31. Life in Hereafter should be prioritised

Surah No. 6, Al Anaam, Ayat No. 32


وَمَا الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا إِلاَّ لَعِبٌ وَلَهْوٌ وَلَلدَّارُ الآخِرَةُ خَيْرٌ لِّلَّذِينَ يَتَّقُونَ أَفَلاَ تَعْقِلُونَ


Translation :


The life of this world is like a Play and Amusement ! But the best is the home in the Hereafter, which is better and most appropriate for those who fear from disobedience of Allah. Will you not use your wisdom.


Surah No. 3, Al Imraan, Ayat No. 14

زُيِّنَ لِلنَّاسِ حُبُّ الشَّهَوَاتِ مِنَ النِّسَاء وَالْبَنِينَ وَالْقَنَاطِيرِ الْمُقَنطَرَةِ مِنَ الذَّهَبِ وَالْفِضَّةِ وَالْخَيْلِ الْمُسَوَّمَةِ وَالأَنْعَامِ وَالْحَرْثِ ذَلِكَ مَتَاعُ الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَاللّهُ عِندَهُ حُسْنُ الْمَآبِo

Translation :


People are thrilled in enjoyment with women and children and stored-heaps of gold and silver and branded horses and cattle and land. That is comfort of the life of this world. whereas there are much better things having excellent status with Allah, in the life Hereafter.


Surah No. 11, Hud, Ayat No. 15 & 16

مَن كَانَ يُرِيدُ الْحَيَاةَ الدُّنْيَا وَزِينَتَهَا نُوَفِّ إِلَيْهِمْ أَعْمَالَهُمْ فِيهَا وَهُمْ فِيهَا لاَ يُبْخَسُونَo

أُوْلَـئِكَ الَّذِينَ لَيْسَ لَهُمْ فِي الآخِرَةِ إِلاَّ النَّارُ وَحَبِطَ مَا صَنَعُواْ فِيهَا وَبَاطِلٌ مَّا كَانُواْ يَعْمَلُونَo

Translation :


Those who desire the life of this world and its glitter; We will pay them in full for their work and there will be no shortfall.

They are those for whom there is nothing in the Hereafter but the Fire: What ever they did in this world will go waste, and there will be no effect of their deeds what they do !


Surah No. 59, Al Hashr, Ayat No. 18

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَلْتَنظُرْ نَفْسٌ مَّا قَدَّمَتْ لِغَدٍ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ خَبِيرٌ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَo

Translation :


O you who believe! Fear Allah and keep your duty to Him. And let every person look to what he has sent for tomorrow, and fear Allah. In fact, Allah is Well-Aware of what you do.


Surah No. 79, An Naze aate, Ayats No. 37 to 39


فَأَمَّا مَن طَغَىoوَآثَرَالْحَيَاةَ الدُّنْيَاo

فَإِنَّ الْجَحِيمَ هِيَ الْمَأْوَىo


Translation :    


For him who has done mischieves and preferred the life of this world .Verily ! hell will be his home.



Surah No.87 , Al Aala , Ayats No.16 to 19


بَلْ تُؤْثِرُونَالْحَيَاةَ الدُّنْيَاo

وَالْآخِرَةُ خَيْرٌ وَأَبْقَىo

إِنَّ هَذَا لَفِيالصُّحُفِ الْأُولَىo

صُحُفِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَمُوسَىo

 Translation :



You prefer the life of this world, Although the life in the Hereafter is better and more lasting. This is said in the Books of earlier Scriptures. This is also said in the Scriptures of Ibrahim and Musa.



Comments :


Generally the people keep themselves busy in their life in this world to earn money and collect wealth to lead a luxurious life. They always make efforts and remain eager to provide luxury to their children by way of construction of big houses, furnishing them with articles of comfort and making available all sorts of facilities. This clearly means that the people give full importance to the life of this world and they do not have any fear that one day they have to depart from this world leaving behind everything they earned here. Although Allah and his Messenger (saws) had repeatedly said that the people should have faith on the day of resurrection, the life in the Hereafter and their final destination. For leading a Luxurious life in the Hereafter the Apostle of Allah (saws)had given many demonstrations and practiced the guidelines cited by Allah in the Holy Quran. The Prophet then asked the followers to follow the same system and be successful in the Hereafter.


Allah has confirmed about the life in the Hereafter, not only in the scriptures of Ibrahim and Musa but also in the books of earlier scriptures might be given to those messengers who were sent to every nation of this world. When these scriptures were revealed, the script, the writing material and the scribes were not available. Therefore the revelation was transferred by mouth publicity. Because of the indirect communication the message might have been distorted and the practical aspect of the message must have been changed. It is because of this reason that the other communities are following a different line of worship and must have added man made versions in their religion. Now all the other communities which are not the followers of Islam do not believe in the day of resurrection and life in the Hereafter.


When Quran was revealed, it was written on different type of material. Since Allah has guaranteed that He will protect the Quran from human tampering, therefore today's readers can find exact copies of Quran all over the world. The Quran of today is the same as the Quran revealed to Prophet Mohammad (saws). It is very unfortunate that despite having the same Quran the followers are divided into different  segments.This is because that the followers have kept aside the holy book and started following the innovative versions which has subjected to the segmentation. They should understand that Quran provides a complete system of life and a person can get a luxurious life in the Hereafter if he follows the Guidelines mentioned in the holy Quran. Secondly the decrees of Allah mentioned in the holy Book are absolutely noncontroversial and cannot allow a person to form his own opinion. It is therefore absolutely impossible that the community can be subjected to segmentation.