103. Life Style of Unbelievers should not deceive the believers

Life style of unbelievers should not deceive

the believers

Surah No. 3 Al Imran Ayat No. 196 & 197

o لَا يَغُرَّنَّكَ تَقَلُّبُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا فِي الْبِلَادِ

Translation :

You should not be deceived about the strutting (show off ) of the unbelievers in cities.

o مَتَاعٌ قَلِيلٌ ثُمَّ مَأْوَاهُمْ جَهَنَّمُ وَبِئْسَ الْمِهَادُ

Translation :

This is a little pleasure, then their destination is Hell -what an evil resting place!

Comments :

Many unbelievers are leading a luxurious and comfortable life and enjoying all kinds of facilities in this world. Generally these people keep themselves busy in their life in this world to earn 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. 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. Those scriptures might be revealed on those earlier 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 contents of revelations were communicated by mouth publicity. Because of the indirect communication the followers have lost the direction and the real message. They started believing that the life in this world is final and they will not be raised up again. In other words they do not believe in the day of resurrection and life in the Hereafter.

As a matter of fact, they are leading a life which suits to them as they have no fear of any sin, consequently they are involved fearlessly, in adultery, intoxication and in all kinds of bad deeds. They should understand that Quran provides a complete system of life and if a person follows it, he can get a luxurious life in the Hereafter for ever.

Allah has clearly said in the above verses that the believers should not feel bad about their life and should not be deceived about the life of the unbelievers. They are assured by Allah that if they are leading a life according to the guidelines set by Allah in holy Quran and sunnah, they will be surely rewarded in the life hereafter.