13. Life in this world, Death and belief in life in Hereafter

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.

Surah No.3 , Al Imraan, Ayat No.145

وَمَا كَانَ لِنَفۡسٍ اَنۡ تَمُوۡتَ اِلَّا بِاِذۡنِ اللّٰهِ كِتٰبًا مُّؤَجَّلًا

وَ مَنۡ يُّرِدۡ ثَوَابَ الدُّنۡيَا نُؤۡتِه مِنۡهَا

ۚ وَمَنۡ يُّرِدۡ ثَوَابَ الۡاٰخِرَةِ نُؤۡتِه مِنۡهَا

‌وَسَنَجۡزِى الشّٰكِرِيۡنَ

Translation :

And no person can ever die except by Allah's decree ; and its appointed time is also prescribed. And he who desires his reward in this world, We shall grant him the reward of this world; and he who desires the reward in the hereafter, We shall grant him the reward in the hereafter. And soon shall We reward the ones who are grateful.

Surah No. 3, Al Imraan, Ayat No. 185

كُلُّ نَفۡسٍ ذَآٮِٕقَةُ الۡمَوۡتِ‌ وَاِنَّمَا تُوَفَّوۡنَ اُجُوۡرَكُمۡ يَوۡمَ الۡقِيٰمَةِ‌ فَمَنۡ زُحۡزِحَ عَنِ النَّارِ وَاُدۡخِلَ الۡجَـنَّةَ فَقَدۡ فَازَ ‌ وَمَا الۡحَيٰوةُ الدُّنۡيَاۤ اِلَّا مَتَاعُ الۡغُرُوۡرِ‏

كُلُّ نَفْسٍ ذَآئِقَةُ الْمَوْتِ

Translation :

Everyone is bound to taste death and you shall receive your full reward on the Day of Resurrection. Then, whoever is spared the Fire and is admitted to Paradise has indeed been successful. The life of this world is merely an illusory enjoyment.

Surah No. 4, An Nisa, part of Ayat No. 78

أَيْنَمَا تَكُونُواْ يُدْرِككُّمُ الْمَوْتُ وَلَوْ كُنتُمْ فِي بُرُوجٍ مُّشَيَّدَةٍ

Translation :

"Wherever you are, death will find you out, even if you are in strong fortress " (you cannot escape death)

Surah No. 29, Al Ankaboot, Ayat No. 57

o كُلُّ نَفْسٍ ذَائِقَةُ الْمَوْتِ ثُمَّ إِلَيْنَا تُرْجَعُونَ

Translation :

Every soul shall have a taste of death: in the end you shall be brought back to Us.

Surah No. 6, Al Anaam, Ayat No. 160

o مَن جَاء بِالْحَسَنَةِ فَلَهُ عَشْرُ أَمْثَالِهَا وَمَن جَاء بِالسَّيِّئَةِ فَلاَ يُجْزَى إِلاَّ مِثْلَهَا وَهُمْ لاَ يُظْلَمُونَ

Translation :

He, who has done good shall have ten times to his credit: he who has done evil shall only be punished equivalent to his evil. Injustice will never be done to anybody.

Surah No. 5, Al Maeda, Ayat No. 105

يٰۤـاَيُّهَا الَّذِيۡنَ اٰمَنُوۡا عَلَيۡكُمۡ اَنۡفُسَكُمۡ‌ۚ لَا يَضُرُّكُمۡ مَّنۡ ضَلَّ اِذَا اهۡتَدَيۡتُمۡ‌

اِلَى اللّٰهِ مَرۡجِعُكُمۡ جَمِيۡعًا فَيُـنَـبِّـئُكُمۡ بِمَا كُنۡتُمۡ تَعۡمَلُوۡنَo

Translation :

O you who believe! Take care of your own selves ; if you follow right guidance, no harm can come to you from those who are in error. The return of all of you is to Allah: it is He, Who will show you, what you used to do.

Surah No. 6, Al Anaam, Ayat No. 164

قُلْ أَغَيْرَ اللّهِ أَبْغِي رَبًّا وَهُوَ رَبُّ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَلاَ تَكْسِبُ كُلُّ نَفْسٍ إِلاَّ عَلَيْهَا وَلاَ تَزِرُ

o وَازِرَةٌ وِزْرَ أُخْرَى ثُمَّ إِلَى رَبِّكُم مَّرْجِعُكُمْ فَيُنَبِّئُكُم بِمَا كُنتُمْ فِيهِ تَخْتَلِفُونَ

Translation :

Say: " Can I seek any other Lord other than Allah, when He is the Cherisher of all things (that exist)?" And whoever commits sin will receive punishment on himself : and no one bear the burden of another person. Your goal in the end is towards Allah: The things in which you were disputing, He will tell you the truth of those things.

Surah No. 53, An Najam, Ayat No. 38 & 39

o وَأَنْ لَيْسَ لِلْإِنْسَانِ إِلَّا مَا سَعَىٰ o أَلَّا تَزِرُ وَازِرَةٌ وِزْرَ أُخْرَىٰ

Translation :

That no person can bear the burden of another person ; And the man can have that only, for which he has made efforts.

Surah Number 56 Al Waqia ayt number 83 to 85

وَ نَحۡنُ اَقۡرَبُ اِلَیۡہِ مِنۡکُمۡ وَ لٰکِنۡ لَّا تُبۡصِرُوۡنَ o وَاَنۡتُمۡ حِيۡنَٮِٕذٍ تَـنۡظُرُوۡنَۙ‏ o فَلَوۡلَاۤ اِذَا بَلَغَتِ الۡحُـلۡقُوۡمَۙ‏

Translation :

Then why do you not (intervene) when the soul of a dying person reaches the throat ? ﴾83﴿ And you at that moment are looking on, ﴾84﴿ But We are nearer to him than you, but you see not (85).

Surah No. 56 Al Waqia , Ayts No. 88 to 91

o فَلَوۡ لَاۤ اِذَا بَلَغَتِ الۡحُلۡقُوۡمَ

o فَرَوۡحٌ وَّ رَیۡحَانٌ ۬ وَّ جَنَّتُ نَعِیۡمٍ

o وَ اَمَّاۤ اِنۡ کَانَ مِنۡ اَصۡحٰبِ الۡیَمِیۡن

o فَسَلٰمٌ لَّکَ مِنۡ اَصۡحٰبِ الۡیَمِیۡنِ

Translation :

If the (dying person) be of those Nearest to Allah (Muqarribeen). There is Rest for him and Satisfaction, and Garden of Delights. And if he be of the Companions of the Right Hand. Then Salam to him for being the Companions of the Right Hand.

Surah No. 56 Al Waqia, Ayt No. 92-94

وَاَمَّاۤ اِنۡ كَانَ مِنَ الۡمُكَذِّبِيۡنَ الضَّآلِّيۡنَۙ‏ ﴿ فَنُزُلٌ مِّنۡ حَمِيۡمٍۙ‏ ﴿ وَّتَصۡلِيَةُ جَحِيۡمٍ‏ ﴿

Translation :

But if he (the dying person) be of those who reject the truth and is in error ﴾92﴿ Then for him is entertainment with boiling water. ﴾93﴿ And burning in Hell ﴾94﴿

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.