Monday, 4 May 2015

Living a successful life in the Hereafter

Lesson # 703 From Holy Qur’aan

Living a successful life in the Hereafter

Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage - 2
Verses – 29 & 30 of 165, Section – 3 of 20 (Part - 7)
BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim
In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
                                                                                                 

Lesson -2
Summary of both verses discussed in the previous lesson is, “Don’t forget the Day of Resurrection (Rising Again after death) by indulging in romances and fables of the world, and believe in the unseen Judgment Day and the concealed Hell, otherwise it will not be useful for you if you believed after observing them. And the retribution for infidelity and denial in the world will be very severe punishment in the Doomsday.

It is the universal law, according to which, Islam desires to teach the Humankind to dwell in the world. Without understanding it properly, it is impossible to pass the time of this worldly life well efficiently. How much this rule will be cleared and manifested and kept in mind, so much the human being will really be matured, otherwise living a successful life in the Hereafter is not possible.

The mankind wishes to fulfill his all desires without any hindrance. But if he considers that he will be able to fulfill his desires with the help of material things, then it is his false notion, because one of his wishes can never be fulfilled in the world, which is “To live always”. Neither has anyone remained living in the world forever and nor can live. The open consequence comes out from it that the entire things of the world, like wealth and property, power and honor, laughter and jest, pleasure and delight will be kept back, and at last, the human being will go to his next journey, (giving up everything here) which will start after death.

Holy Qur’aan describes that the hearty object of the human being “That should be fulfilled, what I wish”, will be fulfilled but after death and on the condition that he was not slave of his desires in the world. Moreover, he/she should dwell in the world in accord with the Commands of Allaah Almighty and believe in it that “If I shall follow the Commands of Allaah Almighty and the Sayings of His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) instead of following my own desires, then after death, my all desires will be fulfilled in the Gardens (Paradise). And I shall be given such a life, which will never be expire-able.  

 This is the lesson which has made the people to understand in Holy Qur’aan again and again. Such people have been censured in the verses under reference (29 & 30), who say: There is naught save our life of the world, and we shall not be raised (again). Those people have been engaged to fulfill their desires. It has been told here that this thought is the root of destruction as well as it is against the sense because, while every human being desires naturally that “My all wishes should be fulfilled” and those cannot be fulfilled in this world, then he must be provided opportunity to fulfill his natural desire, otherwise his humanity will not be perfect.

Islam teaches that after death his desire will be fulfilled but not of all. Moreover, only that person’s desires will be fulfilled, who does not want to complete his all wishes here, and acts upon those commands, which Holy Qur’aan taught him/her. And he/she does not go near those deeds, which have been prevented by the Holy Qur’aan and Sunnah. Such person will live a best life forever after death, and his/her every desire will be fulfilled without any further labor and hard work. Collection of that gain is called “Paradise”, that is to say; fulfillment of every desire.   

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif

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