In the name of Allah the most Beneficent the Most Merciful,
وَمَا الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا إِلاَّ لَعِبٌ وَلَهْوٌ وَلَلدَّارُ الآخِرَةُ خَيْرٌ لِّلَّذِينَ يَتَّقُونَ أَفَلاَ تَعْقِلُونَ
“And the worldly life is not but amusement and diversion; but the home of the Hereafter is best for those who fear Allah, so will you not reason?”
There are many things of deceptive appearances in this worldly life that may deceive those who fail to reason so as to make life mere sport and pastime.
However,for those who fear Allah and know that surely they cannot handle His punishment(You cannot handle the punishment of Allah.You just can’t); for such people the hereafter is best for them and much better than this transitory world.
This world leaves us everyday but many of us and this author is no exception are deceived by it.We know we are bound to leave it but our hearts sometimes cling to it.Its transient.Its like a farm where we sow our seeds,the day of judgement is like the farmers market and paradise or hell are like our gains and losses.
This is a profound truth.We must remind ourselves daily that we are leaving this earth soon and the hereafter is best not for all of us but only for those of us who had fear of Gods’ Punishment.His Mercy precedes His wrath but His Justice demands that those who passed the test of life be rewarded and those who failed be given their just recompense.
Dear reader will we reason?Will we understand that this world is a test and that the hereafter is best?One may ask why is the hereafter best.The answer dear reader is Paradise the abode of the pious is free of all that causes unhappiness.There is no pain in paradise.No pain.No betrayal.No hurt.No lies.No boredom.No misery.No injustice.No heartache.None of that.Just pure bliss.
On the other hand in hell there is no happiness.Just eternal torment.Do you understand now why the gatekeepers of hell will be shocked to see people enter there.Were you not warned they will ask us.Yes.Yes we were warned but most of us took the warning in jest.
Make your choice where would you rather be with God,His angels and His pious worshipers or with the devil,pharaoh and all the evil creation from jinn and mankind.Those are your only options.Choose wisely.
Allah has invited us to the home of peace.He has given us the map(ie Quran and authentic narrations of the Prophet peace be upon him.)
Do not be deceived by this worldly life.Neither by its games nor its useless banter.Focus your eyes on
Jannah(Paradise).Let it be your goal.Let it be my goal.Let it be our goal.Allahs’ aid is sought.
Dear reader Allah is your Lord ask Him to help you be from the people of paradise.
Asalaam aleykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.(May the peace, and the mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you.)