104 – IARLG – YOLO IN THE QURAN; Date 19th February 2016; 9th or 10th Jumādā al-Ūlā 1437

Date: 19th February 2016; 9th or 10th Rabi Jumada al-Ula 1437;

Source: Gabriel Al Romaani for the Daily Reminder

ISLAMIC AL-JUMUAA REMINDER AND LEGACY GROUP (http://aljumaareminder.com/) reminds via the dangers of living a YOLO {You Only Live Once} lifestyle:

YOLO IN THE QURAN;

Some interesting Ayahs in the Quran that really boggle the mind. Allah talks about people who denied the Hereafter; the people who say that this life is everything we have and that we should live it up!

“There is nothing but our life of this world! We die and we live! And we are not going to be resurrected! He is only a man who has invented a lie against Allah, and we are not going to believe in him.” (Qur’an 23:37-38)

And they say: “There is nothing but our life of this world, we and we live and nothing destroys us except Ad-Dahr (time).” And they have no knowledge of it; they only conjecture. (Qur’an 45:24)

These are the statements of the disbelievers, what’s interesting about this (though this is 1400 years ago); we have Muslims today making this statement. They say and resound these statements of pop media, pop culture, of movies and so on. Saying such stuff as YOLO [You Only Live Once]!

This is a disease in the hearts many of our Muslim youth. They think, why should I commit to religion and morality? Why should I do good when I only have one life? I don’t know if I’m going to be resurrected. I don’t know what’s after; I should enjoy myself. I should smoke, drink, go with women, relax, forget about going to the Masjid (Mosque); forget about waking up for the fajr (Morning) Prayer and all these things. I need to do whatever is fun for me, whatever is good for me. And this is such a hedonistic type of mentality.

What’s interesting though, brothers and sisters, pay attention. Allah agrees with the statement YOLO – You Only Live Once; and disagrees with it. How, you may ask.

First of all let’s look at how does Allah agree with it. Allah talking about the day when it’s too late that you have no more chances, it’s done, it’s finished. Allah says:

Until when death comes to one of them, he says: “My Lord! Send me back, so that I may do good in that which I left behind!” No! It is but a word that he speaks, and behind them is Barzakh (a barrier) until the Day when they will be resurrected. (Qur’an 23:99-100)

That people say, “O my Lord send me back in order that I may work righteousness in that which I neglected.” So people will know it’s too late in Judgement Day. They will know they can’t do anything anymore and hence they will beg Allah to send them back. No! Allah knows very well, they had this mentality YOLO, well guess what? They were correct in the fact that they only live once and have only one chance to make it right and to work righteousness. They had the chance to struggle and earn Paradise [through the Mercy of Allah]. But they didn’t, they spent their time in foolish things and they lost it.

But those who disbelieve for them will be the Fire of Hell. Neither it will have a complete killing effect on them so that they die, nor shall its torment be lightened for them. Thus do We requite every disbeliever! Therein they will cry: “Our Lord! Bring us out, we shall do righteous good deeds, not (the evil deeds) that we used to do.” (Allah will reply): “Did We not give you lives long enough, so that whosoever would receive admonition, – could receive it? And the warner came to you. So taste you (the evil of your deeds). For the Zalimun (polytheists and wrongdoers, etc) there is no helper.” (Qur’an 35:36-37)

Now brothers and sisters, how does Allah disagree with YOLO? Well, YOLO as in there is nothing after this life is totally wrong. Of course there is! There is resurrection; there is judgment, accountability, so Allah disagrees with that. Allah says in the Quran:

And that those who believe not in the Hereafter, for them We have prepared a painful torment (Hell). (Quran 17:10)

Nay, they deny the Hour (the Day of Resurrection), and for those who deny the Hour, We have prepared a flaming Fire (i.e. Hell). (Qur’an 25:11)

They will be punished and it will be too late. They cannot go back.

Has there not been over man a period of time, when he was nothing to be mentioned? Verily, We created man from Nutfah drops of mixed semen (discharge of man and women), in order to try him, so We made him hearer, seer. Verily, We showed him the way, whether he be grateful or ungrateful. (Qur’an 76:1-3)

How can you disbelieve in Allah? Seeing that you were dead and He gave you life. Then He will give you death, then again will bring you to life (on the Day of Resurrection) and then unto Him you will return. (Qur’an 2:28)

Then how can you avoid the punishment, if you disbelieve, on a Day that will make the children grey-headed (i.e. the Day of Resurrection)? Whereon the heaven will be cleft asunder? His Promise is certainly to be accomplished. Verily this is an admonition, therefore whosoever will, let him take a Path to His Lord! (Qur’an 73:17-19)

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If you could but see when they will be held over the (Hell) Fire! They will say: “Would that we were sent back (to the world)! Then we would not deny the Ayat of our Lord, and we would be of the believers!” (Qur’an 6:27)

Nay, it has become manifest to them what they had been concealing before. But if there were returned (to the world), they would certainly revert to that which they were forbidden. And indeed they are liars. (Qur’an 6:28)

And they said: “There is no (other life) but our (present) life of this world, and never shall we be resurrected (on the Day of Resurrection).” (Qur’an 6:29)

If you could but see when they will be held in front of their Lord! He will say: “Is not this the truth?” They will say: “Yes, by our Lord!” He will then say: “So taste you the torment because you used not to believe.” (Qur’an 6:29)

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O you who believe! Let not your properties or your children divert you from the remembrance of Allah. And whosoever does that, then they are the losers. (Qur’an 63:9)

And spend of that with which We have provided you, before death comes to one of you and he says: “My Lord! If only You would give me respite for a little while (i.e. return to the worldly life), then I should give Sadaqah (i.e. Zakat) of my wealth, and be among the righteous [i.e. perform Hajj]. (Qur’an 63:10)

And Allah grants respite to none when his appointed time (death) comes. And Allah is All-Aware of what you do. (Qur’an 63:11)

104 - IARLG - YOLO IN THE QURAN; Date 19th February 2016; 9th or 10th Jumādā al-Ūlā 1437 (70 downloads)

 

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