62 – IARLG – SURAH AL-KAHF AYAT 7; Date: 24th April 2015; 4th or 5th Rajab 1436

Date: 24th April 2015; 4th/5th Rajab 1436;

Source1: Book: Signs Of The End Times In Surat Al_Kahf; Harun Yahya (Adnan Oktar);Page 28-31

ISLAMIC AL-JUMUAA REMINDER AND LEGACY GROUP (http://aljumaareminder.com/reminds about the reality of all that is on the earth:

SURAH AL-KAHF AYAT 7

Verily, We have made that which is on earth as an adornment for it, in order that We may test them as to which of them are best in deeds [i.e. those who do good deeds in the most perfect manner, that means to do them totally for Allah’s sake and in accordance to  the legal ways of the Prophet {S.A.W}]. (Qur’an 18:7)                

Most people either do not know that their present life in this world is a trial to determine their true value in Allah’s sight, or else they know this truth but choose to ignore it. This is why they are so dedicated to the worldly life and do not want to think about death and an eternal life in the Hereafter. But Allah reveals that people are tried while on Earth:

“We will test you with a certain amount of fear and hunger, and loss of wealth and life and fruits. But give good news to the steadfast” (Qur’an 2:155).

He also reveals the purpose of life on Earth and death, as follows:

He Who created death and life to test which of you is best in action. He is the Almighty, the Ever-Forgiving. (Qur’an 67:2)

Just saying “I believe” is never enough to win Allah’s good pleasure and grace, and Paradise; people have to prove the soundness of their faith and dedication to His revelation throughout their lives and in every situation. One must always turn to Allah and adhere strictly to His commands, whether in hardship, illness, suffering, and hunger or in wealth, power, and influence, for:

Do people imagine that they will be left to say: “We believe,” and will not be tested? We tested those before them, and Allah will surely make evident those who are truthful and and He will surely make evident the liars. (Qur’an 29:2-3)

But most people prefer the pleasures of this life over the life of the Hereafter. To own the latest sports car, a luxurious villa, jewels, or designer cloths are thought, mistakenly, to be the purpose of life. They race to become richer, more beautiful, or more famous, and spend their lives chasing these goals. However, nothing will benefit them unless they use it appropriately, as the following verses reveal:

To mankind, the love of worldly appetites is painted in glowing colors: women and children, and heaped-up mounds of gold and silver, and horses with fine markings, and livestock and fertile farmland. All that is merely the enjoyment of the life of this world. The best homecoming is in the presence of Allah. Say: “Shall I tell you of something better than that?” Those who do their duty will have Gardens with their Lord, with rivers flowing under them, remaining in them timelessly, forever, and purified wives, and Allah’s good pleasure. Allah sees His servants. (Qur’an 3:14-15)

As these verses make clear, this life is temporary and its pleasures are misleading. In the End Times, as it has always been throughout history, all that exists (e.g., palaces, huge factories, bridges, gold and jewelry, money piled up in the bank, stock shares, cars, speed boats, and planes) is created to test people. While owning or not owning such things has specific connotations in human societies, in the eyes of Allah they mean nothing.

What really matters is one’s faith in Allah, sincerity, and good character. Every person will die and realize that the eternal life of the Hereafter is true. Therefore, it is very unwise to be misled by the pleasures of this life. The believers, who realize this truth, exchange their lives and property for the eternal life in the Hereafter and enjoy this deal. Allah says to the believers:

Allah has bought from the believers their selves and their wealth in return for Paradise. They fight in the Way of Allah, and they kill and are killed. It is a promise binding upon Him in the Torah, the Gospel, and the Qur’an, and who is truer to his contract than Allah? Rejoice, then, in the bargain you have made. This is the great victory. (Qur’an 9:111)

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And they were commanded not, but that they should worship Allah, and worship none but Him Alone (abstaining from ascribing partners to Him), and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat) and give Zakat, and that is the right religion. (Qur’an 98:5)

Beautified is the life of this world for those who disbelieve, and they mock at those who believe. But those who obey Allah’s Orders and keep away from what He has forbidden, will be above them on the Day of Resurrection. And Allah gives (of His Bounty, Blessings, Favours, Honours on the Day of Resurrection) to whom He wills without limit. (Qur’an 2:212)

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