Friday, September 17, 2010

Qur'anic Verse : Al-Baqarah Verse: 266

In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate!

Would anyone of you wish that he should have
a green garden of palm trees and vines,
watered by canals and laden with all sorts of fruit
and then it should be consumed by a fiery whirlwind
at the very time when he himself has grown very old
and his small children are too feeble to earnanything?*1

Thus Allah makes His revelations clear & plain to you
that you may ponder over them.

(Surah-2 Al-Baqarah ~ Ayah-266)

*1 - It is obvious that a man does not like to see the 
earnings of his lifetime destroyed in his old age, 
when he needs them badly and when he can 
no longer earn.

How is it, then, that he can contemplate stepping 
into the realm of the Hereafter and finding suddenly
that he is empty-handed; that he has sown nothing 
from which he can reap the fruit?

In the Next World there will be no opportunity to begin 
earning a new. Whatever one can do towards ensuring 
one's well-being in the Hereafter must be done in this world.

If one devotes oneself totally to the pursuit of the riches 
of this world rather than to the Hereafter,one's situation 
will be as pitiable as that of the age-stricken man whose 
orchard (his source of income in his old age) is reduced 
to ashes too late for him to produce a new one.