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.