Our Lord! Give unto us in the world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and guard us from the Doom of Fire
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verses –200b & 201 of 286, Section – 25 of 40 (Part - 2)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
But of mankind are those who say: “Our Lord! Give unto us in the world,” and they have no portion in the Hereafter.
Fa-‘minan-naasi many-yaquulu Rabbanaaa
‘aatinaa fid-dunyaa wa
maa lahuu fil-‘Aakhirati
Some people in the world are found on which, lust of the world is so overcoming that they deem only it their perfect object. According to them; greatest success is; getting material benefits more and more, accumulate a heap of gold and money, collect the wealth, influence and riches. They become blind in its quest. These desirous persons sacrifice their Hereafter and good end in this effort after falling into the trap of greediness and avarice.
Those people are involved in this disease who are mean in morality, impure in affairs, selfish in their behaviors, deniers of the Doomsday and insane for the casual advantages. They look only the nearby profits always and ignore the durable results. They remain desirous of such thing in every deal from which they may gain fruit immediately. They have no strength of patience and endurance. So they become too much cheerful in this effort and try that if they worship, beg from God Almighty or do any good work even in it, they wish to reap worldly advantage.
They call Allah Almighty only for the purpose that He should pile for them wealth and complete their material necessities. They take part in Jihad only for getting booty, perform the Pilgrimage only for folding up the commercial benefits, offer prayers and pay the poor-due to acquire confidence of the people and gain profit unlawfully from it. Near to them; the Paradise and blessings of the Hereafter are nothing. They suppose the Resurrection Day as a useless faith. They think that the indisputable Life after death will never happen. They don’t believe in reward or punishment against good or bad deeds. The life is only in this world according to them and the success is only the worldly success.
They are involved in open straying. They have chosen the manner of infidelity and hypocrisy. While it is the fact that this world is only abridged part of our successive lives. Remaining and forever life will become our fortune only after death. That life will be fruit of our good or bad acts which we shall do in this world. The life of Hereafter is eternal, unchangeable and without end. Real success is that life’s rest and success. We should strengthen our worldly life in such way, that it becomes stairs of success for our future lives (of the Hereafter).
And of them (also) are those who say: “Our Lord! Give unto us in the world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and guard us from the Doom of Fire.”
Wa minhum-many-yaquulu Rabbanaaa
‘aatinaa fid-dunyaa hasanatanw-wa fil-‘Aa-khirati hasanatanw-wa qinaa ‘azzban-Naar.
In the above mentioned verse recitation was about the individuals who desire only the world (money, gold, wealth and property). As they don’t deny from Allah Almighty, don’t believe entirely in the Hereafter also. Their begging, prayers and requests remain limited only for improvement of this material world. Their intention of worship is only to reap the advantage of the world. God Almighty told about the punishment for them that they will not gain any kind of future reward of virtues on the Doomsday because what they wish and for which they try, they will get in the world. Now while, they have gotten their object in the world then anything will not come into their hands during the Hereafter.
In this lesson, it has been stated about those Believers who have sound thought and right character, who believe in the Hereafter, near to them the Day of Resurrection and punishment on errors will surely happen. So their sight is not only on the world but that is also on the Doomsday. So, they don’t want the world only; turning from the Hereafter and don’t do those works; with which they may reap advantage only for the world but reward for the Hereafter is removed. They consider about the good results in the matters, behaviors and social lives.
It has been disclosed from the word hasanatan that the Believer is the Seeker of the Good and the Excellence of the world as well as the Hereafter. In the world, he begs for power to do good acts. He demands strength and ability for good actions and deeds through prayers and worship, and begs for good fruit of his good acts in the Hereafter. He desires to take the both (the World and the Hereafter) with him. He does higher courtesy and fine affairs, and makes provision for the Hereafter, and prays from God Almighty, “Guard me from the Fire of Hell, make room for me in the Paradise and bestow me the success”. It is a standard of the best individual that he keeps in view the world and the Hereafter in his life and the affairs of his life, and fears from the Doom of the Hell.
Bear in mind that Islam has compared the world and the Hereafter, not coped the religion and the world. Blessed are those individuals who pass their lives likewise decorating along-with their Hereafter.