Lesson # 381
Religion other than the Surrender to God will not be accepted in the Hereafter
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran - 3), Stage – 1,
Verse – 85 of 200, Section – 9 of 20, (Part – 3)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
85. And whoso seeketh as religion other than the Surrender (to Allah) it will not be accepted from him, and he will be a loser in the Hereafter.
85. Wa many-yabtagi gayral-‘Islaami Diinan- falany-yaqbala minh. Wa huwa fil-‘Aakhirati minal-khaasiriin.
It has been described in this verse that if someone seeks any other religion except Islam, that will not be accepted by God Almighty. Such person will be punished in this world for his efforts as well as he will be a loser in the Hereafter.
It is the reality that while the religion (Islam) has been revealed in its full form, then no false, self-made or incomplete religion can be acceptable. If, after rising the sun, someone kindles a lamp or searches the light of the stars, then it would be stupidity only.
This example suits accurately about the religion. Now the time of any local religion, creed relating to breed and limited guidance has passed. Above all, every individual should get light of Messenger-hood and guidance; only from the last and conqueror Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) of the world, because it is the treasury of the entire illuminations, in which all the previous lights have been inserted.
The aim from it is to reprimand the Children of Israel, “Don’t seek as religion other than Islam. Moreover, get protection in its acceptance. You are bearer of which religion or you claim about which Scripture as yours, its principles and formulas are exactly according to Islam and the Islam has some superiority over all other religions”. The appearance of the religions of the Jews and the Christians was local. These religions were sent only for a particular nation and particular time to be adopted.
Islam is a conqueror of the world, perfect and a collective religion for the entire world. It has mastery in all fields of life. Therefore, if you wish to become faithful to your religion, then you should embrace Islam. You will get salvation and respect because of it. If you will remain standing opposite; notwithstanding its comprehension, and seek any other religion except Islam, then certainly; it will be false, misled and self-made. Therefore, it will never be accepted. In addition, those people will get severe punishment of their infidelity and denial. They will find themselves among the losers on the Day of Resurrection.
This world is just like an examination hall and the result of its deeds will be shown in the Hereafter. The person, who will sow the seeds of good acts with digging and labor in this world, he will get pleasure and comfort on the Day of Judgment, and who remained earning the worldly wealth and property due to his perverseness and spite, he will get there obdurate loss.
Therefore, we should not remain imprudent; we should choose the path of goodness becoming farsighted. Otherwise, it is much difficult to be saved from the loss of Hereafter. Farsighted is that individual; who tries for his better end, specifically such end which is of a permanent nature, neither that is temporary and nor for the time being.