Lesson # 466
Reward in the World and in the Hereafter
Surah ‘Aali- ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran -3),
Stage– 1, Verse– 145 of 200, Section 15 of 20, (Par – 4)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
145. No soul can ever die except by Allah’s leave and at a term appointed. Whoso desireth the reward of the world, We bestow on him thereof; and whoso desireth the reward of the Hereafter, We bestow on him thereof. And We shall reward the thankful.
145. Wa maa kaana li-nafsin ‘an- tamuuta ‘illaa bi-‘izNillaahi ki-taabam-mu-‘ajjalaa. Wa many-yurid sa-waabad-dunyaa Nu’-tihii minhaa. Wa many-yurid sa-waabal-‘Aakhirati Nu’-tihii minhaa. Wa sanaj-zish-Shaakiriin.
It has been explained in this verse that none can die without the Command of Allah Almighty, whether how much reasons for death assembled. Moreover, death of every person occurs at its specific time. While the situation is likewise then the people who have trust in Allah Almighty, should neither be confused from it and nor be disappointed after hearing the death of any young or old.
The person who desires the reward of his good deeds in the world, Allah Almighty will bestow on him thereof; and whoso desires the reward in the Hereafter, He will bestow on him thereof. For instance; the squad of archers disobeyed the Holy Prophet (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) in the Battle of ‘Uhud and broke in collecting the spoils of war. Those people wanted reward of strife and struggle (Jihad) in the path of Allah Almighty in the world.
Second type of the people is those who executed the order of Last Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam). For example, the leader of archers Abdullah bin Jabiir and his only ten companions (May Allah be pleased with them) saw the enemies running away from the battlefield and found the Muslims collecting the spoils of war, but they did not move from their post. They preferred the Obedience of Holy Prophet (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) instead of property and material belonged to this world. They remained steadfast in obedience of Holy Prophet (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) without caring for the wealth. Reward for this type of particular people is in the Hereafter.
The people who will remain steadfast on the religion, they will get the religion also as well as there will be no deduction in their wealth and property in the world, and they will succeed in the Hereafter too. Allah Almighty will grant them more rewards; who feel obliged and value the graciousness. Some people become so blind in the greed and selfishness and lose their senses that their belief does not remain in Hereafter. They say that they should be paid their reward for their deeds in cash (in the world); not in loan (in the Hereafter). They think that it is unknown and not sure to come again to be alive. They want to get the rewards of their virtues, hardworking and goodness in this world. Such people remain in severe loss because getting reward in this world is nothing as compared to the Hereafter.