Quran 3 - 185 (Lesson – 495)
The Taste of the Death
Surah ‘Aali- ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran -3),
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
185. Every soul will taste of death. And ye will be paid on the Day of Resurrection only that which ye have fairly earned. Whoso is removed from the Fire and is made to enter Paradise, he indeed is triumphant. And the life of this world is nothing but a deceptive provision of vanity.
185. Kullu nafsin- zaaa-‘iqatul- mawt. Wa ‘innamaa tu-waffaw-na ‘ujuurakum Yawmal-Qiyaamah. Faman- zuhziha ‘aninnaari wa ‘ud-khilal-Jannata faqad faaz. Wa mal-hayaa-tuddun-yaaa ‘illaa mataa-‘ul-guruur.
Such reality has been manifested in this verse that every living being and soul would have to taste the death one or the other day. The creature, which is born once in the world, mortality/death is compulsory for that. Permanence is not for any existence but Allah Almighty. Although this truth has been cleared earlier, but here it is being mentioned particularly for those people who hold fondly their wealth in their arms instead of spending it in the Way of Allah Almighty and use to collect it heaps over heaps. When they will taste death, their entire wealth and property, gold, silver and money will be dropped down here, in this world and they will be buried in to their graves empty-handed. Neither their wealth can postpone their death, nor can it keep them away from the severe bodily suffering in their graves. Therefore, they should keep the love with Allah’s creature, giving up love of the wealth.
mataa-‘ul-guruur – (a deceptive provision of vanity). Mataa’ means provisions, property, real capital, funds etc. Guruur means deceptive, alluring. The individual, who is boaster, is called proud, haughty or arrogant because he is involved in deception about himself. He imagines something better about himself, which actually he is not.
Accidental spring and pleasantness of life are the things of imposture. Many ignorant people forget their future (the Day of Resurrection) due to exciting beauties and apparent decoration, and make their aim of life only to this world. They wish to get provision and wealth from every source whether that is lawful or unlawful. Selfishness, greed and sensuality become their habit. They consider that success of this world is perhaps actual success, whereas actual success of humankind is to be saved from the torment of God Almighty and to acquire the delight (Paradise). There is No success if one remains out from the Paradise. Working Good, worshiping Allah Almighty and sacrificing make a man deserving of the Paradise.