An-Nisa · Juz 5 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Difference between the Blessings of the Present World and Those of the Hereafter

[Explanation in the light of Surah an-Nisa Ayah 77]

In this ayah, the blessings of the Hereafter have been declared to be more bountiful and certainly better as compared with the blessings of the present world. Some reasons why this is so are given below:

 

1. The blessings of the world are few, while the blessings of the Hereafter are many.

2. The blessings of the world are perishable, while the blessings of the Hereafter are eternal.

3. The blessings of the world are laced with all sorts of botherations, while the blessings of the Hereafter are free of such impurities.

4. The acquisition of the blessings of the world is not certain, while the blessings of the Hereafter will most certainly reach everyone who is God-fearing (Muttaqi : the observer of Taqwa[Tafseer Kabeer]

 

There is no gain in the world for the one who has no share in the eternal abode from Allah. Still, if the world does attract some people, then (beware) it is a short-lived enjoyment and its decline is near (that is, once eyes close in death, the Akhirah is there to see).

[Taken from Maaruf-ul-Qur’an by Mufti Muhammad Shafi Usmani]

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