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Getting to Know Allah

Allah on the Present Life

87:14 He who cleanses himself shall prosper;

87:15 Remembering your Lord’s Name and praying.

87:16 No, you prefer the present life;

87:17 Whereas the Hereafter is better and more lasting.

87:18 That, indeed, is in the ancients scrolls,

87:19 The scrolls of Abraham and Moses.

Allah never misses an opportunity to remind people how life is better in the Hereafter. In one of more than a dozen revelations about a God who provides for whomever He pleases in whatever quantity He pleases, He makes a rare admission about life in the here-and-now being pleasurable, if only for a short time.

13:26 Allah enlarges and restricts the provision to whom He pleases. They rejoice at this worldly life, but worldly life is nothing but a fleeting pleasure compared with the life to come.

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There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.

Ayatollah Khomeini

Loving living in the here-and-now rather than seeking the better life in the Hereafter is a sin, as benefits a religion which often takes on many of the trappings associated with death cults, the suicide bomber being its most violent manifestation.

16:107 That is because they love the present life more than the Hereafter, and because Allah does not guide the unbelievers.

16:108 They are those whose hearts, ears and eyes Allah has sealed; and those are the heedless.

Hell awaits those who prefer living in the here-and-now; those who have a “passion” for life as opposed to a yearning for death.

79:34 Then when the Great Calamity (Judgement Day) shall come;

79:35 On the Day that man will remember what he has done;

79:36 And Hell shall be exhibited to whoever can see.

79:37 Then, as to him who has transgressed,

79:38 And preferred the present life;

79:39 Hell, indeed, is the refuge.

79:40 But as to him who fears the station of his Lord, and forbids his soul from passion;

79:41 Then, Paradise is the refuge.