212- THE DISBELIEVERS HAVE BEEN ALLURED BY THIS LOWER LIFE, AND THEY MOCK THE BELIEVERS, WHILE THE PIOUS SHALL BE SUPERIOR TO THEM ON THE DAY OF RESURRECTION, AND ALLAH PROVIDES TO WHOEVER HE WISHES WITHOUT LIMIT.
Allah the Highest describes this life on Earth as the Lower Life. It is inferior to the Hereafter in every thing, in its pleasures, as well as its displeasures.
The disbelievers are allured by this lower life and by its pleasures as they do not believe in the Hereafter. Therefore, they have to get all their pleasures in this life. They fear poverty and death and try to obtain and enjoy all material things before life comes to an end.
They mock the believers for their belief in the Hereafter and their work for it. The work for the Hereafter seems illogical to the disbelievers, particularly if it at the cost of what they see as enjoying this life and making the most of it. Allah’s messenger prayer and peace upon him said: “He who desires the Hereafter, shall leave pleasures of this life”. (T: Qeyamah; 24)
Allah the Highest however promises the believers superior status on the Day of Resurrection to the disbelievers. The believers shall be rewarded by the Paradise and the disbelievers punished by the Fire. In fact this is a promise that the believers shall have a superior status to the disbelievers from the resurrection on, not just after judgment.
Some ask about the disbelievers who are kind, charitable, and do good work in this life, will they be rewarded for their deeds? On Earth, yes, but not in later life, they do not believe in the Hereafter, Judgment, reward and punishment anyway.
Also Allah the Highest created us to worship Him first of all. The disbelievers do not worship Allah the Highest; therefore they do not fulfill the first purpose of their creation. Allah the Highest said: “BUT I DID NOT CREATE MANKING AND JINN FOR OTHER THAN TO WORSHIP ME” (S: 51 A: 56)
Allah the Highest said: “AND THOSE WHO DISBELIEVE, THEIR DEEDS ARE LIKE A MIRAGE IN A DRY DESERT, A THIRSTY PERSON THINKS IT TO BE WATER UNTIL HE REACHES IT, TO FIND IT NOTHING AND FINDS ALLAH THERE AND HE PAYS HIM IN FULL, AND ALLAH IS SWIFT IN RECKONING”. (S: 24 A: 39)
“AND ALLAH PROVIDES TO WHOEVER HE WISHES WITHOUT LIMIT”
Allah the Highest provides for the believers and the disbelievers. The disbelievers are provided for in this life, and this is limited by what the life on earth can offer whatever great. In this life, one is limited by the amount they can eat, drink, do things they enjoy etc. The provisions of the Hereafter are truly without limit in what we can have, enjoy, do or any thing else. It has no limits.
Allah the Highest said: “WHOEVER DESIRES THE CROP OF THE HEREAFTER, WE SHALL INCREASE HIS CROP FOR HIM, AND WHOEVER DESIRES THE CROP OF THE LOWER LIFE, WE SHALL GIVE HIM FROM IT BUT THEY WILL HAVE NO SHARE IN THE HEREAFTER”. (S: 42 A: 20)
Note that Allah the Highest did not promise to increase the crop of the lower life for those who just want it.
Allah the Highest provides for both the believers and the disbelievers in this Lower Life, but only for the believers in the Hereafter. Allah the Highest said: “FOR HE SHALL REWARD THOSE WHO BELIEVED AND DID RIGHTEOUS DEEDS, THEY WILL BE GRANTED FORGIVENESS AS WELL AS EXCELLENT AND GENEROUS PRIVISIONS”. (S: 34 A: 4)
We ask Allah the Highest to be among them. Amen.
B: Bukhari M: Muslim Mal: Malek A: Ahmed D: Abu Dawood
Da: Daremy Ma: Ibn Magah N: Nesae T: Termezi