View Full Version : The life of this world is only the enjoyment of deception ?

12-02-2012, 12:02 AM
As Salaam Alaikum my question is what is meant by this verse in the Quran ? The life of this world is only the enjoyment of deception ? Can anyone explain the context ?

Allah says in the Quran: 'Everyone shall taste death. And only on the Day of Resurrection shall you be paid your wages in full. And whoever is removed away from the Fire and admitted to paradise, he indeed is successful. The life of this world is only the enjoyment of deception(a deceiving thing).' (S.3, v.185)

Every person who passes through the life of this world shall experience death-or a cessation to this life. Just as the birth, or the entrance into this life, and the continuance of our lives in the succession of days are all part of life, so death is also part of life. For without death as the exit from the life of this world, there is no progression towards the ultimate eternity.


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12-02-2012, 03:14 AM
Perhaps this will be useful to you. I see a similarity between the Biblical and Qur'anic texts that the attainment of Paradise and the avoidance of the Hellfire in the Hereafter is the true measure of a person's success or failure in life. Our true purpose in life is to worship our Creator and to not associate anyone or anything with Him, yet so often we get distracted by this worldly life.
Bible Matthew 16:26 What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?

Qur'an Al-Imran 3:91 "Verily, those who disbelieved, and died while they were disbelievers, the (whole) earth full of gold will not be accepted from anyone of them even if they offered it as a ransom. For them is a painful torment and they will have no helpers." Our pursuit of money, fame, power, prestige, etc. has a tremendous potential to become our primary focus in life. When this happens we become more self-centered and forget about the poor and suffering people of the world and that our ultimate destination is the Hereafter.

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