A Great Triumph
[3:185] Every person tastes death, then you receive your recompense on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever misses Hell, barely, and makes it to Paradise, has attained a great triumph. The life of this world is no more than an illusion.
Since believers go straight to paradise when they exit this world what does it mean that every person tastes death?
[21:35] Every person will taste death, after we put you to the test through adversity and prosperity, then to us you ultimately return.
[29:57] Everyone will taste death, then to us you will be ultimately returned.
[44:56] They do not taste death therein – beyond the first death – and He has spared them the retribution of Hell.
No one is going to be able to take the materials of this world into the Hereafter. Yet, so many people spend their whole life living for this world and neglect the reality that begins after death. Instead they opt to live for the 80 years or so of this life as oppose to all of eternity that occurs in the Hereafter.
Choose Your Priorities Carefully This Life
[17:18] Anyone who chooses this fleeting life as his priority, we will rush to him what we decide to give him, then we commit him to Gehenna, where he suffers forever, despised and defeated. The Hereafter
[17:19] As for those who choose the Hereafter as their priority, and work righteousness, while believing, their efforts will be appreciated.
[17:20] For each one of them we provide; we provide for those and these from your Lord’s bounties. Your Lord’s bounties are inexhaustible.
[17:21] Note how we preferred some people above others (in this life). The differences in the Hereafter are far greater and far more significant.
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