Lesson – 22
(5) Those who are certain of the Hereafter
Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verse – 4b of 286, Section – 1 of 40 (Part - 1)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
4b. And are certain of the Hereafter.
4b. Wa bil-‘Aakhirati hum yuuqinuun.
‘Al-‘Aakhirati – means “the next life coming after death”. , It has been called ‘Ad-Daarul- ‘Aakhirah and Yawmul- ‘Aakhirah also in Holy Qur’an.
Yuuqinuun – (they believe). This word has been derived from ‘Iiqaan, which has come out from yaqiin. Yaqiin (Belief) is the Knowledge, which has been obvious by the proof as much that no room for doubts and suspicions has remained.
This world is “a place of striving”. That is to say; such life, after which, the time of practice is over. The world coming after this life is called “the place of Requital” in which; every person will be rewarded or punished according to his every act and deed, he performed or committed in this world. There is no doubt that we get retaliation in terms of events in this world but sometimes, it happens that the people are not rewarded or punished fully. The individuals with Good deeds are deprived of getting rewards and wrongdoers are saved from the punishment. Whereas, the justice demands that any act of any person must not be left without retaliation. So, God Almighty has fixed a Day on which; every human being and every nation will get its reward or punishment in full; against every good or bad act. Hence, believing in a sustainable future of this world for reward and punishment is an important component of a true religion.
It has been cleared also that the Hereafter has strong relation with this world. That life will be the result of our deeds, we do in this world. Therefore, it is the attribute of the pious people that they get satisfaction before starting any work; whether the work, they are going to do, is not against the heavenly teachings and guidance of God Almighty in terms of the future and the result?
God Almighty has given us full liberty of selection and power of choice for deeds and acts. We have many ways to reach the destination. But we have to choose the path about which Allah Almighty has guided us. If the belief regarding the end of this world, rewards or punishments according to good or bad deeds - remains before us every time, then it is sure that we shall remain firm on the path of Truth and temperance in this worldly life. We should mold our lives according to the principles of Holy Qur-‘aan, so that; we may acquire much pleasant results from it and we may succeed in the both worlds. The person, who has not faith in liability of his acts, calculation of good and bad deeds and their results, he will never correct his deeds.