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Sural Al A'laa, ayah 16-17

May 6, 2022

Sural Al A'laa, ayah 16-17
TAFSEER AS-SA'DI

{ But you [O humankind] prefer the life of this world } that is, you give it precedence over the hereafter and you choose its pleasures that are fleeting and mixed with trouble over the hereafter.


{ even though the hereafter is better } - the hereafter is better than this world in all respects { and more lasting } because it is eternal and pure, whereas this world is a transient realm.


So the wise believer does not choose that which is inferior over that which is superior, and he does not choose fleeting pleasure at the expense of eternal misery.


Love of this world and giving it precedence over the hereafter is the root of all sin.