All of us will soon die!
All of us will soon depart from this world.
[Allah ﷻ says] *كُلُّ مَنْ عَلَيْهَا فَانٍ*
All that is on it [the earth] will perish. *وَيَبْقَى وَجْهُ رَبِّكَ ذُو الْجَلْـلِ وَالإِكْرَامِ*
And the Face of your Lord the owner of greatness and pride will remain.
Allah ﷻ says *كُلُّ نَفْسٍ ذَائِقَةُ الْمَوْتِ*
Every soul shall taste death.
*وَإِنَّمَا تُوَفَّوْنَ أُجُورَكُمْ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ ۖ
* And only on the Day of Resurrection shall you be paid your wages in full._
*فَمَنْ زُحْزِحَ عَنِ النَّارِ وَأُدْخِلَ الْجَنَّةَ فَقَدْ فَازَ ۗ*
And whoever is moved away from the Fire and admitted to Paradise, he indeed is successful.
*وَمَا الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا إِلَّا مَتَاعُ الْغُرُورِ*
The life of this world is only the enjoyment of deception.
Ibn Kathir رحمه الله writes:
Therefore, Allah Alone is the Ever-Living Who never dies, while the Jinn, mankind and angels, including those who carry Allah’s Throne, shall die. The Irresistible One and Only, will alone remain for ever and ever, remaining Last, as He was the First. Just a thought; Regarding the second Ayah, Allah ﷻ starts it by mentioning death, and then ends it with the reminder of how short the Dunya is. But the one who enters Jannah and is saved from Hellfire.
That is the ultimate victory. Because no matter how many millions you have, how many cars or women.
*كل من عليها فان*
All that is on it [the earth] shall perish.
As Muhammad ﷺ said _
“(By Allah! This life, compared to the Hereafter, is just as insignificant as when one of you dips his finger in the sea; let him contemplate what his finger will come back with.” Rather the true success lies with the avoidance of the fire, and entrance into Jannah!
Think about these Ayaat!
This is the comparison, and the stark reality! This Dunya is a piece of snow, melting in your hand as you try and keep hold of it, While the shining jewel you have neglected; the Akhirah, that doesn’t perish, is waiting for you to just grab it with both hands!
By Allah! The Dunya is so short, that merely waiting for Qiyamah to start, on Hashr, the people will lament at how the Dunya felt like a morning!