Shall I give you glad tidings. Allah says, “Fair in the eyes of men is the love of things they covet: Women & sons; Heaped-up hoards of gold & silver; horses branded (for blood & excellence); & (wealth of) cattle & well-tilled land. Such are the possessions of this world’s life; but in nearness to Allah is the best of the goals (To return to).
Say: Shall I give you glad tidings of things Far better than those? For the righteous are Gardens in nearness to their Lord, with rivers flowing beneath; therein is their eternal home; with companions pure (& holy); & the good pleasure of Allah. For in Allah’s sight are (all) His servants,-
(Namely), those who say: “Our Lord! we have indeed believed: forgive us, then, our sins, & save us from the agony of the Fire;”-
Those who show patience, Firmness & self-control; who are true (in word & deed); who worship devoutly; who spend (in the way of Allah); & who pray for forgiveness in the early hours of the morning.
There is no god but He: That is the witness of Allah, His angels, & those endued with knowledge, standing firm on justice. There is no god but He, the Exalted in Power, the Wise.
The Religion before Allah is Islam (submission to His Will): Nor did the People of the Book dissent therefrom except through envy of each other, after knowledge had come to them. But if any deny the Signs of Allah, Allah is swift in calling to account.
So if they dispute with thee, say: “I have submitted My whole self to Allah & so have those who follow me.” And say to the People of the Book & to those who are unlearned: “Do ye (also) submit yourselves?” If they do, they are in right guidance, but if they turn back, Thy duty is to convey the Message; & in Allah’s sight are (all) His servants.
As to those who deny the Signs of Allah & in defiance of right, slay the prophets, & slay those who teach just dealing with mankind, announce to them a grievous penalty.
They are those whose works will bear no fruit in this world & in the Hereafter nor will they have anyone to help.” [Holy Quran Ali-Imran 3:14-22]
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