Channel: Bilal Philips
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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh My dear brothers and sisters, this is another verse from the Quranic reflection series. And it's from Surah Al Baqarah
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As for those who disbelieve and reject My revelations, they will be inmates of the fire eternally.
This verse addresses the consequence of disbelief and rejection of divine guidance.
So the first point of reflection is that those who disbelieve in God and reject revelation may appear to be successful in this life.
But without a shadow of a doubt, they have failed.
So we should not be deluded
by the success that we see the material success that we see around us
that is attached to those people who reject God. Some, not all. But some of those people reject God, they have all this wealth.
We shouldn't be deluded by it,
because they will meet the consequence in the next life.
Now, the second point, or reflection, is that the consequence of failure to believe in God and divine Scriptures, though
not evident to us, you can see it around us.
We should be certain.
This is why Allah has revealed this verse,
we should be reassured
that there will be a consequence.
And that consequence, is something that none of us want to be a part of, to be put into,
not even for a moment.
The third point of reflection
is that the result of disbelief and rejection
is eternity in hell.
for only 70 years, or plus that we live in this life,
there is an eternity of hell coming.
If we disbelieve and reject
it may seem disproportionate,
but it is not.
For if Allah had so willed,
even the 70 years,
we could also have been in hell.
He canceled that
we were in relative paradise in this life.
The fact that the consequence
is an eternity in hell coming after it. That's for us to reflect, to think
is not what we want for ourselves.
So we need to think beyond this life.
To what is to come.
Of course, nobody has left this life and come back to tell us
but messengers have been sent to human beings with a common message.
And Allah gave us the ability to think and to reflect.
whatever happens to us, will be a result of our own decisions. And we cannot blame anyone but ourselves. If we find the evil consequence,
coming back into this life, time and time and time again, or when we die, everybody's the same.
We just shift into another plane of existence and whatever else.
But instead we find there is heaven and hell
with all the prophets spoke about sent to all human beings around the world.
That common message is there.
it is for us to reflect
and to act according to our common sense and the knowledge which Allah has revealed to us.
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