Quranic Reflections #16

Bilal Philips


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AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the consequence of disbelief and rejecting divine guidance in life, which can lead to failure and death. They stress the importance of thinking beyond the current life and finding out what comes after it. The speaker also emphasizes the need to act according to one's sense and knowledge of what is happening to them.
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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.

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This verse addresses the consequence of disbelief and rejection of divine guidance.

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So the first point of reflection is that those who disbelieve in God and reject revelation may appear to be successful in this life.

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But without a shadow of a doubt, they have failed.

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So we should not be deluded

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by the success that we see the material success that we see around us

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that is attached to those people who reject God. Some, not all. But some of those people reject God, they have all this wealth.

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We shouldn't be deluded by it,

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because they will meet the consequence in the next life.

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Now, the second point, or reflection, is that the consequence of failure to believe in God and divine Scriptures, though

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not evident to us, you can see it around us.

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We should be certain.

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This is why Allah has revealed this verse,

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we should be reassured

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that there will be a consequence.

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And that consequence, is something that none of us want to be a part of, to be put into,

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not even for a moment.

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The third point of reflection

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is that the result of disbelief and rejection

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is eternity in hell.

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for only 70 years, or plus that we live in this life,

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doing sin,

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there is an eternity of hell coming.

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If we disbelieve and reject

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it may seem disproportionate,

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but it is not.

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For if Allah had so willed,

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even the 70 years,

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we could also have been in hell.

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He canceled that

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we were in relative paradise in this life.

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The fact that the consequence

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is an eternity in hell coming after it. That's for us to reflect, to think

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is not what we want for ourselves.

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So we need to think beyond this life.

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To what is to come.

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Of course, nobody has left this life and come back to tell us

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but messengers have been sent to human beings with a common message.

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And Allah gave us the ability to think and to reflect.

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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,

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instead of

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coming back into this life, time and time and time again, or when we die, everybody's the same.

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We just shift into another plane of existence and whatever else.

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But instead we find there is heaven and hell

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with all the prophets spoke about sent to all human beings around the world.

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That common message is there.

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it is for us to reflect

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and to act according to our common sense and the knowledge which Allah has revealed to us.

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BarakAllahu li Coombs

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Rahmatullah lie.