For the Disbelievers: Miserable Life Unavoidable (20:124 – 131)

For the Disbelievers: Miserable Life Unavoidable

[20:124] “As for the one who disregards My message, he will have a miserable life, and we resurrect him, on the Day of Resurrection, blind.”
[20:125] He will say, “My Lord, why did you summon me blind, when I used to be a seer?”
[20:126] He will say, “Because you forgot our revelations when they came to you, you are now forgotten.”
[20:127] We thus requite those who transgress and refuse to believe in the revelations of their Lord. The retribution in the Hereafter is far worse and everlasting.
[20:128] Does it ever occur to them how many previous generations we have annihilated? They are now walking in the homes of those before them. These are signs for those who possess intelligence.
[20:129] If it were not for your Lord’s predetermined plan, they would have been judged immediately.
[20:130] Therefore, be patient in the face of their utterances, and praise and glorify your Lord before sunrise and before sunset. And during the night glorify Him, as well as at both ends of the day, that you may be happy.
[20:131] And do not covet what we bestowed upon any other people. Such are temporary ornaments of this life, whereby we put them to the test. What your Lord provides for you is far better, and everlasting.

What is 20:128 a sign for those who posses intelligence?

The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Physical_Impossibility_of_Death_in_the_Mind_of_Someone_Living

The Denial of Death

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Denial_of_Death

In 20:125 was the blindness physical blindness or spiritual blindness?

[22:46] Did they not roam the earth, then use their minds to understand, and use their ears to hear? Indeed, the real blindness is not the blindness of the eyes, but the blindness of the hearts inside the chests.

The Disbelievers Blocked Out

[8:21] Do not be like those who say, “We hear,” when they do not hear. [8:22] The worst creatures in the sight of GOD are the deaf and dumb, who do not understand. [8:23] Had GOD known of any good in them, He would have made them hearers. Even if He made them hearers, they still would turn away in aversion. 

[75:7] Once the vision is sharpened.

[50:22] You used to be oblivious to this. We now remove your veil; today, your vision is (as strong as) steel.

Why does the Contact Prayer bring happiness? 

[20:14] “I am GOD; there is no other god beside Me. You shall worship Me alone, and observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) to remember Me. 

[13:28] They are the ones whose hearts rejoice in remembering GOD. Absolutely, by remembering GOD, the hearts rejoice.  

[53:43] He is the One who makes you laugh or cry.

[87:15] By remembering the name of his Lord, and observing the contact prayers (Salat).

Formula for Success

[24:56] You shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and give the obligatory charity (Zakat), and obey the messenger, that you may attain mercy.

Why is a miserable life inevitable for the disbelievers? 

[92:10] We will direct him towards misery. 

They Are in Hell

[29:53] They challenge you to bring the retribution! If it were not for a predetermined appointment, the retribution would have come to them immediately.* Certainly, it will come to them suddenly, when they least expect it. 

[27:72] Say, “You are already suffering some of the retribution you challenge.”

[6:137] Thus were the idol worshipers duped by their idols, to the extent of killing their own children.* In fact, their idols inflict great pain upon them, and confuse their religion for them. Had GOD willed, they would not have done it. You shall disregard them and their fabrications. 

Forgetting God?

[6:68] If you see those who mock our revelations, you shall avoid them until they delve into another subject. If the devil causes you to forget, then, as soon as you remember, do not sit with such evil people.

[12:42] He then said to the one to be saved “Remember me at your lord.”* Thus, the devil caused him to forget his Lord, and, consequently, he remained in prison a few more years.

[18:63] He said, “Remember when we sat by the rock back there? I paid no attention to the fish. It was the devil who made me forget it, and it found its way back to the river, strangely.” 

[59:19] Do not be like those who forgot GOD, so He made them forget themselves. These are the wicked.

[45:34] It will be proclaimed: “Today we forget you, just as you forgot the meeting of this day. Your abode is the hellfire, and you will have no helpers.

[32:14] Taste the consequences of your forgetting this day; now we forget you. You have incurred eternal retribution in return for your own works.

[2:152] You shall remember Me, that I may remember you, and be thankful to Me; do not be unappreciative.

[32:26] Does it ever occur to them how many generations we have annihilated before them? They now live and walk in their ancestors’ homes. This should provide sufficient proofs. Do they not hear? 

Preoccupation With This Life Leads to Exile From God

[16:107] This is because they have given priority to this life over the Hereafter, and GOD does not guide such disbelieving people. [16:108] Those are the ones whom GOD has sealed their hearts, and their hearing, and their eyesight. Consequently, they remain unaware.

Preoccupation With This Life Condemned

[57:20] Know that this worldly life is no more than play and games, and boasting among you, and hoarding of money and children. It is like abundant rain that produces plants and pleases the disbelievers. But then the plants turn into useless hay, and are blown away by the wind. In the Hereafter there is either severe retribution, or forgiveness from GOD and approval. This worldly life is no more than a temporary illusion.

The Idols: Innovating New Religious Laws*

[42:21] They follow idols who decree for them religious laws never authorized by GOD. If it were not for the predetermined decision, they would have been judged immediately. Indeed, the transgressors have incurred a painful retribution.* 

Times for glorifying God and performing our Contact Prayers?

[50:39] Therefore, be patient in the face of their utterances, and praise and glorify your Lord before sunrise, and before sunset. 

Three of the Five Prayers

[11:114] You shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) at both ends of the day, and during the night. The righteous works wipe out the evil works. This is a reminder for those who would take heed. 

Etiquette Two Prayers Mentioned by Name

[24:58] O you who believe, permission must be requested by your servants and the children who have not attained puberty (before entering your rooms). This is to be done in three instances—before the Dawn Prayer, at noon when you change your clothes to rest, and after the Night Prayer. These are three private times for you. At other times, it is not wrong for you or them to mingle with one another. GOD thus clarifies the revelations for you. GOD is Omniscient, Most Wise.

The Noon Prayer

[17:78] You shall observe the Contact Prayer (Salat) when the sun declines from its highest point at noon, as it moves towards sunset. You shall also observe (the recitation of) the Quran at dawn. (Reciting) the Quran at dawn is witnessed. 

Prager University: 10. Do Not Covet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq2TsDbylUg

Jealousy Bites | Brain Games
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tKZB2k14iY

Want to be happy? Be grateful | David Steindl-Rast
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtBsl3j0YRQ

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