Believing in the Hereafter: Great Obstacle for Most People (27:66 – 27:81)

Believing in the Hereafter: Great Obstacle for Most People

[27:66] In fact, their knowledge concerning the Hereafter is confused. In fact, they harbor doubts about it. In fact, they are totally heedless thereof. [27:67] Those who disbelieved said, “After we turn into dust, and also our parents, do we get brought out? [27:68] “We have been given the same promise in the past. These are nothing but tales from the past.” [27:69] Say, “Roam the earth and note the consequences for the guilty.” [27:70] Do not grieve over them, and do not be annoyed by their scheming. [27:71] They say, “When will that promise come to pass, if you are truthful?” [27:72] Say, “You are already suffering some of the retribution you challenge.” [27:73] Your Lord is full of grace towards the people, but most of them are unappreciative. [27:74] Your Lord fully knows what their chests hide, and what they declare. [27:75] There is nothing in the heavens and the earth that is hidden (from God); everything is in a profound record. [27:76] This Quran settles many issues for the Children of Israel; issues that they are still disputing. [27:77] And most assuredly, it is a guide and mercy for the believers. [27:78] Your Lord is the One who judges among them in accordance with His rules. He is the Almighty, the Omniscient. [27:79] Therefore, put your trust in GOD; you are following the manifest truth. [27:80] You cannot make the dead, nor the deaf, hear the call, if they turn away. [27:81] Nor can you guide the blind out of their straying. The only ones who will hear you are those who believe in our revelations, and decide to be submitters.

heedless: showing a reckless lack of care or attention.

Do people go astray on their own or does God send them astray?

[23:64] Then, when we requite their leaders with retribution, they complain.

[9:126] Do they not see that they suffer from exacting trials every year once or twice? Yet, they consistently fail to repent, and fail to take heed?

[16:64] We have revealed this scripture to you, to point out for them what they dispute, and to provide guidance and mercy for people who believe.

[2:109] Many followers of the scripture would rather see you revert to disbelief, now that you have believed. This is due to jealousy on their part, after the truth has become evident to them. You shall pardon them, and leave them alone, until GOD issues His judgment. GOD is Omnipotent.

[2:110] You shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and give the obligatory charity (Zakat). Any good you send forth on behalf of your souls, you will find it at GOD. GOD is seer of everything you do.

Angels Pray for the Believers

[40:7] Those who serve the throne and all those around it glorify and praise their Lord, and believe in Him. And they ask forgiveness for those who believe: “Our Lord, Your mercy and Your knowledge encompass all things. Forgive those who repent and follow Your path, and spare them the retribution of Hell. [40:8] “Our Lord, and admit them into the gardens of Eden that You promised for them and for the righteous among their parents, spouses, and children. You are the Almighty, Most Wise. [40:9] “And protect them from falling in sin. Whomever You protect from falling in sin, on that day, has attained mercy from You. This is the greatest triumph.”

[57:22] Anything that happens on earth, or to you, has already been recorded, even before the creation. This is easy for GOD to do.

[16:1] GOD’s command has already been issued (and everything has already been written), so do not rush it.* Be He glorified; the Most High, far above any idols they set up.

[10:61] You do not get into any situation, nor do you recite any Quran, nor do you do anything, without us being witnesses thereof as you do it. Not even an atom’s weight is out of your Lord’s control, be it in the heavens or the earth. Nor is there anything smaller than an atom, or larger, that is not recorded in a profound record.

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