The world of the future
This is the year 2722. Humans have not only made Mars and other planets their home, but they have also planted flags of their conquests on the planets orbiting other stars. Human populations have grown exponentially. The reason for this is that now human beings are born but do not die easily. People’s youth consists of several hundred years. Death comes after a thousand years. Most diseases have disappeared. Harmful viruses and bacteria have been eliminated. All human beings are living peacefully under one universal government. With the exception of minor disputes, there is no longer any major problem or war. Human life is the name of nothing but conveniences and luxuries … ”
The above quote seems to be derived from a draft of a novel or film written on the future. These are some of the dreams of human beings in the modern world, the interpretation of which does not seem far off. The increasing development of modern science and the evolution of social consciousness have brought all these things into the realm of possibilities. If the Quran were not there, people like me would have settled in a western country and would have greatly improved their standard of living and devoted themselves to fulfilling these dreams of the future. But the Qur’an, in which God is speaking, gives another map of the life to come based on His perfect knowledge. I have described the same Qur’anic map in my novels “When Life Begins” (Translation of Jab Zindagi Shuru Hogi) and “Incomplete Story” (Translation of Adhuri Kahani).
After believing in these details given in the Quran, it is very difficult for any human being to make anything other than that world to come as the real goal of his life. It is not possible for a true believer to make anything other than the destination mentioned in the Qur’an as his destination. It is inconceivable that a believing servant should choose anything other than the path to reach that destination as described in the Qur’an.
But surprisingly, for the majority of Muslims, this life is more important than the life to come and this world is more attractive than that world. Those who make the Hereafter their destination have also found the shortcuts to go to Paradise which are not mentioned in the Qur’an. What is not in the Qur’an is their religion. What is ‘gram’ in the Qur’an is ‘kilogram’ to them. Morals, character and true piety which is the main lesson from the life of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is secondary to them. The real Sunnah (ways) of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) in worship and affairs has become tainted with innovations.
On the other hand, the ruling of the Qur’an is that he is the greatest oppressor who will establish a new religion in the name of religion. Promote polytheism and innovations in the name of religion. Present his superstitions and desires as religion. The Qur’an makes it clear that abandoning faith and morals and pursuing hypocrisy is by no means the path to goodness that leads to paradise. But people neither listen to the Qur’an nor pay attention to its call.
The fact is that those who leave the Hereafter and make the world their problem are doomed. Those who have abandoned the path of faith and morality and made polytheism and heresy, pretence and jurisprudential strife and sectarian prejudices their way, are heading towards the pit of destruction. The future world of God is nothing but remorse for such people in the world.