While chasing never-ending desires, sometimes we forget our purpose of creation and we do not even think about death. We all know and believe that death and resurrection are true. We will answer for our good and bad deeds in the presence of Lord of the Worlds (swt). We will either attain the eternal reward or be subjected to the painful torment.
Belief in the Afterlife is the most important principle that directs our life and gives meaning and value to it. Because the person who believes in the Afterlife is aware that the keys of eternal happiness is in this world. With this consciousness and faith, one endeavors to live a life that seeks the pleasure of Allah (swt). The believers make their lives fruitful with the righteous deeds they do as a requirement of the faith. They adorn their life with good morals.
We should be aware that the Afterlife is more auspicious and endless. We should not be among those who prefer life in the world to the life in the Afterlife.[i]
We should duly perform the requirements of servitude to the Almighty Allah (swt) for not being the object of the question, “O mankind, what has deceived you concerning your Lord, the Generous?” [ii] We need to question ourselves before encountering with the call “[It will be said], ‘Read your record. Sufficient is yourself against you this Day as accountant.’”[iii] Let us not forget that, “But whoever desires the Hereafter and exerts the effort due to it while he is a believer – it is those whose effort is ever appreciated [by Allah].”[iv]
[i] A‘la, 87/16, 17.
[ii] Infitar, 82/6.
[iii] Isra, 17/14.
[iv] Isra, 17/19.