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Sura 34
Aya 37
وَما أَموالُكُم وَلا أَولادُكُم بِالَّتي تُقَرِّبُكُم عِندَنا زُلفىٰ إِلّا مَن آمَنَ وَعَمِلَ صالِحًا فَأُولٰئِكَ لَهُم جَزاءُ الضِّعفِ بِما عَمِلوا وَهُم فِي الغُرُفاتِ آمِنونَ

Yusuf Ali

It is not your wealth nor your sons, that will bring you nearer to Us1 in degree: but only those who believe and work righteousness - these are the ones for whom there is a multiplied Reward2 for their deeds, while secure they (reside) in the dwellings on high!3
  • The true test of progress in spiritual life is to be measured by other things than material wealth and influence. What we have to ask ourselves is: are we the least bit nearer to God?.###
  • Cf. 30:39. All worldly goods are but a shadow that will pass away. Its intrinsic and eternal value is small. But those who work righteousness in Faith are on the true path of self-development. The rewards they will get will be intimately more than their merits entitle them to. For they will partake of the boundless Bounties of God.
  • Their happiness will not only be great in quantity (“multiplied”), but it will be of a specially sublime quality (“dwellings on high”), and it will endure without any chance of its loss or diminution (“secure they reside”).