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Sura 29
Aya 5
مَن كانَ يَرجو لِقاءَ اللَّهِ فَإِنَّ أَجَلَ اللَّهِ لَآتٍ ۚ وَهُوَ السَّميعُ العَليمُ

Yusuf Ali

For those whose hopes are in the meeting with God1 (in the Hereafter, let them strive); for the term (appointed) by God is surely coming2 and He hears and knows (all things).
  • The men of Faith look forward to God. Their quest is God, and the object of their hopes is the meeting with God. They should strive with might and main to serve Him in this life, for this life is short, and the Term appointed for their probation will soon be over.
  • The Term (ajal) may signify: (1) the time appointed for death, which ends the probation of this life; (2) the time appointed for this life, so that we can prepare for the Hereafter; the limit will soon expire. In either case the ultimate meaning is the same. We must strive now and not postpone anything for the future. And we must realise and remember that every prayer we make to God is heard by Him, and mat every unspoken wish or motive of our heart, good or bad, is known to Him, and goes to swell our spiritual account.