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All through the book we have discussed the viewpoint, purpose of existence, moral values, beliefs, fears and characters of the people who adhere to the ignorant way of living. The purpose in examining them in details was to show how a life bereft of religion causes man to drift into a crude understanding. Another, yet more important purpose was to make them think rationally of the detrimental consequences of their preference both in this world and the life beyond, with a sound mind.

The Qur’an draws our attention to the fact that at the end, for those who follow their desires there will be a grave disappointment:

And if the Truth had followed their desires, truly the heavens and the earth and all who dwell whosoever is therein would have been corrupted. We have brought them their Reminder, but from their Reminder they now turn away. (Surah al-Muminum: 71)

Because following vain desires is so pernicious, one should seek ways to avoid doing so. And there is only one way to avoid disappointment: to live up to the moral values of the Qur’an. That is because only the Qur’an grants the honour human beings deserve. The Qur’an saves the human soul from the ignorance, crude understanding, negative inspirations, irrational fears, and all perverted beliefs and provides relief from anxiety as well as from the eternal torment in Hell. It grants man wisdom, good conduct, a peaceful environment very similar to Paradise and most importantly, a life in Paradise for all eternity.

This book includes extensive reference to the gloomy environment ignorant people are surrounded with as well as the rewarding lifepresented by the Qur’an. A comparison between these two, by nature, summons man to the guidance of the Qur’an. The verse He it is Who sent down clear revelations to His slave, so that He might bring you forth from darkness unto light (Surah Al-Hadid: 9) suggests that those adhering to the Qur’an will attain eternal salvation.

This book is a reminder and a warning to the ignorant. As the verse This is a Reminder. Let him who will, then, choose a way to his Lord, (Surah Al-Muzzammil: 19) suggests, those willing to follow divine guidance should take warning and take heed.

This life is short and temporary. For all men, without exception, the time spent in this world is as short as the blink of an eye. It is surely unwise to neglect the next world just for the sake of the temporary joys of this one. The only way to attain eternal salvation is to purify oneself of the teachings of the ignorant society and to adhere to true religion, in other words, the religion enjoined by Allah. What is expected of the readers of this book is that they should make this right choice.

And say: Truth has (now) arrived, and Falsehood has been overthrown: for Falsehood is bound to perish. (Surah Al-Isra: 81)


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