The Plots Hatched By The Alliance Of The Evil Are Doomed To Fail
All through the book we have discussed that the evil has been in an all-out effort to form an alliance against the good. In another section of this book, we stated that the good should act in unity against the ones devising wicked plots. It was further stated that the strength resulting from the unity of the good will ultimately remove all wickedness on earth.
This is what God has promised in the Qur'an. God gives the glad tidings of another fact: the plots and evil plans of the wicked are born to fail no matter how powerful and threatening they might seem. Even within the moment they think they are causing the most distress to believers, they fail to realize that, in the end, it is they themselves will be the ones who will suffer, and receive the greatest harm from their very own plans. However, being unaware of the ultimate end of their plans, they see themselves as victorious. God, who knows the end of all plots even before they were planned, informs us that their plots are doomed to fail:
They concocted their plots, but their plots were with God, even if they were such as to make the mountains vanish. Do not imagine that God will break His promise to His Messengers. God is Almighty, Exactor of Revenge. (Surah Ibrahim: 46-47)
Shown by their arrogance in the land and evil plotting. But evil plotting envelops only those who do it. Do they expect anything but the pattern of previous peoples? You will not find any changing in the pattern of God. You will not find any alteration in the pattern of God. (Surah Fatir: 43)
In another verse, God gives the examples of people from the past and stresses that the evil-doers among them are a defeated group. Just as how the alliance of the evil has always been defeated throughout history, so will the ones living today meet the same end. As a matter of fact, they are defeated from the start:
A defeated host are all the factions that are there! Before them the people of Noah denied the truth, as did 'Ad and Pharaoh of the Stakes, and Thamud and the people of Lut and the Companions of the Thicket. These were the factions. (Surah Sad: 11-13)
God informs us that there is a never-ending and eternal affliction for those who strive for evil in the world, who lead people astray from His path, and who teach them perversity and shamelessness. Before the torment of the hereafter, they will encounter severe affliction also in this world:
Then the final fate of those who did evil will be the worst because they denied God's Signs and mocked at them. (Surat ar-Rum: 10)
Do those who plot evil actions feel secure that God will not cause the earth to swallow them up or that a punishment will not come upon them from where they least expect? (Surat an-Nahl: 45)
Those who associate with the evil alliance, and who value being with the evil for the sake of worldly interests, will regret their choice in the hereafter. They will plead God to severely punish these people they much revered and strictly followed in the world. However their remorse will be futile:
This! A crowd hurtling in with you. There is no welcome for them. They will certainly roast in the Fire. They (who had been seduced)will say, 'No, it is you who have no welcome. It is you who brought it upon us. What an evil place to settle!' They will say, 'Our Lord, give him who brought this on us double the punishment in the Fire!' (Surah Sad: 59-61)
These cruel people, who present themselves as good and the good as evil ones, will look forward to seeing the good in hell, but to no avail. That is because the good have already taken their places in paradise, the abode of great bliss where they will reside for all eternity as a favour from God.
They will say, 'How is it that we do not see some men whom we used to count among the worst of people? Did we turn them into figures of fun? Did our eyes disdain to look at them?' All this is certainly true - the bickering of the people of the Fire. (Surah Sad: 62-64)