With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Sura 32 (As-Sajda)
Heaven an awesome place to be… but not Hell!
Verse 17: Now no person knows what delights of the eye are kept hidden (in reserve) for them – as a reward for their (good) deeds.
The accumulation of things in this world diverts us from the more serious matters (Sura Takathur) while the pomp of the life and its glitter are a distraction (Sura 57 Verse 20). As humans we are always looking for the next big thing, something that would be better than what we have … greener pastures! However what is in this world is a trickle of what is in store for the righteous in the next world.
This verse puts it so beautifully and simply! We have a vision or dream of what we would really take delight in and so eagerly desire it, yet the description of Heaven is here described as beyond our imagination. However this reward is based on our deeds.
A contrast is given of the dwellers of Hell in verse 14: “Taste ye then – for ye forgot the Meeting of this Day of yours, and We too will forget you – taste ye the Penalty of Eternity for your (evil) deeds!”