From time immemorial as an when the divine guidance was ignored by Humans and it was replaced by man made rules and paths men never got the real prosperity and happiness.There are many people who own a lot of wealth but they lack the peace and tranquility which many think they will get once they start living a high lifestyle.The holy Quran says about these people who ignore the divine guidance "But whosoever turns away from My Message, verily for him is a life narrowed down.....[Al Quran Chapter 20 Verse 124].We see that this narrowness is in the form of various hardships be it calamities,diseases,economic recessions or lack of satisfaction in life.
If we talk about individuals there are many who instead of pondering on why there life is hard or why they are not feeling satisfied try to escape from this situation by doing suicides,a figure of USA shows suicide rate during 1990-1994, a total of 154,444 persons committed suicide in the United States;or some go for other paths like taking drugs etc to search for that peace and satisfaction in life, whereas you will not find such trends of suicides or that feel of spiritual hollowness even in a poorest country like Bangladesh where there are people who may not have meals even for some days.
The Holy Quran says "Know that the life of this world is only play and amusement, pomp and mutual boasting among you, and rivalry in respect of wealth and children, as the likeness of vegetation after rain, thereof the growth is pleasing to the tiller; afterwards it dries up and you see it turning yellow; then it becomes straw. But in the Hereafter (there is) a severe torment (for the disbelievers, evil-doers), and (there is) Forgiveness from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure (for the believers, good-doers), whereas the life of this world is only a deceiving enjoyment.
[Al Quran 57:20]
[Al Quran 57:20]
To achieve that real peace and tranquility and calmness in life and to prosper in the hereafter there is no other way than to revert back to that guidance “Indeed, by the Remembrance of Allah do hearts find peace.” (Chapter 13, verse 28).As far as that divine path is concerned it is not something alien to the Jews or the Christians as the Quran says " "Those who follow the messenger, the unlettered Prophet, whom they find mentioned in their own (scriptures),- in the law and the Gospel;- for he commands them what is just and forbids them what is evil; he allows them as lawful what is good (and pure) and prohibits them from what is bad (and impure); He releases them from their heavy burdens and from the yokes that are upon them. So it is those who believe in him, honour him, help him, and follow the light which is sent down with him,- it is they who will prosper."(Al-Quran Chapter 7 Verse 157).
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