How to live a meaningful life and make the best choices: begin with the Day of Judgment in mind and work backwards from there.
And the companions of the garden call to the companions of the fire:
We have found what our lord promised us true:
Have you found what your lord promised you true?
They say: Yea.
Then cries a crier between them: The curse of God is upon the wrongdoers
Those who turn away from the path of God and would make it crooked
And are deniers of the hereafter!
And between them is a barrier
And upon the elevations are men recognising each one by their mark.
And the companions of the garden call out: Peace be unto you!
They have not entered it
But they desire to.
And when their eyes are turned towards the companions of the fire they will say:
Our lord: place thou not us with the wrongdoing people. (7:44-47)
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