Actually, in such an atmosphere, people can give one another nothing but unhappiness and trouble. Since everybody is just pursuing his own advantage, they cannot display moral excellence to one another or live together in harmony. They continually struggle against one another because they work for their own advantage at every opportunity.
Allah says in the Qur’an:
You consider them united but their hearts are scattered wide.
That is because they are people who do not use their intellect.
(Surat al-Hashr: 14)
Allah makes us aware that there can be no friendship amongst these people and, “their hearts are scattered wide” due to their clashes over individual advantage. As Allah tells us in the verse, the reason for this is that such people do not use their intellect. What is it then that these people fail to apply their intellect to? Allah answers that question in this verse:
The life of this world is nothing but a game and a diversion.
The Hereafter is better for those who guard against
evil. So will you not use your intellect? (Surat al-An’am)
Allah has told us that the life of this world is a diversion and that true life will be lived in the next world. This is what unbelievers do not exercise their intellect about. These people do not even come close to accepting that their true abode is in the Hereafter.
As a consequence,they enter into a struggle for gain in the life of this world, which they believe to be the true life, and because of this rivalry they constantly harm one another and make one another unhappy. Sometimes we said that we believe for the day hereafter, but yet we struggle with tensions as those who believe that this world is the true life…
So, are you happy?
I am happy. Really, I mean it.
Are you? Don’t answer now, ask yourself again and again…
The unexamined life is not worth living