Explanation of 18:7

  |   Quran

English Translation of Al-Quran [18].Surah Al-Kahf [The Cave] Ayat 7. Verily! We have made that which is on earth as an adornment for it, in order that We may test them (mankind) as to which of them are best in deeds. [i.e.those who do good deeds in the most perfect manner, that means to do them (deeds) totally for Allah's sake and in accordance to the legal ways of the Prophet SAWW]. Ayat 8. And verily! We shall make all that is on it (the earth) a bare dry soil (without any vegetation or trees, etc.). [Tafseer] This world’s goods-worldly power, glory, wealth, position, and all that men scramble for-are but a fleeting show. The possession or want of them does not betoken a man’s real value or position in the spiritual world, the world which is to endure. Yet they have their uses. They test a man’s sterling quality. He who becomes their slave loses rank in the spiritual world. He who uses them if he gets them, and does not fall into despair if he does not get them, shows his true mettle and quality. His conduct proclaims him. The fairest sights on the earth will become as dust and waste when this earth vanishes, and the spiritual values are restored.