Why Does Quran Emphasize On Hereafter, God’s Judgement, And His Unity?
If, in order to remove countless doubts concerning the Divine disposal of the changes, upheavals and revolutions in the physical world and in the life of the universe, and to break the most obstinate resistance to confirming it; and if, in order to instruct mankind who shouldered the Greatest Trust and the rule of the earth according to Divine laws, in the mightiest and most important aspects of their duties concerning their eternal happiness or doom, the Quran drew their attention to those matters not thousands, but millions of times, it would still not be waste of time or words, and they would be read and studied in the Quran millions of times without causing any boredom.
The Quran seeks to establish belief in afterlife in minds
For example, the verse, Those who believe and do righteous deeds, theirs will be Gardens underneath which rivers flow (al-Buruj, 85.11), teaches the reality and gives the good news that death, which always stands before wretched mankind, is, in fact, something which saves both man himself and his world and all his beloveds from eternal non-existence and causes them to gain magnificent, eternal life. If, then, this verse were repeated billions of times and as much importance attached to it as to the universe, it would not be excessive and devalue it. In teaching countless, invaluable matters of this sort and trying to prove and establish in minds awesome revolutions which will destroy and change the universe as though it were a house, the Quran will certainly draw attention to those matters explicitly or allusively and do so thousands of times. Rather than being excessive, since those matters are bounties like bread, air, light, and medicine, which man always needs and which require renewal and refreshment, their reiterations are a grace of the Quran.
Unbelief means violation of most of the creatures in the universe
Again, for example, the Quran reiterates severely, angrily and emphatically such verses of threat as As for those who do not believe, for them is fire of Hell (al-Fatir, 35.36), and For wrong-doers is painful chastisement (Ibrahim, 14.22). The reason for this is that the unbelief of mankind is such a strong violation of the rights of most of the creatures in the universe that it makes the earth angry and brings the elements to fury, so that they smite the unbelievers with floods. As explicitly stated in the verses When they are flung therein (in Hell) they hear its roaring as it boils up, as if it would burst with rage (al-Mulk, 67.7-8), Hell is so furious with the rebellious unbelievers that it is as if it would burst with rage. If, in the face of such a comprehensive crime and a boundless aggression, and from the perspective of not physical insignificance but the greatness of the unbeliever’s crime of wrongdoing and the awesomeness of his aggression of unbelief, and in order to show the importance of the rights of His subjects and the infinite ugliness in the unbelief and iniquities of deniers, the King of the Universe had repeated in His Decree most angrily and severely that crime and its punishment thousands, millions, or even thousands of millions of times, it would still not be a defect. The fact that millions of people have been reading them every day for fourteen centuries most eagerly and without showing any boredom and lack of need, demonstrates that it is not a defect at all.
Humanity needs always remembering the Oneness of God
Every day, all the time, for everyone, a world disappears and the door of a new world is opened to them. So, by repeating There is no god but God a thousand times out of need and with longing in order to illuminate each of his transient worlds, a man makes each There is no god but God a lamp for each of the changing scenes. Likewise, so as to appreciate through reading the Qur’an, the punishments for those crimes and the severe threats of the Eternal King, which break people’s obduracy, and so as to try and free himself of the rebelliousness of his carnal self and thereby not to darken the changing scenes and ever-recruited worlds, and make ugly their images reflected in the mirror of his life, and turn against him the fleeting scenes which will probably bear witness in his favor in the Hereafter, the Qur’an reiterates its threats in an extremely meaningful way. Even Satan refrains from imagining as out of place the Qur’an’s repetition of its threats so severely and forcefully. It demonstrates that the torments of Hell are pure justice for the deniers who do not heed them.
The Quran uses the stories of previous Prophets as an evidence for the Prophethood of Muhammad
As a further example, in repeating many times the stories of the Prophets, upon them be peace, particularly that of Moses, upon him be peace, which contains many instances of wisdom and benefits like the staff of Moses, the Quran shows the Prophethood of all the previous Prophets as an evidence of the Messengership of Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, and means that, from the viewpoint of truth, no one can deny the Messengership of that blessed person unless one denies all the other Prophets. Also, since everyone is not able to recite the whole of the Quran at all times, together with the essentials of faith, which are of great importance, it includes those stories in almost all of the long and medium-length suras, thus making them each like a small Quran. This is not a superfluity but the requirement of eloquence, and in order to teach that the affair of Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, is the most important phenomenon of humankind and the mightiest matter of the universe.
The Quran gives the highest position to the person of Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, and holds Muhammad is the Messenger of God, one of the two pillars of the affirmation of belief, which contains four essentials of faith, equal to the pillar There is no god but God. Therefore, the Messengership of Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, is the greatest reality of the universe, and the person of Muhammad is the most noble of creatures, and his universal collective personality and sacred rank, known as the Muhammadan Truth, is the brightest sun of both worlds. One of those thousands of evidences and signs is this:
According to the rule The cause is like the doer, The equal amount of the rewards gained for all Muslims is added to the Prophet Muhammad’s record of good deeds
According to the rule The cause is like the doer, the equal amount of the rewards for the whole of the good deeds which the whole of his community have so far done and will do in the future, is added to his record of good deeds, and since by virtue of illuminating all the realities of the universe with the light he brought, all that is contained by the earth and the heavens including plants, animals, jinn, men, and angels, are indebted to him, he incessantly receives the prayers and blessings of all of the creatures. Furthermore, together with innumerable spirits, millions of righteous ones among his community have been invoking God’s peace and blessings on him for centuries and asking God to give to him their spiritual rewards and the merits of their prayers. He also has in his record of good deeds countless lights from his community members’ recitation of the Quran, each of its about three hundred thousand letters brings as many as ten, a hundred or a thousand rewards. Thus, knowing beforehand that the collective personality of that being, the Muhammadan Truth, would be like a blessed, elaborate tree of Paradise in the future, the Knower of the Unseen has attached to him that greatest importance in His Quran, and introduced in His Decree obedience to him and being honored with his intercession through following his way, as the most important question for man.
Thus, since the truths reiterated in the Quran are all of such great value, anyone with sound nature will testify that in all its repetitions there is a powerful and extensive miracle of meaning, unless he is afflicted with a disease of the heart and malady of the conscience due to the pestilence of materialism, and is included under the rule-a man may deny the light of the sun due to disease of eye; and the mouth may deny the taste of water due to sickness.
By Bediuzzaman Said Nursi