And wronging his soul, he entered his garden. He said: “I do not think that this will ever perish”.
And I do not believe that the Hour (Doomsday) will ever come. And even if I am returned to my Lord, I will most certainly find a returning place better than this.
His friend said to him while he was conversing with him: “Do you reject (Allah) Who created you out of dust, then out of a small seed (a sperm-drop) and then fashioned you into a man”?
But as for me: ‘He, Allah is my Lord and I do not associate anyone with my Lord’.
Should you not have said, when you entered your garden: “(This vineyard is) that which Allah wills. There is no power but Allah”. Even though you consider me to be inferior to you in wealth and children.
Maybe my Lord may give me better than your garden, and send down on it (your garden) calamities from the sky, then it becomes a slippery earth.
Or the waters thereof (of the gardens) should sink down into the ground so that you have no power to have it.
His crops were ruined. The tents were fallen (on the garden). He was rubbing his hands for what he had spent on it (effort and money), and saying: “Oh, I wish I had not associated with my Lord anyone”.
And he had no one to help him besides Allah. And he was not the one who was helped.
Now here, the friendship (help) is a right due to Allah. He is the Best in (the giving of) reward and the Best for the final end (in requiting).
Give them an example of the life of the world that it is like water which We send down from the sky. The vegetation of the earth mingled (grew) with it. Then it became dry, crumbled into pieces that the wind scatters abroad. And Allah has Power over all things.