(Qarun) said: “This (wealth) has been given to me only because of the knowledge I possess”. Does he not know that Allah had destroyed before him of the generations who were mightier in strength than he and greater in the amount (of riches) they had collected? And the guilty shall not be questioned of their sins.
So he went forth to his people in his finery (in his great pomp). Those who were desirous of the life of the world said: “We wish we had the like of what Qarun has been given! Verily he is the owner of a great happiness”.
And those who were given the knowledge said: “Woe to you! Allah’s reward is better for him who believes (who is Amenu, who wishes to reach Allah before death) and does improving deeds (does the soul’s cleansing). None is made to reach this (better reward) except the ones who are patient”.
Then We caused the earth to swallow up him and his palace. He had no body of helpers to assist but Allah, nor was he of those who are helped.
And those who yearned for his place only the day before said: “Ah! So Allah amplifies and straitens the means of subsistence for which He wills of His servants. If Allah had not blessed us, He would have caused the earth to swallow us up as well. Assuredly the disbelievers never have Salvation.
This is the Abode of the Hereafter, We assign it to those who do not seek to exalt themselves in the earth nor to make mischief. The (good) end is for the pious (the owners of piety).
Whoever comes with good deeds (the positive degrees) so for him is the better of it. And whoever comes with evil deeds (the negative degrees), then those who do evil deeds will only be requited for what they used to do (the equal with the remaining degrees after the degrees they have earned have been subtracted from the degrees they have lost).