- The Tafsirs - التفاسير

* تفسير Al Qushairi Tafsir

{ فَآتَاهُمُ ٱللَّهُ ثَوَابَ ٱلدُّنْيَا وَحُسْنَ ثَوَابِ ٱلآخِرَةِ وَٱللَّهُ يُحِبُّ ٱلْمُحْسِنِينَ }

And God gave them the reward of this world The least of that is contentment [with little] qanāʿa then satisfaction [with whatever God wishes] riḌāÌ then living one's life with Him al-ʿaysh maʿahu then intimacy in sitting before Him then the perfection of joy in meeting Him then the independence of the innermost self [from all else] istiqlāl al-sirr through His existence. and the fairest reward of the hereafter and God loves the virtuous. [This refers to] their entering dukhūl the garden. [But] they are emanci- pated from it not entering ghayru dākhilīna into captivity to it. It is said that the reward of this world and the hereafter is absence ghayba from the two abodes looking only to the Creator of them both. When He said “the reward of this world” He said regarding the hereafter “and the fairest reward of the hereafter.” It must be then that the reward of the hereafter is superior to the reward of this world since He gave it the description the fairest. This superiority is [the hereafter's] permanence perfection and fruits; and [the reality] that it cannot be ruined by anything that is incompatible with it nor can any harm occur within it.