We will discuss: Sura 16, Aya 30 (Those Who Do Good Find Good)
And when it is said to those who are conscious of God, “What is it that your Lord has revealed? They say,” what is good”.
For those who do good there is good in this world, but the reward in the hereafter is better still; for how excellent is the abode of the God-conscious!
This aya points out that those who are conscious of God find goodness that is in revelation, in contrast to those who interpret words of revelation in ways that cause personal unhappiness and social injustice.
The second part of the verse says that those who do good find goodness in this life, thus overturning the widespread belief that pious people are miserable here but find rewards in the next world.
The implications of these insights for our daily lives will be discussed in our meeting.
Note: Our discussions are based on Quran commentaries in the book " The Quran and The Life of Excellence". You can obtain a copy from Amazon.com or Barnes&Noble.com