The earthly results, of a man’s actions, are often quite different, from the ones he will see in the Next Life. What is of true importance, is what will happen in that eternal life, rather than in this transient one. Satanic forces are based on making attractive promises and raising hopes high. Whenever Satan wants to mislead men, whether individually or collectively, he tries to inspire them with ideal expectations. In some, he inspires expectations of ecstatic pleasure, and outstanding success in their individual lives. He inspires others with prospects for achieving national glory. To others, he promises the well-being of mankind.
He makes people feel confident, that they can arrive at the ultimate truth without the aid of revealed knowledge. He deludes others, into believing, that Allah neither exists, nor that there is any Life-after-Death. He comforts others with the belief that even if there is an After-life, they will be able to escape punishment, through the intercession of certain persons. In short, Satan extends to different groups of people different promises and expectations, with a view to seducing them. Allah invites to the way, that leads to the abode of peace in the Hereafter. ‘The abode of peace’ here, means Paradise. Where there will be no fear, whatsoever, of any loss, calamity, sorrow, pain and trouble.
Those who were deceitful, faithless, and disobedient to the Divine message, and refused to adopt that straight way to which the Messengers invited, will find, in the end, that all the deeds and earnings of their lives were as worthless as a heap of ashes. Just, as each and every particle of a high mound of ashes, formed over many long years, is scattered by the wind on a stormy day. Likewise, all their grand works will prove, on the stormy doomsday, to be no more than a mound of ashes.
Their dazzling culture, their grand civilization, their wonderful kingdoms and states, their magnificent universities, their sciences and their literature, even their hypocritical worship, and so called virtuous deeds, their charitable, and reformative works of which they were very proud in the worldly life, shall prove to be as worthless as a heap of ashes. They will be scattered by the storm of the Day of Resurrection. So much so, that there shall not remain a single particle of their works, worthy of being placed on the Divine scale, in their favor, on that Day.