Hopefulness in the Qur'an - Harun Yahya
Hopefulness in the Qur'an

   …Do not despair of solace from Allah. No one despairs of solace from Allah
except for people who do not believe. (Surah Yusuf, 87)


Allah will accept the believers' repentance

And he who repents and does righteousness does indeed turn to Allah with [accepted] repentance. (Surat al-Furqan, 71)

Satan promises you poverty and commands you to avarice. Allah promises you forgiveness and abundance. Allah is All-Encompassing, All-Knowing. (Surat al-Baqara, 268)

[It was so that] Allah may punish the hypocrite men and hypocrite women and the men and women who associate others with Him, and that He may accept repentance from the believing men and women. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Surat al-Ahzab, 73)

Allah has promised those who believe and do right actions forgiveness and an immense reward. (Surat al-Maida, 9)

Allah will replace the believers' wrong actions into good

Except for those who repent and believe and act rightly: Allah will transform the wrong actions of such people into good. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Surat al-Furqan, 70)

But as for those who believe, do right actions, and believe in what has been sent down to Muhammad - and it is the truth from their Lord - He will erase their bad actions and better their condition. (Surah Muhammad, 2)

Those are people whose best deeds will be accepted and whose wrong deeds will be overlooked. They are among the Companions of Paradise, in fulfillment of the true promise made to them. (Surat al-Ahqaf, 16)

Allah will make His religion superior and destroy falsehood

Allah has promised those of you who believe and do right actions that He will make them successors in the land, as He made those before them successors, and will firmly establish for them their religion with which He is pleased and give them, in place of their fear, security. They worship Me, not associating anything with Me. Any who do not believe after that, such people are deviators. (Surat an-Nur, 55)

Allah was pleased with the believers when they pledged allegiance to you [O Muhammad] under the tree. He knew what was in their hearts, sent down serenity to them, and has rewarded them with an imminent victory. (Surat al-Fath, 18)

Say: "Truth has come and falsehood has vanished. Falsehood is always bound to vanish." (Surah Maryam, 81)

Such people [believers] are the inheritors [as successors over the land and of the bounties in the hereafter]. (Surat al-Mu'minun, 10)

Allah supports believers in difficult times with His angels

If you are steadfast and have fear of Allah and they come upon you suddenly, your Lord will reinforce you with five thousand angels, clearly identified. (Surah Al 'Imran, 125)

The angels descend upon those who say: "Our Lord is Allah," and then go straight: "Do not fear and do not grieve, but rejoice in the Garden that you have been promised." (Surat al-Fussilat, 30)

Allah helps those who help His religion

He will guide them, better their condition, and admit them into Paradise, which He has made known to them. O you who believe! If you help Allah, He will help you and make your feet firm. (Surah Muhammad, 5-7)

Those who follow the Messenger, the Ummi, whom they find written down with them in the Torah and the Gospel, commanding them to do right and forbidding them to do wrong, making good things lawful for them and bad things forbidden for them, relieving them of their heavy loads and the chains that were around them. Those who believe in him, honor him, help him, and follow the Light that has been sent down with him, they are the ones who are successful. (Surat al-A'raf, 157)

Those who were expelled from their homes without any right, merely for saying: "Our Lord is Allah." If Allah had not driven some people back by means of others, monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques, in which Allah's name is mentioned much, would have been pulled down and destroyed. Allah will certainly help those who help Him. Allah is All-Strong, Almighty. (Surat al-Hajj, 40)

Before you, We sent other Messengers to their people, and they also brought them the Clear Signs. We took revenge on those who did evil, and it is Our duty to help the believers. (Surat ar-Rum, 47)

The Romans have been defeated in the land nearby, but after their defeat they will be victorious in a few years time. The affair is Allah's from beginning to end. On that day, the believers will rejoice in Allah's help. He grants victory to whomever He wills. He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful. That is Allah's promise. Allah does not break His promise, but most people do not know it. (Surat ar-Rum, 2-6)

Allah will accept prayers

And [mention] the man of the fish [i.e., Yunus], when he left in anger and thought We would not punish him. He called out in the pitch darkness: "There is no god but You! Glory be to You! Truly I have been one of the wrongdoers." We responded to him and rescued him from his grief. That is how We rescue the believers. (Surat al-Anbiya', 87-88)

Nuh called out to Us, and what an excellent Responder We are! We rescued him and his family from the terrible plight. (Surat as-Saffat, 75-76)

Thus does their Lord answer their prayer: "I will not let the deeds of any doer among you go to waste, male or female - you are both the same in that respect. Those who emigrated and were driven from their homes, and suffered harm in My Way and fought and were killed, I will erase their bad actions and admit them into Gardens with rivers flowing under them, as a reward from Allah. The best of all rewards is with Allah." (Surat Al 'Imran, 195)

We responded to him [Ayyub] and removed from him the harm that was afflicting him and restored his family to him, and the same again with them, as a mercy direct from Us and a reminder to all worshippers. (Surat al-Anbiya, 84)

Allah desires ease for believers

As for him who gives out and has fear of Allah and confirms the good, We will pave his way to ease. (Surat al-Layl, 5-7)

Whoever has fear of Allah, He will make matters easy for him. (Surat at-Talaq, 4)

Allah does not demand from any self more than He has given it. Allah will appoint, after difficulty, ease. (Surat at-Talaq, 7)

For truly with hardship comes ease. Truly with hardship comes ease. (Surat al-Inshirah, 5-6)

Allah desires ease for you; He does not desire difficulty for you. [He desires] that you complete the number [of days required in fasting] and proclaim Allah's greatness for the guidance He has given you so that, hopefully, you will be thankful. (Surat al-Baqara, 185)

Allah will have mercy upon His believing servants

He calls down blessings upon you, as do His angels, to bring you out of the darkness into the light. He is Most Merciful to the believers. (Surat al-Ahzab, 43)

The men and women of the believers are friends of one another. They command what is right and forbid what is wrong, establish prayer and pay alms, and obey Allah and His Messenger. They are the people on whom Allah will have mercy. Allah is Almighty, All-Wise. (Surat at-Tawba, 71)


Allah will reward the steadfast with the best reward

That is some of the news of the Unseen, which We reveal to you. Neither you nor your people knew it before this time. So be steadfast. The best end result is for those who guard [against evil]. (Surat al-Hud, 49)

And be steadfast. Allah does not let the wage of good-doers go to waste. (Surat al-Hud, 115)

[Allah] will reward them for their steadfastness with Paradise and with silk. (Surat al-Insan, 12)

Peace be upon you because of your steadfastness! How wonderful is the Ultimate Abode! (Surat ar-Ra'd, 24)

Such people will be repaid for their steadfastness with the Highest Paradise, where they will meet with welcome and with: "Peace." They will remain in it timelessly, forever. What an excellent lodging and abode! (Surat al-Furqan, 75-76)

Say: "O servants of Mine who believe! Observe your duty to your Lord. For those who do good in the world there is good, and Allah's earth is spacious. The steadfast will be paid their wages in full, without any reckoning. (Surat az-Zumar, 10)

Allah has promised beautiful dwellings in the Gardens of Eden for those who do righteous deeds

Allah has promised the men and women of the believers Gardens with rivers flowing under them, remaining in them timelessly, forever, and fine dwellings in the Gardens of Eden. And Allah's good pleasure is even greater. That is the great victory. (Surat at-Tawba, 72)

Gardens of Eden, whose gates will be open to them, where they will recline, calling for plentiful fruit and drink; and there will be dark-eyed maidens with them, with eyes reserved for them alone. This is what you are promised on the Day of Reckoning. This is Our provision, which will never run out. (Surah Sad, 50-54)

Gardens of Eden with rivers flowing under them, remaining in them timelessly, forever. That is the reward of those who purify themselves. (Surah Ta Ha, 76)

They will enter Gardens of Eden, where they will be adorned with gold bracelets and pearls, and where their clothing will be of silk. (Surah Fatir, 33)

But those who keep their duty to their Lord will have high-ceilinged halls, and more such halls built one above the other, and rivers flowing under them. That is Allah's promise, and Allah does not break His promise. (Surat az-Zumar, 20)

Allah promises believers a life in Paradise,a life full of endless bounty

Gardens of Eden that the All-Merciful has promised to His servants in the Unseen. His promise is always kept. They will not hear any prattling there, nothing but "Peace." They will receive their provision there morning and night. That is the Garden that We will bequeath to those of Our servants who guard against evil. (Surah Maryam, 61-63)

Say: "Is that better, or the Garden of Eternal Life promised to those who guard [against evil]? That is their recompense and destination. They will have in it whatever they want timelessly, forever. It is a binding promise of your Lord."(Surat al-Furqan, 15-16)

For those who believe and do right actions, there are Gardens of Delight, to remain in them timelessly, forever. Allah's promise is true. He is the Almighty, the All-Wise. (Surah Luqman, 8-9)

An image of the Garden promised to those who keep their duty [to Allah]: In it are rivers of water that will never spoil, rivers of milk whose taste will never change, rivers of wine delightful to all who drink it, and rivers of honey of undiluted purity. In it they will have fruit of every kind, and forgiveness from their Lord. Is that like those who will be in the Fire timelessly, forever, with boiling water to drink, [water] that lacerates their bowels? (Surah Muhammad, 15)

But those who keep their duty to their Lord will have Gardens with rivers flowing under them, remaining in them timelessly, forever: hospitality from Allah. What is with Allah is better for those who are truly good. (Surat Al 'Imran, 198)

Reclining in it on couches, they will experience there neither burning sun nor bitter cold. Its shading branches will droop down over them, its ripe fruit hanging and ready to be picked. Vessels of silver and goblets of pure crystal will be passed around among them, crystalline silver that they have measured very exactly. They will be given there a cup to drink mixed with the warmth of ginger. In it is a flowing spring called Salsabil [Nectar]. Ageless youths will circulate among them, serving them. Seeing them, you would think them scattered pearls. Wherever you look, you see delight and a great kingdom. They will wear green garments of fine silk and rich brocade. They will be adorned with silver bracelets. And their Lord will give them a pure draught to drink. This is your reward. Your striving is fully acknowledged. (Surat al-Insan, 13-22)

But as for those who believe and do right actions, We will admit them into Gardens with rivers flowing under them, remaining in them timelessly, for ever and ever. Allah's promise is true. Whose speech could be truer than Allah's? (Surat al-Nisa, 122)

Sovereignty on that Day will be Allah's. He will judge between them. Those who believe and do right actions will be in Gardens of Delight. (Surat al-Hajj, 56)

But those who believe and do right actions will have Gardens with rivers flowing under them. That is the Great Victory. (Surat al-Buruj, 11)

Some faces on that Day will be radiant, well-pleased with their efforts. (Surat at-Tariq, 8-9)

Except for those who repent and believe and act rightly. They will enter Paradise and will not be wronged in any way. (Surah Maryam, 60)

The example [i.e., description] of Paradise, which the righteous have been promised, is [that] beneath it rivers flow; its foodstuffs and cool shade never fail. That is the final destiny of those who have fear of Allah. But the final destiny of the unbelievers is the Fire. (Surat ar-Ra'd, 35)

It is not your wealth or your children that will bring you near to Us - only in the case of people who believe and act rightly; such people will have a double recompense for what they did. They will be safe from all harm in the high halls of Paradise. (Surat as-Saba, 37)

Except those who repent and put things right, hold fast to Allah, and dedicate their religion to Allah alone; they are with the believers. Allah will give the believers an immense reward. (Surat an-Nisa, 146)

Allah will recompense righteous deeds in full

Anyone who acts rightly, male or female, being a believer, We will give them a good life and recompense them according to the best of what they did. (Surat an-Nahl, 97)

As for those who believe and do right actions, they will have forgiveness and a generous provision. (Surat al-Hajj, 50)

On the Day We summon every people with their records, those who are given their Book in their right hand will read their Book. They will not be wronged by even the smallest speck. (Surat al-Isra, 71)

But as for those who believe and do right actions, We will not let the wage of the good-doers go to waste. (Surat al-Kahf, 30)

Allah does not wrong anyone by so much as the smallest speck. And if there is a good deed, Allah will multiply it and pay out an immense reward direct from Him. (Surat al-Nisa, 40)

As for those who believed and did right actions, their Lord will admit them into His mercy. That is the Clear Victory. (Surat al-Jathiyya, 30)

Anyone who does right actions and is a believer, will never have his effort spurned. We are writing it down on his behalf. (Surat al-Anbiya, 94)

Men and women who are Muslims, men and women who are believers, men and women who are obedient, men and women who are truthful, men and women who are steadfast, men and women who are humble, men and women who give charity, men and women who fast, men and women who guard their private parts, men and women who remember Allah much: Allah has prepared forgiveness for them and an immense reward. (Surat al-Ahzab, 35)

Allah will increase the reward of those who spend in His Way

Say: "My Lord expands the provision of any of His servants as He wills or restricts it. But anything you expend will be replaced by Him. He is the Best of Providers."(Surat as-Saba, 39)

Those who recite the Book of Allah, establish prayer, and give of what We have provided for them, secretly and openly, hope for a transaction that will not prove profitless. (Surah Fatir, 29)

Anything you spend in the Way of Allah will be repaid to you in full. You will not be wronged. (Surat al-Anfal, 60)

Nor will they give away any amount, whether large or small, nor will they cross any valley, without it being written down for them so that Allah can recompense them for the best of what they did. (Surat at-Tawba, 121)

Those who spend their wealth in the Way of Allah, and then do not follow what they have spent by demands for gratitude or insulting words will have their reward with their Lord. They will feel no fear and will know no sorrow. (Surat al-Baqara, 262)

Those who give away their wealth by night and day, secretly and openly, will have their reward with their Lord. They will feel no fear and will know no sorrow. (Surat al-Baqara, 274)


Those who struggle in the Way of Allah will succeed

But the Messenger and those who believe along with him have struggled with their wealth and with themselves. They are the people who will have the good things. They are the ones who are successful. Allah has prepared Gardens for them with rivers flowing under them, remaining in them timelessly, forever. That is the great victory. (Surat at-Tawba, 88-89)

Allah has bought from the believers their selves and their wealth in return for Paradise. They fight in the Way of Allah and kill and are killed. It is a promise binding upon Him in the Torah, the Gospel, and the Qur'an. And who is truer to his contract than Allah? Rejoice, then, in the bargain that you have made. That is the great victory. (Surat at-Tawba, 111)

So let those who sell the life of the world for the afterlife fight in the Way of Allah. If someone fights in the Way of Allah, whether he is killed or is victorious, We will pay him an immense reward. (Surat an-Nisa, 74)

If you are killed or die in the Way of Allah, forgiveness and mercy from Allah are better than anything you can acquire. (Surah Al 'Imran, 157)

Do not suppose that those killed in the Way of Allah are dead. No indeed! They are alive and well provided for in the very presence of their Lord. (Surah Al 'Imran, 169)

Those who migrate in the Way of Allah and then are killed or die, Allah will provide for them handsomely. Truly Allah is the best Provider. He will admit them by an entrance that is pleasing to them. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Forbearing. (Surat al-Hajj, 58-59)

Allah will reward those who are grateful

No self can die except with Allah's permission, at a predetermined time. If anyone desires the reward of the world, We will give him some of it. If anyone desires the reward of the afterlife, We will give him some of it. We will recompense the thankful. (Surat Al 'Imran, 145)

Safa and Marwa are among the landmarks of Allah, so anyone who goes on pilgrimage to the House or visits [it] incurs no wrong in going back and forth between them. If anyone spontaneously does good, Allah is responsive to gratitude, All-Knowing. (Surat al-Baqara, 158)

On the Day of Judgment and in the afterlife,Muslims will face no difficulties

As for him who is given his Book in his right hand, he will be given an easy reckoning and return to his family joyfully. (Surat al-Inshiqaq, 7-9)

But they were not sent as guardians over them. So today those who believe are laughing at the unbelievers, on couches, gazing in wonder. (Surat al-Mutaffifin, 34-35)

Except those who believe and do right actions: They will have a wage that never fails. (Surat al-Inshiqaq, 25)

O you who believe! Repent to Allah. It may be that your Lord will erase your bad actions and admit you into Gardens with rivers flowing under them on the Day when Allah will not disgrace the Prophet and those who believed along with him. Their light will stream out ahead of them and on their right. They will say: "Our Lord, perfect our light for us and forgive us! You have power over all things." (Surat at-Tahrim, 8)

On the Day the Hour arrives, that Day they will be split up. As for those who believed and did right actions, they will be in a garden [of Paradise] delighted. (Surat ar-Rum, 14-15)

Those for whom the best from Us was preordained will be far away from it [Hell]. They will not hear the slightest hint of it, and will remain there [i.e., Paradise] timelessly, forever, among everything their selves desire. The greatest terror will not upset them, and the angels will welcome them: "This is your Day, the one that you were promised." (Surat al-Anbiya, 100-103)

Allah has promised Paradise to those who obey Him and His Messenger

These are the limits set by Allah. As for those who obey Allah and His Messenger, We will admit them into Gardens with rivers flowing under them, remaining in them timelessly, forever. That is the Great Victory. (Surat an-Nisa, 13)

Whoever obeys Allah and the Messenger will be with those whom Allah has blessed: the Prophets and the veracious, the martyrs and the righteous. What excellent company such people are! (Surat an-Nisa, 69)

But those of you who are obedient to Allah and His Messenger and act rightly will be given their reward twice over; and We have prepared a generous provision for them. (Surat al-Ahzab, 31)

He will put your actions right for you and forgive your wrong deeds. All who obey Allah and His Messenger have won a mighty victory. (Surat al-Ahzab, 71)

Those who did good and guarded against evil among those who responded to Allah and the Messenger after the wound had been inflicted will have an immense reward. (Surah Al 'Imran, 172)