By the Time (through the ages)

{Know that the worldly life is only play, and distraction, and glitter, and boasting among you, and rivalry in wealth and children. It is like a rainfall that produces plants, and delights the disbelievers. But then it withers, and you see it yellowing, and then it becomes debris. While in the Hereafter there is severe agony, and forgiveness from Allah, and acceptance. The life of this world is nothing but enjoyment of vanity.} [Quran Ch57 – V20]

The meaning of this verse is best derived from another surah of the Quran: Surah al Asr

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References:

Abd-Allah, Muhamed. 323 Verses on Science in the Quran . Kindle Edition.

Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (Surah al Asr pg. 1-3). http://www.quran4u.com/Tafsiraya/Index.htm

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