Is this world beautiful or ugly?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: May God bless the one who takes the steps to prepare the elevation of his/her own soul; and prepares himself/herself for the world of the grave; and finds out where he/she has come from, where he/she is and where he/she will go [1]. A human being has come to this world by the permission of Allah (SWT) with a great duty, to be God’s Caliph on the earth. The human being has come to make the earth the place for manifestation of God’s great names and to give this world the Divine colour and smell.

Therefore, human being must build, decorate and see the world according to the Divine commands. In this case, the life is charming and his/her continued journey will be sweet and the end of his/her work will become agreeable. Otherwise he/she will have a difficult and intolerable journey. According to Divine Insight and Islamic viewpoint, the world is not unpleasant or unenjoyable but the human being and his/her deeds give identity to the world and make the world beautiful or ugly.

[1] Alwafi, Vol. 1, page 116.

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