What end awaits unbelievers in this world?

What end awaits unbelievers in this world?

Allah has made ready for the unbelievers a painful punishment in the Hereafter which is everlasting. Yet besides this, there are various punishments for unbelievers in this world too. These are a sort of preliminary to the endless punishment that they will receive later. They also come in the nature of a warning from Allah to lead them to regret, to pay heed and to reorient themselves to the right path. Allah announces the punishment He will give in the world and the reason for it as follows:

We will give them a taste of lesser punishment before the greater punishment, so that hopefully they will turn back.  (Surat as-Sajda, 21)

The most significant reason for the disbelief of unbelievers is their passionate attachment to the life of this world and the fact that they repudiate the truth. The punishment that Allah has made ready for the unbelievers in this world deprives them of all worldly blessings. Some of these punishments mentioned in the Qur’an are as follows:

-On a nation of unbelievers animals such as locusts, lice and frogs are sent down. (Surat al-A’raf, 133)

-Unbelievers are seized with drought and scarcity of fruits, with trouble in economics. (Surat al-A’raf, 130, Surat an-Nahl, 112)

-Unbelievers are made the most miserable. (Surat al-A’la, 11-12)

-They live filled with false hopes. (Surat an-Nisa, 120)

-Allah makes their breast narrow and constricted; He defiles them. (Surat al-An’am, 125)


Born in Ankara in 1956, Adnan Oktar writes his books under the pen name of Harun Yahya. He is a world-renowned man of ideas. Ever since his university years, he has dedicated his life to telling of the existence and oneness of Almighty Allah, to disseminating the moral values of the Qur’an, to the intellectual defeat of materialist and atheist ideologies, to propagating the real Ataturk way and to defending the permanence of the state and the unity of the nation. He has never wavered in the face of difficulties and despite oppression from materialist, Darwinist and separatist circles, still continues this intellectual struggle today exhibiting great patience and determination.