The Foundations And Concepts of Islam
He says in another verse,
"Or did the people of the towns then feel secure against the coming of Our punishment in the forenoon while they were playing?"
This is the fate of every man who turns away from Remembrance of Allaah. Allaah tells us of the punishments of past nations who were disbelievers,
"So We punished each (of them) for his sins; of them are some of whom We sent a violent wind, and of them were those who were overtaken by torment – awful cry, and of them were some of whom We caused the earth to swallow and of them were some whom We drowned. It was not Allaah Who wronged them, but they wronged themselves."
7. Failure and loss will be his lot: Because of his wrong, he looses the greatest thing with which the hearts and souls enjoy, which is knowing Allaah, meditating in Him and feeling tranquillity with Him. He also looses the world, for he lives there a wretched and confused life and he looses his own soul for which he amasses the wealth of this world; for he subjects it for a purpose different from that which it was created for. He thereby does not attain with it happiness in this world, for he makes it lived in misery and caused it to die in misery and it shall be raised up among the miserable. Allaah says,
"As for those whose scale will be light, they are those who will loose their own selves."
He will also loose his family, for he lived with them on disbelief in Allaah and they will also be like him in misery and hardship and their fate will be Fire. Allaah says,
"The losers are those will loose themselves and their families on the Day of Resurrection."
On the Day of Resurrection, they will be led to Fire, and evil is it as a resting place. Allaah says,
"(It will be said to the angels): 'Assemble those who did wrong, together with their spouses and what they used to worship instead of Allaah and lead them on to the way of Flaming Fire.' "