If i were to put you in a room with all your favourite games, gadgets, friends, loved ones, food and drink, but you knew that in five minutes you, the world and everything in it would be destroyed, what value would your possession have? They wouldn’t have any at all.
However what is five minute or 657436 hours (equivalent to 75 years)?
It is mere time.
Just because we may live for 75 years doesn’t make a difference. In the atheist worldview it will all be destroyed and forgotten. This is also true for Islam. Everything will be annihilated. So in reality this world intrinsically has no value; it is ephemeral, transient and short-lived.
Nonetheless, from an Islamic perspective the world has value because it is an abode for getting close to God, good deeds and worship, which lead to eternal paradise.
So it is not all doom and gloom. We are not on a sinking ship. If we do the right thing, we can get God’s forgiveness and approval.
“There is a terrible punishment in the next life as well as forgiveness and approval from God; so race for your Lord’s forgiveness. — Quran 57:20-21
— Hamza Tz.