Know that the life of this word is merely play and amusement…But in the Hereafter (there is) a severe torment (for the evil-doers), and (there is) Forgiveness from Allāh and (His) Good Pleasure (for the believers) whereas the life of this world is only a deceiving enjoyment
No one lives anymore as Allah created us to.
Some scattered poor ones might. They cannot be very many. We do not pay them mind anyhow. They are anamolies to the point of insignificance in our eyes, invisibility.
The rest of us draw breath on an alien existence. It lies far afield from the natural “human” dimension described in the divine books.
Yet, so lived our father Adam. Then Noah, Abraham, and all the prophets, God grant them peace. Also Eve and Hajar – all our early mothers. Long now has that native way of human living slept.
How much longer shall it sleep?”
(1) Haleem, Amer. “The Most Endangered Species.” Al Jumuah 01 June-July 2007: 42-45.