“And it may be that you dislike a thing while it is good for you, and it may be that you love a thing while it is evil for you, and Allah knows, while you do not know.” [2. Surah Al-Baqarah: Ayah 216]

Know that the life of this world is but amusement and diversion and adornment and boasting to one another and competition in increase of wealth and children – like the example of a rain whose [resulting] plant growth pleases the tillers; then it dries and you see it turned yellow; then it becomes [scattered] debris. And in the Hereafter is severe punishment and forgiveness from Allah and approval. And what is the worldly life except the enjoyment of delusion.[57. Surah Al-Hadid : Ayah 20]

And this world’s life is naught but a play and an idle sport and certainly the abode of the hereafter is better for those who guard (against evil); do you not then understand? [6. Surah Al-An’am : Ayah 32]

And this life of the world is nothing but a sport and a play; and as for the next abode, that most surely is the life– did they but know. [29. Surah Al-‘Ankabut : Ayah 64]

The life of this world is only idle sport and play, and if you believe and guard (against evil) He will give you your rewards, and will not ask of you your possessions. [47. Surah Muhammad : Ayah 36]

O men! surely the promise of Allah is true, therefore let not the life of this world deceive you, and let not the arch-deceiver deceive you respecting Allah. [35. Surah Fatir : Ayah 5]

Nay! you prefer the life of this world, While the hereafter is better and more lasting. [87. Surah Al-A’la : Ayah 16-17]