Islamic concepts

Ghurūr — delusion, illusion

  • Every soul will taste death and you will be paid in full only on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever is kept away from the Fire and admitted to the Garden will have triumphed. The present world is only an illusory pleasure. 3:185
  • Bear in mind that the present life is just a game, a diversion, an attraction, a cause of boasting among you, of rivalry in wealth and children. It is like plants that spring up after the rain: their growth at first delights the sowers, but then you see them wither away, turn yellow, and become stubble. There is terrible punishment in the next life as well as forgiveness and approval from God; the life of this world is only an illusory pleasure. 57:20


4:120 6:112 7:22 17:64

  • The hypocrites and people with sickness in their hearts said, ‘God and His Messenger have promised us nothing but delusions.’ 33:12



al-gharūr — the Deceiver