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What Goes Around Comes Around

We all have heard the age old English language idiom, “What goes around comes around.” Verses from the Quran prove this saying to be true in various aspects of our relationships with one another and our relationship with God.

The benefits of dealing with one another in a kind and humble manner are given in the following verses from the Quran:

When greeted with a greeting, you shall respond with a better greeting or at least an equal one. God reckons all things. [4:86]

O you who believe, if you are told, “Please make room,” you shall make room for each other to sit. God will then make room for you. If you are asked to get up and move, get up and move. God raises those among you who believe, and those who acquire knowledge to higher ranks. God is fully Cognizant of everything you do. [58:11]

The result of mocking the believers is clearly stated by God below:

The wicked used to laugh at those who believed. When they passed by them, they used to poke fun. When they got together with their people, they used to joke. Whenever they saw them, they said, “These people are far astray! They have no such thing as (invisible) guards.” Today, those who believed are laughing at the disbelievers. [83:29-34]


The Quran warns us about scheming through verses 10:21, 8:30, as well as the subsequent verses shared:

Others before them have schemed, but to God belongs the ultimate scheming. He knows what everyone is doing. The disbelievers will find out who the ultimate winners are. [13:42]

They plotted and schemed, but so did God, and God is the best schemer. [3:54]

God also describes in the Quran the repercussions of forgetting the Day of Judgment:

Those who do not take their religion seriously, and are totally preoccupied with this worldly life, we forget them on that day, because they forgot that day, and because they spurned our revelations. [7:51]

It will be proclaimed: “Today we forget you, just as you forgot the meeting of this day. Your abode is the hellfire, and you will have no helpers. [45:34]

Comforting indeed are several verses of the Quran dealing with the effects that our relationship with God have on us now and will, God willing, have on us in the Hereafter:

They will say, “Praise God for removing all our worries. Our Lord is Forgiving, Appreciative. [35:34] 

What will God gain from punishing you, if you became appreciative and believed? God is Appreciative, Omniscient. [4:147]


Who would lend God a loan of righteousness, to have it repaid to them multiplied manifold? God is the One who provides and withholds, and to Him you will be returned. [2:245]

Who would like to loan God a loan of righteousness, to have it multiplied for him manifold, and end up with a generous recompense? [57:11]

You shall remember Me, that I may remember you, and be thankful to Me; do not be unappreciative. [2:152]

God will proclaim, “This is a day when the truthful will be saved by their truthfulness.” They have deserved gardens with flowing streams. They abide therein forever. God is pleased with them, and they are pleased with Him. This is the greatest triumph. [5:119]

As for you, O content soul. Return to your Lord, pleased and pleasing.   [89:27-28]

In our relationship with one another and in our relationship with God, whatever we may send forth will come right back to us. From God we came and to Him we shall ultimately be returned; He will then inform us of everything we have done.