وَ الْاٰخِرَۃُ خَیۡرٌ وَّ اَبْقٰی ﴿ؕ۱۷﴾

Whereas the Hereafter is better and everlasting.

Tafsir al-Qurtubi                                                                                                                                                                                      تفسیر القرطبی                                                    

قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: [مَا الدُّنْيَا فِي الْآخِرَةِ إِلَّا كَمَا يَضَعُ أَحَدُكُمْ أُصْبُعَهُ فِي الْيَمِّ، فَلْيَنْظُرْ بِمَ يَرْجِعُ

The Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – has stated:  The world compared to the hereafter is like if one of you were to dip his finger in the ocean and looks at what he returned with.

Tafsir Qurtubi (Al-Jame’ Li Ahkaam al-Quran) Imam Shamsuddin Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Qurtubi t D. 671 A.H.

Tafsir al-Jalalain                                                                                                                        تفسیر الجلالین                                                

{وَالْآخِرَة} الْمُشْتَمِلَة عَلَى الْجَنَّة {خَيْر وَأَبْقَى}

Whereas the Hereafter, and the Paradise it entails, is better and everlasting.

Tafsir al-Jalalain of Imam Jalaaluddin Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Mahalli al-Shafe’i t D. 864 A.H. and Imam Jalaaluddin Abd al-Rahman ibn Abi Bakr al-Suyooti al-Shafe’i t D. 911 A.H.

Tafsir Rooh al-Bayaan                                                                                              تفسیر روح البیان                                                

فيه اشارة الى ان ظواهر الأشياء بالنسبة الى حقائقها كالقشر بالنسبة الى اللب

In it there is an indication that the superficial values of things compared to their realities are like peals over the pulp.

Tafsir Rooh al-Bayaan of Imam Isma’eel Haqqi ibn Mustafa al-Istanbuli Hanafi t D. 1127 A.H.

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