“Here and There”, that is the question.
There are verses of the Quran that speak about a “There” and I will leave this to Allah. The “here” is what concerns the vast majority of the Quranic verses, which you sum up with "The real existence on earth is of that which benefits humanity." My purpose in life is to benefit humanity but not with the expectation of any reward, but because it is the right thing to do. There is a subtle but profound difference; one says we should do good because we are told to do it, the other because we know and feel it is the proper thing to do. No-one addressed my ‘cat amongst the pigeons’ post, but I believe that we should be reading the Quran with this world in mind, and leave the next to Him.