I am not living in the past, just getting on with my life and doing the best I can, as well as waiting in my lifetime, or which generation to come, for the inevitable to happen to systems that are corrupt; ultimate doom, or, if they reform themselves, success:
3:137 Many ways of life have passed away before your time. Travel, then, in the land and see the end of nations that denied the truth. [Mukazzibeen = Those who deny the truth in practice = Who live by conjecture instead of the unalterable Divine laws]
3:138 This Qur’an is a declaration for the entire mankind, and a beacon of light and a beautiful instruction for those who seek to journey through life in honor and security.
3:139 Do not ever, then, lose heart, and do not grieve, for you are bound to prevail if you are truly believers. [4:141]
3:140 If a wound afflicts you, a similar wound has afflicted the other community. Such are the days of fluctuating fortunes that We rotate among mankind. God thus makes known (and distinguishes through perseverance) the believers, and takes among you witnesses (as truth personified). God does not love the oppressors. [Shuhada = Witnesses = Those who uphold the truth = Those who uphold the truth even with their lives]
3:141 This is how God enables the true believers to emerge stronger after every challenge and causes the rejecters of Divine laws to wither away.
3:142 Do you think that you would enter paradise without God distinguishing those among you who strive, and without distinguishing the steadfast? [2:214]
3:108 (The Rules given in these revelations determine the Rise and Fall of nations.) These are God's messages. We convey them to you in absolute truth, for, God wills no injustice to any of the creation.
3:109 (His Rules are operative in the entire Universe.) Unto God belongs all that is in the Highs and all that is in the Lows, and all things are constantly working to fulfill the Divine Plan, moving and evolving toward what they are meant to be. All affairs turn to God (in order that the incredible discipline in the Universe be maintained.) [Lillah = For God = For the sake of God = In the cause of God = Belonging to God = Being subservient to Him = Working to fulfill the Divine Plan]
3:110 (Since you have been empowered by the Qur’an), you are the best suited Community that has been raised up for the good of mankind. You shall enjoin the Right and discourage the Wrong, since you have conviction in God. Now if the People of the Scripture had attained this kind of belief, it would have been for their own good. Some of them do embrace belief while most of them continue to drift away.
[The believers accept the Qur’an as the Criterion of right and wrong (3:4). It educates people on the Permanent Moral Value System and distinguishes clearly what the otherwise vague terms of ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, and ‘good’ and ‘evil’ would mean]
3:111 But they will do you no harm except for a trifling inconvenience. And if they fight against you, they will turn their backs to you and then, they will find no helpers.
3:112 Humiliation will be branded on them wherever they might be, unless they grasp a bond with God and a bond with humanity. They have earned God's rejection, and are committed to an abject state of misery. This is because they have been rejecting God's messages and have been opposing the Prophets, even slaying some of them against all right. All this, because they disobeyed, rebelled, and exceeded the bounds of what is right.