May 132017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.


Today’s selection concludes Surah 39, Az-Zumar or the Crowds, verses 64-75. These verses implore the faithful to worship God and be among His thankful servants. On the Day of Judgment, the Book of Deeds will be laid open and justice will be done with all fairness. After the Judgment, the unbelievers will be driven to Hell and the righteous will enter Paradise.

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Bis-millahi ar-rahman, ar-raheem.
In the name of Allah, most gracious, most merciful.

O Prophet say to the mushrikïn (those who associate others with Allah): “O ignorant! Do you bid me to worship someone other than Allah?”[64] Tell them plainly because it has already been revealed to you as it was revealed to those before you that if you commit shirk, all your deeds will become fruitless and you will surely be among the losers.”[65] Therefore, worship Allah and be among His thankful servants.[66] They have not recognized the worth of Allah as His worth should be recognized. On the Day of Resurrection the whole earth shall be in His grasp and all the heavens shall be rolled up in His right hand. Glory be to Him! Exalted be He above what they associate with Him.[67] The Trumpet shall be blown, and all that is in the heavens and the earth shall swoon except those whom Allah will please to exempt. Then the Trumpet will be blown for the second time and behold! They shall all stand up, looking around.[68] The earth will be shining with the light of her Rabb, the Book of record will be laid open, the Prophets and other witnesses will be brought in, and justice shall be done between people with all fairness: none shall be wronged.[69] Every soul will be paid in full according to its deeds, for He knows fully well as to what they did.[70] 39:[64-70]

After the Judgment, the Unbelievers will be driven to hell in groups. When they reach there, its gates will be opened and its keepers will say: “Did there not come to you Rasools from among yourselves, who recited to you the revelations of your Rabb and forewarned you about the meeting of this Day?” “Yes,” they will answer. But at that time the sentence of punishment would have been already announced against the unbelievers.”[71] They will be told: “Enter the gates of hell to live therein forever.” Evil shall be the abode of the arrogant.”[72] As for those who fear their Rabb, they shall be led towards paradise in groups. When they reach there, its gates will be opened, and its keepers will say: “Peace be upon you! You have done well, now enter to live therein forever.”[73] They will say: “Praise be to Allah Who has truly fulfilled His promise and has given us this land to inherit, now we can live in paradise wherever we like.” How excellent will be the reward for the righteous![74] You will see the angels surrounding the Divine Throne, glorifying their Rabb with His praises. The Judgment between the people will be made with perfect justice, and it will be proclaimed: “Praise be to Allah the Rabb of the worlds!”[75] 39:[71-75]


This concludes today’s episode of the 17 Verses Podcast. I hope that this selection has helped increase your understanding of the holy Qur’an just a little bit.

Thank you and be well.