Oct 122017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.


Today’s selection is from Surah 69, Al-Hâqqah or the Sure Reality, verses 19-37. These verses continue the story of the Day of Judgment when every person will be judged by his/her Book of Deeds and rewarded or punished according to that record.

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

Then he, who will be given his Book of Deeds in his right hand, will say: “Here it is, read my Book of deeds!”[19] I knew that I would certainly face my account.”[20] So he will have a life of pleasure,[21] in a lofty garden,[22] with clusters of fruit within his reach.[23] We shall say to him: “Eat and drink to your heart’s content; this is a reward for what you did in the days gone by.”[24] While he, who will be given his Book of Deeds in his left hand, will say: “Woe to me, would that I had not been given my Book of Deeds[25] nor known what my account was![26] Would that my death had ended all![27] My wealth had availed me nothing,[28] and my authority has gone away from me.”[29] We shall say: “Seize him and put a chain around his neck, [30] then cast him in the blazing fire,[31] then fasten him with a chain seventy cubits long.[32] For he did not believe in Allah, the Most High,[33] nor did he care or urge to feed the poor.[34] Today he neither has a true friend here,[35] nor any food except the pus from the washing of wounds,[36] which none but the wrongdoers shall eat.”[37] 69:[19-37]


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.