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.
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!” I knew that I would certainly face my account.” So he will have a life of pleasure, in a lofty garden, with clusters of fruit within his reach. 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.” 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 nor known what my account was! Would that my death had ended all! My wealth had availed me nothing, and my authority has gone away from me.” We shall say: “Seize him and put a chain around his neck,  then cast him in the blazing fire, then fasten him with a chain seventy cubits long. For he did not believe in Allah, the Most High, nor did he care or urge to feed the poor. Today he neither has a true friend here, nor any food except the pus from the washing of wounds, which none but the wrongdoers shall eat.” 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.