As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.
Today’s 17 Verses episode concludes Surah 45, Al-Jâthiya or the Kneeling Down, verses 22-37. These verses condemn those who have made their desires as their God and then moves on to Allah’s address to the disbelievers on the Day of Judgment.
Bis-millahi ar-rahman, ar-raheem.
In the name of Allah, most gracious, most merciful.
Allah has created the heavens and the earth with truth, in order to reward each soul according to its deeds, and none of them shall be wronged. Have you considered the case of such an individual who has made his own desires as his god, and Allah, knowing him as such, lets him go astray, and sealed his hearing and heart and drew a veil over his sight? Who is there to guide him after Allah has withdrawn His guidance? Will you not learn a lesson? The disbelievers say: “There is nothing but our life of this world. We live and die; nothing but time destroys us.” In fact, they have no knowledge concerning this. They are merely guessing. When Our clear revelations are recited to them, they have no other argument but to say: “Bring our forefathers back if what you say is true!” O Prophet tell them: “It is Allah Who gives you life and later causes you to die; then it is He Who will gather you all on the Day of Resurrection, about which there is no doubt, yet, most people do not know.” 45:[22-26]
To Allah belongs the Kingdom of the heavens and the earth. On that Day when the Hour of Judgment will be established, those who followed the falsehood, shall lose. You shall see every nation on its knees. Every nation shall be summoned to its book of record, and Allah will say: “Today you shall be rewarded for your deeds. This book of Ours speaks about you with the truth. Surely, We were recording all your deeds.” As for those who believed and did righteous deeds, their Lord will admit them into His mercy. That will be a manifest achievement. But as to those who disbelieved, Allah will say: “Were My revelations not recited to you? But you showed arrogance and became a nation of criminals.” When it was said, “the promise of Allah is true and there is no doubt in coming the Hour of Judgment. You used to say, ‘We do not know what the Hour of Judgment is: we think it is just a conjecture, we are not convinced.’” 45:[27-32]
Then the evil of their deeds will become manifest to them, and they will be completely encircled by that which they used to mock at. It will be said: “Today We will forget you as you forgot the meeting of this Day of yours! Hell-fire will be your home and none will be there to help you. This is because you used to take Allah’s revelations as a joke and you let the worldly life deceive you.” Therefore, on this Day neither shall they be taken out of hell, nor shall they be given a chance for amending their ways to please their Lord. So, praise be to Allah, the Lord of the heavens, the Lord of the earth and the Lord of the worlds. To Him belongs greatness throughout the heavens and the earth, and He Alone is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise. 45:[33-37]
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.