As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.
Today’s selection concludes Surah 75, Al-Qiyãmah or The Resurrection, verses 16-40. These verses describe how Allah Himself took responsibility for the Qur’an, the last moments of the disbelievers’ lives and how they never took Islam seriously.
Bis-millahi ar-rahman, ar-raheem.
In the name of Allah, most gracious, most merciful.
O Prophet, do not move your tongue too fast to memorize this revelation, It is Our responsibility to collect it in your memory, and make you recite it and when it is recited, to make you follow it, and then it is Our responsibility to explain it. – Nay, the fact is that you people love this fleeting life and are heedless of the Hereafter. On that Day, some faces shall be bright, looking towards their Lord. And on that Day some faces shall be gloomy, thinking that some backbreaking calamity is about to be inflicted on them. Nay, when a man’s soul is about to leave and reaches to the throat, and those around him cry: “Is there any enchanter to help?” Then man will conclude that it was the time of departure from this world. And one leg will twist around the other leg (agony will heap on agony); that will be the Day of driving towards your Lord. 75:[16-30]
But in this life he neither believed, nor offered Salah (prayed); but on the contrary he denied the truth and turned away. Then he went to his kinfolk elated with pride. Woe to you, O man! Woe to you. Again woe to you, O man! Woe to you. Does man think that he will be left to wander around without any purpose? Was he not once a drop of emitted semen? Then he became a leech-like mass, then Allah created him and fashioned him in due proportion, and made him either of the two sexes, male and female. Has He not then the power to bring the dead to life? 75:[31-40]
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.