Jan 052018

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.

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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,[16] It is Our responsibility to collect it in your memory, and make you recite it[17] and when it is recited, to make you follow it,[18] and then it is Our responsibility to explain it.[19] – Nay, the fact is that you people love this fleeting life[20] and are heedless of the Hereafter.[21] On that Day, some faces shall be bright,[22] looking towards their Lord.[23] And on that Day some faces shall be gloomy,[24] thinking that some backbreaking calamity is about to be inflicted on them.[25] Nay, when a man’s soul is about to leave and reaches to the throat,[26] and those around him cry: “Is there any enchanter to help?”[27] Then man will conclude that it was the time of departure from this world.[28] And one leg will twist around the other leg (agony will heap on agony);[29] that will be the Day of driving towards your Lord.[30] 75:[16-30]

But in this life he neither believed, nor offered Salah (prayed);[31] but on the contrary he denied the truth and turned away.[32] Then he went to his kinfolk elated with pride.[33] Woe to you, O man! Woe to you.[34] Again woe to you, O man! Woe to you.[35] Does man think that he will be left to wander around without any purpose?[36] Was he not once a drop of emitted semen?[37] Then he became a leech-like mass, then Allah created him and fashioned him in due proportion,[38] and made him either of the two sexes, male and female.[39] Has He not then the power to bring the dead to life?[40] 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.