As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.
Today’s selection is from Surah 20, Tâ-Hâ, verses 105-115. These verses recount a scene from the Day of Judgment and reassert that the Qur’an was sent to teach and remind mankind of God.
Bis-millahi ar-rahman, ar-raheem.
In the name of Allah, most gracious, most merciful.
They ask you as to what will happen to the mountains. Tell them: “My Lord will crush and scatter them like a fine dust. He will turn the earth into a plain leveled ground, wherein you will see neither any curve nor crease.” – On that Day the people will follow the call of the Caller, no one will dare show any crookedness; their voices hushed before the Allah, and you shall hear nothing but the sound of the marching feet. On that Day, no intercession will avail except the one to whom Allah shall grant permission and would like to give him a hearing. He knows what is before them and what is behind them while they do not encompass any knowledge about Him. Their faces shall be humbled before the Ever-Living, the Ever-existent (Allah). The one who is carrying the burden of iniquity will be doomed: but the one who is a believer and does good deeds shall fear no tyranny or injustice. 20:[105-112]
Thus have we sent down this Qur’an in Arabic and clearly proclaimed in it some of the warnings so that they may take heed or that it may serve as a reminder to them. High and exalted be Allah, the True King! Do not hasten to recite the Qur’an before its revelation is completely conveyed to you, and then say: “O Lord! Increase my knowledge.” We had taken a covenant from Adam before, but he forgot. We did not find in him firm determination. 20:[113-115]
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.