As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.
Today’s selection concludes Surah 56, Al-Wãqi‘a or the Inevitable, verses 75-96. This selection concludes the Surah with a testimony of Allah about the Qur’an.
Bis-millahi ar-rahman, ar-raheem.
In the name of Allah, most gracious, most merciful.
I swear by the setting of the stars, and it is indeed a mighty oath if you but knew it, that this is indeed a Glorious Qur’an, inscribed in a well-guarded Book, which none can touch except the purified (angels): a revelation from the Lord of the worlds. Would you scorn a scripture such as this and make its denying a means of your livelihood? Why is it not then that when you see a dying person’s soul come up to his throat while you are helplessly watching – and at that time We are nearer to him than you, although you cannot see Us. Then why do you not – if you claim you are not subject to reckoning – restore to the dying person his soul? Answer this, if what you say be true! Then if the dying person is one of those near to Us, for him there is comfort and bounty, and a garden of bliss. And if he be one of the right hand, he is greeted with salutation: “Peace be upon you,” from those of the right hand. And if he is one of the mistaken rejecters, he is welcomed with scalding water, and burning in hell-fire. Surely this is an absolute truth. Therefore, glorify the name of your Lord, Who is the Greatest. 56:[75-96]
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.