Jul 072017
 

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.

Summary:

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.

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Verses

Bis-millahi ar-rahman, ar-raheem.
In the name of Allah, most gracious, most merciful.

I swear by the setting of the stars,[75] and it is indeed a mighty oath if you but knew it,[76] that this is indeed a Glorious Qur’an,[77] inscribed in a well-guarded Book,[78] which none can touch except the purified (angels):[79] a revelation from the Lord of the worlds.[80] Would you scorn a scripture such as this[81] and make its denying a means of your livelihood?[82] Why is it not then that when you see a dying person’s soul come up to his throat[83] while you are helplessly watching[84] – and at that time We are nearer to him than you, although you cannot see Us.[85] Then why do you not – if you claim you are not subject to reckoning[86] – restore to the dying person his soul? Answer this, if what you say be true![87] Then if the dying person is one of those near to Us,[88] for him there is comfort and bounty, and a garden of bliss.[89] And if he be one of the right hand,[90] he is greeted with salutation: “Peace be upon you,” from those of the right hand.[91] And if he is one of the mistaken rejecters,[92] he is welcomed with scalding water,[93] and burning in hell-fire.[94] Surely this is an absolute truth.[95] Therefore, glorify the name of your Lord, Who is the Greatest.[96] 56:[75-96]

Ameen.

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.