Nov 272017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.


Today’s selection is from Surah 36 (Yâ-Sin), Verses 51-67. These verses depict a scene from the day of Judgment, Allah’s greeting to the residents of Paradise, and then to the sinners.

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

Then a trumpet shall be blown and, behold, they will rise up from their graves and hasten to their Lord.[51] They will say: “Oh, Woe to us! Who has raised us up from our graves?” They will be told: “This is what Allah had promised and true was the word of the Messengers.”[52] It will be no more than a single blast, and then they will all be gathered before Us.[53] On that Day no soul will suffer the least injustice and you shall be rewarded according to your deeds.[54] 36:[51-54]

Surely, on that Day, the residents of paradise will be busy with their joy;[55] they and their spouses will be in shady groves reclining on soft couches.[56] They will have all kinds of fruit and they will get whatever they call for;[57] they will be greeted with the word “Salaam (Peace)” from the Lord of Mercy (Allah).[58] 36:[55-58]

While to the sinners He will say: “Get aside today, you criminals![59] Did I not enjoin you, O children of Adam, not to worship Shaitãn, who is your open enemy,[60] and that you should worship Me, which is the Right Way?[61] Yet, in spite of this, he (Shaitãn) has led a great number of you astray. Didn’t you have common sense?[62] This is the hell, of which you were repeatedly warned.[63] Now! Enter in it this Day because you persistently rejected the truth.”[64] On that Day, We shall seal their mouths while their hands will speak to Us and their feet will bear witness to all their misdeeds.[65] Had it been Our Will, We could surely have blotted out their eyes; and let them run about groping for the way, then how could they see?[66] And had it been Our Will, We could have nailed them to the ground, then neither could they move forward nor retrace their steps.[67] 36:[59-67]


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.