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.
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. 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.” It will be no more than a single blast, and then they will all be gathered before Us. On that Day no soul will suffer the least injustice and you shall be rewarded according to your deeds. 36:[51-54]
Surely, on that Day, the residents of paradise will be busy with their joy; they and their spouses will be in shady groves reclining on soft couches. They will have all kinds of fruit and they will get whatever they call for; they will be greeted with the word “Salaam (Peace)” from the Lord of Mercy (Allah). 36:[55-58]
While to the sinners He will say: “Get aside today, you criminals! Did I not enjoin you, O children of Adam, not to worship Shaitãn, who is your open enemy, and that you should worship Me, which is the Right Way? Yet, in spite of this, he (Shaitãn) has led a great number of you astray. Didn’t you have common sense? This is the hell, of which you were repeatedly warned. Now! Enter in it this Day because you persistently rejected the truth.” 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. 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? And had it been Our Will, We could have nailed them to the ground, then neither could they move forward nor retrace their steps. 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.