Nov 282017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.


Today’s selection concludes Surah 36 (Yâ-Sin), Verses 68-83. These verses assert that the Qur’an is intended to warn those who are alive and establish a charge against the unbelievers. Allah will give life to Man again to hold him accountable on the Day of Judgment for his actions.

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

Those to whom We grant long life, We reverse their nature. Don’t they understand anything from this?[68] We have not taught him (Muhammad) poetry, nor does it behoove him. This is nothing but a reminder and a plain Qur’an[69] to warn those who are alive and to establish the charge against the disbelievers.[70] Do they not see that among the other things which Our hands have fashioned, We have created cattle which are under their domination?[71] We have subjected these animals to them, that they may ride on some and eat the flesh of others,[72] in them there are other advantages and drinks (milk) for them. Should they not then be grateful?[73] Yet they have taken other gods besides Allah hoping to get their help.[74] But they do not have the ability to help them yet their worshippers stand like warriors ready to defend them.[75] Let not their words grieve you (O Muhammad). Surely We have knowledge of all that they conceal and all that they reveal.[76] 36:[68-76]

Does not man see that We have created him from a sperm? Yet he stands up as an open adversary.[77] He starts making comparisons for Us and forgets his own creation. He says: “Who will give life to bones that have been decomposed?”[78] Tell them: “He Who has created them for the first time, will give them life again, He is well-versed in every kind of creation.[79] It is He Who produces for you the spark from the green tree to kindle therewith your own fires.[80] Does He Who has created the heavens and the earth have no power to create the like thereof?” Of course He does! He is the skilful Creator.[81] Whenever He intends a thing, He needs only to say: “Be,” and it is.[82] Glory be to Him in Whose hands is the Kingdom of all things; and to Whom you shall all be brought back.[83] 36:[77-83]


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.