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.
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? We have not taught him (Muhammad) poetry, nor does it behoove him. This is nothing but a reminder and a plain Qur’an to warn those who are alive and to establish the charge against the disbelievers. Do they not see that among the other things which Our hands have fashioned, We have created cattle which are under their domination? We have subjected these animals to them, that they may ride on some and eat the flesh of others, in them there are other advantages and drinks (milk) for them. Should they not then be grateful? Yet they have taken other gods besides Allah hoping to get their help. But they do not have the ability to help them yet their worshippers stand like warriors ready to defend them. Let not their words grieve you (O Muhammad). Surely We have knowledge of all that they conceal and all that they reveal. 36:[68-76]
Does not man see that We have created him from a sperm? Yet he stands up as an open adversary. He starts making comparisons for Us and forgets his own creation. He says: “Who will give life to bones that have been decomposed?” 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. It is He Who produces for you the spark from the green tree to kindle therewith your own fires. 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. Whenever He intends a thing, He needs only to say: “Be,” and it is. Glory be to Him in Whose hands is the Kingdom of all things; and to Whom you shall all be brought back. 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.