In the name
of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
I swear by the Day of Resurrection, and I swear by the self
reproaching soul! Does man think that We shall not be able to
put his bones together? Why not? We are able to put together,
in perfect order, the very tips of his fingers. But man
wishes to keep on doing evil in the future as well. He
questions: “When will this Day of Resurrection be?” Well, it
will come when the sight shall be dazed, the moon will be
eclipsed, and the sun and the moon will be brought
together - on that Day man will ask: “Is there any way to
escape?” Nay! There will be no refuge. On that Day, the
refuge will only be towards your Rabb. On that Day man shall
be told about all his deeds, from the first to the last.
Indeed, man shall bear witness against himself, even though
he shall plead with excuses.
Be aware of the Day of Resurrection and Judgment, from which
there is no escape
There is no escape from it
O Prophet, do not move your tongue too
fast to memorize this revelation, It is Our
responsibility to collect it in your memory, and make you
recite it and when it is recited, to make you follow it,
and then it is Our responsibility to explain it. - Nay,
the fact is that you people love this fleeting life and
are heedless of the Hereafter. On that Day, some faces shall
be bright, looking towards their Rabb. And on that Day
some faces shall be gloomy, thinking that some backbreaking
calamity is about to be inflicted on them. Nay, when a man’s
soul is about to leave and reaches to the throat, and those
around him cry: “Is there any enchanter to help?" Then man
will conclude that it was the time of departure from this
world. while one leg will twist around the other leg (agony
will heap on agony); that will be the Day of driving
towards your Rabb.
Himself took the responsibility of The Qur'an
The last moments of disbelievers' death
But in this life he neither believed, nor offered Salah (prayed);
but on the contrary he denied the truth and turned away.
Then he went to his kinfolk elated with pride. Woe to you,
O man! Woe to you. Again woe to you, O man!
Woe to you. Does man think that he will be left to wander
around without any purpose? Was he not once a drop of
emitted semen? Then he became a leechlike mass, then Allah
created him and fashioned him in due proportion, and made
him either of the two sexes, male and female. Has He not
then the power to bring the dead to life?
The disbelievers do not believe besause they never took Al-Islam
Major Issues, Divine
Law and Guidance:
* The Day of Judgement is certain, there
is no escape from it.
* Allah Himself took the responsibility of preserving the
* The last moments of disbeliever’s death.
* Take Allah's warning about the Day of Judgement seriously.
This Sürah addresses the deniers of the
Hereafter and replies are given to each of their doubts and
objections. Strong arguments are given to prove the possibility,
occurrence and necessity of the Resurrection and the Hereafter,
and it also has been pointed out clearly that the actual reason
of people’s denying the Hereafter is not that they regard it as
impossible rationally, but because their selfish motives do not
allow them to affirm it.
After verse 15, the discourse is suddenly interrupted and the
Prophet (pbuh) is told: “Do not move your tongue hastily to
remember this Revelation. It is Our responsibility to have it
remembered and read. Therefore, when it is being recited, listen
to its recital carefully. Again, it is Our responsibility to
explain its meaning.” Then, from verse 20 onward the same theme
which was interrupted at verse 15, is resumed. This
parenthetical passage, according to both the context and the
traditions, has been interjected here for a reason. That is,
when the Angel Gabriel was reciting this Sürah to the Prophet,
the Prophet, lest he should forget its words later, was
repeating them at the same moment. This in fact happened at the
time when the coming down and receipt of Revelation was yet a
new experience for him and he was not yet fully used to
receiving it calmly. There are two other instances also of this
in the Qur’an. First, in Sürah TuãHã, the Prophet (pbuh) was
told: “And see that you do not hasten to recite the Qur’an
before its revelation is completed to you.” (v. 114). Then, in
Sürah Al-A’lã, it has been said: “We shall enable you to recite,
then you shall never forget." (v. 6). Later, when the Prophet
became fully used to receiving the Revelation properly, there
remained no need to give him such instruction. That is why,
except for these three instances, there are no other
instructions like this in the Qur’an.