An Explanation of Selected Verses of Surah Qaf

Excerpts from ~ Ramadaan 1434 Programmes


An Explanation of Verses of Surah Qaf  50:15 – 50:34 :

أَفَعَيِينَا بِالْخَلْقِ الْأَوَّلِ ۚ بَلْ هُمْ فِي لَبْسٍ مِّنْ خَلْقٍ جَدِيدٍ~ وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنسَانَ وَنَعْلَمُ مَا تُوَسْوِسُ بِهِ نَفْسُهُ ۖ وَنَحْنُ أَقْرَبُ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ حَبْلِ الْوَرِيدِ ~ إِذْ يَتَلَقَّى الْمُتَلَقِّيَانِ عَنِ الْيَمِينِ وَعَنِ الشِّمَالِ قَعِيدٌ ~ مَّا يَلْفِظُ مِن قَوْلٍ إِلَّا لَدَيْهِ رَقِيبٌ عَتِيدٌ ~ وَجَاءَتْ سَكْرَةُ الْمَوْتِ بِالْحَقِّ ۖ ~ ذَٰلِكَ مَا كُنتَ مِنْهُ تَحِيدُ ~ وَنُفِخَ فِي الصُّورِ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ يَوْمُ الْوَعِيدِ ~ وَجَاءَتْ كُلُّ نَفْسٍ مَّعَهَا سَائِقٌ وَشَهِيدٌ ~ لَّقَدْ كُنتَ فِي غَفْلَةٍ مِّنْ هَٰذَا ~ فَكَشَفْنَا عَنكَ غِطَاءَكَ فَبَصَرُكَ الْيَوْمَ حَدِيدٌ ~ وَقَالَ قَرِينُهُ هَٰذَا مَا لَدَيَّ عَتِيدٌ ~ أَلْقِيَا فِي جَهَنَّمَ كُلَّ كَفَّارٍ عَنِيدٍ ~ مَّنَّاعٍ لِّلْخَيْرِ مُعْتَدٍ مُّرِيبٍ ~ الَّذِي جَعَلَ مَعَ اللَّهِ إِلَٰهًا آخَرَ فَأَلْقِيَاهُ فِي الْعَذَابِ الشَّدِيدِ ~ قَالَ قَرِينُهُ رَبَّنَا مَا أَطْغَيْتُهُ وَلَٰكِن كَانَ فِي ضَلَالٍ بَعِيدٍ ~ قَالَ لَا ~ تَخْتَصِمُوا لَدَيَّ وَقَدْ قَدَّمْتُ إِلَيْكُم بِالْوَعِيدِ ~ مَا يُبَدَّلُ الْقَوْلُ لَدَيَّ وَمَا أَنَا بِظَلَّامٍ لِّلْعَبِيدِ ~ يَوْمَ نَقُولُ لِجَهَنَّمَ هَلِ امْتَلَأْتِ وَتَقُولُ هَلْ مِن مَّزِيدٍ ~ وَأُزْلِفَتِ الْجَنَّةُ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ غَيْرَ بَعِيدٍ ~ هَٰذَا مَا تُوعَدُونَ لِكُلِّ أَوَّابٍ حَفِيظٍ ~ مَّنْ خَشِيَ الرَّحْمَٰنَ بِالْغَيْبِ وَجَاءَ بِقَلْبٍ مُّنِيبٍ ~ ادْخُلُوهَا بِسَلَامٍ ۖ ذَٰلِكَ يَوْمُ الْخُلُودِ
When the two receivers receive, seated on the right and on the left.~ Man does not utter any word except that with him is an observer prepared [to record]. ~ And the intoxication of death will bring the truth; that is what you were trying to avoid. ~And the Horn will be blown. That is the Day of [carrying out] the threat.~ And every soul will come, with it a driver and a witness. ~[It will be said], “You were certainly in unmindfulness of this, and We have removed from you your cover, so your sight, this Day, is sharp.”~ his companion, [the angel], will say, “This [record] is what is with me, prepared.”~ Allah will say], “Throw into Hell every obstinate disbeliever, ~ Preventer of good, aggressor, and doubter,~ made [as equal] with Allah another deity; then throw him into the severe punishment.”~ His [devil] companion will say, “Our Lord, I did not make him transgress, but he [himself] was in extreme error.”~ [ Allah ] will say, “Do not dispute before Me, while I had already presented to you the warning.~ The word will not be changed with Me, and never will I be unjust to the servants” ~ On the Day We will say to Hell, “Have you been filled?” and it will say, “Are there some more,” ~ And Paradise will be brought near to the righteous, not far, ~ [It will be said], “This is what you were promised – for every returner [to Allah ] and keeper [of His covenant] ~ Who feared the Most Merciful unseen and came with a heart returning [in repentance]. ~ Enter it in peace. This is the Day of Eternity.” ~ SURAH QAF 50:15 ~ 50:34

~ In this Surah ALLAH Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala details aspects of Resurrection, Jannah and Jahannum, and Mauth which is a truth that cannot be evaded.

~ Every statement uttered by every slave of ALLAH is recorded by two extremely vigilant angels. The angel on the right hand side records all the persons good deeds and the angel on the left records all the bad deeds. Indeed ALLAH does not oppress anyone and the records are proofs clear and concise and everyone will be rewarded according to his A’maal.

~ On the Day of Qiyamah when the trumpet is blown, each person will be brought forward by two angels, one of whom will serve as a witness. 

~ Man will be reminded of his heedlessness and ALLAH says that on that day, one’s sight will be strong. When the curtain is removed, the reality will be stark and apparent.

~ Deeds will be weighed on the scale and if the person was a kaafir , obstinate, in doubt, disobeyed and associated partners with ALLAH, then ALLAH will tell the Angels to throw him into Jahannum. The Shaytaan who was the sole-mate of the disbeliever will protest, arguing that he did not mislead the person. At this, ALLAH will say that on that Day, there will be no argument and no excuses will be accepted because clear warnings were sent forth. 

Jahannum will be asked if it is full. To this, Jahannum will reply that if there are any more, there is plenty of space.

~ ALLAH Azza wa Jal, is SO Raheem, SO Kareem. Whenever Jahannum is mentioned in Quran Sharief, then Jannat too is also mentioned, to give hope to the Believers. On the Day of Qiyaamat, Jannat will be brought forward for the penitent Believer.

~ He who is conscientious about his a’maal, who ‘believes in the unseen’ (ALLAH, Jannat, Jahannum, Life after Death, the Day of Reckoning), brings a ‘muneeb’ heart focused toward ALLAH, and comes sincerely toward ALLAH … such a person will be told to enter Jannat with peace, ease and tranquility, to remain therein eternally. In Jannah, the believer will get WHATEVER he desires as well as ‘something extra’ ie. the ultimate reward where ALLAH THE SUPREME will remove the veil and we will see HIM with our own eyes.

An Explanation of Verse 50:37 of Surah Qaf : 

إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَذِكْرَىٰ لِمَن كَانَ لَهُ قَلْبٌ أَوْ أَلْقَى السَّمْعَ وَهُوَ شَهِيدٌ
Indeed in that is a reminder for whoever has a heart or who listens while he is present [in mind] ~ Surah Qaf 50:37

For the person who has an attentive heart, who lends an attentive ear and attempts to comprehend, the Quran will be beneficial..

One should ponder over the examples of the Nations of the past (who were mightier and stronger than the people of Makkah) and realize that despite their might, when punishment came (because they were arrogant and disobedient) there was NO ESCAPE! 

None can escape ALLAH. HE is ALL MIGHTY, ALL POWERFUL. EVERYTHING is in HIS Control.