An Explanation of Selected Verses of Surah Az-Zaariyaat and Surah Al-Hadeed

Excerpts from Ramadaan 1434 Programmes


An Explanation of Verse 51:55 of Surah Az Zaariyaat :

وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالْإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ
And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me ~ Surah Az-Zaariyaat 51:55

~ ALLAH Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala says in the Quran e Majeed that verily HE has not Created jinn and mankind except for His Worship

~ Indeed the purpose of our creation is made very clear in the above verse.

An Explanation of Verse 57::20 of Surah Al Hadeed : 

اعْلَمُوا أَنَّمَا الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا لَعِبٌ وَلَهْوٌ وَزِينَةٌ وَتَفَاخُرٌ بَيْنَكُمْ وَتَكَاثُرٌ فِي الْأَمْوَالِ وَالْأَوْلَادِ ۖ كَمَثَلِ غَيْثٍ أَعْجَبَ الْكُفَّارَ نَبَاتُهُ ثُمَّ يَهِيجُ فَتَرَاهُ مُصْفَرًّا ثُمَّ يَكُونُ حُطَامًا ۖ وَفِي الْآخِرَةِ عَذَابٌ شَدِيدٌ وَمَغْفِرَةٌ مِّنَ اللَّهِ وَرِضْوَانٌ ۚ وَمَا الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا إِلَّا مَتَاعُ الْغُرُورِ
Know that the life of this world is but amusement and diversion and adornment and boasting to one another and competition in increase of wealth and children – like the example of a rain whose [resulting] plant growth pleases the tillers; then it dries and you see it turned yellow; then it becomes [scattered] debris. And in the Hereafter is severe punishment and forgiveness from Allah and approval. And what is the worldly life except the enjoyment of delusion ~ Surah Hadeed 57:20 

~ ALLAH says that this worldly life is nothing but ‘play’ or amusement. It is nothing but futility, a decoration, a rivalry between man where he competes to acquire Dunya.

~ When a child is little, enjoyment comes from playing with a simple toy. As the child gets older, more advanced toys are sought for pleasure and enjoyment and attention to self-beautification (decoration) is apparent. In adulthood, enjoyment is sought and comes from acquisition of assets and material possessions. The focus and enjoyment comes from investments, properties and amassing wealth. Indeed this world is Nothing but a ‘play’ ground. This entire Dunya is fleeting and will come to an end.

~ ALLAH Ta’aala gives the parable of a farmer who plants and watches crops grow as an example to understand this world. The rain which falls upon the land amazes the farmers who see their crops flourish as a result. After a while, however, the crops wither, become dry and yellow. Later, the crops become like chaff and destroyed. This is exactly how the Dunya is i.e. it will wither and be destroyed … it is not everlasting.

~ A person who becomes a slave of his passions and loses the purpose of his Creation by becoming absorbed, consumed and engrossed in this world, is warned of the Punishment of the Hereafter. One’s attention is therefore drawn to recognize ALLAH, obey His Commands and prepare for the Aakhirah … For him, ALLAH has Promised two things: HIS Maghfirat and Pleasure.

~ The Believers will be enjoying the bounties of Jannah when suddenly a Noor will cover them. When they look up, they will behold THE LORD and MASTER of the Universe ALLAH Azza wa Jal in ALL HIS MAJESTY. This sight will be SO BEAUTIFUL that all other bounties will be forgotten. The Believers in Jannah will then be asked if there is anything they require to which they will reply that there is nothing of which they are short in Jannah. ALLAH Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala will then say that He has one more thing left to give the Jannatis and HE will announce His Eternal Pleasure and Happiness with every Jannati. This is the ultimate Bounty.

~ This Dunya is a prison for the Believer. Believers cannot be consumed by the Dunya else greed sets in and when this occurs then one becomes blind to haq and the commands of ALLAH. It is in such a state of ghaflat that a person engages in anything whatsoever (stealing, interest, gambling, cheating) in order to acquire more. ALLAH does not want this for us.

We are advised to ‘race’ and vie with one another for good deeds and the Mercy of ALLAH. This world is the playground for competing and gathering the maximum Maghfirat of ALLAH and Jannat in the Aakhira.

All Favours and Bounties are from ALLAH and we get them in BOTH Dunya and Aakhirah … All we have to do is NOT LOSE SIGHT OF THE PURPOSE OF OUR CREATION