Al Waqiah

IQRA Quran Memorization Program Cary Masjid – NC
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Shakil Ahmed

Surah 56 The Great Event

Surah Al-Waqiah
Short Summary The name Al-Waqiah means The Inevitable Event and refers to the Day of Judgment. It was revealed in the 5th year of Prophethood. The Surah starts with a description of the event of the Day of Judgment.
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The earth will shake with a terrible magnitude, and the mountains will crumble into scattered dust. People will be divided into three groups: o The blessed people on the right, who will have their Record in the right hand. They will in Paradise – around them will be Lote trees, clusters of bananas, extended thick shades, constantly flowing water, abundant fruits. They will be reclining on high raised couches. Their wives will be special creations, made virgin, equal in age. The cursed people on the left, who will have their Record in the left hand. They will be in Hell – in midst of scorching winds, boiling water, and shade of pitchdark smoke. They will eat from the Zaqqum tree and drink boiling water. The foremost people, most of them are believers from early generation, and some from the Prophet’s generation – they will be the first to enter Paradise and will be close to AllahSWT. They will have jeweled couches, reclining on them facing each other. They will be served by eternal youths with cups, jugs, and glasses of pure wine, which will not be intoxicating nor causing headache. They will eat fruits and fowl of their choice, and Hoors with beautiful big eyes as lovely as well guarded pearls.



AllahSWT has described these events for people to accept invitation to Islam from the Messenger SAW through Quran – which AllahSWT says:
I swear by the setting of the stars, and it is a mighty oath if you knew it, that this is indeed an honorable Qur’an, inscribed in a well guarded Book, which none can touch except the purified ones, and it is a revelation from the Lord of the worlds.

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"The mercy of my Lord.Surah 56 The Great Event The Blessings of Surah Al-Waqiah 1." ." He inquired. "I have no need of it. "My sins. "What do you desire?" He replied. Prophet MohammadSAW said: “Surah al Waqiah is the Surrah of Wealth. "Shall I give order for your payment to be given. you withheld it from me during my lifetime and at my death you are giving it to me." He replied. Prophet MohammadSAW said:”Whoever recites Surrah al Waqiah at night would never encounter poverty. He asked." Ibn Mas’oodRA said. so recite it and teach it to your children. "What illness do you have?" Ibn Mas’oodRA replied. I have instructed them to recite every night Surah Waqi’ah for I have heard Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam say." UthmanRA said. UthmanRA once went to Ibn Mas’oodRA paying him a visit in his sickness in which he passed away. poverty will never afflict him." He asked.3 - . "Do you fear poverty over my daughters. ‘He who recites Surah Waqi’ah every night. "It is a doctor that has made me sick. "After you it will remain for your daughters. "Shall we not call someone to bring a doctor for you?" Ibn Mas’oodRA replied.”' 2." UthmanRA asked again.” 3.

Wa bus~satil jibaalu bas~sa. Was~saabiqoo~nas saabiqoon And those foremost ( who embraced Islam on the first call. 5. Foremost in Faith. 3. SECTION 1 1. Many who were high and mighty in this life will be brought low for their sins. as they will be in the outer world. is nearest to Allah. Khaa~fidatur raafiah. No one can then be deceived or entertain false notions about it. There could be no denying of its occurrence. Verses 8.) will be foremost (in Paradise). such as the great prophets and teachers of mankind. The Event Inevitable is the Hour of Judgment. will also take precedence in the Hereafter. Who will be those on the Right Hand? 9. the Companions of the Left Hand (Ashab-ul-mash-ama). 3. whose Records would be in their right hands). (2) Those who are the first in time-the quickest and readiest-to accept Allah's Message-will have the first place in the Kingdom of Heaven.e. Lai~sa liwaq~’atihaa kaazibah.) 10. whose Records would be in their left hands). 9 and 10 mention the three main categories or classifications after Judgment. 11. suddenly upon them. Iza ruj~jatil ardu raj~ja. and the righteous people.e.). it will come with such tremendous reality that it will be burnt deep into the experience of every soul. Who will be those on the Left Hand? 10. Fakaanat habaa~ am mum~bats~sa. as it will come. And there will be those in agony. This category. Iza waqa’atil waaqiah When the Event (i.e. So those on the Right Hand (i. 2.4 - .) 4. . People may doubt now whether it will come. When the earth will be shaken with convulsion. The old landmarks will be lost in the inner world. Fa as~haabul mai~manati maa as~haabul mai~manah. the Day of Resurrection) occurs. and both are implied (1) Those who have reached the highest degree in spiritual understanding. and many who were lowly but virtuous will be exalted to various ranks and degrees. Wa as~ haabul mash~amati maa as~haabul mash~amah And those on the Left Hand (i. And you (all) will be in three kinds (separate groups). But when it comes. 1. It will bring down (some) and raise up (others. And the mountains will be powdered to dust. 8. the Most Gracious the Most Merciful. Ulaa~ikal muqar rabuoon These will be those nearest to Allah. called the Companions of the Right Hand (Ashab-ul-maimana. Wa kun~tum az~waajan tsala~tsah. Foremost (in Faith)": there are two meanings. Among the Good there will be the exalted class. There will be three main classes. those nearest to Allah (muqarrabun). 6. There will be a sorting out of Good and Evil. So that they will become floating dust particles 7.Surah 56 The Great Event SURAH Al-Waqiah Bis~mil~lahir Rah~maanir Raheem (I start) in the name of Allah.

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15. 25. Ka~am~saalil lu’ lu il mak~noon The likenesses of well-protected pearls. Wa qalee~lum minal aakhireen And a few of the later peoples. They will not hear evil vain talk therein. Wa faaki~hatim mim~ma yata~khay~yaroon And fruit of what (ever) they choose 21. Il~la qeelan salaaman salaamaa.). But they will not be separated. 16. They will be facing each other. 26. Wa lah~mi tai~rim mim~ ma yash~tahoon And the flesh of fowls that they desire. 22. nor any sinful speech (like backbiting. Be ak~waabinw wa abaareeqa wa kasim~ mim ma’een With goblets. . he and the great Teachers under his Dispensation will be comparatively fewer in number. each isolated in his own corner. For they are all one. Mut~ taki~eena ‘alay~ha muta~qaabileen Reclining on them. except only the greetings of “Peace be upon you! Peace be upon you!” 13. pitchers and a cup (of wine) from a flowing spring – 19. Alaa sururim mau~dunah (Sitting) on thrones woven (with ornament). and their mutual society will be part of their Bliss. Fee jan~naatin na~eem In the Gardens of delight (Paradise). “the former” also has another meaning as those who were quick in adopting the teachings of the Prophets. Yatoofu ‘alay~him wil~danum~mukhal~ladoon There will wait on them young boys with eternal youth 18. nor will they be intoxicated 20. 13. (beautiful) eyes 23. 14. As he was the last of the Prophets. La yas~ma’oona feeha lagh~wanw wa la ta’seema. Jazaa~ am bimaa kaanu ya’maloon. Sul~latum minal aw~waleen A (large) company of the former people. facing each other. Wa hoo~run ‘een And (for them are) hour (fair women) with large.6 - . 24. 16. etc. 17. As reward for what (good deeds) they used to do.Surah 56 The Great Event 12. Of great Prophets and Teachers there were many before the time of the holy Prophet MuhammadSAW. La yusad da’oona ‘an~ha walaa yun~zifoon No headache will they have therefrom.

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Wa sul~ latum minal aakhireen And a multitude of those (on the Right Hand) will be from the later times (generations). Wa maa im~mas~koob And constantly flowing water 32. . 30. raised high 35. Wa faakihatin katsee~rah And fruit.Surah 56 The Great Event 27. abundant (and varied). Fee sid~rim makh~dood (They will be) among thornless lote-trees. Who will be the companions of the Right? 28. ‘Uruban at~raaba Loving and devoted (their husbands only). Sul~latum minal aw~waleen A multitude of those (on the Right Hand) will be from the first generation (who embraced Islam). The pronoun in Arabic is in the feminine gender. with the question of time and age eliminated. inspiring and inspired by love. 40. SECTION 2 39. Wa tal~him man~dood Among banana-trees with fruits piled one above another. In~ naa an~sha’~naahun~na in~shaa Indeed! We have created (their Companions) of special creation. Wa furushim mar~fu’aah And on couches or thrones. Wa as~haabul yameeni maa as~haabul yameen And those on the Right Hand. belonging to all the ages of the world. and beauty. 37. La maq~tu’atinw wa la mam~nu’aah Neither limited (quantity or to season) nor forbidden. 38. equal in age. Lee as~haabil yameen For those of the Right Hand. Faja'al~na hun~na ab~kaaraa And made them virgins.8 - . 33. 36. 36. 39. 34. 29. of virginal purity. grace. This class of the righteous will be a large company in Heaven. It is made clear that these maidens for heavenly society will be of special creation. Wa zil~lim mam~dood And extended thick shades 31.

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La baaridinw wa la kareem Neither cool nor beneficial. Sum~ma in~nakum ay~yuhad daal~loonal mukaz~ziboon Then indeed you. Famaali’oona min~hal butoon And filling with it your bellies 54. shall we then indeed be resurrected? 48. And the companions of the left – who will be the companions of the left? 42. Qul in~nal aw~waleena wal aakhireen Say (O MuhammadSAW): "(Yes) verily. La aakiloona min shajarim min zaq~qoom Will be eating from trees of zaqqum 53. In~nahum kaanu qab~la zaalika mut~rafeen Indeed they were. The fierce Blast of Fire and the Boiling Water are in contrast to the happy Lote-tree and the flowers and fruits .Surah 56 The Great Event 41. those of former. Lamaj~moo’oona ilaa meeqaati yau~mim ma’loom "All will surely be gathered together for appointed Meeting of a known Day. 51. 50. Haaza nuzuluhum yau~mad deen That will be their entertainment on the Day of Recompense! 42. 56. Notice the parallelism in the contrast between those in Bliss and those in Misery. 45.10 - . Wa kaanu yaqoo~loona a iza mit~na wa kun~na turaabanw wa ‘izaaman a in~na lamab~’oo~tsoon And they used to say: "When we die and become dust and bones. Wa zil~lim mee~yah~moom And a shade of black smoke. and those of later times. The description in each case pursues the i dea of contrast. 52. Awa aabaa unal aw~waloon "And also our forefathers?" 49. Fa~shaariboona alaihi minal hameem And drinking on top of it from scalding water 55. 44. before that. Wa kaanu yusir~roona ‘alal hin~sil ‘azeem And they were persisting in great sin 47. Fa~shaariboona shur~bal heem And will drink as the drinking of thirsty camels. Wa as~haabush~shimali. (indulging in) affluence 46. maa as~haabush shimaal. Fee samoo~minw wa hameem (They will be) in scorching fire and scalding water 43. O those astray (who are) the deniers.

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Bal nah~nu mah~ru~moon Indeed. and We are not to be outdone 61. it is Allah's processes in nature. we have been deprived (of fruits of our labor. so He has decreed that Death should be the common lot of all of us. we are (now) in debt. Three examples are given: (1) the seed which we sow in the soil. why should we refuse to believe that He can give us other forms when this life is over? The Future Life.12 - . 63. Surely. it is Allah's processes in nature. 66. Afara ai~tum maa tah~rutsoon And have you seen that (seed) which you sow? 64. A ‘an~tum taz~ra’oo~nahoo am nah~nuz zaari’oon Is it you who makes it grow. Having appealed to our own nature within us. watering. The cultivator contracts debts for seed and gives labor for ploughing. 67. then why don’t you testify the truth? 58. Wa laqad alim~tumun~nash~atal oolaa falau la tazak~karoon And you have already known the first creation. 62. Nah~nu khalaq~naakum falau la tusad~diqoon We created you. A an~tum takh~luqoo~nahoo am nah~nul khaaliqoon Is it you who creates it. ‘Alaa an nubad~dila am~saalakum wa nun~shi~akum fee maa la ta’lamoon In that We will change your likenesses and produce you in that (form) which you do not know. Just as Allah has created this life that we see. and you would remain in wonder. as we see it. so will you not remember? 63.)" 60.Surah 56 The Great Event 57. Lau nashaa oo lajaal~na hu hutaaman fazal~tum tafak~kahoon If We willed. Afara aitum ma tum~noon Have you seen the (human semen) that you emit? 59. if He can thus give life and death. which make it grow. 66. is to be on a wholly different plane. We could make it (dry) debris. or are We the Creator? 60. In~na lamugh~ramoon (Saying). and distribute it through springs and rivers: (3) the fire which we strike. Nah~nu qad~dar~na bai~nakumul mau~ta wa maa nah~nu bimas~boo~qeen We have decreed death among you. in the hope of reaping a harvest. it is again a proof of Allah's Plan and Wisdom in nature. Should he not give thanks to Allah when his harvest is in? . and weeding. or are We the Grower? 65. and (2) of its being due to causes other than those which we produce and control. that send it down from the clouds as rain. He appeals now to the external nature around us. "Indeed. which should be evidence to us (1) of His loving care for us. though indicated by what we know now. (2) the water which we drink. sowing.

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We could make it bitter. Nah~nu ja’al~naaha taz~kiratanw wa ma taa’al lil~muq~ween We have made it a reminder and provision for the travelers. In nearly all the fire that we burn. 70. constantly mingling. the fuel is derived from the wood of trees. or is it We who bring it down? 70. Lighthouses at sea and becons in modem aerodromes serve the same purpos e for mariners and airmen. A fire in a desert is a sign of human habitation. Fasab~bih bis~mi Rab~bikal Azeem So exalt the name of your Lord. and the clouds by condensation pouring forth rain to feed the streams and rivers again 72. by following it you may get human society and human comfort. The wonder of the two streams of water. A fire. is referr ed to more than once. Lau nashaa~u ja’al~naahu ujaajan falau la tash~kuroon If We willed. or are We the producer? 73.Surah 56 The Great Event 68. .14 - . the ocean sending forth mists and steam through a process of evaporation which forms clouds. Afara ai~tumun naaral latee tu~roon And have you seen the fire that you ignite? 72. and yet always separate. 73. the Most Great. or light. The never-ending circuit is established by streams and rivers mingling with the ocean. The relation of Fire to Trees is intimate. A an~tum an~sha’tum shajaratahaa am nah~nul mun~shi~oon Is it you who produced its tree. one sweet and the other salt. 74. so why are you not grateful? 71. or beacon in many places directs a traveller or the way. A an~tum an~zal~tumoo~hu minal muz~ni am nah~nul mun~ziloon Is it you who brought it down from the clouds. Even mineral coal is nothing but the wood of prehistoric forests petrified under the earth through geological ages. Afara ai~tumul maaa al~lazee tash~raboon And have you seen the water that you drink? 69.

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Surah 56 The Great Event 75. Maknoon. Falaa uq~simu bimawaaqi’in nujoom Then I swear by the setting of the stars. and well. intention. (3) None but the clean shall touch it. it is a great oath – if you only knew it. that it confers great favors on those who receive it. 76.16 - . it is the noble Qur'an 78. (1) It is most honorable. 79. 80. 81. (4) It is a Revelation from the Lord of the Worlds. mind. (2) It is well-guarded. The worst indictment of an enemy of Revelation would be that he should make Falsehood a source of filthy business for himself. 82. Fee kitaabim mak~noon In a Register well-protected. 77. In~ nahoo laqur~aanun kareem Indeed. besides the fact that it is worthy of receiving honor. It is a Revelation described by four characterist ics. La yamas~ suhoo il~lal mutah~haroon No one can touch it except the purified. and soul. dean in body.preserved in its purity. precious in itself. thought. Wa taj~aloona riz~qakum an~nakum tukaz~ziboon and have made it your livelihood that you should declare it false? 77. which implies. or that he should let his precious life be corrupted by such unholy occupation. . Kareem. Tanzeelum mir Rab~bil ‘aalameen (It is) a revelation from the Lord of the worlds. only such can achieve real contact with its full meaning. Wa in~nahoo laqasamul lau ta’lamoona Azeem And indeed. 82. Afa~bihaazal hadee~si an~tum mud~hinoon Then is it to this scripture that you are indifferent. Your attention is drawn to the momentous issues of the Future by the Quran. and therefore universal for all.

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94. Then (for him is) rest and bounty and a garden of pleasure. when you will have to be judged by your deeds in this life. Both are in Gardens of Bliss. Falau la in kun~tum ghai~ra madineen Then why do you not. only the former have a higher Dignity than the latter. relatives. Wa am~ma in kana minal mukaz~zibinad~dal~leen. 84." 92. 93. Farau~hunw wa rai~haanunw wa jan~natu na~eem. if you are not to be recompensed.18 - . Here we learn that it is also addressed to the Companions of the Right Hand. Wa nah~nu aq~rabu ilai~hi min~kum wa laakil la tub~siroon. Fa a~maa in kaana minal muqar~rabeen And if the deceased was of those brought near to Allah. but Al lah is nearer still at all times for He is nearer than the man's own jugular vein. the Most Great. Now we have the conclusion of the same argument from Allah's revelation through His inspired Messengers. . Tar~ji’u~nahaa in kun~tum saadiqeen Bring it back. And Our angels are nearer to him than you. how is it you cannot call back a dying man's soul to his body when all of you congregate round him at his death-bed? But you are not independent of Judgment. 90. In Ayah 26 above the salutation of "Peace. Fa~nuzulum min hameem Then (for him is) accommodation of scalding water. Fasab~bih bis~mi Rab~bikal ‘Azeem So exalt the name of your Lord. 87. 'If you disbelieve in Revelation and a future Judgment. "Peace for you. 84. There is a Day of Account. The sentence may now be briefly paraphrased. Wa am~maa in kaana min as~haabil yameen And if he was of the companions of the right. alau la izaa balaghatil hul~qoom Then why. 89. Peace!" is addressed to those Nearest to Allah. 96. (you are) from the companions of the right. Wa tas~liyatu jaheem And burning in Hellfire 95. In~na haaza lahuwa haq~qul yaqeen Indeed.Surah 56 The Great Event 83. 91. 87.' 91. The dying man's friends. when the soul at death reaches the throat. 96. and companions may be sitting round him and quite close to him in his last moments. and one of Allah's own titles is "Ever Near". if you should be truthful? 88. and claim to do what you like and be independent of Allah. Wa an~tum hee~na’izin tan~zhuroon And you are at that time looking on – 85. But if he was of the deniers (who were) astray. In Ayah 74 above: That was the conclusion of the argument about the Future from the examples of Allah's goodness in nature. but you do not see – 86. this is the true certainty. Fa~salaamul laka min as~haabil yameen Then (the angels will say).

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Read all the Ayah memorized in the morning and note the proper Tajweed in reading it. The following is a recommended way which Hafiz Amir Qasmi found effective in memorizing the Quran. Various people have adopted different ways to memorize Quran successfully. 8. At Night 7. Continue the process until your goal for the day is achieved.) 9.20 - . Take one Ayah and read it several times and note the proper Tajweed in reading it. recite it from the memory several times (at least 10 times. 2. Do not be disheartend – remain steadfast and AllahSWT will help you. Then memorize it to heart and repeat it several times (at least 15 times) Take the next Ayah and repeat steps 2&3 for it.Surah 56 The Great Event A Methodology to Memorize the Quran There is no single way to follow in memorizing the Quran. 4. Start the memorization in the morning. Insha Allah! . In the Morning 1. Then. Then take the two Ayah just memorized and repeat it several times (at least 15 times) 6. 5. 3.

He is Al-Ghafoor (All Forgiving). We should be ever grateful to AllahSWT for the bounties He has provided it. No one can help you against AllahSWT 3. and Al-Khabeer (Knows everything. And we mush remember that AllahSWT has Al-Aziz (all Powerful). 6.) . The Kingdom of the universe belongs to Allah 2.Surah 56 The Great Event AllahSWT’s Guidance in Surah Al-Mulk 1. Al-Lateef (Knower of even subtle things). No one can provide you sustenance besides AllahSWT 4.21 - . On the Day of Judgment. No one can save you from the punishment of AllahSWT 5. the sinners will wish that they had listened to the message of AllahSWT that the Prophet MuhammadSAW and other Messengers brought to them. 7.

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