Chapter Scripts

Surah Al-Haqqah 69:21-30

69:21 And so he will find himself in a happy state of life. 


The phrase “all that you can see” comprises all the observable phenomena of nature – including the man himself and the organic conditions of his own existence – as well as the configuration of human society and the perceptible rules of its growth and decay in the historical sense; whereas “that which you cannot see” relates to the intangible spiritual verities accessible to man’s intuition and instinct, including the voice of his own conscience: all of which “bears witness”, as it were, to the fact that the light which the divine writ (spoken of in the sequence) casts on innermost realities and  interrelations of all that exists objectively – or, as the case may be, manifests itself subjectively in man’s own psyche – must be an outcome of genuine revelation, inasmuch as it goes far beyond anything that unaided human intellect could ever achieve

69:22 In a lofty Paradise.


i.e., deprived him of all ability to act – the “right hand” symbolizing power.

69:23 With its fruits within easy reach.


Sc., “who believe in [the existence of] that which is beyond the reach of human perception: cf. 2:2-3.

69:24 [And all who are thus blest will be told] “Eat and drink with good cheer in return for all [the good deeds] that you have sent ahead in days gone by!”

69:25 But as for him whose record shall be placed in his left hand, he will exclaim, Oh, would that I had never been shown this my record.

69:26 And neither known this my account!

69:27 Oh, would that this [death of mine] had been the end of me!

69:28 Of no avail to me is all that I have [ever] possessed. 

69:29 [And] all my power of argument has died away from me!”

 69:30 [Thereupon the command will go forth] “Lay hold of him, and shackle him.


The divine scriptures are God’s beacons to the world. Surely God offered His trust to the heavens and the earth, and the hills, but they shrank from bearing it and were afraid of it. And man undertook it.
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