84:11 He will in time pray for utter destruction.
Since the inexorable movement of all that exists from stage to stage or from one condition into another corresponds to a fundamental law evident in all creation, it is unreasonable to assume that man alone should be an exception, and that his onward movement should cease at the moment of his bodily death, not to be followed by a change-over into another state of being.
84:12 But he will enter the blazing flame.
i.e., seeing how consistently it stresses the divine law of unceasing change and progression in all that exists.
84:13 Behold, [in his earthly life] he lived joyfully among people of his own kind.
Namely, their unwillingness to admit their responsibility to a Supreme Being.
84:14 For, Behold, he never thought that he would have to return [to God].
84:15 Yeah, Indeed! His Sustainer did see all that was in him!
84:16 But Nay! I call to witness the sunset’s [fleeting] afterglow…
84:17 And the night, and what it [step by step] unfolds.
84:18 And the moon, as it grows to its fullness.
84:19 [Even thus, O men] are you bound to move, onward from stage to stage.
84:20 What, then, is amiss with them that they will not believe [in a life to come]?
84:21 And [that], when the Qur’an is read unto them, they do not fall down in prostration?
84:22 Nay, but they who are bent on denying the truth give the lie [to this divine writ]!
84:23 Yet God has full knowledge of what they conceal [in their hearts].
84:24 Hence, give them the tiding of grievous suffering [in the life to come].
84:25 Unless it be such [of them] as [repent, and] attain to faith, and do good works, for theirs shall be a reward unending!