Chapter Scripts

Surah Qaf 50:31-45

50:31 And [on that Day] paradise will be brought within the sight of the God-conscious, and will no longer be far away, [and they will be told].

Explanation

Le., “remember His almightiness at all times of day”.

50:32 “This is what you were promised – [promised] unto everyone who was wont to turn unto God and to keep Him always in mind. 

Explanation

Lit., “at the ends (adbar) of prostration”.

50:33 [Everyone] who stood in awe of the Most Gracious although He is beyond the reach of human perception, and who has come [unto Him] with a heart full of contrition.

Explanation

Lit., “from a place nearby” – i.e., from within man himself: an echo of verse 15, “We are closer to him than his neck-vein”. The “call” spoken of here is evidently the call of death, for which man should always be prepared.

50:34 Enter this [paradise] in peace, this is the Day on which life abiding begins!”

50:35 In that [paradise] they shall have whatever they may desire – but there is yet more with Us.

50:36 And how many a generation have We destroyed before those [who now deny the truth]- people of greater might than theirs, but [when Our chastisement befell them] they became wanderers on the face of the earth, seeking no more than a place of refuge.

50:37 In this, behold, there is indeed a reminder for everyone whose heart is wide-awake – that is, [everyone who] lends ear with a conscious mind. 

50:38 And [who knows that] We have indeed created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them in six aeons, and [that] no weariness could ever touch Us.

50:39 Hence, [O believe] bear thou with patience whatever they may say, and extol thy Sustainer’s limitless glory and praise before the rising of the sun and before its setting.

50:40 And in the night, too, extol His glory, and at every prayer’s end.

50:41And [always] listen for the day when He who issues the call [of death] shall call [thee] from closeby.

50:42 [And bethink thyself, too, of] the Day on which all [human beings] will in truth hear the final blast – that Day of [their] coming-forth [from death].

50:43 Verily, it is We who grant life and deal death, and with Us will be all journeys’ end. 

50:44 On the Day when the earth is riven asunder all around them as they hasten forth [towards God’s judgment], that gathering will be easy for Us [to encompass].

50:45 Fully aware are We of what they [who deny resurrection] do say, and thou canst by no means force them [to believe in it]. Yet none the less, remind, through this Qur’an, all such as may fear My warning.

President

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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