About the Surah
Surah Title : القيامة
English Title : Al-Qiyamah
Order in Al-Mushaf : 75
Number of Verses : 40
Type : makkah
Page Number in Al-Mushaf : From Page 577 To Page 578
بِسۡمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.
وَلَآ أُقۡسِمُ بِٱلنَّفۡسِ ٱللَّوَّامَةِ2 2
I swear by the self-reproaching (i.e. self-accusing) inner self of a person (a believer).
أَيَحۡسَبُ ٱلۡإِنسَٰنُ أَلَّن نَّجۡمَعَ عِظَامَهُۥ3 3
Does man (a disbeliever) think that We shall not assemble his bones?
بَلَىٰ قَٰدِرِينَ عَلَىٰٓ أَن نُّسَوِّيَ بَنَانَهُۥ4 4
Indeed, We would. We are even Able to put the tips of his fingers (with unique finger prints on them) in perfect order.
بَلۡ يُرِيدُ ٱلۡإِنسَٰنُ لِيَفۡجُرَ أَمَامَهُۥ5 5
In fact, man desires to continue committing more and more sins (by denying Resurrection and account-ability).
يَسَۡٔلُ أَيَّانَ يَوۡمُ ٱلۡقِيَٰمَةِ6 6
He asks (mockingly): “When will be the Day of Resurrection?”
وَجُمِعَ ٱلشَّمۡسُ وَٱلۡقَمَرُ9 9
And the sun and the moon will be joined together (as in Bukhari Vol. 4 No. 422).
إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ يَوۡمَئِذٍ ٱلۡمُسۡتَقَرُّ12 12
On that Day, the only place to rest will be to (meet) your Creator.
يُنَبَّؤُاْ ٱلۡإِنسَٰنُ يَوۡمَئِذِۢ بِمَا قَدَّمَ وَأَخَّرَ13 13
On that Day, man will be informed of all his deeds which he sent forward or left behind (as an example for others). (Also see Surah Al-Kahf:49).
بَلِ ٱلۡإِنسَٰنُ عَلَىٰ نَفۡسِهِۦ بَصِيرَةٞ14 14
In fact, man will be a witness against himself (as his hands, legs etc. will speak against him).
وَلَوۡ أَلۡقَىٰ مَعَاذِيرَهُۥ15 15
Even though he may put forth many excuses (to justify his evil deeds).
لَا تُحَرِّكۡ بِهِۦ لِسَانَكَ لِتَعۡجَلَ بِهِۦٓ16 16
[O Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him)!] Don’t move your tongue quickly (to memorize the Quran in a hurry).(Also see Surah Ta Ha:114).
إِنَّ عَلَيۡنَا جَمۡعَهُۥ وَقُرۡءَانَهُۥ17 17
Indeed, it is Our responsibility to keep it (in your heart) and enable you to recite it (i.e. the Quran) too.
فَإِذَا قَرَأۡنَٰهُ فَٱتَّبِعۡ قُرۡءَانَهُۥ18 18
When We recite the Quran [through Jibrael ( ) ] to you, then follow the recitation (with full concentration).
ثُمَّ إِنَّ عَلَيۡنَا بَيَانَهُۥ19 19
Then, indeed, it is also Our responsibility to give its explanation (i.e. to explain the lawful and unlawful etc).
كَلَّا بَلۡ تُحِبُّونَ ٱلۡعَاجِلَةَ20 20
Not at all. In fact, you love (the worldly life for) quick reward.
كَلَّآ إِذَا بَلَغَتِ ٱلتَّرَاقِيَ26 26
Not at all. When the soul reaches the collar bones (i.e. when death is about to occur).
وَظَنَّ أَنَّهُ ٱلۡفِرَاقُ28 28
And (the dying person) realizes that it is time to leave (this world).
وَٱلۡتَفَّتِ ٱلسَّاقُ بِٱلسَّاقِ29 29
And one shank will be entangled with another shank (or there is hardship after hardship – Fath al-Qadeer).
فَلَا صَدَّقَ وَلَا صَلَّىٰ31 31
So he (the disbeliever) did not believe [in Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) and the Quran]. Nor did he offer Salat.
وَلَٰكِن كَذَّبَ وَتَوَلَّىٰ32 32
Rather, he denied [the Quran and the Messenger Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him)] and turned away (from the truth).
ثُمَّ ذَهَبَ إِلَىٰٓ أَهۡلِهِۦ يَتَمَطَّىٰٓ33 33
Then he went to his family with arrogance and self admiration
أَيَحۡسَبُ ٱلۡإِنسَٰنُ أَن يُتۡرَكَ سُدًى36 36
Does man think that he will be left without any questioning (i.e. without any accountability, or without resurrection)?
ثُمَّ كَانَ عَلَقَةٗ فَخَلَقَ فَسَوَّىٰ38 38
Then he became a clot. Then He created him and fashioned (his organs) in due proportion.
فَجَعَلَ مِنۡهُ ٱلزَّوۡجَيۡنِ ٱلذَّكَرَ وَٱلۡأُنثَىٰٓ39 39
And made from it two sexes, male and female