Monday 30 November 2020

None shall have power to argue with Him [on Day of Resurrection]

The Day of Resurrection will happen one day whether many may not believe in its taking place. There are many who dispel the idea of the day when they will be presented before the Creator of the Universe and made to be answerable for their deeds in their earthly world. They believe that once they die and become dust, that is the end of their lives, so they can live a luxurious life and enjoy as much possible for what they have. Yet there are others, who do believe in the day to happening but think that their worldly gods and deities will protect them from any accountability and they will still have happy living in the life of hereafter. 

But would it be so? Would our false deities will be able to protect us from the Divine Accountability? Would they be able to intercede for us and have us absolved of our wrong doings? Well the answer is a bog NOT. Read what Allah says in the 37th verse / ayat of Surah. 78 An Naba:

رَّبِّ السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالۡاَرۡضِ وَمَا بَيۡنَهُمَا الرَّحۡمٰنِ​ لَا يَمۡلِكُوۡنَ مِنۡهُ خِطَابًا​ ۚ‏ 
( 37 )   [From] the Lord of the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them, the Most Merciful. None shall have power to argue with Him.

That is, the court of Allah Almighty will be so awe inspiring that no one, whether belonging to the earth or to the heavens, will dare open his mouth of his own will before Allah, nor interfere in the court's work and proceedings.

Tafsir Ibn Kathir:
Allah informs of His magnificence and His majesty, and that He is the Lord of the heavens and the earth, and whatever is in them and between them. He explains that He is the Most Gracious, Whose mercy covers all things. 

Then He says, (With Whom they cannot dare to speak.) meaning, no one is able to begin addressing Him except by His permission.

This is as Allah says, (Who is he that can intercede with Him except with His permission) (2:255) It is also similar to His statement, (On the Day when it comes, no person shall speak except by His leave.) (11:105)

Yusuf Ali Explanation:
No one has the right or the power to argue with Allah about the Gifts which He may bestow on His devotees beyond their deserts, (verse 36 above) or about the Penalty which His justice may inflict for sin or wrong-doing. He is high above all Creation. But He is also Most Gracious. Therefore He may permit special Dignitaries, of honour in His eyes, to plead for sinners, but they will only plead in truth and righteousness: see verse 38 below.

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi Explanation:
These words caution and prod those who were wrongly infatuated by the notion that their deities will be able to cajole and convince the Almighty to grant them whatever they wish. The Arabs would specially worship the angels thinking them to be daughters of God and ascribed the above belief to them. The verse states that this is a baseless wish. No one there will have the authority to speak except if the God Almighty permits him.
May Allah help us understand Qur'ān and help us to act upon the commandments of Allah contained therein. Aameen.

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Reading the Qur'ān should be a daily obligation of a Muslim - Reading it with translation will make it meaningful. But reading its Exegesis / Tafsir will make you understand it fully.

An effort has been made to gather explanation / exegesis of the surahs of the Qur'ān from authentic sources and then present a least possible condensed explanation of the surah. In that:
  • The plain translation has been taken from the Qur'ān officially published by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. [1]
  • The exegesis of the chapters of the Quran is mainly based on the "Tafhim al-Qur'an - The Meaning of the Qur'an" by one of the most enlightened scholars of the Muslim World Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi. [2]  
In order to augment and add more explanation as already provided by [2], additional input has been interjected from following sources: 
  • Towards Understanding the Quran
  • Tafsir Ibn Khatir
  • Muhammad Asad Translation
  • Javed Ahmad Ghamidi / Al Mawrid
  • Al-Quran, Yusuf Ali Translation
  • Verse by Verse Qur'an Study Circle
In addition the references of  other sources which have been explored have also been given above. Those desirous of detailed explanations and tafsir (exegesis), may refer to these sites.

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