Showing posts with label Verse 25. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Verse 25. Show all posts

Monday 1 March 2021

Man's Regrets: Would that I had never been given my Record

Our first post on the series of selected verses wherein man is shown expressing his regret of the Day of Resurrection was “Would that I had sent ahead what would be of avail for this life of mine!” Now comes the time when the distribution of personal records takes place, when all humans born since Prophet Adam (peace be upon him) and Eve will be paraded all together and their records of good conduct or misconduct will be presented.

Those with the good conduct sheet with take sigh of relief and will be eager to enter Jannah or Paradise. But those with misconduct sheet will have their eyes drawn down with shame and would lament:

وَاَمَّا مَنۡ اُوۡتِىَ كِتٰبَهٗ بِشِمَالِهٖ  ۙ فَيَقُوۡلُ يٰلَيۡتَنِىۡ لَمۡ اُوۡتَ كِتٰبِيَهۡ​ۚ‏ 
As for him whose Record will be given to him in his left hand, he will exclaim: “Would that I had never been given my Record." (Surah 69. Al-Haqqa:25) 

In Surah Al-Inshiqaq it has been said: And the one whose record is given to him behind his back. Probably it will be like this: As the culprit would already be knowing that he was a culprit, and would be aware of what his record contained, he would dejectedly extend his left hand forward to receive it, and then would immediately hide it behind his back so that no one else saw what he had received.

That is, I should not have been given this record in the Plain of Assembly and thus publicly disgraced before all mankind, but should have been awarded secretly whatever punishment I deserved.

Yusuf Ali Explanation
This is in contrast to the righteous ones who will receive their record in their right hand. Cf. lxix. 19. The righteous are glad when they remember their past: their memory is itself a precious possession. The unjust are in agony when they remember their past. Their memory is itself a grievous punishment.

Muhammad Asad Explanation:
Thus, signifying that he had been unrighteous in his earthly life, in contrast with those "whose record will be placed in their right hand" 
May Allah help us understand Qur'ān and help us to act upon the commandments of Allah contained therein. Aameen.

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  • Towards Understanding the Quran
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  • Muhammad Asad Translation
  • Al-Quran, Yusuf Ali Translation
  • Javed Ahmad Ghamidi / Al Mawrid
  • Verse by Verse Qur'an Study Circle
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