Watch Dr Musharraf Hussain sharing his thoughts and analysis of Surat Al Infitar. This is an early Makkan surat. Its central theme is self-deception that turns a person away from Allah. After taking the oaths of the events leading to Judgement Day, a question is gently asked: “people, what deceived and misled you from your generous Lord?” (6). The qualities of the Lord Who created are recalled to prick the conscience. Humanity is warned: you are monitored by the Angels who record your every move. On Judgement Day, all will give an account.
In the name of Allah, the Kind, the Caring
Why are you deceived?
1 When the sky is cleaved, 2 when the stars are scattered, 3 when the oceans surge and merge, 4 when the graves are turned inside out – 5 that Day, every person will know what it did and what it failed to do. 6 People, what deceived you from your generous Lord? 7 He created you, assigned you a provision, and perfected you 8 with a beautifully-shaped physical appearance as He pleased. 9 Yet, you still deny the Judgement. 10 The guardians standing over you are 11 the noble scribes, 12 who know what you do.
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