#35. Surat Al Takwir – The Shrouding


Watch Dr Musharraf Hussain sharing his thoughts and analysis of Surat Al Takwir. The central theme of this early Makkan surat is the truthfulness of the Majestic Quran and the validity of its teachings. It opens with twelve oaths, each signifying one of the cataclysmic events prior to the Day of Resurrection. In the second section, another set of oaths about the time of celestial bodies is presented. The Quran is keen to stress the truthfulness of the Messenger ﷺ and the source of his message, so it describes the power, authority and reliability of the Angel Jibreel responsible for bringing the Divine Message. Finally, it challenges its audience with this verse: “So where are you going?” (26).

 

Translation

In the name of Allah, the Kind, the Caring

The occurrence of overwhelming events before Judgement Day

1 When the sun is shrouded, 2 when the stars are dimmed, 3 when the mountains are moved, 4 when pregnant camels are left untended, 5 when wild beasts are gathered, 6 when the seas boil, 7 when the souls are paired, 8 when the baby girl buried alive is asked 9 for which crime she was murdered, 10 when the scrolls of deeds are unrolled, 11 and when a layer of the sky is peeled, 12 when Hell is set ablaze, 13 when Paradise is brought near 14 then everyone will know what they achieved or failed to achieve in life.

 

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