Quranic Inspiration 393

Quranic Inspiration 393

When we have died and become dust and bones, are we indeed to be resurrected?


And our forefathers [as well]?”


Say (O Muhammad SAW): “Yes, and you shall then be humiliated.”


It will be a single Zajrah [shout (i.e. the second blowing of the Trumpet)], and behold, they will be staring!

Chapter 37 Aş-Şāffāt : Verses 16-19

Explanatory Notes:

The Certainty of Life after Death

Allah says: `Ask these people, those who deny the resurrection, which is harder to create Are they more difficult to create or the heavens, the earth, the angels, devils, the mighty creatures — everything in between them’ Ibn Mas`ud said that they admitted that these things were harder to create than they were. If this is the case, then why do they deny the resurrection, when they see things that are greater than that which they deny As Allah says:

(The creation of the heavens and the earth is indeed greater than the creation of mankind; yet, most of mankind know not) (40:57) Then Allah explains that they were created from something weak, as He says:

(Verily, We created them of a sticky clay.) Mujahid, Sa`id bin Jubayr and Ad-Dahhak said, “This is the useful kind of mud which sticks to itself.” Ibn `Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, and `Ikrimah said, “It is sticky and useful.” Qatadah said, “It is that which sticks to the hand.”

(When we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we (then) verily be resurrected And also our fathers of old) They thought that this was unlikely to happen, and they did not believe it.

(Say: “Yes, and you shall then be humiliated”.) means, `tell them, O Muhammad: Yes, you will be raised up on the Day of Resurrection, after you have become dust and bones, and you will be humiliated,’ i.e., put to shame before His great might. This is like the Ayat:

(And all shall come to Him, humbled) (27:87), and

(Verily, those who scorn My worship, they will surely enter Hell in humiliation!) (40:60) Then Allah says:

(It will be a single Zajrah, and behold, they will be staring!) means, it will be a single command from Allah, He will call them once to come forth from the earth, then they will be standing before Him, staring at the horrors of the Day of Resurrection. And Allah knows best.

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