سورة يس   

Surah Name: Ya-Seen Meaning: Ya Seen

  • Revealed at Makkah
  • Total Number of Rukū / Sections 5
  • Total Number of Āyāt / Parts 83
  • Sūrah / Chapter number 36
  • Rukū / Section 4 contains Āyāt / Parts 17
  • Siparah / Volume 22 & 23


وَنُفِخَ فِي الصُّورِ فَإِذَا هُم مِّنَ الْأَجْدَاثِ إِلَى رَبِّهِمْ يَنسِلُونَ

Wanufikha fee a(l)ssoori faitha hum mina alajdathi ila rabbihim yansiloon(a)

And the Trumpet will be blown, and lo! From their tombs they shall be hastening to their Rabb-SWT .


قَالُوا يَا وَيْلَنَا مَن بَعَثَنَا مِن مَّرْقَدِنَا هَذَا مَا وَعَدَ الرَّحْمَنُ وَصَدَقَ الْمُرْسَلُونَ

Qaloo ya waylana man baAAathana min marqadina hatha ma waAAada a(l)rrahmanu wasadaqa almursaloon(a)

They will say: Ah woe to us! Who has roused us from our sleeping place? This is what the Compassionate-SWT had promised, and truly spoke the sent ones.


إِن كَانَتْ إِلَّا صَيْحَةً وَاحِدَةً فَإِذَا هُمْ جَمِيعٌ لَّدَيْنَا مُحْضَرُونَ

In kanat illa sayhatan wahidatan faitha hum jameeAAun ladayna muhdaroon(a)

It shall be but one Shout; and lo! They shall all be brought together before Us-SWT .


فَالْيَوْمَ لَا تُظْلَمُ نَفْسٌ شَيْئًا وَلَا تُجْزَوْنَ إِلَّا مَا كُنتُمْ تَعْمَلُونَ

Fa(a)lyawma la tuthlamu nafsun shayan wala tujzawna illa ma kuntum taAAmaloon(a)

Today no soul shall be wronged at all; now shall you be requited but for what you have been doing.


إِنَّ أَصْحَابَ الْجَنَّةِ الْيَوْمَ فِي شُغُلٍ فَاكِهُونَ

Inna ashaba aljannati alyawma fee shughulin fakihoon(a)

Verily the dwellers of the garden, today shall be happily employed.


هُمْ وَأَزْوَاجُهُمْ فِي ظِلَالٍ عَلَى الْأَرَائِكِ مُتَّكِؤُونَ

Hum waazwajuhum fee thilalin AAala alaraiki muttakioon(a)

They and their mates shall be reclining on couches in shade.


لَهُمْ فِيهَا فَاكِهَةٌ وَلَهُم مَّا يَدَّعُونَ

Lahum feeha fakihatun walahum ma yaddaAAoon(a)

Theirs shall be fruit therein, and theirs shall be whatsoever they ask for.


سَلَامٌ قَوْلًا مِن رَّبٍّ رَّحِيمٍ

Salamun qawlan min rabbin raheem(in)

Peace shall be the word from the Rabb-SWT Merciful.


وَامْتَازُوا الْيَوْمَ أَيُّهَا الْمُجْرِمُونَ

Wa(i)mtazoo alyawma ayyuha almujrimoon(a)

And separate yourselves, this Day, O you culprits!


أَلَمْ أَعْهَدْ إِلَيْكُمْ يَا بَنِي آدَمَ أَن لَّا تَعْبُدُوا الشَّيْطَانَ إِنَّهُ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ مُّبِينٌ

Alam aAAhad ilaykum ya banee adama an la taAAbudoo a(l)shshaytana innahu lakum AAaduwwun mubeen(un)

Children of Aadam-AS! Did I not enjoin you, that you shall not serve Satan; verily he is your manifest foe?


وَأَنْ اعْبُدُونِي هَذَا صِرَاطٌ مُّسْتَقِيمٌ

Waani oAAbudoonee hatha siratun mustaqeem(un)

And that, you shall worship Me-SWT ! This is the straight path.


وَلَقَدْ أَضَلَّ مِنكُمْ جِبِلًّا كَثِيرًا أَفَلَمْ تَكُونُوا تَعْقِلُونَ

Walaqad adalla minkum jibillan katheeran afalam takoonoo taAAqiloon(a)

And yet he has assuredly led astray a great multitude of you. Why do you not reflect?


هَذِهِ جَهَنَّمُ الَّتِي كُنتُمْ تُوعَدُونَ

Hathihi jahannamu allatee kuntum tooAAadoon(a)

Over there is Hell, which you were promised.


إِصْلَوْهَا الْيَوْمَ بِمَا كُنتُمْ تَكْفُرُونَ

Islawha alyawma bima kuntum takfuroon(a)

Roast therein Today for that you have been disbelieving.


الْيَوْمَ نَخْتِمُ عَلَى أَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَتُكَلِّمُنَا أَيْدِيهِمْ وَتَشْهَدُ أَرْجُلُهُمْ بِمَا كَانُوا يَكْسِبُونَ

Alyawma nakhtimu AAala afwahihim watukallimuna aydeehim watashhadu arjuluhum bima kanoo yaksiboon(a)

Today We-SWT will seal up their mouths, and their hands shall speak to Us-SWT and their feet shall bear witness to what they have been earning.


وَلَوْ نَشَاء لَطَمَسْنَا عَلَى أَعْيُنِهِمْ فَاسْتَبَقُوا الصِّرَاطَ فَأَنَّى يُبْصِرُونَ

Walaw nashao latamasna AAala aAAyunihim fa(i)stabaqoo a(l)ssirata faanna yubsiroon(a)

And if We-SWT Willed, We-SWT would surely wipe out their eyes so that they would struggle for the way; how then would they see?


وَلَوْ نَشَاء لَمَسَخْنَاهُمْ عَلَى مَكَانَتِهِمْ فَمَا اسْتَطَاعُوا مُضِيًّا وَلَا يَرْجِعُونَ

Walaw nashao lamasakhnahum AAala makanatihim fama istataAAoo mudiyyan wala yarjiAAoon(a)

And if We-SWT Willed, We-SWT would surely transform them in their places, so that they would be able neither to go forward nor to return.


In The Name of Allah-SWT the Most Gracious, The Most Merciful

When the second Trumpet is blown people will rise from their graves and proceed to the Divine Court. Indeed He-SWT is the Almighty, Who-SWT will destroy everything with a single shout. Again with another loud shout He-SWT shall collate the scattered particles of the dead and quicken them to march towards His-SWT Court willingly or otherwise to face the trial. It is then that the wretched will ask as to who arose them from their place. Although they will be under punishment even in Barzakh, yet compared to the terror of the Day of Reckoning, they will feel that they had been better off there. The angels or the believers shall answer that this was the very moment promised by Allah-SWT , Whose boundless Mercy they had availed in the world. The information by the Prophets-AS was indeed true which stands confirmed today. To summon and gather the entire creation, no special arrangements will be required. Only the sound of the Trumpet will quicken and drive everyone to His-SWT Court.

It will now be announced that no soul will be wronged this Day, unlike the worldly courts that wrought with the possibility of deliberate or unintentional error in judgment. Everyone shall be requited and shall face the consequences of whatever he had done at his own accord. At this terrible moment of extreme agony for the infidels, the dwellers of Jannah, that is, the believers will be engaged in a heavy conversation, away from the horrific scene, as if they reached the destination after a long tiring journey. They and their believing wives will be reclining on comfortable couches, under the most pleasing shade. And whatever food, drinks or fruits they will demand or desire will be immediately made available. The greatest of all blessings shall, however, be the greetings of peace from Allah-SWT directly.

The Greatest Blessing Of Aakhirah And Jannah

To be spared the terror of the Day and emancipated when others are dragged to accountability, and to be engrossed in lively chat and enjoy entertainments are indeed great blessings of the Aakhirah. But the greatest of all will be Allah-SWT ’s Pleasure, His-SWT Address and His-SWT Beholding in Jannah. Its real value will be duly appreciated by a common believer only when he gets there, while the Prophets-AS are fully aware of it in this life and the Aulia’, commensurate to their status, are acquainted with this pleasure to an extent.

But before this event it will be proclaimed: O guilty ones, deniers of Allah-SWT ’s Magnificence! Segregate yourselves from the obedient lot, as it is the Day of Reckoning. Today everyone will be treated according to what he chose for himself in the temporal life. O Children of Aadam-AS! Today your excuses or regrets cannot be entertained for you were repeatedly forewarned not to worship Satan, your declared enemy, who deluded you into his obedience.

Obedience Is Worship

If the instructions of anyone are obeyed against Allah-SWT ’s Commands it amounts to his worship, which actually is Satan’s worship. When it is only Allah-SWT Who is worthy of worship, He-SWT Alone should be adorned and obeyed, this being the straight path. But Satan successfully deluded a multitude from mankind and managed to divert them to his side. They did not even bother to analyse the situation and kept on dancing to his tune. Now the Hell is in front of them, against which those persisting on disbelief had been repeatedly warned. Yet they paid a deaf ear and should now bear the brunt of their conduct. They will cry and plead innocent but their mouths will be sealed off and only their limbs will be allowed to speak, to recount all their misdeeds. It is indeed by His-SWT Mercy that they are today benefiting from the bounties of this earth, which could be denied to them in punishment. For instance, if their eyes are blinded how can they see or if He-SWT disables them completely into a living corpse incapable of any movement, what can they do?