سورة القيامة   

Surah Name: Al-Qayamah Meaning: The Ressurection

  • Revealed at Makkah
  • Total Number of Rukū / Sections 2
  • Total Number of Āyāt / Parts 40
  • Sūrah / Chapter number 75
  • Rukū / Section 1 contains Āyāt / Parts 30
  • Siparah/ Volume 29


لَا أُقْسِمُ بِيَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ

La oqsimu biyawmi alqiyamati

I-SWT swear by the Day of Resurrection.


وَلَا أُقْسِمُ بِالنَّفْسِ اللَّوَّامَةِ

Wala oqsimu bialnnafsi allawwamati

And I-SWT swear by the self-reproaching soul.


أَيَحْسَبُ الْإِنسَانُ أَلَّن نَجْمَعَ عِظَامَهُ

Ayahsabu alinsanu allan najmaAAa AAithamahu

Does man imagine that We-SWT shall not gather his bones?


بَلَى قَادِرِينَ عَلَى أَن نُّسَوِّيَ بَنَانَهُ

Bala qadireena AAala an nusawwiya bananahu

Yes! We-SWT are Able to put together evenly his very fingertips.


بَلْ يُرِيدُ الْإِنسَانُ لِيَفْجُرَ أَمَامَهُ

Bal yureedu alinsanu liyafjura amamahu

Aye! Man desires that he may go on sinning.


يَسْأَلُ أَيَّانَ يَوْمُ الْقِيَامَةِ

Yasalu ayyana yawmu alqiyamati

He questions, when will be the Day of Resurrection?


فَإِذَا بَرِقَ الْبَصَرُ

Faitha bariqa albasaru

When, then, the sight shall be dazed.



وَخَسَفَ الْقَمَرُ

Wakhasafa alqamaru

And the moon shall be eclipsed.


وَجُمِعَ الشَّمْسُ وَالْقَمَرُ

WajumiAAa alshshamsu waalqamaru

And the sun and the moon shall be joined


يَقُولُ الْإِنسَانُ يَوْمَئِذٍ أَيْنَ الْمَفَرُّ

Yaqoolu alinsanu yawmaithin ayna almafarru

Man, on that Day, shall say: whither to flee?


كَلَّا لَا وَزَرَ

Kalla la wazara

Certainly no refuge on that Day.


إِلَى رَبِّكَ يَوْمَئِذٍ الْمُسْتَقَرُّ

Ila rabbika yawmaithin almustaqarru

To your Rabb-SWT that Day shall be the recourse.


يُنَبَّأُ الْإِنسَانُ يَوْمَئِذٍ بِمَا قَدَّمَ وَأَخَّرَ

Yunabbao alinsanu yawmaithin bima qaddama waakhkhara

To man shall be declared that Day what he has sent on and left behind?


بَلِ الْإِنسَانُ عَلَى نَفْسِهِ بَصِيرَةٌ

Bali alinsanu AAala nafsihi baseeratun

Aye! Man shall be evidence against himself.


وَلَوْ أَلْقَى مَعَاذِيرَهُ

Walaw alqa maAAatheerahu

Though he may put forth please


لَا تُحَرِّكْ بِهِ لِسَانَكَ لِتَعْجَلَ بِهِ

La tuharrik bihi lisanaka litaAAjala bihi

Move not your tongue therewith that you may hasten.


إِنَّ عَلَيْنَا جَمْعَهُ وَقُرْآنَهُ

Inna AAalayna jamAAahu waquranahu

Verily upon Us-SWT is the collecting of it and the reciting of it.


فَإِذَا قَرَأْنَاهُ فَاتَّبِعْ قُرْآنَهُ

Faitha qaranahu faittabiAA quranahu

So when We-SWT recite it follow you the reciting thereof.


ثُمَّ إِنَّ عَلَيْنَا بَيَانَهُ

Thumma inna AAalayna bayanahu

And thereafter upon Us-SWT is the expounding of it.


كَلَّا بَلْ تُحِبُّونَ الْعَاجِلَةَ

Kalla bal tuhibboona alAAajilata

By no means! Verily you love the Herein.


وَتَذَرُونَ الْآخِرَةَ

Watatharoona alakhirata

And leave the Hereafter.


وُجُوهٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ نَّاضِرَةٌ

Wujoohun yawmaithin nadiratun

Faces on that Day shall be radiant.


إِلَى رَبِّهَا نَاظِرَةٌ

Ila rabbiha nathiratun

Looking towards their Rabb-SWT .


وَوُجُوهٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ بَاسِرَةٌ

Wawujoohun yawmaithin basiratun

And faces on that Day shall be scowling.


تَظُنُّ أَن يُفْعَلَ بِهَا فَاقِرَةٌ

Tathunnu an yufAAala biha faqiratun

Apprehending that there will befall them a calamity waist-breaking.


كَلَّا إِذَا بَلَغَتْ التَّرَاقِيَ

. Kalla itha balaghati alttaraqiya

By no means! When it comes up to the collarbone


وَقِيلَ مَنْ رَاقٍ

Waqeela man raqin

And it is cried aloud: Where is the enchanter?


وَظَنَّ أَنَّهُ الْفِرَاقُ

Wathanna annahu alfiraqu

And he thinks that it is the time of parting.


وَالْتَفَّتِ السَّاقُ بِالسَّاقِ

Wailtaffati alssaqu bialssaqi

And shank is entangled with shank.


إِلَى رَبِّكَ يَوْمَئِذٍ الْمَسَاقُ

Ila rabbika yawmaithin almasaqu

The drive that Day is unto your Rabb-SWT .


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

Allah-SWT swears by al-Qayamah, the Day in itself evidence to its inevitability. When Allaah-SWT created, bestowed wisdom and intellect raised the Prophets-AS and granted free will, it is only natural to hold mankind accountable. And those who continue to assess their own behaviour and are careful not to disobey Allah-SWT, and refrain from reckless pleasures like the infidels, are also witness to the truth of that Day and the need for reckoning.


Soul and its Types

Human soul is a by-product of Four Elements and being created from matter it is attracted by material pleasures. The Quran calls it Nafs-e-Ammarah, the Soul at Evil. When blessed with faith and the sense to distinguish between right and wrong, it engages in self-examination. And whenever it errs, it accuses itself, readily repents and worries for correction. At this stage, it is termed as Nafs-e-Lawwamah (Accusing Soul) by the Quran. And when it is purified by adherence to the Holy Prophet-SW and his-SW‘s Barakah to an extent that virtue becomes its second nature and sin is hated, it is called Nafs-e-Mutmainnah (Soul at Peace). May Allaah-SWT bless all Muslims with this gift!


Every Person has Unique Finger-Prints

Has mankind assumed that once they are turned to dust after death and the bones are decomposed they will not be quickened. Allaah-SWT is capable of remaking even the finger prints of each individual exactly as these were in the worldly life. It is incredible that the finger prints of no two persons are identical. The Quran revealed this fact centuries before science proved it. Here re-quickening has been rationally proved with reference to the first creation, when the atoms of everyone were widely scattered before birth. Through diet these finally reached the father's loins and were then transferred to the mother's womb in the form of sperm and so a multitude of human beings were created, each different from the other despite having similar physical features. It is possible that two persons may resemble, but their finger prints are absolutely different. Allaah-SWT declares that He-SWT will recreate even the finger prints exactly as these were before.


Yet man shamelessly asks His Prophet-SW when the Day of Judgment will be? So listen O' people! When the eyes will be dazed and the sun and the moon will falloff lightless like autumn leaves. And when the infidel shall run amok terrified they will find out that there was no way to escape the Divine Court. There everyone shall read his record to know what good has been sent ahead and where he failed. Each person is aware of his situation for sure though he may pretend.


All these facts are revealed by the Quran. So at the time of revelation the Holy Prophet-SW need not hasten to read and memorize. Rather when Angel Jibril-AS has read, he should just repeat it. It is upon Allaah-SWT to store it in his memory for subsequent recitation. Moreover to expound its interpretation through word of mouth is also upon Him-SWT .


Rules: (1) When Imam is reciting the Quran during congregational Salat, the followers must keep quiet. (2) Conveying the text of the Quran as well as its interpretation is the Holy Prophet-SW assignment. No one else is authorized to do it at his own free will.


Beholding Allah-SWT in the Field of Reckoning

The infidels are engrossed in the mundane pleasures, oblivious of the Akhirah. On that Day, there will be many believers, with radiant faces, actually beholding their Rabb-SWT commensurate to their capacity; as this vision shall be strengthened for the purpose. This is the consensus of Ahle Sunnah. And the infidels will have drooping faces, gripped by the fear of reprisals. The real strength of a human being is exposed at the hour of death when, at its throes, he finds no way to avert it. And he knows that the moment to depart has indeed arrived. He racks with pain and his legs get entangled with one other.