سورة النازعات   

Surah Name: An-Nazi'at Meaning: Those That Drag Forth

  • Revealed at Makkah
  • Total Number of Rukū / Sections 2
  • Total Number of Āyāt / Parts 46
  • Sūrah / Chapter number 79
  • Rukū / Section 2 contains Āyāt / Parts 20
  • Siparah/ Volume 30


أَأَنتُمْ أَشَدُّ خَلْقًا أَمِ السَّمَاء بَنَاهَا 

Aantum ashaddu khalqan ami a(l)ssamao banaha

Are you harder to create or the sky He-SWT has built?


رَفَعَ سَمْكَهَا فَسَوَّاهَا 

RafaAAa samkaha fasawwaha

He-SWT raised its height and perfected it.


وَأَغْطَشَ لَيْلَهَا وَأَخْرَجَ ضُحَاهَا 

Waaghtasha laylaha waakhraja duhaha

And He-SWT has made its night dark and its sunshine bright.


وَالْأَرْضَ بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ دَحَاهَا 

Wa(a)larda baAAda thalika dahaha

And thereafter, He-SWT stretched out the Earth.


أَخْرَجَ مِنْهَا مَاءهَا وَمَرْعَاهَا 

Akhraja minha maaha wamarAAaha

And He-SWT brought forth therefrom its water and its pasture.


وَالْجِبَالَ أَرْسَاهَا 

Wa(a)ljibala arsaha

And He-SWT set firm the mountains.


مَتَاعًا لَّكُمْ وَلِأَنْعَامِكُمْ 

MataAAan lakum walianAAamikum

A provision for you and your cattle.


فَإِذَا جَاءتِ الطَّامَّةُ الْكُبْرَى 

Faitha jaati a(l)ttammatu alkubra

Then when the Grand Calamity comes.


يَوْمَ يَتَذَكَّرُ الْإِنسَانُ مَا سَعَى 

Yawma yatathakkaru alinsanu ma saAAa

The Day whereon man will remember what he had striven for.


وَبُرِّزَتِ الْجَحِيمُ لِمَن يَرَى 

Waburrizati aljaheemu liman yara

And the Hell will be made apparent to anyone who sees.


فَأَمَّا مَن طَغَى 

Faamma man tagha

Then as for him who waxed exorbitant.


وَآثَرَ الْحَيَاةَ الدُّنْيَا 

Waathara alhayata a(l)ddunya

And who chose the life of this world.


فَإِنَّ الْجَحِيمَ هِيَ الْمَأْوَى 

Fainna aljaheema hiya almawa

Verily the Hell shall be his resort.


وَأَمَّا مَنْ خَافَ مَقَامَ رَبِّهِ وَنَهَى النَّفْسَ عَنِ الْهَوَى

Waama man khafa maqama rabbihi wanaha a(l)nnafsa AAani alhawa

And as for him who dreaded standing before his Rabb-SWT , and restrained his soul from desires.


فَإِنَّ الْجَنَّةَ هِيَ الْمَأْوَى 

Fainna aljannata hiya almawa

Verily the Garden shall be his resort.


يَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ السَّاعَةِ أَيَّانَ مُرْسَاهَا 

Yasaloonaka AAani a(l)ssaAAati ayyana mursaha

They question you regarding the Hour when will its arrival be?


فِيمَ أَنتَ مِن ذِكْرَاهَا 

Feema anta min thikraha

By no reason are you Concerned with the declaration thereof?


إِلَى رَبِّكَ مُنتَهَاهَا 

Ila rabbika muntahaha

Unto your Rabb-SWT is the knowledge of the limit fixed thereof.


إِنَّمَا أَنتَ مُنذِرُ مَن يَخْشَاهَا 

Innama anta munthiru man yakhshaha

You are but a wamer to him who fears it.


كَأَنَّهُمْ يَوْمَ يَرَوْنَهَا لَمْ يَلْبَثُوا إِلَّا عَشِيَّةً أَوْ ضُحَاهَا

Kaannahum yawma yarawnaha lam yalbathoo illa AAashiyyatan aw duhaha

On the Day whereon they see it, it will appear to them as though they had not stayed save an evening or the morning.


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

If they do not believe in the Resurrection and consider it unlikely, they must ponder over the world around them. Is it harder to resurrect man or to create heavens carrying unlimited creation. Not only is the sky flawlessly erected but also regulates the rising and setting of sun and the alternation of days and nights to sustain life. He spread out the earth, which despite its spherical shape, appears flat everywhere. It is adorned with rivers and greenery among other causes of life, and is pegged with gigantic mountains. Its provisions benefit man and the beast alike. All this proves His-SWT Omnipotence. He-SWT creates whenever He-SWT wants and whatever He-SWT wants. It is He-SWT Who-SWT will resurrect man. And when havoc breaks loose on the Day, everyone shall not only believe, but will also see whatever he had been doing. Hell will be brought forth in the Field of Reckoning for the repudiators to see and believe, a destination of the wicked and the disobedient who recklessly pursued carnal pleasures.


Opposition of Islamic System

Every Prophet-AS was raised with a set of beliefs and a code of life, wherein rights and duties of the people were spelled out. But the captives of momentary pleasures opposed them; fearing to lose the unlawful benefits they snatched away by cheating others. Such were the culprits who died in waywardness so their abode is Hell. Contrary to them were those blessed with a firm belief in Akhirah. Mindful of facing Allah-SWT one Day, they opted for obedience and restrained their souls from unlawful pleasures and pursuits.


The Soul

Three levels of restraining desires are spelled out in Islam. The first is to keep away from evil beliefs. The second is to refrain from sin when having the opportunity to do so purely out of Allah-SWT's fear. And the third level is to avoid the doubtful that might lead to sin. While it may be easier generally to restrain the soul from sin, it is outrightly impossible to get rid of the evils that penetrate the worships without following an accomplished Shaikh, for instance, vanity, pretence, and show off. For this one has to undergo rigorous striving and Tawajjuh of a Shaikh.


Two conditions for protection against Hell-Fire have been laid down here: (1) Faith in the Akhirah and firm belief in al-Qayamah and (2) To restrain from disobeying Allah-SWT . These are the very traits that lead to Jannah, an eternal home indeed.

These naive infidels instead ask when will al-Qayamah be and what benefits does it carry. All they need to know is that it will definitely come. The Holy Prophet-SW’s mission is to inform them on the inevitability of that Day, leaving the rest to Allah-SWT . He may simply expound the sequel on various actions on that Day. Those who think it is remote, will consider it too early than expected when it will confront them. They would say that they did not stay in the world but for very small portion of a day.