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88. Surah Al-Ghshiyah سورة الغاشية

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This Surah (Revealed) Meccan, consisting of 26 verses.(Al-Ghshiyah)
 
Ayah   88:1   الأية الأولي
بِسْم ِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Ayah First   1   الأية الأولي
Tafseer
 
Has there [there has] indeed come to you the tiding of the Enveloper?, the Resurrection, [so called] because it envelops creatures with its terrors.
 
Ayah   88:2   الأية
 
Tafseer
 
Some faces on that day they [faces] are used to represent the individuals in both instances will be humbled, abject,
 
Ayah   88:3   الأية
 
Tafseer
 
toiling, weary, tired and exhausted from the chains and fetters,
 
Ayah   88:4   الأية
 
Tafseer
 
roasting (read taslā or tuslā) in a scorching fire,
 
Ayah   88:5   الأية
 
Tafseer
 
made to drink from a boiling spring, one of extremely hot temperatures.
 
Ayah   88:6   الأية
 
Tafseer
 
They will have no food except cactus (darī) a type of thorn plant which no animal grazes on because of its vileness
 
Ayah   88:7   الأية
 
Tafseer
 
743 neither nourishing, nor availing against hunger.
 
Ayah   88:8   الأية
 
Tafseer
 
Other faces on that day will be delicate, fair,
 
Ayah   88:9   الأية
 
Tafseer
 
pleased by their efforts, in the [life of the] world [expended] in obedience, [pleased] in the Hereafter upon seeing the reward thereof;
 
Ayah   88:10   الأية
 
Tafseer
 
in a lofty Garden, [lofty] in a physical as well as an abstract sense,
 
Ayah   88:11   الأية
 
Tafseer
 
in which they will not hear (read lā yusmau, will not be heard, or lā tasmau, they will not hear) any vanity, any inane soul, speaking drivel;
 
Ayah   88:12   الأية
 
Tafseer
 
therein is a running spring, of water, meaning springs;
 
Ayah   88:13   الأية
 
Tafseer
 
therein are lofty couches, [lofty] in terms of their essence, their size and [physical] location,
 
Ayah   88:14   الأية
 
Tafseer
 
and goblets, vessels without handles, set, around the edges of the springs prepared for them to drink with,
 
Ayah   88:15   الأية
 
Tafseer
 
and cushions arrayed, one next to the other, against which they may lean,
 
Ayah   88:16   الأية
 
Tafseer
 
and carpets, rugs of velvet-hair, spread out.
 
Ayah   88:17   الأية
 
Tafseer
 
Will they, the Meccan disbelievers, not consider, by way of reflection, the camels, how they are created?
 
Ayah   88:18   الأية
 
Tafseer
 
And the heaven, how it was raised?
 
Ayah   88:19   الأية
 
Tafseer
 
And the mountains, how they were set?
 
Ayah   88:20   الأية
 
Tafseer
 
And the earth, how it was laid out flat?, and thus infer from this the power of God, exalted be He, and His 744 Oneness? The commencing with the [mention of] camels is because they are closer in contact with it [the earth] than any other [animal]. As for His words sutihat, laid out flat, this on a literal reading suggests that the earth is flat, which is the opinion of most of the scholars of the [revealed] Law, and not a sphere as astronomers (ahl al-haya) have it, even if this [latter] does not contradict any of the pillars of the Law.
 
Ayah   88:21   الأية
 
Tafseer
 
So remind, them of Gods graces and the proofs affirming His Oneness. For you are only an admonisher;
 
Ayah   88:22   الأية
 
Tafseer
 
you are not a taskmaster over them (a variant reading [for musaytir] has musaytir, that is to say, [not one who has been] given authority over them) this was [revealed] before the command to struggle [against the disbelievers].
 
Ayah   88:23   الأية
 
Tafseer
 
But he who turns away, [he who] rejects faith, and disbelieves, in the Qurān,
 
Ayah   88:24   الأية
 
Tafseer
 
God will chastise him with the greater chastisement, the chastisement of the Hereafter, the lesser chastisement being that of this world, that of being killed or taken captive.
 
Ayah   88:25   الأية
 
Tafseer
 
Truly to Us will be their return, their coming back after death,
 
Ayah   88:26   الأية
 
Tafseer
 
then truly with Us will lie their reckoning, their requital, which We will never abandon.





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