Surah Al-Waaqi`ah (Surah 56: Revelation Order 46)

 The event of a day the world will come to an end

  • When has occurred the event (56:1). There has not been that any denier of its occurrence (56:2). There are those who will be bringing down; there are those who will be raising up (56:3).
  • Note: The event what refers is a day when the world will come to an end and there is no denier of the occurrence, and the judgment will take place while some people will have higher position with God and some will have lower position with Him.

 The earth will come to a destruction  

  • When has been shaken the earth a shaking (56:4). And has been crumbled the mountains a crumbling (56:5). Then has become dispersing dust (56:6).
  • Note: On a day of the event the earth has made a violent shaking and the mountains have crumbled into dust.

 There will be three groups of people followed by the event

  • And you have been of three groups (56:7). Then companions of the right is what for companions of the right (56:8). And companions of the left is what for companions of the left (56:9). And the foremost are the foremost (56:10) – those are the nearest ones (56:11).
  • Note: Followed by the event people will be grouped into three. Out of three (1) a company will be right side of God and (2) a company will be on His left side while (3) there will be a company nearest to Him.

 Allegorical description of High Heaven

  • In gardens of the Bliss (56:12), a company of the former generations (56:13). And a few from the later generations (56:14). On thrones are decorated (56:15), being recycling on them facing each other (56:16). There will be waiting on them by immortal waiters (56:17). With vessels and cups, and jugs from a flowing stream (56:18). They will not get headache therefrom, nor will they make (them) intoxicate (56:19). And fruits of what they choose (56:20). Meat of birds what they desire (56:21). And beautiful spouses (56:22). Like pearls of the well-protected ones (56:23). A reward of what they have done to accomplish (56:24). They will not hear any vain talk therein, nor a sinful uttering (56:25), except a saying: “Peace, peace.” (56:26).
  • Note: A company who are nearest to God will be allowed to admit into the High Heaven having the best shelter, enjoyment and provision even though the bounties for dwellers of High Heaven have been mentioned in metaphor while the dwellers will be from all generations of people.

 Allegorical description of Lower Heaven

  • And companions of the right side, what is for the companions of the right (56:27). In thornless lote trees (56:28). And a clustered banana trees (56:29). And an extended shade (56:30). And flowing water (56:31). And abundant fruit (56:32). Neither limited, nor forbidden (56:33). And raised couches (56:34). Indeed, we have created them a (special) creation (56:35). So we have made them virgins (56:36). Faithful well matched (56:37). For companions of the right side (56:38). A company of the former generations (56:39). And a company of later generations (56:40).
  • Note: A company who are at right side of God will be allowed to admit into the Lower Heaven having good shelter, enjoyment and provision even though the bounties for dwellers of the Lower Heaven have been mentioned in metaphor while the dwellers will be from all generations of people.

 Allegorical description of Hell

  • And companions of the left, what is for the companions of the left (56:41). In scorching fire and scalding water (56:42). And a shade of black smoke (56:43). Neither cool, nor pleasing (56:44). Indeed, they have done before that those who were in plenty (56:45). They have done to insist on the great sin (56:46). They have done to say, “When we have been death and have become dust and bones, will we surely be resurrected? (56:47). Will also be our forefathers?” (56:48). Say, “Indeed, the former and the later generations of people (56:49), will surely be a gathering together to a meeting on a known day (56:50). “Then indeed you, O the strayers, the deniers (56:51), surely will be the eaters from the trees of Zaqqum (56:52). Then will be fillers of the bellies therefrom (56:53). Then will be drinkers on top of it from the scalding water (56:54). Then will be drinkers like drinking of the thirsty camels (56:55). This is their hospitality on a Day of the Judgment (56:56).
  • Note: A company who are at left side of God will be dragged into Hell to suffer misery of the Hellfire having hot shelter, and scalding drink and bitter food as provision being the hospitality for the wicked, which has been mentioned in metaphor as well while the dwellers will be from all generations of people.

 God has created us and has decreed death for us

  • We have created you, then why have you not admitted truth? (56:57). Do you then see what you emit? (56:58). Are you who create it, or are we the creators? (56:59). We have decreed the death among you and we are not to be of outrun (56:60). Upon that we change your likeness and produce about what you do not know (56:61). And certainly, you know about the first creation; why not then do you take heed? (56:62).
  • Note: God has informed us that He has created us and has decreed death for us including our first creation and reproduction on the earth. This is the truth from Him that we should admit and take heed.

 God has created what we need to support our life in the earth

  • Do you see then what you reap? (56:63). Are you who grow it, or are we who grow? (56:64). If we would will, we could surely make it debris, then you would have remained to wonder (56:65), “Indeed, we are surely laden with debt (56:66). Yes, we are deprived.” (56:67). Do you then see the water you drink? (56:68). Are you who send it down from the clouds, or are who are the senders? (56:69). If we would will, we could have made it of saltiness. Why are you not then grateful (56:70). Do you see then the fire which you ignite? (56:71). Are you who have produced its tree, or are we who are the producers? (56:72). We have made them reminder, and business for the wayfarers in the desert (56:73). So you shall glorify with name of your Lord, the Great (56:74).
  • Note: God has reminded with whatever He has given us from the sky and the earth to support our lives in the earth that we may reflect to that to glorify Him being our Great Lord.

 An honorable Quran is a revelation from God

  • That nay, I swear by settings of the stars (56:75). And indeed, it is surely an oath, if you know is great (56:76). Indeed, it is surely an honorable Quran (56:77). In a protected book (56:78). None can grasp it except the purified (56:79). A revelation from Lord of the worlds (56:80). Is then to this, the statement you are indifferent? (56:81). And you make your business that you deny (56:82).
  • Note: By taking a great oath referring to the settings of the stars God has affirmed that an honorable Quran from Him cannot understand except the sincere but it is unfortunate that the disbelievers has made their business to deny it being indifferent to the great oath of God. Even this piece of information has a mathematical conformation being the sum of surah and the relevant verse numbers is a multiple of 19 => 684 (19x36) as detailed below:

    Note: This mathematical confirmation is an explicit proof that God has made sincerity a requirement for the believers to understand the honorable Quran to be dwellers of any of the two Heavens while those who deny it will be dwellers of Hell.

 Those who deny God’s revelation cannot be their own judge

  • Why not then when it has reached the throat (56:83). And you are at that time look around (56:84). And we are closer to it than you, but you do not see (56:85). Why not then if you have been without being judged (56:86). You can bring it back, if you are truthful? (56:87).
  • Note: Those who have denied God’s revelation do not think that they would not be their own judges as they cannot stop their death except looking around while they cannot bring back their souls when it has reached their throats. When they have no control on own their souls, then how they deny God and His revelations.

 God has precisely determined reward and punishment

  • Then if he has been one of those who are brought nearer (56:88). then joy and bounty, and gardens of Bliss (56:89). And if he has been one of companions of the righthand side (56:90). Then for you peace – one of the companions of the righthand side (56:91). And if he has been one of the deniers, the strayers (56:92). Then hospitality with scalding water (56:93), and burning Hellfire (56:94). Indeed, this is surely a precise truth (56:95). So you shall glorify with name of your Lord, the Great (56:96).
  • Note: God has precisely determined joy and happiness as well as suffering and misery for the people according to their positions with Him on a Day of the Judgment followed by the event. Thus, all of us should glorify our Lord that we can secure higher position with Him.

Surah Al-Waaqi`ah (The Event) can be reviewed reflecting that the event refers to the end of the world when the earth has violent shaking and the mountains have crumbled into dust, the precise judgment of God, the people will be grouped into three groups for their judgment – the people who are close to God will be dwellers of High Heaven, and the people who are on His right will be dwellers of Lower Heaven, and the people who are on His left will be dwellers of Hell; the description of three places of return has been mentioned in metaphor while the physical distance of these three destinations will also be far away – the High Heaven is close to God and the Lower Heaven is farther down from Him while Hell is farthest down from Him; God has created us and has decreed death for us while He has given us what we need to support our lives on earth that we may be grateful to Him, by taking a great oath He has affirmed that an honorable Quran from Him cannot understand anyone except the sincere, and losers are those who have made their business to deny it being indifferent to a great oath of God.
Peaceful Friday, salaam and God bless.
Tafazzal (09/10/2021).