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Quran Chapter 36 [part 2] - Ya Sin - A Scene From the Day of Resurrection, What is Right and Wrong

52 They will say, ‘Alas for us! Who has resurrected us from our resting places?’ [They will be told], ‘This is what the Lord of Mercy promised, and the messengers told the truth.’ 53 It was just one single blast and then– lo and behold!– they were all brought before Us. 54 ‘Today, no soul will be wronged in the least: you will only be repaid for your deeds. 55 The people of Paradise today are happily occupied– 56 they and their spouses– seated on couches in the shade. 57 There they have fruit and whatever they ask for. 58 “Peace,” a word from the Lord of Mercy. 59 But step aside today, you guilty ones. 60 Children of Adam, did I not command you not to serve Satan, for he was your sworn enemy, 61 but to serve Me? This is the straight path. 62 He has led great numbers of you astray. Did you not use your reason? 63 So this is the Fire that you were warned against. 64 Enter it today, because you went on ignoring [my commands].’

65 On that Day We shall seal up their mouths, but their hands will speak to Us, and their feet bear witness to everything they have done.

The Quran is a Warning, a Gauge Between Right and Wrong

66 If it had been Our will, We could have taken away their sight. They would have struggled to find the way, but how could they have seen it? 67 If it had been Our will, We could have paralyzed them where they stood, so that they could not move forward or backward. 68 If We extend anyone’s life, We reverse his development. Do they not use their reason?

69 We have not taught the Prophet poetry, [a] nor could he ever [b] have been a poet. 70 This is a revelation, an illuminating Quran to warn anyone who is truly alive, so that God’s verdict may be passed against the disbelievers.

71 Can they not see how, among the things made by Our hands, We have created livestock they control, 72 and made them obedient, so that some can be used for riding, some for food, 73 some for other benefits, and some for drink? Will they not give thanks? 74 Yet they have taken other gods besides God to help them, 75 though these could not do so even if they called a whole army of them together! 76 So [Prophet] do not be distressed at what they say: We know what they conceal and what they reveal.

77 Can man not see that We created him from a drop of fluid? Yet– lo and behold!– he disputes openly, 78 producing arguments against Us, forgetting his own creation. He says, ‘Who can give life back to bones after they have decayed?’ 79 Say, ‘He who created them in the first place will give them life again: He has full knowledge of every act of creation. 80 It is He who produces fire for you out of the green tree– lo and behold!– and from this you kindle fire. 81 Is He who created the heavens and earth not able to create the likes of these people? Of course He is! He is the All Knowing Creator: 82 when He wills something to be, His way is to say, “Be”– and it is! 83 So glory be to Him in whose Hand lies control over all things. It is to Him that you will all be brought back.’


a. Some of the Arabs dismissed the Quran as poetry.

b. This is a classical meaning of yanbaghi.

The Qur'an (Oxford World's Classics)

The Qur'an / a new translation by M. A. S. Abdel Haleem, copyright © 2004 Oxford World's Classics (Oxford University Press). Used by permission. All rights reserved.



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