Surah At-Takwir (The Folding Up) Tafsir
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
When the sun is wrapped up
On the Day of Judgement, the sun will be wrapped and its light removed.
And when the stars fall, dispersing
The stars will fall and their light disappear.
And when the mountains are removed
The mountains will be removed from earth and turned into dust.
And when the full term she-camels are neglected
The pregnant full term she-camels will be neglected and left.
And when the wild beasts are gathered
Wild animals will gather and mix with one another awaiting the Accounting.
And when the seas are filled with flame
The water of the seas and oceans will burst into flames and evaporate.
And when the souls are paired
The souls will be paired and joined with their own kind.
And when the girl buried alive is asked
The young girl who was buried alive will be asked, so as to bring her justice.
For what sin she was killed
What her oppressors thought she did to deserve such a death.
And when the pages are made public
The pages and records of deeds will be brought forth.
And when the sky is stripped away
The sky will be removed from its place.
And when the Hellfire is set ablaze
The Hellfire will go into full rage and intensity.
And when Paradise is brought near
Paradise will be brought near to the believers.
A soul will know what it has brought
It is then that no doubt will remain in anyone’s mind about the gravity of their deeds; good and bad.
So I swear by the retreating stars
Allah takes an oath by the stars which are hidden from sight during the day.
Those that run and disappear
Those that shoot and move, and then their bright light fades.
And by the night as it closes in
And an oath by the night as its darkness covers all.
And by the dawn when it breathes
And the morning when its light envelops all.
Indeed, the Qur’an is a word [conveyed by] a noble messenger
Surely the Qur’an is the revelation brought by the messenger of the angels, Jibril.
Possessed of power and with the Owner of the Throne, secure
He is powerful in fulfilling the commandments given to him, one of great status in the sight of Allah.
Obeyed there and trustworthy
All other angels obey Jibril, trustworthy in the revelation entrusted to him.
￼And your companions is not mad
Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم is not mad or crazy.
And he has already seen Gabriel in the clear horizon
The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم saw Jibril in his original form filling the horizon when he came to the Cave of Hira in Makkah.
And Muhammad is not a withholder of the unseen
The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم does not withhold the revelation which is sent to him.
And the Qur’an is not the word of a devil, expelled
And the Qur’an is not the words of a devil. Rather, it is the speech of Allah.
So where are you going?
So where does your intellect lead you in rejecting the Qur’an?
It is not except a reminder to the worlds
The Qur’an is but a reminder to all people.
For whoever wills among you to take a right course
It is for those who wish to follow the Straight Path and live upon belief and righteousness.
And you do not will except that Allah wills—Lord of the worlds
You cannot be guided and remain firm upon it except by the permission of Allah, Lord of all that exists.