Highlighted Quranic listing of the Twenty-fourth Separa 24 (Faman Azlamu) is here. An attempt has been made to simplify tracking of the desired information.
At the outset, it is necessary to acknowledge innumerable sources used in the compilation of this effort. No attempt has been made to list the references individually; but sincere thanks are due to all, individually and collectively.
- The list of (Flags) below is a subject-wise identification
- Each (Flag) refers to the corresponding (verse or verses) and identifies (explanatory note) if any
- Quranic verses of this (Separa) are listed and marked in a conventional way
- For example (Zumar-39: 53&75) refers to the fifty-third and seventy-fifth verses of Az Zumer which is thirty-ninth Surah of the Holy Quran.
- Each verse commences and ends marked as (> “—–“: (number of the verse)
- >>> ” denotes the subject of the verse is continuing into the next verse
- All notes are numbered in parenthesis as (i), (ii), and so on
- All a reader needs to do is review the listed (Flags), choose the desired subject and proceed to the indicated (Ayat)
> ” Who is more unjust than he who lies against Allah and belies the truth when it comes to him? Is not abode in hell for the disbelievers”? (32)
> ” He who brings the truth and he who testified it – these are they who are pious”: (33)
> ” There is for them, with their Lord, whatever they desire. That is the recompense of those who do good”: (34)
Flag 1: The ‘Truth’ & the ‘Piety’: (Zumar-39: 33-34)
(i) He who brings the truth refers to the holy Prophet.
(ii) He who testifies the truth refers to Ali Ibna Abu Talib.
(iii) Others to whom this verse is applicable are: Mumin-Ale-Firawn & Mumin-Ale-Yasin.
> ” That Allah may take away (expiate) from them the worst of what they (may) have done, and recompense them their reward for the best of what they used to do”: (35)
Flag 2: Allah’s boundless Mercy: (Zumer-39: 35)
(i) Allah may take away your worst and judge you on your best! Are you not satisfied?
> ” Is not Allah sufficient for His servant? Still they frighten you with other (gods) apart from Him. Whosoever Allah leaves to stray, there shall be no guide for him”: (36)
> ” Whomsoever Allah guides, there is no one to beguile him. Is not Allah all-mighty, the Lord of of retribution”? (37)
Flag 3: Allah: The (Azizin-Zintiqam: Lord of retribution): (Zumar-39: 36-37)
> ” If you ask them: Who created the heavens and the earth? They will surely say: Allah. Say (O Muhammad): Do you think that those whom you call upon beside Allah can remove the distress Allah wills to inflict on upon me? Or if He wills to bestow (His) mercy on me, can they withhold His mercy? Sufficient is Allah for me. The trusting put their trust in Him”: (38)
Flag 4: Put your ‘Trust’ in Allah & act accordingly to ensure best of both worlds: (Zumar-39: 38-39)
> ” Say (O Muhammad): O my people, act (as you wish) on your part, I am acting too. Soon you will come to know”: (39)
> ” Who it is to whom comes chastisement which will disgrace him and on whom falls the everlasting chastisement”: (40)
> ” Verily We have sent down the book on you for mankind with truth. Then whosoever is guided for (the good of) his own soul, and whomsoever goes astray does so to his own loss; and you are not a custodian over him”: (41)
Flag 5: Quran (The Truth):Those straying aimlessly; missing the opportunity of being ‘Guided’ altogether: (Zumer-39: 40-41)
> “It is Allah who takes souls at (the time of) death, and those who do not die (he takes) during their sleep, then He withholds those on whom He had decreed death, and sends the others back (to their bodies) for an appointed term. Verily there are signs in this for those who reflect”: (42)
Flag 6: Taking away of the (Soul: Ruh) in sleep and on death explained: Allah’s irrefutable Sign to those who are in denial: (Zumar-39: 42)
(i) While in sleep the body and the soul are in (intellectual separation); not definable by the known physical parameters.
(ii) While all the organs of the body continue to perform their functions normally, the (Soul: Ruh) is free of all physical restraints.
(iii) The unrestrained (Soul: Ruh), being a non-dimensional and non-material entity, is free to travel at speeds unknown to modern science. The instantaneous travels of (Ruh: Spirit) may include distant known/unknown locations and/or to the moon, distant planets, etc.
(iv) Baffled as one may be? Think! Surrender to the will of whom (Allah) who has power over everything!
> ” Or have they taken intercessors other than Allah? Even though they have no power on anything, nor do they understand”: (43)
> ” Say (O Muhammad): Allah’s in intercession altogether. His is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth; then to Him you shall be returned”: (44)
> ” When Allah, the one and only, is mentioned, the hearts of those who do not believe in the hereafter shrink (with aversion), and those besides Him are mentioned, lo! they rejoice”: (45)
> ” Say (O Muhammad): O Allah, the originator of the heavens and the earth, the knower of seen and unseen, You alone shall judge between Your servants concerning that where they have been differing”: (46)
> ” Had the unjust possessed whatever is in the earth and much more, they will verily (in vain) seek to ransom themselves with it from the pain of the chastisement on the day of judgment; and there shall appear to them, from Allah, that which they had not been reckoning”: (47)
> ” And the evil what they wrought shall appear to them, and what they used to mock at shall surround them”: (48)
> ” When harm touches a man he cries to Us; thereafter when We bestow a favor, from Us, on him, he says: I have been given it only on account of (my) knowledge. Nay, it is but a trial, but most of them do not know”: (49)
> ” Verily, those before them had also said so, and yet what they earned was of no profit to them”: (50)
> ” So the evils of what they earned befall them; and as to those amongst these people who did injustice, the evil that they earned shall soon befall them, and they will never be able to frustrate (Our plan)”: (51)
> ” Do they not know that Allah enhances sustenance for whomsoever He wills, and restricts it (for whomsoever He wills)? Verily there are signs in this for those who believe”: (52)
> ” Say (O Muhammad) to My servants who have been immoderate against there own souls ” Do not despair of the mercy of Allah; verily Allah forgives all sins. Verily He is oft-forgiving, most merciful”: (53)
Flag 7: Oh Sinners! Do not despair: The Last hope? : (Zumar-39: 53)
(i) On the authority of Ali Ibna Abu Talib: There is no better verse than this to give heart, joy and confidence to a believer for the availability of the divine mercy.
(ii) The ultimate hope for the sinners for withstanding the test of the ‘Day’.
(iii) O ‘Sinners’! Irrespective of the crime, do not lose hope in Allah’s boundless mercy:
Hum Ne Tu Jahanum Ki Bauhat Ki Tadbir
(No stone left unturned in our pursue for the hell)
Laikin Teri Rahmat Ne Gawara Na Kia
(Thwarted only by Allah’s boundless Mercy)
> ” Turn repentant to your Lord, and resign yourself to Him, before the chastisement comes to you, for then you shall not be helped”: (54)
> ” Follow the best of what has been sent down to you from your Lord, before the chastisement comes on you suddenly while you do not perceive”: (55)
> “Lest a soul should say: Alas, woe to me for what I neglected (my duty) towards Allah, and I was but among those who mocked”: (56)
> ” Or say: Had Allah guided me , I would certainly have been one of the pious”: (57)
> “Or say on seeing the chastisement: Were there for me a return, I would be among those who do good”: (58)
> ” Nay, verily My signs came to you, but you belied them, you were puffed up with pride and you were among the disbelievers”: (59)
> ” On the day of resurrection you shall see the faces of those who have told lies against Allah blackened. Is there not an abode in the hell for the arrogant”? (60)
Flag 8: The intercession and the Judgement belong to Allah alone: Evaluate your Options! O Infidels/Disbelievers/Sinners! Lest it is too Late: (Zumar-39: 43-60 & 64-65)
> ” Allah shall deliver those who safeguarded themselves against evil with full awareness of His laws to their positions of success. Evil shall not touch them, nor shall they grieve” : (61)
Flag 9: The Grateful (Muttaqins): Beyond the reach of evil: (Zumer-39: 61-63)
> ” Allah is creator of all things, and He is the guardian of all things”: (62)
> ” His are the keys of heavens and the earth; and those who disbelieve in the signs of Allah are the losers”: (63)
> ” Say (O Muhammad): O Ignorant people, do you bid me to worship any other than Allah”? (64)
> ” It has been to you and to those before you: Verily if you associate (any one with Allah), certainly all your deeds will come to nothing and you will surely be among the losers”: (65)
> ” So you must worship Allah alone and be among the grateful”: (66)
> ” They do not esteem Allah as is rightly due to Him. The whole earth shall be in His grip on the day of judgment, and the heavens will be rolled up in His right hand. Glory be to Him. High is He above what they associate with Him”: (67)
Flag 10: Glory be to Allah the High is He: (Zumer-39: 67)
> ” When the trumpet shall be blown then whosoever is in the heaven and whosoever is in the earth shall swoon away save those whom Allah wills (to keep alive); then (the trumpet) shall be blown again, and lo! they shall stand up waiting”: (68)
> ” The earth shall radiate with the light of her Lord, and the prophets and witnesses shall be summoned, and judgment will be passed between them with truth, and they shall not be dealt with unjustly”: (69)
> ” And each shall be paid in full for what it has done. He knows best what they do”: (70)
Flag 11: The Trumpets & the Judgement: (Zumer-39: 68-70)
> ” Those who disbelieve shall be driven into hell in hordes till, when they reach it and its doors shall be opened up; its keepers shall say to them: Did not messenger from among you come to you reciting to you the signs of your Lord, warning you of the meeting of this day? They shall say: Yes; however, the sentence of punishment has been proved just against the disbelievers”: (71)
> “Enter the gates of hell: they will be told. to live there forever”: (72)
Flag 12: On the Way to Hell: (Zumer-39: 32 & 71-72)
> ” Those who safeguard themselves against evil with full awareness of the laws made by their Lord shall be led to the garden in groups till, when they reach it and its doors are opened up, its keepers shall say to them: Peace be on you, be happy, so enter to live here forever”: (73)
> ” They shall say: All praise be to Allah Who has made good to us His promise and He made us inherit the earth; (now) we may dwell in the garden wherever we please. How excellent is the recompense of those who work (as guided by their Lord)”: (74)
Flag 13: On the Way to Paradise: (Zumer-39: 73-74):
> ” You shall see the angels circling around the arsh (the seat of divine authority), celebrating the praise of their Lord; and judgment shall be given between them with justice; and it shall be said: All praise to be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds”: (75)
Flag 14: Iblis’ challenge to Allah ends in Naught: Prostration due only to the One, the Only Sovereign and the Absolute Truth (Allah): (Zumer-39: 75)
(i) The verse above depicts the final episode of battle between Shaytan and Mankind initiated with the dialogue between Allah and Iblis concerning prostration to Adam and Iblis’s refusal to do the same.
(ii) Iblis failed to recognize Adam’s (ilm-knowledge) and the future potential of mankind.
(iii) Allah intends to show the results not only to Iblis but with all angels being witness to the end game.
(iv) The ensuing battle was between (ilm-knowledge) and (Jahal-ignorance) which is the opposite of the intellect based knowledge (ilm).
(v) Angels who prostrated to Adam were a witness to this battle.
(vi) Allah with infinite knowledge and wisdom knows everything, and could give judgement without going into further details.
(vii) Instead, on the day of judgement, Allah, in view of His ‘Absolute Justice’, intends to prove everything with the physical evidence inclusive of witnesses (Prophets, Imams, Angels and parts of the body of each individual) to certify their deeds.
(viii) Allah’s first creation, a product of (Kun-faya-Koon, Word, Ruh) was (intellect). All other creations including the universe followed.
(ix) On the authority of the (Ahlul Bay): The throne (Arsh) refers to the absolute wisdom of the Lord (Allah) and those who surround the divine wisdom on its outskirts are the angels and His chosen friends.
Surah Az Zumar ends
Separa-24 (Fa Man Azlamu) continues
> ” Ha Mim”: (01)
> ” The sending down (revelation) of the book is from Allah, the all-mighty, all-knowing”: (02)
Flag 15: (Quran): Greatest Revelation: (Mumin-40: 02: Ibrahim-14: 01-04: Zukhruf-43: 03-04: Shu’ara-26: 198-200: Waqiah-56: 78: Ha Mim-41: 41-42)
(i) Reconfirmation of the fact the whole Quran was revealed to the holy Prophet in a complete book form: (Ibrahim-14: 01).
(ii) Quran was neither edited nor arranged nor compiled by anyone after its revelation.
(iii) Gradual revelation as commanded by Allah followed subsequently.
(iv) The descending of Quran on Muhammad in Arabic in order to increase its acceptability to Arabs (Shua’ra-26: 198-199: Zukhruf-43: 03-04).
(v) Quran (Maknun: hidden, precious, well guarded) beyond the reach of any attempted alterations/additions/deletions or any other Shaytanic instigation (Waqiah-56: 78:Ha Mim-41: 41-42).
(vi) Only the following categories thoroughly purified by Allah (Ahzab-33: 33) can grasp its true meaning:
(vii) Further Quranic references concerning Rasekhoona-fil-Ilm, Utul-Ilm, Ulil Ilm and those who have knowledge of the book (Imran-03: 07/ Nisa 04:162/ Imran-03: 18/ Rad-13: 43/ Nahl: 16:27/ Bani Israil-17: 107/ Hajj-22: 54/ Anakbut-29: 49/ Rum-30: 56/ Saba-34: 06/ Muhammad-47: 16).
> ” Forgiver of sins, acceptor of repentance, severe in chastisement, Lord of bounty. There is no god but He, to Him is the ultimate end (of life journey)”: (03)
Flag 16: Is there anyone who has the power to do all this besides Allah: (Mumin-40: 03-04)
> “No one disputes the signs of Allah save those who disbelieve; so (O Muhammad) let not their wandering in the cities deceive you”: (04)
> ” The people of Nuh before them and the confederate tribes after them belied (Our signs), and every people plotted against their messenger in order to seize him, and disputed with him by means of false arguments to refute the truth; so I seized them. How (terrible) was My retribution”? (05)
> ” Thus the sentence of your Lord proved true against those who disbelieved that they are the inmates of the fire”: (06)
Flag 17: Persistent Rebellious Disbelievers up against the chastisement they earned: (Mumin-40: 05-06)
> ” The bearers of the arsh, and those around it, celebrate the praise of their Lord and believe in Him, and seek protection of those who believe: O our Lord, You comprehend everything in mercy and knowledge, therefore forgive those who turn repentant and follow your path, and save them from the torment of blazing fire”: (7)
Flag 18: Angels seeking forgiveness for the believers: Intercession by Allah’s Permission Confirmed: (Mumin-40: 07-09: Baqarah-2: 255: Yunus-10: 03: Maryam-19: 87: Taha-20: 109)
(i) Undermentioned verses confirm the concept of intercession by those who are permitted to do so by the Lord (Allah):
> ” Who can intercede with Him, except by His permission>>>”(Baqarah-2: 255)
> ” There is no intercessor save after His permission”(Yunus-10: 03)
> ” They shall have no power of intercession, save he who has taken a promise from the merciful”(Maryam-19: 87)
> ” On that day no intercession avails, save (that of) him to whom the merciful has given permission and whose word He accepts”(Taha-20: 109)
> ” O our Lord, admit them to ever blissful gardens which You have promised to them, and those who do good among their fathers, and their wives, and their children. Verily You are all-mighty, all-wise”: (08)
> ” Keep them away from evil; and whomsoever You keep away from evil this day, then surely You have bestowed mercy on him, and that is a great achievement”: (09)
> ” Verily those disbelieved shall be told: Verily Allah’s hatred toward you is much greater than your hatred of your own selves; you were called to the faith and you disbelieve”: (10)
> ” They shall say: O Our Lord, twice You made us die, and twice you made us live. We confess our sins. Is there still a way out (of this hell)”? (11)
> ” That (has come upon you) because when Allah alone was called upon, you disbelieved, and when partners were associated with Him, you believed: but authority is with Allah, most high, most great: (12)
Flag 19: Allah’s Hatred towards disbelievers: (Mumin-40: 10-12)
> ” He it is who shows you His signs and sends down sustenance for you from the heavens; but no one pays heed save he who turns (to Him)”: (13)
> ” So call upon Allah, devoting religion exclusively to Him – though the disbelievers be averse – “: (14)
> ” The exalter of the ranks, the Lord of the Arsh. He sends the spirit by His command to whomsoever He wills of His servants, that he may warn (men) of the day of the meeting”: (15)
Flag 20: Exalter of the Ranks: Lord of the Arsh: (Mumin-40: 13-15)
> ” The day when they shall come out (of their graves), with nothing of them hidden from Allah. Whose is the kingdom this day? (It is) Allah’s, the one the omnipotent: : (16)
> ” Each soul shall be recompensed that day for what it has earned. There shall be no injustice on that day. Verily Allah is swift at reckoning”: (17)
> ” Warn them of the approaching day when hearts will jump to the throats to choke (them). The unjust shall not have any friend nor an intercessor who will be listened to”: (18)
> ” He knows the treachery of the eye, and what the breasts conceal”: (19)
Flag 21: The knower of the deception by eyes and inner-most secrets of the hearts: (Mumin-40: 16-19)
> ” Allah judges with truth; but those whom they call upon besides Him are not able to judge at all. Verily Allah is all-hearing, all-seeing”: (20)
> ” Have they not traveled on the earth and seen as to what was the end of those who were before them? They were mightier than these in strength and in respect of relics (they left behind them) on the earth, yet Allah seized them for their sins, and they had no one to save them from Allah’s wrath”: (21)
> ” That was so because their messengers came with clear proofs to them, but they disbelieved, so Allah seized them. Verily He is mighty, severe in retribution”: (22)
Flag 22: The Judgement with Truth & Severe Retribution: (Mumin-40: 20-22)
> ” Verily We sent Musa with Our signs and clear authority”: (23)
> ” To Firawn , Haman and Qarun, but they said: (He is) a sorcerer, a liar”: (24)
> ” And when he brought the truth to them from Us, they said: Slay the sons of those who believe with him, and spare their women. But the plot of the disbelievers is bound to result in failure”: (25)
> ” Let me alone: Firawn said: I will slay Musa and let him call upon his Lord. Verily I fear that he will change your religion or spread mischief in the land”: (26)
> ” Musa said: Verily, I take refuge with my Lord and your Lord from every insolent offender who does not believe in the day of reckoning”: (27)
> ” A believer, a man from among the people of Firawn, who was concealing his faith said: Will you kill a man because he says: My Lord is Allah, when he has brought clear proofs to you from your Lord? If he is a liar, his lies will (recoil back) on him; and if he is truthful; then some of that wherewith he warns you will fall on you. Verily, Allah does not guide a transgressing liar”: (28)
> ” O my people, authority is yours today for being powerful in the land; but who will help us against the wrath of Allah if it comes on us? Firawn said: I show you only what I see, and guide you but in the right”: (29)
> ” He who believed said: O my people I fear for you like of the day (of disaster) of the communities”: (30)
> ” Like the people of Nuh, Ad and Thamud, and those (who came) after them. Allah does not intend (any) injustice to (His) servants”: (31)
> ” O my people, I fear for you the day of mutual calling”: (32)
> ” The day you shall turn away retreating (from judgement proceedings to the hell); (when) for you there shall be no saviour from (the wrath of) Allah. Whomsoever Allah leaves to stray, for him there shall be no guide”: (33)
> ” Yusuf had indeed come to you with clear proofs, but you did not cease to doubt what he had brought until, when he died, you said: Allah shall not raise a messenger after him. Thus Allah leaves the transgressing waster and doubter to stray”: (34)
> ” Those who dispute with signs of Allah, without any authority which has come to them, are greatly hated by Allah and by those who believe. Thus Allah seals the heart of every proud and obstinate oppressor”: (35)
Flag 23: Hated by Allah & the believers: The Feeling-less Proud Oppressors far, far away from truth: (Mumin-40: 35)
> ” Firawn said: Haman, build me a tower that I may reach the means of access”: (36)
> ” The means of access to the heavens, so that I may climb up to the God of Musa, and verily I think him to be a liar. Thus fair-seeming was made to Firawn the evil of his deed, and he was kept back from the right path; and the plot of Firawn led him to nothing but to (his own) ruin”: (37)
Flag 24: Building of Firawn-Haman Tower to reach Allah: Way to Oblivion: (Mumin-40: 23-37)
> ” He who believed said: O my people, follow me; I will show you the path of right guidance”: (38)
> ” O my people, the life of this world is but a passing enjoyment, and verily, everlasting is the abode of the hereafter”: (39)
> ” Whosoever does evil shall not be requited save the like of it; and whosoever, male or female, does good, and is a believer, shall enter the garden, where they shall be given sustenance without measure”: (40)
> ” O my people, how (strange) is it that I invited you to salvation and you invite to fire”: (41)
> ” You call me to disbelieve in Allah and associate with him that of which I have no knowledge, and I invite you to all-mighty, the oft forgiving”: (42)
> ” Without doubt, you call me to that which has no right to be invoked in this world nor in the hereafter, and verily our return is to Allah, and the transgressors shall be the inmates of fire”: (43)
> ” You will soon remember what I say to you, and I entrust my affair to Allah; verily Allah keeps an eye on (His) servants”: (44)
Flag 25: Warning from ‘Mumin Ale Firawn’: Believe in Allah or facing the fire is inevitable: (Mumin-40: 44)
(i) Further reference (Mumin-Ale-Firawn: Qasas-28: 20).
> ” Allah saved him from the evil they planned, and the evil of chastisement encompassed the people of Firawn”: (45)
Flag 26: Mumin-Ale-Firawn: (Mumin-40: 28-45)
> ” The fire; they shall be exposed to it morning and evening. The day the hour (of reckoning) is established (the sentence shall be): Admit the people of Firawn to the severest chastisement”: (46)
> ” When they shall wrangle together in the fire, the weak shall say to those who were arrogant: Verily we were your followers, so will you take over from us some share of the fire”? (47)
> ” Those who were arrogant shall say: Verily, all of us are in it. Verily, Allah has judged between (His) servants”: (48)
> ” Those in the fire shall say to the guards of hell: Pray to your Lord that he may lighten the torment (at least) by a day for us”: (49)
> ” They will say: Did not your messengers come to you with clear proofs? They will say: Yes.They will say: Then pray. But the praying of disbelievers will be all in vain” : (50)
Flag 27: Vain is the praying of Disbelievers: (Mumin-40: 50)
> ” Verily, We help our messengers, and those who believe, in the life of this world, and on the day the witnesses shall stand forth”: (51)
Flag 28: Messengers Helped: Chastisement for disbelievers likes of Firawn, Haman, Qarun & others: (Mumin 40: 23-53)
> ” The day when their excuses will not benefit the unjust, and the curse and the evil abode will be theirs”: (52)
> ” Verily We gave Musa the guidance, and We caused the children of Israil to inherit the book”: (53)
> ” A guidance and a reminder to the men endued with wisdom”: (54)
Flag 29: Guidance for the (Ulil-albab:Those endowed with wisdom/knowledge): (Mumin-40: 54: Zumar-39: 09 & 17-19)
(i) On the authority of Imam Jafar Sadiq: Those who know refers to the (Ahul Bayt) whereas those who do not know refers to the opponents of (Ahlul Bayt).
(ii) (men of understanding:Ulul-albab) refers to the sincere devotees of the (Ahlul Bayt).
(iii) Other relevant references: ‘Those who have been given knowledge’ (Utul ilm) refers to the thoroughly purified by Allah ( Ahlul Bayt:Ahzab-33: 33).
(iv) Further Quranic references concerning Rasekhoona-fil-Ilm, Utul-Ilm, Ulil Ilm and those who have knowledge of the book (Imran-03: 07/ Nisa 04:162/ Imran-03: 18/ Rad-13: 43/ Nahl:16:27/ Bani Israil-17: 107/ Hajj-22: 54/ Anakbut-29: 49/ Rum-30: 56/ Saba-34: 06/ Muhammad-47: 16).
> ” So be patient: Verily the promise of Allah is true. Seek protection for your (follower’s) shortcomings and celebrate the praises of your Lord in the evening and the morning”: (55)
Flag 30: Prayer Timings: (Mumin-40: 55)
(i) Particular emphasis on evening and morning prayers.
> ” Verily, those who dispute about the signs of Allah without any authority having come to them, there is nothing in their breasts save (a vain desire for) greatness which they will never attain. So take refuge in Allah. Verily he is all-hearing, all-seeing”: (56)
Flag 31: Self centred and exaggerated personal ego condemned: (Mumin-40: 56)
(i) Shaytan’s fundamental tool to induct individuals in his camp is inculcating the desire to have the best of everything for the self. Included therein are overriding considerations with respect to personal (wealth, knowledge, respect, family, standing amongst peers, authority, etc) using lawful or unlawful means. An enhanced desire for the same turns the life of an individual into a self-serving robot with everything about (Me).
(ii) Contrary to the above, for a truthful believer, life in this world inclusive of any or all affairs, revolves around (He) which is Allah. Included therein is absolute understanding and implementation of the divine laws (Taqwa).
> ” The creation of heavens and earth is indeed greater than the creation of mankind but most people do not know”: (57)
Flag 32: The Creation of the Universe is greater than the creation of Mankind: (Mumin-40: 56-59)
(i) While the complexity of the creation of both mankind and the universe may be matching, there is little comparison in terms of scale. Obviously, the creation of the universe stands out in its unmatched greatness.
(ii) Based on size alone, mankind and the universe must be seen as the opposite of one another.
(iii) Proponents of exaggerate (unlimited ) ego, must realise there insignificance compared to Allah’s other creations with universe being a ready reference.
(iv) Their inability to concede to their insignificance (and return to Allah) is a manifestation of their total blindness while they do not know.
> ” The blind and seeing are not alike, nor those who believe and do good (are like) those who do evil. Little do you reflect”: (58)
> ” Verily, the hour of reckoning will come there is no doubt about it; but most people do not believe”: (59)
Flag 33: Emphasis on the understanding of Unikes (Opposites): Allah’s sign to be sure of the certainty of the upcoming ‘Hour’. (Mumin-40: 54-59 & 61-63)
(i) Note alike are the (mankind and the universe in size), nor (blind and seeing), nor (believers and disbelievers), or (day and night), (good and evil), etc.
(ii) Mankind must think, evaluate and prepare for the inevitable ‘Hour’.
> ” Your Lord says: Call to Me, I will answer you. Verily those who are too arrogant to worship Me, shall soon enter hell disgraced”: (60)
Flag 34: How to make (Duas: Submissions) effective: Allah Listens to Prayers (Duas) with assurance to Answer: (Mumin-40: 60)
(i) Allah has given man permission to invoke Him with an assured response.
(ii) All submissions (Duas) must only be directed to Allah alone (Ayaka Na-Budu Wa Ayaka Nastaeen: Fatihah-01: 05) as none other than Him carries any authority to accept or reject the same.
(iii) Nevertheless, Allah directs ‘Seeking of means of access (Wasila)’ to approach Him (Maidah-5: 35)
(iv) If Allah had willed He could have guided mankind directly through inspiration, but in His infinite wisdom, He had not deemed it desirable. Instead he conveyed through representatives (Prophets).
(v) It is therefore necessary to seek (Wasila) to successfully approach Allah.
(vi) For faithfuls, these include Muhammad and the (Ahlul Bayt) who have been thoroughly purified by Allah (Azab-33: 33)
> ” Allah is He who has made night for you so that you may rest in it and the day to give you light. Allah is gracious to man, but most people do not give thanks”: (61)
> ” He is Allah, your Lord, the creator of everything. There is no God but He. Whither then you are turning away”? (62)
Flag 35: Allah! What ails you to see, feel, acknowledge and surrender to Him? (Mumin-40: 62-67)
> ” In this way have turned away those who denied the signs of Allah”: (63)
> ” Allah is He who made the earth a dwelling for you, and the heaven a canopy, and has shaped you in goodly form and provided for you sustenance of goodly things. He is Allah your Lord, So praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds”: (64)
> ” He is ever-living. There is no God but He. So call upon Him and be sincerely devoted to His religion. Praise be to Allah the Lord of the worlds”: (65)
> ” Say: Verily I am forbidden to worship those you call upon besides Allah since clear proof have come to me from my Lord, and I am commanded to submit myself to the Lord of the worlds”: (66)
> ” He it is Who created you from dust, then from a sperm-drop, then from a clot, then he brings you forth as a child; then lets you reach your age of full strength, then lets you become old – though some of you die before – and lets you reach the appointed term; and (all this is related) that haply you may understand”: (67)
> ” He it is who gives you life and death, and when he decrees an affair, He only says to it ‘Be’, and ‘It is'”: (68)
Flag 36: Understand! O You products of (Kun-fa-Yakoon, Word, Ruh): Is it not enough for the children of Adam to understand? (Mumin-40: 68: Yasin-36: 82: Imran-3: 59 & 47: Baqarah-2: 117: Maryam-19: 35)
(i) Neither science nor any other religion, faith, cult, etc can have another answer to the creation of universe inclusive of that exists in it.
(ii) An unqualified surrender to Allah and His will is the only answer short of facing consequences repeatedly highlighted in the Quran.
> ” Do you not see how those who dispute signs of Allah are turned away”? (69)
> ” Those who belie the book and what We sent with Our messenger, will soon come to know”: (70)
> ” When with fetters and chains around their necks they will be dragged”: (71)
> ” Through boiling water; then they shall be burned in fire”: (72)
> ” Then it shall be said to them: Where are those whom you used to worship”? (73)
> ” Beside Allah? They shall say: They have left us in the lurch and fled. Nay, we did not call upon anything before. Thus does Allah leave the disbelievers to stray”: (74)
> ” (It will be said to them): This is so because you exulted in the land without right, and you were insolent”: (75)
> ” Enter the gate of hell to abide in it forever. Wretched shall be the abode of the arrogant”: (76)
Flag 37: The lost opportunities to yield to Allah’s Signs: (Mumin-40: 61-80)
(i) Consider the stages of your life cycle and understand the multiple opportunities to reform yourself provided by Allah so that you may understand.
> ” So be patient, verily the promise of Allah is true. Whether we let you see that with which We threatened them, or We cause you to die (before that), unto Us (they all) shall be returned”: (77)
> ” Verily We sent messengers before you. There are those among them We have related to you and there are those We have not related to you. It was not given to any messenger that he should bring a sign (miracle) save with Allah’s permission, but at the behest of Allah (it) was executed with truth; and those who stood on falsehood were the losers”: (78)
Flag 38: The known and unknown messengers of Allah: (Mumin-40: 78)
> ” Allah is He who has made the cattle for you so that some you ride and some you may eat”: (79)
> ” There are (other) benefits for you in them, so that you may satisfy through them any need that is in your breasts; and upon them and upon ships you are borne”: (80)
> ” He shows you His signs. Which of the signs of Allah will you then deny”? (81)
Flag 39: Which of Allah’s Signs shall you continue to deny: (Mumin-40: 81 & Raham-55: 13,16, 18 & more)
> ” Have they not traveled in the land and seen how was the end of those before them? They were far more numerous than they and mightier in strength and relics (they left behind) on the earth, yet nothing of what they were earning profited them”: (82)
> ” For when their messengers came to them with clear proofs, they exulted in the knowledge which was with them, and what they used to mock encompassed them” : (83)
Flag 40: The unduly proud mankind exulting in its knowledge? (Mumin-40: 83)
(i) The limited knowledge of Allah’s Way (Sunnat) is commonly known as Science in the contemporary environment.
(ii) The scientific pursuit, a function of intellect based knowledge (with ever changing scope and findings) is entirely in line with Allah’s command to pursue knowledge (ilm).
(iii) The exultant mankind, during the course of its life cycle, persistently ignoring Allah’s message brought forward by His prophets, continue to take unabated pride in its knowledge of some of Allah’s laws (Sunnat).
(iv) While the previous generations have already faced chastisement for their rebellious exultant, ignorance and disbelief; there is no reason to believe that the contemporary world shall be an exception to Allah’s Way (Sunnat).
> ” When they saw Our punishment, they said: We believe in the one and only Allah and reject those we used to associate with Him”: (84)
> ” But their professing the faith did not profit them after they had seen our punishment. (Such has been) Allah’s way of dealing with His servants. Thus were the disbelievers destroyed”: (85)
Flag 41: Prophesying belief on the threshold is not accepted being Allah’s Way (Sunnat): (Mumin-40: 85)
(i) Belief in Allah by Firawn while drowning (Yunus-10: 90) and others making declarations while under chastisement (People of Lut, Salih, etc) are all examples.
Surah Al Mumin-40 ends
Separa-24 (Faman Azlamu) continues
> ” Ha Mim: (01)
> ” A sending down (revelation) from the beneficent, the merciful”: (02)
> ” A book whose verses are fully expounded, a Quran in Arabic, for people who know”: (03)
> ” A bearer of glad tidings and a warner, yet most of them turn away and do not listen”: (04)
Flag 42: Quran: Systematically Presented & Explained Verses in Arabic for those who are Knowledgeable: (Ha Mim-41: 02-04 & 44)
(i) (Quran): Greatest Revelation: (Mumin-40: 02: Ibrahim-14: 01-04: Zukhruf-43: 03-04: Shu’ara-26: 198-200: Waqiah-56: 78)
(ii) Reconfirmation of the fact the whole Quran was revealed to the holy Prophet in a complete book form: (Ibrahim-14: 01).
(iii) Quran was neither edited nor arranged nor compiled by anyone after its revelation.
(iv) Gradual revelation as commanded by Allah followed subsequently.
(v) The descending of Quran on Muhammad in Arabic in order to increase its acceptability to Arabs (Shua’ra-26: 198-199: Zukhruf-43: 03-04).
(vi) Quran (Maknun: hidden, precious, well guarded) beyond the reach of any attempted alterations/additions/deletions or any other Shaytanic instigation (Waqiah-56: 78:Ha Mim-41: 41-42).
(vii) Only the following, thoroughly purified by Allah (Ahzab-33: 33), can grasp its true meaning:
(viii) Further Quranic references concerning Rasekhoona-fil-Ilm, Utul-Ilm, Ulil Ilm and those who have knowledge of the book (Imran-03: 07/ Nisa 04:162/ Imran-03: 18/ Rad-13: 43/ Nahl: 16:27/ Bani Israil-17: 107/ Hajj-22: 54/ Anakbut-29: 49/ Rum-30: 56/ Saba-34: 06/ Muhammad-47: 16).
> ” And they say: Our hearts are covered against what you invite us to, and there is a heaviness in our ears, and veil lies between us and you, So (act in your way), verily we act in our way”: (05)
> ” Say (O Muhammad): I am a man like you; It is revealed to me that your God is one God, so stand upright (attentive) to Him and seek His forgiveness. Woe to those who associate (false gods) with Allah”: (06)
> ” Who do not give poor-rate, and do not believe in the hereafter”: (07)
Flag 43: Those Who Refuse to Avail Guidance: (Ha Mim-41: 04-07)
(i) Belief in (Tawhid:Unity) is a prerequisite. Other obligations such as (Zakat, Salat, Fasting, other) are all subsequent actions.
> ” Verily, those who believe and do good shall have a never-ending reward”: (08)
Flag 44: Reward with no limits for the Believers: (Ha Mim-41: 08)
> ” Say: do you really disbelieve in Him who created the earth in two days, and you set-up equals to Him? He is the Lord of the worlds”: (09)
> ” He put firm mountains therein rising above its surface, bestowed blessings on it, and ingrained its means of sustenance within it, in four days, appropriate, alike for the seekers”: (10)
> ” Then He turned to heaven, and it was smoke. So he said to it and the earth; come you two, willingly or unwillingly. They said We come willingly”: (11)
> ” Then he made seven heavens in two days, and revealed to each heaven its task. We adorned the lower heaven with lights (bright stars) and guarded it (with angels). That is the decree of the all-mighty, the all-knowing”: (12)
Flag 45: The Stepwise Creation of Earth in its Solar System Explained: (Ha Mim-41: 09-12)
(i) Other references concerning creation of the universe: (Araf-7: 54: Yunus-10: 03: Hud-11: 07:Sajdah-32: 04): identifying a six day period for creation.
(ii) (Yawm: Day) used in some places in Quran is not the day in relation to earth’s solar system.
(iii) At the time when there was no solar system(s), the (Day) may refer to a period with its duration known only to Allah.
(iv) The first two days of creation of earth may refer to the very first two stages.
(v) Similarly, four days with respect to completion of earth and its environment (heavens) may also represent four different stages of creation.
(vi) Extracts from the existing scientific understanding of the formation of Nebula is summarised below. It is easy to conclude that the same is a step-forwarded in recognising Allah’s Way (Sunnat). An unqualified surrender to His will by all (Disbelievers and those perplexed individuals standing on a threshold of belief and disbelief) is the only option.
(vii) The Nebular hypothesis is the most widely accepted model in the field of cosmogony to explain the formation and evolution of the Solar System (as well as other planetary systems). It suggests that the Solar System formed from gas and dust orbiting the Sun. The theory was developed by Emmanuel Kant and published in his Allgemeine Naturgeschichte und Theorie des Himmels (“Universal Natural History and Theory of the Heavens”), published in 1755 and then modified in 1796 by Pierre Laplace. Originally applied to the Solar System, the process of planetary system formation is now thought to be at work throughout the universe. The widely accepted modern variant of the nebular theory is the solar nebular disk model (SNDM) or solar nebular model. It offered explanations for a variety of properties of the Solar System, including the nearly circular and co-planar orbits of the planets, and their motion in the same direction as the Sun’s rotation. Some elements of the original nebular theory are echoed in modern theories of planetary formation, but most elements have been superseded.
(viii) According to the nebular theory, stars form in massive and dense clouds of molecular hydrogen—giant molecular clouds (GMC). These clouds are gravitationally unstable, and matter coalesces within them to smaller denser clumps, which then rotate, collapse, and form stars. Star formation is a complex process, which always produces a gaseous protoplanetary disk (proplyd) around the young star. This may give birth to planets in certain circumstances, which are not well known. Thus the formation of planetary systems is thought to be a natural result of star formation. A Sun-like star usually takes approximately 1 million years to form, with the protoplanetary disk evolving into a planetary system over the next 10–100 million years.
(ix) The protoplanetary disk is an accretion disk that feeds the central star. Initially very hot, the disk later cools in what is known as the T Tauri star stage; here, formation of small dust grains made of rocks and ice is possible. The grains eventually may coagulate into kilometer-sized planetesimals. If the disk is massive enough, the runaway accretions begin, resulting in the rapid—100,000 to 300,000 years—formation of Moon- to Mars-sized planetary embryos.
(x) Near the star, the planetary embryos go through a stage of violent mergers, producing a few terrestrial planets. The last stage takes approximately 100 million to a billion years.
(xi) The formation of giant planets is a more complicated process. It is thought to occur beyond the frost line, where planetary embryos mainly are made of various types of ice. As a result, they are several times more massive than in the inner part of the protoplanetary disk. What follows after the embryo formation is not completely clear. Some embryos appear to continue to grow and eventually reach 5–10 Earth masses—the threshold value, which is necessary to begin accretion of the hydrogen–helium gas from the disk. The accumulation of gas by the core is initially a slow process, which continues for several million years, but after the forming protoplanet reaches about 30 Earth masses (M⊕) it accelerates and proceeds in a runaway manner. Jupiter- and Saturn-like planets are thought to accumulate the bulk of their mass during only 10,000 years. The accretion stops when the gas is exhausted. The formed planets can migrate over long distances during or after their formation. Ice giants such as Uranus and Neptune are thought to be failed cores, which formed too late when the disk had almost disappeared.
> ” If even then they turn away, say: I warn you of thunderbolt like thunderbolt (that fell upon people) of Ad and Thamud”: (13)
> ” When messengers came to them from before them and from behind them, saying: Do not worship anyone but Allah. They said: Had our Lord willed, He would certainly have sent the angels down. We disbelieve in that with which you have been sent”: (14)
> ” As to the people of Ad, they swelled with pride in the land without right, and they said: Who is mightier than us in power? Did they not see that Allah, who created them, is mightier in power than they? Yet they used to deny Our signs”: (15)
> ” So We sent upon them a violent wind in ill-fated days, that We might make them taste the torment of disgrace in the life of this world, and certainly the chastisement of the hereafter is more humiliating, while they shall not receive any help”: (16)
> ” As to the people of Thamud We guided them but they preferred blindness to guidance: so the torment of a humiliating chastisement sized them because of what they used to earn”: (17)
Flag 46: Failure to Submit to Allah’s Signs (Guidance/Will) & the Chastisement: (Ha Mim: 06 & 13-17)
> ” We rescued those who believed and safe guarded themselves against evil with full awareness of divine laws”: (18)
Flag 47: (Mutaqin) Saved: (Ha Mim-41: 18)
> ” On the day when the enemies of Allah shall be together at the fire, they will be ranked in groups”: (19)
> ” Until when they come to it, their ears and their eyes and their skins will bear witness against them as to what they used to do”: (20)
> ” They shall say to their skins: Why did you testify against us? They shall say: Allah Who makes everything speak, made us speak. It is He who created you for the first time, and to him you are (now) returned”: (21)
> ” You did not hide yourself lest your ears, your eyes, and your skin should bear witness against you, but you thought that Allah does not know most of what you used to do”: (22)
> ” It is your (evil) conjecture, which you did speculate about your Lord, that caused your ruin, so you have become of the losers”: (23)
Flag 48: Eyes, Ears and Skin amongst the witnesses on the ‘Day’: (Ha Mim: 41: 13-23)
> ” Even if they are patient, they are abode is hell; or if they beg for favour, they shall not be of those who receive favours”: (24)
> ” We have appointed for them close companions who have made fair-seeming to them which was before them and that which was behind them; and the sentence (passed) against them proved just, as it did against the communities of jinn and men before them. Verily they were the losers”: (25)
Flag 49: Imposed Shaytanic take over of the persistent disbelieving communities of Jinn & Men: (Ha Mim: 24-25)
> ” Those who disbelieve say: Do not listen to this Quran, and make (a lot of unnecessary) noise while it is being recited that you may prevail”: (26)
> ” So, verily We will make those who disbelieve taste a severe chastisement, and verily We will retribute them for the worst of what they used to do”: (27)
> ” That shall be the requital for the enemies of Allah, the fire, an abode where they shall abide for ever, a punishment for as much as they used to deny Our signs”: (28)
> ” Those who disbelieve will say: O Our Lord, show us those among the jinn and men who had led us astray. We will trample them under our feet so that they may become of those who are the lowest”: (29)
Flag 50: Allah’s enemies: Refusing to listen to Quranic Recitation: (Ha Mim-41: 26-29)
> ” Verily the angels descend on those who say: ‘Allah is our Lord’, and then remain steadfast, saying: Do not fear, nor grieve. Receive the glad tidings of the garden which was promised to you”: (30)
> ” We are your guardians in the life of this world and in the hereafter, where you will have whatever you desire for yourself, and therein yours shall be whatever you ask for”: (31)
> ” A hospitable welcome from oft-forgiving, the most merciful Lord”: (32)
> ” And who is better in speech than who calls to Allah and does good and says: I am one of the Muslims”: (33)
Flag 51: The Sincere Believers on whom angels descend: (Ha Mim-41: 30-33)
> ” Good and evil are not alike. Repel (evil) with what is better, then lo! he, between whom and you was enmity, will become as though he was an intimate friend”: (34)
> ” And none is granted this save those who are steadfast, and none is granted this save the possessor of greatest good fortune”: (35)
Flag 52: Repelling Evil with Good is Step Forward towards Good Fortune: (Ha Mim-41: 34-35)
> ” If an enticement is made to you by Shaytan seek refuge in Allah. Verily He is all-hearing , all-seeing”: (36)
Flag 53: Refuge in Allah is Protection against Shaytan: (Ha Mim-41: 36)
> ” Among His signs are the night, and the day and the sun and the moon. Do not prostrate before the sun and moon, but prostrate before Allah who created them, if it is He whom you worship”: (37)
> ” If they become arrogant, then, verily those who are with your Lord, glorify Him night and day, and they do not grow weary of (doing so)”: (38)
Flag 54: The Spiritual aspect of (Beings Existence) Highlighted: (Ha Mim-41: 38)
> ” Among His signs is this that the earth you see barren and lying withered begins to stir and sprout when We send down rain upon it. Verily He who gives it life will certainly give life to the dead. Verily He has power over all things”: (39)
Flag 55: The Spiritual Existence and (Life-Death-Life) Cycle of Creations amongst Allah’s Signs: (Ha Mim-41: 37-39)
> ” Verily those who distort Our signs are not hidden from Us. Is he then who is cast into the fire better or who he comes out safe on the day of judgment? Do whatever you like, verily He sees all that you do”: (40)
Flag 56: Warning to those who distort Allah’s Signs and/or Message: (Ha Mim-41: 40)
> ” Verily those who disbelieve in the reminder when it comes to them (should know) that, verily, it (Quran) is an unassailable book”: (41)
> ” Falsehood cannot come at it from before it or from behind it. It is a revelation from the all-wise, the owner of the praise”: (42)
Flag 57: Quran: The Unassailable Book: Beyond the Reach of any falsehood: Irrespective of its nature or source: (Ha Mim-41:41-42:Waqiah-56: 77-79)
> ” Nothing is said to you save what had been said to the messengers before you. Verily, your Lord is Lord of forgiveness and (also) the Lord of grievous retribution”: (43)
Flag 58: No contradiction between message of Quran and Allah’s earlier Books: (Ha Mim-41: 43)
> ” If we had made it a Quran (in language) other than Arabic, they would surely have said: Why have not its verses made clear? A non-Arabic tongue and he (the messenger) an Arab? Say: For those who believe in it is a guidance and a cure; but those who do not believe – in their ears is a heaviness, and to them it is blindness. They are (like those) who are called to from a place far off”: (44)
Flag 59: Logic of Quran in Arabic Explained: The contrasting effect of Quranic verses on believers and disbelievers: (Ha Mim-41: 02-03 & 44)
> ” Verily We gave Musa the book, but disputes arose therein. Had not a word gone forth from your Lord, there would certainly have been a judgment (decreed) between them. Verily they are in doubt about it and uneasy”: (45)
Flag 60: The perplexed state and doubts plaguing Children of Israil: (Ha Mim-41: 45)
> Whoever does good does so for his own good, and whosoever does evil does against his own soul. Your Lord is not unjust to His servants”: (46)
Flag 61: The indelible nature of individual lifetime doings which is in its own hands: Do not blame destiny! (Ha Mim-41: 46)
(i) Free hand to opt for a good or evil way is in every individual’s own hands.
(ii) Allah provides guidance to anyone who looks for it and multiplies returns for the seekers without any limit.
Khudi Ko Kar Buland Itna Ke Har Taqdeer Se Pehle
(Strive and continue raising your esteem to a level past the threshold of luck)
Khuda Bandey Se Khud Puchhe Bata Teri Raza Kiya Hey
(So that God may Himself ask you to specify your wish)
(iii) The ungratefulness and/or being a liar repel the divine guidance.