Benefits and Virtues of Surah 75 Al-Qiyamah

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75. Al-Qiyamah

75.1 Musa b. Abi ‘A’ishah (رضي الله عنه) said

A man used to pray on the roof of his house. When he recited the verse

﴾ أليس ذلك بقادر على أن يحيي الموتى ﴿

“Is not He able to bring the dead to life?” (75:40)

he would say:

سبحانك فبلى

“Glory be to You, then, why not?”

They asked him about it, and he replied: “I heard it from the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم)”.

Abu Dawud said : Ahmad (b. Hanbal) said: It is pleasing to me that one should recite in the obligatory prayer those supplications which have occurred in the Quran.

Sunan Abi Dawud 884

75.2 Narrated Abu Hurayrah (رضي الله عنه)

The Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: When one of you recites “By the fig and the olive” (Surah 95) and comes to its end

 ﴾ أليس الله بأحكم الحاكمين ﴿

“Is not Allah the best judge?” (95:8),

he should say:

بلى وأنا على ذلك من الشاهدين

“Certainly, and I am one of those who testify to that.”

When one recites “I swear by the Day of Resurrection” (Surah 75) and comes to

 ﴾ أليس ذلك بقادر على أن يحيي الموتى ﴿

“Is not that one able to raise the dead to life? (75:40),

he should say:

بَلَى

“Certainly.”

And when one recites “By those that are sent” (Surah 77), and comes to

﴾ فبأي حديث بعده يؤمنون ﴿

“Then in what message after that will they believe? ” (77:50),

he should say:

آمنا بالله

“We believe in Allah.”

The narrator Isma’il (ibn Umayyah) said: I beg to repeat (this tradition) before the Bedouin (who reported this tradition) so that I might see whether he (was mistaken).

He said: My nephew, do you think that I did not remember it? I performed sixty hajj (pilgrimages); there is no hajj but I recognize the camel on which I performed it.

Sunan Abi Dawud 887

75.3 Narrated Ibn `Abbas (رضي الله عنه)

(As regards) Allah’s Statement:

﴾ لا تحرك به لسانك لتعجل به ﴿

“Move not your tongue concerning (the Qur’an) to make haste therewith.” (75:16)

When Gabriel revealed the Divine Inspiration in Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم), the Prophet moved his tongue and lips, and that state used to be very hard for him, and that movement indicated that revelation was taking place. So Allah revealed in Surat Al-Qiyama which begins: ‘I do swear by the Day of Resurrection…’ (Surah 75) the Verses:

 لا تحرك به لسانك لتعجل به ﴿

﴾ إن علينا جمعه وقرآنه

‘Move not your tongue concerning (the Qur’an) to make haste therewith. It is for Us to collect it (Qur’an) in your mind, and give you the ability to recite it by heart. (75:16-17)

Ibn `Abbas added: It is for Us to collect it (Qur’an) (in your mind), and give you the ability to recite it by heart means, “When We reveal it, listen. Then it is for Us to explain it,” means, ‘It is for us to explain it through your tongue.’ So whenever Gabriel came to Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) ‘ he would keep quiet (and listen), and when the Angel left, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) would recite that revelation as Allah promised him.

Sahih al-Bukhari Vol. 6, Book 60, Hadith 451

75.4 Ibn Abbas narrated (رضي الله عنه)

Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) said, “Whosoever recites Surah Al- Waqi’ah every night will be protected from poverty and need. Whosoever recited Surah Al-Qiyamah every night, will come before Allah on the Day of Judgement and his face will be shining like the moon of the fourteenth night.”

(Kanz al-Ummal)

75.5 Hafiz Ibn Kathir (رحمه الله) related about

﴾ إلى ربها ناظرة ﴿

Looking at their Lord (75:23)

This is just as was recorded by Al-Bukhari in his Sahih, “Verily, you all will see your Lord with your own eyes.” The believers seeing Allah in the abode of the Hereafter has been confirmed in the authentic Hadiths from numerous routes of transmission with the scholars of Hadith. It is not possible to deny this or refuse it.

Examples would be the Hadiths of Abu Sa`id and Abu Hurayrah, and they are both recorded in the Two Sahihs. They both mentioned that some people said, “O Messenger of Allah! Will we see our Lord on the Day of Judgement?” The Prophet said, “Are you harmed by seeing the sun and the moon when there are no clouds beneath them?” They replied, “No.” The Prophet then said, “Then you will surely see your Lord like that.”

In the Two Sahihs it is recorded from Jabir that he said, “The Messenger of Allah looked at the moon on a night when it was full, and he said, “Verily, you will see your Lord just as you see this moon! So if you are able to avoid missing a prayer before the rising of the sun (Fajr prayer) or before its setting (`Asr prayer) then do so.”

Among the Hadiths, which Muslim was alone in recording, is a narration from Suhayb that the Prophet said, “When the people of Paradise enter the Paradise, Allah will say, ‘Do you want me to give you anything extra?’ They will say, ‘Haven’t You whitened our faces, haven’t You entered us into Paradise and saved us from the Fire!’ Then He will remove the veil and they will not be given anything more beloved to them than looking at their Lord, and that will be the extra (Ziyadah). Then he recited this Ayah,

﴾ للذين أحسنوا الحسنى وزيادة ﴿

For those who have done good is the best and extra (Ziyadah) (10:26)

Also among the Hadiths, which Muslim was alone in recording, is the Hadith of Jabir in which the Prophet said, “Verily, Allah will appear before the believers while He is laughing.” This will take place on the open plains of the Resurrection place. In some of these Hadiths, it mentions that the believers will be looking at their Lord on the open plains and some mention that this will occur in the Gardens of Paradise.

(Tafsir Ibn Kathir)

The identity in the fingerprint

Al-Wahidi  recorded in Asbab Al-Nuzul that ‘Adiyy ibn Rabi‘ah went to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) and said: “Tell me about the Day of Arising, when is it going to be? How is it going to be?” The Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, answered his questions. Then ‘Adiyy said: “If I were to see that Day with my own eyes, I would not accept what you say, O Muhammad, as true nor would I believe in you. Can Allah really assemble these bones?” And so Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) revealed

﴾ أيحسب الإنسان ألن نجمع عظامه ﴿

 Does man think that We will not assemble his bones?

﴾ بلى قادرين على أن نسوي بنانه ﴿

 Yes. [We are] Able [even] to proportion his fingertips. (75:2-3)

While it is stated in the Qur’an that it is easy for Allah to bring man back to life after death, peoples’ fingerprints are particularly emphasized. Everyone, including identical twins, has a unique fingerprint. However, what is important is that this feature of fingerprints was only discovered in the late 19th century. This coding system may also be compared to the bar-code system that is used today. In other words, people’s identities are coded at their fingertips (Miracles of the Quran).

75.6 Abd bin Hameed and Ibn Munzir narrated from Hazrat Qatadah (رضي الله عنه) that

Hazrat Umar bin Khattab (رضي الله عنه) said, “Whoever wants to know about the Day of Resurrection then he should read Surat Al-Qiyamah”. (والله أعلم)

(Dur Al-Manthur)

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