Tafseer Surah Yaseen 48-50

Recap:

  • the 3 ayah yesterday was the first part of the conclusion of the middle passage(2nd part of the surah) of the surah
  • 1st part focused heavily on risaalah (messengerhood)
  • 2nd part/passage of surah focuses on concept of tauheed, the central and most important concept of tauheed, oneness of Allah
  • yesterda’s lesson:  when these people were told to live life of consciouness so they can get mercy from Allah and whenever signs came they’d completely ignore and walk away from it
  • last part of yesterday’s lesson, ayat 47, when they were told to spend from that Allah had provided for them
  • the disbelievers said, “should we feed those whom if Allah would have wanted to feed, He would feed them Himself?”
  • now it shows the arrogance and stubbornness and there is persistence on disobedience and ungratefulness and disbelief
  • leads to brain not functioning, people start to say unreasonable things, to speak in appropriate tones and manners
  • see where their disbelief and arrogance has taken them – depths of stupidity, foolishness
  • in following ayah that are going to be covered today, Allah doesn’t speak about how foolish they are but Allah let that speaks for itself
  • it’s so foolish, so blatant that it speaks for itself
  • they’re reminded over and over again and they respond in same way, arrogance, stubbornness, eventually a warning is issued to them
  • “listen, you need to realize the error of your ways, otherwise something horrible could come to you, you have to deal with consequences.”
  • once again their kufr, arrogance doesn’t allow them to hear the message, they respond with even more arrogance and mockery

 

Ayat 48

 

36:48
Sahih International
And they say, “When is this promise, if you should be truthful?”
  • in mudhaari’ مُضَارِع form – they continue to say this, they are saying and will continue to say
  • “when will this promise come if you’re actually telling the truth/such people of morality and truthfulness as you claim ?”
  • wa’d وَعد – promise
  • see the arrogance, conceit, the mockery

Ayat 49

36:49
Sahih International
They do not await except one blast which will seize them while they are disputing.
  • allah gives stern warning here
  • they’re not waiting except for sayh7ah صَيحَه
  • sayh7ah صَيحَه – piercing deafening, blast, loud sound
  • one loud explosion, sound that will snatch them up while they are arguing and debating
  • previous passage also ended on same note (the man from the farthest part of the city came and they killed him and Allah in turn destroyed the people with a loud sayh7ah صَيحَه, Allah didn’t even bother to bring down any elaborate punishment, they were just put out like putting out a candle)
  • they can continue to disobey, reject, refuse clear evident signs of Allah that are all around them,
  • they’re basically saying, “bring it on!”
  • Allah says that they’re waiting for nothing but one loud deafening loud explosion sound, they’ll be done in an instant while they’re talking, debating, arguing with each other
  • the same jeering,  as they’re standing speaking, boom, the sayh7ah صَيحَه will come
  • allah does not say ma yantazdhiroona مَا يَنتَظِرُونَ but He says maa yanzdhuroon مَا يَنظُرُون
  • they both come from same root
  • intizdhaar إنتِظَار – to wait for something
  • yanzdhuroona يَنظُرُونَ comes from nazdhar نَظَر- root means ‘to look’, can also be used in meaning ‘to wait for something’ but more so ‘waiting for something by looking for it’
  • like when you wait for a train, you keep watching it till it comes to you
  • you see it coming
  • they’ll be standing there and the sayh7ah will be right there in their faces
  • they’ll be standing and arguing just like they did with the messenger
  • just like this, they’re done with one piercing sound

Ayat 50

36:50
Sahih International
And they will not be able [to give] any instruction, nor to their people can they return.
  • tauSsiyah تَُصِيَّة – to will something, a last will, last testament, kind of like your dying wish, final wish
  • they won’t even have the opportunity to make a last dying will
  • to say something to someone like “please take care of this ..”
  • it shows how unfulfilled their lives are
  • they rejected because they wanted to live it up in this life
  • but their lives so unfulfilled that they weren’t even able to make a final wish/will
  • when somebody sentenced to death, on death row, he’s a known convicted criminal, think of a serial killer, murderer, but even he gets a last dying request, they let him talk to a priest, family member, last meal and even when strapped up, they even get to say something final
  • nor are they returning back to their family
  • they’re done for
  • this is Allah talking about the outcome of these people
  • very similar to fate of people talked about who refused and rejected the 3 messengers earlier in the surah
  • Allah letting us know that these people as well will suffer the same fate
  • destroyed by one sound, arguing about what is clear and obvious
  • this is result of their own actions
  • this concludes the second passage of this surah
  • next passage will be talking about the life in the hereafter
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