Saturday, August 30, 2014

(NOTES & AUDIO) Tafsir Surah Waqia - The Tree of Zaqqum (PART 2)

by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal

28th August 2014 / 4th Dhul Qa’da 1435 AH (Evening)


NOTES typed LIVE by AT19
Edited and Formatted by AT5

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

AYAH 51-55

ثُمَّ إِنَّكُمْ أَيُّهَا الضَّالُّونَ الْمُكَذِّبُونَ (51) لَآكِلُونَ مِنْ شَجَرٍ مِنْ زَقُّومٍ (52) فَمَالِئُونَ مِنْهَا الْبُطُونَ (53) فَشَارِبُونَ عَلَيْهِ مِنَ الْحَمِيمِ (54) فَشَارِبُونَ شُرْبَ الْهِيمِ (55)
Then indeed you, O those astray [who are] deniers, (51) Will be eating from trees of zaqqum (52) And filling with it your bellies (53) And drinking on top of it from scalding water (54) And will drink as the drinking of thirsty camels. (Al-Waqi’ah 56:51-55)

- for the Christians to claim: ‘we know when judgement day is’, shows how evil they are
- because even Jesus himself said no one knows when is judgement day except Allah

But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. (Matthew 24:36) King James Version

Ibn 'Abbas (RA) said, "This means they will be given boiling Hamim to drink after they have eaten from Zaqqum." [Tafseer at-Tabari (21/55) and Tafseer Ibn Katheer (7/20)]

According to another report, he said that this means a mixture made from boiling water. Someone else said that it means boiling water will be mixed with pus and offensive discharges that leak from their private parts and eyes. [Tafseer Ibn Katheer (7/21)]

Ibn Abi Hatim recorded that Sa'id bin Jubayr said, "When the people of Hell get hungry, they will ask for food from the tree of Zaqqum. They will eat from it, then the skin of their faces will fall off, If someone were to pass by, he would recognize them from their faces. Then thirst will be sent upon them, so they will ask to be given something to drink, and they will be given water like boiling oil that has been heated to the ultimate degree. When it is brought near to their mouths, the flesh of their faces from which the skin has fallen off will be baked by its heat, and whatever is in their stomachs will melt. They will walk with their guts falling out and with their skin falling off, then they will be beaten with hooked rods of iron. Then every part of their bodies will burst into loud lamentations. [Tafseer Ibn Abi Hatim (10/3217) No. 18202, Tafseer at-Tabari (18/593) and Tafseer Ibn Katheer (7/21)]

- Hamim = Boiling water
- Zaqqum = bitter fruit
- This is the tafsir of the classical scholars


هَذَا نُزُلُهُمْ يَوْمَ الدِّينِ
That is their accommodation on the Day of Recompense. (Al-Waqi’ah 56:56)

- What a horrible entertainment, for you to be eating from the tree of zaqqum
- for the people who deny the Day of Judgment
- for those who commit shirk
- for those who worship false deities


نَحْنُ خَلَقْنَاكُمْ فَلَوْلَا تُصَدِّقُونَ
We have created you, so why do you not believe? (Al-Waqi’ah 56:57)

This ayah is similar to 31:25

And if you asked them, "Who created the heavens and earth?" they would surely say, "Allah." Say, "[All] praise is [due] to Allah "; but most of them do not know. (Luqman 31:25)

- If you believe that Allah is the creator, than you should believe in tawheed ibada
- I am your Creator, therefore I should be the one that you worship Alone - without any partner

AYAH 58-59

أَفَرَأَيْتُمْ مَا تُمْنُونَ (58) أَأَنْتُمْ تَخْلُقُونَهُ أَمْ نَحْنُ الْخَالِقُونَ (59)
Have you seen that which you emit? (58) Is it you who creates it, or are We the Creator? (Al-Waqi’ah 56:58-59)

- When you discovered IVF treatment, you (the doctor)
- IVF treatment became front-page news all over the world
- But Allah is asking you, do you create the sperm?
- You didn't create anything, don't try to play God
- by the way, IVF treatment is halal; as long as the sperm is from the husband to the wife
- Another question, what about surrogate mother? It is only allowed if it is your co-wife
- Some men don't like IVF treatment because it is embarrassing
- Because they have to masturbate
- Allah is saying that the sperm that you see, you did not create it
- Allah is the one and only Creator (Al-Khaaliq)
- Allah is saying to you, don't play God or become big headed because you did not create the sperm or the ovum that impregnated your wife
- You can't create anything
- The greatest scientist cannot even create a house fly

O people, an example is presented, so listen to it. Indeed, those you invoke besides Allah will never create [as much as] a fly, even if they gathered together for that purpose. And if the fly should steal away from them a [tiny] thing, they could not recover it from him. Weak are the pursuer and pursued. (Al-Hajj 22:73)

- Look what happened to Nimrod
- Allah destroyed him with one mosquito, how humiliating
- The people that are running the USA all have a god complex
- This is why Nimrod and the Pharaoh were humiliated


نَحْنُ قَدَّرْنَا بَيْنَكُمُ الْمَوْتَ وَمَا نَحْنُ بِمَسْبُوقِينَ
We have decreed death among you, and We are not to be outdone (Al-Waqi’ah 56:60)

- This ayah is similar to:

Every soul will taste death,... (Aali Imran 3:185)

Wherever you may be, death will overtake you, even if you should be within towers of lofty construction... (An-Nisa 4:78)

- Anywhere you are hiding out, the angel of death will overtake you

Verily, you (O Muhammad SAW) will die and verily, they (too) will die. (Az-Zumar 39:30)

- Tell that (39:30) to a berailvi from Pakistan or India, Turkey
- They say Muhammad (SAW) did not die
- They don't believe Muhammad is dead because they are a Goofy Sufi
- Hamza Yusuf said you can pray to Muhammad (SAW) although he is dead


- Many shaikhs are kuffaar
- Another one is Tariq Ramadhan, he preaches democracy
- Allah says the worse of people are those who do not think for themselves
- If you need a person to tell you who is on the right or wrong path, this means you don't know anything about your religion

Indeed, the worst of living creatures in the sight of Allah are the deaf and dumb who do not use reason. (Al-Anfal 8:22)

- The sufi will say Muhammad (SAW) is still in his grave and alive. He still has his faculties.
- They give him the attribute al-Hayy (Ever-Living)
- They will never support the Khaalifa. They rather see the Muslims suffer in humiliation

Abu Huraira narrated that the Prophet said, "On the Day of Resurrection a group of companions will come to me, but will be driven away from the Lake-Fount, and I will say, 'O Lord (those are) my companions!' It will be said, 'You have no knowledge as to what they innovated after you left; they turned apostate as renegades (reverted from Islam)." [Sahih Bukhari (8/120) No. 6585]

- This hadith is called the knockout punch for idiots like hamza yusuf who believe Muhammad (SAW) is alive in the grave and believe that we can beg him for what we want

If you invoke (or call upon) them, they hear not your call, and if (in case) they were to hear, they could not grant it (your request) to you. And on the Day of Resurrection, they will disown your worshipping them. And none can inform you (O Muhammad SAW) like Him Who is the All­Knower (of each and everything)[]. (Fatir 35:14)

- Above is a knockout punch from Quran
- Allah says when you pray to the grave, you are a grave-worshipper
- Why do you doubt, when the ayah is clear?
- Some of you forget the hujjah, when you meet a grave-worshipper
- You are like a man who went to the battlefield without ammunition
- you will get killed
- Come prepared when you come to debate


عَلَى أَنْ نُبَدِّلَ أَمْثَالَكُمْ وَنُنْشِئَكُمْ فِي مَا لَا تَعْلَمُونَ
To transfigure you and create you in (forms) that you know not. (Al-Waqi'ah 56:61)

- Transfigure means to fashion you
- an example, you do not know how the baby will turn out when it is born
- One of my best friends in the UK, his wife was expecting and the doctors said she should abort his baby before it was born because it was deformed
- He did not and the baby was born beautiful - not deformed
- The UK claims it has the greatest medicine in the world
- Everything about the boy was perfect, hands - face - feet – brain etc


وَلَقَدْ عَلِمْتُمُ النَّشْأَةَ الْأُولَى فَلَوْلَا تَذَكَّرُونَ
And indeed, you have already known the first form of creation (i.e. the creation of Adam), why then do you not remember or take heed? (Al-Waqi'ah 56:62)

In whatever form He willed, He put you together. (Al-Infitar 82:8)

Abu Musa al-Ash’ari (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “Indeed, Allah created Adam (AS) from a fistful (of dust) which he took from all over the earth. Thus, there are among them (children of Adam), the red (coloured), the white, the black and those between these (colours) and the mild and the rugged, and the evil and the good.” [Sunan at-Tirmidhi (5/204) No. 2955, Musnad Ahmad (4/406) No. 19659, Sunan Abu Dawud (4/222) No. 4693]

- there are 5 complexions in the world because the angel collected Adam from different soil
- Adam was created from black mud altered
- Hama = Black Mud Altered

And We did certainly create man out of clay from an altered black mud. (Al-Hijr 15:26)

- Not every translator of the Quran translates properly because some let their racism get in the way
- When you don't speak Arabic, you are at the mercy of the translator
- and they don't translate properly all the time

- The first time the Sahih Muslim was translated, it said chess was haram
- Chess is not haram, backgammon is haram
- The word for backgammon is nard (in Arabic)
- Shatranj = Chess

عن سليمان بن بريدة، عن أبيه، أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: «من لعب بالنردشير، فكأنما صبغ يده في لحم خنزير ودمه»
[Sahih Muslim (4/1770) No. 2260]

Buraida reported on the authority of his father that Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) said: He who played chess is like one who dyed his band with the flesh and blood of swine.
(English Translation by Abdul Hamid Siddiqui)

- Also to speak Arabic properly you should go live with the Arabs
- Book knowledge is not enough

- Allah said here man is My masterpiece

By the fig, and the olive, (1) By Mount Sinai, (2) And by this city of security (Makkah), (3) Verily, We created man of the best stature (mould), (At-Tin 95:1-4)

- Don't compare a monkey to the most handsome man by saying the monkey is ugly
- in his community, the monkey is not ugly
- you oppress the monkey by calling the monkey ugly
- Have you ever been to a museum and seen a masterpiece that cost over $100M because it was painted by Picasso
- Allah is saying man is His masterpiece
- The monkey is better than a kaafir, because the monkey is not confused about his sexuality


أَفَرَأَيْتُمْ مَا تَحْرُثُونَ
Tell Me! The seed that you sow in the ground. (Al-Waqi'ah 56:63)

- You know why the baby resemble the father or the mother
- if the father ejaculates first, the baby resembles the father
- if the mother first, the baby resembles the mother

- why is it sometimes the baby is born with two private parts?
- They are called the hermaphrodite
- Some people commit suicide who are hermaphrodite
- Why? Because the father have sex with the mother when she was menstruating
- There are many people like these in the world today
- The punishment for going to bed with a menstruating woman is to give away 4 1/4 grams of gold in charity
- The blame is on the man not the woman

Ibn Abbas (RA) narrated the Prophet (SAW) said concerning one who had intercourse with his wife when she was menstruating: “Let him give a dinar or half a dinar in charity.” [Musnad Ahmad (1/229) No. 2032, Sunan Abu Dawud (2/251) No. 2168, Sunan Tirmidhi (1/244) No. 136, Sunan An-Nasa’i (1/153) No. 289 and Sunan Ibn Majah (1/405) No. 640]

AYAH 63-67

أَفَرَأَيْتُمْ مَا تَحْرُثُونَ (63) أَأَنْتُمْ تَزْرَعُونَهُ أَمْ نَحْنُ الزَّارِعُونَ (64) لَوْ نَشَاءُ لَجَعَلْنَاهُ حُطَامًا فَظَلْتُمْ تَفَكَّهُونَ (65) إِنَّا لَمُغْرَمُونَ (66) بَلْ نَحْنُ مَحْرُومُونَ (67)

Tell Me! The seed that you sow in the ground. (63) Is it you that make it grow, or are We the Grower? (64) Were it Our Will, We could crumble it to dry pieces, and you would be regretful (or left in wonderment). (65) (Saying): "We are indeed Mughramun (i.e. ruined or lost the money without any profit, or punished by the loss of all that we spend for cultivation, etc.)! [See Tafsir Al-Qurtubi, Vol. 17, Page 219] (66) "Nay, but we are deprived!" (Al-Waqi'ah 56:63-67)

- Anytime you read the Quran, and you see Allah asking a question, pay attention to the question
- One of the question Allah ask you is "Where are you going?"
- Allah is hereby asking you "Who caused your seed to grow?"
- How many of you knew, in India 100 farmers a day commit suicide
- Do you know what's happening around the world?
- Because they borrow money from the bank to buy seeds to plant and to prepare the soil - to plant is very expensive
- They borrowed the money from the bank, and the crop failed
- So they killed themselves
- In the above ayah, Allah is asking you who caused your seed to grow?

- Allah is telling you what is happening in many parts of th world
- The Quran is the greatest book of psychology, anthropology sociality
- Look how clever the royal family is, when Prince Charles visited Jamaica, he asked that everything be organic
- Millions of people have cancer because they do not eat organic
- Everything that is happening around the world can be found in the Holy Quran

AYAH 68-70

أَفَرَأَيْتُمُ الْمَاءَ الَّذِي تَشْرَبُونَ (68) أَأَنْتُمْ أَنْزَلْتُمُوهُ مِنَ الْمُزْنِ أَمْ نَحْنُ الْمُنْزِلُونَ (69) لَوْ نَشَاءُ جَعَلْنَاهُ أُجَاجًا فَلَوْلَا تَشْكُرُونَ (70)
Tell Me! The water that you drink. (68) Is it you who cause it from the rainclouds to come down, or are We the Causer of it to come down? (69) If We willed, We verily could make it salt (and undrinkable), why then do you not give thanks (to Allah)? (Al-Waqi'ah 56:68-70)

- Allah is saying to man, why are you so ungrateful?
- because you need water, without water you will die
- in Ethiopia people are starving to death

- Water is a source of life, from Allah's mercy, He cause the water to come down as fresh water, not salt
- Why are you so ungrateful?

And He gave you of all that you asked for, and if you count the Blessings of Allah, never will you be able to count them. Verily! Man is indeed an extreme wrong-doer, - a disbeliever (an extreme ingrate, denies Allah's Blessings by disbelief, and by worshipping others besides Allah, and by disobeying Allah and His Prophet Muhammad SAW). (Ibrahim 14:34)

Verily! Man (disbeliever) is ungrateful to his Lord; And to that fact he bears witness (by his deeds); And verily, he is violent in the love of wealth. (Al-'Adiyat 100:6-8)

AYAH 71-74

أَفَرَأَيْتُمُ النَّارَ الَّتِي تُورُونَ (71) أَأَنْتُمْ أَنْشَأْتُمْ شَجَرَتَهَا أَمْ نَحْنُ الْمُنْشِئُونَ (72) نَحْنُ جَعَلْنَاهَا تَذْكِرَةً وَمَتَاعًا لِلْمُقْوِينَ (73) فَسَبِّحْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الْعَظِيمِ (74)

Tell Me! The fire which you kindle, (71) Is it you who made the tree thereof to grow, or are We the Grower? (72) We have made it a Reminder (for the Hell-fire, in the Hereafter); and an article of use for the travellers (and all the others, in this world). (73) Then glorify with praises the Name of your Lord, the Most Great. (Al-Waqi'ah 56:71-74)

- What Allah is saying is that sometimes a person travels he uses wood.
- The wood he uses to created fire, who allows it to grow?
- The fire is used as a reminder
- Surah Waqi'ah is talking about resurrection
- It also reminds you of Allah's blessings to you
- Sometimes you have to remind people, because they are ungrateful of the gift
- Kaafir = ungrateful as well as unbeliever

Does not man see that We have created him from Nutfah (mixed male and female discharge semen drops). Yet behold! He (stands forth) as an open opponent. (77) And he puts forth for Us a parable, and forgets his own creation. He says: "Who will give life to these bones when they have rotted away and became dust?" (78) Say: (O Muhammad SAW) "He will give life to them Who created them for the first time! And He is the All-Knower of every creation!" (Ya-Sin 36:77-79)

(NOTES & AUDIO) Tafsir Surah Waqia - Mankind will be Divided into Three on the Day of Judgement (Part 1)



27 August 2014


Notes typed by AT15
Edited by AT38

This surah was revealed in Mecca and contains 96 verses.

When the Event (i.e. the Day of Resurrection) befalls. (Al-Waqi'ah 56:1)

What is the meaning of the word "al-waqiah"?
It can translated into English as the great and inevitable event.
It is also another name for the day of judgement.
Judgement day has 50 names according to Qurtubi and Imam Gazali.
Al-Waqiah is one of the 50 names.


And there can be no denying of its befalling. (Al-Waqi'ah 56:2)


It will bring low (some); (and others) it will exalt; (Al-Waqi'ah 56:3)
Allah (swt) is describing that the low spirit hang their heads down.
And people of high spirits hang their heads up high.
It proves that a pessimistic person hangs his head down
An optimistic hangs his head high
Your body language tells a lot about you.

When the earth will be shaken with a terrible shake. (Al-Waqi'ah 56:4)
O mankind! Fear your Lord and be dutiful to Him! Verily, the earthquake of the Hour (of Judgement) is a terrible thing. (Al-Hajj 22:1)

When the earth is shaken with its (final) earthquake. (Az-Zalzalah 99:1)
And when the earth throws out its burdens, (Az-Zalzalah 99:2)
And man will say: "What is the matter with it?" (Az-Zalzalah 99:3)
That Day it will declare its information (about all what happened over it of good or evil). (Az-Zalzalah 99:4)

This severe earthquake will cause the mountains of the earth to become dust.
Mountains like Everest, Kilimanjaro etc
They will be like wool

Ayah 4 resembles Surah 101 verses 1 to 5.

Al-Qari'ah (the striking Hour i.e. the Day of Resurrection), (Al-Qari'ah 101:1)
What is the striking (Hour)? (Al-Qari'ah 101:2)
 And what will make you know what the striking (Hour) is? (Al-Qari'ah 101:3)
 It is a Day whereon mankind will be like moths scattered about, (Al-Qari'ah 101:4)

 And the mountains will be like carded wool, (Al-Qari'ah 101:5)

And the mountains will be powdered to dust. (Al-Waqi'ah 56:5)


So that they will become floating dust particles. (Al-Waqi'ah 56:6)

These mountains, that humanity is impressed with, will become dust particles.


And you (all) will be in three kinds (i.e. separate groups). (Al-Waqi'ah 56:7)

Mankind will be divided into three groups.


So those on the Right Hand (i.e. those who will be given their Records in their right hands), Who will be those on the Right Hand? (As a respect for them, because they will enter Paradise). (Al-Waqi'ah 56:8)
The first group will be the companions of the right hand.
These are the pious and practicing muslims
They will be given their books in their right hand.
They will be at right side of the throne of Allah (swt)
The companions of the right hand are called the firqa najia.


And those on the Left Hand (i.e. those who will be given their Record in their left hands), Who will be those on the Left Hand? (As a disgrace for them, because they will enter Hell). (Al-Waqi'ah 56:9)

The second group are those who will receive their record in their left hand.
They are the evil people.

And those foremost [(in Islamic Faith of Monotheism and in performing righteous deeds) in the life of this world on the very first call for to embrace Islam,] will be foremost (in Paradise). (Al-Waqi'ah 56:10)

The third group is called the foremost, they are the most fervent of the Muslims.
They are the Prophets, the Messengers, and the mujahideen.
Their destination will be jannat al-firdaws.
They are called the taifah al mansoorah.
They are the mujahideen
They are different from the farqaa najia.

(And you (all) will be in three groups.) This means that people will be divided into three categories on the Day of Resurrection. Some will on the right of Allah's Throne, and they are those who were brought forth from Adam's right side. This category will be given their Books of Records in their right hand and will be taken to the right side. As-Suddi explained that they will comprise the majority of the residents of Paradise. Another category is those who will be placed to the left of Allah's Throne, and they are those who were brought forth from `Adam's left side. This category will be given their Books of Records in their left hands and will be taken to the left side. They are the residents of the Fire, may Allah save us from their actions. A third category is comprised of those who are the foremost and nearest before Allah. They are in a better grade and status and nearer to Allah than those on the right side. They are the chiefs of those on the right side, because they include the Messengers, Prophets, true believers and martyrs. They are fewer than those on the right side.

The taifah al mansoorah are the elite of the elite.
The firqa najia means the main body of the Muslims upon the correct aqeedah.
The taifah al mansoorah are the mujahideen.
They are front line material.
Even women can be front line material.
If the ameer allows her to do so
Muawiyyah (r.a) took a woman in the front line, her name was Umm Haram (r.a)

It was narrated from Anas ibn Malik (RA) that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) used to enter upon Umm Haram bint Milhan and she would give him food. Umm Haram was married to 'Ubaidah ibn al-Samit. One day the Messenger of Allah (SAW) entered upon her, and she provided him with food and started grooming his head. The Messenger of Allah (SAW) slept, then he woke up smiling. Umm Haram asked, "What is making you smile, O Messenger of Allah?" He said: "Some people of my Ummah were shown to me (in my dream) campaigning for the sake of Allah, sailing in the middle of the sea like kings on thrones." Umm Haram added, "I said, 'O Messenger of Allah! Pray to Allah to make me one of them.'" So the Messenger of Allah (SAW) prayed to Allah for her and then laid his head down (and slept). Then he woke up smiling (again). (Umm Haram added): I said, "What is making you smile, O Messenger of Allah?" He said, "Some people of my Ummah were shown to me (in my dream) campaigning for the sake of Allah." He said the same as he had said before. I said, "O Messenger of Allah! Pray to Allah to make me one of them." He said: "You will be among the first ones." Then Umm Haram sailed across the sea during the time of Mu'awiyah ibn Abi Sufyan, and she fell down from her riding animal after coming ashore, and died. [al-Bukhari (2877) and Muslim (1912)]

The taifah al mansoorah are 70 000 who will enter paradise without any reckoning
These are those who don’t practice ruqiyyah (incantation) even though it is halal

Ibn 'Abbas said, "The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, 'All the nations were shown to me and I saw a Prophet with a small group, and a Prophet with one or two men, and a Prophet with no one at all. Then an enormous mass was shown to me and I thought that they were my community. I was told, "This is Musa and his community, but look to the furthest horizon," and there was an enormous mass. It was said to me, "This is your community. Among them are seventy thousand who will enter the Garden without reckoning or punishment."' Then he got up and entered his house and the people discussed concerning those who would enter the Garden without reckoning or punishment. 'Perhaps it is those who are born in Islam and do not associate anything with Allah,' and they mentioned various things. The Messenger of Allah came out to them and said, 'What are you discussing?' They told him and he said, 'They are those who do not make charms or ask others for charms, and do not seek omens. They trust in their Lord.' 'Ukkasha ibn Muhsin stood up and said, 'Ask Allah to make me one of them.' He said, 'You are one of them.' Then another man stood up and said, 'Ask Allah to make me one of them.' He said, "'Ukkasha beat you to it.'" [al-Bukhari (5705) and Muslim (220)]

Allah spoke about the foremost again in Surah 4 verse 69.

And whoso obeys Allah and the Messenger (Muhammad SAW), then they will be in the company of those on whom Allah has bestowed His Grace, of the Prophets, the Siddiqun (those followers of the Prophets who were first and foremost to believe in them, like Abu Bakr As­Siddiq), the martyrs, and the righteous. And how excellent these companions are! (An-Nisa 4:69)


These will be those nearest to Allah. (Al-Waqi'ah 56:11)


In the Gardens of delight (Paradise). (Al-Waqi'ah 56:12)


A multitude of those (foremost) will be from the first generations (who embraced Islam). (Al-Waqi'ah 56:13)

The majority of the foremost will be from the first generation of Muslims.
They are known as the sahaba.
The companions of the Prophet (saws).


And a few of those (foremost) will be from the later time (generations). (Al-Waqi'ah 56:14)

And a few will be from later generation.

 Narrated By 'Abdullah : The Prophet said, "The best people are those of my generation, and then those who will come after them (the next generation), and then those who will come after them (i.e. the next generation), and then after them, there will come people whose witness will precede their oaths, and whose oaths will precede their witness." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 8, Book 76, Hadith #437]


(They will be) on thrones woven with gold and precious stones, (Al-Waqi'ah 56:15)

In dunya you are not allowed sit on silk or gold or wear it.
But in paradise, you will be able to.


Reclining thereon, face to face. (Al-Waqi'ah 56:16)

It is bad manner to turn your back on someone, so in paradise you will sit face to face.


They will be served by immortal boys, (Al-Waqi'ah 56:17)


With cups, and jugs, and a glass from the flowing wine, (Al-Waqi'ah 56:18)

Immortal boys will be forever young and no beard.
There is no beard in paradise and no old people in paradise
You will be 33 years old.
There is wine in paradise but it doesn't make you drunk.

The description of Paradise which the Muttaqun (pious - see V.2:2) have been promised is that in it are rivers of water the taste and smell of which are not changed; rivers of milk of which the taste never changes; rivers of wine delicious to those who drink; and rivers of clarified honey (clear and pure) therein for them is every kind of fruit; and forgiveness from their Lord. (Are these) like those who shall dwell for ever in the Fire, and be given, to drink, boiling water, so that it cuts up their bowels? (Muhammad 47:15)

In paradise there are 100s of rivers.
Rivers of wine, milk, honey, water
However, alcohol is haram in dunya.
And your salah will not be accepted for for 40 days.

Abdullah ibn Umar (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “If anyone drinks wine then his salah over forty days are not approved. If he repents then Allah will relent to him. If he reverts (to it), then Allah will not approve his salah over forty days. If he repents, Allah will relent to him but if he reverts (to it) then Allah will not approve his salah over forty days. If he repents then Allah will relent to him. Again, if he reverts the fourth time, Allah will not approve his salah over forty days and if he repents then Allah will not relent to him and He will give him to drink from the river of Khabal.” Someone asked, “O Abu Abdur Rahman! what is the river of Khabal?’ He said, “The pus of the dwellers of the people of fire.” [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/290) No. 1862, Sunan Nasa'i (8/317) No. 5670, Musnad Ahmad (2/35) No. 4917, al-Mu’jam al-Kabir al-Tabarani (12/390) No. 13441]

But you must still pray to keep your status as a Muslim.

Wherefrom they will get neither any aching of the head, nor any intoxication. (Al-Waqi'ah 56:19)

The wine of the dunya makes you drunk and vomit
And you do humiliating things


And fruit; that they may choose. (Al-Waqi'ah 56:20)

There will be a wide variety of fruits in paradise.
Every day the taste will be different but the color will remain the same.

Every time they will be provided with a fruit therefrom, they will say: "This is what we were provided with before," and they will be given things in resemblance (i.e. in the same form but different in taste) (Al-Baqarah 2:25)


And the flesh of fowls that they desire. (Al-Waqi'ah 56:21)

There will be birds to eat in paradise.

And (there will be) Houris (fair females) with wide, lovely eyes (as wives for the pious), (Al-Waqi'ah 56:22)


Like unto preserved pearls. (Al-Waqi'ah 56:23)

The female of paradise will be 33 years old like the men of paradise.
The female of paradise doesn't defecate or menstruate
They will be so beautiful like preserved pearls
Their breast will be huge

And young full-breasted (mature) maidens of equal age; (An-Naba 78:33)

These females of paradise only look at their husband and love their husband alone
Wherein both will be those (maidens) restraining their glances upon their husbands, whom no man or jinn yatmithhunna (has opened their hymens with sexual intercourse) before them. (Ar-Rahman 55:56)
Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you both (jinns and men) deny? (Ar-Rahman 55:57)
(In beauty) they are like rubies and coral. (Ar-Rahman 55:58)
Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you both (jinns and men) deny? (Ar-Rahman 55:59)

These women's beauty is like rubies and pearls.
The ulama use this ayah to say that the jinn have intercourse.
But it is haram for humans to marry jinns

Ibn Taimiya said, “Humans and jinn have gotten married and have had children; this has happened often and is well-known.” (Majmoo Fatwa, vol 19: p 39)


A reward for what they used to do. (Al-Waqi'ah 56:24)


No Laghw (dirty, false, evil vain talk) will they hear therein, nor any sinful speech (like backbiting, etc.). (Al-Waqi'ah 56:25)

 There will be no empty talk in paradise.
 There will be no backbiting in paradise
If you have a wife who doesn’t backbite, tale-bear etc
You should not divorce her because she is a good muslim

Where they shall neither hear harmful speech nor falsehood, (Al-Ghashiyah 88:11)

There is no good in most of their secret talks save (in) him who orders Sadaqah (charity in Allah's Cause), or Ma'ruf (Islamic Monotheism and all the good and righteous deeds which Allah has ordained), or conciliation between mankind, and he who does this, seeking the good Pleasure of Allah, We shall give him a great reward. (An-Nisa 4:114)


But only the saying of: Salam!, Salam! (greetings with peace) ! (Al-Waqi'ah 56:26)

There will be spreading of salam in paradise.
Salam alaykum is the greeting of dunya and paradise.
Allah (swt) Himself will greet you with as salam alaykum.
(It will be said to them) : Salamun (peace be on you), a Word from the Lord (Allah), Most Merciful. (Ya-Sin 36:58)


And those on the Right Hand, ­ Who will be those on the Right Hand? (Al-Waqi'ah 56:27)

They are the people who will receive their record on their right hand.


(They will be) among thornless lote-trees, (Al-Waqi'ah 56:28)


Among Talh (banana-trees) with fruits piled one above another, (Al-Waqi'ah 56:29)

The banana is one of the fruit of paradise
The pomegranate, the fig, the date are all fruits of paradise


In shade long-extended, (Al-Waqi'ah 56:30)


By water flowing constantly, (Al-Waqi'ah 56:31)


And fruit in plenty, (Al-Waqi'ah 56:32)


Whose season is not limited, and their supply will not be cut off, (Al-Waqi'ah 56:33)

The fruits are within reach
You don’t have to climb the tree to reach them


And on couches or thrones, raised high. (Al-Waqi'ah 56:34)


Verily, We have created them (maidens) of special creation. (Al-Waqi'ah 56:35)


And made them virgins. (Al-Waqi'ah 56:36)

The women of the dunya fancy other men other than their husbands
They have affairs with other men
But the women of paradise will only look at their husbands
Wherein both will be those (maidens) restraining their glances upon their husbands, whom no man or jinn yatmithhunna (has opened their hymens with sexual intercourse) before them. (Ar-Rahman 55:56)


Loving (their husbands only), equal in age. (Al-Waqi'ah 56:37)

Hasan Basri (RA) says that an old woman came to Rasoolullah (SAW) and made a request, O’ Messenger of Allah make Dua that Allah grants me entrance into Jannah. Rasoolullah (SAW) replied, O’ Mother, an old woman cannot enter Jannah. That woman started crying and began to leave. Rasoolullah (SAW) said, Say to the woman that one will not enter in a state of old age, but Allah will make all the women of Jannah young virgins. Allah Ta’aala says, Lo! We have created them a (new) creation and made them virgins, lovers, equal in age. (Surah Waaqi’ah, 35-37). [Shamaa-il Tirmidhi, Ch35, Hadith #230]

And young full-breasted (mature) maidens of equal age; (An-Naba 78:33)


A multitude of those (on the Right Hand) will be from the first generation (who embraced Islam). (Al-Waqi'ah 56:39)


A multitude of those (on the Right Hand) will be from the later generations. (Al-Waqi'ah 56:40)

Even though the tabi’e didn’t meet the rasul (saw)
They have attained status that qualify them to be among the people of right hand
The rasul (saw) refered the muslims who didn’t meet him as his brothers
And he wished to meet them

Anas Ibn Malik (RA) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: I wish that I could meet my brothers. The Sahabah asked: Are we not your brothers? He replied: You are my companions, but my brothers are those who will believe in me without having seen me. (Ahmed)


And those on the Left Hand Who will be those on the Left Hand? (Al-Waqi'ah 56:41)


In fierce hot wind and boiling water, (Al-Waqi'ah 56:42)


And shadow of black smoke, (Al-Waqi'ah 56:43)


(That shadow) neither cool, nor (even) good, (Al-Waqi'ah 56:44)


Verily, before that, they indulged in luxury, (Al-Waqi'ah 56:45)


And were persisting in great sin (joining partners in worship along with Allah, committing murders and other crimes, etc.)[] (Al-Waqi'ah 56:46)


And they used to say: "When we die and become dust and bones, shall we then indeed be resurrected? (Al-Waqi'ah 56:47)
These are the ones who committed shirk and murder and other crimes.
Those who denied the day of judgement is because they are evil personified.
Most of the jews in Israel are atheist
These people who deny the resurrection are giving themselves false hope


"And also our forefathers?" (Al-Waqi'ah 56:48)


Say (O Muhammad SAW) : "(Yes) verily, those of old, and those of later times. (Al-Waqi'ah 56:49)

The knowledge of when is the day of judgement is only with Allah (swt)
We know is on a Friday and that it will be in Jerusalem

 “And when is the Hour?” He said, “The one who is questioned does not know more about it than the one who asks.” He asked, “Then what are its Signs?” He said, “That a maid-servant will beget her mistress and that you see barefooted, naked-bodied, helpless shepherds construct tall buildings.”... [Bukhari 47, Muslim 4, Tirmidhi 2619, Abu Dawud 4695, Nisai 5005,Ibn Majah 63, Ahmed 184]

Abu Dhar Al-Ghiffari said, "Messenger of Allah, which is better, the prayers in this mosque of yours or the prayers in (the mosque) of Jerusalem?" The Prophet ~ said, "Prayers in my mosque are better than four prayers in Jerusalem, though it is the best place to pray, for it is the land of Resurrection. A time will come when if a man can see Jerusalem through the loop with which he hangs his whip [i.e. it is very close to him], it will be better for him than all the pleasures of this world." [insert takreej]


"All will surely be gathered together for appointed Meeting of a known Day. (Al-Waqi'ah 56:50)

But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. (Matthew 24:36) King James Version