Surah Al Ghashiyah (The Overwhelming)

Vocabulary:
 (Must learn the English and the Arabic words as well)

The overwhelming الْغَاشِيَةِ

Faces وُجُوهٌ

That Day (The Day of Judgment)يَوْمَئِذ

Downcast خَاشِعَةٌ

will be thrown تَصْلَى

Spring of boiling water عَيْنٍ آنِيَةٍ

Food طَعَامٌ

Bitter thorn ضَرِيعٍ

Neither nourish, nor satisfy لا يُسْمِنُ وَلا يُغْنِي

Hunger جُوعٍ

Joyous, delighted نَاعِمَةٌ

Glad, Satisfied رَاضِيَةٌ

High عَالِيَةٍ

Idle Talk لاغِيَةً

Flowing fountain, spring عَيْنٌ جَارِيَةٌ

Glasses أَكْوَابٌ

Don’t they look, observeأَفَلا يَنْظُرُون

The Camel الإبِلِ

The sky السماء

The mountains الجبالِ

The earth الارض

How it is created كَيْفَ خُلِقَتْ

How it is raised high كَيْفَ رُفِعَتْ

How it is spread كَيْفَ سُطِحَتْ

How they are firmly fixed كيف نصبت

فَذَكِّرْ – So Remind them

مُذَكِّرٌ – The one who reminds

تَوَلَّى – To turn away

الْعَذَابَ الأكْبَرَ – Mighty punishment

إِلَيْنَا – To Us

إِيَابَهُمْ – Their return

عَلَيْنَا – On Us

حِسَابَهُمْ – Their account

Questions and Answers:

1. How will the disbelievers be treated in the Hereafter?
They will be made to enter the hot blazing fire, they will drink from a spring of boiling water and no food will be provided to them except bitter thorn, which will neither nourish them nor satisfy their hunger.

2. What comforts will the believers enjoy in the Hereafter?
The believers will be joyful. They will be rewarded with a high Garden (Paradise), where there will be a flowing fountain. They will be seated in high couches and enjoy the drinking glasses. Cushions and rich carpets will be spread for them to rejoice in recompense for all the good deeds they did in this world.

3. In the above verses, Allah tells man to ponder over some of His creations. Mention those creations.

Allah tells us to ponder over:
Camels – as to how they are created
The Sky – as to how it is raised high
The Mountains – as to how they are firmly fixed on the earth
The earth – as to how it is spread

4. How did Allah console the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) regarding the unbelievers ignoring his call towards Islam?
Allah consoles the Prophet (peace be upon him) by telling him that he need not worry when someone ignores his call, as his responsibility is only to remind the people of their duty and relationship with their Lord.

5. What do you understand from the last two verses (Verse no.25 & 26) of Surah Al Ghashiyah?
In the last two verses of Surah Al Ghashiyah, Allah declares to all people that they will ultimately return to Him, and then He will take account of all their deeds, good and bad, which they had done in this world.

6. At the end of the recitation of this Surah, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) used to make a dua. Mention that Dua in Arabic along with its English meaning.

اللّهمّ حا سبني حسا با يسيرا
O Allah, take an easy account of me.

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