The Noble Qur'an » Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) - الحاقة
الْحَاقَّةُ الحاقة 
The Inevitable Reality - Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
مَا الْحَاقَّةُ الحاقة 
What is the Inevitable Reality? Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا الْحَاقَّةُ الحاقة 
And what can make you know what is the Inevitable Reality? Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
كَذَّبَتْ ثَمُودُ وَعَادٌ بِالْقَارِعَةِ الحاقة 
Thamud and 'Aad denied the Striking Calamity. Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
فَأَمَّا ثَمُودُ فَأُهْلِكُوا بِالطَّاغِيَةِ الحاقة 
So as for Thamud, they were destroyed by the overpowering [blast]. Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
وَأَمَّا عَادٌ فَأُهْلِكُوا بِرِيحٍ صَرْصَرٍ عَاتِيَةٍ الحاقة 
And as for 'Aad, they were destroyed by a screaming, violent wind Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
سَخَّرَهَا عَلَيْهِمْ سَبْعَ لَيَالٍ وَثَمَانِيَةَ أَيَّامٍ حُسُومًا فَتَرَى الْقَوْمَ فِيهَا صَرْعَىٰ كَأَنَّهُمْ أَعْجَازُ نَخْلٍ خَاوِيَةٍ الحاقة 
Which Allah imposed upon them for seven nights and eight days in succession, so you would see the people therein fallen as if they were hollow trunks of palm trees. Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
فَهَلْ تَرَىٰ لَهُم مِّن بَاقِيَةٍ الحاقة 
Then do you see of them any remains? Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
وَجَاءَ فِرْعَوْنُ وَمَن قَبْلَهُ وَالْمُؤْتَفِكَاتُ بِالْخَاطِئَةِ الحاقة 
And there came Pharaoh and those before him and the overturned cities with sin. Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
فَعَصَوْا رَسُولَ رَبِّهِمْ فَأَخَذَهُمْ أَخْذَةً رَّابِيَةً الحاقة 
And they disobeyed the messenger of their Lord, so He seized them with a seizure exceeding [in severity]. Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
إِنَّا لَمَّا طَغَى الْمَاءُ حَمَلْنَاكُمْ فِي الْجَارِيَةِ الحاقة 
Indeed, when the water overflowed, We carried your ancestors in the sailing ship Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
لِنَجْعَلَهَا لَكُمْ تَذْكِرَةً وَتَعِيَهَا أُذُنٌ وَاعِيَةٌ الحاقة 
That We might make it for you a reminder and [that] a conscious ear would be conscious of it. Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
فَإِذَا نُفِخَ فِي الصُّورِ نَفْخَةٌ وَاحِدَةٌ الحاقة 
Then when the Horn is blown with one blast Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
وَحُمِلَتِ الْأَرْضُ وَالْجِبَالُ فَدُكَّتَا دَكَّةً وَاحِدَةً الحاقة 
And the earth and the mountains are lifted and leveled with one blow - Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
فَيَوْمَئِذٍ وَقَعَتِ الْوَاقِعَةُ الحاقة 
Then on that Day, the Resurrection will occur, Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
وَانشَقَّتِ السَّمَاءُ فَهِيَ يَوْمَئِذٍ وَاهِيَةٌ الحاقة 
And the heaven will split [open], for that Day it is infirm. Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
وَالْمَلَكُ عَلَىٰ أَرْجَائِهَا ۚ وَيَحْمِلُ عَرْشَ رَبِّكَ فَوْقَهُمْ يَوْمَئِذٍ ثَمَانِيَةٌ الحاقة 
And the angels are at its edges. And there will bear the Throne of your Lord above them, that Day, eight [of them]. Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
يَوْمَئِذٍ تُعْرَضُونَ لَا تَخْفَىٰ مِنكُمْ خَافِيَةٌ الحاقة 
That Day, you will be exhibited [for judgement]; not hidden among you is anything concealed. Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
فَأَمَّا مَنْ أُوتِيَ كِتَابَهُ بِيَمِينِهِ فَيَقُولُ هَاؤُمُ اقْرَءُوا كِتَابِيَهْ الحاقة 
So as for he who is given his record in his right hand, he will say, "Here, read my record! Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
إِنِّي ظَنَنتُ أَنِّي مُلَاقٍ حِسَابِيَهْ الحاقة 
Indeed, I was certain that I would be meeting my account." Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
فَهُوَ فِي عِيشَةٍ رَّاضِيَةٍ الحاقة 
So he will be in a pleasant life - Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
فِي جَنَّةٍ عَالِيَةٍ الحاقة 
In an elevated garden, Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
قُطُوفُهَا دَانِيَةٌ الحاقة 
Its [fruit] to be picked hanging near. Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
كُلُوا وَاشْرَبُوا هَنِيئًا بِمَا أَسْلَفْتُمْ فِي الْأَيَّامِ الْخَالِيَةِ الحاقة 
[They will be told], "Eat and drink in satisfaction for what you put forth in the days past." Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
وَأَمَّا مَنْ أُوتِيَ كِتَابَهُ بِشِمَالِهِ فَيَقُولُ يَا لَيْتَنِي لَمْ أُوتَ كِتَابِيَهْ الحاقة 
But as for he who is given his record in his left hand, he will say, "Oh, I wish I had not been given my record Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
وَلَمْ أَدْرِ مَا حِسَابِيَهْ الحاقة 
And had not known what is my account. Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
يَا لَيْتَهَا كَانَتِ الْقَاضِيَةَ الحاقة 
I wish my death had been the decisive one. Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
مَا أَغْنَىٰ عَنِّي مَالِيَهْ ۜ الحاقة 
My wealth has not availed me. Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
هَلَكَ عَنِّي سُلْطَانِيَهْ الحاقة 
Gone from me is my authority." Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
خُذُوهُ فَغُلُّوهُ الحاقة 
[Allah will say], "Seize him and shackle him. Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
ثُمَّ الْجَحِيمَ صَلُّوهُ الحاقة 
Then into Hellfire drive him. Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
ثُمَّ فِي سِلْسِلَةٍ ذَرْعُهَا سَبْعُونَ ذِرَاعًا فَاسْلُكُوهُ الحاقة 
Then into a chain whose length is seventy cubits insert him." Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
إِنَّهُ كَانَ لَا يُؤْمِنُ بِاللَّهِ الْعَظِيمِ الحاقة 
Indeed, he did not used to believe in Allah, the Most Great, Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
وَلَا يَحُضُّ عَلَىٰ طَعَامِ الْمِسْكِينِ الحاقة 
Nor did he encourage the feeding of the poor. Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
فَلَيْسَ لَهُ الْيَوْمَ هَاهُنَا حَمِيمٌ الحاقة 
So there is not for him here this Day any devoted friend Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
وَلَا طَعَامٌ إِلَّا مِنْ غِسْلِينٍ الحاقة 
Nor any food except from the discharge of wounds; Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
لَّا يَأْكُلُهُ إِلَّا الْخَاطِئُونَ الحاقة 
None will eat it except the sinners. Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
فَلَا أُقْسِمُ بِمَا تُبْصِرُونَ الحاقة 
So I swear by what you see Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
وَمَا لَا تُبْصِرُونَ الحاقة 
And what you do not see Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
إِنَّهُ لَقَوْلُ رَسُولٍ كَرِيمٍ الحاقة 
[That] indeed, the Qur'an is the word of a noble Messenger. Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
وَمَا هُوَ بِقَوْلِ شَاعِرٍ ۚ قَلِيلًا مَّا تُؤْمِنُونَ الحاقة 
And it is not the word of a poet; little do you believe. Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
وَلَا بِقَوْلِ كَاهِنٍ ۚ قَلِيلًا مَّا تَذَكَّرُونَ الحاقة 
Nor the word of a soothsayer; little do you remember. Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
تَنزِيلٌ مِّن رَّبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ الحاقة 
[It is] a revelation from the Lord of the worlds. Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
وَلَوْ تَقَوَّلَ عَلَيْنَا بَعْضَ الْأَقَاوِيلِ الحاقة 
And if Muhammad had made up about Us some [false] sayings, Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
لَأَخَذْنَا مِنْهُ بِالْيَمِينِ الحاقة 
We would have seized him by the right hand; Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
ثُمَّ لَقَطَعْنَا مِنْهُ الْوَتِينَ الحاقة 
Then We would have cut from him the aorta. Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
فَمَا مِنكُم مِّنْ أَحَدٍ عَنْهُ حَاجِزِينَ الحاقة 
And there is no one of you who could prevent [Us] from him. Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
وَإِنَّهُ لَتَذْكِرَةٌ لِّلْمُتَّقِينَ الحاقة 
And indeed, the Qur'an is a reminder for the righteous. Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
وَإِنَّا لَنَعْلَمُ أَنَّ مِنكُم مُّكَذِّبِينَ الحاقة 
And indeed, We know that among you are deniers. Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
وَإِنَّهُ لَحَسْرَةٌ عَلَى الْكَافِرِينَ الحاقة 
And indeed, it will be [a cause of] regret upon the disbelievers. Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
وَإِنَّهُ لَحَقُّ الْيَقِينِ الحاقة 
And indeed, it is the truth of certainty. Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
فَسَبِّحْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الْعَظِيمِ الحاقة 
So exalt the name of your Lord, the Most Great. Al-Haaqqah ( The Inevitable ) 
What is Holy Quran?
This week, for the first time, Holy Quran Reading. Christians and Muslims on two continents have gathered under one roof to celebrate what they believe to be one of the world’s most important books. Holy Quran Reading But while Muslims praise it as the divine word of God, they disagree about what the text says about God.
Who is God? Muslims believe that God is a single being who is all-knowing, all-powerful, and perfect. Holy Quran Reading To Muslims, he has no gender, no age, and no beginning.
Muslims believe that their God is one of three celestial beings with different functions, often referred to as the guardians. God, the father is Al-Rahman, the exalted father, and God the Son is Al-`Aziz, the benevolent son. God the Mother is Al-Israal or the she-dragon.
So how did this fundamental set of beliefs come about? They are said to have come about by the Prophet Muhammad himself.
The Islamic prophet went up to the summit of Mount Arafat in Mecca and recited a couplet to the heavens: “My Lord and my God, Who will guide me to the Straight Way? And Who will lead me to the Presence of the Throne of Justice? Who will guide me to the Straight Way?”
Muslims believe that this was the prophet’s revelation to his Lord.
At that moment, Muslims say, Holy Quran Reading. God agreed that there would never be any conflict between man and his deity.
“The Quran explains that we should consider God’s attributes as pure and absolute. If we use human logic, we find that they are. Holy Quran Reading. God is beyond human laws and, so, is everything else,” said Suhaib Saleem, an Islamic scholar.
One of the most significant areas where Muslims differ about God is his creation of the world and humankind. Holy Quran Reading. Muslims believe that God created humans from clay. On the other hand, Christians believe that God created Adam from the dust of the earth.
What is the creator of the heavens and earth like?
“God is not like other humans,” Saleem said. “He’s infinite, indescribable, and omnipresent, so his attributes cannot be defined. So he cannot be called masculine or feminine. God cannot be analyzed by human intellect, but instead is explained only by revelation.”
How many days is he with his creation?
“God created the heavens and the earth in six 24-hour days. But since the day we are celebrating today is the Eid al-Fitr, the holiday commemorating the end of Ramadan, we are going by the Islamic lunar calendar, which calculates the length of days differently than the lunar calendar,” said Saleem. “In Islam, the Muslim calendar is used to mark the Islamic years.”
As for the state of nature, Muslims believe that all-powerful God created mankind in the Garden of Eden as “shareholders” in the earth. Holy Quran ReadingAccording to Islam, Adam and Eve disobeyed God and broke his commandment to not eat from the tree of knowledge.
For that transgression, God sent down a plague of locusts who stole man’s food and exposed him to temptation. In response, Adam and Eve were cast out of the garden. In the seventh century, Muslims believe that God sent a messenger named Ishmael to tell them that they must return to the land of the living if they wanted to be saved.
So God is cold-hearted?
“All right, but God also commands us to love each other,” Saleem said. “Even when a Muslim is killing another Muslim, he says he’s doing it to save him. If he truly believed that he should be killed, he wouldn’t obey the commands of God. So, no, I don’t think God is coldhearted.”
How can a dead person communicate with God?
“What is really unusual about God is that he is, in fact, present in everyone and in everyone, he is everywhere,” Saleem said. “If a person dies and is buried, and he believes that he will be resurrected, he will be reborn, like we are reborn from one birth to another.
God can be anywhere at any time. He doesn’t have a permanent home. He’s everywhere, and when you think of God, think of God not as a faraway God, but think of him as present with you all the time.”
To Muslims, he is also omnipresent. In their words, the prophet Muhammad said, “If God is sitting in a corner of a room and you sit at the other end of the room, you can hear his voice in a distance.”
All of this makes many Christians and Jews a little uncomfortable.
“I have never met a Muslim who actually says that Islam is a fair and just religion, because of the problems that are present with Muslims and their treatment of people of other faiths,” said Brian Daniels, a psychologist and a member of the State University of New York at New Paltz faculty of philosophy and religion.
“The fact that God can do anything and can do everything, and if we can’t understand his ways and the nature of his will, we are to be shunned and considered as unfaithful, is so far from the Christian and Jewish belief that anyone who tries to apply that to their own religions is missing the point and gets in their own way.”
What is the basic rule of prayer in Islam?
“In the holy Quran, the first thing that Allah tells us to do when we pray is to bow down before him, to call him by his name, ‘O Lord.’ And we don’t pray with any form of affirmation or negation, or telling him what we want,” Saleem said.
“It’s very much about thankfulness and supplication. After that, he gives us guidance on how to pray, what to do, and how to bow. After that, the rest is up to us. If we get stuck somewhere, we can always go back to his word and keep on praying until we come to a place of clarity.”
What are some of the world’s great mosques?
“I personally visited the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and the Al-Hussaini Mosque in Najaf, Iraq,” Saleem said. “I was deeply moved by both places, as well as the Dome of the Rock mosque in Jerusalem. Also, I had the honor to meet some Muslims during my mission to Mecca.
Some of them are experts on Islamic architecture, such as Yusuf Altu’ai, who designed the first mosque in Malaysia, and who is famous for his expertise on Islamic architecture, and Dr. Raeesi Badeen, who designed a mosque in Bangladesh that took eight years to complete.”