The Noble Qur'an » An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) - النازعات
وَالنَّازِعَاتِ غَرْقًا النازعات 
By those [angels] who extract with violence An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
وَالنَّاشِطَاتِ نَشْطًا النازعات 
And [by] those who remove with ease An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
وَالسَّابِحَاتِ سَبْحًا النازعات 
And [by] those who glide [as if] swimming An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
فَالسَّابِقَاتِ سَبْقًا النازعات 
And those who race each other in a race An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
فَالْمُدَبِّرَاتِ أَمْرًا النازعات 
And those who arrange [each] matter, An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
يَوْمَ تَرْجُفُ الرَّاجِفَةُ النازعات 
On the Day the blast [of the Horn] will convulse [creation], An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
تَتْبَعُهَا الرَّادِفَةُ النازعات 
There will follow it the subsequent [one]. An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
قُلُوبٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ وَاجِفَةٌ النازعات 
Hearts, that Day, will tremble, An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
أَبْصَارُهَا خَاشِعَةٌ النازعات 
Their eyes humbled. An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
يَقُولُونَ أَإِنَّا لَمَرْدُودُونَ فِي الْحَافِرَةِ النازعات 
They are [presently] saying, "Will we indeed be returned to [our] former state [of life]? An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
أَإِذَا كُنَّا عِظَامًا نَّخِرَةً النازعات 
Even if we should be decayed bones? An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
قَالُوا تِلْكَ إِذًا كَرَّةٌ خَاسِرَةٌ النازعات 
They say, "That, then, would be a losing return." An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
فَإِنَّمَا هِيَ زَجْرَةٌ وَاحِدَةٌ النازعات 
Indeed, it will be but one shout, An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
فَإِذَا هُم بِالسَّاهِرَةِ النازعات 
And suddenly they will be [alert] upon the earth's surface. An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
هَلْ أَتَاكَ حَدِيثُ مُوسَىٰ النازعات 
Has there reached you the story of Moses? - An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
إِذْ نَادَاهُ رَبُّهُ بِالْوَادِ الْمُقَدَّسِ طُوًى النازعات 
When his Lord called to him in the sacred valley of Tuwa, An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
اذْهَبْ إِلَىٰ فِرْعَوْنَ إِنَّهُ طَغَىٰ النازعات 
"Go to Pharaoh. Indeed, he has transgressed. An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
فَقُلْ هَل لَّكَ إِلَىٰ أَن تَزَكَّىٰ النازعات 
And say to him, 'Would you [be willing to] purify yourself An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
وَأَهْدِيَكَ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ فَتَخْشَىٰ النازعات 
And let me guide you to your Lord so you would fear [Him]?'" An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
فَأَرَاهُ الْآيَةَ الْكُبْرَىٰ النازعات 
And he showed him the greatest sign, An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
فَكَذَّبَ وَعَصَىٰ النازعات 
But Pharaoh denied and disobeyed. An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
ثُمَّ أَدْبَرَ يَسْعَىٰ النازعات 
Then he turned his back, striving. An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
فَحَشَرَ فَنَادَىٰ النازعات 
And he gathered [his people] and called out An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
فَقَالَ أَنَا رَبُّكُمُ الْأَعْلَىٰ النازعات 
And said, "I am your most exalted lord." An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
فَأَخَذَهُ اللَّهُ نَكَالَ الْآخِرَةِ وَالْأُولَىٰ النازعات 
So Allah seized him in exemplary punishment for the last and the first [transgression]. An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَعِبْرَةً لِّمَن يَخْشَىٰ النازعات 
Indeed in that is a warning for whoever would fear [Allah]. An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
أَأَنتُمْ أَشَدُّ خَلْقًا أَمِ السَّمَاءُ ۚ بَنَاهَا النازعات 
Are you a more difficult creation or is the heaven? Allah constructed it. An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
رَفَعَ سَمْكَهَا فَسَوَّاهَا النازعات 
He raised its ceiling and proportioned it. An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
وَأَغْطَشَ لَيْلَهَا وَأَخْرَجَ ضُحَاهَا النازعات 
And He darkened its night and extracted its brightness. An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
وَالْأَرْضَ بَعْدَ ذَٰلِكَ دَحَاهَا النازعات 
And after that He spread the earth. An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
أَخْرَجَ مِنْهَا مَاءَهَا وَمَرْعَاهَا النازعات 
He extracted from it its water and its pasture, An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
وَالْجِبَالَ أَرْسَاهَا النازعات 
And the mountains He set firmly An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
مَتَاعًا لَّكُمْ وَلِأَنْعَامِكُمْ النازعات 
As provision for you and your grazing livestock. An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
فَإِذَا جَاءَتِ الطَّامَّةُ الْكُبْرَىٰ النازعات 
But when there comes the greatest Overwhelming Calamity - An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
يَوْمَ يَتَذَكَّرُ الْإِنسَانُ مَا سَعَىٰ النازعات 
The Day when man will remember that for which he strove, An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
وَبُرِّزَتِ الْجَحِيمُ لِمَن يَرَىٰ النازعات 
And Hellfire will be exposed for [all] those who see - An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
فَأَمَّا مَن طَغَىٰ النازعات 
So as for he who transgressed An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
وَآثَرَ الْحَيَاةَ الدُّنْيَا النازعات 
And preferred the life of the world, An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
فَإِنَّ الْجَحِيمَ هِيَ الْمَأْوَىٰ النازعات 
Then indeed, Hellfire will be [his] refuge. An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
وَأَمَّا مَنْ خَافَ مَقَامَ رَبِّهِ وَنَهَى النَّفْسَ عَنِ الْهَوَىٰ النازعات 
But as for he who feared the position of his Lord and prevented the soul from [unlawful] inclination, An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
فَإِنَّ الْجَنَّةَ هِيَ الْمَأْوَىٰ النازعات 
Then indeed, Paradise will be [his] refuge. An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
يَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ السَّاعَةِ أَيَّانَ مُرْسَاهَا النازعات 
They ask you, [O Muhammad], about the Hour: when is its arrival? An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
فِيمَ أَنتَ مِن ذِكْرَاهَا النازعات 
In what [position] are you that you should mention it? An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ مُنتَهَاهَا النازعات 
To your Lord is its finality. An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
إِنَّمَا أَنتَ مُنذِرُ مَن يَخْشَاهَا النازعات 
You are only a warner for those who fear it. An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
كَأَنَّهُمْ يَوْمَ يَرَوْنَهَا لَمْ يَلْبَثُوا إِلَّا عَشِيَّةً أَوْ ضُحَاهَا النازعات 
It will be, on the Day they see it, as though they had not remained [in the world] except for an afternoon or a morning thereof. An-Nazi'at ( Those who Pull Out ) 
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.”