Al-Qur’an: Suratul Mudathir 38-56


  1. Every soul, for what it has earned, will be retained
  2. Except the companions of the right,

40.[Who will be] in gardens, questioning each other

  1. About the criminals,

42.[And asking them], “What put you into Saqar?”

43.They will say, “We were not of those who prayed,

44.Nor did we used to feed the poor.

45.And we used to enter into vain discourse with those who engaged [in it],

46.And we used to deny the Day of Recompense

  1. Until there came to us the certainty.”

48.So there will not benefit them the intercession of [any] intercessors.

49.Then what is [the matter] with them that they are, from the reminder, turning away

  1. As if they were alarmed donkeys

51.Fleeing from a lion?

52.Rather, every person among them desires that he would be given scriptures spread about.

53.No! But they do not fear the Hereafter.

54.No! Indeed, the Qur’an is a reminder

55.Then whoever wills will remember it.

56.And they will not remember except that Allah wills. He is worthy of fear and adequate for [granting] forgiveness.


The title chosen by Dr. Wahbatu Zuhaili in his tafseer muneer for these verses is: The conversation between the righteous and the criminals

Cause of revelation (سبب النزولVerse 52:

Abu Jahl and some groups from Quraysh said: Oh Muhammad! We will never believe in you until you bring a book from the heaven for each of us with the title: From the Lord of the worlds to so and so commanding us to follow you

Source:البحرالمحيط: 8/ 381


These verses informed us about the event of the Day of Judgment:

Culled from tafsir muneer by Dr. Wahbatu Zuhaili

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