The disbelievers wonder at the message and resurrection

I take refuge with Allaah, the Exalted, from the accursed devil.

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Raheem: In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.

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The disbelievers wonder at the message and resurrection.

ق وَالْقُرْءانِ الْمَجِيدِ

(1. Qaf. By the Glorious Qur’an.)

– بَلْ عَجِبُواْ أَن جَآءهُمْ مُّنذِرٌ مّنْهُمْ فَقَالَ الْكَـفِرُونَ هَـذَا شَىْء عَجِيبٌ

(2. Nay, they wonder that there has come to them a warner from among themselves. So the disbelievers say: “This is a strange thing!”)

أَءذَا مِتْنَا وَكُنَّا تُرَاباً ذَلِكَ رَجْعُ بَعِيدٌ

(3. “When we are dead and have become dust. (Shall we be resurrected) That is a far return.”)

– قَدْ عَلِمْنَا مَا تَنقُصُ الاْرْضَ مِنْهُمْ وَعِندَنَا كِتَـبٌ حَفِيظٌ

 (4. We know that which the earth takes of them, and with Us is a Book preserved.)

بَلْ كَذَّبُواْ بِالْحَقّ لَمَّا جَآءهُمْ فَهُمْ فِى أَمْرٍ مَّرِيجٍ

 (5. Nay, but they have denied the truth when it has come to them, so they are in a Marij state.)

Surah 50 Qaf Verse 1-5

Tafsir Ibn Kathir

(Qaf.) which is one of the letters of the alphabet that are mentioned in the beginning of some Surahs, such as,

(Sad.) (38:1), (Nun. ) (68:1), (Alif Lam Mim.) (2:1), (Ha Mim.) (40:1), and

(Ta Sin) (28:1) and etc., Mujahid and several others said this. We also discussed this in the beginning of the explanation of Surat Al-Baqarah, and therefore, it is not necessary to repeat it here.

 Allah said,

(By the Glorious Qur’an.) means by the Honorable and Great Qur’an, which,

(Falsehood cannot come to it from before it or behind it: (it is) sent down by the All-Wise, Worthy of all praise.)(41:42) The subject of the oath contained in this Ayah is specified afterwards, even though it does not appear by word, emphasizing prophethood, resurrection and affirming that they are true. There are similar kinds of oaths in the Qur’an, whose subject is included in the meaning but not by word, such as,

(Sad. By the Qur’an full of reminding. Nay, those who disbelieve are in false pride and opposition.)(38:1-2) Allah said here,

(Qaf. By the Glorious Qur’an. Nay, they wonder that there has come to them a warner from among themselves. So the disbelievers say: “This is a strange thing!”) They wondered at the wisdom behind sending a Messenger who is a human being. Allah the Exalted and Most Honored said in another Ayah

(Is it a wonder for mankind that We have sent Our revelation to a man from among themselves (saying): “Warn mankind.”) (10:2), meaning, this is not strange, for Allah chooses Messengers from angels and humans. Allah the Exalted and Most Honored mentioned that the disbelievers also wondered about the Resurrection and discounted its coming,

(When we are dead and have become dust. That is a far return.) They said, `after we die, disintegrate, with our organs torn apart and we become dust, how can we be brought back to our original shape and bodies,’

(That is a far return.) `it is not likely that it will ever occur.’ They thought that Resurrection was far from happening and will never occur. Allah the Exalted responded to their statement by saying,

(We know that which the earth takes of them.) meaning, `We know what the earth consumes of their dead bodies.’ Where and how the bodies disintegrated, what they turned into and how they have become, all of this is never absent from Allah’s knowledge.

(and with Us is a Book preserved,) `that keeps all records. Therefore, Our knowledge is encompassing and the Book of decrees has everything precisely recorded in it. Al-`Awfi narrated that `Abdullah bin `Abbas commented on the statement of Allah the Exalted,

(We know that which the earth takes of them,) “It refers to what the earth consumes of their flesh, skin, bones and hair.” A similar view was recorded from Mujahid, Qatadah, Ad-Dahhak and several others. Allah, the Exalted and Most Honored, explained the reason behind their disbelief, rebellion and discounting the possibility of what is truly possible,

(Nay, but they have denied the truth when it has come to them, so they are in a Marij state.) This is the state of all those who defy the Truth: whatever they say and utter after denying the Truth, is utterly false. Marij means, in disarray, in a confused state and defying the characteristics of the Truth. Allah the Exalted said in another Ayah,

(Certainly, you have different ideas. Turned aside therefrom is he who is turned aside.)(51:8-9)

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