VERSES
83
PAGES
440-445

Name

The Surah takes its name from the two letters of the alphabet with which it begins.

Period of Revelation

A study of the style shows that it was either sent down during the last stage of the middle Makkan period, or it is one of those Surahs, which were sent down during the last stage of the Holy Prophet's stay at Makkah.

Subject Matter and Theme

The object of the discourse is to warn the Quraish of the consequences of not believing in the Prophethood of Muhammad (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) and of resisting and opposing it with tyranny, ridicule and mockery. The aspect of the warning is dominant and conspicuous although along with repeatedly giving the warnings, arguments also have been given for the correct understanding by the people.

Arguments have been given for three things: (1) For Tauhid, from the signs of the universe and from common sense; (2) for the Hereafter, from the signs of the universe, from common sense and from man's own existence itself; and (3) for the Prophethood of the Prophet Muhammad, from the fact that he was facing all kinds of hardships in the preaching of his message without any selfish motive, and from this that whatever he was inviting the people to was rational and reasonable, accepting which was in the people's own interest.

On the strength of these arguments, themes of reprobation, reproof and warning have been presented repeatedly in a highly forceful manner, so that hearts are shaken up and those which have any capacity for accepting the truth left in them should not remain unmoved.

Imam Ahmad, Abu Daud, Nasai, Ibn Majah and Tabarani have related on the authority of Hadrat Ma'qil bin Yasar that the Holy Prophet said:"Surah Ya Sin is the heart of the Qur'an."This is similar to describing the Surah Al Fatiha has the Umm al Qur'an (the essence or core of the Qur'an), because Al Fatihah contains the sum and substance of the teaching of the whole Quran. The Surah Ya Sin has been called the throbbing heart of the Qur'an because it presents the message of the Qur'an in a most forceful manner, which breaks the inertness and stirs the spirit of man to action.

Again Imam Ahmad, Aba Da'ud and Ibn Majah have related from the same Ma'qil bin Yasar that the Holy Prophet said: "Recite Surah Ya Sin to the dying ones among you." The object is not only to revive and refresh the whole Islamic creed in the mind of the dying person but also bring before him, in particular, a complete picture of the Hereafter so that he may know what stages he would have to pass through after crossing the stage of this worldly life. In view of this, it would be desirable that along with the recitation of the Surah Ya Sin its translation also is made for the benefit of the person who does not know Arabic so that the purpose of the admonition is duly fulfilled.

Source: Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi - Tafhim al-Qur'an - The Meaning of the Quran

ﭑﭒﭓ

36:4

Copy

Yusuf Ali

On a Straight Way.

36:5

Copy

Yusuf Ali

It is a Revelation sent down by (Him), the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.

36:6

Copy

ﭿ

Yusuf Ali

In order that thou mayest admonish a people, whose fathers had received no admonition, and who therefore remain heedless (of the Signs of Allah).

36:7

Copy

Yusuf Ali

The Word is proved true against the greater part of them: for they do not believe.

36:8

Copy

Yusuf Ali

We have put yokes round their necks right up to their chins, so that their heads are forced up (and they cannot see).

36:9

Copy

Yusuf Ali

And We have put a bar in front of them and a bar behind them, and further, We have covered them up; so that they cannot see.

36:10

Copy

Yusuf Ali

The same is it to them whether thou admonish them or thou do not admonish them: they will not believe.

36:11

Copy

Yusuf Ali

Thou canst but admonish such a one as follows the Message and fears the (Lord) Most Gracious, unseen: give such a one, therefore, good tidings, of Forgiveness and a Reward most generous.

36:12

Copy

Yusuf Ali

Verily We shall give life to the dead, and We record that which they send before and that which they leave behind, and of all things have We taken account in a clear Book (of evidence).

36:13

Copy

Yusuf Ali

Set forth to them, by way of a parable, the (story of) the Companions of the City. Behold!, there came messengers to it.

36:14

Copy

Yusuf Ali

When We (first) sent to them two messengers, they rejected them: But We strengthened them with a third: they said, "Truly, we have been sent on a mission to you."

36:15

Copy

Yusuf Ali

The (people) said: "Ye are only men like ourselves; and (Allah) Most Gracious sends no sort of revelation: ye do nothing but lie."

36:16

Copy

Yusuf Ali

They said: "Our Lord doth know that we have been sent on a mission to you:

36:17

Copy

ﭿ

Yusuf Ali

"And our duty is only to proclaim the clear Message."

36:18

Copy

Yusuf Ali

The (people) said: "for us, we augur an evil omen from you: if ye desist not, we will certainly stone you. And a grievous punishment indeed will be inflicted on you by us."

36:19

Copy

Yusuf Ali

They said: "Your evil omens are with yourselves: (deem ye this an evil omen). If ye are admonished? Nay, but ye are a people transgressing all bounds!"

36:20

Copy

Yusuf Ali

Then there came running, from the farthest part of the City, a man, saying, "O my people! Obey the messengers:

36:21

Copy

Yusuf Ali

"Obey those who ask no reward of you (for themselves), and who have themselves received Guidance.

36:22

Copy

Yusuf Ali

"It would not be reasonable in me if I did not serve Him Who created me, and to Whom ye shall (all) be brought back.

36:23

Copy

Yusuf Ali

"Shall I take (other) gods besides Him? If (Allah) Most Gracious should intend some adversity for me, of no use whatever will be their intercession for me, nor can they deliver me.

36:24

Copy

Yusuf Ali

"I would indeed, if I were to do so, be in manifest Error.

36:25

Copy

Yusuf Ali

"For me, I have faith in the Lord of you (all): listen, then, to me!"

36:26

Copy

Yusuf Ali

It was said: "Enter thou the Garden." He said: "Ah me! Would that my People knew (what I know)!-

36:27

Copy

ﯿ

Yusuf Ali

"For that my Lord has granted me Forgiveness and has enrolled me among those held in honour!"

36:28

Copy

Yusuf Ali

And We sent not down against his People, after him, any hosts from heaven, nor was it needful for Us so to do.

36:29

Copy

Yusuf Ali

It was no more than a single mighty Blast, and behold! they were (like ashes) quenched and silent.

36:30

Copy

Yusuf Ali

Ah! Alas for (My) Servants! There comes not a messenger to them but they mock him!

36:31

Copy

ﭿ

Yusuf Ali

See they not how many generations before them we destroyed? Not to them will they return:

36:32

Copy

Yusuf Ali

But each one of them all - will be brought before Us (for judgment).

36:33

Copy

Yusuf Ali

A Sign for them is the earth that is dead: We do give it life, and produce grain therefrom, of which ye do eat.

36:34

Copy

Yusuf Ali

And We produce therein orchard with date-palms and vines, and We cause springs to gush forth therein:

Loading...