Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Forgetting of the last Day

Quran Chapter 21  96 & 97 (Pt-17, Stg-4) (L-2077) درس قرآن

Forgetting of the last Day

Chapter ’Ambiyaaa’” – (The Prophets) – 21

 ‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim. 
(I seek refuge in Allaah from Satan the outcast.)


(In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.)

حَتَّىٰٓ إِذَا فُتِحَتْ يَأْجُوجُ وَمَأْجُوجُ وَهُم مِّن كُلِّ حَدَبٍ يَنسِلُونَ 96

 وَٱقْتَرَبَ ٱلْوَعْدُ ٱلْحَقُّ فَإِذَا هِىَ شَٰخِصَةٌ أَبْصَٰرُ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا۟ يَٰوَيْلَنَا قَدْ كُنَّا فِى غَفْلَةٍ مِّنْ هَٰذَا بَلْ كُنَّا ظَٰلِمِينَ 97


96.  Until,  when Gog and Magog are let loose, and they hasten out of every mound.


97.  And the True Promise draweth nigh; then behold them, staring wide (in terror), the eyes of those who disbelieve! (They say): Alas for us! We (lived) in forgetfulness of this. Ah, but we were wrongdoers!

96.  Hattaaa  ‘izaa  futihat  Ya’-juuju  wa  Ma’-juuju  wa  hum-min-  kulli  hadabiny-yansiluun.


97.  Waqtarabal-Wa’-dul- Haqqu  fa-‘izaa  hiya  shaakhi-satun  ‘absaarul-laziina  kafaruu.  Yaawaylanaa  qad  kunnaa  fii  gafla-tim-min  haazaa  bal  kunnaa  zaalimiin.




Gog and Magog have been stopped due to an obstacle, prepared under supervision of Alexander the great, who was known as “lord of the two horns”, i.e. east and west (Zulqarnain). When the Day of Resurrection will reach nigh, then these vicious people will spread in the whole world. It was mentioned earlier that the people who did wrong, were ruined due to their evil days, they will never be reproduced in this world.


In this verse, it is commanded: When you behold that the rebellious people have been spreading all over the world, then you should consider that the Day of Resurrection is near. The last Day is such terrible Hour that when the disbelievers will see It, they will forget to wink their eyes. Ruin and destruction will be visible everywhere. Then they will cry out senselessly: Now the evil is near to come upon us! Alas for us! We were ignorant from this side. Not only we were careless, but we falsified it intentionally, rejected the Sayings of the Prophets (peace be upon them) too and committed such works; due to which coming of destruction was necessary.


Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif).