Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Severity of the Day of Resurrection

Quran Chapter 25: 14 (Pt-18, Stg-4) (L-2272) درس قرآن

Severity of the Day of Resurrection

Chapter Furqaan”- {The Criterion (of Right and Wrong)} – 25

‘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)

لَّا تَدْعُوا۟ ٱلْيَوْمَ ثُبُورًا وَٰحِدًا وَٱدْعُوا۟ ثُبُورًا كَثِيرًا 14

14.  Pray not this Day for one destruction, but pray for many destructions! 14.  Laa  tad-‘ul-yawma  subuu-ranw-waahidanw-wad-‘uu  su-buuran-  kasiiraa.


In this verse, condition of the severity of distraction and restlessness has been manifested too more. When the mankind becomes very afraid of any calamity, he begins to pray for death, because he considers that after death he will be discharged from the calamity. However, by his wish of death, it is proved that his pain and suffering is not bearable. It is the reason that he has been praying for death.


It is commanded: State of pain and suffering in the Hell cannot be guessed by praying for one death as it should be conjectured. Perhaps wish of many deaths instantly can draw a map of that trouble which the Hellish people will have to endure in the Hell. In other words; pain of the Hellish people is not too much less that it may be disclosed by the wish of praying for one time death. That is as much that by the wish of praying for many deaths at a time, its severity can be estimated. As though, affliction of the Hell is not like the last breath, but it is as “fall of many agonies of the death” at a time.


We should meditate in the matter which was pointed out in the previous lesson. Its simple example is as if a person has to proceed to any coldest place of Kashmir where he did never go earlier, and where he is present now; weather of that place is quite normal, then will he not hear the sayings of that person who has come from Kashmir and says: You should go to Kashmir with the arrangements of warm clothes, blanket and quilt etc. otherwise you will die of coldness? Now if this person does not hear the talk of that experienced person and says: You are telling a lie. Saying this; if he proceeds in ordinary clothes, then after reaching Kashmir; will he die or live? Any intelligent person will never move before making suitable arrangements. Can the News of a True Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and True Qur’an be false? Are our sense and understanding working correctly?


Transliterated Holy Qur’aan 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).