Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Translation and Explanation of Surah Zalzalah - Part Two

6- يَوْمَئِذٍ يَصْدُرُ النَّاسُ أَشْتَاتًا لِّيُرَوْا أَعْمَالَهُمْ

That Day, the people will depart separated [into categories] to be shown [the result of] their deeds.

All people will proceed towards their destination as separate groups in order to be shown their deeds. These groups will be based upon the actions/deeds they have done. Groups who performed good actions will be led to Jannah in groups, while those who performed poorly will be led into Hellfire. They will be further divided into groups based upon the levels they will be placed in Jannah and Hell. 

Although the people will be taken into groups, they will be by themselves since no one could help them. A common example is riding on a bus. We are with several others but we are alone since we cannot trust anyone, we don't know anybody. 

'Being shown their deeds' can be taken literally that they will be shown their deeds in order to be held accountable, and it can also be taken as a reference to be taken to the place of gathering where the hisaab will take place. Secondly, it can also be taken as the result of their deeds, Jannah or Jahannum. 

7- فَمَن يَعْمَلْ مِثْقَالَ ذَرَّةٍ خَيْرًا يَرَهُ

So whoever does an atom's weight of good will see it,

If someone does a good deed as small as an atom, he will see it recorded and it will see its reward. There are minute details of Jannah mentioned in the Quran that show that Allah will rewards believers for even their smallest good deeds.

In this world sometimes we do small good deeds and they go unnoticed or forgotten, but Allah (swt) sees. Allah sees and knows all that there is, therefore we should not underrate any good act even if it is meeting your brother with a cheerful face. Whenever we get free, we should indulge ourselves in dhikr, as even though it is quick and short, it will be noted in the book. 

8- وَمَن يَعْمَلْ مِثْقَالَ ذَرَّةٍ شَرًّا يَرَهُ

And whoever does an atom's weight of evil will see it.

If there is an evil deed as small as an atom even, he will see it noted in his book. Nothing is left out of the register, everything that a person does is written in it.