In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent. The Merciful
(The Rending Asunder)
No. 84 (25 Verses)
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Contents of the Sura:
This Sura, like many other Suras of the last part of the holy Qur'an, talks about the Resurrection. First, there are some references to the awful events of the time when this world ends and the New World begins. Then, it speaks about The resurrection and The Reckoning of the good-doers and evildoers and their ultimate end. Further, it refers to the deeds and beliefs of the disbelievers which bring about Allah's punishment on them. And then, after some oaths, it touches on the different stages Man goes through during and after his life. Finally, it returns to speaking about the good and evil actions of Man and his rewards or punishments on That Day.
The Virtue In Studying This Sura:
There is a tradition from the Prophet (p.b.u.h.) which says: "He who studies Sura Inshiqaq Allah will make him safe from being given his Record from behind his back (on the reckoning Day)".
There is a narration from Imam Sadiq, written in the book 'Thawab - al - A'mal', which says: "He who recites those two Suras: Infitar and Inshiqaq, and considers them present before his eyes in his obligatory and optional prayers, nothing will separate him from Allah. He will be in he continuous presence of Allah and Allah will be looking over him until all of the accounts he has with others are settled."