Free Quran Chapter 46: The Dunes (Al-Ahqaf)
Learn from GOD that the age of responsibility is set to 40, you better have studied and believed by then. Everyone who reaches the age of forty will tell you that something happens. Life suddenly feels different, consequences seem heavier. Something is simply different once you hit forty. And we learn from the Quran that the age of forty really is significant. The verse is 46:15, and it tells us that by the age of forty, you should have already done your research, completed your spiritual journey enough to understand what is right and what is wrong. This – indirectly – tells us that the age of responsibility is the age of forty. It could have been 20, 30, 50, 60, 70 or whatever, but GOD chose 40. Many people oppose this fact because it was discovered by Rashad Khalifa. However, we can simply step back a little and just think about the verse itself. Why does GOD even mention a specific age? If the age of forty didn’t have any important value, then GOD could have said “old age” or simply “maturity” and left out age of forty completely. But GOD didn’t, because GOD is telling is that the age of responsibility is the age of forty.
So what does this mean? What does “responsibility” mean? What kind of responsibility is GOD talking about? That is explained in the verse itself. When we reach age of forty, we are no longer excused for our offenses. Major sins and blasphemies will now hit us fully, and we will suffer the consequences in full weight. 40 years is enough time for a person to research the world and come to a conclusion about GOD’s existence. 40 years is enough time to look around us and learn what it means to be a good person. It is enough time for us to learn from our mistakes and become more humane and peaceful beings. So this means by the time we are 40 years old, we can no longer be excused and forgiven because of ignorance. Just like how we excuse and forgive children who are ignorant of how things work in life. It is same with GOD. GOD gives us 40 years to grow spiritually, and until then; GOD will treat us just like how we treat children who don’t know better.
A parable is this: You are put inside a cage that is then submerged into the water, you have 40 minutes to study the sharks around you and learn how to survive if there was no cage. Then after 40 minutes the cage is removed.
Quran Chapter 46: The Dunes (Al-Ahqaf)
[46:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
[46:1] H. M.
[46:2] The revelation of this scripture is from God, the Almighty, Most Wise.
[46:3] We did not create the heavens and the earth, and everything between them except for a specific purpose, and for a finite interim. Those who disbelieve are totally oblivious to the warnings given to them.
[46:4] Say, “Consider the idols you have set up beside God. Show me what on earth did they create. Do they own part of the heavens? Show me any other scripture before this one, or any piece of established knowledge that supports your idolatry, if you are truthful.”
The Idols Totally Unaware
[46:5] Who is farther astray than those who idolize beside God idols that can never respond to them until the Day of Resurrection, and are totally unaware of their worship?
The Idols Disown Their Worshipers*
[46:6] And when the people are summoned (on the Day of Judgment), their idols will become their enemies, and will denounce their idolatry.*
*46:6 See also Matthew 7:21-23: Jesus clearly disowns those who call him “Lord.”
[46:7] When our revelations were recited to them, perfectly clear, those who disbelieved said of the truth that came to them, “This is obviously magic!”
[46:8] When they say, “He fabricated this,” say, “If I fabricated this, then you cannot protect me from God. He is fully aware of everything you scheme. He suffices as a witness between me and you. He is the Forgiver, Most Merciful.”
[46:9] Say, “I am not different from other messengers. I have no idea what will happen to me or to you. I only follow what is revealed to me. I am no more than a profound warner.”
Rabbi Judah the Pious*
[46:10] Say, “What if it is from God and you disbelieved in it? A witness from the Children of Israel has borne witness to a similar phenomenon,* and he has believed, while you have turned arrogant. Surely, God does not guide the wicked people.”
*46:10 This witness is Rabbi Judah the Pious (11th Century A.D.), who discovered the same 19-based mathematical code in intact fragments of the scripture (see Appendix 1).
[46:11] Those who disbelieved said about those who believed, “If it were anything good, they would not have accepted it before us.” Because they were not guided to it, they said, “This is an old fabrication!”
[46:12] Before this, the book of Moses provided guidance and mercy. This too is a scripture that confirms, in Arabic, to warn those who transgressed, and to give good news to the righteous.
[46:13] Surely, those who say, “Our Lord is God,” then lead a righteous life, will have no fear, nor will they grieve.
[46:14] They have deserved Paradise, where they abide forever; a reward for their works.
40: The Age of Decision*
[46:15] We enjoined the human being to honor his parents. His mother bore him arduously, gave birth to him arduously, and took intimate care of him for thirty months. When he reaches maturity, and reaches the age of forty,* he should say, “My Lord, direct me to appreciate the blessings You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents, and to do the righteous works that please You. Let my children be righteous as well. I have repented to You; I am a submitter.”
*46:15 God knows full well who deserves to go to Heaven and who deserves to go to Hell. It is His law that whomever He puts to death before the age of 40 shall go to Heaven. God’s immense mercy is reflected in the fact that most people have difficulty accepting this divine mercy; they argue: “Put them in Hell!” See Appendix 32.
[46:16] It is from these that we accept the righteous works, and overlook their sins. They have deserved Paradise. This is the truthful promise that is promised to them.
[46:17] Then there is the one who says to his parents, “Woe to you; are you telling me that (after death) I will come back to life? How come those who died before us never come back?” The parents would cry for God’s help and say, “Woe to you; please believe! God’s promise is the truth.” He would say, “Tales from the past!”
[46:18] Such are the ones stamped as disbelievers among every generation of jinns and humans; they are losers.
[46:19] They all attain the ranks they have deserved, in accordance with their works. He will pay them for their works, without the least injustice.
[46:20] The day will come when those who disbelieved will be introduced to the hellfire: “You have wasted the good chances given to you during your worldly life, and you rejoiced in them. Consequently, today you incur a shameful retribution as a requital for the arrogance you committed on earth without any basis, and for your evil works.”
[46:21] Recall that the brother of `Ãd warned his people at the dunes – numerous warnings were also delivered before him and after him: “You shall not worship except God. I fear for you the retribution of a great day.”
[46:22] They said, “Did you come to divert us from our gods? We challenge you to bring (the retribution) you threaten, if you are truthful.”
[46:23] He said, “The knowledge about this is with God; I only deliver to you what I was sent to deliver. However, I see that you people are ignorant.”
[46:24] When they saw the storm heading their way, they said, “This storm will bring to us much needed rain.” Instead, this is what you challenged (HÃ»d) to bring; violent wind wherein there is painful retribution.
[46:25] It destroyed everything, as commanded by its Lord. By morning, nothing was standing except their homes. We thus requite the guilty people.
They Ridiculed the Messenger’s Warnings
[46:26] We had established them in the same way as we established you, and provided them with hearing, eyes, and minds. But their hearing, eyes, and minds did not help them at all. This is because they decided to disregard God’s revelations. Thus, the prophecies and warnings that they ridiculed have caused their doom.
[46:27] We have annihilated many communities around you, after we had explained the proofs, that they might repent.
[46:28] Why then did the idols they set up to bring them closer to God fail to help them? Instead, they abandoned them. Such were the false gods they idolized; such were the innovations they fabricated.
Believers Among the Jinns*
[46:29] Recall that we directed a number of jinns to you, in order to let them hear the Quran. When they got there, they said, “Listen.” As soon as it was over, they rushed to their people, warning.*
*46:29 Jinns are the creatures who fully agreed with Satan when he initiated his famous blasphemy billions of years ago. They are brought into this world as descendants of Satan. One jinn is born every time a human being is born. The newly born jinn is assigned to the same body as the newly born human, and constantly pushes Satan’s point of view (Appendix 7).
[46:30] They said, “O our people, we have heard a book that was revealed after Moses, and confirms the previous scriptures. It guides to the truth; to the right path.
[46:31] “O our people, respond to the call of God, and believe in Him. He will then forgive your sins, and spare you a painful retribution.”
[46:32] Those who fail to respond to God’s call cannot escape, and will have no Lord other than Him; they have gone far astray.
[46:33] Do they not realize that God, who created the heavens and the earth without the least effort, is able to revive the dead? Yes indeed; He is Omnipotent.
[46:34] The day the disbelievers are introduced to the Hellfire, they will be asked, “Is this not the truth?” They will answer, “Yes indeed, by our Lord.” He will say, “Then suffer the retribution for your disbelief.”
God’s Messenger of the Covenant*
[46:35] Therefore, be patient like the messengers before you who possessed strength and resorted to patience. Do not be in a hurry to see the retribution that will inevitably come to them. The day they see it, it will seem as if they lasted one hour of the day. This is a proclamation: Is it not the wicked who are consistently annihilated?
*46:35 Quranic and mathematical evidence proves that the messenger addressed here is Rashad Khalifa. By adding the gematrical value of “Rashad Khalifa” (1230), plus the sura number (46), plus the verse number (35), we get 1311, or 19×69. This conforms with the Quran’s code (App 2).
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