Free Quran Chapter 56: The Inevitable (Al-Waaqe’ah)

Learn from GOD that only the sincere can understand the Quran. Disbelievers don’t deserve guidance. A lot of people believe they are entitled to the truth. Which is false. Guidance comes at a great price, and that price is your ego. You have to kill your ego and put all your trust in GOD ALONE. Stop relying on your so called “intellect” trust me, humans are not intelligent, not even the most genius person is intelligent, at least not in comparison with GOD. So don’t let your “smartness” get to your head. I see it too often among people, they let “intelligence” get to their head. But in reality it just serves to delude them.

I’m not saying that you should stop thinking, no, on the contrary, I’m actually saying the opposite, think to the best of your abilities. The problem with “intelligence” however, is that it can give you a false impression of yourself, tricking you into thinking that you already know something. So in a way you own intelligence can misguide you. Thinking on the other hand is not depending on ones own intelligence, because you are actually thinking, you are exploring, you are challenging your intelligence, you are challenging everything that you already know. There are a lot of intelligent people out there… but that doesn’t mean they possess thinking skills, instead they rely on bigotry. Because everything you believe in can change because of one word or a different perspective.

In this chapter you also learn that there are different ranks, each attained depending on how much righteous work you have put in, such as the Contact prayers, charity, fasting, and such. It might be hard right now to understand the reality and heaviness of all of this. I mean think about it, GOD??? exists???, that’s an amazing reality. But you might not feel it right now, but you will. GOD exists, and this whole test is real, it is happening. And you should not feel bad if you don’t feel it right now. It is not about time spent in belief, or being brainwashed, or being completely high up there in the clouds. It is about understanding. It took me 10 years to reach this stage of belief. The first 9 years don’t even feel like I really believed, it was just research, testing and being busy with life. But again, I don’t feel like I was a real believer yesterday either. Because every new day brings me closer to GOD. But I also think this has to do with the fact that we have to be aware of GOD at all times and constantly improve ourselves to become better people. Your faith becomes reality the more you witness this world and GOD’s commandments in action.

Think about this, lets say I tell you that there is a rabbit behind the tree, at first you might not believe me, so you go and check behind the tree, and it turns out there really was a rabbit behind the tree, this means you now believe me! It is similar with GOD’s commandments, test them out, follow them, see them at work, see the consequences for not obeying GOD. And soon you will understand that GOD is the only reality and truth there is. You can do this even if you are an atheist, you like challenges right? You only believe in science where one conducts experiments to conclude a truth? Well, that’s great, study GOD’s commandments, experiment, test them out and you will soon realize that GOD is a fact.

Quran Chapter 56: The Inevitable (Al-Waaqe’ah)

[56:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

[56:1] When the inevitable comes to pass.

[56:2] Nothing can stop it from happening.

[56:3] It will lower some, and raise others.

[56:4] The earth will be shaken up.

[56:5] The mountains will be wiped out.

[56:6] As if they never existed.

[56:7] You will be stratified into three kinds.

[56:8] Those who deserved bliss will be in bliss.

[56:9] Those who deserved misery will be in misery.

[56:10] Then there is the elite of the elite.

[56:11] They are those who will be closest (to God).

[56:12] In the gardens of bliss.

[56:13] Many from the first generations.*

[56:14] Few from the later generations.

[56:15] On luxurious furnishings.

[56:16] Enjoying everything, they will be neighbors.

[56:17] Serving them will be immortal servants.

[56:18] With cups, pitchers and pure drinks.

[56:19] They never run out, nor do they get bored.

[56:20] Fruits of their choice.

[56:21] Meat of birds that they desire.

[56:22] Beautiful mates.

[56:23] Like protected pearls.

[56:24] Rewards for their works.

[56:25] They never hear any nonsense therein, nor sinful utterances.

[56:26] Only the utterance: “Peace, peace.”

The Lower Heaven

[56:27] Those of the right side, will be on the right side.

[56:28] In lush orchards.

[56:29] Fragrant fruits.

[56:30] Extended shade.

[56:31] Abundant water.

[56:32] Many fruits.

[56:33] Never ending; never forbidden.

[56:34] Luxurious furnishings.

[56:35] We create for them mates.

[56:36] Never previously touched.

[56:37] Perfectly matched.

[56:38] For those on the right side.

[56:39] Many from the early generations.

[56:40] Many from the later generations.*

*56:13-40 People who believe and nourish their souls through worshiping God alone are destined for the High Heaven. The contemporary followers of each messenger invariably suffer persecution from the traditionalists and adherents of the corrupted religion. Thus, they have a special place reserved for them in the High Heaven. All people who die before the age of 40 go to the Lower Heaven, at least (46:15).


[56:41] Those of the left, will be on the left.

[56:42] In misery and inferno.

[56:43] Even their shade is hot.

[56:44] Never cool, never tolerable.

[56:45] They used to be rich.

[56:46] They insisted on the great blasphemy.

[56:47] They said, “After we die and turn to dust and bones, we get resurrected?

[56:48] “Does this include our forefathers?”

[56:49] Say, “The early generations and the later generations.

[56:50] “Will be summoned to a meeting on a predetermined day.

[56:51] “Then you, O disbelieving strayers.

[56:52] “Will eat from the trees of bitterness.

[56:53] “Filling your bellies therefrom.

[56:54] “Then drinking on top of it hellish drinks.

[56:55] “Then adding drinks of sand.”

[56:56] Such is their share on the Day of Judgment.


[56:57] We have created you, if you could only believe!

[56:58] Have you noted the semen that you produce?

[56:59] Did you create it, or did we?

[56:60] We have predetermined death for you. Nothing can stop us –

[56:61] from substituting new generations in your place, and establishing what you do not know.

[56:62] You know about the first creation. Do you not remember?

[56:63] Have you noted the crops you reap?

[56:64] Did you grow them, or did we?

[56:65] If we will, we can turn it into hay. Then you will lament:

[56:66] “We lost.

[56:67] “We are deprived.”

[56:68] Have you noted the water you drink?

[56:69] Did you send it down from the clouds, or did we?

[56:70] If we will, we can make it salty. You should be thankful.

[56:71] Have you noted the fire you ignite?

[56:72] Did you initiate its tree, or did we?

[56:73] We rendered it a reminder, and a useful tool for the users.

[56:74] You shall glorify the name of your Lord, the Great.

Only the Sincere Can Understand the Quran

[56:75] I swear by the positions of the stars.

[56:76] This is an oath, if you only knew, that is awesome.*

*56:75-76 Our universe, the smallest and innermost of seven universes, contains a billion galaxies, a billion trillion stars, spanning billions of light years. These uncountable decillions of heavenly bodies maintain their orbits in a divinely controlled precision. The more we learn, the more we realize how awesome this oath is. See Appendix 6.

[56:77] This is an honorable Quran.

[56:78] In a protected book.

[56:79] None can grasp it except the sincere.*

*56:79 The insincere who are not satisfied with the Quran alone are divinely prevented from understanding the Quran. This concept is repeated throughout the Quran (17:45-46, 18:57). Consequently, they cannot understand this verse. For example, compare this translation of 7:3, 17:46, 41:44, and 56:79 with other translations.

[56:80] A revelation from the Lord of the universe.

[56:81] Are you disregarding this narration?

[56:82] Do you make it your business that you disbelieve?

[56:83] When the time comes and it (your soul) reaches your throat –

[56:84] you will then look around.

[56:85] We are closer to it than you are, but you do not see.

[56:86] If it is true that you do not owe any accounting –

[56:87] why do you not restore (your soul), if you are truthful?

[56:88] If he is one of those close to Me –

[56:89] then joy, flowers, and gardens of bliss.

[56:90] And if he is one of the right –

[56:91] peace is the lot of those on the right.

[56:92] But if he is one of the disbelievers, the strayers –

[56:93] then an abode of inferno –

[56:94] and burning in Hell.

[56:95] This is the absolute truth.

[56:96] You shall glorify the name of your Lord, the Great.

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Ahmad Wehbe

Wehbe is a creative artist and philosopher from Sweden with Lebanese roots. He uses various art forms to express emotions, thoughts and to tell stories.