Surah Qiyamah, also known as Surah Al-Qiyamah or “The Resurrection,” is the seventy-fifth chapter of the Quran. It is a Makkan surah, revealed during the early period of Prophet Muhammad’s mission in Makkah. The surah discusses the Day of Judgment, emphasizing the power and authority of Allah, and warning humanity about the consequences of their actions in the Hereafter.
The surah begins by describing the occurrence of the Day of Judgment, a day when the earth will be shaken, mountains will crumble, and people will be scattered. It highlights the disbelief and skepticism of people towards the concept of resurrection and emphasizes that Allah, the Creator, has the power to bring back the dead to life.
It further explains that on the Day of Judgment, people will be held accountable for their deeds. Their actions, whether big or small, will be brought forth, and they will be faced with their records of good and evil deeds. The surah emphasizes that human beings will not be able to escape the consequences of their actions, as Allah has full knowledge of everything they do.
Surah Qiyamah draws attention to the attitude of people during the Day of Judgment. It describes how those who deny the truth and lead a life of disobedience will regret their actions. They will wish for a chance to go back to the worldly life to make amends, but it will be too late. In contrast, the righteous, who believed in the Oneness of Allah and lived a life of virtue, will be rewarded with Paradise, a place of eternal bliss.
The surah also highlights the disparity between the attitude of the disbelievers and the believers towards the Day of Judgment. While the disbelievers mock the concept of resurrection and belittle its significance, the believers take it seriously and understand its profound implications. The surah reminds the disbelievers of the signs in the universe and their own creation as evidence of Allah’s power and ability to resurrect.
Additionally, Surah Qiyamah emphasizes the importance of taking care of the less fortunate in society. It condemns those who hoard wealth and neglect the needs of the poor and needy. It reminds people that true success lies in fulfilling their responsibilities towards others and being compassionate and just in their dealings.