Understanding the Holy message – Surah Al-Jathiya
Surah No 45: Al-Jathiya
Number of Ayats: Thirty- seven
Meaning of the name: It takes its name from Ayat no 28 where the word â€˜Jathiyaâ€™ has been mentioned which means â€œbowing of the kneeâ€.
Summary: This is a Makki surah. It is stated that the greatest folly on part of humans is to reject Allahâ€™s signs that have been scattered around us, because by doing so we are then actually following are own man-made laws. Such people are not worthy of His guidance and blessings. It is unfortunate for we can find these signs in ourselves, in animals and in the environment that we live in. And everyone gets the opportunity to develop their qualities and to reap the fruits of their earnest endeavours. The Jews are referred here for they were a highly favoured nation. Yet it was due to their actions that they stopped receiving the divine blessings.
The disbelievers think that only time can destroy them, but what is time? Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) once said â€œAllah said; the son of Adam annoys Me, for he abuses Ad-Dahr (time) though I am Ad-Dahr (time); in My Hands are all things and I cause revolution of day and nightâ€
It is stated that on the Day of Judgement every disbeliever will have to submit before Allah on his knees, and then a record of their conduct will be read out for the recording Angel has been recording all his deeds during his life. Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) said â€œWhen carried to his grave, a dead person is followed by three, two of which return (after burial) and one remains with him: his relatives, his property and his deeds follow him, relatives and his property return back while his deeds remain with himâ€.