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Overview - Surah 37: as-Saffat (Those Lined Up) Views: 01226
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 Total Ayat 182
 
 Total Words 860
 
  Root Words 250
 
Unique Root Words 10
Naming Convention of the Surah [ edit ] Last edited: 03/03/2016

Surah as-Saffat takes its name from the first Ayat, وَالصَّافَّاتِ صَفًّا "By those lined up in rows." (37:1)

There are 182 Ayat in this Surah.

 
 
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Central Theme [ edit ] Last edited: 03/03/2016

The disbelievers of Makkah are warned of their mockery and derision to God’s message of Monotheism (Tawhid) and the Hereafter, and their refusal to acknowledge the Prophet. In the end they have been plainly warned that the Prophet, whom they are mocking and ridiculing, will overwhelm them in spite of their power and wealth and they will find the army of God encamping in the very courtyards of their houses (v. 171-179).

This notice was given at a time when there appeared to be no chance of success for the Prophets mission. The Muslims (who have been called God’s army in these verses) were under severe persecution. Three quarters of their population had already emigrated and hardly 40 to 50 of the Companions were left with the Prophet in Makkah, helplessly experiencing excessive persecution. Under such circumstances, no one would think that the Prophet and this mere handful of ill equipped companions would ultimately attain dominance. Rather, people thought that the new movement would be buried in the ravines of Makkah. Despite this, within hardly 15 to 16 years, the conquest of Makkah occurred, the precise thing which the disbelievers had been forewarned about.

Along with administering warnings, this Surah covers the themes of inducement and instruction in a balanced way. Brief but impressive arguments have been given about the validity of the doctrines of Monotheism and the Hereafter. Criticism has been made of the creed of the polytheist, showing the absurdity of their beliefs and the evil consequences of their deviations, contrasting this with the splendid results of faith and righteous acts.

The most instructive of the historical narratives presented in this Surah is from the important life of the Prophet Abraham, and the event where he was ready to sacrifice his only son after receiving inspiration from God. This was a lesson not only for the disbelieving Quraysh who were proud of their blood relationship to him but also for the Muslims. By narrating this event, they were shown the real spirit of Islam and how a true believer should be ready to sacrifice his all for the pleasure of God.

In these verses they were given glad tidings and told not be disheartened by their difficulties, for they would eventually attain power against the people of falsehood, who were dominant at the time. A few years later, the turn of events confirmed that this was not an empty promise but an inevitable reality, which had been foretold to strengthen their hearts.

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Connection of the name of the Surah and its Ayaat [ edit ] Last edited: 04/03/2016
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Connection between the beginning and the ending of the Surah [ edit ] Last edited: 03/03/2016
  • Arranged in rows - وَالصَّافَّاتِ صَفًّا "By those lined up in rows" (37:1)
    وَإِنَّا لَنَحْنُ الصَّافُّونَ "And indeed, we are those who line up." (37:165)
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Connection of the Surah to the Surah before/after it [ edit ] Last edited: 03/03/2016
  • Those chosen by Allah. In Surah as-Saffat, Allah repeats  إِلَّا عِبَادَ اللَّـهِ الْمُخْلَصِينَ  "except the chosen servants of Allah." (37:40) (37:74) (37:128) (37:160) (37:169). In Surah Sad, Allah mentions a quality He gives to His chosen ones - remembrance of the Afterlife - إِنَّا أَخْلَصْنَاهُم بِخَالِصَةٍ ذِكْرَى الدَّارِ "Indeed, We chose them for an exclusive quality: remembrance of the home [of the Hereafter]." (38:46)
  • The connection between the beginning of Surat Sad and the end of As-Saffat is clear. The ending of Surat As-Saffat contains a warning to the disbelievers of defeat in the world and punishmnet in the hereafter: "Then for Our punishment are they impatient?" (37:176) "But when it descends in their territory, then evil is the warning of those who were warned" (37:177) "And leave them for a time" (37:178) "And see for they are going to see." (37:179). In the beginning of Surat Sad, Allah relates the punishment of the previous nations that denied the message. Their regret was of no avail to them when they regretted: "How many a generation have We destroyed before them, and they [then] called out; but it was not a time for escape." (38:3).
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The Virtues of the Surah [ edit ] Last edited: 04/03/2016
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Special Features of the Surah [ edit ] Last edited: 03/03/2016
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Important key and unique words of the Surah [ edit ] Last edited: 03/03/2016
  • The word سَلَامٌ 'Salam' has been repeatedley used in the Surah - upon Nuh (37:79) Ibrahim (37:109) Musa and Haroon (37:120) Ilyas (37:30) - Messengers (37:181)
  • Following phrases have been repeated:
    إِنَّا كَذَٰلِكَ نَجْزِي الْمُحْسِنِينَ "Indeed, We thus reward the doers of good." (37:131) (37:80) (37:110) (37:121)
    إِنَّهُ مِنْ عِبَادِنَا الْمُؤْمِنِينَ "Indeed, he was of Our believing servants." (37:132) (37:81) (37:111) (37:122)
     إِلَّا عِبَادَ اللَّـهِ الْمُخْلَصِينَ "But not the chosen servants of Allah." (37:40) (37:74) (37:128) (37:160) (37:169)
 
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Period of Revelation [ edit ] Last edited: 04/03/2016

The subject matter shows that this Surah was probably sent down in the middle or last stage of the middle Makkan period. The style highlights the raging antagonism and the difficult and discouraging circumstances faced by the Prophet and his companions.

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Background Reasons for Revelation [ edit ] Last edited: 04/03/2016
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Lessons/Guidance/Major-Issues/Reflections [ edit ] Last edited: 04/03/2016
  • Allah Himself testifies that your God is one and the shaitans do not have any access to the exalted assembly of angels.
  • Life in the hereafter and the Day of Judgement are real.
  • Scenes from the Day of Judgement:
  • Dialogue between the followers and the leaders who mislead them.
  • A view from the scenes of Paradise.
  • An sample of conversation between the residents of Paradise.
  • A view from the scenes of Hell.
  • Prayer of the Prophet Nuh and Allah's response.
  • The Story of the Prophet Ibrahim:
  • He questioned his people for worshipping idols.
  • His people threw him in the furnace, but Allah saved him.
  • He prayed for a son and Allah granted him a son.
  • Allah tested by asking him to offer the sacrifice of his only son and he passed the test.
  • Risalat (Prophethood) of Musa, Haroon, Ilyas and Lut, peace be upon them all.
  • Story of Prophet Yunus (Jonah).
  • Allah has promised to help His Rasools and His devotees.
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