Christian Churches of God

No. Q032




Commentary on the Koran: Surah 32 “The Prostration”


(Edition 1.5 20171028-20201221)


Surah 32 takes its name from the prostration in verse 15 where all who recognise and revere the Scriptures fall down in reverence and Hymn the praise of the Lord.




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 Commentary on the Koran: Surah 32 “The Prostration”


Pickthall Translation; ESV used unless otherwise noted.


This Surah is a direct reference to the Revelations of the One True God in Scripture. It contains thirty Ayat or verses which is symbolic of prophecy. The Hadithic heretics, despite the clear texts, seek to confine the term for Scriptures to the Koran or Qur’an only and do not understand their heresy and the punishment that awaits them. This was given to them in the Middle group of Beccan Surahs and they continued to deny and persecute the faith.


We will see how the Scriptures relate to the texts here.


32.1. Alif. Lam. Mim


John 17:3 And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

1John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God has come, and He has given to us an understanding that we may know Him who is true, and we are in Him who is True,  in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and the life everlasting. (LITV)


Daniel 2:22 he reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him.


Job 28:24 For he looks to the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens.


There is only One True God and the faith and the Body of Christ serve Him who is true, namely the One True God Eloah.


The revelation of Scripture and the Plan of Salvation are from the One True God from the beginning and the Koran is commentary on that Scripture.


32.2. The revelation of the Scripture whereof there is no doubt is from the Lord of the Worlds.


Refer to 2Timothy 3:16 at ayat 20.6 Commentary on the Koran: Surah 20 (No. Q020) and 2Peter 1:21 at ayat 21.15 Commentary on the Koran: Surah 21 (No. Q021).


The warning of the faith came to them through the prophets from A’ad and Thanmud to Moses and Midian and thus they had to be destroyed because they refused to listen, as we see in the Surahs above to S15. Then they failed to heed the prophets and the apostles from Christ and to Luke and the churches from Antioch and into Asia Minor. Then the idolaters of Becca and Arabia generally were sent Qasim and the church there and they again refused to listen. In these last days we are sent to them and they have one last chance. They will repent or die.

32.3. Or say they: He hath invented it? Nay, but it is the Truth from thy Lord, that thou mayst warn a folk to whom no warner came before thee, that haply they may walk aright.


Psalm 119:160 The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.

Psalm 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple;


Romans 7:12 So the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.

Ezekiel 3:17-19 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. 18If I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, in order to save his life, that wicked person shall die for his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. 19But if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, or from his wicked way, he shall die for his iniquity, but you will have delivered your soul.


Jeremiah 26:3 It may be they will listen, and every one turn from his evil way, that I may relent of the disaster that I intend to do to them because of their evil deeds.

Jeremiah 26:12-13 Then Jeremiah spoke to all the officials and all the people, saying, "The LORD sent me to prophesy against this house and this city all the words you have heard. 13Now therefore mend your ways and your deeds, and obey the voice of the LORD your God, and the LORD will relent of the disaster that he has pronounced against you.


32.4. Allah it is Who created the heavens and the earth, and that which is between them, in six Days. Then He mounted the Throne. Ye have not, beside Him, a protecting friend or mediator. Will ye not then remember?


Thus God is in control and He appoints whom He will as mediators or intercessors. The idols of Becca and those whom they create have no part in the plans of God except as directed by God.


Exodus 20:11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.


1Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

32.5. He directeth the ordinance from the heaven unto the earth; then it ascendeth unto Him in a Day, whereof the measure is a thousand years of that ye reckon.


The week is the measure of the creation of God and the Sabbath day is bound to the Covenant by the prophets as we see in Surah 4.154 above and the Sabbath rest of Christ is a thousand years which is the distance between the First and the Second Resurrection. This text refers to the place of time in prophecy and refers to the texts of Scripture in the Plan of Salvation.


Psalm 103:19 The LORD has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all.

Psalm 90:4 For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night.

2Peter 3:8 But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

Isaiah 55:10-11 For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, 11so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.


32.6. Such is the Knower of the Invisible and the Visible, the Mighty, the Merciful,


Jude 1:25 To the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.


Luke 8:17 For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light.

Daniel 2:22 he reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him.

Deuteronomy 4:31 For the LORD your God is a merciful God. He will not leave you or destroy you or forget the covenant with your fathers that he swore to them.

32.7. Who made all things good which He created, and He began the creation of man from clay;

32.8. Then He made his seed from a draught of despised fluid;

32.9. Then He fashioned him and breathed into him of His Spirit; and appointed for you hearing and sight and hearts. Small thanks give ye!


Genesis 1:31 And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.


Genesis 2:7 Then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.


Job 10:10-12 Did you not pour me out like milk and curdle me like cheese? 11You clothed me with skin and flesh, and knit me together with bones and sinews. 12You have granted me life and steadfast love, and your care has preserved my spirit.

Proverbs 20:12 The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the LORD has made them both.


Romans 1:21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.


The following text is clear direction that there will be a resurrection of all mankind but that God will fill the grave of Hades or the pit of Sheol with both the demons and mankind and from there they will be resurrected and judged.


32.10. And they say: When we are lost in the earth, how can we then be re-created? Nay but they are disbelievers in the meeting with their Lord.

32.11. Say: The angel of death, who hath charge concerning you, will gather you, and afterward unto your Lord ye will be returned.

32.12. Couldst thou but see when the guilty hang their heads before their Lord, (and say): Our Lord! We have now seen and heard, so send us back; we will do right, now we are sure.

32.13. And if We had so willed, We could have given every soul its guidance, but the word from Me concerning evildoers took effect: that I will fill hell with the jinn and mankind together.

32.14. So taste (the evil of your deeds). Forasmuch as ye forgot the meeting of this your day, lo! We forget you. Taste the doom of immortality because of what ye used to do.


Note also that the demons failed in their responsibility along with humanity in educating all mankind and for that they are killed and remain until the Second Resurrection. These texts are taken directly from Scripture in the texts of Isaiah chapter 14 and Ezekiel chapters 28 etc. and Revelation chapter 20. See also Job etc. below.


Refer to John 5:28-29 at ayat 21.47 Commentary on the Koran: Surah 21 (No. Q021).


See Isaiah 26:19 at ayat 19.71 Commentary on the Koran: Surah 19 (No. Q019).


Job 34:20 In a moment they die; at midnight the people are shaken and pass away, and the mighty are taken away by no human hand.


Ecclesiastes 12:7 and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

Job 34:14-15 If he should set his heart to it and gather to himself his spirit and his breath, 15all flesh would perish together, and man would return to dust.

Romans 2:6 He will render to each one according to his works:

Romans 9:18 So then he has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardens whomever he wills.


Read also Revelation 20:11-15 as quoted at ayat 17.15 Commentary on the Koran: Surah 17 (No. Q017).


These are the elect who follow the Faith and the Testimony and keep the Commandments of God (Rev. 12:17; 14:12).  They are those of verses 15 and 16.


32.15. Only those believe in Our revelations who, when they are reminded of them, fall down prostrate and hymn the praise of their Lord, and they are not scornful,

32.16. Who forsake their beds to cry unto their Lord in fear and hope, and spend of that We have bestowed on them.


Malachi 3:16 then those who feared the LORD spoke with one another. The LORD paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the LORD and esteemed his name.

Psalm 33:18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love,


Romans 12:1-2 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.


Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

1Peter 4:10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:

32.17. No soul knoweth what is kept hid for them of joy, as a reward for what they used to do.


This text is a direct quote from 1Corinthians 2:9.

1Corinthians 2:9 But, as it is written, "What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him"—


1Peter 1:4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,

32.18. Is he who is a believer like unto him who is an evil-liver? They are not alike.


2Corinthians 6:14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?

1John 1:6 If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.

32.19. But as for those who believe and do good works, for them are the Gardens of Retreat - a welcome (in reward) for what they used to do.


The First Resurrection is for the Elect and then the final Garden for those who survive the Second Resurrection.


Refer to Revelation 20:4-6 at ayat 18.31 Commentary on the Koran: Surah 18 (No. Q018).


Romans 2:6-7  He will render to each one according to his works: 7to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life;


Daniel 7:18 But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever, forever and ever.’


Those who refuse to obey God and continue to do evil after the Second Resurrection will die and be cast into the Lake of Fire.

32.20. And as for those who do evil, their retreat is the Fire. Whenever they desire to issue forth from thence, they are brought back thither. Unto them it is said: Taste the torment of the Fire which ye used to deny.

32.21. And verily We make them taste the lower punishment before the greater, that haply they may return.


The lower punishment refers to the punishments of the earthly life; these are the result of disobedience to God’s Law. Leviticus chapter 26 verses 14 to 39 lists some of these punishments. Another account is given in Deuteronomy chapter 28 verses 15 to 68.


Refer to 2Peter 3:9 at ayat  20.129 Commentary on the Koran: Surah 20 (No. Q020).

Read also Revelation 20:11-15 as quoted at ayat 17.15 Commentary on the Koran: Surah 17 (No. Q017).


32.22. And who doth greater wrong than he who is reminded of the revelations of his Lord, then turneth from them. Lo! We shall requite the guilty.


2Peter 2:21 For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them.


Ezekiel 18:24 But when a righteous person turns away from his righteousness and does injustice and does the same abominations that the wicked person does, shall he live? None of the righteous deeds that he has done shall be remembered; for the treachery of which he is guilty and the sin he has committed, for them he shall die.


Here we see the direct reference to the Scriptures as being the texts given to Moses and the prophets.

32.23. We verily gave Moses the Scripture; so be not ye in doubt of his receiving it; and We appointed it a guidance for the Children of Israel.


John 1:17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.


See Deuteronomy 29:29 at ayat 21.15 Commentary on the Koran: Surah 21 (No. Q021).


Who would dare to say the Scriptures have been lost, but an infidel?


32.24. And when they became steadfast and believed firmly in Our revelations, We appointed from among them leaders who guided by Our command.


This text refers to the Councils of the Muhammad or the Churches of God that keep the Laws and the Testimony. These of the 72 comprise the 144,000 who lead the Great Multitude of the elect (cf. Rev. ch. 7)


Exodus 18:25 Moses chose able men out of all Israel and made them heads over the people, chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens.

Numbers 11:16 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Gather for me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and officers over them, and bring them to the tent of meeting, and let them take their stand there with you.

32.25. Lo! thy Lord will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that wherein they used to differ.


Each one of these heretics and infidels will be dealt with on the Day of Judgment in the Second Resurrection. They will not be allowed to compromise the Millennium under Christ and the prophets and the elect of God. None will ever enter any heaven they proclaim.


Read Revelation 20:11-15 as quoted at ayat 17.15 Commentary on the Koran: Surah 17 (No. Q017).


Look at how many we destroyed before them and they still refuse to understand.


32.26. Is it not a guidance for them (to observe) how many generations We destroyed before them, amid whose dwelling places they do walk? Lo! therein verily are portents! Will they not then heed?


Joshua 24:13 I gave you a land on which you had not labored and cities that you had not built, and you dwell in them. You eat the fruit of vineyards and olive orchards that you did not plant.


Throughout history there have been many generations that had been destroyed because they did not heed the warnings of messengers sent to them. Those who refuse to learn lessons from history will end up reaping the consequences of their disobedience. Their civilisations will be destroyed for the millennial system under Messiah, and the Arabian Prophet and church will destroy the unrepentant Arabs as will the elect destroy all the Sun and Mystery cults.

Refer to
1Corinthians 10:11 at ayat 17.41 Commentary on the Koran: Surah 17 (No. Q017).

In recorded human history are examples for men of understanding who choose to reflect on events gone by.


32.27. Have they not seen how We lead the water to the barren land and therewith bring forth crops whereof their cattle eat, and they themselves? Will they not then see?


Psalm 104:13-15, 45 13From your lofty abode you water the mountains; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work. 14You cause the grass to grow for the livestock and plants for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food from the earth 15and wine to gladden the heart of man, oil to make his face shine and bread to strengthen man's heart.

43Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things; let them consider the steadfast love of the LORD.

32.28. And they say: When cometh this victory (of yours) if ye are truthful?


Refer to 2Peter 3:4 at ayat 18.59 Commentary on the Koran: Surah 18 (No. Q018).


Mark 13:32 But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.


Refer to 2Peter 3:9 at ayat  20.129 Commentary on the Koran: Surah 20 (No. Q020).


32.29. Say (unto them): On the day of the victory the faith of those who disbelieve (and who then will believe) will not avail them, neither will they be reprieved.


Isaiah 3:11 Woe to the wicked! It shall be ill with him, for what his hands have dealt out shall be done to him.


Isaiah 13:11 I will punish the world for its evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; I will put an end to the pomp of the arrogant, and lay low the pompous pride of the ruthless.

Proverbs 21:30 No wisdom, no understanding, no counsel can avail against the LORD.


Repentance must be timely and not a last minute thing.

32.30. So withdraw from them (O Muhammad), and await (the event). Lo! they (also) are awaiting (it).


Refer to Habakkuk 2:3 at ayat 18.82 Commentary on the Koran: Surah 18 (No. Q018).


Hebrews 10:37 For, "Yet a little while, and the coming one will come and will not delay;

Revelation 22:12 Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done.


So the One True God allowed the sons of Shem to be reprieved and they were allowed to live and still they destroyed the faith and invented the Hadith as lies to corrupt it.


There are only a few years left and they must repent if they wish to enter the millennial system.