Christian Churches of God

No. Q064

 

 

 

 

Commentary on the Koran: Surah 64

“Mutual Loss and Gain”

 

(Edition 1.0 20180429-20180429)

 

This Surah is also referred to as “Mutual Disillusion” following the Judgment.

 

 

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 Commentary on the Koran: “Surah 64 Mutual Loss and Gain”



Pickthall Translation; Bible Quotes are from the English Standard Version unless otherwise noted.

 

Introduction

The Surah At-Taghabun takes its name from the Day of Judgment in verse 9 which is deemed to be a day of mutual disillusion or of loss to the sinners and gain to the believers who obey God.

 

It is considered as being from the First year of the Hijrah but is a late Meccan Surah as verses 14ff. are taken as being indicative of the pressure brought to bear by wives and families to prevent Muslims from leaving Mecca in the Hijrah of 622 CE.

 

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64.1. All that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth glorifieth Allah; unto Him belongeth Sovereignty and unto Him belongeth praise, and He is Able to do all things.

 

See Revelation 7:12 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 63 (No. Q063) at ayat 8 above.

 

Refer to 1Chronicles 29:11-12 Commentary on the Koran: Surah 17 (No. Q017) at ayat 44; Jeremiah 32:17 Commentary on Koran: Surah 30 (No. Q030) at ayat 8, and Nehemiah 9:6 Commentary on the Koran: Surah 36 (No. Q036) at ayat 81.

 

64.2. He it is Who created you, but one of you is a disbeliever and one of you is a believer, and Allah is Seer of what ye do.

 

The Creator sees all and judges all.

 

See Commentary on the Koran: Surah 63 (No. Q063) for  1Samuel 16:7 at ayat 4 and John 6:44 at ayat 6 and also Hebrews 4:13 in  Commentary on the Koran: Surah 17 (No.Q017) at ayat 1.

 

Genesis 5:2 Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them Man when they were created.


Romans 9:15 For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”


64.3. He created the heavens and the earth with truth, and He shaped you and made good your shapes, and unto Him is the journeying.


Psalm 119:73 Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments.

 

Deuteronomy 32:4 The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he.


Refer to Hebrews 9:27 Commentary on the Koran: Surah 17 (No. Q017) at ayat 18; Ecclesiastes 12:7 Commentary on the Koran: Surah 19 (No. Q019) at ayat 40 and Jeremiah 32:17 Commentary on Koran: Surah 30 (No. Q030) at ayat 8.

 

64.4. He knoweth all that is in the heavens and the earth, and He knoweth what ye conceal and what ye publish. And Allah is Aware of what is in the breasts (of men).

 

See 1Samuel 16:7 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 63 (No. Q063) at ayat 4 and also refer to Hebrews 4:13 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 17 (No.Q017) at ayat 1.

 

1John 3:20 for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.

 

Psalm 44:21 would not God discover this? For he knows the secrets of the heart.


Psalm 139:1-3 O LORD, you have searched me and known me! 2You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. 3You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways.


64.5. Hath not the story reached you of those who disbelieved of old and so did taste the ill-effects of their conduct, and theirs will be a painful doom.

64.6. That was because their messengers (from Allah) kept coming unto them with clear proofs (of Allah's Sovereignty), but they said: Shall mere mortals guide us? So they disbelieved and turned away, and Allah was independent (of them). Allah is Absolute, Owner of Praise.

 

See Revelation 7:12 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 63 (No. Q063) at ayat 8 above.

 

Also see 2Chronicles 36:16 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 10 (No. Q010) at ayat 39; Job 42:2 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 17 (No. Q017) at ayat 59; Nehemiah 9:30 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 22 (No. Q022) at ayat 49  and Nehemiah 9:26 Commentary on the Koran: Surah 35 (No. Q035) at ayat 26.

 

The folk of Noah, the inhabitants of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, the hosts of Egypt, the dwellers of Canaan, the people of A’ad, the tribe of Thamud and many others ruined their lives because they did not heed the warnings of the messengers sent to them by Allah to turn from their evil ways to the correct worship of the One True God. Their stories are all recorded in the pages of the Bible and the Koran as examples to later generations. However, humanity will not learn and will pay with their lives for their  despicable and scandalous behavior. They have all been consigned to the Second Resurrection for retraining and reeducation to lead them to repentance and the correct worship of the Almighty God. Those who persist in their rebellion against the Most High will be cremated in the lake of fire.  


64.7. Those who disbelieve assert that they will not be raised again. Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Yea, verily, by my Lord! ye will be raised again and then ye will be informed of what ye did; and that is easy for Allah.

 

Ezekiel 37:4-6 Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. 5Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. 6And I will lay sinews upon you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live, and you shall know that I am the LORD.”

 

Mark 10:27 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.”

 

Refer to Commentary on the Koran: Surah 17 (No.Q017) for Revelation 20:12 at ayat 15 and Job 42:2 at ayat 59; also John 5:28-29 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 20 (No. Q020) at ayat 55 and Daniel 12:2 in Commentary on Koran: Surah 30 (No. Q030) at ayat 57.

 

64.8. So believe in Allah and His messenger and the light which We have revealed. And Allah is Informed of what ye do.

 

See John 6:44 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 63 at ayat 6 above.

 

Also refer to Hebrews 4:13 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 17 (No.Q017) at ayat 1, and  Job 28:24 Commentary on the Koran: Surah 29 (No.Q029) at ayat 8.


John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”


John 8:12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”


64.9. The day when He shall gather you unto the Day of Assembling, that will be a day of mutual disillusion. And whoso believeth in Allah and doeth right, He will remit from him his evil deeds and will bring him unto Gardens underneath which rivers flow, therein to abide for ever. That is the supreme triumph.

64.10. But those who disbelieve and deny Our revelations, such are owners of the Fire; they will abide therein - a hapless journey's end!

 

Refer to Commentary on the Koran: Surah 17 (No. Q017) for Revelation 20:11-15 at ayat 15 and 2Corinthians 5:10 at ayat 36;  also John 5:28-29 Commentary on the Koran: Surah 20 (No. Q020) at ayat 55 and Revelation 20:4-6 Commentary on the Koran: Surah 44 (No. Q044) at ayat 57.

 

64.11. No calamity befalleth save by Allah's leave. And whosoever believeth in Allah, He guideth his heart. And Allah is Knower of all things.


Matthew 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.


Psalm 104:27 These all look to you, to give them their food in due season.


Lamentations 3:37 Who has spoken and it came to pass, unless the Lord has commanded it?


James 4:15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”


Psalm 37:23 The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in his way;

 

1John 3:20 for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.


64.12. Obey Allah and obey His messenger; but if ye turn away, then the duty of Our messenger is only to convey (the message) plainly.

 

Refer to Micah 6:8 in Commentary on Koran: Surah 30 (No. Q030) at ayat 31 and Deuteronomy10:12-13 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 35 (No. Q035) at ayat 28.


Deuteronomy 28:15 But if you will not obey the voice of the LORD your God or be careful to do all his commandments and his statutes that I command you today, then all these curses shall come upon you and overtake you.


Amos 3:7-8 “For the Lord GOD does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets. 8The lion has roared; who will not fear? The Lord GOD has spoken; who can but prophesy?”


God reveals his secrets to his messengers who deliver the message to the people.


64.13. Allah! There is no God save Him. In Allah, therefore, let believers put their trust.

 

See Deuteronomy 32:39 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 50 (No. Q050) at ayat 45, and also refer to Isaiah 46:9-10 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 17 (No. Q017) at ayat 111.


Psalm 56:4 In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?


Psalm 91:2 I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”


64.14. O ye who believe! Lo! among your wives and your children there are enemies for you, therefor beware of them. And if ye efface and overlook and forgive, then lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

64.15. Your wealth and your children are only a temptation, whereas Allah! with Him is an immense reward.

 

See Luke 14:26 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 63 (No. Q063) at ayat 9, and also refer to Daniel 9:9 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 27 (No. Q027) at ayat 11, and 2Corinthians 9:8 Commentary on the Koran: Surah 42 (No. Q042) at ayat 27.


Matthew 10:35-37 For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. 36And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household. 37Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.


1Timothy 6:7-10 for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. 8But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. 9But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.


Psalm 146:3 Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.


Matthew 6:14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you,


2Corinthians 9:11 You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.

 

Refer to 2Timothy 4:8 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 37 (No. Q037) at ayat 49.

 

64.16. So keep your duty to Allah as best ye can, and listen, and obey, and spend; that is better for your souls. And whoso is saved from his own greed, such are the successful.

64.17. If ye lend unto Allah a goodly loan, He will double it for you and will forgive you, for Allah is Responsive, Clement,


Ecclesiastes 12:13 The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.


Deuteronomy 6:2 that you may fear the LORD your God, you and your son and your son’s son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long.


1Timothy 6:17-19 As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. 18They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, 19thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.


Galatians 6:10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.


Proverbs 19:17 Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will repay him for his deed.


Proverbs 11:24-25 One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. 25Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.


Psalm 103:10-11 He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. 11For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him.


64.18. Knower of the Invisible and the Visible, the Mighty, the Wise.

 

See Revelation 7:12 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 63 (No. Q063) at ayat 8, and Psalm 139:1-3 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 64 at ayat 4 above.

 

Refer also to Hebrews 4:13 Commentary on the Koran: Surah 17 (No.Q017) at ayat 1,  and Job 28:24 Commentary on the Koran: Surah 29 (No.Q029) at ayat 8.


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.


On the day of Judgment we will all be rewarded or corrected as is deemed fit.

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