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Commentary on the Koran: Surah 82 “The Cleaving”
(Edition 1.0 20180513-20180513)
This text refers to the cleaving of the heaven and the Day of Judgment.
Commentary on the Koran: Surah 82 “The Cleaving”
Pickthall Translation; Bible Quotes are from the English Standard Version unless otherwise noted.
Al-Infitar refers to the cleaving of the primary heaven (singular). The planets being dispersed is linked with the text of verse 4 referring to the sepulchres being overturned. The places of pagan worship from Mecca to Rome and their star gazers will be overturned and dispersed. All false religious systems will be destroyed from the Ka’aba to the Vatican.
Note again the text has 19 verses which is the number of immediate judgement. The text shows that each is judged by their own conduct and their careless worship or disregard.
Again, an Early Meccan Surah grouped with the initial missionary texts.
82.1. When the heaven is cleft asunder,
See Joel 2:10 and Matthew 24:29 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 81 (No. Q081) at ayat 2; Isaiah 24:18-19; Nahum 1:5; Luke 21:25-27; Revelation 6:14 and Revelation 16:18-20 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 81 (No. Q081) at ayat 6.
Refer to 2Peter 3:10 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 55 (No. Q055) at ayat 39
Isaiah 34:4 All the host of heaven shall rot away, and the skies roll up like a scroll. All their host shall fall, as leaves fall from the vine, like leaves falling from the fig tree.
82.4. And the sepulchres are overturned,
This text concerns the overturning of the places of worship of the Mystery and the Sun Cults and the worship of the Goddess.
Ezekiel 37:12 Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I will open your graves and raise you from your graves, O my people. And I will bring you into the land of Israel.
82.5. A soul will know what it hath sent before (it) and what left behind.
Psalm 90:8 You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.
Then each one will receive his commendation from God. Man will be confronted with a complete list of his deeds on the day of his resurrection.
82.6. O man! What hath made thee careless concerning thy Lord, the Bountiful,
Isaiah 44:18 They know not, nor do they discern, for he has shut their eyes, so that they cannot see, and their hearts, so that they cannot understand.
Psalm 92:6-7 The stupid man cannot know; the fool cannot understand this: 7that though the wicked sprout like grass and all evildoers flourish, they are doomed to destruction forever;
Romans 8:7 For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot.
Refer to 1John 2:16 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 18 (No. Q018) at ayat 8; 1Corinthians 2:14 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 30 (No. Q030) at ayat 6 and Ephesians 4:18 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 39 (No. Q039) at ayat 22.
82.7. Who created thee, then fashioned, then proportioned thee?
Ecclesiastes 11:5 As you do not know the way the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything.
Isaiah 64:8 But now, O LORD, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.
82.9. Nay, but ye deny the Judgment.
82.10. Lo! there are above you guardians,
These refer to the guardian angels charged with supervision of the elect (see also Surah 84).
82.11. Generous and recording,
Refer to Revelation 20:12 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 17 (No. Q017) at ayat 15; 2Corinthians 5:10 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 17 (No. Q017) at ayat 36 and Ezekiel 37:4-6 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 45 (No. Q045) at ayat 26.
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.
Romans 14:12 So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.
Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?
Psalm 91:11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.
Psalm 34:7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
Psalm 56:8 You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book?
Daniel 7:10 A stream of fire issued and came out from before him; a thousand thousands served him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him; the court sat in judgment, and the books were opened.
Refer to Jeremiah 17:10 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 17 (No. Q017) at ayat 1; Hebrews 4:13 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 20 (No. Q020) at ayat 7; Job 34:21-22 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 24 (No. Q024) at ayat 21and 1John 3:20 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 33 (No. Q033) at ayat 2.
82.13. Lo! the righteous verily will be in delight.
Refer to Revelation 20:6 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 11 (No. Q011) at ayat 108; Daniel 7:18 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 22 (No. Q022) at ayat 24; Matthew 25:34 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 30 (No. Q030) at ayat 15 and Revelation 5:10 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 33 (No. Q033) at ayat 29.
82.14. And lo! the wicked verily will be in hell;
Refer to Revelation 20:11-15 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 17 (No. Q017) at ayat 15; Matthew 25:41 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 30 (No. Q030) at ayat 16; Proverbs 21:30 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 30 (No. Q030) at ayat 27 and 1Chronicles 29:11-12 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 30 (No. Q030) at ayat 28.
Revelation 5:13 I heard every creature in heaven, on earth, under the earth, and on the sea, and everything that is in them, saying, "To the one who sits on the throne and to the lamb be praise, honor, glory, and power forever and ever!"(ISV)