Surah Maryam (Mary) 19 : 38
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How they will hear
and how (they will) see
they will come to Us
1. Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems[ edit ]
Since such deviant beliefs were established by synods composed of large numbers of bishops, the sūrah warns unbelievers about what happens to those who deviate from the faith based on God’s oneness. This warning tells them of a scene that will take place on a great and eventful day witnessed by much larger numbers.
2. Linguistic Analysis[ edit ]
The sūrah then derides them for turning away from all the pointers to the right guidance in this present life. On that day theirs will be the sharpest of hearing and seeing: “How well they will hear and see on the day they will appear before Us. Truly the wrongdoers are today in evident error.” (Verse 38) Their situation is amazing: they do not hear or see when hearing and seeing are the means to discern guidance and follow it in order to escape doom. Yet they hear and see extremely well when these faculties are used to stress their humiliation. They will be made to hear what they dislike and see what they are wont to avoid.
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7. Period of Revelation[ edit ]
It was revealed before the first migration to Abyssinia. We learn from an authentic hadith that Ja’afar (a companion of the Prophet) recited v. 1-40 of this Surah to the court of the Negus when the Muslims had been summoned.