Surah an-Naba' (The News ) 78 : 40
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[We] have warned you
(of) a punishment
have sent forth
and will say
1. Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems[ edit ]
The warning is stern enough to make the drunken awake: “We have forewarned you of an imminent scourge.” It will not be long coming, for man’s life is but a short period. The scourge is so fearful that the unbelievers, when faced with it, will send up that great cry expressing the wish that they had never lived: “On the day when man will look on what his hands have forwarded and the unbeliever will cry: ‘Would that I were dust!”
This is the cry of one who is in great distress, who feels ashamed for what he has been and what he has done. He feels that it is better not to be, or to be something as worthless as dust, than to witness such a fearful occasion. The terrible position of the unbelievers is the subject of the questions and doubts they raise concerning that fateful tiding.
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7. Period of Revelation[ edit ]
The themes of all the Surahs, from Surah 75: al-Qiyamah (The Resurrection) to Surah 79: an-Nazi’at (The Extractors), closely resemble one another and all these seem to have been revealed in the earliest period at Makkah.