Surah 99. The Earthquake
1. When the earth is shaken to her (utmost) convulsion,
2. And the earth throws up her burdens (from within),
3. And man cries (distressed): 'What is the matter with her?'-
4. On that Day will she declare her tidings:
5. For that thy Lord will have given her inspiration.
6. On that Day will men proceed in companies sorted out, to be shown the deeds that they (had done).
7. Then shall anyone who has done an atom's weight of good, see it!
8. And anyone who has done an atom's weight of evil, shall see it.
Praise be to Allaah.
The Quraan is the word of the Lord of the Worlds, which Allaah revealed to His Messenger Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), to bring mankind forth from darkness into light:
It is He Who sends down manifest Ayaat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) to His slave (Muhammad) that He may bring you out from darkness into light
[al-Hadeed 57:9 interpretation of the meaning]
Allaah has told us in the Quraan the stories of the earlier and later generations and the creation of the heavens and the earth. He has explained in detail what is halaal and what is haraam, the basics of good manners and morals, the rulings of worship and dealings with others, the lives of the Prophets and the righteous, and the reward and punishment of the believers and disbelievers. He has described Paradise, the abode of the believers, and He has described Hell, the abode of the disbelievers. He has made it (the Quraan) an explanation of all things:
And We have sent down to you the Book (the Quraan) as an exposition of everything, a guidance, a mercy, and glad tidings for those who have submitted themselves (to Allaah as Muslims)
[al-Nahl 16:89 interpretation of the meaning]
The Quraan explains the names and attributes of Allaah and what He has created. It calls us to believe in Allaah, His angels, His Books, His Messengers and the Last Day:
The Messenger (Muhammad) believes in what has been sent down to him from his Lord, and (so do) the believers. Each one believes in Allaah, His Angels, His Books, and His Messengers. (They say,) We make no distinction between one another of His Messengers — and they say, We hear, and we obey. (We seek) Your forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the return (of all)
[al-Baqarah 2:285 interpretation of the meaning]
The Quraan describes the Day of Judgement and what will happen after death the resurrection, the gathering, the judgement and being brought to account. It describes the Cistern, the Siraat (bridge over Hell), the Balance [in which deeds will be weighed], the blessings and torment, and the gathering of mankind on that great Day:
Allaah! Laa ilaaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He). Surely, He will gather you together on the Day of Resurrection about which there is no doubt. And who is truer in statement than Allaah?
[al-Nisaa 4:87 interpretation of the meaning]
The Quraan calls us to examine and ponder the signs of Allaah in the universe and the verses of the Quraan:
Say: Behold all that is in the heavens and the earth
[Yoonus 10:101 interpretation of the meaning]
Do they not then think deeply in the Quraan, or are their hearts locked up (from understanding it)?
[Muhammad 47:24 interpretation of the meaning]
The Quraan is the Book of Allaah for all of mankind:
Verily, We have sent down to you (O Muhammad) the Book (this Quraan) for mankind in truth. So whosoever accepts the guidance, it is only for his ownself; and whosoever goes astray, he goes astray only for his (own) loss. And you (O Muhammad) are not a Wakeel (trustee or disposer of affairs, or guardian) over them[al-Zumar 39:41 interpretation of the meaning]
The Quraan confirms the Books which came before it, the Tawraat (Torah) and Injeel (Gospel), and it is a witness over them, as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
And We have sent down to you (O Muhammad) the Book (this Quraan) in truth, confirming the Scripture that came before it and Muhaymin (trustworthy in highness and a witness) over it (old Scriptures)[al-Maa'idah 5:48]
After the Quraan was revealed, it became the Book for all of mankind until the Hour begins. Whoever does not believe in it is a kaafir who will be punished with torment on the Day of Resurrection, as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
But those who reject Our Ayaat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), the torment will touch them for their disbelief (and for their belying the Message of Muhammad)[al-Anaam 6:49]