Explanations of various verses from Surat al-Hijr by Mr. Adnan Oktar
Surat Al-Hijr; Verse 56
He said, ´Who despairs of the mercy of his Lord except for misguided people?´
The Prophet says, “Who despairs of the mercy of his Lord except for misguided people?” We see this in many people; they despair of the mercy of their Lord. Actually God says that it is misguidance. God has power over all things. Everything happens as preordained in destiny.
Surat Al-Hijr; Verses 57-58-59-60
He added, ´What is your business, messengers?´ They said, ´We have been sent to a people who are evildoers —with the exception of the family of Lot, all of whom We will save, except for his wife. We have decreed her to be one of those who stay behind.´
Even though he is a Prophet, he doesn’t know that his wife is a hypocrite.
Surat Al-Hijr; Verses 61-62
When the Messengers came to the family of Lut, he said, ´You are people we do not know.´
So he says, “I do not know you”
Surat Al- Hijr; Verses 63-68
They said, ´We have come to you with what they had doubts about. We have brought you the truth and we are certainly truthful men. Travel with your family in the dead of night, following behind with them in front of you. None of you must look back. Go where you are ordered to.´ We revealed to him the command We had decreed: that on the following morning the last remnant of those people would be cut off. The people of the city came, exulting at the news. He said, ´These are my guests so do not put me to shame.
Sexually deviant people pound at the Prophet Lot’s door. They have an immoral point of view towards the angels. In that era, women have been masculinized and men have been feminized. Women had a ragged, repulsive, masculinized appearance just like what the radicals are trying to turn them into right about now and that is why men became feminized.
Surat Al- Hijr; Verses 69-70
Have awe of Allah and do not dishonor me.´ They said, ´Did we not forbid you to play host to anyone at all?´
That means they always say that to the preachers; “What’s that to you? You have no business with that! Let whoever it is explain whatever is needed to be explain!” That is something Muslims are frequently told.
Surat Al-Hijr; Verse 71
He said, ´Here are my daughters if you are determined to do something.´
“Have legitimate relations with them, but do not engage in sexual perversion,” he says.
Surat Al-Hijr; Verse 72
By your life! They were wandering blindly in their drunkenness!
That means they are blind in the drunkenness of bigotry; they fail to see the Truth and they have a foolish spirit, a rampant and aggressive spirit.
Surat Al-Hijr; Verses 73-74
So the Great Blast seized hold of them at the break of day. We turned the place completely upside down and rained down on them stones of hard-baked clay.
That means their houses crashed down upon them. God mentions “stones of hard-baked clay” because the houses at that time were brick houses; so those brick houses crashed down upon them.
Surat Al- Hijr; Verses 75-76
There are certainly Signs in that for the discerning. They were beside a road which still exists.
As an example …
Surat Al-Hijr; Verse 77
There is certainly a Sign in that for Muslims.
But that is for those who have faith.
Surat Al-Hijr; Verses 78-79
The people of the Thicket were also wrongdoers. We took revenge on them as well. They are both beside a well-beaten track.
So Almighty God says, “The wreckage of their destruction is there, go and see them yourselves.”
Surat Al-Hijr; Verses 81-94
We brought them Our Signs but they turned away from them. They carved out houses from the mountains, feeling safe, but the Great Blast seized hold of them in the morning, so all that they earned was of no use to them. We did not create the heavens and earth and everything between them, except with truth. The Hour is certainly coming, so turn away graciously. Your Lord, He is the Creator, the All-Knowing. We have given you the Seven Often repeated and the Magnificent Qur´an. Do not direct your eyes longingly to what We have given certain of them to enjoy. Do not feel sad concerning them. And take Muslims under your wing. Say: ´I am indeed a clear warner.´ Just as We sent down punishment on the dissectors, those who divide the Qur´an into little pieces. By your Lord, We will question them all, every one of them, about what they did! Proclaim what you have been ordered to and turn away from the idolaters.
“We brought them Our Signs but they turned away from them.” They did not listen to the Qur’an. “They carved houses from the mountain, feeling safe but the Great Blast seized hold of them in the morning so all that they earned was of no use to them. We did not create the heavens and earth and everything between them, except with truth.” That means everything; for instance televisions, glass, rosaries, mirrors, whatever one might think of; shoes, everything, all of them are created with a goal. “The Hour is certainly coming…” The time for the Last Day is coming “… so turn away graciously.” Meaning preach religion with fair admonition, have a reasonable way of explaining things and refrain from destructive manners. “Your Lord, He is the Creator, the All-Knowing.” Almighty God says “I am the One creating everything” “We have given you the Seven Often repeated and the Magnificent Qur´an.” This is the 87th verse and the number “7” is mentioned. “Say: ´I am indeed a clear warner’.” So he is simply a warner. “Just as We sent down punishment on the dissectors…” Muslims are all divided. For instance they are now trying to divide Turkey, they are trying to divide Islam; they attempt to divide them into denominations, into groups. “… those who divide the Qur´an into little pieces.” They say that a part of the Qur’an has been taken out and that part is deemed null. And some of them claim that hadiths are the additions to the Qur’an. They claim that there are added verses to the Qur’an that we are unaware of. They claim that there are verses except for those in the Qur’an. That is how the radicals have formed a religion right now. “By your Lord, We will question them all, every one of them, about what they did!” says God. “Proclaim what you have been ordered to and turn away from the idolaters.” Who are those idolaters? That radical lot. “They might snipe at you, they can make sharp remarks, they can talk nonsense from the internet, from here or there but you should not be affected by them,” says Almighty God.