Surah: 036 Ya-Seen
This is a middle Makki Surah and derives its name from the Huroof Muqattaat that begin this surah. These disjointed letters, such as Alif Laam Meem Raa, Haa Meem, Saad etc. are found at the beginning of twenty-nine surahs in the Qur’an, and only Allaah (SWT) knows their true meaning, albeit scholars have offered possible explanations to their underlying wisdom.
Swearing by the Qur’an, Allaah (SWT) reaffirms that indeed the Prophet ﷺ has been sent as a warner to his people and he is on the right path, thereby comforting him against the allegations of the disbelievers calling him either insane or a fabricator. The warning will only benefit who are sincere in seeking guidance and willing to submit to Allaah (SWT).
Narrating the story of the town that was sent three messengers from Allaah (SWT), it is stated how they rejected all three saying that they were ordinary men like them. One man believed from among them and urged his people to accept the message of the prophets, who were not asking for any compensation in return and it was only right to worship Allaah (SWT) as He was the Creator of everyone and we will be returned to Him. But the people persisted in their disbelief and so were destroyed by a single shout. As for the believing man, he was forgiven and honored by a place in Paradise.
Addressing the people as Children of Adam, Allaah (SWT) questions their obedience to Satan and equates it with worshipping him. The Satan is adamant on misleading mankind and wants them to end up in the Hell Fire, as part of his vengeance against Adam (AS) being preferred over him.
Allaah (SWT) did not teach poetry to the Prophet ﷺ, and it’s not suitable for him. The Qur’an is a message of guidance and warning that has been revealed to the Prophet ﷺ.
The disbelievers are reminded that Allaah (SWT) created everything the first time, so it is not in the least difficult for Him to repeat the creation. The horn will be blown and everyone will arise from their graves, dumbfounded as they were not expecting this meeting with Allaah (SWT).