English Translation and Commentary of the Holy Quran (2010)
by Maulana Muhammad Ali
Chapter 67: Al-Mulk — The Kingdom (Revealed at Makkah: 2 sections, 30 verses)
From here to the end of the Holy Quran there are 48 chapters all revealed during the Makkah period of the Holy Prophet’s life, except ch. 110 which was revealed near the very end of his life. All of these contain prophecies of the greatness to which Islam would rise during the time of the Holy Prophet and later into the distant future, even though these are mostly very early reve-lations. The title of this chapter is taken from the statement in the first verse that The Kingdom is in Allah’s hand, meaning that the prophesied Kingdom of God was now about to be established on earth. The chapter then draws attention to the working of laws in the physical world, from which it is inferred that there is a law relating to good and evil working in the spiritual world. The second half of the chapter speaks of the doom that awaits those who disbelieve due to their ungratefulness to God.