English Translation and Commentary of the Holy Quran (2010)

by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Chapter 75: Al-Qiyamah — The Resurrection (Revealed at Makkah: 2 sections, 40 verses)


This chapter is entitled The Resurrection from the occurrence of that word in its first verse, which puts forward the spiritual resurrection as evidence of the great Resurrection. The self-accusing spirit of v. 2 is the first stage in man’s spiritual resurrection, the stage at which the inner self of man asserts itself when he does evil. At this stage the human in man becomes stronger than the animal. This chapter, dealing with the subject of the resurrection, is a very early revelation.

List of Sections (Rukus):

  1. The Truth of the Resurrection (Verses 75:1–75:30)
  2. The Dead Rise (Verses 75:31–75:40)