SURA 51. Dhariyat, or the Winds that Scatter
1. By the [Winds] that scatter broadcast;
2. And those that lift and bear away heavy weights;
3. And those that flow with ease and gentleness;
4. And those that distribute and apportion by Command;-
5. Verily that which ye are promised is true;
6. And verily Judgment and Justice must indeed come to pass.
7. By the Sky with [its] numerous Paths,
8. Truly ye are in a doctrine discordant,
9. Through which are deluded [away from the Truth] such as would be deluded.
10. Woe to the falsehood-mongers,-
11. Those who [flounder] heedless in a flood of confusion:
12. They ask, “When will be the Day of Judgment and Justice?”
13. [It will be] a Day when they will be tried [and tested] over the Fire!
14. “Taste ye your trial! This is what ye used to ask to be hastened!”
15. As to the Righteous, they will be in the midst of Gardens and Springs,
16. Taking joy in the things which their Lord gives them, because, before then,
they lived a good life.
17. They were in the habit of sleeping but little by night,
18. And in the hour of early dawn, they [were found] praying for Forgiveness;
19. And in their wealth and possessions [was remembered] the right of the
[needy,] him who asked, and him who [for some reason] was prevented [from
1. Surat Adh-Dhariyat concentrates on the fact that provision is in Allah’s (SWT) hand and that giving and deprivation are through Allah’s (SWT) command in this world and the hereafter. Therefore if you deviate from Allah’s (SWT) path and obedience, where will you go? What land would bear you? And what sky would shade you?
2. surat Adh-Dhariyat, the message is clear: giving and deprivation are in Allah’s hand (SWT), and that is the reason of naming this surah so; for us always to remember that Allah (SWT) may deprive us from our provision and send us Adh- Dhariyat if we turn away from His path. Do you feel the greatness of the Qur’an and the clarity of its ayahs?
3. who is the Charitable and Beneficial one? Who is the Beneficial and the Afflicter? You had better choose the path of the one who ordered the angels to distribute provisions, commanded the winds to gather and scatter the clouds, and managed people’s food (sustenance) and needs; for His promise is a truth, the meeting with Him is a truth, heaven is a truth, and hell is a truth
4. While the surah started by mentioning the fact that provision is in Allah’s hand (SWT), at the same time it assures the believers that their provision is reserved in heaven and they are not going to lose it.
5. Choose the path of Allah (SWT) for he is the All-Provider.
6. Trust Allah for he is the All-Provider, and trust the divine generosity and be generous yourself.
source: Amr Khaled