“Ad were destroyed by a savage howling wind.”
Allah threatens people with hurricanes. Hurricanes are true miracles. Allah creates these strong, fast and destructive winds in the world as a test.
“Allah subjected them to it for seven whole nights and eight whole days without a break. You could see the people flattened in their homes just like the hollow stumps of uprooted palms.”
You could see the people flattened in their homes just like the hollow stumps of uprooted palms. How do fossils form? Their shells remain and the inside disappears. What does the verse say? In the 7th verse, a fossil, with a shell and no inside is mentioned about.
Do you see any remnant of them left??
You can see if you look for them. You can find if you search for them. Allah draws attention to that kind of seeing. Points out to researching. Allah says, there will be remnants and you will see them. But they will be hollow, only with a shell. Only as a skeleton. Allah says only the outer structure will be left, you won’t see it alive. So Allah draws attention to that kind of research in Quran and explains how it will be found.
Nun By the Pen and what they write down!.
Nun. Nun could be referring to holy light. By the Pen and what they write down. So we understand that in the end of the times, pen will be dominant. What is written down with a pen will be dominant. We see that, those who writes well, who explains well, who teaches well, who proves well, will reign in the world. There is a reference to that in Quran.
By the blessing of your Lord, you are not mad.
You are not mad, says Allah. In Quran, unbelievers persistently call the prophets, the Mahdis madmen. The unbelievers always say that.
You will have a wage which never-fails.
Allah says you will be rewarded continuously. Muslims are rewarded every day, by the grace of Allah. This verse refers to Prophet Mohammed (pbuh).
For you are truly of a sublime character.
Mahdi (as), will be like Prophet Mohammed (pbuh). Prophet Mohammed says “his character will be like my character, but his physical appearance will be different than mine.” So Mahdi (as) will not look like Prophet Mohammed (pbuh), but Prophet (pbuh) says ‘his character will be like mine’. He talks about these two qualities. He says he won’t look like me, because Mahdi (as) will have the appearance of the B’nai Israel. Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) also had the vestiges of their looks but it is much more visible in Hz. Mahdi (as). The abjad value of this part of the verse is 2017.
So you will see and they will see.
See what? The world reign. The believers and the unbelievers will see the world reign Insa’ Allah.
which of you is mad.
Allah says they will see soon who is sane and who is insane. They call Prophet Mohammed a madman, a man who is delusional. They say you’ve lost your mind. Allah says, when the reign comes then ‘they will see who is mad’. There is a reference to Prophet Mohammed (pbuh), but there is a clear reference to Hz. Mahdi (as) as well.
Your Lord knows best who is misguided from His Way and He knows best those who are guided.
Who is guided? Hz. Mahdi (as). Who is misguided? The anti-christ system. Allah points out to two different groups.
“But do not obey any vile swearer of oaths”
But do not obey any, says our Almighty Lord, vile swearer of oaths. They keep swearing oaths all the time; “I swear it was like that etc.” The hypocrites do it all the time. They swear in everything they say. Allah calls them vile people. Opposite of what is dignified. Completely despicable.
any backbiter, slandermonger,
any backbiter, says Allah. For example when they see a Muslim, they immediately start badmouthing, criticizing him. Although they perfectly know that he is a good person, they do that. Slandermonger says Allah. For example they gossip and cause strife.
impeder of good, evil aggressor,
impeder of good, What is good? Communicating the message of Islam all around the world. For example you are intellectually refuting Darwinism and Materialism, and such people are trying to stop you. You invite people to the good, they are trying to prevent it. Evil aggressor, for example such people do not practice what they preach.
gross, coarse and furthermore, despicable;
Allah calls them gross. Coarse disrespectful, tactless, and furthermore despicable; in other words shameless, sleazy, corrupt, brazen, aggressive, hostile, ready to pick a fight any moment. Almighty Lord gave a very thorough psychological analysis of such people in the verse.
So a visitation from your Lord came upon it while they slept.
That’s one of the things that scare people the most. A disaster befalling them while they are asleep. Allah threatens them with that.
This is a warning like the warnings of old.
An-Najm, verse 56. Could it be referring to 1956? He is one of the previous Mahdis, but it refers to Prophet Mohammed (pbuh). Of course, Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) is the greatest Mahdi ever. There is one abjad value only and it is 2031. The 56th verse refers to 1956. An-Najm means star and gives the year of world reign. And when we are asked about his identity, we will say that he is one of the former Mahdis, insa’ Allah. However in terms of sainthood, (Mahdi of the end times) is the greatest Mahdi ever. Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) is the greatest Prophet and Messenger, ever. He is the greatest Prophet, insa’ Allah.
And, certainly, We chose them with knowledge above the worlds.
Who? Hz. Mahdi (as) and his students, Prophet Jesus and his students. And what is the abjad value? 2011, with shadda, 2029. In Ad-Dukhan. “certainly” says Allah and Allah swears, “We chose them with knowledge above the worlds” the whole world, Allah says He made them reign over the world. The exact years of Hz. Mahdi (as)’s reign.