Surah Inshiqaq (Arabic: سورة الانشقاق ) is a unique surah located among the last surahs of the Holy Quran Book arrangement. The scholars of the Islamic nation were interested in clarifying the reasons for the revelation of each chapter of the Noble Quran; So that every Muslim becomes aware of the lesson behind each surah.

Many Muslim scholars of the Islamic nation pointed out that Al-Inshiqaq was revealed to make clear to the Muslims and the infidels as well some of the horrors of the Day of Resurrection, such as the splitting of the sky and the expansion of the earth and the reckoning, and to clarify for Muslims as well some of the rules and principles of the Islamic faith.

What is surah inshiqaq about?

Surah al-inshiqaq talks about several topics such as:

Surah Al Inshiqaq is talking about the great horrors that people will witness on the Day of Resurrection, as well as describing the terrifying events that will affect the entire universe on that true day, as described by Allah The Great.

Surat Al Inshiqaq also talks about a person who struggles to obtain a livelihood by all hard means, but at the end of his journey, he will face his fate by either being happy forever or being desperate forever in his afterlife.

Inshiqaq also tells how the infidels stand in denial of the verses of Allah, and confirms that their fate on the Day of Resurrection will be severe punishment from Allah The Almighty because of their denial and disbelief.

Surah ishiqaq talks about the believer taking his book with the oath, and finding happiness, pleasure, contentment, and reward. The infidel takes his book from behind his back: he finds misery and burning and wishes to return to this world, even for an hour, to worship Allah and believe in Him.

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Where was surah inshiqaq revealed?

Surah Ishiqaq was revealed to the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) in Mecca.

As inshiqaq is one of the Meccan surahs of the Holy Qur’an.

When was surah inshiqaq revealed?

Muslim scholars concluded that Surat al Inshiqaq was revealed to the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) before he migrated to Medina in the period from 613 – 616 AD. approximately.

Why the surah was named Al-Inshiqaq?

Surah al Inshiqaq was named “Al-Inshiqaq” as follows:

The first verse of Surah Al-Inshiqaq contains the word “Split” as the verse is telling:

“إِذَا السَّمَاء انشَقَّتْ”

and therefore the name of the Surah Inshiqaq name meaning “The Splitting” which is the source of the verb split. This Split will happen to the sky on the Day of Resurrection and on that day the earth will be different than the earth we all know, and therefore the surah took this name “The Splitting” as this image was known among the Companions describing the scenes of The Day Of Judgement.

Surah inshiqaq benefits

As we know that the Holy Quran is full of benefits as it enriches our spiritual life and gives us peace and happiness.

The benefits of “Inshiqaq” is like the superiority of the rest of the Surahs of the Noble Quran. In reciting it, as in reciting the Holy Quran, a Muslim will get a great reward and a great bounty that only Allah knows, as The prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: (Whoever recites a letter from the Book of Allah has a good deed for it, and a good deed is ten like it, I don’t say “Alif lam meem” is a letter, but “Alif” is a letter, “Lam” is a letter, and “Meem” is a letter.

Surah al-inshiqaq, its virtues, and benefits, The Messenger(peace be upon him) would prostate every time he recited surat al inshiqaq, and he would urge his companions to read it because of the facts, horrors, and events that were mentioned in it that describe the Day of Resurrection as if the contemplative reader of its verses looked at the Day of Resurrection. The resurrection is the opinion of the eye.

And its merit is also in embracing the rulings and commands that Allah Almighty has sent for His Muslim servants in His Noble Book, such as urging belief in Allah, fearing Allah in secret and in public, and taking lessons from its noble verses.

Hadith on surah al-inshiqaq

Several hadiths have been proven about surah ishiqaq, and among the hadiths that came about Al-Inshiqaq

are the following:

The Messenger, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, prostrated every time he recited it, and he urged his companions to read it because of the facts, horrors, and events that describe the Day of Resurrection.

The first Hadith

There is a hadith that was narrated on the authority of Abu Rafi’ that he said: (I prayed with Abu Hurairah Isha Prayer(Night Prayer), and he read: “If the sky has split” Surah then he prostrated, so I asked him “what was that?” He told me that “ I was praying behind Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) and he had done it [Prostrating], I am following him and I will continue doing that  [Prostrating] in it until I meet with him [in paradise].)

Reference {Al-Bukhari and Muslim}.

The second Hadith

On the authority of Ibn Umar – may Allah be pleased with him – he said: The Messenger of Allah – may Allah’s prayers and peace be upon him – said: (Whoever would like to look at the Day of Resurrection as if he had seen an eye, let him read: (When the sun is rounded) and (If the sky is breaking out).

The third Hadith

Muslim narrated in his Sahih on the authority of Abu Salamah bin Abd al-Rahman: (Abu Hurayrah recited to them: “When the sky has split open,” and he prostrated in it, and when he finished, he told them that the Messenger of Allah – may Allah’s prayers and peace be upon him -: He prostrated in it).

What is the main theme of surah inshiqaq?

Any Surah in the Holy Quran delivers plenty of messages and meanings not only for Muslims but also to the whole of Mankind to make think about the aim of life which is to worship Allah so they can live happily and then get rewarded in the afterlife if they follow Allah’s commandments and practice them.

Surah al-inshiqaq can be divided into four themes as follows:

The first them

Contains the beginning of Al-Inshiqaq, which mentions some scenes of the Hereafter and the end of the universe from the splitting of the heavens and the leveling of the earth.

The second theme

Allah explains in the verses Al-Inshiqaq continues to say that for him who is given the record of his deeds with his right hand believing in Allah, he will have an easy reckoning and return to his family in Paradise.

As for the one who is given the record of his deeds behind his back, and he is a disbeliever in Allah, he will be called for destruction and perdition, and he will enter the Hellfire, consuming its heat. He was happy and arrogant in his family in this world, he did not think about the consequences, and he thought that he would not return to his Creator alive. Indeed, Allah will restore him as he began and make him pay back for his evil deeds, and Allah was with him All-Seeing, All-Knowing of his condition from the day he was created until he was resurrected.

The third theme

Allah presents the position of the polytheists in the Holy Qur’an and the oath that they will receive horrors and hardships.

After that Inshiqaq tells us:

Allah The Almighty has sworn by the redness of the horizon at sunset, and by the night and the gathering of animals, insects, vermin, and so on, and by the moon, which lights perfectly, and by making you people transfer from a phase to another through different states: from the sperm to the leech to the embryo to blowing of the soul in Man’s body to death to resurrection. For that, It is not permissible for any creature to swear by other than Allah, and if he did that, he would have committed polytheism.

The fourth theme

Surah ishiqaq ends by:

Marvels at the condition of those who abandon faith despite the clarity of Allah’s signs and proofs, and threatens and warns them if they do not repent. And all those glorious and great Qur’anic touches that affect the soul are transmitted to the scenes of the Day of Resurrection, and the events that will happen on this day such as judgment and recompense, and the coming of all of that in short verses;  All of this indicates the inimitability of the Noble Qur’an, its greatness and its eloquence, and that it is from Allah and that Allah revealed it to guide all people so that they believe in Him alone, worship Him with the right of worship and don’t associate anything with Him.

Is surah al-inshiqaq  makki or madani?

Surat al Inshiqaq is one of the Makki surahs, as it was revealed before Surah Al-Roum and after Surah Al-Inftar, and it is in terms of the eighty-fourth surah in the arrangement of the Holy Quran.

Starting with a conditional “if ” to make people think and contemplate, its verses include a prostration in the twenty-first verse, and like other Meccan surahs. It centers on the origins of the Islamic faith and the horrors of the Day of Resurrection

In which para is surah al-inshiqaq?

Surah al-inshiqaq comes in para No.30 which is the last para in the Holy Quran composed of 25 Verses (Ayat).

Surah ishiqaq is one of the Meccan surahs of al-Mufassal, as it was revealed before Surah Al-Roum and after Surah Al-Inftar, and its arrangement is in terms of the eighty-third revelation.

How to memorize surah al inshiqaq?

Surat al inshiqaq is one of the Meccan surahs, and its verses are twenty-five. It is one of the surahs that are not long, so it is possible to memorize it as follows:

You can memorize Al-Inshiqaq by following the mental map of Surah al Inshiqaq, which is as follows:

Inshiqaq 25 verses as follows:

From(1:6) The horrors of the Day of Resurrection.

From(7:15) Punishment of right and left companions.

From (16:25) Oath that the resurrection will happen and the fate of the people.

There are many other ways to learn and memorize Surah Inshiqaq, as follows:

  1. you can join Quran Learning Sessions in Mosque:

a-By searching for a good Sheekh to teach you then attend his Sessions regularly.

b-Recite after the Sheekh verse by verse.

c-Always take Notes about the meaning of every verse in a  notepad and this will help you a lot to memorize and recall what you have memorized.

  1. you can search for “Online Academies” teaching Quran:

a) Have a look at each website and select the best for you because you have to be satisfied with the way of teaching.

b) Make sure not to skip a Live Online Session and make a Schedule to view Videos introduced on the website.

c) Play every video more than a time and recite after the teacher until you can recall what you have learned

3. The third way to memorize Surah al Inshiqaq:

a) Just draw a chart and divide this chart into boxes.

b) Inside each box write down the meaning of each group of verses conveying a specific message.
c) repeat the previous step in ascending order until you cover all the groups of verses till the end of surat al inshiqaq, then recite it by recalling the meaning of each group inside your mind and you will find that you have memorized it easily.

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surah inshiqaq in English

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

  1. When the sky is rented asunder,
  2. And hearkens to (the Command of) its Lord, and it must needs (do so);-
  3. And when the earth is flattened out,
  4. And casts forth what is within it and becomes (clean) empty,
  5. And hearkens to (the Command of) its Lord,- and it must needs (do so);- (then will come Home the full reality).
  6. O, thou man! Verily thou art ever toiling on towards thy Lord- painfully toiling,- but thou shalt meet Him.
  7. Then he who is given his Record in his right hand,
  8. Soon will his account be taken by an easy reckoning,
  9. And he will turn to his people, rejoicing!
  10. But he who is given his Record behind his back,-
  11. Soon will he cry for perdition,
  12. And he will enter a Blazing Fire.
  13. Truly, did he go about among his people, rejoicing!
  14. Truly, did he think that he would not have to return (to Us)!
  15. Nay, nay! for his Lord was (ever) watchful of him!
  16. So I do call to witness the ruddy glow of Sunset;
  17. The Night and its Homing;
  18. And the Moon in her fullness:
  19. Ye shall surely travel from stage to stage.
  20. What then is the matter with them, that they believe not?-
  21. And when the Quran is read to them, they fall not prostrate,
  22. But on the contrary, the Unbelievers reject (it).
  23. But Allah has full knowledge of what they secrete (in their breasts)
  24. So announce to them a Penalty Grievous,
  25. Except to those who believe and work righteous deeds: For them is a reward that will never fail.

surah inshiqaq in roman English

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

  1. Izas samaaa’un shaqqat
  2. Wa azinat li Rabbihaa wa huqqat
  3. Wa izal ardu muddat
  4. Wa alqat maa feehaa wa takhallat
  5. Wa azinat li Rabbihaa wa huqqat
  6. Yaaa ayyuhal insaanu innaka kaadihun ilaa Rabbika kad han famulaaqeeh
  7. Fa ammaa man ootiya kitaabahoo biyameenih
  8. Fasawfa yuhaasab hisaabany yaseeraa
  9. Wa yanqalibu ilaaa ahlihee masrooraa
  10. Wa ammaa man ootiya kitaabahoo waraaa’a zahrih
  11. Fasawfa yad’oo thubooraa
  12. Wa yaslaa sa’eeraa
  13. Innahoo kaana feee ahlihee masrooraa
  14. Innahoo zanna an lany yahoor
  15. Balaaa inna Rabbahoo kaana bihee baseeraa
  16. Falaaa uqsimu bishshafaq
  17. Wallaili wa maa wasaq
  18. Walqamari izat tasaq
  19. Latarkabunna tabaqan ‘an tabaq
  20. Famaa lahum laa yu’minoon
  21. Wa izaa quri’a ‘alaihimul Quraanu laa yasjudoon (make sajda)
  22. Balil lazeena kafaroo yukazziboon
  23. Wallaahu a’lamu bimaa yoo’oon
  24. Fabashshirhum bi’azaabin aleem
  25. Illal lazeena aamanoo wa ‘amilus saalihaati lahum ajrun ghairu mamnoon

surah inshiqaq in Arabic

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
1. إِذَا السَّمَاءُ انْشَقَّتْ
2. وَأَذِنَتْ لِرَبِّهَا وَحُقَّتْ
3. وَإِذَا الْأَرْضُ مُدَّتْ
4. وَأَلْقَتْ مَا فِيهَا وَتَخَلَّتْ
5. وَأَذِنَتْ لِرَبِّهَا وَحُقَّتْ
6. يَا أَيُّهَا الْإِنْسَانُ إِنَّكَ كَادِحٌ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ كَدْحًا فَمُلَاقِيهِ
7. فَأَمَّا مَنْ أُوتِيَ كِتَابَهُ بِيَمِينِهِ
8. فَسَوْفَ يُحَاسَبُ حِسَابًا يَسِيرًا
9. وَيَنْقَلِبُ إِلَىٰ أَهْلِهِ مَسْرُورًا
10. وَأَمَّا مَنْ أُوتِيَ كِتَابَهُ وَرَاءَ ظَهْرِهِ
11. فَسَوْفَ يَدْعُو ثُبُورًا
12. وَيَصْلَىٰ سَعِيرًا
13. إِنَّهُ كَانَ فِي أَهْلِهِ مَسْرُورًا
14. إِنَّهُ ظَنَّ أَنْ لَنْ يَحُورَ
15. بَلَىٰ إِنَّ رَبَّهُ كَانَ بِهِ بَصِيرًا
16. فَلَا أُقْسِمُ بِالشَّفَقِ
17. وَاللَّيْلِ وَمَا وَسَقَ
18. وَالْقَمَرِ إِذَا اتَّسَقَ
19. لَتَرْكَبُنَّ طَبَقًا عَنْ طَبَقٍ
20. فَمَا لَهُمْ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ
21. وَإِذَا قُرِئَ عَلَيْهِمُ الْقُرْآنُ لَا يَسْجُدُونَ ۩
22. بَلِ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا يُكَذِّبُونَ
23. وَاللَّهُ أَعْلَمُ بِمَا يُوعُونَ
24. فَبَشِّرْهُمْ بِعَذَابٍ أَلِيمٍ
25. إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَهُمْ أَجْرٌ غَيْرُ مَمْنُونٍ

Surah inshiqaq summary:

As we all know that every Surah of the Holy Quran is delivering a bunch of meanings so Muslims and non-Muslims can learn lessons from it.

Surat Al Inshiqaq deals with the horrors of the Day of Resurrection and what people will see on this day.

Surah ishiqaq also talks about the radical changes that will occur in the entire universe on that great day.

Surah al-Inshiqaq also is talking about Man and what he does in this world and the consequences of his actions, either with punishment or with reward, as Allah Almighty is higher and knows best.

Surah al Inshiqaq also talks about the polytheists, their denial of the verses of Allah, their fate on the Day of Resurrection with a painful punishment, and immortality in the Fire. Al-Inshiqaq ends by blaming the polytheists and disbelievers for their disbelief in Allah despite the clarity of the verses and miracles that the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, brought.