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Sura 83: The Defrauders
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Qur'an 83:1[edit]

Woe to the defrauders.

Qur'an 83:1 Notes[edit]

People who defraud others should be prepared for a very long period of unpleasantness

Qur'an 83:2[edit]

Those who, when they take a measure from people, they take in full.

Qur'an 83:2 Notes[edit]

A lot of people do work that way.

Qur'an 83:3[edit]

But when they measure or weigh to others, they cheat.

Qur'an 83:3 Notes[edit]

There certainly are some scummy people.

Qur'an 83:4[edit]

Do these not know that they will be resurrected?

Qur'an 83:4 Notes[edit]

Your soul will magically reform in preparation for Allah's merciful objective fair judgement with proportional punishment.

Qur'an 83:5[edit]

For a Great Day?

Qur'an 83:5 Notes[edit]

Is is great or grand or scarry?

Qur'an 83:6[edit]

The Day when mankind will stand before the Lord of the Worlds?

Qur'an 83:6 Notes[edit]

Maybe God will be sitting on a very high raised bench, wearing a red cloack and a grey whig and will carefully review the evidence with consideration taking a short break to work it out then reading a measured, fair, compassionate explanation of her judgement and wishing them happiness in heaven or give tips about how not to suffer too much in the underground torture chamber.

Qur'an 83:7[edit]

Not at all. The record of the wicked is in Sijjeen.

Qur'an 83:7 Notes[edit]

The huge spreadsheet of bad deeds done and those guaranteed a ticket to eternal agony.

Qur'an 83:8[edit]

But how can you know what Sijjeen is?

Qur'an 83:8 Notes[edit]

Let's read on and see!

Qur'an 83:9[edit]

A numerical book.

Qur'an 83:9 Notes[edit]

That's a description not an epistomological explanation or existential proof.

Qur'an 83:10[edit]

Woe on that Day to the deniers.

Qur'an 83:10 Notes[edit]

I guess people who systematically and cruelly defraud others are in the same camp of those who don't believe in a derranged book.

Qur'an 83:11[edit]

Those who deny the Day of Reckoning.

Qur'an 83:11 Notes[edit]

God's jamming everyone into two fair and proportionate groups, pure pleasure or pure pain (forever). Who would doubt something like that?

Qur'an 83:12[edit]

But none denies it except the sinful aggressor.

Qur'an 83:12 Notes[edit]

Denying things apparantly makes you an agressor. If you've never heard of the day of judgement, are you also an agressor?

Qur'an 83:13[edit]

When Our revelations are recited to him, he says, “Legends of the ancients.”

Qur'an 83:13 Notes[edit]

A completely reasonable reply.

Qur'an 83:14[edit]

Not at all. Their hearts have become corroded by what they used to earn.

Qur'an 83:14 Notes[edit]

It seems this one particular book of legends of ancients and all its incredible claims should be taken seriously, others no, this one yes.

Qur'an 83:15[edit]

Not at all. On that Day, they will be screened from their Lord.

Qur'an 83:15 Notes[edit]

Again, no real argument, just threats. Where are the rational explanations? Anyone?

Qur'an 83:16[edit]

Then they will roast in Hell.

Qur'an 83:16 Notes[edit]


Qur'an 83:17[edit]

Then it will be said, “This is what you used to deny.”

Qur'an 83:17 Notes[edit]

That sounds like taking satisfaction in the suffering of others, or feeling good about being right. Is that loving and compassionate?

Qur'an 83:18[edit]

No indeed; the record of the righteous is in Elliyyeen.

Qur'an 83:18 Notes[edit]

The opposite of the book of the condemned.

Qur'an 83:19[edit]

But how can you know what Elliyyoon is?

Qur'an 83:19 Notes[edit]

Maybe this time there will be an explanation.

Qur'an 83:20[edit]

A numerical book.

Qur'an 83:20 Notes[edit]

Another description not ability to know something.

Qur'an 83:21[edit]

Witnessed by those brought near.

Qur'an 83:21 Notes[edit]

Who? Anyone I can speak with to confirm having seen it?

Qur'an 83:22[edit]

Indeed, the righteous will be amid bliss.

Qur'an 83:22 Notes[edit]

Qur'an 83:23[edit]

On thrones, looking on.

Qur'an 83:23 Notes[edit]

Is my throne as big as Allahs

Qur'an 83:24[edit]

You will recognize on their faces the radiance of bliss.

Qur'an 83:24 Notes[edit]

Actually if I doubt this judgement day thing I'll be having blisters formed over my whole body.

Qur'an 83:25[edit]

They will be given to drink a sealed wine.

Qur'an 83:25 Notes[edit]

All this time, denied the evil of wine, but now you get to drink the evil stuff.

Qur'an 83:26[edit]

Whose seal is musk—this is what competitors should compete for.

Qur'an 83:26 Notes[edit]

People should compete for an evil liquid?

Qur'an 83:27[edit]

Its mixture is of Tasneem.

Qur'an 83:27 Notes[edit]

Sure making that evil liquid sound nice.

Qur'an 83:28[edit]

A spring from which those brought near drink.

Qur'an 83:28 Notes[edit]

A stream of evil liquid?

Qur'an 83:29[edit]

Those who committed crimes used to laugh at those who believed.

Qur'an 83:29 Notes[edit]

Not believing is equated with committing crimes.

Qur'an 83:30[edit]

And when they passed by them, they would wink at one another.

Qur'an 83:30 Notes[edit]

Murderers and rapists would wink at skeptics.

Qur'an 83:31[edit]

And when they went back to their families, they would go back exulting.

Qur'an 83:31 Notes[edit]

As though they take satisfaction in their evil of not believing a warped confusing book of fantasies?

Qur'an 83:32[edit]

And if they saw them, they would say, “These people are lost.”

Qur'an 83:32 Notes[edit]

I don't think I've ever said that.

Qur'an 83:33[edit]

Yet they were not sent as guardians over them.

Qur'an 83:33 Notes[edit]

Did anyone ever claim that?

Qur'an 83:34[edit]

But on that Day, those who believed will laugh at the unbelievers.

Qur'an 83:34 Notes[edit]

That's a pretty mean and cruel thing to do for someone who is supposedly righteous.

Qur'an 83:35[edit]

On luxurious furnishings, looking on.

Qur'an 83:35 Notes[edit]

Another bribe to be a good person: silk carpets everywhere!

Qur'an 83:36[edit]

Have the unbelievers been repaid for what they used to do?

Qur'an 83:36 Notes[edit]

If an eternity of agony and horror is a fair response to skepticism about a book for a few decades. Is it proportional or fair? Is that repayment or is this a scare tactic to make you believe in something to avoid a frightening penalty you cannot possibly confirm until it is too late.