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The tafsīr of Sūrat al-Wāqi‘ah

(The Inevitable Event)

Sūrat al-Wāqi‘ah is a description of the inevitable event: the onset of the hereafter, beginning with the day of judgement. Sūrat al-Wāqi‘ah describes the shocking tumult that will be experienced as the day of resurrection dawns; then moving on to describe how people will be categorised and treated through the processes of accounting for their lives. After giving an overview of this chapter and its significance, the following course shall analyse the Quranic descriptions of these events, with particular examination of the linguistic and grammar constructs used, enabling students to reflect upon the implications of the phraseology in the Quran.

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