Summary of Quran Chapter 75 Surah Al-Qiyamah The Resurrection

The coherence of Surah Al-Qiyamah with Surah Ad-Dhar can be understood in terms of the arrangement of verses in poetic surahs. Surah Al-Qiyamah showcases literary and rhetorical excellence, representing a comprehensive portrayal of the general style of the Quran. Indeed, the general style of the Quran is essentially the style of oration. 


Surah Al-Qiyamah


Hence, we can also refer to the Quran as a Collection of Divine Orations. The same style of the Quran can be observed in the sermons of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). When Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) recited the Quran to the people, his delivery was also in the style of an orator.

It is narrated that his voice would become louder during his sermons, his eyes would turn red, and his manner of speech would be so forceful that it seemed as though he were warning his soldiers. Nevertheless, in every verse of Surah Al-Qiyamah, there is a profound depth to the oration.

The surah begins in a manner as if some people in the backdrop are trying to dismiss the occurrence of the Day of Judgment, and this surah, interrupting their chain of argumentation, descends as a response. However, after a few verses, there is a change in the initial style and address.

This transformation in the tone and style of address (rhetorical transformation) is noticeable in the surah almost after every four or six verses. Thus, the entire surah appears as a compilation of several smaller sections, each exhibiting a distinct rhythm and a harmonious vocalization of words.

The purpose of this surah is to showcase the power of rhetoric, fluency, richness, eloquence, and many other literary qualities, making it a unique piece in the Quran in terms of its distinct literary qualities. 

Surah Al-Qiyamah Hadith

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) as saying:

A bulky person would be brought on the Day of judgment and he would not carry the weight to the eye of Allah equal even to that of a gnat. Nor shall We set up a balance for them on the Day of Resurrection.

Reference: Sahih Muslim 2785

In-book reference: Book 52, Hadith 1

(English) reference: Book 39, Hadith 6698.


Surah Al-Qiyamah, the 75th chapter of the Quran, focuses on the concept of resurrection and the Day of Judgment. The chapter vividly describes the events of the Last Day, emphasizing the resurrection of all souls and their accountability before Allah.

It portrays the scene of people emerging from their graves, bewildered and anxious about their fate. The chapter warns against the disbelief of those who deny the resurrection, asserting that Allah has power over all things and will bring about the Day of Judgment without fail.

It emphasizes the importance of reflecting on the signs of creation as a reminder of the inevitability of resurrection and accountability. Ultimately, it underscores the certainty of the Hereafter and the importance of faith and righteous deeds in preparing for the Day of Judgment.