The Final Message

What was the last verse of the Qur’an to be revealed? Many people believe it to be:

On this day I have completed my blessing and favour to you and I am content with Islam  as a deen and religion for you [ Surah al-Māʾidah 5:3]

However this was not the case.The last verse to be revealed is in Surah al-Baqarah (Surah 2:Verse 281) in which Allah reminds mankind that they will be returned to Him:

And be wary of a day in which you shall all be returned to Allāh. Then each soul shall be repaid in full, whatever it has earned. And they will not suffer any injustice. [Sūrat al-Baqarah, 2:281]

Ponder on the fact that the entire Quran with the stories of the Prophets, stories of the pious, all its laws about marriage, divorce, transactions, children, with all its teachings about worship and life, after all that this is the final verse that was revealed. After all that, we are told to ‘be wary of a day in which you shall all be returned to Allah.’ That is the final verse and the final message of the Quran for us to ponder over.

[This short excerpt is based on the lecture, ‘The Purpose of Life’ delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 27th January 2017]

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