In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful.

Continuation of Chapter 40 Al-Mu'min (Ghafir) ( )
(The Believer (The Forgiver))



In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful.
40:18
Warn them of the Day that is (ever) drawing near when the Hearts will (come) right up to the Throats to choke (them); no intimate friend nor intercessor will the wrongdoers have who could be listened to.
  • Hearts will come right up to the Throats to choke them: an idiom implying that the whole of their life-functions will be choked up with terror. But a more subtle meaning emerges from further analysis. The heart (or the breast) is the seat of affection, emotion, and every kind of feeling, such as terror, pain, despair, etc. These things will as it were overflow right up to the throat and choke it. The throat is the vehicle for the voice; their voice will be choked, and they will be able to say nothing. The throat is the channel for food, which goes to the stomach and maintains a healthy functioning of life; the choking means that the healthy functioning will stop, and there will be nothing but woe.
  • In that enforcement of personal responsibility, what sympathy or intercession can the wrong-doers get?

Jazak Allahu Khairin