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    Default Any body has this full hadith

    The only exception was an interpretation attributed to IBN ABBAS, who was quoted by Al-Qurtubi as saying “the mountains are standing but moving fast”.


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    This is the only explanation that Tabari offered in his tafsir. Basically a literal explanation.

    To consider that our logic is logical all the time is actually illogical. To consider that our understanding of the text is correct all the time is also illogical.

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    It is true that the Quran, in many places, refers to the future in the present and even the past tense, to give the meaning of certainty to a scene. This verse however has no future context at all. It speaks of looking at the mountain, and after describing the motion of the mountains, it says: “The making of Allah, who perfected every thing, verily, He is Well Acquainted with what you do” so this is an added emphasis on the contemporary nature of what the verse is describing.
    The context is not defined by the particular verse, but the verses that surround the verse in question. The statement referencing the mountains passing away in the future is quite applicable to the context. The previous verse in fact references the future:

    And on the day when the trumpet shall be blown, then those who are in the heavens and those who are in the earth shall be terrified except such as Allah please, and all shall come to him abased.
    The verse after the verse in question states:

    Whoever brings good, he shall have better than it; and they shall be secure from terror on the day.
    The psychological state is intensified by the placement of the verse. The Quran speaks about how mankind will be in a state of pychological terror when the trumpet sounds, which, during the time of the Prophet (s), signified that an army was about to attack. When people heard the sound of this type of trumpet, they dropped everything and immediately set out to find a place to hide. There was chaos and fear all throughout the land. The Quran plays off this state, by moving to the scene regarding the most profound phenomenon of stability the Arabs knew in this world, the mountains. When the attack is imminent, nobody will be able to find any shelter to hide from the impending army, because that Day will be such that even the most stable of phenomenon, the mountains, let alone tents and boulders, will be tossed like they are nothing. It is useless to try and escape God.

    The whole verse in question is actually a scene in the future and the style is almost sarcastic. The attack of the Day of Judgement is now imminent. So where are you going to look humanity? Look for your places of shelter, try and escape what you were trying to hide from. You see, even the mountains you think are stationary, are tossed from their roots.

    “And you see the mountains you think they are stationary, and they are passing like the passing of clouds. The Working of God who perfected everything. Indeed He is Well Acquainted of what you do”
    Imagine the psychological state of the Arabs upon hearing the events of the Day of Judgement being recounted, especiall in this particular scene. The terror is now replaced by a feeling of helplessness. It is as if people have realized that they can't escape, so they are just standing their looking at this stange event not knowing what to do. The Arabs use to address the mountains as the eternal ones, and here they are, witnessing the mountains totally opposite to what they use to conceive. The scene being described is that of the mountains being tossed in the air and humanity witnessing these phenomenon flying in the sky like one views clouds in this world. The Quran has always spoken about the stability of the mountains and states that of the Day of Judgement they will be thrown from their roots, and in SUrah Qariah, they will be ripped apart like carded wool and crumble.

    This additional element is actually quite beautiful also, in that, when a clan was on the verge of being raided, and the horses were stampeding through, dust would be raised by the intense violence of the horeses and people being scattered. The mountains, the most stable of dust, are being described as being thrown in the air in a similar manner as the dust being thrown by the raids of this world.

    There is a reason the Arabs prostrated before the Quran.
    Last edited by ihsan; 21st June 2008 at 18:45.
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