Big Government As God: Surah 64 With Exposition

In this talk I read through surah 64 and discourse by way of tangents other topics, including that of government tyranny.

1 What is in the heavens and what is in the earth gives glory to God. To Him belongs the dominion, and to Him belongs the praise; and He is over all things powerful.
2 He it is that created you; and among you is a spurner of guidance, and among you is a believer; and God sees what you do.
3 He created the heavens and the earth in truth, and He formed you and made good your forms; and to Him is the journey’s end.
4 He knows what is in the heavens and the earth, and He knows what you conceal and what you make known; and God knows that which is in the breasts.
5 Has not the report reached you of those who ignored warning before? Then they tasted the evil consequence of their affair; and they will have a painful punishment
6 For it is that when their messengers came to them with the clear signs: — and they said: “Shall mortals guide us?” — then they denied and turned away! But God is self-sufficient; and God is free from need and praiseworthy.
7 Those who ignore warning claim that they will never be raised. Say thou: “Verily, by my Lord, you will be raised! Then will you be informed of what you did; and that is easy for God.”
8 So believe in1 God and His messenger, and in the light which We have sent down; and God is aware of what you do.
9 The day He gathers you for the Day of Gathering: that will be the Day of Mutual Overcoming in Trade. And whoso believes in God and works righteousness, He will remove from him his evil deeds, and make him enter gardens beneath which rivers flow, they abiding eternally therein forever; that is the Great Achievement.
10 And those who ignore warning and deny Our proofs — those are the companions of the Fire, they abiding eternally therein; and evil is the journey’s end.
11 No calamity befalls save by the leave of God. And whoso believes in God, He will guide his heart; and God knows all things.
12 And obey God, and obey the Messenger; but if you turn away — then upon Our messenger is only the clear notification.
13 God, there is no god save He. And in God then let the believers place their trust.
14 O you who heed warning:1 among your spouses and your children is an enemy to you, so beware of them. But if you pardon, and overlook, and forgive, then is God forgiving and merciful.
15 Your wealth and your children are only a means of denial; and God, with Him is a great reward.
16 So be in prudent fear of God as much as you are able, and listen, and obey, and spend; it is better for your souls. And whoso is protected from the avarice of his soul, it is they who are the successful.
17 If you lend to God a goodly loan, He will double it for you, and will forgive you; and God is appreciative and clement,
18 The Knower of the Unseen and the Seen, the Exalted in Might, the Wise.


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