In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
(1.Ta Sin. These are the Ayat of the Qur'an, and (it is) a Book (that is) clear.) (2. A guide and glad tidings for the believers.) (3. Those who perform the Salah and give the Zakah and they believe with certainty in the Hereafter.) (4. Verily, those who believe not in the Hereafter, We have made their deeds fair seeming to them, so that they wander about blindly.) (5. They are those for whom there will be an evil torment. And in the Hereafter they will be the greatest losers.) (6. And verily, you are being taught the Qur'an from One, All-Wise, All-Knowing.)
In (the comments on) Surat Al-Baqarah, we discussed the letters which appear at the beginning of some Surahs.
(These are the Ayat of the Qur'an, and (it is) a Book (that is) clear.) It is plain and evident.
(A guide and glad tidings for the believers.) meaning, guidance and good news may be attained from the Qur'an for those who believe in it, follow it and put it into practice. They establish obligatory prayers, pay Zakah and believe with certain faith in the Hereafter, the resurrection after death, reward and punishment for all deeds, good and bad, and Paradise and Hell. This is like the Ayat:
(Say: "It is for those who believe, a guide and a healing. And as for those who disbelieve, there is heaviness (deafness) in their ears...'') (41:44).
(that you may give glad tidings to those who have Taqwa, and warn with it the Ludd (most quarrelsome) people) (19: 97). Allah says here:
(Verily, those who believe not in the Hereafter,) meaning, those who deny it and think that it will never happen,
(We have made their deeds fair seeming to them, so that they wander about blindly.) means, `We have made what they are doing seem good to them, and We have left them to continue in their misguidance, so they are lost and confused.' This is their recompense for their disbelief in the Hereafter, as Allah says:
(And We shall turn their hearts and their eyes away, as they refused to believe therein for the first time) (6:110).
(They are those for whom there will be an evil torment.) in this world and the Hereafter.
(And in the Hereafter they will be the greatest losers.) means, no one but they, among all the people who will be gathered, will lose their souls and their wealth.
(And verily, you are being taught the Qur'an from One, All-Wise, All-Knowing.)
(And verily, you) O Muhammad. Qatadah said:
(are being taught) "Are receiving.''
(the Qur'an from One, All-Wise, All-Knowing.) from One Who is Wise in His commands and prohibitions, and Who knows all things, major and minor. Whatever He says is absolute Truth, and His rulings are entirely fair and just, as Allah says:
(And the Word of your Lord has been fulfilled in truth and in justice) (6:115).
(7. (Remember) when Musa said to his household: "Verily, I have seen a fire; I will bring you from there some information, or I will bring you a burning ember, that you may warm yourselves.'') (8. But when he came to it, he was called: "Blessed is whosoever is in the fire, and whosoever is round about it! And glorified be Allah, the Lord of all that exists.'') (9. "O Musa! Verily, it is I, Allah, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.'') (10. "And throw down your stick!'' But when he saw it moving as if it were a snake, he turned in flight, and did not look back. (It was said:) "O Musa! Fear not: verily, the Messengers fear not in front of Me.'') (11. "Except him who has done wrong and afterwards has changed evil for good; then surely, I am Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.'') (12. "And put your hand into opening of your garment, it will come forth white without hurt. (These are) among the nine signs (you will take) to Fir`awn and his people. Verily, they are a people who are rebellious.'') (13. But when Our Ayat came to them, clear to see, they said: "This is a manifest magic.'') (14. And they belied them wrongfully and arrogantly, though they themselves were convinced thereof. So, see what was the end of the mischief-makers.)