The Real Iron Man
Hollywood’s so-called “Iron Man” is nothing but a womanizing, pervert, egotistical drunken maniac dressed in a nice iron suit, whereas the REAL “Iron Man” is empowered by the Word of Allah – especially when he reads Chapter “Iron” of the Holy Quran. If you happen to be a man who once worked for the evil Military-Industrial Complex, and are now seeking to reform yourself into a “good guy”, then the best thing to do is to read Surah Al-Hadeed (Iron), and understand its true meaning. Hollywood movies are just disinformation. They don’t teach men how to be real men, only the Holy Quran can do that. Hollywood’s “Iron man” makes every red-blooded woman recoil in horror at his ugly, slimy, perverted, womanizing personality (a sex symbol he certainly is not!). The only people who find him attractive are the pervert, womanizing, satanic, aging Hollywood movie producers who still work as whores for the Military-Industrial Complex, and who don’t have a moral fibre in their entire bodies.
Open your mind and become the REAL Iron Man today!
Surah 57. Al-Hadeed – Iron
[Author’s Note: This is the 57th Surah of the Qur’an and it has 29 verses. The Surah derives its name from iron that serves mankind in various ways. God’s Messengers and their companions have had to defend the faith with power when necessitated.
God never enjoined upon mankind monasticism, asceticism, ‘Sufism’, ‘yog’ or mysticism. They are human inventions. Herein we find further emphasis on the Supremacy of the Divine law following which the humans can achieve Eternal success. ‘Kuffar’ are those who knowingly conceal, oppose or deny the truth. Belief bears its fruit when it is translated into action. Motivation without action is a bird without wings.
With the Glorious Name of God, the Instant and Sustaining Source of all Mercy and Kindness]
57:1 All things in the heavens and earth are working relentlessly to fulfil the Divine Plan. He is the Almighty, the Wise.
57:2 Unto Him belongs the Dominion of the heavens and earth. His are the laws of life and death and He has Power over all things.
57:3 He has no beginning and He has no ending. He is the Evident and the Hidden. And He is the Knower of all things. [He is Evident through His attributes and Hidden to the eyes]
57:4 He is the One Who has created the heavens and earth in six stages, and is established on the Throne of His Almightiness of Supreme Control. He knows all that enters the earth and all that comes out of it, and all that descends from the sky, and all that ascends therein. And He is with you wherever you may be. God is Seer of what you do. [Six Stages or Eras: 7:54, 10:3, 11:7, 25:59, 50:38, 57:4, 41:10]
57:5 Unto Him belongs the Kingdom of the heavens and earth and to God return all affairs. [All things find their Source in Him and His laws determine the final end of all actions]
57:6 He merges the night into the day, and merges the day into the night. He is Knower of all that is in the hearts.
57:7 Believe in God and His Messenger. And spend on others of what He has made you trustees of (your wealth and persons). Those of you who believe and spend on fellow humans, theirs will be a great reward. [Nafaq = Keeping open = Spending on others = Not hoarding]
57:8 And what is amiss with you that keeps you from having conviction in God? And the Messenger invites you to believe in your Sustainer and he has taken your pledge, if you are believers. [5:7]
57:9 He is the One Who sends down clear messages to His servant, to bring you out from the depths of darkness to the splendorous light. For you, God is Compassionate, Merciful.
57:10 And why should you not spend in the cause of God when to God belongs the heritage of the heavens and earth? Those who spend and fight before the victory are not at the same level as the rest of you. They have a greater rank than those who spend and fight after the victory. Unto each God has promised good. He is Aware of what you do. [55:62, 56:8-12]
57:11 Who is it that will lend to God a goodly loan that He may increase it manifold, and his may be a generous reward?
57:12 On the Day when you will see the believing men and the believing women, their lights shining forth before them, blessing them, (it will be said), “A happy news for you this Day – Gardens beneath which rivers flow, (for you) to abide therein. This, this is the Supreme Triumph!” [57:9]
57:13 On that Day the hypocrite men and the hypocrite women will say to the believers, “Wait, look at us. Let us borrow from your light!” It will be said, “Go back behind and seek light.” Then a barrier will be erected with a gate therein. On the inner side of it will be grace, and on the outer side of it the doom.
57:14 They will cry to them, “Were we not with you?” The others (believers) will answer, “Yes, certainly! But you let your own ‘self’ succumb to temptation. And you tempted one another, and you were ever hesitant (watching which side was prevailing), and doubted (God’s promise). And your wishful thinking misled you until God’s command came to pass. Your own deceptions concerning God deceived you. [The hypocrites used to tell lies about God and His Messenger. Their wishful thinking: That they would never be exposed. 3:179]
57:15 So this Day no ransom can be accepted from you, nor from the open rejecters. Your home is the fire. That is your caretaker and a miserable destination it is.
57:16 Is it not yet time for the believers that their hearts humble at the remembrance of God, reflecting on the truth that has been revealed? Do not be like those who were given the scripture before, and whose hearts were hardened with time. And so, a great many of them have drifted away from truth.
57:17 Know all of you that God gives life to the land after it has been dead. We have made Our messages clear for you so that you might use your intellect.
57:18 Men and women who stand true to their proclamations of belief and lend a goodly loan to God, they will be repaid manifold. And theirs will be a generous reward.
57:19 Those who believe in God and His Messengers, they are the truthful, as well as the witnesses to the truth in the Sight of their Sustainer. For them is their reward and their light. But, those who oppose or deny Our revelations, they are the companions of the Blazing Fire.
57:20 Know all of you that (in comparison to Eternity) the life of this world is only play and a fleeting delight, and your mutual bragging, and pursuit of riches and children. It is like abundant rain that brings forth plantation and pleases the farmers. But then the plantation withers and you can see it turn into yellow hay. And in the end it crumbles into dust! But in the Hereafter it is either grievous suffering or forgiveness from God and His approval. And what is the life of this world, but an enjoyment of illusion?
[Therefore, invest in the life to come for lasting rewards. 3:14-15, 10:24-25, 16:92, 18:45-46, 14:18, 24:39, 83:26, 102:1. Kuffar in this verse, very uniquely, has been used in the very literal sense. Contrary to the popular translations, Kuffar here does not mean ‘disbelievers’ or ‘unbelievers’. It refers to those who conceal the truth. This is the only verse in the Qur’an where Kuffar is indicating those who hide something – specifically, the farmers who cover the seed with soil. While that in itself is a laudable work, in the given similitude the verse is talking about a crop that quickly turns into useless chaff. However, in this instance Kuffar = Farmers. In general, the term indicates those who conceal the truth, and actively and knowingly hide or deny it. Also those who ‘hide gratitude’ or refuse to be grateful for any blessings bestowed upon them, including the blessing of guidance]
57:21 Be foremost in seeking the protection from your Sustainer, and a Garden as vast as the heaven and the earth. It has been readied for those who choose to believe in God and His Messengers. Such is God’s bounty that He bestows upon him who wills it. God is the Sustainer of abounding bounty. [The Paradise encompasses the entire Universe. 3:133]
57:22 No disaster befalls the earth, nor yourselves but according to the laws that We have already recorded in the Book of decrees. Surely, all this is easy for God.
57:23 So, despair not over whatever has left you, nor exult for whatever you have been given. For, God does not love those who are boastful, proud.
57:24 They are stingy and enjoin people to be stingy. But if anyone turns away, then (he should know that) God is free of want, Worthy of all praise.
57:25 We sent Our Messengers with the evident truth and revealed with them the law and the Standard of right and wrong that mankind may deal in justice. And We have bestowed on from high the iron in which there is awesome power and many benefits for people. For, God marks out those who help Him and His Messengers although the victory may initially be obscure to them. Surely, God is Strong, Almighty. [Meezaan = Balance of measure = Standard of justice. As proven by modern science, the iron is not native to earth. It has come down from higher celestial bodies, the Nova stars. In 1920, Charles Edouard Guillaume was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics in recognition of the service he had rendered to this research.]
57:26 We sent Noah and Abraham and granted Prophethood and scripture to their progeny. Some of them remained rightly guided, but a great many of them drifted away.
57:27 Then, in succession, We followed them up with (other of) Our Messengers. We caused them to be followed by Jesus son of Mary and gave him the Gospel. And We placed kindness and compassion in the hearts of those who followed him. As for monastic asceticism – We had never ordained it to them. They invented it themselves to seek God’s approval. But then, they did not uphold the Gospel with right observance. And so those who truly believed among them, We gave them their reward. But, a great many of them have been drifting away.
57:28 O You who have chosen to be graced with belief! Be mindful of God and put faith in His Messenger. And He will bestow on you a double reward of His grace. He will appoint for you a light by which you shall walk, and He will absolve your faults. God is Forgiving, Merciful.
57:29 And the People of the Scripture should know that they have no power whatsoever over the bounty of God. All bounty is in God’s hand and He grants it according to His laws. God is the Sustainer of a tremendous bounty. [He is the Sustainer of the Worlds and the Sustainer of all mankind and He does not discriminate between people. 1:1, 114:1]
English Translation from: QXPv (THE QUR’AN AS IT EXPLAINS ITSELF, 5th edition) March 2012 – Rendition by Brig Shabbir Ahmed, M.D., Florida