When you’re standing on the edge of breaking down…
Say a little prayer
Quran: 50:16: We have created man and We know the whispering that goes on within his mind (all the intricacies of his thought process), for, We are nearer to him than his Vena cava.
[Habl-il-wareed is usually translated as Jugular vein or neck-vein. But Habl = Rope = Cable = A thing that binds = Guarantee = Indispensable = Binding pledge = Holding from disintegration = Holding together. Wareed = Vein. So, my rendition of Habl-il-wareed to Vena cava, the great veins, superior and inferior. They ultimately return the blood from the brain and the body to the heart. The use of ‘vein’ in this verse, instead of ‘artery’, seems to allude to the superiority of mind over body. What is being carried from the brain to the heart is through veins]
50:17 And so it may happen that two conflicting demands in his mind, positioned in opposite directions, pull him apart. [His reason and his emotions 50:21]
50:18 Not even a word can he utter but there is an ever-vigilant watcher with him. [The Law of Requital makes a meticulous record]
50:19 And then, the twilight of death brings with it the inevitable truth, “This is the very thing you would rather evade.”
50:20 (Then there is a long state of sleep 36:52.) And the Trumpet is blown. This is the Day promised.
50:21 And every person will come with his actions and their imprints on the ‘self’.
50:22 You were oblivious to this, but now We have removed your veil and your vision is sharp this Day.
50:23 And his other part (the subconscious) will say, “Here is the record ready with me.”
Quran Translation source:
QXPv (THE QUR’AN AS IT EXPLAINS ITSELF, 5th edition) March 2012
Rendition by Brig Shabbir Ahmed, M.D., Florida