فَمَا يُكَذِّبُكَ بَعۡدُ بِٱلدِّينِ
7. Then what (or who) causes You (O disbelievers) to deny the Recompense (i.e. Day of Resurrection)?
In this context, ad Din means the Recompense or The Day of Resurrection. This will be the day of recompense for every little thing that you did, good or bad.
After Allah tells us that He created us with the best of stature, He tells us that some of us will not value that we are better off than many of Allah’s creation. Many of use used our faculties for haram and thus will be brought to the lowest of the low which is the jahannam.
Upon realization that we are better off than other creations, we should realize that surely we have ah higher purpose than the rest of the creation. Or life purpose shold not be merely waking up from sleep, eat, find wealth, have family and children. These are the same as to animals. They too sleep, eat, find food (which is their wealth), procreate and have children to ensure the continuity of the species.
Those who reject the truth, will always deny that will be the day that all that we do now will be rewarded or punished accordingly. Thus Allah asks the disbelievers, after knowing, why do the believers still deny the truth?
أَلَيۡسَ ٱللَّهُ بِأَحۡكَمِ ٱلۡحَـٰكِمِينَ
8. is not Allâh the best of judges?
This verse is a question that Allah asks to those who denies the Day Of Recompense. How can they deny that Allah is indeed the best of judges.
10. SUMMARY (Notes of Nouman Ali Khan’s tafseer lessons)
Allah begins the surah by mentioning the Legacies of the Great Messengers’ (‘Uluw al ‘azam – the most perseverant from all the Messengers’) with the best characteristics from humanity. The Messengers’ mentioned in the beginning of the surah are the best examples for humanity, and Allah taught them wisdom and judgment as examples for humanity.
Then Allah discusses in the centre of the surah that He has made insan (man/humans) in the best perfect form.
Then the worst of the worst are mentioned (ayah 5) – those who rejected the best of the Messengers.
Then those who followed the best Messengers’ are described after that (ayah 6) – those who believe and do good deeds.
Then finally; now that you have understood this basic message – what is preventing you from following the guidance? (ayah 7) Isn’t Allah the Best of Judges / Wise Ones to give the commands – which you should be following? (ayah 8).
We are more than just animals. We don’t just want to fill our bellies and desires. We want to purify ourselves on the inside and the outside.
This surah is based on balance. We need to realise that Allah has chosen us above animals by giving us an intellect (‘aql), and through that we understand we have higher morality. Once we understand this – we need to believe internally, and show that good through our actions by following the best Messengers’ [the ‘Uluw al ‘Azam]. If we don’t, Allah will reject us, and make us the lowest of the low.