Cloudy Or Clear

Chapters 88 Ghashya (Obfuscation/Cloudy; also Overwhelming, as in Preponderance of Evidence) and 98 Banyiah (Elucidating/Clear) may be referring to the Weather, but it is more than likely that these chapters are talking about Evidence.

Signs 88:2-88:7 describe what happens to those who thought they got away with the cover-up (a good assignment for independent reading) and Signs 88:8-88:12 compare the reaction and position of those who finally can benefit from removing the murkiness. And while Signs 88:13-88:16 seem to digress and go on about the Furniture, the subject at the heart of the matter is how Evidence Furnishes Proof.

88 Ghashiyah (Obfuscation/Cloudy; Trance)

هَلْ أَتَاكَ حَدِيثُ الْغَاشِيَةِ 88:1
88:1 Have you been given the discourse (the truth) about the Obfuscation (clouded/suppressed/obfuscated/zero-foot-printed Evidence, in other words 'the cover-up'; or Trance)
وُجُوهٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ نَّاعِمَةٌ 88:8
88:8 Some faces that day will be blissful

لِسَعْيِهَا رَاضِيَةٌ 88:9
88:9 Satisfied with their quest

88:10 فِي جَنَّةٍ عَالِيَةٍ
88:10 In a superior/high/lofty garden (protected prosperity)

88:11 لَّا تَسْمَعُ فِيهَا لَاغِيَةً
88:11 They will not hear therein any relapse/reflux/(negative feedback/inane talk)

فِيهَا عَيْنٌ جَارِيَةٌ 88:12
88:12 Wherein is a running spring (active/recurring state; ongoing supply)

88:13 فِيهَا سُرُرٌ مَّرْفُوعَةٌ
88:13 Wherein (there are) lofty/raised couches (seats/beds/ but also 'briefing/or summary statements presented in a particular way')

وَأَكْوَابٌ مَّوْضُوعَةٌ 88:14
88:14 And cups placed (cup==one's lot in life & placed==subject to study/on view/exhibition)

وَنَمَارِقُ مَصْفُوفَةٌ 88:15
88:15 And cushions matrixed (cushions==pads==protection/protective and مَصْفُوفَةٌ ==matrixed or arrayed; and Nothing Protects quite like the 'Mantle of Death'--does it go with what I'm wearing? --Oh, and I hear tell you got my mail--please forward!)

88:16 وَزَرَابِيُّ مَبْثُوثَةٌ
88:16 And carpets scattered (زَرَابِيُّ ==carpets or rugs but also coverings; زَرَا ==buttons or keys; مَبْثُوثَةٌ ==broadcast, scattered far and wide (ie., keys or buttons that transmit or broadcast far and wide;; the more fantastic rendering is 'cloaking device')

98 Baniyah (Elucidating/Clear Evidence)

لَمْ يَكُنِ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِنْ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ وَالْمُشْرِكِينَ مُنفَكِّينَ حَتَّى تَأْتِيَهُمُ الْبَيِّنَةُ 98:1
98:1 The Disbelievers from among the People Of The Book and the Polytheists were not unfettered (lit. untight) until they were given The Clear Evidence (Al-Baniyah)

رَسُولٌ مِّنَ اللَّهِ يَتْلُو صُحُفًا مُّطَهَّرَةً 98:2
98:2 A Messenger from God Reading Purified/Clean Scripture (untainted Newspapers/uncorrupted printed accounts of the News)

فِيهَا كُتُبٌ قَيِّمَةٌ 98:3
98:3 In it Valuable Books/Writings (a prescription/compilation/inscription to appraise/evaluate/account by)

وَمَا تَفَرَّقَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ إِلَّا مِن بَعْدِ مَا جَاءتْهُمُ الْبَيِّنَةُ 98:4
98:4 And they who were given the Books (Inscriptions) did not Differ/become Differentiated until after there came to them The Clear Evidence (Elucidated Evidence)

(In other words, 'There was No Difference among those who were given the Books/Writings (People of the Book) until after they were given The Clear Evidence' (Now, you tell me, what 'Jew?,' what 'Christian?,' what 'Muslim?'...yada yada yada....All hatched from the one egg!)

Simply put, there are not now nor have there ever been any apparent (genetic, birthright, etc.) differences between People as one ilk being Superior or Inferior to others (ie. Chosen); the only difference is Ideological--and methinks lacking the Ability to Grasp such a Concept has turned Many of the Denizens of this here Planet into Idiots!

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