Surah Naazi’aat follows Surah Naba with the message that people will regard their lives in this world to be a mere morning or evening when they face the torturously long Day of Qiyaamah. The severity of the Day of Qiyaamah will cause people’s heart to tremble. They will recall their deeds of this world and will regret whatever they did because Jahannam will be shown to them.
In the subsequent Surahs Allaah tells Rasululllaah (sallAllaahu-alayhi-wa-sallam) that people with affluence and authority are beguiled by what they have and therefore have a diminished capacity for accepting good counsel. On the other hand, poor people tend to accept more readily. Therefore, devote more attention to those who have more fear for Allaah so that they may attain spiritual purity.
When Qiyaamah will take place, none shall be of assistance to another; even though they may be brothers, parents, children or spouses. Every person will be too concerned about his own predicament to be worried about another. The faces of the Mu’mineen and the pious will be resplendent on that day while the faces of the kuffaar and sinners will be darkened.
Allaah points out to people that they will have to tread the straight path to be saved from the anguish and suffering of the Day of Qiyaamah. On the Day of Qiyaamah the sky will be rent asunder, bodies will rise from their graves, the stars will plummet down and the oceans will be ablaze. Every person will be confronted by his deeds on the Plain of Resurrection when none will want to know another.