﴿7﴾ وَالسَّمَاء ذَاتِ الْحُبُكِ
Application of the original sense of the word to the heaven is owing to either the different forms of the masses of planets and constellations or the fascinating meanders visible in clouds which are at times so appealing that one may be mesmerized by them for a while. It may also reflect the immense masses of galaxies appearing in spheres like curls of hair. The fascinating pictures taken by scientists by means of telescopes remind one of curly hair. Thus, the Holy Qur’an swears by the heaven and immense galaxies still unperceived by the sharp vision of science.
Taking into account the fact that these senses are by no means inconsistent may reflect that they are all intended in the oath, as it is attested elsewhere in the Holy Qur'an (23:17): “And indeed We have created above you seven heavens [one above the other]” which makes a reference to the multiplicity and variety of the heavens, planets, galaxies, and different worlds. It is also worthy of note that the root of the word may reflect the consolidation of the heavens and the solid nexus existing amongst planets, like that between the planets of the solar system with the sun.
The apodosis of the oath, namely the object of it, is to be found in the blessed Verse 8: “Surely, you are [perplexed] in having different words.” It is saying that your words are contradictions in terms demonstrating the unfoundedness of your words. Regarding Resurrection you say at times:
“We never believe that decayed bones may ever be rejuvenated.” At times you say: “We are in doubt concerning Resurrection.” You sometimes say: “Bring our ancestors to bear witness that Resurrection will follow death so that we may acknowledge your claims.” Regarding the Noble Prophet of Islam (SAW) you sometimes say that he is a lunatic, a poet, a sorcerer. At times you say that a teacher teaches him these words. At times, you call the Holy Qur'an ‘ancient legends’
(asātīr al-awwalīn), poetry, magic, and lie. By the meanders of the heavens! Your words abound in contradictions in terms. Had you had any reasonable argument to produce, you would have presented the same argument instead of searching different unfounded arguments each and every day. Such expression is actually an argument negating disbelievers’ unfounded claims regarding Divine Unity, Resurrection, the Noble Prophet of Islam (SAW), and the Holy Qur'an. It is worthy of note that based on the contextual meaning of the following blessed Verses, the focal point of these blessed Verses is the question of Resurrection.
The blessed Verse 9 treats of the reasons behind deviation from the true path,
saying: “Those who refuse to acknowledge sound arguments and submit to reason
deviate from belief in Resurrection; though the arguments substantiating life
after death are evident (“Turned aside from Truth is he who will be led astray
deviation may reflect refusing to acknowledge the Truth including the Holy Qur'an, Divine Unity, the Noble Prophet’s (SAW) Prophethood, Resurrection, and Divine Guardianship of the Infallible Imams (AS) reflected in a number of traditions. The Question of Resurrection is indisputably involved herein.