[38.1] Sad, I swear by the Quran, full of admonition.
Sad: the fish hook, the 90. The recitation is filled carrier cups, filled with self admonition, as each word contains denial as an underbelly, each sign a loaded (pregnant) weapon weighing down against itself.
[38.2] Nay! those who disbelieve are in self-exaltation and opposition.
The verse refers to its own implicit exhalation, its innate opposition.
[38.3] How many did We destroy before them of the generations, then they cried while the time of escaping had passed away.
The first two verses concern spatial difference. The third is the Kali functor, operating temporally, across cycles of reincarnation/recitation. The “cry” is the moment of Quranic recitation, at the end of the verse, audible, and material, because God has vacated/escaped the space caught by it (the Maternal aspect of the Godface). This is the tragic – but also divinely sublime – aspect of the reader’s passion.
[38.4] And they wonder that there has come to them a warner from among themselves, and the disbelievers say: This IS an enchanter, a liar.
The Warner follows the cry, that followed vacation (Maternal, vacant womb tragedy). The Warner is the line of light (a tie of kinship — but also an interjection, a rupture, across the sky). The secondary sunrise that maintains the halo connection.
[38.5] What! makes he the gods a single God? A strange thing is this, to be sure!
The Warner combines totems to form an assemblage – the Unity Totem. Its nature is strange, because the combination of every face is a strange face.
[38.6] And the chief persons of them break forth, saying: Go and steadily adhere to your gods; this is most surely a thing sought after.
In futility, the subject of this sentence demands that each word (totem) maintains a fixed meaning (godly aspect).
[38.7] We never heard of this in the former faith; this is nothing but a forgery:
The sunrise rupture to lineage: its nature is abject materialism, forgery, assemblage, the strange face intersecting the passage of jihad/action, inscribed in matter (as a reminder).
[38.8] Has the reminder been revealed to him from among us? Nay! they are in doubt as to My reminder. Nay! they have not yet tasted My chastisement!
Now the Warner transforms, first, into the diffuse voices of an external paranoia (disbelief, Judgement, judging him in his imagination). Then he coalesces and becomes the Image of the God of Judgement, angry with the voices.
He is a line of light that descends into the bosom of the daughter. Then he rebounds, to the left side, and so creates religion.
[38.9] Or is it that they have the treasures of the mercy of your Lord, the Mighty, the great Giver?
Then he rises higher, to Mercy/Love. And then to Might of the Mother as Absence and Provision of the Father Giver.
[38.10] Or is it that theirs is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and what is between them? Then let them ascend by any
The Father/Mother, heaven and earth. Engendering Israel/Daughter the Kingdom. Engendering the in between (the sons). From whose dialectic, judgement, the sarcastic paranoid voice is heard, daring the underbelly of its own textuality to (impossibly) ascend.