The following is from a work-in-progress called The Qur'an: a Book Report, in which I read each surah of the Qur'an and write about what I learn.
This is a surprisingly sexy surah, which gives numerous metaphors of things “coming out” to illustrate how the dead will be resurrected at the end of time. These metaphors of things “coming out” include:
-A piercing star
-Semen from a penis
-A baby coming out of a vagina
-Plants emerging from the earth
This surah is juicy and life-affirming. It also encourages peace between believers and unbelievers in verse 16: “[Prophet], let the disbelievers be, let them be for a while.”