The chapter begins with the tearing or splitting of the sky as if it were gates, the shutting down of the stars, the boiling of the seas and the opening of the graves as the marks of the day of judgement. Like other chapters about the day of judgement, it is where the heavens and the earth are turned inside out.
This is followed by the statement that every soul will know what it has sent ahead and held back (what it prioritised in its life on earth). The chapter continues with an appeal from Divinity to the human being asking what deluded him from thinking that he was independent of Divinity. This is followed by a warning of accountability on the day of judgement.
The chapter ends with a statement that the will of Allah will prevail and the powerlessness of the human being.