In the Name of Allah, the Most
Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
[These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'an,
and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings.]
2. By the Qur'an,
full of wisdom (i.e. full of laws, evidences, and proofs),
3. Truly, you (O
are one of the Messengers,
4. On a Straight
Path (i.e. on Allah's religion of Islamic Monotheism).
5. (This is) a Revelation
sent down by the AllMighty, the Most Merciful,
6. In order that
you may warn a people whose forefathers were not warned, so they
7. Indeed the Word
(of punishment) has proved true against most of them, so they
will not believe.
8. Verily! We have
put on their necks iron collars reaching to chins, so that their
heads are forced up.
9. And We have put
a barrier before them, and a barrier behind them, and We have
covered them up, so that they cannot see.
10. It is the same
to them whether you warn them or you warn them not, they will
11. You can only
warn him who follows the Reminder (the Qur'an), and fears
the Most Beneficent (Allah) unseen. Bear you to such one
the glad tidings of forgiveness, and a generous reward (i.e. Paradise).
12. Verily, We give
life to the dead, and We record that which they send before (them),
and their traces [their footsteps and walking on the earth with
their legs to the mosques for the five compulsory congregational
prayers, Jihad (holy fighting in Allah's Cause)
and all other good and evil they did, and that which they
leave behind], and all things We have recorded with numbers (as
a record) in a Clear Book.
13. And put forward
to them a similitude; the (story of the) dwellers of the town,
[It is said that the town was Antioch (Antakiya)], when there
came Messengers to them.
14. When We sent
to them two Messengers, they belied them both, so We reinforced
them with a third, and they said: "Verily! We have been sent
to you as Messengers."
15. They (people
of the town) said: "You are only human beings like ourselves,
and the Most Beneficent (Allah) has revealed nothing, you
are only telling lies."
16. The Messengers
said: "Our Lord knows that we have been sent as Messengers
17. "And our
duty is only to convey plainly (the Message)."
18. They (people)
said: "For us, we see an evil omen from you, if you cease
not, we will surely stone you, and a painful torment will touch
you from us."
19. They (Messengers)
said: "Your evil omens be with you! (Do you call it "evil
omen") because you are admonished? Nay, but you are a people
Musrifun (transgressing all bounds by committing
all kinds of great sins, and by disobeying Allah).
20. And there came
running from the farthest part of the town, a man, saying: "O
my people! Obey the Messengers;
21. "Obey those
who ask no wages of you (for themselves), and who are rightly
22. "And why
should I not worship Him (Allah Alone) Who has created me
and to Whom you shall be returned.
23. "Shall I
take besides Him aliha (gods), if the Most Beneficent
(Allah) intends me any harm, their intercession will be
of no use for me whatsoever, nor can they save me?
24. "Then verily,
I should be in plain error.
I have believed in your Lord, so listen to me!"
26. It was said (to
him when the disbelievers killed him): "Enter Paradise."
He said: "Would that my people knew!
27. "That my
Lord (Allah) has forgiven me, and made me of the honoured
28. And We sent not
against his people after him a host from heaven, nor do We send
(such a thing).
29. It was but one
Saihah (shout, etc.) and lo! They (all) were silent (dead-destroyed).
30. Alas for mankind!
There never came a Messenger to them but they used to mock at
31. Do they not see
how many of the generations We have destroyed before them? Verily,
they will not return to them.
32. And surely, all,
everyone of them will be brought before Us.
33. And a sign for
them is the dead land. We gave it life, and We brought forth from
it grains, so that they eat thereof.
34. And We have made
therein gardens of date-palms and grapes, and We have caused springs
of water to gush forth therein.
35. So that they
may eat of the fruit thereof, and their hands made it not. Will
they not, then, give thanks?
36. Glory be to Him,
Who has created all the pairs of that which the earth produces,
as well as of their own (human) kind (male and female), and of
that which they know not.
37. And a sign for
them is the night, We withdraw therefrom the day, and behold,
they are in darkness.
38. And the sun runs
on its fixed course for a term (appointed). That is the Decree
of the All-Mighty, the All-Knowing.
39. And the moon,
We have measured for it mansions (to traverse) till it returns
like the old dried curved date stalk.
40. It is not for
the sun to overtake the moon, nor does the night outstrip the
day. They all float, each in an orbit.
41. And an Ayah
(sign) for them is that We bore their offspring in the laden
ship [of Nuh (Noah)].
42. And We have created
for them of the like thereunto, so on them they ride.
43. And if We will,
We shall drown them, and there will be no shout (or helper) for
them (to hear their cry for help) nor will they be saved.
44. Unless it be
a mercy from Us, and as an enjoyment for a while.
45. And when it is
said to them: "Beware of that which is before you (worldly
torments), and that which is behind you (torments in the Hereafter),
in order that you may receive Mercy (i.e. if you believe in Allah's
Religion Islamic Monotheism, and avoid polytheism,
and obey Allah with righteous deeds).
46. And never came
an Ayah from among the Ayat (proofs,
evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of their
Lord to them, but they did turn away from it.
47. And when it is
said to them: "Spend of that with which Allah has provided
you," those who disbelieve say to those who believe: "Shall
we feed those whom, if Allah willed, He (Himself) would
have fed? You are only in a plain error."
48. And they say:
"When will this promise (i.e. Resurrection) be fulfilled,
if you are truthful?"
49. They await only
but a single Saihah (shout, etc.), which will seize them
while they are disputing!
50. Then they will
not be able to make bequest, nor they will return to their family.
51. And the Trumpet
will be blown (i.e. the second blowing) and behold! From the graves
they will come out quickly to their Lord.
52. They will say:
"Woe to us! Who has raised us up from our place of sleep."
(It will be said to them): "This is what the Most Beneficent
(Allah) had promised, and the Messengers spoke truth!"
53. It will be but
a single Saihah (shout, etc.), so behold! They will all
be brought up before Us!
54. This Day (Day
of Resurrection), none will be wronged in anything, nor will you
be requited anything except that which you used to do.
55. Verily, the dwellers
of the Paradise, that Day, will be busy in joyful things.
56. They and their
wives will be in pleasant shade, reclining on thrones.
57. They will have
therein fruits (of all kinds) and all that they ask for.
58. (It will be said
to them): Salamun (peace be on you), a Word from
the Lord (Allah), Most Merciful.
59. (It will be said):
"And O you Al-Mujrimun (criminals, polytheists,
sinners, disbelievers in the Islamic Monotheism, wicked
evil ones, etc.)! Get you apart this Day (from the believers).
60. Did I not ordain
for you, O Children of Adam, that you should not worship Shaitan
(Satan). Verily, he is a plain enemy to you.
61. And that you
should worship Me [Alone Islamic Monotheism, and set up
not rivals, associate-gods with Me]. That is a Straight Path.
62. And indeed he
(Satan) did lead astray a great multitude of you. Did you not,
63. This is Hell
which you were promised!
64. Burn therein
this Day, for that you used to disbelieve.
65. This Day, We
shall seal up their mouths, and their hands will speak to Us,
and their legs will bear witness to what they used to earn. (It
is said that one's left thigh will be the first to bear the witness).
[Tafsir At-Tabari, Vol. 22, Page 24]
66. And if it had
been Our Will, We would surely have wiped out (blinded) their
eyes, so that they would struggle for the Path, how then would
67. And if it had
been Our Will, We could have transformed them (into animals or
lifeless objects) in their places. Then they should have been
unable to go forward (move about) nor they could have turned back.
[As it happened with the Jews see Verse 7:166 The Qur'an].
68. And he whom We
grant long life, We reverse him in creation (weakness after strength).
Will they not then understand?
69. And We have not
taught him (Muhammad )
poetry, nor is it meet for him. This is only a Reminder and a
70. That he or it
or the Qur'an) may give warning to him who is living (a
healthy minded the believer), and that Word (charge) may be justified
against the disbelievers (dead, as they reject the warnings).
71. Do they not see
that We have created for them of what Our Hands have created,
the cattle, so that they are their owners.
72. And We have subdued
them unto them so that some of them they have for riding and some
73. And they have
(other) benefits from them (besides), and they get (milk) to drink,
will they not then be grateful?
74. And they have
taken besides Allah aliha (gods), hoping that
they might be helped (by those so called gods).
75. They cannot help
them, but they will be brought forward as a troop against those
who worshipped them (at the time of Reckoning).
76. So let not their
speech, then, grieve you (O Muhammad ). Verily, We know what they conceal
and what they reveal.
77. Does not man
see that We have created him from Nutfah (mixed male and
female discharge semen drops). Yet behold! He (stands forth)
as an open opponent.
78. And he puts forth
for Us a parable, and forgets his own creation. He says: "Who
will give life to these bones when they have rotted away and became
79. Say: (O Muhammad
) "He will give life to them
Who created them for the first time! And He is the All-Knower
of every creation!"
80. He, Who produces
for you fire out of the green tree, when behold! You kindle therewith.
81. Is not He, Who
created the heavens and the earth Able to create the like of them?
Yes, indeed! He is the All-Knowing Supreme Creator.
82. Verily, His Command,
when He intends a thing, is only that He says to it, "Be!"
and it is!
83. So Glorified
is He and Exalted above all that they associate with Him, and
in Whose Hands is the dominion of all things, and to Him you shall
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