In the Name of Allah, the Most
Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
[These letters (Sad etc.) are one of
the miracles of the Qur'an and none but Allah (Alone)
knows their meanings]. By the Qur'an full of reminding.
2. Nay, those who
desbelieve are in false pride and opposition.
3. How many a generation
We have destroyed before them, and they cried out when there was
no longer time for escape!
4. And they (Arab
pagans) wonder that a warner (Prophet Muhammad ) has come to them from among themselves!
And the disbelievers say: "This (Prophet Muhammad ) is a sorcerer, a liar.
5. "Has he made
the aliha (gods) (all) into One Ilah (God
- Allah). Verily, this is a curious thing!"
6. And the leaders
among them went about (saying): "Go on, and remain constant
to your aliha (gods)! Verily, This is a thing designed
7. "We have
not heard (the like) of this among the people of these later days.
This is nothing but an invention!
8. "Has the
Reminder been sent down to him (alone) from among us?" Nay!
but they are in doubt about My Reminder (this Qur'an)! Nay,
but they have not tasted (My) Torment!
9. Or have they the
treasures of the Mercy of your Lord, the All-Mighty, the Real
10. Or is it that
the dominion of the heavens and the earth and all that is between
them is theirs? If so, let them ascend up with means (to the heavens)!
11. (As they denied
Allah's Message) they will be a defeated host like the confederates
of the old times (who were defeated).
12. Before them (were
many who) belied Messengers, the people of Nuh (Noah);
and 'Ad; and Fir'aun (Pharaoh) the man of stakes (with
which he used to punish the people),
13. And Thamud,
and the people of Lout (Lot), and the dwellers of the wood; such
were the confederates.
14. Not one of them
but belied the Messengers, therefore My Torment was justified,
15. And these only
wait for a single Saihah [shout (i.e. the blowing of the
Trumpet by the angel Israfil Sarafil)] there will
be no pause or ending thereto [till everything will perish except
Allah (the only God full of Majesty, Bounty and Honour)].
16. They say: "Our
Lord! Hasten to us Qittana (i.e. our Record of good and
bad deeds so that we see it) before the Day of Reckoning!"
17. Be patient (O
of what they say, and remember Our slave Dawud (David),
endued with power. Verily, he was ever oft-returning in all matters
and in repentance (toward Allah).
18. Verily, We made
the mountains to glorify Our Praises with him [Dawud
(David)] in the 'Ashi (i.e. after the mid-day till sunset)
and Ishraq (i.e. after the sunrise till mid-day).
19. And (so did)
the birds assembled: all with him [Dawud (David)]
did turn (to Allah i.e. glorified His Praises).
20. We made his kingdom
strong and gave him Al-Hikmah (Prophethood, etc.) and sound
judgement in speech and decision.
21. And has the news
of the litigants reached you? When they climbed over the wall
into (his) Mihrab (a praying place or a private room,).
22. When they entered
in upon Dawud (David), he was terrified of them, they
said: "Fear not! (We are) two litigants, one of whom has
wronged the other, therefore judge between us with truth, and
treat us not with injustice, and guide us to the Right Way.
23. Verily, this
my brother (in religion) has ninety nine ewes, while I have (only)
one ewe, and he says: "Hand it over to me, and he overpowered
me in speech."
(David)] said (immediately without listening to the opponent):
"He has wronged you in demanding your ewe in addition to
his ewes. And, verily, many partners oppress one another, except
those who believe and do righteous good deeds, and they are few."
And Dawud (David) guessed that We have tried him and
he sought Forgiveness of his Lord, and he fell down prostrate
and turned (to Allah) in repentance.
25. So We forgave
him that, and verily, for him is a near access to Us, and a good
place of (final) return (Paradise).
26. O Dawud
(David)! Verily! We have placed you as a successor on earth, so
judge you between men in truth (and justice) and follow not your
desire for it will mislead you from the Path of Allah.
Verily! Those who wander astray from the Path of Allah (shall)
have a severe torment, because they forgot the Day of Reckoning.
27. And We created
not the heaven and the earth and all that is between them without
purpose! That is the consideration of those who disbelieve! Then
woe to those who disbelieve (in Islamic Monotheism) from
28. Shall We treat
those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic
Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, as Mufsidun
(those who associate partners in worship with Allah and
commit crimes) on earth? Or shall We treat the Muttaqun
(pious - see V.2:2), as the Fujjar (criminals,
disbelievers, wicked, etc)?ONT>
29. (This is) a Book
(the Qur'an) which We have sent down to you, full of blessings
that they may ponder over its Verses, and that men of understanding
30. And to Dawud
(David) We gave Sulaiman (Solomon). How excellent (a) slave!
Verily, he was ever oft-returning in repentance (to Us)!
31. When there were
displayed before him, in the afternoon, well trained horses of
the highest breed [for Jihad (holy fighting in Allah's
32. And he said:
"Alas! I did love the good (these horses) instead of remembering
my Lord (in my 'Asr prayer)" till the time was over,
and (the sun) had hidden in the veil (of night).
33. Then he said
"Bring them (horses) back to me." Then he began to pass
his hand over their legs and their necks (till the end of the
34. And, indeed We
did try Sulaiman (Solomon) and We placed on his throne Jasadan
(a devil, so he lost his kingdom for a while) but he did return
(to his throne and kingdom by the Grace of Allah and he
did return) to Allah with obedience and in repentance.
35. He said: "My
Lord! Forgive me, and bestow upon me a kingdom such as shall not
belong to any other after me: Verily, You are the Bestower."
36. So, We subjected
to him the wind, it blew gently to his order whithersoever he
37. And also the
Shayatin (devils) from the jinns (including) every
kind of builder and diver,
38. And also others
bound in fetters.
39. [Saying of Allah
to Sulaiman (Solomon)]: "This is Our gift, so spend
you or withhold, no account will be asked."
40. And verily, he
enjoyed a near access to Us, and a good final return (Paradise).
41. And remember
Our slave Ayub (Job), when he invoked his Lord (saying):
"Verily! Shaitan (Satan) has touched me with
distress (by losing my health) and torment (by losing my wealth)!
said to him): "Strike the ground with your foot: This is
a spring of water to wash in, cool and a (refreshing) drink."
43. And We gave him
(back) his family, and along with them the like thereof, as a
Mercy from Us, and a Reminder for those who understand.
44. "And take
in your hand a bundle of thin grass and strike therewith (your
wife), and break not your oath
. Truly! We found him patient. How excellent (a) slave! Verily,
he was ever oft-returning in repentance (to Us)!
45. And remember
Our slaves, Ibrahim (Abraham), Ishaque (Isaac), and
Ya'qub (Jacob), (all) owners of strength (in worshipping
Us) and (also) of religious understanding.
46. Verily, We did
choose them by granting them (a good thing, i.e.) the remembrance
of the home [in the Hereafter and they used to make the people
remember it, and also they used to invite the people to obey Allah
and to do good deeds for the Hereafter].
47. And they are
with Us, verily, of the chosen and the best!
48. And remember
Isma'il (Ishmael), AlYasa'a (Elisha), and Dhul-Kifl
(Isaiah), all are among the best.
49. This is a Reminder,
and verily, for the Muttaqun (pious and righteous
persons - see V.2:2) is a good final return (Paradise), -,
50. 'Adn (Edn)
Paradise (everlasting Gardens), whose doors will be open for them,
[It is said (in Tafsir At-Tabari, Part 23, Page 174)
that one can speak to the doors, just one tells it to open and
close, and it will open or close as it is ordered].
51. Therein they
will recline; therein they will call for fruits in abundance and
52. And beside them
will be chaste females (virgins) restraining their glances only
for their husbands, (and) of equal ages.
53. This it is what
you (Al-Muttaqun - the pious) are promised for the
Day of Reckoning!
54. (It will be said
to them)! Verily, this is Our Provision which will never finish;
55. This is so! And
for the Taghun (transgressors, disobedient
to Allah and His Messenger - disbelievers in the Oneness
of Allah, criminals, etc.), will be an evil final return
56. Hell! Where they
will burn, and worst (indeed) is that place to rest!
57. This is so! Then
let them taste it, a boiling fluid and dirty wound discharges.
58. And other torments
of similar kind, all together!
59. This is a troop
entering with you (in Hell), no welcome for them! Verily, they
shall burn in the Fire!
60. (The followers
of the misleaders will say): "Nay, you (too)! No welcome
for you! It is you (misleaders) who brought this upon us (because
you misled us in the world), so evil is this place to stay in!"
61. They will say:
"Our Lord! Whoever brought this upon us, add to him a double
torment in the Fire!"
62. And they will
say: "What is the matter with us that we see not men whom
we used to count among the bad ones?"
63. Did we take them
as an object of mockery, or have (our) eyes failed to perceive
64. Verily, that
is the very truth, the mutual dispute of the people of the Fire!
65. Say (O Muhammad
): "I am only a warner and
there is no Ilah (God) except Allah (none has
the right to be worshipped but Allah) the One, the Irresistible,
66. "The Lord
of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, the
All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving."
67. Say: "That
(this Qur'an) is a great news,
68. "From which
you turn away!
69. "I had no
knowledge of the chiefs (angels) on high when they were disputing
and discussing (about the creation of Adam).
70. "Only this
has been inspired to me, that I am a plain warner."
71. (Remember) when
your Lord said to the angels: "Truly, I am going to create
man from clay".
72. So when I have
fashioned him and breathed into him (his) soul created by Me,
then you fall down prostrate to him."
73. So the angels
prostrated themselves, all of them:
74. Except Iblis
(Satan) he was proud and was one of the disbelievers.
said: "O Iblis (Satan)! What prevents you from
prostrating yourself to one whom I have created with Both My Hands.
Are you too proud (to fall prostrate to Adam) or are you one of
the high exalted?"
(Satan)] said: "I am better than he, You created me from
fire, and You created him from clay."
said: "Then get out from here, for verily, you are outcast.
78. "And verily!,
My Curse is on you till the Day of Recompense."
(Satan)] said: "My Lord! Give me then respite till the Day
the (dead) are resurrected."
said: "Verily! You are of those allowed respite
81. "Till the
Day of the time appointed."
(Satan)] said: "By Your Might, then I will surely mislead
Your chosen slaves amongst them (faithful, obedient, true believers
of Islamic Monotheism)."
said: "The Truth is, and the Truth I say,
85. That I will fill
Hell with you [Iblis (Satan)] and those of them (mankind)
that follow you, together."
86. Say (O Muhammad
): "No wage do I ask of you
for this (the Qur'an), nor am I one of the Mutakallifun
(those who pretend and fabricate things which do not exist).
87. "It (this
Qur'an) is only a Reminder for all the 'Alamin
(mankind and jinns).
88. "And you
shall certainly know the truth of it after a while."
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