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. The revelation
of the Book (this Qur'an) is from Allah the All-Mighty,
3. The Forgiver of
sin, the Acceptor of repentance, the Severe in punishment, the
Bestower (of favours), La ilaha illa Huwa (none
has the right to be worshipped but He), to Him is the final return.
4. None disputes
in the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons,
signs, revelations, etc.) of Allah but those who disbelieve.
So let not their ability of going about here and there through
the land (for their purposes) deceive you [O Muhammad , their ultimate end will be the
Fire of Hell]!
5. The people of
Nuh (Noah) and the confederates after them denied (their
Messengers) before these, and every (disbelieving) nation plotted
against their Messenger to seize him, and disputed by means of
falsehood to refute therewith the truth. So I seized them
(with punishment), and how (terrible) was My punishment!
6. Thus has the Word
of your Lord been justified against those who disbelieved, that
they will be the dwellers of the Fire.
7. Those (angels)
who bear the Throne (of Allah) and those around it glorify
the praises of their Lord, and believe in Him, and ask forgiveness
for those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah) (saying):
"Our Lord! You comprehend all things in mercy and knowledge,
so forgive those who repent and follow Your Way, and save them
from the torment of the blazing Fire!
8. "Our Lord!
And make them enter the 'Adn (Eden) Paradise (everlasting
Gardens) which you have promised them, and to the righteous among
their fathers, their wives, and their offspring! Verily, You are
the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.
9. "And save
them from (the punishment, because of what they did of) the sins,
and whomsoever You save from (the punishment, because of what
they did of) the sins (i.e. excuse them) that Day, him verily,
You have taken into mercy." And that is the supreme success.
10. Those who disbelieve
will be addressed (at the time of entering into the Fire): "Allah's
aversion was greater towards you (in the worldly life when you
used to reject the Faith) than your aversion towards one another
(now in the Fire of Hell, as you are now enemies to one another),
when you were called to the Faith but you used to refuse."
11. They will say:
"Our Lord! You have made us to die twice (i.e. we were dead
in the loins of our fathers and dead after our deaths in this
world), and You have given us life twice (i.e. life when we were
born and life when we are Resurrected)! Now we confess our sins,
then is there any way to get out (of the Fire)?"
12. (It will be said):
"This is because, when Allah Alone was invoked (in
worship, etc.) you disbelieved, but when partners were joined
to Him, you believed! So the judgement is only with Allah,
the Most High, the Most Great!"
13. It is He, Who
shows you His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons,
signs, revelations, etc.) and sends down (rain with which grows)
provision for you from the sky. And none remembers but those who
turn (to Allah) in obedience and in repentance (by begging
His Pardon and by worshipping and obeying Him Alone and none else).
14. So, call you
and the believers) upon (or invoke) Allah making (your)
worship pure for Him (Alone) (by worshipping none but Him and
by doing religious deeds sincerely for Allah's sake only
and not to show-off and not to set up rivals with Him in worship).
However much the disbelievers (in the Oneness of Allah)
may hate (it).
15. (He is Allah)
Owner of High Ranks and Degrees, the Owner of the Throne. He sends
the Inspiration by His Command to any of His slaves He wills,
that he (the person who receives inspiration) may warn (men) of
the Day of Mutual Meeting (i.e. The Day of Resurrection).
16. The Day when
they will (all) come out, nothing of them will be hidden from
Allah. Whose is the kingdom this Day? (Allah Himself
will reply to His Question): It is Allah's the One, the
17. This Day shall
every person be recompensed for what he earned. No injustice (shall
be done to anybody). Truly, Allah is Swift in reckoning.
18. And warn them
(O Muhammad )
of the Day that is drawing near (i.e. the Day of Resurrection),
when the hearts will be choking the throats, and they can neither
return them (hearts) to their chests nor can they throw them out.
There will be no friend, nor an intercessor for the Zalimun
(polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.), who could be given heed to.
19. Allah knows
the fraud of the eyes, and all that the breasts conceal.
20. And Allah
judges with truth, while those to whom they invoke besides Him,
cannot judge anything. Certainly, Allah! He is the All-Hearer,
21. Have they not
travelled in the land and seen what was the end of those who were
before them? They were superior to them in strength, and in the
traces (which they left) in the land. But Allah seized them
with punishment for their sins. And none had they to protect them
22. That was because
there came to them their Messengers with clear evidences, proofs
and signs but they disbelieved (in them). So Allah seized
them with punishment. Verily, He is All-Strong, Severe in punishment.
23. And indeed We
sent Musa (Moses) with Our Ayat (proofs, evidences,
verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), and a manifest authority,
24. To Fir'aun (Pharaoh),
Haman and Qarun (Korah), but they called
(him): "A sorcerer, a liar!"
25. Then, when he
brought them the Truth from Us, they said: "Kill the sons
of those who believe with him and let their women live",
but the plots of disbelievers are nothing but errors!
26. Fir'aun (Pharaoh)
said: "Leave me to kill Musa (Moses), and let him call
his Lord (to stop me from killing him)! I fear that he may change
your religion, or that he may cause mischief to appear in the
27. Musa (Moses)
said: "Verily, I seek refuge in my Lord and your Lord from
every arrogant who believes not in the Day of Reckoning!"
28. And a believing
man of Fir'aun's (Pharaoh) family, who hid his faith said: "Would
you kill a man because he says: My Lord is Allah, and he
has come to you with clear signs (proofs) from your Lord? And
if he is a liar, upon him will be (the sin of) his lie; but if
he is telling the truth, then some of that (calamity) wherewith
he threatens you will befall on you." Verily, Allah
guides not one who is a Musrif (a polytheist, or a murderer
who shed blood without a right, or those who commit great sins,
oppressor, transgressor), a liar!
29. "O my people!
Yours is the kingdom this day, you are uppermost in the land.
But who will save us from the Torment of Allah, should it
befall us?" Fir'aun (Pharaoh) said: "I show you only
that which I see (correct), and I guide you only to the path of
30. And he who believed
said: "O my people! Verily, I fear for you a fate like that
day (of disaster) of the Confederates (of old)!
31. "Like the
fate of the people of Nuh (Noah), and 'Ad, and Thamud
and those who came after them. And Allah wills no injustice
for (His) slaves.
32. "And, O
my people! Verily! I fear for you the Day when there will be mutual
calling (between the people of Hell and of Paradise)."
33. A Day when you
will turn your backs and flee having no protector from Allah,
And whomsoever Allah sends astray, for him there is no guide.
34. And indeed Yusuf
(Joseph) did come to you, in times gone by, with clear signs,
but you ceased not to doubt in that which he did bring to you,
till when he died you said: "No Messenger will Allah
send after him." Thus Allah leaves astray him who is
a Musrif (a polytheist, oppressor, a criminal, sinner who
commit great sins) and a Murtab (one who doubts Allah's
Warning and His Oneness).
35. Those who dispute
about the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons,
signs, revelations, etc.) of Allah, without any authority
that has come to them, it is greatly hateful and disgusting to
Allah and to those who believe. Thus does Allah seal
up the heart of every arrogant, tyrant. (So they cannot guide
themselves to the Right Path).
36. And Fir'aun (Pharaoh)
said: "O Haman! Build me a tower that I may arrive
at the ways,
37. "The ways
of the heavens, and I may look upon the Ilah (God)
of Musa (Moses) but verily, I think him to be a liar."
Thus it was made fair-seeming, in Fir'aun's (Pharaoh) eyes, the
evil of his deeds, and he was hindered from the (Right) Path,
and the plot of Fir'aun (Pharaoh) led to nothing but loss and
destruction (for him).
38. And the man who
believed said: "O my people! Follow me, I will guide you
to the way of right conduct [i.e. guide you to Allah's religion
of Islamic Monotheism with which Musa (Moses) has
39. "O my people!
Truly, this life of the world is nothing but a (quick passing)
enjoyment, and verily, the Hereafter that is the home that will
does an evil deed, will not be requited except the like thereof,
and whosoever does a righteous deed, whether male or female and
is a true believer (in the Oneness of Allah), such will
enter Paradise, where they will be provided therein (with all
things in abundance) without limit.
41. "And O my
people! How is it that I call you to salvation while you call
me to the Fire!
42. "You invite
me to disbelieve in Allah (and in His Oneness), and to join
partners in worship with Him; of which I have no knowledge, and
I invite you to the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving!
43. "No doubt
you call me to (worship) one who cannot grant (me) my request
(or respond to my invocation) in this world or in the Hereafter.
And our return will be to Allah, and Al-Musrifun
(i.e. polytheists and arrogants, those who commit great sins,
the transgressors of Allah's set limits)! They shall be
the dwellers of the Fire!
44. "And you
will remember what I am telling you, and my affair I leave it
to Allah. Verily, Allah is the All-Seer of (His) slaves."
45. So Allah
saved him from the evils that they plotted (against him), while
an evil torment encompassed Fir'aun's (Pharaoh) people.
46. The Fire; they
are exposed to it, morning and afternoon, and on the Day when
the Hour will be established (it will be said to the angels):
"Cause Fir'aun's (Pharaoh) people to enter the severest torment!"
47. And, when they
will dispute in the Fire, the weak will say to those who were
arrogant; "Verily! We followed you, can you then take from
us some portion of the Fire?"
48. Those who were
arrogant will say: "We are all (together) in this (Fire)!
Verily Allah has judged between (His) slaves!"
49. And those in
the Fire will say to the keepers (angels) of Hell: "Call
upon your Lord to lighten for us the torment for a day!"
50. They will say:
"Did there not come to you, your Messengers with (clear)
evidences and signs? They will say: "Yes." They will
reply: "Then call (as you like)! And the invocation of the
disbelievers is nothing but in error!"
51. Verily, We will
indeed make victorious Our Messengers and those who believe (in
the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism) in this
world's life and on the Day when the witnesses will stand forth,
(i.e. Day of Resurrection),
52. The Day when
their excuses will be of no profit to Zalimun (polytheists,
wrong-doers and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah). Theirs
will be the curse, and theirs will be the evil abode (i.e. painful
torment in Hell-fire).
53. And, indeed We
gave Musa (Moses) the guidance, and We caused the Children
of Israel to inherit the Scripture [i.e. the Taurat (Torah)],
54. A guide and a
reminder for men of understanding.
55. So be patient
(O Muhammad ).
Verily, the Promise of Allah is true, and ask forgiveness
for your fault, and glorify
the praises of your Lord in the Ashi (i.e. the time period
after the midnoon till sunset) and in the Ibkar (i.e.
the time period from early morning or sunrise till before midnoon)
[it is said that, that means the five compulsory congregational
Salat (prayers) or the 'Asr and Fajr prayers].
56. Verily, those
who dispute about the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses,
lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allah, without any
authority having come to them, there is nothing else in their
breasts except pride [to accept you (Muhammad ) as a Messenger of Allah
and to obey you]. They
will never have it (i.e. Prophethood which Allah has bestowed
upon you). So seek refuge in Allah (O Muhammad from the arrogants). Verily, it
is He Who is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer.
57. The creation
of the heavens and the earth is indeed greater than the creation
of mankind, yet most of mankind know not.
58. And not equal
are the blind and those who see, nor are (equal) those who believe
(in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism), and
do righteous good deeds, and those who do evil. Little do you
59. Verily, the Hour
(Day of Judgement) is surely coming, therein is no doubt, yet
most men believe not.
60. And your Lord
said: "Invoke Me, [i.e. believe in My Oneness (Islamic
Monotheism)] (and ask Me for anything) I will respond to your
(invocation). Verily! Those who scorn My worship [i.e. do not
invoke Me, and do not believe in My Oneness, (Islamic Monotheism)]
they will surely enter Hell in humiliation!"
it is He Who has made the night for you that you may rest therein
and the day for you to see. Truly, Allah is full of Bounty
to mankind, yet most of mankind give no thanks.
62. That is Allah,
your Lord, the Creator of all things, La ilaha
illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), where
then you are turning away (from Allah, by worshipping others
instead of Him)!
63. Thus were turned
away those who used to deny the Ayat (proofs, evidences,
verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allah.
it is He Who has made for you the earth as a dwelling place and
the sky as a canopy, and has given you shape and made your shapes
good (looking) and has provided you with good things. That is
Allah, your Lord, then blessed be Allah, the Lord
of the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists).
65. He is the Ever
Living, La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right
to be worshipped but He), so invoke Him making your worship pure
for Him Alone (by worshipping Him Alone, and none else, and by
doing righteous deeds sincerely for Allah's sake only, and
not to show off, and not to set up rivals with Him in worship).
All the praises and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of the
'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists).
66. Say (O Muhammad
): "I have been forbidden
to worship those whom you worship besides Allah, since there
have come to me evidences from my Lord, and I am commanded to
submit (in Islam) to the Lord of the 'Alamin (mankind,
jinns and all that exists).
67. He, it is Who
has created you (Adam) from dust, then from a Nutfah [mixed
semen drops of male and female discharge (i.e. Adam's offspring)]
then from a clot (a piece of coagulated blood), then brings you
forth as children, then (makes you grow) to reach the age of full
strength, and afterwards to be old (men and women), though some
among you die before, and that you reach an appointed term, in
order that you may understand.
68. He it is Who
gives life and causes death. And when He decides upon a thing
He says to it only: "Be!" and it is.
69. See you not those
who dispute about the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses,
lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allah? How are they
turning away (from the truth, i.e. Islamic Monotheism to
the falsehood of polytheism)?
70. Those who deny
the Book (this Qur'an), and that with which We sent Our
Messengers (i.e. to worship none but Allah Alone sincerely,
and to reject all false deities and to confess resurrection after
the death for recompense) they will come to know (when they will
be cast into the Fire of Hell).
71. When iron collars
will be rounded over their necks, and the chains, they shall be
72. In the boiling
water, then they will be burned in the Fire.
73. Then it will
be said to them: "Where are (all) those whom you used to
join in worship as partners
Allah" They will say: "They have vanished from
us: Nay, we did not invoke (worship) anything before." Thus
Allah leads astray the disbelievers.
75. That was because
you had been exulting in the earth without any right (by worshipping
others instead of Allah and by committing crimes), and that
you used to rejoice extremely (in your error).
76. Enter the gates
of Hell to abide therein, and (indeed) what an evil abode of the
77. So be patient
(O Muhammad ),
verily, the Promise of Allah is true, and whether We show
you (O Muhammad
in this world) some part of what We have promised them, or We
cause you to die, then it is to Us they all shall be returned.
78. And, indeed We
have sent Messengers before you (O Muhammad ); of some of them We have related
to you their story and
of some We have not related to you their story, and it was not
given to any Messenger that he should bring a sign except by the
Leave of Allah. So, when comes the Commandment of Allah,
the matter will be decided with truth, and the followers of falsehood
will then be lost.
it is He Who has made cattle for you, that you may ride on some
of them and of some you eat.
80. And you have
(many other) benefits from them, and that you may reach by their
means a desire that is in your breasts (i.e. carry your goods,
loads, etc.), and on them and on ships you are carried.
81. And He shows
you His Signs and Proofs (of His Oneness in all the above mentioned
things). Which, then of the Signs and Proofs of Allah do
82. Have they not
travelled through the earth and seen what was the end of those
before them? They were more numerous than them and mightier in
strength, and in the traces (they have left behind them) in the
land, yet all that they used to earn availed them not.
83. Then when their
Messengers came to them with clear proofs, they were glad (and
proud) with that which they had of the knowledge (of worldly things):
And that at which they used to mock, surrounded them (i.e. the
84. So when they
saw Our punishment, they said: "We believe in Allah
Alone and reject (all) that we used to associate with Him as (His)
85. Then their Faith
(in Islamic Monotheism) could not avail them when they saw
Our punishment. (Like) this has been the way of Allah in
dealing with His slaves. And there the disbelievers lost utterly
(when Our Torment covered them).
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