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. Verily, in the
heavens and the earth are signs for the believers.
4. And in your creation,
and what He scattered (through the earth) of moving (living) creatures
are signs for people who have Faith with certainty.
5. And in the alternation
of night and day, and the provision (rain) that Allah sends
down from the sky, and revives therewith the earth after its death,
and in the turning about of the winds (i.e. sometimes towards
the east or north, and sometimes towards the south or west etc.,
sometimes bringing glad tidings of rain etc., and sometimes bringing
the torment), are signs for a people who understand.
6. These are the
Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, revelations,
etc.) of Allah, which We recite to you (O Muhammad ) with truth. Then in which speech
after Allah and His Ayat will they believe?
7. Woe to every sinful
8. Who hears the
Verses of Allah (being) recited to him, yet persists with
pride as if he heard them not. So announce to him a painful torment!
9. And when he learns
something of Our Verses (this Qur'an), he makes them a jest.
For such there will be a humiliating torment.
10. In front of them
there is Hell, and that which they have earned will be of no profit
to them, nor (will be of any profit to them) those whom they have
taken as Auliya' (protectors, helpers, etc.) besides
Allah. And theirs will be a great torment.
11. This (Qur'an)
is a guidance. And those who disbelieve in the Ayat (proofs,
evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of their
Lord, for them there is a painful torment of Rijz (a severe
kind of punishment).
12. Allah it
is He Who has subjected to you the sea, that ships may sail through
it by His Command, and that you may seek of His Bounty, and that
you may be thankful,
13. And has subjected
to you all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth;
it is all as a favour and kindness from Him. Verily, in it are
signs for a people who think deeply.
14. Say (O Muhammad
) to the believers to forgive those
who (harm them and) hope not for the Days of Allah (i.e.
His Recompense), that He may recompense people according to what
they have earned (i.e. to punish these disbelievers, who harm
15. Whosoever does
a good deed, it is for his ownself, and whosoever does evil, it
is against (his ownself). Then to your Lord you will be made to
16. And indeed We
gave the Children of Israel the Scripture, and the understanding
of the Scripture and its laws, and the Prophethood; and provided
them with good things, and preferred them above the 'Alamin
(mankind and jinns) (of their time, during that period),
17. And gave them
clear proofs in matters [by revealing to them the Taurat
(Torah)]. And they differed not until after the knowledge came
to them, through envy among themselves. Verily, Your Lord will
judge between them on the Day of Resurrection about that wherein
they used to differ.
18. Then We have
put you (O Muhammad )
on a plain way of (Our) commandment [like the one which We commanded
Our Messengers before you (i.e. legal ways and laws of the Islamic
Monotheism)]. So follow you that (Islamic Monotheism and
its laws), and follow not the desires of those who know not. [Tafsir
At-Tabari Vol. 25, Page 146].
19. Verily, they
can avail you nothing against Allah (if He wants to punish
you). Verily, the Zalimun (polytheists, wrong-doers,
etc.) are Auliya' (protectors, helpers, etc.) to
one another, but Allah is the Wali (Helper,
Protector, etc.) of the Muttaqun (pious - see V.2:2).
20. This (Qur'an)
is a clear insight and evidence for mankind, and a guidance and
a mercy for people who have Faith with certainty
21. Or do those who
earn evil deeds think that We shall hold them equal with those
who believe (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism)
and do righteous good deeds, in their present life and after
their death? Worst is the judgement that they make.
22. And Allah
has created the heavens and the earth with truth, in order that
each person may be recompensed what he has earned, and they will
not be wronged .
23. Have you seen
him who takes his own lust (vain desires) as his ilah
(god), and Allah knowing (him as such), left him astray,
and sealed his hearing and his heart, and put a cover on his sight.
Who then will guide him after Allah? Will you not then remember?
24. And they say:
"There is nothing but our life of this world, we die and
we live and nothing destroys us except Ad-Dahr (the time).
And they have no knowledge of it, they only conjecture.
25. And when Our
Clear Verses are recited to them, their argument is no other than
that they say: "Bring back our (dead) fathers, if you are
26. Say (to them):
"Allah gives you life, then causes you to die, then
He will assemble you on the Day of Resurrection about which there
is no doubt. But most of mankind know not."
27. And to Allah
belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth. And on the Day
that the Hour will be established, on that Day the followers
of falsehood (polytheists, disbelievers, worshippers of false
deities, etc.) shall lose (everything).
28. And you will
see each nation humbled to their knees (kneeling), each nation
will be called to its Record (of deeds). This Day you shall be
recompensed for what you used to do.
29. This Our Record
speaks about you with truth. Verily, We were recording what you
used to do (i.e. Our angels used to record your deeds).
30. Then, as for
those who believed (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic
Monotheism) and did righteous good deeds, their Lord will admit
them to His Mercy. That will be the evident success.
31. But as for those
who disbelieved (it will be said to them): "Were not Our
Verses recited to you? But you were proud, and you were a people
who were Mujrimun (polytheists, disbelievers, sinners,
32. And when it was
said: "Verily! Allah's Promise is the truth, and there
is no doubt about the coming of the Hour," you said; "We
know not what is the Hour, we do not think it but as a conjecture,
and we have no firm convincing belief (therein)."
33. And the evil
of what they did will appear to them, and they will be completely
encircled by that which they used to mock at!
34. And it will be
said: "This Day We will forget you as you forgot the Meeting
of this Day of yours. And your abode is the Fire, and there is
none to help you."
35. This, because
you took the revelations of Allah (this Qur'an) in
mockery, and the life of the world deceived you. So this Day,
they shall not be taken out from there (Hell),
nor shall they be Yusta'tabun (i.e. they shall
not return to the worldly life, so that they repent to Allah,
and beg His Pardon for their sins).
36. So all the praises
and thanks are to Allah, the Lord of the heavens and the
Lord of the earth, and the Lord of the 'Alamin (mankind,
jinns and all that exists).
37. And His (Alone)
is the Majesty in the heavens and the earth, and He is the All-Mighty,
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