In the Name of Allâh, the Most
Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
[These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'ân,
and none but Allâh (Alone) knows their meanings].
(This is) a Book which We have revealed unto you
(O Muhammad SAW)
in order that you might lead mankind out of darkness (of disbelief
and polytheism) into light (of belief in the Oneness of Allâh
and Islâmic Monotheism) by their Lord's Leave to the Path
of the All-Mighty, the Owner of all Praise.
2. Allâh to
Whom belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in the
earth! And woe unto the disbelievers from a severe torment.
3. Those who prefer
the life of this world instead of the Hereafter, and hinder (men)
from the Path of Allâh (i.e.Islâm) and seek crookedness
therein - They are far astray.
4. And We sent not
a Messenger except with the language of his people, in order that
he might make (the Message) clear for them. Then Allâh misleads
whom He wills and guides whom He wills. And He is the All-Mighty,
5. And indeed We
sent Mûsa (Moses) with Our Ayât (signs, proofs,
and evidences) (saying): "Bring out your people from darkness
into light, and make them remember the annals of Allâh.
Truly, therein are evidences, proofs and signs for every patient,
6. And (remember)
when Mûsa (Moses) said to his people: "Call to mind
Allâh's Favour to you, when He delivered you from Fir'aun's
(Pharaoh) people who were afflicting you with horrible torment,
and were slaughtering your sons and letting your women alive,
and in it was a tremendous trial from your Lord."
7. And (remember)
when your Lord proclaimed: "If you give thanks (by accepting
Faith and worshipping none but Allâh), I will give you more
(of My Blessings), but if you are thankless (i.e. disbelievers),
verily! My Punishment is indeed severe."
8. And Mûsa
(Moses) said: "If you disbelieve, you and all on earth together,
then verily! Allâh is Rich (Free of all wants), Owner of
9. Has not the news
reached you, of those before you, the people of Nûh (Noah),
and 'Ad, and Thamud? And those after them? None knows them but
Allâh. To them came their Messengers with clear proofs,
but they put their hands in their mouths (biting them from anger)
and said: "Verily, we disbelieve in that with which you have
been sent, and we are really in grave doubt as to that to which
you invite us (i.e. Islâmic Monotheism)."
10. Their Messengers
said: "What! Can there be a doubt about Allâh, the
Creator of the heavens and the earth? He calls you (to Monotheism
and to be obedient to Allâh) that He may forgive you of
your sins and give you respite for a term appointed." They
said: "You are no more than human beings like us! You wish
to turn us away from what our fathers used to worship. Then bring
us a clear authority i.e. a clear proof of what you say)."
11. Their Messengers
said to them: "We are no more than human beings like you,
but Allâh bestows His Grace to whom He wills of His slaves.
It is not ours to bring you an authority (proof) except by the
Permission of Allâh. And in Allâh (Alone) let the
believers put their trust.
12. "And why
should we not put our trust in Allâh while He indeed has
guided us our ways. And we shall certainly bear with patience
all the hurt you may cause us, and in Allâh (Alone) let
those who trust, put their trust."
13. And those who
disbelieved, said to their Messengers: "Surely, we shall
drive you out of our land, or you shall return to our religion."
So their Lord inspired them: "Truly, We shall destroy the
Zâlimûn (polytheists, disbelievers and wrong-doers.).
14. "And indeed,
We shall make you dwell in the land after them. This is for him
who fears standing before Me (on the Day of Resurrection or fears
My Punishment) and also fears My Threat."
15. But they (the
Messengers) sought victory and help [from their Lord (Allâh)],
and every obstinate, arrogant dictator (who refuses to believe
in the Oneness of Allâh) was brought to a complete loss
16. In front of him
(every obstinate, arrogant dictator) is Hell, and he will be made
to drink boiling, festering water.
17. He will sip it
unwillingly, and he will find a great difficulty to swallow it
down his throat, and death will come to him
from every side, yet he will not die and in front of him, will
be a great torment.
18. The parable of
those who disbelieve in their Lord is that their works are as
ashes, on which the wind blows furiously on a stormy day, they
shall not be able to get aught of what they have earned. That
is the straying, far away (from the Right Path).
19. Do you not see
that Allâh has created the heavens and the earth with truth?
If He will, He can remove you and bring (in your place) a new
20. And for Allâh
that is not hard or difficult (i.e. very easy for Allâh).
21. And they all
shall appear before Allâh (on the Day of Resurrection) then
the weak will say to those who were arrogant (chiefs): "Verily,
we were following you; can you avail us anything from Allâh's
Torment?" They will say: "Had Allâh guided us,
we would have guided you. It makes no difference to us (now) whether
we rage, or bear (these torments) with patience, there is no place
of refuge for us."
22. And Shaitân
(Satan) will say when the matter has been decided: "Verily,
Allâh promised you a promise of truth. And I too promised
you, but I betrayed you. I had no authority over you except that
I called you, so you responded to me. So blame me not, but blame
yourselves. I cannot help you, nor can you help me. I deny your
former act in associating me (Satan) as a partner with Allâh
(by obeying me in the life of the world). Verily, there is a painful
torment for the Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers,
23. And those who
believed (in the Oneness of Allâh and His Messengers and
whatever they brought) and did righteous deeds, will be made to
enter Gardens under which rivers flow, - to dwell therein forever
(i.e.in Paradise), with the permission of their Lord. Their greeting
therein will be: Salâm (peace!).
24. See you not how
Allâh sets forth a parable? - A goodly word as a goodly
tree, whose root is firmly fixed, and its branches (reach) to
the sky (i.e. very high).
25. Giving its fruit
at all times, by the Leave of its Lord and Allâh sets forth
parables for mankind in order that they may remember.
26. And the parable
of an evil word is that of an evil tree uprooted from the surface
of earth having no stability.
27. Allâh will
keep firm those who believe, with the word that stands firm in
this world (i.e. they will keep on worshipping Allâh Alone
and none else), and in the Hereafter. And
Allâh will cause to go astray those who are Zâlimûn
(polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.), and Allâh does
what He wills.
28. Have you not
seen those who have changed the Blessings of Allâh into
disbelief (by denying Prophet Muhammad SAW and his Message of Islâm),
and caused their people to dwell in the house of destruction?
29. Hell, in which
they will burn, - and what an evil place to settle in!
30. And they set
up rivals to Allâh, to mislead (men) from His Path! Say:
"Enjoy (your brief life)! But certainly, your destination
is the (Hell) Fire!"
31. Say (O Muhammad
SAW) to 'Ibâdî (My
slaves) who have believed, that they should perform As-Salât
(Iqâmat-as-Salât), and spend in charity out
of the sustenance We have given them, secretly and openly, before
the coming of a Day on which there will be neither mutual bargaining
32. Allâh is
He Who has created the heavens and the earth and sends down water
(rain) from the sky, and thereby brought forth fruits as provision
for you; and He has made the ships to be of service to you, that
they may sail through the sea by His Command; and He has made
rivers (also) to be of service to you.
33. And He has made
the sun and the moon, both constantly pursuing their courses,
to be of service to you; and He has made the night and the day,
to be of service to you.
34. And He gave you
of all that you asked for, and if you count the Blessings of Allâh,
never will you be able to count them. Verily! Man is indeed an
extreme wrong-doer, - a disbeliever (an extreme ingrate, denies
Allâh's Blessings by disbelief, and by worshipping others
besides Allâh, and by disobeying Allâh and His Prophet
35. And (remember)
when Ibrâhim (Abraham) said: "O my Lord! Make this
city (Makkah) one of peace and security, and keep me and my sons
away from worshipping idols.
36. "O my Lord!
They have indeed led astray many among mankind. But whoso follows
me, he verily is of me. And whoso disobeys me, - still You are
indeed Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
37. "O our Lord!
I have made some of my offspring to dwell in an uncultivable valley
by Your Sacred House (the Ka'bah at Makkah); in order, O our Lord,
that they may perform As-Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât),
so fill some hearts among men with love towards them, and (O Allâh)
provide them with fruits so that they may give thanks.
38. "O our Lord!
Certainly, You know what we conceal and what we reveal. Nothing
on the earth or in the heaven is hidden from Allâh.
39. "All the
praises and thanks be to Allâh, Who has given me in old
age Ismâ'il (Ishmael) and Ishâque (Isaac). Verily!
My Lord is indeed the All-Hearer of invocations.
40. "O my Lord!
Make me one who performs As-Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât),
and (also) from my offspring, our Lord! And accept my invocation.
41. "Our Lord!
Forgive me and my parents, and (all) the believers on the Day
when the reckoning will be established."
42. Consider not
that Allâh is unaware of that which the Zâlimûn
(polytheists, wrong-doers, etc.) do, but He gives them respite
up to a Day when the eyes will stare in horror.
43. (They will be)
hastening forward with necks outstretched, their heads raised
up (towards the sky), their gaze returning not towards them and
their hearts empty (from thinking because of extreme fear).
44. And warn (O Muhammad
SAW) mankind of the Day when the torment
will come unto them; then the wrong-doers will say: "Our
Lord! Respite us for a little while, we will answer Your Call
and follow the Messengers!" (It will be said): "Had
you not sworn aforetime that you would not leave (the world for
45. "And you
dwelt in the dwellings of men who wronged themselves, and it was
clear to you how We had dealt with them. And We put forth (many)
parables for you."
46. Indeed, they
planned their plot, and their plot was with Allâh, though
their plot was a great (one, still) it would never be able to
remove the mountains (real mountains or the Islâmic law)
from their places (as it is of no importance) [Tafsir Ibn Kathir,
Vol. 2, Page 597]. [It is said by some interpreters regarding
this Verse that the Quraish pagans plotted against Prophet Muhammad
SAW to kill him but they failed and
were unable to carry out their plot which they plotted].
47. So think not
that Allâh will fail to keep His Promise to His Messengers.
Certainly, Allâh is All-Mighty, - All-Able of Retribution.
48. On the Day when
the earth will be changed to another earth and so will be the
heavens, and they (all creatures) will appear before Allâh,
the One, the Irresistible.
49. And you will
see the Mujrimûn (criminals, disbelievers in the
Oneness of Allâh Islâmic Monotheism, polytheists,
disobedient to Allâh, etc.) that Day bound together in fetters;
[Muqarranûn in fetters; mean:- with their hands and
feet tied to their necks with chains.]
50. Their garments
will be of pitch, and fire will cover their faces.
51. That Allâh
may requite each person according to what he has earned. Truly,
Allâh is Swift at reckoning.
52. This (Qur'ân)
is a Message for mankind (and a clear proof against them), in
order that they may be warned thereby, and that they may know
that He is the only One Ilâh (God - Allâh)
- (none has the right to be worshipped but Allâh), and that
men of understanding may take heed.