23. Surât Al-Mu'minûn
In the Name of Allâh, the Most
Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
1. Successful indeed
are the believers.
2. Those who offer
their Salât (prayers) with all solemnity and full
3. And those who
turn away from Al-Laghw (dirty, false, evil vain talk,
falsehood, and all that Allâh has forbidden).
4. And those who
pay the Zakât .
5. And those who
guard their chastity (i.e. private parts, from illegal sexual
6. Except from their
wives or (the captives and slaves) that their right hands possess,
for then, they are free from blame;
7. But whoever seeks
beyond that, then those are the transgressors;
8. Those who are
faithfully true to their Amanât (all the duties which
Allâh has ordained, honesty, moral responsibility and trusts
etc.) and to their covenants;
9. And those who
strictly guard their (five compulsory congregational) Salawât
(prayers) (at their fixed stated hours).
10. These are indeed
11. Who shall inherit
the Firdaus (Paradise). They shall dwell therein forever.
12. And indeed We
created man (Adam) out of an extract of clay (water and earth).
13. Thereafter We
made him (the offspring of Adam) as a Nutfah (mixed drops
of the male and female sexual discharge) (and lodged it) in a
safe lodging (womb of the woman).
14. Then We made
the Nutfah into a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood),
then We made the clot into a little lump of flesh, then We made
out of that little lump of flesh bones, then We clothed the bones
with flesh, and then We brought it forth as another creation.
So blessed be Allâh, the Best of creators.
15. After that, surely,
you will die.
16. Then (again),
surely, you will be resurrected on the Day of Resurrection.
17. And indeed We
have created above you seven heavens (one over the other), and
We are never unaware of the creation.
18. And We sent down
from the sky water (rain) in (due) measure, and We gave it lodging
in the earth, and verily, We are Able to take it away.
19. Then We brought
forth for you therewith gardens of date-palms and grapes, wherein
is much fruit for you, and whereof you eat.
20. And a tree (olive)
that springs forth from Mount Sinai, that grows oil, and (it is
a) relish for the eaters.
21. And Verily! In
the cattle there is indeed a lesson for you. We give you to drink
(milk) of that which is in their bellies. And there are, in them,
numerous (other) benefits for you, and of them you eat.
22. And on them,
and on ships you are carried.
23. And indeed We
sent Nûh (Noah) to his people, and he said: "O my people!
Worship Allâh! You have no other Ilâh (God)
but Him (Islâmic Monotheism). Will you not then be afraid
(of Him i.e. of His Punishment because of worshipping others besides
24. But the chiefs
of those who disbelieved among his people said: "He is no
more than a human being like you, he seeks to make himself superior
to you. Had Allâh willed, He surely could have sent down
angels; never did we hear such a thing among our fathers of old.
25. "He is only
a man in whom is madness, so wait for him a while."
26. [Nûh (Noah)]
said: "O my Lord! Help me because they deny me."
27. So We inspired
him (saying): "Construct the ship under Our Eyes and under
Our Revelation (guidance). Then, when Our Command comes, and the
oven gushes forth water, take on board of each kind two (male
and female), and your family, except those thereof against whom
the Word has already gone forth. And address Me not in favour
of those who have done wrong. Verily, they are to be drowned.
28. And when you
have embarked on the ship, you and whoever is with you, then say:
"All the praises and thanks be to Allâh, Who has saved
us from the people who are Zâlimûn (i.e. oppressors,
wrong-doers, polytheists, those who join others in worship with
29. And say: "My
Lord! Cause me to land at a blessed landing-place, for You are
the Best of those who bring to land."
30. Verily, in this
[what We did as regards drowning of the people of Nûh (Noah)],
there are indeed Ayât (proofs, evidences, lessons,
signs, etc. for men to understand), for sure We are ever putting
(men) to the test.
31. Then, after them,
We created another generation.
32. And We sent to
them a Messenger from among themselves (saying): "Worship
Allâh! You have no other Ilâh (God) but Him.
Will you not then be afraid (of Him i.e. of His Punishment because
of worshipping others besides Him)?"
33. And the chiefs
of his people, who disbelieved and denied the Meeting in the Hereafter,
and to whom We had given the luxuries and comforts of this life,
said: "He is no more than a human being like you, he eats
of that which you eat, and drinks of what you drink.
34. "If you
were to obey a human being like yourselves, then verily! You indeed
would be losers.
35. "Does he
promise you that when you have died and have become dust and bones,
you shall come out alive (resurrected)?
36. "Far, very
far is that which you are promised.
37. "There is
nothing but our life of this world! We die and we live! And we
are not going to be resurrected!
38. "He is only
a man who has invented a lie against Allâh, but we are not
going to believe in him."
39. He said: "O
my Lord! Help me because they deny me."
said: "In a little while, they are sure to be regretful."
41. So As-Saîhah
(torment - awful cry, etc.) overtook them with justice, and
We made them as rubbish of dead plants. So away with the people
who are Zâlimûn (polytheists, wrong-doers,
disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh, disobedient to His
42. Then, after them,
We created other generations.
43. No nation can
anticipate their term, nor can they delay it.
44. Then We sent
Our Messengers in succession, every time there came to a nation
their Messenger, they denied him, so We made them follow one another
(to destruction), and We made them as Ahadîth (the
true stories for mankind to learn a lesson from them). So away
with a people who believe not.
45. Then We sent
Mûsa (Moses) and his brother Hârûn (Aaron),
with Our Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons,
signs, revelations, etc.) and manifest authority,
46. To Fir'aun (Pharaoh)
and his chiefs, but they behaved insolently and they were people
self-exalting (by disobeying their Lord, and exalting themselves
over and above the Messenger of Allâh).
47. They said: "Shall
we believe in two men like ourselves, and their people are obedient
to us with humility (and we use them to serve us as we like)."
48. So they denied
them both [Mûsa (Moses) and Hârûn (Aaron)] and
became of those who were destroyed.
49. And indeed We
gave Mûsa (Moses) the Scripture, that they may be guided.
50. And We made the
son of Maryam (Mary) and his mother as a sign, And We gave them
refuge on high ground, a place of rest, security and flowing streams.
51. O (you) Messengers!
Eat of the Taiyibât [all kinds of Halâl
(legal) foods which Allâh has made legal (meat of slaughtered
eatable animals, milk products, fats, vegetables, fruits, etc.],
and do righteous deeds. Verily! I am Well-Acquainted with
what you do.
52. And verily! This
your religion (of Islâmic Monotheism) is one religion, and
I am your Lord, so keep your duty to Me.
53. But they (men)
have broken their religion among them into sects,
each group rejoicing in its belief.
54. So leave them
in their error for a time.
55. Do they think
that We enlarge them in wealth and children,
56. We hasten unto
them with good things (in this worldly life so that they will
have no share of good things in the Hereafter)? Nay, but they
57. Verily! Those
who live in awe for fear of their Lord;
58. And those who
believe in the Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons,
signs, revelations, etc.) of their Lord,
59. And those who
join not anyone (in worship) as partners with their Lord;
60. And those who
give that (their charity) which they give (and also do other good
deeds) with their hearts full of fear (whether their alms and
charities, etc., have been accepted or not),
because they are sure to return to their Lord (for reckoning).
61. It is these who
race for the good deeds, and they are foremost in them [e.g. offering
the compulsory Salât (prayers) in their (early) stated,
fixed times and so on].
62. And We tax not
any person except according to his capacity, and with Us is a
Record which speaks the truth, and they will not be wronged.
63. Nay, but their
hearts are covered (blind) from understanding this (the Qur'ân),
and they have other (evil) deeds, besides, which they are doing.
64. Until, when We
grasp those of them who lead a luxurious life with punishment,
behold! They make humble invocation with a loud voice.
65. Invoke not loudly
this day! Certainly, you shall not be helped by Us.
66. Indeed My Verses
used to be recited to you, but you used to turn back on your heels
(denying them, and with hatred to listen to them).
67. In pride (they
Quraish pagans and polytheists of Makkah used to feel proud that
they are the dwellers of Makkah sanctuary Haram), talking
evil about it (the Qur'ân) by night.
68. Have they not
pondered over the Word (of Allâh, i.e. what is sent down
to the Prophet SAW),
or has there come to them what had not come to their fathers of
69. Or is it that
they did not recognize their Messenger (Muhammad SAW) so they deny him?
70. Or say they:
"There is madness in him?" Nay, but he brought them
the truth [i.e. "(A) Tauhîd: Worshipping Allâh
Alone in all aspects (B) The Qur'ân (C) The religion of
Islâm,"] but most of them (the disbelievers) are averse
to the truth.
71. And if the truth
had been in accordance with their desires, verily, the heavens
and the earth, and whosoever is therein would have been corrupted!
Nay, We have brought them their reminder, but they turn away from
72. Or is it that
you (O Muhammad SAW)
ask them for some wages? But the recompense of your Lord is better,
and He is the Best of those who give sustenance.
73. And certainly,
you (O Muhammad SAW)
call them to a Straight Path (true religion Islâmic Monotheism).
74. And verily, those
who believe not in the Hereafter are indeed deviating far astray
from the Path (true religion Islâmic Monotheism).
75. And though We
had mercy on them and removed the distress which is on them, still
they would obstinately persist in their transgression, wandering
76. And indeed We
seized them with punishment, but they humbled not themselves to
their Lord, nor did they invoke (Allâh) with submission
77. Until, when We
open for them the gate of severe punishment, then lo! They will
be plunged into destruction with deep regrets, sorrows and in
78. It is He, Who
has created for you (the sense of) hearing (ears), sight (eyes),
and hearts (understanding). Little thanks you give.
79. And it is He
Who has created you on the earth, and to Him you shall be gathered
80. And it is He
Who gives life and causes death, and His is the alternation of
night and day. Will you not then understand?
81. Nay, but they
say the like of what the men of old said.
82. They said: "When
we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we be resurrected
this we have been promised, we and our fathers before (us)! This
is only the tales of the ancients!"
84. Say: "Whose
is the earth and whosoever is therein? If you know!"
85. They will say:
"It is Allâh's!" Say: "Will you not then
86. Say: "Who
is (the) Lord of the seven heavens, and (the) Lord of the Great
87. They will say:
"Allâh." Say: "Will you not then fear Allâh
(believe in His Oneness, obey Him, believe in the Resurrection
and Recompense for each and every good or bad deed)."
88. Say "In
Whose Hand is the sovereignty of everything (i.e. treasures of
each and everything)? And He protects (all), while against Whom
there is no protector, (i.e. if Allâh saves anyone none
can punish or harm him, and if Allâh punishes or harms anyone
none can save him), if you know." [Tafsir Al-Qurtubî,
Vol. 12, Page 145]
89. They will say:
"(All that belongs) to Allâh." Say: "How
then are you deceived and turn away from the truth?"
90. Nay, but We have
brought them the truth (Islâmic Monotheism), and verily,
they (disbelievers) are liars.
91. No son (or offspring
or children) did Allâh beget, nor is there any ilâh
(god) along with Him; (if there had been many gods), behold,
each god would have taken away what he had created, and some would
have tried to overcome others! Glorified be Allâh above
all that they attribute to Him!
92. All-Knower of
the unseen and the seen! Exalted be He over all that they associate
as partners to Him!
93. Say (O Muhammad
SAW): " My Lord! If You would
show me that with which they are threatened (torment),
94. "My Lord!
Then (save me from Your Punishment), and put me not amongst the
people who are the Zâlimûn (polytheists and
95. And indeed We
are Able to show you (O Muhammad SAW)
that with which We have threatened them.
96. Repel evil with
that which is better. We are Best-Acquainted with the things they
97. And say: "My
Lord! I seek refuge with You from the whisperings (suggestions)
of the Shayâtin (devils).
98. "And I seek
refuge with You, My Lord! lest they may attend (or come near)
99. Until, when death
comes to one of them (those who join partners with Allâh),
he says: "My Lord! Send me back,
100. "So that
I may do good in that which I have left behind!" No! It is
but a word that he speaks, and behind them is Barzakh (a
barrier) until the Day when they will be resurrected.
101. Then, when the
Trumpet is blown, there will be no kinship among them that Day,
nor will they ask of one another.
102. Then, those
whose scales (of good deeds) are heavy, - these, they are the
103. And those whose
scales (of good deeds) are light, they are those who lose their
ownselves, in Hell will they abide.
104. The Fire will
burn their faces, and therein they will grin, with displaced lips
105. "Were not
My Verses (this Qur'ân) recited to you, and then you used
to deny them?"
106. They will say:
"Our Lord! Our wretchedness overcame us, and we were (an)
107. "Our Lord!
Bring us out of this; if ever we return (to evil), then indeed
we shall be Zâlimûn: (polytheists, oppressors,
unjust, and wrong-doers, etc.)."
108. He (Allâh)
will say: "Remain you in it with ignominy! And speak you
not to Me!"
109. Verily! There
was a party of My slaves, who used to say: "Our Lord! We
believe, so forgive us, and have mercy on us, for You are the
Best of all who show mercy!"
110. But you took
them for a laughingstock, so much so that they made you forget
My Remembrance while you used to laugh at them!
111. Verily! I have
rewarded them this Day for their patience, they are indeed the
ones that are successful.
112. He (Allâh)
will say: "What number of years did you stay on earth?"
113. They will say:
"We stayed a day or part of a day. Ask of those who keep
114. He (Allâh)
will say: "You stayed not but a little, if you had only
115. "Did you
think that We had created you in play (without any purpose), and
that you would not be brought back to Us?"
116. So Exalted be
Allâh, the True King, Lâ ilâha illa Huwa
(none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Lord of
the Supreme Throne!
117. And whoever
invokes (or worships), besides Allâh, any other ilâh
(god), of whom he has no proof, then his reckoning is only
with his Lord. Surely! Al-Kâfirûn (the disbelievers
in Allâh and in the Oneness of Allâh, polytheists,
pagans, idolaters, etc.) will not be successful.
118. And say (O Muhammad
SAW): "My Lord! Forgive and have
mercy, for You are the Best of those who show mercy!"