In the Name of Allâh, the Most
Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
1. By those (angels)
ranged in ranks (or rows).
2. By those (angels)
who drive the clouds in a good way.
3. By those (angels)
who bring the Book and the Qur'ân from Allâh to mankind
[Tafsir Ibn Kathîr].
4. Verily your Ilâh
(God) is indeed One (i.e. Allâh);
5. Lord of the heavens
and of the earth, and all that is between them, and Lord of every
point of the sun's risings. (None has the right to be worshipped
6. Verily! We have
adorned the near heaven with the stars (for beauty).
7. And to guard against
every rebellious devil.
8. They cannot listen
to the higher group (angels) for they are pelted from every side.
9. Outcast, and theirs
is a constant (or painful) torment.
10. Except such as
snatch away something by stealing and they are pursued by a flaming
fire of piercing brightness.
11. Then ask them
(i.e. these polytheists, O Muhammad SAW):
"Are they stronger as creation, or those (others like the
heavens and the earth and the mountains, etc.) whom We have created?"
Verily, We created them of a sticky clay.
12. Nay, you (O Muhammad
SAW) wondered (at their insolence)
while they mock (at you and at the Qur'ân).
13. And when they
are reminded, they pay no attention.
14. And when they
see an Ayâh (a sign, a proof, or an evidence) from
Allâh, they mock at it.
15. And they say:
"This is nothing but evident magic!
16. "When we
are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we (then) verily
17. "And also
our fathers of old?"
18. Say (O Muhammad
SAW): "Yes, and you shall then
19. It will be a
single Zajrah [shout (i.e. the second blowing of the Trumpet)],
and behold, they will be staring!
20. They will say:
"Woe to us! This is the Day of Recompense!"
21. (It will be said):
"This is the Day of Judgement which you used to deny."
22. (It will be said
to the angels): "Assemble those who did wrong, together with
their companions (from the devils) and what they used to worship.
of Allâh, and lead them on to the way of flaming Fire (Hell);
24. "But stop
them, verily they are to be questioned.
25. "What is
the matter with you? Why do you not help one another (as you used
to do in the world)?"
26. Nay, but that
Day they shall surrender,
27. And they will
turn to one another and question one another.
28. They will say:
"It was you who used to come to us from the right side [i.e.
from the right side of one of us and beautify for us every evil,
order us for polytheism, and stop us from the truth i.e. Islâmic
Monotheism and from every good deed]."
29. They will reply:
"Nay, you yourselves were not believers.
30. "And we
had no authority over you. Nay! But you were transgressing people
(disobedient, polytheists, and disbelievers).
31. "So now
the Word of our Lord has been justified against us, that we shall
certainly (have to) taste (the torment).
32. "So we led
you astray because we were ourselves astray."
33. Then verily,
that Day, they will (all) share in the torment.
34. Certainly, that
is how We deal with AlMujrimûn (polytheists,
sinners, criminals, the disobedient to Allâh, etc.).
35. Truly, when it
was said to them: Lâ ilâha ill-Allâh "(none
has the right to be worshipped but Allâh)," they puffed
themselves up with pride (i.e. denied it).
36. And (they) said:
"Are we going to abandon our âliha (gods) for
the sake of a mad poet?
37. Nay! he (Muhammad
SAW) has come with the truth (i.e.
Allâh's Religion - Islâmic Monotheism and this Qur'ân)
and he confirms the Messengers (before him who brought Allâh's
religion - Islâmic Monotheism).
38. Verily, you (pagans
of Makkah) are going to taste the painful torment;
39. And you will
be requited nothing except for what you used to do (evil deeds,
sins, and Allâh's disobedience which you used to do in this
40. Save the chosen
slaves of Allâh (faithful, obedient, true believers of Islâmic
41. For them there
will be a known provision (in Paradise).
42. Fruits; and they
shall be honoured,
43. In the Gardens
of delight (Paradise),
44. Facing one another
45. Round them will
be passed a cup of pure wine;
46. White, delicious
to the drinkers,
47. Neither they
will have Ghoul (any kind of hurt, abdominal pain, headache,
a sin, etc.) from that, nor will they suffer intoxication therefrom.
48. And with them
will be chaste females, restraining their glances (desiring none
except their husbands), with wide and beautiful eyes.
49. (Delicate and
pure) as if they were (hidden) eggs (well) preserved.
50. Then they will
turn to one another, mutually questioning.
51. A speaker of
them will say: "Verily, I had a companion (in the world),
52. Who used to say:
"Are you among those who believe (in resurrection after death).
when we die and become dust and bones, shall we indeed (be raised
up) to receive reward or punishment (according to our deeds)?"
54. (The man) said:
"Will you look down?"
55. So he looked
down and saw him in the midst of the Fire.
56. He said: "By
Allâh! You have nearly ruined me.
57. "Had it
not been for the Grace of my Lord, I would certainly have been
among those brought forth (to Hell)."
informs about that true believer that he said): "Are we then
not to die (any more)?
our first death, and we shall not be punished? (after we have
60. Truly, this is
the supreme success!
61. For the like
of this let the workers work.
62. Is that (Paradise)
better entertainment or the tree of Zaqqûm (a horrible
tree in Hell)?
63. Truly We have
made it (as) a trail for the Zâlimûn (polytheists,
disbelievers, wrong-doers, etc.).
64. Verily, it is
a tree that springs out of the bottom of Hell-fire,
65. The shoots of
its fruit-stalks are like the heads of Shayâtin (devils);
66. Truly, they will
eat thereof and fill their bellies therewith.
67. Then on the top
of that they will be given boiling water to drink so that it becomes
a mixture (of boiling water and Zaqqûm in their bellies).
68. Then thereafter,
verily, their return is to the flaming fire of Hell.
69. Verily, they
found their fathers on the wrong path;
70. So they (too)
made haste to follow in their footsteps!
71. And indeed most
of the men of old went astray before them;
72. And indeed We
sent among them warners (Messengers);
73. Then see what
was the end of those who were warned (but heeded not).
74. Except the chosen
slaves of Allâh (faithful, obedient, and true believers
of Islâmic Monotheism).
75. And indeed Nûh
(Noah) invoked Us, and We are the Best of those who answer (the
76. And We rescued
him and his family from the great distress (i.e. drowning),
77. And, his progeny,
them We made the survivors (i.e. Shem, Ham and Japheth).
78. And left for
him (a goodly remembrance) among generations to come in later
(peace) be upon Nûh (Noah) (from Us) among the 'Alamîn
(mankind, jinns and all that exists)!"
80. Verily, thus
We reward the Muhsinûn (good-doers - see V.2:112).
81. Verily, he [Nûh
was one of Our believing slaves.
82. Then We drowned
the other (disbelievers and polytheists, etc.).
83. And, verily,
among those who followed his [Nûh's (Noah)] way (Islâmic
Monotheism) was Ibrâhim (Abraham).
84. When he came
to his Lord with a pure heart [attached to Allâh Alone and
none else, worshipping none but Allâh Alone true Islâmic
Monotheism, pure from the filth of polytheism].
85. When he said
to his father and to his people: "What is it that which you
86. "Is it a
falsehood âliha (gods) other than Allâh that
87. "Then what
do you think about the Lord of the 'Alamîn (mankind,
jinns, and all that exists)?"
88. Then he cast
a glance at the stars (to deceive them),
89. And he said:
"Verily, I am sick (with plague. He did this trick to remain
in their temple of idols to destroy them and not to accompany
them to the pagan's feast)."
90. So they turned
away from him, and departed (for fear of the disease).
91. Then he turned
to their âliha (gods) and said: "Will you not
eat (of the offering before you)?
92. "What is
the matter with you that you speak not?"
93. Then he turned
upon them, striking (them) with (his) right hand.
94. Then they (the
worshippers of idols) came, towards him, hastening.
95. He said: "Worship
you that which you (yourselves) carve?
96. "While Allâh
has created you and what you make!"
97. They said: "Build
for him a building (it is said that the building was like a furnace)
and throw him into the blazing fire!"
98. So they plotted
a plot against him, but We made them the lowest.
99. And he said (after
his rescue from the fire): "Verily, I am going to my Lord.
He will guide me!"
100. "My Lord!
Grant me (offspring) from the righteous."
101. So We gave him
the glad tidings of a forbearing boy.
102. And, when he
(his son) was old enough to walk with him, he said: "O my
son! I have seen in a dream that I am slaughtering you (offer
you in sacrifice to Allâh), so look what you think!"
He said: "O my father! Do that which you are commanded, Inshâ'
Allâh (if Allâh will), you shall find me of As-Sâbirin
(the patient ones, etc.)."
103. Then, when they
had both submitted themselves (to the Will of Allâh), and
he had laid him prostrate on his forehead (or on the side of his
forehead for slaughtering);
104. And We called
out to him: "O Abraham!
105. You have fulfilled
the dream (vision)!" Verily! Thus do We reward the Muhsinûn
(good-doers - see V.2:112).
106. Verily, that
indeed was a manifest trial
107. And We ransomed
him with a great sacrifice (i.e. ßÈÔ - a ram);
108. And We left
for him (a goodly remembrance) among generations (to come) in
(peace) be upon Ibrâhim (Abraham)!"
110. Thus indeed
do We reward the Muhsinûn (good-doers - see V.2:112).
111. Verily, he was
one of Our believing slaves.
112. And We gave
him the glad tidings of Ishâque (Isaac) a Prophet from
113. We blessed him
and Ishâque (Isaac), and of their progeny are (some) that
do right, and some that plainly wrong themselves.
114. And, indeed
We gave Our Grace to Mûsa (Moses) and Hârûn
115. And We saved
them and their people from the great distress;
116. And helped them,
so that they became the victors;
117. And We gave
them the clear Scripture;
118. And guided them
to the Right Path;
119. And We left
for them (a goodly remembrance) among generations (to come) in
(peace) be upon Mûsa (Moses) and Hârûn (Aaron)!"
121. Verily, thus
do We reward the Muhsinûn (good-doers - see V.2:112).
122. Verily! They
were two of Our believing slaves.
123. And verily,
Iliyâs (Elias) was one of the Messengers.
124. When he said
to his people: "Will you not fear Allâh?