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].
2. By the manifest
Book (this Qur'ân) that makes things clear,
3. We sent it (this
Qur'ân) down on a blessed night [(i.e. night of Qadr,
Sûrah No: 97) in the month of Ramadân,, the 9th
month of the Islâmic calendar]. Verily, We are ever warning
[mankind that Our Torment will reach those who disbelieve in Our
Oneness of Lordship and in Our Oneness of worship].
4. Therein (that
night) is decreed every matter of ordainments
(i.e. a Command or this Qur'an or the Decree of every matter)
from Us. Verily, We are ever sending (the Messengers),
6. (As) a Mercy from
your Lord. Verily! He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.
7. The Lord of the
heavens and the earth and all that is between them, if you (but)
have a faith with certainty.
8. Lâ ilaha
illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped
but He). It is He Who gives life and causes death, your Lord
and the Lord of your fore-fathers.
9. Nay! They play
10. Then wait you
for the Day when the sky will bring forth a visible smoke.
11. Covering the
people, this is a painful torment.
12. (They will say):
"Our Lord! Remove the torment from us, really we shall become
13. How can there
be for them an admonition (at the time when the torment has reached
them), when a Messenger explaining things clearly has already
come to them.
14. Then they had
turned away from him (Messenger Muhammad SAW) and said: "One (Muhammad
SAW) taught (by a human being), a
15. Verily, We shall
remove the torment for a while. Verily! You will revert.
16. On the Day when
We shall seize you with the greatest grasp. Verily, We will exact
17. And indeed We
tried before them Fir'aun's (Pharaoh) people, when there came
to them a noble Messenger [i.e. Mûsa (Moses) <><>],
18. Saying: "Restore
to me the slaves of Allâh (i.e. the Children of Israel).
Verily! I am to you a Messenger worthy of all trust,
19. "And exalt
not (yourselves) against Allâh. Truly, I have come to you
with a manifest authority.
20. "And truly,
I seek refuge in my Lord and your Lord, lest you stone me (or
call me a sorcerer or kill me).
21. "But if
you believe me not, then keep away from me and leave me alone."
22. (But they were
aggressive), so he [Mûsa (Moses)] called upon his Lord (saying):
"These are indeed the people who are Mujrimûn (disbelievers,
polytheists, sinners, criminals, etc.)."
said): "Depart you with My slaves by night. Surely, you will
24. "And leave
the sea as it is (quiet and divided). Verily, They are a host
to be drowned."
25. How many of gardens
and springs do they [Fir'aun's (Pharaoh) people] left.
26. And green crops
(fields etc.) and goodly places,
27. And comforts
of life wherein they used to take delight!
28. Thus (it was)!
And We made other people inherit them (i.e. We made the Children
of Israel to inherit the kingdom of Egypt).
29. And the heavens
and the earth wept not for them , nor were
they given a respite.
30. And indeed We
saved the Children of Israel from the humiliating torment,
31. From Fir'aun
(Pharaoh); Verily! He was arrogant and was of the Musrifûn
(those who transgress beyond bound in spending and other things
and commit great sins).
32. And We chose
them (the Children of Israel) above the 'Alamîn (mankind,
and jinns) [during the time of Mûsa (Moses)] with knowledge,
33. And granted them
signs in which there was a plain trial.
34. Verily, these
(Quraish) people are saying:
35. "There is
nothing but our first death, and we shall not be resurrected.
36. "Then bring
back our fore-fathers, if you speak the truth!"
37. Are they better
or the people of Tubba' and those before them? We destroyed them
because they were indeed Mujrimûn (disbelievers,
polytheists, sinners, criminals, etc.).
38. And We created
not the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, for
39. We created them
not except with truth (i.e. to examine and test those who are
obedient and those who are disobedient and then reward the obedient
ones and punish the disobedient ones), but most of them know not.
40. Verily, the Day
of Judgement (when Allâh will judge between the creatures)
is the time appointed for all of them,
41. The Day when
Maulan (a near relative) cannot avail Maulan (a
near relative) in aught, and no help can they receive,
42. Except him on
whom Allâh has Mercy. Verily, He is the All-Mighty, the
43. Verily, the tree
44. Will be the food
of the sinners,
45. Like boiling
oil, it will boil in the bellies,
46. Like the boiling
of scalding water.
47. (It will be said)
"Seize him and drag him into the midst of blazing Fire,
48. "Then pour
over his head the torment of boiling water,
49. "Taste you
(this)! Verily, you were (pretending to be) the mighty, the generous!
This is that whereof you used to doubt!"
51. Verily! The Muttaqûn
(pious - see V.2:2), will be in place of Security (Paradise).
52. Among Gardens
53. Dressed in fine
silk and (also) in thick silk, facing each other,
54. So (it will be),
and We shall marry them to Houris (female
fair ones) with wide, lovely eyes.
55. They will call
therein for every kind of fruit in peace and security;
56. They will never
taste death therein except the first death (of this world), and
He will save them from the torment of the blazing Fire,
57. As a Bounty from
your Lord! That will be the supreme success!
58. Certainly, We
have made this (Qur'ân) easy in your tongue, in order that
they may remember.
59. Wait then (O
Verily, they (too) are waiting.