57. Al-Hadîd 58. Al-Mujâdilah
In the Name of Allâh, the Most
Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
1. Whatsoever is
in the heavens and the earth glorifies Allâh, and He is
the All-Mighty, All-Wise.
2. His is the kingdom
of the heavens and the earth, It is He Who gives life and causes
death; and He is Able to do all things.
3. He is the First
(nothing is before Him) and the Last (nothing is after Him), the
Most High (nothing is above Him) and the Most Near (nothing is
nearer than Him). And He is the All-Knower of every thing.
4. He it is Who created
the heavens and the earth in six Days and then Istawâ
(rose over) the Throne (in a manner that suits His Majesty). He
knows what goes into the earth and what comes forth from it, what
descends from the heaven and what ascends thereto. And He is with
you (by His Knowledge) wheresoever you may be. And Allâh
is the All-Seer of what you do.
5. His is the kingdom
of the heavens and the earth. And to Allâh return all the
matters (for decision).
6. He merges night
into day (i.e. the decrease in the hours of the night is added
into the hours of the day), and merges day into night (i.e. the
decrease in the hours of the day is added into the hours of the
night), and He has full knowledge of whatsoever is in the breasts.
7. Believe in Allâh
and His Messenger (Muhammad SAW),
and spend of that whereof He has made you trustees. And such of
you as believe and spend (in Allâh's Way), theirs will
be a great reward.
8. And what is the
matter with you that you believe not in Allâh! While the
Messenger (Muhammad SAW)
invites you to believe in your Lord (Allâh), and He (Allâh)
has indeed taken your covenant, if you are real believers.
9. It is He Who sends
down manifest Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons,
signs, revelations, etc.) to His slave (Muhammad SAW) that He may bring you out from
darkness into light. And verily, Allâh is to you full of
kindness, Most Merciful.
10. And what is the
matter with you that you spend not in the Cause of Allâh?
And to Allâh belongs the heritage of the heavens and the
earth. Not equal among you are those who spent and fought before
the conquering (of Makkah) (with those among you who did so later).
Such are higher in degree than those who spent and fought afterwards.
But to all, Allâh has promised the best (reward). And Allâh
is All-Aware of what you do.
11. Who is he that
will lend to Allâh a goodly loan, then (Allâh) will
increase it manifold to his credit (in repaying), and he will
have (besides) a good reward (i.e. Paradise).
12. On the Day you
shall see the believing men and the believing women their light
running forward before them and by their right hands. Glad tidings
for you this Day! Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise),
to dwell therein forever! Truly, this is the great success!
13. On the Day when
the hypocrites men and women will say to the believers: "Wait
for us! Let us get something from your light!" It will be
said: "Go back to your rear! Then seek a light!" So
a wall will be put up between them, with a gate therein. Inside
it will be mercy, and outside it will be torment."
14. (The hypocrites)
will call the believers: "Were we not with you?" The
believers will reply: "Yes! But you led yourselves into temptations,
you looked forward for our destruction; you doubted (in Faith);
and you were deceived by false desires, till the Command of Allâh
came to pass. And the chief deceiver (Satan) deceived you in respect
15. So this Day no
ransom shall be taken from you (hypocrites), nor of those who
disbelieved, (in the Oneness of Allâh Islâmic Monotheism).
Your abode is the Fire, that is the proper place for you, and
worst indeed is that destination.
16. Has not the time
come for the hearts of those who believe (in the Oneness of Allâh
- Islâmic Monotheism) to be affected by Allâh's Reminder
(this Qur'ân), and that which has been revealed of the truth,
lest they become as those who received the Scripture [the Taurât
(Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)] before (i.e. Jews and Christians),
and the term was prolonged for them and so their hearts were hardened?
And many of them were Fâsiqûn (rebellious,
disobedient to Allâh).
17. Know that Allâh
gives life to the earth after its death! Indeed We have made clear
the Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs,
revelations, etc.) to you, if you but understand.
18. Verily, those
who give Sadaqât (i.e. Zakât and alms,
etc.), men and women, and lend to Allâh a goodly loan, it
shall be increased manifold (to their credit), and theirs shall
be an honourable good reward (i.e. Paradise).
19. And those who
believe in (the Oneness of) Allâh and His Messengers, they
are the Siddiqûn (i.e. those followers of the Prophets
who were first and foremost to believe in them), and the martyrs
with their Lord, they shall have their reward and their light.
But those who disbelieve (in the Oneness of Allâh - Islâmic
Monotheism) and deny Our Ayât (proofs, evidences,
verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), they shall be the
dwellers of the blazing Fire.
20. Know that the
life of this world is only play and amusement, pomp and mutual
boasting among you, and rivalry in respect of wealth and children,
as the likeness of vegetation after rain, thereof the growth is
pleasing to the tiller; afterwards it dries up and you see it
turning yellow; then it becomes straw. But in the Hereafter (there
is) a severe torment (for the disbelievers, evil-doers), and
(there is) Forgiveness from Allâh and (His) Good Pleasure
(for the believers, good-doers), whereas the life of this world
is only a deceiving enjoyment.
21. Race one with
another in hastening towards Forgiveness from your Lord (Allâh),
and towards Paradise, the width whereof is as the width of heaven
and earth, prepared for those who believe in Allâh and His
Messengers. That is the Grace of Allâh which He bestows
on whom He pleases. And Allâh is the Owner of Great Bounty.
22. No calamity befalls
on the earth or in yourselves but is inscribed in the Book of
Decrees (Al-Lauh Al-Mahfûz), before We bring it
into existence. Verily, that is easy for Allâh.
23. In order that
you may not be sad over matters that you fail to get, nor rejoice
because of that which has been given to you. And Allâh likes
not prideful boasters.
24. Those who are
misers and enjoin upon people miserliness (Allâh is not
in need of their charity). And whosoever turns away (from Faith
Allâh's Monotheism), then Allâh is Rich (Free of
all wants), Worthy of all praise.
25. Indeed We have
sent Our Messengers with clear proofs, and revealed with them
the Scripture and the Balance (justice) that mankind may keep
up justice. And We brought forth iron wherein is mighty power
(in matters of war), as
well as many benefits for mankind, that Allâh may test who
it is that will help Him (His religion), and His Messengers in
the unseen. Verily, Allâh is All-Strong, All-Mighty.
26. And indeed, We
sent Nûh (Noah) and Ibrahîm (Abraham), and placed
in their offspring Prophethood and Scripture, and among them there
is he who is guided, but many of them are Fâsiqûn
(rebellious, disobedient to Allâh).
27. Then, We sent
after them, Our Messengers, and We sent 'Iesa (Jesus) son
of Maryam (Mary), and gave him the Injeel (Gospel). And We ordained
in the hearts of those who followed him, compassion and mercy.
But the Monasticism which they invented for themselves, We did
not prescribe for them, but (they sought it) only to please Allâh
therewith, but that they did not observe it with the right observance.
So We gave those among them who believed, their (due) reward,
but many of them are Fâsiqûn (rebellious, disobedient
28. O you who believe
[in Mûsa (Moses) (i.e. Jews) and 'Iesa (Jesus) (i.e. Christians)]!
Fear Allâh, and believe too in His Messenger (Muhammad SAW), He will give you a double portion
of His Mercy, and He will give you a light by which you shall
walk (straight), and He will forgive you. And Allâh is Oft-Forgiving,
29. So that the people
of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) may know that they have
no power whatsoever over the Grace of Allâh, and that (His)
Grace is (entirely) in His Hand to bestow it on whomsoever He
wills. And Allâh is the Owner of Great Bounty.