Sura - 30 The Romans
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[30:0] In the name of ALLAH, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[30:1] A. L. M.

[30:2] Certainly, the Romans will be defeated.

[30:3] In the nearest land. After their defeat, they will rise again and win.

[30:4] Within several years. Such is ALLAH's decision, both in the first prophecy, and the second. On that day, the believers shall rejoice.

[30:5] In ALLAH's victory. He grants victory to whomever He wills. He is the Almighty, Most Merciful.

[30:6] Such is ALLAH's promise - and ALLAH never breaks His promise - but most people do not know.

[30:7] They care only about things of this world that are visible to them, while being totally oblivious to the Hereafter.

[30:8] Why do they not reflect on themselves? ALLAH did not create the Heavens and the earth, and everything between them, except for a specific purpose, and for a specific life span. However, most people, with regard to meeting their Lord, are disbelievers.

[30:9] Have they not roamed the Earth and noted the consequences for those who preceded them? They used to be more powerful, more prosperous, and more productive on Earth. Their messengers went to them with clear signs. Consequently, ALLAH was not the One who wronged them; they are the ones who wronged their own souls.

[30:10] The consequences for those who committed evil had to be evil. That is because they rejected ALLAH's revelations, and ridiculed them.

[30:11] ALLAH is the One who initiates the creation and repeats it. Ultimately, you will be returned to Him.

[30:12] On the Day when the Hour comes to pass, the guilty will be shocked.

[30:13] Their idols will have no power to intercede on their behalf; on the contrary, they will disown their idols.

[30:14] On the day when the Hour comes to pass, they will part company.

[30:15] As for those who believe and lead a righteous life, they will be in Paradise, rejoicing.

[30:16] As for those who disbelieve, and reject our revelations and the meeting of the Hereafter, they will last in the retribution forever.

[30:17] Therefore, you shall glorify ALLAH when you retire at night, and when you rise in the morning.

[30:18] All praise is due to Him in the Heavens and the Earth, throughout the evening, as well as in the middle of your day.

[30:19] He produces the live from the dead, and produces the dead from the live, and He revives the land after it had died; you are similarly resurrected.

[30:20] Among His proofs is that He created you from dust, then you became reproducing humans.

[30:21] Among His proofs is that He created for you spouses from among yourselves, in order to have tranquility and contentment with each other, and He placed in your hearts love and care towards your spouses. In this, there are sufficient proofs for people who think.

[30:22] Among His proofs are the creation of the Heavens and the Earth, and the variations in your languages and your colors. In these, there are signs for the knowledgeable.

[30:23] Among His proofs is your sleeping during the night or the day, and your working in pursuit of His provisions. In this, there are sufficient proofs for people who can hear.

[30:24] Among His proofs is that He shows you the lightning as a source of fear, as well as hope, then He sends down from the sky water to revive a land that has been dead. In these, there are sufficient proofs for people who understand.

[30:25] Among His proofs is that the heaven and the Earth are standing at His disposal. Finally, when He calls you out of the Earth, one call, you will immediately come out.

[30:26] To Him belongs everyone in the Heavens and the Earth; all are subservient to Him.

[30:27] And He is the One who initiates the creation, then repeats it; this is even easier for Him. To Him belongs the most sublime similitude, in the Heavens and the Earth, and He is the Almighty, Most Wise.

[30:28] He cites for you herein an example from among yourselves: Do you ever elevate your servants or subordinates to the level where they rival you, and to the point that you pay them as much allegiance as is being paid to you? We thus explain the revelations for people who understand.

[30:29] Indeed, the transgressors have followed their own opinions, without knowledge. Who then can guide those who have been sent astray by ALLAH? No one can ever help them.

[30:30] Therefore, you shall devote yourself to the religion of strict monotheism. Such is the natural instinct placed into the people by ALLAH. Such creation of ALLAH will never change. This is the perfect religion, but most people do not know.

[30:31] You shall submit to Him, reverence Him, observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), and - whatever you do - do not ever fall into idol worship.

[30:32] (Do not fall in idol worship,) like those who divide their religion into sects; each party rejoicing with what they have.

[30:33] When adversity afflicts the people, they turn to their Lord, totally devoting themselves to Him. But then, as soon as He showers them with mercy, some of them revert to idol worship.

[30:34] Let them be unappreciative of what we have given them. Enjoy temporarily; you will surely find out.

[30:35] Have we given them authorization that justifies their idolatry?

[30:36] When we bestow mercy upon the people, they rejoice therein. But when adversity befalls them, as a consequence of their own works, they become despondent.

[30:37] Do they not realize that ALLAH increases the provision for whomever He wills, or reduces it? These should be lessons for people who believe.

[30:38] Therefore, you shall give the relatives their rightful share (of charity), as well as the poor, and the traveling alien. This is better for those who sincerely seek ALLAH's pleasure; they are the winners.

[30:39] The usury that is practiced to increase some people's wealth, does not gain anything at ALLAH. But if you give to charity, seeking ALLAH's pleasure, these are the ones who receive their reward manifold.

[30:40] ALLAH is the One who created you. He is the One who provides for you. He is the One who puts you to death. He is the One who resurrects you. Can any of your idols do any of these things? Be He glorified. He is much too exalted to have any partners.

[30:41] Disasters have spread throughout the land and sea, because of what the people have committed. He thus lets them taste the consequences of some of their works, that they may return (to the right works).

[30:42] Say, "Roam the Earth and note the consequences for those before you." Most of them were idol worshipers.

[30:43] Therefore, you shall devote yourself completely to this perfect religion, before a day comes which is made inevitable by ALLAH. On that day, they will be shocked.

[30:44] Whoever disbelieves, disbelieves to the detriment of his own soul, while those who lead a righteous life, do so to strengthen and develop their own souls.

[30:45] For He will generously recompense those who believe and lead a righteous life from His bounties. He does not love the disbelievers.

[30:46] Among His proofs is that He sends the winds with good omen, to shower you with His mercy, and to allow the ships to run in the sea in accordance with His rules, and for you to seek His bounties (through commerce), that you may be appreciative.

[30:47] We have sent messengers before you to their people, with profound signs. Subsequently, we punished those who transgressed. It is our duty that we grant victory to the believers.

[30:48] ALLAH is the One who sends the winds, to stir up clouds, to be spread throughout the sky in accordance with His will. He then piles the clouds up, then you see the rain coming down therefrom. When it falls on whomever He chooses from among His servants, they rejoice.

[30:49] Before it fell on them, they had resorted to despair.

[30:50] You shall appreciate ALLAH's continuous mercy, and how He revives the land that has been dead. He will just as certainly resurrect the dead. He is Omnipotent.

[30:51] Had we sent upon them instead a yellow sandstorm, they would have continued to disbelieve.

[30:52] You cannot make the dead, nor the deaf, hear the call, once they turn away.

[30:53] Nor can you guide the blind out of their straying. You can only be heard by those who believe in our revelations, and decide to become submitters.

[30:54] ALLAH is the One who created you weak, then granted you after the weakness strength, then substituted after the strength weakness and gray hair. He creates whatever He wills. He is the Omniscient, the Omnipotent.

[30:55] On the day when the Hour comes to pass, the guilty will swear that they lasted (in this world) only one hour. That is how wrong they were.

[30:56] Those who are blessed with knowledge and faith will say, "You have lasted, according to ALLAH's decree, until the Day of Resurrection. Now, this is the Day of Resurrection, but you failed to recognize it."

[30:57] Therefore, no apology, on that day, will benefit the transgressors, nor will they be excused.

[30:58] Thus, we have cited for the people in this Quran all kinds of examples. Yet, no matter what kind of proof you present to the disbelievers, they say, "You are falsifiers."

[30:59] ALLAH thus seals the hearts of those who do not know.

[30:60] Therefore, you shall steadfastly persevere - for ALLAH's promise is the truth - and do not be intimidated by those who have not attained certainty.

Sura - 31 Luqmaan
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[31:0] In the name of ALLAH, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[31:1] A. L. M.

[31:2] These (letters) constitute proofs of this book of wisdom.

[31:3] A beacon and a mercy for the righteous.

[31:4] Who observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), give the obligatory charity (Zakat), and as regards the Hereafter, they are absolutely certain.

[31:5] They are following the guidance from their Lord, and they are the winners.

[31:6] Among the people, there are those who uphold baseless Hadith, and thus divert others from the path of ALLAH without knowledge, and take it in vain. These have incurred a shameful retribution.

[31:7] And when our revelations are recited to the one of them, he turns away in arrogance as if he never heard them, as if his ears are deaf. Promise him a painful retribution.

[31:8] Surely, those who believe and lead a righteous life have deserved the gardens of bliss.

[31:9] Eternally they abide therein. This is the truthful promise of ALLAH. He is the Almighty, Most Wise.

[31:10] He created the Heavens without pillars that you can see. He established on earth stabilizers (mountains) lest it tumbles with you, and He spread on it all kinds of creatures. We send down from the sky water to grow all kinds of beautiful plants.

[31:11] Such is the creation of ALLAH; show me what the idols you set up beside Him have created. Indeed, the transgressors are far astray.

[31:12] We have endowed Luqmaan with wisdom: "You shall be appreciative of ALLAH." Whoever is appreciative is appreciative for his own good. As for those who turn unappreciative, ALLAH is in no need, Praiseworthy.

[31:13] Recall that Luqmaan said to his son, as he enlightened him, "O my son, do not set up any idols beside ALLAH; idolatry is a gross injustice."

[31:14] We enjoined the human being to honor his parents. His mother bore him, and the load got heavier and heavier. It takes two years (of intensive care) until weaning. You shall be appreciative of Me, and of your parents. To Me is the ultimate destiny.

[31:15] If they try to force you to set up any idols beside Me, do not obey them. But continue to treat them amicably in this world. You shall follow only the path of those who have submitted to Me. Ultimately, you all return to Me, then I will inform you of everything you have done.

[31:16] "O my son, know that even something as tiny as a mustard seed, deep inside a rock, be it in the Heavens or the Earth, ALLAH will bring it. ALLAH is Sublime, Cognizant.

[31:17] "O my son, you shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salat). You shall advocate righteousness and forbid evil, and remain steadfast in the face of adversity. These are the most honorable traits.

[31:18] "You shall not treat the people with arrogance, nor shall you roam the earth proudly. ALLAH does not like the arrogant showoffs.

[31:19] "Walk humbly and lower your voice - the ugliest voice is the donkey's voice."

[31:20] Do you not see that ALLAH has committed in your service everything in the Heavens and the Earth, and has showered you with His blessings - obvious and hidden? Yet, some people argue about ALLAH without knowledge, without guidance, and without the enlightening scripture.

[31:21] When they are told, "Follow these revelations of ALLAH," they say, "No, we follow only what we found our parents doing." What if the devil is leading them to the agony of Hell?

[31:22] Those who submit completely to ALLAH, while leading a righteous life, have gotten hold of the strongest bond. For ALLAH is in full control of all things.

[31:23] As for those who disbelieve, do not be saddened by their disbelief. To us is their ultimate return, then we will inform them of everything they had done. ALLAH is fully aware of the innermost thoughts.

[31:24] We let them enjoy temporarily, then commit them to severe retribution.

[31:25] If you ask them, "Who created the Heavens and the Earth," they will say, "ALLAH." Say, "Praise be to ALLAH." Yet, most of them do not know.

[31:26] To ALLAH belongs everything in the Heavens and the Earth. ALLAH is the Most Rich, Most Praiseworthy.

[31:27] If all the trees on Earth were made into pens, and the ocean supplied the ink, augmented by seven more oceans, the words of ALLAH would not run out. ALLAH is Almighty, Most Wise.

[31:28] The creation and resurrection of all of you is the same as that of one person. ALLAH is Hearer, Seer.

[31:29] Do you not realize that ALLAH merges the night into the day and merges the day into the night, and that He has committed the sun and the moon in your service, each running in its orbit for a specific life span, and that ALLAH is fully Cognizant of everything you do?

[31:30] This proves that ALLAH is the truth, while any idol they set up beside Him is falsehood, and that ALLAH is the Most High, Most Great.

[31:31] Do you not see that the ships roam the sea, carrying ALLAH's provisions, to show you some of His proofs? Indeed, these should be sufficient proofs for everyone who is steadfast, appreciative.

[31:32] When violent waves surround them, they implore ALLAH, sincerely devoting their prayers to Him alone. But as soon as He saves them to the shore, some of them revert. None discards our revelations except those who are betrayers, unappreciative.

[31:33] O people, you shall reverence your Lord, and fear a day when a father cannot help his own child, nor can a child help his father. Certainly, ALLAH's promise is truth. Therefore, do not be distracted by this life; do not be distracted from ALLAH by mere illusions.

[31:34] With ALLAH is the knowledge about the Hour (end of the world). He is the One who sends down the rain, and He knows the contents of the womb. No soul knows what will happen to it tomorrow, and no one knows in which land he or she will die. ALLAH is Omniscient, Cognizant.

Sura - 32 Prostration
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[32:0] In the name of ALLAH, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[32:1] A. L. M.

[32:2] The book is, without a doubt, a revelation from the Lord of the universe.

[32:3] They said, "He fabricated it." Indeed, this is the truth from your Lord, to warn people who never received a warner before you, that they may be guided.

[32:4] ALLAH is the One who created the Heavens and the Earth, and everything between them in six days, then assumed all authority. You have none beside Him as Lord, nor do you have an intercessor. Would you not take heed?

[32:5] All matters are controlled by Him from the heaven to the Earth. To Him, the day is equivalent to one thousand of your years.

[32:6] Knower of all secrets and declarations; the Almighty, Most Merciful.

[32:7] He is the One who perfected everything He created, and started the creation of the human from clay.

[32:8] Then He continued his reproduction through a certain lowly liquid.

[32:9] He shaped him and blew into him from His spirit. And He gave you the hearing, the eyesight, and the brains; rarely are you thankful.

[32:10] They wonder, "After we vanish into the Earth, do we get created anew?" Thus, as regards meeting their Lord, they are disbelievers.

[32:11] Say, "You will be put to death by the angel in whose charge you are placed, then to your Lord you will be returned."

[32:12] If only you could see the guilty when they bow down their heads before their Lord: "Our Lord, now we have seen and we have heard. Send us back and we will be righteous. Now we have attained certainty."

[32:13] Had we willed, we could have given every soul its guidance, but it is already predetermined that I will fill Hell with jinns and humans, all together.

[32:14] Taste the consequences of your forgetting this day; now we forget you. You have incurred eternal retribution in return for your own works.

[32:15] The only people who truly believe in our revelations are those who fall prostrate upon hearing them. They glorify and praise their Lord, without any arrogance.

[32:16] Their sides readily forsake their beds, in order to worship their Lord, out of reverence and hope, and from our provisions to them, they give.

[32:17] You have no idea how much joy and happiness are waiting for you as a reward for your (righteous) works.

[32:18] Is one who is a believer the same as one who is wicked? They are not equal.

[32:19] As for those who believe and lead a righteous life, they have deserved the eternal Paradise. Such is their abode, in return for their works.

[32:20] As for the wicked, their destiny is Hell. Every time they try to leave it, they will be forced back. They will be told, "Taste the agony of Hell which you used to disbelieve in."

[32:21] We let them taste the smaller retribution (of this world), before they incur the greater retribution (of the Hereafter), that they may (take a hint and) reform.

[32:22] Who is more evil than one who is reminded of these revelations of his Lord, then insists upon disregarding them? We will certainly punish the guilty.

[32:23] We have given Moses the scripture - do not harbor any doubt about meeting Him - and we made it a guide for the Children of Israel.

[32:24] We appointed from among them imams who guided in accordance with our commandments, because they steadfastly persevered and attained certainty about our revelations.

[32:25] Your Lord is the One who will judge them on the Day of Resurrection, regarding everything they disputed.

[32:26] Does it ever occur to them how many generations we have annihilated before them? They now live and walk in their ancestors' homes. This should provide sufficient proofs. Do they not hear?

[32:27] Do they not realize that we drive the water to barren lands, and produce with it crops to feed their livestock, as well as themselves? Do they not see?

[32:28] They challenge: "Where is that victory, if you are truthful?"

[32:29] Say, "The day such a victory comes, believing will not benefit those who did not believe before that, nor will they be given another chance."

[32:30] Therefore, disregard them and wait, they too are waiting.

Sura - 33 The Parties
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[33:0] In the name of ALLAH, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[33:1] O you prophet, you shall reverence ALLAH and do not obey the disbelievers and the hypocrites. ALLAH is Omniscient, Most Wise.

[33:2] Follow what is revealed to you from your Lord. ALLAH is fully Cognizant of everything you all do.

[33:3] And put your trust in ALLAH. ALLAH suffices as an advocate.

[33:4] ALLAH did not give any man two hearts in his chest. Nor did He turn your wives whom you estrange (according to your custom) into your mothers. Nor did He turn your adopted children into genetic offspring. All these are mere utterances that you have invented. ALLAH speaks the truth, and He guides in the (right) path.

[33:5] You shall give your adopted children names that preserve their relationship to their genetic parents. This is more equitable in the sight of ALLAH. If you do not know their parents, then, as your brethren in religion, you shall treat them as members of your family. You do not commit a sin if you make a mistake in this respect; you are responsible for your purposeful intentions. ALLAH is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

[33:6] The prophet is closer to the believers than they are to each other, and his wives are like mothers to them. The relatives ought to take care of one another in accordance with ALLAH's scripture. Thus, the believers shall take care of their relatives who immigrate to them, provided they have taken care of their own families first. These are commandments of this scripture.

[33:7] Recall that we took from the prophets their covenant, including you (O Muhammad), Noah, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus the son of Mary. We took from them a solemn pledge.

[33:8] Subsequently, He will surely question the truthful about their truthfulness, and has prepared for the disbelievers (in this Quranic fact) a painful retribution.

[33:9] O you who believe, remember ALLAH's blessing upon you; when soldiers attacked you, we sent upon them violent wind and invisible soldiers. ALLAH is Seer of everything you do.

[33:10] When they came from above you, and from beneath you, your eyes were terrified, your hearts ran out of patience, and you harbored unbefitting thoughts about ALLAH.

[33:11] That is when the believers were truly tested; they were severely shaken up.

[33:12] The hypocrites and those with doubts in their hearts said, "What ALLAH and His messenger promised us was no more than an illusion!"

[33:13] A group of them said, "O people of Yathrib, you cannot attain victory; go back." Others made up excuses to the prophet: "Our homes are vulnerable," when they were not vulnerable. They just wanted to flee.

[33:14] Had the enemy invaded and asked them to join, they would have joined the enemy without hesitation.

[33:15] They had pledged to ALLAH in the past that they would not turn around and flee; making a pledge with ALLAH involves a great responsibility.

[33:16] Say, "If you flee, you can never flee from death or from being killed. No matter what happens, you only live a short while longer."

[33:17] Say, "Who would protect you from ALLAH if He willed any adversity, or willed any blessing for you?" They can never find, beside ALLAH, any other Lord and Master.

[33:18] ALLAH is fully aware of the hinderers among you, and those who say to their comrades, "Let us all stay behind." Rarely do they mobilize for defense.

[33:19] Also, they are too stingy when dealing with you. If anything threatens the community, you see their eyes rolling with fear, as if death had already come to them. Once the crisis is over, they whip you with sharp tongues. They are too stingy with their wealth. These are not believers, and, consequently, ALLAH has nullified their works. This is easy for ALLAH to do.

[33:20] They thought that the parties might come back. In that case, they would wish that they were lost in the desert, asking about your news from afar. Had the parties attacked you while they were with you, they would rarely support you.

[33:21] The messenger of ALLAH has set up a good example for those among you who seek ALLAH and the Last Day, and constantly think about ALLAH.

[33:22] When the true believers saw the parties (ready to attack), they said, "This is what ALLAH and His messenger have promised us, and ALLAH and His messenger are truthful." This (dangerous situation) only strengthened their faith and augmented their submission.

[33:23] Among the believers there are people who fulfill their pledges with ALLAH. Some of them died, while others stand ready, never wavering.

[33:24] ALLAH will surely recompense the truthful for their truthfulness, and will punish the hypocrites, if He so wills, or redeem them. ALLAH is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

[33:25] ALLAH repulsed those who disbelieved with their rage, and they left empty-handed. ALLAH thus spared the believers any fighting. ALLAH is Powerful, Almighty.

[33:26] He also brought down their allies among the people of the scripture from their secure positions, and threw terror into their hearts. Some of them you killed, and some you took captive.

[33:27] He made you inherit their land, their homes, their money, and lands you had never stepped on. ALLAH is in full control of all things.

[33:28] O prophet, say to your wives, "If you are seeking this life and its vanities, then let me compensate you and allow you to go amicably.

[33:29] "But if you are seeking ALLAH and His messenger, and the abode of the Hereafter, then ALLAH has prepared for the righteous among you a great recompense."

[33:30] O wives of the prophet, if any of you commits a gross sin, the retribution will be doubled for her. This is easy for ALLAH to do.

[33:31] Any one of you who obeys ALLAH and His messenger, and leads a righteous life, we will grant her double the recompense, and we have prepared for her a generous provision.

[33:32] O wives of the prophet, you are not the same as any other women, if you observe righteousness. (You have a greater responsibility.) Therefore, you shall not speak too softly, lest those with disease in their hearts may get the wrong ideas; you shall speak only righteousness.

[33:33] You shall settle down in your homes, and do not mingle with the people excessively, like you used to do in the old days of ignorance. You shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), and give the obligatory charity (Zakat), and obey ALLAH and His messenger. ALLAH wishes to remove all unholiness from you, O you who live around the Sacred Shrine, and to purify you completely.

[33:34] Remember what is being recited in your homes of ALLAH's revelations and the wisdom inherent therein. ALLAH is Sublime, Cognizant.

[33:35] The submitting men, the submitting women, the believing men, the believing women, the obedient men, the obedient women, the truthful men, the truthful women, the steadfast men, the steadfast women, the reverent men, the reverent women, the charitable men, the charitable women, the fasting men, the fasting women, the chaste men, the chaste women, and the men who commemorate ALLAH frequently, and the commemorating women; ALLAH has prepared for them forgiveness and a great recompense.

[33:36] No believing man or believing woman, if ALLAH and His messenger issue any command, has any choice regarding that command. Anyone who disobeys ALLAH and His messenger has gone far astray.

[33:37] Recall that you said to the one who was blessed by ALLAH, and blessed by you, "Keep your wife and reverence ALLAH," and you hid inside yourself what ALLAH wished to proclaim. Thus, you feared the people, when you were supposed to fear only ALLAH. When Zeid was completely through with his wife, we had you marry her, in order to establish the precedent that a man may marry the divorced wife of his adopted son. ALLAH's commands shall be done.

[33:38] The prophet is not committing an error by doing anything that is made lawful by ALLAH. Such is ALLAH's system since the early generations. ALLAH's command is a sacred duty.

[33:39] Those who deliver ALLAH's messages, and who reverence Him alone, shall never fear anyone but ALLAH. ALLAH is the most efficient reckoner.

[33:40] Muhammad was not the father of any man among you. He was a messenger of ALLAH and the final prophet. ALLAH is fully aware of all things.

[33:41] O you who believe, you shall remember ALLAH frequently.

[33:42] You shall glorify Him day and night.

[33:43] He is the One who helps you, together with His angels, to lead you out of darkness into the light. He is Most Merciful towards the believers.

[33:44] Their greeting the day they meet Him is, "Peace," and He has prepared for them a generous recompense.

[33:45] O prophet, we have sent you as a witness, a bearer of good news, as well as a warner.

[33:46] Inviting to ALLAH, in accordance with His will, and a guiding beacon.

[33:47] Deliver good news to the believers, that they have deserved from ALLAH a great blessing.

[33:48] Do not obey the disbelievers and the hypocrites, disregard their insults, and put your trust in ALLAH; ALLAH suffices as an advocate.

[33:49] O you who believe, if you married believing women, then divorced them before having intercourse with them, they do not owe you any waiting interim (before marrying another man). You shall compensate them equitably, and let them go amicably.

[33:50] O prophet, we made lawful for you your wives to whom you have paid their due dowry, or what you already have, as granted to you by ALLAH. Also lawful for you in marriage are the daughters of your father's brothers, the daughters of your father's sisters, the daughters of your mother's brothers, the daughters of your mother's sisters, who have emigrated with you. Also, if a believing woman gave herself to the prophet - by forfeiting the dowry - the prophet may marry her without a dowry, if he so wishes. However, her forfeiting of the dowry applies only to the prophet, and not to the other believers. We have already decreed their rights in regard to their spouses or what they already have. This is to spare you any embarrassment. ALLAH is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

[33:51] You may gently shun any one of them, and you may bring closer to you any one of them. If you reconcile with any one you had estranged, you commit no error. In this way, they will be pleased, will have no grief, and will be content with what you equitably offer to all of them. ALLAH knows what is in your hearts. ALLAH is Omniscient, Clement.

[33:52] Beyond the categories described to you, you are enjoined from marrying any other women, nor can you substitute a new wife (from the prohibited categories), no matter how much you admire their beauty. You must be content with those already made lawful to you. ALLAH is watchful over all things.

[33:53] O you who believe, do not enter the prophet's homes unless you are given permission to eat, nor shall you force such an invitation in any manner. If you are invited, you may enter. When you finish eating, you shall leave; do not engage him in lengthy conversations. This used to hurt the prophet, and he was too shy to tell you. But ALLAH does not shy away from the truth. If you have to ask his wives for something, ask them from behind a barrier. This is purer for your hearts and their hearts. You are not to hurt the messenger of ALLAH. You shall not marry his wives after him, for this would be a gross offense in the sight of ALLAH.

[33:54] Whether you declare anything, or hide it, ALLAH is fully aware of all things.

[33:55] The women may relax (their dress code) around their fathers, their sons, their brothers, the sons of their brothers, the sons of their sisters, the other women, and their (female) servants. They shall reverence ALLAH. ALLAH witnesses all things.

[33:56] ALLAH and His angels help and support the prophet. O you who believe, you shall help and support him, and regard him as he should be regarded.

[33:57] Surely, those who oppose ALLAH and His messenger, ALLAH afflicts them with a curse in this life, and in the Hereafter; He has prepared for them a shameful retribution.

[33:58] Those who persecute the believing men and the believing women, who did not do anything wrong, have committed not only a falsehood, but also a gross sin.

[33:59] O prophet, tell your wives, your daughters, and the wives of the believers that they shall lengthen their garments. Thus, they will be recognized (as righteous women) and avoid being insulted. ALLAH is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

[33:60] Unless the hypocrites, and those with disease in their hearts, and the vicious liars of the city refrain (from persecuting you), we will surely grant you the upper hand, then they will be forced to leave within a short while.

[33:61] They have incurred condemnation wherever they go; (unless they stop attacking you,) they may be taken and killed.

[33:62] This is ALLAH's eternal system, and you will find that ALLAH's system is unchangeable.

[33:63] The people ask you about the Hour (end of the world). Say, "The knowledge thereof is only with ALLAH. For all that you know, the Hour may be close."

[33:64] ALLAH has condemned the disbelievers, and has prepared for them Hell.

[33:65] Eternally they abide therein. They will find no lord, nor a supporter.

[33:66] The day they are thrown into Hell, they will say, "Oh, we wish we obeyed ALLAH, and obeyed the messenger."

[33:67] They will also say, "Our Lord, we have obeyed our masters and leaders, but they led us astray.

[33:68] "Our Lord, give them double the retribution, and curse them a tremendous curse."

[33:69] O you who believe, do not be like those who hurt Moses, then ALLAH absolved him of what they said. He was, in the sight of ALLAH, honorable.

[33:70] O you who believe, reverence ALLAH and utter only the correct utterances.

[33:71] He will then fix your works, and forgive your sins. Those who obey ALLAH and His messenger have triumphed a great triumph.

[33:72] We have offered the responsibility (freedom of choice) to the Heavens and the earth, and the mountains, but they refused to bear it, and were afraid of it. But the human being accepted it; he was transgressing, ignorant.

[33:73] For ALLAH will inevitably punish the hypocrite men and the hypocrite women, and the idol worshipping men and the idol worshipping women. ALLAH redeems the believing men and the believing women. ALLAH is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

Sura - 34 Sheba
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[34:0] In the name of ALLAH, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[34:1] Praise be to ALLAH - to whom belongs everything in the Heavens and the Earth; all praise is also due to Him in the Hereafter. He is the Most Wise, the Cognizant.

[34:2] He knows everything that goes into the Earth, and everything that comes out of it, and everything that comes down from the sky, and everything that climbs into it. He is the Most Merciful, the Forgiving.

[34:3] Those who disbelieve have said, "The Hour will never come to pass!" Say, "Absolutely - by my Lord - it will most certainly come to you. He is the Knower of the future. Not even the equivalent of an atom's weight is hidden from Him, be it in the Heavens or the Earth. Not even smaller than that, or larger (is hidden). All are in a profound record."

[34:4] Most certainly, He will reward those who believe and lead a righteous life. These have deserved forgiveness and a generous provision.

[34:5] As for those who constantly challenge our revelations, they have incurred a retribution of painful humiliation.

[34:6] It is evident to those who are blessed with knowledge that this revelation from your Lord to you is the truth, and that it guides to the path of the Almighty, the Most Praiseworthy.

[34:7] Those who disbelieve have said, "Let us show you a man who tells you that after you are torn apart you will be created anew.

[34:8] "Either he fabricated lies about ALLAH, or he is crazy." Indeed, those who disbelieve in the Hereafter have incurred the worst retribution; they have gone far astray.

[34:9] Have they not seen all the things in front of them and behind them, in the heaven and the Earth? If we willed, we could have caused the Earth to swallow them, or caused masses to fall on them from the sky. This should be a sufficient proof for every obedient servant.

[34:10] We endowed David with blessings from us: "O mountains, submit with him, and you too, O birds." We softened the iron for him.

[34:11] "You may make shields that fit perfectly, and work righteousness. Whatever you do, I am Seer thereof."

[34:12] To Solomon we committed the wind at his disposal, traveling one month coming and one month going. And we caused a spring of oil to gush out for him. Also, the jinns worked for him, by his Lord's leave. Any one of them who disregarded our commands, we subjected him to a severe retribution.

[34:13] They made for him anything he wanted - niches, statues, deep pools, and heavy cooking pots. O family of David, work (righteousness) to show your appreciation. Only a few of My servants are appreciative.

[34:14] When the appointed time for his death came, they had no clue that he had died. Not until one of the animals tried to eat his staff, and he fell down, did the jinns realized that he was dead. They thus realized that if they really knew the unseen, they would have stopped working so hard as soon as he died.

[34:15] Sheba's homeland used to be a marvel, with two gardens on the right and the left. Eat from your Lord's provisions, and be appreciative of Him - good land, and a forgiving Lord.

[34:16] They turned away and, consequently, we poured upon them a disastrous flood, and we substituted their two gardens into two gardens of bad tasting fruits, thorny plants, and a skimpy harvest.

[34:17] We thus requited them for their disbelief. Do we not requite only the disbelievers?

[34:18] We placed between them and the communities that we blessed other oases, and we secured the journey between them: "Travel therein days and nights in complete security."

[34:19] But they (turned unappreciative and) challenged: "Our Lord, we do not care if You increase the distance of our journeys (without any stations)." They thus wronged their own souls. Consequently, we made them history, and scattered them into small communities throughout the land. This should provide lessons for those who are steadfast, appreciative.

[34:20] Satan found them readily fulfilling his expectations. They followed him, except a few believers.

[34:21] He never had any power over them. But we thus distinguish those who believe in the Hereafter from those who are doubtful about it. Your Lord is in full control of all things.

[34:22] Say, "Implore the idols you have set up beside ALLAH. They do not possess as much as a single atom in the Heavens, or the Earth. They possess no partnership therein, nor does He permit them to be His assistants."

[34:23] Intercession with Him will be in vain, unless it coincides with His will. When their minds are finally settled down, and they ask, "What did your Lord say," they will say, "The truth." He is the Most High, the Most Great.

[34:24] Say, "Who provides for you, from the Heavens and the Earth?" Say, "ALLAH," and "Either we or you are guided, or have gone far astray."

[34:25] Say, "You are not responsible for our crimes, nor are we responsible for what you do."

[34:26] Say, "Our Lord will gather us all together before Him, then He will judge between us equitably. He is the Judge, the Omniscient."

[34:27] Say, "Show me the idols you have set up as partners with Him!" Say, "No; He is the one ALLAH, the Almighty, Most Wise."

[34:28] We have sent you (O Rashad) to all the people, a bearer of good news, as well as a warner, but most people do not know.

[34:29] They challenge, "When will this promise come to pass, if you are truthful?"

[34:30] Say, "You have a specific time, on a specific day, that you cannot delay by one hour, nor advance."

[34:31] Those who disbelieve have said, "We will not believe in this Quran, nor in the previous scriptures." If you could only envision these transgressors when they stand before their Lord! They will argue with one another back and forth. The followers will tell their leaders, "If it were not for you, we would have been believers."

[34:32] The leaders will say to those who followed them, "Are we the ones who diverted you from the guidance after it came to you? No; it is you who were wicked."

[34:33] The followers will say to their leaders, "It was you who schemed night and day, then commanded us to be unappreciative of ALLAH, and to set up idols to rank with Him." They will be ridden with remorse, when they see the retribution, for we will place shackles around the necks of those who disbelieved. Are they not justly requited for what they did?

[34:34] Every time we sent a warner to a community, the leaders of that community said, "We reject the message you are sent with."

[34:35] They also said, "We are more powerful, with more money and children, and we will not be punished."

[34:36] Say, "My Lord is the One who controls all provisions; He grants the provisions to whomever He wills, or reduces them, but most people do not know."

[34:37] It is not your money or your children that bring you closer to us. Only those who believe and lead a righteous life will receive the reward for their works, multiplied manifold. In the abode of Paradise they will live in perfect peace.

[34:38] As for those who consistently challenge our revelations, they will abide in retribution.

[34:39] Say, "My Lord is the One who controls all provisions; He increases the provisions for whomever He chooses from among His servants, or reduces them. Anything you spend (in the cause of ALLAH), He will reward you for it; He is the Best Provider."

[34:40] On the day when He summons them all, He will say to the angels, "Did these people worship you?"

[34:41] They will answer, "Be You glorified. You are our Lord and Master, not them. Instead, they were worshipping the jinns; most of them were believers therein."

[34:42] On that day, you possess no power to help or harm one another, and we will say to the transgressors, "Taste the retribution of the Hell that you used to deny."

[34:43] When our proofs were recited to them, perfectly clear, they said, "This is simply a man who wants to divert you from the way your parents are worshipping." They also said, "These are fabricated lies." Those who disbelieved also said about the truth that came to them, "This is obviously magic."

[34:44] We did not give them any other books to study, nor did we send to them before you another warner.

[34:45] Those before them disbelieved, and even though they did not see one-tenth of (the miracle) we have given to this generation, when they disbelieved My messengers, how severe was My retribution!

[34:46] Say, "I ask you to do one thing: Devote yourselves to ALLAH, in pairs or as individuals, then reflect. Your friend (Rashad) is not crazy. He is a manifest warner to you, just before the advent of a terrible retribution."

[34:47] Say, "I do not ask you for any wage; you can keep it. My wage comes only from ALLAH. He witnesses all things."

[34:48] Say, "My Lord causes the truth to prevail. He is the Knower of all secrets."

[34:49] Say, "The truth has come; while falsehood can neither initiate anything, nor repeat it."

[34:50] Say, "If I go astray, I go astray because of my own shortcomings. And if I am guided, it is because of my Lord's inspiration. He is Hearer, Near."

[34:51] If you could only see them when the great terror strikes them; they cannot escape then, and they will be taken away forcibly.

[34:52] They will then say, "We now believe in it," but it will be far too late.

[34:53] They have rejected it in the past; they have decided instead to uphold conjecture and guesswork.

[34:54] Consequently, they were deprived of everything they longed for. This is the same fate as their counterparts in the previous generations. They harbored too many doubts.

Sura - 35 Initiator
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[35:0] In the name of ALLAH, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[35:1] Praise be to ALLAH, Initiator of the Heavens and the Earth, and appointer of the angels to be messengers with wings - two, three, and four (wings). He increases the creation as He wills. ALLAH is Omnipotent.

[35:2] When ALLAH showers the people with mercy, no force can stop it. And if He withholds it, no force, other than He, can send it. He is the Almighty, Most Wise.

[35:3] O people, remember ALLAH's blessings upon you. Is there any creator other than ALLAH who provides for you from the heaven and the Earth? There is no other god beside Him. How could you deviate?

[35:4] If they disbelieve you, messengers before you have been disbelieved. ALLAH is in control of all things.

[35:5] O people, ALLAH's promise is the truth; therefore, do not be distracted by this lowly life. Do not be diverted from ALLAH by mere illusions.

[35:6] The devil is your enemy, so treat him as an enemy. He only invites his party to be the dwellers of Hell.

[35:7] Those who disbelieve have incurred a severe retribution, and those who believe and lead a righteous life have deserved forgiveness and a great recompense.

[35:8] Note the one whose evil work is adorned in his eyes, until he thinks that it is righteous. ALLAH thus sends astray whoever wills (to go astray), and He guides whoever wills (to be guided). Therefore, do not grieve over them. ALLAH is fully aware of everything they do.

[35:9] ALLAH is the One who sends the winds to stir up clouds, then we drive them towards barren lands, and revive such lands after they were dead. Thus is the resurrection.

[35:10] Anyone seeking dignity should know that to ALLAH belongs all dignity. To Him ascends the good words, and He exalts the righteous works. As for those who scheme evil works, they incur severe retribution; the scheming of such people is destined to fail.

[35:11] ALLAH created you from dust, then from a tiny drop, then He causes you to reproduce through your spouses. No female becomes pregnant, nor gives birth, without His knowledge. No one survives for a long life, and no one's life is snapped short, except in accordance with a pre-existing record. This is easy for ALLAH.

[35:12] The two seas are not the same; one is fresh and delicious, while the other is salty and undrinkable. From each of them you eat tender meat, and extract jewelry to wear. And you see the ships sailing through them, seeking His provisions, that you may be appreciative.

[35:13] He merges the night into the day, and merges the day into the night. He has committed the sun and the moon to run for a predetermined period of time. Such is ALLAH your Lord; to Him belongs all kingship. Any idols you set up beside Him do not possess as much as a seed's shell.

[35:14] If you call on them, they cannot hear you. Even if they hear you, they cannot respond to you. On the Day of Resurrection, they will disown you. None can inform you like the Most Cognizant.

[35:15] O people, you are the ones who need ALLAH, while ALLAH is in no need for anyone, the Most Praiseworthy.

[35:16] If He wills, He can get rid of you and substitute a new creation.

[35:17] This is not too difficult for ALLAH.

[35:18] No soul can carry the sins of another soul. If a soul that is loaded with sins implores another to bear part of its load, no other soul can carry any part of it, even if they were related. The only people to heed your warnings are those who reverence their Lord, even when alone in their privacy, and observe the Contact Prayers (Salat). Whoever purifies his soul, does so for his own good. To ALLAH is the final destiny.

[35:19] The blind and the seer are not equal.

[35:20] Nor are the darkness and the light.

[35:21] Nor are the coolness of the shade and the heat of the sun.

[35:22] Nor are the living and the dead; ALLAH causes whomever He wills to hear. You cannot make hearers out of those in the graves.

[35:23] You are no more than a warner.

[35:24] We have sent you with the truth, a bearer of good news, as well as a warner. Every community must receive a warner.

[35:25] If they disbelieve you, those before them have also disbelieved. Their messengers went to them with clear proofs, and the Psalms, and the enlightening scriptures.

[35:26] Subsequently, I punished those who disbelieved; how terrible was My retribution!

[35:27] Do you not realize that ALLAH sends down from the sky water, whereby we produce fruits of various colors? Even the mountains have different colors; the peaks are white, or red, or some other color. And the ravens are black.

[35:28] Also, the people, the animals, and the livestock come in various colors. This is why the people who truly reverence ALLAH are those who are knowledgeable. ALLAH is Almighty, Forgiving.

[35:29] Surely, those who recite the book of ALLAH, observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), and from our provisions to them they spend - secretly and publicly - are engaged in an investment that never loses.

[35:30] He will recompense them generously, and will multiply His blessings upon them. He is Forgiving, Appreciative.

[35:31] What we revealed to you in this scripture is the truth, consummating all previous scriptures. ALLAH is fully Cognizant of His servants, Seer.

[35:32] We passed the scripture from generation to generation, and we allowed whomever we chose from among our servants to receive it. Subsequently, some of them wronged their souls, others upheld it only part of the time, while others were eager to work righteousness in accordance with ALLAH's will; this is the greatest triumph.

[35:33] They will enter the gardens of Eden, where they will be adorned with bracelets of gold and pearls, and their garments in it will be made of silk.

[35:34] They will say, "Praise ALLAH for removing all our worries. Our Lord is Forgiving, Appreciative.

[35:35] "He has admitted us into the abode of eternal bliss, out of His grace. Never do we get bored herein, never do we get tired."

[35:36] As for those who disbelieve, they have incurred the fire of Hell, where they are never finished by death, nor is the retribution ever commuted for them. We thus requite the unappreciative.

[35:37] They will scream therein, "Our Lord, if you get us out of here, we will work righteousness, instead of the works we used to do." Did we not give you a life-long chance, with continuous reminders for those who would take heed? Did you not receive the warner? Therefore, taste (the consequences). The transgressors will have no one to help them.

[35:38] ALLAH is the Knower of the future of the Heavens and the Earth. He is the Knower of all innermost thoughts.

[35:39] He is the One who made you inheritors of the Earth. Subsequently, whoever chooses to disbelieve does so to his own detriment. The disbelief of the disbelievers only augments their Lord's abhorrence towards them. The disbelief of the disbelievers plunges them deeper into loss.

[35:40] Say, "Consider the idols you have set up beside ALLAH; show me what on Earth have they created." Do they own any partnership in the Heavens? Have we given them a book wherein there is no doubt? Indeed, what the transgressors promise one another is no more than an illusion.

[35:41] ALLAH is the One who holds the Heavens and the Earth, lest they vanish. If anyone else is to hold them, they will most certainly vanish. He is Clement, Forgiving.

[35:42] They swore by ALLAH solemnly that if a warner went to them, they would be better guided than a certain congregation! However, now that the warner did come to them, this only plunged them deeper into aversion.

[35:43] They resorted to arrogance on Earth, and evil scheming, and the evil schemes only backfire on those who scheme them. Should they then expect anything but the fate of those who did the same things in the past? You will find that ALLAH's system is never changeable; you will find that ALLAH's system is immutable.

[35:44] Have they not roamed the Earth and noted the consequences for those who preceded them? They were even stronger than they. Nothing can be hidden from ALLAH in the Heavens, nor on Earth. He is Omniscient, Omnipotent.

[35:45] If ALLAH punished the people for their sins, He would not leave a single creature on Earth. But He respites them for a predetermined interim. Once their interim is fulfilled, then ALLAH is Seer of His servants.