Sura - 36 Y. S.
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[36:0] In the name of ALLAH, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[36:1] Y. S. (Yaa Seen)

[36:2] And the Quran that is full of wisdom.

[36:3] Most assuredly, you (Rashad) are one of the messengers.

[36:4] On a straight path.

[36:5] This revelation is from the Almighty, Most Merciful.

[36:6] To warn people whose parents were never warned, and therefore, they are unaware.

[36:7] It has been predetermined that most of them do not believe.

[36:8] For we place around their necks shackles, up to their chins. Consequently, they become locked in their disbelief.

[36:9] And we place a barrier in front of them, and a barrier behind them, and thus, we veil them; they cannot see.

[36:10] It is the same whether you warn them or not, they cannot believe.

[36:11] You will be heeded only by those who uphold this message, and reverence the Most Gracious - even when alone in their privacy. Give them good news of forgiveness and a generous recompense.

[36:12] We will certainly revive the dead, and we have recorded everything they have done in this life, as well as the consequences that continue after their death. Everything we have counted in a profound record.

[36:13] Cite for them the example of people in a community that received the messengers.

[36:14] When we sent to them two (messengers), they disbelieved them. We then supported them by a third. They said, "We are (ALLAH's) messengers to you."

[36:15] They said, "You are no more than human beings like us. The Most Gracious did not send down anything. You are liars."

[36:16] They said, "Our Lord knows that we have been sent to you.

[36:17] "Our sole mission is to deliver the message."

[36:18] They said, "We consider you bad omens. Unless you refrain, we will surely stone you, or afflict you with painful retribution."

[36:19] They said, "Your omen depends on your response, now that you have been reminded. Indeed, you are transgressing people."

[36:20] A man came from the other end of the city, saying, "O my people, follow the messengers.

[36:21] "Follow those who do not ask you for any wage, and are guided.

[36:22] "Why should I not worship the One who initiated me, and to Him is your ultimate return?

[36:23] "Shall I set up beside Him gods? If the Most Gracious willed any harm for me, their intercession cannot help me one bit, nor can they rescue me.

[36:24] "In that case, I would be totally astray.

[36:25] "I have believed in your Lord; please listen to me."

[36:26] (At the time of his death) he was told, "Enter Paradise." He said, "Oh, I wish my people knew.

[36:27] "That my Lord has forgiven me, and made me honorable."

[36:28] We did not send down upon his people, after him, soldiers from the sky; we did not need to send them down.

[36:29] All it took was one blow, whereupon they were stilled.

[36:30] How sorry is the people's condition! Every time a messenger went to them, they always ridiculed him.

[36:31] Did they not see how many generations we annihilated before them, and how they never return to them?

[36:32] Every one of them will be summoned before us.

[36:33] One sign for them is the dead land: we revive it and produce from it grains for their food.

[36:34] We grow in it gardens of date palms, and grapes, and we cause springs to gush out therein.

[36:35] This is to provide them with fruits, and to let them manufacture with their own hands whatever they need. Would they be thankful?

[36:36] Glory be to the One who created all kinds of plants from the Earth, as well as themselves, and other creations that they do not even know.

[36:37] Another sign for them is the night: we remove the daylight therefrom, whereupon they are in darkness.

[36:38] The sun sets into a specific location, according to the design of the Almighty, the Omniscient.

[36:39] The moon we designed to appear in stages, until it becomes like an old curved sheath.

[36:40] The sun is never to catch up with the moon - the night and the day never deviate - each of them is floating in its own orbit.

[36:41] Another sign for them is that we carried their ancestors on the loaded ark.

[36:42] Then we created the same for them to ride in.

[36:43] If we willed, we could have drowned them, so that their screaming would not be heard, nor could they be saved.

[36:44] Instead, we shower them with mercy, and let them enjoy for awhile.

[36:45] Yet, when they are told, "Learn from your past, to work righteousness for your future, that you may attain mercy,"

[36:46] No matter what kind of proof is given to them from their Lord, they consistently disregard it.

[36:47] When they are told, "Give from ALLAH's provisions to you," those who disbelieve say to those who believe, "Why should we give to those whom ALLAH could feed, if He so willed? You are really far astray."

[36:48] They also challenge, "When will that promise come to pass, if you are truthful?"

[36:49] All they see will be one blow that overwhelms them, while they dispute.

[36:50] They will not even have time to make a will, nor will they be able to return to their people.

[36:51] The horn will be blown, whereupon they will rise from the grave and go to their Lord.

[36:52] They will say, "Woe to us. Who resurrected us from our death? This is what the Most Gracious has promised. The messengers were right."

[36:53] All it will take is one blow, whereupon they are summoned before us.

[36:54] On that day, no soul will be wronged in the least. You will be paid precisely for whatever you did.

[36:55] The dwellers of Paradise will be, on that day, happily busy.

[36:56] They abide with their spouses in beautiful shade, enjoying comfortable furnishings.

[36:57] They will have fruits therein; they will have anything they wish.

[36:58] Greetings of peace from a Most Merciful Lord.

[36:59] As for you, O guilty ones, you will be set aside.

[36:60] Did I not covenant with you, O Children of Adam, that you shall not worship the devil? That he is your most ardent enemy?

[36:61] And that you shall worship Me alone? This is the right path.

[36:62] He has misled multitudes of you. Did you not possess any understanding?

[36:63] This is the Hell that was promised for you.

[36:64] Today you will burn in it, as a consequence of your disbelief.

[36:65] On that day we will seal their mouths; their hands and feet will bear witness to everything they had done.

[36:66] If we will, we can veil their eyes and, consequently, when they seek the path, they will not see.

[36:67] If we will, we can freeze them in place; thus, they can neither move forward, nor go back.

[36:68] Whomever we permit to live for a long time, we revert him to weakness. Do they not understand?

[36:69] What we taught him (the messenger) was not poetry, nor is he (a poet). This is but a formidable proof, and a profound Quran.

[36:70] To preach to those who are alive, and to expose the disbelievers.

[36:71] Have they not seen that we created for them, with our own hands, livestock that they own?

[36:72] And we subdued them for them; some they ride, and some they eat.

[36:73] They derive other benefits from them, as well as drinks. Would they not be appreciative?

[36:74] They set up beside ALLAH other gods, perhaps they can be of help to them!

[36:75] On the contrary, they cannot help them; they end up serving them as devoted soldiers.

[36:76] Therefore, do not be saddened by their utterances. We are fully aware of everything they conceal and everything they declare.

[36:77] Does the human being not see that we created him from a tiny drop, then he turns into an ardent enemy?

[36:78] He raises a question to us - while forgetting his initial creation - "Who can resurrect the bones after they had rotted?"

[36:79] Say, "The One who initiated them in the first place will resurrect them. He is fully aware of every creation."

[36:80] He is the One who creates for you, from the green trees, fuel which you burn for light.

[36:81] Is not the One who created the Heavens and the Earth able to recreate the same? Yes indeed; He is the Creator, the Omniscient.

[36:82] All He needs to do to carry out any command is to say to it, "Be," and it is.

[36:83] Therefore, glory be to the One in whose hand is the sovereignty over all things, and to Him you will be returned.

Sura - 37 The Arrangers.
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[37:0] In the name of ALLAH, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[37:1] The arrangers in columns.

[37:2] The blamers of those to be blamed.

[37:3] The reciters of the messages.

[37:4] Your god is only one.

[37:5] The Lord of the Heavens and the Earth, and everything between them, and Lord of the easts.

[37:6] We have adorned the lowest heaven with adorning planets.

[37:7] We guarded it from every evil devil.

[37:8] They cannot spy on the High Society; they get bombarded from every side.

[37:9] They have been condemned; they have incurred an eternal retribution.

[37:10] If any of them ventures to charge the outer limits, he gets struck with a fierce projectile.

[37:11] Ask them, "Are they more difficult to create, or the other creations?" We created them from wet mud.

[37:12] While you are awed, they mock.

[37:13] When reminded, they take no heed.

[37:14] When they see proof, they ridicule it.

[37:15] They say, "This is obviously magic!

[37:16] "After we die and become dust and bones, do we get resurrected?

[37:17] "Even our ancient ancestors?"

[37:18] Say, "Yes, you will be forcibly summoned."

[37:19] All it takes is one nudge, whereupon they (stand up) looking.

[37:20] They will say, "Woe to us; this is the Day of Judgment."

[37:21] This is the day of decision that you used to disbelieve in.

[37:22] Summon the transgressors, and their spouses, and the idols they worshipped

[37:23] beside ALLAH, and guide them to the path of Hell.

[37:24] Stop them, and ask them:

[37:25] "Why do you not help one another?"

[37:26] They will be, on that day, totally submitting.

[37:27] They will come to each other, questioning and blaming one another.

[37:28] They will say (to their leaders), "You used to come to us from the right side."

[37:29] They will respond, "It is you who were not believers.

[37:30] "We never had any power over you; it is you who were wicked.

[37:31] "We justly incurred our Lord's judgment; now we have to suffer.

[37:32] "We misled you, only because we were astray."

[37:33] Thus, together they will all partake of the retribution on that day.

[37:34] This is how we requite the guilty.

[37:35] When they were told, "Laa Elaaha Ella Allah [There is no other god beside ALLAH]," they turned arrogant.

[37:36] They said, "Shall we leave our gods for the sake of a crazy poet?"

[37:37] In fact, he has brought the truth, and has confirmed the messengers.

[37:38] Most assuredly, you will taste the most painful retribution.

[37:39] You are requited only for what you have done.

[37:40] Only ALLAH's servants who are absolutely devoted to Him alone (will be saved).

[37:41] They have deserved provisions that are reserved specifically for them.

[37:42] All kinds of fruits. They will be honored.

[37:43] In the gardens of bliss.

[37:44] On furnishings close to one another.

[37:45] Cups of pure drinks will be offered to them.

[37:46] Clear and delicious for the drinkers.

[37:47] Never polluted, and never exhausted.

[37:48] With them will be wonderful companions.

[37:49] Protected like fragile eggs.

[37:50] They will come to each other, and confer with one another.

[37:51] One of them will say, "I used to have a friend.

[37:52] "He used to mock: `Do you believe all this?

[37:53] " `After we die and turn into dust and bones, do we get called to account?' "

[37:54] He will say, "Just take a look!"

[37:55] When he looks, he will see his friend in the heart of Hell.

[37:56] He (will go to him and) say, "By ALLAH, you almost ruined me.

[37:57] "If it were not for my Lord's blessing, I would have been with you now.

[37:58] "(Do you still believe) that we die,

[37:59] "only the first death, and we never receive any requital?"

[37:60] Such is the greatest triumph.

[37:61] This is what every worker should work for.

[37:62] Is this a better destiny, or the tree of bitterness?

[37:63] We have rendered it a punishment for the transgressors.

[37:64] It is a tree that grows in the heart of Hell.

[37:65] Its flowers look like the devils' heads.

[37:66] They will eat from it until their bellies are filled up.

[37:67] Then they will top it with a hellish drink.

[37:68] Then they will return to Hell.

[37:69] They found their parents astray.

[37:70] And they blindly followed in their footsteps.

[37:71] Most of the previous generations have strayed in the same manner.

[37:72] We have sent to them warners.

[37:73] Note the consequences for those who have been warned.

[37:74] Only ALLAH's servants who are absolutely devoted to Him alone (are saved).

[37:75] Thus, Noah called upon us, and we were the best responders.

[37:76] We saved him and his family from the great disaster.

[37:77] We made his companions the survivors.

[37:78] And we preserved his history for subsequent generations.

[37:79] Peace be upon Noah among the peoples.

[37:80] We thus reward the righteous.

[37:81] He is one of our believing servants.

[37:82] We drowned all the others.

[37:83] Among his followers was Abraham.

[37:84] He came to his Lord wholeheartedly.

[37:85] He said to his father and his people, "What are you worshipping?

[37:86] "Is it these fabricated gods, instead of ALLAH, that you want?

[37:87] "What do you think of the Lord of the universe?"

[37:88] He looked carefully at the stars.

[37:89] Then he gave up and said, "I am tired of this!"

[37:90] They turned away from him.

[37:91] He then turned on their idols, saying, "Would you like to eat?

[37:92] "Why do you not speak?"

[37:93] He then destroyed them.

[37:94] They went to him in a great rage.

[37:95] He said, "How can you worship what you carve?

[37:96] "When ALLAH has created you, and everything you make!"

[37:97] They said, "Let us build a great fire, and throw him into it."

[37:98] They schemed against him, but we made them the losers.

[37:99] He said, "I am going to my Lord; He will guide me."

[37:100] "My Lord, grant me righteous children."

[37:101] We gave him good news of a good child.

[37:102] When he grew enough to work with him, he said, "My son, I see in a dream that I am sacrificing you. What do you think?" He said, "O my father, do what you are commanded to do. You will find me, ALLAH willing, patient."

[37:103] They both submitted, and he put his forehead down (to sacrifice him).

[37:104] We called him: "O Abraham.

[37:105] "You have believed the dream." We thus reward the righteous.

[37:106] That was an exacting test indeed.

[37:107] We ransomed (Ismail) by substituting an animal sacrifice.

[37:108] And we preserved his history for subsequent generations.

[37:109] Peace be upon Abraham.

[37:110] We thus reward the righteous.

[37:111] He is one of our believing servants.

[37:112] Then we gave him the good news about the birth of Isaac, to be one of the righteous prophets.

[37:113] We blessed him and Isaac. Among their descendants, some are righteous, and some are wicked transgressors.

[37:114] We also blessed Moses and Aaron.

[37:115] We delivered them and their people from the great disaster.

[37:116] We supported them, until they became the winners.

[37:117] We gave both of them the profound scripture.

[37:118] We guided them in the right path.

[37:119] We preserved their history for subsequent generations.

[37:120] Peace be upon Moses and Aaron.

[37:121] We thus reward the righteous.

[37:122] Both of them were among our righteous servants.

[37:123] Elias was one of the messengers.

[37:124] He said to his people, "Would you not work righteousness?

[37:125] "Do you worship a statue, instead of the Supreme Creator?

[37:126] "ALLAH; your Lord, and the Lord of your forefathers!"

[37:127] They disbelieved him. Consequently, they had to be called to account.

[37:128] Only ALLAH's servants who are absolutely devoted to Him alone (are saved).

[37:129] We preserved his history for subsequent generations.

[37:130] Peace be upon Elias, and all those like Elias.

[37:131] We thus reward the righteous.

[37:132] He was one of our believing servants.

[37:133] Lot was one of the messengers.

[37:134] We saved him and all his family.

[37:135] Only the old woman was doomed.

[37:136] We annihilated all the others.

[37:137] You still pass by their ruins by day.

[37:138] And by night. Would you understand?

[37:139] Jonah was one of the messengers.

[37:140] He escaped to the loaded ship.

[37:141] He rebelled and thus, he joined the losers.

[37:142] Consequently, the fish swallowed him, and he was the one to blame.

[37:143] If it were not that he resorted to meditation (on ALLAH),

[37:144] he would have stayed in its belly until the Day of Resurrection.

[37:145] We had him thrown up into the desert, exhausted.

[37:146] We had a tree of edible fruit grown for him.

[37:147] Then we sent him to a hundred thousand, or more.

[37:148] They did believe, and we let them enjoy this life.

[37:149] Ask them if your Lord have daughters, while they have sons!

[37:150] Did we create the angels to be females? Did they witness that?

[37:151] Indeed, they grossly blaspheme when they say -

[37:152] "ALLAH has begotten a son." Indeed, they are liars.

[37:153] Did He choose the girls over the boys?

[37:154] What is wrong with your logic?

[37:155] Why do you not take heed?

[37:156] Do you have any proof?

[37:157] Show us your book, if you are truthful.

[37:158] They even invented a special relationship between Him and the jinns. The jinns themselves know that they are subservient.

[37:159] ALLAH be glorified; far above their claims.

[37:160] Only ALLAH's servants who are devoted to Him alone (are saved).

[37:161] Indeed, you and what you worship.

[37:162] Cannot impose anything on Him.

[37:163] Only you will burn in Hell.

[37:164] Each one of us has a specific job.

[37:165] We are the arrangers.

[37:166] We have duly glorified (our Lord).

[37:167] They used to say,

[37:168] "Had we received the correct instructions from our parents,

[37:169] "we would have been worshipers; devoted to ALLAH alone."

[37:170] But they disbelieved, and they will surely find out.

[37:171] Our decision is already decreed for our servants the messengers.

[37:172] They are surely the victors.

[37:173] Our soldiers are the winners.

[37:174] So disregard them for awhile.

[37:175] Watch them; they too will watch.

[37:176] Do they challenge our retribution?

[37:177] When it hits them one day, it will be a miserable day; they have been sufficiently warned.

[37:178] Disregard them for awhile.

[37:179] Watch them; they too will watch.

[37:180] Glory be to your Lord, the great Lord; far above their claims.

[37:181] And peace be upon the messengers.

[37:182] And praise be to ALLAH, Lord of the universe.

Sura - 38 S.
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[38:0] In the name of ALLAH, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[38:1] S. (Saad), and the Quran that contains the proof.

[38:2] Those who disbelieve have plunged into arrogance and defiance.

[38:3] Many a generation before them we annihilated. They called for help, in vain.

[38:4] They wondered that a warner should come to them, from among them. The disbelievers said, "A magician, a liar.

[38:5] "Did he make the gods into one god? This is really strange."

[38:6] The leaders announced, "Go and steadfastly persevere in worshipping your gods. This is what is desired.

[38:7] "We never heard of this from the religion of our fathers. This is a lie.

[38:8] "Why did the proof come down to him, instead of us?" Indeed, they are doubtful of My proof. Indeed, they have not yet tasted My retribution.

[38:9] Do they own the treasures of mercy of your Lord, the Almighty, the Grantor.

[38:10] Do they possess the sovereignty of the Heavens and the Earth, and everything between them? Let them help themselves.

[38:11] Instead, whatever forces they can muster - even if all their parties banded together - will be defeated.

[38:12] Disbelieving before them were the people of Noah, `Aad, and the mighty Pharaoh.

[38:13] Also, Thamoud, the people of Lot, the dwellers of the Woods (of Midyan); those were the opponents.

[38:14] Each of them disbelieved the messengers and thus, My retribution was inevitable.

[38:15] These people can expect a single blow, from which they never recover.

[38:16] They challenged: "Our Lord, why do you not rush the retribution for us, before the Day of Reckoning."

[38:17] Be patient in the face of their utterances, and remember our servant David, the resourceful; he was obedient.

[38:18] We committed the mountains in his service, glorifying with him night and day.

[38:19] Also the birds were committed to serve him; all were obedient to him.

[38:20] We strengthened his kingship, and endowed him with wisdom and good logic.

[38:21] Have you received news of the feuding men who sneaked into his sanctuary?

[38:22] When they entered his room, he was startled. They said, "Have no fear. We are feuding with one another, and we are seeking your fair judgment. Do not wrong us, and guide us in the right path.

[38:23] "This brother of mine owns ninety nine sheep, while I own one sheep. He wants to mix my sheep with his, and continues to pressure me."

[38:24] He said, "He is being unfair to you by asking to combine your sheep with his. Most people who combine their properties treat each other unfairly, except those who believe and work righteousness, and these are so few." Afterwards, David wondered if he made the right judgment. He thought that we were testing him. He then implored his Lord for forgiveness, bowed down, and repented.

[38:25] We forgave him in this matter. We have granted him a position of honor with us, and a beautiful abode.

[38:26] O David, we have made you a ruler on Earth. Therefore, you shall judge among the people equitably, and do not follow your personal opinion, lest it diverts you from the way of ALLAH. Surely, those who stray off the way of ALLAH incur severe retribution for forgetting the Day of Reckoning.

[38:27] We did not create the heaven and the Earth, and everything between them, in vain. Such is the thinking of those who disbelieve. Therefore, woe to those who disbelieve; they will suffer in Hell.

[38:28] Shall we treat those who believe and lead a righteous life as we treat those who commit evil on Earth? Shall we treat the righteous as we treat the wicked?

[38:29] This is a scripture that we sent down to you, that is sacred - perhaps they reflect on its verses. Those who possess intelligence will take heed.

[38:30] To David we granted Solomon; a good and obedient servant.

[38:31] One day he became preoccupied with beautiful horses, until the night fell.

[38:32] He then said, "I enjoyed the material things more than I enjoyed worshipping my Lord, until the sun was gone.

[38:33] "Bring them back." (To bid farewell,) he rubbed their legs and necks.

[38:34] We thus put Solomon to the test; we blessed him with vast material wealth, but he steadfastly submitted.

[38:35] He said, "My Lord, forgive me, and grant me a kingship never attained by anyone else. You are the Grantor."

[38:36] We (answered his prayer and) committed the wind at his disposal, pouring rain wherever he wanted.

[38:37] And the devils, building and diving.

[38:38] Others were placed at his disposal.

[38:39] "This is our provision to you; you may give generously, or withhold, without limits."

[38:40] He has deserved an honorable position with us, and a wonderful abode.

[38:41] Remember our servant Job: he called upon his Lord, "The devil has afflicted me with hardship and pain."

[38:42] "Strike the ground with your foot. A spring will give you healing and a drink."

[38:43] We restored his family for him; twice as many. Such is our mercy; a reminder for those who possess intelligence.

[38:44] "Now, you shall travel the land and preach the message, to fulfill your pledge." We found him steadfast. What a good servant! He was a submitter.

[38:45] Remember also our servants Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. They were resourceful, and possessed vision.

[38:46] We bestowed upon them a great blessing: awareness of the Hereafter.

[38:47] They were chosen, for they were among the most righteous.

[38:48] Remember Ismail, Elisha, and Zal-Kifl; among the most righteous.

[38:49] This is a reminder: the righteous have deserved a wonderful destiny.

[38:50] The gardens of Eden will open up their gates for them.

[38:51] Relaxing therein, they will be given many kinds of fruits and drinks.

[38:52] They will have wonderful spouses.

[38:53] This is what you have deserved on the Day of Reckoning.

[38:54] Our provisions are inexhaustible.

[38:55] As for the transgressors, they have incurred a miserable destiny.

[38:56] Hell is where they burn; what a miserable abode!

[38:57] What they taste therein will be hellish drinks and bitter food.

[38:58] And much more of the same kind.

[38:59] "This is a group to be thrown into Hell with you." They will not be welcomed (by the residents of Hell). They have deserved to burn in the hellfire.

[38:60] The newcomers will respond, "Nor are you welcomed. You are the ones who preceded us and misled us. Therefore, suffer this miserable end."

[38:61] They will also say, "Our Lord, these are the ones who led us into this; double the retribution of hellfire for them."

[38:62] They will say, "How come we do not see (in Hell) people we used to count among the wicked?

[38:63] "We used to ridicule them; we used to turn our eyes away from them."

[38:64] This is a predetermined fact: the people of Hell will feud with one another.

[38:65] Say, "I warn you; there is no other god beside ALLAH, the One, the Supreme.

[38:66] "The Lord of the Heavens and the Earth, and everything between them; the Almighty, the Forgiving."

[38:67] Say, "Here is awesome news.

[38:68] "That you are totally oblivious to.

[38:69] "I had no knowledge previously, about the feud in the High Society.

[38:70] "I am inspired that my sole mission is to deliver the warnings to you."

[38:71] Your Lord said to the angels, "I am creating a human being from clay.

[38:72] "Once I design him, and blow into him from My spirit, you shall fall prostrate before him."

[38:73] The angels fell prostrate, all of them,

[38:74] except Satan; he refused, and was too arrogant, unappreciative.

[38:75] He said, "O Satan, what prevented you from prostrating before what I created with My hands? Are you too arrogant? Have you rebelled?"

[38:76] He said, "I am better than he; You created me from fire, and created him from clay."

[38:77] He said, "Therefore, you must be exiled, you will be banished.

[38:78] "You have incurred My condemnation until the Day of Judgment."

[38:79] He said, "My Lord, respite me till the Day of Resurrection."

[38:80] He said, "You are respited.

[38:81] "Until the appointed day."

[38:82] He said, "I swear by Your majesty, that I will send them all astray.

[38:83] "Except Your worshipers who are devoted absolutely to You alone."

[38:84] He said, "This is the truth, and the truth is all that I utter.

[38:85] "I will fill Hell with you and all those who follow you."

[38:86] Say, "I do not ask you for any wage, and I am not an impostor.

[38:87] "This is a reminder for the world.

[38:88] "And you will certainly find out in awhile."

Sura - 39 The Throngs
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[39:0] In the name of ALLAH, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[39:1] This is a revelation of the scripture, from ALLAH, the Almighty, the Wise.

[39:2] We sent down to you this scripture, truthfully; you shall worship ALLAH, devoting your religion to Him alone.

[39:3] Absolutely, the religion shall be devoted to ALLAH alone. Those who set up idols beside Him say, "We idolize them only to bring us closer to ALLAH; for they are in a better position!" ALLAH will judge them regarding their disputes. ALLAH does not guide such liars, disbelievers.

[39:4] If ALLAH wanted to have a son, He could have chosen whomever He willed from among His creations. Be He glorified; He is ALLAH, the One, the Supreme.

[39:5] He created the Heavens and the Earth truthfully. He rolls the night over the day, and rolls the day over the night. He committed the sun and the moon, each running for a finite period. Absolutely, He is the Almighty, the Forgiving.

[39:6] He created you from one person, then created from him his mate. He sent down to you eight kinds of livestock. He creates you in your mothers' bellies, creation after creation, in trimesters of darkness. Such is ALLAH your Lord. To Him belongs all sovereignty. There is no other god beside Him. How could you deviate?

[39:7] If you disbelieve, ALLAH does not need anyone. But He dislikes to see His servants make the wrong decision. If you decide to be appreciative, He is pleased for you. No soul bears the sins of any other soul. Ultimately, to your Lord is your return, then He will inform you of everything you had done. He is fully aware of the innermost thoughts.

[39:8] When the human being is afflicted, he implores his Lord, sincerely devoted to Him. But as soon as He blesses him, he forgets his previous imploring, sets up idols to rank with ALLAH and to divert others from His path. Say, "Enjoy your disbelief temporarily; you have incurred the hellfire."

[39:9] Is it not better to be one of those who meditate in the night, prostrating and staying up, being aware of the Hereafter, and seeking the mercy of their Lord? Say, "Are those who know equal to those who do not know?" Only those who possess intelligence will take heed.

[39:10] Say, "O My servants who believed, you shall reverence your Lord." For those who worked righteousness in this world, a good reward. ALLAH's earth is spacious, and those who steadfastly persevere will receive their recompense generously, without limits.

[39:11] Say, "I have been commanded to worship ALLAH, devoting the religion absolutely to Him alone.

[39:12] "And I was commanded to be the utmost submitter."

[39:13] Say, "I fear, if I disobeyed my Lord, the retribution of a great day."

[39:14] Say, "ALLAH is the only One I worship, devoting my religion absolutely to Him alone.

[39:15] "Therefore, worship whatever you wish beside Him." Say, "The real losers are those who lose their souls, and their families, on the Day of Resurrection." Most certainly, this is the real loss.

[39:16] They will have masses of fire on top of them, and under them. ALLAH thus alerts His servants: O My servants, you shall reverence Me.

[39:17] As for those who discard the worship of all idols, and devote themselves totally to ALLAH alone, they have deserved happiness. Give good news to My servants.

[39:18] They are the ones who examine all words, then follow the best. These are the ones whom ALLAH has guided; these are the ones who possess intelligence.

[39:19] With regard to those who have deserved the retribution, can you save those who are already in Hell?

[39:20] As for those who reverence their Lord, they will have mansions upon mansions constructed for them, with flowing streams. This is ALLAH's promise, and ALLAH never breaks His promise.

[39:21] Do you not see that ALLAH sends down from the sky water, then places it into underground wells, then produces with it plants of various colors, then they grow until they turn yellow, then He turns them into hay? This should be a reminder for those who possess intelligence.

[39:22] If ALLAH renders one's heart content with Submission, he will be following a light from his Lord. Therefore, woe to those whose hearts are hardened against ALLAH's message; they have gone far astray.

[39:23] ALLAH has revealed herein the best Hadith; a book that is consistent, and points out both ways (to Heaven and Hell). The skins of those who reverence their Lord cringe therefrom, then their skins and their hearts soften up for ALLAH's message. Such is ALLAH's guidance; He bestows it upon whoever wills (to be guided). As for those sent astray by ALLAH, nothing can guide them.

[39:24] What is better than saving one's face from the terrible retribution on the Day of Resurrection? The transgressors will be told, "Taste the consequences of what you earned."

[39:25] Others before them have disbelieved and, consequently, the retribution afflicted them whence they never expected.

[39:26] ALLAH has condemned them to humiliation in this life, and the retribution in the Hereafter will be far worse, if they only knew.

[39:27] We have cited for the people every kind of example in this Quran, that they may take heed.

[39:28] An Arabic Quran, without any ambiguity, that they may be righteous.

[39:29] ALLAH cites the example of a man who deals with disputing partners (Hadith), compared to a man who deals with only one consistent source (Quran). Are they the same? Praise be to ALLAH; most of them do not know.

[39:30] You (Muhammad) will surely die, just like they will die.

[39:31] On the Day of Resurrection, before your Lord, you people will feud with one another.

[39:32] Who is more evil than one who attributes lies to ALLAH, while disbelieving in the truth that has come to him? Is Hell not a just requital for the disbelievers?

[39:33] As for those who promote the truth, and believe therein, they are the righteous.

[39:34] They will get everything they wish, at their Lord. Such is the reward for the righteous.

[39:35] ALLAH remits their sinful works, and rewards them generously for their good works.

[39:36] Is ALLAH not sufficient for His servant? They frighten you with the idols they set up beside Him. Whomever ALLAH sends astray, nothing can guide him.

[39:37] And whomever ALLAH guides, nothing can send him astray. Is ALLAH not Almighty, Avenger?

[39:38] If you ask them, "Who created the Heavens and the Earth?" they will say, "ALLAH." Say, "Why then do you set up idols beside ALLAH? If ALLAH willed any adversity for me, can they relieve such an adversity? And if He willed a blessing for me, can they prevent such a blessing?" Say, "ALLAH is sufficient for me." In Him the trusters shall trust.

[39:39] Say, "O my people, do your best and I will do my best; you will surely find out.

[39:40] "(You will find out) who has incurred shameful punishment, and has deserved an eternal retribution."

[39:41] We have revealed the scripture through you for the people, truthfully. Then, whoever is guided is guided for his own good, and whoever goes astray goes astray to his own detriment. You are not their advocate.

[39:42] ALLAH puts the souls to death when the end of their life comes, and also at the time of sleep. Thus, He takes some back during their sleep, while others are allowed to continue living until the end of their predetermined interim. This should provide lessons for people who reflect.

[39:43] Have they invented intercessors to mediate between them and ALLAH? Say, "What if they do not possess any power, nor understanding?"

[39:44] Say, "All intercession belongs to ALLAH." To Him belongs all sovereignty of the Heavens and the Earth, then to Him you will be returned.

[39:45] When ALLAH ALONE is mentioned, the hearts of those who do not believe in the Hereafter shrink with aversion. But when others are mentioned beside Him, they become satisfied.

[39:46] Proclaim: "Our god, Initiator of the Heavens and the Earth, Knower of all secrets and declarations, You are the only One who judges among Your servants regarding their disputes."

[39:47] If those who transgressed owned everything on Earth, even twice as much, they would readily give it up to avoid the terrible retribution on the Day of Resurrection. They will be shown by ALLAH what they never expected.

[39:48] The sinful works they had earned will be shown to them, and the very things they used to mock will come back to haunt them.

[39:49] If the human is touched by adversity, he implores us, but as soon as we bestow a blessing upon him, he says, "I attained this because of my cleverness!" Indeed, this is only a test, but most of them do not know.

[39:50] Those before them have uttered the same thing, and their earnings did not help them in the least.

[39:51] They suffered the consequences of their evil works. Similarly, the transgressors among the present generation will suffer the consequences of their evil works; they cannot escape.

[39:52] Do they not realize that ALLAH is the One who increases the provision for whomever He chooses, and withholds? These are lessons for people who believe.

[39:53] Proclaim: "O My servants who exceeded the limits, never despair of ALLAH's mercy. For ALLAH forgives all sins. He is the Forgiver, Most Merciful."

[39:54] You shall obey your Lord, and submit to Him totally, before the retribution overtakes you; then you cannot be helped.

[39:55] And follow the best path that is pointed out for you by your Lord, before the retribution overtakes you suddenly when you least expect it.

[39:56] Lest a soul may say, "How sorry I am for disregarding ALLAH's commandments; I was certainly one of the mockers."

[39:57] Or say, "Had ALLAH guided me, I would have been with the righteous."

[39:58] Or say, when it sees the retribution, "If I get another chance, I will work righteousness."

[39:59] Yes indeed (you did get enough chances). My proofs came to you, but you rejected them, turned arrogant, and became a disbeliever.

[39:60] On the Day of Resurrection you will see the faces of those who lied about ALLAH covered with misery. Is Hell not the right retribution for the arrogant ones?

[39:61] And ALLAH will save those who have maintained righteousness; He will reward them. No harm will touch them, nor will they have any grief.

[39:62] ALLAH is the Creator of all things, and He is in full control of all things.

[39:63] To Him belongs all decisions in the Heavens and the Earth, and those who disbelieve in ALLAH's revelations are the real losers.

[39:64] Say, "Is it other than ALLAH you exhort me to worship, O you ignorant ones?"

[39:65] It has been revealed to you, and to those before you that if you ever commit idol worship, all your works will be nullified, and you will be with the losers.

[39:66] Therefore, you shall worship ALLAH alone, and be appreciative.

[39:67] They can never fathom the greatness of ALLAH. The whole earth is within His fist on the Day of Resurrection. In fact, the universes are folded within His right hand. Be He glorified; He is much too high above needing any partners.

[39:68] The horn will be blown, whereupon everyone in the Heavens and the Earth will be struck unconscious, except those who will be spared by ALLAH. Then it will be blown another time, whereupon they will all rise up, looking.

[39:69] Then the Earth will shine with the light of its Lord. The record will be proclaimed, and the prophets and the witnesses will be brought forth. Everyone will then be judged equitably, without the least injustice.

[39:70] Every soul will be paid for whatever it did, for He is fully aware of everything they have done.

[39:71] Those who disbelieved will be led to Hell in throngs. When they get to it, and its gates are opened, its guards will say, "Did you not receive messengers from among you, who recited to you the revelations of your Lord, and warned you about meeting this day?" They will answer, "Yes indeed. But the word `retribution' was already stamped upon the disbelievers."

[39:72] It will be said, "Enter the gates of Hell, wherein you abide forever." What a miserable destiny for the arrogant.

[39:73] Those who reverenced their Lord will be led to Paradise in throngs. When they get to it, and its gates are opened, its guards will say, "Peace be upon you; you have won. Therefore, you abide herein forever."

[39:74] They will say, "Praise be to ALLAH, who fulfilled His promise to us, and made us inherit the Earth, enjoying Paradise as we please." What a beautiful recompense for the workers!

[39:75] You will see the angels floating around the throne, glorifying and praising their Lord. After the equitable judgment is issued to all, it will be proclaimed: "Praise be to ALLAH, Lord of the universe."

Sura - 40 Forgiver
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[40:0] In the name of ALLAH, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[40:1] H. M.

[40:2] This revelation of the scripture is from ALLAH, the Almighty, the Omniscient.

[40:3] Forgiver of sins, acceptor of repentance, strict in enforcing retribution, and possessor of all power. There is no other god beside Him. To Him is the ultimate destiny.

[40:4] None argues against ALLAH's revelations except those who disbelieve. Do not be impressed by their apparent success.

[40:5] Disbelieving before them were the people of Noah, and many other opponents after them. Every community persecuted their messenger to neutralize him. And they argued with falsehood, to defeat the truth. Consequently, I punished them; how terrible was My retribution!

[40:6] Thus, the judgment of your Lord is already stamped upon those who disbelieve, that they are the dwellers of Hell.

[40:7] Those who serve the throne and all those around it glorify and praise their Lord, and believe in Him. And they ask forgiveness for those who believe: "Our Lord, Your mercy and Your knowledge encompass all things. Forgive those who repent and follow Your path, and spare them the retribution of Hell.

[40:8] "Our Lord, and admit them into the gardens of Eden that You promised for them and for the righteous among their parents, spouses, and children. You are the Almighty, Most Wise.

[40:9] "And protect them from falling in sin. Whomever You protect from falling in sin, on that day, has attained mercy from You. This is the greatest triumph."

[40:10] Those who disbelieve will be told, "ALLAH's abhorrence towards you is even worse than your own abhorrence towards yourselves. For you were invited to believe, but you chose to disbelieve."

[40:11] They will say, "Our Lord, you have put us to death twice, and You gave us two lives; now we have confessed our sins. Is there any way out?"

[40:12] This is because when ALLAH ALONE was advocated, you disbelieved, but when others were mentioned beside Him, you believed. Therefore, ALLAH's judgment has been issued; He is the Most High, the Great.

[40:13] He is the One who continuously shows you His proofs, and sends down to you from the sky provisions. Only those who totally submit will be able to take heed.

[40:14] Therefore, you shall devote your worship absolutely to ALLAH ALONE, even if the disbelievers dislike it.

[40:15] Possessor of the highest ranks, and Ruler of the whole dominion. He sends inspiration, bearing His commands, to whomever He chooses from among His servants, to warn about the Day of Summoning.

[40:16] That is the day when everyone will be completely exposed; none of them will hide anything from ALLAH. To whom belongs all sovereignty on that day? To ALLAH, the One, the Supreme.

[40:17] On that day, every soul will be requited for whatever it had earned. There will be no injustice on that day. ALLAH is most efficient in reckoning.

[40:18] Warn them about the imminent day, when the hearts will be terrified, and many will be remorseful. The transgressors will have no friend nor an intercessor to be obeyed.

[40:19] He is fully aware of what the eyes cannot see, and everything that the minds conceal.

[40:20] ALLAH judges equitably, while the idols they implore beside Him cannot judge anything. ALLAH is the One who is the Hearer, the Seer.

[40:21] Did they not roam the Earth and note the consequences for those before them? They used to be stronger than they, and more productive on Earth. But ALLAH punished them for their sins, and nothing could protect them from ALLAH.

[40:22] That is because their messengers went to them with clear proofs, but they disbelieved. Consequently, ALLAH punished them. He is Mighty, strict in enforcing retribution.

[40:23] We sent Moses with our signs and a profound authority.

[40:24] To Pharaoh, Haamaan, and Qaaroon. But they said, "A magician; a liar."

[40:25] And when he showed them the truth from us, they said, "Kill the sons of those who believed with him, and spare their daughters." Thus, the scheming of the disbelievers is always wicked.

[40:26] Pharaoh said, "Let me kill Moses, and let him implore his Lord. I worry lest he corrupts your religion, or spreads evil throughout the land."

[40:27] Moses said, "I seek refuge in my Lord and your Lord, from every arrogant one who does not believe in the Day of Reckoning."

[40:28] A believing man among Pharaoh's people, who was concealing his belief, said, "How can you kill a man just for saying, `My Lord is ALLAH,' and he has shown you clear proofs from your Lord? If he is a liar, that is his problem, and if he is truthful, you benefit from his promises. Surely, ALLAH does not guide any transgressor, liar.

[40:29] "O my people, today you have kingship and the upperhand. But who will help us against ALLAH's judgment, should it come to us?" Pharaoh said, "You are to follow only what I see fit; I will guide you only in the right path."

[40:30] The one who believed said, "O my people, I fear for you the same fate as the previous opponents.

[40:31] "The opponents of Noah, and `Aad, Thamoud, and others who came after them. ALLAH does not wish any injustice for the people.

[40:32] "O my people, I fear for you the Day of Summoning.

[40:33] "That is the day when you may wish to turn around and flee. But nothing will protect you then from ALLAH. Whomever ALLAH sends astray, nothing can guide him."

[40:34] Joseph had come to you before that with clear revelations, but you continued to doubt his message. Then, when he died you said, "ALLAH will not send any other messenger after him. (He was the last messenger)!" ALLAH thus sends astray those who are transgressors, doubtful.

[40:35] They argue against ALLAH's revelations, without any basis. This is a trait that is most abhorred by ALLAH and by those who believe. ALLAH thus seals the hearts of every arrogant tyrant.

[40:36] Pharaoh said, "O Haamaan, build for me a high tower, that I may reach out and discover.

[40:37] "I want to reach the heaven, and take a look at the god of Moses. I believe he is a liar." Thus were the evil works of Pharaoh adorned in his eyes, and thus was he kept from following (the right) path. Pharaoh's scheming was truly evil.

[40:38] The one who believed said, "O my people, follow me, and I will guide you in the right way.

[40:39] "O my people, this first life is a temporary illusion, while the Hereafter is the eternal abode."

[40:40] Whoever commits a sin is requited for just that, and whoever works righteousness - male or female - while believing, these will enter Paradise wherein they receive provisions without any limits.

[40:41] "O my people, while I invite you to be saved, you invite me to the hellfire.

[40:42] "You invite me to be unappreciative of ALLAH, and to set up beside Him idols that I do not recognize. I am inviting you to the Almighty, the Forgiver.

[40:43] "There is no doubt that what you invite me to do has no basis in this world, nor in the Hereafter, that our ultimate return is to ALLAH, and that the transgressors have incurred the hellfire.

[40:44] "Some day you will remember what I am telling you now. I leave the judgment of this matter to ALLAH; ALLAH is the Seer of all the people."

[40:45] ALLAH then protected him from their evil schemes, while the people of Pharaoh have incurred the worst retribution.

[40:46] The Hell will be shown to them day and night, and on the Day of Resurrection: "Admit Pharaoh's people into the worst retribution."

[40:47] As they argue in Hell, the followers will say to their leaders, "We used to be your followers, can you spare us any part of this Hell?"

[40:48] The leaders will say, "We are all in this together. ALLAH has judged among the people."

[40:49] Those in the hellfire will say to the guardians of Hell, "Call upon your Lord to reduce the retribution for us, for even one day."

[40:50] They will say, "Did you not receive your messengers who delivered to you clear messages?" They will reply, "Yes we did." They will say, "Then implore (as much as you wish); the imploring of the disbelievers is always in vain."

[40:51] Most assuredly, we will give victory to our messengers and to those who believe, both in this world and on the day the witnesses are summoned.

[40:52] On that day, the apologies of the disbelievers will not benefit them. They have incurred condemnation; they have incurred the worst destiny.

[40:53] We have given Moses the guidance, and made the Children of Israel inherit the scripture.

[40:54] (Their history) is a lesson and a reminder for those who possess intelligence.

[40:55] Therefore, be patient, for ALLAH's promise is true, and ask forgiveness for your sin, and glorify and praise your Lord night and day.

[40:56] Surely, those who argue against ALLAH's revelations without proof are exposing the arrogance that is hidden inside their chests, and they are not even aware of it. Therefore, seek refuge in ALLAH; He is the Hearer, the Seer.

[40:57] The creation of the Heavens and the Earth is even more awesome than the creation of the human being, but most people do not know.

[40:58] Not equal are the blind and the seer. Nor are those who believe and work righteousness equal to the sinners. Rarely do you take heed.

[40:59] Most certainly, the Hour (Day of Judgment) is coming, no doubt about it, but most people do not believe.

[40:60] Your Lord says, "Implore Me, and I will respond to you. Surely, those who are too arrogant to worship Me will enter Gehenna, forcibly."

[40:61] ALLAH is the One who designed the night so you can rest in it, and the day lighted. ALLAH bestows many blessings upon the people, but most people are not thankful.

[40:62] Such is ALLAH your Lord, the Creator of all things. There is no god except He. How could you deviate?

[40:63] Deviating are those who disregard ALLAH's revelations.

[40:64] ALLAH is the One who rendered the Earth habitable for you, and the sky a formidable structure, and He designed you, and designed you well. He is the One who provides you with good provisions. Such is ALLAH your Lord; Most Exalted is ALLAH, Lord of the universe.

[40:65] He is the Living; there is no god except He. You shall worship Him alone, devoting your religion absolutely to Him alone. Praise be to ALLAH, Lord of the universe.

[40:66] Say, "I have been enjoined from worshipping the idols you worship beside ALLAH, when the clear revelations came to me from my Lord. I was commanded to submit to the Lord of the universe."

[40:67] He is the One who created you from dust, and subsequently from a tiny drop, then from a hanging embryo, then He brings you out as a child, then He lets you reach maturity, then you become old - some of you die earlier. You attain a predetermined age, that you may understand.

[40:68] He is the only One who controls life and death. To have anything done, He simply says to it, "Be," and it is.

[40:69] Have you noted those who argue against ALLAH's proofs, and how they have deviated?

[40:70] They are the ones who have disbelieved in the scripture, and in the messages we have sent with our messengers. Therefore, they will surely find out.

[40:71] The shackles will be around their necks, and the chains will be used to drag them.

[40:72] In the Inferno, then in the Fire, they will burn.

[40:73] They will be asked, "Where are the idols you used to worship,

[40:74] "beside ALLAH?" They will say, "They have abandoned us. In fact, when we worshipped them, we were worshipping nothing." Thus does ALLAH send the disbelievers astray.

[40:75] This is because you used to rejoice in false doctrines on Earth, and you used to promote them.

[40:76] Enter the gates of Gehenna, wherein you abide forever. What a miserable destiny for the arrogant ones.

[40:77] You shall be patient, for ALLAH's promise is truth. Whether we show you some of (the retribution) we have promised for them, or terminate your life before that, they will be returned to us.

[40:78] We have sent messengers before you - some of them we mentioned to you, and some we did not mention to you. No messenger can produce any miracle without ALLAH's authorization. Once ALLAH's judgment is issued, the truth dominates, and the falsifiers are exposed and humiliated.

[40:79] ALLAH is the One who created the livestock for you; some you ride, and some you eat.

[40:80] They also provide you with additional benefits that satisfy many of your needs. On them, as well as on the ships, you are carried.

[40:81] He thus shows you His proofs. Which of ALLAH's proofs can you deny?

[40:82] Have they not roamed the Earth and noted the consequences for those who preceded them? They used to be greater in number, greater in power, and possessed a greater legacy on Earth. Yet, all their achievements did not help them in the least.

[40:83] When their messengers went to them with clear proofs, they rejoiced in the knowledge they had inherited, and the very things they ridiculed were the cause of their fall.

[40:84] Subsequently, when they saw our retribution they said, "Now we believe in ALLAH ALONE, and we now disbelieve in the idol worship that we used to practice."

[40:85] Their belief then could not help them in the least, once they saw our retribution. Such is ALLAH's system that has been established to deal with His creatures; the disbelievers are always doomed.

Sura - 41 Detailed
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[41:0] In the name of ALLAH, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[41:1] H. M.

[41:2] A revelation from the Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

[41:3] A scripture whose verses provide the complete details, in an Arabic Quran, for people who know.

[41:4] A bearer of good news, as well as a warner. However, most of them turn away; they do not hear.

[41:5] They said, "Our minds are made up, our ears are deaf to your message, and a barrier separates us from you. Do what you want, and so will we."

[41:6] Say, "I am no more than a human being like you, who has been inspired that your god is one god. You shall be devoted to Him, and ask His forgiveness. Woe to the idol worshipers.

[41:7] "Who do not give the obligatory charity (Zakat), and with regard to the Hereafter, they are disbelievers."

[41:8] As for those who believe and lead a righteous life, they receive a well deserved recompense.

[41:9] Say, "You disbelieve in the One who created the Earth in two days, and you set up idols to rank with Him, though He is Lord of the universe."

[41:10] He placed on it stabilizers (mountains), made it productive, and He calculated its provisions in four days, to satisfy the needs of all its inhabitants.

[41:11] Then He turned to the sky, when it was still gas, and said to it, and to the earth, "Come into existence, willingly or unwillingly." They said, "We come willingly."

[41:12] Thus, He completed the seven universes in two days, and set up the laws for every universe. And we adorned the lowest universe with lamps, and placed guards around it. Such is the design of the Almighty, the Omniscient.

[41:13] If they turn away, then say, "I am warning you of a disaster like the disaster that annihilated `Aad and Thamoud."

[41:14] Their messengers went to them, as well as before them and after them, saying, "You shall not worship except ALLAH." They said, "Had our Lord willed, He could have sent angels. We are disbelievers in what you say."

[41:15] As for `Aad, they turned arrogant on Earth, opposed the truth, and said, "Who is more powerful than we?" Did they not realize that ALLAH, who created them, is more powerful than they? They were unappreciative of our revelations.

[41:16] Consequently, we sent upon them violent wind, for a few miserable days. We thus afflicted them with humiliating retribution in this life, and the retribution of the Hereafter is more humiliating; they can never win.

[41:17] As for Thamoud, we provided them with guidance, but they preferred blindness over guidance. Consequently, the disastrous and shameful retribution annihilated them, because of what they earned.

[41:18] We always save those who believe and lead a righteous life.

[41:19] The day will come when the enemies of ALLAH will be summoned to the hellfire, forcibly.

[41:20] Once they get there, their own hearing, eyes, and skins will bear witness to everything they had done.

[41:21] They will say to their skins, "Why did you bear witness against us?" They will reply, "ALLAH made us speak up; He is the One who causes everything to speak. He is the One who created you the first time, and now you have been returned to Him."

[41:22] There is no way you can hide from your own hearing, your eyes, or your skins. In fact, you thought that ALLAH was unaware of much of what you do.

[41:23] This kind of thinking about your Lord will cause you to fall, and then you become losers.

[41:24] If they continue the way they are, Hell will be their destiny, and if they make up excuses, they will not be excused.

[41:25] We assign to them companions who adorn everything they do in their eyes. Thus, they end up incurring the same fate as the previous communities of jinns and humans, who were also losers.

[41:26] Those who disbelieved said, "Do not listen to this Quran and distort it, that you may win."

[41:27] We will certainly afflict these disbelievers with a severe retribution. We will certainly requite them for their evil works.

[41:28] Such is the requital that awaits ALLAH's enemies. Hell will be their eternal abode; a just requital for discarding our revelations.

[41:29] Those who disbelieved will say, "Our Lord, show us those among the two kinds - jinns and humans - who misled us, so we can trample them under our feet, and render them the lowliest."

[41:30] Those who proclaim: "Our Lord is ALLAH," then lead a righteous life, the angels descend upon them: "You shall have no fear, nor shall you grieve. Rejoice in the good news that Paradise has been reserved for you.

[41:31] "We are your allies in this life, and in the Hereafter. You will have in it anything you wish for; you will have anything you want.

[41:32] "(Such is your) ultimate abode, from a Forgiver, Most Merciful."

[41:33] Who can utter better words than one who invites to ALLAH, works righteousness, and says, "I am one of the submitters"?

[41:34] Not equal is the good response and the bad response. You shall resort to the nicest possible response. Thus, the one who used to be your enemy, may become your best friend.

[41:35] None can attain this except those who steadfastly persevere. None can attain this except those who are extremely fortunate.

[41:36] When the devil whispers an idea to you, you shall seek refuge in ALLAH. He is the Hearer, the Omniscient.

[41:37] Among His proofs are the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. Do not prostrate before the sun, nor the moon; you shall fall prostrate before the ALLAH who created them, if you truly worship Him alone.

[41:38] If they are too arrogant to do this, then those at your Lord glorify Him night and day, without ever tiring.

[41:39] Among His proofs is that you see the land still, then, as soon as we shower it with water, it vibrates with life. Surely, the One who revived it can revive the dead. He is Omnipotent.

[41:40] Surely, those who distort our revelations are not hidden from us. Is one who gets thrown into Hell better, or one who comes secure on the Day of Resurrection? Do whatever you wish; He is Seer of everything you do.

[41:41] Those who have rejected the Quran's proof when it came to them, have also rejected an Honorable book.

[41:42] No falsehood could enter it, in the past or in the future; a revelation from a Most Wise, Praiseworthy.

[41:43] What is said to you is precisely what was said to the previous messengers. Your Lord possesses forgiveness, and He also possesses painful retribution.

[41:44] If we made it a non-Arabic Quran they would have said, "Why did it come down in that language?" Whether it is Arabic or non-Arabic, say, "For those who believe, it is a guide and healing. As for those who disbelieve, they will be deaf and blind to it, as if they are being addressed from faraway."

[41:45] We have given Moses the scripture and it was also disputed. If it were not for your Lord's predetermined decision, they would have been judged immediately. Indeed, they harbor too many doubts.

[41:46] Whoever works righteousness does so for his own good, and whoever works evil does so to his own detriment. Your Lord is never unjust towards the people.

[41:47] With Him is the knowledge about the Hour (end of the world). No fruits emerge from their sheaths, nor does any female conceive or give birth, without His knowledge. The day will come when He asks them: "Where are those idols that you set up beside Me?" They will say, "We proclaim to You that none of us bears witness to that."

[41:48] The idols they had idolized will disown them, and they will realize that there will be no escape.

[41:49] The human being never tires of imploring for good things. And when adversity befalls him, he turns despondent, desperate.

[41:50] And when we bless him after suffering some adversity, he says, "This belongs to me. I do not believe that the Hour will ever come to pass. Even if I am returned to my Lord, I will find at Him better things." Most certainly, we will inform the disbelievers of all their works, and will commit them to severe retribution.

[41:51] When we bless the human being, he turns away, and drifts farther and farther away, and when he suffers any affliction, he implores loudly.

[41:52] Proclaim: "What if this is truly from ALLAH, then you decide to reject it? Who are farther astray than those who decide to oppose this?"

[41:53] We will show them our proofs in the horizons, and within themselves, until they realize that this is the truth. Is your Lord not sufficient as a witness of all things?

[41:54] Indeed, they are doubtful about meeting their Lord. He is fully aware of all things.