Sura - 42 Consultation
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[42:0] In the name of ALLAH, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[42:1] H. M.

[42:2] `A. S. Q.

[42:3] Inspiring you, and those before you, is ALLAH, the Almighty, Most Wise.

[42:4] To Him belongs everything in the Heavens and everything on Earth, and He is the Most High, the Great.

[42:5] The Heavens above them almost shatter, out of reverence for Him, and the angels praise and glorify their Lord, and they ask forgiveness for those on Earth. Absolutely, ALLAH is the Forgiver, Most Merciful.

[42:6] Those who set up other lords beside Him, ALLAH is the One in charge of them; you are not their advocate.

[42:7] We thus reveal to you an Arabic Quran to warn the central community and all around it, and to warn about the Day of Summoning that is inevitable. Some will end up in Heaven, and some in Hell.

[42:8] Had ALLAH willed, He could have made them one community. But He redeems into His mercy whomever He wills. As for the transgressors, they have no master, nor a helper.

[42:9] Did they find other lords beside Him? ALLAH is the only Lord and Master. He is the One who resurrects the dead, and He is the Omnipotent One.

[42:10] If you dispute any part of this message, the judgment for doing this rests with ALLAH. Such is ALLAH my Lord. In Him I trust, and to Him I submit.

[42:11] Initiator of the Heavens and the Earth. He created for you from among yourselves spouses - and also for the animals. He thus provides you with the means to multiply. There is nothing that equals Him. He is the Hearer, the Seer.

[42:12] To Him belongs absolute control of the Heavens and the Earth. He is the One who increases the provision for whomever He wills, or reduces it. He is fully aware of all things.

[42:13] He decreed for you the same religion decreed for Noah, and what we inspired to you, and what we decreed for Abraham, Moses, and Jesus: "You shall uphold this one religion, and do not divide it." The idol worshipers will greatly resent what you invite them to do. ALLAH redeems to Himself whomever He wills; He guides to Himself only those who totally submit.

[42:14] Ironically, they broke up into sects only after the knowledge had come to them, due to jealousy and resentment among themselves. If it were not for a predetermined decision from your Lord to respite them for a definite interim, they would have been judged immediately. Indeed, the later generations who inherited the scripture are full of doubts.

[42:15] This is what you shall preach, and steadfastly maintain what you are commanded to do, and do not follow their wishes. And proclaim: "I believe in all the scriptures sent down by ALLAH. I was commanded to judge among you equitably. ALLAH is our Lord and your Lord. We have our deeds and you have your deeds. There is no argument between us and you. ALLAH will gather us all together; to Him is the ultimate destiny."

[42:16] Those who argue about ALLAH, after receiving His message, their argument is nullified at their Lord. They have incurred condemnation, and have deserved a severe retribution.

[42:17] ALLAH is the One who sent down the scripture, to deliver the truth and the law. For all that you know, the Hour (Day of Judgment) may be very close.

[42:18] Challenging it are those who do not believe in it. As for those who believe, they are concerned about it, and they know that it is the truth. Absolutely, those who deny the Hour have gone far astray.

[42:19] ALLAH is fully aware of all His creatures; He provides for whomever He wills. He is the Powerful, the Almighty.

[42:20] Whoever seeks the rewards of the Hereafter, we multiply the rewards for him. And whoever seeks the materials of this world, we give him therefrom, then he receives no share in the Hereafter.

[42:21] They follow idols who decree for them religious laws never authorized by ALLAH. If it were not for the predetermined decision, they would have been judged immediately. Indeed, the transgressors have incurred a painful retribution.

[42:22] You will see the transgressors worried about everything they had committed; everything will come back and haunt them. As for those who believed and led a righteous life, they will be in the gardens of Paradise. They will receive whatever they wish from their Lord. This is the great blessing.

[42:23] This is the good news from ALLAH to His servants who believe and lead a righteous life. Say, "I do not ask you for any wage. I do ask each of you to take care of your own relatives." Anyone who does a righteous work, we multiply his reward for it. ALLAH is Forgiver, Appreciative.

[42:24] Are they saying, "He (Rashad) has fabricated lies about ALLAH!"? If ALLAH willed, He could have sealed your mind, but ALLAH erases the falsehood and affirms the truth with His words. He is fully aware of the innermost thoughts.

[42:25] He is the One who accepts the repentance from His servants, and remits the sins. He is fully aware of everything you do.

[42:26] Responding to Him are those who believe and lead a righteous life. He will shower them with His blessings. As for the disbelievers, they have incurred a severe retribution.

[42:27] If ALLAH increased the provision for His servants, they would transgress on earth. This is why He sends it precisely measured to whomever He wills. He is fully Cognizant and Seer of His servants.

[42:28] He is the One who sends down the rain after they had despaired, and spreads His mercy. He is the only Master, Most Praiseworthy.

[42:29] Among His proofs is the creation of the Heavens and the Earth, and the creatures He spreads in them. He is able to summon them, when He wills.

[42:30] Anything bad that happens to you is a consequence of your own deeds, and He overlooks many (of your sins).

[42:31] You can never escape, and you have none beside ALLAH as a Lord and Master.

[42:32] Among His proofs are the ships that sail the sea with sails like flags.

[42:33] If He willed, He could have stilled the winds, leaving them motionless on top of the water. These are proofs for those who are steadfast, appreciative.

[42:34] He can annihilate them, as a consequence of their own works. Instead, He overlooks many (of their sins).

[42:35] Those who argue against our proofs will find out that they have no basis.

[42:36] Whatever you are given is no more than temporary material of this life. What ALLAH possesses is far better and everlasting, for those who believe and trust in their Lord.

[42:37] They avoid gross sins and vice, and when angered they forgive.

[42:38] They respond to their Lord by observing the Contact Prayers (Salat). Their affairs are decided after due consultation among themselves, and from our provisions to them they give (to charity).

[42:39] When gross injustice befalls them, they stand up for their rights.

[42:40] Although the just requital for an injustice is an equivalent retribution, those who pardon and maintain righteousness are rewarded by ALLAH. He does not love the unjust.

[42:41] Certainly, those who stand up for their rights, when injustice befalls them, are not committing any error.

[42:42] The wrong ones are those who treat the people unjustly, and resort to aggression without provocation. These have incurred a painful retribution.

[42:43] Resorting to patience and forgiveness reflects a true strength of character.

[42:44] Whomever ALLAH sends astray will never find any other lord, and you will see such transgressors, when they see the retribution, saying, "Can we get another chance?"

[42:45] You will see them facing it, humiliated and debased, and looking, yet trying to avoid looking. Those who believed will proclaim: "The real losers are those who lost their souls and their families on the Day of Resurrection. The transgressors have deserved an everlasting retribution."

[42:46] There will be no allies to help them against ALLAH. Whomever ALLAH sends astray can never be guided.

[42:47] You shall respond to your Lord before a day comes which is decreed inevitable by ALLAH. There will be no refuge for you on that day, nor an advocate.

[42:48] If they turn away, we did not send you as their guardian. Your sole mission is delivering the message. When we shower the human beings with mercy, they become proud, and when adversity afflicts them, as a consequence of their own deeds, the human beings turn into disbelievers.

[42:49] To ALLAH belongs the sovereignty of the Heavens and the Earth. He creates whatever He wills, granting daughters to whomever He wills, and granting sons to whomever He wills.

[42:50] Or, He may have the males and the females marry each other, then render whomever He wills sterile. He is Omniscient, Omnipotent.

[42:51] No human being can communicate with ALLAH except through inspiration, or from behind a barrier, or by sending a messenger through whom He reveals what He wills. He is the Most High, Most Wise.

[42:52] Thus, we inspired to you a revelation proclaiming our commandments. You had no idea about the scripture, or faith. Yet, we made this a beacon to guide whomever we choose from among our servants. Surely, you guide in a straight path.

[42:53] The path of ALLAH, to whom belongs everything in the Heavens and everything on earth. Absolutely, all matters are controlled by ALLAH.

Sura - 43 Ornaments
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[43:0] In the name of ALLAH, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[43:1] H. M.

[43:2] And the enlightening scripture.

[43:3] We have rendered it an Arabic Quran, that you may understand.

[43:4] It is preserved with us in the original master, honorable and full of wisdom.

[43:5] Should we just ignore the fact that you have transgressed the limits?

[43:6] We have sent many a prophet to the previous generations.

[43:7] Every time a prophet went to them, they ridiculed him.

[43:8] Consequently, we annihilated people who were even more powerful than these. We thus set the examples from the previous communities.

[43:9] If you asked them, "Who created the Heavens and the Earth," they would say, "The Almighty, the Omniscient has created them."

[43:10] He is the One who made the Earth habitable for you, and created for you roads therein, that you may follow the right way.

[43:11] He is the One who sends down from the sky water, in exact measure, to revive dead lands therewith. Similarly, you will be resurrected.

[43:12] He is the One who created all kinds, in pairs (male and female), and He created for you ships and livestock to ride.

[43:13] As you rest on top of them, you shall appreciate such a blessing from your Lord, and say, "Glory be to the One who subdued this for us. We could not have controlled them by ourselves.

[43:14] "We ultimately return to our Lord."

[43:15] They even assigned for Him a share from His own creation! Surely, the human being is profoundly unappreciative.

[43:16] Has He chosen from among His creations daughters for Himself, while blessing you with sons?

[43:17] When one of them is given news (of a daughter) as they claimed for the Most Gracious, his face is darkened with misery and anger!

[43:18] (They say,) "What is good about an offspring that is brought up to be beautiful, and cannot help in war?"

[43:19] They claimed that the angels, who are servants of the Most Gracious, are females! Have they witnessed their creation? Their claims are recorded, and they will be asked.

[43:20] They even said, "If the Most Gracious willed, we would not have worshipped them." They have no basis for such a claim; they only conjecture.

[43:21] Have we given them a book before this, and they are upholding it?

[43:22] The fact is that: they said, "We found our parents carrying on certain practices, and we are following in their footsteps."

[43:23] Invariably, when we sent a warner to any community, the leaders of that community would say, "We found our parents following certain practices, and we will continue in their footsteps."

[43:24] (The messenger) would say, "What if I brought to you better guidance than what you inherited from your parents?" They would say, "We are disbelievers in the message you brought."

[43:25] Consequently, we requited them. Note the consequences for the rejectors.

[43:26] Abraham said to his father and his people, "I disown what you worship.

[43:27] "Only the One who initiated me can guide me."

[43:28] This example (of Abraham) was rendered an everlasting lesson for subsequent generations; perhaps they redeem their souls.

[43:29] Indeed, I have given these people and their ancestors sufficient chances, then the truth came to them, and a clarifying messenger.

[43:30] When the truth came to them, they said, "This is magic, and we are disbelievers therein."

[43:31] They said, "If only this Quran was sent down through another man from the two communities (Mecca or Yathrib) who is prominent!"

[43:32] Are they the ones who assign your Lord's mercy? We have assigned their shares in this life, raising some of them above others in ranks, in order to let them serve one another. The mercy from your Lord is far better than any material they may hoard.

[43:33] If it were not that all the people might become one (disbelieving) congregation, we would have granted everyone who disbelieves in the Most Gracious mansions with silver roofs, and stairs upon which they could climb.

[43:34] Their mansions would have impressive gates, and luxurious furnishings.

[43:35] Also many ornaments. All these are the temporary materials of this lowly life. The Hereafter - at your Lord - is far better for the righteous.

[43:36] Anyone who disregards the message of the Most Gracious, we appoint a devil to be his constant companion.

[43:37] Such companions will divert them from the path, yet make them believe that they are guided.

[43:38] When he comes before us he will say, "Oh I wish you were as far from me as the two easts. What a miserable companion!"

[43:39] It will not console you on that day, as transgressors, that both of you will share in the retribution.

[43:40] Can you make the deaf hear; can you make the blind see, or those who are far astray?

[43:41] Whether we let you die before it or not, we will surely requite them.

[43:42] Or, we may show you (the retribution) we promised for them. We are in full control over them.

[43:43] You shall steadfastly preach what is revealed to you; you are in the right path.

[43:44] This is a message for you and your people; all of you will be questioned.

[43:45] Check the messengers we sent before you: "Have we ever appointed any other gods - beside the Most Gracious - to be worshipped?"

[43:46] For example, we sent Moses with our proofs to Pharaoh and his elders, proclaiming: "I am a messenger from the Lord of the universe."

[43:47] When he showed them our proofs, they laughed at them.

[43:48] Every sign we showed them was bigger than the one before it. We afflicted them with the plagues, perhaps they repent.

[43:49] They said, "O you magician, implore your Lord on our behalf (to relieve this plague), since you have an agreement with Him; we will then be guided."

[43:50] But as soon as we relieved their affliction, they reverted.

[43:51] Pharaoh announced to his people, "O my people, do I not possess the kingship over Egypt, and these flowing rivers belong to me? Do you not see?

[43:52] "Which one is better; me or that one who is lowly and can hardly speak?

[43:53] "How come he does not possess a treasure of gold; how come the angels do not accompany him?"

[43:54] He thus fooled his people, and they obeyed him; they were wicked people.

[43:55] When they persisted in opposing us, we punished them and drowned them all.

[43:56] We rendered them a precedent and an example for the others.

[43:57] When the son of Mary was cited as an example, your people disregarded it.

[43:58] They said, "Is it better to worship our gods, or to worship him?" They said this only to argue with you. Indeed, they are people who have joined the opposition.

[43:59] He was no more than a servant whom we blessed, and we sent him as an example for the Children of Israel.

[43:60] If we willed, we could have made you angels who colonize and reproduce on earth.

[43:61] He is to serve as a marker for knowing the end of the world, so you can no longer harbor any doubt about it. You shall follow Me; this is the right path.

[43:62] Let not the devil repel you; he is your most ardent enemy.

[43:63] When Jesus went with the proofs, he said, "I bring to you wisdom, and to clarify some of the matters in which you dispute. You shall reverence ALLAH and obey me.

[43:64] "ALLAH is my Lord and your Lord, you shall worship Him alone. This is the right path."

[43:65] The opponents disputed among themselves. Woe to those who transgress from the retribution of a painful day.

[43:66] Are they waiting for the Hour (Day of Judgment) to come to them suddenly when they least expect it?

[43:67] The close friends on that day will become enemies of one another, except for the righteous.

[43:68] O My servants, you will have no fear on that day, nor will you grieve.

[43:69] They are the ones who believed in our revelations, and were submitters.

[43:70] Enter Paradise, together with your spouses, and rejoice.

[43:71] Offered to them will be golden trays and cups, and they will find everything the hearts desire and the eyes wish for. You live therein forever.

[43:72] Such is the Paradise that you inherit, in return for your works.

[43:73] You will have in it all kinds of fruits, from which you eat.

[43:74] Surely, the guilty will abide in the retribution of Gehenna forever.

[43:75] Never will the retribution be commuted for them; they will be confined therein.

[43:76] It is not us who wronged them; it is they who wronged their own souls.

[43:77] They will implore: "O Maalek, let your Lord finish us off." He will say, "You are staying forever.

[43:78] "We have given you the truth, but most of you hate the truth."

[43:79] Have they schemed some scheme? We too are scheming.

[43:80] Do they think that we do not hear their secrets and conspiracies? Yes indeed; our messengers are with them, recording.

[43:81] Proclaim: "If the Most Gracious did have a son, I would still be the foremost worshiper."

[43:82] Be He glorified; He is the Lord of the Heavens and the Earth, the Lord with the great dominion, far above their claims.

[43:83] Let them blunder and play until they meet their day that is awaiting them.

[43:84] He is the only One who is a deity in the heaven and a deity on Earth. He is the Most Wise, the Omniscient.

[43:85] Most Exalted is the One who possesses all sovereignty of the Heavens and the earth, and everything between them. With Him is the knowledge about the Hour (end of the world), and to Him you will be returned.

[43:86] None of those whom they idolize beside Him possess any power to intercede, unless their intercession coincides with the truth, and they fully know.

[43:87] If you asked them who created them, they would say, "ALLAH." Why then did they deviate?

[43:88] It will be proclaimed: "O my Lord, these people do not believe."

[43:89] You shall disregard them and say, "Peace;" they will surely find out.

Sura - 44 Smoke
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[44:0] In the name of ALLAH, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[44:1] H. M.

[44:2] And this enlightening scripture.

[44:3] We have sent it down in a blessed night, for we are to warn.

[44:4] In it (the scripture), every matter of wisdom is clarified.

[44:5] It is a predetermined command from us that we send messengers.

[44:6] This is a mercy from your Lord. He is the Hearer, the Omniscient.

[44:7] Lord of the Heavens and the Earth, and everything between them. If only you could be certain!

[44:8] There is no other god beside Him. He controls life and death; your Lord and the Lord of your ancestors.

[44:9] Indeed, they are doubtful, heedless.

[44:10] Therefore, watch for the day when the sky brings a profound smoke.

[44:11] It will envelope the people; this is a painful retribution.

[44:12] "Our Lord, relieve this retribution for us; we are believers."

[44:13] Now that it is too late, they remember! An enlightening messenger had come to them.

[44:14] But they turned away from him, saying, "Well educated, but crazy!"

[44:15] We will relieve the retribution for awhile; you will soon revert.

[44:16] The day we strike the big stroke, we will avenge.

[44:17] We have tested before them the people of Pharaoh; an honorable messenger went to them.

[44:18] Proclaiming: "Listen to me, servants of ALLAH. I am an honest messenger to you."

[44:19] And, "Do not transgress against ALLAH. I bring to you powerful proofs.

[44:20] "I seek refuge in my Lord and your Lord, if you oppose me.

[44:21] "If you do not wish to believe, then simply leave me alone."

[44:22] Subsequently, he implored his Lord: "These are wicked people."

[44:23] (ALLAH said,) "Travel with My servants during the night; you will be pursued.

[44:24] "Cross the sea quickly; their troops will be drowned."

[44:25] Thus, they left behind many gardens and springs.

[44:26] Crops and a luxurious life.

[44:27] Blessings that they enjoyed.

[44:28] All these we caused to be inherited by other people.

[44:29] Neither the heaven, nor the Earth wept over them, and they were not respited.

[44:30] Meanwhile, we saved the Children of Israel from the humiliating persecution.

[44:31] From Pharaoh; he was a tyrant.

[44:32] We have chosen them from among all the people, knowingly.

[44:33] We showed them so many proofs, which constituted a great test.

[44:34] The present generations say,

[44:35] "We only die the first death; we will never be resurrected!

[44:36] "Bring back our forefathers, if you are truthful."

[44:37] Are they better than the people of Tubba` and others before them? We annihilated them for their crimes.

[44:38] We did not create the Heavens and the Earth, and everything between them, just to play.

[44:39] We created them for a specific purpose, but most of them do not know.

[44:40] The Day of Decision awaits them all.

[44:41] That is the day when no friend can help his friend in any way; no one can be helped.

[44:42] Only those who attain mercy from ALLAH. He is the Almighty, Most Merciful.

[44:43] Surely, the tree of bitterness -

[44:44] will provide the food for the sinful.

[44:45] Like lye, it will boil in the stomachs.

[44:46] Like the boiling of hellish drinks.

[44:47] Take him and throw him into the center of Hell.

[44:48] Then pour upon his head the retribution of the Inferno.

[44:49] "Taste this; you were so powerful, so honorable."

[44:50] This is what you used to doubt.

[44:51] The righteous will be in a secure position.

[44:52] Enjoying gardens and springs.

[44:53] Wearing velvet and satin; close to each other.

[44:54] We grant them wonderful spouses.

[44:55] They enjoy in it all kinds of fruits, in perfect peace.

[44:56] They do not taste death therein - beyond the first death - and He has spared them the retribution of Hell.

[44:57] Such is the blessing from your Lord. Such is the great triumph.

[44:58] We have thus clarified it in your language, that they may take heed.

[44:59] Therefore, wait; they too will have to wait.

Sura - 45 Kneeling
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[45:0] In the name of ALLAH, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[45:1] H. M.

[45:2] The revelation of this scripture is from ALLAH, the Almighty, Most Wise.

[45:3] The Heavens and the Earth are full of proofs for the believers.

[45:4] Also in your creation, and the creation of all the animals, there are proofs for people who are certain.

[45:5] Also, the alternation of the night and the day, and the provisions that ALLAH sends down from the sky to revive dead lands, and the manipulation of the winds; all these are proofs for people who understand.

[45:6] These are ALLAH's revelations that we recite to you truthfully. In which Hadith other than ALLAH and His revelations do they believe?

[45:7] Woe to every fabricator, guilty.

[45:8] The one who hears ALLAH's revelations recited to him, then insists arrogantly on his way, as if he never heard them. Promise him a painful retribution.

[45:9] When he learns anything about our revelations, he mocks them. These have incurred a shameful retribution.

[45:10] Awaiting them is Gehenna. Their earnings will not help them, nor the idols they had set up beside ALLAH. They have incurred a terrible retribution.

[45:11] This is a beacon, and those who disbelieve in these revelations of their Lord have incurred condemnation and a painful retribution.

[45:12] ALLAH is the One who committed the sea in your service, so that the ships can roam it in accordance with His laws. You thus seek His provisions, that you may be appreciative.

[45:13] He committed in your service everything in the Heavens and the Earth; all from Him. These are proofs for people who reflect.

[45:14] Tell those who believed to forgive those who do not expect the days of ALLAH. He will fully pay everyone for whatever they have earned.

[45:15] Whoever works righteousness does so for his own good, and whoever works evil does so to his own detriment. To your Lord you will be returned.

[45:16] We have given the Children of Israel the scripture, wisdom, and prophethood, and provided them with good provisions; we bestowed upon them more blessings than any other people.

[45:17] We have given them herein clear commandments. Ironically, they did not dispute this until the knowledge had come to them. This is due to jealousy on their part. Surely, your Lord will judge them on the Day of Resurrection regarding everything they have disputed.

[45:18] We then appointed you to establish the correct laws; you shall follow this, and do not follow the wishes of those who do not know.

[45:19] They cannot help you at all against ALLAH. It is the transgressors who ally themselves with one another, while ALLAH is the Lord of the righteous.

[45:20] This provides enlightenments for the people, and guidance, and mercy for those who are certain.

[45:21] Do those who work evil expect that we will treat them in the same manner as those who believe and lead a righteous life? Can their life and their death be the same? Wrong indeed is their judgment.

[45:22] ALLAH created the Heavens and the Earth for a specific purpose, in order to pay each soul for whatever it earned, without the least injustice.

[45:23] Have you noted the one whose god is his ego? Consequently, ALLAH sends him astray, despite his knowledge, seals his hearing and his mind, and places a veil on his eyes. Who then can guide him, after such a decision by ALLAH? Would you not take heed?

[45:24] They said, "We only live this life; we live and die and only time causes our death!" They have no sure knowledge about this; they only conjecture.

[45:25] When our revelations are recited to them, clearly, their only argument is to say, "Bring back our forefathers, if you are truthful."

[45:26] Say, "ALLAH has granted you life, then He puts you to death, then He will summon you to the Day of Resurrection, which is inevitable. But most people do not know."

[45:27] To ALLAH belongs all sovereignty of the Heavens and the Earth. The day the Hour (Judgment) comes to pass, that is when the falsifiers lose.

[45:28] You will see every community kneeling. Every community will be called to view their record. Today, you get paid for everything you have done.

[45:29] This is our record; it utters the truth about you. We have been recording everything you did.

[45:30] As for those who believe and work righteousness, their Lord will admit them into His mercy. This is the great triumph.

[45:31] As for those who disbelieve: "Were not My revelations recited to you, but you turned arrogant and were wicked people?"

[45:32] When it is proclaimed that ALLAH's promise is the truth and that the Hour (of Judgment) is inevitable, you said, "We do not know what the Hour is! We are full of conjecture about it; we are not certain."

[45:33] The evils of their works will become evident to them, and the very things they mocked will come back and haunt them.

[45:34] It will be proclaimed: "Today we forget you, just as you forgot the meeting of this day. Your abode is the hellfire, and you will have no helpers.

[45:35] "This is because you took ALLAH's revelations in vain, and were preoccupied with the first life." Consequently, they will never exit therefrom, nor will they be excused.

[45:36] To ALLAH belongs all praise; Lord of the Heavens, Lord of the Earth, Lord of the universe.

[45:37] To Him belongs all supremacy in the Heavens and the Earth. He is the Almighty, Most Wise.

Sura - 46 The Dunes
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[46:0] In the name of ALLAH, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[46:1] H. M.

[46:2] The revelation of this scripture is from ALLAH, the Almighty, Most Wise.

[46:3] We did not create the Heavens and the Earth, and everything between them except for a specific purpose, and for a finite interim. Those who disbelieve are totally oblivious to the warnings given to them.

[46:4] Say, "Consider the idols you have set up beside ALLAH. Show me what on Earth did they create. Do they own part of the Heavens? Show me any other scripture before this one, or any piece of established knowledge that supports your idolatry, if you are truthful."

[46:5] Who is farther astray than those who idolize beside ALLAH idols that can never respond to them until the Day of Resurrection, and are totally unaware of their worship?

[46:6] And when the people are summoned (on the Day of Judgment), their idols will become their enemies, and will denounce their idolatry.

[46:7] When our revelations were recited to them, perfectly clear, those who disbelieved said of the truth that came to them, "This is obviously magic!"

[46:8] When they say, "He fabricated this," say, "If I fabricated this, then you cannot protect me from ALLAH. He is fully aware of everything you scheme. He suffices as a witness between me and you. He is the Forgiver, Most Merciful."

[46:9] Say, "I am not different from other messengers. I have no idea what will happen to me or to you. I only follow what is revealed to me. I am no more than a profound warner."

[46:10] Say, "What if it is from ALLAH and you disbelieved in it? A witness from the Children of Israel has borne witness to a similar phenomenon, and he has believed, while you have turned arrogant. Surely, ALLAH does not guide the wicked people."

[46:11] Those who disbelieved said about those who believed, "If it were anything good, they would not have accepted it before us." Because they were not guided to it, they said, "This is an old fabrication!"

[46:12] Before this, the book of Moses provided guidance and mercy. This too is a scripture that confirms, in Arabic, to warn those who transgressed, and to give good news to the righteous.

[46:13] Surely, those who say, "Our Lord is ALLAH," then lead a righteous life, will have no fear, nor will they grieve.

[46:14] They have deserved Paradise, where they abide forever; a reward for their works.

[46:15] We enjoined the human being to honor his parents. His mother bore him arduously, gave birth to him arduously, and took intimate care of him for thirty months. When he reaches maturity, and reaches the age of forty, he should say, "My Lord, direct me to appreciate the blessings You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents, and to do the righteous works that please You. Let my children be righteous as well. I have repented to You; I am a submitter."

[46:16] It is from these that we accept the righteous works, and overlook their sins. They have deserved Paradise. This is the truthful promise that is promised to them.

[46:17] Then there is the one who says to his parents, "Woe to you; are you telling me that (after death) I will come back to life? How come those who died before us never come back?" The parents would cry for ALLAH's help and say, "Woe to you; please believe! ALLAH's promise is the truth." He would say, "Tales from the past!"

[46:18] Such are the ones stamped as disbelievers among every generation of jinns and humans; they are losers.

[46:19] They all attain the ranks they have deserved, in accordance with their works. He will pay them for their works, without the least injustice.

[46:20] The day will come when those who disbelieved will be introduced to the hellfire: "You have wasted the good chances given to you during your worldly life, and you rejoiced in them. Consequently, today you incur a shameful retribution as a requital for the arrogance you committed on Earth without any basis, and for your evil works."

[46:21] Recall that the brother of `Aad warned his people at the dunes - numerous warnings were also delivered before him and after him: "You shall not worship except ALLAH. I fear for you the retribution of a great day."

[46:22] They said, "Did you come to divert us from our gods? We challenge you to bring (the retribution) you threaten, if you are truthful."

[46:23] He said, "The knowledge about this is with ALLAH; I only deliver to you what I was sent to deliver. However, I see that you people are ignorant."

[46:24] When they saw the storm heading their way, they said, "This storm will bring to us much needed rain." Instead, this is what you challenged (Hood) to bring; violent wind wherein there is painful retribution.

[46:25] It destroyed everything, as commanded by its Lord. By morning, nothing was standing except their homes. We thus requite the guilty people.

[46:26] We had established them in the same way as we established you, and provided them with hearing, eyes, and minds. But their hearing, eyes, and minds did not help them at all. This is because they decided to disregard ALLAH's revelations. Thus, the prophecies and warnings that they ridiculed have caused their doom.

[46:27] We have annihilated many communities around you, after we had explained the proofs, that they might repent.

[46:28] Why then did the idols they set up to bring them closer to ALLAH fail to help them? Instead, they abandoned them. Such were the false gods they idolized; such were the innovations they fabricated.

[46:29] Recall that we directed a number of jinns to you, in order to let them hear the Quran. When they got there, they said, "Listen." As soon as it was over, they rushed to their people, warning.

[46:30] They said, "O our people, we have heard a book that was revealed after Moses, and confirms the previous scriptures. It guides to the truth; to the right path.

[46:31] "O our people, respond to the call of ALLAH, and believe in Him. He will then forgive your sins, and spare you a painful retribution."

[46:32] Those who fail to respond to ALLAH's call cannot escape, and will have no Lord other than Him; they have gone far astray.

[46:33] Do they not realize that ALLAH, who created the Heavens and the Earth without the least effort, is able to revive the dead? Yes indeed; He is Omnipotent.

[46:34] The day the disbelievers are introduced to the Hellfire, they will be asked, "Is this not the truth?" They will answer, "Yes indeed, by our Lord." He will say, "Then suffer the retribution for your disbelief."

[46:35] Therefore, be patient like the messengers before you who possessed strength and resorted to patience. Do not be in a hurry to see the retribution that will inevitably come to them. The day they see it, it will seem as if they lasted one hour of the day. This is a proclamation: Is it not the wicked who are consistently annihilated?

Sura - 47 Muhammad
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[47:0] In the name of ALLAH, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[47:1] Those who disbelieve and repel from the path of ALLAH, He nullifies their works.

[47:2] Those who believe and work righteousness, and believe in what was sent down to Muhammad - which is the truth from their Lord - He remits their sins, and blesses them with contentment.

[47:3] This is because those who disbelieve are following falsehood, while those who believe are following the truth from their Lord. ALLAH thus cites for the people their examples.

[47:4] If you encounter (in war) those who disbelieve, you may strike the necks. If you take them as captives you may set them free or ransom them, until the war ends. Had ALLAH willed, He could have granted you victory, without war. But He thus tests you by one another. As for those who get killed in the cause of ALLAH, He will never put their sacrifice to waste.

[47:5] He will guide them, and bless them with contentment.

[47:6] He will admit them into Paradise, that He described to them.

[47:7] O you who believe, if you support ALLAH, He will support you, and strengthen your foothold.

[47:8] Those who disbelieve incur misery; He causes their works to be utterly in vain.

[47:9] That is because they hated what ALLAH revealed and consequently, He nullifies their works.

[47:10] Did they not roam the Earth and see the consequences for those before them? ALLAH destroyed their works; all disbelievers will suffer the same fate.

[47:11] This is because ALLAH is the Lord of those who believe, while the disbelievers have no lord.

[47:12] ALLAH admits those who believe and lead a righteous life into gardens with flowing streams. As for those who disbelieve, they live and eat like the animals eat, then end up in the hellfire.

[47:13] Many a community was much stronger than the community that evicted you from your town; when we annihilated them, no one could help them.

[47:14] Are those enlightened by their Lord the same as those whose evil works are adorned in their eyes, and they follow their own opinions?

[47:15] The allegory of Paradise that is promised for the righteous is this: it has rivers of unpolluted water, and rivers of fresh milk, and rivers of wine - delicious for the drinkers - and rivers of strained honey. They have all kinds of fruits therein, and forgiveness from their Lord. (Are they better) or those who abide forever in the hellfire, and drink hellish water that tears up their intestines?

[47:16] Some of them listen to you, then as soon as they leave they ask those who were enlightened, "What did he just say?" ALLAH thus seals their hearts and, consequently, they follow only their opinions.

[47:17] As for those who are guided, He augments their guidance, and grants them their righteousness.

[47:18] Are they waiting until the Hour comes to them suddenly? All the signs thereof have already come. Once the Hour comes to them, how will they benefit from their message?

[47:19] You shall know that: "There is no other god beside ALLAH," and ask forgiveness of your sins and the sins of all believing men and women. ALLAH is fully aware of your decisions and your ultimate destiny.

[47:20] Those who believed said: "When will a new sura be revealed?" But when a straightforward sura was revealed, wherein fighting was mentioned, you would see those who harbored doubts in their hearts looking at you, as if death had already come to them. They were thus exposed.

[47:21] Obedience and righteous utterances are expected of them. If only they showed confidence in ALLAH, when mobilization was called for, it would have been better for them.

[47:22] Is it also your intention that as soon as you leave you will commit evil and mistreat your relatives?

[47:23] It is those who incurred a curse from ALLAH, whereby He rendered them deaf and blind.

[47:24] Why do they not study the Quran carefully? Do they have locks on their minds?

[47:25] Surely, those who slide back, after the guidance has been manifested to them, the devil has enticed them and led them on.

[47:26] This is because they said to those who hated what ALLAH has sent down, "We will obey you in certain matters." ALLAH fully knows their secret conspiracies.

[47:27] How will it be for them when the angels put them to death? They will beat them on their faces and their rear ends.

[47:28] This is because they followed what angered ALLAH and hated the things that please Him. Consequently, He has nullified their works.

[47:29] Did those who harbor doubts in their hearts think that ALLAH will not bring out their evil thoughts?

[47:30] If we will, we can expose them for you, so that you can recognize them just by looking at them. However, you can recognize them by the way they talk. ALLAH is fully aware of all your works.

[47:31] We will certainly put you to the test, in order to distinguish those among you who strive, and steadfastly persevere. We must expose your true qualities.

[47:32] Those who disbelieve and repel from the path of ALLAH, and oppose the messenger after the guidance has been manifested for them, will never hurt ALLAH in the least. Instead, He nullifies their works.

[47:33] O you who believe, you shall obey ALLAH, and obey the messenger. Otherwise, all your works will be in vain.

[47:34] Those who disbelieve and repel from the path of ALLAH, then die as disbelievers, ALLAH will never forgive them.

[47:35] Therefore, you shall not waver and surrender in pursuit of peace, for you are guaranteed victory, and ALLAH is with you. He will never waste your efforts.

[47:36] This worldly life is no more than play and vanity. But if you believe and lead a righteous life, He will reward you, without asking you for any money.

[47:37] If He asked you for money, to the extent of creating a hardship for you, you might have become stingy, and your hidden evil might be exposed.

[47:38] You are invited to spend in the cause of ALLAH, but some of you turn stingy. The stingy are stingy towards their own souls. ALLAH is Rich, while you are poor. If you turn away, He will substitute other people in your place, and they will not be like you.