Glorious Qur'an (English Translation)

Surah Yunus

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بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

1

الر ۚ

تِلْكَ آيَاتُ الْكِتَابِ الْحَكِيمِ

Alif-Lam-Ra

(These letters are one of the miracles of the Quran, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings)

These are the Verses of the Book (the Quran) Al-Hakeem

(showing lawful and unlawful things, explaining Allah's (Divine) Laws for mankind, leading them to eternal happiness by ordering them to follow the true Islamic Monotheism, - worshipping none but Allah Alone - that will guide them to Paradise and save them from Hell)

2

أَكَانَ لِلنَّاسِ عَجَبًا أَنْ أَوْحَيْنَا إِلَى رَجُلٍ مِنْهُمْ

Is it wonder for mankind that We have sent Our Inspiration to a man from among themselves (ie Prophet Muhammad SAW)

أَنْ أَنْذِرِ النَّاسَ وَبَشِّرِ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَنَّ لَهُمْ قَدَمَ صِدْقٍ عِنْدَ رَبِّهِمْ ۗ

(saying):

"Warn mankind (of the coming torment in Hell), and give good news to those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah and in His Prophet Muhammad SAW) that they shall have with their Lord the rewards of their good deeds?"

قَالَ الْكَافِرُونَ إِنَّ هَذَا لَسَاحِرٌ مُبِينٌ

(But) the disbelievers say: "This is indeed an evident sorcerer (ie Prophet Muhammad SAW and the Quran)!

3

إِنَّ رَبَّكُمُ اللَّهُ الَّذِي خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ فِي سِتَّةِ أَيَّامٍ

Surely, your Lord is Allah Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days

 ثُمَّ اسْتَوَى عَلَى الْعَرْشِ يُدَبِّرُ الْأَمْرَ ۖ

and then Istawa (rose over) the Throne (really in a manner that suits His Majesty), disposing the affair of all things

 مَا مِنْ شَفِيعٍ إِلَّا مِنْ بَعْدِ إِذْنِهِ ۚ

No intercessor (can plead with Him) except after His Leave

ذَلِكُمُ اللَّهُ رَبُّكُمْ فَاعْبُدُوهُ ۚ

That is Allah, your Lord; so worship Him (Alone)

أَفَلَا تَذَكَّرُونَ

Then, will you not remember?

4

إِلَيْهِ مَرْجِعُكُمْ جَمِيعًا ۖ

To Him is the return of all of you

وَعْدَ اللَّهِ حَقًّا ۚ

The Promise of Allah is true

إِنَّهُ يَبْدَأُ الْخَلْقَ ثُمَّ يُعِيدُهُ  لِيَجْزِيَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ بِالْقِسْطِ ۚ

It is He Who begins the creation and then will repeat it, that He may reward with justice those who believed (in the Oneness of Allah - Islamic Monotheism) and did deeds of righteousness

 وَالَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لَهُمْ شَرَابٌ مِنْ حَمِيمٍ وَعَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ بِمَا كَانُوا يَكْفُرُونَ

But those who disbelieved will have a drink of boiling fluids and painful torment because they used to disbelieve

5

هُوَ الَّذِي جَعَلَ الشَّمْسَ ضِيَاءً وَالْقَمَرَ نُورًا

It is He Who made the sun a shining thing and the moon as a light

وَقَدَّرَهُ مَنَازِلَ لِتَعْلَمُوا عَدَدَ السِّنِينَ وَالْحِسَابَ ۚ

and measured out its (their) stages, that you might know the number of years and the reckoning

مَا خَلَقَ اللَّهُ ذَلِكَ إِلَّا بِالْحَقِّ ۚ

Allah did not create this but in truth

يُفَصِّلُ الْآيَاتِ لِقَوْمٍ يَعْلَمُونَ

He explains the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc) in detail for people who have knowledge

6

إِنَّ فِي اخْتِلَافِ اللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ

Verily, in the alternation of the night and the day

وَمَا خَلَقَ اللَّهُ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ لَآيَاتٍ لِقَوْمٍ يَتَّقُونَ

and in all that Allah has created in the heavens and the earth are Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc) for those people who keep their duty to Allah, and fear Him much

7

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ لَا يَرْجُونَ لِقَاءَنَا وَرَضُوا بِالْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَاطْمَأَنُّوا بِهَا

Verily, those who hope not for their meeting with Us, but are pleased and satisfied with the life of the present world,

وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ عَنْ آيَاتِنَا غَافِلُونَ

and those who are heedless of Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc),

8

أُولَئِكَ مَأْوَاهُمُ النَّارُ بِمَا كَانُوا يَكْسِبُونَ

Those, their abode will be the Fire, because of what they used to earn

9

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ يَهْدِيهِمْ رَبُّهُمْ بِإِيمَانِهِمْ ۖ

Verily, those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah along with the six articles of Faith, ie to believe in Allah, His Angels, His Books, His Messengers, Day of Resurrection, and Al-Qadar (Divine Preordainments) - Islamic Monotheism), and do deeds of righteousness, their Lord will guide them through their Faith;

تَجْرِي مِنْ تَحْتِهِمُ الْأَنْهَارُ فِي جَنَّاتِ النَّعِيمِ

under them will flow rivers in the Gardens of delight (Paradise)

10

دَعْوَاهُمْ فِيهَا سُبْحَانَكَ اللَّهُمَّ وَتَحِيَّتُهُمْ فِيهَا سَلَامٌ ۚ

Their way of request therein will be Subhanaka Allahumma (Glory to You, O Allah!) and Salam (peace, safe from each and every evil) will be their greetings therein (Paradise)!

وَآخِرُ دَعْوَاهُمْ أَنِ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ

and the close of their request will be: Al-Hamdu Lillahi Rabbil-Alameen (All the praises and thanks are to Allah, the Lord of Alameen (mankind, jinns and all that exists))

11

وَلَوْ يُعَجِّلُ اللَّهُ لِلنَّاسِ الشَّرَّ اسْتِعْجَالَهُمْ بِالْخَيْرِ لَقُضِيَ إِلَيْهِمْ أَجَلُهُمْ ۖ

And were Allah to hasten for mankind the evil (they invoke for themselves and for their children, etc while in a state of anger) as He hastens for them the good (they invoke) then they would have been ruined

فَنَذَرُ الَّذِينَ لَا يَرْجُونَ لِقَاءَنَا فِي طُغْيَانِهِمْ يَعْمَهُونَ

So We leave those who expect not their meeting with Us, in their trespasses, wandering blindly in distraction

(Tafsir At-Tabaree; Vol 11, Page 91)

12

وَإِذَا مَسَّ الْإِنْسَانَ الضُّرُّ دَعَانَا لِجَنْبِهِ أَوْ قَاعِدًا أَوْ قَائِمًا

And when harm touches man, he invokes Us, lying down on his side, or sitting or standing

فَلَمَّا كَشَفْنَا عَنْهُ ضُرَّهُ مَرَّ كَأَنْ لَمْ يَدْعُنَا إِلَى ضُرٍّ مَسَّهُ ۚ

But when We have removed his harm from him, he passes on his way as if he had never invoked Us for a harm that touched him!

كَذَلِكَ زُيِّنَ لِلْمُسْرِفِينَ مَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ

Thus it seems fair to the Musrifoon that which they used to do

13

وَلَقَدْ أَهْلَكْنَا الْقُرُونَ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ لَمَّا ظَلَمُوا ۙ

And indeed, We destroyed generations before you, when they did wrong

 وَجَاءَتْهُمْ رُسُلُهُمْ بِالْبَيِّنَاتِ وَمَا كَانُوا لِيُؤْمِنُوا ۚ

while their Messengers came to them with clear proofs, but they were not such as to believe!

كَذَلِكَ نَجْزِي الْقَوْمَ الْمُجْرِمِينَ

Thus do We requite the people who are Mujrimoon (disbelievers, polytheists, sinners, criminals, etc)

14

ثُمَّ جَعَلْنَاكُمْ خَلَائِفَ فِي الْأَرْضِ مِنْ بَعْدِهِمْ لِنَنْظُرَ كَيْفَ تَعْمَلُونَ

Then We made you follow after them, generations after generations in the land, that We might see how you would work!

15

وَإِذَا تُتْلَى عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتُنَا بَيِّنَاتٍ ۙ قَالَ الَّذِينَ لَا يَرْجُونَ لِقَاءَنَا

And when Our Clear Verses are recited unto them, those who hope not for their meeting with Us, say:

ائْتِ بِقُرْآنٍ غَيْرِ هَذَا أَوْ بَدِّلْهُ ۚ

Bring us a Quran other than this, or change it"

قُلْ مَا يَكُونُ لِي أَنْ أُبَدِّلَهُ مِنْ تِلْقَاءِ نَفْسِي ۖ

Say (O Muhammad SAW):

"It is not for me to change it on my own accord;

إِنْ أَتَّبِعُ إِلَّا مَا يُوحَى إِلَيَّ ۖ

I only follow that which is revealed unto me

إِنِّي أَخَافُ إِنْ عَصَيْتُ رَبِّي عَذَابَ يَوْمٍ عَظِيمٍ

Verily, I fear if I were to disobey my Lord, the torment of the Great Day (ie the Day of Resurrection)"

16

قُلْ لَوْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ مَا تَلَوْتُهُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَلَا أَدْرَاكُمْ بِهِ ۖ

Say (O Muhammad SAW):

"If Allah had so willed, I should not have recited it to you nor would He have made it known to you

فَقَدْ لَبِثْتُ فِيكُمْ عُمُرًا مِنْ قَبْلِهِ ۚ

Verily, I have stayed amongst you a life time before this

 أَفَلَا تَعْقِلُونَ

Have you then no sense?"

17

فَمَنْ أَظْلَمُ مِمَّنِ افْتَرَى عَلَى اللَّهِ كَذِبًا أَوْ كَذَّبَ بِآيَاتِهِ ۚ

So who does more wrong than he who forges a lie against Allah or denies His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc)?

إِنَّهُ لَا يُفْلِحُ الْمُجْرِمُونَ

Surely, the Mujrimoon (criminals, sinners, disbelievers and polytheists) will never be successful!

18

وَيَعْبُدُونَ مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ مَا لَا يَضُرُّهُمْ وَلَا يَنْفَعُهُمْ

And they worship besides Allah things that hurt them not, nor profit them,

وَيَقُولُونَ هَؤُلَاءِ شُفَعَاؤُنَا عِنْدَ اللَّهِ ۚ

and they say: "These are our intercessors with Allah"

 قُلْ أَتُنَبِّئُونَ اللَّهَ بِمَا لَا يَعْلَمُ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَلَا فِي الْأَرْضِ ۚ

Say: "Do you inform Allah of that which He knows not in the heavens and on the earth?"

سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ

Glorified and Exalted be He above all that which they associate as partners with Him!

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وَمَا كَانَ النَّاسُ إِلَّا أُمَّةً وَاحِدَةً  فَاخْتَلَفُوا ۚ

Mankind were but one community (ie on one religion - Islamic Monotheism), then they differed (later),

وَلَوْلَا كَلِمَةٌ سَبَقَتْ مِنْ رَبِّكَ لَقُضِيَ بَيْنَهُمْ فِيمَا فِيهِ يَخْتَلِفُونَ

and had not it been for a Word that went forth before from your Lord, it would have been settled between them regarding what they differed

20

وَيَقُولُونَ لَوْلَا أُنْزِلَ عَلَيْهِ آيَةٌ مِنْ رَبِّهِ ۖ

And they say: "How is it that not a sign is sent down on him from his Lord?"

فَقُلْ إِنَّمَا الْغَيْبُ لِلَّهِ  فَانْتَظِرُوا إِنِّي مَعَكُمْ مِنَ الْمُنْتَظِرِينَ

Say: "The unseen belongs to Allah Alone, so wait you, verily I am with you among those who wait (for Allahs Judgement)"

21

وَإِذَا أَذَقْنَا النَّاسَ رَحْمَةً مِنْ بَعْدِ ضَرَّاءَ مَسَّتْهُمْ إِذَا لَهُمْ مَكْرٌ فِي آيَاتِنَا ۚ

And when We let mankind taste of mercy after some adversity has afflicted them, behold! They take to plotting against Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc)!

قُلِ اللَّهُ أَسْرَعُ مَكْرًا ۚ

Say: "Allah is more Swift in planning!"

إِنَّ رُسُلَنَا يَكْتُبُونَ مَا تَمْكُرُونَ

Certainly, Our Messengers (angels) record all of that which you plot

22

هُوَ الَّذِي يُسَيِّرُكُمْ فِي الْبَرِّ وَالْبَحْرِ ۖ

He it is Who enables you to travel through land and sea,

حَتَّى إِذَا كُنْتُمْ فِي الْفُلْكِ وَجَرَيْنَ بِهِمْ بِرِيحٍ طَيِّبَةٍ وَفَرِحُوا بِهَا

till when you are in the ships and they sail with them with a favourable wind, and they are glad therein,

جَاءَتْهَا رِيحٌ عَاصِفٌ وَجَاءَهُمُ الْمَوْجُ مِنْ كُلِّ مَكَانٍ

then comes a stormy wind and the waves come to them from all sides,

وَظَنُّوا أَنَّهُمْ أُحِيطَ بِهِمْ ۙ دَعَوُا اللَّهَ مُخْلِصِينَ لَهُ الدِّينَ

and they think that they are encircled therein, they invoke Allah, making their Faith pure for Him Alone,

لَئِنْ أَنْجَيْتَنَا مِنْ هَذِهِ لَنَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الشَّاكِرِينَ

saying: "If You (Allah) deliver us from this, we shall truly be of the grateful"

23

فَلَمَّا أَنْجَاهُمْ إِذَا هُمْ يَبْغُونَ فِي الْأَرْضِ بِغَيْرِ الْحَقِّ ۗ

But when He delivered them, behold! They rebel (disobey Allah) in the earth wrongfully

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّمَا بَغْيُكُمْ عَلَى أَنْفُسِكُمْ ۖ

مَتَاعَ الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا ۖ  ثُمَّ إِلَيْنَا مَرْجِعُكُمْ فَنُنَبِّئُكُمْ بِمَا كُنْتُمْ تَعْمَلُونَ

O mankind! Your rebellion (disobedience to Allah) is only against your ownselves, -

a brief enjoyment of this worldly life, then (in the end) unto Us is your return, and We shall inform you that which you used to do

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إِنَّمَا مَثَلُ الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا كَمَاءٍ أَنْزَلْنَاهُ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ

Verily the likeness of (this) worldly life is as the water (rain) which We send down from the sky,

فَاخْتَلَطَ بِهِ نَبَاتُ الْأَرْضِ مِمَّا يَأْكُلُ النَّاسُ وَالْأَنْعَامُ

so by it arises the intermingled produce of the earth of which men and cattle eat

حَتَّى إِذَا أَخَذَتِ الْأَرْضُ زُخْرُفَهَا وَازَّيَّنَتْ  وَظَنَّ أَهْلُهَا أَنَّهُمْ قَادِرُونَ عَلَيْهَا

until when the earth is clad with its adornments and is beautified, and its people think that they have all the powers of disposal over it,

أَتَاهَا أَمْرُنَا لَيْلًا أَوْ نَهَارًا فَجَعَلْنَاهَا حَصِيدًا كَأَنْ لَمْ تَغْنَ بِالْأَمْسِ ۚ

Our Command reaches it by night or by day and We make it like a clean-mown harvest, as if it had not flourished yesterday!

كَذَلِكَ نُفَصِّلُ الْآيَاتِ لِقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ

Thus do We explain the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, laws, etc) in detail for the people who reflect

25

وَاللَّهُ يَدْعُو إِلَى دَارِ السَّلَامِ  وَيَهْدِي مَنْ يَشَاءُ إِلَى صِرَاطٍ مُسْتَقِيمٍ

Allah calls to the home of peace (ie Paradise, by accepting Allah's religion of Islamic Monotheism and by doing righteous good deeds and abstaining from polytheism and evil deeds) and guides whom He wills to a Straight Path

26

لِلَّذِينَ أَحْسَنُوا الْحُسْنَى وَزِيَادَةٌ ۖ

For those who have done good is the best (reward, ie Paradise) and even more (ie having the honour of glancing at the Countenance of Allah)

وَلَا يَرْهَقُ وُجُوهَهُمْ قَتَرٌ وَلَا ذِلَّةٌ ۚ

Neither darkness nor dust nor any humiliating disgrace shall cover their faces

أُولَئِكَ أَصْحَابُ الْجَنَّةِ ۖ هُمْ فِيهَا خَالِدُونَ

They are the dwellers of Paradise, they will abide therein forever

27

وَالَّذِينَ كَسَبُوا السَّيِّئَاتِ جَزَاءُ سَيِّئَةٍ بِمِثْلِهَا  وَتَرْهَقُهُمْ ذِلَّةٌ ۖ

And those who have earned evil deeds, the recompense of an evil deed is the like thereof, and humiliating disgrace will cover them (their faces)

مَا لَهُمْ مِنَ اللَّهِ مِنْ عَاصِمٍ ۖ

No defender will they have from Allah

كَأَنَّمَا أُغْشِيَتْ وُجُوهُهُمْ قِطَعًا مِنَ اللَّيْلِ مُظْلِمًا ۚ

Their faces will be covered, as it were, with pieces from the darkness of night

 أُولَئِكَ أَصْحَابُ النَّارِ ۖ هُمْ فِيهَا خَالِدُونَ

They are dwellers of the Fire, they will abide therein forever

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وَيَوْمَ نَحْشُرُهُمْ جَمِيعًا ثُمَّ نَقُولُ لِلَّذِينَ أَشْرَكُوا مَكَانَكُمْ أَنْتُمْ وَشُرَكَاؤُكُمْ ۚ

And the Day whereon We shall gather them all together, then We shall say to those who did set partners in worship with Us:

"Stop at your place! You and your partners (whom you had worshipped in the worldly life)"

فَزَيَّلْنَا بَيْنَهُمْ ۖ وَقَالَ شُرَكَاؤُهُمْ مَا كُنْتُمْ إِيَّانَا تَعْبُدُونَ

then We shall separate them, and their (Allah's so-called) partners shall say:

"It was not us that you used to worship"

29

فَكَفَى بِاللَّهِ شَهِيدًا بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَكُمْ إِنْ كُنَّا عَنْ عِبَادَتِكُمْ لَغَافِلِينَ

"So sufficient is Allah for a witness between us and you, that We indeed knew nothing of your worship of us"

30

هُنَالِكَ تَبْلُو كُلُّ نَفْسٍ مَا أَسْلَفَتْ ۚ

There! Every person will know (exactly) what (all) he had earned before,

وَرُدُّوا إِلَى اللَّهِ مَوْلَاهُمُ الْحَقِّ ۖ

and they will be brought back to Allah, their rightful Lord (Maula),

وَضَلَّ عَنْهُمْ مَا كَانُوا يَفْتَرُونَ

and their invented false deities will vanish from them

31

قُلْ مَنْ يَرْزُقُكُمْ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ وَالْأَرْضِ

Say (O MuhammadSAW ): "Who provides for you from the sky and from the earth?

 أَمَّنْ يَمْلِكُ السَّمْعَ وَالْأَبْصَارَ

Or who owns hearing and sight?

وَمَنْ يُخْرِجُ الْحَيَّ مِنَ الْمَيِّتِ  وَيُخْرِجُ الْمَيِّتَ مِنَ الْحَيِّ

And who brings out the living from the dead and brings out the dead from the living?

وَمَنْ يُدَبِّرُ الْأَمْرَ ۚ

And who disposes the affairs?"

 فَسَيَقُولُونَ اللَّهُ

They will say: "Allah"

فَقُلْ أَفَلَا تَتَّقُونَ

Say: "Will you not then be afraid of Allah's Punishment (for setting up rivals in worship with Allah)?"

32

فَذَلِكُمُ اللَّهُ رَبُّكُمُ الْحَقُّ ۖ

Such is Allah, your Lord in truth

فَمَاذَا بَعْدَ الْحَقِّ إِلَّا الضَّلَالُ ۖ

So after the truth, what else can there be, save error?

فَأَنَّى تُصْرَفُونَ

How then are you turned away?

33

كَذَلِكَ حَقَّتْ كَلِمَتُ رَبِّكَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ فَسَقُوا أَنَّهُمْ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ

Thus is the Word of your Lord justified against those who rebel (disobey Allah) that they will not believe (in the Oneness of Allah and in Muhammad SAW as the Messenger of Allah)

34

قُلْ هَلْ مِنْ شُرَكَائِكُمْ مَنْ يَبْدَأُ الْخَلْقَ ثُمَّ يُعِيدُهُ ۚ

Say: "Is there of your (Allah's so-called) partners one that originates the creation and then repeats it?"

قُلِ اللَّهُ يَبْدَأُ الْخَلْقَ ثُمَّ يُعِيدُهُ ۖ  فَأَنَّى تُؤْفَكُونَ

Say: "Allah originates the creation and then He repeats it Then how are you deluded away (from the truth)?"

35

قُلْ هَلْ مِنْ شُرَكَائِكُمْ مَنْ يَهْدِي إِلَى الْحَقِّ ۚ

Say: "Is there of your (Allah's so-called) partners one that guides to the truth?"

قُلِ اللَّهُ يَهْدِي لِلْحَقِّ ۗ

Say:

"It is Allah Who guides to the truth

 أَفَمَنْ يَهْدِي إِلَى الْحَقِّ أَحَقُّ أَنْ يُتَّبَعَ  أَمَّنْ لَا يَهِدِّي إِلَّا أَنْ يُهْدَى ۖ

Is then He, Who gives guidance to the truth, more worthy to be followed, or he who finds not guidance (himself) unless he is guided?

فَمَا لَكُمْ كَيْفَ تَحْكُمُونَ

Then, what is the matter with you? How judge you?"

36

وَمَا يَتَّبِعُ أَكْثَرُهُمْ إِلَّا ظَنًّا ۚ

And most of them follow nothing but conjecture

إِنَّ الظَّنَّ لَا يُغْنِي مِنَ الْحَقِّ شَيْئًا ۚ

Certainly, conjecture can be of no avail against the truth

 إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ بِمَا يَفْعَلُونَ

Surely, Allah is All-Aware of what they do

37

وَمَا كَانَ هَذَا الْقُرْآنُ أَنْ يُفْتَرَى مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ

And this Quran is not such as could ever be produced by other than Allah (Lord of the heavens and the earth),

وَلَكِنْ تَصْدِيقَ الَّذِي بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ وَتَفْصِيلَ الْكِتَابِ  لَا رَيْبَ فِيهِ مِنْ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ

but it is a confirmation of (the revelation) which was before it (ie the Taurat (Torah), and the Injeel (Gospel), etc), and a full explanation of the Book (ie laws and orders, etc, decreed for mankind) - wherein there is no doubt from the the Lord of the Alameen (mankind, jinns,and all that exists)

38

أَمْ يَقُولُونَ افْتَرَاهُ ۖ

Or do they say: "He (Muhammad SAW) has forged it?"

قُلْ فَأْتُوا بِسُورَةٍ مِثْلِهِ  وَادْعُوا مَنِ اسْتَطَعْتُمْ مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ صَادِقِينَ

Say: "Bring then a Soorah (chapter) like unto it, and call upon whomsoever you can, besides Allah, if you are truthful!"

39

بَلْ كَذَّبُوا بِمَا لَمْ يُحِيطُوا بِعِلْمِهِ وَلَمَّا يَأْتِهِمْ تَأْوِيلُهُ ۚ

Nay, they deny that; the knowledge whereof they could not compass and whereof the interpretation has not yet come unto them

كَذَلِكَ كَذَّبَ الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِهِمْ ۖ

Thus those before them did deny

فَانْظُرْ كَيْفَ كَانَ عَاقِبَةُ الظَّالِمِينَ

Then see what was the end of the Zalimoon (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc)!

40

وَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ يُؤْمِنُ بِهِ وَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ لَا يُؤْمِنُ بِهِ ۚ

And of them there are some who believe therein, and of them there are some who believe not therein,

وَرَبُّكَ أَعْلَمُ بِالْمُفْسِدِينَ

and your Lord is All-Aware of the Mufsidoon (evil-doers, liars, etc)

41

وَإِنْ كَذَّبُوكَ فَقُلْ

And if they belie you, say:

لِي عَمَلِي وَلَكُمْ عَمَلُكُمْ أَنْتُمْ بَرِيئُونَ مِمَّا أَعْمَلُ وَأَنَا بَرِيءٌ مِمَّا تَعْمَلُونَ

"For me are my deeds and for you are your deeds! You are innocent of what I do, and I am innocent of what you do!"

42

وَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ يَسْتَمِعُونَ إِلَيْكَ ۚ

And among them are some who listen to you,

أَفَأَنْتَ تُسْمِعُ الصُّمَّ وَلَوْ كَانُوا لَا يَعْقِلُونَ

but can you make the deaf to hear, even though they apprehend not?

43

وَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ يَنْظُرُ إِلَيْكَ

And among them are some who look at you,

أَفَأَنْتَ تَهْدِي الْعُمْيَ وَلَوْ كَانُوا لَا يُبْصِرُونَ

but can you guide the blind, even though they see not?

44

إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَظْلِمُ النَّاسَ شَيْئًا وَلَكِنَّ النَّاسَ أَنْفُسَهُمْ يَظْلِمُونَ

Truly! Allah wrongs not mankind in aught; but mankind wrong themselves

45

وَيَوْمَ يَحْشُرُهُمْ كَأَنْ لَمْ يَلْبَثُوا إِلَّا سَاعَةً مِنَ النَّهَارِ

And on the Day when He shall gather (resurrect) them together, (it will be) as if they had not stayed (in the life of this world and graves, etc) but an hour of a day

يَتَعَارَفُونَ بَيْنَهُمْ ۚ

They will recognise each other

قَدْ خَسِرَ الَّذِينَ كَذَّبُوا بِلِقَاءِ اللَّهِ وَمَا كَانُوا مُهْتَدِينَ

Ruined indeed will be those who denied the meeting with Allah, and were not guided

46

وَإِمَّا نُرِيَنَّكَ بَعْضَ الَّذِي نَعِدُهُمْ أَوْ نَتَوَفَّيَنَّكَ فَإِلَيْنَا مَرْجِعُهُمْ

Whether We show you (in your lifetime, O Muhammad SAW) some of what We promise them (the torment), - or We cause you to die, - still unto Us is their return,

ثُمَّ اللَّهُ شَهِيدٌ عَلَى مَا يَفْعَلُونَ

and moreover Allah is Witness over what they used to do

47

وَلِكُلِّ أُمَّةٍ رَسُولٌ ۖ

And for every Ummah (a community or a nation), there is a Messenger;

فَإِذَا جَاءَ رَسُولُهُمْ قُضِيَ بَيْنَهُمْ بِالْقِسْطِ وَهُمْ لَا يُظْلَمُونَ

when their Messenger comes, the matter will be judged between them with justice, and they will not be wronged

48

وَيَقُولُونَ مَتَى هَذَا الْوَعْدُ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ صَادِقِينَ

And they say: "When will be this promise (the torment or the Day of Resurrection), - if you speak the truth?"

49

قُلْ لَا أَمْلِكُ لِنَفْسِي ضَرًّا وَلَا نَفْعًا إِلَّا مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ ۗ

Say (O Muhammad SAW): "I have no power over any harm or profit to myself except what Allah may will

 لِكُلِّ أُمَّةٍ أَجَلٌ ۚ

For every Ummah (a community or a nation), there is a term appointed;

إِذَا جَاءَ أَجَلُهُمْ فَلَا يَسْتَأْخِرُونَ سَاعَةً ۖ وَلَا يَسْتَقْدِمُونَ

when their term is reached, neither can they delay it nor can they advance it an hour (or a moment)"

(Tafsir Al- Qurtubee)

50

قُلْ أَرَأَيْتُمْ إِنْ أَتَاكُمْ عَذَابُهُ بَيَاتًا أَوْ نَهَارًا مَاذَا يَسْتَعْجِلُ مِنْهُ الْمُجْرِمُونَ

Say: "Tell me, - if His torment should come to you by night or by day, - which portion thereof would the Mujrimoon (disbelievers, polytheists, sinners, criminals) hasten on ?"

51

أَثُمَّ إِذَا مَا وَقَعَ آمَنْتُمْ بِهِ ۚ

Is it then, that when it has actually befallen, that you will believe in it?

آلْآنَ وَقَدْ كُنْتُمْ بِهِ تَسْتَعْجِلُونَ

What! Now (you believe)?

And you used (aforetime) to hasten it on!"

52

ثُمَّ قِيلَ لِلَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا ذُوقُوا عَذَابَ الْخُلْدِ

Then it will be said to them who wronged themselves:

"Taste you the everlasting torment!

 هَلْ تُجْزَوْنَ إِلَّا بِمَا كُنْتُمْ تَكْسِبُونَ

Are you recompensed (aught) save what you used to earn?"

53

وَيَسْتَنْبِئُونَكَ أَحَقٌّ هُوَ ۖ

And they ask you (O Muhammad SAW) to inform them (saying): "Is it true (ie the torment and the establishment of the Hour; - the Day of Resurrection)?"

 قُلْ إِي وَرَبِّي إِنَّهُ لَحَقٌّ ۖ وَمَا أَنْتُمْ بِمُعْجِزِينَ

Say: "Yes! By my Lord! It is the very truth! and you cannot escape from it!"

54

وَلَوْ أَنَّ لِكُلِّ نَفْسٍ ظَلَمَتْ مَا فِي الْأَرْضِ لَافْتَدَتْ بِهِ

And if every person who had wronged (by disbelieving in Allah and by worshipping others besides Allah), possessed all that is on earth, and sought to ransom himself therewith (it will not be accepted),

وَأَسَرُّوا النَّدَامَةَ لَمَّا رَأَوُا الْعَذَابَ ۖ

and they would feel in their hearts regret when they see the torment,

وَقُضِيَ بَيْنَهُمْ بِالْقِسْطِ ۚ

and they will be judged with justice,

وَهُمْ لَا يُظْلَمُونَ

and no wrong will be done unto them

55

أَلَا إِنَّ لِلَّهِ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۗ

No doubt, surely, all that is in the heavens and the earth belongs to Allah

 أَلَا إِنَّ وَعْدَ اللَّهِ حَقٌّ وَلَكِنَّ أَكْثَرَهُمْ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ

No doubt, surely, Allah's Promise is true But most of them know not

56

هُوَ يُحْيِي وَيُمِيتُ وَإِلَيْهِ تُرْجَعُونَ

It is He Who gives life, and causes death, and to Him you (all) shall return

57

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ قَدْ جَاءَتْكُمْ مَوْعِظَةٌ مِنْ رَبِّكُمْ

O mankind! There has come to you a good advice from your Lord (ie the Quran, ordering all that is good and forbidding all that is evil),

 وَشِفَاءٌ لِمَا فِي الصُّدُورِ وَهُدًى وَرَحْمَةٌ لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ

and a healing for that (disease of ignorance, doubt, hypocrisy and differences, etc) in your breasts, - a guidance and a mercy (explaining lawful and unlawful things, etc) for the believers

58

قُلْ بِفَضْلِ اللَّهِ وَبِرَحْمَتِهِ  فَبِذَلِكَ فَلْيَفْرَحُوا

Say: "In the Bounty of Allah, and in His Mercy (ie Islam and the Quran); -therein let them rejoice"

 هُوَ خَيْرٌ مِمَّا يَجْمَعُونَ

That is better than what (the wealth) they amass

59

قُلْ أَرَأَيْتُمْ مَا أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ لَكُمْ مِنْ رِزْقٍ  فَجَعَلْتُمْ مِنْهُ حَرَامًا وَحَلَالًا

Say (O Muhammad SAW to these polytheists): "Tell me, what provision Allah has sent down to you! And you have made of it lawful and unlawful"

 قُلْ آللَّهُ أَذِنَ لَكُمْ ۖ أَمْ عَلَى اللَّهِ تَفْتَرُونَ

Say (O Muhammad SAW): "Has Allah permitted you (to do so), or do you invent a lie against Allah?"

60

وَمَا ظَنُّ الَّذِينَ يَفْتَرُونَ عَلَى اللَّهِ الْكَذِبَ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ ۗ

And what think those who invent lies against Allah, on the Day of Resurrection?

(ie Do they think that they will be forgiven and excused! Nay, they will have an eternal punishment in the Fire of Hell)

إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَذُو فَضْلٍ عَلَى النَّاسِ  وَلَكِنَّ أَكْثَرَهُمْ لَا يَشْكُرُونَ

Truly, Allah is full of Bounty to mankind, but most of them are ungrateful

61

وَمَا تَكُونُ فِي شَأْنٍ وَمَا تَتْلُو مِنْهُ مِنْ قُرْآنٍ وَلَا تَعْمَلُونَ مِنْ عَمَلٍ

Whatever you (O Muhammad SAW) may be doing, and whatever portion you may be reciting from the Quran, - and whatever deed you (mankind) may be doing (good or evil),

إِلَّا كُنَّا عَلَيْكُمْ شُهُودًا إِذْ تُفِيضُونَ فِيهِ ۚ

We are Witness thereof, when you are doing it

وَمَا يَعْزُبُ عَنْ رَبِّكَ مِنْ مِثْقَالِ ذَرَّةٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا فِي السَّمَاءِ

And nothing is hidden from your Lord (so much as) the weight of an atom (or small ant) on the earth or in the heaven

وَلَا أَصْغَرَ مِنْ ذَلِكَ وَلَا أَكْبَرَ إِلَّا فِي كِتَابٍ مُبِينٍ

Not what is less than that or what is greater than that but is (written) in a Clear Record

(Tafsir At-Tabaree Vol11, Page 129)

62

أَلَا إِنَّ أَوْلِيَاءَ اللَّهِ لَا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ

No doubt! Verily, the Auliya of Allah (ie those who believe in the Oneness of Allah and fear Allah much (abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which he has forbidden), and love Allah much (perform all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained)), no fear shall come upon them nor shall they grieve, -

63

الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَكَانُوا يَتَّقُونَ

Those who believed (in the Oneness of Allah - Islamic Monotheism), and used to fear Allah much (by abstaining from evil deeds and sins and by doing righteous deeds)

64

لَهُمُ الْبُشْرَى فِي الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَفِي الْآخِرَةِ ۚ

For them are glad tidings, in the life of the present world,  (ie righteous dream seen by the person himself or shown to others) and in the Hereafter

 لَا تَبْدِيلَ لِكَلِمَاتِ اللَّهِ ۚ

No change can there be in the Words of Allah,

 ذَلِكَ هُوَ الْفَوْزُ الْعَظِيمُ

this is indeed the supreme success

65

وَلَا يَحْزُنْكَ قَوْلُهُمْ ۘ  إِنَّ الْعِزَّةَ لِلَّهِ جَمِيعًا ۚ

And let not their speech grieve you (O Muhammad SAW), for all power and honour belong to Allah

هُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ

He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower

66

أَلَا إِنَّ لِلَّهِ مَنْ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَنْ فِي الْأَرْضِ ۗ

No doubt! Verily, to Allah belongs whosoever is in the heavens and whosoever is in the earth

وَمَا يَتَّبِعُ الَّذِينَ يَدْعُونَ مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ شُرَكَاءَ ۚ

And those who worship and invoke others besides Allah, in fact they follow not the (Allah's so-called) partners,

إِنْ يَتَّبِعُونَ إِلَّا الظَّنَّ وَإِنْ هُمْ إِلَّا يَخْرُصُونَ

they follow only a conjecture and they only invent lies

67

هُوَ الَّذِي جَعَلَ لَكُمُ اللَّيْلَ لِتَسْكُنُوا فِيهِ وَالنَّهَارَ مُبْصِرًا ۚ

He it is Who has appointed for you the night that you may rest therein, and the day to make things visible (to you)

إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِقَوْمٍ يَسْمَعُونَ

Verily, in this are Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc) for a people who listen (ie those who think deeply)

68

قَالُوا اتَّخَذَ اللَّهُ وَلَدًا ۗ

They (Jews, Christians and pagans) say: "Allah has begotten a son (children)"

سُبْحَانَهُ ۖ  هُوَ الْغَنِيُّ ۖ

Glory be to Him! He is Rich (Free of all wants)

 لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ ۚ

His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth

إِنْ عِنْدَكُمْ مِنْ سُلْطَانٍ بِهَذَا ۚ

No warrant you have for this

 أَتَقُولُونَ عَلَى اللَّهِ مَا لَا تَعْلَمُونَ

Do you say against Allah what you know not

69

قُلْ إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَفْتَرُونَ عَلَى اللَّهِ الْكَذِبَ لَا يُفْلِحُونَ

Say: "Verily, those who invent lie against Allah will never be successful" -

70

مَتَاعٌ فِي الدُّنْيَا ثُمَّ إِلَيْنَا مَرْجِعُهُمْ

A brief enjoyment in this world! - and then unto Us will be their return,

ثُمَّ نُذِيقُهُمُ الْعَذَابَ الشَّدِيدَ بِمَا كَانُوا يَكْفُرُونَ

then We shall make them taste the severest torment because they used to disbelieve (in Allah, belie His Messengers, deny and challenge His Ayat (proofs, signs, verses, etc))

71

وَاتْلُ عَلَيْهِمْ نَبَأَ نُوحٍ  إِذْ قَالَ لِقَوْمِهِ

And recite to them the news of Nooh (Noah) When he said to his people:

يَا قَوْمِ إِنْ كَانَ كَبُرَ عَلَيْكُمْ مَقَامِي وَتَذْكِيرِي بِآيَاتِ اللَّهِ فَعَلَى اللَّهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ

"O my people, if my stay (with you), and my reminding (you) of the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc) of Allah is hard on you, then I put my trust in Allah

فَأَجْمِعُوا أَمْرَكُمْ وَشُرَكَاءَكُمْ ثُمَّ لَا يَكُنْ أَمْرُكُمْ عَلَيْكُمْ غُمَّةً

So devise your plot, you and your partners, and let not your plot be in doubt for you

ثُمَّ اقْضُوا إِلَيَّ وَلَا تُنْظِرُونِ

Then pass your sentence on me and give me no respite

72

فَإِنْ تَوَلَّيْتُمْ فَمَا سَأَلْتُكُمْ مِنْ أَجْرٍ ۖ  إِنْ أَجْرِيَ إِلَّا عَلَى اللَّهِ ۖ

"But if you turn away (from accepting my doctrine of Islamic Monotheism, ie to worship none but Allah), then no reward have I asked of you, my reward is only from Allah,

 وَأُمِرْتُ أَنْ أَكُونَ مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ

and I have been commanded to be one of the Muslims (those who submit to Allahs Will)"

73

فَكَذَّبُوهُ

They denied him,

 فَنَجَّيْنَاهُ وَمَنْ مَعَهُ فِي الْفُلْكِ وَجَعَلْنَاهُمْ خَلَائِفَ

but We delivered him, and those with him in the ship, and We made them generations replacing one after another,

وَأَغْرَقْنَا الَّذِينَ كَذَّبُوا بِآيَاتِنَا ۖ

while We drowned those who belied Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, lessons, signs, revelations, etc)

فَانْظُرْ كَيْفَ كَانَ عَاقِبَةُ الْمُنْذَرِينَ

Then see what was the end of those who were warned

74

ثُمَّ بَعَثْنَا مِنْ بَعْدِهِ رُسُلًا إِلَى قَوْمِهِمْ  فَجَاءُوهُمْ بِالْبَيِّنَاتِ

Then after him We sent Messengers to their people, they brought them clear proofs,

 فَمَا كَانُوا لِيُؤْمِنُوا بِمَا كَذَّبُوا بِهِ مِنْ قَبْلُ ۚ

but they would not believe what they had already rejected beforehand

كَذَلِكَ نَطْبَعُ عَلَى قُلُوبِ الْمُعْتَدِينَ

Thus We seal the hearts of the transgressors (those who disbelieve in the Oneness of Allah and disobey Him)

75

ثُمَّ بَعَثْنَا مِنْ بَعْدِهِمْ مُوسَى وَهَارُونَ إِلَى فِرْعَوْنَ وَمَلَئِهِ بِآيَاتِنَا

Then after them We sent Moosa (Moses) and Haroon (Aaron) to Firaun (Pharaoh) and his chiefs with Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc)

فَاسْتَكْبَرُوا وَكَانُوا قَوْمًا مُجْرِمِينَ

But they behaved arrogantly and were Mujrimoon (disbelievers, sinners, polytheists, criminals, etc) folk

76

فَلَمَّا جَاءَهُمُ الْحَقُّ مِنْ عِنْدِنَا قَالُوا إِنَّ هَذَا لَسِحْرٌ مُبِينٌ

So when came to them the truth from Us, they said: "This is indeed clear magic"

77

قَالَ مُوسَى أَتَقُولُونَ لِلْحَقِّ لَمَّا جَاءَكُمْ ۖ

Moosa (Moses) said:

"Say you (this) about the truth when it has come to you?

 أَسِحْرٌ هَذَا

Is this magic?

 وَلَا يُفْلِحُ السَّاحِرُونَ

But the magicians will never be successful"

78

قَالُوا أَجِئْتَنَا لِتَلْفِتَنَا عَمَّا وَجَدْنَا عَلَيْهِ آبَاءَنَا

They said:

"Have you come to us to turn us away from that (Faith) we found our fathers following, -

وَتَكُونَ لَكُمَا الْكِبْرِيَاءُ فِي الْأَرْضِ

and that you two may have greatness in the land?

وَمَا نَحْنُ لَكُمَا بِمُؤْمِنِينَ

We are not going to believe you two!"

79

وَقَالَ فِرْعَوْنُ ائْتُونِي بِكُلِّ سَاحِرٍ عَلِيمٍ

And Firaun (Pharaoh) said: "Bring to me every well-versed sorcerer"

80

فَلَمَّا جَاءَ السَّحَرَةُ قَالَ لَهُمْ مُوسَى أَلْقُوا مَا أَنْتُمْ مُلْقُونَ

And when the sorcerers came, Moosa (Moses) said to them: "Cast down what you want to cast!"

81

فَلَمَّا أَلْقَوْا قَالَ مُوسَى مَا جِئْتُمْ بِهِ السِّحْرُ ۖ

Then when they had cast down, Moosa (Moses) said:

"What you have brought is sorcery,

إِنَّ اللَّهَ سَيُبْطِلُهُ ۖ

Allah will surely make it of no effect

إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُصْلِحُ عَمَلَ الْمُفْسِدِينَ

Verily, Allah does not set right the work of Al-Mufsidoon (the evildoers, corrupts, etc)

82

وَيُحِقُّ اللَّهُ الْحَقَّ بِكَلِمَاتِهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْمُجْرِمُونَ

"And Allah will establish and make apparent the truth by His Words, however much the Mujrimoon (criminals, disbelievers, polytheists, sinners, etc) may hate it"

83

فَمَا آمَنَ لِمُوسَى إِلَّا ذُرِّيَّةٌ مِنْ قَوْمِهِ  عَلَى خَوْفٍ مِنْ فِرْعَوْنَ وَمَلَئِهِمْ أَنْ يَفْتِنَهُمْ ۚ

But none believed in Moosa (Moses) except the offspring of his people, because of the fear of Firaun (Pharaoh) and his chiefs, lest they should persecute them;

 وَإِنَّ فِرْعَوْنَ لَعَالٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَإِنَّهُ لَمِنَ الْمُسْرِفِينَ

and verily, Firaun (Pharaoh) was arrogant tyrant on the earth, he was indeed one of the Musrifoon (polytheists, sinners and transgressors, those who give up the truth and follow the evil, and commit all kinds of great sins)

84

وَقَالَ مُوسَى يَا قَوْمِ  إِنْ كُنْتُمْ آمَنْتُمْ بِاللَّهِ فَعَلَيْهِ تَوَكَّلُوا إِنْ كُنْتُمْ مُسْلِمِينَ

And Moosa (Moses) said: "O my people! If you have believed in Allah, then put your trust in Him if you are Muslims (those who submit to Allah's Will)"

85

فَقَالُوا عَلَى اللَّهِ تَوَكَّلْنَا

They said:

"In Allah we put our trust Our Lord!

 رَبَّنَا لَا تَجْعَلْنَا فِتْنَةً لِلْقَوْمِ الظَّالِمِينَ

Make us not a trial for the folk who are Zalimoon (polytheists and wrong-doing) (ie do not make them overpower us)

86

وَنَجِّنَا بِرَحْمَتِكَ مِنَ الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ

"And save us by Your Mercy from the disbelieving folk"

87

وَأَوْحَيْنَا إِلَى مُوسَى وَأَخِيهِ

And We inspired Moosa (Moses) and his brother (saying):

أَنْ تَبَوَّآ لِقَوْمِكُمَا بِمِصْرَ بُيُوتًا وَاجْعَلُوا بُيُوتَكُمْ قِبْلَةً وَأَقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ ۗ

"Take dwellings for your people in Egypt, and make your dwellings as places for your worship, and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat),

 وَبَشِّرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ

and give glad tidings to the believers"

88

وَقَالَ مُوسَى رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ آتَيْتَ فِرْعَوْنَ وَمَلَأَهُ زِينَةً وَأَمْوَالًا فِي الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا

And Moosa (Moses) said:

"Our Lord! You have indeed bestowed on Firaun (Pharaoh) and his chiefs splendour and wealth in the life of this world,

رَبَّنَا لِيُضِلُّوا عَنْ سَبِيلِكَ ۖ

our Lord! That they may lead men astray from Your Path

رَبَّنَا اطْمِسْ عَلَى أَمْوَالِهِمْ وَاشْدُدْ عَلَى قُلُوبِهِمْ فَلَا يُؤْمِنُوا حَتَّى يَرَوُا الْعَذَابَ الْأَلِيمَ

Our Lord! Destroy their wealth, and harden their hearts, so that they will not believe until they see the painful torment"

89

قَالَ قَدْ أُجِيبَتْ دَعْوَتُكُمَا

Allah said:

"Verily, the invocation of you both is accepted

فَاسْتَقِيمَا وَلَا تَتَّبِعَانِّ سَبِيلَ الَّذِينَ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ

So you both keep to the Straight Way (ie keep on doing good deeds and preaching Allah's Message with patience), and follow not the path of those who know not (the truth ie to believe in the Oneness of Allah, and also to believe in the Reward of Allah: Paradise, etc)"

90

وَجَاوَزْنَا بِبَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ الْبَحْرَ

And We took the Children of Israel across the sea,

 فَأَتْبَعَهُمْ فِرْعَوْنُ وَجُنُودُهُ بَغْيًا وَعَدْوًا ۖ

and Firaun (Pharaoh) with his hosts followed them in oppression and enmity,

حَتَّى إِذَا أَدْرَكَهُ الْغَرَقُ قَالَ

till when drowning overtook him, he said:

 آمَنْتُ أَنَّهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا الَّذِي آمَنَتْ بِهِ بَنُو إِسْرَائِيلَ وَأَنَا مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ

"I believe that La ilaha illa (Huwa): (none has the right to be worshipped but) He," in Whom the Children of Israel believe, and I am one of the Muslims (those who submit to Allah's Will)"

91

آلْآنَ وَقَدْ عَصَيْتَ قَبْلُ وَكُنْتَ مِنَ الْمُفْسِدِينَ

Now (you believe) while you refused to believe before and you were one of the Mufsidoon (evildoers, corrupts, etc)

92

فَالْيَوْمَ نُنَجِّيكَ بِبَدَنِكَ لِتَكُونَ لِمَنْ خَلْفَكَ آيَةً ۚ

So this day We shall deliver your (dead) body (out from the sea) that you may be a sign to those who come after you!

وَإِنَّ كَثِيرًا مِنَ النَّاسِ عَنْ آيَاتِنَا لَغَافِلُونَ

And verily, many among mankind are heedless of Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs , revelations, etc)

93

وَلَقَدْ بَوَّأْنَا بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ مُبَوَّأَ صِدْقٍ وَرَزَقْنَاهُمْ مِنَ الطَّيِّبَاتِ

And indeed We settled the Children of Israel in an honourable dwelling place (Sham and Misr), and provided them with good things,

 فَمَا اخْتَلَفُوا حَتَّى جَاءَهُمُ الْعِلْمُ ۚ

and they differed not until the knowledge came to them

إِنَّ رَبَّكَ يَقْضِي بَيْنَهُمْ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ فِيمَا كَانُوا فِيهِ يَخْتَلِفُونَ

Verily, Allah will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection in that in which they used to differ

94

فَإِنْ كُنْتَ فِي شَكٍّ مِمَّا أَنْزَلْنَا إِلَيْكَ فَاسْأَلِ الَّذِينَ يَقْرَءُونَ الْكِتَابَ مِنْ قَبْلِكَ ۚ

So if you (O Muhammad SAW) are in doubt concerning that which We have revealed unto you, (ie that your name is written in the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)) then ask those who are reading the Book (the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)) before you

لَقَدْ جَاءَكَ الْحَقُّ مِنْ رَبِّكَ فَلَا تَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الْمُمْتَرِينَ

Verily, the truth has come to you from your Lord So be not of those who doubt (it)

95

وَلَا تَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الَّذِينَ كَذَّبُوا بِآيَاتِ اللَّهِ فَتَكُونَ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ

And be not one of those who belie the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc) of Allah, for then you shall be one of the losers

96

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ حَقَّتْ عَلَيْهِمْ كَلِمَتُ رَبِّكَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ

Truly! Those, against whom the Word (Wrath) of your Lord has been justified, will not believe

97

وَلَوْ جَاءَتْهُمْ كُلُّ آيَةٍ حَتَّى يَرَوُا الْعَذَابَ الْأَلِيمَ

Even if every sign should come to them, - until they see the painful torment

98

فَلَوْلَا كَانَتْ قَرْيَةٌ آمَنَتْ فَنَفَعَهَا إِيمَانُهَا

Was there any town (community) that believed (after seeing the punishment), and its Faith (at that moment) saved it (from the punishment)?

 إِلَّا قَوْمَ يُونُسَ لَمَّا آمَنُوا كَشَفْنَا عَنْهُمْ عَذَابَ الْخِزْيِ فِي الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَمَتَّعْنَاهُمْ إِلَى حِينٍ

(The answer is none,)

- except the people of Yoonus (Jonah); when they believed, We removed from them the torment of disgrace in the life of the (present) world, and permitted them to enjoy for a while

99

وَلَوْ شَاءَ رَبُّكَ لَآمَنَ مَنْ فِي الْأَرْضِ كُلُّهُمْ جَمِيعًا ۚ

And had your Lord willed, those on earth would have believed, all of them together

أَفَأَنْتَ تُكْرِهُ النَّاسَ حَتَّى يَكُونُوا مُؤْمِنِينَ

So, will you (O Muhammad SAW) then compel mankind, until they become believers

100

وَمَا كَانَ لِنَفْسٍ أَنْ تُؤْمِنَ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ ۚ

It is not for any person to believe, except by the Leave of Allah,

وَيَجْعَلُ الرِّجْسَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ لَا يَعْقِلُونَ

and He will put the wrath on those who are heedless

101

قُلِ انْظُرُوا مَاذَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۚ

Say: "Behold all that is in the heavens and the earth,"

وَمَا تُغْنِي الْآيَاتُ وَالنُّذُرُ عَنْ قَوْمٍ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ

but neither Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc) nor warners benefit those who believe not

102

فَهَلْ يَنْتَظِرُونَ إِلَّا مِثْلَ أَيَّامِ الَّذِينَ خَلَوْا مِنْ قَبْلِهِمْ ۚ

Then do they wait for (anything) save for (destruction) like the days of the men who passed away before them?

قُلْ فَانْتَظِرُوا إِنِّي مَعَكُمْ مِنَ الْمُنْتَظِرِينَ

Say: "Wait then, I am (too) with you among those who wait"

103

ثُمَّ نُنَجِّي رُسُلَنَا وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا ۚ

Then (in the end) We save Our Messengers and those who believe!

كَذَلِكَ حَقًّا عَلَيْنَا نُنْجِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ

Thus it is incumbent upon Us to save the believers

104

قُلْ يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ فِي شَكٍّ مِنْ دِينِي فَلَا أَعْبُدُ الَّذِينَ تَعْبُدُونَ مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ

Say (O Muhammad SAW): "O you mankind! If you are in doubt as to my religion (Islam), then (know that) I will never worship those whom you worship, besides Allah

وَلَكِنْ أَعْبُدُ اللَّهَ الَّذِي يَتَوَفَّاكُمْ ۖ  وَأُمِرْتُ أَنْ أَكُونَ مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ

But I worship Allah Who causes you to die, I am commanded to be one of the believers

105

وَأَنْ أَقِمْ وَجْهَكَ لِلدِّينِ حَنِيفًا وَلَا تَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ

"And (it is inspired to me): Direct your face (O Muhammad SAW) entirely towards the religion Hanifa (Islamic Monotheism, ie to worship none but Allah Alone), and never be one of the Mushrikoon (those who ascribe partners to Allah, polytheists, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah, and those who worship others along with Allah)

106

وَلَا تَدْعُ مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ مَا لَا يَنْفَعُكَ وَلَا يَضُرُّكَ ۖ

"And invoke not besides Allah, any that will neither profit you, nor hurt you,

فَإِنْ فَعَلْتَ فَإِنَّكَ إِذًا مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ

but if (in case) you did so, you shall certainly be one of the Zalimoon (polytheists and wrong-doers)"

107

وَإِنْ يَمْسَسْكَ اللَّهُ بِضُرٍّ فَلَا كَاشِفَ لَهُ إِلَّا هُوَ ۖ

And if Allah touches you with hurt, there is none who can remove it but He;

وَإِنْ يُرِدْكَ بِخَيْرٍ فَلَا رَادَّ لِفَضْلِهِ ۚ

and if He intends any good for you, there is none who can repel His Favour

 يُصِيبُ بِهِ مَنْ يَشَاءُ مِنْ عِبَادِهِ ۚ

which He causes it to reach whomsoever of His slaves He will

وَهُوَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ

And He is the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful

108

قُلْ يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ قَدْ جَاءَكُمُ الْحَقُّ مِنْ رَبِّكُمْ ۖ

Say:

"O you mankind! Now truth (ie the Quran and Prophet Muhammad SAW), has come to you from your Lord

 فَمَنِ اهْتَدَى فَإِنَّمَا يَهْتَدِي لِنَفْسِهِ ۖ

So whosoever receives guidance, he does so for the good of his own self,

وَمَنْ ضَلَّ فَإِنَّمَا يَضِلُّ عَلَيْهَا ۖ

and whosoever goes astray, he does so to his own loss,

 وَمَا أَنَا عَلَيْكُمْ بِوَكِيلٍ

and I am not (set) over you as a Wakeel (disposer of affairs to oblige you for guidance)"

109.

وَاتَّبِعْ مَا يُوحَى إِلَيْكَ

And (O Muhammad SAW), follow the inspiration sent unto you,

 وَاصْبِرْ حَتَّى يَحْكُمَ اللَّهُ  وَهُوَ خَيْرُ الْحَاكِمِينَ

and be patient till Allah gives judgement. And He is the Best of judges.

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