The revelation of this Book (the Qur'ân) is from Allâh, the All-Mighty,
Verily, We have sent down the Book to you (O Muhammad
in truth: So worship Allâh (Alone) by doing religious deeds sincerely for
Allâh's sake only, (and not to show-off, and not to set up rivals with Him
Surely, the religion (i.e. the worship and the obedience) is for Allâh
only. And those who take Auliyâ' (protectors and helpers) besides Him
(say): "We worship them only that they may bring us near to Allâh."
Verily, Allâh will judge between them concerning that wherein they differ.
Truly, Allâh guides not him who is a liar, and a disbeliever.
Had Allâh willed to take a son (or offspring or children), He could have
chosen whom He pleased out of those whom He created. But glory be to Him!
(He is above such things). He is Allâh, the One, the Irresistible.
He has created the heavens and the earth with truth. He makes the night
to go in the day and makes the day to go in the night. And He has subjected
the sun and the moon. Each running (on a fixed course) for an appointed term.
Verily, He is the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving.
He created you (all) from a single person (Adam); then made from him his
wife [Hawwa' (Eve)]. And He has sent down for you of cattle eight pairs (of
the sheep, two, male and female; of the goats, two, male and female; of the
oxen, two, male and female; and of the camels, two, male and female). He creates
you in the wombs of your mothers, creation after creation in three veils of
darkness, such is Allâh your Lord. His is the kingdom, Lâ ilâha illa Huwa
(none has the right to be worshipped but He). How then are you turned
If you disbelieve, then verily, Allâh is not in need of you, He likes
not disbelief for His slaves. And if you are grateful (by being believers),
He is pleased therewith for you. No bearer of burdens shall bear the burden
of another. Then to your Lord is your return, so He will inform you what you
used to do. Verily, He is the All-Knower of that which is in (men's) breasts.
And when some hurt touches man, he cries to his Lord (Allâh Alone), turning
to Him in repentance, but when He bestows a favour upon him from Himself,
he forgets that for which he cried for before, and he sets up rivals to Allâh,
in order to mislead others from His Path. Say: "Take pleasure in your
disbelief for a while: surely, you are (one) of the dwellers of the Fire!"
Is one who is obedient to Allâh, prostrating himself or standing (in prayer)
during the hours of the night, fearing the Hereafter and hoping for the Mercy
of his Lord (like one who disbelieves)? Say: "Are those who know equal
to those who know not?" It is only men of understanding who will remember
(i.e. get a lesson from Allâh's Signs and Verses).
Say (O Muhammad ):
"O My slaves who believe (in the Oneness of Allâh Islâmic Monotheism),
be afraid of your Lord (Allâh) and keep your duty to Him. Good is (the reward)
for those who do good in this world, and Allâh's earth is spacious (so if
you cannot worship Allâh at a place, then go to another)! Only those who are
patient shall receive their rewards in full, without reckoning."
Say (O Muhammad ):
"Verily, I am commanded to worship Allâh (Alone) by obeying Him and doing
religious deeds sincerely for Allâh's sake only and not to show off, and not
to set up rivals with Him in worship;
"And I am commanded (this) in order that I may be the first of those
who submit themselves to Allâh (in Islâm) as Muslims."
Say (O Muhammad ):
"Verily, if I disobey my Lord, I am afraid of the torment of a great
Say (O Muhammad )
"Allâh Alone I worship by doing religious deeds sincerely for His sake
only and not to show-off, and not to set up rivals with Him in worship."
So worship what you like besides Him. Say (O Muhammad
"The losers are those who will lose themselves and their families on
the Day of Resurrection. Verily, that will be a manifest loss!"
They shall have coverings of Fire, above them and covering (of Fire) beneath
them; with this Allâh does frighten His slaves: "O My slaves, therefore
Those who avoid At-Tâghût (false deities) by not worshipping
them and turn to Allâh in repentance, for them are glad tidings; so announce
the good news to My slaves,
Those who listen to the Word [good advice Lâ ilâha ill-Allâh (none
has the right to be worshipped but Allâh) and Islâmic Monotheism, etc.] and
follow the best thereof (i.e. worship Allâh Alone, repent to Him and avoid
Tâghût, etc.) those are (the ones) whom Allâh has guided and those
are men of understanding (like Zaid bin 'Amr bin Nufail, Salmân Al-Fârisi
and Abû Dhar Al-Ghifârî). [Tafsir Al-Qurtubi, Vol. 12, P. 244]
Is, then one against whom the Word of punishment justified (equal to the
one who avoids evil). Will you (O Muhammad )
rescue him who is in the Fire?
But those who fear Allâh and keep their duty to their Lord (Allâh), for
them are built lofty rooms; one above another under which rivers flow (i.e.
Paradise). (This is) the Promise of Allâh: and Allâh does not fail in (His)
See you not, that Allâh sends down water (rain) from the sky, and causes
it to penetrate the earth, (and then makes it to spring up) as water-springs
and afterward thereby produces crops of different colours, and afterward they
wither and you see them turn yellow, then He makes them dry and broken pieces.
Verily, in this, is a Reminder for men of understanding.
Is he whose breast Allâh has opened to Islâm, so that he is in light from
His Lord (as he who is non-Muslim)? So, woe to those whose hearts are hardened
against remembrance of Allâh! They are in plain error!
Allâh has sent down the best statement, a Book (this Qur'ân), its parts
resembling each other in goodness and truth, oft-repeated. The skins
of those who fear their Lord shiver from it (when they recite it or hear it).
Then their skin and their heart soften to the remembrance of Allâh. That is
the guidance of Allâh. He Guides therewith whom He pleases and whomever Allâh
sends astray, for him there is no guide.
Is he then, who will confront with his face the awful torment on the Day
of Resurrection (as he who enters peacefully in Paradise)? And it will be
said to the Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.): "Taste
what you used to earn!"
Those before them belied, and so the torment came on them from directions
they perceived not.
So Allâh made them to taste the disgrace in the present life, but greater
is the torment of the Hereafter if they only knew!
And indeed We have put forth for men, in this Qur'ân every kind of similitude
in order that they may remember.
An Arabic Qur'ân, without any crookedness (therein) in order that they
may avoid all evil which Allâh has ordered them to avoid, fear Him and keep
their duty to Him.
Allâh puts forth a similitude: a (slave) man belonging to many partners
(like those who worship others along with Allâh) disputing with one another,
and a (slave) man belonging entirely to one master, (like those who worship
Allâh Alone). Are those two equal in comparison? All the praises and thanks
be to Allâh! But most of them know not.
Verily, you (O Muhammad )
will die and verily, they (too) will die.
Then, on the Day of Resurrection, you will be disputing before your Lord.
Then, who does more wrong than one who utters a lie against Allâh, and
denies the truth [this Qur'ân, the Prophet (Muhammad
the Islâmic Monotheism, the Resurrection and the reward or punishment according
to good or evil deeds] when it comes to him! Is there not in Hell an abode
for the disbelievers?
And he (Muhammad )
who has brought the truth (this Qur'ân and Islâmic Monotheism) and (those
who) believed therein (i.e. the true believers of Islâmic Monotheism), those
are Al- Muttaqûn (the pious and righteous persons - see V.2:2).
They shall have all that they will desire with their Lord. That is the
reward of Muhsinûn (good-doers - see V.2:112).
So that Allâh may remit from them the evil of what they did and give them
the reward, according to the best of what they used to do.
Is not Allâh Sufficient for His slave? Yet they try to frighten you with
those (whom they worship) besides Him! And whom Allâh sends astray, for him
there will be no guide.
And whomsoever Allâh guides, for him there will be no misleader. Is not
Allâh All-Mighty, Possessor of Retribution?
And verily, if you ask them: "Who created the heavens and the earth?"
Surely, they will say: "Allâh (has created them)." Say: "Tell
me then, the things that you invoke besides Allâh, if Allâh intended some
harm for me, could they remove His harm, or if He (Allâh) intended some mercy
for me, could they withhold His Mercy?" Say : "Sufficient for me
is Allâh; in Him those who trust (i.e. believers) must put their trust."
Say: (O Muhammad )
"O My people! Work according to your way, I am working (according to
my way). Then you will come to know,
"To whom comes a disgracing torment, and on whom descends an everlasting
Verily, We have sent down to you (O Muhammad )
the Book (this Qur'ân) for mankind in truth. So whosoever accepts the guidance,
it is only for his ownself, and whosoever goes astray, he goes astray only
for his (own) loss. And you (O Muhammad )
are not a Wakîl (trustee or disposer of affairs, or keeper) over them.
It is Allâh Who takes away the souls at the time of their death, and those
that die not during their sleep. He keeps those (souls) for which He has ordained
death and sends the rest for a term appointed. Verily, in this are signs for
a people who think deeply.
Have they taken others as intercessors besides Allâh? Say: "Even
if they have power over nothing whatever and have no intelligence?"
Say: "To Allâh belongs all intercession. His is the Sovereignty of
the heavens and the earth, then to Him you shall be brought back."
And when Allâh Alone is mentioned, the hearts of those who believe not
in the Hereafter are filled with disgust (from the Oneness of Allâh) and when
those (whom they obey or worship) besides Him [like all false deities other
than Allâh, it may be a Messenger like 'Iesa (Jesus) son of Maryam (Mary),
'Uzair (Ezra), an angel, a pious man, a jinn, or any other creature even idols,
graves of religious people, saints, priests, monks, etc.] are mentioned, behold,
Say (O Muhammad ):
"O Allâh! Creator of the heavens and the earth! All-Knower of the Ghaib
(unseen) and the seen. You will judge between your slaves about that wherein
they used to differ."
And those who did wrong (the polytheists and disbelievers in the Oneness
of Allâh), if they had all that is in earth and therewith as much again, they
verily, would offer it to ransom themselves therewith on the Day of Resurrection
from the evil torment, and there will become apparent to them from Allâh,
what they had not been reckoning.
And the evils of that which they earned will become apparent to them,
and they will be encircled by that which they used to mock at!
When harm touches man, he calls to Us (for help), then when We have (rescued
him from that harm and) changed it into a favour from Us, he says: "Only
because of knowledge (that I possess) I obtained it." Nay, it is only
a trial, but most of them know not!
Verily, those before them said it, yet (all) that they had earned availed
So, the evil results of that which they earned overtook them. And those
who did wrong of these [people to whom you (Muhammad
have been sent], will also be overtaken by the evil results (torment) for
that which they earned, and they will never be able to escape.
Do they not know that Allâh enlarges the provision for whom He wills,
and straitens it (for whom He wills). Verily, in this are signs for the folk
Say: "O 'Ibâdî (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves
(by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allâh, verily
Allâh forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
"And turn in repentance and in obedience with true Faith (Islâmic
Monotheism) to your Lord and submit to Him, (in Islâm), before the torment
comes upon you, then you will not be helped.
"And follow the best of that which is sent down to you from your
Lord (i.e. this Qur'ân, do what it orders you to do and keep away from what
it forbids), before the torment comes on you suddenly while you perceive not!"
Lest a person should say: "Alas, my grief that I was undutiful to
Allâh (i.e. I have not done what Allâh has ordered me to do), and I was indeed
among those who mocked [at the truth! i.e. Lâ ilâha ill-Allâh (none
has the right to be worshipped but Allâh), the Qur'ân, and Muhammad
and at the faithful believers, etc.]
Or (lest) he should say: "If only Allâh had guided me, I should indeed
have been among the Muttaqûn (pious and righteous persons - see V.2:2)."
Or (lest) he should say when he sees the torment: "If only I had
another chance (to return to the world) then I should indeed be among the
Muhsinûn (good-doers - see V.2:112)."
Yes! Verily, there came to you My Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses,
lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) and you denied them, and were proud and
were among the disbelievers.
And on the Day of Resurrection you will see those who lied against Allâh
(i.e. attributed to Him sons, partners, etc.) their faces will be black. Is
there not in Hell an abode for the arrogant ones?
And Allâh will deliver those who are the Muttaqûn (pious - see
V.2:2) to their places of success (Paradise). Evil shall touch them not, nor
shall they grieve.
Allâh is the Creator of all things, and He is the Wakîl (Trustee,
Disposer of affairs, Guardian, etc.) over all things.
To Him belong the keys of the heavens and the earth. And those who disbelieve
in the Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, signs, revelations, etc.) of
Allâh, such are they who will be the losers.
Say (O Muhammad
to the polytheists, etc.): "Do you order me to worship other than Allâh
O you fools ?"
And indeed it has been revealed to you (O Muhammad
as it was to those (Allâh's Messengers) before you: "If you join others
in worship with Allâh, (then) surely (all) your deeds will be in vain, and
you will certainly be among the losers."
Nay! But worship Allâh (Alone and none else), and be among the grateful.
They made not a just estimate of Allâh such as is due to Him. And on the
Day of Resurrection the whole of the earth will be grasped by His Hand and
the heavens will be rolled up in His Right Hand. Glorified is He, and High
is He above all that they associate as partners with Him!
And the Trumpet will be blown, and all who are in the heavens and all
who are on the earth will swoon away, except him whom Allâh will. Then it
will blown a second time and behold, they will be standing, looking on (waiting).
And the earth will shine with the light of its Lord (Allâh, when He will
come to judge among men) and the Book will be placed (open) and the Prophets
and the witnesses will be brought forward, and it will be judged between them
with truth, and they will not be wronged.
And each person will be paid in full of what he did; and He is Best Aware
of what they do.
And those who disbelieved will be driven to Hell in groups, till, when
they reach it, the gates thereof will be opened (suddenly like a prison at
the arrival of the prisoners). And its keepers will say, "Did not the
Messengers come to you from yourselves, reciting to you the Verses of your
Lord, and warning you of the Meeting of this Day of yours?" They will
say: "Yes, but the Word of torment has been justified against the disbelievers!"
It will be said (to them): "Enter you the gates of Hell, to abide
therein. And (indeed) what an evil abode of the arrogant!"
And those who kept their duty to their Lord will be led to Paradise
in groups, till, when they reach it, and its gates will be opened (before
their arrival for their reception) and its keepers will say: Salâmun 'Alaikum
(peace be upon you)! You have done well, so enter here to abide therein."
And they will say: "All the praises and thanks be to Allâh Who has
fulfilled His Promise to us and has made us inherit (this) land. We can dwell
in Paradise where we will; how excellent a reward for the (pious good) workers!"
you will see the angels surrounding the Throne (of Allâh) from all round,
glorifying the praises of their Lord (Allâh). And they (all the creatures)
will be judged with truth, and it will be said. All the praises and thanks
be to Allâh, the Lord of the 'Alamîn (mankind, jinns and all that exists)."