[These letters (Sad etc.) are one of
the miracles of the Qur'an and none but Allah (Alone) knows their
meanings]. By the Qur'an full of reminding.
Nay, those who desbelieve are in false pride and opposition.
3. How many a generation We have destroyed before them, and they
cried out when there was no longer time for escape!
4. And they (Arab pagans) wonder that a warner (Prophet Muhammad )
has come to them from among themselves! And the disbelievers say:
"This (Prophet Muhammad )
is a sorcerer, a liar.
5. "Has he made the
aliha (gods) (all) into One Ilah (God - Allah). Verily,
this is a curious thing!"
6. And the
leaders among them went about (saying): "Go on, and remain constant
to your aliha (gods)! Verily, This is a thing designed
7. "We have not heard (the
like) of this among the people of these later days. This is nothing
but an invention!
8. "Has the Reminder
been sent down to him (alone) from among us?" Nay! but they are in
doubt about My Reminder (this Qur'an)! Nay, but they have not tasted
9. Or have they the
treasures of the Mercy of your Lord, the All-Mighty, the Real
10. Or is it that the dominion
of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them is theirs?
If so, let them ascend up with means (to the heavens)!
11. (As they denied Allah's Message) they will be a defeated host
like the confederates of the old times (who were defeated).
12. Before them (were many who) belied Messengers, the people of
Nuh (Noah); and 'Ad; and Fir'aun (Pharaoh) the man of stakes
(with which he used to punish the people),
13. And Thamud, and the people of Lout (Lot), and the dwellers of
the wood; such were the confederates.
Not one of them but belied the Messengers, therefore My Torment was
15. And these only wait for a
single Saihah [shout (i.e. the blowing of the Trumpet by the
angel Israfil Sarafil)] there will be no pause or ending
thereto [till everything will perish except Allah (the only God full
of Majesty, Bounty and Honour)].
say: "Our Lord! Hasten to us Qittana (i.e. our Record of good
and bad deeds so that we see it) before the Day of Reckoning!"
17. Be patient (O Muhammad )
of what they say, and remember Our slave Dawud (David), endued with
power. Verily, he was ever oft-returning in all matters and in
repentance (toward Allah).
18. Verily, We
made the mountains to glorify Our Praises with him [Dawud (David)] in
the 'Ashi (i.e. after the mid-day till sunset) and Ishraq
(i.e. after the sunrise till mid-day).
And (so did) the birds assembled: all with him [Dawud (David)] did
turn (to Allah i.e. glorified His Praises).
20. We made his kingdom strong and gave him Al-Hikmah
(Prophethood, etc.) and sound judgement in speech and decision.
21. And has the news of the litigants reached you? When they
climbed over the wall into (his) Mihrab (a praying place or a
22. When they entered in
upon Dawud (David), he was terrified of them, they said: "Fear not!
(We are) two litigants, one of whom has wronged the other, therefore
judge between us with truth, and treat us not with injustice, and
guide us to the Right Way.
this my brother (in religion) has ninety nine ewes, while I have
(only) one ewe, and he says: "Hand it over to me, and he overpowered
me in speech."
24. [Dawud (David)] said
(immediately without listening to the opponent): "He has wronged you
in demanding your ewe in addition to his ewes. And, verily, many
partners oppress one another, except those who believe and do
righteous good deeds, and they are few." And Dawud (David) guessed
that We have tried him and he sought Forgiveness of his Lord, and he
fell down prostrate and turned (to Allah) in repentance.
25. So We forgave him that, and verily, for him is a near access
to Us, and a good place of (final) return (Paradise).
26. O Dawud (David)! Verily! We have placed you as a successor on
earth, so judge you between men in truth (and justice) and follow not
your desire for it will mislead you from the Path of Allah. Verily!
Those who wander astray from the Path of Allah (shall) have a severe
torment, because they forgot the Day of Reckoning.
27. And We created not the heaven and the earth and all that is
between them without purpose! That is the consideration of those who
disbelieve! Then woe to those who disbelieve (in Islamic Monotheism)
from the Fire!
28. Shall We treat those
who believe (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism) and do
righteous good deeds, as Mufsidun (those who associate
partners in worship with Allah and commit crimes) on earth? Or shall
We treat the Muttaqun (pious - see V.2:2), as the Fujjar
(criminals, disbelievers, wicked, etc)?
(This is) a Book (the Qur'an) which We have sent down to you, full of
blessings that they may ponder over its Verses, and that men of
understanding may remember.
30. And to
Dawud (David) We gave Sulaiman (Solomon). How excellent (a) slave!
Verily, he was ever oft-returning in repentance (to Us)!
31. When there were displayed before him, in the afternoon, well
trained horses of the highest breed [for Jihad (holy fighting
in Allah's Cause)].
32. And he said:
"Alas! I did love the good (these horses) instead of remembering my
Lord (in my 'Asr prayer)" till the time was over, and (the
sun) had hidden in the veil (of night).
Then he said "Bring them (horses) back to me." Then he began to pass
his hand over their legs and their necks (till the end of the
34. And, indeed We did try
Sulaiman (Solomon) and We placed on his throne Jasadan (a
devil, so he lost his kingdom for a while) but he did return (to his
throne and kingdom by the Grace of Allah and he did return) to Allah
with obedience and in repentance.
said: "My Lord! Forgive me, and bestow upon me a kingdom such as
shall not belong to any other after me: Verily, You are the
36. So, We subjected to him
the wind, it blew gently to his order whithersoever he willed,
37. And also the Shayatin (devils) from the jinns
(including) every kind of builder and diver,
38. And also others bound in fetters.
[Saying of Allah to Sulaiman (Solomon)]: "This is Our gift, so spend
you or withhold, no account will be asked."
40. And verily, he enjoyed a near access to Us, and a good final
41. And remember Our
slave Ayub (Job), when he invoked his Lord (saying): "Verily!
Shaitan (Satan) has touched me with distress (by losing my
health) and torment (by losing my wealth)!
42. (Allah said to him): "Strike the ground with your foot: This
is a spring of water to wash in, cool and a (refreshing) drink."
43. And We gave him (back) his family, and along with them the
like thereof, as a Mercy from Us, and a Reminder for those who
44. "And take in your hand a
bundle of thin grass and strike therewith (your wife), and break not
your oath . Truly! We found him patient. How excellent (a) slave!
Verily, he was ever oft-returning in repentance (to Us)!
45. And remember Our slaves, Ibrahim (Abraham), Ishaque (Isaac),
and Ya'qub (Jacob), (all) owners of strength (in worshipping Us) and
(also) of religious understanding.
Verily, We did choose them by granting them (a good thing, i.e.) the
remembrance of the home [in the Hereafter and they used to make the
people remember it, and also they used to invite the people to obey
Allah and to do good deeds for the Hereafter].
47. And they are with Us, verily, of the chosen and the best!
48. And remember Isma'il (Ishmael), Al-Yasa'a (Elisha), and
Dhul-Kifl (Isaiah), all are among the best.
49. This is a Reminder, and verily, for the Muttaqun
(pious and righteous persons - see V.2:2) is a good final return
50. 'Adn (Edn)
Paradise (everlasting Gardens), whose doors will be open for them,
[It is said (in Tafsir At-Tabari, Part 23, Page 174) that one
can speak to the doors, just one tells it to open and close, and it
will open or close as it is ordered].
Therein they will recline; therein they will call for fruits in
abundance and drinks;
52. And beside them
will be chaste females (virgins) restraining their glances only for
their husbands, (and) of equal ages.
This it is what you (Al-Muttaqun - the pious) are promised for
the Day of Reckoning!
54. (It will be
said to them)! Verily, this is Our Provision which will never finish;
55. This is so! And for the Taghun (transgressors,
disobedient to Allah and His Messenger - disbelievers in the Oneness
of Allah, criminals, etc.), will be an evil final return (Fire),
56. Hell! Where they will burn, and worst (indeed) is that place
57. This is so! Then let them
taste it, a boiling fluid and dirty wound discharges.
58. And other torments of similar kind, all together!
59. This is a troop entering with you (in Hell), no welcome for
them! Verily, they shall burn in the Fire!
60. (The followers of the misleaders will say): "Nay, you (too)!
No welcome for you! It is you (misleaders) who brought this upon us
(because you misled us in the world), so evil is this place to stay
61. They will say: "Our Lord!
Whoever brought this upon us, add to him a double torment in the
62. And they will say: "What is
the matter with us that we see not men whom we used to count among
the bad ones?"
63. Did we take them as an
object of mockery, or have (our) eyes failed to perceive them?"
64. Verily, that is the very truth, the mutual dispute of the
people of the Fire!
65. Say (O Muhammad ):
"I am only a warner and there is no Ilah (God) except Allah
(none has the right to be worshipped but Allah) the One, the
66. "The Lord of the
heavens and the earth and all that is between them, the All-Mighty,
67. Say: "That (this
Qur'an) is a great news,
68. "From which
you turn away!
69. "I had no knowledge of
the chiefs (angels) on high when they were disputing and discussing
(about the creation of Adam).
this has been inspired to me, that I am a plain warner."
71. (Remember) when your Lord said to the angels: "Truly, I am
going to create man from clay".
when I have fashioned him and breathed into him (his) soul created by
Me, then you fall down prostrate to him."
So the angels prostrated themselves, all of them:
74. Except Iblis (Satan) he was proud and was one of the
75. (Allah) said: "O
Iblis (Satan)! What prevents you from prostrating yourself to one
whom I have created with Both My Hands. Are you too proud (to fall
prostrate to Adam) or are you one of the high exalted?"
76. [Iblis (Satan)] said: "I am better than he, You
created me from fire, and You created him from clay."
77. (Allah) said: "Then get out from here, for verily, you are
78. "And verily!, My Curse is
on you till the Day of Recompense."
(Satan)] said: "My Lord! Give me then respite till the Day the (dead)
80. (Allah) said:
"Verily! You are of those allowed respite
"Till the Day of the time appointed."
[Iblis (Satan)] said: "By Your Might, then I will surely
mislead them all,
83. "Except Your chosen
slaves amongst them (faithful, obedient, true believers of Islamic
84. (Allah) said: "The
Truth is, and the Truth I say,
85. That I
will fill Hell with you [Iblis (Satan)] and those of them
(mankind) that follow you, together."
Say (O Muhammad ): "No
wage do I ask of you for this (the Qur'an), nor am I one of the
Mutakallifun (those who pretend and fabricate things which do not
87. "It (this Qur'an) is only a
Reminder for all the 'Alamin (mankind and jinns).
88. "And you shall certainly know the truth of it after a while."