Glorious Qur'an (English Translation)

Surah Buruj

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بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.


وَالسَّمَاءِ ذَاتِ الْبُرُوجِ

By the heaven, holding the big stars .


وَالْيَوْمِ الْمَوْعُودِ

And by the Promised Day (i.e. the Day of Resurrection);


وَشَاهِدٍ وَمَشْهُودٍ

And by the witnessing day (i.e. Friday), and by the witnessed day [i.e. the day of 'Arafāt (Hajj) the ninth of Dhul-Hījjah];


قُتِلَ أَصْحَابُ الْأُخْدُودِ

Cursed were the people of the ditch

(the story of the Boy and the King).


النَّارِ ذَاتِ الْوَقُودِ

Fire supplied (abundantly) with fuel,


إِذْ هُمْ عَلَيْهَا قُعُودٌ

When they sat by it (fire),


وَهُمْ عَلَى مَا يَفْعَلُونَ بِالْمُؤْمِنِينَ شُهُودٌ

And they witnessed what they were doing against the believers (i.e. burning them).


وَمَا نَقَمُوا مِنْهُمْ إِلَّا أَنْ يُؤْمِنُوا بِاللَّهِ

They had nothing against them, except that they believed in Allāh,

الْعَزِيزِ الْحَمِيدِ

the All-Mighty, Worthy of all Praise!


الَّذِي لَهُ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۚ

Who, to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth!

وَاللَّهُ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ شَهِيدٌ

And Allāh is Witness over everything.


إِنَّ الَّذِينَ فَتَنُوا الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ ثُمَّ لَمْ يَتُوبُوا فَلَهُمْ عَذَابُ جَهَنَّمَ

Verily, those who put into trial the believing men and believing women (by torturing them and burning them), and then do not turn in repentance, (to Allāh), will have the torment of Hell,

وَلَهُمْ عَذَابُ الْحَرِيقِ  

and they will have the punishment of the burning Fire.


إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَهُمْ جَنَّاتٌ تَجْرِي مِنْ تَحْتِهَا الْأَنْهَارُ ۚ

Verily, those who believe and do righteous good deeds, for them will be Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise).

ذَلِكَ الْفَوْزُ الْكَبِيرُ

That is the great success.


إِنَّ بَطْشَ رَبِّكَ لَشَدِيدٌ

Verily, (O Muhammad SAW) the Grip (Punishment) of your Lord is severe.


إِنَّهُ هُوَ يُبْدِئُ وَيُعِيدُ

Verily, He it is Who begins (punishment) and repeats (punishment in the Hereafter)

(or originates the creation of everything, and then repeats it on the Day of Resurrection).


وَهُوَ الْغَفُورُ الْوَدُودُ

And He is Oft-Forgiving, full of love (towards the pious who are real true believers of Islāmic Monotheism),


ذُو الْعَرْشِ الْمَجِيدُ

Owner of the throne, the Glorious


فَعَّالٌ لِمَا يُرِيدُ

He does what He intends (or wills).


هَلْ أَتَاكَ حَدِيثُ الْجُنُودِ

Has the story reached you of the hosts,


فِرْعَوْنَ وَثَمُودَ

Of Fir'aun (Pharaoh) and Thamūd?


بَلِ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا فِي تَكْذِيبٍ

Nay! The disbelievers (persisted) in denying (Prophet Muhammad SAW and his Message of Islāmic Monotheism).


وَاللَّهُ مِنْ وَرَائِهِمْ مُحِيطٌ 

And Allāh encompasses them from behind!

(i.e. all their deeds are within His Knowledge, and He will requite them for their deeds).


بَلْ هُوَ قُرْآنٌ مَجِيدٌ

 Nay! This is a Glorious Qur'ān,


فِي لَوْحٍ مَحْفُوظٍ

(Inscribed) in Al-Lauh Al-Mahfūz (The Preserved Tablet)!


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