Glorious Qur'an (English Translation)

Surah Saffat

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بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

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

1.

وَٱلصَّـٰٓفَّـٰتِ صَفًّ۬ا 

By those (angels) ranged in ranks (or rows).

2.

فَٱلزَّٲجِرَٲتِ زَجۡرً۬ا 

By those (angels) who drive the clouds in a good way.

3.

فَٱلتَّـٰلِيَـٰتِ ذِكۡرًا 

By those (angels) who bring the Book and the Quran from Allah to mankind.

(Tafsir Ibn Katheer).

4.

إِنَّ إِلَـٰهَكُمۡ لَوَٲحِدٌ۬ 

Verily your Ilah (God) is indeed One (i.e. Allah);

5.

رَّبُّ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَمَا بَيۡنَہُمَا وَرَبُّ ٱلۡمَشَـٰرِقِ 

Lord of the heavens and of the earth, and all that is between them, and Lord of every point of the suns risings.

(None has the right to be worshipped but Allah).

6.

إِنَّا زَيَّنَّا ٱلسَّمَآءَ ٱلدُّنۡيَا بِزِينَةٍ ٱلۡكَوَاكِبِ 

Verily! We have adorned the near heaven with the stars (for beauty).

7.

وَحِفۡظً۬ا مِّن كُلِّ شَيۡطَـٰنٍ۬ مَّارِدٍ۬ 

And to guard against every rebellious devil.

8.

لَّا يَسَّمَّعُونَ إِلَى ٱلۡمَلَإِ ٱلۡأَعۡلَىٰ وَيُقۡذَفُونَ مِن كُلِّ جَانِبٍ۬ 

They cannot listen to the higher group (angels) for they are pelted from every side.

9.

دُحُورً۬ا‌ۖ وَلَهُمۡ عَذَابٌ۬ وَاصِبٌ 

Outcast, and theirs is a constant (or painful) torment.

10.

إِلَّا مَنۡ خَطِفَ ٱلۡخَطۡفَةَ فَأَتۡبَعَهُ ۥ شِہَابٌ۬ ثَاقِبٌ۬ 

Except such as snatch away something by stealing and they are pursued by a flaming fire of piercing brightness.

11.

فَٱسۡتَفۡتِہِمۡ أَهُمۡ أَشَدُّ خَلۡقًا أَم مَّنۡ خَلَقۡنَآ‌ۚ

Then ask them (i.e. these polytheists, O Muhammad SAW): "Are they stronger as creation,

or those (others like the heavens and the earth and the mountains, etc.) whom We have created?"

إِنَّا خَلَقۡنَـٰهُم مِّن طِينٍ۬ لَّازِبِۭ   

Verily, We created them of a sticky clay.

12.

بَلۡ عَجِبۡتَ وَيَسۡخَرُونَ 

Nay, you (O Muhammad SAW) wondered (at their insolence) while they mock (at you and at the Quran).

13.

وَإِذَا ذُكِّرُواْ لَا يَذۡكُرُونَ 

And when they are reminded, they pay no attention.

14.

وَإِذَا رَأَوۡاْ ءَايَةً۬ يَسۡتَسۡخِرُونَ 

And when they see an Ayah (a sign, a proof, or an evidence) from Allah, they mock at it.

15.

وَقَالُوٓاْ إِنۡ هَـٰذَآ إِلَّا سِحۡرٌ۬ مُّبِينٌ 

And they say:

"This is nothing but evident magic!

16.

أَءِذَا مِتۡنَا وَكُنَّا تُرَابً۬ا وَعِظَـٰمًا أَءِنَّا لَمَبۡعُوثُونَ 

"When we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we (then) verily be resurrected?

17.

أَوَءَابَآؤُنَا ٱلۡأَوَّلُونَ 

"And also our fathers of old?"

18.

قُلۡ نَعَمۡ وَأَنتُمۡ دَٲخِرُونَ 

Say (O Muhammad SAW): "Yes, and you shall then be humiliated."

19.

فَإِنَّمَا هِىَ زَجۡرَةٌ۬ وَٲحِدَةٌ۬ فَإِذَا هُمۡ يَنظُرُونَ 

It will be a single Zajrah (shout (i.e. the second blowing of the Trumpet)), and behold, they will be staring!

20.

وَقَالُواْ يَـٰوَيۡلَنَا هَـٰذَا يَوۡمُ ٱلدِّينِ 

They will say: "Woe to us! This is the Day of Recompense!"

21.

هَـٰذَا يَوۡمُ ٱلۡفَصۡلِ ٱلَّذِى كُنتُم بِهِۦ تُكَذِّبُونَ 

(It will be said):

"This is the Day of Judgement which you used to deny."

22.

ٱحۡشُرُواْ ٱلَّذِينَ ظَلَمُواْ وَأَزۡوَٲجَهُمۡ وَمَا كَانُواْ يَعۡبُدُونَ 

(It will be said to the angels):

"Assemble those who did wrong, together with their companions (from the devils) and what they used to worship.

23.

مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ فَٱهۡدُوهُمۡ إِلَىٰ صِرَٲطِ ٱلۡجَحِيمِ 

"Instead of Allah, and lead them on to the way of flaming Fire (Hell);

24.

وَقِفُوهُمۡ‌ۖ إِنَّہُم مَّسۡـُٔولُونَ 

 "But stop them, verily they are to be questioned.

25.

مَا لَكُمۡ لَا تَنَاصَرُونَ 

"What is the matter with you?

Why do you not help one another (as you used to do in the world)?"

26.

بَلۡ هُمُ ٱلۡيَوۡمَ مُسۡتَسۡلِمُونَ 

Nay, but that Day they shall surrender,

27.

وَأَقۡبَلَ بَعۡضُهُمۡ عَلَىٰ بَعۡضٍ۬ يَتَسَآءَلُونَ 

And they will turn to one another and question one another.

28.

قَالُوٓاْ إِنَّكُمۡ كُنتُمۡ تَأۡتُونَنَا عَنِ ٱلۡيَمِينِ 

They will say: "It was you who used to come to us from the right side."

(i.e. from the right side of one of us and beautify for us every evil, order us for polytheism, and stop us from the truth i.e. Islamic Monotheism and from every good deed)

29.

قَالُواْ بَل لَّمۡ تَكُونُواْ مُؤۡمِنِينَ 

They will reply:

"Nay, you yourselves were not believers.

30.

وَمَا كَانَ لَنَا عَلَيۡكُم مِّن سُلۡطَـٰنِۭ‌ۖ

"And we had no authority over you.

بَلۡ كُنتُمۡ قَوۡمً۬ا طَـٰغِينَ 

Nay! But you were transgressing people (disobedient, polytheists, and disbelievers).

31.

فَحَقَّ عَلَيۡنَا قَوۡلُ رَبِّنَآ‌ۖ إِنَّا لَذَآٮِٕقُونَ 

"So now the Word of our Lord has been justified against us, that we shall certainly (have to) taste (the torment).

32.

فَأَغۡوَيۡنَـٰكُمۡ إِنَّا كُنَّا غَـٰوِينَ 

 "So we led you astray because we were ourselves astray."

33.

فَإِنَّہُمۡ يَوۡمَٮِٕذٍ۬ فِى ٱلۡعَذَابِ مُشۡتَرِكُونَ 

Then verily, that Day, they will (all) share in the torment.

34.

إِنَّا كَذَٲلِكَ نَفۡعَلُ بِٱلۡمُجۡرِمِينَ 

Certainly, that is how We deal with Al Mujrimoon (polytheists, sinners, criminals, the disobedient to Allah, etc.).

35.

إِنَّہُمۡ كَانُوٓاْ إِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمۡ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا ٱللَّهُ يَسۡتَكۡبِرُونَ 

Truly, when it was said to them: La ilaha ill-Allah "(none has the right to be worshipped but Allah)," they puffed themselves up with pride (i.e. denied it).

36.

وَيَقُولُونَ أَٮِٕنَّا لَتَارِكُوٓاْ ءَالِهَتِنَا لِشَاعِرٍ۬ مَّجۡنُونِۭ 

And (they) said: "Are we going to abandon our aliha (gods) for the sake of a mad poet?

37.

بَلۡ جَآءَ بِٱلۡحَقِّ وَصَدَّقَ ٱلۡمُرۡسَلِينَ 

Nay! he (Muhammad SAW) has come with the truth (i.e. Allahs Religion - Islamic Monotheism and this Quran) and he confirms the Messengers (before him who brought Allah's religion - Islamic Monotheism).

38.

إِنَّكُمۡ لَذَآٮِٕقُواْ ٱلۡعَذَابِ ٱلۡأَلِيمِ 

Verily, you (pagans of Makkah) are going to taste the painful torment;

39.

وَمَا تُجۡزَوۡنَ إِلَّا مَا كُنتُمۡ تَعۡمَلُونَ 

And you will be requited nothing except for what you used to do (evil deeds, sins, and Allah's disobedience which you used to do in this world);

40.

إِلَّا عِبَادَ ٱللَّهِ ٱلۡمُخۡلَصِينَ 

Save the chosen slaves of Allah (faithful, obedient, true believers of Islamic Monotheism).

41.

أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ لَهُمۡ رِزۡقٌ۬ مَّعۡلُومٌ۬ 

For them there will be a known provision (in Paradise).

42.

فَوَٲكِهُ‌ۖ وَهُم مُّكۡرَمُونَ 

Fruits;

and they shall be honoured,

43.

فِى جَنَّـٰتِ ٱلنَّعِيمِ 

In the Gardens of delight (Paradise),

44.

عَلَىٰ سُرُرٍ۬ مُّتَقَـٰبِلِينَ 

Facing one another on thrones,

45.

يُطَافُ عَلَيۡہِم بِكَأۡسٍ۬ مِّن مَّعِينِۭ 

Round them will be passed a cup of pure wine;

46.

بَيۡضَآءَ لَذَّةٍ۬ لِّلشَّـٰرِبِينَ 

White, delicious to the drinkers,

47.

لَا فِيہَا غَوۡلٌ۬ وَلَا هُمۡ عَنۡہَا يُنزَفُونَ 

Neither they will have Ghoul (any kind of hurt, abdominal pain, headache, a sin, etc.) from that, nor will they suffer intoxication therefrom.

48.

وَعِندَهُمۡ قَـٰصِرَٲتُ ٱلطَّرۡفِ عِينٌ۬ 

And with them will be chaste females, restraining their glances (desiring none except their husbands), with wide and beautiful eyes.

49.

كَأَنَّہُنَّ بَيۡضٌ۬ مَّكۡنُونٌ۬ 

(Delicate and pure) as if they were (hidden) eggs (well) preserved.

50.

فَأَقۡبَلَ بَعۡضُہُمۡ عَلَىٰ بَعۡضٍ۬ يَتَسَآءَلُونَ 

Then they will turn to one another, mutually questioning.

51.

قَالَ قَآٮِٕلٌ۬ مِّنۡہُمۡ إِنِّى كَانَ لِى قَرِينٌ۬ 

A speaker of them will say: "Verily, I had a companion (in the world),

52.

يَقُولُ أَءِنَّكَ لَمِنَ ٱلۡمُصَدِّقِينَ 

Who used to say: "Are you among those who believe (in resurrection after death).

53.

أَءِذَا مِتۡنَا وَكُنَّا تُرَابً۬ا وَعِظَـٰمًا أَءِنَّا لَمَدِينُونَ 

"(That) when we die and become dust and bones, shall we indeed (be raised up) to receive reward or punishment (according to our deeds)?"

54.

قَالَ هَلۡ أَنتُم مُّطَّلِعُونَ 

(The man) said: "Will you look down?"

55.

فَٱطَّلَعَ فَرَءَاهُ فِى سَوَآءِ ٱلۡجَحِيمِ 

So he looked down and saw him in the midst of the Fire.

56.

قَالَ تَٱللَّهِ إِن كِدتَّ لَتُرۡدِينِ 

He said: "By Allah! You have nearly ruined me.

57.

وَلَوۡلَا نِعۡمَةُ رَبِّى لَكُنتُ مِنَ ٱلۡمُحۡضَرِينَ 

"Had it not been for the Grace of my Lord, I would certainly have been among those brought forth (to Hell)."

58.

أَفَمَا نَحۡنُ بِمَيِّتِينَ 

(Allah informs about that true believer that he said):

"Are we then not to die (any more)?

59.

إِلَّا مَوۡتَتَنَا ٱلۡأُولَىٰ وَمَا نَحۡنُ بِمُعَذَّبِينَ 

"Except our first death, and we shall not be punished?" (after we have entered Paradise)

60.

إِنَّ هَـٰذَا لَهُوَ ٱلۡفَوۡزُ ٱلۡعَظِيمُ 

Truly, this is the supreme success!

61.

لِمِثۡلِ هَـٰذَا فَلۡيَعۡمَلِ ٱلۡعَـٰمِلُونَ 

For the like of this let the workers work.

62.

أَذَٲلِكَ خَيۡرٌ۬ نُّزُلاً أَمۡ شَجَرَةُ ٱلزَّقُّومِ 

Is that (Paradise) better entertainment or the tree of Zaqqoom (a horrible tree in Hell)?

63.

إِنَّا جَعَلۡنَـٰهَا فِتۡنَةً۬ لِّلظَّـٰلِمِينَ 

Truly We have made it (as) a trail for the Zalimoon (polytheists, disbelievers, wrong-doers, etc.).

64.

إِنَّهَا شَجَرَةٌ۬ تَخۡرُجُ فِىٓ أَصۡلِ ٱلۡجَحِيمِ 

Verily, it is a tree that springs out of the bottom of Hell-fire,

65.

طَلۡعُهَا كَأَنَّهُ ۥ رُءُوسُ ٱلشَّيَـٰطِينِ 

The shoots of its fruit-stalks are like the heads of Shayatin (devils);

66.

فَإِنَّہُمۡ لَأَكِلُونَ مِنۡہَا فَمَالِـُٔونَ مِنۡہَا ٱلۡبُطُونَ 

Truly, they will eat thereof and fill their bellies therewith.

67.

ثُمَّ إِنَّ لَهُمۡ عَلَيۡہَا لَشَوۡبً۬ا مِّنۡ حَمِيمٍ۬ 

Then on the top of that they will be given boiling water to drink so that it becomes a mixture (of boiling water and Zaqqoom in their bellies).

68.

ثُمَّ إِنَّ مَرۡجِعَهُمۡ لَإِلَى ٱلۡجَحِيمِ 

Then thereafter, verily, their return is to the flaming fire of Hell.

69.

إِنَّہُمۡ أَلۡفَوۡاْ ءَابَآءَهُمۡ ضَآلِّينَ 

Verily, they found their fathers on the wrong path;

70.

فَهُمۡ عَلَىٰٓ ءَاثَـٰرِهِمۡ يُہۡرَعُونَ 

So they (too) made haste to follow in their footsteps!

71.

وَلَقَدۡ ضَلَّ قَبۡلَهُمۡ أَڪۡثَرُ ٱلۡأَوَّلِينَ 

And indeed most of the men of old went astray before them;

72.

وَلَقَدۡ أَرۡسَلۡنَا فِيہِم مُّنذِرِينَ 

And indeed We sent among them warners (Messengers);

73.

فَٱنظُرۡ ڪَيۡفَ كَانَ عَـٰقِبَةُ ٱلۡمُنذَرِينَ 

Then see what was the end of those who were warned (but heeded not).

74.

إِلَّا عِبَادَ ٱللَّهِ ٱلۡمُخۡلَصِينَ 

Except the chosen slaves of Allah (faithful, obedient, and true believers of Islamic Monotheism).

75.

وَلَقَدۡ نَادَٮٰنَا نُوحٌ۬ فَلَنِعۡمَ ٱلۡمُجِيبُونَ 

And indeed Nooh (Noah) invoked Us, and We are the Best of those who answer (the request).

76.

وَنَجَّيۡنَـٰهُ وَأَهۡلَهُ ۥ مِنَ ٱلۡكَرۡبِ ٱلۡعَظِيمِ 

And We rescued him and his family from the great distress (i.e. drowning),

77.

وَجَعَلۡنَا ذُرِّيَّتَهُ ۥ هُمُ ٱلۡبَاقِينَ 

And, his progeny, them We made the survivors (i.e. Shem, Ham and Japheth).

78.

وَتَرَكۡنَا عَلَيۡهِ فِى ٱلۡأَخِرِينَ 

And left for him (a goodly remembrance) among generations to come in later times:

79.

سَلَـٰمٌ عَلَىٰ نُوحٍ۬ فِى ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ 

Salamun (peace) be upon Nooh (Noah) (from Us) among the Alameen (mankind, jinns and all that exists)!"

80.

إِنَّا كَذَٲلِكَ نَجۡزِى ٱلۡمُحۡسِنِينَ 

Verily, thus We reward the Muhsinoon (good-doers - see V.2:112).

81.

إِنَّهُ ۥ مِنۡ عِبَادِنَا ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ 

Verily, he (Nooh (Noah)) was one of Our believing slaves.

82.

ثُمَّ أَغۡرَقۡنَا ٱلۡأَخَرِينَ 

Then We drowned the other (disbelievers and polytheists, etc.).

83.

وَإِنَّ مِن شِيعَتِهِۦ لَإِبۡرَٲهِيمَ 

And, verily, among those who followed his (Noohs (Noah)) way (Islamic Monotheism) was Ibrahim (Abraham).

84.

إِذۡ جَآءَ رَبَّهُ ۥ بِقَلۡبٍ۬ سَلِيمٍ 

When he came to his Lord with a pure heart (attached to Allah Alone and none else, worshipping none but Allah Alone true Islamic Monotheism, pure from the filth of polytheism).

85.

إِذۡ قَالَ لِأَبِيهِ وَقَوۡمِهِۦ مَاذَا تَعۡبُدُونَ 

When he said to his father and to his people: "What is it that which you worship?

86.

أَٮِٕفۡكًا ءَالِهَةً۬ دُونَ ٱللَّهِ تُرِيدُونَ 

"Is it a falsehood aliha (gods) other than Allah that you seek?

87.

فَمَا ظَنُّكُم بِرَبِّ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ 

"Then what do you think about the Lord of the Alameen (mankind, jinns, and all that exists)?"

88.

فَنَظَرَ نَظۡرَةً۬ فِى ٱلنُّجُومِ 

Then he cast a glance at the stars (to deceive them),

89.

فَقَالَ إِنِّى سَقِيمٌ۬ 

And he said: "Verily, I am sick (with plague. He did this trick to remain in their temple of idols to destroy them and not to accompany them to the pagans feast)."

90.

فَتَوَلَّوۡاْ عَنۡهُ مُدۡبِرِينَ 

So they turned away from him, and departed (for fear of the disease).

91.

فَرَاغَ إِلَىٰٓ ءَالِهَتِہِمۡ فَقَالَ أَلَا تَأۡكُلُونَ 

Then he turned to their aliha (gods) and said: "Will you not eat (of the offering before you)?

92.

مَا لَكُمۡ لَا تَنطِقُونَ 

"What is the matter with you that you speak not?"

93.

فَرَاغَ عَلَيۡہِمۡ ضَرۡبَۢا بِٱلۡيَمِينِ 

Then he turned upon them, striking (them) with (his) right hand.

94.

فَأَقۡبَلُوٓاْ إِلَيۡهِ يَزِفُّونَ 

Then they (the worshippers of idols) came, towards him, hastening.

95.

قَالَ أَتَعۡبُدُونَ مَا تَنۡحِتُونَ 

He said: "Worship you that which you (yourselves) carve?

96.

وَٱللَّهُ خَلَقَكُمۡ وَمَا تَعۡمَلُونَ 

"While Allah has created you and what you make!"

97.

قَالُواْ ٱبۡنُواْ لَهُ ۥ بُنۡيَـٰنً۬ا فَأَلۡقُوهُ فِى ٱلۡجَحِيمِ 

They said: "Build for him a building (it is said that the building was like a furnace) and throw him into the blazing fire!"

98.

فَأَرَادُواْ بِهِۦ كَيۡدً۬ا فَجَعَلۡنَـٰهُمُ ٱلۡأَسۡفَلِينَ 

So they plotted a plot against him, but We made them the lowest.

99.

وَقَالَ إِنِّى ذَاهِبٌ إِلَىٰ رَبِّى سَيَہۡدِينِ 

And he said (after his rescue from the fire): "Verily, I am going to my Lord. He will guide me!"

100.

رَبِّ هَبۡ لِى مِنَ ٱلصَّـٰلِحِينَ 

"My Lord! Grant me (offspring) from the righteous."

101.

فَبَشَّرۡنَـٰهُ بِغُلَـٰمٍ حَلِيمٍ۬ 

So We gave him the glad tidings of a forbearing boy.

102.

فَلَمَّا بَلَغَ مَعَهُ ٱلسَّعۡىَ قَالَ يَـٰبُنَىَّ إِنِّىٓ أَرَىٰ فِى ٱلۡمَنَامِ أَنِّىٓ أَذۡبَحُكَ فَٱنظُرۡ مَاذَا تَرَىٰ‌ۚ

And, when he (his son) was old enough to walk with him, he said: "O my son! I have seen in a dream that I am slaughtering you (offer you in sacrifice to Allah), so look what you think!"

قَالَ يَـٰٓأَبَتِ ٱفۡعَلۡ مَا تُؤۡمَرُ‌ۖ

He said: "O my father! Do that which you are commanded,

سَتَجِدُنِىٓ إِن شَآءَ ٱللَّهُ مِنَ ٱلصَّـٰبِرِينَ   

Insha Allah (if Allah will), you shall find me of As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.)."

103.

فَلَمَّآ أَسۡلَمَا وَتَلَّهُ ۥ لِلۡجَبِينِ 

Then, when they had both submitted themselves (to the Will of Allah), and he had laid him prostrate on his forehead (or on the side of his forehead for slaughtering);

104.

وَنَـٰدَيۡنَـٰهُ أَن يَـٰٓإِبۡرَٲهِيمُ 

And We called out to him: "O Abraham!

105.

قَدۡ صَدَّقۡتَ ٱلرُّءۡيَآ‌ۚ

You have fulfilled the dream (vision)!"

إِنَّا كَذَٲلِكَ نَجۡزِى ٱلۡمُحۡسِنِينَ 

Verily! Thus do We reward the Muhsinoon (good-doers - see V.2:112).

106.

إِنَّ هَـٰذَا لَهُوَ ٱلۡبَلَـٰٓؤُاْ ٱلۡمُبِينُ 

Verily, that indeed was a manifest trial

107.

وَفَدَيۡنَـٰهُ بِذِبۡحٍ عَظِيمٍ۬ 

And We ransomed him with a great sacrifice (i.e. a ram);

108.

وَتَرَكۡنَا عَلَيۡهِ فِى ٱلۡأَخِرِينَ 

And We left for him (a goodly remembrance) among generations (to come) in later times.

109.

سَلَـٰمٌ عَلَىٰٓ إِبۡرَٲهِيمَ 

Salamun (peace) be upon Ibrahim (Abraham)!"

110.

كَذَٲلِكَ نَجۡزِى ٱلۡمُحۡسِنِينَ 

Thus indeed do We reward the Muhsinoon (good-doers - see V.2:112).

111.

إِنَّهُ ۥ مِنۡ عِبَادِنَا ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ 

Verily, he was one of Our believing slaves.

112.

وَبَشَّرۡنَـٰهُ بِإِسۡحَـٰقَ نَبِيًّ۬ا مِّنَ ٱلصَّـٰلِحِينَ 

And We gave him the glad tidings of Ishaque (Isaac) a Prophet from the righteous.

113.

وَبَـٰرَكۡنَا عَلَيۡهِ وَعَلَىٰٓ إِسۡحَـٰقَ‌ۚ

We blessed him and Ishaque (Isaac),

وَمِن ذُرِّيَّتِهِمَا مُحۡسِنٌ۬ وَظَالِمٌ۬ لِّنَفۡسِهِۦ مُبِينٌ۬   

and of their progeny are (some) that do right, and some that plainly wrong themselves.

114.

وَلَقَدۡ مَنَنَّا عَلَىٰ مُوسَىٰ وَهَـٰرُونَ 

And, indeed We gave Our Grace to Moosa (Moses) and Haroon (Aaron).

115.

وَنَجَّيۡنَـٰهُمَا وَقَوۡمَهُمَا مِنَ ٱلۡڪَرۡبِ ٱلۡعَظِيمِ 

And We saved them and their people from the great distress;

116.

وَنَصَرۡنَـٰهُمۡ فَكَانُواْ هُمُ ٱلۡغَـٰلِبِينَ 

And helped them, so that they became the victors;

117.

وَءَاتَيۡنَـٰهُمَا ٱلۡكِتَـٰبَ ٱلۡمُسۡتَبِينَ 

And We gave them the clear Scripture;

118.

وَهَدَيۡنَـٰهُمَا ٱلصِّرَٲطَ ٱلۡمُسۡتَقِيمَ 

And guided them to the Right Path;

119.

وَتَرَكۡنَا عَلَيۡهِمَا فِى ٱلۡأَخِرِينَ   

And We left for them (a goodly remembrance) among generations (to come) in later times;

120.

سَلَـٰمٌ عَلَىٰ مُوسَىٰ وَهَـٰرُونَ 

Salamun (peace) be upon Moosa (Moses) and Haroon (Aaron)!"

121.

إِنَّا ڪَذَٲلِكَ نَجۡزِى ٱلۡمُحۡسِنِينَ 

Verily, thus do We reward the Muhsinoon (good-doers - see V.2:112).

122.

إِنَّہُمَا مِنۡ عِبَادِنَا ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ 

Verily! They were two of Our believing slaves.

123.

وَإِنَّ إِلۡيَاسَ لَمِنَ ٱلۡمُرۡسَلِينَ 

And verily, Iliyas (Elias) was one of the Messengers.

124.

إِذۡ قَالَ لِقَوۡمِهِۦۤ أَلَا تَتَّقُونَ 

When he said to his people:

"Will you not fear Allah?

125.

أَتَدۡعُونَ بَعۡلاً۬

"Will you call upon Bal (a well- known idol of his nation whom they used to worship)

وَتَذَرُونَ أَحۡسَنَ ٱلۡخَـٰلِقِينَ  

and forsake the Best of creators,

126.

ٱللَّهَ رَبَّكُمۡ وَرَبَّ ءَابَآٮِٕكُمُ ٱلۡأَوَّلِينَ 

"Allah, your Lord and the Lord of your forefathers?"

127.

فَكَذَّبُوهُ فَإِنَّہُمۡ لَمُحۡضَرُونَ 

But they denied him (Iliyas (Elias)), so they will certainly be brought forth (to the punishment),

128.

إِلَّا عِبَادَ ٱللَّهِ ٱلۡمُخۡلَصِينَ 

Except the chosen slaves of Allah.

129.

وَتَرَكۡنَا عَلَيۡهِ فِى ٱلۡأَخِرِينَ 

And We left for him (a goodly remembrance) among generations (to come) in later times;

130.

سَلَـٰمٌ عَلَىٰٓ إِلۡ يَاسِينَ 

Salamun (peace) be upon Ilyaseen (Elias)!"

131.

إِنَّا كَذَٲلِكَ نَجۡزِى ٱلۡمُحۡسِنِينَ 

Verily, thus do We reward the Muhsinoon (good-doers, who perform good deeds totally for Allahs sake only - see V.2:112).

132.

إِنَّهُ ۥ مِنۡ عِبَادِنَا ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ 

Verily, he was one of Our believing slaves.

133.

وَإِنَّ لُوطً۬ا لَّمِنَ ٱلۡمُرۡسَلِينَ 

And verily, Lout (Lot) was one of the Messengers.

134.

إِذۡ نَجَّيۡنَـٰهُ وَأَهۡلَهُ ۥۤ أَجۡمَعِينَ 

When We saved him and his family, all,

135.

إِلَّا عَجُوزً۬ا فِى ٱلۡغَـٰبِرِينَ 

Except an old woman (his wife) who was among those who remained behind.

136.

ثُمَّ دَمَّرۡنَا ٱلۡأَخَرِينَ 

Then We destroyed the rest (i.e. the towns of Sodom at the place of the Dead Sea (now) in Palestine).

(See the "Book of History" by Ibn Katheer).

137.

وَإِنَّكُمۡ لَتَمُرُّونَ عَلَيۡہِم مُّصۡبِحِينَ 

Verily, you pass by them in the morning.

138.

وَبِٱلَّيۡلِ‌ۗ

And at night;

أَفَلَا تَعۡقِلُونَ   

will you not then reflect?

139.

وَإِنَّ يُونُسَ لَمِنَ ٱلۡمُرۡسَلِينَ 

And, verily, Yoonus (Jonah) was one of the Messengers.

140.

إِذۡ أَبَقَ إِلَى ٱلۡفُلۡكِ ٱلۡمَشۡحُونِ 

When he ran to the laden ship,

141.

فَسَاهَمَ فَكَانَ مِنَ ٱلۡمُدۡحَضِينَ   

He (agreed to) cast lots, and he was among the losers,

142.

فَٱلۡتَقَمَهُ ٱلۡحُوتُ وَهُوَ مُلِيمٌ۬ 

Then a (big) fish swallowed him and he had done an act worthy of blame.

143.

فَلَوۡلَآ أَنَّهُ ۥ كَانَ مِنَ ٱلۡمُسَبِّحِينَ 

Had he not been of them who glorify Allah,

144.

لَلَبِثَ فِى بَطۡنِهِۦۤ إِلَىٰ يَوۡمِ يُبۡعَثُونَ 

He would have indeed remained inside its belly (the fish) till the Day of Resurrection.

145.

فَنَبَذۡنَـٰهُ بِٱلۡعَرَآءِ وَهُوَ سَقِيمٌ۬ 

But We cast him forth on the naked shore while he was sick,

146.

وَأَنۢبَتۡنَا عَلَيۡهِ شَجَرَةً۬ مِّن يَقۡطِينٍ۬ 

And We caused a plant of gourd to grow over him.

147.

وَأَرۡسَلۡنَـٰهُ إِلَىٰ مِاْئَةِ أَلۡفٍ أَوۡ يَزِيدُونَ 

And We sent him to a hundred thousand (people) or even more.

148.

فَـَٔامَنُواْفَمَتَّعۡنَـٰهُمۡ إِلَىٰ حِينٍ۬ 

And they believed; so We gave them enjoyment for a while.

149.

فَٱسۡتَفۡتِهِمۡ أَلِرَبِّكَ ٱلۡبَنَاتُ وَلَهُمُ ٱلۡبَنُونَ   

Now ask them (O Muhammad SAW):

"Are there (only) daughters for your Lord and sons for them?"

150.

أَمۡ خَلَقۡنَا ٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕڪَةَ إِنَـٰثً۬ا وَهُمۡ شَـٰهِدُونَ 

Or did We create the angels females while they were witnesses?

151.

أَلَآ إِنَّہُم مِّنۡ إِفۡكِهِمۡ لَيَقُولُونَ 

Verily, it is of their falsehood that they (Quraish pagans) say:

152.

وَلَدَ ٱللَّهُ وَإِنَّہُمۡ لَكَـٰذِبُونَ 

"Allah has begotten off spring or children (i.e. angels are the daughters of Allah)?"

And, verily, they are liars!

153.

أَصۡطَفَى ٱلۡبَنَاتِ عَلَى ٱلۡبَنِينَ 

Has He (then) chosen daughters rather than sons?

154.

مَا لَكُمۡ كَيۡفَ تَحۡكُمُونَ 

What is the matter with you?

How do you decide?

155.

أَفَلَا تَذَكَّرُونَ 

Will you not then remember?

156.

أَمۡ لَكُمۡ سُلۡطَـٰنٌ۬ مُّبِينٌ۬ 

Or is there for you a plain authority?

157.

فَأۡتُواْ بِكِتَـٰبِكُمۡ إِن كُنتُمۡ صَـٰدِقِينَ 

Then bring your Book if you are truthful!

158.

وَجَعَلُواْ بَيۡنَهُ ۥ وَبَيۡنَ ٱلۡجِنَّةِ نَسَبً۬ا‌ۚ

And they have invented a kinship between Him and the jinns,

وَلَقَدۡ عَلِمَتِ ٱلۡجِنَّةُ إِنَّہُمۡ لَمُحۡضَرُونَ   

but the jinns know well that they have indeed to appear (before Him)

(i.e. they will be brought for accounts).

159.

سُبۡحَـٰنَ ٱللَّهِ عَمَّا يَصِفُونَ 

Glorified is Allah! (He is Free) from what they attribute unto Him!

160.

إِلَّا عِبَادَ ٱللَّهِ ٱلۡمُخۡلَصِينَ 

Except the slaves of Allah, whom He choses (for His Mercy i.e. true believers of Islamic Monotheism who do not attribute false things unto Allah).

161.

فَإِنَّكُمۡ وَمَا تَعۡبُدُونَ 

So, verily you (pagans) and those whom you worship (idols).

162.

مَآ أَنتُمۡ عَلَيۡهِ بِفَـٰتِنِينَ 

Cannot lead astray (turn away from Him (Allah) anyone of the believers),

163.

إِلَّا مَنۡ هُوَ صَالِ ٱلۡجَحِيمِ 

Except those who are predestined to burn in Hell!

164.

وَمَا مِنَّآ إِلَّا لَهُ ۥ مَقَامٌ۬ مَّعۡلُومٌ۬ 

There is not one of us (angels) but has his known place (or position);

165.

وَإِنَّا لَنَحۡنُ ٱلصَّآفُّونَ 

Verily, we (angels), we stand in rows for the prayers (as you Muslims stand in rows for your prayers);

166.

وَإِنَّا لَنَحۡنُ ٱلۡمُسَبِّحُونَ 

Verily, we (angels), we are they who glorify (Allah's Praises i.e. perform prayers).

167.

وَإِن كَانُواْ لَيَقُولُونَ 

And indeed they (Arab pagans) used to say;

168.

لَوۡ أَنَّ عِندَنَا ذِكۡرً۬ا مِّنَ ٱلۡأَوَّلِينَ 

"If we had a reminder as had the men of old (before the coming of Prophet Muhammad SAW as a Messenger of Allah).

169.

لَكُنَّا عِبَادَ ٱللَّهِ ٱلۡمُخۡلَصِينَ 

"We would have indeed been the chosen slaves of Allah (true believers of Islamic Monotheism)!"

170.

فَكَفَرُواْ بِهِۦ‌ۖ

But (now that the Quran has come) they disbelieve therein,

(i.e. in the Quran and in Prophet Muhammad SAW , and all that which he brought, the Divine Revelation)

فَسَوۡفَ يَعۡلَمُونَ 

so they will come to know!

171.

وَلَقَدۡ سَبَقَتۡ كَلِمَتُنَا لِعِبَادِنَا ٱلۡمُرۡسَلِينَ 

And, verily, Our Word has gone forth of old for Our slaves, the Messengers,

172.

إِنَّہُمۡ لَهُمُ ٱلۡمَنصُورُونَ 

That they verily would be made triumphant.

173.

وَإِنَّ جُندَنَا لَهُمُ ٱلۡغَـٰلِبُونَ 

And that Our hosts, they verily would be the victors.

174.

فَتَوَلَّ عَنۡہُمۡ حَتَّىٰ حِينٍ۬ 

So turn away (O Muhammad SAW) from them for a while,

175.

وَأَبۡصِرۡهُمۡ فَسَوۡفَ يُبۡصِرُونَ 

And watch them and they shall see (the punishment)!

176.

أَفَبِعَذَابِنَا يَسۡتَعۡجِلُونَ 

Do they seek to hasten on Our Torment?

177.

فَإِذَا نَزَلَ بِسَاحَتِہِمۡ فَسَآءَ صَبَاحُ ٱلۡمُنذَرِينَ 

Then, when it descends into their courtyard (i.e. near to them), evil will be the morning for those who had been warned!

178.

وَتَوَلَّ عَنۡهُمۡ حَتَّىٰ حِينٍ۬ 

So turn (O Muhammad SAW) away from them for a while,

179.

وَأَبۡصِرۡ فَسَوۡفَ يُبۡصِرُونَ 

And watch and they shall see (the torment)!

180.

سُبۡحَـٰنَ رَبِّكَ رَبِّ ٱلۡعِزَّةِ عَمَّا يَصِفُونَ 

Glorified be your Lord, the Lord of Honour and Power! (He is free) from what they attribute unto Him!

181.

وَسَلَـٰمٌ عَلَى ٱلۡمُرۡسَلِينَ 

And peace be on the Messengers!

182.

وَٱلۡحَمۡدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ 

And all the praise and thanks be to Allah, Lord of the Alameen (mankind, jinns and all that exists).

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