Quran English Translation Sura 30-39 P2


[33:37]  Recall that you said to the one who was blessed by GOD, and blessed by you, “Keep your wife and reverence GOD,” and you hid inside yourself what GOD wished to proclaim. Thus, you feared the people, when you were supposed to fear only GOD. When Zeid was completely through with his wife, we had you marry her, in order to establish the precedent that a man may marry the divorced wife of his adopted son. GOD‘s commands shall be done.

 

[33:38]  The prophet is not committing an error by doing anything that is made lawful by GOD. Such is GOD‘s system since the early generations. GOD‘s command is a sacred duty.

 

[33:39]  Those who deliver GOD‘s messages, and who reverence Him alone, shall never fear anyone but GOD. GOD is the most efficient reckoner.

 

[33:40]  Muhammad was not the father of any man among you. He was a messenger of GOD and the final prophet. GOD is fully aware of all things.

 

[33:41]  O you who believe, you shall remember GOD frequently.

 

[33:42]  You shall glorify Him day and night.

 

[33:43]  He is the One who helps you, together with His angels, to lead you out of darkness into the light. He is Most Merciful towards the believers.

 

[33:44]  Their greeting the day they meet Him is, “Peace,” and He has prepared for them a generous recompense.

 

[33:45]  O prophet, we have sent you as a witness, a bearer of good news, as well as a warner.

 

[33:46]  Inviting to GOD, in accordance with His will, and a guiding beacon.

 

[33:47]  Deliver good news to the believers, that they have deserved from GOD a great blessing.

 

[33:48]  Do not obey the disbelievers and the hypocrites, disregard their insults, and put your trust in GOD; GOD suffices as an advocate.

 

[33:49]  O you who believe, if you married believing women, then divorced them before having intercourse with them, they do not owe you any waiting interim (before marrying another man). You shall compensate them equitably, and let them go amicably.

 

[33:50]  O prophet, we made lawful for you your wives to whom you have paid their due dowry, or what you already have, as granted to you by GOD. Also lawful for you in marriage are the daughters of your father’s brothers, the daughters of your father’s sisters, the daughters of your mother’s brothers, the daughters of your mother’s sisters, who have emigrated with you. Also, if a believing woman gave herself to the prophet – by forfeiting the dowry – the prophet may marry her without a dowry, if he so wishes. However, her forfeiting of the dowry applies only to the prophet, and not to the other believers. We have already decreed their rights in regard to their spouses or what they already have. This is to spare you any embarrassment. GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

 

[33:51]  You may gently shun any one of them, and you may bring closer to you any one of them. If you reconcile with any one you had estranged, you commit no error. In this way, they will be pleased, will have no grief, and will be content with what you equitably offer to all of them. GOD knows what is in your hearts. GOD is Omniscient, Clement.

 

[33:52]  Beyond the categories described to you, you are enjoined from marrying any other women, nor can you substitute a new wife (from the prohibited categories), no matter how much you admire their beauty. You must be content with those already made lawful to you. GOD is watchful over all things.

 

[33:53]  O you who believe, do not enter the prophet’s homes unless you are given permission to eat, nor shall you force such an invitation in any manner. If you are invited, you may enter. When you finish eating, you shall leave; do not engage him in lengthy conversations. This used to hurt the prophet, and he was too shy to tell you. But GOD does not shy away from the truth. If you have to ask his wives for something, ask them from behind a barrier. This is purer for your hearts and their hearts. You are not to hurt the messenger of GOD. You shall not marry his wives after him, for this would be a gross offense in the sight of GOD.

 

[33:54]  Whether you declare anything, or hide it, GOD is fully aware of all things.

 

[33:55]  The women may relax (their dress code) around their fathers, their sons, their brothers, the sons of their brothers, the sons of their sisters, the other women, and their (female) servants. They shall reverence GOD. GOD witnesses all things.

 

[33:56]  GOD and His angels help and support the prophet. O you who believe, you shall help and support him, and regard him as he should be regarded.

 

[33:57]  Surely, those who oppose GOD and His messenger, GOD afflicts them with a curse in this life, and in the Hereafter; He has prepared for them a shameful retribution.

 

[33:58]  Those who persecute the believing men and the believing women, who did not do anything wrong, have committed not only a falsehood, but also a gross sin.

 

[33:59]  O prophet, tell your wives, your daughters, and the wives of the believers that they shall lengthen their garments. Thus, they will be recognized (as righteous women) and avoid being insulted. GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

 

[33:60]  Unless the hypocrites, and those with disease in their hearts, and the vicious liars of the city refrain (from persecuting you), we will surely grant you the upper hand, then they will be forced to leave within a short while.

 

[33:61]  They have incurred condemnation wherever they go; (unless they stop attacking you,) they may be taken and killed.

 

[33:62]  This is GOD‘s eternal system, and you will find that GOD‘s system is unchangeable.

 

[33:63]  The people ask you about the Hour (end of the world). Say, “The knowledge thereof is only with GOD. For all that you know, the Hour may be close.”

 

[33:64]  GOD has condemned the disbelievers, and has prepared for them Hell.

 

[33:65]  Eternally they abide therein. They will find no lord, nor a supporter.

 

[33:66]  The day they are thrown into Hell, they will say, “Oh, we wish we obeyed GOD, and obeyed the messenger.”

 

[33:67]  They will also say, “Our Lord, we have obeyed our masters and leaders, but they led us astray.

 

[33:68]  “Our Lord, give them double the retribution, and curse them a tremendous curse.”

 

[33:69]  O you who believe, do not be like those who hurt Moses, then GOD absolved him of what they said. He was, in the sight of GOD, honorable.

 

[33:70]  O you who believe, reverence GOD and utter only the correct utterances.

 

[33:71]  He will then fix your works, and forgive your sins. Those who obey GOD and His messenger have triumphed a great triumph.

 

[33:72]  We have offered the responsibility (freedom of choice) to the heavens and the earth, and the mountains, but they refused to bear it, and were afraid of it. But the human being accepted it; he was transgressing, ignorant.

 

[33:73]  For GOD will inevitably punish the hypocrite men and the hypocrite women, and the idol worshiping men and the idol worshiping women. GOD redeems the believing men and the believing women. GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

 

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Sura 34:  Sheba (Saba’)

Number of verses in sura: 54

Order of revelation: 58

 

[34:0]  In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

 

[34:1]  Praise be to GOD – to whom belongs everything in the heavens and the earth; all praise is also due to Him in the Hereafter. He is the Most Wise, the Cognizant.

 

[34:2]  He knows everything that goes into the earth, and everything that comes out of it, and everything that comes down from the sky, and everything that climbs into it. He is the Most Merciful, the Forgiving.

 

[34:3]  Those who disbelieve have said, “The Hour will never come to pass!” Say, “Absolutely – by my Lord – it will most certainly come to you. He is the Knower of the future. Not even the equivalent of an atom’s weight is hidden from Him, be it in the heavens or the earth. Not even smaller than that, or larger (is hidden). All are in a profound record.”

 

[34:4]  Most certainly, He will reward those who believe and lead a righteous life. These have deserved forgiveness and a generous provision.

 

[34:5]  As for those who constantly challenge our revelations, they have incurred a retribution of painful humiliation.

 

[34:6]  It is evident to those who are blessed with knowledge that this revelation from your Lord to you is the truth, and that it guides to the path of the Almighty, the Most Praiseworthy.

 

[34:7]  Those who disbelieve have said, “Let us show you a man who tells you that after you are torn apart you will be created anew.

 

[34:8]  “Either he fabricated lies about GOD, or he is crazy.” Indeed, those who disbelieve in the Hereafter have incurred the worst retribution; they have gone far astray.

 

[34:9]  Have they not seen all the things in front of them and behind them, in the heaven and the earth? If we willed, we could have caused the earth to swallow them, or caused masses to fall on them from the sky. This should be a sufficient proof for every obedient servant.

 

[34:10]  We endowed David with blessings from us: “O mountains, submit with him, and you too, O birds.” We softened the iron for him.

 

[34:11]  “You may make shields that fit perfectly, and work righteousness. Whatever you do, I am Seer thereof.”

 

[34:12]  To Solomon we committed the wind at his disposal, traveling one month coming and one month going. And we caused a spring of oil to gush out for him. Also, the jinns worked for him, by his Lord’s leave. Any one of them who disregarded our commands, we subjected him to a severe retribution.

 

[34:13]  They made for him anything he wanted – niches, statues, deep pools, and heavy cooking pots. O family of David, work (righteousness) to show your appreciation. Only a few of My servants are appreciative.

 

[34:14]  When the appointed time for his death came, they had no clue that he had died. Not until one of the animals tried to eat his staff, and he fell down, did the jinns realized that he was dead. They thus realized that if they really knew the unseen, they would have stopped working so hard as soon as he died.

 

[34:15]  Sheba’s homeland used to be a marvel, with two gardens on the right and the left. Eat from your Lord’s provisions, and be appreciative of Him – good land, and a forgiving Lord.

 

[34:16]  They turned away and, consequently, we poured upon them a disastrous flood, and we substituted their two gardens into two gardens of badtasting fruits, thorny plants, and a skimpy harvest.

 

[34:17]  We thus requited them for their disbelief. Do we not requite only the disbelievers?

 

[34:18]  We placed between them and the communites that we blessed other oases, and we secured the journey between them: “Travel therein days and nights in complete security.”

 

[34:19]  But they (turned unappreciative and) challenged: “Our Lord, we do not care if You increase the distance of our journeys (without any stations).” They thus wronged their own souls. Consequently, we made them history, and scattered them into small communities throughout the land. This should provide lessons for those who are steadfast, appreciative.

 

[34:20]  Satan found them readily fulfilling his expectations. They followed him, except a few believers.

 

[34:21]  He never had any power over them. But we thus distinguish those who believe in the Hereafter from those who are doubtful about it. Your Lord is in full control of all things.

 

[34:22]  Say, “Implore the idols you have set up beside GOD. They do not possess as much as a single atom in the heavens, or the earth. They possess no partnership therein, nor does He permit them to be His assistants.”

 

[34:23]  Intercession with Him will be in vain, unless it coincides with His will. When their minds are finally settled down, and they ask, “What did your Lord say,” they will say, “The truth.” He is the Most High, the Most Great.

 

[34:24]  Say, “Who provides for you, from the heavens and the earth?” Say, “GOD,” and “Either we or you are guided, or have gone far astray.”

 

[34:25]  Say, “You are not responsible for our crimes, nor are we responsible for what you do.”

 

[34:26]  Say, “Our Lord will gather us all together before Him, then He will judge between us equitably. He is the Judge, the Omniscient.”

 

[34:27]  Say, “Show me the idols you have set up as partners with Him!” Say, “No; He is the one GOD, the Almighty, Most Wise.”

 

[34:28]  We have sent you (O Rashad) to all the people, a bearer of good news, as well as a warner, but most people do not know.

 

[34:29]  They challenge, “When will this promise come to pass, if you are truthful?”

 

[34:30]  Say, “You have a specific time, on a specific day, that you cannot delay by one hour, nor advance.”

 

[34:31]  Those who disbelieve have said, “We will not believe in this Quran, nor in the previous scriptures.” If you could only envision these transgressors when they stand before their Lord! They will argue with one another back and forth. The followers will tell their leaders, “If it were not for you, we would have been believers.”

 

[34:32]  The leaders will say to those who followed them, “Are we the ones who diverted you from the guidance after it came to you? No; it is you who were wicked.”

 

[34:33]  The followers will say to their leaders, “It was you who schemed night and day, then commanded us to be unappreciative of GOD, and to set up idols to rank with Him.” They will be ridden with remorse, when they see the retribution, for we  will place shackles around the necks of those who disbelieved. Are they not justly requited for what they did?

 

[34:34]  Every time we sent a warner to a community, the leaders of that community said, “We reject the message you are sent with.”

 

[34:35]  They also said, “We are more powerful, with more money and children, and we will not be punished.”

 

[34:36]  Say, “My Lord is the One who controls all provisions; He grants the provisions to whomever He wills, or reduces them, but most people do not know.”

 

[34:37]  It is not your money or your children that bring you closer to us. Only those who believe and lead a righteous life will receive the reward for their works, multiplied manifold. In the abode of Paradise they will live in perfect peace.

 

[34:38]  As for those who consistently challenge our revelations, they will abide in retribution.

 

[34:39]  Say, “My Lord is the One who controls all provisions; He increases the provisions for whomever He chooses from among His servants, or reduces them. Anything you spend (in the cause of God), He will reward you for it; He is the Best Provider.”

 

[34:40]  On the day when He summons them all, He will say to the angels, “Did these people worship you?”

 

[34:41]  They will answer, “Be You glorified. You are our Lord and Master, not them. Instead, they were worshiping the jinns; most of them were believers therein.”

 

[34:42]  On that day, you possess no power to help or harm one another, and we will say to the transgressors, “Taste the retribution of the Hell that you used to deny.”

 

[34:43]  When our proofs were recited to them, perfectly clear, they said, “This is simply a man who wants to divert you from the way your parents are worshiping.” They also said, “These are fabricated lies.” Those who disbelieved also said about the truth that came to them, “This is obviously magic.”

 

[34:44]  We did not give them any other books to study, nor did we send to them before you another warner.

 

[34:45]  Those before them disbelieved, and even though they did not see one-tenth of (the miracle) we have given to this generation, when they disbelieved My messengers, how severe was My retribution!

 

[34:46]  Say, “I ask you to do one thing: Devote yourselves to GOD, in pairs or as individuals, then reflect. Your friend (Rashad) is not crazy. He is a manifest warner to you, just before the advent of a terrible retribution.”

 

[34:47]  Say, “I do not ask you for any wage; you can keep it. My wage comes only from GOD. He witnesses all things.”

 

[34:48]  Say, “My Lord causes the truth to prevail. He is the Knower of all secrets.”

 

[34:49]  Say, “The truth has come; while falsehood can neither initiate anything, nor repeat it.”

 

[34:50]  Say, “If I go astray, I go astray because of my own shortcomings. And if I am guided, it is because of my Lord’s inspiration. He is Hearer, Near.”

 

[34:51]  If you could only see them when the great terror strikes them; they cannot escape then, and they will be taken away forcibly.

 

[34:52]  They will then say, “We now believe in it,” but it will be far too late.

 

[34:53]  They have rejected it in the past; they have decided instead to uphold conjecture and guesswork.

 

[34:54]  Consequently, they were deprived of everything they longed for. This is the same fate as their counterparts in the previous generations. They harbored too many doubts.

 

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Sura 35:  Initiator (Faater)

Number of verses in sura: 45

Order of revelation: 43

 

[35:0]  In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

 

[35:1]  Praise be to GOD, Initiator of the heavens and the earth, and appointer of the angels to be messengers with wings – two, three, and four (wings). He increases the creation as He wills. GOD is Omnipotent.

 

[35:2]  When GOD showers the people with mercy, no force can stop it. And if He withholds it, no force, other than He, can send it. He is the Almighty, Most Wise.

 

[35:3]  O people, remember GOD‘s blessings upon you. Is there any creator other than GOD who provides for you from the heaven and the earth? There is no other god beside Him. How could you deviate?

 

[35:4]  If they disbelieve you, messengers before you have been disbelieved. GOD is in control of all things.

 

[35:5]  O people, GOD‘s promise is the truth; therefore, do not be distracted by this lowly life. Do not be diverted from GOD by mere illusions.

 

[35:6]  The devil is your enemy, so treat him as an enemy. He only invites his party to be the dwellers of Hell.

 

[35:7]  Those who disbelieve have incurred a severe retribution, and those who believe and lead a righteous life have deserved forgiveness and a great recompense.

 

[35:8]  Note the one whose evil work is adorned in his eyes, until he thinks that it is righteous. GOD thus sends astray whoever wills (to go astray), and He guides whoever wills (to be guided). Therefore, do not grieve over them. GOD is fully aware of everything they do.

 

[35:9]  GOD is the One who sends the winds to stir up clouds, then we drive them towards barren lands, and revive such lands after they were dead. Thus is the resurrection.

 

[35:10]  Anyone seeking dignity should know that to GOD belongs all dignity. To Him ascends the good words, and He exalts the righteous works. As for those who scheme evil works, they incur severe retribution; the scheming of such people is destined to fail.

 

[35:11]  GOD created you from dust, then from a tiny drop, then He causes you to reproduce through your spouses. No female becomes pregnant, nor gives birth, without His knowledge. No one survives for a long life, and no one’s life is snapped short, except in accordance with a pre-existing record. This is easy for GOD.

 

[35:12]  The two seas are not the same; one is fresh and delicious, while the other is salty and undrinkable. From each of them you eat tender meat, and extract jewelry to wear. And you see the ships sailing through them, seeking His provisions, that you may be appreciative.

 

[35:13]  He merges the night into the day, and merges the day into the night. He has committed the sun and the moon to run for a predetermined period of time. Such is GOD your Lord; to Him belongs all kingship. Any idols you set up beside Him do not possess as much as a seed’s shell.

 

[35:14]  If you call on them, they cannot hear you. Even if they hear you, they cannot respond to you. On the Day of Resurrection, they will disown you. None can inform you like the Most Cognizant.

 

[35:15]  O people, you are the ones who need GOD, while GOD is in no need for anyone, the Most Praiseworthy.

 

[35:16]  If He wills, He can get rid of you and substitute a new creation.

 

[35:17]  This is not too difficult for GOD.

 

[35:18]  No soul can carry the sins of another soul. If a soul that is loaded with sins implores another to bear part of its load, no other soul can carry any part of it, even if they were related. The only people to heed your warnings are those who reverence their Lord, even when alone in their privacy, and observe the Contact Prayers (Salat). Whoever purifies his soul, does so for his own good. To GOD is the final destiny.

 

[35:19]  The blind and the seer are not equal.

 

[35:20]  Nor are the darkness and the light.

 

[35:21]  Nor are the coolness of the shade and the heat of the sun.

 

[35:22]  Nor are the living and the dead; GOD causes whomever He wills to hear. You cannot make hearers out of those in the graves.

 

[35:23]  You are no more than a warner.

 

[35:24]  We have sent you with the truth, a bearer of good news, as well as a warner. Every community must receive a warner.

 

[35:25]  If they disbelieve you, those before them have also disbelieved. Their messengers went to them with clear proofs, and the Psalms, and the enlightening scriptures.

 

[35:26]  Subsequently, I punished those who disbelieved; how terrible was My retribution!

 

[35:27]  Do you not realize that GOD sends down from the sky water, whereby we produce fruits of various colors? Even the mountains have different colors; the peaks are white, or red, or some other color. And the ravens are black.

 

[35:28]  Also, the people, the animals, and the livestock come in various colors. This is why the people who truly reverence GOD are those who are knowledgeable. GOD is Almighty, Forgiving.

 

[35:29]  Surely, those who recite the book of GOD, observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), and from our provisions to them they spend – secretly and publicly – are engaged in an investment that never loses.

 

[35:30]  He will recompense them generously, and will multiply His blessings upon them. He is Forgiving, Appreciative.

 

[35:31]  What we revealed to you in this scripture is the truth, consummating all previous scriptures. GOD is fully Cognizant of His servants, Seer.

 

[35:32]  We passed the scripture from generation to generation, and we allowed whomever we chose from among our servants to receive it. Subsequently, some of them wronged their souls, others upheld it only part of the time, while others were eager to work righteousness in accordance with GOD‘s will; this is the greatest triumph.

 

[35:33]  They will enter the gardens of Eden, where they will be adorned with bracelets of gold and pearls, and their garments in it will be made of silk.

 

[35:34]  They will say, “Praise GOD for removing all our worries. Our Lord is Forgiving, Appreciative.

 

[35:35]  “He has admitted us into the abode of eternal bliss, out of His grace. Never do we get bored herein, never do we get tired.”

 

[35:36]  As for those who disbelieve, they have incurred the fire of Hell, where they are never finished by death, nor is the retribution ever commuted for them. We thus requite the unappreciative.

 

[35:37]  They will scream therein, “Our Lord, if you get us out of here, we will work righteousness, instead of the works we used to do.” Did we not give you a life-long chance, with continuous reminders for those who would take heed? Did you not receive the warner? Therefore, taste (the consequences). The transgressors will have no one to help them.

 

[35:38]  GOD is the Knower of the future of the heavens and the earth. He is the Knower of all innermost thoughts.

 

[35:39]  He is the One who made you inheritors of the earth. Subsequently, whoever chooses to disbelieve does so to his own detriment. The disbelief of the disbelievers only augments their Lord’s abhorrence towards them. The disbelief of the disbelievers plunges them deeper into loss.

 

[35:40]  Say, “Consider the idols you have set up beside GOD; show me what on earth have they created.” Do they own any partnership in the heavens? Have we given them a book wherein there is no doubt? Indeed, what the transgressors promise one another is no more than an illusion.

 

[35:41]  GOD is the One who holds the heavens and the earth, lest they vanish. If anyone else is to hold them, they will most certainly vanish. He is Clement, Forgiving.

 

[35:42]  They swore by GOD solemnly that if a warner went to them, they would be better guided than a certain congregation! However, now that the warner did come to them, this only plunged them deeper into aversion.

 

[35:43]  They resorted to arrogance on earth, and evil scheming, and the evil schemes only backfire on those who scheme them. Should they then expect anything but the fate of those who did the same things in the past? You will find that GOD‘s system is never changeable; you will find that GOD‘s system is immutable.

 

[35:44]  Have they not roamed the earth and noted the consequences for those who preceded them? They were even stronger than they. Nothing can be hidden from GOD in the heavens, nor on earth. He is Omniscient, Omnipotent.

 

[35:45]  If GOD punished the people for their sins, He would not leave a single creature on earth. But He respites them for a predetermined interim. Once their interim is fulfilled, then GOD is Seer of His servants.

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Sura 36:  Y.S. (Ya Sin)

Number of verses in sura: 83

Order of revelation: 41

 

[36:0]  In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

 

[36:1]  Y. S. (Yaa Seen)

 

*36:1 See Appendix 1 for the detailed explanation of these initials.

 

[36:2]  And the Quran that is full of wisdom.

 

[36:3]  Most assuredly, you (Rashad) are one of the messengers.

 

[36:4]  On a straight path.

 

[36:5]  This revelation is from the Almighty, Most Merciful.

 

[36:6]  To warn people whose parents were never warned, and therefore, they are unaware.

 

[36:7]  It has been predetermined that most of them do not believe.

 

[36:8]  For we place around their necks shackles, up to their chins. Consequently, they become locked in their disbelief.

 

[36:9]  And we place a barrier in front of them, and a barrier behind them, and thus, we veil them; they cannot see.

 

[36:10]  It is the same whether you warn them or not, they cannot believe.

 

[36:11]  You will be heeded only by those who uphold this message, and reverence the Most Gracious – even when alone in their privacy. Give them good news of forgiveness and a generous recompense.

 

[36:12]  We will certainly revive the dead, and we have recorded everything they have done in this life, as well as the consequences that continue after their death. Everything we have counted in a profound record.

 

[36:13]  Cite for them the example of people in a community that received the messengers.

 

[36:14]  When we sent to them two (messengers), they disbelieved them. We then supported them by a third. They said, “We are (God’s) messengers to you.”

 

[36:15]  They said, “You are no more than human beings like us. The Most Gracious did not send down anything. You are liars.”

 

[36:16]  They said, “Our Lord knows that we have been sent to you.

 

[36:17]  “Our sole mission is to deliver the message.”

 

[36:18]  They said, “We consider you bad omens. Unless you refrain, we will surely stone you, or afflict you with painful retribution.”

 

[36:19]  They said, “Your omen depends on your response, now that you have been reminded. Indeed, you are transgressing people.”

 

[36:20]  A man came from the other end of the city, saying, “O my people, follow the messengers.

 

[36:21]  “Follow those who do not ask you for any wage, and are guided.

 

[36:22]  “Why should I not worship the One who initiated me, and to Him is your ultimate return?

 

[36:23]  “Shall I set up beside Him gods? If the Most Gracious willed any harm for me, their intercession cannot help me one bit, nor can they rescue me.

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