Quran English Translation Sura 40-51 P2


[42:18]  Challenging it are those who do not believe in it. As for those who believe, they are concerned about it, and they know that it is the truth. Absolutely, those who deny the Hour have gone far astray.

 

[42:19]  GOD is fully aware of all His creatures; He provides for whomever He wills. He is the Powerful, the Almighty.

 

[42:20]  Whoever seeks the rewards of the Hereafter, we multiply the rewards for him. And whoever seeks the materials of this world, we give him therefrom, then he receives no share in the Hereafter.

 

[42:21]  They follow idols who decree for them religious laws never authorized by GOD. If it were not for the predetermined decision, they would have been judged immediately. Indeed, the transgressors have incurred a painful retribution.

 

[42:22]  You will see the transgressors worried about everything they had committed; everything will come back and haunt them. As for those who believed and led a righteous life, they will be in the gardens of Paradise. They will receive whatever they wish from their Lord. This is the great blessing.

 

[42:23]  This is the good news from GOD to His servants who believe and lead a righteous life. Say, “I do not ask you for any wage. I do ask each of you to take care of your own relatives.” Anyone who does a righteous work, we multiply his reward for it. GOD is Forgiver, Appreciative.

 

[42:24]  Are they saying, “He (Rashad) has fabricated lies about GOD!”? If GOD willed, He could have sealed your mind, but GOD erases the falsehood and affirms the truth with His words. He is fully aware of the innermost thoughts.

[42:25]  He is the One who accepts the repentance from His servants, and remits the sins. He is fully aware of everything you do.

 

[42:26]  Responding to Him are those who believe and lead a righteous life. He will shower them with His blessings. As for the disbelievers, they have incurred a severe retribution.

 

[42:27]  If GOD increased the provision for His servants, they would transgress on earth. This is why He sends it precisely measured to whomever He wills. He is fully Cognizant and Seer of His servants.

 

[42:28]  He is the One who sends down the rain after they had despaired, and spreads His mercy. He is the only Master, Most Praiseworthy.

 

[42:29]  Among His proofs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the creatures He spreads in them. He is able to summon them, when He wills.

 

[42:30]  Anything bad that happens to you is a consequence of your own deeds, and He overlooks many (of your sins).

 

[42:31]  You can never escape, and you have none beside GOD as a Lord and Master.

 

[42:32]  Among His proofs are the ships that sail the sea with sails like flags.

 

[42:33]  If He willed, He could have stilled the winds, leaving them motionless on top of the water. These are proofs for those who are steadfast, appreciative.

 

[42:34]  He can annihilate them, as a consequence of their own works. Instead, He overlooks many (of their sins).

 

[42:35]  Those who argue against our proofs will find out that they have no basis.

 

[42:36]  Whatever you are given is no more than temporary material of this life. What GOD possesses is far better and everlasting, for those who believe and trust in their Lord.

 

[42:37]  They avoid gross sins and vice, and when angered they forgive.

 

[42:38]  They respond to their Lord by observing the Contact Prayers (Salat). Their affairs are decided after due consultation among themselves, and from our provisions to them they give (to charity).

 

[42:39]  When gross injustice befalls them, they stand up for their rights.

 

[42:40]  Although the just requital for an injustice is an equivalent retribution, those who pardon and maintain righteousness are rewarded by GOD. He does not love the unjust.

 

[42:41]  Certainly, those who stand up for their rights, when injustice befalls them, are not committing any error.

 

[42:42]  The wrong ones are those who treat the people unjustly, and resort to aggression without provocation. These have incurred a painful retribution.

 

[42:43]  Resorting to patience and forgiveness reflects a true strength of character.

 

[42:44]  Whomever GOD sends astray will never find any other lord, and you will see such transgressors, when they see the retribution, saying, “Can we get another chance?”

 

[42:45]  You will see them facing it, humiliated and debased, and looking, yet trying to avoid looking. Those who believed will proclaim: “The real losers are those who lost their souls and their families on the Day of Resurrection. The transgressors have deserved an everlasting retribution.”

 

[42:46]  There will be no allies to help them against GOD. Whomever GOD sends astray can never be guided.

 

[42:47]  You shall respond to your Lord before a day comes which is decreed inevitable by GOD. There will be no refuge for you on that day, nor an advocate.

 

[42:48]  If they turn away, we did not send you as their guardian. Your sole mission is delivering the message. When we shower the human beings with mercy, they become proud, and when adversity afflicts them, as a consequence of their own deeds, the human beings turn into disbelievers.

 

[42:49]  To GOD belongs the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. He creates whatever He wills, granting daughters to whomever He wills, and granting sons to whomever He wills.

 

[42:50]  Or, He may have the males and the females marry each other, then render whomever He wills sterile. He is Omniscient, Omnipotent.

 

[42:51]  No human being can communicate with GOD except through inspiration, or from behind a barrier, or by sending a messenger through whom He reveals what He wills. He is the Most High, Most Wise.

 

[42:52]  Thus, we inspired to you a revelation proclaiming our commandments. You had no idea about the scripture, or faith. Yet, we made this a beacon to guide whomever we choose from among our servants. Surely, you guide in a straight path.

 

[42:53]  The path of GOD, to whom belongs everything in the heavens and everything on earth. Absolutely, all matters are controlled by GOD.

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Sura 43:  Ornaments (Al-Zukhruf)

Number of verses in sura: 89

Order of revelation: 63

 

[43:0]  In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

 

[43:1]  H. M.

 

[43:2]  And the enlightening scripture.

 

[43:3]  We have rendered it an Arabic Quran, that you may understand.

 

[43:4]  It is preserved with us in the original master, honorable and full of wisdom.

 

[43:5]  Should we just ignore the fact that you have transgressed the limits?

 

[43:6]  We have sent many a prophet to the previous generations.

 

[43:7]  Every time a prophet went to them, they ridiculed him.

 

[43:8]  Consequently, we annihilated people who were even more powerful than these. We thus set the examples from the previous communities.

 

[43:9]  If you asked them, “Who created the heavens and the earth,” they would say, “The Almighty, the Omniscient has created them.”

 

[43:10]  He is the One who made the earth habitable for you, and created for you roads therein, that you may follow the right way.

 

[43:11]  He is the One who sends down from the sky water, in exact measure, to revive dead lands therewith. Similarly, you will be resurrected.

 

[43:12]  He is the One who created all kinds, in pairs (male and female), and He created for you ships and livestock to ride.

 

[43:13]  As you rest on top of them, you shall appreciate such a blessing from your Lord, and say, “Glory be to the One who subdued this for us. We could not have controlled them by ourselves.

 

[43:14]  “We ultimately return to our Lord.”

 

[43:15]  They even assigned for Him a share from His own creation! Surely, the human being is profoundly unappreciative.

 

[43:16]  Has He chosen from among His creations daughters for Himself, while blessing you with sons?

 

[43:17]  When one of them is given news (of a daughter) as they claimed for the Most Gracious, his face is darkened with misery and anger!

 

[43:18]  (They say,) “What is good about an offspring that is brought up to be beautiful, and cannot help in war?”

 

[43:19]  They claimed that the angels, who are servants of the Most Gracious, are females! Have they witnessed their creation? Their claims are recorded, and they will be asked.

 

[43:20]  They even said, “If the Most Gracious willed, we would not have worshiped them.” They have no basis for such a claim; they only conjecture.

 

[43:21]  Have we given them a book before this, and they are upholding it?

 

[43:22]  The fact is that: they said, “We found our parents carrying on certain practices, and we are following in their footsteps.”

 

[43:23]  Invariably, when we sent a warner to any community, the leaders of that community would say, “We found our parents following certain practices, and we will continue in their footsteps.”

 

[43:24]  (The messenger) would say, “What if I brought to you better guidance than what you inherited from your parents?” They would say, “We are disbelievers in the message you brought.”

 

[43:25]  Consequently, we requited them. Note the consequences for the rejectors.

 

[43:26]  Abraham said to his father and his people, “I disown what you worship.

 

[43:27]  “Only the One who initiated me can guide me.”

 

[43:28]  This example (of Abraham) was rendered an everlasting lesson for subsequent generations; perhaps they redeem their souls.

 

[43:29]  Indeed, I have given these people and their ancestors sufficient chances, then the truth came to them, and a clarifying messenger.

 

[43:30]  When the truth came to them, they said, “This is magic, and we are disbelievers therein.”

 

[43:31]  They said, “If only this Quran was sent down through another man from the two communities (Mecca or Yathrib) who is prominent!”

 

[43:32]  Are they the ones who assign your Lord’s mercy? We have assigned their shares in this life, raising some of them above others in ranks, in order to let them serve one another. The mercy from your Lord is far better than any material they may hoard.

 

[43:33]  If it were not that all the people might become one (disbelieving) congregation, we would have granted everyone who disbelieves in the Most Gracious mansions with silver roofs, and stairs upon which they could climb.

 

[43:34]  Their mansions would have impressive gates, and luxurious furnishings.

 

[43:35]  Also many ornaments. All these are the temporary materials of this lowly life. The Hereafter – at your Lord – is far better for the righteous.

 

[43:36]  Anyone who disregards the message of the Most Gracious, we appoint a devil to be his constant companion.

 

[43:37]  Such companions will divert them from the path, yet make them believe that they are guided.

 

[43:38]  When he comes before us he will say, “Oh I wish you were as far from me as the two easts. What a miserable companion!”

 

[43:39]  It will not console you on that day, as transgressors, that both of you will share in the retribution.

 

[43:40]  Can you make the deaf hear; can you make the blind see, or those who are far astray?

 

[43:41]  Whether we let you die before it or not, we will surely requite them.

 

[43:42]  Or, we may show you (the retribution) we promised for them. We are in full control over them.

 

[43:43]  You shall steadfastly preach what is revealed to you; you are in the right path.

 

[43:44]  This is a message for you and your people; all of you will be questioned.

 

[43:45]  Check the messengers we sent before you: “Have we ever appointed any other gods – beside the Most Gracious – to be worshiped?”

 

[43:46]  For example, we sent Moses with our proofs to Pharaoh and his elders, proclaiming: “I am a messenger from the Lord of the universe.”

 

[43:47]  When he showed them our proofs, they laughed at them.

 

[43:48]  Every sign we showed them was bigger than the one before it. We afflicted them with the plagues, perhaps they repent.

 

[43:49]  They said, “O you magician, implore your Lord on our behalf (to relieve this plague), since you have an agreement with Him; we will then be guided.”

 

[43:50]  But as soon as we relieved their affliction, they reverted.

 

[43:51]  Pharaoh announced to his people, “O my people, do I not possess the kingship over Egypt, and these flowing rivers belong to me? Do you not see?

 

[43:52]  “Which one is better; me or that one who is lowly and can hardly speak?

 

[43:53]  “How come he does not possess a treasure of gold; how come the angels do not accompany him?”

 

[43:54]  He thus fooled his people, and they obeyed him; they were wicked people.

 

[43:55]  When they persisted in opposing us, we punished them and drowned them all.

 

[43:56]  We rendered them a precedent and an example for the others.

 

[43:57]  When the son of Mary was cited as an example, your people disregarded it.

 

[43:58]  They said, “Is it better to worship our gods, or to worship him?” They said this only to argue with you. Indeed, they are people who have joined the opposition.

 

[43:59]  He was no more than a servant whom we blessed, and we sent him as an example for the Children of Israel.

 

[43:60]  If we willed, we could have made you angels who colonize and reproduce on earth.

 

[43:61]  He is to serve as a marker for knowing the end of the world, so you can no longer harbor any doubt about it. You shall follow Me; this is the right path.

 

[43:62]  Let not the devil repel you; he is your most ardent enemy.

 

[43:63]  When Jesus went with the proofs, he said, “I bring to you wisdom, and to clarify some of the matters in which you dispute. You shall reverence GOD and obey me.

 

[43:64]  “GOD is my Lord and your Lord, you shall worship Him alone. This is the right path.”

 

[43:65]  The opponents disputed among themselves. Woe to those who transgress from the retribution of a painful day.

 

[43:66]  Are they waiting for the Hour (Day of Judgment) to come to them suddenly when they least expect it?

 

[43:67]  The close friends on that day will become enemies of one another, except for the righteous.

 

[43:68]  O My servants, you will have no fear on that day, nor will you grieve.

 

[43:69]  They are the ones who believed in our revelations, and were submitters.

 

[43:70]  Enter Paradise, together with your spouses, and rejoice.

 

[43:71]  Offered to them will be golden trays and cups, and they will find everything the hearts desire and the eyes wish for. You live therein forever.

 

[43:72]  Such is the Paradise that you inherit, in return for your works.

 

[43:73]  You will have in it all kinds of fruits, from which you eat.

 

[43:74]  Surely, the guilty will abide in the retribution of Gehenna forever.

 

[43:75]  Never will the retribution be commuted for them; they will be confined therein.

 

[43:76]  It is not us who wronged them; it is they who wronged their own souls.

 

[43:77]  They will implore: “O Maalek, let your Lord finish us off.” He will say, “You are staying forever.

 

[43:78]  “We have given you the truth, but most of you hate the truth.”

 

[43:79]  Have they schemed some scheme? We too are scheming.

 

[43:80]  Do they think that we do not hear their secrets and conspiracies? Yes indeed; our messengers are with them, recording.

 

[43:81]  Proclaim: “If the Most Gracious did have a son, I would still be the foremost worshiper.”

 

[43:82]  Be He glorified; He is the Lord of the heavens and the earth, the Lord with the great dominion, far above their claims.

 

[43:83]  Let them blunder and play until they meet their day that is awaiting them.

 

[43:84]  He is the only One who is a deity in the heaven and a deity on earth. He is the Most Wise, the Omniscient.

 

[43:85]  Most Exalted is the One who possesses all sovereignty of the heavens and the earth, and everything between them. With Him is the knowledge about the Hour (end of the world), and to Him you will be returned.

 

[43:86]  None of those whom they idolize beside Him possess any power to intercede, unless their intercession coincides with the truth, and they fully know.

 

[43:87]  If you asked them who created them, they would say, “GOD.” Why then did they deviate?

 

[43:88]  It will be proclaimed: “O my Lord, these people do not believe.”

 

[43:89]  You shall disregard them and say, “Peace;” they will surely find out.

 

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Sura 44:  Smoke (Al-Dukhan)

Number of verses in sura: 59

Order of revelation: 64

 

[44:0]  In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

 

[44:1]  H. M.

 

[44:2]  And this enlightening scripture.

 

[44:3]  We have sent it down in a blessed night, for we are to warn.

 

[44:4]  In it (the scripture), every matter of wisdom is clarified.

 

[44:5]  It is a predetermined command from us that we send messengers.

 

[44:6]  This is a mercy from your Lord. He is the Hearer, the Omniscient.

 

[44:7]  Lord of the heavens and the earth, and everything between them. If only you could be certain!

 

[44:8]  There is no other god beside Him. He controls life and death; your Lord and the Lord of your ancestors.

 

[44:9]  Indeed, they are doubtful, heedless.

 

[44:10]  Therefore, watch for the day when the sky brings a profound smoke.

 

[44:11]  It will envelope the people; this is a painful retribution.

 

[44:12]  “Our Lord, relieve this retribution for us; we are believers.”

 

[44:13]  Now that it is too late, they remember! An enlightening messenger had come to them.

 

[44:14]  But they turned away from him, saying, “Well educated, but crazy!”

 

[44:15]  We will relieve the retribution for awhile; you will soon revert.

 

[44:16]  The day we strike the big stroke, we will avenge.

 

[44:17]  We have tested before them the people of Pharaoh; an honorable messenger went to them.

 

[44:18]  Proclaiming: “Listen to me, servants of GOD. I am an honest messenger to you.”

 

[44:19]  And, “Do not transgress against GOD. I bring to you powerful proofs.

 

[44:20]  “I seek refuge in my Lord and your Lord, if you oppose me.

 

[44:21]  “If you do not wish to believe, then simply leave me alone.”

 

[44:22]  Subsequently, he implored his Lord: “These are wicked people.”

 

[44:23]  (God said,) “Travel with My servants during the night; you will be pursued.

 

[44:24]  “Cross the sea quickly; their troops will be drowned.”

 

[44:25]  Thus, they left behind many gardens and springs.

 

[44:26]  Crops and a luxurious life.

 

[44:27]  Blessings that they enjoyed.

 

[44:28]  All these we caused to be inherited by other people.

 

[44:29]  Neither the heaven, nor the earth wept over them, and they were not respited.

 

[44:30]  Meanwhile, we saved the Children of Israel from the humiliating persecution.

 

[44:31]  From Pharaoh; he was a tyrant.

 

[44:32]  We have chosen them from among all the people, knowingly.

 

[44:33]  We showed them so many proofs, which constituted a great test.

 

[44:34]  The present generations say,

 

[44:35]  “We only die the first death; we will never be resurrected!

 

[44:36]  “Bring back our forefathers, if you are truthful.”

 

[44:37]  Are they better than the people of Tubba` and others before them? We annihilated them for their crimes.

 

[44:38]  We did not create the heavens and the earth, and everything between them, just to play.

 

[44:39]  We created them for a specific purpose, but most of them do not know.

 

[44:40]  The Day of Decision awaits them all.

 

[44:41]  That is the day when no friend can help his friend in any way; no one can be helped.

 

[44:42]  Only those who attain mercy from GOD. He is the Almighty, Most Merciful.

 

[44:43]  Surely, the tree of bitterness –

 

[44:44]  will provide the food for the sinful.

 

[44:45]  Like lye, it will boil in the stomachs.

 

[44:46]  Like the boiling of hellish drinks.

 

[44:47]  Take him and throw him into the center of Hell.

 

[44:48]  Then pour upon his head the retribution of the Inferno.

 

[44:49]  “Taste this; you were so powerful, so honorable.”

 

[44:50]  This is what you used to doubt.

 

[44:51]  The righteous will be in a secure position.

 

[44:52]  Enjoying gardens and springs.

 

[44:53]  Wearing velvet and satin; close to each other.

 

[44:54]  We grant them wonderful spouses.

 

[44:55]  They enjoy in it all kinds of fruits, in perfect peace.

 

[44:56]  They do not taste death therein – beyond the first death* – and He has spared them the retribution of Hell.

 

[44:57]  Such is the blessing from your Lord. Such is the great triumph.

 

[44:58]  We have thus clarified it in your language, that they may take heed.

 

[44:59]  Therefore, wait; they too will have to wait.

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