Quran English Translation Sura 52-72 P2


[55:51]  Which of your Lord’s marvels can you deny?

 

[55:52]  Of every fruit in them, two kinds.

 

[55:53]  Which of your Lord’s marvels can you deny?

 

[55:54]  While relaxing on furnishings lined with satin, the fruits are within reach.

 

[55:55]  Which of your Lord’s marvels can you deny?

 

[55:56]  Their beautiful mates were never touched by any human or jinn.

 

[55:57]  Which of your Lord’s marvels can you deny?

 

[55:58]  They look like gems and coral.

 

[55:59]  Which of your Lord’s marvels can you deny?

 

[55:60]  Is the reward of goodness anything but goodness?

 

[55:61]  Which of your Lord’s marvels can you deny?

 

[55:62]  Below them are two gardens (one for the jinns and one for the humans).

 

[55:63]  Which of your Lord’s marvels can you deny?

 

[55:64]  Side by side.

 

[55:65]  Which of your Lord’s marvels can you deny?

 

[55:66]  In them, wells to be pumped.

 

[55:67]  Which of your Lord’s marvels can you deny?

 

[55:68]  In them are fruits, date palms, and pomegranate.

 

[55:69]  Which of your Lord’s marvels can you deny?

 

[55:70]  In them are beautiful mates.

 

[55:71]  Which of your Lord’s marvels can you deny?

 

[55:72]  Confined in the tents.

 

[55:73]  Which of your Lord’s marvels can you deny?

 

[55:74]  No human ever touched them, nor a jinn.

 

[55:75]  Which of your Lord’s marvels can you deny?

 

[55:76]  They relax on green carpets, in beautiful surroundings.

 

[55:77]  Which of your Lord’s marvels can you deny?

 

[55:78]  Most exalted is the name of your Lord, Possessor of Majesty and Honor.

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Sura 56:  The Inevitable (Al-Waaqe’ah)

Number of verses in sura: 96

Order of revelation: 46

 

[56:0]  In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

 

[56:1]  When the inevitable comes to pass.

 

[56:2]  Nothing can stop it from happening.

 

[56:3]  It will lower some, and raise others.

 

[56:4]  The earth will be shaken up.

 

[56:5]  The mountains will be wiped out.

 

[56:6]  As if they never existed.

 

[56:7]  You will be stratified into three kinds.

 

[56:8]  Those who deserved bliss will be in bliss.

 

[56:9]  Those who deserved misery will be in misery.

 

[56:10]  Then there is the elite of the elite.

 

[56:11]  They are those who will be closest (to God).

 

[56:12]  In the gardens of bliss.

 

[56:13]  Many from the first generations.

 

[56:14]  Few from the later generations.

 

[56:15]  On luxurious furnishings.

 

[56:16]  Enjoying everything, they will be neighbors.

 

[56:17]  Serving them will be immortal servants.

 

[56:18]  With cups, pitchers and pure drinks.

 

[56:19]  They never run out, nor do they get bored.

 

[56:20]  Fruits of their choice.

 

[56:21]  Meat of birds that they desire.

 

[56:22]  Beautiful mates.

 

[56:23]  Like protected pearls.

 

[56:24]  Rewards for their works.

 

[56:25]  They never hear any nonsense therein, nor sinful utterances.

 

[56:26]  Only the utterance: “Peace, peace.”

 

[56:27]  Those of the right side, will be on the right side.

 

[56:28]  In lush orchards.

 

[56:29]  Fragrant fruits.

 

[56:30]  Extended shade.

 

[56:31]  Abundant water.

 

[56:32]  Many fruits.

 

[56:33]  Never ending; never forbidden.

 

[56:34]  Luxurious furnishings.

 

[56:35]  We create for them mates.

 

[56:36]  Never previously touched.

 

[56:37]  Perfectly matched.

 

[56:38]  For those on the right side.

 

[56:39]  Many from the early generations.

 

[56:40]  Many from the later generations.

 

[56:41]  Those of the left, will be on the left.

 

[56:42]  In misery and inferno.

 

[56:43]  Even their shade is hot.

 

[56:44]  Never cool, never tolerable.

 

[56:45]  They used to be rich.

 

[56:46]  They insisted on the great blasphemy.

 

[56:47]  They said, “After we die and turn to dust and bones, we get resurrected?

 

[56:48]  “Does this include our forefathers?”

 

[56:49]  Say, “The early generations and the later generations.

 

[56:50]  “Will be summoned to a meeting on a predetermined day.

 

[56:51]  “Then you, O disbelieving strayers.

 

[56:52]  “Will eat from the trees of bitterness.

 

[56:53]  “Filling your bellies therefrom.

 

[56:54]  “Then drinking on top of it hellish drinks.

 

[56:55]  “Then adding drinks of sand.”

 

[56:56]  Such is their share on the Day of Judgment.

 

[56:57]  We have created you, if you could only believe!

 

[56:58]  Have you noted the semen that you produce?

 

[56:59]  Did you create it, or did we?

 

[56:60]  We have predetermined death for you. Nothing can stop us –

 

[56:61]  from substituting new generations in your place, and establishing what you do not know.

 

[56:62]  You know about the first creation. Do you not remember?

 

[56:63]  Have you noted the crops you reap?

 

[56:64]  Did you grow them, or did we?

 

[56:65]  If we will, we can turn it into hay. Then you will lament:

 

[56:66]  “We lost.

 

[56:67]  “We are deprived.”

 

[56:68]  Have you noted the water you drink?

 

[56:69]  Did you send it down from the clouds, or did we?

 

[56:70]  If we will, we can make it salty. You should be thankful.

 

[56:71]  Have you noted the fire you ignite?

 

[56:72]  Did you initiate its tree, or did we?

 

[56:73]  We rendered it a reminder, and a useful tool for the users.

 

[56:74]  You shall glorify the name of your Lord, the Great.

 

[56:75]  I swear by the positions of the stars.

 

[56:76]  This is an oath, if you only knew, that is awesome.

 

[56:77]  This is an honorable Quran.

 

[56:78]  In a protected book.

 

[56:79]  None can grasp it except the sincere.

 

[56:80]  A revelation from the Lord of the universe.

 

[56:81]  Are you disregarding this narration?

 

[56:82]  Do you make it your business that you disbelieve?

 

[56:83]  When the time comes and it (your soul) reaches your throat –

 

[56:84]  you will then look around.

 

[56:85]  We are closer to it than you are, but you do not see.

 

[56:86]  If it is true that you do not owe any accounting –

 

[56:87]  why do you not restore (your soul), if you are truthful?

 

[56:88]  If he is one of those close to Me –

 

[56:89]  then joy, flowers, and gardens of bliss.

 

[56:90]  And if he is one of the right –

 

[56:91]  peace is the lot of those on the right.

 

[56:92]  But if he is one of the disbelievers, the strayers –

 

[56:93]  then an abode of inferno –

 

[56:94]  and burning in Hell.

 

[56:95]  This is the absolute truth.

 

[56:96]  You shall glorify the name of your Lord, the Great.

 

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Sura 57:  Iron (Al-Hadeed)

Number of verses in sura: 29

Order of revelation: 94

 

[57:0]  In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

 

[57:1]  Glorifying GOD is everything in the heavens and the earth. He is the Almighty, Most Wise.

 

[57:2]  To Him belongs the kingship of the heavens and the earth. He controls life and death. He is Omnipotent.

 

[57:3]  He is the Alpha and the Omega. He is the Outermost and the Innermost. He is fully aware of all things.

 

[57:4]  He is the One who created the heavens and the earth in six days, then assumed all authority. He knows everything that enters 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 with you wherever you may be. GOD is Seer of everything you do.

 

[57:5]  To Him belongs the kingship of the heavens and the earth. All matters are controlled by GOD.

 

[57:6]  He merges the night into the day, and merges the day into the night. He is fully aware of the innermost thoughts.

 

[57:7]  Believe in GOD and His messenger, and give from what He has bestowed upon you. Those among you who believe and give (to charity) have deserved a great recompense.

 

[57:8]  Why should you not believe in GOD when the messenger is inviting you to believe in your Lord? He has taken a pledge from you, if you are believers.

 

[57:9]  He is the One who sends down to His servant clear revelations, in order to lead you out of the darkness into the light. GOD is Compassionate towards you, Most Merciful.

 

[57:10]  Why do you not spend in the cause of GOD, when GOD possesses all wealth in the heavens and the earth? Distinguished from the rest are those among you who spend before the victory and strive. They attain a greater rank than those who spend after the victory and strive. For each, GOD promises salvation. GOD is Cognizant of everything you do.

 

[57:11]  Who would like to loan GOD a loan of righteousness, to have it multiplied for him manifold, and end up with a generous recompense?

 

[57:12]  The day will come when you see the believing men and women with their lights radiating ahead of them and to their right. Good news is yours that, on that day, you will have gardens with flowing streams. You will abide therein forever. This is the great triumph.

 

[57:13]  On that day, the hypocrite men and women will say to those who believed, “Please allow us to absorb some of your light.” It will be said, “Go back behind you, and seek light.” A barrier will be set up between them, whose gate separates mercy on the inner side, from retribution on the outer side.

 

[57:14]  They will call upon them, “Were we not with you?”  They will answer, “Yes, but you cheated your souls, hesitated, doubted, and became misled by wishful thinking, until GOD‘s judgment came. You were diverted from GOD by illusions.

 

[57:15]  “Therefore, today no ransom can be taken from you, nor from those who disbelieved. Your abode is the fire; it is your lord, and miserable abode.”

 

[57:16]  Is it not time for those who believed to open up their hearts for GOD‘s message, and the truth that is revealed herein? They should not be like the followers of previous scriptures whose hearts became hardened with time and, consequently, many of them turned wicked.

 

[57:17]  Know that GOD revives the land after it had died. We thus explain the revelations for you, that you may understand.

 

[57:18]  Surely, the charitable men and women, have loaned GOD a loan of goodness. They will receive their reward multiplied manifold; they have deserved a generous recompense.

 

[57:19]  Those who believed in GOD and His messengers are the saints and martyrs. Reserved for them at their Lord are their rewards and their light. As for those who disbelieved and rejected our revelations, they have incurred Hell.

 

[57:20]  Know that this worldly life is no more than play and games, and boasting among you, and hoarding of money and children. It is like abundant rain that produces plants and pleases the disbelievers. But then the plants turn into useless hay, and are blown away by the wind. In the Hereafter there is either severe retribution, or forgiveness from GOD and approval. This worldly life is no more than a temporary illusion.

 

[57:21]  Therefore, you shall race towards forgiveness from your Lord, and a Paradise whose width encompasses the heaven and the earth. It awaits those who believed in GOD and His messengers. Such is GOD‘s grace that He bestows upon whomever He wills. GOD is Possessor of Infinite Grace.

 

[57:22]  Anything that happens on earth, or to you, has already been recorded, even before the creation. This is easy for GOD to do.

 

[57:23]  Thus, you should not grieve over anything you miss, nor be proud of anything He has bestowed upon you. GOD does not love those who are boastful, proud.

 

[57:24]  They are stingy, and enjoin the people to be stingy. If one turns away, then GOD is the Rich, the Praiseworthy.

 

[57:25]  We sent our messengers supported by clear proofs, and we sent down to them the scripture and the law, that the people may uphold justice. And we sent down the iron, wherein there is strength, and many benefits for the people. All this in order for GOD to distinguish those who would support Him and His messengers, on faith. GOD is Powerful, Almighty.

 

[57:26]  We sent Noah and Abraham, and we granted their descendants prophethood and the scripture. Some of them were guided, while many were wicked.

 

[57:27]  Subsequent to them, we sent our messengers. We sent Jesus the son of Mary, and we gave him the Injeel (Gospel), and we placed in the hearts of his followers kindness and mercy. But they invented hermitism which we never decreed for them. All we asked them to do was to uphold the commandments approved by GOD. But they did not uphold the message as they should have. Consequently, we gave those who believed among them their recompense, while many of them were wicked.

 

[57:28]  O you who believe, you shall reverence GOD and believe in His messenger. He will then grant you double the reward from His mercy, endow you with light to guide you, and forgive you. GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

 

[57:29]  Thus, the followers of previous scripture should know that they have not monopolized GOD‘s mercy and grace, and that all grace is in GOD‘s hand. He bestows it upon whomever He wills. GOD is Possessor of Infinite Grace.

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Sura 58:  The Debate (Al-Mujaadalah)

Number of verses in sura: 22

Order of revelation: 105

 

[58:0]  In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

 

[58:1]  GOD has heard the woman who debated with you about her husband, and complained to GOD. GOD heard everything the two of you discussed. GOD is Hearer, Seer.

 

[58:2]  Those among you who estrange their wives (by declaring them as forbidden in sex) as their mothers know full well that they are not their mothers. Their mothers are the women who gave birth to them. Indeed, they are committing a blasphemy and a falsehood. GOD is Pardoner, Forgiver.

 

[58:3]  Those who estrange their wives in this manner, then reconcile thereafter, shall atone by freeing a slave before resuming their sexual relations. This is to enlighten you. GOD is Cognizant of everything you do.

 

[58:4]  If you cannot find a slave to free, you shall fast two consecutive months before resuming sexual relations. If you cannot fast, then you shall feed sixty poor people. You shall believe in GOD and His messenger. These are GOD‘s laws. The disbelievers have incurred a painful retribution.

 

[58:5]  Surely, those who fight GOD and His messenger are committed to defeat, like their previous counterparts were committed to defeat. We have sent down clear proofs, and the rejectors have incurred a shameful retribution.

 

[58:6]  The day will come when GOD will resurrect them all, then inform them of everything they had done. GOD has recorded everything, while they have forgotten it. GOD witnesses all things.

 

[58:7]  Do you not realize that GOD knows everything in the heavens and everything on earth? No three people can conspire secretly without Him being their fourth, nor five without Him being the sixth, nor less than that, nor more, without Him being there with them wherever they may be. Then, on the Day of Resurrection, He will inform them of everything they had done. GOD is fully aware of all things.

 

[58:8]  Have you noted those who were enjoined from conspiring secretly, then insist on conspiring? They conspire to commit sin, transgression, and disobedience of the messenger. When they come to you, they greet you with a greeting other than that decreed by GOD. They say inside themselves, “GOD will not punish us for our utterances.” Their only requital is Gehenna, wherein they burn; what a miserable destiny.

 

[58:9]  O you who believe, if you have to confer secretly, you shall not confer to commit sin, transgression, and to disobey the messenger. You shall confer to work righteousness and piety. You shall reverence GOD, before whom you will be summoned.

 

[58:10]  Secret conspiracy is the devil’s idea, through which he seeks to hurt those  who believed. However, he cannot hurt them against GOD‘s will. In GOD the believers shall trust.

 

[58:11]  O you who believe, if you are told, “Please make room,” you shall make room for each other to sit. GOD will then make room for you. If you are asked to get up and move, get up and move. GOD raises those among you who believe, and those who acquire knowledge to higher ranks. GOD is fully Cognizant of everything you do.

 

[58:12]  O you who believe, when you wish to confer with the messenger, you shall offer a charity (to the poor) before you do so. This is better for you, and purer. If you cannot afford it, then GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

 

[58:13]  If you failed to give to charity before conferring, then repented thereafter, GOD accepts your repentance. You shall observe the contact prayers (Salat), give the obligatory charity (Zakat), and obey GOD and His messenger. GOD is fully Cognizant of everything you do.

 

[58:14]  Have you noted those who befriended people with whom GOD is angry? They neither belong with you, nor with them. They deliberately swear lies!

 

[58:15]  GOD has prepared for them a severe retribution. Miserable indeed is what they used to do.

 

[58:16]  They used their oaths as a means of repelling from the path of GOD. Consequently, they have incurred a shameful retribution.

 

[58:17]  Neither their money, nor their children will help them against GOD. They have incurred the hellfire, wherein they abide forever.

 

[58:18]  The Day will come when GOD resurrects them all. They will swear to Him then, just as they swear to you now, thinking that they really are right! Indeed, they are the real liars.

 

[58:19]  The devil has possessed them, and has caused them to disregard GOD‘s message. These are the party of the devil. Absolutely, the party of the devil are the losers.

 

[58:20]  Surely, those who oppose GOD and His messenger will be with the lowliest.

 

[58:21]  GOD has decreed: “I and My messengers will most assuredly win.” GOD is Powerful, Almighty.

 

[58:22]  You will not find people who believe in GOD and the Last Day befriending those who oppose GOD and His messenger, even if they were their parents, or their children, or their siblings, or their tribe. For these, He decrees faith into their hearts, and supports them with inspiration from Him, and admits them into gardens with flowing streams wherein they abide forever. GOD is pleased with them, and they are pleased with Him. These are the party of GOD. Most assuredly, GOD‘s party are the winners.

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Sura 59:  Exodus (Al-Hashr)

Number of verses in sura: 24

Order of revelation: 101

 

[59:0]  In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

 

[59:1]  Glorifying GOD is everything in the heavens and the earth, and He is the Almighty, Most Wise.

 

[59:2]  He is the One who evicted those who disbelieved among the people of the scripture from their homes in a mass exodus. You never thought that they would leave, and they thought that their preparations would protect them from GOD. But then GOD came to them whence they never expected, and threw terror into their hearts. Thus, they abandoned their homes on their own volition, in addition to pressure from the believers. You should learn from this, O you who possess vision.

 

[59:3]  If GOD did not force them to leave, He would have requited them in this life (even worse than forcing them to leave). In the Hereafter He will commit them to the retribution of Hell.

 

[59:4]  This is because they opposed GOD and His messenger. For those who oppose GOD and His messenger, GOD is most strict in enforcing retribution.

 

[59:5]  Whether you chop a tree or leave it standing on its trunk is in accordance with GOD‘s will. He will surely humiliate the wicked.

 

[59:6]  Whatever GOD restored for His messenger was not the result of your war efforts, whether you fought on horses or on foot. GOD is the One who sends His messengers against whomever He wills. GOD is Omnipotent.

 

[59:7]  Whatever GOD restored to His messenger from the (defeated) communities shall go to GOD and His messenger (in the form of a charity). You shall give it to the relatives, the orphans, the poor, and the traveling alien. Thus, it will not remain monopolized by the strong among you. You may keep the spoils given to you by the messenger, but do not take what he enjoins you from taking. You shall reverence GOD. GOD is strict in enforcing retribution.

 

[59:8]  (You shall give) to the needy who immigrated. They were evicted from their homes and deprived of their properties, because they sought GOD‘s grace and pleasure, and because they supported GOD and His messenger. They are the truthful.

 

[59:9]  As for those who provided them with a home and a refuge, and were believers before them, they love those who immigrated to them, and find no hesitation in their hearts in helping them. In fact, they readily give them priority over themselves, even when they themselves need what they give away. Indeed, those who overcome their natural stinginess are the successful ones.

 

[59:10]  Those who became believers after them say, “Our Lord, forgive us and our brethren who preceded us to the faith, and keep our hearts from harboring any hatred towards those who believed. Our Lord, You are Compassionate, Most Merciful.”

 

[59:11]  Have you noted those who are plagued with hypocrisy, and how they said to their companions in disbelief among the people of the scripture, “If you are evicted we will go out with you, and will never obey anyone who opposes you. If anyone fights you, we will fight on your side.” GOD bears witness that they are liars.

 

[59:12]  In fact, if they were evicted, they would not have gone out with them, and if anyone fought them, they would not have supported them. Even if they supported them, they would have turned around and fled. They could never win.

 

[59:13]  Indeed, you strike more terror in their hearts than their fear of GOD. This is because they are people who do not comprehend.

 

[59:14]  They do not get together to fight you unless they are in well-shielded buildings, or behind walls. Their might appears formidable among themselves. You would think that they are united, when in fact their hearts are divided. This is because they are people who do not understand.

 

[59:15]  Their fate is the same as their counterparts who preceded them. They suffered the consequences of their decisions. They have incurred a painful retribution.

 

[59:16]  They are like the devil: he says to the human being, “Disbelieve,” then as soon as he disbelieves, he says, “I disown you. I fear GOD, Lord of the universe.”

 

[59:17]  The destiny for both of them is the Hellfire, wherein they abide forever. This is the requital for the transgressors.

 

[59:18]  O you who believe, you shall reverence GOD, and let every soul examine what it has sent ahead for tomorrow. You shall reverence GOD; GOD is fully Cognizant of everything you do.

 

[59:19]  Do not be like those who forgot GOD, so He made them forget themselves. These are the wicked.

 

[59:20]  Not equal are the dwellers of the Hellfire and the dwellers of Paradise; the dwellers of Paradise are the winners.

 

[59:21]  If we revealed this Quran to a mountain, you would see it trembling, crumbling, out of reverence for GOD. We cite these examples for the people, that they may reflect.

 

[59:22]  He is the One GOD; there is no other god beside Him. Knower of all secrets and declarations. He is the Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

 

[59:23]  He is the One GOD; there is no other god beside Him. The King, the Most Sacred, the Peace, the Most Faithful, the Supreme, the Almighty, the Most Powerful, the Most Dignified. GOD be glorified; far above having partners.

 

[59:24]  He is the One GOD; the Creator, the Initiator, the Designer. To Him belong the most beautiful names. Glorifying Him is everything in the heavens and the earth. He is the Almighty, Most Wise.

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