Quran English Translation Sura 30-39 P1


Sura 30:  The Romans (Al-Room)

Number of verses in sura: 60

Order of revelation: 84

 

[30:0]  In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

 

[30:1]  A. L. M.

 

[30:2]  Certainly, the Romans will be defeated.

 

[30:3]  In the nearest land. After their defeat, they will rise again and win.

 

[30:4]  Within several years. Such is GOD‘s decision, both in the first prophecy, and the second. On that day, the believers shall rejoice.

 

[30:5]  In GOD‘s victory. He grants victory to whomever He wills. He is the Almighty, Most Merciful.

 

[30:6]  Such is GOD‘s promise – and GOD never breaks His promise – but most people do not know.

 

[30:7]  They care only about things of this world that are visible to them, while being totally oblivious to the Hereafter.

 

[30:8]  Why do they not reflect on themselves? GOD did not create the heavens and the earth, and everything between them, except for a specific purpose, and for a specific life span. However, most people, with regard to meeting their Lord, are disbelievers.

 

[30:9]  Have they not roamed the earth and noted the consequences for those who preceded them? They used to be more powerful, more prosperous, and more productive on earth. Their messengers went to them with clear signs. Consequently, GOD was not the One who wronged them; they are the ones who wronged their own souls.

 

[30:10]  The consequences for those who committed evil had to be evil. That is because they rejected GOD‘s revelations, and ridiculed them.

 

[30:11]  GOD is the One who initiates the creation and repeats it. Ultimately, you will be returned to Him.

 

[30:12]  On the Day when the Hour comes to pass, the guilty will be shocked.

 

[30:13]  Their idols will have no power to intercede on their behalf; on the contrary, they will disown their idols.

 

[30:14]  On the day when the Hour comes to pass, they will part company.

 

[30:15]  As for those who believe and lead a righteous life, they will be in Paradise, rejoicing.

 

[30:16]  As for those who disbelieve, and reject our revelations and the meeting of the Hereafter, they will last in the retribution forever.

 

[30:17]  Therefore, you shall glorify GOD when you retire at night, and when you rise in the morning.

 

[30:18]  All praise is due to Him in the heavens and the earth, throughout the evening, as well as in the middle of your day.

 

[30:19]  He produces the live from the dead, and produces the dead from the live, and He revives the land after it had died; you are similarly resurrected.

 

[30:20]  Among His proofs is that He created you from dust, then you became reproducing humans.

 

[30:21]  Among His proofs is that He created for you spouses from among yourselves, in order to have tranquility and contentment with each other, and He placed in your hearts love and care towards your spouses. In this, there are sufficient proofs for people who think.

 

[30:22]  Among His proofs are the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the variations in your languages and your colors. In these, there are signs for the knowledgeable.

 

[30:23]  Among His proofs is your sleeping during the night or the day, and your working in pursuit of His provisions. In this, there are sufficient proofs for people who can hear.

 

[30:24]  Among His proofs is that He shows you the lightning as a source of fear, as well as hope, then He sends down from the sky water to revive a land that has been dead. In these, there are sufficient proofs for people who understand.

 

[30:25]  Among His proofs is that the heaven and the earth are standing at His disposal. Finally, when He calls you out of the earth, one call, you will immediately come out.

 

[30:26]  To Him belongs everyone in the heavens and the earth; all are subservient to Him.

 

[30:27]  And He is the One who initiates the creation, then repeats it; this is even easier for Him. To Him belongs the most sublime similitude, in the heavens and the earth, and He is the Almighty, Most Wise.

 

[30:28]  He cites for you herein an example from among yourselves: Do you ever elevate your servants or subordinates to the level where they rival you, and to the point that you pay them as much allegiance as is being paid to you? We thus explain the revelations for people who understand.

 

[30:29]  Indeed, the transgressors have followed their own opinions, without knowledge. Who then can guide those who have been sent astray by GOD? No one can ever help them.

 

[30:30]  Therefore, you shall devote yourself to the religion of strict monotheism. Such is the natural instinct placed into the people by GOD. Such creation of GOD will never change. This is the perfect religion, but most people do not know.

 

[30:31]  You shall submit to Him, reverence Him, observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), and – whatever you do – do not ever fall into idol worship.

 

[30:32]  (Do not fall in idol worship,) like those who divide their religion into sects; each party rejoicing with what they have.

 

[30:33]  When adversity afflicts the people, they turn to their Lord, totally devoting themselves to Him. But then, as soon as He showers them with mercy, some of them revert to idol worship.

 

[30:34]  Let them be unappreciative of what we have given them. Enjoy temporarily; you will surely find out.

 

[30:35]  Have we given them authorization that justifies their idolatry?

 

[30:36]  When we bestow mercy upon the people, they rejoice therein. But when adversity befalls them, as a consequence of their own works, they become despondent.

 

[30:37]  Do they not realize that GOD increases the provision for whomever He wills, or reduces it? These should be lessons for people who believe.

 

[30:38]  Therefore, you shall give the relatives their rightful share (of charity), as well as the poor, and the traveling alien. This is better for those who sincerely seek GOD‘s pleasure; they are the winners.

 

[30:39]  The usury that is practiced to increase some people’s wealth, does not gain anything at GOD. But if you give to charity, seeking GOD‘s pleasure, these are the ones who receive their reward manifold.

 

[30:40]  GOD is the One who created you. He is the One who provides for you. He is the One who puts you to death. He is the One who resurrects you. Can any of your idols do any of these things? Be He glorified. He is much too exalted to have any partners.

 

[30:41]  Disasters have spread throughout the land and sea, because of what the people have committed. He thus lets them taste the consequences of some of their works, that they may return (to the right works).

 

[30:42]  Say, “Roam the earth and note the consequences for those before you.” Most of them were idol worshipers.

 

[30:43]  Therefore, you shall devote yourself completely to this perfect religion, before a day comes which is made inevitable by GOD. On that day, they will be shocked.

 

[30:44]  Whoever disbelieves, disbelieves to the detriment of his own soul, while those who lead a righteous life, do so to strengthen and develop their own souls.

 

[30:45]  For He will generously recompense those who believe and lead a righteous life from His bounties. He does not love the disbelievers.

 

[30:46]  Among His proofs is that He sends the winds with good omen, to shower you with His mercy, and to allow the ships to run in the sea in accordance with His rules, and for you to seek His bounties (through commerce), that you may be appreciative.

 

[30:47]  We have sent messengers before you to their people, with profound signs. Subsequently, we punished those who transgressed. It is our duty that we grant victory to the believers.

 

[30:48]  GOD is the One who sends the winds, to stir up clouds, to be spread throughout the sky in accordance with His will. He then piles the clouds up, then you see the rain coming down therefrom. When it falls on whomever He chooses from among His servants, they rejoice.

 

[30:49]  Before it fell on them, they had resorted to despair.

 

[30:50]  You shall appreciate GOD‘s continuous mercy, and how He revives the land that has been dead. He will just as certainly resurrect the dead. He is Omnipotent.

 

[30:51]  Had we sent upon them instead a yellow sandstorm, they would have continued to disbelieve.

 

[30:52]  You cannot make the dead, nor the deaf, hear the call, once they turn away.

 

[30:53]  Nor can you guide the blind out of their straying. You can only be heard by those who believe in our revelations, and decide to become submitters.

 

[30:54]  GOD is the One who created you weak, then granted you after the weakness strength, then substituted after the strength weakness and gray hair. He creates whatever He wills. He is the Omniscient, the Omnipotent.

 

[30:55]  On the day when the Hour comes to pass, the guilty will swear that they lasted (in this world) only one hour. That is how wrong they were.

 

[30:56]  Those who are blessed with knowledge and faith will say, “You have lasted, according to GOD‘s decree, until the Day of Resurrection. Now, this is the Day of Resurrection, but you failed to recognize it.”

 

[30:57]  Therefore, no apology, on that day, will benefit the transgressors, nor will they be excused.

 

[30:58]  Thus, we have cited for the people in this Quran all kinds of examples. Yet, no matter what kind of proof you present to the disbelievers, they say, “You are falsifiers.”

 

[30:59]  GOD thus seals the hearts of those who do not know.

 

[30:60]  Therefore, you shall steadfastly persevere – for GOD‘s promise is the truth – and do not be intimidated by those who have not attained certainty.

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Sura 31:  Luqmaan (Luqman)

Number of verses in sura: 34

Order of revelation: 57

 

[31:0]  In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

 

[31:1]  A. L. M.

 

[31:2]  These (letters) constitute proofs of this book of wisdom.

 

[31:3]  A beacon and a mercy for the righteous.

 

[31:4]  Who observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), give the obligatory charity (Zakat), and as regards the Hereafter, they are absolutely certain.

 

[31:5]  They are following the guidance from their Lord, and they are the winners.

 

[31:6]  Among the people, there are those who uphold baseless Hadith, and thus divert others from the path of GOD without knowledge, and take it in vain. These have incurred a shameful retribution.

 

[31:7]  And when our revelations are recited to the one of them, he turns away in arrogance as if he never heard them, as if his ears are deaf. Promise him a painful retribution.

 

[31:8]  Surely, those who believe and lead a righteous life have deserved the gardens of bliss.

 

[31:9]  Eternally they abide therein. This is the truthful promise of GOD. He is the Almighty, Most Wise.

 

[31:10]  He created the heavens without pillars that you can see. He established on earth stabilizers (mountains) lest it tumbles with you, and He spread on it all kinds of creatures. We send down from the sky water to grow all kinds of beautiful plants.

 

[31:11]  Such is the creation of GOD; show me what the idols you set up beside Him have created. Indeed, the transgressors are far astray.

 

[31:12]  We have endowed Luqmaan with wisdom: “You shall be appreciative of GOD.” Whoever is appreciative is appreciative for his own good. As for those who turn unappreciative, GOD is in no need, Praiseworthy.

 

[31:13]  Recall that Luqmaan said to his son, as he enlightened him, “O my son, do not set up any idols beside GOD; idolatry is a gross injustice.”

 

[31:14]  We enjoined the human being to honor his parents. His mother bore him, and the load got heavier and heavier. It takes two years (of intensive care) until weaning. You shall be appreciative of Me, and of your parents. To Me is the ultimate destiny.

 

[31:15]  If they try to force you to set up any idols beside Me, do not obey them. But continue to treat them amicably in this world. You shall follow only the path of those who have submitted to Me. Ultimately, you all return to Me, then I will inform you of everything you have done.

 

[31:16]  “O my son, know that even something as tiny as a mustard seed, deep inside a rock, be it in the heavens or the earth, GOD will bring it. GOD is Sublime, Cognizant.

 

[31:17]  “O my son, you shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salat). You shall advocate righteousness and forbid evil, and remain steadfast in the face of adversity. These are the most honorable traits.

 

[31:18]  “You shall not treat the people with arrogance, nor shall you roam the earth proudly. GOD does not like the arrogant showoffs.

 

[31:19]  “Walk humbly and lower your voice – the ugliest voice is the donkey’s voice.”

 

[31:20]  Do you not see that GOD has committed in your service everything in the heavens and the earth, and has showered you with His blessings – obvious and hidden? Yet, some people argue about GOD without knowledge, without guidance, and without the enlightening scripture.

 

[31:21]  When they are told, “Follow these revelations of GOD,” they say, “No, we follow only what we found our parents doing.” What if the devil is leading them to the agony of Hell?

 

[31:22]  Those who submit completely to GOD, while leading a righteous life, have gotten hold of the strongest bond. For GOD is in full control of all things.

 

[31:23]  As for those who disbelieve, do not be saddened by their disbelief. To us is their ultimate return, then we will inform them of everything they had done. GOD is fully aware of the innermost thoughts.

 

[31:24]  We let them enjoy temporarily, then commit them to severe retribution.

 

[31:25]  If you ask them, “Who created the heavens and the earth,” they will say, “GOD.” Say, “Praise be to GOD.” Yet, most of them do not know.

 

[31:26]  To GOD belongs everything in the heavens and the earth. GOD is the Most Rich, Most Praiseworthy.

 

[31:27]  If all the trees on earth were made into pens, and the ocean supplied the ink, augmented by seven more oceans, the words of GOD would not run out. GOD is Almighty, Most Wise.

 

[31:28]  The creation and resurrection of all of you is the same as that of one person. GOD is Hearer, Seer.

 

[31:29]  Do you not realize that GOD merges the night into the day and merges the day into the night, and that He has committed the sun and the moon in your service, each running in its orbit for a specific life span, and that GOD is fully Cognizant of everything  you do?

 

[31:30]  This proves that GOD is the truth, while any idol they set up beside Him is falsehood, and that GOD is the Most High, Most Great.

 

[31:31]  Do you not see that the ships roam the sea, carrying GOD‘s provisions, to show you some of His proofs? Indeed, these should be sufficient proofs for everyone who is steadfast, appreciative.

 

[31:32]  When violent waves surround them, they implore GOD, sincerely devoting their prayers to Him alone. But as soon as He saves them to the shore, some of them revert. None discards our revelations except those who are betrayers, unappreciative.

 

[31:33]  O people, you shall reverence your Lord, and fear a day when a father cannot help his own child, nor can a child help his father. Certainly, GOD‘s promise is truth. Therefore, do not be distracted by this life; do not be distracted from GOD by mere illusions.

 

[31:34]  With GOD is the knowledge about the Hour (end of the world). He is the One who sends down the rain, and He knows the contents of the womb. No soul knows what will happen to it tomorrow, and no one knows in which land he or she will die. GOD is Omniscient, Cognizant.

 

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Sura 32:  Prostration (Al-Sajdah)

Number of verses in sura: 30

Order of revelation: 75

 

[32:0]  In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

 

[32:1]  A. L. M.

 

[32:2]  The book is, without a doubt, a revelation from the Lord of the universe.

 

[32:3]  They said, “He fabricated it.” Indeed, this is the truth from your Lord, to warn people who never received a warner before you, that they may be guided.

 

[32:4]  GOD is the One who created the heavens and the earth, and everything between them in six days, then assumed all authority. You have none beside Him as Lord, nor do you have an intercessor. Would you not take heed?

 

[32:5]  All matters are controlled by Him from the heaven to the earth. To Him, the day is equivalent to one thousand of your years.

 

[32:6]  Knower of all secrets and declarations; the Almighty, Most Merciful.

 

[32:7]  He is the One who perfected everything He created, and started the creation of the human from clay.

 

[32:8]  Then He continued his reproduction through a certain lowly liquid.

 

[32:9]  He shaped him and blew into him from His spirit. And He gave you the hearing, the eyesight, and the brains; rarely are you thankful.

 

[32:10]  They wonder, “After we vanish into the earth, do we get created anew?” Thus, as regards meeting their Lord, they are disbelievers.

 

[32:11]  Say, “You will be put to death by the angel in whose charge you are placed, then to your Lord you will be returned.”

 

[32:12]  If only you could see the guilty when they bow down their heads before their Lord: “Our Lord, now we have seen and we have heard. Send us back and we will be righteous. Now we have attained certainty.”

 

[32:13]  Had we willed, we could have given every soul its guidance, but it is already predetermined that I will fill Hell with jinns and humans, all together.

 

[32:14]  Taste the consequences of your forgetting this day; now we forget you. You have incurred eternal retribution in return for your own works.

 

[32:15]  The only people who truly believe in our revelations are those who fall prostrate upon hearing them. They glorify and praise their Lord, without any arrogance.

 

[32:16]  Their sides readily forsake their beds, in order to worship their Lord, out of reverence and hope, and from our provisions to them, they give.

 

[32:17]  You have no idea how much joy and happiness are waiting for you as a reward for your (righteous) works.

 

[32:18]  Is one who is a believer the same as one who is wicked? They are not equal.

 

[32:19]  As for those who believe and lead a righteous life, they have deserved the eternal Paradise. Such is their abode, in return for their works.

 

[32:20]  As for the wicked, their destiny is Hell. Every time they try to leave it, they will be forced back. They will be told, “Taste the agony of Hell which you used to disbelieve in.”

 

[32:21]  We let them taste the smaller retribution (of this world), before they incur the greater retribution (of the Hereafter), that they may (take a hint and) reform.

 

[32:22]  Who is more evil than one who is reminded of these revelations of his Lord, then insists upon disregarding them? We will certainly punish the guilty.

 

[32:23]  We have given Moses the scripture – do not harbor any doubt about meeting Him – and we made it a guide for the Children of Israel.

 

[32:24]  We appointed from among them imams who guided in accordance with our commandments, because they steadfastly persevered and attained certainty about our revelations.

 

[32:25]  Your Lord is the One who will judge them on the Day of Resurrection, regarding everything they disputed.

 

[32:26]  Does it ever occur to them how many generations we have annihilated before them? They now live and walk in their ancestors’ homes. This should provide sufficient proofs. Do they not hear?

 

[32:27]  Do they not realize that we drive the water to barren lands, and produce with it crops to feed their livestock, as well as themselves? Do they not see?

 

[32:28]  They challenge: “Where is that victory, if you are truthful?”

 

[32:29]  Say, “The day such a victory comes, believing will not benefit those who did not believe before that, nor will they be given another chance.”

 

[32:30]  Therefore, disregard them and wait, they too are waiting.

 

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Sura 33:  The Parties (Al-Ahzab)

Number of verses in sura: 73

Order of revelation: 90

 

[33:0]  In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

 

[33:1]  O you prophet, you shall reverence GOD and do not obey the disbelievers and the hypocrites. GOD is Omniscient, Most Wise.

 

[33:2]  Follow what is revealed to you from your Lord. GOD is fully Cognizant of everything you all do.

 

[33:3]  And put your trust in GOD. GOD suffices as an advocate.

 

[33:4]  GOD did not give any man two hearts in his chest. Nor did He turn your wives whom you estrange (according to your custom) into your mothers. Nor did He turn your adopted children into genetic offspring. All these are mere utterances that you have invented. GOD speaks the truth, and He guides in the (right) path.

 

[33:5]  You shall give your adopted children names that preserve their relationship to their genetic parents. This is more equitable in the sight of GOD. If you do not know their parents, then, as your brethren in religion, you shall treat them as members of your family. You do not commit a sin if you make a mistake in this respect; you are responsible for your purposeful intentions. GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

 

[33:6]  The prophet is closer to the believers than they are to each other, and his wives are like mothers to them. The relatives ought to take care of one another in accordance with GOD‘s scripture. Thus, the believers shall take care of their relatives who immigrate to them, provided they have taken care of their own families first. These are commandments of this scripture.

 

[33:7]  Recall that we took from the prophets their covenant, including you (O Muhammad), Noah, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus the son of Mary. We took from them a solemn pledge.

 

[33:8]  Subsequently, He will surely question the truthful about their truthfulness, and has prepared for the disbelievers (in this Quranic fact) a painful retribution.

 

[33:9]  O you who believe, remember GOD‘s blessing upon you; when soldiers attacked you, we sent upon them violent wind and invisible soldiers. GOD is Seer of everything you do.

 

[33:10]  When they came from above you, and from beneath you, your eyes were terrified, your hearts ran out of patience, and you harbored unbefitting thoughts about GOD.

 

[33:11]  That is when the believers were truly tested; they were severely shaken up.

 

[33:12]  The hypocrites and those with doubts in their hearts said, “What GOD and His messenger promised us was no more than an illusion!”

 

[33:13]  A group of them said, “O people of Yathrib, you cannot attain victory; go back.” Others made up excuses to the prophet: “Our homes are vulnerable,” when they were not vulnerable. They just wanted to flee.

 

[33:14]  Had the enemy invaded and asked them to join, they would have joined the enemy without hesitation.

 

[33:15]  They had pledged to GOD in the past that they would not turn around and flee; making a pledge with GOD involves a great responsibility.

 

[33:16]  Say, “If you flee, you can never flee from death or from being killed. No matter what happens, you only live a short while longer.”

 

[33:17]  Say, “Who would protect you from GOD if He willed any adversity, or willed any blessing for you?” They can never find, beside GOD, any other Lord and Master.

 

[33:18]  GOD is fully aware of the hinderers among you, and those who say to their comrades, “Let us all stay behind.” Rarely do they mobilize for defense.

 

[33:19]  Also, they are too stingy when dealing with you. If anything threatens the community, you see their eyes rolling with fear, as if death had already come to them. Once the crisis is over, they whip you with sharp tongues. They are too stingy with their wealth. These are not believers, and, consequently, GOD has nullified their works. This is easy for GOD to do.

 

[33:20]  They thought that the parties might come back. In that case, they would wish that they were lost in the desert, asking about your news from afar. Had the parties attacked you while they were with you, they would rarely support you.

 

[33:21]  The messenger of GOD has set up a good example for those among you who seek GOD and the Last Day, and constantly think about GOD.

 

[33:22]  When the true believers saw the parties (ready to attack), they said, “This is what GOD and His messenger have promised us, and GOD and His messenger are truthful.” This (dangerous situation) only strengthened their faith and augmented their submission.

 

[33:23]  Among the believers there are people who fulfill their pledges with GOD. Some of them died, while others stand ready, never wavering.

 

[33:24]  GOD will surely recompense the truthful for their truthfulness, and will punish the hypocrites, if He so wills, or redeem them. GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

 

[33:25]  GOD repulsed those who disbelieved with their rage, and they left emptyhanded. GOD thus spared the believers any fighting. GOD is Powerful, Almighty.

 

[33:26]  He also brought down their allies among the people of the scripture from their secure positions, and threw terror into their hearts. Some of them you killed, and some you took captive.

 

[33:27]  He made you inherit their land, their homes, their money, and lands you had never stepped on. GOD is in full control of all things.

 

[33:28]  O prophet, say to your wives, “If you are seeking this life and its vanities, then let me compensate you and allow you to go amicably.

 

[33:29]  “But if you are seeking GOD and His messenger, and the abode of the Hereafter, then GOD has prepared for the righteous among you a great recompense.”

 

[33:30]  O wives of the prophet, if any of you commits a gross sin, the retribution will be doubled for her. This is easy for GOD to do.

 

[33:31]  Any one of you who obeys GOD and His messenger, and leads a righteous life, we will grant her double the recompense, and we have prepared for her a generous provision.

 

[33:32]  O wives of the prophet, you are not the same as any other women, if you observe righteousness. (You have a greater responsibility.) Therefore, you shall not speak too softly, lest those with disease in their hearts may get the wrong ideas; you shall speak only righteousness.

 

[33:33]  You shall settle down in your homes, and do not mingle with the people excessively, like you used to do in the old days of ignorance. You shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), and give the obligatory charity (Zakat), and obey GOD and His messenger. GOD wishes to remove all unholiness from you, O you who live around the Sacred Shrine, and to purify you completely.

 

[33:34]  Remember what is being recited in your homes of GOD‘s revelations and the wisdom inherent therein. GOD is Sublime, Cognizant.

 

[33:35]  The submitting men, the submitting women, the believing men, the believing women, the obedient men, the obedient women, the truthful men, the truthful women, the steadfast men, the steadfast women, the reverent men, the reverent women, the charitable men, the charitable women, the fasting men, the fasting women, the chaste men, the chaste women, and the men who commemorate GOD frequently, and the commemorating women; GOD has prepared for them forgiveness and a great recompense.

 

[33:36]  No believing man or believing woman, if GOD and His messenger issue any command, has any choice regarding that command. Anyone who disobeys GOD and His messenger has gone far astray.

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