37. As-Saaffaat - سورة الصافات - ( Those drawn up in Ranks ) - Read Quran القران الكريم in English translation by Yusuf Ali
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سورة الصافات
As-Saaffaat | 182 verses | Those drawn up in Ranks | Sura #37 | Meccan
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1By those who range themselves in ranks,
2And so are strong in repelling (evil),
3And thus proclaim the Message (of Allah)!
4Verily, verily, your Allah is one!-
5Lord of the heavens and of the earth and all between them, and Lord of every point at the rising of the sun!
6We have indeed decked the lower heaven with beauty (in) the stars,-
7(For beauty) and for guard against all obstinate rebellious evil spirits,
8(So) they should not strain their ears in the direction of the Exalted Assembly but be cast away from every side,
9Repulsed, for they are under a perpetual penalty,
10Except such as snatch away something by stealth, and they are pursued by a flaming fire, of piercing brightness.
11Just ask their opinion: are they the more difficult to create, or the (other) beings We have created? Them have We created out of a sticky clay!
12Truly dost thou marvel, while they ridicule,
13And, when they are admonished, pay no heed,-
14And, when they see a Sign, turn it to mockery,
15And say, "This is nothing but evident sorcery!
16"What! when we die, and become dust and bones, shall we (then) be raised up (again)
17"And also our fathers of old?"
18Say thou: "Yea, and ye shall then be humiliated (on account of your evil)."
19Then it will be a single (compelling) cry; and behold, they will begin to see!
20They will say, "Ah! Woe to us! This is the Day of Judgment!"
21(A voice will say,) "This is the Day of Sorting Out, whose truth ye (once) denied!"
22"Bring ye up", it shall be said, "The wrong-doers and their wives, and the things they worshipped-
23"Besides Allah, and lead them to the Way to the (Fierce) Fire!
24"But stop them, for they must be asked:
25"'What is the matter with you that ye help not each other?'"
26Nay, but that day they shall submit (to Judgment);
27And they will turn to one another, and question one another.
28They will say: "It was ye who used to come to us from the right hand (of power and authority)!"
29They will reply: "Nay, ye yourselves had no Faith!
30"Nor had we any authority over you. Nay, it was ye who were a people in obstinate rebellion!
31"So now has been proved true, against us, the word of our Lord that we shall indeed (have to) taste (the punishment of our sins).
32"We led you astray: for truly we were ourselves astray."
33Truly, that Day, they will (all) share in the Penalty.
34Verily that is how We shall deal with Sinners.
35For they, when they were told that there is no god except Allah, would puff themselves up with Pride,
36And say: "What! shall we give up our gods for the sake of a Poet possessed?"
37Nay! he has come with the (very) Truth, and he confirms (the Message of) the messengers (before him).
38Ye shall indeed taste of the Grievous Penalty;-
39But it will be no more than the retribution of (the Evil) that ye have wrought;-
40But the sincere (and devoted) Servants of Allah,-
41For them is a Sustenance determined,
42Fruits (Delights); and they (shall enjoy) honour and dignity,
43In Gardens of Felicity,
44Facing each other on Thrones (of Dignity):
45Round will be passed to them a Cup from a clear-flowing fountain,
46Crystal-white, of a taste delicious to those who drink (thereof),
47Free from headiness; nor will they suffer intoxication therefrom.
48And besides them will be chaste women, restraining their glances, with big eyes (of wonder and beauty).
49As if they were (delicate) eggs closely guarded.
50Then they will turn to one another and question one another.
51One of them will start the talk and say: "I had an intimate companion (on the earth),
52"Who used to say, 'what! art thou amongst those who bear witness to the Truth (of the Message)?
53"'When we die and become dust and bones, shall we indeed receive rewards and punishments?'"
54(A voice) said: "Would ye like to look down?"
55He looked down and saw him in the midst of the Fire.
56He said: "By Allah! thou wast little short of bringing me to perdition!
57"Had it not been for the Grace of my Lord, I should certainly have been among those brought (there)!
58"Is it (the case) that we shall not die,
59"Except our first death, and that we shall not be punished?"
60Verily this is the supreme achievement!
61For the like of this let all strive, who wish to strive.
62Is that the better entertainment or the Tree of Zaqqum?
63For We have truly made it (as) a trial for the wrong-doers.
64For it is a tree that springs out of the bottom of Hell-Fire:
65The shoots of its fruit-stalks are like the heads of devils:
66Truly they will eat thereof and fill their bellies therewith.
67Then on top of that they will be given a mixture made of boiling water.
68Then shall their return be to the (Blazing) Fire.
69Truly they found their fathers on the wrong Path;
70So they (too) were rushed down on their footsteps!
71And truly before them, many of the ancients went astray;-
72But We sent aforetime, among them, (messengers) to admonish them;-
73Then see what was the end of those who were admonished (but heeded not),-
74Except the sincere (and devoted) Servants of Allah.
75(In the days of old), Noah cried to Us, and We are the best to hear prayer.
76And We delivered him and his people from the Great Calamity,
77And made his progeny to endure (on this earth);
78And We left (this blessing) for him among generations to come in later times:
79"Peace and salutation to Noah among the nations!"
80Thus indeed do we reward those who do right.
81For he was one of our believing Servants.
82Then the rest we overwhelmed in the Flood.
83Verily among those who followed his Way was Abraham.
84Behold! he approached his Lord with a sound heart.
85Behold! he said to his father and to his people, "What is that which ye worship?
86"Is it a falsehood- gods other than Allah- that ye desire?
87"Then what is your idea about the Lord of the worlds?"
88Then did he cast a glance at the Stars.
89And he said, "I am indeed sick (at heart)!"
90So they turned away from him, and departed.
91Then did he turn to their gods and said, "will ye not eat (of the offerings before you)?...
92"What is the matter with you that ye speak not (intelligently)?"
93Then did he turn upon them, striking (them) with the right hand.
94Then came (the worshippers) with hurried steps, and faced (him).
95He said: "Worship ye that which ye have (yourselves) carved?
96"But Allah has created you and your handwork!"
97They said, "Build him a furnace, and throw him into the blazing fire!"
98(This failing), they then sought a stratagem against him, but We made them the ones most humiliated!
99He said: "I will go to my Lord! He will surely guide me!
100"O my Lord! Grant me a righteous (son)!"
101So We gave him the good news of a boy ready to suffer and forbear.
102Then, when (the son) reached (the age of) (serious) work with him, he said: "O my son! I see in vision that I offer thee in sacrifice: Now see what is thy view!" (The son) said: "O my father! Do as thou art commanded: thou will find me, if Allah so wills one practising Patience and Constancy!"
103So when they had both submitted their wills (to Allah), and he had laid him prostrate on his forehead (for sacrifice),
104We called out to him "O Abraham!
105"Thou hast already fulfilled the vision!" - thus indeed do We reward those who do right.
106For this was obviously a trial-
107And We ransomed him with a momentous sacrifice:
108And We left (this blessing) for him among generations (to come) in later times:
109"Peace and salutation to Abraham!"
110Thus indeed do We reward those who do right.
111For he was one of our believing Servants.
112And We gave him the good news of Isaac - a prophet,- one of the Righteous.
113We blessed him and Isaac: but of their progeny are (some) that do right, and (some) that obviously do wrong, to their own souls.
114Again (of old) We bestowed Our favour on Moses and Aaron,
115And We delivered them and their people from (their) Great Calamity;
116And We helped them, so they overcame (their troubles);
117And We gave them the Book which helps to make things clear;
118And We guided them to the Straight Way.
119And We left (this blessing) for them among generations (to come) in later times:
120"Peace and salutation to Moses and Aaron!"
121Thus indeed do We reward those who do right.
122For they were two of our believing Servants.
123So also was Elias among those sent (by Us).
124Behold, he said to his people, "Will ye not fear (Allah)?
125"Will ye call upon Baal and forsake the Best of Creators,-
126"Allah, your Lord and Cherisher and the Lord and Cherisher of your fathers of old?"
127But they rejected him, and they will certainly be called up (for punishment),-
128Except the sincere and devoted Servants of Allah (among them).
129And We left (this blessing) for him among generations (to come) in later times:
130"Peace and salutation to such as Elias!"
131Thus indeed do We reward those who do right.
132For he was one of our believing Servants.
133So also was Lut among those sent (by Us).
134Behold, We delivered him and his adherents, all
135Except an old woman who was among those who lagged behind:
136Then We destroyed the rest.
137Verily, ye pass by their (sites), by day-
138And by night: will ye not understand?
139So also was Jonah among those sent (by Us).
140When he ran away (like a slave from captivity) to the ship (fully) laden,
141He (agreed to) cast lots, and he was condemned:
142Then the big Fish did swallow him, and he had done acts worthy of blame.
143Had it not been that he (repented and) glorified Allah,
144He would certainly have remained inside the Fish till the Day of Resurrection.
145But We cast him forth on the naked shore in a state of sickness,
146And We caused to grow, over him, a spreading plant of the gourd kind.
147And We sent him (on a mission) to a hundred thousand (men) or more.
148And they believed; so We permitted them to enjoy (their life) for a while.
149Now ask them their opinion: Is it that thy Lord has (only) daughters, and they have sons?-
150Or that We created the angels female, and they are witnesses (thereto)?
151Is it not that they say, from their own invention,
152"Allah has begotten children"? but they are liars!
153Did He (then) choose daughters rather than sons?
154What is the matter with you? How judge ye?
155Will ye not then receive admonition?
156Or have ye an authority manifest?
157Then bring ye your Book (of authority) if ye be truthful!
158And they have invented a blood-relationship between Him and the Jinns: but the Jinns know (quite well) that they have indeed to appear (before his Judgment-Seat)!
159Glory to Allah! (He is free) from the things they ascribe (to Him)!
160Not (so do) the Servants of Allah, sincere and devoted.
161For, verily, neither ye nor those ye worship-
162Can lead (any) into temptation concerning Allah,
163Except such as are (themselves) going to the blazing Fire!
164(Those ranged in ranks say): "Not one of us but has a place appointed;
165"And we are verily ranged in ranks (for service);
166"And we are verily those who declare (Allah's) glory!"
167And there were those who said,
168"If only we had had before us a Message from those of old,
169"We should certainly have been Servants of Allah, sincere (and devoted)!"
170But (now that the Qur'an has come), they reject it: But soon will they know!
171Already has Our Word been passed before (this) to our Servants sent (by Us),
172That they would certainly be assisted,
173And that Our forces,- they surely must conquer.
174So turn thou away from them for a little while,
175And watch them (how they fare), and they soon shall see (how thou farest)!
176Do they wish (indeed) to hurry on our Punishment?
177But when it descends into the open space before them, evil will be the morning for those who were warned (and heeded not)!
178So turn thou away from them for a little while,
179And watch (how they fare) and they soon shall see (how thou farest)!
180Glory to thy Lord, the Lord of Honour and Power! (He is free) from what they ascribe (to Him)!
181And Peace on the messengers!
182And Praise to Allah, the Lord and Cherisher of the Worlds.

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