|1||HaMeem. (These letters are one of the miracles of the Quran, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings.)
|2||A revelation from Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
|3||A Book whereof the Verses are explained in detail; A Quran in Arabic for people who know.
glad tidings (of Paradise to the one who believes in the Oneness of
Allah (i.e. Islamic Monotheism) and fears Allah much (abstains from all
kinds of sins and evil deeds) and loves Allah much (performing all kinds
of good deeds which He has ordained)), and warning (of punishment in
the Hell Fire to the one who disbelieves in the Oneness of Allah), but
most of them turn away, so they listen not.
they say: "Our hearts are under coverings (screened) from that to which
you invite us, and in our ears is deafness, and between us and you is a
screen, so work you (on your way); verily, we are working (on our
(O Muhammad SAW): "I am only a human being like you. It is inspired in
me that your Ilah (God) is One Ilah (God - Allah), therefore take
Straight Path to Him (with true Faith Islamic Monotheism) and obedience
to Him, and seek forgiveness of Him. And woe to Al-Mushrikoon (the
disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah, polytheists, idolaters, etc. - see
|7||Those who give not the Zakat and they are disbelievers in the Hereafter.
those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism, and in
His Messenger Muhammad SAW) and do righteous good deeds, for them will
be an endless reward that will never stop (i.e. Paradise).
(O Muhammad SAW): "Do you verily disbelieve in Him Who created the
earth in two Days and you set up rivals (in worship) with Him? That is
the Lord of the Alameen (mankind, jinns and all that exists).
placed therein (i.e. the earth) firm mountains from above it, and He
blessed it, and measured therein its sustenance (for its dwellers) in
four Days equal (i.e. all these four days were equal in the length of
time), for all those who ask (about its creation).
He Istawa (rose over) towards the heaven when it was smoke, and said to
it and to the earth: "Come both of you willingly or unwillingly." They
both said: "We come, willingly."
He completed and finished from their creation (as) seven heavens in two
Days and He made in each heaven its affair. And We adorned the nearest
(lowest) heaven with lamps (stars) to be an adornment as well as to
guard (from the devils by using them as missiles against the devils).
Such is the Decree of Him the All-Mighty, the All-Knower.
if they turn away, then say (O Muhammad SAW): "I have warned you of a
Saiqah (a destructive awful cry, torment, hit, a thunderbolt) like the
Saiqah which overtook Ad and Thamood (people)."
the Messengers came to them, from before them and behind them (saying):
"Worship none but Allah" They said: "If our Lord had so willed, He
would surely have sent down the angels. So indeed! We disbelieve in that
with which you have been sent."
for Ad, they were arrogant in the land without right, and they said:
"Who is mightier than us in strength?" See they not that Allah, Who
created them was mightier in strength than them. And they used to deny
Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, revelations, etc.)!
We sent upon them furious wind in days of evil omen (for them) that We
might give them a taste of disgracing torment in this present worldly
life, but surely the torment of the Hereafter will be more disgracing,
and they will never be helped.
as for Thamood, We showed and made clear to them the Path of Truth
(Islamic Monotheism) through Our Messenger, (i.e. showed them the way of
success), but they preferred blindness to guidance, so the Saiqah (a
destructive awful cry, torment, hit, a thunderbolt) of disgracing
torment seized them, because of what they used to earn.
|18||And We saved those who believed and used to fear Allah, keep their duty to Him and avoid evil.
(remember) the Day that the enemies of Allah will be gathered to the
Fire, so they will be collected there (the first and the last).
when they reach it (Hell-fire), their hearing (ears) and their eyes,
and their skins will testify against them as to what they used to do.
they will say to their skins, "Why do you testify against us?" They
will say: "Allah has caused us to speak, as He causes all things to
speak, and He created you the first time, and to Him you are made to
you have not been hiding against yourselves, lest your ears, and your
eyes, and your skins testify against you, but you thought that Allah
knew not much of what you were doing.
that thought of yours which you thought about your Lord, has brought
you to destruction, and you have become (this Day) of those utterly
if they have patience, yet the Fire will be a home for them, and if
they beg for to be excused, yet they are not of those who will ever be
We have assigned them (devils) intimate companions (in this world), who
have made fair-seeming to them, what was before them (evil deeds which
they were doing in the present worldly life and disbelief in the
Reckoning and the Resurrection, etc.) and what was behind them (denial
of the matters in the coming life of the Hereafter as regards punishment
or reward, etc.). And the Word (i.e. the torment) is justified against
them as it was justified against those who were among the previous
generations of jinns and men that had passed away before them. Indeed
they (all) were the losers.
those who disbelieve say: "Listen not to this Quran, and make noise in
the midst of its (recitation) that you may overcome."
surely, We shall cause those who disbelieve to taste a severe torment,
and certainly, We shall requite them the worst of what they used to do.
is the recompense of the enemies of Allah: The Fire, therein will be
for them the eternal home, a (deserving) recompense for that they used
to deny Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs,
those who disbelieve will say: "Our Lord! Show us those among jinns and
men who led us astray, we shall crush them under our feet, so that they
become the lowest."
those who say: "Our Lord is Allah (Alone)," and then they Istaqamoo ,
on them the angels will descend (at the time of their death) (saying):
"Fear not, nor grieve! But receive the glad tidings of Paradise which
you have been promised!
have been your friends in the life of this world and are (so) in the
Hereafter. Therein you shall have (all) that your inner-selves desire,
and therein you shall have (all) for which you ask for.
|32||"An entertainment from (Allah), the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."
who is better in speech than he who (says: "My Lord is Allah (believes
in His Oneness)," and then stands straight (acts upon His Order), and)
invites (men) to Allahs (Islamic Monotheism), and does righteous deeds,
and says: "I am one of the Muslims."
good deed and the evil deed cannot be equal. Repel (the evil) with one
which is better (i.e. Allah ordered the faithful believers to be patient
at the time of anger, and to excuse those who treat them badly), then
verily! he, between whom and you there was enmity, (will become) as
though he was a close friend.
none is granted it (the above quality) except those who are patient,
and none is granted it except the owner of the great portion (of the
happiness in the Hereafter i.e. Paradise and in this world of a high
if an evil whisper from Shaitan (Satan) tries to turn you away (O
Muhammad SAW) (from doing good, etc.), then seek refuge in Allah.
Verily, He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.
from among His Signs are the night and the day, and the sun and the
moon. Prostrate not to the sun nor to the moon, but prostrate to Allah
Who created them, if you (really) worship Him.
if they are too proud (to do so), then there are those who are with
your Lord (angels) glorify Him night and day, and never are they tired.
among His Signs (in this), that you see the earth barren, but when We
send down water (rain) to it, it is stirred to life and growth (of
vegetations). Verily, He Who gives it life, surely, (He) is Able to give
life to the dead (on the Day of Resurrection). Indeed! He is Able to do
those who turn away from Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons,
signs, revelations, etc. by attacking, distorting and denying them), are
not hidden from Us. Is he who is cast into the Fire better or he who
comes secure on the Day of Resurrection? Do what you will. Verily! He is
All-Seer of what you do (this is a severe threat to the disbelievers).
those who disbelieved in the Reminder (i.e. the Quran) when it came to
them (shall receive the punishment). And verily, it is an honourable
respected Book (because it is Allahs Speech, and He has protected it
from corruption, etc.). (See V.15:9)
|42||Falsehood cannot come to it from before it or behind it (it is) sent down by the All-Wise, Worthy of all praise (Allah).
is said to you (O Muhammad SAW) except what was said to the Messengers
before you. Verily, your Lord is the Possessor of forgiveness, and
(also) the Possessor of painful punishment.
if We had sent this as a Quran in a foreign language other than Arabic,
they would have said: "Why are not its Verses explained in detail (in
our language)? What! (A Book) not in Arabic and (the Messenger) an
Arab?" Say: "It is for those who believe, a guide and a healing. And as
for those who disbelieve, there is heaviness (deafness) in their ears,
and it (the Quran) is blindness for them. They are those who are called
from a place far away (so they neither listen nor understand).
indeed We gave Moosa (Moses) the Scripture, but dispute arose therein.
And had it not been for a Word that went forth before from your Lord,
(the torment would have overtaken them) and the matter would have been
settled between them. But truly, they are in grave doubt thereto (i.e.
about the Quran). (Tafsir Al-Qurtubi, Vol. 15, Page 370)
does righteous good deed it is for (the benefit of) his ownself, and
whosoever does evil, it is against his ownself, and your Lord is not at
all unjust to (His) slaves.
learned men) refer to Him (Alone) the knowledge of the Hour. No fruit
comes out of its sheath, nor does a female conceive (within her womb),
nor brings forth (young), except by His Knowledge. And on the Day when
He will call unto them (polytheists) (saying): "Where are My (so-called)
partners (whom you did invent)?" They will say: "We inform You that
none of us bears witness to it (that they are Your partners)!"
those whom they used to invoke before will fail them, and they will
perceive that they have no place of refuge (from Allahs punishment).
(the disbeliever) does not get tired of asking good (things from
Allah), but if an evil touches him, then he gives up all hope and is
lost in despair.
truly, if We give him a taste of mercy from us, after some adversity
(severe poverty or disease, etc.) has touched him, he is sure to say:
"This is for me (due to my merit), I think not that the Hour will be
established. But if I am brought back to my Lord, Surely, there will be
for me the best (wealth, etc.) with Him. Then, We verily, will show to
the disbelievers what they have done and We shall make them taste a
when We show favour to man, he withdraws and turns away, but when evil
touches him, then he has recourse to long supplications.
"Tell me, if it (the Quran) is from Allah, and you disbelieve in it,
who is more astray than one who is in opposition far away (from Allahs
Right Path and His obedience).
will show them Our Signs in the universe, and in their ownselves, until
it becomes manifest to them that this (the Quran) is the truth. Is it
not sufficient in regard to your Lord that He is a Witness over all
They are in doubt concerning the Meeting with their Lord? (i.e.
Resurrection after their deaths, and their return to their Lord).
Verily! He it is Who is surrounding all things!