Surah 37. As-Saffat- Malik Translation

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In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.
Allah testifies that your God is one God and that shaitans do not have and excess to the exalted assembly of angels
1 I swear by those who range themselves in ranks
2 and by those who cast out demons,
3 and by those who proclaim the message of Allah
4 that surely your God is One,
5 the Rabb of the heavens and of the earth and all that lies between them, and the Rabb of the easts (every point and place at the rising of the sun).
6 We have indeed decked the worldly heaven with beautiful stars
7 and have secured it against all obstinate rebellious shaitans.
8 They cannot even hear the words of the exalted assembly of angels and they are darted at from every side if they try to get closer,
9 they are repulsed and are under a constant chastisement.
10 Eavesdroppers are persuaded by a flaming fire of piercing brightness.
11 Ask them: "What is more difficult - their creation or the rest of Our creation? - Them We have created out of a sticky clay.
Life in the Hereafter and the Day of Judgement are real
12 You marvel at the wonders of Allah's creation, while they ridicule at it.
13 When they are admonished, they pay no heed,
14 and when they see a sign, they mock at it
15 and say: "This is nothing but plain sorcery.
16 What! When we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we be raised to life again
17 - we and also our forefathers of the ancient time?"
18 Tell them: "Yes and you shall be held up to shame."
19 It will be just a single cry, and they will see it all with their own eyes.
20 "Ah, woe to us!" They shall exclaim, "this is the Day of Judgement!"
21 It will be said: "Yes, this is the same Day of Judgement which you used to deny".
A scene from the Day of Judgement and a treatment for the wrongdoers and A dialogue between the followers and the leaders who mislead them
22 It will be commanded: "Gather all the wrongdoers, their spouses and those whom they used to worship
23 besides Allah and show them the way to hell.
24 When they will all be gathered and angels will start pushing them towards hell, Allah shall say: "Stop for a while, they have to be questioned:
25 "What is the matter with you today that you do not help each other?"
26 Nay! On that Day they shall all be submissive.
27 Some of them will step forward to question one another.
28 The followers will say to their leaders: "It was you who used to come at us from the right hand (right hand is a symbol of authority) and forced us towards the wrong way."
29 They will reply: "Nay! But it was you who had no faith.
30 we had no power over you, the fact is that you were an inordinate people;
31 true is the verdict which Our Rabb has passed upon us, we shall indeed taste the punishment of our sins:
32 We misled you, for we ourselves were astray."
33 So on that Day they shall all be partners in the punishment.
34 Thus, shall We deal with the criminals;
35 for when they were told: "There is no god except Allah," they used to puff themselves up with pride
36 and say: "What! Should we give up our gods for the sake of a mad poet?"
37 Whereas he had come with the truth and had confirmed the message of prior Rasools.
38 Then it will be said: "You are surely going to taste the painful punishment:
39 and this reward is nothing except what you had done.
A scene from the scenes of Paradise and And example of conversation from a resident of Paradise
40 But the sincere devotees of Allah
41 shall have familiar sustenance
42 - fruits, and shall be honored
43 in the gardens of delight.
44 Reclining face to face upon soft couches,
45 they shall be served with goblets filled at a fountain of wine,
46 a crystal-white drink, delicious to those who drink it.
47 It will neither dull their senses nor they will become drunk.
48 And beside them there will be bashful, dark big beautiful eyed virgins,
49 as if they were delicate eggs closely guarded.
50 Some of them will be asking questions to others.
51 One of them will say: "I had a friend
52 who used to ask: 'Are you really of those who affirm (the message of Islam)?
53 When we are dead and turned to dust and bones, shall we ever be brought to judgement?'"
54 It will be said: "Would you like to see him?"
55 He will look down and see his friend in the midst of hellfire.
56 Then he will say: "By Allah! You had almost ruined me.
57 Had it not been for the grace of my Rabb, I should certainly have been among those who are brought there.
58 Is it not so that we shall not die
59 after our first death and that we shall not be chastised?"
60 Most surely it is a mighty achievement.
61 For such an end, let every one strive who wish to strive.
A scene from the scenes of Hell
62 Is this a better entertainment or the tree of Zaqqum?
63 Surely We have made this tree a trial for the wrongdoers.
64 Surely it is a tree that grows in the bottom of the hellfire,
65 bearing fruits as if they were heads of shaitans,
66 on it they shall feed and with it they shall fill their bellies.
67 Then on top of that, they will be given a concoction made from boiling water.
68 Then to hellfire they shall be returned.
69 In fact, they found their fathers on the wrong path,
70 and they are eagerly following their footsteps.
71 Most of the ancient went astray before them,
72 though We had sent Warners towards them.
73 See what was the end of those who had been forewarned: they all perished,
74 except the sincere devotees of Allah.
Prophet Nuh prayed and Allah respond to his prayers
75 Nuh prayed to Us; see how excellent was Our response to his prayer!
76 We delivered him and his people from the mighty distress,
77 and made his progeny to be the only survivors,
78 and We left his good name among the later generations.
79 Salutation to Nuh among the people of the worlds.
80 Thus do We reward the righteous.
81 Surely he was one of Our believing devotees.
82 Then the rest We drowned in the great flood.
Story of Prophet Ibrahim, "The Friend of Allah"
83 Surely Ibrahim belonged to the first group (who followed Nuh's way),
84 when he came to his Rabb with a pure heart.
85 Behold, he said to his father and to his people: "What are these that you worship?
86 Would you serve false gods instead of Allah?
87 What is your idea about the Rabb of the worlds?"
88 Then he looked at the stars one time
89 and said "I am feeling sick."
90 So his people left him behind and went away to their national fair.
91 He sneaked into the temple of their gods and addressed them: "Why don't you eat from these offerings before you?
92 What is the matter with you that you don't even speak?"
93 Then he fell upon them, smiting them with his right hand.
94 The people came running to the scene.
95 "Would you worship that which you have carved with your own hands," he said,
96 "when Allah is the One Who created you and that which you have made?"
97 They said to one another: "Prepare for him a furnace and throw him into the blazing flames."
98 Thus did they scheme against him: but We humiliated them in their scheme.
Prophet Ibrahim was asked to offer his only son in sacrifice as a test and he fulfilled it
99 Ibrahim said: "I am going to take refuge with my Rabb, He will surely guide me.
100 O Rabb! Grant me a righteous son".
101 So We gave him the good news of a gentle son.
102 When he reached the age to work with him, Ibrahim said to him: "O my son! I have seen a vision that I should offer you as a sacrifice, now tell me what is your view." He replied: "O my father! Do as you are commanded: you will find me, if Allah so wills, of the patient."
103 And when they both submitted to Allah and Ibrahim laid down his son prostrate upon his forehead for sacrifice;
104 We called out to him: "O Ibrahim stop!
105 You have fulfilled your vision." Thus do We reward the righteous.
106 That was indeed a manifest test.
107 We ransomed his son for a great sacrifice
108 and We left his good name among the later generations.
109 Salutation to Ibrahim.
110 Thus We reward the righteous.
111 Surely he was one of Our believing devotees.
112 We gave him the good news of Ishaq - a prophet - one of the righteous.
113 We blessed him and Ishaq both. Among their progeny there are some who are righteous and some who are clearly wrong doing to their own souls.
Allah bestowed His favors on Prophets Musa and Haroon
114 We bestowed Our favor on Musa and Haroon.
115 We delivered them with all their people from the mighty distress.
116 We helped them so they became victorious.
117 We gave them the Glorious Book (Torah),
118 and guided them both to the Right Way.
119 We left their good names among the later generations.
120 Salutation to Musa and Haroon.
121 Thus do We reward the righteous.
122 Surely they were two of Our believing devotees.
Ilyas (Elias) was one of the Rasools of Allah
123 Ilyas (Elias) was surely one of Our Rasools.
124 Behold he said to his people: "Have you no fear of Allah?
125 Would you invoke Bal (their invented god) and forsake the best of the Creators
126 - Allah - Who is your Rabb and the Rabb of your forefathers?"
127 But they denied him, so they will certainly be called to account,
128 with the exception of sincere devotees of Allah.
129 We left his good name among the later generations.
130 Salutation to Ilyas.
Lut was also a Rasool of Allah
131 Thus do We reward the righteous.
132 He was surely one of Our believing devotees.
133 Lut was one of Our Rasools.
134 Behold, We delivered him and his whole family
135 except an old woman who was among those who remained behind,
136 and We destroyed the others.
137 Surely you pass by their ruins by day
138 and by night. Will you not use your common sense?
Story of Prophet Yunus (Jonah)
139 Yunus (Jonah) was surely one of Our Rasools.
140 When he ran to the laden ship,
141 took part in casting of lots, and was condemned.
142 A whale swallowed him for he had become blameworthy.
143 Had he not repented and became of those who glorify Allah,
144 he would certainly have remained inside the belly of whale till the Day of Resurrection.
145 Then We cast him upon a desolate shore in a state of serious illness
146 and caused a gourd plant to grow over him.
147 Then We sent him to a nation of one hundred thousand people or more.
148 They believed in him, so We permitted them to enjoy their life for a while.
Mushrik's claim of Angels being daughters of Allah and Jinns having blood relations with Allah are utterly false
149 Just ask the unbelievers: Does it make any sense that their Rabb should have daughters while they choose to have sons?
150 Or is it that We created the angels as females and they were present at their creation?
151 Surely they invent a lie when they say:
152 "Allah has children. They are utter liars."
153 Would He choose daughters rather than sons?
154 What is the matter with you? How do you judge?
155 Will you not take heed?
156 Or do you have any proof of what you are saying?
157 Show us your scriptures if you are truthful!
158 They assert blood-relationship between Him and the jinns; and the jinns know quite well that they will be called to account.
159 Glory be to Allah! He is free from what they ascribe to Him
160 except His sincere devotees who do not attribute such things to Him.
161 Therefore neither you nor those whom you worship
162 can deceive anyone about Allah
163 except him who is destined for hell.
164 The angels in fact say: "We each have our appointed place.
165 We range ourselves in ranks for His service
166 and we are surely those who declare His glory."
Allah has promised to help His Rasools and His devotees
167 Before this, the same disbelievers used to say:
168 "If we had received a reminder which the earlier people had received,
169 We certainly would have been sincere devotees of Allah."
170 But now that the Qur'an has come, they reject it: but soon they will find out the consequences of this attitude.
171 We have already promised Our servants whom We sent as Rasools
172 that they would certainly be helped,
173 and that Our forces will surely be victorious.
174 So give no heed to them for a while;
175 you will see their downfall as they shall see your victory.
176 Do they wish to hurry on Our punishment?
177 But dreadful will be that morning, when it will descend in the courtyards of those who have been forewarned.
178 So pay no heed to them for a while.
179 You will surely see their downfall as they shall see your victory.
180 Glory be to your Rabb, the Lord of Honor, He is free from what they ascribe to Him!
181 Peace be on the Rasools,
182 and praise be to Allah, the Rabb of the Worlds.


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