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The Pilgrimage (Al-Hajj)

In the name of Allah, Gracious, Merciful.

1O mankind! fear your Lord! For the convulsion of the hour will be a thing terrible!

2The day you shall see it, every mother giving suck shall forget her suckling babe, and every pregnant female shall drop her load: you shall see mankind as in a drunken riot yet not drunk: but dreadful will be the wrath of Allah.

3And yet among men there are such as dispute about Allah without knowledge and follow every evil one obstinate in rebellion!

4About him is decreed that whoever turns to him for friendship, him will he lead astray and he will guide him to the penalty of the fire.

Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim

1Ya ayyuha nasutaqu rabbakum inna zaluzalata saati shaiun attim.

2Yauma taraunaha tazuhalu kullu muruddiatin amma aruduatu wa tadau kullu zati hamulin hamulaha wa tara nasa sukara wa mahum bisukara wa lakin na azaba lahi shadidun

3Wa mina nasi man yujadilu fillahi bigairi ilumin wa yatabiu kulla shaitanin maridin.

4Kutiba alaihi annahu man tawallahu fa annahu yuddilluhu wa yahudihi illa azabi sairi.

[Commentary continues below.]

5O mankind! if ye have a doubt about the resurrection, consider that We created you out of dust, then out of sperm, then out of a leech like clot, then out a morsel of flesh partly formed and partly unformed in order that We may manifest Our power to you; and We cause whom We will to rest in the wombs for an appointed term, then do We bring you out as babes then foster you that you may reach your age of full strength; and some of you are called to die and some are sent back to the feeblest old age so that they know nothing after having known much. And you see the earth barren and lifeless but when We pour down rain on it, it is stirred to life, it swells and it puts forth every kind of beautiful growth.1

5a ayyuha nasu inkuntum fi raibin minal basi fa inna khalaqunakum min turabin summa min nuttufatin summa min alaqatin summa min mudughatin mukhalaqatin wa gairi mukhal laqatil linubayina lakum wa nuqiru fil aruhami ma nashau illa ajalin musaman summa nukhurijukum ttifulan summa litabulugu ashudakum wa minkum man yutawafa wa minkum man yuradu illa aruzalil umuri likaila yalama min baadi ilumin saia wa tara lardua hamidatan fa iza anuzaluna alaihal ma ah tazat wa rabat wa anubatatu min kulli zaujin bahijin.

1. The verse contains a very good description of the development of the human fetus, though it is shrouded in the midst of mis-statements, statements like “out of sperm then out of a leech-like clot then out a morsel of flesh partly formed and partly unformed” is not biologically and scientifically accurate. The fetus never reaches a leech-like form or a morsel of flesh, partly formed and partly unformed. Check this out with any student of biology or medical personnel and they will prove the Qur’an wrong.

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6This is so because Allah is the reality: it is He who gives life to the dead and it is He who has power over all things.

7And verily, the hour will come: there can be no doubt about it or about the fact that Allah will raise up all who are in the graves.

8Yet there is among men such a one as disputes about Allah without knowledge, without guidance, and without a book of enlightenment2

9Bending his side in order to lead men astray from the path of Allah; for him there is disgrace in this life and on the day of judgment we shall make him taste the penalty of burning Fire.

10This is because of the deeds which your hands sent forth for verily, Allah is not unjust to His servants.3

6Zalika bi annallaha huwal haqqu wa annahu yuhuyil mauta wa annahu alla kulli shaiin qadirun

7Wa anna saata atiyatu la raiba fiha wa annallaha yabasu man filuquburi.

8Wa mina nasi man yujadilu lahi bigairi ilumin wa la hudan wa la kitabin munirin.

9Saniya ittufihi liyuddilla an sabilillahu lahu fi dunuya khizuyun wa nuziquhu yaumal qiyamati azaba hariqi.

10Zalika bima qadamatu yadaka wa annallaha laisa bittuhallami lilulabidi.

2. Most religions claim to have received a Book of Enlightenment from their supreme Deity, yet not all these Books contain the truth. Jesus said to his audience to search the Scriptures because in them ye have eternal life (John 5:39). The Qur’an does not contain such clear cut text to the foundational religious truth, and here I would like to agree with those who define religion as “man’s search for God”. In Christianity, God came down to men (John 1:1-3, 14).

3. Indeed, God is Witness to all that is worshiped and on the Day of Judgment, He will judge between all of them.

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11There are among men some who serve Allah as it were on the verge: if good befalls them they are therewith well content; but if a trial comes to them they turn on their faces: they lose both this world and the hereafter: that is loss for all to see!

12They call on such deities besides Allah as can neither hurt nor profit them: that is straying far indeed!

13They call on one whose hurt is nearer than his profit: evil indeed is the patron and evil the companion!

14Verily, Allah will admit those who believe and work righteous deeds to gardens beneath which rivers flow: for Allah carries out all that He plans.

 

11Wa mina nasi man yabudullaha alla harufa in asuabahu khairu nitumalana bihi wa in asuabatuhu fitunatunin qalaba alla wajuhihi khasira dunuya wal akhirata zalika huwal khusuranu lumubinu.

12Yadu min dunillahi ma la yadduruhu wa ma la yanufauhu zalika huwa dualalu lubaidu.

13Yadu laman duaruhu aqurabu minafihu labisal maula wa labisa luasiru.

14Innallaha yudukhilu lazina amanu wa amilu sualihati janatin tajuri min tahutiha luanuharu innallaha yafalu ma yuridu.

[Commentary continues below.]

15If any think that Allah will not help him in this world and the hereafter, let him stretch out a rope to the ceiling and cut himself off: then let him see whether his plan will remove that which enrages him!

16Thus have We sent down clear signs; and verily, Allah doth guide whom He will!

17Those who believe in the Qur’an, those who follow the Jewish scriptures, and the Sabians, Christians, Magians, and Polytheists, Allah will judge between them on the day of judgment: for Allah is witness of all things.4

15Manu kana yattunnu anlan yanssurahu lahu fi dunuya wal akhirati fal yamududu bisababin illa samai summal yaquta faluyanuzuru halu yuzuhiban na kaiduhu ma yagittu.

16Wa kazalika anuzalunahu ayatin bainatin wa annallaha yahudil man yuridu.

17Inna lazina amanu wa lazina hadu wa Sabiina wa Nashara wal Majusa wa lazina asuraku innallaha yafussilu bainahum yaumal qiyamati innallaha alla kulli shaiin shahidun.

4. This is testament to the fact that the punishment for the unbelievers will be severe indeed.

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18Do you not see that all things that are in the heavens and on earth, the sun, the moon, the stars; the hills, the trees, the animals; and a great number among mankind bow down to Allah in worship? But a great number are such as are fit for punishment: and such as Allah shall disgrace, none can rise to honor: for Allah carries out all that He wills.

19These two antagonists dispute with each other about their Lord: but those who deny their Lord for them will be cut out a garment of fire: over their heads will be poured out boiling water.

20With it will be scalded what is within their bodies as well as skins.5

21And in addition there will be maces of iron to punish them.

18Alam tara anna laha yasujudulahu man fi samawati wa man filarddi wa samusu wal qamaru wa nujuumu walujibalu wa sajaru wa dawabu wa kasirun mina nasi wa kasirun haqqa alaihi luazabu wa man yuhini lahu fama lahu min mukurimin inna laha yafalu ma yashau.

19Hazani khasumani khutasuamu fi rabbihim fa lazina kafaru quttiat lahum siyabun min narin yusuabu min fauqi ru usihimul hamimu.

20Yussuharu bihi ma fi buttunihim wal juluudu.

21Wa lahum maqamiu min hadidin.

5. The Bible describes the clothing of the saints (righteous) in Revelation 3:5 as white raiment; Revelation 4:4 also says that even the other authorities in heaven will be in white raiment. White raiment also symbolizes purity. The streets are paved with gold, according to Revelation 18:16, 21:18, 21. Also the merchandise will all be jewelry (Revelation 18:12). The saints will not be decked in Jewelry.

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22Every time they wish to get away therefrom from anguish, they will be forced back therein and it will be said “Taste the penalty of burning!”

23Allah will admit those who believe and work righteous deeds to gardens beneath which rivers flow: they shall be adorned therein with bracelets of gold and pearls; and their garments there will be of silk.6

24And they have been guided to the purest of speeches; they have been guided to the path of Him who is worthy of praise.

22Kullama aradu an yakhuruju minha min gammin uidu fiha wa zuqu azaba luhariqi.

23Innallaha yudukhilul lazina amanu wa amilu sualihati janatin tajuri min tahutiha luanuharu yuhalauna fiha min asawira min zahabin wa luuluawan wa libasuhum fiha harirun.

24Wa hudu illa tuaibi minal qaul wa hudu illa siratil hamidi.

6. Before the institution of the Tabernacle (Tent) and later the Temple, the Patriarchs used monuments in their remembrance of and worship to God. Abraham, therefore being a Patriarch would not and did not build a house for God.

So Abram moved his tent and came and settled by the oaks of Mamre, which are at Hebron, and there he built an altar to the LORD. (Genesis 13:18:)

...and there he built an altar and called the place El-bethel, because there God had revealed himself to him when he fled from his brother. (Genesis 35:7)

And Moses built an altar and called the name of it, The LORD is my banner. (Exodus 17:15)

These all happened before God told Moses to build Him a Tent:

The LORD said to Moses, Speak to the people of Israel, that they take for me a contribution. From every man whose heart moves him you shall receive the contribution for me. And this is the contribution that you shall receive from them: gold, silver, and bronze, blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen, goats' hair, tanned rams' skins, goatskins, acacia wood, oil for the lamps, spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense, onyx stones, and stones for setting, for the ephod and for the breastpiece. And let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell in their midst. Exactly as I show you concerning the pattern of the tabernacle, and of all its furniture, so you shall make it. (Exodus 25:1-9)

25As to those who have rejected Allah, and would keep back men from the way of Allah, and from the sacred mosque which We have made to all men, equal is the dweller there and the visitor from the country and any whose purpose therein is profanity or wrongdoing, them will We cause to taste of a most grievous penalty.

26And behold! We gave the site to Abraham of the sacred house saying: “Associate not any thing with Me; and sanctify My house for those who compass it round or stand up or bow or prostrate themselves in prayer.7

27“And proclaim the pilgrimage among men: they will come to you on foot and on every kind of camel lean, on account of journeys through deep and distant mountain highways.

28“That they may witness the benefits for them and celebrate the name of Allah through the days appointed over the cattle which He has provided for them: then eat thereof and feed the distressed ones in want.

25Inna lazina kafaru wa yassuduna an sabilillahi wal masujidil harami lazi jaalunahu linnasi sawa annil akifu fihi walubadi wa man yuridu fihi bi iluhadin bittuhulumin nuziquhu min azabin alimin.

26Wa izu bawana li Ibrahima makanal baiti alla tusuriku bi saian wa tahiru baitiya lituaifina walu qa imina wa rukai sujuudi.

27Wa azinu finasi bilu hajji yatuka rijalan wa alla kulli duamirin yatina min kulli fajjin amiqin.

28Liyasunadu manafia lahum wayazukuru summa lahi fi ayamin malumatin alla ma razaqahum min bahimatil anami fakulu minuha wa atimu lubaisa lufaqira.

7. The building indeed is ancient because it predates Muhammad and Islam. It was the shrine which contained the 365 allahs which Muhammad presumably purged and turned into the most Islamic holy site. (Fiqh-us-Sunnah 5.131a)

In the pre-lslamic period the Arabs used to cover the Ka’bah with a cloth covering. When Islam prevailed it retained this tradition. Al-Waqidi has stated that Isma’il bin Ibrahim bin Abu Habibah reported from his father that in the Days of Ignorance the Ka’bah was covered with rugs made of red skin. Later on the Prophet (peace be upon him) covered it with Yemeni cloth, while ‘Umar and ‘Uthman covered it with an Egyptian white cloth, Qabati. Hajjaj covered it with silk brocade.

The first one to cover it was a man from Tubba’ of Yemen called As’ad al-Himairi. Another clue that the Ka’bah predates Muhammad is this one from the biography of Hakim ibn Hazm;History has recorded that he is the only person who was born inside the Kabah itself. Together with a group of friends, his mother had gone inside this ancient House of God to inspect it. On that particular day it was open because of a festive occasion. She was pregnant and labor pains suddenly gripped her. She

was unable to leave the Kabah. A leather mat was brought to her and she gave birth on it. The child was named Hakim. His father was Hazm who was the son of Khuwaylid. Hakim was therefore the nephew of the Lady Khadijah, the daughter of Khuwaylid. May Allah be pleased with her.... This man was five years older than Muhammad.

29“Then let them complete the rites prescribed for them, perform their vows and circumambulate the ancient house.”

30Such is the pilgrimage: whoever honors the sacred rites of Allah, for him it is good in the sight of his Lord. Lawful to you are cattle except those mentioned to you: but shun the abomination of idols and shun the word that is false.8

31Being true in faith to Allah and never assigning partners to Him: if anyone assigns partners to Allah, he is as if he had fallen from heaven and been snatched up by birds or the wind had swooped like a bird on its prey and thrown him into a far distant place.

32Such is his state: and whoever holds in honor the symbols of Allah, such honor should come truly from piety of heart.

29Summal yaqudu tafasahum walu yufu nuzurahum waluyatan wafu bil baitil atiqi.

30Zalika wa man yuattimu hurumati lahi fahuwa khairun lahu inudarabihi wa uhilatu lakumul anami illa ma yutula alaikum fajutanibu rijusa minal ausani wajutanibu qaula zuuri

31Hunafa a lillahi gaira musurikina bihi wa man yusuriku billahi fakaannama khara mina samai fatakhutuafuhu tuairu au tahuwi bihirihu fi makanin sahiqin.

32Zalika wa man yuattimu saaira lahi fa innaha min taquwal qulubi.

8. The Hajj or Pilgrimage is also a pre Islamic rite converted into a Muslim ritual. Sahih Al-Bukhari’s Hadith 2.710 narrated by Asim:

I asked Anas bin Malik: “Did you use to dislike to perform Tawaf between Safa and Marwa?” He said, Yes, as it was of the ceremonies of the days of the pre-Islamic period of ignorance, till Allah revealed: ‘Verily! (The two mountains) As-Safa and Al-Marwa are among the symbols of Allah. It is therefore no sin for him who performs the pilgrimage to the Ka’ba, or performs ‘Umra, to perform Tawaf between them.’

This is also true of the circumambulating, the kissing of the Black Stone, the animal sacrifices etc.

[Commentary continues below.]

33In them you have benefits for a term appointed: in the end their place of sacrifice is near the ancient house.

34To every people did We appoint rites of sacrifice that they might celebrate the name of Allah over the sustenance He gave them from animals but your Allah is one Allah: submit then your wills to Him, and give the good news to those who humble themselves.

35To those whose hearts when Allah is mentioned are filled with fear, who show patient perseverance over their afflictions, keep up regular prayer, and spend out of what we have bestowed upon them.

33Lakum fiha manafiu illa ajalin musaman summa mahiluha illal baitil atiqin.

34Wa likulli umatin jaaluna manusaka liyazukuru sumalahi alla ma razaqahum min bahimati luanami fa illahukum ilahun wahidun falahu asulimu wa basiril mukhubitin.

35Alazina iza zukira lahu wajilatu qulubuhum wa suabirina alla ma asuabahum walu muqimi sualati wa mimma razaqunahum yunufiquna.

[Commentary continues below.]

36The sacrificial camels we have made for you as among the symbols from Allah: in them is good for you: then pronounce the name of Allah over them as they line up: when they are down on their sides, eat thereof, and feed such as live in contentment and such as beg with due humility: thus have we made animals subject to you that you may be grateful.

37It is not their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah: it is your piety that reaches Him: He has thus made them subject to you that you may glorify Allah for His guidance to you: and proclaim the good news to all who do right.9

38Verily, Allah will defend those who believe: verily, Allah loves not any that is a traitor to faith or shows ingratitude.

39To those against whom war is made, permission is given to fight, because they are wronged and verily, Allah is most powerful for their aid.

36Wal buduna jaalunaha lakum min saari lahi lakum fiha khairun fazukuru sumal lahi alaiha sawafa iza wajabatu junubuha fakulu minha wa atimiul qania walumuutara kazalika sakharunaha lakum laallakum tasukuruna.

37Lan yanala laha luhumuha wa la dimauha wa lakin yanaluhu taquwa minkum kazalika sakharaha lakum litukabirul laha alla ma hadakum wa ba siril muhusinina.

38Innal laha yudafiu anni llazina amanu in nallaha la yuhib bukul la khawanin kafurin.

39Uzina lil azina yuqataluna bi annahum ttulimu wa innallaha alla nasurihim laqadiru.

9. If the contents of the Qur’an are entirely Allah’s, how do we explain this sentence “He has thus made them subject to you that ye may glorify Allah for His guidance to you.” Who is the “He” mentioned here?

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40Those who have been expelled from their homes in defiance of right for no cause except that they say “Our Lord is Allah.” Did not Allah check one set of people by means of another, there would surely have been pulled down monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques in which the name of Allah is commemorated in abundant measure. Allah will certainly aid those who aid His cause; for verily, Allah is full of strength, exalted in might.

41Those who, if We establish them in the land, establish regular prayer, and give regular charity, enjoin the right and forbid wrong: with Allah rests the end of affairs.

42If they treat your mission as false, so did the peoples before them with their prophets, the people of Noah, and `Ad, and Thamud.

40Al lazina ukhuriju min diyarihim bigairi haqqin illa an yaqulu rabbuna lahu wa laula dafuu       lahi nasa bauduahum bibaudin lahudimatu suawamiu wa biyaun wa sualawatun wa masajidu yuzukaru fiha sumullahi kasira wa layanussurana lahu man yanussuruhu inna laha laqawiyun azizun.

41Allazina in makannahum filarddi aqamu sualata wa atau zakata wa amaruu bil marufi wa nahau annil munukari wa lillahi aqibatul umuri.

42Wa in yukazibuka faqadu kazabatu qabulahum qaumu Nuhin wa Adun wa Samudu.

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43And those of Abraham and Lut.

44And the Companions of the Madyan people: and Moses was rejected. But I granted respite to the unbelievers and after that did I punish them: but how terrible was My rejection of them!

45How many populations have We destroyed which were given to wrongdoing! They tumbled down on their roofs. And how many wells are lying idle and neglected and castles lofty and well built!

46Do they not travel through the land so that their hearts may thus learn wisdom and their ears may thus learn to hear? Truly it is not their eyes that are blind, but their hearts which are in their breasts.

43Wa qaumu Ibrahima wa qaumu Lut.

44Wa asuabu Maduyan wa kuziba Musa fa amulaitu lilkafirina summa akhazutuhum fakaifa kana nakiri.

45Faka ayinu min qaruyatin ahulakunaha wa hiya tualimatun fahiya khawiyatun alla urushiha wa birin muatualatin wa qassurin mashidin.

46Afalamu yasiru filarddi fatakuna lahum qulubun yaqiluna biha au azanun yasumauna biha fa innaha la tamalu abusuaru wa lakin tamalu qulubu lati fi ssuduri.

[Commentary continues below.]

47And yet they ask you to hasten on the punishment! But Allah will not fail in His promise. Verily, a day in the sight of thy Lord is like a thousand years of your reckoning.

48And to how many populations did I give respite which were given to wrongdoing? In the end I punished them. To Me is the destination of all.

49Say: “O men! I am (sent) to you only to give a clear warning:

50“Those who believe and work righteousness for them is forgiveness and a sustenance most generous.

51“And those who strive against Our signs to frustrate them they will be companions of the fire.”

47Wa yasutajulunaka bilazabi wa lan yukhifa lahu wadahu wa inna yauman inda rabbika ka alufi sanatin mimma tauduna.

48Wa ka ayin min qaruyatin amulaitu laha wa hiya tualimatun summa akhazutuha wa illaya lumassiru.

49Qulu ya ayyuha nasu innama anna lakum nazirum mubinun.

50Fa lazina amanu wa amilu sualihati lahum magufiratun wa rizuqun karimun.

51Wa lazina saaufi ayatina muajizina ulaika asuabul jahimi.

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52And never did We send an apostle or a prophet before you but when he framed a desire, Satan threw some vanity into his desire: but Allah will cancel anything that Satan throws in and Allah will confirm His signs: for Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom.

53That He may make the suggestions thrown in by Satan but a trial for those in whose hearts is a disease and who are hardened of heart: verily, the wrongdoers are in a schism far from the Truth.10

54And that those on whom knowledge has been bestowed may learn that it is the truth from your Lord and that they may believe therein and their hearts may be made humbly open to it: for verily, Allah is the guide of those who believe to the straight way.

52Wa ma arusaluna min qabulika mi rasulin wa la nabiyin illa iza tamana aluqa shaituanu fi umuniyatihi fayanusaku lahu ma yuluqi shaituanu summa yukhimu lahu ayatihu wallahu alimun hakimun.

53Liyajala ma yuluqi shaituanu fitunata lil lazina fi qulubihim maradun wal qasiyati qulubuhum wa inna tualimina lafi shiqaqin baidin.

54Wa liya lama lazina uutu luiluma annahul haqqu mi rabbika fayuminu bihi fatukubita lahu qulubuhum wa innalaha lahadi lazina amanu illa siratin mustaqin.

10. The verse suggests that all those who succumbed to temptation had disease in their hearts. That includes Adam, who disobeyed God; Moses, who killed and fled to the Midianites; David, who committed adultery and murder by plotting the death of Uriah; and also Muhammad, who was told to ask forgiveness for his sins. It also suggests that their hearts were hardened. 

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55And those who reject faith will not cease to be in doubt concerning revelation until the hour comes suddenly upon them or there comes to them the penalty of a day of disaster.

56On that day the dominion will be that of Allah: He will judge between them: so those who believe and work righteous deeds will be in gardens of delight.

57And for those who reject faith and deny Our signs there will be a humiliating punishment.

58And those who leave their homes in the cause of Allah and are then slain or die, on them will Allah bestow verily, a goodly provision: truly Allah is He who bestows the best provision.

55Wa la yazahu lazina kafaru fi miruyatin minhu hata talutiyahumu saatu bagutatan au yatiyahum azabu yaumin aqimin.

56Alumuluku yauma izin lillahi yahukumu bainahum fa lazina amanu wa amilu sualihati fi jannati naimi.

57Wa lazina kafaru wa kazabu bi ayatina fa ulaika lahum azabun muhinun.

58Wa lazina hajaru fi sabilillahi summa qutilu au matu layaruzuqan nahumu lahu rizuqan hasana wa inna laha lahuwa khairu raziqina.

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59Verily, He will admit them to a place with which they shall be well pleased: for Allah is all knowing, most forbearing.

60That is so. And if one has retaliated to no greater extent than the injury he received, and is again set upon inordinately, Allah will help him: for Allah is One that blots out and forgives.

61That is because Allah merges night into day and He merges day into night and verily, it is Allah who hears and sees all things.

62That is because Allah, He is the reality: and those besides Him whom they invoke they are but vain falsehood: verily, Allah is He, most high, most great.

63Do you not see that Allah sends down rain from the sky and forthwith the earth becomes clothed with green? For Allah is He who understands the finest mysteries and is well acquainted with them.

59Layud khilanahum mudukhalan yarudaunahu wa inna laha laalimun halimun.

60Zalika wa man aqaba bimisuli ma uqiba bihi summa bugiya alaihi layanussuranahu lahu innallaha laafun wun gafurun.

61Zalika bi anna laha yulijullaila fi nahari wa yuuliju nahara fil laili wa annallaha samiun bassirun.

62Zalika bi annallaha huwal haqqu wa annama yaduna min dunihi huwal batilu wa annallaha huwa lualiyu lukabiru.

63Alam tara anna laha anuzala mina samai ma anfatusubihu larddu mukhuduaratan innallaha lattifun habirun.

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64To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth: for verily, Allah He is free of all wants, worthy of all praise.

65Do you not see that Allah has made subject to you all that is on the earth and the ships that sail through the sea by His command? He withholds the sky from falling on the earth except by His leave: for Allah is most kind and most merciful to man.

66And it is He who gave you life, will cause you to die, and will again give you life: truly man is a most ungrateful creature!

67To every people have we appointed rites and ceremonies which they must follow, let them not then dispute with you on the matter but invite them to your Lord: for you are assuredly on the right way.

68And if they do wrangle with you, say “Allah knows best what it is you are doing.”

64Lahu mafi samawati wa ma filarddi wa innallaha lahuwal ganiyu luhamidu.

65Alam tara anna laha sakhara lakum ma filarddi walufuluka tajuri fil bahuri bi amurihi wa yumusiku sama a antaqaa alla larddi illa bi izunihi inna laha binasi laraufun rahimun.

66Wa huwa lazi ahuyakum summa yumitukum summa yuhuyikum inna linsana lakafurun.

67Likulli ummatin jaaluna manusakan hum nasikuhu fala yunazi unnaka fil amuri wadu illa rabbika innaka la alla hudan musutaqimin.

68Wa injadaluka faquli lahu alamu bima tamaluna.

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69“Allah will judge between you on the day of judgment concerning the matters in which you differ.”

70Do you not know that Allah knows all that is in heaven and on earth? Indeed, it is all in a record and that is easy for Allah.

71Yet they worship besides Allah things for which no authority has been sent down to them and of which they have no knowledge: for those that do wrong there is no helper.

72When Our clear signs are rehearsed to them you will notice a denial on the faces of the unbelievers! They nearly attack with violence those who rehearse Our signs to them. Say “Shall I tell you of something worse than these signs? It is the fire! Allah has promised it to the unbelievers! And evil is that destination!”

69Allahu yahukumu bainakum yaumal qiyamati fima kuntum fihi tahutalifun.

70Alam taulam anna laha yalamu ma fi samai walarddi inna zalika fi kitabin inna zalika allallahi yasirun.

71Wa yabuduna min duni lahi ma lam yunazilu bihi sulutanan wa ma laisa lahum bihi ilumun wa ma li tualimina min nasirin.

72Wa iza tutula alaihim ayatuna bainatin tarifu fi wujuhil lazina kafarul munukara yakaduna yasutuna bi lazina yatuluna alaihim ayatina qulu afaunabiukum bisha rin min zalikum anaru wa adaha lahul lazina kafaru wa bisa lumassiru.

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73O men! Here is a parable set forth! Listen to it! Those on whom besides Allah you call cannot create a fly, if they all met together for the purpose! And if the fly should snatch away anything from them, they would have no power to release it from the fly: feeble are those who petition and those whom they petition!11

74No just estimate have they made of Allah: for Allah is He who is strong and able to carry out His will.

75Allah chooses messengers from angels and from men: for Allah is He who hears and sees all things.

76He knows what is before them and what is behind them: and to Allah go back all questions for decision.

73Ya ayuha nasu dduriba masalun fasutamiu lahu inna lazina taduna min dunilahi lan yahuluqu zubaban wa lawi jutamaulahu wa in yasulubuhumu zubabu shaian la yasutanuqizuhu min daufatualibu wal mattulubu.

74Ma qadaru laha haqqa qadurihi inna laha laqawiyun azizun.

75Allahu yasutafi minal malaikati rusulun wa mina nasi inna laha samiun bassirun.

76Yalamu ma baina aidihim wa ma halufahum wa illa lahi turujaul umuru.

11. Christians are said to be associating partners (Jesus and Mary) with God, the verse says that they (the so-called associates) cannot create a fly, yet Jesus allegedly created a bird (Qur’an 3:49, 5:110).

77O you who believe! bow down, prostrate yourselves, and adore your Lord; and do good; that you may prosper.

78And strive in His cause as you ought to strive: He has chosen you and has imposed no difficulties on you in religion; it is the cult of your father Abraham. It is He who has named you Muslims, both before and in this revelation; that the apostle may be a witness for you and you be witnesses for mankind! So establish regular prayer give regular charity and hold fast to Allah! He is your protector, the best to protect and the best to help!

77Ya ayyuha lazina amanu kau wasujudu wa budu rabbakum wafualu lukhaira laallakum tufulihun.

78Wa jahidu fi lahi haqqa jihadihi huwa jutabakum wa ma jaala alikum fidini min harajin milata abikum Ibrahim huwa samakumul musulimina min qabulu wa fi haza liyakuna rasulu sahidan alaikum wa takunu suhada a ala nasi fa aqimu sualata wa atuzakata wa tasimu billahi huwa maulakum fanimal maula wanima nassiru

 

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