THE HOLY QUR'AAN

SURAH 37
As-Saaffat  (Those Who Set The Ranks, Drawn Up In Ranks, The Arrangers)

INTRODUCTION:

This Surah consists of 182 verses, 860 sentences, 3,826 letters and 5 Rukus, 

Name

The name is derived from the word was saaffat with which the Sura begins.

Period of Revelation

The subject matter and the style show that this Sura probably was sent down in the middle of the Makkan period or perhaps in the last stage of the middle Makkan period. The style clearly indicates that antagonism is raging strong in the background and the Holy Prophet and his Companions are passing through very difficult and discouraging circumstances.

Subject Matter and Theme

The dishelievers of Makkah have been severely warned for their attitude of mockery and derision with which they were responding to the Holy Prophet's message of Tauhid and the Hereafter and for their utter refusal to accept and acknowledge his claim to Prophethood. In the end, they have been plainly warned that the Prophet whom they are mocking and ridiculing will overwhelm them in spite of their power and pelf and they will find the army of Allah encamping in the very courtyards of their houses (vv. 171-179. This notice was given at a time when there appeared no chance whatever of the Holy Prophet's success and triumph. The Muslims (who have been called Allah's army in these verses) were being made the target of severe persecution. Three- fourths of their population had already emigrated and hardly 40 to 50 of the Companions were left with the Holy Prophet in Makkah who were experiencing all sorts of the excesses with utter helplessness. Under such circumstances, in view of the apparent conditions, no one could believe that the Holy Prophet and the handful of his ill equipped Companions would ultimately attain dominance. The people rather thought that the new movement would end and be buried in the ravines of Makkah. But hardly 15 to 16 years had passed when on the conquest of Makkah precisely the same thing happened of which the disbelievers had been forewarned. Along with administering warnings, Allah in this Surah has done full justice also to the theme of inducement and instruction in a balanced way. Brief but impressive arguments have been given about the validity of the doctrines of Tauhid and the Hereafter. Criticism has been made of the creed of the mushrikin to show the absurdity of their beliefs; they have been informed of the evil consequences of their deviations, which have been contrasted with the splendid results of the faith and righteous acts. Then, in continuation of the same, Precedents from past history have been cited to show how Allah had been treating His Prophets and their followers: how He has been favouring His faithful servants and punishing their deniers and rejectors.

 

The most instructive of the historical narratives presented in this Surah is the important event of the pious life of the Prophet Abraham, who became ready to sacrifice his only son as soon as he received an inspiration from Allah. In this there was a lesson not only for the disbelieving Quraish, who waxed proud of their blood relationship with him, but also for the Muslims who had believed in Allah and His Messenger. By narrating this event they were told what is the essence and the real spirit of Islam, and how a true believer should be ready to sacrifice his all for the pleasure and approval of Allah after he has adopted it as his Faith and Creed.

 

The last verses of the Surah were not only a warning for the disbelievers but also a good news for the believers who were passing through highly unfavourable and discouraging conditions on account of their supporting and following the Holy Prophet. In these verses they were given the good news that they should not be disheartened at the hardships and difficulties they had to encounter in the beginning, for in the end they alone would attain dominance, and the standard bearers of falsehood, who appeared to be dominant at the time would be overwhelmed and vanquished at their hands. A few years later the turn the events took, proved that it was not an empty consolation but an inevitable reality of which they had been foretold in order to strengthen their hearts.

 Maududi

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THE HOLY QUR'AAN


SURAH 37
AS-SAAFFAAT (THOSE WHO SET THE RANKS)

 

Bismi Allahi alrrahmani alrraheemi

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.


Section 1

37 : 1

1. Waalssaffati saffan

By those who set the ranks in battle order;

37 : 2

2. Faalzzajirati zajran

And hence are stern in driving the wicked away;

37 : 3

3. Faalttaliyati thikran

And thus proclaim the Word of the Reminder!

37 : 4

4. Inna ilahakum lawahidun

Verily your Lord is One!

37 : 5

5. Rabbu alssamawati waal-ardi wama baynahuma warabbu almashariqi

Lord of the heavens and of the earth and of everything that is between them and the Lord of the two Easts!

37 : 6

6. Inna zayyanna alssamaa alddunya bizeenatin alkawakibi

Verily We have arrayed the nethermost heaven with a spectacular display of planets!

37 : 7

7. Wahifthan min kulli shaytanin maridin

And have cordoned them off beyond the reach of every daring devil.

37 : 8

8. La yassammaAAoona ila almala-i al-aAAla wayuqthafoona min kulli janibin

They cannot overhear those who dwell in the uppermost heaven, for they are pelted from all around -

37 : 9

 

9. Duhooran walahum AAathabun wasibun

In order to chase them away! And they are accursed to suffer eternal torment -

37 : 10

10. Illa man khatifa alkhatfata faatbaAAahu shihabun thaqibun

Except for him who picks up a random whisper and is pursued by a ball of fire.

37 : 11

11. Faistaftihim ahum ashaddu khalqan am man khalaqna inna khalaqnahum min teenin lazibin

So, ask them (O Mohammed) : Are they more robust as a creation or the celestial entities whom We have also created? After all, We did create them of viscous loam!

37 : 12

12. Bal AAajibta wayaskharoona

Nay, but you do marvel when they mock!

37 : 13

13. Wa-itha thukkiroo la yathkuroona

And they do not respond when they are exhorted!

37 : 14

14. Wa-itha raaw ayatan yastaskhiroona

And tend to scoff when they are shown a portent!

37 : 15

15. Waqaloo in hatha illa sihrun mubeenun

And say : 'This is nothing but sorcery!

37 : 16

16. A-itha mitna wakunna turaban waAAithaman a-inna lamabAAoothoona

'After we die and turn into dust and bones, are we really going to be resurrected again?

37 : 17

17. Awa abaona al-awwaloona

'And our ancestors too?'

37 : 18

18. Qul naAAam waantum dakhiroona

Say to them (O Mohammed): 'Yes! In fact, you will be brought back in sheer disgrace!'

37 : 19

19. Fa-innama hiya zajratun wahidatun fa-itha hum yanthuroona

There is but a single Shout and verily they come to attention -

37 : 20

20. Waqaloo ya waylana hatha yawmu alddeeni

 And say : 'Woe to us! This is the Day of Judgement!'

37 : 21

21. Hatha yawmu alfasli allathee kuntum bihi tukaththiboona

This is the Day of Segregation which you used to prevaricate! (R)


OTHER TRANSLATIONS BY MUHSIN, YUSUFALI, PICKTHAL AND SHAKIR:

MUHSIN:

1. By those (angels) ranged in ranks (or rows).

2. By those (angels) who drive the clouds in a good way.

3. By those (angels) who bring the Book and the Qur'n from Allh to mankind [Tafsir Ibn Kathr].

4. Verily your Ilh (God) is indeed One (i.e. Allh);

5. Lord of the heavens and of the earth, and all that is between them, and Lord of every point of the sun's risings. (None has the right to be worshipped but Allh).

6. Verily! We have adorned the near heaven with the stars (for beauty).[]

7. And to guard against every rebellious devil.

8. They cannot listen to the higher group (angels) for they are pelted from every side.

9. Outcast, and theirs is a constant (or painful) torment.

10. Except such as snatch away something by stealing and they are pursued by a flaming fire of piercing brightness.

11. Then ask them (i.e. these polytheists, O Muhammad SAW): "Are they stronger as creation, or those (others like the heavens and the earth and the mountains, etc.) whom We have created?" Verily, We created them of a sticky clay.

12. Nay, you (O Muhammad SAW) wondered (at their insolence) while they mock (at you and at the Qur'n).

13. And when they are reminded, they pay no attention.

14. And when they see an Ayh (a sign, a proof, or an evidence) from Allh, they mock at it.

15. And they say: "This is nothing but evident magic!

16. "When we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we (then) verily be resurrected?

17. "And also our fathers of old?"

18. Say (O Muhammad SAW): "Yes, and you shall then be humiliated."

19. It will be a single Zajrah [shout (i.e. the second blowing of the Trumpet)], and behold, they will be staring!

20. They will say: "Woe to us! This is the Day of Recompense!"

21. (It will be said): "This is the Day of Judgement which you used to deny."


037.001
YUSUFALI: By those who range themselves in ranks,
PICKTHAL: By those who set the ranks in battle order
SHAKIR: I swear by those who draw themselves out in ranks

037.002
YUSUFALI: And so are strong in repelling (evil),
PICKTHAL: And those who drive away (the wicked) with reproof
SHAKIR: Then those who drive away with reproof,

037.003
YUSUFALI: And thus proclaim the Message (of Allah)!
PICKTHAL: And those who read (the Word) for a reminder,
SHAKIR: Then those who recite, being mindful,

037.004
YUSUFALI: Verily, verily, your Allah is one!-
PICKTHAL: Lo! thy Lord is surely One;
SHAKIR: Most surely your Allah is One:

037.005
YUSUFALI: Lord of the heavens and of the earth and all between them, and Lord of every point at the rising of the sun!
PICKTHAL: Lord of the heavens and of the earth and all that is between them, and Lord of the sun's risings.
SHAKIR: The Lord of the heavens and the earth and what is between them, and Lord of the easts.

037.006
YUSUFALI: We have indeed decked the lower heaven with beauty (in) the stars,-
PICKTHAL: Lo! We have adorned the lowest heaven with an ornament, the planets;
SHAKIR: Surely We have adorned the nearest heaven with an adornment, the stars,

037.007
YUSUFALI: (For beauty) and for guard against all obstinate rebellious evil spirits,
PICKTHAL: With security from every froward devil.
SHAKIR: And (there is) a safeguard against every rebellious Shaitan.

037.008
YUSUFALI: (So) they should not strain their ears in the direction of the Exalted Assembly but be cast away from every side,
PICKTHAL: They cannot listen to the Highest Chiefs for they are pelted from every side,
SHAKIR: They cannot listen to the exalted assembly and they are thrown at from every side,

037.009
YUSUFALI: Repulsed, for they are under a perpetual penalty,
PICKTHAL: Outcast, and theirs is a perpetual torment;
SHAKIR: Being driven off, and for them is a perpetual chastisement,

037.010
YUSUFALI: Except such as snatch away something by stealth, and they are pursued by a flaming fire, of piercing brightness.
PICKTHAL: Save him who snatcheth a fragment, and there pursueth him a piercing flame.
SHAKIR: Except him who snatches off but once, then there follows him a brightly shining flame.

037.011
YUSUFALI: Just 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!
PICKTHAL: Then ask them (O Muhammad): Are they stronger as a creation, or those (others) whom we have created? Lo! We created them of plastic clay.
SHAKIR: Then ask them whether they are stronger in creation or those (others) whom We have created. Surely We created them of firm clay.

037.012
YUSUFALI: Truly dost thou marvel, while they ridicule,
PICKTHAL: Nay, but thou dost marvel when they mock
SHAKIR: Nay! you wonder while they mock,

037.013
YUSUFALI: And, when they are admonished, pay no heed,-
PICKTHAL: And heed not when they are reminded,
SHAKIR: And when they are reminded, they mind not,

037.014
YUSUFALI: And, when they see a Sign, turn it to mockery,
PICKTHAL: And seek to scoff when they behold a portent.
SHAKIR: And when they see a sign they incite one another to scoff,

037.015
YUSUFALI: And say, "This is nothing but evident sorcery!
PICKTHAL: And they say: Lo! this is mere magic;
SHAKIR: And they say: This is nothing but clear magic:

037.016
YUSUFALI: "What! when we die, and become dust and bones, shall we (then) be raised up (again)
PICKTHAL: When we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we then, forsooth, be raised (again)?
SHAKIR: What! when we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we then certainly be raised,

037.017
YUSUFALI: "And also our fathers of old?"
PICKTHAL: And our forefathers?
SHAKIR: Or our fathers of yore?

037.018
YUSUFALI: Say thou: "Yea, and ye shall then be humiliated (on account of your evil)."
PICKTHAL: Say (O Muhammad): Ye, in truth; and ye will be brought low.
SHAKIR: Say: Aye! and you shall be abject.

037.019
YUSUFALI: Then it will be a single (compelling) cry; and behold, they will begin to see!
PICKTHAL: There is but one Shout, and lo! they behold,
SHAKIR: So it shall only be a single cry, when lo! they shall see.

037.020
YUSUFALI: They will say, "Ah! Woe to us! This is the Day of Judgment!"
PICKTHAL: And say: Ah, woe for us! This is the Day of Judgment.
SHAKIR: And they shall say: O woe to us! this is the day of requital.

037.021
YUSUFALI: (A voice will say,) "This is the Day of Sorting Out, whose truth ye (once) denied!"
PICKTHAL: This is the Day of Separation, which ye used to deny.
SHAKIR: This is the day of the judgment which you called a lie.

 

 

Section 2. 

37 : 22

22. Ohshuroo allatheena thalamoo waazwajahum wama kanoo yaAAbudoona

(And it is said to the Angels) : 'Assemble those who perpetrated evil, along with their wives and all that which they used to worship -

37 : 23

23. Min dooni Allahi faihdoohum ila sirati aljaheemi

'In the place of Allah, and haul them over to the path of Hell -

37 : 24

24. Waqifoohum innahum masooloona

'And halt them there, for they must be questioned :

37 : 25

25. Ma lakum la tanasaroona

'What has gone wrong with you that you do not help one another?'

37 : 26

26. Bal humu alyawma mustaslimoona

Nay, but this day, their heads are bowed!

37 : 27

27. Waaqbala baAAduhum AAala baAAdin yatasaaloona

And some out of them turn towards the others mutually questioning one another

37 : 28

28. Qaloo innakum kuntum ta/toonana AAani alyameeni

And say : 'Verily you used to impose yourselves upon us!'

37 : 29

29. Qaloo bal lam takoonoo mu/mineena

They reply : 'Nay, you yourselves were no believers as such -

 37 : 30

30. Wama kana lana AAalaykum min sultanin bal kuntum qawman tagheena

'We never had any control over you, for you were an uncontrollable lot!

37 : 31

31. Fahaqqa AAalayna qawlu rabbina inna latha-iqoona

'Now the word of our Lord concerning us has come to pass and we must prepare to taste our doom!

37 : 32

32. Faaghwaynakum inna kunna ghaweena

'We did mislead you, but then, we ourselves were adrift!

37 : 33

33. Fa-innahum yawma-ithin fee alAAathabi mushtarikoona

Then verily this Day they are all together, sharing a common plight!

37 : 34

34. Inna kathalika nafAAalu bialmujrimeena

Thus do We dispense with the insidious folk!

37 : 35

35. Innahum kanoo itha qeela lahum la ilaha illa Allahu yastakbiroona

Verily whenever they were told that there is no God save Allah, they invariably reacted to it with disdain -

37 : 36

36. Wayaqooloona a-inna latarikoo alihatina lishaAAirin majnoonin

And said : 'Are we to forsake our deities on the say so of a mad poet?'

37 : 37

37. Bal jaa bialhaqqi wasaddaqa almursaleena

Nay, but he brought you the Truth and he confirmed the messengers who had come before him.

37 : 38

38. Innakum latha-iqoo alAAathabi al-aleemi

Verily you must now taste an acerbic chastisement.

37 : 39

39. Wama tujzawna illa ma kuntum taAAmaloona

You will be requited for nothing other than what you did.

37 : 40

40. Illa AAibada Allahi almukhlaseena

Except the cherished bondsmen of Allah -

37 : 41

41. Ola-ika lahum rizqun maAAloomun

For whom We have set aside a well known provision -

37 : 42

42. Fawakihu wahum mukramoona

Of fruition and of accolades -

37 : 43

43. Fee jannati alnnaAAeemi

In the Gardens of tranquillity -

37 : 44

44. AAala sururin mutaqabileena

On couches facing one another!

37 : 45

45. Yutafu AAalayhim bika/sin min maAAeenin

A glass from the springs gushing in front their eyes is brought round for them;

37 : 46

46. Baydaa laththatin lilshsharibeena

 

White in colour and delicious in taste;

37 : 47

47. La feeha ghawlun wala hum AAanha yunzafoona

Causing neither lassitude nor inebriation;

37 : 48

48. WaAAindahum qasiratu alttarfi AAeenun

And with them are companions with large black eyes and modest gaze!

37 : 49

49. Kaannahunna baydun maknoonun

As untainted as the hidden eggs of the (ostrich)!

37 : 50

50. Faaqbala baAAduhum AAala baAAdin yatasaaloona

And between them they turn towards each other for conversation :

37 : 51

51. Qala qa-ilun minhum innee kana lee qareenun

A speaker amongst them says to a listener : 'I once had a friend -

37 : 52

52. Yaqoolu a-innaka lamina almusaddiqeena

'Who used to say to me : 'Do you really believe it to be true -

37: 53

53. A-itha mitna wakunna turaban waAAithaman a-inna lamadeenoona

'That after we are dead and have turned into dust and bones, we shall be held accountable for our deeds?'

37 : 54

54. Qala hal antum muttaliAAoona

He says : 'Then look around!'

37 : 55

55. FaittalaAAa faraahu fee sawa-i aljaheemi

So he looks around and spots his friend at the bottom of the fierce flames!

37 : 56

56. Qala taAllahi in kidta laturdeeni

He says to his friend : 'By Allah! You verily came within a scratch of dragging me into it!

37 : 57

57. Walawla niAAmatu rabbee lakuntu mina almuhdareena

'Had it not been for the grace of my Lord upon me, verily I too would have been seized and thrown into the inferno!'

37 : 58

58. Afama nahnu bimayyiteena

Is there not going to be a death for us any more -

37 : 59

59. Illa mawtatana al-oola wama nahnu bimuAAaththabeena

Except our former death, and no longer a question of punishment?'

37 : 60

60. Inna hatha lahuwa alfawzu alAAatheemu

Verily that is the ultimate triumph!

37 : 61

61. Limithli hatha falyaAAmali alAAamiloona

It is for such a triumph that those who work hard should toil!

37 : 62

 

62. Athalika khayrun nuzulan am shajaratu alzzaqqoomi

Is this hospitality a better state or is the Tree of Zaqqum?

37 : 63

63. Inna jaAAalnaha fitnatan lilththalimeena

Verily We have created it as a test for those who sin.

37 : 64

64. Innaha shajaratun takhruju fee asli aljaheemi

Verily it is a tree that grows in the pits of hell.

37 : 65

65. TalAAuha kaannahu ruoosu alshshayateeni

It yields a grotesque burgeon that looks like the head of a demon!

37 : 66

66. Fa-innahum laakiloona minha famali-oona minha albutoona

Then verily they will have to eat of it for appeasing their hunger!

37 : 67

67. Thumma inna lahum AAalayha lashawban min hameemin

Then verily they will be given scalding water to drink for quenching their thirst!

37 : 68

68. Thumma inna marjiAAahum la-ila aljaheemi

Then verily they will return once again to the fierce flames!

37 : 69

69. Innahum alfaw abaahum dalleena

They had indeed known their fathers to be a misguided folk, -

37 : 70

70. Fahum AAala atharihim yuhraAAoona

And yet they hurriedly followed in their footsteps!

37 : 71

71. Walaqad dalla qablahum aktharu al-awwaleena

And verily many a generation before them had also gone astray!

37 : 72

72. Walaqad arsalna feehim munthireena

And verily We sent in their midst many a warner!

37 : 73

73. Faonthur kayfa kana AAaqibatu almunthareena

 But behold the plight of those who were warned -

37 : 74

74. Illa AAibada Allahi almukhlaseena

Except the cherished bondsmen of Allah! (R)


OTHER TRANSLATIONS BY MUHSIN, YUSUFALI, PICKTHAL AND SHAKIR:

MUHSIN:

22. (It will be said to the angels): "Assemble those who did wrong, together with their companions (from the devils) and what they used to worship.

23. "Instead of Allh, and lead them on to the way of flaming Fire (Hell);

24. "But stop them, verily they are to be questioned.

25. "What is the matter with you? Why do you not help one another (as you used to do in the world)?"

26. Nay, but that Day they shall surrender,

27. And they will turn to one another and question one another.

28. They will say: "It was you who used to come to us from the right side [i.e. from the right side of one of us and beautify for us every evil, order us for polytheism, and stop us from the truth i.e. Islmic Monotheism and from every good deed]."

29. They will reply: "Nay, you yourselves were not believers.

30. "And we had no authority over you. Nay! But you were transgressing people (disobedient, polytheists, and disbelievers).

31. "So now the Word of our Lord has been justified against us, that we shall certainly (have to) taste (the torment).

32. "So we led you astray because we were ourselves astray."

33. Then verily, that Day, they will (all) share in the torment.

34. Certainly, that is how We deal with AlMujrimn (polytheists, sinners, criminals, the disobedient to Allh, etc.).

35. Truly, when it was said to them: L ilha ill-Allh "(none has the right to be worshipped but Allh)," they puffed themselves up with pride[] (i.e. denied it).

36. And (they) said: "Are we going to abandon our liha (gods) for the sake of a mad poet?

37. Nay! he (Muhammad SAW) has come with the truth (i.e. Allh's Religion - Islmic Monotheism and this Qur'n) and he confirms the Messengers (before him who brought Allh's religion - Islmic Monotheism).

38. Verily, you (pagans of Makkah) are going to taste the painful torment;

39. And you will be requited nothing except for what you used to do (evil deeds, sins, and Allh's disobedience which you used to do in this world);

40. Save the chosen slaves of Allh (faithful, obedient, true believers of Islmic Monotheism).

41. For them there will be a known provision (in Paradise).

42. Fruits; and they shall be honoured,

43. In the Gardens of delight (Paradise),

44. Facing one another on thrones,

45. Round them will be passed a cup of pure wine;

46. White, delicious to the drinkers,

47. Neither they will have Ghoul (any kind of hurt, abdominal pain, headache, a sin, etc.) from that, nor will they suffer intoxication therefrom.

48. And with them will be chaste females, restraining their glances (desiring none except their husbands), with wide and beautiful eyes[].

49. (Delicate and pure) as if they were (hidden) eggs (well) preserved.

50. Then they will turn to one another, mutually questioning.

51. A speaker of them will say: "Verily, I had a companion (in the world),

52. Who used to say: "Are you among those who believe (in resurrection after death).

53. "(That) when we die and become dust and bones, shall we indeed (be raised up) to receive reward or punishment (according to our deeds)?"

54. (The man) said: "Will you look down?"

55. So he looked down and saw him in the midst of the Fire.

56. He said: "By Allh! You have nearly ruined me.

57. "Had it not been for the Grace of my Lord, I would certainly have been among those brought forth (to Hell)."

58. (Allh informs about that true believer that he said): "Are we then not to die (any more)?

59. "Except our first death, and we shall not be punished? (after we have entered Paradise)."

60. Truly, this is the supreme success!

61. For the like of this let the workers work.

62. Is that (Paradise) better entertainment or the tree of Zaqqm (a horrible tree in Hell)?

63. Truly We have made it (as) a trail for the Zlimn (polytheists, disbelievers, wrong-doers, etc.).

64. Verily, it is a tree that springs out of the bottom of Hell-fire,

65. The shoots of its fruit-stalks are like the heads of Shaytin (devils);

66. Truly, they will eat thereof and fill their bellies therewith.

67. Then on the top of that they will be given boiling water to drink so that it becomes a mixture (of boiling water and Zaqqm in their bellies).

68. Then thereafter, verily, their return is to the flaming fire of Hell.

69. Verily, they found their fathers on the wrong path;

70. So they (too) made haste to follow in their footsteps!

71. And indeed most of the men of old went astray before them;

72. And indeed We sent among them warners (Messengers);

73. Then see what was the end of those who were warned (but heeded not).

74. Except the chosen slaves of Allh (faithful, obedient, and true believers of Islmic Monotheism).


037.022
YUSUFALI: "Bring ye up", it shall be said, "The wrong-doers and their wives, and the things they worshipped-
PICKTHAL: (And it is said unto the angels): Assemble those who did wrong, together with their wives and what they used to worship
SHAKIR: Gather together those who were unjust and their associates, and what they used to worship

037.023
YUSUFALI: "Besides Allah, and lead them to the Way to the (Fierce) Fire!
PICKTHAL: Instead of Allah, and lead them to the path to hell;
SHAKIR: Besides Allah, then lead them to the way to hell.

037.024
YUSUFALI: "But stop them, for they must be asked:
PICKTHAL: And stop them, for they must be questioned.
SHAKIR: And stop them, for they shall be questioned:

037.025
YUSUFALI: "'What is the matter with you that ye help not each other?'"
PICKTHAL: What aileth you that ye help not one another?
SHAKIR: What is the matter with you that you do not help each other?

037.026
YUSUFALI: Nay, but that day they shall submit (to Judgment);
PICKTHAL: Nay, but this day they make full submission.
SHAKIR: Nay! on that day they shall be submissive.

037.027
YUSUFALI: And they will turn to one another, and question one another.
PICKTHAL: And some of them draw near unto others, mutually questioning.
SHAKIR: And some of them shall advance towards others, questioning each other.

037.028
YUSUFALI: They will say: "It was ye who used to come to us from the right hand (of power and authority)!"
PICKTHAL: They say: Lo! ye used to come unto us, imposing, (swearing that ye spoke the truth).
SHAKIR: They shall say: Surely you used to come to us from the right side.

037.029
YUSUFALI: They will reply: "Nay, ye yourselves had no Faith!
PICKTHAL: They answer: Nay, but ye (yourselves) were not believers.
SHAKIR: They shall say: Nay, you (yourselves) were not believers;

037.030
YUSUFALI: "Nor had we any authority over you. Nay, it was ye who were a people in obstinate rebellion!
PICKTHAL: We had no power over you, but ye were wayward folk.
SHAKIR: And we had no authority over you, but you were an inordinate people;

037.031
YUSUFALI: "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).
PICKTHAL: Now the Word of our Lord hath been fulfilled concerning us. Lo! we are about to taste (the doom).
SHAKIR: So the sentence of our Lord has come to pass against us: (now) we shall surely taste;

037.032
YUSUFALI: "We led you astray: for truly we were ourselves astray."
PICKTHAL: Thus we misled you. Lo! we were (ourselves) astray.
SHAKIR: So we led you astray, for we ourselves were erring.

037.033
YUSUFALI: Truly, that Day, they will (all) share in the Penalty.
PICKTHAL: Then lo! this day they (both) are sharers in the doom.
SHAKIR: So they shall on that day be sharers in the chastisement one with another.

037.034
YUSUFALI: Verily that is how We shall deal with Sinners.
PICKTHAL: Lo! thus deal We with the guilty.
SHAKIR: Surely thus do We deal with the guilty.

037.035
YUSUFALI: For they, when they were told that there is no god except Allah, would puff themselves up with Pride,
PICKTHAL: For when it was said unto them, There is no Allah save Allah, they were scornful
SHAKIR: Surely they used to behave proudly when it was said to them: There is no god but Allah;

037.036
YUSUFALI: And say: "What! shall we give up our gods for the sake of a Poet possessed?"
PICKTHAL: And said: Shall we forsake our gods for a mad poet?
SHAKIR: And to say: What! shall we indeed give up our gods for the sake of a mad poet?

037.037
YUSUFALI: Nay! he has come with the (very) Truth, and he confirms (the Message of) the messengers (before him).
PICKTHAL: Nay, but he brought the Truth, and he confirmed those sent (before him).
SHAKIR: Nay: he has come with the truth and verified the messengers.

037.038
YUSUFALI: Ye shall indeed taste of the Grievous Penalty;-
PICKTHAL: Lo! (now) verily ye taste the painful doom -
SHAKIR: Most surely you will taste the painful punishment.

037.039
YUSUFALI: But it will be no more than the retribution of (the Evil) that ye have wrought;-
PICKTHAL: Ye are requited naught save what ye did -
SHAKIR: And you shall not be rewarded except (for) what you did.

037.040
YUSUFALI: But the sincere (and devoted) Servants of Allah,-
PICKTHAL: Save single-minded slaves of Allah;
SHAKIR: Save the servants of Allah, the purified ones.

037.041
YUSUFALI: For them is a Sustenance determined,
PICKTHAL: For them there is a known provision,
SHAKIR: For them is a known sustenance,

037.042
YUSUFALI: Fruits (Delights); and they (shall enjoy) honour and dignity,
PICKTHAL: Fruits. And they will be honoured
SHAKIR: Fruits, and they shall be highly honored,

037.043
YUSUFALI: In Gardens of Felicity,
PICKTHAL: In the Gardens of delight,
SHAKIR: In gardens of pleasure,

037.044
YUSUFALI: Facing each other on Thrones (of Dignity):
PICKTHAL: On couches facing one another;
SHAKIR: On thrones, facing each other.

037.045
YUSUFALI: Round will be passed to them a Cup from a clear-flowing fountain,
PICKTHAL: A cup from a gushing spring is brought round for them,
SHAKIR: A bowl shall be made to go round them from water running out of springs,

037.046
YUSUFALI: Crystal-white, of a taste delicious to those who drink (thereof),
PICKTHAL: White, delicious to the drinkers,
SHAKIR: White, delicious to those who drink.

037.047
YUSUFALI: Free from headiness; nor will they suffer intoxication therefrom.
PICKTHAL: Wherein there is no headache nor are they made mad thereby.
SHAKIR: There shall be no trouble in it, nor shall they be exhausted therewith.

037.048
YUSUFALI: And besides them will be chaste women, restraining their glances, with big eyes (of wonder and beauty).
PICKTHAL: And with them are those of modest gaze, with lovely eyes,
SHAKIR: And with them shall be those who restrain the eyes, having beautiful eyes;

037.049
YUSUFALI: As if they were (delicate) eggs closely guarded.
PICKTHAL: (Pure) as they were hidden eggs (of the ostrich).
SHAKIR: As if they were eggs carefully protected.

037.050
YUSUFALI: Then they will turn to one another and question one another.
PICKTHAL: And some of them draw near unto others, mutually questioning.
SHAKIR: Then shall some of them advance to others, questioning each other.

037.051
YUSUFALI: One of them will start the talk and say: "I had an intimate companion (on the earth),
PICKTHAL: A speaker of them saith: Lo! I had a comrade
SHAKIR: A speaker from among them shall say: Surely I had a comrade of mine,

037.052
YUSUFALI: "Who used to say, 'what! art thou amongst those who bear witness to the Truth (of the Message)?
PICKTHAL: Who used to say: Art thou in truth of those who put faith (in his words)?
SHAKIR: Who said: What! are you indeed of those who accept (the truth)?

037.053
YUSUFALI: "'When we die and become dust and bones, shall we indeed receive rewards and punishments?'"
PICKTHAL: Can we, when we are dead and have become mere dust and bones - can we (then) verily be brought to book?
SHAKIR: What! when we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we then be certainly brought to judgment?

037.054
YUSUFALI: (A voice) said: "Would ye like to look down?"
PICKTHAL: He saith: Will ye look?
SHAKIR: He shall say: Will you look on?

037.055
YUSUFALI: He looked down and saw him in the midst of the Fire.
PICKTHAL: Then looketh he and seeth him in the depth of hell.
SHAKIR: Then he looked down and saw him in the midst of hell.

037.056
YUSUFALI: He said: "By Allah! thou wast little short of bringing me to perdition!
PICKTHAL: He saith: By Allah, thou verily didst all but cause my ruin,
SHAKIR: He shall say: By Allah! you had almost caused me to perish;

037.057
YUSUFALI: "Had it not been for the Grace of my Lord, I should certainly have been among those brought (there)!
PICKTHAL: And had it not been for the favour of my Lord, I too had been of those haled forth (to doom).
SHAKIR: And had it not been for the favor of my Lord, I would certainly have been among those brought up.

037.058
YUSUFALI: "Is it (the case) that we shall not die,
PICKTHAL: Are we then not to die
SHAKIR: Is it then that we are not going to die,

037.059
YUSUFALI: "Except our first death, and that we shall not be punished?"
PICKTHAL: Saving our former death, and are we not to be punished?
SHAKIR: Except our previous death? And we shall not be chastised?

037.060
YUSUFALI: Verily this is the supreme achievement!
PICKTHAL: Lo! this is the supreme triumph.
SHAKIR: Most surely this is the mighty achievement.

037.061
YUSUFALI: For the like of this let all strive, who wish to strive.
PICKTHAL: For the like of this, then, let the workers work.
SHAKIR: For the like of this then let the workers work.

037.062
YUSUFALI: Is that the better entertainment or the Tree of Zaqqum?
PICKTHAL: Is this better as a welcome, or the tree of Zaqqum?
SHAKIR: Is this better as an entertainment or the tree of Zaqqum?

037.063
YUSUFALI: For We have truly made it (as) a trial for the wrong-doers.
PICKTHAL: Lo! We have appointed it a torment for wrong-doers.
SHAKIR: Surely We have made it to be a trial to the unjust.

037.064
YUSUFALI: For it is a tree that springs out of the bottom of Hell-Fire:
PICKTHAL: Lo! it is a tree that springeth in the heart of hell.
SHAKIR: Surely it is a tree that-grows in the bottom of the hell;

037.065
YUSUFALI: The shoots of its fruit-stalks are like the heads of devils:
PICKTHAL: Its crop is as it were the heads of devils
SHAKIR: Its produce is as it were the heads of the serpents.

037.066
YUSUFALI: Truly they will eat thereof and fill their bellies therewith.
PICKTHAL: And lo! they verily must eat thereof, and fill (their) bellies therewith.
SHAKIR: Then most surely they shall eat of it and fill (their) bellies with it.

037.067
YUSUFALI: Then on top of that they will be given a mixture made of boiling water.
PICKTHAL: And afterward, lo! thereupon they have a drink of boiling water
SHAKIR: Then most surely they shall have after it to drink of a mixture prepared in boiling water.

037.068
YUSUFALI: Then shall their return be to the (Blazing) Fire.
PICKTHAL: And afterward, lo! their return is surely unto hell.
SHAKIR: Then most surely their return shall be to hell.

037.069
YUSUFALI: Truly they found their fathers on the wrong Path;
PICKTHAL: They indeed found their fathers astray,
SHAKIR: Surely they found their fathers going astray,

037.070
YUSUFALI: So they (too) were rushed down on their footsteps!
PICKTHAL: But they make haste (to follow) in their footsteps.
SHAKIR: So in their footsteps they are being hastened on.

037.071
YUSUFALI: And truly before them, many of the ancients went astray;-
PICKTHAL: And verily most of the men of old went astray before them,
SHAKIR: And certainly most of the ancients went astray before them,

037.072
YUSUFALI: But We sent aforetime, among them, (messengers) to admonish them;-
PICKTHAL: And verily We sent among them warners.
SHAKIR: And certainly We sent among them warners.

037.073
YUSUFALI: Then see what was the end of those who were admonished (but heeded not),-
PICKTHAL: Then see the nature of the consequence for those warned,
SHAKIR: Then see how was the end of those warned,

037.074
YUSUFALI: Except the sincere (and devoted) Servants of Allah.
PICKTHAL: Save single-minded slaves of Allah.
SHAKIR: Except the servants of Allah, the purified ones.
 

 

Section 3. 

37 : 75

75. Walaqad nadana noohun falaniAAma almujeeboona

 

And verily Noah did cry to Us for help, and how gracious are We in responding to those who cry to Us for help!

37 : 76

76. Wanajjaynahu waahlahu mina alkarbi alAAatheemi

And We delivered him and his entire household from an abject plight -

37 : 77

77. WajaAAalna thurriyyatahu humu albaqeena

And We made his seed the survivors -

37 : 78

78. Watarakna AAalayhi fee al-akhireena

And gave him a lasting place amongst the generations that followed him!

37 : 79

79. Salamun AAala noohin fee alAAalameena

Peace be upon Noah among the peoples of the worlds!

37 : 80

80. Inna kathalika najzee almuhsineena

Verily thus do We reward the righteous!

37 : 81

81. Innahu min AAibadina almu/mineena

Verily he is of Our cherished bondsmen.

37 : 82

82. Thumma aghraqna al-akhareena

As for the rest of his folks, We drowned them all!

37 : 83

83. Wa-inna min sheeAAatihi la-ibraheema

And verily from his stock hailed Abraham.

37 : 84

84. Ith jaa rabbahu biqalbin saleemin

When he came before his Lord with a heart cleansed of all other affiliations.

37 : 85

85. Ith qala li-abeehi waqawmihi matha taAAbudoona

When he said to his father and the rest of his folk : 'What is this which you worship?

37 : 86

86. A-ifkan alihatan doona Allahi tureedoona

'Is it blasphemy - seeking gods other than Allah - that you wish to perpetrate?

37 : 87

87. Fama thannukum birabbi alAAalameena

'What are your misgivings about the Lord of the Worlds?'

37 : 88

88. Fanathara nathratan fee alnnujoomi

Then he gazed at the stars -

37 : 89

89. Faqala innee saqeemun

 

And said : 'Verily I feel a sickness coming upon me!'

37 : 90

90. Fatawallaw AAanhu mudbireena

But they turned their backs on him with horror and distanced themselves from him.

37 : 91

91. Faragha ila alihatihim faqala ala ta/kuloona

 

Then he discreetly approached their idols and said : 'Will you not eat?'

37 : 92

92. Ma lakum la tantiqoona

'What troubles you that you do not speak, either!'

37 : 93

93. Faragha AAalayhim darban bialyameeni

Then he assaulted them, striking at them with his right hand.

37 : 94

94. Faaqbaloo ilayhi yaziffoona

Then his folk came back in a rush.

37: 95

95. Qala ataAAbudoona ma tanhitoona

He said : 'Worship you these whom you have chiselled with your own hands -

37 : 96

96. WaAllahu khalaqakum wama taAAmaloona

'When Allah has created you as well as those whom you make?'

37 : 97

97. Qaloo ibnoo lahu bunyanan faalqoohu fee aljaheemi

They said : 'Build around him an enclosure and then throw him into the fierce flames!

37 : 98

98. Faaradoo bihi kaydan fajaAAalnahumu al-asfaleena

And they conspired against him but We rendered their conspiracy ineffective.

37 : 99

99. Waqala innee thahibun ila rabbee sayahdeeni

And he said : 'Verily I am heading towards my Lord and henceforth He alone will give me guidance!

37 : 100

100. Rabbi hab lee mina alssaliheena

'My Lord! Bless me with righteous seed!'

37 : 101

101. Fabashsharnahu bighulamin haleemin

So We gave him the tidings of a righteous son.

37 : 102

102. Falamma balagha maAAahu alssaAAya qala ya bunayya innee ara fee almanami annee athbahuka faonthur matha tara qala ya abati ifAAal ma tu/maru satajidunee in shaa Allahu mina alssabireena

And when he grew old enough to work alongside him, (Abraham) said : 'O my son! I have seen in a dream that I am sacrificing you! What do you think I should do? He said : 'O my father! Do what you are asked to do. Allah willing, you will find me to be of the steadfast!'

37 : 103

103. Falamma aslama watallahu liljabeeni

 Then as they both surrendered to Allah and he flung him down upon his face -

37 : 104

104. Wanadaynahu an ya ibraheemu

At that moment We called him saying : 'O Abraham!

37: 105

105. Qad saddaqta alrru/ya inna kathalika najzee almuhsineena

 

 'You have, indeed, accomplished your vision!' Verily thus do We reward the righteous!

37 : 106

106. Inna hatha lahuwa albalao almubeenu

Verily that was only a clear test!

37 : 107

107. Wafadaynahu bithibhin AAatheemin

So We ransomed him with a grand substitute!

37 : 108

108. Watarakna AAalayhi fee al-akhireena

And We gave him a place of eminence amongst future generations.

37 : 109

109. Salamun AAala ibraheema

Peace be upon Abraham!

37 : 110

110. Kathalika najzee almuhsineena

Thus do We reward the righteous!

37 : 111

111. Innahu min AAibadina almu/mineena

Verily he is of Our cherished bondsmen!

37 : 112

112. Wabashsharnahu bi-ishaqa nabiyyan mina alssaliheena

And We gave him tidings about the birth of Isaac, a prophet of the righteous.

37 : 113

113. Wabarakna AAalayhi waAAala ishaqa wamin thurriyyatihima muhsinun wathalimun linafsihi mubeenun

And We blessed him and Isaac. And of their seed are some who pursued the path of righteousness and some who wronged themselves! (R)


OTHER TRANSLATIONS BY MUHSIN, YUSUFALI, PICKTHAL AND SHAKIR:

MUHSIN:


75. And indeed Nh (Noah) invoked Us, and We are the Best of those who answer (the request).

76. And We rescued him and his family from the great distress (i.e. drowning),

77. And, his progeny, them We made the survivors (i.e. Shem, Ham and Japheth).

78. And left for him (a goodly remembrance) among generations to come in later times:

79. Salmun (peace) be upon Nh (Noah) (from Us) among the 'Alamn (mankind, jinns and all that exists)!"

80. Verily, thus We reward the Muhsinn (good-doers - see V.2:112).

81. Verily, he [Nh (Noah) <><>] was one of Our believing slaves.

82. Then We drowned the other (disbelievers and polytheists, etc.).

83. And, verily, among those who followed his [Nh's (Noah)] way (Islmic Monotheism) was Ibrhim (Abraham).

84. When he came to his Lord with a pure heart [attached to Allh Alone and none else, worshipping none but Allh Alone true Islmic Monotheism, pure from the filth of polytheism].

85. When he said to his father and to his people: "What is it that which you worship?

86. "Is it a falsehood liha (gods) other than Allh that you seek?

87. "Then what do you think about the Lord of the 'Alamn (mankind, jinns, and all that exists)?"

88. Then he cast a glance at the stars (to deceive them),

89. And he said: "Verily, I am sick (with plague. He did this trick to remain in their temple of idols to destroy them and not to accompany them to the pagan's feast)."

90. So they turned away from him, and departed (for fear of the disease).

91. Then he turned to their liha (gods) and said: "Will you not eat (of the offering before you)?

92. "What is the matter with you that you speak not?"

93. Then he turned upon them, striking (them) with (his) right hand.

94. Then they (the worshippers of idols) came, towards him, hastening.

95. He said: "Worship you that which you (yourselves) carve?

96. "While Allh has created you and what you make!"

97. They said: "Build for him a building (it is said that the building was like a furnace) and throw him into the blazing fire!"

98. So they plotted a plot against him, but We made them the lowest.

99. And he said (after his rescue from the fire): "Verily, I am going to my Lord. He will guide me!"

100. "My Lord! Grant me (offspring) from the righteous."

101. So We gave him the glad tidings of a forbearing boy.

102. And, when he (his son) was old enough to walk with him, he said: "O my son! I have seen in a dream that I am slaughtering you (offer you in sacrifice to Allh), so look what you think!" He said: "O my father! Do that which you are commanded, Insh' Allh (if Allh will), you shall find me of As-Sbirin (the patient ones, etc.)."

103. Then, when they had both submitted themselves (to the Will of Allh), and he had laid him prostrate on his forehead (or on the side of his forehead for slaughtering);

104. And We called out to him: "O Abraham!

105. You have fulfilled the dream (vision)!" Verily! Thus do We reward the Muhsinn (good-doers - see V.2:112).

106. Verily, that indeed was a manifest trial

107. And We ransomed him with a great sacrifice (i.e. - a ram);

108. And We left for him (a goodly remembrance) among generations (to come) in later times.

109. Salmun (peace) be upon Ibrhim (Abraham)!"

110. Thus indeed do We reward the Muhsinn (good-doers - see V.2:112).

111. Verily, he was one of Our believing slaves.

112. And We gave him the glad tidings of Ishque (Isaac) a Prophet from the righteous.

113. We blessed him and Ishque (Isaac), and of their progeny are (some) that do right, and some that plainly wrong themselves.


037.075
YUSUFALI: (In the days of old), Noah cried to Us, and We are the best to hear prayer.
PICKTHAL: And Noah verily prayed unto Us, and gracious was the Hearer of his prayer
SHAKIR: And Nuh did certainly call upon Us, and most excellent answerer of prayer are We.

037.076
YUSUFALI: And We delivered him and his people from the Great Calamity,
PICKTHAL: And We saved him and his household from the great distress,
SHAKIR: And We delivered him and his followers from the mighty distress.

037.077
YUSUFALI: And made his progeny to endure (on this earth);
PICKTHAL: And made his seed the survivors,
SHAKIR: And We made his offspring the survivors.

037.078
YUSUFALI: And We left (this blessing) for him among generations to come in later times:
PICKTHAL: And left for him among the later folk (the salutation):
SHAKIR: And We perpetuated to him (praise) among the later generations.

037.079
YUSUFALI: "Peace and salutation to Noah among the nations!"
PICKTHAL: Peace be unto Noah among the peoples!
SHAKIR: Peace and salutation to Nuh among the nations.

037.080
YUSUFALI: Thus indeed do we reward those who do right.
PICKTHAL: Lo! thus do We reward the good.
SHAKIR: Thus do We surely reward the doers of good.

037.081
YUSUFALI: For he was one of our believing Servants.
PICKTHAL: Lo! he is one of Our believing slaves.
SHAKIR: Surely he was of Our believing servants.

037.082
YUSUFALI: Then the rest we overwhelmed in the Flood.
PICKTHAL: Then We did drown the others.
SHAKIR: Then We drowned the others

037.083
YUSUFALI: Verily among those who followed his Way was Abraham.
PICKTHAL: And lo! of his persuasion verily was Abraham
SHAKIR: And most surely Ibrahim followed his way.

037.084
YUSUFALI: Behold! he approached his Lord with a sound heart.
PICKTHAL: When he came unto his Lord with a whole heart;
SHAKIR: When he came to his Lord with a free heart,

037.085
YUSUFALI: Behold! he said to his father and to his people, "What is that which ye worship?
PICKTHAL: When he said unto his father and his folk: What is it that ye worship?
SHAKIR: When he said to his father and his people: What is it that you worship?

037.086
YUSUFALI: "Is it a falsehood- gods other than Allah- that ye desire?
PICKTHAL: Is it a falsehood - gods beside Allah - that ye desire?
SHAKIR: A lie-- gods besides Allah-- do you desire?

037.087
YUSUFALI: "Then what is your idea about the Lord of the worlds?"
PICKTHAL: What then is your opinion of the Lord of the Worlds?
SHAKIR: What is then your idea about the Lord of the worlds?

037.088
YUSUFALI: Then did he cast a glance at the Stars.
PICKTHAL: And he glanced a glance at the stars
SHAKIR: Then he looked at the stars, looking up once,

037.089
YUSUFALI: And he said, "I am indeed sick (at heart)!"
PICKTHAL: Then said: Lo! I feel sick!
SHAKIR: Then he said: Surely I am sick (of your worshipping these).

037.090
YUSUFALI: So they turned away from him, and departed.
PICKTHAL: And they turned their backs and went away from him.
SHAKIR: So they went away from him, turning back.

037.091
YUSUFALI: Then did he turn to their gods and said, "will ye not eat (of the offerings before you)?...
PICKTHAL: Then turned he to their gods and said: Will ye not eat?
SHAKIR: Then he turned aside to their gods secretly and said: What! do you not eat?

037.092
YUSUFALI: "What is the matter with you that ye speak not (intelligently)?"
PICKTHAL: What aileth you that ye speak not?
SHAKIR: What is the matter with you that you do not speak?

037.093
YUSUFALI: Then did he turn upon them, striking (them) with the right hand.
PICKTHAL: Then he attacked them, striking with his right hand.
SHAKIR: Then he turned against them secretly, smiting them with the right hand.

037.094
YUSUFALI: Then came (the worshippers) with hurried steps, and faced (him).
PICKTHAL: And (his people) came toward him, hastening.
SHAKIR: So they (people) advanced towards him, hastening.

037.095
YUSUFALI: He said: "Worship ye that which ye have (yourselves) carved?
PICKTHAL: He said: Worship ye that which ye yourselves do carve
SHAKIR: Said he: What! do you worship what you hew out?

037.096
YUSUFALI: "But Allah has created you and your handwork!"
PICKTHAL: When Allah hath created you and what ye make?
SHAKIR: And Allah has created you and what you make.

037.097
YUSUFALI: They said, "Build him a furnace, and throw him into the blazing fire!"
PICKTHAL: They said: Build for him a building and fling him in the red-hotfire.
SHAKIR: They said: Build for him a furnace, then cast him into the burning fire.

037.098
YUSUFALI: (This failing), they then sought a stratagem against him, but We made them the ones most humiliated!
PICKTHAL: And they designed a snare for him, but We made them the undermost.
SHAKIR: And they desired a war against him, but We brought them low.

037.099
YUSUFALI: He said: "I will go to my Lord! He will surely guide me!
PICKTHAL: And he said: Lo! I am going unto my Lord Who will guide me.
SHAKIR: And he said: Surely I fly to my lord; He will guide me.

037.100
YUSUFALI: "O my Lord! Grant me a righteous (son)!"
PICKTHAL: My Lord! Vouchsafe me of the righteous.
SHAKIR: My Lord! grant me of the doers of good deeds.

037.101
YUSUFALI: So We gave him the good news of a boy ready to suffer and forbear.
PICKTHAL: So We gave him tidings of a gentle son.
SHAKIR: So We gave him the good news of a boy, possessing forbearance.

037.102
YUSUFALI: Then, 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!"
PICKTHAL: And when (his son) was old enough to walk with him, (Abraham) said: O my dear son, I have seen in a dream that I must sacrifice thee. So look, what thinkest thou? He said: O my father! Do that which thou art commanded. Allah willing, thou shalt find me of the steadfast.
SHAKIR: And when he attained to working with him, he said: O my son! surely I have seen in a dream that I should sacrifice you; consider then what you see. He said: O my father! do what you are commanded; if Allah please, you will find me of the patient ones.

037.103
YUSUFALI: So when they had both submitted their wills (to Allah), and he had laid him prostrate on his forehead (for sacrifice),
PICKTHAL: Then, when they had both surrendered (to Allah), and he had flung him down upon his face,
SHAKIR: So when they both submitted and he threw him down upon his forehead,

037.104
YUSUFALI: We called out to him "O Abraham!
PICKTHAL: We called unto him: O Abraham!
SHAKIR: And We called out to him saying: O Ibrahim!

037.105
YUSUFALI: "Thou hast already fulfilled the vision!" - thus indeed do We reward those who do right.
PICKTHAL: Thou hast already fulfilled the vision. Lo! thus do We reward the good.
SHAKIR: You have indeed shown the truth of the vision; surely thus do We reward the doers of good:

037.106
YUSUFALI: For this was obviously a trial-
PICKTHAL: Lo! that verily was a clear test.
SHAKIR: Most surely this is a manifest trial.

037.107
YUSUFALI: And We ransomed him with a momentous sacrifice:
PICKTHAL: Then We ransomed him with a tremendous victim.
SHAKIR: And We ransomed him with a Feat sacrifice.

037.108
YUSUFALI: And We left (this blessing) for him among generations (to come) in later times:
PICKTHAL: And We left for him among the later folk (the salutation):
SHAKIR: And We perpetuated (praise) to him among the later generations.

037.109
YUSUFALI: "Peace and salutation to Abraham!"
PICKTHAL: Peace be unto Abraham!
SHAKIR: Peace be on Ibrahim.

037.110
YUSUFALI: Thus indeed do We reward those who do right.
PICKTHAL: Thus do We reward the good.
SHAKIR: Thus do We reward the doers of good.

037.111
YUSUFALI: For he was one of our believing Servants.
PICKTHAL: Lo! he is one of Our believing slaves.
SHAKIR: Surely he was one of Our believing servants.

037.112
YUSUFALI: And We gave him the good news of Isaac - a prophet,- one of the Righteous.
PICKTHAL: And we gave him tidings of the birth of Isaac, a prophet of the righteous.
SHAKIR: And We gave him the good news of Ishaq, a prophet among the good ones.

037.113
YUSUFALI: We blessed him and Isaac: but of their progeny are (some) that do right, and (some) that obviously do wrong, to their own souls.
PICKTHAL: And We blessed him and Isaac. And of their seed are some who do good, and some who plainly wrong themselves.
SHAKIR: And We showered Our blessings on him and on Ishaq; and of their offspring are the doers of good, and (also) those who are clearly unjust to their own souls.
 

 

Section 4. 

37 : 114

114. Walaqad mananna AAala moosa waharoona

And verily We bestowed upon Moses and Aaron Our Grace -

37 : 115

115. Wanajjaynahuma waqawmahuma mina alkarbi alAAatheemi

And protected them and their people from ruthless persecution -

37 : 116

116. Wanasarnahum fakanoo humu alghalibeena

And helped them so that they became the victors -

37 : 117

117. Waataynahuma alkitaba almustabeena

And gave them a momentous Scripture -

37 : 118

118. Wahadaynahuma alssirata almustaqeema

And guided them on to the righteous path -

37 : 119

119. Watarakna AAalayhima fee al-akhireena

And gave them a place of eminence amongst the future generations.

37 : 120

120. Salamun AAala moosa waharoona

Peace be upon Moses and Aaron!

37 : 121

121. Inna kathalika najzee almuhsineena

Verily thus do We reward the righteous!

37 : 122

122. Innahuma min AAibadina almu/mineena

Verily they are two of Our cherished bondsmen!

37 : 123

123. Wa-inna ilyasa lamina almursaleena

And verily Elias was amongst those whom We sent to warn.

37 : 124

124. Ith qala liqawmihi ala tattaqoona

When he said to his people : 'Will you not ward off evil?

37 : 125

125. AtadAAoona baAAlan watatharoona ahsana alkhaliqeena

'Worship you Baal but renounce the best of Creators -

37 : 126

126. Allaha rabbakum warabba aba-ikumu al-awwaleena

'Allah, Who is your Lord as well as the Lord of your ancestors?'

37 : 127

127. Fakaththaboohu fa-innahum lamuhdaroona

But they repudiated him so they will surely face damnation -

37 : 128

128. Illa AAibada Allahi almukhlaseena

Except the most dedicated of Allah's bondsmen.

37 : 129

129. Watarakna AAalayhi fee al-akhireena

 And We gave him a place of eminence amongst the future generations.

37 : 130

130. Salamun AAala il yaseena

Peace be upon Elias!

37 : 131

 131. Inna kathalika najzee almuhsineena

Verily thus do We reward the righteous!

37 : 132

132. Innahu min AAibadina almu/mineena

 

Verily he is of Our cherished bondsmen!

37 : 133

133. Wa-inna lootan lamina almursaleena

And verily Lot was amongst those whom We sent to warn.

37 : 134

134. Ith najjaynahu waahlahu ajmaAAeena

We saved him together with his entire household, every one of them -

37 : 135

135. Illa AAajoozan fee alghabireena

Except one old woman who was destined to be left behind!

37 : 136

136. Thumma dammarna al-akhareena

And then We destroyed the others, every one of them!

37 : 137

137. Wa-innakum latamurroona AAalayhim musbiheena

And verily you travel past the ruins which they left behind, by day -

37 : 138

138. Wabiallayli afala taAAqiloona

And by night! Have you then no sense? (R)


OTHER TRANSLATIONS BY MUHSIN, YUSUFALI, PICKTHAL AND SHAKIR:

MUHSIN:

 114. And, indeed We gave Our Grace to Msa (Moses) and Hrn (Aaron).

115. And We saved them and their people from the great distress;

116. And helped them, so that they became the victors;

117. And We gave them the clear Scripture;

118. And guided them to the Right Path;

119. And We left for them (a goodly remembrance) among generations (to come) in later times;

120. Salmun (peace) be upon Msa (Moses) and Hrn (Aaron)!"

121. Verily, thus do We reward the Muhsinn (good-doers - see V.2:112).

122. Verily! They were two of Our believing slaves.

123. And verily, Iliys (Elias) was one of the Messengers.

124. When he said to his people: "Will you not fear Allh?

125. "Will you call upon Ba'l (a well- known idol of his nation whom they used to worship) and forsake the Best of creators,

126. "Allh, your Lord and the Lord of your forefathers?"

127. But they denied him [Iliys (Elias)], so they will certainly be brought forth (to the punishment),

128. Except the chosen slaves of Allh.

129. And We left for him (a goodly remembrance) among generations (to come) in later times;

130. Salmun (peace) be upon Ilysn (Elias)!"

131. Verily, thus do We reward the Muhsinn (good-doers, who perform good deeds totally for Allh's sake only - see V.2:112).

132. Verily, he was one of Our believing slaves.

133. And verily, Lout (Lot) was one of the Messengers.

134. When We saved him and his family, all,

135. Except an old woman (his wife) who was among those who remained behind.

136. Then We destroyed the rest [i.e. the towns of Sodom at the place of the Dead Sea (now) in Palestine]. [See the "Book of History" by Ibn Kathr].

137. Verily, you pass by them in the morning.

138. And at night; will you not then reflect?


037.114
YUSUFALI: Again (of old) We bestowed Our favour on Moses and Aaron,
PICKTHAL: And We verily gave grace unto Moses and Aaron,
SHAKIR: And certainly We conferred a favor on Musa and Haroun.

037.115
YUSUFALI: And We delivered them and their people from (their) Great Calamity;
PICKTHAL: And saved them and their people from the great distress,
SHAKIR: And We delivered them both and their people from the mighty distress.

037.116
YUSUFALI: And We helped them, so they overcame (their troubles);
PICKTHAL: And helped them so that they became the victors.
SHAKIR: And We helped them, so they were the vanquishers.

037.117
YUSUFALI: And We gave them the Book which helps to make things clear;
PICKTHAL: And We gave them the clear Scripture
SHAKIR: And We gave them both the Book that made (things) clear.

037.118
YUSUFALI: And We guided them to the Straight Way.
PICKTHAL: And showed them the right path.
SHAKIR: And We guided them both on the right way.

037.119
YUSUFALI: And We left (this blessing) for them among generations (to come) in later times:
PICKTHAL: And We left for them among the later folk (the salutation):
SHAKIR: And We perpetuated (praise) to them among the later generations.

037.120
YUSUFALI: "Peace and salutation to Moses and Aaron!"
PICKTHAL: Peace be unto Moses and Aaron!
SHAKIR: Peace be on Musa and Haroun.

037.121
YUSUFALI: Thus indeed do We reward those who do right.
PICKTHAL: Lo! thus do We reward the good.
SHAKIR: Even thus do We reward the doers of good.

037.122
YUSUFALI: For they were two of our believing Servants.
PICKTHAL: Lo! they are two of Our believing slaves.
SHAKIR: Surely they were both of Our believing servants.

037.123
YUSUFALI: So also was Elias among those sent (by Us).
PICKTHAL: And lo! Elias was of those sent (to warn),
SHAKIR: And Ilyas was most surely of the messengers.

037.124
YUSUFALI: Behold, he said to his people, "Will ye not fear (Allah)?
PICKTHAL: When he said unto his folk: Will ye not ward off (evil)?
SHAKIR: When he said to his people: Do you not guard (against evil)?

037.125
YUSUFALI: "Will ye call upon Baal and forsake the Best of Creators,-
PICKTHAL: Will ye cry unto Baal and forsake the Best of creators,
SHAKIR: What! do you call upon Ba'l and forsake the best of the creators,

037.126
YUSUFALI: "Allah, your Lord and Cherisher and the Lord and Cherisher of your fathers of old?"
PICKTHAL: Allah, your Lord and Lord of your forefathers?
SHAKIR: Allah, your Lord and the Lord of your fathers of yore?

037.127
YUSUFALI: But they rejected him, and they will certainly be called up (for punishment),-
PICKTHAL: But they denied him, so they surely will be haled forth (to the doom)
SHAKIR: But they called him a liar, therefore they shall most surely be brought up.

037.128
YUSUFALI: Except the sincere and devoted Servants of Allah (among them).
PICKTHAL: Save single-minded slaves of Allah.
SHAKIR: But not the servants of Allah, the purified ones.

037.129
YUSUFALI: And We left (this blessing) for him among generations (to come) in later times:
PICKTHAL: And we left for him among the later folk (the salutation):
SHAKIR: And We perpetuated to him (praise) among the later generations.

037.130
YUSUFALI: "Peace and salutation to such as Elias!"
PICKTHAL: Peace be unto Elias!
SHAKIR: Peace be on Ilyas.

037.131
YUSUFALI: Thus indeed do We reward those who do right.
PICKTHAL: Lo! thus do We reward the good.
SHAKIR: Even thus do We reward the doers of good.

037.132
YUSUFALI: For he was one of our believing Servants.
PICKTHAL: Lo! he is one of our believing slaves.
SHAKIR: Surely he was one of Our believing servants.

037.133
YUSUFALI: So also was Lut among those sent (by Us).
PICKTHAL: And lo! Lot verily was of those sent (to warn).
SHAKIR: And Lut was most surely of the messengers.

037.134
YUSUFALI: Behold, We delivered him and his adherents, all
PICKTHAL: When We saved him and his household, every one,
SHAKIR: When We delivered him and his followers, all--

037.135
YUSUFALI: Except an old woman who was among those who lagged behind:
PICKTHAL: Save an old woman among those who stayed behind;
SHAKIR: Except an old woman (who was) amongst those who tarried.

037.136
YUSUFALI: Then We destroyed the rest.
PICKTHAL: Then We destroyed the others.
SHAKIR: Then We destroyed the others.

037.137
YUSUFALI: Verily, ye pass by their (sites), by day-
PICKTHAL: And lo! ye verily pass by (the ruin of) them in the morning
SHAKIR: And most surely you pass by them in the morning,

037.138
YUSUFALI: And by night: will ye not understand?
PICKTHAL: And at night-time; have ye then no sense?
SHAKIR: And at night; do you not then understand?
 

 

Section 5

37 : 139

139. Wa-inna yoonusa lamina almursaleena

And verily Jonah was amongst those whom We sent to warn.

37 : 140

140. Ith abaqa ila alfulki almashhooni

When he fled towards the ship laden with cargo -

37 : 141

141. Fasahama fakana mina almudhadeena

And they drew lots and he happened to be of those that were to be cast off!

37 : 142

142. Failtaqamahu alhootu wahuwa muleemun

And the fish swallowed him whilst he was still culpable;

37 : 143

143. Falawla annahu kana mina almusabbiheena

And had he not been one who constantly glorified Allah -

37 : 144

144. Lalabitha fee batnihi ila yawmi yubAAathoona

He would have remained in its belly until the Day they are raised!

37 : 145

145. Fanabathnahu bialAAara-i wahuwa saqeemun

And We marooned him on an island as he lay sick.

37 : 146

146. Waanbatna AAalayhi shajaratan min yaqteenin

And We caused the bines of gourd to arch over him.

37 : 147

147. Waarsalnahu ila mi-ati alfin aw yazeedoona

And We sent him to preach to an hundred thousand folk, or more.

37 : 148

148. Faamanoo famattaAAnahum ila heenin

And they believed in his preaching so We let them live in comfort for a while!

37 : 149

149. Faistaftihim alirabbika albanatu walahumu albanoona

 

Now ask them (O Mohammed) : Does your Lord have daughters and they have sons?

37 : 150

150. Am khalaqna almala-ikata inathan wahum shahidoona

Or were they there when We created the angels and made them females?

37 : 151

 151. Ala innahum min ifkihim layaqooloona

Verily they but commit blasphemy when they say :

37 : 152

152. Walada Allahu wa-innahum lakathiboona

Allah has begotten an offspring! Verily they are mendacious.

37 : 153

153. Astafa albanati AAala albaneena

Has He begotten for Himself daughters in preference to sons?

37 : 154

154. Ma lakum kayfa tahkumoona

What is wrong with you, how do you pass such judgements?

37 : 155

155. Afala tathakkaroona

Will you ever introspect?

37 : 156

156. Am lakum sultanun mubeenun

Or have you a clear warrant?

37 : 157

157. Fa/too bikitabikum in kuntum sadiqeena

Then produce your warrant, if you are truthful!

37 : 158

158. WajaAAaloo baynahu wabayna aljinnati nasaban walaqad AAalimati aljinnatu innahum lamuhdaroona

Some even forge a relationship between Him and the Jinn, even though the Jinn know well that they too would be brought before Him!

37 : 159

159. Subhana Allahi AAamma yasifoona

Glorified be Allah from the blasphemies that they attribute to Him.

37 : 160

160. Illa AAibada Allahi almukhlaseena

Except the most dedicated of Allah's bondsmen!

37 : 161

161. Fa-innakum wama taAAbudoona

Verily neither you nor whatever it is that you worship in the place of Allah -

37 : 162

162. Ma antum AAalayhi bifatineena

Will ever be able to incite them against Him.

37 : 163

163. Illa man huwa sali aljaheemi

Except him who is destined to enter hell!

37 : 164

164. Wama minna illa lahu maqamun maAAloomun

 There is none amongst us (Angels) who is not assigned a specific position.

37 : 165

165. Wa-inna lanahnu alssaffoona

'And verily we are the ones who set the ranks!

37 : 166

166. Wa-inna lanahnu almusabbihoona

'And verily we are the ones who hymn His glory!'

37 : 167

167. Wa-in kanoo layaqooloona

And verily they used to say :

37 : 168

168. Law anna AAindana thikran mina al-awwaleena

'If we had been given a Reminder by our forefathers -

37 : 169

169. Lakunna AAibada Allahi almukhlaseena

'Then we would have been the most dedicated of Allah's bondsmen!

37 : 170

170. Fakafaroo bihi fasawfa yaAAlamoona

Yet they refuted the Reminder when it came to them; but they will soon come to know!

37 : 171

171. Walaqad sabaqat kalimatuna liAAibadina almursaleena

And verily Our word has already gone forth in favour of those whom We sent to warn -

37 : 172

172. Innahum lahumu almansooroona

That verily they would be helped -

37 : 173

173. Wa-inna jundana lahumu alghaliboona

And that Our armies would ultimately triumph!

37 : 174

174. Fatawalla AAanhum hatta heenin

So disregard them (O Mohammed) for the time being -

37 : 175

175. Waabsirhum fasawfa yubsiroona

And just watch, for they shall soon perceive!

37 : 176

176. AfabiAAathabina yastaAAjiloona

Are they in a rush for the arrival of Our doom?.

37 : 177

177. Fa-itha nazala bisahatihim fasaa sabahu almunthareena

But when it lands in their very backyards, what a catastrophic dawn would it be for those who have been warned!

37 : 178

178. Watawalla AAanhum hatta heenin

So disregard them for the time being!

37 : 179

179. Waabsir fasawfa yubsiroona

And just watch, for they shall soon perceive!

37 : 180

180. Subhana rabbika rabbi alAAizzati AAamma yasifoona

Glorified be your Lord, your Meritorious Lord, from that which they ascribe to Him!

37 : 181

181. Wasalamun AAala almursaleena

And peace be upon all the messengers sent to warn!

37 : 182

182. Waalhamdu lillahi rabbi alAAalameena

And praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds! (R)


OTHER TRANSLATIONS BY MUHSIN, YUSUFALI, PICKTHAL AND SHAKIR:

MUHSIN:

139. And, verily, Ynus (Jonah) was one of the Messengers.

140. When he ran to the laden ship,

141. He (agreed to) cast lots, and he was among the losers,

142. Then a (big) fish swallowed him and he had done an act worthy of blame.

143. Had he not been of them who glorify Allh,

144. He would have indeed remained inside its belly (the fish) till the Day of Resurrection.

145. But We cast him forth on the naked shore while he was sick,

146. And We caused a plant of gourd to grow over him.

147. And We sent him to a hundred thousand (people) or even more.

148. And they believed; so We gave them enjoyment for a while.

149. Now ask them (O Muhammad SAW): "Are there (only) daughters for your Lord and sons for them?"

150. Or did We create the angels females while they were witnesses?

151. Verily, it is of their falsehood that they (Quraish pagans) say:

152. "Allh has begotten off spring or children (i.e. angels are the daughters of Allh)?" And, verily, they are liars!

153. Has He (then) chosen daughters rather than sons?

154. What is the matter with you? How do you decide?

155. Will you not then remember?

156. Or is there for you a plain authority?

157. Then bring your Book if you are truthful!

158. And they have invented a kinship between Him and the jinns, but the jinns know well that they have indeed to appear (before Him) (i.e. they will be brought for accounts).

159. Glorified is Allh! (He is Free) from what they attribute unto Him!

160. Except the slaves of Allh, whom He choses (for His Mercy i.e. true believers of Islmic Monotheism who do not attribute false things unto Allh).

161. So, verily you (pagans) and those whom you worship (idols).

162. Cannot lead astray [turn away from Him (Allh) anyone of the believers],

163. Except those who are predestined to burn in Hell!

164. There is not one of us (angels) but has his known place (or position);

165. Verily, we (angels), we stand in rows for the prayers (as you Muslims stand in rows for your prayers);

166. Verily, we (angels), we are they who glorify (Allh's Praises i.e. perform prayers).

167. And indeed they (Arab pagans) used to say;

168. "If we had a reminder as had the men of old (before the coming of Prophet Muhammad SAW as a Messenger of Allh).

169. "We would have indeed been the chosen slaves of Allh (true believers of Islmic Monotheism)!"

170. But (now that the Qur'n has come) they disbelieve therein (i.e. in the Qur'n and in Prophet Muhammad SAW , and all that which he brought, the Divine Revelation), so they will come to know!

171. And, verily, Our Word has gone forth of old for Our slaves, the Messengers,

172. That they verily would be made triumphant.

173. And that Our hosts, they verily would be the victors.

174. So turn away (O Muhammad SAW) from them for a while,

175. And watch them and they shall see (the punishment)!

176. Do they seek to hasten on Our Torment?

177. Then, when it descends into their courtyard (i.e. near to them), evil will be the morning for those who had been warned!

178.  So turn (O Muhammad SAW) away from them for a while,

179. And watch and they shall see (the torment)!

180. Glorified be your Lord, the Lord of Honour and Power! (He is free) from what they attribute unto Him!

181. And peace be on the Messengers!

182. And all the praise and thanks be to Allh, Lord of the 'Alamn (mankind, jinns and all that exists).


 037.139
YUSUFALI: So also was Jonah among those sent (by Us).
PICKTHAL: And lo! Jonah verily was of those sent (to warn)
SHAKIR: And Yunus was most surely of the messengers.

037.140
YUSUFALI: When he ran away (like a slave from captivity) to the ship (fully) laden,
PICKTHAL: When he fled unto the laden ship,
SHAKIR: When he ran away to a ship completely laden,

037.141
YUSUFALI: He (agreed to) cast lots, and he was condemned:
PICKTHAL: And then drew lots and was of those rejected;
SHAKIR: So he shared (with them), but was of those who are cast off.

037.142
YUSUFALI: Then the big Fish did swallow him, and he had done acts worthy of blame.
PICKTHAL: And the fish swallowed him while he was blameworthy;
SHAKIR: So the fish swallowed him while he did that for which he blamed himself

037.143
YUSUFALI: Had it not been that he (repented and) glorified Allah,
PICKTHAL: And had he not been one of those who glorify (Allah)
SHAKIR: But had it not been that he was of those who glorify (Us),

037.144
YUSUFALI: He would certainly have remained inside the Fish till the Day of Resurrection.
PICKTHAL: He would have tarried in its belly till the day when they are raised;
SHAKIR: He would certainly have tarried in its belly to the day when they are raised.

037.145
YUSUFALI: But We cast him forth on the naked shore in a state of sickness,
PICKTHAL: Then We cast him on a desert shore while he was sick;
SHAKIR: Then We cast him on to the vacant surface of the earth while he was sick.

037.146
YUSUFALI: And We caused to grow, over him, a spreading plant of the gourd kind.
PICKTHAL: And We caused a tree of gourd to grow above him;
SHAKIR: And We caused to grow up for him a gourdplant.

037.147
YUSUFALI: And We sent him (on a mission) to a hundred thousand (men) or more.
PICKTHAL: And We sent him to a hundred thousand (folk) or more
SHAKIR: And We sent him to a hundred thousand, rather they exceeded.

037.148
YUSUFALI: And they believed; so We permitted them to enjoy (their life) for a while.
PICKTHAL: And they believed, therefor We gave them comfort for a while.
SHAKIR: And they believed, so We gave them provision till a time.

037.149
YUSUFALI: Now ask them their opinion: Is it that thy Lord has (only) daughters, and they have sons?-
PICKTHAL: Now ask them (O Muhammad): Hath thy Lord daughters whereas they have sons?
SHAKIR: Then ask them whether your Lord has daughters and they have sons.

037.150
YUSUFALI: Or that We created the angels female, and they are witnesses (thereto)?
PICKTHAL: Or created We the angels females while they were present?
SHAKIR: Or did We create the angels females while they were witnesses?

037.151
YUSUFALI: Is it not that they say, from their own invention,
PICKTHAL: Lo! it is of their falsehood that they say:
SHAKIR: Now surely it is of their own lie that they say:

037.152
YUSUFALI: "Allah has begotten children"? but they are liars!
PICKTHAL: Allah hath begotten. Allah! verily they tell a lie.
SHAKIR: Allah has begotten; and most surely they are liars.

037.153
YUSUFALI: Did He (then) choose daughters rather than sons?
PICKTHAL: (And again of their falsehood): He hath preferred daughters to sons.
SHAKIR: Has He chosen daughters in preference to sons?

037.154
YUSUFALI: What is the matter with you? How judge ye?
PICKTHAL: What aileth you? How judge ye?
SHAKIR: What is the matter with you, how is it that you judge?

037.155
YUSUFALI: Will ye not then receive admonition?
PICKTHAL: Will ye not then reflect?
SHAKIR: Will you not then mind?

037.156
YUSUFALI: Or have ye an authority manifest?
PICKTHAL: Or have ye a clear warrant?
SHAKIR: Or have you a clear authority?

037.157
YUSUFALI: Then bring ye your Book (of authority) if ye be truthful!
PICKTHAL: Then produce your writ, if ye are truthful.
SHAKIR: Then bring your book, if you are truthful.

037.158
YUSUFALI: And 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)!
PICKTHAL: And they imagine kinship between him and the jinn, whereas the jinn know well that they will be brought before (Him).
SHAKIR: And they assert a relationship between Him and the jinn; and certainly the jinn do know that they shall surely be brought up;

037.159
YUSUFALI: Glory to Allah! (He is free) from the things they ascribe (to Him)!
PICKTHAL: Glorified be Allah from that which they attribute (unto Him),
SHAKIR: Glory be to Allah (for freedom) from what they describe;

037.160
YUSUFALI: Not (so do) the Servants of Allah, sincere and devoted.
PICKTHAL: Save single-minded slaves of Allah.
SHAKIR: But not so the servants of Allah, the purified ones.

037.161
YUSUFALI: For, verily, neither ye nor those ye worship-
PICKTHAL: Lo! verily, ye and that which ye worship,
SHAKIR: So surely you and what you worship,

037.162
YUSUFALI: Can lead (any) into temptation concerning Allah,
PICKTHAL: Ye cannot excite (anyone) against Him.
SHAKIR: Not against Him can you cause (any) to fall into trial,

037.163
YUSUFALI: Except such as are (themselves) going to the blazing Fire!
PICKTHAL: Save him who is to burn in hell.
SHAKIR: Save him who will go to hell.

037.164
YUSUFALI: (Those ranged in ranks say): "Not one of us but has a place appointed;
PICKTHAL: There is not one of us but hath his known position.
SHAKIR: And there is none of us but has an assigned place,

037.165
YUSUFALI: "And we are verily ranged in ranks (for service);
PICKTHAL: Lo! we, even we are they who set the ranks,
SHAKIR: And most surely we are they who draw themselves out in ranks,

037.166
YUSUFALI: "And we are verily those who declare (Allah's) glory!"
PICKTHAL: Lo! we, even we are they who hymn His praise
SHAKIR: And we are most surely they who declare the glory (of Allah).

037.167
YUSUFALI: And there were those who said,
PICKTHAL: And indeed they used to say:
SHAKIR: And surely they used to say:

037.168
YUSUFALI: "If only we had had before us a Message from those of old,
PICKTHAL: If we had but a reminder from the men of old
SHAKIR: Had we a reminder from those of yore,

037.169
YUSUFALI: "We should certainly have been Servants of Allah, sincere (and devoted)!"
PICKTHAL: We would be single-minded slaves of Allah.
SHAKIR: We would certainly have been the servants of Allah-- the purified ones.

037.170
YUSUFALI: But (now that the Qur'an has come), they reject it: But soon will they know!
PICKTHAL: Yet (now that it is come) they disbelieve therein; but they will come to know.
SHAKIR: But (now) they disbelieve in it, so they will come to know.

037.171
YUSUFALI: Already has Our Word been passed before (this) to our Servants sent (by Us),
PICKTHAL: And verily Our word went forth of old unto Our bondmen sent (to warn)
SHAKIR: And certainly Our word has already gone forth in respect of Our servants, the messengers:

037.172
YUSUFALI: That they would certainly be assisted,
PICKTHAL: That they verily would be helped,
SHAKIR: Most surely they shall be the assisted ones

037.173
YUSUFALI: And that Our forces,- they surely must conquer.
PICKTHAL: And that Our host, they verily would be the victors.
SHAKIR: And most surely Our host alone shall be the victorious ones.

037.174
YUSUFALI: So turn thou away from them for a little while,
PICKTHAL: So withdraw from them (O Muhammad) awhile,
SHAKIR: Therefore turn away from them till a time,

037.175
YUSUFALI: And watch them (how they fare), and they soon shall see (how thou farest)!
PICKTHAL: And watch, for they will (soon) see.
SHAKIR: And (then) see them, so they too shall see.

037.176
YUSUFALI: Do they wish (indeed) to hurry on our Punishment?
PICKTHAL: Would they hasten on Our doom?
SHAKIR: What! would they then hasten on Our chastisement?

037.177
YUSUFALI: But when it descends into the open space before them, evil will be the morning for those who were warned (and heeded not)!
PICKTHAL: But when it cometh home to them, then it will be a hapless morn for those who have been warned.
SHAKIR: But when it shall descend in their court, evil shall then be the morning of the warned ones.

037.178
YUSUFALI: So turn thou away from them for a little while,
PICKTHAL: Withdraw from them awhile
SHAKIR: And turn away from them till a time

037.179
YUSUFALI: And watch (how they fare) and they soon shall see (how thou farest)!
PICKTHAL: And watch, for they will (soon) see.
SHAKIR: And (then) see, for they too shall see.

037.180
YUSUFALI: Glory to thy Lord, the Lord of Honour and Power! (He is free) from what they ascribe (to Him)!
PICKTHAL: Glorified be thy Lord, the Lord of Majesty, from that which they attribute (unto Him)
SHAKIR: Glory be to your Lord, the Lord of Honor, above what they describe.

037.181
YUSUFALI: And Peace on the messengers!
PICKTHAL: And peace be unto those sent (to warn).
SHAKIR: And peace be on the messengers.

037.182
YUSUFALI: And Praise to Allah, the Lord and Cherisher of the Worlds.
PICKTHAL: And praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds!
SHAKIR: And all praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.

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 SURAH 38