Surah al-Qasas

Surah al-Qasas

بِسۡمِ اللّٰہِ الرَّحۡمٰنِ الرَّحِیۡمِ طٰسٓمّٓ ﴿۱﴾ تِلۡکَ اٰیٰتُ الۡکِتٰبِ الۡمُبِیۡنِ ﴿۲﴾ نَتۡلُوۡا عَلَیۡکَ مِنۡ نَّبَاِ مُوۡسٰی وَ فِرۡعَوۡنَ بِالۡحَقِّ لِقَوۡمٍ یُّؤۡمِنُوۡنَ ﴿۳﴾ In the name of God, the Most-Gracious, the Ever-Merciful. This is Surah Ṭa SinMim.[1] These are verses of a very clear Book. For the guidance of those who want to accept faith,[2] We narrate to you the accounts of Moses and the Pharaoh in all truth. (1-3) اِنَّ فِرۡعَوۡنَ عَلَا فِی الۡاَرۡضِ وَ جَعَلَ اَہۡلَہَا شِیَعًا یَّسۡتَضۡعِفُ طَآئِفَۃً مِّنۡہُمۡ یُذَبِّحُ اَبۡنَآءَہُمۡ وَ یَسۡتَحۡیٖ نِسَآءَہُمۡ ؕ اِنَّہٗ کَانَ مِنَ الۡمُفۡسِدِیۡنَ ﴿۴﴾ وَ نُرِیۡدُ اَنۡ نَّمُنَّ عَلَی الَّذِیۡنَ اسۡتُضۡعِفُوۡا فِی الۡاَرۡضِ وَ نَجۡعَلَہُمۡ اَئِمَّۃً وَّ نَجۡعَلَہُمُ الۡوٰرِثِیۡنَ ۙ﴿۵﴾ وَ نُمَکِّنَ لَہُمۡ فِی الۡاَرۡضِ وَ نُرِیَ فِرۡعَوۡنَ وَ ہَامٰنَ وَ جُنُوۡدَہُمَا مِنۡہُمۡ مَّا کَانُوۡا یَحۡذَرُوۡنَ ﴿۶﴾ In reality, the Pharaoh had become tyrannical in the land of Egypt.[3] He had divided its inhabitants into groups.[4] He had harshly suppressed one of the groups;[5] he would fervently search for their sons to slaughter them and let their women live.[6] Indeed, he was from among those who spread disorder. And, on the other hand, We had decided to look upon those with favour who had been oppressed in this country[7] and grant them leadership[8] and make them the inheritors of the country and grant them the political authority of that land[9] and make the Pharaoh and Haman[10] and their armies see from them precisely what they feared. [11] (4-6) وَ اَوۡحَیۡنَاۤ اِلٰۤی اُمِّ مُوۡسٰۤی اَنۡ اَرۡضِعِیۡہِ ۚ فَاِذَا خِفۡتِ عَلَیۡہِ فَاَلۡقِیۡہِ فِی الۡیَمِّ وَ لَا تَخَافِیۡ وَ لَا تَحۡزَنِیۡ ۚ اِنَّا رَآدُّوۡہُ اِلَیۡکِ وَ جَاعِلُوۡہُ مِنَ الۡمُرۡسَلِیۡنَ ﴿۷﴾ [Thus when Moses was born,[12] boys were being killed. For this very reason] We revealed[13] to the mother of Moses: "Now suckle him with your milk. Then when you feel danger [for his life] consign him to the river and fear and grieve not. We have decided to deliver him back to you[14] and make him [a messenger] from among messengers." (7) فَالۡتَقَطَہٗۤ اٰلُ فِرۡعَوۡنَ لِیَکُوۡنَ لَہُمۡ عَدُوًّا وَّ حَزَنًا ؕ اِنَّ فِرۡعَوۡنَ وَ ہَامٰنَ وَ جُنُوۡدَہُمَا کَانُوۡا خٰطِئِیۡنَ ﴿۸﴾ وَ قَالَتِ امۡرَاَتُ فِرۡعَوۡنَ قُرَّتُ عَیۡنٍ لِّیۡ وَ لَکَ ؕ لَا تَقۡتُلُوۡہُ ٭ۖ عَسٰۤی اَنۡ یَّنۡفَعَنَاۤ اَوۡ نَتَّخِذَہٗ وَلَدًا وَّ ہُمۡ لَا یَشۡعُرُوۡنَ ﴿۹﴾ [She ultimately did as she was told[15]]. Then the family of the Pharaoh picked him [while seeing him drifting in the river][16] so that [the word of God be fulfilled and] as a result he becomes their enemy and a means of grief for them.[17] In reality, the Pharaoh, Haman and their armies were great wrongdoers [because they regarded themselves to be the owner of all authority and sovereignty.][18] [When] the Pharaoh's wife [saw the child,] she said [to the Pharaoh]: "He is the comfort of my and your eyes; you people do not kill him. It may well be that he gives us benefit or we even make him our son."[19] [They were making this conversation and] did not the slightest know what would happen to them. (8-9) وَ اَصۡبَحَ فُؤَادُ اُمِّ مُوۡسٰی فٰرِغًا ؕ اِنۡ کَادَتۡ لَتُبۡدِیۡ بِہٖ لَوۡ لَاۤ اَنۡ رَّبَطۡنَا عَلٰی قَلۡبِہَا لِتَکُوۡنَ مِنَ الۡمُؤۡمِنِیۡنَ ﴿۱۰﴾ وَ قَالَتۡ لِاُخۡتِہٖ قُصِّیۡہِ ۫ فَبَصُرَتۡ بِہٖ عَنۡ جُنُبٍ وَّ ہُمۡ لَا یَشۡعُرُوۡنَ ﴿ۙ۱۱﴾ On the other hand, the heart of Moses' mother became extremely anxious. Had We not got hold of her heart so that she remain convinced of Our promise,[20] she would have revealed his secret. And [in this state of anxiety] she said to the child's sister: "Keep following him."[21] Thus she kept observing him [from afar] posing as a stranger and the people of the Pharaoh had not the slightest knowledge of this.[22] (10-11) وَ حَرَّمۡنَا عَلَیۡہِ الۡمَرَاضِعَ مِنۡ قَبۡلُ فَقَالَتۡ ہَلۡ اَدُلُّکُمۡ عَلٰۤی اَہۡلِ بَیۡتٍ یَّکۡفُلُوۡنَہٗ لَکُمۡ وَ ہُمۡ لَہٗ نٰصِحُوۡنَ ﴿۱۲﴾ فَرَدَدۡنٰہُ اِلٰۤی اُمِّہٖ کَیۡ تَقَرَّ عَیۡنُہَا وَ لَا تَحۡزَنَ وَ لِتَعۡلَمَ اَنَّ وَعۡدَ اللّٰہِ حَقٌّ وَّ لٰکِنَّ اَکۡثَرَہُمۡ لَا یَعۡلَمُوۡنَ ﴿۱۳﴾ And here We had already stopped Moses from the milk of the wet nurses.[23] Thus [when Moses' sister arrived there and saw this,] she said to them: "If you people say, I can lead you to a house that will bring him up for you and will look after him very sincerely?" In this way, We restored Moses to his mother so that her eyes are soothed and she does not aggrieve and so that she well knows that God's promise is destined to be fulfilled,[24] but most people know not.[25] (12-13) وَ لَمَّا بَلَغَ اَشُدَّہٗ وَ اسۡتَوٰۤی اٰتَیۡنٰہُ حُکۡمًا وَّ عِلۡمًا ؕ وَ کَذٰلِکَ نَجۡزِی الۡمُحۡسِنِیۡنَ ﴿۱۴﴾ When Moses reached adolescence [after being brought up under the Pharaoh] and became mature in every sense,[26] We blessed him with knowledge and wisdom.[27] Thus do We reward the righteous. [28] (14) وَ دَخَلَ الۡمَدِیۡنَۃَ عَلٰی حِیۡنِ غَفۡلَۃٍ مِّنۡ اَہۡلِہَا فَوَجَدَ فِیۡہَا رَجُلَیۡنِ یَقۡتَتِلٰنِ ٭۫ ہٰذَا مِنۡ شِیۡعَتِہٖ وَ ہٰذَا مِنۡ عَدُوِّہٖ ۚ فَاسۡتَغَاثَہُ الَّذِیۡ مِنۡ شِیۡعَتِہٖ عَلَی الَّذِیۡ مِنۡ عَدُوِّہٖ ۙ فَوَکَزَہٗ مُوۡسٰی فَقَضٰی عَلَیۡہِ ٭۫ قَالَ ہٰذَا مِنۡ عَمَلِ الشَّیۡطٰنِ ؕ اِنَّہٗ عَدُوٌّ مُّضِلٌّ مُّبِیۡنٌ ﴿۱۵﴾ قَالَ رَبِّ اِنِّیۡ ظَلَمۡتُ نَفۡسِیۡ فَاغۡفِرۡ لِیۡ فَغَفَرَ لَہٗ ؕ اِنَّہٗ ہُوَ الۡغَفُوۡرُ الرَّحِیۡمُ ﴿۱۶﴾ قَالَ رَبِّ بِمَاۤ اَنۡعَمۡتَ عَلَیَّ فَلَنۡ اَکُوۡنَ ظَہِیۡرًا لِّلۡمُجۡرِمِیۡنَ ﴿۱۷﴾ [Then one day by co-incidence] he entered the city at a time when people of the city would be unaware;[29] so he saw that two men were fighting there. One belonged to his own nation and the other to his enemy one. Then the person of his nation asked for his help against the other who belonged to his enemies. At this, Moses punched him and killed him.[30] [As soon as this happened] Moses said: "This is a satanic deed that I have done. No doubt, Satan is an open enemy who leads astray." He prayed: "Lord! I have been unjust to my soul; so forgive me.[31] So, his Lord forgave him. Indeed, He alone is the forgiver; ever-merciful. Moses said: "My Lord! This favour that you have done me, after this I will never become a helper of such wrongdoers."[32](15-17) فَاَصۡبَحَ فِی الۡمَدِیۡنَۃِ خَآئِفًا یَّتَرَقَّبُ فَاِذَا الَّذِی اسۡتَنۡصَرَہٗ بِالۡاَمۡسِ یَسۡتَصۡرِخُہٗ ؕ قَالَ لَہٗ مُوۡسٰۤی اِنَّکَ لَغَوِیٌّ مُّبِیۡنٌ ﴿۱۸﴾ فَلَمَّاۤ اَنۡ اَرَادَ اَنۡ یَّبۡطِشَ بِالَّذِیۡ ہُوَ عَدُوٌّ لَّہُمَا ۙ قَالَ یٰمُوۡسٰۤی اَتُرِیۡدُ اَنۡ تَقۡتُلَنِیۡ کَمَا قَتَلۡتَ نَفۡسًۢا بِالۡاَمۡسِ ٭ۖ اِنۡ تُرِیۡدُ اِلَّاۤ اَنۡ تَکُوۡنَ جَبَّارًا فِی الۡاَرۡضِ وَ مَا تُرِیۡدُ اَنۡ تَکُوۡنَ مِنَ الۡمُصۡلِحِیۡنَ ﴿۱۹﴾ [The night passed peacefully.] So, the next day, Moses entered the city scared and a little watchful. All of a sudden he saw that the one who had called him yesterday for help is again asking for his help today. Moses said: "There is no doubt now that you are a plain mischievous person."[33] Then [while trying to reconcile both] when the matter reached the extent that Moses decided[34] to grab his and that person's enemy[35] [so that he also stop fighting], [the person thought that Moses wanted to grab him;[36] so,] he cried out: "Moses! Do you want to kill me today the way you killed a person yesterday? Do you only want to stay in this country as a tyrant; you do not want to be among those who reform?" [37] (18-19) وَ جَآءَ رَجُلٌ مِّنۡ اَقۡصَا الۡمَدِیۡنَۃِ یَسۡعٰی ۫ قَالَ یٰمُوۡسٰۤی اِنَّ الۡمَلَاَ یَاۡتَمِرُوۡنَ بِکَ لِیَقۡتُلُوۡکَ فَاخۡرُجۡ اِنِّیۡ لَکَ مِنَ النّٰصِحِیۡنَ ﴿۲۰﴾ فَخَرَجَ مِنۡہَا خَآئِفًا یَّتَرَقَّبُ ۫ قَالَ رَبِّ نَجِّنِیۡ مِنَ الۡقَوۡمِ الظّٰلِمِیۡنَ ﴿۲۱﴾ [When this matter reached the royal court,] a person[38] came running from the far end of the city [where royal palaces were situated]. He said: "Moses! The elders of the court are discussing to kill you.[39] So, go away from here. Be convinced that I am among your well-wishers."[40] Thus Moses went away from there scared and watchful. [At that time,] he supplicated: "My Lord! Save me from these unjust people." (20-21) وَ لَمَّا تَوَجَّہَ تِلۡقَآءَ مَدۡیَنَ قَالَ عَسٰی رَبِّیۡۤ اَنۡ یَّہۡدِیَنِیۡ سَوَآءَ السَّبِیۡلِ ﴿۲۲﴾ وَ لَمَّا وَرَدَ مَآءَ مَدۡیَنَ وَجَدَ عَلَیۡہِ اُمَّۃً مِّنَ النَّاسِ یَسۡقُوۡنَ ۬۫ وَ وَجَدَ مِنۡ دُوۡنِہِمُ امۡرَاَتَیۡنِ تَذُوۡدٰنِ ۚ قَالَ مَا خَطۡبُکُمَا ؕ قَالَتَا لَا نَسۡقِیۡ حَتّٰی یُصۡدِرَ الرِّعَآءُ ٜ وَ اَبُوۡنَا شَیۡخٌ کَبِیۡرٌ ﴿۲۳﴾ فَسَقٰی لَہُمَا ثُمَّ تَوَلّٰۤی اِلَی الظِّلِّ فَقَالَ رَبِّ اِنِّیۡ لِمَاۤ اَنۡزَلۡتَ اِلَیَّ مِنۡ خَیۡرٍ فَقِیۡرٌ ﴿۲۴﴾ When [finally] Moses turned towards Madyan [after departing from Egypt] [41] he said in his heart: "Hopefully my Lord will show me the straight path." [42] [Thus while walking] when he reached the well of Madyan, he saw a large cluster of people there and they are watering their flock and he also saw two women standing there while withholding their flock.[43] He asked: "What is your issue?" [44] They replied: "We cannot make our animals drink water unless these shepherds draw away their animals [and it is we who have to come for this task because] our father is very old.[45] Hearing this, Moses (sws) watered their flock for them. Then withdrew and came to a shade[46] and prayed: "Lord! Whatever good you may send down to me at this time, I am in need of it."[47] (22-24) فَجَآءَتۡہُ اِحۡدٰىہُمَا تَمۡشِیۡ عَلَی اسۡتِحۡیَآءٍ ۫ قَالَتۡ اِنَّ اَبِیۡ یَدۡعُوۡکَ لِیَجۡزِیَکَ اَجۡرَ مَا سَقَیۡتَ لَنَا ؕ فَلَمَّا جَآءَہٗ وَ قَصَّ عَلَیۡہِ الۡقَصَصَ ۙ قَالَ لَا تَخَفۡ ٝ۟ نَجَوۡتَ مِنَ الۡقَوۡمِ الظّٰلِمِیۡنَ ﴿۲۵﴾ Then [not much time passed when] one of them walked up to him bashfully and said: "My father [48] is calling you so that he can reward you for the water you have made it drink for us.[49] [Moses set off.] Then when he reached her father[50] and narrated all his account, he assured him: Do not fear; you have been saved from unjust people." [51] (25) قَالَتۡ اِحۡدٰىہُمَا یٰۤاَبَتِ اسۡتَاۡجِرۡہُ ۫ اِنَّ خَیۡرَ مَنِ اسۡتَاۡجَرۡتَ الۡقَوِیُّ الۡاَمِیۡنُ ﴿۲۶﴾ [When] one of those women [saw all this, she said to her father]:[52] "Dear Father! take this person into your service because the best person you can hire can only be one who is strong and trustworthy."[53] (26) قَالَ اِنِّیۡۤ اُرِیۡدُ اَنۡ اُنۡکِحَکَ اِحۡدَی ابۡنَتَیَّ ہٰتَیۡنِ عَلٰۤی اَنۡ تَاۡجُرَنِیۡ ثَمٰنِیَ حِجَجٍ ۚ فَاِنۡ اَتۡمَمۡتَ عَشۡرًا فَمِنۡ عِنۡدِکَ ۚ وَ مَاۤ اُرِیۡدُ اَنۡ اَشُقَّ عَلَیۡکَ ؕ سَتَجِدُنِیۡۤ اِنۡ شَآءَ اللّٰہُ مِنَ الصّٰلِحِیۡنَ ﴿۲۷﴾ قَالَ ذٰلِکَ بَیۡنِیۡ وَ بَیۡنَکَ ؕ اَیَّمَا الۡاَجَلَیۡنِ قَضَیۡتُ فَلَا عُدۡوَانَ عَلَیَّ ؕ وَ اللّٰہُ عَلٰی مَا نَقُوۡلُ وَکِیۡلٌ ﴿۲۸﴾ Her father said to Moses: "I want to marry one of these two daughters of mine to you on the condition that you serve me for eight years. Then if you go on to complete ten years, it is your will. I do not want to put any burden on you.[54] God willing, you will find me to be an upright person." Moses said: "[Alright;] This is now agreed between you and me. Whichever of these two periods I complete, there would be no compulsion on me after this, and God is a witness on the agreement we are making." (27-28) فَلَمَّا قَضٰی مُوۡسَی الۡاَجَلَ وَ سَارَ بِاَہۡلِہٖۤ اٰنَسَ مِنۡ جَانِبِ الطُّوۡرِ نَارًا ۚ قَالَ لِاَہۡلِہِ امۡکُثُوۡۤا اِنِّیۡۤ اٰنَسۡتُ نَارًا لَّعَلِّیۡۤ اٰتِیۡکُمۡ مِّنۡہَا بِخَبَرٍ اَوۡ جَذۡوَۃٍ مِّنَ النَّارِ لَعَلَّکُمۡ تَصۡطَلُوۡنَ ﴿۲۹﴾ Then when Moses completed the term and departed [from there] with his family, he saw something like fire from the direction of Ṭur.[55] He said to his family: "I have seen fire. You people just wait here so that I can bring some news to you [about the way] or bring some burning ember so that you can protect yourself [from the cold.]"[56] (29) فَلَمَّاۤ اَتٰىہَا نُوۡدِیَ مِنۡ شَاطِیَٔ الۡوَادِ الۡاَیۡمَنِ فِی الۡبُقۡعَۃِ الۡمُبٰرَکَۃِ مِنَ الشَّجَرَۃِ اَنۡ یّٰمُوۡسٰۤی اِنِّیۡۤ اَنَا اللّٰہُ رَبُّ الۡعٰلَمِیۡنَ ﴿ۙ۳۰﴾ وَ اَنۡ اَلۡقِ عَصَاکَ ؕ فَلَمَّا رَاٰہَا تَہۡتَزُّ کَاَنَّہَا جَآنٌّ وَّلّٰی مُدۡبِرًا وَّ لَمۡ یُعَقِّبۡ ؕ یٰمُوۡسٰۤی اَقۡبِلۡ وَ لَا تَخَفۡ ۟ اِنَّکَ مِنَ الۡاٰمِنِیۡنَ ﴿۳۱﴾ اُسۡلُکۡ یَدَکَ فِیۡ جَیۡبِکَ تَخۡرُجۡ بَیۡضَآءَ مِنۡ غَیۡرِ سُوۡٓءٍ ۫ وَّ اضۡمُمۡ اِلَیۡکَ جَنَاحَکَ مِنَ الرَّہۡبِ فَذٰنِکَ بُرۡہَانٰنِ مِنۡ رَّبِّکَ اِلٰی فِرۡعَوۡنَ وَ مَلَا۠ئِہٖ ؕ اِنَّہُمۡ کَانُوۡا قَوۡمًا فٰسِقِیۡنَ ﴿۳۲﴾ Then when Moses reached there, he heard a voice from a tree in the valley of Ayman found in that blessed land: [57] "Moses! I am God; Lord of the worlds[58] and this also that place your staff [on the ground]." Then when Moses saw it slithering like a serpent, he turned and fled and did not even look back.[59] God said: "Moses! Come forward and fear not. You are absolutely secure. Insert your hand into the opening of your garment [at the chest;] it will come out [shining] white without any ailment[60] and for this draw your arm towards yourself as is done in fright.[61] So, these are two signs from your Lord to go to the Pharaoh and his courtiers.[62] In reality, they are a very disobedient people.[63] (30-32) قَالَ رَبِّ اِنِّیۡ قَتَلۡتُ مِنۡہُمۡ نَفۡسًا فَاَخَافُ اَنۡ یَّقۡتُلُوۡنِ ﴿۳۳﴾ وَ اَخِیۡ ہٰرُوۡنُ ہُوَ اَفۡصَحُ مِنِّیۡ لِسَانًا فَاَرۡسِلۡہُ مَعِیَ رِدۡاً یُّصَدِّقُنِیۡۤ ۫اِنِّیۡۤ اَخَافُ اَنۡ یُّکَذِّبُوۡنِ ﴿۳۴﴾ قَالَ سَنَشُدُّ عَضُدَکَ بِاَخِیۡکَ وَ نَجۡعَلُ لَکُمَا سُلۡطٰنًا فَلَا یَصِلُوۡنَ اِلَیۡکُمَا ۚۛ بِاٰیٰتِنَاۤ ۚۛ اَنۡتُمَا وَ مَنِ اتَّبَعَکُمَا الۡغٰلِبُوۡنَ ﴿۳۵﴾ Moses said: "Lord! I have slain one of their men. Hence, I fear that they will slay me. And my brother Aaron, he is more eloquent in language than me; hence, send him with me as my helper so that he may support me;[64] I fear that they will deny me." God said: "We will strengthen your arm with your brother and bless both of you such awe that they will not be able to reach you. Go with Our signs;[65] it is you and those who follow you who will remain dominant." (33-35) فَلَمَّا جَآءَہُمۡ مُّوۡسٰی بِاٰیٰتِنَا بَیِّنٰتٍ قَالُوۡا مَا ہٰذَاۤ اِلَّا سِحۡرٌ مُّفۡتَرًی وَّ مَا سَمِعۡنَا بِہٰذَا فِیۡۤ اٰبَآئِنَا الۡاَوَّلِیۡنَ ﴿۳۶﴾ Then when Moses came to them with these clear signs of Ours, they said: "This is merely fabricated magic and never have we heard such a thing from our forefathers."[66] (36) وَ قَالَ مُوۡسٰی رَبِّیۡۤ اَعۡلَمُ بِمَنۡ جَآءَ بِالۡہُدٰی مِنۡ عِنۡدِہٖ وَ مَنۡ تَکُوۡنُ لَہٗ عَاقِبَۃُ الدَّارِ ؕ اِنَّہٗ لَا یُفۡلِحُ الظّٰلِمُوۡنَ﴿۳۷﴾ Moses replied: "My Lord knows full well that person also who has brought guidance from Him and he also who has a good fate in the next abode." [His disbelievers are unjust to them selves and][67] in reality such unjust people never prosper.[68] (37) وَ قَالَ فِرۡعَوۡنُ یٰۤاَیُّہَا الۡمَلَاُ مَا عَلِمۡتُ لَکُمۡ مِّنۡ اِلٰہٍ غَیۡرِیۡ ۚ فَاَوۡقِدۡ لِیۡ یٰہَامٰنُ عَلَی الطِّیۡنِ فَاجۡعَلۡ لِّیۡ صَرۡحًا لَّعَلِّیۡۤ اَطَّلِعُ اِلٰۤی اِلٰہِ مُوۡسٰی ۙ وَ اِنِّیۡ لَاَظُنُّہٗ مِنَ الۡکٰذِبِیۡنَ ﴿۳۸﴾ The Pharaoh said: "Courtiers! I am not aware of any deity for you except myself.[69] So, Haman! Ignite bricks of clay for me and build a tall palace for me so that I can peep [in the sky] to see the God of Moses, and I regard this person to be a liar." (38) وَ اسۡتَکۡبَرَ ہُوَ وَ جُنُوۡدُہٗ فِی الۡاَرۡضِ بِغَیۡرِ الۡحَقِّ وَ ظَنُّوۡۤا اَنَّہُمۡ اِلَیۡنَا لَا یُرۡجَعُوۡنَ ﴿۳۹﴾ فَاَخَذۡنٰہُ وَ جُنُوۡدَہٗ فَنَبَذۡنٰہُمۡ فِی الۡیَمِّ ۚ فَانۡظُرۡ کَیۡفَ کَانَ عَاقِبَۃُ الظّٰلِمِیۡنَ ﴿۴۰﴾ وَ جَعَلۡنٰہُمۡ اَئِمَّۃً یَّدۡعُوۡنَ اِلَی النَّارِ ۚ وَ یَوۡمَ الۡقِیٰمَۃِ لَا یُنۡصَرُوۡنَ ﴿۴۱﴾ وَ اَتۡبَعۡنٰہُمۡ فِیۡ ہٰذِہِ الدُّنۡیَا لَعۡنَۃً ۚ وَ یَوۡمَ الۡقِیٰمَۃِ ہُمۡ مِّنَ الۡمَقۡبُوۡحِیۡنَ ﴿۴۲﴾ The Pharaoh and his army showed arrogance without any basis in the land and thought that they would not be returned to Us. [70] Ultimately, We seized him and his armies, then cast them into the sea; so, see what fate these wrongdoers met.[71] We gave them [respite and] made them into such leaders that they continued to call towards Hell.[72] On the Day of Judgement, now they will not be helped in any way. We have put a curse behind them in this world and on the Day of Judgement it is they who will be among those disgraced. (39-42) وَ لَقَدۡ اٰتَیۡنَا مُوۡسَی الۡکِتٰبَ مِنۡۢ بَعۡدِ مَاۤ اَہۡلَکۡنَا الۡقُرُوۡنَ الۡاُوۡلٰی بَصَآئِرَ لِلنَّاسِ وَ ہُدًی وَّ رَحۡمَۃً لَّعَلَّہُمۡ یَتَذَکَّرُوۡنَ ﴿۴۳﴾ After killing a lot of earlier nations, We had given Moses the Book[73] as a means of many insights for people and as a guide and mercy[74] so that they pay heed. (43) وَ مَا کُنۡتَ بِجَانِبِ الۡغَرۡبِیِّ اِذۡ قَضَیۡنَاۤ اِلٰی مُوۡسَی الۡاَمۡرَ وَ مَا کُنۡتَ مِنَ الشّٰہِدِیۡنَ ﴿ۙ۴۴﴾ وَ لٰکِنَّاۤ اَنۡشَاۡنَا قُرُوۡنًا فَتَطَاوَلَ عَلَیۡہِمُ الۡعُمُرُ ۚ وَ مَا کُنۡتَ ثَاوِیًا فِیۡۤ اَہۡلِ مَدۡیَنَ تَتۡلُوۡا عَلَیۡہِمۡ اٰیٰتِنَا ۙ وَ لٰکِنَّا کُنَّا مُرۡسِلِیۡنَ ﴿۴۵﴾ وَ مَا کُنۡتَ بِجَانِبِ الطُّوۡرِ اِذۡ نَادَیۡنَا وَ لٰکِنۡ رَّحۡمَۃً مِّنۡ رَّبِّکَ لِتُنۡذِرَ قَوۡمًا مَّاۤ اَتٰىہُمۡ مِّنۡ نَّذِیۡرٍ مِّنۡ قَبۡلِکَ لَعَلَّہُمۡ یَتَذَکَّرُوۡنَ﴿۴۶﴾ When We informed Moses (sws) of Our decision[75] [O Prophet!] you were neither present on the western side of Ṭur nor were you among the observers of this incident.[76] But We raised many generations; then a long period of time passed on them [and they forgot Our reminder; so with God's grace, it is you who are reminding people]. You were also not present among the people of Madyan, while reciting out Our revelations, but We had decided to make you a messenger. [Hence you are narrating their incidents as well]. And you were also not present at the side of Ṭur when We had called Moses but with the mercy of God you were informed of it as well in order that you warn those people to whom no warner came before you so that they pay heed.[77] (44-46) وَ لَوۡ لَاۤ اَنۡ تُصِیۡبَہُمۡ مُّصِیۡبَۃٌۢ بِمَا قَدَّمَتۡ اَیۡدِیۡہِمۡ فَیَقُوۡلُوۡا رَبَّنَا لَوۡ لَاۤ اَرۡسَلۡتَ اِلَیۡنَا رَسُوۡلًا فَنَتَّبِعَ اٰیٰتِکَ وَ نَکُوۡنَ مِنَ الۡمُؤۡمِنِیۡنَ ﴿۴۷﴾ فَلَمَّا جَآءَہُمُ الۡحَقُّ مِنۡ عِنۡدِنَا قَالُوۡا لَوۡ لَاۤ اُوۡتِیَ مِثۡلَ مَاۤ اُوۡتِیَ مُوۡسٰی ؕ اَوَ لَمۡ یَکۡفُرُوۡا بِمَاۤ اُوۡتِیَ مُوۡسٰی مِنۡ قَبۡلُ ۚ قَالُوۡا سِحۡرٰنِ تَظٰہَرَا ۟ٝ وَ قَالُوۡۤا اِنَّا بِکُلٍّ کٰفِرُوۡنَ ﴿۴۸﴾ We would not have sent you had it not been that when a calamity comes to them because of whatever they have sent forward, they start saying: "Our Lord! Why did you not send a messenger to Us so that We would have followed your revelations and been among the believers?" [78] Then when the truth came to them from Us,[79] they said: "Whatever Moses was given, why was not the same given to this messenger?"[80] Before this, have they not denied what Moses had been given?[81] They said: "Both [the Torah and the Qur'an] are magic, complementing one another, and said: "We believe in none of them."[82] (47-48) قُلۡ فَاۡتُوۡا بِکِتٰبٍ مِّنۡ عِنۡدِ اللّٰہِ ہُوَ اَہۡدٰی مِنۡہُمَاۤ اَتَّبِعۡہُ اِنۡ کُنۡتُمۡ صٰدِقِیۡنَ ﴿۴۹﴾ فَاِنۡ لَّمۡ یَسۡتَجِیۡبُوۡا لَکَ فَاعۡلَمۡ اَنَّمَا یَتَّبِعُوۡنَ اَہۡوَآءَہُمۡ ؕ وَ مَنۡ اَضَلُّ مِمَّنِ اتَّبَعَ ہَوٰىہُ بِغَیۡرِ ہُدًی مِّنَ اللّٰہِ ؕ اِنَّ اللّٰہَ لَا یَہۡدِی الۡقَوۡمَ الظّٰلِمِیۡنَ ﴿۵۰﴾ Tell them: "Then bring some other Book from God which gives more guidance than both of these, I will follow it, if you are truthful."[83] Now if they do not accept this statement of yours, then know that they are only led by their desires.[84] And who can be farther away from the truth than those who without any guidance from God have been led by their desire. God will never guide such wrongdoers.[85] (49-50) وَ لَقَدۡ وَصَّلۡنَا لَہُمُ الۡقَوۡلَ لَعَلَّہُمۡ یَتَذَکَّرُوۡنَ ﴿ؕ۵۱﴾ اَلَّذِیۡنَ اٰتَیۡنٰہُمُ الۡکِتٰبَ مِنۡ قَبۡلِہٖ ہُمۡ بِہٖ یُؤۡمِنُوۡنَ ﴿۵۲﴾ وَ اِذَا یُتۡلٰی عَلَیۡہِمۡ قَالُوۡۤا اٰمَنَّا بِہٖۤ اِنَّہُ الۡحَقُّ مِنۡ رَّبِّنَاۤ اِنَّا کُنَّا مِنۡ قَبۡلِہٖ مُسۡلِمِیۡنَ ﴿۵۳﴾ اُولٰٓئِکَ یُؤۡتَوۡنَ اَجۡرَہُمۡ مَّرَّتَیۡنِ بِمَا صَبَرُوۡا وَ یَدۡرَءُوۡنَ بِالۡحَسَنَۃِ السَّیِّئَۃَ وَ مِمَّا رَزَقۡنٰہُمۡ یُنۡفِقُوۡنَ ﴿۵۴﴾ وَ اِذَا سَمِعُوا اللَّغۡوَ اَعۡرَضُوۡا عَنۡہُ وَ قَالُوۡا لَنَاۤ اَعۡمَالُنَا وَ لَکُمۡ اَعۡمَالُکُمۡ ۫ سَلٰمٌ عَلَیۡکُمۡ ۫ لَا نَبۡتَغِی الۡجٰہِلِیۡنَ ﴿۵۵﴾ We have continued our word for these people so that they pay heed.[86] [Then this also is a reality that] those to whom We had given the Book before them, they believe in this Qur'an and when it is read out to them, they say: "We have believed in it. No doubt, it is the truth which has come from our Lord. In reality, we had already believed in it before its revelation."[87] It is these people who will be rewarded twice for their perseverance.[88] They requite evil with good[89] and spend from the sustenance We have blessed them with[90] and when they listen to anything nonsensical,[91] they ignore it and tell such people: "For us, our deeds and for you, yours; peace be to you;[92] we do not want to engage with those are overcome by emotions."[93] (51-55) اِنَّکَ لَا تَہۡدِیۡ مَنۡ اَحۡبَبۡتَ وَ لٰکِنَّ اللّٰہَ یَہۡدِیۡ مَنۡ یَّشَآءُ ۚ وَ ہُوَ اَعۡلَمُ بِالۡمُہۡتَدِیۡنَ ﴿۵۶﴾ [In spite of this, they will not believe; so, do not worry much O Prophet.] You cannot guide those who you want; in fact, only God guides [according to His law] whomsoever He wills and only He knows well those who are guided.[94] (56) وَ قَالُوۡۤا اِنۡ نَّتَّبِعِ الۡہُدٰی مَعَکَ نُتَخَطَّفۡ مِنۡ اَرۡضِنَا ؕ اَوَ لَمۡ نُمَکِّنۡ لَّہُمۡ حَرَمًا اٰمِنًا یُّجۡبٰۤی اِلَیۡہِ ثَمَرٰتُ کُلِّ شَیۡءٍ رِّزۡقًا مِّنۡ لَّدُنَّا وَ لٰکِنَّ اَکۡثَرَہُمۡ لَا یَعۡلَمُوۡنَ ﴿۵۷﴾ These [oppressors] say: "If while being with you we become followers of this guidance, we will be driven away from this land.[95] [Before this,] have We not settled them in this peaceful Ḥaram towards which the produce of everything is being drawn with Our special grace? [96] But most of these people do not know this.[97] (57) وَ کَمۡ اَہۡلَکۡنَا مِنۡ قَرۡیَۃٍۭ بَطِرَتۡ مَعِیۡشَتَہَا ۚ فَتِلۡکَ مَسٰکِنُہُمۡ لَمۡ تُسۡکَنۡ مِّنۡۢ بَعۡدِہِمۡ اِلَّا قَلِیۡلًا ؕ وَ کُنَّا نَحۡنُ الۡوٰرِثِیۡنَ ﴿۵۸﴾ وَ مَا کَانَ رَبُّکَ مُہۡلِکَ الۡقُرٰی حَتّٰی یَبۡعَثَ فِیۡۤ اُمِّہَا رَسُوۡلًا یَّتۡلُوۡا عَلَیۡہِمۡ اٰیٰتِنَا ۚ وَ مَا کُنَّا مُہۡلِکِی الۡقُرٰۤی اِلَّا وَ اَہۡلُہَا ظٰلِمُوۡنَ ﴿۵۹﴾ [People of the Quraysh!] how many a settlement have We destroyed who becoming ungrateful showed arrogance on their economic status.[98] So, these are their dwellings which have seldom been inhabited by anyone after them[99] and it was We Who became their inheritors then.[100] In reality, your Lord was not One to destroy these settlements unless He sends a messenger in their focal settlement who recites out Our revelations to them.[101] At the same time, this too is a fact that We destroy settlements only when their people become unjust to themselves.[102] (58-59) وَ مَاۤ اُوۡتِیۡتُمۡ مِّنۡ شَیۡءٍ فَمَتَاعُ الۡحَیٰوۃِ الدُّنۡیَا وَ زِیۡنَتُہَا ۚ وَ مَا عِنۡدَ اللّٰہِ خَیۡرٌ وَّ اَبۡقٰی ؕ اَفَلَا تَعۡقِلُوۡنَ ﴿۶۰﴾ اَفَمَنۡ وَّعَدۡنٰہُ وَعۡدًا حَسَنًا فَہُوَ لَاقِیۡہِ کَمَنۡ مَّتَّعۡنٰہُ مَتَاعَ الۡحَیٰوۃِ الدُّنۡیَا ثُمَّ ہُوَ یَوۡمَ الۡقِیٰمَۃِ مِنَ الۡمُحۡضَرِیۡنَ﴿۶۱﴾ Whatever you have been given are provisions of worldly life and only its adornment, and what is with God is better than this and also lasting. Then do you not understand? Now, will that person with whom We have made a good promise[103] and he will certainly see it fulfilled become equal to that person who We gave the provisions of this world, then he is about to be summoned in the Hereafter? (60-61) وَ یَوۡمَ یُنَادِیۡہِمۡ فَیَقُوۡلُ اَیۡنَ شُرَکَآءِیَ الَّذِیۡنَ کُنۡتُمۡ تَزۡعُمُوۡنَ ﴿۶۲﴾ قَالَ الَّذِیۡنَ حَقَّ عَلَیۡہِمُ الۡقَوۡلُ رَبَّنَا ہٰۤؤُلَآءِ الَّذِیۡنَ اَغۡوَیۡنَا ۚ اَغۡوَیۡنٰہُمۡ کَمَا غَوَیۡنَا ۚ تَبَرَّاۡنَاۤ اِلَیۡکَ ۫ مَا کَانُوۡۤا اِیَّانَا یَعۡبُدُوۡنَ ﴿۶۳﴾ They should remember the Day when God is going to call them, then ask them: "Where are my partners you had claimed?" [Their leaders] on which the word would have been fulfilled[104] [fearing that they will be held responsible for everything] will immediately speak out: "Our Lord! These people whom we misled, we misled them the very way we were misled ourselves.[105] We acquit ourselves from them in Your presence." (62-63) وَ قِیۡلَ ادۡعُوۡا شُرَکَآءَکُمۡ فَدَعَوۡہُمۡ فَلَمۡ یَسۡتَجِیۡبُوۡا لَہُمۡ وَ رَاَوُا الۡعَذَابَ ۚ لَوۡ اَنَّہُمۡ کَانُوۡا یَہۡتَدُوۡنَ ﴿۶۴﴾ [At that time,] it will be said: "Now call your partners." So, they will call them [worriedly] but they will not answer them[106] and they will see their punishment. Would that they had been ones who accepted guidance! (64) وَ یَوۡمَ یُنَادِیۡہِمۡ فَیَقُوۡلُ مَاذَاۤ اَجَبۡتُمُ الۡمُرۡسَلِیۡنَ ﴿۶۵﴾ فَعَمِیَتۡ عَلَیۡہِمُ الۡاَنۡۢبَآءُ یَوۡمَئِذٍ فَہُمۡ لَا یَتَسَآءَلُوۡنَ ﴿۶۶﴾ فَاَمَّا مَنۡ تَابَ وَ اٰمَنَ وَ عَمِلَ صَالِحًا فَعَسٰۤی اَنۡ یَّکُوۡنَ مِنَ الۡمُفۡلِحِیۡنَ ﴿۶۷﴾ And they should bear in mind the day when God will call them and ask: "What answer had you given to the messengers?" So, on that day, they will be dumbfounded; then they will also not be able to ask anything from one another. Except he who repented and accepted faith and did righteous deeds, he should hope that on that day he will be from among those who succeed. [107] (65-67) وَ رَبُّکَ یَخۡلُقُ مَا یَشَآءُ وَ یَخۡتَارُ ؕ مَا کَانَ لَہُمُ الۡخِیَرَۃُ ؕ سُبۡحٰنَ اللّٰہِ وَ تَعٰلٰی عَمَّا یُشۡرِکُوۡنَ ﴿۶۸﴾ وَ رَبُّکَ یَعۡلَمُ مَا تُکِنُّ صُدُوۡرُہُمۡ وَ مَا یُعۡلِنُوۡنَ ﴿۶۹﴾ وَ ہُوَ اللّٰہُ لَاۤ اِلٰہَ اِلَّا ہُوَ ؕ لَہُ الۡحَمۡدُ فِی الۡاُوۡلٰی وَ الۡاٰخِرَۃِ ۫ وَ لَہُ الۡحُکۡمُ وَ اِلَیۡہِ تُرۡجَعُوۡنَ﴿۷۰﴾ Your Lord creates whatever He wants and chooses whomsoever He wants. They have no say in this.[108] [Hence] God is exalted and above the partners they associate with Him. Your Lord knows what they hide in their chests and what they reveal. [Then why will He make anyone His partner?[109]] Only He is God; there is no god except Him. In this world and the next, He alone is worthy of gratitude. The judgement rests in His authority and you will be returned to Him only. (68-70) قُلۡ اَرَءَیۡتُمۡ اِنۡ جَعَلَ اللّٰہُ عَلَیۡکُمُ الَّیۡلَ سَرۡمَدًا اِلٰی یَوۡمِ الۡقِیٰمَۃِ مَنۡ اِلٰہٌ غَیۡرُ اللّٰہِ یَاۡتِیۡکُمۡ بِضِیَآءٍ ؕ اَفَلَا تَسۡمَعُوۡنَ ﴿۷۱﴾ قُلۡ اَرَءَیۡتُمۡ اِنۡ جَعَلَ اللّٰہُ عَلَیۡکُمُ النَّہَارَ سَرۡمَدًا اِلٰی یَوۡمِ الۡقِیٰمَۃِ مَنۡ اِلٰہٌ غَیۡرُ اللّٰہِ یَاۡتِیۡکُمۡ بِلَیۡلٍ تَسۡکُنُوۡنَ فِیۡہِ ؕ اَفَلَا تُبۡصِرُوۡنَ ﴿۷۲﴾ وَ مِنۡ رَّحۡمَتِہٖ جَعَلَ لَکُمُ الَّیۡلَ وَ النَّہَارَ لِتَسۡکُنُوۡا فِیۡہِ وَ لِتَبۡتَغُوۡا مِنۡ فَضۡلِہٖ وَ لَعَلَّکُمۡ تَشۡکُرُوۡنَ ﴿۷۳﴾ Tell them: "Speak up; if God enshrouds you with night till the Day of Judgement, then what other deity except God will bring you light?"[110] Then, do you not listen?[111] Say: "Speak up! If God continues the day on you forever till the Day of Judgement, then which deity except God can bring you the night in which you receive comfort? Then do you not see? It is His mercy that He has made the night and day for you so that you can receive comfort by night and so that you can find the bounty of your Lord by the day and so that you can be grateful to Him. (71-73) وَ یَوۡمَ یُنَادِیۡہِمۡ فَیَقُوۡلُ اَیۡنَ شُرَکَآءِیَ الَّذِیۡنَ کُنۡتُمۡ تَزۡعُمُوۡنَ ﴿۷۴﴾ وَ نَزَعۡنَا مِنۡ کُلِّ اُمَّۃٍ شَہِیۡدًا فَقُلۡنَا ہَاتُوۡا بُرۡہَانَکُمۡ فَعَلِمُوۡۤا اَنَّ الۡحَقَّ لِلّٰہِ وَ ضَلَّ عَنۡہُمۡ مَّا کَانُوۡا یَفۡتَرُوۡنَ ﴿۷۵﴾ They should bear in mind the day when God will call them; then ask them: "Where are My associates you used to claim?" And We will bring out one witness from each community;[112] then will ask people: "Bring your proof." Then it will become evident to them that the truth is from God and all the lies they had been fabricating will be all be lost from them. (74-75) اِنَّ قَارُوۡنَ کَانَ مِنۡ قَوۡمِ مُوۡسٰی فَبَغٰی عَلَیۡہِمۡ ۪ وَ اٰتَیۡنٰہُ مِنَ الۡکُنُوۡزِ مَاۤ اِنَّ مَفَاتِحَہٗ لَتَنُوۡٓاُ بِالۡعُصۡبَۃِ اُولِی الۡقُوَّۃِ ٭ اِذۡ قَالَ لَہٗ قَوۡمُہٗ لَا تَفۡرَحۡ اِنَّ اللّٰہَ لَا یُحِبُّ الۡفَرِحِیۡنَ ﴿۷۶﴾ وَ ابۡتَغِ فِیۡمَاۤ اٰتٰىکَ اللّٰہُ الدَّارَ الۡاٰخِرَۃَ وَ لَا تَنۡسَ نَصِیۡبَکَ مِنَ الدُّنۡیَا وَ اَحۡسِنۡ کَمَاۤ اَحۡسَنَ اللّٰہُ اِلَیۡکَ وَ لَا تَبۡغِ الۡفَسَادَ فِی الۡاَرۡضِ ؕ اِنَّ اللّٰہَ لَا یُحِبُّ الۡمُفۡسِدِیۡنَ﴿۷۷﴾ [They should not show arrogance on their means and resources. Tell them:] Korah was from among the nation of Moses;[113] then he became rebellious against them.[114] We had given him so many treasures that its keys were barely lifted by a band of many strong men.[115] When the people of his nation[116] counseled him: "Do not show conceit because God does not like the conceited[117] and seek the abode of the Hereafter in whatever God has given you and from this world do not forget to take your share there and the way God has looked upon you with favour, you also look upon others with favour[118] and do not seek disorder in the land because God does not like those who spread disorder.[119] (76-77) قَالَ اِنَّمَاۤ اُوۡتِیۡتُہٗ عَلٰی عِلۡمٍ عِنۡدِیۡ ؕ اَوَ لَمۡ یَعۡلَمۡ اَنَّ اللّٰہَ قَدۡ اَہۡلَکَ مِنۡ قَبۡلِہٖ مِنَ الۡقُرُوۡنِ مَنۡ ہُوَ اَشَدُّ مِنۡہُ قُوَّۃً وَّ اَکۡثَرُ جَمۡعًا ؕ وَ لَا یُسۡـَٔلُ عَنۡ ذُنُوۡبِہِمُ الۡمُجۡرِمُوۡنَ ﴿۷۸﴾ He replied: "I have received all this on the basis of the knowledge I have"[120] – Did he not know how many a nation God has destroyed before this that were far mighty and greater in number than him.[121] Such wrongdoers are not even questioned about their sins. (78) فَخَرَجَ عَلٰی قَوۡمِہٖ فِیۡ زِیۡنَتِہٖ ؕ قَالَ الَّذِیۡنَ یُرِیۡدُوۡنَ الۡحَیٰوۃَ الدُّنۡیَا یٰلَیۡتَ لَنَا مِثۡلَ مَاۤ اُوۡتِیَ قَارُوۡنُ ۙ اِنَّہٗ لَذُوۡ حَظٍّ عَظِیۡمٍ ﴿۷۹﴾ وَ قَالَ الَّذِیۡنَ اُوۡتُوا الۡعِلۡمَ وَیۡلَکُمۡ ثَوَابُ اللّٰہِ خَیۡرٌ لِّمَنۡ اٰمَنَ وَ عَمِلَ صَالِحًا ۚ وَ لَا یُلَقّٰہَاۤ اِلَّا الصّٰبِرُوۡنَ ﴿۸۰﴾ Then, [one day,] he came out before the people of his nation in splendour and majesty;[122] so, [upon seeing him] those who desire the life of this world said: "Would that we also had what Korah has! Undoubtedly, he is very fortunate. And those who were given the treasure of knowledge[123] cried out: "Wretched ones! Those who accept faith and do righteous deeds, for them God's reward is much better than this" – [It is this wisdom which everyone should desire] and it is acquired only by the patient.[124] (79-80) فَخَسَفۡنَا بِہٖ وَ بِدَارِہِ الۡاَرۡضَ ۟ فَمَا کَانَ لَہٗ مِنۡ فِئَۃٍ یَّنۡصُرُوۡنَہٗ مِنۡ دُوۡنِ اللّٰہِ ٭ وَ مَا کَانَ مِنَ الۡمُنۡتَصِرِیۡنَ ﴿۸۱﴾ وَ اَصۡبَحَ الَّذِیۡنَ تَمَنَّوۡا مَکَانَہٗ بِالۡاَمۡسِ یَقُوۡلُوۡنَ وَیۡکَاَنَّ اللّٰہَ یَبۡسُطُ الرِّزۡقَ لِمَنۡ یَّشَآءُ مِنۡ عِبَادِہٖ وَ یَقۡدِرُ ۚ لَوۡ لَاۤ اَنۡ مَّنَّ اللّٰہُ عَلَیۡنَا لَخَسَفَ بِنَا ؕ وَیۡکَاَنَّہٗ لَا یُفۡلِحُ الۡکٰفِرُوۡنَ ﴿۸۲﴾ Then it happened that We thrust Korah and his house in the ground; then neither did a group came to his defense against God to help him nor could he save himself.[125] Now, those who yesterday were desiring to be in his place cried out in amazement: "O! [What was being told to us] has been fulfilled that God alone provides in abundance to whomsoever of His servants He wills and restricts it for whomsoever He wills. Had God not looked upon with us favour, He would have thrust us too in a similar way. Alas! This is the same thing that the disbelievers will not succeed." (81-82) تِلۡکَ الدَّارُ الۡاٰخِرَۃُ نَجۡعَلُہَا لِلَّذِیۡنَ لَا یُرِیۡدُوۡنَ عُلُوًّا فِی الۡاَرۡضِ وَ لَا فَسَادًا ؕ وَ الۡعَاقِبَۃُ لِلۡمُتَّقِیۡنَ ﴿۸۳﴾ مَنۡ جَآءَ بِالۡحَسَنَۃِ فَلَہٗ خَیۡرٌ مِّنۡہَا ۚ وَ مَنۡ جَآءَ بِالسَّیِّئَۃِ فَلَا یُجۡزَی الَّذِیۡنَ عَمِلُوا السَّیِّاٰتِ اِلَّا مَا کَانُوۡا یَعۡمَلُوۡنَ﴿۸۴﴾ This abode of the hereafter [that has been mentioned[126]] We will specifically keep it for those who do not desire their superiority in this world nor are want disorder. [It is they who fear God] and it is those who fear God for whom only there is a triumphant fate.[127] He who brings a virtue [on that day] for him is a better virtue and he who brings a vice, then they who have committed vices will earn precisely what they had been doing [in the previous world].[128] (83-84) اِنَّ الَّذِیۡ فَرَضَ عَلَیۡکَ الۡقُرۡاٰنَ لَرَآدُّکَ اِلٰی مَعَادٍ ؕ قُلۡ رَّبِّیۡۤ اَعۡلَمُ مَنۡ جَآءَ بِالۡہُدٰی وَ مَنۡ ہُوَ فِیۡ ضَلٰلٍ مُّبِیۡنٍ﴿۸۵﴾ [For this reason,] be convinced [O Prophet! that] he who has imposed this responsibility of the Qur'an on you will surely lead you to a good fate.[129] Tell them [now] that my Lord knows full well he who has brought God's guidance and he also who is in manifest error. (85) وَ مَا کُنۡتَ تَرۡجُوۡۤا اَنۡ یُّلۡقٰۤی اِلَیۡکَ الۡکِتٰبُ اِلَّا رَحۡمَۃً مِّنۡ رَّبِّکَ فَلَا تَکُوۡنَنَّ ظَہِیۡرًا لِّلۡکٰفِرِیۡنَ ﴿۫۸۶﴾ وَ لَا یَصُدُّنَّکَ عَنۡ اٰیٰتِ اللّٰہِ بَعۡدَ اِذۡ اُنۡزِلَتۡ اِلَیۡکَ وَ ادۡعُ اِلٰی رَبِّکَ وَ لَا تَکُوۡنَنَّ مِنَ الۡمُشۡرِکِیۡنَ ﴿ۚ۸۷﴾ وَ لَا تَدۡعُ مَعَ اللّٰہِ اِلٰـہًا اٰخَرَ ۘ لَاۤ اِلٰہَ اِلَّا ہُوَ ۟ کُلُّ شَیۡءٍ ہَالِکٌ اِلَّا وَجۡہَہٗ ؕ لَہُ الۡحُکۡمُ وَ اِلَیۡہِ تُرۡجَعُوۡنَ ﴿۸۸﴾ Never did you expect that this Book be revealed to you. It is merely a favour of your Lord [that He has chosen you for this responsibility]. So, [recite out to them exactly the way it is and] never become a helper of these disbelievers.[130] And this should never happen that these people stop you from the verses of God when they have been revealed to you. Keep calling towards your Lord and never be among the polytheists and also do not invoke any other deity besides God. There is no deity except Him. Everything except Him will perish. Judgement rests in His hand only and you shall be returned to Him alone. (86-88) ______________

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Sūrah al-Rūm

Surah al-‘Ankabut

Surah al-Naml (2/2)

Surah al-Naml (1/2)

Surah al-Shu‘ara’ (2/2)

Surah al-Shu‘ara’ (1/2)

Surah al-Furqan

People of Paradise

Surah al-Ra‘d

People of Paradise

Surah al-Ra‘d

Indications of Islam, Faith, Virtue and the Day of Judgement

Surah al-Nur (2/2)

Surah al-Nur (1/2)

Surah Mu’minun (2/2)

Surah Mu’minun (1/2)

Surah al-Hajj (2/2)

Surah al-Hajj (1/2)

Surah al-Anbiya (2/2)

Surah al-Anbiya (1/2)

Surah Taha (3/3)

Surah Taha (2/3)

Surah Taha (1/3)

Surah Maryam (2/2)

Surah Maryam (1/2)

Surah al-Kahf (2/2)

Surah al-Kahf (1/2)

Surah Bani Isra’il (1/3)

Surah al-Nahl (2/2)

Surah al-Nahl (1/2)

Surah Ibrahim – Surah al-Hijr (2/2)

Surah Ibrahim – Surah al-Hijr (1/2)

Surah Yusuf (3/3)

Surah Yusuf (2/3)

Surah Yusuf (1/3)

Surah Hud (3/3)

Surah Hud (2/3)

Surah Hud (1/3)

Surah Yunus (2/2)

Surah Yunus (1/2)

Surah al-Tawbah (61-129) (2/2)

Surah al-Tawbah (61-129) (1/2)

Surah al-Tawbah (38-60)

Surah al-Tawbah (1-37) (2/2)

Surah al-Tawbah (1-37) (1/2)

Is Democracy Compatible with Islam?

Surah al-Anfal (41-75) (2/2)

Surah al-Anfal (41-75) (1/2)

Surah al-Anfal (31-40)

Surah Nisa’ (153-176)

Surahs Muzzammil and Muddaththir

Surah al-Anfal (1-30)

Surah al-A’raf (184-205)

Surah al-A’raf (163-183)

Islamic Punishments

Surah al-A’raf (152-162)

Surah al-A‘raf (123-153)

Surah al-A‘raf (80-122)

Surah al-A‘raf (57-79)

Surah al-A‘raf (26-56) (2/2)

Surah al-A‘raf (26-56) (1/2)

Surah al-A‘raf (1-25)

Surah An‘am (128-165) (2/2)

Surah An‘am (128-165) (1/2)

Surah An‘am (100-127)

Surah An‘am (74-99)

Surah An‘am (46-73)

Surah An‘am (25-45)

The Noble Wives of the Prophet (sws)

Surah An‘am (1-24)

Islamic Punishments

Surahs Falaq-Nas

Surahs Lahab-Ikhlas

Surahs Kafirun-Nasr

Surahs Ma‘un-Kawthar

Surah Fil – Surah Quraysh

Surah ‘Asr – Surah Humazah

Surah Qari‘ah – Surah Takathur

Surah Zilzal – Surah ‘Aadiyat


Surahs Qadr-Bayyinah

Surahs Tin – ‘Alaq

State and Government

Surahs Duha-Alam Nashrah

Surahs Shams-Layl

Islam and the State: A Counter Narrative

Surahs Fajr-Balad

The Basis of Legislation

The Shari‘ah of Preaching

Surahs A‘la - Ghashiyah

Variant Readings

Surahs Mutaffifin - Inshiqaq

Surahs Buruj – Tariq

Itmam al-Hujjah [1] of God’s Messengers

Theory of Evolution (2)

Surahs ‘Asr-Humazah

Theory of Evolution (2)

Surahs Nazi‘at-‘Abas

Surahs Mursalat-Naba

Dealings and Practices of God

Is Democracy Compatible with Islam?

Wudū and Nail Polish

Surahs Qiyamah-Dahr

Surahs Takwir - Infitar

Sūrahs Muzzammil and Muddaththir

Downfall of the Muslims

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi on Hadith

Your Questions Answered

Surahs Nuh and Jinn

Birth Control

An Interview with the Indian Media

Surahs Haqqah and Ma‘arij

Roles and Responsibilities of Muslims in the West

Surahs Mulk - Qalam

The Punishment of Intentional Murder

Hajj and ‘Umrah

Sūrahs Hashr – Mumtahinah

Religious Extremism

Sūrahs Hadīd – Mujādalah

The Right to make a Will

Talks of the Prophet Muhammad (sws)

Surah Waqi‘ah

The General and the Specific

Sūrah Qamar and Sūrah Rahmān

Surah Tur and Surah Najm

Inheritance of an Orphaned Grandchild

The Sharī‘ah of Preaching

The Source of Religion

Sūrah Mā’idah (90-120)

The Prayer

Sūrahs Qāf and Dhāriyāt (Part 2/2)

Sūrahs Qāf and Dhāriyāt (Part 1/2)

Sūrah Mā’idah (32-63) part (1/2)

Sūrah Mā’idah (32-63) part (2/2)

Dealings and Practices of God

Age of ‘Ā’ishah (rta) at her Marriage

Sūrah Mā’idah (1-31) part (1/2)

Sūrah Mā’idah (1-31) part (2/2)