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THIS RAPIDLY moving chapter was revealed after Sheba 34 and before the next one called The Believer OR The Forgiving [God] 40. It consists of eight sections of 75 Meccan verses, except for vv. 52-54 (V-VI) which may date from Madina. The chapter begins with an admonition against the sin of associating anything or anyone in our pure worship of God (I), and then it shows how such intercession is void (V). A majestic picture paints God's role in the world (VI). Watch for its dramatic ending which describes Heaven and Hell as the "Throngs" march there in two separate companies, the saved and the damned VIII. In the name of God, the Mercy-giving, the Merciful! (I)
Tanzīlu Al-Kitābi Mina Al-Lahi Al-`Azīzi Al-Ĥakīmi    039-001* The revelation of the Book [occurs] through God, the Powerful, the Wise! ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍
'Innā 'Anzalnā 'Ilayka Al-Kitāba Bil-Ĥaqqi Fā`budi Al-Laha Mukhlişāan Lahu Ad-Dīna    039-002* We have sent the Book down to you wit the Truth, so serve God sincerely: religion belongs to Him
Association
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'Alā Lillahi Ad-Dīnu Al-Khālişu Wa ۚ Al-Ladhīna Attakhadhū Min Dūnihi 'Awliyā'a Mā Na`buduhum 'Illā Liyuqarribūnā 'Ilá Al-Lahi Zulfá 'Inna Al-Laha Yaĥkumu Baynahum Fī Mā Hum Fīhi Yakhtalifūna ۗ 'Inna Al-Laha Lā Yahdī Man Huwa Kādhibun Kaffārun    039-003* Pure religion belongs to God [Alone]! The ones who take on [other] patrons instead of Him [claim]: "We do not serve them except to bring closer to God in homage." God will judge among them about whatever they have been differing over; God does not guide anyone who is disbelieving liar. ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ۚ‍‍‍‍‍‍‌‌ ‍‌ ‌‌ ‌‌‍‍‍‌‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌‌ ‍ ‌‍‌ ‌ ‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ۗ ‍ ‌ ‌ ‍‌‌‌ ‍‍‍‌‌
Law 'Arāda Al-Lahu 'An Yattakhidha Waladāanşţafá Mimmā Yakhluqu Mā Yashā'u ۚ Subĥānahu ۖ Huwa Al-Lahu Al-Wāĥidu Al-Qahhāru    039-004* If God had wanted to adopt a son, He would select an one He wished from what He has created. Glory be to Him! He is God Alone, the Irresistible! ‌ ‌‌‍‍‌‌‌ ‍ ‌‍‍‍‌ ‌‌‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‌‌ ۚ‍‍‍‍ ۖ‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‌‌
Khalaqa As-Samāwāti Wa Al-'Arđa Bil-Ĥaqqi ۖ Yukawwiru Al-Layla `Alá An-Nahāri Wa Yukawwiru An-Nahāra `Alá Al-Layli ۖ Wa Sakhkhara Ash-Shamsa Wa Al-Qamara ۖ Kullun Yajrī Li'jalin Musammáan ۗ 'Alā Huwa Al-`Azīzu Al-Ghaffāru    039-005* He has created Heaven and Earth for Truth. He wraps night up in daytime, and wraps daytime up in night. He regulates the sun and moon: each runs along on a specific course. Is He not the Powerful, the Forgiving ‍‍ ‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍ۖ ‍‍‌ ‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌‍‌ ‌ ۖ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‍‍‍‍ۖ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‌ۗ ‌‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‌‌
Khalaqakum Min Nafsin Wāĥidatin Thumma Ja`ala Minhā Zawjahā Wa 'Anzala Lakum Mina Al-'An`ām Thamāniyata 'Azwājin ۚ Yakhluqukum Fī Buţūni 'Ummahātikum Khalqāan Min Ba`di KhalqinŽulumātin Thalāthin ۚ Dhalikumu Al-Lahu Rabbukum Lahu Al-Mulku ۖ Lā 'Ilāha 'Illā Huwa ۖ Fa'anná Tuşrafūna    039-006* He has created you (all) from a single soul; then made its mate from it. He has sent down eight types of livestock for you. He creates you in your mothers' wombs, one creation following upon another creation in three [stages of] darkness. Such is God, your Lord. Control belongs to Him; there is no god except for Him. Yet you disregard [Him]!
The Atonement Rejected
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'In Takfurū Fa'inna Al-Laha Ghanīyun `Ankum ۖ Wa Lā Yarđá Li`ibādihi Al-Kufra ۖ Wa 'In Tashkurū Yarđahu Lakum ۗ Wa Lā Taziru Wāziratun Wizra 'Ukhۗ Thumma 'Ilá Rabbikum Marji`ukum Fayunabbi'ukum Bimā Kuntum Ta`malūna ۚ 'Innahu `Alīmun Bidhāti Aş-Şudūri    039-007* Even if you disbelieved, God could still dispense with you. He does not approve of disbelief among His servants; however if you act grateful, He will approve of you. No burdened [soul] may bear another's burden. Soon your return will be unto your Lord; then He will notify you about anything you have been doing. He is Aware of everything that is on your minds. ‍ ‍‌‍‍‍‍ ۖ ‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‌ ‌ ۖ ‌‌‌‌ ‍‍‍ ۗ ‌‌ ‍‍‌ ‌‌‌‍‌ ‌‌‌‍‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‌‌ ۗ ‌‌ ‌‍ ‌ ‍‌‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍ ۚ‍‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‌‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‌‍‍‌
Wa 'Idhā Massa Al-'Insāna Đurrun Da`ā Rabbahu Munībāan 'Ilayhi Thumma 'Idhā Khawwalahu Ni`matan Minhu Nasiya Mā Kāna Yad`ū 'Ilayhi Min Qablu Wa Ja`ala Lillahi 'Andādāan Liyuđilla `An Sabīlihi ۚ Qul Tamatta` Bikufrika Qalīlāan ۖ 'Innaka Min 'Aşĥābi An-Nāri    039-008* Whenever any trouble afflicts a man, he appeals to his Lord, showing his concern for Him; then when He confers some favor on him from Himself, he forgets what he had already been appealing to Him about, and sets up rivals for God so he may mislead [people] from His way. SAY: "Enjoy your disbelief for a little while; you will [soon] be an inmate of the Fire!"
The Prophet at Prayer
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'Amman Huwa Qānitun 'Ānā'a Al-Layli Sājidāan Wa Qā'imāan Yaĥdharu Al-'Ākhirata Wa Yarjū Raĥmata Rabbihi ۗ Qul Hal Yastawī Al-Ladhīna Ya`lamūna Wa Al-Ladhīna Lā Ya`lamūna ۗ 'Innamā Yatadhakkaru 'Ū Al-'Albābi    039-009* Who is so prayerful during the small hours of the night, bowing down on his knees [in worship], standing on his guard about the Hereafter, and hoping for his Lord's mercy? SAY: "Are those who know, to be considered equal to those who do not know? Only prudent men reflect [on this]." (II) ‍‍ ‌ ‍‌‌ ‌‍‍‍‌‌ ‍ ‌‌‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‌‌ ‌‍ ‌‍ ‍‍‌ ۗ ‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‍‍‍ ۗ‍‍‌ ‌ ‌‍‍‍‍
Qul Yā `Ibādi Al-Ladhīna 'Āmanū Attaqū Rabbakum ۚ Lilladhīna 'Aĥsanū Fī Hadhihi Ad-Dunyā Ĥasanatun ۗ Wa 'Arđu Al-Lahi Wāsi`atun ۗ 'Innamā Yuwaffá Aş-Şābirūna 'Ajrahum Bighayri Ĥisābin    039-010* SAY: "My servants who believe, heed your Lord. Those who act kindly in this world will have kindness [as their reward]. God's earth is vast! Surely the patient will be paid their wages without any reckoning." ‍ ‍‍‍‌‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‌‍‍‌ ‌‍ ‍‍‍ۚ‍‍‌ ‌ ‌‌‌‍ ۗ ‍ ‌‌ ‌‍‍‌ ۗ‍‍‍‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‌
Qul 'Innī 'Umirtu 'An 'A`buda Al-Laha Mukhlişāan Lahu Ad-Dīna    039-011* SAY: "I have been ordered to serve God sincerely, [making] religion exclusively His. ‍ ‌‍‍‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍
Wa 'Umirtu Li'n 'Akūna 'Awwala Al-Muslimīna    039-012* I have been ordered to be the first of those who are committed to [live in] peace. ‌ ‌‍‍‍ ‌‌ ‍‍‍
Qul 'Innī 'Akhāfu 'In `Aşaytu Rabbī `Adhāba Yawmin `Ažīmin    039-013* SAY: "I fear the torment of an awful day if I should disobey my Lord." ‍ ‌‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‌‍ ‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍
Quli Al-Laha 'A`budu Mukhlişāan Lahu Dīni    039-014* SAY: "God do I worship sincerely; my religion belongs to Him. ‍ ‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‌‍‍‍
Fā`budū Mā Shi'tum Min Dūnihi ۗ Qul 'Inna Al-Khāsirīna Al-Ladhīna Khasirū 'Anfusahum Wa 'Ahlīhim Yawma Al-Qiyāmati ۗ 'Alā Dhālika Huwa Al-Khusrānu Al-Mubīnu    039-015* So worship anything you wish to instead of Him!" SAY: "The losers will be those who have lost their own souls as well as their families' on
Resurrection Day. That will be an obvious loss!
‌ ‌ ‍ ‍‌ ‌‌ ‍‍‌ ۗ ‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌‌‍‍ ‌‌ ‍‍ۗ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍
Lahum Min Fawqihim Žulalun Mina An-Nāri Wa Min Taĥtihim Žulalun ۚ Dhālika Yukhawwifu Al-Lahu Bihi `Ibādahu ۚ Yā `Ibādi Fa Attaqūni    039-016* They will have sheets of fire above them and sheets beneath them." That is how God frightens His servants: "My servants, heed Me!" ‍‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌‍‌ ‍‌ۚ ‌ ‍‍‍ ‍‍‌ ‌ ۚ‍‍‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍
Wa Al-Ladhīna Ajtanabū Aţ-Ţāghūta 'An Ya`budūhā Wa 'Anābū 'Ilá Al-Lahi Lahumu Al-Bushۚ Fabashshir `Ibādi    039-017* The ones who turn aside from the arrogant ones lest they serve them, and turn toward God, will have good news: proclaim such to My servants ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‌ ‌‌‍‌ ‌‌ ‌‌ ۚ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‌
Al-Ladhīna Yastami`ūna Al-Qawla Fayattabi`ūna 'Aĥsanahu ۚ 'Ūlā'ika Al-Ladhīna Hadāhumu Al-Lahu ۖ Wa 'Ūlā'ika Hum 'Ū Al-'Albābi    039-018* who listen to the Statement and follow the best in it. Those are the ones whom God has guided; those are prudent persons. ‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍ ‍‍‍ ‍‍‍ ‌‍‍~ۚ‍‍‌‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍ ‌ ۖ ‌‌‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍
'Afaman Ĥaqqa `Alayhi Kalimatu Al-`Adhābi 'Afa'anta Tunqidhu Man An-Nāri    039-019* Against whom has the sentence of torment been carried out? Will you save someone who is [already] in the Fire? ‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‌
Lakini Al-Ladhīna Attaqaw Rabbahum Lahum Ghurafun Min Fawqihā Ghurafun Mabnīyatun Tajrī Min Taĥtihā Al-'Anhāru ۖ Wa`da Al-Lahi ۖ Lā Yukhlifu Al-Lahu Al-Mī`ād    039-020* Still the ones who heed their Lord will have mansions placed above it, with rooms constructed underneath through which rivers flow, as God's promise. God never breaks any appointment. ‍‍‍‍‍‍‌‌ ‌‍ ‍‍‌ ‍‌‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‌‍‍‌‌ ۖ ‌‌ ۖ ‌ ‍‍‍
'Alam Tará 'Anna Al-Laha 'Anzala Mina As-Samā'i Mā'an Fasalakahu Yanābī`a Fī Al-'Arđi Thumma Yukhriju Bihi Zar`āan Mukhtalifāan 'Alwānuhu Thumma Yahīju Fatarāhu Muşfaran Thumma Yaj`aluhu Ĥuţāmāan ۚ 'Inna Fī Dhālika Ladhikrá Li'wlī Al-'Albābi    039-021* Have you not seen how God sends down water from the sky and lets it trickle through the earth into springs? Then He produces crops of different colors by means of it; next it withers away so you see it yellowed; then he turns it into stubble. In that is a Reminder for prudent persons. (III) ‌‌ ‍ ‌‌‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‌‌ ‍‍‍‌‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‌ ‌‌‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‌‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‌‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‌ۚ ‌ ‍‌‌ ‌ ‍‍
'Afaman Sharaĥa Al-Lahu Şadrahu Lil'islāmi Fahuwa `Alá Nūrin Min Rabbihi ۚ Fawaylun Lilqāsiyati Qulūbuhum Min Dhikri Al-Lahi ۚ 'Ūlā'ika Fī Đalālin Mubīnin    039-022* Anyone whose breast God has opened up to Islam will [receive] light from his Lord. It will be awful for those whose hearts have been hardened against remembering God! Such people are in obvious error. ‍‌ ‍‍‌‍ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‌ ‍ ‌‍ ‍‍‌ ۚ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‌ ‌‍‍‍‌ ۚ‍‍‌‍‍‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‌
Al-Lahu Nazzala 'Aĥsana Al-Ĥadīthi Kitābāan Mutashābihāan Mathāniya Taqsha`irru Minhu Julūdu Al-Ladhīna Yakhshawna Rabbahum Thumma Talīnu Julūduhum Wa Qulūbuhum 'Ilá Dhikri Al-Lahi ۚ Dhālika Hudá Al-Lahi Yahdī Bihi Man Yashā'u ۚ Wa Man Yuđlili Al-Lahu Famā Lahu Min Hādin    039-023* God has sent down the finest report in a consistently duplicated Book. The skins of those who dread their Lord tingle with it; then their skins and hearts are softened up for remembering God. Such is God's guidance; He guides anyone He wishes by means of it, while anyone whom God lets go astray will have no one to guide him. ‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‌‌ ‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‌‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍ ‌‍‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‌‍‍‍‍ ‌‌ ‌‍‍‍‌ ۚ ‌ ‌‌ ‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‌‌ ۚ ‌‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‌ ‍‍‍
'Afaman Yattaqī Biwajhihi Sū'a Al-`Adhābi Yawma Al-Qiyāmati ۚ Wa Qīla Lilžžālimīna Dhūqū Mā Kuntum Taksibūna    039-024* Who is it who wards off the worst torment from his person on
Resurrection Day? Wrongdoers will be told: "Taste what you have been earning!"
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Kadhdhaba Al-Ladhīna Min Qablihim Fa'atāhumu Al-`Adhābu Min Ĥaythu Lā Yash`urūna    039-025* The ones who preceded them denied it, so torment came at them from somewhere they did not notice. ‍‍‍‍ ‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‌‍‍‌
Fa'adhāqahumu Al-Lahu Al-Khizya Fī Al-Ĥayāati Ad-Dunۖ Wa La`adhābu Al-'Ākhirati 'Akbaru ۚ Law Kānū Ya`lamūna    039-026* God lets them taste disgrace during worldly life while torment in the Hereafter will be even greater if they only realized it! ‌‌‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‌ ۖ‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‌‌ ۚ ‌ ‍‌ ‍‍‍
Wa Laqad Đarabnā Lilnnāsi Fī Hādhā Al-Qur'āni Min Kulli Mathalin La`allahum Yatadhakkarūna    039-027* We have made up every sort of comparison for mankind in this Reading so that they may be reminded by ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‌ ‍‍‍‌ ‍ ‍‍‌
Qur'ānāan `Arabīyāan Ghayra Dhī `Iwajin La`allahum Yattaqūna    039-028* an Arabic Quran possessing no ambiguity so that they may do their duty.
Getting Along Socially
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Đaraba Al-Lahu Mathalāan Rajulāan Fīhi Shurakā'u Mutashākisūna Wa Rajulāan Salamāan Lirajulin Hal Yastawiyāni Mathalāan ۚ Al-Ĥamdu Lillahi ۚ Bal 'Aktharuhum Lā Ya`lamūna    039-029* God has compared one man who has quarrelsome partners with another man dealing peacefully with [still another] man. Are either of them comparable? Praise be to God! Yet most of them do not realize it. ‍‍ ‌ ‌‍‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‌‌ ‍‍‍ ‌‌‍‌ ‌‌ ‍‍‍ۚ ۚ ‌ ‌ ‍‍‍
'Innaka Mayyitun Wa 'Innahum Mayyitūna    039-030* You are mortal and they are mortal [too]. ‍‍ ‌ ‌‌‍‍‍‍‍
Thumma 'Innakum Yawma Al-Qiyāmati `Inda Rabbikum Takhtaşimūna    039-031* Still on
Resurrection Day you (all) will argue it out before your Lord. PART TWENTY-FOUR (IV)
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Faman 'Ažlamu Mimman Kadhaba `Alá Al-Lahi Wa Kadhdhaba Biş-Şidqi 'Idh Jā'ahu ۚ 'Alaysa Fī Jahannama Mathwáan Lilkāfirīna    039-032* Who is more in the wrong than someone who lies about God and denies the facts even though they have come to him? Is there not room in
Hell for such disbelievers?
‌‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‌‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‌‌ ‍‍‍‌‍‍~ۚ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‌‌ ‍‍‍‍
Wa Al-Ladhī Jā'a Biş-Şidqi Wa Şaddaqa Bihi ۙ 'Ūlā'ika Humu Al-Muttaqūna    039-033* Those who bring the facts and confirm them are heedful. ‍‍‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‍‍‍‍‍ ۙ‍‍‌‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍
Lahum Mā Yashā'ūna `Inda Rabbihim ۚ Dhālika Jazā'u Al-Muĥsinīna    039-034* They will have anything they wish from their Lord; that is the reward for those who act kindly. ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‌‍‍‍‍‌ ‌‍ ۚ‍‍‌‌‌ ‍‍‍
Liyukaffira Al-Lahu `Anhum 'Aswa'a Al-Ladhī `Amilū Wa Yajziyahum 'Ajrahum Bi'aĥsani Al-Ladhī Kānū Ya`malūna    039-035* God will erase the worst that they have done for them: He will reward them by paying them for the finest part of anything they have been doing. ‍‍‌ ‍ ‌‌‌ ‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‍‍‍ ‌ ‍‍‍
'Alaysa Al-Lahu Bikāfin `Abdahu ۖ Wa Yukhawwifūnaka Bial-Ladhīna Min Dūnihi ۚ Wa Man Yuđlili Al-Lahu Famā Lahu Min Hādin    039-036* Is not God Sufficient for His servant? They frighten you with the ones [they worship] instead of Him, while anyone whom God lets go astray will have no guide. ‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ۖ ‌‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‌ ‌‌ ‍‍‌ ۚ ‌‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‌ ‍‍‍
Wa Man Yahdi Al-Lahu Famā Lahu Min Muđillin ۗ 'Alaysa Al-Lahu Bi`azīzin Dhī Antiqāmin    039-037* No one can mislead anyone whom God guides. Is God not Powerful, the Wielder of
Retribution?
Proof of God
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Wa La'in Sa'altahum Man Khalaqa As-Samāwāti Wa Al-'Arđa Layaqūlunna Al-Lahu ۚ Qul 'Afara'aytum Mā Tad`ūna Min Dūni Al-Lahi 'In 'Adaniya Al-Lahu Biđurrin Hal Hunna Kāshifātu Đurrihi 'Aw 'Adanī Biraĥmatin Hal Hunna Mumsikātu Raĥmatihi ۚ Qul Ĥasbiya Al-Lahu ۖ `Alayhi Yatawakkalu Al-Mutawakkilūna    039-038* If you should ask them who created Heaven and Earth, they would say: "God." SAY: "Have you (all) ever seen what you appeal to instead of to God [Alone]? If God wanted [to cause] me any trouble, would such females ever remove His trouble? Or if He wants some mercy for me, will such females hold back His mercy?" SAY: "God is [the Means] by Which I reckon; on Him do the reliant rely." ‍‌ ‍‍ ‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‍‍ ۚ ‍ ‌‍‌‍ ‌ ‍‍‍ ‍‌‍‍‌ ‍ ‌ ‌‌‍‌‌ ‍ ‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍ ‍ ‌‌‌ ‌‌‍‌‌ ‍‍‍ ‌‍ ‍‍‌ ۚ ۖ ‍‍
Qul Yā Qawmi A`malū `Alá Makānatikum 'Innī `Āmilun ۖ Fasawfa Ta`lamūna    039-039* SAY: "My people, act according to your situation. I am so acting, and you shall know ‌ ‌ ‌‍‍ ‌ۖ‍‍
Man Ya'tīhi `Adhābun Yukhzīhi Wa Yaĥillu `Alayhi `Adhābun Muqīmun    039-040* who will be given such torment as will disgrace him, and on whom lasting torment will settle down." ‍‍‍ ‍‍‌ ‍‍‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‌ ‌ ‍‍‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍
'Innā 'Anzalnā `Alayka Al-Kitāba Lilnnāsi Bil-Ĥaqqi ۖ Famani Ahtadá Falinafsihi ۖ Wa Man Đalla Fa'innamā Yađillu `Alayhā ۖ Wa Mā 'Anta `Alayhim Biwakīlin    039-041* We have sent you down the Book with Truth for mankind. Anyone who is guided, will be so for his own sake, while anyone who goes astray will only stray because of it as well. You are not set up as any guardian over them.
Death and Sleep (v)
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Al-Lahu Yatawaffá Al-'Anfusa Ĥīna Mawtihā Wa A-Atī Lam Tamut Fī Manāmihā ۖ Fayumsiku Allatī Qađá `Alayhā Al-Mawta Wa Yursilu Al-'Ukhrá 'Ilá 'Ajalin Musammáan ۚ 'Inna Fī Dhālika La'āyātin Liqawmin Yatafakkarūna    039-042* God recalls souls at the time of their death, and those who have not died, during their sleep. He holds on to anyone whom death has been decided for, and sends the others back for a specific period. In that are signs for folk who meditate.
Intercession is Futile
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'Ami Attakhadhū Min Dūni Al-Lahi Shufa`ā'a ۚ Qul 'Awalaw Kānū Lā Yamlikūna Shay'āan Wa Lā Ya`qilūna    039-043* Or do they adopt intercessors instead of God? SAY: "Even though they do not control a thing and cannot even reason?" ‍‍‍‌‌ ‍‌‍‍‌ ‍ ‍‍‍‌‌ ۚ ‍ ‌‌‌ ‍‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‌ ‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍
Qul Lillahi Ash-Shafā`atu Jamī`āan ۖ Lahu Mulku As-Samāwāti Wa Al-'Arđi ۖ Thumma 'Ilayhi Turja`ūna    039-044* SAY: "Intercession belongs entirely to God. He holds control over Heaven and Earth; soon you will return to Him." ‍‍ ‍ ‌ۖ ‍‌‍‍‌‌‍ ۖ ‌ ‍‍‍
Wa 'Idhā Dhukira Al-Lahu Waĥdahu Ashma'azzat Qulūbu Al-Ladhīna Lā Yu'uminūna Bil-'Ākhirati ۖ Wa 'Idhā Dhukira Al-Ladhīna Min Dūnihi 'Idhā Hum Yastabshirūna    039-045* Whenever God Alone is mentioned, the hearts of those who do not believe in the Hereafter shudder, while when others are mentioned instead of Him, why, they are overjoyed! ‌‌‌‌ ‌‍‍‍‌ ‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ۖ ‌‌‌‌‌ ‌‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‍‌ ‌‌ ‌‌‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌
Quli Al-Lahumma Fāţira As-Samāwāti Wa Al-'Arđi `Ālima Al-Ghaybi Wa Ash-Shahādati 'Anta Taĥkumu Bayna `Ibādika Fī Mā Kānū Fīhi Yakhtalifūna    039-046* SAY: "O God, the Originator of Heaven and Earth, Knowing the Unseen and the Visible! You will judge among Your servants concerning whatever they may have been differing about."
Retribution
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Wa Law 'Anna Lilladhīna Žalamū Mā Fī Al-'Arđi Jamī`āan Wa Mithlahu Ma`ahu Lāftadaw Bihi Min Sū'i Al-`Adhābi Yawma Al-Qiyāmati ۚ Wa Badā Lahum Mina Al-Lahi Mā Lam Yakūnū Yaĥtasibūna    039-047* Even if those who do wrong had absolutely everything on earth and the like of it besides, with which to redeem themselves from the worst torment on
Resurrection Day, something they had not been figuring on will be shown them by God:
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Wa Badā Lahum Sayyi'ātu Mā Kasabū Wa Ĥāqa Bihim Mā Kānū Bihi Yastahzi'ūn    039-048* the evil deeds they have earned will appear before them, and whatever they were joking about will sweep in around them. ‌‌ ‍‍‍‌ ‌‍‍‍ ‌ ‍ ‍‍‌ ‍‍‍
Fa'idhā Massa Al-'Insāna Đurrun Da`ānā Thumma 'Idhā Khawwalnāhu Ni`matan Minnā Qāla 'Innamā 'Ūtītuhu `Alá `Ilmin ۚ Bal Hiya Fitnatun Wa Lakinna 'Aktharahum Lā Ya`lamūna    039-049* Whenever any trouble afflicts man, he appeals to Us; then when We confer some favor from Ourself on him, he says: "I was given it only because I knew [enough]. Rather it is a test, even though most of them do not realize it. ‌‌‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‍‌‌ ‌‌ ‍ ‌‌‌‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍ ‌ ‌ ۚ ‌ ‌‍ ‌‍ ‌ ‍‍‍
Qad Qālahā Al-Ladhīna Min Qablihim Famā 'Aghná `Anhum Mā Kānū Yaksibūna    039-050* Those who preceded them said so, yet whatever they had earned did not help them out. ‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‌ ‍ ‌ ‍‌ ‍‍‍
Fa'aşābahum Sayyi'ātu Mā Kasabū Wa ۚ Al-Ladhīna Žalamū Min Hā'uulā' Sayuşībuhum Sayyi'ātu Mā Kasabū Wa Mā Hum Bimu`jizīna    039-051* The evil deeds they will have earned will alight upon them, and the evil deeds they have earned will strike those who have done wrong, so they will not escape it. ‍‍‍ ‍‍‍ۚ‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‌‌‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‌ ‌‌ ‍ ‍‍‍
'Awalam Ya`lamū 'Anna Al-Laha Yabsuţu Ar-Rizqa Liman Yashā'u Wa Yaqdiru ۚ 'Inna Fī Dhālika La'āyātin Liqawmin Yu'uminūna    039-052* Do they not know that God extends sustenance to anyone He wishes, and budgets it out? There are signs in that for folk who believe.
Repentance (VI)
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Qul Yā `Ibādī Al-Ladhīna 'Asrafū `Alá 'Anfusihim Lā Taqnaţū Min Raĥmati Al-Lahi ۚ 'Inna Al-Laha Yaghfiru Adh-Dhunūba Jamī`āan ۚ 'Innahu Huwa Al-Ghafūru Ar-Raĥīmu    039-053* SAY: "My servants who have acted extravagantly against themselves still do not despair of God's mercy. God forgives all offences; He is the Forgiving, the Merciful. ‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‌‍‌ ‍‍‌ ‌‌‍‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍ ‌‍ ‍ ‌ ۚ ‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‌ ‌‍‍ ۚ‍‍‍‍‍‍‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍
Wa 'Anībū 'Ilá Rabbikum Wa 'Aslimū Lahu Min Qabli 'An Ya'tiyakumu Al-`Adhābu Thumma Lā Tunşarūna    039-054* Turn in repentance towards your Lord and commit yourselves peacefully to Him before torment comes to you; then you will not be supported. ‌‍‌ ‌‌ ‌‍ ‌‌ ‌ ‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‍‍‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌
Wa Attabi`ū 'Aĥsana Mā 'Unzila 'Ilaykum Min Rabbikum Min Qabli 'An Ya'tiyakumu Al-`Adhābu Baghtatan Wa 'Antum Lā Tash`urūna    039-055* Follow the finest part of whatever has been sent down to you from your Lord before torment comes upon you suddenly while you do not notice it, ‌ ‌ ‍‍‌ ‍‍ ‌‍ ‌‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‍‍‌‍‍ ‌ ‌‌‍‍ ‌ ‍‍‌
'An Taqūla Nafsun Yā Ĥasratā `Alá Mā Farraţtu Fī Janbi Al-Lahi Wa 'In Kuntu Lamina As-Sākhirīna    039-056* lest some soul should say: "O pity me, since I have been so lax so far as God is concerned, and because I was a scoffer." ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‍‌ ‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‍ ‌‌‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍
'Aw Taqūla Law 'Anna Al-Laha Hadānī Lakuntu Mina Al-Muttaqīna    039-057* Or he may say: "If God had only guided me, I'd have been more heedful." ‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‌ ‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍
'Aw Taqūla Ĥīna Tará Al-`Adhāba Law 'Anna Lī Karratan Fa'akūna Mina Al-Muĥsinīna    039-058* Or he may say as he sees the torment: "If I only had another chance, then I'd be someone who acts kindly!"
God's Role in the World
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Balá Qad Jā'atka 'Āyātī Fakadhdhabta Bihā Wa Astakbarta Wa Kunta Mina Al-Kāfirīna    039-059* Of course My signs came to you, yet you rejected them and acted proudly, and were a disbeliever! ‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‌ ‌ ‍‍ ‌ ‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍
Wa Yawma Al-Qiyāmati Tará Al-Ladhīna Kadhabū `Alá Al-Lahi Wujūhuhum Muswaddatun ۚ 'Alaysa Fī Jahannama Mathwáan Lilmutakabbirīna    039-060* On
Resurrection Day you will see how the faces of the ones who have lied about God will be blackened. Is there not room in
Hell for the overbearing?
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Wa Yunaj Al-Lahu Al-Ladhīna Attaqaw Bimafāzatihim Lā Yamassuhumu As-Sū'u Wa Lā Hum Yaĥzanūna    039-061* God will deliver the ones who have done their duty, to their place of achievement; evil will not touch them nor will they be saddened. ‍‍‍‍‍‍‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‌‌ ‌‌ ‍‍‍
Al-Lahu Khāliqu Kulli Shay'in ۖ Wa Huwa `Alá Kulli Shay'in Wa Kīlun    039-062* God is the Creator of everything; He is in Charge of everything. ‍‍‍‍‍ ۖ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‌
Lahu Maqālīdu As-Samāwāti Wa Al-'Arđi Wa ۗ Al-Ladhīna Kafarū Bi'āyāti Al-Lahi 'Ūlā'ika Humu Al-Khāsirūna    039-063* He holds the controls for Heaven and Earth while those who disbelieve in God's signs will be the losers. (VII) ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‌‍‍‌‌‍ ۗ‍‍‍‍ ‌‌ ‍‍‍ ‍ ‌‍‍‌‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‌
Qul 'Afaghayra Al-Lahi Ta'murūnnī 'A`budu 'Ayyuhā Al-Jāhilūna    039-064* SAY: "Are you ordering me to worship somebody besides God, you know-nothings? ‍ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌ ‌‌ ‍‍
Wa Laqad 'Ūĥiya 'Ilayka Wa 'Ilá Al-Ladhīna Min Qablika La'in 'Ashrakta Layaĥbaţanna `Amaluka Wa Latakūnanna Mina Al-Khāsirīna    039-065* Yet there has been inspired in you as well as in those before you: 'If you associate [anything with God], your action will collapse and you will be a loser.' ‍‍‍‍‌ ‌‍‍‌ ‌ ‌‌‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍
Bali Al-Laha Fā`bud Wa Kun Mina Ash-Shākirīna    039-066* Rather you should worship God [Alone] and act grateful."
Resurrection Day
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Wa Mā Qadarū Al-Laha Ĥaqqa Qadrihi Wa Al-'Arđu Jamī`āan Qabđatuhu Yawma Al-Qiyāmati Wa As-Samāwātu Maţwīyātun Biyamīnihi ۚ Subĥānahu Wa Ta`ālá `Ammā Yushrikūna    039-067* They have not valued God the way He should be valued. The whole earth will lie within His grasp on
Resurrection Day, while Heaven will be folded up in His right hand. Glory be to Him; Exalted is He over anything they may associate [with Him]!
‍‌‌‍ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‌ ‌‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍ ‌‍‌‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‌ ۚ‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍
Wa Nufikha Fī Aş-Şūri Faşa`iqa Man As-Samāwāti Wa Man Al-'Arđi 'Illā Man Shā'a Al-Lahu ۖ Thumma Nufikha Fīhi 'Ukhrá Fa'idhā Hum Qiyāmun Yanžurūna    039-068* The Trumpet will be sounded and whoever is in Heaven and whoever is on Earth will be stunned, except for someone God may wish. Then another [blast] will be blown and behold, they will stand there watching! ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‌ ‍‌‍‍‌ ‌‍‌ ‌‍ ‌‌ ‍‌‍‍‌‌ ۖ‍‍‍‍ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌
Wa 'Ashraqati Al-'Arđu Binūri Rabbihā Wa Wuđi`a Al-Kitābu Wa Jī'a Bin-Nabīyīna Wa Ash-Shuhadā'i Wa Quđiya Baynahum Bil-Ĥaqqi Wa Hum Lā Yužlamūna    039-069* The earth will shine through its Lord's light and the Book will be laid open. Prophets and witnesses will be brought in, and judgment will be pronounced among them formally, and they will not be harmed. ‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌‍‌ ‌‌‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‍‍‌‌‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍
Wa Wuffiyat Kullu Nafsin Mā `Amilat Wa Huwa 'A`lamu Bimā Yaf`alūna    039-070* Every soul will be repaid for whatever it has done; He is quite Aware of what they are doing.
Hell (VIII)
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Wa Sīqa Al-Ladhīna Kafarū 'Ilá Jahannama Zumaan ۖ Ĥattá 'Idhā Jā'ūhā Futiĥat 'Abwābuhā Wa Qāla Lahum Khazanatuhā 'Alam Ya'tikum Rusulun Minkum Yatlūna `Alaykum 'Āyāti Rabbikum Wa Yundhirūnakum Liqā'a Yawmikumdhā ۚ Qālū Balá Wa Lakin Ĥaqqat Kalimatu Al-`Adhābi `Alá Al-Kāfirīna    039-071* The ones who disbelieve will be driven along to
Hell in throngs until, just as they come up to it, its gates will swing open and its keepers will say to them: "Did not messengers come to you from among yourselves reciting your Lord's verses to you and warning you about meeting [Him] on this day of yours?" They will say: "Of course!" But the Sentence about torment has still come due for disbelievers.
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Qīla Adkhulū 'Abwāba Jahannama Khālidīna Fīhā ۖ Fabi'sa Math Al-Mutakabbirīna    039-072* Someone else will say: "Enter
Hell's gates to remain there. What an awful lodging will it be for the overbearing!"
Heaven OR Paradise
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Wa Sīqa Al-Ladhīna Attaqaw Rabbahum 'Ilá Al-Jannati Zumaan ۖ Ĥattá 'Idhā Jā'ūhā Wa Futiĥat 'Abwābuhā Wa Qāla Lahum Khazanatuhā Salāmun `Alaykum Ţibtumdkhulūhā Khālidīna    039-073* The ones who have heeded their Lord will be driven along to the Garden in throngs until just as they come up to it, its gates will swing open and its keepers will tell them: "Peace be upon you! You have been good, so enter it to remain there." ‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‌‌ ‌‍ ‌‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‌‌‌ۖ‌ ‌‌‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‌‌ ‌ ‌‍‍‌‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍
Wa Qālū Al-Ĥamdu Lillahi Al-Ladhī Şadaqanā Wa`dahu Wa 'Awrathanā Al-'Arđa Natabawwa'u Mina Al-Jannati Ĥaythu Nashā'u ۖ Fani`ma 'Ajru Al-`Āmilīna    039-074* They will say: "Praise be to God Who has held True to His promise for us and let us inherit the earth! We shall settle down anywhere we wish to in the Garden. How favored are such workers' wages!" ‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌‌‌‍‌‍ ‌‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‌‌ ۖ‍‍‌ ‍‍‍
Wa Tará Al-Malā'ikata Ĥāffīna Min Ĥawli Al-`Arshi Yusabbiĥūna Biĥamdi Rabbihim ۖ Wa Quđiya Baynahum Bil-Ĥaqqi Wa Qīla Al-Ĥamdu Lillahi Rabbi Al-`Ālamīna    039-075* You will see the angels clustering around the Throne hymning their Lord's praise. Judgment will be pronounced on them formally, and someone will say: "Praise be to God, Lord of the Universe!" ‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‌‍ ۖ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌‍ ‍‍‍
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