Ghafir, Surah The Forgiver (God) (Qur'an: Surat-40-Ghafir)
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40/Ghafir-1: Hea meem., 40/Ghafir-2: Tanzeelul kiteabi minaalleahil aazeezil aaleem(aaleemi)., 40/Ghafir-3: Geafiriz zanbi va keabilit tavbi shadeedil ikeabi zeet taavl(taavli), lea ileaha illea hoova, ilayhil maaseer(maaseeru).
Ghafir, Surah The Forgiver (God) (Qur'an: Surat-40-Ghafir)
Bismillaah ir rahmaan ir raheem
The bringing down of the Book is from Allah, the All-Mighty, the All-Knowing.
(He is) the Forgiver of sins, the Acceptor of repentance, the Severe in punishment, the Owner of Blessings, Virtue and Generosity. There is no god but He. To Him is the return.
None disputes in the Verses of Allah but those who disbelieve. So let not their revolving around in the cities deceive you.
Before them the people of Noah and after them (other) parties denied (their Messengers). And every nation attacked to seize their Messenger. They disputed by means of the falsehood that they might thereby render null the truth. Finally I seized them. How was My punishment then?
Thus has the Word of your Lord been justified against those who disbelieved, that ‘truly they are the companions of Fire’.
Angels who bear the ‘Non-existence’ and the one (the Imam of the Time) around it glorify their Lord with praise and believe in Him. And ask forgiveness (from Allah) for those who believe (who are Amenû, who wish to reach Allah while they are alive): “Our Lord, You surrounded everything in (Your) Mercy and Knowledge. So forgive those who repent (before their Murshids, religious guides) and follow your Path Way (Sıratı Mustakîm). Preserve them from the torment of hell”!
Our Lord, include those who have attained to the level of total Improvement amongst their fathers and their wives and their offspring in the Gardens of Eden which You have promised them. Surely You are the All-Mighty, the All-Wise (Owner of judgment).
Keep them from evil. And whom you keep from evil deeds on the Day of Permission, then indeed You have Mercy on them, and that is the Mighty Salvation.
Surely those who disbelieve shall be cried out to (shall be told): “Certainly Allah’s Anger is greater towards you than your anger towards your souls (one another). When you were called to the Faith but you used to refuse”.
(The disbelievers) said: “Our Lord, You have made us die twice and You have resurrected us twice, so we confessed our sins. Then, is there any way to get out (from here)”?
This is because, when you were called to Allah, you disbelieved, and when associates were given to Him, you believed. So the judgment belongs to Allah, the Most High, the Greatest.
(Allah) it is Who shows you His Verses and sends down for you sustenance from the heaven. None considers this but he who is Munib (the one who turned to Allah).
Therefore invite to Allah, making the Religion pure for Him, even if the disbelievers may detest.
Allah Who raises the ranks and Who is the Owner of the ‘Non-existence’ sends a spirit (the spirit of the Imam of the Time that will convey the Command of Allah) by His Command onto any of His servants (the heads of His servants that He wishes to deliver to Himself)) He wills (since he wishes to reach Allah, Allah also wishes to make him reach Himself) in order to warn (the spirit of that servant) of the Day to reach Allah.
The Day when they become obvious, nothing of them will be hidden from Allah. Whose is the Dominion on that Day? It is Allah’s, the One, the Punisher.
This Day every soul is punished or rewarded for what it has earned. This Day, there is no injustice. Surely Allah is Swift in reckoning.
And warn them of the Day (Doomsday) that draws near. Then the hearts rise up to the throats in terror. There is no compassionate friend or an intercessor for the wrong-doers whose intersession should be accepted.
(Allah) knows the treachery of the eyes and that which the bosoms conceal.
And Allah judges with the truth. Those whom they called upon besides Him cannot judge anything. Surely Allah; He is All-Hearing, All-Seeing.
Have they not travelled in the earth and seen how was the end of those who were before them? They are superior to them in strength and in the works of art in the land. But Allah seized (killed) them for their sins, and there was none to save them from Allah.
This is because there came to them their Messengers with the clear signs, but they disbelieved (in them). So Allah seized them. Verily He is All-Strong, severe in punishment.
And certainly We sent Moses with Our Verses and clear Sultan (proof, miracle, and Book).
(We sent) to Pharaoh and Hâmân and Korah (Qârûn) but they said: “A belying magician”.
So when he came to them with truth from Our Presence, they said: “(Slay) kill the sons of those who believe (who are Amenû) along with them and keep their women alive”! The plot of the disbelievers is nothing but Misguidance!
And Pharaoh said: “Leave me to kill Moses, and let him call upon his Lord. Surely I fear that he will change your religion or that he will make mischief to appear in the land”.
And Moses said: “Surely I take refuge with my Lord and your Lord as well, from every proud one who does not believe in the Day of Reckoning”!
And a believing man of Pharaoh's family, who used to keep his faith hidden, said: “Will you kill a man merely because he says: ‘My Lord is Allah’? And he has come to you with the clear signs (proofs) from your Lord. If he is a liar, on him will be his lie, and if he is truthful, some of which he threatens you will certainly befall you. Surely Allah does not deliver the one to Hidayet who is a liar, the one who crosses the line”.
(That man said): “O my people! Yours is the dominion this day, you are powerful in the land. But who will help us against the severe torment of Allah if it comes to us”? Pharaoh said: “What I show you is only my opinion and I guide you to nowhere but the path of Irshad (Absolute Salvation)”.
And he who believed said: “O my people, surely I fear for you the like of the day of the factions (of those who were separated into parties)”!
Like the case of the people of Noah and Âd, and Thamûd and those who came after them. And Allah does not will torment for His servants.
And, O my people, I fear for you the Day of Scream (Doomsday)!
The Day on which you will turn your back retreating; there shall be no savior for you from Allah. Whomsoever Allah leaves in Misguidance, then there is no person of Hidayet (the one who will make him reach Allah) for him.
And certainly Joseph (Yûsuf) came to you before with clear proofs. But you did not cease to doubt in that which he brought to you. Even when (he) was ruined, you said: “Allah will never raise a Messenger after him”. Allah leaves in Misguidance those who cross the line, who are doubtful.
They dispute about the Verses of Allah even though no authority (proof) came to them. Anger became great by Allah and by those who believe (who wish to reach Allah before death). This is how Allah seals up the heart of every arrogant, tyrant (not to be opened anymore).
And Pharaoh said: “O Hâmân! Build for me a high tower, that I may attain the reasons (the ways)”.
“(I may reach) the reasons (the ways of) to the heavens, so that I may reach the God of Moses. I surely think him to be a liar”. And thus his evil deed was made fair-seeming to Pharaoh, and he was turned away from the Way. And the plot of Pharaoh was nothing but loss.
And he who believed said: “O my people! Depend on (follow) me, so that I will guide you to the Way of Irshad (Absolute Salvation)”.
O my people! The life of this world is only a (temporary) enjoyment, and surely the Hereafter is the place to settle forever.
Whoever does an evil deed (that decreases the positive degrees), he shall not be recompensed but the like of it. Whoever does an improving deed (the soul's cleansing, the deeds that improve the soul), whether male or female, they are the believers (whose faith ever grow). They shall be put in heaven and shall be given sustenance without measure.
And, O my people! How is it that I call you to the Salvation and you call me to the Fire!
You call me to disbelieve in Allah and associate with Him that of which I have no knowledge. And I call you to the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving (Allah)!
No doubt that what you call me to has no validity. It (the idol) does not have an invitation (authority) in this world or in the Hereafter either. Certainly our turning back is to Allah, and the extravagant are verily the inmates of the Fire.
So you shall remember (understand) what I said to you, and I entrust my affair to Allah. Surely Allah is All-Seeing of His servants.
So Allah protected him from the evils that they plotted and an evil torment encompassed Pharaoh's family.
That is the Fire that they are exposed to it, morning and evening. And on the Day when the Hour shall come to pass (it is said): “Make Pharaoh's family enter the severest torment”!
And, when they argue one another in the Fire, the weak say to those who were arrogant: “Surely we followed (dependent on) you. Can you now avert from us our portion of the Fire”?
Those who were proud said: “Surely we are all in it (fire). Surely Allah has judged between His servants”.
And those who are in the Fire said to the keepers of Hell: “Call upon your Lord that He may lighten to us one day of the Torment”.
(The keepers of hell) said: “Did not your Messengers come to you with the clear proofs”? They said: “Yes”. (The hell keepers) said: “Then you call (beg)”. The call of the disbelievers is only in Misguidance (error).
Most surely We will help Our Messengers and those who believe (who wish to reach Allah while they are alive) in the life of the world and on the Day when the witnesses stand up.
The Day on which their excuse shall not benefit the wrong-doers, for them is the Curse and for them is the evil abode.
And certainly We gave Moses the Hidayet and We made the Children of Israel inherit the Book.
As a Hidayet and a Reminder (Dhikr) for ûli'l elbâb (the owners of continuous Dhikr, the secret treasures of Allah).
Therefore have patience. Surely the Promise of Allah is true. And ask forgiveness for your sins. Glorify your Lord morning and evening with His praise.
Surely those who dispute about the Verses of Allah without any Sultan (authority) that has come to them, there is nothing else in their bosoms except pride which they shall never attain to (Allah). Therefore seek refuge in Allah; surely, it is He Who is All-Hearing, All-Seeing.
Certainly the creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the creation of the human, and yet most people do not know.
And the blind and the seeing are not equal, nor those who believe (who are âmenû, who wish to reach Allah before death) and do improving deeds (the soul's cleansing), and the evil-doers either. How little is it that you think!
Most surely the Hour will come that there is no doubt therein, and yet most of mankind do not believe.
And our Lord said: “Call upon Me, that I shall answer you. Surely those who are too proud of becoming My servant shall enter hell abased and disgraced”.
Allah is He Who made for you the night that you may rest therein and the day to see (luminous). Most surely Allah is the owner of Virtue upon mankind. And yet, most of mankind do not give thanks.
That is Allah, your Lord. The Creator of all things. There is no god but He. How, then, are you made to turn away?
Thus are turned away those who deny the Verses of Allah knowingly, stubbornly.
Allah is He Who made for you the earth as a dwelling-place and constructed the sky, and He fashioned you. Then made your shapes beautiful, and He provided you with clean things. Therefore this Allah is your Lord. Blessed is Allah, the Lord of the Worlds!
He is the Ever Living (Alive), there is no god but He. Therefore call on Him, making the Religion pure for Him. Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds!
Say: “Verily I am forbidden to become a servant to those whom you call upon besides Allah because clear proofs have come to me from my Lord, and I am commanded that I should submit to the Lord of the Worlds (that I should submit my spirit, physical body, soul and free will to Allah).
He it is Who created you from dust. Then from a drop (of sperm), then from an Alak (a drop which is clung to the wall of the uterus). Then He brings you forth as a child, then that you may attain your full strength, then that you may get old. And of you there are some who are caused to die before getting old. And (for some of) you to reach an appointed term. And it is hoped that you may use your intelligence.
He it is Who gives life and causes death. When He decrees an affair, He only says to it: “Be”! And it is, immediately.
Have you not seen those who disputed about the Verses of Allah? How are they turned away?
They belied the Book and that with which We have sent Our Messengers. But they shall soon come to know.
They shall be dragged along with the fetters and the chains on their necks.
They will be put into the boiling water, then in the Fire shall they be burned.
Then they are told: “Where are those which you used to set up as partners”?
Besides Allah. (The people of hell) say: “They are gone away from us. Nay, (it seems that) we did not worship anything before”. Thus does Allah leave the disbelievers in Misguidance.
This is because you were extravagant and insolent in the earth without any right.
Enter through the gates of Hell to stay in it forever. How evil then is the abode of the arrogant.
So have patience, surely the Promise of Allah is true. So should We make you see part of what We promised them with, or should We cause you to die (before), to Us shall they be returned at the end.
And certainly We sent Messengers before you (too). Some of them We have related to you their story and some We have not related to you their story. It is not fit for a Messenger that he should bring a Verse except with Allah's Permission. When the Command of Allah comes, the judgment is given with truth. And those who followed the falsehood then incurred Loss (Husrân).
Allah is He Who created animals for you that ‘you may ride on some of them, and some of them you eat’.
And there are benefits for you in them (animals), and that you may attain (the place that you will go) thereon a wish which is in your hearts. Upon them (animals) and upon the ships you are carried.
And (Allah) shows you His Signs. Then which of Allah's Verses are you denying?
Have they not then travelled in the earth? They should see how was the end of those before them? They were more numerous and stronger in might and in the works of art in the land, but what they used to earn did not avail them in anything.
When their Messenger came to them with the clear proofs, they exulted in what they had with them of knowledge. And what they used to mock surrounded them.
When they saw Our severe punishment, they said: “We believed in Allah and His Oneness and we denied what we used to associate with Him (as His partners)”.
But their belief did not profit them when they had seen Our severe punishment. This is Allah's standing Practice (Law), in dealing with His servants. There the disbelievers incurred Loss (Husrân).
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