Fussilat, Surah They are Explained in Detail (Qur'an: Surat-41-Fussilat)
The Noble Qur'an
41/Fussilat-1: Hea meem., 41/Fussilat-2: Tanzeelun minar raahmeanir raaheem(raaheemi)., 41/Fussilat-3: Kiteabun fussilat eayeatuhu kur’eanan aaraabiyyan li kaavmin yaa’lamoon(yaa’lamoona).
Fussilat, Surah They are Explained in Detail (Qur'an: Surat-41-Fussilat)
Bismillaah ir rahmaan ir raheem
Sent down by the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful (Allah).
A Book of which the Verses are explained in detail, a Qur'ân in Arabic for a people who know.
As a herald of good news and a warner. But most of them have turned away. So they no longer hear.
And they said: “Our hearts are under coverings (to prevent us from comprehension) from that, to which you call us, and there is heaviness in our ears, and a veil hangs between us and you. So do (whatever you want)! We too are the ones who will do whatever we want”.
Say: “I am only a human being like you are. It is being revealed to me that your Deity is only One Deity. Therefore direct yourself to Him (turn to Him) and ask for forgiveness from Him. And woe to the associators (those who associate others with Him)”.
They do not give alms (Zakât). And they, they deny the hereafter (having their spirits reach Allah while they are alive).
As for those who believe (who are âmenû, who wish to reach Allah before death) and do improving deeds (the soul's cleansing), there is surely a continuous reward.
Say: “Do you indeed disbelieve in Him Who created the earth in two Days? And do you set up equals with Him? That is the Lord of the Worlds”.
And there, He made on it firm mountains. And He blessed therein with abundance. Measured therein their foods (sustenance) in four Days, equally for the seekers.
Then He directed towards the sky that was a smoke. Then (He) said to it (the sky) and the earth: “Come both of you willingly or unwillingly”. They both said: “We came willingly”.
So He ordained (created) them seven layers in two Days. Revealed in every layer its command. And We adorned the skies of earth guarding with lamps. This is the Decree of the All-Mighty, All-Knowing (Allah).
If they still turn their faces, then say: “I have warned you of a thunderbolt, like the thunderbolt of Âd and Thamûd”.
When their Messengers came to them from before them and from behind (after) them, for them not to become servants to anything but Allah, they said: “If our Lord had willed, He would certainly have sent down angels. Therefore we are the ones who surely deny which you are sent with”.
But the people of Âd became arrogant without a right in the land, and they said: “Who is mightier in strength than we”? Did they not see that Allah Who created them is mightier than they are, in strength? And they were denying our Verses knowingly, stubbornly.
Upon that, We sent on them a furious cold storm that comes with a violent sound in unlucky days, that We may make them taste the torment of abasement in the life of this world. And certainly the torment of the Hereafter is much more abasing, and they shall not be helped.
And as to (people of) Thamûd, We have then delivered them to Hidayet. Yet, they preferred blindness towards Hidayet. Therefore a thunderbolt of an abasing torment seized them because of what they used to earn.
And We saved those who believed (those who wished to reach Allah while they were alive) and thus they had become the owners of piety.
And on that Day, the enemies of Allah are gathered together to the Fire, so they (the ones before and after them) are brought together.
Even when they came to it (to the Fire), their eyes, ears and skins (extremities) borne witness against them (in their life films) as to what they used to do.
And they said to their own skins (extremities): “Why have you borne witness against us”? (They) said: “Allah Who makes everything speak has made us speak. He created you at first, and to Him you shall be brought back”.
And you were not afraid that your ears, eyes and skins (extremities) to bear witness against you. And but you thought that Allah did not know most of what you were doing.
And that assumption of yours about your Lord has tumbled you down into perdition, so you became of those who have fallen into Loss.
Then if they can endure, now the Fire is the abode for them, and if they seek to be pardoned, they are not of those who will be pardoned.
And We have assigned for them intimate companions who have made fair-seeming to them, what is before them and what is behind them (what they have done and what they would do). The Word (of torment) proved true among the nations of the jinn and the men that have passed away before them. Surely they are the ones who have fallen into Loss.
And those who disbelieved said: “Do not listen to this Qur'ân, make noise therein (during its recitation), perhaps you may be victorious”.
Therefore We will most certainly make those who disbelieve taste a severe torment, and We will most certainly punish them for the worst of what they used to do.
The punishment of the enemies of Allah is the Fire. There is for them the eternal home as a fit punishment for that they used to deny our Verses knowingly.
And those who disbelieved said: “Our Lord, show us those who led us astray from among the jinn and the men that we trample them under our feet so that they may be of the lowest”.
As for those who say: “Our Lord is Allah”, then take a direction (turn to Allah and maintain the Religion), the angels descend upon them (saying): “Do not fear, nor grieve! And rejoice in the good news of heaven which you were promised”.
We are your friends in this world and in the Hereafter. Therein is (every) thing for you what your souls desire and what you ask for.
As a treat (offering) from the Oft-Forgiving, the Most Merciful (Allah).
And who is better in speech than he who calls to Allah and do improving deed (the soul's purification) and says: “I am surely of those who is submitted (to Allah)”?
And the good deed and the evil deed are not equal. Repel (evil) with what is best. Then the one whom you had enmity in between becomes as if he were a compassionate friend.
And none are made to attain that (to be able to repel evil with what is best) but those who are patient, and the owners of Great Happiness.
And certainly an incitement will come to you from Satan. Then seek refuge in Allah. Surely, He is All-Hearing, All-Knowing.
And from among His Signs are the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. Do not prostrate yourselves to the sun and the moon. If you became servants to Him (Allah), prostrate yourselves to Allah Who created them.
But if they are still too proud, (they shall know that) those who are in your Lord's Presence glorify Him the night and the day, and they are never bored.
And from among His Signs is that you see the earth dry. When We send down on it the water, it moves and swells. Most surely (Allah) Who gives it (earth) life is the Giver of life to the dead. Surely He is Omnipotent.
Verily those who distort Our Verses are not hidden from Us. Are those then who are cast into the Fire better, or those who come to Us secure on the Day of Resurrection? Do what you wish; surely He is the All-Seer of what you do.
Surely they denied the Reminder (the Qur'ân) when it came to them, and most surely it is a Mighty (Honorable) Book.
Falsehood cannot come to it from before and behind it. (It is) sent down by the All-Wise, the All-Praised One.
What is said to you is no different than what was said to the ones before you. Surely your Lord is the Owner of Forgiveness, and painful torment.
And if We had made it (the Book) in a foreign language, they would certainly have said: “Should not its verses be explained”! A foreign language for an Arab? Say: “It is Hidayet and a Healing to those who believe (who are âmenû, who wish to reach Allah while they are alive), and there is heaviness in the ears of those who do not believe. It (the Qur'ân) is a blindness for them (not a Hidayet or Healing). They are called from a place far away.
And certainly We gave a Book to Moses, but they have differed about it. If a Word had not already gone forth from your Lord, the judgment would certainly have been given between them (right away). And most surely they are the ones who are in an absolute doubt about it.
Whoever does an improving deed (the soul's cleansing), it is for his own soul, and whoever does evil, it is against him. And your Lord is never tormenting to (His) servants.
To Him is turned (belongs) the Knowledge of the Hour (Doomsday). No fruit comes out of its bloom without His Knowledge. No female conceives, nor can she give birth. On the Day when they shall be called out: “Where are My partners”? They shall say: “We declared to You, none of us is a witness”.
And those whom they used to call upon before went away from them, and they knew that there is no place to escape for them.
Human is never tired of praying for good (asking). If an evil touches him, then he gives up all hope and is lost in despair.
And if We make him taste a Mercy from Us after harm has touched him, he says: “This is mine (my right), and I do not think the Hour (of Doomsday) will come to pass. And even if I am brought back to my Lord, certainly in His presence are absolute beautiful things”. Then We will most certainly inform those who disbelieved of what they did, and We will most certainly make them taste of the terrible torment.
And when We bestowed a blessing on man, he turned aside and moved away (from thankfulness). And when evil touches him, he prays a lot.
Say: “Have you seen? If it (Qur'ân) is from Allah’s presence and then you disbelieved in it, who is in greater Misguidance than he who is in a distant opposition”?
We will show them Our Verses in the objectivity (with the eyes of our spirits) and in the subjectivity (with the hearts’ eyes of our souls), that it will become quite clear to them that this is the Truth. Is it not sufficient that your Lord is a Witness over all things?
They are surely in doubt as to reaching their Lord (they are dubious about having their spirits reach Allah while they are alive), are they not? He (Allah) encompasses all things (with His Knowledge), does not He?
Choose one Reciter to start listening the Qur'an.
Abu Bakr al Shatri
Maher Al Mueaqly
Mishary al Afasy
The Noble Qur'an
Al Imran (003)
Ya Sin (036)
2008-2019, Islam in Quran
Special Thanks to
Quran Surahs (Surahs listed in Quran order)