Ash-Shura, Surah The Consultations (Qur'an: Surat-42-Ash-Shura)
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42/Ash-Shura-1: Hea mim., 42/Ash-Shura-2: AAyn sin keaf., 42/Ash-Shura-3: Kazealika yoohee ilayka va ilallazeena min kaablikalleahul aazeezul haakeem(haakeemu).
Ash-Shura, Surah The Consultations (Qur'an: Surat-42-Ash-Shura)
Bismillaah ir rahmaan ir raheem
Aîn, Sîn, Qâf.
This is how Allah, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise, reveals to you, and to those before you.
His is what is in the heavens and in the earth, and He is the Most High, the Greatest.
The heavens are almost to crumble from above them and the angels glorify their Lord with praise, ask for forgiveness for the people on the earth. Verily, Allah is the Oft-Forgiving, the Most Merciful (the One that manifests with His Mercy attribute), is not He?
And they took friends besides Him (Allah). Allah is protector over them (protects their acts in their life-films), and you are not a surrogate over them.
And thus have We revealed to you an Arabic Qur'ân, that you may warn the Mother of the Towns (people of Makkah) and those around it, and that you may give warning of the Day of Gathering (day of Resurrection) of which there is no doubt. Some of them shall be in heaven and some in the blazing Fire (Hell).
And if Allah had willed, He would surely have made them a single nation. And but He makes whom He wills enter into His Mercy, and for the wrong-doers, there is no friend, nor helper for them.
Or have they taken friends besides Him? Allah is the Friend, and He raises the dead. And He is Omnipotent.
If you differ about something, the judgment of it then belongs to Allah. This is Allah, my Lord. In Him I put my trust and to Him do I turn.
The Creator of the heavens and the earth has made mates for you from your own souls and also mates (pairs) of the animals. Therein multiplies and spreads you. Nothing is like Him and He is All-Hearing, All-Seeing.
His are the keys of the heavens and the earth He enlarges and straitens the sustenance for whom He wills. Verily He is the All-Knower of everything.
He has made a Law (Shari'a) for you of the Religion what He had enjoined upon Noah and that which We have revealed to you, and that which We had enjoined upon Abraham and Moses and Jesus, saying: “Maintain the Religion and make no divisions in it (religion)”. That which you called the disbelievers to (wishing to reach Allah before death) has been very difficult for them. Allah chooses for Himself whom He wills, and delivers to Himself (He causes his spirit to reach Himself while he is alive) who turns to Him.
And no one else divided into groups but those who transgressed among themselves after knowledge had come to them. If a Word had not gone forth from your Lord till an appointed term, certainly the judgment would have been given between them (immediately). Those who were made to inherit the Book after them are most surely in serious doubt about it.
Therefore, now you invite them, and be on the right direction (towards Allah) as you are commanded. And do not follow their low desires and tell them: “I believed in what Allah has revealed of the Book, and I am commanded to be just amongst you. Allah is your Lord and our Lord. For us are our deeds and for you are your deeds. There is no dispute between us and you. Allah will gather us together, and to Him is the return”.
Those who argue about Allah after the call (invitation of Allah) has been answered, their argument (proof) is null (useless) in the presence of their Lord. Upon them is Wrath (of Allah), and for them is a severe torment.
Allah sent down the Book and the Scale (Al Mizan) with truth, and you cannot comprehend (know). Perhaps that Hour is very near.
Those who do not believe in it (the Doomsday) would hasten it on. Yet those who believe (who are âmenû) are in fear from it, and they know that it is the truth. Most surely those who are doubtful and struggle concerning the Hour (Doomsday) are truly in remote Misguidance, are they not?
Allah is Gracious to His servants. He gives sustenance to whom He wills and He is the All-Strong, the All-Mighty (the All-Honorable).
Whoever desires the harvest (the gain) of the Hereafter, We increase his gain. Whosoever desires the harvest of this world, We give him of it, and in the Hereafter he has no portion.
Or do they have associates who have instituted for them a Law (Sharia) in the Religion that which Allah has not allowed? And had it not been for a Word of separation was not mentioned, the matter would have certainly been judged between them (immediately). And surely for the wrong- doers there is a painful torment.
You see the wrong-doers fearing on account of what they have earned, and what they are afraid of will surely befall them. And those who believe (who wish to reach Allah before death) and do righteous deeds (the soul’s cleansing) are in the Gardens of heaven. They have everything they desire in the presence of their Lord. That is the supreme Virtue.
This is of which Allah gives glad tidings to His servants for those who believe (who are âmenû, who wish to reach Allah while they are alive) and do improving deeds (the soul’s cleansing). Say: “I do not ask of you any wage for it (the message) except love in closeness”, and whoever does a good deed, We increase good for him. Surely Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Thanked One.
Or do they forge a lie against Allah? Along with that if Allah wills, He seals your heart and eliminate the falsehood. Fulfill the truth by His Words. Surely He knows well what is in the bosoms.
And He it is Who accepts the repentance of His servants and pardons their evil deeds. And He knows what you do.
And (Allah) answers (the prayers of) those who believe (who are âmenû) and do improving deeds (the soul’s cleansing). And increases for them from His Virtue. And the disbelievers; for them there is a severe torment.
And if Allah were to enlarge the provision for His servants, they would certainly go extravagant in the earth. But He sends down as He wills. Surely He is All-Aware, All-Seeing of His servants.
And He it is Who sends down the rain and spread His Mercy after (they) have despaired. And He is the Friend, the Praised One.
And from among His Signs for Him to create the heavens and the earth, and to multiply and spread the animals in there. And He is All-Powerful to gather them together when He wills.
And whenever a misfortune befalls you, it is due to what your hands have earned (what you have done). Pardons most of (misfortune) them (does not give to you).
And you are not the ones who can make (Allah) weak in the earth and there is not any friend or any helper for you besides Allah.
And from among His Signs are the ships in the sea that swim like mountains.
If He wills, He causes the wind to halt. Then (the ships) lie motionless on it. Most surely there are Signs in this for every very patient, grateful one.
Or He drags them to perdition for what they have earned and pardons the most (too).
And those who dispute about Our Verses may know that there is no place of refuge for them.
So everything you have been given is only an enjoyment for the life of the world. And for those who believe (who are âmenû, who wish to reach Allah while they are alive), what is with Allah is better and more lasting, and they trust their Lord.
And they eschew from the greater sins and indecencies, and when they are angry they forgive.
And they respond to their Lord and keep up the Prayer. And they gather amongst each other to conduct their affairs by mutual consultation. And they spend out of what We have given them as sustenance.
And they help one another when an attack touches them.
And the recompense of an evil is an evil like thereof. But whoever forgives and improves, then his wage (reward) belongs to Allah. Surely He does not love the wrong-doers.
And indeed whosoever gets back his due after he has been wronged, for such there is no way (punishment) upon (against) them.
But there is a way (punishment) upon (against) those who oppress others and bully in the earth without right. They are, for them there is a painful torment.
And whoever practices patience and forgives this indeed is a great affair.
And whomsoever Allah leaves in Misguidance, then after this, for him there is no Friend. You see the wrongdoers, as they say: “Is there any way of return (to the world)?”, when they see the torment.
And you see them brought forward to it (torment) humbling themselves because of the abasement, looking with a stealthy glance. Those who believe (who are âmenû) said: “Surely those who are in Loss are they who have caused themselves and their families to fall into Loss (Husrân) on the Day of Resurrection”. Surely the wrong-doers are in lasting (continuous) torment, are not they?
And they have no friends to help them besides Allah, and whomsoever Allah leaves in Misguidance, for him there is no way (Salvation).
Answer your Lord (wish to reach Allah while you are alive), before there comes a Day by Allah which will not be averted. There is for you no refuge on that Day of Permission, and there is for you no denial (you cannot deny what you used to do).
After this, if they turn aside, We have not sent you as a guardian over them. On you is only to convey (the Message). And surely when We make human taste of Mercy from Us, he rejoices with it. And if an evil befalls him on account of what his hands have already sent before (due to what he used to do), then surely human becomes utterly ungrateful (denier).
Allah’s is the Dominion of the heavens and the earth. He creates what He wills. He bestows daughters upon whom He wills and sons upon whom He wills.
Or bestows both daughter and son. And He makes whom He wills barren. Surely He is All-Knowing, All-Powerful.
And it is not for any human being that Allah should speak to him except by Vahy (Revelation) or from behind a veil, or by sending a Messenger (angel) revealing by His Permission what He wills. Allah is All-Knowing and Most Wise.
And thus We have revealed a spirit (the glorious Qur’an) from our Command. You did not know what the Book was, nor what the Faith was. And but We made it a Glorious-Light (Nûr). We deliver to Hidayet with it whom We will of Our servants. And most surely you are guiding to Sıratı Mustakîm (the Path directed to Allah).
The Path of Allah that His is whatsoever in the heavens and the earth. All orders (affairs) travel (return) to Allah, do not they?
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