Az-Zukhruf, Surah The Gold Adornments (Qur'an: Surat-43-Az-Zukhruf)
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Az-Zukhruf, Surah The Gold Adornments (Qur'an: Surat-43-Az-Zukhruf)
Bismillaah ir rahmaan ir raheem
By the Manifest Book, that.
Surely We made it an Arabic Qur’an that you may be mindful.
And surely it (the Qur’an) is in the Mother of the Book in Our presence. Truly exalted, full of wisdom (the owner of judgment and wisdom).
Shall We then give up on Reminder (conveying) to you altogether, because you became an extravagant people?
And many Prophets have We sent among the ones (nations) before you.
And never came a Prophet to them but they used to mock at him.
Therefore We destroyed those even who were stronger (the dwellers of Makkah) possessing them violently. The examples (related to the ancients) were mentioned (earlier).
And if you verily ask them, “who created the heavens and the earth?” they most certainly say: “The All-Mighty, All-Knowing created them”.
It is Him Who has made for you the earth like a bed, and made in it ways for you that you may have Hidayet.
It is Him Who sends down water from the sky with a fate (with a decreed measure) then We revived a dead land therewith (brought forth plants from dry land). Just like this, you shall be brought forth (from your graves).
It is Him Who created all pairs (males and females) from them (plants). Made for you from the ships and the animals that you ride on.
That you may mount on their backs. Then remember the Blessing of your Lord when you mount thereon and say: “Glory be to Him Who made this subservient to us and we would not be able to do it”.
And surely we are the ones who will return to our Lord.
And they assigned to Him some of His servants. Surely human is clearly a manifest denier.
Has He taken the girls to Himself and spared the boys for you?
And when one of them is given the news of that which he assigns a likeness for the Most-Beneficent (a baby girl), his face becomes black and shadowed in rage.
The one who is brought up for an adornment and who is not strong enough to struggle (that they assign to Allah)?
And they considered the angels who are the servants of the Most-Beneficent as females. Did they witness their creation? Their testimony will be written down and they shall be questioned.
And they said: “If the Most-Beneficent had willed, we should never have worshipped them”. They have no knowledge of this. They are only lying.
Or have We given them a Book before it so that they hold fast to it?
Nay! They said: “We certainly found our fathers on a certain way (religion), and surely we are the ones who reach Hidayet on their foot-steps”.
And just like this, We did not send before you a Warner in a country, but those who led easy (comfortable) lives in it did not say: “Surely we found our fathers on a way (religion), and surely we are followers of their footsteps”.
(All Warners) said: “Even if I had brought to you which will make you reach Hidayet better than that (the religion) on which you found your fathers”? (They) said: “Surely we are the disbelievers in that with which you are sent”.
Upon that We took revenge on them. Now see how the end of the beliers was!
And Abraham had said to his father and his people: “Surely I am clear (far off) of what you worship”.
Except Him Who did create me. Because verily He will deliver me to Hidayet.
And He made it a Word lasting within his offspring. It is hoped that they may turn (from the idols).
Nay, I gave them and their fathers sustenance until there came to them the truth (the Qur’ân) and a Messenger explaining it.
And when the truth (the Qur’ân) came to them, they said: “This is magic and without a doubt we are the disbelievers in it”.
And they said: “Should not this Qur’ân have been sent down to one great man of the two cities”?
Is it they who distribute the Mercy of your Lord? We distributed their livelihood between them in the life of this world. We have exalted some of them above others in degrees, that some of them may take (employ) others in their work. And the Mercy of your Lord is better than what they collect (than the money they save by not employing others).
And were it not that all people had become a single nation; We would certainly have made the houses of those who disbelieve in the Most-Beneficent with roofs of silver and the stairways by which they ascend in them.
And for their houses (We would have made silver) doors and couches on which they would recline.
And (We would have put on them) adornments (jewelry). And all these are the enjoyment of this world, and the Hereafter is in the Presence of your Lord and for the owners of piety.
And whoever turns away from the remembrance (dhikr) of the Most-Beneficent, We let a devil attack him, so he (devil) becomes a companion to him.
And most surely they (Satans) turn them from the Way (of Allah), and they think that they are on Hidayet.
When he (one of them) came to Us (on the Doomsday), he said: “Wish that between me and you there were the distance of the two easts”. This is a terrible closeness!
And nothing profits you today. You had done wrong. Surely you are partners in the Torment.
Will you then make the deaf to hear? Or will you deliver the blind and those who are in clear Misguidance to Hidayet?
But We will also take you away from them (end your life). We surely are the One who then shall take vengeance on them.
Or, We will certainly show you that which (the Torment) We have promised them. Because surely We have full Power over them.
Therefore hold fast to that which has been revealed to you. Surely you are on Sıratı Mustakîm (the Path directed to Allah).
And most surely that (Qur’an) is indeed a reminder (advise) for you and for your people, and you shall be responsible (of Qur’an).
And ask those of Our Messengers whom We sent before you that if We ever appointed gods to be worshipped besides the Most-Beneficent?
And certainly We sent Moses with Our Verses (miracles) to Pharaoh and his (people’s) notables. (Then) he said (to them): “Surely I am a Messenger of the Lord of the Worlds”.
But when (Moses) came to them with Our Verses (miracles), they were laughing (mocking) at them.
And We did not show them a Verse (a miracle) but it was greater than the other, and We seized them with the torment, in order that they might turn (to Allah).
And they said: “O magician, call on your Lord for us, for the sake of the covenant that you have with Allah (that He shall remove this torment from us)! (In that case) We shall surely be on Hidayet”.
But when We remove from them the torment, they brake (their pledge).
And Pharaoh proclaimed amongst his people: “O my people, is not mine the kingdom of Egypt? And these rivers flowing beneath me? Do you not still see”?
Or, (am I not) better than that weak one who can hardly express himself clearly (cannot talk normal)?
Should not the bracelets of gold have been put upon him, or angels sent along with him?
So (Pharaoh) took his people lightly (He looked down on his people). Upon that (his people) obeyed him. Surely they became a transgressing people.
So they made us sad, therefore We took vengeance on them. For this reason We drowned them all.
So We made them a history (previous nation) and an example for the latter (nations).
And when the son of Mary (Jesus) is given as an example, then your people were screaming (while mocking).
And they said: “Are our gods better, or is he”? They did not mention this example to you except to argue you. Nay, they are an enemy nation.
He (Jesus) is only a servant that We granted our Blessing on him, and We made him an example for the Children of Israel.
And if We had willed, We would have made out of you angels to replace you in the earth.
And most surely he is indeed (a knowledge) for the Hour (Doomsday), therefore have no doubt about it! And depend on Me (Allah)! This is Sıratı Mustakîm (the Path directed to Allah).
And let not Satan hinder you (from Sıratı Mustakîm), surely he is an open enemy for you.
And when Jesus came with the clear proofs (miracles), he said: “And I have brought to you Al-Hikmah (the Wisdom) to make clear to you part of what you differ in. So have piety towards Allah and obey me”.
Surely Allah is my and your Lord. Therefore become a servant to Him! This is Sıratı Mustakîm (the Path directed to Allah).
Then the factions differed among themselves. Now woe to those who do wrong from the torment of a painful Day.
Do they wait for anything but the Hour (Doomsday) that it should come upon them all of a sudden while they do not perceive?
The intimate friends on the Day of Permission are enemies to one another, except the owners of piety.
O My servants! There is no fear for you on that Day, nor shall you grieve.
That they believed in Our Verses and submitted (to Allah).
You and your spouses enter heaven! You will be relieved (there).
Around them shall be passed round dishes and goblets of gold and therein shall be all that souls yearn and all that eyes shall delight in. And you are the ones who shall abide therein forever.
And this is heaven which you have been made to inherit because of what you used to do.
For you therein are plenty of fruits of which you shall eat.
Surely the sinners are the ones who will abide in the Torment of Hell forever.
(The Torment) shall not be lightened from them and they are the ones therein who are despaired (of the Mercy of Allah).
And We did not wrong them, but they became the wrong-doers.
And (the sinners) called out: “O Mâlik (Keeper of hell)! Let your Lord make a ruling about (kill) us”. Mâlik said: “Surely you are the ones who will remain (in this Torment)”.
Certainly We have brought you the truth, but most of you are reluctant to the truth.
Or have they gripped the affair firmly? Surely We are actually the One Who grip the affair firmly.
Or do they think that We do not hear what they conceal and their whispers? Nay, Our Rasuls (Messengers) with them are writing down (everything).
Say: “If the Most-Beneficent had a son, I would be the first one of those who is a servant to him”.
The Lord of the non-existence, heavens and the earth is far from what they ascribe.
Now leave them! Let them plunge into vain things and play until they meet the Day which they are promised.
And He is the Deity in the heaven and the Deity in the earth. And He is the All-Wise, All-Knowing.
And so Blessed He is that His is the Dominion of the heavens and the earth and what is between them. The knowledge of the Hour (Doomsday) is in His Presence and to Him you shall be returned.
And those whom they call upon besides Him (Allah) have no power of intercession, except those who bear witness to the Truth and they do know (the Truth).
And if you should ask them ‘who created them’, they would certainly say: “Allah”. Yet, how are they turned away (from the Truth)?
By his (Mohammed’s) saying: “O my Lord, surely these are a people who do not believe”.
Then turn away from them and say: “With Peace”. They shall soon come to know.
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