In the name
of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
Alif L'ăm Ră. These are the verses of the Divine Book, the
Glorious Qur’an which makes the things clear.
The Qur'an is the Divine Book
The Day will come when the unbelievers will
wish that they were Muslims. Leave them alone to eat and
enjoy themselves and be deluded by false hopes, for soon they
will find out the Truth. Never did We destroy a town whose
term of life was not ordained beforehand. No people can
forestall their doom, nor can they postpone it. They say: “O
you to whom the reminder (The Qur'an) is being revealed!
You are surely insane. Why don’t you bring us the angels, if
you are of the truthful ones?” O Muhammad, tell them:
"We do not send down the angels except for just cause (to
execute Our scourge), and when they come, people are not
given respite. Surely We have revealed this reminder (The
Qur'an); and We will surely preserve it Ourself.
Certainly We sent Rasools before you among the early
nations; but whenever a Rasool came to them, they mocked
him. Thus do We let doubt creep into the hearts of
the criminals; that they do not believe in it (The Qur'an),
despite the examples of the people who passed before them.
Even if we had opened a gate in Heaven and they ascend through
it and keep on ascending, still they would have said, 'Our
eyes have been dazzled; rather we have been bewitched.'"
the Day of Judgement, the unbelievers will wish that they were
Allah Himself has taken the responsibility of preserving The
It is We who have decked the heavens with constellations and
made them fair-seeming for the beholders; and We have
guarded them from every accursed shaităn. Any shaităn
that steals a hearing, there follows him a fiery comet. We
have spread out the earth and set mountains upon it; and caused
to grow every suitable thing therein, and We provided
therein means of sustenance for you and many other creatures
to whom you do not provide. There is nothing which is not in
Our inexhaustible treasure and sent down in appropriate
measure. We send the fertilizing winds and send down water
from the sky for you to drink; it is not you who hold the
storage of this wealth. Certainly it is We Who give life and
cause to die, and We are the inheritors of all. Certainly We
have full knowledge of those who have gone before you and
certainly We know those who will come later. Surely your
Rabb will gather them together; surely He is Wise,
Allah created and decorated the heavens and also created
everything suitable for human life on earth
We created man from sounding clay, black mud moulded into
shape; while before him We had created Jinn from smokeless
fire. Remember when your Rabb said to the angels: “I
am about to create a man from sounding clay, black mud moulded
into shape; when I complete his moulding and breath into him
of My spirit, kneel down and prostrate before him.”
Accordingly the angels prostrated altogether, except Iblees
(The Satan); he refused to join those who prostrated.
Allah asked: “O Iblees! What is the matter with you that you did
not join those who prostrated?” He replied: “It does not
behoove me to prostrate myself to this man whom You have created
from sounding clay, black mud moulded into shape." Allah
said: “Get out of here, you are accursed. The curse will
remain on you till the Day of Judgement." At this Iblees
requested: “Rabb! Give me respite till the Day of
Resurrection." Allah said: “All right! You are given
the respite till the Day of appointed time." Iblees
said: "Rabb! Since You let me go astray, I will make evil
fair-seeming to them on earth and I will seduce them all
except those of them who are Your sincere devotees."
Allah said: “This course of action is all right with
Me - you will not have any authority over My devotees except
those misguided ones who follow you. They will be all
destined for Hell, which has seven gates, each gate will be
assigned to a separate group from among them."
Story of Adam's creation; prostration of the angels before him
and the refusal of shaităn to prostrate
Shaităn and his followers are destined for hell
The righteous will be in the midst of the gardens and fountains
of paradise and it will be said to them:
“Enter into these in peace and security." We shall remove
all hatred from their hearts - they will become like
brothers and sit on couches face to face. No fatigue will
touch them in there, nor will they ever be asked to leave.
O Prophet! Tell My devotees that I am indeed the
Forgiving, the Merciful; but at the same time My punishment
is also the most painful punishment.
The righteous will be awarded paradise
Tell them about the guests of Ibrăhďm (Abraham).
They entered upon them and said: “Peace be upon you!” But he
replied: “Surely we are afraid of you." They answered: “Do
not be afraid of us! We have come to you with good news of a
son endowed with knowledge." He said: "Are you giving me
the good news of a son when I have become old? What kind of good
news you are giving?” They replied: “We are giving you true
good news; you should not be of those who despair." He said:
“Who would despair of the mercy of his Rabb except one who goes
astray?” Then he asked: “On what expedition you have been
sent, O emissaries of Allah?” They replied: “We have
been sent to punish a criminal nation, with the
exception of Lüt’s (Lot's) family; we will certainly
rescue them all except his wife, who, Allah says, has been
destined to remain with those who will stay behind."
Prophet Ibrăhďm is given the good news of a son by two angels
So when the emissaries came to the family of Lüt, he said: “
You appear to be strangers." They said: “We have come to you
with that concerning which these people had doubts. We have
come to you with the Truth of Allah’s decree and we are
telling you the truth. You should, therefore, depart with
your family during the last hours of the night and you yourself
should follow them at their rear; let no one of you look back,
keep on going where you are commanded to go." We informed
him about this decree of Ours that the roots of the sinners
of his city would be cut off by the morning. The people
of the town came rejoicing to the house of Lüt when they
heard the news of those two young male visitors. Lüt
said: “They are my guests, so do not disgrace me. Have fear
of Allah and do not put me to shame." They said: "Have we
not forbidden you to plead for the rest of the
world?" He said: “Here are my daughters, if you must
act." By your life, O Prophet Muhammad, they were
madly blundering in their intoxication of lust! So
the mighty blast overtook them at sunrise. Thus We turned
the town upside down and rained down on them brimstones of baked
clay. Surely there are major lessons in this for those who
investigate, and this smitten town still lies right
on the permanent highway on which the unbelievers travel
during their business trips. Indeed there is a sign in
this for the true believers. The people of Al-Aikah (the
nation of Prophet Shu’aib) were also wrongdoers. So We
inflicted retribution on them. The ruined towns of these two
nations are lying on an open road.
The same angels came to Prophet Lüt and executed Allah's decree
of stoning to death the nation of homosexuals
The people of Hijr also denied their Rasool. We gave them
Our signs, but they ignored them. They hewed their homes in
the mountains for safety. But the mighty blast seized them
one morning, and all their labor of building their homes
through carving the rocks did not avail them. We have
not created the Heavens and the Earth, and all that lies between
them but to manifest the Truth. The Hour of Doom is sure to
come, so overlook their misbehavior in a gracious
manner. Surely your Rabb is the All-Knowing Creator.
Punishment to the people of Hijr for their disbelief
We have given you the Seven Verses that are
worthy of recitation over and over again (Sürah Al-Fătiha)
and the Glorious Qur'an. Do not look at the worldly wealth
which We have given to different people among them, nor grieve
at their condition. Leave them alone, attend to the
believers in kindness, and tell the unbelievers:
“Surely I am only a plain warner." This warning is like
the warning which We sent down to the schismatics, the one
who divided their Qur’an into separate parts, believing in
some and denying others. So by your Rabb! We will
question them all about their doings. Therefore,
proclaim publicly what you are commanded and turn away from the
mushrikďn. Surely We Ourself will suffice you against the
scoffers; those who place other deities alongside Allah,
will soon come to know their folly. We know that your
heart is distressed by what they say against you.
The cure of your heart’s distress is that you should
celebrate the praises of your Rabb and be of those who prostrate
themselves before Him, and worship your Rabb until there
comes to you which is certain (death).
is also called: "Seven verses worthy of oft-recitation"
Proclaim the commandments of Allah publicly and turn away from
Major Issues, Divine
Law and Guidance:
* The Qur'an is a Divine Book.
* On the Day of Judgement, the disbelievers will wish that they
had become Muslims.
* Allah Himself has taken the responsibility of preserving and
* Admonition through the story of Adam’s creation, prostration
of the angels before him, and refusal of Shaităn to prostrate.
* The Prophet Ibrăhďm was given the good news of having a son by
the same two angels who were assigned to destroy the nation of
* Al-Fătiha is also named, "seven verses worthy of
* Divine order to proclaim the commandments of Allah publicly
and turn away from the mushrikďn.
This Sürah also contains brief arguments
for Tawhďd on the one hand, and admonition to the disbelievers
on the other.