In the name
of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
Praise be to Allah, the Creator of the heavens and the earth!
Who appoints the angels having two, three and four pairs of
wings as His messengers. He adds to His creation as He pleases;
for Allah has power over all things. None can withhold the
blessings which He bestows on people and none can award besides
Him what He withholds. He is the Mighty, the Wise. O mankind!
Call to mind the favors of Allah on you; is there any creator
other than Allah who provides for you from the heavens and the
earth? There is no god but He. How then are you being
deceived? O Prophet! If they deny you, so were the
Rasools denied before you. All affairs shall ultimately be
presented before Allah. O mankind! Certainly the promise of
Allah is true, therefore let not the life of this world deceive
you nor let the chief deceiver (Satan) deceive you
about Allah. Surely Shaităn (Satan) is your enemy:
so take him as an enemy. He is inviting his adherents towards
his way so that they may become companions of the blazing
fire. Those who disbelieve shall have a terrible punishment,
and those who believe and do good deeds shall have forgiveness
and a magnificent reward.
None can withhold or award blessings besides Allah
Shaităn is your enemy: so take him as such
Can that person be guided whose evil deeds are so fair
seeming to him that he considers them good? The fact is that
Allah leaves to stray whom He wills and guides whom He pleases.
Therefore, O Prophet, let not your soul expire in sorrow
on their account. Allah is aware of all their actions. It is
Allah Who sends forth winds to raise up the clouds, then drives
them to a dead land and therewith revives the earth after its
death. Similar will be the resurrection of the dead.
That person who considers his evil deeds to be good, cannot be
guided to the Right Path
If anyone is seeking honor, let him know that
all honor belongs to Allah Alone. Good words ascend to Him and
good deeds are exalted by Him. As for those who plan evil deeds,
they shall have severe punishment and their plots will be
brought to nothing. It is Allah Who created you from dust,
then from a sperm-drop, then He made you pairs. No female
conceives or delivers without His knowledge. No long-lived man
grows old or has his life cut short but is written in a Book;
surely all this is easy for Allah.
all those who are seeking honor know that real honor is in the
obedience of Allah
The two bodies of water, of which one is
sweet and pleasant to drink and the other is salty and bitter,
are not alike. Yet from each kind of water you eat fresh meat
and extract ornaments which you wear; and you see the ships
plough their course through them to seek the bounty of Allah,
that you may be grateful. He causes the night to pass into
the day and the day into the night, and He has made the sun and
the moon to serve you; each one follows its course for an
appointed term. Such is Allah, your Rabb; His is the kingdom;
and those to whom you pray besides Him do not even own a thread
of a date-stone. If you pray to them they cannot hear your
prayers and even if they could hear you they could not answer
you. On the Day of Resurrection they will deny your associating
them with Allah. O mankind! None can inform you about all
this except the One Who is All-Aware.
has created water, day, night, the sun and moon for man's
benefit. Deities besides Allah can neither hear, nor response
nor yet own even a thread of a date-stone
O mankind! It is you who stand in need of Allah, and it is Allah
Who is Free of all wants, Worthy of all praise. If He wants,
He can destroy you and replace you with a new creation; and
this is not at all difficult for Allah. No bearer of a
burden will bear another’s burden, and if a heavy laden person
cries out for help, none will come forward to share the least of
his burden, even though he be a close relative. O Prophet!
You can only admonish those who fear their Rabb - though
they cannot see Him - and establish Salah. He that purifies
himself does so for his own good. To Allah is the destination of
Mankind is in need of Allah, while He is not in need of anyone
The blind and the seeing are not alike;
nor the darkness and the Light; nor the shade and the
heat; nor the living and the dead. Certainly Allah can make
anyone hear if He so wills; but, O Prophet, you cannot make
those who are in the graves hear you. You are nothing but a
Warner. Certainly We have sent you (O Muhammad) with
the Truth as a bearer of good news and as a Warner, for there
has not been a nation which has not had a Warner. If they
disbelieve you, know that their predecessors also disbelieved
their Rasools who came to them with clear signs, scriptures and
the light-giving Book. But in the end I seized the
disbelievers, and behold, how terrible was My disapproval!
living and the dead are not alike. You cannot make those who are
buried in the grave hear you
SECTION: 4 Do you not see that Allah sends
down rain from the sky with which We bring forth fruits of
various colors? Similarly, in the mountains there are streaks of
various shades including white, red, jet-black rocks.
Likewise men, beasts and cattle have their different colors. In
fact, only those among His servants who possess knowledge fear
Allah; surely Allah is All-Mighty, All-Forgiving. Surely
those who recite the Book of Allah, establish Salah, spend out
of what We have given them, secretly and openly, may hope for
imperishable gain. That He may pay them back their full
reward and give them even more out of His grace; surely He is
Forgiving and Appreciative of His devotees. O
Prophet, what We have revealed to you of the Book is the
Truth, which confirms the previous scriptures. Surely, with
respect to His servants, Allah is well Aware and fully
Observant. We have given the Book as an inheritance to those
of Our servants (Muslims) whom We have chosen, among them
there are some who wrong their own souls, some follow a middle
course and some, by Allah’s leave, excel in good deeds; which is
the supreme virtue. They shall enter the gardens of Eden,
where they shall be decked with bracelets of gold and pearls;
and their dress therein will be of silk. They will say:
“Praise be to Allah Who has removed all sorrow from us; Our Rabb
is indeed Forgiving and appreciative of His devotees, Who
has admitted us to this Eternal Home out of His bounty, wherein
we neither experience any toil nor sense of any weariness."
As for the disbelievers, there shall be the fire of hell, no
term shall be determined for them so that they could die nor
shall its punishment be ever lightened for them. Thus shall We
reward every disbeliever. Therein they shall cry for help:
“Our Rabb! Get us out, from now on we shall do good deeds and
shall not repeat the ones we used to do”. The response will
be: “Did we not give you lives long enough so that he who
would, could take a warning? Besides, someone did come to warn
you. Now taste the fruit of your deeds, here there is no
helper for the wrongdoers."
who recite the Qur'an, establish Salah and give charity may hope
for Allah's blessings and rewards
Those who disbelieve, shall have a painful punishment in the
Surely Allah knows the unseen of the heavens and the earth, He
even knows the secrets of the breasts (hidden thoughts of
people). It is He Who has made you vicegerent on the
earth. Whoever disbelieves, bears the burden of his disbelief;
and for the disbelievers their disbelief does not increase
anything except the wrath of their Rabb and the disbelievers do
not gain anything except an increase in their loss. O
Prophet, say: “Have you ever considered your associate gods
to whom you call upon besides Allah? Show me anything that they
have created in the earth! Or what is their share in the
creation of the heavens? Or have We given them a Book from
which they derive a provision of shirk? Nay, in fact the
wrongdoers promise each other nothing but delusions. It is
Allah Who keeps the heavens and the earth from slipping out of
their places. Should they ever slip, none can hold them back
besides Him; certainly He is Most Forbearing, Oft-Forgiving.
Allah has not sent any Book which has a provision of Shirk
(worshipping anyone else besides Allah)
These very people used to swear on solemn
oaths by Allah that if a Warner ever comes to them, they would
be better guided than any other nation of the world; yet when a
Warner has come to them they have increased in nothing but
aversion, behaving arrogantly in the land and plotting evil,
whereas the plotting of evil recoils none but the authors of it.
Are they awaiting for that end which overtook the former
nations? If so, you shall find no change in the ways of Allah,
nor will you find any alteration in Allah’s way of dealing.
Have they not traveled through the land and seen what was the
end of those who went before them, who were far superior in
strength than these people? There is nothing in the heavens or
in the earth which can frustrate Allah; surely He is
All-Knowing, All-Powerful. If it was Allah’s will to punish
people for their misdeeds, He would have not left any living
creature around them on the surface of the earth, but He
is giving them respite for an appointed time; when their
appointed time will come, they shall realize that in fact Allah
has been watching His servants all along.
Plotting evil recoils none but the author of it
If Allah was to punish people for their wrong doings, He would
have not left even an animal around them
Major Issues, Divine
Law and Guidance:
* None can award or withhold blessings
* Shaităn is your enemy, so take him as such.
* The person who considers his evil deeds to be good deeds
cannot be guided to the right path.
* Real honor is in being obedient to Allah.
* Mankind is in need of Allah while He is not in need of anyone.
* None can make those who are buried in the grave hear you.
* Those who recite Al-Qur’an, establish Salah and give Zakah may
hope for Allah’s blessings and reward.
* Allah has not sent any Book which has a provision of shirk
(worshipping anyone else besides Allah).
* Plotting evil recoils none but the author of it.
* If Allah was to punish people for their wrong doing, He would
have not left even an animal around them.
This discourse warns and admonishes the
people of Makkah and their chiefs for their antagonistic
attitude towards the Prophet’s message of Tawhďd, as to say: ”O
foolish people, the way to which this Prophet is calling you is
for your own benefit. Your anger, your tricks, your conspiracies
and designs to frustrate the message or him are against your own
benefit. If you do not listen to him, you will be harming your
own selves, not him. Just consider and ponder over what he
- He repudiates shirk. If you look around carefully, you
will yourself realize that there is no basis for shirk.
- He presents the Doctrine of Tawhďd. If you use your common
sense, you will come to the conclusion that there is no being
beside Allah, the Creator of the Universe, which might possess
divine attributes, powers and authority.
- He tells you that you have not been created to be
irresponsible in this world and that you have to render an
account of your deeds before your God.
- He tells you that there is life after the life of this
world when everyone will meet the consequences of what he has
done here. If you think, you will see that your doubts about
it are absolutely baseless. Don’t you see the phenomenon of
creation and reproduction of day and night? How can then your
own recreation be impossible for God Who created you from an
- Doesn’t your own intellect testify that good and evil
cannot be alike? Think and judge for yourselves as to what is
reasonable: should good and evil meet with same the fate and
end up as dust, or should good be rewarded and evil be
Now, if you do not admit and acknowledge these rational and
reasonable arguments and do not abandon your false gods, the
Prophet will not lose anything, rather, it is you who will
suffer the consequences. The Prophet’s responsibility is only to
make the truth plain to you, which he has done."