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The Lord Complete Holy Book (The Quran)

in English Audio Spoken by J.D. Hall

Translated by Malik


Now Playing # (44) The Smoke (Ad-Dukhan)

(59 Verses)
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In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

Hã M'ïm.[1] We swear by the Glorious Book[2] that We revealed this Qur’an in a blessed night (Layla-tul Qadr); for We wanted to forewarn mankind.[3] In that night every matter is decided wisely[4] by a command from Ourself. Surely We send it (The Qur'an) down,[5] as a blessing from your Rabb; it is He Who is All-Hearing, All-Knowing.[6] The Rabb of the heavens and the earth and all that lies between them, mark this, if you are true believers![7] There is no god but Him. He gives life and death. He is your Rabb and the Rabb of your forefathers.[8] Yet they play about in doubt.[9] Well! Wait for the Day when the sky will pour down visible smoke.[10] Enveloping all mankind; this will be a painful punishment.[11] Then the mankind will say: “Our Rabb! Remove from us this punishment, surely we have become real believers."[12] But how can the acceptance of Our Message at that time be beneficial to them? A Rasool (Muhammad), who makes the things clear, has already come to them[13] yet they deny him, saying: “He is a madman, taught by others!”[14] We shall remove the affliction (famine from which they were suffering) for a while, but you will revert to the same old ways.[15] One day We shall seize you with a mighty onslaught to exact Our retribution.[16]


Allah revealed this Qur'an in the Blessed Night (Layla-tul-Qadr) in which all matters are decided wisely by His command

Before them We had put the people of Fir'on (Pharaoh) to the same test, when an honorable Rasool came to them,[17] saying: “Hand over to me the servants of Allah. I am to you a Rasool worthy of all trust.[18] Do not hold yourselves above Allah, surely I have brought to you a clear authority.[19] I have taken refuge with my Rabb and your Rabb against you injuring me.[20] If you do not believe me, then leave me alone."[21] But they became aggressive, so Musa prayed to his Rabb: “These are indeed a criminal people."[22] The reply came: “Set forth with My servants (Israelites) at night, surely you shall be pursued.[23] When you have crossed the red sea along with your people miraculously, then leave the sea divided; for they are a host who are destined to be drowned."[24] How many gardens and springs they left behind![25] And agriculture and grand palaces![26] And means of luxury and comfort which they used to enjoy![27] Thus was their end! And We let other people inherit what was once theirs.[28] Neither Heaven nor earth sheds tears for them; nor were they given a respite.[29]


Lessons to be learned from the story of the Prophet Musa and the people of Fir'on

We did deliver the Children of Israel from a humiliating chastisement[30] inflicted by Fir'on who was the most arrogant among such inordinate transgressors,[31] and We chose them, in spite of knowing their weaknesses above the nations of the world.[32] We showed them signs in which there was a clear trial.[33] As to these (people of Qureysh) who say:[34] “There is nothing beyond our first death and we shall not be raised again.[35] Bring back our forefathers if you are truthful."[36] Are these people better than the people of Tubba and those who were before them? We destroyed them all only because they had become criminals.[37] It was not for a sport that We created the heavens the earth and all that lies between them.[38] We have created them to reveal the truth, but most of them do not understand.[39] Surely the Day of sorting out is the time appointed for the resurrection of them all.[40] On that Day no one shall be able to protect his friend, nor shall they receive any help[41] except those to whom Allah will show His Mercy: for it is He Who is the All-Mighty, the All Merciful.[42]


Allah delivered the Children of Israel and chose them over the nations of the world in spite of their weaknesses

Day of Sorting Out is the time appointed for resurrection

Surely the Zaqqum tree[43] shall be the food of the sinners,[44] it will be like the dregs of oil. Which shall boil in the belly[45] like the boiling of scalding water.[46] A voice will be heard: “Seize him and drag him into the depth of the hell,[47] then pour scalding water over his head,[48] then the voice will say: “Taste it; you were such a powerful noble![49] This is the punishment which you use to doubt."[50]

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Food and drink for the sinners in hell

As for the righteous, they will be in a secure place;[51] among gardens and springs,[52] dressed in fine silk and rich brocade, sitting face to face.[53] Such shall be their place! And We shall wed them to Hourin-Ayn (damsels with beautiful big and lustrous eyes).[54] There, in full peace, they shall call for every kind of fruit;[55] and after having prior death in the world, they shall taste death no more; and He (Allah) will protect them from the torment of hell[56] as a grace from your Rabb, and that will be the supreme achievement.[57] Surely We have made this Qur’an easy by revealing in your own language so that they may take heed.[58] If they do not accept the admonition then wait; surely they too are waiting.[59]


Food and entertainment for the righteous in paradise

Major Issues, Divine Law and Guidance:

* Allah has revealed this Qur’an in the blessed night (Layla-tul-Qadr) in which all matters are decided wisely by His command.
* The Qur’an by itself bears the clear testimony that it is not the composition of a man but of Allah, Rabb of the worlds.
* Lessons to be learned from the story of the Prophet Musa and the people of Fir'on.
* Allah delivered the Children of Israel and chose them over the nations of the world in spite of their weaknesses.
* The Day of sorting out is the time appointed for the Resurrection of mankind.
* Food and drink for the sinners in Hell compared to food and entertainment for the righteous in paradise.

This Sürah was revealed for the admonition and warning of the people of Makkah stating: “The Hour when Allah, out of sheer mercy, decided to appoint a Rasool and send His Book to you was highly blessed. The fact is that a Rasool has been raised and the Book sent down in that particular Hour when Allah decides their destinies, and Allah’s decisions are not weak that they may be changed to the people’s liking. The only argument that you have given to practice shirk is that it had been the practice of your forefathers which is not any justification for such a heinous sin. If your forefathers had committed this folly, there is no reason for you to continue committing it blindly.”

After this, the question of the famine, which was raging in Makkah at that time, is discussed. On the one hand, the Prophet is foretold that the people have not learned any lesson from this calamity, and on the other, the disbelievers are addressed so as to say : “You are lying when you say that you will believe as soon as the torment is removed from you. We shall remove it to see how sincere you are in your promise.” In this connection, reference of Fir'on (Pharaoh) and his people is made that those people also met with the same trial, but after witnessing several signs one after the other, they did not give up their stubbornness till at last they met their doom.

Then the theme of the Hereafter is stated which the disbelievers had denied saying: “We have never seen anyone rising back to life after death. Raise our forefathers back to life if you are true in your claim about the life hereafter.” The response to this is provided in these words: “This cannot be done to meet the demand of individuals; Allah has appointed a time when He will surely resurrect all mankind simultaneously and will subject them to accountability in His Court. If one has to protect oneself there, one should think about it here. For no one will be able to save himself there by his own power, nor by the power of any one else.”

In conclusion, a warning is given: “This Qur’an has been revealed in simple language in your own tongue so that you may understand it; yet if you do not understand it and insist on seeing your evil end, you may wait; Our Prophet too is waiting. Whatever is to happen, will happen at Allah’s appointed time.”

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1 The Opening (Al-Fatiha) listen
2 The Cow (Al-Baqrah) listen
3 The Family of Imran (Aal-Imran) listen
4 The Women (An-Nisah) listen
5 The Table (Al-Maeda) listen
6 The Cattle (Al-An'aam) listen
7 The Heights (Al-A'raf) listen
8 The Spoils of War (Al-Anfal) listen
9 The Repentance(At-Tawba) listen
10 Jonah (Yunus) listen
11 The Prophet Hud (Hud) listen
12 Joseph (Yusuf) listen
13 The Thunder (Al-Ra'd) listen
14 Abraham (Imbrahim) listen
15 The Rocky Tract(Al-Hijr) listen
16 The Bees (An-Nahl) listen
17 The Night Journey (Al-Isra) listen
18 The Cave (Al-Kahf) listen
19 Mary (Maryam) listen
20 Ta-Ha (Ta-Ha) listen
21 The Prophets (Al-Anbiya) listen
22 The Pilgrimage (Al-Hajj) listen
23 The Believers (Al-Muminun) listen
24 The Light (An-Nour) listen
25 The Criterion (Al-Furqan) listen
26 The Poets (Ash-Shu'ara) listen
27 The Ants (An-Naml) listen
28 The Narration (Al-Qasas) listen
29 The Spider (Al-Ankaboot) listen
30 The Romans (Al-Rum) listen
31 Luqman (Luqman) listen
32 The Prostration (As-Sajda) listen
33 The Confederates (Al-Ahzab) listen
34 Sheba (Saba) listen
35 The Originator of Creation (Fatir) listen
36 Ya-Seen (Ya Seen) listen
37 The Rangers (As-Saffat) listen
38 The Letter Sad (Sad) listen
39 The Groups (Az-Zumar) listen
40 The Forgiver (Ghafir) listen
41 Explained in Detail (Fussilat) listen
42 The Consultation (Ash-Shura) listen
43 Ornaments of Gold (Az-Zukruf) listen
44 The Smoke (Ad-Dukhan) listen
45 The Kneeling (Al-Jathiya) listen
46 The Curved Sand hills (Al-Ahqaf) listen
47 Muhammad (47) listen
48 The Victory (Al-Fath) listen
49 The Dwellings (Al-Hujurat) listen
50 The Letter Qaf (Qaf) listen
51 The Winds that Scatter (Az-Zariyat) listen
52 The Mount (At-Tur) listen
53 The Star (An-Najm) listen
54 The Moon (Al-Qamar) listen
55 The Most Beneficent (Ar-Rahman) listen
56 The Event (Al-Waqi'a) listen
57 The Iron (Al-Hadid) listen
58 She That Dispute (Al-Mujidala) listen
59 The Gathering (Al-Hashr) listen
60 The Examined One (Al-Mumtahina) listen
61 The Row (As-Saff) listen
62 Friday (Al-Jumu'ah) listen
63 The Hypocrites (Al-Munafiqoon) listen
64 Loss and Gain (At-Taghabun) listen
65 The Divorce (At-Talaq) listen
66 Prohibition (At-Tahreem) listen
67 Dominion (Al-Mulk) listen
68 The Pen (Al-Qalam) listen
69 The Reality (Al-Haaqqa) listen
70 The Ways of Ascent (Al-Ma'arij) listen
71 Noah (Nuh) listen
72 The Jinn (Al-Jinn) listen
73 The Enshrouded One (Al-Muzzammil) listen
74 The Cloaked One (Al-Muddathir) listen
75 The-Resurrection (Al-Qiyamah) listen
76 Man (Al-Insan) listen
77 Those Sent Forth (Al-Mursalat) listen
78 The News (An-Naba) listen
79 Those Who Pull Out (An-Naziat) listen
80 He frowned (Abasa) listen
81 The Folding Up (At-Takwir) listen
82 The Cleaving (Al-Infitar) listen
83 Those Who Deal in Fraud (Al-Mutaffifin) listen
84 The Splitting Asunder (Al-Inshiqaq) listen
85 The Mansions of the Stars (Al-Burooj) listen
86 The Night Comer (At-Tariq) listen
87 The Most High (Al-A'la) listen
88 The Overwhelming (Al-Ghashiya) listen
89 The Dawn (Al-Fajr) listen
90 The City (Al-Balad) listen
91 The Sun (Ash-Shams) listen
92 The Night (Al-Layl) listen
93 The Morning Hours (Ad-Dhuha) listen
94 Relief  (Al-Inshirah) listen
95 The Figs (At-Teen) listen
96 The Clot (Al-Alaq) listen
97 The Night of Decree (Al-Qadr) listen
98 The Clear Proof (Al-Bayyina) listen
99 The Earthquake (Az-Zalzala) listen
100 The Courser (Al-Adiyat) listen
101 The Calamity (Al-Qariah) listen
102 Rivalry in world increase (At-Takathur) listen
103 The Declining Day (Al-Asr) listen
104 The Slanderer (Al-Humaza) listen
105 The Elephant (Al-Feel) listen
106 Quraish ( Quraish) listen
107 Small Kindnesses (Al-Maun) listen
108 Abundance (Al-Kawthar) listen
109 The Disbelievers (Al-Kafiroon) listen
110 Divine- Support (An-Nasr) listen
111 The Flame (Al-Masadd) listen
112 Sincerity (Al-Ikhlas) listen
113 The Daybreak (Al-Falaq) listen
114 The Mankind (An-Nas) listen


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The Lord Complete Audio English Quran in MP3 Spoken by J.D. Hall

Translated by Malik

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Now Playing # (44) The Smoke (Ad-Dukhan)

(59 Verses)