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The Lord Complete Holy Book (The Quran)

in English Audio Spoken by J.D. Hall

Translated by Malik


Now Playing # (78) The News (An-Naba)

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

About what are they asking?[1] About the mighty event[2] - the theme of their disputes.[3] Very soon they shall come to know;[4] We repeat, very soon they shall come to know.[5] Is it not true that We have spread the earth like a bed,[6] and the mountains as pegs,[7] created you in pairs,[8] provided you rest in sleep,[9] made the night a mantle,[10] made the day to work for earning your livelihood,[11] built above you seven firmaments,[12] placed therein a shining lamp,[13] sent down abundant water from the clouds,[14] bringing forth grain, vegetation[15] and gardens of luxurious growth?[16] The Day of decision is already fixed.[17] On that Day, the Trumpet shall be sounded and you shall come forth in multitude.[18] The sky shall be opened as if there were doors.[19] The mountains shall vanish as if they were a mirage.[20] For sure, the hell shall lie in ambush,[21] to become a home for the transgressors.[22] There they shall live for ages,[23] in it they shall taste neither refreshment nor drink,[24] except scalding water and decaying filth:[25] a fitting recompense for their deeds.[26] For they never expected to be accountable,[27] and wittingly rejected Our revelations.[28] But We had recorded everything in a Book.[29] It will be said: ďTaste the fruits of your deeds! You shall have nothing but increase in punishment."[30]


The creation of heavens, earth, mountains and vegetation clearly points towards the Day of Judgment

Resurrection and man's accountability in the court of Allah

On that Day, the righteous will certainly achieve their Heartís desires:[31] beautiful gardens, vineyards;[32] and young women of their own age,[33] and overflowing cups;[34] they shall hear no vanity, nor any falsehood;[35] - a recompense from your Rabb and a gift beyond their account[36] from the Compassionate, Who is the Rabb of the heavens, the earth and all that lies between them; before Whom no one shall be able to speak.[37] On that Day, the Spirit (Gabriel) and the angels shall stand in their ranks; none shall speak except the one to whom the Compassionate (Allah) shall grant permission to speak, and he will speak straight to the point.[38] That Day is a sure reality. Let him who desires, seek a way back to his Rabb.[39] Indeed We have forewarned you of an imminent punishment which lies close-at-hand, on the Day when man shall see what his hands have sent forth and the unbeliever will cry: ďI wish! I could remain merely dust."[40]


The righteous will be well pleased and disbelievers will wish that they could remain merely dust

Major Issues, Divine Law and Guidance:

* Creation of the heavens , earth, mountains and vegetation clearly points out towards the Day of Judgement.
* Resurrection and man's accountability in the court of Allah.
* The righteous will be well pleased, while the disbelievers will be put in hell where they will be treated with scalding water and decaying filth.

Its theme is to affirm the resurrection and hereafter, and to warn the people of the consequences of disbelieving it. When the Prophet (pbuh) first started to preach Islam at Makkah, his message consisted of three elements:

  1. That none be held as an associate with Allah in Godhead;
  2. That Allah had appointed him as His Messenger;
  3. This world will come to an end one day and then another world will be established when all the former and the latter generations will be resurrected with the same bodies in which they lived and worked in the world; then they will be called to account for their beliefs and deeds and those who emerge as believing and righteous in this accountability will go to paradise and those who are proved to be disbelieving and wicked will live in hell for ever.

Of these, the first item was highly unpleasant for the people of Makkah, they were not disbelievers in the existence of Allah. They believed in His Being the Supreme Sustainer, Creator and Providence and also admitted that all those beings whom they regarded as their deities, were themselves Allahís creatures. Therefore, in this regard the only thing they disputed was whether they had any share in the attributes and powers of Divinity and in the Divine Being itself or not.

As for the second item, the people of Makkah were not prepared to accept it. However, what they could not possibly deny was that during the 40 year life the Prophet (pbuh) had lived amongst them before his claim to Prophethood, they had never found him lying or deceitful or one who would adopt unlawful methods for selfish ends.

As for the third thing, resurrection, they mocked it most and expressed unusual wonder at it, and regarded it as remote from reason and impossible. They talked about it as incredible, even inconceivable, in their assemblies. Therefore, reference is made to the common talk and the doubts that were being expressed in every street of Makkah and in every assembly of the people on hearing the news about Resurrection. Then, the deniers have been asked: ďDonít you see this earth which We have spread as a carpet for you? Donít you see the high mountains which we have so firmly placed in the earth? Donít you consider your own selves how We have created you as pairs of men and women? Donít you consider your sleep by which We make you seek a few hours rest after every few hours labor and toil so as to keep you fit for work in the world? Donít you see the alternation of the night and day which We are so regularly perpetuating precisely according to your needs and requirements? Donít you see the strongly fortified system of the heavens above you? Donít you see the sun by means of which you are receiving your light and heat? Donít you see the rains which fall from the clouds and help produce corn and vegetables and gardens? Do these things only tell you that the power of the Almighty Being Who has created them, will be unable to bring about Resurrection and establish the Next World? Then, from the supreme wisdom which is clearly working in this world around you, do you only understand that although each function of it is for a purpose, life is yet meaningless? Nothing could be more absurd and meaningless, that man after being granted vast powers of appropriation in this world be let off without any accountability. He should neither be rewarded for satisfactory work, nor punished for unsatisfactory performance.

In conclusion, the Divine Court in the Hereafter has been depicted, making it plain that there will be no question of somebodyís being adamant in the matter of getting his followers and associates forgiven. None will speak without leave and leave for intercession will be given only for those who had acknowledged the Truth in the world; rebels of God and rejectors of the Truth will deserve no intercession at all.

No Chapter (Surah) Listen
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 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 # (78) The News (An-Naba) (40 Verses)