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Dr. Kamal Omar




ar-Ra`d (The Thunder)
as rendered by Dr. Kamal Omar

Dr. Kamal Omar rendition of Surah The Thunder(ar-Ra`d)
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13:1 A. L. M. R.        These are the Signs in Al-Kitâb. And that which has been sent to you from your Nourisher-Sustainer is the Truth, but the majority of mankind do not believe.
13:2 Allah is That Who raised the heavens without a pillar which you may see, then He set (Himself) over the throne. And He has controlled the sun and the moon. All (these) move (in space) for an appointed term. He regulates the affair (and) He gives details to Ayaât so that you may develop deep Faith regarding the meeting with your Nourisher-Sustainer.
13:3 And He it is Who spread out the earth and placed therein firm mountains and rivers; and out of all kinds of fruits, He made therein Zawjain Isnain [two (different) in sex; two (different in types)]. He shadows the night over the day. Surely, in this are indeed signs for the nation who think and ponder.
13:4 And on the land are regions interconnected (but different in nature), and gardens of grapes, and fields sown with every kind of corn and date-palms having single roots and not single (but multiple or intermingled) roots. This is made to suck one (single type of) water, yet We make superior some of them over some (others) in taste. Definitely, in this are indeed signs for a nation who use intellect.
13:5 And if you wonder, then wondrous is their statement: “What! When we have become dust, shall we surely be indeed in a new creation?” These (had been) those who have disbelieved in their Nourisher-Sustainer and these (are the ones who shall have) shackles round their necks, and they (shall be) inmates of the Fire. They shall be dwellers therein.
13:6 And they approach you in haste, committing evil before (committing) any good. And surely, have passed away before them (many) examples (of transgressing nations). And verily, your Nourisher-Sustainer is full of Forgiveness for mankind inspite of their wrong-doing. And verily, your Nourisher-Sustainer is surely severe in retribution.
13:7 And the disbelievers say: ‘Why not has been sent to him a sign from his Nourisher-Sustainer?” No doubt, you are a warner. And to each and every nation (there has to be) a guide.
13:8 Allah knows what every female holds (in her belly or womb) and how much the wombs constrict and how much they expand. And all things with Him are according to set requirements.
13:9 Knower of the hidden and the seen, the Greatest, the Supreme in Highness.
13:10 (To Him, are) equal amongst you that who concealed the statement and that who declared it openly; and that — he is hidden by night and that who moves openly by the day.
13:11 For him, there are (angel-) escorts inbetween his two hands (i.e., exactly on his front, just like a body-shield) and on his back. They guard him under command of Allah. Verily, Allah does not substitute whatever is in possession of a nation until they (themselves) substitute whatever is in possession of their selves. And when Allah intended about a nation (to inflict them with) evil, then there is not a way of return for this (punishment), and there is not for them, besides Him, out of a Protector.
13:12 He it is Who shows you the heavenly lightning, being a sign of fear as well as hope. And He originates the clouds becoming heavy (being laden with water).
13:13 And Ar-Râ‘d (The Thunder) swiftly glorifies (Him) with His Praise as well as the angels out of fear to Him, and He sends the thunder-bolts alongwith lightnings and He reaches (smiting) therewith whom He thinks proper; yet they dispute concerning Allah, while He is powerfully strong in punishment.
13:14 For Him (Alone) is the rightful invocking. And those whom they invoke besides Him, they respond them not in any form except like one who stretches forth his two palms in the direction of the water so that it (itself) may reach his mouth although it will not be one that reaches it. And the invocation of the disbelievers is not but in complete deviation (from the fruitful path).
13:15 And unto Allah (Alone) submits whoever is in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly; and (so do) their shadows in the morning and in the evenings.
13:16 Say: "Who is the Nourisher-Sustainer for the heavens and the earth? ” Say “(It is) Allah.” Say: “Have you then picked up ‘auliya’ other than Him, (such as) do not possess for themselves (any) benefit and nor (any) harm?” Say: “Do the blind and the one who can see fully become equal? Or whether the darknesses and the light become equal?” Or whether they have assigned to Allah partners who created the like of His creation; then the creation (of these two sources, i.e., Allah and their imaginary deities) brought confusion of similarity over them? Say: “Allah is the Creator of all things and He is the One, the Irresistible.”
13:17 He sent down water from the direction of the sky, then the valleys overflowed according to their capacity.Then the flowing gush of water held the foam that rises up; and (also) from that (ore which) people subject to heat in the fire seehead of state ornaments or (other) possessions (comes out) a foam similar to it. Thus Allah illustrates the truth and the falsehood. Then as to the useless foam, it disappears out as scum (along the banks), while as to that which benefits mankind, it settles down on the earth. Thus Allah sets forth parables.
13:18 For those who responded to their Nourisher-Sustainer is (eternal) bliss. And those who did not respond to Him, if for them is whatever is in the earth together and the like of it along with it, they would have ransomed themselves therewith. It is those: for them is an evil reckoning and their abode is Hell. What an evil place of rest!
13:19 Shall he then, who knows that what has been sent unto you from your Nourisher-Sustainer is the Truth, be like him who is blind? Certainly it is, that the men of understanding pay heed.
13:20 Those who fulfil the covenant made with Allah and break not the Misâq;
13:21 and those who join what Allah has commanded thereof that it shall be joined (this refers to the bonds of kinship, wombs and faith), and they show sincerity with their Nourisher-Sustainer and dread badness of Accountability;
13:22 and those who exhibited patience in seehead of state the attention of their Nourisher-Sustainer and they established Salat and they spent from what we bestowed them in provision, secretly and openly, and they control the evil through good, they are the people: for them (is) the final (good) of the House (of abode) —
13:23 everlasting gardens. They shall enter therein, and (also) that who became righteous from among their ascendants, and their spouses, and their descendents. And angels shall enter unto them from every entrance (saying):
13:24 Salamun Alaikum (peace be upon you) for you showed patience. How excellent is the final (good) of the House (of final abode)!”
13:25 And those who break the covenant made with Allah after its ratification and cut off that what Allah has commanded thereof that it shall be kept joined, and they (also) do mischief in the land, they are the people: for them is the curse and for them is the evil in residence.
13:26 Allah increases (beyond needs) the provisions for whom He wills, and keeps within the required minimum (for whom He wills). And they rejoiced in the life of this world, whereas the life of this world as compared to the Hereafter is not but just a brief passing enjoyment.
13:27 And those who have disbelieved say: “Why has not a sign been sent down to him from his Nourisher-Sustainer?” Say: “Verily, Allah sends astray whom He thinks proper, and guides unto Himself who turned (to Him in repentance).”
13:28 Those who have Believed and their hearts do find tranquility and satisfaction through Zikr ('Message') coming from Allah. Behold! Through Zikr coming from Allah do hearts find tranquility and satisfaction.
13:29 Those who have Believed and did righteous deeds: for them is Tûba and the beauty of the place of (final) return.
13:30 Thus We sent you to a community, indeed have passed away before this many communities — in order that you may recite unto them what We have delivered you through inspiration, although they disbelieve in Ar-Rahmân (The Bestower of unlimited mercy). Say: “He is my Nourisher-Sustainer Lâ ilâha illâ Huwa (No god, except He). In Him I have put my trust and unto Him lies my centre of repentance."
13:31 And if (it is) that there is a Quran, mountains have been moved thereby (e.g., the incidents described in Verse No:7/143), or the earth was cloven asunder thereby (e.g., the incidents discussed in Verses No: 2/60 7/160), or the dead one has been made to speak thereby [e.g., the incidents narrated in Verses No: 2/73,260 3/49 5/110- (it is none but this very Quran!)] Nay! The command to all extent is with Allah (Alone). Have they who have Believed not realised that if Allah thinks proper He would have surely guided the entire mankind? And those who have disbelieved shall not stop (it). Qariah (disaster) shall reach them because of what they have forged or it will befall close to their home until the Promise of Allah comes (into action). Certainly, Allah does not defy the promised one.
13:32 And indeed, the Messengers were ridiculed before you.Then I granted respite to those who disbelieved. Finally I seized them. Then how (terrible and extreme) was My retribution!
13:33 Is then That One (just a partner in controlling the dominion of the universe?) He is Surveillant over all persons about what they did. And they have assigned partners to Allah. Say: “Allot them their titles (or attributes in accordance to their functions.) Do you inform Him of something He knows not in the earth (since He has absolutely no partners in His Dominion, or you are befooling people) through the apparent in the statement?” Nay! Their stratagem who have disbelieved has been made fair-seeming to them and they have been hindered from the path. And whom Allah sends astray, then there is none out of a guide for him.
13:34 For them is punishment in the life of this world and surely, the punishment of the Hereafter (will be) more severe. And (there is) not for them besides Allah, (any) of the protector.
13:35 The description of the Paradise which the muttaqûn have been promised: flow underneath it rivers, its fruit is everlasting as well as its shade. This is the final end (or final destination) of those who remained obedient; and the final end of the disbelievers is Fire.
13:36 And those whom We have given Al-Kitâb rejoice at what has been sent to you. And out of Al-Ahzâb [the sectarian groups (See Verses No: 30/31,32 & 23/52,53 where its singular i.e., Hizb, has been used)] there is that person who rejects some of it. Say: “Surely it is (that) I have been commanded that I pay obedience to Allah and I do not assign partners to Him. To Him I invite (and give a call) and unto Him is my centre of return."
13:37 And thus We sent it down (to be) Hukman Arabiyyan. And if you did follow their vain desires after what came to you out of Knowledge, there is not for you, against Allah, out of a protector and nor a defender.
13:38 And indeed, We have sent Messengers before you and We provided for them spouses and offspring. And it happened not with any Messenger that he may approach with a sign except under permission of Allah. For all periods is (One) Book.
13:39 Allah removes (from memory) what He thinks proper and keeps protected or intact (in memory) what He thinks proper. And with Him is the Ultimate Source of Al-Kitâb.
13:40 And whether We show you that — part of what We promise them or We cause you to die, so surely in (either case) over you is the responsibility of propagation and on Us is the Accountability.
13:41 Did they not then see that we bring the land (gradually, in control of others)? We reduce it along its outer borders (thus decreasing the area in control of the disbelievers). And Allah takes decision. There is no one who can put back His Judgement. And He is Swift in Accountability (or Reckoning).
13:42 And verily, those before them did indulge in plotting (against Islam), but all planning is for Allah (to survey and counteract). He knows what every person earns. And very soon the disbelievers come to know for whom is (very favourable) the final one as the residence.
13:43 And say those who disbelieved: “You are not a sent-one.” Say: “It became sufficient for Allah to be a Witness between me and between you, and that one (also) with whom is the knowledge of Al-Kitâb.


   


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