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Ghafir (The Forgiver, The Forgiving One)
as rendered by Syed Vickar Ahamed

Syed Vickar Ahamed rendition of Surah The Forgiver, The Forgiving One(Ghafir)
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40:1 Ha Mim:
40:2 The Revelation of the Book (the Quran) is from Allah, the Almighty (Al-Aziz, Supreme in Power), the All Knowing (Al-Aleem, Full of Knowledge)—
40:3 The Forgiver of sin, the Acceptor of repentance, the Severe in punishment, the Bestower (of Mercy). There is no god but He: To Him is the Final Return.
40:4 No one can dispute about the Signs (Verses) of Allah, except the unbelievers. Then, do not let their (useless and) broken words through the land deceive you!
40:5 But (there were people) before them, who rejected (the Signs)— The People of Nuh (Noah), and those who joined together (in evil) after them; And every (one of those) people who plotted against their messenger, to seize him, and disputed by means of pride (and falsehood) just to bring down and therefore to knock down the Truth: But it was I Who seized them! And how (terrible) was My punishment (for them)!
40:6 Thus the Judgment of your Lord against the unbelievers was proved to be true that really they are companions of the Fire!
40:7 Those (angels) who bear the Throne (of Allah) and those around it recite the Glory and Praise of their Lord; And believe in Him; And pray for Forgiveness for those who believe: (Saying:) "Our Lord! Your reach is in all the things, in Mercy and Knowledge. Then forgive, those who turn in repentance, and follow Your Path; And save them from the punishment of Hell!
40:8 "And our Lord! Permit (them), that they enter the Gardens of Eternity, which You have promised to them, and to the righteous among their fathers, their wives, and their children! Verily, You are Almighty (Al-Aziz), the All Wise (Al-Hakeem).
40:9 "And save them from (all) evils; And any (people) whom You do save from evils; That (Last) Day— You will have blessed them with Mercy indeed: And (for them) will be truly a great success."
40:10 The unbelievers will be told: "Indeed, to you the dislike of Allah was greater than the dislike of yourselves, (by) seeing that you were called to the Faith and you used to refuse."
40:11 They will say: "Our Lord! Twice have You made us (when we were) without life, and twice You have given us Life! Now we have recognized our sins: Then, is there any way to get out (of this)?"
40:12 (The answer will be:) "This is because, when (you were told that) Allah was to be the Only (One for worship), you did reject Faith, and when partners were joined with Him, you believed (it)! The Command is with Allah, the Most High (Al-Ali’i), the Most Great (Al-Kabir)!"
40:13 He, it is Who shows you His Signs, and sends down the (rain and) provision for you from the sky; But only those who receive guidance will turn (to Allah).
40:14 Then, you call upon Allah, with sincere devotion to Him, even though the unbelievers, may not like it.
40:15 Raised high above ranks (or limits, He is Allah), the Lord of the Throne (of Authority): By His Command, He does send the spirit (of inspiration) to any of His servants He pleases, that it may warn (men) of the Day of Mutual Meeting—
40:16 The Day on which they will (all) come forward: Not a single thing concerning them is hidden from Allah. Whose will be the Kingdom that Day? It is Allah, the One (Al-Wah'id), the Irresistible (Al-Qahhar)!
40:17 That Day will every soul be given back what it earned; There will be no injustice on that Day, truly, Allah is Swift in taking account (Al-Hasib).
40:18 And warn them of the Day, which is (always) coming closer, when the hearts will (come) right up to the throats to choke (the unbelievers): No close friend, nor anybody will the wrongdoers have to plead, who could be listened from.
40:19 (Allah) knows (the tricks) that deceive the eyes and (He knows) all that the hearts (of men) hide.
40:20 And Allah will judge with (Justice and) Truth: But those whom (men) call upon besides Him (Allah), will not (be in a position) to judge at all. Surely, He is Allah, the All Hearing (As-Sami’), the All Seeing (Al-Baseer).
40:21 Do they not travel through the earth and see what was the end of those before them? Those (people) were even superior to them in strength, and (see) in the little (that they have left) in the land: But Allah did call them to account (and explain) for their sins, and they had nobody to help them against Allah.
40:22 That was because their (own) messengers (from Allah) came to them with clear proof, (evidence and signs), but they rejected them: So Allah called them to account (and punish them for their sins): Verily, He is All Strong (Qhavi), Strict in Punishment.
40:23 And indeed (earlier), We sent Musa (Moses), with Our Signs (verses) and a clear Authority,
40:24 (And) to Firon (Pharaoh), Haman, and Qarun (Qaroon); But they called (him) "A magician telling lies!"...
40:25 Then, when he came to them in Truth, from Us, they said: "Kill the sons of those who believe with him, and keep alive their females," but the plans of the unbelievers (end) in nothing but mistakes (and delusions)!
40:26 Said Firon (Pharaoh): "Leave me to kill Musa (Moses); And let him call on his Lord! What I fear is that he may change your religion, or that he may cause mischief to appear in the land!"
40:27 Musa (Moses) said; "I have really called upon my Lord and your Lord (for protection) from everyone (who is) proud (and) who does not believe in the Day of Account!"
40:28 And a believing man from the people of Firon (Pharaoh), who had hidden his faith, said: "Will you kill a man because he says, ‘My Lord is Allah?’— When he has indeed come to you with Clear (Signs) from your Lord? And if he is a liar, (the sin of) his lie is on him: But, if he is telling the Truth, then something of the (great misfortune) about which he warns you, will fall upon you: Truly, Allah does not guide the one who sins against (Him) and lies!
40:29 "O my people! The power this day is yours: You have the upper hand in the land: But who will help us from the Punishment of Allah, should it come upon us?" Firon (Pharaoh) said: "I point out to you only what I see (myself); Nor do I guide you to (any path) but to the path of right!"
40:30 Then the man who believed said: "O my people! I do truly fear for you something like the Day (of great suffering) for those who join together (in sin)!
40:31 "Something like the fate of the people of Nuh (Noah), and ‘Ad, and the Samood (Thamud), and those who came after them: And Allah never wishes injustice to His servants.
40:32 "And, O my people! Verily, I fear for you a Day when there will be calling one another (in sorrow)—
40:33 "A Day when you shall turn your backs and run away: No defender shall you have from Allah: And anyone whom Allah leaves to become lost, for him there is none to guide...
40:34 "And indeed, Yusuf (Joseph) came to you in earlier times, with Clear Signs, but you did not stop doubting about the (purpose) for which he had come: In the end, when he died, you said: ‘No messenger will Allah send after him.’ Thus does Allah leave (them) to be lost as those who act in sin and live in doubt—
40:35 "(Such as those) who dispute about the Signs of Allah, without any authority that has reached them. Serious (painful) and disliked (is such conduct) in the Sight of Allah and of the believers. Thus Allah closes every heart of proud and stubborn sinners."
40:36 Firon (Pharaoh) said: "O Haman! Build me a lofty tower (high palace), that I may find the ways and means—
40:37 "The ways and means of (reaching) the heavens, and that I may climb up to God of Musa (Moses): But as far as I think, I think (Musa) is a liar!" Thus in Firon's (Pharaohs) eyes, the evil of his deeds, was made pleasant (and easy for him), and he was kept away from the (right) Path; And the plan of Firon (Pharaoh) led to nothing but destruction (for him).
40:38 In addition, the man who believed said: "O my people! Follow me: I will lead you to the right Path;
40:39 "O my people! This life of the present is nothing but (temporary) comfort, it is the Hereafter that is the Home that will stay.
40:40 "He who works evil will not be repaid except by its own kind: And he who works a righteous deed— Whether male or female —and is a true believer— Such (a person) will enter the Garden (of happiness): In there they will have plenty without measure.
40:41 "And, O my people! How (strange) it is for me to call you to peace (and happiness) when you call me to the Fire!
40:42 "You do call upon me to lie against Allah and to join with Him partners of whom I have no knowledge: And I call you to the Supreme in Power (Al-Aziz), the Often-Forgiving (Al-Ghafa’r)!
40:43 "Without a lie! You do call me to one (the false god), who is not fit to be called to, either in this world, or in the Hereafter; And our Return will be to Allah; And those who exceed the limits will be companions of the Fire!
40:44 "And soon will you remember what I say to you (now). My (own) actions (and future) I leave to Allah: Verily, Allah (always) watches over His servants."
40:45 So Allah saved him (the believer) from the evils that they planned (against him), while the evil of the penalty surrounded the people of Firon (Pharaoh) on all sides.
40:46 The Fire, they will be brought in front of it, morning and evening: And (the sentence will be) on the Day that Judgment will be established: "You throw the people of Firon (Pharaoh) into the severest Penalty!"
40:47 And they will fight with one another in the Fire! The weak ones (who followed) will say to those who had been proud (and arrogant), "Verily, we only followed you: Can you then take (upon yourselves) from us some share of the Fire?"
40:48 Those who had been proud (and arrogant) will say: "We are all in this (Fire)! Truly, Allah has judged between (His) servants!"
40:49 And those in the Fire will say to the keepers of Hell: "Pray to your Lord to lighten us the punishment (even) for a Day!"
40:50 They will say: "Did your messengers not come to you with clear evidences and signs?" They will say, "Yes." They will reply: "Then pray (as you like)! And the prayer of those without Faith is nothing but (useless wandering) in error!"
40:51 Without doubt, We will make victors, Our messengers and those who believe, (both) in the life of the world and in the Day when the witnesses will stand forth—
40:52 The Day when it will be of no use for the wrongdoers to bring up their excuses, but they will (only) have the Curse, and the Home of Misery.
40:53 And indeed before now, We did give Musa (Moses) the Guidance, and We gave the Book (Torah) to inherit the Scripture for the Children of Israel—
40:54 A Guide and a Message to men of understanding.
40:55 Patiently await, (O Prophet!): The Promise of Allah is true: And ask forgiveness for your fault, and celebrate the Praises of your Lord in the evening (‘Asr prayer), and in the morning (Faj’r prayer)
40:56 Verily, those who disagree (and dispute) about the Signs of Allah without any authority given to them— In their hearts there is nothing but (the search for) greatness which they shall never get then, find (help and) shelter in Allah, Verily, it is He is the All Hearing (As-Sami’), the All Seeing (Al-Baseer).
40:57 Surely, the creation of the heavens and the earth is indeed a greater (matter) than the creation of mankind: Yet most men do not understand.
40:58 The blind and those who see are not equal: Those who believe and work the righteous deeds and those who do evil are (also) not equal. Little do you remember!
40:59 Verily, the Hour will certainly come: About this (there) is no doubt: Yet, most men do not believe.
40:60 And your Lord says: "Call upon Me; I shall answer your (prayer): Verily, those who are too proud to worship Me they will surely find themselves in Hell, in shame and in humiliation."—
40:61 It is Allah Who has made the night for you that you may rest in it and (it is Allah Who has made) the day for you, as that which helps (you) to see surely, Allah is Full of Grace and Bounty to mankind: Yet, most men do not offer thanks.
40:62 Like this is Allah (in His Mercy), your Lord, the Creator of all things. There is no god but He: Then, why you are turned away from the Truth!
40:63 Like so are turned (away from Truth) those who are used to rejecting the Signs (verses) of Allah.
40:64 It is Allah Who has made for you the earth as a resting place, and the sky as a canopy (and a cover): And (He) has given you shape— And made your shapes beautiful— And (He) has provided for your living, from things pure and good— Like this is Allah (in His Mercy), your Lord. Therefore Glory (be) to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds (Rab-Al-'Ala'meen).
40:65 He is the Ever-Living (Al-Hai’i): There is no god but He: Turn to Him, offering Him sincere love with gratitude. All the Praises (and thanks) be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds!
40:66 Say: "I have been forbidden to worship those whom you worship besides Allah— Since that the clear evidences have come to me from my Lord; And I have been ordered to bow (down in Islam) to the Lord of the Worlds (Rab-Al-'Ala'meen)."
40:67 It is He Who has created you from dust, then from a sperm-ovary drop, then from a leach like clot, then He does get you out (into the light) as a child, then lets you (grow and) reach your age of full strength, then lets you become old, though there are some of you who die before, and lets some of you reach a term appointed; In order that you may understand (and learn wisdom).
40:68 It is He Who gives life and causes death; And when He decides upon a thing, He says to it only: "Be," and it is.
40:69 Do you not see those who dispute about the Signs (verses) of Allah? How they are turned away (from reality)?
40:70 Those who do not accept the Book (this Quran), and the (Revelations) with which We sent Our messengers: But they shall soon know—
40:71 When the clamps of iron (shall be) round their necks, and the chains: They shall be dragged along—
40:72 In the boiling (foul smelling) water; Then they shall be burned in the Fire.
40:73 Then it shall be said to them: "Where are the (false gods) to which you gave part (of your) worship—
40:74 "Besides (and in offense to) Allah?" They will reply: "They have vanished and left us; No, we did not call upon anything before, anything (that had real existence) from the old." Thus Allah leaves the unbelievers to stray.
40:75 (It will be said to them,) "That was because you were used to being happy on the earth in things which were not the Truth, and that you were used to being haughty (and disrespectful).
40:76 "You enter the gates of Hell, to live therein," and evil is (this) home of the haughty (and disrespectful)!
40:77 So keep (working, O Prophet!) with patience; Verily, the Promise of Allah is True: And whether We show you (in this life) some part of what We promise them— Or We cause you to die (in Our Mercy, in any case), it is to Us that they shall (all) return.
40:78 And indeed, We did send messengers before you: Of them there are some whose story We have told you and some whose story We have not told you, and it was not (possible) for any messenger to bring a Sign except by the Permission of Allah: But when the Order of Allah was given, the matter was decided in truth and justice, and those who stood on falsehoods were destroyed to be lost.
40:79 Allah! It is He Who has made cattle for you, that you may ride on some of them, and some of them for food:
40:80 And, for you there are many other benefits in them (the cattle) and that you may use them for any need that (there may be) in your hearts; And on them and on ships (that) you are carried.
40:81 And He (always) shows you His Signs: Which, then of the Signs of Allah will you reject?
40:82 Do they not travel through the earth and see what was the end of those before them? They were more in number than them and (even) stronger in might and in the traces (they have left behind) in the land: Yet all that they did was of no use to them.
40:83 Then when their messengers came to them with clear proofs and evidences, they were only happy (and proud) with the knowledge (and worldly things) that they had; And that very (suffering) at which they used to mock surrounded them.
40:84 So when they saw Our Punishment, they said: "We believe in Allah— the One Allah— And we reject all the partners we used to enjoin with Him."
40:85 Then their accepting the Faith after they (actually) saw Our Punishment was not going to help them. (Such has been) Allah’s Way of dealing with His servants, (from the oldest of times). And the rejecters of Allah were (totally) destroyed (in the Punishment)!


   


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