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al-Mutaffifin (Defrauding, The Defrauders, The Cheats, Cheating)
as rendered by Shabbir Ahmed
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Shabbir Ahmed rendition of Surah Defrauding, The Defrauders, The Cheats, Cheating(al-Mutaffifin)
83:1 Woe unto the dealers in fraud
83:2 Those who demand full measure when receiving from people
83:3 But give less than due when giving them by measure or weight. (Or diminish the recompense of the laborer)
83:4 Deem they not that they are bound to be raised again
83:5 Unto an Awesome Day
83:6 The Day when all mankind stand before the Lord of the Worlds. (And the humanity will stand on its feet in this world rallying around the Divine System (39:79), (45:36-37), (84:6-8), (89:16-22))
83:7 Nay, behold, the record of the dividers of humanity is in 'Sijjin'
83:8 Ah! What will convey to you what 'Sijjin' is
83:9 A record indelibly inscribed. ('Sijjin' = Inescapable, guarded record as if it is imprisoned)
83:10 Anguish on that Day for those who deny the Truth in practice
83:11 Those who deny the Day of Judgment
83:12 And none denies it but he who drags down his own progress by crossing the bounds of reason. (The Law of Cause and Effect easily appeals to reason)
83:13 When Our Messages are conveyed to him, he says, "These are stories of the bygones."
83:14 Nay, but their hearts get corroded by what they have earned. (2:7)
83:15 Nay, verily, on that Day they will be veiled from (the Light of) their Lord
83:16 Then, behold, they shall enter the Blazing Fire. ('Jahim' = Insurmountable Barrier = Bar to progress = Obstruction that halts = Halting of evolution = Mere survival = Hellfire = Flames of anguish = Fire of regret)
83:17 And it will be said, "This is that which you used to deny."
83:18 Nay, behold, the record of those who made room for others in the community is in 'Illiyin'. ('Birr' = Virtue = Make expanse = Make room for others in the society = Help people to adjust and make progress in a new environment = Exponential growth)
83:19 Ah! What will convey to you what 'Illiyin' is
83:20 A record indelibly inscribed. ('Illiyin' = Loftiness upon loftiness)
83:21 These near ones (to Allah) find it open before them
83:22 Behold, those who made room in the society for others, verily, are in Blissful delight
83:23 On beautiful thrones, they will look up (to the Magnificent Kingdom (76:20))
83:24 You will see their faces glitter with Delight
83:25 They will be given a refreshing drink of pure nectar, sealed
83:26 The seal of it is musk. For all this, then, let every aspirant aspire
83:27 For, it consists of Nobility. ('Tasnim' = 'Tashrif' = Nobility = Ennobling = Hosting in nobility = Exalting = Imparting honor = Raising in degree)
83:28 A Spring from which the nearest (to Allah) drink
83:29 Behold, those who thrived on others' toil used to laugh at those who had attained belief
83:30 And whenever they passed by the believers they winked at each other in sarcasm. (Look, these people 'waste' their wealth and person on strangers)
83:31 And when they returned to their own folk, they used to tell jokes about them
83:32 And whenever they saw the believers they said, "Behold, these people have indeed gone astray (wandering in unmarked valleys of life)."
83:33 Yet, they have not been sent as watchers over them
83:34 That Day those who have chosen to be graced with belief will be in a position to laugh at the deniers (but they won't. (7:43), (15:47))
83:35 On beautiful thrones, they will look up (to the Magnificent Kingdom (76:20))
83:36 Are these deniers of the Truth being returned anything but their own doings? ('Thawab' = Return on an investment)


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