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22:1  O’ mankind, act piously toward your Lord! Indeed, the convulsion of the ‘Hour’ is a tremendous thing.
22:2  On the day when you see it, every nursing mother will utterly forsake her infant, and every pregnant one will release her burden. You will see the people walking unsteadily as if they were intoxicated, while, in fact, they are not intoxicated. This is because the chastisement of Allâh is extremely severe.
22:3  Among the people, there are those who dispute concerning Allâh without knowledge, and follow every insubordinate devil.
22:4  It is decreed about him (-’Satan’-) that whosoever takes him for a guardian; he will definitely lead him astray, and guide him into the torment of the inferno.
22:5  O’ mankind! If you are in doubt about the ‘Resurrection’, then ( you’ll need to know that) We have created you from dust, then from a semen-drop, then a clinging substance, then an embryonic lump, formed and unformed, in order to show You (Our signs of power & glory). We cause what We intend to remain in the wombs for an appointed term, then We bring you out as infants. Then We cause you to grow and become more mature. Among you, there is he who dies (young). And among you, there is he who is brought back to the worst part of life so that he may know nothing after once having knowledge. You see the earth barren, but when We send down thereon water, it stirs and swells, bringing forth every delightful pair of vegetation
22:6  This shows that Allâh is the (Ultimate) Truth. And He is the One Who definitely revives the dead, and the One who is capable of doing all whatever He wills.
22:7  Unquestionably, the ‘Hour’ of (Reckoning) is inevitably coming, there is no doubt about it. And Allâh will definitely resurrect those who are in the graves.
22:8  Among the people, there are those who dispute concerning Allâh, without knowledge, or spiritual insight, or an enlightening book.
22:9  Twisting his neck (in arrogance) to lead people astray from the path of Allâh. For him in this ‘worldly life’ is ignominy, while on the ‘Day of Resurrection’, We will make him taste the torment of the inferno.
22:10  This (punishment) is due to what your own hands have sent forth, and verily, Allâh is not iniquitous towards His servants.
22:11  Among the people is he who worships (& venerates) Allâh upon the very edge- if good thing befalls him, then he is satisfied therewith. But if a trial afflicts him, he turns away utterly, (reverting back to disbelief). He loses both this ‘worldly life’ and the ‘Hereafter’. That is the apparent loss.
22:12  He implores and prays, apart from Allâh, to that which neither harms him nor benefits him. That is the extreme error.
22:13  He implores and prays to him whose harm is nearer than his profit. how wretched the guardian and how wretched the associate.
22:14  Indeed, Allâh will admit those who adhere to Islamic monotheism and do good righteous deeds (in the ‘worldly life’) into Gardens underneath which rivers flow. Indeed, Allâh does whatever He wills.
22:15  Whosoever thinks that Allâh will not support (Muhammad) to gain victory in this ‘worldly life’ and in the ‘Hereafter’, then let him stretch up a rope to heaven, then let him sever it, and see whether his scheme would do away with what enrages him.
22:16  Even so We have sent the ‘Qur'ān’ down as ‘Verses; of indisputable evidence, and verily Allâh guides whom He wills.
22:17  Indeed, those who adhere to Islamic monotheism , and those who are ‘Jews’, ‘Sabaeans’, ‘Christians’, ‘Magians’ and the ‘Polytheists’, Allâh will judge between them on the ‘Day of Resurrection’. Verily, Allâh is Witness over all things.
22:18  Do you not see that all who are in the heavens and all who are on the earth prostrate themselves to Allâh, and so do the sun, the moon, the stars, the mountains, the trees, the beasts, and many of mankind? But there are many people on whom the (divine) retribution is rightly justified. Whomsoever Allâh humiliates can have none to give him honor. Surely, Allâh does all whatever He wills.
22:19  These are two opponents who have disputed over their Lord. So those who keep on falling into disbelief will have cut out for them garments of fire. Scalding water will be poured over their heads.
22:20  It (scalding water) will cause whatsoever in their bellies to be melted, as well as their skins.
22:21  For them, there will be whips of iron.
22:22  Whenever, in their agony, they seek to get out of the inferno, they will be driven back therein. (It will be said unto them): "Taste the torment of the burning fire!”
22:23  Indeed, Allâh will admit those who adhere to Islamic monotheism and do good, righteous deeds (in this ‘worldly life’) into Gardens underneath which rivers flow wherein they will be adorned with armbands of gold and pearls, and their garments therein will be of silk.
22:24  They have been guided into the finest of the words; and they have been guided into the path of the All-Praiseworthy One.
22:25  Indeed, those who excessively indulge in disbelief (in Allâh) and inhibit (men) from the path of Allâh, and from al-Masjid al-haram (-the Sacred Mosque in Mecca-) which We have made equally for all men, for those who dwell therein and for those who come from abroad. And whoever seeks to violate it wrongly, We shall make him taste of a painful torment.
22:26  (Remember) when We assigned to ‘Abraham’ the site of the (Sacred) House (the Ka'bah at Mecca) (saying): Associate naught with Me, and purify My ‘House’ for those who circumambulate it, those who will stand in prayer before it, and those who bow down and prostrate themselves in worship."
22:27  Proclaim to the mankind (the duty of) Hajj (-pilgrimage-). They will come to you on foot and upon every lean camel, coming from every deep ravine,
22:28  In order that they may witness all the benefits (provided) for them, and celebrate the name of Allâh and declare His divine glory during the appointed days over what He has provided for them of (sacrificial) animals. Thus, eat thereof and feed the wretched poor.
22:29  Then let them complete the prescribed rites, perform their vows, and (again) circumambulate the ‘Ancient House’ (the Ka'bah in Mecca).
22:30  That (is the command). Whosoever venerates the sacred ordinances of Allâh, it will be better for him in the sight of his Lord. Lawful to you (for food in Pilgrimage) are cattle, except what is recited to you, so shun the filth of the idols, and shun all words of falsehood.
22:31  Be upright servants of Allâh, not associating with Him anything. Whosoever associates any partners with Allâh- it is as though he had fallen from the sky, then the birds had snatched him away, or the wind had blown him away into a deep ravine.
22:32  That (is the command). Whosoever venerates the symbols of Allâh- it definitely demonstrates the piety of the hearts.
22:33  Therein are benefits for you for an appointed term; and afterward their lawful place of sacrifice is by the ‘Ancient House’.
22:34  For every believing community, We have appointed sacrificial rituals in order to mention the name of Allâh over what We have provided for them of cattle (while offering it). Your God is the One and Only God, therefore you submit yourselves entirely (to him). (O’ Muhammad), give Joyful news to those who are obedient to Allâh!
22:35  They are the ones when Allâh is mentioned, their hearts tremble. They endure patiently whatever may befall them, establish the regular Prayer and expend of what We have provided them.
22:36  The sacrificial camels, We have appointed for you as among the symbols of Allâh, therein you have much good things. Thus, mention the name of Allâh upon them when they are lined up in standing position for sacrifice. Then when they fall down on their sides, eat thereof, and feed the needy and the beggar. This is how we made them subservient unto you so that you may show gratitude (to Allâh for His endless Blessings).
22:37  It is neither their flesh, nor their blood, that reaches Allâh, but it is piety from your part that reaches Him. This is how we made them subservient unto you so that you may glorify Allâh for His divine guidance to you. (O’ Muhammad) announce the Joyful news to those who attain perfection in righteousness /or in Faith.
22:38  Verily, Allâh defends strongly those who adhere to Islamic monotheism. Indeed, He demonstrates not his own love for one who is perfidious, impious.
22:39  Permission is given to those who intend to fight because they were wronged. Certainly, Allâh is Able to grant them victory.
22:40  They were expelled from their homes, except that they say: "Our Lord is Allâh." Had Allâh not driven back the people, some by the means of others, there had been destroyed monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques, wherein the Name of Allâh is much mentioned. Certainly Allâh will help those who help His Cause. Indeed, Allâh is All- Powerful, All-Mighty.
22:41  Those who, if We gave them authority in the land, they would establish the regular Prayer, pay Zakāt (the Prescribed Purifying Alms), enjoin good and forbid evil. The consequence of all things is in the hands of Allâh.
22:42  And if they belie you (O' Muhammad ), so were belied the Prophets before them by the people of ‘Noah’, ‘A'ad’ and ‘Thamūd’,
22:43  And the people of ‘Abraham’ and the people of ‘Lot’,
22:44  And the inhabitants of Midian. ‘Moses’ (too) was belied. But I gave respite to those who expressively indulge in disbelief (in Allâh) ,then I seized them, and how (dreadful) was then My denunciation!
22:45  How many a township have We utterly destroyed because its inhabitants were grossly unfair and morally wrong. Now it is fallen down upon its roof! How many a deserted well, a lofty mansion!
22:46  Have they not travelled through the land so that they might have hearts wherewith to understand, and ears wherewith to hear? Indeed, it is not the eyes that grow blind, but it is the hearts, which are within the breasts., that grow blind.
22:47  They (fervently) ask you to hasten the (divine) retribution! Allâh will never let His Promise fail. Indeed, a day with your Lord is as a thousand years of what you reckon.
22:48  How many a town to which I gave respite while it was grossly unfair and morally wrong, then I seized it! To Me is the definitive course.
22:49  Say, (O’ Muhammad): "O mankind! I am only a perspicuous warner to you.”
22:50  Thus, those who adhere to Islamic monotheism and do righteous good deeds (in this ‘worldly life’)- for them is forgiveness and generous sustenance.
22:51  But those who strive to oppose Our ‘Revelations’ to void them will be the companions of the Fire.
22:52  Never did We send a ‘Messenger’ or a ‘Prophet’ before you except that when he recited (the verses), ‘Satan’ threw into it (some falsehood). But Allâh eliminates that which ‘Satan’ throws in. Then Allâh entrenches His ‘Revelations’ -Allâh is All- Knowing, All-Wise-
22:53  So that He may make whatever ‘Satan’ throws in a trial for those in whose hearts is a disease and for those whose hearts are hardened-Surely, the iniquitous are in open schism-
22:54  And that those who have spiritual gift of knowledge may come to know that this 'Qur’ān' is the absolute truth from your Lord, and that they may come to believe therein, and their hearts may humbly submit to it. Indeed, Allâh guides those who believe into a straight path.
22:55  Yet those who persist in disbelief (in Allâh) will not cease to be in doubt concerning (the divine origin of) 'Qur’ān' till the ‘Hour’(of death) comes quickly and unexpectedly upon them, or there comes to them the (divine) retribution of dreadful day.
22:56  On that day, the sovereignty will be absolutely for Allâh (Alone). He will judge between them. Thus, those who adhere to Islamic monotheism and do righteous good deeds ( in this ‘worldly life’) will be in the Gardens of Bliss.
22:57  But those who persist in disbelief (in Allâh), and give no credence to Our ‘Revelation’ will be subjected to humiliating doom.
22:58  As for those who emigrated in the cause of Allâh, and after that were killed or died, Allâh will definitely grant them good provisions. Indeed, Allâh is the Best of providers.
22:59  He will definitely admit them into an admittance that will make them delightful. And indeed, Allâh is All-Knowing, Most Forbearing.
22:60  That is so. Whosoever has retaliated with the like of that which he was afflicted and then has again been oppressed, Allâh will definitely support him. Indeed, Allâh is Oft-Pardoning, Oft-Forgiving.
22:61  That is because Allâh causes the night to pass into the day, and causes the day to pass into the night. Indeed, Allâh is All-Hearer, All-Seer.
22:62  That is because Allâh is the (Ultimate) Truth, and that which they implore and pray other than Him is the falsehood and because Allâh is the Most High, the Most Great.
22:63  Do you not see that Allâh sends down water from the sky, then the earth becomes green? Indeed, Allâh is the Most Kind and Courteous, Well-Acquainted with all things.
22:64  Unto Him belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. Indeed, Allâh is the self-sufficient, Worthy of all praise.
22:65  Do you not see that Allâh has made subservient to you all that is in the earth, and the ships sailing, cruising on the sea by His command? He holds back the heaven from falling upon the earth unless by His permission. Indeed, Allâh, to the people, is Full of Compassion and Most Merciful.
22:66  And He is the one who gives you life; then He causes you to die and will again give you life . Indeed, man is so ungrateful.
22:67  To every nation, We appointed sacred rites which they perform, so let them not dispute with you in this matter. But invite them to your Lord. Indeed, you are upon straight guidance.
22:68  If they dispute with you, then say; "Allâh knows best of what you do.
22:69  Allâh will judge between you on the ‘Day of Resurrection’ regarding that wherein you used to differ."
22:70  Do you not know that Allâh knows whatsoever is in the heaven and on the earth? Certainly this is in a book. That is indeed easy for Allâh.
22:71  Yet they worship (& venerate) besides Allâh others for which He has sent down no authority, and of which they have no knowledge. And as for those who are grossly unfair and morally wrong, there is no helper.
22:72  When Our ‘Verses’ are recited to them as incontrovertible proofs, you can easily recognize (the signs of) repudiation in the faces of those who persist in disbelief ( in Allâh) . They are nearly ready to make an assault on those who recite to them Our ‘Verses’. Say: "Shall I inform you of something worse than that? (It is) the Fire which Allâh has promised for those who persist in disbelief ( in Allâh). And it is an evil journey’s end!’
22:73  O’ mankind! A parable is set forth, so listen to it (cautiously). Certainly, those to whom you pray besides Allâh cannot create a fly, even if they gathered together for that purpose. If the fly snatched away a thing from them, they would have no power to recover it from the fly. So weak are (both) the seeker and the sought!
22:74  They venerate not Allâh in accordance with what is appropriate for Him, Indeed, Allâh is All-Strong, All- Mighty.
22:75  Allâh chooses ‘Messengers’ from the ‘Angels’ and from the people. Indeed, Allâh is All-Hearer, All-Seer.
22:76  He knows what is before them, and what is behind them. Unto Allâh all things are bound to return,
22:77  O’ you who adhere to Islamic monotheism, bow down and prostrate yourselves, worship (a& venerate) your Lord, and do righteous good deeds so that you may succeed.
22:78  Strive hard for the cause of Allâh in accordance with what is required. He has chosen you, and has not laid upon you in the system of faith and worship any hardship. It is the faith of your father ‘Abraham’. He is the One Who named you Muslims before as well as in this ( 'Qur’ān'), so that the Messenger (Muhammad) may be a witness over you, and you be witnesses over mankind! Thus, establish the regular Prayer, pay the Zakāt (i.e. the prescribed purifying alms), and hold fast to (the Commandments of) Allâh. He is your Guardian; what an excellent Guardian and what an excellent Helper!