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39:1  The ‘Revelation’ of this ‘Book’ is from Allâh, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise..
39:2  Indeed, We have sent down the ‘Book’ to you, (O’ ‘Muhammad’), in truth. Thus, worship Allâh (alone), and be fully devoted follower serving Him faithfully.
39:3  Absolutely, the pure Faith and worship is totally devoted to Allâh only. Those who choose guardians besides Him (say): “We worship (& venerate) these idols only to bring us closer to Allâh.” Verily, Allâh will judge between them concerning that in which they differ. Indeed, Allâh will not illuminate the path of the one who is impious lair.
39:4  Had Allâh intended to take a son, He could have chosen whom He willed out of those whom He created. Glory be to Him! He is Allâh, the One and the Omnipotent.
39:5  He has created the heavens and earth for specific reasons. He causes the night to enfold completely the day, and causes the day to enfold completely the night. He has subjected the sun and the moon, each of them running for an appointed term. Indeed, He is the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving.
39:6  He created you from a single ‘Human Self’, (‘Adam’), and then He made from (that entity) its mate (‘Eve’). He sent down for you eight pairs of cattle. He creates you in the wombs of your mothers, creation after creation, in threefold darkness. This is Allâh, your Lord. His is the (Absolute) Sovereignty. There is no god but He. So what has caused you to diverge (from the established course)?
39:7  If you keep on falling into disbelief (in Allâh) , then (you’ll need know that) Allâh is certainly not in need of you, neither will He be satisfied with your ingratitude. Nevertheless, if it happens that you show your gratitude to Him (for His endless Blessings) , He will be pleased to accept it from you. No bearer of a burden will bear the burden of another. Then to your Lord will be your return. He will inform you of what you used to do. Indeed, He is the All-Knowing of that which is in the hearts.
39:8  When misfortune touches a man, He implores and prays to his Lord, turning unto Him in repentance. Then when He bestows on him a boon from Him, he forgets that for which he implored and prayed for before, and he sets up rivals to Allâh, so that he may cause others to go astray from His path. Say (O’ ‘Muhammad’): “Rejoice in your impiety for a while, for sure you are of the ‘Companions of the Fire’.
39:9  Would it be possible to consider the one who is obedient to Allâh during the hours of the night, prostrating himself, standing (in prayer), being vigilant of the ‘Hereafter’, and hoping for (obtaining) the Mercy of his Lord (be accounted equal with the impious one)? Say (O’ ‘Muhammad’): "Are those who attain enlightenment equal with those who lack knowledge and awareness?" Only those who possess intelligence invigorate (their faith).
39:10  (Declare, O’ Muhammad, what Allâh says): "O’ My servants who adhere to Islamic monotheism, do act piously towards your Lord. For those who pursue righteousness in this ‘worldly life’, there is a good reward. And the land of Allâh is capacious. Verily, those who persist in patience and constancy will receive a reward without measure!"
39:11  Say, “I am commanded to worship (& venerate) Allâh (alone), and to be fully devoted follower serving Allâh faithfully.
39:12  And I am commanded (also) to be the first of those who submit (entirely themselves to the authority of Allâh ).”
39:13  Say: “I fear, if I disobey my Lord, the chastisement of a great day.”
39:14  Say: “I worship (& venerate) Allâh (alone), being fully devoted follower serving Him faithfully.
39:15  Thus, worship (& venerate) whatever you desire beside Him! Say: "Verily, the losers are the ones who will lose their own selves and their families on the ‘Day of Resurrection’. Emphatically, that is the tremendous loss.”
39:16  They will have coverings of fire above them and beneath them by that which Allâh threatens His servants. O’ My servants, thus, do act piously.
39:17  Those who keep away from the worship of mythological deities and turn unto Allâh in repentance, for them is a joyful news (of eternal salvation). Therefore, announce the joyful news to My servants,
39:18  Who listen to the words and follow the best ones: those are the ones whom Allâh has given them divine insight and those are the ones who have high self- awareness that allows them to understand.
39:19  Can he, then, against whom the sentence of retribution has become due, be guided? Can you save him who is already in the inferno?
39:20  But those who act piously towards their Lord, For them are lofty compartments, above which are built lofty compartment, underneath which rivers flow. (This is) the Promise of Allâh. For lo! Allâh will never fail in His Promise.
39:21  Have you not seen how Allâh sends down water from the sky and causes it to penetrate into the earth as springs, then produces with it plants of different colors, then they shrivel and so you could see them turning yellow, then He makes them chaff? Indeed, in this, a remembrance for those who have self- awareness that allows them to understand.
39:22  Is the one whose chest Allâh has expanded to embrace Islam and so he follows a light from his Lord (like the one who is impious)? Woe, then, unto those whose hearts are hardened against celebrating the Praises of Allâh! They are in manifest deception!
39:23  Allâh has sent down the finest rhetoric as a ‘Book’, harmonious in its oft-repeated. It makes the skin of those who show honor and proper reverence for Allâh, to crawl, and then it softens their skins and their hearts by celebrating the Praise of Allâh and declaring His glory. This is the divine guidance of Allâh. He guides (into all the truth) therewith whom He wills. However, whom Allâh sends astray, there is no guide for him.
39:24  Is the one who shields himself with his face against the evil of the torment of the ‘Day of Resurrection’ (as the one who is admitted into ‘Al- Jannah’)? It will be said to those who are grossly unfair and morally wrong: "Taste the flavor of what you used to earn."
39:25  Those before them refused to admit the Truth, and so the chastisement came to them whence they never expected.
39:26  Thus, Allâh made them to taste the flavor of ignominy in this ‘worldly life’, but the chastisement of the ‘Hereafter’ is far greater, if they only have spiritual gift of knowledge!
39:27  We have set forth every kind of similitude in this ‘Qur’ān’ for the people so that they may be admonished.
39:28  (It is) a ‘Qur’ān’ in Arabic, without fault so that they may act piously.
39:29  Allâh sets forth a similitude: There is a slave in whom are many partners at variance with each other, and there is another slave belonging exclusively to one man - are they equal in comparison? All the praises and gratitude belong to Allâh! Nay, most of them know not.
39:30  Indeed, you (O’ ‘Muhammad’), will die and they (too) will die;
39:31  Then indeed, on the ‘Day of Resurrection’, you will settle your disputes in the presence of your Lord.
39:32  Who is more grossly unfair than the one who utters a lie against Allâh, and refuses to admit the Truth when it comes to Him? Is it not ‘Hellfire’ a suitable abode for those who lack Faith in Allâh?
39:33  He, (the ‘Prophet’), who has brought the Truth, (the ‘Glorious Qur’ān’), and (those who) believe therein are the Pious.
39:34  They will have whatever they desire with their Lord. That is the reward of those whose heart is perfect towards Allâh,
39:35  So that Allâh may acquit them of the worst of what they did, and may reward them much more for what they used to do.
39:36  Is not Allâh sufficient for His servant? They seek to frighten you with the idols they set up beside Him! Whomever Allâh sends astray, there is no guide for him.
39:37  Whoever Allâh illuminates his path, there is none that can cause him to go astray. Is not Allâh All-Mighty, the Lord of Retribution?
39:38  If it should happen that you ask them: "Who created the heavens and the earth?" Certainly, they would say, "It is Allâh." Say: "Why then do you implore and pray (to those idols) instead of Allâh? If Allâh intended any adversity for me, could they relieve such an adversity? If He intended to show me some mercy, could they withhold His mercy?" Say: “Allâh is sufficient for me. In Him, let those who trust put their trust.”
39:39  Say: “O’ my people, Work according to your position. Definitely, I am working. Soon you will come to know
39:40  The one to whom will come the chastisement that humiliates him, and on whom the everlasting punishment will descend.”
39:41  Verily, We have sent down to you the ‘Book’ for the people in truth. Thus, whosoever follows the upright faith, it is only for the benefits of his own self, and whosoever goes astray, it is only for his own loss. You, (O’ ‘Muhammad’), are not their advocate.
39:42  It is Allâh Who gathers the souls (of the human beings) at the time of their death, and those that die not during their sleep. He withholds those (souls) for which He has ordained death and releases the others till an appointed term. Verily, in this are signs (of the power & glory of Allâh) for people who (seek) to ruminate.
39:43  Or, have they taken others as intercessors instead of Allâh? Say: " What! Even though they possess no power over anything, nor do they have self- awareness that allows them to understand.
39:44  Say: "Unto Allâh belongs all intercession. His is the Absolute Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. Eventually, you will be brought back to Him.”
39:45  When Allâh alone is mentioned, the hearts of those who believe not in the ‘Hereafter’ are filled with revulsion, and when (whom they worship) beside Him are mentioned, they feel more joyous.
39:46  Say: "O’ Allâh, the Originator of the heavens and the earth, the All-Knowing of the unseen and the seen, You are the only One Who judges between your servants regarding that wherein they used to differ."
39:47  Those who acted wrongfully, if they had all that is in earth, even twice as much, they would certainly offer it as a ransom to be saved from the evil of the retribution on the ‘Day of Resurrection’. Eventually, Allâh will reveal clearly to them what they had never reckoned.
39:48  There will appear to them the evil deeds of what they earned, and they will be encompassed by that which they used to scoff.
39:49  So when a misfortune touches the man, he implores and prays to Us. But, as soon as We bestow a grace upon him, he says: “I attained this because of the knowledge (that I possess)” Nay, it is only a temptation, but most of them know not.
39:50  Indeed, Those before them said the same things, but what they used to earn availed them not.
39:51  Thus, the evil deeds of what they have earned tantalized them. Those who act wrongfully among them will be touched by the evil deeds of what they earn; and they will not be able to escape.
39:52  Do they not see that Allâh spreads out sustenance to whom He wills and straitens it? Unquestionably, there are signs (of Allâh’s Power and Glory) in this for a people who accept Allâh into their life.
39:53  (Declare, O’ Muhammad, what Allâh says): "O’ my servants who have wasted your lives in sin, dismay not of the mercy of Allâh. Indeed Allâh forgives all sins. Absolutely, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
39:54  Turn in repentance unto your Lord and submit (yourself entirely to his authority) before the (divine) retribution comes to you: then you will not be helped.
39:55  Follow the best of that which is sent down to you from your Lord before the (divine) retribution comes to you unexpectedly, while you perceive not.
39:56  Lest a person should say: "Alas for me, in that I failed to care for my duty towards Allâh properly! Indeed, I was among those who mock at (the ‘Revelations’).”
39:57  Or, lest he should say: "If only Allâh had illuminated my path, I would certainly have been among the Pious.
39:58  Or, lest he should say when he beholds the chastisement: “If only I had another chance, I would certainly be among those whose Faith is placed in Allâh.”
39:59  Aye! My ‘Revelations’ came (clearly) to you, but you refused to admit the truth of them and showed an arrogant attitude, becoming among the Faithless People.
39:60  On the ‘Day of Resurrection’, you will see the faces of those who lied against Allâh being blackened. Isn't it ‘Gehenna’ a suitable abode for the arrogant?
39:61  Allâh will save the Pious because of their achievements. No harm will overtake them; neither will they grieve.
39:62  Allâh is the Creator of all things, and He is Guardian over all things.
39:63  Unto Him, belong the keys of the heavens and the earth. Those who act impiously toward the revelations of Allâh are the sons of eternal perdition.
39:64  Say (O’ Muhammad): "Do you, O’ ignorant, command me to worship other than Allâh?"
39:65  Indeed, It has been revealed unto you as unto those before you. If it should happen that you associate partners with Allâh, then all your works would be definitely null and void, and you would be among the sons of eternal perdition..
39:66  Nay! But worship (& venerate) Allâh (alone), and be among the grateful.
39:67  They venerate not Allâh in accordance with what is appropriate for Him. The whole earth will be in His grip on the ‘Day of Resurrection’, and the heaven will be folded in His right hand. Glory be to Him! Highly exalted is He above what they associate (with Him).
39:68  The Trumpet will be blown, and so whosoever is in the heaven, and whosoever is in the earth, will be dazed, except whom Allâh wills. Then it will be blown again, and at once they will be standing and waiting.
39:69  Eventually, the earth will shine brightly with the Light of its Lord. The Book (of Deeds) will be laid down, the ‘Prophets’ and the witnesses are brought forward. It will be judged between them equitably, and they will not be wronged.
39:70  Each self person will be paid in full of what he did, for He is the Best-Knowing of what you do.
39:71  Those who excessively indulge in disbelief (in Allâh) will be driven to ‘Gehenna’ in troops, till, when they reach it, its gates thereof will be opened. Its keepers will say unto them: “Did not there come to you ‘Messengers’ from among you, reciting to you the (Holy) ‘Verses’ of your Lord, and warning you of the meeting of this day of yours?" They will say: “Yea, but the word of the punishment has been proven true against the Faithless People."
39:72  It will be said (unto them): "Enter the gates of ‘Gehenna’ to abide therein. Pernicious is the abode of the arrogant.”
39:73  Those who used to act piously towards their Lord will be driven to ‘Al-Jannah’, in troops, till, when they reach it, its gates thereof will be opened. Its keepers will say unto them: ”Peace be upon you. You are delivered from all the consequences of your sins. Thus, do enter it to abide"
39:74  They will say:“All the praises and gratitude belong to Allâh, Who has fulfilled His Promise to us, and has made us inherit the land of ‘Al- Jannah’ where we can dwell in it wherever we desire. How marvelous is the wage of workers!
39:75  You will see the ‘Angels’ surrounding the Throne (of Allâh) from all round, glorifying the praises of their Lord, it will be judged between them in truth, and it will be said: “All the praises and gratitude belong to Allâh, the Lord of the Worlds!"