The Holy Qur'an Translation

 
 



Al-Hajj

In the name of ALLAH, the Gracious, the Merciful.
O people, fear your Lord; Verily the earthquake of the Hour is a tremendous thing - (1) On the day when you see it, every woman giving suck shall forget her suckling and every pregnant woman shall cast her burden; and thou shalt see men as they were drunken while they will not be drunken, but severe will indeed be the chastisement of ALLAH. (2) And among men there are some who dispute about ALLAH without knowledge and follow every rebellious satan - (3) Concerning whom it is decreed that whosoever makes friends with him, him he will lead astray and will guide to the torment of the Fire. (4) O people, if you are in doubt concerning the Resurrection, then consider that WE have indeed created you from dust, then from a sperm drop, then from clotted blood, then from a lump of flesh, partly formed and partly unformed, in order that WE make Our power manifest to you. And WE cause what WE will to remain in the wombs for an appointed term; then WE bring you forth as babes; then WE rear you that you may attain to your age of full strength. And there are some of you who are caused to die in the normal course, and there are others among you are kept back till the worst part of life with the result that they know nothing after having had knowledge. And thou seest the earth lifeless, but when WE send down water thereon it stirs and swells and grows every kind of beauteous vegetation. (5) That is because ALLAH is Self-Subsisting and All-Sustaining, and that it is HE Who brings the dead to life, and that HE has power over all things; (6) And because the Hour will certainly come, there is no doubt about it, and because ALLAH will raise up those who are in the graves. (7) And among men is he who disputes concerning ALLAH without knowledge and without guidance and without an illuminating Book, (8) Turning his side disdainfully, that he may lead men astray from the way of ALLAH. For him is disgrace in this world; and on the Day of Resurrection WE shall make him taste the punishment of burning. (9) This is because of what thy hands have sent on before, and ALLAH is not unjust to HIS servants. (10) And among men is he who serves ALLAH, standing, as it were, on the verge. Then if good befalls him, he is content therewith; and if there befalls him a trial, he returns to his former way. He loses both this world as well as the Hereafter. That indeed is a manifest loss. (11) He calls beside ALLAH on that which can neither harm him nor benefit him. That is indeed straying far away. (12) He calls on him whose harm is much more likely than his benefit. Evil indeed is the patron, and evil indeed the associate. (13) Verily, ALLAH will cause those who believe and do good deeds to enter Gardens beneath which streams flow; surely, ALLAH does what HE pleases. (14) Whoso thinks that ALLAH will not help him in this world and the Hereafter, let him stretch a rope to heaven, and let him cut it off. Then let him see if his device can remove that which enrages him. (15) And thus have WE sent down the Qur'an as manifest Signs, and surely ALLAH guides whom HE desires. (16) As to those who believe, and the Jews and the Sabians, and the Christians, and the Magians and the idolaters; verily, ALLAH will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection. Surely, ALLAH watches over all things. (17) Hast thou not seen that to ALLAH submits whosoever is in the heavens and whosoever is in the earth, and the sun, and the moon, and the stars, and the mountains and the trees, and the beasts, and many of mankind ? But there are many who become deserving of punishment. And whomsoever ALLAH disgraces, none can raise him to honour. Verily, ALLAH does what HE pleases. (18) `There are two groups of disputants who dispute concerning their Lord. As for those who disbelieve, garments of fire will be cut out for them; and boiling water will be poured down over their heads, (19) Whereby that which is in their bellies, and their skins too, will be melted; (20) And for their further punishment there will be maces of iron. (21) Whenever in their anguish they will seek to get out of it, they will be driven back into it; and it will be said to them, taste ye the torment of burning !' (22) But ALLAH will cause those who believe and do righteous deeds to enter Gardens beneath which rivers flow. They will be adorned therein with bracelets of gold and with pearls; and their raiment therein will be of silk. (23) And they will be guided to pure speech, and they will be guided to the path of the Praiseworthy God. (24) As to those who disbelieve and hinder men from the way of ALLAH and from the Sacred Mosque, which WE have appointed equally for the benefit of all men, be they dwellers therein or visitors from the desert, and whoso seeks wrongfully to deviate therein from the right path - WE shall cause him to taste of a grievous punishment. (25) And call to mind when WE assigned to Abraham the site of the House and said, `Associate not anything with ME and keep MY House clean for those who perform the circuits, and those who stand up and those who bow and prostrate themselves in Prayer; (26) And proclaim unto men the Pilgrimage. They will come to thee on foot, and on every lean camel, coming by every distant, deep, track. (27) `That they may witness the benefits provided for them and may mention the name of ALLAH, during the appointed days, over the quadrupeds of the class of cattle that HE has provided for them. So eat thereof and feed the distressed and the needy. (28) `Then let them accomplish their needful acts of cleansing, and fulfill their vows, and go around the Ancient House.' (29) That is ALLAH's commandment. And whoso honours the things declared sacred by ALLAH, it will be good for him with his Lord. And the eating of the flesh of all cattle is made lawful to you except that which has already been announced to you in the Qur'an. Shun, therefore, the abomination of idols, and shun all words of untruth, (30) Devoting all your worship and obedience to ALLAH, not associating anything with HIM. And whoso associate anything with ALLAH, falls, as it were, from a height, and the birds snatch him away or the wind blows him away to a far off-place. (31) The truth is that whoso honours the sacred Signs of ALLAH - that, indeed, proceeds from the righteousness of hearts. (32) In these offerings are benefits for you for an appointed term, then their place of sacrifice is at the Ancient House. (33) And for every people WE have appointed rites of Sacrifice, that they might mention the name of ALLAH over the quadrupeds of the class of cattle that HE has provided for them. So your God is One God, therefore, submit ye all to HIM. And give thou glad tidings to the humble, (34) Whose hearts are filled with awe when the name of ALLAH is mentioned, and who patiently endure whatever befalls them, and who observe Prayer and spend out of what WE have bestowed upon them. (35) And among the sacred Signs of ALLAH WE have appointed for you the sacrificial camels. In them there is much good for you. So mention the name of ALLAH over them as they stand tied up in rows. And when they fall down dead on their sides, eat thereof and feed him who is needy but contented and him also who supplicates. Thus have WE subjected them to you, that you may be grateful. (36) Their flesh reaches not ALLAH, nor does their blood, but it is your righteousness that reaches HIM. Thus HE has subjected them to you, that you may glorify ALLAH for HIS guiding you. And give glad tidings to those who do good. (37) Surely, ALLAH defends those who believe. Surely, ALLAH loves not anyone who is perfidious, ungrateful. (38) Permission to take up arms is given to those against whom war is made, because they have been wronged and ALLAH, indeed, has power to help them. - (39) Those who have been driven out from their homes unjustly, only because they said, `Our Lord is ALLAH.' And if ALLAH had not repelled some people by means of others, cloisters and churches and synagogues and mosques, wherein the name of ALLAH is oft remembered, would surely have been destroyed. And ALLAH will, surely, help him who helps HIM. ALLAH is, indeed, Powerful, Mighty - (40) Those who, if WE establish them in the earth, will observe Prayer and pay the Zakát and enjoin good and forbid evil. And with ALLAH rests the final issue of all affairs. (41) And if they accuse thee of falsehood, even so, before them, the people of Noah and the tribes of Ad and Thamud also accused their prophets of falsehood; (42) And so did the people of Abraham and the people of Lot; (43) And the inhabitants of Midian. And Moses too was accused of falsehood. But I gave respite to the disbelievers; Then I seized them, and how terrible were the consequences of denying ME ! (44) And how many a city have WE destroyed, which was given to wrongdoing, so that it is fallen down on its roofs; and how many a well is deserted and how many a lofty castle lies in ruins ! (45) Have they not traveled in the land, so that they may have hearts wherewith to understand, or ears wherewith to hear ? For, surely, it is not the eyes that are blind, but blind are the hearts which are in the breasts. (46) And they demand of thee to hasten on the punishment, but ALLAH will never break HIS promise. And, verily, a day with thy Lord is sometimes as a thousand years of your reckoning. (47) And how many a city I have respited, while it was given to wrongdoing. Then I seized it, and unto ME is the return. (48) Say, `O Mankind, I am but a plain Warner to you;' (49) `Those who believe and do good works, for them is forgiveness and an honourable provision; (50) `But those who strive against Our Signs, seeking to frustrate Our purpose - these shall be the inmates of the Fire.' (51) Never did WE send a Messenger or a Prophet before thee, but when he sought to attain his object, Satan put obstacles in the way of what he sought after. But ALLAH removes the obstacles that are placed by Satan. Then ALLAH firmly establishes HIS Signs. And ALLAH is All-Knowing, Wise. (52) This happens that HE may make the obstacles which Satan puts in the way of the Prophet a trial for those in whose hearts is a disease and, those whose hearts are hardened and surely, the wrongdoers are gone far in opposition - (53) And that those to whom knowledge is given may know that it is the truth from thy Lord, so that they may believe therein and their hearts may be humble unto HIM. And, surely, ALLAH guides those who believe to the right path; (54) And those who disbelieve will not cease to be in doubt about it until the Hour comes suddenly upon them, or there comes to them the punishment of a destructive day. (55) The Kingdom on that day shall be ALLAH's. HE will judge between them. So those who believe and do righteous deed will be in Gardens of Bliss; (56) But those, who disbelieve and reject OUR Signs, will have an humiliating Punishment. (57) And those who leave their homes for the cause of ALLAH, and are then slain or die, ALLAH will, surely, provide for them a goodly provision. And, surely, ALLAH is the Best of providers. (58) HE will, surely, admit them to a place with which they will be well-pleased. And ALLAH is indeed All-Knowing, Forbearing. (59) That indeed is so. And whoso retaliates with the like of that with which he is afflicted and is then transgressed against, ALLAH will surely help him. ALLAH is indeed the Effacer of sins and is Most Forgiving. (60) That system of punishment operates to show that it is ALLAH Who causes the night to enter into the day and causes the day to enter into the night, and that ALLAH is All-Hearing, All-Seeing, (61) And that is because it is ALLAH WHO is the Truth, and that which they call on beside HIM is falsehood and because ALLAH is the High, the Great. (62) Seest thou not that ALLAH sends down water from the sky and the earth becomes green ? ALLAH is indeed the Knower of the subtleties, the All-Aware. (63) To him belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And Surely ALLAH is Self-Sufficient, Praiseworthy. (64) Seest thou not that ALLAH has subjected to you whatever is in the earth, and the ships that sail through the sea by HIS command ? And HE holds back the heaven lest it should fall on the earth save by HIS leave. Surely, ALLAH is compassionate and Merciful to people. (65) And HE it is who gave you life, then HE will cause you to die, then HE will give you life again. Surely, man is most ungrateful. (66) For every people WE have appointed ways of worship which they observe; so let them not dispute with thee in the matter of the Islamic way of worship; and call thou the people to thy Lord, for, surely, thou art on the right guidance. (67) And if they contend with thee, say, `ALLAH knows best what you do; (68) `ALLAH will judge between you and me on the Day of Resurrection concerning that about which you differ.' (69) Knowest thou not that ALLAH knows whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth ? Surely, it is all preserved in a Book, and that is easy for ALLAH. (70) And they worship instead of ALLAH that for which HE has sent down no authority, and that of which they have no knowledge. And for the wrongdoers there is no helper. (71) And when Our clear Signs are recited unto them, thou seest on the faces of those who disbelieve, manifest signs of displeasure. They would well-nigh attack those who recite Our Signs to them. Say, `Shall I tell you of something worse than that ? It is the Fire ! ALLAH has promised it to those who disbelieve. And an evil destination it is !' (72) O men, a similitude is set forth, so listen to it. Surely those on whom you call upon instead of ALLAH cannot create even a fly, though they should all combine together for the purpose. And if the fly should snatch away anything from them, they cannot recover it therefrom. Weak, indeed, are both the seeker and the sought. (73) They have not formed a true concept of the attributes of ALLAH. Surely, ALLAH is powerful, Mighty. (74) ALLAH chooses HIS Messengers from among angels and from among men. Surely, ALLAH is All-Hearing, All-Seeing. (75) HE knows what is before them and what is behind them, and to ALLAH are all affairs returned for decision. (76) O ye who believe ! bow you down and prostrate yourselves in Prayer, and worship your Lord, and do good deeds that you may prosper. (77) And strive in the cause of ALLAH as it behoves you to strive for it. HE has chosen you and has laid no hardship upon you in the matter of religion; so follow the faith of your father Abraham; HE has named you Muslims both before and in this Book, so that the Messenger may be a witness over you, and you may be witnesses over mankind. Therefore observe Prayer and pay the Zakaat, and hold fast to ALLAH. HE is your Protector and an Excellent Protector and an Excellent Helper ! (78)