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Surah As-Sajdah, Chapter 32

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

In the Name of God the Compassionate, the Merciful

Verses 1 – 11

الم {1}

1. Alif, lam, meem.

تَنْزِيلُ الْكِتَابِ لَا رَيْبَ فِيهِ مِنْ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ {2}

2. There is no doubt in which this book is revealed by the Providence of the worlds.

أَمْ يَقُولُونَ افْتَرَاهُ ۚ بَلْ هُوَ الْحَقُّ مِنْ رَبِّكَ لِتُنْذِرَ قَوْمًا مَا أَتَاهُمْ مِنْ نَذِيرٍ مِنْ قَبْلِكَ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَهْتَدُونَ {3}

3. Do they say he has fabricated it? Rather, it is a fact from your Providence to warn the tribe to whom before this no warner has come so far so they may be guided.

اللَّهُ الَّذِي خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا فِي سِتَّةِ أَيَّامٍ ثُمَّ اسْتَوَىٰ عَلَى الْعَرْشِ ۖ مَا لَكُمْ مِنْ دُونِهِ مِنْ وَلِيٍّ وَلَا شَفِيعٍ ۚ أَفَلَا تَتَذَكَّرُونَ {4}

4. God is He Who create the heavens and the earth and in between in six days, then He turned towards the Arsh (for energizing). There is not other God except Him, your Lord and Intercessor. Do you not understand?

يُدَبِّرُ الْأَمْرَ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ إِلَى الْأَرْضِ ثُمَّ يَعْرُجُ إِلَيْهِ فِي يَوْمٍ كَانَ مِقْدَارُهُ أَلْفَ سَنَةٍ مِمَّا تَعُدُّونَ {5}

4. He plans all affairs touching the heavens and the earth by means of angels. On the day, when they shall be presented to Him, duration of which, according to your calculation, is 1000 years.

ذَٰلِكَ عَالِمُ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ الْعَزِيزُ الرَّحِيمُ {6}

6. Certainly such is your Lord the Almighty and Merciful, Knower of Secrets and open.

الَّذِي أَحْسَنَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ خَلَقَهُ ۖ وَبَدَأَ خَلْقَ الْإِنْسَانِ مِنْ طِينٍ {7}

7. Who created whatever, everything to its perfection, and started creation of humans with earth.

ثُمَّ جَعَلَ نَسْلَهُ مِنْ سُلَالَةٍ مِنْ مَاءٍ مَهِينٍ {8}

8. Then made his progeny from a dirty drop of liquid.

ثُمَّ سَوَّاهُ وَنَفَخَ فِيهِ مِنْ رُوحِهِ ۖ وَجَعَلَ لَكُمُ السَّمْعَ وَالْأَبْصَارَ وَالْأَفْئِدَةَ ۚ قَلِيلًا مَا تَشْكُرُونَ {9}

9. Then he gave it a complete form and blew soul into it, creating1 although few appreciate and are grateful.

وَقَالُوا أَإِذَا ضَلَلْنَا فِي الْأَرْضِ أَإِنَّا لَفِي خَلْقٍ جَدِيدٍ ۚ بَلْ هُمْ بِلِقَاءِ رَبِّهِمْ كَافِرُونَ {10}

10. They said, “What! Once we are lost in the earth, are we going to be enlivened?” Rather, they disown to face their Providence.

قُلْ يَتَوَفَّاكُمْ مَلَكُ الْمَوْتِ الَّذِي وُكِّلَ بِكُمْ ثُمَّ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكُمْ تُرْجَعُونَ {11}

11. Say, “Death will come to you through the angels especially nominated, when you shall revert unto your Providence.”

Moral

Let death be daily before your eyes and you will not entertain any abject thought, nor too eagerly covet anything: (1) On death and judgment, heaven and hell, (2) who oft do think, ust needs die well.

Verses 12 – 22

وَلَوْ تَرَىٰ إِذِ الْمُجْرِمُونَ نَاكِسُو رُءُوسِهِمْ عِنْدَ رَبِّهِمْ رَبَّنَا أَبْصَرْنَا وَسَمِعْنَا فَارْجِعْنَا نَعْمَلْ صَالِحًا إِنَّا مُوقِنُونَ {12}

12. If you would see the culprits, standing with downcast head before the Creator, and praying, “Oh our Providence, we saw and heard. Let us revert to the world, to act righteously, we certainly owe (fealty to Your sovereignty).”

وَلَوْ شِئْنَا لَآتَيْنَا كُلَّ نَفْسٍ هُدَاهَا وَلَٰكِنْ حَقَّ الْقَوْلُ مِنِّي لَأَمْلَأَنَّ جَهَنَّمَ مِنَ الْجِنَّةِ وَالنَّاسِ أَجْمَعِينَ {13}

13. If We had desired, e would have bestowed guidance on every soul but My Commands shall prove true in which I shall fill hell with all spirits and men.2

فَذُوقُوا بِمَا نَسِيتُمْ لِقَاءَ يَوْمِكُمْ هَٰذَا إِنَّا نَسِينَاكُمْ ۖ وَذُوقُوا عَذَابَ الْخُلْدِ بِمَا كُنْتُمْ تَعْمَلُونَ {14}

14. Savour the punishment (of hell) for your having neglected to face Me on this day. We shall disregard them ad savour them permanent punishment of hell for their deeds.

إِنَّمَا يُؤْمِنُ بِآيَاتِنَا الَّذِينَ إِذَا ذُكِّرُوا بِهَا خَرُّوا سُجَّدًا وَسَبَّحُوا بِحَمْدِ رَبِّهِمْ وَهُمْ لَا يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ ۩ {15}

15. Only those who obey the commands of Mine3 when reminded of Judgment Day fall into prostration and glorify their Providence and are not proud.

تَتَجَافَىٰ جُنُوبُهُمْ عَنِ الْمَضَاجِعِ يَدْعُونَ رَبَّهُمْ خَوْفًا وَطَمَعًا وَمِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ يُنْفِقُونَ {16}

16. They turn their sides on the bed and pray to their Providence, under fear and hope, and spend in His name of what We have endowed on them.

فَلَا تَعْلَمُ نَفْسٌ مَا أُخْفِيَ لَهُمْ مِنْ قُرَّةِ أَعْيُنٍ جَزَاءً بِمَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ {17}

17. No one knows what blessings We have reserved to enlighten and cool their eyes for their deeds.

أَفَمَنْ كَانَ مُؤْمِنًا كَمَنْ كَانَ فَاسِقًا ۚ لَا يَسْتَوُونَ {18}

18. What! Can a faithful and disobedient be alike? Certainly not.

أَمَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ فَلَهُمْ جَنَّاتُ الْمَأْوَىٰ نُزُلًا بِمَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ {19}

19. Those who embrace faith and acted righteously have paradise for them4 as an entertainment for their deeds.

وَأَمَّا الَّذِينَ فَسَقُوا فَمَأْوَاهُمُ النَّارُ ۖ كُلَّمَا أَرَادُوا أَنْ يَخْرُجُوا مِنْهَا أُعِيدُوا فِيهَا وَقِيلَ لَهُمْ ذُوقُوا عَذَابَ النَّارِ الَّذِي كُنْتُمْ بِهِ تُكَذِّبُونَ {20}

20. And those who disobeyed have their destination in hell, when they will desire to come out of it, they shall be repulsed therein to savour punishment of hell for their falsification.

وَلَنُذِيقَنَّهُمْ مِنَ الْعَذَابِ الْأَدْنَىٰ دُونَ الْعَذَابِ الْأَكْبَرِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْجِعُونَ {21}

21. And besides this permanent punishment, they shall be punished in the grave or5 where they will have to resort.

وَمَنْ أَظْلَمُ مِمَّنْ ذُكِّرَ بِآيَاتِ رَبِّهِ ثُمَّ أَعْرَضَ عَنْهَا ۚ إِنَّا مِنَ الْمُجْرِمِينَ مُنْتَقِمُونَ {22}

22. Who can be more disobedient than one, when advised by Divine Lights, turns away from them? Verily shall We avenge the culprits.

Moral

Self-sufficient, if carefully grasped.

Verses 23 – 30

وَلَقَدْ آتَيْنَا مُوسَى الْكِتَابَ فَلَا تَكُنْ فِي مِرْيَةٍ مِنْ لِقَائِهِ ۖ وَجَعَلْنَاهُ هُدًى لِبَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ {23}

23. Verily We revealed unto Moses the Torah. Do not be in doubt of meeting Moses6 and We made it a guidance for the Jews.

وَجَعَلْنَا مِنْهُمْ أَئِمَّةً يَهْدُونَ بِأَمْرِنَا لَمَّا صَبَرُوا ۖ وَكَانُوا بِآيَاتِنَا يُوقِنُونَ {24}

24. We made in them Divine Lights under Our own nomination for their virtue of bearing patiently tyranny7 and similarly shall We raise.8

إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ يَفْصِلُ بَيْنَهُمْ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ فِيمَا كَانُوا فِيهِ يَخْتَلِفُونَ {25}

25. Verily your Providence shall decide on Judgment day mutual difference (between followers of Truth and those of passion).

أَوَلَمْ يَهْدِ لَهُمْ كَمْ أَهْلَكْنَا مِنْ قَبْلِهِمْ مِنَ الْقُرُونِ يَمْشُونَ فِي مَسَاكِنِهِمْ ۚ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ ۖ أَفَلَا يَسْمَعُونَ {26}

26. Has not destruction of previous generations guided them (the people of Mecca) whose house they are passing by (during travel). Do they not list to it with the heart for the sake of guidance?

أَوَلَمْ يَرَوْا أَنَّا نَسُوقُ الْمَاءَ إِلَى الْأَرْضِ الْجُرُزِ فَنُخْرِجُ بِهِ زَرْعًا تَأْكُلُ مِنْهُ أَنْعَامُهُمْ وَأَنْفُسُهُمْ ۖ أَفَلَا يُبْصِرُونَ {27}

27. Have they not seen Our sending water into the part of Earth which could not be watered by gravitation, by means of rain and producing vegetation and from which their animals and they eat and drink. Have they no sense?

وَيَقُولُونَ مَتَىٰ هَٰذَا الْفَتْحُ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ صَادِقِينَ {28}

28. And they ask you to inform them when the Day of Judgment will occur if you are true.

قُلْ يَوْمَ الْفَتْحِ لَا يَنْفَعُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا إِيمَانُهُمْ وَلَا هُمْ يُنْظَرُونَ {29}

29. Say, “Judgment day will not benefit the infidels’ faith and they will not be given any opportunity (to plead an excuse).”

فَأَعْرِضْ عَنْهُمْ وَانْتَظِرْ إِنَّهُمْ مُنْتَظِرُونَ {30}

30. You turn away your face from them and await as they are awaiting the Day of Judgment.

Moral

Bodily notes will suffice.

  • 1. various senses, eyes, ears, reasoning, etc.
  • 2. This is Divine decree, which shall be fulfilled. there is no other go but to supplicate the Divine Lights, in seeking Divine proximity willy nilly.
  • 3. personified in Divine Lights.
  • 4. on the right side of the Divine Throne.
  • 5. during Resurrection.
  • 6. During your ascension where your ascension where you meet other prophets.
  • 7. Atg the hands of enemies during guidance.
  • 8. 12 Divine Lights of Our choice for your sect.