Hamid S. Aziz - Sura: 45. Al-Jathiyah - The Kneeling

  1. Ha Mim.

  2. The revelation of the Book is from Allah, the Mighty, the Wise.

  3. Most surely in the heavens and the earth there are signs for the believers.

  4. And in your own creation and in what He spreads abroad of animals there are signs for a people that have faith;

  5. And in the variation of the night and the day, and in the sustenance Allah sends down from the clouds, then gives life thereby to the earth after its death, and in the changing of the winds, there are signs for a people who understand.

  6. These are the Signs of Allah which We recite to you with Truth; then in what explanations would they believe after (rejecting) Allah and His Signs?

  7. Woe to every sinful dealer in falsehood,

  8. Who hears the Signs of Allah recited to him, then persists proudly as though he had not heard them; so announce to him a grievous punishment.

  9. And when he comes to know of any of Our revelations, he takes it for a jest; these it is that shall have abasing doom.

  10. Before them is Hell, and there shall not avail them aught of what they earned, nor those whom they took for guardians besides Allah, and they shall have an awful doom.

  11. This is guidance; and as for those who disbelieve in the revelations of their Lord, they shall have a painful penalty because of their abominations.

  12. It is Allah Who has made subservient to you the sea that the ships may run therein by His command, and that you may seek of His grace, and that you may give thanks.

  13. And He has subjected to you whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth, all from Himself; most surely there are signs in this for a people who reflect.

  14. Tell those who believe that they should forgive those who fear (or hope) not the days of Allah, that He may reward a people for what they earn.

  15. Whoever does good, it is for his own soul, and whoever does evil, it is against it; then you shall be brought back to your Lord.

  16. And certainly We gave the Book and the Wisdom and the Prophecy to the children of Israel, and We gave them of the goodly things, and We made them excel over other nations.

  17. And We gave them clear commandments in (religious) affairs, but they did not differ until after knowledge had come to them, through rivalry among themselves; surely your Lord will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that wherein they differ.

  18. And now have We set you on a clear course in (religious) affairs, therefore follow it, and do not follow the low desires of those who know not.

  19. Surely they shall not avail you in the least against Allah; and surely the unjust are friends of each other, and Allah is the guardian of those who guard (against evil).

  20. These are clear proofs for mankind, and a guidance and a mercy for a people who have sure faith.

  21. What! Do those who have wrought evil deeds think that We will make them like those who believe and do good - that their life and their death shall be equal? Ill is their judgment!

  22. And Allah created the heavens and the earth with Truth and that every soul may be rewarded for what it has earned and they shall not be wronged.

  23. Have you then considered him who takes his vain desire for his God, and Allah has made him err purposely (or knowingly) and has set a seal upon his ear and his heart (understanding) and put a covering upon his eye. Who can then guide him after Allah? Will you not then be mindful?

  24. And they say, "There is nothing but our life in this world; we live and die and nothing destroys us but time", and they have no knowledge of that; they only conjecture.

  25. And when Our clear revelations are recited to them, their argument is no other than that they say, "Bring our fathers back if you are truthful."

  26. Say, "Allah gives you life, then He makes you die, then will He gather you to the Day of Resurrection wherein is no doubt", but most people know not.

  27. And Allah´s is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth; and on the Day when the Hour shall come to pass, on that Day shall those who follow falsehoods (illusions) perish.

  28. And you shall see every people (sect, community or nation) kneeling down; every nation shall be called to its Book (or Record, or will be judged by its scripture): this day shall you be requited for what you did.

  29. This is Our book that speaks against you with truth (or justice); surely We cause to be recorded all what you do,

  30. Then as to those who believed and did good, their Lord will make them enter into His mercy; that is the manifest achievement (or triumph).

  31. As to those who disbelieved (it will be said,) "What! Were not Our revelations recited unto you? But you were proud and became a guilty people."

  32. And when it was said, "Surely the promise of Allah is true and as for the Hour, there is no doubt about it", you said, "We do not know what the Hour is; we do not think that it will come to pass save a passing thought, and we are not convinced."

  33. And the evil consequences of what they did shall become manifest to them and that which they mocked shall encompass them.

  34. And it shall be said, "Today We forsake you as you neglected the meeting of this Day of yours and your abode is the Fire, and there are not for you any helpers:

  35. That is because you took the Signs of Allah for a jest and the life of this world deceived you." So on that Day they shall not be brought forth from it, nor shall they be granted Grace.

  36. Therefore to Allah is due all praise, the Lord of the heavens and the Lord of the earth, the Lord of all worlds.

  37. And unto Him alone belongs Majesty in the heavens and the earth, and He is the Mighty, the Wise.


Sura 44Sura 46