Muhammad Sarwar - Sura: 45. Al-Jathiyah - The Kneeling

  1. Ha. Mim.

  2. This Book is revealed from God, the Majestic and All-wise.

  3. In the heavens and the earth there is evidence (of the Truth) for the believers.

  4. In your creation and in that of the beasts living on earth there is evidence of the Truth for the people who have strong faith.

  5. In the alternation of the night and the day, the sustenance which God has sent down from the sky to revive the barren earth, and in the changing of the direction of the winds there is evidence of the truth for the people of understanding.

  6. These are the revelations of God which We recite to you for a genuine purpose. In what statements other than God´s and His revelations will they then believe?

  7. Woe to every sinful liar!

  8. He hears the revelations of God which are recited to him, then persists in his arrogance as if he had not even heard them. Tell him that he will suffer a painful torment.

  9. When he learns about some of Our revelations, he mocks them. Such people will suffer a humiliating torment.

  10. Hell is awaiting them and none of their deeds will be of any benefit to them, nor will any guardian whom they have chosen besides God. They will suffer a great torment.

  11. This (Quran) is a guidance. Those who reject the revelations of their Lord will suffer the most painful punishment.

  12. God has made the sea subservient to you so that ships sail on by His command and you seek His favors. Perhaps you will be grateful.

  13. He has also made subservient to you all that is in the heavens and the earth. In this there is evidence (of the Truth) for those who use their minds.

  14. Tell the believers to forgive those who do not have faith in the days of God (Day of Judgment) and Resurrection. God will give due recompense to all the people for their deeds.

  15. One who acts righteously does so for his own benefit and one who commits evil does so against his own soul. To your Lord you will all return.

  16. We gave the Book to the Israelites, the commandments, and prophethood, granted them pure sustenance, and gave them preference above all people.

  17. We also gave them clear evidence in support of the true religion. Only after having received knowledge did they create differences among themselves because of their rebelliousness. Your Lord will issue His decree concerning their differences on the Day of Judgment.

  18. We have established for you a code of conduct and a religion. Follow it and do not follow the desires of the ignorant people.

  19. They will never be sufficient (protection) for you in place of God. The unjust are each other´s friends, but God is the guardian of the pious ones.

  20. This (Quran) is an enlightenment for the people and a guide and mercy for the people who have strong faith.

  21. Do the people who commit evil think that We shall make their life and death like that of the righteously striving believers? How terrible is their Judgment!

  22. God has created the heavens and the earth for a genuine purpose so that every soul will be duly recompensed for its deeds without being wronged.

  23. Have you seen the one who has chosen his desires as his lord? God has knowingly caused him to go astray, sealed his ears and heart and veiled his vision. Who besides God can guide him? Will they, then, not take heed?

  24. They have said, "The only life is this worldly life and here we shall live and die. It is only time which will destroy us" They have no knowledge about this. It is only their guesswork.

  25. When Our enlightening revelations are recited to them, their only argument against it is, "Bring our forefathers back to life if what you say is true".

  26. (Muhammad), say, "It is God who gives you life and causes you to die. He will bring you together on the inevitable Day of Judgment," but most people do not know.

  27. To God belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth. On the day when the Hour of Doom arrives, the followers of falsehood will be lost.

  28. You will see all the people kneeling down. Everyone will be summoned to the Book (containing the record of their deeds). They will be told, "On this day you will be recompensed for what you have done".

  29. This is Our Book. It will tell you the truth. We have made a copy of all that you have done.

  30. The Lord will admit the righteously striving, believing people into His mercy. This is certainly a clear victory.

  31. To the unbelievers the Lord will say, "Were not Our revelations recited to you and did not you arrogantly reject them? You were a sinful people".

  32. When it was said that the promise of God is true and that the Hour would inevitably come, you said, "We do not know what the Hour of Doom is, we are suspicious about it and we are not convinced".

  33. Their evil deeds will be revealed to them and (the torment) which they had mocked will surround them.

  34. They will be told, "On this day We shall forget you in the same way that you had forgotten your coming into Our presence. Your dwelling will be hell fire and no one will help you.

  35. This is only because you had mocked the revelations of God and the worldly life had deceived you. On this day they will not be taken out of hell, nor will they be granted any favors.

  36. It is only God, Lord of the heavens and the earth and Lord of the Universe who deserves all praise.

  37. It is His greatness that dominates the heavens and the earth. He is the Majestic and All-wise.


Sura 44Sura 46