Sunday, April 1, 2012

. 29. The Spider (Al-À nkabüt)

. 29. The Spider (Al-À nkabüt)

029.001 Alif. Lam. Mim.

029.002 Do men imagine that they will be left (at ease) because they say, We believe, and will not be tested with affliction ?

029.003 Lo! We tested those who were before you. Thus Allah knoweth those who are sincere, and knoweth those who feign.

029.004 Or do those who do ill-deeds imagine that they can outstrip Us ? Evil (for them) is that which they decide.

029.005 Whoso looketh forward to the meeting with Allah (let him know that) Allah's reckoning is surely nigh, and He is the Hearer, the Knower.

029.006 And whosoever striveth, striveth only for himself, for lo! Allah is altogether Independent of (His) creatures.

029.007 And as for those who believe and do good works, We shall remit from them their evil deeds and shall repay them the best that they did.

029.008 We have enjoined on man kindness to parents; but if they strive to make thee join with Me that of which thou hast no knowledge, then obey them not. Unto Me is your return and I shall tell you what ye used to do.

029.009 And as for those who believe and do good works, We verily shall make them enter in among the righteous.

029.010 Of mankind is he who saith: We believe in Allah, but, if he be made to suffer for the sake of Allah, he mistaketh the persecution of mankind for Allah's punishment; and then, if victory cometh from thy Lord, will say: Lo! we were with you (all the while). Is not Allah Best Aware of what is in the bosoms of (His) creatures ?

029.011 Verily Allah knoweth those who believe, and verily He knoweth the hypocrites.

029.012 Those who disbelieve say unto those who believe: Follow our way (of religion) and we verily will bear your sins (for you). They cannot bear aught of their sins. Lo! they verily are liars.

029.013 But they verily will bear their own loads and other loads beside their own, and they verily will be questioned on the Day of Resurrection concerning that which they invented.

029.014 And verily we sent Noah (as Our messenger) unto his folk, and he continued with them for a thousand years save fifty years; and the flood engulfed them, for they were wrong-doers.

029.015 And We rescued him and those with him in the ship, and made of it a portent for the peoples.

029.016 And Abraham! (Remember) when he said unto his folk: Serve Allah, and keep your duty unto Him; that is better for you if ye did but know.

029.017 Ye serve instead of Allah only idols, and ye only invent a lie. Lo! those whom ye serve instead of Allah own no provision for you. So seek your provision from Allah, and serve Him, and give thanks unto Him, (for) unto Him ye will be brought back.

029.018 But if ye deny, then nations have denied before you. The messenger is only to convey (the message) plainly.

029.019 See they not how Allah produceth creation, then reproduceth it ? Lo! for Allah that is easy.

029.020 Say (O Muhammad): Travel in the land and see how He originated creation, then Allah bringeth forth the later growth. Lo! Allah is Able to do all things.

029.021 He punisheth whom He will and showeth mercy unto whom He will, and unto Him ye will be turned.

029.022 Ye cannot escape (from Him) in the earth or in the sky, and beside Allah there is for you no friend or helper.

029.023 Those who disbelieve in the revelations of Allah and in (their) Meeting with Him, such have no hope of My mercy. For such there is a painful doom.

029.024 But the answer of his folk was only that they said: "Kill him" or "Burn him." Then Allah saved him from the Fire. Lo! herein verily are portents for folk who believe.

029.025 He said: Ye have chosen only idols instead of Allah. The love between you is only in the life of the world. Then on the Day of Resurrection ye will deny each other and curse each other, and your abode will be the Fire, and ye will have no helpers.

029.026 And
Lot believed him, and said: Lo! I am a fugitive unto my Lord. Lo! He, only He, is the Mighty, the Wise.

029.027 And We bestowed on him Isaac and Jacob, and We established the prophethood and the Scripture among his seed, and We gave him his reward in the world, and lo! in the Hereafter he verily is among the righteous.

029.028 And Lot! (Remember) when he said unto his folk: Lo! ye commit lewdness such as no creature did before you.

029.029 For come ye not in unto males, and cut ye not the road (for travellers), and commit ye not abomination in your meetings ? But the answer of his folk was only that they said: Bring Allah's doom upon us if thou art a truthteller!

029.030 He said: My Lord! Give me victory over folk who work corruption.

029.031 And when Our messengers brought Abraham the good news, they said: Lo! we are about to destroy the people of that township, for its people are wrong-doers.

029.032 He said: Lo!
Lot is there. They said: We are best aware of who is there. We are to deliver him and his household, all save his wife, who is of those who stay behind.

029.033 And when Our messengers came unto
Lot, he was troubled upon their account, for he could not protect them; but they said: Fear not, nor grieve! Lo! we are to deliver thee and thy household, (all) save thy wife, who is of those who stay behind.

029.034 Lo! We are about to bring down upon the folk of this township a fury from the sky because they are evil-livers.

029.035 And verily of that We have left a clear sign for people who have sense.

029.036 And unto Midian We sent Shu'eyb, their brother. He said: O my people! Serve Allah, and look forward to the Last Day, and do not evil, making mischief, in the earth.

029.037 But they denied him, and the dreadful earthquake took them, and morning found them prostrate in their dwelling place.

029.038 And (the tribes of) A'ad and Thamud! (Their fate) is manifest unto you from their (ruined and deserted) dwellings. Satan made their deeds seem fair unto them and so debarred them from the Way, though they were keen observers.

029.039 And Korah, Pharaoh and Haman! Moses came unto them with clear proofs (of Allah's Sovereignty), but they were boastful in the land. And they were not winners (in the race).

029.040 So We took each one in his sin; of them was he on whom We sent a hurricane, and of them was he who was overtaken by the (Awful) Cry, and of them was he whom We caused the earth to swallow, and of them was he whom We drowned. It was not for Allah to wrong them, but they wronged themselves.

029.041 The likeness of those who choose other patrons than Allah is as the likeness of the spider when she taketh unto herself a house, and lo! the frailest of all houses is the spider's house, if they but knew.

029.042 Lo! Allah knoweth what thing they invoke instead of Him. He is the Mighty, the Wise.

029.043 As for these similitudes, We coin them for mankind, but none will grasp their meaning save the wise.

029.044 Allah created the heavens and the earth with truth. Lo! therein is indeed a portent for believers.

029.045 Recite that which hath been inspired in thee of the Scripture, and establish worship. Lo! worship preserveth from lewdness and iniquity, but verily remembrance of Allah is more important. And Allah knoweth what ye do.

029.046 And argue not with the People of the Scripture unless it be in (a way) that is better, save with such of them as do wrong; and say: We believe in that which hath been revealed unto us and revealed unto you; our God and your God is One, and unto Him we surrender.

029.047 In like manner We have revealed unto thee the Scripture, and those unto whom We gave the Scripture aforetime will believe therein; and of these (also) there are some who believe therein. And none deny Our revelations save the disbelievers.

029.048 And thou (O Muhammad) wast not a reader of any scripture before it, nor didst thou write it with thy right hand, for then might those have doubted, who follow falsehood.

029.049 But it is clear revelations in the hearts of those who have been given knowledge, and none deny Our revelations save wrong-doers.

029.050 And they say: Why are not portents sent down upon him from his Lord ? Say: Portents are with Allah only, and I am but a plain warner.

029.051 Is it not enough for them that We have sent down unto thee the Scripture which is read unto them ? Lo! herein verily is mercy, and a reminder for folk who believe.

029.052 Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Allah sufficeth for witness between me and you. He knoweth whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth. And those who believe in vanity and disbelieve in Allah, they it is who are the losers.

029.053 They bid thee hasten on the doom (of Allah). And if a term had not been appointed, the doom would assuredly have come unto them (ere now). And verily it will come upon them suddenly when they perceive not.

029.054 They bid thee hasten on the doom, when lo! hell verily will encompass the disbelievers

029.055 On the day when the doom will overwhelm them from above them and from underneath their feet, and He will say: Taste what ye used to do!

029.056 O my bondmen who believe! Lo! My earth is spacious. Therefor serve Me only.

029.057 Every soul will taste of death. Then unto Us ye will be returned.

029.058 Those who believe and do good works, them verily We shall house in lofty dwellings of the Garden underneath which rivers flow. There they will dwell secure. How sweet the guerdon of the toilers,

029.059 Who persevere, and put their trust in their Lord!

029.060 And how many an animal there is that beareth not its own provision! Allah provideth for it and for you. He is the Hearer, the Knower.

029.061 And if thou wert to ask them: Who created the heavens and the earth, and constrained the sun and the moon (to their appointed work) ? they would say: Allah. How then are they turned away ?

029.062 Allah maketh the provision wide for whom He will of His bondmen, and straiteneth it for whom (He will). Lo! Allah is Aware of all things.

029.063 And if thou wert to ask them: Who causeth water to come down from the sky, and therewith reviveth the earth after its death ? they verily would say: Allah. Say: Praise be to Allah! But most of them have no sense.

029.064 This life of the world is but a pastime and a game. Lo! the home of the Hereafter - that is Life, if they but knew.

029.065 And when they mount upon the ships they pray to Allah, making their faith pure for Him only, but when He bringeth them safe to land, behold! they ascribe partners (unto Him),

029.066 That they may disbelieve in that which We have given them, and that they may take their ease. But they will come to know.

029.067 Have they not seen that We have appointed a sanctuary immune (from violence), while mankind are ravaged all around them ? Do they then believe in falsehood and disbelieve in the bounty of Allah ?

029.068 Who doeth greater wrong than he who inventeth a lie concerning Allah, or denieth the truth when it cometh unto him ? Is not there a home in hell for disbelievers ?

029.069 As for those who strive in Us, We surely guide them to Our paths, and lo! Allah is with the good.

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