37. Those Ranged in Ranks (As-Sáffát)
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Revealed before the
Hijrah. This chapter has 182 verses.
In the Name of Allah,
Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
those who range themselves in ranks,
who so are strong in repelling (evil),
who thus proclaim the Message (of Allah.!
verily, your God is One!-
5. Lord of
the heavens and of the earth and all between them, and Lord of every point at
the rising of the sun!
6. We have
indeed decked the lower heaven with beauty (in) the stars,-
beauty) and for guard against all obstinate rebellious Satans,
they should not listen their ears in the direction of the Exalted Assembly and
they are cast away from every side,
and for them is a perpetual chastisement,
such as snatch away something by stealth, and they are pursued by a flaming
fire, of piercing brightness.
ask their opinion: are they the more difficult to create, or the (other) beings
We have created? Them have We created out of a sticky clay!
dost thou marvel, while they ridicule,
when they are admonished, pay no heed,-
when they see a Sign, turn it to mockery,
say, "This is nothing but evident sorcery!
"What! when we die, and become dust and bones, shall we (then) be raised
also our fathers of old?"
thou: "Yea, and ye shall then be humiliated (on account of your
it will be a single (compelling) cry; and behold, they will begin to see!
20. They will
say, "Ah! Woe to us! This is the Day of Judgment!"
voice will say,) "This is the Day of Sorting Out, whose truth ye (once)
"Bring ye up", it shall be said, "The wrong-doers and their
wives, and the things they worshipped -
"Besides Allah, and lead them to the Way to the (Fierce) Fire!
"But stop them, for they must be asked:
'What is the matter with you that ye help not each other?' "
but that day they shall submit (to Judgment);
they will turn to one another, and question one another.
will say: "It was ye who used to come to us from the right hand!"
will reply: "Nay, ye yourselves had no Faith!
"Nor had we any authority over you. Nay, it was ye who were a people in
"So now has been proved true, against us, the Word of our Lord that we
shall indeed (have to) taste (the punishment of our sins).
"We led you astray: for truly we were ourselves astray."
that Day, they will (all) share in the Chastisement.
that is how We shall deal with Sinners.
they, when they were told that there is no god except Allah, would puff
themselves up with pride,
say: "What! Shall we give up our gods for the sake of a Poet
he has come with the (very) Truth, and he confirms (the Message of) the
messengers (before him).
shall indeed taste of the Grievous Chastisement;-
you are requited naught save what ye did.
the chosen Servants of Allah,-
them is a Sustenance determined,
Fruits; and they (shall enjoy) honor and dignity,
Gardens of Delight,
each other on raised couches:
will be passed to them a Cup from a clear-flowing fountain,
Crystal-white, of a taste delicious to those who drink (thereof),
from headiness; nor will they suffer intoxication therefrom.
besides them will be chaste women, restraining their glances, with big eyes (of
wonder and beauty).
49. As if
they were (delicate) eggs closely guarded.
they will turn to one another and question one another.