45. Bowing the Knee (Al-Játhiya)
Revealed before the
Hijrah. This chapter has 37 verses.
In the Name of Allah,
Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
1. Há Mím.
revelation of the Book is from Allah the Exalted in Power, Full of Wisdom.
in the heavens and the earth, are Signs for those who believe.
4. And in
the creation of yourselves and the fact that animals are scattered (through the
earth), are Signs for those of assured Faith.
5. And in
the alternation of Night and Day, and the fact that Allah sends down Sustenance
from the sky, and revives therewith the earth after its death, and in the
change of the winds,- are Signs for those that are wise.
are the Signs of Allah, which We rehearse to thee in Truth; then in what
exposition will they believe after Allah and His Signs?
7. Woe to
each sinful imposter:
hears the Signs of Allah rehearsed to him, yet is obstinate and lofty, as if he
had not heard them: then announce to him a Chastisement Grievous!
when he learns something of Our Signs, he takes them in jest: for such there
will be a humiliating Chastisement.
front of them is Hell: and of no profit to them is anything they may have
earned, nor any protectors they may have taken to themselves besides Allah: for
them is a tremendous Chastisements.
is (true) Guidance and for those who reject the Signs of their Lord, is a
grievous Chastisement of abomination.
12. It is
Allah Who has subjected the sea to you, that ships may sail through it by His
command, that ye may seek of His Bounty, and that ye may be grateful.
13. And He
has subjected to you, as from Him, all that is in the heavens and on earth:
behold, in that are Signs indeed for those who reflect.
those who believe, to forgive those who do not hope for the Days of Allah: it
is for Him to recompense (for good or ill) each People according to what they
15. If any
one does a righteous deed, it is to his own benefit; if he does evil, it works
against (his own soul). In the end will ye (all) be brought back to your Lord.
16. We did
aforetime grant to the Children of Israel the Book the Power of Command, and
Prophethood; We gave them, for Sustenance, things good and pure; and We favored
them above the nations.
17. And We
granted them Clear Signs in affairs (of Religion): it was only after knowledge
had been granted to them that they fell into schisms, through insolent envy
among themselves. Verily thy Lord will judge between them on the Day of
Judgment as to those matters in which they set up differences.
We put thee on the (right) Way of Religion: so follow thou that (Way), and
follow not the desires of those who know not.
will be of no use to thee in the sight of Allah: it is only Wrong-doers (that
stand as) protectors, one to another: but Allah is the Protector of the
are clear evidences to men and a Guidance and Mercy to those of assured Faith.
Do those who do evil deeds think that We shall hold them equal with those who
believe and do righteous deeds,- that equal will be their life and their death?
Ill is the judgment that they make.
created the heavens and the earth for just ends, and in order that each soul
may find the recompense of what it has earned, and none of them shall be
seest thou such a one as takes as his god his own vain desire? Allah has,
knowing (him as such), left him astray, and sealed his hearing and his heart
(and understanding), and put a cover on his sight. Who, then, will guide him
after Allah (has withdrawn Guidance)? Will ye not then receive admonition?
they say: "What is there but our life in this world? We shall die and we
live, and nothing but time can destroy us." But of that they have no
knowledge: they merely conjecture:
when Our Clear Signs are rehearsed to them, their argument is nothing but this:
they say, "Bring (back) our forefathers, if what ye say is true!"
"It is Allah Who gives you life, then gives you death; then He will gather
you together for the Day of Judgment about which there is no doubt": but
most men do not know.
Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and the Day that the
Hour of Judgment is established,- that Day will the followers of Falsehood
thou wilt see every nation bowing the knee: every nation will be called to its
Record: "This Day shall ye be recompensed for all that ye did!
"This Our Record speaks about you with truth: For We were wont to put on
record all that ye did."
as to those who believed and did righteous deeds, their Lord will admit them to
His Mercy that will be the manifest triumph.
31. But as
to those who rejected Allah, (to them will be said): "Were not Our Signs
rehearsed to you? But ye were arrogant, and were a people given to sin!
"And when it was said that the promise of Allah was true, and that the
Hour - there was no doubt about its (coming), ye used to say, 'We know not what
is the Hour: we only think it a conjecture, and we have no firm assurance.'
will appear to them the evil (fruits) of what they did, and they will be
completely encircled by that which they used to mock at!
will also be said: "This Day We will forget you as ye forgot the meeting
of this Day of yours! And your abode is the Fire, and no helpers have ye!
"This, because ye used to take the Signs of Allah in jest, and the life of
the world deceived you:" (From) that Day, therefore, they shall not be
taken out thence, nor shall they make amends.
Praise be to Allah, Lord of the heavens and Lord of the earth,- Lord and
Cherisher of all the Worlds!
unto Him (alone) belongth Majesty in the heavens and the earth: and He is
Exalted in Power, Full of Wisdom!