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al-Hajj (The Pilgrimage)
as rendered by Ali Quli Qara'i

Ali Quli Qara'i rendition of Surah The Pilgrimage(al-Hajj)
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22:1 O mankind! Be wary of your Lord! Indeed the quake of the Hour is a terrible thing.
22:2 The day that you will see it, every suckling female will neglect what she suckled, and every pregnant female will deliver her burden, and you will see the people drunk, yet they will not be drunken, but Allah’s punishment is severe.
22:3 Among the people are those who dispute about Allah without any knowledge, and follow every froward devil,
22:4 about whom it has been decreed that should anyone take him for a friend, he will lead him astray, and conduct him toward the punishment of the Blaze.
22:5 O people! If you are in doubt about the resurrection, [consider that] We indeed created you from dust, then from a drop of [seminal] fluid, then from a clinging mass, then from a fleshy tissue, partly formed and partly unformed, so that We may manifest [Our power] to you. We establish in the wombs whatever We wish for a specified term, then We bring you forth as infants, then [We rear you] so that you may come of age. [Then] there are some of you who are taken away, and there are some of you who are relegated to the nethermost age, so that he knows nothing after [having possessed] some knowledge. And you see the earth torpid, yet when We send down water upon it, it stirs and swells, and grows every delightful kind [of plant].
22:6 That is because Allah is the Reality and it is He who revives the dead, and He has power over all things,
22:7 and the Hour is bound to come, there is no doubt in it, and Allah will resurrect those who are in the graves.
22:8 Among the people are those who dispute concerning Allah without any knowledge or guidance, or an enlightening Book,
22:9 turning aside disdainfully to lead [others] astray from the way of Allah. For such there is disgrace in this world, and on the Day of Resurrection We will make him taste the punishment of the burning:
22:10 ‘That is because of what your hands have sent ahead, and because Allah is not tyrannical to the servants.’
22:11 And among the people are those who worship Allah on the [very] fringe: if good fortune befalls him, he is content with it; but if an ordeal visits him he makes a turnabout, to become a loser in the world and the Hereafter. That is the manifest loss.
22:12 He invokes besides Allah that which can bring him neither benefit nor harm. That is extreme error.
22:13 He invokes someone whose harm is surely likelier than his benefit. Surely an evil ally and an evil companion!
22:14 Allah will indeed admit those who have faith and do righteous deeds into gardens with streams running in them. Indeed Allah does whatever He desires.
22:15 Whoever thinks that Allah will not help him in this world and the Hereafter, let him extend a rope to the ceiling and hang himself, and see if his artifice would remove his rage.
22:16 Thus have We sent it down as manifest signs, and indeed Allah guides whomever He desires.
22:17 Indeed the faithful, the Jews, the Sabaeans, the Christians, the Magians and the polytheists —Allah will indeed judge between them on the Day of Resurrection. Indeed Allah is witness to all things.
22:18 Have you not regarded that to Allah prostrates whoever is in the heavens and whoever is on the earth, and the sun, the moon, and the stars, the mountains, the trees, and the animals and many of mankind? And for many the punishment has become due. Whomever Allah humiliates will find no one who may bring him honour. Indeed Allah does whatever He wishes.
22:19 These two contenders contend concerning their Lord. As for those who are faithless, cloaks of fire will be cut out for them, and boiling water will be poured over their heads,
22:20 with which their skins and entrails will be fused,
22:21 and there will be clubs of iron for them.
22:22 Whenever they desire to leave it out of anguish, they will be turned back into it [and told]: ‘Taste the punishment of the burning!’
22:23 Indeed Allah will admit those who have faith and do righteous deeds into gardens with streams running in them, adorned therein with bracelets of gold and pearl, and their dress therein will be silk.
22:24 They shall be guided to the purest speech, and guided to the path of the All-laudable.
22:25 Indeed those who are faithless and who bar from the way of Allah and the Sacred Mosque, which We have assigned for all the people, the native and the visitor being equal therein —whoever seeks to commit therein sacrilege with the intent of wrongdoing, We shall make him taste a painful punishment.
22:26 When We settled for Abraham the site of the House [saying], Do not ascribe any partners to Me, and purify My House for those who go around it, and those who stand [in it for prayer], and those who bow and prostrate.
22:27 And proclaim the ḥajj to people: they shall come to you on foot and on lean camels coming from distant places,
22:28 that they may witness the benefits for them, and mention Allah’s Name during the known days over the livestock He has provided them. So eat thereof, and feed the destitute.
22:29 Then let them do away with their untidiness, and fulfill their vows, and go around the Ancient House.
22:30 That. And whoever venerates the sacraments of Allah, that is better for him with his Lord. You are permitted [animals of] grazing livestock except for what will be recited to you. So avoid the abomination of idols, and avoid false speech,
22:31 as persons having pure faith in Allah, not ascribing partners to Him. Whoever ascribes partners to Allah is as though he had fallen from a height to be devoured by vultures, or to be blown away by the wind far and wide.
22:32 That. And whoever venerates the sacraments of Allah —indeed that arises from the Godwariness of hearts.
22:33 You may benefit from them until a specified time. Then their place of sacrifice is by the Ancient House.
22:34 For every nation We have appointed a rite that they might mention Allah’s Name over the livestock He has provided them. Your God is the One God. So submit to Him. And give good news to the humble
22:35 —those whose hearts tremble with awe when Allah is mentioned, and who are patient through whatever visits them, and who maintain the prayer and spend out of what We have provided them.
22:36 We have appointed for you the [sacrificial] camels as one of Allah’s sacraments. There is good for you in them. So mention the Name of Allah over them as they stand. And when they have fallen on their flanks, eat from them, and feed the self-contained needy and the mendicant. Thus have We disposed them for your benefit so that you may give thanks.
22:37 It is not their flesh or their blood that reaches Allah. Rather it is your Godwariness that reaches Him. Thus has He disposed them for your benefit so that you may magnify Allah for His guiding you. And give good news to the virtuous.
22:38 Allah indeed defends those who have faith. Indeed Allah does not like any ingrate traitor.
22:39 Those who are fought against are permitted [to fight] because they have been wronged, and Allah is indeed able to help them.
22:40 —Those who were expelled from their homes unjustly, only because they said, ‘Allah is our Lord.’ Had not Allah repulsed the people from one another, ruin would have befallen the monasteries, churches, synagogues and mosques in which Allah’s Name is mentioned greatly. Allah will surely help those who help Him. Indeed Allah is all-strong, all-mighty.
22:41 Those who, if We granted them power in the land, maintain the prayer, give the zakat, and bid what is right and forbid what is wrong. And with Allah rests the outcome of all matters.
22:42 If they impugn you, the people of Noah have impugned before them and ‘a€d and Thamud
22:43 [as well as] the people of Abraham and the people of Lot,
22:44 and the inhabitants of Midian, and Moses was also impugned. But I gave the faithless a respite, then I seized them and how was My rebuttal!
22:45 How many towns We have destroyed while they were wrongdoers! So they lie fallen on their trellises, their wells neglected and their lofty palaces [desolate]!
22:46 Have they not traveled over the land so that they may have hearts by which they may apply reason, or ears by which they may hear? Indeed it is not the eyes that turn blind, but the hearts turn blind —those that are in the breasts!
22:47 They ask you to hasten the punishment, though Allah shall never break His promise. Indeed a day with your Lord is like a thousand years of your reckoning.
22:48 To how many a town did I give respite while it was wrongdoing! Then I seized it, and toward Me is the destination.
22:49 Say, ‘O mankind! I am only a manifest warner to you!’
22:50 As for those who have faith and do righteous deeds, for them is forgiveness and a noble provision.
22:51 But as for those who contend with Our signs, seeking to thwart [their purpose], they shall be the inmates of hell.
22:52 We did not send before you any apostle or prophet but that when he recited [the scripture] Satan interjected [something] in his recitation. Thereat Allah nullifies whatever Satan has interjected, [and] then Allah confirms His signs, and Allah is All-knowing, All-wise.
22:53 That He may make what Satan has thrown in a trial for those in whose hearts is a sickness and those whose hearts have hardened. Indeed the wrongdoers are steeped in extreme defiance.
22:54 That those who have been given knowledge may know that it is the truth from your Lord, and so they may have faith in it, and their hearts may be humbled before Him. Indeed Allah guides those who have faith to a straight path.
22:55 Those who are faithless persist in their doubt about it, until the Hour overtakes them suddenly, or they are overtaken by the punishment of an inauspicious day.
22:56 On that day all sovereignty will belong to Allah: He will judge between them. Then those who have faith and do righteous deeds will be in gardens of bliss,
22:57 and those who are faithless and who deny Our signs —for such there will be a humiliating punishment.
22:58 Those who migrate in the way of Allah and then are slain, or die, Allah will surely provide them with a good provision. Allah is indeed the best of providers.
22:59 He will admit them into an abode they are pleased with. Indeed Allah is all-knowing, all-forbearing.
22:60 That; and whoever retaliates with the like of what he has been made to suffer, and then is [again] aggressed against, Allah will surely help him. Indeed Allah is all-excusing, all-forgiving.
22:61 That is because Allah makes the night pass into the day and makes the day pass into the night, and because Allah is all-hearing, all-seeing.
22:62 That is because Allah is the Reality, and what they invoke besides Him is nullity, and because Allah is the All-exalted, the All-great.
22:63 Have you not regarded that Allah sends down water from the sky, whereupon the earth turns green? Indeed Allah is all-attentive, all-aware.
22:64 To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth, Indeed Allah is the All-sufficient, the All-laudable.
22:65 Have you not regarded that Allah has disposed for you[r benefit] whatever there is in the earth, and [that] the ships sail at sea by His command, and He sustains the sky lest it should fall on the earth, excepting [when it does so] by His leave? Indeed Allah is most kind and merciful to mankind.
22:66 It is He who gave you life then He makes you die, then He brings you to life. Indeed man is very ungrateful.
22:67 For every nation We had appointed a rite [of worship] which they used to observe; so let them not dispute with you about the matter. And invite to your Lord. Indeed you are on a straight guidance.
22:68 And if they dispute with you, say, ‘Allah knows best what you are doing.
22:69 Allah will judge between you on the Day of Resurrection concerning that about which you used to differ.’
22:70 Do you not know that Allah knows whatever there is in the sky and the earth? That is indeed in a Book. That is indeed easy for Allah.
22:71 They worship besides Allah that for which He has not sent down any authority, and of which they have no knowledge. And the wrongdoers shall have no helper.
22:72 When Our manifest signs are recited to them, you perceive denial on the faces of the faithless: they would almost pounce upon those who recite Our signs to them. Say, ‘Shall I inform you about something worse than that? The Fire which Allah has promised the faithless. And it is an evil destination.’
22:73 O mankind! Listen to a parable that is being drawn: Indeed those whom you invoke besides Allah will never create [even] a fly even if they all rallied to do so! And if a fly should take away something from them, they can not recover that from it. Feeble is the seeker and the sought!
22:74 They do not regard Allah with the regard due to Him. Indeed Allah is all-strong, all-mighty.
22:75 Allah chooses messengers from angels and from mankind. Indeed Allah is all-hearing, all-seeing.
22:76 He knows that which is before them and that which is behind them, and to Allah all matters are returned.
22:77 O you who have faith! Bow down and prostrate yourselves, and worship your Lord, and do good, so that you may be felicitous.
22:78 And wage jihad for the sake of Allah, a jihad which is worthy of Him. He has chosen you and has not placed for you any obstacle in the religion, the faith of your father, Abraham. He named you ‘muslims’ before, and in this, so that the Apostle may be a witness to you, and that you may be witnesses to mankind. So maintain the prayer, give the zakat, and hold fast to Allah. He is your master —an excellent master and an excellent helper.


   


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