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Yunus (Jonah)
as rendered by Syed Vickar Ahamed

Syed Vickar Ahamed rendition of Surah Jonah(Yunus)
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10:1 Alif Lam Ra: These are the verses from the Book of Wisdom (the Quran).
10:2 Is it a matter of wonder for men that We have sent Our revelation to a man (who is) from themselves? (Declaring) that he should warn Mankind (of the danger), and give the good news to the believers that they have before their Lord the highest Rank of Truth. (But) the disbelievers say: "This (man, the Prophet) is clearly a magician!"
10:3 Surely, your Lord is Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days— And then rose over the Throne (of power), regulating and governing all things. No intercessor (or pleader can request from Him) except after His permission (is given to him). This is Allah your Lord; Therefore Him, you worship: Will you not remember (to take the guidance)?
10:4 To Him will be your return— All of you. The Promise of Allah is true and sure. It is He Who begins the process of creation, and repeats it, that He may reward with justice those who believe and work righteousness; But those who reject (and disbelieved) him will have streams of boiling liquids (to drink), and a painful penalty because they rejected Him.
10:5 It is He Who made the sun to be a shining glory and the moon to be a light (of beauty), and set out the phases for it; So that you may know the number of years and count (the time). Allah did not create this except in truth and righteousness. (Like this) He explains His Signs in detail, for people(s) who have knowledge.
10:6 Surely, in the changing of the night and day, and in all that Allah has created, in the heavens and the earth, (there) are Signs for those who fear Him.
10:7 Verily, those who do not keep their hope on their meeting with Us, but are happy and content with the life of the world (and present), and those who do not pay attention to Our Signs—
10:8 (For those), their home is the Fire, because of the (evil) they have earned.
10:9 Verily, those who believe, and work righteousness— Their Lord will guide them through their Faith: Beneath them will flow rivers in Gardens (the Paradise) of delight.
10:10 In there, their cry will be: "Glory to You, O Allah!" And "Peace" will be their greeting in there! And the close (echo) of their voice will be: "Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds, (Rab-Al-'Ala'meen)!"
10:11 And if Allah were to bring forward for men the bad (that they have earned) as they would happily hasten on the good— Then their period of rest will be settled at once. But We leave those who do not keep their hope on their meeting with Us, in their sins, wandering about being lost.
10:12 And when trouble touches a man, he cries to Us (in many ways)— Lying down on his side, or sitting, or standing. But when We have solved his trouble, he goes on his way as if he never cried to Us for the trouble that had touched him! Thus the actions of who exceed their limits look all right in their (own) eyes!
10:13 And indeed, generations before you We have destroyed when they did wrong: Their messengers came to them with Clear Signs, but they would not believe! Like this We repay the sinners (and criminals)!
10:14 Then after them, We made you the successors generations after generations to take over the land, to see how you will behave!
10:15 And when Our Clear Signs (verses) are rehearsed on them, those who do not keep their hope on their meeting with Us, say: "Bring to us a Quran other than this, or change this," say: "It is not for me, to change it by myself: I follow nothing except what is made known to me: If I was to disobey my Lord, I should fear the penalty of a Great Day."
10:16 Say: "If Allah had so willed, I should not have delivered it to you, nor would He have made it known to you. Surely, a whole life-time before now, I have been with you: Then will you not understand?
10:17 Who do more wrong than those who make up a lie against Allah, or deny His Signs? But those who sin will never prosper.
10:18 Besides Allah, they worship things that do not hurt them, nor help them, and they say: "These are our intercessors (helpers) with Allah." Say: "Do you really tell Allah something that He does not know, in the heavens or on earth? Glory to Him! And High is He above the partners they ascribe (to Him)!"
10:19 Mankind was only one nation, but differed later. If it was not because of a Word from your Lord that came before their differences would have been settled between them.
10:20 And they say: "Why is a Sign not sent down to them from their Lord?" Say: "The Unseen is only for Allah (to know). Then you wait: I will also wait with you."
10:21 And then We make Mankind taste of some mercy after pain (and sorrow) has touched them, they start to plot against Our Signs! Say: "Allah! Is swifter to plan." Surely, Our messengers write down all the plots that you make!
10:22 It is He, Who enables you to travel by land and sea; So that when you get into ships— They (the ships) sail with them by the right wind, and they become happy with it; Then comes a stormy wind and the waves come to them from every side, and they think they are being overcome: Then they cry to Allah, truly offering (their) duty to Him, saying, "If You save us from this, we shall truly show our thanks!"
10:23 But when He saves them, behold! They exceed all limits proudly on earth against the right! O Mankind! Your insolence is against your own souls, an enjoyment of the life of the present! To Us is your return, in the end; And We shall show you the truth of all that you did.
10:24 Verily, the life of the present is like the rain which We send down from the skies: With its occurrence come the crops of the earth— Which provide food for men and animals: (They grow) till the earth wears its golden ornament and is strung out (in beauty): The people to whom it belongs think they have all the control over it (the earth): (However) by night or by day, Our Command reaches it and We make it like a harvest (crop) cleanly cut, as if it had not flourished the day before! Like this We explain in detail Our Signs for those who meditate.
10:25 But Allah does call (you) to the Home of Peace: He does guide whom He pleases to the Straight Path.
10:26 To those who do right is a good (reward)— Yes, more (than that), no darkness, no dust, nor shame shall be over their faces! They are the companions of the Garden; In there they will live (for ever)!
10:27 But those who have earned evil deeds will have a repayment of like evil: And (humiliating) shame and dishonor will cover their (faces): None will they have to save from (the anger of) Allah: Their faces will be covered, so to say, with pieces of the deep darkness of Night: They are the companions of the Fire: In there they will live forever!
10:28 And one Day, We shall gather them all together— Then We shall say to those who joined gods (with Us): "(Go) to your place! You and those you joined as 'partners'." Then We shall separate them, and their 'partners' shall say: "It was not us that you used to worship!
10:29 "Allah is enough as a witness between us and you: Truly we did not know anything of your worship of us!"
10:30 In there, every soul will know (the fruits of) the deeds it sent before: They will be brought back to Allah their rightful Lord, and their lies (the ‘partners’ that they) invented will leave them without (help or) support.
10:31 Say: "Who is it that provides you (for life) from the sky and from the earth? Or who is it that has power over hearing and sight? And who is it that brings out the living from the dead, and the dead from the living and who is it that rules and controls all affairs?" They will soon say, "Allah!" Say: "Then will you not show piety (to Him)?"
10:32 Such is Allah, your true Cherisher and Sustainer: Apart from Truth, what (remains) but wrong? Then why are you turned away?
10:33 It is (indeed) the Word of the Lord (always) proved true against those who rebel: Surely they will not believe.
10:34 Say: "Of your 'partners' can anyone originate creation and repeat it?" Say: "It is Allah Who begins creation and repeats it: Then why are you deceived away (from the truth)?"
10:35 Say: "From your 'partners', is there any that can give any guidance towards Truth?" Say: "It is Allah Who gives guidance towards Truth. Then, is He Who gives guidance to truth more worthy to be followed, or he who does not find guidance (for himself) unless he is guided? What then is the matter with you? How do you judge?"
10:36 And most of them follow nothing but (their) wishes: Truly, wishes can be of no use against Truth. Surely, Allah is well aware of all that they do.
10:37 And this Quran is not like anything that can be produced by (anyone) other than Allah; But (for sure), it confirms the (revelations) that went before it, and a more complete explanation of the Book— In which there is no doubt— From the Lord of the Worlds.
10:38 Or do they (the disbelievers) say, "He made it up?" Say: "Bring then a Sura of its like, and call (for your help) anyone you can, besides Allah, if it is that you speak the truth!"
10:39 No! They say it is false that whose knowledge they cannot understand, even before its proof has reached them: Like this did those before them accuse as false: But see what was the end of those who did wrong!
10:40 And of them there are some who believe in it, and (there are) some who do not (believe): And your Lord knows best those who are there to make mischief.
10:41 If they accuse you with lies, say (to them): "My work is for me, and yours is for you! You are free from responsibility about what I do, and I (am free from responsibility) about what you do!"
10:42 And among them are some who (show as if they) listen to you: But can you make the deaf to hear— Even though they do not understand?
10:43 And among them are some who look at you: But can you guide the blind— Even though they will not see?
10:44 Surely, Allah will not deal unjustly with (any) man in the least bit: It is man who does wrong to his own soul.
10:45 And on the Day, when He will gather them together: (It will be) as if they had not stayed except by an hour of a day: They will recognize each other: Surely, those will be lost who denied the meeting with Allah and refused to receive Guidance.
10:46 Whether We show you (in this life) some part of what We promise them (that is the punishment)— Or We take (back your) soul— (to Our Mercy before that) in any case, their return is to Us: In the end, Allah is witness to all that they used to do.
10:47 And for every nation a messenger was sent when their messenger has come (and told them), the matter will be decided between them justly, and they will not be wronged.
10:48 And they say: "When will this promise come true— If you (really) tell the truth?"
10:49 Say: "I have no power over any harm or gain to myself except as Allah wills. A term is fixed for every people: When their term is come, they can not postpone it by an hour, nor can they advance (it by an hour)."
10:50 Say: "Do you see— If the punishment from Him should come to you by night or by day— Which part of it (punishment) would the sinners want to hasten?
10:51 "At last, would you then believe in it, when it actually comes true?" (It will then be said:) "Well now? And you wanted to hasten it on!"
10:52 In the end, (it) will be said to them, the wrongdoers: "You taste the lasting punishment! You get only the repayment of what you earned!"
10:53 And they would like to be told by you: "Is that true?" Say: "Yes! By my Lord! It is the very truth! And you cannot escape from it!"
10:54 And every soul that has sinned, if it had all (the treasure) that is on earth; It would gladly give it (the treasure) in ransom: (But it will not be accepted, such souls), they would declare (their) repentance when they see the Penalty: But the judgment between them will be just, and no wrong will be done to them.
10:55 Is it not that to Allah belongs whatever that is in the heavens and on the earth? Is it not that Allah’s promise is definitely true? But most of them do not understand.
10:56 It is He Who gives life and Who causes death, and to Him, all of you shall be brought back.
10:57 O Mankind! There has come good advice (and guidance) to you from your Lord and a cure for (what is) in your breasts (hearts)— And for those who believe, a Guidance and a Mercy.
10:58 Say: "In the Bounty of Allah and in His Mercy— In that let them find joy (and happiness):" That is better than (the wealth) they (greedily) save.
10:59 Say: "Do you see what provision Allah has sent down to you for your living? And you make (some) unlawful (from the provision) and (you make some things) lawful." Say: "Has Allah really permitted you, or do you make up (things) to attribute to Allah?"
10:60 And what do those who make up lies against Allah, think of the Day of Judgment? Surely, Allah is full of Bounty to mankind, but most of them are ungrateful.
10:61 Whatever business you may be in— Whatever part of the Quran you may be saying— And whatever act you may be doing— Still, We are witnesses to them (all); When you are deep in thought about them. And there is nothing (as little as) the weight of an atom that is hidden from your Lord on the earth or in the heaven. And not the least, and not the greatest of these things happen except what are recorded in a clear Record.
10:62 Look! Surely upon the friends and allies of Allah, no fear shall befall upon them; Nor they shall grieve;
10:63 (They are) those who believe and guard against evil:— And fear Allah
10:64 For them is happy news, in the present life and in the Hereafter: There can be no change in the Words of Allah. This is truly the supreme (and greatest) happiness.
10:65 Do not let their (disbelievers) talk make you sad: Because all the power and honor belongs to Allah: He is All Hearing (Sami’), All Knowing (Aleem).
10:66 Look! Surely to Allah belong all creatures in the heavens and on the earth. And those (disbelievers) who worship others beside Allah, do not indeed, follow the ‘partners’; They follow nothing but (false) thoughts, and they (say) nothing but lies.
10:67 It is He Who has made the night for you so that you may rest in it, and the day to make things to be seen (by you). Surely in this are (His) Signs for those who listen (to His Message).
10:68 They say, "Allah has fathered a son!"— Glory be to Him! He (Allah) is Self-Sufficient! His are all things in the heavens and on earth! No reason do you have for this (lie about Allah)! Do you say about Allah what you do not know?
10:69 Say: "Verily, Those who make up a lie against Allah will never succeed."
10:70 (A little) enjoyment in this world! And then, their return will be to Us. Then We shall make them taste the harshest penalty for their lies (and falsehood about Allah).
10:71 And recite to them the story of Nuh (Noah). When he said to his people: "O my people! If it is difficult for your (minds) that I should stay (with you) and tell (you) the Signs of Allah— Still I put my trust in Allah, then you get an agreement about your plan and among your 'partners', so that your plan for you is not dark and dubious. Then pass your judgment about me, and give me no (special) consideration or relief.
10:72 "But if you can not do this, (then remember): I have asked no reward from you: My reward is to come only from Allah, and I have been ordered to be from those (people) who bow (down) to Allah’s Will (in Islam)."
10:73 They rejected him, but We saved him, and those with him in the Ark, and We made them take over (the earth), generation replacing one after another while We overpowered in the Flood those who rejected Our Signs (verses). Then, see what was the end of those who were warned. (But did not pay attention)!
10:74 Then after him, We sent messengers to their people: They (messengers) brought them clear proofs (of Allah), but they would not believe what they had already rejected before. Like this, We do close the hearts of those who transgress their limits.
10:75 Then after them We sent Musa (Moses) and Haroon (Aaron) to Firon (Pharaoh) and his chiefs with Our Signs (verses), but they were proud: They were people in sin (and crime).
10:76 So when the Truth did come to them from Us, they said: "This is really clear magic!"
10:77 Musa (Moses) said: "Do you say (this) about Truth when it has (actually) come to you? Is this (like) magic? But magicians will not prosper."
10:78 They said: "Have you come to us to turn us away from the way (that) we found our fathers following— So that you two, (Musa) and your brother (Haroon) may have fame in the land? But we shall not believe in you!"
10:79 And said Firon (Pharaoh): "Bring me every magician who is very good (in magic)."
10:80 And when the magicians came, Musa (Moses) said to them: "You throw whatever you (want) to throw!"
10:81 When they finished their throw, Musa (Moses) said: "What you have brought is magic: Surely, Allah will make it have no effect: Verily, Allah does not grant success to the work of those who do evil and mischief."
10:82 And by His Words, Allah proves and establishes His Truth, however much the sinners may dislike it!
10:83 But no one believed in Musa (Moses) except some offspring of his people, because of the fear of men, Firon (Pharaoh) and his chiefs, in case they should punish them; And Firon (Pharaoh) was really arrogant and cruel on the earth and one who exceeded all limits.
10:84 Musa (Moses) said: "O my People! If you (really) believe in Allah, then put your trust in Him (and) you bow (to His Will) if you are Muslims.”
10:85 They said: "We do put our trust in Allah. Our Lord! Do not make us a trial for those who act in cruelty and who are the wrongdoers;
10:86 "And with Your Mercy, save us from those who reject (You)."
10:87 And We inspired Musa (Moses) and his brother with this message: "Make homes for your people in Egypt, make your homes into places of worship, and practice regular prayers: And give the happy news to those who believe!"
10:88 Musa (Moses) prayed: "Our Lord! You have truly granted to Firon (Pharaoh) and his Chiefs fame and wealth in the life of the present, and so our Lord, they mislead (others) from Your Path. Our Lord! Destroy the power of their wealth, and send hardness (and suffering) to their hearts, so much so they will not believe till they have seen the great penalty."
10:89 Allah said: "Your prayer is accepted (O Musa and Haroon)! So you stand straight, and do not follow the path of those who do not know."
10:90 And We took the Children of Israel across the sea: Firon (Pharaoh) and his armies followed them with pride and anger. At the end, when overpowered with flood, he said: "I believe that there is no god except He in Whom the Children of Israel believe: I am of those who bow (to Allah in Islam)."
10:91 (It was said to him:) Oh now! But just a little while before, you were in (angry) revolt! And you did mischief (and violence)!
10:92 This day We shall save you in (your dead) body, so that you may be a sign to those who come after you! But surely, many from the mankind are careless of Our Signs!
10:93 We made home for the Children of Israel in a beautiful place to live, and gave to them sustenance of the best (kind): It was after wisdom had been given to them, that they divided into (various) groups. Surely, Allah will judge among them about their groups, on the Day of Judgment.
10:94 If you were in doubt about what We have revealed to you, then ask those who have been reading the Book from before you: Verily, the Truth has really come to you from your Lord: So do not be in any way of those in doubt.
10:95 And do not be of those who reject the Signs (verses) of Allah, or you shall be of those who will perish.
10:96 Truly, those against whom the Word of the Lord has been proved, (also) would not believe—
10:97 Even if every Sign was brought to them— Until they (themselves) see the great penalty.
10:98 Was there not a single township of people (among those We warned), which believed— So that its faith should have helped it— Except the people of Yunus (Jonah)? When they believed, We removed from them the penalty of dishonor in the present life, and let them to enjoy (their lives) for a while.
10:99 If it had been your Lords Will all of them would have believed— All who are on earth! (But) will you then compel mankind, against their will, to believe?
10:100 No soul can believe, except by the Will of Allah, and He will place (basic) doubt on those who will not understand.
10:101 Say: "Behold! All that is in the heavens and on the earth;" But neither Sign nor warners can help those who do not believe.
10:102 Then do they expect (anything) different from (what happened in) the days of men who passed away before them? Say: "Then you wait: Because I, also, will wait with you among those who wait."
10:103 In the end We save Our messengers and those who believe: Thus it is right on Our part that We should save those who believe!
10:104 Say (O Muhammad): "O you men! If you are in doubt about my religion, (look!) I do not worship what you worship, other than Allah! But I worship Allah Who will take back your souls: I am ordered to be among the believers,
10:105 "And further (that): 'Set your face to religion with true (and complete) devotion, and never in any way be of the idolaters (disbelievers);
10:106 " 'And do not pray to any other than Allah— Such (others) will neither help you nor hurt you: If you do, look! You shall truly be from those who do wrong.' "
10:107 And if Allah touches you with harm, there is no one who can remove it except He: And if He plans some benefit for you, then there is no one who can keep back His mercy: He makes it reach whoever of His servants that He pleases. And He is the Often Forgiving (Al-Ghafoor), the Most Merciful (Ar-Raheem).
10:108 Say: "O you men! Now the Truth has reached you from your Lord! Those who receive guidance, will do so for the good of their own souls; Those who wander, do so to their own loss: And I am not (sent) over you to fix your affairs (for you)."
10:109 And, you (O Muhammad!) follow the revelation sent to you, and be patient and constant, till Allah will decide: And He is the Best of (all) the judges (Qha’ir-ul-Hakimeen).


   


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