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Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli




Yunus (Jonah)
as rendered by Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli

Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli rendition of Surah Jonah(Yunus)
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10:1 Alif 'A', Lam 'L', Ra 'R'. These are the verses of the Book of Wisdom.
10:2 Was it a wonder to the people that We revealed to a man from among themselves that he should warn mankind and give good tidings to those who believe that they have before their Lord the rank of Truth(While)the unbelievers say: 'This is indeed an evident sorcerer! '
10:3 Verily, your Lord is Allah, Who created the heavens and the Earth in six Days. Then He established Himself on 'Arsh(the Throne), directing the affair. No intercessor can there be except after(obtaining)His leave. This is Allah your Lord; Him therefore worship you: will you not remember
10:4 To Him will be your return, all together. The promise of Allah is true. Verily He originates the(process of)creation, then He causes it to return, that He may reward with justice those who believe and do righteous deeds; but those who disbelieve, for them shall be a drink from the boiling fluids and a painful chastisement for what they used to reject.
10:5 He it is Who made the sun a radiation and the moon a light, and determined it by stations, that you might know the number of years and the reckoning(of time). Allah did not create that save in truth.(Thus)does He explain the Signs in detail, for a people who know.
10:6 Verily, in the alternation of night and day, and all that Allah has created in the heavens and the earth, surely there are signs for a people who keep from evil.
10:7 Verily those who do not expect the meeting with Us, but are pleased with the life of this world and are satisfied with it, and those who are neglectful of Our Signs,
10:8 These! Their abode is the Fire for what they used to earn.
10:9 Verily those who believe and do righteous deeds, their Lord will guide them by their Faith: beneath them rivers flow in gardens of bliss.
10:10 Their cry therein(will be): 'Glory be to You, O Allah! ' and 'Peace' will be their greeting therein. And the close of their cry(will be): '(All)praise is(only)Allah's, the Lord of the Worlds'.
10:11 And if Allah were to hasten on for men the ill(they have earned)as they would hasten on the good, surely their term would already be decreed unto them. But We leave those who do not expect the meeting with Us, in their contumacy, wandering blindly.
10:12 And when an affliction touches a man, he calls Us(while reclining)on his side, or sitting, or standing. But when We remove from him his affliction, he passes on, as if he never called Us to an affliction that touched him. Thus is made fair seeming to the extravagant that which they have been doing.
10:13 And certainly We destroyed the generations before you when they were unjust, and their messengers came to them with clear arguments and they would not believe. Thus do We recompense the guilty people.
10:14 Then We made you successors in the earth after them to see how you behave.
10:15 And when Our Clear Signs are recited unto them, those who do not expect the meeting with Us, say: 'Bring us a Qur'an other than this, or alter it. ' Say: 'It is not for me to alter it of my own accord, I follow naught but what is revealed unto me; verily, I fear, if I were to disobey my Lord the Penalty of a Great Day(to come). '
10:16 Say: 'Had Allah so willed, I would not have recited it to you, nor would He have taught it to you. Indeed I have lived amongst you a lifetime before it. Have you then no sense '
10:17 Who is then more unjust than he who forges a lie against Allah, or belies His Signs Verily the guilty ones will never prosper.
10:18 And they worship, besides Allah, what can neither hurt them nor profit them, and they say: 'These are our intercessors with Allah. ' Say: 'Will you inform Allah of what He knows not either in the heavens or in the earth ' Glory be to Him! High be He exalted above what they associate(with Him).
10:19 And mankind were only one community, then they differed, and had not a Word already gone forth from your Lord, their differences would have been judged between them.
10:20 And they say: 'Why is not a Sign sent down to him from his Lord ' Say then: ' Verily the Unseen is only for Allah(to know). Wait you then, verily I, also with you, will be of those who wait'.
10:21 And when We make mankind taste of(Our)mercy after adversity hath touched them, behold! they have a device concerning Our Signs! Say: 'Allah is quicker at devising. Verily, Our messengers record what you devise'.
10:22 He it is Who enables you to traverse through land and sea; so that you are in the ships, and they sail with them with a favourable wind, and they rejoice thereat. Then there comes upon them a stormy wind and the waves come on them from all sides, and they think that they are encompassed therewith, they call upon Allah, making their faith pure for Him,(saying): 'If You deliver us from this, we shall surely be of the grateful ones'.
10:23 But when He delivers them, behold! They rebel in the earth unjustly. O mankind! Your rebellion is against your own selves, an enjoyment of the life of this world. Then to Us is your return, and We shall inform you of what you used to do.
10:24 The likeness of the life of this world is just as the water which We send down from the sky, and the plants of the earth mingle with it whereof men and cattle eat, till when the earth takes its ornament and is embellished, and its people imagine that they have power over it,(but suddenly)Our command reaches it by night or by day, and We make it stubble, as if it had not flourished the day before! Thus do We explain the Signs in detail for a people who reflect.
10:25 And Allah doth call mankind to the Abode of Peace and He guides whomever He Pleases unto the Straight path.
10:26 For those who do good, is a goodly(reward), and more(than this). Neither dust nor abasement shall over spread their faces. They are Companions of the Garden; they will abide therein forever.
10:27 And those who have earned evil will have a reward of like evil; and the dust of ignominy will cover them. No defender will they have from(the wrath of) Allah: as if their faces had been covered with pieces from the darkness of night. They are Companions of the Fire: they will abide therein forever!
10:28 And the Day We shall muster them all, then We shall say to those who associated others(with Us): 'Get you to your place! You and your associates', then We shall set a space between them, and their associates shall say: 'It was not us(indeed)that you used to worship! '
10:29 Allah is a sufficient witness between us and you: we certainly were Unaware of your worship(of us).
10:30 There will every soul realize(the reward of)the deeds it sent aforetime, and they will be brought back to Allah, their true Lord, and that which they used to fabricate(the false deities)will vanish(away)from them.
10:31 Say: Who provides you(sustenance)from the sky and from the earth Or who possesses hearing and sight And who brings forth the living from the dead and brings forth the dead from the living And, who administrates(every)affair They will soon say: 'Allah'. Then, say: 'Will you not then keep from evil ?
10:32 Such then is Allah, your true Lord; and what is apart from the Truth but error How then are you turned away
10:33 Thus is the Word of your Lord proved true against those who did wrong, that they will not believe.
10:34 Say: 'Is there any of your partners(whom you ascribe unto Allah)one( that)can originate creation, then bring it back again ' Say: '(Only)Allah originates creation, then brings it back again; then how are you turned away( from the Truth)'
10:35 Say: 'Is there any of your partners(whom you ascribe unto Allah)one that leads towards the Truth Say: '(Only)Allah leads unto the Truth. Is then He Who leads unto the Truth more worthy to be followed, or he who does not go aright(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 conjecture: truly, conjecture can be of no avail against the Truth. Verily Allah is well aware of what they do.
10:37 And this Qur'an is not such as to be produced by other than Allah; but it is a confirmation of(revelations) that went before it, and a(clear) explanation of the Book, wherein there is no doubt, from the Lord of the Worlds.
10:38 Or they say, 'He has forged it. ' Say: 'Bring then a Sura like unto it, and call(to your aid)anyone you can, besides Allah, if you are truthful! '
10:39 Nay, they belied that which they comprehended not with the knowledge of it, which whose interpretation has not yet come to them. Even thus did belie those before them, see then what was the end of the unjust ones.
10:40 And some of them believe in it and some of them do not believe in it;and your Lord knows best the mischief makers.
10:41 And if they belie you, say: 'For me is my work and for you is your work. You are quit of what I do, and I am quit of what you do'.
10:42 And(when you recite the Qur'an)some of them(pretend to)listen to you, but can you make the deaf to hear, even though they are without understanding ?
10:43 And some of them look at you, but can you guide the blind even though they will not see(inwardly)
10:44 Verily Allah does not any injustice to people but people to their own selves do injustice.
10:45 And on the Day He will muster them, as if they had tarried but an hour of the day, they will recognize each other. Those will verily have perished who denied the meeting with Allah and were not guided a right.
10:46 Whether We show you(realized in your lifetime)some part of what We promise them, or We take your soul, to Us is their return. Then Allah is witness to(all)what they do.
10:47 And for every people there is a Messenger. Then when their Messenger comes,(on the Day of Judgment), the matter will be judged between them with justice, and they will not be dealt with unjustly.
10:48 They say:'When will this promise be, if you are truthful'
10:49 Say: 'I do not possess any harm or profit for myself except as Allah wills. To every people is a term appointed. When their term comes, then they shall neither put(it)off an hour, nor hasten(it). '
10:50 Say: 'Have you considered If His punishment comes upon you by night or by day, what portion of it will the sinners wish to hasten ?
10:51 Is it when it(the punishment)comes to pass, you will believe in it ? Ah! Now ? And you wanted(aforetime)to hasten it on ?
10:52 Then it will be said to those who were unjust: 'Taste you the enduring punishment! Are you requited aught save what you used to earn ?
10:53 And they ask you to inform them saying: 'Is that true ? Say: 'You! by my Lord! Verily it is the truth; and you cannot frustrate(Him)'.
10:54 And if every soul that has done injustice had all that is on earth, he would assuredly give it in ransom, and they declare(their)remorse when they see the Penalty. But the judgment between them will be with justice, and they will not be dealt with unjustly.
10:55 Behold! Verily to Allah belongs whatever is in the heavens and the earth. Behold! Verily, Allah's promise is true, but most of them do not know.
10:56 He(it is Who)gives life and causes to die, and to Him you shall be returned.
10:57 O mankind! There hath come to you an admonition from your Lord and a healing for what is in your hearts, and a guidance and a mercy for the believers.
10:58 Say: 'In the grace of Allah, and in His mercy in that let them rejoice; it is better than that which they hoard'.
10:59 Say: 'Have you considered what(things)Allah has sent down for you of sustenance, then you made some of it unlawful, and(some of it)lawful ' Say: 'Has Allah permitted you, or do you forge a lie against Allah '
10:60 And what imagine those who forge lies against Allah, on the Day of Resurrection Verily Allah is the Lord of bounty to mankind, but most of them are not thankful.
10:61 And you are not(engaged)in any affair, nor do you recite any part from the Qur'an, and nor any deed you(mankind)may be doing, but We are Witnesses over you when you enter into it. Nor is there hidden from your Lord(so much as)the weight of an atom on the earth or in the heaven, not anything lesser than that or greater but are(recorded)in a Clear Book.
10:62 Behold! Verily no fear shall be upon the friends of Allah, nor shall they grieve;
10:63 Those who believe and constantly keep from evil.
10:64 For them are Glad Tidings in this world's life and in the Hereafter. There is no change in the Words of Allah. That is the great success.
10:65 And let not their speech grieve you. Verily the glory is wholly Allah's; He is All- Hearing, All- Knowing.
10:66 Behold! Verily to Allah belongs whoever is in the heavens and whoever is in the earth, and they do not follow any associates, who call on others besides Allah, they do not follow(anything)but conjectures, and they only lie.
10:67 He it is Who appointed for you the night that you rest in it, and the day giving light. Verily there are signs in it for people who hearken.
10:68 They say, 'Allah has begotten a son! ' Glory be to Him! He is Self- Sufficient! His is whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth! No warrant have you for this! Do you say about Allah what you do not know '
10:69 Say: 'Verily those who forge a lie against Allah will not prosper. '
10:70 (They have)a little enjoyment in this world, then to Us will be their return, then shall We make them taste the severe penalty because they used to disbelieve.
10:71 And recite to them the story of Noah when he said to his people: 'O my people! if my stay(with you)and my reminding you of the Signs of Allah is grievous to you, yet I have put my trust in Allah, so resolve on your affair, with your partners, so that your affair be not dubious to you. Then make decision on me, and give me no respite. '
10:72 But if you turn back, I have not asked you for any recompense, my recompense is only upon Allah, and I am commanded to be of those(who) surrender(unto Him).
10:73 But they rejected him(Noah), So We delivered him and those with him, in the Ark, and We made them successors(in the earth), and We overwhelmed those who rejected Our Signs. Then see what was the end of the warned ones.
10:74 Then, after him, We sent messengers to their people; they brought them the clear evidences, but they would not believe in what they had already rejected beforehand. Thus do We seal up the hearts of the transgressors.
10:75 Then, after them, We sent Moses and Aaron to Pharaoh and his chiefs with Our Signs, but they were arrogant, and they were a guilty people.
10:76 So when the truth came to them from Us, they said: 'Verily, this is a manifest sorcery. '
10:77 Said Moses: 'Do you say(this)about the Truth when it hath actually reached you Is this sorcery But sorcerers do not prosper. '
10:78 They said: '(O' Moses)have you come to turn us away from what we found our fathers upon, and that the greatness in the land may be for you two ?But we shall not believe you two.
10:79 And Pharaoh said: 'Bring unto me every knowing(expert)sorcerer'.
10:80 When the sorcerers came, Moses said to them: 'Throw what you have to throw! '
10:81 So when they had thrown, Moses said: 'What you have brought is sorcery. Allah will surely make it naught, verily Allah does not set right the work of mischief makers. 82. And Allah proves the Truth by His Words though the sinners be averse(to it).
10:83 But none believed in Moses save some children of his people, because of the fear of Pharaoh and his chiefs, that they would torment them; and verily, Pharaoh was mighty on the earth, and verily, he was of the extravagant.
10:84 And Moses said: O my people! If you have(really)believed in Allah, then put trust in Him(alone)if you have surrendered(unto Him).
10:85 Then they said: 'In Allah(alone)we have put our trust. 'Our Lord! Make us not(subject)to a trial for the unjust people'.
10:86 And deliver us by your Mercy from the disbelieving people.
10:87 And We revealed to Moses and his brother, saying: 'Provide houses for your people in Egypt, make your houses into places of worship, and keep up prayer: and give glad tidings to the believers'.
10:88 And Moses said: 'Our Lord! Verily You have given to Pharaoh and his chiefs adornment and wealth in the life of this world, Our Lord! so that they mislead(men)from Your Path. Our Lord! Destroy their wealth, and harden their hearts, so they will not believe until they see the painful penalty'.
10:89 He(Allah)said: 'The prayer of you both has been accepted, so stand straight and follow not the path of those who know not'.
10:90 And We made the Children of Israel to pass through the sea; then Pharaoh and his hosts chased them in insolence and hostility, until when the drowning overtook him, he said: 'I believe that there is no Allah but He in Whom the Children of Israel believe, and I am of those that surrender'.
10:91 What! Now!(when facing death)while hitherto you have rebelled and been of the mischief- makers
10:92 So this day We shall save you in your body, that you may be a Sign to those after you! But verily, many among mankind are heedless of Our Signs.
10:93 And certainly We lodged the Children of Israel a goodly lodging, and provided them with good things, so they did not differ but after the knowledge came to them, Verily your Lord will judge between them on the Day of Judgment concerning that in which they used to differ.
10:94 So if you are in doubt as to what We have revealed unto you, then ask those who read the book(sent)before you. The Truth hath indeed come to you from your Lord, so be not of the doubters.
10:95 Nor be of those who belied the Signs of Allah,(for)then you shall be of the losers.
10:96 Verily those against whom the Word of your Lord has proved true will not believe,
10:97 Even if every Sign come unto them, until they see the painful chastisement.
10:98 Why was there not a township which believed, so that their belief should have profited them, except the people of Jonah(Yunus)When they believed, We removed from them the Penalty of Ignominy in the life of the world, and gave them enjoyment for a while.
10:99 And if your Lord had willed, whoever is on the earth would have believed, all of them, all together. Will thou then compel the people till they become believers
10:100 And it is not for a soul to believe except by the Will of Allah, and He appoints uncleanness(of infidelity)on those who do not ponder.
10:101 Say: 'Observe you what is in the heavens and the earth! But neither Signs nor warnings avail a people who do not believe'.
10:102 Do they then expect(anything)but the like of the days of those who passed away before them Say: 'Wait you then, verily I also with you, will be of those who wait'.
10:103 Then(when Our wrath fell)We deliver Our messengers and those who believe. Thus it is binding on Us(that)We deliver the believers.
10:104 Say:O you people! If you are in doubt as to my religion, then(know that)I do not worship those whom you worship other than Allah! But I worship Allah Who causes you to die and I have been commanded that I should be of the believers'
10:105 And(I have also been commanded)that 'Set your face towards the Religion uprightly, and never be of the polytheists. '
10:106 And do not call other than Allah on that which will neither profit you nor hurt you: for if you do, then verily you will on that case be of the unjust.
10:107 And if Allah afflicts you with any hurt, none can remove it but Him. And if He intends any good for you, none can repel His favor. He causes it to reach whomsoever of His servants He pleases, and He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.
10:108 Say: 'O mankind!(Now)the Truth has come to you from your Lord. Therefore, whoever is guided, he is guided for(the good of)his own self, and whoever strays, he strays only against it; and I am not a warden over you'.
10:109 And follow(only)what is revealed unto you, and be patient till Allah judges, and He is the best of the judges.


   


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