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al-Anbiya` (The Prophets)
as rendered by Ahmed Hulusi

Ahmed Hulusi rendition of Surah The Prophets(al-Anbiya`)
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21:1 The time for the people to see the consequences of their deeds has drawn near! Yet they are in a heedless state within their cocoons!
21:2 They listen to every new admonition from their Rabb in mockery!
21:3 They are consumed by entertainment! Those who wrong themselves whisper among one another, “Is he not a mortal like you? Will you succumb to his magical words when you can see the truth of it?”
21:4 (Rasulullah saw) says, “My Rabb knows what is spoken in the heavens and the earth... He is the Sami and the Aleem.”
21:5 And they say, “He only talks of delusive dreams! He is probably making them up... No, he is a poet! (If this isn’t the case, then) let him show his miracle as did the Rasuls before him!”
21:6 None of the people of the cities We destroyed before them had believed... So, how will these believe?
21:7 And We did not disclose anyone to them with a revelation before you, other than men... If you do not know, then ask those who possess knowledge of the past.
21:8 And We did not form them (the Nabis and Rasuls) with bodies that did not need any food! Nor were they to live forever!
21:9 Then We fulfilled Our promise to them and We saved them and those We willed to save, and destroyed those who exceeded their bounds.
21:10 Indeed, We have revealed Knowledge to you in which there is remembrance (of your essential reality) for you! Do you not understand?
21:11 We have destroyed many wrongdoing communities and formed new communities after them.
21:12 When they feel Our intensity, behold, they begin to flee!
21:13 “Do not flee, but turn back to the places in which you became spoilt so that you may be questioned.”
21:14 They said, “Woe to us! We have indeed become wrongdoers!”
21:15 And they continued to argue... Until We turned them into mowed crop and extinguished fire.
21:16 And We did not create the heaven and the earth and everything in between them as a game (they have great functions)!
21:17 If Our wish was to create games and entertainment, surely We would have done so from within Our Own ladun. But this isn’t what We do!
21:18 On the contrary, We bring the Truth (the reality) down upon falsity (delusive ideas) and crush to pieces its system of thought... And behold, it will be destroyed and gone... Woe to you for the things you describe!
21:19 And whoever is in the heavens and the earth is for Him (to manifest His Names)! And those who are with Him are neither egotistic nor full of selfimportance, nor do they grow weary!
21:20 The night and the day they glorify (tasbih) Him (by fulfilling their creational purpose) continually!
21:21 Or have they taken deities on earth who can bring to life (enable the experience of one’s essential reality) those who are dead in their grave (unaware of the consciousness in their body)?
21:22 Had there been within both (the heavens and the earth) gods besides Allah, surely this system would have lost its order. Allah, the Rabb of the Throne, is beyond the definitions they attribute to Him.
21:23 He is not questioned (called to account) for what He does! But they will be questioned (they will live the consequences of their actions)!
21:24 Or have they taken deities besides Him? Say, “Bring your proofs! This (“La ilaha illa Allah”) is the reminder (of the reality) of those who are with me and the reminder (of the reality) of those before me... No, most of them do not know the Truth... and thus they turn away.
21:25 And We have not disclosed any Rasul before you to whom We have not revealed, “There is no deity-god, only Me! So, become aware of your servitude to Me.”
21:26 They said, “Rahman has taken a son”! Subhan He is! On the contrary, they (Jesus and the angels who they claim to be Allah’s daughters) are His honored servants.
21:27 Their word does not get ahead of His command! They fulfill His command.
21:28 He knows what is before them and behind them... They only intercede for those who have attained His pleasure... They shiver in awe of Him.
21:29 Whoever among them says, “I am a god besides Him,” We will make him live the consequence of this as Hell. Thus will be the result to which we will subject the wrongdoers.
21:30 Do those who deny the knowledge of the reality not see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (at the sub-atomic level) and We separated them (through densified levels of perception). We have created every living thing from water (H2O)... Do they still not believe?
21:31 And We set firm mountains upon the earth (the organs in the body)... And placed wide pathways between the mountains so that they find the right way.
21:32 And We made the sky a protected ceiling... But they disregard His signs.
21:33 It is HU who has created the night, the day, the Sun and the Moon. Each traverses its own orbit (in the ocean of waves – energy)!
21:34 And We have not granted eternal life to any human before you! Can it be possible that you die and they live forever?
21:35 Every soul (consciousness) will TASTE death! We test you with the good and the bad so that you discover the forces within yourself... And to Us you will be returned.
21:36 When those who deny the knowledge of the reality see you, all they can do is belittle you by saying, “Is this the one who talks of your gods!” Yet, when they are reminded of the Rahmaniyyah of their essence, they deny it!
21:37 Man has been created as one who wants immediate results (hasty)! I will show you My Signs (and what they mean) soon... But do not be hasty (for their formation)!
21:38 They say, “If what you say is true, when will this promise be fulfilled?”
21:39 If only those who deny the knowledge of the reality knew the time when they would not be able to ward off the fire neither from their faces (their internal world) nor from their backs (their external world); if only they knew the time when they will not be helped!
21:40 Rather, it (the fulfillment of the promise through death, the disconnection caused by the loss of life in the body) will come to them suddenly and confound them! And they will neither have the power to ward it off nor will they be reprieved.
21:41 Indeed, Rasuls that came before you were also mocked, but those who mocked were engulfed by all sides by the very thing they belittled.
21:42 Say, “Who, in your night and day, will protect you from the Rahman (the suffering that results from not fulfilling the requirements of the qualities pertaining to the Rahman quality in your essence)?” No, they turn away from the remembrance (dhikr) of their Rabb!
21:43 Or do they have deity-gods besides Us who will protect them? Whereas they (their assumed gods) neither have the power to help themselves, nor will they be supported by Us.
21:44 No, We allowed them and their forefathers to benefit (from the blessings of this world). To such extent that their life span seemed too lengthy to them (as though it was never going to end)! Do they not see that We come to the earth (the body) and reduce it from its borders (so that it becomes old and tastes death)... Are they the prevalent ones?
21:45 Say, “I am only warning you through the revelation.” But the deaf cannot hear the calling when they are warned!
21:46 Indeed, if only a waft of the suffering touched them from their Rabb, they would say, “Woe to us! We were indeed wrongdoers.”
21:47 We shall set up scales according to the measures of Uluhiyyah during the Doomsday period! No being (individual consciousness; sense of self) shall be wronged in the least. We will weigh even an action as little as a grain of mustard. We (the quality of Hasib in one’s essence) are sufficient as reckoners.
21:48 Indeed, to Moses and Aaron We gave the Furqan (the ability and knowledge to differentiate the right from the wrong) as light and as a reminder for those who want to be protected.
21:49 Those who are in awe of their Rabb... And who tremble from that Hour.
21:50 And this, what We reveal, is a blessed reminder! Are you deniers of it?
21:51 Indeed, We gave maturity (mature thought – the quality of being a Hanif) to Abraham before this... And We knew him well.
21:52 When he (Abraham) asked his father and people, “What are these statues that you worship?”
21:53 They said, “We saw our fathers worship them (so we are imitating them).”
21:54 (Abraham) said, “Indeed, you and your fathers have been clearly misguided!”
21:55 They said, “Have you come to us as the Truth or are you playing us?”
21:56 (Abraham) said, “No (this is not a game)! Your Rabb is the Rabb of the heavens and the earth, who created them with a specific function and system! And I bear witness to that.”
21:57 “By Allah, when you turn your backs and go, I will definitely devise a trap for your idols.”
21:58 So (Abraham) broke all of them into pieces except the biggest one of them, in case they wanted to resort to him for enquiry.
21:59 They said, “Whoever has done this to our deities is surely a wrongdoer.”
21:60 They said, “We had heard about a young man called Abraham talking about (the invalidity of) them.”
21:61 They said, “Seize him and bring him here in front of all the people so that everyone may bear witness to this.”
21:62 They said, “Was it you, O Abraham, who did this to our gods (statues – idols)?”
21:63 (Abraham) said, “No! Rather, it was the biggest one of them who did it. Ask them, if they can actually speak!”
21:64 After some thought, they said to (one another), “Indeed, it is you, yes you, who is in the wrong.”
21:65 Then, feeling confused, they went back to their previous thought and insisted, “But you know they cannot speak!”
21:66 (Abraham) said, “So do you worship things besides Allah who can neither give you any benefit nor any harm?”
21:67 “Woe to you! And woe to the things you worship besides Allah! Do you not use your intellect?”
21:68 They said, “Burn him (Abraham) and support your deities... if you are able to do something (then at least do this much).”
21:69 We said, “O Fire... Be cool and safe (enable the state of salam) on Abraham!”
21:70 They wanted to trap him, but We rendered their plan useless!
21:71 We saved him (Abraham) and Lot, and brought them to the land that We made prosperous for the people.
21:72 We bestowed him with Isaac and also gave him Jacob, and made all of them righteous.
21:73 We made them leaders who guided people to the reality by Our command. We revealed to them the doing of good, observance of prayer and the giving of alms... They were aware of their servitude.
21:74 As for Lot, We gave him judgment and knowledge... And We saved him from that city in which bad deeds were practiced... Indeed, they were bad people with corrupted beliefs.
21:75 We admitted him into Our grace... Indeed, he was of the righteous.
21:76 And Noah... He had turned to us before and We responded to him, and saved him and his people from that great distress.
21:77 We had helped him against the people who denied Our signs... Indeed, they were a bad people... So, We drowned them all.
21:78 And remember David and Solomon too... How the two of them both made a judgment concerning the field and how the sheep of the people strayed into the field (and grazed at night)... We were witnesses to their judgment.
21:79 We gave Solomon the right understanding of the matter! To each of them We gave judgment and knowledge. While David engaged in Our glorification (tasbih), We gave the mountains and the birds to his service. We were the doers.
21:80 We taught (David) the art of making shields to protect you in battle... Do you give thanks now?
21:81 And We subjected the storm to Solomon... Which blew with his command towards the land that bestowed prosperity! For it is We who have knowledge of all things.
21:82 And there were also devils in his (Solomon’s) service (entities that served him), who dived to the depths of the sea for him and performed other tasks... We kept a watch over them.
21:83 And remember when Job said to his Rabb, “Indeed, this ailment has thoroughly exhausted me and You are the most Rahim of the Rahim (the One who manifests the infinite qualities of your Names with Your grace [arhamurrahimeen]).”
21:84 So We responded to him and saved him from his ailment... And, as an act of Our grace and a reminder for the worshippers (who fulfill the required practices until they attain the state of certainty), We gave his people and the like of them to him.
21:85 Ishmael, Idris, Dhul Kifl... They were all patient.
21:86 We admitted them into Our grace... Indeed, they were among the righteous.
21:87 And Jonah... Remember how he went away in anger thinking We would not try him! Then he cried out in darkness, “There is no deity-god (there is no ‘me’) only You (the Names comprising my essential reality)! I glorify You (through my function that manifests your Names)! Indeed, I have been of the wrongdoers.”
21:88 So We responded to him and saved him from the distress in which he had fallen! Thus We save the believers.
21:89 And mention Zechariah when he called out to his Rabb, “My Rabb... Do not leave me on my own in life (grant me an heir)! You are the best of heirs.”
21:90 So We responded to him and bestowed him with John and made his wife fit to bear a child... They used to hasten to do good and pray to Us in hope and fear; they were in awe.
21:91 And the one who guarded her chastity (Mary)... We breathed Our Spirit into her (the embryo in her womb – like the creation of Adam) (We created Jesus [a form of consciousness] by manifesting the special meanings of some of Our Names)... We made her and her son a sign for all the worlds.
21:92 Indeed, this community of yours in one community! And I am your Rabb! So become aware of your servitude to Me!
21:93 But they divided their affairs (the understanding of religion and the system) into factions... To Us they shall all return.
21:94 Whoever put forth a beneficial deed, as a believer, will receive the return of his deed! We record all of them!
21:95 There is a prohibition on any city that We have destroyed; they shall not return!
21:96 But when the doors of Gog and Magog are opened, they will rapidly descend from every elevated place (perhaps spaceships)!
21:97 When death draws near, behold, those who denied the knowledge of the reality will stare in horror! Woe to us! We were indeed living in our cocoon world (unaware of this reality)! No, we were indeed wrongdoers.”
21:98 Indeed, you and the things you worshipped besides Allah will be fuel for the fire of hell! You will arrive there!
21:99 If they had really been gods they would not have entered therein! But they will all remain there forever.
21:100 There will be intense stertorous moaning there for them and they will not hear anything else (as a result of their deafness to the reality in the world)!
21:101 As for those to whom beauty and happiness has been bestowed from Us, they will be kept far away from Hell.
21:102 They will not hear the rumbling sound of it (Hell)... They will live forever among whatever their souls desire.
21:103 The great horror will not scare them (as the concept of death will be removed) and the angels will greet them, saying, “This is the day that you have been promised.”
21:104 That day We will roll up the heavens like a scroll of paper! And We will return it to a state like We first created (the heavens and earth were joined together)! This is Our promise! It is Us who will fulfill it!
21:105 Indeed, We have already written in the Psalms (Book of Wisdom) following the Reminder (the previous knowledge that came as reminders), “My righteous servants (the vicegerancy principle) shall inherit the earth (the administration of the body with the forces of the Names)!”
21:106 Indeed, there is explanatory information in this for the worshippers (who engage in practices of purification).
21:107 And We have revealed you only as grace to the worlds (people)!
21:108 Say, “It has been revealed to me that what you think of as god is the ONE, possessor of Uluhiyyah! So, are you Muslims (aware of your submission)?”
21:109 If they turn away say, “I have informed you all in fairness... I do not know if what you have been promised (death) is near or far.”
21:110 “Indeed, He knows the thoughts you reveal and that which you conceal.”
21:111 “I do not know, perhaps a reprieve is a trial for you (so that you experience and see the Truth about yourselves) and a limited benefit.”
21:112 He said, “My Rabb, judge with Truth! Against your baseless definitions Our Rabb, the Rahman is the Mustaan (the Helper we seek)!”


   


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