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Yunus (Jonah)
as rendered by Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
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Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali rendition of Surah Jonah(Yunus)
10:1 In The Name of Allah, The All-Merciful, The Ever-Merciful Alif, Lam, Ra. (1) Those are the ayat (Verses) of the Wise Book
10:2 Was it a wonder to mankind that We revealed to a man from (among) them, (saying), "Warn mankind and give good tidings to the ones who have believed that they have a sure footing (Literally: a sincere footing) in the Providence of their Lord"? The disbelievers have said, "Surely this is indeed an evident sorcerer."
10:3 Surely your Lord is Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth in six days; thereafter He levelled Himself upon the Throne, (How He did do is beyond human understandings) conducting the Command. In no way is there any intercessor (ever) excepting ever after His permission. That is Allah, your Lord; so worship Him. Will you then not be mindful.
10:4 To Him will be your return altogether, the promise of Allah, truly (binding). Surely He begins the creation; thereafter He brings it back again to recompense the ones who have believed and done deeds of righteousness with equity. And the ones who have disbelieved will have a drink of scalding water and a painful torment for that they have been disbelieving
10:5 He is The (One) Who has made the sun an illumination, and the moon a light and determined it by phases that you may know the number of years and the reckoning. In no way has Allah created that except with the truth. He expounds the signs for a people who know
10:6 Surely, in the alternation (Or: the differences) of the night and the daytime and whatever Allah has created in the heavens and the earth, are indeed signs for a people who are pious.
10:7 Surely the ones who do not hope for the meeting with Us and are satisfied with the present life, (Literally: the lowly life, i.e., the life of this world) and feel composed with it, and the ones who are heedless of Our signs,
10:8 Those (have) their abode in the Fire, for what they were earning
10:9 Surely the ones who have believed and done deeds of righteousness, their Lord will guide them for their belief; from beneath them Rivers run in the Gardens of Bliss.
10:10 Their plea therein (is) All Extolment be to You, Allah, " (The Arabic word Allah has the supplication suffix umma) and their greeting therein is, "Peace, " and their last plea is "Praise be to Allah, The Lord of the worlds."
10:11 And if Allah were to hasten (quickly) to mankind evil as they would seek hastening of charity, their term would indeed be decreed to them. Yet We leave out the ones who do not hope for meeting with Us, in their inordinance blundering
10:12 And when adversity touches man, he invokes Us to his side, or sitting, or upright, then as soon as We have lifted off him his adversity, he passes on, as if he had not invoked Us to an adversity that touched him. Thus, whatever they were doing was adorned (i.e., made attractive) for the extravagant
10:13 And We have already caused the generations even before you to perish as soon as they did injustice and their Messengers came to them with the Supreme evidences; and in no way were they to believe; thus We recompense the criminal people
10:14 Thereafter We have made you succeeding (each other) in the earth even after them, that We may look how you would do
10:15 And when Our Supremely evident ayat (Signs, verses) are recited to them, the ones who do not hope for meeting with Us say, "Come up with a Qur'an other than this or exchange it." Say, "In no way (can) I exchange it of my own accord. Decidedly I closely follow (nothing) except what is revealed to me. Surely I fear, in case I disobey my Lord, the torment of a tremendous Day."
10:16 Say, "If Allah had (so) decided, in no way would I have recited it (i.e. the Qur'an) to you, neither would He have made you realize (what) it is. So I have already lingered among you an age even before it. Do you not consider?"
10:17 So, who is more unjust than he who fabricates against Allah had a lie or cries lies to His signs? Sure it is that the criminals do not prosper
10:18 And they worship, apart from Allah, what neither harms them nor profits them; and they say, "These are our intercessors in the Providence of Allah." Say, "Do you really inform Allah of what He does not know (either) in the heavens or in the earth?" All Extolment be to Him! And Supremely Exalted be He above whatever they associate!
10:19 And in no way were mankind anything except one nation, then they differed among themselves; and had it not been for a Word that went before from your Lord, wherein they differed, (it) would indeed have been decreed between them. (i.e., what they differed about would nave been settled
10:20 And they say, "if only a sign had been sent down upon him from his Lord!" Then say, "Surely the Unseen belongs only to Allah. So await! Surely with you I am of the waiting." (Literally: of the ones awaiting
10:21 And when We cause mankind to taste mercy even after tribulation has touched them, only then do they have a scheming against Our signs; Say, " Allah is swifter at scheming; surely Our Messengers are writing down whatever you are scheming."
10:22 He is The (One) Who makes you to travel on the land and the sea till, when you are in the ships, and the ships run with them with a good wind, and they exult with it, there comes to them (i.e., the ships) a tempestuous wind, and waves come on them from every place, and they expect that they are encompassed. They invoke Allah, making the religion His faithfully, "Indeed if You deliver us from these, (i.e., the wind and the waves) indeed we will definitely be of the thankful."
10:23 Yet as soon as He has delivered them, only then do they (transgress) inequitably in the earth untruthfully. (Literally: with other than the truth) O you mankind, surely your inequity is only against yourselves. The enjoyment is of the present life; (Literally: the lowly life, i.e., the life of this world) thereafter to Us will be your return, then We will fully inform you of whatever you were doing.
10:24 Surely the likeness of the present life is only like water that We send down from the heaven, so the growth of the earth mixes up with it, whereof mankind and cattle eat till, when the earth has taken on its decoration and has adorned itself and its population surmise that they (are able to) determine its course, Our Command comes up to it by night or daytime, so We make it mown-down, as if it did not flourish the day before. Thus We expound the signs for a people who meditate.
10:25 And Allah calls to the Residence of Peace, and He guides whomever He decides to a straight Path
10:26 To the ones who are fair-doers is the fairest reward and an increase; (i.e., a surplus) (and) neither gloom (Literally: grudging circumstances) nor humiliation will oppress their faces; those are the companions (i.e., inhabitants) of the Garden; they are therein eternally (abiding)
10:27 And for the ones who have earned odious deeds, the recompense of a bad deed will be the like of it, and humiliation shall oppress them. In no way will they have a safeguard from Allah, as if their faces are enveloped with strips of darkest night. Those are the companions (i.e., inhabitants) of the Fire; they are therein eternally (abiding)
10:28 And the Day We will muster them altogether, thereafter we say to the ones who associated (other gods with Allah), "To your place, you and your associates!" Then We will distinguish between them, and the associates will say, (i.e., to the associators) "In no way did you worship us
10:29 So Allah suffices as Ever-Witnessing between us and you; decidedly we were indeed heedless of your worship."
10:30 Thereover every self will try (i.e., see the consequences of) whatever it (did) in bygone days and they will be turned back to Allah, the Supreme Patronizer, The True, and there will err (Or: stray; i.e., their fabricated gods will leave them) away from them whatever they were fabricating
10:31 Say, "Who provides you from the heaven and the earth, or even who possesses hearing and beholdings, (i.e., eyesights) and who brings out the living from the dead and brings out the dead from the living, and who conducts the Command?" Then will they soon say, " Allah." So say, "Then will you not be pious?"
10:32 That then is Allah, your Lord, The True; so what is there, after the Truth, except error? Then wherever are you turned about?
10:33 Thus the Word of your Lord has come true against the ones who were immoral that they do not believe
10:34 Say, "Is there any of your associates who begins creation (and) thereafter brings it back?" Say Allah begins creation (and) thereafter brings it back. So wherever are you diverged (into falsehood)?"
10:35 Say, "Is there any of your associates (Those things associated with Allah) who gives guidance towards the Truth?" Say, " Allah guides to the Truth. Then is He who guides to the Truth (worthier) to be closely followed or he who finds no guidance (for himself or others) unless he is guided? What (plea) have you; how do you judge?"
10:36 And in no way do most of them ever follow anything except surmise; surely surmise avails nothing against the Truth. Surely ? Allah is Ever-Knowing of whatever they perform
10:37 And in no way could this Qur'an have been fabricated, apart from Allah; but it is a (sincere) verification of what is before it (Literally: between its two hands) and an expounding of the Book. There is no suspicion about it, (it is) from The Lord of the worlds
10:38 Or (even) do they say, "He has fabricated it"? Say, "Then come up with a s?rah like it and call on whom you can call apart from Allah, in case you are sincere
10:39 No indeed, (but) they have cried lies to that of which they did not encompass the knowledge and whose interpretation as yet has not come up to them. Thus the ones who were even before them cried lies; so, look how was the end of the unjust!
10:40 And of them are the ones who believe in it, and of them are the ones who do not believe in it; and your Lord knows best the corruptors.
10:41 And in case they cry lies to you, then say, "To me is my doing, and to you is your doing. You are quit of what I do, and I am quit of whatever you do."
10:42 And of them are the ones who listen to you; will you then make the deaf to hear (even) if they do not consider?
10:43 And of them are the ones who look at you; will you then guide the blind, (even) if they do not behold?
10:44 Surely Allah does not do injustice to mankind in anything, but mankind do injustice to themselves.
10:45 And the Day He will muster them (it will be) as if they had not lingered except an hour of the daytime, getting (mutually) acquainted; already lost are the ones who cried lies to the meeting with Allah, and in no way are they rightly guided.
10:46 And whether We definitely show you something (i.e., some form of punishment) of what We promise them, or We definitely take you up to Us, then to Us will be their return; thereafter Allah is Ever-Witnessing over whatever they perform
10:47 And for every nation there is a Messenger, so when their Messenger comes, (the case) is decreed between them with equity, and they are not done an injustice
10:48 And they say, "When is this promise, in case you are sincere?"
10:49 Say, "I do not possess (any means for) harm or profit for myself, excepting whatever Allah decides. To every nation is a term; when their term comes they will not be able to postpone it by a (single) hour, nor will they be able put it forward."
10:50 Say, "Have you seen (that), in case His torment comes up to you at night (Or in their homes) or day-time, what is there of it that the criminals seek to hasten
10:51 Is it (only) thereafter, when it befalls, that you will believe in it? Do (you believe) now? And already you were seeking to hasten it!"
10:52 Thereafter it will be said to the ones who did injustice, "Taste the torment of eternity! Are you recompensed anything except for what you were earning?"
10:53 And they ask you to inform them, "Is it true?" Say, "Yea, by my Lord! Surely it is true indeed; and in no way can you be defiant to (Him)."
10:54 And if every self that has done injustice had whatever is in the earth, it would indeed ransom itself therewith; and they will keep secret (their) remorse as soon as they see the torment, and (the case) is decreed between them with equity, and they are not done an injustice
10:55 Verily, to Allah surely (belongs) whatever is in the heavens and the earth. Verily, the promise of Allah surely is true; but most of them do not know
10:56 He (is The One Who) gives life, and makes to die, and to Him you will be returned
10:57 O you mankind, there has already come to you an admonition from your Lord, and a cure for what is in the breasts
10:58 Say, "By the Grace of Allah, and by His mercy; so with that let them exult; it is more charitable (i.e., better) than whatever they (heap) together. (Literally: whatever they gather
10:59 Say, "Have you seen (that) whatever provision Allah has sent down for you, yet you have made (some) of it prohibited and (some) lawful?" Say, "Has Allah given you permission, or do you fabricate lies against Allah?"
10:60 And what will they who fabricate lies against Allah surmise on the Day of the Resurrection? Surely Allah is indeed The Owner of Grace upon mankind, but most of them do not thank (Him)
10:61 And in no way are you (i.e., the prophet) upon any affair, (i.e., doing anything) and in no way are you reciting from the Qur'an, nor do you (i.e., mankind) do any deed without that We are witnessing over you as you press on it. (i.e., as you are doing it) And in no way (can) as much as even an atom's weight, either in the earth or in the heaven. shift away from your Lord, nor is anything smaller than that, or greater, without that it is in an Evident Book
10:62 Verily, the patrons (Or: the pious worshippers of Allah) of Allah surely will have no fear on them, nor will they grieve
10:63 (They are) the ones who have believed and have been pious
10:64 For them are good tidings in the present life (Literally: the lowly life i.e., the life of this word) and in the Hereafter. There is no exchange for the Speeches of Allah; that is (the state) that is the magnificent triumph
10:65 And do not let their saying grieve you. Surely the might belongs altogether to Allah. He, Ever He, is The Ever-Hearing, The Ever-Knowing
10:66 Verily, to Allah surely belongs whoever is in the heavens surely and whoever is in the earth; and in no way do the ones who invoke (anything) apart from Allah follow any associates; decidedly they do not follow anything except surmise, and decidedly they do nothing except conjecture
10:67 He is The One Who has made for you the night to rest in it, and the daytime a beholder. (i.e., when you can behold) Surely in that are indeed signs for a people who hear
10:68 They have said, " Allah has taken to Him a child." All Extolment be to Him! He is The Ever- Affluent; (Literally: Ever-Rich) to Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth. Do you decidedly have any all-binding authority in your presence for this? (i.e., this conjecture about a child) Do you say against Allah what you do not know
10:69 Say, "Surely the ones who fabricate lies against Allah will not prosper."
10:70 Enjoyment in the present (life) (Literally: the lowly life i.e., the life of this world) (is theirs); thereafter to Us will be their return; thereafter We will let them taste the strict torment because for that they used to disbelieve
10:71 And recite to them the tiding (Literally: information) of Nuh (Noah) as he said to his people, "O my people, in case my station (here) is greatly (annoying) to you, and my constant reminding you of the signs of Allah, then on Allah I have put my trust. So agree together about your Command (i.e., decision) and your associates (too); thereafter do not let your Command be (dubious) dimness to you; thereafter (give your) decree to me, and do not respite me
10:72 Yet in case you turn away, then in no way have I asked you for any reward; decidedly my reward is not from anyone except Allah, and I have been commanded to be one of the Muslims." (Those who surrender to Allah
10:73 Yet they cried him lies; so We safely delivered him and the ones with him in the ship (s), (The word fulk (ship) can mean singular or plural) and We made them succeeding each other, and We drowned the ones who cried lies to Our signs; so look into how was the end of them that were constantly warned
10:74 Thereafter We sent forth even after him Messengers to their people. So they came to them with the Supreme evidences, yet in no way could they believe in what they had cried lies to earlier. Thus We stamp (i.e., set a stamp or seal) upon the hearts of the transgressors
10:75 Thereafter We sent forth, even after them, Musa (Moses) and Harun (Aaron) to Firaawn (Pharaoh) and his chiefs with Our signs; yet they waxed proud and were a criminal people
10:76 So as soon as the Truth came to them from Our Providence, they said, "Surely this is indeed an evident sorcery."
10:77 Musa said, "Do you say (so) to the Truth, as soon as it has come to you? Is this sorcery? And the (lying) sorcerers do not prosper."
10:78 They said, "Have you come to us to turn us round from what we found our fathers (practicing), and that grandeur in the earth might belong to you (two)? And in no way will we be believers with you (two)."
10:79 And Firaawn said, "Come up to me with every knowledgeable sorcerer."
10:80 So, as soon as the sorcerers came, Musa said, "Cast down whatever you are casting."
10:81 Then, as soon as they cast, Musa said, "What you have come with is sorcery. Surely Allah will soon make it void. Surely Allah does not make righteous the deed (s) of the corruptors
10:82 And Allah (upholds) truthfully the Truth with His Speeches, though the criminals hate (that (."
10:83 So, in no way did (anyone) believe Musa, (Moses) except (some) offspring of his people, with fear of Firaawn (Pharaoh) and their chiefs, that they would tempt them; (i.e., persecute them of force them into disbelief) and surely Firaawn was indeed exalted in the land, and surely he was indeed of the extravagant
10:84 And Musa said, "O my people, in case you have believed in Allah, then in Him put your trust, in case you are Muslims." (i.e., you have surrendered to Allah
10:85 Then they said, "On Allah we have put our trust. Our Lord, do not make us a temptation to the unjust people
10:86 And safely deliver us (all) by Your mercy from the disbelieving people."
10:87 And We revealed to Musa and his brother, (saying), "Take as a location for your people, in M?isr, (Egypt) (some) homes, and make your homes a Qiblah, (A direction for prayer, i.e., make your houses places of worship) and keep up prayer, and give good tidings to the believers.
10:88 And Musa said, "Our Lord, surely You have brought Firaawn and his chiefs adornment and riches in the present life, (Literally: the lowly life, i.e., the life of this world) Our Lord, that they may make (people) err away from Your way. Our Lord, obliterate their riches, and strictly harden their hearts so that they do not believe till they see the painful torment."
10:89 Said He, "Your invocation (i.e., of both Musa and H?arun) has been answered; so go you (two) straight and definitely do not ever follow the way of the ones who do not know."
10:90 And We made the Seeds (Or: sons) of Israel) pass over the sea; then Firaawn and his hosts followed them up inequitably and aggressively till, when the drowning overtook him, he said, "I believe that there is no god except He in Whom the Seeds of believe, and I am one of the Muslims."
10:91 Do you (believe) now? And before (that) you readily disobeyed, and you were (one) of the corruptors."
10:92 So today We will (safely) deliver you with your body that you may be a sign to the ones succeeding you; and surely many among mankind are indeed heedless of Our signs."
10:93 And indeed We readily located the Seeds (Or: sons) of Israel) in an agreeable (Literally: a location of sincerity) location, and We provided them with (many) of the good things. Then in no way did they differ (among them-selves) until the knowledge came to them. Surely your Lord will decree between them on the Day of the Resurrection concerning (the things) wherein they used to differ
10:94 So, in case you are in doubt regarding what We have sent down to you, then ask the ones who read the Book even before you. Indeed the Truth has already come to you from your Lord, so do not definitely be of the constant wranglers
10:95 And do not definitely be of the ones who have cried lies to the signs of Allah so as to be of the losers
10:96 Surely the ones against whom the Word of your Lord has come true do not believe
10:97 Though every sign may have come to them, till they see the painful torment
10:98 So, was there a town that believed (and) so its belief profited it, except the people of Yunus? As soon as they believed, We lifted off from them the torment of disgrace in the present life, (Literally: the lowly life, i.e., the life of this world) and We gave them enjoyment for a while
10:99 And if your Lord had (so) decided, whoever is in the earth would indeed have believed, all of them, altogether. Would you then compel mankind until they are believers
10:100 And in no way can (any) self believe except by the permission of Allah; and He sets (Literally: makes) abomination upon those who do not consider
10:101 Say, "Look into whatever is in the heavens and the earth." And in no way do the signs and warnings avail a people who do not believe
10:102 So do they wait for (anything) except the like of the days of the ones who passed even before them? Say, "Then wait; surely I will be with you waiting!" (Literally: of the ones (who are) waiting
10:103 Thereafter We will safely deliver Our Messengers and the ones who have believed. Thus, as is truly (binding) on Us, We will deliver the believers
10:104 Say, "O you mankind! In case you are in doubt regarding my religion, then I do not worship the ones whom you worship apart from Allah; but I worship Allah Who takes you up to Him, and I am commanded to be of the believers."
10:105 And keep your (i.e. the prophet's) face up to the religion, unswervingly upright, and definitely do not be of the associators. (Those who associate others with Allah
10:106 And do not invoke, apart from Allah, that which neither profits nor harms you; then in case you do this, then you will surely be of the unjust (people)
10:107 And in case Allah touches you with adversity, then none (can) lift it off except He; and in case He wills any charity for you, then none (can) turn back His Grace; He causes it to alight on whomever He decides of His bondmen; and He is The Ever-Forgiving, The Ever-Merciful
10:108 Say, O you mankind! The Truth has already come to you from your Lord. So whoever is guided, then surely he is guided only for his (own) self, and whoever errs, then surely he errs only against it; and in no way am I a constant trustee over you."
10:109 And closely follow what is revealed to you, and (endure) patiently until Allah judges; and He is The Most Charitable of judges


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