Ads by Muslim Ad Network

as-Saffat (Those Who Set The Ranks, Drawn up in Ranks, The Rangers)
as rendered by Maulana Muhammad Ali
Next Surah Previous Surah

Maulana Muhammad Ali rendition of Surah Those Who Set The Ranks, Drawn up in Ranks, The Rangers(as-Saffat)
37:1 By those ranging in ranks
37:2 And those who restrain holding in restraint
37:3 And those who recite the Reminder
37:4 Surely your God is One
37:5 The Lord of the heavens and the earth and what is between them, and the Lord of the eastern lands
37:6 Surely We have adorned the lower heaven with an adornment, the stars
37:7 And (there is) a safeguard against every rebellious devil
37:8 They cannot listen to the exalted assembly and they are reproached from every side
37:9 Driven off; and for them is a perpetual chastisement
37:10 Except him who snatches away but once, then there follows him a brightly shining flame
37:11 So ask them whether they are stronger in creation or those (others) whom We have created. Surely We created them of firm clay
37:12 Nay, thou wonderest, while they mock
37:13 And when they are reminded, they mind not
37:14 And when they see a sign, they seek to scoff
37:15 And say: This is nothing but clear enchantment
37:16 When we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we then be raised
37:17 Or our fathers of yore
37:18 Say: Yea, and you will be humiliated
37:19 So it will be but one cry, when lo! they will see
37:20 And they will say: O woe to us! This is the day of Requital
37:21 This is the day of Judgment, which you called a lie
37:22 Gather together those who did wrong and their associates, and what they worshippe
37:23 Besides Allah, then lead them to the way to hell
37:24 And stop them, for they shall be questioned
37:25 What is the matter with you that you help not one another
37:26 Nay, on that day they will be submissive
37:27 And some of them will turn to others mutually questioning -
37:28 Saying: Surely you used to come to us from the right side
37:29 They will say: Nay, you (yourselves) were not believers
37:30 And we had no authority over you, but you were an inordinate people
37:31 So the word of our Lord has proved true against us: we shall surely taste
37:32 We led you astray, for we ourselves were erring
37:33 So, that day they will be sharers in the chastisement
37:34 Thus do We deal with the guilty
37:35 They indeed were arrogant, when it was said to them: There is no god but Allah
37:36 And said: Shall we give up our gods for a mad poet
37:37 Nay, he has brought the Truth and verifies the messengers
37:38 Surely you will taste the painful chastisement
37:39 And you are requited naught but for what you did -
37:40 Save the servants of Allah, the purified ones
37:41 For them is a known sustenance
37:42 Fruits. And they are honoured
37:43 In Gardens of delight
37:44 On thrones, facing each other
37:45 A bowl of running water will be made to go round them
37:46 White, delicious to those who drink
37:47 It deprives not of reason, nor are they exhausted therewith
37:48 And with them are those modest in gaze, having beautiful eyes
37:49 As if they were eggs, carefully protected
37:50 Then some of them will turn to others, questioning mutually
37:51 A speaker of them will say: Surely I had a comrade
37:52 Who said: Art thou indeed of those who accept
37:53 When we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we then be requited
37:54 He will say: Will you look
37:55 Then he looked down and saw him in the midst of hell
37:56 He will say: By Allah! thou hadst almost caused me to perish
37:57 And had it not been for favour of my Lord, I should have been among those brought up
37:58 Are we not to die
37:59 Except our previous death? And are we not to be chastised
37:60 Surely this is the mighty achievement
37:61 For the like of this, then, let the workers work
37:62 Is this the better entertainment or the tree of Zaqqum
37:63 Surely We have made it a trial for the wrongdoers
37:64 It is a tree that grows in the bottom of hell -
37:65 Then truly they will eat of it and fill (their) bellies with it
37:66 Then surely they shall have after it a drink of boiling water
37:67 Then their return is surely to the flaming Fire
37:68 They indeed found their fathers astray
37:69 So in their footsteps they are hastening on
37:70 And most of the ancients surely went astray before them
37:71 And indeed We sent among them warners
37:72 Then see what was the end of those warned -
37:73 Except the servants of Allah, the purified ones
37:74 And Noah certainly called upon Us, and excellent Answerer of prayers are We
37:75 Its produce is as it were the heads of serpents
37:76 And We delivered him and his people from the great distress
37:77 And made his offspring the survivors
37:78 And left for him (praise) among the later generations
37:79 Peace be to Noah among the nations
37:80 Thus indeed do We reward the doers of good
37:81 Surely he was of Our believing servants
37:82 Then We drowned the others
37:83 And surely of his party was Abraham
37:84 When he came to his Lord with a secure heart
37:85 When he said to his sire and his people: What is it that you worship
37:86 A lie -- gods besides Allah do you desire
37:87 What is then your idea about the Lord of the worlds
37:88 Then he glanced a glance at the stars
37:89 And said: Surely I am sick (of your deities)
37:90 So they turned their backs on him, going away
37:91 Then he turned to their gods and said: Do you not eat
37:92 What is the matter with you that you speak not
37:93 So he turned upon them, smiting with the right hand
37:94 Then they came to him, hastening
37:95 He said: Do you worship that which you hew out
37:96 And Allah has created you and what you make
37:97 They said: Build for him a building, then cast him into the flaming fire
37:98 And they designed a plan against him, but We brought them low
37:99 And he said: Surely I flee to my Lord -- He will guide me
37:100 My Lord, grant me a doer of good deeds
37:101 So We gave him the good news of a forbearing son
37:102 But when he became of (age to) work with him, he said: O my son, I have seen in a dream that I should sacrifice thee: so consider what thou seest. He said: O my father, do as thou art commanded; if Allah please, thou wilt find me patient
37:103 So when they both submitted and he had thrown him down upon his forehead
37:104 And We called out to him saying, O Abraham
37:105 Thou has indeed fulfilled the vision. Thus do We reward the doers of good
37:106 Surely this is a manifest trial
37:107 And We ransomed him with a great sacrifice
37:108 And We granted him among the later generations (the salutation)
37:109 Peace to be Abraham
37:110 Thus do We reward the doers of good
37:111 Surely he was one of Our believing servants
37:112 And We gave him the good news of Isaac, a prophet, a righteous one
37:113 And We blessed him and Isaac. And of their offspring some are doers of good, but some are clearly unjust to themselves
37:114 And certainly We conferred a favour on Moses and Aaron
37:115 And We delivered them, and their people from the mighty distress
37:116 And We helped them, so they were the vanquishers
37:117 And We gave them both the clear Book
37:118 And We guided them on the right way
37:119 And We granted them among the later generations (the salutation)
37:120 Peace be to Moses and Aaron
37:121 Thus do We reward the doers of good
37:122 Surely they were both of Our believing servants
37:123 And Elias was surely of those sent
37:124 When he said to his people: Will you not guard against evil
37:125 Do you call upon Ba’l and forsake the Best of the creators
37:126 Allah, your Lord and the Lord of your fathers of yore
37:127 But they rejected him, so they shall be brought up
37:128 But not the servants of Allah, the purified ones
37:129 And We granted him among the later generations (the salutation)
37:130 Peace be to Elias
37:131 Even thus We reward the doers of good
37:132 Surely he was one of Our believing servants
37:133 And Lot was surely of those sent
37:134 When We delivered him and his people, all -
37:135 Except an old woman among those who remained behind
37:136 Then We destroyed the others
37:137 And surely you pass by them in the morning
37:138 And at night. Do you not then understand
37:139 And Jonah was surely of those sent
37:140 When he fled to the laden ship
37:141 So he shared with others but was of those cast away
37:142 So the fish took him into its mouth while he was blamable
37:143 But had he not been of those who glorify (Us)
37:144 He would have tarried in its belly till the day when they are raised
37:145 Then We cast him on the naked shore, while he was sick
37:146 And We caused a gourd to grow up for him
37:147 And We sent him to a hundred thousand or more
37:148 And they believed, so We gave them provision till a time
37:149 Now ask them whether thy Lord has daughters and they have sons
37:150 Or did We create the angels females, while they witnessed
37:151 Now surely it is of their own lie that they say
37:152 Allah has begotten. And truly they are liars
37:153 Has He preferred daughters to sons
37:154 What is the matter with you? How you judge
37:155 Will you not then mind
37:156 Or have you a clear authority
37:157 Then bring your Book, if you are truthful
37:158 And they assert a relationship between Him and the jinn. And certainly the jinn know that they will be brought up (for judgment) -
37:159 Glory be to Allah from what they describe! -
37:160 But not so the servants of Allah, the purified ones
37:161 So surely you and that which you serve
37:162 Not against Him can you cause (any) to fall into trial
37:163 Save him who will burn in the flaming Fire
37:164 And there is none of us but has an assigned place
37:165 And we truly glorify (Him)
37:166 And surely they used to say
37:167 Had we a reminder from those of yore
37:168 We would have been sincere servants of Allah
37:169 But (now) they disbelieve in it, so they will come to know
37:170 And certainly Our word has already gone forth to Our servants, to those sent
37:171 That they, surely they, will be helped
37:172 And Our hosts, surely they, will be triumphant
37:173 So turn away from them till a time
37:174 And watch them, they too will see
37:175 Would they hasten on Our chastisement
37:176 So when it descends in their court, evil will be the morning of the warned ones
37:177 And turn away from them till a time
37:178 And watch, for they too will see
37:179 Glory be to thy Lord, the Lord of Might, above what they describe
37:180 And peace be to those sent
37:181 And praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds
37:182 And verily we are ranged in ranks


Help keep this site active...
Join IslamAwakened
on Facebook
     Give us Feedback!

Share this Surah Translation on Facebook...