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al-Hajj (The Pilgrimage)
as rendered by Abdul Hye
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Abdul Hye rendition of Surah The Pilgrimage(al-Hajj)
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22:1  O mankind! Fear your Lord! Surely, the earthquake of the Hour (of judgment) will be a terrible thing.
22:2  On that Day, you shall see that every nursing (mother) will forget her nursing, every pregnant woman will drop her load (miscarriage), and you will see people as if in a drunken state, yet they will not be drunken; but the punishment of Allah will be severe.
22:3  There are some among people who disputes about Allah without knowledge and follows every rebellious devil,
22:4  it is decreed for him (the devil) that whoever follows him; surely will be mislead, and will be guided by him to the punishment of the fire.
22:5  O mankind! If you are in doubt about the Resurrection, then remember, We have created you from dust, then from a mixed drops of male and female sexual discharge (sperm), then from a clot (thick coagulated blood), then from a little lump of human flesh formed and unformed (miscarriage), so that We may make it clear to you. And We cause it to remain in the wombs whom We will for an appointed term, then We bring you out as infants, then you may reach your age of full strength. Among you there are some who die (young), and among you there are some who are brought back to the miserable (old) age, so that they don’t know anything after having known. And you see the earth barren, but when We send down water (rain) on it, it is stirred to life; it swells, and puts forth every lovely kind (of growth).
22:6  This is because Allah is the Truth, it is He Who gives life to the dead, and it is He Who is Able to do all things.
22:7  And surely, the Hour (of Judgment) is coming, there is no doubt about it, and Allah will resurrect those who are in the graves.
22:8  Among people there are those who dispute about Allah, though they have neither knowledge nor guidance, nor a book giving light (from Allah),
22:9  bending things to mislead others from the Way of Allah. For such persons, there is disgrace in this world and We shall make them taste the punishment of burning (fire) on the Day of Resurrection,
22:10  that is because of what their hands have sent forth. Surely Allah is not unjust to (His) worshippers.
22:11  And among people there are those who worship Allah on the very edge (in doubt). If good befalls him, he is content with it; but if a trial befalls on him, then he turns back on its face (reverts back to disbelief after embracing Islam), thus loses both this world and the Hereafter. That is a clear loss.
22:12  Then he calls (other deities) besides Allah which neither hurt, nor profit. That is a deviation far away (from the Right Way).
22:13  He calls those who are more likely to harm than profit; certainly an evil patron and certainly an evil friend (chosen for help)!
22:14  Truly, Allah will admit those who believe and do righteous deeds, to the gardens with rivers flow underneath them (Paradise). Surely, Allah does what He wills.
22:15  Whoever thinks that Allah will not help him (Muhammad) in this world and in the Hereafter, let them stretch out a rope to the ceiling (sky) and then let them strangle themselves. Then let them see whether their plan will remove what they rage!
22:16  Thus We have sent it (this Qur’an) down as clear Verses, and that Allah guides whom He wills.
22:17  Surely, those who believe (Muslims), and those who are Jews, the Sabians, the Christians, the Magians, and those who worship others besides Allah, truly Allah will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection. Surely! Allah is witness over everything.
22:18  Do you not see that whoever is in the heavens and whoever is on the earth prostrate to Allah, including the sun, the moon, the stars, the mountains, the trees, the animals, and many people? But there are many people on whom the punishment is justified. And those whom Allah disgraces, then there is none for them to honor. Allah does what He wills.
22:19  These 2 opponents (believers and disbelievers) dispute with each other about their Lord; then those who disbelieve, garments of fire will be cut out for them, boiling water will be poured down over their heads;
22:20  which will melt what is in their bellies and skins;
22:21  and there will be hooked rods of iron (to punish them).
22:22  Whenever with their anguish, they try to get away from there, they will be driven back in it, and (will be said to them): “Taste the punishment of burning!”
22:23  Truly, Allah will admit those who believe and do righteous deeds, to gardens with rivers flow underneath (Paradise). They will be adorned in them with bracelets of gold and pearls, and their garments will be of silk.
22:24  And (because) they were guided (in this world) to the good words (of Allah) and they were guided to the Way of Allah, who is Praise-Worthy.
22:25  Surely! Those who disbelieve, hinder people from the Way of Allah and from the sacred Masjid (at Makkah) which We have made open to all people, the local residents and the visitors (from other countries) as equal, and those who incline to evil actions or do wrong in it, We shall cause them to taste from a painful punishment.
22:26  And (remember) when We showed Abraham the site of the sacred house (the Ka’bah at Makkah) (saying) that: “Don’t associate anything with Me, sanctify My House for those who make Tawaf (go around counterclockwise), those who stand up for prayer, those who bow down, and make prostration;
22:27  and proclaim the pilgrimage to people. They will come to you on foot and on every lean (camel), they will come from every deep (and distant) mountain highway (to perform Hajj);
22:28  so that they may witness things that benefit them, and mention the Name of Allah on appointed days (10-13th days of Dhul-Hijjah) over whatever He has provided them from the beast of cattle. Then eat and feed the poor from there who have a very hard time.
22:29  Then let them complete their prescribed duties (of Hajj such as cut hair, take bath), perform their vows, and go around the ancient house (the Ka’bah at Makkah as Tawaf-e-Ziyarah).
22:30  That (prescribed duties of Hajj is the obligation that mankind owes to Allah) is, and those who honor the sacred rites of Allah, it is better for them with their Lord. The meat of cattle is made lawful to you, except what has already been mentioned to you. So shun the worshipping of idols and shun false statements.
22:31  Be upright to Him and don’t associate partners to Him. Those who assign partners to Allah, it is as if they had fallen from the sky, and the birds had snatched them, or the wind had thrown them to a far off place,
22:32  and whoever honors the Symbols of Allah, then it is truly from the piety of the heart.
22:33  You have in them (cattle for sacrifice) that benefit (such as milk) you for an appointed term, then (afterwards) they are brought for sacrifice to the ancient house (the Ka’bah).
22:34  And for every nation We have appointed religious ceremonies so that they may mention the Name of Allah over the beast of cattle which He has given them (for food). Your one worthy of worship is One (Allah), to Him you submit, and (O Prophet) give glad tidings to those who obey Allah with humility;
22:35  those when Allah is mentioned, their hearts are filled with fear; those who are patient on whatever may befall on them (of calamities); who establish prayer, and they spend (in Allah’s Cause) out of what We have provided them.
22:36  And the cows, oxen, or camels (offered as sacrifices by the pilgrims), We have made them for you as among the Symbols of Allah; you have much good in them. So mention the Name of Allah over them when they are drawn up in lines (for sacrifice). Then when they are down on their sides (after slaughter), eat from them, and feed the poor people (who does not ask), and the beggar (who asks). Thus We have made these animals to you so that you may be grateful.
22:37  Neither their meat nor their blood reaches Allah, but the piety from you reaches Him. Thus We have made these animals to you so that you may magnify Allah for what He has guided you. (O Muhammad) give glad tidings to the doers of good.
22:38  Truly, Allah defends those who believe. Surely! Allah does not like any treacherous, ungrateful.
22:39  Permission to fight (against disbelievers) is given to those (believers) against whom fighting is waged because they (believers) are oppressed, and surely, Allah is Able to give them (believers) victory-
22:40  those who have been expelled from their homes without just cause only because they said: “Our Lord is Allah.” Had it not been that Allah checked one set of people by another; monasteries, churches, synagogues, and Masjids in which the Name of Allah is mentioned, much would surely have been pulled down. Surely, Allah will help those who help His (Cause). Truly, Allah is All-Powerful, All-Mighty.
22:41  Those who, if We give them power in the land, will establish prayer, pay the obligatory charity, enjoin good, and forbid evil. And with Allah rests the final decision of all matters.
22:42  If they deny you (O Muhammad), surely did deny before them, by the people of Noah, Ad, and Thamud;
22:43  and the people of Abraham and the people of Lot;
22:44  and the residents of Midian; and Moses were denied. But I granted respite to the disbelievers, then I seized them, and how terrible was My punishment.
22:45  And many townships We have destroyed while they were wrong-doing. (Even today) they lie with their roofs in ruins, many deserted wells, and lofty (deserted) castles!
22:46  Have they not traveled through the land, and have they no hearts with them to understand or ears to hear (the truth)? Surely, it is not the eyes that grow blind, but it is the hearts which are in the breasts that grow blind.
22:47  And they ask you to hasten on the punishment! And Allah never fails on His Promise. Surely, a Day with your Lord is as a 1,000 years of what you count.
22:48  And to many townships I gave respite while they were wrong-doing. Then (in the end) I seized them. And to Me is the final return (of all).
22:49  Say (O Muhammad): “O mankind! Surely I am a plain Warner to you.”
22:50  So those who believe and do righteous deeds, for them is forgiveness and generous provision.
22:51  But those who strive against Our Verses to frustrate people, those will be inmates of the fire of hell.
22:52  We did not send a Messenger or a prophet before you (O Muhammad), but when he (prophet) did recite the revelation, Satan threw (some falsehood) in his recitation. But Allah abolishes what Satan throws in and then Allah establishes His Revelations. Allah is All-Knower, All-Wise.
22:53  Whatever Satan throws in, Allah may make as a trial for those in whose hearts there is a disease (of hypocrisy and disbelief) and whose hearts are hardened. Certainly, the wrongdoers are in an opposition far-off (from the truth),
22:54  so that those who have been given knowledge (may know) that it (this Qur’an) is the truth from your Lord and thus they may believe in it, and may submit their hearts to it. And surely, Allah is the Guide of those who believe to the Right Way.
22:55  And those who disbelieve will not cease to be in doubt about it (this Qur’an) until the Hour comes suddenly upon them, or there comes to them the punishment of the Day of disaster.
22:56  The sovereignty on that Day will be for Allah. He will judge between them. So those who have believed and did righteous deeds will be in the gardens of delight;
22:57  but those who disbelieved and denied Our Verses, for them will be a humiliating punishment.
22:58  Those who emigrated for the cause of Allah and afterwards were killed or died, surely, Allah will provide a good provision for them. Surely, it is Allah Who indeed is the Best of those Who provide sustenance.
22:59  Truly, He will make them enter an entrance with which they shall be well-pleased, and surely, Allah indeed is All-Knower, All-Forbearing.
22:60  That is so! And whoever retaliates which is equal to the suffering one received and then (again) one is wronged, Allah will surely help him. Surely! Allah indeed is Lenient, Forgiving.
22:61  That is because Allah merges the night into the day, and merges the day into the night. Surely, Allah is All-Hearer, All-Seer.
22:62  That is because Allah is the truth, and whatever they (polytheists) invoke besides Him, it is falsehood. And verily Allah is the Supreme, the Great.
22:63  Don’t you see that Allah sends down water (rain) from the sky, and then the earth becomes green? Surely, Allah is Kind and Well-Acquainted with all things.
22:64  To Him belongs what is in the heavens and all that is on the earth. Surely, Allah is Rich (free of all wants), Praise-Worthy.
22:65  Don’t you see that Allah has subjected to you (people) what is on the earth, and the ships that sail through the sea by His Command? He withholds the heaven lest it fall on the earth except by His permission. Surely, Allah is full of Kindness, Merciful for mankind.
22:66  It is He, Who has given you life, then will cause you to die, and then will again give you life (on the Day of Resurrection). Surely! People are ungrateful.
22:67  For every nation We have ordained religious ceremonies that they follow; so let them (the Pagans) not dispute with you in this matter, and invite them to your Lord. Surely! You (O Muhammad) indeed are on right guidance.
22:68  If they argue with you, then say: “Allah knows best of what you do.”
22:69  Allah will judge between you on the Day of Resurrection about which you used to differ.
22:70  Don’t you know that Allah knows what is in heaven and the earth? Surely, all are (recorded) in a book. Surely! That is easy for Allah.
22:71  And yet, they worship besides Allah what He has not sent down with any authority, they have no knowledge about them, and there is no helper for the wrongdoers.
22:72  And when Our clear Verses are recited to them, you will notice denial on the faces of those who disbelieve! They are nearly ready to attack with violence those who recite Our Verses to them. Say: “Shall I tell you something worse than that? It is the fire (of hell) which Allah has promised to those who disbelieve, and worst indeed will be that destination!”
22:73  O mankind! An example has been coined, so listen to it (carefully). Surely! Those whom you call on besides Allah, can not create a fly even if they combine together for it. If a fly snatches away a thing from them, they will have no power to release it from the fly. So weak are (both) the seeker and the sought.
22:74  They have not estimated Allah His Rightful Estimate. Surely, Allah is All-Strong, All-Mighty.
22:75  Allah chooses Messengers from angels and from human. Surely, Allah is All-Hearer, All-Seer.
22:76  He knows what is before them and what is behind them. And to Allah all matters return (for decision).
22:77  O you who believe! Bow down, prostrate yourselves, worship your Lord, and do good so that you may be successful.
22:78  Strive hard in Allah’s Cause truthfully. He has chosen you (to convey His Message), and has not laid upon you any hardship in religion, it is the religion of your father Abraham. It is He Who has named you Muslims both before and in this (the Qur’an), so that the Messenger (Muhammad) may be a witness over you and you be witnesses over mankind! Establish prayer, give obligatory charity, and hold fast to Allah, He is your Lord, what an excellent Lord and an Excellent Helper!


   


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