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al-Mu`minun (The Believers)
as rendered by Abdul Hye
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Abdul Hye rendition of Surah The Believers(al-Mu`minun)
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23:1  Indeed successful are the believers;
23:2  those who are submissive in their prayers;
23:3  and those who turn away from evil vain talk;
23:4  and those who are doers of obligatory charity;
23:5  and those who guard their chastity;
23:6  except from their wives or what their right hands (legally) possess, verily they are free from blame.
23:7  But whoever seeks beyond that, and then those are the transgressors.
23:8  Those who are true to their trusts and to their covenants,
23:9  and those who strictly guard over their prayers.
23:10  These are the inheritors
23:11  who will inherit the Paradise. They shall reside in it forever.
23:12  And indeed We created human out of extract of clay,
23:13  then We made him as a semen drop in a safe (womb of woman) lodging,
23:14  then We created the drop into a clot, then We created the clot into a little lump of flesh, then We created the little lump of flesh into bones, then We clothed the bones with flesh, and then We brought it forth as another creation. So blessed be Allah, the Best of creators.
23:15  Then after that, surely you will die;
23:16  then again, surely you will be resurrected on the Day of Resurrection.
23:17  And indeed We have created above you 7 heavens, and We are not unaware of the creation.
23:18  And We send down water (rain) from the sky in due measure, and We give it lodging in the earth, and surely We are able to take it away,
23:19  then We bring forth for you by it gardens of date-palms and grapes, in it is much fruit, and from it you eat,
23:20  and a tree (olive) that springs forth from Mount Sinai that grows oil, and it is seasoning for the eaters.
23:21  And surely! In the cattle there is indeed a lesson for you. We give you to drink (milk) of that which is in their bellies. There are numerous benefits for you in them, and of them you eat,
23:22  and on them and on ships you are carried.
23:23  And indeed We sent Noah to his people, and he said: “O my people! You worship Allah! You have no other one worthy of worship but Him. Will you not then be afraid?”
23:24  But the chiefs of those who disbelieved among his people said: “This is no more but a human being like you, he seeks to make himself superior to you. If Allah willed, He surely could have sent down angels; we did not hear such a thing among our forefathers.”
23:25  (Some of them said): “He is not but a human in whom there is madness, so wait for him until a while.”
23:26  (Noah) said: “O my Lord! Help me because they deny me.”
23:27  So We revealed to him (saying) that: “Construct the ship under Our Eyes and under Our Revelation. Then, when Our Command comes and the water gushes forth from the oven, then take on board of each kind 2 spouses (male and female), and your family, except those of them against whom the word has already gone forth. And don’t address Me in favor of those who have done wrong. Surely, they are to be drowned.”
23:28  When you have embarked on the ship, you and whoever is with you, say: “All the praises are due to Allah, Who has saved us from the people who are oppressors.”
23:29  And say: “My Lord! Cause me to land at a blessed landing place, for You are the best of those who bring to land (safe).”
23:30  Surely, in this there are indeed Verses (lessons); truly We are putting people to test.
23:31  Then after them, We created another generation (people of Ad).
23:32  And We sent to them a Messenger from among them (saying): “You worship Allah! You have no other one worthy of worship but Him. Will you not then be afraid?”
23:33  The chiefs of his people, who disbelieved and denied the Meeting in the Hereafter, and whom We had given them luxuries and comforts of this worldly life, said: “This is not but a human being like you, he eats of that which you eat, and he drinks of what you drink.
23:34  If you obey a human being like yourself, then surely, you will be losers.
23:35  Does he promise you that when you will die and become dust and bones; you shall come out alive (resurrected)?
23:36  Far, very far is that which you are promised.
23:37  It is not but our life of this world! We die and we live! And we will not be resurrected!
23:38  He is not but a man who has invented a lie against Allah, and we are not going to believe in him.”
23:39  He said: “O my Lord! Help me because they deny me.”
23:40  (Allah) said: “In a little while, they are sure to be regretful.”
23:41  So an awful cry overtook them in truth (with justice), and We made them as rubbish of dead plants. So gone is the people who are wrongdoers.
23:42  Then, We created other generations after them,
23:43  no nation can precede their term nor can they delay it,
23:44  then We sent Our Messengers in succession, whenever their Messenger came to a nation, they denied him, so We made some of them follow others (to destruction), and We made them as true stories (for mankind). So gone is the people who don’t believe.
23:45  Then We sent Moses and his brother Aaron with Our Verses and clear authority,
23:46  to Pharaoh and his chiefs, but they behaved arrogantly and they were self-exalting people.
23:47  Then they said: “Shall we believe in 2 human beings like ourselves and whose people are our captives?”
23:48  So they denied them (Moses and Aaron) and became of those who were destroyed.
23:49  And indeed We gave Moses the Scripture, so that they may be guided.
23:50  And We made the son of Mary (Jesus) and his mother as a sign, and We gave them refuge to a high ground, a place of rest, and flowing streams.
23:51  O Messengers! Eat of lawful foods and do righteous deeds. Surely! I am Well-Acquainted with what you do.
23:52  And surely! This religion is one religion, and I am your Lord, so fear Me.
23:53  But they have broken their religion among them into sects, each group rejoices in what is with them.
23:54  So leave them in their error for a time.
23:55  Do they think what We give them with wealth and children,
23:56  We hasten to them with good things? But they don’t perceive.
23:57  Surely! Those who live in awe for fear of their Lord;
23:58  and those who believe in the Verses of their Lord,
23:59  and those who don’t join anyone in worship (as partners) with their Lord;
23:60  and those who give charity from whatever they give and their hearts are full of fear, because they are sure to return to their Lord.
23:61  It is these who hasten in the good deeds and they are first in (attaining) them.
23:62  And We don’t burden any person except according to its capacity, with Us is a record which speaks the truth, and they will not be wronged.
23:63  But their hearts are covered from (understanding) this (the Qur’an) and for them are other evil deeds besides what they are doing
23:64  until, when We grasp those of them who lead a luxurious life with punishment, behold! They make humble invocation with a loud voice.
23:65  (Allah will say): “Don’t invoke loudly this Day! Certainly, you shall not be helped by Us.”
23:66  Indeed My Verses used to be recited to you, but you used to turn back on your heels (denying them)
23:67  in pride, talking evil about it (the Qur’an) by night.
23:68  Do they not ponder the word, or has there come to them what had not come to their forefathers?
23:69  Or is it that they don’t recognize their Messenger (Muhammad) so they deny him?
23:70  Or they say: “There is madness in him?” But he brought them the truth but most of them are reluctant to the truth.
23:71  And if the truth had been in accordance with their desires, surely, the heavens and the earth, and whoever is therein would have been corrupted! But We have brought them their reminder, but they turn away from their reminder.
23:72  Or is it that you (O Muhammad) ask them for wages? But the recompense of your Lord is better, and He is the Best of the sustainers.
23:73  Certainly, you (O Muhammad) call them to the Right Way.
23:74  Surely, those who don’t believe in the Hereafter are indeed deviating from the way.
23:75  And though We had Mercy on them and removed what distress is on them, still they would stubbornly persist in their transgression, wandering blindly.
23:76  Indeed We seized them with punishment, but neither did they humble themselves to their Lord, nor did they invoke with submission to Him.
23:77  Until, when We open for them a gate of severe punishment, then lo! They will be plunged into it.
23:78  It is He, Who has created for you hearing, sight, and hearts; you give little thanks!
23:79  And it is He Who has created you on the earth, and to Him, you shall be gathered back.
23:80  And it is He Who gives life and causes death, and in His control is the alternation of night and day. Will you not then understand?
23:81  But they say just like what their forefathers said.
23:82  They said: “When we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we be resurrected indeed?
23:83  Surely, we have been promised this, we and our forefathers before us! This is not but the tales of the ancients!”
23:84  Say: “To whom belongs the earth and whatever is in it? If you know!”
23:85  They will say: “(It is) Allah’s!” Say: “Will you not then remember?”
23:86  Say: “Who is the Lord of the 7 heavens and Lord of the Great Throne?”
23:87  They will say: “(It is) for Allah.” Say: “Then will you not fear Allah?”
23:88  Say: “In whose hand is the sovereignty of everything? He protects all, and is there any protector against Him, if you know?”
23:89  They will say: “(It is) for Allah.” Say: “How then are you deceived (from the truth)?”
23:90  But nay, We have brought them the truth, and surely, they (disbelievers) are liars.
23:91  Allah did not beget any son, nor is there anyone worthy of worship along with Him. Behold, (if there had been many deities) each would have taken away what each had created, and some of them would have tried to overcome others! Glorified is Allah above all that they attribute to Him!
23:92  (Allah is) All-Knower of the unseen and the seen! Exalted is He over all that they associate as partners to Him!
23:93  Say (O Muhammad): “My Lord! If You would show me that with which they are being threatened,
23:94  my Lord! Then don’t put me amongst the people who are the wrongdoers.”
23:95  And indeed We are able to show you (O Muhammad) that with which We have threatened them.
23:96  Repel evil with that which is better. We are Best-Acquainted with what they utter.
23:97  And say: “My Lord! I seek refuge with You from the whisperings of the devils.
23:98  And I seek refuge with You, My Lord! lest they come near me,
23:99  until, when death comes to one of them who says: “My Lord! Send me back,
23:100  so that I may do good in that which I have left behind!” No! It is but a word that he speaks, and behind them is a barrier until the Day when they will be resurrected.
23:101  Then, when the trumpet is blown, there will be no kinship among them that Day, nor will they ask of one another.
23:102  Then those who are heavy in their scales (of good deeds), they are the successful.
23:103  Those who are light in their scales, they are those who lost their own selves, in hell they will abide.
23:104  The fire will burn their faces, and they will grin (smile broadly) in it with displaced lips (disfigured).
23:105  (Allah will remind): “Were not My Verses (this Qur’an) recited to you, and then you used to deny them?”
23:106  They will say: “Our Lord! Our misfortune overwhelmed us, and we became erring people.
23:107  Our Lord! Bring us out of this; then if we ever return to evil, then indeed we shall be wrongdoers.”
23:108  (Allah) will say: “You stay in it with shame! Don’t speak to Me!
23:109  Surely! There was a party of My servants who used to say: ‘Our Lord! We believe, so forgive us, and have Mercy on us, for You are the best of those who show mercy!’
23:110  But you took them for a laughing stock, until they made you forget My Remembrance while you used to laugh at them!
23:111  Surely! I have rewarded them this Day for what they kept patience, they are indeed the successful.”
23:112  (Allah) will say: “How many years did you stay on the earth?”
23:113  They will say: “We stayed a day or part of a day. So ask of those who keep account (angels).”
23:114  (Allah) will say: “You stayed not but a little, if you had only known!
23:115  Did you think that We had created you in play (without purpose), and that you would not be returned to Us?”
23:116  So Exalted is Allah, the True King, there is no one worthy of worship but He, the Lord of the Supreme Throne!
23:117  And those who invoke any other one worthy of worship besides Allah, of which there is no proof, and then surely their reckoning is with their Lord. Surely! The disbelievers will not be successful.
23:118  And say (O Muhammad): “My Lord! Forgive and have Mercy, and You are the Best of those who show Mercy!”


   


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