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al-Furqan (The Criterion, The Standard)
as rendered by Abdul Hye
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Abdul Hye rendition of Surah The Criterion, The Standard(al-Furqan)
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25:1  Blessed is He Who has sent down the criterion (of right and wrong, i.e. this Qur’an) to His servant (Muhammad), so that he may be a Warner to the worlds.
25:2  He is the One to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and Who has not begotten a son and has no partner in the dominion. He has created everything, and has measured it exactly according to its due measurements.
25:3  Yet they (disbelievers) have taken besides Him ones worthy of worship, who created nothing but are themselves created, and neither they possess harm nor benefit for themselves, nor they possess power to cause death, nor can give life, nor able to raise the dead to life.
25:4  Those who disbelieve say: “This (the Qur’an) is nothing but a lie that he (Muhammad) has invented it and other have helped him at it, in fact they have produced a wrong thing and a lie.”
25:5  And they say: “These are the tales of the ancients which he has written down, and they are dictated to him morning and afternoon.”
25:6  Say: “He has sent it (the Qur’an) down who knows the secrets of the heavens and the earth. Truly, Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.”
25:7  And they say: “Why does this Messenger (Muhammad) eat food, and walk about in the markets (like ourselves)? Why not an angel is sent down to him to be a Warner with him?
25:8  Or why has not a treasure been granted to him, or why has he not a garden from where he could eat?” The wrongdoers say: “You follow none but a man bewitched.”
25:9  See how they apply examples to you! As they have gone astray and they cannot find a Right Way.
25:10  Blessed is He Who, if wishes, will assign you better than that: gardens under which rivers flow and will assign you palaces (in Paradise).
25:11  Nay, they deny the Hour (the Day of Resurrection), and We have prepared for those who deny the Hour, a flaming fire (hell).
25:12  When it (hell) shall come in their sight from a far place, they will hear it’s raging and roaring.
25:13  When chained together, they will be thrown into a narrow place thereof; they will exclaim in it for destruction (death).
25:14  (They will be told): “You don’t call today for one destruction, but call for many destructions.”
25:15  Say (them O Muhammad): “Is this (punishment in hell) better or the Paradise of Eternity which has been promised to the pious people? It will be for them as a reward and as a final destination,
25:16  for them there will be all that they desire in it and they will abide there forever. It is a Promise upon your Lord that must be fulfilled.”
25:17  And on the Day He will gather them and those whom they worshipped besides Allah. He will ask: “Was it you who misled My servants or did they astray (themselves from) the Right Way?”
25:18  They (believing partners) will say: “Glory be to You! It was not proper for us to take any protectors besides You, but You gave them and their forefathers comfort (of the world) until they forgot the warning, and became a lost people.”
25:19  Thus surely, they (believing partners) will deny you (polytheists) regarding what you say today. Then you shall neither avert (the punishment), nor get help. Those among you did wrong; We shall make them taste the great punishment.
25:20  And We have never sent before you (O Muhammad) any of the Messengers but surely, they ate food and walked in the markets. And We have made some of you as a trial for others. Now, will you have patience? Your Lord is All-Seer of everything.
25:21  And those who don’t expect a meeting with Us (who deny the Day of Resurrection), say: “Why are not the angels sent down to us, or why do we not see our Lord?” Indeed they think arrogantly of themselves and are scornful with great pride.
25:22  On the Day they will see the angels; no glad tidings will be for the criminals that Day. Angels will say: “(All glad tidings) are strictly forbidden (for you).”
25:23  And We shall turn to whatever deeds they (disbelievers) did, and We shall make them (deeds) as scattered floating particles of dust for them.
25:24  The residents of Paradise on that Day will have the best abode and the finest place to relax.
25:25  And (remember) the Day when the heaven shall be rent asunder with clouds, and the angels will be sent down with a grand descending.
25:26  The sovereignty on that Day will be the true (sovereignty), belongs to the Gracious (Allah), and it will be a hard Day for the disbelievers.
25:27  (Remember) the Day when the wrongdoer will bite on his hands saying: “Oh! Would that I had taken a way with the Messenger (Muhammad)!
25:28  Oh! Woe to me! Would that I had never taken so-and-so as a friend!
25:29  Indeed they led me astray from the reminder (this Qur’an) after when it had come to me.” Satan is ever a deserter to human in the Hour of need.
25:30  And the Messenger (Muhammad) will say: “O my Lord! Surely, my people took this Qur’an as deserted (neither learned nor acted upon it).”
25:31  Thus We have made for every Prophet an enemy among the criminals. But your Lord is sufficient as a Guide and Helper.
25:32  And those who disbelieve say: “Why is not the Qur’an revealed to him all at once?” Thus (it was sent down in parts) so that We may strengthen your hearts thereby. And We have revealed it to you (gradually in stages). (It was revealed to Muhammad in 23 years).
25:33  And they don’t bring to you example (to oppose or find fault in you or in this Qur’an), but We reveal to you the truth, and better explanation.
25:34  Those who will be gathered on their faces to hell, they will be in an evil state, for they had lost the Right Way.
25:35  And indeed We gave Moses the Scripture (the Torah), and placed his brother Aaron with him as a helper;
25:36  and We said: “Go you both to the people who have denied Our Verses.” Then We destroyed them with complete destruction.
25:37  And the people of Noah, when they denied the Messengers, We drowned them, and We made them an example for mankind. And We have prepared a painful punishment for the wrongdoers.
25:38  And (also) Ad and Thamud, and the residents of Ar-Rass, and many generations in between (were destroyed).
25:39  And for each of them, We have put forward examples, and each of them We have brought to ruin destruction.
25:40  And indeed they (disbelievers) have passed by the town (of Prophet Lot) on which the evil rain was rained. Did they not see it (with their own eyes)? But they were not used to expect (believed) any Resurrection.
25:41  And when they see you (O Muhammad), they treat you not but in mockery (saying): “Is this the one whom Allah has sent as a Messenger?
25:42  He (Muhammad) would have nearly misled us from our deities, had it not been that we were patient and constant in our (worship)!” They will know when they see the punishment; they will realize who actually is most astray from the Right Way!
25:43  Have you (O Muhammad) seen him taken his own desire as worthy of worship? Would you then be a Guide to him?
25:44  Or do you think that most of them hear or understand? They are nothing but like cattle; nay they are even farther astray from the way.
25:45  Have you not seen how your Lord spread the shadow? If He willed, He could have made it still. Then We have made the sun a guide over it,
25:46  then We withdraw it to Us with a gradual withdrawal.
25:47  And it is He Who makes the night a covering for you, and the sleep as rest, and makes the day to get up.
25:48  And it is He Who sends the winds as heralds of glad tidings before His Mercy, and We send down pure water (rain) from the sky,
25:49  so that We may give life thereby to a dead land, and We give to drink thereof many cattle and men that We have created.
25:50  And indeed We have distributed it (water) amongst them in order that they may remember (the Grace of Allah), yet most people refuse except disbelief (ingratitude).
25:51  And had We willed, We could have raised a Warner in every town,
25:52  so don’t obey the disbelievers, but strive against them with it (the Qur’an), with utmost endeavor.
25:53  And it is He Who has let the 2 seas merge, one palatable and sweet, and the other salt and bitter; and He has set a barrier and a suppressed partition between them.
25:54  And it is He Who has created human from water, and has appointed for them blood relationships and marriage relationships. And your Lord is All-Powerful.
25:55  And yet they (disbelievers) worship besides Allah which can neither benefit them nor harm them, and the disbelievers are helpers (of the Satan) against their Lord.
25:56  And We have not sent you (O Muhammad) but as a bearer of glad tidings and a Warner.
25:57  Say: “I don’t ask you any reward for this (that I have brought the Qur’an from my Lord and its preaching, etc) except that whoever wills, may take a way to his Lord.”
25:58  And put your trust (O Muhammad) in the Ever-Living (Allah) who does not die, glorify His Praises, and He alone is the All-Knower of the sins of His servants,
25:59  Who created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them in 6 days. Then He rose over the Throne (that suits His Majesty). The Gracious! Ask Him (O Muhammad), as He is All-Knower of everything.
25:60  And when it is said to them: “Prostrate yourself to the Gracious (Allah),” they ask: “What is the Gracious? Shall we fall down in prostration because you (O Muhammad) command us?" It increases dislike in them.
25:61  Blessed is He Who has placed big stars in the sky, has placed therein a great lamp (sun) and a moon giving light.
25:62  And it is He Who has put the night and the day in succession, for those who desire to remember or desire to show their gratitude.
25:63  And the servants of the Gracious (Allah) are those who walk on the earth in humility, and when the foolish address them, they say: “peace,”
25:64  and those who spend the night before their Lord, prostrating and standing;
25:65  and those who say: “Our Lord! Avert from us the punishment of hell. Surely! Its punishment is an inseparable, permanent punishment,
25:66  indeed it (hell) is evil as an abode and as a place to reside,”
25:67  and those who, when they spend, neither are extravagant nor stingy, but there is a medium (way) between those (extremes);
25:68  and those who neither invoke with Allah another one worthy of worship, nor kill the soul which Allah has forbidden, except for just cause, nor commit illegal sexual intercourse. Those who do this shall receive the punishment;
25:69  the punishment will be doubled for them (on the) Day of Resurrection, and they will abide in it in disgrace;
25:70  except those who repent, believe, and do righteous deeds; for them Allah will change their sins into good deeds, and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
25:71  And those who repent and do righteous deeds, then surely they repent to Allah (with true) repentance.
25:72  And those who don’t bear witness to falsehood, and if they pass by some evil play or evil talk, they pass by with dignity.
25:73  And those who, when they are reminded of the Verses of their Lord, they don’t fall deaf and blind upon them.
25:74  And those who say: “Our Lord! Bestow on us from our wives and our offspring comfort of our eyes, and make us leaders for the pious.”
25:75  Those will be rewarded with the highest place (in Paradise) because they kept patience. They shall meet with greetings in it and the word of peace.
25:76  (They shall) abide therein; excellent it is as an abode, and as a place to reside.
25:77  Say (O Muhammad to the disbelievers): “My Lord pays no attention to you except for your invocation (to Him). But indeed you have denied (Him), so the punishment will be necessary.”


   


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