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Faridul Haque

al-`Ankabut (The Spider)
as rendered by Faridul Haque
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Faridul Haque rendition of Surah The Spider(al-`Ankabut)
29:1 Alif-Lam-Meem. (Alphabets of the Arabic language – Allah and to whomever He reveals, know their precise meanings.)
29:2 Do men fancy that they will be left just upon their declaring, “We believe”, and they will not be tested?
29:3 We indeed tested those before them – so Allah will surely test the truthful, and will surely test the liars.
29:4 Or do they who commit evil deeds imagine that they can escape from Us? What an evil judgement they impose!
29:5 Whoever expects to meet Allah – then indeed the time appointed by Allah will come; and He is the All Hearing, the All Knowing.
29:6 And whoever strives in Allah's cause, strives only for his own benefit; indeed Allah is Independent of the entire creation.
29:7 And those who accepted faith and did good deeds - We will indeed relieve their sins and reward them for the best of their deeds.
29:8 And upon man We ordained kindness towards parents; and if they strive to make you ascribe a partner with Me, about which you do not have any knowledge, then do not obey them; towards Me only is your return and I will tell you what you used to do.
29:9 And those who accepted faith and did good deeds - We shall indeed include them among the virtuous.
29:10 And some people say, “We believe in Allah” – so if they are afflicted with some adversity in Allah’s way, they consider the chaos created by men as the punishment from Allah; and if the help comes from your Lord, they will surely say, “Indeed we were with you”; does not Allah well know what is in the hearts of the entire creation?
29:11 And indeed Allah will make known the believers, and indeed He will expose the hypocrites.
29:12 And the disbelievers said to the Muslims, “Follow our path and we will bear your sins”; whereas they will not bear anything from their sins; they are indeed liars.
29:13 And they will surely bear their own burdens and some other burdens along with their own; and they will undoubtedly be questioned on the Day of Resurrection concerning what they had fabricated.
29:14 And indeed We sent Nooh to his people - he therefore stayed with them for a thousand years, less fifty; so the flood seized them, and they were unjust.
29:15 And We rescued him and the people aboard the ship, and made the ship a sign for the entire world.
29:16 And (remember) Ibrahim – when he said to his people, “Worship Allah and fear Him; that is better for you, if you knew!”
29:17 “You worship only idols instead of Allah, and only forge a clear lie; indeed those whom you worship instead of Allah do not control your sustenance – therefore seek your sustenance from Allah, and worship Him, and be grateful to Him; it is towards Him that you will be returned.”
29:18 “And if you deny, then many nations have denied before you; and the Noble Messenger is not responsible except to plainly convey (the message).”
29:19 Have they not seen how Allah initiates the creation, then will create it again? Indeed that is easy for Allah.
29:20 Proclaim (O dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him), “Travel in the land and see how He creates for the first time, then Allah brings forth the next development; indeed Allah is Able to do all things.”
29:21 He punishes whomever He wills and has mercy upon whomever He wills; and towards Him only you are to return.
29:22 Neither can you escape (from His control) in the earth nor in the sky; and for you, other than Allah, there is neither a friend nor a supporter.
29:23 And those who did not believe in My signs and in meeting Me, are those who have no hope of My mercy, and for them is a painful punishment.
29:24 So his people could not answer him except to say, “Kill him or burn him” – so Allah rescued him from the fire; indeed in this are signs for people who believe.
29:25 And Ibrahim said, “You have chosen only idols instead of Allah, with whom your friendship is only in the life of this world; then on the Day of Resurrection you will deny and curse each other; and the destination for all of you is hell, and you do not have supporters.”
29:26 So Lut believed in him; and Ibrahim said, “I migrate towards my Lord; indeed only He is the Almighty, the Wise.”
29:27 And We bestowed Ishaq and Yaqub to him, and kept the Prophethood and the Book among his descendants, and We gave him his reward in the world; and in the Hereafter he is indeed among those who deserve Our proximity.
29:28 And We rescued Lut when he said to his people, “You indeed commit the shameful; such that no one in the creation has ever done before you.”
29:29 “What! You commit the immoral with males, and cut off the roads; and you speak evilly in your gatherings?” So his people had no answer except to say, “Bring the punishment of Allah upon us if you are truthful!”
29:30 He submitted, “My Lord! Help me against these mischievous people.”
29:31 And when Our sent angels came with glad tidings to Ibrahim, they said, “We will surely destroy the people of that town; indeed its inhabitants are unjust.”
29:32 He said, "Lut is in it!”; they said, “We know very well who all are there; we shall rescue him and his family, except his wife; she is of those who will stay behind.”
29:33 And when Our sent angels came to Lut, he was unhappy at their arrival and was depressed – and they said, “Do not fear or grieve; we will surely rescue you and your family, except your wife, who is of those who will stay behind.”
29:34 “We will indeed cause a punishment from the sky to descend upon the inhabitants of this town – the recompense of their disobedience.”
29:35 And We have undoubtedly kept a part of it as a clear sign for people of intellect.
29:36 And We sent towards Madyan, their fellowman Shuaib – he therefore said, “O my people! Worship Allah, and anticipate the Last Day, and do not roam the earth spreading turmoil.”
29:37 In response they denied him – thereupon the earthquake seized them – so at morning they remained lying flattened in their homes.
29:38 And We destroyed the A’ad and the Thamud, and you already know their dwellings; Satan made their deeds appear good to them and prevented them from the path, whereas they could perceive.
29:39 And (We destroyed) Qaroon, Firaun and Haman; and indeed Moosa came to them with clear signs, so they were arrogant in the land, and they could never escape from Our control.
29:40 So We caught each one upon his sin; so among them is one upon whom We sent a shower of stones; and among them is one who was seized by the Scream; and among them is one whom We buried in the earth, and among them is one whom We drowned; it did not befit Allah’s Majesty to oppress them, but they were wronging themselves.
29:41 The example of those who choose masters other than Allah is like that of the spider; it makes the web its house; and indeed the weakest house of all is that of the spider; if only they knew.
29:42 Allah knows what they worship instead of Him; He is the Almighty, the Wise.
29:43 And We illustrate these examples for mankind; and none except the knowledgeable understand them.
29:44 Allah created the heavens and the earth with the truth; indeed in this is a sign for the Muslims.
29:45 O dear Prophet (Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him), recite from the Book which has been sent down to you, and establish the prayer; indeed the prayer stops from indecency and evil; and indeed the remembrance of Allah is the greatest; and Allah knows all what you do.
29:46 And O Muslims, do not argue with the People given the Book(s) except in the best manner – except (with) those among them who oppress, and say, “We believe in what has been sent down towards us and what has been sent towards you – and ours and your God is One, and we have submitted ourselves to Him.”
29:47 And this is how We sent down the Book to you O dear Prophet (Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him); so those to whom We gave the Book believe in it; and some of these (polytheists) accept faith in it; and none except the disbelievers reject Our signs.
29:48 And you (O dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him) were not reading any Book before it, nor writing with your right hand – if it were, the people of falsehood would surely have doubted.
29:49 In fact they are clear verses in the hearts of those who have been given knowledge; and none deny Our verses except the unjust.
29:50 And they said, “Why did not signs come down to him from his Lord?” Say, “Signs are only with Allah; and I am purely a Herald of plain warning.”
29:51 Is it not enough for them that We have sent down the Book upon you, which is read to them? Indeed in it are mercy and advice for the Muslims.
29:52 Proclaim (O dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him), “Allah is Sufficient as a Witness between me and you; He knows all what is in the heavens and in the earth; and those who accepted faith in falsehood and denied faith in Allah – it is they who are the losers.”
29:53 And they urge you to hasten the punishment; and if a time had not been fixed, the punishment would have certainly come upon them; and it will indeed come upon them suddenly whilst they are unaware.
29:54 They urge you to hasten the punishment; and indeed hell has encompassed the disbelievers.
29:55 The day when the punishment will envelop them from above them and from below their feet, and He will say, “Taste the flavour of your deeds!”
29:56 O My bondmen who believe! Indeed My earth is spacious – therefore worship Me alone.
29:57 Every soul must taste death; then it is to Us that you will return.
29:58 And those who believed and did good deeds – indeed We will, surely, place them on high positions in Paradise beneath which rivers flow, abiding in it for ever; what an excellent reward of the performers!
29:59 Those who patiently endured and who rely only upon their Lord.
29:60 And many creatures walk upon the earth that do not carry their own sustenance; Allah provides the sustenance to them and to you; and only He is the All Hearing, the All Knowing.
29:61 And if you ask them, “Who created the heavens and the earth, and subjected the sun and the moon?”, they will surely say, “Allah”; so where are they reverting?
29:62 Allah eases the sustenance for whomever He wills among His bondmen, and restricts it for whomever He wills; indeed Allah knows all things.
29:63 And if you ask them, “Who sent down the water from the sky, and with it revived the earth after its death?”, they will surely say, “Allah”; proclaim, “All praise is to Allah”; in fact most of them do not have any sense.
29:64 And this worldly life is nothing but pastime and game; indeed the abode of the Hereafter - that is indeed the true life; if only they knew.
29:65 And when they board the ships they pray to Allah, believing purely in Him; so when He delivers them safely to land, they immediately begin ascribing partners (to Him)!
29:66 In order to be ungrateful for Our favours; and to use the comforts; therefore they will soon come to know.
29:67 Did they not observe that We have created a refuge in the Sacred Land, and people around them are snatched away? So do they believe in falsehood and are ungrateful for the favours of Allah?
29:68 And who is more unjust than one who fabricates lies against Allah, or denies the truth * when it comes to him? Is there not a place in hell for disbelievers? (* The Holy Prophet and / or the Holy Qur’an).
29:69 And those who strove in Our way - We shall surely show them Our paths; and indeed Allah is with the virtuous.


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