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40:1  Ha. Meem.
40:2  The revelation of the Scripture is from God, the Almighty, the All-Knowing.
40:3  He is the forgiver of sins, acceptor of repentance, severe in retribution, and of infinite forbearance. There is no god except Him; to Him is the ultimate return.
40:4  None dispute God’s revelations except those who disbelieve. Let not their activities in the lands deceive you.
40:5  The people of Noah denied the truth before them, as did the factions after them. Every community plotted against their own messenger, to seize him. They argued with falsehood to invalidate the truth. Yet, I seized them, and how severe was My retribution!
40:6  The decree of your Lord against those who disbelieve is just: “They are the occupants of the Fire.”
40:7  Those who carry the Throne, and those around it, glorify their Lord with praises, have faith in Him, and seek forgiveness for those who believe: “Our Lord, You encompass all things in mercy and knowledge; forgive those who repent and follow Your path, and shield them from the torment of the Inferno.
40:8  Admit them, Our Lord, into the Gardens of Eternity, which You’ve promised them, along with the righteous among their parents, spouses, and offspring. You are the All-Powerful, the All-Wise.
40:9  And shield them from evil deeds. Whomever You shield from evil deeds on that Day has received Your mercy, and that’s the ultimate triumph.”
40:10  The disbelievers will be told, “God’s abhorrence of you is greater than your self-loathing, for when you were invited to faith, you refused.”
40:11  They will plead, “Our Lord, You’ve made us die twice and given us life twice. We now confess our sins; is there any way out?”
40:12  This is because when God alone was called upon, you disbelieved, but when partners were associated with Him, you believed. Judgment belongs to God, the Most High, the Supreme.
40:13  It is He who shows you His marvels and sends down sustenance from the sky for you. Only those who turn to Him will truly understand.
40:14  Invoke God, dedicating your devotion to Him, even though the unbelievers may detest it.
40:15  He is of the highest rank, the Master of all sovereignty. He sends down the Spirit by His command to whichever of His servants He wills, to warn of the Day of Encounter.
40:16  On that Day, they will emerge, with nothing about them will be hidden from God. To whom does sovereignty belong today? To God, the One, the Irresistible.
40:17  On that Day, every soul will be recompensed for what it has earned. There will be no injustice on that Day. God is swift in taking account.
40:18  Warn them of the approaching Day, when hearts are at throats, choked with fear. The wrongdoers will have no comforting friend, nor any intercessor who might be obeyed.
40:19  He knows the treachery of the eyes and what the hearts conceal.
40:20  God judges with the truth, while those they call upon other than Him can’t judge at all. God is the All-Hearing, the All-Seeing.
40:21  Didn’t they journey through the earth and see what was the end of those before them? They were stronger than them, and had more impact on the earth. Yet, God seized them for their sins, and they had no protector against God.
40:22  Their messengers came to them with clear signs, yet they disbelieved. So, God seized them. He is powerful and severe in retribution.
40:23  We sent Moses with Our signs and a manifest authority.
40:24  To Pharaoh, Haman, and Korah, but they said, “A magician, a liar”.
40:25  When he brought them the truth from Us, they said, “Kill the sons of those who believe with him, and spare their women.” Yet, the plots of the unbelievers are destined to fail.
40:26  Pharaoh declared, “Leave me to kill Moses, and let him appeal to his Lord. I fear he may change your religion or spread disorder in the land.”
40:27  Moses responded, “I seek refuge in my Lord and your Lord from every arrogant one who doesn’t believe in the Day of Reckoning.”
40:28  A believing man from Pharaoh’s family, who had kept his faith hidden, said, “Would you kill a man because he says, ‘My Lord is God,’ and he brought you clear proofs from your Lord? If he is lying, his lie will be upon him, but if he’s truthful, then some of what he promises you will befall you. Surely, God doesn’t guide the extravagant liar.
40:29  O my people, today you have dominance in the land. But who will protect us from God’s wrath if it comes upon us?” Pharaoh replied, “I only show you what I see and guide you to the path of right conduct.”
40:30  The believer continued, “O my people, I fear for you a fate like that of the day of the confederates.
40:31  Like the fate of the people of Noah, Aad, Thamud, and those after them. God doesn’t intend any injustice for the beings.
40:32  O my people, I fear for you the Day of Calling Out.
40:33  The Day you will retreat, having no defender against God. Whomever God sends astray will have no guide.”
40:34  Joseph had previously come to you with clear proofs, but you remained doubtful about what he brought you. So when he died, you said, “God will never send another messenger after him.” Thus, God misguides the transgressors and the skeptics.
40:35  Those who dispute God’s verses, without any authority given to them, are greatly despised by God and those who believe. Thus, God seals the heart of every arrogant tyrant.
40:36  Pharaoh commanded, “O Haman, build for me a tower, so I may reach the pathways.
40:37  The pathways into the heavens, so I may look at the God of Moses, but I think he’s a liar.” Thus, Pharaoh’s evil deeds were made appealing to him, and he was barred from the path. Pharaoh’s scheming led only to ruin.
40:38  The believer pleaded, “O my people, follow me, and I will guide you to the path of righteousness.”
40:39  “O my people, this worldly life is fleeting enjoyment, while the Hereafter is the home of permanence.”
40:40  He who commits evil will only be repaid with the like of it. But he who performs righteous deeds, whether male or female and is a believer—these will enter Paradise, where they will be provided for without measure.
40:41  “Oh my people! Why is it that I invite you to salvation while you invite me to the Fire?
40:42  You urge me to disbelieve in God and to associate with Him what I don’t know, while I invite you to the Almighty, the Forgiving.
40:43  No doubt, what you invite me to has neither a summons in this world, nor in the Hereafter. Our return is to God, and the transgressors will be the inhabitants of the Fire.
40:44  You will soon remember what I say to you. I commit my affair to God. Truly, God is Seeing of the beings.”
40:45  So God shielded him from their evil plots, and a severe punishment befell Pharaoh’s people.
40:46  The Fire! They will be exposed to it morning and evening, and on the Day when the Hour sets in: “Admit Pharaoh’s family into the severest of punishment.”
40:47  As they quarrel in the Fire, the weak will say to those who were arrogant, “We were your followers, so will you alleviate an amount of the Fire from us?”
40:48  The arrogant will reply, “We are all in it together—God has already judged between the beings.”
40:49  Those in the Fire will beg the keepers of Hell, “Implore your Lord to lessen our suffering for just one day.”
40:50  They will respond, “Didn’t your messengers come to you with clear proofs?” They will reply, “Yes.” They will say, “Then pray, but the prayers of the unbelievers are only in vain.”
40:51  We will surely aid Our messengers and those who believe, in the worldly life and on the Day when the witnesses arise.
40:52  The Day when their excuses won’t benefit the wrongdoers. For them is a curse, and they will have the worst dwelling.
40:53  We gave Moses the guidance, and We made the Children of Israel inherit the Scripture.
40:54  A guide and a reminder for people of understanding.
40:55  So, be patient, the promise of God is true. Seek forgiveness for your sins, and glorify your Lord with praise, morning and evening.
40:56  Those who dispute God’s revelations without any authority given to them, nothing resides in their breasts but vainglory which they will never achieve. So, seek refuge in God. He is the All-Hearing, the All-Seeing.
40:57  The creation of the heavens and the earth is grander than the creation of humankind, but most people don’t know.
40:58  Not equal are the blind and the seeing, nor are those who believe and perform good deeds and the wrongdoers. Little do you remember.
40:59  The Hour is coming, there is no doubt about it, yet most people don’t believe.
40:60  Your Lord says, “Pray to Me, and I will respond to you. Those who are too arrogant to worship Me will enter Hell humiliated.”
40:61  It is God who made the night for your rest and the day for visibility. God is full of Bounty to mankind, but most of them don’t give thanks.
40:62  Such is God, your Lord, the Creator of all that exists; there is no deity but Him. So how are you deluded?
40:63  So it is that those who deny God’s signs deviate.
40:64  It is God who made the earth a dwelling for you, and the sky a structure. He shaped you, made your shape good, and provided you with good things. Such is God, your Lord. Blessed is God, the Lord of the realms.
40:65  He is the Living; there is no deity except Him. Call upon Him, dedicating your faith exclusively to Him. Praise be to God, the Lord of the worlds.
40:66  Say, “I have been forbidden to worship those you invoke besides God, as clear proofs have come to me from my Lord, and I am commanded to submit to the Lord of the universes.”
40:67  It is He who created you from dust, then from a drop, then from a clot, and then He brings you out as infants. Then, you reach your full strength. Then, you become elderly—although some of you die earlier—so you may reach a appointed term and gain understanding.
40:68  It is He who gives life and causes death. When He decrees an affair, He says to it, “Be,” and it becomes.
40:69  Didn’t you see how those who dispute concerning God’s verses—how are they averted?
40:70  Those who deny the Scripture and what We sent Our messengers with, will indeed know.
40:71  With shackles around their necks, and dragged by chains.
40:72  In boiling water, then in the Fire they will be burnt.
40:73  Then it will be said to them, “Where are those you associated?
40:74  Besides God?” They will reply, “They have deserted us. Actually, we were not calling upon anything before.” In this way, God lets the unbelievers go astray.
40:75  This is because you exulted in the earth baselessly, and because you were frolicking.
40:76  Enter the gates of Hell, where you will dwell forever—what a terrible abode for the arrogant!
40:77  Therefore, be patient; the promise of God is true. Whether We show you some of what We’ve promised them, or We cause you to pass away, to Us they will be returned.
40:78  We sent messengers before you; some of their stories We’ve told you, and some We haven’t. No messenger can bring a sign except by God’s permission. When God’s decree comes, the matter will be settled in truth, and those who perpetuated falsehood will then lose.
40:79  It is God who made for you the livestock, that you may ride some of them and from some you eat.
40:80  And you have in them other benefits too, and you fulfill your diverse needs through them. You are carried upon them, as well as on ships.
40:81  And He shows you His signs: Which then of God’s signs will you deny?
40:82  Didn’t they travel through the earth and see the fate of those who preceded them? They were more numerous and powerful, leaving a more significant impact on earth, yet their achievements availed them not.
40:83  So when their messengers came to them with clear evidence, they rejoiced in the knowledge they already had, and they were surrounded by what they used to ridicule.
40:84  And when they saw Our wrath, they said, “We believe in God alone and reject what we were associating with Him.”
40:85  But their faith didn’t benefit them when they saw Our punishment. Such has been the established way of God with His beings. And there, the unbelievers lost utterly.