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al-Jathiyah (The Kneeling, Crouching)
as rendered by Sher Ali
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Sher Ali rendition of Surah The Kneeling, Crouching(al-Jathiyah)
45:1 Ha Mim.
45:2 The revelation of this Book is from ALLAH, the Mighty, the Wise.
45:3 Verily, in the heavens and the earth are Signs for those who believe.
45:4 And in your own creation and in that of all the creatures which HE spreads in the earth are Signs for a people who possess firm faith.
45:5 And in the alternation of night and day, and the provision that ALLAH sends down from the heaven, whereby HE quickens the earth after its death, and in the changing of the winds, are Signs for a people who would use their understanding.
45:6 These are the Signs of ALLAH which WE rehearse unto thee with truth. In what word, then, after rejecting the Word of ALLAH and HIS Signs, will they believe?
45:7 Woe to every sinful liar,
45:8 Who hears the Signs of ALLAH recited unto him, and then proudly persists in disbelief, as though he heard them not. So give him the tidings of a painful punishment.
45:9 And when he learns something of Our Signs, he makes a jest of them. For such there is an humiliating punishment.
45:10 Before them is Hell; and that which they have earned shall not avail them aught, nor shall those whom the have taken for protectors beside ALLAH. And they will have a dreadful punishment.
45:11 This is true guidance. And for those who disbelieve in the Signs of their Lord is the torture of a painful punishment.
45:12 ALLAH is HE who has subjected the sea to you that ships may sail thereon by HIS command, and that you may seek of HIS bounty, and that you may be grateful.
45:13 And HE has subjected to you whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth; all this is from HIM. In that, surely, are Signs for a people who reflect.
45:14 Tell those who believe to forgive those who persecute them and fear not the Days of ALLAH, that HE may requite a people for what they earn.
45:15 Whoso does a good deed, does it for his own soul; and whoso does wrong, does so to its detriment. Then to your Lord will you all be brought back.
45:16 And verily, WE gave the Children of Israel the Book and sovereignty and Prophethood; and WE provided them with good and pure things, and WE exalted them over the peoples of their time.
45:17 And WE gave them clear Signs regarding this Affair. And they did not differ but after true knowledge had come to them, through mutual envy. Verily, thy Lord will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that wherein they differed.
45:18 Then WE set thee on a clear path concerning the Affair; so follow it, and follow not the vain desires of those who do not know.
45:19 Verily, they will not avail thee aught against ALLAH. Surely, the wrongdoers are friends, one of another; but ALLAH is the friend of the righteous.
45:20 This Book contains clear evidences for mankind and is a guidance and a mercy for a people who possess firm faith.
45:21 Do those who commit evil deeds imagine that WE shall make them like those who believe and do righteous deeds, so that their life and their death shall be equal? Evil, indeed, is what they judge.
45:22 And ALLAH has created the heavens and the earth in accordance with an eternal law, so that every soul may be requited for that which it earns; and they shall not be wronged.
45:23 Hast thou considered the case of him who has taken his own low desire for his god, and whom ALLAH has adjudged as having gone astray on the basis of HIS perfect knowledge, and whose ears and whose heart HE has sealed up, and on whose eyes HE has put a covering. Who, then, will guide him after ALLAH has so decreed concerning him? Will you not then take heed?
45:24 And they say, `There is nothing for us but this our present life; we die and we live; and nothing but time destroys us.' But they have no real knowledge of it; they do nothing but conjecture.
45:25 And when Our clear Signs are recited unto them, their only contention is that they say, `Bring back our fathers, if you are truthful.'
45:26 Say, `It is ALLAH Who gives you life, then causes you to die; then HE will gather you together unto the Day of Resurrection about which there is no doubt. But most men do not know.
45:27 To ALLAH belongs the Kingdom of the heavens and the earth; and on the day when the Hour shall come, on that day those who follow falsehood shall be the losers.
45:28 And thou wilt see every people on their knees. Every people will be summoned to its Book, and it shall be said to them, `This day shall you be requited for that which you did.
45:29 This is Our Book; it speaks against you with truth. WE caused all that you did to be fully recorded.'
45:30 Now as for those who believed and did righteous deeds, their Lord will admit them into HIS mercy. That is the manifest achievement.
45:31 But as to those who disbelieved, it will be said to them, `Were not MY Signs recited unto you? You were arrogant and were a guilty people.
45:32 `And when it was said to you, `The promise of ALLAH is certainly true, and as to the Hour, there is no doubt about its coming,' you said, `We know not what the Hour is; we think it to be nothing but a conjecture, and we have no certainty concerning it.'
45:33 And the evil consequences of their deeds will become apparent to them, and that which they used to mock at shall encompass them.
45:34 And it will be said to them, `This day shall WE abandon you without help, even as you forgot the meeting of this your day. And your resort is the Fire, and you will have no helpers;
45:35 `This is so, because you made a jest of the Signs of ALLAH, and the life of the world deceived you.' Therefore that day they will not be taken out of it, nor will they be taken back into favour.
45:36 All praise, then, belongs to ALLAH, Lord of the heavens and Lord of the earth, Lord of all the worlds.
45:37 And HE is the Majesty in the heavens and the earth, and HE is the Mighty, the Wise.


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