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al-Jathiyah (The Kneeling, Crouching)
as rendered by Bilal Muhammad 2018
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A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018) rendition of Surah The Kneeling, Crouching(al-Jathiyah)
45:1 Haa, Miim.
45:2 The revelation of the Book is from God, the Exalted in Power, Full of Wisdom.
45:3 Indeed in the heavens and the earth are signs for those who believe.
45:4 And in the creation of yourselves, and the fact that animals are scattered through the earth, are signs for those of assured faith.
45:5 And in the alternation of night and day, and the fact that God sends down sustenance from the sky, and revives the earth with it after its death. And in the change of the winds, are signs for those who are wise.
45:6 Such are the signs of God which We rehearse to you in truth, and then in what hadith will they believe in after rejecting God and His signs?
45:7 Woe to each harmful liar.
45:8 He hears the signs of God rehearsed to him, yet is obstinate and arrogant, as if he had not heard them. Then announce to him a terrible penalty.
45:9 And when he learns something of Our signs, he takes them without regard, for them there will be a crushing penalty.
45:10 In front of them is hell, and of no profit to them is anything that they may have earned, nor is any protectors they may have taken for themselves besides God, for them is a tremendous penalty.
45:11 This is guidance. And for those who reject the signs of their Lord, is a punishingly, painful penalty.
45:12 It is God Who has subjected the sea to you, that ships may sail through it by His command, that you may seek of his bounty, and that you may be grateful.
45:13 And He has subjected to you, from Himself, all that is in the heavens and on earth. Behold, indeed in that are signs for those who reflect.
45:14 Tell those who believe, to forgive those who do not look forward to the days of God. It is for Him to reward each people according to what they have earned.
45:15 If anyone does a righteous deed, it is surely to the benefit of their soul. If they does wrong, it works against their soul. In the end, you will all be brought back to your Lord.
45:16 We granted to the Children of Israel the Book, and the Wisdom, and the prophetic office. We gave them for sustenance, things good and pure, and We favored them above the nations.
45:17 And We granted them clear signs in all affairs. It was only after knowledge had been granted to them that they fell into disagreements through insolent envy among themselves. Indeed your Lord will judge between them on the Day of Accountability, as to those matters in which they had differences.
45:18 Then We put you in the best way of life. So follow that way, and do not follow the desires of those who know not.
45:19 They will be of no use to you in the sight of God, it is only wrongdoers who stand as protectors, one to another, but God is the Protector of the righteous.
45:20 This is clear evidences to humanity, and a guidance and mercy to those of assured faith.
45:21 What, do those who seek corrupt ways think that We will hold them equal with those who believe and do righteous deeds, equal will be their life and their death? Wrong is their judgment.
45:22 God created the heavens and the earth for just ends, and in order that each soul may find the reward of what it has earned, and none of them will be wronged.
45:23 Then do you see the one who takes as his god his own vain desire? God has, knowing him as such, left him astray, and sealed his hearing and his heart, and put a veil on his sight. Who then will guide him after God? Will you not then receive advice?
45:24 And they say, “What is there other than our life in the present? We will die and we live, and nothing but time can destroy us.” But of that, they do not know. They only theorize.
45:25 And when Our clear signs are rehearsed to them, their argument is nothing but this, they say, “Bring back our ancestors, if what you say is true.”
45:26 Say, “It is God Who gives you life, then gives you death, then He will gather you together for the Day of Accountability, about which there is no doubt.” But most people do not understand.
45:27 To God belongs the control of the heavens and the earth, and the day that the Hour of Judgment is established, that day will the liars perish.
45:28 And you will see every community bowing on knee. Every community will be called to its record, “This day will you be rewarded for all that you did.
45:29 “This, Our record, speaks about you with truth, for We put on record all that you did.”
45:30 Then, as to those who believed and did righteous deeds, their Lord will admit them to His mercy, and that will be the achievement for all to see.
45:31 But as for those who rejected God, to them it will be said, “Were not Our signs rehearsed to you? But you were arrogant, and were a people given to harmful deeds.
45:32 “And when it was said that the promise of God was true, and that as for the Hour, there was no doubt about its coming, you used to say, ‘We do not know what the Hour is. We only think it is a theory, and we have no firm assurance.’ ”
45:33 Then will appear to them the harmfulness of what they did, and they will be completely encircled by that which they used to mock.
45:34 It will also be said, “This day We will ignore you as you ignored the meeting of this day of yours, and your abode is the fire, and you have no helpers.
45:35 “This is because you used to take the signs of God without regard, and the life of the world deceived you.” Therefore, on that day, they will not be taken out, nor will they be taken into grace.
45:36 Then praise God, Lord of the heavens, and Lord of the earth, Lord of all the worlds.
45:37 To Him is glory throughout the heavens and the earth, and He is Exalted in Power, Full of Wisdom. 37 (End of Part 25)


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