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al-Hadid (The Iron)
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The Study Quran rendition of Surah The Iron(al-Hadid)
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57:1 Whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth glorifies God, and He is the Mighty, the Wise.
57:2 Unto Him belongs sovereignty over the heavens and the earth. He gives life and causes death, and He is Powerful over all things.
57:3 He is the First, and the Last, and the Outward, and the Inward; and He is Knower of all things.
57:4 He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in six days. Then He mounted the Throne. He knows that which enters the earth and that which issues therefrom, that which descends from Heaven and that which ascends thereto. He is with you wheresoever you are, and God sees whatsoever you do.
57:5 Unto Him belongs sovereignty over the heavens and the earth, and unto God are all matters returned.
57:6 He makes the night pass into the day and makes the day pass into the night, and He knows what lies within breasts.
57:7 Believe in God and His Messenger and spend from that over which He has appointed you as trustees. For those of you who believe and spend, theirs shall be a great reward.
57:8 How is it that you believe not in God when the Messenger calls you to believe in your Lord—and He has indeed made a covenant with you—if you are believers?
57:9 He it is Who sends down clear signs upon His servant to bring you out of darkness into light, and truly God is Kind and Merciful unto you.
57:10 And how is it that you do not spend in the way of God when unto God belongs the inheritance of the heavens and the earth. Not equal among you are those who spent and fought before the victory. They are greater in rank than those who spend and fight afterwards; yet God has promised unto each that which is most beautiful, and God is Aware of whatsoever you do.
57:11 Who is it that will lend unto God a goodly loan? He will multiply it for him, and his shall be a generous reward.
57:12 On the Day when you see the believing men and the believing women with their light spreading before them and on their right, “Glad tidings unto you this Day: Gardens with rivers running below, therein to abide. That is the great triumph.”
57:13 On the Day when the hypocrites, men and women, will say to those who believe, “Wait for us that we may borrow from your light,” it will be said, “Turn back and seek a light!” Thereupon a wall with a gate will be set down between them, the inner side of which contains mercy, and on the outer side of which lies punishment.
57:14 They will call unto them, “Were we not with you?” They reply, “Indeed! But you tempted yourselves, bided your time, and doubted; and false hopes deluded you till the Command of God came, and the Deluder deluded you concerning God.
57:15 So this day no ransom shall be taken from you, or from those who disbelieved.” Your refuge shall be the Fire; it shall be your master. What an evil journey’s end!
57:16 Has not the time come for those who believe for their hearts to be humbled to the remembrance of God and the truth that has come down, and to be not like those who were given the Book aforetime? But the span of time was too long for them, such that their hearts hardened and many of them are iniquitous.
57:17 Know that God revives the earth after its death. We have indeed made the signs clear for you, that haply you may understand.
57:18 Truly men who give in charity and women who give in charity and lend unto God a goodly loan, it will be multiplied for them, and theirs shall be a generous reward.
57:19 And those who believe in God and His messengers—it is they who are truthful and are witnesses before their Lord. They have their reward and their light. And those who disbelieve and deny Our signs, they are the inhabitants of Hellfire.
57:20 Know that the life of this world is but play, diversion, ornament, mutual boasting among you, and vying for increase in property and children—the likeness of a rain whose vegetation impresses the farmers; then it withers such that you see it turn yellow; then it becomes chaff. And in the Hereafter there shall be severe punishment, forgiveness from God, and contentment, and the life of this world is naught but the enjoyment of delusion.
57:21 Race unto forgiveness from your Lord and to a garden whose breadth is as the breadth of Heaven and earth, prepared for those who believe in God and His messengers. That is the Bounty of God, which He gives to whomsoever He will, and God is Possessed of Tremendous Bounty.
57:22 No misfortune befalls the earth nor yourselves, save that it is in a Book before We bring it forth—truly that is easy for God—
57:23 that you not despair over what has passed you by, nor exult in that which He has given unto you. And God loves not any vainglorious boaster,
57:24 those who are miserly and enjoin people to be miserly. Yet whosoever turns away, truly God, He is the Self-Sufficient, the Praised.
57:25 We have indeed sent Our messengers with clear proofs, and We sent down the Book and the Balance with them, that the people would uphold justice. And We sent down iron, wherein are great might and benefits for mankind, and so that God may know those who will help Him and His messengers unseen. Truly God is Strong, Mighty.
57:26 And indeed We sent Noah and Abraham and established prophethood and the Book among their progeny. And among them is he who is rightly guided; yet many of them are iniquitous.
57:27 Then We sent Our messengers to follow in their footsteps, and We sent Jesus son of Mary, and We gave him the Gospel and placed kindness and mercy in the hearts of those who follow him. And monasticism they invented—We did not ordain it for them—only to seek God’s Contentment. Yet they did not observe it with proper observance. So We gave those of them who believed their reward, yet many of them are iniquitous.
57:28 O you who believe! Reverence God and believe in His Messenger; He will give you a twofold portion of His Mercy, make a light for you by which you may walk, and forgive you—and God is Forgiving, Merciful—
57:29 such that the People of the Book may know that they have no power over any of God’s Bounty, and that the Bounty is in God’s Hand; He gives it unto whomsoever He will; and God is Possessed of Tremendous Bounty.


   


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