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al-Jumu`ah (The Congregation, Friday, The Day of Congregation)
as rendered by Amatul Rahman Omar
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Amatul Rahman Omar rendition of Surah The Congregation, Friday, The Day of Congregation(al-Jumu`ah)
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62:1 Whatever that lies in the heavens and whatever that lies in the earth glorifies Allah, the Supreme Sovereign, the Holy, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.
62:2 He it is Who has raised among the Arabs a grand Messenger (who hails) from among themselves, who recites to them His revelations to rid them of their impurities and teaches them the Book and Wisdom, though before (the advent of the Prophet) they were steeped in error which disconnected (them from God).
62:3 And (He will raise this Prophet among) others of them (their brethren) who have not yet joined them. And He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.
62:4 This is Allah's grace. He bestows it on whom He pleases. And Allah is the Lord of immense Grace.
62:5 The case of those who were charged to observe (the law of) Torah but did not carry out (its commandments in its true spirit), is like the case of a donkey that carries (a load of) volumes (of Books; he neither understands them nor gathers any advantage from them). Wretched is the case of the people who cry lies to the Message of Allah. And Allah guides no unjust people to success.
62:6 Say, `O you who stand on judaism! if you claim that you are the favourites of Allah to the exclusion of all other peoples, then, if what you claim be true, express your wish (in prayer-contest) for death (either invoking it on yourselves if you are on falsehood or on me in case you think me an impostor).'
62:7 But they will never wish for it (- the death) because of (the sinful deeds) their hands have sent forward. And Allah is fully Aware of the wrongdoers.
62:8 Say, `The death from which you flee is sure to overtake you. Then you will be brought before the Knower of the unseen and the seen, and He will inform you of the truth about all that you had been doing.'
62:9 O you who believe! when the call is made for (the Congregational) Prayer on friday then hasten to extol the name of Allah and leave off all business. That is best for you if you only knew.
62:10 And when the Prayer is finished, disperse in the land and seek Allah's grace and bounty (and restart your business), and go on remembering Allah much that you may achieve an all-round success.
62:11 But (Prophet!) when some people see some merchandise or any form of amusement, they run for it and leave you standing (on the pulpit), say, `That (reward of worshipping Allah) which Allah has (for you) is far better than any amusement or merchandise, and Allah is the Best of Providers.


   


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