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Dr. Kamal Omar




al-A`raf (The Heights, The Elevated Places)
as rendered by Dr. Kamal Omar
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Dr. Kamal Omar rendition of Surah The Heights, The Elevated Places(al-A`raf)
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7:1 A.L.M.S.
7:2 Kitab is delivered to you, so there (must) not be in your chest a burden therewith. (It is done) so that you may give warnings (to people) thereby, and (it may function as) Zikrah unto the Believers.
7:3 Follow that what is delivered to you from your Nourisher-Sustainer and do not follow ‘auliya’ besides Him. Very little (it is) what you are reminded with, or remind others.
7:4 And so many out of the habitations We destroyed them — so Our punishment came to them by night or (while) they are those who are tahead of state rest in afternoon.
7:5 Then their cry was not — when Our punishment came to them — except that they said: “Definitely, we had been transgressors.”
7:6 Then surely, We shall question those, (the Messengers) have been sent towards them and verily We shall question those who were sent (as Messengers).
7:7 Then surely, We shall narrate (their response) unto them on the basis of knowledge and We are not (like) those who remain absent (on the sites of incidents).
7:8 And the weighing (of deeds) on this Day (of Resurrection) is a Reality. So whoever: his weights (for good deeds) became heavy, so those people — they very ones (shall be) the successful ones.
7:9 An whoever: his weights (of good deeds) became very light, so they are those who brought loss for their selves because they had been behaving with Our Ayaat as transgressors.
7:10 And surely, We established you people on earth and We arranged for you therein all sorts of provisions. Very little it is that you give thanks.
7:11 And surely, We created you people, as also We gave you a definite appearance, then We told the angels: "Prostrate (to Me) for Adam." So they prostrated except Iblis. He did not become out of those who were submitters.
7:12 (Allah) said: “What prevented you (O Iblis) that you did not prostrate when I commanded you?” (Iblis) said, “I am superior to him since you created me out of fire while you created him out of clay.”
7:13 (Allah) said: “Get you out from this (place). Further, it is not for you that you indulge in arrogance over here. Get you out. Definitely you are out of those who are low (as such are the ones who boast on their genealogical links to hide their personal weaknesses).”
7:14 (Iblis) said: “Allow me respite till the Day they are raised up (in Resurrection).”
7:15 (Allah) said: “Definitely you are out of those who are given respite.”
7:16 (Iblis) said: “Since You have declared me astray, surely I will block for them Your Permanent Path.
7:17 Further on, surely I will approach them from before them and from behind them and from their right sides and from their left sides, and You will not find the majority of them as thankful ones (hence they will not properly obey You).”
7:18 (Allah) said: “Get out from this (place) disgraced and expelled. Surely whoever obeyed you out of them, (then) surely I will fill Hell out of you all.
7:19 And O Adam! Dwell you and your consort in the orchard, so both of you eat from where you two desired and both of you must not approach this particular tree, otherwise you both become out of the transgressors.”
7:20 Then Satan whispered undesirable suggestions to them both, so that he may uncover over them what was kept hidden to both of them out of the bodies of these two. And (Satan) said: “The Nourisher-Sustainer of you two has not stopped you two from this particular tree except that you two be two angels or you two be of those who are immortals.”
7:21 And he took an oath before those two (saying): “Verily, I am to you twain, without any doubt, out of those who give constructive advice.”
7:22 So he bewitched them both with deceptive (and imaginary ideas). So when the twain tasted the particular tree, the bodies of those two became in view to both of them and both of them began: both of them start covering over both of themselves out of the (huge-sized) leaf of the orchard. And the Nourisher-Sustainer of these two called out both of them: “Did I not stop you both from this particular tree and I tell you both: Verily, the Satan is an open enemy to you both?”
7:23 Both said: “Our Nourisher-Sustainer! We have transgressed against ourselves. And if You do not bestow forgiveness for us and bestow not upon us Mercy, surely we shall become out of the losers.”
7:24 (Allah) said: “Shift, you people. Some of you to some (others, are) enemy. And for you, on earth, (is) a place for settlement and also provisions — for a term appointed.”
7:25 (Allah also) said: “Herein you shall be living, and herein you shall die, and out of this you shall be brought out (alive on the Day of Resurrection).”
7:26 O Bani Adam! Definitely We have provided for you dress (clothing or raiment). It makes a covering to your bodies and (acts as) a beautifying (adornment); and a raiment of Taqwa: that is superior (to all other dresses). This (i.e., availability of dresses for human creation) is out of the Signs of Allah so that they may be reminded and they may remind (others).
7:27 O Bani Adam! Let not Satan put you to test as he took out your parents from the orchard. He removes from both of them the clothing of both of them so that he may expose over both of them the bodies of the twain. Definitely he (i.e., the Satan) keeps a watch over you — he as well as his tribe, — from where you do not see them. Verily, We have appointed (these) Satans as ‘auliya’ for those who do not Believe (in Al-Kitab);
7:28 and when they committed a Fahisha they said: “We found, indulging in it our fathers (i.e., ancestors) and Allah has commanded us for it.” Say: “Definitely, Allah does not command of Fahshai. Do you say about Allah which you know not?”
7:29 Say: “My Nourisher-Sustainer has given command based on justice." And establish your attentions at all mosques and invoke Him (Alone) acting as those who are pure and sincere to Him in (the matters of) Religion. As He initiated you (in this world as your first life-span, so) you will appear again (for the life-span in the Hereafter).
7:30 A group He has guided and (another) group: ' ignorance and straying ' is proved against them. They picked up Satans as (their) ‘auliya’ instead of Allah, and they assess that they are guided ones.
7:31 O Bani Adam! Carefully adopt your decency (in your hygiene, adornment and dress and general get-up of your personality and figure) at all mosques, and eat and drink and commit not extravagance. Certainly He does not like those who indulge in extravagance.
7:32 Ask: “Who has declared haram adoration made available by Allah which He provided for His Ibad and At-Tayyibat out of the provisions?” Tell (the people). “These items are meant for those who have Believed — in the life of this world (and) exclusively (for them since) the Day of Resurrection.” Thus We give details to the Ayaat for the nation who know.
7:33 Say: “Definitely it is (that) my Nourisher-Sustainer has declared Haram (prohibited and banned) Al-Fawahish what became evident thereof and whatever remained out of view, and also Al-Ism (evil and sin), and Al-Bigha (breahead of state the limits in rebellion) — without right; and that you may indulge in Shirk with Allah — that, He has not provided for it any basis, and that you may utter about Allah which you (yourself) do not know.
7:34 And for every Ummah is (allotted) a specified term. So when (the end) of their terms has approached — they delay not a moment and they do not advance (the approach of the end).
7:35 O Bani Adam! If it happens that there come to you Messengers, from amongst you (who may be physically present amongst you, or you come across their personalities in the Text of Al-Kitab), narrating over you My Ayaat, then whosoever paid obedience (to My Ayaat) and reformed (his beliefs, concepts, actions and practices), then there is no fear for them and nor they shall grieve (in depression and anxiety).
7:36 And those (who even now) rejected Our Ayaat and became arrogant to them, they are companions of the Fire. They shall be dwellers therein.
7:37 And who is more unjust than that who invented against Allah a lie or belied His Ayaat? They are (those whom) shall reach their share from Al-Kitab (i.e., the punishments and recompense as explained in this Guide-Book) until when reached them Our messengers (and) they implement wafat (death) over them, (these angel-messengers) said: “Where are those whom you used to invoke besides Allah?” (The dying ones) said: “They have deserted us.” And (thus) they gave evidence against their ownselves that they were disbelievers.
7:38 (Allah) said: “Enter you among (the company of the) Umam who definitely went before you — out of Jinn and mankind — in (Hell-) Fire. Every time an ummah entered (Hell-Fire) it cursed her sister (community), until when they settled therein — altogether, the latter of them said for their earlier one: “Our Nourisher-Sustainer! These very ones made us astray. So provide them more severe punishment out of the Fire.” (Allah) said: “To all (of you it is) more severe but you do not know.”
7:39 And the earlier of them said to the latter among them: “So there is not for you, over us, out of a grace. So taste the punishment for what you had been earning (through your evil deeds and concepts).”
7:40 Certainly those who belied Our Ayaat and became arrogant to them: shall not be opened to them the gates of the Heaven, and they shall not enter Paradise until the camel goes through the eye of the needle. And thus do We reward Mujrimun.
7:41 For them is a bed of Hell-Fire as well as the shades over them. And thus do We reward the Zalimun.
7:42 And those who have Believed and have done righteous deeds — We tax not any Nafs except to her capacity — these are the companions of Paradise. They shall be dwellers therein.
7:43 And We removed what (was) in their breasts (i.e., in their hearts) as ghill, rivers run and flow underneath them and they said: “Selective Praise suits (Only) Allah, Who has guided us for this. And it was not (for) us that we could have become guided (of our own) were it not that Allah had guided us. Indeed, the Messengers of Our Nourisher-Sustainer did come with Al-Haqq. And an announcement was made to them that: “This is the Paradise which you have inherited for what you used to do (in your deeds, concepts and behaviour).”
7:44 And the companions of Paradise called out the companions of the Fire thus: “Indeed, We have found true what our Nourisher-Sustainer had promised us. So have you (also) found true what your Nourisher-Sustainer promised you?” They said: “Yes.” So interrupted an announcer between them, thus: “Be curse of Allah on the Zalimun,
7:45 those who hinder from the Way of Allah and seek crookedness against it and they are disbelievers regarding the Hereafter.”
7:46 And between those two groups there will be a barrier-screen and on Al-A’raf will be men: they recognise all by their marks (of submission to Al-Kitab). And they called out to the (would be) companions of Paradise thus: “Salamun Alaikum (Peace and tranquility be over you).” They (who are greeted thus) have not (yet) entered this (Paradise) but they desire (it on the basis of the Faith and deeds).
7:47 And when their eyes were made to turn in the direction of the (would be) companions of the Fire, they said: “Our Nourisher-Sustainer! Do not place us with the nation of transgressors.”
7:48 And those (available, seated or posted) at Al-A’raf called out to men whom they recognise by their marks (of neglect and arrogance to Al-Kitab). They said: “Your partymen became of no benefit to you and (also) whatever you had been doing in arrogance.
7:49 Are these people those of whom you swore that Allah shall not reach them with Mercy? Enter you people in Paradise. There is no fear on you and nor shall you grieve (in depression or anxiety).”
7:50 And the dwellers of the Fire called out to the dwellers of Paradise thus: “Pour on us some of the water or out of what Allah has given you as providence.” They (i.e., the dwellers in Paradise) said: “Certainly Allah has banned those two over the disbelievers”
7:51 Those who took their religion as amusement and sport and the life of this world bewitched them — so this Day We shall forget them in the same way as they forgot their meeting (of) this Day, and what they were arguing arrogantly against Our Ayaat.
7:52 And certainly We came to them with Kitab — We have made it fully detailed with knowledge — Hudah and Rahmah for the nation who Believe.
7:53 Do they await only its (i.e., the Holy Book’s) final outcome? The Day, comes its final outcome (i.e., the Events of Resurrection and Accountability), those who forgot it since before will say: “Indeed, the Messengers of our Nourisher-Sustainer did come with Al-Haqq, so is there for us any out of the intercessors so they might intercede on our behalf? Or could we be sent back (to further pass the life in the world) so that we might act (quite) differently to that which we used to do?” Verily, they lost against their selves and has gone away from them what they had been fabricating (in the name of Allah or Religion).
7:54 Indeed your Nourisher-Sustainer is Allah Who created the heavens and the earth in six aeons, then He set (Himself) on the Throne (i.e., established His Rule). He brings the night as a covering over the day, it covers over it rapidly. And (He created) the sun and the moon and the stars completely under control, subject to His Command. Beware! The creation as well as the commandment belongs to Him. Blessed became (the Name of) Allah, the Nourisher-Sustainer to the worlds.
7:55 Invoke your Nourisher-Sustainer in humility and in secrecy. Indeed, He does not like the unjust.
7:56 And do not do mischief on the earth after its reformation and cleansing, and invoke Him in fear and hope. Surely, Allah’s Mercy is (very) near to those who do good in perfection.
7:57 And it is He who sends the winds as a good sign between the two hands of His Mercy (i.e., heralding the approach of His Mercy in the form of rains or improvement in weather) — till when they carried cloud, becoming heavy (due to excessive amount of water), We moved it to a habitation (appearing) dead (due to long absence of rains), then We delivered through it (rain-) water; then We brought forth therewith all kinds of fruits. In this (very way) We shall bring forth (i.e., revive) the dead (on the Day of Resurrection), per chance you may be reminded and may remind others.
7:58 And an ideal land: grows out its vegetation with the permission of its Nourisher-Sustainer, and that which remained infertile: does not grow out (any thing) except negligible in amount and inferior in quality. In this way We scatter the Ayaat for a nation who give thanks.
7:59 Indeed, We sent Nuh to his nation. So he said: “O my nation! Pay obedience to Allah. (There is) not for you another god besides Him. Certainly I fear for you the torment of a great day.”
7:60 The leaders of his nation said: “Verily, we see you in manifest error.”
7:61 He said: “O my nation! (There exists) no error with me, but I am a Messenger from the Nourisher-Sustainer of the worlds.
7:62 I propagate unto you the Messages of my Nourisher-Sustainer and provide you sincere advice. And I know from Allah which you do not know.
7:63 And did you wonder that there has come to you Zikr from your Nourisher-Sustainer through an adult male amongst you, so that He may warn you, and so that you may pay obedience and per chance you may be showered Mercy?”
7:64 But they belied him, so We saved him and those with him in the Ark and We drowned those who belied Our Ayaat. Surely they were a nation of a people who stood blind (to the contents of Al-Kitab).
7:65 And to ’Ad (this is the title of an Arab nation), their brother Hud (was sent as the Messenger). He said: “O my nation! Pay obedience to Allah. (There is) not for you any god other than He. So won’t you pay obedience?”
7:66 The leaders of those who disbelieved among his nation said: “Surely we see you in foolishness, and verily we regard you of those who are liars.”
7:67 (Hud) said: “O my nation! There is not in me (any) foolishness, but I am a Messenger from the Nourisher-Sustainer to the worlds.
7:68 I propagate unto you the Messages of my Nourisher-Sustainer and I am to you an adviser — fully trustworthy.
7:69 And did you wonder that there has come to you Zikr from your Nourisher-Sustainer through an adult male amongst you, so that He may warn you? And bring to mind when He appointed you settling-successors after Nuh’s nation and increased you in stature amply. So bring to mind the graces of Allah, per chance you may attain success.”
7:70 They said: “Have you come to us that we obey Allah, Him Alone, and we forsake what our fathers used to obey? So come to us with what you promised us if you are out of those who speak the truth.”
7:71 (Hud) said: “Surely, has descended over you from your Nourisher-Sustainer Rijs and Ghazab. Do you make arguments with me in favour of (imaginary) titles, that which you (yourselves) have named — you and your fathers? Allah did not send with such (personalities) any of the authority. Then wait, surely I am along with you, out of those, who are waiting."
7:72 So We saved him and those with him in Mercy from Us and We cut off the root of those who belied Our Ayaat and they were not Believers.
7:73 And to Samud (this is the title of an Arab nation) their brother Salih (was sent as the Messenger). He said: “O my nation! Pay obedience to Allah. (There is) not for you any god other than He. Surely Bayyinah has come to you from your Nourisher-Sustainer. This she-camel from Allah is a Sign unto you. So you leave her (at liberty). She will graze in Allah’s earth, and touch her not with (any) harm otherwise a painful torment shall seize you (all).
7:74 And bring to mind when He appointed you settling-successors after ’Ad (this is the title of the predecessor-nation) and established you on the land. You raise on its plains palaces and carve out the mountains as homes. So bring to mind the graces of Allah and do not roam about the earth as mischief mongers.”
7:75 The leaders of those who behaved in arrogance in his nation said to those who were regarded weak — to such who had Believed amongst them: “Do you regard that Salih is one sent from his Nourisher-Sustainer?” They (in reply) said: “We indeed are Believers in that with which he has been sent.”
7:76 Said those who behaved in arrogance: “Verily, we are disbelievers in that wherein you have Believed.”
7:77 Then they made the she-camel incapacitated (mahead of state her incapable to move in search of food or drink) and they insolently defied the Commandment of their Nourisher-Sustainer and (very defiantly) called out: “O Salih! Approach us with that which you promised us if you are out of those who are sent (as Messengers).”
7:78 So the earthquake seized them and they faced the morning in their houses as those who are lying dead (on the ground).
7:79 So (Salih) bypassed them and said: “O my nation! I have indeed conveyed to you the Message of my Nourisher-Sustainer and gave you sincere advice but you people do not like those who give sincere advice.”
7:80 And (bring to mind) Lout, when he said to his nation: “Do you indulge in Fahisha? None has preceded you in this throughout the worlds.
7:81 Verily, you definitely approach male-adults in sexual lust instead of female-adults. Nay, you are a nation of those transgressing beyond bounds.”
7:82 And (there) was not an answer from his nation except that they said: “Drive them out from your town, indeed they are humans who stick to piety.”
7:83 So We saved him and his family-members, except his wife; she became of those who were overwhelmed in dust and debris.
7:84 And We showered on them a shower (of stones specified for the purpose). Then ponder, what became the final end of the Mujrimun.
7:85 And to (the residents of) Madyan (We sent) their brother Shu’aib. He said: “O my nation! Pay obedience to Allah. There is not for you any as god other than He. Definitely has come to you Bayyinah from your Nourisher-Sustainer. So fulfill (honestly) the weight and the measure and do not deceive the people in their items (purchased), and do not make mischief on the land after its reformation and cleansing. This will be better for you provided you are Believers.
7:86 And do not sit on all approaches (to block them). You threaten and hinder from the Path of Allah whoever has Believed in Him. And you seek against this (Path) crookedness. And bring to mind when you were very few, then He increased you (in number), and ponder what became the final end of the Mufsidun.
7:87 And if there happens to be a group from amongst you who have Believed in that with which I have been sent, and a group who have not Believed: so be patient until Allah takes decision between us, and He is the Best of judges."
7:88 The leaders who behaved in arrogance amongst his nation said: “We shall certainly drive you out, O Shu’aib, and those who have Believed in association to you, from our town, or else you (all) shall return back in our grouping.” (Shu’aib) said: “Even though we had been those who feel repulsion?
7:89 Definitely, We invented a lie against Allah if we (ever) entered back in your grouping after when Allah has rescued us from that. And it does not suit us that we return to it except that Allah, our Nourisher-Sustainer desires (some other outlet). Our Nourisher-Sustainer became Fully Comprehensive in knowledge for all things. In Allah we have put our trust. Our Nourisher-Sustainer! Judge between us and between our nation in justice. And You are the Best of the judges.”
7:90 And the chiefs of those who disbelieved among his nation said: “If you followed Shu’aib, be sure, you then become the losers.”
7:91 So the earthquake seized them, so they faced the morning in their houses as those who are lying dead (on the ground).
7:92 Those who belied Shu’aib, (appeared) as if they never lived therein. Those who belied Shu’aib, became — they very ones as the losers.
7:93 Then he (Shu’aib) bypassed them and said: “O my nation! Certainly I conveyed to you the Messages of my Nourisher-Sustainer and gave you sincere advice. Then how I feel sorry for the nation of disbelievers.”
7:94 And We sent not unto any town from (the category of) a Prophet — except (when) We had involved its people in sufferings and calamities (due to their open indifference to the teachings in Al-Kitab) — so that they may show humility (to the Divine Message).
7:95 Then (when inspite of this they did not reform themselves) We set luxury in place of difficulty until every thing went forth much beyond their needs and they said: “Surely the suffering and luxury touched our fathers too (so there remains no need to take a turn to the Book of Allah).” Then We seized them without any additional warning in a manner they will perceive not.”
7:96 And had the people of (these) towns Believed and showed obedience (to the Word of God) surely We would have opened over them blessings from the direction of the sky and the earth, but they belied. So We seized them because of that which they used to earn.
7:97 Did then, feel secure, the people of the towns, that comes to them Our Punishment by night while they are asleep?
7:98 And, or did, feel secure, the people of the towns, that comes to them Our Punishment in the forenoon while they play?
7:99 Did, then, they feel secure against the plan of Allah? So, does not feel secure from the plan of Allah except the nation who stand lost.
7:100 Does it not become clear to the people who inherit the earth in succession from its (previous) possessors, that had We wish(ed) We (would have) punished them for their sins. And We seal up their hearts so they shall not hear.
7:101 These had been the towns — We narrate unto you out of their news. And definitely, came to them their Messengers with Al-Bayyinat. So they were not (such) that they may Believe which they declared as false, before. Thus Allah puts a seal over the hearts of the disbelievers.
7:102 And We did not find for the majority of them (regard for observing) any portion of the covenant. And indeed, We found majority of them disobedient and rebellious.
7:103 Then We brought after them Musa with Our Signs to Fir’aun and his chiefs but they transgressed against it. So ponder what was the final-end of the mischief-mongers.
7:104 And Musa said: “O Fir’aun (Pharaoh)! I am a Messenger from the Nourisher-Sustainer of the worlds.
7:105 (It is) binding on me that I may not utter about Allah except Al-Haqq. Indeed I have come to you with Bayyinah from your Nourisher-Sustainer, so let the Bani Israiel depart in my company.”
7:106 (Firaun) said: “If you are: you have come with a sign — so come with it, if you are out of those who speak the truth.”
7:107 Then (Musa) kept his rod (on the floor), so instantaneously it is a serpent, manifest!
7:108 And he drew his hand, so instantaneously it is white for the beholders.
7:109 Said the chiefs (chosen) from the nation of Firaun: “Indeed this one is surely an expert magician.
7:110 He intends that he may drive you out from your land, so what it is you advise?”
7:111 They said: “Give him respite and (to) his brother (also), and send forth collectors to the cities.
7:112 These (collectors) shall come (back) to you with the entire expert magician (-force, available in the country)."
7:113 And the magicians came to Fir’aun (and) said: “Indeed, for us (is) a definite reward provided we become the victors?”
7:114 (Fir’aun) said: “Yes (definitely), and surely you become out of those who are nearest (to me).”
7:115 (The magicians) said: “O Musa! Is it that you throw (first) or is it that we become, we, as those who throw (their material first)?”
7:116 (Musa) said: “Throw you (first).” So when they threw (their items), they bewitched the eyes of the people, and they struck terror into them and they came with a magnificent magic.
7:117 And We inspired towards Musa that: “Throw your rod.” So instantaneously it neutralises what they were falsely exhibiting.
7:118 So the Truth was established, and became fake what they were doing.
7:119 So they were defeated then and there and the people dispersed, feeling disgraced.
7:120 And the magicians were made to bow down as those who prostrate in adoration.
7:121 They said: “We have developed Faith and Belief in the Nourisher-Sustainer of the worlds.
7:122 The Nourisher-Sustainer of Musa and Harun!”
7:123 Firaun said: “Have you developed Faith in Him (even) before that I gave permission to you? Surely this is a plot which you have hatched in the city so that you may drive out from it its rightful residents, so very soon you will come to know (about my retaliation).
7:124 Surely, I will cut off your hands and your legs from opposite (sides); further on, I will surely put you on the stakes (and crucify you) altogether.”
7:125 They said: “Verily, to our Nourisher-Sustainer (we become) those who return.
7:126 And you do not take vengeance against us except that we developed Faith in the Signs of our Nourisher-Sustainer as and when (these signs) came to us. Our Nourisher-Sustainer! Pour on us perseverance in patience and cause us to die as Muslims.”
7:127 And said the chiefs of the nation of Fir’aun: “Will you leave Musa and his nation that they may spread mischief in the land and he may abandon you and your gods?” (Fir’aun) said: “Soon we will kill their sons and let live their women and surely we, over them, are irresistible ones (in power and military force).”
7:128 Said Musa to his nation: “Invoke assistance in Allah and be patient with perseverance. Definitely the earth belongs to Allah. He allots it in inheritance whom He thinks proper among His Ibad. And the final end (goes) in favour of the righteous ones."
7:129 They said: “We were put to sufferings before you came to us and (even) afterwards as you came to us.” (Musa) said: “It is expected of your Nourisher-Sustainer that He destroys your enemy and make you settling successors on earth (and) then watch how you act upon.”
7:130 And indeed, We involved the followers of Fir’aun with years (of drought) and decreased flow of fruits so that they might be reminded (towards the Book of Allah) and they might remind others (to it).
7:131 Then as came to them the relief (from this period of test) they said: “(The credit) of this goes to us and if an evil afflicts them they regard (it) as an evil-effect associated with Musa and those with him. Behold! Surely, whatever (is) evil-omen to them, is stored with Allah (and He allows its appearance as a punishment and as a trial).
7:132 And they said: “Whatever you may come to us with, in the form of a sign, that you may bewitch us therewith — so we are not (becoming) believers for your sake.”
7:133 So We sent on them: the flood, and the swarm (of locusts), and the (abundance of) lice, and the (mass breeding of) frogs, and the blood — as signs (coming in succession), fully manifest (in the purpose), yet they remained arrogantly irresponsive and they remained a nation of criminals.
7:134 And whenever Ar-Rijz overwhelmed them they said: “O Musa! Invoke, for our sake, your Nourisher-Sustainer with what He has promised through you. Indeed if you removed from us Ar-Rijz, surely we shall believe for your sake and surely we shall send Bani Israiel with you (as free people).”
7:135 So whenever We removed from them Ar-Rijz for a fixed term (to allow them to arrange and complete the migration of the Muslim-community, and as) they reached it (i.e., they approached the end of the respite-period), immediately they break (the commitment, and extend the enslavement period for the Believers).
7:136 So We took retribution from them. Then We drowned them in the sea because they belied Our Ayaat and they remained unaware of them.
7:137 And We made inheritors — the nation of those who had been made weak in persecution — of the easts of the land and its wests which We had blessed therein. And the fair word of your Nourisher-Sustainer got fulfilled over Bani Israiel because they showed endurance and perseverance. And We completely destroyed what Firaun and his nation were inventing (in their space technology) and what they were directing upwards (in space).
7:138 And We made Bani Israiel to cross over the sea, so they intermingled with a nation who are staying over the idols (they had carved) for themselves. They said: “O Musa! Appoint to us an ilah (a god) as to them are (their) aaliha (gods)!” (Musa) said: “Verily, you are a nation who indulge in ignorance.
7:139 Surely these people: stands destroyed, which they are involved in, and (it is all) false what they had been doing.”
7:140 (Musa further) said: “Shall I seek for you an ilah other than Allah while He made you superior over the worlds (as Muslims)?”
7:141 And (bring to mind) when We rescued you from the followers of Fir’aun; they (used to) give you torture in punishment — they are killing your sons and letting your women survive, and in this (is) an extreme test from your Nourisher-Sustainer.
7:142 And We promised Musa ‘thirty nights’ and We completed this term with ten (additional sessions). So he (i.e., Musa) completed the sitting (arranged by) his Nourisher-Sustainer (appearing as) forty nights. And Musa said to his brother Harun: “Act as my vicegerent to my nation and do reform and do not follow the way of the mischief-seekers.”
7:143 And when Musa came to the site of sitting appointed by Us and his Nourisher-Sustainer talked to him, he said: “My Rabb! Be apparent to me, I will look upon you.” Allah said: “Never shall you see Me (as your abilities as a human creation stand limited) but (continue to) look towards the mountain, then if it stood stationary and entire at its place, then soon you shall see Me.” So when his Nourisher-Sustainer manifested in Light for the mount, He made it collapsed to dust, and Musa fell down unconscious. Then when he revived (in his senses and became fully conscious) he said: “Glory to You, I have turned to You in repentance and I am the First of the Believers.”
7:144 He said: “O Musa! I have chosen you over mankind through My Messages and through My Statement. So pick-up what I have given you and be among the grateful.”
7:145 And We wrote for him on Al-Alwah out of all things as Mauizah and Tafseelan-lekulle-sha’in. So (We directed Musa thus): “Hold unto these with firmness and enjoin your nation that they should adopt the better of it. Very soon We show you the home of Al-Fasiqun.
7:146 Soon I shall turn away from My Ayaat those who behave in arrogance on the earth without (any) right and if they noticed each and every Ayat they will not believe in them. And if they noticed the path to righteousness they will not adopt it as the Way. And if they noticed the path of rebellion they will adopt it as the way. This is because they have belied Our Ayaat and they remained unaware of them.
7:147 And those who belied Our Ayaat and the Meeting in the Hereafter, their actions have become of no effect. Would they be rewarded (any thing) other than what they had been doing (in their actions, concepts and thinhead of states).
7:148 And the nation of Musa carved, in his absence, out of their ornaments, the body-form of a calf (mechanising) to it a mooing sound. Did they not see that it does not speak to them and does not guide them the way? They picked it (as a god in cow-worship) and they became transgressors.
7:149 And when it was dismantled (by Musa and they received the pieces) in their hands and they realised that they have definitely gone astray, (in repentance) they said: “Surely, if our Nourisher-Sustainer does not shower Mercy on us and forgives us, out of a surety, we become out of the losers.”
7:150 And when returned Musa to his nation, angry and grieved, he said: “Evil it is what you people did in my absence, after me. Did you people make haste regarding the order of your Nourisher-Sustainer (who advised me a stay of many nights away from you)? And he put down Al-Alwah (with full respect) and he seized his brother (Harun) by the head (and) he drags him towards himself. (Facing this, Harun) said: “Son of my mother! Indeed the nation regarded me weak and they went to the stage (that) they will kill me. So do not make the enemies make a fun of me and don’t regard me as being with the nation of transgressors.”
7:151 (Musa) said: “My Nourisher-Sustainer! Grant Forgiveness to me and my brother and make us (both) enter into Your Mercy, and You are more Merciful of those who grant mercy.”
7:152 Certainly those who took the calf (in cow-worship): soon, will reach them wrath from their Nourisher-Sustainer and humiliation in the life of this world. And thus We reward those who invent lies (in the name of religion).
7:153 And those who committed evil deeds and then took a turn in repentance and accepted Faith, verily, your Nourisher-Sustainer, after (all) this (is) surely Oft-Forgiving, continuously Merciful.
7:154 And when the anger from Musa subsided he (again) picked up Al-Alwah and in their inscription (is given) guidance and mercy for those: they, for their Nourisher-Sustainer feel fear and regard.
7:155 And Musa picked up his nation (in the form of) seventy (representative) male-adults for Our appointed time and place for meeting, but when a violent tremor seized them, (Musa) said: “My Nourisher-Sustainer! If You had willed You could have destroyed them before and me too; would You destroy us because of what committed the foolish amongst us? It is not but a test from You. You send astray through it whom You think proper and You guide whom You think proper. You are our Wali, so grant forgiveness for us and have mercy on us, and You are the Best of those who forgive.
7:156 And ordain for us good in this world, and in the Hereafter. Indeed We have turned to You in guidance.” (Allah) said: “My torment! I approach with it whom I think proper; and My Mercy extended to all things. So very soon I shall ordain this (Mercy) for those who pay obedience (to My Book) and pay up Zakat, and those: they Believe in Our Ayaat;
7:157 those who follow the Messenger, the Ummi Prophet, that one whom they find written with them in At-Taurat and Al-Injeel — he commands them for Al-Ma’ruf and he forbids against Al-Munkar, he makes lawful to them At-Tayyibat, and declares prohibited to them Al-Khabaith, and he removes from them their self-imposed burdens (like illegitimate and concocted customs and concepts) and chains and fetters (of uncalled for and self-created practices) which seized them. So those who Believed in him, and gave him honour and helped him and adopted An-Noor (‘The Light’. This is one of the attributes of Al-Kitab) which has been sent down with him — these people: they are those who attain success.
7:158 Say: “O mankind! Certainly I am a Messenger of Allah to you all, That Being, — for Him is the dominion of the heavens and the earth; la-ilaha-illa-huwa; He gives life and He causes death.” So Believe in Allah and His Messenger, the Ummi Prophet who Believes in Allah and His Statements, and follow him so that you may be guided.
7:159 And among the nation of Musa (there is) a community who lead in truth and establish justice therewith.
7:160 And We separated them as two (plus) ten tribes, as (distinct) communities, and We inspired Musa when his nation asked him for water: “That you hit with your rod on the stone,” so gushed forth out of it two (plus) ten springs. Indeed, understood each (group of) people their site for drinhead of state (water). And We shaded over them the clouds and We sent down over them Al-Manna and As-Salwah; (saying): “Eat of the good things which We have provided you and they did not harm Us, rather they used to harm their own selves.
7:161 And (bring to mind) when it was said to them: “Dwell in this town and eat therefrom wherever you wished, and say: Hittatun (repentance) and enter the gate in submission and obedience: We shall forgive you your wrong-doings. Soon We shall increase those who do good in perfection — (in their shares and rewards).
7:162 Then those among them who transgressed (the limits), changed the word to other than what was told to them. So We sent over them Rijz (filth and punishment) from the direction of the sky because of what they had been doing in transgression.
7:163 And ask them about the town that was by the sea, when they transgress in the matter of As-Sabt when their fish came to them on the day of their Sabt openly on the surface; and the day they do not do temporary suspension, these fish do not come to them. Thus We test them because they had been committing Fisq.
7:164 And when said a community among them: “Why do you preach to a nation - Allah is that Who destroys them or (is) a Giver of punishment unto them — a severe torment?” (The Preachers) said: “As an excuse towards your Nourisher-Sustainer and perchance they become obedient (to His Al-Kitab).”
7:165 So when they forgot that, through which they were reminded, We rescued those who forbid against evil and We seized those who transgressed, with a severe torment because they used to commit Fisq.
7:166 So when they exceeded the limits of what they were prohibited, We said to them: “Be you apes, despised and rejected.”
7:167 And when your Nourisher-Sustainer announced that He would certainly keep on sending against them, till the Day of Resurrection, those who would afflict them a humiliating punishment. Verily, your Nourisher-Sustainer is surely quick in retribution; and certainly He is indeed Oft-Forgiving, continuously Merciful.
7:168 And We have separated them on the earth into communities. Amongst them are righteous and amongst them are other than such. And We tested them in good items and in bad items so that they may take a turn (towards the Book of Allah).
7:169 Then succeeded after them a generation: they inherited Al-Kitab. They collect and patronise the paltry goods of this immediate world and they say: “Soon it shall be forgiven to us.” And if (there) come to them the paltry goods similar to it (again and again), they collect and patronise it (repeatedly). Was not the covenant from Al-Kitab imposed on them that they must not say about Allah except Al-Haqq and they have studied what is in it (i.e., in Al-Kitab)? And the home of the Hereafter is better for those who pay obedience (to Allah). Will you not then understand?
7:170 And those who strictly adhere to Al-Kitab and established As-Salat: indeed We do not make of no effect the reward of those who make reform.
7:171 And (bring to mind) when We slided the (rock of a) mountain over them as if it (is protecting as) a canopy, and they thought it was about to fall tahead of state them (with it). (It was during this state of terror that We called out to them): “Hold firmly what We have given to you people (i.e., Al-Kitab) and remind (to yourself and to others) what is (written) therein so that you may pay obedience (to Allah through His Book).”
7:172 And (bring to mind) when brought forth your Nourisher-Sustainer from Bani Adam, from (the ventral surface of) their backs (the seed of) their offspring, and He made them testify as to themselves: “Am I not as your Nourisher-Sustainer?” They said: “Yes, We have testified;” lest you people may say on the Day of Resurrection: “Verily, we remained unaware about this.”
7:173 Or you may say: “Definitely it was so that our fathers committed shirk aforetime and we became a progeny after them. Will You then destroy us because of what practiced those who indulge in Al-Batil?
7:174 And thus do We give details to Ayaat and so that they may turn (to the Scripture).
7:175 And reproduce before them the news of him to whom We gave Ayaatina (‘Our Signs’) but he released (himself) from them, so Satan gave him companionship, so he became of those who went out of the track.
7:176 And had We willed, surely We would have elevated him therewith but he clung to the earth (i.e., to the ‘low’) and followed his own vain desire. So his description (or example) is the description of a dog: if you put a load on him, he lolls his tongue out (as if heavily burdened, and) if you remove this (load) he (still) lolls his tongue out. Such is the description of the nation of those who belied Our Ayaat. So relate the incidents, perchance they may think and ponder.
7:177 Bad is the example of the nation of those who belied Our Ayaat, and (to) their ownselves they used to do injustice.
7:178 Whomsoever Allah guides, so he (becomes) the guided and whomsoever He sends astray, then they: they very ones are those who lose.
7:179 And surely, We have brought out for Hell a multitude of the jinns and mankind: for them are hearts (yet) they understand not through them, and for them are eyes (yet) they see not therewith, and for them are ears (yet) they hear not therewith. They are like cattle; nay, they are more astray. They: they very ones are unaware.
7:180 And belong to Allah the very beautiful Attributes, so invoke Him through these and detach from those who introduce impurity in His Attributes (by invocking others through them); soon they would be rewarded for what they used to do.
7:181 And out of those whom We have created (there is) a community who guide with the help of Al-Haqq, and they establish justice therewith.
7:182 Those who have belied Our Ayaat, soon We shall carry them stage by stage from a place they will perceive not.
7:183 And I (only) give respite to them; certainly My plan is very sophisticated.
7:184 Did they not then ponder, there is no undue fanaticism in their companion (i.e., the Prophet goes not beyond limits while he preaches). He is not but an evident warner.
7:185 Did they not then look into the dominion of the heavens and the earth and whatever Allah has created out of anything; and may be that it happens (that) surely their term (in completing the life in this world) has already approached? So, in what Hadees, after this (Book) they shall develop their Faith?
7:186 Whomsoever Allah sends astray, then (there is) no guide for him, and He leaves them in their transgression — they wander blindly (therein).
7:187 They put a query to you about the Hour: “When does its appointed time come?” Say: “Definitely it is that the knowledge thereof is with my Nourisher-Sustainer. None makes it manifest in accordance with its (fixed) time except He. It stood as a very extreme incident in the heavens and the earth. It shall not approach you people but all of a sudden.” They ask you as if you are well informed about it in advance. Say: “Definitely it is that its knowledge is with Allah (Alone), but most of mankind know not.”
7:188 Say: “I do not possess for my self benefit or injury except what Allah Willed. If I were, (that) I know the ghaib (unseen), I must have secured (for myself) abundance in providence, and no evil could have touched me. I am not but a warner, and a bringer of glad tidings for a nation who develop Faith.”
7:189 [Note that the word Nafs means life or self. It is always referred in female gender. The word Zauj means a partner, a mate, a kind or a consort. It could be referred to as male in gender or as female. The word Zaujah is female in word-form and is regarded female in gender.] He it is Who created you from a single Nafs and He evolved out of this a Zauj to this, so that he finds pleasure and tranquility in her. So when he covered her (in sexual approach, as husband and wife), she conceived a very light pregnancy. So she continued moving with this (pregnancy). So when she became heavy, the twain invoked Allah — the Nourisher-Sustainer to these two: “Surely if You bestow us a salih (a righteous one), surely we shall be out of the grateful.”
7:190 But when He bestowed on those two a salih, the two (members out of a certain couple) ascribed to Him partners in that which He gave those two. But Allah comes Higher to what they ascribe as partners to Him.
7:191 Do they attribute as partners (to Allah) that who does not create anything and they (themselves) are created?
7:192 And they have no capacity to provide help unto those people; and they provide no help (or assistance) to their ownselves.
7:193 And if you call them to guidance, they follow you not. It is same for you whether you call them or you are those who remain silent.
7:194 Verily, those whom you invoke besides Allah are ibad like you. So invoke them, then they must give response to you if you are truthful.
7:195 Are for them lower limbs they walk therewith; or (are) for them upper limbs they hold and take grip therewith; or (are) for them eyes they see and look therewith; or (are) for them ears they listen and hear therewith? Say: “Invoke the partners you specified (for Allah), then plot against me, then do not give me any respite (or grace-period).
7:196 Surely, my Wali is Allah Who has provided Al-Kitab and He becomes a Wali to the righteous.
7:197 And those whom you invoke besides Him, they do not have the capacity for your help, nor they help their own selves.
7:198 And if you call them to guidance they do not listen. And you see them, they look at you, yet they see not (the reality).”
7:199 Show forgiveness, enjoin what is good and avoid the ignorant ones.
7:200 And if whatever whispering is done to you from Satan — as an (evil) whisper, then seek refuge with Allah. Verily, He is All-Hearer, All-Knower.
7:201 Verily, those who have paid obedience (to Al-Kitab): when an evil thought coming from Satan kept them involved — they reminded their selves (about Allah and the related Ayaat in His Book), then instantly they (become) those who can view (the mischief of Satan and the Grace of Allah).
7:202 And the brothers to those (satans): they (i.e., satans) plunge them deeper into rebellion (against the Ayaat of Al-Kitab). Afterwards they do not stop short (in their aberrant attitude).
7:203 And when you did not come to them with a Sign (according to their expectations) they said: “Why have you not brought such (and such)?” Say: “Surely it is that I follow whatever has been inspired to me from my Nourisher-Sustainer. These are Basair (‘Eye-Sights’) from your Nourisher-Sustainer, and Hudah (‘Guidance’), and Rahmah to a nation who Believe."
7:204 And when Al-Quran is recited, then listen to it and remain silent (and attentive), perchance you may receive mercy.
7:205 And bring your Nourisher-Sustainer to remembrance in your (very) soul in humility and reverence and without loudness in word — in the mornings and in the evenings, and be not of those who are unheedful.
7:206 Certainly those who are in company with your Nourisher-Sustainer do not feel arrogant against paying Him obedience, and they glorify Him in high praise and to Him they prostrate (in submission).


   


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