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Monthly Qur'an Readings

Session 30

Chapter 78: The Announcement (Surah Al-Naba)

In the name of ALLAH, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy

Verses 1 - 20

What do they inquire about? Asking one another

The momentous Announcement

About which they continue to differ!

They will soon find out

Yes, they will soon come to know!

Have We [God] not made the earth a nurturing place?

With mountains as firm footings

Created you in pairs

Established your sleep for resting

With night as a restful cover

And the day to seek livelihood

We have established seven strong (heavenly) firmaments above you

And placed a bright light (sun)

We send down water from clouds in abundance, to grow

Grains, herbs and fruitful pastures!

The Day of Decision – already fixed!

The trumpet is sounded

You all come forth in multitude

The heaven is opened up

So it becomes a wide entry way

The mountains are set in motion

Appearing as mirages

Verses 21 - 40

The Hell lies in wait

A destination for the ungrateful!

Confined in it for the longest time

Having no access to comfort or drinks

Except boiling and dark drinks

A fitting requital!

They rejected Our messages, calling it a lie

While We recorded everything in a document!

So bear the consequences

We shall add nothing but further torments!

Those who were mindful and acted responsibly

A day of contentment

In Gardens and vineyards

Among mates of equal age

Cups full to the brim

Protected from vain talks and lies

A fitting reward – ample gifts from their Sustainer God

The God of the heavens and the earth

And all in-between

All in awe of the Beneficent God!

This day – the Spirit and angels stand in ranks

None speaks unless permitted to by Beneficent God

They speak only what is right and just!

This is the Day of Truth – find your ways to God

If you so desire – seek refuge!

You are being warned of a consequence near at hand

A day when humankind will see what it has accomplished

And the deniers will say, “I wish I was never resurrected!”

Chapter 79: Enforcers (Surah Al-Naziat)

In the name of ALLAH, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy!

Verses 1 - 33

The enforcers – forceful!

Forward – cheerfully!

Sweeping – rapidly!

Overtaking, stretching utmost!

Regulating the affairs! (v1-5)

The day that makes the convulsant convulse

The consequences manifest

The hearts agitate

The eyes go downcast!

“Are we going to be restored?

To our first state?” They say!

“Even after we become rotten and bones?

Oh, that will be a devastating return!”

Aye, it will be a single blast!

And lo! You are all awaken!

Has the narrative of Moses reached you?

His Sustainer God call on him in the sacred valley of Tuwa

“Go to Pharaoh – He has transgressed all limits!”

Tell him, “Will you purify yourself?

Let me guide you to your Sustainer God

That you may hold God in awe!”

Moses showed him the evidence awe-inspiring

But he refused and disobeyed

Hurriedly gathered his people to proclaim

“I am your god, the Supreme!”

God seized him then

To face the consequences of this life and the life to come!

There are lessons – if you stand in awe of God!

What is more difficult?

Creating you or the heavens?

God made the heavens

Extending its height and making it consonant!

Making the night with its darkness

And the morning brightness to dispel it!

God fashioned the earth after that

Bringing out of it its water and its pasture

Mountains firmly established

For you and for your cattle to nourish!

Verses 34 - 46

When the terrifying calamity manifests itself

Humankind will remember their pursuits in life

Hell will become visible for them to see!

Those who were arrogant

Prioritized the enjoyment of this life

Hell will become the new residence

While those who were in awe of God

Acted responsibly against their evil desires

Will find the Garden as the new residence!

They ask – when will the Hour3 take place?

How can you caution of something

That only God can ascertain?

You can only caution those who stand in awe of God!

The day the Hour will appear to them

They will think – how long have I lived – an evening, a morning?

Chapter 80: He Frowned (Surah Al-Abasa)

In the name of ALLAH, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy!

He (Prophet) frowned and turned away!

When the blind man came –

Perhaps he was inclined to purify himself

Or become mindful

Such that this Reminder would benefit him (v1-4)

Whereas you (Prophet) give attention to those

Who consider themselves in no such need

Whose purification is not your responsibility

Yet, who comes to you with eagerness and awe

You give no attention!

But it is truly a Reminder

Let him who will, be reminded (v 5-12)

Books of nobility

Honored and pure!

By the hands of scribes

Noble and virtuous!

Let man parish!

How ungrateful! (v 13-17)

God creates him from a small life cell

And shapes him with precision

Makes living easy

Then causes him to die

And assigns him a grave

And when God wills, He resurrects him (v18-22)

Yet, he does not do what God commands him to do! (v23)

Let him look at his food

We rain down water abundant

Let the soil split

Let grains grow

Grapes and fresh vegetations

Olives and palms

Luxuriant orchards

Fruit and fodders

Provisions for you and for you cattle! (v 24-32)

When the Deafening Blast arrives

Man will run away from his brother

His mother and his father

His spouse and his children

Grossly consumed in his own affairs

Totally oblivious to others (v 33-37)

Some faces on that Day beaming

Full of joy and pleasure!

Other faces will be dusty

Dark, grief stricken

Those are the deniers, wicked! (v 38-42)

Chapter 81: The Enfolding (Surah Al-Takwir)

(29 verses in total; revealed in Makkah)

In the name of God, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy

When the sun is folded up

When the lights of the stars are dimmed

When mountains are set to move

When (precious) she-camels are left unattended

When all wild beasts are gathered together (v 1-5)

When the seas boil over

When souls are sorted

When the baby girl buried alive is asked –

For what sin she was killed (v 6-9)

When the records of deeds are opened

When the covering of heaven is stripped away

When the fire of Hell is set ablaze

And the Paradise is brought near

Every soul will know its readiness (v 10-14)

I (God) swear by the stars

Receding, running their courses and hiding

The night as it diminishes

The day as it softly brightens! (v 15-18)

This, indeed, is the Word from a Noble Messenger (Gabriel)

Mighty and esteemed in the presence of God

Listened to (by other angels) and faithful (to God) (v 19-21)

You companion (Prophet) is not delusional

He truly saw him (Gabriel) on the clear horizon

He is not remiss in what was revealed to him from beyond

Neither it is a word from the devil rejected (v 22-25)

So, where are you heading?

While this Reminder is but for all of humanity

Therefore, whoever desires, let him find the straight path

But you will not, unless God so wills

The Cherisher of the Universe! (v 26-29)

Chapter 82: The Falling Apart (Surah Al-Infitar)

(19 verses in total; Late Makkan, 2 years before Hijrah))

In the name of God, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy

When the heaven falls apart

The stars are dispersed

The bodies of water overflows

The graves are laid bare

Every soul will be told

What it had done

What it had left undone (v1-5)

O Humankind! What deceives you?

Away from God, the Most Gracious!

Who created you

Made you complete

Put in a wholesome state

Shaped you into forms as God pleased!

Yet, you deny - the purpose and the judgment - of this life! (v6-9)

Do you not realize – there are watchers over you?

Honorable writers and recorders

They know exactly what you do! (v10-12)

The good people - they are in peaceful Garden!

The wicked? In burning Fire!

All destined to enter on the Day of Judgment

None can be absent! (v13-16)

What is this Day of Judgment? How can you explain?

Again, what can make you comprehend what this Day of Judgment is?

It is a Day when

No soul can do anything for another soul!

All commands will come from God alone! (v17-19)

Chapter 83: The Defrauder (Surah Al-Tatfif)

(36 verses in total; two years before Hijrah/Makkah)

In the name of God, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy

Woe to the defrauders!

When they take measure of their dues from others, take it fully

But when they measure out or weigh what is due to others, they give less! (v1-3)

Do they not understand that they will be resurrected?

On an awe-inspiring Day

In front of the Sustainer of the Universe, every human being will stand!

The record of the wicked will be in sijjin

Do you know what sijjin is?

It is a book fully inscribed! (v4-9)

Woe to the deniers on that Day

Who denied the Day of Judgement!

But none denies except the evil, the sinful, the transgressors

When Our messages are presented to them, they say

“fables of the ancients”

But what they gather in reality

Is nothing but rusts on their hearts

Rejection from God on that Day

Ready to enter the burning fire

They will be assured,

“This is what you denied!” (v10-17)

The record of the good people will be in illiyun6

What will make you understand what illiyun is?

A written record, to be witnessed

Only by those who are drawn near to God!

Such purified ones will be in bliss

Seated on raised couches, gazing

Their appearance beaming with contentment

They are offered drinks of nectar

Sealed with musk

Something worth pursuing

Mixed with water from tasmeen7

A fountain to drink from

Reserved for those who are closer to (God)! (v18-28)

Surely the wicked used to laugh at the believers

Wink at them when they passed by

These wicked would return to their compatriots filled with arrogance

When they see the believers, they would say, “these are misguided”

Now on this Day, the believers will laugh at the disbelievers

As they sat on their raised couches, filled with contentment

While the disbelievers find themselves reaping what they did! (v29-36)

Chapter 84: Splitting Apart (Surah Al-Inshiqaq)

In the name of God, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy!

When the heaven is split apart, and

Hearkens to God, as it must without exception!

When the earth is stretched

Expelling it contents, becoming empty

Obeying God, as it must without exception!

O Humankind!

You must labor diligently towards God

As you will meet God without exception!

As for them who receive their Record in their right hands

Will have an easy accounting

Delighted as they return to their loved ones!

As for them who receive their Record blindfolded8

They will seek avoidance at all costs

But will have no choice other than entering the burning Fire

Sure, they were happy among their people before

Thinking – we will never come back to God!

Well, their Sustainer God sees them all

Witness, if you will, the sun arriving with morning brightness

The night with its darkness

The moon – its fullness (in stages)

You too will move from one state of being9 to another

How is it that they do not believe?

When the Qur’an is read out, they do not submit?10

Indeed, those who disbelieve are nothing but liars

God is fully aware of what they keep to themselves

Let them know that severe consequences are due

Except those who believe and do good

Their rewards will continue unceasing, undiminished!

Chapter 85: The Constellations (Surah Al-Buruj)

In the name of ALLAH, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy!

The heaven full of towering constellations!

The Day Promised!

The one who witnesses and the evidence that is attested!

Let the makers of trenches be ruined

Fire fed with fuel

And they sat by it

To watch what they do to believers

Punishing believers for what?

That they believe in God, the Mighty, the Praised

To Whom belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth!

God is a Witness to all things!

Those who persecute

Believing men and believing women

Showing no remorse or repentance

The chastisement of hell is for them

The fiery of fire over them!

Those who believe and do good

Theirs is paradise (of peace and plenty)

Springs gushing forth

An achievement worthy of greatness!

Indeed, your Cherisher’s grip is firm

He creates and then reproduces

He is most Forgiving, and most Loving!

Established on the throne of Power and Glory!

He does what He intends

Have you not heard the story of the forces?

Of Pharaoh and Thamud

Yet the deniers continue to lie

While God surrounds them all!

This indeed is the glorious Qur’an

On tablets, well preserved!

Chapter 86: The Visitor by Night (Surah Al-Tariq)

In the name of ALLAH, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy!

The heavens!

The visitor by night!

How will you know what the visitor by night is?

It is a star of intense brightness!

For every soul there is but a keeper!

Let humankind consider the nature of its creation

Out of water gushing forth

From between the backbone and the breastbone

God indeed, can bring it back to life!

The Day when hidden things are uncovered

And none will have power or help

When the sky pours down rain

The earth cracks open (with herbage)!

This Word (revelations) is monumental

Not to be taken lightly!

Yet, they scheme a plan

And I (God) make a plan

Give respite to the disbelievers

Let them be for a while!

Chapter 87: The Grandest (Surah Al-Ala)

In the name of ALLAH, God of Mercy and Endower of Mercy!

Glorify the essence of your Cherisher God

God most High

Who creates and evolves

Who determines and guides!

Who brings out green herbage

Then reduces them to dried stubbles

We will aid you in your recitation (of the Qur’an)

So you will not forget

Except as God wills

He knows what is manifest

And what is hidden

We will ease your way into ease

Therefore, remind (people)

There is benefit in such reminding

But only the conscientious will mind!

While the most wicked will ignore

Who plunges into the great fire

Where he will neither die or live

Successful indeed is he

Who purifies himself

Remembers the essence of his Cherisher God

Shows devotion (to God)

But (most) prefers the life of this world

Whereas the Hereafter is better

And lasts longer

These are in the scriptures from earlier generations

The scriptures of Abraham and Moses!

Chapter 88: The Overwhelming Event (Surah Al-Ghashiyah)

In the name of ALLAH, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy!

Has the narrative of the Overwhelming Event come to you yet?

(Some) faces on that day will be downcast

Weary and laboring

Entering fire blazing

Forced to drink from a boiling spring

Nothing as food but thorns

Neither nourishing nor satisfying hunger!

(Some) faces on that day will be content

Satisfied with their pursuits (in life)

Situated in a lofty garden

Not hearing in it any vain talks

With fountains flowing

Seated on raised couches

Drinking cups ready in place

Cushions in rows

On carpet spread out!

Do they not see how?

The clouds are created!

The heavens are raised high!

The mountains are fixed firm!

The earth is spread out!

Therefore remind

Your only task is to remind

You are not a warden over them

Whoever then turns away and denies

God is there to chastise them

With grave consequences

Surely to Us (God) is their return

Then it is on Us to call them to account!

Chapter 89: Dawn (Surah Al-Fajr)

In the name of ALLAH, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy

By the daybreak!

The ten nights!

The even and the odd!

The night as it recedes!

Isn’t in these there is a call for those who reason?

Have you considered how your Cherisher God dealt

With the people of A’d?

(In the city of) Iram with lofty buildings

The likes of which were not established in the land

And with Thamud?

Who curved (dwellings) on rock in the valley

And the Pharaoh?

Mighty and powerful

But transgressed all limits in the land

And caused great mischiefs

God brought a portion of His punishment on them

Indeed, you Sustainer God is ever Watchful!

(Consider this) how your Sustainer tries a person

He gives him honors

And does him favors

And he says, “My Cherisher God honors me!”

But when He (God) tries him (differently)

By restricting his provisions

He says, “My Cherisher God humiliates me!”

(In reality) you yourself do not honor an orphan

Do not feed the poor by urging one another

And consume other’s inheritance unjustly

And love wealth with passionate greed!

(Be mindful) when the earth is pounded to pieces

And you Cherisher God appears with angels in organized order

And the Hell become visible on that day

Man will become mindful then

But how useful will that mindfulness be?

He would exclaim, “Would that I had prepared for this life.”

On that Day none can bring out consequences as God will

None can constrain as God will

O soul at peace!

Come back to your Cherisher

Being well pleased (with yourself)

Being well pleasing (to God)

Be with My servants!

Enter My Garden (Paradise)! (v 27-30)

Chapter 90: The City (Surah Al-Balad)

In the name of ALLAH, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy

I (God) swear by this city

A city from which you (Prophet) will be made free!

And (swear) by parents and their offspring!

We (God) created human beings to undergo trials and exertions

Yet they think no one has power over them

Did We not give them two eyes?

And a tongue and two lips?

And articulate two clear choices (good and evil)?

Yet they make no attempt for the steep hill!

How will you know what this steep climb is?

It is to free a slave

Feed on a day of hunger

An orphan nearby

A poor person

Covered in dust

He who responds with faith

Inspires one another for patience

Inspires for compassion

These are the people on the right-hand side

Then there are those who deny Our guidance

These are the people on the left-hand side

Encircled by Fire!

Chapter 91: The Sun (Surah Al-Shams)

In the name of ALLAH, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy!

(Reflect!) The sun and its emergent brightness!

The moon as it follows and borrows!

The day as it shines and exposes!

The night as it covers and hides!

(Behold!) The sky and how He (God) constructed it!

The earth and how He expanded it!

The soul and how He shaped it!

Informed it ways of denial or alignment (with truth!)

He succeeds

Who strives to grow (the soul) in purity!

He fails

Who strives to corrupt (the soul)!

(Look!) How (the tribe of) Thamud rejected the truth

And behaved arrogantly

The most wicked of them fanned out with mischief!17

The messenger of God informed them:

“Leave this she-camel alone.

Let her have her drink!”

But they call him a liar

And hamstrung her!

God then destroyed them for their rebellion

They were reduced to rubbles!

God is not fearful of the consequences of His actions!

Chapter 92: The Night (Surah Al-Lail)

In the name of God, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy

The receding night

The radiating day

The creation of male and female

Indeed, your strivings are diverse!

As for those who are generous and act responsibly

And testify to what is good

We (God) facilitate their ways to ease!

As for those who are niggardly and egotistic

And rejects what is good

We facilitate their ways to difficulties!

His resources will not save him as he destroys himself!

Surely, it is on Us (God) to guide

Surely, to Us belong the Hereafter and the former!

Therefore, I warn you of a blazing fire

None steps into it except the most wicked

Who rejects (the truth) and turns away (in arrogance)

But those who acts responsibly will be protected

Who gives away his resources for self-purification

Without any favors to or from anyone

Except to seek the grace of his Cherisher, the Most Grand!

He will indeed be pleased (with his life’s work)!

Chapter 93: Morning Brightness (Surah Ad-Dhuha)

In the name of ALLAH, the God of Mercy and Endower of Mercy!

By the brightness of the day!

By the night when it becomes still!

Your Cherisher God did not forsake you

Nor is He displeased

Indeed, your future state will be better than your past

Soon your Sustainer will give you (plenty) that you will be well pleased!

Did He not find you (Prophet) an orphan

And gave you shelter?

Did He not find you looking for guidance

And showed you the Path?

Did He not find you in need

And enriched you?

Therefore, for the orphan, never be harsh!

For those who ask, never rebuke!

And for the gift from your Sustainer, always proclaim!

Chapter 94: The Expansion (Surah Al-Inshirah)

In the name of ALLAH, the God of Mercy, Endower of Mercy!

Did We (God) not

Expand your heart (Prophet)?

Remove your burden

Weighing heavy on your back?

And raised your reputation high?

So truly, with every difficulty, there is ease

Surely, with every difficulty there is ease!

Therefore, when you are able, exert yourself

And direct your devotion to your Cherisher God!

Chapter 95: Fig (Surah Al-Tin)

In the name of ALLAH, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy!

The Fig!

The Olive!

Mount Sinai!

This secure city!

We (God) have created humankind with the best of make

And render some to the lowest of the low

Except those who believe and do good

Never to exhaust their rewards!

How can you then deny this judgement?

Is not God the Best of all judges?

Chapter 96: Attachment (Surah Alaq)

In the name of ALLAH, God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy!

READ in the name of your Cherisher (God)!

Who creates

Creates human beings with attachments!

Read!

Your Cherisher is Grand and Most Generous!

Who teaches with Pen

Teaches humanity what it does not know (yet)!

Beware

Humankind is ever ungrateful

rebellious because it considers itself self-sufficient

(whereas) its eventual return is back to its Cherisher (God).

Have you seen them who obstruct

a servant (of God) in his devotion and prayers?

Should they not consider if he (this servant) is on the right path,

Or if he encourages mindfulness and a sense of responsibility?

Has he (this servant) ever denied the truth and turned his back?

Doa they not know that God sees?

Surely, if they do not stop

We (God) will drag them by his foreheads

Forehead - lying and unjust!

Let them then call on their cohorts

We too will summon Our forces.

Never (Prophet) follow them

(instead) bow down

And draw closer (to God).

Chapter 97: The Glory (Surah Al-Qadr)

In the name of ALLAH, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy!

Indeed, We (God) revealed it (the Qur’an)

During the Night of Glory!

What will make you comprehend

What this Night of Glory is?

The Night of Glory

Better than a thousand months!

When the angels and the spirits descend

With permission from the Cherisher God

Attending to all affairs (as tasked)

“Peace!”

A proclamation till the appearance of daylight!

Chapter 98: The Clear Evidence (Surah Al-Bayyinah)

In the name of ALLAH, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy!

Those who disbelieve among the People of the Book35 and the polytheists36 could not shake off their condition until the clear evidence came to them – a Messenger from God, reciting pages that are pure and contain all the right revelations! (Yet) the People of the Book became divided when the clear evidence came to them, whereas all they were asked was to serve God, being sincere in their faith and to be committed, to maintain ritual worship (salat) and to take care of the needy (zakat) – this is the true religion!

Those who deny from among the People of the Book and the Polytheists will be in the fire, to remain therein – they are the worst of creation! Whereas those who believe and do good are the best of creation, whose rewards – Everlasting Gardens with fountains flowing beneath where they will reside forever! God is pleased with them, and they are pleased with God! This is the condition of those who are mindful of God!

Chapter 99: The Convulsion (Surah Al-Zilzal)

In the name of ALLAH, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy!

When the earth shakes with violent convulsions

When the earth expels its burdens

When humankind panics – “what is the matter with it?”

The earth will tell its story on that Day

As inspired by its Creator!

On that Day the humankind will come forth (from graves)

In diverse groups to witness their lifelong pursuits

Whoever had done even an atom worth of good, will see it

Whoever had done even an atom worth of evil, will see it

Chapter 100: The Charging Horses (Surah Al-Adiyat)

In the name of ALLAH, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy!

The charging horses

Running and uttering cries

Striking (with hooves) and sparking!

Attacking in the early morning

Raising a cloud of dust

Penetrating the enemy stronghold!

Yes, mankind is ungrateful

To their Sustainer God

Being a witness themselves

Miserly, for their exceeding love of wealth and easy life!

Do they not know?

When what the graves contain will be uncovered

When the secrets of their hearts will be exposed

On that Day their Sustainer God will know all about them!

Chapter 101: The Crushing Blow (Surah Al-Q’ariah)

In the name of ALLAH, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy!

The Crushing Blow!

What is this Crushing Blow?

What will explain to you what this Crushing Blow is!

It is a Day

When mankind will be scattered like moths

When the mountains will be like tufts of wool

Then for them whose measure (of good deeds) will be heavy

They will have a pleasing life!

But for them whose measure will be light

The abyss will become their dwelling!

What can explain to you what this (abyss) is?

It is a blazing fire!

Chapter 102: The Abundance (Surah Al-Takathur)

In the name of ALLAH, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy!

Pursuit of excess keeps you distracted

Until you step in the grave!

Soon you will come to know

Yes, soon you will come to know!

Yes indeed, only if you knew with certainty!

You will see the impending consequences (abyss)

Then you will have the certainty of you (own) vision!

On that Day

You will be questioned about your acquisitions and their consumptions!

Chapter 103: The Declining Day (Surah Al-Asr)

In the name of ALLAH, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy!

By the declining Day

Human beings are, indeed, in a state of loss

Unless they believe

And do good

And exhort one another to truth

And urge one another for patience!

Chapter 104: The Slanderer (Surah Al-Humazah)

In the name of ALLAH, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy!

Woe to every slanderers and defamers!

Who amass and count their wealth!

And assume that their wealth will give them permanence

Nay, they will be thrown into the great Crusher!

What will make you comprehend what that Crusher is?

It is fire lit by ALLAH

It rises over man’s heart

Closing in like towering columns!

Chapter 105: The Elephant (Surah Al-Fil)

In the name of ALLAH, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy!

Have you seen?

How your Sustainer God dealt with the army of the elephant?

Did He not thoroughly confound their plan?

He sent against them a flock of birds

Pelting rocks of baked clay

Destroying them like straws chewed up!

Chapter 106: The Tribe of Quraish (Surah Al-Quraish)

In the name of ALLAH, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy!

For the protection of the Quraish

Their protection during the winter and summer journeys

Let them then worship the Sustainer of this House (Kabah)

Who feeds them against hunger!

Who secures them against fear!

Chapter 107: Empathy (Surah Al-Maun)

In the name of ALLAH, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy!

Have you seen the one?

Who denies the faith

Is rough with orphans

Partake not in feeding the poor

So are those who worship

But their worship lacks mindfulness

They wish to be seen

They are devoid of any empathy!

Chapter 108: Abundant Good (Surah Al- Kauthar)

In the name of ALLAH, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy!

Surely We (God) blessed you (Prophet)

With abundance of goodness

(In gratitude) worship and sacrifice

While your enemy are the ones truly deprived!

Chapter 109: The Disbelievers (Surah Al-Kafirun)

In the name of ALLAH, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy!

Say: “O Disbelievers!

I (Prophet) do not worship whom you worship

And you do not worship Whom I worship!

I will never serve whom you serve

Nor will you serve Whom I serve!

For you is your religion

And for me is my religion (let’s be at peace!)

Chapter 110: Help (Surah Al-Nasr)

In the name of ALLAH, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy!

When ALLAH’s help manifests

And victory is achieved!

When you (Prophet) see large groups of people

Enter the faith of ALLAH

(It is time) to celebrate God’s Glory

Seek God’s protection

God is Ever Forgiving!

Chapter 111: Twisted Strand (Surah Al-Masad)

In the name of ALLAH, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy!

Let the hands of Abu Lahab perish!

He too will perish!

Neither his wealth nor his earnings will be of any use!

He will suffer in fire that bears his name

So too will be his wife – carrier of firewood

Around her neck a strand of twisted fibers!

Chapter 112: The Purity of Oneness (Surah Al-Ikhlas)

In the name of ALLAH, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy!

Say:

ALLAH is One!

All depends on ALLAH, but ALLAH is Independent!

God begets none, nor is God begotten!

There is none comparable to God!

Chapter 113: The Dawn (Surah Al-Fajr)

In the name of ALLAH, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy!

Say:

I seek refuge in the Sustainer of dawn

From the evils of God’s creations

From the evils of darkness as it envelopes

From the evil of witchcrafts

From the evils of enviers, when they envy!

Chapter 114: Mankind (Surah An-Nas)

In the name of ALLAH, the God of Mercy, the Endower of Mercy!

Say: I seek refuge with

The Cherisher of mankind

The Master of mankind

The God of mankind!

From the evils of devil’s whispers

Who put evil thoughts in the hearts of people

(Devils) from among Jinns and mankind!

***Excerpt from on-going translation of the Qur’an – Removing the Middleman Series, by Rashed Hasan. Copyright by Author***

July 2024

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