Those Who Set The Ranks, Drawn Up In Ranks ( 182 Verses )

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful;

1 . By those who range themselves in ranks, 

2 . And so are strong in repelling (evil), 

3 . And thus proclaim the Message (of Allah.! 

4 . Verily, verily, your Allah is one!- 

5 . Lord of the heavens and of the earth and all between them, and Lord of every point at the rising of the sun! 

6 . We have indeed decked the lower heaven with beauty (in) the stars,- 

7 . (For beauty) and for guard against all obstinate rebellious evil spirits, 

8 . (So) they should not strain their ears in the direction of the Exalted Assembly but be cast away from every side, 

9 . Repulsed, for they are under a perpetual penalty, 

10 . Except such as snatch away something by stealth, and they are pursued by a flaming fire, of piercing brightness. 

11 . Just ask their opinion: are they the more difficult to create, or the (other) beings We have created? Them have We created out of a sticky clay! 

12 . Truly dost thou marvel, while they ridicule, 

13 . And, when they are admonished, pay no heed,- 

14 . And, when they see a Sign, turn it to mockery, 

15 . And say, "This is nothing but evident sorcery! 

16 . "What! when we die, and become dust and bones, shall we (then) be raised up (again) 

17 . "And also our fathers of old?" 

18 . Say thou: "Yea, and ye shall then be humiliated (on account of your evil)."

19 . Then it will be a single (compelling) cry; and behold, they will begin to see! 

20 . They will say, "Ah! Woe to us! This is the Day of Judgment!" 

21 . (A voice will say,) "This is the Day of Sorting Out, whose truth ye (once) denied!" 

22 . "Bring ye up", it shall be said, "The wrong-doers and their wives, and the things they worshipped- 

23 . "Besides Allah, and lead them to the Way to the (Fierce) Fire! 

24 . "But stop them, for they must be asked: 

25 . "'What is the matter with you that ye help not each other?'" 

26 . Nay, but that day they shall submit (to Judgment); 

27 . And they will turn to one another, and question one another. 

28 . They will say: "It was ye who used to come to us from the right hand (of power and authority)!" 

29 . They will reply: "Nay, ye yourselves had no Faith! 

30 . "Nor had we any authority over you. Nay, it was ye who were a people in obstinate rebellion! 

31 . "So now has been proved true, against us, the word of our Lord that we shall indeed (have to) taste (the punishment of our sins). 

32 . "We led you astray: for truly we were ourselves astray." 

33 . Truly, that Day, they will (all) share in the Penalty. 

34 . Verily that is how We shall deal with Sinners. 

35 . For they, when they were told that there is no god except Allah, would puff themselves up with Pride, 

36 . And say: "What! shall we give up our gods for the sake of a Poet possessed?" 

37 . Nay! he has come with the (very) Truth, and he confirms (the Message of) the messengers (before him). 

38 . Ye shall indeed taste of the Grievous Penalty;- 

39 . But it will be no more than the retribution of (the Evil) that ye have wrought;- 

40 . But the sincere (and devoted) Servants of Allah,- 

41 . For them is a Sustenance determined, 

42 . Fruits (Delights); and they (shall enjoy) honour and dignity, 

43 . In Gardens of Felicity, 

44 . Facing each other on Thrones (of Dignity): 

45 . Round will be passed to them a Cup from a clear-flowing fountain, 

46 . Crystal-white, of a taste delicious to those who drink (thereof), 

47 . Free from headiness; nor will they suffer intoxication therefrom. 

48 . And besides them will be chaste women, restraining their glances, with big eyes (of wonder and beauty). 

49 . As if they were (delicate) eggs closely guarded. 

50 . Then they will turn to one another and question one another. 

51 . One of them will start the talk and say: "I had an intimate companion (on the earth), 

52 . "Who used to say, 'what! art thou amongst those who bear witness to the Truth (of the Message)? 

53 . "'When we die and become dust and bones, shall we indeed receive rewards and punishments?'" 

54 . (A voice) said: "Would ye like to look down?" 

55 . He looked down and saw him in the midst of the Fire. 

56 . He said: "By Allah. thou wast little short of bringing me to perdition! 

57 . "Had it not been for the Grace of my Lord, I should certainly have been among those brought (there)! 

58 . "Is it (the case) that we shall not die, 

59 . "Except our first death, and that we shall not be punished?" 

60 . Verily this is the supreme achievement! 

61 . For the like of this let all strive, who wish to strive. 

62 . Is that the better entertainment or the Tree of Zaqqum? 

63 . For We have truly made it (as) a trial for the wrong-doers. 

64 . For it is a tree that springs out of the bottom of Hell-Fire: 

65 . The shoots of its fruit-stalks are like the heads of devils: 

66 . Truly they will eat thereof and fill their bellies therewith. 

67 . Then on top of that they will be given a mixture made of boiling water. 

68 . Then shall their return be to the (Blazing) Fire. 

69 . Truly they found their fathers on the wrong Path; 

70 . So they (too) were rushed down on their footsteps! 

71 . And truly before them, many of the ancients went astray;- 

72 . But We sent aforetime, among them, (messengers) to admonish them;- 

73 . Then see what was the end of those who were admonished (but heeded not),- 

74 . Except the sincere (and devoted) Servants of Allah. 

75 . (In the days of old), Noah cried to Us, and We are the best to hear prayer. 

76 . And We delivered him and his people from the Great Calamity, 

77 . And made his progeny to endure (on this earth); 

78 . And We left (this blessing) for him among generations to come in later times: 

79 . "Peace and salutation to Noah among the nations!" 

80 . Thus indeed do we reward those who do right. 

81 . For he was one of our believing Servants. 

82 . Then the rest we overwhelmed in the Flood. 

83 . Verily among those who followed his Way was Abraham. 

84 . Behold! he approached his Lord with a sound heart. 

85 . Behold! he said to his father and to his people, "What is that which ye worship? 

86 . "Is it a falsehood- gods other than Allah. that ye desire? 

87 . "Then what is your idea about the Lord of the worlds?" 

88 . Then did he cast a glance at the Stars. 

89 . And he said, "I am indeed sick (at heart)!" 

90 . So they turned away from him, and departed. 

91 . Then did he turn to their gods and said, "will ye not eat (of the offerings before you)?... 

92 . "What is the matter with you that ye speak not (intelligently)?" 

93 . Then did he turn upon them, striking (them) with the right hand. 

94 . Then came (the worshippers) with hurried steps, and faced (him). 

95 . He said: "Worship ye that which ye have (yourselves) carved? 

96 . "But Allah has created you and your handwork!" 

97 . They said, "Build him a furnace, and throw him into the blazing fire!" 

98 . (This failing), they then sought a stratagem against him, but We made them the ones most humiliated! 

99 . He said: "I will go to my Lord! He will surely guide me! 

100 . "O my Lord! Grant me a righteous (son)!" 

101 . So We gave him the good news of a boy ready to suffer and forbear. 

102 . Then, when (the son) reached (the age of) (serious) work with him, he said: "O my son! I see in vision that I offer thee in sacrifice: Now see what is thy view!" (The son) said: "O my father! Do as thou art commanded: thou will find me, if Allah so wills one practising Patience and Constancy!" 

103 . So when they had both submitted their wills (to Allah), and he had laid him prostrate on his forehead (for sacrifice), 

104 . We called out to him "O Abraham! 

105 . "Thou hast already fulfilled the vision!" - thus indeed do We reward those who do right. 

106 . For this was obviously a trial- 

107 . And We ransomed him with a momentous sacrifice: 

108 . And We left (this blessing) for him among generations (to come) in later times: 

109 . "Peace and salutation to Abraham!" 

110 . Thus indeed do We reward those who do right. 

111 . For he was one of our believing Servants. 

112 . And We gave him the good news of Isaac - a prophet,- one of the Righteous. 

113 . We blessed him and Isaac: but of their progeny are (some) that do right, and (some) that obviously do wrong, to their own souls. 

114 . Again (of old) We bestowed Our favour on Moses and Aaron, 

115 . And We delivered them and their people from (their) Great Calamity; 

116 . And We helped them, so they overcame (their troubles); 

117 . And We gave them the Book which helps to make things clear; 

118 . And We guided them to the Straight Way. 

119 . And We left (this blessing) for them among generations (to come) in later times: 

120 . "Peace and salutation to Moses and Aaron!" 

121 . Thus indeed do We reward those who do right. 

122 . For they were two of our believing Servants. 

123 . So also was Elias among those sent (by Us). 

124 . Behold, he said to his people, "Will ye not fear (Allah)? 

125 . "Will ye call upon Baal and forsake the Best of Creators,- 

126 . "(Allah), your Lord and Cherisher and the Lord and Cherisher of your fathers of old?" 

127 . But they rejected him, and they will certainly be called up (for punishment),- 

128 . Except the sincere and devoted Servants of Allah (among them). 

129 . And We left (this blessing) for him among generations (to come) in later times: 

130 . "Peace and salutation to such as Elias!" 

131 . Thus indeed do We reward those who do right. 

132 . For he was one of our believing Servants. 

133 . So also was Lut among those sent (by Us). 

134 . Behold, We delivered him and his adherents, all 

135 . Except an old woman who was among those who lagged behind: 

136 . Then We destroyed the rest. 

137 . Verily, ye pass by their (sites), by day- 

138 . And by night: will ye not understand? 

139 . So also was Jonah among those sent (by Us). 

140 . When he ran away (like a slave from captivity) to the ship (fully) laden, 

141 . He (agreed to) cast lots, and he was condemned: 

142 . Then the big Fish did swallow him, and he had done acts worthy of blame. 

143 . Had it not been that he (repented and) glorified Allah, 

144 . He would certainly have remained inside the Fish till the Day of Resurrection. 

145 . But We cast him forth on the naked shore in a state of sickness, 

146 . And We caused to grow, over him, a spreading plant of the gourd kind. 

147 . And We sent him (on a mission) to a hundred thousand (men) or more. 

148 . And they believed; so We permitted them to enjoy (their life) for a while. 

149 . Now ask them their opinion: Is it that thy Lord has (only) daughters, and they have sons?- 

150 . Or that We created the angels female, and they are witnesses (thereto)? 

151 . Is it not that they say, from their own invention, 

152 . "(Allah) has begotten children"? but they are liars! 

153 . Did He (then) choose daughters rather than sons? 

154 . What is the matter with you? How judge ye? 

155 . Will ye not then receive admonition? 

156 . Or have ye an authority manifest? 

157 . Then bring ye your Book (of authority) if ye be truthful! 

158 . And they have invented a blood-relationship between Him and the Jinns: but the Jinns know (quite well) that they have indeed to appear (before his Judgment- Seat)! 

159 . Glory to Allah. (He is free) from the things they ascribe (to Him)! 

160 . Not (so do) the Servants of Allah, sincere and devoted. 

161 . For, verily, neither ye nor those ye worship- 

162 . Can lead (any) into temptation concerning Allah, 

163 . Except such as are (themselves) going to the blazing Fire! 

164 . (Those ranged in ranks say): "Not one of us but has a place appointed; 

165 . "And we are verily ranged in ranks (for service); 

166 . "And we are verily those who declare (Allah's) glory!" 

167 . And there were those who said, 

168 . "If only we had had before us a Message from those of old, 

169 . "We should certainly have been Servants of Allah, sincere (and devoted)!" 

170 . But (now that the Qur'an has come), they reject it: But soon will they know! 

171 . Already has Our Word been passed before (this) to our Servants sent (by Us), 

172 . That they would certainly be assisted, 

173 . And that Our forces,- they surely must conquer. 

174 . So turn thou away from them for a little while, 

175 . And watch them (how they fare), and they soon shall see (how thou farest)! 

176 . Do they wish (indeed) to hurry on our Punishment? 

177 . But when it descends into the open space before them, evil will be the morning for those who were warned (and heeded not)! 

178 . So turn thou away from them for a little while, 

179 . And watch (how they fare) and they soon shall see (how thou farest)! 

180 . Glory to thy Lord, the Lord of Honour and Power! (He is free) from what they ascribe (to Him)! 

181 . And Peace on the messengers! 

182 . And Praise to Allah, the Lord and Cherisher of the Worlds.  




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Surah Translations

1 . The Opening 2 . The Cow 3 . The Family of 'Imran, The House of 'Imran 4 . Women (an-Nisa) 5 . The Table, The Table Spread (al-Ma’idah) 6 . Cattle, Livestock (al-An’am) 7 . The Heights (al-A’raf) 8 . Spoils Of War, Booty (al-Anfal) 9 . Repentance, Dispensation (at-Taubah) 10 . Jonah 11 . Hud 12 . Joseph 13 . The Thunder 14 . Abraham 15 . Al-hijr, Stoneland, Rock City 16 . The Bee 17 . Isra', The Night Journey, Children Of Israel 18 . The Cave 19 . Mary 20 . Ta-ha 21 . The Prophets 22 . The Pilgrimage 23 . The Believers 24 . Light 25 . The Criterion, The Standard 26 . The Poets 27 . The Ant, The Ants 28 . The Story, Stories 29 . The Spider 30 . The Romans, The Byzantines 31 . Luqman 32 . The Prostration, Worship, Adoration 33 . The Clans, The Coalition, The Combined Forces 34 . Saba, Sheba 35 . The Angels, Orignator 36 . Ya-sin 37 . Those Who Set The Ranks, Drawn Up In Ranks 38 . Sad, (the Letter) Sad ( S ) 39 . The Troops, Throngs 40 . The Believer, The Forgiver (god) 41 . (signs) Spelled Out 42 . Councel, Consultation 43 . Ornaments Of Gold, Luxury 44 . Smoke 45 . Crouching 46 . The Wind-curved Sandhills, The Dunes 47 . Muhammad 48 . Victory, Conquest 49 . The Private Apartments, The Inner Apartments 50 . Qaf, (the Letter), ( Q ) 51 . The Winnowing Winds 52 . The Mount 53 . The Star 54 . The Moon 55 . The Beneficent, The Mercy Giving 56 . The Event, The Inevitable 57 . Iron 58 . She That Disputeth, The Pleading Woman 59 . Exile, Banishment 60 . She That Is To Be Examined, Examining Her 61 . The Ranks, Battle Array 62 . The Congregation, Friday 63 . The Hypocrites 64 . Mutual Disillusion, Haggling 65 . Divorce 66 . Banning, Prohibition 67 . The Sovereignty, Control 68 . The Pen, (the Letter) 69 . The Reality 70 . The Ascending Stairways, Staircases Upward, Sckeptic 71 . Noah 72 . The Jinn, Sprites 73 . The Enshrouded One, Bundled Up 74 . The Cloaked One, The Man Wearing A Cloak 75 . The Rising Of The Dead, Resurrection 76 . Time, Man, (every) Man, This (day-and-)age 77 . The Emissaries, Winds Sent Forth 78 . The Tidings, The Announcement 79 . Those Who Drag Forth, Soul-snatchers 80 . He Frowned! 81 . The Overthrowing, Extinguished! Wrapping Things Up 82 . The Cleaving, Bursting Apart 83 . Defrauding, The Cheats, Cheating 84 . The Sundering, Splitting Open 85 . The Mansions Of The Stars, Constellations 86 . The Morning Star, The Nightcomer 87 . The Most High, Glory To Your Lord In The Highest 88 . The Overwhelming, The Pall 89 . The Dawn, Daybreak 90 . The City, This Countryside 91 . The Sun 92 . The Night 93 . The Morning Hours, Morning Bright! 94 . Solace, Consolation, Relief 95 . The Fig, The Figtree 96 . The Clot, Read! 97 . Power, Fate 98 . The Clear Proof, Evidence 99 . The Earthquake 100 . The Courser, The Chargers 101 . The Calamity, The Stunning Blow, The Disaster 102 . Rivalry In World Increase, Competition 103 . The Declining Day, Eventide, The Epoch 104 . The Traducer, The Gossipmonger 105 . The Elephant 106 . Winter, Quraysh 107 . Small Kindnesses, Almsgiving, Have You Seen? 108 . Abundance, Plenty 109 . The Disbelievers, Atheists 110 . Succour, Divine Support 111 . Palm Fibre, The Flame 112 . The Unity, Sincerity, Oneness Of Allah 113 . The Daybreak, Dawn 114 . Mankind
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