41. Fussilat (Explained)

Meccan, 54 verses

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

  1. H. M. (Ha. Mim.)

  2. A revelation from the beneficent, the merciful.

  3. A book that its verses are fully explained, a Quran in Arabic for people who know,

  4. giver of good news and a warner, but most of them stay away and they do not listen.

  5. And they said: “Our hearts are in a cover from what you call us to it, and in our ears is deafness, and there is a barrier between us and between you, so do (what you can), and indeed we are doers (as we please).”

  6. Say: “I am only a human being like you, it is revealed to me that your god is the One god, so go straight to Him and ask his forgiveness, and woe to the idolaters,

  7. those who do not give to mandatory charity, and they are disbelievers in the Hereafter.”

  8. Indeed those who believe and do good have an unending reward.

  9. Say: “Do you really disbelieve in the One Who created the earth in two days/stages? And you set up equals for Him? That is the Lord of humankind.”

  10. He placed in it firm mountains (rising) above it, and He blessed it, and He assigned its foods in it in four stages, equally (available) to those who ask.

  11. Moreover, He turned to the sky while it was a smoke (cloud of gas), then He said to it and to the earth: “Come willingly or unwillingly.” They both said: “We come willingly.”

  12. Then He completed them, as seven skies in two days/stages and revealed to each sky its order. And We beautified the sky of the world with lamps (stars) and as a shield. That is the ordinance of the powerful, the knowledgeable.

  13. So if they stay away, then say: “I warn you of a thunderbolt like thunderbolt of Aad and Thamud.”

  14. When the messengers came to them from in front of them and from behind them (saying:) “Serve none but God.” They said: “If our Lord wanted, He would have sent down angels, so indeed we disbelieve in what you were sent with it.”

  15. And as for Aad, they were unjustifiably arrogant on the earth, and they said: “Who is more powerful than us?” Did they not see that God, the One Who created them, is more powerful than them? And they used to reject Our signs.

  16. So We sent a brutal cold wind upon them for several miserable days so that We make them taste the humiliating punishment in this world’s life while the punishment of the Hereafter is certainly more humiliating, and they will not be helped.

  17. And as for the Thamud, We guided them but they preferred blindness over guidance, so thunderbolt of the degrading punishment took them, because of what they used to do.

  18. And We saved those who believed and used to be cautious (of Us).

  19. And on a day when the enemies of God are gathered toward the fire while they are restrained,

  20. until they come to it (the fire), their ears and their eyes and their skins testify against them for what they used to do.

  21. And they say to their skins: “Why did you testify against us?” They (their skins) say: “God made us speak, the One Who makes everything speak, and He created you the first time and (now) you are returned to Him.”

  22. You did not use to hide (your sins) so that your ears and your eyes and your skins do not testify against you (because you did not believe they will), but you assumed that God does not know most of what you do.

  23. And that thinking of yours, which you assumed about your Lord, destroyed you and so you became of the losers.

  24. And if they are patient, then (they will find out that) the fire is the place for them, and if they want to plea (to appease God), they are not of those whose plea is accepted.

  25. And We assigned companions for them who made what is in front of them and what is behind them look beautiful to them, and they deserved the word (of punishment that was decided) for groups of Jinn and humans who passed away before them, indeed they were losers.

  26. And those who disbelieve say: “Do not listen to this Quran, and talk nonsense in it (when it is read) so that you may win.”

  27. And We shall make those who disbelieve taste a severe punishment, and We shall punish them for the worst of what they used to do.

  28. That is the punishment of God’s enemies, the fire, they have the eternal home in it, as a reward because they were rejecting Our signs.

  29. And those who disbelieved will say: “Our Lord, show us those among Jinn and humans who misguided us so that we put them under our feet (and stomp on them) such that they become of the lowest ones.”

  30. Indeed those who said our Lord is God, then they stood firm, the angels come down to them (saying:) “Do not be afraid and do not be sad and receive the good news of the garden that you were being promised.”

  31. We are your protectors (and friends) in this world's life and in the Hereafter, and you will have whatever you desire in there and you will have whatever you ask for in it,

  32. a reception from the merciful forgiver.

  33. Whose word is better than someone who invites to God and does good and says: “I am of the submitted ones?”

  34. And the good and the bad are not equal. Repel (and respond to badness) with what is better, then all of a sudden someone that there is an enmity between you and him becomes as if he is your close friend.

  35. And no one is given that (character) except those who persevere (and are patient), and no one is given that except those who have a great fortune.

  36. And if a temptation of Satan tempts you, seek God’s protection, as He hears all, knows all.

  37. And among His signs are the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. Do not show humbleness for the sun or the moon, but show humbleness before God, the One Who created them if you are serving Him alone.

  38. But if they are arrogant (do not be upset), as those who are with your Lord glorify Him by night and day and they do not get tired.

  39. And among His signs is that you see the earth is barren, then when We send down rain on it, it revives and it grows. Indeed the One Who gives it life certainly gives life to the dead. Indeed He is capable of everything.

  40. Indeed those who distort (and falsify) Our signs/verses are not hidden from Us. Is someone who is thrown into the fire better or someone who comes to the Judgment Day safely? Do what you want, indeed He sees whatever you do.

  41. Indeed those who disbelieve in the reminder when it comes to them (are inhabitants of the fire), and indeed it is a powerful (and compelling) book.

  42. The falsehood does not come to it from front of it or from behind it (nothing can ever prove it false), a revelation from the wise and praiseworthy.

  43. Nothing is said to you (and about you) except what has been said to the messengers before you. Indeed your Lord has forgiveness and has a painful punishment.

  44. And if We had made it a foreign language Quran, they would have certainly said: “Why its verses are not explained (in Arabic), a foreign language and an Arab?” Say: “It is guidance and healing for those who believe, and those who do not believe there is deafness in their ears and they are blind about it, (as if) they are called from a faraway place.”

  45. And We had certainly given Moses the book, then they disagreed about it. And if it was not for a word that previously came from your Lord, it would have been judged between them. And they are indeed in a serious doubt about it.

  46. Whoever does good, it is for himself and whoever does bad, it is against it and your Lord is not unjust to His servants.

  47. Knowledge of the Hour is referred to Him (alone). Fruits do not come out of their coverings, and a female does not get pregnant and gives birth without His knowledge. And on a day that He calls them (saying:) “Where are My associates?” they say: “We notified You that there is no witness among us.”

  48. And what they used to call on in the past abandoned them, and they realized that there is no way (or place) of escape for them.

  49. The human being does not get tired of praying for the good (things), but if badness touches him then he becomes hopeless and discouraged.

  50. And if We make him taste a mercy from Us after harm has touched him, he shall say: “This is because of me, and I do not think that the Hour will be established, and if (even) I am returned to my Lord, indeed there is better (things) for me with Him.” We shall inform those who disbelieved of what they did, and We shall make them taste from a severe punishment.

  51. And when We favor upon the human being, he turns away and moves away to his side, and when badness touches him then he has a lengthy prayer.

  52. Say: “What do you think if it (Quran) is from God and you disbelieve in it? Who is more mistaken than someone who is in extreme opposition (to it)?

  53. We are going to show them Our signs in the horizons (of universe) and in themselves until it is clarified for them that He is the truth. Or is it not enough that your Lord is indeed a witness over everything?

  54. Be aware that they are in doubt about meeting their Lord. Be aware that He surrounds everything.