45. Al-Jathiyah (The Kneeling)

Meccan, 37 verses

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

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

  2. Revelation of the book is from God, the powerful, the wise.

  3. Indeed there are signs in the skies and the earth for the believers.

  4. And there are signs in your creation and creatures that He scatters (throughout the earth) for people who are certain.

  5. And the alternation between night and day, and what God sends down as provision from the sky (rain), then He gives life to the earth after its death with it, and changing of the winds, are signs for people who understand.

  6. These are God's signs that We read them to you in truth. So in what saying do they believe after God and His signs?

  7. Woe to every lying sinner,

  8. who hears God's signs that is read to him, then he arrogantly insists (on his disbelief), as if he did not hear them. So give him the news of a painful punishment.

  9. And when he learns something from Our signs, he takes it as a joke. They will have a humiliating punishment.

  10. Ahead of them is hell, and what they did is of no use to them at all, and neither is what they took as protectors/masters besides God. And a painful punishment will be theirs.

  11. This (Quran) is guidance, and those who disbelieve in their Lord’s signs will have a punishment of painful filth.

  12. God is the One Who brought the sea under your control (and at your service) so that the ships sail for you in it by His command, and so that you look for His bounty and you may be thankful.

  13. And He brought whatever is in the skies and whatever is on the earth under your control (and at your service), all of which are from Him. Indeed there are signs in that for people who think.

  14. Tell those who believe, to forgive those who do not hope for God's days, so that He rewards people for what they were doing.

  15. Whoever does good, it is for himself, and whoever does bad, it is against himself, then you will be returned to your Lord.

  16. And We certainly gave children of Israel the book and the authority and the prophethood, and We provided them with good things, and We preferred them over all other people.

  17. And We gave them clear evidences in the matter (of religion), then they disagreed because of jealousy between them only after knowledge had come to them. Indeed your Lord judges between them regarding what they were disagreeing about on the Resurrection Day.

  18. Then We put you on a legislation of the affairs (of religion), so follow it and do not follow the desires of those who do not know.

  19. Indeed they will never be of any use to you against God at all. And indeed the wrongdoers are protectors (and supporters) of each other, and God is protector of those who are cautious (of Him).

  20. This (Quran) is enlightenment for people, and a guide and a mercy for people who are certain.

  21. Or do those who commit bad deeds think that We make them equal, in their life and in their death, to those who believe and do good? They judge badly.

  22. And God created the skies and the earth with truth (and purpose), so that every person is rewarded for what it did, and they will not be wronged.

  23. Have you seen the one who has taken his desires as his god? God misguided him (according to His laws) in spite of his knowledge and sealed his hearing and his heart and put a cover on his eye? Who guides him after God? Do you not take notice?

  24. And they say: “There is nothing except our life of this world, we die and we live (and world goes on), and only time destroys us.” They have no knowledge of this, they only guess.

  25. And when Our clear verses are read to them, their only argument is to say: “Bring our fathers back if you are truthful.”

  26. Say: “God gives you life, then makes you die, then gathers you on the Resurrection Day that there is no doubt about it, but most people do not know.

  27. And the rule of the skies and the earth belongs to God. And on a day that the Hour establishes, on that day the falsifiers (and the followers of falsehood) lose.”

  28. And you see every community kneeling down, every community is called onto its book (and is told:) “Today, you are rewarded for what you used to do.

  29. This is Our book speaking against you with the truth. We were writing out whatever you were doing.”

  30. As for those who believe and did good, their Lord admits them into His mercy. That is the clear victory.

  31. And as for those who disbelieved (they are told:) “Were not My verses read to you? But you were arrogant and you were guilty people.”

  32. And when it was said: “God’s promise is indeed true, and there is no doubt about the Hour.” you (disbelievers) said: “We do not know what the Hour is, we think it is only a guess, and we are not certain.”

  33. And badness of what they did appears to them, and what they used to ridicule surrounds them.

  34. And it is said: “Today, We forget you as you forgot meeting of this day of yours, and your housing will be the fire, and there is no helper for you,

  35. that is because you took God’s signs as a joke and this world’s life deceived you.” So this day they will not be taken out of it (the fire), and they will not be allowed to plea (to appease God).

  36. All praise belongs to God, the Lord of the skies and the Lord of the earth, the Lord of humankind.

  37. And the greatness (and the majesty) in the skies and the earth belongs to Him, and He is the powerful, the wise.