61. As-Saff (The Row)

Medinan, 14 verses

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

  1. Whatever is in the skies and whatever is on the earth glorifies God, and He is the powerful, the wise.

  2. You who believe, why do you say what you do not do?

  3. It is most hateful before God that you say what you do not do.

  4. God likes those who fight in His way in rows as if they were a solid structure.

  5. And when Moses said to his people: “My people, why do you harass me while you have known that I am God's messenger to you?” So when they deviated, God made their hearts deviate. And God does not guide disobedient people.

  6. And when Jesus, son of Mary, said: “Children of Israel, indeed I am God's Messenger to you, confirming what is before me in the Torah, and giving good news of a messenger coming after me, whose name (or whose attribute) is Ahmad (or praised one).” Then when he brought them clear evidences, they said: “This is an obvious magic.”

  7. Who is more wrong than someone who makes up a lie (and attributes it) to God while he is called to the submission (to God’s instructions)? God does not guide the wrongdoing people.

  8. They want to put out God's light with (words of) their mouths, while God completes His light even though the disbelievers dislike it.

  9. He is the One Who sent His messenger with the guidance and the right way of life (religion) in order to inform him about all of the religion (God's recommended way of life), even though the idolaters dislike it.

  10. You who believe, should I advise you of a deal that saves you from a painful punishment?

  11. Believe in God and His messenger, and try hard in God's way with your possessions and lives. That is better for you if you knew.

  12. He will forgive your sins, and will admit you into gardens which rivers flow through them and to good houses in eternal gardens. That is the great victory.

  13. And other (things that) you love, help from God and a forthcoming victory. And give good news to the believers.

  14. You who believe, be God's helpers, as Jesus, son of Mary, told his apostles: “Who are my helpers toward God?” The apostles said: “We are God's helpers.” So a group of children of Israel believed and a group disbelieved. Then We helped those who believed against their enemies, and they became victorious.