Sura Az-Zukhruf (The Gold Adornments)
Sheikh / AbdulBaset AbdulSamad

  • In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

    43:1-5 Ha. Mim. By the Scripture which makes plain, lo! We have appointed it a Lecture in Arabic that perhaps you may understand. And lo! In the Source of Decrees, which We possess, it is indeed sublime , decisive ; shall We utterly ignore you because you are a wanton folk?

    43:6-8 How many a Prophet did We send among the men of old! And never came there to them a Prophet but they used to mock him. Then we destroyed men mightier than these in prowess; and the example of the men of old has gone (before them).

    43:9-14 And if you (O Muhammad) ask them: Who created the heavens and the earth, they will surely answer: The Mighty, the Knower created them; who made the earth a resting place for you, and placed roads for you therein, that perhaps you may find your way; and who sends down water from the sky in (due) measure, and We revive a dead land therewith. Even so will you be brought forth, He who created all the pairs, and appointed for you ships and cattle whereupon you ride. That you may mount upon their backs, and may remember your Lord"s favor when you mount thereon, and may say: Glorified be He Who has subdued these to us, and we were not capable (of subduing them), and lo! To our Lord we are returning.

    43:15-19 And they allot to Him a portion of His bondmen! Lo! Man is verily a mere ingrate. Or chooses He daughters of all that He has created, and honors He you with sons? And if one of them has tidings of that which he likens to the Beneficent One, his face becomes black and he is full of inward rage. (Liken they then to God) that which is bred up in outward show, and in dispute cannot make itself plain? And they make the angels, who are the slaves of the Beneficent, females. Did they witness their creation? Their testimony will be recorded and they will be questioned.

    43:20-25 And they say: If the Beneficent One had (so) willed, we should not have worshipped them. They have no knowledge whatsoever of that. They do but guess. Or have We given them any Scripture before (this Quran) so that they are holding fast thereto? Nay, for they say only: Lo! We found our fathers following a religion, and we are guided by their footsteps. And even so We sent not a warner before you (O Muhammad) into any township but its luxurious ones said: Lo! We found our fathers following a religion, and we are following their footprints. (And the warner) said: What! Even though I bring you better guidance than that you found your fathers following? They answered: Lo! In what you bring we are disbelievers. So We requited them. Then see the nature of the consequence for the rejecters!

    43:26-28 And when Abraham said to his father and his folk: Lo! I am innocent of what you worship except Him Who did create me, for He will surely guide me. And he made it a Word enduring among his seed that perhaps they might return.

    43:29-31 Nay, but I let these and their fathers enjoy life (only) till there should come to them the Truth and a Messenger making plain. And now that the Truth has come to them they say: This is mere magic, and lo! We are disbelievers therein. And they say: If only this Quran had been revealed to some great man of the two towns?

    43:32 Is it they who apportion their Lord"s mercy? We have apportioned among them their livelihood in the life of the world, and raised some of them above others in rank that some of them may take labor from others; and the mercy of your Lord is better than (the wealth) that they amass.

    43:33-35 And were it not that people would have become one community, We might well have appointed, for those who disbelieve in the Beneficent, roofs of silver for their houses and stairs (of silver) whereby to mount, and for their houses, doors (of silver) and couches of silver whereon to recline, and ornaments of gold. Yet all that would have been but a provision of the life of the world. And the Hereafter with your Lord would have been for those who are pious.

    43:36-39 And he whose sight is dim to the remembrance of the Beneficent, We assign to him a devil who becomes his comrade, and lo! They surely turn them from the way of God, and yet they deem that they are rightly guided; till, when he comes to Us, he says (to his comrade): Ah, would that between me and you there were the distance of the two horizons – an evil comrade! And it profits you not this Day, because you did wrong, that you would be sharers in the punishment.

    43:40-45 Can you (O Muhammad) make the deaf hear, or can you guide the blind or him who is in error manifest? And if We take you away, We surely shall take vengeance on them, or (if) We show you that with which We threaten them; for lo! We have complete command of them. So hold you fast to that which is inspired in you. Lo! You are on a right path. And lo! It is in truth a Reminder for you and for your folk; and you will be questioned. And ask those of Our Messengers whom We sent before you: Did We ever appoint gods to be worshipped beside the Beneficent?

    43:46-56 And verily We sent Moses with Our revelations to Pharaoh and his chiefs, and he said: I am a Messenger of the Lord of the Worlds. But when he brought them Our signs, behold! They laughed at them. And every sign that We showed them was greater than its sister (sign), and we grasped them with the torment, that perhaps they might turn again. And they said: O wizard; Entreat your Lord for us by the pact that He has made with you. Lo! We verily will be guided. But when We eased them of the torment, behold! They broke their word. And Pharaoh caused a proclamation to be made among his people saying: O my people! Is not mine the kingdom of Egypt and these rivers flowing under me? Can you not then discern? I am surely better than this fellow, who is despicable, and can hardly make (his meaning) plain! Why, then, have armlets of gold not been set upon him, or angels sent along with him? Thus he persuaded his people to make light (of Moses), and they obeyed him. Lo! They were a wanton folk. So, when they angered Us, We punished them and drowned them, every one. And We made them a thing past, and an example for those after (them).

    43:57-62 And when the son of Mary is quoted as an example, behold! The folk laugh out, and say: Are our gods better, or is he? They raise not the objection except for argument. Nay! But they are a contentious folk. He is nothing but a slave on whom We bestowed favor, and We made him a pattern for the Children of Israel. And had We willed We could have set among you angels to be viceroys in the earth. And lo! Verily there is knowledge of the Hour. So doubt you not concerning it, but follow Me. This is the right path. And let not Satan turn you aside. Lo! He is an open enemy for you.

    43:63-67 When Jesus came with clear proofs (of God"s supreme power), he said: I have come to you with wisdom, and to make plain some of that concerning which you differ. So keep your duty to God, and obey me. Lo! God, He is my Lord and your Lord. So worship Him. This is a right path. But the factions among them differed. Then woe to the wrongdoers from the punishment of a painful day. Await they anything except the Hour that it shall come upon them suddenly, when they know not? Friends on that Day will be foes to one another, except those who kept their duty (to God).

    43:68-73 O My slaves! For you there is no fear this Day, nor is it you who grieve; (you) who believed Our revelations and were Muslims, enter the Garden, you and your wives, to be made glad. Therein are brought round for them trays of gold and goblets, and therein is all that souls desire and eyes find sweet. And you are immortal therein. This is the Garden, which you are made to inherit because of what you used to do. Therein for you is fruit in plenty from which to eat.

    43:74-78 Lo! The guilty are immortal in Hell"s torment. It is not relaxed for them, and they despair therein. We wronged them not, but they it was who did the wrong. And they cry: O master! Let your Lord make an end of us. He says: Lo! Here you must remain. We verily brought the Truth to you, but you were, most of you, averse to the Truth.

    43:79-80 Or do they determine any thing (against the Prophet)? Lo! We (also) are determining. Or deem they that We cannot hear their secret thoughts and private confidences? Nay, but Our envoys, present with them, records.

    43:81-82 Say (O Muhammad): The Beneficent One has no son. I am first among the worshippers. Glorified be the Lord of the heavens and the earth, the Lord of the Throne, from that which they ascribe (to Him)!

    43:83-84 So let them flounder (in their talk) and play until they meet the Day, which they are promised. And it is He Who in the heaven is God, and in the earth God. He is the Wise, the Knower.

    43:85 And blessed be He to Whom belongs the supreme power of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, and with Whom is knowledge of the Hour, and to Whom you will be returned.

    43:86-87 And those to whom they cry instead of Him possess no power of intercession, except him who bears witness to the Truth knowingly. And if you ask them who created them, they will surely say: God. How then are they turned away?

    43:88-89 And he said: O my Lord! Lo! Those are a folk who believe not. Then bear with them (O Muhammad) and say: Peace. But they will come to know.

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