Sura Al-Ahqaf (The Curved Sand-hills)
Sheikh / Mohammad Ayyoob

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

    46:1-2 Ha. Mim. The revelation of the Scripture is from God, the Mighty, and the Wise .

    46:3-4 We created not the heavens and the earth and all that is between them except with truth, and for a term appointed. But those that disbelieve turn away from that whereof they are warned. Say (to them, O Muhammad): Have you thought on all that you invoke beside God? Show me what they have created of the earth. Or have they any portion in the heavens? Bring me a Scripture before this (Scripture), or some vestige of knowledge (in support of what you say), if you are truthful.

    46:5-6 And who is further astray than those who, instead of God, pray to such as hear not their prayer until the Day of Resurrection, and are unconscious of their prayer, and when people are gathered (to the Judgment) will become enemies for them, and will become deniers of having been worshipped.

    46:7-8 And when Our clear revelations are recited to them, who disbelieve say of the Truth when it reaches them: This is mere magic. Or say they: He has invented it? Say (O Muhammad): If I have invented it, still you have no power (to protect me) against God. He is Best Aware of what you say among yourselves concerning it. He suffices for a witness between me and you, And He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.

    46:9-10 Say: I am no new thing among the Messengers (of God), nor know I what will be done with me or with you. I do but follow that which is inspired in me, and I am but a plain warner. Have you not considered: If it is from God and you disbelieve therein, and a witness of the Children of Israel has already testified to the like thereof and has believed, and you are too proud (what plight is yours)? Lo! God, guides not wrongdoing folk.

    46:11-12 And those who disbelieve say of those who believe: If it had been (any) good, they would not have been before us in attaining it. And since they will not be guided by it, they say: This is an ancient lie; when before it there was the Scripture of Moses, an example and a mercy; and this is a confirming Scripture in the Arabic language, that it may warn those who do wrong and bring good tidings for the righteous.

    46:13-14 Lo! Those who say: our Lord is God, and thereafter walks aright, no fear shall come upon them neither shall they grieve. Such are rightful inhabitants of the Garden, immortal thereafter as a reward for what they used to do.

    46:15-16 And We have commended to man kindness toward parents. His mother bears him with hardship, and brings him forth with hardship, and the bearing of him and the weaning of him is thirty months, till, when he attains full strength and reaches forty years, he says: My Lord! Arouse me that I may give thanks for the favor with which You have favored me and my parents, and that I may do right, acceptable to You. And be gracious to me in the matter of my seed. Lo! I have turned to You repentant, and lo! I am of the Muslims (those who surrender to You). Those are they from whom We accept the best of what they do, and overlook their evil deeds. (They are) among the inhabitants of the Garden. This is the true promise, which they were promised (in the world).

    46:17-18 And whoever says to his parents: Fie upon you both! Do you threaten me that I shall be brought forth (again) when generations before me have passed away? And they both cry to God for help (and say): Woe to you! Believe! Lo! The promise of God is true. But he said: This is nothing except fables of the men of old. Such are those on whom the Word concerning nations of the jinn and humankind, which have passed away before them has effect. Lo! They are the losers.

    46:19-20 And for all there will be ranks from what they do, that He may pay them for their deeds! And they will not be wronged. And on the Day when those who disbelieve are exposed to the Fire (it will be said): You squandered your good things in the life of the world and sought comfort therein. Now this day you are rewarded with the punishment of humiliation because you were disdainful in the land without a right and because you used to transgress.

    46:21-25 And make mention (O Muhammad) of the brother of Aad when he warned his folk among the wind-curved sand hills – and verily warners came and went before and after him – saying: Worship none but God. Lo! I fear for you the punishment of a tremendous Day. They said: Have you come to turn us away from our gods? Then bring upon us that wherewith you threaten us, if you are of the truthful. He said: The knowledge is with God only. I convey to you that with which I have been sent, but I see you are a folk that know not. Then when they beheld, it a dense cloud coming toward their valleys, they said: Here is a cloud bringing us rain. Nay, but it is that which you did seek to hasten, a wind wherein is painful torment, destroying all things by commandment of its Lord. And morning found them so that nothing could be seen except their dwellings. Thus do We reward the guilty folk.

    46:26 And verily We had empowered them with that wherewith We have not empowered you, and had assigned them ears and eyes and hearts; but their ears and eyes and hearts availed them nothing since they denied the revelations of God; and what they used to mock befell them.

    46:27-28 And verily We have destroyed townships round about you, and displayed (for them) Our revelation, that perhaps they might return. Then why did those whom they had chosen for gods as a way of approach (to God) not help them? Nay, but they did fail them utterly. And (all) that was their lie, and what they used to invent.

    46:29-32 And when We inclined toward you (O Muhammad) certain of the jinn, who wished to hear the Quran and, when they were in its presence, said: Give ear! And, when it was finished, turned back to their people, warning. They said: O our people! Lo! We have heard a Scripture, which has been revealed after Moses, confirming that which was before it, guiding to the truth and a right road. O our people! Respond to God's summoner and believe in Him. He will forgive you some of your sins and guard you from a painful punishment. And whoever responds not to God's summoner he cannot escape in the earth, and you (can find) no helpers (and protectors) instead of Him. Such are in error manifest.

    46:33 Have they not seen that God, Who created the heavens and the earth and was not wearied by their creation, is Able to give life to the dead? Aye, He verily is Able to do all things.

    46:34 And on the Day when those who disbelieve are exposed to the Fire (they will be asked): Is not this real? They will say: Yes, by our Lord. He will say: Then taste the punishment for that you disbelieved.

    46:35 Then have patience (O Muhammad) even as the stout of heart among the Messengers (of old) had patience, and seek not to hasten on the punishment for them. On the Day when they see that which they are promised (it will seem to them) as though they had tarried but an hour of daylight. A clear message. Shall any be destroyed except evil doing folk?