Sura Al-Hajj (The Pilgrimage)
Sheikh / AbdulBaset AbdulSamad

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

    22:1-2 O people! Fear your Lord. Lo! The earthquake of the Hour (of Judgment) is a tremendous thing. On the Day when you behold it, every nursing mother will forget her nursling and every pregnant one will be delivered of her burden, and you (O Muhammad) will see people as drunken, yet they will not be drunken, but the punishment of God will be strong (upon them).

    22:3-4 Among people is he who disputes concerning God without knowledge, and follows each forward devil; for him it is decreed that whoever takes him for a friend, will verily be misled by him and he will guide him to the punishment of the Flame.

    22:5-7 O people! If you are in doubt concerning the Resurrection, then lo! We have created you from dust, then from a drop of seed, then from a clot, then from a little lump of flesh shapely and shapeless, that We may make (it) clear for you. And We cause what We will to remain in the wombs for an appointed time, and afterward We bring you forth as infants, then (give you growth) that you attain your full strength. And among you there is he who dies (young), and among you there is he who is brought back to the most abject time of life, so that, after knowledge, he knows nothing. And you (O Muhammad) see the earth barren, but when We send down water thereon, it does thrill and swell and put forth every lovely kind (of growth). That is because God, He is the Truth. Lo! He quickens the dead, and lo! He is Able to do all things; and because the Hour will come, there is no doubt thereof; and because God will raise those who are in the graves.

    22:8-10 And among people is he who disputes concerning God without knowledge or guidance or a Scripture giving light. Turning away in pride to deceive (men) from the way of God. For him in this world is humiliation, and on the Day of Resurrection We make him taste the punishment of burning. (And to him it will be said:) This is for that which your two hands have sent before, and because God is no oppressor of His slaves.

    22:11-13 And among people is he who worships God upon a narrow margin so that if good befalls him he is content with it, but if a trial befalls him, he falls away utterly. He loses both the world and the Hereafter. That is the sheer loss. He calls, beside God, to that which neither hurts him nor benefits him. That is the far error. He calls to him whose harm is nearer than his benefit; verily an evil patron and verily an evil friend!

    22:14 Lo! God causes those who believe and do good works to enter the Gardens underneath which rivers flow. Lo! God does what He intends.

    22:15-16 Whoever is wont to think (through envy) that God will not give him (Muhammad) victory in the world and the Hereafter (and is enraged at the thought of his victory), let him stretch a rope up to the roof (of his dwelling), and let him hang himself. Then let him see whether his strategy dispels that at which he rages! Thus We reveal it as plain revelations, and verily God guides whom He wills.

    22:17 Lo! Those who believe (this Revelation), and those who are Jews, and the Sabaeans and the Christians and the Magians and the idolaters – Lo! God will decide between them on the Day of Resurrection. Lo! God is Witness over all things.

    22:18 Have you not seen that to God pays adoration whoever is in the heavens and whoever is in the earth, and the sun, and the moon, and the stars, and the hills, and the trees, and the beasts, and many of people, while there are many to whom the punishment is justly due. He whom God scorns, there is none to give him honor. Lo! God does what He wills.

    22:19-22 These twain (the believers and the disbelievers) are two opponents who contend concerning their Lord. But as for those who disbelieve, garments of fire will be cut out for them; boiling fluid will be poured down on their heads. Whereby that which is in their bellies, and their skins too, will be melted; and for them are hooked rods of iron. Whenever, in their anguish, they would go forward from there they are driven back to it and (it is said to them): Taste the punishment of burning.

    22:23-24 Lo! God will cause those who believe and do good works to enter Gardens underneath which rivers flow, wherein they will be allowed armlets of gold, and pearls, and their raiment therein will be silk. They are guided to gentle speech; they are guided to the path of the Glorious One.

    22:25 Lo! Those who disbelieve and bar (people) from the way of God and from the Inviolable Place of Worship, which We have appointed for people together, the dweller therein and the nomad; who ever inclines to evil actions, We shall cause him to taste a painful punishment.

    22:26-33 And (remember) when We prepared for Abraham the place of the (Holy) House, saying: Ascribe you no thing as partner to Me, and purify My House for those who make the round (thereof) and those who stand and those who bow and make prostration. And proclaim to people the pilgrimage. They will come to you on foot and on every lean camel; they will come from every deep ravine. That they may witness things that are of benefit to them, and mention the name of God on appointed days over the beast of cattle that He has bestowed upon them. Then eat thereof and feed with it the poor unfortunate. Then let them make an end of their unkemptness and pay their vows and go around the Ancient House. That (is the command). And whoever magnifies the sacred things of God, it will be well for him in the sight of his Lord. The cattle are lawful to you except that which has been told to you. So shun the filth of idols, and shun lying speech. Turning to God (only), not ascribing partners to Him; for whoever ascribes partners to God, it is as if he had fallen from the sky and the birds had snatched him or the wind had blown him to a far off place. That (is the command). And whoever magnifies the offerings consecrated to God, it surely is from piety of the heart. Therein are benefits for you for an appointed term; and afterward they are brought for sacrifice to the Ancient House.

    22:34-35 And for every nation We have appointed a ritual, that they may mention the name of God over the beast of cattle that He has given them for food; and your God is One God, therefore surrender to Him. And give good tidings (O Muhammad) to the humble. Whose hearts fear when God is mentioned, and the patient of whatever may befall them, and those who establish worship and who spend of that which We have bestowed on them.

    22:36-38 And the camels! We have appointed them among the ceremonies of God. Therein you have much good. So mention the name of God over them when they are drawn up in lines. Then when their flanks fall (dead), eat thereof and feed the beggar and the suppliant. Thus have We made them subject to you, that perhaps you may give thanks. Their flesh and their blood reach not God, but your piety reaches Him. Thus have We made them subject to you that you may magnify God that He has guided you. And give good tidings (O Muhammad) to the good. Lo! God defends those who are true. Lo! God loves not each treacherous ingrate.

    22:39-41 Sanction is given to those who fight because they have been wronged; and God is indeed Able to give them victory; those who have been driven from their homes unjustly only because they said: Our Lord is God – For had it not been for God's repelling some men by means of others, cloisters and churches and oratories and mosques, wherein the name of God is oft mentioned, would assuredly have been pulled down. Verily God helps one who helps Him. Lo! God is Strong, Almighty. Those who, if We give them power in the land, establish worship and pay the poor-due and enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong. And God's is the sequel of events.

    22:42-44 If they deny you (Muhammad), even so the folk of Noah, and (the tribes of) Aad and Thamud, before you, denied (Our Messengers); and the folk of Abraham and the folk of Lot; (and) the dwellers in Midian. And Moses was denied; but I indulged the disbelievers a long while, then I seized them, and how (terrible) was My abhorrence!

    22:45-47 How many a township have We destroyed while it was sinful, so that it lies (to this day) in ruins, and (how many) a deserted well and lofty tower! Have they not traveled in the land, and have they hearts with which to feel and ears with which to hear? For indeed it is not the eyes that grow blind, but it is the hearts, which are within the bosoms, that grow blind. And they will bid to you hasten on the punishment, and God fails not His promise, but lo! A Day with God is as a thousand years of what you reckon.

    22:48 And how many a township did I suffer long though it was sinful! Then I grasped it. To Me is the return.

    22:49-51 Say: O people! I am only a plain warner to you. Those who believe and do good works, for them is pardon and a rich provision; while those who strive to thwart Our revelations, such are rightful inhabitants of the Fire.

    22:52 Never sent We a Messenger or a Prophet before you but when He recited (the message) Satan proposed (opposition) in respect of that which he recited thereof. But God abolishes that which Satan proposes. Then God establishes His revelations. God is Knower, Wise.

    22:53-54 That He may make that which Satan proposes a temptation for those in whose hearts is a disease, and those whose hearts are hardened – Lo! The evildoers are in open schism – and those that have been given knowledge may know that it is the truth from your Lord, so that they may believe therein, and their hearts may submit humbly to Him. Lo! God verily is guiding those who believe to a right path.

    22:55-57 And those who disbelieve will not cease to be in doubt thereof until the Hour comes upon them unawares, or there comes to them the punishment of a disastrous day. The supreme power on that Day will be God's. He will judge between them. Then those who believed and did good works will be in Gardens of Delight, while those who disbelieved and denied Our revelations, for them will be a shameful punishment.

    22:58 Those who migrated for the cause of God and then were slain or died, verily God will provide for them a good provision. Lo! God, verily He is Best of all who make provision.

    22:59 Assuredly He will cause them to enter by an entry that they will love. Lo! God verily is the Knower, the Forbearing.

    22:60 That (is so). And whoever has retaliated with the like of that which he was made to suffer and then has (again) been wronged, God will succor him. Lo! God verily is, Mild, Forgiving.

    22:61 That is because God makes the night, pass into the day, and makes the day pass into the night, and because God is Hearer, Seer.

    22:62 That is because God, is the True, and that whereon they call instead of Him, it is the False, and because God, He is the High, the Great.

    22:63 See you not how God sends down water from the sky and then the earth becomes green upon the morrow? Lo! God is Subtle, Aware.

    22:64 To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. Lo! God, verily He is the Absolute, the Owner of praise.

    22:65 Have you not seen how God has made all that is in the earth subservient to you? And the ship runs upon the sea by His command, and He holds back the heaven from falling on the earth unless by His leave. Lo! God is, for people, full of pity, Merciful.

    22:66 And it is He, Who gave you life, then He will cause you to die, and then will give you life (again). Lo! Man is verily an ingrate.

    22:67-70 To each nation have We given sacred rites which they are to perform; so let them not dispute with you of the matter, but summon you to your Lord. Lo! You indeed follow right guidance. And if they wrangle with you, say: God is Best Aware of what you do. God will judge between you on the Day of Resurrection concerning that wherein you used to differ. Have you not known that God knows all that is in the heaven and the earth? Lo! It is in a record. Lo! That is easy for God.

    22:71-72 And they worship instead of God that for which no warrant has been revealed to them, and that whereof they have no knowledge. For evildoers there is no helper. And when Our revelations are recited to them, you know the denial in the faces of those who disbelieve; they all but attack those who recite Our revelations to them. Say: Shall I proclaim to you worse than that? The Fire! God has promised it for those who disbelieve. An evil journey's end!

    22:73-74 O people! A similitude is coined, so pay you heed to it: Lo! Those on whom you call beside God will never create a fly though they combine together for the purpose. And if the fly took something from them, they could not rescue it. So weak are (both) the seeker and the sought! They measure not God His rightful measure. Lo! God is Strong, Almighty.

    22:75 God chooses from the angels Messengers, and (also) from humankind. Lo! God is Hearer, Seer.

    22:76 He knows all that is before them and all that is behind them, and to God all things are returned.

    22:77-78 O you who believe! Bow down and prostrate yourselves, and worship your Lord, and do good, that perhaps you may prosper. And fight hard for God with the endeavor, which is His right. He has chosen you and has not laid upon you in religion any hardship the faith of your father Abraham (is yours). He has named you Muslims of old time and in this (Scripture), that the Messenger may be a witness against you, and that you may be witnesses against people. So establish worship, pay the poor-due, and hold fast to God. He is your Guardian (and Protector). A blessed Patron and a blessed Helper!