Sura Al-Hashr (The Gathering)
Sheikh / Mishary AlAfasy

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

    59:1 All that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth glorifies God, and He is the Mighty, the Wise.

    59:2-4 It is He Who has caused those of the People of the Scripture who disbelieved to go forth from their homes to the first exile. You deemed not that they would go forth, while they deemed that their strongholds would protect them from God. But God reached them from a place whereof they reckoned not, and cast terror in their hearts so that they ruined their houses with their own hands and the hands of the believers. So learn a lesson, O you who have eyes! And if God had not decreed migration for them, He verily would have punished them in this world, and theirs in the Hereafter is the punishment of the Fire. That is because they were opposed to God and His Messenger; and whoever is opposed to God, (for him) verily, God is stern in reprisal.

    59:5-6 Whatsoever palm trees you cut down or left standing on their roots, it was by God's leave, in order that He might disgrace the evildoers. And that which God gave as booty to His Messenger from them, you urged not any horse or riding camel for the sake thereof, but God gives His Messenger lordship over whom He wills. God is Able to do all things.

    59:7 That which God gives as booty to His Messenger from the people of the townships, it is for God and His Messenger and for the near of kin and the orphans and the needy and the wayfarer, that it become not a commodity between the rich among you. And whatsoever the Messenger gives you, take it. And whatsoever he forbids, abstain (from it). And keep your duty to God. Lo! God is stern in reprisal.

    59:8-10 And (it is) for the poor immigrants who have been driven out from their homes and their belongings, who seek bounty from God and help God and His Messenger. They are the loyal. Those who entered the city and the faith before them love these who migrated to them for refuge, and find in their breasts no need for that which has been given them, but prefer (the immigrants) above themselves though poverty become their lot. And whoever is saved from his own avarice – such are they who are successful. And those who came (into the faith) after them say: Our Lord! Forgive us and our brethren who were before us in the faith, and place not in our hearts any rancor toward those who believe. Our Lord! You are full of pity, Merciful.

    59:11-12 Have you not observed those who are hypocrites, (how) they tell their brethren who disbelieve among the People of the Scripture: If you are driven out, we surely will go out with you, and we will never obey anyone against you, and if you are attacked we verily will help you. And God bears witness that verily they are liars. (For) indeed if they are driven out they go not out with them, and indeed if they are attacked they help not, and indeed if they had helped them they would have turned and fled, and then they would not have been victorious.

    59:13-14 You are more awful as a fear in their bosoms than God. That is because they are a folk who understand not. They will not fight against you in a body except in fortified villages or from behind walls. Their adversity among themselves is very great. You think of them as a whole whereas their hearts are diverse. That is because they are a folk who have no sense.

    59:15-16 On the likeness of those (who suffered) a short time before them, they taste the ill effects of their conduct, and theirs is painful punishment. (And the hypocrites are) on the likeness of Satan when he tells man to disbelieve, then, when he disbelieves says: Lo! I am quit of you. Lo! I fear God, the Lord of the Worlds.

    59:17 And the consequence for both will be that they are in the Fire, therein abiding. Such is the reward of the evildoers.

    59:18-19 O you who believe! Observe your duty to God. And let every soul look to that which it sends on before for the morrow. And observe your duty to God! Lo! God is informed of what you do. And be not you as those who forgot God, therefore He caused them to forget their souls. Such are the evildoers.

    59:20 Not equal are the inhabitants of the Fire and the inhabitants of the Garden. The inhabitants of the Garden, they are the victorious.

    59:21 If We had caused this Quran to descend upon a mountain, you (O Muhammad) verily had seen it humbled, rent asunder by the fear of God. Such similitude coin We for people that perhaps they may reflect.

    59:22 He is God, other than whom there is no other god, the Knower of the invisible and the visible. He is the Beneficent, the Merciful.

    59:23 He is God, other than Whom there is no other god, the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One, Peace, the Giver of Security, the Guardian, the Majestic, the Compeller, the Supreme. Glorified be God from all that they ascribe as partner (to Him).

    59:24 He is God, the Creator, the Shaper out of nothing, the Fashioner. His are the most beautiful names. All that is in the heavens and the earth glorifies Him, and He is the Mighty, the Wise.