Surat Al-Zummar (The Groups) No. 39
the name of The God (ALLAH) , the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
revelation of this Book is from (The God) ALLAH, the Mighty, the Wise.
it is WE Who have revealed the Book to thee comprising the whole truth, so
worship ALLAH, being sincere to HIM in obedience.
it is to ALLAH alone that sincere obedience is due. And those who take as
protectors others beside HIM, say, `We serve them only that they may bring us
near to ALLAH in station.' Surely, ALLAH will judge between them concerning that
wherein they differ. Surely, ALLAH guides not him who is an ungrateful liar.
ALLAH had desired to take to Himself a son, HE could have chosen whom HE pleased
out of what HE creates. Holy is HE ! HE is ALLAH, the One, the Most Supreme.
created the heavens and the earth in accordance with the requirements of wisdom.
HE makes the night to cover the day, and HE makes the day to cover the night;
and he has pressed the sun and the moon into service; each pursues its course
until an appointed time. Remember, it is HE alone Who is the Mighty, the Great
created you from a single being; then from that HE made its mate; and HE has
sent down for you of the cattle eight pairs. HE creates you in the wombs of your
mothers, creation after creation, through three stages of darkness. This is
ALLAH, your Lord. HIS is the Kingdom. There is no god but HE. Wither then are
you being turned away ?
you are ungrateful, surely ALLAH is Self-Sufficient, being independent of you.
And HE is not pleased with ingratitude in HIS servants. But if you are grateful,
HE likes it in you. And no bearer of burden shall bear the burden of another.
Then to your Lord is your return; and HE will inform you of what you have been
doing. Surely, HE knows full well all that is hidden in the breasts.
when an affliction befalls man, he calls upon his Lord, turning penitently to
HIM. Then, when HE confers upon him
a favour from Himself, he forgets what he used to pray for before, and starts
assigning rivals to ALLAH, that he may lead people astray from HIS way. Say,
`Profit from thy disbelief a little; while in the end thou art, surely, of the
inmates of the Fire.'
he who prays devoutly to ALLAH in the hours of the night, prostrating himself
and standing in Prayer and fears the Hereafter and hopes for the mercy of his
Lord, like him who is disobedient ? Say,
`Are those who know equal to those who know not ?'
Verily, only those endowed with understanding will take heed.
`O ye MY servants who believe, fear your Lord. There is good for those who do
good in this life. And ALLAH's earth is spacious. Verily, the steadfast will
have their reward without measure.'
`Verily, I am commanded to worship ALLAH with sincere devotion,
I am commanded to be the foremost of those who submit to HIM.'
`Indeed I fear, if I disobey my Lord, the punishment of a grievous day.'
`It is ALLAH I worship in sincerest obedience to HIM.
to you, worship what you like beside HIM.' Say, `Surely, the real losers are
they who ruin their souls and their families on the day of Resurrection.' Beware
! that is, surely, the manifest
will have over them coverings of fire, and beneath them similar coverings. It is
this against which ALLAH warns HIS servants. `O MY servants, take ME, then, for
those who eschew the worship of false gods and turn to ALLAH - for them is glad
tidings. So give good tidings to MY servants.
listen to the Word and follow the best thereof. It is they whom ALLAH has
guided, and it is they who are really endowed with understanding.
he, then, against whom the sentence of punishment has become due, be saved ?
Canst thou rescue him who is in the Fire ?
for them who fear their Lord, there are lofty mansions, built over lofty
mansions, beneath which streams flow. ALLAH has made that promise; and ALLAH
breaks not HIS promise.
thou not seen that ALLAH sends down water from the sky, and causes it to flow in
springs in the earth and then brings forth thereby herbage of diverse hues ?
Then it dries up and thou seest it turn to yellow; then HE reduces it to
broken straw. In that, verily, is a reminder for men of understanding.
he then whose bosom ALLAH has opened for the acceptance of Islam, so that he
possesses a light from his Lord, like him who is grouping in the darkness of
disbelief ? Woe, then, to those
whose hearts are hardened against the remembrance of ALLAH !
They are in manifest error.
has sent down the Best Discourse - a Book, whose verses are mutually supporting
and repeated in diverse forms. The skins of those, who fear their Lord, do creep
at its recital, then their skins and their hearts soften to the remembrance of
ALLAH. Such is the guidance of ALLAH. HE
guides therewith whom HE pleases. And he whom ALLAH adjudges astray - he shall
have no guide.
he, then, who has only his own face to shield from the evil punishment on the
Day of Resurrection, like him who is secure ?
And it will be said to the wrongdoers, `Taste ye the recompense of what
you used to earn.'
who were before them, rejected Our Messengers, so the punishment came upon them
whence they knew not.
ALLAH made them taste humiliation in the present life and the punishment of the
Hereafter will certainly be greater, if they but knew.
indeed, WE have set forth for mankind all manner of parables in this Qur'an that
they may take heed.
have revealed the Qur'an in Arabic wherein there is no deviation from rectitude,
that they may become righteous.
sets forth a parable - a man belonging to several partners, who disagree with
one another, and a man belonging wholly to one man. Are the two equal in
condition ? All praise belongs to
ALLAH. But most of them know not.
thou wilt die, and surely, they too, will die.
surely, on the day of Resurrection you will dispute with one another before your
then, is more unjust than he who lies against ALLAH and he who rejects the truth
when it comes to him ? Is there not
in Hell an abode for the disbelievers ?
he who has brought the truth, and he who testifies to it as truth - these it is
who are the righteous.
will have with their Lord whatever they desire; that is the reward of those who
that ALLAH will remove from them the evil consequences of what they did, and
will give them their reward according to the best of their actions.
not ALLAH sufficient for HIS servant ? And yet they would frighten thee with those beside HIM. And
he whom ALLAH leaves in error - for him there is no guide.
him whom ALLAH guides - there is none to lead him astray. Is not ALLAH the
Mighty, the Lord of retribution ?
if thou ask them, `Who created the
heavens and the earth ?' They will,
surely, say, `ALLAH.' Say, `What
think ye, if ALLAH intends to do me harm, will those whom you call upon beside
ALLAH be able to remove the harm HE may intend ?
Or, if HE wills to show me mercy, could they withhold HIS mercy ?'
Say, `ALLAH is sufficient for me. In HIM trust those who would trust.'
`O my people, act as best as you can; I, too, am acting; soon shall you know,
it is unto whom comes a punishment that will disgrace him, and on whom there
descends an abiding punishment ?'
WE have revealed to thee the Book comprising all truth for the good of mankind.
So whoever follows guidance, follows it for the benefit of his own soul; and
whoever goes astray, goes astray only to its detriment. And thou art not a
guardian over them.
takes away the souls of men at the time of their death; and of those also that
are not yet dead, during their sleep. Then HE withholds those against which HE
has decreed death, and sends back the others till an appointed term. In that,
surely, are Signs for a people who reflect.
they taken intercessors beside ALLAH ? Say, `Even if they have no power over anything and no
`All intercession rests with ALLAH. To HIM belongs the Kingdom of the heavens
and the earth. And to HIM, then, shall you be brought back.'
when ALLAH alone is mentioned, the hearts of those, who believe not in the
Hereafter, shrink with aversion; but when those beside HIM are mentioned, behold
! they begin to rejoice.
`O ALLAH ! Originator of the
heavens and the earth; Knower of the unseen and the seen; Thou alone wilt judge
between Thy servants concerning that in which they differed.'
even if the wrongdoers possessed all that is in the earth, and the like thereof
in addition to it, they would, surely, seek to ransom themselves with it to
escape from the evil punishment on the Day of Resurrection, but there shall
appear unto them from ALLAH that which they had never thought of.
the evil consequences of what they had earned will become apparent to them and
that which they used to mock at will encompass them.
49. And when harm touches man, he cries unto US, but when WE
bestow on him a favour from US, he says, `This has been given to me on account
of my own knowledge.' Nay, it is only a trial; but most of them know not.
who were before said the same thing, yet all that they earned availed them not.
the evil consequences of what they had earned overtook them; and those who do
wrong form among these disbelievers - the evil consequences of what they earned
shall overtake them also and they cannot escape.
they not that ALLAH enlarges the provision for whomsoever HE pleases, and
straitens it for whomsoever HE pleases ? Verily, in that are Signs for a people who believe.
`O MY servants who have sinned against their souls, despair not of the mercy of
ALLAH, surely, ALLAH forgives all sins. Verily, HE is Most forgiving, Ever
turn to your Lord, and submit yourselves to HIM, before there comes unto you the
punishment; for then you shall not be helped;
follow the best Teaching that has been revealed to you from your Lord, before
the punishment comes upon you suddenly, while you perceive not.'
a soul should say, `O woe is me in that I neglected my duty in respect of ALLAH
! Surely, I was among the
lest it should say, `If ALLAH had guided me, I should certainly have been among
those who fully carry out their duties;
lest it should say, when it sees the punishment, `Would that there were for me a
return to the world, I would then be among those who do good.'
will be told, `Aye, there came to thee MY Signs, but thou didst treat them as
lies, and thou wast arrogant, and thou wast of the disbelievers.'
on the Day of Resurrection, thou wilt see those who lied against ALLAH that
their faces shall be overcast with gloom. Is there not in Hell an abode for the
ALLAH will deliver the righteous from all troubles and will confer success upon
them; evil shall not touch them, nor shall they grieve.
is the creator of all things, and HE is Guardian over all things.
HIM belong the keys of the heavens and the earth; and as for those who
disbelieve in the Signs of ALLAH, these it is who are the losers.
`Is it other gods than ALLAH that ye bid me worship, O ignorant ones ?'
verily it has been revealed to thee as unto those before thee, `If thou
associate partners with ALLAH, thy work shall, surely, come to naught and thou
shalt certainly be of the losers.'
worship ALLAH and be thou among the grateful.
they have not formed a true concept of the attributes of ALLAH. And the entire
earth will be under HIS complete control on the Day of Resurrection, and the
heavens rolled up in HIS right hand. Glory be to HIM and exalted is HE above
that which they associate with HIM.
68. And the trumpet will be blown, and all who are in the heavens
and all who are in the earth will fall down in a swoon, except those whom ALLAH
will be pleased to spare. Then it will be blown a second time, and lo !
they will be standing, awaiting judgment.
the earth will shine with the light of her Lord, and the Book will be laid open
before them, and the Prophets and the witnesses will be brought, and judgment
will be given between them with justice, and they will not be wronged.
every soul will be fully rewarded for what it did. And HE knows well what they
those who disbelieve will be driven to Hell in troops until, when they arrive
there, its gates will be opened, and its Keepers will say to them, `Did not the
Messengers from among yourselves come to you, reciting unto you the Signs of
your Lord, and warning you of the meeting of this day of yours ?' They will say,
`Yea, but the word of the punishment was bound to be fulfilled in respect of the
will be said, `Enter ye the gates of Hell, abiding therein. And evil is the
abode of the arrogant.'
And those, who feared their Lord, will be conducted to Heaven in groups
until when they arrive there, its gates will be opened and its Keepers will say
to them, `Peace be upon you ! be ye
happy, and enter it, abiding therein.'
they will say, `All praise belongs to ALLAH Who has made good to us HIS promise,
and has given us the earth to inherit, we shall make our abode in the Garden
wherever we please.' How excellent is the reward of the righteous workers !
And thou wilt see the angels going round the
Throne, glorifying their Lord with HIS praise, and judgment will be given
between the people with justice. And it will be said, `All praise belongs to
ALLAH, the Lord of the worlds.'
Islam is the complete submission and obedience
to Allah (God). Allah is the personal name of God.
What do Muslims believe about Allah?
1. He is the one God, Who has no partner.
2. Nothing is like Him. He is the Creator, not
created, nor a part of His creation.
3. He is All-Powerful, absolutely Just.
4. There is no other entity in the entire
universe worthy of worship besides Him.
5. He is First, Last, and Everlasting; He was
when nothing was, and will be when nothing else remains.
6. He is the All-Knowing, and All-Merciful,the
Supreme, the Sovereign.
7. It is only He Who is capable of granting
life to anything.
8. He sent His Messengers (peace be upon them)
to guide all of mankind.
9. He sent Muhammad (pbuh) as the last Prophet
and Messenger for all mankind.
book is the Holy Qur'an, the only authentic revealed book in the world that has
been kept without change.
11. Allah knows what is in our hearts.
These are some of the basic guidelines Muslims follow in their
faith in God:
any anthropomorphism (human qualities) from their conception of Allah. His
attributes are not like
human attributes, despite similar labels or
2. Have unwavering faith in exactly what Allah
and Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) described Allah to be, no more, no less.
3. Eradicate any hope or desire of learning or
knowing the modality of His names and attributes.
4. Belief totally in all the names and
attributes of Allah; one cannot believe in some and disbelieve the others.
5. One cannot accept the names
of Allah without their associated attributes, i.e. one cannot say He is Al-Hayy
- 'The Living' and then say that He is without life.
6. Similarity in names (or meanings) does not
imply similarity in what is being described (referents). As a robotics arm
differs from a human arm, so the "hand" of Allah is nothing like a
human hand, His speech is nothing like human speech, etc.
7. Certain words are ambiguous or vague in
their meanings, and thus may be susceptible to misinterpretation. Only those
meanings that are in accordance with what is specified by Allah and His Prophet
(pbuh) are acceptable.
So The name Allah (God) in Islam never
refers to Muhammad (pbuh), as many Christians may think; Muhammad is just a
slave and a prophet of ALLAH to the whole universe.
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