Ramadan 2013 Posts

Twenty Seventh Night of Ramadan

Sura adh-Dhariyat – Scattering Winds (051)

In the name of God, the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy

50. [So, say to them, Prophet], 'Quickly, turn to God– I am sent by Him to give you clear warning–

51. And do not set up any other god alongside Him. I am sent by Him to give you clear warning!'

52. Every previous people to whom a messenger was sent also said, 'A sorcerer, or maybe a madman!'

53. Did they tell one another to do this? No! They are a people who exceed all bounds,

54. So ignore them [Prophet]– you are not to blame–

55. And go on reminding [people], it is good for those who believe to be reminded.

56. I created jinn and mankind only to worship Me:

57. I want no provision from them, nor do I want them to feed Me–

58. God is the Provider, the Lord of Power, the Ever Mighty.

59. The evildoers, like their predecessors, will have a share of punishment– they need not ask Me to hasten it–

60. And woe betide those who deny the truth on the Day they have been promised.

Further on Allah, the Al-Mighty, says what can be interpreted to mean:

Sura at-Tur – The Mountain (052)

17. Those who were mindful of God are in Gardens and in bliss,

18. Rejoicing in their Lord's gifts: He has saved them from the torment of the Blaze,

19. 'Eat and drink with healthy enjoyment as a reward for what you have done.'

20. They are comfortably seated on couches arranged in rows; We pair them with beautiful-eyed maidens;

21. We unite the believers with their offspring who followed them in faith–– We do not deny them any of the rewards for their deeds: each person is in pledge for his own deeds––

22. We provide them with any fruit or meat they desire.

23. They pass around a cup which does not lead to any idle talk or sin.

24. Devoted youths like hidden pearls wait on them.

25. They turn to one another and say,

26. 'When we were still with our families [on earth] we used to live in fear––

27. God has been gracious to us and saved us from the torment of intense heat– 28. We used to pray to Him: He is the Good, the Merciful One.'

29. So [Prophet] remind [people].

Further on Allah, the Al-Mighty, says what can be interpreted to mean:

Sura an-Najm- The Star (053)

1. By the star when it sets!

2. Your companion has not strayed; he is not deluded;

3. He does not speak from his own desire.

4. The Qur'an is nothing less than a revelation that is sent to him.

5. It was taught to him by [an angel] with mighty powers

6. And great strength, who stood

7. On the highest horizon

8. And then approached––coming down

9. Until he was two bow-lengths away or even closer––

10. And revealed to God's servant what He revealed.

11. [The Prophet's] own heart did not distort what he saw.

12. Are you going to dispute with him what he saw with his own eyes?

13. A second time he saw him:

14. By the lote tree beyond which none may pass

15. Near the Garden of Restfulness,

16. When the tree was covered in nameless [splendour].

17. His sight never wavered, nor was it too bold,

18. And he saw some of the greatest signs of his Lord.

Further on Allah, the Al-Mighty, says what can be interpreted to mean:

Sura al-Qamar – The Moon (054)

1. The Hour draws near; the moon is split in two.

 

2. Whenever the disbelievers see a sign, they turn away and say, 'Same old sorcery!'

3. They reject the truth and follow their own desires––everything is recorded ––

4. Although warning tales that should have restrained them have come down to them––

5. Far-reaching wisdom––but these warnings do not help:

6. So [Prophet] turn away from them. On the Day the Summoner will summon them to a horrific event,

7. Eyes downcast, they will come out of their graves like swarming locusts

8. Rushing towards the Summoner. The disbelievers will cry, 'This is a stern day!'

Further on Allah, the Al-Mighty, says what can be interpreted to mean:

Sura ar-Rahman – The Lord of Mercy (055) 

1. It is the Lord of Mercy

2. Who taught the Qur'an.

3. He created man

4. And taught him to communicate.

5. The sun and the moon follow their calculated courses;

6. The plants and the trees submit to His designs;

7. He has raised up the sky. He has set the balance

8. So that you may not exceed in the balance:

9. Weigh with justice and do not fall short in the balance.

10. He set down the Earth for His creatures,

11. With its fruits, its palm trees with sheathed clusters,

12. Its husked grain, its fragrant plants.

13. Which, then, of your Lord's blessings do you both deny?

14. He created mankind out of dried clay, like pottery,

15. The jinn out of smokeless fire.

16. Which, then, of your Lord's blessings do you both deny?

17. He is Lord of the two risings and Lord of the two settings.

18. Which, then, of your Lord's blessings do you both deny?

19. He released the two bodies of [fresh and salt] water. They meet,

20. Yet there is a barrier between them they do not cross.

21. Which, then, of your Lord's blessings do you both deny?

Further on Allah, the Al-Mighty, says what can be interpreted to mean:

Sura al-Waaqi'ah – The Inevitable (056) 

In the name of God, the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy

1. When that which is coming arrives,

2. No one will be able to deny it has come,

3. Bringing low and raising high.

4. When the earth is shaken violently

5. And the mountains are ground to powder

6. And turn to scattered dust,

7. Then you will be sorted into three classes.

8. Those on the Right––what people they are!

9. Those on the Left––what people they are!

10. And those in front––ahead indeed!

11. For these will be the ones brought nearest to God

12. In Gardens of Bliss:

13. Many from the past

14. And a few from later generations.

15. On couches of well-woven cloth

16. They will sit facing each other;

17. Everlasting youths will go round among them

18. With glasses, flagons, and cups of a pure drink

19. That causes no headache or intoxication;

20. [there will be] any fruit they choose;

21. The meat of any bird they like;

22. And beautiful companions

23. Like hidden pearls:

24. A reward for what they used to do.

25. They will hear no idle or sinful talk there,

26. Only clean and wholesome speech.

27. Those on the Right, what people they are!

28. They will dwell amid thornless lote trees

29. And clustered acacia

30. With spreading shade,

31. Constantly flowing water,

32. Abundant fruits,

33. Unfailing, unforbidden,

34. With incomparable companions

35. We have specially created––

36. Virginal,

37. Loving, of matching age––

38. For those on the Right,

39. Many from the past

40. And many from later generations.

41. But those on the Left, what people they are!

42. They will dwell amid scorching wind and scalding water

43. In the shadow of black smoke,

44. Neither cool nor refreshing.

45. Before, they overindulged in luxury

46. And persisted in great sin,

47. Always saying, 'What? When we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we then be raised up?

48. And our earliest forefathers too?'

49. Say [Prophet], 'The earliest and latest generations

50. Will all be gathered on a predetermined Day

51. And you who have gone astray and denied the truth

52. Will eat from the bitter tree of Zaqqum,

53. Filling your bellies with it,

54. And drink scalding water,

55. Lapping it like thirsty camels.'

56. This will be their welcome on the Day of Judgement. 

Further on what Allah, the Al-Mighty, says can be interpreted to mean:

75. I swear by the positions of the stars–

76. A mighty oath, if you only knew–

77. That this is truly a noble Qur'an,

78. In a protected Record

79. That only the purified can touch,

80. Sent down from the Lord of all being.

81. How can you scorn this statement?

82. And how, in return for the livelihood you are given, can you deny it?

83. When the soul of a dying man comes up to his throat

84. While you gaze on–

85. We are nearer to him than you, though you do not see Us–

86. Why, if you are not to be judged,

87. Do you not restore his soul to him, if what you say is true?

88. If that dying person is one of those who will be brought near to God,

89. He will have rest, ease, and a Garden of Bliss;

90. If he is one of those on the Right,

91. [He will hear], 'Peace be on you,' from his companions on the Right;

92. But if he is one of those who denied the truth and went astray,

93. He will be welcomed with scalding water.

94. He will burn in Hell.

95. This is the certain truth:

96. [Prophet], glorify the name of your Lord the Supreme. 

Further on Allah, the Al-Mighty, says what can be interpreted to mean:

Sura al-Hadid – Iron (057)

12 On the Day when you [Prophet] see the believers, both men and women, with their light streaming out ahead of them and to their right, [they will be told], 'The good news for you today is that there are Gardens graced with flowing streams where you will stay: that is truly the supreme triumph!'

13. On the same Day, the hypocrites, both men and women, will say to the believers, 'Wait for us! Let us have some of your light!' They will be told, 'Go back and look for a light.' A wall with a door will be erected between them: inside it lies mercy, outside lies torment.

14. The hypocrites will call out to the believers, 'Were we not with you?' They will reply, 'Yes. But you allowed yourselves to be tempted, you were hesitant, doubtful, deceived by false hopes until God's command came– the Deceiver tricked you about God.

15. Today no ransom will be accepted from you or from the disbelievers: your home is the Fire– that is where you belong– a miserable destination!'

16. Is it not time for believers to humble their hearts to the remembrance of God and the Truth that has been revealed, and not to be like those who received the Scripture before them, whose time was extended but whose hearts hardened and many of whom were lawbreakers?

17. Remember that God revives the earth after it dies; We have made Our revelation clear to you so that you may use your reason.

18. Charitable men and women who make a good loan to God will have it doubled and have a generous reward.

19. Those who believe in God and His messengers are the truthful ones who will bear witness before their Lord: they will have their reward and their light. But those who disbelieve and deny Our revelations are the inhabitants of Hell.

20. Bear in mind that the present life is just a game, a diversion, an attraction, a cause of boasting among you, of rivalry in wealth and children. It is like plants that spring up after the rain: their growth at first delights the sowers, but then you see them wither away, turn yellow, and become stubble. There is terrible punishment in the next life as well as forgiveness and approval from God; the life of this world is only an illusory pleasure.

21. So race for your Lord's forgiveness and a Garden as wide as the heavens and earth, prepared for those who believe in God and His messengers: that is God's bounty, which He bestows on whoever He pleases. God's bounty is infinite.

22. No misfortune can happen, either in the earth or in yourselves, that was not set down in writing before We brought it into being– that is easy for God–

23. So you need not grieve for what you miss or gloat over what you gain.

24. God does not love the conceited, the boastful, those who are miserly, and who tell other people to be miserly. If anyone turns away, remember that God is self-sufficient and worthy of praise.

25. We sent Our messengers with clear signs, the Scripture and the Balance, so that people could uphold justice: We also sent iron, with its mighty strength and many uses for mankind, so that God could mark out those who would help Him and His messengers though they cannot see Him. Truly God is powerful, almighty.

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