Ramadan 2013 Posts

Twenty Ninth Night of Ramadan

Surah al-Mulk – Control (067)

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

1. Exalted is He who holds all control in His hands; who has power over all things;

2. Who created death and life to test you [people] and reveal which of you does best––He is the Mighty, the Forgiving;

3. Who created the seven heavens, one above the other. You will not see any flaw in what the Lord of Mercy creates. Look again! Can you see any flaw?

4. Look again! And again! Your sight will turn back to you, weak and defeated.

5. We have adorned the lowest heaven with lamps and made them [missiles] for stoning devils for whom We have also prepared the torment of a blazing fire.

6. For those who defy their Lord We have prepared the torment of Hell: an evil destination.

7. They will hear it drawing in its breath when they are thrown in. It blazes forth,

8. Almost bursting with rage. Its keepers will ask every group that is thrown in, 'Did no one come to warn you?'

9. They will reply, 'Yes, a warner did come to us, but we did not believe him. We said, “God has revealed nothing: you are greatly misguided”.'

10. They will say, 'If only we had listened, or reasoned, we would not be with the inhabitants of the blazing fire,' and

11. They will confess their sins. Away with the inhabitants of the blazing fire!

12. But there is forgiveness and a great reward for those who fear their Lord though they cannot see Him.

13 Whether you keep your words secret or state them openly, He knows the contents of every heart.

14. How could He who created not know His own creation, when He is the Most Subtle, the All Aware?

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

Surah al-Qalam – The Pen (068)

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

1. Nun By the pen! By all they write!

2. Your Lord's grace does not make you [Prophet] a madman:

3. You will have a never-ending reward––

4. Truly you have a strong character––

5. And soon you will see, as will they,

6. Which of you is afflicted with madness.

7. Your Lord knows best who strays from His path and who is rightly guided.

8 So do not yield to those who deny the truth––

9. They want you to compromise with them and then they will compromise with you–

10. Do not yield to any contemptible swearer,

11. To any backbiter, slander-monger,

12. Or hinderer of good, to anyone who is sinful, aggressive,

13. Coarse, and on top of all that, an imposter.

14. Just because he has wealth and sons,

15. When our revelations are recited to him, he says, 'These are just ancient fables.'

16. We shall brand him on the snout!

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

Surah al-Haqqa – The Inevitable Reality (069)

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

1. The Inevitable Hour!

2. What is the Inevitable Hour?

3. What will explain to you what the Inevitable Hour is?

4. The people of Thamud and 'Ad denied that the crashing blow would come:

5. Thamud was destroyed by a deafening blast;

6. 'Ad was destroyed by a furious wind

7. That God let loose against them for seven consecutive nights, eight consecutive days, so that you could have seen its people lying dead like hollow palm-trunks.

8. Can you see any trace of them now?

9. Pharaoh, too, and those before him, and the ruined cities: these people committed grave sins and disobeyed the messenger of their Lord, so He seized them with an ever tightening grip.

10. But when the Flood rose high,

11. We saved you in the floating ship,

12. Making that event a reminder for you: attentive ears may take heed.

13. When the Trumpet is sounded a single time,

14. When the earth and its mountains are raised high and then crushed with a single blow,

15. On that Day the Great Event will come to pass.

16. The sky will be torn apart on that Day, it will be so frail.

17. The angels will be on all sides of it and, on that Day, eight of them will bear the throne of your Lord above them.

18. On that Day you will be brought to judgement and none of your secrets will remain hidden.

19. Anyone who is given his Record in his right hand will say, 'Here is my Record, read it.

20. I knew I would meet my Reckoning,'

21. And so he will have a pleasant life

22. In a lofty Garden,

23. With clustered fruit within his reach.

24. It will be said, 'Eat and drink to your heart's content as a reward for what you have done in days gone by.'

25. But anyone who is given his Record in his left hand will say, 'If only I had never been given any Record

26. And knew nothing of my Reckoning.

27. How I wish death had been the end of me.

28. My wealth has been no use to me,

29. And my power has vanished.'

30. 'Take him, put a collar on him,

31. Lead him to burn in the blazing Fire,

32. And [bind him] in a chain seventy metres long:

33. He would not believe in Almighty God,

34. He never encouraged feeding the hungry,

35. So today he has no real friend here,

36. And the only food he has is the filth

37 That only sinners eat.'

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

Surah al-Ma'arij – The Ways of Ascent (070)

19. Man was truly created anxious:

20. He is fretful when misfortune touches him,

21. But tight-fisted when good fortune comes his way.

22. Not so those who pray

23. And are constant in their prayers;

24. Who give a due share of their wealth

25. To beggars and the deprived;

26. Who believe in the Day of Judgement

27. And fear the punishment of their Lord––

28. None may feel wholly secure from it––

29. Who guard their chastity

30. From all but their spouses or their slave-girls––there is no blame attached to [relations with] these,

31. But those whose desires exceed this limit are truly transgressors––

32. Who are faithful to their trusts and their pledges;

33. Who give honest testimony

34. And are steadfast in their prayers.

35. They will be honoured in Gardens of bliss.

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

Surah Nuh – Noah (071)

5. He said, 'My Lord, I have called my people night and day,

6. But the more I call them, the further they run away:

7. Every time I call them, so that You may forgive them, they thrust their fingers into their ears, cover their heads with their garments, persist in their rejection, and grow more insolent and arrogant.

8. I have tried calling them openly.

9. I have tried preaching to them in public and speaking to them in private.

10. I said, “Ask forgiveness of your Lord: He is ever forgiving.

11. He will send down abundant rain from the sky for you;

12. He will give you wealth and sons; He will provide you with gardens and rivers.

13. What is the matter with you? Why will you not fear God's majesty,

14. When He has created you stage by stage? 

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

Surah al-Jinn (072)

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

1. Say [Prophet], 'It has been revealed to me that a group of jinn once listened in and said, “We have heard a wondrous Qur'an,

2. That gives guidance to the right path, and we have come to believe it––We shall never set up partners with our Lord––

3. And that He––exalted be the glory of our Lord!––has neither spouse nor child.

4. Outrageous things have been said about God by the foolish among us,

5. Although we had thought that no man or jinn would [dare to] tell a lie about Him.

6. Men have sought refuge with the jinn in the past, but they only misguided them further.

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

Surah al-Mudathir – Enfolded (073)

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

1. You [Prophet], enfolded in your cloak!

2. Stay up throughout the night, all but a small part of it,

3. Half, or a little less,

4. Or a little more; recite the Qur'an slowly and distinctly:

5. We shall send a momentous message down to you.

6. Night prayer makes a deeper impression and sharpens words––

7. You are kept busy for long periods of the day––

8. So celebrate the name of your Lord and devote yourself wholeheartedly to Him.

9. He is Lord of the east and west, there is no god but Him, so take Him as your Protector,

10. Patiently endure what they say, ignore them politely,

11. And leave to Me those who deny the truth and live in luxury. Bear with them for a little while

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

Sura al-Muzamil – Wrapped in Cloak (074)

49. What is the matter with them? Why do they turn away from the warning,

50. Like frightened asses

51. Fleeing from a lion?

52. Each one of them demands that a scripture be sent down to him and unrolled before his very eyes–

53. No! Truly they have no fear of the life to come–

54. But truly this is a reminder.

55. Let whoever wishes to take heed do so:

56. They will only take heed if God so wishes. He is the Lord who should be heeded, the Lord of forgiveness.

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

Surah al-Qiyamah – The Resurrection (075)

26. Truly, when the soul reaches the collarbone;

27. When it is said, 'Could any charm-healer save him now?';

28. When he knows it is the final parting;

29. When his legs are brought together:

30. On that day he will be driven towards your Lord.

31. He neither believed nor prayed,

32. But denied the truth and turned away,

33. Walking back to his people with a conceited swagger.

34. Closer and closer it comes to you.

35. Closer and closer still.

36. Does man think he will be left alone?

37. Was he not just a drop of spilt-out sperm,

38. Which became a clinging form, which God shaped in due proportion,

39. Fashioning from it the two sexes, male and female?

40. Does He who can do this not have the power to bring the dead back to life?

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

Surah al-Insan – Man (076)

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

1. Was there not a period of time when man was nothing to speak of ?

2. We created man from a drop of mingled fluid to put him to the test; We gave him hearing and sight;

3. We guided him to the right path, whether he was grateful or not.

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

Surah al-Mursalat – Winds sent Forth (077)

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

1. By the [winds] sent forth in swift succession,

2. Violently storming,

3. Scattering far and wide,

4. Separating forcefully,

5. Delivering a reminder,

6. As a proof or a warning:

7. What you are promised will come to pass.

8. When the stars are dimmed

9. And the sky is torn apart,

10. When the mountains are turned to dust

11. And the messengers given their appointed time ––

12. For what Day has all this been set?

13. The Day of Decision.

14. What will explain to you what the Day of Decision is?

15. Woe, on that Day, to those who denied the truth!

16. Did We not destroy the first [of them]?

17. We shall make the last follow them:

18. This is how We deal with the guilty.

19. Woe, on that Day, to those who denied the truth

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