Surah 45

AL JATHIYAH (The Kneeling Down)

In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful


1 Ha. Mim.

2 The revelation of Al-Kitab is from Allah the exalted in power, full of wisdom.

3 Truly in the heavens and the earth, are signs for those who believe.

4 And in the creation of yourselves and the fact that animals are scattered through the earth, are signs for those of assured faith.

5 And in the alternation of night and day, and the fact that Allah sends down sustenance from the sky, and revives therewith the earth after its death, and in the change of the winds, are signs for those that are wise.

6 Such are the signs of Allah, which we rehearse to you in truth: then in what exposition will they believe after rejecting Allah and his signs?

7 Woe to each sinful dealer in falsehoods:

8 He hears the signs of Allah rehearsed to him, yet is obstinate and lofty, as if he had not heard them: then announce to him a penalty grievous!

9 And when he learns something of our signs, he takes them in jest: for such there will be a humiliating penalty.

10 In front of them is hell: and of no profit to them is anything they may have earned, nor any protectors they may have taken to themselves besides Allah: for them is a tremendous penalty.

11 This is guidance: and for those who reject the signs of their Lord, is a grievous penalty of abomination.

12 It is Allah who has subjected the sea to you, that ships may sail through it by his command, that you may seek of his bounty, and that you may be grateful.

13 And he has subjected to you, as from him, all that is in the heavens and on earth: behold, in that are signs indeed for those who reflect.


14 Tell those who believe, to forgive those who do not look forward to the days of Allah; it is for him to reward each people according to what they have earned.

15 If anyone does a righteous deed, it benefits his own soul; if he does evil, it works against his own soul. In the end will you be brought back to your Lord.

16 We did aforetime grant to Bani-Israel Al-Kitab, the power of command, and prophethood. We gave them, for sustenance, things good and pure, and we favoured them above the nations.

17 And we granted them clear signs in affairs: it was only after knowledge had been granted to them that they fell into schisms, through insolent envy among themselves truly your Lord will judge between them on the day of judgment as to those matters in which they set up differences.

18 Then we put you on the way of religion: so follow it and not the desires of the ignorant.

19 They will be of no use to you in the sight of Allah: it is only wrongdoers that stand as protectors, one to another: but Allah is the protector of the righteous.

20 These are clear evidences to men, and a guidance and mercy to those of assured faith.

21 What! Do those who seek after evil ways think that we shall hold them equal with those who believe and do righteous deeds, that equal will be their life and their death? Ill is the judgment that they make.

22 Allah created the heavens and the earth for just ends, and in order that each soul may find the reward of what it has earned, and none of them be wronged.


23 Then do you see such a one as takes as his god his own vain desire? Allah has knowingly left him astray, and sealed his hearing and his heart, and put a cover on his sight. Who, then, will guide him after Allah has withdrawn guidance? Will you not then receive admonition?

24 And they say: What is there but our life in this world? We shall die and we live, and nothing but time can destroy us. But of that they have no knowledge: they merely conjecture:

25 And when our clear signs are rehearsed to them, their argument is nothing but this: they say, Bring back our forefathers, if what you say is true!

26 Say: It is Allah who gives you life, then gives you death; then he will gather you together for the day of judgment about which there is no doubt: but most men do not understand.

27 To Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and the day that the Hour is established that day will the dealers in falsehood perish!

28 And you will see every sect bowing the knee. Every sect will be called to its record. This day shall you be recompensed for all that you did!

29 This our record speaks about you with truth: for we used to put on record all that you did.

30 Then, as to those who believed and did righteous deeds, their Lord will admit them to his mercy: that will be the achievement for all to see.

31 But as to those who rejected Allah, were not our signs rehearsed to you? But you were arrogant, and were a people given to sin!

32 And when it was said that the promise of Allah was true, and that there was no doubt about the coming of the Hour, you used to say, We know not what is the Hour: we only think it is an idea, and we have no firm assurance.


33 Then will appear to them the evil of what they did, and they will be completely encircled by that which they used to mock at!

34 It will also be said: This day we will forget you as you forgot the meeting of this day of yours! And your abode is the fire, and you have no helpers!

35 This, because you used to take the signs of Allah in jest, and the life of the world deceived you: on that day, therefore, they shall not be taken out from there, nor shall they be received into grace.

36 Then praise be to Allah, Lord of the heavens and Lord of the earth, Lord of all the universe!

37 To him be glory throughout the heavens and the earth: and he is exalted in power, full of wisdom!


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