Surah 39 - Al Zumar CROWDS
039.001 The revelation of this Book is from God, the Exalted in Power, full of
039.002 Verily it is We Who have revealed the Book to thee in Truth: so serve
offering Him sincere devotion.
039.003 Is it not to God that sincere devotion is due? But those who take for
protectors other than God (say): "We only serve them in order that they may bring us
nearer to God." Truly God will judge between them in that wherein they differ.
God guides not such as are false and ungrateful.
039.004 Had God wished to take to Himself a son, He could have chosen whom He
pleased out of those whom He doth create: but Glory be to Him! (He is above such
things.) He is God, the One, the Irresistible.
039.005 He created the heavens and the earth in true (proportions): He makes the
Night overlap the Day, and the Day overlap the Night: He has subjected the sun
the moon (to His law): Each one follows a course for a time appointed. Is not He the
Exalted in Power - He Who forgives again and again?
039.006 He created you (all) from a single person: then created, of like nature, his
mate; and he sent down for you eight head of cattle in pairs: He makes you, in
wombs of your mothers, in stages, one after another, in three veils of darkness. such is
God, your Lord and Cherisher: to Him belongs (all) dominion. There is no god but
He: then how are ye turned away (from your true Centre)?
039.007 If ye reject (God), Truly God hath no need of you; but He liketh not
ingratitude from His servants: if ye are grateful, He is pleased with you. No bearer of
burdens can bear the burden of another. In the end, to your Lord is your Return, when
He will tell you the truth of all that ye did (in this life). for He knoweth well all that is
in (men's) hearts.
039.008 When some trouble toucheth man, he crieth unto his Lord, turning to Him in
repentance: but when He bestoweth a favour upon him as from Himself, (man) doth
forget what he cried and prayed for before, and he doth set up rivals unto God,
misleading others from God's Path. Say, "Enjoy thy blasphemy for a little while:
verily thou art (one) of the Companions of the Fire!"
039.009 Is one who worships devoutly during the hour of the night prostrating
himself or standing (in adoration), who takes heed of the Hereafter, and who places
his hope in the Mercy of his Lord - (like one who does not)? Say: "Are those equal,
those who know and those who do not know? It is those who are endued with
understanding that receive admonition.
039.010 Say: "O ye my servants who believe! Fear your Lord, good is (the reward)
for those who do good in this world. Spacious is God's earth! those who patiently
persevere will truly receive a reward without measure!"
039.011 Say: "Verily, I am commanded to serve God with sincere devotion;
039.012 "And I am commanded to be the first of those who bow to God in Islam."
039.013 Say: "I would, if I disobeyed my Lord, indeed have fear of the Penalty
039.014 Say: "It is God I serve, with my sincere (and exclusive) devotion:
039.015 "Serve ye what ye will besides him." Say: "Truly, those in loss are those
who lose their own souls and their People on the Day of Judgment: Ah! that is indeed
the (real and) evident Loss!
039.016 They shall have Layers of Fire above them, and Layers (of Fire) below
them: with this doth God warn off his servants: "O My Servants! then fear ye Me!"
039.017 Those who eschew Evil,- and fall not into its worship,- and turn to God (in
repentance),- for them is Good News: so announce the Good News to My Servants,-
039.018 Those who listen to the Word, and follow the best (meaning) in it: those are
the ones whom God has guided, and those are the ones endued with understanding.
039.019 Is, then, one against whom the decree of Punishment is justly due (equal to
one who eschews Evil)? Wouldst thou, then, deliver one (who is) in the Fire?
039.020 But it is for those who fear their Lord. That lofty mansions, one above
another, have been built: beneath them flow rivers (of delight): (such is) the
of God: never doth God fail in (His) promise.
039.021 Seest thou not that God sends down rain from the sky, and leads it through
springs in the earth? Then He causes to grow, therewith, produce of various colours:
then it withers; thou wilt see it grow yellow; then He makes it dry up and crumble
away. Truly, in this, is a Message of remembrance to men of understanding.
039.022 Is one whose heart God has opened to Islam, so that he has received
Enlightenment from God, (no better than one hard-hearted)? Woe to those whose
hearts are hardened against celebrating the praises of God! they are manifestly
wandering (in error)!
039.023 God has revealed (from time to time) the most beautiful Message in the
form of a Book, consistent with itself, (yet) repeating (its teaching in various aspects):
the skins of those who fear their Lord tremble thereat; then their skins and their hearts
do soften to the celebration of God's praises. Such is the guidance of God: He
therewith whom He pleases, but such as God leaves to stray, can have none to guide.
039.024 Is, then, one who has to fear the brunt of the Penalty on the Day of Judgment
(and receive it) on his face, (like one guarded therefrom)? It will be said to
doers: "Taste ye (the fruits of) what ye earned!"
039.025 Those before them (also) rejected (revelation), and so the Punishment
to them from directions they did not perceive.
039.026 So God gave them a taste of humiliation in the present life, but greater is the
punishment of the Hereafter, if they only knew!
039.027 We have put forth for men, in this Qur'an every kind of Parable, in order that
they may receive admonition.
039.028 (It is) a Qur'an in Arabic, without any crookedness (therein): in order that
they may guard against Evil.
039.029 God puts forth a Parable a man belonging to many partners at variance
each other, and a man belonging entirely to one master: are those two equal in
comparison? Praise be to God! but most of them have no knowledge.
039.030 Truly thou wilt die (one day), and truly they (too) will die (one day).
039.031 In the end will ye (all), on the Day of Judgment, settle your disputes
presence of your Lord.
039.032 Who, then, doth more wrong than one who utters a lie concerning God, and
rejects the Truth when it comes to him; is there not in Hell an abode for blasphemers?
039.033 And he who brings the Truth and he who confirms (and supports) it - such
are the men who do right.
039.034 They shall have all that they wish for, in the presence of their Lord:
the reward of those who do good:
039.035 So that God will turn off from them (even) the worst in their deeds and give
them their reward according to the best of what they have done.
039.036 Is not God enough for his Servant? But they try to frighten thee with
(gods) besides Him! for such as God leaves to stray, there can be no guide.
039.037 And such as God doth guide there can be none to lead astray. Is not God
Exalted in Power, (Able to enforce His Will), Lord of Retribution?
039.038 If indeed thou ask them who it is that created the heavens and the earth, they
would be sure to say, "God". Say: "See ye then? the things that ye invoke besides
God,- can they, if God wills some Penalty for me, remove His Penalty?- Or if He
wills some Grace for me, can they keep back his Grace?" Say: "Sufficient is God
me! In Him trust those who put their trust."
039.039 Say: "O my People! Do whatever ye can: I will do (my part): but soon will
039.040 "Who it is to whom comes a Penalty of ignominy, and on whom descends a
Penalty that abides."
039.041 Verily We have revealed the Book to thee in Truth, for (instructing)
mankind. He, then, that receives guidance benefits his own soul: but he that strays
injures his own soul. Nor art thou set over them to dispose of their affairs.
039.042 It is God that takes the souls (of men) at death; and those that die not (He
takes) during their sleep: those on whom He has passed the decree of death, He
back (from returning to life), but the rest He sends (to their bodies) for a term
appointed verily in this are Signs for those who reflect.
039.043 What! Do they take for intercessors others besides God? Say: "Even if
have no power whatever and no intelligence?"
039.044 Say: "To God belongs exclusively (the right to grant) intercession: to
belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth: In the End, it is to Him that ye
shall be brought back."
039.045 When God, the One and Only, is mentioned, the hearts of those who believe
not in the Hereafter are filled with disgust and horror; but when (gods) other
are mentioned, behold, they are filled with joy!
039.046 Say: "O God! Creator of the heavens and the earth! Knower of all that
hidden and open! it is Thou that wilt judge between Thy Servants in those matters
about which they have differed."
039.047 Even if the wrong-doers had all that there is on earth, and as much more, (in
vain) would they offer it for ransom from the pain of the Penalty on the Day of
Judgment: but something will confront them from God, which they could never have
039.048 For the evils of their Deeds will confront them, and they will be
(completely) encircled by that which they used to mock at!
039.049 Now, when trouble touches man, he cries to Us: But when We bestow a
favour upon him as from Ourselves, he says, "This has been given to me because
certain knowledge (I have)!" Nay, but this is but a trial, but most of them understand
039.050 Thus did the (generations) before them say! But all that they did was
profit to them.
039.051 Nay, the evil results of their Deeds overtook them. And the wrong-doers of
this (generation)- the evil results of their Deeds will soon overtake them (too), and
they will never be able to frustrate (Our Plan)!
039.052 Know they not that God enlarges the provision or restricts it, for any
pleases? Verily, in this are Signs for those who believe!
039.053 Say: "O my Servants who have transgressed against their souls! Despair
of the Mercy of God: for God forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most
039.054 "Turn ye to our Lord (in repentance) and bow to His (Will), before the
Penalty comes on you: after that ye shall not be helped.
039.055 "And follow the best of (the courses) revealed to you from your Lord,
the Penalty comes on you - of a sudden while ye perceive not!-
039.056 "Lest the soul should (then) say: 'Ah! Woe is me!- In that I neglected
duty) towards God, and was but among those who mocked!'-
039.057 "Or (lest) it should say: 'If only God had guided me, I should certainly have
been among the righteous!'-
039.058 "Or (lest) it should say when it (actually) sees the penalty: 'If only
another chance, I should certainly be among those who do good!'
039.059 "(The reply will be:) 'Nay, but there came to thee my Signs, and thou
reject them: thou wast Haughty, and became one of those who reject faith!'"
039.060 On the Day of Judgment wilt thou see those who told lies against God;-
faces will be turned black; Is there not in Hell an abode for the Haughty?
039.061 But God will deliver the righteous to their place of salvation: no evil shall
touch them, nor shall they grieve.
039.062 God is the Creator of all things, and He is the Guardian and Disposer
039.063 To Him belong the keys of the heavens and the earth: and those who reject
the Signs of God,- it is they who will be in loss.
039.064 Say: "Is it some one other than God that ye order me to worship, O ye
039.065 But it has already been revealed to thee,- as it was to those before thee,- "If
thou wert to join (gods with God), truly fruitless will be thy work (in life),
wilt surely be in the ranks of those who lose (all spiritual good)".
039.066 Nay, but worship God, and be of those who give thanks.
039.067 No just estimate have they made of God, such as is due to Him: On the
of Judgment the whole of the earth will be but His handful, and the heavens will be
rolled up in His right hand: Glory to Him! High is He above the Partners they
attribute to Him!
039.068 The Trumpet will (just) be sounded, when all that are in the heavens and on
earth will swoon, except such as it will please God (to exempt). Then will a second
one be sounded, when, behold, they will be standing and looking on!
039.069 And the Earth will shine with the Glory of its Lord: the Record (of Deeds)
will be placed (open); the prophets and the witnesses will be brought forward and a
just decision pronounced between them; and they will not be wronged (in the least).
039.070 And to every soul will be paid in full (the fruit) of its Deeds; and (God)
knoweth best all that they do.
039.071 The Unbelievers will be led to Hell in crowd: until, when they arrive,
its gates will be opened. And its keepers will say, "Did not messengers come to you from
among yourselves, rehearsing to you the Signs of your Lord, and warning you of
Meeting of This Day of yours?" The answer will be: "True: but the Decree of
Punishment has been proved true against the Unbelievers!"
039.072 (To them) will be said: "Enter ye the gates of Hell, to dwell therein:
is (this) Abode of the Arrogant!"
039.073 And those who feared their Lord will be led to the Garden in crowds: until
behold, they arrive there; its gates will be opened; and its keepers will say:
upon you! well have ye done! enter ye here, to dwell therein."
039.074 They will say: "Praise be to God, Who has truly fulfilled His Promise
and has given us (this) land in heritage: We can dwell in the Garden as we will: how
excellent a reward for those who work (righteousness)!"
039.075 And thou wilt see the angels surrounding the Throne (Divine) on all sides,
singing Glory and Praise to their Lord. The Decision between them (at Judgment)
be in (perfect) justice, and the cry (on all sides) will be, "Praise be to God,
the Lord of