32 As-Sajdah
As-Sajdah: Makki
In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful.
2. The revelation of this Book free of doubt and involution is from the Lord of
all the worlds.
3. Or do they say he has fabricated it? In fact, it is the truth from your Lord so
that you may warn the people to whom no admonisher was sent before you.
They may haply come to guidance.
4. It is God who created the heavens and the earth and all that lies between
them, in six spans, then assumed all authority. You have no protector other
than Him, nor any intercessor. Will you not be warned even then?
5. He regulates all affairs from high to low, then they rise to perfection step by
step in a (heavenly) day whose measure is a thousand years of your reckoning.
6. Such is (He) the knower of the unknown and the known, the mighty and the
7. Who made all things He created excellent; and first fashioned man from
8. Then made his offspring from the extract of base fluid, 9. Then proportioned and breathed into him of His spirit, and gave you the
senses of hearing, sight and feeling. And yet how little are the thanks you
10. But they say: “When we have mingled with the earth, shall we be created
anew?” In fact they deny the meeting with their Lord.
11. Say: “The angel of death appointed over you will take away your soul, then
you will be sent back to your Lord.”
12. If only you could see when the sinners will stand before their Lord, heads
hung low, (and say) “O Lord, we have seen and heard. So send us back. We
shall do the right, for we have come to believe with certainty.”
13. Had We intended We could have given every soul its guidance; but
inevitable is My word that I will fill up Hell with men and jinns together.
14. So now suffer. As you forgot the meeting of this your Day of Doom, so
have We forgotten you. Now taste the everlasting punishment for your deeds.
15. Only they believe in Our revelations who, when they are reminded, bow in
adoration, and give praise to their Lord, and do not become arrogant.
16. Their backs do not rest on their beds, and they pray to their Lord in fear
and hope, and spend of what We have given them (in charity).
17. No soul knows what peace and joy lie hidden from them as reward for
what they have done.
18. Is one who is a believer like one who is a transgressor? No, they are not
19. As for those who believe and do the right, there are gardens for abode as
welcome for what they had done.
20. As for those who disobey, their abode is Hell. Whensoever they wish to
escape from it they would be dragged back into it, and told: “Taste the torment
of the Fire which you used to call a lie.”
21. But We shall make them taste the affliction of this world before the greater
torment, so that they may retract.
22. Who is more wicked than he who is reminded of his Lord’s revelations yet
turns away from them; We will surely requite the sinners.
23. Verily We gave Moses the Book; so be not in doubt about his having
received it; and We made it a guidance for the children of Israel.
24. When they persevered and firmly believed Our revelations We appointed
learned men among them who guided them by Our command.
25. Surely your Lord will decide between them about what they were at
variance, on the Day of Resurrection.
26. Did they not find guidance in the many generations We had destroyed
before them, over whose dwellings they (now) walk? There were indeed signs
in this. Will they even then not listen?
27. Do they not see that We drive the rain towards a land that is dry, then grow
grain from it which their cattle and they themselves eat? Will they not see even
28. Yet they say: “When will this decree come, if you speak the truth?”
29. Say: “Of no use will be the acceptance of belief to unbelievers on the Day
of Decision, nor will they be granted respite.
30. Therefore turn away from them and wait as they are waiting.


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