0 SAQ 43. Ornaments of Gold 43

The guilty are immortal in hell's torment. It is not relaxed for them, and they despair therein. 43:74


Scripture made plain - so you can understand it
Absurdity 43:1-5

1Ha. Mim.

2By the Scripture which maketh plain,

3 Lo! We have appointed it Lecture, in Arabic that haply ye may understand.

4 And Lo! in the Source of Decrees, which We possess, it is indeed sublime, decisive.

5 Shall We utterly ignore you because ye are a wanton folk?

Ha. Mim.

This is scripture made plain.

A lecture in Arabic so you can understand it.

How many prophets have we sent?
AbsurdityInjusticeIntoleranceCruelty 43:6-18

6How many a prophet did We send among the men of old!

How many prophets have we sent?

7 And never came there unto them a prophet but they used to mock him.

Whenever we sent prophets, the people mocked them.

8Then We destroyed men mightier than these in prowess; and the example of the men of old hath gone (before them).

9 And if thou (Muhammad) ask them: Who created the heavens and the earth, they will surely answer: The Mighty, the Knower created them;

10 Who made the earth a resting-place for you, and placed roads for you therein, that haply ye may find your way;

11 And Who sendeth down water from the sky in (due) measure, and We revive a dead land therewith. Even so will ye be brought forth;

12 He Who created all the pairs, and appointed for you ships and cattle whereupon ye ride.

13 That ye may mount upon their backs, and may remember your Lord's favour when ye mount thereon, and may say: Glorified be He Who hath subdued these unto us, and we were not capable (of subduing them);

14 And lo! unto our Lord we surely are returning.

15 And they allot to Him a portion of His bondmen! Lo! man is verily a mere ingrate.

16 Or chooseth He daughters of all that He hath created, and honoureth He you with sons?

17 And if one of them hath tidings of that which he likeneth to the Beneficent One, his countenance becometh black and he is full of inward rage.

18 (Liken they then to Allah) that which is bred up in outward show, and in dispute cannot make itself plain?

So we had to kill them.

They're just guessing
AbsurdityWomen 43:19-20

19 And they make the angels, who are the slaves of the Beneficent, females. Did they witness their creation? Their testimony will be recorded and they will be questioned.

They claim that Allah made female angel slaves. [1]

20 And they say: If the Beneficent One had (so) willed, we should not have worshipped them. They have no knowledge whatsoever of that. They do but guess.

But they're just guessing.

That's what happens to rejecters!
CrueltyInjusticeIntolerance 43:21-25

21 Or have We given them any scripture before (this Qur'an) so that they are holding fast thereto?

22 Nay, for they say only: Lo! we found our fathers following a religion, and we are guided by their footprints.

23 And even so We sent not a warner before thee (Muhammad) into any township but its luxurious ones said: Lo! we found our fathers following a religion, and we are following their footprints.

24 (And the warner) said: What! Even though I bring you better guidance than that ye found your fathers following? They answered: Lo! in what ye bring we are disbelievers.

25So We requited them. Then see the nature of the consequence for the rejecters!

Whenever we send a warner, the people say,

We believe in the faith of our fathers.

We're following in their footsteps.

The warner says,

My religion is better thean your fathers' religion.

And the people say,

We don't believe you.

So we killed them.

That's what happens to rejecters!

This is mere magic
Absurdity 43:26-35

26 And when Abraham said unto his father and his folk: Lo! I am innocent of what ye worship

27 Save Him Who did create me, for He will surely guide me.

28 And he made it a word enduring among his seed, that haply they might return.

When Abraham said to his father and his folk,

I don't like your religion.

29 Nay, but I let these and their fathers enjoy life (only) till there should come unto them the Truth and a messenger making plain.

30 And now that the Truth hath come unto them they say: This is mere magic, and lo! we are disbelievers therein.

31 And they say: If only this Qur'an had been revealed to some great man of the two towns?

32 Is it they who apportion thy Lord's mercy? We have apportioned among them their livelihood in the life of the world, and raised some of them above others in rank that some of them may take labour from others; and the mercy of thy Lord is better than (the wealth) that they amass.

They said,

Your religion is mere magic.

We don't believe in it.

If only the people in the two towns [2]

knew about the Quran!

33 And were it not that mankind would have become one community, We might well have appointed, for those who disbelieve in the Beneficent, roofs of silver for their houses and stairs (of silver) whereby to mount,

34And for their houses doors (of silver) and couches of silver whereon to recline,

35And ornaments of gold. Yet all that would have been but a provision of the life of the world. And the Hereafter with your Lord would have been for those who keep from evil.

We [Allah] would have made silver roofs, stairs, doors, and couches, and ornaments of gold for disbelievers. [3]

but then mankind would have been one.

We assign a devil for a comrade
AbsurdityCrueltyInjusticeIntolerance 43:36-45

36 And he whose sight is dim to the remembrance of the Beneficent, We assign unto him a devil who becometh his comrade;

We assign a friendly devil to those who forget about us.

37 And lo! they surely turn them from the way of Allah, and yet they deem that they are rightly guided;

That turns them away from Allah.

38Till, when he cometh unto Us, he saith (unto his comrade): Ah, would that between me and thee there were the distance of the two horizons - an evil comrade!

Until one day he comes to us and say,

I'd like to get far away from my evil comrade!

39 And it profiteth you not this day, because ye did wrong, that ye will be sharers in the doom.

40 Canst thou (Muhammad) make the deaf to hear, or canst thou guide the blind or him who is in error manifest?

41 And if We take thee away, We surely shall take vengeance on them,

42 Or (if) We show thee that wherewith We threaten them; for lo! We have complete command of them.

43 So hold thou fast to that which is inspired in thee. Lo! thou art on a right path.

44 And lo! it is in truth a Reminder for thee and for thy folk; and ye will be questioned.

45 And ask those of Our messengers whom We sent before thee: Did We ever appoint gods to be worshipped beside the Beneficent?

Because you did wrong, you'll share in the doom.

Behold, they laughed at our tokens!
AbsurdityInjusticeIntoleranceCruelty 43:46-56

46 And verily We sent Moses with Our revelations unto Pharaoh and his chiefs, and he said: I am a messenger of the Lord of the Worlds.

47But when he brought them Our tokens, behold! they laughed at them.

When we [Allah] sent Moses with our revealtions and tokens to the Pharaoh, they laughed at them.

48 And every token that We showed them was greater than its sister (token), and We grasped them with the torment, that haply they might turn again.

So we grasped them with a torment.

49 And they said: O wizard! Entreat thy Lord for us by the pact that He hath made with thee. Lo! we verily will walk aright.

They said,

Oh wizard! Ask your Lord to stop tormenting us.

50 But when We eased them of the torment, behold! they broke their word.

So we eased their torment, but they broke their word.

51 And Pharaoh caused a proclamation to be made among his people saying: O my people! Is not mine the sovereignty of Egypt and these rivers flowing under me? Can ye not then discern?

52I am surely better than this fellow, who is despicable and can hardly make (his meaning) plain!

Pharaoh made a proclamation, saying,

I'm better than this guy,

who is despicable and can hardly speak.

53Why, then, have armlets of gold not been set upon him, or angels sent along with him?

54 Thus he persuaded his people to make light (of Moses), and they obeyed him. Lo! they were a wanton folk.

He doesn't have armlets of gold,

and no angels were sent with him.

55So, when they angered Us, We punished them and drowned them every one.

56 And We made them a thing past, and an example for those after (them).

So we drowned every last one of them. [4]

They laughed at the son of Mary, too
AbsurdityInjusticeIntolerance 43:57-67

57 And when the son of Mary is quoted as an example, behold! the folk laugh out,

People laughed at the son of Mary, saying,

58And say: Are our gods better, or is he? They raise not the objection save for argument. Nay! but they are a contentious folk.

59 He is nothing but a slave on whom We bestowed favour, and We made him a pattern for the Children of Israel.

60 And had We willed We could have set among you angels to be viceroys in the earth.

61 And lo! verily there is knowledge of the Hour. So doubt ye not concerning it, but follow Me. This is the right path.

62 And let not Satan turn you aside. Lo! he is an open enemy for you.

Is he better than our gods?

63 When Jesus came with clear proofs (of Allah's Sovereignty), he said: I have come unto you with wisdom, and to make plain some of that concerning which ye differ. So keep your duty to Allah, and obey me.

64 Lo! Allah, He is my Lord and your Lord. So worship Him. This is a right path.

Jesus came with clear proofs.

65But the factions among them differed. Then woe unto those who do wrong from the doom of a painful day.

But the people divided into factions.

Woe to them from the doom of a painful day.

66 Await they aught save the Hour, that it shall come upon them suddenly, when they know not?

It will come upon them suddenly, when they least expect it.

67Friends on that day will be foes one to another, save those who kept their duty (to Allah).

Friends will be foes to one another on that day.

Hell's torment
AbsurdityInjusticeIntoleranceCrueltyWomenGood 43:68-89

68O My slaves! For you there is no fear this day, nor is it ye who grieve;

69 (Ye) who believed Our revelations and were self-surrendered,

70Enter the Garden, ye and your wives, to be made glad.

But my [Allah's] slaves will enter the garden with their wives. [5]

71 Therein are brought round for them trays of gold and goblets, and therein is all that souls desire and eyes find sweet. And ye are immortal therein.

72 This is the Garden which ye are made to inherit because of what ye used to do.

73 Therein for you is fruit in plenty whence to eat.

They'll be served with gold trays and goblets.

74 Lo! the guilty are immortal in hell's torment.

But the guilty will be immortal, suffering hell's torment forever.

75It is not relaxed for them, and they despair therein.

It won't be lightened for them, and they will despair.

76 We wronged them not, but they it was who did the wrong.

But we didn't wrong them; they wronged themselves.

77 And they cry: O master! Let thy Lord make an end of us. He saith: Lo! here ye must remain.

78 We verily brought the Truth unto you, but ye were, most of you, averse to the Truth.

79 Or do they determine any thing (against the Prophet)? Lo! We (also) are determining.

80 Or deem they that We cannot hear their secret thoughts and private confidences? Nay, but Our envoys, present with them, do record.

They'll cry out, saying, "Please, stop torturing us."

But he'll say: "No, you have to stay here."

81Say (O Muhammad): If the Beneficent One hath a son, then, I shall be first among the worshippers. (But there is no son).

82 Glorified be the Lord of the heavens and the earth, the Lord of the Throne, from that which they ascribe (unto Him)!

83 So let them flounder (in their talk) and play until they meet the Day which they are promised.

84 And He it is Who in the heaven is God, and in the earth God. He is the Wise, the Knower.

85 And blessed be He unto Whom belongeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, and with Whom is knowledge of the Hour, and unto Whom ye will be returned.

86 And those unto whom they cry instead of Him possess no power of intercession, saving him who beareth witness unto the Truth knowingly.

87 And if thou ask them who created them, they will surely say: Allah. How then are they turned away?

Say (Muhammad): If the benificient one has a son, I'll be the first to worship him. (But he doesn't have a son.)

88 And he saith: O my Lord! Lo! these are a folk who believe not.

89Then bear with them (O Muhammad) and say: Peace. But they will come to know.

He [Muhammad] said, "These people aren't believers."

Then bear with them and say, "Peace."

They'll find out later. [6]


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