Translation of the meanings of surah Al-Muminoon (2)
(51) (51) [Allāh said], "O messengers, eat from the good foods and work righteousness. Indeed I, of what you do, am Knowing.
(52) (52) And indeed this, your religion, is one religion, and I am your Lord, so fear Me."
- See footnote to 21:92.
(53) (53) But they [i.e., the people] divided their religion among them into portions [i.e., sects] - each faction, in what it has, rejoicing.
- Of beliefs, opinions, customs, etc.
(54) ((54 So leave them in their confusion for a time.
(55) (55) Do they think that what We extend to them of wealth and children
(56) (56) Is [because] We hasten for them good things? Rather, they do not perceive.
- That the good things given to them in this world are but a trial for them.
(57) (57) Indeed, they who are apprehensive from fear of their Lord
(58) (58) And they who believe in the signs of their Lord
(59) (59) And they who do not associate anything with their Lord
(60) (60) And they who give what they give while their hearts are fearful because they will be returning to their Lord -
- Lest their deeds not be acceptable.
(61) (61) It is those who hasten to good deeds, and they outstrip [others] therein.
(62) (62) And We charge no soul except [with that within] its capacity, and with Us is a record which speaks with truth; and they will not be wronged.
(63) (63) But their hearts are covered with confusion over this, and they have [evil] deeds besides that [i.e., disbelief] which they are doing,
(64) (64) Until when We seize their affluent ones with punishment, at once they are crying [to Allāh] for help.
- In worldly life, before the punishment of the Hereafter. Although general, the description includes specifically the punishment of the Quraysh by famine.
(65) (65) Do not cry out today. Indeed, by Us you will not be helped.
(66) (66) My verses had already been recited to you, but you were turning back on your heels.
(67) (67) In arrogance regarding it, conversing by night, speaking evil.
- The revelation. Or "him," i.e., the Prophet (ﷺ).
(68) (68) Then have they not reflected over the word [i.e., the Qur’ān], or has there come to them that which had not come to their forefathers?
(69) (69) Or did they not know their Messenger, so they are toward him disacknowledging?
(70) (70) Or do they say, "In him is madness"? Rather, he brought them the truth, but most of them, to the truth, are averse.
(71) (71) But if the Truth [i.e., Allāh] had followed their inclinations, the heavens and the earth and whoever is in them would have been ruined. Rather, We have brought them their message, but they, from their message, are turning away.
- Or "reminder."
(72) (72) Or do you, [O Muḥammad], ask them for payment? But the reward of your Lord is best, and He is the best of providers.
(73) (73) And indeed, you invite them to a straight path.
(74) (74) But indeed, those who do not believe in the Hereafter are deviating from the path.
(75) (75) And even if We gave them mercy and removed what was upon them of affliction, they would persist in their transgression, wandering blindly.
(76) (76) And We had gripped them with suffering [as a warning], but they did not yield to their Lord, nor did they humbly supplicate, [and will continue thus]
(77) (77) Until when We have opened before them a door of severe punishment, immediately they will be therein in despair.
(78) (78) And it is He who produced for you hearing and vision and hearts [i.e., intellect]; little are you grateful.
(79) (79) And it is He who has multiplied you throughout the earth, and to Him you will be gathered.
(80) (80) And it is He who gives life and causes death, and His is the alternation of the night and the day. Then will you not reason?
(81) (81) Rather, they say like what the former peoples said.
- Instead of understanding or reasoning.
(82) (82) They said, "When we have died and become dust and bones, are we indeed to be resurrected?
(83) (83) We have been promised this, we and our forefathers, before; this is not but legends of the former peoples."
(84) (84) Say, [O Muḥammad], "To whom belongs the earth and whoever is in it, if you should know?"
(85) (85) They will say, "To Allāh." Say, "Then will you not remember?"
(86) (86) Say, "Who is Lord of the seven heavens and Lord of the Great Throne?"
(87) (87) They will say, "[They belong] to Allāh." Say, "Then will you not fear Him?"
(88) (88) Say, "In whose hand is the realm of all things - and He protects while none can protect against Him - if you should know?"
(89) (89) They will say, "[All belongs] to Allāh." Say, "Then how are you deluded?"
(90) (90) Rather, We have brought them the truth, and indeed they are liars.
(91) (91) Allāh has not taken any son, nor has there ever been with Him any deity. [If there had been], then each deity would have taken what it created, and some of them would have [sought to] overcome others. Exalted is Allāh above what they describe [concerning Him].
(92) (92) [He is] Knower of the unseen and the witnessed, so high is He above what they associate [with Him].
(93) (93) Say, [O Muḥammad], "My Lord, if You should show me that which they are promised,
(94) (94) My Lord, then do not place me among the wrongdoing people."
(95) (95) And indeed, We are Able to show you what We have promised them.
(96) (96) Repel, by [means of] what is best, [their] evil. We are most knowing of what they describe.
(97) (97) And say, "My Lord, I seek refuge in You from the incitements of the devils,
(98) (98) And I seek refuge in You, my Lord, lest they be present with me."
(99) (99) [For such is the state of the disbelievers] until, when death comes to one of them, he says, "My Lord, send me back
(100) (100) That I might do righteousness in that which I left behind." No! It is only a word he is saying; and behind them is a barrier until the Day they are resurrected.
- Or "in that which I neglected."
(101) (101) So when the Horn is blown, no relationship will there be among them that Day, nor will they ask about one another.
(102) (102) And those whose scales are heavy [with good deeds] - it is they who are the successful.
(103) (103) But those whose scales are light - those are the ones who have lost their souls, [being] in Hell, abiding eternally.
(104) (104) The Fire will sear their faces, and they therein will have taut smiles.
- Their lips having been contracted by scorching until the teeth are exposed.
(105) (105) [It will be said], "Were not My verses recited to you and you used to deny them?"
(106) (106) They will say, "Our Lord, our wretchedness overcame us, and we were a people astray.
(107) (107) Our Lord, remove us from it, and if we were to return [to evil], we would indeed be wrongdoers."
(108) (108) He will say, "Remain despised therein and do not speak to Me.
(109) (109) Indeed, there was a party of My servants who said, 'Our Lord, we have believed, so forgive us and have mercy upon us, and You are the best of the merciful.'
(110) (110) But you took them in mockery to the point that they made you forget My remembrance, and you used to laugh at them.
(111) (111) Indeed, I have rewarded them this Day for their patient endurance - that they are the attainers [of success]."
(112) (112) [Allāh] will say, "How long did you remain on earth in number of years?"
(113) (113) They will say, "We remained a day or part of a day; ask those who enumerate."
(114) (114) He will say, "You stayed not but a little - if only you had known.
(115) (115) Then did you think that We created you uselessly and that to Us you would not be returned?"
(116) (116) So exalted is Allāh, the Sovereign, the Truth; there is no deity except Him, Lord of the Noble Throne.
- And owner of everything in existence. - Or "the True Reality."
(117) (117) And whoever invokes besides Allāh another deity for which he has no proof - then his account is only with his Lord. Indeed, the disbelievers will not succeed.
(118) (118) And, [O Muḥammad], say, "My Lord, forgive and have mercy, and You are the best of the merciful."