The Prophet

Mecca. 7 Sections. 112 Verses.

PART-17 (Eqtaraba)

Allah in the name of the Most Affectionate, the Merciful.


1. The accountability of the people is near and they have turned their
faces in heedlessness.

2. Whenever any admonition comes to them from their Lord, they hear it
not but sporting.

3. Their hearts have fallen in sport. And the unjust counselled among
themselves secretly; that who is this, he is only a man like you? Do
you go to magic while you see?

4. The Prophet said, 'my Lord knows every word in the heavens and
earth, and He is the Hearer, the Knower'.

5. On the contrary, they said, 'these are the perturbed dreams rather
it is his own fabrication, nay, he is a poet. Then let him bring any
sign to us as the former was sent with.

6. No town, which We destroyed, believed before them; will they then

7. And We sent not before you but men whom We revealed then O people!
Ask the men of knowledge if you have no knowledge.

8. And We made them not mere bodies that they may not eat food and nor live in the world forever.

9 Then We made good Our promise to them? So We delivered them and those
whom We pleased and destroyed the extravagant.

10. Undoubtedly, We sent towards you a Book in which there is glory for
you. Have you then no wisdom?


11. And how many towns that were oppressing, We utterly destroyed and
raised up another people after them.

12. Then when they got Our torment, therefore they began to flee from

13. Flee not, and return to those comforts, which were given to you and
to your homes, haply you are to be questioned.

14. They said, Ah! Woe to us, no doubt, we were unjust.

15. Then they remained crying so, till We made them cut off,

16. And We made not the heavens and the earth and whatever is between
the two in vain.

17. If We had wished to take any amusement, then We would have taken
from Ourselves; if at all, We were to do.

18. Rather We hurl the truth at falsehood, then it takes out its brain,
and therefore it vanishes. And Woe is to you for those utterances,
which you fabricate.

19. And to Him belongs whosoever is in the heavens and the earth. And
those near Him do not wax proud to worship Him, and nor are they tired.

20. They glorify Him night and day and intermit not.

21. Have they made some such gods from the earth who creates something?

22. If there had been gods beside Allah in the heavens and earth, then
necessarily, they would have gone ruined. Therefore, Glory is to Allah,
the Lord of the Throne; from the utterances which they fabricate.

23. He is not questioned as to what He does, while they all shall be

24. Have they taken other gods beside Allah? Say you, 'bring forth your
proof. This Quran is the mention of those with me and the narration of
those before me'. Rather most of them know not the truth, therefore
they turn a side.

25. And We sent not any Messenger before you but We revealed to him
that there is no god but I; Therefore worship Me alone.

26. And they said, 'The Most Affectionate has taken for Himself a son',
Holy is He. Nay they are bondmen honoured.

27. They precede Him not in word, and they act only by His command.

28. He knows whatever is before them and whatever is behind them, and
they intercede not but for him whom He is pleased with, and they are
fearing of His awe.

29. And whosoever of them says. 'I am a god beside Allah', and then We
shall recompense him with Hell. Thus, We recompense the oppressors.


30. Did the infidels not consider that the heavens and earth were
closed up, then We opened them out? And We made every made living thing
from water. Will they then believe?

31. And We put anchors in the earth lest it should move away with them,
and We made therein wide pathways that haply they may be guided.

32. And We made the heaven a roof well protected; and they are avatars
from its signs.

33. And it is He Who created the night and the day and the sun and the
moon. Each one is floating in a circumference.

34. And We made not before you for any man to live forever in the
world. Will they then if you pass away live forever?

35. Every soul is to taste death. And We prove you by evil and good for
trial. And to Us you are to return.

36. And when the infidels see you, they take not you but, with mockery.
Is this he who speaks evil of your gods? While they are themselves the
rejecters of the very remembrance of the Most Affectionate.

37. Man is made hasty, and I will show you My signs, be not hasty to

38. And they say, 'when this promise will be (fulfilled) if you are

39. Anyhow the infidels knew the time when they will not be able to
keep off fire from their mouths not from their backs, neither they
shall be helped.

40. Rather it will come to them all of a sudden, then it will confound
them, and they will not be able to avert it and nor they will be given

41. And undoubtedly, the Messengers before you were mocked, then the
mockery of the scoffers took themselves in its fold.


42. Say you, Who keeps watch upon you from (the wrath of) the Most
Affectionate by night and by day? Yet, they have turned their faces
from the remembrance of their Lord.

43. Have they some gods who protect them beside Us? They cannot protect
their own souls, and nor against Us they may have company with.

44. Nay, We allowed them and their fathers to carry on, until the life
grew long upon them. Do they then not observe that We are coming
gradually reducing the land from its outlying borders? Will they then

45. Say you, 'I only warn you by the Revelation; and the deaf do not
hear the call when they are warned'.

46. And if a breath of the torment of your Lord touch them then
necessarily, they will say, Oh! Alas for us, undoubtedly, we were

47. And We shall set up the balances of justice for the Day of
Judgement, then no soul shall be wronged anything. And if there be
anything, even equal to a grain of mustard seed, then We shall bring
it; And We are sufficient to take account.

48. And undoubtedly, We gave Musa and Haroon Judgement and the light
and admonition for those who fear God.

49. Those who fear their Lord, unseen, and who are dreadful of the

50. And it is this the blessed admonition that We have sent down. Are
you then deniers of it?


51. And undoubtedly, We bestowed over Ibrahim his righteous path from
before, and We knew him.

52. When he said to his father and his people, 'what are these images
before which you are sitting firmly.' (for worship).

53. They said, 'we found our fathers worshipping them.

54. He said, 'undoubtedly, you and your fathers are in manifest error'.

55. They said, 'Have you brought truth to us, or you are making a play

56. He said, 'Nay, your Lord! Is He Who is the Lord of the heavens and
the earth, Who created them, and I am of the witnesses to that'.

57, And I swear by Allah, I shall devise bad against your idols after
you have turned your backs.

58. Then he broke them into pieces but the big one of them, that haply
they may ask to it something.

59. They said, 'who has done this to our gods'? Undoubtedly, he is

60. Some of them said, We have heard a youth called Ibrahim saying
badly to them.

61. They said, then bring him before the people, haply they may bear

62. They said, 'Have you done this to our gods O Ibrahim'?

63. He said, 'rather this big one of them would have done this, so ask
them, if they can speak'.

64. They turned to themselves and said, 'undoubtedly you yourselves are
the unjust'.

65. Then they were lied downward on the heads, that you know well that
these do not speak.

66. He said, 'do you then worship beside Allah that which neither
profits you and nor hurts you'.

67. Fie on you and on those deities, which you worship besides Allah,
do you then have no wisdom?

68. They said, 'burn him and help your gods, if you have to do.'

69. We said, 'O Fire! Be you cool and safety for Ibrahim.'

70. And they desired evil for him, but We made them the worst losers.

71. And We delivered him and Lut, towards the land in which We had
placed the blessings for the worlds.

72. And We bestowed him Ishaque and as grand son, Yaqoob, and We made
all of them able for Our special favour.

73. And We made them leaders who call by Our command and We revealed to
them the doing of good deeds and establishing prayer and the paying of
Zakat (Poor-due) and they constantly served Us.

74. And to Lut, We gave government and knowledge and delivered him from
that town which had been working foul deeds; undoubtedly those evil
people were disobedient.

75. And We caused him to enter Our Mercy. Undoubtedly he is of those
able for Our special favour.


76. And to Nuh when he called Us before this, then We listened to his
prayer and delivered him and his family from severe torture.

77. And We helped him against a people who belied Our signs.
Undoubtedly, they were devil people, so We drowned them all.

78. And remember Daud and Suleman when they gave decision regarding a
feud of tillage when the sheep of certain people strayed therein by
night, and We were present at the time of their judgement.

79. We made Suleman to understand the matter and bestowed to both of
them government and knowledge and We made the mountains subservient to
celebrate Our praises with Daud and so the birds. And these were Our

80. And We taught him the making of garments for you so that it may
protect you against your violence; will you then be grateful?

81. And to Suleman, We made subservient the violent wind that it blew
at his bidding to the land in which We had placed Our blessings; and We
are in know of everything.

82. And of the devils those who dived for him and did other work beside
that and We had a check over them.

83. And remember Ayub when he called his Lord that distress has touched
me and You are the Most Merciful of the merciful.

84. Then We responded to him and We removed the distress which he had
and We gave him his family and along with them the like thereof as a
mercy from Us and as an admonition to the devotees.

85. And remember Ismail and Idrees and Zulkifl. They were all men of

86. And We got them enter into Our Mercy. Undoubtedly, they are of the
righteous ones.

87. And remember Zunnoon when he departed in anger, he imagined that We
would not cause him any distress and then he cried out in the darkness,
there is none to be worshipped but You, Glory is to You, undoubtedly, I
did improper act.

88. Then We responded to his call and delivered him from the grief and
We shall likewise deliver the Muslims.

89. And to Zakaria when he called his Lord, O my Lord! Leave not me
alone and You are the best inheritor.

90. Then We responded to his call and bestowed him Yahya and cured his
wife for him. Undoubtedly, they used to hurry in good deeds and used to
call Us with hope and fear. And they humble themselves before Us.

91. And as to she, who guarded her chastity, then We breathed into her
of Our spirit, and made her and her son a sign for the world.

92. Undoubtedly, this religion (Din) of yours is a single religion
(Din), and I am your Lord, so worship Me.

93. And others split their affairs among themselves. All are to return
to Us.


94. Then whosoever works righteous deeds and be a believer, then his
efforts are not disregarded and We are recording it.

95. And it is forbidden to a town, which We have destroyed that they

96. Until when Yajuj and Maujuj would be let loose and they will be
coming down from every height.

97. And the true promise drew near, then the eyes of the infidels will
remain staring (saying that) Woe to us, undoubtedly, we were heedless
of this rather we were unjust'

98. Undoubtedly, you and Whatever you worship beside Allah, all are the
fuel of the hell, and you have to enter therein.

99. If these had been gods, they would not have gone to Hell and all
shall abide therein.

100. They will groan therein and they will hear nothing in it.

101. Undoubtedly, those for whom Our promise of good has already gone
forth, they have been kept away from the Hell.

102. They will not hear the faintest sound of it and they will abide in
that which their soul desire.

103. The Great Terror shall not grieve them and the angels will come to
greet them (saying) that this is your Day, which you were promised.

104. The Day when We shall roll up the heavens as the angel Sajil rolls
up the record of deeds. As We made it, first We shall restore it. This
is a promise on Us; We shall necessarily do it.

105. And undoubtedly, We Wrote in Zaboor (Scripture) after the
admonition that My righteous bondmen will inherit this land.

106. Undoubtedly, this Quran is sufficient for the worshipers.

107. And We sent not you, but a mercy for all worlds.

108. Say you, 'I am revealed only this that you have no god but one
Allah; do you then become muslim?

109. But if they turn away their faces, then say, 'I have proclaimed
war against you on equal basis, and I know not whether that which you
are promised is near or far.

110. Undoubtedly, Allah knows about aloud talks and knows whatever you

111. And I know not, haply it may be a trial for you and the provision
for a fixed time.

112. The prophet submitted, 'O my Lord; decide with truth. And the
assistance of my Lord the Most Affectionate is needed against what you

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