085 The Mansions of the Stars (Rukuh 01, Ayats 01-22)

Quran & Tafseer, The Noble Quran / Thursday, April 9th, 2009

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

With the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Very-Merciful.

وَالسَّمَاءِ ذَاتِ الْبُرُوجِ (1)

[85:1] I swear by the sky, the one having stellar formations,

وَالْيَوْمِ الْمَوْعُودِ (2)

[85:2] and by the Promised Day,

وَشَاهِدٍ وَمَشْهُودٍ (3)

[85:3] and by that which attends, and that which is attended,

قُتِلَ أَصْحَابُ الأُخْدُودِ (4)

[85:4] cursed were the People of the Trench,

النَّارِ ذَاتِ الْوَقُودِ (5)

[85:5] the (people of the) fire that was rich with fuel,

إِذْ هُمْ عَلَيْهَا قُعُودٌ (6)

[85:6] when they were sitting by it,

وَهُمْ عَلَى مَا يَفْعَلُونَ بِالْمُؤْمِنِينَ شُهُودٌ (7)

[85:7] and were watching what they were doing with the believers.

وَمَا نَقَمُوا مِنْهُمْ إِلاَّ أَنْ يُؤْمِنُوا بِاللَّهِ الْعَزِيزِ الْحَمِيدِ (8)

[85:8] They punished them for nothing but that they believed in Allah, the All-Mighty, the Worthy of All Praise,

الَّذِي لَهُ مُلْكُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَاللَّهُ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ شَهِيدٌ (9)

[85:9] the One to whom belongs the Kingdom of the heavens and the earth. And Allah is witness over everything.

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ فَتَنُوا الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ ثُمَّ لَمْ يَتُوبُوا فَلَهُمْ عَذَابُ جَهَنَّمَ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابُ الْحَرِيقِ (10)

[85:10] Surely, those who persecuted the believing men and the believing women, then did not repent, __for them there is the torment of Jahannam (Hell), and for them there is the torment of burning.

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَهُمْ جَنَّاتٌ تَجْرِي مِنْ تَحْتِهَا الأَنْهَارُ ذَلِكَ الْفَوْزُ الْكَبِيرُ (11)

[85:11] As for those who believed and did righteous deeds, for them there are gardens beneath which rivers flow. That is the big achievement.

إِنَّ بَطْشَ رَبِّكَ لَشَدِيدٌ (12)

[85:12] The seizure of your Lord is severe indeed!

إِنَّهُ هُوَ يُبْدِئُ وَيُعِيدُ (13)

[85:13] Surely He originates (creation) and repeats (it after death).

وَهُوَ الْغَفُورُ الْوَدُودُ (14)

[85:14] And He is the Most-Forgiving, the Most-Loving,

ذُو الْعَرْشِ الْمَجِيدُ (15)

[85:15] the Master of the Throne, the Glorious.

فَعَّالٌ لِمَا يُرِيدُ (16)

[85:16] He is ever doer of what He intends.

هَلْ أَتَاكَ حَدِيثُ الْجُنُودِ (17)

[85:17] Has there come to you the story of the forces,

فِرْعَوْنَ وَثَمُودَ (18)

[85:18] of Fir‗aun (Pharaoh) and Thamūd?

بَلْ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا فِي تَكْذِيبٍ (19)

[85:19] But those who disbelieve are (engaged) in denying (the truth).

وَاللَّهُ مِنْ وَرَائِهِمْ مُحِيطٌ (20)

[85:20] Allah has encompassed them from all sides.

بَلْ هُوَ قُرْآنٌ مَجِيدٌ (21)

[85:21] The reality is that it is the glorious Qur‘ān,

فِي لَوْحٍ مَحْفُوظٍ (22)

[85:22] (recorded) in the Preserved Tablet (LauH MaHfūZ).

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