Sura Ghafir (The Forgiver or The Believer)
Sheikh / AbdulBaset AbdulSamad

  • In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

    39:1 The revelation of the Scripture is from God, the Mighty, the Wise.

    39:2-3 Lo! We have revealed the Scripture to you (O Muhammad) with truth; so worship God, making religion pure for Him (only). Surely pure religion is for God only. And those who choose helpers (and protectors) beside Him (say): We worship them only that they may bring us near to God. Lo! God will judge between them concerning that wherein they differ. Lo! God guides not him who is a liar, an ingrate.

    39:4 If God had willed to choose a son, he could have chosen what he would of that which He has created. Be He glorified! He is God, the One, the Absolute.

    39:5 He has created the heavens and the earth with truth. He makes night to succeed day, and He makes day to succeed night, and He constrains the sun and the moon to give service, each running on for an appointed term. Is not He the Mighty, the Forgiver?

    39:6 He created you from one being, then from that (being) He made its mate; and He has provided for you of cattle eight kinds. He created you in the wombs of your mothers, creation after creation, in a threefold gloom. Such is God, your Lord. His is the supreme power. None should be worshipped but God alone. How then are you turned away?

    39:7 If you are thankless, yet God is Independent of you, though He is not pleased with thanklessness for His bondmen; and if you are thankful He is pleased therewith for you. No laden soul will bear another's load. Then to your Lord is your return; and He will tell you what you used to do. Lo! He knows what is in the breasts (of men).

    39:8 And when some hurt touches man, he cries to his Lord, turning to Him (repentant). Then, when He grants him a boon from Him, he forgets that for which he cried to Him before, and sets up rivals to God that he may deceive (men) from His way. Say (O Muhammad, to such a one): Take pleasure in your disbelief a while. Lo! You are of the inhabitants of the Fire.

    39:9 Is he who pays adoration in the watches of the night, prostrate and standing, bewaring of the Hereafter and hoping for the mercy of his Lord, (to be accounted equal with a disbeliever)? Say (to them, O Muhammad): Are those who know equal with those who know not? But only men of understanding will pay heed.

    39:10 Say: O My bondmen who believe! Observe your duty to your Lord. For those who do good in this world there is good, and God's earth is spacious. Verily the patient will be paid their wages without limit.

    39:11-12 Say (O Muhammad): Lo! I am commanded to worship God, making religion pure for Him (only). And I am commanded to be the first of Muslims (those who surrender to Him).

    39:13-14 Say: Lo! If I should disobey my Lord, I fear the punishment of a tremendous Day. Say: God I worship, making my religion pure for Him (only).

    39:15-16 Then worship what you will beside Him. Say: The losers will be those who lose themselves and their house folk on the Day of Resurrection. Ah, that will be the manifest loss! They have an awning of fire above them and beneath them a dais (of fire). With this does God appall His bondmen. O My bondmen, therefore fear Me!

    39:17-18 And those who put away false gods lest they should worship them and turn to God in repentance, for them there are glad tidings. Therefore give good tidings (O Muhammad) to my bondmen who hear advice and follow the best thereof. Such are those whom God guides, and such are men of understanding.

    39:19-20 Is he on whom the Word of punishment is fulfilled (to be helped), and can you (O Muhammad) rescue him who is in the Fire? But those who keep their duty to their Lord, for them are lofty halls with lofty halls above them, built (for them), beneath which rivers flow. (It is) a promise of God. God fails not His promise.

    39:21 Have you not seen how God has sent down water from the sky and has caused it to penetrate the earth as water springs, and afterward thereby produces crops of diverse hues; and afterward they wither and you see them turn yellow; then He makes them chaff. Lo! Herein verily is a reminder for men of understanding.

    39:22 Is he whose bosom God has expanded for Islam (surrender to Him), so that he follows a light from His Lord, (as he who disbelieves)? Then woe to those whose hearts are hardened against remembrance of God. Such are in plain error.

    39:23 God has now revealed the best of Scriptures, a Book with parts resembling each other (and) frequently repeated, which raises the hair on the skins of those who fear their Lord, so that their flesh and their hearts soften to the remembrance of God. That is the guidance of God, He guides with it whom He pleases; and whom God leaves astray, for him there is no guide.

    39:24 Is he then, who will strike his face against the awful punishment upon the Day of Resurrection (as he who does right)? And it will be said to the wrongdoers: Taste what you used to earn.

    39:25-26 Those before them denied, and so the punishment came on them whence they knew not. Thus God made them taste humiliation in the life of the world, and verily the punishment of the Hereafter will be greater if they did but know.

    39:27-28 And verily We have coined for people in this Quran all kinds of similitudes, that perhaps they may reflect; a Lecture in Arabic, containing no crookedness, that perhaps they may adopt piety.

    39:29 God coins a similitude: A man in relation to whom are several part-owners, quarrelling, and a man belonging wholly to one man. Are the two equal in similitude? Praise be to God! But most of them know not.

    39:30-31 Lo! You will die, and lo! They will die; then lo! On the Day of Resurrection, before your Lord you will dispute.

    39:32 And who does greater wrong than he who tells a lie against God, and denies the truth when it reaches him? Will not the home of disbelievers be in Hell?

    39:33-31 And whoever brings the truth and believes therein – such are the dutiful. They shall have what they will of their Lord's bounty. That is the reward of the good: That God will expiate from them the worst of what they did, and will pay them for reward of the best they used to do. Will not God defend His slave? Yet they would frighten you with those beside Him. He whom God sends astray, for him there is no guide. And he whom God guides, for him there can be no misleader. Is not God Mighty, Able to requite (the wrong)?

    39:38 And verily, if you should ask them: Who created the heavens and the earth? They will say: God. Say: Do you think then of those you worship beside God, if God willed some hurt for me, could they remove from me His hurt; or if He willed some mercy for me, could they restrain His mercy? Say: God is my all. In Him do (all) the trusting put their trust.

    39:39-40 Say: O my people! Act in your manner. I too am acting. Thus you will come to know who it is to whom comes a punishment that will abase him, and on whom there falls everlasting punishment.

    39:41 Lo! We have revealed to you (Muhammad) the Scripture for people with truth. Then whosoever goes right it is for his soul, and whosoever strays, strays only to his hurt. And you are not a warder over them.

    39:42 God receives (men's) souls at the time of their death, and that (soul), which dies not (yet) in its sleep. He keeps that (soul) for which He has ordained death and dismisses the rest till an appointed term. Lo! Herein verily are signs for people who take thought.

    39:43-44 Or choose they intercessors other than God? Say: What! Even though they have power over nothing and have no intelligence? Say: To God belongs all intercession. His is the supreme power of the heavens and the earth. And afterward to Him you will be brought back.

    39:45-46 And when God alone is mentioned, the hearts of those who believe not in the Hereafter are repelled, and when those (whom they worship) beside Him are mentioned, behold! They are glad. Say: O God! Creator of the heavens and the earth! Knower of the invisible and the visible! You will judge between Your slaves concerning that wherein they used to differ.

    39:47-48 And though those who do wrong possess all that is in the earth, and as much again, they verily will seek to ransom themselves therewith on the Day of Resurrection from the awful punishment; and there will appear to them, from their Lord, that wherewith they never reckoned. And the evils that they earned will appear to them, and that whereat they used to scoff will surround them.

    39:49-53 Now when hurt touches a man he cries to Us, and afterward when We have granted him a boon from Us, he says: Only by force of knowledge I obtained it. Nay, but it is a test. But most of them know not. Those before them said it, yet (all) that they had earned availed them not; but the evils that they earned smote them; and such of these as do wrong, the evils that they earn will smite them; they cannot escape. Know they not that God enlarges providence for whom He wills, and straitens it (for whom He wills). Lo! Herein verily are signs for people who believe. Say: My slaves who have been prodigal to their own hurt! Despair not of the mercy of God, Who forgives all sins. Lo! He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.

    39:54-59 Turn to Him repentant, and surrender to Him (as a Muslim), before there comes to you the punishment, when you cannot be helped. And follow the better (guidance) of that which is revealed to you from your Lord, before the punishment comes on you suddenly when you know not, lest any soul should say: Alas, my grief that I was unmindful of God, and I was indeed among the scoffers! Or should say: if God had but guided me I should have been among the dutiful! Or should say, when it sees the punishment: Oh, that I had but a second chance that I might be among the righteous! (But now the answer will be): Nay, for My revelations came to you, but you did deny them and were arrogant and were among the disbelievers.

    39:60 And on the Day of Resurrection you (Muhammad) see those who lied concerning God with their faces blackened. Is not the home of the arrogant in Hell?

    39:61-62 And God delivers those who adopt piety because of their deserts. Evil touches them not, nor do they grieve. God is Creator of all things, and He is Guardian over all things.

    39:63 His are the keys of the heavens and the earth, and they who disbelieve the revelations of God. such are they who are the losers.

    39:64-66 Say (O Muhammad, to the disbelievers): Do you bid me worship other than God? O you fools! And verily it has been revealed to you as to those before you (saying): If you ascribe a partner to God your work will fail and you indeed will be among the losers. Nay, but God must you worship, and be among the thankful!

    39:67 And they esteem not God as He has the right to be esteemed, when the whole earth is His handful on the Day of Resurrection, and the heavens are rolled in His right Hand. Glorified is He and High Exalted from all that they ascribe as partner (to Him).

    39:68-70 And the Trumpet is blown, and all who are in the heavens and the earth swoon away, except him whom God wills. Then it is blown a second time, and behold them standing and waiting! And the earth shines with the light of her Lord, and the Book is set up, and the Prophets and the witnesses are brought, and it is judged between them with truth, and they are not wronged. And each soul is paid in full for what it did. And He is Best Aware of what they do.

    39:71-72 And those who disbelieve are driven into Hell in troops till, when they reach it and the gates thereof are opened, and the warders thereof say to them: Came there not to you Messengers of your own, reciting to you the revelations of your Lord and warning you of the meeting of this your Day? They say: Yes, verily. But the Word of punishment for disbelievers is fulfilled. It is said (to them): Enter you the gates of Hell to dwell therein. Thus evil is the journey's end of the arrogant.

    39:73-74 And those who keep their duty to their Lord are driven to the Garden in troops till, when they reach it, and the gates thereof are opened, and the warders thereof say to them: Peace be to you! You are good, so enter you (the Garden of Delight), to dwell therein; they say: Praise be to God, Who has fulfilled His promise to us and has made us inherit the land, sojourning in the Garden where we will! So bounteous is the wage of workers.

    39:75 And you (O Muhammad) see the angels thronging round the Throne, hymning the praises of their Lord. And they are judged aright. And it is said: Praise be to God, the Lord of the Worlds!