Sura Yunus (Jonah)
Sheikh / Mahmoud AlHosary

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

    10:1 Alif. Lam. Ra. These are verses of the wise Scripture.

    10:2 Is it a wonder for people that We have inspired a man among them, saying: Warn people and bring to those who believe the good tidings that they have a sure footing with their Lord? The disbelievers say: Lo! This is a mere wizard.

    10:3-4 Lo! Your Lord is God Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days, then He established Himself upon the Throne, directing all things. There is no intercessor (with Him) except after His permission. That is God, your Lord, so worship Him. Oh, will you not remember? To Him is the return of all of you; it is a promise of God in truth. Lo! He produces creation, and then reproduces it, that He may reward those who believe and do good works with equity; while, as for those who disbelieve, theirs will be a boiling drink and painful punishment because they disbelieved.

    10:5-6 It is He, Who appointed the sun a splendor, and the moon a light, and measured for her stages, that you might know the number of the years, and the reckoning. God created not (all) that except in truth. He details the revelations for people who have knowledge.

    10:6 Lo! In the difference of day and night and all that God has created in the heavens and the earth are signs, verily, for folk who fear (God).

    10:7-8 Lo! Those who expect not the meeting with Us but desire the life of the world and feel secure therein, and those who are neglectful of Our revelations, their home will be the Fire because of what they used to earn.

    10:9-10 Lo! Those who believe and do good works, their Lord guides them by their faith. Rivers will flow beneath them in the Gardens of Delight, their prayer therein will be: Glory is to You, O God! And their greeting therein will be: Peace. And the conclusion of their prayer will be: Praise be to God, Lord of the Worlds!

    10:11 If God were to hasten on for men the ill (that they have earned) as they would hasten on the good, their respite would already have expired. But We leave those who look not for the meeting with Us to wander blindly on in their contumacy.

    10:12 And if misfortune touches a man he cries to Us, (while reclining) on his side, or sitting or standing, but when We have relieved him of the misfortune he goes his way as though he had not cried to Us because of a misfortune that afflicted him. Thus is what they do, it is made fair (seeming) to the prodigal.

    10:13-17 We destroyed the generations before you when they did wrong; and their Messengers (from God) came to them with clear proofs (of His supreme power) but they would not believe. Thus do We reward the guilty folk. Then We appointed you viceroys in the earth after them, that We might see how you behave. And when Our clear revelations are recited to them they who look not for the meeting with Us, say: Bring a Lecture other than this, or change it. Say (O Muhammad): It is not for me to change it of my own accord. I only follow that which is inspired in me. Lo! If I disobey my Lord I fear the retribution of an Awful Day. Say: If God had so willed I should not have recited it to you nor would He have made it known to you. I dwelt among you a whole lifetime before it (came to me). Have you then no sense? Who does greater wrong than he who invents a lie concerning God and denies His revelations? Lo! The guilty are never successful.

    10:18 They worship beside God that which neither hurts them nor profits them, and they say: These are our intercessors with God. Say: Would you inform God of (something) that He knows not in the heavens or in the earth? Praised be He and high exalted above all that you associate (with Him)!

    10:19-21 People were but one community; then they differed; and had it not been for a word that had already gone forth from your Lord, it had been judged between them in respect of that wherein they differ. And they will say: If only a sign were sent down upon him from his Lord! Then say (O Muhammad): The Unseen belongs to God. So wait! Lo, I am waiting with you. And when We cause people to taste of mercy after some adversity which had afflicted them, behold! They have some plot against Our revelations. Say: God is swifter in plotting. Lo! Our messengers write down that which you plot.

    10:22-23 It is He, Who makes you to go on the land and the sea until, when you are in the ships and they sail with them with a fair breeze and they are glad therein, a stormy wind reaches them and the wave comes to them from every side and they deem that they are overwhelmed therein; (then) they cry to God, making their faith pure for Him only: If You deliver us from this, we truly will be of the thankful. Yet when He has delivered them, behold! They rebel in the earth wrongfully. O people! Your rebellion is only against yourselves. (You have) enjoyment of the life of the world; then to Us is your return and We shall proclaim to you what you used to do.

    10:24-25 The similitude of the life of the world is only as water which We send down from the sky, then the earth's growth of that which men and cattle eat mingles with it till, when the earth has taken on her ornaments and is embellished, and her people deem that they are masters of her, Our commandment comes by night or by day and we make it as reaped corn as if it had not flourished yesterday. Thus do We expound the revelations for people who reflect. And God summons to the abode of peace, and guides whom He wills to a straight path.

    10:26 For those who do good is the best (reward) and more (thereto). Neither dust nor humiliation comes near their faces. Such are rightful inhabitants of the Garden; they will abide therein.

    10:27 And those who earn ill deeds, (for them) requital of each ill deed by the like thereof; and humiliation overtakes them – They have no protector from God – as if their faces had been covered with a cloak of darkest night. Such are rightful inhabitants of the Fire; they will abide therein.

    10:28-30 On the Day when We gather them all together, then We say to those who ascribed partners (to Us): Stand back, you and your (pretended) partners (of God)! And We separate them, the one from the other, and their (pretended) partners say: It was not us you worshipped. God suffices as a witness between you, and us that we were unaware of your worship. There does every soul experience that which it did aforetime, and they are returned to God, their rightful Lord, and that which they used to invent has failed them.

    10:31-33 Say (to them, O Muhammad): Who provides for you from the sky and the earth, or Who owns hearing and sight; and Who brings forth the living from the dead and brings forth the dead from the living; and Who directs the course? They will say: God. Then say: Will you not then fear (Him)? Such then is God, your rightful Lord. After the Truth what is there excepting error? How then are you turned away! Thus is the Word of your Lord justified concerning those who do wrong: that they believe not.

    10:34 Say: Is there of your partners (whom you ascribe to God) one that produces creation and then reproduces it? Say: God produces creation, and then reproduces it. How then, are you misled!

    10:35 Say: Is there of your partners (whom you ascribe to God) one that leads to the Truth? Say: God leads to the Truth. Is He Who guides to the Truth more deserving that He should be followed, or he who finds not the way unless he (himself) is guided. What ails you? How judge you?

    10:36 Most of them follow nothing but conjecture. Assuredly conjecture can by no means take the place of truth. Lo! God is Aware of what they do.

    10:37-39 And this Quran is not such as could ever be invented by other than God; but it is a confirmation of that which was before it and an exposition of that which is decreed for people – Therein is no doubt – from the Lord of the Worlds. Or say they: He has invented it? Say: Then bring a Surah (chapter) like it , and call (for help) on all you can besides God , if you are truthful . Nay, but they denied that, the knowledge whereof they could not compass, and whereof the interpretation (in events) has not yet come to them. Even so did those before them deny. Then see what was the consequence for the wrongdoers!

    10:40-44 And of them is he who believes therein, and of them is he who believes not therein, and your Lord is best aware of the corrupters. And if they deny you, say: To me my work, and to you your work. You are innocent of what I do, and I am innocent of what you do. And of them are some who listen to you. But can you make the deaf hear even though they apprehend not? And of them is he who looks toward you. But can you guide the blind even though they see not? Lo! God wrongs not people in anything; but people wrong themselves.

    10:45-46 And on the Day when He shall gather them together, (when it will seem) as though they had tarried but an hour of the day, recognizing one another, those will verily have perished who denied the meeting with God and were not guided. Whether We let you (O Muhammad) behold something of that which We promise them or (whether We) cause you to die, still to Us is their return, and God, moreover, is Witness over what they do.

    10:47 And for every nation there is a Messenger. And when their Messenger comes (on the Day of Judgment) it will be judged between them fairly, and they will not be wronged.

    10:48-53 And they say: When will this promise be fulfilled, if you are truthful? Say: I have no power to hurt or benefit myself, except that which God wills. For every nation there is an appointed time. When their time comes, then they cannot put it off an hour, nor hasten (it). Say: Have you thought: When His punishment comes to you as a raid by night, or in the (busy) day; what is there of it that the guilty ones desire to hasten? Is it (only) then, when it has befallen that you will believe? What! (Believe) now, when (until now) you have been hastening it on (through disbelief)? Then will it be said to those who dealt unjustly: Taste the torment of eternity. Are you requited anything except what you used to earn? And they ask you to inform them (saying): Is it true? Say: Yea, by my Lord, verily it is true, and you cannot escape.

    10:54 And if each soul that does wrong had all that is in the earth it would seek to ransom itself therewith; and they will feel remorse within them when they see the punishment. But it has been judged between them fairly and they are not wronged.

    10:55-56 Lo! Verily all that is in the heavens and the earth is God's. Lo! Verily God's promise is true. But most of them know not. He quickens and gives death, and to Him you will be returned.

    10:57 O people! There has come to you an exhortation from your Lord, a balm for that which is in the breasts, a guidance and a mercy for believers.

    10:58-60 Say: In the bounty of God and in His mercy: therein let them rejoice. It is better than what they hoard. Say: Have you considered what provision God has sent down for you, how you have made it lawful and unlawful? Say: Has God permitted you, or do you invent a lie concerning God? And what think those who invent a lie concerning God (will be their plight) upon the Day of Resurrection? Lo! God truly is Bountiful toward people, but most of them give not thanks.

    10:61 And you (Muhammad) are not occupied with any business and you recite not a lecture from this (Scripture), and you (people) perform no act, but We are Witness of you when you are engaged therein. And not an atom's weight in the earth or in the sky escapes your Lord, nor what is less than that or greater than that, but it is (written) in a clear Book.

    10:62-64 Lo! Verily the friends of God are (those) on whom fear (comes) not, nor do they grieve. Those who believe and keep their duty (to God), theirs are good tidings in the life of the world and in the Hereafter – There is no changing the words of God – that is the Supreme Triumph.

    10:65 And let not their speech grieve you (O Muhammad). Lo! Power belongs wholly to God. He is the Hearer, the Knower.

    10:66-67 Lo! Is it not to God that belongs whoever is in the heavens and whoever is in the earth? Those who follow anything instead of God follow not (His) partners. They follow only a conjecture. And they do but guess. It is He, who has appointed for you the night that you should rest therein and the day giving sight. Lo! Herein verily are signs for a folk that take heed.

    10:68-70 They say: God has taken (to Him) a son. Glorified be He! He has no needs! His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. You have no warrant for this. Tell you concerning God that which you know not? Say: Verily those who invent a lie concerning God will not succeed. This world's portion (will be theirs), then to Us is their return. Then We make them taste a dreadful punishment because they used to disbelieve.

    10:71-74 Recite to them the story of Noah, when he told his people: O my people! If my sojourn (here) and my reminding you by God's revelations are an offence to you, in God have I put my trust, so decide upon your course of action, you and your partners. Let not your course of action be in doubt for you. Then come at me, and give me no respite. But if you are averse I have asked of you no wage. My wage is the concern of God only, and I am commanded to be of the Muslims (those who surrender to Him). But they denied him, so We saved him and those with him in the ship, and made them viceroys (in the earth), while We drowned those who denied Our revelations. See then the nature of the consequence for those who had been warned. Then, after him, We sent Messengers to their folk, and they brought them clear proofs. But they were not ready to believe in that which they before denied. Thus print We on the hearts of the transgressors.

    10:75-82 Then after them, We sent Moses and Aaron to Pharaoh and his chiefs with Our revelations, but they were arrogant and were a guilty folk. And when the Truth from Us came to them, they said: This is mere magic. Moses said: Speak you (so) of the Truth when it has come to you? Is this magic? Now magicians thrive not. They said: Have you come to us to pervert us from that (faith) in which we found our fathers, and that you two may own the place of greatness in the land? We will not believe you two. And Pharaoh said: Bring every cunning wizard to me. And when the wizards came, Moses said to them: Cast your cast! And when they had cast, Moses said: That which you have brought is magic. Lo! God will make it vain. Lo! God upholds not the work of mischief-makers. And God will vindicate the Truth by His words, however much the guilty be averse.

    10:83-89 But none trusted Moses, except some scions of his people, (and they were) in fear of Pharaoh and their chiefs, that they would persecute them. Lo! Pharaoh was verily a tyrant in the land, and lo! He verily was of the wanton. And Moses said: O my people! If you have believed in God then put trust in Him, if you are Muslims (have indeed surrendered to Him)! They said: In God we put trust. Our Lord! Oh, make us not a lure for the wrongdoing folk; And, in Your mercy, save us from the folk that disbelieve. And We inspired Moses and his brother (saying:) Appoint houses for your people in Egypt and make your houses oratories, and establish worship. And give good news to the believers. And Moses said: Our Lord! Lo! You have given Pharaoh and his chiefs splendor and riches in the life of the world, Our Lord! That they may lead men astray from Your way. Our Lord! Destroy their riches and harden their hearts so that they believe not till they see the painful punishment. He said: Your prayer is heard. Do you twain keep to the straight path, and follow not the road of those who have no knowledge.

    10:90-92 And We brought the Children of Israel across the sea, and Pharaoh with his hosts pursued them in rebellion and transgression, till, when the (fate of) drowning overtook him, he exclaimed: I believe that none should be worshipped but Him in Whom the Children of Israel believe, and I am of those who are Muslims (surrendered to Him). What! Now! When hitherto you have rebelled and been of the wrongdoers? But this day We save you in your body that you may be a sign for those after you. Lo! Most of people are heedless of Our signs.

    10:93 And We verily did allot to the Children of Israel a fixed abode, and did provide them with good things; and they differed not until knowledge came to them. Lo! Your Lord will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that wherein they used to differ.

    10:94-97 And if you (Muhammad) are in doubt concerning that which We reveal to you, then question those who read the Scripture (that was) before you. Verily the Truth from your Lord has come to you. So be not you of the waverers. And be not you of those who deny the revelations of God, for then you will be of the losers. Lo! Those for whom the word of your Lord (concerning sinners) has taken effect will not believe, though every sign should come to them, till they see the painful punishment.

    10:98 If only there had been a community (of all those that were destroyed of old) that believed and profited by its belief as did the folk of Jonah. When they believed We drew off from them the torment of disgrace in the life of the world and gave them comfort for a while.

    10:99-100 And if your Lord willed, all who are in the earth would have believed together. Would you (Muhammad) compel men until they are believers? It is not for any soul to believe except by the permission of God. He has set uncleanness upon those who have no sense.

    10:101-103 Say: Behold what is in the heavens and the earth! But revelations and warnings avail not folk that will not believe. What expect they except the like of the days of those who passed away before them? Say: Expect it then! I am with you among the expectant. Then shall We save Our Messengers and the believers, in a like manner (as of old). It is incumbent upon Us to save the believers.

    10:104 Say (O Muhammad): O people! If you are in doubt of my religion, then (know that) I worship not those whom you worship instead of God, but I worship God who causes you to die, and I have been commanded to be of the believers.

    10:105-107 And (O Muhammad) set your purpose resolutely for religion, as a man by nature upright, and be not of those who ascribe partners (to God). And cry not, beside to God, to that, which cannot profit you nor hurt you, for if you did so then you were of the wrongdoers. If God afflicts you with some hurt, there is none who can remove it except Him; and if He desires good for you, there is none who can repel His bounty. He strikes with it whoever He wills of His bondmen. He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.

    10:108 Say: O people! Now has the Truth from your Lord come to you. So whoever is guided, is guided only for (the good of) his soul, and whoever errs, errs only against it. And I am not a warder over you.

    10:109 And (O Muhammad) follow that which is inspired in you, and forbear until God gives judgment. And He is the Best of judges.