Sura Al-Ankabut (The Spider)
Sheikh / AbdulBaset AbdulSamad

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

    29:1-5 Alif. Lam. Mim. Do men imagine that they will be left (at ease) because they say : We believe; and will not be tested with affliction? Lo! We tested those who were before you . Thus God knows those who are sincere, and knows those who feign. Or do those who do ill deeds imagine that they can outstrip Us : Evil (for them) is that which they decide. Whoever looks forward to the meeting with God (let him know that) God's reckoning is surely near, and He is the Hearer, the Knower.

    29:6-9 And whosoever fights hard, fights hard only for himself, for lo! God is altogether Independent of (His) creatures. And as for those who believe and do good works, We shall expiate from them their evil deeds and shall repay them the best that they did. We have enjoined on man kindness to parents; but if they fight hard to make you join with Me that of which you have no knowledge, then obey them not. To Me is your return and I shall tell you what you used to do. And as for those who believe and do good works, We verily shall make them enter in among the righteous.

    29:10-11 Of people is he who says: We believe in God, but, if he is made to suffer for the sake of God, he mistakes the persecution of people for God's punishment; and then, if victory comes from your Lord, will say: Lo! We were with you (all the while). Is not God Best Aware of what is in the bosoms of (His) creatures? Verily God knows those who believe, and verily He knows the hypocrites.

    29:12-13 Those who disbelieve say to those who believe: Follow our way (of religion) and we verily will bear your sins (for you). They cannot bear anything of their sins. Lo! They verily are liars. But they verily will bear their own loads and other loads beside their own, and they verily will be questioned on the Day of Resurrection concerning that which they invented.

    29:14-15 And verily We sent Noah (as Our Messenger) to his folk, and he continued with them for a thousand years except fifty years; and the flood engulfed them, for they were wrongdoers. And We rescued him and those with him in the ship, and made of it a sign for the peoples.

    29:16-19 And Abraham! (Remember) when he said to his folk: Worship God, and keep your duty to Him; that is better for you if you did but know. You worship instead of God only idols, and you only invent a lie. Lo! Those whom you worship instead of God own no provision for you. So seek your provision from God, and worship Him, and give thanks to Him, (for) to Him you will be brought back. But if you deny, then nations have denied before you. The Messenger is only to convey (the message) plainly. See they not how God produces creation, then reproduces it? Lo! For God that is easy.

    29:20 Say (O Muhammad): Travel in the land and see how He originated creation, then God brings forth the later growth. Lo! God is Able to do all things.

    29:21-23 He punishes whom He wills and shows mercy to whom He wills, and to Him you will be turned. You cannot escape (from Him) in the earth or in the sky, and beside God there is for you neither guardian (and protector) nor helper. Those who disbelieve in the revelations of God and in (their) meeting with Him, such have no hope of My mercy. For such there is a painful punishment.

    29:24-25 But the answer of his folk was only that they said: `Kill him' or `Burn him'. Then God saved him from the fire. Lo! Herein verily are signs for folk who believe. He said: You have chosen idols instead of God. The love between you is only in the life of the world. Then on the Day of Resurrection you will deny each other and curse each other, and your abode will be the Fire, and you will have no helpers.

    29:26 And Lot believed him, and said: Lo! I am an immigrant to my Lord. Lo! He, only He, is the Mighty, the Wise.

    29:27 And We bestowed on him Isaac and Jacob, and We established the Prophethood and the Scripture among his seed, and We gave him his reward in the world, and lo! In the Hereafter he verily is among the righteous.

    29:28-30 And Lot! (Remember) when he said to his folk: Lo! You commit lewdness such as no creature did before you. For come you not in to males, and cut you not the road (for travelers), and commit you not abomination in your assemblies? But the answer of his folk was only that they said: Bring God's punishment upon us if you are a truth teller! He said: My Lord! Give me victory over folk who work corruption.

    29:31-32 And when Our messengers brought Abraham the good news, they said: Lo! We are about to destroy the people of that township, for its people are wrongdoers. He said: Lo! Lot is there. They said: We are best aware of who is there. We are to deliver him and his household, all except his wife, who is of those who stay behind.

    29:33-35 And when Our messengers came to Lot, He was troubled upon their account, for he could not protect them; but they said: Fear not, nor grieve! Lo! We are to deliver you and your household, (all) except your wife, who is of those who stay behind. Lo! We are about to bring down upon the folk of this township a fury from the sky because they are evil doers. And verily of that We have left a clear sign for people who have sense.

    29:36-37 And to Midian We sent Shueyb, their brother. He said O my people! Worship God, and look forward to the Last Day, and do not evil, making mischief, in the earth. But they denied him, and the dreadful earthquake took them, and morning found them prostrate in their dwelling place.

    29:38 And (the tribes of) Aad and Thamud! (Their fate) is manifest to you from their (ruined and deserted) dwellings. Satan made their deeds seem fair to them and so debarred them from the Way, though they were keen observers.

    29:39-40 And Korah, Pharaoh and Haman! Moses came to them with clear proofs (of God's supreme power), but they were boastful in the land. And they were not winners (in the race). So We took each one in his sin; of them was he, on who We sent a hurricane, and of them was he, who was overtaken by the (Awful) Cry, and of them was he, who We caused the earth to swallow, and of them was he, who We drowned. It was not for God to wrong them, but they wronged themselves.

    29:41-42 The similitude of those who choose other patrons than God is as that of the spider when she takes to herself a house, and lo! The frailest of all houses is the spider's house, if they but knew. Lo! God knows what thing they invoke instead of Him. He is the Mighty, the Wise.

    29:43-44 As for these similitude, We coin them for people, but none will grasp their meaning except the wise. God created the heavens and the earth with truth. Lo! Therein is indeed a sign for believers.

    29:45 Recite that which has been inspired in you of the Scripture, and establish worship. Lo! Worship preserves from lewdness and iniquity, but verily remembrance of God is more important. And God knows what you do.

    29:46 And argue not with the People of the Scripture unless it be in (a way) that is better, except with such of them as do wrong; and say: We believe in that which has been revealed to us and revealed to you; our God and your God is One, and to Him we surrender (as Muslims).

    29:47-49 In a like manner We have revealed to you the Scripture, and those to whom We gave the Scripture before will believe therein; and of these (also) are some who believe therein. And none deny our revelations except the disbelievers. And you (O Muhammad) were not a reader of any Scripture before it, nor did you write it with your right hand, for then might those have doubted, who follow falsehood. But it is clear revelations in the hearts of those who have been given knowledge, and none deny Our revelations except wrongdoers.

    29:50-52 And they say: Why are not signs sent down upon him from his Lord? Say: Signs are with God only, and I am but a plain warner. Is it not enough for them that We have sent down to you the Scripture which is read to them? Lo! Herein verily is a mercy, and a reminder for folk who believe. Say (to them, O Muhammad): God suffices for witness between me and you. He knows whatever is in the heavens and the earth. And those who believe in vanity and disbelieve in God, it is they that are the losers.

    29:53-55 They bid you hasten on the punishment (of God). And if a term had not been appointed, the punishment would assuredly have come to them (before now). And verily it will come upon them suddenly when they perceive not. They bid you hasten on the punishment, when lo! Hell verily will encompass the disbelievers. On the Day when the punishment will overwhelm them from above them and from underneath their feet, and He will say: Taste what you used to do!

    29:56-59 O my bondmen who believe! Lo! My earth is spacious. Therefore worship only Me. Every soul will taste of death. Then to Us you will be returned. Those who believe and do good works, We shall verily house them in lofty dwellings of the Garden underneath which rivers flow. There they will dwell secure. How sweet the guerdon of the toilers, who persevere, and put their trust in their Lord!

    29:60 And how many an animal there is that bears not its own provision! God provides for it and for you. He is the Hearer, the Knower.

    29:61-62 And if you were to ask them: Who created the heavens and the earth, and constrained the sun and the moon (to their appointed work)? They would say: God. How then are they turned away? God makes the provision wide for whom He wills of His bondmen, and straitens it for whom (He wills). Lo! God is Aware of all things.

    29:63-64 And if you were to ask them: Who causes water to come down from the sky, and with it revives the earth after its death? They verily would say: God. Say: Praise be to God! But most of them have no sense. This life of the world is but a pastime and a game. Lo! The home of the Hereafter - that is life, if they but knew.

    29:65-66 And when they mount upon the ships they pray to God, making their faith pure for Him only, but when He brings them safe to land, behold! They ascribe partners (to Him), that they may disbelieve in that which We have given them, and that they may take their ease. But they will come to know.

    29:67-68 Have they not seen that We have appointed a sanctuary immune (from violence), while people are ravaged all around them? Do they then believe in falsehood and disbelieve in the bounty of God? Who does greater wrong than he who invents a lie concerning God, or denies the truth when it comes to him? Is there not a home in Hell for disbelievers?

    29:69 As for those who fight hard in Us, We surely guide them to Our paths, and lo! God is with the good.