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46. The Sandhills

45. The Kneeling (Al-Jathiyah)

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

1 <section begin="45:1"/>Beneficent God! <section end="45:1"/>

2 <section begin="45:2"/>The revelation of the Book is from Allah, the Mighty, the Wise. <section end="45:2"/>

3 <section begin="45:3"/>Surely in the heavens and the earth are signs for believers. <section end="45:3"/>

4 <section begin="45:4"/>And in your creation and in the animals He spreads abroad are signs for a people who are sure <section end="45:4"/>

S And (in) the variation of the night and the day and (in) the sustenance which Allah sends down from the heaven, then gives life thereby to the earth after its death, and (in) the changing of the winds, are signs for a people who understand.6 <section begin="45:6"/>These are the messages of Allah, which We recite to thee with truth. In what announcement will they then believe after Allah and His signs? <section end="45:6"/>

7 <section begin="45:7"/>Woe to every sinful liar! <section end="45:7"/>

8 <section begin="45:8"/>Who hears the messages of Allah recited to him then persists in haughtiness, as though he had not heard them. So announce to him a painful chastisement. <section end="45:8"/>

9 <section begin="45:9"/>And when he comes to know of any of Our messages, he takes them for a jest. For such is an abasing chastisement. <section end="45:9"/>

10 <section begin="45:10"/>In front of them is hell, and that which they have earned will avail them naught, nor those whom they take for protectors besides Allah, and for them is a grievous chastisement. <section end="45:10"/>

11 <section begin="45:11"/>This is guidance; and those who disbelieve in the~ messages of their Lord, for them is a painful chastisement of an evil (kind). <section end="45:11"/>

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12 <section

begin="45:12"/>Allah is He Who made subservient to you the sea that the ships may glide therein by His command, and that you may seek of His grace, and that you may give thanks. <section end="45:12"/>

13 <section begin="45:13"/>And He has made subservient to you whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth, all, from Himself. Surely there are signs in this for a people who reflect. <section end="45:13"/>

14 <section begin="45:14"/>Tell those who believe to forgive those who fear not the days of Allah that He may reward a people for what they earn. <section end="45:14"/>

15 <section begin="45:15"/>Whoever does good it is for himself, and whoever does evil, it is against himself; then to your Lord you will be brought back. <section end="45:15"/>

16 <section begin="45:16"/>And certainly We gave the Children of Israel the Book and judgment and prophethood and provided them with good things, and made them excel the nations. <section end="45:16"/>

17 <section begin="45:17"/>And we gave them clear arguments in the Affair. So they differed not until after knowledge had come to them, out of envy among themselves. Surely thy Lord will judge between them on the day of Resurrection concerning that wherein they differed. <section end="45:17"/>

1$ Then We made thee follow a course in the Affair, so follow it, and follow not the low desires of those who know not.19 <section begin="45:19"/>Surely they can avail thee naught against Allah. And surely the wrongdoers are friends of each Other, and Allah is the Friend of the dutiful. <section end="45:19"/>

20 <section begin="45:20"/>These are clear proofs for men, and a guidance and a merry for a people who are sure. <section end="45:20"/>

21 <section begin="45:21"/>Or do those who do evil deeds think that We shall make them as those who believe and do good -- their life and their death being equal? Evil is what they judge! <section end="45:21"/>

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22 <section

begin="45:22"/>And Allah created the heavens and the earth with truth, and that every soul may be rewarded for what it has earned, and they will not be wronged. <section end="45:22"/>

23 <section begin="45:23"/>Seest thou him who takes his desire for his god, and Allah leaves him in error knowingly, and seals his hearing and his heart and puts a covering on his sight? Who can then guide him after Allah? Will you not mind? <section end="45:23"/>

24 <section begin="45:24"/>And they say: There is naught but our life of the world; we die and we live and nothing destroys us bur time, and they have no knowledge of that; they only conjecture. <section end="45:24"/>

25 <section begin="45:25"/>And when Our clear messages are recited to them, their only argument is that they say: Bring (back) our fathers, if you are truthful. <section end="45:25"/>

26 <section begin="45:26"/>Say: Allah gives you life, then makes you die, then will He gather you to the day' of Resurrection, wherein is no doubt, but most people know not. <section end="45:26"/>

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27 <section

begin="45:27"/>And Allah's is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth. And on the day when the Hour comes to pass, on that day will the followers of falsehood perish. <section end="45:27"/>

28 <section begin="45:28"/>And thou wilt see every nation kneeling down. Every nation will be called to its record. This day you are requited for what you did. <section end="45:28"/>

29 <section begin="45:29"/>This is Our record that speaks against you with truth. Surely We wrote what you did. <section end="45:29"/>

30 <section begin="45:30"/>Then as to those who believed and did good, their Lord will admit them to His mercy. That is the manifest achievement. <section end="45:30"/>

31 <section begin="45:31"/>And as to those who disbelieved -- were not My messages recited to you? But you were proud and you were a guilty people. <section end="45:31"/>

32 <section begin="45:32"/>And when it was said, Surely the promise of Allah is true and the Hour -- there is no doubt about it, you said: We know not what the Hour is. We think (it) only a conjecture and we are not at all sure. <section end="45:32"/>

33 <section begin="45:33"/>And the evil of what they did will become manifest to them, and that at which they mocked will encompass them. <section end="45:33"/>

34 <section begin="45:34"/>And it will be said: This day We forsake you as you neglected the meeting of this day of yours, and your abode is the Fire, and you have no helpers. <section end="45:34"/>

35 <section begin="45:35"/>That is because you made the messages of Allah a jest and the life of this world deceived you. So on that day they shall not be taken out of it, nor shall they be granted goodwill. <section end="45:35"/>

36 <section begin="45:36"/>So praise be to Allah, the Lord of the heavens and the Lord of the earth, the Lord of the worlds! <section end="45:36"/>

37 <section begin="45:37"/>And to Him belongs greatness in the heavens and the earth; and He is the Mighty, the Wise. <section end="45:37"/>

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