AL ANKABUT (THE SPIDER)
(Revealed at Mecca - contains 69 verses - 7 sections)
Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
[Ankabut 29:1] Alif-Lam-Meem. (Alphabets of the Arabic language – Allah and to whomever He reveals, know their precise meanings.)
[Ankabut 29:2] Do men fancy that they will be left just upon their declaring, “We believe”, and they will not be tested?
[Ankabut 29:3] We indeed tested those before them – so Allah will surely test the truthful, and will surely test the liars.
[Ankabut 29:4] Or do they who commit evil deeds imagine that they can escape from Us? What an evil judgement they impose!
[Ankabut 29:5] Whoever expects to meet Allah – then indeed the time appointed by Allah will come; and He is the All Hearing, the All Knowing.
[Ankabut 29:6] And whoever strives in Allah's cause, strives only for his own benefit; indeed Allah is Independent of the entire creation.
[Ankabut 29:7] And those who accepted faith and did good deeds - We will indeed relieve their sins and reward them for the best of their deeds.
[Ankabut 29:8] And upon man We ordained kindness towards parents; and if they strive to make you ascribe a partner with Me, about which you do not have any knowledge, then do not obey them; towards Me only is your return and I will tell you what you used to do.
[Ankabut 29:9] And those who accepted faith and did good deeds - We shall indeed include them among the virtuous.
[Ankabut 29:10] And some people say, “We believe in Allah” – so if they are afflicted with some adversity in Allah’s way, they consider the chaos created by men as the punishment from Allah; and if the help comes from your Lord, they will surely say, “Indeed we were with you”; does not Allah well know what is in the hearts of the entire creation?
[Ankabut 29:11] And indeed Allah will make known the believers, and indeed He will expose the hypocrites.
[Ankabut 29:12] And the disbelievers said to the Muslims, “Follow our path and we will bear your sins”; whereas they will not bear anything from their sins; they are indeed liars.
[Ankabut 29:13] And they will surely bear their own burdens and some other burdens along with their own; and they will undoubtedly be questioned on the Day of Resurrection concerning what they had fabricated.
[Ankabut 29:14] And indeed We sent Nooh to his people - he therefore stayed with them for a thousand years, less fifty; so the flood seized them, and they were unjust.
[Ankabut 29:15] And We rescued him and the people aboard the ship, and made the ship a sign for the entire world.
[Ankabut 29:16] And (remember) Ibrahim – when he said to his people, “Worship Allah and fear Him; that is better for you, if you knew!”
[Ankabut 29:17] “You worship only idols instead of Allah, and only forge a clear lie; indeed those whom you worship instead of Allah do not control your sustenance – therefore seek your sustenance from Allah, and worship Him, and be grateful to Him; it is towards Him that you will be returned.”
[Ankabut 29:18] “And if you deny, then many nations have denied before you; and the Noble Messenger is not responsible except to plainly convey (the message).”
[Ankabut 29:19] Have they not seen how Allah initiates the creation, then will create it again? Indeed that is easy for Allah.
[Ankabut 29:20] Proclaim (O dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him), “Travel in the land and see how He creates for the first time, then Allah brings forth the next development; indeed Allah is Able to do all things.”
[Ankabut 29:21] He punishes whomever He wills and has mercy upon whomever He wills; and towards Him only you are to return.
[Ankabut 29:22] Neither can you escape (from His control) in the earth nor in the sky; and for you, other than Allah, there is neither a friend nor a supporter.
[Ankabut 29:23] And those who did not believe in My signs and in meeting Me, are those who have no hope of My mercy, and for them is a painful punishment.
[Ankabut 29:24] So his people could not answer him except to say, “Kill him or burn him” – so Allah rescued him from the fire; indeed in this are signs for people who believe.
[Ankabut 29:25] And Ibrahim said, “You have chosen only idols instead of Allah, with whom your friendship is only in the life of this world; then on the Day of Resurrection you will deny and curse each other; and the destination for all of you is hell, and you do not have supporters.”
[Ankabut 29:26] So Lut believed in him; and Ibrahim said, “I migrate towards my Lord; indeed only He is the Almighty, the Wise.”
[Ankabut 29:27] And We bestowed Ishaq and Yaqub to him, and kept the Prophethood and the Book among his descendants, and We gave him his reward in the world; and in the Hereafter he is indeed among those who deserve Our proximity.
[Ankabut 29:28] And We rescued Lut when he said to his people, “You indeed commit the shameful; such that no one in the creation has ever done before you.”
[Ankabut 29:29] “What! You commit the immoral with males, and cut off the roads; and you speak evilly in your gatherings?” So his people had no answer except to say, “Bring the punishment of Allah upon us if you are truthful!”
[Ankabut 29:30] He submitted, “My Lord! Help me against these mischievous people.”
[Ankabut 29:31] And when Our sent angels came with glad tidings to Ibrahim, they said, “We will surely destroy the people of that town; indeed its inhabitants are unjust.”
[Ankabut 29:32] He said, "Lut is in it!”; they said, “We know very well who all are there; we shall rescue him and his family, except his wife; she is of those who will stay behind.”
[Ankabut 29:33] And when Our sent angels came to Lut, he was unhappy at their arrival and was depressed – and they said, “Do not fear or grieve; we will surely rescue you and your family, except your wife, who is of those who will stay behind.”
[Ankabut 29:34] “We will indeed cause a punishment from the sky to descend upon the inhabitants of this town – the recompense of their disobedience.”
[Ankabut 29:35] And We have undoubtedly kept a part of it as a clear sign for people of intellect.
[Ankabut 29:36] And We sent towards Madyan, their fellowman Shuaib – he therefore said, “O my people! Worship Allah, and anticipate the Last Day, and do not roam the earth spreading turmoil.”
[Ankabut 29:37] In response they denied him – thereupon the earthquake seized them – so at morning they remained lying flattened in their homes.
[Ankabut 29:38] And We destroyed the A’ad and the Thamud, and you already know their dwellings; Satan made their deeds appear good to them and prevented them from the path, whereas they could perceive.
[Ankabut 29:39] And (We destroyed) Qaroon, Firaun and Haman; and indeed Moosa came to them with clear signs, so they were arrogant in the land, and they could never escape from Our control.
[Ankabut 29:40] So We caught each one upon his sin; so among them is one upon whom We sent a shower of stones; and among them is one who was seized by the Scream; and among them is one whom We buried in the earth, and among them is one whom We drowned; it did not befit Allah’s Majesty to oppress them, but they were wronging themselves.
[Ankabut 29:41] The example of those who choose masters other than Allah is like that of the spider; it makes the web its house; and indeed the weakest house of all is that of the spider; if only they knew.
[Ankabut 29:42] Allah knows what they worship instead of Him; He is the Almighty, the Wise.
[Ankabut 29:43] And We illustrate these examples for mankind; and none except the knowledgeable understand them.
[Ankabut 29:44] Allah created the heavens and the earth with the truth; indeed in this is a sign for the Muslims.
[Ankabut 29:45] O dear Prophet (Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him), recite from the Book which has been sent down to you, and establish the prayer; indeed the prayer stops from indecency and evil; and indeed the remembrance of Allah is the greatest; and Allah knows all what you do.
[Ankabut 29:46] And O Muslims, do not argue with the People given the Book(s) except in the best manner – except (with) those among them who oppress, and say, “We believe in what has been sent down towards us and what has been sent towards you – and ours and your God is One, and we have submitted ourselves to Him.”
[Ankabut 29:47] And this is how We sent down the Book to you O dear Prophet (Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him); so those to whom We gave the Book believe in it; and some of these (polytheists) believe in it; and none except the disbelievers reject Our signs.
[Ankabut 29:48] And you (O dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him) were not reading any Book before it, nor writing with your right hand – if it were, the people of falsehood would surely have doubted.
[Ankabut 29:49] In fact they are clear verses in the hearts of those who have been given knowledge; and none deny Our verses except the unjust.
[Ankabut 29:50] And they said, “Why did not signs come down to him from his Lord?” Say, “Signs are only with Allah; and I am purely a Herald of plain warning.”
[Ankabut 29:51] Is it not enough for them that We have sent down the Book upon you, which is read to them? Indeed in it are mercy and advice for the Muslims.
[Ankabut 29:52] Proclaim (O dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him), “Allah is Sufficient as a Witness between me and you; He knows all what is in the heavens and in the earth; and those who accepted faith in falsehood and denied faith in Allah – it is they who are the losers.”
[Ankabut 29:53] And they urge you to hasten the punishment; and if a time had not been fixed, the punishment would have certainly come upon them; and it will indeed come upon them suddenly whilst they are unaware.
[Ankabut 29:54] They urge you to hasten the punishment; and indeed hell has encompassed the disbelievers.
[Ankabut 29:55] The day when the punishment will envelop them from above them and from below their feet, and He will say, “Taste the flavour of your deeds!”
[Ankabut 29:56] O my bondmen who believe! Indeed My earth is spacious – therefore worship Me alone.
[Ankabut 29:57] Every soul must taste death; then it is to Us that you will return.
[Ankabut 29:58] And those who believed and did good deeds – indeed We will, surely, place them on high positions in Paradise beneath which rivers flow, abiding in it for ever; what an excellent reward of the performers!
[Ankabut 29:59] Those who patiently endured and who rely only upon their Lord.
[Ankabut 29:60] And many creatures walk upon the earth that do not carry their own sustenance; Allah provides the sustenance to them and to you; and only He is the All Hearing, the All Knowing.
[Ankabut 29:61] And if you ask them, “Who created the heavens and the earth, and subjected the sun and the moon?”, they will surely say, “Allah”; so where are they reverting?
[Ankabut 29:62] Allah eases the sustenance for whomever He wills among His bondmen, and restricts it for whomever He wills; indeed Allah knows all things.
[Ankabut 29:63] And if you ask them, “Who sent down the water from the sky, and with it revived the earth after its death?”, they will surely say, “Allah”; proclaim, “All praise is to Allah”; in fact most of them do not have any sense.
[Ankabut 29:64] And this worldly life is nothing but pastime and game; indeed the abode of the Hereafter - that is indeed the true life; if only they knew.
[Ankabut 29:65] And when they board the ships they pray to Allah, believing purely in Him; so when He delivers them safely to land, they immediately begin ascribing partners (to Him)!
[Ankabut 29:66] In order to be ungrateful for Our favours; and to use the comforts; therefore they soon will come to know.
[Ankabut 29:67] Did they not observe that We have created a refuge in the Sacred Land, and people around them are snatched away? So do they believe in falsehood and are ungrateful for the favours of Allah?
[Ankabut 29:68] And who is more unjust than one who fabricates lies against Allah, or denies the truth * when it comes to him? Is there not a place in hell for disbelievers? (* The Holy Prophet and / or the Holy Qur’an).
[Ankabut 29:69] And those who strove in Our way - We shall
surely show them Our paths; and indeed Allah is with the virtuous.
END OF SURAH