AL SAJDAH (THE PROSTRATION)
(Revealed at Mecca - contains 30 verses - 3 sections)
Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
[Sajdah 32:1] Alif-Lam-Meem. (Alphabets of the Arabic language – Allah and to whomever He reveals, know their precise meanings.)
[Sajdah 32:2] The revelation of the Book is, without doubt, from the Lord Of The Creation.
[Sajdah 32:3] What! They dare say that, “He has fabricated it”? In fact it is the Truth from your Lord, in order that you warn a nation towards whom no Herald of Warning came before you, in the hope of their attaining guidance.
[Sajdah 32:4] It is Allah Who created the heavens and the earth, and all what is between them, in six days, then (befitting His Majesty) established Himself over the Throne (of control); leaving Allah, there is neither a friend nor an intercessor for you; so do you not ponder?
[Sajdah 32:5] He plans (all) the job(s) from the heaven to the earth - then it will return to Him on the Day which amounts to a thousand years in your count.
[Sajdah 32:6] This is the All Knowing - of all the hidden and the visible, the Most Honourable, the Most Merciful.
[Sajdah 32:7] The One Who created all things excellent, and Who initiated the creation of man from clay.
[Sajdah 32:8] Then kept his posterity with a part of an abject fluid.
[Sajdah 32:9] Then made him proper and blew into him a spirit from Him, and bestowed ears and eyes and hearts to you; very little thanks do you offer!
[Sajdah 32:10] And they said, “When we have mingled into the earth, will we be created again?”; in fact they disbelieve in the meeting with their Lord.
[Sajdah 32:11] Proclaim, “The angel of death, who is appointed over you, causes you to die and then towards your Lord you will return.”
[Sajdah 32:12] And if you see when the guilty will hang their heads before their Lord; “Our Lord! We have seen and heard, therefore send us back in order that we do good deeds - we are now convinced!”
[Sajdah 32:13] And had We willed We would have given every soul its guidance, but My Word is decreed that I will certainly fill hell with these jinns and men, combined.
[Sajdah 32:14] “Therefore taste the recompense of your forgetting the confronting of this day of yours; We have abandoned you – now taste the everlasting punishment, the recompense of your deeds!”
[Sajdah 32:15] Only those believe in Our signs who, when they are reminded of them, fall down in prostration and proclaim the Purity of their Lord while praising Him, and are not conceited. (Command of prostration # 9).
[Sajdah 32:16] Their sides stay detached from their beds and they pray to their Lord with fear and hope - and they spend from what We have bestowed upon them.
[Sajdah 32:17] So no soul knows the comfort of the eyes that is kept hidden for them *; the reward of their deeds. ( * Paradise)
[Sajdah 32:18] So will the believer ever be equal to the one who is lawless? They are not equal!
[Sajdah 32:19] Those who accepted faith and did good deeds – for them are the Gardens of (everlasting) stay; a welcome in return for what they did.
[Sajdah 32:20] And those who are lawless - their destination is the fire; whenever they wish to come out of it, they will be returned into it, and it will be said to them, “Taste the punishment of the fire you used to deny!”
[Sajdah 32:21] And We shall indeed make them taste the smaller punishment before the greater punishment, so that they may return.
[Sajdah 32:22] And who is more unjust than one who is preached to from the verses his Lord, then he turns away from them? We will indeed take revenge from the guilty.
[Sajdah 32:23] And indeed We bestowed the Book to Moosa, therefore have no doubt in its acquisition, and made it a guidance for the Descendants of Israel.
[Sajdah 32:24] And We made some leaders among them, guiding by Our command, when they had persevered; and they used to accept faith in Our signs.
[Sajdah 32:25] Indeed your Lord will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning the matters in which they used to differ.
[Sajdah 32:26] And did they not obtain guidance by the fact that We did destroy many generations before them, so now they walk in their houses? Indeed in this are signs; so do they not heed?
[Sajdah 32:27] And do they not see that We send the water to the barren land and produce crops with it, so their animals and they themselves eat from it? So do they not perceive?
[Sajdah 32:28] And they say, “When will this decision take place, if you are truthful?”
[Sajdah 32:29] Proclaim, “On the Day of Decision *, the disbelievers will not benefit from their accepting faith, nor will they get respite.” (* Of death or of resurrection)
[Sajdah 32:30] Therefore turn away from them and wait – indeed they too have to wait.
END OF SURAH