007 - Soorah al-A'raaf - (The Heights (or The Wall with Elevations)) - [Makkee]
In the Name of Allâh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
[These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'ân and none but Allâh (Alone) knows their meanings.]
[007:002] (This is a) Book (the Qur'ân) sent down to you (O Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]), so let not your breast be narrow therefrom, that you warn thereby; and a reminder to the believers.
[007:003] [Say (O Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]) to these idolaters (pagan Arabs) of your folk:] Follow what has been sent down to you from your Lord (the Qur'ân and Prophet Muhammad's Sunnah), and follow not any Auliyâ' (protectors and helpers who order you to associate partners in worship with Allâh), besides Him (Allâh). Little do you remember!
[007:004] And a great number of towns (their population) We destroyed (for their crimes). Our torment came upon them (suddenly) by night or while they were taking their midday nap.
[007:005] No cry did they utter when Our torment came upon them but this: "Verily, we were Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong doers)."
[007:006] Then surely We shall question those (people) to whom it (the Book) was sent and verily, We shall question the Messengers.
[007:007] Then surely We shall narrate to them (their whole story) with knowledge, and indeed We have not been absent.
[007:008] And the weighing on that day (Day of Resurrection) will be the true (weighing). So, as for those whose Scale (of good deeds) will be heavy, they will be the successful (by entering Paradise).
[007:009] And as for those whose Scale will be light, they are those who will lose their own selves (by entering Hell) because they denied and rejected Our Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.).
[007:010] And surely We gave you authority on the earth and appointed for you therein provisions (for your life). Little thanks do you give.
[007:011] And surely, We created you (your father Adam) and then gave you shape (the noble shape of a human being); then We told the angels, "Prostrate yourselves to Adam," and they prostrated themselves, except Iblîs (Satan), he refused to be of those who prostrated themselves.
(V.7:8) The Statement of Allâh [Subhânahu wa Ta'âla]:
"And We shall set up Balances of justice on the Day of Resurrection." (V.21:47).
The deeds and the statement of Adam's offspring will be weighed.
Narrated Abu Hurairah [radhi-yAllâhu 'anhu]: The Prophet [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam] said, "(There are) two words (expressions or sayings) which are dear to the Most Gracious (Allâh) and very easy for the tongue to say, but very heavy in the Balance. They are:'Subhân Allâhi wa bihamdihi -- Subhân Allâhil-'Azîm.' "*
[Sahih Al-Bukhâri, 9/7563 (O.P.652)]
* 'Glorified is Allâh and His is all praise' -- 'Glorified is Allâh, the Most Great.' (or I deem Allâh above all those unsuitable things ascribed to Him, and free Him from resembling anything whatsoever, and I glorify His Praises! I deem Allâh, the Most Great above all those unsuitable things ascribed to Him and free Him from resembling anything whatsoever).