013 - Soorah ar-Ra'd - (The Thunder) - [Madanee]
[013:006] They ask you to hasten the evil before the good, while (many) exemplary punishments have indeed occurred before them. But verily, your Lord is full of forgiveness for mankind inspite of their wrongdoing. And verily, your Lord is (also) Severe in punishment.
[013:007] And the disbelievers say: "Why is not a sign sent down to him from his Lord?" You are only a warner, and to every people there is a guide.
[013:008] All‚h knows what every female bears, and by how much the wombs fall short (of their time or number) or exceed. Everything with Him is in (due) proportion.
[013:009] All-Knower of the unseen and the seen, the Most Great, the Most High.
[013:010] It is the same (to Him) whether any of you conceals his speech or declares it openly, whether he be hid by night or goes forth freely by day.
[013:011] For him (each person), there are angels in succession, before and behind him. They guard him by the Command of All‚h. Verily, All‚h will not change the (good) condition of a people as long as they do not change their state (of goodness) themselves (by committing sins and by being ungrateful and disobedient to All‚h). But when All‚h wills a people's punishment, there can be no turning it back, and they will find besides Him no protector.
[013:012] It is He Who shows you the lightning, as a fear (for travellers) and as a hope (for those who wait for rain). And it is He Who brings up (or originates) the clouds, heavy (with water).
[013:013] And Ar-Ra'd (thunder) glorifies and praises Him, and so do the angels because of His awe. He sends the thunderbolts, and therewith He strikes whom He wills, yet they (disbelievers) dispute about All‚h. And He is Mighty in strength and Severe in punishment.
(V.13:11) See the footnote (B) of (V.6:61).
(V.13:13) Ar-Ra'd: It is said that he is the angel in charge of clouds and he drives them as ordered by All‚h, and he glorifies His Praises. (TafsÓr Al-QurtubÓ)