013 - Soorah ar-Ra'd - (The Thunder) - [Madanee]

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[013:014] For Him (All‚h, Alone) is the Word of Truth (i.e. none has the right to be worshipped but All‚h). And those whom they (polytheists and disbelievers) invoke besides Him, answer them no more than one who stretches forth his hand (at the edge of a deep well) for water to reach his mouth, but it reaches him not; and the invocation of the disbelievers is nothing but an error (i.e. of no use).

 

[013:015] And to All‚h (Alone) falls in prostration whoever is in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and so do their shadows in the mornings and in the afternoons.

 

[013:016] Say (O Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]): "Who is the Lord of the heavens and the earth?" Say: "(It is) All‚h." Say: "Have you then taken (for worship) Auliy‚' (protectors) other than Him, such as have no power either for benefit or for harm to themselves?" Say: "Is the blind equal to the one who sees? Or darkness equal to light? Or do they assign to All‚h partners who created the like of His creation, so that the creation (which they made and His creation) seemed alike to them?" Say: "All‚h is the Creator of all things; and He is the One, the Irresistible."

 

[013:017] He sends down water (rain) from the sky, and the valleys flow according to their measure, but the flood bears away the foam that mounts up to the surface - and (also) from that (ore) which they heat in the fire in order to make ornaments or utensils, rises a foam like it, thus does All‚h (by parables) show forth truth and falsehood. Then, as for the foam it passes away as scum upon the banks, while that which is for the good of mankind remains in the earth. Thus All‚h sets forth parables (for the truth and falsehood, i.e. Belief and disbelief).

 

[013:018] For those who answered their Lord's Call (believed in the Oneness of All‚h and followed His Messenger Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam], i.e. Isl‚mic Monotheism) is Al-Husn‚ (i.e. Paradise). But those who answered not His Call (disbelieved in the Oneness of All‚h and followed not His Messenger Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]), if they had all that is in the earth together with its like, they would offer it in order to save themselves (from the torment, but it will be in vain). For them there will be the terrible reckoning. Their dwelling place will be Hell; and worst indeed is that place for rest.

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* (V.13:15) Prostration (see the List of Prostration Places at the end).

 

(V.13:17) See the footnote (A) of (V.9:119).

 

(V.13:18) See the footnotes of (V.3:164), (V.3:85) and (V.3:91).

 

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