034 - Soorah Saba. - (Sheba) - [Makkee]

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[034:040] And (remember) the Day when He will gather them all together, then He will say to the angels: "Was it you that these people used to worship?"


[034:041] They (the angels) will say: "Glorified are You! You are our WalÓ (Lord) instead of them. Nay, but they used to worship the jinn; most of them were believers in them."


[034:042] So Today (i.e. the Day of Resurrection), none of you can profit or harm one another. And We shall say to those who did wrong [i.e. worshipped others (like the angels, jinn, prophets, saints, righteous persons) along with All‚h]: "Taste the torment of the Fire which you used to deny."


[034:043] And when Our Clear Verses are recited to them, they say: "This (Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]) is naught but a man who wishes to hinder you from that which your fathers used to worship." And they say: "This (the Qur'‚n) is nothing but an invented lie." And those who disbelieve say of the truth when it has come to them (i.e. Prophet Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam] when All‚h sent him as a Messenger with proofs, evidences, verses of this Qur'‚n, lessons, signs, etc.): "This is nothing but evident magic!"


[034:044] And We had not given them Scriptures which they could study, nor sent to them before you (O Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]) any warner (Messenger).


[034:045] And those before them denied; these have not received even a tenth of what We had granted to those (of old); yet they denied My Messengers. Then how (terrible) was My denial (punishment)!


[034:046] Say (to them O Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]): "I exhort you to one (thing) only, that you stand up for All‚h's sake in pairs and singly, and reflect (within yourselves the life history of the Prophet ), there is no madness in your companion (Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]). He is only a warner to you in face of a severe torment."


[034:047] Say (O Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]): "Whatever wage I might have asked of you is yours. My wage is from All‚h only, and He is a Witness over all things."


[034:048] Say (O Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]): "Verily, my Lord sends down (Revelation and makes apparent) the truth (i.e. this Revelation that had come to me), the All-Knower of the Ghaib (Unseen).




(V.34:42) Almighty All‚h says: "They (Jews and Christians) took their rabbis and their monks to be their lords besides All‚h (by obeying them in things that they made lawful or unlawful according to their own desires without being ordered by All‚h), and (they also took as their Lord) Messiah, son of Maryam (Mary), while they (Jews and Christians) were commanded [in the Taur‚t (Torah) and the InjÓl (Gospel)] to worship none but one Il‚h (God -- All‚h), L‚ il‚ha ill‚ Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He). Glorified is He, (far above is He) from having the partners they associate (with Him)." (V. 9:31)

Once, while All‚h's Messenger [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam] was reciting the above Verse, 'Adi bin H‚tim said, "O All‚h's Prophet! They do not worship them (rabbis and monks)." All‚h's Messenger [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam] said, "They certainly do. They (i.e. rabbis and monks) made legal things illegal, and illegal things legal, and they (i.e. Jews and Christians) followed them, and by doing so they really worshipped them."

[Narrated by Ahmad, At-Tirmidhi, and Ibn Jarir. (TafsÓr At-TabarÓ)]


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