037 - Soorah as-Saaffaat - (Those Ranged in Ranks) - [Makkee]

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[037:077] And, his progeny, them We made the survivors (i.e. Shem, Ham and Japheth).

 

[037:078] And left for him (a goodly remembrance) among the later generations:

 

[037:079] "Salām (peace) be upon Nūh (Noah) (from Us) among the 'Ālamīn (mankind, jinn and all that exists)!"

 

[037:080] Verily, thus We reward the Muhsinūn (good-doers. See V.2:112).

 

[037:081] Verily, he [Nūh (Noah)] was one of Our believing slaves.

 

[037:082] Then We drowned the others (disbelievers and polytheists).

 

[037:083] And verily, among those who followed his [Nūh's (Noah's)] way (Islāmic Monotheism) was Ibrāhīm (Abraham).

 

[037:084] When he came to his Lord with a pure heart (attached to Allāh Alone and none else, worshipping none but Allāh Alone – true Islāmic Monotheism, pure from the filth of polytheism).

 

[037:085] When he said to his father and to his people: "What is it that which you worship?

 

[037:086] "Is it a falsehood – ālihah (gods) other than Allāh – that you desire?

 

[037:087] "Then what think you about the Lord of the 'Ālamīn (mankind, jinn, and all that exists)?"

 

[037:088] Then he cast a glance at the stars,

 

[037:089] And he said: "Verily, I am sick (with plague). [He did this trick to remain in their temple of idols to destroy them and not to accompany them to the pagan feast]."

 

[037:090] So they turned away from him and departed (for fear of the disease).

 

[037:091] Then he turned to their ālihah (gods) and said: "Will you not eat (of the offering before you)?

 

[037:092] "What is the matter with you that you speak not?"

 

[037:093] Then he turned upon them, striking (them) with (his) right hand.

 

[037:094] Then they (the worshippers of idols) came towards him hastening.

 

[037:095] He said: "Worship you that which you (yourselves) carve?

 

[037:096] "While Allāh has created you and what you make!"

 

[037:097] They said: "Build for him a building (it is said that the building was like a furnace) and throw him into the blazing fire!"

 

[037:098] So, they plotted a plot against him, but We made them the lowest.

 

[037:099] And he said (after his rescue from the fire): "Verily, I am going to my Lord. He will guide me!"

 

[037:100] "My Lord! Grant me (offspring) from the righteous."

 

[037:101] So, We gave him the glad tidings of a forbearing boy.

 

[037:102] And, when he (his son) was old enough to walk with him, he said: "O my son! I have seen in a dream that I am slaughtering you (offering you in sacrifice to Allāh). So look what you think!" He said: "O my father! Do that which you are commanded, In shā' Allāh (if Allāh wills), you shall find me of As-Sābirūn (the patient)."

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(V.37:89) See the footnote (C) of (V.16:121).

 

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