038 - Soorah Saad - [Makkee]

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[038:027] And We created not the heaven and the earth and all that is between them without purpose! That is the consideration of those who disbelieve! Then woe to those who disbelieve (in Islāmic Monotheism) from the Fire!

 

[038:028] Shall We treat those who believe (in the Oneness of Allāh – Islāmic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds as Mufsidūn (those who associate partners in worship with Allāh and commit crimes) on earth? Or shall We treat the Muttaqūn (the pious. See V.2:2) as the Fujjār (criminals, disbelievers, the wicked)?

 

[038:029] (This is) a Book (the Qur'ān) which We have sent down to you, full of blessings, that they may ponder over its Verses, and that men of understanding may remember.

 

[038:030] And to Dāwūd (David) We gave Sulaimān (Solomon). How excellent a slave! Verily, he was ever oft-returning in repentance (to Us)!

 

[038:031] When there were displayed before him, in the afternoon, well trained horses of the highest breed [for Jihād (holy fighting in Allāh's Cause)].

 

[038:032] He said: "I did love the good (these horses) instead of remembering my Lord (in my 'Asr prayer)," till the time was over, and (the sun) had hidden in the veil (of night).

 

[038:033] Then he said: "Bring them (horses) back to me." Then he began to pass his hand over their legs and their necks (till the end of the display).

 

[038:034] And indeed, We did try Sulaimān (Solomon) and We placed on his throne Jasad (a devil, so he lost his kingdom for a while) and he did return (to Allāh with obedience and in repentance, and to his throne and kingdom by the Grace of Allāh).

 

[038:035] He said: "My Lord! Forgive me, and bestow upon me a kingdom such as shall not belong to any other after me. Verily, You are the Bestower."

 

[038:036] So, We subjected to him the wind; it blew gently by his order whithersoever he willed,

 

[038:037] And also the Shayātīn (devils) from the jinn (including) every kind of builder and diver,

 

[038:038] And also others bound in fetters.

 

[038:039] [Allāh said to Sulaimān (Solomon):] "This is Our Gift, so spend you or withhold, no account will be asked of you."

 

[038:040] And verily, for him is a near access to Us, and a good (final) return (Paradise).

 

[038:041] And remember Our slave Ayyūb (Job), when he invoked his Lord (saying): "Verily, Shaitān (Satan) has touched me with distress (by ruining my health) and torment (by ruining my wealth)!

 

[038:042] (Allāh said to him): "Strike the ground with your foot. This is (a spring of) water to wash in, cool and a (refreshing) drink."

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