038 - Soorah Saad - [Makkee]
[038:043] And We gave him (back) his family, and along with them the like thereof, as a Mercy from Us, and a Reminder for those who understand.
[038:044] "And take in your hand a bundle of thin grass and strike therewith (your wife), and break not your oath. Truly, We found him patient. How excellent a slave! Verily, he was ever oft-returning in repentance (to Us)!
[038:045] And remember Our slaves, Ibrâhîm (Abraham), Ishâq (Isaac), and Ya'qûb (Jacob), (all) owners of strength (in worshipping Us) and (also) of religious understanding.
[038:046] Verily, We did choose them by granting them (a good thing, – i.e.) the remembrance of the Home (in the Hereafter and they used to make the people remember it, and also they used to invite the people to obey Allâh and to do good deeds for the Hereafter).
[038:047] And they are with Us, verily, of the chosen and the best!
[038:048] And remember Ismâ'îl (Ishmael), Al-Yasaa' (Elisha), and Dhul-Kifl (Isaiah), all are among the best.
[038:049] This is a Reminder. And verily, for the Muttaqûn (the pious. See V.2:2) is a good final return (Paradise), –
[038:050] 'Adn (Eden) Paradise (everlasting Gardens), whose doors will be opened for them.
[038:051] Therein they will recline; therein they will call for fruits in abundance and drinks;
[038:052] And beside them will be Qâsirât-at-Tarf [chaste females (wives) restraining their glances (desiring none except their husbands)], (and) of equal ages.
[038:053] This it is what you (Al-Muttaqûn – the pious. See V.2:2) are promised for the Day of Reckoning!
[038:054] (It will be said to them:) Verily, this is Our provision which will never finish.
[038:055] This is so! And for the Tâghûn (transgressors, the disobedient to Allâh and His Messenger – disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh, criminals) will be an evil final return (Fire).
[038:056] Hell! Where they will burn, and worst (indeed) is that place to rest!
[038:057] This is so! Then let them taste it – a boiling fluid and dirty wound discharges.
[038:058] And other (torments) of similar kind – all together!
[038:059] This is a troop entering with you (in Hell), no welcome for them! Verily, they shall burn in the Fire!
[038:060] They (the followers of the misleaders) will say: "Nay, you (too)! No welcome for you! It is you (misleaders) who brought this upon us (because you misled us in the world), so evil is this place to stay in!"
[038:061] They will say: "Our Lord! Whoever brought this upon us, add to him a double torment in the Fire!"
(V.38:44) During the ailment of Ayyûb (Job), his wife used to beg for him, and Satan told her a word of disbelief to say and she told her husband [Ayyûb (Job)]; so he became angry with her and took an oath to strike her one hundred lashes. So Allâh ordered Ayyûb (Job) to fulfil his oath by striking her with the bundle of thin grass. (Tafsîr Al-Qurtubi)