038 - Soorah Saad - [Makkee]

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[038:062] And they will say: "What is the matter with us that we see not men whom we used to count among the bad ones?"


[038:063] Did we take them as an object of mockery, or have (our) eyes failed to perceive them?"


[038:064] Verily, that is the very truth – the mutual dispute of the people of the Fire!


[038:065] Say (O Muhammad [sal-Allāhu 'alayhi wa sallam]): "I am only a warner and there is no Ilāh (God) except Allāh (none has the right to be worshipped but Allāh) the One, the Irresistible,


[038:066] "The Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving."


[038:067] Say: "That (this Qur'ān) is great news,


[038:068] "From which you turn away!


[038:069] "I had no knowledge of the chiefs (angels) on high when they were disputing and discussing (about the creation of Adam).


[038:070] "Only this has been revealed to me, that I am a plain warner."


[038:071] (Remember) when your Lord said to the angels: "Truly, I am going to create man from clay."


[038:072] So, when I have fashioned him and breathed into him (his) soul created by Me, then you fall down prostrate to him."


[038:073] So, the angels prostrated themselves, all of them,


[038:074] Except Iblīs (Satan), he was proud and was one of the disbelievers.


[038:075] (Allāh) said: "O Iblīs (Satan)! What prevents you from prostrating yourself to one whom I have created with Both My Hands. Are you too proud (to fall prostrate to Adam) or are you one of the high exalted?"


[038:076] [Iblīs (Satan)] said: "I am better than him. You created me from fire, and You created him from clay."


[038:077] (Allāh) said: "Then get out from here; for verily, you are outcast.


[038:078] "And verily, My Curse is on you till the Day of Recompense."


[038:079] [Iblīs (Satan)] said: "My Lord! Give me then respite till the Day the (dead) are resurrected."


[038:080] (Allāh) said: "Verily, you are of those allowed respite


[038:081] Till the Day of the time appointed."


[038:082] [Iblīs (Satan)] said: "By Your Might, then I will surely mislead them all,


[038:083] "Except Your chosen slaves amongst them (i.e. faithful, obedient, true believers of Islāmic Monotheism)."




(V.38:74) See the footnote of (V.22:9).


(V.38:75) See the footnote of (V.3:73).


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