039 - Soorah az-Zumar - (The Groups) - [Makkee]
[039:011] Say (O Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]): "Verily, I am commanded to worship Allâh (Alone) by obeying Him and doing religious deeds sincerely for His sake only.
[039:012] "And I am commanded (this) in order that I may be the first of those who submit themselves to Allâh (in Islâm) as Muslims."
[039:013] Say (O Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]): "Verily, if I disobey my Lord, I am afraid of the torment of a great Day."
[039:014] Say (O Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]): "Allâh Alone I worship by doing religious deeds sincerely for His sake only (and not to show off, and not to set up rivals with Him in worship)."
[039:015] So, worship what you like besides Him. Say (O Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]): "The losers are those who will lose themselves and their families on the Day of Resurrection. Verily, that will be a manifest loss!"
[039:016] They shall have coverings of Fire, above them and covering (of Fire) beneath them. With this Allâh does frighten His slaves: "O My slaves, therefore fear Me!"
[039:017] Those who avoid At-Tâghűt (false deities) by not worshipping them and turn to Allâh (in repentance), for them are glad tidings; so announce the good news to My slaves –
[039:018] Those who listen to the Word [good advice Lâ ilâha illallâh – (none has the right to be worshipped but Allâh) and Islâmic Monotheism] and follow the best thereof (i.e. worship Allâh Alone, repent to Him and avoid Tâghűt) those are (the ones) whom Allâh has guided and those are men of understanding.
[039:019] Is, then one against whom the Word of punishment is justified (equal to the one who avoids evil)? Will you (O Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]) rescue him who is in the Fire?
[039:020] But those who fear their Lord (Allâh) and keep their duty to Him, for them are built lofty rooms, one above another under which rivers flow (i.e. Paradise). (This is) the Promise of Allâh, and Allâh does not fail in (His) Promise.
[039:021] See you not that Allâh sends down water (rain) from the sky, and causes it to penetrate the earth, (and then makes it to spring up) as water springs, and afterward thereby produces crops of different colours, and afterward they wither and you see them turn yellow; then He makes them dry and broken pieces. Verily, in this is a Reminder for men of understanding.
(V.39:17) See the footnote of (V.2:256).
(V.39:18) Like Zaid bin 'Amr bin Nufail, Salmân Al-Fârisi and Abű Dharr Al-Ghifârî. [Tafsir Al-Qurtubi, Vol. 12, also see the footnote of (V.2:135)]