041 - Soorah Fussilat - (They are explained in detail) - [Makkee]
In the Name of All‚h, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
[These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'‚n, and none but All‚h (Alone) knows their meanings.]
[041:002] A revelation from (All‚h) the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
[041:003] A Book whereof the Verses are explained in detail Ė a Qur'‚n in Arabic for a people who know.
[041:004] Giving glad tidings [of Paradise to the one who believes in the Oneness of All‚h (i.e. Isl‚mic Monotheism) and fears All‚h much (abstains from all kinds of sins and evil deeds) and loves All‚h much (performing all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained)] and warning (of punishment in the Hell-fire to the one who disbelieves in the Oneness of All‚h), but most of them turn away, so they hear not.
[041:005] And they say: "Our hearts are under coverings (screened) from that to which you invite us; and in our ears is deafness, and between us and you is a screen, so work you (on your way); verily, we are working (on our way)."
[041:006] Say (O Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]): "I am only a human being like you. It is revealed to me that your Il‚h (God) is One Il‚h (God Ė All‚h), therefore take Straight Path to Him (with true Faith Ė Isl‚mic Monotheism) and obedience to Him, and seek forgiveness of Him. And woe to Al-MushrikŻn (the polytheists, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of All‚h).
[041:007] Those who give not the Zak‚t (obligatory charity) and they are disbelievers in the Hereafter.
[041:008] Truly, those who believe (in the Oneness of All‚h, and in His Messenger Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam] Ė Isl‚mic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, for them will be an endless reward that will never stop (i.e. Paradise).
[041:009] Say (O Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]): "Do you verily disbelieve in Him Who created the earth in two Days? And you set up rivals (in worship) with Him? That is the Lord of the '¬lamÓn (mankind, jinn and all that exists)."
[041:010] He placed therein (i.e. the earth) firm mountains from above it, and He blessed it, and measured therein its sustenance (for its dwellers) in four Days equal (i.e. all these four 'days' were equal in the length of time) for all those who ask (about its creation).
[041:011] Then He rose over (Istaw‚) towards the heaven when it was smoke, and said to it and to the earth: "Come both of you willingly or unwillingly." They both said: "We come willingly."