044 - Soorah ad-Dukhaan - (The Smoke) - [Makkee]

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[044:019] "And exalt not yourselves against Allāh. Truly, I have come to you with a manifest authority.

 

[044:020] "And truly, I seek refuge with my Lord and your Lord, lest you should stone me (or call me a sorcerer or kill me).

 

[044:021] "But if you believe me not, then keep away from me and leave me alone."

 

[044:022] (But they were aggressive) so he [Mūsā (Moses)] called upon his Lord (saying): "These are indeed the people who are Mujrimūn (disbelievers, polytheists, sinners, criminals)."

 

[044:023] (Allāh said): "Depart you with My slaves by night. Surely, you will be pursued.

 

[044:024] "And leave the sea as it is (quiet and divided). Verily, they are a host to be drowned."

 

[044:025] How many of gardens and springs that they [Fir'aun's (Pharaoh's) people] left behind,

 

[044:026] And green crops (fields) and goodly places,

 

[044:027] And comforts of life wherein they used to take delight!

 

[044:028] Thus (it was)! And We made other people inherit them (i.e. We made the Children of Israel to inherit the kingdom of Egypt).

 

[044:029] And the heavens and the earth wept not for them, nor were they given respite.

 

[044:030] And indeed We saved the Children of Israel from the humiliating torment,

 

[044:031] From Fir'aun (Pharaoh); verily, he was arrogant and was of the Musrifūn (those who transgress beyond bound in spending and other things and commit great sins).

 

[044:032] And We chose them (the Children of Israel) above the 'Ālamīn (mankind and jinn) [during the time of Mūsā (Moses)] with knowledge,

 

[044:033] And granted them signs in which there was a plain trial.

 

[044:034] Verily, these (Quraish people) are saying:

 

[044:035] "There is nothing but our first death, and we shall not be resurrected.

 

[044:036] "Then bring back our forefathers, if you speak the truth!"

 

[044:037] Are they better or the people of Tubba' and those before them? We destroyed them because they were indeed Mujrimūn (disbelievers, polytheists, sinners, criminals).

 

[044:038] And We created not the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, for mere play.

 

[044:039] We created them not except with truth (i.e. to examine and test those who are obedient and those who are disobedient and then reward the obedient ones and punish the disobedient ones), but most of them know not.

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(V.44:29) Narrated Ibn Jarīr At-Tabari: Ibn 'Abbās [radhi-yAllāhu 'anhu] said, "When a believer dies, the place of earth on which he used to prostrate himself in his Salāt (prayer), and the gate in the heaven through which his good deeds used to ascend, weep for him, while they do not weep for the disbeliever." (Tafsir At-Tabari)

 

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