Surah 41 (Signs) Spelled Out - Fussilat, 54 verses (Makka)
In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
- Ha Mim:
- A Revelation from (God), Most Gracious, Most
- A Book, whereof the verses are explained in
detail;- a Qur'an in Arabic, for people who
- Giving good news and admonition: yet most of them
turn away, and so they hear not.
- They say: "Our hearts are under veils, (concealed)
from that to which thou dost invite us, and in our ears
in a deafness, and between us and thee is a screen: so
do thou (what thou wilt); for us, we shall do (what we
- Say thou: "I am but a man like you: It is revealed
to me by Inspiration, that your God is one God: so
stand true to Him, and ask for His Forgiveness." And
woe to those who join gods with God,-
- Those who practise not regular Charity, and who
even deny the Hereafter.
- For those who believe and work deeds of
righteousness is a reward that will never fail.
- Say: Is it that ye deny Him Who created the earth
in two Days? And do ye join equals with Him? He is the
Lord of (all) the Worlds.
- He set on the (earth), mountains standing firm,
high above it, and bestowed blessings on the earth, and
measure therein all things to give them nourishment in
due proportion, in four Days, in accordance with (the
needs of) those who seek (Sustenance).
- Moreover He comprehended in His design the sky, and
it had been (as) smoke: He said to it and to the earth:
"Come ye together, willingly or unwillingly." They
said: "We do come (together), in willing obedience."
- So He completed them as seven firmaments in two
Days, and He assigned to each heaven its duty and
command. And We adorned the lower heaven with lights,
and (provided it) with guard. Such is the Decree of
(Him) the Exalted in Might, Full of Knowledge.
- But if they turn away, say thou: "I have warned you
of a stunning Punishment (as of thunder and lightning)
like that which (overtook) the 'Ad and the Thamud!"
- Behold, the apostles came to them, from before them
and behind them, (preaching): "Serve none but God."
They said, "If our Lord had so pleased, He would
certainly have sent down angels (to preach). Now we
reject your mission (altogether)."
- Now the 'Ad behaved arrogantly through the land,
against (all) truth and reason, and said: "Who is
superior to us in strength?" What! did they not see
that God, Who created them, was superior to them in
strength? But they continued to reject Our Signs!
- So We sent against them a furious Wind through days
of disaster, that We might give them a taste of a
Penalty of humiliation in this life; but the Penalty of
a Hereafter will be more humiliating still: and they
will find no help.
- As to the Thamud, We gave them Guidance, but they
preferred blindness (of heart) to Guidance: so the
stunning Punishment of humiliation seized them, because
of what they had earned.
- But We delivered those who believed and practised
- On the Day that the enemies of God will be gathered
together to the Fire, they will be marched in ranks.
- At length, when they reach the (Fire), their
hearing, their sight, and their skins will bear witness
against them, as to (all) their deeds.
- They will say to their skins: "Why bear ye witness
against us?" They will say: "God hath given us speech,-
(He) Who giveth speech to everything: He created you
for the first time, and unto Him were ye to return.
- "Ye did not seek to hide yourselves, lest your
hearing, your sight, and your skins should bear witness
against you! But ye did think that God knew not many of
the things that ye used to do!
- "But this thought of yours which ye did entertain
concerning your Lord, hath brought you to destruction,
and (now) have ye become of those utterly lost!"
- If, then, they have patience, the Fire will be a
home for them! and if they beg to be received into
favour, into favour will they not (then) be received.
- And We have destined for them intimate companions
(of like nature), who made alluring to them what was
before them and behind them; and the sentence among the
previous generations of Jinns and men, who have passed
away, is proved against them; for they are utterly
- The Unbelievers say: "Listen not to this Qur'an,
but talk at random in the midst of its (reading), that
ye may gain the upper hand!"
- But We will certainly give the Unbelievers a taste
of a severe Penalty, and We will requite them for the
worst of their deeds.
- Such is the requital of the enemies of God,- the
Fire: therein will be for them the Eternal Home: a
(fit) requital, for that they were wont to reject Our
- And the Unbelievers will say: "Our Lord! Show us
those, among Jinns and men, who misled us: We shall
crush them beneath our feet, so that they become the
vilest (before all)."
- In the case of those who say, "Our Lord is God",
and, further, stand straight and steadfast, the angels
descend on them (from time to time): "Fear ye not!"
(they suggest), "Nor grieve! but receive the Glad
Tidings of the Garden (of Bliss), the which ye were
- "We are your protectors in this life and in the
Hereafter: therein shall ye have all that your souls
shall desire; therein shall ye have all that ye ask
- "A hospitable gift from one Oft-Forgiving, Most
- Who is better in speech than one who calls (men) to
God, works righteousness, and says, "I am of those who
bow in Islam"?
- Nor can goodness and Evil be equal. Repel (Evil)
with what is better: Then will he between whom and thee
was hatred become as it were thy friend and intimate!
- And no one will be granted such goodness except
those who exercise patience and self-restraint,- none
but persons of the greatest good fortune.
- And if (at any time) an incitement to discord is
made to thee by the Evil One, seek refuge in God. He is
the One Who hears and knows all things.
- Among His Sings are the Night and the Day, and the
Sun and the Moon. Adore not the sun and the moon, but
adore God, Who created them, if it is Him ye wish to
- But is the (Unbelievers) are arrogant, (no matter):
for in the presence of thy Lord are those who celebrate
His praises by night and by day. And they never flag
(nor feel themselves above it).
- And among His Signs in this: thou seest the earth
barren and desolate; but when We send down rain to it,
it is stirred to life and yields increase. Truly, He
Who gives life to the (dead) earth can surely give life
to (men) who are dead. For He has power over all
- Those who pervert the Truth in Our Signs are not
hidden from Us. Which is better?- he that is cast into
the Fire, or he that comes safe through, on the Day of
Judgment? Do what ye will: verily He seeth (clearly)
all that ye do.
- Those who reject the Message when it comes to them
(are not hidden from Us). And indeed it is a Book of
- No falsehood can approach it from before or behind
it: It is sent down by One Full of Wisdom, Worthy of
- Nothing is said to thee that was not said to the
apostles before thee: that thy lord has at his Command
(all) forgiveness as well as a most Grievous Penalty.
- Had We sent this as a Qur'an (in the language)
other than Arabic, they would have said: "Why are not
its verses explained in detail? What! (a Book) not in
Arabic and (a Messenger an Arab?" Say: "It is a Guide
and a Healing to those who believe; and for those who
believe not, there is a deafness in their ears, and it
is blindness in their (eyes): They are (as it were)
being called from a place far distant!"
- We certainly gave Moses the Book aforetime: but
disputes arose therein. Had it not been for a Word that
went forth before from thy Lord, (their differences)
would have been settled between them: but they remained
in suspicious disquieting doubt thereon.
- Whoever works righteousness benefits his own soul;
whoever works evil, it is against his own soul: nor is
thy Lord ever unjust (in the least) to His Servants.
- To Him is referred the Knowledge of the Hour (of
Judgment: He knows all): No date-fruit comes out of its
sheath, nor does a female conceive (within her womb)
nor bring forth the Day that (God) will propound to
them the (question), "Where are the partners (ye
attributed to Me?" They will say, "We do assure thee
not one of us can bear witness!"
- The (deities) they used to invoke aforetime will
leave them in the lurch, and they will perceive that
they have no way of escape.
- Man does not weary of asking for good (things), but
if ill touches him, he gives up all hope (and) is lost
- When we give him a taste of some Mercy from
Ourselves, after some adversity has touched him, he is
sure to say, "This is due to my (merit): I think not
that the Hour (of Judgment) will (ever) be established;
but if I am brought back to my Lord, I have (much) good
(stored) in His sight!" But We will show the
Unbelievers the truth of all that they did, and We
shall give them the taste of a severe Penalty.
- When We bestow favours on man, he turns away, and
gets himself remote on his side (instead of coming to
Us); and when evil seizes him, (he comes) full of
- Say: "See ye if the (Revelation) is (really) from
God, and yet do ye reject it? Who is more astray than
one who is in a schism far (from any purpose)?"
- Soon will We show them our Signs in the (furthest)
regions (of the earth), and in their own souls, until
it becomes manifest to them that this is the Truth. Is
it not enough that thy Lord doth witness all things?
- Ah indeed! Are they in doubt concerning the Meeting
with their Lord? Ah indeed! It is He that doth
encompass all things!
Surah 40 The Believer
Surah 41 (Signs) Spelled Out
Surah 42 Council