43rd Surah Fatir 35


  Revealed 43rd  

[All] praise is [due] to God, Creator of the heavens and the earth, [who] made the angels messengers having wings, two or three or four. He increases in creation what He wills. Indeed, God is over all things Powerful.

Whatever God grants to people of mercy - none can withhold it; and whatever He withholds - none can release it thereafter. And He is the Almighty, the Wise.

O mankind, remember the favor of God upon you. Is there any creator other than God who provides for you from the heaven and earth? There is no god except Him, *Deuteronomy 4:39, *1 Samuel 2:2, *2 Samuel 7:22, *1 Kings 8:60, *Isaiah 44:6, *Isaiah 44:8, *Isaiah 45:5 - 6, *Isaiah 45:21, *Mark 12:32 so how are you deluded?

And if they deny you, - already were messengers denied before you. And to God are returned [all] matters.

O mankind, indeed the promise of God is truth, so do not let the worldly life delude you and do not be deceived about God by the Deceiver.

Indeed, Satan is an enemy to you; so take him as an enemy. He only invites his party to be among the companions of the Blaze.

Those who disbelieve will have a severe punishment, and those who believe and do righteous deeds will have forgiveness and great reward.

Then is one to whom the evil of his deed has been made attractive so he considers it good [like one rightly guided]? For indeed, God sends astray whom He wills and guides whom He wills. So do not let yourself perish over them in regret. Indeed, God is Knowing of what they do.

And it is God who sends the winds, and they stir the clouds, and We drive them to a dead land and give life thereby to the earth after its lifelessness. Thus is the Resurrection.

Whoever desires honor [through power] - then to God belongs all honor. To Him ascends good speech, and righteous work raises it. But they who plot evil deeds will have a severe punishment, and the plotting of those - it will perish.

And God created you from dust, *Genesis 2:7 then from a sperm-drop; then He made you mates. And no female conceives nor does she give birth except with His knowledge. And no aged person is granted [additional] life nor is his lifespan lessened but that it is in a Book. Indeed, that for God is easy.

And not alike are the two bodies of water. One is fresh and sweet, palatable for drinking, and one is salty and bitter. And from each you eat tender meat and extract ornaments which you wear, and you see the ships plowing through [them] that you might seek of His bounty; and perhaps you will be grateful.

He causes the night to enter the day, and He causes the day to enter the night and has subjected the sun and the moon - each flowing [its course] for a specified term. *Book of Enoch 82:8 That is God, your Lord; to Him belongs the kingdom. And those whom you invoke other than Him do not possess [as much as] the membrane of a date seed.

If you invoke them, they do not hear your supplication; and if they heard, they would not respond to you. And on the Day of Resurrection they will deny your association. And none can inform you like [One] Aware [of all matters].

O mankind, you are those in need of God, while God is the Free of need, the Praiseworthy.

If He wills, He can do away with you and bring forth a new creation.

And that is for God not difficult.

And no bearer of burdens will bear the burden of another. And if a heavily laden soul calls [another] to [carry some of] its load, nothing of it will be carried, even if he should be a close relative. You can only warn those who fear their Lord unseen and have established prayer. And whoever purifies himself only purifies himself for [the benefit of] his soul. And to God is the [final] destination.

Not equal are the blind and the seeing,

Nor are the darknesses and the light,

Nor are the shade and the heat,

And not equal are the living and the dead. Indeed, God causes to hear whom He wills, but you cannot make those in the graves hear.

You are not but a warner.

Indeed, We have sent you with the truth as a bringer of good news and a warner. And there was no nation but that there had passed within it a warner.

And if they deny you - then already have those before them denied. Their messengers came to them with clear proofs and written ordinances and with the enlightening Scripture.

Then I seized the ones who disbelieved, and how [terrible] was My reproach.

Do you not see that God sends down water from the heaven, and We produce thereby fruits of varying colors? And in the mountains are tracts, white and red of varying shades and [some] extremely black.

And among people and moving creatures and grazing livestock are various colors similarly. Only those fear God, from among His servants, who have knowledge. *Proverbs 1:7 Indeed, God is Almighty and Most Forgiving.

Indeed, those who recite the Book of God and establish prayer and spend [in His cause] out of what We have provided them, secretly and publicly, [can] expect a profit that will never perish -

That He may give them in full their rewards and increase for them of His bounty. Indeed, He is Forgiving and Appreciative.

And that which We have revealed to you of the Book is the truth, confirming what was before it. Indeed, God, of His servants, is Aware and Seeing.

Then We caused to inherit the Book those We have chosen of Our servants; and among them is he who wrongs himself, and among them is he who is moderate, and among them is he who is foremost in good deeds by permission of God. That is what is the great bounty.

[For them are] Gardens of Eden which they will enter. They will be adorned therein with bracelets of gold and pearls, and their garments therein will be silk.

And they will say, "Praise to God, who has removed from us [all] sorrow. *Revelation 21:4 Indeed, our Lord is Forgiving and Appreciative -

He who has made lawful for us the Home of Eternity out of His bounty. There does not touch us in it any fatigue, and there does not touch us in it weariness."

And for those who disbelieve will be the fire of Hell. [Death] is not decreed for them so they may die, nor will its torment be lightened for them. Thus do We recompense every ungrateful one.

And they will cry out therein, "Our Lord, remove us; we will do righteousness - other than what we were doing!" *Book of Enoch 63:1, *Book of Enoch 63:5, *Shepherd of Hermas 17:5 But did We not grant you life enough for whoever would remember therein to remember, and the warner had come to you? So taste [the punishment], for there is not for the wrongdoers any helper.

Indeed, God is Knower of the unseen [aspects] of the heavens and earth. Indeed, He is Knowing of that within the breasts.

It is He who has made you successors upon the earth. And whoever disbelieves - upon him will be [the consequence of] his disbelief. And the disbelief of the disbelievers does not increase them in the sight of their Lord except in hatred; and the disbelief of the disbelievers does not increase them except in loss.

Say, "Have you seen your 'partners' whom you invoke besides God? Show Me what they have created from the earth, or do they have a partnership [with Him] in the heavens? Or have We given them a book so they are [standing] on evidence therefrom? [No], rather, the wrongdoers do not promise each other except delusion."

Indeed, God holds the heavens and the earth, lest they move. *1 Chronicles 16:30, *Psalms 93:1, *Psalms 96:10 And if they should move, no one could hold them [in place] after Him. Indeed, He is Forbearing and Forgiving.

And they swore by God their strongest oaths that if a warner came to them, they would be more guided than [any] one of the [previous] nations. But when a warner came to them, it did not increase them except in aversion. *Matthew 23:30 - 31

[Due to] arrogance in the land and plotting of evil; but the evil plot does not encompass except its own people. Then do they await except the way of the former [peoples]? But you will never find in the way of God any change, and you will never find in the way of God any alteration.

Have they not traveled through the land and observed how was the end of those before them? And they were greater than them in power. But God is not to be caused failure by anything in the heavens or on the earth. Indeed, He is ever Knowing and Powerful.

And if God were to impose blame on the people for what they have earned, He would not leave upon the back of the [earth] any creature. But He defers them for a specified term. And when their time comes, then indeed God has ever been, of His servants, Seeing.