Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Chapter of Jonah, First Ten Verses

In the Name of Allah, the Universally Merciful, the Singularly Compassionate

ALIF, LAAAM, RA. These are the Signs of the Book of Wisdom.

Are mankind amazed that We have revealed to a human being from amongst them, "Warn all the people and give good news to those who believe, that they will arrive at their Lord in truth?"

Those who cover up (the Truth) say, "Surely this is nothing but magic!"

Truly your Lord is Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth in six aeons, then assumed the Seat of Authority governing all that exists. There is no intercessor except with His Permission. That is Allah - your Lord - so worship Him. Will you not remember?

To Him you must all return. This is the promise of Allah in Truth. Behold! He begins creation and then He brings it back again that He may justly reward those who believe and perform wholesome deeds. And (as for) the disbelievers - for them there shall be a drink of boiling water and painful punishment for their having covered up (the Truth).

It is He Who has made the sun (a source of) radiant light and the moon a light (reflected), and has determined for it phases that you may know the numbers of the years and the reckoning (of time). Allah has not created (all) this except in Truth. He explains the Signs in detail to people who have knowledge.

Surely in the alternation of the night and the day and (in) what Allah has created in the heavens and the earth are Signs for a people who guard (themselves with truth, for Truth).

Truly, those who do not hope for a meeting with Us, but content themselves with the worldly life and feel secure in that, and those who are mindless of Our Signs - for those their refuge is the Fire, because of what they earned.

Truly, those who believe and perform wholesome deeds - their Lords will guide them by their faith. Beneath them rivers will flow in Garden of Bliss.

Their supplication in it will be, "Glory be to You, oh Allah," and their greetings will be, "Peace." And "Praise be to Allah, Lord of All the Worlds," shall be their supplication's end.

- English Translation of The Holy Qur'an, Chapter of Jonah, verse 1 to 10
Mostly adopted from the works of Shaykh Abdullah Nooruddeen Durkee (The Tajwidi Quran)
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