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Surah As-Saaffaat
سُورَةُ الصَّافَّاتِ
Page 446 (Verses from 1 to 24)

وَٱلصَّٰٓفَّٰتِ صَفًّا فَٱلزَّٰجِرَٰتِ زَجْرًا فَٱلتَّٰلِيَٰتِ ذِكْرًا إِنَّ إِلَٰهَكُمْ لَوَٰحِدٌ رَّبُّ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا وَرَبُّ ٱلْمَشَٰرِقِ إِنَّا زَيَّنَّا ٱلسَّمَآءَ ٱلدُّنْيَا بِزِينَةٍ ٱلْكَوَاكِبِ وَحِفْظًا مِّن كُلِّ شَيْطَٰنٍ مَّارِدٍ لَّا يَسَّمَّعُونَ إِلَى ٱلْمَلَإِ ٱلْأَعْلَىٰ وَيُقْذَفُونَ مِن كُلِّ جَانِبٍ دُحُورًا ۖ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ وَاصِبٌ إِلَّا مَنْ خَطِفَ ٱلْخَطْفَةَ فَأَتْبَعَهُۥ شِهَابٌ ثَاقِبٌ فَٱسْتَفْتِهِمْ أَهُمْ أَشَدُّ خَلْقًا أَم مَّنْ خَلَقْنَآ ۚ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَٰهُم مِّن طِينٍ لَّازِبٍۭ بَلْ عَجِبْتَ وَيَسْخَرُونَ وَإِذَا ذُكِّرُوا۟ لَا يَذْكُرُونَ وَإِذَا رَأَوْا۟ ءَايَةً يَسْتَسْخِرُونَ وَقَالُوٓا۟ إِنْ هَٰذَآ إِلَّا سِحْرٌ مُّبِينٌ أَءِذَا مِتْنَا وَكُنَّا تُرَابًا وَعِظَٰمًا أَءِنَّا لَمَبْعُوثُونَ أَوَءَابَآؤُنَا ٱلْأَوَّلُونَ قُلْ نَعَمْ وَأَنتُمْ دَٰخِرُونَ فَإِنَّمَا هِىَ زَجْرَةٌ وَٰحِدَةٌ فَإِذَا هُمْ يَنظُرُونَ وَقَالُوا۟ يَٰوَيْلَنَا هَٰذَا يَوْمُ ٱلدِّينِ هَٰذَا يَوْمُ ٱلْفَصْلِ ٱلَّذِى كُنتُم بِهِۦ تُكَذِّبُونَ ۞ ٱحْشُرُوا۟ ٱلَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا۟ وَأَزْوَٰجَهُمْ وَمَا كَانُوا۟ يَعْبُدُونَ مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ فَٱهْدُوهُمْ إِلَىٰ صِرَٰطِ ٱلْجَحِيمِ وَقِفُوهُمْ ۖ إِنَّهُم مَّسْـُٔولُونَ
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Tafsir of Surah As-Saaffaat (Arberry: A. J. Arberry)

English Translation

By those [angels] lined up in rows

English Transliteration

Waalssaffati saffan

By the rangers ranging

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And those who drive [the clouds]

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Faalzzajirati zajran

and the scarers scaring

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And those who recite the message,

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Faalttaliyati thikran

and the reciters of a Remembrance,

English Translation

Indeed, your God is One,

English Transliteration

Inna ilahakum lawahidun

surely your God is One,

English Translation

Lord of the heavens and the earth and that between them and Lord of the sunrises.

English Transliteration

Rabbu alssamawati waalardi wama baynahuma warabbu almashariqi

Lord of the heavens and the earth, and of what between them is Lord of the Easts.

English Translation

Indeed, We have adorned the nearest heaven with an adornment of stars

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Inna zayyanna alssamaa alddunya bizeenatin alkawakibi

We have adorned the lower heaven with the adornment of the stars

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And as protection against every rebellious devil

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Wahifthan min kulli shaytanin maridin

and to preserve against every rebel Satan;

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[So] they may not listen to the exalted assembly [of angels] and are pelted from every side,

English Transliteration

La yassammaAAoona ila almalai alaAAla wayuqthafoona min kulli janibin

they listen not to the High Council, for they are pelted from every side,

English Translation

Repelled; and for them is a constant punishment,

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Duhooran walahum AAathabun wasibun

rejected, and theirs is an everlasting chastisement,

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Except one who snatches [some words] by theft, but they are pursued by a burning flame, piercing [in brightness].

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Illa man khatifa alkhatfata faatbaAAahu shihabun thaqibun

except such as snatches a fragment, and he is pursued by a piercing flame.

English Translation

Then inquire of them, [O Muhammad], "Are they a stronger [or more difficult] creation or those [others] We have created?" Indeed, We created men from sticky clay.

English Transliteration

Faistaftihim ahum ashaddu khalqan am man khalaqna inna khalaqnahum min teenin lazibin

So ask them for a pronouncement -- Are they stronger in constitution, or those We created? We created them of clinging clay.

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But you wonder, while they mock,

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Bal AAajibta wayaskharoona

Nay, thou marvellest; and they scoff

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And when they are reminded, they remember not.

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Waitha thukkiroo la yathkuroona

and, when reminded, do not remember

English Translation

And when they see a sign, they ridicule

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Waitha raaw ayatan yastaskhiroona

and, when they see a sign, would scoff;

English Translation

And say, "This is not but obvious magic.

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Waqaloo in hatha illa sihrun mubeenun

and they say, 'This is nothing but manifest sorcery.

English Translation

When we have died and become dust and bones, are we indeed to be resurrected?

English Transliteration

Aitha mitna wakunna turaban waAAithaman ainna lamabAAoothoona

What, when we are dead and become dust and bones, shall we indeed be raised up?

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And our forefathers [as well]?"

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Awaabaona alawwaloona

What, and our fathers, the ancients?'

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Say, "Yes, and you will be [rendered] contemptible."

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Qul naAAam waantum dakhiroona

Say: 'Yes, and in all lowliness.'

English Translation

It will be only one shout, and at once they will be observing.

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Fainnama hiya zajratun wahidatun faitha hum yanthuroona

For it is only a single scaring, then behold, they are watching

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They will say, "O woe to us! This is the Day of Recompense."

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Waqaloo ya waylana hatha yawmu alddeeni

and they say, 'Woe, alas for us! This is the Day of Doom.'

English Translation

[They will be told], "This is the Day of Judgement which you used to deny."

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Hatha yawmu alfasli allathee kuntum bihi tukaththiboona

'This is the Day of Decision, even that you cried lies to.

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[The angels will be ordered], "Gather those who committed wrong, their kinds, and what they used to worship

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Ohshuroo allatheena thalamoo waazwajahum wama kanoo yaAAbudoona

Muster those who did evil, their wives, and that they were serving,

English Translation

Other than Allah, and guide them to the path of Hellfire

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Min dooni Allahi faihdoohum ila sirati aljaheemi

apart from God, and guide them unto the path of Hell!

English Translation

And stop them; indeed, they are to be questioned."

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Waqifoohum innahum masooloona

And halt them, to be questioned:
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