Tafsir 68. Al-Qalam

1ن ۚ وَالْقَلَمِ وَمَا يَسْطُرُونَ
68|1|Noon. By the pen, and by what they inscribe.
2مَا أَنتَ بِنِعْمَةِ رَبِّكَ بِمَجْنُونٍ
68|2|By the grace of your Lord, you are not insane.
3وَإِنَّ لَكَ لَأَجْرًا غَيْرَ مَمْنُونٍ
68|3|In fact, you will have a reward that will never end.
4وَإِنَّكَ لَعَلَىٰ خُلُقٍ عَظِيمٍ
68|4|And you are of a great moral character.
5فَسَتُبْصِرُ وَيُبْصِرُونَ
68|5|You will see, and they will see.
6بِأَييِّكُمُ الْمَفْتُونُ
68|6|Which of you is the afflicted.
7إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَن ضَلَّ عَن سَبِيلِهِ وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِالْمُهْتَدِينَ
68|7|Your Lord knows best who has strayed from His path, and He knows best the well-guided.
8فَلَا تُطِعِ الْمُكَذِّبِينَ
68|8|So do not obey the deniers.
9وَدُّوا لَوْ تُدْهِنُ فَيُدْهِنُونَ
68|9|They would like you to compromise, so they would compromise.
10وَلَا تُطِعْ كُلَّ حَلَّافٍ مَّهِينٍ
68|10|And do not obey any vile swearer.
11هَمَّازٍ مَّشَّاءٍ بِنَمِيمٍ
68|11|Backbiter, spreader of slander.
12مَّنَّاعٍ لِّلْخَيْرِ مُعْتَدٍ أَثِيمٍ
68|12|Preventer of good, transgressor, sinner.
13عُتُلٍّ بَعْدَ ذَٰلِكَ زَنِيمٍ
68|13|Rude and fake besides.
14أَن كَانَ ذَا مَالٍ وَبَنِينَ
68|14|Just because he has money and children.
15إِذَا تُتْلَىٰ عَلَيْهِ آيَاتُنَا قَالَ أَسَاطِيرُ الْأَوَّلِينَ
68|15|When Our Verses are recited to him, he says, “Myths of the ancients!”
16سَنَسِمُهُ عَلَى الْخُرْطُومِ
68|16|We will brand him on the muzzle.
17إِنَّا بَلَوْنَاهُمْ كَمَا بَلَوْنَا أَصْحَابَ الْجَنَّةِ إِذْ أَقْسَمُوا لَيَصْرِمُنَّهَا مُصْبِحِينَ
68|17|We tested them, as We tested the owners of the garden, when they vowed to harvest it in the morning.
18وَلَا يَسْتَثْنُونَ
68|18|Without any reservation.
19فَطَافَ عَلَيْهَا طَائِفٌ مِّن رَّبِّكَ وَهُمْ نَائِمُونَ
68|19|But a calamity from your Lord went around it while they slept.
20فَأَصْبَحَتْ كَالصَّرِيمِ
68|20|And in the morning it was as if picked.
21فَتَنَادَوْا مُصْبِحِينَ
68|21|In the morning, they called to one another.
22أَنِ اغْدُوا عَلَىٰ حَرْثِكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ صَارِمِينَ
68|22|“Go early to your plantation, if you are going to harvest.”
23فَانطَلَقُوا وَهُمْ يَتَخَافَتُونَ
68|23|So off they went, murmuring to one another.
24أَن لَّا يَدْخُلَنَّهَا الْيَوْمَ عَلَيْكُم مِّسْكِينٌ
68|24|“No poor person is to enter it upon you today.”
25وَغَدَوْا عَلَىٰ حَرْدٍ قَادِرِينَ
68|25|And early they went, resolved in intent.
26فَلَمَّا رَأَوْهَا قَالُوا إِنَّا لَضَالُّونَ
68|26|But when they saw it, they said, “We were wrong.
27بَلْ نَحْنُ مَحْرُومُونَ
68|27|We are now deprived.”
28قَالَ أَوْسَطُهُمْ أَلَمْ أَقُل لَّكُمْ لَوْلَا تُسَبِّحُونَ
68|28|The most reasonable of them said, “Did I not say to you, ‘if only you would glorify?’”
29قَالُوا سُبْحَانَ رَبِّنَا إِنَّا كُنَّا ظَالِمِينَ
68|29|They said, “Glory to our Lord—We were indeed in the wrong.”
30فَأَقْبَلَ بَعْضُهُمْ عَلَىٰ بَعْضٍ يَتَلَاوَمُونَ
68|30|Then they turned to one another, blaming one another.
31قَالُوا يَا وَيْلَنَا إِنَّا كُنَّا طَاغِينَ
68|31|They said, “Woe to us—we were indeed domineering.
32عَسَىٰ رَبُّنَا أَن يُبْدِلَنَا خَيْرًا مِّنْهَا إِنَّا إِلَىٰ رَبِّنَا رَاغِبُونَ
68|32|Perhaps our Lord will give us a better substitute for it. We are turning to our Lord.”
33كَذَٰلِكَ الْعَذَابُ ۖ وَلَعَذَابُ الْآخِرَةِ أَكْبَرُ ۚ لَوْ كَانُوا يَعْلَمُونَ
68|33|Such is the punishment; but the punishment of the Hereafter is greater, if they only knew.
34إِنَّ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ عِندَ رَبِّهِمْ جَنَّاتِ النَّعِيمِ
68|34|For the righteous are Gardens of Delight with their Lord.
35أَفَنَجْعَلُ الْمُسْلِمِينَ كَالْمُجْرِمِينَ
68|35|Shall We treat the Muslims like the villains?
36مَا لَكُمْ كَيْفَ تَحْكُمُونَ
68|36|What is the matter with you? How do you judge?
37أَمْ لَكُمْ كِتَابٌ فِيهِ تَدْرُسُونَ
68|37|Or do you have a scripture in which you study.
38إِنَّ لَكُمْ فِيهِ لَمَا تَخَيَّرُونَ
68|38|Wherein there is whatever you choose?
39أَمْ لَكُمْ أَيْمَانٌ عَلَيْنَا بَالِغَةٌ إِلَىٰ يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ ۙ إِنَّ لَكُمْ لَمَا تَحْكُمُونَ
68|39|Or do you have oaths from Us, binding until the Day of Resurrection, that you will have whatever you demand?
40سَلْهُمْ أَيُّهُم بِذَٰلِكَ زَعِيمٌ
68|40|Ask them, which of them will guarantee that.
41أَمْ لَهُمْ شُرَكَاءُ فَلْيَأْتُوا بِشُرَكَائِهِمْ إِن كَانُوا صَادِقِينَ
68|41|Or do they have partners? Then let them produce their partners, if they are truthful.
42يَوْمَ يُكْشَفُ عَن سَاقٍ وَيُدْعَوْنَ إِلَى السُّجُودِ فَلَا يَسْتَطِيعُونَ
68|42|On the Day when the Shin will be exposed, and they will be called to bow down, but they will be unable.
 
Some have said the “Shin”, or “leg” refers to Allah’s “Leg”. Firstly Allah does not have parts. This is against the nature of Tauheed. Secondly the verse does not even say its is Allah at all, we do not know whose leg is being refereed to. Unfortunately in some false hadiths it does mention this is Allah’s leg, again, this is not true. Allah does not have a leg or any parts and there is nothing like Him and He is One, unique and completely God.
 
43خَاشِعَةً أَبْصَارُهُمْ تَرْهَقُهُمْ ذِلَّةٌ ۖ وَقَدْ كَانُوا يُدْعَوْنَ إِلَى السُّجُودِ وَهُمْ سَالِمُونَ
68|43|Their eyes subdued, shame will cover them. They were invited to bow down when they were sound.
44فَذَرْنِي وَمَن يُكَذِّبُ بِهَٰذَا الْحَدِيثِ ۖ سَنَسْتَدْرِجُهُم مِّنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ
68|44|So leave Me to those who reject this discourse; We will proceed against them gradually, from where they do not know.
45وَأُمْلِي لَهُمْ ۚ إِنَّ كَيْدِي مَتِينٌ
68|45|And I will give them respite. My plan is firm.
46أَمْ تَسْأَلُهُمْ أَجْرًا فَهُم مِّن مَّغْرَمٍ مُّثْقَلُونَ
68|46|Or do you ask them for a fee, so they are burdened with debt?
47أَمْ عِندَهُمُ الْغَيْبُ فَهُمْ يَكْتُبُونَ
68|47|Or do they know the future, and so they write it down?
48فَاصْبِرْ لِحُكْمِ رَبِّكَ وَلَا تَكُن كَصَاحِبِ الْحُوتِ إِذْ نَادَىٰ وَهُوَ مَكْظُومٌ
68|48|So wait patiently for the Decision of your Lord, and do not be like the Fellow of the Fish who cried out in despair.
49لَّوْلَا أَن تَدَارَكَهُ نِعْمَةٌ مِّن رَّبِّهِ لَنُبِذَ بِالْعَرَاءِ وَهُوَ مَذْمُومٌ
68|49|Were it not for his Lord’s favor that reached him, he would have been thrown into the wilderness, fully despised.
50فَاجْتَبَاهُ رَبُّهُ فَجَعَلَهُ مِنَ الصَّالِحِينَ
68|50|But his Lord chose him, and made him one of the righteous.
51وَإِن يَكَادُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لَيُزْلِقُونَكَ بِأَبْصَارِهِمْ لَمَّا سَمِعُوا الذِّكْرَ وَيَقُولُونَ إِنَّهُ لَمَجْنُونٌ
68|51|Those who disbelieve almost stab you with their glances when they hear the message, and say, “He is crazy!”
52وَمَا هُوَ إِلَّا ذِكْرٌ لِّلْعَالَمِينَ
68|52|But it is no less than a reminder to all the Worlds.
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