ترجمة سورة غافر

ترجمة معاني القرآن الكريم - عادل صلاحي
ترجمة معاني سورة غافر باللغة الإنجليزية من كتاب ترجمة معاني القرآن الكريم - عادل صلاحي .

Ḥā. Mīm.
The revelation of this Book is from God, the Almighty, the All-Knowing,
who forgives sins, accepts repentance, is severe in retribution and limitless in bounty. There is no deity other than Him. To Him is the ultimate return.
None but the unbelievers dispute God’s revelations. Let it not deceive you that they seem to be able to do as they please on earth.
Before their time the people of Noah rejected the truth, as did other groups and communities after them. Each of these communities schemed against the messenger sent to them, aiming to lay their hands on him. With false argument they strove to refute the truth, but then I took them to task. How awesome was My punishment!
Thus your Lord’s word shall come true against the unbelievers: they will be the dwellers in the Fire of Hell.
Those who bear the Throne and those around it extol their Lord’s limitless glory and praise, and have faith in Him, and pray for the forgiveness of all believers: ‘Our Lord! You embrace all things with [Your] grace and knowledge. Forgive, then, those who turn to You in repentance and follow Your path, and shield them from the suffering in the blazing Fire.
‘And, our Lord, admit them to the gardens of perpetual bliss You have promised them, together with the righteous from among their ancestors, spouses and offspring. You alone are the Almighty, the Wise.
‘Shield them from all evil. Anyone whom on that Day You shall shield from evil, You shall have graced with mercy. That will be the supreme triumph’.
The unbelievers will be addressed: ‘Indeed, greater than your present loathing of yourselves is God’s loathing of you when you were called to the faith and you rejected it’.
They will say: ‘Our Lord! Twice have You caused us to die, just as twice You have brought us to life! Now that we have recognised our sins, is there any way out?’
[They will be told]: ‘This is all because when God alone was invoked, you denied this truth; whereas, when partners were associated with Him, you believed in them! All judgement rests with God, the Exalted, the Supreme One’.
He it is who shows you His signs and sends down sustenance from the sky for you. Yet only those who turn to God will take heed.
Pray to God, then, sincere in your faith in Him alone, however hateful this may be to the unbelievers.
High above all orders [of being] is He, the Lord of the Throne. By His own will does He bestow revelation on whomever He wills of His servants, so as to warn of the Day when all shall meet;
the Day when they shall come forth, with nothing about them concealed from God. With whom does sovereignty rest today? With God, the One who holds absolute sway over all that exists.
This day each soul will be requited for what it has earned: no injustice will be done today. God is swift in reckoning.
Warn them of the Day that is ever drawing near, when people’s hearts will chokingly come up to the throats. The wrongdoers will have neither intimate friend nor intercessor to be heeded.
God is well aware of the most stealthy glance, and of everything the heart would conceal.
God will judge in accordance with truth and justice, whereas those whom they invoke beside Him cannot judge at all. God alone hears all and sees all.
Have they, then, never travelled through the land and beheld what happened in the end to those who lived before them? Greater were they in power than they are, and in the impact which they left on earth. God, however, took them to task for their sins, and they had none to defend them against God.
That was because their messengers came to them with all evidence of the truth, yet they rejected it. So God took them to task. He is powerful, stern in retribution.
We sent Moses with Our signs and a clear authority
to Pharaoh, Hāmān and Qārūn [Korah], but they said: ‘A sorcerer, a teller of lies’.
When he came to them, setting forth the truth from Us, they said: ‘Kill the sons of those who share his faith, and spare only their women’. Yet the schemes of the unbelievers can only go wrong.
Pharaoh said: ‘Leave it to me to kill Moses, and let him invoke his Lord! I fear that he will change your religion and cause corruption to spread in the land’.
Moses said: ‘I seek refuge with Him who is my Lord and your Lord from everyone who is too arrogant and will not believe in the Day of Reckoning’.
A believing man of Pharaoh’s family, who until then had concealed his faith, said: ‘Would you kill a man because he says, “God is my Lord”, when he has brought you all evidence of the truth from your Lord? If he is a liar, his lie will fall back on him; but if he is speaking the truth, something of what he warns you against is bound to befall you. God will not grace with His guidance anyone who is a lying transgressor.
‘My people! Yours is the dominion today, having the upper hand in the land; but who will rescue us from God’s punishment should it befall us?’ Pharaoh said: ‘I am only putting before you what I see myself; and I am guiding you to none other than the path of rectitude’.
Then said the man who believed: ‘My people! I fear for you the like of what one day befell earlier communities;
the like of what happened to Noah’s people, to the [Ad, and Thamud and those who came after them. God does not will any injustice for His creatures.
‘And, my people! I fear for you the Day [of Judgement] when people will call out to one another [in distress];
the Day when you shall turn back and flee, with no one to defend you against God. He whom God lets go astray can never find a guide.
‘Long before this, Joseph came to you with clear evidence of the truth; but you never ceased to cast doubt on the message he brought you. When he died, you said: “God will never send any messenger after him”. In this way God lets go astray those who are transgressors and live in doubt.
‘Those who dispute God’s revelations, with no authority granted to them, commit something that is exceedingly loathsome in the sight of God and of those who believe. In this way God sets a seal on the heart of every arrogant tyrant’.
Pharaoh said: ‘Haman! Build me a lofty tower that I may attain the right means;
the means of approach to the heavens, so that I may have a look at this god of Moses. I am convinced that he is lying’. Thus, goodly seemed to Pharaoh the evil of his deed, and he was barred from the right path. Pharaoh’s scheming led only to ruin.
The man who believed said: ‘My people! Follow me: I shall guide you to the path of rectitude.
‘My people! This worldly life is but a brief enjoyment, whereas the life to come is the lasting home.
‘Anyone who does a bad deed will be requited with no more than its like, whereas anyone, be it man or woman, who does righteous deeds and is a believer will enter paradise where they will receive blessings beyond reckoning.
‘My people! How is it that I call you to salvation, while you call me to the Fire?
You call upon me to deny God and to associate with Him others of whom I have no knowledge, the while I call you to the Almighty, the All-Forgiving.
‘There is no doubt that what you call me to is not fit to be invoked either in this world or in the life to come. To God is our return, when the transgressors shall find themselves in the Fire.
‘You shall then remember what I am telling you now. As for me, I commit myself to God: God is well aware of all His servants’.
God delivered him from the evils of their scheming, whereas grievous suffering was to encompass Pharaoh’s folk:
before the Fire they are brought, morning and evening, and then on the Day when the Last Hour comes, it will be said: ‘Cast Pharaoh’s people into the worst suffering’.
They will contend with one another in the Fire: the weak will say to those who were arrogant, ‘We have been your followers, so can you relieve us of some share of the Fire?’
The arrogant will reply: ‘We are all in it together. For God has judged between His creatures’.
Those in the Fire will say to the keepers of hell: ‘Pray to your Lord that He lighten this suffering of ours, though it be for one day only’.
They will ask: ‘Did your messengers not come to you with clear evidence of the truth?’ They will say: ‘Yes, indeed’. [The keepers of hell] will say: ‘Pray, then!’ But the prayers of the unbelievers will be all in vain.
We shall indeed support Our messengers and the believers both in this world’s life and on the Day when all the witnesses shall stand up.
On that Day their excuses will be of no avail to the wrongdoers: their fate will be rejection, and they will have the worst of homes.
And indeed, We bestowed Our guidance on Moses, and passed down the Book to the Children of Israel
as a guide and a reminder to people of understanding.
Therefore, remain patient in adversity, for God’s promise always comes true. Ask forgiveness for your sins, and extol your Lord’s glory and praise evening and morning.
As for those who dispute God’s revelations, with no authority granted to them, there is nothing in their hearts but a quest for a greatness they will never attain. Seek, then, refuge with God, for He is the One who hears all and sees all.
The creation of the heavens and the earth is indeed greater than the creation of man; yet most people do not understand.
The blind and the seeing are not equal; nor can those who believe and do good works and those who do evil be deemed equal. How seldom you reflect.
The Last Hour is sure to come: of this there is no doubt. Yet most people will not believe.
Your Lord says: ‘Call on Me, and I shall answer you. Those who are too proud to worship Me shall enter hell humiliated’.
It is God who has made for you the night in which to rest, and the day to make you see. God is limitless in His bounty to man, but most people do not give thanks.
Such is God, your Lord, the Creator of all that exists: there is no deity other than Him. How deluded can you be?
Such it is: far deluded are those who knowingly deny God’s revelations.
It is God who has made the earth a resting place for you and the sky a canopy. He has moulded you into a comely shape and provided you with wholesome things. Such is God, your Lord. So glory be to God, the Lord of all the worlds.
He is the Ever-Living. There is no deity other than Him. So call on Him, sincere in your faith in Him. All praise is due to God, the Lord of all the worlds.
Say: ‘Since all evidence of the truth has come to me from my Lord, I am forbidden to worship those whom you invoke instead of God. I am commanded to submit to the Lord of all the worlds’.
It is He who creates you out of dust, then out of a gamete, then out of a clinging cell mass; and then He brings you forth as infants. He then lets you reach maturity, and then grow old– although some of you die earlier. [All this He ordains] so that you may reach your appointed term, and you may use your reason.
It is He who ordains life and death. When He wills something to be, He only says to it, ‘Be’, and it is.
Do you not see how those who dispute God’s revelations are turned away from the truth?
Those who reject the Book and the messages We sent through Our messengers. They will certainly come to know
when, with chains and shackles round their necks, they will be dragged
into scalding water, and then burnt into the Fire of Hell.
Then they will be asked: ‘Where now are those to whom you ascribed divinity
side by side with God?’ They will answer: ‘They have forsaken us, or rather, what we used to invoke were nothing’. Thus does God let the unbelievers go astray.
‘This is because on earth you took delight in things that are untrue and you were insolent.
Enter now the gates of hell, where you shall abide. Evil indeed is the abode of the arrogant.’
Hence, remain patient in adversity, for God’s promise always comes true. Whether We show you something of what We hold in store for them or We cause you to die before that, it is to Us that they shall all return.
We sent other messengers before your time; some We have given you an account of, while others We have not. No messenger could bring a sign except by God’s leave. When God’s will becomes manifest, judgement will be passed between them in all justice, and lost will be, then and there, all who have followed falsehood.
It is God who provides livestock for you, some for riding and some for your food.
You have other benefits in them too. You can reach on them any destination you wish. On them, as on ships, you are carried.
And He shows you His signs: which of God’s signs can you still deny?
Have they not travelled through the land and seen what was the end of those who lived before them? They were more numerous than them, and greater in power and in the impact they left on earth. Yet what they achieved was of no avail to them.
When God’s messengers came to them with all evidence of the truth, they revelled in what knowledge they had; and so they were overwhelmed by the very thing which they mocked.
And then when they saw Our might, they said: ‘We believe in God alone, and we renounce those we used to associate as partners with Him’.
But accepting the faith after they had seen Our might was not going to benefit them at all. This has always been God’s way of dealing with His creatures. There and then the unbelievers will be lost.