Meaning of Quran

Fatir | Originator

With the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Very-Merciful.

[35:1] All praise belongs to Allah, the Originator of the heavens and the earth, who appoints the angels as messengers having wings, in twos, threes, and fours. He adds to the creation what He wills. Indeed, Allah is powerful to do everything.

[35:2] Whatever blessing Allah opens for the people, there is none to hold it back, and whatever He holds back, there is none to release it thereafter. He is the Mighty, the Wise.

[35:3] O mankind, remember Allah‘s blessing upon you. Is there any creator other than Allah who gives you provision from the sky and the earth? There is no god but He. So, to where are you being turned around (by your desires)?

[35:4] (O Prophet,) if they reject you, (it is not something new, because) many messengers have been rejected before you. It is to Allah that all matters are to be referred.

[35:5] O mankind, Allah‘s promise is definitely true, therefore, the worldly life must not deceive you, nor should you be deceived about Allah by the big deceiver (Satan).

[35:6] Surely Shaitan (Satan) is an enemy for you. So, take him as an enemy. He only invites his group (to falsehood) so that they become inmates of the blazing fire.

[35:7] Those who disbelieve will have a severe punishment, and those who believe and do righteous deeds will have forgiveness and a great reward.

[35:8] Then, can the one whose evil deed is so much adorned for him that he deems it really good (be equal to the one who differentiates between good and evil)? The fact, therefore, is that Allah lets go astray whomsoever He wills and leads to the right path whomsoever He wills. So, (O Prophet,) let not your soul collapse in grief for them. Surely Allah knows well what they are doing.

[35:9] Allah is the One who sends the winds, then they raise up the clouds, then We drive them to a dead land and revive the land through them after its death. In similar way shall be the Resurrection.

[35:10] Whoever desires honor, then all honor lies with Allah alone. Towards Him ascends the pure word, and the righteous deed uplifts it. As for those who plot evils, for them, there is a severe punishment, and their plot itself will perish.

[35:11] Allah has created you from dust, then from a drop of semen, then He made you couples. No female conceives (a baby) nor gives birth (to it) without His knowledge; and no aged person is made to advance in age, nor is a part curtailed from his age, but all this is (recorded) in a book. Surely all this is easy for Allah.

[35:12] And two seas are not alike; this one is sweet, saturating, pleasant to drink, and that one is salt, bitter. But from each, you eat fresh meat and derive ornaments that you wear. And you see the boats therein cleaving through water, so that you may search for His grace, and that you may be grateful.

[35:13] He makes the night enter into the day and makes the day enter into the night, and He has subjugated the sun and the moon; each one of them is running towards an appointed time. That is Allah, your Lord. To Him belongs the kingdom. And those whom you invoke besides Him do not own even the membrane on a date-stone.

[35:14] If you call them, they do not hear your call, and even if they were to hear, they would not respond to you. And on the Day of Judgment, they will deny your having held them as Allah‘s partners. And none can inform you like Him who is Aware.

[35:15] O men, you are the ones who need Allah, and Allah is Free-of-All-Needs, the Ever-Praised.

[35:16] If He so wills, He can do away with you and bring a new creation.

[35:17] For Allah, that is not something difficult.

[35:18] No bearer will bear the burden of any other person. If a person carrying a heavy load calls (someone) to (share) his load, nothing from it shall be carried (by the latter), even though he be near to kin. You can warn only those who fear their Lord, while He is unseen, and establish Salah. Whoever gets purified gets purified for his own benefit. And to Allah is the final return.

[35:19] The blind and the sighted are not equal,

[35:20] nor are darkness and light,

[35:21] nor shade and heat of the sun.

[35:22] And the living and the dead are not alike. Allah makes to hear whomsoever He wills. And you cannot make to hear those who are in the graves.

[35:23] You are but a warner.

[35:24] Surely We have sent you with truth as a bearer of good news and as a warner, and there was no community without a warner having passed among them.

[35:25] If they reject you, (it is not something new, because) those before them have (also) rejected (messengers). Their messengers came to them with clear proofs and with scriptures and with the enlightening book.

[35:26] Then I seized those who disbelieved. So, how was My censure!

[35:27] Did you not see that Allah has sent down water from the sky? Then We brought forth with it fruits having different colors. And among the mountains, there are tracks, white and red— of different colors, and ( others) utterly black.

[35:28] And among humans and beasts and cattle, there are those having different colours as well. Only those of His slaves fear Allah who are knowledgeable. Surely Allah is Mighty, Forgiving.

[35:29] Surely those who recite Allah‘s Book and have established Salah and have spent, secretly and openly, from what We have provided to them, they hope for a trade that will never crash,

[35:30] so that He pays them their rewards in full, and gives them more out of His grace. Surely He is Most-Forgiving, very appreciative.

[35:31] The Book We have revealed to you is the Truth, confirming what was (revealed) before it. Surely Allah, in respect of His slaves, is All-Aware, All-Seeing.

[35:32] Then We conveyed the Book as a heritage to those of Our slaves whom We chose. Now, some of them are those who wrong their own selves, some of them are mediocre, and some of them are those who outpace (others) in righteous deeds with Allah‘s permission. That is the great bounty,

[35:33] gardens of eternity they enter. They will be ornamented with bracelets of gold and with pearls, and their dress therein will be (of) silk.

[35:34] And they will say, Praise be to Allah who has removed all sorrow from us. Surely our Lord is Most-Forgiving, VeryAppreciative,

[35:35] who, out of His grace, has made us land at a home of eternal living where we are neither touched by weariness nor are we touched by boredom.

[35:36] As for those who disbelieve, for them shall be the fire of Jahannam; neither they will be sentenced to death so that they could die, nor will its torment be lightened for them. It is in this way that We punish every infidel.

[35:37] And they will be crying therein, Our Lord, take us out (from here), and we will act righteously, not in the way we have been doing before… (Allah will say to them,). Did We not give you an age in your life in which lesson could have been learned by the one who wished to take the lesson? And (furthermore) the warner had (also) come to you. So, have a taste, because the wrongdoers will have no supporter.

[35:38] Surely Allah is the Knower of the unseen in the heavens and the earth. Indeed He fully knows what lies in the hearts.

[35:39] He is the One who has made you successors (of the past generations) on the earth. So the one who becomes infidel, his infidelity will go against himself. Their infidelity adds nothing to the infidels but anger from their Lord, and their infidelity adds nothing to the infidels but loss.

[35:40] Say, ‘Tell me about your (presumed) co-gods whom you invoke besides Allah. Show me that part of the earth that they have created. Or do they have a share in the (creation) of the heavens?’ Or have We given them a book so that they are upon a clear proof from it? No, but the wrongdoers promise one another nothing but delusion.

[35:41] Undoubtedly, Allah holds back the heavens and the earth from leaving their existing state, and if they were to leave, there is none who can hold them back, except Him. Surely He is Forbearing, Most-Forgiving.

[35:42] They had sworn forceful oaths that if a warner would come to them, they would be more receptive to guidance than any other community. But when a warner came to them, it added nothing to them but aversion,

[35:43] because of their showing arrogance in the land and plotting of evil. And the evil plot engulfs none but its own people (who make it). So, they are looking for nothing but the (divine) practice with the earlier people. So you will never find in Allah‘s practice any change, and you will never find in Allah‘s practice any diversion.

[35:44] Did they not travel in the land and see how was the end of those before them? They were stronger than those in power. Allah is not such that something in the heavens or the earth can frustrate Him. Surely He is All-Knowing, All-Powerful.

[35:45] If Allah were to take mankind to task for what they did, He would have not left a living creature on its back, but He delays them up to an appointed time. So when their time will come, then Allah is the One who will see His slaves.


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