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Translation of the meanings Surah: Al-Muzzammil
Ayah:
 

Al-Muzzammil

Purposes of the Surah:
بيان الأسباب المعينة على القيام بأعباء الدعوة.
It focusses on the spiritual provision of callers to Allah in facing the difficulties and hardships of life, to strengthen the Prophet (peace be upon him) and to warn those who reject him.

يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلۡمُزَّمِّلُ
1. O you wrapped up in your clothes (i.e. the Prophet (peace be upon him)).
Arabic explanations of the Qur’an:
قُمِ ٱلَّيۡلَ إِلَّا قَلِيلٗا
2. Offer prayer at night except for a little part of it.
Arabic explanations of the Qur’an:
نِّصۡفَهُۥٓ أَوِ ٱنقُصۡ مِنۡهُ قَلِيلًا
3. Pray for half of it if you wish, or pray for a little less than half until you reach one third.
Arabic explanations of the Qur’an:
أَوۡ زِدۡ عَلَيۡهِ وَرَتِّلِ ٱلۡقُرۡءَانَ تَرۡتِيلًا
4. Or increase it until you reach two thirds. Make the Qur’ān clear when you recite it and recite it slowly.
Arabic explanations of the Qur’an:
إِنَّا سَنُلۡقِي عَلَيۡكَ قَوۡلٗا ثَقِيلًا
5. I am going to send down on you, O Messenger, the Qur’ān, which is a heavy word, due to the obligations, limits, provisions, etiquettes etc. that it contains.
Arabic explanations of the Qur’an:
إِنَّ نَاشِئَةَ ٱلَّيۡلِ هِيَ أَشَدُّ وَطۡـٔٗا وَأَقۡوَمُ قِيلًا
6. The hours of the night are more suited to the heart for recitation and more correct in speech.
Arabic explanations of the Qur’an:
إِنَّ لَكَ فِي ٱلنَّهَارِ سَبۡحٗا طَوِيلٗا
7. In the day you are busy in your work, and are distracted from reciting the Qur’ān, so pray at night.
Arabic explanations of the Qur’an:
وَٱذۡكُرِ ٱسۡمَ رَبِّكَ وَتَبَتَّلۡ إِلَيۡهِ تَبۡتِيلٗا
8. Remember Allah with various forms of remembrance, and devote yourself to Him (may He be glorified) fully by making your worship solely for Him.
Arabic explanations of the Qur’an:
رَّبُّ ٱلۡمَشۡرِقِ وَٱلۡمَغۡرِبِ لَآ إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ فَٱتَّخِذۡهُ وَكِيلٗا
9. The Lord of the East and the Lord of the West. There is none deserving of worship besides Him. So take Him as a Trustee Whom you rely on in all your affairs.
Arabic explanations of the Qur’an:
وَٱصۡبِرۡ عَلَىٰ مَا يَقُولُونَ وَٱهۡجُرۡهُمۡ هَجۡرٗا جَمِيلٗا
10. Be patient over the mockery and abuse uttered by those who deny, and leave them in a manner that causes no harm.
Arabic explanations of the Qur’an:
وَذَرۡنِي وَٱلۡمُكَذِّبِينَ أُوْلِي ٱلنَّعۡمَةِ وَمَهِّلۡهُمۡ قَلِيلًا
11. Do not be concerned about the state of those who deny, those who enjoy the pleasures of the world. Leave them to Me and wait a little for them until their appointed time comes.
Arabic explanations of the Qur’an:
إِنَّ لَدَيۡنَآ أَنكَالٗا وَجَحِيمٗا
12. In the afterlife, I have heavy chains and a blazing fire.
Arabic explanations of the Qur’an:
وَطَعَامٗا ذَا غُصَّةٖ وَعَذَابًا أَلِيمٗا
13. And a food that chokes the throats because of its extreme bitterness, and a painful punishment, in addition to the above.
Arabic explanations of the Qur’an:
يَوۡمَ تَرۡجُفُ ٱلۡأَرۡضُ وَٱلۡجِبَالُ وَكَانَتِ ٱلۡجِبَالُ كَثِيبٗا مَّهِيلًا
14. That punishment will occur to those who deny on the day when the earth and the mountains will shake and the mountains will become scattered flowing sand because of its extreme horror.
Arabic explanations of the Qur’an:
إِنَّآ أَرۡسَلۡنَآ إِلَيۡكُمۡ رَسُولٗا شَٰهِدًا عَلَيۡكُمۡ كَمَآ أَرۡسَلۡنَآ إِلَىٰ فِرۡعَوۡنَ رَسُولٗا
15. I have sent to you a messenger as a witness over your actions on the day of judgment just as I sent to Pharaoh a messenger, who was Moses, (peace be upon him).
Arabic explanations of the Qur’an:
فَعَصَىٰ فِرۡعَوۡنُ ٱلرَّسُولَ فَأَخَذۡنَٰهُ أَخۡذٗا وَبِيلٗا
16. But Pharaoh went against the messenger who was sent to him from his Lord, so I punished him with a severe punishment in the world by drowning and in the afterlife by the punishment of the fire. So you do not go against your messenger or you will be afflicted by what afflicted him.
Arabic explanations of the Qur’an:
فَكَيۡفَ تَتَّقُونَ إِن كَفَرۡتُمۡ يَوۡمٗا يَجۡعَلُ ٱلۡوِلۡدَٰنَ شِيبًا
17. So how will you protect yourselves - if you reject Allah and deny His messenger - from a long, severe day that will make the head of young children white because of the severity of its horror and its length.
Arabic explanations of the Qur’an:
ٱلسَّمَآءُ مُنفَطِرُۢ بِهِۦۚ كَانَ وَعۡدُهُۥ مَفۡعُولًا
18. The sky will split because of its horror. Allah’s promise will be inevitably fulfilled.
Arabic explanations of the Qur’an:
إِنَّ هَٰذِهِۦ تَذۡكِرَةٞۖ فَمَن شَآءَ ٱتَّخَذَ إِلَىٰ رَبِّهِۦ سَبِيلًا
19. This admonition - containing an exposition of the horror and severity of the day of judgment - is a reminder that is of benefit to the believers. So whoever wishes to take a path that leads to His Lord let him do so.
Arabic explanations of the Qur’an:
Benefits of the verses in this page:
• أهمية قيام الليل وتلاوة القرآن وذكر الله والصبر للداعية إلى الله.
1. The importance of standing in prayer at night, reciting the Qur’ān, remembering Allah, and being patient for the caller to Allah.

• فراغ القلب في الليل له أثر في الحفظ والفهم.
2. Enduring difficulties and tests, requires an effective and strict nurturing.

• تحمّل التكاليف يقتضي تربية صارمة.
3. Luxury and an abundance of enjoyments is a barrier to Allah’s path.

• الترف والتوسع في التنعم يصدّ عن سبيل الله.


۞إِنَّ رَبَّكَ يَعۡلَمُ أَنَّكَ تَقُومُ أَدۡنَىٰ مِن ثُلُثَيِ ٱلَّيۡلِ وَنِصۡفَهُۥ وَثُلُثَهُۥ وَطَآئِفَةٞ مِّنَ ٱلَّذِينَ مَعَكَۚ وَٱللَّهُ يُقَدِّرُ ٱلَّيۡلَ وَٱلنَّهَارَۚ عَلِمَ أَن لَّن تُحۡصُوهُ فَتَابَ عَلَيۡكُمۡۖ فَٱقۡرَءُواْ مَا تَيَسَّرَ مِنَ ٱلۡقُرۡءَانِۚ عَلِمَ أَن سَيَكُونُ مِنكُم مَّرۡضَىٰ وَءَاخَرُونَ يَضۡرِبُونَ فِي ٱلۡأَرۡضِ يَبۡتَغُونَ مِن فَضۡلِ ٱللَّهِ وَءَاخَرُونَ يُقَٰتِلُونَ فِي سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِۖ فَٱقۡرَءُواْ مَا تَيَسَّرَ مِنۡهُۚ وَأَقِيمُواْ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ وَءَاتُواْ ٱلزَّكَوٰةَ وَأَقۡرِضُواْ ٱللَّهَ قَرۡضًا حَسَنٗاۚ وَمَا تُقَدِّمُواْ لِأَنفُسِكُم مِّنۡ خَيۡرٖ تَجِدُوهُ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ هُوَ خَيۡرٗا وَأَعۡظَمَ أَجۡرٗاۚ وَٱسۡتَغۡفِرُواْ ٱللَّهَۖ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ غَفُورٞ رَّحِيمُۢ
20. Your Lord, O Messenger, knows that you sometimes spend less than two thirds of the night in prayer, sometimes you stand for half the night, sometimes a third, and a group of the believers stand with you. Allah determines the night and day and counts their hours. He (may He be glorified) knows that you are not able to count and keep a record of its hours, and thus standing for the most part of it seeking the required will be difficult for you. He therefore has accepted your repentance. So pray at night as much as is easy for you. Allah knows that some of you, O believers, may be ill and constrained by illness - others will be travelling seeking Allah’s provision, and others will be fighting the disbelievers seeking Allah’s pleasure and to promote Allah’s word. For these people standing in prayer at night is difficult, so pray at night as much as is easy for you and discharge the obligatory prayer in the most perfect manner. Give the charity of your wealth and spend from your wealth in Allah’s path. Whatever good you send forward for yourselves, you will find it to be better and greater in reward. Seek forgiveness from Allah. Allah Forgiving towards those of His servants who repent and He is merciful to them.
Arabic explanations of the Qur’an:
Benefits of the verses in this page:
• المشقة تجلب التيسير.
1. Difficulties in affairs brings about ease in them.

• وجوب الطهارة من الخَبَث الظاهر والباطن.
2. The necessity of purity from outward and inward filth.

• الإنعام على الفاجر استدراج له وليس إكرامًا.
3. Bestowing a transgressor with favours is not honouring him; it is gradually leading him into destruction.


 
Translation of the meanings Surah: Al-Muzzammil
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