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Ayat of the Day: And have the disbelievers not seen that the whole heavenly universe and the earth were (all) joined together as one unit and then We split them apart? And We originated (the life of) living organism (on earth) from water. So do they not accept faith (even after learning these facts brought forth by the Qur’an)? (al-Ambiyā’, 21:30)
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Irfan-ul-Quran: - as-Sajdah (Prostration

Sura as-Sajdah

Sura : Makki by Tilawat : 32 by Reveal : 75 Ruku` : 3 Ayats : 30 Part No. : 21
In the Name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Ever-Merciful
1. Alif, Lam, Mim. (Only Allah and the Messenger [blessings and peace be upon him] know the real meaning.)
2. There is not even an iota of doubt in it that sending down of this Book is from the Lord of all the worlds.
3. Do the disbelievers and the polytheists say: ‘He (the Holy Prophet) has fabricated it’? Nay, it is the truth from your Lord so that you may warn those to whom no Warner has come before you that they may receive guidance.
4. Allah is He Who created the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them in six days (i.e., six phases). He then established His authority on the Throne (of command and control system of the universe, befitting His glory). You have no helper or intercessor apart from Him. So do you not accept direction and guidance?
5. He plans and executes the command and control system from the heavens to the earth. Then His command ascends (and will ascend to completion) towards Him in one Day which measures one thousand years according to (the number) that you count.
6. He is the One Who knows the invisible and the visible, Almighty and Ever-Merciful.
7. He is the One Who endowed everything He created with perfection and virtue. And He initiated the genesis of man from clay (i.e., inorganic matter);*
* Comprising minerals, metals, salts and chemical elements like calcium, sodium, phosphorus, potassium, natrum, kalium, silicon, chlorine, iodine, fluorine, magnesium, zinc, sulfur, ferrum, cuprum, etc. These and other elements of clay also form the ingredients of a balanced diet essential for our nourishment. The animals whose meat and milk we take live on the vegetable world. The grain, vegetables, fruits and roots that form our food feed on the soil they grow in and absorb all its chemicals.
8. Then He reared his lineage from the extract of a worthless fluid (a sperm drop);
9. Then He perfected (organs and limbs in) him and breathed into him of His spirit (i.e., life) and made for you (also in the mother’s womb) ears and (then) eyes and (then) heart and brain. You give thanks but little.
10. And the disbelievers say: ‘When we are lost in the earth, shall we then be created anew?’ In fact, they deny the meeting with their Lord.
11. Say: ‘The angel of death, that is appointed over you, will terminate your life. Then you will be sent back to your Lord.’
12. And (you will wonder at them) if you see the sinners hanging down their heads before the presence of their Lord (and saying:) ‘O our Lord, we have seen and heard, so send us back (to the world now) so that we do pious deeds. Surely, we believe with certitude.’
13. And had We intended, We would have given guidance to every soul (Ourselves), but this command from Me has been confirmed: I will certainly fill Hell with all the (disbelieving) jinn and mankind.
14. So (now) savour the taste that you had forgotten your meeting of this Day. Surely, We have forgotten you. And enjoy the flavour of everlasting torment, a reward for your deeds which you used to do.
15. So only those who believe in Our Revelations, when directed and guided by means of these (Verses), fall down prostrating themselves and glorify their Lord with praise. And they do not behave with arrogance.
16. Their sides stay away from their beds and they call out to their Lord in a (mingled state) of fear and hope and spend (in Our way) out of the sustenance We have provided them.
17. So no one knows what coolness of eyes is kept hidden for them. This will be a reward for those (pious deeds) which they used to do.
18. How can a person who is a believer be like him who is disobedient? (Nay,) they (both) cannot be equal.
19. So those who believe and keep doing good deeds, for them are Gardens of eternal repose as an entertainment and honour (from their Lord) in reward for those (works) which they used to do.
20. But as for those who disobeyed, their abode is Hell. Every time they will intend to get out of it and escape, they will be turned back into it and it will be said to them: ‘Keep enjoying the taste of this Fire of Hell which you used to belie.’
21. And surely, before the major torment (of the Hereafter), We shall make them savour (the taste of) nearby torment (in this world) so that they abstain (from disbelief).
22. And who is a greater wrongdoer than someone who is admonished by means of Revelations of His Lord, and then he turns away from them? Surely, We take revenge on the evildoers.
23. And verily, We gave Musa (Moses) the Book (Torah). So do not have any doubt with regard to his meeting. (That meeting is about to take place during the Night of the Ascension.) And We made it a guidance for the Children of Israel.
24. And We made from amongst them authorities and leaders who kept disseminating guidance by Our command when they persevered with patience and believed in Our Revelations with certitude.
25. Surely, your Lord alone will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning matters in which they used to disagree.
26. And have they not taken any guidance (from this proclamation) that how many generations We have destroyed before them in whose dwellings these people (now) move about? Surely, there are signs in it. So do they not hear?
27. And have they not seen that We stream water towards the dry land, then with that We produce crops of which their cattle as well as they themselves eat? Do they not observe?
28. And they say: ‘When will this (Day of) Judgment take place if you are truthful?’
29. Say: ‘On the Day of Judgment, the belief of disbelievers will bring them no benefit, nor will they be given any respite.’
30. So turn your face away from them and wait and they (too) are waiting.
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