VERSES
88
PAGES
453-458

Source: Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi - Tafhim al-Qur'an - The Meaning of the Quran

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38:6

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And the eminent among them went forth, [saying], "Continue, and be patient over [the defense of] your gods. Indeed, this is a thing intended.

38:7

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We have not heard of this in the latest religion. This is not but a fabrication.

38:8

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Has the message been revealed to him out of [all of] us?" Rather, they are in doubt about My message. Rather, they have not yet tasted My punishment.

38:9

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Or do they have the depositories of the mercy of your Lord, the Exalted in Might, the Bestower?

38:10

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Or is theirs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and what is between them? Then let them ascend through [any] ways of access.

38:11

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[They are but] soldiers [who will be] defeated there among the companies [of disbelievers].

38:12

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The people of Noah denied before them, and [the tribe of] 'Aad and Pharaoh, the owner of stakes,

38:13

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And [the tribe of] Thamud and the people of Lot and the companions of the thicket. Those are the companies.

38:14

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Each of them denied the messengers, so My penalty was justified.

38:15

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And these [disbelievers] await not but one blast [of the Horn]; for it there will be no delay.

38:16

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And they say, "Our Lord, hasten for us our share [of the punishment] before the Day of Account"

38:17

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Be patient over what they say and remember Our servant, David, the possessor of strength; indeed, he was one who repeatedly turned back [to Allah ].

38:18

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Indeed, We subjected the mountains [to praise] with him, exalting [ Allah ] in the [late] afternoon and [after] sunrise.

38:19

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And the birds were assembled, all with him repeating [praises].

38:20

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And We strengthened his kingdom and gave him wisdom and discernment in speech.

38:21

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And has there come to you the news of the adversaries, when they climbed over the wall of [his] prayer chamber -

38:22

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When they entered upon David and he was alarmed by them? They said, "Fear not. [We are] two adversaries, one of whom has wronged the other, so judge between us with truth and do not exceed [it] and guide us to the sound path.

38:23

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Indeed this, my brother, has ninety-nine ewes, and I have one ewe; so he said, 'Entrust her to me,' and he overpowered me in speech."

38:24

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[David] said, "He has certainly wronged you in demanding your ewe [in addition] to his ewes. And indeed, many associates oppress one another, except for those who believe and do righteous deeds - and few are they." And David became certain that We had tried him, and he asked forgiveness of his Lord and fell down bowing [in prostration] and turned in repentance [to Allah ].

38:25

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So We forgave him that; and indeed, for him is nearness to Us and a good place of return.

38:26

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[We said], "O David, indeed We have made you a successor upon the earth, so judge between the people in truth and do not follow [your own] desire, as it will lead you astray from the way of Allah ." Indeed, those who go astray from the way of Allah will have a severe punishment for having forgotten the Day of Account.

38:27

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And We did not create the heaven and the earth and that between them aimlessly. That is the assumption of those who disbelieve, so woe to those who disbelieve from the Fire.

38:28

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Or should we treat those who believe and do righteous deeds like corrupters in the land? Or should We treat those who fear Allah like the wicked?

38:29

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[This is] a blessed Book which We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], that they might reflect upon its verses and that those of understanding would be reminded.

38:30

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And to David We gave Solomon. An excellent servant, indeed he was one repeatedly turning back [to Allah ].

38:31

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[Mention] when there were exhibited before him in the afternoon the poised [standing] racehorses.

38:32

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And he said, "Indeed, I gave preference to the love of good [things] over the remembrance of my Lord until the sun disappeared into the curtain [of darkness]."

38:33

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[He said], "Return them to me," and set about striking [their] legs and necks.

38:34

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And We certainly tried Solomon and placed on his throne a body; then he returned.

38:35

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He said, "My Lord, forgive me and grant me a kingdom such as will not belong to anyone after me. Indeed, You are the Bestower."

38:36

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So We subjected to him the wind blowing by his command, gently, wherever he directed,

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