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

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42:17

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Sahih International

It is Allah who has sent down the Book in truth and [also] the balance. And what will make you perceive? Perhaps the Hour is near.

Dr. Ghali

Allah is (He) Who has sent down the Book with the Truth, and (also) the Balance; and what makes you realize that possibly the Hour is near?

42:18

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Sahih International

Those who do not believe in it are impatient for it, but those who believe are fearful of it and know that it is the truth. Unquestionably, those who dispute concerning the Hour are in extreme error.

Dr. Ghali

The ones who do not believe therein seek to hasten it; and the ones who have believed (feel) timorous about it, and they know that it is the Truth. Verily, the ones who wrangle about the Hour are surely in far error indeed.

42:19

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Dr. Ghali

Allah is Ever-Kind to His bondmen; He provides whomever He decides; and He is The Ever-Powerful, The Ever-Mighty.

Sahih International

Allah is Subtle with His servants; He gives provisions to whom He wills. And He is the Powerful, the Exalted in Might.

42:20

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Sahih International

Whoever desires the harvest of the Hereafter - We increase for him in his harvest. And whoever desires the harvest of this world - We give him thereof, but there is not for him in the Hereafter any share.

Dr. Ghali

Whoever is willing (to gain) the tillage of Hereafter, We will give him increase in his tillage; and whoever is willing to (gain) the tillage of the present (life), (Literally: the lowly "life", i.e., the life of this world) We will bring him of it, and in no way will he have in the Hereafter any assignment.

42:21

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Sahih International

Or have they other deities who have ordained for them a religion to which Allah has not consented? But if not for the decisive word, it would have been concluded between them. And indeed, the wrongdoers will have a painful punishment.

Dr. Ghali

Or even do they have associates (with Allah) who have legislated for them as the religion that which Allah has not given permission? And had it not been for the Word of Verdict, indeed it would have been decreed between them, and surely the unjust will have a painful torment.

42:22

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Dr. Ghali

You see the unjust feeling timorous about what they have earned, and it is befalling them. And the ones who have believed and done deeds of righteousness are in the Meadows of the Gardens; whatever they decide on they will have in the Providence of their Lord. It is that which is the great Grace.

Sahih International

You will see the wrongdoers fearful of what they have earned, and it will [certainly] befall them. And those who have believed and done righteous deeds will be in lush regions of the gardens [in Paradise] having whatever they will in the presence of their Lord. That is what is the great bounty.

42:23

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Sahih International

It is that of which Allah gives good tidings to His servants who believe and do righteous deeds. Say, [O Muhammad], "I do not ask you for this message any payment [but] only good will through kinship." And whoever commits a good deed - We will increase for him good therein. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Appreciative.

Dr. Ghali

That (is) what Allah gives as good tidings to His bondmen who have believed and done deeds of righteousness. Say, "I do not ask of you a reward for it, except amity for kinship." And whoever scores (Literally: commits) a fair deed, We will give him increase of fairness (i.e., goodness) therein. Surely Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Ever-Thankful.

42:24

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Dr. Ghali

Or even do they say, "He has fabricated against Allah a lie?" Yet in case Allah (so) decides, He will seal your heart; and Allah erases untruth and truthfully (upholds) the Truth by His Words. Surely He is Ever-Knowing of the (inmost thoughts) within the breasts (Literally: what the breasts own).

Sahih International

Or do they say, "He has invented about Allah a lie"? But if Allah willed, He could seal over your heart. And Allah eliminates falsehood and establishes the truth by His words. Indeed, He is Knowing of that within the breasts.

42:25

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Dr. Ghali

And He is (The One) Who accepts repentance for His bondmen, and shows clemency towards odious deeds, and knows whatever you perform.

Sahih International

And it is He who accepts repentance from his servants and pardons misdeeds, and He knows what you do.

42:26

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Sahih International

And He answers [the supplication of] those who have believed and done righteous deeds and increases [for] them from His bounty. But the disbelievers will have a severe punishment.

Dr. Ghali

And He responds (to) the ones who have believed and done deeds of righteousness, and He gives them increase of His Grace. And the disbelievers will have a strict torment.

42:27

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Sahih International

And if Allah had extended [excessively] provision for His servants, they would have committed tyranny throughout the earth. But He sends [it] down in an amount which He wills. Indeed He is, of His servants, Acquainted and Seeing.

Dr. Ghali

And if Allah were to outspread the provision for His bondmen, they would indeed be inequitable in the earth; but He sends down in a determined (estimate) whatever He decides; surely He is Ever-Cognizant, Ever-Beholding His bondmen.

42:28

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Dr. Ghali

And He is The (One) Who keeps sending down the succoring (rain) even after they have become despondent, and He spreads His mercy; and He is The Ever-Patronizing, The Ever-Praiseworthy.

Sahih International

And it is He who sends down the rain after they had despaired and spreads His mercy. And He is the Protector, the Praiseworthy.

42:29

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Dr. Ghali

And of His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth and of whatever kinds of beast He has disseminated in them, and He is The Ever-Determiner of gathering them when He decides.

Sahih International

And of his signs is the creation of the heavens and earth and what He has dispersed throughout them of creatures. And He, for gathering them when He wills, is competent.

42:30

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Dr. Ghali

And whatever affliction afflicts you, then it is for what your hands have earned; and He is Clement towards much.

Sahih International

And whatever strikes you of disaster - it is for what your hands have earned; but He pardons much.

42:31

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Sahih International

And you will not cause failure [to Allah ] upon the earth. And you have not besides Allah any protector or helper.

Dr. Ghali

And in no way can you even be defiant in the earth; and, apart from Allah, in no way do you have any constant patron or any ready vindicator.

42:32

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Dr. Ghali

And of His signs are the running (ships) in the sea like landmarks;

Sahih International

And of His signs are the ships in the sea, like mountains.

42:33

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Dr. Ghali

In case He (so) decides, He quiets the wind, (and) so they linger on motionless on its surface. Surely in that are indeed signs for every (man) most patient, constantly thankful.

Sahih International

If He willed, He could still the wind, and they would remain motionless on its surface. Indeed in that are signs for everyone patient and grateful.

42:34

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Dr. Ghali

Or He wrecks them for what they have earned; and He is Clement towards much.

Sahih International

Or He could destroy them for what they earned; but He pardons much.

42:35

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Sahih International

And [that is so] those who dispute concerning Our signs may know that for them there is no place of escape.

Dr. Ghali

And that the ones who dispute concerning Our signs would know that in no way can they have any evasion.

42:36

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Sahih International

So whatever thing you have been given - it is but [for] enjoyment of the worldly life. But what is with Allah is better and more lasting for those who have believed and upon their Lord rely

Dr. Ghali

So, whatever thing has been brought to you is the enjoyment of the present life; (Literally: the lowly life, i.e., the life of this world) and what is in the Providence of Allah is more charitable (i.e., better) and more enduring for the ones who have believed and put their trust in their Lord,

42:37

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Sahih International

And those who avoid the major sins and immoralities, and when they are angry, they forgive,

Dr. Ghali

And the ones who avoid the great (kinds) of vice and obscenities, and when they are angry, it is they (who) forgive.

42:38

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Dr. Ghali

And the ones who have responded to their Lord, and kept up the prayer, and their command is counsel between them, and they expend of what We have provided them.

Sahih International

And those who have responded to their lord and established prayer and whose affair is [determined by] consultation among themselves, and from what We have provided them, they spend.

42:39

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Dr. Ghali

And the ones who, when inequity afflicts them, are they (who) vindicate themselves.

Sahih International

And those who, when tyranny strikes them, they defend themselves,

42:40

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Sahih International

And the retribution for an evil act is an evil one like it, but whoever pardons and makes reconciliation - his reward is [due] from Allah . Indeed, He does not like wrongdoers.

Dr. Ghali

And the recompense of an odious deed is an odious deed the like of it; yet whoever is clement and acts righteously, then his reward is up to Allah. Surely He does not love the unjust.

42:41

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Dr. Ghali

And indeed whoever vindicates himself after an injustice (has been done to him) against those, then in no way is there any way (for blaming) them (i.e., there is no blame on those who vindicate themselves).

Sahih International

And whoever avenges himself after having been wronged - those have not upon them any cause [for blame].

42:42

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Dr. Ghali

Surely the way (of blame) is only against the ones who do injustice to mankind and act inequitably in the earth untruthfully; (Literally: with other than the Truth) those will have a painful torment.

Sahih International

The cause is only against the ones who wrong the people and tyrannize upon the earth without right. Those will have a painful punishment.

42:43

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Sahih International

And whoever is patient and forgives - indeed, that is of the matters [requiring] determination.

Dr. Ghali

And indeed he who (endures) patiently and forgives, surely that is indeed (an act of true) resolve concerning His Commands.

42:44

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Dr. Ghali

And whomever Allah leads into error, in no way (can) he have any patron even after Him; and you will see the unjust ones, as soon as they see the torment, saying, "Is there any way of turning back?"

Sahih International

And he whom Allah sends astray - for him there is no protector beyond Him. And you will see the wrongdoers, when they see the punishment, saying, "Is there for return [to the former world] any way?"

42:45

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Sahih International

And you will see them being exposed to the Fire, humbled from humiliation, looking from [behind] a covert glance. And those who had believed will say, "Indeed, the [true] losers are the ones who lost themselves and their families on the Day of Resurrection. Unquestionably, the wrongdoers are in an enduring punishment."

Dr. Ghali

And you will see them set before (the Fire), submissive in humbleness, looking with the furtive (Literally: concealed) glance. And the ones who have believed will say, "Surely the losers are they who lose their (own) selves and their own families on the Day of the Resurrection. Verily the unjust are surely in perpetual torment."

42:46

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Dr. Ghali

And in no way do they have any patrons to vindicate them, apart from Allah; and whomever Allah leads into error, then by no means (can) he have a way.

Sahih International

And there will not be for them any allies to aid them other than Allah . And whoever Allah sends astray - for him there is no way.

42:47

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Dr. Ghali

Respond to your Lord, even before there comes up a Day that has no turning back from Allah; in no way can you have any shelter upon that Day, and in no way can you have any disclaiming.

Sahih International

Respond to your Lord before a Day comes from Allah of which there is no repelling. No refuge will you have that day, nor for you will there be any denial.

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