VERSES
118
PAGES
342-349

Name

The surah takes its name, Al-Mu'minun, from the first verse.

Period of Revelation.

Both its style and theme indicate that it was revealed during the middle stage of Prophethood at Makkah. Reading between the lines, one feels that a bitter conflict had begun between the, Holy Prophet and the disbelievers of Makkah, though the persecution by them had not yet become tyrannical. It appears that the surah was sent down during the climax of the "Famine" in Makkah (vv. 75-76), which according to authentic traditions occurred during the middle stage of Prophethood. Moreover, according to a tradition related by 'Urwah bin Zubair, Hadarat Umar who had embraced Islam by that time, said, "This Surah was revealed in my presence and I myself observed the state of the Holy Prophet during its revelation. When the revelation ended , the Holy Prophet remarked, 'On this occasion ten such verses have been sent down to me that the one who measures up to them, will most surely go to Paradise'. Then he recited the initial verses of the surah." (Ahmad, Tirmizi, Nasai, Hakim).

Theme Topics

The central theme of the surah is to invite the people to accept and follow the Message of the Holy Prophet and the whole Surah revolves round this theme.

Summary

The fact that the people who have accepted the Message of the Holy Prophet have started acquiring such and such noble qualities of character is a practical proof of the truth of the Message. 1 - 11

In this passage, attention has been drawn to the creation of man and the universe to impress that the whole universe including man's own self, is a clear proof of the truth of the Holy Prophet's Message, which invites the people to accept Tauhid and life in the Hereafter. 12 - 22

Then the stories of the former Prophets and their communities have been cited as historical evidences of the truth of the Message. They prove the following things :

  1. The objections and the doubts that the antagonists are raising against the Message of Muhammad (Allah's peace be upon him) are not new. These were raised against the former Prophets also whom they themselves acknowledged as Messengers of Allah. Therefore they should learn a lesson from their history and judge for themselves whether the Prophets were in the right or their objectors.

  2. The Message of Tauhid and the Hereafter that Muhammad (Allah's peace be upon him) is conveying is the same as was brought by the former Prophets; therefore they should accept it.

  3. They should take a warning from the consequences met by those communities who rejected the Message of their Prophets.

  4. All the Prophets brought one and the same religion from Allah and they all belonged to one and the same community. All other religions were invented by the people themselves and none of them is from Allah. 23 - 54

After relating the stories of the Prophets, a fundamental principle has been enunciated: Success and prosperity in the worldly life is not a criterion of success in the sight of Allah. If some persons (or a person) are enjoying prosperity, wealth, power and the like in this world, it does not mean that they are favorites of Allah. Likewise, the poverty and adversity of other people is not a proof that Allah is displeased with them. The real criterion is Faith (or lack of it). This declaration was needed because the antagonists of the Holy Prophet were the great chiefs of Makkah, who (and their followers) were deluded by their own prosperity that God and their deities were well pleased with them. On the other hand, they argued, the fact that Muhammad (Allah's peace be upon him) and his followers were indigent and in a state of helplessness, was a clear proof that Allah was not pleased with them, and they were under the curse of their deities. 55 - 67

In this passage different arguments have been used to convince them that Muhammad (Allah's peace be upon him) was a true Prophet of Allah. Then they have been told that the Famine (vv. 75 - 76) was merely a warning and therefore "it is better for you to mend your ways; otherwise you will be visited by a terrible scourge." 68 - 77

Again they have been invited to observe the Signs in the universe and in their own selves because these are clear proofs of the truth of the Message of the Holy Prophet. 78 - 95

The Holy Prophet has been told not to adopt any wrong way in retaliation to counteract the evil ways of the enemies, and to guard against the incitement of Satan. 96 - 97

In this concluding passage, the enemies of the truth have been warned that they shall have to render an account in the Hereafter and bear the consequences of their persecution of the Believers; therefore they should mend their ways. 98 - 118

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

ﭑﭒﭓ

لَا تَجْأَرُوا الْيَوْمَ ۖ إِنَّكُم مِّنَّا لَا تُنصَرُونَ

Urdu

آج مت چلاّؤ! تم کو ہم سے کچھ مدد نہیں ملے گی

Sahih International

Do not cry out today. Indeed, by Us you will not be helped.

قَدْ كَانَتْ آيَاتِي تُتْلَىٰ عَلَيْكُمْ فَكُنتُمْ عَلَىٰ أَعْقَابِكُمْ تَنكِصُونَ

Urdu

میری آیتیں تم کو پڑھ پڑھ کر سنائی جاتی تھیں اور تم الٹے پاؤں پھر پھر جاتے تھے

Sahih International

My verses had already been recited to you, but you were turning back on your heels

مُسْتَكْبِرِينَ بِهِ سَامِرًا تَهْجُرُونَ

Sahih International

In arrogance regarding it, conversing by night, speaking evil.

Urdu

ان سے سرکشی کرتے، کہانیوں میں مشغول ہوتے اور بیہودہ بکواس کرتے تھے

أَفَلَمْ يَدَّبَّرُوا الْقَوْلَ أَمْ جَاءَهُم مَّا لَمْ يَأْتِ آبَاءَهُمُ الْأَوَّلِينَ

Urdu

کیا انہوں نے اس کلام میں غور نہیں کیا یا ان کے پاس کوئی ایسی چیز آئی ہے جو ان کے اگلے باپ دادا کے پاس نہیں تھی

Sahih International

Then have they not reflected over the Qur'an, or has there come to them that which had not come to their forefathers?

أَمْ لَمْ يَعْرِفُوا رَسُولَهُمْ فَهُمْ لَهُ مُنكِرُونَ

Urdu

یا یہ اپنے پیغمبر کو جانتے پہنچانتے نہیں، اس وجہ سے ان کو نہیں مانتے

Sahih International

Or did they not know their Messenger, so they are toward him disacknowledging?

أَمْ يَقُولُونَ بِهِ جِنَّةٌ ۚ بَلْ جَاءَهُم بِالْحَقِّ وَأَكْثَرُهُمْ لِلْحَقِّ كَارِهُونَ

Sahih International

Or do they say, "In him is madness?" Rather, he brought them the truth, but most of them, to the truth, are averse.

Urdu

کیا یہ کہتے ہیں کہ اسے سودا ہے (نہیں) بلکہ وہ ان کے پاس حق کو لے کر آئے ہیں اور ان میں سے اکثر حق کو ناپسند کرتے ہیں

وَلَوِ اتَّبَعَ الْحَقُّ أَهْوَاءَهُمْ لَفَسَدَتِ السَّمَاوَاتُ وَالْأَرْضُ وَمَن فِيهِنَّ ۚ بَلْ أَتَيْنَاهُم بِذِكْرِهِمْ فَهُمْ عَن ذِكْرِهِم مُّعْرِضُونَ

Urdu

اور خدائے (برحق) ان کی خواہشوں پر چلے تو آسمان اور زمین اور جو ان میں ہیں سب درہم برہم ہوجائیں۔ بلکہ ہم نے ان کے پاس ان کی نصیحت (کی کتاب) پہنچا دی ہے اور وہ اپنی (کتاب) نصیحت سے منہ پھیر رہے ہیں

Sahih International

But if the Truth had followed their inclinations, the heavens and the earth and whoever is in them would have been ruined. Rather, We have brought them their message, but they, from their message, are turning away.

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أَمْ تَسْأَلُهُمْ خَرْجًا فَخَرَاجُ رَبِّكَ خَيْرٌ ۖ وَهُوَ خَيْرُ الرَّازِقِينَ

Sahih International

Or do you, [O Muhammad], ask them for payment? But the reward of your Lord is best, and He is the best of providers.

Urdu

کیا تم ان سے (تبلیغ کے صلے میں) کچھ مال مانگتے ہو، تو تمہارا پروردگار کا مال بہت اچھا ہے اور وہ سب سے بہتر رزق دینے والا ہے

وَإِنَّكَ لَتَدْعُوهُمْ إِلَىٰ صِرَاطٍ مُّسْتَقِيمٍ

Sahih International

And indeed, you invite them to a straight path.

Urdu

اور تم تو ان کو سیدھے راستے کی طرف بلاتے ہو

وَإِنَّ الَّذِينَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ بِالْآخِرَةِ عَنِ الصِّرَاطِ لَنَاكِبُونَ

Urdu

اور جو لوگ آخرت پر ایمان نہیں لاتے وہ رستے سے الگ ہو رہے ہیں

Sahih International

But indeed, those who do not believe in the Hereafter are deviating from the path.

وَلَوْ رَحِمْنَاهُمْ وَكَشَفْنَا مَا بِهِم مِّن ضُرٍّ لَّلَجُّوا فِي طُغْيَانِهِمْ يَعْمَهُونَ

Urdu

اور اگر ہم ان پر رحم کریں اور جو تکلیفیں ان کو پہنچ رہی ہیں، وہ دور کردیں تو اپنی سرکشی پر اڑے رہیں (اور) بھٹکتے (پھریں)

Sahih International

And even if We gave them mercy and removed what was upon them of affliction, they would persist in their transgression, wandering blindly.

وَلَقَدْ أَخَذْنَاهُم بِالْعَذَابِ فَمَا اسْتَكَانُوا لِرَبِّهِمْ وَمَا يَتَضَرَّعُونَ

Sahih International

And We had gripped them with suffering [as a warning], but they did not yield to their Lord, nor did they humbly supplicate, [and will continue thus]

Urdu

اور ہم نے ان کو عذاب میں پکڑا تو بھی انہوں نے خدا کے آگے عاجزی نہ کی اور وہ عاجزی کرتے ہی نہیں

حَتَّىٰ إِذَا فَتَحْنَا عَلَيْهِم بَابًا ذَا عَذَابٍ شَدِيدٍ إِذَا هُمْ فِيهِ مُبْلِسُونَ

Sahih International

Until when We have opened before them a door of severe punishment, immediately they will be therein in despair.

Urdu

یہاں تک کہ جب ہم نے پر عذاب شدید کا دروازہ کھول دیا تو اس وقت وہاں ناامید ہوگئے

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وَهُوَ الَّذِي أَنشَأَ لَكُمُ السَّمْعَ وَالْأَبْصَارَ وَالْأَفْئِدَةَ ۚ قَلِيلًا مَّا تَشْكُرُونَ

Sahih International

And it is He who produced for you hearing and vision and hearts; little are you grateful.

Urdu

اور وہی تو ہے جس نے تمہارے کان اور آنکھیں اور دل بنائے۔ (لیکن) تم کم شکرگزاری کرتے ہو

وَهُوَ الَّذِي ذَرَأَكُمْ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَإِلَيْهِ تُحْشَرُونَ

Urdu

اور وہی تو ہے جس نے تم کو زمین میں پیدا کیا اور اسی کی طرف تم جمع ہو کر جاؤ گے

Sahih International

And it is He who has multiplied you throughout the earth, and to Him you will be gathered.

وَهُوَ الَّذِي يُحْيِي وَيُمِيتُ وَلَهُ اخْتِلَافُ اللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ ۚ أَفَلَا تَعْقِلُونَ

Sahih International

And it is He who gives life and causes death, and His is the alternation of the night and the day. Then will you not reason?

Urdu

اور وہی ہے جو زندگی بخشتا ہے اور موت دیتا ہے اور رات اور دن کا بدلتے رہنا اسی کا تصرف ہے، کیا تم سمجھتے نہیں

بَلْ قَالُوا مِثْلَ مَا قَالَ الْأَوَّلُونَ

Sahih International

Rather, they say like what the former peoples said.

Urdu

بات یہ ہے کہ جو بات اگلے (کافر) کہتے تھے اسی طرح کی (بات یہ) کہتے ہیں

قَالُوا أَإِذَا مِتْنَا وَكُنَّا تُرَابًا وَعِظَامًا أَإِنَّا لَمَبْعُوثُونَ

Sahih International

They said, "When we have died and become dust and bones, are we indeed to be resurrected?

Urdu

کہتے ہیں کہ جب ہم مر جائیں گے اور مٹی ہو جائیں گے اور استخوان (بوسیدہ کے سوا کچھ) نہ رہے گا تو کیا ہم پھر اٹھائے جائیں گے؟

لَقَدْ وُعِدْنَا نَحْنُ وَآبَاؤُنَا هَٰذَا مِن قَبْلُ إِنْ هَٰذَا إِلَّا أَسَاطِيرُ الْأَوَّلِينَ

Urdu

یہ وعدہ ہم سے اور ہم سے پہلے ہمارے باپ دادا سے بھی ہوتا چلا آیا ہے (اجی) یہ تو صرف اگلے لوگوں کی کہانیاں ہیں

Sahih International

We have been promised this, we and our forefathers, before; this is not but legends of the former peoples."

قُل لِّمَنِ الْأَرْضُ وَمَن فِيهَا إِن كُنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ

Urdu

کہو کہ اگر تم جانتے ہو تو بتاؤ کہ زمین اور جو کچھ زمین میں ہے سب کس کا مال ہے؟

Sahih International

Say, [O Muhammad], "To whom belongs the earth and whoever is in it, if you should know?"

سَيَقُولُونَ لِلَّهِ ۚ قُلْ أَفَلَا تَذَكَّرُونَ

Urdu

جھٹ بول اٹھیں گے کہ خدا کا۔ کہو کہ پھر تم سوچتے کیوں نہیں؟

Sahih International

They will say, "To Allah ." Say, "Then will you not remember?"

قُلْ مَن رَّبُّ السَّمَاوَاتِ السَّبْعِ وَرَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ

Sahih International

Say, "Who is Lord of the seven heavens and Lord of the Great Throne?"

Urdu

(ان سے) پوچھو کہ سات آسمانوں کا کون مالک ہے اور عرش عظیم کا (کون) مالک (ہے؟)

سَيَقُولُونَ لِلَّهِ ۚ قُلْ أَفَلَا تَتَّقُونَ

Sahih International

They will say, "[They belong] to Allah ." Say, "Then will you not fear Him?"

Urdu

بےساختہ کہہ دیں گے کہ یہ (چیزیں) خدا ہی کی ہیں، کہو کہ پھر تم ڈرتے کیوں نہیں؟

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قُلْ مَن بِيَدِهِ مَلَكُوتُ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَهُوَ يُجِيرُ وَلَا يُجَارُ عَلَيْهِ إِن كُنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ

Urdu

کہو کہ اگر تم جانتے ہو تو بتاؤ کہ وہ کون ہے جس کے ہاتھ میں ہر چیز کی بادشاہی ہے اور وہ پناہ دیتا ہے اور اس کے مقابل کوئی کسی کو پناہ نہیں دے سکتا

Sahih International

Say, "In whose hand is the realm of all things - and He protects while none can protect against Him - if you should know?"

سَيَقُولُونَ لِلَّهِ ۚ قُلْ فَأَنَّىٰ تُسْحَرُونَ

Sahih International

They will say, "[All belongs] to Allah ." Say, "Then how are you deluded?"

Urdu

فوراً کہہ دیں گے کہ (ایسی بادشاہی تو) خدا ہی کی ہے، تو کہو پھر تم پر جادو کہاں سے پڑ جاتا ہے؟

بَلْ أَتَيْنَاهُم بِالْحَقِّ وَإِنَّهُمْ لَكَاذِبُونَ

Sahih International

Rather, We have brought them the truth, and indeed they are liars.

Urdu

بات یہ ہے کہ ہم نے ان کے پاس حق پہنچا دیا ہے اور جو (بت پرستی کئے جاتے ہیں) بےشک جھوٹے ہیں

مَا اتَّخَذَ اللَّهُ مِن وَلَدٍ وَمَا كَانَ مَعَهُ مِنْ إِلَٰهٍ ۚ إِذًا لَّذَهَبَ كُلُّ إِلَٰهٍ بِمَا خَلَقَ وَلَعَلَا بَعْضُهُمْ عَلَىٰ بَعْضٍ ۚ سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ عَمَّا يَصِفُونَ

Urdu

خدا نے نہ تو (اپنا) کسی کو بیٹا بنایا ہے اور نہ اس کے ساتھ کوئی معبود ہے، ایسا ہوتا تو ہر معبود اپنی اپنی مخلوقات کو لے کر چل دیتا اور ایک دوسرے پر غالب آجاتا۔ یہ لوگ جو کچھ خدا کے بارے میں بیان کرتے ہیں خدا اس سے پاک ہے

Sahih International

Allah has not taken any son, nor has there ever been with Him any deity. [If there had been], then each deity would have taken what it created, and some of them would have sought to overcome others. Exalted is Allah above what they describe [concerning Him].

عَالِمِ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ فَتَعَالَىٰ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ

Sahih International

[He is] Knower of the unseen and the witnessed, so high is He above what they associate [with Him].

Urdu

وہ پوشیدہ اور ظاہر کو جانتا ہے اور (مشرک) جو اس کے ساتھ شریک کرتے ہیں اس کی شان اس سے اونچی ہے

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قُل رَّبِّ إِمَّا تُرِيَنِّي مَا يُوعَدُونَ

Urdu

(اے محمدﷺ) کہو کہ اے پروردگار جس عذاب کا ان (کفار) سے وعدہ ہو رہا ہے، اگر تو میری زندگی میں ان پر نازل کرکے مجھے بھی دکھادے

Sahih International

Say, [O Muhammad], "My Lord, if You should show me that which they are promised,

رَبِّ فَلَا تَجْعَلْنِي فِي الْقَوْمِ الظَّالِمِينَ

Sahih International

My Lord, then do not place me among the wrongdoing people."

Urdu

تو اے پروردگار مجھے (اس سے محفوظ رکھیئے اور) ان ظالموں میں شامل نہ کیجیئے

وَإِنَّا عَلَىٰ أَن نُّرِيَكَ مَا نَعِدُهُمْ لَقَادِرُونَ

Sahih International

And indeed, We are able to show you what We have promised them.

Urdu

اور جو وعدہ ہم ان سے کر رہے ہیں ہم تم کو دکھا کر ان پر نازل کرنے پر قادر ہیں

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