سورة الفرقان   

Surah Name: Al-Furqan Meaning: The Standard (Criterion)

  • Revealed at Makkah
  • Total Number of Rukū / Sections 6
  • Total Number of Āyāt / Parts 77
  • Sūrah / Chapter number 25
  • Rukū / Section 2 contains Āyāt / Parts 11
  • Siparah/ Volume 18


تَبَارَكَ الَّذِي إِن شَاء جَعَلَ لَكَ خَيْرًا مِّن ذَلِكَ جَنَّاتٍ تَجْرِي مِن تَحْتِهَا الْأَنْهَارُ وَيَجْعَل لَّكَ قُصُورًا

Tabaraka allathee in shaa jaAAala laka khayran min thalika jannatin tajree min tahtiha alanharu wayajAAal laka qusoora(n)

Blessed be He-SWT Who, if He-SWT willed, will assign to you something better than that; gardens with running water, and will assign palaces to you.


بَلْ كَذَّبُوا بِالسَّاعَةِ وَأَعْتَدْنَا لِمَن كَذَّبَ بِالسَّاعَةِ سَعِيرًا

Bal kaththaboo bi(al)ssaAAati waaAAtadna liman kaththaba bi(al)ssaAAati saAAeera(n)

Aye! They belie the Hour, and for him who belies the Hour We-SWT have prepared a Flame.


إِذَا رَأَتْهُم مِّن مَّكَانٍ بَعِيدٍ سَمِعُوا لَهَا تَغَيُّظًا وَزَفِيرًا

Itha raathum min makanin baAAeedin samiAAoo laha taghayyuthan wazafeera(n)

When it sees them from afar, they will hear it raging and roaring.


وَإِذَا أُلْقُوا مِنْهَا مَكَانًا ضَيِّقًا مُقَرَّنِينَ دَعَوْا هُنَالِكَ ثُبُورًا

Waitha olqoo minha makanan dayyiqan muqarraneena daAAaw hunalika thuboora(n)

And when they shall be flung into a straight place thereof, bound up, they shall call therein for death.


لَا تَدْعُوا الْيَوْمَ ثُبُورًا وَاحِدًا وَادْعُوا ثُبُورًا كَثِيرًا

La tadAAoo alyawma thubooran wahidan wa(o)dAAoo thubooran katheera(n)

Call not today for a single death, but call for death manifold.


قُلْ أَذَلِكَ خَيْرٌ أَمْ جَنَّةُ الْخُلْدِ الَّتِي وُعِدَ الْمُتَّقُونَ كَانَتْ لَهُمْ جَزَاء وَمَصِيرًا

Qul athalika khayrun am jannatu alkhuldi allatee wuAAida almuttaqoona kanat lahum jazaan wamaseera(n)

Say you: Is that better or Garden of Abidance promised to those who fear Him-SWT . It shall be their as a recompense and as a retreat.


لَهُمْ فِيهَا مَا يَشَاؤُونَ خَالِدِينَ كَانَ عَلَى رَبِّكَ وَعْدًا مَسْؤُولًا

Lahum feeha ma yashaoona khalideena kana AAala rabbika waAAdan masoola(n)

Therein shall be all that they wish for, as abiders: a promise from your Rabb--SWT to be asked for.


وَيَوْمَ يَحْشُرُهُمْ وَمَا يَعْبُدُونَ مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ فَيَقُولُ أَأَنتُمْ أَضْلَلْتُمْ عِبَادِي هَؤُلَاء أَمْ هُمْ ضَلُّوا السَّبِيلَ

Wayawma yahshuruhum wama yaAAbudoona min dooni Allahi fayaqoolu aantum adlaltum AAibadee haolai am hum dalloo a(l)ssabeel(a)

And on the Day when He-SWT will gather them and what they worship besides Allah-SWT and Will say: Are you the ones who sent My these bondmen astray or strayed they themselves from the way?


قَالُوا سُبْحَانَكَ مَا كَانَ يَنبَغِي لَنَا أَن نَّتَّخِذَ مِن دُونِكَ مِنْ أَوْلِيَاء وَلَكِن مَّتَّعْتَهُمْ وَآبَاءهُمْ حَتَّى نَسُوا الذِّكْرَ وَكَانُوا قَوْمًا بُورًا

Qaloo subhanaka ma kana yanbaghee lana an nattakhitha min doonika min awliyaa walakin mattaAAtahum waabaahum hatta nasoo a(l)ththikra wakanoo qawman boora(n)

They will say: Hallowed be You! It behove us not that we should take besides You patron, but You allowed them and their fathers enjoyment until they forgot the admonition and they were a people doomed.


فَقَدْ كَذَّبُوكُم بِمَا تَقُولُونَ فَمَا تَسْتَطِيعُونَ صَرْفًا وَلَا نَصْرًا وَمَن يَظْلِم مِّنكُمْ نُذِقْهُ عَذَابًا كَبِيرًا

Faqad kaththabookum bima taqooloona fama tastateeAAoona sarfan wala nasran waman yathlim minkum nuthiqhu AAathaban kabeera(n)

So now they belie you in regard to what you said; so now you are neither able to obtain diversion nor help. And whoever of you does wrong, him We-SWT shall cause to taste the great torment.


وَما أَرْسَلْنَا قَبْلَكَ مِنَ الْمُرْسَلِينَ إِلَّا إِنَّهُمْ لَيَأْكُلُونَ الطَّعَامَ وَيَمْشُونَ فِي الْأَسْوَاقِ وَجَعَلْنَا بَعْضَكُمْ لِبَعْضٍ فِتْنَةً أَتَصْبِرُونَ وَكَانَ رَبُّكَ بَصِيرًا

Wama arsalna qablaka mina almursaleena illa innahum layakuloona a(l)ttaAAama wayamshoona fee alaswaqi wajaAAalna baAAdakum libaAAdin fitnatan atasbiroona wakana rabbuka baseera(n)

And We-SWT have not sent before you any of the Messengers but they did eat food and did walk about in the market-places. And We-SWT have made some of you a temptation to some others; will you have patience? And your Rabb-SWT is Beholder.


In The Name of Allah-SWT the Most Gracious, The Most Merciful

The infidels fail to understand that had the Creator of the entire universe wanted, He-SWT could have blessed His-SWT Prophet-SW with ever green gardens, far greener and beautiful than they can imagine. He-SWT could have given him-SW treasures, heaps of wealth and palaces of grandeur far beyond their dreams. It is by His-SWT Wisdom, and for the benefit of the masses that He-SWT has blessed him-SW with such a nature that he-SW prefers to live as a common man. It is by His-SWT Mercy that He-SWT gave him-SW a common life so that people can easily access him-SW and benefit from him-SW, he-SW being mercy for all creations. Had he-SW been a king like Prophet Sulaiman-AS (Solomon), only his-SW commands would have reached the common man, without any personal interaction. Even after conquering the entire Arabia, establishing a vast Islamic State and becoming its ruler, the Holy Prophet-SW’s lifestyle remained like a common man.


Effects Of The Holy Prophet–Saw’s Words:

Allah-SWT gave the Holy Prophet-SW the choice between wealth and modest living. He-SW himself says: “Had I desired, mountains would turn into gold and escort me, but I prefer to live with the common man.” He-SW had said it metaphorically, but the effects of his-SW words are so incredible that the mountains actually became laden with gold. These deposits have since been discovered and gold mining is going on in some, while others have been preserved.


The infidels are actually not concerned about the affluence or the modest lifestyle of the Holy Prophet-SW. They seek to deny the Day of Judgment on one pretext or the other though Allah-SWT has decreed the punishment of Hell for those who deny it. It is denial which is causing them to deny Allah-SWT’s Magnificence as well as the Prophethood of the Holy Prophet-SW. They will surely face the consequences in the form of chastisement in Hell. They shall witness the atrocities of Hell while gathered for Reckoning. Its thunderous roar and awesome bellowing would send shudders into them. They will cry out for death but it would not come to their rescue and redemption even if they do so a hundred times.


The infidels may be asked if they preferred this fate over the rewards Allah-SWT has promised to the righteous; permanent stay in ever green gardens and a handsome reward for their faith and virtuous deeds. They will abide therein and will never be expelled nor will the gardens ever wither out. All their wishes would be satisfies, a promise Allah-SWT has vowed to fulfil.


The idolaters and the polytheists will be dumbfounded when they and their deities will be summoned face to face and Allah-SWT will question the latter if they had misled His-SWT people and forced them into worshipping them. Or was it that the people had themselves opted for it out of waywardness? All the idols will call out: “O Allah-SWT ! Glorified be You-SWT , Your Knowledge is Perfect. How could we have ever dared to declare ourselves or anyone else as God or Provider of the creation, turning away from You-SWT and Your Magnificence? These are the people, who instead of being grateful for Your Blessings, had corrupted. You-SWT gave them and their forefathers bounties and respite, yet they exceeded in neglect, completely forgetting all about Your Magnificence and Zikr. This became the very reason for their destruction and a tragic end. It was their neglect that made them worship others than You-SWT .”


Allah-SWT will now address the wrongdoers: “Your deities and those whom you had been worshipping have testified against you. So you have no excuse to evade the punishment or to put the blame on anybody else. No one will now come for your rescue.” In fact, all those who had acted as leaders and has been a source of deluding others, would be punished more severely; firstly for their own deeds and secondly for beguiling others. Indeed, all objections raised by the infidels are absurd both in terms of logic and knowledge. All the Messengers and Prophets-AS who preceded the Holy Prophet-SW also led a normal human life. They ate and worked for their livelihood like ordinary people and the infidels did believe in the Prophethood of some of them.


Allah-SWT has made human beings a source of trial for one another. Affluence and poverty, health and sickness, power and authority are all variables to discover the true servants of Allah-SWT sticking to their faith and emerging successful through the upheavals of time. ‘And ‘O’ Prophet-SW, your Rabb-SWT is Vigilant over everything.’