سورة السجدة   

Surah Name: As-Sajdah Meaning: The Prostration

  • Revealed at Makkah
  • Total Number of Rukū / Sections 3
  • Total Number of Āyāt / Parts 30
  • Sūrah / Chapter number 32
  • Rukū / Section 1 contains Āyāt / Parts 11
  • Siparah / Volume 21




Alif. Laam. Meem


تَنزِيلُ الْكِتَابِ لَا رَيْبَ فِيهِ مِن رَّبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ

Tanzeelu alkitabi la rayba feehi min rabbi alAAalameen(a)

Revelation of this Book of which there is no doubt, is from the Rabb-SWT of the worlds.


أَمْ يَقُولُونَ افْتَرَاهُ بَلْ هُوَ الْحَقُّ مِن رَّبِّكَ لِتُنذِرَ قَوْمًا مَّا أَتَاهُم مِّن نَّذِيرٍ مِّن قَبْلِكَ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَهْتَدُونَ

Am yaqooloona iftarahu bal huwa alhaqqu min rabbika litunthira qawman ma atahum min natheerin min qablika laAAallahum yahtadoon(a)

Will they say: He-SW has fabricated it? Aye! It is the truth from your-SW Rabb-SWT that you-SW may warn therewith a people to whom no Warner came before you-SW, that perhaps they may be guided.


اللَّهُ الَّذِي خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا فِي سِتَّةِ أَيَّامٍ ثُمَّ اسْتَوَى عَلَى الْعَرْشِ مَا لَكُم مِّن دُونِهِ مِن وَلِيٍّ وَلَا شَفِيعٍ أَفَلَا تَتَذَكَّرُونَ

Allahu allathee khalaqa a(l)ssamawati wa(a)larda wama baynahuma fee sittati ayyamin thumma istawa AAala alAAarshi ma lakum min doonihi min waliyyin wala shafeeAAin afala tatathakkaroon(a)

Allah-SWT it is Who-SWT has created the heavens and the earth and whatsoever is in-between in six days, and then He-SWT established Himself-SWT on the Throne. No patron have you nor an intercessor, beside Him-SWT . Will you not then be admonished?


يُدَبِّرُ الْأَمْرَ مِنَ السَّمَاء إِلَى الْأَرْضِ ثُمَّ يَعْرُجُ إِلَيْهِ فِي يَوْمٍ كَانَ مِقْدَارُهُ أَلْفَ سَنَةٍ مِّمَّا تَعُدُّونَ

Yudabbiru alamra mina a(l)ssamai ila alardi thumma yaAAruju ilayhi fee yawmin kana miqdaruhu alfa sanatin mimma taAAuddoon(a)

He-SWT disposes every affair from the heaven to the earth: Thereafter it shall ascend unto Him-SWT in a Day whereof the measure is one thousand years of what you compute.


ذَلِكَ عَالِمُ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ الْعَزِيزُ الرَّحِيمُ

Thalika AAalimu alghaybi wa(al)shshahadati alAAazeezu a(l)rraheem(u)

Such is the knower of the unseen and the seen, the Mighty, the Merciful.


الَّذِي أَحْسَنَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ خَلَقَهُ وَبَدَأَ خَلْقَ الْإِنسَانِ مِن طِينٍ

Allathee ahsana kulla shayin khalaqahu wabadaa khalqa alinsani min teen(in)

Who-SWT has made everything good which He-SWT has created. And He-SWT originated the creation of man from clay.


ثُمَّ جَعَلَ نَسْلَهُ مِن سُلَالَةٍ مِّن مَّاء مَّهِينٍ

Thumma jaAAala naslahu min sulalatin min main maheen(in)

Then He-SWT made his progeny from an extract of mean water.


ثُمَّ سَوَّاهُ وَنَفَخَ فِيهِ مِن رُّوحِهِ وَجَعَلَ لَكُمُ السَّمْعَ وَالْأَبْصَارَ وَالْأَفْئِدَةَ قَلِيلًا مَّا تَشْكُرُونَ

Thumma sawwahu wanafakha feehi min roohihi wajaAAala lakumu a(l)ssamAAa wa(a)labsara wa(a)lafidata qaleelan ma tashkuroon(a)

Then He-SWT fashioned him and breathed into him something of a spirit from Him-SWT ; and He-SWT ordained for you hearing and sight and hearts. Little is the thanks you return.


وَقَالُوا أَئِذَا ضَلَلْنَا فِي الْأَرْضِ أَئِنَّا لَفِي خَلْقٍ جَدِيدٍ بَلْ هُم بِلِقَاء رَبِّهِمْ كَافِرُونَ

Waqaloo aitha dalalna fee alardi ainna lafee khalqin jadeedin bal hum biliqai rabbihim kafiroon(a)

And they say: When we are vanished in the earth, shall we be raised in a new creation? Aye! They are disbelieving in the meeting with their Rabb-SWT .


قُلْ يَتَوَفَّاكُم مَّلَكُ الْمَوْتِ الَّذِي وُكِّلَ بِكُمْ ثُمَّ إِلَى رَبِّكُمْ تُرْجَعُونَ

Qul yatawaffakum malaku almawti allathee wukkila bikum thumma ila rabbikum turjaAAoon(a)

Say you-SW: The angel of death who is set over you shall cause you to die, thereafter you shall be returned to you Rabb-SWT .


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

Revelation Of The Book Dictated By Providence

The revelation of this Book is based on truth and is not dubious. Allah-SWT the Almighty is the Provider of all the worlds. His-SWT Providence demands that He-SWT should fulfil the spiritual as well as the physical needs of His-SWT creation. This Book is sent by Him-SWT and there is not the slightest doubt in it. Yet the infidels do not hesitate to blaspheme that the Holy Prophet-SW has made it all up.


No Prophet-AS Raised For Arabs Before The Holy Prophet-SW – His-SW Companions-RAU Are A Link Between The Creator And The Creation

This Book is indeed true. It is sent to a people amongst whom no Prophet-AS or Messenger-AS had ever been raised, to warn them of the dire consequences of denial. It is to guide them to the right track and through them this Divine Message of Truth will reach the mankind. Between the Holy Prophet-SW and his-SW ancestor Prophet Isma’il-AS, no Prophet-AS was raised amongst the Arabs. Any information on religion was obviously imported from foreign creeds. Some people had still persevered on Prophet Ibrahim-AS’s teachings of the Unity of Allah-SWT . So the first addressees of the Quran and the link between Allah-SWT and the mankind are the Companions-RAU.


Allah-SWT is the Magnificent Being Who-SWT created the heavens and the earth, and all that lies therein, in six days. In other words, such a splendid universal system is created in a methodical manner though it could have also been created instantaneously.


Istawaa  ‘Alal ‘Arsh

He-SWT then manifested Himself-SWT on the ‘Arsh in a way befitting His-SWT Grace. This term denotes that the ‘Arsh has been declared as the Headquarter or the Secretariat of the Universal System. In this context, His-SWT Court of throne is laid out on the ‘Arsh. This is why hands are raised in prayer and the prayers ascend to the ‘Arsh or are presented to the Arwah. It is from here that the angels get their commands. He-SWT is, otherwise Omnipresent, and has given the Universal System a focal point. So if anyone shows negligence in His-SWT obedience, or tries to disrupt this System by indulging in denial, there will be no one to intercede for him or help him as a friend, save Him-SWT . And for sure He-SWT will not help a denier. Can’t people understand even this simple fact? The plans and commands to run this System descend from the heavens and the response and conduct of the dwellers on earth also returns to the heavens, or to the Court of Allah-SWT . There, a single day measures equal to a thousand years on earth. This is only a glimpse of His-SWT Magnificence and of His-SWT Awareness of all the hidden and the manifest affairs as well as of His-SWT Dominance, Omnipotence and Mercy. It is He-SWT Who has added beauty to the creation of everything.


There Is Beauty In Every Creation

There is beauty in every quality and characteristic of every being. All emotions have their beauty. It is the misuse of these things that creates trouble. Even all deadly animals, in their own capacity, are indispensable and beautiful, each assigned to play one important part or another in their ecology. It is only when they exceed the limits of their assignments and become a nuisance to others that they are no longer worth appreciation. Similarly, traits like anger and stubbornness are not bad in essence, rather necessary. It is only when these are exercised wrongfully and inappropriately that one feels bad.


Creation Of Mankind

The versatility of His-SWT Omnipotence may be observed in the fact that He-SWT creates man from clay but makes the clay pass through a chain of transformations to become available in the form of food, milk, sugar, meat etc, all of which originated from clay. Finally the food absorbed through the human digestive system is transformed into sperm which is separated and stored. This sperm then fertilizes the female ova and is fashioned inside a mother’s womb into a human being. Allah-SWT then breathes a Ruh into this being, endowing it the senses, whereby it gets the powers to see and hear and the heart to desire. In spite of so many favours there are very few who are grateful to Him-SWT . Failing to appreciate the various stages of creation, unfortunate people begin to doubt. They question how could it be possible for them to be resurrected once reduced to dust? In fact when they deny resurrection they indeed deny the very establishment of the Day of Judgement and their returning to His-SWT Court. So let them know that this Divine System has an order. Even death has not been left unaccounted rather Allah-SWT has deputed an angel on this assignment.


Death And The Seizing Of The Ruh

Allah-SWT has assigned an angel who seizes the Ruh of every individual causing him to die. Then the physical body will be resurrected with the same Ruh and everyone shall return to His-SWT Court.


Death is the seizing of the Ruh by the angel, who snaps away its influence on the body. However, after death the link of a believer’s Ruh with his physical self is far superior to that of a non believer, while the link enjoyed by a martyr is so strong that their bodies remain intact. Moreover this seizure is confined to the human beings because other living things neither have such a Ruh nor is it seized by an angel. In fact, according to a saying of the Holy Prophet-SW the life of a living thing (animal etc) is Allah-SWT’s Zikr and as soon as it becomes heedless, it dies.