سورة فاطر   

Surah Name: Faatir Meaning: The Creator (Originator)

  • Revealed at Makkah
  • Total Number of Rukū / Sections 5
  • Total Number of Āyāt / Parts 45
  • Sūrah / Chapter number 35
  • Rukū / Section 1 contains Āyāt / Parts 7
  • Siparah / Volume 22


الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ فَاطِرِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ جَاعِلِ الْمَلَائِكَةِ رُسُلًا أُولِي أَجْنِحَةٍ مَّثْنَى وَثُلَاثَ وَرُبَاعَ يَزِيدُ فِي الْخَلْقِ مَا يَشَاء إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

Alhamdu lillahi fatiri a(l)ssamawati wa(a)lardi jaAAili almalaikati rusulan olee ajnihatin mathna wathulatha warubaAAa yazeedu fee alkhalqi ma yashao inna Allaha AAala kulli shayin qadeer(un)

All praise to Allah-SWT , the creator of the heavens and the earth, the appointer of the angels as His-SWT Messengers with wings of twos and threes and fours. He-SWT adds in creation what He-SWT Will. Verily Allah-SWT is Potent over everything.


مَا يَفْتَحِ اللَّهُ لِلنَّاسِ مِن رَّحْمَةٍ فَلَا مُمْسِكَ لَهَا وَمَا يُمْسِكْ فَلَا مُرْسِلَ لَهُ مِن بَعْدِهِ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ

Ma yaftahi Allahu li(l)nnasi min rahmatin fala mumsika laha wama yumsik fala mursila lahu min baAAdihi wahuwa alAAazeezu alhakeem(u)

Whatsoever of Mercy Allah-SWT may grant to mankind, none there is to withhold, none there is to release it thereafter. And He-SWT is the Mighty, the Wise.


يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اذْكُرُوا نِعْمَتَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ هَلْ مِنْ خَالِقٍ غَيْرُ اللَّهِ يَرْزُقُكُم مِّنَ السَّمَاء وَالْأَرْضِ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ فَأَنَّى تُؤْفَكُونَ

Ya ayyuha a(l)nnasu othkuroo niAAmata Allahi AAalaykum hal min khaliqin ghayru Allahi yarzuqukum mina a(l)ssamai wa(a)lardi la ilaha illa huwa faanna tufakoon(a)

O’ mankind! Remember the favour of Allah-SWT towards you. Is there any Creator other than Allah-SWT who provides for you from the heaven and the earth? There is no God but He-SWT . Whither then are you deviating?


وَإِن يُكَذِّبُوكَ فَقَدْ كُذِّبَتْ رُسُلٌ مِّن قَبْلِكَ وَإِلَى اللَّهِ تُرْجَعُ الأمُورُ

Wain yukaththibooka faqad kuththibat rusulun min qablika waila Allahi turjaAAu alomoor(u)

And if they belie you-SW, then Messengers-AS have been belied before you-SW. And to Allah-SWT shall be brought back all affairs.


يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّ وَعْدَ اللَّهِ حَقٌّ فَلَا تَغُرَّنَّكُمُ الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا وَلَا يَغُرَّنَّكُم بِاللَّهِ الْغَرُورُ

Ya ayyuha a(l)nnasu inna waAAda Allahi haqqun fala taghurrannakumu alhayatu a(l)ddunya wala yaghurrannakum bi(A)llahi algharoor(u)

O’ mankind! Verily the promise of Allah-SWT is true. So let not the life of this world beguile you, and with respect to Allah-SWT let not the great beguiler beguile you.


إِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ فَاتَّخِذُوهُ عَدُوًّا إِنَّمَا يَدْعُو حِزْبَهُ لِيَكُونُوا مِنْ أَصْحَابِ السَّعِيرِ

Inna a(l)shshaytana lakum AAaduwwun fa(i)ttakhithoohu AAaduwwan innama yadAAoo hizbahu liyakoonoo min ashabi a(l)ssaAAeer(i)

Verily Satan is an enemy to you; so take him for an enemy, he only tempts his confederates that they become the inmates of the Blaze.


الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لَهُمْ عَذَابٌ شَدِيدٌ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَهُم مَّغْفِرَةٌ وَأَجْرٌ كَبِيرٌ

Allatheena kafaroo lahum AAathabun shadeedun wa(a)llatheena amanoo waAAamiloo a(l)ssalihati lahum maghfiratun waajrun kabeer(un)

Those who disbelieve theirs shall be a severe torment. And those who believe and work righteous deeds, theirs shall be forgiveness and a great wage.


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

This Surah also reiterates that all excellence is only attributable to the One and Only Allah-SWT , Who Alone is the Creator of the heavens and the earth, and everything that exists within, as well as their qualities. The angels are also His-SWT creation who in His-SWT obedience, serve as a link between Him-SWT and the creation, such as taking His-SWT Revelations to the Prophets-AS, the most distinguished souls amongst the creation. The angels also convey provisions, retribution, reward, health and sickness to His-SWT creation. In other words, they are ever ready to execute Allah-SWT’s Commands most diligently, let alone that they be taken as deities. Their strength and power is by Allah-SWT’s Will. For instance, He-SWT has made some with two wings while others with four. It is entirely His-SWT Prerogative to endow whatever He-SWT wants, to whomever He-SWT pleases. He-SWT may choose to give beauty, nobility, sagacity, health, power, authority, knowledge or superiority to people by His-SWT Choice. All quantities are His-SWT grants and none amongst the creation is worthy of being worshipped for any distinction it may have, as everything is a gift from Allah-SWT , Who is Potent over everything.


If He-SWT decides to open the portals of His-SWT Mercy upon any of His-SWT servants, and bless him with His-SWT hidden and manifest rewards, there is none who can stop Him-SWT from doing so. And if He-SWT decides to deprive someone of His-SWT bounties there is no one who can intervene in His-SWT decision. He-SWT holds absolute sway over everyone and is the Wisest to know whom He-SWT may endow and whom He-SWT may deprive.


O people! Remember the favours of Allah-SWT , Who has created you as well as the means to your sustenance. To provide for your physical needs, He-SWT created within the heavens and the earth such a complex and vast system that controls the sun, the moon, the clouds, the rainfall, the seasons and the winds. And to cater for your inward enlightenment, He-SWT raised His-SWT Prophets-AS from amongst you. It is worth pondering whether anyone else could do all this? Certainly not! Then how can anyone else save Him-SWT be worthy of worship? What do you still wander in ignorance?


O my Beloved Prophet-SW! If the ignorant deny your veracity and refuse to accept your words, do not feel disheartened, as this is not the first time that such treatment is being extended to a Prophet-AS. Rather the message of all the preceding Prophets-AS and Messengers-AS was refuted. But did the antagonists manage to survive? Never! This is because eventually all matters revert to Allah-SWT .


O People! Listen carefully! It is an established fact and a Divine Promise that the Day of reckoning will come and requital will take place. This indeed is the truth. So beware and let not the bounties of this temporal world, capriciousness or greed beguile you. DO not let the deceiving Satan cheat you! Remember that he is your enemy, so think of him like that. Do not, on the contrary, begin to obey him as a servant, as he and his entire legions, whether the Jinn or mankind, try their level best to drive you away from Allah-SWT’s Mercy. They are bent upon making you fuel for Hell. Whosoever accepts the word of these Satanic legions and opts for the path of infidelity will be dealt with severely. However, anyone who maintains animosity against them, adheres firmly to Islam and continues to strive in piety, will be forgiven by Allah-SWT even if he commits a mistake and will be immensely rewarded.