سورة ص   

Surah Name: Saad Meaning: Saad

  • Revealed at Makkah
  • Total Number of Rukū / Sections 5
  • Total Number of Āyāt / Parts 88
  • Sūrah / Chapter number 38
  • Rukū / Section 5 contains Āyāt / Parts 24
  • Siparah/ Volume 23


قُلْ إِنَّمَا أَنَا مُنذِرٌ وَمَا مِنْ إِلَهٍ إِلَّا اللَّهُ الْوَاحِدُ الْقَهَّارُ

Qul innama ana munthirun wama min ilahin illa Allahu alwahidu alqahhar(u)

Say you-SW  : I am but a warner, and there is no god but Allah-SWT, the One, the Subduer.


رَبُّ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا الْعَزِيزُ الْغَفَّارُ

Rabbu a(l)ssamawati wa(a)lardi wama baynahuma alAAazeezu alghaffar(u)

Rabb-SWT of the heavens and the earth and whatsoever is in-between them, the Mighty, the Forgiver.


قُلْ هُوَ نَبَأٌ عَظِيمٌ

Qul huwa nnabo AAatheem(un)

Say you-SW  : It is a great news.


أَنتُمْ عَنْهُ مُعْرِضُونَ

Antum AAanhu muAAridoon(a)

You are averting there from.


مَا كَانَ لِي مِنْ عِلْمٍ بِالْمَلَإِ الْأَعْلَى إِذْ يَخْتَصِمُونَ

Ma kana liya min AAilmin bi(a)lmalai alaAAla ith yakhtasimoon(a)

I had no knowledge of the chiefs on high when they were disputing.


إِن يُوحَى إِلَيَّ إِلَّا أَنَّمَا أَنَا نَذِيرٌ مُّبِينٌ

In yooha ilayya illa annama ana natheerun mubeen(un)

Nothing is revealed to me except that I am a manifest warner.


إِذْ قَالَ رَبُّكَ لِلْمَلَائِكَةِ إِنِّي خَالِقٌ بَشَرًا مِن طِينٍ

Ith qala rabbuka lilmalaikati innee khaliqun basharan min teen(in)

Recall when your Rabb-SWT said to the angels: I-SWT am about to create a human being from clay.


فَإِذَا سَوَّيْتُهُ وَنَفَخْتُ فِيهِ مِن رُّوحِي فَقَعُوا لَهُ سَاجِدِينَ

Faitha sawwaytuhu wanafakhtu feehi min roohee faqaAAoo lahu sajideen(a)

Then when I-SWT have created him and breathed into him of My-SWT Spirit, fall down before him prostrate.


فَسَجَدَ الْمَلَائِكَةُ كُلُّهُمْ أَجْمَعُونَ

Fasajada almalaikatu kulluhum ajmaAAoon(a)

The angels fell prostrate; all of them.


إِلَّا إِبْلِيسَ اسْتَكْبَرَ وَكَانَ مِنْ الْكَافِرِينَ

Illa ibleesa istakbara wakana mina alkafireen(a)

Not so Iblis. He grew stiff-necked, and became of the infidels.


قَالَ يَا إِبْلِيسُ مَا مَنَعَكَ أَن تَسْجُدَ لِمَا خَلَقْتُ بِيَدَيَّ أَسْتَكْبَرْتَ أَمْ كُنتَ مِنَ الْعَالِينَ

Qala ya ibleesu ma manaAAaka an tasjuda lima khalaqtu biyadayya astakbarta am kunta mina alAAaleen(a)

Allah-SWT said: Iblis! What does prevent you from prostrating yourself before what I-SWT have created with My-SWT both hands'? Have you been stiff-necked, or are you of the exalted ones.


قَالَ أَنَا خَيْرٌ مِّنْهُ خَلَقْتَنِي مِن نَّارٍ وَخَلَقْتَهُ مِن طِينٍ

Qalana a khayrun minhu khalaqtanee min narin wakhalaqtahu min teen(in)

Iblis said: I am better than he; me You-SWT have created of fire, and him You-SWT have created of clay.


قَالَ فَاخْرُجْ مِنْهَا فَإِنَّكَ رَجِيمٌ

Qala fa(o)khruj minha fainnaka rajeem(un)

Allah-SWT said: Get you forth here from, verily you are driven away.


وَإِنَّ عَلَيْكَ لَعْنَتِي إِلَى يَوْمِ الدِّينِ

Wainna AAalayka laAAnatee ila yawmi a(l)ddeen(i)

And verily My-SWT curse shall be on you till the Day of Requital.


قَالَ رَبِّ فَأَنظِرْنِي إِلَى يَوْمِ يُبْعَثُونَ

Qala rabbi faanthirnee ila yawmi yubAAathoon(a)

Iblis said: Rabb-SWT ! Respite me till the Day whereon they are raised up.


قَالَ فَإِنَّكَ مِنَ الْمُنظَرِينَ

Qala fainnaka mina almunthareen(a)

Allah-SWT said: Verily you are of those respited,



إِلَى يَوْمِ الْوَقْتِ الْمَعْلُومِ

Ila yawmi alwaqti almaAAloom(i)

Till the Day of the time appointed.


قَالَ فَبِعِزَّتِكَ لَأُغْوِيَنَّهُمْ أَجْمَعِينَ



Qala fabiAAizzatika laoghwiyannahum ajmaAAeen(a)

Iblis said: By Your-SWT Majesty, then I shall surely seduce them all.


إِلَّا عِبَادَكَ مِنْهُمُ الْمُخْلَصِينَ

Illa AAibadaka minhumu almukhlaseen(a)

Save Your-SWT sincere bondmen among them.


قَالَ فَالْحَقُّ وَالْحَقَّ أَقُولُ

Qala fa(a)lhaqqu wa(a)lhaqqa aqool(u)

Allah-SWT said: The truth is, and it is the truth I-SWT always say,


لَأَمْلَأَنَّ جَهَنَّمَ مِنكَ وَمِمَّن تَبِعَكَ مِنْهُمْ أَجْمَعِينَ

Laamlaanna jahannama minka wamimman tabiAAaka minhum ajmaAAeen(a)

That I-SWT shall fill Hell with you and such of them as shall follow you, all together.


قُلْ مَا أَسْأَلُكُمْ عَلَيْهِ مِنْ أَجْرٍ وَمَا أَنَا مِنَ الْمُتَكَلِّفِينَ

Qul ma asalukum AAalayhi min ajrin wama ana mina almutakallifeen(a)

Say you-SW  : I ask of you no wage for it nor am I of the affecters.


إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا ذِكْرٌ لِّلْعَالَمِينَ

In huwa illa thikrun lilAAalameen(a)

It is nothing but an admonition to the worlds.


وَلَتَعْلَمُنَّ نَبَأَهُ بَعْدَ حِينٍ

WalataAAlamunna nabaahu baAAda heen(in)

And you shall surely come to know of its truth after a time.


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

The Holy Prophet-SW may tell the infidels that his mission was to forewarn them against the evil consequences of denial and wickedness. It is an established fact that besides Allah-SWT, the Absolute, there is none worthy of worship. He-SWT Alone is the Provider and the Sustainer of the heavens and the earth and all that lies therein, having complete sway over everything and His-SWT Forgiveness is boundless. His-SWT raising the Holy Prophet as His-SWT Messenger to guide people on Shari'ah and His-SWT Cognition is indeed a magnificent event. Yet the wretchedness of the deniers has so numbed their intellect that they even fail to appreciate, how without revelation, could he recount the conversation of the angels in the celestial world on the eve of Prophet Aadam-AS's creation? It is because of revelation that he can forewarn them of the end results of their deeds.


Before creating Aadam-AS Allaah-SWT informed the angels that He-SWT was going to create a human being out of mire. This done and after His-SWT Spirit was blown into him, they must prostrate before him. All complied, save Iblis, originally of the Jinn, who was now residing with the angels. Allaah-SWT asked him whether he suffered from arrogance or a sense of superiority.  Iblis confessed the latter adding that he was created from the fire, far superior to the clay wherefrom He-SWT had created man. This was a lame excuse to hide his arrogance and was, therefore, declared an outcast to suffer the Divine curse until Qayamah. He requested respite until the Day of Reckoning which was granted only until Qayamah.


Invocation by Iblis

Allah-SWT may even accept the invocation of Iblis at times, at His-SWT free will. Iblis sought respite until the Day of Reckoning where after there is no death. Yet Allaah-SWT granted it only until Qayamah, so that he also goes through the pangs of death-before getting there.


Granted the respite, he vowed to Allaah-SWT by His-SWT Honour that he would beguile mankind, admitting at the same time that His-SWT sincere and upright bondmen would not fall for his tricks. Praise be to Allaah-SWT ! Even Iblis confessed that he will be unable to seize control over the sincere and devoted servants of Allaah-SWT !


Deep-hearted Sincerity

True sincerity is indeed the output of Zikr Qalbi. Anyone who fails to acquire sincerity even after practicing it is indeed very unfortunate.


Allah-SWT told Iblis that He-SWT indeed was the Truth and true to His-SWT Word, He-SWT shall fill up the Hell with him, his progeny and his followers, to requite all for their disobedience. The Holy Prophet-SW may also inform the infidels that he-SW  does not expect anything in return for his-SW  propagation of the faith, neither money, nor influence nor status. And he-SW  had no intention whatever to acquire fame, a fact very well known to all of them. Yet the Scripture he-SW  is presenting is the greatest source of Divine Cognition for the entire universe. Time does not take long to slip by and it will not be long before they will discover the reality, both upon death as well as on the Doomsday.