سورة الزمر   

Surah Name: Az-Zumar Meaning: The Troops

  • Revealed at Makkah
  • Total Number of Rukū / Sections 8
  • Total Number of Āyāt / Parts 75
  • Sūrah / Chapter number 39
  • Rukū / Section 7 contains Āyāt / Parts 7
  • Siparah/ Volume 23 & 24


قُلْ أَفَغَيْرَ اللَّهِ تَأْمُرُونِّي أَعْبُدُ أَيُّهَا الْجَاهِلُونَ

Qul afaghayra Allahi tamuroonnee aAAbudu ayyuha aljahiloon(a)

Say you-SW: Is it other than Allah-SWT that you call me to worship, O’ you pagans!


وَلَقَدْ أُوحِيَ إِلَيْكَ وَإِلَى الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِكَ لَئِنْ أَشْرَكْتَ لَيَحْبَطَنَّ عَمَلُكَ وَلَتَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ

Walaqad oohiya ilayka waila allatheena min qablika lain ashrakta layahbatanna AAamaluka walatakoonanna mina alkhasireen(a)

And assuredly it has been revealed to you-SW and to those before you-SW: If you join partners to Allaah-SWT surely of no effect shall be made your work, and you shall surely be of the losers.


بَلِ اللَّهَ فَاعْبُدْ وَكُن مِّنْ الشَّاكِرِينَ

Bali Allaha fa(o)AAbud wakun mina a(l)shshakireen(a)

Aye! Allaah-SWT must you worship, and be among the thankful.


وَمَا قَدَرُوا اللَّهَ حَقَّ قَدْرِهِ وَالْأَرْضُ جَمِيعًا قَبْضَتُهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ وَالسَّماوَاتُ مَطْوِيَّاتٌ بِيَمِينِهِ سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ

Wama qadaroo Allaha haqqa qadrihi wa(a)lardu jameeAAan qabdatuhu yawma alqiyamati wa(al)ssamawatu matwiyyatun biyameenihi subhanahu wataAAala AAamma yushrikoon(a)

And they do not estimate Allaah-SWT with an estimation due to Him-SWT , whereas the whole earth shall be His-SWT handful on the. Day of Judgement, and the heavens shall be rolled in His-SWT right· hand. Hallowed be He-SWT and Exalted above what they associate.


وَنُفِخَ فِي الصُّورِ فَصَعِقَ مَن فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَن فِي الْأَرْضِ إِلَّا مَن شَاء اللَّهُ ثُمَّ نُفِخَ فِيهِ أُخْرَى فَإِذَا هُم قِيَامٌ يَنظُرُونَ

Wanufikha fee a(l)ssoori fasaAAiqa man fee a(l)ssamawati waman fee alardi illa man shaa Allahu thumma nufikha feehi okhra faitha hum qiyamun yanthuroon(a)

And the trumpet shall be blown, when all who are in the heavens and all who are on the earth shall swoon away, save whom Allaah-SWT wills. Then it shall be blown again, and lo! They shall be standing, looking on.


وَأَشْرَقَتِ الْأَرْضُ بِنُورِ رَبِّهَا وَوُضِعَ الْكِتَابُ وَجِيءَ بِالنَّبِيِّينَ وَالشُّهَدَاء وَقُضِيَ بَيْنَهُم بِالْحَقِّ وَهُمْ لَا يُظْلَمُونَ

Waashraqati alardu binoori rabbiha wawudiAAa alkitabu wajeea bi(al)nnabiyyeena wa(al)shshuhadai waqudiya baynahum bi(a)lhaqqi wahum la yuthlamoon(a)

And the earth will gleam with the light of the Rabb-SWT and the Record will be set up, and the Prophets-AS and the witnesses will be brought, and the judgement between them will be given with truth, and they will not be wronged.


وَوُفِّيَتْ كُلُّ نَفْسٍ مَّا عَمِلَتْ وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَا يَفْعَلُونَ

Wawuffiyat kullu nafsin ma AAamilat wahuwa aAAlamu bima yafAAaloon(a)

Every soul will be paid in full what it has worked; and He-SWT is the Best Knower of what they do.


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

The Holy Prophet-SW may tell the infidels to listen, understand and accept Allaah-SWT ’s Message rather than expecting him to follow their way of worshipping others than Him-SWT . This expectation is utter ignorance. Allaah-SWT has honoured him-SW with the revelation like the Prophets before him-SW. His-SW Message is clear that people must desist from worshipping others than Allah-SWT, lest their noble acts are waste away. The best course of action is to worship only Him-SWT and display gratitude to be amongst the grateful.


These infidels have no clue of Allaah-SWT ’s Magnificence and fail to appreciate it. They take their deities as controllers of various affairs of the universe but they will know only on the Day of Judgement that the heavens and the earth lie in His-SWT total control, as if held in the palm of one hand. In other words, once they witness Allaah-SWT ’s total control they will confess that Allaah-SWT is above all the polytheistic beliefs they had held.


The Trumpet will be blown Twice

Indeed Qayamah will be a traumatic event. When the Trumpet is blown all living beings, both terrestrial and celestial, will fall unconscious, including the angels and the Arwah and will die in this state save His-SWT chosen bondmen. Then the Trumpet will be blown once again, but this time its sound will be a harbinger of life not death. Everyone will be resurrected. People will look around anxiously at the earth radiating with His-SWT Refulgence and the Divine Court will be set up for accountability. All Prophets-AS will be present and every kind of testimony will be made available. The case of each individual will be decided on its merit and no one will be wronged in the least. Everyone will be requited commensurate to his deeds, well known to Allaah-SWT .