سورة الطور   

Surah Name: At-Tur Meaning: The Mount

  • Revealed at Makkah
  • Total Number of Rukū / Sections 2
  • Total Number of Āyāt / Parts 49
  • Sūrah / Chapter number 52
  • Rukū / Section 2 contains Āyāt / Parts 21
  • Siparah/ Volume 27


فَذَكِّرْ فَمَا أَنتَ بِنِعْمَتِ رَبِّكَ بِكَاهِنٍ وَلَا مَجْنُونٍ

Fathakkir fama anta biniAAmati rabbika bikahin wala majnoon(in)

Therefore admonish you-SW! By the grace of your-SW Rabb-SWT , you-SW are neither a soothsayer nor a madman.


أَمْ يَقُولُونَ شَاعِرٌ نَّتَرَبَّصُ بِهِ رَيْبَ الْمَنُونِ

Am yaqooloona shaAAirun natarabbasu bihi rayba almanoon(i)

Do they say: A poet, for whom we wait only some adverse turn of fortune?


قُلْ تَرَبَّصُوا فَإِنِّي مَعَكُم مِّنَ الْمُتَرَبِّصِينَ

Qul tarabbasoo fainnee maAAakum mina almutarabbiseen(a)

Say you-SW: Wait; verily I am, with you, among the waiters.


أَمْ تَأْمُرُهُمْ أَحْلَامُهُم بِهَذَا أَمْ هُمْ قَوْمٌ طَاغُونَ

Am tamuruhum ahlamuhum bihatha am hum qawmun taghoon(a)

Does their reason enjoin them to this? Or are they a people outrageous?


أَمْ يَقُولُونَ تَقَوَّلَهُ بَل لَّا يُؤْمِنُونَ

Am yaqooloona taqawwalahu bal la yuminoon(a)

Do they say: He has forged it? Aye! They will not believe.


فَلْيَأْتُوا بِحَدِيثٍ مِّثْلِهِ إِن كَانُوا صَادِقِينَ

Falyatoo bihadeethin mithlihi in kanoo sadiqeena

Let them bring a discourse like thereunto, if they tell the future,


أَمْ خُلِقُوا مِنْ غَيْرِ شَيْءٍ أَمْ هُمُ الْخَالِقُونَ

Am khuliqoo min ghayri shayin am humu alkhaliqoon(a)

Have they not been created from nothing? Or are they creators?


أَمْ خَلَقُوا السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ بَل لَّا يُوقِنُونَ

Am khalaqoo a(l)ssamawati wa(a)larda bal la yooqinoon(a)

Did they create the heavens and the earth? Aye! They will not be convinced.


أَمْ عِندَهُمْ خَزَائِنُ رَبِّكَ أَمْ هُمُ الْمُصَيْطِرُونَ

Am AAindahum khazainu rabbika am humu almusaytiroon(a)

Are with them the treasures of your Rabb-SWT ? Or are they the dispensers?


أَمْ لَهُمْ سُلَّمٌ يَسْتَمِعُونَ فِيهِ فَلْيَأْتِ مُسْتَمِعُهُم بِسُلْطَانٍ مُّبِينٍ

Am lahum sullamun yastamiAAoona feehi falyati mustamiAAuhum bisultanin mubeen(in)

Have they a stairway whereby they overhear? Then let their listener bring a clear authority.


أَمْ لَهُ الْبَنَاتُ وَلَكُمُ الْبَنُونَ

Am lahu albanatu walakumu albanoon(a)

Has He-SWT daughters and you sons?


أَمْ تَسْأَلُهُمْ أَجْرًا فَهُم مِّن مَّغْرَمٍ مُّثْقَلُونَ

Am tasaluhum ajran fahum min maghramin muthqaloon(a)

Or ask you-SW a wage from them, so that they are laden with debt?


أَمْ عِندَهُمُ الْغَيْبُ فَهُمْ يَكْتُبُونَ

Am AAindahumu alghaybu fahum yaktuboon(a)

Is with them the Unseen and they write it down?


أَمْ يُرِيدُونَ كَيْدًا فَالَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا هُمُ الْمَكِيدُونَ

Am yureedoona kaydan fa(a)llatheena kafaroo humu almakeedoon(a)

Do they seek to lay a plot? Then those who disbelieve-it is they who shall be plotted against.


أَمْ لَهُمْ إِلَهٌ غَيْرُ اللَّهِ سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ

Am lahum ilahun ghayru Allahi subhana Allahi AAamma yushrikoon(a)

Is theirs a god beside Allaah-SWT ? Hallowed be Allaah-SWT from what they associate!


وَإِن يَرَوْا كِسْفًا مِّنَ السَّمَاء سَاقِطًا يَقُولُوا سَحَابٌ مَّرْكُومٌ

Wain yaraw kisfan mina a(l)ssamai saqitan yaqooloo sahabun markoom(un)

And even if they should see a fragment of the sky falling down, they would say: It is only clouds amassed.


فَذَرْهُمْ حَتَّى يُلَاقُوا يَوْمَهُمُ الَّذِي فِيهِ يُصْعَقُونَ

Fatharhum hatta yulaqoo yawmahumu allathee feehi yusAAaqoon(a)

So let them alone, till they meet their Day whereon they shall swoon.


يَوْمَ لَا يُغْنِي عَنْهُمْ كَيْدُهُمْ شَيْئًا وَلَا هُمْ يُنصَرُونَ

Yawma la yughnee AAanhum kayduhum shayan wala hum yunsaroon(a)

A Day when their plotting shall not avail them at all nor will they be succoured.


وَإِنَّ لِلَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا عَذَابًا دُونَ ذَلِكَ وَلَكِنَّ أَكْثَرَهُمْ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ

Wainna lillatheena thalamoo AAathaban doona thalika walakinna aktharahum la yaAAlamoon(a)

And for those who are ungodly there is a chastisement before that but most of them know not.


وَاصْبِرْ لِحُكْمِ رَبِّكَ فَإِنَّكَ بِأَعْيُنِنَا وَسَبِّحْ بِحَمْدِ رَبِّكَ حِينَ تَقُومُ

Wa(i)sbir lihukmi rabbika fainnaka biaAAyunina wasabbih bihamdi rabbika heena taqoom(u)

And wait you the judgment of your Rabb-SWT patiently; verily you are ever before Our-SWT eyes. And hallow the Praise of your Rabb-SWT before you arise.


وَمِنَ اللَّيْلِ فَسَبِّحْهُ وَإِدْبَارَ النُّجُومِ

Wamina allayli fasabbihhu waidbara a(l)nnujoom(i)

And hallow Him-SWT in the night and at the declining of the stars.


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

The Holy Prophet-SW may continue with his-SW mission of inviting mankind to Allaah-SWT being His-SWT Messenger and not a soothsayer. A magician receives information from the devils whereas he is blessed with Divine revelations and is certainly not out of his mind. A Prophet-AS indeed enjoys the highest level of intellect and wisdom. And he-SW is not a poet either, as alleged by the infidels, to pass into obscurity with the passage of time and be forgotten. They may wait for what is destined for him-SW, while he-SW awaits for their requital.


The infidels were abased here and will be humiliated in Akhirah. while the Holy Prophet-SW‘s Message has spread all over the globe and will sustain until Qayamah. They had always been proud of their wisdom, without noticing where it has led them to!  Engrossed in wickedness do they feel immune to truth manifested to them logically? At times they accuse the Holy Prophet-SW of having fabricated the Quran, knowing their allegation to be a blatant lie. Yet they go on inventing excuses and insisting on denial. If Quran is man-made, let them produce the like of it using all their skills and eloquence. But they can never do so, as it is the Word of Allaah-SWT . As for their skeptism, they may be asked whether someone created them or they came into existence at their own or is it that they are the creator as well as the creation? Have they created the heavens and the earth and the colossal universal system?


Everything indeed is the creation of Allah-SWT and its very existence demands gratitude by believing in and obeying Him-SWT . But these wretched souls, void of faith, object over the Prophethood suggesting that a chieftain should have been the Prophet. Do they control His-SWT Mercy or are they assigned the task to sanction its dispensation? It is, of course, Allah-SWT Who-SWT selects whoever He-SWT will for the purpose. Do they have an access to the heavens whereby they collect information from the celestial world to support their stance. Indeed their utterances are totally absurd. For instance, they ascribe progeny to Allaah-SWT and that too daughters, while preferring sons for themselves.


Does the Holy Prophet-SW ask for any wages for his-SW mission that they are feeling taxed? Or do they have knowledge of the Unseen to identify what is to happen next? They wish to defraud the Holy Prophet-SW, without realizing that they are themselves beguiled by their infidelity. Their demand to the Holy Prophet-SW to pull down a section of the sky is not to seek guidance but an excuse to avoid believing. And even if they were to witness a portion of it collapsing they will still insist that it was a dense cloud coming down. So the Holy Prophet-SW need not pay heed to their nonsense and burden his-SW mind. He-SW may leave them alone until the Day of Reckoning when as if thunder stricken, all their plans and stratagem would fail them and they will find no helper. Humiliation and unrest is the lot of such transgressors here as well as in the Akhirah, yet they fail to appreciate.


Infidelity and Polytheism lead to Punishment, Here and in the Hereafter

 The ultimate outcome of infidelity is humiliation. Those having inside knowledge of the modern ungodly societies are aware how everyone is stranded in disgrace of sorts. As for their dominance over us it is simply because of our decline in faith whereby we try and follow them. Obviously, the leader always enjoys a sway over the led. As for the Akhirah, it is inevitable, and only those can discern the impending humiliation who have the sense to understand.


Divine Protection

 The Holy Prophet-SW must adhere to the Divine Commands revealed to him-SW and continue to convey His-SWT Message to mankind. The infidels cannot harm him-SW in any way, as he-SW enjoys His-SWT Protection. And he-SW must hymn the Praises of his-SW Rabb-SWT during his-SW routine schedule, both at night and on the onset of day. This has a reference to obligatory Salat as well as the Azkar. The fact is that perpetual Zikr cannot be complete without Zikr-e-Qalbi and it is a proven fact that once a person is blessed with it, he is protected by Him-SWT .