سورة القمر   

Surah Name: Al-Qamar Meaning: The Moon

  • Revealed at Makkah
  • Total Number of Rukū / Sections 3
  • Total Number of Āyāt / Parts 55
  • Sūrah / Chapter number 54
  • Rukū / Section 3 contains Āyāt / Parts 15
  • Siparah/ Volume 27


وَلَقَدْ جَاء آلَ فِرْعَوْنَ النُّذُرُ

Walaqad jaa ala firAAawna a(l)nnuthur(u)

And assuredly there came the warning unto the household of the Pharaoh.


كَذَّبُوا بِآيَاتِنَا كُلِّهَا فَأَخَذْنَاهُمْ أَخْذَ عَزِيزٍ مُّقْتَدِرٍ

Kaththaboo biayatina kulliha faakhathnahum akhtha AAazeezin muqtadir(in)

They belied Our-SWT Signs, every one thereof. Then We-SWT seized them with the grip of the Mighty, the Powerful.


أَكُفَّارُكُمْ خَيْرٌ مِّنْ أُوْلَئِكُمْ أَمْ لَكُم بَرَاءةٌ فِي الزُّبُرِ

Akuffarukum khayrun min olaikum am lakum baraatun fee a(l)zzubur(i)

Are you infidels better than those? Or, is there an immunity for you in the Writs?


أَمْ يَقُولُونَ نَحْنُ جَمِيعٌ مُّنتَصِرٌ

Am yaqooloona nahnu jameeAAun muntasir(un)

Or is it that they say: We are a people prevailing?


سَيُهْزَمُ الْجَمْعُ وَيُوَلُّونَ الدُّبُرَ

Sayuhzamu aljamAAu wayuwalloona a(l)ddubur(a)

Soon will this multitude be vanquished, and they will turn their backs.


بَلِ السَّاعَةُ مَوْعِدُهُمْ وَالسَّاعَةُ أَدْهَى وَأَمَرُّ

Bali a(l)ssaAAatu mawAAiduhum wa(al)ssaAAatu adha waamar(ru)

Aye: The Hour is their appointed term and the Hour will be far more grievous and far more bitter.


إِنَّ الْمُجْرِمِينَ فِي ضَلَالٍ وَسُعُرٍ

Inna almujrimeena fee dalalin wasuAAur(in)

Verily the culprits are in great error and madness.


يَوْمَ يُسْحَبُونَ فِي النَّارِ عَلَى وُجُوهِهِمْ ذُوقُوا مَسَّ سَقَرَ

Yawma yushaboona fee a(l)nnari AAala wujoohihim thooqoo massa saqar(a)

On the Day when they shall be dragged on their faces into the Fire, it will be said to them: Taste the touch of the Scorching.


إِنَّا كُلَّ شَيْءٍ خَلَقْنَاهُ بِقَدَرٍ

Inna kulla shayin khalaqnahu biqadar(in)

Verily We-SWT have created everything by a measure.


وَمَا أَمْرُنَا إِلَّا وَاحِدَةٌ كَلَمْحٍ بِالْبَصَرِ

Wama amruna illa wahidatun kalamhin bi(a)lbasar(i)

And Our-SWT Commandment is but one as the twinkling of an eye.


وَلَقَدْ أَهْلَكْنَا أَشْيَاعَكُمْ فَهَلْ مِن مُّدَّكِرٍ

Walaqad ahlakna ashyaAAakum fahal min muddakir(in)

And assuredly We-SWT have destroyed your likes; is there, then, any one who would be admonished?


وَكُلُّ شَيْءٍ فَعَلُوهُ فِي الزُّبُرِ

Wakullu shayin faAAaloohu fee a(l)zzubur(i)

And everything they have done is in the Writs.


وَكُلُّ صَغِيرٍ وَكَبِيرٍ مُسْتَطَرٌ

Wakullu sagheerin wakabeerin mustatar(un)

And everything, small or big, has been written down.


إِنَّ الْمُتَّقِينَ فِي جَنَّاتٍ وَنَهَرٍ

Inna almuttaqeena fee jannatin wanahar(in)

Verily the pious will be amid Gardens and rivers.


فِي مَقْعَدِ صِدْقٍ عِندَ مَلِيكٍ مُّقْتَدِرٍ

Fee maqAAadi sidqin AAinda maleekin muqtadir(in)

In a good seat, near a Sovereign Omnipotent.


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

Now take a look at the Pharaoh's folk. They were a very powerful and affluent nation. When Allah-SWT ’s Prophet-AS came to forewarn them of the sequel of evil they rejected all his evidences and miracles and were seized by His-SWT punishment and annihilated. Are the contemporary infidels better than them or is it that their salvation is ordained in any Divine Book? Or do they think that they are powerful enough to encounter Allah-SWT .


Prediction of Infidels' Defeat

Let alone encountering Allah-SWT ’s punishment, they will soon be defeated and forced to retreat in humiliation. This Quranic prophecy came true at Badr, Uhad and the Battle of Ahzab. Every time it were the Makkans who fled the battlefield while the eternal doom awaits them in the Akhirah. The promised Day of Qayamah is a moment of great turmoil, anguish and bitterness. Those who disobey the Holy Prophet-SW and are on the path of sin appear to be bargaining an impending doom against momentary pleasures. They will be dragged into the Fire flat on their faces and told to taste the flames of Hell.


Remember that Allah-SWT has created everything in precision and the consequences already ordained will certainly come about, as is observed in every mundane affair. So their denial and sinfulness shall certainly produce results. And Allah-SWT ’s decision is enforced in the blinking of an eye, as may be seen from the fate of misguided factions destroyed before.


Again the word Shi'a is used here for a misguided group. Such groups despite being neck-deep in falsehood claim to be on the right path. Such factions were destroyed before in sequel to their wickedness. All human actions, no matter how insignificant, are being recorded in the Registers of Conduct, besides being in Allah-SWT's personal Knowledge. So every action and every word will have to be justified. The evil and infidelity will surely entail punishment. And those who fear Allaah-SWT and sincerely obey Him-SWT will dwell in Jannah, bedecked with ever green gardens and rivers. They will be with Allah-SWT , the real Sovereign in Whose Power lies everything.