سورة التغابن    

Surah Name: At-Taghabun Meaning: The Mutual Deceit

  • Revealed at Madinah
  • Total Number of Rukū / Sections 2
  • Total Number of Āyāt / Parts 18
  • Sūrah / Chapter number 64
  • Rukū / Section 2 contains Āyāt / Parts 8
  • Siparah/ Volume 28


مَا أَصَابَ مِن مُّصِيبَةٍ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ وَمَن يُؤْمِن بِاللَّهِ يَهْدِ قَلْبَهُ وَاللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ

Ma asaba min museebatin illa biithni Allahi waman yumin bi(A)llahi yahdi qalbahu wa(A)llahu bikulli shayin AAaleem(un)

No calamity befalls man save by Allaah-SWT ’s leave and whoso believes in Allah-SWT He-SWT guides his heart. And Allaah-SWT is the Knower of everything.


وَأَطِيعُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُوا الرَّسُولَ فَإِن تَوَلَّيْتُمْ فَإِنَّمَا عَلَى رَسُولِنَا الْبَلَاغُ الْمُبِينُ

WaateeAAoo Allaha waateeAAoo a(l)rrasoola fain tawallaytum fainnama AAala rasoolina albalaghu almubeen(u)

Obey Allah-SWT and obey the Messenger-SW; then if you turn away, on Our-SWT Messenger-SW there is only the clear preaching.


اللَّهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ وَعَلَى اللَّهِ فَلْيَتَوَكَّلِ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ

Allahu la ilaha illa huwa waAAala Allahi falyatawakkali almuminoon(a)

Allah-SWT ! There is no god but He-SWT ! Let, in Allah-SWT , therefore, the believers put their trust.


يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِنَّ مِنْ أَزْوَاجِكُمْ وَأَوْلَادِكُمْ عَدُوًّا لَّكُمْ فَاحْذَرُوهُمْ وَإِن تَعْفُوا وَتَصْفَحُوا وَتَغْفِرُوا فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ

Ya ayyuha allatheena amanoo inna min azwajikum waawladikum AAaduwwan lakum faihtharoohum wain taAAfoo watasfahoo wataghfiroo fainna Allaha ghafoorun raheem(un)

O’ you who believe! Verily you have an enemy among your wives and your children; so beware of them. And if you pardon and pass over and forgive, then surely Allaah-SWT is Forgiving, Merciful.


إِنَّمَا أَمْوَالُكُمْ وَأَوْلَادُكُمْ فِتْنَةٌ وَاللَّهُ عِندَهُ أَجْرٌ عَظِيمٌ

Innama amwalukum waawladukum fitnatun wa(A)llahu AAindahu ajrun AAatheem(un)

Your riches and your children are but a trial, and Allah-SWT ! With Him-SWT is a mighty wage.


فَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُمْ وَاسْمَعُوا وَأَطِيعُوا وَأَنفِقُوا خَيْرًا لِّأَنفُسِكُمْ وَمَن يُوقَ شُحَّ نَفْسِهِ فَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ

Fa(i)ttaqoo Allaha ma istataAAtum wa(i)smaAAoo waateeAAoo waanfiqoo khayran lianfusikum waman yooqa shuhha nafsihi faolaika humu almuflihoon(a)

Wherefore fear Allaah-SWT as far as you are able, and listen and obey and spend, for the benefit of your souls. And whoso is guarded against the avarice of his soul, those! They are blissful.


إِن تُقْرِضُوا اللَّهَ قَرْضًا حَسَنًا يُضَاعِفْهُ لَكُمْ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ وَاللَّهُ شَكُورٌ حَلِيمٌ

In tuqridoo Allaha qardan hasanan yudaAAifhu lakum wayaghfir lakum wa(A)llahu shakoorun haleem(un)

If you lend to Allaah-SWT a goodly loan, He-SWT will multiply it to you and will forgive you, and Allaah-SWT is Appreciative, Forbearing.


عَالِمُ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ

AAalimu alghaybi wa(al)shshahadati alAAazeezu alhakeem(u)

Knower of the Unseen and the seen, the Mighty the Wise.


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

Qalb is the Cradle of all Comforts

Whatever ill strikes man, it is with Allaah-SWT ’s Permission and Command in sequel to His-SWT predetermined laws. A believer's heart is guided by Him-SWT whereby he leans on Allah-SWT ’s mercy during hardships, and remains tranquil. All comforts spring from Qalb, and a believer's Qalb is at peace. The infidels and the hypocrites, on the other hand, achieve nothing but restlessness.


Obedience to the Holy Prophet-SW 

So obey Allaah-SWT by obeying His Prophet-SW. As such it is obligatory to follow him-SW in beliefs, worships and the Code of Life. If someone conforms to the beliefs and the worships, but does not follow the Holy Prophet-SW in practical life, his beliefs and worships are stripped of sincerity and reduced to mere rituals. And if someone renounces obedience it does not bother Allaah-SWT or His-SWT Prophet-SW who is only responsible to convey Allah-SWT ’s Message. Remember that nothing deserves to be worshipped save Allaah-SWT and nothing is worth obeying against Him-SWT . Faith demands that a believer must rely solely upon Allaah-SWT and no fear should thwart His-SWT obedience.


Leniency at Home

O’ believers! Wives and children sometimes become the cause of disobeying Allah-SWT , thereby acting as if they were your enemies. No concern for their well being may cause you to adopt unfair means, or their love hold you back from Jihad. You must strictly guard against such temptations. And in the process do not be hard on them, rather have a forgiving attitude. The scholars suggest that one should be loving and lenient towards his family, for it offers greater chances of reformation as compared to strictness or physical handling. And Allaah-SWT is also Forgiving and Merciful. It is true that wealth and progeny are critical trials of faith, often leading to neglect of Allah-SWT's Commands. If you are careful, He-SWT shall compensate obedience with stupendous rewards. So obey Allaah-SWT according to your capacity and strength. Listen attentively to whatever you are ordered to do, and spend all your energies in carrying it out because it is for your own benefit. And whosoever is blessed with unwavering obedience, unhampered by greed, shall surely win.


If you spend to please Allah-SWT; it is a splendid investment and He-SWT would reward you beyond all proportions. He-SWT shall also overlook your follies by virtue of being human. He-SWT recognizes virtue and is extremely Benevolent, Who Knows all things, the veiled as well as the visible.