سورة البينة   

Surah Name: Al-Bayyinah Meaning: The Evidence

  • Revealed at Madinah
  • Total Number of Rukū / Sections 1
  • Total Number of Āyāt / Parts 8
  • Sūrah / Chapter number 98
  • Rukū / Section 1 contains Āyāt / Parts 8
  • Siparah/ Volume 30


لَمْ يَكُنِ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِنْ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ وَالْمُشْرِكِينَ مُنفَكِّينَ حَتَّى تَأْتِيَهُمُ الْبَيِّنَةُ 

Lam yakuni allatheena kafaroo min ahli alkitabi wa(a)lmushrikeena munfakkeenahatta tatiyahumu albayyina(tu)

Those who have disbelieved from among the People of the Book and the asssociaters, could not break off, until there came unto them evidence.


رَسُولٌ مِّنَ اللَّهِ يَتْلُو صُحُفًا مُّطَهَّرَةً 

Rasoolun mina Allahi yatloo suhufan mutahhara(tan)

A Messenger from Allaah-SWT rehearsing Writs cleansed.


فِيهَا كُتُبٌ قَيِّمَةٌ 

Feeha kutubun qayyima(tun)

Wherein there are eternal discourses.


وَمَا تَفَرَّقَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ إِلَّا مِن بَعْدِ مَا جَاءتْهُمُ الْبَيِّنَةُ 

Wama tafarraqa allatheena ootoo alkitaba illa min baAAdi ma jaathumu albayyina(tu)

And those who are vouchsafed the Book differed not save after there had come unto them the evidence.


وَمَا أُمِرُوا إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُوا اللَّهَ مُخْلِصِينَ لَهُ الدِّينَ حُنَفَاء وَيُقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَيُؤْتُوا الزَّكَاةَ وَذَلِكَ دِينُ الْقَيِّمَةِ

Wama omiroo illa liyaAAbudoo Allaha mukhliseena lahu a(l)ddeena hunafaa wayuqeemoo a(l)ssalata wayutoo a(l)zzakata wathalika deenu alqayyima(ti)

And they were commanded not but that they should worship Allaah-SWT keeping religion pure for Him-SWT , as upright men, and that they should establish the Salat and pay Zakat. That is the right religion.


إِنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِنْ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ وَالْمُشْرِكِينَ فِي نَارِ جَهَنَّمَ خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا أُوْلَئِكَ هُمْ شَرُّ الْبَرِيَّةِ 

Inna allatheena kafaroo min ahli alkitabi wa(a)lmushrikeena fee nari jahannama khalideena feeha olaika hum sharru albariyya(ti)

Verily those who disbelieved from among the People of the Book and the associaters shall be cast unto Hell-fire as abiders therein. These are the worst of creatures.


إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ أُوْلَئِكَ هُمْ خَيْرُ الْبَرِيَّةِ

Inna allatheena amanoo waAAamiloo a(l)ssalihati olaika hum khayru albariyya(ti)

Verily those who believe and work righteous works-these! They are the best of creatures.


جَزَاؤُهُمْ عِندَ رَبِّهِمْ جَنَّاتُ عَدْنٍ تَجْرِي مِن تَحْتِهَا الْأَنْهَارُ خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا أَبَدًا رَّضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمْ وَرَضُوا عَنْهُ ذَلِكَ لِمَنْ خَشِيَ رَبَّهُ 

Jazaohum AAinda rabbihim jannatu AAadnin tajree min tahtiha alanharu khalideena feeha abadan radiya Allahu AAanhum waradoo AAanhu thalika liman khashiya rabbah(u)

Their recompense with their Rabb-SWT shall be Gardens Everlasting with running waters, as abiders therein for ever. Well-pleased will be Allaah-SWT with them and well-pleased will be they with Allaah-SWT.That is, for him who fears his Rabb-SWT .


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

Before the advent of Islam, the world was in the grip of ignorance. The infidels, the People of the Book and the idolaters, were utterly engrossed in it. Infidelity, polytheism, oppression and tyranny, were rampant. The state of affairs around the world was so pathetic that it had never been so before, nor could it ever be so in the future. To fight it out, a light of extraordinary power was needed as the deeper the darkness, the stronger should be the light to dispel it. It was at this juncture in the history of mankind that Allaah-SWT raised the Holy Prophet-SW as His-SWT Messenger-SW who-SW illuminated the entire universe for all times to come. He-SW presented before mankind Allah-SWT's Book, a clear and clean Code of Life, comprising precepts and practices in a document of Truth which shall continue to illuminate all epochs and all times to come.

The Islamic System

The most outstanding feature of this System is that it lays down basic principles as well as subsidiaries for the entire mankind for all times to come. The People of the Book had looked forward to believe in the Final Prophet-SW once he-SW was raised but ironically, despite clear evidences they resorted to dissension. The pagans were in total ignorance but the former had known it from their Books. And Islam did not suggest transfer of power from any person or ruler to the another by force rather it simply commanded mankind to obey Allaah-SWT with due sincerity, in a straightforward and upright manner.


The Caliphate

Islam replaced the concept of governing with Caliphate. This meant that man is not the ruler but only Allah-SWT's deputy, given the powers to enforce His-SWT will and purpose. He cannot impose his personal opinion in any matter, be it physical worships, other practices or the monetary affairs. This indeed is the best course for the welfare of mankind and those who oppose it and resort to denial, whether the People of the Book the polytheists or the infidels are destined to Hell.


Salvation only in Islam

Islam spelled out the rights and duties of entire mankind. Now anyone who crosses the laid down limits, or refutes it, will not be emancipated; rather shall abide in Hell, being the vilest amongst His-SWT creation and a source of trouble for everyone due to his conduct. On the other hand those who believed and practically adopted the Code of Life given by Islam are the best amongst the creation because their piety ushers in the Barakah for everyone. For them are beautiful abodes with finest gardens and flowing rivers, to live in. The greatest reward will be Allah-SWT's Pleasure and they too will be pleased with Him-SWT .


Allah-SWT’s Awe is an Act of Qalb

All these bounties will be awarded to those enjoying Allah-SWT's awe, which is an act of the Qalb. It is a state which endows a person the confidence as if he is beholding Allah-SWT, or atleast he feels sure that Allaah-SWT is watching him, before he undertakes any task. This state is acquired by the Qalb through Barakah of the Holy Prophet-SW available in the company of an Accomplished Shaikh.