Asalam o Alykum, welcome to 109th part of our Discover the Holy Quran project. In this part we will read verses 33 to 60 of Surah Ar-Rum. Let’s begin:
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
33- When trouble touches men, they cry to their Lord, turning back to Him in repentance: but when He gives them a taste of Mercy as from Himself, behold, some of them pay part-worship to other gods besides their Lord,-
34- (As if) to show their ingratitude for the (favors) We have bestowed on them! Then enjoy (your brief day); but soon will ye know (your folly).
35- Or have We sent down authority to them, which points out to them the things to which they pay part-worship?
36- When We give men a taste of Mercy, they exult thereat: and when some evil afflicts them because of what their (own) hands have sent forth, behold, they are in despair!
37- See they not that Allah enlarges the provision and restricts it, to whomsoever He pleases? Verily in that are Signs for those who believe.
38- So give what is due to kindred, the needy, and the wayfarer. That is best for those who seek the Countenance, of Allah, and it is they who will prosper.
39- That which ye lay out for increase through the property of (other) people, will have no increase with Allah. but that which ye lay out for charity, seeking the Countenance of Allah, (will increase): it is these who will get a recompense multiplied.
40- It is Allah Who has created you: further, He has provided for your sustenance; then He will cause you to die; and again He will give you life. Are there any of your (false) “Partners” who can do any single one of these things? Glory to Him! and high is He above the partners they attribute (to him)!
41- Mischief has appeared on land and sea because of (the meed) that the hands of men have earned, that ((Allah)) may give them a taste of some of their deeds: in order that they may turn back (from Evil).
42- Say: “Travel through the earth and see what was the end of those before (you): Most of them worshiped others besides Allah.”
43- But set thou thy face to the right Religion before there come from Allah the Day which there is no chance of averting: on that Day shall men be divided (in two).
44- Those who reject Faith will suffer from that rejection: and those who work righteousness will spread their couch (of repose) for themselves (in heaven):
45- That He may reward those who believe and work righteous deeds, out of his Bounty. For He loves not those who reject Faith.
46- Among His Signs is this, He sends the Winds, as heralds of Glad Tidings, givng you a taste of His (Grace and) Mercy,- that the ships may sail (majestically) by His Command and that ye may seek of His Bounty: in order that ye may be grateful.
47- We indeed send, before thee, apostles to their (respective) peoples , and they come to them with Clear Signs: then, to those who transgressed, We meted out Retribution: and it was due from Us to aid those who believed.
48- It is Allah Who sends the Winds, and they raise the Clouds: then does He spread them in the sky as He wills, and break them into fragments, until thou seest rain-drops issue from the midst thereof: then when He had made them reach such of his servants as He wills behold, they do rejoice!-
49- Even though, before they received (the rain) – just before this – they were dumb with despair!
50- Then contemplate (O man!) the memorials of Allah.s Mercy!- how He gives life to the earth after its death: verily the same will give life to the men who are dead for He has power over all things.
51- And if We (but) send a Wind from which they see (their tilth) turn yellow,- behold, they become, thereafter, Ungrateful (Unbelievers)!
52- So verily thou canst not make the dead to hear, nor canst thou make the deaf to hear the call, when they show their backs and turn away.
53- Nor canst thou lead back the blind from their straying: only those wilt thou make to hear, who believe in Our signs and submit (their wills in Islam).
54- It is Allah Who created you in a state of (helpless) weakness, then gave (you) strength after weakness, then, after strength gave (you weakness) and a hoary head: He creates as He wills, and it is He Who has all knowledge and power.
55- On the Day that the Hour (of Reckoning) will be established, the transgressors will swear that they tarried not but an hour: thus were they used to being deluded!
56- But those endued with knowledge and faith will say: “Indeed ye did tarry, within Allah.s Decree, to the Day of Resurrection, and this is the Day of Ressurection: but ye-ye were not aware!”
57- So on that Day no excuse of theirs will avail the transgressors, nor will they be invited (then) to seek grace (by repentance).
58- Verily We have propounded for men, in this Quran every kind of Parable: But if thou bring to them any Sign, the Unbelievers are sure to say, “Ye do nothing but talk vanities.”
59- Thus does Allah seal up the hearts of those who understand not.
60- So patiently persevere: for verily the promise of Allah is true: nor let those shake thy firmness, who have (themselves) no certainty of faith.
May Allah Help us act upon the guidance we receive from the Holy Quran. (Ameen)
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