Asalam o Alyum, welcome to 141st part of our Discover the Holy Quran project. In this part we will read verses 33 to 61 of Surah Az-Zukhruf. Let’s begin:
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
33- And were it not that (all) men might become of one (evil) way of life, We would provide, for everyone that blasphemes against ((Allah)) Most Gracious, silver roofs for their houses and (silver) stair-ways on which to go up,
34- And (silver) doors to their houses, and thrones (of silver) on which they could recline,
35- And also adornments of gold. But all this were nothing but conveniences of the present life: The Hereafter, in the sight of thy Lord is for the Righteous.
36- If anyone withdraws himself from remembrance of ((Allah)) Most Gracious, We appoint for him an evil one, to be an intimate companion to him.
37- Such (evel ones) really hinder them from the Path, but they think that they are being guided aright!
38- At length, when (such a one) comes to Us, he says (to his evil companion): “Would that between me and thee were the distance of East and West!” Ah! evil is the companion (indeed)!
39- When ye have done wrong, it will avail you nothing, that Day, that ye shall be partners in Punishment!
40- Canst thou then make the deaf to hear, or give direction to the blind or to such as (wander) in manifest error?
41- Even if We take thee away, We shall be sure to exact retribution from them,
42- Or We shall show thee that (accomplished) which We have promised them: for verily We shall prevail over them.
43- So hold thou fast to the Revelation sent down to thee; verily thou art on a Straight Way.
44- The (Quran) is indeed the message, for thee and for thy people; and soon shall ye (all) be brought to account.
45- And question thou our apostles whom We sent before thee; did We appoint any deities other than ((Allah)) Most Gracious, to be worshiped?
46- We did sent Moses aforetime, with Our Signs, to Pharaoh and his Chiefs: He said, “I am an apostle of the Lord of the Worlds.”
47- But when he came to them with Our Signs, behold they ridiculed them.
48- We showed them Sign after Sign, each greater than its fellow, and We seized them with Punishment, in order that they might turn (to Us).
49- And they said: “O thou sorcerer! Invoke thy Lord for us according to His covenant with thee; for we shall truly accept guidance.”
50- But when We removed the Penalty from them, behold, they broke the word.
51- And Pharaoh proclaimed among his people, saying: “O my people! Does not the dominion of Egypt belong to me, (witness) these streams flowing underneath my (palace)? What! see ye not then?
52- “Am I not better than this (Moses), who is a contemptible wretch and can scarcely express himself clearly?
53- “Then why are not gold bracelets bestowed on him, or (why) come (not) with him angels accompanying him in procession?”
54- Thus did he make fools of his people, and they obeyed him: truly were they a people rebellious (against Allah)..
55- When at length the provoked Us, We exacted retribution from them, and We drowned them all.
56- And We made them (a people) of the Past and an Example to later ages.
57- When (Jesus) the son of Mary is held up as an example, behold, thy people raise a clamour thereat (in ridicule)!
58- And they say, “Are our gods best, or he?” This they set forth to thee, only by way of disputation: yea, they are a contentious people.
59- He was no more than a servant: We granted Our favor to him, and We made him an example to the Children of Israel.
60- And if it were Our Will, We could make angels from amongst you, succeeding each other on the earth.
61- And (Jesus) shall be a sign (for the coming of) the Hour (of Judgment): therefore have no doubt about the (Hour), but follow ye Me: this is a Straight Way.
May Allah Help us act upon the guidance we receive from the Holy Quran. (Ameen)
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