Chapter 85: Surah Al-Buruj (The Stars)



وَ السَّمَآءِ By the heaven

ذَاتِ الْبُرُوْجِۙ full of stars

۝ Verse 1

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

By the heaven full of stars!



وَ الْيَوْمِ الْمَوْعُوْدِۙ And the Promised day

۝ Verse 2

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

And the Promised day!



وَ شَاهِدٍ And the bearer of witness

وَّ مَشْهُوْدٍؕ and that to which witness is borne

۝ Verse 3

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

And the bearer of witness and that to which witness is borne!



قُتِلَ Destruction overtake the

اَصْحٰبُ الْاُخْدُوْدِۙ companions of the trench

۝ Verse 4

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Destruction overtake the companions of the trench! —



النَّارِ ذَاتِ الْوَقُوْدِۙ The fire fed with fuel

۝ Verse 5

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

The fire fed with fuel —



اِذْ هُمْ عَلَيْهَا When they

قُعُوْدٌۙ sit by it

۝ Verse 6

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

When they sit by it,



وَّ هُمْ عَلٰى مَا And they are over what

يَفْعَلُوْنَ  they do

بِالْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ شُهُوْدٌؕ with the believers (a witness)

۝ Verse 7

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

And they are witnesses of what they do with the believers.



وَ مَا نَقَمُوْا And they punished them

مِنْهُمْ اِلَّاۤ for naught but

اَنْ يُّؤْمِنُوْا بِاللّٰهِ that they believed in Allah

الْعَزِيْزِ the Mighty

الْحَمِيْدِۙ the Praised

۝ Verse 8

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

And they punished them for naught but that they believed in Allah, the Mighty, the Praised,



الَّذِيْ لَهٗ Whose is the

مُلْكُ السَّمٰوٰتِ kingdom of the heavens

وَ الْاَرْضِ١ؕ  and the earth

وَ اللّٰهُ عَلٰى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ And Allah is of all things

شَهِيْدٌؕ Witness

۝ Verse 9

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Whose is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth. And Allah is Witness of all things.



اِنَّ الَّذِيْنَ Those who

فَتَنُوا الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ persecute believing men

وَ الْمُؤْمِنٰتِ and believing women

ثُمَّ لَمْ يَتُوْبُوْا then repent not

فَلَهُمْ عَذَابُ theirs is the chastisement

جَهَنَّمَ وَ لَهُمْ of hell, and theirs will be

عَذَابُ the chastisement

الْحَرِيْقِؕ of burning

۝ Verse 10

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Those who persecute believing men and believing women, then repent not, theirs is the chastisement of hell, and theirs the chastisement of burning.



اِنَّ الَّذِيْنَ اٰمَنُوْا Those who believe

وَ عَمِلُوا الصّٰلِحٰتِ and do good

لَهُمْ جَنّٰتٌ ت theirs are Gardens

تَجْرِيْ مِنْ تَحْتِهَا Wherein flow

الْاَنْهٰرُ Rivers

ذٰلِكَ الْفَوْزُ الْكَبِيْرُؕ That is the great achievement

۝ Verse 11

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Those who believe and do good, theirs are Gardens wherein flow rivers. That is the great achievement.



اِنَّ بَطْشَ Surely the grip

رَبِّكَ لَشَدِيْدٌؕ Of thy Lord is severe

۝ Verse 12

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Surely the grip of thy Lord is severe.



اِنَّهٗ هُوَ Surely He it is Who

يُبْدِئُ وَ يُعِيْدُۚ Creates first and reproduces

۝ Verse 13

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Surely He it is Who creates first and reproduces;



وَ هُوَ And He is

الْغَفُوْرُ The Forgiving

الْوَدُوْدُۙ The Loving

۝ Verse 14

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

And He is the Forgiving, the Loving,



ذُو الْعَرْشِ Lord of the Throne of Power

الْمَجِيْدُۙ The Glorious

۝ Verse 15

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Lord of the Throne of Power, the Glorious,



فَعَّالٌ Doer of

لِّمَا يُرِيْدُؕ What He intends

۝ Verse 16

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Doer of what He intends.



هَلْ اَتٰىكَ Has not there come to thee

حَدِيْثُ الْجُنُوْدِۙ The story of the hosts

۝ Verse 17

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Has not there come to thee the story of the hosts,



فِرْعَوْنَ Of Pharaoh

وَ and

ثَمُوْدَؕ and Thamud

۝ Verse 18

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Of Pharaoh and Thamud?



بَلِ الَّذِيْنَ Nay, those who

كَفَرُوْا disbelieve

فِيْ تَكْذِيْبٍۙ give the lie

۝ Verse 19

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Nay, those who disbelieve give the lie —



وَّ اللّٰهُ مِنْ And Allah is

وَّرَآىِٕهِمْ close to all their sides

مُّحِيْطٌۚ All Encompassing

۝ Verse 20

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

And Allah encompasses them on all sides.



بَلْ هُوَ قُرْاٰنٌ Nay, it is

مَّجِيْدٌۙ a glorious Qur’an

۝ Verse 21

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Nay, it is a glorious Qur’an,



فِيْ لَوْحٍ مَّحْفُوْظٍ In a guarded tablet

۝ Verse 22

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

In a guarded tablet.



وَ لَاۤ اَنَا عَابِدٌ Nor shall I serve

مَّا عَبَدْتُّمْ that which ye serve,

۝ Verse 4

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Nay, it is a glorious Qur’an, 22 In a guarded tablet.