Chapter 98: Surah Al-Bayyinah (The Clear Evidence)



لَمْ يَكُنِ الَّذِيْنَ كَفَرُوْا Those who disbelieve from among

مِنْ اَهْلِ الْكِتٰبِ the People of the Book

وَ الْمُشْرِكِيْنَ and the idolaters

مُنْفَكِّيْنَ could not have been freed

حَتّٰى تَاْتِيَهُمُ till came to them

الْبَيِّنَةُۙ clear evidence

۝ Verse 1

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Those who disbelieve from among the People of the Book and the idolaters could not have been freed till clear evidence came to them.



رَسُوْلٌ مِّنَ اللّٰهِ A Messenger from Allah,

يَتْلُوْا صُحُفًا مُّطَهَّرَةًۙ reciting pure pages,

۝ Verse 2

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

A Messenger from Allah, reciting pure pages,



فِيْهَا كُتُبٌ Wherein are (all)

قَيِّمَةٌؕ right books.

۝ Verse 3

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Wherein are (all) right books.



وَ مَا تَفَرَّقَ الَّذِيْنَ Nor become divided those

اُوْتُوا الْكِتٰبَ to whom the Book was given

اِلَّا مِنْۢ بَعْدِ till

مَا جَآءَتْهُمُ came to them

الْبَيِّنَةُؕ a clear evidence

۝ Verse 4

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Nor did those to whom the Book was given become divided till clear evidence came to them.



وَ مَاۤ اُمِرُوْۤا And they are enjoined

اِلَّا naught but

لِيَعْبُدُوا اللّٰهَ to serve Allah,

مُخْلِصِيْنَ لَهُ being sincere to Him

الدِّيْنَ١ۙ۬  in obedience,

حُنَفَآءَ upright,

وَ يُقِيْمُوا الصَّلٰوةَ and to keep up prayer

وَ يُؤْتُوا الزَّكٰوةَ and pay the poor-rate,

وَ ذٰلِكَ and that is

دِيْنُ الْقَيِّمَةِؕ the right religion.

۝ Verse 5

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

And they are enjoined naught but to serve Allah, being sincere to Him in obedience, upright, and to keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, and that is the right religion.



اِنَّ الَّذِيْنَ كَفَرُوْا Those who disbelieve

مِنْ اَهْلِ الْكِتٰبِ from among the People of the Book

وَ الْمُشْرِكِيْنَ and the idolaters

فِيْ نَارِ جَهَنَّمَ will be in the Fire of hell,

خٰلِدِيْنَ فِيْهَا١ؕ  abiding therein.

اُولٰٓىِٕكَ هُمْ They are the

شَرُّ الْبَرِيَّةِؕ worst of creatures.

۝ Verse 6

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Those who disbelieve from among the People of the Book and the idolaters will be in the Fire of hell, abiding therein. They are the worst of creatures.



اِنَّ الَّذِيْنَ اٰمَنُوْا Those who believe

وَ عَمِلُوا الصّٰلِحٰتِ١ۙ  and do good,

اُولٰٓىِٕكَ هُمْ they are

خَيْرُ الْبَرِيَّةِؕ the best of creatures.

۝ Verse 7

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Those who believe and do good, they are the best of creatures.



جَزَآؤُهُمْ Their reward

عِنْدَ رَبِّهِمْ is with their Lord:

جَنّٰتُ عَدْنٍ Gardens of perpetuity

تَجْرِيْ مِنْ تَحْتِهَا الْاَنْهٰرُ wherein flow rivers,

خٰلِدِيْنَ فِيْهَاۤ اَبَدًا١ؕ  abiding therein forever.

رَضِيَ اللّٰهُ Allah is well pleased

عَنْهُمْ with them

وَ رَضُوْا and they are well pleased

عَنْهُ١ؕ  with Him.

ذٰلِكَ لِمَنْ That is for him

خَشِيَ رَبَّهٗ who fears his Lord.

۝ Verse 8

English Translation by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Their reward is with their Lord: Gardens of perpetuity wherein flow rivers, abiding therein forever. Allah is well pleased with them and they are well pleased with Him. That is for him who fears his Lord.