Quran Chapter 36 – Quran Translation of Surah Ya Seen (Ya Seen)
Here is Surah Yaseen in Arabic and English along with a short note about its blessings.
- Ya-Seen. (These letters are one of the miracles of the Quran, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings.)
- By the Quran, full of wisdom (i.e. full of laws, evidences, and proofs),
- Truly, you (O Muhammad SAW) are one of the Messengers,
- On a Straight Path (i.e. on Allahs religion of Islamic Monotheism).
- (This is) a Revelation sent down by the AllMighty, the Most Merciful,
QURAN REVELATION EXPLAINED
The Quran, the holy book of Islam, is believed to be the word of Allah as revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through the Angel Gabriel. This divine revelation is considered to be the most significant event in Islamic history, and its impact has reverberated throughout the world for over 14 centuries.
The revelation of the Quran began in the year 610 CE when Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was meditating in a cave on Mount Hira, outside the city of Mecca. It was during this time that the Angel Gabriel appeared to him and revealed the first verses of the Quran, which were to be the foundation of the Islamic faith.
Over the course of 23 years, the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in portions, often in response to specific events or situations. The revelations were recorded in writing by the Prophet’s companions and compiled into the book we know today as the Quran.
The revelation of the Quran was a transformative event in the history of Islam. It provided Muslims with a comprehensive guide to life, encompassing everything from personal morality and ethics to social and political structures. The Quran also served as a source of inspiration and motivation for Muslims, encouraging them to strive for righteousness and seek Allah’s favor.
The Quran’s revelation also had a significant impact on Arabic language and literature. Prior to the Quran’s revelation, Arabic was primarily an oral language, and the Arabs were known for their poetry and oral traditions. The Quran’s beauty and eloquence revolutionized Arabic literature and elevated it to a level of sophistication and refinement that had not been seen before.
Today, the Quran is considered to be the most important text in the Islamic faith and is revered by Muslims around the world. Its teachings continue to guide and inspire Muslims, providing them with a framework for living a meaningful and fulfilling life. The revelation of the Quran remains a remarkable event in human history, a testament to the power of divine inspiration and the enduring impact of spiritual texts.
- In order that you may warn a people whose forefathers were not warned, so they are heedless.
- Indeed the Word (of punishment) has proved true against most of them, so they will not believe.
- Verily! We have put on their necks iron collars reaching to chins, so that their heads are forced up.
- And We have put a barrier before them, and a barrier behind them, and We have covered them up, so that they cannot see.
- It is the same to them whether you warn them or you warn them not, they will not believe.
- You can only warn him who follows the Reminder (the Quran), and fears the Most Beneficent (Allah) unseen. Bear you to such one the glad tidings of forgiveness, and a generous reward (i.e. Paradise).
Fearing Allah in Secret
Fearing Allah, or Taqwa in Arabic, is an essential aspect of Islamic belief and practice. It involves being mindful of Allah’s presence and aware of one’s actions and intentions at all times. While it is important to manifest this fear in one’s public behavior and interactions, the true test of Taqwa lies in how one conducts oneself in private, away from the eyes of others.
Fearing Allah in secret means being conscious of Allah’s presence even when no one else is watching. It involves holding oneself accountable for one’s actions and intentions, recognizing that Allah is always aware of what we do, say, and even think. This level of awareness can be challenging, as it requires a level of self-discipline and introspection that may be difficult to maintain consistently.
However, the benefits of fearing Allah in secret are numerous. Firstly, it can serve as a powerful motivator for personal growth and improvement. When one is aware of Allah’s constant presence, one is more likely to strive to be the best version of oneself, both in terms of personal behavior and in fulfilling one’s obligations to Allah and others.
Furthermore, fearing Allah in secret can help one to avoid hypocrisy and insincerity. It is easy to put on a façade of righteousness in public, but the true test of one’s character lies in how one behaves when no one else is watching. Being mindful of Allah’s presence in secret can help to prevent one from falling into the trap of hypocrisy, and can foster a greater sense of sincerity and authenticity in one’s faith.
Fearing Allah in secret can also help to cultivate a stronger sense of humility and gratitude. When one recognizes the magnitude of Allah’s power and mercy, one is more likely to be humble and grateful for the blessings in one’s life. This can help to foster a greater sense of contentment and inner peace, even in the face of adversity.
In conclusion, fearing Allah in secret is a crucial aspect of Islamic belief and practice. It requires a high level of self-discipline, introspection, and mindfulness, but the benefits are numerous. By being mindful of Allah’s presence in private, one can foster personal growth, avoid hypocrisy, and cultivate a greater sense of humility and gratitude. Ultimately, the goal of fearing Allah in secret is to develop a deeper and more sincere relationship with Allah, which can lead to a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
12. Verily, We give life to the dead, and We record that which they send before (them), and their traces (their footsteps and walking on the earth with their legs to the mosques for the five compulsory congregational prayers, Jihad (holy fighting in Allahs Cause) and all other good and evil they did, and that which they leave behind), and all things We have recorded with numbers (as a record) in a Clear Book.
13. And present to them an example: the people of the city, when the messengers came to it –
14. When We sent to them two Messengers, they belied them both, so We reinforced them with a third, and they said: “Verily! We have been sent to you as Messengers.”
15. They (people of the town) said: “You are only human beings like ourselves, and the Most Beneficent (Allah) has revealed nothing, you are only telling lies.”
16. The Messengers said: “Our Lord knows that we have been sent as Messengers to you,
17. “And our duty is only to convey plainly (the Message).”
18. They (people) said: “For us, we see an evil omen from you, if you cease not, we will surely stone you, and a painful torment will touch you from us.”
19. They (Messengers) said: “Your evil omens be with you! (Do you call it “evil omen”) because you are admonished? Nay, but you are a people Musrifoon (transgressing all bounds by committing all kinds of great sins, and by disobeying Allah).
20. And there came running from the farthest part of the town, a man, saying: “O my people! Obey the Messengers;
21. “Obey those who ask no wages of you (for themselves), and who are rightly guided.
22. “And why should I not worship Him (Allah Alone) Who has created me and to Whom you shall be returned.
23. “Shall I take besides Him aliha (gods), if the Most Beneficent (Allah) intends me any harm, their intercession will be of no use for me whatsoever, nor can they save me?
24. Then verily, I should be in plain error.
The Great Sin of Taking other gods other than ALLAH
In Islamic belief, the sin of associating partners with Allah, or Shirk in Arabic, is considered to be the greatest sin. This sin involves ascribing partners to Allah or worshiping anything other than Allah, and is considered to be a grave offense against the fundamental principles of Islamic monotheism.
The Quran describes the sin of Shirk as a violation of Allah’s exclusive right to worship. In one verse, Allah says, “Verily, Allah does not forgive that partners should be set up with Him; but He forgives anything else, to whomsoever He pleases; and whoever sets up partners with Allah has indeed gone far astray.” (Quran 4:116)
This verse emphasizes the seriousness of Shirk and underscores the importance of avoiding it at all costs. According to Islamic belief, the sin of Shirk is unforgivable, unless the individual repents and seeks forgiveness from Allah before they die.
The sin of Shirk can take many forms, including worshiping idols, seeking the help of other deities, or attributing divine powers to human beings. It is important for Muslims to be mindful of these forms of Shirk and to strive to avoid them in their daily lives.
Furthermore, the sin of Shirk is not limited to acts of worship. It can also manifest in other areas of life, such as in the pursuit of wealth or power, or in the pursuit of personal desires at the expense of Islamic principles.
Avoiding the sin of Shirk is essential to maintaining the principles of Islamic monotheism. It underscores the importance of worshiping Allah alone, and of recognizing Allah’s sovereignty over all of creation. Furthermore, avoiding Shirk can help individuals to cultivate a greater sense of humility and submission to Allah, and to recognize the limits of their own power and control over the world.
In conclusion, the sin of associating partners with Allah is considered to be the greatest sin in Islamic belief. This sin involves ascribing partners to Allah or worshiping anything other than Allah, and is a grave offense against the principles of Islamic monotheism. Avoiding Shirk is essential to maintaining a strong relationship with Allah and to living a fulfilling and meaningful life in accordance with Islamic principles. By striving to worship Allah alone and avoiding the temptation of Shirk, Muslims can deepen their faith and cultivate a greater sense of humility and submission to Allah’s will.
25. Verily! I have believed in your Lord, so listen to me!”
26. It was said (to him when the disbelievers killed him): “Enter Paradise.” He said: “Would that my people knew!
27. “That my Lord (Allah) has forgiven me, and made me of the honoured ones!”
28. And We sent not against his people after him a host from heaven, nor do We send (such a thing).
29. It was but one Saihah (shout, etc.) and lo! They (all) were silent (dead-destroyed).
30. Alas for mankind! There never came a Messenger to them but they used to mock at him.
31. Do they not see how many of the generations We have destroyed before them? Verily, they will not return to them.
32. And surely, all, everyone of them will be brought before Us.
33. And a sign for them is the dead land. We gave it life, and We brought forth from it grains, so that they eat thereof.
34. And We have made therein gardens of date-palms and grapes, and We have caused springs of water to gush forth therein.
35. So that they may eat of the fruit thereof, and their hands made it not. Will they not, then, give thanks?
36. Glory be to Him, Who has created all the pairs of that which the earth produces, as well as of their own (human) kind (male and female), and of that which they know not.
Signs of Allah to be Thankful For
One of the most prominent signs that Allah has provided to humanity is the natural world itself. The beauty and complexity of the Earth, the stars, the planets, and the universe at large are all testaments to the existence of a Creator. These signs encourage people to reflect on the world around them and recognize the majesty of Allah’s creation.
On Earth, there are numerous signs of Allah’s existence, such as the intricate systems that allow life to thrive, including the water cycle, the balance of gases in the atmosphere, and the cycles of the seasons. The diversity of plant and animal life, each with its unique characteristics and purposes, is another sign of Allah’s wisdom and creativity.
The stars and planets, too, serve as signs of Allah’s existence and power. The vast expanse of the universe, with its countless galaxies and stars, defies human comprehension and demonstrates the enormity of Allah’s creation. The movements of the stars and planets, and their precise orbits and interactions, reflect the order and precision of Allah’s design.
The Quran frequently draws attention to these signs, describing the heavens and the Earth as signs of Allah’s existence and power. In one verse, Allah says, “Verily, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the alternation of night and day, there are indeed signs for those of understanding.” (Quran 3:190)
Muslims are encouraged to reflect on these signs and use them as a means of deepening their faith and connection with Allah. By contemplating the beauty and complexity of the natural world, one can develop a greater sense of awe and appreciation for Allah’s creation. Furthermore, this contemplation can inspire a deeper sense of humility and gratitude, as one recognizes the vastness and power of Allah’s existence.
In conclusion, the signs of Allah’s existence are abundant in the natural world, including the Earth, the stars, the planets, and the universe at large. These signs serve as powerful reminders of Allah’s wisdom, creativity, and power, and encourage Muslims to reflect on the majesty of Allah’s creation. By contemplating these signs, Muslims can deepen their faith and cultivate a greater sense of humility and gratitude, ultimately leading to a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
37. And a sign for them is the night, We withdraw therefrom the day, and behold, they are in darkness.
38. And the sun runs on its fixed course for a term (appointed). That is the Decree of the All-Mighty, the All-Knowing.
39. And the moon, We have measured for it mansions (to traverse) till it returns like the old dried curved date stalk.
40. It is not for the sun to overtake the moon, nor does the night outstrip the day. They all float, each in an orbit.
41. And an Ayah (sign) for them is that We bore their offspring in the laden ship (of Nooh (Noah)).
42. And We have created for them of the like thereunto, so on them they ride.
43. And if We will, We shall drown them, and there will be no shout (or helper) for them (to hear their cry for help) nor will they be saved.
44. Unless it be a mercy from Us, and as an enjoyment for a while.
45. And when it is said to them: “Beware of that which is before you (worldly torments), and that which is behind you (torments in the Hereafter), in order that you may receive Mercy (i.e. if you believe in Allahs Religion Islamic Monotheism, and avoid polytheism, and obey Allah with righteous deeds).
46. And never came an Ayah from among the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of their Lord to them, but they did turn away from it.
47. And when it is said to them: “Spend of that with which Allah has provided you,” those who disbelieve say to those who believe: “Shall we feed those whom, if Allah willed, He (Himself) would have fed? You are only in a plain error.”
48. And they say: “When will this promise (i.e. Resurrection) be fulfilled, if you are truthful?”
49. They await only but a single Saihah (shout, etc.), which will seize them while they are disputing!
50. Then they will not be able to make bequest, nor they will return to their family.
51. And the Trumpet will be blown (i.e. the second blowing) and behold! From the graves they will come out quickly to their Lord.
52. They will say: “Woe to us! Who has raised us up from our place of sleep.” (It will be said to them): “This is what the Most Beneficent (Allah) had promised, and the Messengers spoke truth!”
53. It will be but a single Saihah (shout, etc.), so behold! They will all be brought up before Us!
54. This Day (Day of Resurrection), none will be wronged in anything, nor will you be requited anything except that which you used to do.
The Blowing of the Trumpet and Start of the Day of Resurrection
In Islamic eschatology, one of the most significant events is the blowing of the trumpet, which signals the end of the world and the beginning of the Day of Judgment. The blowing of the trumpet, also known as the Great Trumpet or the Trumpet Blast, is mentioned numerous times in the Quran and Hadith, and is a topic of great significance in Islamic belief.
According to Islamic tradition, the trumpet will be blown twice. The first blowing of the trumpet will signal the end of the world and the beginning of a period of chaos and destruction. The Quran describes this event in the following verse: “And the Horn will be blown, and whoever is in the heavens and whoever is on the earth will fall dead except whom All?h wills. Then it will be blown again, and at once they will be standing, looking on.” (Quran 39:68)
During this period of chaos, the natural world will be thrown into disarray, and people will be forced to confront the consequences of their actions. Those who have lived their lives in accordance with Islamic principles will be spared the worst of the punishment, while those who have ignored the signs of Allah’s existence and lived their lives in sin will suffer greatly.
The second blowing of the trumpet will signal the beginning of the Day of Judgment, a period of reckoning and judgment in which all individuals will be held accountable for their deeds. This event is described in the following verse: “And the Horn will be blown, and whoever is in the heavens and whoever is on the earth will fall dead except whom All?h wills. Then it will be blown again, and at once they will be standing, looking on.” (Quran 39:68)
During the Day of Judgment, all individuals will be resurrected and brought before Allah for judgment. Each person’s deeds will be weighed on a scale, and they will be held accountable for their actions. Those who have lived their lives in accordance with Islamic principles and done good deeds will be rewarded with eternal paradise, while those who have ignored Allah’s signs and lived their lives in sin will be punished with eternal hellfire.
In conclusion, the blowing of the trumpet is a significant event in Islamic belief, signaling the end of the world and the beginning of the Day of Judgment. This event underscores the importance of living one’s life in accordance with Islamic principles and being mindful of Allah’s signs and presence. Ultimately, the blowing of the trumpet serves as a reminder of the ultimate purpose of human existence, and the importance of striving for righteousness and devotion to Allah in this life.
55. Verily, the dwellers of the Paradise, that Day, will be busy in joyful things.
56. They and their wives will be in pleasant shade, reclining on thrones.
57. They will have therein fruits (of all kinds) and all that they ask for.
58. (It will be said to them): Salamun (peace be on you), a Word from the Lord (Allah), Most Merciful.
59. (It will be said): “And O you Al-Mujrimoon (criminals, polytheists, sinners, disbelievers in the Islamic Monotheism, wicked evil ones, etc.)! Get you apart this Day (from the believers).
60. Did I not ordain for you, O Children of Adam, that you should not worship Shaitan (Satan). Verily, he is a plain enemy to you.
61. And that you should worship Me (Alone Islamic Monotheism, and set up not rivals, associate-gods with Me). That is a Straight Path.
62. And indeed he (Satan) did lead astray a great multitude of you. Did you not, then, understand?
63. This is Hell which you were promised!
64. Burn therein this Day, for that you used to disbelieve.
65. This Day, We shall seal up their mouths, and their hands will speak to Us, and their legs will bear witness to what they used to earn. (It is said that ones left thigh will be the first to bear the witness). (Tafsir At-Tabaree, Vol. 22, Page 24)
66. And if it had been Our Will, We would surely have wiped out (blinded) their eyes, so that they would struggle for the Path, how then would they see?
67. And if it had been Our Will, We could have transformed them (into animals or lifeless objects) in their places. Then they should have been unable to go forward (move about) nor they could have turned back. (As it happened with the Jews see Verse 7:166 The Quran).
68. And he whom We grant long life, We reverse him in creation (weakness after strength). Will they not then understand?
69. And We have not taught him (Muhammad SAW) poetry, nor is it meet for him. This is only a Reminder and a plain Quran.
70. That he or it (Muhammad SAW or the Quran) may give warning to him who is living (a healthy minded the believer), and that Word (charge) may be justified against the disbelievers (dead, as they reject the warnings).
71. Do they not see that We have created for them of what Our Hands have created, the cattle, so that they are their owners.
72. And We have subdued them unto them so that some of them they have for riding and some they eat.
73. And they have (other) benefits from them (besides), and they get (milk) to drink, will they not then be grateful?
74. And they have taken besides Allah aliha (gods), hoping that they might be helped (by those so called gods).
75. They cannot help them, but they will be brought forward as a troop against those who worshipped them (at the time of Reckoning).
76. So let not their speech, then, grieve you (O Muhammad SAW). Verily, We know what they conceal and what they reveal.
77. Does not man see that We have created him from Nutfah (mixed male and female discharge semen drops). Yet behold! He (stands forth) as an open opponent.
78. And he puts forth for Us a parable, and forgets his own creation. He says: “Who will give life to these bones when they have rotted away and became dust?”
79. Say: (O Muhammad SAW) “He will give life to them Who created them for the first time! And He is the All-Knower of every creation!”
Life After Death
In Islamic belief, one of the most significant demonstrations of Allah’s power is the ability to resurrect the dead. This power, known as the power of life and death, is a fundamental aspect of Islamic eschatology and underscores the power and majesty of Allah.
The ability to resurrect the dead is mentioned numerous times in the Quran, which describes Allah’s power to bring people back to life on the Day of Judgment. In one verse, Allah says, ” And it is He who begins creation; then He repeats it, and that is [even] easier for Him. To Him belongs the highest description [i.e., attribute] in the heavens and earth. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.” (Quran 30:27)
According to Islamic tradition, on the Day of Judgment, all individuals will be resurrected and brought before Allah for judgment. Each person’s deeds will be weighed on a scale, and they will be held accountable for their actions. Those who have lived their lives in accordance with Islamic principles and done good deeds will be rewarded with eternal paradise, while those who have ignored Allah’s signs and lived their lives in sin will be punished with eternal hellfire.
The ability to resurrect the dead is a demonstration of Allah’s power and mercy. It reminds Muslims of Allah’s sovereignty over all of creation and underscores the importance of living one’s life in accordance with Islamic principles. Furthermore, the power to resurrect the dead provides comfort to those who have lost loved ones, reminding them that Allah has the power to bring them back to life.
In Islamic belief, the power to resurrect the dead is not limited to the Day of Judgment. Allah has the power to bring individuals back to life as a sign of His mercy and power. The Quran describes several instances in which Allah brought individuals back to life, including the story of Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him), who is believed to have raised the dead by Allah’s permission.
In conclusion, the ability to resurrect the dead is a demonstration of Allah’s power and mercy. It underscores the importance of living one’s life in accordance with Islamic principles and serves as a reminder of the ultimate purpose of human existence. Ultimately, the power to resurrect the dead provides comfort and hope to Muslims, reminding them that Allah has the power to bring people back to life and that ultimately, all will be held accountable for their actions.
80. He, Who produces for you fire out of the green tree, when behold! You kindle therewith.
81. Is not He, Who created the heavens and the earth Able to create the like of them? Yes, indeed! He is the All-Knowing Supreme Creator.
82. Verily, His Command, when He intends a thing, is only that He says to it, “Be!” and it is!
83. So Glorified is He and Exalted above all that they associate with Him, and in Whose Hands is the dominion of all things, and to Him you shall be returned.