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Publisher:Kitab Bhavan
Published In:2004
ISBN-10:8171510280
ISBN-13:9788171510283
Binding Type:Hardback
Weight:1993.00 gms
Pages:pp. xx + a-z + 1862, Index, Appendices, Notes, Abbreviations

The book "The Holy Quran Text, Translation and Commentary" is written by Abdullah Yusuf Ali. This book was published in the year 2004. The ISBN number 8171510280|9788171510283 is assigned to the Hardback version of this title. This book has total of pp. xx + a-z + 1862 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Kitab Bhavan. We have about 362 other great books from this publisher. The Holy Quran Text, Translation and Commentary is currently Available with us.

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Contents

Roots ref="/books/the-law" Title="the-law">The Law :

1. Introductory Commentary :
i. God's purpose with man
ii. The light of His Revelation
iii. The Voice of Unity
iv. Muhammad
v. His Mission
vi. His first Disciples
vii. The Task before him
viii. The Qur-an

Sura I : Fatiha :
1. Introduction
Text and Notes

Sura II : Baqara :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. The Message and the Men
Text and Notes
3. Man's Nature and Destiny
Text and Notes
4. The Children of Israel : Their privileges and backslidings
Text and Notes
5. People of the Book : Their jealous and narrow-mindedness
Text and Notes
6. Abraham and Isma'il built the Ka'ba and founded Islam
Text and Notes
7. Creation of a new people, with Qibla towards Mecca
Text and Notes
8. Laws for this new people, about food, blood-money, bequests, fasting, jihad, pilgrimage, charity, drink and gambling, orphans, marriage, Divorce and widowhood
Text and Notes
9. Fighting in Defence of Truth and Right : Story of David and Goliath
Text and Notes
10. Nature of God : The "Verse of the Throne" : No compulsion in Religion : Upright conduct : Abraham : Charity : Usury : Contracts : Witnesses
Text and Notes
11. All life as in presence of God : No burden greater than we can bear : Prayer to God
Text and Notes

Appendix I : On the Abbreviated Letters

Sura III : Al-i-'Imran :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Confirmation of previous Revelations : Acceptance of Faith
Text and Notes
3. Partial Truths, and the Completed Book of God : Friendship with one's own people
Text and Notes
4. Apostles form one Brotherhood : Birth of Mary, Yahya and Jesus
Text and Notes
5. Seek common principles, avoid dissembling and disputing : True Religion
Text and Notes
Text and Notes
6. God's help will come to those who strive, as at Badr : We must learn from our misfortunes, as at Uhud
Text and Notes
7. Dangers of indiscipline, disputes, Loss of courage, or pursuit of selfish ends : Glorious are the Martyrs without fear
Text and Notes
8. Vain are the taunts of Unbelief : God's promise is sure : Trust in Him
Text and Notes

Sura IV : Nisaa :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Unity of mankind; Sacredness of Sex and Family relationships; Women and orphans; Distribution of Property after death
Text and Notes
3. Crimes against sex to be rooted out : Marriage and women's rights : Live in faith, charity, and kindness
Text and Notes
Text and Notes
4. Cleanliness, purity, truth, obedience, and other virtues lead to glorious Spiritual Fellowship
Text and Notes
5. Rights and duties of Brotherhood : Fear nothing, maintain the right, and guard against Hypocrites and Deserters
Text and Notes
6. Sacredness of life : Migrate from places hostile to Islam : Precautions in prayer in time of danger
Text and Notes
7. Treachery and secrecy to be avoided : Firmness and Faith to be encouraged
Text and Notes
8. Justice to women and orphans and to all : Be true and considerate
Text and Notes
Text and Notes
9. Where the People of the Book went wrong : Revelation continued in the Qur-an
Text and Notes

Sura V : Maida :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Obligations and duties, human and divine, are Sacred and interconnected : Laws of food and social intercourse
Text and Notes
3. Cleanliness and purity; justice right conduct; trust in God
Text and Notes
4. How God's grace was withdrawn for falsity to trust and Rebellion against truth
Text and Notes
5. Jealousy of Cain against Abel led to murder : Crimes against individuals and communities
Text and Notes
6. Justice above men's selfish desires : Be not afraid to proclaim the truth of God : Keep away from evil, but recognise the sincere and the humble, even if not of your flock
Text and Notes
Text and Notes
7. Avoid excess, rash vows, drinking, gambling, and superstition
Text and Notes
8. Miracles of Jesus, but he claimed no divinity
Text and Notes

Appendix II : On the Taurat
Appendix III : On the Injil

Sura VI : An'am :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. God reigns in heaven and on earth; there is a Hereafter
Text and Notes
3. Life of this World is empty; what is serious is the Hereafter; God holds the keys of the Unseen
Text and Notes
4. God's loving care encompasses us; it is His protection we should seek, and not that of any one else
Text and Notes
5. Revelation in all ages; Qur-an a blessing and confirmation; Signs of God in the daily pageants of Nature
Text and Notes
6. Rebels against God are deceived and deceive each other : Let us trust in God
Text and Notes
7. Degrees in good and evil deeds : Avoid superstition and excess
Text and Notes
8. God's commands are not irrational taboos, but based on moral law
Text and Notes

Sura VII : A'raf:
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Revelation should ease difficulties of heart and mind : Arrogance and excess at the root of evil
Text and Notes
3. God has forbidden evil : All good is for man's enjoyment : Righteous to live in Peace and fulfillment of all Hope
Text and Notes
4. Noah, Hud, Salih, Lot, and Shu'aib : How their wholesome warning was rejected, to the detriment of the rejecters
Text and Notes
Text and Notes
5. Moses had to fight Alien arrogance as well as rebellion among his own people, like the final Apostle whom he prefigured
Text and Notes
6. The Apostle's Revelation superseded the older Law
Text and Notes
7. The inborn good in man is strengthened by constant reminders from God; if sin has a respite, it is only for a term; Judgment must come; so draw near to God, in humility and reverence
Text and Notes

Appendix IV : Egyptian Chronology and Israel
Appendix V : Egyptian Religion and its steps towards Islam

Sura VIII : Anfal :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. The Fight is not for Spoils or gain, but for the Cause
Text and Notes
3. Obey God's Call, and hold all else as naught : The godless will not thrive
Text and Notes
4. The Battle of Badr differentiated Truth from Unbelief : Its lessons
Text and Notes
Text and Notes
5. The true man is not cowed down by odds against him : He fights not for spoils, but for truth and faith
Text and Notes

Sura IX : Tauba or Baraat :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. If the enemy treacherously breaks faith, denounce his treaty, but give time before declaration of War : Mosques are for men of faith
Text and Notes
3. Enemies of Faith cannot put out God's Light : Wealth is for good use, not for hoarding : Strive and struggle for God in a straight fight
Text and Notes
4. Believers do their duty and make no excuses : Alms are for Poor and needy and not for hypocrites : Bliss of the righteous is in the Good Pleasure of God
Text and Notes
5. Hardest striving needed against Evil : Welcome all chance of service and sacrifice
Text and Notes
Text and Notes
6. The vanguard of Faith expect their reward in God's Good Pleasure : God's grace is free and abounding : Even the erring obtain it by repentance
Text and Notes
7. Truth in word and deed is our fullest satisfaction and reward : Our striving should include Study and teaching, for our brethren
Text and Notes

Sura X : Yunus :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. God guides the human spirit in wondrous ways, if man will have Faith and put his trust in God : Mankind is one
Text and Notes
3. All things good, beautiful, and useful are from God : Instead of ephemeral good seek the eternal Home of Peace from God through His Book
Text and Notes
4. The Truth of God must not be shut out of our souls : Revelations and Prophets are sent to teach us : We must accept them and reject falsehood
Text and Notes
5. God works throughout His world in Mercy and justice : Repent before it is too late
Text and Notes
6. Be patient and strive with constancy : God's Plan is righteous, and for the good of His creatures
Text and Notes

Sura XI : Hud :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Ungrateful man folds up his heart and forgets how all nature points to God and the Hereafter : God's Message is the Light that leads and the Mercy that forgives
Text and Notes
Text and Notes
3. Noah loved his people and taught and warned them, but they flouted his message : God's justice overtook them, but he was saved from the Flood in the Ark
Text and Notes
4. The 'Ad were warned against their sins by Hud, and the Thamud by Salih but they defied God, and were wiped out
Text and Notes
5. The angels, on their mission of justice to the people of Lut, stopped to give Good News to Abraham : The people of Lut persisted in their abominations and perished, and so did Madyan, Shu'aib's people, for their frauds
Text and Notes
6. The same lesson is taught by the arrogance of Pharaoh, who misled his people : Learn and seek Mercy
Text and Notes

Sura XII : Yusuf :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. The beautiful story of Yusuf : How envy and hate made his brothers sell him for a small price
Text and Notes
3. He was bought by a dignitary of Pharaoh's Court : The Wife of the dignitary burned with earthly passion and brought him into trouble : But he remained true and righteous
Text and Notes
4. He eventually became ruler of Egypt, and fought a famine in the service of the people : His brothers came, not knowing him
Text and Notes
Text and Notes
5. Joseph asked his brethren to bring Benjamin with them next time; by a stratagem he made the brethren confess their past guilt; he forgave them, and sent for his father
Text and Notes
6. Joseph's Father Jacob comes to Egypt, and the whole family are re-united honourably; so God's Plan Works for good
Text and Notes

Appendix VI : Allegorical Interpretation of the Story of Joseph
Sura XIII : Ra'd :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Nature proclaims the glory of God; Lightning and Thunder are Signs of his Might as well as of His Mercy
Text and Notes
3. Those with Faith are like the seeing, and those without are like the blind; God's promise never fails
Text and Notes
4. Men may mock, but God's Truth will come to its own : The world's plots have no power to defeat it
Text and Notes

Sura XIV : Ibrahim :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Revelation leads from darkness to light : Apostles must prevail : Truth is as a goodly tree, with firm roots, spreading branches, and perennial fruit
Text and Notes
3. Evil tries to mislead : The godly should be on their guard : Abraham's Prayer
Text and Notes

Sura XV : Hijr :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. God will guard His Truth, and is The Source of all things : He is Eternal
Text and Notes
Text and Notes
3. Man's lowly origin; his rank raised by the breathing of God's spirit into him; Gates of Evil are many, but the goal of Good is peace
Text and Notes
4. God's Grace and Mercy are always first, but His Justice and Wrath will seize those who defy His Law
Text and Notes
5. God's most glorious gift is the Qur-an : Denounce sin, but be gentle and kind
Text and Notes

Sura XVI : Nahl :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Signs and favours innumerable guide man to God, but arrogance misleads
Text and Notes
3. The plots of the wicked end in shame; the Penalty comes in unexpected ways; for nature proclaims God
Text and Notes
4. God is One : He provides man with all the Means for growth, social, moral, and spiritual
Text and Notes
5. Apostles will witness against men who reject Truth : Be faithful in intent and action
Text and Notes
6. Give up pride of wordly goods : God is with those who live in self-restraint a pure and righteous life
Text and Notes

Sura XVII : Bani lsra'il :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Men of God instruct men, but each Soul has personal responsibility; God's Gifts are for all, but not the same for all
Text and Notes
3. Service of God is duty to man; life and trusts are sacred; pry not into evil, but avoid it
Text and Notes
4. Creation declares God's Glory; His revelation is Truth; guard your words and avoid dissension
Text and Notes
5. Roots of Evil; man's preeminence gives him Higher responsibility; Truth will last, and Falsehood perish
Text and Notes
6. Spirit of Inspiration, highest gift of God : Qur-an teaches Truth; praise the Beautiful Names of God
Text and Notes

Sura XVIII : Kahf :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Revelation warns against evil, and guides to good everlasting; Parable of Companions of the Cave, and its lessons
Text and Notes
3. True Knowledge is with God alone; dispute not nor be puffed up with this world's goods
Text and Notes
4. Good Deeds are the best of possessions in God's sight; pride is the root of evil; falsehood must perish
Text and Notes
5. Moses and the Mysteries; highest knowledge must be sought with patience
Text and Notes
Text and Notes
6. Three episodes in the life of Zul-qarnain : Power to be used in the service of God
Text and Notes

Appendix VII : Who was Zul-qarnain?

Sura XIX : Maryam :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Zakariya and Yahya, father and son; Yahya herald of Jesus
Text and Notes
3. Jesus and his Mother Mary; Jesus a Prophet and servant of God
Text and Notes
4. Abraham and his father; Moses and his brother; Isma'il the Sacrifice of God and Isma'il's father
Text and Notes
5. The Hereafter certain : Let us not stray, but glorify God
Text and Notes

Sura XX : Ta-Ha :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. God's Revelation is not for man's distress, but for man's guidance : God's most beautiful Names
Text and Notes
3. How Moses was chosen and granted his mission in the Valley of Tuwa
Text and Notes
4. Birth of Moses; how he was prepared for his task; stay with the Midianites; Double mission
Text and Notes
5. Rescue of Israel from bondage; rebellion of Samiri : Worship of the calf; warning of the Hereafter
Text and Notes
6. High and low to be leveled at Judgment; source and allurement of Evil; be not impatient, but wait in Faith
Text and Notes

Sura XXI : Anbiyaa :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Soon must Judgment come; adore God; there is but One God and One Truth
Text and Notes
3. Creation shows unity of Design and benevolence of purpose; take life seriously, and receive God's Message
Text and Notes
4. Evil is conquered by virtues, to meet all circumstances; as shown by God's apostles : All men and women of God form one united Brotherhood
Text and Notes
5. Every deed has its fruit; Judgment must come; repent while there's time
Text and Notes

Sura XXII : Hajj :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Terrible will be the Judgment dispute not : But see God's Signs, and accept His Message
Text and Notes
3. Symbols provided for spiritual growth; understand the meaning of Pilgrimage, Sacrifice, and Fighting for Truth
Text and Notes
4. Repel evil; be witnesses for God amongst men
Text and Notes

Sura XXIII : Mu-minun :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. The virtues which go with Faith lead to Success and bliss; man has in himself proofs of God's Providence
Text and Notes
3. The Brotherhood of Truth is one : Sects are, created by narrow men
Text and Notes
4. Eschew evil : Pay not evil back in its own coin; after Death there is no going backwards nor forwards till Judgment
Text and Notes

Sura XXIV : Nur :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Sex offences to be punished in public, slander of women is a grave offence
Text and Notes
3. Privacy and decorum in the home; Chastity and purity
Text and Notes
4. God is Light; Parable of Light and Darkness
Text and Notes
5. Privacy and respect for elders; but no superstitions in social intercourse; decorum in public council, and respect for Leader
Text and Notes

Appendix VIII : Mystic Interpretation of the Verse of Light

Vol. II :

Sura XXV : Furgan :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Revelation is the Criterion for distinguishing between right and wrong
Text and Notes
3. Judgment will seize the blasphemers who reject God's Signs; God's Truth in Revelation penetrates slowly to man governed by impulse
Text and Notes
4. Signs of God in Nature point to the Law Divine; the virtues of those who adore Him
Text and Notes

Sura XXVI : Shu'araa :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Fret not; God's Light will shine, as it did before the wise ones of Pharaoh
Text and Notes
3. In spite of Abraham's people Abraham received the Light; no less did Noah, in a world of Unfaith
Text and Notes
4. The 'Ad perished for their violence, and the Thamud for extravagance and sacrilege; they could not resist God
Text and Notes
5. The abominations of those who mocked the message of Lot recoiled on themselves, and so did the Fraud and dishonesty of the mockers of Shu'aib
Text and Notes
6. Revelation comes through the Spirit of Faith and Truth, and is not like the vain words of false poets
Text and Notes

Appendix IX : Thamud Inscriptions at al-Hijr

Sura XXVII : Naml :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Revelation makes things clear, guides us in life, and gives us Glad Tidings; how the Message came to Moses through the mystic Fire
Text and Notes
3. How David and Solomon praised God for their mystic knowledge; Solomon and the Ant; Solomon and the Queen of Sheba
Text and Notes
4. The plot of the nine wicked men against salih brought about their own destruction, as did also the defiance of purity and cleanness by the people of Lot
Text and Notes
5. The gifts of nature and the solace of mind and soul come from God; trust in His Grace and Mercy; Judgment will come
Text and Notes
Text and Notes

Sura XXVIII : Qasas :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Moses was prepared in infancy, youth, and exile, for his mission, and he succeeded by God's help
Text and Notes
3. So was Muhammad prepared, to be a Mercy to men
Text and Notes
4. In the Hereafter, each soul must answer for itself : Mercy and Truth are from God alone
Text and Notes
5. Net wealth, but righteousness attains the happy End : God is the only Reality
Text and Notes

Sura XXIX : Ankabut :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Faith and Truth must always prevail
Text and Notes
3. Worldly power cannot defy the right, nor can misused Intelligence obscure God's Light : This world's strength. Skill, beauty and power are like a spider's web, flimsy before the eternal verities
Text and Notes
4. Teach God's Truth and pray to Him : Revelation carries its own Proofs and Rejecters miss their own chance
Text and Notes

Sura XXX : Rum :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Empires rise and fall, but the true Decision rests with God, Who in His own good time will separate Good from Evil
Text and Notes
3. God's signs and Mysteries are many, but they all point to His Unity, Goodness, Power and Mercy : Unity in Religion : worship due to Him alone
Text and Notes
4. Evil and Mischief may spread, but God will restore the balance in the End : He created Purity, Harmony and Law : Evil is doomed to perish
Text and Notes

Appendix X : First contact of Islam with World Movements
Appendix XI : Comparative Chronology of the Early Years of Islam

Sura XXXI : Lukman :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Revelation is a Guide and a Mercy to Men and teaches them WISDOM : We gave wisdom to Luqman : Path of the Golden Mean
Text and Notes
3. Nature declares God's Bounties : We must know our place : God is the only Reality : He knows all Mysteries
Text and Notes

Sura XXXII : Sajda :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Mystery of Time and God's Creation : Good and Evil are not equal in Goal : Learn now, before the Day of Decision comes
Text and Notes

Sura XXXIII : Ahzab :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. God loves Truth : Call things by right names : shun superstition : Prophet is more than father : His Consorts are mother
Text and Notes
3. Confederates against Islam do not succeed : Misused Heritage must be forfeited
Text and Notes
4. Prophet's Consorts : Their dignity and duties : God decrees no unhappy wedlock
Text and Notes
Text and Notes
5. Refined respect in Society : Specially to Apostle and his family : Women to uphold their Honour and dignity : Man to be true to his noble Trust from God
Text and Notes

Sura XXXIV : Saba :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. God's Mercy and Power endure for ever : Human glory, whether in David or Solomon or the City of Saba, only fleeting
Text and Notes
3. Unfaith has no stable foundations : True Values will come in the end
Text and Notes

Sura XXXV : Fatir :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. All power, wisdom, beauty and truth flow from God : It is Evil that deceives and plots : Seek God s Love and glorify Him
Text and Notes
3. There are grades in nature and in the spiritual world : The Good Will REACH Bliss, while Evil will be doomed
Text and Notes

Sura XXXVI : Ya-Sin :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. The Quranic Revelation is a guide to the Straight Path : Story of the City where the one righteous man from the outskirts bore witness to Truth
Text and Notes
Text and Notes
3. Signs of God everywhere, to bear witness to Him, on earth, in man, and in the heavens : Prepare for the Hereafter
Text and Notes
4. When Judgment comes, the Joy and Peace for the Blessed will be crowned with Nearness to God : Alas for the evil, their own nature and actions will speak against them
Text and Notes

Sura XXXVII : Saffat :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. We must work in disciplined ranks to repel Evil, for God is One : We must choose between Good and Evil, with their Consequences in the Hereafter
Text and Notes
3. The Prophets of God were flouted and persecuted, but God's Purpose always won, and they receive the blessings of posterity
Text and Notes
4. Ascribe not to God things derogatory to Him : The ranks of Angels and righteous men stand firm in His service
Text and Notes

Sura XXXVIII : Sad :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Self-glory and Separatism, Envy and Suspicion, lead to Evil : Spiritual power more potent than worldly power : David's case
Text and Notes
3. Solomon and other men of power and vision never forgot God : All should strive to win the final Bliss
Text and Notes
4. Gospel of Unity is the true cure for Evil : No Power has Evil over God's servants sincere and true
Text and Notes

Sura XXXIX : Zumar :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. To God alone is devotion due : Vanety in creation points to unity in plan : All nature proclaims His Grace and Loving-Kindness
Text and Notes
3. God teaches men by parables, but His Word is straight and clear : No other thing can be of any Account before His Law
Text and Notes
Text and Notes
4. No soul should despair because of its sin : God's Mercy unbounded : Repent before Judgment comes
Text and Notes

Sura XL : Mu-min :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Believe in God : He forgives sin and accepts repentance : Day of Requital ever Drawing near
Text and Notes
3. Evil comes to nothing but evil, and is brought low : Testimony of humble Believer in Pharaoh's Court
Text and Notes
4. God's grace and help ever ready for His servants : Dispute not God's Sings : Nothing avails if soul is dead
Text and Notes

Sura XLI : Ha-Mim :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Revelation makes things clear : Message of hope and mercy : Warning against snares of Evil : All Creation and History, and the powers within you, speak of Him
Text and Notes
3. Best of men is the man of Faith, whose law of life is the Will of God : God's Message comes to guide and heal : Dispute not, but turn to Truth, and live
Text and Notes
Text and Notes

Sura XLII : Shura :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Unity in Inspiration and in Creation : No sects or contentions : All will return to God
Text and Notes
3. Misfortunes due to our ill deeds : God forgives : Live true and in Mutual consultation and forbearance : Rely on God : His Word comes as a guide and mercy
Text and Notes

Sura XLIII : Zukhruf :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Revelation makes things clear : Mock not God's Signs, nor attribute false qualities or any partners to Him : Follow guidance rather than ancestral ways
Text and Notes
3. If Arabs go to ancestors, let them follow Abraham : Spiritual worth not in Gold or Silver : If Israel goes to Moses, he was mocked by Pharaoh, but Pharaoh perished
Text and Notes
4. If Christians go to jesus, he preached the One True God : Dispute not : Truth has come and must prevail
Text and Notes

Sura XLIV : Dukhan :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Revelation is a blessing, as it warns against Evil : Pharaoh's men resisted in arrogance, but their power and glory departed unwept
Text and Notes
3. If Israel fell in their trial, can Quraish escape their doom for sin? World created for just ends : Good and evil will be sorted out
Text and Notes

Sura XLV : Jathiya :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Accept Signs of God, and follow guidance : Forgive weaker brethren : Form no sects, nor follow vain desire : Glory to God
Text and Notes

Sura XLVI : Ahqaf :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Creation is for just ends : Learn the Truth and serve God : Be kind to Parents : Evil will be undone : Learn patient perseverance
Text and Notes

Sura XLVII : Muhammad :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Believe in Revelation and follow not vanities, which will be destroyed : God will guide
Text and Notes
3. In fighting for Truth there is no room for faint-heartedness or half-heartedness : Strive your utmost and give yourself generously
Text and Notes

Sura XLVIII : Fat-h :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Victory and Help, conditions for and against : True fealty, patience, and self-restraint : Strength and gentleness : Hudaibiya
Text and Notes

Sura XLIX : Hujurat :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Manners to Leader and in social life : Avoid rumours, quarrels, suspicion, and spying : Islam a privilege
Text and Notes

Sura L : Qaf :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Revelation confirms the Signs in Nature and History : Man's Record will confront him at Judgment
Text and Notes
3. Vision of Judgment : Patience, Prayer and Praise
Text and Notes

Sura LI : Zariyat :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. The Signs of God are various, and His Truth and Promise are sure and stable
Text and Notes
3. Signs were given for instruction to people in the past : So is a Reminder being sent to you for your profit
Text and Notes
Text and Notes

Sura LII : Tur :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. All acts, good or ill, have inevitable consequences : Judgment must come : Praise and serve God
Text and Notes

Sura LIII : Najm :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. In true Revelation, no error or deception : True Reality from God, Who is all-in-all
Text and Notes
3. Give your all to God : He is the goal : Serve Him
Text and Notes

Sura LIV : Qamar :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. The Hour of Judgment is nigh : Is there any that will receive admonition?
Text and Notes

Appendix XII : The Muslim Heaven

Sura LV : Rahman :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. God's Revelation and His favours : Which of them will ye deny? All will pass away, but God will endure
Text and Notes
3. Evil will not escape justice, nor Good its reward : Which favours of God will ye deny?
Text and Notes

Sura LVI : Waqia :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Day of Judgment will sort out men into three classes
Text and Notes
3. Everything points to God : Accept His Message, and glorify Him
Text and Notes

Sura LVII : Hadid :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Follow God's Light in humble dedication and sincerity : Seek Him and trust Him : Not isolated renunciation, but service
Text and Notes

Sura LVIII : Mujadila :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Condemnation of Zihar and all pretences and superstitions derogatory to women : Also of secret counsels and intrigues
Text and Notes

Sura LIX : Hashr :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Treachery foiled : Just distribution among brethren : Glory to God, Lord of the most Beautiful Names
Text and Notes

Sura LX : Mumtahana :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Social Relations with Unbelievers : Marriages with them
Text and Notes

Sura LXI : Saff :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Show, by your conduct, unity, discipline, and earnest effort : Help God's Cause
Text and Notes

Sura LXII : Jamu'a :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. God's Revelation is not exclusive but for all : Day of Assembly (Fridiy)
Text and Notes

Sura LXIII : Munafiqun :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Caution against the wiles of Hypocrites : Believers to serve God and practise good deeds of charity
Text and Notes

Sura LXIV : Tagabun :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Mutual Gain and Loss here and in the Hereafter
Text and Notes

Sura LXV : Talaq :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Divorce not to be abused : All interests to be protected
Text and Notes

Sura LXVI : Tahrim :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Sex Relations should be confidential and harmonious : Turn not away : Seek virtue for self and family
Text and Notes

Sura LXVII : Mulk :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Blessed and Most Gracious is God, Whose goodness and glory shine Everywhere : His is the true Reality : His promise of the Hereafter is true
Text and Notes

Sura LXVIII : Qalam :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. The Pen betokens the Record, the Decree, the Judgment : Man is tried against selfishness and overweening confidence
Text and Notes
3. The true standard is with God : Repent and seek His Grace
Text and Notes

Sura LXIX : Haqqa :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Seek absolute Reality; be not lured by false appearances
Text and Notes

Sura LXX : Ma'arij :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. God is Lord of the ways of Ascent : Mystery of Time : New World after Judgment : Who will be the honoured ones in the Garden of Bliss?
Text and Notes

Sura LXXI : Nuh :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Noah's agony, and his Prayer
Text and Notes

Appendix XIII : Ancient Forms of Pagan Worship

Sura LXXII : Jinn :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Hidden spiritual Forces recognise the "wonderful Recital" : God's message points to the Hereafter
Text and Notes

Sura LXXIII : Muzzammil :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Prayer and humility : Patience under persecution
Text and Notes

Sura LXXIV : Muddaththir :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. The Seer, by devotion and contemplation, prepares himself to proclaim the message : Sins of unregenerate man, and his End
Text and Notes

Sura LXXV : Qiyamat :
1. Introduction and Summary :
2. Day of Account : Keep it ever in view : Contrast between the blessed ones and the Sinners
Text and Notes

Sura LXXVI : Dahr :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. What is man's origin, and his destiny? Will he choose Chains and Yokes and Fire, or the flowing Cup of Bliss? Revelation as an admonition
Text and Notes

Sura LXXVII : Mursalat :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Revelation is a cleansing Wind; that points to Judgment : "Ah woe, that Day, to the Rejectors of Truth!"
Text and Notes

Sura LXXVIII : Nabaa :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Dispute not about the great Day of Judgment : Evidences of God's goodness and justice are all around us : Let us betake ourselves to our Lord Most Gracious
Text and Notes

Sura LXXIX : Nazi'at :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. God's errands of mercy and justice are being fulfilled every day : But the great Judgment will entirely restore true values : Prepare for that Event
Text and Notes

Sura LXXX : 'Abasa : 1. Introduction and Summary
2. The poor and blind may be the readier for God's Message, which is universal : Character of Revelation and Judgment
Text and Notes

Sura LXXXI : Takwir :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Mystic character of Revelation
Text and Notes

Sura LXXXII : Infitar :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Mystic view of the Hereafter
Text and Notes

Sura LXXXIII : Tatfif :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. All kinds of fraud condemned
Text and Notes

Sura LXXXIV : Inshiqaq :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. The gloom and toil of this life : Contrast with Hereafter
Text and Notes

Sura LXXXV : Buruj :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Persecution of God's votaries
Text and Notes

Sura LXXXVI : Tariq :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Out of darkness shines the Light : So does Revelation light the soul
Text and Notes

Sura LXXXVII : A'la :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. God leads on man by stages to the highest
Text and Notes

Sura LXXXVIII : Gashiya :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Penalty or Joy in the Hereafter
Text and Notes

Sura LXXXIX : Fajr :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. This life's contrasts should not blind us to the Realities of the Hereafter : Realise the Sure Event
Text and Notes

Sura XC : Balad :
1. Introduction and Summary 2. Allegory of the Prophet's City : Struggle up the Steep Path
Text and Notes

Sura XCI : Shams :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Learn from God's Signs God's Law : The choice is with you
Text and Notes

Sura XCII : Lail :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Men strive for diverse ends : Take God's guidance and seek His Face
Text and Notes

Sura XCIII : Dhuha :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Hope shines like the Dawn through Darkness : Follow the Light Divine
Text and Notes

Sura XCIV : Inshirah :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. No trouble but is linked with ease and joy
Text and Notes

Sura XCV : Tin :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Man created in best of moulds, but liable to fall unless he believes and leads A Good life
Text and Notes

Sara XCVI : Iqraa :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. God teaches man new knowledge His Message to be proclaimed
Text and Notes

Sura XCVII : Qadr :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Night of God's Revelation
Text and Notes

Sura XCVIII : Baiyina :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Clear Evidence : Straight Religion
Text and Notes

Sura XCIX : Zilzal :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. As with a tremendous Earthquake, this world will be dissolved
Text and Notes

Sura C : 'Adiyat :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Spiritual power is irresistible, but man is ungrateful
Text and Notes

Sura CI : Al-Qari'a :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Balance of Justice will appraise all deeds
Text and Notes

Sura CII : Takathur :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Pile not up things ephemeral
Text and Notes

Sura CIII : 'Asr :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Time shows that nothing lasts but Faith, goodness, truth, and virtue
Text and Notes

Appendix XIV : Oaths and Adjurations in the Qur-an

Sura CIV : Humaza :
1. Introduction and Summary 2. Scandal, back-biting, and miserliness
Text and Notes

Sura CV : Fil :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Earthly power Battles in vain against sacred things : Abraha's army
Text and Notes

Sura CVI : Quraish :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Security and prosperity should make men grateful in the service of God : Lesson for the Quraish
Text and Notes

Sura CVII : Ma'un :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Vain were worship without heart and soul
Text and Notes

Sura CVIII : Kauthar :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Fountain of Blessings : Turn in devotion and sacrifice to God
Text and Notes

Sura CIX : Kafiran :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Faith holds fast to Truth, and cannot be forced
Text and Notes

Sura CX : Nasr :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Help of God and Victory : Praise the Lord
Text and Notes

Sura CXI : Lahab :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Curses and spite recoil on their authors
Text and Notes

Sura CXII : Ikhlas :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. Pure Doctrine of Unity
Text and Notes

Sura CXIII : Falaq :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. With God seek refuge from all outer ill
Text and Notes

Sura CXIV :Nas :
1. Introduction and Summary
2. With God seek refuge from all inner ill
Text and Notes

Commentary Concluded
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