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 JUZ 11.4  YA'TATHIRUNA (يَعْتَذِرُونَ)


سورة يونس


Younus | Sura # 10| 109 verses | Makkan


بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ 

In the name of Allah, the Most Compassionate and Most Merciful


Juz 11,  Yunus, Verse 057

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ قَدْ جَاءَتْكُمْ مَوْعِظَةٌ مِنْ رَبِّكُمْ وَشِفَاءٌ لِمَا فِي الصُّدُورِ وَهُدًى وَرَحْمَةٌ لِلْمُؤْمِنِين  [ O mankind! There has certainly come to you an advice from your Lord, and a cure for what is in the breasts, and a guidance and mercy for the believer. ]


Juz 11,  Yunus, Verse 058

قُلْ بِفَضْلِ اللَّهِ وَبِرَحْمَتِهِ فَبِذَلِكَ فَلْيَفْرَحُوا هُوَ خَيْرٌ مِمَّا يَجْمَعُونَ  [ Say,  'It is the blessing and mercy of Allah; so rejoice in it. That is better than (the worldly riches) they amass.']

Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) is commanding us to rejoice on the Advice of Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) through Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم).  Thus, the advent of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) is not only mercy on us human beings, he is mercy on all the world.

It is in Quran –  وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِّلْعَالَمِينَ [ (O’ Prophet ﷺ) ‘We have not sent you except for the Mercy upon all worlds (in the cosmos).]  (Al-Anbiya – 107).

Thus the birth of Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) is a joyous moment for the entire mankind, because through him we came to know about our Creator.

It is in Quran -  هُوَ الَّذِي أَرْسَلَ رَسُولَهُ بِالْهُدَى وَدِينِ الْحَقِّ لِيُظْهِرَهُ عَلَى الدِّينِ كُلِّهِ وَكَفَى بِاللهِ شَهِيدًا  [ It is He Who has sent His Apostle - صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم  with the guidance and the true religion, in order to make it prevail over all other religions; and Allah is sufficient as a Witness.] (Al-Fatha - 28)

Thus, celebration of the birth of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), is mandatory on all of us as a show gratitude and happiness towards Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ), for His favor on humanity by sending His Apostle  (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) as mercy for all the worlds. 


Juz 11,  Yunus, Verse 059

قُلْ أَرَأَيْتُمْ مَا أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ لَكُمْ مِنْ رِزْقٍ فَجَعَلْتُمْ مِنْهُ حَرَامًا وَحَلَالًا قُلْ آَللَّهُ أَذِنَ لَكُمْ أَمْ عَلَى اللَّهِ تَفْتَرُونَ  [ Say, 'Have you thought of what Allah has sent you for food, of which you have labelled some as lawful and some unlawful? Ask, 'Has Allah commanded this, or you are fabricating lies against Allah?' ']


Juz 11,  Yunus, Verse 060

وَمَا ظَنُّ الَّذِينَ يَفْتَرُونَ عَلَى اللَّهِ الْكَذِبَ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَذُو فَضْلٍ عَلَى النَّاسِ وَلَكِنَّ أَكْثَرَهُمْ لَا يَشْكُرُونَ  [ What do those who falsely attribute (their own fabrications) to Allah think what will be (their situation) on the Day of Resurrection?  Indeed Allah is gracious to mankind, but most of them are ungrateful.]


Juz 11,  Yunus, Verse 061

وَمَا تَكُونُ فِي شَأْنٍ وَمَا تَتْلُو مِنْهُ مِنْ قُرْآَنٍ وَلَا تَعْمَلُونَ مِنْ عَمَلٍ إِلَّا كُنَّا عَلَيْكُمْ شُهُودًا إِذْ تُفِيضُونَ فِيهِ وَمَا يَعْزُبُ عَنْ رَبِّكَ مِنْ مِثْقَالِ ذَرَّةٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا فِي السَّمَاءِ وَلَا أَصْغَرَ مِنْ ذَلِكَ وَلَا أَكْبَرَ إِلَّا فِي كِتَابٍ مُبِينٍ  [ There is no state you are in, whether reciting from the Quran (to people), or doing something else, but We are watching you as you are engaged in it. There is not the weight of an atom on the earth and in the heavens that is hidden from your Lord, nor is there anything smaller or greater than this but is recorded in the Manifest Book. ]


Juz 11,  Yunus, Verse 062

أَلَا إِنَّ أَوْلِيَاءَ اللَّهِ لَا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ  [ Know well that the friends of Allah will have no fear (in both the worlds), nor will they grieve.]


Juz 11,  Yunus, Verse 063

الَّذِينَ آَمَنُوا وَكَانُوا يَتَّقُونَ  [They are those who believe and are pious. ]
Awliya Allah are the true 'Sawad al-Azam' ( سواد الاعظم ), about whom the Quran commands us as follows.

It is in Quran -  اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ - صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ [ (O'our Lord) Lead us to the straight path.  The path of those on whom you have awarded your bestowal; and not the path of those who have been subjected to Your Wrath and the path of those who have gone astray.] (Fatiha - 6-7)

The above Quranic verses confirm that only the path of Sawad al-Azam (the path Sahabah and Awliya Allah) is the right path of Islam. All the other paths are deviated and the people who are following those paths have gone astray who will be subjected to Allah's wrath in this world and in Hereafter.

SAWAD AL-AZAM ( سواد الاعظم )

Some people translate Arabic term 'Sawad al-Azam' (سواد الاعظم) as  'large Group, or the group of large number of Muslims. This translation has contributed a lot of confusion in Muslim Ummah.

Every Muslim sect claims that they are 'Ahle Sunnah wal Jama'a' and Sawad al-Azam and Naji Group (those who will get salvation on the Day of Judgement). Even the hard core Salafis, who are well known Kharijis and worshipers of huge Sky Idol God, also claim that they are Muslims and Ahle Hadith, therefore, are the largest group and are on the right path of Islam.  This misleading claim has put millions of people on the way that leads them to only one place - the Eternal Hell Fire.  

It is in Hadith - Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) will never let my Ummah agree upon misguidance and the hand of Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) is over the group (Awliya Allah), so follow Sawad al-Azam' ( سواد الاعظم ) (the Pious or Great Group of Believers - Awliya Allah/Sufi Shuyookh) and whoever dissents from them departs to hell". (Tirmidhi 4/2167; Hakim 1/116 - Dhahabi agreed with him)

The Arabic word 'Azam' ( اعظم ) is generally used to describe 'the greatness / importance of a person or group', rather than 'the large number of people in a Group.   Like we say Imam  al-Azam ( امام الاعظم )  or Ghawth al-Azam ( غوث الاعظم ), or  Wazir al-Azam ( وزىر الاعظم ).  In this context, when we look at the wordings of the Hadith, it says  'Sawad al-Azam' ( سواد الاعظم ); meaning the most important or prominent group, which need not be the largest group. 

As  all  individuals  of the largest group may not necessary be pious believers, then how can we follow a group which is a mix of (i) Deviants, (ii) Absolute wrongdoers (fasiqeen), (iii) Average wrongdoers  and  (iii) believers? 

For following a Group, all members of the group should be pious. Therefore, in  'Sawad al-Azam' category only Awliya Allah qualify to be followed, because they are on the right path of Islam.

We are not talking here about 'fake Sufi babas' and  'illiterate peers' who hunt needy people and run their 'spiritual shops' to make a fast buck.  

Some people may argue that some very famous Scholars of Islam have translated the Arabic term 'Sawad al-Azam' ( سواد الاعظم ) as Ahle Sunnah Wal Jama’a.

Indeed, the scholars and Imams were right in translating the term that way because the real Ahle Sunnah Wal Jama’a are only the Awliya Allah.  By following their foot steps others can also try to become true Ahle Sunnah. 

Thus ‘Sawad al-Azam’  are only Awliya Allah / Sufi Shuyookh of Ihsan, and those who follow their foot steps sincerely. 

Sufi Shuyookh walk on the path of Ihsan.   Allah ( عَزَّ وَجَلَّ ) provides them vision and understanding with which they can see the facts of things. They are  pious and knowledgeable.   They help in purification of minds of the people (tazkia nafs), correct people’s notions, educate them about the  inner values and significance of Islam and draw their attention towards Divine signs and secrets in the cosmos. They follow Prophet Mohammad’s (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) foot steps in propagation of Islamic teachings.

It is in Hadith - Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : He who deviates from 'Sawad al-Azam' ( سواد الاعظم ), even as much as a hand span, has himself cut off his connection with Islam”. (Abu Dawood) 

It is in Hadith - Abdullah ibn Masood (رضئ الله تعالی عنه) reported that once Allah's Apostle (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) drew a line in the dust with his hand and said, "This is the straight path of Allah." Then he drew a series of lines to the right of it and to the left and said, "Each of these paths has a devil at its head inviting people to it." He then recited وَأَنَّ هَـٰذَا صِرَاطِي مُسْتَقِيمًا فَاتَّبِعُوهُ ۖ وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا السُّبُلَ فَتَفَرَّقَ بِكُمْ عَن سَبِيلِهِ ۚ (Al-An'aam - 153). "Verily this is my straight path so follow it and do not follow the (twisted) paths, for you will be separated from His (Allah's) way." (Ahmad, Nasai, Darimi; Mishkat, etc.



There are certain big categories of Sufi Shuyookh / Awliya Allah who are known as al-Aqtaab and al-Abdaal.  The biggest among them is known as al-Ghawth. 

Look at the following  Ahadith that confirm the existence of Sufi shuyookh in the World all the time, till Qiyamah.

(i) It is in Hadith -  Tabarani wrote in his Mu'jam al-Awsat - that  Anas (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : "The earth will never lack forty men similar to the Friend of the Merciful (Prophet Ibrahim - علیھ السلا م) and   through them people receive rain and are given help. None of them dies except Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) substitutes (Abdaal) another in his place."

The above Hadith confirms the existence of Abdaal (and of course other categories of Sufi Shuyookh) all the time in the world, till Qiyamah.

Commenting on the above Hadith, Qatada said : "We do not doubt that Hasan al-Basri is one of them (abdaal)."

Ibn Hibban also narrated this Hadith  in at-Tarikh through Abu Hurayra (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ)  as : "The earth will never lack forty men similar to Ibrahim (علیھ السلا م) the Friend of the Merciful ( ابراهيم خليل الله ), and through whom you are helped, receive your sustenance, and receive rain."

(ii) It is in Hadith -  It is reported that Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم)  once said after the Salah :  'O' people! Listen to this, understand it and know it.  Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) has servants who are neither prophets nor martyrs and whom they prophets and martyrs yearn to be like, due to their seat and proximity in relation to Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ). One of the Bedouin Arabs who came from among the most isolated of people twisted his hand towards the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and said : O' Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم)! People from humankind who are neither prophets nor martyrs and yet the prophets and martyrs yearn to be like them due to their seat and proximity in relation to Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ)! Describe them for us!"

'The Prophet's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) face showed delight at the Bedouin's question and he said : "They are of the strangers from this and that place.  They frequent this or that tribe without belonging to them.  They do not have family connections among themselves.  They love one another for Allah's (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) sake. They are of pure intent towards one another.  On the Day of Resurrection Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) will place for them pedestals of light upon which He will make them sit and He will turn their faces and clothes into light.  On the Day of Resurrection, the people will be terrified but not those.  They are Allah's (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) Friends (Awliya), upon whom fear comes not,  nor do they grieve". 

References - The above Hadith is related through several chains by (a) Abu Dawood, (b) Ahmad, (c) Baghawi in Sharh al-Sunna, (d) Hakim in the Mustadrak, (e) Ibn 'Asakir, (f) Ibn Abi al-Dunya in Kitab al-Ikhwan, (g) Ibn Jarir al-Tabari, (h) Ibn Abi Hatim, (i) Ibn Mardawayh, and others.  (j) Haythami in Majma'al-Zawa'id says: 'Ahmad relates it, and (k) Tabrani relates something similar, and the men in its chain of transmission have been declared trustworthy".
(iii) It is in Hadith - Imam Ahmad narrated a Hadith in his Musnad (5:322) through Ibn Ata (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ): The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said: "The Substitutes (Abdaal) in this Community are thirty like Ibrahim (علیھ السلا م) the Friend of the Merciful ابراهيم خليل الله ). Every time one of them dies, Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) substitutes another one in his place."  

References - Tirmidhi cites the above Hadith in Nawadir al-Usul and Imam Ahmad's student, Al-Khallal has mentioned this Hadith in his book  Karamat  al-Awliya'.

(iv) It is in  Hadith - narrated by Anas (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ). The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said:  "The similitude of my Community (Ummah) is as the rain: it is not known whether its greater good lies in its beginning or in its ending".   

References - The above Hadith is in Sunan (book of Amthal), Ibn Hibban in his Sahih from `Ammar ibn Yasir (#2307), Ahmad in his Musnad in several places (cf. 3:143, 4:319), Baghawi in Sharh al-Sunna (1:405), Tabarani in his Kabir, Ibn Kathir in his Tafsir (7:493), al-Khatib in Tarikh Baghdad (11:114), Abu Ya`la, al-Daraqutni, al-Bazzar, and Ibn `Abd al-Barr". 

(v) It is in Hadith -  Narrated by Abu Hurayra (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) "The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) came to the graveyard and said:  "Peace be upon you, O' abode of a people of believers! We shall certainly join you, if Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) wills. How I long to see my brothers!  "They said: "O' Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), are we not your brothers?" He replied: "You are my Companions! As for my brothers, they are those who have not yet appeared."  They said: "How will you recognize those of your Community who had not yet appeared (in your time) O'Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم)?" He replied: "Suppose a man had horses with shiny white marks on their foreheads and legs: would he not recognize them among other horses which are all black?" They said: "Yes O' Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم)!" He continued: "Verily, they (my brothers) shall be coming with shiny bright foreheads and limbs in view of  their ablutions, and I shall precede them to my Pond." (Muslim, Nasa'i, Malik, and Ahmad).

(vi) It is in Hadith -  Narrated  Abu Hurayra (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) : The Prophet ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said -  ان الله  يبعث لهذه الامة على رأس كلّ مائة سنة من يجدد لها دينها  (Surely, Allah will send for this Ummah at the advent of every one hundred years a person who will revive its religion.” (Abu Dawood, Vol 4, Hadith # 4291)
The  above Hadith is also mentioned by Hakim in his Mustadrak; Bayhaqi in  Al-Ma'rifah and Al-Mudkhal; Suyuti in al-Jame' al-Sagheer; Hasan bin Sufyan and Bazar both in their Musnads, Tabarani in al-Mu'jam al-Awsat, Ibn 'Adee in his Kamil and Abu-Nu'aym in his al-Hil'ya.) 
Above Ahadith and Quranic verse confirm the following facts.
(a) Sufi Shaikhs / Awliya Allah will be there in the world all the time till Qiyamah.  The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) also indicated  that some of the latter day Sufi Shuyookh may achieve higher ranks as compared to their predecessors.  These Ahadith nail the lies of Salafis and their like minded groups who claim that there is no real Sufi Shuyookh.
(b) The Ahadith emphasize that Awliya Allah are 'Living" after their death.  Prophet's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) has conveyed   'Salaam' on them and his love and affection for them as he calls them 'his brothers',  testifies their "Living status after their death."
(c) When there is no  Wali Allah/Sufi Shaikh in the world, Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) may call it a day and Youmul Qiyama (the end of this world) will happen.  Because it is in Hadith (mentioned above) that people of the world are getting sustenance because of Awliya Allah's presence in the world. 

Awliya Allah are chosen people. They inherit their knowledge, stations, and states from Prophets. 

It is in Hadith - “Whoever takes a Wali of Mine an enemy, I will wage war on him; and My slave will not perform any act with which he draws closer to Me, more beloved to Me then when he fulfills what I have ordained on him; and My salve will keep drawing closer to Me by performing the Nawafil (voluntary acts of worship) until I love him, and when I love him, I will be his hearing with which he hears, his sight with which he sees, his hands with which he strikes, and his legs with which he walks; and if he asks Me, I will give him; and if he seeks refuge with Me, I will grant him refuge” (Bukhari).

The emphasis on "Wali of mine" in the above Hadith shows that this human being is the chosen one.


Juz 11,  Yunus, Verse 064

لَهُمُ الْبُشْرَى فِي الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَفِي الْآَخِرَةِ لَا تَبْدِيلَ لِكَلِمَاتِ اللَّهِ ذَلِكَ هُوَ الْفَوْزُ الْعَظِيمُ  [There are good tidings for them in the life of this world and in the Hereafter; the Words of Allah cannot change; this is the supreme success. ]


Juz 11,  Yunus, Verse 065

وَلَا يَحْزُنْكَ قَوْلُهُمْ إِنَّ الْعِزَّةَ لِلَّهِ جَمِيعًا هُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ  [Do not let their sayings grieve you (O' Prophet  ﷺ). Might and Glory belong to Allah.  He is All Hearing,  All Knowing. ]


Juz 11,  Yunus, Verse 066

أَلَا إِنَّ لِلَّهِ مَنْ فِي السَّمَوَاتِ وَمَنْ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَمَا يَتَّبِعُ الَّذِينَ يَدْعُونَ مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ شُرَكَاءَ إِنْ يَتَّبِعُونَ إِلَّا الظَّنَّ وَإِنْ هُمْ إِلَّا يَخْرُصُونَ  [ Look! To Allah indeed belongs whoever is in the heavens and whoever is on the earth. What do they pursue who invoke partners besides Allah? They merely follow conjectures and make (baseless) theories. ]


Juz 11,  Yunus, Verse 067

هُوَ الَّذِي جَعَلَ لَكُمُ اللَّيْلَ لِتَسْكُنُوا فِيهِ وَالنَّهَارَ مُبْصِرًا إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لَآَيَاتٍ لِقَوْمٍ يَسْمَعُونَ  [ It is He who made the night for you to rest, and made the day bright (for you to see and work).  Indeed there are signs in this for those who listen. ]


Juz 11,  Yunus, Verse 068

قَالُوا اتَّخَذَ اللَّهُ وَلَدًا سُبْحَانَهُ هُوَ الْغَنِيُّ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ إِنْ عِنْدَكُمْ مِنْ سُلْطَانٍ بِهَذَا أَتَقُولُونَ عَلَى اللَّهِ مَا لَا تَعْلَمُونَ  [ They (polytheists and people of the book) claim that Allah has taken to Himself a son. Glorified is He; He is Self-Sufficient. To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is on the earth. You have no authority, nor evidence, for this (claim). Are you, then, saying things about Allah that you do not know. ]


Juz 11,  Yunus, Verse 069

قُلْ إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَفْتَرُونَ عَلَى اللَّهِ الْكَذِبَ لَا يُفْلِحُونَ  [ Say,  'Those who fabricate lies about Allah will never succeed.' ]


Juz 11,  Yunus, Verse 070

مَتَاعٌ فِي الدُّنْيَا ثُمَّ إِلَيْنَا مَرْجِعُهُمْ ثُمَّ نُذِيقُهُمُ الْعَذَابَ الشَّدِيدَ بِمَا كَانُوا يَكْفُرُونَ  [ Let them enjoy in the world. In the end they will come back to Us. Then We shall make them taste severe punishment for having denied (the truth). ]


Juz 11,  Yunus, Verse 071

وَاتْلُ عَلَيْهِمْ نَبَأَ نُوحٍ إِذْ قَالَ لِقَوْمِهِ يَا قَوْمِ إِنْ كَانَ كَبُرَ عَلَيْكُمْ مَقَامِي وَتَذْكِيرِي بِآَيَاتِ اللَّهِ فَعَلَى اللَّهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ فَأَجْمِعُوا أَمْرَكُمْ وَشُرَكَاءَكُمْ ثُمَّ لَا يَكُنْ أَمْرُكُمْ عَلَيْكُمْ غُمَّةً ثُمَّ اقْضُوا إِلَيَّ وَلَا تُنْظِرُونِ  [ Narrate to them the story of Noah when he said to his people : 'O people, if you find my staying with you and warning through Allah's signs unbearable, know that I have reposed my trust in Allah. So plan your move, call your associates and make certain of your plan; then do whatever you intend against me, allowing me no respite. ]

The story of Prophet Noah (عليه السلام) is described to serve a warning to those who persistently rejected the message of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). So far arguments were presented to them to identify their misdeeds and warn them about the consequences.  From here, examples of the people of Nooh, Musa and other prophets (عليهم السلام) is given to let them remind what happened to them for rejecting Allah's (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) signs.

Juz 11,  Yunus, Verse 072

فَإِنْ تَوَلَّيْتُمْ فَمَا سَأَلْتُكُمْ مِنْ أَجْرٍ إِنْ أَجْرِيَ إِلَّا عَلَى اللَّهِ وَأُمِرْتُ أَنْ أَكُونَ مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ  [ If you turn away from me (remember) I do not ask any compensation from you. My reward is with Allah; I have been commanded to be one of those who submit to Him. ]

Juz 11,  Yunus, Verse 073

فَكَذَّبُوهُ فَنَجَّيْنَاهُ وَمَنْ مَعَهُ فِي الْفُلْكِ وَجَعَلْنَاهُمْ خَلَائِفَ وَأَغْرَقْنَا الَّذِينَ كَذَّبُوا بِآَيَاتِنَا فَانْظُرْ كَيْفَ كَانَ عَاقِبَةُ الْمُنْذَرِينَ  [ Even then they denied him; so We saved him and those with him, in the ark, and established them in the land, and drowned those who denied Our signs. So think of the fate of those who were warned (repeatedly). ]


Juz 11,  Yunus, Verse 074

ثُمَّ بَعَثْنَا مِنْ بَعْدِهِ رُسُلًا إِلَى قَوْمِهِمْ فَجَاءُوهُمْ بِالْبَيِّنَاتِ فَمَا كَانُوا لِيُؤْمِنُوا بِمَا كَذَّبُوا بِهِ مِنْ قَبْلُ كَذَلِكَ نَطْبَعُ عَلَى قُلُوبِ الْمُعْتَدِينَ  [ Afterwards We sent many Apostles who brought clear proofs to their peoples. But they were not prepared to believe what they had once denied. That is how We seal the hearts of the transgressors. ]


Juz 11,  Yunus, Verse 075

ثُمَّ بَعَثْنَا مِنْ بَعْدِهِمْ مُوسَى وَهَارُونَ إِلَى فِرْعَوْنَ وَمَلَئِهِ بِآَيَاتِنَا فَاسْتَكْبَرُوا وَكَانُوا قَوْمًا مُجْرِمِينَ  [ Then after them We sent Musa and Haroon (عليهم السلام) with Our signs to the Pharaoh and his nobles; but they behaved arrogantly, for they were sinful people. ]


Juz 11,  Yunus, Verse 076

فَلَمَّا جَاءَهُمُ الْحَقُّ مِنْ عِنْدِنَا قَالُوا إِنَّ هَذَا لَسِحْرٌ مُبِينٌ  [ Thus, when the truth had come to them from Us, they said : 'Surely this is nothing but pure magic.' ]


Juz 11,  Yunus, Verse 077

قَالَ مُوسَى أَتَقُولُونَ لِلْحَقِّ لَمَّا جَاءَكُمْ أَسِحْرٌ هَذَا وَلَا يُفْلِحُ السَّاحِرُونَ  [ Musa (عليه السلام) said,   'What! You speak in this manner regarding the truth when it has come to you? Is this magic? And (you know) magicians never succeed.']


Juz 11,  Yunus, Verse 078

قَالُوا أَجِئْتَنَا لِتَلْفِتَنَا عَمَّا وَجَدْنَا عَلَيْهِ آَبَاءَنَا وَتَكُونَ لَكُمَا الْكِبْرِيَاءُ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَمَا نَحْنُ لَكُمَا بِمُؤْمِنِينَ  [ They said, 'Have you come to us to turn us away from that upon which we found our forefathers, so that you two may have supremacy in the land? And we are not believers in you.']


Juz 11,  Yunus, Verse 079

وَقَالَ فِرْعَوْنُ ائْتُونِي بِكُلِّ سَاحِرٍ عَلِيمٍ  [ Pharaoh asked (his nobles), 'Bring me every expert magician.']


Juz 11,  Yunus, Verse 080

فَلَمَّا جَاءَ السَّحَرَةُ قَالَ لَهُمْ مُوسَى أَلْقُوا مَا أَنْتُمْ مُلْقُونَ  [ So when the magicians came, Musa (عليه السلام) said to them, 'Cast whatever you intend to cast.']


Juz 11,  Yunus, Verse 081

فَلَمَّا أَلْقَوْا قَالَ مُوسَى مَا جِئْتُمْ بِهِ السِّحْرُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ سَيُبْطِلُهُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُصْلِحُ عَمَلَ الْمُفْسِدِينَ [ Therefore when they had cast, Musa (عليه السلام) said, 'This what you have brought is magic; Allah will now make it void; indeed Allah does not make the works of the mischievous successful.']


Juz 11,  Yunus, Verse 082

وَيُحِقُّ اللَّهُ الْحَقَّ بِكَلِمَاتِهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْمُجْرِمُونَ [ 'And Allah will establish the truth by His commands, even if the criminals dislike it.']


Juz 11,  Yunus, Verse 083

فَمَا آَمَنَ لِمُوسَى إِلَّا ذُرِّيَّةٌ مِنْ قَوْمِهِ عَلَى خَوْفٍ مِنْ فِرْعَوْنَ وَمَلَئِهِمْ أَنْ يَفْتِنَهُمْ وَإِنَّ فِرْعَوْنَ لَعَالٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَإِنَّهُ لَمِنَ الْمُسْرِفِينَ [ But none believed in Musa (عليه السلام) except some youths from among his people, for the fear of Pharaoh and his elite that he would persecute them. For Pharaoh was indeed a tyrant in the land, and indeed he was from the transgressors.]


Juz 11,  Yunus, Verse 084

وَقَالَ مُوسَى يَا قَوْمِ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ آَمَنْتُمْ بِاللَّهِ فَعَلَيْهِ تَوَكَّلُوا إِنْ كُنْتُمْ مُسْلِمِينَ [ And Musa (عليه السلام) said, 'O my people! If you have accepted faith in Allah, then you should rely only upon Him, if you are Muslims.']


Juz 11,  Yunus, Verse 085

فَقَالُوا عَلَى اللَّهِ تَوَكَّلْنَا رَبَّنَا لَا تَجْعَلْنَا فِتْنَةً لِلْقَوْمِ الظَّالِمِينَ [ They answered : 'We have placed our trust in Allah. 'O our Lord, do not make us a target of oppression from these tyrant people,' ]


Juz 11,  Yunus, Verse 086

وَنَجِّنَا بِرَحْمَتِكَ مِنَ الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ [  'And with Your mercy, rescue us from the disbelievers.' ]