English Translation and Commentary of the Holy Quran (2010)

by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Chapter 40: Al-Mumin — The Believer (Revealed at Makkah: 9 sections, 85 verses)

Section 8 (Verses 40:69–40:78): The End of Opposition


اَلَمۡ تَرَ اِلَی الَّذِیۡنَ یُجَادِلُوۡنَ فِیۡۤ اٰیٰتِ اللّٰہِ ؕ اَنّٰی یُصۡرَفُوۡنَ ﴿ۖۛۚ۶۹﴾

40:69 Do you not see those who dispute concerning the messages of Allah? How are they turned away (from truth)! —

الَّذِیۡنَ کَذَّبُوۡا بِالۡکِتٰبِ وَ بِمَاۤ اَرۡسَلۡنَا بِہٖ رُسُلَنَا ۟ۛ فَسَوۡفَ یَعۡلَمُوۡنَ ﴿ۙ۷۰﴾

40:70 those who reject the Book and that with which We have sent Our messengers. But they shall soon know.

اِذِ الۡاَغۡلٰلُ فِیۡۤ اَعۡنَاقِہِمۡ وَ السَّلٰسِلُ ؕ یُسۡحَبُوۡنَ ﴿ۙ۷۱﴾

40:71 When the fetters are on their necks and the chains. They are dragged

فِی الۡحَمِیۡمِ ۬ۙ ثُمَّ فِی النَّارِ یُسۡجَرُوۡنَ ﴿ۚ۷۲﴾

40:72 into hot water; then in the Fire they are burned.

ثُمَّ قِیۡلَ لَہُمۡ اَیۡنَ مَا کُنۡتُمۡ تُشۡرِکُوۡنَ ﴿ۙ۷۳﴾

40:73 Then it is said to them: Where are those that you used to set up (as gods)

مِنۡ دُوۡنِ اللّٰہِ ؕ قَالُوۡا ضَلُّوۡا عَنَّا بَلۡ لَّمۡ نَکُنۡ نَّدۡعُوۡا مِنۡ قَبۡلُ شَیۡئًا ؕ کَذٰلِکَ یُضِلُّ اللّٰہُ الۡکٰفِرِیۡنَ ﴿۷۴﴾

40:74 besides Allah? They will say: They have failed us; rather, we did not call upon anything before. Thus does Allah make the disbelievers perplexed.

ذٰلِکُمۡ بِمَا کُنۡتُمۡ تَفۡرَحُوۡنَ فِی الۡاَرۡضِ بِغَیۡرِ الۡحَقِّ وَ بِمَا کُنۡتُمۡ تَمۡرَحُوۡنَ ﴿ۚ۷۵﴾

40:75 That is because you exulted in the land unjustly and because you behaved insolently.

اُدۡخُلُوۡۤا اَبۡوَابَ جَہَنَّمَ خٰلِدِیۡنَ فِیۡہَا ۚ فَبِئۡسَ مَثۡوَی الۡمُتَکَبِّرِیۡنَ ﴿۷۶﴾

40:76 Enter the gates of hell to abide in it; and evil is the abode of the proud.

فَاصۡبِرۡ اِنَّ وَعۡدَ اللّٰہِ حَقٌّ ۚ فَاِمَّا نُرِیَنَّکَ بَعۡضَ الَّذِیۡ نَعِدُہُمۡ اَوۡ نَتَوَفَّیَنَّکَ فَاِلَیۡنَا یُرۡجَعُوۡنَ ﴿۷۷﴾

40:77 Therefore be patient, surely the promise of Allah is true. But whether We show you part of what We promise them, or cause you to die (before it), to Us shall they be returned.1

وَ لَقَدۡ اَرۡسَلۡنَا رُسُلًا مِّنۡ قَبۡلِکَ مِنۡہُمۡ مَّنۡ قَصَصۡنَا عَلَیۡکَ وَ مِنۡہُمۡ مَّنۡ لَّمۡ نَقۡصُصۡ عَلَیۡکَ ؕ وَ مَا کَانَ لِرَسُوۡلٍ اَنۡ یَّاۡتِیَ بِاٰیَۃٍ اِلَّا بِاِذۡنِ اللّٰہِ ۚ فَاِذَا جَآءَ اَمۡرُ اللّٰہِ قُضِیَ بِالۡحَقِّ وَ خَسِرَ ہُنَالِکَ الۡمُبۡطِلُوۡنَ ﴿٪۷۸﴾

40:78 And certainly We sent messengers before you — among them are those We have mentioned to you and among them are those We have not mentioned to you. Nor was it possible for a messenger to bring a sign except with Allah’s permission; so when Allah’s command comes, judgment is given with truth, and those who treat (it) as a lie are lost.


  1. This only emphasizes that they must suffer the evil consequences of their deeds, whether the Prophet lives to see their punishment or dies before it.