English Translation and Commentary of the Holy Quran (2010)

by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Chapter 41: Ha Mim — Ha Mim (Revealed at Makkah: 6 sections, 54 verses)

Section 4 (Verses 41:26–41:32): Believers Strengthened


وَ قَالَ الَّذِیۡنَ کَفَرُوۡا لَا تَسۡمَعُوۡا لِہٰذَا الۡقُرۡاٰنِ وَ الۡغَوۡا فِیۡہِ لَعَلَّکُمۡ تَغۡلِبُوۡنَ ﴿۲۶﴾

41:26 And those who disbelieve say: Do not listen to this Quran but make noise therein, perhaps you may overcome.

فَلَنُذِیۡقَنَّ الَّذِیۡنَ کَفَرُوۡا عَذَابًا شَدِیۡدًا ۙ وَّ لَنَجۡزِیَنَّہُمۡ اَسۡوَاَ الَّذِیۡ کَانُوۡا یَعۡمَلُوۡنَ ﴿۲۷﴾

41:27 So We shall certainly make those who disbelieve taste a severe punishment, and We shall certainly recompense them for the worst of what they did.

ذٰلِکَ جَزَآءُ اَعۡدَآءِ اللّٰہِ النَّارُ ۚ لَہُمۡ فِیۡہَا دَارُ الۡخُلۡدِ ؕ جَزَآءًۢ بِمَا کَانُوۡا بِاٰیٰتِنَا یَجۡحَدُوۡنَ ﴿۲۸﴾

41:28 That is the reward of Allah’s enemies — the Fire. They shall have in it the home to abide — a recompense for their denying Our messages.

وَ قَالَ الَّذِیۡنَ کَفَرُوۡا رَبَّنَاۤ اَرِنَا الَّذَیۡنِ اَضَلّٰنَا مِنَ الۡجِنِّ وَ الۡاِنۡسِ نَجۡعَلۡہُمَا تَحۡتَ اَقۡدَامِنَا لِیَکُوۡنَا مِنَ الۡاَسۡفَلِیۡنَ ﴿۲۹﴾

41:29 And those who disbelieve will say: Our Lord, show us those who led us astray from among jinn and people that we may trample them under our feet, so that they may be among the lowest.

اِنَّ الَّذِیۡنَ قَالُوۡا رَبُّنَا اللّٰہُ ثُمَّ اسۡتَقَامُوۡا تَتَنَزَّلُ عَلَیۡہِمُ الۡمَلٰٓئِکَۃُ اَلَّا تَخَافُوۡا وَ لَا تَحۡزَنُوۡا وَ اَبۡشِرُوۡا بِالۡجَنَّۃِ الَّتِیۡ کُنۡتُمۡ تُوۡعَدُوۡنَ ﴿۳۰﴾

41:30 Those who say, Our Lord is Allah, then continue in the right way, the angels descend upon them saying: Do not fear, nor grieve, and receive good news of the Garden which you were promised.

نَحۡنُ اَوۡلِیٰٓؤُکُمۡ فِی الۡحَیٰوۃِ الدُّنۡیَا وَ فِی الۡاٰخِرَۃِ ۚ وَ لَکُمۡ فِیۡہَا مَا تَشۡتَہِیۡۤ اَنۡفُسُکُمۡ وَ لَکُمۡ فِیۡہَا مَا تَدَّعُوۡنَ ﴿ؕ۳۱﴾

41:31 We are your friends in this world’s life and in the Hereafter, and you have in it what your souls desire and you have in it what you ask for.1

نُزُلًا مِّنۡ غَفُوۡرٍ رَّحِیۡمٍ ﴿٪۳۲﴾

41:32 A welcome gift from the Forgiving, the Merciful.


  1. Verses 30 and 31 show that it is in this life that the angels descend upon the faithful, giving them the joyful news that they should not have any fear. In fact, it is here, when the faithful are persecuted and oppressed, and when the powers of evil seem to have the upper hand, that such assurances are most needed, and it is here that the angels give them comfort and strength to bear hardships, and thus they ultimately overcome the forces of evil.