English Translation and Commentary of the Holy Quran (2010)

by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Chapter 63: Al-Munafiqun — The Hypocrites (Revealed at Madinah: 2 sections, 11 verses)

Section 2 (Verses 63:9–63:11): An Exhortation


یٰۤاَیُّہَا الَّذِیۡنَ اٰمَنُوۡا لَا تُلۡہِکُمۡ اَمۡوَالُکُمۡ وَ لَاۤ اَوۡلَادُکُمۡ عَنۡ ذِکۡرِ اللّٰہِ ۚ وَ مَنۡ یَّفۡعَلۡ ذٰلِکَ فَاُولٰٓئِکَ ہُمُ الۡخٰسِرُوۡنَ ﴿۹﴾

63:9 O you who believe, do not let your wealth nor your children divert you from the remembrance of Allah; and whoever does that, these are the losers.

وَ اَنۡفِقُوۡا مِنۡ مَّا رَزَقۡنٰکُمۡ مِّنۡ قَبۡلِ اَنۡ یَّاۡتِیَ اَحَدَکُمُ الۡمَوۡتُ فَیَقُوۡلَ رَبِّ لَوۡ لَاۤ اَخَّرۡتَنِیۡۤ اِلٰۤی اَجَلٍ قَرِیۡبٍ ۙ فَاَصَّدَّقَ وَ اَکُنۡ مِّنَ الصّٰلِحِیۡنَ ﴿۱۰﴾

63:10 And spend (on good works) out of what We have given you before death comes to one of you, and he says: My Lord, why did You not grant me respite for a little while (longer), so that I should have given in charity and been among the doers of good deeds?

وَ لَنۡ یُّؤَخِّرَ اللّٰہُ نَفۡسًا اِذَا جَآءَ اَجَلُہَا ؕ وَ اللّٰہُ خَبِیۡرٌۢ بِمَا تَعۡمَلُوۡنَ ﴿٪۱۱﴾

63:11 But Allah does not respite a soul, when its term comes. And Allah is Aware of what you do.