Surah 29 - The Spider
In the Name
of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
men think that they will be left alone on saying, We believe, and not be tried?
certainly We tried those before them, so Allah will certainly know those who are true and
He will certainly know the liars.
[29.4] Or do
they who work evil think that they will escape Us? Evil is it that they judge!
Whoever hopes to meet Allah, the term appointed by Allah will then most surely come; and
He is the Hearing, the Knowing.
whoever strives hard, he strives only for his own soul; most surely Allah is
Self-sufficient, above (need of) the worlds.
(as for) those who believe and do good, We will most certainly do away with their evil
deeds and We will most certainly reward them the best of what they did.
We have enjoined on man goodness to his parents, and if they contend with you that you
should associate (others) with Me, of which you have no knowledge, do not obey them, to Me
is your return, so I will inform you of what you did.
(as for) those who believe and do good, We will most surely cause them to enter among the
among men is he who says: We believe in Allah; but when he is persecuted in (the way of)
Allah he thinks the persecution of men to be as the chastisement of Allah; and if there
come assistance from your Lord, they would most certainly say: Surely we were with you.
What! is not Allah the best knower of what is in the breasts of mankind.
most certainly Allah will know those who believe and most certainly He will know the
those who disbelieve say to those who believe: Follow our path and we will bear your
wrongs. And never shall they be the bearers of any of their wrongs; most surely they are
most certainly they shall carry their own burdens, and other burdens with their own
burdens, and most certainly they shall be questioned on the resurrection day as to what
certainly We sent Nuh to his people, so he remained among them a thousand years save fifty
years. And the deluge overtook them, while they were unjust.
We delivered him and the inmates of the ark, and made it a sign to the nations.
(We sent) Ibrahim, when he said to his people: Serve Allah and be careful of (your duty
to) Him; this is best for you, if you did but know:
only worship idols besides Allah and you create a lie surely they whom you serve besides
Allah do not control for you any sustenance, therefore seek the sustenance from Allah and
serve Him and be grateful to Him; to Him you shall be brought back.
if you reject (the truth), nations before you did indeed reject (the truth); and nothing
is incumbent on the apostle but a plain delivering (of the message).
What! do they not consider how Allah originates the creation, then reproduces it? Surely
that is easy to Allah.
Travel in the earth and see how He makes the first creation, then Allah creates the latter
creation; surely Allah has power over all things.
punishes whom He pleases and has mercy on whom He pleases, and to Him you shall be turned
you shall not escape in the earth nor in the heaven, and you have neither a protector nor
a helper besides Allah.
(as to) those who disbelieve in the communications of Allah and His meeting, they have
despaired of My mercy, and these it is that shall have a painful punishment.
naught was the answer of his people except that they said: Slay him or burn him; then
Allah delivered him from the fire; most surely there are signs in this for a people who
he said: You have only taken for yourselves idols besides Allah by way of friendship
between you in this world's life, then on the resurrection day some of you shall deny
others, and some of you shall curse others, and your abode is the fire, and you shall not
have any helpers.
Lut believed in Him, and he said: I am fleeing to my Lord, surely He is the Mighty, the
We granted him Ishaq and Yaqoub, and caused the t prophethood and the book to remain in
his seed, and We gave him his reward in this world, and in the hereafter he will most
surely be among the good.
(We sent) Lut when he said to his people: Most surely you are guilty of an indecency which
none of the nations has ever done before you;
What! do you come to the males and commit robbery on the highway, and you commit evil
deeds in your assemblies? But nothing was the answer of his people except that they said:
Bring on us Allah's punishment, if you are one of the truthful.
said: My Lord! help me against the mischievous people.
when Our messengers came to Ibrahim with the good news, they said: Surely we are going to
destroy the people of this town, for its people are unjust.
said: Surely in it is Lut. They said: We know well who is in it; we shall certainly
deliver him and his followers, except his wife; she shall be of those who remain behind.
when Our messengers came to Lut he was grieved on account of them, and he felt powerless
(to protect) them; and they said: Fear not, nor grieve; surely we will deliver you and
your followers, except your wife; she shall be of those who remain behind.
Surely We will cause to come down upon the people of this town a punishment from heaven,
because they transgressed.
certainly We have left a clear sign of it for a people who understand.
to Madyan (We sent) their brother Shuaib, so he said: O my people! serve Allah and fear
the latter day and do not act corruptly in the land, making mischief.
they rejected him, so a severe earthquake overtook them, and they became motionless bodies
in their abode.
(We destroyed) Ad and Samood, and from their dwellings (this) is apparent to you indeed;
and the Shaitan made their deeds fair-seeming to them, so he kept them back from the path,
though they were endowed with intelligence and skill,
(We destroyed) Qaroun and Firon and Haman; and certainly Musa came to them with clear
arguments, but they behaved haughtily in the land; yet they could not outstrip (Us).
each We punished for his sin; of them was he on whom We sent down a violent storm, and of
them was he whom the rumbling overtook, and of them was he whom We made to be swallowed up
by the earth, and of them was he whom We drowned; and it did not beseem Allah that He
should be unjust to them, but they were unjust to their own souls.
parable of those who take guardians besides Allah is as the parable of the spider that
makes for itself a house; and most surely the frailest of the houses is the spider's house
did they but know.
Surely Allah knows whatever thing they call upon besides Him; and He is the Mighty, the
(as for) these examples, We set them forth for men, and none understand them but the
Allah created the heavens and the earth with truth; most surely there is a sign in this
for the believers.
Recite that which has been revealed to you of the Book and keep up prayer; surely prayer
keeps (one) away from indecency and evil, and certainly the remembrance of Allah is the
greatest, and Allah knows what you do.
do not dispute with the followers of the Book except by what is best, except those of them
who act unjustly, and say: We believe in that which has been revealed to us and revealed
to you, and our God and your God is One, and to Him do we submit.
thus have We revealed the Book to you. So those whom We have given the Book believe in it,
and of these there are those who believe in it, and none deny Our communications except
you did not recite before it any book, nor did you transcribe one with your right hand,
for then could those who say untrue things have doubted.
these are clear communications in the breasts of those who are granted knowledge; and none
deny Our communications except the unjust.
they say: Why are not signs sent down upon him from his Lord? Say: The signs are only with
Allah, and I am only a plain warner.
it not enough for them that We have revealed to you the Book which is recited to them?
Most surely there is mercy in this and a reminder for a people who believe.
Allah is sufficient as a witness between me and you; He knows what is in the heavens and
the earth. And (as for) those who believe in the falsehood and disbelieve in Allah, these
it is that are the losers.
they ask you to hasten on the chastisement; and had not a term been appointed, the
chastisement would certainly have come to them; and most certainly it will come to them
all of a sudden while they will not perceive.
ask you to hasten on the chastisement, and most surely hell encompasses the unbelievers;
the day when the chastisement shall cover them from above them, and from beneath their
feet; and He shall say: Taste what you did.
[29.56] O My
servants who believe! surely My earth is vast, therefore Me alone should you serve.
Every soul must taste of death, then to Us you shall be brought back.
(as for) those who believe and do good, We will certainly give them abode in the high
places in gardens beneath which rivers flow, abiding therein; how good the reward of the
Those who are patient, and on their Lord do they rely.
how many a living creature that does not carry its sustenance: Allah sustains it and
yourselves; and He is the Hearing, the Knowing.
if you ask them, Who created the heavens and the earth and made the sun and the moon
subservient, they will certainly say, Allah. Whence are they then turned away?
Allah makes abundant the means of subsistence for whom He pleases of His servants, and
straitens them for whom (He pleases) surely Allah is Cognizant of all things.
if you ask them Who is it that sends down water from the clouds, then gives life to the
earth with it after its death, they will certainly say, Allah. Say: All praise is due to
Allah. Nay, most of them do not understand.
this life of the world is nothing but a sport and a play; and as for the next abode, that
most surely is the life -- did they but know!
when they ride in the ships they call upon Allah, being sincerely obedient to Him, but
when He brings them safe to the land, lo! they associate others (with Him);
they become ungrateful for what We have given them, so that they may enjoy; but they shall
they not see that We have made a sacred territory secure, while men are carried off by
force from around them? Will they still believe in the falsehood and disbelieve in the
favor of Allah?
who is more unjust than one who forges a lie against Allah, or gives the lie to the truth
when it has come to him? Will not in hell be the abode of the unbelievers?
(as for) those who strive hard for Us, We will most certainly guide them in Our ways; and
Allah is most surely with the doers of good.
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