The Noble Qur'an » Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) - الدخان
حم الدخان 
Ha, Meem. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
وَالْكِتَابِ الْمُبِينِ الدخان 
By the clear Book, Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةٍ مُّبَارَكَةٍ ۚ إِنَّا كُنَّا مُنذِرِينَ الدخان 
Indeed, We sent it down during a blessed night. Indeed, We were to warn [mankind]. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
فِيهَا يُفْرَقُ كُلُّ أَمْرٍ حَكِيمٍ الدخان 
On that night is made distinct every precise matter - Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
أَمْرًا مِّنْ عِندِنَا ۚ إِنَّا كُنَّا مُرْسِلِينَ الدخان 
[Every] matter [proceeding] from Us. Indeed, We were to send [a messenger] Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
رَحْمَةً مِّن رَّبِّكَ ۚ إِنَّهُ هُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ الدخان 
As mercy from your Lord. Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Knowing. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
رَبِّ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا ۖ إِن كُنتُم مُّوقِنِينَ الدخان 
Lord of the heavens and the earth and that between them, if you would be certain. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ يُحْيِي وَيُمِيتُ ۖ رَبُّكُمْ وَرَبُّ آبَائِكُمُ الْأَوَّلِينَ الدخان 
There is no deity except Him; He gives life and causes death. [He is] your Lord and the Lord of your first forefathers. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
بَلْ هُمْ فِي شَكٍّ يَلْعَبُونَ الدخان 
But they are in doubt, amusing themselves. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
فَارْتَقِبْ يَوْمَ تَأْتِي السَّمَاءُ بِدُخَانٍ مُّبِينٍ الدخان 
Then watch for the Day when the sky will bring a visible smoke. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
يَغْشَى النَّاسَ ۖ هَٰذَا عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ الدخان 
Covering the people; this is a painful torment. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
رَّبَّنَا اكْشِفْ عَنَّا الْعَذَابَ إِنَّا مُؤْمِنُونَ الدخان 
[They will say], "Our Lord, remove from us the torment; indeed, we are believers." Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
أَنَّىٰ لَهُمُ الذِّكْرَىٰ وَقَدْ جَاءَهُمْ رَسُولٌ مُّبِينٌ الدخان 
How will there be for them a reminder [at that time]? And there had come to them a clear Messenger. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
ثُمَّ تَوَلَّوْا عَنْهُ وَقَالُوا مُعَلَّمٌ مَّجْنُونٌ الدخان 
Then they turned away from him and said, "[He was] taught [and is] a madman." Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
إِنَّا كَاشِفُو الْعَذَابِ قَلِيلًا ۚ إِنَّكُمْ عَائِدُونَ الدخان 
Indeed, We will remove the torment for a little. Indeed, you [disbelievers] will return [to disbelief]. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
يَوْمَ نَبْطِشُ الْبَطْشَةَ الْكُبْرَىٰ إِنَّا مُنتَقِمُونَ الدخان 
The Day We will strike with the greatest assault, indeed, We will take retribution. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
وَلَقَدْ فَتَنَّا قَبْلَهُمْ قَوْمَ فِرْعَوْنَ وَجَاءَهُمْ رَسُولٌ كَرِيمٌ الدخان 
And We had already tried before them the people of Pharaoh, and there came to them a noble messenger, Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
أَنْ أَدُّوا إِلَيَّ عِبَادَ اللَّهِ ۖ إِنِّي لَكُمْ رَسُولٌ أَمِينٌ الدخان 
[Saying], "Render to me the servants of Allah. Indeed, I am to you a trustworthy messenger," Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
وَأَن لَّا تَعْلُوا عَلَى اللَّهِ ۖ إِنِّي آتِيكُم بِسُلْطَانٍ مُّبِينٍ الدخان 
And [saying], "Be not haughty with Allah. Indeed, I have come to you with clear authority. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
وَإِنِّي عُذْتُ بِرَبِّي وَرَبِّكُمْ أَن تَرْجُمُونِ الدخان 
And indeed, I have sought refuge in my Lord and your Lord, lest you stone me. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
وَإِن لَّمْ تُؤْمِنُوا لِي فَاعْتَزِلُونِ الدخان 
But if you do not believe me, then leave me alone." Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
فَدَعَا رَبَّهُ أَنَّ هَٰؤُلَاءِ قَوْمٌ مُّجْرِمُونَ الدخان 
And [finally] he called to his Lord that these were a criminal people. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
فَأَسْرِ بِعِبَادِي لَيْلًا إِنَّكُم مُّتَّبَعُونَ الدخان 
[Allah said], "Then set out with My servants by night. Indeed, you are to be pursued. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
وَاتْرُكِ الْبَحْرَ رَهْوًا ۖ إِنَّهُمْ جُندٌ مُّغْرَقُونَ الدخان 
And leave the sea in stillness. Indeed, they are an army to be drowned." Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
كَمْ تَرَكُوا مِن جَنَّاتٍ وَعُيُونٍ الدخان 
How much they left behind of gardens and springs Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
وَزُرُوعٍ وَمَقَامٍ كَرِيمٍ الدخان 
And crops and noble sites Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
وَنَعْمَةٍ كَانُوا فِيهَا فَاكِهِينَ الدخان 
And comfort wherein they were amused. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
كَذَٰلِكَ ۖ وَأَوْرَثْنَاهَا قَوْمًا آخَرِينَ الدخان 
Thus. And We caused to inherit it another people. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
فَمَا بَكَتْ عَلَيْهِمُ السَّمَاءُ وَالْأَرْضُ وَمَا كَانُوا مُنظَرِينَ الدخان 
And the heaven and earth wept not for them, nor were they reprieved. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
وَلَقَدْ نَجَّيْنَا بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ مِنَ الْعَذَابِ الْمُهِينِ الدخان 
And We certainly saved the Children of Israel from the humiliating torment - Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
مِن فِرْعَوْنَ ۚ إِنَّهُ كَانَ عَالِيًا مِّنَ الْمُسْرِفِينَ الدخان 
From Pharaoh. Indeed, he was a haughty one among the transgressors. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
وَلَقَدِ اخْتَرْنَاهُمْ عَلَىٰ عِلْمٍ عَلَى الْعَالَمِينَ الدخان 
And We certainly chose them by knowledge over [all] the worlds. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
وَآتَيْنَاهُم مِّنَ الْآيَاتِ مَا فِيهِ بَلَاءٌ مُّبِينٌ الدخان 
And We gave them of signs that in which there was a clear trial. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
إِنَّ هَٰؤُلَاءِ لَيَقُولُونَ الدخان 
Indeed, these [disbelievers] are saying, Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
إِنْ هِيَ إِلَّا مَوْتَتُنَا الْأُولَىٰ وَمَا نَحْنُ بِمُنشَرِينَ الدخان 
"There is not but our first death, and we will not be resurrected. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
فَأْتُوا بِآبَائِنَا إِن كُنتُمْ صَادِقِينَ الدخان 
Then bring [back] our forefathers, if you should be truthful." Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
أَهُمْ خَيْرٌ أَمْ قَوْمُ تُبَّعٍ وَالَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ ۚ أَهْلَكْنَاهُمْ ۖ إِنَّهُمْ كَانُوا مُجْرِمِينَ الدخان 
Are they better or the people of Tubba' and those before them? We destroyed them, [for] indeed, they were criminals. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
وَمَا خَلَقْنَا السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا لَاعِبِينَ الدخان 
And We did not create the heavens and earth and that between them in play. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
مَا خَلَقْنَاهُمَا إِلَّا بِالْحَقِّ وَلَٰكِنَّ أَكْثَرَهُمْ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ الدخان 
We did not create them except in truth, but most of them do not know. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
إِنَّ يَوْمَ الْفَصْلِ مِيقَاتُهُمْ أَجْمَعِينَ الدخان 
Indeed, the Day of Judgement is the appointed time for them all - Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
يَوْمَ لَا يُغْنِي مَوْلًى عَن مَّوْلًى شَيْئًا وَلَا هُمْ يُنصَرُونَ الدخان 
The Day when no relation will avail a relation at all, nor will they be helped - Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
إِلَّا مَن رَّحِمَ اللَّهُ ۚ إِنَّهُ هُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الرَّحِيمُ الدخان 
Except those [believers] on whom Allah has mercy. Indeed, He is the Exalted in Might, the Merciful. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
إِنَّ شَجَرَتَ الزَّقُّومِ الدخان 
Indeed, the tree of zaqqum Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
طَعَامُ الْأَثِيمِ الدخان 
Is food for the sinful. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
كَالْمُهْلِ يَغْلِي فِي الْبُطُونِ الدخان 
Like murky oil, it boils within bellies Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
كَغَلْيِ الْحَمِيمِ الدخان 
Like the boiling of scalding water. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
خُذُوهُ فَاعْتِلُوهُ إِلَىٰ سَوَاءِ الْجَحِيمِ الدخان 
[It will be commanded], "Seize him and drag him into the midst of the Hellfire, Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
ثُمَّ صُبُّوا فَوْقَ رَأْسِهِ مِنْ عَذَابِ الْحَمِيمِ الدخان 
Then pour over his head from the torment of scalding water." Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
ذُقْ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْعَزِيزُ الْكَرِيمُ الدخان 
[It will be said], "Taste! Indeed, you are the honored, the noble! Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
إِنَّ هَٰذَا مَا كُنتُم بِهِ تَمْتَرُونَ الدخان 
Indeed, this is what you used to dispute." Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
إِنَّ الْمُتَّقِينَ فِي مَقَامٍ أَمِينٍ الدخان 
Indeed, the righteous will be in a secure place; Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
فِي جَنَّاتٍ وَعُيُونٍ الدخان 
Within gardens and springs, Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
يَلْبَسُونَ مِن سُندُسٍ وَإِسْتَبْرَقٍ مُّتَقَابِلِينَ الدخان 
Wearing [garments of] fine silk and brocade, facing each other. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
كَذَٰلِكَ وَزَوَّجْنَاهُم بِحُورٍ عِينٍ الدخان 
Thus. And We will marry them to fair women with large, [beautiful] eyes. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
يَدْعُونَ فِيهَا بِكُلِّ فَاكِهَةٍ آمِنِينَ الدخان 
They will call therein for every [kind of] fruit - safe and secure. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
لَا يَذُوقُونَ فِيهَا الْمَوْتَ إِلَّا الْمَوْتَةَ الْأُولَىٰ ۖ وَوَقَاهُمْ عَذَابَ الْجَحِيمِ الدخان 
They will not taste death therein except the first death, and He will have protected them from the punishment of Hellfire Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
فَضْلًا مِّن رَّبِّكَ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ هُوَ الْفَوْزُ الْعَظِيمُ الدخان 
As bounty from your Lord. That is what is the great attainment. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
فَإِنَّمَا يَسَّرْنَاهُ بِلِسَانِكَ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَذَكَّرُونَ الدخان 
And indeed, We have eased the Qur'an in your tongue that they might be reminded. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
فَارْتَقِبْ إِنَّهُم مُّرْتَقِبُونَ الدخان 
So watch, [O Muhammad]; indeed, they are watching [for your end]. Ad-Dukhan ( The Smoke ) 
What is Holy Quran?
This week, for the first time, Holy Quran Reading. Christians and Muslims on two continents have gathered under one roof to celebrate what they believe to be one of the world’s most important books. Holy Quran Reading But while Muslims praise it as the divine word of God, they disagree about what the text says about God.
Who is God? Muslims believe that God is a single being who is all-knowing, all-powerful, and perfect. Holy Quran Reading To Muslims, he has no gender, no age, and no beginning.
Muslims believe that their God is one of three celestial beings with different functions, often referred to as the guardians. God, the father is Al-Rahman, the exalted father, and God the Son is Al-`Aziz, the benevolent son. God the Mother is Al-Israal or the she-dragon.
So how did this fundamental set of beliefs come about? They are said to have come about by the Prophet Muhammad himself.
The Islamic prophet went up to the summit of Mount Arafat in Mecca and recited a couplet to the heavens: “My Lord and my God, Who will guide me to the Straight Way? And Who will lead me to the Presence of the Throne of Justice? Who will guide me to the Straight Way?”
Muslims believe that this was the prophet’s revelation to his Lord.
At that moment, Muslims say, Holy Quran Reading. God agreed that there would never be any conflict between man and his deity.
“The Quran explains that we should consider God’s attributes as pure and absolute. If we use human logic, we find that they are. Holy Quran Reading. God is beyond human laws and, so, is everything else,” said Suhaib Saleem, an Islamic scholar.
One of the most significant areas where Muslims differ about God is his creation of the world and humankind. Holy Quran Reading. Muslims believe that God created humans from clay. On the other hand, Christians believe that God created Adam from the dust of the earth.
What is the creator of the heavens and earth like?
“God is not like other humans,” Saleem said. “He’s infinite, indescribable, and omnipresent, so his attributes cannot be defined. So he cannot be called masculine or feminine. God cannot be analyzed by human intellect, but instead is explained only by revelation.”
How many days is he with his creation?
“God created the heavens and the earth in six 24-hour days. But since the day we are celebrating today is the Eid al-Fitr, the holiday commemorating the end of Ramadan, we are going by the Islamic lunar calendar, which calculates the length of days differently than the lunar calendar,” said Saleem. “In Islam, the Muslim calendar is used to mark the Islamic years.”
As for the state of nature, Muslims believe that all-powerful God created mankind in the Garden of Eden as “shareholders” in the earth. Holy Quran ReadingAccording to Islam, Adam and Eve disobeyed God and broke his commandment to not eat from the tree of knowledge.
For that transgression, God sent down a plague of locusts who stole man’s food and exposed him to temptation. In response, Adam and Eve were cast out of the garden. In the seventh century, Muslims believe that God sent a messenger named Ishmael to tell them that they must return to the land of the living if they wanted to be saved.
So God is cold-hearted?
“All right, but God also commands us to love each other,” Saleem said. “Even when a Muslim is killing another Muslim, he says he’s doing it to save him. If he truly believed that he should be killed, he wouldn’t obey the commands of God. So, no, I don’t think God is coldhearted.”
How can a dead person communicate with God?
“What is really unusual about God is that he is, in fact, present in everyone and in everyone, he is everywhere,” Saleem said. “If a person dies and is buried, and he believes that he will be resurrected, he will be reborn, like we are reborn from one birth to another.
God can be anywhere at any time. He doesn’t have a permanent home. He’s everywhere, and when you think of God, think of God not as a faraway God, but think of him as present with you all the time.”
To Muslims, he is also omnipresent. In their words, the prophet Muhammad said, “If God is sitting in a corner of a room and you sit at the other end of the room, you can hear his voice in a distance.”
All of this makes many Christians and Jews a little uncomfortable.
“I have never met a Muslim who actually says that Islam is a fair and just religion, because of the problems that are present with Muslims and their treatment of people of other faiths,” said Brian Daniels, a psychologist and a member of the State University of New York at New Paltz faculty of philosophy and religion.
“The fact that God can do anything and can do everything, and if we can’t understand his ways and the nature of his will, we are to be shunned and considered as unfaithful, is so far from the Christian and Jewish belief that anyone who tries to apply that to their own religions is missing the point and gets in their own way.”
What is the basic rule of prayer in Islam?
“In the holy Quran, the first thing that Allah tells us to do when we pray is to bow down before him, to call him by his name, ‘O Lord.’ And we don’t pray with any form of affirmation or negation, or telling him what we want,” Saleem said.
“It’s very much about thankfulness and supplication. After that, he gives us guidance on how to pray, what to do, and how to bow. After that, the rest is up to us. If we get stuck somewhere, we can always go back to his word and keep on praying until we come to a place of clarity.”
What are some of the world’s great mosques?
“I personally visited the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and the Al-Hussaini Mosque in Najaf, Iraq,” Saleem said. “I was deeply moved by both places, as well as the Dome of the Rock mosque in Jerusalem. Also, I had the honor to meet some Muslims during my mission to Mecca.
Some of them are experts on Islamic architecture, such as Yusuf Altu’ai, who designed the first mosque in Malaysia, and who is famous for his expertise on Islamic architecture, and Dr. Raeesi Badeen, who designed a mosque in Bangladesh that took eight years to complete.”