The Noble Qur'an » Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) - المدثر
يَا أَيُّهَا الْمُدَّثِّرُ المدثر 
O you who covers himself [with a garment], Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
قُمْ فَأَنذِرْ المدثر 
Arise and warn Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
وَرَبَّكَ فَكَبِّرْ المدثر 
And your Lord glorify Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
وَثِيَابَكَ فَطَهِّرْ المدثر 
And your clothing purify Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
وَالرُّجْزَ فَاهْجُرْ المدثر 
And uncleanliness avoid Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
وَلَا تَمْنُن تَسْتَكْثِرُ المدثر 
And do not confer favor to acquire more Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
وَلِرَبِّكَ فَاصْبِرْ المدثر 
But for your Lord be patient. Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
فَإِذَا نُقِرَ فِي النَّاقُورِ المدثر 
And when the trumpet is blown, Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
فَذَٰلِكَ يَوْمَئِذٍ يَوْمٌ عَسِيرٌ المدثر 
That Day will be a difficult day Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
عَلَى الْكَافِرِينَ غَيْرُ يَسِيرٍ المدثر 
For the disbelievers - not easy. Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
ذَرْنِي وَمَنْ خَلَقْتُ وَحِيدًا المدثر 
Leave Me with the one I created alone Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
وَجَعَلْتُ لَهُ مَالًا مَّمْدُودًا المدثر 
And to whom I granted extensive wealth Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
وَبَنِينَ شُهُودًا المدثر 
And children present [with him] Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
وَمَهَّدتُّ لَهُ تَمْهِيدًا المدثر 
And spread [everything] before him, easing [his life]. Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
ثُمَّ يَطْمَعُ أَنْ أَزِيدَ المدثر 
Then he desires that I should add more. Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
كَلَّا ۖ إِنَّهُ كَانَ لِآيَاتِنَا عَنِيدًا المدثر 
No! Indeed, he has been toward Our verses obstinate. Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
سَأُرْهِقُهُ صَعُودًا المدثر 
I will cover him with arduous torment. Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
إِنَّهُ فَكَّرَ وَقَدَّرَ المدثر 
Indeed, he thought and deliberated. Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
فَقُتِلَ كَيْفَ قَدَّرَ المدثر 
So may he be destroyed [for] how he deliberated. Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
ثُمَّ قُتِلَ كَيْفَ قَدَّرَ المدثر 
Then may he be destroyed [for] how he deliberated. Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
ثُمَّ نَظَرَ المدثر 
Then he considered [again]; Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
ثُمَّ عَبَسَ وَبَسَرَ المدثر 
Then he frowned and scowled; Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
ثُمَّ أَدْبَرَ وَاسْتَكْبَرَ المدثر 
Then he turned back and was arrogant Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
فَقَالَ إِنْ هَٰذَا إِلَّا سِحْرٌ يُؤْثَرُ المدثر 
And said, "This is not but magic imitated [from others]. Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
إِنْ هَٰذَا إِلَّا قَوْلُ الْبَشَرِ المدثر 
This is not but the word of a human being." Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
سَأُصْلِيهِ سَقَرَ المدثر 
I will drive him into Saqar. Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا سَقَرُ المدثر 
And what can make you know what is Saqar? Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
لَا تُبْقِي وَلَا تَذَرُ المدثر 
It lets nothing remain and leaves nothing [unburned], Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
لَوَّاحَةٌ لِّلْبَشَرِ المدثر 
Blackening the skins. Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
عَلَيْهَا تِسْعَةَ عَشَرَ المدثر 
Over it are nineteen [angels]. Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
وَمَا جَعَلْنَا أَصْحَابَ النَّارِ إِلَّا مَلَائِكَةً ۙ وَمَا جَعَلْنَا عِدَّتَهُمْ إِلَّا فِتْنَةً لِّلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لِيَسْتَيْقِنَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ وَيَزْدَادَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِيمَانًا ۙ وَلَا يَرْتَابَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ وَالْمُؤْمِنُونَ ۙ وَلِيَقُولَ الَّذِينَ فِي قُلُوبِهِم مَّرَضٌ وَالْكَافِرُونَ مَاذَا أَرَادَ اللَّهُ بِهَٰذَا مَثَلًا ۚ كَذَٰلِكَ يُضِلُّ اللَّهُ مَن يَشَاءُ وَيَهْدِي مَن يَشَاءُ ۚ وَمَا يَعْلَمُ جُنُودَ رَبِّكَ إِلَّا هُوَ ۚ وَمَا هِيَ إِلَّا ذِكْرَىٰ لِلْبَشَرِ المدثر 
And We have not made the keepers of the Fire except angels. And We have not made their number except as a trial for those who disbelieve - that those who were given the Scripture will be convinced and those who have believed will increase in faith and those who were given the Scripture and the believers will not doubt and that those in whose hearts is hypocrisy and the disbelievers will say, "What does Allah intend by this as an example?" Thus does Allah leave astray whom He wills and guides whom He wills. And none knows the soldiers of your Lord except Him. And mention of the Fire is not but a reminder to humanity. Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
كَلَّا وَالْقَمَرِ المدثر 
No! By the moon Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
وَاللَّيْلِ إِذْ أَدْبَرَ المدثر 
And [by] the night when it departs Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
وَالصُّبْحِ إِذَا أَسْفَرَ المدثر 
And [by] the morning when it brightens, Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
إِنَّهَا لَإِحْدَى الْكُبَرِ المدثر 
Indeed, the Fire is of the greatest [afflictions] Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
نَذِيرًا لِّلْبَشَرِ المدثر 
As a warning to humanity - Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
لِمَن شَاءَ مِنكُمْ أَن يَتَقَدَّمَ أَوْ يَتَأَخَّرَ المدثر 
To whoever wills among you to proceed or stay behind. Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
كُلُّ نَفْسٍ بِمَا كَسَبَتْ رَهِينَةٌ المدثر 
Every soul, for what it has earned, will be retained Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
إِلَّا أَصْحَابَ الْيَمِينِ المدثر 
Except the companions of the right, Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
فِي جَنَّاتٍ يَتَسَاءَلُونَ المدثر 
[Who will be] in gardens, questioning each other Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
عَنِ الْمُجْرِمِينَ المدثر 
About the criminals, Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
مَا سَلَكَكُمْ فِي سَقَرَ المدثر 
[And asking them], "What put you into Saqar?" Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
قَالُوا لَمْ نَكُ مِنَ الْمُصَلِّينَ المدثر 
They will say, "We were not of those who prayed, Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
وَلَمْ نَكُ نُطْعِمُ الْمِسْكِينَ المدثر 
Nor did we used to feed the poor. Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
وَكُنَّا نَخُوضُ مَعَ الْخَائِضِينَ المدثر 
And we used to enter into vain discourse with those who engaged [in it], Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
وَكُنَّا نُكَذِّبُ بِيَوْمِ الدِّينِ المدثر 
And we used to deny the Day of Recompense Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
حَتَّىٰ أَتَانَا الْيَقِينُ المدثر 
Until there came to us the certainty." Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
فَمَا تَنفَعُهُمْ شَفَاعَةُ الشَّافِعِينَ المدثر 
So there will not benefit them the intercession of [any] intercessors. Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
فَمَا لَهُمْ عَنِ التَّذْكِرَةِ مُعْرِضِينَ المدثر 
Then what is [the matter] with them that they are, from the reminder, turning away Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
كَأَنَّهُمْ حُمُرٌ مُّسْتَنفِرَةٌ المدثر 
As if they were alarmed donkeys Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
فَرَّتْ مِن قَسْوَرَةٍ المدثر 
Fleeing from a lion? Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
بَلْ يُرِيدُ كُلُّ امْرِئٍ مِّنْهُمْ أَن يُؤْتَىٰ صُحُفًا مُّنَشَّرَةً المدثر 
Rather, every person among them desires that he would be given scriptures spread about. Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
كَلَّا ۖ بَل لَّا يَخَافُونَ الْآخِرَةَ المدثر 
No! But they do not fear the Hereafter. Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
كَلَّا إِنَّهُ تَذْكِرَةٌ المدثر 
No! Indeed, the Qur'an is a reminder Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
فَمَن شَاءَ ذَكَرَهُ المدثر 
Then whoever wills will remember it. Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
وَمَا يَذْكُرُونَ إِلَّا أَن يَشَاءَ اللَّهُ ۚ هُوَ أَهْلُ التَّقْوَىٰ وَأَهْلُ الْمَغْفِرَةِ المدثر 
And they will not remember except that Allah wills. He is worthy of fear and adequate for [granting] forgiveness. Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 
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.”