فَمَنِ ٱبۡتَغَىٰ وَرَآءَ ذَٰلِكَ فَأُوْلَـٰٓئِكَ هُمُ ٱلۡعَادُونَBut whoever seeks beyond that, then they are the transgressors –
وَٱلَّذِينَ هُمۡ لِأَمَٰنَٰتِهِمۡ وَعَهۡدِهِمۡ رَٰعُونَAnd those who are to their trusts and promises attentive.
وَٱلَّذِينَ هُم بِشَهَٰدَٰتِهِمۡ قَآئِمُونَAnd those who are in their testimonies upright
وَٱلَّذِينَ هُمۡ عَلَىٰ صَلَاتِهِمۡ يُحَافِظُونَAnd those who [carefully] maintain their prayer:
أُوْلَـٰٓئِكَ فِي جَنَّـٰتٖ مُّكۡرَمُونَThey will be in gardens, honored.
1- In Paradise.
فَمَالِ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ قِبَلَكَ مُهۡطِعِينَSo what is [the matter] with those who disbelieve, hastening [from] before you, [O Muúammad],
عَنِ ٱلۡيَمِينِ وَعَنِ ٱلشِّمَالِ عِزِينَ[To sit] on [your] right and [your] left in separate groups?
1- They sat at a distance in order to oppose and mock the Prophet (), claiming that they would enter Paradise before the believers.
أَيَطۡمَعُ كُلُّ ٱمۡرِيٕٖ مِّنۡهُمۡ أَن يُدۡخَلَ جَنَّةَ نَعِيمٖDoes every person among them aspire to enter a garden of pleasure?
كَلَّآۖ إِنَّا خَلَقۡنَٰهُم مِّمَّا يَعۡلَمُونَNo! Indeed, We have created them from that which they know.
1- i.e., a liquid disdained. So how can they expect to enter Paradise except by the will of their Creator?
فَلَآ أُقۡسِمُ بِرَبِّ ٱلۡمَشَٰرِقِ وَٱلۡمَغَٰرِبِ إِنَّا لَقَٰدِرُونَSo I swear by the Lord of [all] risings and settings that indeed We are able
1- i.e., AllŒh (subúŒnahu wa taÔŒlŒ), who determines the point at which the sun, moon and stars rise and set according to season and every position of observation.
عَلَىٰٓ أَن نُّبَدِّلَ خَيۡرٗا مِّنۡهُمۡ وَمَا نَحۡنُ بِمَسۡبُوقِينَTo replace them with better than them; and We are not to be outdone.
فَذَرۡهُمۡ يَخُوضُواْ وَيَلۡعَبُواْ حَتَّىٰ يُلَٰقُواْ يَوۡمَهُمُ ٱلَّذِي يُوعَدُونَSo leave them to converse vainly and amuse themselves until they meet their Day which they are promised –
يَوۡمَ يَخۡرُجُونَ مِنَ ٱلۡأَجۡدَاثِ سِرَاعٗا كَأَنَّهُمۡ إِلَىٰ نُصُبٖ يُوفِضُونَThe Day they will emerge from the graves rapidly as if they were, toward an erected idol, hastening.
1- i.e., just as they used to race, whenever an idol was newly appointed, to be the first of its worshippers.
خَٰشِعَةً أَبۡصَٰرُهُمۡ تَرۡهَقُهُمۡ ذِلَّةٞۚ ذَٰلِكَ ٱلۡيَوۡمُ ٱلَّذِي كَانُواْ يُوعَدُونَTheir eyes humbled, humiliation will cover them. That is the Day which they had been promised.