38:1

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

Ṣãd. By the Quran, full of reminders!

38:2

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

˹This is the truth,˺ yet the disbelievers are ˹entrenched˺ in arrogance and opposition.

38:3

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

˹Imagine˺ how many peoples We destroyed before them, and they cried out when it was too late to escape.

38:4

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

Now, the pagans are astonished that a warner has come to them from among themselves.1 And the disbelievers say, “This is a magician, a total liar!

38:5

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

Has he reduced ˹all˺ the gods to One God? Indeed, this is something totally astonishing.”

38:6

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

The chiefs among them went forth saying, “Carry on, and stand firm in devotion to your gods. Certainly this is just a scheme ˹for power˺.1

38:7

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

We have never heard of this in the previous faith.1 This is nothing but a fabrication.

38:8

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

Has the Reminder been revealed ˹only˺ to him out of ˹all of˺ us?” In fact, they are ˹only˺ in doubt of My ˹revealed˺ Reminder.1 In fact, ˹they do so because˺ they have not yet tasted My punishment.

38:9

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

Or ˹is it because˺ they possess the treasuries of the mercy of your Lord—the Almighty, the Giver ˹of all bounties˺.

38:10

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

Or ˹is it because˺ the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and everything in between belongs to them? Let them then climb their way ˹to heaven, if their claim is true˺.