42:1

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

Ḥâ-Mĩm.

42:2

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

’Aĩn-Sĩn-Qãf.

42:3

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

And so you ˹O Prophet˺ are sent revelation, just like those before you, by Allah—the Almighty, All-Wise.

42:4

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And He is the Most High, the Greatest.

42:6

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

As for those who take other protectors besides Him, Allah is Watchful over them. And you ˹O Prophet˺ are not a keeper over them.

42:7

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

And so We have revealed to you a Quran in Arabic, so you may warn the Mother of Cities1 and everyone around it, and warn of the Day of Gathering—about which there is no doubt—˹when˺ a group will be in Paradise and another in the Blaze.

42:8

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

Had Allah willed, He could have easily made all ˹humanity˺ into a single community ˹of believers˺. But He admits into His mercy whoever He wills. And the wrongdoers will have no protector or helper.

42:9

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

How can they take protectors besides Him? Allah alone is the Protector. He ˹alone˺ gives life to the dead. And He ˹alone˺ is Most Capable of everything.

42:10

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

˹Say to the believers, O  Prophet,˺ “Whatever you may differ about, its judgment rests with Allah. That is Allah—my Lord. In Him I put my trust, and to Him I ˹always˺ turn.”