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QA XXX [30] Surat al-Tabligh (The Surah of the Instruction) on Qur'ān 12: 29



Part  XXX


 سورة التبليغ 

  Sūrat al-Tabligh

(The Surah of the Instruction) 


Qur'ān 12: 29

Translation Stephen N. Lambden

1982-2020 = Last uploaded 12-06-2021.


بسم اللّه الرّحمن الرّحيم

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate


"Joseph, turn away from this; and thou, woman, ask forgiveness of thy crime; surely thou art one of the sinners.'" (Q. 12: 29 trans. Arberry). 




[Abjad 1+30+40+70 = 141]

[4]  The Dhikr (messianic Remembrance) is the sign of thy Lord (ayat rabbika) who is active on the part of one Especially Forgiving (ghaffar) for He hath indeed cast His Mercy (rahmat) upon every thing (kull shay'). And He is God who hath ever been independent of all the worlds. [5] We indeed sent down the Cause (al-amr) amongst thee to the end that thou might gain insight about thy Creator (bari) who fashioned thee and such as preceeded thee. Thou shalt in no wise find, in Truth, in very Truth,  any change (tabdil an) in the religion of God (din Allah). [6] This is indeed Our Book (kitab)  which We, in very Truth, sent down upon Our servant (`abd) to the end that he might thereby stipulate that thou should sow seed amongst thyselves as befits the Day when thou shall prove incapable of this. [7] Likewise amongst thyselves save that thou prove unable to reap the harvest [being otherwise engaged] in the pathways of the Bab (subul al-bab). This since thou had indeed on that [eschatological] Day been  been reduced to poverty (muhtaj an)  before God, the One Exalted. [8] God is indeed One Self-Sufficient (الغنیّ = al-ghaniyy) while thou art numbered among the poor (الفقراء =  al-fuqara') . And there is no God except Him for He is indeed God who hath ever been One Worshipped (ma`bud an).  [9]    


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  يوسف ايّها الباب الاكبر اعرض عن هذا الشّجرة الخرجة فی الباب علی الارض بغير الحقّ هذه و قل لها استغفری لذنبك قد رأيتك فی امّ الكتاب من اهل العصيان حول النّار مكتوباً ه

و من اطاع اللّه و كلمته فقد فاز بالحقّ فضلاً كبيرا ه و من عصی اللّه و بابه فقد ضلّ ضلالا بعيدا يا اهل العرش اسمعوا ندائی من هذا الطّير المصفّی فی جوّ العمإ فانّه بالحقّ قد كان علی علم الكتاب عليماً ه



O thou Greatest Bab (al-bāb al-akbar)!

Turn aside (اعرض ) [Q.12:29] from this Tree (al-shajarah) if it cometh forth on earth through this Bāb contrary to this the Truth (al-ḥaqq). Then address ye it [saying] `Forgive me my sinfulness concerning Thee for I have indeed seen Thee [recorded] in the Mother-Archetypal Book (umm al-kitāb) [numbered] among the people of rebellion (ahl al-`iṣyān) [recorded] as one nigh the Theophanic Fire (ḥawl al-nār)!


And whomsoever  

O ye people of the Divine Throne!  (ahl al-`arsh)

Hearken ye unto the Call of this Pure Bird in the Firmament of the Theophanic Cloud (jaww al-`ama')