Our Motto : 'In-Allah-ha-Ma'anaa' ("Be not grieved, for surely Allah is with us." - The Holy Quran 9:40). We find spiritual strength, courage and comfort, in the times of trials and  hardships, from this Divine Quranic revelation that descended upon the pure heart of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him), so as to console and compose him during one of the most perilous moments of his life. <Please click the 'Our Motto' link on our homepage for more details>

The Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement for the Propagation of Islam (A.A.I.I.L. - Ahmadiyya Anjuman Isha'at-e-Islam Lahore)

Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian (the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement; the Mujaddid (Reformer) of the 14th Century Hijrah; and, the Promised Messiah and Mahdi) <Please read his biography in the 'Biography' section>

Please click here to SUBSCRIBE to this site!

Please click here to SEARCH this site!



What's New



Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

Other Religions

My 1st Muslim Site for Children

Accusations Answered

Becoming a Muslim


Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian

Joining Our Movement

What Others Say About Us

Our Foreign Missions & Contact Info

Accusations Answered

News & Info

Other Ahmadiyya Sites


Qadiani Beliefs Refuted





Articles & Magazines


True Stories



Dreams, Visions & Prophecies


Questions & Answers





Dutch [Netherlands]

Dutch [Suriname]



India [Hindi/Urdu]









* MISC.:

Muslim Names

Muslim Prayer Times


Screen Savers


FREE E-mail Accounts:

* Click to:

[1] 'Subscribe' to this site!

[2] 'Recommend' this page to a friend!

[3] 'Search' this site!

[4] 'Send a Greeting Card'


* FREE CDs *


Holy Quran Section > English Translation and Commentary of the Holy Quran by Maulana Muhammad Ali (Table of Contents) > Chapter 78 (Al-Naba’- The Announcement) > Section 2 (Verses 27 to 46)



Section/Ruku 2 [Verses 31 to 40]: The Day of Decision:
Chapter 78: (Al-Naba’: The Announcement)
(Revealed at Makkah: 2 sections; 40 verses)

1. Translation:

31 Surely for those who keep their duty is achievement,

32 Gardens and vineyards,

33 And youthful (companions), equals in age,a

34 And a pure cup.

35 They hear not therein vain words, nor lying —

36 A reward from thy Lord, a gift sufficient;

37 The Lord of the heavens and the earth and what is between them, the Beneficent, they are not able to address Him.

38 The day when the Spirit and the angels stand in ranks;a none shall speak except he whom the Beneficent permits and he speaks aright.

39 That is the True Day, so whoever desires may take refuge with his Lord.

40 Truly We warn you of a chastisement near at handa — the day when man will see what his hands have sent before, and the disbeliever will say: O would that I were dust!

2. Commentary:

31a. Note that the reward of good is achievement — achievement of the object of this life as also of the great goal of the next life. It is this achievement which becomes a Garden. [Back to verse 31]

33a. Kawa‘ib is the plural of Ka‘ib which, when applied to a girl, means youthful or one nearing maturity (LL). But it should be noted that neither the word kawa‘ib nor atrab ("equals in age") is preceded or followed by any qualifying words, and hence kawa‘ib only means showing freshness of youth; see further 52:20a. [Back to verse 33]

38a. The Spirit (al-Ruh) and the angels are spoken of together on three occasions in the Holy Qur’an; in 70:4, as ascending to God, for which see 70:4a; in 97:4, as descending on earth in lailat al-Qadr, for which see 97:4a; and here as standing in ranks on the Day of Judgment. In 16:2, the angels are spoken of as descending with al-ruh, which is evidently Divine revelation. Al-ruh means Gabriel, or a higher class of angels above the ordinary angels, or the spirit of man when it leaves the earthly body (RM). In the last mentioned case the word al-ruh can be applied only to the faithful, people in whom the Divine Spirit finds an awakening. As shown in 4:171b and 40:15a, the word al-ruh really signifies Divine inspiration or Divine revelation, and Gabriel is called al-Ruh because he brings the Divine revelation to the Prophet. The human spirit can, in fact, be called al- ruh only when it receives light through Divine inspiration. The meaning would thus be that on the day of Judgment the faithful and the angels stand in ranks in the presence of God. [Back to verse 38]

40a. The punishment of which the disbelievers are warned throughout the chapter is a punishment near at hand, which term, like the nearer punishment of 32:21, indicates the punishment of this life. [Back to verse 40]


<<Previous Chapter/Surah

Section 1: The Day of Decision

<<Previous Chapter/Surah

Next Chapter/Surah>>

Chapter 77: Al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth)

Chapter 79: Al-Nazi ‘at (Those Who Yearn)

Holy Quran Section > English Translation and Commentary of the Holy Quran by Maulana Muhammad Ali (Table of Contents) > Chapter 78 (Al-Naba’- The Announcement) > Section 2 (Verses 27 to 46)

'E-mail' this page to a friend!

E-mail Us!
This website is designed, developed and maintained by the members of:
Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement for the Propagation of Islam
Ahmadiyya Anjuman Isha'at-e-Islam, Lahore -- A.A.I.I.L.)
and is being managed in the Netherlands.

The responsibility of the content of this website lies with the respective authors
You may print-out and spread this literature for the propagation of Islam provided our website [aaiil.org] is acknowledged

Ahmadiyya Anjuman Isha'at-e-Islam Lahore (Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement for the Propagation of Islam)

Thank you for visiting us at aaiil.org or ahmadiyya.ws or muslim.sh or islam.lt !