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سورة الإسراء

17. Al-Isra

The night journey

Total verses: 111
Revealed in: Mecca
Sajdah on verse: 109

- Saheeh International (English)
- Mawlana Fateh Muhammad Jalandhari (Urdu)

The surah that mentions the miracle of The Night Journey, wherein God transported His servant Muḥammad in a single night from the Sacred Mosque of Mecca to al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, to show him some of His most wondrous signs. God caused Muhammad, in the space of a single night, to journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and from there to heaven and back again. It takes its name from this subject, as relating to the celestial journey (miʿrāj) of the Prophet, mentioned in verse 1 and again in verse 60. The surah is framed by references to the Children of Israel at the beginning, and to Pharaoh at the end. The bulk of the surah deals with the Quran as guidance and warning, Muḥammad, and the nature of prophecy, especially the fact that he is a human being and incapable himself of producing miracles. It also warns of Iblis’s promise to tempt mankind and of the fate of the disbelievers, and it gives a series of commandments (verse 22 ff.).
The surah is also known as Glory, The Children of Israel

- Mishary bin Rashid Al-Afasy (Arabic)
- Ibrahim Walk (English)
- Shamshad Ali Khan (Urdu)
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Tafsir (Bayanul Quran):
Detailed verse by verse explanation of Quran in Urdu by Late Dr. Israr Ahmad.
BANI ISRAIL [001 TO 035]


أَوْ خَلْقًا مِمَّا يَكْبُرُ فِي صُدُورِكُمْ ۚ فَسَيَقُولُونَ مَنْ يُعِيدُنَا ۖ قُلِ الَّذِي فَطَرَكُمْ أَوَّلَ مَرَّةٍ ۚ فَسَيُنْغِضُونَ إِلَيْكَ رُءُوسَهُمْ وَيَقُولُونَ مَتَىٰ هُوَ ۖ قُلْ عَسَىٰ أَنْ يَكُونَ قَرِيبًا ﴿٥١﴾
٥١ - یا کوئی اور چیز جو تمہارے نزدیک (پتھر اور لوہے سے بھی) بڑی (سخت) ہو (جھٹ کہیں گے) کہ (بھلا) ہمیں دوبارہ کون جِلائے گا؟ کہہ دو کہ وہی جس نے تم کو پہلی بار پیدا کیا۔ تو (تعجب سے) تمہارے آگے سرہلائیں گے اور پوچھیں گے کہ ایسا کب ہوگا؟ کہہ دو کہ امید ہے جلد ہوگا .
[17:51] Or [any] creation of that which is great within your breasts." And they will say, "Who will restore us?" Say, "He who brought you forth the first time." Then they will nod their heads toward you and say, "When is that?" Say, "Perhaps it will be soon -
[Transliteration] aw khalqam mimmaa yakburu fee sudoorikum, fasa yaqooloona mai yu'eedunaa qulil lazee fatarakum awwala marrah, fasa yunghidoona ilaika ru'oosahum wa yaqooloona mataa huwa qul 'asaaa any yakoona qareeba
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