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سورة الشورى

42. Ash-Shura

Council, Consultation

Total verses: 53
Revealed in: Mecca

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

The surah that mentions mutual Consultation among the believers as the godly means by which to conduct their affairs and as a virtuous sign that they will gain the reward of God in the Hereafter. It takes its name from verse 38 concerning "counsel" (shūrā). The surah discusses man’s habit of creating division and disharmony in matters of religion, and God’s all-prevailing power, wisdom, and final decision. The unity of religion is stressed (verse 13) as is the continuity of the prophets (verse 3). The Prophet is reminded that he cannot compel people to believe, that they will be judged according to their deeds, and that he is only there to deliver the message. The nature of revelation is described in verse 51 ff.
The surah is also known as The Counsel

- 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.

يَسْتَعْجِلُ بِهَا الَّذِينَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ بِهَا ۖ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مُشْفِقُونَ مِنْهَا وَيَعْلَمُونَ أَنَّهَا الْحَقُّ ۗ أَلَا إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يُمَارُونَ فِي السَّاعَةِ لَفِي ضَلَالٍ بَعِيدٍ ﴿١٨﴾
١٨ - جو لوگ اس پر ایمان نہیں رکھتے وہ اس کے لئے جلدی کر رہے ہیں۔ اور جو مومن ہیں وہ اس سے ڈرتے ہیں۔ اور جانتے ہیں کہ وہ برحق ہے۔ دیکھو جو لوگ قیامت میں جھگڑتے ہیں وہ پرلے درجے کی گمراہی میں ہیں .
[42:18] Those who do not believe in it are impatient for it, but those who believe are fearful of it and know that it is the truth. Unquestionably, those who dispute concerning the Hour are in extreme error.
[Transliteration] Yasta'jilu bihal lazeena laa yu'minoona bihaa wallazeena aamanoo mushfiqoona minhaa wa ya'lamoona annahal haqq, alaaa innal lazeena yumaaroona fis Saa'ati lafee dalaalim ba'eed
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