The Mansions of the Stars Tafsir
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
By the sky containing great stars
Allah takes an oath by the sky and the mansions through which the sun and moon pass.
And the promised Day
Allah takes a second oath by the Day of Judgement on which Allah has promised that everyone will be gathered.
And the witness and what is witnessed
Allah takes a third oath by everyone who will be witness and by everyone who is witnessed against.
Cursed were the companions of the trench
Those who dug the trench to torture the believers are cursed.
The fire full of fuel
They lit within the trench a great fire.
When they were sitting near it
And they sat near by watching over it, ensuring it didn’t decrease in intensity.
And they, to what they were doing against the believers, were witnesses
And they were present and witnesses to the torture and punishment they placed on the believers.
And they resented them not except because they believed in Allah, the Exalted in Might, the Praiseworthy
All of this because those people believed in Allah and worshiped Him alone. He who is Mighty and cannot be overpowered and is Praiseworthy in all His actions and decisions.
To whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. And Allah, over all things, is Witness
To Him belongs the heavens and earth and all within them, and He sees all.
Indeed, those who have tortured the believing men and believing women and then have not repented will have the punishment of Hell, and they will have the punishment of the Burning Fire
Those who punished the believing men and women in the trench so that they would leave their religion, and then did not repent, will burn the Hellfire.
Indeed, those who have believed and done righteous deeds will have gardens beneath which rivers flow. That is the great attainment.
And those who remained firm and strong in their belief and did good deeds, they will have Paradise with all its blessings. That is true success, the success of the next life.
Indeed, the vengeance of your Lord is severe
Allah is strict and severe in His vengeance upon those who do evil and oppress.
Indeed, it is He who originates and repeats
He is the One who originally created and He is able to repeat creation.
And He is the Forgiving, the Affectionate
He is Forgiving to those who repent, and Affectionate and Loving to His believing servants.
Honorable Owner of the Throne
He owns the Throne, honorable and perfect.
Effecter of what He intends
He does as He pleases and none can stop Him.
Has there reached you the story of the soldiers
Have you heard the story of the armies which rejected their respective Prophets?
Pharaoh and Thamud?
Pharaoh who rejected Musa and Thamud who rejected Salih?
But they who disbelieve are in denial
People do not take heed from their stories but instead deny them.
While Allah encompasses them from behind
And Allah is All-Aware and Knowing of what they do.
But this is an honored Qur’an
This Qur’an is honorable, and not magic or poetry as the deniers claim
In a Preserved Slate
It is in the Preserved Slate in which everything is recorded.