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wamā
وَمَا
And not
khalaqnā
خَلَقْنَا
We created
l-samāwāti
ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ
the heavens
wal-arḍa
وَٱلْأَرْضَ
and the earth
wamā
وَمَا
And not
baynahumā
بَيْنَهُمَآ
(is) between them
illā
إِلَّا
except
bil-ḥaqi
بِٱلْحَقِّۗ
in truth.
wa-inna
وَإِنَّ
And indeed,
l-sāʿata
ٱلسَّاعَةَ
the Hour
laātiyatun
لَءَاتِيَةٌۖ
(is) surely coming.
fa-iṣ'faḥi
فَٱصْفَحِ
So overlook
l-ṣafḥa
ٱلصَّفْحَ
(with) forgiveness
l-jamīla
ٱلْجَمِيلَ
gracious.

Wa maa khalaqnas samaawaati wal arda wa maa bainahumaaa illaa bilhaqq; wa innas Saa'ata la aatiyatun fasfahis safhal jameel

Sahih International:

And We have not created the heavens and earth and that between them except in truth. And indeed, the Hour is coming; so forgive with gracious forgiveness.

1 A. J. Arberry

We created not the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, save in truth. Surely the Hour is coming; so pardon thou, with a gracious pardoning.

2 Abdul Haleem

We did not create the heavens and the earth and everything between them without a true purpose: the Hour will certainly come, so [Prophet] bear with them graciously.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And We have not created the heaven and the earth and that which is in between them save with a purpose. And verily the Hour is surely coming; so overlook thou with a seemly overlooking,

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

We created not the heavens, the earth, and all between them, but for just ends. And the Hour is surely coming (when this will be manifest). So overlook (any human faults) with gracious forgiveness.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

We have not created the heavens and the earth and all that is in between them except with Truth. Surely the Hour will come. So, (O Muhammad), do graciously overlook them (despite their misdeeds).

6 Ahmed Ali

We have not created but with reason the heavens and the earth and all that lies within them. The Hour (of the great change) is certain to come. So turn away (from them) with a grace.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And We have not created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, except with the Truth; and indeed the Last Day will come, therefore (O dear Prophet Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him), forbear graciously.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

We did not create the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them except with consummate wisdom, and indeed the Hour is bound to come. So forbear with a graceful forbearance.

9 Ali Ünal

We did not create the heavens and the earth and all that is between them save with truth (meaningfully, and with definite purpose, and on solid foundations of truth); and the Last Hour is surely bound to come. So, overlook (the faults of the people, O Messenger) with a gracious forbearance.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

And We have not created the heavens and the earth and all that is between the two but to suit the requirements of truth and wisdom. And the (threatened) Hour (of punishment) is sure to come. So turn away from them with goodly grace.

11 English Literal

And We did not create the skies/space and the earth/Planet Earth and what (is) between them (B) except with the truth , and that truly the Hour/Resurrection is coming (E) so forgive/pardon the forgiveness/pardon, the beautiful/graceful .

12 Faridul Haque

And We have not created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, except with the Truth; and indeed the Last Day will come, therefore (O dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him), forbear graciously.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

We created not the heavens and the earth and all that is between them both, save with truth. And, verily, the Hour is surely coming; then do you forgive with a gracious forgiveness.

14 Hilali & Khan

And We created not the heavens and the earth and all that is between them except with truth, and the Hour is surely coming, so overlook (O Muhammad SAW), their faults with gracious forgiveness. [This was before the ordainment of Jihad holy fighting in Allah's Cause].

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And what they earned availed them not.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And We did not create the heavens and the earth and what is between them two but in truth; and the hour is most surely coming, so turn away with kindly forgiveness.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

We created not the heavens and the earth and all that is between them save with truth, and lo! the Hour is surely coming. So forgive, (O Muhammad), with a gracious forgiveness.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

We have created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, for a genuine purpose. The Day of Judgment will certainly approach, so (Muhammad) forgive them graciously.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

We did not create the heavens and the earth, and what is between them except in truth. The Hour is sure to come, therefore, forgive them with a graciouspardon.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And We did not create the heavens and the earth and all that is between them except with the truth, and the Hour is surely coming, so overlook their faults with gracious forgiveness.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

We have created the heavens and the earth and all that is between the two in accordance with the requirements of truth and wisdom. The Hour is surely coming. So overlook [their faults] with gracious forgiveness.

22 Talal Itani

We did not create the heavens and the earth, and what lies between them, except with truth. The Hour is coming, so forgive with gracious forgiveness.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

We did not create the heavens and the earth and all that is between them save with the Truth. And truly the Hour shall come, without doubt, whereupon every person will be requited according to his deeds. So be forgiving, O Muhammad (s), to your people, with gracious forgiveness; turn away from them without [any feeling of] anxiety -- this was abrogated by the `sword' verse [Q. 9;5].

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

The World has been created for some Purpose, then the Hour will come

Allah says,

وَمَا خَلَقْنَا السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالَارْضَ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا إِلاَّ بِالْحَقِّ وَإِنَّ السَّاعَةَ لاتِيَةٌ

And We did not create the heavens and the earth and all that is between them except with the truth, and the Hour is surely coming,

i.e., with justice to -

لِيَجْزِىَ الَّذِينَ أَسَاءُواْ بِمَا عَمِلُواْ

requite those who do evil with that which they have done. (53;31)

Allah says,

وَمَا خَلَقْنَا السَّمَأءَ وَالاٌّرْضَ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا بَـطِلً ذَلِكَ ظَنُّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ فَوَيْلٌ لِّلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ مِنَ النَّارِ


And We did not create the heaven and the earth, and all that is between them without purpose! That is what those who disbelieve think! Then let those who disbelieve be warned of the Fire! (38;27)

أَفَحَسِبْتُمْ أَنَّمَا خَلَقْنَـكُمْ عَبَثاً وَأَنَّكُمْ إِلَيْنَا لَا تُرْجَعُونَ

فَتَعَـلَى اللَّهُ الْمَلِكُ الْحَقُّ لَا إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْكَرِيمِ

"Did you think that We created you in play, and that you would not be brought back to Us!"

So exalted be Allah, the Truth, the King, none has the right to be worshipped but He, the Lord of the Honored Throne! (23;115-116)

فَاصْفَحِ الصَّفْحَ الْجَمِيلَ



so overlook their faults with gracious forgiveness.

Allah informed His Prophet about the Hour, and that it will be the faults of the idolators when they insult him and reject the Message that he brings to them.

This is like the Ayah,

فَاصْفَحْ عَنْهُمْ وَقُلْ سَلَـمٌ فَسَوْفَ يَعْلَمُونَ

(o turn away from them, and say;"Salam (Peace!)." But they will come to know! (43;89)

Mujahid, Qatadah and others said;

"This was before fighting was prescribed."

It is as they said, because this Surah was revealed in Makkah and fighting was prescribed after the Hijrah.

إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ الْخَلَّقُ الْعَلِيمُ