(18:45) (O Prophet), propound to them the parable of the present life: it
is like the vegetation of the earth which flourished luxuriantly when it mingled
with the water that We sent down from the sky, but after that the same vegetation
turned into stubble which the winds blew about. Allah alone has the power over
all things.41 وَاضۡرِبۡ لَهُمۡ مَّثَلَ الۡحَيٰوةِ الدُّنۡيَا كَمَآءٍ اَنۡزَلۡنٰهُ مِنَ
السَّمَآءِ فَاخۡتَلَطَ بِهٖ نَبَاتُ الۡاَرۡضِ فَاَصۡبَحَ هَشِيۡمًا تَذۡرُوۡهُ الرِّيٰحُ
ؕ وَكَانَ اللّٰهُ عَلٰى كُلِّ شَىۡءٍ مُّقۡتَدِرًا
(18:46) Wealth and children are an adornment of the life of the world. But
the deeds of lasting righteousness are the best in the sight of your Lord in
reward, and far better a source of hope.
اَلۡمَالُ وَ الۡبَـنُوۡنَ زِيۡنَةُ الۡحَيٰوةِ الدُّنۡيَا ۚ وَالۡبٰقِيٰتُ
الصّٰلِحٰتُ خَيۡرٌ عِنۡدَ رَبِّكَ ثَوَابًا وَّخَيۡرٌ اَمَلًا
(18:47) Bear in mind the Day when We shall set the mountains in motion42
and you will find the earth void and bare.43 On that Day We shall
muster all men together, leaving none of them behind.44 وَيَوۡمَ نُسَيِّرُ الۡجِبَالَ و تَرَى الۡاَرۡضَ بَارِزَةً ۙ وَّحَشَرۡنٰهُمۡ
فَلَمۡ نُغَادِرۡ مِنۡهُمۡ اَحَدًا ۚ
(18:48) They shall be brought before your Lord, all lined up, and shall be
told: "Now, indeed, you have come before Us in the manner We created you in
the first instance,45 although you thought that We shall not appoint
a tryst (with Us)."
وَعُرِضُوۡا عَلٰى رَبِّكَ صَفًّا ؕ لَقَدۡ جِئۡتُمُوۡنَا كَمَا خَلَقۡنٰكُمۡ
اَوَّلَ مَرَّةٍ ۢ بَلۡ زَعَمۡتُمۡ اَ لَّنۡ نَّجۡعَلَ لَـكُمۡ مَّوۡعِدًا
(18:49) And then the Record of their deeds shall be placed before them and
you will see the guilty full of fear for what it contains, and will say: "Woe
to us! What a Record this is! It leaves nothing, big or small, but encompasses
it." They will find their deeds confronting them. Your Lord wrongs no one.46 وَوُضِعَ الۡكِتٰبُ فَتَرَى الۡمُجۡرِمِيۡنَ مُشۡفِقِيۡنَ مِمَّا فِيۡهِ وَ يَقُوۡلُوۡنَ
يٰوَيۡلَـتَـنَا مَالِ هٰذَا الۡـكِتٰبِ لَا يُغَادِرُ صَغِيۡرَةً وَّلَا كَبِيۡرَةً
اِلَّاۤ اَحۡصٰٮهَا ۚ وَوَجَدُوۡا مَا عَمِلُوۡا حَاضِرًا ؕ وَ لَا يَظۡلِمُ رَبُّكَ
41. Allah has power over everything. He gives life and also death, He causes
the rise and the downfall. It is by His command that the seasons change. Therefore,
O disbelievers, if you are enjoying prosperity today, you should be under no
delusion that this condition will remain forever. That God, by Whose command
these things have been bestowed on you, has the power to snatch away all this
by another command.
42. The mountains will begin to move about like clouds when the gravitation
of the earth shall be brought to an end. The Quran has described the same thing
in( Surah An- Namal, Ayat 88 )in this way: When you see the mountains, you consider
them to be firmly fixed, but they shall be floating about like clouds at that
43. “You will see the earth as a leveled plain”: You will find no vegetation
and no building on it and it will become a barren plain. It is the same thing
that has been stated in (Ayat 8) of this chapter.
44. That is, We will muster together every human being from the first man,
Adam, to the last one born in the last moment of the Day of Resurrection: even
that child which had breathed the first breath after its birth, shall be resurrected
and all shall be mustered at one and the same tune.
45. This thing will be addressed to those who denied the Hereafter, as if
to say: Well, now you see that the information given by the Prophets has come
out to be true. They told you that Allah would bring you to life again as He
first brought you out from the wombs of your mothers but you disbelieved in
it. Now say whether you have been brought to life for the second time or not.
46. “And your Lord does not do injustice to anyone”: Neither will an evil
deed, not committed by someone, have been recorded in his conduct register,
nor shall anyone be punished more than one deserved for his crime, nor shall
an innocent person be punished at all.