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Surah Al-Furqan English Translation,Transliteration Tafsir [1-10]

About the surah Al-Furqan

Al-Furqan (Arabic: الفرقان, 'al-furqān; meaning: The Criterion) is the 25th chapter (sūrah) of the Qur'an, with 77 verses (āyāt).

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The summary/ theme of the surah  Al-Furqan: 

 There are verses in Surah Furqan about monotheism, Qiyamah, prophethood, and fighting idolatry. Moreover, Surah Furqan discusses the excuses and answers of polytheists.

Lesson learned from surah  Al-Furqan: 

  1. People thought the Prophet ﷺ was too ‘normal’ and ‘down to earth’ to be a prophet. They judged comparing him to a king. The inheritors of the Prophet ﷺ should also be ‘down to earth’ and not cut off from the people, unlike the kings and rulers.  
  2. In Jannah, the people will have whatever they wish for, and live therein forever.  
  3. The transgressors will regret the friendships they kept in this world on the Day of Judgement, as they kept them away from the Remembrance of Allāh.  
  4. The Prophet ﷺ will complain to Allāh on the Day of Judgement for the Ummah neglecting the Qur’ān.  
  5. Every prophet had enemies.  
  6. The Prophet ﷺ was sent as a giver of glad tidings and a warner.  
  7. There are signs of Allāh’s greatness and benevolence all round.  
  8. Ignore the ignorant.  
  9. Read this du‘ā regularly: رَبَّنَا اصْرِفْ عَنَّا عَذَابَ جَهَنَّمَ إِنَّ عَذَابَهَا كَانَ غَرَامًا 
  10. ‘O Our Rabb, avert from us the punishment of Jahannam (Hell); indeed, its punishment is a persisting affliction.’  
  11. Do not be extravagant.
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بِسۡمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ


تَبَارَكَ ٱلَّذِي نَزَّلَ ٱلۡفُرۡقَانَ عَلَىٰ عَبۡدِهِۦ لِيَكُونَ لِلۡعَٰلَمِينَ نَذِيرًا
Transliteration:( Tabaarakal lazee nazzalal Furqaana 'alaa 'abdihee li yakoona lil'aalameena nazeera )

1. Immensely Blessed(1) is He Who has sent down the Qur'an to His Bondsman (2) that he may be a Warner to the entire world (3).

ٱلَّذِي لَهُۥ مُلۡكُ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَلَمۡ يَتَّخِذۡ وَلَدٗا وَلَمۡ يَكُن لَّهُۥ شَرِيكٞ فِي ٱلۡمُلۡكِ وَخَلَقَ كُلَّ شَيۡءٖ فَقَدَّرَهُۥ تَقۡدِيرٗا
Transliteration:( Allazee lahoo mulkus samaawaati wal ardi wa lam yattakhiz waladanw wa lam yakul lahoo shareekun filmulki wa khalaqa kulla shai'in faqaddarahoo taqdeeraa )

2. He for Whom is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth (4), and He has not taken a son for Himself and He has no partner in His Kingdom (5). And after creating every thing, He has ordained it on a right estimate (6).

وَٱتَّخَذُواْ مِن دُونِهِۦٓ ءَالِهَةٗ لَّا يَخۡلُقُونَ شَيۡـٔٗا وَهُمۡ يُخۡلَقُونَ وَلَا يَمۡلِكُونَ لِأَنفُسِهِمۡ ضَرّٗا وَلَا نَفۡعٗا وَلَا يَمۡلِكُونَ مَوۡتٗا وَلَا حَيَوٰةٗ وَلَا نُشُورٗا
Transliteration:( Wattakhazoo min dooniheee aalihatal laa yakhluqoona shai'anw wa hum yukhlaqoona wa laa yamlikoona li anfusihim darranw wa laa naf'anw wa laa yamlikoona mawtanw wa laa hayaatanw wa laa nushooraa )

3. And the people have taken other gods besides Him. They created nothing and they themselves have been created (7), and they themselves are not the owners (8) of their own souls either for bad or for good, and neither they have the power to die nor to be alive nor to rise up (9)".

وَقَالَ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوٓاْ إِنۡ هَٰذَآ إِلَّآ إِفۡكٌ ٱفۡتَرَىٰهُ وَأَعَانَهُۥ عَلَيۡهِ قَوۡمٌ ءَاخَرُونَۖ فَقَدۡ جَآءُو ظُلۡمٗا وَزُورٗا
Transliteration:( Wa qaalal lazeena kafarooo in haazaaa illaaa ifkunif taraahu wa a'aanahoo 'alaihi qawmun aakharoona faqad jaaa'oo zulmanw wa zooraa )

4. And the infidels said (10), This is not but a calumny which he has fabricated and some other people have helped him (11) in it, undoubtedly, those unjust people have brought more falsehood' (12).

وَقَالُوٓاْ أَسَٰطِيرُ ٱلۡأَوَّلِينَ ٱكۡتَتَبَهَا فَهِيَ تُمۡلَىٰ عَلَيۡهِ بُكۡرَةٗ وَأَصِيلٗا
Transliteration:( Wa qaalooo asaateerul awwaleenak tatabahaa fahiya tumlaa 'alaihi bukratanw wa aseelaa )

5. And they said, 'These are fables of the ancients which he has written so that they are read to him morning and evening (13)’.

قُلۡ أَنزَلَهُ ٱلَّذِي يَعۡلَمُ ٱلسِّرَّ فِي ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِۚ إِنَّهُۥ كَانَ غَفُورٗا رَّحِيمٗا
Transliteration:( Qul anzalhul lazee ya'lamus sirra fis samaawaati wal-ard; innahoo kaana Ghafoorar Raheemaa )

6. You say, 'It has been sent down by Him Who knows every secret thing of the heavens and the earth (14), Undoubtedly, He is the Most Forgiving and the Most Merciful.'

وَقَالُواْ مَالِ هَٰذَا ٱلرَّسُولِ يَأۡكُلُ ٱلطَّعَامَ وَيَمۡشِي فِي ٱلۡأَسۡوَاقِ لَوۡلَآ أُنزِلَ إِلَيۡهِ مَلَكٞ فَيَكُونَ مَعَهُۥ نَذِيرًا
Transliteration:( Wa qaaloo maa li haazar Rasooli ya'kulut ta'aama wa yamshee fil aswaaq; law laaa unzila ilaihi malakun fa yakoona ma'ahoo nazeeraa )

7. And they said, 'What happened to this messenger; he eats food (15) and walks about in the market (16). Why was an angel not sent down to him that he might be a Warner with him?' (17)

أَوۡ يُلۡقَىٰٓ إِلَيۡهِ كَنزٌ أَوۡ تَكُونُ لَهُۥ جَنَّةٞ يَأۡكُلُ مِنۡهَاۚ وَقَالَ ٱلظَّـٰلِمُونَ إِن تَتَّبِعُونَ إِلَّا رَجُلٗا مَّسۡحُورًا
Transliteration:( Aw yulqaaa ilaihi kanzun aw takoonu lahoo jannatuny ya'kulu minhaa; wa qaalaz zaalimoona in tattabi'oona illaa rajulan mas hooraa )

8. Or he would have got a treasure from the hidden place or he would have any garden that he may eat therefrom (18). And the unjust people say, 'You follow not but a man who has been bewitched’ (19).

ٱنظُرۡ كَيۡفَ ضَرَبُواْ لَكَ ٱلۡأَمۡثَٰلَ فَضَلُّواْ فَلَا يَسۡتَطِيعُونَ سَبِيلٗا
Transliteration:( Unzur kaifa daraboo lakal amsaala fadalloo falaa yastatee'oona sabeelaa (section 1) )

9. O beloved; see what kind of similitude they are coining for you, therefore, they have gone astray (20) Now they cannot find anyway (21).

تَبَارَكَ ٱلَّذِيٓ إِن شَآءَ جَعَلَ لَكَ خَيۡرٗا مِّن ذَٰلِكَ جَنَّـٰتٖ تَجۡرِي مِن تَحۡتِهَا ٱلۡأَنۡهَٰرُ وَيَجۡعَل لَّكَ قُصُورَۢا
Transliteration:( Tabaarakal lazeee in shaaa'a ja'ala laka khairan min zaalika jannaatin tajree min tahtihal anhaaru wa yaj'al laka qusooraa )

10. Blessed is He Who, if He pleases, will do better for you than that: Gardens beneath which flow streams and He makes palaces for you (22).

Surah Al-Furqan English Translation and Transliteration

In Surah Al-Furqan you can read the translation of Ahmad Raza Khan who was a renowned scholar of the Islamic world and his translation book is known as Kanzul Imaan. You can read the transliteration of Surah Al-Furqan which will help you to understand how to read the Arabic text. Apart from that, we have included a Word-By-Word English Translation of the Arabic text of Surah Al-Furqan.

Surah Al-Furqan English Tafsir/Tafseer (Commentry)

In Surah Al-Furqan we have included two Tafseer (Commentary) in English. The first one is from Mufti Ahmad Yaar Khan who was a well-known scholar. In this tafsir, we have also included the most popular Tafsir Ibn-Kathir which is the most comprehensive tafsir available in the world. You can read both or any one of your choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are 77 verses / Ayat in Surah Al-Furqan

Surah Al-Furqan was revealed in Makkah

Surah Al-Furqan can be found in Juz or Para 18-19

There are 6 Ruku in Surah Al-Furqan

Surah number of Surah Al-Furqan is 25

The meaning of Surah Al-Furqan is The Criterion, The Standard, The Standard of True and False

You can find English Translation, Transliteration and Tafseer/Tafsir of Surah Al-Furqan here at quran4ever.com. Here two tafseer are currently.One is Tafsir Ibn-Kathir and another one is Tafsir-e-Naeemi.

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