Translation of Surah As-Saff in Arabic

Surah As-Saff

Surah As-Saff (الصَّفّ), known as "The Ranks" in English, holds a special place as the Medinan (Madani) Surah of the Quran. Found in 28 Para / Chapter, this Surah, like others, conveys profound spiritual and moral teachings. It serves as a guiding light for believers, offering insights and wisdom in its verses. Translated into Arabic for wider understanding, Surah As-Saff (الصَّفّ) is a testament to the Quran's timeless relevance and guidance.

Para / Chapter 28
Surah Name As-Saff (الصَّفّ)
Meaning The Ranks
Classification Medinan (Madani)
Total Ayahs 13
Translation Arabic
As-Saff
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ
يٰۤاَيُّهَا الَّذِيۡنَ اٰمَنُوۡا لِمَ تَقُوۡلُوۡنَ مَا لَا تَفۡعَلُوۡنَ‏﴿۲﴾ كَبُرَ مَقۡتًا عِنۡدَ اللّٰهِ اَنۡ تَقُوۡلُوۡا مَا لَا تَفۡعَلُوۡنَ‏﴿۳﴾ اِنَّ اللّٰهَ يُحِبُّ الَّذِيۡنَ يُقَاتِلُوۡنَ فِىۡ سَبِيۡلِهٖ صَفًّا كَاَنَّهُمۡ بُنۡيَانٌ مَّرۡصُوۡصٌ‏﴿۴﴾ وَاِذۡ قَالَ مُوۡسٰى لِقَوۡمِهٖ يٰقَوۡمِ لِمَ تُؤۡذُوۡنَنِىۡ وَقَد تَّعۡلَمُوۡنَ اَنِّىۡ رَسُوۡلُ اللّٰهِ اِلَيۡكُمۡؕ فَلَمَّا زَاغُوۡۤا اَزَاغَ اللّٰهُ قُلُوۡبَهُمۡ‌ؕ وَاللّٰهُ لَا يَهۡدِىۡ الۡقَوۡمَ الۡفٰسِقِيۡنَ‏﴿۵﴾ وَاِذۡ قَالَ عِيۡسَى ابۡنُ مَرۡيَمَ يٰبَنِىۡۤ اِسۡرآءِيۡلَ اِنِّىۡ رَسُوۡلُ اللّٰهِ اِلَيۡكُمۡ مُّصَدِّقًا لِّمَا بَيۡنَ يَدَىَّ مِنَ التَّوۡرٰٮةِ وَمُبَشِّرًۢا بِرَسُوۡلٍ يَّاۡتِىۡ مِنۡۢ بَعۡدِىۡ اسۡمُهٗۤ اَحۡمَدُ‌ؕ فَلَمَّا جَآءَهُمۡ بِالۡبَيِّنٰتِ قَالُوۡا هٰذَا سِحۡرٌ مُّبِيۡنٌ‏﴿۶﴾ وَمَنۡ اَظۡلَمُ مِمَّنِ افۡتَرٰى عَلَى اللّٰهِ الۡكَذِبَ وَهُوَ يُدۡعٰٓى اِلَى الۡاِسۡلَامِ‌ؕ وَاللّٰهُ لَا يَهۡدِىۡ الۡقَوۡمَ الظّٰلِمِيۡنَ‏﴿۷﴾ يُرِيۡدُوۡنَ لِيُطۡفِـُٔـوۡا نُوۡرَ اللّٰهِ بِاَفۡوَاهِهِمْ وَاللّٰهُ مُتِمُّ نُوۡرِهٖ وَلَوۡ كَرِهَ الۡكٰفِرُوۡنَ‏﴿۸﴾ هُوَ الَّذِىۡۤ اَرۡسَلَ رَسُوۡلَهٗ بِالۡهُدٰى وَدِيۡنِ الۡحَـقِّ لِيُظۡهِرَهٗ عَلَى الدِّيۡنِ كُلِّهٖ وَلَوۡ كَرِهَ الۡمُشۡرِكُوۡنَ‏﴿۹﴾ يٰۤاَيُّهَا الَّذِيۡنَ اٰمَنُوۡا هَلۡ اَدُلُّكُمۡ عَلٰى تِجَارَةٍ تُنۡجِيۡكُمۡ مِّنۡ عَذَابٍ اَلِيۡمٍ‏﴿۱۰﴾ تُؤۡمِنُوۡنَ بِاللّٰهِ وَرَسُوۡلِهٖ وَتُجَاهِدُوۡنَ فِىۡ سَبِيۡلِ اللّٰهِ بِاَمۡوَالِكُمۡ وَاَنۡفُسِكُمۡ‌ؕ ذٰلِكُمۡ خَيۡرٌ لَّـكُمۡ اِنۡ كُنۡتُمۡ تَعۡلَمُوۡنَۙ‏﴿۱۱﴾ يَغۡفِرۡ لَـكُمۡ ذُنُوۡبَكُمۡ وَيُدۡخِلۡكُمۡ جَنّٰتٍ تَجۡرِىۡ مِنۡ تَحۡتِهَا الۡاَنۡهٰرُ وَمَسٰكِنَ طَيِّبَةً فِىۡ جَنّٰتِ عَدۡنٍ‌ؕ ذٰلِكَ الۡفَوۡزُ الۡعَظِيۡمُۙ‏﴿۱۲﴾ وَاُخۡرٰى تُحِبُّوۡنَهَا‌ؕ نَصۡرٌ مِّنَ اللّٰهِ وَفَتۡحٌ قَرِيۡبٌ‌ؕ وَبَشِّرِ الۡمُؤۡمِنِيۡنَ‏﴿۱۳﴾ يٰۤاَيُّهَا الَّذِيۡنَ اٰمَنُوۡا كُوۡنُوۡۤا اَنۡصَارَ اللّٰهِ كَمَا قَالَ عِيۡسَى ابۡنُ مَرۡيَمَ لِلۡحَوارِيّٖنَ مَنۡ اَنۡصَارِىۡۤ اِلَى اللّٰهِ‌ؕ قَالَ الۡحَـوَارِيُّوۡنَ نَحۡنُ اَنۡصَارُ اللّٰهِ‌ؕ فَاٰمَنَتۡ طَّآٮِٕفَةٌ مِّنۡۢ بَنِىۡۤ اِسۡرآءِيۡلَ وَكَفَرَتۡ طَّآٮِٕفَةٌ ۚ فَاَيَّدۡنَا الَّذِيۡنَ اٰمَنُوۡا عَلٰى عَدُوِّهِمۡ فَاَصۡبَحُوۡا ظٰهِرِيۡنَ‏﴿۱۴﴾
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Surah As-Saff (الصَّفّ), often referred to as "The Ranks" in English, is a beacon of spiritual guidance. Positioned in the 28 Para / Chapter chapter of the Holy Quran, it exemplifies the deep-rooted wisdom and the divine message that the Quran carries. As a Medinan (Madani) Surah, it brings forth lessons from the era when it was revealed, resonating with timeless teachings and universal truths.

The significance of Surah As-Saff (الصَّفّ) is not just limited to its place in the Quran but also in the daily lives of the believers. It's often recited in prayers, sought for solace, and turned to for enlightenment. Its verses encapsulate a world of knowledge and moral directives, guiding believers on a righteous path.

With translations available in Arabic and many other languages, its reach has expanded beyond the Arabic-speaking world, offering everyone a chance to understand and reflect upon its teachings. Every verse of Surah As-Saff (الصَّفّ) invites contemplation, pushing for a deeper understanding of faith and the grand scheme of existence.

No matter how many times one delves into this Surah, there’s always a fresh perspective waiting to be discovered, a testament to the Quran's endless depth and its role as a perennial guide for humanity.