Translation of Surah Al-Mursalat in English

Surah Al-Mursalat

Surah Al-Mursalat (المُرْسَلَات), known as "Those sent forth" in English, holds a special place as the Meccan (Makki) Surah of the Quran. Found in 29 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 English for wider understanding, Surah Al-Mursalat (المُرْسَلَات) is a testament to the Quran's timeless relevance and guidance.

Para / Chapter 29
Surah Name Al-Mursalat (المُرْسَلَات)
Meaning Those sent forth
Classification Meccan (Makki)
Total Ayahs 50
Translation English
Al-Mursalat
In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful.

﴾1﴿ By the emissary winds, (sent) one after another
﴾2﴿ By the raging hurricanes,
﴾3﴿ By those which cause earth's vegetation to revive;
﴾4﴿ By those who winnow with a winnowing,
﴾5﴿ By those who bring down the Reminder,
﴾6﴿ To excuse or to warn,
﴾7﴿ Surely that which ye are promised will befall.
﴾8﴿ So when the stars are put out,
﴾9﴿ And when the sky is riven asunder,
﴾10﴿ And when the mountains are blown away,
﴾11﴿ And when the messengers are brought unto their time appointed -
﴾12﴿ For what day is the time appointed?
﴾13﴿ For the Day of Decision.
﴾14﴿ And what will convey unto thee what the Day of Decision is! -
﴾15﴿ Woe unto the repudiators on that day!
﴾16﴿ Destroyed We not the former folk,
﴾17﴿ Then caused the latter folk to follow after?
﴾18﴿ Thus deal We ever with the guilty.
﴾19﴿ Woe unto the repudiators on that day!
﴾20﴿ Did We not create you from a base fluid
﴾21﴿ Which We laid up in a safe abode
﴾22﴿ For a known term?
﴾23﴿ Thus We arranged. How excellent is Our arranging!
﴾24﴿ Woe unto the repudiators on that day!
﴾25﴿ Have We not made the earth a receptacle
﴾26﴿ Both for the living and the dead,
﴾27﴿ And placed therein high mountains and given you to drink sweet water therein?
﴾28﴿ Woe unto the repudiators on that day!
﴾29﴿ (It will be said unto them:) Depart unto that (doom) which ye used to deny;
﴾30﴿ Depart unto the shadow falling threefold,
﴾31﴿ (Which yet is) no relief nor shelter from the flame.
﴾32﴿ Lo! it throweth up sparks like the castles,
﴾33﴿ (Or) as it might be camels of bright yellow hue.
﴾34﴿ Woe unto the repudiators on that day!
﴾35﴿ This is a day wherein they speak not,
﴾36﴿ Nor are they suffered to put forth excuses.
﴾37﴿ Woe unto the repudiators on that day!
﴾38﴿ This is the Day of Decision, We have brought you and the men of old together.
﴾39﴿ If now ye have any wit, outwit Me.
﴾40﴿ Woe unto the repudiators on that day!
﴾41﴿ Lo! those who kept their duty are amid shade and fountains,
﴾42﴿ And fruits such as they desire.
﴾43﴿ (Unto them it is said:) Eat, drink and welcome, O ye blessed, in return for what ye did.
﴾44﴿ Thus do We reward the good.
﴾45﴿ Woe unto the repudiators on that day!
﴾46﴿ Eat and take your ease (on earth) a little. Lo! ye are guilty.
﴾47﴿ Woe unto the repudiators on that day!
﴾48﴿ When it is said unto them: Bow down, they bow not down!
﴾49﴿ Woe unto the repudiators on that day!
﴾50﴿ In what statement, after this, will they believe?
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Surah Al-Mursalat (المُرْسَلَات), often referred to as "Those sent forth" in English, is a beacon of spiritual guidance. Positioned in the 29 Para / Chapter chapter of the Holy Quran, it exemplifies the deep-rooted wisdom and the divine message that the Quran carries. As a Meccan (Makki) Surah, it brings forth lessons from the era when it was revealed, resonating with timeless teachings and universal truths.

The significance of Surah Al-Mursalat (المُرْسَلَات) 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 English 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 Al-Mursalat (المُرْسَلَات) 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.