Translation of Surah As-Saff in English

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 English 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 English
As-Saff
In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful.

﴾2﴿ O ye who believe! Why say ye that which ye do not?
﴾3﴿ It is most hateful in the sight of Allah that ye say that which ye do not.
﴾4﴿ Lo! Allah loveth them who battle for His cause in ranks, as if they were a solid structure.
﴾5﴿ And (remember) when Moses said unto his people: O my people! Why persecute ye me, when ye well know that I am Allah's messenger unto you? So when they went astray Allah sent their hearts astray. And Allah guideth not the evil-living folk.
﴾6﴿ And when Jesus son of Mary said: O Children of Israel! Lo! I am the messenger of Allah unto you, confirming that which was (revealed) before me in the Torah, and bringing good tidings of a messenger who cometh after me, whose name is the Praised One. Yet when he hath come unto them with clear proofs, they say: This is mere magic.
﴾7﴿ And who doeth greater wrong than he who inventeth a lie against Allah when he is summoned unto Al-Islam? And Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk.
﴾8﴿ Fain would they put out the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah will perfect His light however much the disbelievers are averse.
﴾9﴿ He it is Who hath sent His messenger with the guidance and the religion of truth, that He may make it conqueror of all religion however much idolaters may be averse.
﴾10﴿ O ye who believe! Shall I show you a commerce that will save you from a painful doom?
﴾11﴿ Ye should believe in Allah and His messenger, and should strive for the cause of Allah with your wealth and your lives. That is better for you, if ye did but know.
﴾12﴿ He will forgive you your sins and bring you into Gardens underneath which rivers flow, and pleasant dwellings in Gardens of Eden. That is the supreme triumph.
﴾13﴿ And (He will give you) another (blessing) which ye love: help from Allah and present victory. Give good tidings (O Muhammad) to believers.
﴾14﴿ O ye who believe! Be Allah's helpers, even as Jesus son of Mary said unto the disciples: Who are my helpers for Allah? They said: We are Allah's helpers. And a party of the Children of Israel believed, while a party disbelieved. Then We strengthened those who believed against their foe, and they became the uppermost.
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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 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 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.