AL JUMA`H (THE CONGREGATION)
Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious,
the Most Merciful
[Juma`h 62:1] All whatever is in the heavens and all whatever
is in the earth proclaims the Purity of Allah, the King, the Most Pure,
the Most Honourable, the Wise.
[Juma`h 62:2] It is He Who has sent among the unlettered
people a Noble Messenger from themselves, who recites His verses to them
and purifies them, and bestows them the knowledge of the Book and wisdom;
and indeed before this, they were in open error.
[Juma`h 62:3] And he (the Holy Prophet) bestows
knowledge to others along with them, who have not yet joined them; and
He only is the Most Honourable, the Wise.
[Juma`h 62:4] This is Allah’s munificence, which He may
give to whomever He wills; and Allah is Extremely Munificent.
[Juma`h 62:5] The example of those who were entrusted
with the Taurat, and did not carry out its commands, is like the donkey
carrying books; what a wretched example is of the people who denied the
signs of Allah; and Allah does not guide the unjust.
[Juma`h 62:6] Say, “O Jews! If you assume that you are
Allah’s friends, others are not, then wish for death if you are truthful!”
[Juma`h 62:7] And they will never wish for it because
of the misdeeds their hands have sent ahead; and Allah well knows the unjust.
[Juma`h 62:8] Proclaim (O dear Prophet Mohammed – peace
and blessings be upon him), “Indeed death which you run away from will
surely confront you, then you will be returned to Him Who knows all the
hidden and the visible - He will then inform you of what you did.”
[Juma`h 62:9] O People who Believe! When the call for
prayer is given on (Friday) the day of congregation, rush towards
the remembrance of Allah and stop buying and selling; this is better for
you if you understand.
[Juma`h 62:10] And when the prayer ends, spread out in
the land and seek Allah’s munificence, and profusely remember Allah, in
the hope of attaining success.
[Juma`h 62:11] And when they see some trade or sport,
they move towards it and leave you standing delivering the sermon; proclaim,
“That which is with Allah, is better than sport and trade; and the sustenance
of Allah is the best.”