2The revelation of the Book is from Allah the Exalted in power Full of Wisdom.
3>Verily in the heavens and the earth are Signs for those who believe.
4>And in the creation of yourselves and the fact that animals are scattered (through the earth) are Signs for those of assured Faith.
5>And in the alternation of Night and Day and the fact that Allah sends down Sustenance from the sky and revives therewith the earth after its death and the change of the winds are Signs for those that are wise.
6>Such are the Signs of Allah which We rehearse to thee in truth: then in what exposition will they believe after (rejecting) Allah and His Signs?
7>Woe to each sinful Dealer in Falsehoods:
8>He hears the Signs of Allah rehearsed to him yet is obstinate and lofty as if he had not heard them: then announce to him a Penalty Grievous!
9>And when he learns something of Our Signs he takes them in jest: for such there will be a humiliating Penalty
10>In front of them is Hell: and of no profit to them is anything they may have earned nor any protectors they may have taken to themselves besides Allah: for them is a tremendous Penalty.
11This is (true) Guidance: and for those who reject the Signs of their Lord is a grievous Penalty of abomination.
12It is Allah Who has subjected the sea to you that ships may sail through it by His command that ye may seek of His Bounty and that ye may be grateful.
13And He has subjected to you as from Him all that is in the heavens and on earth: behold in that are Signs indeed for those who reflect.
14Tell those who believe to forgive those who do not look forward to the Days of Allah: it is for Him to recompense (for good or ill) each People according to what they have earned.
15If anyone does a righteous deed it is to his own benefit; if he does evil it works against (His own soul). In the end will ye (all) be brought back to your Lord.
16>We did aforetime grant to the Children of Israel the Book the Power of Command and Prophethood; We gave them for Sustenance things good and pure; and We favored them above the nations.
17>And We granted them clear Signs in affairs (of Religion): it was only after knowledge had been granted to them that they fell into schisms through insolent envy among themselves. Verily thy Lord will judge between them on the Day of Judgement as to those matters in which they set up differences.
#4754 Cf. x. 93. The Jews were the more to blame that they fell from Grace after all the divine favours which they had enjoyed. Their schisms and differences arose from mutual envy, which was rebellious insolence against Allah. As the next verse shows, some of them (not all) rejected the mission of the holy Prophet, also through envy that a Prophet had come among the Arabians. 4755 Cf. ii. 90, and that whole passage, with its notes.#
*** It has to be repeated again and again in rebuttal of the endless attacks upon the Jews, that while they kept the faith in the One and Only God, the Arabs, the alleged descendants of Ishmael, became Kuffar (Pagans) almost immediately after his death.
The same has happened and is still happening to the followers of Muhammad. They too suffer from sectarianism and schisms as well as a lot of backsliding. Their fate also, has also been similar to that of the unobservant Jews ***
45:18Then We put thee on the (right) Way of Religion: so follow thou that (Way) and follow not the desires of those who know not.
19They will be of no use to thee in the sight of Allah: it is only Wrongdoers (that stand as) protectors one to another: but Allah is the Protector of the Righteous.
20These are clear evidences to men and a Guidance and Mercy to those of assured Faith.
21What! do those who seek after evil ways think that We shall hold them equal with those who believe and do righteous deeds that equal will be their Life and their death? Ill is the judgment that they make.
22>Allah created the heavens and the earth for just ends and in order that each soul may find the recompense of what it has earned and none of them be wronged.
23Then seest thou such a one as takes as his god his own vain desire? Allah has knowing (him as such) left him astray and sealed His hearing and his heart (and understanding) and put a cover on his sight. Who then will guide him after Allah (has withdrawn Guidance)? Will ye not then receive admonition?
24And they say: "What is there but our life in this world? We shall die and we live and nothing but Time can destroy us." But of that they have no knowledge: they merely conjecture:
25And when Our Clear Signs are rehearsed to them their argument is nothing but this: they say "Bring (back) our forefathers if what ye say is true!"
26>Say: "It is Allah Who gives you life then gives you death; then He will gather you together for the Day of Judgement about which there is no doubt": but most men do not understand.
27To Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and the Day that the Hour of Judgment is established that Day will the dealers in Falsehood perish!
28>And thou wilt see every sect bowing the knee: every sect will be called to its Record: "This Day shall ye be recompensed for all that ye did!#
#4766 Bowing the knee: the key-phrase of the Sura, and its title. Cf. xix. 72. Whatever the arrogance of the wicked may be in this life, whatever exclusive sects and divisions they may form, in this life, the time will come when they will humbly submit and bow the knee to the Truth. Before Allah, when their Record is produced, they must necessarily be dumb.#
*** Jathiyah= Bending the knees***
29>"This Our Record speaks about you with truth: for We were wont to put on record all that ye did."
30>Then as to those who believed and did righteous deeds their Lord will admit them to His Mercy: that will be the Achievement for all to see.
31>But as to those who reject Allah (to them will be said): "Were not Our Signs rehearsed to you? But ye were arrogant and were a people given to sin!
32>"And when it was said that the promise of Allah was true and that the Hour there was no doubt about its (coming) ye used to say `We know not what is the Hour: we only think it is an idea and we have no firm assurance.'"
33>Then will appear to them the evil (fruits) of what they did and they will be completely encircled by that which they used to mock at!
34>It will also be said: "This Day We will forget you as ye forgot the meeting of this Day of yours! And your abode is the Fire and no helpers have ye!
35"This because ye used to take the Signs of Allah in jest and the life of the world deceived you." (From) the Day therefore they shall not be taken out thence nor shall they be received into Grace.
36>Then Praise be to Allah Lord of the heavens and Lord of the earth Lord and Cherisher of all the worlds!
37>To Him be Glory throughout the heavens and the earth: and He is Exalted in Power Full of Wisdom!
*** If the reader understands clearly all the above, then this is truly a MIRACLE ***