[43:1] H. M.*
*43:1 See Footnote 40:1. The frequency of occurrence of the letters "H" (Hã) and "M" (Mîm) in the seven H.M.-initialed suras is 292, and 1855, respectively. This adds up to 2147, or 19x113.
[43:3] We have rendered it an Arabic Quran, that you may understand.*
*43:3 Arabic is the most efficient language, especially in expressing commandments, statutes and exacting laws. Hence the revelation of the Quran in Arabic for the clear understanding of all peoples, regardless of their tongues. See Appendix 4 for the details.
[43:5] Should we just ignore the fact that you have transgressed the limits?*
*43:5 This refers to our original sin as detailed in the Introduction and Appendix 7.
[43:8] Consequently, we annihilated people who were even more powerful than these. We thus set the examples from the previous communities.
[43:9] If you asked them, "Who created the heavens and the earth," they would say, "The Almighty, the Omniscient has created them."
[43:10] He is the One who made the earth habitable for you, and created for you roads therein, that you may follow the right way.
[43:11] He is the One who sends down from the sky water, in exact measure, to revive dead lands therewith. Similarly, you will be resurrected.
[43:12] He is the One who created all kinds, in pairs (male and female), and He created for you ships and livestock to ride.
[43:13] As you rest on top of them, you shall appreciate such a blessing from your Lord, and say, "Glory be to the One who subdued this for us. We could not have controlled them by ourselves.
[43:15] They even assigned for Him a share from His own creation! Surely, the human being is profoundly unappreciative.
[43:17] When one of them is given news (of a daughter) as they claimed for the Most Gracious, his face is darkened with misery and anger!
[43:18] (They say,) "What is good about an offspring that is brought up to be beautiful, and cannot help in war?"
[43:19] They claimed that the angels, who are servants of the Most Gracious, are females! Have they witnessed their creation? Their claims are recorded, and they will be asked.
[43:20] They even said, "If the Most Gracious willed, we would not have worshiped them." They have no basis for such a claim; they only conjecture.*
*43:20 The idol worshipers cannot blame God for their idolatry, since we have absolute freedom of choice to worship God alone, or not.
[43:22] The fact is: they said, "We found our parents carrying on certain practices, and we are following in their footsteps."
[43:23] Invariably, when we sent a warner to any community, the leaders of that community would say, "We found our parents following certain practices, and we will continue in their footsteps."
[43:24] (The messenger) would say, "What if I brought to you better guidance than what you inherited from your parents?" They would say, "We are disbelievers in the message you brought."
[43:28] This example (of Abraham) was rendered an everlasting lesson for subsequent generations; perhaps they redeem their souls.
[43:29] Indeed, I have given these people and their ancestors sufficient chances, then the truth came to them, and a clarifying messenger.
[43:31] They said, "If only this Quran was sent down through another man from the two communities (Mecca or Yathrib) who is prominent!"
[43:32] Are they the ones who assign your Lord's mercy? We have assigned their shares in this life, raising some of them above others in ranks, in order to let them serve one another. The mercy from your Lord is far better than any material they may hoard.
[43:33] If it were not that all the people might become one (disbelieving) congregation, we would have granted everyone who disbelieves in the Most Gracious mansions with silver roofs, and stairs upon which they could climb.
[43:35] Also many ornaments. All these are the temporary materials of this lowly life. The Hereafter—at your Lord—is far better for the righteous.
[43:36] Anyone who disregards the message of the Most Gracious, we appoint a devil to be his constant companion.*
*43:36-39 Each one of us has a representative of Satan as a constant companion (App. 7).
[43:38] When he comes before us he will say, "Oh I wish you were as far from me as the two easts.* What a miserable companion!"
*43:38 The "easts" imply the locations of sunrise, moonrise, and the rising of heavenly bodies.
[43:39] It will not console you on that day, as transgressors, that both of you will share in the retribution.
[43:40] Can you make the deaf hear; can you make the blind see, or those who are far astray?
[43:42] Or, we may show you (the retribution) we promised for them. We are in full control over them.
[43:43] You shall steadfastly preach what is revealed to you; you are in the right path.*
*43:43 The sum of the gematrical value of "Rashad Khalifa" (1230) plus 43 is 1273, 19x67.
[43:45] Check the messengers we sent before you: "Have we ever appointed any other gods—beside the Most Gracious—to be worshiped?"
[43:46] For example, we sent Moses with our proofs to Pharaoh and his elders, proclaiming: "I am a messenger from the Lord of the universe."
[43:48] Every sign we showed them was bigger than the one before it. We afflicted them with the plagues, perhaps they repent.
[43:49] They said, "O you magician, implore your Lord on our behalf, since you have an agreement with Him (to relieve this plague); we will then be guided."
[43:51] Pharaoh announced to his people, "O my people, do I not possess the kingship over Egypt, and these flowing rivers belong to me? Do you not see?
[43:53] "How come he does not possess a treasure of gold; how come the angels do not accompany him?"
[43:57] When the son of Mary was cited as an example, your people disregarded it.
[43:58] They said, "Is it better to worship our gods, or to worship him?" They said this only to argue with you. Indeed, they are people who have joined the opposition.
[43:59] He was no more than a servant whom we blessed, and we sent him as an example for the Children of Israel.
[43:61] He is to serve as a marker for knowing the end of the world,* so you can no longer harbor any doubt about it. You shall follow Me; this is the right path.
*43:61 As detailed in Appendix 25, the End of the World is given in the Quran, and the birth date of Jesus provided one of the significant signs that the calculations are correct. We learn that the world will end in the year 2280 (19x120) after the birth of Jesus (see 47:18). Additionally, both the lunar year (1710) & the solar year (2280) are divisible by 570 (19x30), the number of years from the birth of Jesus to the birth of Muhammad. Thus, the birth date of Jesus is a marker.
[43:63] When Jesus went with the proofs, he said, "I bring to you wisdom, and to clarify some of the matters in which you dispute. You shall reverence GOD and obey me.
[43:65] The opponents disputed among themselves. Woe to those who transgress from the retribution of a painful day.
[43:66] Are they waiting for the Hour (Day of Judgment) to come to them suddenly when they least expect it?
[43:71] Offered to them will be golden trays and cups, and they will find everything the hearts desire and the eyes wish for. You live therein forever.
[43:77] They will implore: "O Mãlek, let your Lord finish us off." He will say, "You are staying forever.
[43:80] Do they think that we do not hear their secrets and conspiracies? Yes indeed; our messengers are with them, recording.
[43:82] Be He glorified; He is the Lord of the heavens and the earth, the Lord with the great dominion, far above their claims.
[43:84] He is the only One who is a deity in the heaven and a deity on earth. He is the Most Wise, the Omniscient.
[43:85] Most Exalted is the One who possesses all sovereignty of the heavens and the earth, and everything between them. With Him is the knowledge about the Hour (end of the world), and to Him you will be returned.
[43:86] None of those whom they idolize beside Him possess any power to intercede, unless their intercession coincides with the truth, and they fully know.