Marmaduke Pickthall, The Meaning of The Glorious Koran. An Explanatory Translation (1930)

SÛRAH XLI

Fuṣilat, “They are expounded,” derives its title from a word in v. 2. It is also often called Ḥâ, Mîm, As-Sajdah, from a word in v. 37, Ḥâ Mîm being added to distinguish it from Sûrah XXXII, which is called As-Sajdah.
It belongs to the middle group of Meccan Sûrahs.

Fuṣilat (“They Are Expounded”)

Revealed at Mecca
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

1. Ḥâ, Mîm.1

2. A revelation from the Beneficent, the Merciful,

3. A Scripture whereof the verses are expounded, a Lecture 2 in Arabic for people who have knowledge,

4. Good tidings and a warning. But most of them turn away so that they hear not.

5. And they say: Our hearts are protected from that unto which thou (O Muhammad) callest us, and in our ears there is a deafness, and between us and thee there is a veil. Act, then. Lo! we also shall be acting.

6. Say (unto them O Muhammad): I am only a mortal like you. It is inspired in me that your God is One God, therefor take the straight path unto Him and seek forgiveness of Him. And woe unto the idolaters,

7. Who give not the poor-due, and who are disbelievers in the Hereafter.

1 See Sûr. II, v. 1, footnote.

2 Ar. Qur’ân.

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Marmaduke Pickthall, The Meaning of The Glorious Koran. An Explanatory Translation, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 02 Oct. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/marmaduke-pickthall/1930?page=496