Marmaduke Pickthall, The Meaning of The Glorious Koran. An Explanatory Translation (1930)
At-Taghâbun, “Mutual Disillusion,” takes its name from a word in v. 9.
The date of revelation is possibly the year 1 A.H. though it is generally regarded as a late Meccan Sûrah, vv. 14 ff. being taken as referring to the pressure brought to bear by wives and families to prevent Muslims leaving Mecca at the time of the Hijrah.
1. All that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth glorified Allah; unto Him belongeth sovereignty and unto Him belongeth praise, and He is Able to do all things.
2. He it is Who created you, but one of you is a disbeliever and one of you is a believer, and Allah is Seer of what ye do.
3. He created the heavens and the earth with truth, and He shaped you and made good your shapes, and unto Him is the journeying.
4. He knoweth all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth, and He knoweth what ye conceal and what ye publish. And Allah is Aware of what is in the breasts (of men).
5. Hath, not the story reached you of those who disbelieved of old and so did taste the ill-effects of their conduct, and theirs will be a painful doom.
6. That was because their messengers (from Allah) kept