Surah Rehman

Introduction

Surah Rehman is the 55th surah of the Quran. It’s a Makki Surah containing 78 ayats. The surah has 3 rukus. Surah Rehman is named after a name of ALLAH, the Rehman. Rehman means the most affectionate. Surah rehman discusses the blessings of ALLAH upon mankind and jinn. After stating every blessing the surah says: Then which of the GOD’s blessings will you deny. Repetition of a sentences lose its importance and beauty. But repetition of the above mentioned statement enhances the beauty of the surah. There are millions of people in the world who recite this surah with tajweed. Main topics of the surah are discussed below:

surah rehman

Rehman, The Creator

The surah starts with the name of ALLAH:

The most affectionate, he taught the Quran to his beloved. He created the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W). He taught him speech about whatever happened and whatever will happen. The sun and moon are according to a calculation. And the trees and green plants bow down. And ALLAH elevated the sky and created balance. So keep justice with the weight, and don’t decrease it. And he laid earth for creatures. There are fruits and trees of palm. And grain and flowers. So which blessings of your GOD will o men and jinn deny?

Man, Created From Clay

ALLAH says in surah rehman:

ALLAH created man from a ringing clay. And he created jinn from fire flames. So which favors of your GOD will you both (men and jinn) deny? He is the GOD of the two easts and the two wests. ALLAH created two seas that seem conjoined. But there is a barrier in between, they cannot exceed each other. So which blessing of the GOD will you both deny? There are pearls in them. So which blessings of the GOD will you both deny? There are carriers in the sea which raise up like mountains, the carriers are his. So which blessings of the GOD will you deny?

All Will Die

ALLAH says in surah rehman:

All on earth will die. Only your LORD will remain forever. So which favors of the GOD will you deny? All that are in the skies and on earth, beg him (ALLAH). He has a work every day. So which blessings of the GOD will you deny? Soon after we finish all the work we will proceed to your reckoning. So which blessings of the GOD will you deny? So o men and jinn if you can, go out from the boundaries of the earth and the skies. Wherever you go, there is his kingdom.

Judgment Day & The Punishment

Surah rehman says about the punishment of the judgment day:

Fire without smoke will be loosened upon you and black smoke. And you will not be able to take revenge. So which blessings of the GOD will you deny? And when the sky tears apart and will become like rose. So which favors of the GOD will you deny? No sinner will be asked about his sin that day, neither man nor jinn. So which favors of the GOD will you deny? The criminals will be recognized by their faces so they will be thrown in hell, grabbed by their foreheads and feet. So which blessings of the GOD will you deny? This is the hell which the criminals denied. They will go round in between boiling water. So which favors of the LORD will you deny?

Paradise

And for believers there will be paradise, as stated in surah rehman:

So whoever feared to stand before his GOD, there will be two paradises for him. So which favors of the GOD will you deny? There will be many branches. So which blessings of the GOD will you deny? It has two fountains. So which favors of the LORD will you deny? In them, there are two kinds of each fruit. So which blessings of the GOD will you deny? They will be on beds, the fruits will be so low that they can be picked from below. So which favors of the GOD will you deny?

On these beds there are women that don’t see towards anyone except their husbands. They are not touched before, neither by men nor jinn. So which favors of the GOD will you deny? They are like rubies. So which blessings of the GOD will you deny? What is the compensation for goodness, except goodness? So which blessings of the LORD will you deny? And there are two other gardens besides them. So which favors of the LORD will you deny? They are deep green having black reflection. So which favors of the LORD will you deny?

There are two springs in them. So which blessings of the GOD will you deny? There are fruits, dates and pomegranates in them. So which favors of the LORD will you deny? There are beautiful and good natured women in them. So which blessings of the GOD will you deny? They are hoors which are confined in tents. So which blessings of the LORD will you deny? They are touched neither by any man nor jinn before. So which favors of the LORD will you deny? They will be resting on green beds. So which favors of the GOD will you deny? Your LORD’s name is great.

Please Note: We have not given exact translation or tafseer of Surah Rehman. We have only described it’s contents. For exact translation and tafseer please consult authentic books.

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