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Surah Al Shua’ra

AL-SHA`RA (THE POETS)

(Revealed at Mecca – contains 227 verses – 11 sections)

Bimsillah Hir Rahmaan Nir Raheem

Allah – beginning with the name of – the Most Gracious, the Most Mericful

AYAT TRANSLATION
1 طسم
Ta-Seen-Meem. (Alphabets of the Arabic language – Allah, and to whomever he reveals, know their precise meanings.)
2 تِلْكَ آيَاتُ الْكِتَابِ الْمُبِينِ
These are verses of the clear Book.
3 لَعَلَّكَ بَاخِعٌ نَّفْسَكَ أَلَّا يَكُونُوا مُؤْمِنِينَ
Possibly you may risk your life (O dear Prophet Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him) by grieving, because they did not believe.
4 إِن نَّشَأْ نُنَزِّلْ عَلَيْهِم مِّنَ السَّمَاءِ آيَةً فَظَلَّتْ أَعْنَاقُهُمْ لَهَا خَاضِعِينَ
If We will, We can send down on them a sign from the sky so that their leaders would remain bowed before it.
5 وَمَا يَأْتِيهِم مِّن ذِكْرٍ مِّنَ الرَّحْمَٰنِ مُحْدَثٍ إِلَّا كَانُوا عَنْهُ مُعْرِضِينَ
And never does a new advice come to them from the Most Gracious, but they turn away from it.
6 فَقَدْ كَذَّبُوا فَسَيَأْتِيهِمْ أَنبَاءُ مَا كَانُوا بِهِ يَسْتَهْزِئُونَ
Indeed they have denied, so now soon coming upon them are the tidings of what they used to scoff at.
7 أَوَلَمْ يَرَوْا إِلَى الْأَرْضِ كَمْ أَنبَتْنَا فِيهَا مِن كُلِّ زَوْجٍ كَرِيمٍ
Have they not seen the earth, that how many honourable pairs We have created in it?
8 إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَةً ۖ وَمَا كَانَ أَكْثَرُهُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ
Indeed in this is a sign; and most of them will not accept faith.
9 وَإِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الرَّحِيمُ
And indeed your Lord – indeed only He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.
10 وَإِذْ نَادَىٰ رَبُّكَ مُوسَىٰ أَنِ ائْتِ الْقَوْمَ الظَّالِمِينَ
And (remember) when your Lord said to Moosa, “Go to the unjust people.”
11 قَوْمَ فِرْعَوْنَ ۚ أَلَا يَتَّقُونَ
“The nation of Firaun; will they not fear?”
12 قَالَ رَبِّ إِنِّي أَخَافُ أَن يُكَذِّبُونِ
He said, “My Lord, I fear that they will deny me.”
13 وَيَضِيقُ صَدْرِي وَلَا يَنطَلِقُ لِسَانِي فَأَرْسِلْ إِلَىٰ هَارُونَ
“I feel hesitant, and my tongue does not speak fast, therefore make Haroon also a Noble Messenger.”
14 وَلَهُمْ عَلَيَّ ذَنبٌ فَأَخَافُ أَن يَقْتُلُونِ
“And they have an accusation against me, so I fear that they may kill me.”
15 قَالَ كَلَّا ۖ فَاذْهَبَا بِآيَاتِنَا ۖ إِنَّا مَعَكُم مُّسْتَمِعُونَ
He said, “Not like this (any more); both of you go with Our signs, We are with you, All Hearing.”
16 فَأْتِيَا فِرْعَوْنَ فَقُولَا إِنَّا رَسُولُ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ
“Therefore approach Firaun then proclaim, ‘We both are Noble Messengers of the Lord Of The Creation.’
17 أَنْ أَرْسِلْ مَعَنَا بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ
‘That you let the Descendants of Israel go with us.’”
18 قَالَ أَلَمْ نُرَبِّكَ فِينَا وَلِيدًا وَلَبِثْتَ فِينَا مِنْ عُمُرِكَ سِنِينَ
Said Firaun, “Did we do not raise you amongst us, as a child? And you spent many years of your life among us!”
19 وَفَعَلْتَ فَعْلَتَكَ الَّتِي فَعَلْتَ وَأَنتَ مِنَ الْكَافِرِينَ
“And you committed the deed of yours that you committed, and you were ungrateful.”
20 قَالَ فَعَلْتُهَا إِذًا وَأَنَا مِنَ الضَّالِّينَ
Said Moosa, “I did that at a time when I was unaware of the consequences.” (In anger – See verse 28:15)
21 فَفَرَرْتُ مِنكُمْ لَمَّا خِفْتُكُمْ فَوَهَبَ لِي رَبِّي حُكْمًا وَجَعَلَنِي مِنَ الْمُرْسَلِينَ
“I therefore went away from you as I feared you – so my Lord commanded me and appointed me as one of the Noble Messengers.”
22 وَتِلْكَ نِعْمَةٌ تَمُنُّهَا عَلَيَّ أَنْ عَبَّدتَّ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ
“And is this some great reward for which you express favour upon me – that you have enslaved the Descendants of Israel?”
23 قَالَ فِرْعَوْنُ وَمَا رَبُّ الْعَالَمِينَ
Said Firaun, “And what is the Lord Of The Creation?
24 قَالَ رَبُّ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا ۖ إِن كُنتُم مُّوقِنِينَ
Said Moosa, “Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them; if you believe.”
25 قَالَ لِمَنْ حَوْلَهُ أَلَا تَسْتَمِعُونَ
Said Firaun to those around him, “Are you not listening with attention?”
26 قَالَ رَبُّكُمْ وَرَبُّ آبَائِكُمُ الْأَوَّلِينَ
Said Moosa, “Your Lord and the Lord of your forefathers preceding you.”
27 قَالَ إِنَّ رَسُولَكُمُ الَّذِي أُرْسِلَ إِلَيْكُمْ لَمَجْنُونٌ
Said Firaun, “This (Noble) Messenger of yours, who has been sent towards you, has no intelligence!”
28 قَالَ رَبُّ الْمَشْرِقِ وَالْمَغْرِبِ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا ۖ إِن كُنتُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ
He said, “The Lord of the East and the West and all that is between them; if you have sense.”
29 قَالَ لَئِنِ اتَّخَذْتَ إِلَٰهًا غَيْرِي لَأَجْعَلَنَّكَ مِنَ الْمَسْجُونِينَ
Said Firaun, “If you ascribe any one else as a God other than me, I will surely imprison you.”
30 قَالَ أَوَلَوْ جِئْتُكَ بِشَيْءٍ مُّبِينٍ
Said Moosa, “Even if I bring to you something clear?”
31 قَالَ فَأْتِ بِهِ إِن كُنتَ مِنَ الصَّادِقِينَ
Said Firaun, “Then bring it, if you are of the truthful.”
32 فَأَلْقَىٰ عَصَاهُ فَإِذَا هِيَ ثُعْبَانٌ مُّبِينٌ
So Moosa put down his staff and it became a visible serpent.
33 وَنَزَعَ يَدَهُ فَإِذَا هِيَ بَيْضَاءُ لِلنَّاظِرِينَ
And he drew forth his hand, thereupon it shone bright before the beholders.
34 قَالَ لِلْمَلَإِ حَوْلَهُ إِنَّ هَٰذَا لَسَاحِرٌ عَلِيمٌ
Said Firaun to the court members around him, “He is indeed an expert magician.”
35 يُرِيدُ أَن يُخْرِجَكُم مِّنْ أَرْضِكُم بِسِحْرِهِ فَمَاذَا تَأْمُرُونَ
“He wishes to expel you out of your land by his magic; so what is your advice?”
36 قَالُوا أَرْجِهْ وَأَخَاهُ وَابْعَثْ فِي الْمَدَائِنِ حَاشِرِينَ
They said, “Stop him and his brother, and send gatherers to the cities.”
37 يَأْتُوكَ بِكُلِّ سَحَّارٍ عَلِيمٍ
“To bring to you every expert great magician.”
38 فَجُمِعَ السَّحَرَةُ لِمِيقَاتِ يَوْمٍ مَّعْلُومٍ
So the magicians were gathered at a set time on a day appointed.
39 وَقِيلَ لِلنَّاسِ هَلْ أَنتُم مُّجْتَمِعُونَ
And it was said to the people, “Have you (also) gathered?”
40 لَعَلَّنَا نَتَّبِعُ السَّحَرَةَ إِن كَانُوا هُمُ الْغَالِبِينَ
The people said, “Perhaps we may follow the magicians if they are victorious.”
41 فَلَمَّا جَاءَ السَّحَرَةُ قَالُوا لِفِرْعَوْنَ أَئِنَّ لَنَا لَأَجْرًا إِن كُنَّا نَحْنُ الْغَالِبِينَ
So when the magicians came, they said to Firaun, “Will we get some reward if we are victorious?”
42 قَالَ نَعَمْ وَإِنَّكُمْ إِذًا لَّمِنَ الْمُقَرَّبِينَ
He said, “Yes, and you will then become close to me.”
43 قَالَ لَهُم مُّوسَىٰ أَلْقُوا مَا أَنتُم مُّلْقُونَ
Moosa said to them, “Cast whatever you intend to cast.”
44 فَأَلْقَوْا حِبَالَهُمْ وَعِصِيَّهُمْ وَقَالُوا بِعِزَّةِ فِرْعَوْنَ إِنَّا لَنَحْنُ الْغَالِبُونَ
So they threw down their ropes and their staves and exclaimed, “By the honour of Firaun, indeed victory is ours!”
45 فَأَلْقَىٰ مُوسَىٰ عَصَاهُ فَإِذَا هِيَ تَلْقَفُ مَا يَأْفِكُونَ
Therefore Moosa put forth his staff – so it immediately began swallowing all their fabrications.
46 فَأُلْقِيَ السَّحَرَةُ سَاجِدِينَ
The magicians therefore fell down prostrate.
47 قَالُوا آمَنَّا بِرَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ
They said, “We have accepted faith in the Lord Of The Creation.”
48 رَبِّ مُوسَىٰ وَهَارُونَ
“The Lord of Moosa and Haroon.”
49 قَالَ آمَنتُمْ لَهُ قَبْلَ أَنْ آذَنَ لَكُمْ ۖ إِنَّهُ لَكَبِيرُكُمُ الَّذِي عَلَّمَكُمُ السِّحْرَ فَلَسَوْفَ تَعْلَمُونَ ۚ لَأُقَطِّعَنَّ أَيْدِيَكُمْ وَأَرْجُلَكُم مِّنْ خِلَافٍ وَلَأُصَلِّبَنَّكُمْ أَجْمَعِينَ
Said Firaun, “You accepted faith in him before I permitted you! He is indeed your leader who taught you magic; so now you will come to know; I swear, I will certainly cut off your hands and your feet from alternate sides, and crucify all of you.”
50 قَالُوا لَا ضَيْرَ ۖ إِنَّا إِلَىٰ رَبِّنَا مُنقَلِبُونَ
They said, “No harm (in it), we will return to our Lord.”
51 إِنَّا نَطْمَعُ أَن يَغْفِرَ لَنَا رَبُّنَا خَطَايَانَا أَن كُنَّا أَوَّلَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ
“We hope that our Lord will forgive us our mistakes, as we are the first to believe.”
52 ۞ وَأَوْحَيْنَا إِلَىٰ مُوسَىٰ أَنْ أَسْرِ بِعِبَادِي إِنَّكُم مُّتَّبَعُونَ
And We sent the divine revelation to Moosa that, “Journey along with My bondmen within the night, for you will be pursued.”
53 فَأَرْسَلَ فِرْعَوْنُ فِي الْمَدَائِنِ حَاشِرِينَ
So Firaun sent gatherers into the cities.
54 إِنَّ هَٰؤُلَاءِ لَشِرْذِمَةٌ قَلِيلُونَ
They announced “These people are a small group.”
55 وَإِنَّهُمْ لَنَا لَغَائِظُونَ
“And indeed they have angered all of us.”
56 وَإِنَّا لَجَمِيعٌ حَاذِرُونَ
“And indeed we are an alert army.”
57 فَأَخْرَجْنَاهُم مِّن جَنَّاتٍ وَعُيُونٍ
We therefore got them out from the gardens and water springs.
58 وَكُنُوزٍ وَمَقَامٍ كَرِيمٍ
And from treasures and nice houses.
59 كَذَٰلِكَ وَأَوْرَثْنَاهَا بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ
So it was; and We made the Descendants of Israel its inheritors.
60 فَأَتْبَعُوهُم مُّشْرِقِينَ
So the Firaun’s people followed them at sunrise.
61 فَلَمَّا تَرَاءَى الْجَمْعَانِ قَالَ أَصْحَابُ مُوسَىٰ إِنَّا لَمُدْرَكُونَ
And when the two groups saw each other, those with Moosa said, “They have caught us.”
62 قَالَ كَلَّا ۖ إِنَّ مَعِيَ رَبِّي سَيَهْدِينِ
Said Moosa, “Never! Indeed my Lord is with me, He will now show me the way.”
63 فَأَوْحَيْنَا إِلَىٰ مُوسَىٰ أَنِ اضْرِب بِّعَصَاكَ الْبَحْرَ ۖ فَانفَلَقَ فَكَانَ كُلُّ فِرْقٍ كَالطَّوْدِ الْعَظِيمِ
So We sent the divine revelation to Moosa that, “Strike the sea with your staff”; thereupon the sea parted; so each part was like a huge mountain.
64 وَأَزْلَفْنَا ثَمَّ الْآخَرِينَ
And We brought the others close to that place.
65 وَأَنجَيْنَا مُوسَىٰ وَمَن مَّعَهُ أَجْمَعِينَ
And We saved Moosa and all those with him.
66 ثُمَّ أَغْرَقْنَا الْآخَرِينَ
Then drowned the others.
67 إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَةً ۖ وَمَا كَانَ أَكْثَرُهُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ
Indeed in this is surely a sign, and most of them were not Muslims.
68 وَإِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الرَّحِيمُ
And indeed your Lord – only He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.
69 وَاتْلُ عَلَيْهِمْ نَبَأَ إِبْرَاهِيمَ
And recite to them the news of Ibrahim.
70 إِذْ قَالَ لِأَبِيهِ وَقَوْمِهِ مَا تَعْبُدُونَ
When he said to his father and his people, “What do you worship?”
71 قَالُوا نَعْبُدُ أَصْنَامًا فَنَظَلُّ لَهَا عَاكِفِينَ
They said, “We worship idols, and we keep squatting in seclusion before them.”
72 قَالَ هَلْ يَسْمَعُونَكُمْ إِذْ تَدْعُونَ
He said, “Do they hear you when you call?”
73 أَوْ يَنفَعُونَكُمْ أَوْ يَضُرُّونَ
“Or do they benefit you or harm you?”
74 قَالُوا بَلْ وَجَدْنَا آبَاءَنَا كَذَٰلِكَ يَفْعَلُونَ
They said, “In fact we found our forefathers doing likewise.”
75 قَالَ أَفَرَأَيْتُم مَّا كُنتُمْ تَعْبُدُونَ
He said, “Do you see these – (the idols) whom you worship?”
76 أَنتُمْ وَآبَاؤُكُمُ الْأَقْدَمُونَ
“You and your forefathers preceding you.”
77 فَإِنَّهُمْ عَدُوٌّ لِّي إِلَّا رَبَّ الْعَالَمِينَ
“They are all my enemies, except the Lord Of The Creation.”
78 الَّذِي خَلَقَنِي فَهُوَ يَهْدِينِ
“The One Who created me, so He will guide me.”
79 وَالَّذِي هُوَ يُطْعِمُنِي وَيَسْقِينِ
“And the One Who feeds me and gives me to drink.”
80 وَإِذَا مَرِضْتُ فَهُوَ يَشْفِينِ
“And when I fall ill, so it is He Who heals me.”
81 وَالَّذِي يُمِيتُنِي ثُمَّ يُحْيِينِ
“And He will give me death, then resurrect me.”
82 وَالَّذِي أَطْمَعُ أَن يَغْفِرَ لِي خَطِيئَتِي يَوْمَ الدِّينِ
“And the One Who, upon Whom I pin my hopes, will forgive me my mistakes on the Day of Judgement.”
83 رَبِّ هَبْ لِي حُكْمًا وَأَلْحِقْنِي بِالصَّالِحِينَ
“My Lord, bestow me the command and join me with those who deserve your proximity.”
84 وَاجْعَل لِّي لِسَانَ صِدْقٍ فِي الْآخِرِينَ
“And give me proper fame among the succeeding generations.”
85 وَاجْعَلْنِي مِن وَرَثَةِ جَنَّةِ النَّعِيمِ
“And make me among the inheritors of the Gardens of serenity.”
86 وَاغْفِرْ لِأَبِي إِنَّهُ كَانَ مِنَ الضَّالِّينَ
“And forgive my father* – he is indeed astray.” (His paternal uncle)
87 وَلَا تُخْزِنِي يَوْمَ يُبْعَثُونَ
“And do not disgrace me on the day when everyone will be raised.”
88 يَوْمَ لَا يَنفَعُ مَالٌ وَلَا بَنُونَ
“The day when neither wealth will benefit nor will sons.”
89 إِلَّا مَنْ أَتَى اللَّهَ بِقَلْبٍ سَلِيمٍ
“Except he who presented himself before Allah, with a sound* heart.” (Intact or unblemished.)
90 وَأُزْلِفَتِ الْجَنَّةُ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ
And Paradise will be brought close for the pious.
91 وَبُرِّزَتِ الْجَحِيمُ لِلْغَاوِينَ
And hell will be revealed for the astray.
92 وَقِيلَ لَهُمْ أَيْنَ مَا كُنتُمْ تَعْبُدُونَ
And it will be said to them, “Where are those whom you used to worship?”
93 مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ هَلْ يَنصُرُونَكُمْ أَوْ يَنتَصِرُونَ
“Instead of Allah? Will they help you or retaliate?”
94 فَكُبْكِبُوا فِيهَا هُمْ وَالْغَاوُونَ
So they and all the astray were flung into hell.
95 وَجُنُودُ إِبْلِيسَ أَجْمَعُونَ
And all the armies of Iblis. (Satan)
96 قَالُوا وَهُمْ فِيهَا يَخْتَصِمُونَ
And they will say, and they will be quarrelling in it:
97 تَاللَّهِ إِن كُنَّا لَفِي ضَلَالٍ مُّبِينٍ
“By oath of Allah, we were indeed in open error.”
98 إِذْ نُسَوِّيكُم بِرَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ
“When we considered you equal to the Lord Of The Creation.”
99 وَمَا أَضَلَّنَا إِلَّا الْمُجْرِمُونَ
“And none misled us but the guilty.”
100 فَمَا لَنَا مِن شَافِعِينَ
“So now we do not have any intercessors.” (The believers shall have intercessors, the disbelievers none).
101 وَلَا صَدِيقٍ حَمِيمٍ
“Nor a caring friend.”
102 فَلَوْ أَنَّ لَنَا كَرَّةً فَنَكُونَ مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ
“So if only were we to go back, in order to become Muslims!”
103 إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَةً ۖ وَمَا كَانَ أَكْثَرُهُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ
Indeed in this is a sign; and most of them were not believers.
104 وَإِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الرَّحِيمُ
And indeed your Lord – only He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.
105 كَذَّبَتْ قَوْمُ نُوحٍ الْمُرْسَلِينَ
The people of Nooh denied the Noble Messengers.
106 إِذْ قَالَ لَهُمْ أَخُوهُمْ نُوحٌ أَلَا تَتَّقُونَ
When their fellowman Nooh said to them, “Do you not fear?”
107 إِنِّي لَكُمْ رَسُولٌ أَمِينٌ
“I am indeed a trustworthy Noble Messenger of Allah to you.”
108 فَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُونِ
“Therefore fear Allah, and obey me.”
109 وَمَا أَسْأَلُكُمْ عَلَيْهِ مِنْ أَجْرٍ ۖ إِنْ أَجْرِيَ إِلَّا عَلَىٰ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ
“And I do not ask from you any fee for it; my reward is only upon the Lord Of The Creation.”
110 فَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُونِ
“Therefore fear Allah, and obey me.”
111 ۞ قَالُوا أَنُؤْمِنُ لَكَ وَاتَّبَعَكَ الْأَرْذَلُونَ
They said, “Shall we believe in you, whereas the abject people are with you?”
112 قَالَ وَمَا عِلْمِي بِمَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ
He said, “What do I know what their deeds are?”
113 إِنْ حِسَابُهُمْ إِلَّا عَلَىٰ رَبِّي ۖ لَوْ تَشْعُرُونَ
“Indeed their account is only upon my Lord, if you perceive.”
114 وَمَا أَنَا بِطَارِدِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ
“And I will not repel the Muslims.”
115 إِنْ أَنَا إِلَّا نَذِيرٌ مُّبِينٌ
“I am not but clearly a Herald of Warning.”
116 قَالُوا لَئِن لَّمْ تَنتَهِ يَا نُوحُ لَتَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الْمَرْجُومِينَ
They said, “O Nooh, if you do not desist you will surely be stoned.”
117 قَالَ رَبِّ إِنَّ قَوْمِي كَذَّبُونِ
He said, “My Lord, my people have denied me.”
118 فَافْتَحْ بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَهُمْ فَتْحًا وَنَجِّنِي وَمَن مَّعِيَ مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ
“Therefore make a decisive judgement between me and them, and rescue me and the believers along with me.”
119 فَأَنجَيْنَاهُ وَمَن مَّعَهُ فِي الْفُلْكِ الْمَشْحُونِ
So We saved him and those with him in a laden ship.
120 ثُمَّ أَغْرَقْنَا بَعْدُ الْبَاقِينَ
Then after it, We drowned the rest.
121 إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَةً ۖ وَمَا كَانَ أَكْثَرُهُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ
Indeed in this is a sign; and most of them were not believers.
122 وَإِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الرَّحِيمُ
And indeed your Lord, only He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.
123 كَذَّبَتْ عَادٌ الْمُرْسَلِينَ
(The tribe of) A’ad denied the Noble Messengers.
124 إِذْ قَالَ لَهُمْ أَخُوهُمْ هُودٌ أَلَا تَتَّقُونَ
When their fellowman Hud said to them, “Do you not fear?”
125 إِنِّي لَكُمْ رَسُولٌ أَمِينٌ
“I am indeed a trustworthy Noble Messenger of Allah to you.”
126 فَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُونِ
“Therefore fear Allah and obey me.”
127 وَمَا أَسْأَلُكُمْ عَلَيْهِ مِنْ أَجْرٍ ۖ إِنْ أَجْرِيَ إِلَّا عَلَىٰ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ
“And I do not ask from you any fee for it; my reward is only upon the Lord Of The Creation.”
128 أَتَبْنُونَ بِكُلِّ رِيعٍ آيَةً تَعْبَثُونَ
“What! You build a structure on every height, to laugh at the passers-by?”
129 وَتَتَّخِذُونَ مَصَانِعَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَخْلُدُونَ
“And prefer strong palaces, that perhaps you may live for ever?”
130 وَإِذَا بَطَشْتُم بَطَشْتُمْ جَبَّارِينَ
“And when you apprehend someone, you seize him mercilessly?”
131 فَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُونِ
“Therefore fear Allah, and obey me.”
132 وَاتَّقُوا الَّذِي أَمَدَّكُم بِمَا تَعْلَمُونَ
“Fear Him Who has aided you with the things you know.”
133 أَمَدَّكُم بِأَنْعَامٍ وَبَنِينَ
“He aided you with cattle and sons.”
134 وَجَنَّاتٍ وَعُيُونٍ
“And with gardens and water-springs.”
135 إِنِّي أَخَافُ عَلَيْكُمْ عَذَابَ يَوْمٍ عَظِيمٍ
“Indeed I fear upon you the punishment of a Great Day.”
136 قَالُوا سَوَاءٌ عَلَيْنَا أَوَعَظْتَ أَمْ لَمْ تَكُن مِّنَ الْوَاعِظِينَ
They said, “It is the same for us, whether you advise us or not be of the preachers.”
137 إِنْ هَٰذَا إِلَّا خُلُقُ الْأَوَّلِينَ
“This is nothing but the tradition of former people.”
138 وَمَا نَحْنُ بِمُعَذَّبِينَ
“And we will not be punished.”
139 فَكَذَّبُوهُ فَأَهْلَكْنَاهُمْ ۗ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَةً ۖ وَمَا كَانَ أَكْثَرُهُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ
In response they denied him – We therefore destroyed them; indeed in this is a sign; and most of them were not believers.
140 وَإِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الرَّحِيمُ
And indeed your Lord – only He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.
141 كَذَّبَتْ ثَمُودُ الْمُرْسَلِينَ
The Thamud tribe denied the Noble Messengers.
142 إِذْ قَالَ لَهُمْ أَخُوهُمْ صَالِحٌ أَلَا تَتَّقُونَ
When their fellowman Saleh said to them, “Do you not fear?”
143 إِنِّي لَكُمْ رَسُولٌ أَمِينٌ
“I am indeed a trustworthy Noble Messenger of Allah to you.”
144 فَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُونِ
“Therefore fear Allah and obey me.”
145 وَمَا أَسْأَلُكُمْ عَلَيْهِ مِنْ أَجْرٍ ۖ إِنْ أَجْرِيَ إِلَّا عَلَىٰ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ
“And I do not ask from you any fee for it; my reward is only upon the Lord Of The Creation.”
146 أَتُتْرَكُونَ فِي مَا هَاهُنَا آمِنِينَ
“Will you be left peacefully in these favours over here?”
147 فِي جَنَّاتٍ وَعُيُونٍ
“In gardens and water springs?”
148 وَزُرُوعٍ وَنَخْلٍ طَلْعُهَا هَضِيمٌ
“And fields and palm-trees, with delicate tendrils?”
149 وَتَنْحِتُونَ مِنَ الْجِبَالِ بُيُوتًا فَارِهِينَ
“And you carve out dwellings in the mountains, with skill?”
150 فَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُونِ
“Therefore fear Allah and obey me.”
151 وَلَا تُطِيعُوا أَمْرَ الْمُسْرِفِينَ
“And do not follow those who exceed the limits.”
152 الَّذِينَ يُفْسِدُونَ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا يُصْلِحُونَ
“Those who spread turmoil in the earth, and do no reform.”
153 قَالُوا إِنَّمَا أَنتَ مِنَ الْمُسَحَّرِينَ
They said, “You are under a magic spell.”
154 مَا أَنتَ إِلَّا بَشَرٌ مِّثْلُنَا فَأْتِ بِآيَةٍ إِن كُنتَ مِنَ الصَّادِقِينَ
“You are just a human like us; therefore bring some sign if you are truthful.”
155 قَالَ هَٰذِهِ نَاقَةٌ لَّهَا شِرْبٌ وَلَكُمْ شِرْبُ يَوْمٍ مَّعْلُومٍ
He said, “This is the she-camel – one day shall be her turn to drink, and on the other appointed day, shall be your turn.”
156 وَلَا تَمَسُّوهَا بِسُوءٍ فَيَأْخُذَكُمْ عَذَابُ يَوْمٍ عَظِيمٍ
“And do not touch her with evil intentions for the punishment of the Great Day will seize you.”
157 فَعَقَرُوهَا فَأَصْبَحُوا نَادِمِينَ
So they hamstrung her, and in the morning could only regret.
158 فَأَخَذَهُمُ الْعَذَابُ ۗ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَةً ۖ وَمَا كَانَ أَكْثَرُهُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ
The punishment therefore seized them; indeed in this is a sign; and most of them were not believers.
159 وَإِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الرَّحِيمُ
And indeed your Lord – only He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.
160 كَذَّبَتْ قَوْمُ لُوطٍ الْمُرْسَلِينَ
The people of Lut denied the Noble Messengers.
161 إِذْ قَالَ لَهُمْ أَخُوهُمْ لُوطٌ أَلَا تَتَّقُونَ
When their fellowman Lut said to them, “Do you not fear?”
162 إِنِّي لَكُمْ رَسُولٌ أَمِينٌ
“I am indeed a trustworthy Noble Messenger of Allah to you.”
163 فَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُونِ
“Therefore fear Allah and obey me.”
164 وَمَا أَسْأَلُكُمْ عَلَيْهِ مِنْ أَجْرٍ ۖ إِنْ أَجْرِيَ إِلَّا عَلَىٰ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ
“And I do not ask from you any fee for it; my reward is only upon the Lord Of The Creation.”
165 أَتَأْتُونَ الذُّكْرَانَ مِنَ الْعَالَمِينَ
“What! Among all the creatures, you commit the immoral acts with men?”
166 وَتَذَرُونَ مَا خَلَقَ لَكُمْ رَبُّكُم مِّنْ أَزْوَاجِكُم ۚ بَلْ أَنتُمْ قَوْمٌ عَادُونَ
“And leave the wives your Lord has created for you? In fact you are people who exceed the limits.”
167 قَالُوا لَئِن لَّمْ تَنتَهِ يَا لُوطُ لَتَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الْمُخْرَجِينَ
They said, “O Lut, if you do not desist, you will be expelled.”
168 قَالَ إِنِّي لِعَمَلِكُم مِّنَ الْقَالِينَ
He said, “I am disgusted with your works.”
169 رَبِّ نَجِّنِي وَأَهْلِي مِمَّا يَعْمَلُونَ
“My Lord, rescue me and my family from their deeds.”
170 فَنَجَّيْنَاهُ وَأَهْلَهُ أَجْمَعِينَ
We therefore rescued him and his entire family.
171 إِلَّا عَجُوزًا فِي الْغَابِرِينَ
Except one old woman, who stayed behind.
172 ثُمَّ دَمَّرْنَا الْآخَرِينَ
We then destroyed the others.
173 وَأَمْطَرْنَا عَلَيْهِم مَّطَرًا ۖ فَسَاءَ مَطَرُ الْمُنذَرِينَ
And We showered a rain upon them; so what a wretched rain for those who were warned!
174 إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَةً ۖ وَمَا كَانَ أَكْثَرُهُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ
Indeed in this is a sign; and most of them were not Muslims.
175 وَإِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الرَّحِيمُ
And indeed your Lord – only He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.
176 كَذَّبَ أَصْحَابُ الْأَيْكَةِ الْمُرْسَلِينَ
The People of the Woods denied the Noble Messengers.
177 إِذْ قَالَ لَهُمْ شُعَيْبٌ أَلَا تَتَّقُونَ
When Shuaib said to all of them, “Do you not fear?”
178 إِنِّي لَكُمْ رَسُولٌ أَمِينٌ
“I am indeed a trustworthy Noble Messenger of Allah to you.”
179 فَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُونِ
“Therefore fear Allah and obey me.”
180 وَمَا أَسْأَلُكُمْ عَلَيْهِ مِنْ أَجْرٍ ۖ إِنْ أَجْرِيَ إِلَّا عَلَىٰ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ
“And I do not ask from you any fee for it; my reward is only upon the Lord Of The Creation.”
181 ۞ أَوْفُوا الْكَيْلَ وَلَا تَكُونُوا مِنَ الْمُخْسِرِينَ
“Measure in full, and do not be of those who reduce.”
182 وَزِنُوا بِالْقِسْطَاسِ الْمُسْتَقِيمِ
“And weigh with a proper balance.”
183 وَلَا تَبْخَسُوا النَّاسَ أَشْيَاءَهُمْ وَلَا تَعْثَوْا فِي الْأَرْضِ مُفْسِدِينَ
“And do not give the people their goods diminished, and do not roam the earth causing turmoil.”
184 وَاتَّقُوا الَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ وَالْجِبِلَّةَ الْأَوَّلِينَ
“And fear Him Who created you and the earlier creations.”
185 قَالُوا إِنَّمَا أَنتَ مِنَ الْمُسَحَّرِينَ
They said, “You are under a magic spell.”
186 وَمَا أَنتَ إِلَّا بَشَرٌ مِّثْلُنَا وَإِن نَّظُنُّكَ لَمِنَ الْكَاذِبِينَ
“You are just a human like us, and indeed we consider you a liar.”
187 فَأَسْقِطْ عَلَيْنَا كِسَفًا مِّنَ السَّمَاءِ إِن كُنتَ مِنَ الصَّادِقِينَ
“Therefore cause a part of the sky to fall upon us, if you are of the truthful.”
188 قَالَ رَبِّي أَعْلَمُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ
He said, “My Lord is Well Aware of what you do.”
189 فَكَذَّبُوهُ فَأَخَذَهُمْ عَذَابُ يَوْمِ الظُّلَّةِ ۚ إِنَّهُ كَانَ عَذَابَ يَوْمٍ عَظِيمٍ
In response they denied him – therefore the punishment of the day of the tent* seized them; that was indeed a punishment of a Great Day. (The clouds formed a tent and rained fire upon them).
190 إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَةً ۖ وَمَا كَانَ أَكْثَرُهُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ
Indeed in this is a sign; and most of them were not Muslims.
191 وَإِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الرَّحِيمُ
And indeed your Lord – only He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.
192 وَإِنَّهُ لَتَنزِيلُ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ
And indeed this Qur’an has been sent down by the Lord Of The Creation.
193 نَزَلَ بِهِ الرُّوحُ الْأَمِينُ
The Trustworthy Spirit brought it down. (Angel Jibreel – peace be upon him.)
194 عَلَىٰ قَلْبِكَ لِتَكُونَ مِنَ الْمُنذِرِينَ
Upon your heart, for you to convey warning.
195 بِلِسَانٍ عَرَبِيٍّ مُّبِينٍ
In plain Arabic language.
196 وَإِنَّهُ لَفِي زُبُرِ الْأَوَّلِينَ
And indeed it is mentioned in the earlier Books.
197 أَوَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُمْ آيَةً أَن يَعْلَمَهُ عُلَمَاءُ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ
And was this not a sign for them, that the scholars of the Descendants of Israel may recognise this Prophet?
198 وَلَوْ نَزَّلْنَاهُ عَلَىٰ بَعْضِ الْأَعْجَمِينَ
And had We sent it down upon a person other than an Arab,
199 فَقَرَأَهُ عَلَيْهِم مَّا كَانُوا بِهِ مُؤْمِنِينَ
In order that he read it to them, even then they would not have believed in it.
200 كَذَٰلِكَ سَلَكْنَاهُ فِي قُلُوبِ الْمُجْرِمِينَ
This is how We have made (the habit of) denying embedded in the hearts of the guilty.
201 لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ بِهِ حَتَّىٰ يَرَوُا الْعَذَابَ الْأَلِيمَ
They will not believe in it to the extent that they see the painful punishment.
202 فَيَأْتِيَهُم بَغْتَةً وَهُمْ لَا يَشْعُرُونَ
So it will come upon them suddenly, whilst they will be unaware.
203 فَيَقُولُوا هَلْ نَحْنُ مُنظَرُونَ
They will therefore say, “Will we get some respite?”
204 أَفَبِعَذَابِنَا يَسْتَعْجِلُونَ
So do they wish to hasten Our punishment?
205 أَفَرَأَيْتَ إِن مَّتَّعْنَاهُمْ سِنِينَ
Therefore observe, that if We give them some comforts for some years, –
206 ثُمَّ جَاءَهُم مَّا كَانُوا يُوعَدُونَ
And then the promise that is given to them, does come upon them-
207 مَا أَغْنَىٰ عَنْهُم مَّا كَانُوا يُمَتَّعُونَ
So of what benefit will be the comforts that they were using?
208 وَمَا أَهْلَكْنَا مِن قَرْيَةٍ إِلَّا لَهَا مُنذِرُونَ
And never did We destroy a township which did not have Heralds of warning, –
209 ذِكْرَىٰ وَمَا كُنَّا ظَالِمِينَ
To advise; and We never oppress.
210 وَمَا تَنَزَّلَتْ بِهِ الشَّيَاطِينُ
And this Qur’an was not brought down by the devils.
211 وَمَا يَنبَغِي لَهُمْ وَمَا يَسْتَطِيعُونَ
They are unworthy of it, nor can they do it.
212 إِنَّهُمْ عَنِ السَّمْعِ لَمَعْزُولُونَ
Indeed they have been banished from the place of hearing.
213 فَلَا تَدْعُ مَعَ اللَّهِ إِلَٰهًا آخَرَ فَتَكُونَ مِنَ الْمُعَذَّبِينَ
Therefore do not worship another deity along with Allah, for you will be punished.
214 وَأَنذِرْ عَشِيرَتَكَ الْأَقْرَبِينَ
And O dear Prophet (Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him), warn your closest relatives.
215 وَاخْفِضْ جَنَاحَكَ لِمَنِ اتَّبَعَكَ مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ
And spread your wing of mercy for the believers following you.
216 فَإِنْ عَصَوْكَ فَقُلْ إِنِّي بَرِيءٌ مِّمَّا تَعْمَلُونَ
So if they do not obey you, then say, “Indeed I am unconcerned with what you do.”
217 وَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى الْعَزِيزِ الرَّحِيمِ
And rely upon (Allah) the Almighty, the Most Merciful.
218 الَّذِي يَرَاكَ حِينَ تَقُومُ
Who watches you when you stand up.
219 وَتَقَلُّبَكَ فِي السَّاجِدِينَ
And watches your movements among those who prostrate in prayer.
220 إِنَّهُ هُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ
Indeed only He is the All Hearing, the All Knowing.
221 هَلْ أُنَبِّئُكُمْ عَلَىٰ مَن تَنَزَّلُ الشَّيَاطِينُ
Shall I inform you upon whom do the devils descend?
222 تَنَزَّلُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ أَفَّاكٍ أَثِيمٍ
They descend on every great accuser, extreme sinner. (The magicians)
223 يُلْقُونَ السَّمْعَ وَأَكْثَرُهُمْ كَاذِبُونَ
The devils convey upon them what they heard, but most of them are liars.
224 وَالشُّعَرَاءُ يَتَّبِعُهُمُ الْغَاوُونَ
And the astray follow the poets.
225 أَلَمْ تَرَ أَنَّهُمْ فِي كُلِّ وَادٍ يَهِيمُونَ
Did you not see that they keep wandering in every valley?
226 وَأَنَّهُمْ يَقُولُونَ مَا لَا يَفْعَلُونَ
And they speak what they do not do?
227 إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ وَذَكَرُوا اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا وَانتَصَرُوا مِن بَعْدِ مَا ظُلِمُوا ۗ وَسَيَعْلَمُ الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا أَيَّ مُنقَلَبٍ يَنقَلِبُونَ
Except those who believed and did good deeds, and profusely remembered Allah, and took revenge after they had been wronged*; and soon the unjust will come to know upon which side they will be overturned**. (* The Muslim poets who praise Allah and the Prophet. ** The disbelievers will be punished.)

 

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