L. R. These are the Ayats of Revelation,- of a Qur'an that makes
2. Again and again will
those who disbelieve, wish that they had bowed (to Allah.s will)
3. Leave them alone,
to enjoy (the good things of this life) and to please themselves:
let (false) hope amuse them: soon will knowledge (undeceive them).
4. Never did We destroy
a population that had not a term decreed and assigned beforehand.
5. Neither can a people
anticipate its term, nor delay it.
6. They say: "O thou
to whom the Message is being revealed! truly thou art mad (or possessed)!
7. "Why bringest thou
not angels to us if it be that thou hast the Truth?"
8. We send not the angels
down except for just cause: if they came (to the ungodly), behold!
no respite would they have!
9. We have, without doubt,
sent down the Message; and We will assuredly guard it (from corruption).
10. We did send apostles
before thee amongst the religious sects of old:
11. But never came an
apostle to them but they mocked him.
12. Even so do we let
it creep into the hearts of the sinners -
13. That they should
not believe in the (Message); but the ways of the ancients have
14. Even if We opened
out to them a gate from heaven, and they were to continue (all day)
15. They would only
say: "Our eyes have been intoxicated: Nay, we have been bewitched
16. It is We Who have
set out the zodiacal signs in the heavens, and made them fair-seeming
to (all) beholders;
17. And (moreover) We
have guarded them from every evil spirit accursed:
18. But any that gains
a hearing by stealth, is pursued by a flaming fire, bright (to see).
19. And the earth We
have spread out (like a carpet); set thereon mountains firm and
immovable; and produced therein all kinds of things in due balance.
20. And We have provided
therein means of subsistence,- for you and for those for whose sustenance
ye are not responsible.
21. And there is not
a thing but its (sources and) treasures (inexhaustible) are with
Us; but We only send down thereof in due and ascertainable measures.
22. And We send the
fecundating winds, then cause the rain to descend from the sky,
therewith providing you with water (in abundance), though ye are
not the guardians of its stores.
23. And verily, it is
We Who give life, and Who give death: it is We Who remain inheritors
(after all else passes away).
24. To Us are known
those of you who hasten forward, and those who lag behind.
25. Assuredly it is
thy Lord Who will gather them together: for He is perfect in Wisdom
26. We created man from
sounding clay, from mud moulded into shape;
27. And the Jinn race,
We had created before, from the fire of a scorching wind.
28. Behold! thy Lord
said to the angels: "I am about to create man, from sounding clay
from mud moulded into shape;
29. "When I have fashioned
him (in due proportion) and breathed into him of My spirit, fall
ye down in obeisance unto him."
30. So the angels prostrated
themselves, all of them together:
31. Not so Iblis: he
refused to be among those who prostrated themselves.
32. ((Allah)) said:
"O Iblis! what is your reason for not being among those who prostrated
33. (Iblis) said: "I
am not one to prostrate myself to man, whom Thou didst create from
sounding clay, from mud moulded into shape."
34. ((Allah)) said:
"Then get thee out from here; for thou art rejected, accursed.
35. "And the curse shall
be on thee till the day of Judgment."
36. (Iblis) said: "O
my Lord! give me then respite till the Day the (dead) are raised."
37. ((Allah)) said:
"Respite is granted thee
38. "Till the Day of
the Time appointed."
39. (Iblis) said: "O
my Lord! because Thou hast put me in the wrong, I will make (wrong)
fair-seeming to them on the earth, and I will put them all in the
40. "Except Thy servants
among them, sincere and purified (by Thy Grace)."
41. ((Allah)) said:
"This (way of My sincere servants) is indeed a way that leads straight
42. "For over My servants
no authority shalt thou have, except such as put themselves in the
wrong and follow thee."
43. And verily, Hell
is the promised abode for them all!
44. To it are seven
gates: for each of those gates is a (special) class (of sinners)
45. The righteous (will
be) amid gardens and fountains (of clear-flowing water).
46. (Their greeting
will be): "Enter ye here in peace and security."
47. And We shall remove
from their hearts any lurking sense of injury: (they will be) brothers
(joyfully) facing each other on thrones (of dignity).
48. There no sense of
fatigue shall touch them, nor shall they (ever) be asked to leave.
49. Tell My servants
that I am indeed the Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful;
50. And that My Penalty
will be indeed the most grievous Penalty.
51. Tell them about
the guests of Abraham.
52. When they entered
his presence and said, "Peace!" He said, "We feel afraid of you!"
53. They said: "Fear
not! We give thee glad tidings of a son endowed with wisdom."
54. He said: "Do ye
give me glad tidings that old age has seized me? Of what, then,
is your good news?"
55. They said: "We give
thee glad tidings in truth: be not then in despair!"
56. He said: "And who
despairs of the mercy of his Lord, but such as go astray?"
57. Abraham said: "What
then is the business on which ye (have come), O ye messengers (of
58. They said: "We have
been sent to a people (deep) in sin,
59. "Excepting the adherents
of Lut: them we are certainly (charged) to save (from harm),- All
60. "Except his wife,
who, We have ascertained, will be among those who will lag behind."
61. At length when the
messengers arrived among the adherents of Lut,
62. He said: "Ye appear
to be uncommon folk."
63. They said: "Yea,
we have come to thee to accomplish that of which they doubt.
64. "We have brought
to thee that which is inevitably due, and assuredly we tell the
65. "Then travel by
night with thy household, when a portion of the night (yet remains),
and do thou bring up the rear: let no one amongst you look back,
but pass on whither ye are ordered."
66. And We made known
this decree to him, that the last remnants of those (sinners) should
be cut off by the morning.
67. The inhabitants
of the city came in (mad) joy (at news of the young men).
68. Lut said: "These
are my guests: disgrace me not:
69. "But fear Allah,
and shame me not."
70. They said: "Did
we not forbid thee (to speak) for all and sundry?"
71. He said: "There
are my daughters (to marry), if ye must act (so)."
72. Verily, by thy life
(O Prophet), in their wild intoxication, they wander in distraction,
to and fro.
73. But the (mighty)
Blast overtook them before morning,
74. And We turned (the
cities) upside down, and rained down on them brimstones hard as
75. Behold! in this
are Signs for those who by tokens do understand.
76. And the (cities
were) right on the high-road.
77. Behold! in this
is a sign for those who believed.
78. And the Companions
of the Wood were also wrong-doers;
79. So We exacted retribution
from them. They were both on an open highway, plain to see.
80. The Companions of
the Rocky Tract also rejected the apostles:
81. We sent them Our
Sings, but they persisted in turning away from them.
82. Out of the mountains
did they hew (their) edifices, (feeling themselves) secure.
83. But the (mighty)
Blast seized them of a morning,
84. And of no avail
to them was all that they did (with such art and care)!
85. We created not the
heavens, the earth, and all between them, but for just ends. And
the Hour is surely coming (when this will be manifest). So overlook
(any human faults) with gracious forgiveness.
86. For verily it is
thy Lord who is the Master-Creator, knowing all things.
87. And We have bestowed
upon thee the Seven Oft-repeated (verses) and the Grand Qur'an.
88. Strain not thine
eyes. (Wistfully) at what We have bestowed on certain classes of
them, nor grieve over them: but lower thy wing (in gentleness) to
89. And say: "I am indeed
he that warneth openly and without ambiguity,"-
90. (Of just such wrath)
as We sent down on those who divided (Scripture into arbitrary parts),-
91. (So also on such)
as have made Qur'an into shreds (as they please).
92. Therefore, by the
Lord, We will, of a surety, call them to account,
93. For all their deeds.
94. Therefore expound
openly what thou art commanded, and turn away from those who join
false gods with Allah.
95. For sufficient are
We unto thee against those who scoff,-
96. Those who adopt,
with Allah, another god: but soon will they come to know.
97. We do indeed know
how thy heart is distressed at what they say.
98. But celebrate the
praises of thy Lord, and be of those who prostrate themselves in
99. And serve thy Lord
until there come unto thee the Hour that is Certain.