1. By the (Winds)
that scatter broadcast;
2. And those that lift
and bear away heavy weights;
3. And those that flow
with ease and gentleness;
4. And those that distribute
and apportion by Command;-
5. Verily that which
ye are promised is true;
6. And verily Judgment
and Justice must indeed come to pass.
7. By the Sky with (its)
8. Truly ye are in a
9. Through which are
deluded (away from the Truth) such as would be deluded.
10. Woe to the falsehood-mongers,-
11. Those who (flounder)
heedless in a flood of confusion:
12. They ask, "When
will be the Day of Judgment and Justice?"
13. (It will be) a Day
when they will be tried (and tested) over the Fire!
14. "Taste ye your trial!
This is what ye used to ask to be hastened!"
15. As to the Righteous,
they will be in the midst of Gardens and Springs,
16. Taking joy in the
things which their Lord gives them, because, before then, they lived
a good life.
17. They were in the
habit of sleeping but little by night,
18. And in the hour
of early dawn, they (were found) praying for Forgiveness;
19. And in their wealth
and possessions (was remembered) the right of the (needy,) him who
asked, and him who (for some reason) was prevented (from asking).
20. On the earth are
signs for those of assured Faith,
21. As also in your
own selves: Will ye not then see?
22. And in heaven is
your Sustenance, as (also) that which ye are promised.
23. Then, by the Lord
of heaven and earth, this is the very Truth, as much as the fact
that ye can speak intelligently to each other.
24. Has the story reached
thee, of the honoured guests of Abraham?
25. Behold, they entered
his presence, and said: "Peace!" He said, "Peace!" (and thought,
"These seem) unusual people."
26. Then he turned quickly
to his household, brought out a fatted calf,
27. And placed it before
them.. he said, "Will ye not eat?"
28. (When they did not
eat), He conceived a fear of them. They said, "Fear not," and they
gave him glad tidings of a son endowed with knowledge.
29. But his wife came
forward (laughing) aloud: she smote her forehead and said: "A barren
30. They said, "Even
so has thy Lord spoken: and He is full of Wisdom and Knowledge."
31. (Abraham) said:
"And what, O ye Messengers, is your errand (now)?"
32. They said, "We have
been sent to a people (deep) in sin;-
33. "To bring on, on
them, (a shower of) stones of clay (brimstone),
34. "Marked as from
thy Lord for those who trespass beyond bounds."
35. Then We evacuated
those of the Believers who were there,
36. But We found not
there any just (Muslim) persons except in one house:
37. And We left there
a Sign for such as fear the Grievous Penalty.
38. And in Moses (was
another Sign): Behold, We sent him to Pharaoh, with authority manifest.
39. But (Pharaoh) turned
back with his Chiefs, and said, "A sorcerer, or one possessed!"
40. So We took him and
his forces, and threw them into the sea; and his was the blame.
41. And in the 'Ad (people)
(was another Sign): Behold, We sent against them the devastating
42. It left nothing
whatever that it came up against, but reduced it to ruin and rottenness.
43. And in the Thamud
(was another Sign): Behold, they were told, "Enjoy (your brief day)
for a little while!"
44. But they insolently
defied the Command of their Lord: So the stunning noise (of an earthquake)
seized them, even while they were looking on.
45. Then they could
not even stand (on their feet), nor could they help themselves.
46. So were the People
of Noah before them for they wickedly transgressed.
47. With power and skill
did We construct the Firmament: for it is We Who create the vastness
48. And We have spread
out the (spacious) earth: How excellently We do spread out!
49. And of every thing
We have created pairs: That ye may receive instruction.
50. Hasten ye then (at
once) to Allah. I am from Him a Warner to you, clear and open!
51. And make not another
an object of worship with Allah. I am from Him a Warner to you,
clear and open!
52. Similarly, no apostle
came to the Peoples before them, but they said (of him) in like
manner, "A sorcerer, or one possessed"!
53. Is this the legacy
they have transmitted, one to another? Nay, they are themselves
a people transgressing beyond bounds!
54. So turn away from
them: not thine is the blame.
55. But teach (thy Message)
for teaching benefits the Believers.
56. I have only created
Jinns and men, that they may serve Me.
57. No Sustenance do
I require of them, nor do I require that they should feed Me.
58. For Allah is He
Who gives (all) Sustenance,- Lord of Power,- Steadfast (for ever).
59. For the Wrong-doers,
their portion is like unto the portion of their fellows (of earlier
generations): then let them not ask Me to hasten (that portion)!
60. Woe, then, to the
Unbelievers, on account of that Day of theirs which they have been