2. By the Book that makes
3. We sent it down during
a Blessed Night: for We (ever) wish to warn (against Evil).
4. In the (Night) is
made distinct every affair of wisdom,
5. By command, from Our
Presence. For We (ever) send (revelations),
6. As Mercy from thy
Lord: for He hears and knows (all things);
7. The Lord of the heavens
and the earth and all between them, if ye (but) have an assured
8. There is no god but
He: It is He Who gives life and gives death,- The Lord and Cherisher
to you and your earliest ancestors.
9. Yet they play about
10. Then watch thou
for the Day that the sky will bring forth a kind of smoke (or mist)
11. Enveloping the people:
this will be a Penalty Grievous.
12. (They will say:)
"Our Lord! remove the Penalty from us, for we do really believe!"
13. How shall the message
be (effectual) for them, seeing that an Messenger explaining things
clearly has (already) come to them,-
14. Yet they turn away
from him and say: "Tutored (by others), a man possessed!"
15. We shall indeed
remove the Penalty for a while, (but) truly ye will revert (to your
16. One day We shall
seize you with a mighty onslaught: We will indeed (then) exact Retribution!
17. We did, before them,
try the people of Pharaoh: there came to them an apostle most honourable,
18. Saying: "Restore
to me the Servants of Allah. I am to you an apostle worthy of all
19. "And be not arrogant
as against Allah. for I come to you with authority manifest.
20. "For me, I have
sought safety with my Lord and your Lord, against your injuring
21. "If ye believe me
not, at least keep yourselves away from me."
22. (But they were aggressive:)
then he cried to his Lord: "These are indeed a people given to sin."
23. (The reply came:)
"March forth with My Servants by night: for ye are sure to be pursued.
24. "And leave the sea
as a furrow (divided): for they are a host (destined) to be drowned."
25. How many were the
gardens and springs they left behind,
26. And corn-fields
and noble buildings,
27. And wealth (and
conveniences of life), wherein they had taken such delight!
28. Thus (was their
end)! And We made other people inherit (those things)!
29. And neither heaven
nor earth shed a tear over them: nor were they given a respite (again).
30. We did deliver aforetime
the Children of Israel from humiliating Punishment,
31. Inflicted by Pharaoh,
for he was arrogant (even) among inordinate transgressors.
32. And We chose them
aforetime above the nations, knowingly,
33. And granted them
Signs in which there was a manifest trial
34. As to these (Quraish),
they say forsooth:
35. "There is nothing
beyond our first death, and we shall not be raised again.
36. "Then bring (back)
our forefathers, if what ye say is true!"
37. What! Are they better
than the people of Tubba and those who were before them? We destroyed
them because they were guilty of sin.
38. We created not the
heavens, the earth, and all between them, merely in (idle) sport:
39. We created them
not except for just ends: but most of them do not understand.
40. Verily the Day of
sorting out is the time appointed for all of them,-
41. The Day when no
protector can avail his client in aught, and no help can they receive,
42. Except such as receive
Allah.s Mercy: for He is Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.
43. Verily the tree
44. Will be the food
of the Sinful,-
45. Like molten brass;
it will boil in their insides.
46. Like the boiling
of scalding water.
47. (A voice will cry:
"Seize ye him and drag him into the midst of the Blazing Fire!
48. "Then pour over
his head the Penalty of Boiling Water,
49. "Taste thou (this)!
Truly wast thou mighty, full of honour!
50. "Truly this is what
ye used to doubt!"
51. As to the Righteous
(they will be) in a position of Security,
52. Among Gardens and
53. Dressed in fine
silk and in rich brocade, they will face each other;
54. So; and We shall
join them to Companions with beautiful, big, and lustrous eyes.
55. There can they call
for every kind of fruit in peace and security;
56. Nor will they there
taste Death, except the first death; and He will preserve them from
the Penalty of the Blazing Fire,-
57. As a Bounty from
thy Lord! that will be the supreme achievement!
58. Verily, We have
made this (Qur'an) easy, in thy tongue, in order that they may give
59. So wait thou and
watch; for they (too) are waiting.