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al-Hijr (The Rock, Stoneland, Rock City)
as rendered by Rashad Khalifa
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Rashad Khalifa rendition of Surah The Rock, Stoneland, Rock City(al-Hijr)
15:1 A.L.R. These (letters) are proofs of this scripture; a profound Quran.
15:2 Certainly, those who disbelieved will wish they were submitters.
15:3 Let them eat, enjoy, and remain blinded by wishful thinking; they will find out.
15:4 We never annihilated any community, except in accordance with a specific, predetermined time.
15:5 The end of any community can never be advanced, nor delayed.
15:6 They said, "O you who received this reminder, you are crazy.
15:7 "Why do you not bring down the angels, if you are truthful?"
15:8 We do not send down the angels except for specific functions. Otherwise, no one will be respited.
15:9 Absolutely, we have revealed the reminder, and, absolutely, we will preserve it.
15:10 We have sent (messengers) before you to the communities in the past.
15:11 Every time a messenger went to them, they ridiculed him.
15:12 We thus control the minds of the guilty.
15:13 Consequently, they cannot believe in him. This has been the system since the past generations.
15:14 Even if we opened for them a gate into the sky, through which they climb;
15:15 they will say, "Our eyes have been deceived. We have been bewitched."
15:16 We placed galaxies in the sky, and adorned it for the beholders.
15:17 And we guarded it against every rejected devil.
15:18 If any of them sneaks around to listen, a mighty projectile will chase him back.
15:19 As for the earth, we constructed it, and placed on it stabilizers (mountains), and we grew on it a perfect balance of everything.
15:20 We made it habitable for you, and for creatures you do not provide for.
15:21 There is nothing that we do not own infinite amounts thereof. But we send it down in precise measure.
15:22 And we send the winds as pollinators, and cause water to come down from the sky for you to drink. Otherwise, you could not keep it palatable.
15:23 It is we who control life and death, and we are the ultimate inheritors.
15:24 And we fully know those among you who advance, and we fully know those who regress.
15:25 Your Lord will surely summon them. He is Most Wise, Omniscient.
15:26 We created the human being from aged mud, like the potter's clay.
15:27 As for the jinns, we created them, before that, from blazing fire.
15:28 Your Lord said to the angels, "I am creating a human being from aged mud, like the potter's clay.
15:29 "Once I perfect him, and blow into him from My spirit, you shall fall prostrate before him."
15:30 The angels fell prostrate; all of them,
15:31 except Iblis (Satan). He refused to be with the prostrators.
15:32 He said, "O Iblis (Satan), why are you not with the prostrators?"
15:33 He said, "I am not to prostrate before a human being, whom You created from aged mud, like the potter's clay."
15:34 He said, "Therefore, you must get out; you are banished.
15:35 "You have incurred My condemnation until the Day of Judgment."
15:36 He said, "My Lord, respite me until the day they are resurrected."
15:37 He said, "You are respited.
15:38 "Until the specified day and time."
15:39 He said, "My Lord, since You have willed that I go astray, I will surely entice them on earth; I will send them all astray.
15:40 "Except those among Your worshipers who are devoted absolutely to You alone."
15:41 He said, "This is a law that is inviolable.
15:42 "You have no power over My servants. You only have power over the strayers who follow you.
15:43 "And Hell awaits them all.
15:44 "It will have seven gates. Each gate will get a specific share of them."
15:45 As for the righteous, they will enjoy gardens and springs.
15:46 Enter therein, peaceful and secure.
15:47 We remove all jealousy from their hearts. Like one family, they will be on adjacent furnishings.
15:48 Never will they suffer any fatigue therein; never will they be evicted therefrom.
15:49 Inform My servants that I am the Forgiver, Most Merciful.
15:50 And that My retribution is the most painful retribution.
15:51 Inform them about Abraham's guests.
15:52 When they entered his quarters, they said, "Peace." He said, "We are apprehensive about you."
15:53 They said, "Do not be apprehensive. We have good news for you: an enlightened son."
15:54 He said, "How can you give me such good news, when I am so old? Do you still give me this good news?"
15:55 They said, "The good news we give you is true; do not despair."
15:56 He said, "None despairs of his Lord's mercy, except the strayers."
15:57 He said, "What is your mission, O messengers?"
15:58 They said, "We are being dispatched to guilty people.
15:59 "As for Lot's family, we will save them all.
15:60 "But not his wife; she is destined to be with the doomed."
15:61 The messengers went to Lot's town.
15:62 He said, "You are unknown people."
15:63 They said, "We bring to you what they have been doubting.
15:64 "We bring to you the truth; we are truthful.
15:65 "You shall take your family during the night. Stay behind them, and make sure that none of you looks back. Go straight as commanded."
15:66 We delivered to him this command: those people are to be annihilated in the morning.
15:67 The people of the city came joyfully.
15:68 He said, "These are my guests; do not embarrass me.
15:69 "Fear GOD, and do not shame me."
15:70 They said, "Did we not enjoin you from contacting anyone?"
15:71 He said, "Here are my daughters, if you must."
15:72 But, alas, they were totally blinded by their lust.
15:73 Consequently, the disaster struck them in the morning.
15:74 We turned it upside down, and showered them with devastating rocks.
15:75 This is a lesson for those who possess intelligence.
15:76 This will always be the system.
15:77 This is a sign for the believers.
15:78 The people of the woods also were transgressors.
15:79 Consequently, we avenged from them, and both communities are fully documented.
15:80 The people of Al-Hijr disbelieved the messengers.
15:81 We gave them our revelations, but they disregarded them.
15:82 They used to carve secure homes out of the mountains.
15:83 The disaster hit them in the morning.
15:84 What they hoarded did not help them.
15:85 We did not create the heavens and the earth, and everything between them, except for a specific purpose. The end of the world will come, so treat them with benign neglect.
15:86 Your Lord is the Creator, the Omniscient.
15:87 We have given you the seven pairs, and the great Quran.
15:88 Do not be jealous of what we bestowed upon the other (messengers), and do not be saddened (by the disbelievers), and lower your wing for the believers.
15:89 And proclaim: "I am the manifest warner."
15:90 We will deal with the dividers.
15:91 They accept the Quran only partially.
15:92 By your Lord, we will question them all,
15:93 about everything they have done.
15:94 Therefore, carry out the orders given to you, and disregard the idol worshipers.
15:95 We will spare you the mockers,
15:96 who set up another god beside GOD. They will surely find out.
15:97 We know full well that you may be annoyed by their utterances.
15:98 You shall sing the praises of your Lord, and be with the prostrators.
15:99 And worship your Lord, in order to attain certainty.


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