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adh-Dhariyat (The Winnowing Winds, The Scatterers)
as rendered by John Medows Rodwell
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John Medows Rodwell rendition of Surah The Winnowing Winds, The Scatterers(adh-Dhariyat)
51:1 By the clouds which scatter with SCATTERING
51:2 And those which bear their load
51:3 And by those which speed lightly along
51:4 And those which apportion by command
51:5 True, indeed, is that with which ye are threatened
51:6 And lo! the judgment will surely come
51:7 By the star-tracked heaven
51:8 Ye are discordant in what ye say
51:9 But whose turneth him from the truth, is turned from it by a divine decree
51:10 Perish the liars
51:11 Who are bewildered in the depths of ignorance
51:12 They ask, "When this day of judgment?"
51:13 On that day they shall be tormented at the fire
51:14 "Taste ye of this your torment, whose speedy coming ye challenged."
51:15 But the God-fearing shall dwell amid gardens and fountains
51:16 Enjoying what their Lord hath given them, because, aforetime they were well-doers
51:17 But little of the night was it that they slept
51:18 And at dawn they prayed for pardon
51:19 And gave due share of their wealth to the suppliant and the outcast
51:20 On Earth are signs for men of firm belief
51:21 And also in your own selves: Will ye not then behold them
51:22 The Heaven hath sustenance for you, and it containeth that which you are promised
51:23 By the Lord then of the heaven and of the earth, I swear that this is the truth, even as ye speak yourselves
51:24 Hath the story reached thee of Abraham's honoured guests
51:25 When they went in unto him and said, "Peace!" he replied, "Peace: - they are strangers."
51:26 And he went apart to his family, and brought a fatted calf
51:27 And set it before them. He said, "Eat ye not?"
51:28 And he conceived a fear of them. They said to him, "Fear not;" and announced to him a wise son
51:29 His wife came up with outcry: she smote her face and said, "What I, old and barren!"
51:30 They said, "Thus saith thy Lord. He truly is the Wise, the Knowing."
51:31 Said he, "And what, O messengers, is your errand?"
51:32 They said, "To a wicked people are we sent
51:33 To hurl upon them stones of clay
51:34 Destined by thy Lord for men guilty of excesses."
51:35 And we brought forth the believers who were in the city
51:36 But we found not in it but one family of Muslims
51:37 And signs we left in it for those who dread the afflictive chastisement,
51:38 And in Moses: when we sent him to Pharaoh with manifest power
51:39 But relying on his forces he turned his back and said, "Sorcerer, or Possessed."
51:40 So we seized him and his hosts and cast them into the sea; for of all blame was he worthy
51:41 And in Ad: when we sent against them the desolating blast
51:42 It touched not aught over which it came, but it turned it to dust
51:43 And in Themoud: when it was said to them, "Enjoy yourselves for yet a while."
51:44 But they rebelled against their Lord's command: so the tempest took them as they watched its coming
51:45 They were not able to stand upright, and could not help themselves
51:46 And we destroyed the people of Noah, before them; for an impious people were they
51:47 And the Heaven - with our hands have we built it up, and given it its expanse
51:48 And the Earth - we have stretched it out like a carpet; and how smoothly have we spread it forth
51:49 And of everything have we created pairs: that haply ye may reflect
51:50 Fly then to God: I come to you from him a plain warner
51:51 And set not up another god with God: I come to you from him a plain warner
51:52 Even thus came there no apostle to those who flourished before them, but they exclaimed, "Sorcerer, or Possessed."
51:53 Have they made a legacy to one another of this scoff? Yes, they are a rebel people
51:54 Turn away, then, from them, and thou shalt not incur reproach
51:55 Yet warn them, for, in truth, warning will profit the believers
51:56 I have not created Djinn and men, but that they should worship me
51:57 I require not sustenance from them, neither require I that they feed me
51:58 Verily, God is the sole sustainer: possessed of might: the unshaken
51:59 Therefore to those who injure thee shall be a fate like the fate of their fellows of old. Let them not challenge me to hasten it
51:60 Woe then to the infidels, because of their threatened day


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