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al-Qalam (The Pen)
as rendered by Ahmed Ali
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Ahmed Ali rendition of Surah The Pen(al-Qalam)
68:1 NUN. I CALL to witness the pen and what they inscribe
68:2 You are not demented by the grace of your Lord
68:3 There is surely reward unending for you
68:4 For you are verily born of sublime nature
68:5 So you will see, and they will realise
68:6 Who is distracted
68:7 Verily your Lord knows those who have gone astray from His path, and He knows those who are guided on the way
68:8 So do not comply with those who deny
68:9 They only want that you should relent, so that they may come to terms
68:10 Do not heed a contemptible swearer
68:11 Or backbiter, calumniator, slanderer
68:12 Who hinders men from (doing) good, the transgressor, the iniquitous
68:13 Crude, and above all, mean and infamous
68:14 Simply because he possesses wealth and children
68:15 When you recite Our revelations to him, he says: "These are fables of long ago."
68:16 We shall brand him on the muzzle
68:17 We have tried you as We tried the owners of the garden when they vowed to gather the fruits in the mornin
68:18 But did not add: "If God may please."
68:19 Then a calamity from your Lord fell upon it, but they remained fast asleep
68:20 So by the morning it seemed as though picked clean
68:21 At daybreak they called to each other
68:22 "If you want to gather the fruits, let us go early to the plantation."
68:23 So they departed, talking in low voices
68:24 "Let no needy person come to you within it today."
68:25 They left early in the morning bent on this purpose
68:26 When they saw (and did not recognise it) they said: "Surely we have lost the way
68:27 No. In fact we have been deprived of it."
68:28 One who was temperate among them, said: "Did I not say: 'Why don't you priase God?'"
68:29 "Glory to our Lord," they said; we were really in the wrong."
68:30 Then they started blaming one another
68:31 Saying: "Alas the woe, we were iniquitous
68:32 Maybe our Lord will give us better than this. We turn to our Lord in supplication."
68:33 Such is Our chastisement; and the punishment of the Hereafter will be greater, if only they knew
68:34 For those who fear God there are pleasure gardens with their Lord
68:35 Should We treat those who submit and obey in the same way as those who are culpable
68:36 What has come upon you that you judge in such a wise
68:37 Or have you a Book in which you rea
68:38 That you can surely have whatever you choose
68:39 Or have you taken a binding promise from Us which would hold till the Day of Judgement, that you will get whatever you demand
68:40 Ask them: "Which of you is able to vouch for this?"
68:41 Or have they any partners? Let them bring their partners then, if what they say is true
68:42 On the day the great calamity befalls, and they are called to bow in homage, they will not be able to do so
68:43 Lowered will be their eyes, disgrace overwhelming them. They had indeed been called to bow in homage when they were free of blame
68:44 So leave those who deny this Discourse to Me. We shall lead them step by step to (ruin) in a way they will not know
68:45 Yet I will give them respite: Surely My plan is compact
68:46 Do you ask for any compensation from them that they are burdened with want
68:47 Or do they have knowledge of the unknown which they copy down
68:48 So wait with patience for the judgement of your Lord, and do not be like (onah) of the fish who called (to his Lord) when he was choked with anger
68:49 Had it not been for a favour from his Lord he would have been cast blame-worthy on a barren plain
68:50 Then his Lord chose him and placed him among the upright
68:51 But the unbelievers would like to stare you out of balance when they hear the warning, and say: "Surely he is possessed;"
68:52 Whilst it is no more than reminder for the people of the world


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