Ads by Muslim Ad Network

al-Qalam (The Pen)
as rendered by Ali Ãœnal
Next Surah Previous Surah

Ali Ünal rendition of Surah The Pen(al-Qalam)
68:1 Nun. By the Pen and what they write with it line by line
68:2 You are not, by the grace of your Lord, a madman
68:3 And yours for sure is a reward constant and beyond measure
68:4 You are surely of a sublime character and do act by a sublime pattern of conduct
68:5 Soon you will see and they will se
68:6 Which of you is afflicted with madness
68:7 Surely your Lord is He Who knows best who is astray from His way, and He knows best those who are rightly guided
68:8 So pay no heed to (the desires of) those who persistently deny (God’s Message)
68:9 They wish you to compromise (with them in matters of faith), so they would compromise (with you)
68:10 Pay no heed to any contemptible oath-maker (who swears much with no consideration of truth, and no will to act on his word)
68:11 A defamer, circulating slander (in all directions)
68:12 Who hinders the doing of good, transgressor of all bounds (of sense or decency), one addicted to sinning
68:13 Cruel and ignoble, and in addition to all that, morally corrup
68:14 Because he has wealth and many sons
68:15 When Our Revelations are recited to him, he says: "Fables of the ancients."
68:16 We will brand him on the nose (to mark indelibly his disgrace)
68:17 For sure We try them (with drought as they rely on their wealth and children We have granted them and reject Our call), just as We tried the owners of the garden. They swore that they would assuredly harvest its produce the next day
68:18 They made no allowance (in their oaths, being oblivious of the rights of the needy and oblivious of God’s will)
68:19 Then a visitation from your Lord encompassed it while they were sleeping
68:20 So by morning it had become bleak
68:21 So they cried out to one another having risen for the morning
68:22 "Hurry to your cultivated land if you mean to harvest (its produce)!"
68:23 So they set out, confiding to one another
68:24 "(Take care) that no destitute enter there on you today."
68:25 So early they went, firmly resolved in intent (to collect the harvest and not share it with the destitute)
68:26 But when they saw it, they said: "We have assuredly arrived at the wrong place!"
68:27 (Then when they realized that it was indeed their garden:) "No, rather we are made destitute!"
68:28 The one more equitable among them said: "Did I not say to you: Will you not glorify God?"
68:29 They said: "All-Glorified is our Lord! Indeed we have done wrong (by regarding ourselves as self-sufficient and not dependent on Him)."
68:30 Then they approached one another, reproaching themselves
68:31 They said: "Oh, woe to us! We were habituated to arrogance and rebellion
68:32 "It may be that our Lord will grant us something better than this instead. Surely to our Lord do we turn with hope."
68:33 That is (an example of) the punishment (such as the ingrate rebellious may be made to endure in the world); and certainly the punishment of the Hereafter is greater, if they but knew
68:34 For the God-revering, pious there are Gardens of bounty and blessing with their Lord
68:35 Do We ever treat those who have submitted to God like the disbelieving criminals (who have submitted only to their own lusts and fancies)
68:36 What is the matter with you (that you can judge so)? How can you judge (that all are valued alike in God’s sight whether they are Muslims or not)
68:37 Or do you have a Book (revealed by God) that you rea
68:38 Wherein you find that you will indeed have whatever you prefer (to have)
68:39 Or do you have a covenant with Us confirmed by Us on oath as binding until the Day of Resurrection, that you will have whatever you judge (should be yours)
68:40 Ask them (seeing that they do not have such a covenant) which of them will vouch for that
68:41 Or do they have partners (with God who guarantee them whatever they wish for themselves)? Then let them produce their partners if they are truthful (in their claim)
68:42 On the Day when the truth will be manifest and they are in trouble, and being called to prostrate, they will be incapable of it
68:43 Downcast will be their eyes, with abasement overwhelming them. Assuredly they were called to prostrate while they were yet safe and whole (in this world, but they did not)
68:44 So leave Me with such as deny this Word (the Qur’an). We will lead them on to perdition step by step from where they do not know
68:45 But I grant respite to them (so that they may mend their ways). My scheme (all that is willed for them) is firm and unfailing
68:46 Or is it that you ask them for a wage (in return for your calling them to Our Word), and so they are weighed down with debt
68:47 Or is the Unseen within their reach that they write down (prescribing and stipulating what is to come, and how they are to be judged)
68:48 So wait patiently for your Lord’s judgment, and do not be like the companion of the fish, when he called out choking inwardly (with distress)
68:49 If there had not reached him grace from his Lord (Who accepted his repentance), he would indeed have been cast forth on the desert shore, being reproached
68:50 But his Lord chose him and enabled him to be among the specially chosen, righteous servants
68:51 Those who disbelieve would (if they could) strike you down with their looks because of hatred and enmity, when they hear the Reminder, and they say: "Surely he is a madman."
68:52 But it is not other than a Reminder for all beings


Help keep this site active...
Join IslamAwakened
on Facebook
     Give us Feedback!

Share this Surah Translation on Facebook...