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34:1  All the praises and gratitude belong unto Allâh, unto Whom belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is on the earth. His is all the praises and gratitude in the ‘Hereafter’. And He is the All-Wise, the All-Aware.
34:2  He knows perfectly well that which goes down into the earth and that which comes out of it, and that which comes down from the sky and that which ascends to it. He is the Most Merciful, the Oft-Forgiving.
34:3  Those who excessively indulge in disbelief (in Allâh) say: “The ‘Hour’ (of Reckoning) will never ever come to us. Say, (O’ Muhammad): “Nay, by my Lord, the All-Knowing of the unseen, it will definitely come to you. Not a weight of an atom would escape Him in the heaven or on the earth, nor is there less than that nor greater, but all is in an explicit book.
34:4  He will remunerate those who adhere firmly to Islamic Monotheism and do righteous acts. For those, there will be forgiveness and an opulent sustenance.
34:5  But for those who strive hard against Our ‘Revelations’, there will be an agonizing chastisement of evil kind
34:6  And those who have spiritual gift of knowledge see that which is revealed unto you from your Lord is the truth and that it guides into the path of the Exalted in Might, Lord of all Praise.
34:7  Those who excessively indulge in disbelief (in Allâh) say: “Shall we show you a man who says that when you are disintegrated into dust with complete disintegration, you will be in a new creation?"
34:8  Has he invented a lie against Allâh, or is he insane? Nay, but those who believe not in the ‘Hereafter’ are in torment and in far error.
34:9  Have they not noticed what is before them and what is behind them of the heavens and earth? If We will, We can cause the earth to sink with them, or fragments of the heavens to fall upon them. Indeed, in this is a sign for every faithful devotee of Allâh.
34:10  Indeed, We endowed ‘David’ with abundance from Us, (saying): “O’ mountains, pray and sing hymns to Allâh, and you too, O’ birds!" We caused the iron to be pliable for him,
34:11  (Commanding him): “Make armors and measure precisely their rings, and do righteousness, (all of you) . Indeed, I am All-Seer of what you do."
34:12  To ‘Solomon’, (We made) the wind (subservient). Its morning course was a month's journey, and in the evening was a month's journey. We made a stream of molten brass to flow for him. Of the jinn, some worked before him by the command of his Lord. Whoever of them turned aside from Our command-, We made him taste of the chastisement of the Blazing Fire.
34:13  They made for him whatever he willed, of synagogues and statues, bowls like reservoirs and fixed cooking-pots. (We Said): “Give, O’ family of ‘David’, with thanks.” Nevertheless, very few of My servants are grateful.
34:14  Then when We decreed death for him (‘Solomon’), nothing inform the jinn of his death except for a tiny worm of the earth that was (gradually) gnawing away at his staff. Consequently, when he fell down, it became obvious to them: if they had known the unseen, they would not have stayed in such a humiliating torment.
34:15  Verily, there was a sign for ‘Sheba’ in their dwelling place- two gardens on the right and the left. (They were told): “Eat of the sustenance of your Lord and express your gratitude to Him. Your is a good land and an Oft-Forgiving Lord.”
34:16  But they took no heed, so We sent upon them a torrent of water released from the dam, and we substituted their two gardens into gardens yielding bitter fruit and containing tamarisk bushes and a few lote-trees
34:17  This is how We chastised them because of their ingratitude. Have We ever chastised anyone except the one who is ingrate?
34:18  We placed, between them and the towns which We had blessed, conspicuous towns, and We made the stage between them easy, (saying): "Travel in them safely both by night and day."
34:19  But they said: “Our Lord, make the stages between our journeys longer." Thus, they wronged their own selves, and so We made them as stories, and tore them completely into pieces. Indeed, in this are signs for every forbearing, grateful.
34:20  Indeed, ‘Iblîs’ found true his speculation concerning them. Thus, they followed him, except a party of believers (of unfeigned faith).
34:21  He never has any authority over them, except that We may identify the one who believes in the ‘Hereafter’ from the one who harbours doubts about it. Your Lord is the Preserver of all things.
34:22  Say: "Implore and pray to those whom you have asserted (to be gods), besides Allâh. They possess nothing, not even a weight of an atom either in the heavens or on earth, nor have they any share therein, nor has He an assistant among them.”
34:23  Intercession avails nothing with Him, except for him whom He gives authorization. Consequently, when the fear (of being brought to reckoning) is removed from their hearts (at the ‘Day of Judgment’), they say: "What is it that your Lord has just said?" They say: "The truth. He is the Most High, the Most Great."
34:24  Say: "Who gives you sustenance from the heavens and the earth? Say: “It is Allâh!. Verily, either we or you are rightly guided or in an evident deception."
34:25  Say: "You will not be questioned as to what we committed, nor shall we be questioned as to what you do."
34:26  Say: "Our Lord will gather us all together, then He will judge between us equitably. He is the Judge, the All-Knowing.”
34:27  Say: ”Show me those whom you have joined to Him as associates. Nay, He is Allâh, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise."
34:28  We have not sent you except as a herald, and as warner to all mankind, but most of the people do not know.
34:29  They say: "When will this promise (come to pass) if you are truthful?"
34:30  Say: ”You have the appointment of a day which you cannot delay by one hour, nor hasten on."
34:31  Those who excessively indulge in disbelief (in Allâh) say: “We are not inclined to believe in this 'Qur’ān' or in that which is before it," However, if you could see when the iniquitous are made to stand before their Lord, casting blame at each other. Those who were oppressed say unto those who used to show an arrogant attitude: "Had it not been for you, we would have been rejoiced and delighted in our faith (in Allâh)."
34:32  Those who used to show an arrogant attitude say unto those who were oppressed, “Did we turn you away from the upright faith after it had come to you? Nay, but you yourselves were ungodly sinners.”
34:33  Those who were oppressed say unto those who used to show an arrogant attitude: ”Nay but (it was your evil) scheming by night and day when you instructed us to disbelieve in Allâh and to set up rivals to Him!" Nevertheless, they will conceal their compunction when they behold the chastisement. We will put shackles around the necks of those who indulge in disbelief. Are they chastised aught except for what they used to do?
34:34  Whenever We sent a warner into a township (to warn & preach), its wealthy ones said: “Indeed we are not going to believe in that with which you are sent.”
34:35  They also said: "We have more wealth and children, and we are not going to be punished."
34:36  Say: “My Lord spreads out sustenance to whom He wills and straitens it, but most men know not."
34:37  It is not your wealth or your children will bring you near unto Us in rank, but the one who accepts Allâh into his life and does righteous work. For those, there will be twofold reward for what they did, and they will dwell the high dwellings in utter peace.
34:38  But those who strive in opposing Our ‘Revelation’ will be driven into the chastisement.
34:39  Say: “My Lord spreads out sustenance to whom He wills of His servants and straitens it for him. Whatever you expend of anything (in serving the cause of Allâh), He will replace it. He is the Best Provider."
34:40  On the day when He will gather them all together, then will He say unto the ‘Angels’: "Was it you that these people used to worship?"
34:41  They will say: "All Glory belongs to You. You are our Guardian, not they. It was not us but the jinn that they used to worship, and most of them do believe in them."
34:42  Thus, on that day, you will possess no power to avail or harm one another. We will say unto those who keep on sinning deliberately: "Taste the chastisement of the Fire, which you used to deny."
34:43  When Our distinctive ‘Verses’ are recited to them, they say: “This is naught but a man who seeks to turn you away from what your fathers worshiped." They also say: “This is nothing more than an invented lie.” Those who excessively indulge in disbelief (in Allâh) say of the truth when it comes to them: “This is nothing more than a manifest sorcery."
34:44  We had not given them any books which they could read and study, nor did We send to them before you any warner.
34:45  And those who were before them (also) denied (the Truth); these have not yet accomplished a tenth of that which We conferred on them, but they denied my My apostles. How (dreadful) was the manifestation of My denunciation.
34:46  Say: "I preach to you to do one thing that you stand up for the sake of Allâh in twos and individually, and then cerebrate.” There is no insanity in your compatriot, (‘Muhammad’). He is not more than a warner to you before (the befalling of) a severe punishment.
34:47  Say: Whatever reward I might have asked of you is yours. My reward comes from Allâh only. He is Witness over all things."
34:48  Say: “My Lord flings open the doors of truth. (He is) the all- Knowing of the unseen.”
34:49  Say: "The truth has come. Falsehood neither creates, nor recreates.
34:50  Say: “If I go astray, I will go astray only towards my own loss, and if I attain spiritual insight, it will be because of what my Lord has inspired in me.”
34:51  If you could only see them when they are terrified with no escape, and seized from a near place.
34:52  (Seeing the torment), they will then say: "We do believe now in it," but how could they obtain faith from a distant place (i.e. to return to the ‘worldly life’ again).
34:53  Indeed, they disbelieved in it before (in the ‘worldly life’), and they used to speculate about the unseen from a distant place.
34:54  Consequently, a barrier will be set between them and that which they desire, as was done with their adherents before. Definitely, they were in an ambiguous skepticism.