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By the Qur’an, full of wisdom,
truly, you (O Muhammad) are one of the Messengers,
This is sent down by the Mighty, the Merciful,
to warn a people whose forefathers were not warned, so they are heedless.
Indeed the Word has proved true against most of them, so they don’t believe.
Surely! We have put on their necks iron collars up to the chins so that their heads are made raised up
and We have put a barrier in front of them, and a barrier behind them, and then We have covered them up so they cannot see.
It is the same to them whether you warn them or you warn them not, they will not believe.
You can only warn those who follow the reminder (the Qur’an) and fear the Gracious (Allah) unseen. So give them good news of forgiveness and a generous reward.
Surely, We will give life to the dead; We are recording all that which they are sending before death and their traces of deeds. We have recorded everything in a clear book.
And put forward to them an example; the story of the residents of the town (Antakiya, Turkey) to whom the Messengers came.
When We sent to them 2 Messengers, they denied them both, so We reinforced them with a 3rd, and they said: “Surely! We have been sent to you as Messengers.”
They (people of the town) said: “You are but humans like us. The Gracious (Allah) has revealed nothing, you are telling lies.”
They (Messengers) said: “Our Lord knows that we have been sent as Messengers to you
and our duty is to convey the message clearly.”
They (people) said: “Surely, we see an evil omen (sign) from you. If you don’t stop, we will surely stone you and a painful punishment will touch you from us.”
They (Messengers) said: “Your evil omens be with you! (Do you call it ‘evil omen’) because you are admonished? Nay, but you are a transgressing people.”
And there came a man running from the farthest part of the town and said: “O my people! Follow the Messengers.
Follow those who don’t ask of you any wages and they are rightly guided.
Why should I not worship Him Who has created me and to Whom you shall be returned?
Shall I take another worthy of worship besides Him? If the Gracious (Allah) intends me no harm, their intercession will avail me nothing, nor can they save me.
Then surely, I would be in plain error.
Surely! I have believed in your Lord, so listen to me!”
It was said (to him when the disbelievers killed him): “Enter Paradise.” He said: “Would that my people knew (what I know)!
That my Lord has forgiven me and made me among the honored ones!”
And We did not send down against his people after him a host from heaven, nor do We send (such a thing).
It was only one shout and then they all were dead silent
Alas for the mankind! Whenever a Messenger came to them, they used to mock at him.
Don’t they see how many generations We have destroyed before them who will not return to them?
And surely, all of them will be brought before Us.
And the dead land is a sign for them. We give it life and brings forth grain from it so that they eat from there.
And We produces in it gardens of date-palms and grapes, and We cause springs of water to gush forth from it,
so that they may eat the fruits thereof. Their hands did not make it. Should they not give thanks?
Glory be to Him Who has created all things in pairs which the earth produces, as well as their own (human) kind, and other things which they don’t know.
And a sign for them is the night, when We withdraw the daylight from it, and behold, they are in darkness.
And the sun runs on its fixed course for a term (appointed) for it. That is the Decree of the All-Mighty, the All-Knower.
And the moon, We have measured its positions (phases) for it till it returns like the old dried curved date stalk.
The sun is neither permitted to overtake the moon nor does the night outstrip the day. They all each float in its own orbit.
And a sign for them is that We carried their offspring in the laden ship (of Noah).
And We have created for them similar (vessels) on which they ride.
And if We will, We can drown them, and there will be no helper for them, nor will they be saved,
except through the Mercy from Us and as an enjoyment for a while.
And when it is said to them: “Beware of that which is before you (worldly punishments) and that which is behind you (punishments in the Hereafter) so that you may receive Mercy.”
And whenever a sign of the Verses of their Lord comes to them, they turn away from it.
Whenever it is said to them:“Spend out of what Allah has provided you.” Those who disbelieve say to those who believe: “Should we feed those whom, if Allah wills, He (Himself) can feed? You are in plain error.
And they say: “When will this Promise (Resurrection) be fulfilled if you are truthful?”
They are waiting for a single shout, which will seize them while they are disputing (among themselves)!
Then, they will neither be able to make a will, nor they will be able to return to their family.
And the trumpet will be blown in and behold! They will come out quickly from the graves to their Lord.
They will say: “Woe to us! Who has raised us up from our place of sleep?” (It will be said to them): “This is what the Gracious (Allah) had promised and the Messengers spoke the truth!”
It will only be a single shout, so behold! They all will be brought up before Us!
This Day (of Resurrection), no soul will be wronged in anything and you will be rewarded for your deeds.
Surely, on that Day, the residents of the Paradise will be busy in joyful things;
they and their wives will be in pleasant shade reclining on thrones.
They will have all kinds of fruits in it and they will get whatever they ask for;
(it will be said to them): “Peace,” a Word from the Lord, Merciful.
(It will be said to sinners): “You get apart this Day, you criminals (from the believers).
O Children of Adam! Did I not command you that you should not worship Satan? Surely, he is a plain enemy to you
and you should worship Me. That is the Right Way.
And indeed he (Satan) has led a great number of you astray. Didn’t you understand?
This is hell which you were warned.
Now burn in it this Day for what you used to disbelieve.”
This Day, We shall seal up their mouths, their hands will speak to Us, and their legs will bear witness to what they used to earn.
And (if it had been) Our will, We could surely have wiped out (blinded) over their eyes so that they would struggle for the way, how then could they see?
And if it had been Our will, We could have transformed them (into animals or lifeless objects) in their places. Then neither they could have been able to go forward nor they could have turned back.
And those to whom We grant long life, We reverse them in creation (weakness after strength). Will they not then understand?
And We have not taught him (Muhammad) poetry, nor is it suitable for him. This is only a reminder and a plain Qur’an,
to warn those who are living and to establish the charge against the disbelievers.
Don’t they see that We have created for them of what Our Hands have fashioned the cattle, which are under their dominion?
And We have subdued them (animals) to them so that they have some of them for riding and some of them they eat,
and there are other benefits in them and drinks (milk) for them. Should they not then be grateful?
Yet, they have taken others (worthy of worship) besides Allah hoping to get their help.
They cannot help them, yet, they will be brought forward as troops against those who worshipped them (at the time of Reckoning).
So let not their speech grieves you (O Muhammad). Surely, We know what they conceal and what they reveal.
Don’t people see that We have created them from a sperm? Yet, they (stands up) as open opponent.
And they put an example for Us and forget their own creations. He says: “Who will give life to these bones when they have rotten away and became dust?”
Say (O Muhammad): “He Who has created them for the first time, will give life to them again! And He is the All-Knower of every creation!”
It is He Who produces for you fire from the green tree, then behold, you kindle fire therewith.
Is not He Who has created the heavens and the earth, able to create the like of them? Yes, indeed! He knows everything, supreme Creator.
Surely, when He intends a thing, it is only that He says: “Be!” and it is!
So glory be to Him in Whose hands (authority) is the dominion of every thing, and to Him you shall be returned.
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