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By the Quran, full of wisdom.
You are a Messenger,
on the straight path.
a Revelation from the Almighty, the Caring,
to warn a community whose ancestors were not warned, so they’re unaware
The sentence against most of them is justified, because they don’t believe.
We’ve placed iron collars around their necks, right up to their chins, so their heads can’t move;
and We’ve placed a wall in front and behind them and hooded them so that they can’t see.
It makes no difference whether you warn them or not, they won’t believe.
You can only warn someone who follows the Reminder and fears the Most Kind, the
Unseen. So, make him happy with the news of forgiveness and a generous reward.
We will resurrect the dead and record all they achieved and the legacies
they left behind; and We recorded everything in a Clear Book
As an example, tell them about the people of the town, where the messengers came.
We sent two at first
, they rejected them; so We strengthened them
with a third; and they said, “We are messengers sent to you.”
said, “You’re mortals like us. The Most Kind hasn’t sent anything, you are lying.”
said, “Our Lord knows we are messengers sent
and our duty is to communicate the Message
said, “you are an evil omen for us. If you don’t stop, we’ll torture you, and punish you severely.”
replied, “The evil omen is with you. Are you annoyed because you’ve been reminded? You’ve gone beyond the limits.
A man came running from the far side of the town, and said, “My people, follow the messengers.
Follow those who don’t ask you for any payment, and they are guided.
Why shouldn’t I worship the One Who created me and to Whom you will be returned?
Should I take beside Him gods whose intercession would not benefit me in the slightest if the Most Kind wanted to harm me? Nor would they be able to save me.
Obviously I would be misguided.
I chose to
believe in Your Lord, so please
listen to me.
“Enter the Garden of Paradise
,” he was told. “If only my people knew,” he said,
“the extent to which My Lord has forgiven me and placed me among the honourable.”
Thereafter, We didn’t send an army against his people from the sky, We don’t do that.
Just one Blast, that’s all
, and there they were, lying
What a shame, whenever a messenger came to a community, they mocked him.
Haven’t they seen how many generations We destroyed before them, none will come back to them.
Yet they will all be presented before Us
A proof of the Resurrection
for them is the dead Earth. How We give it life and make it produce cereals, which they eat
and here and there We have grown palm groves and vineyards and caused freshwater
springs to flow,
so they might eat its fruit even though they had no hand in making it. Won’t they be grateful?
Glory be to Him who created every variety of living things in pairs
from the Earth: humans
themselves, and others which they still
Another sign for them is the night, from which We gradually
peel the daylight away, and there they are in pitch darkness;
the sun travels in its orbit that is precisely determined by the Almighty, the Knower.
Similarly the moon, We determined its phases from full moon
that is slim as a dry date-stalk.
The sun can’t overtake the moon, nor the night outpace the day; all are floating in their fixed orbits.
Another sign for them is the story of
their forefathers who We carried in the heavily-laden ship,
and We created for them similar modes of transport
which they ride.
If We wanted We could drown them, and they will have no help, nor will they be saved,
unless – that is
– We show kindness and give brief respite
When they are told: “Be careful about your past and future deeds
to deserve kind treatment.”
They turn away from every sign of their Lord that comes to them.
When they are told: “Spend what Allah has provided you,” the disbelievers say to the believers, “Why should we feed someone who Allah could have fed, if He wanted? You are clearly misguided.”
And they say, “When will this promise be fulfilled
, if you are telling the truth?”
What they are waiting for is a Blast that will seize them while they argue among themselves.
Then they won’t be able to make a will or return to their families
The Trumpet will be blown, and they will emerge from their graves, rushing to their Lord,
saying: “Woe to us! Who woke us up from our graves?” They will be told
“This is what the Most Kind promised, and the messengers kept reminding you about.”
It will be a single Blast, and quickly they will be made to stand before Us.
On this day, no one will be wronged in the least; and you will only be repaid for what you did
Today the companions of Paradise will be enjoying themselves;
sitting beside their spouses on comfortable sofas relaxing in the shade,
with fruit they like
and the greeting
: “Peace!” Spoken by the Caring Lord.
The evildoers” will be told
: “Step aside today.
Didn’t I command you, children of Adam, not to obey Satan, he is your open enemy,
and worship Me? This is the straight path,
led masses of you astray. Didn’t you think?
This is Hell about which you were warned,
burn in it today, because of your disbelief.
Today We shall seal their mouths; their hands will speak, and their feet will bear witness to what they did.
If We wanted, We could have taken away their eyesight so how could they see it, as they struggled along the path?
If We wanted, We could have paralysed them, so they wouldn’t move to and fro.
Anyone We allow to age, We reduce them in size bit by bit. Will you not reflect?
We didn’t teach the Messenger
poetry, it isn’t appropriate for him. This Quran
is a reminder and a clear recitation.
can warn anyone who is alive, and to confirm the sentence against the disbelievers
Haven’t they considered how We created their livestock, made by Our hands;
and how We tamed animals
to give in to them, so they ride some and eat some of them?
And they derive other benefits from them, like milk to
drink. Won’t they be grateful?
Yet they take other
gods beside Allah, hoping
to be helped by them
are incapable of helping them, even if they were standing to attention for them, like an army.
So don’t let what they say sadden you. We know what they do secretly and openly
Haven’t humans considered how We created them from a drop of fluid, so they openly argue against Us
They make up comparisons about Us whilst forgetting their own creation, saying, “Who will give life to these
bones when they have turned into dust?”
Say: “The one Who produced them originally will bring them back to life – and He has full knowledge of every creature –
Who, for your benefit
, placed the energy of
fire in green trees, from which you get fuel?
Isn’t the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth capable of recreating the like of these quarrelsome humans
? Of course, He is the Creator, the Knower
When He wills something, His command is: “Be!” And it is!
Glory to Him Who controls everything, to Him you shall be returned
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