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37:1  By those lined up in ranks,
37:2  and those who warn, crying warnings,
37:3  and those who recite God's word,
37:4  your God is One,
37:5  Lord of the heavens and the earth and everything between them, Lord of every sunrise.
37:6  We have adorned the nearest heaven with planets
37:7  and protected them against every rebellious devil,
37:8  [so that the devils] may not listen to the highest assembly [of angels] but be repelled from every side,
37:9  driven away. For them there is a continuous punishment,
37:10  except for him who snatches a glimpse [of such knowledge], He will be pursued by a piercing flame. [:
37:11  Then ask those who persist on denying the truth if they were more difficult to create than those other beings We have created, for We created them from sticky clay.
37:12  No wonder you are surprised, to see them ridicule [the message], [:
37:13  and when they are reminded [of the Truth], they don't want to remember, [:
37:14  and when they see a sign, they ridicule it, [:
37:15  saying, "This is mere magic. [:
37:16  When We have died and become dust and bones, are we to be resurrected, [:
37:17  and our forefathers too?" [:
37:18  Say, "Yes, and [on that Day of Judgment] you will be humiliated."
37:19  [On that Day,] there will be only a single shout, and at once they will begin to see.
37:20  They will say, "How terrible for us! This is the Day of Judgment,"
37:21  and [They will be told], "This is the Day of separation [between the good and the bad], which you used to deny."
37:22  [The angels will be ordered], "Gather those who were unjust, all those like them, and the idols they used to worship
37:23  instead of God, and show them to the path of Hell
37:24  And stop them, for they are to be questioned:
37:25  "Why do you not help each other now?"
37:26  No, today they come in absolute submission,
37:27  and they will turn on one another, questioning each other.
37:28  [Some] will say, "You used to approach us from a position of power."
37:29  The others will say, "No, you [yourselves] were not believers,
37:30  and we had no authority over you, but you were exceedingly arrogant people.
37:31  Our Lord's Word has been carried out against us, and we will all taste punishment.
37:32  We misled you, and we were ourselves misled."
37:33  On that Day, they will share in the punishment,
37:34  for that is how We deal with those who forced others to reject Our messages.
37:35  Whenever they were told, "There is no god but God," they became arrogant,
37:36  and would say, "Are we to give up our gods for a mad poet?"
37:37  Rather, the Prophet has come with the Truth and confirmed the [previous] messengers.
37:38  You [who deny the truth] will taste the painful punishment,
37:39  and you will be repaid only for what you used to do.
37:40  Not so for God's devoted worshipers,
37:41  they will have recognizable provision,
37:42  of fruits, and they will be honored
37:43  in Gardens of delight,
37:44  [resting] on couches and facing one another.
37:45  A cup from a flowing spring will be passed among them,
37:46  white and delicious to the drinkers,
37:47  which will neither sicken nor intoxicate them.
37:48  With them are mates of modest gaze with beautiful eyes
37:49  just like closely guarded pearls.
37:50  They will turn to one another, inquiring
37:51  One of them says" I used to have a friend [on earth]
37:52  who used to say to me, are you of those who believe
37:53  that, when we have died and become dust and bones, we will be brought for judgment?'"
37:54  And he will add, "Shall we look for him?"
37:55  And he looks and sees [his former companion] in the midst of Hell.
37:56  He says to him, "By God, you almost ruined me.
37:57  Were It not for the grace of my Lord, I would have been with those taken [to Hell].
37:58  Then, [he says to those in paradise], "Will we really not die
37:59  except for our first death, and will we really not be punished?"
37:60  Truly, this is the ultimate success."
37:61  This is what everyone should strive to attain.
37:62  Is Paradise a better place to be, or the tree of Bitterness?
37:63  We have made [this tree] a punishment for the unjust.
37:64  It is a tree that grows in the heart of Hell,
37:65  Its fruit like devils' heads,
37:66  and [the people in Hell] will eat from it and fill their bellies with it.
37:67  On top of that, they will have a boiling brew to drink.
37:68  Then they will return to Hell,
37:69  for they found their fathers misguided,
37:70  so they rushed [to follow] in their footsteps.
37:71  Most of the earlier peoples went astray before them,
37:72  though We had already sent them someone to give warning.
37:73  Look, then, at the final fate of those who were warned,
37:74  except for the devout worshipers of God.
37:75  Noah called Us, and how excellent was Our response.
37:76  We saved him and his family from the great distress.
37:77  We made his descendants the survivors,
37:78  and left for him [favorable mention] among later generations:
37:79  "Peace upon Noah, among all people."
37:80  This is how we reward those who do good,
37:81  for he was among Our believing worshipers.
37:82  We drowned the rest.
37:83  Abraham was like him.
37:84  He came to his Lord with a faultless heart,
37:85  and said to his father and his people, "What are you worshiping?
37:86  Are you fooling yourselves by choosing false gods other than God?
37:87  What do you think about the Lord of the worlds?"
37:88  Then he took a look at the stars
37:89  and said, "I am sick [of you worshipping these],"
37:90  so they turned away from him and left.
37:91  Then he turned to their gods and said, "Will you not eat?
37:92  What is wrong with you that you do not speak?"
37:93  And he turned on them, striking them with his right hand.
37:94  His people came rushing back to him.
37:95  He said, "How can you worship that which you [yourselves] carve,
37:96  while God created you and everything you do?"
37:97  They said, "Construct a furnace and throw him into the burning fire."
37:98  They plotted against him, but We humiliated them.
37:99  [Abraham] said, "I will go away to my Lord, He will guide me.
37:100  My Lord, grant me a righteous son."
37:101  So We gave him the good news of a gentle boy.
37:102  And when [the boy] was old enough to work with him, he said, "My son, I have seen in a dream that I [must] sacrifice you, so see what you think." He said, "My father, do as you are ordered. You will find me, God willing, patient."
37:103  But as soon as they had both submitted to [what they thought to be] God's will, and [Abraham] had laid [his son] down on the side of his face,
37:104  We called to him, "Abraham,
37:105  you have fulfilled the vision." This is how we reward those who do good.
37:106  This was clearly a grave trial,
37:107  and We ransomed him with a great sacrifice,
37:108  and We left the later generations saying of him:
37:109  "Peace be upon Abraham."
37:110  This is how we reward those who do good,
37:111  for [Abraham] was among Our believing worshipers.
37:112  Then We gave him the good news of Isaac, a prophet from among the righteous,
37:113  and We blessed him and Isaac. Among their descendants are doers of good, and those who clearly wrong themselves.
37:114  We certainly showed great kindness to Moses and Aaron.
37:115  We saved them and their people from a terrible predicament,
37:116  and We supported them so that they prevailed,
37:117  and We gave them the clarifying Book,
37:118  and We guided them on the straight path,
37:119  and We left the later generations saying of them:
37:120  "Peace be upon Moses and Aaron."
37:121  This is how We reward those who do good,
37:122  for they were among Our believing worshipers.
37:123  Elijah was indeed one of the messengers.
37:124  When he said to his people, "Will you not remain mindful of God?
37:125  Do you call upon Baal and leave the best of creators,
37:126  God, your Lord and the Lord of your forefathers?"
37:127  But they denied him, so they will be brought [for punishment],
37:128  except for God's devout worshipers.
37:129  And We left the later generations saying of him:
37:130  "Peace be upon the House of Elijah."
37:131  This how we reward those who do good,
37:132  for he was among Our believing worshipers.
37:133  Lot was indeed one of the messengers.
37:134  We saved him and all of his family,
37:135  except an old woman who stayed behind.
37:136  Then We destroyed the others.
37:137  You pass by them morning
37:138  and night, so will you not use your reason?
37:139  Jonah was one of the messengers.
37:140  He ran away to an loaded ship,
37:141  but they cast lots, and he lost,
37:142  [so they threw him into the sea], and a great fish swallowed him, for He was blameworthy [for what he had done].
37:143  And had he not been one of those who glorify God's limitless glory,
37:144  he would have remained inside its belly until the Day they are resurrected.
37:145  But We cast him, ill, on an open shore,
37:146  and We made a gourd vine to grow over him,
37:147  and We sent him to a hundred thousand people or more.
37:148  They believed, so We let them enjoy their life.
37:149  So [Prophet] inquire [of the idolaters], "Why do they think their Lord has daughters while they have sons"?
37:150  Or, maybe they witnessed the creation of the angels as females?"
37:151  No indeed, It is out of their [invented] falsehood that they say,
37:152  "God has begotten," and they are liars.
37:153  Has He chosen daughters over sons?
37:154  What is [wrong] with you? How do you reach your judgments?
37:155  Will you not be reminded [of the warning against such thinking]?
37:156  Or do you have a clear authority [for what you allege]?
37:157  Then, produce your Book, if you are truthful.
37:158  They also claimed a lineage between Him and the jinn, but the jinn know that they will be brought before Him for [judgment].
37:159  May God be exalted in His glory above all they describe,
37:160  except for God's devout worshipers [who don't make such claims].
37:161  So you [who deny the truth] and whatever you worship,
37:162  cannot tempt [anyone] away from Him
37:163  except for him who will burn in Hell.
37:164  [All of God's creations will say], "Among us, too, there is none but has a known place.
37:165  We are ranged in ranks,
37:166  and we are those who glorify God."
37:167  The unbelievers used to say,
37:168  "If only we had a message from those who lived before us,
37:169  we would have been faithful worshipers of God."
37:170  But they rejected the message, so they will soon realize [the consequences].
37:171  Our word has already been given to Our worshiping Messengers
37:172  [that] they would indeed be victorious,
37:173  and [that] Our soldiers will be those who overcome.
37:174  So [Prophet], leave them for a time.
37:175  And watch them, for they will soon see.
37:176  Do they really want to hasten Our punishment?
37:177  When it descends on them, how terrible will that morning be for those who were warned.
37:178  Leave them for a time,
37:179  and watch them, for they will soon see.
37:180  May your Lord, the Lord of Might, be exalted in His glory above all they describe.
37:181  And Peace be on the Messengers,
37:182  and praise be to God, Lord of the worlds.