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68:1  Nûn. By the pen and all that they inscribe.
68:2  Yoursg Lord's blessing does not make you a madman.
68:3  And most surely, for yousg is an unfailing reward.
68:4  And very truly, yousg are of great moral character.
68:5  Thus yousg shall see and they shall see
68:6  which of you is the demented.
68:7  Indeed, yoursg Lord is He Who knows better who has strayed from His way, and it is He Who knows better of the rightly guided.
68:8  So do not obey the disbelievers;
68:9  they would like you to compromise, then they too would compromise.
68:10  And do not obey any despicable swearer,
68:11  backbiter, spreader of malicious gossip,
68:12  preventer of good, transgressor, sinful,
68:13  brutal; moreover, of spurious parentage!
68:14  Just because he has money and sons,
68:15  when Our signs are read to him, he says, “Legends of the ancients!”
68:16  We will brand him on the snout.
68:17  Indeed, We have tested them as We tested the fellows of the garden, when they swore to harvest it in the morning
68:18  without any reservation.
68:19  Then a sweeping visitation from yoursg Lord swept through it while they were asleep,
68:20  and in the morning it was as though harvested.
68:21  So they called to each other in the early morning:
68:22  “Go early to yourpl field if you are going to harvest.”
68:23  So they set out, murmuring to one another,
68:24  “Not one destitute person is to enter it upon youpl today.”
68:25  And early they went, resolved in intent.
68:26  But when they saw it, they said, “Indeed, we are surely misguided;
68:27  rather, we are deprived.”
68:28  The most reasonable of them said, “Did I not tell youpl, ‘if only you would highly exalt (God)?’”
68:29  They said, “Highly Exalted is our Lord; indeed, we were unjust.”
68:30  Then they turned to each other, blaming one another.
68:31  They said, “Woe to us; indeed, we have exceeded all limits.
68:32  Perhaps our Lord will give us a better substitute for it. Indeed, to our Lord we turn wishfully.”
68:33  Such is the punishment (of this world); but the punishment of the Hereafter is greater, if they only knew.
68:34  Indeed, for the people who are mindful (of God) are Gardens of Bliss, with their Lord.
68:35  Shall We treat the Muslims like the criminals?
68:36  What is the matter with youpl? How do you judge?
68:37  Or do you have a scripture in which you study,
68:38  wherein there is whatever you choose?
68:39  Or do you have oaths from Us, binding until the Day of Resurrection, that you will have whatever you demand?
68:40  Asksg them which of them guarantees that.
68:41  Or do they have associates? Then let them bring their associates if they are truthful.
68:42  On the day when the shin is exposed and they are called to prostrate themselves, but they are unable to.
68:43  Their sight(s) (subdued) in reverence, humiliation overwhelms them, for they had been called to prostrate themselves when they were sound.
68:44  So leavesg Me to those who reject this discourse; We will draw them forth gradually (to punishment) from where they do not know.
68:45  And I will give them respite. Indeed, My plot is firm.
68:46  Or do yousg ask them for a reward, so they are burdened with debt?
68:47  Or do they have (knowledge of) the hidden realm and they are writing it down?
68:48  So wait patiently for the Decree of yoursg Lord, and do not be like the Fellow of the Whale, who cried out in despair.
68:49  Were it not for his Lord’s favor that reached him, he would have been thrown into the wilderness, fully despised.
68:50  But his Lord chose him and made him one of the righteous.
68:51  Those who have denied almost stab yousg with their sight(s) when they hear the Reminder, and say, “He is indeed a madman!”
68:52  But it is nothing other than a Reminder to (all creatures of) all realms.