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[37.1] By those who range themselves in ranks,
[37.2] And so are strong in repelling (evil),
[37.3] And thus proclaim the Message (of Allah)!
[37.4] Verily, verily, your Allah is one!-
[37.5] Lord of the heavens and of the earth and all between them, and Lord of every point at the rising of the sun!
[37.6] We have indeed decked the lower heaven with beauty (in) the stars,-
[37.7] (For beauty) and for guard against all obstinate rebellious evil spirits,
[37.8] (So) they should not strain their ears in the direction of the Exalted Assembly but be cast away from every side,
[37.9] Repulsed, for they are under a perpetual penalty,
[37.10] Except such as snatch away something by stealth, and they are pursued by a flaming fire, of piercing brightness.
[37.11] Just ask their opinion: are they the more difficult to create, or the (other) beings We have created? Them have We created out of a sticky clay!
[37.12] Truly dost thou marvel, while they ridicule,
[37.13] And, when they are admonished, pay no heed,-
[37.14] And, when they see a Sign, turn it to mockery,
[37.15] And say, "This is nothing but evident sorcery!
[37.16] "What! when we die, and become dust and bones, shall we (then) be raised up (again)
[37.17] "And also our fathers of old?"
[37.18] Say thou: "Yea, and ye shall then be humiliated (on account of your evil)."
[37.19] Then it will be a single (compelling) cry; and behold, they will begin to see!
[37.20] They will say, "Ah! Woe to us! This is the Day of Judgment!"
[37.21] (A voice will say,) "This is the Day of Sorting Out, whose truth ye (once) denied!"
[37.22] "Bring ye up", it shall be said, "The wrong-doers and their wives, and the things they worshipped-
[37.23] "Besides Allah, and lead them to the Way to the (Fierce) Fire!
[37.24] "But stop them, for they must be asked:
[37.25] "'What is the matter with you that ye help not each other?'"
[37.26] Nay, but that day they shall submit (to Judgment);
[37.27] And they will turn to one another, and question one another.
[37.28] They will say: "It was ye who used to come to us from the right hand (of power and authority)!"
[37.29] They will reply: "Nay, ye yourselves had no Faith!
[37.30] "Nor had we any authority over you. Nay, it was ye who were a people in obstinate rebellion!
[37.31] "So now has been proved true, against us, the word of our Lord that we shall indeed (have to) taste (the punishment of our sins).
[37.32] "We led you astray: for truly we were ourselves astray."
[37.33] Truly, that Day, they will (all) share in the Penalty.
[37.34] Verily that is how We shall deal with Sinners.
[37.35] For they, when they were told that there is no god except Allah, would puff themselves up with Pride,
[37.36] And say: "What! shall we give up our gods for the sake of a Poet possessed?"
[37.37] Nay! he has come with the (very) Truth, and he confirms (the Message of) the messengers (before him).
[37.38] Ye shall indeed taste of the Grievous Penalty;-
[37.39] But it will be no more than the retribution of (the Evil) that ye have wrought;-
[37.40] But the sincere (and devoted) Servants of Allah,-
[37.41] For them is a Sustenance determined,
[37.42] Fruits (Delights); and they (shall enjoy) honour and dignity,
[37.43] In Gardens of Felicity,
[37.44] Facing each other on Thrones (of Dignity):
[37.45] Round will be passed to them a Cup from a clear-flowing fountain,
[37.46] Crystal-white, of a taste delicious to those who drink (thereof),
[37.47] Free from headiness; nor will they suffer intoxication therefrom.
[37.48] And besides them will be chaste women, restraining their glances, with big eyes (of wonder and beauty).
[37.49] As if they were (delicate) eggs closely guarded.
[37.50] Then they will turn to one another and question one another.
[37.51] One of them will start the talk and say: "I had an intimate companion (on the earth),
[37.52] "Who used to say, 'what! art thou amongst those who bear witness to the Truth (of the Message)?
[37.53] "'When we die and become dust and bones, shall we indeed receive rewards and punishments?'"
[37.54] (A voice) said: "Would ye like to look down?"
[37.55] He looked down and saw him in the midst of the Fire.
[37.56] He said: "By Allah! thou wast little short of bringing me to perdition!
[37.57] "Had it not been for the Grace of my Lord, I should certainly have been among those brought (there)!
[37.58] "Is it (the case) that we shall not die,
[37.59] "Except our first death, and that we shall not be punished?"
[37.60] Verily this is the supreme achievement!
[37.61] For the like of this let all strive, who wish to strive.
[37.62] Is that the better entertainment or the Tree of Zaqqum?
[37.63] For We have truly made it (as) a trial for the wrong-doers.
[37.64] For it is a tree that springs out of the bottom of Hell-Fire:
[37.65] The shoots of its fruit-stalks are like the heads of devils:
[37.66] Truly they will eat thereof and fill their bellies therewith.
[37.67] Then on top of that they will be given a mixture made of boiling water.
[37.68] Then shall their return be to the (Blazing) Fire.
[37.69] Truly they found their fathers on the wrong Path;
[37.70] So they (too) were rushed down on their footsteps!
[37.71] And truly before them, many of the ancients went astray;-
[37.72] But We sent aforetime, among them, (messengers) to admonish them;-
[37.73] Then see what was the end of those who were admonished (but heeded not),-
[37.74] Except the sincere (and devoted) Servants of Allah.
[37.75] (In the days of old), Noah cried to Us, and We are the best to hear prayer.
[37.76] And We delivered him and his people from the Great Calamity,
[37.77] And made his progeny to endure (on this earth);
[37.78] And We left (this blessing) for him among generations to come in later times:
[37.79] "Peace and salutation to Noah among the nations!"
[37.80] Thus indeed do we reward those who do right.
[37.81] For he was one of our believing Servants.
[37.82] Then the rest we overwhelmed in the Flood.
[37.83] Verily among those who followed his Way was Abraham.
[37.84] Behold! he approached his Lord with a sound heart.
[37.85] Behold! he said to his father and to his people, "What is that which ye worship?
[37.86] "Is it a falsehood- gods other than Allah- that ye desire?
[37.87] "Then what is your idea about the Lord of the worlds?"
[37.88] Then did he cast a glance at the Stars.
[37.89] And he said, "I am indeed sick (at heart)!"
[37.90] So they turned away from him, and departed.
[37.91] Then did he turn to their gods and said, "will ye not eat (of the offerings before you)?...
[37.92] "What is the matter with you that ye speak not (intelligently)?"
[37.93] Then did he turn upon them, striking (them) with the right hand.
[37.94] Then came (the worshippers) with hurried steps, and faced (him).
[37.95] He said: "Worship ye that which ye have (yourselves) carved?
[37.96] "But Allah has created you and your handwork!"
[37.97] They said, "Build him a furnace, and throw him into the blazing fire!"
[37.98] (This failing), they then sought a stratagem against him, but We made them the ones most humiliated!
[37.99] He said: "I will go to my Lord! He will surely guide me!
[37.100] "O my Lord! Grant me a righteous (son)!"
[37.101] So We gave him the good news of a boy ready to suffer and forbear.
[37.102] Then, when (the son) reached (the age of) (serious) work with him, he said: "O my son! I see in vision that I offer thee in sacrifice: Now see what is thy view!" (The son) said: "O my father! Do as thou art commanded: thou will find me, if Allah so wills one practising Patience and Constancy!"
[37.103] So when they had both submitted their wills (to Allah), and he had laid him prostrate on his forehead (for sacrifice),
[37.104] We called out to him "O Abraham!
[37.105] "Thou hast already fulfilled the vision!" - thus indeed do We reward those who do right.
[37.106] For this was obviously a trial-
[37.107] And We ransomed him with a momentous sacrifice:
[37.108] And We left (this blessing) for him among generations (to come) in later times:
[37.109] "Peace and salutation to Abraham!"
[37.110] Thus indeed do We reward those who do right.
[37.111] For he was one of our believing Servants.
[37.112] And We gave him the good news of Isaac - a prophet,- one of the Righteous.
[37.113] We blessed him and Isaac: but of their progeny are (some) that do right, and (some) that obviously do wrong, to their own souls.
[37.114] Again (of old) We bestowed Our favour on Moses and Aaron,
[37.115] And We delivered them and their people from (their) Great Calamity;
[37.116] And We helped them, so they overcame (their troubles);
[37.117] And We gave them the Book which helps to make things clear;
[37.118] And We guided them to the Straight Way.
[37.119] And We left (this blessing) for them among generations (to come) in later times:
[37.120] "Peace and salutation to Moses and Aaron!"
[37.121] Thus indeed do We reward those who do right.
[37.122] For they were two of our believing Servants. PICKTHAL: Lo! they are two of Our believing slaves. SHAKIR: Surely they were both of Our believing servants. KHALIFA: Both of them were among our righteous servants.
[37.123] So also was Elias among those sent (by Us).
[37.124] Behold, he said to his people, "Will ye not fear (Allah)?
[37.125] "Will ye call upon Baal and forsake the Best of Creators,-
[37.126] "Allah, your Lord and Cherisher and the Lord and Cherisher of your fathers of old?"
[37.127] But they rejected him, and they will certainly be called up (for punishment),-
[37.128] Except the sincere and devoted Servants of Allah (among them).
[37.129] And We left (this blessing) for him among generations (to come) in later times:
[37.130] "Peace and salutation to such as Elias!"
[37.131] Thus indeed do We reward those who do right.
[37.132] For he was one of our believing Servants.
[37.133] So also was Lut among those sent (by Us).
[37.134] Behold, We delivered him and his adherents, all
[37.135] Except an old woman who was among those who lagged behind:
[37.136] Then We destroyed the rest.
[37.137] Verily, ye pass by their (sites), by day-
[37.138] And by night: will ye not understand?
[37.139] So also was Jonah among those sent (by Us).
[37.140] When he ran away (like a slave from captivity) to the ship (fully) laden,
[37.141] He (agreed to) cast lots, and he was condemned:
[37.142] Then the big Fish did swallow him, and he had done acts worthy of blame.
[37.143] Had it not been that he (repented and) glorified Allah,
[37.144] He would certainly have remained inside the Fish till the Day of Resurrection.
[37.145] But We cast him forth on the naked shore in a state of sickness,
[37.146] And We caused to grow, over him, a spreading plant of the gourd kind.
[37.147] And We sent him (on a mission) to a hundred thousand (men) or more.
[37.148] And they believed; so We permitted them to enjoy (their life) for a while.
[37.149] Now ask them their opinion: Is it that thy Lord has (only) daughters, and they have sons?-
[37.150] Or that We created the angels female, and they are witnesses (thereto)?
[37.151] Is it not that they say, from their own invention,
[37.152] "Allah has begotten children"? but they are liars!
[37.153] Did He (then) choose daughters rather than sons?
[37.154] What is the matter with you? How judge ye?
[37.155] Will ye not then receive admonition?
[37.156] Or have ye an authority manifest?
[37.157] Then bring ye your Book (of authority) if ye be truthful!
[37.158] And they have invented a blood-relationship between Him and the Jinns: but the Jinns know (quite well) that they have indeed to appear (before his Judgment-Seat)!
[37.159] Glory to Allah! (He is free) from the things they ascribe (to Him)!
[37.160] Not (so do) the Servants of Allah, sincere and devoted.
[37.161] For, verily, neither ye nor those ye worship-
[37.162] Can lead (any) into temptation concerning Allah,
[37.163] Except such as are (themselves) going to the blazing Fire!
[37.164] (Those ranged in ranks say): "Not one of us but has a place appointed;
[37.165] "And we are verily ranged in ranks (for service);
[37.166] "And we are verily those who declare (Allah's) glory!"
[37.167] And there were those who said,
[37.168] "If only we had had before us a Message from those of old,
[37.169] "We should certainly have been Servants of Allah, sincere (and devoted)!"
[37.170] But (now that the Qur'an has come), they reject it: But soon will they know!
[37.171] Already has Our Word been passed before (this) to our Servants sent (by Us),
[37.172] That they would certainly be assisted,
[37.173] And that Our forces,- they surely must conquer.
[37.174] So turn thou away from them for a little while,
[37.175] And watch them (how they fare), and they soon shall see (how thou farest)!
[37.176] Do they wish (indeed) to hurry on our Punishment?
[37.177] But when it descends into the open space before them, evil will be the morning for those who were warned (and heeded not)!
[37.178] So turn thou away from them for a little while,
[37.179] And watch (how they fare) and they soon shall see (how thou farest)!
[37.180] Glory to thy Lord, the Lord of Honour and Power! (He is free) from what they ascribe (to Him)!
[37.181] And Peace on the messengers!
[37.182] And Praise to Allah, the Lord and Cherisher of the Worlds.
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