By: Mohammed Marmaduke Pickthall (Translation)


The Opening
The Cow
The Family of Imran
Women
The Table Spread
Cattle
The Heights
Spoils of War
Repentance
Jonah
Hud
Joseph
The Thunder
Abraham
Al Hijr
The Bee
The Night Journey
The Cave
Mary
Taha
The Prophets
The Pilgrimage
The Believers
Light
The Criterion
The Poets
The Ant
The Story
The Spider
The Romans
Luqman
Prostration
The Clans
Sheba
The_Angels
YaSin
Drawn Up in Ranks
Sad
The Troops
The Believer
HaMim
Consultation
Ornaments of Gold
Ornaments of Gold
Crouching
The Dunes
Muhammad
Victory
The Private Apartments
Qaf
The Winnowing Winds
The Mount
The Star
The Moon
The Beneficient
The Event
Iron
She That Disputeth
Exile
She That Is To Be Examined
The Ranks
The Congregation
The Hypocrites
Mutual Disillusion
Divorce
Prohibition
The Sovereignty
The Pen
The Reality
The Ascending Stairways
Noah
The Jinn
The Enshrouded One
The Cloaked One
Resurrection
Man
The Emissaries
The Tidings
Those Who Drag Forth
He Frowned
The Overthrowing
The Cleaving
Defrauding
The Sundering
The Mansions of the Stars
The Morning Star
The Most High
The Overwhelming
The Dawn
The City
The Sun
The Night
The Morning Hours
Solace
The Fig
The Clot
The Night of Power
The Clear Proof
The Earthquake
The Coursers
The Calamity
Rivalry in Worldly Increase
The Declining Day
The Traducer
The Elephant
Quraysh
Small Kindnesses
Abundance
The Unbelievers
Succour
Palm Fibre
Palm Fibre
The Daybreak
Mankind

Islambasics Library: The Glorious Quran English Translation

021.000 The Prophets

 

021.001

Their reckoning draweth nigh for mankind, while they turn away in heedlessness.

021.002

Never cometh there unto them a new reminder from their Lord but they listen to it while they play,

021.003

With hearts preoccupied. And they confer in secret. The wrong-doers say: Is this other than a mortal like you ? Will ye then succumb to magic when ye see (it) ?

021.004

He saith: My Lord knoweth what is spoken in the heaven and the earth. He is the Hearer, the Knower.

021.005

Nay, say they, (these are but) muddled dreams; nay, he hath but invented it; nay, he is but a poet. Let him bring us a portent even as those of old (who were God's messengers) were sent (with portents).

021.006

Not a township believed of those which We destroyed before them (though We sent them portents): would they then believe ?

021.007

And We sent not (as Our messengers) before thee other than men, whom We inspired. Ask the followers of the Reminder if ye know not ?

021.008

We gave them not bodies that would not eat food, nor were they immortals.

021.009

Then we fulfilled the promise unto them. So we delivered them and whom We would, and We destroyed the prodigals.

021.010

Now We have revealed unto you a Scripture wherein is your Reminder. Have ye then no sense ?

021.011

How many a community that dealt unjustly have We shattered, and raised up after them another folk!

021.012

And, when they felt Our might, behold them fleeing from it!

021.013

(But it was said unto them): Flee not, but return to that (existence) which emasculated you and to your dwellings, that ye may be questioned.

021.014

They cried: Alas for us! we were wrong-doers.

021.015

And this their crying ceased not till We made them as reaped corn, extinct.

021.016

We created not the heaven and the earth and all that is between them in play.

021.017

If We had wished to find a pastime, We could have found it in Our presence - if We ever did.

021.018

Nay, but We hurl the true against the false, and it doth break its head and lo! it vanisheth. And yours will be woe for that which ye ascribe (unto Him).

021.019

Unto Him belongeth whosoever is in the heavens and the earth. And those who dwell in His presence are not too proud to worship Him, nor do they weary;

021.020

They glorify (Him) night and day; they flag not.

021.021

Or have they chosen gods from the earth who raise the dead ?

021.022

If there were therein gods beside Allah, then verily both (the heavens and the earth) had been disordered. Glorified be Allah, the Lord of the Throne, from all that they ascribe (unto Him).

021.023

He will not be questioned as to that which He doeth, but they will be questioned.

021.024

Or have they chosen other gods beside Him ? say: Bring your proof (of their godhead). This is the Reminder of those with me and those before me, but most of them know not the Truth and so they are averse.

021.025

And We sent no messenger before thee but We inspired him, (saying): There is no God save Me (Allah), so worship Me.

021.026

And they say: The Beneficent hath taken unto Himself a son. Be He Glorified! Nay, but (those whom they call sons) are honoured slaves;

021.027

They speak not until He hath spoken, and they act by His command.

021.028

He knoweth what is before them and what is behind them, and they cannot intercede except for him whom He accepteth, and they quake for awe of Him.

021.029

And one of them who should say: Lo! I am a god beside Him, that one We should repay with hell. Thus We Repay wrong-doers.

021.030

Have not those who disbelieve known that the heavens and the earth were of one piece, then We parted them, and we made every living thing of water ? Will they not then believe ?

021.031

And We have placed in the earth firm hills lest it quake with them, and We have placed therein ravines as roads that haply they may find their way.

021.032

And we have made the sky a roof withheld (from them). Yet they turn away from its portents.

021.033

And He it is Who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. They float, each in an orbit.

021.034

We appointed immortality for no mortal before thee. What! if thou diest, can they be immortal!

021.035

Every soul must taste of death, and We try you with evil and with good, for ordeal. And unto Us ye will be returned.

021.036

And when those who disbelieve behold thee, they but choose thee out for mockery, (saying): Is this he who maketh mention of your gods ? And they would deny all mention of the Beneficent.

021.037

Man is made of haste. I shall show you My portents, but ask Me not to hasten.

021.038

And they say: When will this promise (be fulfilled), if ye are truthful ?

021.039

If those who disbelieved but knew the time when they will not be able to drive off the fire from their faces and from their backs, and they will not be helped!

021.040

Nay, but it will come upon them unawares so that it will stupefy them, and they will be unable to repel it, neither will they be reprieved.

021.041

Messengers before thee, indeed, were mocked, but that whereat they mocked surrounded those who scoffed at them.

021.042

Say: Who guardeth you in the night or in the day from the Beneficent ? Nay, but they turn away from mention of their Lord!

021.043

Or have they gods who can shield them from Us ? They cannot help themselves nor can they be defended from Us.

021.044

Nay, but We gave these and their fathers ease until life grew long for them. See they not how we aim to the land, reducing it of its outlying parts ? Can they then be the victors ?

021.045

Say (O Muhammad, unto mankind): I warn you only by the Inspiration. But the deaf hear not the call when they are warned.

021.046

And if a breath of thy Lord's punishment were to touch them, they assuredly would say: Alas for us! Lo! we were wrong-doers.

021.047

And We set a just balance for the Day of Resurrection so that no soul is wronged in aught. Though it be of the weight of a grain of mustard seed, We bring it. And We suffice for reckoners.

021.048

And We verily gave Moses and Aaron the Criterion (of right and wrong) and a light and a Reminder for those who keep from evil,

021.049

Those who fear their Lord in secret and who dread the Hour (of doom).

021.050

This is a blessed Reminder that we have revealed: Will ye then reject it ?

021.051

And We verily gave Abraham of old his proper course, and We were Aware of him,

021.052

When he said unto his father and his folk: What are these images unto which ye pay devotion ?

021.053

They said: We found our fathers worshippers of them.

021.054

He said: Verily ye and your fathers were in plain error.

021.055

They said: Bringest thou unto us the truth, or art thou some jester ?

021.056

He said: Nay, but your Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth, Who created them; and I am of those who testify unto that.

021.057

And, by Allah, I shall circumvent your idols after ye have gone away and turned your backs.

021.058

Then he reduced them to fragments, all save the chief of them, that haply they might have recourse to it.

021.059

They said: Who hath done this to our gods ? Surely it must be some evil-doer.

021.060

They said: We heard a youth make mention of them, who is called Abraham.

021.061

They said: Then bring him (hither) before the people's eyes that they may testify.

021.062

They said: Is it thou who hast done this to our gods, O Abraham ?

021.063

He said: But this, their chief hath done it. So question them, if they can speak.

021.064

Then gathered they apart and said: Lo! ye yourselves are the wrong-doers.

021.065

And they were utterly confounded, and they said: Well thou knowest that these speak not.

021.066

He said: Worship ye then instead of Allah that which cannot profit you at all, nor harm you ?

021.067

Fie on you and all that ye worship instead of Allah! Have ye then no sense ?

021.068

They cried: Burn him and stand by your gods, if ye will be doing.

021.069

We said: O fire, be coolness and peace for Abraham,

021.070

And they wished to set a snare for him, but We made them the greater losers.

021.071

And We rescued him and Lot (and brought them) to the land which We have blessed for (all) peoples.

021.072

And We bestowed upon him Isaac, and Jacob as a grandson. Each of them We made righteous.

021.073

And We made them chiefs who guide by Our command, and We inspired in them the doing of good deeds and the right establishment of worship and the giving of alms, and they were worshippers of Us (alone).

021.074

And unto Lot we gave judgment and knowledge, and We delivered him from the community that did abominations. Lo! they were folk of evil, lewd.

021.075

And We brought him in unto Our mercy. Lo! he was of the righteous.

021.076

And Noah, when he cried of old, We heard his prayer and saved him and his household from the great affliction.

021.077

And delivered him from the people who denied Our revelations. Lo! they were folk of evil, therefor did We drown them all.

021.078

And David and Solomon, when they gave judgment concerning the field, when people's sheep had strayed and browsed therein by night; and We were witnesses to their judgment.

021.079

And We made Solomon to understand (the case); and unto each of them We gave judgment and knowledge. And we subdued the hills and the birds to hymn (His) praise along with David. We were the doers (thereof).

021.080

And We taught him the art of making garments (of mail) to protect you in your daring. Are ye then thankful ?

021.081

And unto Solomon (We subdued) the wind in its raging. It set by his command toward the land which We had blessed. And of everything We are Aware.

021.082

And of the evil ones (subdued We unto him) some who dived (for pearls) for him and did other work, and We were warders unto them.

021.083

And Job, when he cried unto his Lord, (saying): Lo! adversity afflicteth me, and Thou art Most Merciful of all who show mercy.

021.084

Then We heard his prayer and removed that adversity from which he suffered, and We gave him his household (that he had lost) and the like thereof along with them, a mercy from Our store, and a remembrance for the worshippers;

021.085

And (mention) Ishmael, and Idris, and Dhu'l-Kifl. All were of the steadfast.

021.086

And We brought them in unto Our mercy. Lo! they are among the righteous.

021.087

And (mention) Dhu'n-Nun, when he went off in anger and deemed that We had no power over him, but he cried out in the darkness, saying: There is no God save Thee. Be Thou Glorified! Lo! I have been a wrong-doer.

021.088

Then we heard his prayer and saved him from the anguish. Thus we save believers.

021.089

And Zachariah, when he cried unto his Lord: My Lord! Leave me not childless, though Thou art the Best of inheritors.

021.090

Then We heard his prayer, and bestowed upon him John, and adjusted his wife (to bear a child) for him. Lo! they used to vie one with the other in good deeds, and they cried unto Us in longing and in fear, and were submissive unto Us.

021.091

And she who was chaste, therefor We breathed into her (something) of Our Spirit and made her and her son a token for (all) peoples.

021.092

Lo! this, your religion, is one religion, and I am your Lord, so worship Me.

021.093

And they have broken their religion (into fragments) among them, (yet) all are returning unto Us.

021.094

Then whoso doeth some good works and is a believer, there will be no rejection of his effort. Lo! We record (it) for him.

021.095

And there is a ban upon any community which We have destroyed: that they shall not return.

021.096

Until, when Gog and Magog are let loose, and they hasten out of every mound,

021.097

And the True Promise draweth nigh; then behold them, staring wide (in terror), the eyes of those who disbelieve! (They say): Alas for us! We (lived) in forgetfulness of this. Ah, but we were wrong-doers!

021.098

Lo! ye (idolaters) and that which ye worship beside Allah are fuel of hell. Thereunto ye will come.

021.099

If these had been gods they would not have come thither, but all will abide therein.

021.100

Therein wailing is their portion, and therein they hear not.

021.101

Lo! those unto whom kindness hath gone forth before from Us, they will be far removed from thence.

021.102

They will not hear the slightest sound thereof, while they abide in that which their souls desire.

021.103

The Supreme Horror will not grieve them, and the angels will welcome them, (saying): This is your Day which ye were promised;

021.104

The Day when We shall roll up the heavens as a recorder rolleth up a written scroll. As We began the first creation, We shall repeat it. (It is) a promise (binding) upon Us. Lo! We are to perform it.

021.105

And verily we have written in the Scripture, after the Reminder: My righteous slaves will inherit the earth:

021.106

Lo! there is a plain statement for folk who are devout.

021.107

We sent thee not save as a mercy for the peoples.

021.108

Say: It is only inspired in me that your God is One God. Will ye then surrender (unto Him) ?

021.109

But if they are averse, then say: I have warned you all alike, although I know not whether nigh or far is that which ye are promised.

021.110

Lo! He knoweth that which is said openly, and that which ye conceal.

021.111

And I know not but that this may be a trial for you, and enjoyment for a while.

021.112

He saith: My Lord! Judge Thou with truth. Our Lord is the Beneficent, Whose help is to be implored against that which ye ascribe (unto Him).


 


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