In the Name of Allah, the Most
Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
[These letters (Nun, etc.) are
one of the miracles of the Qur'an, and none but Allah
(Alone) knows their meanings].
By the pen and what the (angels) write (in the Records
2. You (O Muhammad
) are not, by the Grace of your
Lord, a madman.
3. And verily, for
you (O Muhammad )
will be an endless reward.
4. And verily, you
(O Muhammad )
are on an exalted standard of character.
5. You will see,
and they will see,
6. Which of you is
afflicted with madness.
7. Verily, your Lord
knows better, who (among men) has gone astray from His Path, and
He knows better those who are guided.
8. So (O Muhammad
) obey not the deniers [(of Islamic
Monotheism those who belie the Verses of Allah), the Oneness
of Allah, and the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad ), etc.]
9. They wish that
you should compromise (in religion out of courtesy) with them,
so they (too) would compromise with you.
10. And obey not
everyone who swears much, and is considered worthless,
11. A slanderer,
going about with calumnies,
12. Hinderer of the
good, transgressor, sinful,
13. Cruel, after
all that base-born (of illegitimate birth),
14. (He was so) because
he had wealth and children.
15. When Our Verses
(of the Qur'an) are recited to him, he says: "Tales
of the men of old!"
16. We shall brand
him over the nose!
17. Verily, We have
tried them as We tried the people of the garden, when they swore
to pluck the fruits of the (garden) in the morning,
18. Without saying:
Insha' Allah (If Allah will).
19. Then there passed
by on the (garden) something (fire) from your Lord at night and
burnt it while they were asleep.
20. So the (garden)
became black by the morning, like a pitch dark night (in complete
21. Then they called
out one to another as soon as the morning broke,
22. Saying: "Go
to your tilth in the morning, if you would pluck the fruits."
23. So they departed,
conversing in secret low tones (saying),
24. No Miskin
(poor man) shall enter upon you into it today.
25. And they went
in the morning with strong intention, thinking that they have
power (to prevent the poor taking anything of the fruits therefrom).
26. But when they
saw the (garden), they said: "Verily, we have gone astray,"
27. (Then they said):
"Nay! Indeed we are deprived of (the fruits)!"
28. The best among
them said: "Did I not tell you: why do you not say: Insha'
Allah (If Allah will)."
29. They said: "Glory
to Our Lord! Verily, we have been Zalimun (wrong-doers,
30. Then they turned,
one against another, in blaming.
31. They said: "Woe
to us! Verily, we were Taghun (transgressors
and disobedient, etc.)
32. We hope
that our Lord will give us in exchange a better (garden) than
this. Truly, we turn to our Lord (wishing for good that He may
forgive our sins, and reward us in the Hereafter)."
33. Such is the punishment
(in this life), but truly, the punishment of the Hereafter is
greater, if they but knew.
34. Verily, for the
Muttaqun (pious and righteous persons - see V.2:2)
are Gardens of delight (Paradise) with their Lord.
35. Shall We then
treat the (submitting) Muslims like the Mujrimun (criminals,
polytheists and disbelievers, etc.)?
36. What is the matter
with you? How judge you?
37. Or have you a
Book through which you learn.
38. That you shall
have all that you choose?
39. Or you have oaths
from Us, reaching to the Day of Resurrection that yours will be
what you judge.
40. Ask them, which
of them will stand surety for that!
41. Or have they
"partners"? Then let them bring their "partners"
if they are truthful!
42. (Remember) the
Day when the Shin shall be laid bare (i.e.
the Day of Resurrection) and they shall be called to prostrate
(to Allah), but they (hypocrites) shall not be able to do
43. Their eyes will
be cast down, ignominy will cover them; they used to be called
to prostrate (offer prayers), while they were healthy and good
(in the life of the world, but they did not).
44. Then leave Me
Alone with such as belie this Qur'an. We shall punish
them gradually from directions they perceive not.
45. And I will grant
them a respite. Verily, My Plan is strong.
46. Or is it that
you (O Muhammad )
ask them a wage, so that they are heavily burdened with debt?
47. Or that the Ghaib
(unseen here in this Verse it means Al-Lauh Al-Mahfuz)
is in their hands, so that they can write it down?
48. So wait with
patience for the Decision of your Lord, and be not like the Companion
of the Fish, when he cried out (to Us) while he was in deep sorrow.
(See the Qur'an, Verse 21:87).
49. Had not a Grace
from his Lord reached him, he would indeed have been (left in
the stomach of the fish, but We forgave him), so he was cast off
on the naked shore, while he was to be blamed.
50. But his Lord
chose him and made him of the righteous.
51. And verily, those
who disbelieve would almost make you slip with their eyes through
hatredness when they hear the Reminder (the Qur'an), and
they say: "Verily, he (Muhammad ) is a madman!"
52. But it is nothing
else than a Reminder to all the 'Alamin (mankind,
jinns and all that exists).
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