Quran, Surah 26

 

Translated by Abdullah Yusuf Ali Translated by Hilali Khan
Surah 26 - The Poets


With the Name of Allah, the Merciful Benefactor, The Merciful Redeemer

1. Ta. Sin. Mim.

2. These are verses of the Book that makes (things) clear.

3. It may be thou frettest thy soul with grief, that they do not become Believers.

4. If (such) were Our Will, We could send down to them from the sky a Sign, to which they would bend their necks in humility.

5. But there comes not to them a newly-revealed Message from (Allah) Most Gracious, but they turn away therefrom.

6. They have indeed rejected (the Message): so they will know soon (enough) the truth of what they mocked at!

7. Do they not look at the earth - how many noble things of all kinds We have produced therein?

8. Verily, in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe.

9. And verily, thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.

10. Behold, thy Lord called Moses: “Go to the people of iniquity -

11. “The people of the Pharaoh: will they not fear Allah?”

12. He said: “O my Lord! I do fear that they will charge me with falsehood:

13. “My breast will be straitened. And my speech may not go (smoothly): so send unto Aaron.

14. “And (further), they have a charge of crime against me; and I fear they may slay me.”

15. Allah said: “By no means! Proceed then, both of you, with Our Signs; We are with you, and will listen (to your call).

16. “So go forth, both of you, to Pharaoh, and say: ‘We have been sent by the Lord and Cherisher of the worlds;

17. “ ‘Send thou with us the Children of Israel.’ ”

18. (Pharaoh) said: “Did we not cherish thee as a child among us, and didst thou not stay in our midst many years of thy life?

19. “And thou didst a deed of thine which (thou knowest) thou didst, and thou art an ungrateful (wretch)!”

20. Moses said: “I did it then, when I was in error.

21. “So I fled from you (all) when I feared you; but my Lord has (since) invested me with judgment (and wisdom) and appointed me as one of the apostles.

22. “And this is the favour with which thou dost reproach me - that thou hast enslaved the Children of Israel!”

23. Pharaoh said: “And what is the ‘Lord and Cherisher of the worlds’?”

24. (Moses) said: “The Lord and Cherisher of the heavens and the earth, and all between - if ye want to be quite sure.”

25. (Pharaoh) said to those around: “Did ye not listen (to what he says)?”

26. (Moses) said: “Your Lord and the Lord of your fathers from the beginning!”

27. (Pharaoh) said: “Truly your apostle who has been sent to you is a veritable madman!”

28. (Moses) said: “Lord of the East and the West, and all between! If ye only had sense!”

29. (Pharaoh) said: “If thou dost put forward any god other than me, I will certainly put thee in prison!”

30. (Moses) said: “Even if I showed you something clear (and) convincing?”

31. (Pharaoh) said: “Show it then, if thou tellest the truth!”

32. So (Moses) threw his rod, and behold, it was a serpent, plain (for all to see)!

33. And he drew out his hand, and behold, it was white to all beholders!

34. (Pharaoh) said to the Chiefs around him: “This is indeed a sorcerer well-versed:

35. “His plan is to get you out of your land by his sorcery; then what is it ye counsel?”

36. They said: “Keep him and his brother in suspense (for a while), and dispatch to the Cities heralds to collect -

37. “And bring up to thee all (our) sorcerers well-versed.”

38. So the sorcerers were got together for the appointment of a day well-known,

39. And the people were told: “Are ye (now) assembled? -

40. “That we may follow the sorcerers (in religion) if they win?”

41. So when the sorcerers arrived, they said to Pharaoh: “Of course - shall we have a (suitable) reward if we win?”

42. He said: “Yea, (and more) - for ye shall in that case be (raised to posts) nearest (to my person).”

43. Moses said to them: “Throw ye - that which ye are about to throw!”

44. So they threw their ropes and their rods, and said: “By the might of Pharaoh, it is we who will certainly win!”

45. Then Moses threw his rod, when, behold, it straightway swallows up all the falsehoods which they fake!

46. Then did the sorcerers fall down, prostrate in adoration,

47. Saying: “We believe in the Lord of the Worlds,

48. “The Lord of Moses and Aaron.”

49. Said (Pharaoh): “Believe ye in Him before I give you permission? Surely he is your leader, who has taught you sorcery! But soon shall ye know!

50. “Be sure I will cut off your hands and your feet on opposite sides, and I will cause you all to die on the cross!”

51. They said: “No matter! For us, we shall but return to our Lord!

52. “Only, our desire is that our Lord will forgive us our faults, that we may become foremost among the believers!”

53. By inspiration we told Moses: “Travel by night with my servants; for surely ye shall be pursued.”

54. Then Pharaoh sent heralds to (all) the Cities,

55. (Saying): “These (Israelites) are but a small band,

56. “And they are raging furiously against us;

57. “But we are a multitude amply fore-warned.”

58. So We expelled them from gardens, springs,

59. Treasures, and every kind of honourable position;

60. Thus it was, but We made the Children of Israel inheritors of such things.

61. So they pursued them at sunrise.

62. And when the two bodies saw each other, the people of Moses said: “We are sure to be overtaken.”

63. (Moses) said: “By no means! My Lord is with me! Soon will He guide me!”

64. Then We told Moses by inspiration: “Strike the sea with thy rod.” So it divided, and each separate part became like the huge, firm mass of a mountain.

65. And We made the other party approach thither.

66. We delivered Moses and all who were with him;

67. But We drowned the others.

68. Verily in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe.

69. And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.

70. And rehearse to them (something of) Abraham’s story.

71. Behold, he said to his father and his people: “What worship ye?”

72. They said: “We worship idols, and we remain constantly in attendance on them.”

73. He said: “Do they listen to you when ye call (on them), or do you good or harm?”

74. They said: “Nay, but we found our fathers doing thus (what we do).”

75. He said: “Do ye then see whom ye have been worshipping -

76. “Ye and your fathers before you? -

77. “For they are enemies to me; not so the Lord and Cherisher of the Worlds;

78. “Who created me, and it is He Who guides me;

79. “Who gives me food and drink,

80. “And when I am ill, it is He Who cures me;

81. “Who will cause me to die, and then to life (again);

82. “And who, I hope, will forgive me my faults on the day of Judgment.

83. “O my Lord! Bestow wisdom on me, and join me with the righteous;

84. “Grant me honourable mention on the tongue of truth among the latest (generations);

85. “Make me one of the inheritors of the Garden of Bliss;

86. “Forgive my father, for that he is among those astray;

87. “And let me not be in disgrace on the Day when (men) will be raised up -

88. “The Day whereon neither wealth nor sons will avail,

89. “But only he (will prosper) that brings to Allah a sound heart;

90. “To the righteous, the Garden will be brought near,

91. “And to those straying in Evil, the Fire will be placed in full view;

92. “And it shall be said to them: ‘Where are the (gods) ye worshipped -

93. “ ‘Besides Allah? Can they help you or help themselves?’

94. “Then they will be thrown headlong into the (Fire) - they and those straying in Evil,

95. “And the whole hosts of Iblis together.

96. “They will say there in their mutual bickerings:

97. “ ‘By Allah, we were truly in an error manifest,

98. “ ‘When we held you as equals with the Lord of the Worlds;

99. “ ‘And our seducers were only those who were steeped in guilt.

100. “ ‘Now, then, we have none to intercede (for us),

101. “ ‘Nor a single friend to feel (for us).

102. “ ‘Now if we only had a chance of return we shall truly be of those who believe!’ ”

103. Verily in this is a Sign but most of them do not believe.

104. And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.

105. The people of Noah rejected the apostles.

106. Behold, their brother Noah said to them: “Will ye not fear (Allah)?

107. “I am to you an apostle worthy of all trust:

108. “So fear Allah, and obey me.

109. “No reward do I ask of you for it: my reward is only from the Lord of the Worlds:

110. “So fear Allah, and obey me.”

111. They said: “Shall we believe in thee when it is the meanest that follow thee?”

112. He said: “And what do I know as to what they do?

113. “Their account is only with my Lord, if ye could (but) understand.

114. “I am not one to drive away those who believe.

115. “I am sent only to warn plainly in public.”

116. They said: “If thou desist not, O Noah! Thou shalt be stoned (to death).”

117. He said: “O my Lord! Truly my people have rejected me.

118. “Judge Thou, then, between me and them openly, and deliver me and those of the Believers who are with me.”

119. So We delivered him and those with him, in the Ark filled (with all creatures).

120. Thereafter We drowned those who remained behind.

121. Verily in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe.

122. And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.

123. The ‘Ad (people) rejected the apostles.

124. Behold, their brother Hud said to them: “Will ye not fear (Allah)?

125. “I am to you an apostle worthy of all trust:

126. “So fear Allah and obey me.

127. “No reward do I ask of you for it: my reward is only from the Lord of the Worlds.

128. “Do ye build a landmark on every high place to amuse yourselves?

129. “And do ye get for yourselves fine buildings in the hope of living therein (for ever)?

130. “And when ye exert your strong hand, do ye do it like men of absolute power?

131. “Now fear Allah, and obey me.

132. “Yea, fear Him Who has bestowed on you freely all that ye know.

133. “Freely has He bestowed on you cattle and sons -

134. “And Gardens and Springs.

135. “Truly I fear for you the Penalty of a Great Day.”

136. They said: “It is the same to us whether thou admonish us or be not among (our) admonishers!

137. “This is no other than a customary device of the ancients,

138. “And we are not the ones to receive Pains and Penalties!”

139. So they rejected him, and We destroyed them. Verily in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe.

140. And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.

141. The Thamud (people) rejected the apostles.

142. Behold, their brother Salih said to them: “Will you not fear (Allah)?

143. “I am to you an apostle worthy of all trust.

144. “So fear Allah, and obey me.

145. “No reward do I ask of you for it: my reward is only from the Lord of the Worlds.

146. “Will ye be left secure, in (the enjoyment of) all that ye have here? -

147. “Gardens and Springs,

148. “And corn-fields and date-palms with spathes near breaking (with the weight of fruit)?

149. “And ye carve houses out of (rocky) mountains with great skill.

150. “But fear Allah and obey me;

151. “And follow not the bidding of those who are extravagant -

152. “Who make mischief in the land, and mend not (their ways).”

153. They said: “Thou art only one of those bewitched!

154. “Thou art no more than a mortal like us: then bring us a Sign, if thou tellest the truth!”

155. He said: “Here is a she-camel: she has a right of watering, and ye have a right of watering, (severally) on a day appointed.

156. “Touch her not with harm, lest the Penalty of a Great Day seize you.”

157. But they ham-strung her: then did they become full of regrets.

158. But the Penalty seized them. Verily in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe.

159. And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.

160. The people of Lut rejected the apostles.

161. Behold, their brother Lut said to them: “Will ye not fear (Allah)?

162. “I am to you an apostle worthy of all trust.

163. “So fear Allah and obey me.

164. “No reward do I ask of you for it: my reward is only from the lord of the Worlds.

165. “Of all the creatures in the world, will ye approach males,

166. “And leave those whom Allah has created for you to be your mates? Nay, ye are a people transgressing (all limits)!”

167. They said: “If thou desist not, O Lut! Thou wilt assuredly be cast out!”

168. He said: “I do detest your doings.”

169. “O my Lord! Deliver me and my family from such things as they do!”

170. So We delivered him and his family - all

171. Except an old woman who lingered behind.

172. But the rest We destroyed utterly.

173. We rained down on them a shower (of brimstone): and evil was the shower on those who were admonished (but heeded not)!

174. Verily in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe.

175. And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might Most Merciful.

176. The Companions of the Wood rejected the apostles.

177. Behold, Shu’aib said to them: “Will ye not fear (Allah)?

178. “I am to you an apostle worthy of all trust.

179. “So fear Allah and obey me.

180. “No reward do I ask of you for it: my reward is only from the Lord of the Worlds.

181. “Give just measure, and cause no loss (to others by fraud).

182. “And weigh with scales true and upright.

183. “And withhold not things justly due to men, nor do evil in the land, working mischief.

184. “And fear Him Who created you and (who created) the generations before (you)”

185. They said: “Thou art only one of those bewitched!

186. “Thou art no more than a mortal like us, and indeed we think thou art a liar!

187. “Now cause a piece of the sky to fall on us, if thou art truthful!”

188. He said: “My Lord knows best what ye do.”

189. But they rejected him. Then the punishment of a day of overshadowing gloom seized them, and that was the Penalty of a Great Day.

190. Verily in that is a Sign: but most of them do not believe.

191. And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.

192. Verily this is a Revelation from the Lord of the Worlds:

193. With it came down the spirit of Faith and Truth -

194. To thy heart and mind, that thou mayest admonish.

195. In the perspicuous Arabic tongue.

196. Without doubt it is (announced) in the mystic Books of former peoples.

197. Is it not a Sign to them that the Learned of the Children of Israel knew it (as true)?

198. Had We revealed it to any of the non-Arabs,

199. And had he recited it to them, they would not have believed in it.

200. Thus have We caused it to enter the hearts of the sinners.

201. They will not believe in it until they see the grievous Penalty;

202. But the (Penalty) will come to them of a sudden, while they perceive it not;

203. Then they will say: “Shall we be respited?”

204. Do they then ask for Our Penalty to be hastened on?

205. Seest thou? If We do let them enjoy (this life) for a few years,

206. Yet there comes to them at length the (Punishment) which they were promised!

207. It will profit them not that they enjoyed (this life)!

208. Never did We destroy a population, but had its warners -

209. By way of reminder; and We never are unjust.

210. No evil ones have brought down this (Revelation):

211. It would neither suit them nor would they be able (to produce it).

212. Indeed they have been removed far from even (a chance of) hearing it.

213. So call not on any other god with Allah, or thou wilt be among those under the Penalty.

214. And admonish thy nearest kinsmen,

215. And lower thy wing to the Believers who follow thee.

216. Then if they disobey thee, say: “I am free (of responsibility) for what ye do!”

217. And put thy trust on the Exalted in Might, the Merciful -

218. Who seeth thee standing forth (in prayer),

219. And thy movements among those who prostrate themselves,

220. For it is He Who heareth and knoweth all things.

221. Shall I inform you, (O people!), on whom it is that the evil ones descend?

222. They descend on every lying, wicked person,

223. (Into whose ears) they pour hearsay vanities, and most of them are liars.

224. And the Poets - It is those straying in Evil, who follow them:

225. Seest thou not that they wander distracted in every valley? -

226. And that they say what they practise not?

227. Except those who believe, work righteousness, engage much in the remembrance of Allah, and defend themselves only after they are unjustly attacked. And soon will the unjust assailants know what vicissitudes their affairs will take!

 
26 Surah Ash-Shu'ara' (The Poets)

 

1. Ta-Sin-Mim.

[These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'an, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings.]

2. These are the Verses of the manifest Book [this Qur'an, which was promised by Allah in the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel), makes things clear].

3. It may be that you (O Muhammad) are going to kill yourself with grief, that they do not become believers [in your Risalah (Messengership) and in your Message of Islamic Monotheism].

4. If We will, We could send down to them from the heaven a sign, to which they would bend their necks in humility.

5. And never comes there unto them a Reminder as a recent revelation from the Most Beneficent (Allah), but they turn away therefrom.

6. So they have indeed denied (the truth - this Qur'an), then the news of what they mocked at, will come to them.

7. Do they not observe the earth, how much of every good kind We cause to grow therein?

8. Verily, in this is an Ayah (proof or sign), yet most of them (polytheists, pagans, etc., who do not believe in Resurrection) are not believers.

9. And verily, your Lord! He is truly the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful.

10. And (remember) when your Lord called Musa (Moses) (saying): "Go to the people who are Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doing),

11. The people of Fir'aun (Pharaoh). Will they not fear Allah and become righteous?"

12. He said: "My Lord! Verily, I fear that they will belie me,

13. "And my breast straitens, and my tongue expresses not well. So send for Harun (Aaron) (to come along with me).

14. "And they have a charge of crime against me, and I fear they will kill me."

15. Allah said: "Nay! Go you both with Our Signs. Verily! We shall be with you, listening.

16. "And when you both come to Fir'aun (Pharaoh), say: 'We are the Messengers of the Lord of the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists),

17. "So allow the Children of Israel to go with us.' "

18. [Fir'aun (Pharaoh)] said [to Musa (Moses)]: "Did we not bring you up among us as a child? And you did dwell many years of your life with us.

19. "And you did your deed, which you did (i.e. the crime of killing a man). And you are one of the ingrates."

20. Musa (Moses) said: "I did it then, when I was an ignorant (as regards my Lord and His Message).

21. "So I fled from you when I feared you. But my Lord has granted me Hukman (i.e. religious knowledge, right judgement of the affairs and Prophethood), and appointed me as one of the Messengers.

22. "And this is the past favour with which you reproach me, that you have enslaved the Children of Israel."

23. Fir'aun (Pharaoh) said: "And what is the Lord of the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists)?"

24. Musa (Moses) said: "Lord of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, if you seek to be convinced with certainty."

25. Fir'aun (Pharaoh) said to those around: "Do you not hear (what he says)?"

26. Musa (Moses) said: "Your Lord and the Lord of your ancient fathers!"

27. Fir'aun (Pharaoh) said: "Verily, your Messenger who has been sent to you is a madman!"

28. Musa (Moses) said: "Lord of the east and the west, and all that is between them, if you did but understand!"

29. Fir'aun (Pharaoh) said: "If you choose an ilah (god) other than me, I will certainly put you among the prisoners."

30. Musa (Moses) said: "Even if I bring you something manifest (and convincing)?"

31. Fir'aun (Pharaoh) said: "Bring it forth then, if you are of the truthful!"

32. So [Musa (Moses)] threw his stick, and behold, it was a serpent, manifest.

33. And he drew out his hand, and behold, it was white to all beholders!

34. [Fir'aun (Pharaoh)] said to the chiefs around him: "Verily! This is indeed a well-versed sorcerer.

35. "He wants to drive you out of your land by his sorcery, then what is it your counsel, and what do you command?"

36. They said: "Put him off and his brother (for a while), and send callers to the cities;

37. "To bring up to you every well-versed sorcerer."

38. So the sorcerers were assembled at a fixed time on a day appointed.

39. And it was said to the people: "Are you (too) going to assemble?

40. "That we may follow the sorcerers [who were on Fir'aun's (Pharaoh) religion of disbelief] if they are the winners."

41. So when the sorcerers arrived, they said to Fir'aun (Pharaoh): "Will there surely be a reward for us if we are the winners?"

42. He said: "Yes, and you shall then verily be of those brought near (to myself)."

43. Musa (Moses) said to them: "Throw what you are going to throw!"

44. So they threw their ropes and their sticks, and said: "By the might of Fir'aun (Pharaoh), it is we who will certainly win!"

45. Then Musa (Moses) threw his stick, and behold, it swallowed up all the falsehoods which they showed!

46. And the sorcerers fell down prostrate.

47. Saying: "We believe in the Lord of the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists).

48. "The Lord of Musa (Moses) and Harun (Aaron)."

49. [Fir'aun (Pharaoh)] said: "You have believed in him before I give you leave. Surely, he indeed is your chief, who has taught you magic! So verily, you shall come to know. Verily, I will cut off your hands and your feet on opposite sides, and I will crucify you all."

50. They said: "No harm! Surely, to our Lord (Allah) we are to return;

51. "Verily! We really hope that our Lord will forgive us our sins, as we are the first of the believers [in Musa (Moses) and in the Monotheism which he has brought from Allah]."

52. And We inspired Musa (Moses), saying: "Take away My slaves by night, verily, you will be pursued."

53. Then Fir'aun (Pharaoh) sent callers to (all) the cities.

54. (Saying): "Verily! These indeed are but a small band.

55. "And verily, they have done what has enraged us;

56. "But we are host all assembled, amply fore-warned."

57. So, We expelled them from gardens and springs,

58. Treasures, and every kind of honourable place.

59. Thus [We turned them (Pharaoh's people) out] and We caused the Children of Israel to inherit them.

60. So they pursued them at sunrise.

61. And when the two hosts saw each other, the companions of Musa (Moses) said: "We are sure to be overtaken."

62. [Musa (Moses)] said: "Nay, verily! With me is my Lord, He will guide me."

63. Then We inspired Musa (Moses) (saying): "Strike the sea with your stick." And it parted, and each separate part (of that sea water) became like the huge, firm mass of a mountain.

64. Then We brought near the others [Fir'aun's (Pharaoh) party] to that place.

65. And We saved Musa (Moses) and all those with him.

66. Then We drowned the others.

67. Verily! In this is indeed a sign (or a proof), yet most of them are not believers.

68. And verily, your Lord! He is truly the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful.

69. And recite to them the story of Ibrahim (Abraham).

70. When he said to his father and his people: "What do you worship?"

71. They said: "We worship idols, and to them we are ever devoted."

72. He said: "Do they hear you, when you call (on them)?

73. "Or do they benefit you or do they harm (you)?"

74. They said: "Nay, but we found our fathers doing so."

75. He said: "Do you observe that which you have been worshipping,

76. "You and your ancient fathers?

77. "Verily! They are enemies to me, save the Lord of the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists);

78. "Who has created me, and it is He Who guides me;

79. "And it is He Who feeds me and gives me to drink.

80. "And when I am ill, it is He who cures me;

81. "And Who will cause me to die, and then will bring me to life (again);

82. "And Who, I hope will forgive me my faults on the Day of Recompense, (the Day of Resurrection),"

83. My Lord! Bestow Hukman (religious knowledge, right judgement of the affairs and Prophethood) on me, and join me with the righteous;

84. And grant me an honourable mention in later generations;

85. And make me one of the inheritors of the Paradise of Delight;

86. And forgive my father, verily he is of the erring;

87. And disgrace me not on the Day when (all the creatures) will be resurrected;

88. The Day whereon neither wealth nor sons will avail,

89. Except him who brings to Allah a clean heart [clean from Shirk (polytheism) and Nifaq (hypocrisy)].

90. And Paradise will be brought near to the Muttaqun (pious).

91. And the (Hell) Fire will be placed in full view of the erring.

92. And it will be said to them: "Where are those (the false gods whom you used to set up as rivals with Allah) that you used to worship

93. "Instead of Allah? Can they help you or (even) help themselves?"

94. Then they will be thrown on their faces into the (Fire), They and the Ghawun (devils, and those who were in error).

95. And the whole hosts of Iblis (Satan) together.

96. They will say while contending therein,

97. By Allah, we were truly in a manifest error,

98. When We held you (false gods) as equals (in worship) with the Lord of the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists);

99. And none has brought us into error except the Mujrimun [Iblis (Satan) and those of human beings who commit crimes, murderers, polytheists, oppressors, etc.].

100. Now we have no intercessors,

101. Nor a close friend (to help us).

102. (Alas!) If we only had a chance to return (to the world), we shall truly be among the believers!

103. Verily! In this is indeed a sign, yet most of them are not believers.

104. And verily, your Lord! He is truly the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful.

105. The people of Nuh (Noah) belied the Messengers.

106. When their brother Nuh (Noah) said to them: "Will you not fear Allah and obey Him?

107. "I am a trustworthy Messenger to you.

108. "So fear Allah, keep your duty to Him, and obey me.

109. "No reward do I ask of you for it (my Message of Islamic Monotheism), my reward is only from the Lord of the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists).

110. "So keep your duty to Allah, fear Him and obey me."

111. They said: "Shall we believe in you, when the meanest (of the people) follow you?"

112. He said: "And what knowledge have I of what they used to do?

113. "Their account is only with my Lord, if you could (but) know.

114. "And I am not going to drive away the believers.

115. I am only a plain warner."

116. They said: "If you cease not, O Nuh (Noah)! You will surely be among those stoned (to death)."

117. He said: "My Lord! Verily, my people have belied me.

118. Therefore judge You between me and them, and save me and those of the believers who are with me."

119. And We saved him and those with him in the laden ship.

120. Then We drowned the rest (disbelievers) thereafter.

121. Verily, in this is indeed a sign, yet most of them are not believers.

122. And verily! Your Lord, He is indeed the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful.

123. 'Ad (people) belied the Messengers.

124. When their brother Hud said to them: "Will you not fear Allah and obey Him?

125. "Verily! I am a trustworthy Messenger to you.

126. "So fear Allah, keep your duty to Him, and obey me.

127. "No reward do I ask of you for it (my Message of Islamic Monotheism), my reward is only from the Lord of the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns, and all that exists).

128. "Do you build high palaces on every high place, while you do not live in them?

129. "And do you get for yourselves palaces (fine buildings) as if you will live therein for ever.

130. "And when you seize, seize you as tyrants?

131. "So fear Allah, keep your duty to Him, and obey me.

132. "And keep your duty to Him, fear Him Who has aided you with all (good things) that you know.

133. "He has aided you with cattle and children.

134. "And gardens and springs.

135. "Verily, I fear for you the torment of a Great Day."

136. They said: "It is the same to us whether you preach or be not of those who preach.

137. "This is no other than the false-tales and religion of the ancients,

138. "And we are not going to be punished."

139. So they belied him, and We destroyed them. Verily! In this is indeed a sign, yet most of them are not believers.

140. And verily! Your Lord, He is indeed the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful.

141. Thamud (people) belied the Messenger.

142. When their brother Salih (Saleh) said to them: "Will you not fear Allah and obey Him?

143. "I am a trustworthy Messenger to you.

144. "So fear Allah, keep your duty to Him, and obey me.

145. "No reward do I ask of you for it (my Message of Islamic Monotheism), my reward is only from the Lord of the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists).

146. "Will you be left secure in that which you have here?

147. "In gardens and springs.

148. And green crops (fields etc.) and date-palms with soft spadix.

149. "And you carve houses out of mountains with great skill.

150. "So fear Allah, keep your duty to Him, and obey me.

151. "And follow not the command of Al-Musrifun [i.e. their chiefs, leaders who were polytheists, criminals and sinners],

152. "Who make mischief in the land, and reform not."

153. They said: "You are only of those bewitched!

154. "You are but a human being like us. Then bring us a sign if you are of the truthful."

155. He said: "Here is a she-camel; it has a right to drink (water), and you have a right to drink (water) (each) on a day, known.

156. "And touch her not with harm, lest the torment of a Great Day seize you."

157. But they killed her, and then they became regretful.

158. So the torment overtook them. Verily, in this is indeed a sign, yet most of them are not believers.

159. And verily! Your Lord, He is indeed the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful.

160. The prople of Lout (Lot) (those dwelt in the towns of Sodom in Palestine) belied the Messengers.

161. When their brother Lout (Lot) said to them: "Will you not fear Allah and obey Him?

162. "Verily! I am a trustworthy Messenger to you.

163. "So fear Allah, keep your duty to Him, and obey me.

164. "No reward do I ask of you for it (my Message of Islamic Monotheism), my reward is only from the Lord of the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists).

165. "Go you in unto the males of the 'Alamin (mankind),

166. "And leave those whom Allah has created for you to be your wives? Nay, you are a trespassing people!"

167. They said: "If you cease not. O Lout (Lot)! Verily, you will be one of those who are driven out!"

168. He said: "I am, indeed, of those who disapprove with severe anger and fury your (this evil) action (of sodomy).

169. "My Lord! Save me and my family from what they do."

170. So We saved him and his family, all,

171. Except an old woman (his wife) among those who remained behind.

172. Then afterward We destroyed the others.

173. And We rained on them a rain (of torment). And how evil was the rain of those who had been warned.

174. Verily, in this is indeed a sign, yet most of them are not believers.

175. And verily! Your Lord, He is indeed the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful.

176. The dwellers of Al-Aiyka [near Madyan (Midian)] belied the Messengers.

177. When Shu'aib (Shuaib) said to them: "Will you not fear Allah (and obey Him)?

178. "I am a trustworthy Messenger to you.

179. "So fear Allah, keep your duty to Him, and obey me.

180. "No reward do I ask of you for it (my Message of Islamic Monotheism), my reward is only from the Lord of the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists).

181. "Give full measure, and cause no loss (to others).

182. "And weigh with the true and straight balance.

183. "And defraud not people by reducing their things, nor do evil, making corruption and mischief in the land.

184. "And fear Him Who created you and the generations of the men of old."

185. They said: "You are only one of those bewitched!

186. "You are but a human being like us and verily, we think that you are one of the liars!

187. "So cause a piece of the heaven to fall on us, if you are of the truthful!"

188. He said: "My Lord is the Best Knower of what you do."

189. But they belied him, so the torment of the day of shadow (a gloomy cloud) seized them, indeed that was the torment of a Great Day.

190. Verily, in this is indeed a sign, yet most of them are not believers.

191. And verily! Your Lord, He is indeed the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful.

192. And truly, this (the Qur'an) is a revelation from the Lord of the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists),

193. Which the trustworthy Ruh [Jibrael (Gabriel)] has brought down;

194. Upon your heart (O Muhammad) that you may be (one) of the warners,

195. In the plain Arabic language.

196. And verily, it (the Qur'an, and its revelation to Prophet Muhammad) is (announced) in the Scriptures [i.e. the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)] of former people.

197. Is it not a sign to them that the learned scholars (like 'Abdullah bin Salam who embraced Islam) of the Children of Israel knew it (as true)?

198. And if We had revealed it (this Qur'an) unto any of the non-Arabs,

199. And he had recited it unto them, they would not have believed in it.

200. Thus have We caused it (the denial of the Qur'an) to enter the hearts of the Mujrimun (criminals, polytheists, sinners, etc.).

201. They will not believe in it until they see the painful torment;

202. It shall come to them of a sudden, while they perceive it not;

203. Then they will say: "Can we be respited?"

204. Would they then wish for Our Torment to be hastened on?

205. Tell Me, if We do let them enjoy for years,

206. And afterwards comes to them that (punishment) which they had been promised!

207. All that with which they used to enjoy shall not avail them.

208. And never did We destroy a township, but it had its warners

209. By way of reminder, and We have never been unjust.

210. And it is not the Shayatin (devils) who have brought it (this Qur'an) down,

211. Neither would it suit them, nor they can (produce it).

212. Verily, they have been removed far from hearing it.

213. So invoke not with Allah another ilah (god) lest you be among those who receive punishment.

214. And warn your tribe (O Muhammad) of near kindred.

215. And be kind and humble to the believers who follow you.

216. Then if they disobey you, say: "I am innocent of what you do."

217. And put your trust in the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful,

218. Who sees you (O Muhammad) when you stand up (alone at night for Tahajjud prayers).

219. And your movements among those who fall prostrate (along with you to Allah in the five compulsory congregational prayers).

220. Verily! He, only He, is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.

221. Shall I inform you (O people!) upon whom the Shayatin (devils) descend?

222. They descend on every lying (one who tells lies), sinful person.

223. Who gives ear (to the devils and they pour what they may have heard of the unseen from the angels), and most of them are liars.

224. As for the poets, the erring follow them,

225. See you not that they speak about every subject (praising others right or wrong) in their poetry?

226. And that they say what they do not do.

227. Except those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism), and do righteous deeds, and remember Allah much, and reply back (in poetry) to the unjust poetry (which the pagan poets utter against the Muslims). And those who do wrong will come to know by what overturning they will be overturned.

 
 

About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.