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to his people, ‘O my people, why to a profitable course that will


do you cause me grief when you save you from a painful
know that I am God’s Messenger punishment? 11 You should
to you?’ When they wavered, believe in God and His
God let their hearts waver too. Messenger, and strive for God’s
God does not guide transgressors. cause with your possessions and
6 Remember when Jesus, son your lives. That will be better for
of Mary, said, ‘O Children of you, if you only knew—12 and
Israel, I am sent to you by God, He will forgive you your sins
confirming the Torah that came and admit you into Gardens with
before me and bringing good rivers flowing under them. He
news of a messenger to follow will lodge you in fine dwellings
me, whose name will be Ahmad.’ in the Gardens of Eternity; that
Yet when he came to them with is indeed the supreme
clear signs, they said, ‘This is achievement. 13 He will give you
merely sorcery.’ 7 Who could be another blessing which you
more wicked than one who desire: help from God and
invents lies about God when imminent victory. Give good
called to submit to Him? God tidings [O Muhammad] to
does not guide the wrongdoers: believers!
8 14
they wish to put His light out Believers, be God’s helpers,
with their mouths. But He will as Jesus, son of Mary, said to the
perfect His light, much as those disciples, ‘Who will be my
who deny the truth may dislike helpers in the cause of God?’
it; 9 it is He who has sent His The disciples said, ‘We shall be
Messenger with guidance and God’s helpers.’ Some of the
the true religion, so that He may Children of Israel believed in
cause it to prevail over all him and some denied the truth;
religions, however much the We supported the believers
polytheists may dislike it. against their enemies and they
10 Believers! Shall I guide you triumphed over them.
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6 2 . T H E D AY O F C O N G R E G AT I O N
In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

1 Whatever is in the heavens and people, then long for death, if


on the earth glorifies God, the you are truthful.’ 7 They will
Sovereign Lord, the Holy One, never wish for it, because of
the Mighty, the Wise. 2 It is He what their hands have sent
who has raised among the forward. God has full knowledge
unlettered people a messenger of evil-doers. 8 So say, ‘The
from among themselves who death you run away from will
recites His revelations to them, certainly meet you, and thereafter
and purifies them, and teaches you will be brought back to the
them the Book and wisdom, for Knower of the unseen and the
they had formerly been clearly seen, and He will declare to you
misguided—3 and to others also, what you have done.’
9
from among them, who have not Believers! When the call to
yet joined them. He is the Mighty, prayer is made on the day of
the Wise One. 4 That is God’s congregation, hasten to the
grace; He bestows it on whom remembrance of God, and leave
He pleases; for God is limitless all worldly commerce: this is for
in His grace. your own good, if you but knew
5 Those who were charged with it. 10 When the prayer is ended,
bearing the Torah, but did not do disperse in the land and seek to
so are like an ass carrying a load obtain [something] of God’s
of books. How unfortunate are bounty; and remember God
those who belie the sign of God. much, so that you may prosper.
11
God does not guide the Yet when they see some
wrongdoers. 6 Say, ‘You who are merchandise or entertainment,
Jews, if you claim that you are they break away to go to it and
favoured by God out of all leave you standing. Say, ‘That
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which God has in store is far entertainment.’ God is the most
better than any merchandise or munificent Giver.

63. THE HYPOCRITES


In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

1 When the hypocrites come to them. The curse of God be upon


you, they say, ‘We bear witness them! How they turn away!
5
that you are indeed the Messenger When they are told, ‘Come!
of God.’ God knows that you are The Messenger of God will ask
indeed His Messenger, but God forgiveness for you!’ they turn
bears witness that the hypocrites their heads away and you see
are surely liars—2 they use their them walking away arrogantly.
oaths as a cover and thus they 6 It makes no difference whether

bar others from God’s way: what you ask forgiveness for them or
they have been doing is truly not. God will not forgive them:
evil— 3 that is because they God does not guide such
believed and then rejected their rebellious people.
7
faith: their hearts are sealed up, They are the ones who say,
so that they are devoid of ‘Give nothing to those who
understanding. follow God’s Messenger, until
4 When you see them, their they abandon him;’ but the
outward appearance pleases you; treasures of the heavens and the
when they speak, you listen to earth belong to God, though the
what they say. But they are like hypocrites do not understand this
8
propped up blocks of timber. [and] they say, ‘Indeed, when
They think that every shout is we return to Madinah, [we] the
directed against them. They are ones most worthy of honour,
the [real] enemies, so beware of will surely drive out from there
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the contemptible ones!’ what We have provided you
[referring to poor Muslims]. with before death comes to
However, all honour belongs to one of you and he says,
God, and to His Messenger and ‘My Lord! If only You
those who believe [in God]: but would grant me respite for a
of this the hypocrites are little while, then I would give
not aware. alms and be among the
9
O believers! Do not let your righteous.’ 11 But God will not
wealth or your children distract grant a reprieve to a soul
you from remembrance of God. when its appointed time has
Those who do so will be the come; God is well-aware of what
losers. 10 And spend out of you do.

64. LOSS AND GAIN


In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

1
All that is in the heavens and all return. 4 He knows whatever
on the earth extols the glory of is in the heavens and the earth.
God. To Him belongs the He knows all that you conceal
Kingdom and to Him all praise is and all that you reveal. God is
due. He has power over all things. aware of what is in your hearts.
2 It was He who created you; and 5 Have you not heard about

some of you are those who deny those who denied the truth before
this truth, and some who believe you and tasted the evil
[in it]. God sees everything you consequences of their conduct?
do. 3 He created the heavens and They will have a painful
the earth for a purpose. He punishment. 6 That was because
formed you and gave you the their messengers came to them
best of forms. To Him you shall with clear signs, but they replied,
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‘Shall mortals be our guides?’ 11 No affliction can befall man
And so they rejected the truth but by God’s permission—He
and turned away. God has no guides the hearts of those who
need of such people; God is self- believe in Him: God has
sufficient and worthy of all knowledge of all things—12 obey
praise. God and obey the Messenger;
7 Those who deny the truth but if you turn away, remember
claim that they will never be that Our Messenger is only
raised up again. Say, ‘By my responsible for clearly conveying
Lord, most surely you will be the message. 13 God! There is no
raised up again and then you will god but He, so let the faithful put
be told of all that you have done; their trust in Him.
14
and that is easy enough for God.’ Believers! [Even] among
8 Believe then in God and His your wives and your children
Messenger, and in the light which you have enemies: so beware of
We have sent down. God is fully them. But if you overlook their
aware of all that you do. 9 When offences and forgive and pardon
He shall gather you all for the them, then surely, God is most
Day of Gathering, that will be forgiving and merciful. 15 Your
the Day of loss and gain; and wealth and your children are
whoever believes in God and only a trial; God’s reward is
does good deeds shall be forgiven great: 16 so be mindful of God as
their sins and admitted to best as you can; and listen, and
Gardens through which rivers obey; and spend in charity: it is
flow, where they shall dwell for your own good. Those who
forever. That is the supreme guard themselves against their
triumph. 10 But those who denied own greed will surely prosper:
the truth and rejected Our signs 17 if you give a good loan to

shall be the inmates of the Fire, God, He will multiply it for


there to remain—what an evil you and forgive you, for
destination! God is appreciative and
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forbearing; 18 God is the seen: He is the Almighty, the
Knower of the unseen and the Wise One.

65. DIVORCE
In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

1O Prophet! When any of you To one who fears God, He will


divorce your wives, divorce them grant a way out [of his
during their period of purity and difficulties], 3 and God will
calculate the period carefully: be provide for him from an
mindful of God, your Lord. Do unexpected source; God suffices
not drive them out of their for anyone who puts his trust in
homes—nor should they Him. God will surely bring about
themselves leave—unless they what He decrees. He has set a
become openly guilty of immoral measure for all things.
conduct. These are the bounds 4 In the case of those of your

set by God. He who transgresses wives who have passed the age
God’s bounds wrongs his own of menstruation, if you have any
soul. You never know, after that, doubt, know that their waiting
God may well bring about some period is three months; and that
new situation. 2 And when their will apply likewise to those who
waiting term is ended, either have not yet menstruated; the
keep them honourably or part waiting period of those who are
with them in honour. Call to pregnant will be until they deliver
witness two reliable men from their burden [give birth]. God
among you and bear true makes things easy for those who
witness for God. This is an are mindful of Him. 5 Such is the
admonishment for those who commandment which God has
believe in God and the Last Day. revealed to you. He who fears
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God shall be forgiven his sins and punished them severely, 9 so
and richly rewarded. they tasted the evil consequences
6 Let the women [who are of their conduct and the result of
undergoing a waiting period] live their conduct was ruin. 10 God
in the same manner as you live has prepared a severe punishment
yourselves, in accordance with for them. So, fear God, O men of
your means; and do not harass understanding, who have
them in order to make their lives believed. God has sent down to
difficult. If they are pregnant, you a Reminder 11 and a
maintain them until they give messenger who conveys to you
birth; if they suckle your infants, God’s clear messages, so that he
pay them for it; discuss things might lead those, who believe
among yourselves in all and do good deeds, out of
decency—if you cannot bear with darkness into light. God will
each other, let another woman admit those who believe in Him
suckle for you—7 let the man of and do good deeds into Gardens
means spend in accordance with with rivers flowing through them,
his means; and let him whose where they will remain forever.
resources are restricted, spend in God has indeed made excellent
accordance with what God has provision for them.
12
given him. God does not burden It is God who created
any person with more than He the seven heavens and the
has given him. God will soon same number of earths. His
bring about ease after hardship. commandment descends among
8
How many a town rebelled them, so that you may know that
against the commands of its Lord God has power over all things;
and His messengers and We and that He encompasses all
called them sternly to account things with His knowledge.
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66. PROHIBITION
In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

1 Prophet, why in your desire to his helpers. 5 Were he to divorce


please your wives, do you impose you, his Lord might well replace
a ban on what God has made you with better wives—
lawful to you? God is forgiving submissive [to God], believing,
and merciful. 2 God has already pious, penitent, devout in
ordained that you be absolved of worship, given to fasting—
such oaths. God is your patron. previously married and virgins.
6
He is the All Knowing, the Wise Believers, safeguard
One. yourselves and your families
3
The Prophet once told one of from a Fire fuelled by people
his wives something in and stones, and watched over by
confidence. She did not keep it angels, stern and strong: angels
secret and God informed him of who never disobey God’s
this; he made known a part of it, commands to them, but promptly
and avoided [mentioning] part do as they are commanded. 7 You
of it. When he spoke to his wife who are bent on denying the
of this, she asked him who had truth, make no excuses today:
told him about it. He replied, you are only being rewarded
‘The All Knowing, the All Aware according to your deeds.
One.’ 4 If only both of you would 8 Believers, turn to God in

turn to God in repentance—and sincere repentance. Your Lord


your hearts are already so may well forgive your bad deeds
inclined. But if you uphold each and admit you into gardens
other against him, then surely watered by running streams, on
God is his protector, and Gabriel a Day when God will not abase
and the righteous among the the Prophet and those who have
believers; and the angels too are believed with him. Their light
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will shine out ahead of them and against God, and they were told,
on their right, and they will say: ‘Enter the Fire along with all the
‘Lord perfect our light for us, others.’
11
and forgive us; You have power To the believers God has
over all things.’ given the example of Pharaoh’s
9
Prophet, exert yourself to the wife who said: ‘My Lord, build
utmost against those who deny me a house in nearness to You in
the truth and the hypocrites. Deal Paradise and save me from
severely with them. Hell will be Pharaoh and his misdeeds. Save
their abode—a vile destination. me from all evil-doers.’ 12 [God
10 As an example to those who gave another example in the story
are bent on denying the truth, of] Mary, ‘Imran’s daughter, who
God cited the wife of Noah and preserved her chastity and We
the wife of Lot, who were breathed Our spirit into her; she
married to two of Our righteous testified to the words of her Lord
servants, but who betrayed them. and His Scriptures, and was truly
So they could not help them devout.

67. THE KINGDOM


In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

1 Blessed is He in whose hand is other in layers. You will not find


the Kingdom: He has power over any flaw in the creation of the
all things; 2 He created death and Gracious One. Then look once
life so that He might test you, again: can you see any flaw?
and find out which of you is best 4 Then look again and again.

in conduct. He is the Mighty, the Your gaze will come back to you
Most Forgiving One. 3 He created confused and exhausted.
seven heavens one above the 5 We have adorned the lowest
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heaven with lamps, and We have who created not know His own
made them for driving away creation, when He alone is the
devils. For them We have Most Subtle in His wisdom and
prepared the punishment of the the All Aware?
blazing Fire. 6 Those who are 15 It is He who has made the

bent on blaspheming against their earth subservient to you, so


Lord will have the punishment traverse its regions and eat its
of Hell: an evil destination. provisions. To Him you shall all
7 When they are cast into it, they be resurrected. 16 Do you feel
will hear its roaring as it boils secure that He who is in heaven
up, 8 as though bursting with will not cause the earth to sink
rage. Each time a group is cast beneath you and then begin to
into it, its keepers will ask them, quake? 17 Do you feel secure that
‘Did no warner come to you?’ the One in heaven will not send
9
They will say, ‘Of course, a against you a whirlwind to pelt
warner did come to us, but we you with stones, so that you will
belied him and we said, “God know how [true] My warning
has revealed nothing; you are in was? 18 Those who went before
gross error”.’ 10 They will say, ‘If them belied [the truth]: then how
we had only listened or great was My rejection of them.
19
understood, we should not now Do they not see the birds
be among the inmates of Hell,’ above them spreading and
11
and thus they will confess their closing their wings? None save
sin; far from God’s mercy are the the Merciful sustains them.
inmates of Hell. Surely, He observes all things.
12 As for those who fear their 20 Who is there to defend you

Lord in the unseen will have like an army, besides the Lord of
forgiveness and a rich reward. Mercy? Those who deny the
13 Whether you speak in secret truth are in deception. 21 Who
or aloud, He knows what is in can provide for you, if He
every heart. 14 How could He withholds His provision? Yet
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they obstinately persist in a plain warner.’ 27 But when they
rebellion and avoidance of the see it drawing near, the faces of
truth. those who deny the truth will
22
Is he who walks grovelling turn gloomy and they will be
upon his face better guided, or told, ‘This is what you were
he who walks upright upon a calling for.’ 28 Say, ‘Have you
straight path? 23 Say, ‘It is He thought: if God destroys me and
who brought you into being, and those who are with me, or treats
made ears and eyes and hearts us mercifully, then who will
for you, yet you are seldom protect those who deny the truth
grateful.’ 24 Say, ‘It is He who from a painful chastisement?’
has scattered you on the earth; 29 Say, ‘He is the Most Gracious:

and it is to Him that you shall all we believe in Him and we put
be gathered [on the Day of our trust in Him. You will soon
Resurrection]. come to know who is in evident
25 They ask, ‘When will this error.’ 30 Say, ‘Have you
promise be fulfilled, if you are considered if your water were to
truthful?’ 26 Say, ‘God alone has sink into the ground, who could
knowledge of that; and I am only then bring you flowing water?’

68. THE PEN


In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

1
Nun never ending reward. 4 For you
are truly of a sublime character.
5
By the pen, and all that they Soon you will see, as will they,
write! 2 By the grace of your 6 which of you is a prey to

Lord, you are not a mad man. madness. 7 Your Lord knows best
3 Most surely, you will have a who has fallen by the wayside,
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and who has remained on the reach your orchard, if you want
true path. to gather all your fruits.’ 23 So
8 Do not give in to the deniers they went off, whispering to one
of truth. 9 They want you to make another, 24 ‘Be sure to stop any
concessions to them and then poor person from entering the
they will reciprocate. 10 Do not orchard today.’ 25 They set out
yield to any contemptible swearer early in the morning, thinking
of oaths, 11 or to any defamer or they had the power to prevent.
one who spreads slander, 12 or to 26 But when they saw it, they

one who places obstacles in the said, ‘We must have lost our
way of good being done or to the way. 27 Indeed, we are utterly
wicked transgressor, 13 who is ruined!’ 28 The more upright of
ignoble and besides all that, base- the two said, ‘Did I not bid you
born; 14 just because he has to glorify God?’ 29 They said,
wealth and sons, 15 when Our ‘Glory be to God, our Lord. We
revelations are recited to him, he have surely done wrong.’ 30 Then
says, ‘These are just ancient they began to heap reproaches
fables.’ 16 Soon We will brand on each other. 31 They said, ‘Alas
him on the nose. for us, our behaviour was beyond
17 We have tried them as we the pale. 32 May be our Lord will
tried the owners of a certain give us a better orchard in its
orchard, who vowed to harvest stead; we turn to Him.’ 33 Such
all its fruits the next morning, was their punishment, [in this
18 without saying, ‘If it be God’s life]. But the punishment of the
will.’ 19 A calamity from your life to come is much more severe,
Lord befell the orchard as they if only they knew it!
slept. 20 And by morning it lay as 34 Those who are mindful of

if it had already been harvested, their Lord will be rewarded with


a barren land. 21 So they called gardens of bliss. 35 Should We
out to each other at the break of treat the true believers and the
dawn, 22 saying, ‘Be quick to wrongdoers alike? 36 What ails
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you? How ill you judge! 37 Have beyond their ken. 45 I shall grant
you a Scripture that tells you them some respite, for My plan
38 that you will be granted is powerful.
whatever you choose? 39 Or do 46
Do you demand some
you have Our solemn oaths, recompense from them that
binding upon Us till the Day of would weigh them down with
Resurrection, that you shall have debt? 47 Is the unseen within
whatever you yourselves decide? their grasp so that they write it
40 Ask them, which of them will down? 48 Wait patiently for your
vouch for that! 41 Or have they Lord’s judgement; do not be like
other partners [besides God]? the man who, having been
Let them bring forth their other swallowed by a whale, called
partners, if what they say be true. out in distress. 49 Had his Lord’s
42 On the Day when the truth grace not been bestowed upon
shall be laid bare, they will be him, he would have been cast
called upon to prostrate away in disgrace upon that
themselves, but they will not be desolate shore. 50 But his Lord
able to do so. 43 Their eyes will chose him for His own and made
be cast down and they will be him one of the righteous. 51 When
covered in shame; they were those who deny the truth hear
bidden to prostrate themselves, the admonition, they would
when they were safe and sound almost cause you to stumble
[but they did not obey]. 44 So with their evil eyes; and they
leave to Me those who reject this say, ‘He is certainly mad.’ 52 Yet
message. We shall lead them it is purely an admonition
step by step to their ruin, in ways to mankind.
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6 9 . T H E I N E V I TA B L E H O U R
In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
1
The Inevitable Hour! 2 What is might make it a reminder for you
the Inevitable Hour? 3 And what and so that attentive ears might
will make you realize what the retain it.
Inevitable Hour is? 4 The tribes 13
When a single blast is blown
of Thamud and ‘Ad denied that on the trumpet, 14 and the earth
disaster would strike them: 5 the and the mountains are lifted up
Thamud were destroyed by a and then crushed with a single
terrible storm of thunder and blow, 15 on that Day the Great
lightning; 6 and the ‘Ad were Event will come to pass. 16 And
destroyed by a furious wind the sky will be rent asunder, for
7 which God let loose against on that Day it will be so frail.
17
them for seven nights and eight The angels will appear by its
days unremittingly, so that you sides and, on that Day, eight
could have seen its people lying [angels] will bear your Lord’s
prostrate as though they were the throne above them. 18 On that
hollow trunks of palm-trees Day you will be brought to
which had fallen down. 8 Do you judgement and none of your
see any vestige left of them secrets will remain hidden.a
now? 9 Pharoah and those before a The present world has been made
him and the inhabitants of the with a view to putting human beings
overthrown cities persistently to the test. When the period of testing
committed grave sins. 10 They is over, this world will be demolished
defied their Lord’s messenger, and a new world fashioned to meet
so He seized them with an ever- new requirements will be made. The
majesty of God at present reveals
tightening grip. 11 But We bore
itself indirectly, but at that time the
you away in the Ark, when the Majesty of God will be directly
waters rose high, 12 so that We manifested.
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19 Then he who is given his filth 37 which no one will eat
record in his right hand will except the sinners.
exclaim, ‘Here is my record, 38 But nay, I swear by all that

read it. 20 Surely, I knew that I you can see 39 as well as all that
should meet my reckoning,’ 21 so you cannot see: 40 most surely,
he will live in a state of Bliss this is the word brought by a
22 in a lofty garden, 23 with noble messenger, 41 it is not the
clusters of fruit within easy reach. word of a poet—how little you
24 We shall say to him, ‘Eat and believe!—42 Nor is it the word
drink joyfully as a reward for the of a soothsayer—how little you
good deeds you did in days gone reflect! 43 It is a revelation sent
by.’ 25 But he who is given his down by the Sustainer of the
record in his left hand will say, Universe: 44 if he had invented
‘If only I had never been given any lies about Us, 45 We would
my Record 26 and knew nothing indeed have seized him by his
of my reckoning. 27 How I wish right hand 46 and would indeed
my death had ended all. 28 My have cut his life-vein, 47 and none
wealth has been of no use to me. of you could have held Us off
29
I am bereft of power.’ 30 Seize from him. 48 And surely it is an
him and fetter him, 31 and then admonition to the God-fearing.
let him enter Hell. 32 Then fasten 49
We know very well that there
him with a chain seventy cubits are some among you who reject
long: 33 for he did not believe in Our signs—50 it will be a source
Almighty God, 34 nor did he feel of bitter regret for those who
any urge to feed the needy, 35 so deny the truth— 51 it is the
today he has no friend here, indubitable truth. 52 So glorify the
36 and the only food he has is name of your Lord, the Almighty.
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7 0 . T H E A S C E N D I N G S TA I RWAY S
In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

1 15
A doubter once demanded that But no! There is a raging
punishment be immediately blaze 16 stripping away his skin,
meted out, 2 to those who deny 17
and it will claim all those who
the truth. No power can hinder turned their backs [on the true
God 3 from punishing them. He faith] and turned away [from the
is the Lord of the Ascending truth], 18 and amassed wealth and
Stairways, 4 by which the angels hoarded it. 19 Indeed, man is born
and the Spirit will ascend to Him impatient: 20 when misfortune
in one Day which will last for touches him he starts lamenting,
fifty thousand years. 5 Therefore, 21 and whenever good fortune

[O believers] behave with seemly comes to him, he grows


patience. 6 They see it [the Day niggardly. 22 But not so the
of Judgement] to be far off, 7 but worshippers 23 who are steadfast
We see it near at hand. 8 On that in prayer; 24 those who give a
Day the heavens shall become like due share of their wealth 25 to
molten brass, 9 and the mountains those who ask [for help] and to
will become like tufts of wool, the destitute; 26 and those who
10
and no friend will ask about believe in the Day of Judgement
his friend, 11 though they shall 27 and are fearful of the

be within sight of each other. punishment of their Lord; 28 for


The guilty one will gladly ransom none may ever feel secure from
himself from the torment of that the punishment of their Lord;
Day by sacrificing his own 29 those who preserve their

children, 12 his wife, his brother, chastity 30 except from their


13 and his kinsfolk who gave him spouses and those whom they
shelter, 14 and all the people of the rightfully possess [through
earth, if that could deliver him. wedlock], for which they incur
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no blame—31 but those who go quite well out of what We
beyond that limit are created them.
transgressors; 32 and those who 40 But nay! I call to witness the

are faithful to their trusts and to Lord of the Easts and the Wests,
their pledges; 33 and those who that We have the power 41 to
stand by their testimony 34 and replace them with others better
are steadfast in their prayers. than them: nothing can prevent
35
They will be honoured in the Us from doing this, 42 so leave
Gardens of Bliss. them to indulge in vain idle talk
36
But what is the matter with and amuse themselves, until they
those who deny the truth, that face the Day which they have
they come hastening towards you been promised, 43 the Day when
37
from the right and from the they shall come out of their graves
left, in crowds? 38 Does every in haste, as if they were racing to
one of them aspire to be admitted a goal, 44 with downcast eyes and
into a Garden of Delight? faces distorted in shame; such is
39
Certainly not! They know the Day which they are promised.

71. NOAH
In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

1 We sent Noah forth to his heed to me. 4 He will forgive


people, saying, ‘Warn your your sins and will grant you
people before there comes upon respite till an appointed time.
them a grievous punishment.’ When the time appointed by
2 [Noah] said, ‘My people! I am God arrives, it cannot be
but a plain warner to you, 3 that postponed, if you only knew.’
5
you should worship God [alone] He said, ‘My Lord! I have
and be conscious of Him. Pay called my people night and day