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Yunus (Jonah)
as rendered by Ali Quli Qara'i

Ali Quli Qara'i rendition of Surah Jonah(Yunus)
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10:1 Alif, Lam, Ra. These are the signs of the Wise Book.
10:2 Does it seem odd to these people that We have revealed to a man from among themselves, [declaring], ‘Warn mankind, and give good news to the faithful that they are in good standing with their Lord’? The faithless say, ‘This is indeed a plain magician.’
10:3 Indeed your Lord is Allah, who created the heavens and the earth in six days, and then settled on the Throne, directing the command. There is no intercessor, except by His leave. That is Allah, your Lord! So worship Him. Will you not then take admonition?
10:4 To Him will be the return of you all —[that is] Allah’s true promise. Indeed He originates the creation, then He will bring it back that He may reward those who have faith and do righteous deeds with justice. As for the faithless, they shall have boiling water for drink, and a painful punishment because of what they used to defy.
10:5 It is He who made the sun a radiance and the moon a light, and ordained its phases that you might know the number of years and the calculation [of time]. Allah did not create all that except with reason. He elaborates the signs for a people who have knowledge.
10:6 Indeed in the alternation of night and day, and whatever Allah has created in the heavens and the earth, there are surely signs for a people who are Godwary.
10:7 Indeed those who do not expect to encounter Us and who are pleased with the life of this world and satisfied with it, and those who are oblivious of Our signs
10:8 —it is they whose refuge shall be the Fire because of what they used to earn.
10:9 Indeed those who have faith and do righteous deeds, their Lord guides them by the means of their faith. Streams will run for them in gardens of bliss.
10:10 Their call therein will be, ‘O Allah! Immaculate are You!’ and their greeting therein will be, ‘Peace!’ and their concluding call, ‘All praise belongs to Allah, the Lord of all the worlds.’
10:11 Were Allah to hasten ill for mankind with their haste for good, their term would have been over. But We leave those who do not expect to encounter Us bewildered in their rebellion.
10:12 When distress befalls man, he supplicates Us, [lying] on his side, sitting, or standing; but when We remove his distress, he passes on as if he had never supplicated Us concerning the distress that had befallen him. To the profligate is thus presented as decorous what they have been doing.
10:13 Certainly We destroyed [several] generations before you when they perpetrated wrongs: their apostles brought them manifest proofs, but they would not have faith. Thus do We requite the guilty lot.
10:14 Then We made you successors on the earth after them that We may observe how you will act.
10:15 When Our manifest signs are recited to them, those who do not expect to encounter Us say, ‘Bring a Qur’an other than this, or alter it.’ Say, ‘I may not alter it of my own accord. I follow only what is revealed to me. Indeed should I disobey my Lord, I fear the punishment of a tremendous day.’
10:16 Say, ‘Had Allah [so] wished, I would not have recited it to you, nor would He have made it known to you, for I have dwelled among you for a lifetime before it. Do you not apply reason?’
10:17 So who is a greater wrongdoer than him who fabricates a lie against Allah, or denies His signs? Indeed the guilty will not be felicitous.
10:18 They worship besides Allah that which neither causes them any harm, nor brings them any benefit, and they say, ‘These are our intercessors with Allah.’ Say, ‘Will you inform Allah about something He does not know in the heavens or on the earth?’ Immaculate is He and exalted above [having] any partners that they ascribe [to Him]!
10:19 Mankind were but a single [religious] community; then they differed. And were it not for a prior decree of your Lord, decision would have been made between them concerning that about which they differ.
10:20 They say, ‘Why has not some sign been sent down to him from his Lord?’ Say, ‘[The knowledge of] the Unseen belongs only to Allah. So wait. I too am waiting along with you.’
10:21 When We let people taste [Our] mercy after a distress that has befallen them, behold, they scheme against Our signs! Say, ‘Allah is more swift at devising.’ Indeed Our messengers write down what you scheme.
10:22 It is He who carries you across land and sea. When you are in the ships, and they sail with them with a favourable wind, rejoicing in it, there comes upon them a tempestuous wind and waves assail them from every side, and they think that they are besieged, they invoke Allah putting exclusive faith in Him, ‘If You deliver us from this, we will surely be among the grateful.’
10:23 But when He delivers them, behold, they commit violations on the earth unduly! O mankind! Your violations are only to your own detriment. [These are] the wares of the life of this world; then to Us will be your return, whereat We will inform you concerning what you used to do.
10:24 The parable of the life of this world is that of water which We send down from the sky. It mingles with the earth’s vegetation from which humans and cattle eat. When the earth puts on its luster and is adorned, and its inhabitants think they have power over it, Our edict comes to it, by night or day, whereat We turn it into a mown field, as if it did not flourish the day before. Thus do We elaborate the signs for a people who reflect.
10:25 Allah invites to the abode of peace, and He guides whomever He wishes to a straight path.
10:26 Those who are virtuous shall receive the best reward and an enhancement. Neither dust nor abasement shall overcast their faces. They shall be the inhabitants of paradise, and they shall remain in it [forever].
10:27 For those who have committed misdeeds, the requital of a misdeed shall be its like, and they shall be overcast by abasement. They shall have no one to protect [them] from Allah. [They will be] as if their faces were covered with dark patches of the night. They shall be the inmates of the Fire, and they shall remain in it [forever].
10:28 On the day when We gather them all together, We shall say to those who ascribe partners [to Allah], ‘Stay where you are —you and your partners!’ Then We shall set them apart from one another, and their partners will say, ‘It was not us that you worshipped.
10:29 Allah suffices as a witness between you and us. We were indeed unaware of your worship.’
10:30 There every soul will examine what it has sent in advance, and they will be returned to Allah, their real master, and what they used to fabricate will forsake them.
10:31 Say, ‘Who provides for you out of the sky and the earth? Who controls [your] hearing and sight, and who brings forth the living from the dead and brings forth the dead from the living, and who directs the command?’ They will say, ‘Allah.’ Say, ‘Will you not then be wary [of Him]?’
10:32 That, then, is Allah, your true Lord. So what is there after the truth except error? Then where are you being led away?
10:33 Thus the word of your Lord became due against those who transgress that they shall not have faith.
10:34 Say, ‘Is there anyone among your partners who originates the creation and then brings it back?’ Say, ‘Allah originates the creation, then He will bring it back.’ Then where do you stray?
10:35 Say, ‘Is there anyone among your partners who may guide to the truth?’ Say, ‘Allah guides to the truth. Is He who guides to the truth worthier to be followed, or he who is not guided unless he is shown the way? What is the matter with you? How do you judge?’
10:36 Most of them just follow conjecture; indeed conjecture is no substitute for the truth. Indeed Allah knows best what they do.
10:37 This Qur’an could not have been fabricated by anyone besides Allah; rather it is a confirmation of what was [revealed] before it, and an elaboration of the Book, there is no doubt in it, from the Lord of all the worlds.
10:38 Do they say, ‘He has fabricated it?’ Say, ‘Then bring a surah like it, and invoke whomever you can, besides Allah, should you be truthful.’
10:39 Rather, they deny that whose knowledge they do not comprehend, and whose explanation has not yet come to them. Those who were before them denied likewise. So observe how was the fate of the wrongdoers!
10:40 Some of them believe in it, and some of them do not believe in it, and your Lord best knows the agents of corruption.
10:41 If they deny you, say, ‘My deeds belong to me and your deeds belong to you: you are absolved of what I do and I am absolved of what you do.’
10:42 There are some of them who prick up their ears at you. But can you make the deaf hear even if they do not apply reason?
10:43 And there are some of them who observe you. But can you guide the blind even if they do not perceive?
10:44 Indeed Allah does not wrong people in the least; rather it is people who wrong themselves.
10:45 On the day He will gather them [it will be] as if they had not remained [in the world] except for an hour of the day getting acquainted with one another. They are certainly losers who deny the encounter with Allah, and they are not guided.
10:46 Whether We show you a part of what We promise them, or take you away [before that], [in any case] their return will be to Us. Then Allah will be witness to what they do.
10:47 There is an apostle for every nation; so when their apostle comes, judgement is made between them with justice, and they are not wronged.
10:48 They say, ‘When will this promise be fulfilled, should you be truthful?’
10:49 Say, ‘I have no control over any benefit for myself nor [over] any harm except what Allah may wish. There is a time for every nation: when their time comes, they shall not defer it by a single hour nor shall they advance it.’
10:50 Say, ‘Tell me, should His punishment overtake you by night or day, [you will not be able to avert it]; so what part of it do the guilty seek to hasten?’
10:51 ‘What! Do you believe it when it has befallen? Now? While you would seek to hasten it [earlier]?!’
10:52 Then it will be said to those who were wrongdoers, ‘Taste the everlasting punishment. Shall you be requited except for what you used to earn?’
10:53 They inquire of you, ‘Is it true?’ Say, ‘Yes! By my Lord, it is true, and you cannot thwart [Him].’
10:54 Were any soul that has done wrong to possess whatever there is on the earth, it would surely offer it for ransom. They will hide their remorse when they sight the punishment; and judgement will be made between them with justice and they will not be wronged.
10:55 Look! To Allah indeed belongs whatever is in the heavens and the earth. Look! Allah’s promise is indeed true; but most of them do not know.
10:56 It is He who gives life and brings death, and to Him you shall be brought back.
10:57 O mankind! There has certainly come to you an advice from your Lord, and a cure for what is in the breasts, and a guidance and mercy for the faithful.
10:58 Say, ‘In Allah’s grace and His mercy— let them rejoice in that! It is better than what they amass.’
10:59 Say, ‘Have you regarded what Allah has sent down for you of [His] provision, whereupon you made some of it unlawful and [some] lawful?’ Say, ‘Did Allah give you the sanction [to do so], or do you fabricate a lie against Allah?’
10:60 What is the idea of those who fabricate lies against Allah [concerning their situation] on the Day of Resurrection? Indeed Allah is gracious to mankind, but most of them do not give thanks.
10:61 You do not engage in any work, neither do you recite any part of the Qur’an, nor do you perform any deed without Our being witness over you when you are engaged therein. Not an atom’s weight escapes your Lord in the earth or in the sky, nor [is there] anything smaller than that nor bigger, but it is in a manifest Book.
10:62 Look! The friends of Allah will indeed have no fear nor will they grieve.
10:63 —Those who have faith, and are Godwary.
10:64 For them is good news in the life of this world and in the Hereafter. (There is no altering the words of Allah.) That is the great success.
10:65 Do not grieve at their remarks; indeed all might belongs to Allah; He is the All-hearing, the All-knowing.
10:66 Look! To Allah indeed belongs whoever is in the heavens and whoever is on the earth. And what do they pursue who invoke partners besides Allah? They merely follow conjectures and they just make surmises.
10:67 It is He who made the night for you, that you may rest in it, and the day to provide visibility. There are indeed signs in that for people who listen.
10:68 They say, ‘Allah has taken a son!’ Immaculate is He! He is the All-sufficient. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth. You have no authority for this [statement]. Do you attribute to Allah what you do not know?
10:69 Say, ‘Indeed those who fabricate lies against Allah will not be felicitous.’
10:70 An enjoyment in this world; then to Us shall be their return, then We shall make them taste the severe punishment because of what they used to defy.
10:71 Relate to them the account of Noah when he said to his people, ‘O my people! If my stay [among you] be hard on you and [also] my reminding you of Allah’s signs, [for my part] I have put my trust in Allah. So conspire together, along with your partners, leaving nothing vague in your plan, then carry it out against me without giving me any respite.
10:72 If you turn your back [on me], I do not ask any reward from you; my reward lies only with Allah and I have been commanded to be of those who submit [to Allah].’
10:73 But they impugned him. So We delivered him and those who were with him in the ark and We made them the successors, and We drowned those who denied Our signs. So observe how was the fate of those who were warned!
10:74 Then after him We sent [other] apostles to their people. They brought them manifest proofs, but they would not believe something they had denied before. Thus do We seal the hearts of the transgressors.
10:75 Then, after them, We sent Moses and Aaron to Pharaoh and his elite with Our signs, but they acted arrogantly and they were a guilty lot.
10:76 When the truth from Us came to them, they said, ‘This is indeed plain magic!’
10:77 Moses said, ‘Do you say of the truth when it comes to you [that it is magic]? Is this magic? Magicians do not find salvation.’
10:78 They said, ‘Have you come to us to turn us away from what we found our fathers following, so that supremacy may be yours in the land? We will not believe in the two of you.’
10:79 Pharaoh said, ‘Bring me every expert magician.’
10:80 So when the magicians came, Moses said to them, ‘Throw down what you have to throw.’
10:81 So when they threw down [their sticks and ropes], Moses said, ‘What you have produced is magic. Indeed Allah will bring it to naught presently. Indeed Allah does not foster the efforts of those who cause corruption.
10:82 Allah will confirm the truth with His words, though the guilty should be averse.’
10:83 But none believed in Moses except some youths from among his people, for the fear of Pharaoh and his elite that he would persecute them. For Pharaoh was indeed a tyrant in the land, and indeed he was an unrestrained [despot].
10:84 And Moses said, ‘O my people! If you have faith in Allah, put your trust in Him, if you have submitted [to Him].’
10:85 Whereat they said, ‘In Allah we have put our trust.’ ‘Our Lord! Do not make us a [means of] test for the wrongdoing lot,
10:86 and deliver us by Your mercy from the faithless lot.’
10:87 We revealed to Moses and his brother [saying], ‘Settle your people in the city, and let your houses face each other, and maintain the prayer, and give good news to the faithful.’
10:88 Moses said, ‘Our Lord! You have given Pharaoh and his elite glamour and wealth in the life of this world, our Lord, that they may lead [people] astray from Your way! Our Lord! Blot out their wealth and harden their hearts so that they do not believe until they sight the painful punishment.’
10:89 Said He, ‘Your supplication has already been granted. So be steadfast, and do not follow the way of those who do not know.’
10:90 We carried the Children of Israel across the sea, whereat Pharaoh and his troops pursued them out of defiance and aggression. When overtaken by drowning, he called out, ‘I believe that there is no god except Him in whom the Children of Israel believe, and I am one of those who submit [to Him]!’
10:91 [He was told,] ‘What! Now? When you have been disobedient heretofore and were among the agents of corruption?!
10:92 So today We shall deliver your body so that you may be a sign for those who come after you.’ Indeed many of the people are oblivious to Our signs.
10:93 Certainly We settled the Children of Israel in a worthy settlement and We provided them with all the good things, and they did not differ until [after] the knowledge had come to them. Your Lord will indeed judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that about which they used to differ.
10:94 So if you are in doubt about what We have sent down to you, ask those who read the Book [revealed] before you. The truth has certainly come to you from your Lord; so do not be among the skeptics.
10:95 And do not be of those who deny the signs of Allah, [for] then you shall be among the losers.
10:96 Indeed those against whom your Lord’s judgement has become due will not have faith,
10:97 even though every sign were to come to them, until they sight the painful punishment.
10:98 Why has there not been any town that might believe, so that its belief might benefit it, except the people of Jonah? When they believed, We removed from them the punishment of disgrace in the life of this world, and We provided for them for a while.
10:99 And had your Lord wished, all those who are on earth would have believed. Would you then force people until they become faithful?
10:100 No soul may have faith except by Allah’s leave, and He lays defilement on those who do not apply reason.
10:101 Say, ‘Observe what is in the heavens and the earth.’ But neither signs nor warnings avail a people who have no faith.
10:102 Do they await anything except the like of the days of those who passed away before them? Say, ‘Then wait! I too am waiting along with you.’
10:103 Then We shall deliver Our apostles and those who have faith. Thus it is a must for Us to deliver the faithful.
10:104 Say, ‘O people! if you are in doubt about my religion, then [know that] I do not worship those whom you worship besides Allah. Rather I worship only Allah, who causes you to die, and I have been commanded to be among the faithful,
10:105 and that: ‘‘Dedicate yourself to the religion, as a ḥana«f, and never be one of the polytheists.
10:106 Nor invoke besides Allah that which neither benefits you nor can do you any harm. For if you do so, then you will indeed be among the wrongdoers.’’ ’
10:107 Should Allah visit you with some distress, there is no one to remove it except Him; and should He desire any good for you, none can stand in the way of His grace: He grants it to whomever He wishes of His servants, and He is the All-forgiving, the All-merciful.
10:108 Say, ‘O mankind! The truth has already come to you from your Lord. Whoever is guided, is guided only for [the good of] his own soul, and whoever goes astray, goes astray only to its detriment, and it is not my business to watch over you.’
10:109 And follow that which is revealed to you, and be patient until Allah issues [His] judgement, and He is the best of judges.


   


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