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as-Saffat (Those Who Set The Ranks, Drawn up in Ranks, The Rangers)
as rendered by Edward Henry Palmer
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Edward Henry Palmer rendition of Surah Those Who Set The Ranks, Drawn up in Ranks, The Rangers(as-Saffat)
37:1 By the (angels) ranged in ranks
37:2 and the drivers driving
37:3 and the reciters of the reminder
37:4 'Verily, your God is one
37:5 the Lord of the heavens and the earth and what is between the two, and the Lord of the sunrises!
37:6 Verily, we have adorned the lower heaven with the adornment of the stars
37:7 and to preserve it from every rebellious devil
37:8 that they may not listen to the exalted chiefs; for they are hurled at from every side
37:9 driven off, and for them is lasting woe
37:10 save such as snatches off a word, and there follows him a darting flame
37:11 Ask them whether they are stronger by nature or (the angels) whom we have created? We have created them of sticky clay
37:12 Nay, thou dost wonder and they jest
37:13 and when they are reminded they will not remember
37:14 and when they see a sign they make a jest thereof
37:15 and say, 'This is naught but obvious sorcery
37:16 What! when we are dead, and have become earth and bones, shall we then be raised
37:17 what! and our fathers of yore?
37:18 Say, 'Yes, and ye shall shrink up
37:19 and it shall only be one scare, and, behold, they shall look on
37:20 and they shall say, 'O, woe is us! this is the day of judgment
37:21 this is the day of decision, which ye did call a lie!
37:22 Gather ye together, ye who were unjust, with their mates and what they used to serv
37:23 beside God, and guide them to the way of hell
37:24 and stop them; verily, they shall be questioned
37:25 'Why do ye not help each other?
37:26 nay, on that day they shall resign themselves
37:27 and some shall draw near to others, to question each other
37:28 and they shall say, 'Verily, ye came to us from the right.
37:29 They shall say, 'Nay, ye were not believers
37:30 nor had we any authority over you; nay, ye were an outrageous people
37:31 And the sentence of our Lord shall be due for us; verily, we shall surely taste thereof
37:32 we did seduce you - verily, we were erring too!
37:33 therefore, verily, on that day they shall share the torment
37:34 thus it is that we will do with the sinners
37:35 Verily, when it is said to them, 'There is no god but God,' they get too big with pride
37:36 and say, 'What! shall we leave our gods for an infatuated poet?
37:37 Nay, he came with the truth, and verified the apostles
37:38 verily, ye are going to taste of grievous woe
37:39 nor shall ye be rewarded save for that which ye have done
37:40 Except God's sincere servants
37:41 these shall have a stated provisio
37:42 of fruits, and they shall be honoure
37:43 in the gardens of pleasure
37:44 upon couches facing each other
37:45 they shall be served all round with a cup from a spring
37:46 white and delicious to those who drink
37:47 wherein is no insidious spirit, nor shall they be drunk therewith
37:48 and with them damsels, restraining their looks, large eyed
37:49 as though they were a sheltered egg
37:50 and some shall come forward to ask others
37:51 and a speaker amongst them shall say, 'Verily, I had a mate
37:52 who used to say, "Art thou verily of those who credit
37:53 What! when we are dead, and have become earth and bones, shall we be surely judged?"
37:54 He will say, 'Are ye looking down?
37:55 and he shall look down and see him in the midst of hell
37:56 He shall say, 'By God, thou didst nearly ruin me
37:57 And had it not been for the favour of my Lord, I should have been among the arraigned.'
37:58 'What! shall we not die save our first death
37:59 and shall we not be tormented?
37:60 Verily, this is mighty bliss
37:61 for the like of this then let the workers work.
37:62 Is that better as an entertainment, or the tree of Ez Zaqqum
37:63 Verily, we have made it a trial to the unjust
37:64 Verily, it is a tree that comes forth from the bottom of hell
37:65 its spathe is as it were the heads of devils
37:66 verily, they shall eat therefrom, and fill their bellies therefrom
37:67 Then shall they have upon it a mixture of boiling water
37:68 then, verily, their return shall be to hell
37:69 Verily, they found their fathers erring
37:70 and they hurried on in their tracks
37:71 but there had erred before them most of those of yore
37:72 and we had sent warners amongst them
37:73 Behold, then, what was the end of those who were warned
37:74 save God's sincere servants
37:75 Noah did call upon us, and a gracious answer did we give
37:76 and we saved him and his people from a mighty trouble
37:77 and we made his seed to be the survivors
37:78 and we left for him amongst posterit
37:79 'peace upon Noah in the worlds
37:80 verily, thus do we reward those who do well
37:81 verily, he was of our believing servants.
37:82 Then we drowned the others
37:83 And, verily, of his sect was Abraham
37:84 when he came to his Lord with a sound heart
37:85 when he said to his father and his people, 'What is it that ye serve
37:86 with a lie do ye desire gods beside God
37:87 What then is your thought respecting the Lord of the worlds?
37:88 And he looked a look at the star
37:89 and said, 'Verily, I am sick!
37:90 and they turned their backs upon him fleeing
37:91 And he went aside unto their gods and said, 'Will ye not eat
37:92 What ails you that ye will not speak?
37:93 And he went aside to them smiting with the right hand
37:94 And they rushed towards him
37:95 Said he, 'Do ye serve what ye hew out
37:96 when God has created you, and what ye make?
37:97 Said they, 'Build for him a pyre, and throw him into the flaming hell!
37:98 They desired to plot against him, but we made them inferior
37:99 Said he, 'Verily, I am going to my Lord, He will guide me
37:100 My Lord! grant me (a son), one of the righteous;
37:101 and we gave him glad tidings of a clement boy
37:102 And when he reached the age to work with him, he said, 'O my boy! verily, I have seen in a dream that I should sacrifice thee, look then what thou seest right.' Said he, 'O my sire! do what thou art bidden; thou wilt find me, if it please God, one of the patient!
37:103 And when they were resigned, and Abraham had thrown him down upon his forehead
37:104 we called to him, 'O Abraham
37:105 thou hast verified the vision; verily, thus do we reward those who do well
37:106 This is surely an obvious trial.
37:107 And we ransomed him with a mighty victim
37:108 and we left for him amongst posterity
37:109 'Peace upon Abraham
37:110 thus do we reward those who do well
37:111 verily, he was of our servants who believe!
37:112 And we gave him glad tidings of Isaac, a prophet among the righteous
37:113 and we blessed him and Isaac;- of their seed is one who does well, and one who obviously wrongs himself
37:114 And we were gracious unto Moses and Aaron
37:115 We saved them and their people from mighty trouble
37:116 and we helped them and they had the upper hand
37:117 and we gave them both the perspicuous Book
37:118 and we guided them to the right way
37:119 and we left for them amongst posterity
37:120 'Peace upon Moses and Aaron
37:121 verily, thus do we reward those who do well
37:122 verily, they were both of our servants who believe!
37:123 And verily Elyas was of the apostles
37:124 when he said to his people, 'Will ye not fear
37:125 do ye call upon Baal and leave the best of Creators
37:126 God your Lord and the Lord of your fathers of yore?
37:127 But they called him liar; verily, they shall surely be arraigned
37:128 save God's sincere servants
37:129 And we, left for him amongst posterity
37:130 'Peace upon Elyasin
37:131 verily, thus do we reward those who do well
37:132 verily, he was of our servants who believe!
37:133 And, verily, Lot was surely among the apostles
37:134 when we saved him and his people altogether
37:135 except an old woman amongst those who lingered
37:136 then we destroyed the others
37:137 verily, ye pass by them in the mornin
37:138 and at night; have ye then no sense
37:139 And, verily, Jonah was amongst the apostle
37:140 when he ran away into the laden ship
37:141 and he cast lots and was of those who lost
37:142 and a fish swallowed him, for he was to be blamed
37:143 and had it not been that he was of those who celebrated God's praise
37:144 he would surely have tarried in the belly thereof to the day when men shall be raised
37:145 But we cast him on to the barren shore; and he was sick
37:146 and we made to grow over him a gourd tree
37:147 and we sent him to a hundred thousand or more
37:148 and they believed; and we gave them enjoyment for a season
37:149 Ask them, 'Has thy Lord daughters while they have sons
37:150 or have we created the angels females while they were witnesses?
37:151 is it not of their lie that they say
37:152 'God has begotten?' verily, they are liars
37:153 Has he preferred daughters to sons
37:154 what ails you? how ye judge
37:155 will ye not be mindful
37:156 or have ye obvious authority
37:157 then bring your Book if ye do speak the truth
37:158 And they made him to be related to the ginns, while the ginns know that they shall be arraigned
37:159 celebrated be God's praises from what they attribute!
37:160 save God's sincere servants
37:161 'Verily, ye and what ye worshi
37:162 shall not try any one concerning him
37:163 save him who shall broil in hell
37:164 there is none amongst us but has his appointed place, and
37:165 verily, we are ranged, and
37:166 verily, we celebrate His praises
37:167 And yet they say
37:168 'Had we a reminder from those of yor
37:169 we should surely have been of God's sincere servants.
37:170 But they misbelieved in it; but soon shall they know
37:171 But our word has been passed to our servants who were sen
37:172 that they should be helped
37:173 that, verily, our hosts should gain mastery for them
37:174 Then turn thou thy back upon them for a time
37:175 and look upon them, for soon they too shall look
37:176 Would they hasten on our torment
37:177 but when it descends in their court, ill will the morning be of those who have been warned
37:178 But turn thy back upon them for a time
37:179 and look, for soon they too shall look
37:180 Celebrated be the praises of thy Lord, the Lord of glory, above what they attribute
37:181 and peace be upon the apostle
37:182 and praise be to God, the Lord of the worlds


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