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Sad (The Letter Sad)
as rendered by Wahiduddin Khan
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Wahiduddin Khan rendition of Surah The Letter Sad(Sad)
38:1 Sad By the Quran, full of admonition
38:2 Those who deny the truth are steeped in arrogance and hostility
38:3 How many generations We have destroyed before them! And they cried out when it was too late to escape
38:4 They are surprised that a warner should come to them from among themselves. They say, This is a magician, a great liar
38:5 Does he make all the deities out to be one God? This is indeed a strange thing
38:6 Their leaders departed, saying, Walk away! Hold fast to your deities. This is clearly a conspiracy
38:7 We have not heard of any such thing in the old religion. This is nothing but a fabrication
38:8 Was the message sent only to him out of all of us? In fact, they doubt My warning; in fact, they have not yet tasted My punishment
38:9 Do they possess the treasures of the mercy of your Lord, the Mighty, the Great Bestower
38:10 Have they control over heavens and earth and whatever [lies] between them? Then let them climb up to heaven by ropes
38:11 this host too, among other hosts, is bound to suffer defeat
38:12 Before them the people of Noah denied the truth, as did the Ad and Pharaoh of the Stakes
38:13 and the tribe of Thamud, and the people of Lot, and the dwellers of the Woodthese were the confederates
38:14 There was not one of them but treated their messengers as liars, so My punishment rightly overtook them
38:15 they have only to wait for one single blast [of punishment]: it shall not be delayed by one whit
38:16 They say: Our Lord! Hasten on for us our fate before the Day of Reckoning
38:17 Bear with their words patiently. Remember Our servant David, a man of strength who always turned to Us
38:18 We made the mountains join him in glorifying Us at sunset and sunrise
38:19 and the birds, too, in flocks, all turned to Him
38:20 We made his kingdom strong, and bestowed upon him wisdom and sagacity in judgement
38:21 Have you heard the story of the disputants who entered his chamber by climbing over the wall
38:22 When they reached David, he took fright, but they said, Do not be afraid. We are two disputants, one of whom has wronged the other: judge between us fairlydo not be unjustand guide us to the right path
38:23 This brother of mine has ninety-nine ewes and I have only one. He said, Let me have charge of it, and got the better of me with his words
38:24 David said, He has certainly wronged you by demanding that your ewe be added to his ewes! Thus many partners wrong one another [all] save those who believe [in God] and do righteous deeds: but how few are they! And [suddenly] David understood that We were only putting him to the test, and so he asked his Lord to forgive him his sins; he fell to his knees, and turned to Him in repentance
38:25 We forgave him his sins. His reward will be nearness to Us, a good place to return to
38:26 We said, David, We have given you mastery over the land. Judge fairly between people. Do not follow your desires, lest they divert you from God's path: those who wander from His path will have a severe punishment, because they ignore the Day of Reckoning
38:27 We did not create heaven and earth and all that is between them in vain. That is the opinion of those who deny the truth. Woe betide those who deny the truth, when they are cast into the Fir
38:28 shall We treat those who believe and do good works the same as those who spread corruption in the land; shall We treat the pious the same as the wicked
38:29 This is a blessed Book which We sent down to you [Muhammad], for people to ponder over its messages, and for those with understanding to take heed
38:30 We gave David Solomon. He was an excellent servant who always turned to God
38:31 When well-bred horses, which were fleet of foot were paraded before him near the close of day
38:32 he said, I have put the love of good things above the remembrance of my Lorduntil [the sun] disappeared behind its veil and the horses disappeared from sigh
38:33 Bring them back to me![he said] and began to stroke their legs and their necks
38:34 We tried Solomon by placing upon his throne a [lifeless] body; and thereupon he turned towards Us]
38:35 He prayed, Lord forgive me! Grant me such power as no one after me will haveYou are the Most Generous Provider
38:36 Then We subjected the wind to his power, so that it blew gently, at his behest, wherever he wille
38:37 and also the jinn every kind of builder and dive
38:38 and others chained in fetters
38:39 We said: This is Our gift, so give or withhold as you wish without reckoning
38:40 His reward will be nearness to Us, a good place to return to
38:41 Bring to mind Our servant Job who cried to his Lord, Satan has afflicted me with distress and suffering
38:42 We said, Stamp your foot! Here is cool water for you to wash in and drink
38:43 We restored his family to him, doubling their number as an act of grace from Us, and as a reminder to all who are endowed with insight
38:44 We said to Him, Take a handful of twigs in your hand and strike with that but do not break your oath. We found him steadfast. What an excellent servant! He turned constantly to his Lord.[35]
38:45 Remember Our servants Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob possessors of strength and vision
38:46 We chose them for a special [purpose]proclaiming the message of the Hereafter
38:47 and, in Our sight they were indeed among the select, the truly good
38:48 Remember [Our servants] Ishmael, Elisha, and Dhul-Kifl. Each of them was among the just
38:49 This is a Reminder. The righteous shall have a good place to return to
38:50 the Gardens of eternity with gates thrown wide open to them
38:51 They will be comfortably seated; reclining, they will call for abundant fruit and drink
38:52 with them, they will have pure, modest women of an equal age
38:53 This is what you were promised on the Day of Reckoning
38:54 Our provision for you will never be exhausted
38:55 But the arrogant will have the worst return
38:56 they will burn, in Hell, an evil resting plac
38:57 all this will be theirs; let them taste ita scalding, dark, foul fluid
38:58 and other such torments
38:59 [And they will say to one another: Do you see] this crowd of people rushing headlong to join you? No welcome to them! Indeed, they are headed for the fire
38:60 They will say to them, You are not welcome! It was you who brought this on us, an evil place to stay
38:61 adding, Our Lord, give double punishment to those who brought this upon us
38:62 And they will say, How is it that we do not see [here any of the] men whom we used to count among the wicked
38:63 [and] whom we made the target of our derision? Or are they here, and our eyes have missed them
38:64 All this is certainly truethe inhabitants of the Fire will blame one another in this way
38:65 Say, [Prophet], I am only a warner. There is no god but God, the One, the All-Powerful
38:66 Lord of the heavens and earth and everything between them, the Almighty, the Most Forgiving
38:67 Say, This is momentous news
38:68 yet you ignore it
38:69 I had no knowledge of the Exalted Assembly when they argued [against the creation of man]
38:70 it has only been revealed to me that I am a plain warner
38:71 Your Lord said to the angels, I am about to create a human being out of clay
38:72 and when I have formed him fully and breathed My spirit into him, prostrate yourselves before him
38:73 Thereupon the angels prostrated themselves, all of them together
38:74 but not Satan, who was too proud. He became one of those who deny the truth
38:75 God said, Satan, what prevented you from prostrating yourself to what I created with My own Hands? Were you overcome by arrogance, or are you of those who think [only] of themselves as exalted
38:76 Satan replied, I am better than him. You created me from fire, but You created him from clay
38:77 Begone! You are accursed
38:78 My curse will remain upon you till the Day of Judgement
38:79 But Satan said, My Lord, grant me respite until the Day of Resurrection
38:80 so He said, You are granted respit
38:81 till the Appointed Day
38:82 He said, By Your Honour, I will lead all of them astray
38:83 except for those among them who are Your chosen servants
38:84 God said, This is the truthI speak only the trut
38:85 I will fill up Hell with you and every one of them who follows you
38:86 Say, I do not ask you for any recompense for this, nor am I a man of false pretentions
38:87 this is simply an admonition to mankind
38:88 you shall before long know its truth


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