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al-Mulk (The Sovereignty, Control, The Kingdom)
as rendered by Ahmed Ali
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Ahmed Ali rendition of Surah The Sovereignty, Control, The Kingdom(al-Mulk)
67:1 BLESSED BE HE who holds the (reins of) Kingship in His hand, who has power over everything
67:2 Who created death and life in order to try you to see who of you are best of deed. He is all-mighty and forgiving
67:3 Who created the seven skies one above the other. Do you see any disproportion in the creations of Ar-Rahman? Turn your eyes again. Do you see any fissures
67:4 Turn your eyes again and again. Your gaze turns back dazed and tired
67:5 We have adorned the lowest sky with lamps, and made them missiles against the devils, for whom We have prepared a torment of most intense fire
67:6 For those who believe not in their Lord there is the punishment of Hell; and what a wretched destinatio
67:7 When they are cast into it, they will hear it roar and ragin
67:8 As though it would burst with fury. Every time a crowd is thrown into it, its wardens will ask: "Did no warner come to you?"
67:9 And they will answer: "Surely; a warner came to us, but we denied him, and said: 'God did not send down any thing; you are greatly deluded, in fact.'"
67:10 They will say: "If we had listened and been wise, we would not have been among the inmates of Hell."
67:11 So will they confess their guilt. Deprived (of all joys) will be the inmates of Hell
67:12 For those who fear their Lord in secret is forgiveness and a great reward
67:13 Whether you say a thing secretly or openly, He knows the innermost secrets of your hearts
67:14 Can He who has created not know (His creation)? He is all-penetrating, all-aware
67:15 It is lie who made the earth subservient to you that you may travel all around it, and eat of things He has provided; and to Him will be your resurrection
67:16 Are you so unafraid that He who is in Heaven will not open up the earth to swallow you, when it will begin to tremble
67:17 Or have you become so unafraid that He who is in Heaven will not send a violent wind to shower stones at you? Then you will know the import of My commination
67:18 Those before them had also denied. And how was My punishment then
67:19 Do they not see the birds above them flying wings spread out or folded? Nothing holds them aloft but God. All things are within His purview
67:20 What other army do you have to help you apart from Ar-Rahman? The unbelievers are surely lost in delusion
67:21 Who is there to give you food in case He withholds His bounty? Yet they persist in rebellion and aversion
67:22 Will he find the way who grovels flat on his face, or he who walks straight on the right path
67:23 Say: "It is He who raised you and gave you ears and eyes and hearts. How little are the thanks you offer!"
67:24 Say: "It is He who dispersed you all over the earth, and to Him you will be gathered."
67:25 But they say: "When will this promise come to pass, if what you say is true?"
67:26 Say: "God alone has knowledge. My duty is only to warn you clearly."
67:27 When they realise it has come upon them, distraught will be the faces of unbelievers. They will be told: "This is what you asked for."
67:28 Say: "Just think: If God destroys me and those with me, or is benevolent to us, who will then protect the unbelievers from a painful doom?"
67:29 Say: "He is the benevolent; in Him do we believe, and in Him do we place our trust. You will now realise who is in manifest error."
67:30 Say: "Just think: If your water were to dry up in the morning who will bring you water from a fresh, flowing stream?"


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