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al-Qalam (The Pen)
as rendered by Maududi
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Maududi rendition of Surah The Pen(al-Qalam)
68:1 Nun. By the pen and what the scribes write
68:2 By your Lord´s Grace, you are not afflicted with madness
68:3 and surely yours shall be a never-ending reward
68:4 and you are certainly on the most exalted standard of moral excellence
68:5 So you will soon see, and they too will see
68:6 which of you is afflicted with madness
68:7 Surely your Lord knows well those who have strayed from His Way just as He knows well those who are on the Right Way
68:8 Do not, then, yield to those who reject the Truth, decrying it as false
68:9 they would wish you to be pliant so that they too may be pliant
68:10 And do not yield to any contemptible swearer
68:11 the fault-finder who goes around slandering
68:12 the hinderer of good, the transgressor, the sinful
68:13 the coarse-grained, and above all mean and ignoble
68:14 (who so acts) simply because he has wealth and sons
68:15 and whenever Our verses are rehearsed to him, he says: "These are fairy- tales of times gone by."
68:16 Soon shall We brand him on his snout
68:17 We have put them [i.e., the Makkans] to test even as We put to test the owners of the orchard when they vowed that they would gather the fruit of their orchard in the morning
68:18 without making any allowance (for the will of Allah)
68:19 Thereupon a calamity from your Lord passed over it while they were asleep
68:20 and so by morning the orchard lay as though it had been fully harvested
68:21 At daybreak they called out to one another
68:22 "Hurry to your orchard if you would gather its fruit."
68:23 So off they went, whispering to one another
68:24 "No destitute person shall enter it today."
68:25 They went forth early, believing that they had the power (to gather the fruit)
68:26 But as soon as they beheld the orchard, (they cried out): "We have certainly lost the way
68:27 rather, we are utterly ruined."
68:28 The best among them said: "Did I not say to you: why do you not give glory to (your Lord)?"
68:29 They cried out: "Glory be to our Lord! Certainly we were sinners."
68:30 Then they began to reproach one another
68:31 They said: "Woe to us! We had indeed transgressed
68:32 Maybe our Lord will give us a better orchard in its place; to our Lord do we penitently turn."
68:33 Such is the chastisement; and the chastisement of the Hereafter is assuredly even greater, if only they knew
68:34 Surely the God-fearing shall have Gardens of bliss with their Lord
68:35 What! Shall We treat those who have submitted (to Our command) like those who have acted as criminals
68:36 What is the matter with you? How ill do you judge
68:37 Or do you have a Book wherein you rea
68:38 that (in the Hereafter) you shall have all that you choose for yourselves
68:39 Or have We sworn a covenant with you which We are bound to keep till the Day of Resurrection, (a covenant requiring that whatever you ordain for yourselves shall be yours)
68:40 Ask them: "Which of them can guarantee that
68:41 Or has something been guaranteed by any of those whom they associate with Allah in His Divinity?" If so, let them bring forth their associates, if they are truthful
68:42 On the Day when the dreadful calamity will unfold, when people will be summoned to prostrate themselves, and yet they will not be able to prostrate
68:43 Their eyes shall be downcast and ignominy shall overwhelm them. For when they were safe and sound, they were summoned to prostrate themselves, (and they refused)
68:44 So leave Me, (O Prophet), to deal with him who gives the lie to this Discourse. We shall draw them little by little (to their undoing) in a way that they will not know
68:45 I am giving them a respite. Great is My scheme
68:46 Or are you asking them for some compensation so that they feel burdened with debt
68:47 Or do they have any knowledge of the Unseen which they are now writing down
68:48 So bear with patience until the Judgement of your Lord comes, and do not belike the man in the fish (i.e., Jonah) who called out, choking with grief
68:49 had his Lord not bestowed His favour upon him, he would have been cast upon that barren shore (and would have remained there) in disgrace
68:50 But his Lord exalted him, and included him among His righteous servants
68:51 When the unbelievers hear this Exhortation, they look at you as though they would knock you off your feet with their (hostile) glances. They say: "Surely he is afflicted with madness"
68:52 although this is nothing but an Exhortation (to goodness) for everyone in the world


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