←Prev   al-Hijr (The Rock, Stoneland, Rock City) as rendered by/in Rashad Khalifa  Next→ 

Did you notice?

 You can SEARCH IslamAwakened: 

15:1  A.L.R. These (letters) are proofs of this scripture; a profound Quran.
15:2  Certainly, those who disbelieved will wish they were submitters.
15:3  Let them eat, enjoy, and remain blinded by wishful thinking; they will find out.
15:4  We never annihilated any community, except in accordance with a specific, predetermined time.
15:5  The end of any community can never be advanced, nor delayed.
15:6  They said, "O you who received this reminder, you are crazy.
15:7  "Why do you not bring down the angels, if you are truthful?"
15:8  We do not send down the angels except for specific functions. Otherwise, no one will be respited.
15:9  Absolutely, we have revealed the reminder, and, absolutely, we will preserve it.
15:10  We have sent (messengers) before you to the communities in the past.
15:11  Every time a messenger went to them, they ridiculed him.
15:12  We thus control the minds of the guilty.
15:13  Consequently, they cannot believe in him. This has been the system since the past generations.
15:14  Even if we opened for them a gate into the sky, through which they climb;
15:15  they will say, "Our eyes have been deceived. We have been bewitched."
15:16  We placed galaxies in the sky, and adorned it for the beholders.
15:17  And we guarded it against every rejected devil.
15:18  If any of them sneaks around to listen, a mighty projectile will chase him back.
15:19  As for the earth, we constructed it, and placed on it stabilizers (mountains), and we grew on it a perfect balance of everything.
15:20  We made it habitable for you, and for creatures you do not provide for.
15:21  There is nothing that we do not own infinite amounts thereof. But we send it down in precise measure.
15:22  And we send the winds as pollinators, and cause water to come down from the sky for you to drink. Otherwise, you could not keep it palatable.
15:23  It is we who control life and death, and we are the ultimate inheritors.
15:24  And we fully know those among you who advance, and we fully know those who regress.
15:25  Your Lord will surely summon them. He is Most Wise, Omniscient.
15:26  We created the human being from aged mud, like the potter's clay.
15:27  As for the jinns, we created them, before that, from blazing fire.
15:28  Your Lord said to the angels, "I am creating a human being from aged mud, like the potter's clay.
15:29  "Once I perfect him, and blow into him from My spirit, you shall fall prostrate before him."
15:30  The angels fell prostrate; all of them,
15:31  except Iblis (Satan). He refused to be with the prostrators.
15:32  He said, "O Iblis (Satan), why are you not with the prostrators?"
15:33  He said, "I am not to prostrate before a human being, whom You created from aged mud, like the potter's clay."
15:34  He said, "Therefore, you must get out; you are banished.
15:35  "You have incurred My condemnation until the Day of Judgment."
15:36  He said, "My Lord, respite me until the day they are resurrected."
15:37  He said, "You are respited.
15:38  "Until the specified day and time."
15:39  He said, "My Lord, since You have willed that I go astray, I will surely entice them on earth; I will send them all astray.
15:40  "Except those among Your worshipers who are devoted absolutely to You alone."
15:41  He said, "This is a law that is inviolable.
15:42  "You have no power over My servants. You only have power over the strayers who follow you.
15:43  "And Hell awaits them all.
15:44  "It will have seven gates. Each gate will get a specific share of them."
15:45  As for the righteous, they will enjoy gardens and springs.
15:46  Enter therein, peaceful and secure.
15:47  We remove all jealousy from their hearts. Like one family, they will be on adjacent furnishings.
15:48  Never will they suffer any fatigue therein; never will they be evicted therefrom.
15:49  Inform My servants that I am the Forgiver, Most Merciful.
15:50  And that My retribution is the most painful retribution.
15:51  Inform them about Abraham's guests.
15:52  When they entered his quarters, they said, "Peace." He said, "We are apprehensive about you."
15:53  They said, "Do not be apprehensive. We have good news for you: an enlightened son."
15:54  He said, "How can you give me such good news, when I am so old? Do you still give me this good news?"
15:55  They said, "The good news we give you is true; do not despair."
15:56  He said, "None despairs of his Lord's mercy, except the strayers."
15:57  He said, "What is your mission, O messengers?"
15:58  They said, "We are being dispatched to guilty people.
15:59  "As for Lot's family, we will save them all.
15:60  "But not his wife; she is destined to be with the doomed."
15:61  The messengers went to Lot's town.
15:62  He said, "You are unknown people."
15:63  They said, "We bring to you what they have been doubting.
15:64  "We bring to you the truth; we are truthful.
15:65  "You shall take your family during the night. Stay behind them, and make sure that none of you looks back. Go straight as commanded."
15:66  We delivered to him this command: those people are to be annihilated in the morning.
15:67  The people of the city came joyfully.
15:68  He said, "These are my guests; do not embarrass me.
15:69  "Fear GOD, and do not shame me."
15:70  They said, "Did we not enjoin you from contacting anyone?"
15:71  He said, "Here are my daughters, if you must."
15:72  But, alas, they were totally blinded by their lust.
15:73  Consequently, the disaster struck them in the morning.
15:74  We turned it upside down, and showered them with devastating rocks.
15:75  This is a lesson for those who possess intelligence.
15:76  This will always be the system.
15:77  This is a sign for the believers.
15:78  The people of the woods also were transgressors.
15:79  Consequently, we avenged from them, and both communities are fully documented.
15:80  The people of Al-Hijr disbelieved the messengers.
15:81  We gave them our revelations, but they disregarded them.
15:82  They used to carve secure homes out of the mountains.
15:83  The disaster hit them in the morning.
15:84  What they hoarded did not help them.
15:85  We did not create the heavens and the earth, and everything between them, except for a specific purpose. The end of the world will come, so treat them with benign neglect.
15:86  Your Lord is the Creator, the Omniscient.
15:87  We have given you the seven pairs, and the great Quran.
15:88  Do not be jealous of what we bestowed upon the other (messengers), and do not be saddened (by the disbelievers), and lower your wing for the believers.
15:89  And proclaim: "I am the manifest warner."
15:90  We will deal with the dividers.
15:91  They accept the Quran only partially.
15:92  By your Lord, we will question them all,
15:93  about everything they have done.
15:94  Therefore, carry out the orders given to you, and disregard the idol worshipers.
15:95  We will spare you the mockers,
15:96  who set up another god beside GOD. They will surely find out.
15:97  We know full well that you may be annoyed by their utterances.
15:98  You shall sing the praises of your Lord, and be with the prostrators.
15:99  And worship your Lord, in order to attain certainty.