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al-Furqan (The Criterion, The Standard)
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The Study Quran rendition of Surah The Criterion, The Standard(al-Furqan)
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25:1 Blessed is He Who sent down the Criterion upon His servant that he may be a warner unto the worlds,
25:2 He unto Whom belongs sovereignty over the heavens and the earth, and Who took not a child, and Who has no partner in sovereignty, and Who created everything, then measured it out with due measure.
25:3 But they have taken gods apart from Him, who create naught and are themselves created, and who have no power over what harm or benefit may come to themselves, and who have no power over death, or life, or resurrection.
25:4 And the disbelievers say, “This is naught but a lie that he has fabricated, and another people have helped him in it.” They have indeed produced a wrongdoing and a calumny.
25:5 And they say, “They are fables of those of old which he has had written down, and they are recited to him morning and evening.”
25:6 Say, “He has sent it down Who knows what is secret in the heavens and on the earth. Truly He is Forgiving, Merciful.”
25:7 And they say, “What ails this Messenger, who eats food and walks in the markets? Why is there not an angel sent down unto him to be a warner with him,
25:8 or no treasure cast unto him, or no garden for him from which to eat?” And the wrongdoers say, “You follow naught but a man bewitched.”
25:9 Look how they set forth descriptions of thee, and then go astray and cannot find a way.
25:10 Blessed is He Who, if He will, shall appoint for thee what is better than that—Gardens with rivers running below, and He will appoint for thee palaces.
25:11 Nay, but they deny the Hour, and We have prepared a Blaze for those who deny the Hour.
25:12 When it sees them from a place far off, they will hear its raging and roaring.
25:13 And when they are cast bound together into a narrow place thereof, they will, there and then, call to be destroyed.
25:14 “Call not this Day for one destruction, but call for many destructions!”
25:15 Say, “Is that better, or the Garden of everlastingness which is promised to the reverent?” It is for them a reward and a journey’s end.
25:16 Therein they shall have whatsoever they will, abiding. It is a binding promise upon your Lord.
25:17 And on the Day He gathers them and that which they worship apart from God, He will say, “Was it you who caused these servants of Mine to go astray, or did they [themselves] go astray from the way?”
25:18 They will say, “Glory be to Thee! It does not befit us to take protectors apart from Thee! But Thou didst grant them and their fathers enjoyment until they forgot the Reminder. And they were a people ruined.
25:19 They have denied you in what you say; so you cannot avert [it] or [find] help.” And whosoever among you does wrong, We shall make him taste a great punishment.
25:20 And We sent not any messengers before thee but that they ate food and walked in the markets. And We made some of you a trial for others; will you be patient? And thy Lord is Seeing.
25:21 And those who hope not to meet Us say, “Why have not the angels been sent down unto us, or why have we not seen our Lord?” Indeed, they have waxed arrogant in their souls and were greatly insolent.
25:22 On the Day they see the angels, there shall be no glad tidings for the guilty that Day. And they will say, “A barrier, forbidden!”
25:23 And We shall turn to whatever work they have done, and make it scattered dust.
25:24 That Day the inhabitants of the Garden shall have the best dwelling place and the most beautiful rest.
25:25 And the Day when the heavens are split open with clouds and the angels are sent down in a descent,
25:26 that Day the true sovereignty will belong to the Compassionate, and that will be a difficult Day for the disbelievers.
25:27 And that Day the wrongdoer will bite his hands, saying, “Would that I had taken a way with the Messenger!
25:28 Oh, woe unto me! Would that I had not taken so-and-so for a friend!
25:29 He did indeed cause me to go astray from the Reminder after its having come to me, and Satan is a forsaker of man.”
25:30 And the Messenger will say, “O my Lord! Truly my people have taken this Quran for foolishness.”
25:31 Thus did We make for every prophet an enemy from among the guilty, and thy Lord suffices as a Guide and a Helper.
25:32 And the disbelievers say, “Why was the Quran not sent down upon him as a single whole?” It is so, that We may make firm thine heart thereby. And We have recited it unto thee in a measured pace.
25:33 And they come not to thee with any parable, but that We bring to thee the truth and a better explanation.
25:34 [As for] those who are gathered upon their faces to Hell, their place is worse and they are further astray from the way.
25:35 And indeed We gave unto Moses the Book and placed with him his brother as a helper.
25:36 Then We said, “Go to the people who have denied Our signs.” Then We destroyed them completely.
25:37 And Noah’s people: when they denied the messengers, We drowned them and made of them a sign for mankind. And We have prepared for the wrongdoers a painful punishment.
25:38 And ʿĀd and Thamūd and the inhabitants of al-Rass, and many generations between them,
25:39 for each We set forth parables, and each We ruined utterly.
25:40 And indeed they passed by the town upon which fell the evil rain. Have they not seen it? Nay, but they hope not for a resurrection.
25:41 And when they see thee they do naught but take thee in mockery: “Is this the one whom God sent as a messenger?
25:42 He would indeed have nearly led us astray from our gods, had we not been steadfast to them.” They will know, when they see the punishment, who is further astray from the way.
25:43 Hast thou considered the one who takes his caprice as his god? Wouldst thou be a guardian over him?
25:44 Or do you suppose that most of them hear or understand? Truly they are but as cattle. Nay, they are further astray from the way.
25:45 Hast thou not considered thy Lord, how He spreads out the shade—and had He willed, He could have made it still—and then We make the sun an indicator of it;
25:46 then We withdraw it unto Ourselves, a gentle withdrawal.
25:47 And He it is Who made the night a garment for you, and made sleep repose, and made day a resurrection.
25:48 And He it is Who sends the winds as glad tidings ahead of His Mercy. And We send down from Heaven pure water,
25:49 that We may revive a dead land thereby and give drink to many cattle and men We created.
25:50 And indeed We have distributed it among them, that they may reflect. But most of mankind refuse to be aught but ungrateful.
25:51 And had We willed, We would have sent a warner to every town.
25:52 So obey not the disbelievers, but strive against them by means of it with a great striving.
25:53 And He it is Who mixed the two seas, one sweet, satisfying, the other salty, bitter, and set between them a divide and a barrier, forbidden.
25:54 And He it is Who created a human being from water, and made of him lineages and [kinships through] marriages. And thy Lord is Powerful.
25:55 And they worship apart from God that which neither benefits them nor harms them. And the disbeliever is a partisan against his Lord.
25:56 And We sent thee not, save as a bearer of glad tidings and as a warner.
25:57 Say, “I ask not of you any reward for it, save that whosoever will may take a way unto his Lord.”
25:58 And trust in the Living, Who dies not, and hymn His praise. And God suffices as One Aware of the sins of His servants,
25:59 He Who created the heavens and the earth and whatsoever is between them in six days, then mounted the Throne, the Compassionate [is He]. So ask, regarding Him, One Who is aware.
25:60 And when it is said unto them, “Prostrate before the Compassionate,” they say, “And what is the Compassionate? Shall we prostrate before that [to] which you command us?” And it increases them in aversion.
25:61 Blessed is He Who placed constellations in the sky and placed therein a lamp and a shining moon.
25:62 And He it is Who made the night and the day successive, for whosoever desires to reflect or desires to be thankful.
25:63 The servants of the Compassionate are those who walk humbly upon the earth, and when the ignorant address them, say, “Peace,”
25:64 and who pass the night before their Lord, prostrating and standing [in prayer],
25:65 and who say, “Our Lord! Avert the punishment of Hell from us! Truly its punishment is inescapable.
25:66 What an evil dwelling place and station!”
25:67 and who, when they spend, are neither prodigal nor miserly—and between them is a just mean—
25:68 and who call not upon another god along with God, and slay not the soul that God has made inviolable, save by right, and who fornicate not—for whosoever does that shall meet requital,
25:69 and the punishment shall be multiplied for him on the Day of Resurrection. He shall abide therein, humiliated,
25:70 save for those who repent and believe and perform righteous deeds. For them, God will replace their evil deeds with good deeds, and God is Forgiving, Merciful.
25:71 And whosoever has repented and works righteousness does indeed repent to God with true repentance.
25:72 As for those who do not bear false witness, and who, when they pass by some idle talk, pass by with dignity,
25:73 and who, when they are reminded of the signs of their Lord, fall not deaf and blind against them,
25:74 and who say, “Our Lord! Grant us comfort in our spouses and our progeny, and make us imams for the reverent,”
25:75 it is they who shall be rewarded with the lofty abode for having been patient, and they will be met therein with salutations and [greetings of] peace,
25:76 abiding therein. What a beautiful dwelling place and station!
25:77 Say, “What weight would my Lord give you, were it not for your supplication? But you have denied, and it will be inevitable.”


   


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