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ash-Shu`ara` (The Poets)
as rendered by Arthur John Arberry
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Arthur John Arberry rendition of Surah The Poets(ash-Shu`ara`)
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26:1 Ta Sin Mim
26:2 Those are the signs of the Manifest Book.
26:3 Perchance thou consumest thyself that they are not believers.
26:4 If We will, We shall send down on them out of heaven a sign, so their necks will stay humbled to it.
26:5 But never fresh remembrance comes to them from the All-merciful, except they turn away from it.
26:6 So they have cried lies; therefore assuredly tidings will come to them of that they mocked at.
26:7 What, have they not regarded the earth, how many therein We have caused to grow of every generous kind?
26:8 Surely in that is a sign, yet most of them are not believers.
26:9 Surely thy Lord, He is the All-mighty, the All-compassionate.
26:10 And when thy Lord called to Moses, 'Go to the people of the evildoers,
26:11 the people of Pharaoh; will they not be godfearing?'
26:12 He said, 'My Lord, I fear they will cry me lies,
26:13 and my breast will be straitened, and my tongue will not be loosed; so send to Aaron.
26:14 They also have a sin against me, and I fear they will slay me.'
26:15 Said He, 'No indeed; but go, both of you, with Our signs, and We assuredly shall be with you, listening.
26:16 So go you to Pharaoh, and say, "Verily, I am the Messenger of the Lord of all Being;
26:17 so send forth with us the Children of Israel."
26:18 He said, 'Did we not raise thee amongst us as a child? Didst thou not tarry among us years of thy life?
26:19 And thou didst the deed thou didst, being one of the ungrateful!'
26:20 Said he, 'Indeed I did it then, being one of those that stray;
26:21 so I fled from you, fearing you. But my Lord gave me Judgment and made me one of the Envoys.
26:22 That is a blessing thou reproachest me with, having enslaved the Children of Israel.'
26:23 Pharaoh said, 'And what is the Lord of all Being?'
26:24 He said, 'The Lord of the heavens and earth, and what between them is, if you have faith.'
26:25 Said he to those about him, 'Do you not hear?'
26:26 He said, 'Your Lord and the Lord of your fathers, the ancients.'
26:27 Said he, 'Surely your Messenger who was sent to you is possessed!'
26:28 He said, 'The Lord of the East and West, and what between them is, if you have understanding,'
26:29 Said he, 'If thou takest a god other than me, I shall surely make thee one of the imprisoned.'
26:30 He said, 'What, even though I brought thee something so manifest?'
26:31 Said he, 'Bring it then, if thou art of the truthful.'
26:32 So he cast his staff, and behold, it was a serpent manifest.
26:33 And he drew forth his hand, and lo, it was white to the beholders.
26:34 Said he to the Council about him, 'Surely this man is a cunning sorcerer
26:35 who desires to expel you from your land by his sorcery; what do you command?'
26:36 They said, 'Put him and his brother off a while, and send among the cities musterers,
26:37 to bring thee every cunning sorcerer.
26:38 So the sorcerers were assembled for the appointed time of a fixed day.
26:39 The people were asked, 'Will you assemble?
26:40 Haply we shall follow the sorcerers if it should be they are the victors.'
26:41 Then, when the sorcerers came, they said to Pharaoh, 'Shall we indeed have a wage, if we should be the victors?'
26:42 He said, 'Yes indeed; and you shall then be among the near-stationed.'
26:43 Moses said to them, 'Cast you down what you will cast.'
26:44 So they cast their ropes and their staffs, and said, 'By the might of Pharaoh we shall be the victors.'
26:45 Then Moses cast his staff and lo, it forthwith swallowed up their lying invention;
26:46 so the sorcerers were cast down, bowing themselves.
26:47 They said, 'We believe in the Lord of all Being,
26:48 the Lord of Moses and Aaron.'
26:49 Said Pharaoh, 'You have believed him before I gave you leave. Why, he is the chief of you, the same that taught you sorcery; now you shall know! I shall assuredly cut off alternately your hands and feet, then I shall crucify you all together.'
26:50 They said, 'There is no harm; surely unto our Lord we are turning.
26:51 We are eager that our Lord should forgive us our offences, for that we are the first of the believers.'
26:52 Also We revealed unto Moses, 'Go with My servants by night; surely you will be followed.'
26:53 Then Pharaoh sent among the cities musterers:
26:54 'Behold, these are a small troop,
26:55 and indeed they are enraging us;
26:56 and we are a host on our guard.'
26:57 So We expelled them from gardens and fountains,
26:58 and treasures and a noble station;
26:59 even so, and We bequeathed them upon the Children of Israel.
26:60 Then they followed them at the sunrise;
26:61 and, when the two hosts sighted each other, the companions of Moses said, 'We are overtaken!'
26:62 Said he, 'No indeed; surely my Lord is with me; He will guide me.'
26:63 Then We revealed to Moses, 'Strike with thy staff the sea'; and it clave, and each part was as a mighty mount.
26:64 And there We brought the others on,
26:65 and We delivered Moses and those with him all together;
26:66 then We drowned the others.
26:67 Surely in that is a sign, yet most of them are not believers.
26:68 Surely thy Lord, He is the All-mighty, the All-compassionate.
26:69 And recite to them the tiding of Abraham
26:70 when he said to his father and his people, 'What do you serve?'
26:71 They said, 'We serve idols, and continue cleaving to them.
26:72 He said, 'Do they hear you when you call,
26:73 or do they profit you, or harm?'
26:74 They said, 'Nay, but we found our fathers so doing.'
26:75 He said, 'And have you considered what you have been serving,
26:76 you and your fathers, the elders?
26:77 They are an enemy to me, except the Lord of all Being
26:78 who created me, and Himself guides me,
26:79 and Himself gives me to eat and drink,
26:80 and, whenever I am sick, heals me,
26:81 who makes me to die, then gives me life,
26:82 and who I am eager shall forgive me my offence on the Day of Doom.
26:83 My Lord, give me Judgment, and join me with the righteous,
26:84 and appoint me a tongue of truthfulness among the others.
26:85 Make me one of the inheritors of the Garden of Bliss
26:86 and forgive my father, for he is one of those astray.
26:87 Degrade me not upon the day when they are raised up,
26:88 the day when neither wealth nor sons shall profit
26:89 except for him who comes to God with a pure heart.
26:90 And Paradise shall be brought forward for the godfearing,
26:91 and Hell advanced for the perverse.
26:92 It shall be said to them, 'Where is that you were serving
26:93 apart from God? Do they help you or help themselves?'
26:94 Then they shall be pitched into it, they and the perverse
26:95 and the hosts of Iblis, all together.
26:96 They shall say, as they dispute there one with another,
26:97 'By God, we were certainly in manifest error
26:98 when we made you equal with the Lord of all Being.
26:99 It was naught but the sinners that led us astray;
26:100 so now we have no intercessors,
26:101 no loyal friend.
26:102 O that we might return again, and be among the believers!'
26:103 Surely in that is a sign, yet most of them are not believers.
26:104 Surely thy Lord, He is the All-mighty, the All-compassionate.
26:105 The people of Noah cried lies to the Envoys
26:106 when their brother Noah said to them, 'Will you not be godfearing?
26:107 I am for you a faithful Messenger,
26:108 so serve you God, and obey you me.
26:109 I ask of you no wage for this; my wage falls only upon the Lord of all Being;
26:110 so fear you God, and obey you me.'
26:111 They said, 'Shall we believe thee, whom the vilest follow?'
26:112 He said, 'What knowledge have I of that they have been doing?
26:113 Their account falls only upon my Lord, were you but aware.
26:114 I would not drive away the believers;
26:115 'I am naught but a plain warner.'
26:116 They said, 'If thou givest not over, Noah, thou shalt assuredly be one of the stoned.'
26:117 He said, 'My Lord, my people have cried me lies,
26:118 so give true deliverance between me and them, and deliver me and the believers that are with me.
26:119 So We delivered him, and those with him, in the laden ship,
26:120 then afterwards We drowned the rest.
26:121 Surely in that is a sign, yet most of them are not believers.
26:122 Surely thy Lord, He is the All-mighty, the All-compassionate.
26:123 Ad cried lies to the Envoys
26:124 when their brother Hood said to them, 'Will you not be godfearing?
26:125 I am for you a faithful Messenger,
26:126 so fear you God, and obey you me.
26:127 I ask of you no wage for this; my wage falls only upon the Lord of all Being.
26:128 What, do you build on every prominence a sign, sporting,
26:129 and do you take to you castles, haply to dwell forever?
26:130 When you assault, you assault like tyrants!
26:131 So fear you God, and obey you me;
26:132 and fear Him who has succoured you with what you know,
26:133 succoured you with flocks and sons,
26:134 gardens and fountains.
26:135 'Indeed, I fear for you the chastisement of a dreadful day.'
26:136 They said, 'Alike it is to us, whether thou admonishest, or art not one of the admonishers;
26:137 this is nothing but the habit of the ancients,
26:138 and we shall not be chastised.'
26:139 So they cried him lies; then We destroyed them. Surely in that is a sign, yet most of them are not believers.
26:140 Surely thy Lord, He is the All-mighty, the All-compassionate.
26:141 Thamood cried lies to the Envoys
26:142 when their brother Salih said to them, 'Will you not be godfearing?
26:143 I am for you a faithful Messenger,
26:144 so fear you God, and obey you me.'
26:145 'I ask of you no wage for this; my wage falls only upon the Lord of all Being.
26:146 Will you be left secure in this here,
26:147 among gardens and fountains,
26:148 sown fields, and palms with slender spathes?
26:149 Will you still skilfully hew houses out of the mountains?
26:150 So fear you God, and obey you me;
26:151 and obey not the commandment of the prodigal
26:152 who do corruption in the earth, and set not things aright.'
26:153 They said, 'Thou art merely one of those that are bewitched;
26:154 thou art naught but a mortal, like us; then produce a sign, if thou art one of the truthful.'
26:155 He said, 'This is a she-camel; to her a draught and to you a draught, on a day appointed,
26:156 and do not touch her with malice so that there seize you the chastisement of a dreadful day.'
26:157 But they hamstrung her, and in the morning they were remorseful,
26:158 and the chastisement seized them. Surely in that is a sign, yet most of them are not believers.
26:159 Surely thy Lord, He is the All-mighty, the All-compassionate.
26:160 The people of Lot cried lies to the Envoys
26:161 when their brother Lot said to them, 'Will you not be godfearing?
26:162 I am for you a faithful Messenger,
26:163 so fear you God, and obey you me.
26:164 I ask of you no wage for this; my wage falls only upon the Lord of all Being.
26:165 What, do you come to male beings,
26:166 leaving your wives that your Lord created for you? Nay, but you are a people of transgressors.
26:167 They said, 'If thou givest not over, Lot, thou shalt assuredly be one of the expelled.'
26:168 He said, 'Truly I am a detester of what you do.
26:169 My Lord, deliver me and my people from that they do.'
26:170 So We delivered him and his people all together,
26:171 save an old woman among those that tarried;
26:172 then We destroyed the others,
26:173 and We rained on them a rain; and evil is the rain of them that are warned.
26:174 Surely in that is a sign, yet most of them are not believers.
26:175 Surely thy Lord, He is the All-mighty, the All-compassionate.
26:176 The men of the Thicket cried lies to the Envoys
26:177 when Shuaib said to them, 'Will you not be godfearing?
26:178 I am for you a faithful Messenger, so fear you God, and obey you me.
26:179 I ask of you no wage for this;
26:180 my wage falls only upon the Lord of all Being.
26:181 Fill up the measure, and be not cheaters,
26:182 and weigh with the straight balance,
26:183 and diminish not the goods of the people, and do not mischief in the earth, working corruption.
26:184 Fear Him who created you, and the generations of the ancients.'
26:185 They said, 'Thou art merely one of those that are bewitched;
26:186 thou art naught but a mortal, like us; indeed, we think that thou art one of the liars.
26:187 Then drop down on us lumps from heaven, if thou art one of the truthful.'
26:188 He said, 'My Lord knows very well what you are doing.'
26:189 But they cried him lies; then there seized them the chastisement of the Day of Shadow; assuredly it was the chastisement of a dreadful day.
26:190 Surely in that is a sign, yet most of them are not believers.
26:191 Surely thy Lord, He is the All-mighty, the All-compassionate.
26:192 Truly it is the revelation of the Lord of all Being,
26:193 brought down by the Faithful Spirit
26:194 upon thy heart, that thou mayest be one of the warners,
26:195 in a clear, Arabic tongue.
26:196 Truly it is in the Scriptures of the ancients.
26:197 Was it not a sign for them, that it is known to the learned of the Children of Israel?
26:198 If We had sent it down on a barbarian
26:199 and he had recited it to them, they would not have believed in it.
26:200 Even so We have caused it to enter into the hearts of the sinners,
26:201 who will not believe in it, until they see the painful chastisement
26:202 so that it will come upon them suddenly, while they are not aware,
26:203 and they will say, 'Shall we be respited?'
26:204 What, do they seek to hasten Our chastisement?
26:205 What thinkest thou? If We give them enjoyment of days for many years,
26:206 then there comes on them that they were promised,
26:207 what will it then avail them, the enjoyment of days they were given?
26:208 Never a city We destroyed, but it had warners
26:209 for a reminder; and never did We wrong.
26:210 Not by the Satans has it been brought down;
26:211 it behoves them not, neither are they able.
26:212 Truly, they are expelled from hearing.
26:213 So call thou not upon another god with God, lest thou shouldst be one of those that are chastised.
26:214 And warn thy clan, thy nearest kin.
26:215 Lower thy wing to those who follow thee, being believers;
26:216 then, if they disobey thee, say, 'I am quit of that you do.'
26:217 Put thy trust in the All-mighty, the All-compassionate
26:218 who sees thee when thou standest
26:219 and when thou turnest about among those who bow.
26:220 Surely He is the All-hearing, the All-knowing.
26:221 Shall I tell you on whom the Satans come down?
26:222 They come down on every guilty impostor.
26:223 They give ear, but most of them are liars.
26:224 And the poets -- the perverse follow them;
26:225 hast thou not seen how they wander in every valley
26:226 and how they say that which they do not?
26:227 Save those that believe, and do righteous deeds, and remember God oft, and help themselves after being wronged; and those who do wrong shall surely know by what overturning they will he overturned.


   


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