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Ya Sin (Ya Sin, Ya-Seen)
as rendered by Sher Ali
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Sher Ali rendition of Surah Ya Sin, Ya-Seen(Ya Sin)
36:1 Ya Sin.
36:2 By the Qur'an, full of wisdom,
36:3 Thou art, indeed, one of the Messengers,
36:4 On the right path.
36:5 This is a revelation from the Mighty, the Merciful.
36:6 That thou mayest warn a people whose fathers were not warned, and so they are heedless.
36:7 Surely, the word has proved true against most of them, for they believe not.
36:8 WE have put round their necks collars reaching unto their chins, so that their heads are raised up.
36:9 And WE have set a barrier before them and a barrier behind them, and have covered them over, so that they cannot see.
36:10 Alike it is to them whether thou warn them or warn them not; they will not believe.
36:11 Thou canst warn only him who would follow the Reminder and fear the Gracious God in secret. So give him the glad tidings of forgiveness and a noble reward.
36:12 Surely, WE alone give life to the dead, and WE write down that which they send forward and that which they leave behind; and all things WE have recorded in a clear Book.
36:13 And set forth to them the parable of a people of the town, when the Messengers came to it.
36:14 When WE sent to them two Messengers they rejected them both; so WE strengthened them by a third; and they said, `Verily, we have been sent to you as Messengers.'
36:15 They replied, `You are only human beings like us and the Gracious God has not revealed anything. You are only lying.'
36:16 They said, `Our Lord knows that we are, indeed HIS Messengers to you;
36:17 `And our duty is only plain delivery of the Message.'
36:18 The disbelievers said, `Surely, we augur evil fortune from you; if you desist not, we will, certainly, stone you, and a painful punishment will, surely, befall you at our hands.'
36:19 The Messengers replied, `Your evil fortune is with your ownselves. Do you say this because you have been admonished? Nay, you are a people transgressing all bounds.'
36:20 And from the farthest part of the town there came a man running. He said, `O my People, follow the Messengers,
36:21 `Follow those who ask of you no reward, and who are rightly guided.
36:22 `And why should I not worship HIM Who has created me, and unto Whom you will be brought back?
36:23 `Shall I take others beside HIM as gods? If the Gracious God should intend me any harm, their intercession will avail me naught, nor can they rescue me.
36:24 `In that case I should, indeed, be in manifest error.
36:25 `I believe in your Lord; so listen to me.'
36:26 It was said to him, Do thou enter Paradise.' He said, `O, would that my people knew,
36:27 `How graciously my Lord has granted me forgiveness and has made me of the honoured ones !'
36:28 And WE sent not down against his people, after him, any host from heaven, nor do WE send down any such.
36:29 It was but a single blast and lo ! they were extinct.
36:30 Alas for my servants ! there comes not a Messenger to them but they mock at him.
36:31 Do they not see how many generations WE have destroyed before them, and that they never come back to them?
36:32 And all of them, gathered together, will certainly be brought before US.
36:33 And the dead earth is a Sign for them; WE quicken it and bring forth therefrom grain, of which they eat.
36:34 And WE have placed in it Gardens of date-palms and grapes, and WE have caused springs to gush forth therein,
36:35 That they may eat of the fruit thereof, and it was not there hands that made them grow up. Will they not then be grateful?
36:36 Holy is HE Who created all things in pairs, of what the earth grows and of themselves, and of what they know not.
36:37 And a Sign for them is the night from which WE strip off the day, and lo ! they are left in darkness.
36:38 And the sun is moving on to its determined goal. That is the decree of the Almighty, the All-Knowing God.
36:39 And for the moon WE have appointed stages, till it becomes again like an old dry twig of a palm-tree.
36:40 It is not for the sun to overtake the moon, nor can the night outstrip the day. All of them float smoothly in an orbit.
36:41 And a Sign for them is that WE carry their offspring in the laden ships.
36:42 And WE will create for them the like thereof whereon they will ride.
36:43 And if WE so willed, WE could drown them; then they would have no one to succour them, nor would they be rescued,
36:44 Except through mercy from US and a provision for a time.
36:45 And when it is said to them, `Guard yourselves against that which is before you through Prayer and that which is behind you through repentance, that you may receive mercy,' they turn away.
36:46 And there comes not to them any Sign out of the Signs of their Lord, but they turn away from it.
36:47 And when it is said to them, `Spend out of that which ALLAH has given you,' those who disbelieve say to those who believe, `Shall we feed him whom ALLAH would have fed, if HE had so willed? You are but in manifest error.'
36:48 And they say, `When will this promise of punishment be fulfilled, if you are truthful?'
36:49 They are waiting only for a single blast which will seize them while they are still disputing.
36:50 And they will not be able to make a will nor will they return to their families.
36:51 And the trumpet shall be blown, and lo ! from the graves they will hasten on to their Lord.
36:52 They will say to one another, `O woe to us ! who has raised us from our place of sleep? This is what the Gracious God had promised, and the Messengers, indeed, spoke the truth.'
36:53 It will be one blast and lo ! they will all be brought before US.
36:54 And on that day no soul will be wronged in aught; nor will you be requited but for what you used to do.
36:55 Verily, the inmates of heaven will, on that day, be happy in their occupation.
36:56 They and their wives will be in pleasant shades, reclining on raised couches.
36:57 They will have fruits therein, and they will have whatever they call for.
36:58 They will be greeted with Peace - a word of greeting from the Merciful Lord.
36:59 And God will say, `Separate yourselves from the righteous this day, O ye guilty ones !
36:60 `Did I not enjoin on you, O ye sons of Adam, that you worship not Satan - for he is to you an open enemy -
36:61 `And that you worship ME? This is the right path.
36:62 `And he did lead astray a great multitude of you. Why did you not then understand?
36:63 `This is Hell which you were promised,
36:64 `Enter it this day because you disbelieved.'
36:65 This day we shall put a seal on their mouths, and their hands will speak to US, and their feet will bear witness to what they had earned.
36:66 And if WE had so willed, WE could have put out their eyes, then they would have rushed unseeing to find the way. But, how could they see?
36:67 And if WE had so willed, WE could have transformed them in their places, then they would not be able to move forward or turn back.
36:68 And him whom WE grant long life - WE revert him to a weak state in creation. Will they not then understand?
36:69 And WE have not taught him poetry, nor does it behove him to be a poet. It is but a reminder and a Qur'an that expounds and makes things plain,
36:70 That it may warn all who are alive, and that the decree of ALLAH may be fulfilled concerning the disbelievers.
36:71 Do they not see that, among the things which Our hands have wrought, WE have created for them cattle of which they are masters?
36:72 And WE have subjected the same to them, so that some of them they use for riding, and of the flesh of some they eat.
36:73 And in them they have other uses, and also drinks. Will they not, then, be grateful?
36:74 And they have taken other gods beside ALLAH that they might be helped.
36:75 But they are not able to help them. On the contrary, they will be brought before God in a body to bear witness against them.
36:76 So let not their speech grieve thee. Verily, WE know what they conceal and what they proclaim.
36:77 Does not man see that WE have created him from a mere sperm-drop? Then lo ! he is an open quarreler !
36:78 And he coins similitudes for US and forgets his own creation. He says, `Who can quicken the bones when they are decayed?'
36:79 Say, `HE, Who created them the first time, will quicken them; and HE knows well the condition of every created thing.
36:80 HE Who produces for you fire out of the green tree, and behold, you kindle from it.
36:81 Has not HE who created the heavens and the earth the power to create the like of them?' Yea, and HE is, indeed, the Supreme Creator, the All-Knowing.
36:82 Verily, HIS command, when HE intends a thing, is only that HE says concerning it, `Be,' and it comes into being.
36:83 So Holy is HE, in Whose hand is the dominion of all things. And to HIM will you be brought back.


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