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37:1  By the (angels) ranged in ranks
37:2  and the drivers driving
37:3  and the reciters of the reminder
37:4  'Verily, your God is one
37:5  the Lord of the heavens and the earth and what is between the two, and the Lord of the sunrises!
37:6  Verily, we have adorned the lower heaven with the adornment of the stars
37:7  and to preserve it from every rebellious devil
37:8  that they may not listen to the exalted chiefs; for they are hurled at from every side
37:9  driven off, and for them is lasting woe
37:10  save such as snatches off a word, and there follows him a darting flame
37:11  Ask them whether they are stronger by nature or (the angels) whom we have created? We have created them of sticky clay
37:12  Nay, thou dost wonder and they jest
37:13  and when they are reminded they will not remember
37:14  and when they see a sign they make a jest thereof
37:15  and say, 'This is naught but obvious sorcery
37:16  What! when we are dead, and have become earth and bones, shall we then be raised
37:17  what! and our fathers of yore?
37:18  Say, 'Yes, and ye shall shrink up
37:19  and it shall only be one scare, and, behold, they shall look on
37:20  and they shall say, 'O, woe is us! this is the day of judgment
37:21  this is the day of decision, which ye did call a lie!
37:22  Gather ye together, ye who were unjust, with their mates and what they used to serv
37:23  beside God, and guide them to the way of hell
37:24  and stop them; verily, they shall be questioned
37:25  'Why do ye not help each other?
37:26  nay, on that day they shall resign themselves
37:27  and some shall draw near to others, to question each other
37:28  and they shall say, 'Verily, ye came to us from the right.
37:29  They shall say, 'Nay, ye were not believers
37:30  nor had we any authority over you; nay, ye were an outrageous people
37:31  And the sentence of our Lord shall be due for us; verily, we shall surely taste thereof
37:32  we did seduce you - verily, we were erring too!
37:33  therefore, verily, on that day they shall share the torment
37:34  thus it is that we will do with the sinners
37:35  Verily, when it is said to them, 'There is no god but God,' they get too big with pride
37:36  and say, 'What! shall we leave our gods for an infatuated poet?
37:37  Nay, he came with the truth, and verified the apostles
37:38  verily, ye are going to taste of grievous woe
37:39  nor shall ye be rewarded save for that which ye have done
37:40  Except God's sincere servants
37:41  these shall have a stated provisio
37:42  of fruits, and they shall be honoure
37:43  in the gardens of pleasure
37:44  upon couches facing each other
37:45  they shall be served all round with a cup from a spring
37:46  white and delicious to those who drink
37:47  wherein is no insidious spirit, nor shall they be drunk therewith
37:48  and with them damsels, restraining their looks, large eyed
37:49  as though they were a sheltered egg
37:50  and some shall come forward to ask others
37:51  and a speaker amongst them shall say, 'Verily, I had a mate
37:52  who used to say, "Art thou verily of those who credit
37:53  What! when we are dead, and have become earth and bones, shall we be surely judged?"
37:54  He will say, 'Are ye looking down?
37:55  and he shall look down and see him in the midst of hell
37:56  He shall say, 'By God, thou didst nearly ruin me
37:57  And had it not been for the favour of my Lord, I should have been among the arraigned.'
37:58  'What! shall we not die save our first death
37:59  and shall we not be tormented?
37:60  Verily, this is mighty bliss
37:61  for the like of this then let the workers work.
37:62  Is that better as an entertainment, or the tree of Ez Zaqqum
37:63  Verily, we have made it a trial to the unjust
37:64  Verily, it is a tree that comes forth from the bottom of hell
37:65  its spathe is as it were the heads of devils
37:66  verily, they shall eat therefrom, and fill their bellies therefrom
37:67  Then shall they have upon it a mixture of boiling water
37:68  then, verily, their return shall be to hell
37:69  Verily, they found their fathers erring
37:70  and they hurried on in their tracks
37:71  but there had erred before them most of those of yore
37:72  and we had sent warners amongst them
37:73  Behold, then, what was the end of those who were warned
37:74  save God's sincere servants
37:75  Noah did call upon us, and a gracious answer did we give
37:76  and we saved him and his people from a mighty trouble
37:77  and we made his seed to be the survivors
37:78  and we left for him amongst posterit
37:79  'peace upon Noah in the worlds
37:80  verily, thus do we reward those who do well
37:81  verily, he was of our believing servants.
37:82  Then we drowned the others
37:83  And, verily, of his sect was Abraham
37:84  when he came to his Lord with a sound heart
37:85  when he said to his father and his people, 'What is it that ye serve
37:86  with a lie do ye desire gods beside God
37:87  What then is your thought respecting the Lord of the worlds?
37:88  And he looked a look at the star
37:89  and said, 'Verily, I am sick!
37:90  and they turned their backs upon him fleeing
37:91  And he went aside unto their gods and said, 'Will ye not eat
37:92  What ails you that ye will not speak?
37:93  And he went aside to them smiting with the right hand
37:94  And they rushed towards him
37:95  Said he, 'Do ye serve what ye hew out
37:96  when God has created you, and what ye make?
37:97  Said they, 'Build for him a pyre, and throw him into the flaming hell!
37:98  They desired to plot against him, but we made them inferior
37:99  Said he, 'Verily, I am going to my Lord, He will guide me
37:100  My Lord! grant me (a son), one of the righteous;
37:101  and we gave him glad tidings of a clement boy
37:102  And when he reached the age to work with him, he said, 'O my boy! verily, I have seen in a dream that I should sacrifice thee, look then what thou seest right.' Said he, 'O my sire! do what thou art bidden; thou wilt find me, if it please God, one of the patient!
37:103  And when they were resigned, and Abraham had thrown him down upon his forehead
37:104  we called to him, 'O Abraham
37:105  thou hast verified the vision; verily, thus do we reward those who do well
37:106  This is surely an obvious trial.
37:107  And we ransomed him with a mighty victim
37:108  and we left for him amongst posterity
37:109  'Peace upon Abraham
37:110  thus do we reward those who do well
37:111  verily, he was of our servants who believe!
37:112  And we gave him glad tidings of Isaac, a prophet among the righteous
37:113  and we blessed him and Isaac;- of their seed is one who does well, and one who obviously wrongs himself
37:114  And we were gracious unto Moses and Aaron
37:115  We saved them and their people from mighty trouble
37:116  and we helped them and they had the upper hand
37:117  and we gave them both the perspicuous Book
37:118  and we guided them to the right way
37:119  and we left for them amongst posterity
37:120  'Peace upon Moses and Aaron
37:121  verily, thus do we reward those who do well
37:122  verily, they were both of our servants who believe!
37:123  And verily Elyas was of the apostles
37:124  when he said to his people, 'Will ye not fear
37:125  do ye call upon Baal and leave the best of Creators
37:126  God your Lord and the Lord of your fathers of yore?
37:127  But they called him liar; verily, they shall surely be arraigned
37:128  save God's sincere servants
37:129  And we, left for him amongst posterity
37:130  'Peace upon Elyasin
37:131  verily, thus do we reward those who do well
37:132  verily, he was of our servants who believe!
37:133  And, verily, Lot was surely among the apostles
37:134  when we saved him and his people altogether
37:135  except an old woman amongst those who lingered
37:136  then we destroyed the others
37:137  verily, ye pass by them in the mornin
37:138  and at night; have ye then no sense
37:139  And, verily, Jonah was amongst the apostle
37:140  when he ran away into the laden ship
37:141  and he cast lots and was of those who lost
37:142  and a fish swallowed him, for he was to be blamed
37:143  and had it not been that he was of those who celebrated God's praise
37:144  he would surely have tarried in the belly thereof to the day when men shall be raised
37:145  But we cast him on to the barren shore; and he was sick
37:146  and we made to grow over him a gourd tree
37:147  and we sent him to a hundred thousand or more
37:148  and they believed; and we gave them enjoyment for a season
37:149  Ask them, 'Has thy Lord daughters while they have sons
37:150  or have we created the angels females while they were witnesses?
37:151  is it not of their lie that they say
37:152  'God has begotten?' verily, they are liars
37:153  Has he preferred daughters to sons
37:154  what ails you? how ye judge
37:155  will ye not be mindful
37:156  or have ye obvious authority
37:157  then bring your Book if ye do speak the truth
37:158  And they made him to be related to the ginns, while the ginns know that they shall be arraigned
37:159  celebrated be God's praises from what they attribute!
37:160  save God's sincere servants
37:161  'Verily, ye and what ye worshi
37:162  shall not try any one concerning him
37:163  save him who shall broil in hell
37:164  there is none amongst us but has his appointed place, and
37:165  verily, we are ranged, and
37:166  verily, we celebrate His praises
37:167  And yet they say
37:168  'Had we a reminder from those of yor
37:169  we should surely have been of God's sincere servants.
37:170  But they misbelieved in it; but soon shall they know
37:171  But our word has been passed to our servants who were sen
37:172  that they should be helped
37:173  that, verily, our hosts should gain mastery for them
37:174  Then turn thou thy back upon them for a time
37:175  and look upon them, for soon they too shall look
37:176  Would they hasten on our torment
37:177  but when it descends in their court, ill will the morning be of those who have been warned
37:178  But turn thy back upon them for a time
37:179  and look, for soon they too shall look
37:180  Celebrated be the praises of thy Lord, the Lord of glory, above what they attribute
37:181  and peace be upon the apostle
37:182  and praise be to God, the Lord of the worlds