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37:1  By those ranging in ranks
37:2  And those who restrain holding in restraint
37:3  And those who recite the Reminder
37:4  Surely your God is One
37:5  The Lord of the heavens and the earth and what is between them, and the Lord of the eastern lands
37:6  Surely We have adorned the lower heaven with an adornment, the stars
37:7  And (there is) a safeguard against every rebellious devil
37:8  They cannot listen to the exalted assembly and they are reproached from every side
37:9  Driven off; and for them is a perpetual chastisement
37:10  Except him who snatches away but once, then there follows him a brightly shining flame
37:11  So ask them whether they are stronger in creation or those (others) whom We have created. Surely We created them of firm clay
37:12  Nay, thou wonderest, while they mock
37:13  And when they are reminded, they mind not
37:14  And when they see a sign, they seek to scoff
37:15  And say: This is nothing but clear enchantment
37:16  When we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we then be raised
37:17  Or our fathers of yore
37:18  Say: Yea, and you will be humiliated
37:19  So it will be but one cry, when lo! they will see
37:20  And they will say: O woe to us! This is the day of Requital
37:21  This is the day of Judgment, which you called a lie
37:22  Gather together those who did wrong and their associates, and what they worshippe
37:23  Besides Allah, then lead them to the way to hell
37:24  And stop them, for they shall be questioned
37:25  What is the matter with you that you help not one another
37:26  Nay, on that day they will be submissive
37:27  And some of them will turn to others mutually questioning -
37:28  Saying: Surely you used to come to us from the right side
37:29  They will say: Nay, you (yourselves) were not believers
37:30  And we had no authority over you, but you were an inordinate people
37:31  So the word of our Lord has proved true against us: we shall surely taste
37:32  We led you astray, for we ourselves were erring
37:33  So, that day they will be sharers in the chastisement
37:34  Thus do We deal with the guilty
37:35  They indeed were arrogant, when it was said to them: There is no god but Allah
37:36  And said: Shall we give up our gods for a mad poet
37:37  Nay, he has brought the Truth and verifies the messengers
37:38  Surely you will taste the painful chastisement
37:39  And you are requited naught but for what you did -
37:40  Save the servants of Allah, the purified ones
37:41  For them is a known sustenance
37:42  Fruits. And they are honoured
37:43  In Gardens of delight
37:44  On thrones, facing each other
37:45  A bowl of running water will be made to go round them
37:46  White, delicious to those who drink
37:47  It deprives not of reason, nor are they exhausted therewith
37:48  And with them are those modest in gaze, having beautiful eyes
37:49  As if they were eggs, carefully protected
37:50  Then some of them will turn to others, questioning mutually
37:51  A speaker of them will say: Surely I had a comrade
37:52  Who said: Art thou indeed of those who accept
37:53  When we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we then be requited
37:54  He will say: Will you look
37:55  Then he looked down and saw him in the midst of hell
37:56  He will say: By Allah! thou hadst almost caused me to perish
37:57  And had it not been for favour of my Lord, I should have been among those brought up
37:58  Are we not to die
37:59  Except our previous death? And are we not to be chastised
37:60  Surely this is the mighty achievement
37:61  For the like of this, then, let the workers work
37:62  Is this the better entertainment or the tree of Zaqqum
37:63  Surely We have made it a trial for the wrongdoers
37:64  It is a tree that grows in the bottom of hell -
37:65  Then truly they will eat of it and fill (their) bellies with it
37:66  Then surely they shall have after it a drink of boiling water
37:67  Then their return is surely to the flaming Fire
37:68  They indeed found their fathers astray
37:69  So in their footsteps they are hastening on
37:70  And most of the ancients surely went astray before them
37:71  And indeed We sent among them warners
37:72  Then see what was the end of those warned -
37:73  Except the servants of Allah, the purified ones
37:74  And Noah certainly called upon Us, and excellent Answerer of prayers are We
37:75  Its produce is as it were the heads of serpents
37:76  And We delivered him and his people from the great distress
37:77  And made his offspring the survivors
37:78  And left for him (praise) among the later generations
37:79  Peace be to Noah among the nations
37:80  Thus indeed do We reward the doers of good
37:81  Surely he was of Our believing servants
37:82  Then We drowned the others
37:83  And surely of his party was Abraham
37:84  When he came to his Lord with a secure heart
37:85  When he said to his sire and his people: What is it that you worship
37:86  A lie -- gods besides Allah do you desire
37:87  What is then your idea about the Lord of the worlds
37:88  Then he glanced a glance at the stars
37:89  And said: Surely I am sick (of your deities)
37:90  So they turned their backs on him, going away
37:91  Then he turned to their gods and said: Do you not eat
37:92  What is the matter with you that you speak not
37:93  So he turned upon them, smiting with the right hand
37:94  Then they came to him, hastening
37:95  He said: Do you worship that which you hew out
37:96  And Allah has created you and what you make
37:97  They said: Build for him a building, then cast him into the flaming fire
37:98  And they designed a plan against him, but We brought them low
37:99  And he said: Surely I flee to my Lord -- He will guide me
37:100  My Lord, grant me a doer of good deeds
37:101  So We gave him the good news of a forbearing son
37:102  But when he became of (age to) work with him, he said: O my son, I have seen in a dream that I should sacrifice thee: so consider what thou seest. He said: O my father, do as thou art commanded; if Allah please, thou wilt find me patient
37:103  So when they both submitted and he had thrown him down upon his forehead
37:104  And We called out to him saying, O Abraham
37:105  Thou has indeed fulfilled the vision. Thus do We reward the doers of good
37:106  Surely this is a manifest trial
37:107  And We ransomed him with a great sacrifice
37:108  And We granted him among the later generations (the salutation)
37:109  Peace to be Abraham
37:110  Thus do We reward the doers of good
37:111  Surely he was one of Our believing servants
37:112  And We gave him the good news of Isaac, a prophet, a righteous one
37:113  And We blessed him and Isaac. And of their offspring some are doers of good, but some are clearly unjust to themselves
37:114  And certainly We conferred a favour on Moses and Aaron
37:115  And We delivered them, and their people from the mighty distress
37:116  And We helped them, so they were the vanquishers
37:117  And We gave them both the clear Book
37:118  And We guided them on the right way
37:119  And We granted them among the later generations (the salutation)
37:120  Peace be to Moses and Aaron
37:121  Thus do We reward the doers of good
37:122  Surely they were both of Our believing servants
37:123  And Elias was surely of those sent
37:124  When he said to his people: Will you not guard against evil
37:125  Do you call upon Ba’l and forsake the Best of the creators
37:126  Allah, your Lord and the Lord of your fathers of yore
37:127  But they rejected him, so they shall be brought up
37:128  But not the servants of Allah, the purified ones
37:129  And We granted him among the later generations (the salutation)
37:130  Peace be to Elias
37:131  Even thus We reward the doers of good
37:132  Surely he was one of Our believing servants
37:133  And Lot was surely of those sent
37:134  When We delivered him and his people, all -
37:135  Except an old woman among those who remained behind
37:136  Then We destroyed the others
37:137  And surely you pass by them in the morning
37:138  And at night. Do you not then understand
37:139  And Jonah was surely of those sent
37:140  When he fled to the laden ship
37:141  So he shared with others but was of those cast away
37:142  So the fish took him into its mouth while he was blamable
37:143  But had he not been of those who glorify (Us)
37:144  He would have tarried in its belly till the day when they are raised
37:145  Then We cast him on the naked shore, while he was sick
37:146  And We caused a gourd to grow up for him
37:147  And We sent him to a hundred thousand or more
37:148  And they believed, so We gave them provision till a time
37:149  Now ask them whether thy Lord has daughters and they have sons
37:150  Or did We create the angels females, while they witnessed
37:151  Now surely it is of their own lie that they say
37:152  Allah has begotten. And truly they are liars
37:153  Has He preferred daughters to sons
37:154  What is the matter with you? How you judge
37:155  Will you not then mind
37:156  Or have you a clear authority
37:157  Then bring your Book, if you are truthful
37:158  And they assert a relationship between Him and the jinn. And certainly the jinn know that they will be brought up (for judgment) -
37:159  Glory be to Allah from what they describe! -
37:160  But not so the servants of Allah, the purified ones
37:161  So surely you and that which you serve
37:162  Not against Him can you cause (any) to fall into trial
37:163  Save him who will burn in the flaming Fire
37:164  And there is none of us but has an assigned place
37:165  And we truly glorify (Him)
37:166  And surely they used to say
37:167  Had we a reminder from those of yore
37:168  We would have been sincere servants of Allah
37:169  But (now) they disbelieve in it, so they will come to know
37:170  And certainly Our word has already gone forth to Our servants, to those sent
37:171  That they, surely they, will be helped
37:172  And Our hosts, surely they, will be triumphant
37:173  So turn away from them till a time
37:174  And watch them, they too will see
37:175  Would they hasten on Our chastisement
37:176  So when it descends in their court, evil will be the morning of the warned ones
37:177  And turn away from them till a time
37:178  And watch, for they too will see
37:179  Glory be to thy Lord, the Lord of Might, above what they describe
37:180  And peace be to those sent
37:181  And praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds
37:182  And verily we are ranged in ranks