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37:1  I CALL TO witness those who stand arrayed in rows
37:2  And those who restrain by reprimanding
37:3  And those who recite the Reminder
37:4  Verily your God is One
37:5  The Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that lies between them, and the Lord of the Easts
37:6  He decked the nearest heavens with ornaments of stars
37:7  Protecting them against every wayward devil
37:8  So that they are not able to listen to the angels of higher (echelons), and are pelted from all side
37:9  And kept far away. There is perpetual punishment for them
37:10  Except those who eavesdrop and are pursued by a shooting flame
37:11  So ask them if they are more difficult to create, or the rest We have created? Indeed (man) We created from fermented clay
37:12  Yet while you are filled with wonder, they just scoff
37:13  And when they are warned they pay no heed
37:14  When they see a sign, they laugh at it
37:15  And say: "This is only magic
37:16  When we are dead and turned to dust and bones, how can we be raised again
37:17  And our fathers too?"
37:18  You say: "Yes; and you will be lowly made."
37:19  There will only be a single jerk, and they will gape
37:20  And say: "Ah woe! This is the Day of Reckoning."
37:21  "(Yes,) this is the Day of Judgement you had called a lie."
37:22  Gather all the wicked together and their comrades, and those they had worshippe
37:23  Other than God," (the angels will be told), "then show them the way to Hell
37:24  And detain them, for they will be questioned."
37:25  "What is the matter with you that you do not help each other?"
37:26  They will submit to questioning then
37:27  And some of them will confront the others
37:28  Saying: "It were you who imposed yourselves upon us."
37:29  They will say: "No, you were the ones who would not believe
37:30  We had no power over you. In fact, you were a people rebellious
37:31  The sentence of our Lord has come true for us. We have certainly to taste (the punishment)
37:32  For we had led you astray. In fact we ourselves were astray."
37:33  So, they will become partners in punishment
37:34  That is how We deal with sinners
37:35  They were those who, when it was said to them, "There is no god but God," behaved with insolence
37:36  And said: "Should we abandon our gods for the sake of an insane poet?"
37:37  Not in the least. He has brought the truth and confirmed the other messengers
37:38  You will indeed taste a painful punishment
37:39  And be rewarded but only for what you had done
37:40  Except the chosen creatures of God
37:41  Whose provision is predetermined -
37:42  Fruits of every kind, and they will be honoure
37:43  In gardens of delight
37:44  (Sitting) on couches, face to face
37:45  With cups from a flowing stream being passed around
37:46  Clear, delicious to drink
37:47  Neither dulling the senses nor intoxicating
37:48  And with them maidens of modest look and large lustrous eyes
37:49  Like sheltered eggs in a nest
37:50  Then one turned to the other in an enquiry
37:51  Said one of the speakers: "I had a frien
37:52  Who used to say: 'Are you one of those who can testify to the truth
37:53  (Do you think) we would be paid back our due when we are dead and reduced to dust and bones?
37:54  He said: 'Will you look down?
37:55  He looked down and saw (his friend) in the midst of Hell
37:56  'By God', he said, 'you had almost ruined me
37:57  Had it not been for the grace of my Lord I too would have been there (in Hell)
37:58  (Another will say:)"Is it true, we are not going to di
37:59  Other than our first death, and we shall not be punished
37:60  This will indeed be great happiness
37:61  For this the toilers should strive."
37:62  Is this better or the tree of Zaqqu
37:63  Which We have reserved as punishment for evil-doers
37:64  It is a tree that grows at the bottom of Hell
37:65  Its spathes are like the prickly pear
37:66  They will eat and fill their bellies with it
37:67  Washing it down with boiling water
37:68  Then to Hell they will surely be returned
37:69  They had found their fathers astray
37:70  Yet they hasten to follow in their footsteps
37:71  So had many an earlier people gone astray
37:72  And We had sent admonishers to them
37:73  Look, then how was the end of those who had been warned
37:74  Other than the chosen creatures of God
37:75  Noah had verily called to Us. And how gracious was He who answered (him)
37:76  We saved him and his family from the great affliction
37:77  And made his progeny survive
37:78  And left (his name) for posterity
37:79  Peace on Noah among all men
37:80  That is how We reward those who do good
37:81  Surely he was among Our faithful creatures
37:82  Afterwards We drowned the others
37:83  And Abraham indeed was of his inducement
37:84  When he came to his Lord with a heart compliant
37:85  When he said to his father and his people: "What is this you worship
37:86  Why do you solicit false gods instead of God
37:87  What do you imagine the Lord of the worlds to be?"
37:88  Then he looked up at the stars (they worshipped)
37:89  And said: "I am sick (of what you worship)!"
37:90  But they turned their backs on him and went away
37:91  Then he turned towards their gods and said: "Why do you not eat (of these offerings)
37:92  What is wrong with you that you do not speak?"
37:93  Then he started striking them down with his right hand
37:94  So the people descended upon him
37:95  "Why do you worship these you carve yourselves," he asked
37:96  "When God has created you and what you make?"
37:97  "Build a pyre for him and throw him into the raging fire."
37:98  So they contrived a plot against him, but We made them abject
37:99  And he said: "I am going away to my Lord who will show me the way
37:100  (And he prayed:) "O Lord, grant me a righteous son."
37:101  So We gave him the good news of a clement son
37:102  When he was old enough to go about with him, he said: "O my son, I dreamt that I was sacrificing you. Consider, what you think?" He replied: "Father, do as you are commanded. If God pleases you will find me firm."
37:103  When they submitted to the will of God, and (Abraham) laid (his son) down prostrate on his temple
37:104  We called out: "O Abraham
37:105  You have fulfilled your dream." Thus do We reward the good
37:106  That was indeed a trying test
37:107  So We ransomed him for a great sacrifice
37:108  And left (his hallowed memory) for posterity
37:109  Peace be on Abraham
37:110  That is how We reward those who do good
37:111  He is truly among Our faithful creatures
37:112  So We gave him the good news of Isaac, apostle, who is among the righteous
37:113  And We blessed him and Isaac. Among their descendants are some who do good, but some who wrong themselves
37:114  We were indeed gracious to Moses and Aaron
37:115  And saved them and their people from great distress
37:116  And helped them, so they were victorious
37:117  We gave them the explicit Book
37:118  And showed them the straight path
37:119  And left (their remembrance) for posterity
37:120  Peace be on Moses and Aaron
37:121  That is how We reward those who do good
37:122  They are among Our faithful devotees
37:123  Verily Elias is one of the apostles
37:124  When he said to his people: "Will you not be mindful of God
37:125  Would you call on Baal and leave the best of creators
37:126  God, your Lord, and the Lord of your fathers?"
37:127  They denied him, and will surely be brought to punishment
37:128  Except the chosen creatures of God
37:129  And We left his (memory) for posterity
37:130  Peace be on Elias
37:131  That is how We reward those who do good
37:132  He is truly among Our faithful devotees
37:133  Verily Lot was one of the apostles
37:134  Wherefore We saved him and his entire famil
37:135  Except an old woman who was one of those who stayed behind
37:136  Then We destroyed the others
37:137  You pass by (their habitations) in the mornin
37:138  Or at night. Then how is it you do not understand
37:139  Verily Jonah is one of the apostles
37:140  When he fled on the laden ship
37:141  And lots were cast (when a storm overtook them), he was rejected, (and thrown overboard)
37:142  Then he was swallowed by a large fish as he was worthy of blame
37:143  Had he not been one of those who struggled hard
37:144  He would have stayed in its belly till the day the dead are raised
37:145  So We cast him, sick, on a barren shore
37:146  And We made a gourd tree grow over him
37:147  We sent him to a hundred thousand men or more
37:148  And they came to believe; so We allowed them to enjoy the good things of life for an age
37:149  Now ask them if their Lord has daughters, and they sons
37:150  Or did We make the angels females, and they witnessed it
37:151  Is it not a lie invented by them when they say
37:152  "God has begotten (children)?" They are liars indeed
37:153  Does He prefer sons to daughters
37:154  What ails you that you judge in such a wise
37:155  Why do you not reflect
37:156  Or have you received some clear authority
37:157  Then bring your scripture, if what you say is true
37:158  They link Him with jinns by lineage, yet the jinns know they will be brought before Him
37:159  God is too glorious for what they ascribe to Hi
37:160  Except His chosen creatures who do not
37:161  So neither you nor those you worshi
37:162  Can mislead anyone away from Him
37:163  Except one who is (destined) to burn in Hell
37:164  "There is not one of us who does not have his appointed place," (declare the angels.
37:165  "And we are truly those who stand in rows
37:166  And we are those who sing hallelujas to Him."
37:167  They used to say
37:168  If we had the account of earlier people with us
37:169  We would have been the chosen creatures of God."
37:170  Yet now (that it has come) they refuse to believe in it; but they will come to know soon
37:171  Our word had already been given before to Our votaries, the apostles, -
37:172  That they would be helped
37:173  And that certainly Our armies will be victorious
37:174  So you ignore them for a tim
37:175  And wait; they will come to know soon
37:176  Do they want to hasten Our punishment
37:177  When it comes down on their plains, it will be an evil dawn for those who had been warned
37:178  So turn away from them for a tim
37:179  And watch; they will come to know soon
37:180  Too glorious is your Lord, the Lord of power, for what they ascribe to Him
37:181  So peace be on the messengers
37:182  And all praise to God, the Lord of all the worlds