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37:1  By those lined up in ranks,
37:2  and those who warn, crying warnings,
37:3  and those who recite God's word,
37:4  your God is One,
37:5  Lord of the heavens and the earth and everything between them, Lord of every sunrise.
37:6  We have adorned the nearest heaven with planets
37:7  and protected them against every rebellious devil,
37:8  [so that the devils] may not listen to the highest assembly [of angels] but be repelled from every side,
37:9  driven away. For them there is a continuous punishment,
37:10  except for him who snatches a glimpse [of such knowledge], He will be pursued by a piercing flame. [:
37:11  Then ask those who persist on denying the truth if they were more difficult to create than those other beings We have created, for We created them from sticky clay. [:
37:12  No wonder you are surprised, to see them ridicule [the message], [:
37:13  and when they are reminded [of the Truth], they don't want to remember, [:
37:14  and when they see a sign, they ridicule it, [:
37:15  saying, "This is mere magic. [:
37:16  When We have died and become dust and bones, are we to be resurrected, [:
37:17  and our forefathers too?" [:
37:18  Say, "Yes, and [on that Day of Judgment] you will be humiliated."
37:19  [On that Day,] there will be only a single shout, and at once they will begin to see.
37:20  They will say, "How terrible for us! This is the Day of Judgment,"
37:21  and [They will be told], "This is the Day of separation [between the good and the bad], which you used to deny."
37:22  [The angels will be ordered], "Gather those who were unjust, all those like them, and the idols they used to worship
37:23  instead of God, and show them to the path of Hell
37:24  And stop them, for they are to be questioned:
37:25  "Why do you not help each other now?"
37:26  No, today they come in absolute submission,
37:27  and they will turn on one another, questioning each other.
37:28  [Some] will say, "You used to approach us from a position of power."
37:29  The others will say, "No, you [yourselves] were not believers,
37:30  and we had no authority over you, but you were exceedingly arrogant people.
37:31  Our Lord's Word has been carried out against us, and we will all taste punishment.
37:32  We misled you, and we were ourselves misled."
37:33  On that Day, they will share in the punishment,
37:34  for that is how We deal with those who forced others to reject Our messages.
37:35  Whenever they were told, "There is no god but God," they became arrogant,
37:36  and would say, "Are we to give up our gods for a mad poet?"
37:37  Rather, the Prophet has come with the Truth and confirmed the [previous] messengers.
37:38  You [who deny the truth] will taste the painful punishment,
37:39  and you will be repaid only for what you used to do.
37:40  Not so for God's devoted worshipers,
37:41  they will have recognizable provision,
37:42  of fruits, and they will be honored
37:43  in Gardens of delight,
37:44  [resting] on couches and facing one another.
37:45  A cup from a flowing spring will be passed among them,
37:46  white and delicious to the drinkers,
37:47  which will neither sicken nor intoxicate them.
37:48  With them are mates of modest gaze with beautiful eyes
37:49  just like closely guarded pearls.
37:50  They will turn to one another, inquiring
37:51  One of them says" I used to have a friend [on earth]
37:52  who used to say to me, are you of those who believe
37:53  that, when we have died and become dust and bones, we will be brought for judgment?'"
37:54  And he will add, "Shall we look for him?"
37:55  And he looks and sees [his former companion] in the midst of Hell.
37:56  He says to him, "By God, you almost ruined me.
37:57  Were It not for the grace of my Lord, I would have been with those taken [to Hell].
37:58  Then, [he says to those in paradise], "Will we really not die
37:59  except for our first death, and will we really not be punished?"
37:60  Truly, this is the ultimate success."
37:61  This is what everyone should strive to attain.
37:62  Is Paradise a better place to be, or the tree of Bitterness?
37:63  We have made [this tree] a punishment for the unjust.
37:64  It is a tree that grows in the heart of Hell,
37:65  Its fruit like devils' heads,
37:66  and [the people in Hell] will eat from it and fill their bellies with it.
37:67  On top of that, they will have a boiling brew to drink.
37:68  Then they will return to Hell,
37:69  for they found their fathers misguided,
37:70  so they rushed [to follow] in their footsteps.
37:71  Most of the earlier peoples went astray before them,
37:72  though We had already sent them someone to give warning.
37:73  Look, then, at the final fate of those who were warned,
37:74  except for the devout worshipers of God.
37:75  Noah called Us, and how excellent was Our response.
37:76  We saved him and his family from the great distress.
37:77  We made his descendants the survivors,
37:78  and left for him [favorable mention] among later generations:
37:79  "Peace upon Noah, among all people."
37:80  This is how we reward those who do good,
37:81  for he was among Our believing worshipers.
37:82  We drowned the rest.
37:83  Abraham was like him.
37:84  He came to his Lord with a faultless heart,
37:85  and said to his father and his people, "What are you worshiping?
37:86  Are you fooling yourselves by choosing false gods other than God?
37:87  What do you think about the Lord of the worlds?"
37:88  Then he took a look at the stars
37:89  and said, "I am sick [of you worshipping these],"
37:90  so they turned away from him and left.
37:91  Then he turned to their gods and said, "Will you not eat?
37:92  What is wrong with you that you do not speak?"
37:93  And he turned on them, striking them with his right hand.
37:94  His people came rushing back to him.
37:95  He said, "How can you worship that which you [yourselves] carve,
37:96  while God created you and everything you do?"
37:97  They said, "Construct a furnace and throw him into the burning fire."
37:98  They plotted against him, but We humiliated them.
37:99  [Abraham] said, "I will go away to my Lord, He will guide me.
37:100  My Lord, grant me a righteous son."
37:101  So We gave him the good news of a gentle boy.
37:102  And when [the boy] was old enough to work with him, he said, "My son, I have seen in a dream that I [must] sacrifice you, so see what you think." He said, "My father, do as you are ordered. You will find me, God willing, patient."
37:103  But as soon as they had both submitted to [what they thought to be] God's will, and [Abraham] had laid [his son] down on the side of his face,
37:104  We called to him, "Abraham,
37:105  you have fulfilled the vision." This is how we reward those who do good.
37:106  This was clearly a grave trial,
37:107  and We ransomed him with a great sacrifice,
37:108  and We left the later generations saying of him:
37:109  "Peace be upon Abraham."
37:110  This is how we reward those who do good,
37:111  for [Abraham] was among Our believing worshipers.
37:112  Then We gave him the good news of Isaac, a prophet from among the righteous,
37:113  and We blessed him and Isaac. Among their descendants are doers of good, and those who clearly wrong themselves.
37:114  We certainly showed great kindness to Moses and Aaron.
37:115  We saved them and their people from a terrible predicament,
37:116  and We supported them so that they prevailed,
37:117  and We gave them the clarifying Book,
37:118  and We guided them on the straight path,
37:119  and We left the later generations saying of them:
37:120  "Peace be upon Moses and Aaron."
37:121  This is how We reward those who do good,
37:122  for they were among Our believing worshipers.
37:123  Elijah was indeed one of the messengers.
37:124  When he said to his people, "Will you not remain mindful of God?
37:125  Do you call upon Baal and leave the best of creators,
37:126  God, your Lord and the Lord of your forefathers?"
37:127  But they denied him, so they will be brought [for punishment],
37:128  except for God's devout worshipers.
37:129  And We left the later generations saying of him:
37:130  "Peace be upon the House of Elijah."
37:131  This how we reward those who do good,
37:132  for he was among Our believing worshipers.
37:133  Lot was indeed one of the messengers.
37:134  We saved him and all of his family,
37:135  except an old woman who stayed behind.
37:136  Then We destroyed the others.
37:137  You pass by them morning
37:138  and night, so will you not use your reason?
37:139  Jonah was one of the messengers.
37:140  He ran away to an loaded ship,
37:141  but they cast lots, and he lost,
37:142  [so they threw him into the sea], and a great fish swallowed him, for He was blameworthy [for what he had done].
37:143  And had he not been one of those who glorify God's limitless glory,
37:144  he would have remained inside its belly until the Day they are resurrected.
37:145  But We cast him, ill, on an open shore,
37:146  and We made a gourd vine to grow over him,
37:147  and We sent him to a hundred thousand people or more.
37:148  They believed, so We let them enjoy their life.
37:149  So [Prophet] inquire [of the idolaters], "Why do they think their Lord has daughters while they have sons"?
37:150  Or, maybe they witnessed the creation of the angels as females?"
37:151  No indeed, It is out of their [invented] falsehood that they say,
37:152  "God has begotten," and they are liars.
37:153  Has He chosen daughters over sons?
37:154  What is [wrong] with you? How do you reach your judgments?
37:155  Will you not be reminded [of the warning against such thinking]?
37:156  Or do you have a clear authority [for what you allege]?
37:157  Then, produce your Book, if you are truthful.
37:158  They also claimed a lineage between Him and the jinn, but the jinn know that they will be brought before Him for [judgment].
37:159  May God be exalted in His glory above all they describe,
37:160  except for God's devout worshipers [who don't make such claims].
37:161  So you [who deny the truth] and whatever you worship,
37:162  cannot tempt [anyone] away from Him
37:163  except for him who will burn in Hell.
37:164  [All of God's creations will say], "Among us, too, there is none but has a known place.
37:165  We are ranged in ranks,
37:166  and we are those who glorify God."
37:167  The unbelievers used to say,
37:168  "If only we had a message from those who lived before us,
37:169  we would have been faithful worshipers of God."
37:170  But they rejected the message, so they will soon realize [the consequences].
37:171  Our word has already been given to Our worshiping Messengers
37:172  [that] they would indeed be victorious,
37:173  and [that] Our soldiers will be those who overcome.
37:174  So [Prophet], leave them for a time.
37:175  And watch them, for they will soon see.
37:176  Do they really want to hasten Our punishment?
37:177  When it descends on them, how terrible will that morning be for those who were warned.
37:178  Leave them for a time,
37:179  and watch them, for they will soon see.
37:180  May your Lord, the Lord of Might, be exalted in His glory above all they describe.
37:181  And Peace be on the Messengers,
37:182  and praise be to God, Lord of the worlds.