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38:1  Sad. By the Qur'an full of admonition
38:2  Verily those who disbelieve are in vainglory and shism
38:3  How many a generation have We destroyed afore them, and they cried when there was not time of fleeing
38:4  And they marvel that there should come Unto them a warner from among themselves. And the infidels say: this is a magician and a liar
38:5  Maketh he the gods One God? Verily that is a thing astounding
38:6  The chiefs among them departed saying: go, and persevere in your gods; verily this is a thing designed
38:7  We heard not thereof in the later faith; this is naught but an invention
38:8  Hath Unto him the admonition been sent down from amongst us! Yea! they are in doubt concerning My admonition. Yea! they have not yet tasted My torment
38:9  Or, are with them the treasures of the mercy of thy Lord, the Bestower
38:10  Or, is theirs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and that which is in-between the twain? If so, let them ascend by steps
38:11  Here there is a host of the confederates only to be defeated
38:12  Before them there have belied the people of Nuh and the 'Aad, and Fir'awn the owner of the stakes
38:13  And the Thamud, and the people of Lut, and the dwellers of the wood; these were the confederates
38:14  There was not one but belied the apostles, wherefore justified was My wrath
38:15  And these wait but for one shout, wherefrom there will be no deferment
38:16  And they say : our Lord! hasten our portion unto us before the Day of Reckonin
38:17  Bear thou with that which they say, and remember Our bondman, Da-ud, endured with strength; verily he was oft-returning onto Us
38:18  Verily We so subjected the mountains that they should hallow Us with him at nightfall and sunrise
38:19  And the birds also, gathering all oft-returning onto Him on his account
38:20  And We made his dominion strong and vouchsafed him wisdom and decisive speech
38:21  And hath the tidings of the contending parties reached thee, when they walled the apartment
38:22  When they went in unto Da-ud, he was frightened at them. They said: fear not we are two contending parties; one of us hath oppressed the other, so judge between us with truth, and be not iniquitious, and guide us unto the even path
38:23  Verily this my brother hath nine and ninety ewes while I have one ewe; and he saith: entrust it to me, and he hath prevailed upon me in speech
38:24  Da-ud said: assuredly he hath wronged thee in demanding thine ewe in addition to his ewes, and verily many of the partners oppress each other save such as believe and work righteous works, and few are they. And Da-ud imagined that We had tried him; so he asked forgiveness of his Lord, and he fell down bowing and turned in penitence
38:25  So We forgave him that; and verily for him is an approach with us, and a happy retreat
38:26  O Da-ud! verily We have appointed thee a vicegerent in the earth, so judge between mankind with truth, and follow not desire, lest it cause thee to err from the path of Allah. Verily those who err from the path of Allah - Unto them shall be a severe torment, for they forgat the Day of Reckoning
38:27  And We have not created the heaven and the earth and whatsoever is in-between the twain in vain." That is the opinion of those who disbelieve. And woe Unto those who disbelieve the Fire."
38:28  Shall We make those who believe and work righteous works I i ke Unto the corrupters in the earth; Or Shall We make the God-fearing like Unto the wicked
38:29  This is a Book We have sent down Unto thee, blest, that they may ponder the revelations thereof, and that there may be admonished men of understanding
38:30  And We vouchsafed Unto Da-ud Sulaiman. How excellent a bondman! j Verily he was oft-returning.
38:31  Recall what time there were presented Unto him, at eventide, s coursers swift-footed
38:32  He said: verily I have loved the love of earthly good above the remembrance of my Lord until the sun hath disappeared behind the veil
38:33  Bring them back Unto me; and he set about slashing their legs and necks
38:34  And assuredly We tried Sulaiman, and set upon his throne a mere body. Thereafter he was penitent
38:35  He said: my Lord! forgive me, and bestow on me a dominion which no one may obtain beside me: verily Thou! Thou art the Bestower
38:36  Then We subjected to him the wind: it ran gently by his command withersoever he directed
38:37  And We subjected to him the evil ones: every builder and diver
38:38  And others bound in fetters
38:39  This is Our gift, SO bestow thou or withhold, without rendering an account
38:40  And verily for him is an approach with us, and a happy end
38:41  And remember thou Our bondman Ayyub, what time he cried Unto his Lord: verily the Satan hath touched me with affliction and suffering
38:42  Stamp the ground with thy foot. yonder is water to wash in, cool, and water to drink
38:43  And We bestowed on him his household and along with them the like thereof, out of mercy from us, and a remembrance Unto men of understanding
38:44  And take in thine hand a handful of twigs, and strike therewith, and break not thine oath. Verily We! We found him patient. How excellent a bondman! Verily he was oft-returning
38:45  And remember thou Our bond men, Ibrahim and Is-haq and Ya'qub. owners of might ana insight
38:46  Verily We! We distinguished them with a distinct quality: the remembrance of the Abode
38:47  And verily they are with us of the elect of the excellent one
38:48  And remember Isma'il and Al-Yas'a and Zul-kifl: all of the excellent ones
38:49  This is an admonition, and verily for the God-feoring is a happy retreat
38:50  Gardens Everlasting, whereof the portals remain opened for them
38:51  Therein they will recline; therein they will call for plenteous fruit and drink
38:52  And with them will be virgins of refraining looks and of equal age
38:53  This it is that ye are promised for the Day of Reckoning
38:54  Verily this is Our provision: there will be no ceasing thereof
38:55  This: and verily for the exorbitant there shall be an evil retreat
38:56  Hell, wherein they roast: a wretched couch
38:57  This - let them taste it: scalding water and corruption
38:58  And other torments, like thereof, conjoined
38:59  This is a crowd rushing in along with you; no welcome for them; verily they are to roast in the Fire
38:60  They will say nay! it is ye, for whom there is no welcome: it is ye who have brought it upon us. Evil shall be the resting-place
38:61  They Will say: our Lord! whosever hath brought this upon us, - Unto him increase doubly the torment of the Fire
38:62  And they will Say: what aileth us that we behold not men whom we were wont to count among the evil ones
38:63  Took we them so unjustly for a butt of mockery, or are they deluding our eyes
38:64  Verily this is the very truth: the wrangling of the fellows of the Fire
38:65  Say thou: I am but warner, and there is no god but Allah, the One, the Subduer
38:66  Lord of the heavens and the earth and whatsoever is in- between the twain, the Mighty, the Forgiver
38:67  Say thou: it is a tiding mighty
38:68  Ye are therefrom averting
38:69  I had no knowledge of the chiefs on high when they disputed
38:70  Naught is revealed Unto me except that I am a warner manifest
38:71  Recall what time thy Lord said Unto the angels: verily I am about to create a human being from clay
38:72  Then when I have formed him and breathed into him of My spirit, fall down before him prostrate
38:73  The angels prostrated themselves, all of them
38:74  Not so lblis. He grew stiffnecked and became of the infidels
38:75  Allah said: O Iblis! what preventeth thee from prostrating thyself before that which have created with both my hands? Becomest thou stiff-necked, or art thou of the exalted ones
38:76  He said: I am better than he: me Thou hast created of fire, and him Thou hast created of clay
38:77  Allah said: get thee forth therefrom verify thou art driven away
38:78  And verily My curse shall be on thee till the Day of Requital
38:79  He said: my Lord! respite me till the Day whereon they are raised up
38:80  Allah said: verily, thou art of those respited
38:81  Until the Day of the time appointed
38:82  He said: by Thy majesty, then, I shall surely seduce them, all
38:83  Save Thy bondmen among them Sincere
38:84  Allah said: the truth is, and it is the truth that I speak,
38:85  That I shall fill Hell with thee and such of them as shall follow thee, all together
38:86  Say thou: ask of you for it no hire, nor am I of the affecters
38:87  It is naught but an admonition Unto the worlds
38:88  And ye shall surely come to know the truth thereof after a season