We have sent it down in a blessed night (We are ever warning
therein every wise biddin
determined as a bidding from Us, (We are ever sending
as a mercy from thy Lord (surely He is the All-hearing, the All-knowing
Lord of the heavens and earth, and all that between them is if you have faith
There is no god but He; He gives life and makes to die; your Lord and the Lord of your fathers, the ancients
Nay, but they are in doubt, playing
So be on the watch for a day when heaven shall bring a manifest smok
covering the people; this is a painful chastisement
'O our Lord, remove Thou from us the chastisement; we are believers.
How should they have the Reminder, seeing a clear Messenger already came to them
then they turned away from him and said, 'A man tutored, possessed!
'Behold, We are removing the chastisement a little; behold, you revert!
Upon the day when We shall assault most mightily, then We shall take Our vengeance
Already before them We tried the people of Pharaoh, and a noble Messenger came unto them
saying, 'Deliver to me God's servants; I am for you a faithful Messenger
and, 'Rise not up against God; behold, I come to you with a clear authority
and I take refuge in my Lord and your Lord, lest you should stone me
'But if so be that you believe me not, go you apart from me!
And he called to his Lord, saying, 'These are a sinful people.
'Then set thou forth with My servants in a watch of the night; surely you will be followed
And leave the sea becalmed; they are a drowned host.
They left how many gardens and fountains
sown fields, and how noble a station
and what prosperity they had rejoiced in
Even so; and We bequeathed them upon another people
Neither heaven nor earth wept for them, nor were they respited
and We delivered the Children of Israel from the humbling chastisement
from Pharaoh; surely he was a high One, of the prodigals
and We chose them, out of a knowledge, above all beings
and gave them signs wherein there was a manifest trial
'There is nothing but our first death; we shall not be revived
Bring us our fathers, if you speak truly!
Are they better, or the people of Tubba' and those before them whom We destroyed? They were surely sinners
We created not the heavens and earth, and all that between them is, in play
We created them not save in truth; but most of them know it not
Surely the Day of Decision shall be their appointed time, all together
the day a master shall avail nothing a client, and they shall not be helped
save him upon whom God has mercy; He is the All-mighty, the All-compassionate
Lo, the Tree of Ez-Zakkou
is the food of the guilty
like molten copper, bubbling in the bell
as boiling water bubbles
'Take him, and thrust him into the midst of Hell
then pour over his head the chastisement of boiling water!
'Taste! Surely thou art the mighty, the noble
This is that concerning which you were doubting.
Surely the godfearing shall be in a station secur
among gardens and fountains
robed in silk and brocade, set face to face
Even so; and We shall espouse them to wide-eyed houris
therein calling for every fruit, secure
They shall not taste therein of death, save the first death, And He shall guard them against the chastisement of Hell -
a bounty from thy Lord; that is the mighty triumph
Now We have made it easy by thy tongue, that haply they may remember
So be on the watch; they too are on the watch