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adh-Dhariyat (The Winnowing Winds, The Scatterers)
as rendered by Muhammad Taqi Usmani
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Muhammad Taqi Usmani rendition of Surah The Winnowing Winds, The Scatterers(adh-Dhariyat)
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51:1 By those (winds) that scatter dust,
51:2 then those that bear load (of clouds),
51:3 then those that float with ease,
51:4 then those who distribute things,
51:5 whatever you are being promised is surely true,
51:6 and Recompense (of deeds) is sure to happen.
51:7 By the sky, having paths,
51:8 you are (involved) in a contradictory discussion.
51:9 Turned away from this (Qur‘an) is the one who is turned away (totally from the truth.)
51:10 Death upon those who make conjectures (against the true faith),
51:11 __ those who are drowned in ignorance, forgetful!
51:12 They ask, .When shall be the Day of Recompense?.
51:13 (It will be) the Day when they will be heated on the Fire,
51:14 (and it will be said to them,) .Taste (the punishment of) your mischief. This is what you have been asking to be brought sooner.
51:15 The God-fearing (on the other hand) will be in gardens and springs,
51:16 receiving what their Lord will have given to them. Indeed, prior to this, they were good in their deeds.
51:17 They used to sleep little in the night;
51:18 and in the hours before dawn they used to pray for forgiveness,
51:19 and in their wealth, there was a right for one who asks and for one who is deprived.
51:20 In the earth, there are signs for those who (seek truth to) believe,
51:21 and in your own selves! So, do you not perceive?
51:22 And in the heavens, there is your sustenance and all that you have been promised.
51:23 So, by the Lord of the heavens and the earth, it (the Day of Recompense) is a reality, as sure as the fact that you (can) speak.
51:24 Has there come to you the story of the honoured guests of Ibrahim?
51:25 When they (the angels in human form) entered unto him and said, .We greet you with Salam . He said, .Salam on you. (And he said to himself,) .(They are) unknown people.
51:26 Then he slipped off to his home and fetched a fattened calf.
51:27 So he presented it before them (to eat, but being angels, they refrained.) He said, .Would you not eat?.
51:28 So he felt some fear in his heart. They said, .Be not scared. And they gave him the good news of (the birth of) a knowledgeable boy.
51:29 So his wife came forward with a clamor, and slapped her own face and said, .(How can I have a child when I am) a barren old woman?.
51:30 They said, .This is how your Lord has said. Surely, He is All-Wise, All-Knowing.
51:31 He (Ibrahim) said (to the angels), .Then, what is your mission O messengers?.
51:32 They said, .We are sent to a guilty people, (i.e. the people of Sodom)
51:33 so that we may send down upon them stones of clay,
51:34 marked by your Lord for the transgressors.
51:35 So, We let the believers who were there to come out (from danger),
51:36 but We did not find in it any Muslims, except one house.
51:37 And We left in this (event) a sign (of deterrence) for those who fear the painful punishment.
51:38 And (We left a similar sign) in (the story of) Musa, when We sent him to Fir‘aun (Pharaoh) with a clear proof.
51:39 So he turned away along with his chiefs and said, . (Musa is) a magician or a madman!.
51:40 So We seized him and his army, and cast them into the sea, as he was of culpable behaviour.
51:41 And (a similar sign was left) in (the story of) ‘Ad, when We sent upon them the wind that was barren (from any benefit);
51:42 it spared nothing it came upon, but rendered it like a stuff smashed by decay.
51:43 And (a similar sign was left) in (the story of) Thamud, when it was said to them, .Enjoy yourselves for a while.
51:44 Then they rebelled against the command of your Lord; so the thunderbolt (of divine punishment) seized them, while they were looking on.
51:45 Then they were neither able to stand (before the punishment), nor could they defend themselves.
51:46 And (We have destroyed) the people of NuH even before; indeed they were a sinful people.
51:47 And the sky was built by Us with might; and indeed We are the expanders.
51:48 And the earth was spread out by Us as a floor; so how well have We spread it out!
51:49 And from every thing We have created pairs of twos, so that you may heed.
51:50 So, flee to Allah. Indeed I am a plain warner sent by Him for you.
51:51 And do not make up any other god along with Allah. Indeed I am a plain warner sent by Him for you.
51:52 In similar way, no messenger came to those before them, but they said, .(He is) a magician or a madman.
51:53 Have they handed down (this saying) to each other as a legacy? Rather they are a rebellious people.
51:54 So, turn away from them, for you are not blamed.
51:55 And keep reminding, because reminding benefits the believers.
51:56 I did not create the Jinns and the human beings except for the purpose that they should worship Me.
51:57 I do not want any sustenance from them, nor do I want them to feed Me.
51:58 In fact, Allah is the All-Sustainer, Possessor of power, the Strong.
51:59 So, those who did wrong will have their turn like the turn of their counterparts. So, they should not ask Me to hasten on.
51:60 Woe, then, to those who disbelieve because of the Day of theirs that they are promised (for punishment).


   


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