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adh-Dhariyat (The Winnowing Winds, The Scatterers)
as rendered by Mustafa Khattab 2018
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The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab rendition of Surah The Winnowing Winds, The Scatterers(adh-Dhariyat)
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51:1 By the winds scattering ˹dust˺,
51:2 and ˹the clouds˺ loaded with rain,
51:3 and ˹the ships˺ gliding with ease,
51:4 and ˹the angels˺ administering affairs by ˹Allah’s˺ command!
51:5 Indeed, what you are promised is true.
51:6 And the Judgment will certainly come to pass.
51:7 ˹And˺ by the heavens in their marvellous design!
51:8 Surely you are ˹lost˺ in conflicting views ˹regarding the truth˺.
51:9 Only those ˹destined to be˺ deluded are turned away from it.
51:10 Condemned are the liars—
51:11 those who are ˹steeped˺ in ignorance, totally heedless.
51:12 They ask ˹mockingly˺, “When is this Day of Judgment?”
51:13 ˹It is˺ the Day they will be tormented over the Fire.
51:14 ˹They will be told,˺ “Taste your torment! This is what you sought to hasten.”
51:15 Indeed, the righteous will be amid Gardens and springs,
51:16 ˹joyfully˺ receiving what their Lord will grant them. Before this ˹reward˺ they were truly good-doers ˹in the world˺:
51:17 they used to sleep only little in the night,
51:18 and pray for forgiveness before dawn.
51:19 And in their wealth there was a rightful share ˹fulfilled˺ for the beggar and the poor.
51:20 There are ˹countless˺ signs on earth for those with sure faith,
51:21 as there are within yourselves. Can you not see?
51:22 In heaven is your sustenance and whatever you are promised.
51:23 Then by the Lord of heaven and earth! ˹All˺ this is certainly as true as ˹the fact that˺ you can speak!
51:24 Has the story of Abraham’s honoured guests reached you ˹O Prophet˺?
51:25 ˹Remember˺ when they entered his presence and greeted ˹him with˺, “Peace!” He replied, “Peace ˹be upon you˺!” ˹Then he said to himself,˺ “˹These are˺ an unfamiliar people.”
51:26 Then he slipped off to his family and brought a fat ˹roasted˺ calf,
51:27 and placed it before them, asking, “Will you not eat?”
51:28 ˹They did not eat,˺ so he grew fearful of them. They reassured ˹him˺, “Do not be afraid,” and gave him good news of a knowledgeable son.
51:29 Then his wife came forward with a cry, clasping her forehead ˹in astonishment˺, exclaiming, “˹A baby from˺ a barren, old woman!”
51:30 They replied, “Such has your Lord decreed. He is truly the All-Wise, All-Knowing.”
51:31 ˹Later,˺ Abraham asked, “What is your mission, O messengers?”
51:32 They replied, “We have actually been sent to a wicked people,
51:33 to send upon them stones of ˹baked˺ clay,
51:34 marked by your Lord for the transgressors.”
51:35 Then ˹before the torment˺ We evacuated the believers from the city.
51:36 But We only found one family that had submitted ˹to Allah˺.
51:37 And We have left a sign there ˹as a lesson˺ for those who fear the painful punishment.
51:38 And in ˹the story of˺ Moses ˹was another lesson,˺ when We sent him to Pharaoh with compelling proof,
51:39 but Pharaoh was carried away by his power, saying ˹of Moses˺, “A magician or a madman!”
51:40 So We seized him and his soldiers, casting them into the sea while he was blameworthy.
51:41 And in ˹the story of˺ ’Âd ˹was another lesson,˺ when We sent against them the devastating wind.
51:42 There was nothing it came upon that it did not reduce to ashes.
51:43 And in ˹the story of˺ Thamûd ˹was another lesson,˺ when they were told, “Enjoy yourselves ˹only˺ for a ˹short˺ while.”
51:44 Still they persisted in defying the commands of their Lord, so they were overtaken by a ˹mighty˺ blast while they were looking on.
51:45 Then they were not able to rise up, nor were they helped.
51:46 And the people of Noah ˹had also been destroyed˺ earlier. They were truly a rebellious people.
51:47 We built the universe with ˹great˺ might, and We are certainly expanding ˹it˺.
51:48 As for the earth, We spread it out. How superbly did We smooth it out!
51:49 And We created pairs of all things so perhaps you would be mindful.
51:50 So ˹proclaim, O Prophet˺: “Flee to Allah! I am truly sent by Him with a clear warning to you.
51:51 And do not set up another god with Allah. I am truly sent by Him with a clear warning to you.”
51:52 Similarly, no messenger came to those before them without being told: “A magician or a madman!”
51:53 Have they passed this ˹cliché˺ down to one another? In fact, they have ˹all˺ been a transgressing people.
51:54 So ˹now˺ turn away from them ˹O Prophet˺, for you will not be blamed.
51:55 But ˹continue to˺ remind. For certainly reminders benefit the believers.
51:56 I did not create jinn and humans except to worship Me.
51:57 I seek no provision from them, nor do I need them to feed Me.
51:58 Indeed, Allah ˹alone˺ is the Supreme Provider—Lord of all Power, Ever Mighty.
51:59 The wrongdoers will certainly have a share ˹of the torment˺ like that of their predecessors. So do not let them ask Me to hasten ˹it˺.
51:60 Woe then to the disbelievers when they face their Day which they are warned of!


   


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