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adh-Dhariyat (The Winnowing Winds, The Scatterers)
as rendered by Bilal Muhammad 2018
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A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018) rendition of Surah The Winnowing Winds, The Scatterers(adh-Dhariyat)
51:1 By that which scatters by broadcast,
51:2 And those who lift and bear heavy weights,
51:3 And those who flow with ease and gentleness,
51:4 And those who distribute influence.
51:5 Indeed that which you are promised is true,
51:6 And indeed judgment and justice must come to pass.
51:7 By the universe with its numerous paths,
51:8 Indeed you are in a doctrine differing,
51:9 Through which are deluded those who would be deluded.
51:10 Cursed are the liars.
51:11 Those who flounder heedlessly in a flood of confusion.
51:12 They ask, “When is the Day of Accountability and Justice?”
51:13 A day when they will be tried over the fire.
51:14 “Taste your trial. This is what you used to ask to be hastened.”
51:15 As for the righteous, they will be in the presence of gardens and springs.
51:16 Taking joy in the things which their Lord gives them, because before then, they lived a good life.
51:17 They were in the habit of sleeping only a little at night,
51:18 And in the hours of early dawn, were found praying for forgiveness,
51:19 And with their wealth and possessions, remembered the rights of those who asked, and those who were prevented from asking.
51:20 On the earth are signs for those of assured faith,
51:21 And in your own selves. Then will you not see?
51:22 And in heaven is your sustenance, as you were promised.
51:23 Then by the Lord of heaven and earth, this is the very truth, as much as the fact that you can communicate intelligible to each other.
51:24 Has the story reached you of the honored guests of Abraham?
51:25 Behold, they entered his presence and said, “Peace.” He said, “Peace.” And thought, “These seem unusual.”
51:26 Then he turned quickly to his household, and brought out a fattened calf,
51:27 And placed it before them. He said, “Will you not eat?”
51:28 Then he conceived a fear of them. They said, “Fear not.” And they gave him good news of a son endowed with knowledge.
51:29 But his wife came forward laughing aloud. She held her forehead and said, “A barren old woman.”
51:30 They said, “Even so, your Lord has spoken, and He is Full of Wisdom and Knowledge.” 30 (End of Part 26)
51:31 He said, “And what, O messengers, is your mission?”
51:32 They said, “We have been sent to a people in sin,
51:33 “And to bring on stones of clay,
51:34 “Marked by your Lord, for those who trespass beyond bounds.”
51:35 Then We saved those believers who were there,
51:36 But We did not find there any just muslim, except in one house.
51:37 And We left there a sign for those who fear the terrible penalty.
51:38 And in Moses was another sign. Behold, We sent him to Pharaoh with clear authority.
51:39 But Pharaoh turned back with his advisors and said, “A liar, or one possessed.”
51:40 So We led him and his forces, and cast them into the sea, and the blame was his.
51:41 And the ‘Ad was another sign. Behold, We sent against them the devastating wind.
51:42 It left nothing that it came up against. It reduced it to ruin.
51:43 And the Thamud was another sign. Behold, they were told, “Enjoy yourselves for a little while.”
51:44 But they rebelled against the command of their Lord. So the stunning noise seized them, even while they looked on.
51:45 Then they could not stand, nor could they help themselves.
51:46 So were the people of Noah before them, for they wickedly transgressed.
51:47 With power and skill did We construct the firmament, for it is We Who create the vastness of space.
51:48 And We have spread out the earth. How excellently do We spread it out.
51:49 And of everything We have created pairs, that you may receive instruction.
51:50 Then hasten to God. I am from Him a warner to you, clear and open.
51:51 And do not make an object of worship with God. I am from Him a warner to you, clear and open.
51:52 Similarly, no messenger came to the peoples before them, except that they said of him in like manner, “A deceiver, or one possessed.”
51:53 Is this the legacy they have transmitted one to another? No, they are a people transgressing beyond bounds.
51:54 So turn away from them. There will be no blame on you.
51:55 But teach, for teaching benefits the believers.
51:56 I only created jinn and humans so that they may worship Me.
51:57 No sustenance do I require of them, nor do I require that they feed Me.
51:58 For God is He Who gives all sustenance. He is Lord, powerful, and steadfast forever.
51:59 For the wrongdoers, their portion is like the portion of their people of earlier generations. So do not let them ask Me to hasten that portion.
51:60 Woe then to the unbelievers on account of their day. The day promised to them.


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