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ar-Rahman (The Beneficent, The Mercy Giving, The Merciful)
as rendered by Edward Henry Palmer
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Edward Henry Palmer rendition of Surah The Beneficent, The Mercy Giving, The Merciful(ar-Rahman)
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55:1 The Merciful
55:2 taught the Qur'an;
55:3 He created man,
55:4 taught him plain speech.
55:5 The sun and the moon have their appointed time;
55:6 The herbs and the trees adore;
55:7 And the heavens, He raised them and set the balance,
55:8 that ye should not be outrageous in the balance;
55:9 But weigh ye aright, and stint not the balance.
55:10 And the earth He has set it for living creatures;
55:11 therein are fruits and palms, with sheaths;
55:12 and grain with chaff and frequent shoots;
55:13 Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny?
55:14 He created men of crackling clay like the potters.
55:15 And He created the ginn from smokeless fire.
55:16 Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny?
55:17 The Lord of the two easts and the Lord of the two wests!
55:18 Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny?
55:19 He has let loose the two seas that meet together;
55:20 between them is a barrier they cannot pass!
55:21 Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny?
55:22 He brings forth from each pearls both large and small!
55:23 Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny?
55:24 His are the ships which rear aloft in the sea like mountains.
55:25 Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny?
55:26 Every one upon it is transient,
55:27 but the face of thy Lord endowed with majesty and honour shall endure.
55:28 Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny?
55:29 Of Him whosoever is in the heaven and the earth does beg; every day He is in (some fresh) business!
55:30 Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny?
55:31 We shall be at leisure for you, O ye two weighty ones!
55:32 Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny?
55:33 O assembly of ginns and mankind! if ye are able to pass through the confines of heaven and earth then pass through them!- ye cannot pass through save by authority!
55:34 Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny?
55:35 There shall be sent against you a flash or fire, and molten copper, and ye shall not be helped!
55:36 Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny?
55:37 And when the heaven is rent asunder and become rosy red - (melting) like grease!
55:38 Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny?
55:39 On that day neither man nor ginn shall be asked about his crime!
55:40 Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny?
55:41 The sinners shall be known by their marks, and shall be seized by the forelock and the feet!
55:42 Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny?
55:43 'This is hell, which the sinners did call a lie!
55:44 they shall circulate between it and water boiling quite!'
55:45 Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny?
55:46 But for him who fears the station of his Lord are gardens twain!
55:47 Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny?
55:48 Both furnished with branching trees.
55:49 Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny?
55:50 In each are flowing springs.
55:51 Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny?
55:52 In each are, of every fruit, two kinds.
55:53 Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny?
55:54 Reclining on beds the linings of which are of brocade, and the fruit of the two gardens within reach to cull.
55:55 Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny?
55:56 Therein are maids of modest glances whom no man nor ginn has deflowered before.
55:57 Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny?
55:58 As though they were rubies and pearls.
55:59 Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny?
55:60 Is the reward of goodness aught but goodness?
55:61 Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny?
55:62 And besides these, are gardens twain,
55:63 Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny?
55:64 With dark green foliage.
55:65 Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny?
55:66 In each two gushing springs.
55:67 Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny?
55:68 In each fruit and palms and pomegranates.
55:69 Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny?
55:70 In them maidens best and fairest!
55:71 Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny?
55:72 Bright and large-eyed maids kept in their tents.
55:73 Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny?
55:74 Whom no man nor ginn has deflowered before them.
55:75 Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny?
55:76 Reclining on green cushions and beautiful carpets.
55:77 Then which of your Lord's bounties will ye twain deny?
55:78 Blessed be the name of thy Lord possessed of majesty and honour!


   


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