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al-Mulk (The Sovereignty, Control, The Kingdom)
as rendered by Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
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Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali rendition of Surah The Sovereignty, Control, The Kingdom(al-Mulk)
67:1 Supremely Blessed is He in Whose Hand is the Kingdom, and He is Ever-Determiner over everything.
67:2 Who created death and life to try you, whichever of you is fairest in deeds; and He is The Ever-Mighty, The Ever-Forgiving.
67:3 Who created seven heavens as strata (i.e., layers, one above the other).In no way can you see in the creation of The All-Merciful any disparity; so return your gaze; (Literally: "your" beholding) do you see any rent?
67:4 Thereafter return the gaze, again and again, (Literally: recurring twice) the gaze turns over to you spurned, and it (becomes) regretfully most weary.
67:5 And indeed We have already adorned the lowest heaven with lamps and made them outcast (meteorites) for Ash-Shayatin (The ever-vicious "ones", i.e., the devils) and We have readied for them the torment of the Blaze.
67:6 And for the ones who have disbelieved in their Lord there is the torment of Hell; and miserable is the Destiny!
67:7 When they are cast into it, they will hear it sighing, as it is boiling over.
67:8 It would almost burst (asunder) with rage. Whenever a troop is cast into it, its keepers ask them, "Has no Warner come up to you?"
67:9 They say, "Yes indeed, a Warner has already come to us; yet we cried lies and said, ?In no way has Allah been sending down anything whatever; decidedly you are in (nothing) except a great error. "'
67:10 And they say, "If we had heard or had considered, in no way would we have been among the companions of the Blaze".
67:11 So they confess their guilty (deeds); then far off with the companions (i.e., inhabitants) of the Blaze!
67:12 Surely the ones who are apprehensive of their Lord in the Unseen will have forgiveness and a great reward.
67:13 And be secret in your speech, or say it aloud; surely He is Ever-Knowing of the (inmost thoughts) within the breasts (Literally: what the breasts own).
67:14 Will He not know, (He) Who created? And He is The Ever-Kind, The Ever-Cognizant.
67:15 He is (The One) Who made the earth tractable to you; so walk in its territories and eat of His provision; and to Him is the Rising up.
67:16 Do you (feel) secure that He Who is in the heaven will not cause the earth to cave in on you? (For) then, only then, it will be whirling!
67:17 Or even do you (feel) secure that He Who is in the heaven will not send against you a squall of gravel? So you will soon know how My warning is!
67:18 And indeed the ones even before them already cried lies; then how was My disclaiming!
67:19 And have they not regarded the birds above them outstretching (Or: in ranks) (their wings), and contracting (Or: spreading "or" folding their wings) (them)? In no way can anyone hold them except The All-Merciful; surely He is Ever-Beholding everything.
67:20 Or even who is this that will be a host for you to vindicate you, apart from The All-Merciful? Decidedly the disbelievers are in nothing except delusion.
67:21 Or even who is this that will provide for you in case He holds back His provision? No indeed, (but) they still insist on (their) rebellion and repulsion.
67:22 Then, is he who walks tossed down upon his face better guided than he who walks (perfectly) level on a straight Path?
67:23 Say, "He is The One Who brought you into being, and made for you hearing, and be holdings, (i.e., eyesight"s") and heart sights; (but) little do you thank Him!"
67:24 Say, "He is The One Who propagated you in the earth, and to Him you will be mustered."
67:25 And they say, "When will this promise (come to pass) in case you are sincere?"
67:26 Say, "Surely the knowledge is only in the Providence of Allah, and surely I am only an evident Warner."
67:27 Then, as soon as they see it drawn forward, the faces of the disbelievers will be vexed, and it will be said, "This is (the thing) that you used to claim."
67:28 Say, "Have you seen (that) in case Allah causes me to perish, and whoever is with me, or has mercy on us, then who will (give neighborly) protection to the disbelievers from painful torment?"
67:29 Say, "He is The All-Merciful. We believe in Him, and in Him we put our trust. So, you will soon know who it is that is in evident error"
67:30 Say, "Have you seen (that) in case your water becomes in the morning deep-sunken, (i.e., in the earth) then who would come up to you with (i.e., bring) profuse water?"


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