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68:1  Nun , by the pen and what they write
68:2  with the grace of your Lord, you are not insane
68:3  And you will definitely have a reward that will never end
68:4  And you are surely on an excellent standard of character
68:5  So, you will see, and they will se
68:6  which of you is demented
68:7  Surely your Lord knows best who has strayed from his way, and He is well aware of those who are on the right path
68:8  So, do not obey those who reject (the true faith.
68:9  They wish that you become flexible (in your faith), so that they should become flexible (in their hostile attitude.
68:10  And do not obey any contemptible one who swears much
68:11  a slanderer who goes about with calumnies
68:12  one who prevents good, (and who is) transgressor, sinful
68:13  harsh, (and) after all that, notorious
68:14  (do not obey such a person merely) because he is a man of wealth and sons
68:15  When Our verses are recited to him, he says, .(These are) the tales of the ancient
68:16  We will soon brand him on the snout
68:17  We have tested them as We had tested the Owners of the Garden, when they had sworn an oath that they would pluck its fruits on the next morning
68:18  and did not make any exception (by saying insha‘allah )
68:19  Then, there whirled around it a whirl (of calamity) from your Lord, while they were asleep
68:20  Thus, on the next morning, it was like a harvested field
68:21  So, they called out each other as the morning broke
68:22  saying, .Set out early, if you are going to pluck (the fruits)
68:23  So they set out while they were whispering to each other
68:24  saying, .Let no poor man enter into it upon you today
68:25  And in early hours they rushed quickly, while they were (assuming themselves) powerful (to pluck the fruits and prevent the poor.
68:26  But when they saw it (the place of the ruined garden), they said, .We have missed the way
68:27  (Then, once they realized that the garden is the same, but it has been destroyed, they said,) .No, but we are deprived (of the fruits)
68:28  Said he who was the best among them, .Did I not say to you, ‘Why do you not pronounce tasbiH (Allah‘s purity)?
68:29  They said, .We pronounce the purity of our Lord. No doubt, we were wrongdoers
68:30  Then, (at the beginning,) they started reproaching one another
68:31  (and at last,) they said, .Woe to us! In fact, we (all) were outrageous
68:32  We hope that our Lord will give us in exchange something better than this. Truly we turn to Allah
68:33  In this way the punishment comes. And, of course, the punishment of the Hereafter is even greater, if they but realize
68:34  Surely, for the God-fearing there are gardens of bliss
68:35  Otherwise, shall We make the obedient like the sinners
68:36  What has happened to you? How do you judge
68:37  Do you have a book in which you rea
68:38  that for you there is what you choose
68:39  Or do you have oaths sworn by Us, remaining effective up to the Day of Judgment, that you will get what you decide
68:40  Ask them which of them stands surety for that
68:41  Or do they have associate-gods (who have guaranteed safety for them)? Then, let them bring their associate-gods, if they are true
68:42  On the Day when the Shin will be exposed, and they will be called upon to prostrate themselves, they will not be able to
68:43  With their eyes downcast, they will be enveloped by ignominy. They used to be called upon to prostrate when they were healthy (but they did not.
68:44  So, leave Me alone with those who reject this discourse. We will draw them on little by little (towards Hell) from a way they do not know
68:45  And I give them respite. Indeed, My plan is firm
68:46  Is it that you ask them for a fee, due to which they are burdened with debt
68:47  Or do they have the (knowledge of the) Unseen, and they write it down
68:48  So, remain patient with your Lord‘s judgment, and be not like the Man of the Fish, he cried out while he was in anguish
68:49  Had not a favour from His Lord come to his help, he would have been cast in the wilderness in a reproachable state
68:50  Then his Lord chose him, and made him one of the righteous
68:51  And indeed the disbelievers seem to trip you up with their glances when they hear the Reminder, and say, .He is a madman indeed
68:52  And it is nothing else but a Reminder for all the worlds