Nun. By the pen and what they write
By the grace of your Lord you are not a madman
and you shall have a never ending reward
You are of the highest noble character
Soon you will see - as they will se
- which of you is afflicted with madness
Surely it is your Lord Who knows those who have strayed from His Way, as He knows best those who are rightly guided
So do not yield to the unbelievers
They desire you to compromise a little, so they too would compromise
Neither yield to any mean oath-monger
mischief making slanderer
opponent of good, transgressor
wicked oppressor, and above all, ignoble by birth
though he be possessing wealth and children
When Our revelations are recited to him , he says: "They are nothing but the tales of the ancients."
Soon We shall brand him on the snout
Surely We shall try them as We tried the owners of the garden when they swore that they would pluck its fruit the next morning
without adding any reservation ( such as God willing)
So a calamity from your Lord came down upon it while they slept
and by the morning it lay as if it had been already harvested
At daybreak they called out to one another
saying: "Go out early to your crop, if you want to pick its fruit."
So they went, whispering to one another
Let no needy person enter upon you in the garden today
Thus they went out, fixed in their stingy resolve (not to give any fruit to the poor people, as if they had the full control over harvesting the fruit)
But when they saw the garden, they cried: "Surely we must have lost our way
Nay, we have become destitute."
The most upright among them said: "Did I not tell you to glorify Allah? Why did you not glorify Him?"
Then they said: "Glory be to our Lord! Surely we were unjust,"
and they started blaming one another
Finally they said: "Woe to us! Surely we had become rebellious
It may be that our Lord will give us in exchange a better garden than this: surely to our Lord do we make our humble petition."
Such is the punishment in this life; but the punishment in the Hereafter is even greater, if they but knew it
Surely the righteous will be rewarded with gardens of delight by their Lord
What do the disbelievers think? Shall We treat the Muslims as We treat the guilty
What is the matter with you? What kind of Judgment do you make
Or do you have a Book in which you read
that you shall be given whatever you choose
Or do you have a sworn covenant - a covenant binding on Us till the Day of Resurrection - that you shall have whatever you demand
Ask if any of them will vouch for that
Or do they have other gods who could help them against Allah? If so, let them produce their other gods if they are truthful
On the Day of Judgment, when the dreadful events shall be unfolded, and they shall be asked to prostrate themselves, they shall not be able to do so
They shall stand with eyes downcast, utterly humbled; because during their safe and sound earthly life they were called upon to prostrate themselves but they refused to do so
O Prophet, leave to Me those who reject this revelation. We shall lead them step by step to their ruin, in ways that they cannot perceive
I shall even put up with them for a while; for My plan is fool proof
Or have you, O Prophet, demanded a compensation from them, that they are overburdened with debt
Or do they have the knowledge of the unseen and they are writing it down
So wait with patience for the Judgment of your Lord and be not like the man of the fish (reference is to the Prophet Jonah who was swallowed by a whale), who cried when he was in distres
Had his Lord not bestowed on him His grace, he would certainly have been cast off on the naked shore, while he was condemned
But his Lord choose him and included him among the righteous
The unbelievers would almost trip you up with their eyes when they hear Our revelations (The Qur’an), and say: "He (Muhammad) is surely crazy."
This (The Qur’an) is nothing but a Reminder to all the people of the world