Noon. By the pen, and by what they inscribe
By the grace of your Lord, you are not insane
In fact, you will have a reward that will never end
And you are of a great moral character
You will see, and they will see
Which of you is the afflicted
Your Lord knows best who has strayed from His path, and He knows best the well-guided
So do not obey the deniers
They would like you to compromise, so they would compromise
And do not obey any vile swearer
Backbiter, spreader of slander
Preventer of good, transgressor, sinner
Rude and fake besides
Just because he has money and children
When Our Verses are recited to him, he says, 'Myths of the ancients!'
We will brand him on the muzzle
We tested them, as We tested the owners of the garden, when they vowed to harvest it in the morning
Without any reservation
But a calamity from your Lord went around it while they slept
And in the morning it was as if picked
In the morning, they called to one another
'Go early to your plantation, if you are going to harvest.'
So off they went, murmuring to one another
'No poor person is to enter it upon you today.'
And early they went, resolved in intent
But when they saw it, they said, 'We were wrong
We are now deprived.'
The most reasonable of them said, 'Did I not say to you, 'if only you would glorify?''
They said, 'Glory to our Lord—We were indeed in the wrong.'
Then they turned to one another, blaming one another
They said, 'Woe to us—we were indeed domineering
Perhaps our Lord will give us a better substitute for it. We are turning to our Lord.'
Such is the punishment; but the punishment of the Hereafter is greater, if they only knew
For the righteous are Gardens of Delight with their Lord
Shall We treat the Muslims like the villains
What is the matter with you? How do you judge
Or do you have a scripture in which you study
Wherein there is whatever you choose
Or do you have oaths from Us, binding until the Day of Resurrection, that you will have whatever you demand
Ask them, which of them will guarantee that
Or do they have partners? Then let them produce their partners, if they are truthful
On the Day when the Shin will be exposed, and they will be called to bow down, but they will be unable
Their eyes subdued, shame will cover them. They were invited to bow down when they were sound
So leave Me to those who reject this discourse; We will proceed against them gradually, from where they do not know
And I will give them respite. My plan is firm
Or do you ask them for a fee, so they are burdened with debt
Or do they know the future, and so they write it down
So wait patiently for the Decision of your Lord, and do not be like the Fellow of the Fish who cried out in despair
Were it not for his Lord's favor that reached him, he would have been thrown into the wilderness, fully despised
But his Lord chose him, and made him one of the righteous
Those who disbelieve almost stab you with their glances when they hear the message, and say, 'He is crazy!'
But it is no less than a reminder to all the Worlds