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You [Prophet Muhammed] are not, by the grace of your Lord, crazy.
Truly for you is an unfailing reward.
Truly, you are of a high, moral character.
You will see, and they will see…
…which of you is afflicted.
Truly, your Lord knows best who has strayed from His path. He knows best those who receive guidance.
Don’t pay attention to those who deny.
Their want is that you would be easily swayed, so they could compromise.
Do not pay attention to the awful person who has a habit of [false] promises.
[He/she is] a liar, spreading gossip.
[He/she is always] hindering good, pushing the limits, sinful.
[He/she is] cruel and, in addition, callous.
[This is] because he/she has money and children.
When he/she hears Our signs, he/she shouts, “Tales of old!”
We will soon brand on the snout!
Truly, We have tested them as We tested the people of the garden when they planned to gather the morning harvest.
They did not make an allowance [by saying, “God willing”].
On (the garden) came a visit from your Lord while they were asleep.
When morning came, they called to one another.
“Go early to your garden if you would gather its fruits.”
They left, talking in whispers.
“No poor person should interrupt you in (the garden) this day.”
They began the morning with certain determination.
But when they saw (the garden), they said, “We are surely lost!
“No, we are deprived.”
One of the most righteous among them said, “Did I not say to you, ‘Why do you not give glory [to Allah]?’”
They said, “Glory to our Lord! Truly, we have done wrong.”
Then they turned to each other in rebuke.
They said, “O woe to us! We have indeed sinned.
It may be that our Lord will give us something better instead. Truly, we repent to Him.”
Such is the punishment, but even greater is the punishment of the hereafter. If they only knew!
Truly, for the righteous, are gardens of delight with their Lord.
Should We then treat the people of faith the same as the people of sin?
What is wrong with you? Why would you think that?
Or do you have a book from which you learn…
…so you may get from it what you want?
Or do you have promises from Us that are good to the Day of Resurrection? [Do they] indeed provide whatever you demand?
Ask them which of them will vouch for that.
Or do they have [divine] partners? Let them produce their partners if that’s the case.
On the day that the shin will be exposed, they [the unforgiven sinners] will be summoned to prostrate [before the Lord], but they will not be able to do so.
Their eyes will be downcast. Humiliation will overwhelm them [as they recall] that they were indeed summoned to prostrate when they were healthy.
Leave Me [the Lord] with those who reject this message. We will punish them by degrees from directions they cannot even imagine.
I grant them respite, and My plan is truly powerful.
[What is their excuse?:] Did you [Prophet] ask them for some kind of reward so that they are burdened with a load of debt?
Or is the unseen [Word] in their own hands, so that they can write it themselves?
Patiently wait for the judgment of your Lord, and do not be like [Jonah] the companion of the fish when he called in distress.
If it had not been for the arrival of the grace of his Lord, he would certainly have been cast onto the barren shore, disgraced.
His Lord chose him and made him among the righteous.
The unbelievers would like to knock you down with their stares when they hear the message. They say, “He must be crazy!”
This message, however, is nothing less than a message for all the worlds.
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