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al-Insan (Man)
as rendered by Maududi
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Maududi rendition of Surah Man(al-Insan)
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76:1 Was there a period of time when man was not even worthy of a mention?
76:2 Verily We created man out of a drop of intermingled sperm so that We might try him, and We therefore endowed him with hearing and sight.
76:3 Surely We showed him the Right Path, regardless of whether he chooses to be thankful or unthankful (to his Lord).
76:4 For the unbelievers, We have kept ready chains and fetters and a Blazing Fire.
76:5 The virtuous shall drink from a cup tempered with camphor water.
76:6 This will be a gushing spring wherefrom Allah´s servants shall drink wine, a spring from which they will take out channels wherever they wish.
76:7 These will be the ones who fulfil their vows and dread the Day whose woe shall be spread far and wide;
76:8 those who, for the love of Him, feed the needy, and the orphan, and the captive,
76:9 (saying): "We feed you only for Allah´s sake; we do not seek of you any recompense or thanks,
76:10 we fear from our Lord a Day that shall be long and distressful."
76:11 So Allah shall guard them against the woe of that Day, and will procure them freshness and joy,
76:12 and will reward them for their steadfastness with Paradise and robes of silk.
76:13 There they will recline on elevated couches and will be subjected neither to the burning heat of the sun nor to bitter cold.
76:14 The shades of Paradise will bend over them, and its fruits will be brought within their easy reach;
76:15 and there shall be passed around them vessels of silver and goblets of crystal,
76:16 goblets bright as crystal but made of silver, filled to exact measure.
76:17 Therein they shall be served a cup flavoured with ginger,
76:18 drawn from a spring (in Paradise) called Salsabil.
76:19 There boys of everlasting youth shall go about attending them: when you see them, you would think that they are scattered pearls.
76:20 Whitherto you look around, you will see an abundance of bliss and the glories of a great kingdom.
76:21 They [i.e., the virtuous] shall be attired in garments of fine green silk and rich brocade and will be adorned with bracelets of silver. Their Lord will give them a pure wine to drink.
76:22 Behold, this is your recompense and your endeavour has been appreciated.
76:23 (O Prophet), indeed We have revealed the Qur´an to you in portions.
76:24 So persevere with the command of your Lord and do not pay any heed to the wicked and the unbelieving,
76:25 and remember the name of your Lord, morning and evening;
76:26 and prostrate yourself before Him at night, and extol His Glory during the long watches of the night.
76:27 Verily they love (the good of this world) that is hastily obtainable and are oblivious of the burdensome Day ahead of them.
76:28 We created them and strengthened their joints; and whenever We wish, We can change their faces entirely.
76:29 Verily this is an Exhortation; so let him who so will take a way to his Lord.
76:30 But your willing shall be of no avail until Allah Himself so wills. Surely Allah is All-Knowing, Most Wise.
76:31 He admits to His Mercy whomsoever He pleases. As for the wrong-doers, He has prepared for them a grievous chastisement.


   


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