←Prev   al-Mutaffifin (Defrauding, The Defrauders, The Cheats, Cheating) as rendered by/in Mustafa Khattab 2018  Next→ 

Did you notice?
83:1  Woe to the defrauders!
83:2  Those who take full measure ˹when they buy˺ from people,
83:3  but give less when they measure or weigh for buyers.
83:4  Do such people not think that they will be resurrected
83:5  for a tremendous Day—
83:6  the Day ˹all˺ people will stand before the Lord of all worlds?
83:7  But no! The wicked are certainly bound for Sijjîn ˹in the depths of Hell˺—
83:8  and what will make you realize what Sijjîn is?—
83:9  a fate ˹already˺ sealed.
83:10  Woe on that Day to the deniers—
83:11  those who deny Judgment Day!
83:12  None would deny it except every evildoing transgressor.
83:13  Whenever Our revelations are recited to them, they say, “Ancient fables!”
83:14  But no! In fact, their hearts have been stained by all ˹the evil˺ they used to commit!
83:15  Undoubtedly, they will be sealed off from their Lord on that Day.
83:16  Moreover, they will surely burn in Hell,
83:17  and then be told, “This is what you used to deny.”
83:18  But no! The virtuous are certainly bound for ’Illiyûn ˹in elevated Gardens˺—
83:19  and what will make you realize what ’Illiyûn is?—
83:20  a fate ˹already˺ sealed,
83:21  witnessed by those nearest ˹to Allah˺.
83:22  Surely the virtuous will be in bliss,
83:23  ˹seated˺ on ˹canopied˺ couches, gazing around.
83:24  You will recognize on their faces the glow of delight.
83:25  They will be given a drink of sealed, pure wine,
83:26  whose last sip will smell like musk. So let whoever aspires to this strive ˹diligently˺.
83:27  And this drink’s flavour will come from Tasnîm—
83:28  a spring from which those nearest ˹to Allah˺ will drink.
83:29  Indeed, the wicked used to laugh at the believers,
83:30  wink to one another whenever they passed by,
83:31  and muse ˹over these exploits˺ upon returning to their own people.
83:32  And when they saw the faithful, they would say, “These ˹people˺ are truly astray,”
83:33  even though they were not sent as keepers over the believers.
83:34  But on that Day the believers will be laughing at the disbelievers,
83:35  as they sit on ˹canopied˺ couches, looking on.
83:36  ˹The believers will be asked,˺ “Have the disbelievers ˹not˺ been paid back for what they used to do?”