Wednesday, Jun 19, 2024

68: Al-Qalam (القلم)

Audio Surah: AL-QALAM

1:  Noon. I swear by the pen and what the angels write,

2:  By the grace of your Lord you are not mad.

3:  And most surely you shall have a reward never to be cut off.

4:  And most surely you conform (yourself) to sublime morality.

5:  So you shall see, and they (too) shall see,

6:  Which of you is afflicted with madness.

7:  Surely your Lord best knows him who errs from His way, and He best knows the followers of the right course.

8:  So do not yield to the rejecters.

9:  They wish that you should be pliant so they (too) would be pliant.

10:  And yield not to any mean swearer

11:  Defamer, going about with slander

12:  Forbidder of good, outstepping the limits, sinful,

13:  Ignoble, besides all that, base-born;

14:  Because he possesses wealth and sons.

15:  When Our communications are recited to him, he says: Stories of those of yore.

16:  We will brand him on the nose.

17:  Surely We will try them as We tried the owners of the garden, when they swore that they would certainly cut off the produce in the morning,

18:  And were not willing to set aside a portion (for the poor).

19:  Then there encompassed it a visitation from your Lord while they were sleeping.

20:  So it became as black, barren land.

21:  And they called out to each other in the morning,

22:  Saying: Go early to your tilth if you would cut (the produce).

23:  So they went, while they consulted together secretly,

24:  Saying: No poor man shall enter it today upon you.

25:  And in the morning they went, having the power to prevent.

26:  But when they saw it, they said: Most surely we have gone astray

27:  Nay! we are made to suffer privation.

28:  The best of them said: Did I not say to you, Why do you not glorify (Allah)?

29:  They said: Glory be to our Lord, surely we were unjust.

30:  Then some of them advanced against others, blaming each other.

31:  Said they: O woe to us! surely we were inordinate:

32:  Maybe, our Lord will give us instead one better than it; surely to our Lord do we make our humble petition.

33:  Such is the chastisement, and certainly the chastisement of the hereafter is greater, did they but know!

34:  Surely those who guard (against evil) shall have with their Lord gardens of bliss.

35:  What! shall We then make (that is, treat) those who submit as the guilty?

36:  What has happened to you? How do you judge?

37:  Or have you a book wherein you read,

38:  That you have surely therein what you choose?

39:  Or have you received from Us an agreement confirmed by an oath extending to the day of resurrection that you shall surely have what you demand?

40:  Ask them which of them will vouch for that,

41:  Or have they associates if they are truthful.

42:  On the day when there shall be a severe affliction, and they shall be called upon to make obeisance, but they shall not be able,

43:  Their looks cast down, abasement shall overtake them; and they were called upon to make obeisance indeed while yet they were safe.

44:  So leave Me and him who rejects this announcement; We will overtake them by degrees, from whence they perceive not:

45:  And I do bear with them, surely My plan is firm.

46:  Or do you ask from them a reward, so that they are burdened with debt?

47:  Or have they (the knowledge of) the unseen, so that they write (it) down?

48:  So wait patiently for the judgment of your Lord, and be not like the companion of the fish, when he cried while he was in distress.

49:  Were it not that favor from his Lord had overtaken him, he would certainly have been cast down upon the naked Found while he was blamed.

50:  Then his Lord chose him, and He made him of the good.

51:  And those who disbelieve would almost smite you with their eyes when they hear the reminder, and they say: Most surely he is mad.

52:  And it is naught but a reminder to the nations.

Audio Surah: AL-QALAM