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The Holy Koran

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Book 15


The Rock

In the name of Allah,
the Beneficent,
the Merciful.

[15.1]

Alif Lam Ra.
These are the verses of the Book and (of) a Quran that makes (things) clear.

[15.2]

Often will those who disbelieve wish that they had been Muslims.

[15.3]

Leave them that they may eat and enjoy themselves and (that) hope may beguile them,
for they will soon know.

[15.4]

And never did We destroy a town but it had a term made known.

[15.5]

No people can hasten on their doom nor can they postpone (it).

[15.6]

And they say:
O you to whom the Reminder has been revealed!
you are most surely insane:

[15.7]

Why do you not bring to us the angels if you are of the truthful ones?

[15.8]

We do not send the angels but with truth,
and then they would not be respited.

[15.9]

Surely We have revealed the Reminder and We will most surely be its guardian.

[15.10]

And certainly We sent (apostles) before you among the nations of yore.

[15.11]

And there never came an apostle to them but they mocked him.

[15.12]

Thus do We make it to enter into the hearts of the guilty;

[15.13]

They do not believe in it,
and indeed the example of the former people has already passed.

[15.14]

And even if We open to them a gateway of heaven,
so that they ascend into it all the while,

[15.15]

They would certainly say:
Only our eyes.
have been covered over,
rather we are an enchanted people.

[15.16]

And certainly We have made strongholds in the heaven and We have made it fair seeming to the beholders.

[15.17]

And We guard it against every accursed Shaitan,

[15.18]

But he who steals a hearing,
so there follows him a visible flame.

[15.19]

And the earth-- We have spread it forth and made in it firm mountains and caused to grow in it of every suitable thing.

[15.20]

And We have made in it means of subsistence for you and for him for whom you are not the suppliers.

[15.21]

And there is not a thing but with Us are the treasures of it,
and We do not send it down but in a known measure.

[15.22]

And We send the winds fertilizing,
then send down water from the cloud so We give it to you to drink of,
nor is it you who store it up.

[15.23]

And most surely We bring to life and cause to die and We are the heirs.

[15.24]

And certainly We know those of you who have gone before and We certainly know those who shall come later.

[15.25]

And surely your Lord will gather them together;
surely He is Wise,
Knowing.

[15.26]

And certainly We created man of clay that gives forth sound,
of black mud fashioned in shape.

[15.27]

And the jinn We created before,
of intensely hot fire.

[15.28]

And when your Lord said to the angels:
Surely I am going to create a mortal of the essence of black mud fashioned in shape.

[15.29]

So when I have made him complete and breathed into him of My spirit,
fall down making obeisance to him.

[15.30]

So the angels made obeisance,
all of them together,

[15.31]

But Iblis (did it not);
he refused to be with those who made obeisance.

[15.32]

He said:
O Iblis!
what excuse have you that you are not with those who make obeisance?

[15.33]

He said:
I am not such that I should make obeisance to a mortal whom Thou hast created of the essence of black mud fashioned in shape.

[15.34]

He said:
Then get out of it,
for surely you are driven away:

[15.35]

And surely on you is curse until the day of judgment.

[15.36]

He said:
My Lord!
then respite me till the time when they are raised.

[15.37]

He said: So surely you are of the respited ones

[15.38]

Till the period of the time made known.

[15.39]

He said:
My Lord!
because Thou hast made life evil to me,
I will certainly make (evil) fair-seeming to them on earth, and I will certainly cause them all to deviate

[15.40]

Except Thy servants from among them,
the devoted ones.

[15.41]

He said:
This is a right way with Me:

[15.42]

Surely.
as regards My servants,
you have no authority ,
over them except those who follow you of the deviators.

[15.43]

And surely Hell is the promised place of them all:

[15.44]

It has seven gates;
for every gate there shall be a separate party of them.

[15.45]

Surely those who guard (against evil) shall be in the midst of gardens and fountains:

[15.46]

Enter them in peace,
secure.

[15.47]

And We will root out whatever of rancor is in their breasts-- (they shall be) as brethren,
on raised couches,
face to face.

[15.48]

Toil shall not afflict them in it,
nor shall they be ever ejected from it.

[15.49]

Inform My servants that I am the Forgiving,
the Merciful,

[15.50]

And that My punishment-- that is the painful punishment.

[15.51]

And inform them of the guests of Ibrahim:

[15.52]

When they entered upon him,
they said,
Peace.
He said:
Surely we are afraid of you.

[15.53]

They said:
Be not afraid,
surely we give you the good news of a boy,
possessing knowledge.

[15.54]

He said:
Do you give me good news (of a son) when old age has come upon me?
-- Of what then do you give me good news!

[15.55]

.
They said:
We give you good news with truth,
therefore be not of the despairing.

[15.56]

He said:
And who despairs of the mercy of his Lord but the erring ones?

[15.57]

He said:
What is your business then,
O messengers?

[15.58]

They said:
Surely we are sent towards a guilty people,

[15.59]

Except Lut's followers:
We will most surely deliver them all,

[15.60]

Except his wife;
We ordained that she shall surely be of those who remain behind.

[15.61]

So when the messengers came to Lut's followers,

[15.62]

He said:
Surely you are an unknown people.

[15.63]

They said:
Nay,
we have come to you with that about which they disputed.

[15.64]

And we have come to you with the truth,
and we are most surely truthful.

[15.65]

Therefore go forth with your followers in a part of the night and yourself follow their rear,
and let not any one of you turn round,
and go forth whither you are commanded.

[15.66]

And We revealed to him this decree,
that the roots of these shall be cut off in the morning.

[15.67]

And the people of the town came rejoicing.

[15.68]

He said:
Surely these are my guests,
therefore do not disgrace me,

[15.69]

And guard against (the punishment of) Allah and do not put me to shame.

[15.70]

They said:
Have we not forbidden you from (other) people?

[15.71]

He said:
These are my daughters,
if you will do (aught).

[15.72]

By your life!
they were blindly wandering on in their intoxication.

[15.73]

So the rumbling overtook them (while) entering upon the time of sunrise;

[15.74]

Thus did We turn it upside down,
and rained down upon them stones of what had been decreed.

[15.75]

Surely in this are signs for those who examine.

[15.76]

And surely it is on a road that still abides.

[15.77]

Most surely there is a sign in this for the believers.

[15.78]

And the dwellers of the thicket also were most surely unjust.

[15.79]

So We inflicted retribution on them,
and they are both,
indeed,
on an open road (still) pursued.

[15.80]

And the dwellers of the Rock certainly rejected the messengers;

[15.81]

And We gave them Our communications,
but they turned aside from them;

[15.82]

And they hewed houses in the mountains in security.

[15.83]

So the rumbling overtook them in the morning;

[15.84]

And what they earned did not avail them.

[15.85]

And We did not create the heavens and the earth and what is between them two but in truth;
and the hour is most surely coming,
so turn away with kindly forgiveness.

[15.86]

Surely your Lord is the Creator of all things,
the Knowing.

[15.87]

And certainly We have given you seven of the oft-repeated (verses) and the grand Quran.

[15.88]

Do not strain your eyes after what We have given certain classes of them to enjoy,
and do not grieve for them,
and make yourself gentle to the believers.

[15.89]

And say:
Surely I am the plain warner.

[15.90]
Like as We sent down on the dividers

[15.91]

Those who made the Quran into shreds.

[15.92]

So,
by your Lord,
We would most certainly question them all,

[15.93]

As to what they did.

[15.94]

Therefore declare openly what you are bidden and turn aside from the polytheists.

[15.95]
Surely We will suffice you against the scoffers

[15.96]

Those who set up another god with Allah;
so they shall soon know.

[15.97]

And surely We know that your breast straitens at what they say;

[15.98]

Therefore celebrate the praise of your Lord,
and be of those who make obeisance.

[15.99]

And serve your Lord until there comes to you that which is certain.


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