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Book 26


The Poets

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

[26.1]

Ta Sin Mim.

[26.2]

These are the verses of the Book that makes (things) clear.

[26.3]

Perhaps you will kill yourself with grief because they do not believe.

[26.4]

If We please,
We should send down upon them a sign from the heaven so that their necks should stoop to it.

[26.5]

And there does not come to them a new reminder from the Beneficent God but they turn aside from it.

[26.6]

So they have indeed rejected (the truth),
therefore the news of that which they mock shall soon come to them.

[26.7]

Do they not see the earth,
how many of every noble kind We have caused to grow in it?

[26.8]

Most surely there is a sign in that,
but most of them will not believe.

[26.9]

And most surely your Lord is the Mighty,
the Merciful.

[26.10]

And when your Lord called out to Musa,
saying:
Go to the unjust people,

[26.11]

The people of Firon:
Will they not guard (against evil)?

[26.12]

He said:
O my Lord!
surely I fear that they will reject me;

[26.13]

And by breast straitens,
and my tongue is not eloquent,
therefore send Thou to Haroun (to help me);

[26.14]

And they have a crime against me,
therefore I fear that they may slay me.

[26.15]

He said:
By no means,
so go you both with Our signs;
surely We are with you,
hearing;

[26.16]

Then come to Firon and say:
Surely we are the messengers of the Lord of the worlds:

[26.17]

Then send with us the children of Israel.

[26.18]

(Firon) said:
Did we not bring you up as a child among us,
and you tarried among us for (many) years of your life?

[26.19]

And you did (that) deed of yours which you did,
and you are one of the ungrateful.

[26.20]

He said:
I did it then while I was of those unable to see the right course;

[26.21]

So I fled from you when I feared you,
then my Lord granted me wisdom and made me of the apostles;

[26.22]

And is it a favor of which you remind me that you have enslaved the children of Israel?

[26.23]

Firon said:
And what is the Lord of the worlds?

[26.24]

He said:
The Lord of the heavens and the earth and what is between them,
if you would be sure.

[26.25]

(Firon) said to those around him:
Do you not hear?

[26.26]

He said:
Your Lord and the Lord of your fathers of old.

[26.27]

Said he:
Most surely your Apostle who is sent to you is mad.

[26.28]

He said:
The Lord of the east and the west and what is between them,
if you understand.

[26.29]

Said he:
If you will take a god besides me,
I will most certainly make you one of the imprisoned.

[26.30]

He said:
What!
even if I bring to you something manifest?

[26.31]

Said he:
Bring it then,
if you are of the truthful ones.

[26.32]

So he cast down his rod,
and lo!
it was an obvious serpent,

[26.33]

And he drew forth his hand,
and lo!
it appeared white to the onlookers.

[26.34]

(Firon) said to the chiefs around him:
Most surely this is a skillful magician,

[26.35]

Who desires to turn you out of your land with his magic;
what is it then that you advise?

[26.36]

They said: Give him and his brother respite and send heralds into the cities

[26.37]

That they should bring to you every skillful magician.

[26.38]

So the magicians were gathered together at the appointed time on the fixed day,

[26.39]

And it was said to the people:
Will you gather together?

[26.40]

Haply we may follow the magicians,
if they are the vanquishers.

[26.41]

And when the magicians came,
they said to Firon:
Shall we get a reward if we are the vanquishers?

[26.42]

He said:
Yes,
and surely you will then be of those who are made near.

[26.43]

Musa said to them:
Cast what you are going to cast.

[26.44]

So they cast down their cords and their rods and said:
By Firon's power,
we shall most surely be victorious.

[26.45]

Then Musa cast down his staff and lo!
it swallowed up the lies they told.

[26.46]

And the magicians were thrown down prostrate;

[26.47]

They said:
We believe in the Lord of the worlds:

[26.48]

The Lord of Musa and Haroun.

[26.49]

Said he:
You believe in him before I give you permission;
most surely he is the chief of you who taught you the magic,
so you shall know:
certainly I will cut off your hands and your feet on opposite sides,
and certainly I will crucify you all.

[26.50]

They said:
No harm;
surely to our Lord we go back;

[26.51]

Surely we hope that our Lord will forgive us our wrongs because we are the first of the believers.

[26.52]

And We revealed to Musa,
saying:
Go away with My servants travelling by night,
surely you will be pursued.

[26.53]

So Firon sent heralds into the cities;

[26.54]

Most surely these are a small company;

[26.55]

And most surely they have enraged us;

[26.56]

And most surely we are a vigilant multitude.

[26.57]

So We turned them out of gardens and springs,

[26.58]

And treasures and goodly dwellings,

[26.59]

Even so.
And We gave them as a heritage to the children of Israel.

[26.60]

Then they pursued them at sunrise.

[26.61]

So when the two hosts saw each other,
the companions of Musa cried out:
Most surely we are being overtaken.

[26.62]

He said:
By no means;
surely my Lord is with me:
He will show me a way out.

[26.63]

Then We revealed to Musa:
Strike the sea with your staff.
So it had cloven asunder,
and each part was like a huge mound.

[26.64]

And We brought near,
there,
the others.

[26.65]

And We saved Musa and those with him,
all of them.

[26.66]

Then We drowned the others.

[26.67]

Most surely there is a sign in this,
but most of them do not believe.

[26.68]

And most surely your Lord is the Mighty,
the Merciful.

[26.69]

And recite to them the story of Ibrahim.

[26.70]

When he said to his father and his people:
What do you worship?

[26.71]

They said:
We worship idols,
so we shall be their votaries.

[26.72]

He said:
Do they hear you when you call?

[26.73]

Or do they profit you or cause you harm?

[26.74]

They said:
Nay,
we found our fathers doing so.

[26.75]

He said:
Have you then considered what you have been worshipping:

[26.76]

You and your ancient sires.

[26.77]

Surely they are enemies to me,
but not (so) the Lord of the worlds;

[26.78]

Who created me,
then He has shown me the way:

[26.79]

And He Who gives me to eat and gives me to drink:

[26.80]

And when I am sick, then He restores me to health

[26.81]

And He Who will cause me to die,
then give me life;

[26.82]

And Who,
I hope,
will forgive me my mistakes on the day of judgment.

[26.83]

My Lord:
Grant me wisdom, and join me with the good

[26.84]
And ordain for me a goodly mention among posterity

[26.85]
And make me of the heirs of the garden of bliss

[26.86]

And forgive my father,
for surely he is of those who have gone astray;

[26.87]
And disgrace me not on the day when they are raised

[26.88]

The day on which property will not avail, nor sons

[26.89]

Except him who comes to Allah with a heart free (from evil).

[26.90]

And the garden shall be brought near for those who guard (against evil),

[26.91]

And the hell shall be made manifest to the erring ones,

[26.92]

And it shall be said to them:
Where are those that you used to worship;

[26.93]

Besides Allah?
Can they help you or yet help themselves?

[26.94]

So they shall be thrown down into it,
they and the erring ones,

[26.95]

And the hosts of the Shaitan,
all.

[26.96]

They shall say while they contend therein:

[26.97]

By Allah!
we were certainly in manifest error,

[26.98]

When we made you equal to the Lord of the worlds;

[26.99]

And none but the guilty led us astray;

[26.100]

So we have no intercessors,

[26.101]

Nor a true friend;

[26.102]

But if we could but once return,
we would be of the believers.

[26.103]

Most surely there is a sign in this,
but most of them do not believe.

[26.104]

And most surely your Lord is the Mighty,
the Merciful.

[26.105]

The people of Nuh rejected the apostles.

[26.106]

When their brother Nuh said to them:
Will you not guard (against evil)?

[26.107]

Surely I am a faithful apostle to you;

[26.108]
Therefore guard against (the punishment of) Allah and obey me

[26.109]

And I do not ask you any reward for it;
my reward is only with the Lord of the worlds:

[26.110]

So guard against (the punishment of) Allah and obey me.

[26.111]

They said:
Shall we believe in you while the meanest follow you?

[26.112]

He said:
And what knowledge have I of what they do?

[26.113]

Their account is only with my Lord, if you could perceive

[26.114]

And I am not going to drive away the believers;

[26.115]

I am naught but a plain warner.

[26.116]

They said:
If you desist not,
O Nuh,
you shall most certainly be of those stoned to death.

[26.117]

He said:
My Lord!
Surely my people give me the lie!

[26.118]

Therefore judge Thou between me and them with a (just) judgment,
and deliver me and those who are with me of the believers.

[26.119]

So We delivered him and those with him in the laden ark.

[26.120]
Then We drowned the rest afterwards

[26.121]

Most surely there is a sign in this,
but most of them do not believe.

[26.122]

And most surely your Lord is the Mighty,
the Merciful.

[26.123]

Ad gave the lie to the apostles.

[26.124]

When their brother Hud said to them:
Will you not guard (against evil)?

[26.125]

Surely I am a faithful apostle to you;

[26.126]

Therefore guard against (the punishment of) Allah and obey me:

[26.127]

And I do not ask you any reward for it; surely my reward 15 only with the Lord of the worlds

[26.128]

Do you build on every height a monument?
Vain is it that you do:

[26.129]
And you make strong fortresses that perhaps you may

[26.130]

And when you lay hands (on men) you lay hands (like) tyrants;

[26.131]
So guard against (the punishment of) Allah and obey me

[26.132]

And be careful of (your duty to) Him Who has given you abundance of what you know.

[26.133]
He has given you abundance of cattle and children

[26.134]

And gardens and fountains;

[26.135]
Surely I fear for you the chastisement of a grievous day

[26.136]

They said: It is the same to us whether you admonish or are not one of the admonishers

[26.137]

This is naught but a custom of the ancients;

[26.138]

And we are not going to be punished.

[26.139]

So they gave him the lie,
then We destroyed them.
Most surely there is a sign in this,
but most of them do not believe.

[26.140]

And most surely your Lord is the Mighty,
the Merciful.

[26.141]
Samood gave the lie to the apostles

[26.142]

When their brother Salih said to them:
Will you not guard (against evil)?

[26.143]
Surely I am a faithful apostle to you

[26.144]

Therefore guard against (the punishment of) Allah and obey me:

[26.145]

And I do not ask you any reward for it;
my reward is only with the Lord of the worlds:

[26.146]

Will you be left secure in what is here;

[26.147]

In gardens and fountains,

[26.148]

And cornfields and palm-trees having fine spadices?

[26.149]

149 And you hew houses out of the mountains exultingly;

[26.150]

150 Therefore guard against (the punishment of) Allah and obey me;

[26.151]

And do not obey the bidding of the extravagant,

[26.152]

Who make mischief in the land and do not act aright.

[26.153]

They said:
You are only of the deluded ones;

[26.154]

You are naught but a mortal like ourselves;
so bring a sign if you are one of the truthful.

[26.155]

He said:
This is a she-camel;
she shall have her portion of water,
and you have your portion of water on an appointed time;

[26.156]

And do not touch her with evil,
lest the punishment of a grievous day should overtake you.

[26.157]

But they hamstrung her,
then regretted;

[26.158]

So the punishment overtook them.
Most surely there is a sign in this,
but most of them do not believe.

[26.159]

And most surely your Lord is the Mighty,
the Merciful.

[26.160]

The people of Lut gave the lie to the apostles.

[26.161]

When their brother Lut said to them:
Will you not guard (against evil)?

[26.162]

Surely I am a faithful apostle to you;

[26.163]

Therefore guard against (the punishment of) Allah and obey me:

[26.164]

And I do not ask you any reward for it;
my reward is only with the Lord of the worlds;

[26.165]

What! do you come to the males from among the creatures

[26.166]

And leave what your Lord has created for you of your wives?
Nay,
you are a people exceeding limits.

[26.167]

They said:
If you desist not,
O Lut!
you shall surely be of those who are expelled.

[26.168]

He said: Surely I am of those who utterly abhor your

[26.169]

My Lord !
deliver me and my followers from what they do.

[26.170]

So We delivered him and his followers all,

[26.171]

Except an old woman,
among those who remained behind.

[26.172]

Then We utterly destroyed the others.

[26.173]

And We rained down upon them a rain,
and evil was the rain on those warned.

[26.174]

Most surely there is a sign in this,
but most of them do not believe.

[26.175]

And most surely your Lord is the Mighty,
the Merciful.

[26.176]

The dwellers of the thicket gave the lie to the apostles.

[26.177]

When Shu'aib said to them:
Will you not guard (against evil)?

[26.178]

Surely I am a faithful apostle to you;

[26.179]

Therefore guard against (the punishment of) Allah and obey me:

[26.180]

And I do not ask you any reward for it,
my reward is only with the Lord of the worlds;

[26.181]

Give a full measure and be not of those who diminish;

[26.182]

And weigh (things) with a right balance,

[26.183]

And do not wrong men of their things,
and do not act corruptly in the earth,
making mischief.

[26.184]

And guard against (the punishment of) Him who created you and the former nations.

[26.185]

They said:
You are only of those deluded;

[26.186]

And you are naught but a mortal like ourselves,
and we know you to be certainly of the liars.

[26.187]

Therefore cause a portion of the heaven to come down upon us,
if you are one of the truthful.

[26.188]

He said:
My Lord knows best what you do.

[26.189]

But they called him a liar,
so the punishment of the day of covering overtook them;
surely it was the punishment of a grievous day.

[26.190]

Most surely there is a sign in this,
but most of them do not believe.

[26.191]

And most surely your Lord is Mighty,
the Merciful.

[26.192]

And most surely this is a revelation from the Lord of the worlds.

[26.193]

The Faithful Spirit has descended with it,

[26.194]
Upon your heart that you may be of the warners

[26.195]

In plain Arabic language.

[26.196]

And most surely the same is in the scriptures of the ancients.

[26.197]

Is it not a sign to them that the learned men of the Israelites know it?

[26.198]
And if we had revealed it to any of the foreigners

[26.199]

So that he should have recited it to them,
they would not have believed therein.

[26.200]

Thus have We caused it to enter into the hearts of the guilty.

[26.201]

They will not believe in it until they see the painful punishment.

[26.202]

And it shall come to them all of a sudden,
while they shall not perceive;

[26.203]

Then they will say:
Shall we be respited?

[26.204]

What!
do they still seek to hasten on Our punishment?

[26.205]

Have you then considered if We let them enjoy themselves for years,

[26.206]

Then there comes to them that with which they are threatened,

[26.207]

That which they were made to enjoy shall not avail them?

[26.208]

And We did not destroy any town but it had (its) warners,

[26.209]

To remind,
and We are never unjust.

[26.210]

And the Shaitans have not come down with it.

[26.211]

And it behoves them not,
and they have not the power to do (it).

[26.212]

Most surely they are far removed from the hearing of it.

[26.213]

So call not upon another god with Allah,
lest you be of those who are punished.

[26.214]

And warn your nearest relations,

[26.215]

And be kind to him who follows you of the believers.

[26.216]

But if they disobey you,
then say:
Surely I am clear of what you do.

[26.217]

And rely on the Mighty,
the Merciful,

[26.218]

Who sees you when you stand up.

[26.219]

And your turning over and over among those who prostrate themselves before Allah.

[26.220]

Surely He is the Hearing,
the Knowing.

[26.221]

Shall I inform you (of him) upon whom the Shaitans descend?

[26.222]

They descend upon every lying,
sinful one,

[26.223]

They incline their ears,
and most of them are liars.

[26.224]

And as to the poets,
those who go astray follow them.

[26.225]

Do you not see that they wander about bewildered in every valley?

[26.226]

And that they say that which they do not do,

[26.227]

Except those who believe and do good and remember Allah much,
and defend themselves after they are oppressed;
and they who act unjustly shall know to what final place of turning they shall turn back.


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