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The Holy Koran

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Koran Table of Contents

Book 37


The Rangers

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

[37.1]
I swear by those who draw themselves out in ranks

[37.2]

Then those who drive away with reproof,

[37.3]

Then those who recite,
being mindful,

[37.4]

Most surely your God is One:

[37.5]

The Lord of the heavens and the earth and what is between them,
and Lord of the easts.

[37.6]

Surely We have adorned the nearest heaven with an adornment,
the stars,

[37.7]

And (there is) a safeguard against every rebellious Shaitan.

[37.8]

They cannot listen to the exalted assembly and they are thrown at from every side,

[37.9]

Being driven off,
and for them is a perpetual chastisement,

[37.10]

Except him who snatches off but once,
then there follows him a brightly shining flame.

[37.11]

Then ask them whether they are stronger in creation or those (others) whom We have created.
Surely We created them of firm clay.

[37.12]

Nay!
you wonder while they mock,

[37.13]

And when they are reminded,
they mind not,

[37.14]

And when they see a sign they incite one another to scoff,

[37.15]

And they say:
This is nothing but clear magic:

[37.16]

What!
when we are dead and have become dust and bones,
shall we then certainly be raised,

[37.17]

Or our fathers of yore?

[37.18]

Say:
Aye!
and you shall be abject.

[37.19]

So it shall only be a single cry,
when lo!
they shall see.

[37.20]

And they shall say:
O woe to us!
this is the day of requital.

[37.21]

This is the day of the judgment which you called a lie.

[37.22]

Gather together those who were unjust and their associates, and what they used to worship

[37.23]

Besides Allah,
then lead them to the way to hell.

[37.24]

And stop them,
for they shall be questioned:

[37.25]

What is the matter with you that you do not help each other?

[37.26]

Nay!
on that day they shall be submissive.

[37.27]

And some of them shall advance towards others,
questioning each other.

[37.28]

They shall say:
Surely you used to come to us from the right side.

[37.29]

They shall say:
Nay,
you (yourselves) were not believers;

[37.30]

And we had no authority over you,
but you were an inordinate people;

[37.31]

So the sentence of our Lord has come to pass against us:
(now) we shall surely taste;

[37.32]

So we led you astray,
for we ourselves were erring.

[37.33]

So they shall on that day be sharers in the chastisement one with another.

[37.34]

Surely thus do We deal with the guilty.

[37.35]

Surely they used to behave proudly when it was said to them:
There is no god but Allah;

[37.36]

And to say:
What!
shall we indeed give up our gods for the sake of a mad poet?

[37.37]

Nay:
he has come with the truth and verified the apostles.

[37.38]

Most surely you will taste the painful punishment.

[37.39]

And you shall not be rewarded except (for) what you did.

[37.40]

Save the servants of Allah,
the purified ones.

[37.41]

For them is a known sustenance,

[37.42]

Fruits,
and they shall be highly honored,

[37.43]

In gardens of pleasure,

[37.44]

On thrones,
facing each other.

[37.45]

A bowl shall be made to go round them from water running out of springs,

[37.46]

White,
delicious to those who drink.

[37.47]

There shall be no trouble in it,
nor shall they be exhausted therewith.

[37.48]

And with them shall be those who restrain the eyes,
having beautiful eyes;

[37.49]

As if they were eggs carefully protected.

[37.50]

Then shall some of them advance to others,
questioning each other.

[37.51]

A speaker from among them shall say:
Surely I had a comrade of mine,

[37.52]

Who said:
What!
are you indeed of those who accept (the truth)?

[37.53]

What!
when we are dead and have become dust and bones,
shall we then be certainly brought to judgment?

[37.54]

He shall say:
Will you look on?

[37.55]

Then he looked down and saw him in the midst of hell.

[37.56]

He shall say:
By Allah!
you had almost caused me to perish;

[37.57]

And had it not been for the favor of my Lord,
I would certainly have been among those brought up.

[37.58]

Is it then that we are not going to die,

[37.59]

Except our previous death?
And we shall not be chastised?

[37.60]

Most surely this is the mighty achievement.

[37.61]

For the like of this then let the workers work.

[37.62]

Is this better as an entertainment or the tree of Zaqqum?

[37.63]

Surely We have made it to be a trial to the unjust.

[37.64]

Surely it is a tree that-grows in the bottom of the hell;

[37.65]

Its produce is as it were the heads of the serpents.

[37.66]

Then most surely they shall eat of it and fill (their) bellies with it.

[37.67]

Then most surely they shall have after it to drink of a mixture prepared in boiling water.

[37.68]

Then most surely their return shall be to hell.

[37.69]

Surely they found their fathers going astray,

[37.70]

So in their footsteps they are being hastened on.

[37.71]

And certainly most of the ancients went astray before them,

[37.72]

And certainly We sent among them warners.

[37.73]

Then see how was the end of those warned,

[37.74]

Except the servants of Allah,
the purified ones.

[37.75]

And Nuh did certainly call upon Us,
and most excellent answerer of prayer are We.

[37.76]

And We delivered him and his followers from the mighty distress.

[37.77]

And We made his offspring the survivors.

[37.78]

And We perpetuated to him (praise) among the later generations.

[37.79]

Peace and salutation to Nuh among the nations.

[37.80]

Thus do We surely reward the doers of good.

[37.81]

Surely he was of Our believing servants.

[37.82]
Then We drowned the others

[37.83]

And most surely Ibrahim followed his way.

[37.84]

When he came to his Lord with a free heart,

[37.85]

When he said to his father and his people:
What is it that you worship?

[37.86]

A lie-- gods besides Allah-- do you desire?

[37.87]

What is then your idea about the Lord of the worlds?

[37.88]

Then he looked at the stars,
looking up once,

[37.89]

Then he said:
Surely I am sick (of your worshipping these).

[37.90]

So they went away from him,
turning back.

[37.91]

Then he turned aside to their gods secretly and said:
What!
do you not eat?

[37.92]

What is the matter with you that you do not speak?

[37.93]

Then he turned against them secretly,
smiting them with the right hand.

[37.94]

So they (people) advanced towards him,
hastening.

[37.95]

Said he:
What!
do you worship what you hew out?

[37.96]

And Allah has created you and what you make.

[37.97]

They said:
Build for him a furnace,
then cast him into the burning fire.

[37.98]

And they desired a war against him,
but We brought them low.

[37.99]

And he said:
Surely I fly to my lord;
He will guide me.

[37.100]

My Lord!
grant me of the doers of good deeds.

[37.101]

So We gave him the good news of a boy,
possessing forbearance.

[37.102]

And when he attained to working with him,
he said:
O my son!
surely I have seen in a dream that I should sacrifice you;
consider then what you see.
He said:
O my father!
do what you are commanded;
if Allah please,
you will find me of the patient ones.

[37.103]

So when they both submitted and he threw him down upon his forehead,

[37.104]

And We called out to him saying:
O Ibrahim!

[37.105]

You have indeed shown the truth of the vision;
surely thus do We reward the doers of good:

[37.106]

Most surely this is a manifest trial.

[37.107]

And We ransomed him with a Feat sacrifice.

[37.108]

And We perpetuated (praise) to him among the later generations.

[37.109]

Peace be on Ibrahim.

[37.110]

Thus do We reward the doers of good.

[37.111]

Surely he was one of Our believing servants.

[37.112]

And We gave him the good news of Ishaq,
a prophet among the good ones.

[37.113]

And We showered Our blessings on him and on Ishaq;
and of their offspring are the doers of good,
and (also) those who are clearly unjust to their own souls.

[37.114]

And certainly We conferred a favor on Musa and Haroun.

[37.115]

And We delivered them both and their people from the mighty distress.

[37.116]

And We helped them,
so they were the vanquishers.

[37.117]

And We gave them both the Book that made (things) clear.

[37.118]

And We guided them both on the right way.

[37.119]

And We perpetuated (praise) to them among the later generations.

[37.120]

Peace be on Musa and Haroun.

[37.121]

Even thus do We reward the doers of good.

[37.122]

Surely they were both of Our believing servants.

[37.123]

And Ilyas was most surely of the apostles.

[37.124]

When he said to his people:
Do you not guard (against evil)?

[37.125]

What!
do you call upon Ba'l and forsake the best of the creators,

[37.126]

Allah,
your Lord and the Lord of your fathers of yore?

[37.127]

But they called him a liar,
therefore they shall most surely be brought up.

[37.128]

But not the servants of Allah,
the purified ones.

[37.129]

And We perpetuated to him (praise) among the later generations.

[37.130]

Peace be on Ilyas.

[37.131]

Even thus do We reward the doers of good.

[37.132]

Surely he was one of Our believing servants.

[37.133]

And Lut was most surely of the apostles.

[37.134]

When We delivered him and his followers, all--

[37.135]

Except an old woman (who was) amongst those who tarried.

[37.136]

Then We destroyed the others.

[37.137]

And most surely you pass by them in the morning,

[37.138]

And at night;
do you not then understand?

[37.139]

And Yunus was most surely of the apostles.

[37.140]

When he ran away to a ship completely laden,

[37.141]

So he shared (with them),
but was of those who are cast off.

[37.142]
So the fish swallowed him while he did that for which he blamed himself

[37.143]

But had it not been that he was of those who glorify (Us),

[37.144]

He would certainly have tarried in its belly to the day when they are raised.

[37.145]

Then We cast him on to the vacant surface of the earth while he was sick.

[37.146]

And We caused to grow up for him a gourdplant.

[37.147]

And We sent him to a hundred thousand,
rather they exceeded.

[37.148]

And they believed,
so We gave them provision till a time.

[37.149]

Then ask them whether your Lord has daughters and they have sons.

[37.150]

Or did We create the angels females while they were witnesses?

[37.151]

Now surely it is of their own lie that they say:

[37.152]

Allah has begotten;
and most surely they are liars.

[37.153]

Has He chosen daughters in preference to sons?

[37.154]

What is the matter with you,
how is it that you judge?

[37.155]

Will you not then mind?

[37.156]

Or have you a clear authority?

[37.157]

Then bring your book,
if you are truthful.

[37.158]

And they assert a relationship between Him and the jinn;
and certainly the jinn do know that they shall surely be brought up;

[37.159]

Glory be to Allah (for freedom) from what they describe;

[37.160]

But not so the servants of Allah,
the purified ones.

[37.161]

So surely you and what you worship,

[37.162]

Not against Him can you cause (any) to fall into trial,

[37.163]

Save him who will go to hell.

[37.164]

And there is none of us but has an assigned place,

[37.165]

And most surely we are they who draw themselves out in ranks,

[37.166]

And we are most surely they who declare the glory (of Allah).

[37.167]

And surely they used to say:

[37.168]

Had we a reminder from those of yore,

[37.169]

We would certainly have been the servants of Allah-- the purified ones.

[37.170]

But (now) they disbelieve in it,
so they will come to know.

[37.171]

And certainly Our word has already gone forth in respect of Our servants,
the apostles:

[37.172]
Most surely they shall be the assisted ones

[37.173]

And most surely Our host alone shall be the victorious ones.

[37.174]

Therefore turn away from them till a time,

[37.175]

And (then) see them,
so they too shall see.

[37.176]

What!
would they then hasten on Our chastisement?

[37.177]

But when it shall descend in their court,
evil shall then be the morning of the warned ones.

[37.178]
And turn away from them till a time

[37.179]

And (then) see,
for they too shall see.

[37.180]

Glory be to your Lord,
the Lord of Honor,
above what they describe.

[37.181]

And peace be on the apostles.

[37.182]

And all praise is due to Allah,
the Lord of the worlds.


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