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The Holy Koran

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Koran Table of Contents

Book 38


Suad

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

[38.1]

Suad,
I swear by the Quran,
full of admonition.

[38.2]

Nay!
those who disbelieve are in self-exaltation and opposition.

[38.3]

How many did We destroy before them of the generations,
then they cried while the time of escaping had passed away.

[38.4]

And they wonder that there has come to them a warner from among themselves,
and the disbelievers say:
This IS an enchanter,
a liar.

[38.5]

What!
makes he the gods a single God?
A strange thing is this,
to be sure!

[38.6]

And the chief persons of them break forth,
saying:
Go and steadily adhere to your gods;
this is most surely a thing sought after.

[38.7]

We never heard of this in the former faith;
this is nothing but a forgery:

[38.8]

Has the reminder been revealed to him from among us?
Nay!
they are in doubt as to My reminder.
Nay!
they have not yet tasted My chastisement!

[38.9]

Or is it that they have the treasures of the mercy of your Lord,
the Mighty,
the great Giver?

[38.10]

Or is it that theirs is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and what is between them? Then let them ascend by any

[38.11]

A host of deserters of the allies shall be here put to flight.

[38.12]

The people of Nuh and Ad,
and Firon,
the lord of spikes,
rejected (apostles) before them.

[38.13]

And Samood and the people of Lut and the dwellers of the thicket;
these were the parties.

[38.14]

There was none of them but called the apostles liars,
so just was My retribution.

[38.15]

Nor do these await aught but a single cry,
there being no delay in it.

[38.16]

And they say:
O our Lord!
hasten on to us our portion before the day of reckoning.

[38.17]

Bear patiently what they say,
and remember Our servant Dawood,
the possessor of power;
surely he was frequent m returning (to Allah).

[38.18]

Surely We made the mountains to sing the glory (of Allah) in unison with him at the evening and the sunrise,

[38.19]

And the birds gathered together;
all joined in singing with him.

[38.20]

And We strengthened his kingdom and We gave him wisdom and a clear judgment.

[38.21]

And has there come to you the story of the litigants,
when they made an entry into the private chamber by ascending over the walls?

[38.22]

When they entered in upon Dawood and he was frightened at them,
they said:
Fear not;
two litigants,
of whom one has acted wrongfully towards the other,
therefore decide between us with justice,
and do not act unjustly,
and guide us to the right way.

[38.23]

Surely this is my brother;
he has ninety-nine ewes and I have a single ewe;
but he said:
Make it over to me,
and he has prevailed against me in discourse.

[38.24]

He said:
Surely he has been unjust to you in demanding your ewe (to add) to his own ewes;
and most surely most of the partners act wrongfully towards one another,
save those who believe and do good,
and very few are they;
and Dawood was sure that We had tried him,
so he sought the protection of his Lord and he fell down bowing and turned time after time (to Him).

[38.25]

Therefore We rectified for him this,
and most surely he had a nearness to Us and an excellent resort.

[38.26]

o Dawood !
surely We have made you a ruler in the land;
so judge between men with justice and do not follow desire,
lest it should lead you astray from the path of Allah;
(as for) those who go astray from the path of Allah,
they shall surely have a severe punishment because they forgot the day of reckoning.

[38.27]

And We did not create the heaven and the earth and what is between them in vain;
that is the opinion of those who disbelieve then woe to those who disbelieve on account of the fire.

[38.28]

Shall We treat those who believe and do good like the mischief-makers in the earth?
Or shall We make those who guard (against evil) like the wicked?

[38.29]

(It is) a Book We have revealed to you abounding in good that they may ponder over its verses,
and that those endowed with understanding may be mindful.

[38.30]

And We gave to Dawood Sulaiman,
most excellent the servant!
Surely he was frequent in returning (to Allah).

[38.31]

When there were brought to him in the evening (horses) still when standing, swift when running--

[38.32]

Then he said:
Surely I preferred the good things to the remembrance of my Lord-- until the sun set and time for Asr prayer was over,
(he said):

[38.33]

Bring them back to me;
so he began to slash (their) legs and necks.

[38.34]

And certainly We tried Sulaiman,
and We put on his throne a (mere) body,
so he turned (to Allah).

[38.35]

He said:
My Lord!
do Thou forgive me and grant me a kingdom which is not fit for (being inherited by) anyone after me;

[38.36]

Then We made the wind subservient to him;
it made his command to run gently wherever he desired,

[38.37]

And the shaitans,
every builder and diver,

[38.38]

And others fettered in chains.

[38.39]

This is Our free gift,
therefore give freely or withhold,
without reckoning.

[38.40]

And most surely he had a nearness to Us and an excellent resort.

[38.41]

And remember Our servant Ayyub,
when he called upon his Lord:
The Shaitan has afflicted me with toil and torment.

[38.42]

Urge with your foot;
here is a cool washing-place and a drink.

[38.43]

And We gave him his family and the like of them with them,
as a mercy from Us,
and as a reminder to those possessed of understanding.

[38.44]

And take in your hand a green branch and beat her with It and do not break your oath;
surely We found him patient;
most excellent the servant!
Surely he was frequent m returning (to Allah).

[38.45]

And remember Our servants Ibrahim and Ishaq and Yaqoub,
men of power and insight.

[38.46]

Surely We purified them by a pure quality,
the keeping m mind of the (final) abode.

[38.47]

And most surely they were with Us,
of the elect,
the best.

[38.48]

And remember Ismail and Al-Yasha and Zulkifl;
and they were all of the best.

[38.49]

This is a reminder;
and most surely there is an excellent resort for those who guard (against evil),

[38.50]

The gardens of perpetuity,
the doors are opened for them.

[38.51]

Reclining therein,
calling therein for many fruits and drink.

[38.52]

And with them shall be those restraining their eyes,
equals in age.

[38.53]

This is what you are promised for the day of reckoning.

[38.54]

Most surely this is Our sustenance;
it shall never come to an end;

[38.55]

This (shall be so);
and most surely there is an evil resort for the inordinate ones;

[38.56]

Hell;
they shall enter it,
so evil is the resting-place.

[38.57]

This (shall be so);
so let them taste it,
boiling and intensely cold (drink).

[38.58]

And other (punishment) of the same kind-- of various sorts.

[38.59]

This is an army plunging in without consideration along with you;
no welcome for them,
surely they shall enter fire.

[38.60]

They shall say:
Nay!
you-- no welcome to you:
you did proffer it to us,
so evil is the resting-place.

[38.61]

They shall say:
Our Lord!
whoever prepared it first for us,
add Thou to him a double chastisement in the fire.

[38.62]

And they shall say:
What is the matter with us that we do not see men whom we used to count among the vicious?

[38.63]

Was it that we (only) took them in scorn,
or have our eyes (now) turned aside from them?

[38.64]

That most surely is the truth:
the contending one with another of the inmates of the fire.

[38.65]

Say:
I am only a warner,
and there is no god but Allah,
the One,
the Subduer (of all):

[38.66]

The Lord of the heavens and the earth and what is between them,
the Mighty,
the most Forgiving.

[38.67]

Say:
It is a message of importance,

[38.68]

(And) you are turning aside from it:

[38.69]

1 had no knowledge of the exalted chiefs when they contended:

[38.70]

Naught is revealed to me save that I am a plain warner.

[38.71]

When your Lord said to the angels;
Surely I am going to create a mortal from dust:

[38.72]

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

[38.73]

And the angels did obeisance,
all of them,

[38.74]

But not Iblis:
he was proud and he was one of the unbelievers.

[38.75]

He said:
O Iblis!
what prevented you that you should do obeisance to him whom I created with My two hands?
Are you proud or are you of the exalted ones?

[38.76]

He said:
I am better than he;
Thou hast created me of fire,
and him Thou didst create of dust.

[38.77]

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

[38.78]

And surely My curse is on you to the day of judgment.

[38.79]

He said:
My Lord!
then respite me to the day that they are raised.

[38.80]

He said:
Surely you are of the respited ones,

[38.81]

Till the period of the time made known.

[38.82]

He said:
Then by Thy Might I will surely make them live an evil life,
all,

[38.83]

Except Thy servants from among them,
the purified ones.

[38.84]

He said:
The truth then is and the truth do I speak:

[38.85]

That I will most certainly fill hell with you and with those among them who follow you,
all.

[38.86]

Say:
I do not ask you for any reward for it;
nor am I of those who affect:

[38.87]

It is nothing but a reminder to the nations;

[38.88]

And most certainly you will come to know about it after a time.


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