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Shahadaht



The Holy Koran

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Book 68


The Pen

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

[68.1]

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

[68.2]

By the grace of your Lord you are not mad.

[68.3]

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

[68.4]

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

[68.5]

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

[68.6]

Which of you is afflicted with madness.

[68.7]

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

[68.8]

So do not yield to the rejecters.

[68.9]

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

[68.10]
And yield not to any mean swearer

[68.11]

Defamer, going about with slander

[68.12]

Forbidder of good,
outstepping the limits,
sinful,

[68.13]

Ignoble,
besides all that,
base-born;

[68.14]

Because he possesses wealth and sons.

[68.15]

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

[68.16]

We will brand him on the nose.

[68.17]

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,

[68.18]

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

[68.19]

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

[68.20]

So it became as black,
barren land.

[68.21]

And they called out to each other in the morning,

[68.22]

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

[68.23]

So they went,
while they consulted together secretly,

[68.24]

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

[68.25]

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

[68.26]

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

[68.27]

Nay!
we are made to suffer privation.

[68.28]

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

[68.29]

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

[68.30]

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

[68.31]

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

[68.32]

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

[68.33]

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

[68.34]

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

[68.35]

What!
shall We then make (i.
e.
treat) those who submit as the guilty?

[68.36]

What has happened to you?
How do you judge?

[68.37]

Or have you a book wherein you read,

[68.38]

That you have surely therein what you choose?

[68.39]

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?

[68.40]

Ask them which of them will vouch for that,

[68.41]

Or have.
they associates if they are truthful.

[68.42]

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,

[68.43]

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

[68.44]

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

[68.45]

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

[68.46]

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

[68.47]

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

[68.48]

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.

[68.49]

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.

[68.50]

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

[68.51]

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

[68.52]

And it is naught but a reminder to the nations.


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