39 The Throngs
Al-Zumer
3 of 8
Juz 23
What! is he whose heart Allah has opened for Islam so that he is in a light from his Lord (like the hard-hearted)? Nay, woe to those whose hearts are hard against the remembrance of Allah; those are in clear error. (22) God has sent down the very best discourse, the Book conformable in its juxtapositions, which makes all of those who fear their Lord, shudder. So their hearts and bodies become receptive to the remembrance of God. This is the guidance of God with which He guides whosoever He will; but whosoever God allows to go astray has none to show him the way. (23) Could, then, one who shall have nothing but is [bare] face to protect him from the awful suffering [that will befall him] on Resurrection Day [be likened to the God-conscious]? [On that Day,] the evildoers will be told: "Taste [now] what you have earned [in life]!" (24) Those before them had denied, therefore the punishment came to them from a place they did not know. (25) so God let them taste degradation in this present life; and the chastisement of the world to come is assuredly greater, did they but know. (26) And indeed We have put forth for men, in this Quran every kind of similitude in order that they may remember. (27) It is an Arabic Koran free from all crookedness, in order that they will be cautious. (28) Allah illustrates an example “A man having several wicked masters as partners, and another man belonging wholly to just one master; are the two equal in comparison?” All praise is to Allah; in fact, most among them do not know. (29) Verily you will die, and so will they. (30) and, then on the Day of Resurrection you shall place your dispute before your Sustainer. (31)
39 The Throngs
Al-Zumer
3 of 8
Juz 23