68 The Pen
Al-Qalam
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1/4 Hizb 57
Juz 29
The Pen (Al-Qalam)
52 verses, revealed in Mecca after The Embryo (Al-Alaq) before Unknown Person (Al-Muzzammil)
In the name of God, The Most Gracious, The Dispenser of Grace
۞ Noon. By the Pen and that (the angels) write, (1) By the grace of your Lord you are not mad. (2) And indeed for you is an unlimited reward. (3) And verily, you (O Muhammad SAW) are on an exalted standard of character. (4) So very soon, you will see and they too will realise (5) Which of you is afflicted with madness. (6) Verily thy Lord! He is the best Knower of him who strayeth from His path, and He is the best Knower of the guided one. (7) Then do not obey the deniers. (8) They wish that in some way you may yield, so they too might soften their stand. (9) Neither obey thou each feeble oath-monger, (10) Defamer, going about with slander (11) Hinderer of the good, trespasser; sinner. (12) Gross, and therewithal ignoble. (13) Because he possesses wealth and sons. (14) When Our verses are recited to him, he says: 'They are but fairytales of the ancients' (15) We shall brand him on his nose. (16) Verily, We have tried them as We tried the people of the garden, when they swore to pluck the fruits of the (garden) in the morning, (17) without adding ("if God wills"). (18) A visitor from your Lord circled around the garden during the night while they were asleep (19) and so by morning the orchard lay as though it had been fully harvested. (20) At daybreak they called out to one another: (21) Saying: Run unto your field if ye would pluck (the fruit). (22) So they departed, conversing in secret low tones (saying), (23) "Let no beggar come to the garden". (24) and early they went, strongly bent upon their purpose. (25) But when they saw the (garden), they said: "Verily, we have gone astray," (26) [and then,] "Nay, but we have been rendered destitute!" (27) Said the most right-minded among them: "Did I not tell you, 'Will you not extol God's limitless glory?'" (28) 'Exaltations to Allah, our Lord' they said, 'We were truly harmdoers' (29) Then they turned, one against another, in reproach. (30) [In the end] they said: "Oh, woe unto us! Verily, we did behave outrageously! (31) "It may be that our Lord will give us in exchange a better (garden) than this: for we do turn to Him (in repentance)!" (32) SUCH is the suffering [with which We try some people in this world]; but greater by far will be the suffering [which sinners shall have to bear] in the life to come - if they but knew it! (33)
68 The Pen
Al-Qalam
1 of 2
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1/4 Hizb 57
Juz 29