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
۞ Nun. By the pen and what the scribes write. (1) (Muhammad), you are not insane, thanks to the bounty of your Lord. (2) You will certainly receive a never-ending reward. (3) You have attained a high moral standard. (4) You will see, and they will see, (5) which of you has been afflicted by insanity. (6) Verily your Lord knows those who have gone astray from His path, and He knows those who are guided on the way. (7) Do not, then, yield to those who reject the Truth, decrying it as false; (8) They want you to make concessions to them and then they will reciprocate. (9) And do not yield to any contemptible swearer, (10) [or to] the slanderer that goes about with defaming tales, (11) or to one who places obstacles in the way of good being done or to the wicked transgressor, (12) who is ignoble and besides all that, base-born; (13) It is because he is possessed of wealth and children (14) and whenever Our verses are rehearsed to him, he says: “These are fairy- tales of times gone by.” (15) We shall brand him on the muzzle. (16) We have tried them as We tried the owners of the garden who had sworn that in the morning they would reap it, (17) without adding ("if God wills"). (18) Then a visitation from thy Lord came upon it while they slept (19) and so by morning the orchard lay as though it had been fully harvested. (20) As the morning broke, they called out, one to another,- (21) “Hurry to your orchard if you would gather its fruit.” (22) So they departed, talking in low voices: (23) [Saying], "There will surely not enter it today upon you [any] poor person." (24) And they opened the morning, strong in an (unjust) resolve. (25) Then when they saw it, they said, “We have indeed strayed.” (26) nay, rather we have been robbed!' (27) The most moderate of them said: said I not unto you, wherefore hallow him ye not! (28) They said: hallowed be Our Lord! verily we have been wrong-doers. (29) So they came towards each other, blaming. (30) Said they: O woe to us! surely we were inordinate: (31) It may be that our Lord will give us in exchange a better than it; to our Lord we humbly turn.' (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