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 Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
۞ NUN. I CALL to witness the pen and what they inscribe, (1) Thou art not, by thy Sustainer's grace, a madman! (2) and surely yours shall be a never-ending reward, (3) You have attained a high moral standard. (4) So you will see, and they will realise, (5) which of you is a prey to madness. (6) Indeed, your Lord knows very well those who strayed from His Path, and those who are guided. (7) Therefore, do not obey those who belie, (8) Their desire is that thou shouldst be pliant: so would they be pliant. (9) Nor ever listen to any excessive oath maker, ignoble person. (10) or to any defamer or one who spreads slander, (11) Hinderer of the good, transgressor, sinful, (12) Ignoble, besides all that, base-born; (13) just because he has 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 the muzzle. (16) Now We have tried them, even as We tried the owners of the garden when they swore they would pluck in the morning (17) without saying, "If it be God's will." (18) Thereupon a calamity from your Lord passed over it while they were asleep, (19) So the (garden) became black by the morning, like a pitch dark night (in complete ruins). (20) And they called out to each other in the morning, (21) "Go early to your farms, if you want to pluck the fruits". (22) So they departed, whispering together, (23) "Let not a single indigent person break in upon you into the (garden) this day." (24) They went betimes, strong in (this) purpose. (25) But when they saw it, they said, 'Surely we are gone astray; (26) Nay, but we are desolate! (27) The more upright of the two said, "Did I not bid you to glorify God?" (28) They said: hallowed be Our Lord! verily we have been wrong-doers. (29) So they came towards each other, blaming. (30) They said: Alas for us! In truth we were outrageous. (31) Belike our Lord may exchange for us better garden than this; verily we are unto our Lord beseechers. (32) Such is the chastisement, and certainly the chastisement of the hereafter is greater, did they but know! (33)
68 The Pen
Al-Qalam
1 of 2
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1/4 Hizb 57
Juz 29