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 Merciful, the Compassionate
۞ Noon. I swear by the pen and what the angels write, (1) you are not, because of the favor of your Lord, mad. (2) You will certainly receive a never-ending reward. (3) And most surely you conform (yourself) to sublime morality. (4) So you shall see, and they (too) shall see, (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) Do not yield to those who reject the Truth. (8) They wish that thou shouldst compromise, then they would compromise. (9) Heed not the type of despicable men,- ready with oaths, (10) The excessively insulting one, spreader of spite. (11) One who excessively forbids the good, transgressor, sinner. (12) Crude, and above all, mean and infamous, (13) just because he has wealth and sons, (14) When Our communications are recited to him, he says: Stories of those of yore. (15) [For this] We shall brand him with indelible disgrace! (16) We have indeed tested them the way We had tested the owners of the garden when they swore that they would reap its harvest the next morning. (17) without saying, "If it be God's will." (18) Then a calamity from your Lord fell upon it, but they remained fast asleep. (19) so that by the morrow it became barren and bleak. (20) Then they cried out unto each other in the morning. (21) "Go early to your tilth if you want to harvest the fruit!" (22) So they departed, conversing in secret low tones, (saying)- (23) 'No needy person shall set foot in it today' (24) And they left at early morn, assuming they were in control of their purpose. (25) But when they saw it, they said: Lo! we are in error! (26) (No, we are not lost.) In fact, we have been deprived of everything". (27) The best among them said: "Did I not tell you: why do you not say: Insha' Allah (If Allah will)." (28) They said: hallowed be Our Lord! verily we have been wrong-doers. (29) So they came towards each other, blaming. (30) They said, "O woe to us; indeed we were transgressors. (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 chastisement; and the chastisement of the world to come, is assuredly greater, did they but know. (33)
68 The Pen
Al-Qalam
1 of 2
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1/4 Hizb 57
Juz 29