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 Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
۞ Nuun* by oath of the pen and by oath of what is written by it. (Alphabet of the Arabic language; Allah and to whomever He reveals, know their precise meanings.) (1) You are not, [O Muhammad], by the favor of your Lord, a madman. (2) Most surely, you will have a never ending reward. (3) For you are truly of a sublime character. (4) So you will see, and they will realise, (5) Which of you is afflicted with madness. (6) Verily your Lord knows those who have gone astray from His path, and He knows those who are guided on the way. (7) So hearken not to those who deny (the Truth). (8) They want you to make concessions to them and then they will reciprocate. (9) And do not yield to any contemptible swearer, (10) back-biting, gossiping, (11) hinderer of good, guilty aggressor, coarse-grained, (12) Ignoble, besides all that, base-born; (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 will brand him upon the snout. (16) Indeed, We have tried them as We tried the companions of the garden, when they swore to cut its fruit in the [early] morning (17) And they made not the exception. (18) whereupon a visitation for thy Sustainer came upon that [garden] while they were asleep, (19) and so by morning the orchard lay as though it had been fully harvested. (20) In the morning they called to one another, (21) 'Come forth betimes upon your tillage, if you would pluck!' (22) So they set out, while lowering their voices, (23) "Let no beggar come to the garden". (24) And they went out early, determined in their resolve. (25) But when they saw it, they said, "Indeed, we are lost; (26) nay, rather we have been robbed!' (27) The best among them said, “Did I not tell you, ‘Why do you not proclaim His purity?’” (28) They said: Glorified be our Lord! Lo! 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) Belike our Lord may exchange for us better garden than this; verily we are unto our Lord beseechers. (32) Such is the punishment (in this life), but truly, the punishment of the Hereafter is greater, if they but knew. (33)
68 The Pen
Al-Qalam
1 of 2
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1/4 Hizb 57
Juz 29