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, most benevolent, ever-merciful
۞ Nun. By the pen and by what you write, (1) (Muhammad), you are not insane, thanks to the bounty of your Lord. (2) And indeed for you is an unlimited reward. (3) surely thou art upon a mighty morality. (4) So very soon, you will see and they too will realise (5) which of you is the demented. (6) Your Lord knows best who has fallen by the wayside, and who has remained on the true path. (7) So obey thou not those who cry lies. (8) they would wish you to be pliant so that they too may be pliant. (9) And do not obey every mean swearer, (10) A defamer, spreader abroad of slander. (11) hinderer of good, guilty aggressor, coarse-grained, (12) Crude, and above all, mean and infamous, (13) Simply because he possesses wealth and children. (14) When you recite Our revelations to him, he says: "These are fables of long ago." (15) We shall brand him upon the muzzle! (16) Lo! We have tried them as We tried the owners of the garden when they vowed that they would pluck its fruit next morning, (17) Without saying: Insha' Allah (If Allah will). (18) A calamity from your Lord befell the orchard as they slept. (19) So the (garden) became, by the morning, like a dark and desolate spot, (whose fruit had been gathered). (20) So they called out to each other at the break of dawn, (21) 'Come out to your tillage if you want to reap' (22) And so they departed, whispering to one another: (23) "Indeed, no needy person shall enter it today [and come] upon you [unawares,]" (24) And they went out early, determined in their resolve. (25) But when they saw it, they said: Lo! we are in error! (26) “In fact, we are unfortunate.” (27) The best of them said: Did I not say to you, Why do you not glorify (Allah)? (28) They said, "Exalted is our Lord! Indeed, we were wrongdoers." (29) Then some of them advanced against others, blaming each other. (30) They said 'Woe to us, truly we were insolent' (31) Perhaps our Lord will substitute for us [one] better than it. Indeed, we are toward our Lord desirous." (32) Such is Our chastisement; and the punishment of the Hereafter will be greater, if only they knew! (33)
68 The Pen
Al-Qalam
1 of 2
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1/4 Hizb 57
Juz 29