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. By the pen and what they inscribe, (1) By your Lord's Grace, you are not afflicted with madness, (2) And lo! thine verily will be a reward unfailing. (3) And thou (standest) on an exalted standard of character. (4) So you shall see, and they (too) shall see, (5) which of you is afflicted with madness. (6) Indeed, your Lord knows very well those who strayed from His Path, and those who are guided. (7) So do not yield to the rejecters. (8) They wish that you would soften [in your position], so they would soften [toward you]. (9) And obey thou not every mean swearer, (10) the backbiter who goes about slandering, (11) Hinderer of the good, transgressor, malefactor (12) Crude, and above all, mean and infamous, (13) Because he is owner of riches and children. (14) That, when Our revelations are recited unto him, he saith: Mere fables of the men of old. (15) We shall brand him on the nose. (16) [As for such sinners,] behold, We [but] try them as We tried the owners of a certain garden who vowed that they would surely harvest its fruit on the morrow, (17) But did not add: "If God may please." (18) A visitor from your Lord circled around the garden during the night while they were asleep (19) and in the morning it was as if it were a garden plucked. (20) In the morning they called out to one another, (21) Saying: "Go to your tilth in the morning, if you would pluck the fruits." (22) So they went off, whispering to one another, (23) "Let no beggar come to the garden". (24) They were resolved to repel the beggars. (25) But as soon as they beheld [the garden and could not recognize] it, they exclaimed, "Surely we have lost our way!" (26) [and then,] "Nay, but we have been rendered destitute!" (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) Then they began to heap reproaches on each other. (30) They said 'Woe to us, truly we were insolent' (31) We hope that our Lord will give us in exchange a better (garden) than this. Truly, we turn to our Lord (wishing for good that He may forgive our sins, and reward us in the Hereafter)." (32) Such is the torment if only they knew that the torment in the life hereafter will certainly be greater. (33)
68 The Pen
Al-Qalam
1 of 2
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1/4 Hizb 57
Juz 29