83 The Cheaters
Al-Mutaffifeen
Juz 30
The Cheaters (Al-Mutaffifeen)
36 verses, revealed in Mecca after The Spider (Al-Ankaboot) before The Heifer (Al-Baqarah)
In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
WOE UNTO THOSE who give short measure: (1) those who demand a full measure from others (2) But when they measure out to others or weigh out for them, they are deficient. (3) What! Do they not expect that they will be raised? (4) [and called to account] on an awesome Day (5) the Day when people will stand before the Lord of the Worlds? (6) Nay! most surely the record of the wicked is in the Sijjin. (7) And how would you know what the Record of the prison-house is? (8) A record of misdeeds written. (9) Ruin is for the deniers on that day! (10) Those who deny the Day of Judgment (11) None denies it but the sinful transgressors. (12) who, when Our verses are recited to him, says: “Mere tales of olden times!” (13) No indeed! The truth is that their hearts have become rusted on account of their evil deeds. (14) No indeed! On that Day they will be screened off from seeing their Lord, (15) then they shall enter the Fire of Hell, (16) Then, it will be said to them: "This is what you used to deny!" (17) But, the Book of the righteous is in the 'Illiyoon. (18) Ah, what will convey unto thee what 'Illiyin is! - (19) It is a comprehensively written Book (of records). (20) To which bear witness those nearest (to Allah, i.e. the angels). (21) The virtuous will live in bliss, (22) (reclining) upon couches they will gaze, (23) You shall see upon their faces the glow of bliss. (24) They will be given pure wine to drink, which is kept preserved, sealed. (25) its seal is musk, for this let the competitors compete; (26) a wine tempered with the waters of Tasnim, (27) A fountain from which only they who are honoured drink. (28) The sinners laughed at the believers (29) When passing by them, they would wink at one another (30) and, on returning to their people, boast about what they had done. (31) And when they saw them, they said: Most surely these are in error; (32) Yet they were not sent to be their guardians. (33) But on the Day [of Judgment,] they who had attained to faith will [be able to] laugh at the [erstwhile] deniers of the truth: (34) Regarding them from their cushioned seats. (35) The infidels have indeed been rewarded for that which they had been doing. (36)
True are the words of Allah the Almighty.
End of Surah: The Cheaters (Al-Mutaffifeen). Sent down in Mecca after The Spider (Al-Ankaboot) before The Heifer (Al-Baqarah)
83 The Cheaters
Al-Mutaffifeen
Juz 30