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THE FOLLOWING chapter is arranged in twelve sections and consist of 110 Meccan verses. However verse 28 and verses 83-101 on Double Horns (XI) date from the Madinese period. It was revealed after The Pall 88 and before Bees 16, and it forms a series of narratives in the manner of Joseph's story in Chapter 12 and Stories 28. The chief narration concerns the so-called "Sleepers in the Cave" who are mentioned in Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (ch. XXXIII, end) which that historian calls a legend. These sleepers were young men who were persecuted because they did not want to become associators or to worship other deities or idols. It is clear this is an allegory and that their number does not matter. It apparently refers to the difficulties of belief within the Christian church during its early centuries. This story is important since it shows how religions previous to Islam had become corrupted, and how some early Christians resisted such ideas. Towards the end, Moses' mystic journey after Truth is related (IX-X). Double Horns may give the story of Alexander the Great which interested the Middle East as much as it did medieval Europe (XI), Most of this is allegorical, as we are clearly told at the end of the story of the Sleepers, and it should not be taken too literally; the collection of tales merely provides us with a running commentary on significant events. Other sections deal with the sin of association, the virtue of tolerance, Hell and Heaven (IV), and charming parables like the Grateful and Ungrateful Farmers (V); Rain from Heaven (VI); and Diabolis' meeting with Adam (VIL). It ends with the little gem called "The Words of the Lord" (XII). As a whole the style resembles that of Chapter 71 on Noah (SEE Introduction to Chapter 72 Sprites on the allegorical style). Pickthall's explanation in his introduction to this chapter is also clear and easy to read. In the name of God, the Mercy-giving, the Merciful! (I)
Al-Ĥamdu Lillahi Al-Ladhī 'Anzala `Alá `Abdihi Al-Kitāba Wa Lam Yaj`al Llahu `Iwajā    018-001* Praise be to God, Who has sent down the Book for His servants and has placed no distortion in it; ‌‌‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‌
Qayyimāan Liyundhira Ba'sāan Shadīdāan Min Ladunhu Wa Yubashshira Al-Mu'uminīna Al-Ladhīna Ya`malūna Aş-Şāliĥāti 'Anna Lahum 'Ajan Ĥasanāan    018-002* [it is] straightforward, so He may warn about serious violence from Himself and give good news to believers who perform honorable deeds. they will have a handsome wage, ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‍ ‌‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌
Mākithīna Fīhi 'Abadāan    018-003* to bask in it for ever and ever. ‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‌
Wa Yundhira Al-Ladhīna Qālū Attakhadha Al-Lahu Waladāan    018-004* He warns those who say: "God has adopted a son." ‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍ ‌‌
Mmā Lahum Bihi Min `Ilmin Wa Lā Li'ābā'ihim ۚ Kaburat Kalimatan Takhruju Min 'Afwāhihim ۚ 'In Yaqūlūna 'Illā Kadhibāan    018-005* They have no knowledge about it, nor did their forefathers have any either. It is too serious a statement to come out of their mouths: they are merely telling a lie! ‍‍‍‍‌ ‍ ‍‍‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‍‍‍ ۚ ‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‌‌ ۚ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‌ ‌
Fala`allaka Bākhi`un Nafsaka `Alá 'Āthārihim 'In Lam Yu'uminū Bihadhā Al-Ĥadīthi 'Asafāan    018-006* Perhaps you will fret yourself to death checking up on them, worrying lest they will not believe this report. ‌ ‍‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‌
'Innā Ja`alnā Mā `Alá Al-'Arđi Zīnatan Lahā Linabluwahum 'Ayyuhum 'Aĥsanu `Amalāan    018-007* We have placed whatever is on earth as an ornament for it so We may test them as to which one is best in action; ‍‍‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‍ ‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‌
Wa 'Innā Lajā`ilūna Mā `Alayhā Şa`īdāan Juruan    018-008* and We shall turn anything on it into a barren wasteland.
The Sleepers in the Cave
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'Am Ĥasibta 'Anna 'Aşĥāba Al-Kahfi Wa Ar-Raqīmi Kānū Min 'Āyātinā `Ajabāan    018-009* Have you considered how the Companions in the Cave and with the Tablet were such marvellous signs of Ours? ‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‌ ‍ ‌‌
'Idh 'Awá Al-Fityatu 'Ilá Al-Kahfi Faqālū Rabbanā 'Ātinā Min Ladunka Raĥmatan Wa Hayyi' Lanā Min 'Amrinā Rashadāan    018-010* Thus the youths sought shelter in the Cave, and said: "Our Lord, grant us mercy from Your presence and furnish us with some direction in our affair." ‌‌ ‌‌‌‌ ‌‌ ‍‍‌ ‌‍‌ ‌‌ ‍ ‍‍ ‌‍ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‍‌ ‌‍
Fađarabnā `Alá 'Ādhānihim Al-Kahfi Sinīna `Adadāan    018-011* We struck them with drowsiness in the Cave for several years; ‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‌ ‌‌‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‌‌
Thumma Ba`athnāhum Lina`lama 'Ayyu Al-Ĥizbayni 'Aĥşá Limā Labithū 'Amadāan    018-012* then We awakened them again so We might know which of the two parties would best calculate how long a stretch they had remained [there]. (II) ‌‍‍‍‍‌ ‌ ‍‌ ‌‌
Naĥnu Naquşşu `Alayka Naba'ahum Bil-Ĥaqqi ۚ 'Innahum Fityatun 'Āmanū Birabbihim Wa Zidnāhum Hudáan    018-013* We shall relate their story to you correctly: They were young men who believed in their Lord, and We gave them extra guidance. ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍ۚ‍‍ ‌‌ ‌‌ ‍ ‌‌ ‌‌
Wa Rabaţnā `Alá Qulūbihim 'Idh Qāmū Faqālū Rabbunā Rabbu As-Samāwāti Wa Al-'Arđi Lan Nad`uwa Min Dūnihi 'Ilahāan ۖ Laqad Qulnā 'Idhāan Shaţaţāan    018-014* We strengthened their hearts when they stood up and said: "Our Lord is Lord of
Heaven and Earth. We will never appeal to any deity except Him; should we say [such a thing], then it would be an outrage.
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Hā'uulā' Qawmunā Attakhadhū Min Dūnihi 'Ālihatan ۖ Lawlā Ya'tūna `Alayhim Bisulţānin Bayyinin ۖ Faman 'Ažlamu Mimmani Aftará `Alá Al-Lahi Kadhibāan    018-015* These people of ours have adopted other gods besides Him. If they would only bring some clear authority to support them!" Who is more in the wrong than someone who invents a lie about God? ‍‍‌‌‌ ‍‌ ‍‍‍‌‌ ‍‌ ‌‌ ‌ ۖ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‌ۖ ‌‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‌ ‌ ‍ ‌
Wa 'Idh A`tazaltumūhum Wa Mā Ya`budūna 'Illā Al-Laha Fa'wū 'Ilá Al-Kahfi Yanshur Lakum Rabbukum Min Raĥmatihi Wa Yuhayyi' Lakum Min 'Amrikum Mirfaqāan    018-016* When you withdraw from them and whatever they serve instead of God, then seek shelter in the Cave. Your Lord will spread some of His mercy over you and make fitting arrangements for you in your affair. ‌‌‌ ‌‌ ‍‍‌ ‌‌ ‍ ‌‌ ‌‌ ‍‍‍‌ ‌‍ ‌‍ ‍‍‌ ‌ ‍ ‌‍‍‍
Wa Tará Ash-Shamsa 'Idhā Ţala`at Tazāwaru `An Kahfihim Dhāta Al-Yamīni Wa 'Idhā Gharabat Taqriđuhum Dhāta Ash-Shimāli Wa Hum Fī Fajwatin Minhu ۚ Dhālika Min 'Āyāti Al-Lahi ۗ Man Yahdi Al-Lahu Fahuwa Al-Muhtadi ۖ Wa Man Yuđlil Falan Tajida Lahu Walīyāan Murshidāan    018-017* You should have seen how the sun as it rose, swerved away from their Cave toward the right; and as it set, slanted off toward the left of them, while they lay in a space in between. That was one of God's signs. Anyone whom God guides, remains guided; while anyone He lets go astray will never find any patron to set him straight. (III) ‌‌ ‍ ‌‌‌‌ ‍‍ ‌‌‌‌ ‍‌‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‌‌‌‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍ۚ ‌ ‍‌ ‌‍‍‍ ۗ‍ ‌ ۖ ‌‍‍‍‍ ‍‌ ‌ ‌‌‌ ‌‌
Wa Taĥsabuhum 'Ayqāžāan Wa Hum Ruqūdun ۚ Wa Nuqallibuhum Dhāta Al-Yamīni Wa Dhāta Ash-Shimāli ۖ Wa Kalbuhum Bāsiţun Dhi`ayhi Bil-Waşīdi ۚ Lawi Aţţala`ta `Alayhim Lawallayta Minhum Fian Wa Lamuli'ta Minhum Ru`bāan    018-018* You would reckon they were awake, while they [really] lay there asleep. We turned them over on the right and on the left, while their dog lay stretched out with his forepaws over the threshold. If you had chanced upon them, you would have turned and fled from them; you would have been filled with awe of them! ‌‍‍‍‍‌‌ ‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ۚ ‌‍‍‍‍ ‌‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‌‌‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍ ۖ ‌‍‍‍‍‌‌ ‌‌‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ۚ‍‍‍ ‍‌‌‌‌‌ ‌ ‌‌
Wa Kadhalika Ba`athnāhum Liyatasā'alū Baynahum ۚ Qāla Qā'ilun Minhum Kam Labithtum ۖ Qālū Labithnā Yawmāan 'Aw Ba`đa Yawmin ۚ Qālū Rabbukum 'A`lamu Bimā Labithtumb`athū 'Aĥadakum Biwariqikum Hadhihi 'Ilá Al-Madīnati Falyanžur 'Ayyuhā 'Azká Ţa`āmāan Falya'tikum Birizqin Minhu Wa Līatalaţţaf Wa Lā Yush`iranna Bikum 'Aĥadāan    018-019* Even so We raised them up again so they might question one another. One of them spoke up and said: "How long have you stayed [here]?" They said: "We have stayed a day, or part of a day." They said: "Your Lord is quite Aware of how long you have stayed [here], so send one of your men to the city with this coin of yours. Let him see which food is the most suitable and bring you [back] a supply of it. Let him act discreetly and not make anyone aware of you. ‍‍ۚ ‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍ۖ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‍ۚ ‌ ‌‍ ‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‌ ‌‍ ‍‍‍ ‌‌ ‍‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌‍‍‌ ‌‌‌ ‍‌‌ ‍‌‍‍‍‌ ‌‍‍‍‍ ‌‌ ‍ ‌‌‌
'Innahum 'In Yažharū `Alaykum Yarjumūkum 'Aw Yu`īdūkum Fī Millatihim Wa Lan Tufliĥū 'Idhāan 'Abadāan    018-020* If they should find out about you, they will stone you or make you turn back to their sect. You would never succeed then!" ‍‍ ‌‍‍‍‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌ ‌‍‌ ‌‌‌ ‌ ‌‌
Wa Kadhalika 'A`tharnā `Alayhim Liya`lamū 'Anna Wa`da Al-Lahi Ĥaqqun Wa 'Anna As-Sā`ata Lā Rayba Fīhā 'Idh Yatanāza`ūna Baynahum 'Amrahum ۖ Faqālū Abnū `Alayhim Bunyānāan ۖ Rabbuhum 'A`lamu Bihim ۚ Qāla Al-Ladhīna Ghalabū `Alá 'Amrihim Lanattakhidhanna `Alayhim Masjidāan    018-021* Thus We disclosed things to them so they might know that God's promise has come true and there is no doubt about the Hour. So [people] debated their case among themselves, and they said: "Build a monument over them. Their Lord is quite Aware of them." Those who won out in the end said: "Let us erect a shrine for them," ‌‌ ‍‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‍ ‍‍‍‌ ‌‌ ‍ ‌ ‌‍‌ ‌‌‌ ‌‍‍‍ ‌‍ ۖ‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‌ۖ ‌‍ۚ ‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‌ ‌‍‍‍ ‌‌
Sayaqūlūna Thalāthatun bi`uhum Kalbuhum Wa Yaqūlūna Khamsatun Sādisuhum Kalbuhum Rajmāan Bil-Ghaybi ۖ Wa Yaqūlūna Sab`atun Wa Thāminuhum Kalbuhum ۚ Qul Rabbī 'A`lamu Bi`iddatihim Mā Ya`lamuhum 'Illā Qalīlun ۗ Falā Tumāri Fīhim 'Illā Mirā'an Žāhian Wa Lā Tastafti Fīhim Minhum 'Aĥadāan    018-022* They will say: "[They were] three, the fourth of them being their dog;" while [others] will say: "Five, the sixth of them is their dog," guessing at the Unseen. [Still others] say: "Seven, and the eighth of them is their dog."
Allegory SAY: "My Lord is quite Aware as to how many they were. Only a few know about them." Do not discuss them except in a discussion that is obvious, nor seek anyone else's opinion about them.
On Trusting God (IV)
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Wa Lā Taqūlanna Lishay'in 'Innī Fā`ilun Dhālika Ghadāan    018-023* (Do not say about anything: "I am doing that tomorrow," ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‌‍‍ ‍ ‌ ‌ ‍‌
'Illā 'An Yashā'a Al-Lahu ۚ Wa Adhkur Rabbaka 'Idhā Nasīta Wa Qul `Asá 'An Yahdiyani Rabbī Li'qraba Min Hādhā Rashadāan    018-024* unless [you add]: "Should God so wish!" Remember your Lord whenever you might forget, and SAY: 'Perhaps my Lord will guide me even closer than this to proper behavior.") ‌ ‌‍‍‌‌ ۚ‌‍‍‍‌ ‌‍ ‌‌‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‌ ‌‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‌ ‌‍‌‌
Wa Labithū Fī Kahfihim Thalātha Miā'atin Sinīna Wa Azdādū Tis`āan    018-025* And they stayed in their Cave for three hundred years plus nine more. ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‌‌‌‌‌
Quli Al-Lahu 'A`lamu Bimā Labithū ۖ Lahu Ghaybu As-Samāwāti Wa Al-'Arđi ۖ 'Abşir Bihi Wa 'Asmi` ۚ Mā Lahum Min Dūnihi Min Wa Līyin Wa Lā Yushriku Fī Ĥukmihi 'Aĥadāan    018-026* SAY: "God is quite Aware as to how long they stayed [there]. He holds the Unseen in
Heaven and Earth; He is quite Observant of it, quite Alert as well. They have no patron besides Him, nor does He let anyone else share in His discretion."
Tolerance
Free Will
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Wa Atlu Mā 'Ūĥiya 'Ilayka Min Kitābi Rabbika ۖ Lā Mubaddila Likalimātihi Wa Lan Tajida Min Dūnihi Multaĥadāan    018-027* Quote whatever has been revealed to you from your Lord's book: there is no one who may change His words, nor will you ever find any sanctuary except in Him. ‍‌ ‍‍‌ ‌ ‍‌‍‍ ‌‍ ۖ ‍‍‌ ‌‍‌ ‌ ‍‌ ‌‌ ‍‍‌ ‌‌
Wa Aşbir Nafsaka Ma`a Al-Ladhīna Yad`ūna Rabbahum Bil-Ghadāati Wa Al-`Ashīyi Yurīdūna Wajhahu Wa Lā ۖ Ta`du `Aynāka `Anhum Turīdu Zīnata Al-Ĥayāati Ad-Dunyā Wa Lā ۖ Tuţi` Man 'Aghfalnā Qalbahu `An Dhikrinā Wa Attaba`a Hawāhu Wa Kāna 'Amruhu Furuţāan    018-028* Restrain yourself concerning those who appeal to their Lord in the morning and evening, wanting His presence; yet do not let your eyes wander too far from them, desiring the attraction of worldly life. Do not obey anyone whose heart We allow to neglect remembering Us, so he pursues his own whim. His case results in dissipation. ‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‍ ۖ ‌‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌ ‍‍ ‍‍‌ ۖ ‌‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‌‍‍‍‍‌ ‌ ‍‌ ‌‍‌ ‌ ‍‍‌ ‌ ‌‍‍‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‌
Wa Quli Al-Ĥaqqu Min Rabbikum ۖ Faman Shā'a Falyu'umin Wa Man Shā'a Falyakfur ۚ 'Innā 'A`tadnā Lilžžālimīna Nāan 'Aĥāţa Bihim Sudiquhā ۚ Wa 'In Yastaghīthū Yughāthū Bimā'in Kālmuhli Yash Al-Wujūha ۚ Bi'sa Ash-Sharābu Wa Sā'at Murtafaqāan    018-029*SAY: "Truth comes from your Lord. Let anyone who wishes to, believe, and anyone who wishes to, disbelieve."
Hell
Heaven We have reserved a fire for wrongdoers whose sheets will hem them in. If they should ask for some relief, then water like molten brass will be showered on them to scorch their faces. How awful such a drink will and how evil is such a couch!
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'Inna Al-Ladhīna 'Āmanū Wa `Amilū Aş-Şāliĥāti 'Innā Lā Nuđī`u 'Ajra Man 'Aĥsana `Amalāan    018-030* As for those who believe and perform honorable deeds, well We shall not waste the earnings of anyone whose action has been kind. ‍‍‍‍ ‌‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‍‍‍‌ ‌
'Ūlā'ika Lahum Jannātu `Adnin Tajrī Min Taĥtihimu Al-'Anhāru Yuĥallawna Fīhā Min 'Asāwira Min Dhahabin Wa Yalbasūna Thiyābāan Khan Min Sundusin Wa 'Istabraqin Muttaki'īna Fīhā `Alá Al-'Arā'iki ۚ Ni`ma Ath-Thawābu Wa Ĥasunat Murtafaqāan    018-031* Those shall have the gardens of Eden through which rivers will flow. They will be decked out with gold bracelets the and wear green silk clothing and brocade, as they lean back on sofas in it. How superb will such a recompense be and how handsome is the couch!
The Grateful and Ungrateful Farmer (V)
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Wa Ađrib Lahum Mathalāan Rajulayni Ja`alnā Li'ĥadihimā Jannatayni Min 'A`nābin Wa Ĥafafnāhumā Binakhlin Wa Ja`alnā Baynahumā Zar`āan    018-032* Set forth a comparison between two men for them: We granted two vineyards to one of them, and bordered them with datepalms and planted field crops in between. ‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‌‍ ‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‍‍‍‌ ‌‌ ‍‍‍‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌‌
Kiltā Al-Jannatayni 'Ātat 'Ukulahā Wa Lam Tažlim Minhu Shay'āan ۚ Wa Fajjarnā Khilālahumā Nahaan    018-033* Each garden produced its food and did not fail to yield its best; We even caused a river to spring forth in the midst of them.
Pride a Sin
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Wa Kāna Lahu Thamarun Faqāla Lişāĥibihi Wa Huwa Yuĥāwiruhu 'Anā 'Aktharu Minka Mālāan Wa 'A`azzu Nafaan    018-034* One man had fruit and told his companion while he was discussing things with him: "I am wealthier than you are, and have a bigger following!" ‍‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‌ ‌‌ ‌‌‍‍~‍ ‌‍‍‌ ‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‌‌‌ ‌
Wa Dakhala Jannatahu Wa Huwa Žālimun Linafsihi Qāla Mā 'Ažunnu 'An Tabīda Hadhihi 'Abadāan    018-035* He entered his garden while he was thus harming his own soul. He said: "I do not think that this will ever disappear! ‌‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‌‌ ‍‍ ‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‍‍‍‍‌ ‌‌
Wa Mā 'Ažunnu As-Sā`ata Qā'imatan Wa La'in Rudidtu 'Ilá Rabbī La'ajidanna Khayan Minhā Munqalabāan    018-036* I do no think the Hour is at hand; if I am ever sent back to my Lord, I shall find something better than it in exchange." ‍‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‌‍ ‌‌ ‌‌ ‌‍ ‍‌ ‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍
Qāla Lahu Şāĥibuhu Wa Huwa Yuĥāwiruhu 'Akafarta Bial-Ladhī Khalaqaka Min Turābin Thumma Min Nuţfatin Thumma Sawwāka Rajulāan    018-037* His companion told him while he was discussing things with him: "Have you disbelieved in the One Who created you from dust, then from a drop of semen; then fashioned you into a man? ‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‌‌ ‌‌‍‍~‍ ‌ ‍ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‍ ‍‍‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‍ ‍‍‌ ‌‍
Lakinnā Huwa Al-Lahu Rabbī Wa Lā 'Ushriku Birabbī 'Aĥadāan    018-038* However so far as we are concerned, He is God my Lord, and I do not associate anyone with my Lord! ‍‍‍‍‌ ‌ ‍ ‌‍ ‌‌ ‌‍‌‌
Wa Lawlā 'Idh Dakhalta Jannataka Qulta Mā Shā'a Al-Lahu Lā Qūwata 'Illā Bil-Lahi ۚ 'In Tarani 'Anā 'Aqalla Minka Mālāan Wa Waladāan    018-039* Why, as you entered your garden, did you not say: "Whatever God may wish; there is no strength except through God [Alone]? Even if you see how I am less wealthy than you are and have fewer children, ‌ ‌‌‌ ‌‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‌‌ ‍ ‌ ‍ ‌‌ ‍ۚ ‌‌ ‌‍‍‌ ‌‍‍‍‍ ‍‌‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‌‌‌‌
Fa`asá Rabbī 'An Yu'utiyanī Khayan Min Jannatika Wa Yursila `Alayhā Ĥusbānāan Mina As-Samā'i Fatuşbiĥa Şa`īdāan Zalaqāan    018-040* perhaps my Lord will still give me something better than your garden and send a reckoning down from
Heaven on it, so it will eventually become a bald hilltop,
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'Aw Yuşbiĥa Mā'uuhā Ghawan Falan Tastaţī`a Lahu Ţalabāan    018-041* or its water will sink down some morning and you will never manage to find it again."
Punishment for Disbelief and Association
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Wa 'Uĥīţa Bithamarihi Fa'aşbaĥa Yuqallibu Kaffayhi `Alá Mā 'Anfaqa Fīhā Wa Hiya Khāwiyatun `Alá `Urūshihā Wa Yaqūlu Yā Laytanī Lam 'Ushrik Birabbī 'Aĥadāan    018-042* He was caught short with his fruit, and one morning he began to wring his hands over what he had spent on it, since it had tumbled down from its trellisses. He kept saying: "It's too bad for me; I should never have associated anyone with my Lord!" ‌‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‍‍‌ ‍‍ ‌ ‌ ‍‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ ‌‍‌‌
Wa Lam Takun Lahu Fi'atun Yanşurūnahu Min Dūni Al-Lahi Wa Mā Kāna Muntaşian    018-043* He had no party to support him against God, so he was not supported. ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‌ ‍ ‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌
Hunālika Al-Walāyatu Lillahi Al-Ĥaqqi ۚ Huwa Khayrun Thawābāan Wa Khayrun `Uqan    018-044* That is how patronage lies with the True God. He is Best as a recompense and Best in results. Rain from
Heaven (VI)
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Wa Ađrib Lahum Mathala Al-Ĥayāati Ad-Dunyā Kamā'in 'Anzalnāhu Mina As-Samā'i Fākhtalaţa Bihi Nabātu Al-'Arđi Fa'aşbaĥa Hashīmāan Tadhrūhu Ar-Riyāĥu ۗ Wa Kāna Al-Lahu `Alá Kulli Shay'in Muqtadian    018-045* Set forth an example for them about worldly life being like water We send down from the sky, The plants on the earth swell up with it; yet some morning they will become dry weeds which the winds will blow away. God is Competent to do everything! ‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ ‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‌‌ ‌‌‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‌ ‍‍‍ ‌‍‍‍‍ ‌‌ ‌‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍ ۗ ‌‍‍‍ ‍ ‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌‌‌
Al-Mālu Wa Al-Banūna Zīnatu Al-Ĥayāati Ad-Dunyā Wa ۖ Al-Bāqiyātu Aş-Şāliĥātu Khayrun `Inda Rabbika Thawābāan Wa Khayrun 'Amalāan    018-046* Wealth and children are an attraction during worldly life. Yet honorable deeds that last for ever are better as a recompense from your Lord and even better to hope for.
The Appointment on Doomsday
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Wa Yawma Nusayyiru Al-Jibāla Wa Tará Al-'Arđa Bārizatan Wa Ĥasharnāhum Falam Nughādir Minhum 'Aĥadāan    018-047* Some day We shall set the mountains travelling along and you will see the earth lying exposed. We will summon them and not one of them shall We omit; ‍‍‌ ‍‍ ‌‍‌‌ ‌‍ ‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‌‌‌ ‌‌
Wa `Uriđū `Alá Rabbika Şaffāan Laqad Ji'tumūnā Kamā Khalaqnākum 'Awwala Marratin ۚ Bal Za`amtum 'Allan Naj`ala Lakum Maw`idāan    018-048* I they will be marshalled in ranks before your Lord: "You have come to Us just as We created you in the first place even though you claimed We would never make any appointment for you."
The Doomsday Book
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Wa Wuđi`a Al-Kitābu Fatará Al-Mujrimīna Mushfiqīna Mimmā Fīhi Wa Yaqūlūna Yā Waylatanā Māli Hādhā Al-Kitābi Lā Yughādiru Şaghīratan Wa Lā Kabīratan 'Illā 'Aĥşāhā ۚ Wa Wajadū Mā `Amilū Ĥāđian ۗ Wa Lā Yažlimu Rabbuka 'Aĥadāan    018-049* The Book will be produced and you will see criminals apprehensive about its contents. They will say: "It's too late for us! What does this book mean for me? It omits nothing either small nor large unless it is accounted for." They will find whatever they have done presented there, even though your Lord will not harm anyone.
Diabolis and Adam (VII)
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Wa 'Idh Qulnā Lilmalā'ikati Asjudū Li'dama Fasajadū 'Illā 'Iblīsa Kāna Mina Al-Jinni Fafasaqa `An 'Amri Rabbihi ۗ 'Afatattakhidhūnahu Wa Dhurrīyatahu 'Awliyā'a Min Dūnī Wa Hum Lakum `Adūwun ۚ Bi'sa Lilžžālimīna Badalāan    018-050* When We told the angels: "Bow down on your knees before Adam," they [all] knelt down except for Diabolis; he was a sprite and acted contrary to his Lord's command. Will you (all) adopt him and his offspring as patrons instead of Myself? They are enemies of yours! How wretched is such an alternative for wrongdoers. ‌‌‌ ‍‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍ ‌‍‍‍‌ ‌‍ ۗ ‌‍‍‍‍‌ ‌ ‌‌‌‍‍~‍ ‌‌‍‍‍‌‌ ‍‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ۚ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌
Mā 'Ash/hadtuhum Khalqa As-Samāwāti Wa Al-'Arđi Wa Lā Khalqa 'Anfusihim Wa Mā Kuntu Muttakhidha Al-Muđillīna `Ađudāan    018-051* I did not have them as witnesses at the creation of
Heaven and Earth, nor even at their own creation. I am not about to adopt those who lead [others] astray as [My] attendants.
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Wa Yawma Yaqūlu Nādū Shurakā'iya Al-Ladhīna Za`amtum Fada`awhum Falam Yastajībū Lahum Wa Ja`alnā Baynahum Mawbiqāan    018-052* Some day He will say: "Call on My associates whom you claim to have, and appeal to them." They will not respond to them, while We shall place a chasm between them. ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‍‍‍
Wa Ra'á Al-Mujrimūna An-Nāra Fažannū 'Annahum Muwāqi`ūhā Wa Lam Yajidū `Anhā Maşrifāan    018-053* Criminals will see the Fire and think they are falling into it. They will not find any way to avert it.
Man the Quibbler (VIII)
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Wa Laqad Şarrafnā Fī Hādhā Al-Qur'āni Lilnnāsi Min Kulli Mathalin ۚ Wa Kāna Al-'Insānu 'Akthara Shay'in Jadalāan    018-054* We have spelled out every sort of example for mankind in this Quran yet everyman uses it just for argument in most cases. ‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌‌ ‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‌ ۚ ‌‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍ ‌‍‌ ‌‌ ‌
Wa Mā Mana`a An-Nāsa 'An Yu'uminū 'Idh Jā'ahumu Al-Hudá Wa Yastaghfirū Rabbahum 'Illā 'An Ta'tiyahum Sunnatu Al-'Awwalīna 'Aw Ya'tiyahumu Al-`Adhābu Qubulāan    018-055* What has prevented men from believing and seeking forgiveness from their Lord, once guidance has come to them, except [they may wish] that the practice of primitive people should come along with them, or that torment come face to face with them. ‍‍‍‍‌ ‌‌‌ ‍‍‍‌‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‌‌ ‌‍ ‌‌ ‌‍‍‍‍ ‌‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‌‌ ‍‍‌
Wa Mā Nursilu Al-Mursalīna 'Illā Mubashshirīna Wa Mundhirīna ۚ Wa Yujādilu Al-Ladhīna Kafarū Bil-Bāţili Liyudĥiđū Bihi Al-Ĥaqqa ۖ Wa Attakhadhū 'Āyātī Wa Mā 'Undhirū Huzūan    018-056* We have sent emissaries merely as heralds and warners while those who disbelieve idly argue away so they may refute the Truth by means of it. They treat My signs and what they are warned of as a joke! ‍‍‍‍ ‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‍‌‍‍‍‍‍ۚ ‌‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‌‌ ‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍ۖ‍‍‌ ‌ ‌‍‍‌ ‌‌‍‍‌‌‌ ‌‌‌
Wa Man 'Ažlamu Mimman Dhukkira Bi'āyāti Rabbihi Fa'a`rađa `Anhā Wa Nasiya Mā Qaddamat Yadāhu ۚ 'Innā Ja`alnā `Alá Qulūbihim 'Akinnatan 'An Yafqahūhu Wa Fī 'Ādhānihim Waqan Wa 'In ۖ Tad`uhum 'Ilá Al-Hudá Falan Yahtadū 'Idhāan 'Abadāan    018-057* Who is more in the wrong than someone who has been reminded about his Lord's signs and then avoids them, and forgets anything his hands may have sent on ahead? We have placed wrappings over their hearts and dullness in their ears lest they understand it. Even if you called them to guidance, they still would never consent to be guided. ‌‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍ ‌‍ ‍‍‌ ‍ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‍‍‌‍~ۚ‍‍‌ ‌ ‌ ‍ ‌‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‌‍ ‌‌‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‌‌ۖ ‌‌‌ ‌‌ ‌‌ ‍ ‌ ‌‌‌‌‌ ‌‌‌
Wa Rabbuka Al-Ghafūru Dhū Ar-Raĥmati ۖ Law Yu'uākhidhuhum Bimā Kasabū La`ajjala Lahumu Al-`Adhāba ۚ Bal Lahum Maw`idun Lan Yajidū Min Dūnihi Maw'ilāan    018-058* Your Lord is the Forgiving, the Possessor of Mercy. If He were to take them to task for what they have earned, He would hasten torment for them; instead they have their appointment from which they will never find any asylum. ‌‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‌‌ ‌‌‌ ۖ‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ۚ ‌ ‍‌ ‍‌ ‌‌ ‍‍‌ ‌
Wa Tilka Al-Qurá 'Ahlaknāhum Lammā Žalamū Wa Ja`alnā Limahlikihim Maw`idāan    018-059* Such towns have We destroyed whenever they did wrong, and We fixed the time for their destruction.
Moses' Mystic Journey (IX)
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Wa 'Idh Qāla Mūsá Lifatāhu Lā 'Abraĥu Ĥattá 'Ablugha Majma`a Al-Baĥrayni 'Aw 'Amđiya Ĥuqubāan    018-060* And so Moses told his young man: "I shall not give up until I reach the place where both seas meet, even though I spend ages doing so." ‌‌‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‍‍‍ ‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‌‌ ‌‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍
Falammā Balaghā Majma`a Baynihimā Nasiyā Ĥūtahumā Fa Attakhadha Sabīlahu Fī Al-Baĥri Saraan    018-061* So when they reached the place where they had met, they forgot their fish, which took its way to the sea as if it went out through a drain. ‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‌ ‍
Falammā Jāwazā Qāla Lifatāhu 'Ātinā Ghadā'anā Laqad Laqīnā Min Safarinā Hādhā Naşabāan    018-062* When they had gone still further, he told his young man: 'Bring us our lunch; we have experienced so much strain along our journey." ‍‍‍‍‌ ‌‌‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‌ ‍‍‌‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‌ ‌‌ ‍‍‍
Qāla 'Ara'ayta 'Idh 'Awaynā 'Ilá Aş-Şakhrati Fa'innī Nasītu Al-Ĥūta Wa Mā 'Ansānīhu 'Illā Ash-Shayţānu 'An 'Adhkurahu ۚ Wa Attakhadha Sabīlahu Fī Al-Baĥri `Ajabāan    018-063* He said: "Did you see when we were resting by the rock, that I forgot the fish? Unless it was Satan who made me forget it so I did not remember it. It took its way through the sea like something marvellous!" ‍‍‍‍ ‌‌‍‌ ‌‌‌ ‌‌‍‌ ‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‍‍‌ ‌‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍~‍ ‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‌‌‍ ۚ‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‌ ‌
Qāla Dhālika Mā Kunnā Nabghi ۚ Fārtaddā `Alá 'Āthārihimā Qaşaşāan    018-064* He said: "That is just what we've been searching for." So they retraced their steps the way they had come. ‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ۚ‌‌‌ ‍‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌
Fawajadā `Abdāan Min `Ibādinā 'Ātaynāhu Raĥmatan Min `Indinā Wa `Allamnāhu Min Ladunnā `Ilmāan    018-065* They found one of Our servants to whom We had given mercy from Ourself and taught him knowledge from Our very presence. ‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌ ‌‍‌ ‌‍‍‍ ‌ ‌‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌‍‍‍ ‌ ‍ ‍‍‌
Qāla Lahu Mūsá Hal 'Attabi`uka `Alá 'An Tu`allimani Mimmā `Ullimta Rushan    018-066* Moses said to him: "May I follow you so you may teach me some of the common sense you have been taught?" ‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‌ ‌‌
Qāla 'Innaka Lan Tastaţī`a Ma`iya Şaban    018-067* He said: "You will never have any patience with me! ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌
Wa Kayfa Taşbiru `Alá Mā Lam Tuĥiţ Bihi Khuban    018-068* How can you show any patience with something that is beyond your experience?" ‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‌
Qāla Satajidunī 'In Shā'a Al-Lahu Şābian Wa Lā 'A`şī Laka 'Aman    018-069* He said: "You will find me patient, if God so wishes, I will not disobey you in any matter." ‍‍‍‍‍‍‌‌ ‍‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌‍‍‍‍ ‌‌
Qāla Fa'ini Attaba`tanī Falā Tas'alnī `An Shay'in Ĥattá 'Uĥditha Laka Minhu Dhikan    018-070* He said: "If you follow me, do not ask me about anything until I tell you something to remember it by." (X) ‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‍ ‌ ‍‍‌ ‌ ‌‌
nţalaqā Ĥattá 'Idhā Rakibā Fī As-Safīnati Kharaqahā ۖ Qāla 'Akharaqtahā Litughriqa 'Ahlahā Laqad Ji'ta Shay'āan 'Iman    018-071* So they both started out until, as they boarded the ship, he bored a hole in her. He said: "Have you scuttled her to drown her crew? You have done such a weird thing!" ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‌ ‌‌‌‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ۖ ‍‍‍‍ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌‌ ‌‌‌
Qāla 'Alam 'Aqul 'Innaka Lan Tastaţī`a Ma`iya Şaban    018-072* He said: "Didnt I say that you would not manage to show any patience with me?" ‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‌‍‍‍‍ ‌‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌
Qāla Lā Tu'uākhidhnī Bimā Nasītu Wa Lā Turhiqnī Min 'Amrī `Usan    018-073* He said: "Do not take me to task for what I have forgotten, nor weigh me down by making my case too difficult for me." ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‍
nţalaqā Ĥattá 'Idhā Laqiyā Ghulāmāan Faqatalahu Qāla 'Aqatalta Nafsāan Zakīyatan Bighayri Nafsin Laqad Ji'ta Shay'āan Nukan    018-074* They journeyed on until when they met a youth, he killed him. He said: "Have you killed an innocent soul without any previous murder [on his part]? You have committed such a horrible deed!" PART SIXTEEN
Moses Jouney (cont'd) (X cont'd)
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Qāla 'Alam 'Aqul Laka 'Innaka Lan Tastaţī`a Ma`iya Şaban    018-075* He said: "Did I not tell you that you would never manage to have any patience with me?" ‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌
Qāla 'In Sa'altuka `An Shay'in Ba`dahā Falā Tuşāĥibۖ Qad Balaghta Min Ladunnī `Udhan    018-076* He said: "If I ever ask you about anything after this, do not let me accompany you. You have found an excuse so far as I am concerned." ‍‍‍‍ ‌‌ ‍‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ۖ ‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‍ ‍‍ ‌‌‌
nţalaqā Ĥattá 'Idhā 'Atayā 'Ahla Qaryatin Astaţ`amā 'Ahlahā Fa'abaw 'An Yuđayyifūhumā Fawajadā Fīhā Jidāan Yurīdu 'An Yanqađđa Fa'aqāmahu ۖ Qāla Law Shi'ta Lāttakhadhta `Alayhi 'Ajan    018-077* They both proceeded further till when they came to the people of a [certain] town, they asked its inhabitants for some food, and they refused to treat either of them hospitably. They found a wall there which was about to tumble down, so he set it straight. He said: "If you had wished, you might have accepted some payment for it." ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‌ ‌‌‌‌ ‌‍‍‌ ‍‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌‌ ‌‌ ‍‍‍‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌‌‌‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌ ‍‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍ ۖ ‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‌‍‍‌‌
Qāla Hādhā Firāqu Baynī Wa Baynika ۚ Sa'unabbi'uka Bita'wīli Mā Lam Tastaţi` `Alayhi Şaban    018-078* He said: "This [means] a parting between you and me. Yet I shall inform you about the interpretation of what you had no patience for. ‍‍‍‍ ‌‌ ‍‍‌ۚ‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‌‌
'Ammā As-Safīnatu Fakānat Limasākīna Ya`malūna Fī Al-Baĥri Fa'aradtu 'An 'A`ībahā Wa Kāna Warā'ahum Malikun Ya'khudhu Kulla Safīnatin Ghaşan    018-079* "As for the ship, it belonged to some poor men who worked at sea. I wanted to damage it because there was a king behind them seizing every ship by force. ‍‍‌ ‍ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍ ‍‍‌ ‌‍ ‌ ‌‌ ‌‍‍‍ ‌‌‍‍‌‌‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍
Wa 'Ammā Al-Ghulāmu Fakāna 'Abawāhu Mu'uminayni Fakhashīnā 'An Yurhiqahumā Ţughyānāan Wa Kufan    018-080* The young man's parents were believers, and we dreaded lest he would burden them with arrogation and disbelief. ‍‍‌ ‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‌ ‌‌
Fa'aradnā 'An Yubdilahumā Rabbuhumā Khayan Minhu Zakāatan Wa 'Aqraba Ruĥmāan    018-081* We wanted their Lord to replace him for them with someone better than him in purity and nearer to tenderness.
The Virtue of Patience
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Wa 'Ammā Al-Jidāru Fakāna Lighulāmayni Yatīmayni Fī Al-Madīnati Wa Kāna Taĥtahu Kanzun Lahumā Wa Kāna 'Abūhumā Şāliĥāan Fa'arāda Rabbuka 'An Yablughā 'Ashuddahumā Wa Yastakhrijā Kanzahumā Raĥmatan Min Rabbika ۚ Wa Mā Fa`altuhu `An 'Amrī ۚ Dhālika Ta'wīlu Mā Lam Tasţi` `Alayhi Şaban    018-082* "The well belonged to two orphan boys [living] in the city, and a treasure of theirs lay underneath it. Their father had been honorable, so your Lord wanted them to come of age and claim their treasure as a mercy from your Lord. I did not do it of my own accord. That is the interpretation of what you showed no patience for."
Double Horns (XI)
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Wa Yas'alūnaka `An Dhī Al-Qarnayni ۖ Qul Sa'atlū `Alaykum Minhu Dhikan    018-083* They will ask you about
Double Horns. SAY: "I shall render a account of him for you."
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'Innā Makkannā Lahu Fī Al-'Arđi Wa 'Ātaynāhu Min Kulli Shay'in Sababāan    018-084* We established things on earth for him, and gave him access to everything; ‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌‍ ‌‌‍‍‍ ‌ ‍
Fa'atba`a Sababāan    018-085* so he followed a [certain] course
Ĥattá 'Idhā Balagha Maghriba Ash-Shamsi Wajadahā Taghrubu Fī `Aynin Ĥami'atin Wa Wajada `Indahā Qawmāan ۗ Qulnā Yā Dhā Al-Qarnayni 'Immā 'An Tu`adhdhiba Wa 'Immā 'An Tattakhidha Fīhim Ĥusnāan    018-086* until when he reached the place where the sun sets, he found it setting in a mucky spring alongside which he (also) found some people. We said: "Double Horn either you will punish [them] or else act kindly towards them." ‌ ‌‌‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‍ ‌‌ ‍‍‍‌ ‌‌‌ ‍‌‍‍‍‍‌ ‍‌ۗ ‍‌ ‌‌‌ ‍‍‍ ‌‍‍‍‌ ‌‌ ‌‌‍‍‍‌ ‌‌‍‍‍‌ ‌
Qāla 'Ammā Man Žalama Fasawfa Nu`adhdhibuhu Thumma Yuraddu 'Ilá Rabbihi Fayu`adhdhibuhu `Adhābāan Nukan    018-087* He said: "Anyone who has done wrong we shall punish; then he will be sent back to his Lord, and He will punish him with horrible torment. ‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‍ ‌ ‍‌‌ ‌‌ ‌‍ ‍‍‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌
Wa 'Ammā Man 'Āmana Wa `Amila Şāliĥāan Falahu Jazā'an Al-Ĥusná ۖ Wa Sanaqūlu Lahu Min 'Amrinā Yusan    018-088* Anyone who believes and acts honorably will have the finest reward and we will tell him gently about our command." ‍‍‌ ‍‌ ‌ ‌ ‍‍‌ ‍‍‌‌‌ۖ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‌‍‌ ‌‌
Thumma 'Atba`a Sababāan    018-089* Then he followed [another] course
Ĥattá 'Idhā Balagha Maţli`a Ash-Shamsi Wajadahā Taţlu`u `Alá Qawmin Lam Naj`al Lahum Min Dūnihā Sitan    018-090* until when he reached the place where the sun rises, he found it rising on a folk whom We had not granted any protection against it. ‌ ‌‌‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍ ‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‌‌ ‌
Kadhālika Wa Qad 'Aĥaţnā Bimā Ladayhi Khuban    018-091* That was how We controlled information about whatever lay before him. ‌‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‌
Thumma 'Atba`a Sababāan    018-092* Then he followed [still another] course
Ĥattá 'Idhā Balagha Bayna As-Saddayni Wajada Min Dūnihimā Qawmāan Lā Yakādūna Yafqahūna Qawlāan    018-093* until when he reached two barriers, he found a folk on the nearer side of them who scarcely understood any speech. ‌ ‌‌‌‌ ‍ ‍ ‌‌ ‍ ‌‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‍‍
Qālū Yā Dhā Al-Qarnayni 'Inna Ya'jūja Wa Ma'jūja Mufsidūna Fī Al-'Arđi Fahal Naj`alu Laka Kharjāan `Alá 'An Taj`ala Baynanā Wa Baynahum Sadan    018-094* They said: "
Double Horns, Gog and Magog are ravaging the earth. Shall we pay you tribute on condition that you place a barrier between us and them?"
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Qāla Mā Makkananī Fīhi RabKhayrun Fa'a`īnūnī Biqūwatin 'Aj`al Baynakum Wa Baynahum Radan    018-095* He said: "Whatever my Lord has empowered me to do is even better, so help me with some [man] power: I'll place a rampart between you and them. ‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‌ ‌‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‌‍‍ ‌ ‌‍
'Ātūnī Zubara Al-Ĥadīdi ۖ Ĥattá 'Idhā Sāwá Bayna Aş-Şadafayni Qāla Anfukhū ۖ Ĥattá 'Idhā Ja`alahu Nāan Qāla 'Ātūnī 'Ufrigh `Alayhi Qiţan    018-096* Bring me blocks of iron. When he had levelled off [the space] between both cliffs, he said: "Blow on it!", until when he had built it up into a fire, he said: "Bring me molten brass so I may pour some over it." ‌‍‍‍‍‍‌ ۖ‌ ‌‌‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍ۖ‌ ‌‌‌‌ ‌ ‌‌‌‍‍‍‍ ‌‍‌‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌‌
Famā Asţā`ū 'An Yažharūhu Wa Mā Astaţā`ū Lahu Naqan    018-097* They neither managed to climb over nor were they able to tunnel through it. ‍‍‍‍‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‍‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍
Qāla Hādhā Raĥmatun Min Rabۖ Fa'idhā Jā'a Wa`du Rabbī Ja`alahu Dakkā'a ۖ Wa Kāna Wa`du Rabbī Ĥaqqāan    018-098* He said: "This is a mercy from my Lord. Whenever my Lord's promise comes, he will make it crumble. My Lord's promise is true!" ‍‍‍‍ ‌‌ ‌‍‌ ‍ ‌‍ ۖ ‌‌‌ ‍‍‍‌‌ ‌‌ ‌‍ ‌ ‌‍‍‍‌‌ ۖ ‌‍‍‍ ‌‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‌
Wa Taraknā Ba`đahum Yawma'idhin Yamūju Fī Ba`đin ۖ Wa Nufikha Fī Aş-Şūri Fajama`nāhum Jaman    018-099* We will leave some of them surging over others on that day. The Trumpet shall be blown, and We will gather them all together. ‌ ‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍‍ۖ ‌‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌ ‌
Wa `Arađnā Jahannama Yawma'idhin Lilkāfirīna `Arđāan    018-100* On that day We will spread
Hell out on display for disbelievers
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Al-Ladhīna Kānat 'A`yunuhumGhiţā'in `An Dhikrī Wa Kānū Lā Yastaţī`ūna Saman    018-101* whose eyes have been under blinders against [seeing] My reminder. They have not even managed to hear!
Saints' Worship Condemned (XII)
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'Afaĥasiba Al-Ladhīna Kafarū 'An Yattakhidhū `Ibādī Min Dūnī 'Awliyā'a ۚ 'Innā 'A`tadnā Jahannama Lilkāfirīna Nuzulāan    018-102* Do those who disbelieve reckon they will adopt My servants as patrons instead of Me? We have reserved
Hell as a lodging for disbelievers!
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Qul Hal Nunabbi'ukum Bil-'Akhsarīna 'A`mālāan    018-103* SAY: "Shall We announce to you those who have lost the most through [their] actions?" ‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌
Al-Ladhīna Đalla Sa`yuhum Al-Ĥayāati Ad-Dunyā Wa Hum Yaĥsabūna 'Annahum Yuĥsinūna Şun`āan    018-104* Those whose effort led them astray during worldly life, while they reckoned they were producing something fine, ‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍
'Ūla'ika Al-Ladhīna Kafarū Bi'āyāti Rabbihim Wa Liqā'ihi Faĥabiţat 'A`māluhum Falā Nuqīmu Lahum Yawma Al-Qiyāmati Waznāan    018-105* are the ones who have disbelieved in their Lord's signs and about meeting Him; their actions will prove to be useless, and We shall set up no weighing-in for them on Resurrection Day. ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‌ ‍‍‍ ‌‍ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‌ ‍‍‍‍ ‌ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‌
Dhālika Jazā'uuhum Jahannamu Bimā Kafarū Wa Attakhadhū 'Āyātī Wa Rusulī Huzūan    018-106* Such will be their reward -
Hell, because of how they have disbelieved and taken My signs and My messengers for a laughingstock.
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'Inna Al-Ladhīna 'Āmanū Wa `Amilū Aş-Şāliĥāti Kānat Lahum Jannātu Al-Firdawsi Nuzulāan    018-107* Those who believe and perform honorable deeds will have the gardens of Paradise as a lodging ‍‍‍‍ ‌‌ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‌
Khālidīna Fīhā Lā Yabghūna `Anhā Ĥiwalāan    018-108* to live in for ever; they will never seek any transfer from it.
The Words of the Lord
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Qul Law Kāna Al-Baĥru Midādāan Likalimāti Rabbī Lanafida Al-Baĥru Qabla 'An Tanfada Kalimātu Rabbī Wa Law Ji'nā Bimithlihi Madadāan    018-109* SAY: "If the sea were an inkwell for the words of my Lord, the sea would be drained before my Lord's words would be spent even though we brought the same again to replenish it. ‍‍ ‌ ‍‍‍ ‌ ‌‌‌ ‌ ‍‍‍ ‌‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‌‍‍‍‌ ‍‍‍ ‌‍ ‌‌ ‌ ‍‍‌ ‌‌
Qul 'Innamā 'Anā Basharun Mithlukum Yūĥá 'Ilayya 'Annamā 'Ilahukum 'Ilahun Wāĥidun ۖ Faman Kāna Yarjū Liqā'a Rabbihi Falya`mal `Amalāan Şāliĥāan Wa Lā Yushrik Bi`ibādati Rabbihi 'Aĥadāan    018-110* SAY: "I am only a human being like yourselves; it has been revealed to me that your deity is God Alone. Anyone who is expecting to meet his Lord should act honorably and not associate anyone in the worship due his Lord." ‍ ‌‍‍‍‍‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‍‌ ‌ ‌‍‍‍‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ۖ ‍‌‍‍ ‌ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‌‌ ‌‍ ‍‍‌ ‌‍‍‌‌ ‌‌ ‍ ‌ ‌‍ ‌‌‌
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