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1Sad. By the renowned Qur'an,
2Nay, but those who disbelieve are in false pride and schism.
3How many a generation We destroyed before them, and they cried out when it was no longer the time for escape!
4And they marvel that a warner from among themselves hath come unto them, and the disbelievers say: This is a wizard, a charlatan.
5Maketh he the gods One Allah? Lo! that is an astounding thing.
6The chiefs among them go about, exhorting: Go and be staunch to your gods! Lo! this is a thing designed.
7We have not heard of this in later religion. This is naught but an invention.
8Hath the reminder been unto him (alone) among us? Nay, but they are in doubt concerning My reminder; nay but they have not yet tasted My doom.
9Or are theirs the treasures of the mercy of thy Lord, the Mighty, the Bestower?
10Or is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them theirs? Then let them ascend by ropes!
11A defeated host are (all) the factions that are there.
12The folk of Noah before them denied (their messenger) and (so did the tribe of) A'ad, and Pharaoh firmly planted,
13And (the tribe of) Thamud, and the folk of Lot, and the dwellers in the wood: these were the factions.
14Not one of them but did deny the messengers, therefor My doom was justified,
15These wait for but one Shout, there will be no second thereto.
16They say: Our Lord! Hasten on for us our fate before the Day of Reckoning.
17Bear with what they say, and remember Our bondman David, lord of might, Lo! he was ever turning in repentance (toward Allah).
18Lo! We subdued the hills to hymn the praises (of their Lord) with him at nightfall and sunrise,
19And the birds assembled; all were turning unto Him.
20We made his kingdom strong and gave him wisdom and decisive speech.
21And hath the story of the litigants come unto thee? How they climbed the wall into the royal chamber;
22How they burst in upon David, and he was afraid of them. They said: Be not afraid! (We are) two litigants, one of whom hath wronged the other, therefor judge aright between us; be not unjust; and show us the fair way.
23Lo! this my brother hath ninety and nine ewes while I had one ewe; and he said: Entrust it to me, and he conquered me in speech.
24(David) said: He hath wronged thee in demanding thine ewe in addition to his ewes, and lo! many partners oppress one another, save such as believe and do good works, and they are few. And David guessed that We had tried him, and he sought forgiveness of his Lord, and he bowed himself and fell down prostrate and repented.
25So We forgave him that; and lo! he had access to Our presence and a happy journey's end.
26(And it was said unto him): O David! Lo! We have set thee as a viceroy in the earth; therefor judge aright between mankind, and follow not desire that it beguile thee from the way of Allah. Lo! those who wander from the way of Allah have an awful doom, forasmuch as they forgot the Day of Reckoning.
27And We created not the heaven and the earth and all that is between them in vain. That is the opinion of those who disbelieve. And woe unto those who disbelieve, from the Fire!
28Shall We treat those who believe and do good works as those who spread corruption in the earth; or shall We treat the pious as the wicked?
29(This is) a Scripture that We have revealed unto thee, full of blessing, that they may ponder its revelations, and that men of understanding may reflect.
30And We bestowed on David, Solomon. How excellent a slave! Lo! he was ever turning in repentance (toward Allah).
31When there were shown to him at eventide lightfooted coursers
32And he said: Lo! I have preferred the good things (of the world) to the remembrance of my Lord; till they were taken out of sight behind the curtain.
33(Then he said): Bring them back to me, and fell to slashing (with his sword their) legs and necks.
34And verily We tried Solomon, and set upon his throne a (mere) body. Then did he repent.
35He said: My Lord! Forgive me and bestow on me sovereignty such as shall not belong to any after me. Lo! Thou art the Bestower.
36So We made the wind subservient unto him, setting fair by his command whithersoever he intended.
37And the unruly, every builder and diver (made We subservient),
38And others linked together in chains,
39(Saying): This is Our gift, so bestow thou, or withhold, without reckoning.
40And lo! he hath favour with Us, and a happy journey's end.
41And make mention (O Muhammad) of Our bondman Job, when he cried unto his Lord (saying): Lo! the devil doth afflict me with distress and torment.
42(And it was said unto him): Strike the ground with thy foot. This (spring) is a cool bath and a refreshing drink.
43And We bestowed on him (again) his household and therewith the like thereof, a mercy from Us, and a memorial for men of understanding.
44And (it was said unto him): Take in thine hand a branch and smite therewith, and break not thine oath. Lo! We found him steadfast, how excellent a slave! Lo! he was ever turning in repentance (to his Lord).
45And make mention of Our bondmen, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, men of parts and vision.
46Lo! We purified them with a pure thought, remembrance of the Home (of the Hereafter).
47Lo! in Our sight they are verily of the elect, the excellent.
48And make mention of Ishmael and Elisha and Dhu'l-Kifl. All are of the chosen.
49This is a reminder. And lo! for those who ward off (evil) is a happy journey's end,
50Gardens of Eden, whereof the gates are opened for them,
51Wherein, reclining, they call for plenteous fruit and cool drink (that is) therein.
52And with them are those of modest gaze, companions.
53This it is that ye are promised for the Day of Reckoning.
54Lo! this in truth is Our provision, which will never waste away.
55This (is for the righteous). And lo! for the transgressors there with be an evil journey's end,
56Hell, where they will burn, an evil resting-place.
57Here is a boiling and an ice-cold draught, so let them taste it,
58And other (torment) of the kind in pairs (the two extremes)!
59Here is an army rushing blindly with you. (Those who are already in the Fire say): No word of welcome for them. Lo! they will roast at the Fire.
60They say: Nay, but you (misleaders), for you there is no word of welcome. Ye prepared this for us (by your misleading). Now hapless is the plight.
61They say: Our Lord! Whoever did prepare this for us, oh, give him double portion of the Fire!
62And they say: What aileth us that we behold not men whom we were wont to count among the wicked?
63Did we take them (wrongly) for a laughing-stock, or have our eyes missed them?
64Lo! that is very truth: the wrangling of the dwellers in the Fire.
65Say (unto them, O Muhammad): I am only a warner, and there is no Allah save Allah, the One, the Absolute,
66Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, the Mighty, the Pardoning.
67Say: It is tremendous tidings
68Whence ye turn away!
69I had no knowledge of the Highest Chiefs when they disputed;
70It is revealed unto me only that I may be a plain warner.
71When thy Lord said unto the angels: Lo! I am about to create a mortal out of mire,
72And when I have fashioned him and breathed into him of My Spirit, then fall down before him prostrate,
73The angels fell down prostrate, every one,
74Saving Iblis; he was scornful and became one of the disbelievers.
75He said: O Iblis! What hindereth thee from falling prostrate before that which I have created with both My hands? Art thou too proud or art thou of the high exalted?
76He said: I am better than him. Thou createdst me of fire, whilst him Thou didst create of clay.
77He said: Go forth from hence, for lo! thou art outcast,
78And lo! My curse is on thee till the Day of Judgment.
79He said: My Lord! Reprieve me till the day when they are raised.
80He said: Lo! thou art of those reprieved
81Until the day of the time appointed.
82He said: Then, by Thy might, I surely will beguile them every one,
83Save Thy single-minded slaves among them.
84He said: The Truth is, and the Truth I speak,
85That I shall fill hell with thee and with such of them as follow thee, together.
86Say (O Muhammad, unto mankind): I ask of you no fee for this, and I am no simulating.
87Lo! it is naught else than a reminder for all peoples
88And ye will come in time to know the truth thereof.

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