THE HOLY QUR'AAN


SURAH 26
Ash-Shu'araa  (The Poets)

INTRODUCTION:

This Surah consists of 227 verses, 1,279 sentences, 5,540 letters and 11 Ruku's.

Name

It takes its name from verse 224 in which the word Ash-Shuaraa' occurs.

Period of Revelation

The subject matter and the style show, and the traditions confirm, that it was revealed during the middle Makkan poriod. According to Ibn Abbas, Surah Ta Ha was revealed first, then Surah Al Waqiah, and then Surah Ash-Shu'araa.(Ruh-ul-Ma'ani, Vol. xIx, p. 64). About Surah Ta Ha it is well known that it had been revealed before Hadrat Umar embraced Islam.

Subject Matter and Topics

The background of the Surah is that the disbelievers of Makkah were persistently refusing, on one pretext or the other, to accept the message of Islam given by the Holy Prophet. Sometimes they would say that he did not show them any sign to convince them of his Prophethood; sometimes they would brand him as a poet or a sorcerer and mock his message; and sometimes they would ridicule his Mission, saying that his followers were either a few foolish youth, or the poor people and slaves whereas, they argued, if his Mission had really some value for the people, the nobles and the elders would have accepted it first. Thus, while on the one hand, the Holy Prophet was becoming wearied by his efforts to show them rationally the errors of their creeds and prove the truth of the Doctrines of Tauhid and the Hereafter, the disbelievers, on the other, were never tired of adopting one kind of obduracy after the other. This state of affairs was causing great anguish and grief to the Holy Prophet.

Such were the conditions when this Surah was revealed. It begins with words of consolation to the Holy Prophet, implying, "Why do you fret for their sake? If these people have not believed in you, it is not because they have not seen any Sign, but because they are obdurate. They will not listen to reason, they want to see a Sign which makes them bow their heads in humility. When this Sign is shown in due course of time, they will themselves realize that what was being presented to them was the Truth."

After this introduction, till verse 191, one and the same theme has been presented continuously, and it is said: "The whole earth abounds in such Signs as can guide a seeker after truth to Reality, but the stubborn and misguided people have never believed even after seeing the Signs, whether these were the Signs of the natural phenomena or the miracles of the Prophets. These wretched people have stubbornly adhered to their erroneous creeds till the Divine scourge actually overtook them." It is to illustrate this that the history of seven of the ancient tribes has been told, who persisted in disbelief just like the disbelievers of Makkah. In this connection, the following points have been stressed:

1.       The Signs are of two kinds:
(a) Those which are scattered all over the earth and by seeing which an intelligent person can judge for himself whether what the Prophet is presenting is the Truth or not and
(b) those which were seen by Pharaoh and his people Noah's people the Ad and the Thamud Lot's people and the people of Aiykah. Now it is for the disbelievers to decide which kind of the Signs they are eager to see.

2.       The mentality of the disbeliever has been the same throughout the ages; their arguments and their objections, and their excuses and subterfuges for not believing have been similar and ultimately the fates that they met have also been the same. Likewise, the Prophets in every age presented the same teachings, their personal character and their reasoning and arguments against their opponents were the same, and they were all similarly blessed with mercy by Allah Almighty. Both these patterns of behaviour and conduct are found in history, and the disbelievers could themselves see as to which respective patterns they and the Holy Prophet belonged.

3.       Allah is All Mighty, All Powerful and All Merciful at the same time. History contains instances of His Wrath as well as of His Mercy. Now, therefore, it is for the people to decide whether they would like to deserve Allah's Mercey or His Wrath.

4.       Lastly, the discussion has been summed up, saying "O disbelievers, if at all you want to see the Signs, why should you insist on seeing those horrible Signs that visited the doomed communities of the past? Why don't you see the Qur'an which is being presented in your own language? Why don't you see Muhammad (upon whom be Allah's peace and mercy) and his Companions? Can the revelations of the Qur'an be the work of a satan or a jinn? Does the recipient of the Qur'an appear to be a sorcerer? Are Muhammad and his Companions no different from a poet and his admirers? Why don't you give up disbelief and search your hearts for their judgment? When in the heart of your hearts you yourselves believe that the Revelations of the Qur'an have nothing in common with sorcery and poetry, then you should know that you are being cruel and unjust, and will certainly meet the doom meant for the cruel and unjust."

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THE HOLY QUR'AAN


SURAH 26
ASH-SHU'RAA' (THE POETS)

 

Bismi Allahi alrrahmani alrraheemi

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.


Section 1.

 

26 : 1

1. Ta-seen-meem

Ta Seen Mim.

26 : 2

 2. Tilka ayatu alkitabi almubeeni

These are the revelations of the Scripture which makes clear.

26 : 3

3. LaAAallaka bakhiAAun nafsaka alla yakoonoo mu/mineena

It may be that you excessively torment yourself (O Mohammed) because they do not become believers.

26 : 4

4. In nasha/ nunazzil AAalayhim mina alssama-i ayatan fathallat aAAnaquhum laha khadiAAeena

If We will, We can send on them from the sky a portent prodigious enough to force their heads to bow before it!

26 : 5

5. Wama ya/teehim min thikrin mina alrrahmani muhdathin illa kanoo AAanhu muAArideena

Never comes to them a new reminder from the Beneficent without they turning their faces away from it!

26 : 6

6. Faqad kaththaboo fasaya/teehim anbao ma kanoo bihi yastahzi-oona

Now that they have vituperated the truth, they will very soon be given news of the consequences resulting from their disdain.

26 : 7

7. Awa lam yaraw ila al-ardi kam anbatna feeha min kulli zawjin kareemin

Have they not seen the earth and marvelled at the varieties of plants in fertile pairs, which We cause to grow upon it?

26 : 8

8. Inna fee thalika laayatan wama kana aktharuhum mu/mineena

Verily there indeed is a portent in all this and yet most of them do not believe!

26 : 9

9. Wa-inna rabbaka lahuwa alAAazeezu alrraheemu

And verily your Lord! He indeed is the Meritorious and the Munificent! (R)


OTHER TRANSLATIONS BY MUHSIN, YUSUFALI, PICKTHAL AND SHAKIR:

MUHSIN:

1. Tâ­Sîn­Mîm.

[These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'ân, and none but Allâh (Alone) knows their meanings.]

2. These are the Verses of the manifest Book [this Qur'ân, which was promised by Allâh in the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel), makes things clear].

3. It may be that you (O Muhammad SAW) are going to kill yourself with grief, that they do not become believers [in your Risalah (Messengership) and in your Message of Islâmic Monotheism][].

4. If We will, We could send down to them from the heaven a sign, to which they would bend their necks in humility.

5. And never comes there unto them a Reminder as a recent revelation from the Most Beneficent (Allâh), but they turn away therefrom.

6. So they have indeed denied (the truth ­ this Qur'ân), then the news of what they mocked at, will come to them.

7. Do they not observe the earth, how much of every good kind We cause to grow therein?

8. Verily, in this is an Ayâh (proof or sign), yet most of them (polytheists, pagans, etc., who do not believe in Resurrection) are not believers.

9. And verily, your Lord! He is truly the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful.


026.001
YUSUFALI: Ta. Sin. Mim.
PICKTHAL: Ta. Sin. Mim.
SHAKIR: Ta Sin Mim.

026.002
YUSUFALI: These are verses of the Book that makes (things) clear.
PICKTHAL: These are revelations of the Scripture that maketh plain.
SHAKIR: These are the verses of the Book that makes (things) clear.

026.003
YUSUFALI: It may be thou frettest thy soul with grief, that they do not become Believers.
PICKTHAL: It may be that thou tormentest thyself (O Muhammad) because they believe not.
SHAKIR: Perhaps you will kill yourself with grief because they do not believe.

026.004
YUSUFALI: If (such) were Our Will, We could send down to them from the sky a Sign, to which they would bend their necks in humility.
PICKTHAL: If We will, We can send down on them from the sky a portent so that their necks would remain bowed before it.
SHAKIR: If We please, We should send down upon them a sign from the heaven so that their necks should stoop to it.

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YUSUFALI: But there comes not to them a newly-revealed Message from (Allah) Most Gracious, but they turn away therefrom.
PICKTHAL: Never cometh there unto them a fresh reminder from the Beneficent One, but they turn away from it.
SHAKIR: And there does not come to them a new reminder from the Beneficent Allah but they turn aside from it.

026.006
YUSUFALI: They have indeed rejected (the Message): so they will know soon (enough) the truth of what they mocked at!
PICKTHAL: Now they have denied (the Truth); but there will come unto them tidings of that whereat they used to scoff.
SHAKIR: So they have indeed rejected (the truth), therefore the news of that which they mock shall soon come to them.

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YUSUFALI: Do they not look at the earth,- how many noble things of all kinds We have produced therein?
PICKTHAL: Have they not seen the earth, how much of every fruitful kind We make to grow therein?
SHAKIR: Do they not see the earth, how many of every noble kind We have caused to grow in it?

026.008
YUSUFALI: Verily, in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe.
PICKTHAL: Lo! herein is indeed a portent; yet most of them are not believers.
SHAKIR: Most surely there is a sign in that, but most of them will not believe.

026.009
YUSUFALI: And verily, thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.
PICKTHAL: And lo! thy Lord! He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.
SHAKIR: And most surely your Lord is the Mighty, the Merciful.

 

Section 2 

26 : 10

10. Wa-ith nada rabbuka moosa ani i/ti alqawma alththalimeena

And when your Lord summoned Moses saying : 'Go to the flagitious folk -
 

26 : 11

11. Qawma firAAawna ala yattaqoona

'The folks of Pharaoh. Will they not revere Allah?'

26 : 12

12. Qala rabbi innee akhafu an yukaththibooni

He said : 'My Lord! Verily I fear that they would repudiate me.

26 : 13

13. Wayadeequ sadree wala yantaliqu lisanee faarsil ila haroona

'And I feel embarrassment in my heart because my speech is impaired. So appoint Aaron a messenger along with me.

26 : 14

14. Walahum AAalayya thanbun faakhafu an yaqtulooni

'And they have indicted me of a crime so I fear that they might even try to kill me!'

26 : 15

15. Qala kalla faithhaba bi-ayatina inna maAAakum mustamiAAoona

 He said : 'Nay, verily! Go there, the two of you, with Our tokens. Verily We too shall be with you, hearing.'

26 : 16

16. Fa/tiya firAAawna faqoola inna rasoolu rabbi alAAalameena

'Go to Pharaoh and say : 'We bring you a message from the Lord of the Worlds -

26 : 17

17. An arsil maAAana banee isra-eela

Saying : 'Let the Children of Israel go with us!'

26 : 18

18. Qala alam nurabbika feena waleedan walabithta feena min AAumurika sineena

Pharaoh said (to Moses) : 'Did we not raise you with us when you were a child? You did spend many years of your life in our midst!

26 : 19

19. WafaAAalta faAAlataka allatee faAAalta waanta mina alkafireena

'And you were indicted of a crime which you committed and you were an ungrateful man!'

26 : 20

20. Qala faAAaltuha ithan waana mina alddalleena

Moses said : 'I committed the crime when I had no inkling of my right recourse -

26 : 21

21. Fafarartu minkum lamma khiftukum fawahaba lee rabbee hukman wajaAAalanee mina almursaleena

'So I ran away in fear of you! But now my Lord has given me the Command and has included me amongst His messengers.

26 : 22

22. Watilka niAAmatun tamunnuha AAalayya an AAabbadta banee isra-eela

'Do you consider it a favour to me that you have enslaved the Children of Israel?'
 

(When Pharaoh accused Moses of ingratitude and treachery because he unlawfully slew an Egyptian soldier and ran away despite the fact that he was given shelter in the Palace by his predecessor and was raised as a son in the Royal household, Moses would not take that imputation below the belt and let him get away without pointing out that the only reason why he wound up in the Palace as a foster child was because his mother was forced to give him up on account of the bloodshed being caused by the Egyptian soldiers. So he wanted to know in what way was it a favour to him for the first-born sons of every Israelite to be slaughtered, and then every Israelite family forced into a painful life of slavery and hard labour?

Lost for words by the forceful argument from Moses, Pharaoh changed the subject and focussed upon the issue of the ‘Lord of the Worlds’)
 

26 : 23

23. Qala firAAawnu wama rabbu alAAalameena

 Pharaoh said : 'And what about this Lord of the Worlds?'

26 : 24

24. Qala rabbu alssamawati waal-ardi wama baynahuma in kuntum mooqineena

He said : 'Lord of the heavens and the earth and whatever lies in between them, if you but have a firm conviction!'

26 : 25

25. Qala liman hawlahu ala tastamiAAoona

  Pharaoh said to the courtiers around him : 'Did you hear that?'

26 : 26

26. Qala rabbukum warabbu aba-ikumu al-awwaleena

 (Moses) said : 'Your Lord, as well as the Lord of your forefathers!'

26 : 27

27. Qala inna rasoolakumu allathee orsila ilaykum lamajnoonun

 (Pharaoh) declared : 'Verily the messenger sent to you is devoid of sense!'

26 : 28

28. Qala rabbu almashriqi waalmaghribi wama baynahuma in kuntum taAAqiloona

Moses persisted : 'Lord of the East and the West and all that lies in between them, if you have but some sense!'

26 : 29

29. Qala la-ini ittakhathta ilahan ghayree laajAAalannaka mina almasjooneena

 (Pharaoh) said : 'If you have chosen anyone other than me as your God, then I will surely throw you in prison!'

26 : 30

30. Qala awa law ji/tuka bishay-in mubeenin

Moses said : 'Even if I show you a token that is incontrovertible?'

26 : 31

31. Qala fa/ti bihi in kunta mina alssadiqeena

(Pharaoh) said : 'Then show me, if you are speaking the truth!'

26 : 32

32. Faalqa AAasahu fa-itha hiya thuAAbanun mubeenun

So Moses cast his staff on the floor and behold! It turned into a python in plain sight!

26 : 33

33. WanazaAAa yadahu fa-itha hiya baydao lilnnathireena

Then he drew forth his hand from his cloak and behold! It seemed radiant to the eyes of the onlookers! (R)


OTHER TRANSLATIONS BY MUHSIN, YUSUFALI, PICKTHAL AND SHAKIR:

MUHSIN:

10. And (remember) when your Lord called Műsa (Moses) (saying): "Go to the people who are Zâliműn (polytheists and wrong-doing),

11. The people of Fir'aun (Pharaoh). Will they not fear Allâh and become righteous?"

12. He said: "My Lord! Verily, I fear that they will belie me,

13. "And my breast straitens, and my tongue expresses not well. So send for Hârűn (Aaron) (to come along with me).

14. "And they have a charge of crime against me, and I fear they will kill me."

15. Allâh said: "Nay! Go you both with Our Signs. Verily! We shall be with you, listening.

16. "And when you both come to Fir'aun (Pharaoh), say: 'We are the Messengers of the Lord of the 'Alamîn (mankind, jinns and all that exists),

17. "So allow the Children of Israel to go with us.' "

18. [Fir'aun (Pharaoh)] said [to Műsa (Moses)]: "Did we not bring you up among us as a child? And you did dwell many years of your life with us.

19. "And you did your deed, which you did (i.e. the crime of killing a man). And you are one of the ingrates."

20. Műsa (Moses) said: "I did it then, when I was an ignorant (as regards my Lord and His Message).

21. "So I fled from you when I feared you. But my Lord has granted me Hukman (i.e. religious knowledge, right judgement of the affairs and Prophethood), and appointed me as one of the Messengers.

22. "And this is the past favour with which you reproach me, that you have enslaved the Children of Israel."

23. Fir'aun (Pharaoh) said: "And what is the Lord of the 'Alamîn (mankind, jinns and all that exists)?"

24. Műsa (Moses) said: "Lord of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, if you seek to be convinced with certainty."

25. Fir'aun (Pharaoh) said to those around: "Do you not hear (what he says)?"

26. Műsa (Moses) said: "Your Lord and the Lord of your ancient fathers!"

27. Fir'aun (Pharaoh) said: "Verily, your Messenger who has been sent to you is a madman!"

28. Műsa (Moses) said: "Lord of the east and the west, and all that is between them, if you did but understand!"

29. Fir'aun (Pharaoh) said: "If you choose an ilâh (god) other than me, I will certainly put you among the prisoners."

30. Műsa (Moses) said: "Even if I bring you something manifest (and convincing)?"

31. Fir'aun (Pharaoh) said: "Bring it forth then, if you are of the truthful!"

32. So [Műsa (Moses)] threw his stick, and behold, it was a serpent, manifest.

33. And he drew out his hand, and behold, it was white to all beholders!


026.010
YUSUFALI: Behold, thy Lord called Moses: "Go to the people of iniquity,-
PICKTHAL: And when thy Lord called Moses, saying: Go unto the wrongdoing folk,
SHAKIR: And when your Lord called out to Musa, saying: Go to the unjust people,

026.011
YUSUFALI: "The people of the Pharaoh: will they not fear Allah?"
PICKTHAL: The folk of Pharaoh. Will they not ward off (evil)?
SHAKIR: The people of Firon: Will they not guard (against evil)?

026.012
YUSUFALI: He said: "O my Lord! I do fear that they will charge me with falsehood:
PICKTHAL: He said: My Lord! Lo! I fear that they will deny me,
SHAKIR: He said: O my Lord! surely I fear that they will reject me;

026.013
YUSUFALI: "My breast will be straitened. And my speech may not go (smoothly): so send unto Aaron.
PICKTHAL: And I shall be embarrassed, and my tongue will not speak plainly, therefor send for Aaron (to help me).
SHAKIR: And by breast straitens, and my tongue is not eloquent, therefore send Thou to Haroun (to help me);

026.014
YUSUFALI: "And (further), they have a charge of crime against me; and I fear they may slay me."
PICKTHAL: And they have a crime against me, so I fear that they will kill me.
SHAKIR: And they have a crime against me, therefore I fear that they may slay me.

026.015
YUSUFALI: Allah said: "By no means! proceed then, both of you, with Our Signs; We are with you, and will listen (to your call).
PICKTHAL: He said: Nay, verily. So go ye twain with Our tokens. Lo! We shall be with you, Hearing.
SHAKIR: He said: By no means, so go you both with Our signs; surely We are with you, hearing;

026.016
YUSUFALI: "So go forth, both of you, to Pharaoh, and say: 'We have been sent by the Lord and Cherisher of the worlds;
PICKTHAL: And come together unto Pharaoh and say: Lo! we bear a message of the Lord of the Worlds,
SHAKIR: Then come to Firon and say: Surely we are the messengers of the Lord of the worlds:

026.017
YUSUFALI: "'Send thou with us the Children of Israel.'"
PICKTHAL: (Saying): Let the Children of Israel go with us.
SHAKIR: Then send with us the children of Israel.

026.018
YUSUFALI: (Pharaoh) said: "Did we not cherish thee as a child among us, and didst thou not stay in our midst many years of thy life?
PICKTHAL: (Pharaoh) said (unto Moses): Did we not rear thee among us as a child? And thou didst dwell many years of thy life among us,
SHAKIR: (Firon) said: Did we not bring you up as a child among us, and you tarried among us for (many) years of your life?

026.019
YUSUFALI: "And thou didst a deed of thine which (thou knowest) thou didst, and thou art an ungrateful (wretch)!"
PICKTHAL: And thou didst that thy deed which thou didst, and thou wast one of the ingrates.
SHAKIR: And you did (that) deed of yours which you did, and you are one of the ungrateful.

026.020
YUSUFALI: Moses said: "I did it then, when I was in error.
PICKTHAL: He said: I did it then, when I was of those who are astray.
SHAKIR: He said: I did it then while I was of those unable to see the right course;

026.021
YUSUFALI: "So I fled from you (all) when I feared you; but my Lord has (since) invested me with judgment (and wisdom) and appointed me as one of the messengers.
PICKTHAL: Then I fled from you when I feared you, and my Lord vouchsafed me a command and appointed me (of the number) of those sent (by Him).
SHAKIR: So I fled from you when I feared you, then my Lord granted me wisdom and made me of the messengers;

026.022
YUSUFALI: "And this is the favour with which thou dost reproach me,- that thou hast enslaved the Children of Israel!"
PICKTHAL: And this is the past favour wherewith thou reproachest me: that thou hast enslaved the Children of Israel.
SHAKIR: And is it a favor of which you remind me that you have enslaved the children of Israel?

026.023
YUSUFALI: Pharaoh said: "And what is the 'Lord and Cherisher of the worlds'?"
PICKTHAL: Pharaoh said: And what is the Lord of the Worlds?
SHAKIR: Firon said: And what is the Lord of the worlds?

026.024
YUSUFALI: (Moses) said: "The Lord and Cherisher of the heavens and the earth, and all between,- if ye want to be quite sure."
PICKTHAL: (Moses) said: Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, if ye had but sure belief.
SHAKIR: He said: The Lord of the heavens and the earth and what is between them, if you would be sure.

026.025
YUSUFALI: (Pharaoh) said to those around: "Did ye not listen (to what he says)?"
PICKTHAL: (Pharaoh) said unto those around him: Hear ye not?
SHAKIR: (Firon) said to those around him: Do you not hear?

026.026
YUSUFALI: (Moses) said: "Your Lord and the Lord of your fathers from the beginning!"
PICKTHAL: He said: Your Lord and the Lord of your fathers.
SHAKIR: He said: Your Lord and the Lord of your fathers of old.

026.027
YUSUFALI: (Pharaoh) said: "Truly your messenger who has been sent to you is a veritable madman!"
PICKTHAL: (Pharaoh) said: Lo! your messenger who hath been sent unto you is indeed a madman!
SHAKIR: Said he: Most surely your Messenger who is sent to you is mad.

026.028
YUSUFALI: (Moses) said: "Lord of the East and the West, and all between! if ye only had sense!"
PICKTHAL: He said: Lord of the East and the West and all that is between them, if ye did but understand.
SHAKIR: He said: The Lord of the east and the west and what is between them, if you understand.

026.029
YUSUFALI: (Pharaoh) said: "If thou dost put forward any god other than me, I will certainly put thee in prison!"
PICKTHAL: (Pharaoh) said: If thou choosest a god other than me, I assuredly shall place thee among the prisoners.
SHAKIR: Said he: If you will take a god besides me, I will most certainly make you one of the imprisoned.

026.030
YUSUFALI: (Moses) said: "Even if I showed you something clear (and) convincing?"
PICKTHAL: He said: Even though I show thee something plain?
SHAKIR: He said: What! even if I bring to you something manifest?

026.031
YUSUFALI: (Pharaoh) said: "Show it then, if thou tellest the truth!"
PICKTHAL: (Pharaoh) said: Produce it then, if thou art of the truthful!
SHAKIR: Said he: Bring it then, if you are of the truthful ones.

026.032
YUSUFALI: So (Moses) threw his rod, and behold, it was a serpent, plain (for all to see)!
PICKTHAL: Then he flung down his staff and it became a serpent manifest,
SHAKIR: So he cast down his rod, and lo! it was an obvious serpent,

026.033
YUSUFALI: And he drew out his hand, and behold, it was white to all beholders!
PICKTHAL: And he drew forth his hand and lo! it was white to the beholders.
SHAKIR: And he drew forth his hand, and lo! it appeared white to the onlookers.

 

Section 3.

26 : 34

34. Qala lilmala-i hawlahu inna hatha lasahirun AAaleemun

 

Pharaoh said to the chieftains surrounding him : 'Verily this one is an accomplished sorcerer -

26 : 35

35. Yureedu an yukhrijakum min ardikum bisihrihi famatha ta/muroona

'Who seems determined to drive you out of the realm by dint of his sorcery! What is your advice to me?

26 : 36

36. Qaloo arjih waakhahu waibAAath fee almada-ini hashireena

They said : 'Detain them here, him and his brother, while your summoners go into your townships -

26 : 37

37. Ya/tooka bikulli sahharin AAaleemin

'And fetch every accomplished wizard in your realm!’

26 : 38

38. FajumiAAa alssaharatu limeeqati yawmin maAAloomin

So all the wizards assembled at a fixed time and on a day arranged.

26 : 39

39. Waqeela lilnnasi hal antum mujtamiAAoona

And it was said to the people : ‘Are you also gathering?’

26 : 40

40. LaAAallana nattabiAAu alssaharata in kanoo humu alghalibeena

They said : ‘Yes, so that we may become followers of the wizards, if they win.’

26 : 41

41. Falamma jaa alssaharatu qaloo lifirAAawna a-inna lana laajran in kunna nahnu alghalibeena

And when the wizards came, they said to Pharaoh : ‘Verily would there be a reward for us if we win?’

26 : 42

42. Qala naAAam wa-innakum ithan lamina almuqarrabeena

He said : ‘Yes! You will be brought closest to me!’

26 : 43

43. Qala lahum moosa alqoo ma antum mulqoona

Moses said to them : ‘Cast, then, whatever you have come to cast.’

26 : 44

44. Faalqaw hibalahum waAAisiyyahum waqaloo biAAizzati firAAawna inna lanahnu alghaliboona

So they cast their rods and their cords and said : ‘By the might of Pharaoh verily we shall triumph!’

26 : 45

45. Faalqa moosa AAasahu fa-itha hiya talqafu ma ya/fikoona

Then Moses cast his staff which swallowed up the false illusions they had created!

26 : 46

46. Faolqiya alssaharatu sajideena

And the wizards fell prostrate in adoration!

26 : 47

47. Qaloo amanna birabbi alAAalameena

And said : ‘We believe in the Lord of the worlds -

26 : 48

48. Rabbi moosa waharoona

‘The Lord of Moses and Aaron!’

26 : 49

49. Qala amantum lahu qabla an athana lakum innahu lakabeerukumu allathee AAallamakumu alssihra falasawfa taAAlamoona laoqattiAAanna aydiyakum waarjulakum min khilafin walaosallibannakum ajmaAAeena

He (Pharaoh) said : ‘Dare you believe in him before I give you leave? He may be the one who teaches you your craft, but you will surely come to know! I shall chop off your hands and feet, one from either side and verily I shall crucify every one of you!’

26 : 50

50. Qaloo la dayra inna ila rabbina munqaliboona

They said : ‘It makes no difference to us, for we are returning to our Lord!’

26 : 51

51. Inna natmaAAu an yaghfira lana rabbuna khatayana an kunna awwala almu/mineena

‘Verily we hope that our Lord will forgive our sins so that we might be foremost amongst the believers!’ (R)


OTHER TRANSLATIONS BY MUHSIN, YUSUFALI, PICKTHAL AND SHAKIR:

MUHSIN:

34. [Fir'aun (Pharaoh)] said to the chiefs around him: "Verily! This is indeed a well-versed sorcerer.

35. "He wants to drive you out of your land by his sorcery, then what is it your counsel, and what do you command?"

36. They said: "Put him off and his brother (for a while), and send callers to the cities;

37. "To bring up to you every well-versed sorcerer."

38. So the sorcerers were assembled at a fixed time on a day appointed.

39. And it was said to the people: "Are you (too) going to assemble?

40. "That we may follow the sorcerers [who were on Fir'aun's (Pharaoh) religion of disbelief] if they are the winners."

41. So when the sorcerers arrived, they said to Fir'aun (Pharaoh): "Will there surely be a reward for us if we are the winners?"

42. He said: "Yes, and you shall then verily be of those brought near (to myself)."

43. Műsa (Moses) said to them: "Throw what you are going to throw!"

44. So they threw their ropes and their sticks, and said: "By the might of Fir'aun (Pharaoh), it is we who will certainly win!"

45. Then Műsa (Moses) threw his stick, and behold, it swallowed up all the falsehoods which they showed!

46. And the sorcerers fell down prostrate.

47. Saying: "We believe in the Lord of the 'Alamîn (mankind, jinns and all that exists).

48. "The Lord of Műsa (Moses) and Hârűn (Aaron)."

49. [Fir'aun (Pharaoh)] said: "You have believed in him before I give you leave. Surely, he indeed is your chief, who has taught you magic! So verily, you shall come to know. Verily, I will cut off your hands and your feet on opposite sides, and I will crucify you all."

50. They said: "No harm! Surely, to our Lord (Allâh) we are to return;

51. "Verily! We really hope that our Lord will forgive us our sins, as we are the first of the believers [in Műsa (Moses) and in the Monotheism which he has brought from Allâh]."


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YUSUFALI: (Pharaoh) said to the Chiefs around him: "This is indeed a sorcerer well-versed:
PICKTHAL: (Pharaoh) said unto the chiefs about him: Lo! this is verily a knowing wizard,
SHAKIR: (Firon) said to the chiefs around him: Most surely this is a skillful magician,

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YUSUFALI: "His plan is to get you out of your land by his sorcery; then what is it ye counsel?"
PICKTHAL: Who would drive you out of your land by his magic. Now what counsel ye?
SHAKIR: Who desires to turn you out of your land with his magic; what is it then that you advise?

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YUSUFALI: They said: "Keep him and his brother in suspense (for a while), and dispatch to the Cities heralds to collect-
PICKTHAL: They said: Put him off, (him) and his brother, and send into the cities summoners
SHAKIR: They said: Give him and his brother respite and send heralds into the cities

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YUSUFALI: "And bring up to thee all (our) sorcerers well-versed."
PICKTHAL: Who shall bring unto thee every knowing wizard.
SHAKIR: That they should bring to you every skillful magician.

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YUSUFALI: So the sorcerers were got together for the appointment of a day well-known,
PICKTHAL: So the wizards were gathered together at a set time on a day appointed.
SHAKIR: So the magicians were gathered together at the appointed time on the fixed day,

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YUSUFALI: And the people were told: "Are ye (now) assembled?-
PICKTHAL: And it was said unto the people: Are ye (also) gathering?
SHAKIR: And it was said to the people: Will you gather together?

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YUSUFALI: "That we may follow the sorcerers (in religion) if they win?"
PICKTHAL: (They said): Aye, so that we may follow the wizards if they are the winners.
SHAKIR: Haply we may follow the magicians, if they are the vanquishers.

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YUSUFALI: So when the sorcerers arrived, they said to Pharaoh: "Of course - shall we have a (suitable) reward if we win?
PICKTHAL: And when the wizards came they said unto Pharaoh: Will there surely be a reward for us if we are the winners?
SHAKIR: And when the magicians came, they said to Firon: Shall we get a reward if we are the vanquishers?

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YUSUFALI: He said: "Yea, (and more),- for ye shall in that case be (raised to posts) nearest (to my person)."
PICKTHAL: He said: Aye, and ye will then surely be of those brought near (to me).
SHAKIR: He said: Yes, and surely you will then be of those who are made near.

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YUSUFALI: Moses said to them: "Throw ye - that which ye are about to throw!"
PICKTHAL: Moses said unto them: Throw what ye are going to throw!
SHAKIR: Musa said to them: Cast what you are going to cast.

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YUSUFALI: So they threw their ropes and their rods, and said: "By the might of Pharaoh, it is we who will certainly win!"
PICKTHAL: Then they threw down their cords and their staves and said: By Pharaoh's might, lo! we verily are the winners.
SHAKIR: So they cast down their cords and their rods and said: By Firon's power, we shall most surely be victorious.

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YUSUFALI: Then Moses threw his rod, when, behold, it straightway swallows up all the falsehoods which they fake!
PICKTHAL: Then Moses threw his staff and lo! it swallowed that which they did falsely show.
SHAKIR: Then Musa cast down his staff and lo! it swallowed up the lies they told.

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YUSUFALI: Then did the sorcerers fall down, prostrate in adoration,
PICKTHAL: And the wizards were flung prostrate,
SHAKIR: And the magicians were thrown down prostrate;

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YUSUFALI: Saying: "We believe in the Lord of the Worlds,
PICKTHAL: Crying: We believe in the Lord of the Worlds,
SHAKIR: They said: We believe in the Lord of the worlds:

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YUSUFALI: "The Lord of Moses and Aaron."
PICKTHAL: The Lord of Moses and Aaron.
SHAKIR: The Lord of Musa and Haroun.

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YUSUFALI: Said (Pharaoh): "Believe ye in Him before I give you permission? surely he is your leader, who has taught you sorcery! but soon shall ye know! Be sure I will cut off your hands and your feet on opposite sides, and I will cause you all to die on the cross!"
PICKTHAL: (Pharaoh) said: Ye put your faith in him before I give you leave. Lo! he doubtless is your chief who taught you magic! But verily ye shall come to know. Verily I will cut off your hands and your feet alternately, and verily I will crucify you every one.
SHAKIR: Said he: You believe in him before I give you permission; most surely he is the chief of you who taught you the magic, so you shall know: certainly I will cut off your hands and your feet on opposite sides, and certainly I will crucify you all.

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YUSUFALI: They said: "No matter! for us, we shall but return to our Lord!
PICKTHAL: They said: It is no hurt, for lo! unto our Lord we shall return.
SHAKIR: They said: No harm; surely to our Lord we go back;

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YUSUFALI: "Only, our desire is that our Lord will forgive us our faults, that we may become foremost among the believers!"
PICKTHAL: Lo! we ardently hope that our Lord will forgive us our sins because we are the first of the believers.
SHAKIR: Surely we hope that our Lord will forgive us our wrongs because we are the first of the believers.

 

Section 4.

26 : 52

52. Waawhayna ila moosa an asri biAAibadee innakum muttabaAAoona

And We inspired Moses saying : ‘Lead my slaves out of there by night because you will surely be pursued'

26 : 53

53. Faarsala firAAawnu fee almada-ini hashireena

Then Pharaoh dispatched more summoners into the Cities.

26 : 54

54. Inna haola-i lashirthimatun qaleeloona

‘Verily these (Israelites) are but a handful, -

26 : 55

 

55. Wa-innahum lana lagha-ithoona

 

‘And have rebelled in anger against us.

26 : 56

56. Wa-inna lajameeAAun hathiroona

 ‘But we are a great multitude and well prepared!’

26 : 57

57. Faakhrajnahum min jannatin waAAuyoonin

Thus did We deprive them of their gardens and their water springs

26 : 58

58. Wakunoozin wamaqamin kareemin

And their treasures and their properties.

26 : 59

 

59. Kathalika waawrathnaha banee isra-eela

That was that! And We made the Children of Israel inherit these things.

26 : 60

60. FaatbaAAoohum mushriqeena

And they gave them pursuit at sunrise.

26 : 61

61. Falamma taraa aljamAAani qala as-habu moosa inna lamudrakoona

And when the two groups confronted one another, those with Moses said : ‘Verily we are sure to be overwhelmed!’

26 : 62

62. Qala kalla inna maAAiya rabbee sayahdeeni

He (Moses) said : ‘By no means! My Lord is with me. He will show me the way.’

26 : 63

63. Faawhayna ila moosa ani idrib biAAasaka albahra fainfalaqa fakana kullu firqin kaalttawdi alAAatheemi

Then We inspired Moses saying : ‘Strike the water with your staff!’ And it parted, each side as formidable as a mountain!’

26 : 64

64. Waazlafna thamma al-akhareena

Then We made the other party arrive there.

26 : 65

65. Waanjayna moosa waman maAAahu ajmaAAeena

And We saved Moses and those with him, - every one of them.

26 : 66

66. Thumma aghraqna al-akhareena

But We drowned the others!

26 : 67

67. Inna fee thalika laayatan wama kana aktharuhum mu/mineena

Verily in all this there are clear signs and yet most of them do not believe!

26 : 68

68. Wa-inna rabbaka lahuwa alAAazeezu alrraheemu

And verily your Lord! : He is the Meritorious and the Munificent! (R)


OTHER TRANSLATIONS BY MUHSIN, YUSUFALI, PICKTHAL AND SHAKIR:

MUHSIN:

52. And We inspired Műsa (Moses), saying: "Take away My slaves by night, verily, you will be pursued."

53. Then Fir'aun (Pharaoh) sent callers to (all) the cities.

54. (Saying): "Verily! These indeed are but a small band.

55. "And verily, they have done what has enraged us;

56. "But we are host all assembled, amply fore-warned."

57. So, We expelled them from gardens and springs,

58. Treasures, and every kind of honourable place.

59. Thus [We turned them (Pharaoh's people) out] and We caused the Children of Israel to inherit them.

60. So they pursued them at sunrise.

61. And when the two hosts saw each other, the companions of Műsa (Moses) said: "We are sure to be overtaken."

62. [Műsa (Moses)] said: "Nay, verily! With me is my Lord, He will guide me."

63. Then We inspired Műsa (Moses) (saying): "Strike the sea with your stick." And it parted, and each separate part (of that sea water) became like the huge, firm mass of a mountain.

64. Then We brought near the others [Fir'aun's (Pharaoh) party] to that place.

65. And We saved Műsa (Moses) and all those with him.

66. Then We drowned the others.

67. Verily! In this is indeed a sign (or a proof), yet most of them are not believers.

68. And verily, your Lord! He is truly the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful.


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YUSUFALI: By inspiration we told Moses: "Travel by night with my servants; for surely ye shall be pursued."
PICKTHAL: And We inspired Moses, saying: Take away My slaves by night, for ye will be pursued.
SHAKIR: And We revealed to Musa, saying: Go away with My servants travelling by night, surely you will be pursued.

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YUSUFALI: Then Pharaoh sent heralds to (all) the Cities,
PICKTHAL: Then Pharaoh sent into the cities summoners,
SHAKIR: So Firon sent heralds into the cities;

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YUSUFALI: (Saying): "These (Israelites) are but a small band,
PICKTHAL: (Who said): Lo! these indeed are but a little troop,
SHAKIR: Most surely these are a small company;

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YUSUFALI: "And they are raging furiously against us;
PICKTHAL: And lo! they are offenders against us.
SHAKIR: And most surely they have enraged us;

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YUSUFALI: "But we are a multitude amply fore-warned."
PICKTHAL: And lo! we are a ready host.
SHAKIR: And most surely we are a vigilant multitude.

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YUSUFALI: So We expelled them from gardens, springs,
PICKTHAL: Thus did We take them away from gardens and watersprings,
SHAKIR: So We turned them out of gardens and springs,

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YUSUFALI: Treasures, and every kind of honourable position;
PICKTHAL: And treasures and a fair estate.
SHAKIR: And treasures and goodly dwellings,

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YUSUFALI: Thus it was, but We made the Children of Israel inheritors of such things.
PICKTHAL: Thus (were those things taken from them) and We caused the Children of Israel to inherit them.
SHAKIR: Even so. And We gave them as a heritage to the children of Israel.

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YUSUFALI: So they pursued them at sunrise.
PICKTHAL: And they overtook them at sunrise.
SHAKIR: Then they pursued them at sunrise.

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YUSUFALI: And when the two bodies saw each other, the people of Moses said: "We are sure to be overtaken."
PICKTHAL: And when the two hosts saw each other, those with Moses said: Lo! we are indeed caught.
SHAKIR: So when the two hosts saw each other, the companions of Musa cried out: Most surely we are being overtaken.

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YUSUFALI: (Moses) said: "By no means! my Lord is with me! Soon will He guide me!"
PICKTHAL: He said: Nay, verily! for lo! my Lord is with me. He will guide me.
SHAKIR: He said: By no means; surely my Lord is with me: He will show me a way out.

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YUSUFALI: Then We told Moses by inspiration: "Strike the sea with thy rod." So it divided, and each separate part became like the huge, firm mass of a mountain.
PICKTHAL: Then We inspired Moses, saying: Smite the sea with thy staff. And it parted, and each part was as a mountain vast.
SHAKIR: Then We revealed to Musa: Strike the sea with your staff. So it had cloven asunder, and each part was like a huge mound.

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YUSUFALI: And We made the other party approach thither.
PICKTHAL: Then brought We near the others to that place.
SHAKIR: And We brought near, there, the others.

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YUSUFALI: We delivered Moses and all who were with him;
PICKTHAL: And We saved Moses and those with him, every one;
SHAKIR: And We saved Musa and those with him, all of them.

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YUSUFALI: But We drowned the others.
PICKTHAL: And We drowned the others.
SHAKIR: Then We drowned the others.

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YUSUFALI: Verily in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe.
PICKTHAL: Lo! herein is indeed a portent, yet most of them are not believers.
SHAKIR: Most surely there is a sign in this, but most of them do not believe.

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YUSUFALI: And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.
PICKTHAL: And lo, thy Lord! He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.
SHAKIR: And most surely your Lord is the Mighty, the Merciful.

 

Section 5. 

26 : 69

69. Waotlu AAalayhim nabaa ibraheema

Now narrate to them the story of Abraham;

26 : 70

70. Ith qala li-abeehi waqawmihi ma taAAbudoona

When he said to his father and his folks : ‘What are these that you worship?’

26 : 71

71. Qaloo naAAbudu asnaman fanathallu laha AAakifeena

They said :‘We worship idols and we are devoted to them.’

26 : 72

72. Qala hal yasmaAAoonakum ith tadAAoona

He said :‘Do they respond to you when you cry to them?

26 : 73

73. Aw yanfaAAoonakum aw yadurroona

‘Or benefit you or harm you in any way?’

26 : 74

74. Qaloo bal wajadna abaana kathalika yafAAaloona

They said :‘Nay! But we did find our forefathers doing the same!’

26 : 75

75. Qala afaraaytum ma kuntum taAAbudoona

He said : ‘Do you realize at least now whom you have been worshipping -

26 : 76

76. Antum waabaokumu al-aqdamoona

‘You and your forefathers?’

26 : 77

77. Fa-innahum AAaduwwun lee illa rabba alAAalameena

‘For me, they are my enemies, all but the Lord of the Worlds -

26 : 78

78. Allathee khalaqanee fahuwa yahdeeni

‘Who created me and Who gives me guidance;

26 : 79

79. Waallathee huwa yutAAimunee wayasqeeni

‘And Who gives me food and drink;

26 : 80

80. Wa-itha maridtu fahuwa yashfeeni

‘And if I fall sick, He heals me;

26 : 81

81. Waallathee yumeetunee thumma yuhyeeni

 ‘And Who causes me to die and then gives me a new life

26 : 82

82. Waallathee atmaAAu an yaghfira lee khatee-atee yawma alddeeni

‘And Who, - this I fervently hope, - will forgive me my sins on the Day of Judgement

26 : 83

83. Rabbi hab lee hukman waalhiqnee bialssaliheena

‘O my Lord! Bestow upon me wisdom and enter me amongst the righteous;

26 : 84

84. WaijAAal lee lisana sidqin fee al-akhireena

‘And let my name be mentioned by future generations with respect;

26 : 85

85. WaijAAalnee min warathati jannati alnnaAAeemi

‘And place me amongst those who inherit the Garden of Bliss;

26 : 86

86. Waighfir li-abee innahu kana mina alddalleena

‘And forgive my father, because he is amongst those who went astray!

26 : 87

87. Wala tukhzinee yawma yubAAathoona

‘And disgrace me not on the Day when they are raised!

26 : 88

88. Yawma la yanfaAAu malun wala banoona

‘On the Day when neither affluence nor offspring would avail anyone -

26 : 89

89. Illa man ata Allaha biqalbin saleemin

 ‘Except him who brings to Allah a righteous heart!’

26 : 90

90. Waozlifati aljannatu lilmuttaqeena

To the righteous, the Garden would be brought near;

26 : 91

91. Waburrizati aljaheemu lilghaweena

And hell would be made manifest to the sinful -

26 : 92

92. Waqeela lahum ayna ma kuntum taAAbudoona

And it would be said to them : ‘Where are all those whom you used to worship -

26 : 93

93. Min dooni Allahi hal yansuroonakum aw yantasiroona

‘In the place of Allah? Can they help you or even help themselves?’

26 : 94

94. Fakubkiboo feeha hum waalghawoona

Then they would be flung in (in hell), - they and those who beguiled them -

26 : 95

95. Wajunoodu ibleesa ajmaAAoona

Along with all the sycophants of Iblis!

26 : 96

96. Qaloo wahum feeha yakhtasimoona

And they will say when an altercation breaks out between them :

26 : 97

97. TaAllahi in kunna lafee dalalin mubeenin

‘By Allah, we were truly in a blatant error -

26 : 98

98. Ith nusawweekum birabbi alAAalameena

 ‘When we deemed you to be equal to the Lord of the Worlds!

26 : 99

99. Wama adallana illa almujrimoona

‘It was only the sinful amongst us who led us astray!

26 : 100

100. Fama lana min shafiAAeena

‘Now we have no one to intercede on our behalf -

26 : 101

 101. Wala sadeeqin hameemin

 

‘Nor a single loyal friend!

26 : 102

 102. Falaw anna lana karratan fanakoona mina almu/mineena

‘If only we could get a second chance in earth so that we might become believers!’

26 : 103

103. Inna fee thalika laayatan wama kana aktharuhum mu/mineena

Verily in all this there are clear signs and yet most of them do not believe!

26 : 104

104. Wa-inna rabbaka lahuwa alAAazeezu alrraheemu

 And verily your Lord! He is the Meritorious and the Munificent! (R)


OTHER TRANSLATIONS BY MUHSIN, YUSUFALI, PICKTHAL AND SHAKIR:

MUHSIN:

 69. And recite to them the story of Ibrâhim (Abraham).

70. When he said to his father and his people: "What do you worship?"

71. They said: "We worship idols, and to them we are ever devoted."

72. He said: "Do they hear you, when you call (on them)?

73. "Or do they benefit you or do they harm (you)?"

74. They said: "Nay, but we found our fathers doing so."

75. He said: "Do you observe that which you have been worshipping,

76. "You and your ancient fathers?

77. "Verily! They are enemies to me, save the Lord of the 'Alamîn (mankind, jinns and all that exists);

78. "Who has created me, and it is He Who guides me;

79. "And it is He Who feeds me and gives me to drink.

80. "And when I am ill, it is He who cures me;

81. "And Who will cause me to die, and then will bring me to life (again);

82. "And Who, I hope will forgive me my faults on the Day of Recompense, (the Day of Resurrection),"

83. My Lord! Bestow Hukman (religious knowledge, right judgement of the affairs and Prophethood) on me, and join me with the righteous;

84. And grant me an honourable mention in later generations;

85. And make me one of the inheritors of the Paradise of Delight;

86. And forgive my father, verily he is of the erring;

87. And disgrace me not on the Day when (all the creatures) will be resurrected;

88. The Day whereon neither wealth nor sons will avail,

89. Except him who brings to Allâh a clean heart [clean from Shirk (polytheism) and Nifâq (hypocrisy)].

90. And Paradise will be brought near to the Muttaqűn (pious - see V.2:2).

91. And the (Hell) Fire will be placed in full view of the erring.

92. And it will be said to them: "Where are those (the false gods whom you used to set up as rivals with Allâh) that you used to worship

93. "Instead of Allâh? Can they help you or (even) help themselves?"

94. Then they will be thrown on their faces into the (Fire), They and the Ghâwűn (devils, and those who were in error).

95. And the whole hosts of Iblîs (Satan) together.

96. They will say while contending therein,

97. By Allâh, we were truly in a manifest error,

98. When We held you (false gods) as equals (in worship) with the Lord of the 'Alamîn (mankind, jinns and all that exists);

99. And none has brought us into error except the Mujriműn [Iblîs (Satan) and those of human beings who commit crimes, murderers, polytheists, oppressors, etc.].

100. Now we have no intercessors,

101. Nor a close friend (to help us).

102. (Alas!) If we only had a chance to return (to the world), we shall truly be among the believers!

103. Verily! In this is indeed a sign, yet most of them are not believers.

104. And verily, your Lord! He is truly the All Mighty, the Most Merciful.


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YUSUFALI: And rehearse to them (something of) Abraham's story.
PICKTHAL: Recite unto them the story of Abraham:
SHAKIR: And recite to them the story of Ibrahim.

026.070
YUSUFALI: Behold, he said to his father and his people: "What worship ye?"
PICKTHAL: When he said unto his father and his folk: What worship ye?
SHAKIR: When he said to his father and his people: What do you worship?

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YUSUFALI: They said: "We worship idols, and we remain constantly in attendance on them."
PICKTHAL: They said: We worship idols, and are ever devoted unto them.
SHAKIR: They said: We worship idols, so we shall be their votaries.

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YUSUFALI: He said: "Do they listen to you when ye call (on them)?"
PICKTHAL: He said: Do they hear you when ye cry?
SHAKIR: He said: Do they hear you when you call?

026.073
YUSUFALI: "Or do you good or harm?"
PICKTHAL: Or do they benefit or harm you?
SHAKIR: Or do they profit you or cause you harm?

026.074
YUSUFALI: They said: "Nay, but we found our fathers doing thus (what we do)."
PICKTHAL: They said: Nay, but we found our fathers acting on this wise.
SHAKIR: They said: Nay, we found our fathers doing so.

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YUSUFALI: He said: "Do ye then see whom ye have been worshipping,-
PICKTHAL: He said: See now that which ye worship,
SHAKIR: He said: Have you then considered what you have been worshipping:

026.076
YUSUFALI: "Ye and your fathers before you?-
PICKTHAL: Ye and your forefathers!
SHAKIR: You and your ancient sires.

026.077
YUSUFALI: "For they are enemies to me; not so the Lord and Cherisher of the Worlds;
PICKTHAL: Lo! they are (all) an enemy unto me, save the Lord of the Worlds,
SHAKIR: Surely they are enemies to me, but not (so) the Lord of the worlds;

026.078
YUSUFALI: "Who created me, and it is He Who guides me;
PICKTHAL: Who created me, and He doth guide me,
SHAKIR: Who created me, then He has shown me the way:

026.079
YUSUFALI: "Who gives me food and drink,
PICKTHAL: And Who feedeth me and watereth me.
SHAKIR: And He Who gives me to eat and gives me to drink:

026.080
YUSUFALI: "And when I am ill, it is He Who cures me;
PICKTHAL: And when I sicken, then He healeth me,
SHAKIR: And when I am sick, then He restores me to health

026.081
YUSUFALI: "Who will cause me to die, and then to life (again);
PICKTHAL: And Who causeth me to die, then giveth me life (again),
SHAKIR: And He Who will cause me to die, then give me life;

026.082
YUSUFALI: "And who, I hope, will forgive me my faults on the day of Judgment.
PICKTHAL: And Who, I ardently hope, will forgive me my sin on the Day of Judgment.
SHAKIR: And Who, I hope, will forgive me my mistakes on the day of judgment.

026.083
YUSUFALI: "O my Lord! bestow wisdom on me, and join me with the righteous;
PICKTHAL: My Lord! Vouchsafe me wisdom and unite me to the righteous.
SHAKIR: My Lord: Grant me wisdom, and join me with the good

026.084
YUSUFALI: "Grant me honourable mention on the tongue of truth among the latest (generations);
PICKTHAL: And give unto me a good report in later generations.
SHAKIR: And ordain for me a goodly mention among posterity

026.085
YUSUFALI: "Make me one of the inheritors of the Garden of Bliss;
PICKTHAL: And place me among the inheritors of the Garden of Delight,
SHAKIR: And make me of the heirs of the garden of bliss

026.086
YUSUFALI: "Forgive my father, for that he is among those astray;
PICKTHAL: And forgive my father. Lo! he is of those who err.
SHAKIR: And forgive my father, for surely he is of those who have gone astray;

026.087
YUSUFALI: "And let me not be in disgrace on the Day when (men) will be raised up;-
PICKTHAL: And abase me not on the day when they are raised,
SHAKIR: And disgrace me not on the day when they are raised

026.088
YUSUFALI: "The Day whereon neither wealth nor sons will avail,
PICKTHAL: The day when wealth and sons avail not (any man)
SHAKIR: The day on which property will not avail, nor sons

026.089
YUSUFALI: "But only he (will prosper) that brings to Allah a sound heart;
PICKTHAL: Save him who bringeth unto Allah a whole heart.
SHAKIR: Except him who comes to Allah with a heart free (from evil).

026.090
YUSUFALI: "To the righteous, the Garden will be brought near,
PICKTHAL: And the Garden will be brought nigh for those who ward off (evil).
SHAKIR: And the garden shall be brought near for those who guard (against evil),

026.091
YUSUFALI: "And to those straying in Evil, the Fire will be placed in full view;
PICKTHAL: And hell will appear plainly to the erring.
SHAKIR: And the hell shall be made manifest to the erring ones,

026.092
YUSUFALI: "And it shall be said to them: 'Where are the (gods) ye worshipped-
PICKTHAL: And it will be said unto them: Where is (all) that ye used to worship
SHAKIR: And it shall be said to them: Where are those that you used to worship;

026.093
YUSUFALI: "'Besides Allah? Can they help you or help themselves?'
PICKTHAL: Instead of Allah? Can they help you or help themselves?
SHAKIR: Besides Allah? Can they help you or yet help themselves?

026.094
YUSUFALI: "Then they will be thrown headlong into the (Fire),- they and those straying in Evil,
PICKTHAL: Then will they be hurled therein, they and the seducers
SHAKIR: So they shall be thrown down into it, they and the erring ones,

026.095
YUSUFALI: "And the whole hosts of Iblis together.
PICKTHAL: And the hosts of Iblis, together.
SHAKIR: And the hosts of the Shaitan, all.

026.096
YUSUFALI: "They will say there in their mutual bickerings:
PICKTHAL: And they will say, when they are quarrelling therein:
SHAKIR: They shall say while they contend therein:

026.097
YUSUFALI: "'By Allah, we were truly in an error manifest,
PICKTHAL: By Allah, of a truth we were in error manifest
SHAKIR: By Allah! we were certainly in manifest error,

026.098
YUSUFALI: "'When we held you as equals with the Lord of the Worlds;
PICKTHAL: When we made you equal with the Lord of the Worlds.
SHAKIR: When we made you equal to the Lord of the worlds;

026.099
YUSUFALI: "'And our seducers were only those who were steeped in guilt.
PICKTHAL: It was but the guilty who misled us.
SHAKIR: And none but the guilty led us astray;

026.100
YUSUFALI: "'Now, then, we have none to intercede (for us),
PICKTHAL: Now we have no intercessors
SHAKIR: So we have no intercessors,

026.101
YUSUFALI: "'Nor a single friend to feel (for us).
PICKTHAL: Nor any loving friend.
SHAKIR: Nor a true friend;

026.102
YUSUFALI: "'Now if we only had a chance of return we shall truly be of those who believe!'"
PICKTHAL: Oh, that we had another turn (on earth), that we might be of the believers!
SHAKIR: But if we could but once return, we would be of the believers.

026.103
YUSUFALI: Verily in this is a Sign but most of them do not believe.
PICKTHAL: Lo! herein is indeed a portent, yet most of them are not believers!
SHAKIR: Most surely there is a sign in this, but most of them do not believe.

026.104
YUSUFALI: And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.
PICKTHAL: And lo, thy Lord! He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.
SHAKIR: And most surely your Lord is the Mighty, the Merciful.
 

 

  Section 6.

26 : 105

105. Kaththabat qawmu noohin almursaleena

The folks of Noah vituperated their messenger -

26 : 106

106. Ith qala lahum akhoohum noohun ala tattaqoona

When Noah from their own brotherhood said to them : ’Will you not ward off evil?

26 : 107

107. Innee lakum rasoolun ameenun

‘Verily I am your trustworthy messenger -

26 : 108

108. Faittaqoo Allaha waateeAAooni

‘So render your duty to Allah and obey me!’

26 : 109

109. Wama as-alukum AAalayhi min ajrin in ajriya illa AAala rabbi alAAalameena

 ‘I ask not of you a wage towards this, for my wage is the concern of the Lord of the Worlds!

26 : 110

110. Faittaqoo Allaha waateeAAooni

‘So render your duty to Allah and obey me!’

26 : 111

111. Qaloo anu/minu laka waittabaAAaka al-arthaloona

They said : ‘Are we to put our faith in you when it is the most trivial among us that follow you?’

26 : 112

112. Qala wama AAilmee bima kanoo yaAAmaloona

He said : ‘I have no knowledge of what made them so trivial -

26 : 113

113. In hisabuhum illa AAala rabbee law tashAAuroona

‘Their reckoning is the concern of my Lord alone, if you but knew!

26 : 114

114. Wama ana bitaridi almu/mineena

 ‘It befits me not to drive away those who believe -

26 : 115

115. In ana illa natheerun mubeenun

‘For, I am only a plain warner!’

26 : 116

116. Qaloo la-in lam tantahi ya noohu latakoonanna mina almarjoomeena

 

They said : ‘If you do not desist (from this line), O Noah, you will surely be amongst those stoned to death!’

26 : 117

117. Qala rabbi inna qawmee kaththabooni

He said : ‘My Lord! Verily my own folk are denying me!

26 : 118

118. Faiftah baynee wabaynahum fathan wanajjinee waman maAAiya mina almu/mineena

 ‘So, judge You, then, between them and me clearly and deliver me and those who are with me!’

26 : 119

119. Faanjaynahu waman maAAahu fee alfulki almashhooni

And We delivered him and those who were with him in the laden Ark!’

26 : 120

120. Thumma aghraqna baAAdu albaqeena

Then, afterwards, We drowned the rest!

26 : 121

121. Inna fee thalika laayatan wama kana aktharuhum mu/mineena

Verily in all this there are clear signs and yet most of them do not believe!

26 : 122

122. Wa-inna rabbaka lahuwa alAAazeezu alrraheemu

And verily your Lord! He is the Meritorious and the Munificent! (R)


OTHER TRANSLATIONS BY MUHSIN, YUSUFALI, PICKTHAL AND SHAKIR:

MUHSIN:

105. The people of Nűh (Noah) belied the Messengers.

106. When their brother Nűh (Noah) said to them: "Will you not fear Allâh and obey Him?

107. "I am a trustworthy Messenger to you.

108. "So fear Allâh, keep your duty to Him, and obey me.

109. "No reward do I ask of you for it (my Message of Islâmic Monotheism), my reward is only from the Lord of the 'Alamîn (mankind, jinns and all that exists).

110. "So keep your duty to Allâh, fear Him and obey me."

111. They said: "Shall we believe in you, when the meanest (of the people) follow you?"

112. He said: "And what knowledge have I of what they used to do?

113. "Their account is only with my Lord, if you could (but) know.

114. "And I am not going to drive away the believers.

115. I am only a plain warner."

116. They said: "If you cease not, O Nűh (Noah)! You will surely be among those stoned (to death)."

117. He said: "My Lord! Verily, my people have belied me.

118. Therefore judge You between me and them, and save me and those of the believers who are with me."

119. And We saved him and those with him in the laden ship.

120. Then We drowned the rest (disbelievers) thereafter.

121. Verily, in this is indeed a sign, yet most of them are not believers.

122. And verily! Your Lord, He is indeed the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful.


026.105
YUSUFALI: The people of Noah rejected the messengers.
PICKTHAL: Noah's folk denied the messengers (of Allah),
SHAKIR: The people of Nuh rejected the messengers.

026.106
YUSUFALI: Behold, their brother Noah said to them: "Will ye not fear (Allah)?
PICKTHAL: When their brother Noah said unto them: Will ye not ward off (evil)?
SHAKIR: When their brother Nuh said to them: Will you not guard (against evil)?

026.107
YUSUFALI: "I am to you a messenger worthy of all trust:
PICKTHAL: Lo! I am a faithful messenger unto you,
SHAKIR: Surely I am a faithful messenger to you;

026.108
YUSUFALI: "So fear Allah, and obey me.
PICKTHAL: So keep your duty to Allah, and obey me.
SHAKIR: Therefore guard against (the punishment of) Allah and obey me

026.109
YUSUFALI: "No reward do I ask of you for it: my reward is only from the Lord of the Worlds:
PICKTHAL: And I ask of you no wage therefor; my wage is the concern only of the Lord of the Worlds.
SHAKIR: And I do not ask you any reward for it; my reward is only with the Lord of the worlds:

026.110
YUSUFALI: "So fear Allah, and obey me."
PICKTHAL: So keep your duty to Allah, and obey me.
SHAKIR: So guard against (the punishment of) Allah and obey me.

026.111
YUSUFALI: They said: "Shall we believe in thee when it is the meanest that follow thee?"
PICKTHAL: They said: Shall we put faith in thee, when the lowest (of the people) follow thee?
SHAKIR: They said: Shall we believe in you while the meanest follow you?

026.112
YUSUFALI: He said: "And what do I know as to what they do?
PICKTHAL: He said: And what knowledge have I of what they may have been doing (in the past)?
SHAKIR: He said: And what knowledge have I of what they do?

026.113
YUSUFALI: "Their account is only with my Lord, if ye could (but) understand.
PICKTHAL: Lo! their reckoning is my Lord's concern, if ye but knew;
SHAKIR: Their account is only with my Lord, if you could perceive

026.114
YUSUFALI: "I am not one to drive away those who believe.
PICKTHAL: And I am not (here) to repulse believers.
SHAKIR: And I am not going to drive away the believers;

026.115
YUSUFALI: "I am sent only to warn plainly in public."
PICKTHAL: I am only a plain warner.
SHAKIR: I am naught but a plain warner.

026.116
YUSUFALI: They said: "If thou desist not, O Noah! thou shalt be stoned (to death)."
PICKTHAL: They said: If thou cease not, O Noah, thou wilt surely be among those stoned (to death).
SHAKIR: They said: If you desist not, O Nuh, you shall most certainly be of those stoned to death.

026.117
YUSUFALI: He said: "O my Lord! truly my people have rejected me.
PICKTHAL: He said: My Lord! Lo! my own folk deny me.
SHAKIR: He said: My Lord! Surely my people give me the lie!

026.118
YUSUFALI: "Judge Thou, then, between me and them openly, and deliver me and those of the Believers who are with me."
PICKTHAL: Therefor judge Thou between us, a (conclusive) judgment, and save me and those believers who are with me.
SHAKIR: Therefore judge Thou between me and them with a (just) judgment, and deliver me and those who are with me of the believers.

026.119
YUSUFALI: So We delivered him and those with him, in the Ark filled (with all creatures).
PICKTHAL: And We saved him and those with him in the laden ship.
SHAKIR: So We delivered him and those with him in the laden ark.

026.120
YUSUFALI: Thereafter We drowned those who remained behind.
PICKTHAL: Then afterward We drowned the others.
SHAKIR: Then We drowned the rest afterwards

026.121
YUSUFALI: Verily in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe.
PICKTHAL: Lo! herein is indeed a portent, yet most of them are not believers.
SHAKIR: Most surely there is a sign in this, but most of them do not believe.

026.122
YUSUFALI: And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.
PICKTHAL: And lo, thy Lord, He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.
SHAKIR: And most surely your Lord is the Mighty, the Merciful.

 

Section 7.

26 : 123

123. Kaththabat AAadun almursaleena

The Tribe of Aad vituperated their messengers -

26 : 124

124. Ith qala lahum akhoohum hoodun ala tattaqoona

When Huud from their own brotherhood said to them : ’Will you not ward off evil?

26 : 125

125. Innee lakum rasoolun ameenun

‘Verily I am your trustworthy messenger -

26 : 126

126. Faittaqoo Allaha waateeAAooni

‘So render your duty to Allah and obey me!

26 : 127

127. Wama as-alukum AAalayhi min ajrin in ajriya illa AAala rabbi alAAalameena

‘I ask not of you a wage towards this, for my wage is the concern of the Lord of the Worlds

26 : 128

128. Atabnoona bikulli reeAAin ayatan taAAbathoona

‘You build monuments in every prominent spot to show off your glory;

26 : 129

129. Watattakhithoona masaniAAa laAAallakum takhludoona

‘You construct lofty garrisons in the hope that you would last forever;

26 : 130

130. Wa-itha batashtum batashtum jabbareena

'And when you seize others, you seize them like ruthless tyrants!

26 : 131

131. Faittaqoo Allaha waateeAAooni

‘Instead, render your duty to Allah and obey me!

26 : 132

132. Waittaqoo allathee amaddakum bima taAAlamoona

‘Render your duty to Him who has given you for free the best things in life -

26 : 133

133. Amaddakum bi-anAAamin wabaneena

 

‘Who has given you live-stock and children -

26 : 134

134. Wajannatin waAAuyoonin

‘And gardens and water springs!

26 : 135

135. Innee akhafu AAalaykum AAathaba yawmin AAatheemin

‘Verily I fear for you the retribution of an awesome Day!’

26 : 136

136. Qaloo sawaon AAalayna awaAAathta am lam takun mina alwaAAitheena

They said : ‘It is one and the same thing whether you admonish us or not;

26 : 137

137. In hatha illa khuluqu al-awwaleena

'It means no more to us than yet another fable from the past!

26 : 138

138. Wama nahnu bimuAAaththabeena

'For, (we know) we would not be punished!'

26 : 139

139. Fakaththaboohu faahlaknahum inna fee thalika laayatan wama kana aktharuhum mu/mineena

 

Thus they vituperated him and hence We destroyed them! Verily in all this there are clear signs and yet most of them do not believe!

26 : 140

140. Wa-inna rabbaka lahuwa alAAazeezu alrraheemu

And verily your Lord! He is the Meritorious and the Munificent! (R)


OTHER TRANSLATIONS BY MUHSIN, YUSUFALI, PICKTHAL AND SHAKIR:

MUHSIN:

 123. 'Ad (people) belied the Messengers.

124. When their brother Hűd said to them: "Will you not fear Allâh and obey Him?

125. "Verily! I am a trustworthy Messenger to you.

126. "So fear Allâh, keep your duty to Him, and obey me.

127. "No reward do I ask of you for it (my Message of Islâmic Monotheism), my reward is only from the Lord of the 'Alamîn (mankind, jinns, and all that exists).

128. "Do you build high palaces on every high place, while you do not live in them?

129. "And do you get for yourselves palaces (fine buildings) as if you will live therein for ever[].

130. "And when you seize, seize you as tyrants?

131. "So fear Allâh, keep your duty to Him, and obey me.

132. "And keep your duty to Him, fear Him Who has aided you with all (good things) that you know.

133. "He has aided you with cattle and children.

134. "And gardens and springs.

135. "Verily, I fear for you the torment of a Great Day."

136. They said: "It is the same to us whether you preach or be not of those who preach.

137. "This is no other than the false-tales and religion of the ancients, [Tafsir At-Tabarî, Vol.19, Page 97]

138. "And we are not going to be punished."

139. So they belied him, and We destroyed them. Verily! In this is indeed a sign, yet most of them are not believers.

140. And verily! Your Lord, He is indeed the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful.


026.123
YUSUFALI: The 'Ad (people) rejected the messengers.
PICKTHAL: (The tribe of) A'ad denied the messengers (of Allah).
SHAKIR: Ad gave the lie to the messengers.

026.124
YUSUFALI: Behold, their brother Hud said to them: "Will ye not fear (Allah)?
PICKTHAL: When their brother Hud said unto them: Will ye not ward off (evil)?
SHAKIR: When their brother Hud said to them: Will you not guard (against evil)?

026.125
YUSUFALI: "I am to you a messenger worthy of all trust:
PICKTHAL: Lo! I am a faithful messenger unto you,
SHAKIR: Surely I am a faithful messenger to you;

026.126
YUSUFALI: "So fear Allah and obey me.
PICKTHAL: So keep your duty to Allah and obey me.
SHAKIR: Therefore guard against (the punishment of) Allah and obey me:

026.127
YUSUFALI: "No reward do I ask of you for it: my reward is only from the Lord of the Worlds.
PICKTHAL: And I ask of you no wage therefor; my wage is the concern only of the Lord of the Worlds.
SHAKIR: And I do not ask you any reward for it; surely my reward is only with the Lord of the worlds

026.128
YUSUFALI: "Do ye build a landmark on every high place to amuse yourselves?
PICKTHAL: Build ye on every high place a monument for vain delight?
SHAKIR: Do you build on every height a monument? Vain is it that you do:

026.129
YUSUFALI: "And do ye get for yourselves fine buildings in the hope of living therein (for ever)?
PICKTHAL: And seek ye out strongholds, that haply ye may last for ever?
SHAKIR: And you make strong fortresses that perhaps you may

026.130
YUSUFALI: "And when ye exert your strong hand, do ye do it like men of absolute power?
PICKTHAL: And if ye seize by force, seize ye as tyrants?
SHAKIR: And when you lay hands (on men) you lay hands (like) tyrants;

026.131
YUSUFALI: "Now fear Allah, and obey me.
PICKTHAL: Rather keep your duty to Allah, and obey me.
SHAKIR: So guard against (the punishment of) Allah and obey me

026.132
YUSUFALI: "Yea, fear Him Who has bestowed on you freely all that ye know.
PICKTHAL: Keep your duty toward Him Who hath aided you with (the good things) that ye know,
SHAKIR: And be careful of (your duty to) Him Who has given you abundance of what you know.

026.133
YUSUFALI: "Freely has He bestowed on you cattle and sons,-
PICKTHAL: Hath aided you with cattle and sons.
SHAKIR: He has given you abundance of cattle and children

026.134
YUSUFALI: "And Gardens and Springs.
PICKTHAL: And gardens and watersprings.
SHAKIR: And gardens and fountains;

026.135
YUSUFALI: "Truly I fear for you the Penalty of a Great Day."
PICKTHAL: Lo! I fear for you the retribution of an awful day.
SHAKIR: Surely I fear for you the chastisement of a grievous day

026.136
YUSUFALI: They said: "It is the same to us whether thou admonish us or be not among (our) admonishers!
PICKTHAL: They said: It is all one to us whether thou preachest or art not of those who preach;
SHAKIR: They said: It is the same to us whether you admonish or are not one of the admonishers

026.137
YUSUFALI: "This is no other than a customary device of the ancients,
PICKTHAL: This is but a fable of the men of old,
SHAKIR: This is naught but a custom of the ancients;

026.138
YUSUFALI: "And we are not the ones to receive Pains and Penalties!"
PICKTHAL: And we shall not be doomed.
SHAKIR: And we are not going to be punished.

026.139
YUSUFALI: So they rejected him, and We destroyed them. Verily in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe.
PICKTHAL: And they denied him; therefor We destroyed them. Lo! herein is indeed a portent, yet most of them are not believers.
SHAKIR: So they gave him the lie, then We destroyed them. Most surely there is a sign in this, but most of them do not believe.

026.140
YUSUFALI: And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.
PICKTHAL: And lo! thy Lord, He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.
SHAKIR: And most surely your Lord is the Mighty, the Merciful.

 

Section 8.

26 : 141

141. Kaththabat thamoodu almursaleena

The tribe of Thamud vituperated their messengers.

26 : 142

142. Ith qala lahum akhoohum salihun ala tattaqoona

When Saleh of their own brotherhood said to them : 'Will you not ward off evil?

26 : 143

143. Innee lakum rasoolun ameenun

'Verily I am your trustworthy messenger!

26 : 144

144. Faittaqoo Allaha waateeAAooni

'So render your duty to Allah and obey me!

26 : 145

145. Wama as-alukum AAalayhi min ajrin in ajriya illa AAala rabbi alAAalameena

 ‘I ask not of you a wage towards this, for my wage is the concern of the Lord of the Worlds!

26 : 146

146. Atutrakoona fee ma hahuna amineena

'Do you think that you would remain forever secure in the midst of these comforts?

26 : 147

147. Fee jannatin waAAuyoonin

'In these gardens and in these water springs?

26 : 148

148. WazurooAAin wanakhlin talAAuha hadeemun

'And these fertile farms and these groves of date palm laden heavy with their yield?

26 : 149

149. Watanhitoona mina aljibali buyootan fariheena

'And in these dwellings which you have so skilfully carved in mountain- rocks?

26 : 150

150. Faittaqoo Allaha waateeAAooni

'So render your duty to Allah and obey me -

26 : 151

151. Wala tuteeAAoo amra almusrifeena

'And follow not the examples set by the insidious -

26 : 152

152. Allatheena yufsidoona fee al-ardi wala yuslihoona

'Who perpetuate feud on earth and never mend their ways.'

26 : 153

153. Qaloo innama anta mina almusahhareena

They said : 'We think you are under a spell!

26 : 154

154. Ma anta illa basharun mithluna fa/ti bi-ayatin in kunta mina alssadiqeena

'You are just a mortal like any of us, so bring a portent if you speak the truth!'

26 : 155

155. Qala hathihi naqatun laha shirbun walakum shirbu yawmin maAAloomin

He said : 'Your portent is this shackle! Let her take her turn to drink water in the pond on one appointed day and you take yours on another day -

26 : 156

156. Wala tamassooha bisoo-in faya/khuthakum AAathabu yawmin AAatheemin

'But harm her not lest there came upon you the retribution of an awesome Day!'

26 : 157

157. FaAAaqarooha faasbahoo nadimeena

Yet they hamstrung her and were left to regret their action by the crack of dawn!

26 : 158

158. Faakhathahumu alAAathabu inna fee thalika laayatan wama kana aktharuhum mu/mineena

For, the retribution did come upon them! Verily in all this there is a clear sign and yet most of them do not believe!

26 : 159

159. Wa-inna rabbaka lahuwa alAAazeezu alrraheemu

And verily your Lord! He is the Meritorious, the Munificent! (R)


OTHER TRANSLATIONS BY MUHSIN, YUSUFALI, PICKTHAL AND SHAKIR:

MUHSIN:

141. Thaműd (people) belied the Messenger.

142. When their brother Sâlih (Saleh) said to them: "Will you not fear Allâh and obey Him?

143. "I am a trustworthy Messenger to you.

144. "So fear Allâh, keep your duty to Him, and obey me.

145. "No reward do I ask of you for it (my Message of Islâmic Monotheism), my reward is only from the Lord of the 'Alamîn (mankind, jinns and all that exists).

146. "Will you be left secure in that which you have here?

147. "In gardens and springs.

148. And green crops (fields etc.) and date-palms with soft spadix.

149. "And you carve houses out of mountains with great skill.

150. "So fear Allâh, keep your duty to Him, and obey me.

151. "And follow not the command of Al-Musrifűn [i.e. their chiefs, leaders who were polytheists, criminals and sinners],

152. "Who make mischief in the land, and reform not."

153. They said: "You are only of those bewitched!

154. "You are but a human being like us. Then bring us a sign if you are of the truthful."

155. He said: "Here is a she-camel; it has a right to drink (water), and you have a right to drink (water) (each) on a day, known.

156. "And touch her not with harm, lest the torment of a Great Day seize you."

157. But they killed her, and then they became regretful.

158. So the torment overtook them. Verily, in this is indeed a sign, yet most of them are not believers.

159. And verily! Your Lord, He is indeed the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful.


026.141
YUSUFALI: The Thamud (people) rejected the messengers.
PICKTHAL: (The tribe of) Thamud denied the messengers (of Allah)
SHAKIR: Samood gave the lie to the messengers

026.142
YUSUFALI: Behold, their brother Salih said to them: "Will you not fear (Allah)?
PICKTHAL: When their brother Salih said unto them: Will ye not ward off (evil)?
SHAKIR: When their brother Salih said to them: Will you not guard (against evil)?

026.143
YUSUFALI: "I am to you a messenger worthy of all trust.
PICKTHAL: Lo! I am a faithful messenger unto you,
SHAKIR: Surely I am a faithful messenger to you

026.144
YUSUFALI: "So fear Allah, and obey me.
PICKTHAL: So keep your duty to Allah and obey me.
SHAKIR: Therefore guard against (the punishment of) Allah and obey me:

026.145
YUSUFALI: "No reward do I ask of you for it: my reward is only from the Lord of the Worlds.
PICKTHAL: And I ask of you no wage therefor; my wage is the concern only of the Lord of the Worlds.
SHAKIR: And I do not ask you any reward for it; my reward is only with the Lord of the worlds:

026.146
YUSUFALI: "Will ye be left secure, in (the enjoyment of) all that ye have here?-
PICKTHAL: Will ye be left secure in that which is here before us,
SHAKIR: Will you be left secure in what is here;

026.147
YUSUFALI: "Gardens and Springs,
PICKTHAL: In gardens and watersprings.
SHAKIR: In gardens and fountains,

026.148
YUSUFALI: "And corn-fields and date-palms with spathes near breaking (with the weight of fruit)?
PICKTHAL: And tilled fields and heavy-sheathed palm-trees,
SHAKIR: And cornfields and palm-trees having fine spadices?

026.149
YUSUFALI: "And ye carve houses out of (rocky) mountains with great skill.
PICKTHAL: Though ye hew out dwellings in the mountain, being skilful?
SHAKIR: And you hew houses out of the mountains exultingly;

026.150
YUSUFALI: "But fear Allah and obey me;
PICKTHAL: Therefor keep your duty to Allah and obey me,
SHAKIR: Therefore guard against (the punishment of) Allah and obey me;

026.151
YUSUFALI: "And follow not the bidding of those who are extravagant,-
PICKTHAL: And obey not the command of the prodigal,
SHAKIR: And do not obey the bidding of the extravagant,

026.152
YUSUFALI: "Who make mischief in the land, and mend not (their ways)."
PICKTHAL: Who spread corruption in the earth, and reform not.
SHAKIR: Who make mischief in the land and do not act aright.

026.153
YUSUFALI: They said: "Thou art only one of those bewitched!
PICKTHAL: They said: Thou art but one of the bewitched;
SHAKIR: They said: You are only of the deluded ones;

026.154
YUSUFALI: "Thou art no more than a mortal like us: then bring us a Sign, if thou tellest the truth!"
PICKTHAL: Thou art but a mortal like us. So bring some token if thou art of the truthful.
SHAKIR: You are naught but a mortal like ourselves; so bring a sign if you are one of the truthful.

026.155
YUSUFALI: He said: "Here is a she-camel: she has a right of watering, and ye have a right of watering, (severally) on a day appointed.
PICKTHAL: He said: (Behold) this she-camel. She hath the right to drink (at the well), and ye have the right to drink, (each) on an appointed day.
SHAKIR: He said: This is a she-camel; she shall have her portion of water, and you have your portion of water on an appointed time;

026.156
YUSUFALI: "Touch her not with harm, lest the Penalty of a Great Day seize you."
PICKTHAL: And touch her not with ill lest there come on you the retribution of an awful day.
SHAKIR: And do not touch her with evil, lest the punishment of a grievous day should overtake you.

026.157
YUSUFALI: But they ham-strung her: then did they become full of regrets.
PICKTHAL: But they hamstrung her, and then were penitent.
SHAKIR: But they hamstrung her, then regretted;

026.158
YUSUFALI: But the Penalty seized them. Verily in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe.
PICKTHAL: So the retribution came on them. Lo! herein is indeed a portent, yet most of them are not believers.
SHAKIR: So the punishment overtook them. Most surely there is a sign in this, but most of them do not believe.

026.159
YUSUFALI: And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.
PICKTHAL: And lo! thy Lord! He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.
SHAKIR: And most surely your Lord is the Mighty, the Merciful.

 

Section 9.

26 : 160

160. Kaththabat qawmu lootin almursaleena

 

The folk of Lot vituperated their messenger;

26 : 161

161. Ith qala lahum akhoohum lootun ala tattaqoona

When Lot of their own brotherhood said to them : 'Will you not ward off evil?

26 : 162

162. Innee lakum rasoolun ameenun

'Verily I am your trustworthy messenger.

26 : 163

163. Faittaqoo Allaha waateeAAooni

'So render your duty to Allah and obey me!

26 : 164

164. Wama as-alukum AAalayhi min ajrin in ajriya illa AAala rabbi alAAalameena

'I ask not of you a wage towards this, for my wage is the concern of the Lord of the Worlds!

26 : 165

165. Ata/toona alththukrana mina alAAalameena

'Out of all the creatures, is it other men that you lust after -

26 : 166

166. Watatharoona ma khalaqa lakum rabbukum min azwajikum bal antum qawmun AAadoona

'Abandoning those whom your Lord has intended to be your spouses ? Nay, but you are a folk without scruples!

26 : 167

167. Qaloo la-in lam tantahi ya lootu latakoonanna mina almukhrajeena

They said : 'If you desist not from this, O Lot, you will surely become a pariah!'

26 : 168

168. Qala innee liAAamalikum mina alqaleena

He said : 'I abhor your misconduct!’

26 : 169

169. Rabbi najjinee waahlee mimma yaAAmaloona

'My Lord! Deliver me and my household from the profanities which they commit!'

26 : 170

170. Fanajjaynahu waahlahu ajmaAAeena

So We delivered him and his household, each and every one of them -

26 : 171

171. Illa AAajoozan fee alghabireena

 

Except an old woman who stayed with those that were left behind -

26 : 172

172. Thumma dammarna al-akhareena

Then, after their departure, We destroyed the rest of them.

26 : 173

173. Waamtarna AAalayhim mataran fasaa mataru almunthareena

And We sent upon them a devastating torrent, and what an awesome downpour it was for a people who had been warned!

26 : 174

174. Inna fee thalika laayatan wama kana aktharuhum mu/mineena

 

And verily in all this there is a clear sign and yet most of them do not believe!

26 : 175 

 

 

175. Wa-inna rabbaka lahuwa alAAazeezu alrraheemu

And verily your Lord! He is the Meritorious, the Munificent! (R)


OTHER TRANSLATIONS BY MUHSIN, YUSUFALI, PICKTHAL AND SHAKIR:

MUHSIN:

160. The prople of Lout (Lot) (those dwelt in the towns of Sodom in Palestine) belied the Messengers.

161. When their brother Lout (Lot) said to them: "Will you not fear Allâh and obey Him?

162. "Verily! I am a trustworthy Messenger to you.

163. "So fear Allâh, keep your duty to Him, and obey me.

164. "No reward do I ask of you for it (my Message of Islâmic Monotheism), my reward is only from the Lord of the 'Alamîn (mankind, jinns and all that exists).

165. "Go you in unto the males of the 'Alamîn (mankind),

166. "And leave those whom Allâh has created for you to be your wives? Nay, you are a trespassing people!"

167. They said: "If you cease not. O Lout (Lot)! Verily, you will be one of those who are driven out!"

168. He said: "I am, indeed, of those who disapprove with severe anger and fury your (this evil) action (of sodomy).

169. "My Lord! Save me and my family from what they do."

170. So We saved him and his family, all,

171. Except an old woman (his wife) among those who remained behind.

172. Then afterward We destroyed the others.

173. And We rained on them a rain (of torment). And how evil was the rain of those who had been warned.

174. Verily, in this is indeed a sign, yet most of them are not believers.

175. And verily! Your Lord, He is indeed the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful.


026.160
YUSUFALI: The people of Lut rejected the messengers.
PICKTHAL: The folk of Lot denied the messengers (of Allah),
SHAKIR: The people of Lut gave the lie to the messengers.

026.161
YUSUFALI: Behold, their brother Lut said to them: "Will ye not fear (Allah)?
PICKTHAL: When their brother Lot said unto them: Will ye not ward off (evil)?
SHAKIR: When their brother Lut said to them: Will you not guard (against evil)?

026.162
YUSUFALI: "I am to you a messenger worthy of all trust.
PICKTHAL: Lo! I am a faithful messenger unto you,
SHAKIR: Surely I am a faithful messenger to you;

026.163
YUSUFALI: "So fear Allah and obey me.
PICKTHAL: So keep your duty to Allah and obey me.
SHAKIR: Therefore guard against (the punishment of) Allah and obey me:

026.164
YUSUFALI: "No reward do I ask of you for it: my reward is only from the lord of the Worlds.
PICKTHAL: And I ask of you no wage therefor; my wage is the concern only of the Lord of the Worlds.
SHAKIR: And I do not ask you any reward for it; my reward is only with the Lord of the worlds;

026.165
YUSUFALI: "Of all the creatures in the world, will ye approach males,
PICKTHAL: What! Of all creatures do ye come unto the males,
SHAKIR: What! do you come to the males from among the creatures

026.166
YUSUFALI: "And leave those whom Allah has created for you to be your mates? Nay, ye are a people transgressing (all limits)!"
PICKTHAL: And leave the wives your Lord created for you? Nay, but ye are froward folk.
SHAKIR: And leave what your Lord has created for you of your wives? Nay, you are a people exceeding limits.

026.167
YUSUFALI: They said: "If thou desist not, O Lut! thou wilt assuredly be cast out!"
PICKTHAL: They said: If thou cease not, O Lot, thou wilt soon be of the outcast.
SHAKIR: They said: If you desist not, O Lut! you shall surely be of those who are expelled.

026.168
YUSUFALI: He said: "I do detest your doings."
PICKTHAL: He said: I am in truth of those who hate your conduct.
SHAKIR: He said: Surely I am of those who utterly abhor your

026.169
YUSUFALI: "O my Lord! deliver me and my family from such things as they do!"
PICKTHAL: My Lord! Save me and my household from what they do.
SHAKIR: My Lord ! deliver me and my followers from what they do.

026.170
YUSUFALI: So We delivered him and his family,- all
PICKTHAL: So We saved him and his household, every one,
SHAKIR: So We delivered him and his followers all,

026.171
YUSUFALI: Except an old woman who lingered behind.
PICKTHAL: Save an old woman among those who stayed behind.
SHAKIR: Except an old woman, among those who remained behind.

026.172
YUSUFALI: But the rest We destroyed utterly.
PICKTHAL: Then afterward We destroyed the others.
SHAKIR: Then We utterly destroyed the others.

026.173
YUSUFALI: We rained down on them a shower (of brimstone): and evil was the shower on those who were admonished (but heeded not)!
PICKTHAL: And We rained on them a rain. And dreadful is the rain of those who have been warned.
SHAKIR: And We rained down upon them a rain, and evil was the rain on those warned.

026.174
YUSUFALI: Verily in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe.
PICKTHAL: Lo! herein is indeed a portent, yet most of them are not believers.
SHAKIR: Most surely there is a sign in this, but most of them do not believe.

026.175
YUSUFALI: And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might Most Merciful.
PICKTHAL: And lo! thy Lord, He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.
SHAKIR: And most surely your Lord is the Mighty, the Merciful.

 

 Section 10.

26 : 176

176. Kaththaba as-habu al-aykati almursaleena

The dwellers of the forest in Midian vituperated their messenger -

26 : 177

177. Ith qala lahum shuAAaybun ala tattaqoona

When Sho'abe said to them : 'Will you not ward off evil?

26 : 178

178. Innee lakum rasoolun ameenun

'Verily I am your trustworthy messenger -

26 : 179

179. Faittaqoo Allaha waateeAAooni

'So keep your duty to Allah and obey me!

26 : 180

180. Wama as-alukum AAalayhi min ajrin in ajriya illa AAala rabbi alAAalameena

'I ask not of you a wage towards this, for my wage is the concern of the Lord of the Worlds!

26 : 181

181. Awfoo alkayla wala takoonoo mina almukhsireena

'Give full measure and be not fraudulent in your dealings with others!

26 : 182

182. Wazinoo bialqistasi almustaqeemi

'And weigh with accurate scales -

26 : 183

183. Wala tabkhasoo alnnasa ashyaahum wala taAAthaw fee al-ardi mufsideena

'And do not wrong mankind by giving them less nor perpetrate evil, causing mischief upon the earth -

26 : 184

184. Waittaqoo allathee khalaqakum waaljibillata al-awwaleena

'And render your duty to Him who created you and other generations before you!'

26 : 185

185. Qaloo innama anta mina almusahhareena

They said : 'You are the one upon whom a spell has been cast!

26 : 186

186. Wama anta illa basharun mithluna wa-in nathunnuka lamina alkathibeena

'You are just an ordinary mortal like any of us and we also think that you are a liar!

26 : 187

187. Faasqit AAalayna kisafan mina alssama-i in kunta mina alssadiqeena

'So cause a piece of the sky to topple upon us, if you are speaking the truth!

26 : 188

188. Qala rabbee aAAlamu bima taAAmaloona

He said : 'My Lord is best aware of the evil you perpetrate!'

26 : 189

189. Fakaththaboohu faakhathahum AAathabu yawmi alththullati innahu kana AAathaba yawmin AAatheemin

But they repudiated him and so there came upon them the retribution of the day of Gloom! Verily it was a retribution of the awesome Day!

26 : 190

190. Inna fee thalika laayatan wama kana aktharuhum mu/mineena

And verily in all this there is a clear sign and yet most of them do not believe!

26 : 191

191. Wa-inna rabbaka lahuwa alAAazeezu alrraheemu

And verily your Lord! He is the Meritorious and the Munificent! (R)


OTHER TRANSLATIONS BY MUHSIN, YUSUFALI, PICKTHAL AND SHAKIR:

MUHSIN:

176. The dwellers of Al-Aiyka [near Madyan (Midian)] belied the Messengers.

177. When Shu'âib (Shuaib) said to them: "Will you not fear Allâh (and obey Him)?

178. "I am a trustworthy Messenger to you.

179. "So fear Allâh, keep your duty to Him, and obey me.

180. "No reward do I ask of you for it (my Message of Islâmic Monotheism), my reward is only from the Lord of the 'Alamîn (mankind, jinns and all that exists).

181. "Give full measure, and cause no loss (to others).

182. "And weigh with the true and straight balance.

183. "And defraud not people by reducing their things, nor do evil, making corruption and mischief in the land.

184. "And fear Him Who created you and the generations of the men of old."

185. They said: "You are only one of those bewitched!

186. "You are but a human being like us and verily, we think that you are one of the liars!

187. "So cause a piece of the heaven to fall on us, if you are of the truthful!"

188. He said: "My Lord is the Best Knower of what you do."

189. But they belied him, so the torment of the day of shadow (a gloomy cloud) seized them, indeed that was the torment of a Great Day.

190. Verily, in this is indeed a sign, yet most of them are not believers.

191. And verily! Your Lord, He is indeed the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful.


026.176
YUSUFALI: The Companions of the Wood rejected the messengers.
PICKTHAL: The dwellers in the wood (of Midian) denied the messengers (of Allah),
SHAKIR: The dwellers of the thicket gave the lie to the messengers.

026.177
YUSUFALI: Behold, Shu'aib said to them: "Will ye not fear (Allah)?
PICKTHAL: When Shu'eyb said unto them: Will ye not ward off (evil)?
SHAKIR: When Shu'aib said to them: Will you not guard (against evil)?

026.178
YUSUFALI: "I am to you a messenger worthy of all trust.
PICKTHAL: Lo! I am a faithful messenger unto you,
SHAKIR: Surely I am a faithful messenger to you;

026.179
YUSUFALI: "So fear Allah and obey me.
PICKTHAL: So keep your duty to Allah and obey me.
SHAKIR: Therefore guard against (the punishment of) Allah and obey me:

026.180
YUSUFALI: "No reward do I ask of you for it: my reward is only from the Lord of the Worlds.
PICKTHAL: And I ask of you no wage for it; my wage is the concern only of the Lord of the Worlds.
SHAKIR: And I do not ask you any reward for it, my reward is only with the Lord of the worlds;

026.181
YUSUFALI: "Give just measure, and cause no loss (to others by fraud).
PICKTHAL: Give full measure, and be not of those who give less (than the due).
SHAKIR: Give a full measure and be not of those who diminish;

026.182
YUSUFALI: "And weigh with scales true and upright.
PICKTHAL: And weigh with the true balance.
SHAKIR: And weigh (things) with a right balance,

026.183
YUSUFALI: "And withhold not things justly due to men, nor do evil in the land, working mischief.
PICKTHAL: Wrong not mankind in their goods, and do not evil, making mischief, in the earth.
SHAKIR: And do not wrong men of their things, and do not act corruptly in the earth, making mischief.

026.184
YUSUFALI: "And fear Him Who created you and (who created) the generations before (you)"
PICKTHAL: And keep your duty unto Him Who created you and the generations of the men of old.
SHAKIR: And guard against (the punishment of) Him who created you and the former nations.

026.185
YUSUFALI: They said: "Thou art only one of those bewitched!
PICKTHAL: They said: Thou art but one of the bewitched;
SHAKIR: They said: You are only of those deluded;

026.186
YUSUFALI: "Thou art no more than a mortal like us, and indeed we think thou art a liar!
PICKTHAL: Thou art but a mortal like us, and lo! we deem thee of the liars.
SHAKIR: And you are naught but a mortal like ourselves, and we know you to be certainly of the liars.

026.187
YUSUFALI: "Now cause a piece of the sky to fall on us, if thou art truthful!"
PICKTHAL: Then make fragments of the heaven fall upon us, if thou art of the truthful.
SHAKIR: Therefore cause a portion of the heaven to come down upon us, if you are one of the truthful.

026.188
YUSUFALI: He said: "My Lord knows best what ye do."
PICKTHAL: He said: My Lord is Best Aware of what ye do.
SHAKIR: He said: My Lord knows best what you do.

026.189
YUSUFALI: But they rejected him. Then the punishment of a day of overshadowing gloom seized them, and that was the Penalty of a Great Day.
PICKTHAL: But they denied him, so there came on them the retribution of the day of gloom. Lo! it was the retribution of an awful day.
SHAKIR: But they called him a liar, so the punishment of the day of covering overtook them; surely it was the punishment of a grievous day.

026.190
YUSUFALI: Verily in that is a Sign: but most of them do not believe.
PICKTHAL: Lo! herein is indeed a portent; yet most of them are not believers.
SHAKIR: Most surely there is a sign in this, but most of them do not believe.

026.191
YUSUFALI: And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.
PICKTHAL: And lo! thy Lord! He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.
SHAKIR: And most surely your Lord is Mighty, the Merciful.

 

Section 11   

26 : 192

192. Wa-innahu latanzeelu rabbi alAAalameena

And verily this is a revelation from the Lord of the Worlds -

26 : 193

 

193. Nazala bihi alrroohu al-ameenu

Which the Holy Spirit has brought down (O Mohammed) -

26 : 194

194. AAala qalbika litakoona mina almunthireena

To your heart and mind so that you may be of those who warn!

26 : 195

195. Bilisanin AAarabiyyin mubeenin

In a fluent Arabic language.

26 : 196

196. Wa-innahu lafee zuburi al-awwaleena

And references have been made to it in all the previous Scriptures.

26 : 197

197. Awa lam yakun lahum ayatan an yaAAlamahu AAulamao banee isra-eela

Is it not sufficient authentication for them that the pedagogues amongst the Children of Israel have always known about it?

26 : 198

198. Walaw nazzalnahu AAala baAAdi al-aAAjameena

If We had revealed it to any man who was not an Arab -

26 : 199

199. Faqaraahu AAalayhim ma kanoo bihi mu/mineena

And he recited it to them, they still would not have believed in it.

26 : 200

200. Kathalika salaknahu fee quloobi almujrimeena

Thus have We hardened the hearts of the sinful from absorbing the truth!

26 : 201

201. La yu/minoona bihi hatta yarawoo alAAathaba al-aleema

They will not believe in it until they behold the painful torment, -

26 : 202

202. Faya/tiyahum baghtatan wahum la yashAAuroona

Which would land upon them without warning and take them unawares.

26 : 203

203. Fayaqooloo hal nahnu muntharoona

Only then would they say : 'Can we be reprieved for a short while?'

26 : 204

204. AfabiAAathabina yastaAAjiloona

Would they now hasten on Our punishment?

26 : 205

205. Afaraayta in mattaAAnahum sineena

Do you see? If We let them enjoy the ephemeral comforts of life for a while -

26 : 206

206. Thumma jaahum ma kanoo yooAAadoona

And then they are dealt that which they are promised, -

26 : 207

207. Ma aghna AAanhum ma kanoo yumattaAAoona

Of what avail would those comforts be to them which they used to enjoy?

26 : 208

208. Wama ahlakna min qaryatin illa laha munthiroona

Never have We destroyed a township without sending them a warner -

26 : 209

209. Thikra wama kunna thalimeena

To caution them, for it is never Our intention to be vindictive!

26 : 210

210. Wama tanazzalat bihi alshshayateenu

The devils did not bring this Reminder to you!

26 : 211

211. Wama yanbaghee lahum wama yastateeAAoona

They are neither worthy of it nor do the possess the competence.

26 : 212

212. Innahum AAani alssamAAi lamaAAzooloona

Nay, but they have been barred from even listening to it!

26 : 213

213. Fala tadAAu maAAa Allahi ilahan akhara fatakoona mina almuAAaththabeena

So do not worship a god other than Allah lest damnation lands upon you!

26 : 214

214. Waanthir AAasheerataka al-aqrabeena

And warn your consanguines!

26 : 215

215. Waikhfid janahaka limani ittabaAAaka mina almu/mineena

And extend the wings of compassion towards your fellow believers who follow your guidance.

26 : 216

 

216. Fa-in AAasawka faqul innee baree-on mimma taAAmaloona

And if they do not obey you, then clearly tell them : 'I have nothing to do with your actions!'

26 : 217

217. Watawakkal AAala alAAazeezi alrraheemi

And put your complete trust in Him who is the most Meritorious and Munificent -

26 : 218

218. Allathee yaraka heena taqoomu

Who watches over you when you stand up to pray -

26 : 219

219. Wataqallubaka fee alssajideena

And watches your movements among those who fall prostrate.

26 : 220

220. Innahu huwa alssameeAAu alAAaleemu

Verily He and only He is the One who hears and knows everything!

26 : 221

221. Hal onabbi-okum AAala man tanazzalu alshshayateenu

Shall I tell you (O people) upon whom the devils descend?

26 : 222

222. Tanazzalu AAala kulli affakin atheemin

They descend upon every sinful scandalmonger -

26 : 223

223. Yulqoona alssamAAa waaktharuhum kathiboona

Who listen intently but spread false rumours.

26 : 224

224. WaalshshuAAarao yattabiAAuhumu alghawoona

And as for the poets, they only have a following amongst the misguided!

26 : 225

225. Alam tara annahum fee kulli wadin yaheemoona

Have you not seen how they wander in meandering valleys -

26 : 226

226. Waannahum yaqooloona ma la yafAAaloona

And how they preach that which they themselves do not practice?

26 : 227

227. Illa allatheena amanoo waAAamiloo alssalihati wathakaroo Allaha katheeran waintasaroo min baAAdi ma thulimoo wasayaAAlamu allatheena thalamoo ayya munqalabin yanqaliboona

Except those who believe and perform righteous deeds and remember Allah much and seek vengeance only if they are wronged. But soon those who persist in evil will discover how decisively their deeds can be reversed! (R)


OTHER TRANSLATIONS BY MUHSIN, YUSUFALI, PICKTHAL AND SHAKIR:

MUHSIN:

192. And truly, this (the Qur'ân) is a revelation from the Lord of the 'Alamîn (mankind, jinns and all that exists),

193. Which the trustworthy Rűh [Jibrael (Gabriel)] has brought down;

194. Upon your heart (O Muhammad SAW) that you may be (one) of the warners,

195. In the plain Arabic language.

196. And verily, it (the Qur'ân, and its revelation to Prophet Muhammad SAW) is (announced) in the Scriptures [i.e. the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)] of former people.

197. Is it not a sign to them that the learned scholars (like 'Abdullâh bin Salâm ŃÖě <> <> who embraced Islâm)[] of the Children of Israel knew it (as true)?

198. And if We had revealed it (this Qur'ân) unto any of the non-Arabs,

199. And he had recited it unto them, they would not have believed in it.

200. Thus have We caused it (the denial of the Qur'ân) to enter the hearts of the Műjriműn (criminals, polytheists, sinners, etc.).

201. They will not believe in it until they see the painful torment;

202. It shall come to them of a sudden, while they perceive it not;

203. Then they will say: "Can we be respited?"

204. Would they then wish for Our Torment to be hastened on?

205. Tell Me, if We do let them enjoy for years,

206. And afterwards comes to them that (punishment) which they had been promised!

207. All that with which they used to enjoy shall not avail them.

208. And never did We destroy a township, but it had its warners

209. By way of reminder, and We have never been unjust.

210. And it is not the Shayâtin (devils) who have brought it (this Qur'ân) down,

211. Neither would it suit them, nor they can (produce it).

212. Verily, they have been removed far from hearing it.

213. So invoke not with Allâh another ilâh (god) lest you be among those who receive punishment.

214. And warn your tribe (O Muhammad SAW) of near kindred[].

215. And be kind and humble to the believers who follow you.

216. Then if they disobey you, say: "I am innocent of what you do."

217. And put your trust in the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful,

218. Who sees you (O Muhammad SAW) when you stand up (alone at night for Tahajjud prayers).

219. And your movements among those who fall prostrate (along with you to Allâh in the five compulsory congregational prayers).

220. Verily! He, only He, is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.

221. Shall I inform you (O people!) upon whom the Shayâtin (devils) descend?

222. They descend on every lying (one who tells lies), sinful person.

223. Who gives ear (to the devils and they pour what they may have heard of the unseen from the angels), and most of them are liars.

224. As for the poets, the erring follow them,

225. See you not that they speak about every subject (praising others right or wrong) in their poetry?

226. And that they say what they do not do.

227. Except those who believe (in the Oneness of Allâh Islâmic Monotheism), and do righteous deeds, and remember Allâh much, and reply back (in poetry) to the unjust poetry (which the pagan poets utter against the Muslims). And those who do wrong will come to know by what overturning they will be overturned.


026.192
YUSUFALI: Verily this is a Revelation from the Lord of the Worlds:
PICKTHAL: And lo! it is a revelation of the Lord of the Worlds,
SHAKIR: And most surely this is a revelation from the Lord of the worlds.

026.193
YUSUFALI: With it came down the spirit of Faith and Truth-
PICKTHAL: Which the True Spirit hath brought down
SHAKIR: The Faithful Spirit has descended with it,

026.194
YUSUFALI: To thy heart and mind, that thou mayest admonish.
PICKTHAL: Upon thy heart, that thou mayst be (one) of the warners,
SHAKIR: Upon your heart that you may be of the warners

026.195
YUSUFALI: In the perspicuous Arabic tongue.
PICKTHAL: In plain Arabic speech.
SHAKIR: In plain Arabic language.

026.196
YUSUFALI: Without doubt it is (announced) in the mystic Books of former peoples.
PICKTHAL: And lo! it is in the Scriptures of the men of old.
SHAKIR: And most surely the same is in the scriptures of the ancients.

026.197
YUSUFALI: Is it not a Sign to them that the Learned of the Children of Israel knew it (as true)?
PICKTHAL: Is it not a token for them that the doctors of the Children of Israel know it?
SHAKIR: Is it not a sign to them that the learned men of the Israelites know it?

026.198
YUSUFALI: Had We revealed it to any of the non-Arabs,
PICKTHAL: And if We had revealed it unto one of any other nation than the Arabs,
SHAKIR: And if we had revealed it to any of the foreigners

026.199
YUSUFALI: And had he recited it to them, they would not have believed in it.
PICKTHAL: And he had read it unto them, they would not have believed in it.
SHAKIR: So that he should have recited it to them, they would not have believed therein.

026.200
YUSUFALI: Thus have We caused it to enter the hearts of the sinners.
PICKTHAL: Thus do We make it traverse the hearts of the guilty.
SHAKIR: Thus have We caused it to enter into the hearts of the guilty.

026.201
YUSUFALI: They will not believe in it until they see the grievous Penalty;
PICKTHAL: They will not believe in it till they behold the painful doom,
SHAKIR: They will not believe in it until they see the painful punishment.

026.202
YUSUFALI: But the (Penalty) will come to them of a sudden, while they perceive it not;
PICKTHAL: So that it will come upon them suddenly, when they perceive not.
SHAKIR: And it shall come to them all of a sudden, while they shall not perceive;

026.203
YUSUFALI: Then they will say: "Shall we be respited?"
PICKTHAL: Then they will say: Are we to be reprieved?
SHAKIR: Then they will say: Shall we be respited?

026.204
YUSUFALI: Do they then ask for Our Penalty to be hastened on?
PICKTHAL: Would they (now) hasten on Our doom?
SHAKIR: What! do they still seek to hasten on Our punishment?

026.205
YUSUFALI: Seest thou? If We do let them enjoy (this life) for a few years,
PICKTHAL: Hast thou then seen, if We content them for (long) years,
SHAKIR: Have you then considered if We let them enjoy themselves for years,

026.206
YUSUFALI: Yet there comes to them at length the (Punishment) which they were promised!
PICKTHAL: And then cometh that which they were promised,
SHAKIR: Then there comes to them that with which they are threatened,

026.207
YUSUFALI: It will profit them not that they enjoyed (this life)!
PICKTHAL: (How) that wherewith they were contented naught availeth them?
SHAKIR: That which they were made to enjoy shall not avail them?

026.208
YUSUFALI: Never did We destroy a population, but had its warners -
PICKTHAL: And We destroyed no township but it had its warners
SHAKIR: And We did not destroy any town but it had (its) warners,

026.209
YUSUFALI: By way of reminder; and We never are unjust.
PICKTHAL: For reminder, for We never were oppressors.
SHAKIR: To remind, and We are never unjust.

026.210
YUSUFALI: No evil ones have brought down this (Revelation):
PICKTHAL: The devils did not bring it down.
SHAKIR: And the Shaitans have not come down with it.

026.211
YUSUFALI: It would neither suit them nor would they be able (to produce it).
PICKTHAL: It is not meet for them, nor is it in their power,
SHAKIR: And it behoves them not, and they have not the power to do (it).

026.212
YUSUFALI: Indeed they have been removed far from even (a chance of) hearing it.
PICKTHAL: Lo! verily they are banished from the hearing.
SHAKIR: Most surely they are far removed from the hearing of it.

026.213
YUSUFALI: So call not on any other god with Allah, or thou wilt be among those under the Penalty.
PICKTHAL: Therefor invoke not with Allah another god, lest thou be one of the doomed.
SHAKIR: So call not upon another god with Allah, lest you be of those who are punished.

026.214
YUSUFALI: And admonish thy nearest kinsmen,
PICKTHAL: And warn thy tribe of near kindred,
SHAKIR: And warn your nearest relations,

026.215
YUSUFALI: And lower thy wing to the Believers who follow thee.
PICKTHAL: And lower thy wing (in kindness) unto those believers who follow thee.
SHAKIR: And be kind to him who follows you of the believers.

026.216
YUSUFALI: Then if they disobey thee, say: "I am free (of responsibility) for what ye do!"
PICKTHAL: And if they (thy kinsfolk) disobey thee, say: Lo! I am innocent of what they do.
SHAKIR: But if they disobey you, then say: Surely I am clear of what you do.

026.217
YUSUFALI: And put thy trust on the Exalted in Might, the Merciful,-
PICKTHAL: And put thy trust in the Mighty, the Merciful.
SHAKIR: And rely on the Mighty, the Merciful,

026.218
YUSUFALI: Who seeth thee standing forth (in prayer),
PICKTHAL: Who seeth thee when thou standest up (to pray)
SHAKIR: Who sees you when you stand up.

026.219
YUSUFALI: And thy movements among those who prostrate themselves,
PICKTHAL: And (seeth) thine abasement among those who fall prostrate (in worship).
SHAKIR: And your turning over and over among those who prostrate themselves before Allah.

026.220
YUSUFALI: For it is He Who heareth and knoweth all things.
PICKTHAL: Lo! He, only He, is the Hearer, the Knower.
SHAKIR: Surely He is the Hearing, the Knowing.

026.221
YUSUFALI: Shall I inform you, (O people!), on whom it is that the evil ones descend?
PICKTHAL: Shall I inform you upon whom the devils descend?
SHAKIR: Shall I inform you (of him) upon whom the Shaitans descend?

026.222
YUSUFALI: They descend on every lying, wicked person,
PICKTHAL: They descend on every sinful, false one.
SHAKIR: They descend upon every lying, sinful one,

026.223
YUSUFALI: (Into whose ears) they pour hearsay vanities, and most of them are liars.
PICKTHAL: They listen eagerly, but most of them are liars.
SHAKIR: They incline their ears, and most of them are liars.

026.224
YUSUFALI: And the Poets,- It is those straying in Evil, who follow them:
PICKTHAL: As for poets, the erring follow them.
SHAKIR: And as to the poets, those who go astray follow them.

026.225
YUSUFALI: Seest thou not that they wander distracted in every valley?-
PICKTHAL: Hast thou not seen how they stray in every valley,
SHAKIR: Do you not see that they wander about bewildered in every valley?

026.226
YUSUFALI: And that they say what they practise not?-
PICKTHAL: And how they say that which they do not?
SHAKIR: And that they say that which they do not do,

026.227
YUSUFALI: Except those who believe, work righteousness, engage much in the remembrance of Allah, and defend themselves only after they are unjustly attacked. And soon will the unjust assailants know what vicissitudes their affairs will take!
PICKTHAL: Save those who believe and do good works, and remember Allah much, and vindicate themselves after they have been wronged. Those who do wrong will come to know by what a (great) reverse they will be overturned!
SHAKIR: Except those who believe and do good and remember Allah much, and defend themselves after they are oppressed; and they who act unjustly shall know to what final place of turning they shall turn back.

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 SURAH 27