Al-Quran Surah 21. Al-Anbiyaa - Yusuf Ali Translation

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In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful.
The day of accountability is getting closer but the disbelievers are still heedless to the admonition and disputing as to how Rasool can be a human beings
1 Closer and closer to mankind comes their Reckoning: yet they heed not and they turn away. 2662
2 Never comes (aught) to them of a renewed Message from their Lord but they listen to it as in jest 2663
3 Their hearts toying as with trifles. The wrongdoers conceal their private counsels (saying) "Is this (one) more than a man like yourselves? Will ye go to witchcraft with your eyes open?" 2664 2665
4 Say: "My Lord knoweth (every) word (spoken) in the heavens and the earth: He is the One that heareth and knoweth (all things)." 2666 2667
5 "Nay" they say "(these are) medleys of dreams! nay he forged it!--nay he is (but) a poet! Let him then bring us a Sign like the ones that were sent to (prophets) of old!" 2668
6 (As to those) before them not one of the populations which We destroyed believed: will these believe? 2669
7 Before thee also the apostles we sent were but men to whom We granted inspiration: if ye realize this not ask of those who possess the Message. 2670
8 Nor did We give them bodies that ate no food nor were they exempt from death. 2671
9 In the end We fulfilled to them Our promise and We saved them and those whom We pleased but We destroyed those who transgressed beyond bounds. 2672
10 We have revealed for you (O men!) a book in which is a Message for you: will ye not then understand?
Prior nations were destroyed due to similar iniquities
11 How many were the populations we utterly destroyed because of their iniquities setting up in their places other peoples!
12 Yet when they felt Our Punishment (coming) behold they (tried to) flee from it. 2673
13 Flee not but return to the good things of this life which were given you and to your homes in order that ye may be called to account. 2674
14 They said: "Ah! woe to us! We were indeed wrongdoers!"
15 And that cry of theirs ceased not till We made them as a field that is mown as ashes silent and quenched. 2675
The creation of heavens and earth is not a game
16 Not for (idle) sport did We create the heavens and the earth and all that is between! 2676
17 If it had been Our wish to take (just) a pastime We should surely have taken it from the things nearest to Us if We would do (such a thing)! 2677
18 Nay We hurl the Truth against falsehood and it knocks out its brain and behold falsehood doth perish! Ah! woe be to you for the (false) things ye ascribe (to Us). 2678
If there were more than One God, the heavens and earth would have been in a state of disorder
19 To Him belong all (creatures) in the heavens and on earth: even those who are in His (very) Presence are not too proud to serve Him nor are they (ever) weary (of His service): 2679
20 They celebrate His praises night and day nor do they ever flag or intermit.
21 Or have they taken (for worship) gods from the earth who can raise (the dead)? 2680 2681
22 If there were in the heavens and the earth other gods besides Allah there would have been confusion in both! But glory to Allah the Lord of the Throne: (high is He) above what they attribute to Him! 2682
23 He cannot be questioned for His acts but they will be questioned (for theirs). 2683
24 Or have they taken for worship (other) gods besides Him? Say "Bring your convincing proof: this is the Message of those with me and the Message of those before me." But most of them know not the Truth and so turn away. 2684 2685
All Rasools were sent with the same Message, "There is no god but Allah, so worship Him alone
25 Not an apostle did We send before thee without this inspiration sent by Us to him: that there is no god but I; therefore worship and serve Me.
26 And they say: "(Allah) Most Gracious has begotten offspring." Glory to Him! they are (but) servants raised to honor. 2686
27 They speak not before He speaks and they act (in all things) by His command. 2687
28 He knows what is before them and what is behind them and they offer no intercession except for those who are acceptable and they stand in awe and reverence of His (glory). 2688 2689
29 If any of them should say "I am a god besides Him" such a god We should reward with Hell: thus do We reward those who do wrong.
The skies and earth once were once one mass, Allah split them asunder, and He created all living things from water
30 Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of Creation) before We clove them asunder? We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe? 2690 2691
31 And We have set on the earth mountains standing firm lest it should shake with them and We have made therein broad highways (between mountains) for them to pass through: that they may receive guidance. 2692 2693
32 And We have made the heavens as a canopy well-guarded: Yet do they turn away from the Signs which these things (point to)! 2694
33 It is He Who created the Night and the Day and the sun and the moon: all (the celestial bodies) swim along each in its rounded course. 2695
Allah has not granted immortality to any human being If Rasools are destined to die, how disbelievers are going to live for ever!
34 We granted not to any man before thee permanent life (here): if then thou shouldst die would they live permanently? 2696
35 Every soul shall have a taste of death: and We test you by evil and by good by way of trial: to Us must ye return. 2697
36 When the Unbelievers see thee they treat thee not except with ridicule. "Is this" (they say) "the one who talks of your gods?" And they blaspheme at the mention of (Allah) Most Gracious! 2698
37 Man is a creature of haste: soon (enough) will I show you My Signs: then ye will not ask Me to hasten them! 2699
38 They say: "When will this promise come to pass if ye are telling the truth?"
39 If only the Unbelievers knew (the time) when they will not be able to ward off the Fire from their faces nor yet from their backs and (when) no help can reach them! 2700
40 Nay it may come to them all of a sudden and confound them: no power will they have then to avert it nor will they (then) get respite.
41 Mocked were (many) apostles before thee; but their scoffers were hemmed in by the thing that they mocked. 2701
Invented gods can not even defend themselves, how they will defend them against Allah and Scale of justice shall be set up on the Day of Judgement
42 Say "Who can keep you safe by night and by day from (the Wrath of) (Allah) Most Gracious?" Yet they turn away from the mention of their Lord. 2702
43 Or have they gods that can guard them from Us? They have no power to aid themselves nor can they be defended from Us. 2703
44 Nay We gave the good things of this life to these men and their fathers until the period grew long for them; see they not that we gradually reduce the land (in their control) from its outlying borders? Is it then they who will win? 2704 2705
45 Say "I do but warn you according to revelation": but the deaf will not hear the call (even) when they are warned! 2706
46 If but a breath of the Wrath of thy Lord do touch them they will then say "Woe to us! we did wrong indeed!"
47 We shall set up scales of justice for the Day of Judgment so that not a soul will be dealt with unjustly in the least. And if there be (no more than) the weight of a mustard seed We will bring it (to account): and enough are We to take account. 2707 2708
Musa was given AL-Furqan (the criterion of right and wrong), so is this AL-Quran
48 In the past We granted to Moses and Aaron the Criterion (for judgment) and a Light and a Message for those who would do right 2709
49 Those who fear their Lord in their most secret thoughts and who hold the Hour (of Judgment) in awe. 2710
50 And this is a blessed Message which We have sent down: will ye then reject it? 2711
Ibrahim questioned the idol worshiping of his father and his people and Ibrahim broke all their idols to show, that the gods who can not even defend themselves, how they can be of any benefit to them and They decided to burn him alive but Allah commanded the fire to be cool and comfortable for Ibrahim
51 We bestowed aforetime on Abraham his rectitude of conduct and well were We acquainted with him. 2712 2713
52 Behold! he said to his father and his people "What are these images to which ye are (so assiduously) devoted?" 2714
53 They said "We found our father worshipping them."
54 He said "Indeed ye have been in manifest error-ye and your fathers."
55 They said "Have you brought us the Truth or are you one of those who jest?" 2715
56 He said "Nay your Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth He Who created them (from nothing): and I am a witness to this (truth). 2716
57 And by Allah I have a plan for your idols after ye go away and turn your backs"... 2717
58 So he broke them to pieces (all) but the biggest of them that they might turn (and address themselves) to it. 2718
59 They said "Who has done this to our gods? He must indeed be some man of impiety!"
60 They said "We heard a youth talk of them: he is called Abraham." 2719
61 They said "Then bring him before the eyes of the people that they may bear witness:"
62 They said "Art thou the one that did this with our gods O Abraham?" 2720
63 He said: "Nay this was done by this is their is their biggest one! Ask them if they can speak intelligently!"
64 So they turned to themselves and said "Surely ye are the ones in the wrong!" 2721
65 Then were they confounded with shame: (they said) "Thou knowest full well that these (idols) do not speak!" 2722
66 (Abraham) said "Do ye then worship besides Allah things that can neither be of any good to you nor do you harm?
67 "Fie upon you and upon the things that ye worship besides Allah! have ye no sense?"... 2723
68 They said "Burn him and protect your gods if ye do (anything at all)!"
69 We said "O fire! be thou cool and (a means of)) safety for Abraham!" 2724 2725
70 Then they sought a stratagem against him: but We made them the ones that lost most! 2726
71 But We delivered him and (his nephew) Lut (and directed them) to the land which We have blessed for the nations. 2727
Allah blessed Ibrahim with son (Ishaq) and then a grandson (Ya'qoob) and made each of them Prophets
72 And We bestowed on him Isaac and as an additional gift (a grandson) Jacob and We made righteous men of every one (of them). 2728
73 And We made them leaders guiding (men) by Our Command and We sent them inspiration to do good deeds to establish regular prayers and to practice regular charity; and they constantly served Us (and Us only). 2729
74 And to Lut too we gave Judgment and Knowledge and We saved him from the town which practiced abominations: truly they were a people given to Evil a rebellious people. 2730
75 And We admitted him to Our Mercy: for he was one of the Righteous.
Allah accepted the prayer of Nuh against the unbelievers
76 (Remember) Noah when he cried (to Us) aforetime: We listened to his (prayer) and delivered him and his family from great distress. 2731
77 We helped him against people who rejected Our Signs: truly they were a people given to Evil: so We drowned them (in the Flood) all together.
Allah blessed Prophets Dawood and Sulaiman with wisdom, knowledge and kingdoms
78 And remember David and Solomon when they gave judgment in the matter of the field into which the sheep of certain people had strayed by night: We did witness their judgment.
79 To Solomon We inspired the (right) understanding of the matter: to each (of them) We gave Judgment and Knowledge; it was Our power that made the hills and the birds celebrate Our praises with David: it was We Who did (these things). 2732 2733
80 It was We Who taught him the making of coats of mail for your benefit to guard you from each others violence: will ye then be grateful? 2734 2735
81 (It was Our power that made) the violent (unruly) wind flow (tamely) for Solomon to his order to the land which We had blessed: for We do know all things. 2736 2737
82 And of the evil ones were some who dived for him and did other work besides; and lit was We Who guarded them. 2738
Allah accepted Prophet Ayub's prayer and removed his affliction
83 And (remember) Job when he cried to his Lord "Truly distress has seized me but Thou art the Most Merciful of those that are merciful." 2739
84 So We listened to him: We removed the distress that was on him and We restored his people to him and doubled their number as a Grace from Ourselves and a thing for commemoration for all who serve Us. 2740
Allah accepted the prayers and blessed Prophets Isma`il, Zulkifl, Yunus, Zakariya and also blessed Maryem
85 And (remember) Ismail Idris and Zul-kifl all (men) of constancy and patience; 2741 2742 2743
86 We admitted them to Our Mercy: for they were of the Righteous ones.
87 And remember Zun-nun when he departed in wrath: he imagined that We had no power over him! But he cried through the depths of darkness "There is no god but Thou: Glory to Thee: I was indeed wrong!" 2744
88 So We listened to him: and delivered him from distress: and thus do We deliver those who have faith.
89 And (remember) Zakariya when he cried to his Lord: "O my Lord! leave me not without offspring though Thou art the best of inheritors. 2745 2746
90 So We listened to him: and We granted him Yahya: We cured his wife's (barrenness) for him. These three were ever quick in emulation in good works: they used to call on Us with love and reverence and humble themselves before Us. 2747
91 And (remember) her who guarded her chastity: We breathed into her of Our Spirit and We made her and her son a Sign for all peoples. 2748
Mankind is but one brotherhood
92 Verily this Brotherhood of yours is a single Brotherhood and I am your Lord and Cherisher: therefore serve Me (and no other). 2749
93 But (later generations) cut off their affair (of unity) one from another: (yet) will they all return to Us. 2750
Whoever does good deeds, provided he is a believer, his endeavor will not be rejected
94 Whoever works any act of righteousness and has Faith his endeavor will not be rejected: We shall record it in his favor. 2751
95 But there is a ban on any population which We have destroyed: that they shall not return. 2752
96 Until the Gog and Magog (people) are let through (their barrier) and they swiftly swarm from every hill. 2753
97 Then will the True Promise draw nigh (of fulfillment): then behold! the eyes of the Unbelievers will fixedly stare in horror: "Ah! woe to us! we were indeed heedless of this; nay we truly did wrong!" 2754
The Day of Judgement and the fate of the disbelievers and the believers
98 Verily ye (Unbelievers) and the (false) gods that ye worship besides Allah are (but) fuel for Hell! To it will ye (surely) come!
99 If these had been gods they would not have got there! But each one will abide therein. 2755
100 There sobbing will be their lot nor will they there hear (aught else).
101 Those for whom the Good (Record) from Us has gone before will be removed far therefrom. 2756
102 Not the slightest sound will they hear of Hell: what their souls desired in that will they dwell.
103 The Great Terror will bring them no grief: but the angels will meet them (with mutual greetings): "This is your Day (the Day) that ye were promised." 2757
104 The Day that we roll up the heavens like a scroll rolled up for books (completed) even as We produced the first Creation so shall We produce a new one: a promise We have undertaken: truly shall We fulfil it. 2758
105 Before this We wrote in the Psalms after the Message (given to Moses): My servants the righteous shall inherit the earth." 2759 2760
106 Verily in the (Qur'an) is a Message for people who would (truly) worship Allah. 2761
Allah has sent Muhammad (pbuh) as a blessing for all the worlds (Humans, Jinns and others)
107 We sent thee not but as a mercy for all creatures. 2762
108 Say: "What has come to me by inspiration is that your Allah is One Allah: will ye therefore bow to His Will (in Islam)?" 2763
109 But if they turn back say: "I have proclaimed the Message to you all alike and in truth; but I know not whether that which ye are promised is near or far. 2764
110 "It is He Who knows what is open in speech and what ye hide (in your hearts). 2765
111 "I know not but that it may be a trial for you and a grant of (worldly) livelihood (to you) for a time. 2766
112 Say: "O my Lord! judge Thou in truth!" "Our Lord Most Gracious is the One Whose assistance should be sought against the blasphemies ye utter!" 2767 2768 2769


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