Al-Quran Surah 26. Ash-Shu'araa - Asad Translation

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IN THE NAME OF GOD, THE MOST GRACIOUS, THE DISPENSER OF GRACE:
Dedication of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) for the guidance of mankind
1 Ta. Sin. Mim.1
2 THESE ARE MESSAGES of the divine writ, clear in itself and clearly showing the truth 2
3 Wouldst thou, perhaps, torment thyself to death [with grief] because they [who live around thee] refuse to believe [in it]?3
4 Had We so willed, We could have sent down unto them a message from the skies, so that their necks would Ibe forced tol bown down before it in humility.4
5 [But We have not willed it:] and so, whenever there comes unto them any fresh reminder from the Most Gracious, they [who are blind of heart] always turn their backs upon it:
6 thus, indeed, have they given the lie [to this message as well]. But [in time] they will come to understand what it was that they were wont to deride!5
7 Have they, then, never considered the earth-how much of every noble kind [of life] We have caused to grow thereon?
8 In this, behold, there is a message [unto men], even though most of them will not believe [in it].
9 But, verily, thy Sustainer- He alone - is almighty, a dispenser of grace!6
10 HENCE, [remember how it was] when thy Sustainer summoned Moses: "Go unto those evildoing people,
Assignment of Musa as a Rasool and his dialogue with Fir'on and Miracles of Prophet Musa
11 the people of Pharaoh, who refuse to be conscious of Me!"7
12 He answered: "O my Sustainer! Behold, I fear that they will give me the lie,
13 and then my breast will be straitened and my tongue will not be free: send, then, [this Thy command] to Aaron.8
14 Moreover, they keep a grave charge [pending] against me, and I fear that they will slay me."9
15 Said He: "Not so, indeed! Go forth, then, both of you, with Our messages: verily, We shall be with you, listening [to your call]!
16 And go, both of you, unto Pharaoh and say, 'Behold, we bear a message from the Sustainer of all the worlds:
17 Let the children of Israel go with us!' "
18 [But when Moses had delivered his message, Pharaoh] said: "Did we not bring thee up among us when thou wert a child? And didst thou not spend among us years of thy [later] life?
19 And yet thou didst commit that [heinous] deed of thine,10 and [hast thus shown that] thou art one of the ingrate!"
20 Replied [Moses!: "I committed it while I was still going astray;
21 and I fled from you because I feared you. But [since] then my Sustainer has endowed me with the ability to judge [between right and wrong],11 and has made me one of [His] message-bearers.
22 And [as for] that favour of which thou so tauntingly remindest me-[was it not] due to thy having enslaved the children of Israel?"12
23 Said Pharaoh: "And what [and who] is that 'Sustainer of all the worlds'?"13
24 [Moses] answered: "[He is] the Sustainer of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them: if you would but [allow yourselves to] be convinced ! " 14
25 Said [Pharaoh] unto those around him: "Did you hear [what he said]?"15
26 [And Moses] continued: "[He is] your Sus-tainer, [too,] as well as the Sustainer of your fore-fathers of old!"
27 [Pharaoh] exclaimed: "Behold, [this] your 'apostle' who [claims that he] has been sent unto you is mad indeed!"
28 [But Moses] went on: "[He of whom I speak is] the Sustainer of the east and the west and of all that is between the two16 - [as you would know] if you would but use your reason!"
29 Said [Pharaoh]: "Indeed, if thou choose to worship any deity other than me, I shall most certainly throw thee into prison!17
30 Said he: "Even if I should bring about before thee something that clearly shows the truth?"18
31 [Pharaoh] answered: "Produce it, then, if thou art a man of truth!"
32 Thereupon [Moses] threw down his staff - and lo! it was a serpent, plainly visible;
33 and he drew forth his hand - and lo! it appeared [shining] white the heholders.19
Fir'on took Prophet Musa's miracles as magic and summoned the magicians to compete and After witnessing a miracle, all the magicians embraced Islam
34 Said [Pharaoh] unto the great ones around him "Verily, this is indeed a sorcerer of great knowledge
35 who wants to drive you out of your land by his sorcery.20 What, then, do you advise?"
36 They answered: "Let him and his brother wait a while, and send unto all cities heralds
37 who shall assemble before thee all sorcerers of great knowledge."
38 And so the sorcerers were assembled at a set time on a certain day,
39 and the people were asked: "Are you all present,
40 so that we might follow [in the footsteps of] the sorcerers if it is they who prevail?" 21
41 Now when the sorcerers came, they said unto Pharaoh: "Verily, we ought to have a great reward if it is we who prevail."22
42 Answered he: "Yea-and, verily, in that case you shall be among those who are near unto me."
43 [And] Moses said unto them: "Throw whatever you are going to throw!"
44 Thereupon they threw their [magic] ropes and their staffs, and said: "By Pharaoh's might, behold, it is we indeed who have prevailed!"23
45 [But] then Moses threw his staff-and lo! it swallowed up all their deceptions.24
46 And down fell the sorcerers, prostrating them-selves in adoration,
47 [and] exclaimed: "We have come to believe in the Sustainer of all the worlds,
48 the Sustainer of Moses and Aaron!"
49 Said [Pharaoh]: "Have you come to believe in him25 ere I have given you permission? Verily, he must be your master who has taught you magic!26 But in time you shall come to know [my revenge]: most certainly shall I cut off your hands and your feet great numbers, because of [your] perverseness, and shall most certainly crucify you in great numbers, all together!"27
50 They answered: "No harm [canst thou do to us]: verily, unto our Sustainer do we turn!
51 Behold, we [but] ardently desire that our Sustainer forgive us our faults in return for our having been foremost among the believers!"
Deliverance of the Children of Israel and the destruction of Fir'on and his chiefs
52 AND [there came a time28 when] We inspired Moses thus: "Go forth with My servants by night: for, behold, you will be pursued!"
53 And Pharaoh sent heralds unto all cities,
54 [bidding them to call out his troops and to proclaim:] "Behold, these [children of Israel] are but a contemptible band;29
55 but they are indeed filled with hatred of us
56 seeing that we are, verily, a nation united, fully prepared against danger30 -
57 and so we have [rightly] driven them out of [their] gardens and springs,
58 and [deprived them of their erstwhile] station of honour!"31
59 Thus it was: but [in the course of time] We were to bestow all these [things] as a heritage on the children of Israel.32
60 And so [the Egyptians] caught up with them at sunrise;
61 and as soon as the two hosts came in sight of one another, the followers of Moses exclaimed: "Behold, we shall certainly be overtaken [and defeated]!"
62 He replied: "Nay indeed! My Sustainer is with me, [and] He will guide me!"
63 Thereupon We inspired Moses thus: "Strike the sea with thy staff!" - whereupon it parted, and each part appeared like a mountain vast.33
64 And We caused the pursuers34 to draw nea unto that place:
65 and We saved Moses and all who were with him,
66 and then We caused the others to drown.35
67 In this [story], behold, there is a message [unto all men], even though most of them will not believe [in it].
68 And yet, verily, thy Sustainer - He alone - is almighty, a dispenser of grace!36
Story of Prophet Ibrahim and his arguments against idol worshipping and Prayer of Prophet Ibrahim for this life and the life hereafter and Mushrikin and their gods both will be toppled into hell
69 AND CONVEY unto them37 the story of Abraham
70 [how it was] when he asked his father and his people, "What is it that you worship?"
71 They answered: "We worship idols, and we remain ever devoted to them."
72 Said he: "Do [you really think that] they hear you when you invoke them,
73 or benefit you or do you harm?"
74 They exclaimed: "But we found our fore-fathers doing the same!"38
75 Said [Abraham]: "Have you, then, ever con-sidered what it is that you have been worshipping-
76 you and those ancient forebears of yours?
77 "Now [as for me, I know that,] verily, these [false deities] are my enemies, [and that none is my helper] save the Sustainer of all the worlds,
78 who has created me and is the One who guides me,
79 and is the One who gives me to eat and to drink,
80 and when I fall ill, is the One who restores me to health,
81 and who will cause me to die and then will bring me back to life-
82 and who, I hope, will forgive me my faults on Judgment Day!
83 "O my Sustainer! Endow me with the ability to judge [between right and wrong], and make me one with the righteous,
84 and grant me the power to convey the truth unto those who will come after me,39
85 and place me among those who shall inherit the garden of bliss!
86 "And forgive my father - for, verily, he is among those who have gone astray40 -
87 and do not put me to shame on the Day when all shall be raised from the dead:41
88 the Day on which neither wealth will be of any use, nor children,
89 [and when] only he [will be happy] who comes before God with a heart free of evil!"
90 For, [on that Day,] paradise will be brought within sight of the God-conscious,
91 whereas the blazing fire witl be laid open before those who had been lost in grievous error;
92 and they will be asked: "Where now is all that you were wont to worship
93 instead of God?42 Can these [things and beings] be of any help to you or to themselves?"
94 Thereupon they will be hurled into hell43 - they, as well as all [others] who had been lost in grievous error,
95 and the hosts of Iblis - all together.44
96 And there and then, blaming one another,45 they [who had grievously sinned in life] will exclaim:
97 "By God, we were most obviously astray
98 when we deemed you [false deities] equal to the Sustainer of all the worlds-
99 yet they who have seduced us [into believing in you] are the truly guilty ones!46
100 And now we have none to intercede for us,
101 nor any loving friend.
102 Would that we had a second chance [in life],47 so that we could be among the believers!"
103 In all this, behold, there is a message [unto men], even though most of them will not believe [in it].
104 But, verily, thy Sustainer - He alone - is almiahtv, a dispenser of grace!48
Story of Prophet Nuh, his dialogue with his people, they disbelieved and as a result faced destruction
105 THE PEOPLE of Noah [too] gave the lie to [one of God's] message-bearers
106 when their brother Noah said unto them: "Will you not be conscious of God?
107 Behold, I am an apostle [sent by Him] to you, [and therefore] worthy of your trust:
108 be, then, conscious of God, and pay heed unto me!
109 "And no reward whatever do I ask of you for it: my reward rests with none but the Sustainer of all the worlds.
110 Hence, remain conscious of God. and pay heed unto me!"
111 They answered: "Shall we place our faith in thee, even though [only] the most abject [of people] follow thee?"49
112 Said he: "And what knowledge could I have as to what they were doing [before they came to me]?
113 Their reckoning rests with none but my Sus-tainer: if you could but understand [this]!50
114 Hence, I shall not drive away [any of] those [who profess to be] believers;
115 I am nothing but a plain warner."
116 Said they: "Indeed, if thou desist not, O Noah, thou wilt surely be stoned to death!"51
117 [Whereupon] he prayed: "O my Sustainer! Behold, my people have given me the lie:
118 hence, lay Thou wide open the truth between me and them,52 and save me and those of the believers who are with me!"
119 And so We saved him and those [who were] with him in the fully-laden ark,
120 and then We caused those who stayed behind to drown.53
121 In this [story], behold, there is a message [unto men],54 even though most of them will not believe [in it].
122 But, verily, thy Sustainer - He alone-is almighty, a dispenser of grace!
Story of Prophet Hud, his address to his people, they disbelieved and as a result faced destruction
123 [AND the tribe of] Ad gave the lie to [one of God's] message-bearers
124 when their brother Hud55 said unto them: "Will you not be conscious of God?
125 Behold, I am an apostle [sent by Him] to you, [and therefore] worthy of your trust:
126 be, then, conscious of God, and pay heed unto me!.
127 "And no reward whatever do I ask of you for it: my reward rests with none but the Sustainer of all the worlds.
128 "Will you, in your wanton folly, build [idolatrous] altars on every height,56
129 and make for yourselves mighty castles, [hoping] that you might become immortal?57
130 And will you [always], whenever you lay hand [on others], lay hand [on them] cruelly, without any restraint?58
131 "Be, then, conscious of God and pay heed unto me:
132 and [thus] be conscious of Him who has [so] amply provided you with all [the good] that you might think of 59 -
133 amply provided you with flocks, and children,
134 and gardens, and springs -:
135 for, verily, I fear lest suffering befall you on an awesome day!"
136 [But] they answered: "It is all one to us whether thou preaches" [something new] or art not of those who [like to] preach.
137 This [religion of ours] is none other than that to which our forebears clung,60
138 and we are not going to be chastised [for adhering to it]!"
139 And so they gave him the lie: and thereupon We destroyed them. In this [story], behold, there is a message [unto men], even though most of them will not believe [in it].61
140 But, verily, thy Sustainer-He alone-is almighty. a dispenser of grace!
Story of Prophet Saleh, his address to his people, they disbelieved and as a result faced destruction
141 [AND the tribe of] Thamud gave the lie to [one of God's] message-bearers
142 when their brother Salih62 said unto them: "Will you not be conscious of God?
143 Behold, I am an apostle [sent by Him] to you, [and therefore] worthy of your trust:
144 be, then, conscious of God, and pay heed unto me!
145 "And no reward whatever do I ask of you for it: my reward rests with none but the Sustainer of all the worlds.
146 "Do you think that you will be left secure [forever] in the midst of what you have here and now?63 -
147 amidst [these] gardens and springs
148 and fields, and [these] palm-trees with slender spathes?-
149 and that you will [always be able to] hew dwellings out of the mountains with [the same] great skill?64
150 "Be, then, conscious of God, and pay heed unto me,
151 and pay no heed to the counsel of those who are given to excesses-
152 those who spread corruption on earth instead of setting things to rights!"
153 Said they: "Thou art but one of the bewitched!
154 Thou art nothing but a mortal like ourselves! Come, then, forward with a token [of thy mission]65 if thou art a man of truth!"
155 Replied he: "This she-camel66 shall have a share of water, and you shall have a share of water, on the days appointed [therefor];67
156 and do her no harm, lest suffering befall you on an awesome day!"
157 But they cruelly slaughtered her - and then they had cause to regret it:68
158 for the suffering [predicted by Salih] befell them [then and there]. In this [story], behold, there is a message [unto men], even though most of them will not believe [in it].69
159 But, verily, thy Sustainer - He alone -is almighty, a dispenser of grace!
Story of Prophet Lut, his address to his people, they disbelieved and as a result faced destruction
160 [AND] the people of Lot70 gave the lie to [one of God's] message-bearers
161 when their brother Lot said unto them: "Will you not be conscious of God?
162 Behold, I am an apostle [sent by Him] to you, [and therefore] worthy of your trust:
163 be, then, conscious of God, and pay heed unto me!
164 "And no reward whatever do I ask of you for it: my reward rests with none but the Sustainer of all the worlds.
165 "Must you, of all people, [lustfully] approach men,
166 keeping yourselves aloof from all the [lawful] spouses whom your Sustainer has created for you? Nay, but you are people who transgress all bounds of what is right!"
167 Said they: "Indeed, if thou desist not, O Lot, thou wilt most certainly be expelled [from this township]!"
168 [Lot] exclaimed: "Behold, I am one of those who utterly abhor your doings!"
169 [And then he prayed:] "O my Sustainer! Save me and my household from all that they are doing!"
170 Thereupon We saved him and all his household -
171 all but an old woman, who was among those that stayed behind;71
172 and then We utterly destroyed the others,
173 and rained down upon them a rain [of destruction]:72 and dire is such rain upon all who let themselves be warned [to no avail]!73
174 In this [story], behold, there is a message [unto men], even though most of them will not be-lieve [in it].
175 But, verily, thy Sustainer- He alone - is almighty, a dispenser of grace!
Story of Prophet Shu'aib, his address to his people, they disbelieved and as a result faced destruction
176 [AND] the dwellers of the wooded dales [of Madyan] gave the lie to [one of God's] message-bearers
177 when their brother Shutayb74 said unto them: "Will you not be conscious of God?
178 Behold, I am an apostle [sent by Him] to you, [and therefore] worthy of your trust:
179 be, then, conscious of God, and pay heed unto me!
180 "And no reward whatever do I ask of you for it: my reward rests with none but the Sustainer of all the worlds.
181 "[Always] give full measure, and be not among those who [unjustly] cause loss [to others];
182 and [in all your dealings] weigh with a true balance,
183 and do not deprive people of what is rightfully theirs;75 and do not act wickedly on earth by spreading corruption,
184 but be conscious of Him who has created you, just as [He created] those countless generations of old!"76
185 Said they: "Thou art but one of the be-witched,
186 for thou art nothing but a mortal like ourselves! And. behold. we think that thou art a consummate liar!77
187 Cause, then, fragments of the sky to fall down upon us, if thou art a man of truth!"
188 Answered [Shu'ayb]: "My Sustainer knows fully well what you are doing."
189 But they gave him the lie. And thereupon suffering overtook them on a day dark with shadows:78 and, verily, it was the suffering of an awesome day!
190 In this [story], behold, there is a message [unto men], even though most of them will not believe [in it].
191 But, verily, thy Sustainer - He alone - is almighty, a dispenser of grace!79
Al-Quran is revealed in plain Arabic by Allah through angel Gabriel, those people who do not want to believe will not believe
192 NOW, BEHOLD, this [divine writ] has indeed been bestowed from on high by the Sustainer of all the worlds:80
193 trustworthy divine inspiration has alighted with it from on high
194 upon thy heart, [O Muhammad,]81 so that thou mayest be among those who preach
195 in the clear Arabic tongue.82
196 And, verily, [the essence of] this [revelation] is indeed found in the ancient books of divine wisdom [as well].83
197 Is it not evidence enough for them84 that [so many] learned men from among the children of Israel have recognized this [as true]?85
198 But [even] had We bestowed it from on high upon any of the non-Arabs,
199 and had he recited it unto them [in his own tongue], they would not have believed in it.86
200 Thus have We caused this [message] to pass [unheeded] through the hearts of those who are lost in sin:87
201 they will not believe in it till they behold the grievous suffering
202 that will come upon them [on resurrection,] all of a sudden, without their being aware [of its approach];
203 and then they will exclaim, "Could we have a respite?"88
204 Do they, then, [really] wish that Our chas-tisement be hastened on?89
205 But hast thou ever considered [this]: If We do allow them to enjoy [this life] for some years,
206 and thereupon that [chastisement] which they were promised befalls them-
207 of what avail to them will be all their past enjoyments?
Al-Quran is not brought down by shaitans, it is neither in their interest nor in their power
208 And withal, never have We destroyed any community unless it had been warned
209 and reminded:90 for, never do We wrong [anyone].
210 And [this divine writ is such a reminder:] no evil spirits have brought it down:91
211 for, neither does it suit their ends, nor is it in their power [to impart it to man]:
212 verily, [even] from hearing it are they utterly debarred!
213 Hence, [O man,] do not invoke any other deity side by side with God, lest thou find thyself among those who are made to suffer [on Judgment Day].92
214 And warn [whomever thou canst reach, beginning with] thy kinsfolk,93
215 and spread the wings of thy tenderness over all of the believers who may follow thee;94
216 but if they disobey thee, say, "I am free of responsibility for aught that you may do!"
217 and place thy trust in the Almighty, the Dispenser of Grace,
218 who sees thee when thou standest [alone] ,95
219 and [sees] thy behaviour among those who prostrate themselves [before Him]:96
220 for, verily, He alone is all-hearing, all-knowing!
Shaitans descend on slandering sinners, who listen to hearsay and are liars
221 [And] shall I tell you upon whom it is that those evil spirits descend?
222 They descend upon all sinful self-deceivers97
223 who readily lend ear [to every falsehood], and most of whom lie to others as well.98
224 And as for the poets99 - [they, too, are prone to deceive themselves: and so, only] those who are lost in grievous error would follow them.
225 Art thou not aware that they roam confusedly through all the valleys [of words and thoughts],100
226 and that they [so often] say what they do not do [or feel]?
227 [Most of them are of this kind -] save those who have attained to faith, and do righteous deeds, and remember God unceasingly, and defend them-selves [only] after having been wronged,101 and [trust in God's promise that] those who are bent on wrong-doing will in time come to know how evil a turn their destinies are bound to take!102


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