||O thou wrapped up (in the mantle)!
||Arise and deliver thy warning!
||And thy Lord do thou magnify!
||And thy garments keep free from stain!
||And all abomination shun!
||Nor expect, in giving, any increase (for
||But, for thy Lord's (Cause), be patient and
||Finally, when the Trumpet is sounded,
||That will be- that Day - a Day of Distress,-
||Far from easy for those without Faith.
||Leave Me alone, (to deal) with the
(creature) whom I created (bare and) alone!-
||To whom I granted resources in abundance,
||And sons to be by his side!-
||To whom I made (life) smooth and
||Yet is he greedy-that I should add (yet
||By no means! For to Our Signs he has been
||Soon will I visit him with a mount of
||For he thought and he plotted;-
||And woe to him! How he plotted!-
||Yea, Woe to him; How he plotted!-
||Then he looked round;
||Then he frowned and he scowled;
||Then he turned back and was haughty;
||Then said he: "This is nothing but magic,
derived from of old;
||"This is nothing but the word of a mortal!"
||Soon will I cast him into Hell-Fire!
||And what will explain to thee what Hell-Fire
||Naught doth it permit to endure, and naught
doth it leave alone!-
||Darkening and changing the colour of man!
||Over it are Nineteen.
||And We have set none but angels as Guardians
of the Fire; and We have fixed their number only
as a trial for Unbelievers,- in order that the
People of the Book may arrive at certainty, and
the Believers may increase in Faith,- and that
no doub ts may be left for the People of the
Book and the Believers, and that those in whose
hearts is a disease and the Unbelievers may say,
"What symbol doth God intend by this ?" Thus
doth God leave to stray whom He pleaseth, and
guide whom He pleaseth: an d none can know the
forces of thy Lord, except He and this is no
other than a warning to mankind.
||Nay, verily: By the Moon,
||And by the Night as it retreateth,
||And by the Dawn as it shineth forth,-
||This is but one of the mighty (portents),
||A warning to mankind,-
||To any of you that chooses to press forward,
or to follow behind;-
||Every soul will be (held) in pledge for its
||Except the Companions of the Right Hand.
||(They will be) in Gardens (of Delight): they
will question each other,
||And (ask) of the Sinners:
||"What led you into Hell Fire?"
||They will say: "We were not of those who
||"Nor were we of those who fed the indigent;
||"But we used to talk vanities with vain
||"And we used to deny the Day of Judgment,
||"Until there came to us (the Hour) that is
||Then will no intercession of (any)
intercessors profit them.
||Then what is the matter with them that they
turn away from admonition?-
||As if they were affrighted asses,
||Fleeing from a lion!
||Forsooth, each one of them wants to be given
scrolls (of revelation) spread out!
||By no means! But they fear not the
||Nay, this surely is an admonition:
||Let any who will, keep it in remembrance!
||But none will keep it in remembrance except
as God wills: He is the Lord of Righteousness,
and the Lord of Forgiveness.