Al-Qalam

Qur'an

 Revealed 2nd  

68:1
Nun.  By the pen and what they inscribe,

68:2
You are not, by the favor of your Lord, a madman.

68:3
And indeed, for you is a reward uninterrupted.

68:4
And indeed, you are of a great moral character.

68:5
So you will see and they will see

68:6
Which of you is the afflicted [by a devil].  [*~John 7:20, *~John 8:48 -49*~John 10:20 - 21]

68:7
Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of who has gone astray from His way, and He is most knowing of the [rightly] guided.

68:8
Then do not obey the deniers.

68:9
They wish that you would soften [in your position], so they would soften [toward you].

68:10
And do not obey every worthless habitual swearer

68:11
[And] scorner, going about with malicious gossip -

68:12
A preventer of good, transgressing and sinful,

68:13
Cruel, moreover, and an illegitimate pretender.

68:14
Because he is a possessor of wealth and children,

68:15
When Our verses are recited to him, he says, "Legends of the former peoples."

68:16
We will brand him upon the snout.

68:17
Indeed, We have tried them as We tried the companions of the garden, when they swore to cut its fruit at dawn

68:18
Without making exception.

68:19
So there came upon the garden an affliction from your Lord while they were asleep.

68:20
And it became as though reaped.

68:21
And they called one another at dawn,

68:22
[Saying], "Go early to your crop if you would cut the fruit."

68:23
So they set out, while lowering their voices,

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[Saying], "There will surely not enter it today upon you [any] poor person."

68:25
And they went early in determination, [assuming themselves] able.

68:26
But when they saw it, they said, "Indeed, we are lost;

68:27
Rather, we have been deprived."

68:28
The most moderate of them said, "Did I not say to you, 'Why do you not exalt [God]?'"

68:29
They said, "Exalted is our Lord!  Indeed, we were wrongdoers."

68:30
Then they approached one another, blaming each other.

68:31
They said, "O woe to us; indeed we were transgressors.

68:32
Perhaps our Lord will substitute for us [one] better than it.  Indeed, we are toward our Lord desirous."

68:33
Such is the punishment [of this world].  And the punishment of the Hereafter is greater, if they only knew.

68:34
Indeed, for the righteous with their Lord are the Gardens of Pleasure.

68:35
Then will We treat the Muslims like the criminals?

68:36
What is [the matter] with you?  How do you judge?

68:37
Or do you have a scripture in which you learn

68:38
That indeed for you is whatever you choose?

68:39
Or do you have oaths [binding] upon Us, extending until the Day of Resurrection, that indeed for you is whatever you judge?

68:40
Ask them which of them, for that [claim], is responsible.

68:41
Or do they have partners?  Then let them bring their partners, if they should be truthful.

68:42
The Day the shin will be uncovered and they are invited to prostration but the disbelievers will not be able,

68:43
Their eyes humbled, humiliation will cover them.  And they used to be invited to prostration while they were sound.

68:44
So leave Me with whoever denies [the Qur'an].  We will progressively lead them from where they do not know.

68:45
And I will give them time.  Indeed, My plan is firm.

68:46
Or do you ask of them a payment, so they are by debt burdened down?

68:47
Or have they [knowledge of] the unseen, so they write [it] down?

68:48
Then be patient for the decision of your Lord, and be not like the companion of the fish when he called out while he was distressed.  [*Jonah 2:1 - 10]

68:49
If not that a favor from his Lord overtook him, he would have been thrown onto the naked shore while he was censured.

68:50
And his Lord chose him and made him of the righteous.

68:51
And indeed, those who disbelieve would almost make you slip with their eyes when they hear the message, and they say, "Indeed, he is mad."

68:52
But it is not except a reminder to the worlds

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