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Surah Al Dhariyat

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بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.


وَٱلذَّٲرِيَـٰتِ ذَرۡوً۬ا 

By the (Winds) that scatter broadcast;


فَٱلۡحَـٰمِلَـٰتِ وِقۡرً۬ا 

And those that lift and bear away heavy weights;


فَٱلۡجَـٰرِيَـٰتِ يُسۡرً۬ا 

And those that flow with ease and gentleness;


فَٱلۡمُقَسِّمَـٰتِ أَمۡرًا 

And those that distribute and apportion by command --


إِنَّمَا تُوعَدُونَ لَصَادِقٌ۬ 

Verily that which ye are promised is true;


وَإِنَّ ٱلدِّينَ لَوَٲقِعٌ۬ 

And verily Judgment and Justice must indeed come to pass.


وَٱلسَّمَآءِ ذَاتِ ٱلۡحُبُكِ 

By the Sky with (its) numerous Paths,


إِنَّكُمۡ لَفِى قَوۡلٍ۬ مُّخۡتَلِفٍ۬

Truly ye are in a doctrine discordant,


يُؤۡفَكُ عَنۡهُ مَنۡ أُفِكَ 

Through which are deluded (away from the Truth) such as would be deluded.


قُتِلَ ٱلۡخَرَّٲصُونَ 

Woe to the falsehood-mongers --


ٱلَّذِينَ هُمۡ فِى غَمۡرَةٍ۬ سَاهُونَ 

Those who (flounder) heedless in a flood of confusion:


يَسۡـَٔلُونَ أَيَّانَ يَوۡمُ ٱلدِّينِ 

They ask, "when will be the Day of Judgment and Justice?"


يَوۡمَ هُمۡ عَلَى ٱلنَّارِ يُفۡتَنُونَ 

(It will be) a Day when they will be tried (and tested) over the Fire!


ذُوقُواْ فِتۡنَتَكُمۡ هَـٰذَا ٱلَّذِى كُنتُم بِهِۦ تَسۡتَعۡجِلُونَ 

"Taste ye your trial! this is what ye used to ask to be hastened!"


إِنَّ ٱلۡمُتَّقِينَ فِى جَنَّـٰتٍ۬ وَعُيُونٍ 

As to the Righteous, they will be in the midst of Gardens and Springs,


ءَاخِذِينَ مَآ ءَاتَٮٰهُمۡ رَبُّہُمۡ‌ۚ

Taking joy in the things which their Lord gives them,

إِنَّہُمۡ كَانُواْ قَبۡلَ ذَٲلِكَ مُحۡسِنِينَ 

because, before then, they lived a good life.


كَانُواْ قَلِيلاً۬ مِّنَ ٱلَّيۡلِ مَا يَہۡجَعُونَ 

They were in the habit of sleeping but little by night,


وَبِٱلۡأَسۡحَارِ هُمۡ يَسۡتَغۡفِرُونَ 

And in the hours of early dawn, They (were found) praying for Forgiveness;


وَفِىٓ أَمۡوَٲلِهِمۡ حَقٌّ۬ لِّلسَّآٮِٕلِ وَٱلۡمَحۡرُومِ 

And in their wealth and possessions (was remembered) the right of the (needy), him who asked, and him who (for some reason) was prevented (from asking).


وَفِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ ءَايَـٰتٌ۬ لِّلۡمُوقِنِينَ 

On the earth are Signs for those of assured Faith,


وَفِىٓ أَنفُسِكُمۡ‌ۚ

As also in your own selves:

أَفَلَا تُبۡصِرُونَ 

will ye not then see?


وَفِى ٱلسَّمَآءِ رِزۡقُكُمۡ وَمَا تُوعَدُونَ 

And in heaven is your Sustenance, as (also) that which ye are promised.


فَوَرَبِّ ٱلسَّمَآءِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ إِنَّهُ ۥ لَحَقٌّ۬ مِّثۡلَ مَآ أَنَّكُمۡ تَنطِقُونَ 

Then, by the Lord of heaven and earth, this is the very Truth, as much as the fact that ye can speak intelligently to each other.


هَلۡ أَتَٮٰكَ حَدِيثُ ضَيۡفِ إِبۡرَٲهِيمَ ٱلۡمُكۡرَمِينَ 

Has the story reached thee, of the honored guests of Abraham?


إِذۡ دَخَلُواْ عَلَيۡهِ فَقَالُواْ سَلَـٰمً۬ا‌ۖ

Behold, they entered His presence, and said: "Peace!"

قَالَ سَلَـٰمٌ۬

He said, "Peace!"

قَوۡمٌ۬ مُّنكَرُونَ 

(and thought, "these seem) unusual people."


فَرَاغَ إِلَىٰٓ أَهۡلِهِۦ فَجَآءَ بِعِجۡلٍ۬ سَمِينٍ۬ 

Then he turned quickly to his household, brought out a fatted calf.


فَقَرَّبَهُ ۥۤ إِلَيۡہِمۡ

And placed it before them...

قَالَ أَلَا تَأۡكُلُونَ 

He said, "Will ye not eat?"


فَأَوۡجَسَ مِنۡہُمۡ خِيفَةً۬‌ۖ

(When they did not eat),

He conceived a fear of them.

قَالُواْ لَا تَخَفۡ‌ۖ

They said, "Fear not,"

وَبَشَّرُوهُ بِغُلَـٰمٍ عَلِيمٍ۬ 

and they gave him glad tidings of a son endowed with knowledge.


فَأَقۡبَلَتِ ٱمۡرَأَتُهُ ۥ فِى صَرَّةٍ۬ فَصَكَّتۡ وَجۡهَهَا

But his wife came forward (laughing) aloud: she smote her forehead and said:

وَقَالَتۡ عَجُوزٌ عَقِيمٌ۬ 

"a barren old woman!"


قَالُواْ كَذَٲلِكِ قَالَ رَبُّكِ‌ۖ

They said, "Even so has thy Lord spoken:

إِنَّهُ ۥ هُوَ ٱلۡحَكِيمُ ٱلۡعَلِيمُ 

and He is full of Wisdom and Knowledge."


قَالَ فَمَا خَطۡبُكُمۡ أَيُّہَا ٱلۡمُرۡسَلُونَ 

(Abraham) said: "And what, o ye Messengers, is your errand (now)?"


قَالُوٓاْ إِنَّآ أُرۡسِلۡنَآ إِلَىٰ قَوۡمٍ۬ مُّجۡرِمِينَ 

They said,

"We have been sent to a people (deep) in sin --


لِنُرۡسِلَ عَلَيۡہِمۡ حِجَارَةً۬ مِّن طِينٍ۬ 

"To bring on, on them (a shower of) stones of clay (brimstone),


مُّسَوَّمَةً عِندَ رَبِّكَ لِلۡمُسۡرِفِينَ 

"Marked as from thy Lord for those who trespass beyond bounds."


فَأَخۡرَجۡنَا مَن كَانَ فِيہَا مِنَ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ 

Then We evacuated those of the Believers who were there.


فَمَا وَجَدۡنَا فِيہَا غَيۡرَ بَيۡتٍ۬ مِّنَ ٱلۡمُسۡلِمِينَ 

But We found not there any just (Muslim) persons except in one house:


وَتَرَكۡنَا فِيہَآ ءَايَةً۬ لِّلَّذِينَ يَخَافُونَ ٱلۡعَذَابَ ٱلۡأَلِيمَ 

And We left there a Signs for such as fear the Grievous Penalty.


وَفِى مُوسَىٰٓ إِذۡ أَرۡسَلۡنَـٰهُ إِلَىٰ فِرۡعَوۡنَ بِسُلۡطَـٰنٍ۬ مُّبِينٍ۬ 

And in Moses (was another Sign):

Behold, We sent him to Pharaoh, with authority manifest.


فَتَوَلَّىٰ بِرُكۡنِهِۦ وَقَالَ سَـٰحِرٌ أَوۡ مَجۡنُونٌ۬ 

But (Pharaoh) turned back with his Chiefs, and said,

"A sorcerer, or one possessed!"


فَأَخَذۡنَـٰهُ وَجُنُودَهُ ۥ فَنَبَذۡنَـٰهُمۡ فِى ٱلۡيَمِّ

So We took him and his forces, and threw them into the sea:

وَهُوَ مُلِيمٌ۬ 

and his was the blame.


وَفِى عَادٍ إِذۡ أَرۡسَلۡنَا عَلَيۡہِمُ ٱلرِّيحَ ٱلۡعَقِيمَ 

And in the 'Ad (people) (was another Sign): Behold, We sent against them the devastating Wind:


مَا تَذَرُ مِن شَىۡءٍ أَتَتۡ عَلَيۡهِ إِلَّا جَعَلَتۡهُ كَٱلرَّمِيمِ 

It left nothing whatever that it came up against, but reduced it to ruin and rottenness.


وَفِى ثَمُودَ إِذۡ قِيلَ لَهُمۡ تَمَتَّعُواْ حَتَّىٰ حِينٍ۬ 

And in the Thamud (was another Sign): Behold, they were told, "Enjoy (your brief day) for a little while!"


فَعَتَوۡاْ عَنۡ أَمۡرِ رَبِّہِمۡ

But they insolently defied the command of their Lord:

فَأَخَذَتۡهُمُ ٱلصَّـٰعِقَةُ وَهُمۡ يَنظُرُونَ 

so the stunning noise (of an earthquake) seized them, even while they were looking on.


فَمَا ٱسۡتَطَـٰعُواْ مِن قِيَامٍ۬ وَمَا كَانُواْ مُنتَصِرِينَ 

Then they could not even stand (on their feet), nor could they help themselves.


وَقَوۡمَ نُوحٍ۬ مِّن قَبۡلُ‌ۖ

So were the people of Noah before them:

إِنَّہُمۡ كَانُواْ قَوۡمً۬ا فَـٰسِقِينَ 

for they wickedly transgressed.


وَٱلسَّمَآءَ بَنَيۡنَـٰهَا بِأَيۡيْدٍ۬ وَإِنَّا لَمُوسِعُونَ 

With the power and skill did We construct the Firmament: for it is We Who create the vastness of Space.


وَٱلۡأَرۡضَ فَرَشۡنَـٰهَا فَنِعۡمَ ٱلۡمَـٰهِدُونَ 

And We have spread out the (spacious) earth: how excellently We do spread out!


وَمِن ڪُلِّ شَىۡءٍ خَلَقۡنَا زَوۡجَيۡنِ لَعَلَّكُمۡ تَذَكَّرُونَ 

And of everything We have created pairs: that ye may receive instruction.


فَفِرُّوٓاْ إِلَى ٱللَّهِ‌ۖ

Hasten ye then (at once) to Allah:

إِنِّى لَكُم مِّنۡهُ نَذِيرٌ۬ مُّبِينٌ۬ 

I am from Him a warner to you, clear and open!


وَلَا تَجۡعَلُواْ مَعَ ٱللَّهِ إِلَـٰهًا ءَاخَرَ‌ۖ

And make not another an object of worship with Allah:

إِنِّى لَكُم مِّنۡهُ نَذِيرٌ۬ مُّبِينٌ۬ 

I am from Him a Warner to you, clear and open!


كَذَٲلِكَ مَآ أَتَى ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبۡلِهِم مِّن رَّسُولٍ إِلَّا قَالُواْ سَاحِرٌ أَوۡ مَجۡنُونٌ 

Similarly, no messenger came to the Peoples before them, but they said (of him) in like manner,

"A sorcerer, or one possessed"


أَتَوَاصَوۡاْ بِهِۦ‌ۚ

Is this the legacy they have transmitted, one to another?

بَلۡ هُمۡ قَوۡمٌ۬ طَاغُونَ 

Nay, they are themselves a people transgressing beyond bounds!


فَتَوَلَّ عَنۡہُمۡ فَمَآ أَنتَ بِمَلُومٍ۬ 

So turn away from them: not thine is the blame.


وَذَكِّرۡ فَإِنَّ ٱلذِّكۡرَىٰ تَنفَعُ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ 

But teach (thy Message): for teaching benefits the Believers.


وَمَا خَلَقۡتُ ٱلۡجِنَّ وَٱلۡإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعۡبُدُونِ

I have only created jinns and men, that they may serve Me.


مَآ أُرِيدُ مِنۡہُم مِّن رِّزۡقٍ۬ وَمَآ أُرِيدُ أَن يُطۡعِمُونِ 

No sustenance do I require of them nor do I require that they should feed Me.


إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ هُوَ ٱلرَّزَّاقُ ذُو ٱلۡقُوَّةِ ٱلۡمَتِينُ 

For Allah is He Who gives (all) Sustenance, Lord of Power, Steadfast (for ever).


فَإِنَّ لِلَّذِينَ ظَلَمُواْ ذَنُوبً۬ا مِّثۡلَ ذَنُوبِ أَصۡحَـٰبِہِمۡ

For the wrongdoers, their portion is like unto the portion of their fellows (of earlier generations):

فَلَا يَسۡتَعۡجِلُونِ 

then let them not ask Me to hasten (that portion)!


فَوَيۡلٌ۬ لِّلَّذِينَ ڪَفَرُواْ مِن يَوۡمِهِمُ ٱلَّذِى يُوعَدُونَ 

Woe, then, to the Unbelievers, on account of that day of theirs which they have been promised!


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