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published: 5/12/12

The Quran - Chapter 51




Quran Chapters Index

The Scatterers

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

[51.1] I swear by the wind that scatters far and wide,
[51.2] Then those clouds bearing the load (of minute things in space).
[51.3] Then those (ships) that glide easily,
[51.4] Then those (angels who) distribute blessings by Our command;
[51.5] What you are threatened with is most surely true,
[51.6] And the judgment must most surely come about.
[51.7] 1 swear by the heaven full of ways.
[51.8] Most surely you are at variance with each other in what you say,
[51.9] He is turned away from it who would be turned away.
[51.10] Cursed be the liars,
[51.11] Who are in a gulf (of ignorance) neglectful;
[51.12] They ask: When is the day of judgment?
[51.13] (It is) the day on which they shall be tried at the fire.




[51.14] Taste your persecution! this is what.you would hasten on.
[51.15] Surely those who guard (against evil) shall be in gardens and fountains.
[51.16] Taking what their Lord gives them; surely they were before that, the doers of good.
[51.17] They used to sleep but little in the night.
[51.18] And in the morning they asked forgiveness.
[51.19] And in their property was a portion due to him who begs and to him who is denied (good).
[51.20] And in the earth there are signs for those who are sure,
[51.21] And in your own souls (too); will you not then see?
[51.22] And in the heaven is your sustenance and what you are threatened with.
[51.23] And by the Lord of the heavens and the earth! it is most surely the truth, just as you do speak.
[51.24] Has there come to you information about the honored guests of Ibrahim?
[51.25] When they entered upon him, they said: Peace. Peace, said he, a strange people.
[51.26] Then he turned aside to his family secretly and brought a fat (roasted) calf,
[51.27] So he brought it near them. He said: What! will you not eat?
[51.28] So he conceived in his mind a fear on account of them. They said: Fear not. And they gave him the good news of a boy possessing knowledge.
[51.29] Then his wife came up in great grief, and she struck her face and said: An old barren woman!
[51.30] They said: Thus says your Lord: Surely He is the Wise, the Knowing.
[51.31] He said: What is your affair then, O messengers!
[51.32] They said: Surely we are sent to a guilty people,
[51.33] That we may send down upon them stone of clay,
[51.34] Sent forth from your Lord for the extravagant.
[51.35] Then We brought forth such as were therein of the believers.
[51.36] But We did not find therein save a (single) house of those who submitted (the Muslims).
[51.37] And We left therein a sign for those who fear the painful punishment.
[51.38] And in Musa: When We sent him to Firon with clear authority.
[51.39] But he turned away with his forces and said: A magician or a mad man.
[51.40] So We seized him and his hosts and hurled them into the sea and he was blamable.
[51.41] And in Ad: When We sent upon them the destructive wind.
[51.42] It did not leave aught on which it blew, but it made it like ashes.
[51.43] And in Samood: When it was said to them: Enjoy yourselves for a while.
[51.44] But they revolted against the commandment of their Lord, so the rumbling overtook them while they saw.
[51.45] So they were not able to rise up, nor could they defend themselves-
[51.46] And the people of Nuh before, surely they were a transgressing people.
[51.47] And the heaven, We raised it high with power, and most surely We are the makers of things ample.
[51.48] And the earth, We have made it a wide extent; how well have We then spread (it) out.
[51.49] And of everything We have created pairs that you may be mindful.
[51.50] Therefore fly to Allah, surely I am a plain warner to you from Him.
[51.51] And do not set up with Allah another god: surely I am a plain warner to you from Him.
[51.52] Thus there did not come to those before them an apostle but they said: A magician or a mad man.
[51.53] Have they charged each other with this? Nay! they are an inordinate people.
[51.54] Then turn your back upon them for you are not to blame;
[51.55] And continue to remind, for surely the reminder profits the believers.
[51.56] And I have not created the jinn and the men except that they should serve Me.
[51.57] 1 do not desire from them any sustenance and I do not desire that they should feed Me.
[51.58] Surely Allah is the Bestower of sustenance, the Lord of Power, the Strong.
[51.59] So surely those who are unjust shall have a portion like the portion of their companions, therefore let them not ask Me to hasten on.
[51.60] Therefore woe to those who disbelieve because of their day which they are threatened with.




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