Holy Quran 26
1TA SIN MIM.
2These are the verses of the perspicuous Book.
3You may perhaps wear out your heart because they do not come to belief.
4We could send down from the heavens a sign to them if We pleased, before which their heads would remain bowed.
5Never does a new reminder come to them from Ar-Rahman but they turn away from it.
6Surely they have done with denying; soon will come to them the news of what they were laughing at.
7Do they not see the earth, how We grow all kinds of noble things upon it?
8Verily there are signs in this; yet many of them do not believe.
9Your Lord is surely mighty and merciful.
10When your Lord called upon Moses: "Go to the wicked people,
11The people of Pharaoh. Will they not fear and take heed?"
12: He said: "O Lord, I fear that they will deny me.
13My heart is constrained, my tongue falters, so delegate Aaron;
14And they have a charge (of murder) against me. So I fear that they will kill me."
15(It was) said: "By no means. Go with My signs, both of you. I am verily with you and I hear.
16Go to the Pharaoh and tell him: 'We bring a message from the Lord of all the worlds
17That you should send the children of Israel with us.'
18(The Pharaoh) said: "Did we not bring you up as a child? And you lived a number of years of your life with us.
19And you commited what you did, and you are ungrateful!"
20(Moses) replied: "I did do that and I was in the wrong,
21So I ran away from you out of fear. But my Lord has given me wisdom, and made me an apostle.
22But the favour you oblige me with is that you have enslaved the children of Israel."
23The Pharaoh asked: "And what is the Lord of all the worlds?"
24(Moses) said: "The Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that lies between them, if you can believe."
25(The Pharaoh) said to those around him: "Do you hear?"
26(Moses continued): "Your Lord and the Lord of your fathers before you."
27(The Pharaoh) said (to his nobles): "Your apostle who has been sent to you, is certainly mad."
28(Moses) said: "The Lord of the East and the Lord of the West and all that lies between them, if you have sense."
29(The Pharaoh) said: "If you took another god apart from me I will have you incarcerated."
30(Moses) said: "Even though I have brought to you something convincing?"
31(The Pharaoh) said: "Then bring it, if you speak the truth."
32So (Moses) cast his staff, and lo, it turned into a living serpent.
33And he drew forth his hand, and lo, it looked white to the beholders.
34The Pharaoh said to the chiefs around him: "He is certainly a clever magician.
35He wants to drive you out of your land by his magic. So, what do you bid?"
36They said: "Put him and his brother off awhile, and send summoners to the cities to gather
37And bring the ablest magicians to you."
38So the magicians were assembled at a stated time and place on an appointed day.
39And the people were also asked to assemble.
40(They said): "We may haply follow the magicians if they are victorious."
41When the magicians arrived, they said to the Pharaoh: "Is there a reward for us if we are victorious?" --
42"Yes," he replied. "You 'will be among the honoured."
43Moses said to them: "Cast what you have to cast."
44So they cast their ropes and rods, and said: "By the glory of Pharaoh, we shall be victorious."
45Then Moses threw down his staff, and lo, it swallowed up their conjurations.
46Then the magicians fell prostrating in adoration,
47And said: "We (affirm and) believe in the Lord of all the worlds,
48The Lord of Moses and Aaron."
49Said (the Pharaoh): "You have come to believe in him before I gave you leave. He is surely your chief, who taught you magic. You will soon come to know: I will have your hands and feet cut off on alternate sides, and have every one of you crucified."
50They said: "There will be no harm. We shall return to our Lord.
51We certainly hope our Lord will forgive our sins as we are the first to believe."
52We said to Moses: "Travel by night with My creatures. You will surely be pursued."
53Then the Pharaoh sent announcers to the cities,
54(Proclaiming): "Surely they are a small band (of fugitives).
55They are always harassing us.
56But we are a fully accounted army."
57So We made them leave the gardens and springs of water,
58And treasures and agreeable mansions.
59Thus it was; and We made the children of Israel possess them.
60But they pursued them at sunrise.
61When the two forces drew within seeing distance of each other, the people of Moses said: "We shall certainly be overtaken."
62Moses replied: "By no means. My Lord is with me. He will show me the way."
63We commanded Moses: "Smite the sea with your staff." And it parted, and every parting was like a lofty mountain.
64Then We brought the others to that place.
65We delivered Moses and every one with him,
66And We drowned the others.
67Verily there is a sign in this, but most of them do not believe.
68Indeed your Lord is mighty and merciful.
69Relate the news of Abraham to them.
70When he asked his father and his people: "What do you worship?"
71They replied: "We worship idols and are devoted to them."
72(Abraham) asked: "Do they hear when you call them?
73Or do they benefit you, or do you harm?"
74They said: "No. But we found our fathers doing so."
75He said: "Have you considered what you have been worshipping,
76You and your fathers?
77Yet they are my enemies except the Lord of all the worlds
78Who created me and showed me the way,
79Who gives me food and drink,
80And heals me when I am sick,
81Who will make me die, then give me life again,
82And who, I hope, will condone my faults on the Day of Judgement.
83O Lord, give me wisdom and admit me among the righteous,
84And uphold my name with posterity,
85And put me among the inheritors of Paradise.
86Forgive me and my father: He was surely among those who went astray.
87And do not disgrace me on the day when they are raised from the graves,
88The day when neither wealth nor children will be of any avail
89But to him who comes to God with a tranquil heart."
90Paradise will be brought near those who take heed for themselves and follow the straight path;
91And Hell made visible to those who had gone astray.
92They will be asked: "Where are those you worshipped
93Other than God? Can they save you or even save themselves?"
94They will then be thrown into Hell with those who had gone astray
95Together with the hordes of Iblis.
96Disputing among themselves they will say:
97"By God, we were plainly in error
98In equating you with the Lord of all the worlds;
99No one but the sinners led us astray.
100Now we have none to intercede for us,
101Nor any sincere friend.
102If only we could return and be among the believers!"
103Verily there is a sign in this, but many of them do not believe.
104Verily your Lord is mighty and merciful.
105The people of Noah accused the apostles of lies.
106When their brother Noah said to them: "Will you not take heed?
107I have been sent as a trusted messenger to you.
108So be fearful of God and listen to me.
109I ask no recompense of you for it. My reward is due from none but the Lord of all the worlds.
110So fear God and follow me."
111They said: "Should we place our trust in you when only the condemned follow you?"
112He said: "It is not for me to know what they were doing.
113It is for my Lord to bring them to book, if you can understand.
114I am certainly not one to drive away the believers.
115I am only a plain admonisher."
116They said: "If you do not desist, O Noah, you will be stoned to death."
117He prayed: "O Lord, verily my people accuse me of lies.
118So adjudge between me and them conclusively, and save me and the believers who are with me."
119So We delivered him and those with him in the loaded ark,
120And drowned the rest of them.
121Verily there is a sign in this, yet many of them do not believe.
122But surely your Lord is mighty and merciful.
123The people of 'Ad accused the messengers of lies.
124When their brother Hud said to them: "Will you not take heed?
125I have been sent as a trusted messenger to you.
126So fear God and listen to me.
127I ask no recompense of you for it. My reward is due from none but the Lord of all the worlds.
128You construct monuments on every hill in vain,
129Erect palaces (thinking) that you will live for ever,
130And whenever you apply force become tyrannical.
131So be fearful of God and follow me.
132Fear Him who has bestowed on you what you know,
133Gave you increase of cattle and sons,
134And orchards and springs.
135I fear the punishment of a terrible day for you.
136They said: "It is the same to us if you warn us or do not warn.
137This is just a habit of antiquated people.
138We are not going to be damned."
139Then they accused him of lies; so We annihilated them. Verily there is a sign in this, but most of them do not believe.
140Yet surely your Lord is mighty and merciful.
141The Thamud accused the messengers of lies.
142When their brother Saleh said to them: "Will you not take heed?"
143I have been sent as a trusted messenger to you.
144So fear God and follow me.
145I do not ask any recompense of you for this. My reward is due from none but the Lord of all the worlds.
146(Do you think) you will be left secure here
147In these gardens and these springs,
148The fields of corn and date-palm trees with soft and tender spathes,
149And dwellings hewed out of mountains ingeniously?
150So be mindful of God and listen to me.
151Do not follow those who are extravagant,
152Who corrupt the land and do not reform it."
153They said: "Surely you are deluded.
154You are nothing but a man like us. Bring us a token if you speak the truth."
155(Saleh) said: "Here is a she-camel. She has a right of drinking water, and you have a right of drinking it on appointed turns.
156Do not treat her unkindly or the punishment of a grievous day will fall on you."
157But they hamstrung her; and on the morrow were repentant,
158For they were seized by the torment. Verily there was a sign in this, but most of them did not believe.
159Yet verily your Lord is mighty and merciful.
160The people of Lot accused the messengers of lies.
161When their brother Lot said to them: "Will you not take heed?
162I have been sent as a trusted messenger to you.
163So fear God and listen to me.
164I ask no recompense of you for this. My reward is due from none but the Lord of all the worlds.
165Why do you go for males unlike all other creatures
166Leaving the consorts your Lord has made for you? But you are a people who exceed the bounds."
167They said: "If you do not desist, O Lot, you will be expelled (from the city)."
168(Lot) said: "I am disgusted with your actions,"
169(And prayed:) "O Lord, save me and my family from what they do."
170So We saved him and his whole family
171Except one old woman who remained behind.
172Then We destroyed the rest of them,
173And rained on them a shower (of Stones). How terrible was the rain (that fell) on those who had been warned!
174Verily in this was a sign, but most of them do not believe.
175Yet surely your Lord is mighty and powerful.
176The people of the Wood too called the messengers liars.
177When Shu'aib said to them: "Will you not take heed?
178I have been sent as a trusted messenger to you.
179So fear God and follow me.
180I ask no recompense of you for this. My reward is due from none but the Lord of all the worlds.
181Give full measure and do not cheat;
182Weigh on an even balance.
183And do not withhold from people what belongs to them, and do not corrupt the land;
184And fear Him who created you and all the earlier people."
185They said: "Surely you are deluded.
186You are nothing but a man like us, and we think you are a liar.
187But in case you are speaking the truth, then make a segment of the sky to fall upon us."
188(Shu'aib) said: "My Lord knows well what you are doing."
189But they denied him, and We seized them with the torment of the Day of Shadowing (when the cloud had rained down fire). It was indeed the torment of a terrible day!
190Verily in this was a sign, but most of them do not believe.
191Yet verily your Lord is mighty and merciful.
192And this (Qur'an) is a revelation from the Lord of all the worlds,
193Which the trusted spirit descended with
194To (communicate) to your heart that you may be a warner
195In eloquent Arabic.
196This is (indicated) in the Books of earlier people.
197Was it not a proof for them that the learned men of Israel knew about this?
198Had We revealed it to a man of obscure tongue
199And he had recited it to them, and they had not believed (it would have been different).
200Thus do We cause (unbelief) to enter the hearts of sinners.
201They will not believe it until they behold the painful punishment.
202It will come upon them unawares, and they will not comprehend it.
203Then will they say: "Can we be given respite?"
204Do they wish Us then to hasten the punishment?
205Just think: If We let them enjoy (the good things of life) for a few years more,
206And then what they were promised comes upon them,
207Of what avail shall their enjoyment be to them?
208Never have We destroyed a habitation till We had sent admonishers to them
209To warn. For We are never unjust.
210The devils did not bring it down:
211They are not worthy of it, nor have they power.
212They have been precluded from hearing it.
213So call on no other god but God, lest you are condemned to torment;
214And warn your near relations,
215And take those believers under your wing who follow you.
216If they do not obey you, tell them: "I am not responsible for what you do."
217Have trust in the Mighty, the Merciful,
218Who watches you when you get up,
219And your movements among those who bow in homage to God.
220He is all-hearing and all-knowing.
221Should I tell you on whom the devils descend?
222They come down to every mendacious sinner,
223Who listens to you (for spreading rumours); but most of them are liars.
224As for the poets, only those who go astray follow them.
225Have you not seen that they wander distract in every valley,
226And they say what they do not do,
227Except those who believe and do the right, and remember God a great deal, who retaliate only when they have been wronged. Yet the oppressors will now come to know through what reversals they will be overthrown!