Holy Quran 51


1I CALL TO witness those who scatter (dust) by dispersing,
2And those who bear the load (of rain),
3And those who move (on the water) gently,
4And those who distribute (it) by command,
5Verily the promise made to you is true:
6The Judgement will indeed take place.
7The heavens webbed-with-tracks is witness
8You are surely caught in contradictions.,
9From which only he turns who is turned away.
10Perish will those who just guess and speculate,
11Who are lost in deception.
12They ask: "When is the Day of Judgement?" --
13The day they will be burnt in the Fire,
14(And told:) "Taste your punishment. This is what you were trying to hasten."
15Surely those who fear God and follow the straight path will be amidst gardens and fresh springs of water,
16Receiving what is given them by their Lord. They were surely the virtuous before this.
17They slept little in the night,
18And every morning asked forgiveness,
19In whose wealth the suppliant and the deprived had a share.
20There are signs in the earth for those who are firm in their faith,
21And within yourselves. Can you not perceive?
22There is in the heavens your sustenance, and whatever has been promised you.
23By the Lord of the heavens and the earth, this is certainly true even as you speak.
24Has the story of Abraham's honoured guests come to you?
25When they came to him, they said: "Peace." He answered: "Peace." They were a people he did not recognise.
26So he hurried to the house and brought a fatted calf,
27And placing it before them said: "Won't you eat?"
28He felt afraid of them; but they said: "Have no fear," and gave him the good news of a wise son.
29His wife came out lamenting, striking her forehead, and said: "I, am old and barren woman?"
30They said: "Thus said your Lord. He is indeed all-wise and all-knowing."
31He said: "What is then your business, O messengers?"
32They said: "We have been sent to a wicked people
33So as to let loose clods of clay on them
34Marked by your Lord for those who waste their substance."
35So We evacuated everyone who was a believer there,
36But did not find more than a single family of believers.
37We left a sign in this for those who fear the grievous punishment,
38As (there was) in Moses when We sent him to the Pharaoh with clear authority.
39But he turned to his counsellors, and said: "He is a magician or lunatic."
40So We seized him and his armies, and threw them into the sea, for he was worthy of blame.
41In 'Ad (also is a sign), when We sent a blasting wind against them,
42Which turned everything it touched to ashes.
43And in Thamud, when We said to them: "Enjoy yourselves for a while;"
44But they disobeyed the command of their Lord; so they were destroyed by a thunderbolt, and they could only gape,
45And neither stand up nor defend themselves.
46(So had We destroyed) the people of Noah before them: They were surely a sinful people.
47We built the heavens by Our authority; and We are the Lord of power and expanse.
48We spread the earth a carpet; what comfort We provide!
49And We created pairs of everything that you may contemplate.
50So turn to God. I give you a clear warning from Him.
51Do not set up another god with God. I give you a clear warning from Him.
52Even thus no apostle came to those before them but they said: "He is a sorcerer or a mad man."
53Is this the legacy they have passed down from one to the other? In fact, they are a rebellious people.
54Turn away from them. You will not be blamed.
55But go on reminding them, as reminding benefits the believers.
56I have not created the jinns and men but to worship Me.
57I want no sustenance from them nor do I want them to feed Me.
58God is certainly the great provider, Lord of strength and power.
59Those who do wrong will indeed come to the same end as their fellows (of old). So let them not ask Me to hasten (the punishment).
60Alas the woe for those who refuse to believe in the Day which has been promised them.