Holy Quran 68


1NUN. I CALL to witness the pen and what they inscribe,
2You are not demented by the grace of your Lord.
3There is surely reward unending for you,
4For you are verily born of sublime nature.
5So you will see, and they will realise,
6Who is distracted.
7Verily your Lord knows those who have gone astray from His path, and He knows those who are guided on the way.
8So do not comply with those who deny:
9They only want that you should relent, so that they may come to terms.
10Do not heed a contemptible swearer,
11Or backbiter, calumniator, slanderer,
12Who hinders men from (doing) good, the transgressor, the iniquitous,
13Crude, and above all, mean and infamous,
14Simply because he possesses wealth and children.
15When you recite Our revelations to him, he says: "These are fables of long ago."
16We shall brand him on the muzzle.
17We have tried you as We tried the owners of the garden when they vowed to gather the fruits in the morning
18But did not add: "If God may please."
19Then a calamity from your Lord fell upon it, but they remained fast asleep.
20So by the morning it seemed as though picked clean.
21At daybreak they called to each other:
22"If you want to gather the fruits, let us go early to the plantation."
23So they departed, talking in low voices:
24"Let no needy person come to you within it today."
25They left early in the morning bent on this purpose.
26When they saw (and did not recognise it) they said: "Surely we have lost the way.
27No. In fact we have been deprived of it."
28One who was temperate among them, said: "Did I not say: 'Why don't you priase God?'"
29"Glory to our Lord," they said; we were really in the wrong."
30Then they started blaming one another,
31Saying: "Alas the woe, we were iniquitous.
32Maybe our Lord will give us better than this. We turn to our Lord in supplication."
33Such is Our chastisement; and the punishment of the Hereafter will be greater, if only they knew!
34For those who fear God there are pleasure gardens with their Lord.
35Should We treat those who submit and obey in the same way as those who are culpable?
36What has come upon you that you judge in such a wise?
37Or have you a Book in which you read
38That you can surely have whatever you choose?
39Or have you taken a binding promise from Us which would hold till the Day of Judgement, that you will get whatever you demand?
40Ask them: "Which of you is able to vouch for this?"
41Or have they any partners? Let them bring their partners then, if what they say is true.
42On the day the great calamity befalls, and they are called to bow in homage, they will not be able to do so.
43Lowered will be their eyes, disgrace overwhelming them. They had indeed been called to bow in homage when they were free of blame.
44So leave those who deny this Discourse to Me. We shall lead them step by step to (ruin) in a way they will not know.
45Yet I will give them respite: Surely My plan is compact.
46Do you ask for any compensation from them that they are burdened with want?
47Or do they have knowledge of the unknown which they copy down?
48So wait with patience for the judgement of your Lord, and do not be like (onah) of the fish who called (to his Lord) when he was choked with anger.
49Had it not been for a favour from his Lord he would have been cast blame-worthy on a barren plain.
50Then his Lord chose him and placed him among the upright.
51But the unbelievers would like to stare you out of balance when they hear the warning, and say: "Surely he is possessed;"
52Whilst it is no more than reminder for the people of the world.