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"Lo! the righteous verily are in delight, On couches, gazing, Thou wilt know in their faces the radiance of delight." — Holy Qur'an 83:22-24

 

Holy Quran Verses from Pickthall's Translation

Surah Qaaaf: Qaf

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

050.001 Qaf. By the Glorious Qur'an,
050.002 Nay, but they marvel that a warner of their own hath come unto them; and the disbelievers say: This is a strange thing:
050.003 When we are dead and have become dust (shall we be brought back again)? That would be a far return!
050.004 We know that which the earth taketh of them, and with Us is a recording Book.
050.005 Nay, but they have denied the truth when it came unto them, therefor they are now in troubled case.
050.006 Have they not then observed the sky above them, how We have constructed it and beautified it, and how there are no rifts therein?
050.007 And the earth have We spread out, and have flung firm hills therein, and have caused of every lovely kind to grow thereon,
050.008 A vision and a reminder for every penitent slave.
050.009 And We send down from the sky blessed water whereby We give growth unto gardens and the grain of crops,
050.010 And lofty date-palms with ranged clusters,
050.011 Provision (made) for men; and therewith We quicken a dead land. Even so will be the resurrection of the dead.
050.012 The folk of Noah denied (the truth) before them, and (so did) the dwellers at Ar-Rass and (the tribe of) Thamud,
050.013 And (the tribe of) A'ad, and Pharaoh, and the brethren of Lot,
050.014 And the dwellers in the wood, and the folk of Tubb'a: every one denied their messengers, therefor My threat took effect.
050.015 Were We then worn out by the first creation? Yet they are in doubt about a new creation.
050.016 We verily created man and We know what his soul whispereth to him, and We are nearer to him than his jugular vein.
050.017 When the two Receivers receive (him), seated on the right hand and on the left,
050.018 He uttereth no word but there is with him an observer ready.
050.019 And the agony of death cometh in truth. (And it is said unto him): This is that which thou wast wont to shun.
050.020 And the trumpet is blown. This is the threatened Day.
050.021 And every soul cometh, along with it a driver and a witness.
050.022 (And unto the evil-doer it is said): Thou wast in heedlessness of this. Now We have removed from thee thy covering, and piercing is thy sight this day.
050.023 And (unto the evil-doer) his comrade saith: This is that which I have ready (as testimony).
050.024 (And it is said): Do ye twain hurl to hell each rebel ingrate,
050.025 Hinderer of good, transgressor, doubter,
050.026 Who setteth up another god along with Allah. Do ye twain hurl him to the dreadful doom.
050.027 His comrade saith: Our Lord! I did not cause him to rebel, but he was (himself) far gone in error.
050.028 He saith: Contend not in My presence, when I had already proffered unto you the warning.
050.029 The sentence that cometh from Me cannot be changed, and I am in no wise a tyrant unto the slaves.
050.030 On the day when We say unto hell: Art thou filled? and it saith: Can there be more to come?
050.031 And the Garden is brought nigh for those who kept from evil, no longer distant.
050.032 (And it is said): This is that which ye were promised. (It is) for every penitent and heedful one,
050.033 Who feareth the Beneficent in secret and cometh with a contrite heart.
050.034 Enter it in peace. This is the day of immortality.
050.035 There they have all that they desire, and there is more with Us.
050.036 And how many a generation We destroyed before them, who were mightier than these in prowess so that they overran the lands! Had they any place of refuge (when the judgment came)?
050.037 Lo! therein verily is a reminder for him who hath a heart, or giveth ear with full intelligence.
050.038 And verily We created the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, in six Days, and naught of weariness touched Us.
050.039 Therefor (O Muhammad) bear with what they say, and hymn the praise of thy Lord before the rising and before the setting of the sun;
050.040 And in the night-time hymn His praise, and after the (prescribed) prostrations.
050.041 And listen on the day when the crier crieth from a near place,
050.042 The day when they will hear the (Awful) Cry in truth. That is the day of coming forth (from the graves).
050.043 Lo! We it is Who quicken and give death, and unto Us is the journeying.
050.044 On the day when the earth splitteth asunder from them, hastening forth (they come). That is a gathering easy for Us (to make).
050.045 We are Best Aware of what they say, and thou (O Muhammad) art in no wise a compeller over them. But warn by the Qur'an him who feareth My threat.

 

Let us pray (Sura 20, Ayat 114) 'Ya Rabbi Zidni Ilma!' ('O Lord! Increase me in knowledge.') and seek spiritual help (ta'yid) to understand our great faith.

 

Credits: Islamic Computing Center for providing the ASCII texts of the translations and Salmanspiritual.com for developing an interactive version.


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