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"Can he who was dead, to whom We gave life, and a light whereby he can walk amongst men, be like him who is in the depths of darkness, from which he can never come out?" — Holy Qur'an 6:122

 

Holy Quran Verses from Pickthall's Translation

Surah Rahmaan: The Benficent

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

055.001 The Beneficent
055.002 Hath made known the Qur'an.
055.003 He hath created man.
055.004 He hath taught him utterance.
055.005 The sun and the moon are made punctual.
055.006 The stars and the trees adore.
055.007 And the sky He hath uplifted; and He hath set the measure,
055.008 That ye exceed not the measure,
055.009 But observe the measure strictly, nor fall short thereof.
055.010 And the earth hath He appointed for (His) creatures,
055.011 Wherein are fruit and sheathed palm-trees,
055.012 Husked grain and scented herb.
055.013 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
055.014 He created man of clay like the potter's,
055.015 And the jinn did He create of smokeless fire.
055.016 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
055.017 Lord of the two Easts, and Lord of the two Wests!
055.018 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
055.019 He hath loosed the two seas. They meet.
055.020 There is a barrier between them. They encroach not (one upon the other).
055.021 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
055.022 There cometh forth from both of them the pearl and coral-stone.
055.023 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
055.024 His are the ships displayed upon the sea, like banners.
055.025 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
055.026 Everyone that is thereon will pass away;
055.027 There remaineth but the Countenance of thy Lord of Might and Glory.
055.028 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
055.029 All that are in the heavens and the earth entreat Him. Every day He exerciseth (universal) power.
055.030 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
055.031 We shall dispose of you, O ye two dependents (man and jinn).
055.032 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
055.033 O company of jinn and men, if ye have power to penetrate (all) regions of the heavens and the earth, then penetrate (them)! Ye will never penetrate them save with (Our) sanction.
055.034 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
055.035 There will be sent, against you both, heat of fire and flash of brass, and ye will not escape.
055.036 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
055.037 And when the heaven splitteth asunder and becometh rosy like red hide -
055.038 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny? -
055.039 On that day neither man nor jinni will be questioned of his sin.
055.040 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
055.041 The guilty will be known by their marks, and will be taken by the forelocks and the feet.
055.042 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
055.043 This is hell which the guilty deny.
055.044 They go circling round between it and fierce, boiling water.
055.045 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
055.046 But for him who feareth the standing before his Lord there are two gardens.
055.047 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
055.048 Of spreading branches.
055.049 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
055.050 Wherein are two fountains flowing.
055.051 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
055.052 Wherein is every kind of fruit in pairs.
055.053 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
055.054 Reclining upon couches lined with silk brocade, the fruit of both the gardens near to hand.
055.055 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
055.056 Therein are those of modest gaze, whom neither man nor jinni will have touched before them.
055.057 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
055.058 (In beauty) like the jacynth and the coral-stone.
055.059 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
055.060 Is the reward of goodness aught save goodness?
055.061 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
055.062 And beside them are two other gardens,
055.063 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
055.064 Dark green with foliage.
055.065 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
055.066 Wherein are two abundant springs.
055.067 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
055.068 Wherein is fruit, the date-palm and pomegranate.
055.069 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
055.070 Wherein (are found) the good and beautiful -
055.071 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny? -
055.072 Fair ones, close-guarded in pavilions -
055.073 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny? -
055.074 Whom neither man nor jinni will have touched before them -
055.075 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
055.076 Reclining on green cushions and fair carpets.
055.077 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
055.078 Blessed be the name of thy Lord, Mighty and glorious!

 

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.

 

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