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"Praise be to Allah, Who hath created the heavens and the earth, and hath appointed darkness and light." — Holy Qur'an 6:1

 

Holy Quran Verses from Pickthall's Translation

Surah 'Insaan or Dahr: Time or Man

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

076.001 Hath there come upon man (ever) any period of time in which he was a thing unremembered?
076.002 Lo! We create man from a drop of thickened fluid to test him; so We make him hearing, knowing.
076.003 Lo! We have shown him the way, whether he be grateful or disbelieving.
076.004 Lo! We have prepared for disbelievers manacles and carcans and a raging fire.
076.005 Lo! the righteous shall drink of a cup whereof the mixture is of Kafur,
076.006 A spring wherefrom the slaves of Allah drink, making it gush forth abundantly,
076.007 (Because) they perform the vow and fear a day whereof the evil is wide-spreading,
076.008 And feed with food the needy wretch, the orphan and the prisoner, for love of Him,
076.009 (Saying): We feed you, for the sake of Allah only. We wish for no reward nor thanks from you;
076.010 Lo! we fear from our Lord a day of frowning and of fate.
076.011 Therefor Allah hath warded off from them the evil of that day, and hath made them find brightness and joy;
076.012 And hath awarded them for all that they endured, a Garden and silk attire;
076.013 Reclining therein upon couches, they will find there neither (heat of) a sun nor bitter cold.
076.014 The shade thereof is close upon them and the clustered fruits thereof bow down.
076.015 Goblets of silver are brought round for them, and beakers (as) of glass
076.016 (Bright as) glass but (made) of silver, which they (themselves) have measured to the measure (of their deeds).
076.017 There are they watered with a cup whereof the mixture is of Zanjabil,
076.018 (The water of) a spring therein, named Salsabil.
076.019 There wait on them immortal youths, whom, when thou seest, thou wouldst take for scattered pearls.
076.020 When thou seest, thou wilt see there bliss and high estate.
076.021 Their raiment will be fine green silk and gold embroidery. Bracelets of silver will they wear. Their Lord will slake their thirst with a pure drink.
076.022 (And it will be said unto them): Lo! this is a reward for you. Your endeavour (upon earth) hath found acceptance.
076.023 Lo! We, even We, have revealed unto thee the Qur'an, a revelation;
076.024 So submit patiently to thy Lord's command, and obey not of them any guilty one or disbeliever.
076.025 Remember the name of thy Lord at morn and evening.
076.026 And worship Him (a portion) of the night. And glorify Him through the livelong night.
076.027 Lo! these love fleeting life, and put behind them (the remembrance of) a grievous day.
076.028 We, even We, created them, and strengthened their frame. And when We will, We can replace them, bringing others like them in their stead.
076.029 Lo! this is an Admonishment, that whosoever will may choose a way unto his Lord.
076.030 Yet ye will not, unless Allah willeth. Lo! Allah is Knower, Wise.
076.031 He maketh whom He will to enter His mercy, and for evil-doers hath prepared a painful doom.

 

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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