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"And as a summoner unto Allah by His permission, and as a lamp that giveth light." — Holy Qur'an 33:46

 

Holy Quran Verses from Pickthall and Yusufali's Translation

Surah Naazi-'aat: Those Who Drag Forth

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

079.001
Yusufali:    By the (angels) who tear out (the souls of the wicked) with violence;
Pickthall:   By those who drag forth to destruction,
079.002
Yusufali:    By those who gently draw out (the souls of the blessed);
Pickthall:   By the meteors rushing,
079.003
Yusufali:    And by those who glide along (on errands of mercy),
Pickthall:   By the lone stars floating,
079.004
Yusufali:    Then press forward as in a race,
Pickthall:   By the angels hastening,
079.005
Yusufali:    Then arrange to do (the Commands of their Lord),
Pickthall:   And those who govern the event,
079.006
Yusufali:    One Day everything that can be in commotion will be in violent commotion,
Pickthall:   On the day when the first trump resoundeth.
079.007
Yusufali:    Followed by oft-repeated (commotions):
Pickthall:   And the second followeth it,
079.008
Yusufali:    Hearts that Day will be in agitation;
Pickthall:   On that day hearts beat painfully
079.009
Yusufali:    Cast down will be (their owners') eyes.
Pickthall:   While eyes are downcast
079.010
Yusufali:    They say (now): "What! shall we indeed be returned to (our) former state?
Pickthall:   (Now) they are saying: Shall we really be restored to our first state
079.011
Yusufali:    "What! - when we shall have become rotten bones?"
Pickthall:   Even after we are crumbled bones?
079.012
Yusufali:    They say: "It would, in that case, be a return with loss!"
Pickthall:   They say: Then that would be a vain proceeding.
079.013
Yusufali:    But verily, it will be but a single (Compelling) Cry,
Pickthall:   Surely it will need but one shout,
079.014
Yusufali:    When, behold, they will be in the (full) awakening (to Judgment).
Pickthall:   And lo! they will be awakened.
079.015
Yusufali:    Has the story of Moses reached thee?
Pickthall:   Hath there come unto thee the history of Moses?
079.016
Yusufali:    Behold, thy Lord did call to him in the sacred valley of Tuwa:-
Pickthall:   How his Lord called him in the holy vale of Tuwa,
079.017
Yusufali:    "Go thou to Pharaoh for he has indeed transgressed all bounds:
Pickthall:   (Saying:) Go thou unto Pharaoh - Lo! he hath rebelled -
079.018
Yusufali:    "And say to him, 'Wouldst thou that thou shouldst be purified (from sin)?-
Pickthall:   And say (unto him): Hast thou (will) to grow (in grace)?
079.019
Yusufali:    "'And that I guide thee to thy Lord, so thou shouldst fear Him?'"
Pickthall:   Then I will guide thee to thy Lord and thou shalt fear (Him).
079.020
Yusufali:    Then did (Moses) show him the Great Sign.
Pickthall:   And he showed him the tremendous token.
079.021
Yusufali:    But (Pharaoh) rejected it and disobeyed (guidance);
Pickthall:   But he denied and disobeyed,
079.022
Yusufali:    Further, he turned his back, striving hard (against God).
Pickthall:   Then turned he away in haste,
079.023
Yusufali:    Then he collected (his men) and made a proclamation,
Pickthall:   Then gathered he and summoned
079.024
Yusufali:    Saying, "I am your Lord, Most High".
Pickthall:   And proclaimed: "I (Pharaoh) am your Lord the Highest."
079.025
Yusufali:    But God did punish him, (and made an) example of him, - in the Hereafter, as in this life.
Pickthall:   So Allah seized him (and made him) an example for the after (life) and for the former.
079.026
Yusufali:    Verily in this is an instructive warning for whosoever feareth (God).
Pickthall:   Lo! herein is indeed a lesson for him who feareth.
079.027
Yusufali:    What! Are ye the more difficult to create or the heaven (above)? (God) hath constructed it:
Pickthall:   Are ye the harder to create, or is the heaven that He built?
079.028
Yusufali:    On high hath He raised its canopy, and He hath given it order and perfection.
Pickthall:   He raised the height thereof and ordered it;
079.029
Yusufali:    Its night doth He endow with darkness, and its splendour doth He bring out (with light).
Pickthall:   And He made dark the night thereof, and He brought forth the morn thereof.
079.030
Yusufali:    And the earth, moreover, hath He extended (to a wide expanse);
Pickthall:   And after that He spread the earth,
079.031
Yusufali:    He draweth out therefrom its moisture and its pasture;
Pickthall:   And produced therefrom the water thereof and the pasture thereof,
079.032
Yusufali:    And the mountains hath He firmly fixed;-
Pickthall:   And He made fast the hills,
079.033
Yusufali:    For use and convenience to you and your cattle.
Pickthall:   A provision for you and for your cattle.
079.034
Yusufali:    Therefore, when there comes the great, overwhelming (Event),-
Pickthall:   But when the great disaster cometh,
079.035
Yusufali:    The Day when man shall remember (all) that he strove for,
Pickthall:   The day when man will call to mind his (whole) endeavour,
079.036
Yusufali:    And Hell-Fire shall be placed in full view for (all) to see,-
Pickthall:   And hell will stand forth visible to him who seeth,
079.037
Yusufali:    Then, for such as had transgressed all bounds,
Pickthall:   Then, as for him who rebelled
079.038
Yusufali:    And had preferred the life of this world,
Pickthall:   And chose the life of the world,
079.039
Yusufali:    The Abode will be Hell-Fire;
Pickthall:   Lo! hell will be his home.
079.040
Yusufali:    And for such as had entertained the fear of standing before their Lord's (tribunal) and had restrained (their) soul from lower desires,
Pickthall:   But as for him who feared to stand before his Lord and restrained his soul from lust,
079.041
Yusufali:    Their abode will be the Garden.
Pickthall:   Lo! the Garden will be his home.
079.042
Yusufali:    They ask thee about the Hour,-'When will be its appointed time?
Pickthall:   They ask thee of the Hour: when will it come to port?
079.043
Yusufali:    Wherein art thou (concerned) with the declaration thereof?
Pickthall:   Why (ask they)? What hast thou to tell thereof?
079.044
Yusufali:    With thy Lord in the Limit fixed therefor.
Pickthall:   Unto thy Lord belongeth (knowledge of) the term thereof.
079.045
Yusufali:    Thou art but a Warner for such as fear it.
Pickthall:   Thou art but a warner unto him who feareth it.
079.046
Yusufali:    The Day they see it, (It will be) as if they had tarried but a single evening, or (at most till) the following morn!
Pickthall:   On the day when they behold it, it will be as if they had but tarried for an evening or the morn thereof.

 

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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