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"Allah guideth him who seeketh His good pleasure unto paths of peace. He bringeth them out of darkness unto light by His decree, and guideth them unto a straight path." — Holy Qur'an 5:16

 

Holy Quran Verses from Pickthall's Translation

Surah Naazi-'aat: Those Who Drag Forth

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

079.001 By those who drag forth to destruction,
079.002 By the meteors rushing,
079.003 By the lone stars floating,
079.004 By the angels hastening,
079.005 And those who govern the event,
079.006 On the day when the first trump resoundeth.
079.007 And the second followeth it,
079.008 On that day hearts beat painfully
079.009 While eyes are downcast
079.010 (Now) they are saying: Shall we really be restored to our first state
079.011 Even after we are crumbled bones?
079.012 They say: Then that would be a vain proceeding.
079.013 Surely it will need but one shout,
079.014 And lo! they will be awakened.
079.015 Hath there come unto thee the history of Moses?
079.016 How his Lord called him in the holy vale of Tuwa,
079.017 (Saying:) Go thou unto Pharaoh - Lo! he hath rebelled -
079.018 And say (unto him): Hast thou (will) to grow (in grace)?
079.019 Then I will guide thee to thy Lord and thou shalt fear (Him).
079.020 And he showed him the tremendous token.
079.021 But he denied and disobeyed,
079.022 Then turned he away in haste,
079.023 Then gathered he and summoned
079.024 And proclaimed: "I (Pharaoh) am your Lord the Highest."
079.025 So Allah seized him (and made him) an example for the after (life) and for the former.
079.026 Lo! herein is indeed a lesson for him who feareth.
079.027 Are ye the harder to create, or is the heaven that He built?
079.028 He raised the height thereof and ordered it;
079.029 And He made dark the night thereof, and He brought forth the morn thereof.
079.030 And after that He spread the earth,
079.031 And produced therefrom the water thereof and the pasture thereof,
079.032 And He made fast the hills,
079.033 A provision for you and for your cattle.
079.034 But when the great disaster cometh,
079.035 The day when man will call to mind his (whole) endeavour,
079.036 And hell will stand forth visible to him who seeth,
079.037 Then, as for him who rebelled
079.038 And chose the life of the world,
079.039 Lo! hell will be his home.
079.040 But as for him who feared to stand before his Lord and restrained his soul from lust,
079.041 Lo! the Garden will be his home.
079.042 They ask thee of the Hour: when will it come to port?
079.043 Why (ask they)? What hast thou to tell thereof?
079.044 Unto thy Lord belongeth (knowledge of) the term thereof.
079.045 Thou art but a warner unto him who feareth it.
079.046 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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