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"Light upon light. Allah guideth unto His light whom He will. And Allah speaketh to mankind in allegories, for Allah is Knower of all things." — Holy Qur'an 24:35

 

Holy Quran Verses from Pickthall and Yusufali's Translation

Surah Shams: The Sun

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

091.001
Yusufali:    By the Sun and his (glorious) splendour;
Pickthall:   By the sun and his brightness,
091.002
Yusufali:    By the Moon as she follows him;
Pickthall:   And the moon when she followeth him,
091.003
Yusufali:    By the Day as it shows up (the Sun's) glory;
Pickthall:   And the day when it revealeth him,
091.004
Yusufali:    By the Night as it conceals it;
Pickthall:   And the night when it enshroudeth him,
091.005
Yusufali:    By the Firmament and its (wonderful) structure;
Pickthall:   And the heaven and Him Who built it,
091.006
Yusufali:    By the Earth and its (wide) expanse:
Pickthall:   And the earth and Him Who spread it,
091.007
Yusufali:    By the Soul, and the proportion and order given to it;
Pickthall:   And a soul and Him Who perfected it
091.008
Yusufali:    And its enlightenment as to its wrong and its right;-
Pickthall:   And inspired it (with conscience of) what is wrong for it and (what is) right for it.
091.009
Yusufali:    Truly he succeeds that purifies it,
Pickthall:   He is indeed successful who causeth it to grow,
091.010
Yusufali:    And he fails that corrupts it!
Pickthall:   And he is indeed a failure who stunteth it.
091.011
Yusufali:    The Thamud (people) rejected (their prophet) through their inordinate wrong-doing,
Pickthall:   (The tribe of) Thamud denied (the truth) in their rebellious pride,
091.012
Yusufali:    Behold, the most wicked man among them was deputed (for impiety).
Pickthall:   When the basest of them broke forth
091.013
Yusufali:    But the Apostle of God said to them: "It is a She-camel of God! And (bar her not from) having her drink!"
Pickthall:   And the messenger of Allah said: It is the she-camel of Allah, so let her drink!
091.014
Yusufali:    Then they rejected him (as a false prophet), and they hamstrung her. So their Lord, on account of their crime, obliterated their traces and made them equal (in destruction, high and low)!
Pickthall:   But they denied him, and they hamstrung her, so Allah doomed them for their sin and rased (their dwellings).
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Yusufali:    And for Him is no fear of its consequences.
Pickthall:   He dreadeth not the sequel (of events).

 

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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