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Sura 52

Surah 52. The Mount

52:1. By the Mount (of Revelation) - the Rock;
52:2. By a Decree inscribed [in Prophecy]
52:3. In a Scroll opened-up [Isaiah 33:16-17; 42:11-12];
52:4. By the much-frequented Fane;
52:5. By the Canopy Raised High [the Levanter-Cloud];
52:6. And by the Ocean filled with Swell [the Atlantic];
52:7. Verily, the Doom from thy Lord will indeed come to pass;-
52:8. There is none can avert it;-
52:9. On the Day when the firmament will be in dreadful commotion.
52:10. And the "mountains" will fly hither and thither.
52:11. Then woe that Day to those that treat (Truth) as Falsehood;-
52:12. That play (and paddle) in shallow trifles.
52:13. That Day shall they be thrust down to Hell-Fire, irresistibly.
52:14. "This", it will be said, "Is the Fire,- which ye used to deny!
52:15. "Is this then a fake, or is it ye that do not see?
52:16. "Burn ye therein: the same is it to you whether ye bear it with patience, or not: ye only receive the recompense of your (own) deeds."
52:17. As to the Righteous, they will be in Gardens, and in Happiness,-
52:18. Enjoying the (Bliss) which their Lord hath bestowed on them, and their Lord shall deliver them from the Penalty of the Fire.
52:19. (To them will be said:) "Eat and drink ye, with profit and health, because of your (good) deeds."
52:20. They will recline (with ease) on Thrones (of dignity) arranged in ranks; and We shall join them to Companions, with beautiful big and lustrous eyes.
52:21. And those who believe and whose families follow them in Faith,- to them shall We join their families: nor shall We deprive them (of the fruit) of anything of their works: (yet) is each individual in pledge for his deeds.
52:22. And We shall bestow on them, of fruit and meat, anything they shall desire.
52:23. They shall there exchange, one with another, a (loving) cup free of frivolity, free of all taint of ill.
52:24. Round about them will serve, (devoted) to them. Youths (handsome) as Pearls well-guarded.
52:25. They will advance to each other, engaging in mutual enquiry.
52:26. They will say: "Aforetime, we were not without fear for the sake of our people.
52:27. "But "I AM" has been good to us, and has delivered us from the Penalty of the Scorching Wind.
52:28. "Truly, we did call unto Him from of old: truly it is He, the Beneficent, the Merciful!"
52:29. Therefore proclaim thou the praises (of thy Lord): for by the Grace of thy Lord, thou art no (vulgar) soothsayer, nor art thou one possessed.
52:30. Or do they say:- "A Poet! We await for him some calamity (hatched) by Time!"
52:31. Say thou: "Await ye!- I too will wait along with you!"
52:32. Is it that their faculties of understanding urge them to this, or are they but a people transgressing beyond bounds?
52:33. Or do they say, "He fabricated the (Message)"? Nay, they have no faith!
52:34. Let them then produce a recital like unto it,- if (it be) they speak the Truth!
52:35. Were they created from nothing, or were they themselves the creators?
52:36. Or did they create the heavens and the Earth? Nay, they have no firm belief.
52:37. Or are the Treasures of thy Lord with them, or are they the managers (of affairs)?
52:38. Or have they a ladder, by which they can (climb up to heaven and) listen (to its secrets)? Then let (such a) listener of theirs produce a manifest proof.
52:39. Or has He only daughters and ye have sons?
52:40. Or is it that thou dost ask for a reward, so that they are burdened with a load of debt?-
52:41. Or that the Unseen is in their hands, and they write it down?
52:42. Or do they intend a plot (against thee)? But those who defy God are themselves involved in a Plot!
52:43. Or have they a god other than God. Exalted is "I AM" far above the things they associate with Him!
52:44. Were they to see a piece of the sky falling (on them), they would (only) say: "Clouds gathered in heaps!"
52:45. So leave them alone until they encounter that Day of theirs, wherein they shall (unavoidably) swoon (with terror),-
52:46. The Day when their plotting will avail them nothing and no help shall be given them.
52:47. And verily, for those who do wrong, there is another punishment besides this: but most of them understand not.
52:48. Now await in patience the command of thy Lord: for verily thou art in Our eyes: and celebrate the praises of thy Lord the while thou standest forth,
52:49. And for part of the night also praise thou Him,- and at the retreat of the stars!

JAH

 

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