015. The Rock – Al-Hijr

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Alif Lam Ra. These are the verses of the Book and (of) a Quran that makes (things) clear.
Leave them that they may eat and enjoy themselves and (that) hope may beguile them, for they will soon know.
Surely We have revealed the Reminder and We will most surely be its guardian.
And certainly We sent (apostles) before you among the nations of yore.
Thus do We make it to enter into the hearts of the guilty;
They do not believe in it, and indeed the example of the former people has already passed.
And even if We open to them a gateway of heaven, so that they ascend into it all the while,
They would certainly say: Only our eyes have been covered over, rather we are an enchanted people.
And certainly We have made strongholds in the heaven and We have made it fair seeming to the beholders.
And We guard it against every accursed Shaitan,
And We have made in it means of subsistence for you and for him for whom you are not the suppliers.
And there is not a thing but with Us are the treasures of it, and We do not send it down but in a known measure.
And most surely We bring to life and cause to die and We are the heirs.
And certainly We know those of you who have gone before and We certainly know those who shall come later.
And surely your Lord will gather them together; surely He is Wise, Knowing.
And certainly We created man of clay that gives forth sound, of black mud fashioned in shape.
And when your Lord said to the angels: Surely I am going to create a mortal of the essence of black mud fashioned in shape.
So when I have made him complete and breathed into him of My spirit, fall down making obeisance to him.
So the angels made obeisance, all of them together,
But Iblis (did it not); he refused to be with those who made obeisance.
He said: O Iblis! what excuse have you that you are not with those who make obeisance?
He said: I am not such that I should make obeisance to a mortal whom Thou hast created of the essence of black mud fashioned in shape.
He said: Then get out of it, for surely you are driven away:
And surely on you is curse until the day of judgment.
He said: My Lord! then respite me till the time when they are raised.
He said: So surely you are of the respited ones
Till the period of the time made known.
He said: My Lord! because Thou hast made life evil to me, I will certainly make (evil) fair-seeming to them on earth, and I will certainly cause them all to deviate
Except Thy servants from among them, the devoted ones.
Surely. as regards My servants, you have no authority, over them except those who follow you of the deviators.
And surely Hell is the promised place of them all:
It has seven gates; for every gate there shall be a separate party of them.
Surely those who guard (against evil) shall be in the midst of gardens and fountains:
And We will root out whatever of rancor is in their breasts– (they shall be) as brethren, on raised couches, face to face.
Toil shall not afflict them in it, nor shall they be ever ejected from it.
Inform My servants that I am the Forgiving, the Merciful,
And that My punishment– that is the painful punishment.
And inform them of the guests of Ibrahim:
When they entered upon him, they said, Peace. He said: Surely we are afraid of you.
They said: Be not afraid, surely we give you the good news of a boy, possessing knowledge.
He said: Do you give me good news (of a son) when old age has come upon me?– Of what then do you give me good news!
They said: We give you good news with truth, therefore be not of the despairing.
He said: And who despairs of the mercy of his Lord but the erring ones?
He said: What is your business then, O apostles?
Except Lut’s followers: We will most surely deliver them all,
Except his wife; We ordained that she shall surely be of those who remain behind.
So when the apostles came to Lut’s followers,
He said: Surely you are an unknown people.
They said: Nay, we have come to you with that about which they disputed.
And we have come to you with the truth, and we are most surely truthful.
Therefore go forth with your followers in a part of the night and yourself follow their rear, and let not any one of you turn round, and go forth whither you are commanded.
He said: Surely these are my guests, therefore do not disgrace me,
And guard against (the punishment of) Allah and do not put me to shame.
They said: Have we not forbidden you from (other) people?
He said: These are my daughters, if you will do (aught).
By your life! they were blindly wandering on in their intoxication.
So the rumbling overtook them (while) entering upon the time of sunrise;
And surely it is on a road that still abides.
Most surely there is a sign in this for the believers.
And the dwellers of the thicket also were most surely unjust.
So We inflicted retribution on them, and they are both, indeed, on an open road (still) pursued.
And the dwellers of the Rock certainly rejected the apostles;
And We gave them Our communications, but they turned aside from them;
So the rumbling overtook them in the morning;
Surely your Lord is the Creator of all things, the Knowing.
And certainly We have given you seven of the oft-repeated (verses) and the grand Quran.
So, by your Lord, We would most certainly question them all,
Therefore declare openly what you are bidden and turn aside from the polytheists.
Surely We will suffice you against the scoffers
And surely We know that your breast straitens at what they say;
Therefore celebrate the praise of your Lord, and be of those who make obeisance.
And serve your Lord until there comes to you that which is certain.