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More Books by The Qur'an (Pickthall tr)

Sura 1 - The Opening
Sura 2 - The Cow
Sura 3 - The Family Of Imran
Sura 4 - Women
Sura 5 - The Food
Sura 6 - The Cattle
Sura 7 - The Elevated Places
Sura 8 - The Spoils Of War
Sura 9 - Repentance
Sura 10 - Jonah
Sura 11 - Hud
Sura 12 - Joseph
Sura 13 - The Thunder
Sura 14 - Abraham
Sura 15 - The Rock
Sura 16 - The Bee
Sura 17 - The Israelites
Sura 18 - The Cave
Sura 19 - Mary
Sura 20 - Ta Ha
Sura 21 - The Prophets
Sura 22 - The Pilgrimage
Sura 23 - The Believers
Sura 24 - The Light
Sura 25 - The Criterion
Sura 26 - The Poets
Sura 27 - The Ant
Sura 28 - The Narrative
Sura 29 - The Spider
Sura 30 - The Romans
Sura 31 - Lukman
Sura 32 - The Adoration
Sura 33 - The Allies
Sura 34 - Sheba
Sura 35 - The Creator
Sura 36 - Ya Sin
Sura 37 - The Rangers
Sura 38 - Sad
Sura 39 - The Companies
Sura 40 - The Forgiving One
Sura 41 - Revelations Well Expounded
Sura 42 - The Counsel
Sura 43 - The Embellishment
Sura 44 - The Evident Smoke
Sura 45 - The Kneeling
Sura 46 - The Sandhills
Sura 47 - Muhammad
Sura 48 - The Victory
Sura 49 - The Chambers
Sura 50 - Qaf
Sura 51 - The Scatterers
Sura 52 - The Mountain
Sura 53 - The Star
Sura 54 - The Moon
Sura 55 - The Merciful
Sura 56 - That Which is Coming
Sura 57 - The Iron
Sura 58 - She Who Pleaded
Sura 59 - The Exile
Sura 60 - She Who is Tested
Sura 61 - The Ranks
Sura 62 - The Day of Congregation
Sura 63 - The Hypocrites
Sura 64 - The Cheating
Sura 65 - The Divorce
Sura 66 - The Prohibition
Sura 67 - The Kingdom
Sura 68 - The Pen
Sura 69 - The Inevitable
Sura 70 - The Ladders
Sura 71 - Noah
Sura 72 - The Jinn
Sura 73 - The Mantled One
Sura 74 - The Clothed One
Sura 75 - The Resurrection
Sura 76 - The Man
Sura 77 - The Emissaries
Sura 78 - The Tidings
Sura 79 - Those Who Pull Out
Sura 80 - He Frowned
Sura 81 - The Cessation
Sura 82 - The Cleaving Asunder
Sura 83 - The Defrauders
Sura 84 - The Rending
Sura 85 - The Constellations
Sura 86 - The Night-Comer
Sura 87 - The Most High
Sura 88 - The Overwhelming Calamity
Sura 89 - The Dawn
Sura 90 - The City
Sura 91 - The Sun
Sura 92 - The Night
Sura 93 - The Early Hours
Sura 94 - The Expansion
Sura 95 - The Fig
Sura 96 - The Clot
Sura 97 - The Majesty
Sura 98 - The Proof
Sura 99 - The Shaking
Sura 100 - The Assaulters
Sura 101 - The Terrible Calamity
Sura 102 - Worldly Gain
Sura 103 - Time
Sura 104 - The Slanderer
Sura 105 - The Elephant
Sura 106 - The Quraish
Sura 107 - The Daily Necessaries
Sura 108 - Abundance
Sura 109 - The Unbelievers
Sura 110 - The Help
Sura 111 - The Flame
Sura 112 - The Unity
Sura 113 - The Daybreak
Sura 114 - The Men
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The Qur'an (Pickthall tr) : Sura 46 - The Sandhills
46. al-Ahqaf: The Sandhills
1 Ha. Mim.

2 The revelation of the Scripture is from Allah the Mighty, the Wise.

3 We created not the heavens and the earth and all that is between them save with truth, and for a term appointed. But those who disbelieve turn away from that whereof they are warned.

4 Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Have ye thought on all that ye invoke beside Allah ? Show me what they have created of the earth. Or have they any portion in the heavens ? Bring me a scripture before this (Scripture), or some vestige of knowledge (in support of what ye say), if ye are truthful.

5 And who is further astray than those who, instead of Allah, pray unto such as hear not their prayer until the Day of Resurrection, and are unconscious of their prayer,

6 And when mankind are gathered (to the Judgment) will become enemies for them, and will become deniers of having been worshipped.

7 And when Our clear revelations are recited unto them, those who disbelieve say of the Truth when it reacheth them: This is mere magic.

8 Or say they: He hath invented it ? Say (O Muhammad): If I have invented it, still ye have no power to support me against Allah. He is Best Aware of what ye say among yourselves concerning it. He sufficeth for a witness between me and you. And He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.

9 Say: I am no new thing among the messengers (of Allah), nor know I what will be done with me or with you. I do but follow that which is inspired in me, and I am but a plain warner.

10 Bethink you: If it is from Allah and ye disbelieve therein, and a witness of the Children of Israel hath already testified to the like thereof and hath believed, and ye are too proud (what plight is yours) ? Lo! Allah guideth not wrong-doing folk.

11 And those who disbelieve say of those who believe: If it had been (any) good, they would not have been before us in attaining it. And since they will not be guided by it, they say: This is an ancient lie;

12 When before it there was the Scripture of Moses, an example and a mercy; and this is a confirming Scripture in the Arabic language, that it may warn those who do wrong and bring good tidings for the righteous.

13 Lo! those who say: Our Lord is Allah, and thereafter walk aright, there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.

14 Such are rightful owners of the Garden, immortal therein, as a reward for what they used to do.

15 And We have commended unto man kindness toward parents. His mother beareth him with reluctance, and bringeth him forth with reluctance, and the bearing of him and the weaning of him is thirty months, till, when he attaineth full strength and reacheth forty years, he saith: My Lord! Arouse me that I may give thanks for the favour wherewith Thou hast favoured me and my parents, and that I may do right acceptable unto Thee. And be gracious unto me in the matter of my seed. Lo! I have turned unto Thee repentant, and lo! I am of those who surrender (unto Thee).

16 Those are they from whom We accept the best of what they do, and overlook their evil deeds. (They are) among the owners of the Garden. This is the true promise which they were promised (in the world).

17 And whoso saith unto his parents: Fie upon you both! Do ye threaten me that I shall be brought forth (again) when generations before me have passed away ? And they twain cry unto Allah for help (and say): Woe unto thee! Believe! Lo! the promise of Allah is true. But he saith: This is naught save fables of the men of old:

18 Such are those on whom the Word concerning nations of the jinn and mankind which have passed away before them hath effect. Lo! they are the losers.

19 And for all there will be ranks from what they do, that He may pay them for their deeds; and they will not be wronged.

20 And on the day when those who disbelieve are exposed to the Fire (it will be said): Ye squandered your good things in the life of the world and sought comfort therein. Now this day ye are rewarded with the doom of ignominy because ye were disdainful in the land without a right, and because ye used to transgress.

21 And make mention (O Muhammad) of the brother of A'ad when he warned his folk among the wind-curved sandhills - and verily warners came and went before and after him - saying: Serve none but Allah. Lo! I fear for you the doom of a tremendous Day.

22 They said: Hast come to turn us away from our gods ? Then bring upon us that wherewith thou threatenest us, if thou art of the truthful.

23 He said: The knowledge is with Allah only. I convey unto you that wherewith I have been sent, but I see you are a folk that know not.

24 Then, when they beheld it as a dense cloud coming toward their valleys, they said: Here is a cloud bringing us rain. Nay, but it is that which ye did seek to hasten, a wind wherein is painful torment,

25 Destroying all things by commandment of its Lord. And morning found them so that naught could be seen save their dwellings. Thus do We reward the guilty folk.

26 And verily We had empowered them with that wherewith We have not empowered you, and had assigned them ears and eyes and hearts; but their ears and eyes and hearts availed them naught since they denied the revelations of Allah; and what they used to mock befell them.

27 And verily We have destroyed townships round about you, and displayed (for them) Our revelation, that haply they might return.

28 Then why did those whom they had chosen for gods as a way of approach (unto Allah) not help them ? Nay, but they did fail them utterly. And (all) that was their lie, and what they used to invent.

29 And when We inclined toward thee (Muhammad) certain of the jinn, who wished to hear the Qur'an and, when they were in its presence, said: Give ear! and, when it was finished, turned back to their people, warning.

30 They said: O our people! Lo! we have heard a scripture which hath been revealed after Moses, confirming that which was before it, guiding unto the truth and a right road.

31 O our people! respond to Allah's summoner and believe in Him. He will forgive you some of your sins and guard you from a painful doom.

32 And whoso respondeth not to Allah's summoner he can nowise escape in the earth, and he hath no protecting friends instead of Him. Such are in error manifest.

33 Have they not seen that Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth and was not wearied by their creation, is Able to give life to the dead ? Aye, He verily is Able to do all things.

34 And on the day when those who disbelieve are exposed to the Fire (they will be asked): Is not this real ? They will say: Yea, by our Lord. He will say: Then taste the doom for that ye disbelieved.

35 Then have patience (O Muhammad) even as the stout of heart among the messengers (of old) had patience, and seek not to hasten on (the doom) for them. On the day when they see that which they are promised (it will seem to them) as though they had tarried but an hour of daylight. A clear message. Shall any be destroyed save evil-living folk ?


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