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 15 - The Rock
15. al-Hijr: The Rock

1 Alif. Lam. Ra. These are verses of the Scripture and a plain Reading.

2 It may be that those who disbelieve wish ardently that they were Muslims.

3 Let them eat and enjoy life, and let (false) hope beguile them. They will come to know!

4 And We destroyed no township but there was a known decree for it.

5 No nation can outstrip its term nor can they lag behind.

6 And they say: O thou unto whom the Reminder is revealed, lo! thou art indeed a madman!

7 Why bringest thou not angels unto us, if thou art of the truthful ?

8 We send not down the angels save with the Fact, and in that case (the disbelievers) would not be tolerated.

9 Lo! We, even We, reveal the Reminder, and lo! We verily are its Guardian.

10 We verily sent (messengers) before thee among the factions of the men of old.

11 And never came there unto them a messenger but they did mock him.

12 Thus do We make it traverse the hearts of the guilty:

13 They believe not therein, though the example of the men of old hath gone before.

14 And even if We opened unto them a gate of heaven and they kept mounting through it,

15 They would say: Our sight is wrong - nay, but we are folk bewitched.

16 And verily in the heaven we have set mansions of the stars, and We have beautified it for beholders.

17 And We have guarded it from every outcast devil,

18 Save him who stealeth the hearing, and them doth a clear flame pursue.

19 And the earth have We spread out, and placed therein firm hills, and caused each seemly thing to grow therein.

20 And we have given unto you livelihoods therein, and unto those for whom ye provide not.

21 And there is not a thing but with Us are the stores thereof. And we send it not down save in appointed measure.

22 And We send the winds fertilising, and cause water to descend from the sky, and give it you to drink. It is not ye who are the holders of the store thereof.

23 Lo! and it is We, even We, Who quicken and give death, and We are the Inheritor.

24 And verily We know the eager among you and verily We know the laggards.

25 Lo! thy Lord will gather them together. Lo! He is Wise, Aware.

26 Verily We created man of potter's clay of black mud altered,

27 And the jinn did We create aforetime of essential fire.

28 And (remember) when thy Lord said unto the angels: Lo! I am creating a mortal out of potter's clay of black mud altered,

29 So, when I have made him and have breathed into him of My Spirit, do ye fall down, prostrating yourselves unto him.

30 So the angels fell prostrate, all of them together

31 Save Iblis. He refused to be among the prostrate.

32 He said: O Iblis! What aileth thee that thou art not among the prostrate ?

33 He said: I am not one to prostrate myself unto a mortal whom Thou hast created out of potter's clay of black mud altered!

34 He said: Then go thou forth from hence, for lo! thou art outcast.

35 And lo! the curse shall be upon thee till the Day of Judgment.

36 He said: My Lord! Reprieve me till the day when they are raised.

37 He said: Then lo! thou art of those reprieved
38 Till the Day of appointed time.

39 He said: My Lord! Because Thou hast sent me astray, I verily shall adorn the path of error for them in the earth, and shall mislead them every one,

40 Save such of them as are Thy perfectly devoted slaves.

41 He said: This is a right course incumbent upon Me:

42 Lo! as for My slaves, thou hast no power over any of them save such of the froward as follow thee,

43 And lo! for all such, hell will be the promised place.

44 It hath seven gates, and each gate hath an appointed portion.

45 Lo! those who ward off (evil) are among gardens and watersprings.

46 (And it is said unto them): Enter them in peace, secure.

47 And We remove whatever rancour may be in their breasts. As brethren, face to face, (they rest) on couches raised.

48 Toil cometh not unto them there, nor will they be expelled from thence.

49 Announce, (O Muhammad) unto My slaves that verily I am the Forgiving, the Merciful,

50 And that My doom is the dolorous doom.
51 And tell them of Abraham's guests,

52 (How) when they came in unto him, and said: Peace. He said: Lo! we are afraid of you.

53 They said: Be not afraid! Lo! we bring thee good tidings of a boy possessing wisdom.

54 He said: Bring ye me good tidings (of a son) when old age hath overtaken me ? Of what then can ye bring good tidings ?

55 They said: We bring thee good tidings in truth. So be not thou of the despairing.

56 He said: And who despaireth of the mercy of his Lord save those who are astray ?

57 He said: And afterward what is your business, O ye messengers (of Allah) ?

58 They said: We have been sent unto a guilty folk,

59 (All) save the family of Lot. Them we shall deliver every one,

60 Except his wife, of whom We had decreed that she should be of those who stay behind.

61 And when the messengers came unto the family of Lot,

62 He said: Lo! ye are folk unknown (to me).

63 They said: Nay, but we bring thee that concerning which they keep disputing,

64 And bring thee the Truth, and lo! we are truth-tellers.

65 So travel with thy household in a portion of the night, and follow thou their backs. Let none of you turn round, but go whither ye are commanded.

66 And We made plain the case to him, that the root of them (who did wrong) was to be cut at early morn.

67 And the people of the city came, rejoicing at the news (of new arrivals).

68 He said: Lo! they are my guests. Affront me not!

69 And keep your duty to Allah, and shame me not!

70 They said; Have we not forbidden you from (entertaining) anyone ?

71 He said: Here are my daughters, if ye must be doing (so).

72 By thy life (O Muhammad) they moved blindly in the frenzy of approaching death.

73 Then the (Awful) Cry overtook them at the sunrise.

74 And We utterly confounded them, and We rained upon them stones of heated clay.

75 Lo! therein verily are portents for those who read the signs.

76 And lo! it is upon a road still uneffaced.
77 Lo! therein is indeed a portent for believers.

78 And the dwellers in the wood indeed were evil-doers.

79 So we took vengeance on them; and lo! they both are on a high-road plain to see.

80 And the dwellers in Al-Hijr denied (Our) messengers.

81 And we gave them Our revelations, but they were averse to them.

82 And they used to hew out dwellings from the hills, (wherein they dwelt) secure.

83 But the (Awful) Cry overtook them at the morning hour,

84 And that which they were wont to count as gain availed them not.

85 We created not the heavens and the earth and all that is between them save with truth, and lo! the Hour is surely coming. So forgive, (O Muhammad), with a gracious forgiveness.

86 Lo! Thy Lord! He is the All-Wise Creator.

87 We have given thee seven of the oft-repeated (verses) and the great Quran.

88 Strain not thine eyes toward that which We cause some wedded pairs among them to enjoin, and be not grieved on their account, and lower thy wing (in tenderness) for the believers.

89 And say: Lo! I, even I, am a plain warner,

90 Such as We send down for those who make division,

91 Those who break the Quran into parts.

92 Them, by thy Lord, We shall question, every one,

93 Of what they used to do.

94 So proclaim that which thou art commanded, and withdraw from the idolaters.

95 Lo! We defend thee from the scoffers,

96 Who set some other god along with Allah. But they will come to know.

97 Well know We that thy bosom is oppressed by what they say,

98 But hymn the praise of thy Lord, and be of those who make prostration (unto Him).

99 And serve thy Lord till the Inevitable cometh unto thee.

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