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Sura 1 - The Opening
Sura 2 - The Cow
Sura 3 - The Family of Imran
Sura 4 - Women
Sura 5 - The Table
Sura 6 - Cattle
Sura 7 - Al Araf
Sura 8 - The Spoils
Sura 9 - Immunity
Sura 10 - Jonah, Peace be on Him!
Sura 11 - Houd
Sura 12 - Joseph, Peace be on Him
Sura 13 - Thunder
Sura 14 - Abraham, on Whom be Peace
Sura 15 - Hedjr
Sura 16 - The Bee
Sura 17 - The Night Journey
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 - Light
Sura 25 - Al Furkan
Sura 26 - The Poets
Sura 27 - The Ant
Sura 28 - The Story
Sura 29 - The Spider
Sura 30 - The Greeks
Sura 31 - Lokman
Sura 32 - Adoration
Sura 33 - The Confederates
Sura 34 - Saba
Sura 35 - The Creator, or the Angels
Sura 36 - Ya. Sin
Sura 37 - The Ranks
Sura 38 - Sad
Sura 39 - The Troops
Sura 40 - The Believer
Sura 41 - The Made Plain
Sura 42 - Counsel
Sura 43 - Ornaments of Gold
Sura 44 - Smoke
Sura 45 - The Kneeling
Sura 46 - Al Ahkaf
Sura 47 - Muhammad
Sura 48 - The Victory
Sura 49 - The Apartments
Sura 50 - Kaf
Sura 51 - The Scattering
Sura 52 - The Mountain
Sura 53 - The Star
Sura 54 - The Moon
Sura 55 - The Merciful
Sura 56 - The Inevitable
Sura 57 - Iron
Sura 58 - She Who Pleaded
Sura 59 - The Emigration
Sura 60 - She Who is Tried
Sura 61 - Battle Array
Sura 62 - The Assembly
Sura 63 - The Hypocrites
Sura 64 - Mutual Deceit
Sura 65 - Divorce
Sura 66 - The Forbidding
Sura 67 - The Kingdom
Sura 68 - The Pen
Sura 69 - The Inevitable
Sura 70 - The Steps or Ascents
Sura 71 - Noah
Sura 72 - Djinn
Sura 73 - The Enfolded
Sura 74 - The Enwrapped
Sura 75 - The Resurrection
Sura 76 - Man
Sura 77 - The Sent
Sura 78 - The News
Sura 79 - Those Who Drag Forth
Sura 80 - He Frowned
Sura 81 - The Folded Up
Sura 82 - The Cleaving
Sura 83 - Those Who Stint
Sura 84 - The Splitting Usunder
Sura 85 - The Starry
Sura 86 - The Night-Comer
Sura 87 - The Most High
Sura 88 - The Overshadowing
Sura 89 - The Daybreak
Sura 90 - The Soil
Sura 91 - The Sun
Sura 92 - The Night
Sura 93 - The Brightness
Sura 94 - The Opening
Sura 95 - The Fig
Sura 96 - Thick Blood, or Clots of Blood
Sura 97 - Power
Sura 98 - Clear Evidence
Sura 99 - The Earthquake
Sura 100 - The Chargers
Sura 101 - The Blow
Sura 102 - Desire
Sura 103 - The Afternoon
Sura 104 - The Backbiter
Sura 105 - The Elephant
Sura 106 - The Koreisch
Sura 107 - Religion
Sura 108 - The Abundance
Sura 109 - Unbelievers
Sura 110 - Help
Sura 111 - Abu Lahab
Sura 112 - The Unity
Sura 113 - The Daybreak
Sura 114 - Men
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The Qur'an (Rodwell tr) : Sura 36 - Ya. Sin

SURA XXXVI (36) - YA. SIN. (Mecca - 83 Verses) (LX - 130)

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

36:1 Ya. Sin. By the wise Koran!
Surely of the Sent Ones, Thou,
Upon a right path!
A revelation of the Mighty, the Merciful,

That thou shouldest warn a people whose fathers were not warned and

therefore lived in heedlessness!

Just, now, is our sentence against most of them; therefore they shall

not believe.

On their necks have we placed chains which reach the chin, and forced up

are their heads:

Before them have we set a barrier and behind them a barrier, and we have

shrouded them in a veil, so that they shall not see.

Alike is it to them if thou warn them or warn them not: they will not


36:10 Him only shalt thou really warn, who followeth the monition and

feareth the God of mercy in secret: him cheer with tidings of pardon, and of a

noble recompense.

Verily, it is We who will quicken the dead, and write down the works

which they have sent on before them, and the traces which they shall have left

behind them: and everything have we set down in the clear Book of our decrees.

Set forth to them the instance of the people of the city when the Sent

Ones came to it.

When we sent two unto them and they charged them both with imposture -

therefore with a third we strengthened them: and they said, "Verily we are the

Sent unto you of God."

They said, "Ye are only men like us: Nought hath the God of Mercy sent

down. Ye do nothing but lie."

They said, "our Lord knoweth that we are surely sent unto you;

To proclaim a clear message is our only duty."

They said, "Of a truth we augur ill from you: if ye desist not we will

surely stone you, and a grievous punishment will surely befall you from us."

They said, "Your augury of ill is with yourselves. Will ye be warned?

Nay, we are an erring people."

Then from the end of the city a man came running: He said, "O my

people! follow the Sent Ones;

36:20 Follow those who ask not of you a recompense, and who are rightly


And why should I not worship Him who made me, and to whom ye shall be

brought back?

Shall I take gods beside Him? If the God of Mercy be pleased to afflict

me, their intercession will not avert from me aught, nor will they deliver:

Truly then should I be in a manifest error.

Verily, in your Lord have I believed; therefore hear me."

- It was said to him, "Enter thou into Paradise:" And he said, "Oh

that my people knew

How gracious God hath been to me, and that He hath made me one of His

honoured ones."

But no army sent we down out of heaven after his death, nor were we then

sending down our angels -

There was but one shout from Gabriel, and lo! they were extinct.

Oh! the misery that rests upon my servants! No apostle cometh to them

but they laugh him to scorn.

36:30 See they not how many generations we have destroyed before them?

Not to false gods is it that they shall be brought back,

But all, gathered together, shall be set before Us.

Moreover, the dead earth is a sign to them: we quicken it and bring

forth the grain from it, and they eat thereof:

And we make in it gardens of the date and vine; and we cause springs to

gush forth in it;

That they may eat of its fruits and of the labour of their hands. Will

they not therefore be thankful?

Glory be to Him, who hath created all the sexual pairs of such things as

Earth produceth, and of mankind themselves; and of things beyond their ken!

A sign to them also is the Night. We withdraw the day from it, and lo!

they are plunged in darkness;

And the Sun hasteneth to her place of rest,. This, the ordinance of the

Mighty, the Knowing!

And as for the Moon, We have decreed stations for it, till it change

like an old and crooked palm branch.

36:40 To the Sun it is not given to overtake the Moon, nor doth the night

outstrip the day; but each in its own sphere doth journey one.

It is also a sign to them that we bare their posterity in the full-laden


And that we have made for them vessels like it on which they embark;

And if we please, we drown them, and there is none to help them, and

they are not rescued,

Unless through our mercy, and that they may enjoy themselves for yet


And when it is said to them, Fear what is before you and what is behind

you, that ye may obtain mercy. . . .

Aye, not one sign from among the signs of their Lord dost thou bring

them, but they turn away from it!

And when it is said to them, Give alms of what God hath bestowed on you,

they who believe not say to the believers, "Shall we feed him whom God can feed

if He will? Truly ye are in no other than a plain error."

And they said, "When will this promise be fulfilled, if what ye say be


They await but a single blast: as they are wrangling shall it assail


36:50 And not a bequest shall they be able to make, nor to their families

shall they return.

And the trumpet shall be blown, and, lo! they shall speed out of their

sepulchres to their Lord:

They shall say, "Oh! woe is us! who hath roused us from our sleeping

place? 'Tis what the God of Mercy promised; and the Apostles spake the


But one blast shall there be, and, lo! they shall be assembled before

us, all together.

And on that day shall no soul be wronged in the least: neither shall ye

be rewarded but as ye shall have wrought.

But joyous on that day shall be the inmates of Paradise, in their


In shades, on bridal couches reclining, they and their spouses:

Therein shall they have fruits, and shall have whatever they require -

"Peace!" shall be the word on the part of a merciful Lord.

"But be ye separated this day, O ye sinners!

36:60 Did I not enjoin on you, O sons of Adam, 'Worship not Satan, for that

he is your declared foe.'
But 'Worship Me: this is a right path'?

But now hath he led a vast host of you astray. Did ye not then

This is Hell with which ye were threatened:

Endure its heat this day, for that ye believed not."

On that day will we set a seal upon their mouths; yet shall their hands

speak unto us, and their feet shall bear witness of that which they shall have


And, if we pleased, we would surely put out their eyes: yet even then

would they speed on with rivalry in their path: but how should they see?

And, if we pleased, we would surely transform them as they stand, and

they would not be able to move onward, or to return.

Him cause we to stoop through age whose days we lengthen. Will they not


We have not taught him (Muhammad) poetry, nor would it beseem him. This

Book is no other than a warning and a clear Koran.

36:70 To warn whosoever liveth; and, that against the Infidels sentence may

be justly given.

See they not that we have created for them among the things which our

hands have wrought, the animals of which they are masters?

And that we have subjected them unto them? And on some they ride, and

of others they eat;

And they find in them profitable uses and beverages:

Yet have they taken other gods beside God that they might be helpful to


No power have they to succour them: yet are their votaries an army at

their service.

Let not their speech grieve thee: We know what they hide and what they

bring to light.

Doth not man perceive that we have created him of the moist germs of

life? Yet lot! is he an open caviller.

And he meeteth us with arguments, and forgetteth his creation: "Who,"

saith he, "shall give life to bones when they are rotten?"

Say: He shall given life to them who gave them being at the first, for

in all creation is he skilled:

36:80 Who even out of the green tree hath given you fire, and lo! ye

kindle flame from it.

What! must not He who hath created the Heavens and the Earth be mighty

enough to create your likes? Yes! and He is the skilful creator.

His command when He willeth aught, is but to say to it, BE, and IT IS.

So glory be to Him in whose hand is sway over all things! And to Him

shall ye be brought back.

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