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SURA XXXVI (36) - YA. SIN. (Mecca - 83 Verses) (LX - 130)
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful36:1 Ya. Sin. By the wise Koran!
That thou shouldest warn a people whose fathers were not warned andtherefore lived in heedlessness!
Just, now, is our sentence against most of them; therefore they shallnot believe.
On their necks have we placed chains which reach the chin, and forced upare 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 notbelieve.
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 anoble 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 SentOnes 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 theSent unto you of God."
They said, "Ye are only men like us: Nought hath the God of Mercy sentdown. 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 mypeople! follow the Sent Ones;
36:20 Follow those who ask not of you a recompense, and who are rightlyguided.
And why should I not worship Him who made me, and to whom ye shall bebrought 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, "Ohthat my people knew
How gracious God hath been to me, and that He hath made me one of Hishonoured ones."
But no army sent we down out of heaven after his death, nor were we thensending 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 thembut 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 bringforth the grain from it, and they eat thereof:
And we make in it gardens of the date and vine; and we cause springs togush forth in it;
That they may eat of its fruits and of the labour of their hands. Willthey 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 theMighty, the Knowing!
And as for the Moon, We have decreed stations for it, till it changelike 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-ladenArk;
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, andthey are not rescued,
Unless through our mercy, and that they may enjoy themselves for yetawhile.
And when it is said to them, Fear what is before you and what is behindyou, that ye may obtain mercy. . . .
Aye, not one sign from among the signs of their Lord dost thou bringthem, 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 betrue?"
They await but a single blast: as they are wrangling shall it assailthem:
36:50 And not a bequest shall they be able to make, nor to their familiesshall they return.
And the trumpet shall be blown, and, lo! they shall speed out of theirsepulchres 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 thetruth."
But one blast shall there be, and, lo! they shall be assembled beforeus, all together.
And on that day shall no soul be wronged in the least: neither shall yebe rewarded but as ye shall have wrought.
But joyous on that day shall be the inmates of Paradise, in theiremploy;
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 thathe is your declared foe.'
But now hath he led a vast host of you astray. Did ye not thencomprehend?
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 havedone.
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 notunderstand?
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 maybe 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, andof 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 tothem.
No power have they to succour them: yet are their votaries an army attheir service.
Let not their speech grieve thee: We know what they hide and what theybring to light.
Doth not man perceive that we have created him of the moist germs oflife? 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, forin all creation is he skilled:
36:80 Who even out of the green tree hath given you fire, and lo! yekindle 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 Himshall ye be brought back.