Tuesday, August 3, 2021

 

THE ROCKY TRACT (al-hijr) (15)

Number of Verses: 99
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Alif. Lam. Ra. These are the verses of the Book and the glorious Quran (15:1) .

 How strongly the unbelievers will wish that they had been Muslims. (15:2)(Muhammad), leave them alone to eat and enjoy themselves and let their desires deceive them; they will soon know (the Truth) (15:3).

We never destroyed any town without pre-ordaining the fate of its people (15:4).

Every nation can only live for the time appointed for it. (15:5) (The unbelievers have said), "You to whom the Quran has been revealed are insane (15:6).

Why do you not bring down the angels if what you say is true" (15:7).

We do not send down angels except for a genuine purpose, at which time none will be given any further respite (15:8).

We Ourselves have revealed the Quran and We are its Protectors. (15:9)

We sent Messengers to the ancient people who lived before you (15:10).

No Messenger went to them whom they did not mock (15:11).

This is how We cause the hearts of the guilty ones to behave (15:12).

They do not believe in the Truth and they exactly follow the tradition of the ancient (unbelievers) (15:13)

Had We opened a door for them in the sky through which they could easily pass, (15:14) they would have said, "Our eyes are bewildered and we have been affected by magic." (15:15)

We have made constellations in the sky and decorated them for the onlookers (15:16).

We have protected them from every condemned devil, (15:17) except for those who stealthily try to listen to the heavens, but who are chased away by a bright flame (15:18).

We have spread out the earth, fixed mountains thereupon and caused everything to grow to its proper weight (15:19) to provide you and those for whose sustenance you are not responsible, with the necessities of life. (15:20)

With Us is the source of everything and We do not send it down except in a known quantity. (15:21)

We send impregnating winds and send down water from the sky for you to drink and you have no (control over its) storage (15:22).

It is We who give life and cause things to die and We are the sole Heirs (15:23).

We know the people who lived before you and those who will come into existence after you (15:24). Your Lord will resurrect them all; He is All-wise and All-knowing (15:25). We have created the human being out of pure mud-moulded clay (15:26) and the jinn before (the human being) of smokeless fire. (15:27)

When your Lord said to the angels, "I will create the human being out of pure mud-moulded clay (15:28).

When it is properly shaped and I have blown My Spirit into it, you should then bow down in prostration" (15:29).

All the angels prostrated before Adam (15:30) except Iblis who refused to join with the others in prostration. (15:31)

God asked Iblis, "What made you not join the others in prostration?" (15:32). Iblis replied, "I did not want to prostrate before a human being whom You have created out of mud-moulded clay" (15:33).

God told him, "Get out of the garden; you are rejected (15:34) and will be subjected to condemnation until the Day of Judgment." (15:35)

Iblis prayed, "Lord, grant me respite until the Day of Judgment" (15:36). The Lord said, "Your request is granted (15:37) for an appointed time." (15:38)

Iblis said, "Lord, because you have caused me to go astray, I shall make earthly things attractive to (people) and mislead all of them (15:39) except Your sincere servants" (15:40).

God said, "The path which leads to Me is a straight (15:41) and you have no authority over My servants except the erring ones who follow you (15:42).

Hell is the promised place for them all (15:43).

It has seven gates and each gate is assigned for a certain group of people. (15:44)

The pious will live in gardens with streams (15:45) and they will be told to enter there in peace and safety (15:46).

We shall remove all hatred from their breasts and make them as brothers reclining on thrones facing one another (15:47).

No fatigue will touch them nor will they be expelled therefrom." (15:48) (Muhammad), tell My servants that I am All-forgiving and All-merciful (15:49) and that My punishment is a painful one. (15:50)

Tell them about the guests of Abraham (15:51) who came to him saying, "Peace be with you." Abraham said, "We are afraid of you" (15:52).

They replied, "Do not be afraid. We have brought you the glad news of (the birth) of a learned son" (15:53).

Abraham asked, "Are you giving me the glad news of a son in my old age? What reason can you give for such glad news?" (15:54)

They said, "We have given you the glad news for a true reason so do not despair" (15:55).

He said, "No one despairs of the mercy of his Lord except those who are in error (15:56).

Messengers, what is your task?" (15:57).

They said, "We are sent to a sinful people (15:58).

Only the family of Lot will all be saved, (15:59) except his wife who is doomed to be left behind." (15:60)

When the Messengers came to the family of Lot, (15:61) he said, "You seem to be strangers" (15:62).

They replied, "We have come to you about the matter which the (unbelievers) have rejected (15:63).

We have come to you for a genuine purpose and We are true in what we say (15:64).

Leave the town with your family sometime during the night. Walk behind them and let no one turn around. Proceed as you are commanded." (15:65)

We informed him that the unbelievers would be utterly destroyed (15:66). The people of the town rejoicingly (15:67) rushed towards the house of Lot. Lot said to them, "These are my guests. Do not disgrace me (15:68).

Have fear of God and do not humiliate me" (15:69).

They replied, "Did we not forbid you to bring anyone to your house?" (15:70).

Lot said, "These are my daughters if you want them." (15:71)

By your life! In their drunkenness they were truly blind (15:72).

An explosion struck them at sunrise (15:73).

We turned the town upside-down and showered on them lumps of baked clay (15:74).

In this there is evidence (of the Truth) for the prudent ones. (15:75)

That town lies on a road which still exists (15:76).

In this there is evidence (of the Truth) for the believers. (15:77)

Since the People of the Forest were unjust, (15:78) We afflicted them with punishment. Both people had clear (divine) authority among them. (15:79)

People of Hijr rejected the Messengers (15:80).

We showed them miracles but they ignored them (15:81).

They would carve secure houses out of the mountains (15:82).

An explosion struck them in the morning (15:83).

Out of what they had gained, nothing proved to be of any benefit to them. (15:84)

We have created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, for a genuine purpose. The Day of Judgment will certainly approach, so (Muhammad) forgive them graciously (15:85).

Your Lord is certainly the All-knowing Creator. (15:86) (Muhammad), We have given you the seven most repeated (verses) and the great Quran (15:87).

Do not yearn for other people's property and wives and do not grieve (that they do not believe).

Be kind to the believers (15:88). Say, "Indeed, I am simply one who warns." (15:89)

(We have given you the Quran) as We had given (the Bible) to those who divided themselves into groups (15:90) and also divided the Quran believing in some parts and rejecting others (15:91).

By the Lord, We will hold them all responsible (15:92) for what they have done (15:93).

Preach what you have been commanded to and stay away from the pagans. (15:94)

We shall help you against those who mock you (15:95) and believe other things to be equal to God. They will soon know the truth (15:96).

We certainly know that you feel sad about what they say against you (15:97).

Glorify and praise your Lord and be with those who prostrate themselves before God (15:98). Worship your Lord until you achieve the ultimate certainty. (15:99)

 

 

 

 



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