The Rockal-Hijr

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful.

1Alif. Lam. Ra. These are the signs of the Book, and a Quran that makes things clear.

2Oftentimes those who disbelieve wish that they were Submitters.

3Leave them to eat, and enjoy, and be lulled by hope. They will know.

4Never did We destroy a town, but it had a known decree.

5No community can bring its time forward, nor can they delay it.

6And they said, “O you to whom the Message is revealed, you are insane.”

7Why don’t you bring us the angels, if you are truthful?”

8We do not send the angels down except with reason, and they will not be held back.

9Surely We revealed the Message, and We will surely preserve it.

10We sent messengers before you, to the former communities.

11Yet no messenger came to them, but they ridiculed him.

12Thus We slip it into the hearts of the guilty.

13They do not believe in it, although the ways of the ancients have passed away.

14Even if We opened for them a gateway into heaven, through which they continued to ascend.

15They would say, “Our eyes are hallucinating. In fact, we must be bewitched.”

16And We placed constellations in the sky, and We beautified them for the onlookers.

17And We protected them from every outcast devil.

18Except one who tries to eavesdrop and is pursued by a visible projectile.

19And We spread the earth, and We placed stabilizers on it, and We caused everything to grow therein in perfect balance.

20And We placed in it means of livelihood for you, and for those for whom you do not provide.

21There is not a thing, but its stores are with Us, and We send it down only in a known measure.

22And We send the winds, fertilizing, and We bring down water from the sky, and We give it to you to drink, and you are not the ones who store it.

23It is We who give life and cause death, and We are the Inheritors.

24And We know those among you who advance, and We know those who lag behind.

25It is your Lord who will gather them together. He is Wise, Knowing.

26We created the human being from clay, from molded mud.

27And the jinn, We created before, from scorching fire.

28Your Lord said to the angels, “I am creating a human being from clay, from molded mud.”

29“When I have proportioned him, and breathed into him of My spirit, fall down in prostration to him.”

30So the angels prostrated themselves, all of them together.

31Except for Iblis. He refused to be with those who prostrated themselves.

32He said, “O Iblis, what is the matter with you, that you did not join others in prostration?”

33He said, “It is not for me to prostrate to a human whom You created from clay, from molded mud.”

34He said, “Then get out of here, for you are an outcast.”

35“And upon you is the curse, until the Day of Judgment.”

36He said, “My Lord, delay me until the Day they are resurrected.”

37He said, “You will be delayed.”

38“Until the Day of the appointed time.”

39He said, “My Lord, since You have lured me away, I will glamorize for them on earth, and I will lure them all away.”

40“Except for Your chosen servants among them.”

41He said, “This is a straight path, binding on Me.”

42“Over My worshipers, you have no authority, except for the deviants who follow you.”

43And Gehenna is the meeting-place for them all.

44“It has seven gates: for each gate is an assigned class.”

45But the righteous will be amid gardens and springs.

46“Enter it in peace, secure.”

47And We will remove whatever ill-feelings lie within their hearts—brethren, on thrones, facing one another.

48No fatigue will ever touch them there, nor will they be asked to leave.

49Inform My worshipers that I am the Forgiver, the Merciful.

50And that My punishment is the painful punishment.

51And inform them about Abraham’s guests.

52When they entered his presence, and said, “Peace.” He said, “We are suspicious of you.”

53They said, “Do not fear; we bring you good news of a boy endowed with knowledge.”

54He said, “Do you bring me good news—when old age has overtaken me? What good news do you bring?”

55They said, “We bring you good news in truth—so do not despair.”

56He said, “And who despairs of his Lord’s mercy, except those who are astray?”

57He said, “So what is your mission, O envoys?”

58They said, “We were sent to a guilty people.”

59“Except for Lot’s family—we will save them all.”

60“Except for his wife.” We have determined that she will be among those who lag behind.”

61And when the envoys came to Lot’s family.

62He said, “You are a people unknown to me.”

63They said, “We bring you what they used to doubt.”

64“And we come to you with the truth, and we are truthful.”

65“So travel with your family in the dark of night, and follow behind them, and let none of you look back, and proceed as commanded.”

66And We revealed to him this decree: “The last remnant of these will be uprooted early morning.”

67And the people of the city came, rejoicing.

68He said, “These are my guests, so do not embarrass me.”

69“And fear God, and do not humiliate me.”

70They said, “Did we not forbid you from strangers?”

71He said, “These are my daughters—if you must act.”

72By your life, they were blundering in their drunkenness.

73So the Blast struck them at sunrise.

74And We turned it upside down, and We rained down on them stones of baked clay.

75Surely in this are lessons for those who discern.

76And it is on an existing road.

77Surely in this is a sign for the believers.

78And the inhabitants of the Woods were wrongdoers.

79So We took vengeance upon them. Both are clearly documented.

80And the inhabitants of the Rock rejected the messengers.

81We gave them Our revelations, but they turned away from them.

82They used to carve dwellings in the mountains, feeling secure.

83But the Blast struck them in the morning.

84All that they had acquired was of no avail to them.

85We did not create the heavens and the earth, and what is between them, except for a purpose. The Hour is coming, so forgive with gracious forgiveness.

86Your Lord is the All-Knowing Creator.

87We have given you seven of the pairs, and the Grand Quran.

88Do not extend your eyes towards what We have bestowed on some classes of them to enjoy, nor grieve over them; and lower your wing to the believers.

89And say, “I am the clear warner.”

90Just as We sent down to the separatists.

91Those who made the Quran obsolete.

92By your Lord, we will question them all.

93About what they used to do.

94So proclaim openly what you are commanded, and turn away from the associators.

95We are enough for you against the mockers.

96Those who set up another god with God. They will come to know.

97We are aware that your heart is distressed by what they say.

98So glorify the praises of your Lord, and be among those who prostrate.

99And worship your Lord until you attain certainty.