23a. Al-Muminun (1 to 50)
Successful indeed are the believers, Who are humble in their prayers , And who shun vain conversation ,And who are payers of the poor due…
Successful indeed are the believers
Who are humble in their prayers ,
And who shun vain conversation ,
And who are payers of the poor due ;
And who guard their modesty
Save from their wives or the ( slaves ) that their right hands possess , for then they are not blameworthy ,
But whoso craveth beyond that , such are transgressors ,
And who are shepherds of thee pledge and their covenant ,
And who pay heed to their prayers .
These are the heirs
Who will inherit Paradise : There they will abide .
Verily We created man from a product of wet earth ;
Then placed him as a drop ( of seed ) in a safe lodging ;
Then fashioned We the drop a clot , then fashioned We the clot a little lump , then fashioned We the little lump bones , then clothed the bones with flesh , and then produced it another creation . So blessed be Allah , the Best of Creators!
Then lo! after that ye surely die .
Then lo! on the Day of Resurrection ye are raced ( again ) .
And We have created above you seven paths , and We are never unmindful of creation .
And We send down from the sky water in measure , and We give it lodging in the earth , and lo! We are able to withdraw It .
Then We produce for you therewith gardens of date palms and grapes , wherein is much fruit for you and whereof ye eat ;
And a tree that springeth forth from Mount Sinai that groweth oil and relish for the eaters .
And lo! in the cattle there is verily a lesson for you . We give you to drink of that which is in their bellies , and many uses have ye in them , and of them do ye eat ;
And on them and on the ship ye are carried .
And We verily sent Noah unto his folk , and he said : O my people! Serve Allah . Ye have no other god save Him . Will ye not ward off ( evil ) ?
But the chieftains of his folk , who disbelieved , said : This is only a mortal like you who would make himself superior to you . Had Allah willed , He surely could have sent down angels . We heard not of this in the case of our fathers of old .
He is only a man in whom is a madness , so watch him for a while .
He said : My Lord! Help me because they deny me .
Then We inspired in him , saying : Make the ship under Our eyes and Our inspiration . Then , when Our command cometh and the oven gusheth water , introduce therein of every ( kind ) two spouses , and thy household save him thereof against whom the Word hath already gone forth . And plead not with Me on behalf of those who have done wrong : Lo! they will be drowned .
And when thou art on board the ship , thou and whoso is with thee , then say : Praise be to Allah Who hath saved us from the wrongdoing folk!
And say : My Lord! Cause me to land at a blessed landing place , for Thou art best of all who bring to land .
Lo! herein verily are portents , for lo! We are ever putting ( mankind ) to the test .
Then , after them , We brought forth another generation ;
And We sent among them a messenger of their own saying : Serve Allah . Ye have no other god save Him . Will ye not warn off ( evil ) ?
And the chieftains of his folk , who disbelieved and denied the meeting of the Hereafter , and whom We had made soft in the life of the world , said : This is only a mortal like you , who eateth of that whereof ye eat and drinketh of that ye drink .
If ye were to obey a mortal like yourselves , ye surely would be losers .
Doth he promise you that you , when ye are dead and have become dust and bones , will ( again ) be brought forth?
Begone , begone , with that which ye are promised!
There is naught but our life of the world ; we die and we live , and we shall not be raised ( again ) .
He is only a man who hath invented a lie about Allah . We are not going to put faith in him .
He said : My Lord! Help me because they deny me ,
He said : In a little while they surely will become repentant .
So the ( Awful ) Cry overtook them rightfully , and We made them like as wreckage ( that a torrent hurleth ) . A far removal for wrongdoing folk!
Then after them We brought forth other generations .
No nation can outstrip its term , nor yet postpone it .
Then We sent our messengers one after another . Whenever its messenger came unto a nation they denied him ; so We caused them to follow one another ( to disaster ) and We made them bywords . A far removal for folk who believe not!
Then We sent Moses and his brother Aaron with Our tokens and a clear warrant
Unto Pharaoh and his chiefs , but they scorned ( them ) and they were despotic folk .
And they said : Shall we put faith in two mortals like ourselves , and whose folk are servile unto us?
So they denied them , and became of those who were destroyed .
And we verily gave Moses the Scripture , that haply they might go aright .
And We made the son of Mary and his mother a portent , and We gave them refuge on a height , a place of flocks and water springs .