26e. Ash-Shuara (201 to 227)
They will not believe in it till they behold the painful doom , So that it will come upon them suddenly , when they, Then they will say : Are we to be reprieved?…
They will not believe in it till they behold the painful doom ,
So that it will come upon them suddenly , when they perceive not .
Then they will say : Are we to be reprieved?
Would they ( now ) hasten on Our doom?
Hast thou then seen , We content them for ( long ) years ,
And then cometh that which they were promised ,
( How ) that wherewith they were contented naught availeth them?
And We destroyed no township but it had its warners
For reminder , for We never were oppressors .
The devils did not bring it down .
It is not meet for them , nor is it in their power ,
Lo! verily they are banished from the hearing .
Therefor invoke not with Allah another god , lest thou be one of the doomed .
And warn thy tribe of near kindred ,
And lower thy wing ( in kindness ) unto those believers who follow thee .
And if they ( thy kinsfolk ) disobey thee , say : Lo! I am innocent of what they do .
And put thy trust in the Mighty , the Merciful .
Who seeth thee when thou standest up ( to pray )
And ( seeth ) thine abasement among those who fall prostrate ( in worship ) .
Lo! He , only He , is the Hearer , the Knower .
Shall I inform you upon whom the devils descend?
They descend on every sinful , false one .
They listen eagerly , but most of them are liars .
As for poets , the erring follow them .
Hast thou not seen how they stray in every valley ,
And how they say that which they do not?
Save those who believe and do good works , and remember Allah much , and vindicate themselves after they have been wronged . Those who do wrong will come to know by what a ( great ) reverse they will be overturned!