27b. An-Naml (51 to 93)
Then see the nature of the consequence of their plotting ,
for lo! We destroyed them and their people , every one ….
Then see the nature of the consequence of their plotting , for lo! We destroyed them and their people , every one .
See , yonder are their dwellings empty and in ruins because they did wrong . Lo! herein is indeed a portent for a people who have knowledge .
And we saved those who believed and used to ward off ( evil ) .
And Lot! when he said unto his folk : will ye commit abomination knowingly?
Must ye needs lust after men instead of women? Nay , but ye are folk who act senselessly .
But the answer of his folk was naught save that they said : Expel the household of Lot from your township , for they ( forsooth ) are folk who would keep clean!
Then we saved him and his household save his wife ; We destined her to be of those who stayed behind .
And We rained a rain upon them . Dreadful is the rain of those who have been warned .
Say ( O Muhammad ) : Praise be to Allah , and peace be on His slaves whom He hath chosen! Is Allah best , or ( all ) that ye ascribe as partners ( unto Him ) ?
Is not He ( best ) who created the heavens and the earth , and sendeth down for you water from the sky wherewith We cause to spring forth joyous orchards , whose trees it never hath been yours to cause to grow . Is there any God beside Allah? Nay , but they are folk who ascribe equals ( unto Him ) !
Is not He ( best ) Who made the earth a fixed abode , and placed rivers in the folds thereof , and placed firm hills therein , and hath set a barrier between the two seas? Is there any God beside Allah? Nay , but most of them know not!
Is not He ( best ) who answereth the wronged one when he crieth unto Him and removeth the evil , and hath made you viceroys of the earth? Is there any God beside Allah? Little do they reflect!
Is not He ( best ) Who guideth you in the darkness of the land and the sea , He Who sendeth the winds as heralds of His mercy? Is there any God beside Allah? High exalted be Allah from all that they ascribe as partner ( unto Him ) !
Is not He ( best ) , Who produceth creation , then reproduceth it , and Who provideth for you from the heaven and the earth? Is there any God beside Allah? Say : Bring your proof , if ye are truthful!
Say ( O Muhammad ) : None in the heavens and the earth knoweth the Unseen save Allah ; and they know not when they will be raised ( again ) .
Nay , but doth their knowledge reach to the Hereafter? Nay , for they are in doubt concerning it . Nay , for they cannot see It .
Yet those who disbelieve say : when we have become dust like our fathers , shall we verily be brought forth ( again ) ?
We were promised this , forsooth , we and our fathers . ( All ) this is naught but fables of the men of old .
Say ( unto them , O Muhammad ) : Travel in the land and see the nature of the sequel for the guilty!
And grieve thou not for them , nor be in distress because of what they plot ( against thee ) .
And they say : When ( will ) this promise ( be fulfilled ) , if ye are truthful?
Say : It may be that a part of that which ye would hasten on is close behind you .
Lo! thy Lord is full of bounty for mankind , but most of them do not give thanks .
Lo! thy Lord knoweth surely all that their bosoms hide , and all that they proclaim .
And there is nothing hidden in the heaven or the earth but it is in a clear Record .
Lo! this quran_en narrateth unto the Children of Israel most of that concerning which they differ .
And lo! it is a guidance and a mercy for believers .
Lo! thy Lord will judge between them of His wisdom , and He is the Mighty , the Wise .
Therefor ( O Muhammad ) put thy trust in Allah , for thou ( standest ) on the plain Truth .
Lo! thou canst not make the dead to hear , nor canst thou make the deaf to hear the call when they have turned to flee ;
Nor canst thou lead the blind out of their error . Thou canst make none to hear , save those who believe Our revelations and who have surrendered .
And when the word is fulfilled concerning them , We shall bring forth a beast of the earth to speak unto them because mankind had not faith in Our revelations .
And ( remind them of ) the Day when We shall gather out of every nation a host of those who denied Our revelations , and they will be set in array ;
Till , when they come ( before their Lord ) , He will say : Did ye deny My revelations when ye could not compass them in knowledge , or what was it that ye did?
And the Word will be fulfilled concerning them because they have done wrong , and they will not speak .
Have they not seen how We have appointed the night that they may rest therein , and the day sight giving? Lo! therein verily are portents for a people who believe .
And ( remind them of ) the Day when the Trumpet will be blown , and all who are in the heavens and the earth will start in fear , save him whom Allah willeth . And all come unto Him , humbled .
And thou seest the hills thou deemest solid flying with the flight of clouds : the doing of Allah Who perfecteth all things . Lo! He is Informed of what ye do .
Whoso bringeth a good deed will have better than its worth ; and such are safe from fear that Day .
And whoso bringeth an ill deed , such will be flung down on their faces in the Fire . Are ye rewarded aught save what ye did?
( Say ) : I ( Muhammad ) am commanded only to serve the Lord of this land which He hath hallowed , and unto Whom all things belong . And I am commanded to be of those who surrender ( unto Him ) ,
And to recite the quran_en . And whoso goeth right , goeth right only for ( the good of ) his own soul ; and as for him who goeth astray ( Unto him ) say : Lo! I am only a warner .
And say : Praise be to Allah who will show you His portents so that ye shall know them . And thy Lord is not unaware of what ye ( mortals ) do .