36a. Ya-Sin (1 to 50)
Ya Sin ., By the wise quran_en , Lo! thou art of those sent, On a straight path , A revelation of the Mighty , the Merciful , That thou mayst warn a folk whose fathers were not …
Ya Sin .
By the wise quran_en ,
Lo! thou art of those sent
On a straight path ,
A revelation of the Mighty , the Merciful ,
That thou mayst warn a folk whose fathers were not warned , so they are heedless .
Already hath the word proved true of most of them , for they believe not .
Lo! we have put on their necks carcans reaching unto the chins , so that they are made stiff necked .
And We have set a bar before them and a bar behind them , and ( thus ) have covered them so that they see not .
Whether thou warn them or thou warn them not , it is alike for them , for they believe not .
Thou warnest only him who followeth the Reminder and feareth the Beneficent in secret . To him bear tidings of forgiveness and a rich reward .
Lo! We it is Who bring the dead to life . We record that which they send before ( them ) , and their footprints . And all things We have kept in a clear register .
Coin for them a similitude : The people of the city when those sent ( from Allah ) came unto them ;
When We sent unto them twain , and they denied them both , so We reinforced them with a third , and they said ; Lo! we have been sent unto you .
They said : Ye are but mortals like unto us . The Beneficent hath naught revealed . Ye do but lie!
They answered : Our lord knoweth that we are indeed sent unto you ,
And our duty is but plain conveyance ( of the message ) .
( The people of the city ) said : We augur ill of you . If ye desist not , we shall surely stone you , and grievous torture will befall you at our hands .
They said : Your evil augury be with you! Is it because ye are reminded ( of the truth ) ? Nay , but ye are froward folk?
And there came from the uttermost part of the city a man running . He cried : O my people! Follow those who have been sent!
Follow those who ask of you no fee , and who are rightly guided .
For what cause should I not serve Him Who hath created me , and unto Whom ye will be brought back?
Shall I take ( other ) gods in place of Him when , if the Beneficent should wish me any harm , their intercession will avail me naught , nor can they save?
Then truly I should be in error manifest .
Lo! I have believed in your Lord , so hear met
It was said ( unto him ) : Enter Paradise . He said : Would that my people knew
With what ( munificence ) my Lord hath pardoned me and made me of the honored ones!
We sent not down against his people after him a host from heaven , nor do We ever send .
It was but one Shout , and lo! they were extinct .
Ah , the anguish for the bondmen! Never came there unto them a messenger but they did mock him!
Have they not seen how many generations We destroyed before them , which Indeed return not unto them ;
But all , without exception , will be brought before Us .
A token unto them is the dead earth . We revive it , and We bring forth from it grain so that they eat thereof ;
And We have placed therein gardens of the date palm and grapes , and We have caused springs of water to gush forth therein .
That they may eat of the fruit thereof , and their hand made it not . Will they not , then , give thanks?
Glory be to Him Who created all the sexual pairs , of that which the earth groweth , and of themselves , and of that which they know not!
A token unto them is night . We strip it of the day , and lo! they are in darkness .
And the sun runneth on unto a resting place for him . That is the measuring of the Mighty , the Wise .
And for the moon We have appointed mansions till she return like an old shrivelled palm leaf .
It is not for the sun to overtake the moon , nor doth the night outstrip the day . They float each in an orbit .
And a token unto them is that We bear their offspring in the laden ship ,
And have created for them of the like thereof whereon they ride .
And if We will , We drown them , and there is no help for them , neither can they be saved ;
Unless by mercy from Us and as comfort for a while .
When it is said unto them : Beware of that which is before you and that which is behind you , that haply ye may find mercy ( they are heedless ) .
Never came a token of the tokens of their Lord to them , but they did turn away from it!
And when it is said unto them : Spend of that wherewith Allah hath provided you . those who disbelieve say unto those who believe : Shall we feed those whom Allah , if He willed , would feed? Ye are in naught else than error manifest .
And they say : When will this promise be fulfilled , if ye are truthful?
They await but one Shout , which will surprise them while they are disputing .
Then they cannot make bequest , nor can they return to their own folk .