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Sad . By the renowned quran_en , Nay , but those who disbelieve are in false pride and schism ., How many a generation We destroyed before them , and …
Sad . By the renowned quran_en ,
Nay , but those who disbelieve are in false pride and schism .
How many a generation We destroyed before them , and they cried out when it was no longer the time for escape!
And they marvel that a warner from among themselves hath come unto them , and the disbelievers say : This is a wizard , a charlatan .
Maketh he the gods One God? Lo! that is an astounding thing .
The chiefs among them go about , exhorting : Go and be staunch to your gods! Lo! this is a thing designed .
We have not heard of this in later religion . This is naught but an invention .
Hath the reminder been revealed unto him ( alone ) among us? Nay , but they are in doubt concerning My reminder ; nay but they have not yet tasted My doom .
Or are theirs the treasures of the mercy of thy Lord , the Mighty , the Bestower?
Or is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them theirs? Then let them ascend by ropes!
A defeated host are ( all ) the factions that are there .
The folk of Noah before them denied ( their messenger ) and ( so did the tribe of ) Aad , and Pharaoh firmly planted ,
And ( the tribe of ) Thamud ; and the folk of Lot , and the dwellers in the wood : these were the factions .
Not one of them but did deny the messengers , therefor My doom was justified ,
These wait for but one Shout , there will be no second thereto .
They say : Our Lord! Hasten on for us our fate before the Day of Reckoning .
Bear with what they say , and remember Our bondman David , lord of might . Lo! he was ever turning in repentance ( toward Allah ) .
Lo! We subdued the hills to hymn the praises ( of their Lord ) with him at nightfall and sunrise ,
And the birds assembled ; all were turning unto Him
We made his kingdom strong and gave him wisdom and decisive speech .
And hath the story of the litigants come unto thee? How they climbed the wall into the royal chamber ;
How they burst in upon David , and he was afraid of them . They said Be not afraid ( We are ) two litigants , one of whom hath wronged the other , therefor judge aright between us ; be not unjust ; and show us the fair way .
Lo! this my brother hath ninety and nine ewes while I had one ewe ; and he said : Entrust it to me , and he conquered me in speech .
( David ) said : He hath wronged thee in demanding thine ewe in addition to his ewes , and lo! many partners oppress one another , save such as believe and do good works , and they are few . And David guessed that We had tried him , and he sought forgiveness of his Lord , and he bowed himself and fell down prostrate and repented .
So We forgave him that ; and lo! he had access to Our presence and a happy journey ' s end .
( And it was said unto him ) : O David! Lo! We have set thee as a viceroy in the earth ; therefor judge aright between mankind , and follow not desire that it beguile thee from the way of Allah . Lo! those who wander from the way of Allah have an awful doom , forasmuch as they forgot the Day of Reckoning .
And We created not the heaven and the earth and all that is between them in vain . That is the opinion of those who disbelieve . And woe unto those who disbelieve , from the Fire!
Shall We treat those who believe and do good works as those who spread corruption in the earth ; or shall We treat the Pious as the wicked?
( This is ) a Scripture that We have revealed unto thee , full of blessing , that they may ponder its revelations , and that men of understanding may reflect .
And We bestowed on David , Solomon . How excellent a slave! Lo! he was ever turning in repentance ( toward Allah ) .
When there were shown to him at eventide light footed coursers
And he said : Lo! I have preferred the good things ( of the world ) to the remembrance of my Lord ; till they were taken out of sight behind the curtain .
( Then he said ) : Bring them back to me , and fell to slashing ( with his sword their ) legs and necks .
And verily We tried Solomon , and set upon his throne a ( mere ) body . Then did he repent .
He said : My Lord! Forgive me and bestow on me sovereignty such shall not belong to any after me . Lo! Thou art the Bestower .
So We made the wind subservient unto him , setting fair by his command whithersoever he intended .
And the unruly , every builder and diver ( made We subservient ) ,
And others linked together in chains ,
( Saying ) : This is Our gift , so bestow thou , or withhold , without reckoning .
And lo! he hath favor with Us , and a happy journey ' s end .
And make mention ( O Muhammad ) of Our bondman Job , when he cried unto his Lord ( saying ) : Lo! the devil doth afflict me with distress and torment .
( And it was said unto him ) : Strike the ground with thy foot . This ( spring ) is a cool bath and a refreshing drink .
And We bestowed on him ( again ) his household and therewith the like thereof , a mercy from Us , and a memorial for men of understanding .
And ( it was said unto him ) : Take in thine hand a branch and smite therewith , and break not twine oath . Lo! We found him steadfast , how excellent a slave! Lo! he was ever turning in repentance ( to his Lord ) .
And me mention of our bondmen , Abraham , Isaac and Jacob , men of parts and vision .
Lo! We purified them with a pure thought , remembrance of the Home ( of the Hereafter ) .
Lo! in Our sight they are verily of the elect , the excellent .
And make mention of Ishmael and Elisha and Dhul Kifl . All are of the chosen .
This is a reminder . And lo! for those who ward off ( evil ) is a happy journey ' s end ,
Gardens of Eden , whereof the gates are opened for them .