68 Al-Qalam | The Pen

  • 68:1

    N, the pen, and what they write.

  • 68:2

    You are not, by the blessing of your Lord, crazy.

  • 68:3

    You will have a reward that is well deserved.

  • 68:4

    You are on a high moral standard.

  • 68:5

    So you will see, and they will see.

  • 68:6

    Which of you are tormented.

  • 68:7

    Your Lord is fully aware of those who strayed off His path, and He is fully aware of those who are guided.

  • 68:8

    So do not obey those who deny.

  • 68:9

    They wish that you compromise, so they too can compromise.

  • 68:10

    Do not obey every lowly swearer.

  • 68:11

    A slanderer, a backbiter.

  • 68:12

    Forbidder of charity, a transgressor, a sinner.

  • 68:13

    Ignoble, and additionally, mischievous.

  • 68:14

    Because he possessed money and children.

  • 68:15

    When Our signs are recited to him, he says: "Tales from the past!"

  • 68:16

    We will mark him on the path.

  • 68:17

    We have tested them like We tested those who owned the farms, when they swore that they will harvest it in the morning.

  • 68:18

    They were without doubt.

  • 68:19

    So a passing sent from your Lord came to it while they all were asleep.

  • 68:20

    Thus, it became barren.

  • 68:21

    They called on one another when they awoke.

  • 68:22

    "Let us go this morning to harvest the crop."

  • 68:23

    So they went, while conversing.

  • 68:24

    "Let not a poor person come to your presence today."

  • 68:25

    They went, ready to harvest.

  • 68:26

    But when they saw it, they said, "We have gone astray!"

  • 68:27

    "Now, we have nothing!"

  • 68:28

    The best among them said, "If only you had glorified!"

  • 68:29

    They said, "Glory be to our Lord. We have transgressed."

  • 68:30

    Then they started to blame each other.

  • 68:31

    They said, "Woe to us. We sinned."

  • 68:32

    "Perhaps our Lord will grant us better than it. We repent to our Lord."

  • 68:33

    Such was the punishment. But the retribution of the Hereafter is far worse, if they only knew.

  • 68:34

    The righteous have deserved, at their Lord, paradises of bliss.

  • 68:35

    Should We treat the ones who peacefully surrendered the same as those who are criminals?

  • 68:36

    What is wrong with you, how do you judge?

  • 68:37

    Or do you have another book which you study?

  • 68:38

    In it, you can find what you wish?

  • 68:39

    Or do you have an oath from Us, extending until the day of resurrection, that you can judge as you please?

  • 68:40

    Ask them: "Who of them will make such a claim?"

  • 68:41

    Or do they have partners? Then let them bring their partners, if they are truthful.

  • 68:42

    The day will come when they will be exposed, and they will be required to prostrate, but they will be unable to.

  • 68:43

    With their eyes subdued, humiliation will cover them. They were invited to prostrate when they were whole and able.

  • 68:44

    Therefore, let Me deal with those who reject this hadith; We will entice them from where they do not perceive.

  • 68:45

    I will lead them on; for My scheming is formidable.

  • 68:46

    Or did you ask them for a wage, so they are burdened by the fine?

  • 68:47

    Or do they know the future? So they have it recorded?

  • 68:48

    You shall be patient for the judgment of your Lord. Do not be like the companion of the fish who called out while he was in sorrow.

  • 68:49

    Had it not been for his Lord's grace, he would be ejected to the shore, in disgrace.

  • 68:50

    But his Lord blessed him, and made him righteous.

  • 68:51

    Those who have rejected almost attack you with their eyes when they hear the reminder, and they say, "He is crazy!"

  • 68:52

    It is but a reminder for the worlds.