37 The Arrangers
Al-Saaffaat
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Juz 23
The Arrangers (Al-Saaffaat)
182 verses, revealed in Mecca after Animals (Al-An 'aam) before Luqmaan (Luqmaan)
In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
I CALL TO witness those who stand arrayed in rows, (1) and the drivers driving, (2) And those who read (the Word) for a reminder, (3) surely your God is One, (4) the Sustainer of the heavens and the earth and of all that is between them, and the Sustainer of all the points of sunrise! (5) We have adorned the lower heaven with the adornment of the planets, (6) a protection against every rebel satan; (7) They cannot listen to the exalted assembly, and they are darted at from every side. (8) Outcast, and theirs is a constant (or painful) torment. (9) except such as snatches a fragment, and he is pursued by a piercing flame. (10) So ask them (that is, human beings): “Were they harder to create than the objects We created?” We created them from sticky clay. (11) Yet while you are filled with wonder, they just scoff; (12) And when they are reminded, they mind not, (13) When they are shown a sign, they scoff at it (14) And they say: This is nothing but clear magic: (15) What! when we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we then certainly be raised, (16) and perhaps also our forebears of old?" (17) Say: Aye! and you shall be abject. (18) for that [resurrection which they deride] will be [upon them of a sudden, as if it were] but a single accusing cry - and then, lo! they will begin to see [the truth] (19) And they will say: Ah! woe be unto us! this is the Day of Requital. (20) This is the Day of Judgment which ye were wont to belie. (21)
37 The Arrangers
Al-Saaffaat
1 of 5
Juz 23