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Sūra XXXVII.: Ṣāffāt, or Those Ranged in Ranks.

Section 2

22. Ohshuroo allatheena thalamoo waazwajahum wama kanoo yaAAbudoona

22. "Bring ye up",
It shall be said,
"The wrong-doers
And their wives,
And the things they worshipped—

23. Min dooni Allahi faihdoohum ila sirati aljaheemi

23. "Besides God,
And lead them to the Way
To the (Fierce) Fire!

24. Waqifoohum innahum masooloona

24. "But stop them,
For they must be asked:

25. Ma lakum la tanasaroona

25. "What is the matter
With you that ye
Help not each other?"

26. Bal humu alyawma mustaslimoona

26. Nay, but that day they
Shall submit (to judgment);

27. Waaqbala baAAduhum AAala baAAdin yatasaaloona

27. And they will turn to
One another, and question
One another.

28. Qaloo innakum kuntum ta/toonana AAani alyameeni

28. They will say: "It was ye
Who used to come to us
From the right hand
(Of power and authority)!"

29. Qaloo bal lam takoonoo mu/mineena

29. They will reply: "Nay, ye
Yourselves had no Faith!

30. Wama kana lana AAalaykum min sultanin bal kuntum qawman tagheena

30. "Nor had we any authority
Over you. Nay, it was
Ye who were a people
In obstinate rebellion!

31. Fahaqqa AAalayna qawlu rabbina inna latha-iqoona

31. "So now has been proved true,
Against us, the Word
Of our Lord that we
Shall indeed (have to) taste
(The punishment of our sins).

32. Faaghwaynakum inna kunna ghaweena

32. "We led you astray: for truly
We were ourselves astray."

33. Fa-innahum yawma-ithin fee alAAathabi mushtarikoona

33. Truly, that Day, they will
(All) share in the Penalty.

34. Inna kathalika nafAAalu bialmujrimeena

34. Verily that is how We
Shall deal with Sinners.

35. Innahum kanoo itha qeela lahum la ilaha illa Allahu yastakbiroona

35. For they, when they were
Told that there is
No god except God, would
Puff themselves up with Pride,

36. Wayaqooloona a-inna latarikoo alihatina lishaAAirin majnoonin

36. And say: "What! Shall we
Give up our gods.
For the sake of
A Poet possessed?"

37. Bal jaa bialhaqqi wasaddaqa almursaleena

37. Nay! he has come
With the (very) Truth,
And he confirms (the Message
Of) the apostles (before him).

38. Innakum latha-iqoo alAAathabi al-aleemi

38. Ye shall indeed taste
Of the Grievous Penalty;—

39. Wama tujzawna illa ma kuntum taAAmaloona

39. But it will be no more
Than the retribution
Of (the Evil) that ye
Have wrought;—

40. Illa AAibada Allahi almukhlaseena

40. But the sincere (and devoted)
Servants of God,—

41. Ola-ika lahum rizqun maAAloomun

41. For them is a Sustenance

42. Fawakihu wahum mukramoona

42. Fruits (Delights); and they
(Shall enjoy) honour and dignity,

43. Fee jannati alnnaAAeemi

43. In Gardens of Felicity,

44. AAala sururin mutaqabileena

44. Facing each other
On Thrones (of dignity):

45. Yutafu AAalayhim bika/sin min maAAeenin

45. Round will be passed
To them a Cup
From a clear-flowing fountain,

46. Baydaa laththatin lilshsharibeena

46. Crystal-white, of a taste
Delicious to those
Who drink (thereof),

47. La feeha ghawlun wala hum AAanha yunzafoona

47. Free from headiness;
Nor will they suffer
Intoxication therefrom.

48. WaAAindahum qasiratu alttarfi AAeenun

48. And besides them will be
Chaste women, restraining
Their glances, with big eyes
(Of wonder and beauty).

49. Kaannahunna baydun maknoonun

49. As if they were
(Delicate) eggs closely guarded.

50. Faaqbala baAAduhum AAala baAAdin yatasaaloona

50. When they will turn to
One another and question
One another.

51. Qala qa-ilun minhum innee kana lee qareenun

51. One of them will start
The talk and say:
"I had an intimate
Companion (on the earth),

52. Yaqoolu a-innaka lamina almusaddiqeena

52. "Who used to say,
"What! art thou amongst those
Who bear witness to
The truth (of the Message)?

53. A-itha mitna wakunna turaban waAAithaman a-inna lamadeenoona

53. "When we die and become
Dust and bones, shall we
Indeed receive rewards
And punishments?"

54. Qala hal antum muttaliAAoona

54. (A voice) said: "Would ye
Like to look down?"

55. FaittalaAAa faraahu fee sawa-i aljaheemi

55. He looked down
And saw him
In the midst of the Fire.

56. Qala taAllahi in kidta laturdeeni

56. He said: "By God!
Thou wast little short
Of bringing me to perdition!

57. Walawla niAAmatu rabbee lakuntu mina almuhdareena

57. "Had it not been for
The Grace of my Lord,
I should certainly have been
Among those brought (there)!

58. Afama nahnu bimayyiteena

58. "Is it (the case) that
We shall not die,

59. Illa mawtatana al-oola wama nahnu bimuAAaththabeena

59. "Except our first death,
And that we
Shall not be punished?"

60. Inna hatha lahuwa alfawzu alAAatheemu

60. Verily this is
The supreme achievement!

61. Limithli hatha falyaAAmali alAAamiloona

61. For the like of this
Let all strive,
Who wish to strive.

62. Athalika khayrun nuzulan am shajaratu alzzaqqoomi

62. Is that the better entertainment
Or the Tree of Zaqqūm?

63. Inna jaAAalnaha fitnatan lilththalimeena

63. For We have truly
Made it (as) a trial
For the wrong-doers.

64. Innaha shajaratun takhruju fee asli aljaheemi

64. For it is a tree
That springs out
Of the bottom of Hell-fire:

65. TalAAuha kaannahu ruoosu alshshayateeni

65. The shoots of its fruit-stalks
Are like the heads
Of devils:

66. Fa-innahum laakiloona minha famali-oona minha albutoona

66. Truly they will eat thereof
And fill their bellies therewith.

67. Thumma inna lahum AAalayha lashawban min hameemin

67. Then on top of that
They will be given
A mixture made of
Boiling water.

68. Thumma inna marjiAAahum la-ila aljaheemi

68. Then shall their return
Be to the (Blazing) Fire.

69. Innahum alfaw abaahum dalleena

69. Truly they found their fathers
On the wrong Path;

70. Fahum AAala atharihim yuhraAAoona

70. So they (too) were rushed
Down on their footsteps!

71. Walaqad dalla qablahum aktharu al-awwaleena

71. And truly before them,
Many of the ancients
Went astray;—

72. Walaqad arsalna feehim munthireena

72. But We sent aforetime,
Among them, (apostles)
To admonish them;—

73. Faonthur kayfa kana AAaqibatu almunthareena

73. Then see what was
The End of those who
Were admonished (but heeded not),—

74. Illa AAibada Allahi almukhlaseena

74. Except the sincere (and devoted)
Servants of God.

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