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Sūra XXXVIII.: Ṣād (being one of the Abbreviated Letters).

Section 3

27. Wama khalaqna alssamaa waal-arda wama baynahuma batilan thalika thannu allatheena kafaroo fawaylun lillatheena kafaroo mina alnnari

27. Not without purpose did We
Create heaven and earth
And all between! That
Were the thought of Unbelievers!
But woe to the Unbelievers
Because of the Fire (of Hell)!

28. Am najAAalu allatheena amanoo waAAamiloo alssalihati kaalmufsideena fee al-ardi am najAAalu almuttaqeena kaalfujjari

28. Shall We treat those
Who believe and work deeds
Of righteousness, the same
As those who do mischief
On earth? Shall We treat
Those who guard against evil,
The same as those who
Turn aside from the right?

29. Kitabun anzalnahu ilayka mubarakun liyaddabbaroo ayatihi waliyatathakkara oloo al-albabi

29. (Here is) a Book which
We have sent down
Unto thee, full of blessings,
That they may meditate
On its Signs, and that
Men of understanding may
Receive admonition.

30. Wawahabna lidawooda sulaymana niAAma alAAabdu innahu awwabun

30. To David We gave
Solomon (for a son),—
How excellent in Our service!
Ever did he turn (to Us)!

31. Ith AAurida AAalayhi bialAAashiyyi alssafinatu aljiyadu

31. Behold, there were brought
Before him, at eventide,
Coursers of the highest breeding,
And swift of foot;

32. Faqala innee ahbabtu hubba alkhayri AAan thikri rabbee hatta tawarat bialhijabi

32. And he said, "Truly
Do I love the love
Of Good, with a view
To the glory of my Lord,"—
Until (the sun) was hidden
In the veil (of Night):

33. Ruddooha AAalayya fatafiqa mashan bialssooqi waal-aAAnaqi

33. "Bring them back to me."
Then began he to pass
His hand over (their) legs
And their necks.

34. Walaqad fatanna sulaymana waalqayna AAala kursiyyihi jasadan thumma anaba

34. And We did try
Solomon: We placed
On his throne a body
(Without life): but he did turn
(To Us in true devotion):

35. Qala rabbi ighfir lee wahab lee mulkan la yanbaghee li-ahadin min baAAdee innaka anta alwahhabu

35. He said, "O my Lord!
Forgive me, and grant me
A Kingdom which,
(It may be), suits not
Another after me:
For Thou art the Grantor
Of Bounties (without measure).

36. Fasakhkharna lahu alrreeha tajree bi-amrihi rukhaan haythu asaba

36. Then We subjected the Wind
To his power, to flow
Gently to his order,
Whithersoever he willed,—

37. Waalshshayateena kulla banna-in waghawwasin

37. As also the evil ones,
(Including) every kind
Of builder and diver,—

38. Waakhareena muqarraneena fee al-asfadi

38. As also others bound
Together in fetters.

39. Hatha AAataona faomnun aw amsik bighayri hisabin

39. "Such are Our Bounties:
Whether thou bestow them
(On others) or withhold them,
No account will be asked."

40. Wa-inna lahu AAindana lazulfa wahusna maabin

40. And he enjoyed, indeed,
A Near Approach to Us,
And a beautiful Place
Of (final) Return.

Next: Section 4 (41-64)