HOLY QURAN - THE TREASURE OF FAITH (English Translation)

AL-SHUA`RA (THE POETS)

(Revealed at Mecca - contains 227 verses - 11 sections)
 
 


Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful



 
 


Section 1

[Shua`ra 26:1] Ta-Seen-Meem. (Alphabets of the Arabic language – Allah, and to whomever he reveals, know their precise meanings.)

[Shua`ra 26:2] These are verses of the clear Book.

[Shua`ra 26:3] Possibly you may risk your life (O dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him) by grieving, because they did not believe.

[Shua`ra 26:4] If We will, We can send down on them a sign from the sky so that their leaders would remain bowed before it.

[Shua`ra 26:5] And never does a new advice come to them from the Most Gracious, but they turn away from it.

[Shua`ra 26:6] Indeed they have denied, so now soon coming upon them are the tidings of what they used to scoff at.

[Shua`ra 26:7] Have they not seen the earth, that how many honourable pairs We have created in it?

[Shua`ra 26:8] Indeed in this is a sign; and most of them will not accept faith.

[Shua`ra 26:9] And indeed your Lord – indeed only He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.

Section 2

[Shua`ra 26:10] And (remember) when your Lord said to Moosa, “Go to the unjust people.”

[Shua`ra 26:11] “The nation of Firaun; will they not fear?”

[Shua`ra 26:12] He said, “My Lord, I fear that they will deny me.”

[Shua`ra 26:13] “I feel hesitant, and my tongue does not speak fast, therefore make Haroon also a Noble Messenger.”

[Shua`ra 26:14] “And they have an accusation against me, so I fear that they may kill me.”

[Shua`ra 26:15] He said, “Not like this (any more); both of you go with Our signs, We are with you, All Hearing.”

[Shua`ra 26:16] “Therefore approach Firaun then proclaim, ‘We both are Noble Messengers of the Lord Of The Creation.’

[Shua`ra 26:17] ‘That you let the Descendants of Israel go with us.’ ”

[Shua`ra 26:18] Said Firaun, “Did we do not raise you amongst us, as a child? And you spent many years of your life among us!”

[Shua`ra 26:19] “And you committed the deed of yours that you committed, and you were ungrateful.”

[Shua`ra 26:20] Said Moosa, “I did that at a time when I was unaware of the consequences.” (In anger - See verse 28:15)

[Shua`ra 26:21] “I therefore went away from you as I feared you – so my Lord commanded me and appointed me as one of the Noble Messengers.”

[Shua`ra 26:22] “And is this some great reward for which you express favour upon me – that you have enslaved the Descendants of Israel?”

[Shua`ra 26:23] Said Firaun, “And what is the Lord Of The Creation?

[Shua`ra 26:24] Said Moosa, “Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them; if you believe.”

[Shua`ra 26:25] Said Firaun to those around him, “Are you not listening with attention?”

[Shua`ra 26:26] Said Moosa, “Your Lord and the Lord of your forefathers preceding you.”

[Shua`ra 26:27] Said Firaun, “This (Noble) Messenger of yours, who has been sent towards you, has no intelligence!”

[Shua`ra 26:28] He said, “The Lord of the East and the West and all that is between them; if you have sense.”

[Shua`ra 26:29] Said Firaun, “If you ascribe any one else as a God other than me, I will surely imprison you.”

[Shua`ra 26:30] Said Moosa, “Even if I bring to you something clear?”

[Shua`ra 26:31] Said Firaun, “Then bring it, if you are of the truthful.”

[Shua`ra 26:32] So Moosa put down his staff and it became a visible serpent.

[Shua`ra 26:33] And he drew forth his hand, thereupon it shone bright before the beholders.

Section 3

[Shua`ra 26:34] Said Firaun to the court members around him, “He is indeed an expert magician.”

[Shua`ra 26:35] “He wishes to expel you out of your land by his magic; so what is your advice?”

[Shua`ra 26:36] They said, “Stop him and his brother, and send gatherers to the cities.”

[Shua`ra 26:37] “To bring to you every expert great magician.”

[Shua`ra 26:38] So the magicians were gathered at a set time on a day appointed.

[Shua`ra 26:39] And it was said to the people, “Have you (also) gathered?”

[Shua`ra 26:40] The people said, “Perhaps we may follow the magicians if they are victorious.”

[Shua`ra 26:41] So when the magicians came, they said to Firaun, “Will we get some reward if we are victorious?”

[Shua`ra 26:42] He said, “Yes, and you will then become close to me.”

[Shua`ra 26:43] Moosa said to them, “Cast whatever you intend to cast.”

[Shua`ra 26:44] So they threw down their ropes and their staves and exclaimed, “By the honour of Firaun, indeed victory is ours!”

[Shua`ra 26:45] Therefore Moosa put forth his staff – so it immediately began swallowing all their fabrications.

[Shua`ra 26:46] The magicians therefore fell down prostrate.

[Shua`ra 26:47] They said, “We have accepted faith in the Lord Of The Creation.”

[Shua`ra 26:48] “The Lord of Moosa and Haroon.”

[Shua`ra 26:49] Said Firaun, “You accepted faith in him before I permitted you! He is indeed your leader who taught you magic; so now you will come to know; I swear, I will certainly cut off your hands and your feet from alternate sides, and crucify all of you.”

[Shua`ra 26:50] They said, “No harm (in it), we will return to our Lord.”

[Shua`ra 26:51] “We hope that our Lord will forgive us our mistakes, as we are the first to believe.”

Section 4

[Shua`ra 26:52] And We sent the divine revelation to Moosa that, “Journey along with My bondmen within the night, for you will be pursued.”

[Shua`ra 26:53] So Firaun sent gatherers into the cities.

[Shua`ra 26:54] They announced “These people are a small group.”

[Shua`ra 26:55] “And indeed they have angered all of us.”

[Shua`ra 26:56] “And indeed we are an alert army.”

[Shua`ra 26:57] We therefore got them out from the gardens and water springs.

[Shua`ra 26:58] And from treasures and nice houses.

[Shua`ra 26:59] So it was; and We made the Descendants of Israel its inheritors.

[Shua`ra 26:60] So the Firaun’s people followed them at sunrise.

[Shua`ra 26:61] And when the two groups saw each other, those with Moosa said, “They have caught us.”

[Shua`ra 26:62] Said Moosa, “Never! Indeed my Lord is with me, He will now show me the way.”

[Shua`ra 26:63] So We sent the divine revelation to Moosa that, “Strike the sea with your staff”; thereupon the sea parted; so each part was like a huge mountain.

[Shua`ra 26:64] And We brought the others close to that place.

[Shua`ra 26:65] And We saved Moosa and all those with him.

[Shua`ra 26:66] Then drowned the others.

[Shua`ra 26:67] Indeed in this is surely a sign, and most of them were not Muslims.

[Shua`ra 26:68] And indeed your Lord - only He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.

Section 5

[Shua`ra 26:69] And recite to them the news of Ibrahim.

[Shua`ra 26:70] When he said to his father and his people, “What do you worship?”

[Shua`ra 26:71] They said, “We worship idols, and we keep squatting in seclusion before them.”

[Shua`ra 26:72] He said, “Do they hear you when you call?”

[Shua`ra 26:73] “Or do they benefit you or harm you?”

[Shua`ra 26:74] They said, “In fact we found our forefathers doing likewise.”

[Shua`ra 26:75] He said, “Do you see these – (the idols) whom you worship?”

[Shua`ra 26:76] “You and your forefathers preceding you.”

[Shua`ra 26:77] “They are all my enemies, except the Lord Of The Creation.”

[Shua`ra 26:78] “The One Who created me, so He will guide me.”

[Shua`ra 26:79] “And the One Who feeds me and gives me to drink.”

[Shua`ra 26:80] “And when I fall ill, so it is He Who heals me.”

[Shua`ra 26:81] “And He will give me death, then resurrect me.”

[Shua`ra 26:82] “And the One Who, upon Whom I pin my hopes, will forgive me my mistakes on the Day of Judgement.”

[Shua`ra 26:83] “My Lord, bestow me the command and join me with those who deserve your proximity.”

[Shua`ra 26:84] “And give me proper fame among the succeeding generations.”

[Shua`ra 26:85] “And make me among the inheritors of the Gardens of serenity.”

[Shua`ra 26:86] “And forgive my father * – he is indeed astray.” (His paternal uncle)

[Shua`ra 26:87] “And do not disgrace me on the day when everyone will be raised.”

[Shua`ra 26:88] “The day when neither wealth will benefit nor will sons.”

[Shua`ra 26:89] “Except he who presented himself before Allah, with a sound* heart.” (Intact or unblemished.)

[Shua`ra 26:90] And Paradise will be brought close for the pious.

[Shua`ra 26:91] And hell will be revealed for the astray.

[Shua`ra 26:92] And it will be said to them, “Where are those whom you used to worship?”

[Shua`ra 26:93] “Instead of Allah? Will they help you or retaliate?”

[Shua`ra 26:94] So they and all the astray were flung into hell.

[Shua`ra 26:95] And all the armies of Iblis. (Satan)

[Shua`ra 26:96] And they will say, and they will be quarrelling in it:

[Shua`ra 26:97] “By oath of Allah , we were indeed in open error.”

[Shua`ra 26:98] “When we considered you equal to the Lord Of The Creation.”

[Shua`ra 26:99] “And none misled us but the guilty.”

[Shua`ra 26:100] “So now we do not have any intercessors.” (The believers shall have intercessors, the disbelievers none).

[Shua`ra 26:101] “Nor a caring friend.”

[Shua`ra 26:102] “So if only were we to go back, in order to become Muslims!”

[Shua`ra 26:103] Indeed in this is a sign; and most of them were not believers.

[Shua`ra 26:104] And indeed your Lord - only He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.

Section 6

[Shua`ra 26:105] The people of Nooh denied the Noble Messengers.

[Shua`ra 26:106] When their fellowman Nooh said to them, “Do you not fear?”

[Shua`ra 26:107] “I am indeed a trustworthy Noble Messenger of Allah to you.”

[Shua`ra 26:108] “Therefore fear Allah, and obey me.”

[Shua`ra 26:109] “And I do not ask from you any fee for it; my reward is only upon the Lord Of The Creation.”

[Shua`ra 26:110] “Therefore fear Allah, and obey me.”

[Shua`ra 26:111] They said, “Shall we believe in you, whereas the abject people are with you?”

[Shua`ra 26:112] He said, “What do I know what their deeds are?”

[Shua`ra 26:113] “Indeed their account is only upon my Lord, if you perceive.”

[Shua`ra 26:114] “And I will not repel the Muslims.”

[Shua`ra 26:115] “I am not but clearly a Herald of Warning.”

[Shua`ra 26:116] They said, “O Nooh, if you do not desist you will surely be stoned.”

[Shua`ra 26:117] He said, “My Lord, my people have denied me.”

[Shua`ra 26:118] “Therefore make a decisive judgement between me and them, and rescue me and the believers along with me.”

[Shua`ra 26:119] So We saved him and those with him in a laden ship.

[Shua`ra 26:120] Then after it, We drowned the rest.

[Shua`ra 26:121] Indeed in this is a sign; and most of them were not believers.

[Shua`ra 26:122] And indeed your Lord, only He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.

Section 7

[Shua`ra 26:123] (The tribe of) A’ad denied the Noble Messengers.

[Shua`ra 26:124] When their fellowman Hud said to them, “Do you not fear?”

[Shua`ra 26:125] “I am indeed a trustworthy Noble Messenger of Allah to you.”

[Shua`ra 26:126] “Therefore fear Allah and obey me.”

[Shua`ra 26:127] “And I do not ask from you any fee for it; my reward is only upon the Lord Of The Creation.”

[Shua`ra 26:128] “What! You build a structure on every height, to laugh at the passers-by?”

[Shua`ra 26:129] “And prefer strong palaces, that perhaps you may live for ever?”

[Shua`ra 26:130] “And when you apprehend someone, you seize him mercilessly?”

[Shua`ra 26:131] “Therefore fear Allah, and obey me.”

[Shua`ra 26:132] “Fear Him Who has aided you with the things you know.”

[Shua`ra 26:133] “He aided you with cattle and sons.”

[Shua`ra 26:134] “And with gardens and water-springs.”

[Shua`ra 26:135] “Indeed I fear upon you the punishment of a Great Day.”

[Shua`ra 26:136] They said, “It is the same for us, whether you advise us or not be of the preachers.”

[Shua`ra 26:137] “This is nothing but the tradition of former people.”

[Shua`ra 26:138] “And we will not be punished.”

[Shua`ra 26:139] In response they denied him - We therefore destroyed them; indeed in this is a sign; and most of them were not believers.

[Shua`ra 26:140] And indeed your Lord - only He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.

Section 8

[Shua`ra 26:141] The Thamud tribe denied the Noble Messengers.

[Shua`ra 26:142] When their fellowman Saleh said to them, “Do you not fear?”

[Shua`ra 26:143] “I am indeed a trustworthy Noble Messenger of Allah to you.”

[Shua`ra 26:144] “Therefore fear Allah and obey me.”

[Shua`ra 26:145] “And I do not ask from you any fee for it; my reward is only upon the Lord Of The Creation.”

[Shua`ra 26:146] “Will you be left peacefully in these favours over here?”

[Shua`ra 26:147] “In gardens and water springs?”

[Shua`ra 26:148] “And fields and palm-trees, with delicate tendrils?”

[Shua`ra 26:149] “And you carve out dwellings in the mountains, with skill?”

[Shua`ra 26:150] “Therefore fear Allah and obey me.”

[Shua`ra 26:151] “And do not follow those who exceed the limits.”

[Shua`ra 26:152] “Those who spread turmoil in the earth, and do no reform.”

[Shua`ra 26:153] They said, “You are under a magic spell.”

[Shua`ra 26:154] “You are just a human like us; therefore bring some sign if you are truthful.”

[Shua`ra 26:155] He said, “This is the she-camel – one day shall be her turn to drink, and on the other appointed day, shall be your turn.”

[Shua`ra 26:156] “And do not touch her with evil intentions for the punishment of the Great Day will seize you.”

[Shua`ra 26:157] So they hamstrung her, and in the morning could only regret.

[Shua`ra 26:158] The punishment therefore seized them; indeed in this is a sign; and most of them were not believers.

[Shua`ra 26:159] And indeed your Lord - only He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.

Section 9

[Shua`ra 26:160] The people of Lut denied the Noble Messengers.

[Shua`ra 26:161] When their fellowman Lut said to them, “Do you not fear?”

[Shua`ra 26:162] “I am indeed a trustworthy Noble Messenger of Allah to you.”

[Shua`ra 26:163] “Therefore fear Allah and obey me.”

[Shua`ra 26:164] “And I do not ask from you any fee for it; my reward is only upon the Lord Of The Creation.”

[Shua`ra 26:165] “What! Among all the creatures, you commit the immoral acts with men?”

[Shua`ra 26:166] “And leave the wives your Lord has created for you? In fact you are people who exceed the limits.”

[Shua`ra 26:167] They said, “O Lut, if you do not desist, you will be expelled.”

[Shua`ra 26:168] He said, “I am disgusted with your works.”

[Shua`ra 26:169] “My Lord, rescue me and my family from their deeds.”

[Shua`ra 26:170] We therefore rescued him and his entire family.

[Shua`ra 26:171] Except one old woman, who stayed behind.

[Shua`ra 26:172] We then destroyed the others.

[Shua`ra 26:173] And We showered a rain upon them; so what a wretched rain for those who were warned!

[Shua`ra 26:174] Indeed in this is a sign; and most of them were not Muslims.

[Shua`ra 26:175] And indeed your Lord - only He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.

Section 10

[Shua`ra 26:176] The People of the Woods denied the Noble Messengers.

[Shua`ra 26:177] When Shuaib said to all of them, “Do you not fear?”

[Shua`ra 26:178] “I am indeed a trustworthy Noble Messenger of Allah to you.”

[Shua`ra 26:179] “Therefore fear Allah and obey me.”

[Shua`ra 26:180] “And I do not ask from you any fee for it; my reward is only upon the Lord Of The Creation.”

[Shua`ra 26:181] “Measure in full, and do not be of those who reduce.”

[Shua`ra 26:182] “And weigh with a proper balance.”

[Shua`ra 26:183] “And do not give the people their goods diminished, and do not roam the earth causing turmoil.”

[Shua`ra 26:184] “And fear Him Who created you and the earlier creations.”

[Shua`ra 26:185] They said, “You are under a magic spell.”

[Shua`ra 26:186] “You are just a human like us, and indeed we consider you a liar.”

[Shua`ra 26:187] “Therefore cause a part of the sky to fall upon us, if you are of the truthful.”

[Shua`ra 26:188] He said, “My Lord is Well Aware of what you do.”

[Shua`ra 26:189] In response they denied him – therefore the punishment of the day of the tent * seized them; that was indeed a punishment of a Great Day. (The clouds formed a tent and rained fire upon them).

[Shua`ra 26:190] Indeed in this is a sign; and most of them were not Muslims.

[Shua`ra 26:191] And indeed your Lord - only He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.

Section 11

[Shua`ra 26:192] And indeed this Qur’an has been sent down by the Lord Of The Creation.

[Shua`ra 26:193] The Trustworthy Spirit brought it down. (Angel Jibreel – peace be upon him.)

[Shua`ra 26:194] Upon your heart, for you to convey warning.

[Shua`ra 26:195] In plain Arabic language.

[Shua`ra 26:196] And indeed it is mentioned in the earlier Books.

[Shua`ra 26:197] And was this not a sign for them, that the scholars of the Descendants of Israel may recognise this Prophet?

[Shua`ra 26:198] And had We sent it down upon a person other than an Arab,

[Shua`ra 26:199] In order that he read it to them, even then they would not have believed in it.

[Shua`ra 26:200] This is how We have made (the habit of) denying embedded in the hearts of the guilty.

[Shua`ra 26:201] They will not believe in it to the extent that they see the painful punishment.

[Shua`ra 26:202] So it will come upon them suddenly, whilst they will be unaware.

[Shua`ra 26:203] They will therefore say, “Will we get some respite?”

[Shua`ra 26:204] So do they wish to hasten Our punishment?

[Shua`ra 26:205] Therefore observe, that if We give them some comforts for some years, -

[Shua`ra 26:206] And then the promise that is given to them, does come upon them-

[Shua`ra 26:207] So of what benefit will be the comforts that they were using?

[Shua`ra 26:208] And never did We destroy a township which did not have Heralds of warning, -

[Shua`ra 26:209] To advise; and We never oppress.

[Shua`ra 26:210] And this Qur’an was not brought down by the devils.

[Shua`ra 26:211] They are unworthy of it, nor can they do it.

[Shua`ra 26:212] Indeed they have been banished from the place of hearing.

[Shua`ra 26:213] Therefore do not worship another deity along with Allah, for you will be punished.

[Shua`ra 26:214] And O dear Prophet (Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him), warn your closest relatives.

[Shua`ra 26:215] And spread your wing of mercy for the believers following you.

[Shua`ra 26:216] So if they do not obey you, then say, “Indeed I am unconcerned with what you do.”

[Shua`ra 26:217] And rely upon (Allah) the Almighty, the Most Merciful.

[Shua`ra 26:218] Who watches you when you stand up.

[Shua`ra 26:219] And watches your movements among those who prostrate in prayer.

[Shua`ra 26:220] Indeed only He is the All Hearing, the All Knowing.

[Shua`ra 26:221] Shall I inform you upon whom do the devils descend?

[Shua`ra 26:222] They descend on every great accuser, extreme sinner. (The magicians)

[Shua`ra 26:223] The devils convey upon them what they heard, but most of them are liars.

[Shua`ra 26:224] And the astray follow the poets.

[Shua`ra 26:225] Did you not see that they keep wandering in every valley?

[Shua`ra 26:226] And they speak what they do not do?

[Shua`ra 26:227] Except those who believed and did good deeds, and profusely remembered Allah, and took revenge after they had been wronged *; and soon the unjust will come to know upon which side they will be overturned **. (* The Muslim poets who praise Allah and the Prophet. ** The disbelievers will be punished.)























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