15. Al-Hijr (The Stone)

Meccan, 99 verses

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

  1. A.L.R. (Alif, Lam, Ra). These are verses of the book and a clear (and clarifying) Quran.

  2. Oftentimes those who disbelieve wish that they were submitted (to God).

  3. Leave them eat and enjoy, and their (false) hope amuse them. They will know.

  4. We did not destroy any town unless there was a known writing/verdict for it.

  5. No community (of faith) advances its appointed time nor can they delay it.

  6. And they said: “You, the one that the reminder (Quran) is sent to him, you are certainly mad,

  7. why do you not bring us the angels if you are truthful?”

  8. We do not send down the angels unless with the truth and then they are not given any delays.

  9. Indeed We sent down the reminder (Quran), and We are certainly its guardian.

  10. And We have certainly sent (messengers) before you to the previous groups.

  11. And no messenger came to them except they were ridiculing him.

  12. That is how We put it (disbelief or ridiculing the messenger) into the hearts of guilty ones.

  13. They do not believe in it (the revelation), as (it was) the way of earlier ones who have passed away.

  14. And if We opened a gate in the sky for them, and they continuously climb through it,

  15. they would certainly say: “Indeed our eyes are intoxicated (and we are dazzled), rather we are bewitched people.”

  16. We have certainly placed constellations in the sky, and beautified it for the viewers.

  17. And We guarded it from every cast-out devil.

  18. Except anyone who eavesdrops, then he is pursued by a visible shooting flame.

  19. And We stretched the earth, and We placed firm mountains in it, and We grew everything in there in good proportions.

  20. And We made means of living in it for you and for those that you are not responsible to provide for them.

  21. We have (unlimited) supply of everything, and We only send it down in measured amount.

  22. And We sent the wind impregnating (the clouds with rain), then We sent down rain from the sky for you to drink it. And you are not its treasurer.

  23. And indeed We give life and cause death, and We are the inheritors (of everything).

  24. And We have certainly known those who came before you, and We certainly know those who come after you.

  25. And indeed it is your Lord who gathers them. He is wise and knowledgeable.

  26. And We have certainly created human being from dried clay of stinky black mud.

  27. And the Jinn, We created it from the smokeless scorching fire earlier.

  28. And when your Lord said to the angels: “Indeed I am the creator of a human being from dried clay of stinky black mud,

  29. so when I shape him, and blow My breath of life (or spirit) into him, then fall down humbly before him.”

  30. Then the angels altogether showed humbleness,

  31. except Iblis (Satan) which refused to be with the humble ones.

  32. He (God) said: “Iblis, what is it with you that you are not with the humble ones?”

  33. He said: “I would not be humble before a human being that You created him from dried clay of stinky black mud.”

  34. He (God) said: “Then get out of here (paradise), for indeed you are expelled,

  35. and the curse is upon you until the Judgment Day.”

  36. He said: “My Lord, then give me time until the day that they are raised.”

  37. He (God) said: “Indeed you are of those given a delay,

  38. until the day of the known time.”

  39. He said: “My Lord, because you misled me, I shall beautify (the bad deeds) for them on the earth and I shall mislead them all,

  40. except your devoted servants among them.

  41. He (God) said: “This is a straight path to Me,

  42. indeed you have no authority over My servants, except any of the misled ones who follows you,

  43. and hell is the promised place for all of them.”

  44. It has seven gates, and each gate is for an assigned portion of them.

  45. Indeed those who are cautious (of God) will be in gardens and springs.

  46. (They will be told:) “Enter it in peace (and well-being) and safety.”

  47. And We will remove any resentment from their chest/minds, brothers (sitting) on sofas facing each other.

  48. No suffering touches them in there, and they will not be driven out of it.

  49. Tell My servants that I am the forgiving, the merciful.

  50. And that My punishment, it is the (most) painful punishment.

  51. And tell them about Abraham’s guests.

  52. When they entered upon him, they said: “Peace (and well-being).” He said: “Indeed we are afraid of you.”

  53. They said: “Do not be afraid, we give you good news of a knowledgeable boy.”

  54. He said: “Do you give me the good news (of a son) although I am old? Then, about what are you (really) giving good news?”

  55. They said: “We give you the good news in truth, so do not be hopeless.”

  56. He said: “And who loses hope of his Lord’s mercy except the misguided?

  57. He said: “So what is your business, messengers?”

  58. They said: “Indeed we are sent to the guilty people,

  59. except Lot’s family, indeed we will save them all

  60. except his wife, which we determined that indeed she is of those staying behind.”

  61. So when the messengers came to Lot’s family,

  62. He (Lot) said: “Indeed you are a group of strangers.”

  63. They said: “No, but we brought you what they are doubting about,

  64. and we brought you the truth, and indeed we are truthful,

  65. so travel with your family during part of the night, with you following in their rear, and no one of you should look back, and go where you are ordered.”

  66. And We announced to him this matter, that the root of these will be cut off by the morning (and they will be wiped out).

  67. And people of the city came joyfully.

  68. He said: “Indeed these are my guests, so do not disgrace me,

  69. and be cautious of God and do not humiliate me.”

  70. They said: “Did we not ban you from humankind (to have them as guests)?”

  71. He said: “These are my daughters, if you are doers.”

  72. By your life, they were blindly wandering in their intoxication.

  73. So the awful blast took them at sunrise.

  74. And We turned (the cities) upside down, and We rained stones of hard clay on them.

  75. Indeed there are signs in that for the clever ones.

  76. And indeed it (the cities' ruins) still remains on a road.

  77. Indeed there is a sign in that for the believers.

  78. And inhabitants of the woods (people of Midian) were indeed wrongdoers.

  79. And We took revenge from them, and they are both on a visible road.

  80. And inhabitants of the rock (people of Thamud) had certainly denied the messengers.

  81. And We gave them Our signs, but they were turning away from it.

  82. And they carved safe (and secure) houses in the mountains.

  83. But the awful blast took them in the morning.

  84. Then what they were doing was of no use to them.

  85. We did not create the skies and the earth and what is between them except with truth, and certainly the Hour is coming, so pardon them, a beautiful pardon.

  86. Indeed your Lord, He is the knowledgeable creator.

  87. We have given you seven of the repeated ones and the great Quran.

  88. Do not stretch out your eyes to (and be dazzled by) what We have made some of them enjoy, and do not be sad about them, and spread your wing for the believers.

  89. And say: “Indeed I am the clear warner,

  90. like (the warning) that We sent down on the dividers (who create divisions),

  91. those who made Quran into parts (and believed only in parts of it).”

  92. So, by your Lord, We shall question them all,

  93. about what they were doing.

  94. So explain publicly what you are ordered, and stay away from the idolaters.

  95. Indeed We are sufficient for you against those who ridicule,

  96. those who set up another god with God. They will know (the result of their idolatry).

  97. We have certainly known that your chest tightens (and you are upset) because of what they say.

  98. So glorify Your Lord with praise, and be of those who show humbleness,

  99. and serve your Lord until certainty/death comes to you.