52. At-Tur (The Mountain)

Meccan, 49 verses

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

  1. By the mountain (Mount Sinai),

  2. and by a book written

  3. in spread out (or published) scroll,

  4. and by the thriving (and frequented) house,

  5. and by the raised roof,

  6. and by the (filled and) blazing sea,

  7. your Lord’s punishment is certainly a reality.

  8. No one (and nothing) can repel it.

  9. A day when the sky swings back and forth,

  10. and the mountains move about, traveling,

  11. woe to the deniers (of God and Resurrection day) on that day,

  12. those who play around, entering into (false and useless) conversation.

  13. A day when they are forcefully pushed into the fire of hell.

  14. This is the fire that you were denying it.

  15. So is this a magic, or you do not see?

  16. Enter (and burn in) it, it is the same to you whether you are patient or you are not patient (about it), you are only penalized for what you used to do.

  17. Indeed those who are cautious (of God) are in gardens and in happiness,

  18. enjoying because of what their Lord gave them and that their Lord protected them from punishment of the hellfire.

  19. Eat and drink joyfully because of what you were doing.

  20. Leaning on couches lined up in rows, and We marry them to beautiful (spouses) with gorgeous eyes.

  21. And those who believed and their descendants who followed them in belief, We join their descendants with them and We do not reduce anything from their works. Every person is bound by what he did.

  22. And We help them with whatever fruit and meat they desire.

  23. They pass a cup to one another in there that there is nothing useless or sinful in it.

  24. And servants who are like hidden pearls go around them (to serve).

  25. And they turn to each other asking one another,

  26. they say: “Indeed in the past we were afraid among our people,

  27. but God favored upon us and protected us from the punishment of scorching wind.

  28. Indeed we used to call on Him in the past. Indeed He is the good, the merciful.”

  29. So remind (them) that by your Lord’s favor you are not a fortune-teller or a madman.

  30. Or do they say: “A poet, we wait for his time of misfortune (his death).”?

  31. Say: “Wait and I will wait with you.”

  32. Or do their imaginations (and dreams) order them to this, or are they disobedient people?

  33. Or do they say: “He has made it up.”? No, but they do not believe.

  34. So let them bring a saying like it (Quran), if they are truthful.

  35. Or were they created from nothing, or are they the creators?

  36. Or did they create the skies and the earth? No, they are not sure.

  37. Or are the treasures of their Lord with them, or are they in charge (of them)?

  38. Or do they have a ladder that they listen by it? Then their listeners should bring a clear reason.

  39. Or does He have daughters and you have sons?

  40. Or do you ask them for a wage, and they are weighed down by the debt?

  41. Or is the unseen with them, and they write it?

  42. Or do they want to plot? But those who disbelieve are plotted against.

  43. Or do they have a god other than God? God is flawless of what they associate (with Him).

  44. And if they see a piece of the sky falling down, they say: “Piled up clouds.”

  45. So leave them until they meet their day, in which they are thunderstruck (and die).

  46. A day that their plot is of no use to them at all, and they are not helped.

  47. And indeed for those who do wrong there is a punishment (in this world) other than that (of the Hereafter), but most of them do not know.

  48. And (Muhammad,) be patient for your Lord’s command, as you are under Our eyes, and glorify your Lord with praise when you get up.

  49. And glorify Him part of the night and when the stars disappear.