[Yusufali 15:1] A. L. R. These are the Ayats of Revelation,- of a Qur’an that makes things clear.
[Yusufali 15:2] Again and again will those who disbelieve, wish that they had bowed (to Allah’s will) in Islam.
[Yusufali 15:3] Leave them alone, to enjoy (the good things of this life) and to please themselves: let (false) hope amuse them: soon will knowledge (undeceive them).
[Yusufali 15:4] Never did We destroy a population that had not a term decreed and assigned beforehand.
[Yusufali 15:5] Neither can a people anticipate its term, nor delay it.
[Yusufali 15:6] They say: “O thou to whom the Message is being revealed! truly thou art mad (or possessed)!
[Yusufali 15:7] “Why bringest thou not angels to us if it be that thou hast the Truth?”
[Yusufali 15:8] We send not the angels down except for just cause: if they came (to the ungodly), behold! no respite would they have!
[Yusufali 15:9] We have, without doubt, sent down the Message; and We will assuredly guard it (from corruption).
[Yusufali 15:10] We did send messengers before thee amongst the religious sects of old:
[Yusufali 15:11] But never came a messenger to them but they mocked him.
[Yusufali 15:12] Even so do we let it creep into the hearts of the sinners –
[Yusufali 15:13] That they should not believe in the (Message); but the ways of the ancients have passed away.
[Yusufali 15:14] Even if We opened out to them a gate from heaven, and they were to continue (all day) ascending therein,
[Yusufali 15:15] They would only say: “Our eyes have been intoxicated: Nay, we have been bewitched by sorcery.”
[Yusufali 15:16] It is We Who have set out the zodiacal signs in the heavens, and made them fair-seeming to (all) beholders;
[Yusufali 15:17] And (moreover) We have guarded them from every cursed devil:
[Yusufali 15:18] But any that gains a hearing by stealth, is pursued by a flaming fire, bright (to see).
[Yusufali 15:19] And the earth We have spread out (like a carpet); set thereon mountains firm and immovable; and produced therein all kinds of things in due balance.
[Yusufali 15:20] And We have provided therein means of subsistence,- for you and for those for whose sustenance ye are not responsible.
[Yusufali 15:21] And there is not a thing but its (sources and) treasures (inexhaustible) are with Us; but We only send down thereof in due and ascertainable measures.
[Yusufali 15:22] And We send the fecundating winds, then cause the rain to descend from the sky, therewith providing you with water (in abundance), though ye are not the guardians of its stores.
[Yusufali 15:23] And verily, it is We Who give life, and Who give death: it is We Who remain inheritors (after all else passes away).
[Yusufali 15:24] To Us are known those of you who hasten forward, and those who lag behind.
[Yusufali 15:25] Assuredly it is thy Lord Who will gather them together: for He is perfect in Wisdom and Knowledge.
[Yusufali 15:26] We created man from sounding clay, from mud moulded into shape;
[Yusufali 15:27] And the Jinn race, We had created before, from the fire of a scorching wind.
[Yusufali 15:28] Behold! thy Lord said to the angels: “I am about to create man, from sounding clay from mud moulded into shape;
[Yusufali 15:29] “When I have fashioned him (in due proportion) and breathed into him of My spirit, fall ye down in obeisance unto him.”
[Yusufali 15:30] So the angels prostrated themselves, all of them together:
[Yusufali 15:31] Not so Iblis: he refused to be among those who prostrated themselves.
[Yusufali 15:32] (Allah) said: “O Iblis! what is your reason for not being among those who prostrated themselves?”
[Yusufali 15:33] (Iblis) said: “I am not one to prostrate myself to man, whom Thou didst create from sounding clay, from mud moulded into shape.”
[Yusufali 15:34] (Allah) said: “Then get thee out from here; for thou art rejected, accursed.
[Yusufali 15:35] “And the curse shall be on thee till the day of Judgment.”
[Yusufali 15:36] (Iblis) said: “O my Lord! give me then respite till the Day the (dead) are raised.”
[Yusufali 15:37] (Allah) said: “Respite is granted thee
[Yusufali 15:38] “Till the Day of the Time appointed.”
[Yusufali 15:39] (Iblis) said: “O my Lord! because Thou hast put me in the wrong, I will make (wrong) fair-seeming to them on the earth, and I will put them all in the wrong,-
[Yusufali 15:40] “Except Thy servants among them, sincere and purified (by Thy Grace).”
[Yusufali 15:41] (Allah) said: “This (way of My sincere servants) is indeed a way that leads straight to Me.
[Yusufali 15:42] “For over My servants no authority shalt thou have, except such as put themselves in the wrong and follow thee.”
[Yusufali 15:43] And verily, Hell is the promised abode for them all!
[Yusufali 15:44] To it are seven gates: for each of those gates is a (special) class (of sinners) assigned.
[Yusufali 15:45] The righteous (will be) amid gardens and fountains (of clear-flowing water).
[Yusufali 15:46] (Their greeting will be): “Enter ye here in peace and security.”
[Yusufali 15:47] And We shall remove from their hearts any lurking sense of injury: (they will be) brothers (joyfully) facing each other on thrones (of dignity).
[Yusufali 15:48] There no sense of fatigue shall touch them, nor shall they (ever) be asked to leave.
[Yusufali 15:49] Tell My servants that I am indeed the Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful;
[Yusufali 15:50] And that My Penalty will be indeed the most grievous Penalty.
[Yusufali 15:51] Tell them about the guests of Abraham.
[Yusufali 15:52] When they entered his presence and said, “Peace!” He said, “We feel afraid of you!”
[Yusufali 15:53] They said: “Fear not! We give thee glad tidings of a son endowed with wisdom.”
[Yusufali 15:54] He said: “Do ye give me glad tidings that old age has seized me? Of what, then, is your good news?”
[Yusufali 15:55] They said: “We give thee glad tidings in truth: be not then in despair!”
[Yusufali 15:56] He said: “And who despairs of the mercy of his Lord, but such as go astray?”
[Yusufali 15:57] Abraham said: “What then is the business on which ye (have come), O ye messengers (of Allah)?”
[Yusufali 15:58] They said: “We have been sent to a people (deep) in sin,
[Yusufali 15:59] “Excepting the adherents of Lut: them we are certainly (charged) to save (from harm),- All –
[Yusufali 15:60] “Except his wife, who, We have ascertained, will be among those who will lag behind.”
[Yusufali 15:61] At length when the messengers arrived among the adherents of Lut,
[Yusufali 15:62] He said: “Ye appear to be uncommon folk.”
[Yusufali 15:63] They said: “Yea, we have come to thee to accomplish that of which they doubt.
[Yusufali 15:64] “We have brought to thee that which is inevitably due, and assuredly we tell the truth.
[Yusufali 15:65] “Then travel by night with thy household, when a portion of the night (yet remains), and do thou bring up the rear: let no one amongst you look back, but pass on whither ye are ordered.”
[Yusufali 15:66] And We made known this decree to him, that the last remnants of those (sinners) should be cut off by the morning.
[Yusufali 15:67] The inhabitants of the city came in (mad) joy (at news of the young men).
[Yusufali 15:68] Lut said: “These are my guests: disgrace me not:
[Yusufali 15:69] “But fear Allah, and shame me not.”
[Yusufali 15:70] They said: “Did we not forbid thee (to speak) for all and sundry?”
[Yusufali 15:71] He said: “There are my daughters (to marry), if ye must act (so).”
[Yusufali 15:72] Verily, by thy life (O Prophet), in their wild intoxication, they wander in distraction, to and fro.
[Yusufali 15:73] But the (mighty) Blast overtook them before morning,
[Yusufali 15:74] And We turned (the cities) upside down, and rained down on them brimstones hard as baked clay.
[Yusufali 15:75] Behold! in this are Signs for those who by tokens do understand.
[Yusufali 15:76] And the (cities were) right on the high-road.
[Yusufali 15:77] Behold! in this is a sign for those who believed.
[Yusufali 15:78] And the Companions of the Wood were also wrong-doers;
[Yusufali 15:79] So We exacted retribution from them. They were both on an open highway, plain to see.
[Yusufali 15:80] The Companions of the Rocky Tract also rejected the messengers:
[Yusufali 15:81] We sent them Our Signs, but they persisted in turning away from them.
[Yusufali 15:82] Out of the mountains did they hew (their) edifices, (feeling themselves) secure.
[Yusufali 15:83] But the (mighty) Blast seized them of a morning,
[Yusufali 15:84] And of no avail to them was all that they did (with such art and care)!
[Yusufali 15:85] We created not the heavens, the earth, and all between them, but for just ends. And the Hour is surely coming (when this will be manifest). So overlook (any human faults) with gracious forgiveness.
[Yusufali 15:86] For verily it is thy Lord who is the Master-Creator, knowing all things.
[Yusufali 15:87] And We have bestowed upon thee the Seven Oft-repeated (verses) and the Grand Qur’an.
[Yusufali 15:88] Strain not thine eyes. (Wistfully) at what We have bestowed on certain classes of them, nor grieve over them: but lower thy wing (in gentleness) to the believers.
[Yusufali 15:89] And say: “I am indeed he that warneth openly and without ambiguity,”-
[Yusufali 15:90] (Of just such wrath) as We sent down on those who divided (Scripture into arbitrary parts),-
[Yusufali 15:91] (So also on such) as have made Qur’an into shreds (as they please).
[Yusufali 15:92] Therefore, by the Lord, We will, of a surety, call them to account,
[Yusufali 15:93] For all their deeds.
[Yusufali 15:94] Therefore expound openly what thou art commanded, and turn away from those who join false gods with Allah.
[Yusufali 15:95] For sufficient are We unto thee against those who scoff,-
[Yusufali 15:96] Those who adopt, with Allah, another god: but soon will they come to know.
[Yusufali 15:97] We do indeed know how thy heart is distressed at what they say.
[Yusufali 15:98] But celebrate the praises of thy Lord, and be of those who prostrate themselves in adoration.
[Yusufali 15:99] And serve thy Lord until there come unto thee the Hour that is Certain.