[Yusufali 37:1] By those who range themselves in ranks,
[Yusufali 37:2] And so are strong in repelling (evil),
[Yusufali 37:3] And thus proclaim the Message (of Allah)!
[Yusufali 37:4] Verily, verily, your Allah is one!-
[Yusufali 37:5] Lord of the heavens and of the earth and all between them, and Lord of every point at the rising of the sun!
[Yusufali 37:6] We have indeed decked the lower heaven with beauty (in) the stars,-
[Yusufali 37:7] (For beauty) and for guard against all obstinate rebellious evil spirits,
[Yusufali 37:8] (So) they should not strain their ears in the direction of the Exalted Assembly but be cast away from every side,
[Yusufali 37:9] Repulsed, for they are under a perpetual penalty,
[Yusufali 37:10] Except such as snatch away something by stealth, and they are pursued by a flaming fire, of piercing brightness.
[Yusufali 37:11] Just ask their opinion: are they the more difficult to create, or the (other) beings We have created? Them have We created out of a sticky clay!
[Yusufali 37:12] Truly dost thou marvel, while they ridicule,
[Yusufali 37:13] And, when they are admonished, pay no heed,-
[Yusufali 37:14] And, when they see a Sign, turn it to mockery,
[Yusufali 37:15] And say, “This is nothing but evident sorcery!
[Yusufali 37:16] “What! when we die, and become dust and bones, shall we (then) be raised up (again)
[Yusufali 37:17] “And also our fathers of old?”
[Yusufali 37:18] Say thou: “Yea, and ye shall then be humiliated (on account of your evil).”
[Yusufali 37:19] Then it will be a single (compelling) cry; and behold, they will begin to see!
[Yusufali 37:20] They will say, “Ah! Woe to us! This is the Day of Judgment!”
[Yusufali 37:21] (A voice will say,) “This is the Day of Sorting Out, whose truth ye (once) denied!”
[Yusufali 37:22] “Bring ye up”, it shall be said, “The wrong-doers and their wives, and the things they worshipped-
[Yusufali 37:23] “Besides Allah, and lead them to the Way to the (Fierce) Fire!
[Yusufali 37:24] “But stop them, for they must be asked:
[Yusufali 37:25] “‘What is the matter with you that ye help not each other?'”
[Yusufali 37:26] Nay, but that day they shall submit (to Judgment);
[Yusufali 37:27] And they will turn to one another, and question one another.
[Yusufali 37:28] They will say: “It was ye who used to come to us from the right hand (of power and authority)!”
[Yusufali 37:29] They will reply: “Nay, ye yourselves had no Faith!
[Yusufali 37:30] “Nor had we any authority over you. Nay, it was ye who were a people in obstinate rebellion!
[Yusufali 37:31] “So now has been proved true, against us, the word of our Lord that we shall indeed (have to) taste (the punishment of our sins).
[Yusufali 37:32] “We led you astray: for truly we were ourselves astray.”
[Yusufali 37:33] Truly, that Day, they will (all) share in the Penalty.
[Yusufali 37:34] Verily that is how We shall deal with Sinners.
[Yusufali 37:35] For they, when they were told that there is no god except Allah, would puff themselves up with Pride,
[Yusufali 37:36] And say: “What! shall we give up our gods for the sake of a Poet possessed?”
[Yusufali 37:37] Nay! he has come with the (very) Truth, and he confirms (the Message of) the messengers (before him).
[Yusufali 37:38] Ye shall indeed taste of the Grievous Penalty;-
[Yusufali 37:39] But it will be no more than the retribution of (the Evil) that ye have wrought;-
[Yusufali 37:40] But the sincere (and devoted) Servants of Allah,-
[Yusufali 37:41] For them is a Sustenance determined,
[Yusufali 37:42] Fruits (Delights); and they (shall enjoy) honour and dignity,
[Yusufali 37:43] In Gardens of Felicity,
[Yusufali 37:44] Facing each other on Thrones (of Dignity):
[Yusufali 37:45] Round will be passed to them a Cup from a clear-flowing fountain,
[Yusufali 37:46] Crystal-white, of a taste delicious to those who drink (thereof),
[Yusufali 37:47] Free from headiness; nor will they suffer intoxication therefrom.
[Yusufali 37:48] And besides them will be chaste women, restraining their glances, with big eyes (of wonder and beauty).
[Yusufali 37:49] As if they were (delicate) eggs closely guarded.
[Yusufali 37:50] Then they will turn to one another and question one another.
[Yusufali 37:51] One of them will start the talk and say: “I had an intimate companion (on the earth),
[Yusufali 37:52] “Who used to say, ‘what! art thou amongst those who bear witness to the Truth (of the Message)?
[Yusufali 37:53] “‘When we die and become dust and bones, shall we indeed receive rewards and punishments?'”
[Yusufali 37:54] (A voice) said: “Would ye like to look down?”
[Yusufali 37:55] He looked down and saw him in the midst of the Fire.
[Yusufali 37:56] He said: “By Allah! thou wast little short of bringing me to perdition!
[Yusufali 37:57] “Had it not been for the Grace of my Lord, I should certainly have been among those brought (there)!
[Yusufali 37:58] “Is it (the case) that we shall not die,
[Yusufali 37:59] “Except our first death, and that we shall not be punished?”
[Yusufali 37:60] Verily this is the supreme achievement!
[Yusufali 37:61] For the like of this let all strive, who wish to strive.
[Yusufali 37:62] Is that the better entertainment or the Tree of Zaqqum?
[Yusufali 37:63] For We have truly made it (as) a trial for the wrong-doers.
[Yusufali 37:64] For it is a tree that springs out of the bottom of Hell-Fire:
[Yusufali 37:65] The shoots of its fruit-stalks are like the heads of devils:
[Yusufali 37:66] Truly they will eat thereof and fill their bellies therewith.
[Yusufali 37:67] Then on top of that they will be given a mixture made of boiling water.
[Yusufali 37:68] Then shall their return be to the (Blazing) Fire.
[Yusufali 37:69] Truly they found their fathers on the wrong Path;
[Yusufali 37:70] So they (too) were rushed down on their footsteps!
[Yusufali 37:71] And truly before them, many of the ancients went astray;-
[Yusufali 37:72] But We sent aforetime, among them, (messengers) to admonish them;-
[Yusufali 37:73] Then see what was the end of those who were admonished (but heeded not),-
[Yusufali 37:74] Except the sincere (and devoted) Servants of Allah.
[Yusufali 37:75] (In the days of old), Noah cried to Us, and We are the best to hear prayer.
[Yusufali 37:76] And We delivered him and his people from the Great Calamity,
[Yusufali 37:77] And made his progeny to endure (on this earth);
[Yusufali 37:78] And We left (this blessing) for him among generations to come in later times:
[Yusufali 37:79] “Peace and salutation to Noah among the nations!”
[Yusufali 37:80] Thus indeed do we reward those who do right.
[Yusufali 37:81] For he was one of our believing Servants.
[Yusufali 37:82] Then the rest we overwhelmed in the Flood.
[Yusufali 37:83] Verily among those who followed his Way was Abraham.
[Yusufali 37:84] Behold! he approached his Lord with a sound heart.
[Yusufali 37:85] Behold! he said to his father and to his people, “What is that which ye worship?
[Yusufali 37:86] “Is it a falsehood- gods other than Allah- that ye desire?
[Yusufali 37:87] “Then what is your idea about the Lord of the worlds?”
[Yusufali 37:88] Then did he cast a glance at the Stars.
[Yusufali 37:89] And he said, “I am indeed sick (at heart)!”
[Yusufali 37:90] So they turned away from him, and departed.
[Yusufali 37:91] Then did he turn to their gods and said, “will ye not eat (of the offerings before you)?…
[Yusufali 37:92] “What is the matter with you that ye speak not (intelligently)?”
[Yusufali 37:93] Then did he turn upon them, striking (them) with the right hand.
[Yusufali 37:94] Then came (the worshippers) with hurried steps, and faced (him).
[Yusufali 37:95] He said: “Worship ye that which ye have (yourselves) carved?
[Yusufali 37:96] “But Allah has created you and your handwork!”
[Yusufali 37:97] They said, “Build him a furnace, and throw him into the blazing fire!”
[Yusufali 37:98] (This failing), they then sought a stratagem against him, but We made them the ones most humiliated!
[Yusufali 37:99] He said: “I will go to my Lord! He will surely guide me!
[Yusufali 37:100] “O my Lord! Grant me a righteous (son)!”
[Yusufali 37:101] So We gave him the good news of a boy ready to suffer and forbear.
[Yusufali 37:102] Then, when (the son) reached (the age of) (serious) work with him, he said: “O my son! I see in vision that I offer thee in sacrifice: Now see what is thy view!” (The son) said: “O my father! Do as thou art commanded: thou will find me, if Allah so wills one practising Patience and Constancy!”
[Yusufali 37:103] So when they had both submitted their wills (to Allah), and he had laid him prostrate on his forehead (for sacrifice),
[Yusufali 37:104] We called out to him “O Abraham!
[Yusufali 37:105] “Thou hast already fulfilled the vision!” – thus indeed do We reward those who do right.
[Yusufali 37:106] For this was obviously a trial-
[Yusufali 37:107] And We ransomed him with a momentous sacrifice:
[Yusufali 37:108] And We left (this blessing) for him among generations (to come) in later times:
[Yusufali 37:109] “Peace and salutation to Abraham!”
[Yusufali 37:110] Thus indeed do We reward those who do right.
[Yusufali 37:111] For he was one of our believing Servants.
[Yusufali 37:112] And We gave him the good news of Isaac – a prophet,- one of the Righteous.
[Yusufali 37:113] We blessed him and Isaac: but of their progeny are (some) that do right, and (some) that obviously do wrong, to their own souls.
[Yusufali 37:114] Again (of old) We bestowed Our favour on Moses and Aaron,
[Yusufali 37:115] And We delivered them and their people from (their) Great Calamity;
[Yusufali 37:116] And We helped them, so they overcame (their troubles);
[Yusufali 37:117] And We gave them the Book which helps to make things clear;
[Yusufali 37:118] And We guided them to the Straight Way.
[Yusufali 37:119] And We left (this blessing) for them among generations (to come) in later times:
[Yusufali 37:120] “Peace and salutation to Moses and Aaron!”
[Yusufali 37:121] Thus indeed do We reward those who do right.
[Yusufali 37:122] For they were two of our believing Servants.
[Yusufali 37:123] So also was Elias among those sent (by Us).
[Yusufali 37:124] Behold, he said to his people, “Will ye not fear (Allah)?
[Yusufali 37:125] “Will ye call upon Baal and forsake the Best of Creators,-
[Yusufali 37:126] “Allah, your Lord and Cherisher and the Lord and Cherisher of your fathers of old?”
[Yusufali 37:127] But they rejected him, and they will certainly be called up (for punishment),-
[Yusufali 37:128] Except the sincere and devoted Servants of Allah (among them).
[Yusufali 37:129] And We left (this blessing) for him among generations (to come) in later times:
[Yusufali 37:130] “Peace and salutation to such as Elias!”
[Yusufali 37:131] Thus indeed do We reward those who do right.
[Yusufali 37:132] For he was one of our believing Servants.
[Yusufali 37:133] So also was Lut among those sent (by Us).
[Yusufali 37:134] Behold, We delivered him and his adherents, all
[Yusufali 37:135] Except an old woman who was among those who lagged behind:
[Yusufali 37:136] Then We destroyed the rest.
[Yusufali 37:137] Verily, ye pass by their (sites), by day-
[Yusufali 37:138] And by night: will ye not understand?
[Yusufali 37:139] So also was Jonah among those sent (by Us).
[Yusufali 37:140] When he ran away (like a slave from captivity) to the ship (fully) laden,
[Yusufali 37:141] He (agreed to) cast lots, and he was condemned:
[Yusufali 37:142] Then the big Fish did swallow him, and he had done acts worthy of blame.
[Yusufali 37:143] Had it not been that he (repented and) glorified Allah,
[Yusufali 37:144] He would certainly have remained inside the Fish till the Day of Resurrection.
[Yusufali 37:145] But We cast him forth on the naked shore in a state of sickness,
[Yusufali 37:146] And We caused to grow, over him, a spreading plant of the gourd kind.
[Yusufali 37:147] And We sent him (on a mission) to a hundred thousand (men) or more.
[Yusufali 37:148] And they believed; so We permitted them to enjoy (their life) for a while.
[Yusufali 37:149] Now ask them their opinion: Is it that thy Lord has (only) daughters, and they have sons?-
[Yusufali 37:150] Or that We created the angels female, and they are witnesses (thereto)?
[Yusufali 37:151] Is it not that they say, from their own invention,
[Yusufali 37:152] “Allah has begotten children”? but they are liars!
[Yusufali 37:153] Did He (then) choose daughters rather than sons?
[Yusufali 37:154] What is the matter with you? How judge ye?
[Yusufali 37:155] Will ye not then receive admonition?
[Yusufali 37:156] Or have ye an authority manifest?
[Yusufali 37:157] Then bring ye your Book (of authority) if ye be truthful!
[Yusufali 37:158] And they have invented a blood-relationship between Him and the Jinns: but the Jinns know (quite well) that they have indeed to appear (before his Judgment-Seat)!
[Yusufali 37:159] Glory to Allah! (He is free) from the things they ascribe (to Him)!
[Yusufali 37:160] Not (so do) the Servants of Allah, sincere and devoted.
[Yusufali 37:161] For, verily, neither ye nor those ye worship-
[Yusufali 37:162] Can lead (any) into temptation concerning Allah,
[Yusufali 37:163] Except such as are (themselves) going to the blazing Fire!
[Yusufali 37:164] (Those ranged in ranks say): “Not one of us but has a place appointed;
[Yusufali 37:165] “And we are verily ranged in ranks (for service);
[Yusufali 37:166] “And we are verily those who declare (Allah’s) glory!”
[Yusufali 37:167] And there were those who said,
[Yusufali 37:168] “If only we had had before us a Message from those of old,
[Yusufali 37:169] “We should certainly have been Servants of Allah, sincere (and devoted)!”
[Yusufali 37:170] But (now that the Qur’an has come), they reject it: But soon will they know!
[Yusufali 37:171] Already has Our Word been passed before (this) to our Servants sent (by Us),
[Yusufali 37:172] That they would certainly be assisted,
[Yusufali 37:173] And that Our forces,- they surely must conquer.
[Yusufali 37:174] So turn thou away from them for a little while,
[Yusufali 37:175] And watch them (how they fare), and they soon shall see (how thou farest)!
[Yusufali 37:176] Do they wish (indeed) to hurry on our Punishment?
[Yusufali 37:177] But when it descends into the open space before them, evil will be the morning for those who were warned (and heeded not)!
[Yusufali 37:178] So turn thou away from them for a little while,
[Yusufali 37:179] And watch (how they fare) and they soon shall see (how thou farest)!
[Yusufali 37:180] Glory to thy Lord, the Lord of Honour and Power! (He is free) from what they ascribe (to Him)!
[Yusufali 37:181] And Peace on the messengers!
[Yusufali 37:182] And Praise to Allah, the Lord and Cherisher of the Worlds.
[Yusufali 37:1] By those who range themselves in ranks,