Yaseen – YaSeenApril 16, 2012
In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful
[36.2] By the Wise Koran,
[36.3] you (Prophet Muhammad) are truly among the Messengers sent
[36.4] upon a Straight Path.
[36.5] The sending down of the Mighty, the Most Merciful
[36.6] so that you may warn a people whose fathers were not warned, and so were heedless.
[36.7] The Phrase has become obligatory upon most of them, yet they do not believe.
[36.8] We have bound their necks with fetters up to their chin, so that their heads are raised and cannot be lowered.
[36.9] We have set a barrier before them and a barrier behind them, and, We have covered them so that they do not see.
[36.10] It is the same whether you have warned them or you have not warned them, they do not believe.
[36.11] You only warn he who follows the Remembrance and fears the Merciful in the Unseen. Give to him glad tidings of forgiveness and a generous wage.
[36.12] Surely, it is We who revive the dead and write down what they have forwarded and what they have left behind; We have counted everything in a Clear Book.
[36.13] Give to them a parable; to the people of the village there came Messengers,
[36.14] We sent to them two, but they belied them so We reinforced them with a third. They said: ‘We have surely been sent as Messengers to you.’
[36.15] But they said: ‘You are only humans like ourselves. The Merciful has not sent down anything, your speech is but lies!’
[36.16] They said: ‘Our Lord knows that we are Messengers to you.
[36.17] And it is only for us to deliver a Clear Message.’
[36.18] They answered: ‘We predict evil of you. If you do not desist, we will stone you and a painful punishment from us will befall you.’
[36.19] They said: ‘Your prediction is with you, if you are reminded. Surely, you are but a wayward nation.’
[36.20] Then, a man came running from the furthest part of the village ‘My nation,’ he said, ‘follow the Messengers,
[36.21] follow those who ask no wage of you and are rightly guided.
[36.22] Why should I not worship Him who has originated me and to whom you shall all be returned?
[36.23] What, shall I take, other than Him, gods whose intercession, if the Merciful desires to afflict me, cannot help me at all, and they will never save me?
[36.24] Surely, I should then be in clear error.
[36.25] I believe in your Lord, so hear me.’
[36.26] It was said (to him): ‘Enter Paradise,’ and he said: ‘Would that my people knew
[36.27] that my Lord has forgiven me, and caused me to be amongst the receivers of generosity.’
[36.28] And We did not send down to his nation after him any army from heaven, neither would We send any down.
[36.29] It was only one Shout and they were silent, still.
[36.30] Woe, for those (unbelieving) worshipers! They mocked every Messenger that came to them.
[36.31] Have they not seen how many generations We destroyed before them? They shall never return to them,
[36.32] all shall be arraigned before Us.
[36.33] The dead land is a sign for them. We revive it, and from it produce grain from which they eat.
[36.34] And there We made gardens of palms and vines, and in it We caused fountains to gush forth,
[36.35] so that they might eat of its fruit and the labor of their hands. Will they not give thanks?
[36.36] Exaltations to Him who created pairs of all the things the earth produces and of themselves, and that of which they have no knowledge.
[36.37] A sign for them is the night. From it We withdraw the day and they are in darkness.
[36.38] The sun runs to its fixed resting-place; that is the decree of the Almighty, the Knower.
[36.39] And the moon, We have determined it in phases till it returns like an old palm-branch.
[36.40] The sun shall not outstrip the moon, nor shall the night outstrip the day. Each is floating in an orbit.
[36.41] And a sign for them is that We carried their offspring in the laden Ark (of Noah).
[36.42] And We have created for them the like of it in which they board.
[36.43] We drown them if We will, then they have none to cry to, nor can they be saved,
[36.44] except through Our Mercy and as enjoyment for awhile.
[36.45] When it is said to them: ‘Have fear of that which is before you and behind you in order that you find mercy.’
[36.46] Yet there never comes to them any sign of their Lord’s signs, but they turn away from it.
[36.47] And when it is said to them: ‘Spend of that which Allah has given you,’ the unbelievers say to the believers: ‘Are we to feed those whom Allah can feed if He chooses? Surely, you are only in clear error.’
[36.48] They also say: ‘When will this promise be, if what you say is true?’
[36.49] They await but one Shout, which will seize them while they dispute.
[36.50] Then they will be unable to make a will, nor shall they return to their kinsmen.
[36.51] And the Horn is blown, and, from the graves they rush forth to their Lord.
[36.52] ‘Woe for us!’ they will say. ‘Who has roused us from our sleeping-place? This is what the Merciful promised; the Messengers have spoken the truth!’
[36.53] And it is but one Shout and they are all arraigned before Us.
[36.54] Today, no soul shall be wronged a thing. You shall not be recompensed except according to your deeds.
[36.55] Indeed, the companions of the Garden are this Day busy in their rejoicing.
[36.56] Together with their spouses, they shall recline on couches in the shade.
[36.57] They shall have fruits and all that they call for.
[36.58] Peace, a saying from the Most Merciful Lord.
[36.59] (And He will say): ‘Distance yourselves, O sinners, this Day.
[36.60] Children of Adam, did I not make a covenant with you, that you should not worship satan – he is surely a clear enemy to you –
[36.61] and that you worship Me? Surely, that is the Straight Path.
[36.62] Yet he has led many a host of you astray, did you not understand?
[36.63] This, then is Gehenna (Hell), that which you were promised.
[36.64] Roast well therein this Day for you were unbelievers.’
[36.65] This Day We set a seal on their mouths and their hands speak to Us, and their feet will testify to their earnings.
[36.66] Had it been Our will We would have obliterated their sight so that they raced to the Path. But, how would they see?
[36.67] Had it been Our will We would have transmuted them (into monkeys, pigs and stones) where they were, so that they could neither go forward nor yet return.
[36.68] To whoever We give a long life We make him stoop. Do they not understand?
[36.69] We have not taught him (Prophet Muhammad) poetry, nor does it become him. This is only a Remembrance and a Clear Holy Reading (Koran)
[36.70] that he may warn the living, and so that Judgement may be passed against the unbelievers.
[36.71] Have they not seen how We have created for them the cattle they master with Our Hands?
[36.72] We have subdued these to them, and some of them they ride and some of them they eat;
[36.73] they also have other uses in them and drinks. What, will they not give thanks!
[36.74] And yet they have taken gods, other than Allah, so that they might helped!
[36.75] They cannot help them, for them (the so-called) army are brought (with them to Hell).
[36.76] So do not let their sayings grieve you. Surely, We have knowledge of what they hide and all that they reveal.
[36.77] Has the human not seen how We created him from a drop (of sperm)? Yet he is a clear opponent.
[36.78] And he has struck for Us a parable, and forgotten his own creation. He asks: ‘Who will quicken the bones after they have decayed?’
[36.79] Say: ‘He will quicken them who originated them the first time; He has knowledge of every creation;
[36.80] who has made fire for you from the green tree with which you kindle.’
[36.81] Is He who created the heavens and the earth unable to create their like? Yes, indeed, He is the Creator, the Knower.
[36.82] When He wills a thing, His command is to say to it ‘Be’, and it is!
[36.83] Exaltations to Him in whose Hand is the Kingdom of all things, and to Him you will be returned.