Quran

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26:1 - Ta. Sin. Mim.

26:2 - These are revelations of the Scripture that maketh plain.

26:3 - It may be that thou tormentest thyself (O Muhammad) because they believe not.

26:4 - If We will, We can send down on them from the sky a portent so that their necks would remain bowed before it.

26:5 - Never cometh there unto them a fresh reminder from the Beneficent One, but they turn away from it.

26:6 - Now they have denied (the Truth); but there will come unto them tidings of that whereat they used to scoff.

26:7 - Have they not seen the earth, how much of every fruitful kind We make to grow therein?

26:8 - Lo! herein is indeed a portent; yet most of them are not believers.

26:9 - And lo! thy Lord! He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.

26:10 - And when thy Lord called Moses, saying: Go unto the wrongdoing folk,

26:11 - The folk of Pharaoh. Will they not ward off (evil)?

26:12 - He said: My Lord! Lo! I fear that they will deny me,

26:13 - And I shall be embarrassed, and my tongue will not speak plainly, therefor send for Aaron (to help me).

26:14 - And they have a crime against me, so I fear that they will kill me.

26:15 - He said: Nay, verily. So go ye twain with Our tokens. Lo! We shall be with you, Hearing.

26:16 - And come together unto Pharaoh and say: Lo! we bear a message of the Lord of the Worlds,

26:17 - (Saying): Let the Children of Israel go with us.

26:18 - (Pharaoh) said (unto Moses): Did we not rear thee among us as a child? And thou didst dwell many years of thy life among us,

26:19 - And thou didst that thy deed which thou didst, and thou wast one of the ingrates.

26:20 - He said: I did it then, when I was of those who are astray.

26:21 - Then I fled from you when I feared you, and my Lord vouchsafed me a command and appointed me (of the number) of those sent (by Him).

26:22 - And this is the past favour wherewith thou reproachest me: that thou hast enslaved the Children of Israel.

26:23 - Pharaoh said: And what is the Lord of the Worlds?

26:24 - (Moses) said: Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, if ye had but sure belief.

26:25 - (Pharaoh) said unto those around him: Hear ye not?

26:26 - He said: Your Lord and the Lord of your fathers.

26:27 - (Pharaoh) said: Lo! your messenger who hath been sent unto you is indeed a madman!

26:28 - He said: Lord of the East and the West and all that is between them, if ye did but understand.

26:29 - (Pharaoh) said: If thou choosest a god other than me, I assuredly shall place thee among the prisoners.

26:30 - He said: Even though I show thee something plain?

26:31 - (Pharaoh) said: Produce it then, if thou art of the truthful!

26:32 - Then he flung down his staff and it became a serpent manifest,

26:33 - And he drew forth his hand and lo! it was white to the beholders.

26:34 - (Pharaoh) said unto the chiefs about him: Lo! this is verily a knowing wizard,

26:35 - Who would drive you out of your land by his magic. Now what counsel ye?

26:36 - They said: Put him off, (him) and his brother, and send into the cities summoners

26:37 - Who shall bring unto thee every knowing wizard.

26:38 - So the wizards were gathered together at a set time on a day appointed.

26:39 - And it was said unto the people: Are ye (also) gathering?

26:40 - (They said): Aye, so that we may follow the wizards if they are the winners.

26:41 - And when the wizards came they said unto Pharaoh: Will there surely be a reward for us if we are the winners?

26:42 - He said: Aye, and ye will then surely be of those brought near (to me).

26:43 - Moses said unto them: Throw what ye are going to throw!

26:44 - Then they threw down their cords and their staves and said: By Pharaoh's might, lo! we verily are the winners.

26:45 - Then Moses threw his staff and lo! it swallowed that which they did falsely show.

26:46 - And the wizards were flung prostrate,

26:47 - Crying: We believe in the Lord of the Worlds,

26:48 - The Lord of Moses and Aaron.

26:49 - (Pharaoh) said: Ye put your faith in him before I give you leave. Lo! he doubtless is your chief who taught you magic! But verily ye shall come to know. Verily I will cut off your hands and your feet alternately, and verily I will crucify you every one.

26:50 - They said: It is no hurt, for lo! unto our Lord we shall return.

26:51 - Lo! we ardently hope that our Lord will forgive us our sins because we are the first of the believers.

26:52 - And We inspired Moses, saying: Take away My slaves by night, for ye will be pursued.

26:53 - Then Pharaoh sent into the cities summoners,

26:54 - (Who said): Lo! these indeed are but a little troop,

26:55 - And lo! they are offenders against us.

26:56 - And lo! we are a ready host.

26:57 - Thus did We take them away from gardens and watersprings,

26:58 - And treasures and a fair estate.

26:59 - Thus (were those things taken from them) and We caused the Children of Israel to inherit them.

26:60 - And they overtook them at sunrise.

26:61 - And when the two hosts saw each other, those with Moses said: Lo! we are indeed caught.

26:62 - He said: Nay, verily! for lo! my Lord is with me. He will guide me.

26:63 - Then We inspired Moses, saying: Smite the sea with thy staff. And it parted, and each part was as a mountain vast.

26:64 - Then brought We near the others to that place.

26:65 - And We saved Moses and those with him, every one;

26:66 - And We drowned the others.

26:67 - Lo! herein is indeed a portent, yet most of them are not believers.

26:68 - And lo, thy Lord! He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.

26:69 - Recite unto them the story of Abraham:

26:70 - When he said unto his father and his folk: What worship ye?

26:71 - They said: We worship idols, and are ever devoted unto them.

26:72 - He said: Do they hear you when ye cry?

26:73 - Or do they benefit or harm you?

26:74 - They said: Nay, but we found our fathers acting on this wise.

26:75 - He said: See now that which ye worship,

26:76 - Ye and your forefathers!

26:77 - Lo! they are (all) an enemy unto me, save the Lord of the Worlds,

26:78 - Who created me, and He doth guide me,

26:79 - And Who feedeth me and watereth me.

26:80 - And when I sicken, then He healeth me,

26:81 - And Who causeth me to die, then giveth me life (again),

26:82 - And Who, I ardently hope, will forgive me my sin on the Day of Judgment.

26:83 - My Lord! Vouchsafe me wisdom and unite me to the righteous.

26:84 - And give unto me a good report in later generations.

26:85 - And place me among the inheritors of the Garden of Delight,

26:86 - And forgive my father. Lo! he is of those who err.

26:87 - And abase me not on the day when they are raised,

26:88 - The day when wealth and sons avail not (any man)

26:89 - Save him who bringeth unto Allah a whole heart.

26:90 - And the Garden will be brought nigh for those who ward off (evil).

26:91 - And hell will appear plainly to the erring.

26:92 - And it will be said unto them: Where is (all) that ye used to worship

26:93 - Instead of Allah? Can they help you or help themselves?

26:94 - Then will they be hurled therein, they and the seducers

26:95 - And the hosts of Iblis, together.

26:96 - And they will say, when they are quarrelling therein:

26:97 - By Allah, of a truth we were in error manifest

26:98 - When we made you equal with the Lord of the Worlds.

26:99 - It was but the guilty who misled us.

26:100 - Now we have no intercessors

26:101 - Nor any loving friend.

26:102 - Oh, that we had another turn (on earth), that we might be of the believers!

26:103 - Lo! herein is indeed a portent, yet most of them are not believers!

26:104 - And lo, thy Lord! He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.

26:105 - Noah's folk denied the messengers (of Allah),

26:106 - When their brother Noah said unto them: Will ye not ward off (evil)?

26:107 - Lo! I am a faithful messenger unto you,

26:108 - So keep your duty to Allah, and obey me.

26:109 - And I ask of you no wage therefor; my wage is the concern only of the Lord of the Worlds.

26:110 - So keep your duty to Allah, and obey me.

26:111 - They said: Shall we put faith in thee, when the lowest (of the people) follow thee?

26:112 - He said: And what knowledge have I of what they may have been doing (in the past)?

26:113 - Lo! their reckoning is my Lord's concern, if ye but knew;

26:114 - And I am not (here) to repulse believers.

26:115 - I am only a plain warner.

26:116 - They said: If thou cease not, O Noah, thou wilt surely be among those stoned (to death).

26:117 - He said: My Lord! Lo! my own folk deny me.

26:118 - Therefor judge Thou between us, a (conclusive) judgment, and save me and those believers who are with me.

26:119 - And We saved him and those with him in the laden ship.

26:120 - Then afterward We drowned the others.

26:121 - Lo! herein is indeed a portent, yet most of them are not believers.

26:122 - And lo, thy Lord, He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.

26:123 - (The tribe of) A'ad denied the messengers (of Allah).

26:124 - When their brother Hud said unto them: Will ye not ward off (evil)?

26:125 - Lo! I am a faithful messenger unto you,

26:126 - So keep your duty to Allah and obey me.

26:127 - And I ask of you no wage therefor; my wage is the concern only of the Lord of the Worlds.

26:128 - Build ye on every high place a monument for vain delight?

26:129 - And seek ye out strongholds, that haply ye may last for ever?

26:130 - And if ye seize by force, seize ye as tyrants?

26:131 - Rather keep your duty to Allah, and obey me.

26:132 - Keep your duty toward Him Who hath aided you with (the good things) that ye know,

26:133 - Hath aided you with cattle and sons.

26:134 - And gardens and watersprings.

26:135 - Lo! I fear for you the retribution of an awful day.

26:136 - They said: It is all one to us whether thou preachest or art not of those who preach;

26:137 - This is but a fable of the men of old,

26:138 - And we shall not be doomed.

26:139 - And they denied him; therefor We destroyed them. Lo! herein is indeed a portent, yet most of them are not believers.

26:140 - And lo! thy Lord, He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.

26:141 - (The tribe of) Thamud denied the messengers (of Allah)

26:142 - When their brother Salih said unto them: Will ye not ward off (evil)?

26:143 - Lo! I am a faithful messenger unto you,

26:144 - So keep your duty to Allah and obey me.

26:145 - And I ask of you no wage therefor; my wage is the concern only of the Lord of the Worlds.

26:146 - Will ye be left secure in that which is here before us,

26:147 - In gardens and watersprings.

26:148 - And tilled fields and heavy-sheathed palm-trees,

26:149 - Though ye hew out dwellings in the mountain, being skilful?

26:150 - Therefor keep your duty to Allah and obey me,

26:151 - And obey not the command of the prodigal,

26:152 - Who spread corruption in the earth, and reform not.

26:153 - They said: Thou art but one of the bewitched;

26:154 - Thou art but a mortal like us. So bring some token if thou art of the truthful.

26:155 - He said: (Behold) this she-camel. She hath the right to drink (at the well), and ye have the right to drink, (each) on an appointed day.

26:156 - And touch her not with ill lest there come on you the retribution of an awful day.

26:157 - But they hamstrung her, and then were penitent.

26:158 - So the retribution came on them. Lo! herein is indeed a portent, yet most of them are not believers.

26:159 - And lo! thy Lord! He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.

26:160 - The folk of Lot denied the messengers (of Allah),

26:161 - When their brother Lot said unto them: Will ye not ward off (evil)?

26:162 - Lo! I am a faithful messenger unto you,

26:163 - So keep your duty to Allah and obey me.

26:164 - And I ask of you no wage therefor; my wage is the concern only of the Lord of the Worlds.

26:165 - What! Of all creatures do ye come unto the males,

26:166 - And leave the wives your Lord created for you? Nay, but ye are froward folk.

26:167 - They said: If thou cease not, O Lot, thou wilt soon be of the outcast.

26:168 - He said: I am in truth of those who hate your conduct.

26:169 - My Lord! Save me and my household from what they do.

26:170 - So We saved him and his household, every one,

26:171 - Save an old woman among those who stayed behind.

26:172 - Then afterward We destroyed the others.

26:173 - And We rained on them a rain. And dreadful is the rain of those who have been warned.

26:174 - Lo! herein is indeed a portent, yet most of them are not believers.

26:175 - And lo! thy Lord, He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.

26:176 - The dwellers in the wood (of Midian) denied the messengers (of Allah),

26:177 - When Shu'eyb said unto them: Will ye not ward off (evil)?

26:178 - Lo! I am a faithful messenger unto you,

26:179 - So keep your duty to Allah and obey me.

26:180 - And I ask of you no wage for it; my wage is the concern only of the Lord of the Worlds.

26:181 - Give full measure, and be not of those who give less (than the due).

26:182 - And weigh with the true balance.

26:183 - Wrong not mankind in their goods, and do not evil, making mischief, in the earth.

26:184 - And keep your duty unto Him Who created you and the generations of the men of old.

26:185 - They said: Thou art but one of the bewitched;

26:186 - Thou art but a mortal like us, and lo! we deem thee of the liars.

26:187 - Then make fragments of the heaven fall upon us, if thou art of the truthful.

26:188 - He said: My Lord is Best Aware of what ye do.

26:189 - But they denied him, so there came on them the retribution of the day of gloom. Lo! it was the retribution of an awful day.

26:190 - Lo! herein is indeed a portent; yet most of them are not believers.

26:191 - And lo! thy Lord! He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.

26:192 - And lo! it is a revelation of the Lord of the Worlds,

26:193 - Which the True Spirit hath brought down

26:194 - Upon thy heart, that thou mayst be (one) of the warners,

26:195 - In plain Arabic speech.

26:196 - And lo! it is in the Scriptures of the men of old.

26:197 - Is it not a token for them that the doctors of the Children of Israel know it?

26:198 - And if We had revealed it unto one of any other nation than the Arabs,

26:199 - And he had read it unto them, they would not have believed in it.

26:200 - Thus do We make it traverse the hearts of the guilty.

26:201 - They will not believe in it till they behold the painful doom,

26:202 - So that it will come upon them suddenly, when they perceive not.

26:203 - Then they will say: Are we to be reprieved?

26:204 - Would they (now) hasten on Our doom?

26:205 - Hast thou then seen, if We content them for (long) years,

26:206 - And then cometh that which they were promised,

26:207 - (How) that wherewith they were contented naught availeth them?

26:208 - And We destroyed no township but it had its warners

26:209 - For reminder, for We never were oppressors.

26:210 - The devils did not bring it down.

26:211 - It is not meet for them, nor is it in their power,

26:212 - Lo! verily they are banished from the hearing.

26:213 - Therefor invoke not with Allah another god, lest thou be one of the doomed.

26:214 - And warn thy tribe of near kindred,

26:215 - And lower thy wing (in kindness) unto those believers who follow thee.

26:216 - And if they (thy kinsfolk) disobey thee, say: Lo! I am innocent of what they do.

26:217 - And put thy trust in the Mighty, the Merciful.

26:218 - Who seeth thee when thou standest up (to pray)

26:219 - And (seeth) thine abasement among those who fall prostrate (in worship).

26:220 - Lo! He, only He, is the Hearer, the Knower.

26:221 - Shall I inform you upon whom the devils descend?

26:222 - They descend on every sinful, false one.

26:223 - They listen eagerly, but most of them are liars.

26:224 - As for poets, the erring follow them.

26:225 - Hast thou not seen how they stray in every valley,

26:226 - And how they say that which they do not?

26:227 - Save those who believe and do good works, and remember Allah much, and vindicate themselves after they have been wronged. Those who do wrong will come to know by what a (great) reverse they will be overturned!