Surah 51 - Al Dhariyat THE WINDS THAT SCATTER

051.001 By the (Winds) that scatter broadcast;

051.002 And those that lift and bear away heavy weights;

051.003 And those that flow with ease and gentleness;

051.004 And those that distribute and apportion by Command;-

051.005 Verily that which ye are promised is true;

051.006 And verily Judgment and Justice must indeed come to pass.

051.007 By the Sky with (its) numerous Paths,

051.008 Truly ye are in a doctrine discordant,

051.009 Through which are deluded (away from the Truth) such as would be deluded.

051.010 Woe to the falsehood-mongers,-

051.011 Those who (flounder) heedless in a flood of confusion:

051.012 They ask, "When will be the Day of Judgment and Justice?"

051.013 (It will be) a Day when they will be tried (and tested) over the Fire!

051.014 "Taste ye your trial! This is what ye used to ask to be hastened!"

051.015 As to the Righteous, they will be in the midst of Gardens and Springs,

051.016 Taking joy in the things which their Lord gives them, because, before then, they lived a good life.

051.017 They were in the habit of sleeping but little by night,

051.018 And in the hours of early dawn, they (were found) praying for Forgiveness;

051.019 And in their wealth and possessions (was remembered) the right of the (needy,) him who asked, and him who (for some reason) was prevented (from asking).

051.020 On the earth are signs for those of assured Faith,

051.021 As also in your own selves: Will ye not then see?

051.022 And in heaven is your Sustenance, as (also) that which ye are promised.

051.023 Then, by the Lord of heaven and earth, this is the very Truth, as much as the fact that ye can speak intelligently to each other.

051.024 Has the story reached thee, of the honoured guests of Abraham?

051.025 Behold, they entered his presence, and said: "Peace!" He said, "Peace!" (and thought, "These seem) unusual people."

051.026 Then he turned quickly to his household, brought out a fatted calf,

051.027 And placed it before them.. he said, "Will ye not eat?"

051.028 (When they did not eat), He conceived a fear of them. They said, "Fear not," and they gave him glad tidings of a son endowed with knowledge.

051.029 But his wife came forward (laughing) aloud: she smote her forehead and said: "A barren old woman!"

051.030 They said, "Even so has thy Lord spoken: and He is full of Wisdom and Knowledge."

051.031 (Abraham) said: "And what, O ye Messengers, is your errand (now)?"

051.032 They said, "We have been sent to a people (deep) in sin;-

051.033 "To bring on, on them, (a shower of) stones of clay (brimstone),

051.034 "Marked as from thy Lord for those who trespass beyond bounds."

051.035 Then We evacuated those of the Believers who were there,

051.036 But We found not there any just (Muslim) persons except in one house:

051.037 And We left there a Sign for such as fear the Grievous Penalty.

051.038 And in Moses (was another Sign): Behold, We sent him to Pharaoh, with authority manifest.

051.039 But (Pharaoh) turned back with his Chiefs, and said, "A sorcerer, or one possessed!"

051.040 So We took him and his forces, and threw them into the sea; and his was the blame.

051.041 And in the 'Ad (people) (was another Sign): Behold, We sent against them the devastating Wind:

051.042 It left nothing whatever that it came up against, but reduced it to ruin and rottenness.

051.043 And in the Thamud (was another Sign): Behold, they were told, "Enjoy (your brief day) for a little while!"

051.044 But they insolently defied the Command of their Lord: So the stunning noise (of an earthquake) seized them, even while they were looking on.

051.045 Then they could not even stand (on their feet), nor could they help themselves.

051.046 So were the People of Noah before them for they wickedly transgressed.

051.047 With power and skill did We construct the Firmament: for it is We Who create the vastness of pace.

051.048 And We have spread out the (spacious) earth: How excellently We do spread out!

051.049 And of every thing We have created pairs: That ye may receive instruction.

051.050 Hasten ye then (at once) to God: I am from Him a Warner to you, clear and open!

051.051 And make not another an object of worship with God: I am from Him a Warner to you, clear and open!

051.052 Similarly, no messenger came to the Peoples before them, but they said (of him) in like manner, "A sorcerer, or one possessed"!

051.053 Is this the legacy they have transmitted, one to another? Nay, they are themselves a people transgressing beyond bounds!

051.054 So turn away from them: not thine is the blame.

051.055 But teach (thy Message) for teaching benefits the Believers.

051.056 I have only created Jinns and men, that they may serve Me.

051.057 No Sustenance do I require of them, nor do I require that they should feed Me.

051.058 For God is He Who gives (all) Sustenance,- Lord of Power,- Steadfast (for ever).

051.059 For the Wrong-doers, their portion is like unto the portion of their fellows (of earlier generations): then let them not ask Me to hasten (that portion)!

051.060 Woe, then, to the Unbelievers, on account of that Day of theirs which they have been promised!

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