In the name of Allah, the
Beneficent, the Merciful.
[36.1] Ya Seen.
[36.2] I swear by the Quran full of wisdom
[36.3] Most surely you are one of the apostles
[36.4] On a right way.
[36.5] A revelation of the Mighty, the Merciful.
[36.6] That you may warn a people whose fathers were not
warned, so they are heedless.
[36.7] Certainly the word has proved true of most of
them, so they do not believe.
[36.8] Surely We have placed chains on their necks, and
these reach up to their chins, so they have their heads raised
[36.9] And We have made before them a barrier and a
barrier behind them, then We have covered them over so that they
do not see.
[36.10] And it is alike to them whether you warn them or
warn them not: they do not believe.
[36.11] You can only warn him who follows the reminder
and fears the Beneficent God in secret; so announce to him
forgiveness and an honorable reward.
[36.12] Surely We give life to the dead, and We write
down what they have sent before and their footprints, and We
have recorded everything in a clear writing.
[36.13] And set out to them an example of the people of
the town, when the messengers came to it.
[36.14] When We sent to them two, they rejected both of
them, then We strengthened (them) with a third, so they said:
Surely we are messengers to you.
[36.15] They said: You are naught but mortals like
ourselves, nor has the Beneficent God revealed anything; you
[36.16] They said: Our Lord knows that we are most surely
messengers to you.
[36.17] And nothing devolves on us but a clear
deliverance (of the message).
[36.18] They said: Surely we augur evil from you; if you
do not desist, we will certainly stone you, and there shall
certainly afflict vou a painful chastisement from us.
[36.19] They said: Your evil fortune is with you; what!
if you are reminded! Nay, you are an extravagant people.
[36.20] And from the remote part of the city there came a
man running, he said: O my people! follow the messengers;
[36.21] Follow him who does not ask you for reward, and
they are the followers of the right course;
[36.22] And what reason have I that I should not serve
Him Who brought me into existence? And to Him you shall be
[36.23] What! shall I take besides Him gods whose
intercession, If the Beneficent God should desire to afflict me
with a harm, shall not avail me aught, nor shall they be able to
[36.24] In that case I shall most surely be in clear
[36.25] Surely I believe in your Lord, therefore hear me.
[36.26] It was said: Enter the garden. He said: O would
that my people had known
[36.27] Of that on account of which my Lord has forgiven
me and made me of the honored ones!
[36.28] And We did not send down upon his people after
him any hosts from heaven, nor do We ever send down.
[36.29] It was naught but a single cry, and lo! they were
[36.30] Alas for the servants! there comes not to them an
apostle but they mock at him.
[36.31] Do they not consider how many of the generations
have We destroyed before them, because they do not turn to them?
[36.32] And all of them shall surely be brought before
[36.33] And a sign to them is the dead earth: We give
life to it and bring forth from it grain SQ they eat of it.
[36.34] And We make therein gardens of palms and
grapevines and We make springs to flow forth in it,
[36.35] That they may eat of the fruit thereof, and their
hands did not make it; will they not then be grateful?
[36.36] Glory be to Him Who created pairs of all things,
of what the earth grows, and of their kind and of what they do
[36.37] And a sign to them is the night: We draw forth
from it the day, then lo! they are in the dark;
[36.38] And the sun runs on to a term appointed for it;
that is the ordinance of the Mighty, the Knowing.
[36.39] And (as for) the moon, We have ordained for it
stages till it becomes again as an old dry palm branch.
[36.40] Neither is it allowable to the sun that it should
overtake the moon, nor can the night outstrip the day; and all
float on in a sphere.
[36.41] And a sign to them is that We bear their
offspring in the laden ship.
[36.42] And We have created for them the like of it, what
they will ride on.
[36.43] And if We please, We can drown them, then there
shall be no succorer for them, nor shall they be rescued
[36.44] But (by) mercy from Us and for enjoyment till a
[36.45] And when it is said to them: Guard against what
is before you and what is behind you, that mercy may be had on
[36.46] And there comes not to them a communication of
the communications of their Lord but they turn aside from it.
[36.47] And when it is said to them: Spend out of what
Allah has given you, those who disbelieve say to those who
believe: Shall we feed him whom, if Allah please, He could feed?
You are in naught but clear error.
[36.48] And they say: When will this threat come to pass,
if you are truthful?
[36.49] They wait not for aught but a single cry which
will overtake them while they yet contend with one another.
[36.50] So they shall not be able to make a bequest, nor
shall they return to their families.
[36.51] And the trumpet shall be blown, when lo ! from
their graves they shall hasten on to their Lord.
[36.52] They shall say: O woe to us! who has raised us up
from our sleeping-place? This is what the Beneficent God
promised and the apostles told the truth.
[36.53] There would be naught but a single cry, when lo !
they shall all be brought before Us;
[36.54] So this day no soul shall be dealt with unjustly
in the least; and you shall not be rewarded aught but that which
[36.55] Surely the dwellers of the garden shall on that
day be in an occupation quite happy.
[36.56] They and their wives shall be in shades,
reclining on raised couches.
[36.57] They shall have fruits therein, and they shall
have whatever they desire.
[36.58] Peace: a word from a Merciful Lord.
[36.59] And get aside today, O guilty ones!
[36.60] Did I not charge you, O children of Adam ! that
you should not serve the Shaitan? Surely he is your open enemy,
[36.61] And that you should serve Me; this is the right
[36.62] And certainly he led astray numerous people from
among you. What! could you not then understand?
[36.63] This is the hell with which you were threatened.
[36.64] Enter into it this day because you disbelieved.
[36.65] On that day We will set a seal upon their mouths,
and their hands shall speak to Us, and their feet shall bear
witness of what they earned.
[36.66] And if We please We would certainly put out their
eyes, then they would run about groping for the way, but how
should they see?
[36.67] And if We please We would surely transform them
in their place, then they would not be able to go on, nor will
[36.68] And whomsoever We cause to live long, We reduce
(him) to an abject state in constitution; do they not then
[36.69] And We have not taught him poetry, nor is it meet
for him; it is nothing but a reminder and a plain Quran,
[36.70] That it may warn him who would have life, and
(that) the word may prove true against the unbelievers.
[36.71] Do they not see that We have created cattle for
them, out of what Our hands have wrought, so they are their
[36.72] And We have subjected them to them, so some of
them they have to ride upon, and some of them they eat.
[36.73] And therein they have advantages and drinks; will
they not then be grateful?
[36.74] And they have taken gods besides Allah that they
may be helped.
[36.75] (But) they shall not be able to assist them, and
they shall be a host brought up before them.
[36.76] Therefore let not their speech grieve you; surely
We know what they do in secret and what they do openly.
[36.77] Does not man see that We have created him from
the small seed? Then lo! he is an open disputant.
[36.78] And he strikes out a likeness for Us and forgets
his own creation. Says he: Who will give life to the bones when
they are rotten?
[36.79] Say: He will give life to them Who brought them
into existence at first, and He is cognizant of all creation
[36.80] He Who has made for you the fire (to burn) from
the green tree, so that with it you kindle (fire).
[36.81] Is not He Who created the heavens and the earth
able to create the like of them? Yea! and He is the Creator (of
all), the Knower.
[36.82] His command, when He intends anything, is only to
say to it: Be, so it is.
[36.83] Therefore glory be to Him in Whose hand is the
kingdom of all things, and to Him you shall be brought back.