Adh-Dhariyat - The Winnowing Winds - Meccan

  1. In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

  2. 51:1 By the (Winds) that scatter broadcast;

  3. 51:2 And those that lift and bear away heavy weights;

  4. 51:3 And those that flow with ease and gentleness;

  5. 51:4 And those that distribute and apportion by Command;-

  6. 51:5 Verily that which ye are promised is true;

  7. 51:6 And verily Judgment and Justice must indeed come to pass.

  8. 51:7 By the Sky with (its) numerous Paths,

  9. 51:8 Truly ye are in a doctrine discordant,

  10. 51:9 Through which are deluded (away from the Truth) such as would be deluded.

  11. 51:10 Woe to the falsehood-mongers,-

  12. 51:11 Those who (flounder) heedless in a flood of confusion:

  13. 51:12 They ask, "When will be the Day of Judgment and Justice?"

  14. 51:13 (It will be) a Day when they will be tried (and tested) over the Fire!

  15. 51:14 "Taste ye your trial! This is what ye used to ask to be hastened!"

  16. 51:15 As to the Righteous, they will be in the midst of Gardens and Springs,

  17. 51:16 Taking joy in the things which their Lord gives them, because, before then, they lived a good life.

  18. 51:17 They were in the habit of sleeping but little by night,

  19. 51:18 And in the hour of early dawn, they (were found) praying for Forgiveness;

  20. 51:19 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).

  21. 51:20 On the earth are signs for those of assured Faith,

  22. 51:21 As also in your own selves: Will ye not then see?

  23. 51:22 And in heaven is your Sustenance, as (also) that which ye are promised.

  24. 51:23 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.

  25. 51:24 Has the story reached thee, of the honoured guests of Abraham?

  26. 51:25 Behold, they entered his presence, and said: "Peace!" He said, "Peace!" (and thought, "These seem) unusual people."

  27. 51:26 Then he turned quickly to his household, brought out a fatted calf,

  28. 51:27 And placed it before them.. he said, "Will ye not eat?"

  29. 51:28 (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.

  30. 51:29 But his wife came forward (laughing) aloud: she smote her forehead and said: "A barren old woman!"

  31. 51:30 They said, "Even so has thy Lord spoken: and He is full of Wisdom and Knowledge."

  32. 51:31 (Abraham) said: "And what, O ye Messengers, is your errand (now)?"

  33. 51:32 They said, "We have been sent to a people (deep) in sin;-

  34. 51:33 "To bring on, on them, (a shower of) stones of clay (brimstone),

  35. 51:34 "Marked as from thy Lord for those who trespass beyond bounds."

  36. 51:35 Then We evacuated those of the Believers who were there,

  37. 51:36 But We found not there any just (Muslim) persons except in one house:

  38. 51:37 And We left there a Sign for such as fear the Grievous Penalty.

  39. 51:38 And in Moses (was another Sign): Behold, We sent him to Pharaoh, with authority manifest.

  40. 51:39 But (Pharaoh) turned back with his Chiefs, and said, "A sorcerer, or one possessed!"

  41. 51:40 So We took him and his forces, and threw them into the sea; and his was the blame.

  42. 51:41 And in the 'Ad (people) (was another Sign): Behold, We sent against them the devastating Wind:

  43. 51:42 It left nothing whatever that it came up against, but reduced it to ruin and rottenness.

  44. 51:43 And in the Thamud (was another Sign): Behold, they were told, "Enjoy (your brief day) for a little while!"

  45. 51:44 But they insolently defied the Command of their Lord: So the stunning noise (of an earthquake) seized them, even while they were looking on.

  46. 51:45 Then they could not even stand (on their feet), nor could they help themselves.

  47. 51:46 So were the People of Noah before them for they wickedly transgressed.

  48. 51:47 With power and skill did We construct the Firmament: for it is We Who create the vastness of pace.

  49. 51:48 And We have spread out the (spacious) earth: How excellently We do spread out!

  50. 51:49 And of every thing We have created pairs: That ye may receive instruction.

  51. 51:50 Hasten ye then (at once) to Allah: I am from Him a Warner to you, clear and open!

  52. 51:51 And make not another an object of worship with Allah: I am from Him a Warner to you, clear and open!

  53. 51:52 Similarly, no apostle came to the Peoples before them, but they said (of him) in like manner, "A sorcerer, or one possessed"!

  54. 51:53 Is this the legacy they have transmitted, one to another? Nay, they are themselves a people transgressing beyond bounds!

  55. 51:54 So turn away from them: not thine is the blame.

  56. 51:55 But teach (thy Message) for teaching benefits the Believers.

  57. 51:56 I have only created Jinns and men, that they may serve Me.

  58. 51:57 No Sustenance do I require of them, nor do I require that they should feed Me.

  59. 51:58 For Allah is He Who gives (all) Sustenance,- Lord of Power,- Steadfast (for ever).

  60. 51:59 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)!

  61. 51:60 Woe, then, to the Unbelievers, on account of that Day of theirs which they have been promised!