In the Name of Allah (God) the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
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38. Surah Sad

In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.


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1. Sad. By the Qur'an full of admonition.
2. Verily those who disbelieve are in vainglory and shism.
3. How many a generation have We destroyed afore them, and they cried when there was not time of fleeing.
4. And they marvel that there should come Unto them a warner from among themselves. And the infidels say: this is a magician and a liar!
5. Maketh he the gods One God? Verily that is a thing astounding!
6. The chiefs among them departed saying: go, and persevere in your gods; verily this is a thing designed.
7. We heard not thereof in the later faith; this is naught but an invention.
8. Hath Unto him the admonition been sent down from amongst us! Yea! they are in doubt concerning My admonition. Yea! they have not yet tasted My torment.
9. Or, are with them the treasures of the mercy of thy Lord, the Bestower?
10. Or, is theirs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and that which is in-between the twain? If so, let them ascend by steps.
11. Here there is a host of the confederates only to be defeated.
12. Before them there have belied the people of Nuh and the 'Aad, and Fir'awn the owner of the stakes.
13. And the Thamud, and the people of Lut, and the dwellers of the wood; these were the confederates.
14. There was not one but belied the apostles, wherefore justified was My wrath.
15. And these wait but for one shout, wherefrom there will be no deferment.
16. And they say: our Lord! hasten our portion unto us before the Day of Reckoning
17. Bear thou with that which they say, and remember Our bondman, Da-ud, endured with strength; verily he was oft-returning onto Us.
18. Verily We so subjected the mountains that they should hallow Us with him at nightfall and sunrise.
19. And the birds also, gathering all oft-returning onto Him on his account.
20. And We made his dominion strong and vouchsafed him wisdom and decisive speech.
21. And hath the tidings of the contending parties reached thee, when they walled the apartment?
22. When they went in unto Da-ud, he was frightened at them. They said: fear not we are two contending parties; one of us hath oppressed the other, so judge between us with truth, and be not iniquitious, and guide us unto the even path.
23. Verily this my brother hath nine and ninety ewes while I have one ewe; and he saith: entrust it to me, and he hath prevailed upon me in speech.
24. Da-ud said: assuredly he hath wronged thee in demanding thine ewe in addition to his ewes, and verily many of the partners oppress each other save such as believe and work righteous works, and few are they. And Da-ud imagined that We had tried him; so he asked forgiveness of his Lord, and he fell down bowing and turned in penitence.
25. So We forgave him that; and verily for him is an approach with us, and a happy retreat.
26. O Da-ud! verily We have appointed thee a vicegerent in the earth, so judge between mankind with truth, and follow not desire, lest it cause thee to err from the path of Allah. Verily those who err from the path of Allah - Unto them shall be a severe torment, for they forgat the Day of Reckoning.
27. And We have not created the heaven and the earth and whatsoever is in-between the twain in vain." That is the opinion of those who disbelieve. And woe Unto those who disbelieve the Fire."
28. Shall We make those who believe and work righteous works I i ke Unto the corrupters in the earth; Or Shall We make the God-fearing like Unto the wicked!
29. This is a Book We have sent down Unto thee, blest, that they may ponder the revelations thereof, and that there may be admonished men of understanding.
30. And We vouchsafed Unto Da-ud Sulaiman. How excellent a bondman! I Verily he was oft-returning.'

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