In the Name of Allah (God) the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
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68. Surah Al-Qalam (The Pen)

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


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1. Nun By the pen and by that which they inscribe.
2. Thou art nor, through the grace of thy Lord, mad.
3. And verily thine shall be a hire unending."
4. And verily thou art of a high and noble disposition.
5. Anon thou wilt see and they will see:
6. Which of you is afflicted with madness.
7. Verily thy Lord! He is the best Knower of him who strayeth from His path, and He is the best Knower of the guided one,
8. Wherefore obey not thou the beliers.
9. Fain would they that thou shouldst be pliant, so that they will be pliant.
10. And obey not: thou any swearer ignominous.
11. A defamer, spreader abroad of slander.
12. Hinderer of the good, trespasser; sinner.
13. Gross, and therewithal ignoble-
14. Because he is owner of riches and children.
15. When Our revelations are rehearsed Unto him, he saith: fables of the ancients.
16. Anon We shall brand him on snout.
17. Verily We! We have proved them even as We proved the fellows of a garden when they swarethat they would surely reap it in the morning.
18. And they made not the exception.
19. Wherefore an encircling visitation visited it even as they slept on.
20. Then in the morning it became as though it had been reaped.
21. Then they cried out Unto each other in the morning,
22. Saying: go out betimes to your tilth if ye would reap.
23. So they went off speaking to each other in a low voice:
24. Let there not enter upon you today any needy man.
25. And they went out betimes determined in purpose.
26. Then when they beheld it, they said: verily we have strayed.
27. Aye! it is we who are deprived!
28. The most moderate of them said: said I not Unto you, wherefore hallow him ye not!
29. They said: hallowed be Our Lord! verily we have been wrong-doers.
30. Then they turned to each other reproaching

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