In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
Nun. By the pen and what the scribes write. نٓ ۚ وَٱلْقَلَمِ وَمَا يَسْطُرُونَ۝۱
By your Lord's Grace, you are not afflicted with madness, مَآ أَنتَ بِنِعْمَةِ رَبِّكَ بِمَجْنُونٍ ۝۲
and surely yours shall be a never-ending reward, وَإِنَّ لَكَ لَأَجْرًا غَيْرَ مَمْنُونٍ ۝۳
and you are certainly on the most exalted standard of moral excellence. وَإِنَّكَ لَعَلَىٰ خُلُقٍ عَظِيمٍ ۝۴
So you will soon see, and they too will see, فَسَتُبْصِرُ وَيُبْصِرُونَ ۝۵
which of you is afflicted with madness. بِأَييِّكُمُ ٱلْمَفْتُونُ ۝۶
Surely your Lord knows well those who have strayed from His Way just as He knows well those who are on the Right Way. إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَن ضَلَّ عَن سَبِيلِهِۦ وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِٱلْمُهْتَدِينَ ۝۷
Do not, then, yield to those who reject the Truth, decrying it as false; فَلَا تُطِعِ ٱلْمُكَذِّبِينَ ۝۸
they would wish you to be pliant so that they too may be pliant. وَدُّوا۟ لَوْ تُدْهِنُ فَيُدْهِنُونَ ۝۹
And do not yield to any contemptible swearer, وَلَا تُطِعْ كُلَّ حَلَّافٍ مَّهِينٍ ۝۱۰
the fault-finder who goes around slandering, هَمَّازٍ مَّشَّآءٍۭ بِنَمِيمٍ ۝۱۱
the hinderer of good, the transgressor, the sinful; مَّنَّاعٍ لِّلْخَيْرِ مُعْتَدٍ أَثِيمٍ ۝۱۲
the coarse-grained, and above all mean and ignoble; عُتُلٍّۭ بَعْدَ ذَٰلِكَ زَنِيمٍ ۝۱۳
(who so acts) simply because he has wealth and sons, أَن كَانَ ذَا مَالٍ وَبَنِينَ ۝۱۴
and whenever Our verses are rehearsed to him, he says: “These are fairy- tales of times gone by.” إِذَا تُتْلَىٰ عَلَيْهِ ءَايَٰتُنَا قَالَ أَسَٰطِيرُ ٱلْأَوَّلِينَ ۝۱۵
Soon shall We brand him on his snout. سَنَسِمُهُۥ عَلَى ٱلْخُرْطُومِ ۝۱۶
We have put them [i.e., the Makkans] to test even as We put to test the owners of the orchard when they vowed that they would gather the fruit of their orchard in the morning, إِنَّا بَلَوْنَٰهُمْ كَمَا بَلَوْنَآ أَصْحَٰبَ ٱلْجَنَّةِ إِذْ أَقْسَمُوا۟ لَيَصْرِمُنَّهَا مُصْبِحِينَ ۝۱۷
without making any allowance (for the will of Allah). وَلَا يَسْتَثْنُونَ ۝۱۸
Thereupon a calamity from your Lord passed over it while they were asleep, فَطَافَ عَلَيْهَا طَآئِفٌ مِّن رَّبِّكَ وَهُمْ نَآئِمُونَ ۝۱۹
and so by morning the orchard lay as though it had been fully harvested. فَأَصْبَحَتْ كَٱلصَّرِيمِ ۝۲۰
At daybreak they called out to one another: فَتَنَادَوْا۟ مُصْبِحِينَ ۝۲۱
“Hurry to your orchard if you would gather its fruit.” أَنِ ٱغْدُوا۟ عَلَىٰ حَرْثِكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ صَٰرِمِينَ ۝۲۲
So off they went, whispering to one another: فَٱنطَلَقُوا۟ وَهُمْ يَتَخَٰفَتُونَ ۝۲۳
“No destitute person shall enter it today.” أَن لَّا يَدْخُلَنَّهَا ٱلْيَوْمَ عَلَيْكُم مِّسْكِينٌ ۝۲۴
They went forth early, believing that they had the power (to gather the fruit). وَغَدَوْا۟ عَلَىٰ حَرْدٍ قَٰدِرِينَ ۝۲۵
But as soon as they beheld the orchard, (they cried out): “We have certainly lost the way; فَلَمَّا رَأَوْهَا قَالُوٓا۟ إِنَّا لَضَآلُّونَ ۝۲۶
rather, we are utterly ruined.” بَلْ نَحْنُ مَحْرُومُونَ ۝۲۷
The best among them said: “Did I not say to you: why do you not give glory to (your Lord)?” قَالَ أَوْسَطُهُمْ أَلَمْ أَقُل لَّكُمْ لَوْلَا تُسَبِّحُونَ ۝۲۸
They cried out: “Glory be to our Lord! Certainly we were sinners.” قَالُوا۟ سُبْحَٰنَ رَبِّنَآ إِنَّا كُنَّا ظَٰلِمِينَ ۝۲۹
Then they began to reproach one another. فَأَقْبَلَ بَعْضُهُمْ عَلَىٰ بَعْضٍ يَتَلَٰوَمُونَ ۝۳۰
They said: “Woe to us! We had indeed transgressed. قَالُوا۟ يَٰوَيْلَنَآ إِنَّا كُنَّا طَٰغِينَ ۝۳۱
Maybe our Lord will give us a better orchard in its place; to our Lord do we penitently turn.” عَسَىٰ رَبُّنَآ أَن يُبْدِلَنَا خَيْرًا مِّنْهَآ إِنَّآ إِلَىٰ رَبِّنَا رَٰغِبُونَ ۝۳۲
Such is the chastisement; and the chastisement of the Hereafter is assuredly even greater, if only they knew. كَذَٰلِكَ ٱلْعَذَابُ ۖ وَلَعَذَابُ ٱلْءَاخِرَةِ أَكْبَرُ ۚ لَوْ كَانُوا۟ يَعْلَمُونَ ۝۳۳
Surely the God-fearing shall have Gardens of bliss with their Lord. إِنَّ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ عِندَ رَبِّهِمْ جَنَّٰتِ ٱلنَّعِيمِ ۝۳۴
What! Shall We treat those who have submitted (to Our command) like those who have acted as criminals? أَفَنَجْعَلُ ٱلْمُسْلِمِينَ كَٱلْمُجْرِمِينَ ۝۳۵
What is the matter with you? How ill do you judge! مَا لَكُمْ كَيْفَ تَحْكُمُونَ ۝۳۶
Or do you have a Book wherein you read أَمْ لَكُمْ كِتَٰبٌ فِيهِ تَدْرُسُونَ ۝۳۷
that (in the Hereafter) you shall have all that you choose for yourselves? إِنَّ لَكُمْ فِيهِ لَمَا تَخَيَّرُونَ ۝۳۸
Or have We sworn a covenant with you which We are bound to keep till the Day of Resurrection, (a covenant requiring that whatever you ordain for yourselves shall be yours)? أَمْ لَكُمْ أَيْمَٰنٌ عَلَيْنَا بَٰلِغَةٌ إِلَىٰ يَوْمِ ٱلْقِيَٰمَةِ ۙ إِنَّ لَكُمْ لَمَا تَحْكُمُونَ ۝۳۹
Ask them: “Which of them can guarantee that? سَلْهُمْ أَيُّهُم بِذَٰلِكَ زَعِيمٌ ۝۴۰
Or has something been guaranteed by any of those whom they associate with Allah in His Divinity?” If so, let them bring forth their associates, if they are truthful. أَمْ لَهُمْ شُرَكَآءُ فَلْيَأْتُوا۟ بِشُرَكَآئِهِمْ إِن كَانُوا۟ صَٰدِقِينَ ۝۴۱
On the Day when the dreadful calamity will unfold, when people will be summoned to prostrate themselves, and yet they will not be able to prostrate. يَوْمَ يُكْشَفُ عَن سَاقٍ وَيُدْعَوْنَ إِلَى ٱلسُّجُودِ فَلَا يَسْتَطِيعُونَ ۝۴۲
Their eyes shall be downcast and ignominy shall overwhelm them. For when they were safe and sound, they were summoned to prostrate themselves, (and they refused). خَٰشِعَةً أَبْصَٰرُهُمْ تَرْهَقُهُمْ ذِلَّةٌ ۖ وَقَدْ كَانُوا۟ يُدْعَوْنَ إِلَى ٱلسُّجُودِ وَهُمْ سَٰلِمُونَ ۝۴۳
So leave Me, (O Prophet), to deal with him who gives the lie to this Discourse. We shall draw them little by little (to their undoing) in a way that they will not know. فَذَرْنِى وَمَن يُكَذِّبُ بِهَٰذَا ٱلْحَدِيثِ ۖ سَنَسْتَدْرِجُهُم مِّنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ ۝۴۴
I am giving them a respite. Great is My scheme! وَأُمْلِى لَهُمْ ۚ إِنَّ كَيْدِى مَتِينٌ ۝۴۵
Or are you asking them for some compensation so that they feel burdened with debt? أَمْ تَسْـَٔلُهُمْ أَجْرًا فَهُم مِّن مَّغْرَمٍ مُّثْقَلُونَ ۝۴۶
Or do they have any knowledge of the Unseen which they are now writing down? أَمْ عِندَهُمُ ٱلْغَيْبُ فَهُمْ يَكْتُبُونَ ۝۴۷
So bear with patience until the Judgement of your Lord comes, and do not belike the man in the fish (i.e., Jonah) who called out, choking with grief: فَٱصْبِرْ لِحُكْمِ رَبِّكَ وَلَا تَكُن كَصَاحِبِ ٱلْحُوتِ إِذْ نَادَىٰ وَهُوَ مَكْظُومٌ ۝۴۸
had his Lord not bestowed His favour upon him, he would have been cast upon that barren shore (and would have remained there) in disgrace. لَّوْلَآ أَن تَدَٰرَكَهُۥ نِعْمَةٌ مِّن رَّبِّهِۦ لَنُبِذَ بِٱلْعَرَآءِ وَهُوَ مَذْمُومٌ ۝۴۹
But his Lord exalted him, and included him among His righteous servants. فَٱجْتَبَٰهُ رَبُّهُۥ فَجَعَلَهُۥ مِنَ ٱلصَّٰلِحِينَ ۝۵۰
When the unbelievers hear this Exhortation, they look at you as though they would knock you off your feet with their (hostile) glances. They say: “Surely he is afflicted with madness”; وَإِن يَكَادُ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا۟ لَيُزْلِقُونَكَ بِأَبْصَٰرِهِمْ لَمَّا سَمِعُوا۟ ٱلذِّكْرَ وَيَقُولُونَ إِنَّهُۥ لَمَجْنُونٌ ۝۵۱
although this is nothing but an Exhortation (to goodness) for everyone in the world. وَمَا هُوَ إِلَّا ذِكْرٌ لِّلْعَٰلَمِينَ ۝۵۲