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Chapter 52:

At-Tur — The Mountain:

Revealed at Makkah: 2 sections; 49 verses

English Translation of the Holy Quran by Maulana Muhammad Ali


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

52:1 By the Mountain!

52:2 And a Book written

52:3 On unfolded vellum!

52:4 And the frequented House,

52:5 And the elevated canopy,

52:6 And the swollen sea!

52:7 The chastisement of thy Lord will surely come to pass—

52:8 There is none to avert it;

52:9 On the day when the heaven will be in a state of commotion,

52:10 And the mountains will pass away, fleeing.

52:11 Woe on that day to the deniers,

52:12 Who amuse themselves by vain talk.

52:13 The day when they are driven to hell-fire with violence.

52:14 This is the Fire, which you gave the lie to.

52:15 Is it magic or do you not see?

52:16 Burn in it, then bear (it) patiently, or bear (it) not, it is the same to you. You are requited only for what you did.

52:17 The dutiful will be surely in Gardens and bliss,

52:18 Rejoicing because of what their Lord has given them; and their Lord saved them from the chastisement of the burning Fire.

52:19 Eat and drink with pleasure for what you did,

52:20 Reclining on thrones set in lines, and We shall join them to pure, beautiful ones.

52:21 And those who believe and whose offspring follow them in faith — We unite with them their offspring and We shall deprive them of naught of their work. Every man is pledged for what he does.

52:22 And We shall aid them with fruit and flesh, as they desire.

52:23 They pass therein from one to another a cup, wherein is neither vanity, nor sin.

52:24 And round them go boys of theirs as if they were hidden pearls.

52:25 And they will advance to each other, questioning —

52:26 Saying: Surely we feared before on account of our families.

52:27 But Allah has been gracious to us and He has saved us from the chastisement of the hot wind.

52:28 Surely we called upon Him before. Surely, He is the Benign, the Merciful.

52:29 So remind for, by the grace of thy Lord, thou art no soothsayer, nor madman.

52:30 Or say they: A poet — we wait for him the evil accidents of time.

52:31 Say: Wait, I too wait along with you.

52:32 Or do their understandings bid them this? Or are they an inordinate people?

52:33 Or say they: He has forged it. Nay, they have no faith.

52:34 Then let them bring a saying like it, if they are truthful.

52:35 Or were they created without a (creative) agency? Or are they the creators?

52:36 Or did they create the heavens and the earth? Nay, they are sure of nothing.

52:37 Or have they the treasures of thy Lord with them? Or have they absolute authority?

52:38 Or have they the means by which they listen? Then let their listener bring a clear authority.

52:39 Or has He daughters and you have sons?

52:40 Or askest thou a reward from them so that they are over-burdened by a debt?

52:41 Or possess they the unseen, so they write (it) down?

52:42 Or do they intend a plot? But those who disbelieve will be the ensnared ones in the plot.

52:43 Or have they a god other than Allah? Glory be to Allah from what they set up (with Him)!

52:44 And if they were to see a portion of the heaven coming down, they would say: Piled-up clouds!

52:45 Leave them then till they meet that day of theirs wherein they are smitten with punishment:

52:46 The day when their struggle will avail them naught, nor will they be helped.

52:47 And surely for those who do wrong there is a chastisement besides that; but most of them know not.

52:48 And wait patiently for the judgment of thy Lord, for surely thou art before Our eyes, and celebrate the praise of thy Lord, when thou risest,

52:49 And in the night, give Him glory, too, and at the setting of the stars.

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