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Sūra XXXVIII.: Ṣād (being one of the Abbreviated Letters).

Section 4

41. Waothkur AAabdana ayyooba ith nada rabbahu annee massaniya alshshaytanu binusbin waAAathabin

41. Commemorate Our Servant Job.
Behold he cried to his Lord:
"The Evil One has afflicted
Me with distress and suffering!"

42. Orkud birijlika hatha mughtasalun baridun washarabun

42. (The command was given:)
"Strike with thy foot:
Here is (water) wherein
To wash, coal and refreshing,
And (water) to drink."

43. Wawahabna lahu ahlahu wamithlahum maAAahum rahmatan minna wathikra li-olee al-albabi

43. And We gave him (back)
His people, and doubled
Their number,—as a Grace
From Ourselves, and a thing
For commemoration, for all
Who have Understanding.

44. Wakhuth biyadika dighthan faidrib bihi wala tahnath inna wajadnahu sabiran niAAma alAAabdu innahu awwabun

44. "And take in thy hand
A little grass, and strike
Therewith: and break not
(Thy oath)." Truly We found
Him full of patience and constancy.
How excellent in Our service!
Ever did he turn (to Us)!

45. Waothkur AAibadana ibraheema wa-ishaqa wayaAAqooba olee al-aydee waal-absari

45. And commemorate Our Servants
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
Possessors of Power and Vision.

46. Inna akhlasnahum bikhalisatin thikra alddari

46. Verily We did choose them
For a special (purpose)—
Proclaiming the Message
Of the Hereafter.

47. Wa-innahum AAindana lamina almustafayna al-akhyari

47. They were, in Our sight,
Truly, of the company
Of the Elect and the Good.

48. Waothkur ismaAAeela wa-ilyasaAAa watha alkifli wakullun mina al-akhyari

48. And commemorate Ismā‘īl,
Elisha, and Ẓul-Kifl:
Each of them was
Of the company of the Good.

49. Hatha thikrun wa-inna lilmuttaqeena lahusna maabin

49. This is a Message
(Of admonition): and verily,
For the Righteous,
Is a beautiful place
Of (final) Return,—

50. Jannati AAadnin mufattahatan lahumu al-abwabu

50. Gardens of Eternity,
Whose doors will (ever)
Be open to them;

51. Muttaki-eena feeha yadAAoona feeha bifakihatin katheeratin washarabin

51. Therein will they
Recline (at ease);
Therein can they
Call (at pleasure)
For fruit in abundance,
And (delicious) drink;

52. WaAAindahum qasiratu alttarfi atrabun

52. And beside them will be
Chaste women restraining
Their glances, (companions)
Of equal age.

53. Hatha ma tooAAadoona liyawmi alhisabi

53. Such is the Promise
Made to you
For the Day of Account!

54. Inna hatha larizquna ma lahu min nafadin

54. Truly such will be
Our Bounty (to you);
It will never fail;—

55. Hatha wa-inna lilttagheena lasharra maabin

55. ''Yea, such! But
For the wrong-doers
Will be an evil place
Of (final) Return!—

56. Jahannama yaslawnaha fabi/sa almihadu

56. Hell!—they will burn
Therein,—an evil bed
(Indeed, to lie on)!—

57. Hatha falyathooqoohu hameemun waghassaqun

57. Yea, such!—Then
Shall they taste it,
A boiling fluid, and a fluid
Dark, murky, intensely cold!—

58. Waakharu min shaklihi azwajun

58. And other Penalties
Of a similar kind,
To match them!

59. Hatha fawjun muqtahimun maAAakum la marhaban bihim innahum saloo alnnari

59. Here is a troop
Rushing headlong with you!
No welcome for them!
Truly, they shall burn
In the Fire!

60. Qaloo bal antum la marhaban bikum antum qaddamtumoohu lana fabi/sa alqararu

60. (The followers shall cry
To the misleaders:)
"Nay, ye (too)! No welcome
For you! It is ye who
Have brought this upon us!
Now evil is (this) place
To stay in!"

61. Qaloo rabbana man qaddama lana hatha fazidhu AAathaban diAAfan fee alnnari

61. They will say: "Our Lord!
Whoever brought this upon us,—
Add to him a double
Penalty in the Fire!"

62. Waqaloo ma lana la nara rijalan kunna naAAudduhum mina al-ashrari

62. And they will say:
"What has happened to us
That we see not men
Whom we used to number
Among the bad ones?

63. Attakhathnahum sikhriyyan am zaghat AAanhumu al-absaru

63. "Did we treat them
(As such) in ridicule,
Or have (our) eyes
Failed to perceive them?"

64. Inna thalika lahaqqun takhasumu ahli alnnari

64. Truly that is just and fitting,—
The mutual recriminations
Of the People of the Fire!

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