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Sūra LI.: Zāriyāt, or the Winds That Scatter.

Section 2

24. Hal ataka hadeethu dayfi ibraheema almukrameena

24. Has the story
Reached thee, of the honoured
Guests of Abraham?

25. Ith dakhaloo AAalayhi faqaloo salaman qala salamun qawmun munkaroona

25. Behold, they entered
His presence, and said:
"Peace!" He said, "Peace"
(And thought, "These seem)
Unusual people."

26. Faragha ila ahlihi fajaa biAAijlin sameenin

26. Then he turned quickly
To his household, brought
Out a fatted calf,

27. Faqarrabahu ilayhim qala ala ta/kuloona

27. And placed it before them…
He said, "Will ye not

28. Faawjasa minhum kheefatan qaloo la takhaf wabashsharoohu bighulamin AAaleemin

28. (When they did not eat),
He conceived a fear of them.
They said, "Fear not,"
And they gave him
Glad tidings of a son
Endowed with knowledge.

29. Faaqbalati imraatuhu fee sarratin fasakkat wajhaha waqalat AAajoozun AAaqeemun

29. But his wife came forward
(Laughing) aloud: she smote
Her forehead and said:
"A barren old woman!"

30. Qaloo kathaliki qala rabbuki innahu huwa alhakeemu alAAaleemu

30. They said, "Even so
Has thy Lord spoken:
And He is full
Of Wisdom and Knowledge."

31. Qala fama khatbukum ayyuha almursaloona

31. (Abraham) said: "And what,
O ye Messengers,
Is your errand (now)?"

32. Qaloo inna orsilna ila qawmin mujrimeena

32. They said, "We have
Been sent to a people
(Deep) in sin;—

33. Linursila AAalayhim hijaratan min teenin

33. "To bring on, on them,
(A shower of) stones
Of clay (brimstone),

34. Musawwamatan AAinda rabbika lilmusrifeena

34. "Marked as from thy Lord
For those who trespass
Beyond bounds."

35. Faakhrajna man kana feeha mina almu/mineena

35. Then We evacuated
Those of the Believers
Who were there,

36. Fama wajadna feeha ghayra baytin mina almuslimeena

36. But We found not there
Any just (Muslim) persons
Except in one house:

37. Watarakna feeha ayatan lillatheena yakhafoona alAAathaba al-aleema

37. And We left there
A Sign for such as
Fear the Grievous Penalty.

38. Wafee moosa ith arsalnahu ila firAAawna bisultanin mubeenin

38. And in Moses
(Was another Sign):
Behold, We sent him
To Pharaoh, with authority

39. Fatawalla biruknihi waqala sahirun aw majnoonun

39. But (Pharaoh) turned back
With his Chiefs, and said,
"A sorcerer, or
One possessed!"

40. Faakhathnahu wajunoodahu fanabathnahum fee alyammi wahuwa muleemun

40. So We took him
And his forces, and
Threw them into the sea;
And his was the blame:

41. Wafee AAadin ith arsalna AAalayhimu alrreeha alAAaqeema

41. And in the ‘Ād (people)
(Was another Sign):
Behold, We sent against them
The devastating Wind:

42. Ma tatharu min shay-in atat AAalayhi illa jaAAalat-hu kaalrrameemi

42. It left nothing whatever
That it came up against,
But reduced it to ruin
And rottenness.

43. Wafee thamooda ith qeela lahum tamattaAAoo hatta heenin

43. And in the Thamūd
(Was another Sign):
Behold, they were told,
"Enjoy (your brief day)
For a little while!"

44. FaAAataw AAan amri rabbihim faakhathat-humu alssaAAiqatu wahum yanthuroona

44. But they insolently defied
The Command of their Lord:
So the stunning noise
(Of an earthquake) seized
Them, even while they
Were looking on.

45. Fama istataAAoo min qiyamin wama kanoo muntasireena

45. Then they could not
Even stand (on their feet),
Nor could they help themselves.

46. Waqawma noohin min qablu innahum kanoo qawman fasiqeena

46. So were the People
Of Noah before them:
For they wickedly transgressed.

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