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Sūra XXXVI.: Yā-Sīn (being Abbreviated Letters).

Section 2

13. Waidrib lahum mathalan as-haba alqaryati ith jaaha almursaloona

13. Set forth to them,
By way of a parable,
The (story of) the Companions
Of the City. Behold,
There came apostles to it.

14. Ith arsalna ilayhimu ithnayni fakaththaboohuma faAAazzazna bithalithin faqaloo inna ilaykum mursaloona

14. When We (first) sent
To them two apostles,
They rejected them:
But We strengthened them
With a third: they said,
"Truly, we have been sent
On a mission to you."

15. Qaloo ma antum illa basharun mithluna wama anzala alrrahmanu min shay-in in antum illa takthiboona

15. The (people) said: "Ye are
Only men like ourselves
And (God) Most Gracious
Sends no sort of revelation:
Ye do nothing but lie."

16. Qaloo rabbuna yaAAlamu inna ilaykum lamursaloona

16. They said: "Our Lord doth
Know that we have been sent
On a mission to you:

17. Wama AAalayna illa albalaghu almubeenu

17. "And our duty is only
To proclaim the clear Message.

18. Qaloo inna tatayyarna bikum la-in lam tantahoo lanarjumannakum walayamassannakum minna AAathabun aleemun

18. The (people) said: "For us,
We augur an evil omen
From you: if ye desist not,
We will certainly stone you.
And a grievous punishment
Indeed will be inflicted
On you by us."

19. Qaloo ta-irukum maAAakum a-in thukkirtum bal antum qawmun musrifoona

19. They said: "Your evil omens
Are with yourselves:
(Deem ye this an evil omen).
If ye are admonished?
Nay, but ye are a people
Transgressing all bounds!

20. Wajaa min aqsa almadeenati rajulun yasAAa qala ya qawmi ittabiAAoo almursaleena

20. Then there came running,
From the farthest part
Of the City, a man,
Saying, "O my People!
Obey the apostles:

21. IttabiAAoo man la yas-alukum ajran wahum muhtadoona

21. "Obey those who ask
No reward of you
(For themselves), and who have
Themselves received Guidance

22. Wama liya la aAAbudu allathee fataranee wa-ilayhi turjaAAoona


23. Aattakhithu min doonihi alihatan in yuridni alrrahmanu bidurrin la tughni AAannee shafaAAatuhum shay-an wala yunqithooni

23. "Shall I take (other) gods
Besides Him? If (God)
Most Gracious should
Intend some adversity for me,
Of no use whatever
Will be their intercession
For me, nor can they
Deliver me.

24. Innee ithan lafee dalalin mubeenin

24. "I would indeed,
If I were to do so,
Be in manifest Error.

25. Innee amantu birabbikum faismaAAooni

25. "For me, I have faith
In the Lord of you (all):
Listen, then, to me!"

26. Qeela odkhuli aljannata qala ya layta qawmee yaAAlamoona

26. It was said: "Enter thou
The Garden." He said:
"Ah me! Would that
My People knew (what I know)!—

27. Bima ghafara lee rabbee wajaAAalanee mina almukrameena

27. "For that my Lord
Has granted me Forgiveness
And has enrolled me
Among those held in honour!"

28. Wama anzalna AAala qawmihi min baAAdihi min jundin mina alssama-i wama kunna munzileena

28. And We sent not down
Against his People, after him,
Any hosts from heaven,
Nor was it needful
For Us so to do.

29. In kanat illa sayhatan wahidatan fa-itha hum khamidoona

29. It was no more than
A single mighty Blast,
And behold! they were (like ashes)
Quenched and silent.

30. Ya hasratan AAala alAAibadi ma ya/teehim min rasoolin illa kanoo bihi yastahzi-oona

30. Ah! alas for (My) servants!
There comes not an apostle
To them but they mock him!

31. Alam yaraw kam ahlakna qablahum mina alqurooni annahum ilayhim la yarjiAAoona

31. See they not how many
Generations before them
We destroyed? Not to them
Will they return:

32. Wa-in kullun lamma jameeAAun ladayna muhdaroona

32. But each one of them
All—will be brought
Before Us (for judgment).

Next: Section 3 (33-50)