1 - The Opening
2 - The Cow
3 - The Family Of Imran
4 - Women
5 - The Food
6 - The Cattle
7 - The Elevated Place
8 - The Spoils Of War
9 - Repentance
10 - Yunus
11 - Hud
12 - Yusuf
13 - The Thunder
14 - Ibrahim
15 - The Rock
16 - The Bee
17 - The Israelites
18 - The Cave
19 - Marium
20 - Ta Ha
21 - The Prophets
22 - The Pilgrimage
23 - The Believers
24 - The Light
25 - The Criterion
26 - The Poets
27 - The Ant
28 - The Narrative
29 - The Spider
30 - The Romans
31 - Luqman
32 - The Adoration
33 - The Allies
34 - Saba
35 - The Originator
36 - Ya Seen
37 - The Rangers
38 - Suad
39 - The Companies
40 - The Believer
41 - Ha Mim
42 - The Counsel
43 - The Embellishment
44 - The Evident Smoke
45 - The Kneeling
46 - The Sandhills
47 - Muhammad
48 - The Victory
49 - The Chambers
50 - Qaf
51 - The Scatterers
52 - The Mountain
53 - The Star
54 - The Moon
55 - The Beneficient
56 - The Great Event
57 - The Iron
58 - The Pleading One
59 - The Banishment
60 - The Examined One
61 - The Ranks
62 - Friday
63 - The Hypocrites
64 - Loss And Gain
65 - The Divorce
66 - The Prohibition
67 - The Kingdom
68 - The Pen
69 - The Sure Calamity
70 - The Ways Of Ascent
71 - Nuh
72 - The Jinn
73 - The Wrapped Up
74 - The Clothe Done
75 - The Resurrection
76 - The Man
77 - The Emissaries
78 - The Great Event
79 - Those Who Pull Out
80 - He Frowned
81 - The Covering Up
82 - The Cleaving Asund
83 - The Defrauders
84 - The Bursting Asund
85 - The Mansions Of The Stars
86 - The Night-Comer
87 - The Most High
88 - The Overwhelming
89 - The Daybreak
90 - The City
91 - The Sun
92 - The Night
93 - The Early Hours
94 - The Expansion
95 - The Fig
96 - The Clot
97 - The Majesty
98 - The Clear Evidence
99 - The Shaking
100 - The Assaulters
101 - The Terrible Calam
102 - The Multiplicatio
103 - Time
104 - The Slanderer
105 - The Elephant
106 - The Qureaish
107 - The Daily Necessar
108 - The Heavenly Fount
109 - The Unbelievers
110 - The Help
111 - The Flame
112 - The Unity
113 - The Dawn
114 - The Men

68 - The Pen


In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

1Nun. By the Pen and by the (Record) which (men) write,-
2Thou art not, by the Grace of thy Lord, mad or possessed.
3Nay, verily for thee is a Reward unfailing:
4And surely thou hast sublime morals.
5Soon wilt thou see, and they will see,
6Which of you is afflicted with madness.
7Verily it is thy Lord that knoweth best, which (among men) hath strayed from His Path: and He knoweth best those who receive (true) Guidance.
8So obey not to those who deny (the Truth).
9Their desire is that thou shouldst be pliant: so would they be pliant.
10Obey not every mean swearer,
11A slanderer, going about with calumnies,
12(Habitually) hindering (all) good, transgressing beyond bounds, deep in sin,
13Violent (and cruel),- with all that, of a doubtful birth,-
14Because he possesses wealth and (numerous) sons.
15When to him are rehearsed Our Signs, "Tales of the ancients", he cries!
16Soon shall We brand (the beast) on the snout!
17Verily We have tried them as We tried the People of the Garden, when they resolved to gather the fruits of the (garden) in the morning.
18But made no reservation, ("If it be Allah's Will").
19Then there came on the (garden) a visitation from thy Lord, (which swept away) all around, while they were asleep.
20So the (garden) became, by the morning, like a dark and desolate spot, (whose fruit had been gathered).
21As the morning broke, they called out, one to another,-
22"Go ye to your tilth (betimes) in the morning, if ye would gather the fruits."
23So they departed, conversing in secret low tones, (saying)-
24"Let not a single indigent person break in upon you into the (garden) this day."
25And they opened the morning, strong in an (unjust) resolve.
26But when they saw the (garden), they said: "We have surely lost our way:
27"Indeed we are shut out (of the fruits of our labor)!"
28Said one of them, more just (than the rest): "Did I not say to you, 'Why not glorify (Allah)?'"
29They said: "Glory to our Lord! Verily we have been doing wrong!"
30Then they turned, one against another, in reproach.
31They said: "Alas for us! We have indeed transgressed!
32"It may be that our Lord will give us in exchange a better (garden) than this: for we do turn to Him (in repentance)!"
33Such is the Punishment (in this life); but greater is the Punishment in the Hereafter,- if only they knew!
34Verily, for the Righteous, are Gardens of Delight, with their Lord.
35Shall We then treat the People of Faith like the People of Sin?
36What is the matter with you? How judge ye?
37Or have ye a book through which ye learn-
38That ye shall have, through it whatever ye choose?
39Or have ye Covenants with Us to oath, reaching to the Day of Judgment, (providing) that ye shall have whatever ye shall demand?
40Ask thou of them, which of them will stand surety for that!
41Or have they some "Partners" (in Godhead)? Then let them produce their "partners", if they are truthful!
42The Day that the Shin shall be laid bare, and they shall be summoned to prostrate, but they shall not be able,-
43Their eyes will be cast down,- ignominy will cover them; seeing that they had been summoned aforetime to bow in adoration, while they were whole, (and had refused).
44Then leave Me alone with such as reject this Message: by degrees shall We draw them on little by little from directions they perceive not.
45A (long) respite will I grant them: truly powerful is My Plan.
46Or is it that thou dost ask them for a reward, so that they are burdened with a load of debt?-
47Or that the Unseen is in their hands, so that they can write it down?
48So wait with patience for the Command of thy Lord, and be not like the Companion of the Fish,- when he cried out in agony.
49Had not Grace from his Lord reached him, he would indeed have been cast off on the naked shore, in disgrace.
50Thus did his Lord choose him and make him of the Company of the Righteous.
51And the Unbelievers would almost trip thee up with their eyes when they hear the Message; and they say: "Surely he is possessed!"
52But it is nothing less than a Message to all the worlds.