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Revealed At Mecca, Verses: 93 In the name of Allah, The Merciful, The All-merciful
  1. Ta Sin (T.S); these are the Signs of the Qur'an (Reading) and a Manifest Book,(1)
  2. a guidance and good news for the Believers,(2)
  3. who establish the Prayer and pay Due-Alms, and who have sure faith in the Hereafter.(3)
  4. Those who do not believe in the Hereafter, We have made their deeds seem fair to them, so they wander blindly.(4)
  5. Those are the ones for whom shall be the evil punishment, and they shall be the biggest losers in the Hereafter.(5)
  6. And surely thou receivest the Qur'an from One Wise and Knowing.(6)
  7. When Moses said to his family, `I perceive a fire, and I shall bring you some news of it, or bring you a flaming brand, that you may warm yourselves.'(7)
  8. So when he came to it, he was called: `Blessed be He who is in the fire and who is about it; and Holy be God, the Lord of the world.(8)
  9. O Moses, surely, it is I, God, the Mighty, the Wise;(9)
  10. and cast thou thy staff'. Then, when he saw it moving, as if it was a serpent, he turned about retreating and would not turn back. `O Moses, fear not; the Envoys do not fear in My presence,(10)
  11. but he who did wrong, then, after evil, he changed into good, then I am Forgiving, Merciful.(11)
  12. And put thy hand into thy bosom, it shall come out white without fault__among nine Signs to Pharaoh and his people;(12)
  13. they are surely a transgressing people.' But when Our Signs came to them as evidence, they said, `this is a clear sorcery.'(13)
  14. And they denied them, wrongfully and out of pride, though their souls were convinced of them; then see how was the end of those who caused disorder.(14)
  15. And We gave David and Solomon knowledge; and they said, `praise be to God who has exalted us over many of His believing servants.'(15)
  16. And Solomon became David's heir, and he said, `O men, we have been taught the speech of the birds, and we have been given of everything; this is surely the manifest bounty.'(16)
  17. And to Solomon were mustered his hosts of jinn and men and birds, duly disposed.(17)
  18. Until, when they reached the Valley of Ants, an ant said, `O ants, enter your dwellings, lest Solomon and his hosts crush you unperceiving.'(18)
  19. And he smiled, laughing at its words, and said, `my Lord, dispose me to be thankful to Thy blessing which Thou hast bestowed on me and my parents, and to do deeds of righteousness that please Thee, and admit me, by Thy mercy, among Thy righteous servants.'(19)
  20. And he reviewed the birds, and said, `how is it with me that I do not see hoopoe, or is he among the absentees?(20)
  21. I shall surely give him a terrible punishment or slaughter him, unless he brings me a clear authority.'(21)
  22. But he stayed not long, and he said, `I have encompassed that thou hast not encompassed, and I have brought thee a definite news from Sheba.(22)
  23. I found a women ruling over them, and she has been given of everything, and she has a mighty throne.(23)
  24. I found her and her people prostrating to the sun, apart from God, and the Devil has made to seem their deeds fair to them, and has barred them from the Way, so they are not guided,(24)
  25. and they do not prostrate themselves to God, who brings forth what is hidden in the heavens and the earth, and knows what you conceal and what you make public.(25)
  26. God, there is no god but He, the Lord of the Mighty Throne.'(26)
  27. He said, `We will see whether thou hast spoken the truth or thou art of the liars.(27)
  28. Take this letter of mine, and cast it to them, then turn from them and see what they shall return'.(28)
  29. She said, `O chiefs, a gracious letter has been cast to me.(29)
  30. It is from Solomon, and it is: `In the name of God, the Merciful, the All-Merciful.(30)
  31. Do not rise up against me and come to me in surrender.'(31)
  32. She said, `O chiefs, pronounce to me concerning my task, for I never decide on a task until you testify with me.'(32)
  33. They said, `we are strong and have a great might, but command is thine, so consider what thou wilt command.'(33)
  34. She said, `the kings, when they enter a city, disorder it and make its mighty people abased, and like that they do.(34)
  35. And I will be sending them a present, then see what the envoys bring back.'(35)
  36. So when he came to Solomon, he said, `would you aid me with wealth, but what God has given me is better than what He has given you? No, let you rejoice in your present.(36)
  37. Return to them, and we shall come upon them with hosts which they shall not resist, and we shall expel them from there abased, and they shall be humbled.'(37)
  38. He said, `O chiefs, which of you will bring me her throne before they come to me in surrender?'(38)
  39. A giant among the jinn said, `I shall bring it to thee, before thou risest from thy place, for I have enough strength for it, and I am trustworthy.'(39)
  40. One who possessed knowledge of the Book said, `I will bring it to thee before thy glance returns to thee'. So when he saw it placed before him, he said, `this is of my Lord's bounty that He may try me whether I am thankful or unthankful; and whoso thanks, thanks for himself, and if any is unthankful, then my Lord is All-sufficient, Gracious'.(40)
  41. He said, `disguise her throne for her; We shall see whether she is guided or she is of those who are not guided.'(41)
  42. So when she came, it was said, `is thy throne like this?' She said,, `as if it is the same, and we were given the knowledge before it, and we have surrendered.'(42)
  43. And that which she used to serve, apart from God, had barred her; she was surely of an unbelieving people.(43)
  44. It was said to her, `enter the palace'. So when she saw it, she thought it was a pool of water, and she bared her legs. He said, `it is a palace, smoothed with glass.' She said, `my Lord, I wronged myself, and I surrender, along with Solomon, to God, the Lord of the world.'(44)
  45. And We sent to Thamood their brother Salih (to say): `serve God'; then, lo, they were two parties that were disputing with one another.(45)
  46. He said, `my people, why do you seek to hasten on evil before good, and why do you not ask forgiveness of God that you may receive mercy?'(46)
  47. They said, `we augur ill of thee and of those with thee.' He said, `your augury is with God; no, but you are a people that are being tried.'(47)
  48. And there was in the city a band of nine that caused disorder in the land and would not put things right.(48)
  49. They said, `swear together by God, `we will attack him and his family by night, then we will say to his heir, we did not witness the destruction of his family, and we are surely truthful.'(49)
  50. And they devised a device, and We also devised a device, while they perceived not.(50)
  51. Then see, how was the end of their device__We destroyed them and their people all together.(51)
  52. Now those are their houses, fallen-down, for the wrong that they did; surely in that is a Sign for a people who have knowledge.(52)
  53. And We saved those who believed and were godfearing.(53)
  54. And Lot, when he said to his people, `do you commit indecency while you see?(54)
  55. Do you lustfully approach men apart from women? No, you are an ignorant people.'(55)
  56. Then his people had no answer except that they said, `expel Lot's family from your city; they are a people that keep themselves clean!'(56)
  57. Then we saved him and his family, except his wife, whom We estimated to be among those that stayed behind.(57)
  58. And We rained on them a heavy rain; then how evil was the raining over the warned!(58)
  59. Say, `praise be to God, and peace be on His servants whom He has chosen. Is God better or that they associate?'(59)


    PART X

  61. Or He who created the heavens and the earth, and sent down for you from heaven water; and therewith We caused to grow lovely gardens; it was not possible for you to grow their trees. Is there a god with God? No, but they are a people who assign equals to Him.(60)
  62. Or He who made the earth a resting place, and made amidst it rivers, and made for it firm mountains, and put a barrier between the two seas. Is there a god with God? No, but most of them have no knowledge.(61)
  63. Or He who answers the constrained, when he calls to Him, and removes the evil, and makes you viceroys of the earth. Is there a god with God? But little heed you pay!(62)
  64. Or He who guides you in the darkness of the land and the sea, and who looses the winds bearing good news before His mercy. Is there a god with God? High Exalted be God, above that they associate!(63)
  65. Or He who begins the creation then repeats it, and He who provides you from the heaven and the earth. Is there a god with God? Say, `bring your proof, if you are truthful.'(64)
  66. Say, `none in the heavens and the earth knows the unseen except God; and they do not know when they will be raised'.(65)
  67. No, their knowledge has failed regarding the Hereafter; no, they are in doubt about it; no, they are blind to it.(66)
  68. And the unbelievers say, `what, when we and our fathers have become dust, shall we really be brought forth?(67)
  69. Surely we and our fathers were promised this before; this is naught but the fables of the ancients.'(68)
  70. Say, `journey in the land, and see how was the end of the sinners.'(69)
  71. And grieve thou not over them, nor be straitened for what they devise.(70)
  72. And they say, `when shall this promise be fulfilled, if you are truthful?'(71)
  73. Say, `it may be that some part of what you seek to hasten on is close behind you'.(72)
  74. But thy Lord is surely bounteous to mankind, yet most of them do not give thanks.(73)
  75. And thy Lord surely knows what their breasts conceal, and what they make public.(74)
  76. And there is not any thing hidden in the heaven and the earth but it is in a clear Book.(75)
  77. This Quran relates to the Children of Israel most of that wherein they differ.(76)
  78. And it is surely a guidance and a mercy for the Believers.(77)
  79. Thy Lord shall decide between them by His Judgement; and He is the Mighty, the Knowing;(78)
  80. so put thy trust in God; surely thou art on the manifest Truth.(79)
  81. Thou shalt not make the dead to hear, nor shalt thou make the deaf to hear the call when they turn back, retreating.(80)
  82. And thou art no guide for the blind in their straying; thou makest to hear only those who believe in Our Signs, and so have surrendered.(81)
  83. And when the Word falls upon them, We shall bring forth for them a creature from the earth that shall speak to them, for mankind had no faith in Our Signs.(82)
  84. And on the day We muster out of every community a multitude of those who gave lies to Our Signs, duly disposed,.(83)
  85. Until, when they arrive, He will say, `did you give lies to My Signs, though you did not comprehend them in knowledge, or what else have you been doing?'(84)
  86. And the Word shall fall upon them for their wrong-doing, so they will not speak,(85).
  87. Did they not see that We made the night that they may rest in it, and the day to show things? In that are surely Signs for a people who believe.(86)
  88. And on the day the Trumpet is blown, then whosoever is in the heavens and whosoever is in the earth shall be terrified, except whom God will; and all will come to Him utterly abject.(87)
  89. And thou shalt see the mountains, which thou guessest to be fixed, passing by as the clouds pass __ God's handiwork who made everything perfect; He is surely aware of the things your do.(88)
  90. Whoso comes with a good deed shall have better than it, and they shall be secure from terror of that day.(89)
  91. And whoso comes with an evil deed, their faces shall be thrust into the Fire: `could's you be recompensed but for what you have been doing?'(90)
  92. Say, `I have been commanded only that I should serve the Lord of this City which He has made sacred, and to whom belongs everything; and I have been commanded that I should be of those who have surrendered;(91)
  93. and that I should recite the Quran; then whoso is guided is guided only for himself; and if any goes astray, say, `I am only one of the warners.'(92)
  94. And say, `Praise be to God; He shall show you His Signs and you will recognise them; and thy Lord is not heedless of the things you do.'(93)
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