[36.1] Ya Sin.
[36.2] By the wise Qur'an,
[36.3] Lo! thou art of those sent
[36.4] On a straight path,
[36.5] A revelation of the Mighty, the Merciful,
[36.6] That thou mayst warn a folk whose fathers were not
warned, so they are heedless.
[36.7] Already hath the judgment, (for their infidelity) proved
true of most of them, for they believe not.
[36.8] Lo! We have put on their necks carcans reaching unto the
chins, so that they are made stiff-necked.
[36.9] And We have set a bar before them and a bar behind them,
and (thus) have covered them so that they see not.
[36.10] Whether thou warn them or thou warn them not, it is
alike for them, for they believe not.
[36.11] Thou warnest only him who followeth the Reminder and
feareth the Beneficent in secret. To him bear tidings of
forgiveness and a rich reward.
[36.12] Lo! We it is Who bring the dead to life. We record that
which they send before (them, and their footprints. And all
things We have kept in a clear Register.
[36.13] Coin for them a similitude: The people of the city when
those sent (from Allah) came unto them;
[36.14] When We sent unto them twain, and they denied them both,
so We reinforced them with a third, and they said: Lo! we have
been sent unto you.
[36.15] They said: Ye are but mortals like unto us. The
Beneficent hath naught revealed. Ye do but lie!
[36.16] They answered: Our Lord knoweth that we are indeed sent
[36.17] And our duty is but plain conveyance (of the message).
[36.18] (The people of the city) said: We augur ill of you. If
ye desist not, we shall surely stone you, and grievous torture
will befall you at our hands.
[36.19] They said: Your evil augury be with you! Is it because
ye are reminded (of the truth) ? Nay, but ye are froward folk!
[36.20] And there came from the uttermost part of the city a man
running. He cried: O my people! Follow those who have been sent!
[36.21] Follow those who ask of you no fee, and who are rightly
[36.22] For what cause should I not serve Him Who hath created
me, and unto Whom ye will be brought back ?
[36.23] Shall I take (other) gods in place of Him when, if the
Beneficent should wish me any harm, their intercession will
avail me naught, nor can they save ?
[36.24] Then truly I should be in error manifest.
[36.25] Lo! I have believed in your Lord, so hear me!
[36.26] It was said (unto him): Enter paradise. He said: Would
that my people knew
[36.27] With what (munificence) my Lord hath pardoned me and
made me of the honoured ones!
[36.28] We sent not down against his people after him a host
from heaven, nor do We ever send.
[36.29] It was but one Shout, and lo! they were extinct.
[36.30] Ah, the anguish for the bondmen! Never came there unto
them a messenger but they did mock him!
[36.31] Have they not seen how many generations We destroyed
before them, which indeed returned not unto them;
[36.32] But all, without exception, will be brought before Us.
[36.33] A token unto them is the dead earth. We revive it, and
We bring forth from it grain so that they eat thereof;
[36.34] And We have placed therein gardens of the date-palm and
grapes, and We have caused springs of water to gush forth
[36.35] That they may eat of the fruit thereof, and their hands
made it not. Will they not, then, give thanks ?
[36.36] Glory be to Him Who created all the sexual pairs, of
that which the earth groweth, and of themselves, and of that
which they know not!
[36.37] A token unto them is night. We strip it of the day, and
lo! they are in darkness.
[36.38] And the sun runneth on unto a resting-place for him.
That is the measuring of the Mighty, the Wise.
[36.39] And for the moon We have appointed mansions till she
return like an old shrivelled palm-leaf.
[36.40] It is not for the sun to overtake the moon, nor doth the
night outstrip the day. They float each in an orbit.
[36.41] And a token unto them is that We bear their offspring in
the laden ship,
[36.42] And have created for them of the like thereof whereon
[36.43] And if We will, We drown them, and there is no help for
them, neither can they be saved;
[36.44] Unless by mercy from Us and as comfort for a while.
[36.45] When it is said unto them: Beware of that which is
before you and that which is behind you, that haply ye may find
mercy (they are heedless).
[36.46] Never came a token of the tokens of their Lord to them,
but they did turn away from it!
[36.47] And when it is said unto them: Spend of that wherewith
Allah hath provided you, those who disbelieve say unto those who
believe: Shall we feed those whom Allah, if He willed, would
feed ? Ye are in naught else than error manifest.
[36.48] And they say: When will this promise be fulfilled, if ye
are truthful ?
[36.49] They await but one Shout, which will surprise them while
they are disputing.
[36.50] Then they cannot make bequest, nor can they return to
their own folk.
[36.51] And the trumpet is blown and lo! from the graves they
hie unto their Lord,
[36.52] Crying: Woe upon us! Who hath raised us from our place
of sleep ? This is that which the Beneficent did promise, and
the messengers spoke truth.
[36.53] It is but one Shout, and behold them brought together
[36.54] This day no soul is wronged in aught; nor are ye
requited aught save what ye used to do.
[36.55] Lo! those who merit paradise this day are happily
[36.56] They and their wives, in pleasant shade, on thrones
[36.57] Theirs the fruit (of their good deeds) and theirs (all)
that they ask;
[36.58] The word from a Merciful Lord (for them) is: Peace!
[36.59] But avaunt ye, O ye guilty, this day!
[36.60] Did I not charge you, O ye sons of Adam, that ye worship
not the devil - Lo! he is your open foe! -
[36.61] But that ye worship Me ? That was the right path.
[36.62] Yet he hath led astray of you a great multitude. Had ye
then no sense ?
[36.63] This is hell which ye were promised (if ye followed
[36.64] Burn therein this day for that ye disbelieved.
[36.65] This day We seal up their mouths, and their hands speak
out to Us and their feet bear witness as to what they used to
[36.66] And had We willed, We verily could have quenched their
eyesight so that they should struggle for the way. Then how
could they have seen ?
[36.67] And had We willed, We verily could have fixed them in
their place, making them powerless to go forward or turn back.
[36.68] He whom we bring unto old age, We reverse him in
creation (making him go back to weakness after strength). Have
ye then no sense ?
[36.69] And We have not taught him (Muhammad) poetry, nor is it
meet for him. This is naught else than a Reminder and a Lecture
[36.70] To warn whosoever liveth, and that the word may be
fulfilled against the disbelievers.
[36.71] Have they not seen how We have created for them of Our
handiwork the cattle, so that they are their owners,
[36.72] And have subdued them unto them, so that some of them
they have for riding, some for food ?
[36.73] Benefits and (divers) drinks have they from them. Will
they not then give thanks ?
[36.74] And they have taken (other) gods beside Allah, in order
that they may be helped.
[36.75] It is not in their power to help them; but they (the
worshippers) are unto them a host in arms.
[36.76] So let not their speech grieve thee (O Muhammad). Lo! We
know what they conceal and what proclaim.
[36.77] Hath not man seen that We have created him from a drop
of seed ? Yet lo! he is an open opponent.
[36.78] And he hath coined for Us a similitude, and hath
forgotten the fact of his creation, saying: Who will revive
these bones when they have rotted away ?
[36.79] Say: He will revive them Who produced them at the first,
for He is Knower of every creation,
[36.80] Who hath appointed for you fire from the green tree, and
behold! ye kindle from it.
[36.81] Is not He Who created the heavens and the earth Able to
create the like of them ? Aye, that He is! for He is the
[36.82] But His command, when He intendeth a thing, is only that
He saith unto it: Be! and it is.
[36.83] Therefor Glory be to Him in Whose hand is the dominion
over all things! Unto Him ye will be brought back.