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The Holy Quran, tr. by Yusuf Ali, [1934] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 1. Qāf. By the Glorious Qur-ān (Thou art God's Apostle). 2. But they wonder that There has come to them A Warner from among Themselves. So the Unbelievers say: "This is a wonderful thing! 3. "What! When we die And become dust, (shall we Live again?) That is A (sort of) Return Far (from our understanding)." 4. We already know How much of them The earth takes away: With Us is a Record Guarding (the full account). 5. But they deny the truth When it comes to them: So they are in A confused state. 6. Do they not look At the sky above them?— How We have made it And adorned it, And there are no Flaws in it? 7. And the earth— We have spread it out, And set thereon mountains Standing firm, and produced Therein every kind of Beautiful growth (in pairs)— 8. To be observed And commemorated By every devotee Turning (to God). 9. And We send down From the sky Rain Charged with blessing, And We produce therewith Gardens and Grain for harvests; 10. And tall (and stately) Palm-trees, with shoots Of fruit-stalks, piled One over another;— 11, As sustenance for (God's) Servants;— And We give (new) life Therewith to land that is Dead: thus will be The Resurrection. 12. Before them was denied (The Hereafter) by the People Of Noah, the Companions Of the Rass, the Thamūd, 13. The ‘Ād, Pharaoh, The Brethren of Lūṭ, 14. The Companions of the Wood, And the People of Tubba‘; Each one (of them) rejected The apostles, and My warning Was duly fulfilled (in them). 15. Were We then weary With the first Creation, That they should be In confused doubt About a new Creation? 16. It was We Who Created man, and We know What dark suggestions his soul Makes to him: for We Are nearer to him Than (his) jugular vein. 17. Behold, two (guardian angels) Appointed to learn (his doings) Learn (and note them), One sitting on the right And one on the left. 18. Not a word does he Utter but there is A sentinel by him, Ready (to note it). 19. And the stupor of death Will bring truth (before His eyes): "This was The thing which thou Wast trying to escape!" 20. And the Trumpet Shall be blown: That will be the Day Whereof Warning (had been given). 21. And there will come forth Every soul: with each Will be an (angel) to drive, And an (angel) to Bear witness. 22. (It will be said:) "Thou wast heedless Of this; now have We Removed thy veil, And sharp is thy sight This Day!" 23. And his Companion will say: "Here is (his Record) ready With me!" 24. (The sentence will be:) "Throw, throw into Hell Every contumacious Rejecter (Of God)!— 25. "Who forbade what was good, Transgressed all bounds, Cast doubts and suspicions; 26. "Who set up another god Beside God: throw him Into a severe Penalty." 27. His Companion will say: "Our Lord! I did not Make him transgress, But he was (himself) Far astray." 28. He will say: "Dispute not With each other In My Presence: I had already in advance Sent you Warning. 29. "The Word changes not Before Me, and I do not The least injustice To My Servants." 30. One Day We will Ask Hell, "Art thou Filled to the full?" It will say, "Are there Any more (to come)?" 31. And the Garden Will be brought nigh To the Righteous,—no more A thing distant. 32. (A voice will say:) "This is what was Promised for you, For every one who turned (To God) in sincere repentance, Who kept (His Law), 33. "Who feared (God) Most Gracious unseen, And brought a heart Turned in devotion (to Him): 34. "Enter ye therein In Peace and Security; This is a Day Of Eternal Life!" 35. There will be for them Therein all that they wish,— And more besides In Our Presence, 36. But how many Generations before them Did We destroy (for their Sins),—stronger in power Than they? Then did they Wander through the land: Was there any place Of escape (for them)? 37. Verily in this Is a Message For any that has A heart and understanding Or who gives ear and Earnestly witnesses (the truth). 38. We created the heavens And the earth and all Between them in Six Days, Nor did any sense Of weariness touch Us. 39. Bear, then, with patience, All that they say, And celebrate the praises Of thy Lord, before The rising of the sun And before (its) setting, 40. And during part Of the night, (also,) Celebrate His praises, And (so likewise) After the postures Of adoration. 41. And listen for the Day When the Caller will call Out from a place Quite near,— 42. The Day when they will Hear a (mighty) Blast In (very) truth: that Will be the Day Of Resurrection. 43. Verily it is We Who Give Life and Death; And to Us is The Final Goal— 44. The Day when The Earth will be Rent asunder, from (men) Hurrying out: that will be A gathering together,— Quite easy for Us. 45. We know best what they Say; and thou art not One to overawe them By force. So admonish With the Qur-ān such As fear My Warning!

Table of Contents

Sra I. Ftia, Or The Opening Chapter
Sra Ii. Baqara, Or The Heifer
Sra Iii. L-I-Imrn, Or The Family Of Imrn
Sra Iv. Nisa, Or The Women
Sra V. Mda, Or The Table Spread.
Sra Vi. Anm, Or Cattle
Sra Vii. Arf, Or The Heights
Sra Viii. Anfl, Or The Spoils Of War
Sra Ix. Tauba (Repentance) Or Barat (Immunity)
Sra X. Ynus, Or Jonah
Sra Xi. Hd (The Prophet Hd)
Sra Xii. Ysuf, Or Joseph
Sra Xiii. Rad Or Thunder
Sra Xiv. Ibrhm, Or Abraham
Sra Xv. Al-Hijr. Or The Rocky Tract
Sra Xvi. Nal Or The Bee
Sra Xvii. Ban Isr-L, Or The Children Of Israel.
Sra Xviii. Kahf, Or The Cave
Sra Xix. Maryam, Or Mary.
Sra Xx. -H (Mystic Letters, . H.)
Sra Xxi. Anbiya, Or The Prophets
Sra Xxii. Ajj, Or The Pilgrimage
Sra Xxiii. M-Minn
Sra Xxiv. Nr, Or Light
Sra Xxv. Furqn, Or The Criterion
Sra Xxvi. Shuara, Or The Poets
Sra Xxvii. Naml, Or The Ants
Sra Xxviii. Qaa, Or The Narration
Sra Xxix. Ankabt, Or The Spider
Sra Xxx. Rm, Or The Roman Empire.
Sra Xxxi. Luqmn (The Wise).
Sra Xxxii. Sajda, Or Adoration
Sra Xxxiii. Azb, Or The Confederates.
Sra Xxxiv. Sab, Or The City Of Sab
Sra Xxxv. Fir, Or The Originator Of Creation; Or Malka, Or The Angels
Sra Xxxvi. Y-Sn (Being Abbreviated Letters).
Sra Xxxvii. Fft, Or Those Ranged In Ranks.
Sra Xxxviii. D (Being One Of The Abbreviated Letters)
Sra Xxxix.: Zumar, Or The Crowds.
Sra Xl. M-Min, Or The Believer
Sra Xli. H-Mm (Abbreviated Letters), Or -Mm Sajda, Or Fuilat
Sra Xlii. Shr, Or Consultation
Sra Xliii.: Zukhruf, Or Gold Adornments.
Sra Xliv.: Dukhn, Or Smoke (Or Mist).
Sra Xlv. Jathiya, Or Bowing The Knee.
Sra Xlvi.: Aqf, Or Winding Sand-Tracts.
Sra Xlvii. Muammad (The Prophet).
Sra Xlviii. Fat- Or Victory.
Sra Xlix. Ujurt, Or The Inner Apartments.
Sra L. Qf.
Sra Li. Zriyt, Or The Winds That Scatter.
Sra Lii. R, Or The Mount.
Sra Liii. Najm, Or The Star.
Sra Liv. Qamar, Or The Moon.
Sra Lv. Ramn, Or (God) Most Gracious.
Sra Lvi. Wqia, Or The Inevitable Event.
Sra Lvii. Add, Or Iron.
Sra Lviii. Mujdila, Or The Woman Who Pleads.
Sra Lix. Ashr, Or The Gathering
Sra Lx. Mumtaana, Or The Woman To Be Examined.
Sra Lxi. Aff, Or Battle Array.
Sra Lxii. Jumua, Or The Assembly (Friday) Prayer
Sra Lxiii. Munfiqn, Or The Hypocrites.
Sra Lxiv. Tagbun, Or Mutual Loss And Gain.
Sra Lxv. Alq, Or Divorce.
Sra Lxvi. Tarm, Or Holding (Something) To Be Forbidden.
Sra Lxvii. Mulk, Or Dominion.
Sra Lxviii. Qalam, Or The Pen, Or Nn
Sra Lxix. Qqa, Or The Sure Reality.
Sra Lxx. Marij, Or The Ways Of Ascent.
Sra Lxxi. N, Or Noah.
Sra Lxxii. Jinn, Or The Spirits.
Sra Lxxiii. Muzzammil, Or Folded In Garments.
Sra Lxxiv. Muddaththir, Or One Wrapped Up.
Sra Lxxv. Qiymat, Or The Resurrection.
Sra Lxxvi. Dahr, Or Time, Or Insn, Or Man.
Sra Lxxvii. Mursalt, Or Those Sent Forth
Sra Lxxviii. Nabaa, Or The (Great) News
Sra Lxxix. Nzit, Or Those Who Tear Out.
Sra Lxxx. Abasa. Or He Frowned.
Sra Lxxxi. Takwr, Or The Folding Up.
Sra Lxxxii. Infir, Or The Cleaving Asunder.
Sra Lxxxiii. Taff, Or Dealing In Fraud.
Sra Lxxxiv. Inshiqq, Or The Rending Asunder.
Sra Lxxxv. Burj, Or The Zodiacal Signs
Sra Lxxxvi. Riq, Or The Night-Visitant
Sra Lxxxvii. Al, Or The Most High.
Sra Lxxxviii. Gshiya, Or The Overwhelming Event.
Sra Lxxxix. Fajr, Or The Break Of Day.
Sra Xc. Balad, Or The City
Sra Xci. Shams, Or The Sun.
Sra Xcii. Lail, Or The Night.
Sra Xciii. Dhuh, Or The Glorious Morning Light.
Sra Xciv. Inshir, Or The Expansion.
Sra Xcv. Tn, Or The Fig
Sra Xcvi. Iqraa, Or Read! Or Proclaim! Or Alaq, Or The Clot Of Congealed Blood
Sra Xcvii. Qadr, Or The Night Of Power (Or Honour).
Sra Xcviii. Baiyina, Or The Clear Evidence.
Sra Xcix. Zilzl, Or The Convulsion.
Sra C. Adiyt, Or Those That Run.
Sra Ci. Al-Qria, Or The Day Of Noise And Clamour.
Sra Cii. Takathur Or Piling Up.
Sra Ciii. Ar, Or Time Through The Ages.
Sra Civ. Humaza, Or The Scandal-Monger.
Sra Cv. Fl, Or The Elephant.
Sra Cvi. The Quraish, (Custodians Of The Kaba).
Sra Cvii. Mn, Or Neighbourly Needs.
Sra Cviii. Kauthar, Or Abundance.
Sra Cix. Kfirn, Or Those Who Reject Faith.
Sra Cx. Nar, Or Help.
Sra Cxi. Lahab, Or (The Father Of) Flame.
Sra Cxii. Ikhl, Or Purity (Of Faith).
Sra Cxiii. Falaq, Or The Dawn.
Sra Cxiv. Ns, Or Mankind.

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1 Sahil Badruddin = "Recitation of Surah Qaf:"
2 Ahmed M = "Denying what has been made clear would automatically bring our minds into confusion. Everything around us declares the glory of Allah."
3 Ahmed M = "The greatest philosophers have found a difficulty in understanding the sceptical position when they contemplate the wonder and mystery of the skies with all the countless beautiful stars and planets and lights in them, and laws of order, motion, and symmetry, that respond to the highest mathematical abstractions without a flaw. Can blind Chance give rise to such conditions?"
4 Ahmed M = "The earth is round but it appears to be stretched like a carpet - this is because of the weight of mountains."