سورة البروج / Al-Burooj
By the sky, (displaying) the Zodiacal Signs;
1. بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَالسَّمَاءِ ذَاتِ الْبُرُوجِ
By the promised Day (of Judgment);
2. وَالْيَوْمِ الْمَوْعُودِ
By one that witnesses, and the subject of the witness;-
3. وَشَاهِدٍ وَمَشْهُودٍ
Woe to the makers of the pit (of fire),
4. قُتِلَ أَصْحَابُ الْأُخْدُودِ
Fire supplied (abundantly) with fuel:
5. النَّارِ ذَاتِ الْوَقُودِ
Behold! they sat over against the (fire),
6. إِذْ هُمْ عَلَيْهَا قُعُودٌ
And they witnessed (all) that they were doing against the Believers.
7. وَهُمْ عَلَى مَا يَفْعَلُونَ بِالْمُؤْمِنِينَ شُهُودٌ
And they ill-treated them for no other reason than that they believed in Allah, Exalted in Power, Worthy of all Praise!-
8. وَمَا نَقَمُوا مِنْهُمْ إِلَّا أَن يُؤْمِنُوا بِاللَّهِ الْعَزِيزِ الْحَمِيدِ
Him to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth! And Allah is Witness to all things.
9. الَّذِي لَهُ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَاللَّهُ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ شَهِيدٌ
Those who persecute (or draw into temptation) the Believers, men and women, and do not turn in repentance, will have the Penalty of Hell: They will have the Penalty of the Burning Fire.
10. إِنَّ الَّذِينَ فَتَنُوا الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ ثُمَّ لَمْ يَتُوبُوا فَلَهُمْ عَذَابُ جَهَنَّمَ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابُ الْحَرِيقِ
For those who believe and do righteous deeds, will be Gardens; beneath which rivers flow: That is the great Salvation, (the fulfilment of all desires),
11. إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَهُمْ جَنَّاتٌ تَجْرِي مِن تَحْتِهَا الْأَنْهَارُ ذَلِكَ الْفَوْزُ الْكَبِيرُ
Truly strong is the Grip (and Power) of thy Lord.
12. إِنَّ بَطْشَ رَبِّكَ لَشَدِيدٌ
It is He Who creates from the very beginning, and He can restore (life).
13. إِنَّهُ هُوَ يُبْدِئُ وَيُعِيدُ
And He is the Oft-Forgiving, Full of Loving-Kindness,
14. وَهُوَ الْغَفُورُ الْوَدُودُ
Lord of the Throne of Glory,
15. ذُو الْعَرْشِ الْمَجِيدُ
Doer (without let) of all that He intends.
16. فَعَّالٌ لِّمَا يُرِيدُ
Has the story reached thee, of the forces-
17. هَلْ أَتَاكَ حَدِيثُ الْجُنُودِ
Of Pharaoh and the Thamud?
18. فِرْعَوْنَ وَثَمُودَ
And yet the Unbelievers (persist) in rejecting (the Truth)!
19. بَلِ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا فِي تَكْذِيبٍ
But Allah doth encompass them from behind!
20. وَاللَّهُ مِن وَرَائِهِم مُّحِيطٌ
Nay, this is a Glorious Qur'an,
21. بَلْ هُوَ قُرْآنٌ مَّجِيدٌ
(Inscribed) in a Tablet Preserved!
22. فِي لَوْحٍ مَّحْفُوظٍ