Chapter[ 36: YA-SEEN (YA-SEEN)
Verses[ 83 ] Revealed[ MAKKA
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Y: Ya Sin.
P: Ya Sin.
S: Ya Seen.
Y: By the Qur'an, full of Wisdom,-
P: By the wise Qur'an,
S: I swear by the Quran full of wisdom
Y: Thou art indeed one of the messengers,
P: Lo! thou art of those sent
S: Most surely you are one of the messengers
Y: On a Straight Way.
P: On a straight path,
S: On a right way.
Y: It is a Revelation sent down by (Him), the Exalted in Might, Most
P: A revelation of the Mighty, the Merciful,
S: A revelation of the Mighty, the Merciful.
Y: In order that thou mayest admonish a people, whose fathers had
received no admonition, and who therefore remain heedless (of the Signs
P: That thou mayst warn a folk whose fathers were not warned, so they
S: That you may warn a people whose fathers were not warned, so they are
Y: The Word is proved true against the greater part of them: for they do
P: Already hath the judgment, (for their infidelity) proved true of most
of them, for they believe not.
S: Certainly the word has proved true of most of them, so they do not
Y: We have put yokes round their necks right up to their chins, so that
their heads are forced up (and they cannot see).
P: Lo! We have put on their necks carcans reaching unto the chins, so
that they are made stiff-necked.
S: Surely We have placed chains on their necks, and these reach up to
their chins, so they have their heads raised aloft.
Y: And We have put a bar in front of them and a bar behind them, and
further, We have covered them up; so that they cannot see.
P: And We have set a bar before them and a bar behind them, and (thus)
have covered them so that they see not.
S: And We have made before them a barrier and a barrier behind them,
then We have covered them over so that they do not see.
Y: The same is it to them whether thou admonish them or thou do not
admonish them: they will not believe.
P: Whether thou warn them or thou warn them not, it is alike for them,
for they believe not.
S: And it is alike to them whether you warn them or warn them not: they
do not believe.
Y: Thou canst but admonish such a one as follows the Message and fears
the (Lord) Most Gracious, unseen: give such a one, therefore, good
tidings, of Forgiveness and a Reward most generous.
P: Thou warnest only him who followeth the Reminder and feareth the
Beneficent in secret. To him bear tidings of forgiveness and a rich
S: You can only warn him who follows the reminder and fears the
Beneficent Allah in secret; so announce to him forgiveness and an
Y: Verily We shall give life to the dead, and We record that which they
send before and that which they leave behind, and of all things have We
taken account in a clear Book (of evidence).
P: 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.
S: Surely We give life to the dead, and We write down what they have
sent before and their footprints, and We have recorded everything in a
Y: Set forth to them, by way of a parable, the (story of) the Companions
of the City. Behold, there came messengers to it.
P: Coin for them a similitude: The people of the city when those sent
(from Allah) came unto them;
S: And set out to them an example of the people of the town, when the
messengers came to it.
Y: When We (first) sent to them two messengers, they rejected them: But
We strengthened them with a third: they said, "Truly, we have been sent
on a mission to you."
P: 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
S: When We sent to them two, they rejected both of them, then We
strengthened (them) with a third, so they said: Surely we are
messengers to you.
Y: The (people) said: "Ye are only men like ourselves; and (Allah) Most
Gracious sends no sort of revelation: ye do nothing but lie."
P: They said: Ye are but mortals like unto us. The Beneficent hath
naught revealed. Ye do but lie!
S: They said: You are naught but mortals like ourselves, nor has the
Beneficent Allah revealed anything; you only lie.
Y: They said: "Our Lord doth know that we have been sent on a mission to
P: They answered: Our Lord knoweth that we are indeed sent unto you,
S: They said: Our Lord knows that we are most surely messengers to you.
Y: "And our duty is only to proclaim the clear Message."
P: And our duty is but plain conveyance (of the message).
S: And nothing devolves on us but a clear deliverance (of the message).
Y: The (people) said: "for us, we augur an evil omen from you: if ye
desist not, we will certainly stone you. And a grievous punishment
indeed will be inflicted on you by us."
P: (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
S: They said: Surely we augur evil from you; if you do not desist, we
will certainly stone you, and there shall certainly afflict vou a
painful chastisement from us.
Y: They said: "Your evil omens are with yourselves: (deem ye this an
evil omen). If ye are admonished? Nay, but ye are a people
transgressing all bounds!"
P: They said: Your evil augury be with you! Is it because ye are
reminded (of the truth)? Nay, but ye are froward folk!
S: They said: Your evil fortune is with you; what! if you are reminded!
Nay, you are an extravagant people.
Y: Then there came running, from the farthest part of the City, a man,
saying, "O my people! Obey the messengers:"
P: And there came from the uttermost part of the city a man running. He
cried: O my people! Follow those who have been sent!
S: And from the remote part of the city there came a man running, he
said: O my people! follow the messengers;
Y: "Obey those who ask no reward of you (for themselves), and who have
themselves received Guidance."
P: Follow those who ask of you no fee, and who are rightly guided.
S: Follow him who does not ask you for reward, and they are the
followers of the right course;
Y: "It would not be reasonable in me if I did not serve Him Who created
me, and to Whom ye shall (all) be brought back."
P: For what cause should I not serve Him Who hath created me, and unto
Whom ye will be brought back?
S: And what reason have I that I should not serve Him Who brought me
into existence? And to Him you shall be brought back;
Y: "Shall I take (other) gods besides Him? If (Allah) Most Gracious
should intend some adversity for me, of no use whatever will be their
intercession for me, nor can they deliver me."
P: 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?
S: What! shall I take besides Him gods whose intercession, if the
Beneficent Allah should desire to afflict me with a harm, shall not
avail me aught, nor shall they be able to deliver me?
Y: "I would indeed, if I were to do so, be in manifest Error."
P: Then truly I should be in error manifest.
S: In that case I shall most surely be in clear error:
Y: "For me, I have faith in the Lord of you (all): listen, then, to me!"
P: Lo! I have believed in your Lord, so hear me!
S: Surely I believe in your Lord, therefore hear me.
Y: It was said: "Enter thou the Garden." He said: "Ah me! Would that my
People knew (what I know)!"-
P: It was said (unto him): Enter paradise. He said: Would that my people
S: It was said: Enter the garden. He said: O would that my people had
Y: "For that my Lord has granted me Forgiveness and has enrolled me
among those held in honour!"
P: With what (munificence) my Lord hath pardoned me and made me of the
S: Of that on account of which my Lord has forgiven me and made me of
the honored ones!
Y: And We sent not down against his People, after him, any hosts from
heaven, nor was it needful for Us so to do.
P: We sent not down against his people after him a host from heaven, nor
do We ever send.
S: And We did not send down upon his people after him any hosts from
heaven, nor do We ever send down.
Y: It was no more than a single mighty Blast, and behold! they were
(like ashes) quenched and silent.
P: It was but one Shout, and lo! they were extinct.
S: It was naught but a single cry, and lo! they were still.
Y: Ah! Alas for (My) Servants! There comes not a messenger to them but
they mock him!
P: Ah, the anguish for the bondmen! Never came there unto them a
messenger but they did mock him!
S: Alas for the servants! there comes not to them a messenger but they
mock at him.
Y: See they not how many generations before them we destroyed? Not to
them will they return:
P: Have they not seen how many generations We destroyed before them,
which indeed returned not unto them;
S: Do they not consider how many of the generations have We destroyed
before them, because they do not turn to them?
Y: But each one of them all - will be brought before Us (for judgment).
P: But all, without exception, will be brought before Us.
S: And all of them shall surely be brought before Us.
Y: A Sign for them is the earth that is dead: We do give it life, and
produce grain therefrom, of which ye do eat.
P: A token unto them is the dead earth. We revive it, and We bring forth
from it grain so that they eat thereof;
S: And a sign to them is the dead earth: We give life to it and bring
forth from it grain SQ they eat of it.
Y: And We produce therein orchard with date-palms and vines, and We
cause springs to gush forth therein:
P: And We have placed therein gardens of the date-palm and grapes, and
We have caused springs of water to gush forth therein,
S: And We make therein gardens of palms and grapevines and We make
springs to flow forth in it,
Y: That they may enjoy the fruits of this (artistry): It was not their
hands that made this: will they not then give thanks?
P: That they may eat of the fruit thereof, and their hands made it not.
Will they not, then, give thanks?
S: That they may eat of the fruit thereof, and their hands did not make
it; will they not then be grateful?
Y: Glory to Allah, Who created in pairs all things that the earth
produces, as well as their own (human) kind and (other) things of which
they have no knowledge.
P: 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!
S: Glory be to Him Who created pairs of all things, of what the earth
grows, and of their kind and of what they do not know.
Y: And a Sign for them is the Night: We withdraw therefrom the Day, and
behold they are plunged in darkness;
P: A token unto them is night. We strip it of the day, and lo! they are
S: And a sign to them is the night: We draw forth from it the day, then
lo! they are in the dark;
Y: And the sun runs his course for a period determined for him: that is
the decree of (Him), the Exalted in Might, the All-Knowing.
P: And the sun runneth on unto a resting-place for him. That is the
measuring of the Mighty, the Wise.
S: And the sun runs on to a term appointed for it; that is the ordinance
of the Mighty, the Knowing.
Y: And the Moon,- We have measured for her mansions (to traverse) till
she returns like the old (and withered) lower part of a date-stalk.
P: And for the moon We have appointed mansions till she return like an
old shrivelled palm-leaf.
S: And (as for) the moon, We have ordained for it stages till it becomes
again as an old dry palm branch.
Y: It is not permitted to the Sun to catch up the Moon, nor can the
Night outstrip the Day: Each (just) swims along in (its own) orbit
(according to Law).
P: It is not for the sun to overtake the moon, nor doth the night
outstrip the day. They float each in an orbit.
S: Neither is it allowable to the sun that it should overtake the moon,
nor can the night outstrip the day; and all float on in a sphere.
Y: And a Sign for them is that We bore their race (through the Flood) in
the loaded Ark;
P: And a token unto them is that We bear their offspring in the laden
S: And a sign to them is that We bear their offspring in the laden ship.
Y: And We have created for them similar (vessels) on which they ride.
P: And have created for them of the like thereof whereon they ride.
S: And We have created for them the like of it, what they will ride on.
Y: If it were Our Will, We could drown them: then would there be no
helper (to hear their cry), nor could they be delivered,
P: And if We will, We drown them, and there is no help for them, neither
can they be saved;
S: And if We please, We can drown them, then there shall be no succorer
for them, nor shall they be rescued,
Y: Except by way of Mercy from Us, and by way of (world) convenience (to
serve them) for a time.
P: Unless by mercy from Us and as comfort for a while.
S: But (by) mercy from Us and for enjoyment till a time.
Y: When they are told, "Fear ye that which is before you and that which
will be after you, in order that ye may receive Mercy," (they turn
P: 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
S: And when it is said to them: Guard against what is before you and
what is behind you, that mercy may be had on you.
Y: Not a Sign comes to them from among the Signs of their Lord, but they
turn away therefrom.
P: Never came a token of the tokens of their Lord to them, but they did
turn away from it!
S: And there comes not to them a communication of the communications of
their Lord but they turn aside from it.
Y: And when they are told, "Spend ye of (the bounties) with which Allah
has provided you," the Unbelievers say to those who believe: "Shall we
then feed those whom, if Allah had so willed, He would have fed,
(Himself)?- Ye are in nothing but manifest error."
P: 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.
S: And when it is said to them: Spend out of what Allah has given you,
those who disbelieve say to those who believe: Shall we feed him whom,
if Allah please, He could feed? You are in naught but clear error.
Y: Further, they say, "When will this promise (come to pass), if what ye
say is true?"
P: And they say: When will this promise be fulfilled, if ye are
S: And they say: When will this threat come to pass, if you are
Y: They will not (have to) wait for aught but a single Blast: it will
seize them while they are yet disputing among themselves!
P: They await but one Shout, which will surprise them while they are
S: They wait not for aught but a single cry which will overtake them
while they yet contend with one another.
Y: No (chance) will they then have, by will, to dispose (of their
affairs), nor to return to their own people!
P: Then they cannot make bequest, nor can they return to their own folk.
S: So they shall not be able to make a bequest, nor shall they return to
Y: The trumpet shall be sounded, when behold! from the sepulchres (men)
will rush forth to their Lord!
P: And the trumpet is blown and lo! from the graves they hie unto their
S: And the trumpet shall be blown, when lo! from their graves they
shall hasten on to their Lord.
Y: They will say: "Ah! Woe unto us! Who hath raised us up from our beds
of repose?"... (A voice will say:) "This is what (Allah) Most Gracious
had promised. And true was the word of the messengers!"
P: 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
S: They shall say: O woe to us! who has raised us up from our
sleeping-place? This is what the Beneficent Allah promised and the
messengers told the truth.
Y: It will be no more than a single Blast, when lo! they will all be
brought up before Us!
P: It is but one Shout, and behold them brought together before Us!
S: There would be naught but a single cry, when lo! they shall all be
brought before Us.
Y: Then, on that Day, not a soul will be wronged in the least, and ye
shall but be repaid the meeds of your past Deeds.
P: This day no soul is wronged in aught; nor are ye requited aught save
what ye used to do.
S: So this day no soul shall be dealt with unjustly in the least; and
you shall not be rewarded aught but that which you did.
Y: Verily the Companions of the Garden shall that Day have joy in all
that they do;
P: Lo! those who merit paradise this day are happily employed,
S: Surely the dwellers of the garden shall on that day be in an
occupation quite happy.
Y: They and their associates will be in groves of (cool) shade,
reclining on Thrones (of dignity);
P: They and their wives, in pleasant shade, on thrones reclining;
S: They and their wives shall be in shades, reclining on raised couches.
Y: (Every) fruit (enjoyment) will be there for them; they shall have
whatever they call for;
P: Theirs the fruit (of their good deeds) and theirs (all) that they
S: They shall have fruits therein, and they shall have whatever they
Y: "Peace!" - a word (of salutation) from a Lord Most Merciful!
P: The word from a Merciful Lord (for them) is: Peace!
S: Peace: a word from a Merciful Lord.
Y: "And O ye in sin! Get ye apart this Day!"
P: But avaunt ye, O ye guilty, this day!
S: And get aside today, O guilty ones!
Y: "Did I not enjoin on you, O ye Children of Adam, that ye should not
worship Satan; for that he was to you an enemy avowed?"-
P: Did I not charge you, O ye sons of Adam, that ye worship not the
devil - Lo! he is your open foe!
S: Did I not charge you, O children of Adam! that you should not serve
the Shaitan? Surely he is your open enemy,
Y: "And that ye should worship Me, (for that) this was the Straight Way?"
P: But that ye worship Me? That was the right path.
S: And that you should serve Me; this is the right way.
Y: "But he did lead astray a great multitude of you. Did ye not, then,
P: Yet he hath led astray of you a great multitude. Had ye then no
S: And certainly he led astray numerous people from among you. What!
could you not then understand?
Y: "This is the Hell of which ye were (repeatedly) warned!"
P: This is hell which ye were promised (if ye followed him).
S: This is the hell with which you were threatened.
Y: "Embrace ye the (fire) this Day, for that ye (persistently) rejected
P: Burn therein this day for that ye disbelieved.
S: Enter into it this day because you disbelieved.
Y: That Day shall We set a seal on their mouths. But their hands will
speak to us, and their feet bear witness, to all that they did.
P: 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 earn.
S: On that day We will set a seal upon their mouths, and their hands
shall speak to Us, and their feet shall bear witness of what they
Y: If it had been our Will, We could surely have blotted out their eyes;
then should they have run about groping for the Path, but how could
they have seen?
P: 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?
S: And if We please We would certainly put out their eyes, then they
would run about groping for the way, but how should they see?
Y: And if it had been Our Will, We could have transformed them (to
remain) in their places; then should they have been unable to move
about, nor could they have returned (after error).
P: And had We willed, We verily could have fixed them in their place,
making them powerless to go forward or turn back.
S: And if We please We would surely transform them in their place, then
they would not be able to go on, nor will they return.
Y: If We grant long life to any, We cause him to be reversed in nature:
Will they not then understand?
P: 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?
S: And whomsoever We cause to live long, We reduce (him) to an abject
state in constitution; do they not then understand?
Y: We have not instructed the (Prophet) in Poetry, nor is it meet for
him: this is no less than a Message and a Qur'an making things clear:
P: And We have not taught him (Muhammad) poetry, nor is it meet for him.
This is naught else than a Reminder and a Lecture making plain,
S: And We have not taught him poetry, nor is it meet for him; it is
nothing but a reminder and a plain Quran,
Y: That it may give admonition to any (who are) alive, and that the
charge may be proved against those who reject (Truth).
P: To warn whosoever liveth, and that the word may be fulfilled against
S: That it may warn him who would have life, and (that) the word may
prove true against the unbelievers.
Y: See they not that it is We Who have created for them - among the
things which Our hands have fashioned - cattle, which are under their
P: Have they not seen how We have created for them of Our handiwork the
cattle, so that they are their owners,
S: Do they not see that We have created cattle for them, out of what Our
hands have wrought, so they are their masters?
Y: And that We have subjected them to their (use)? of them some do carry
them and some they eat:
P: And have subdued them unto them, so that some of them they have for
riding, some for food?
S: And We have subjected them to them, so some of them they have to ride
upon, and some of them they eat.
Y: And they have (other) profits from them (besides), and they get
(milk) to drink. Will they not then be grateful?
P: Benefits and (divers) drinks have they from them. Will they not then
S: And therein they have advantages and drinks; will they not then be
Y: Yet they take (for worship) gods other than Allah, (hoping) that they
might be helped!
P: And they have taken (other) gods beside Allah, in order that they may
S: And they have taken gods besides Allah that they may be helped.
Y: They have not the power to help them: but they will be brought up
(before Our Judgment-seat) as a troop (to be condemned).
P: It is not in their power to help them; but they (the worshippers) are
unto them a host in arms.
S: (But) they shall not be able to assist them, and they shall be a host
brought up before them.
Y: Let not their speech, then, grieve thee. Verily We know what they
hide as well as what they disclose.
P: So let not their speech grieve thee (O Muhammad). Lo! We know what
they conceal and what proclaim.
S: Therefore let not their speech grieve you; surely We know what they
do in secret and what they do openly.
Y: Doth not man see that it is We Who created him from sperm? yet
behold! he (stands forth) as an open adversary!
P: Hath not man seen that We have created him from a drop of seed? Yet
lo! he is an open opponent.
S: Does not man see that We have created him from the small seed? Then
lo! he is an open disputant.
Y: And he makes comparisons for Us, and forgets his own (origin and)
Creation: He says, "Who can give life to (dry) bones and decomposed
ones (at that)?"
P: 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
S: And he strikes out a likeness for Us and forgets his own creation.
Says he: Who will give life to the bones when they are rotten?
Y: Say, "He will give them life Who created them for the first time! for
He is Well-versed in every kind of creation!"-
P: Say: He will revive them Who produced them at the first, for He is
Knower of every creation,
S: Say: He will give life to them Who brought them into existence at
first, and He is cognizant of all creation,
Y: "The same Who produces for you fire out of the green tree, when
behold! ye kindle therewith (your own fires)!"
P: Who hath appointed for you fire from the green tree, and behold! ye
kindle from it.
S: He Who has made for you the fire (to burn) from the green tree, so
that with it you kindle (fire).
Y: "Is not He Who created the heavens and the earth able to create the
like thereof?" - Yea, indeed! for He is the Creator Supreme, of skill
and knowledge (infinite)!
P: 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 All-Wise Creator,
S: Is not He Who created the heavens and the earth able to create the
like of them? Yea! and He is the Creator (of all), the Knower.
Y: Verily, when He intends a thing, His Command is, "be", and it is!
P: But His command, when He intendeth a thing, is only that He saith
unto it: Be! and it is.
S: His command, when He intends anything, is only to say to it: Be, so
Y: So glory to Him in Whose hands is the dominion of all things: and to
Him will ye be all brought back.
P: Therefor Glory be to Him in Whose hand is the dominion over all
things! Unto Him ye will be brought back.
S: Therefore glory be to Him in Whose hand is the kingdom of all things,
and to Him you shall be brought back.