Chapter[ 52: AT-TUR (THE MOUNT)
Verses[ 49 ] Revealed[ MAKKA
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Y: By the Mount (of Revelation);
P: By the Mount,
S: I swear by the Mountain,
Y: By a Decree Inscribed
P: And a Scripture inscribed
S: And the Book written
Y: In a Scroll unfolded;
P: On fine parchment unrolled,
S: In an outstretched fine parchment,
Y: By the much-frequented Fane;
P: And the House frequented,
S: And the House (Kaaba) that is visited,
Y: By the Canopy Raised High;
P: And the roof exalted,
S: And the elevated canopy
Y: And by the Ocean filled with Swell;-
P: And the sea kept filled,
S: And the swollen sea
Y: Verily, the Doom of thy Lord will indeed come to pass;-
P: Lo! the doom of thy Lord will surely come to pass;
S: Most surely the punishment of your Lord will come to pass;
Y: There is none can avert it;-
P: There is none that can ward it off.
S: There shall be none to avert it;
Y: On the Day when the firmament will be in dreadful commotion.
P: On the day when the heaven will heave with (awful) heaving,
S: On the day when the heaven shall move from side to side
Y: And the mountains will fly hither and thither.
P: And the mountains move away with (awful) movement,
S: And the mountains shall pass away passing away (altogether).
Y: Then woe that Day to those that treat (Truth) as Falsehood;-
P: Then woe that day unto the deniers
S: So woe on that day to those who reject (the truth),
Y: That play (and paddle) in shallow trifles.
P: Who play in talk of grave matters;
S: Those who sport entering into vain discourses.
Y: That Day shall they be thrust down to the Fire of Hell, irresistibly.
P: The day when they are thrust with a (disdainful) thrust, into the
fire of Hell.
S: The day on which they shall be driven away to the fire of hell with
Y: "This," it will be said, "Is the Fire,- which ye were wont to deny!"
P: (And it is said unto them): This is the Fire which ye were wont to
S: This is the fire which you used to give the lie to.
Y: "Is this then a fake, or is it ye that do not see?"
P: Is this magic, or do ye not see?
S: Is it magic then or do you not see?
Y: "Burn ye therein: the same is it to you whether ye bear it with
patience, or not: Ye but receive the recompense of your (own) deeds."
P: Endure the heat thereof, and whether ye are patient of it or
impatient of it is all one for you. Ye are only being paid for what ye
used to do.
S: Enter into it, then bear (it) patiently, or do not bear (it)
patiently, it is the same to you; you shall be requited only (for) what
Y: As to the Righteous, they will be in Gardens, and in Happiness,-
P: Lo! those who kept their duty dwell in gardens and delight,
S: Surely those who guard (against evil) shall be in gardens and bliss
Y: Enjoying the (Bliss) which their Lord hath bestowed on them, and
their Lord shall deliver them from the Penalty of the Fire.
P: Happy because of what their Lord hath given them, and (because) their
Lord hath warded off from them the torment of hell-fire.
S: Rejoicing because of what their Lord gave them, and their Lord saved
them from the punishment of the burning fire.
Y: (To them will be said:) "Eat and drink ye, with profit and health,
because of your (good) deeds."
P: (And it is said unto them): Eat and drink in health (as a reward) for
what ye used to do,
S: Eat and drink pleasantly for what you did,
Y: They will recline (with ease) on Thrones (of dignity) arranged in
ranks; and We shall join them to Companions, with beautiful big and
P: Reclining on ranged couches. And we wed them unto fair ones with
wide, lovely eyes.
S: Reclining on thrones set in lines, and We will unite them to
large-eyed beautiful ones.
Y: And those who believe and whose families follow them in Faith,- to
them shall We join their families: Nor shall We deprive them (of the
fruit) of aught of their works: (Yet) is each individual in pledge for
P: And they who believe and whose seed follow them in faith, We cause
their seed to join them (there), and We deprive them of nought of their
(life's) work. Every man is a pledge for that which he hath earned.
S: And (as for) those who believe and their offspring follow them in
faith, We will unite with them their offspring and We will not diminish
to them aught of their work; every man is responsible for what he shall
Y: And We shall bestow on them, of fruit and meat, anything they shall
P: And We provide them with fruit and meat such as they desire.
S: And We will aid them with fruit and flesh such as they desire.
Y: They shall there exchange, one with another, a (loving) cup free of
frivolity, free of all taint of ill.
P: There they pass from hand to hand a cup wherein is neither vanity nor
cause of sin.
S: They shall pass therein from one to another a cup wherein there shall
be nothing vain nor any sin.
Y: Round about them will serve, (devoted) to them, young male servants
(handsome) as Pearls well-guarded.
P: And there go round, waiting on them menservants of their own, as they
were hidden pearls.
S: And round them shall go boys of theirs as if they were hidden pearls.
Y: They will advance to each other, engaging in mutual enquiry.
P: And some of them draw near unto others, questioning,
S: And some of them shall advance towards others questioning each other.
Y: They will say: "Aforetime, we were not without fear for the sake of
P: Saying: Lo! of old, when we were with our families, we were ever
S: Saying: Surely we feared before on account of our families:
Y: "But Allah has been good to us, and has delivered us from the Penalty
of the Scorching Wind."
P: But Allah hath been gracious unto us and hath preserved us from the
torment of the breath of Fire.
S: But Allah has been gracious to us and He has saved us from the
punishment of the hot wind:
Y: "Truly, we did call unto Him from of old: truly it is He, the
Beneficent, the Merciful!"
P: Lo! we used to pray unto Him of old. Lo! He is the Benign, the
S: Surely we called upon Him before: Surely He is the Benign, the
Y: Therefore proclaim thou the praises (of thy Lord): for by the Grace
of thy Lord, thou art no (vulgar) soothsayer, nor art thou one
P: Therefor warn (men, O Muhammad). By the grace of Allah thou art
neither soothsayer nor madman.
S: Therefore continue to remind, for by the grace of your Lord, you are
not a soothsayer, or a madman.
Y: Or do they say:- "A Poet! we await for him some calamity (hatched) by
P: Or say they: (he is) a poet, (one) for whom we may expect the
accident of time?
S: Or do they say: A poet, we wait for him the evil accidents of time.
Y: Say thou: "Await ye!- I too will wait along with you!"
P: Say (unto them): Except (your fill)! Lo! I am with you among the
S: Say: Wait, for surely I too with you am of those who wait.
Y: Is it that their faculties of understanding urge them to this, or are
they but a people transgressing beyond bounds?
P: Do their minds command them to do this, or are they an outrageous
S: Nay! do their understandings bid them this? Or are they an inordinate
Y: Or do they say, "He fabricated the (Message)"? Nay, they have no
P: Or say they: He hath invented it? Nay, but they will not believe!
S: Or do they say: He has forged it. Nay! they do not believe.
Y: Let them then produce a recital like unto it,- If (it be) they speak
P: Then let them produce speech the like thereof, if they are truthful.
S: Then let them bring an announcement like it if they are truthful.
Y: Were they created of nothing, or were they themselves the creators?
P: Or were they created out of naught? Or are they the creators?
S: Or were they created without there being anything, or are they the
Y: Or did they create the heavens and the earth? Nay, they have no firm
P: Or did they create the heavens and the earth? Nay, but they are sure
S: Or did they create the heavens and the earth? Nay! they have no
Y: Or are the Treasures of thy Lord with them, or are they the managers
P: Or do they own the treasures of thy Lord? Or have they been given
S: Or have they the treasures of your Lord with them? Or have they been
set in absolute authority?
Y: Or have they a ladder, by which they can (climb up to heaven and)
listen (to its secrets)? Then let (such a) listener of theirs produce a
P: Or have they any stairway (unto heaven) by means of which they
overhear (decrees). Then let their listener produce some warrant
S: Or have they the means by which they listen? Then let their listener
bring a clear authority.
Y: Or has He only daughters and ye have sons?
P: Or hath He daughters whereas ye have sons?
S: Or has He daughters while you have sons?
Y: Or is it that thou dost ask for a reward, so that they are burdened
with a load of debt?-
P: Or askest thou (Muhammad) a fee from them so that they are plunged in
S: Or do you ask them for a reward, so that they are overburdened by a
Y: Or that the Unseen in it their hands, and they write it down?
P: Or possess they the Unseen so that they can write (it) down?
S: Or have they the unseen so that they write (it) down?
Y: Or do they intend a plot (against thee)? But those who defy Allah are
themselves involved in a Plot!
P: Or seek they to ensnare (the messenger)? But those who disbelieve,
they are the ensnared!
S: Or do they desire a war? But those who disbelieve shall be the
vanquished ones in war.
Y: Or have they a god other than Allah? Exalted is Allah far above the
things they associate with Him!
P: Or have they any god beside Allah? Glorified be Allah from all that
they ascribe as partner (unto Him)!
S: Or have they a god other than Allah? Glory be to Allah from what they
set up (with Him).
Y: Were they to see a piece of the sky falling (on them), they would
(only) say: "Clouds gathered in heaps!"
P: And if they were to see a fragment of the heaven falling, they would
say: A heap of clouds.
S: And if they should see a portion of the heaven coming down, they
would say: Piled up clouds.
Y: So leave them alone until they encounter that Day of theirs, wherein
they shall (perforce) swoon (with terror),-
P: Then let them be (O Muhammad), till they meet their day, in which
they will be thunder-stricken,
S: Leave them then till they meet that day of theirs wherein they shall
be made to swoon (with terror):
Y: The Day when their plotting will avail them nothing and no help shall
be given them.
P: A day in which their guile will naught avail them, nor will they be
S: The day on which their struggle shall not avail them aught, nor shall
they be helped.
Y: And verily, for those who do wrong, there is another punishment
besides this: But most of them understand not.
P: And verily, for those who do wrong, there is a punishment beyond
that. But most of them know not.
S: And surely those who are unjust shall have a punishment besides that
(in the world), but most of them do not know.
Y: Now await in patience the command of thy Lord: for verily thou art in
Our eyes: and celebrate the praises of thy Lord the while thou standest
P: So wait patiently (O Muhammad) for thy Lord's decree, for surely thou
art in Our sight; and hymn the praise of thy Lord when thou uprisest,
S: And wait patiently for the judgment of your Lord, for surely you are
before Our eyes, and sing the praise of your Lord when you rise;
Y: And for part of the night also praise thou Him,- and at the retreat
of the stars!
P: And in the night-time also hymn His praise, and at the setting of the
S: And in the night, give Him glory too, and at the setting of the