[51.1] By those that winnow
with a winnowing
[51.2] And those that bear the burden (of the rain)
[51.3] And those that glide with ease (upon the sea)
[51.4] And those who distribute (blessings) by command,
[51.5] Lo! that wherewith ye are threatened is indeed true,
[51.6] And lo! the judgment will indeed befall.
[51.7] By the heaven full of paths,
[51.8] Lo! ye, forsooth, are of various opinion (concerning the
[51.9] He is made to turn away from it who is (himself) averse.
[51.10] Accursed be the conjecturers
[51.11] Who are careless in an abyss!
[51.12] They ask: When is the Day of Judgment ?
[51.13] (It is) the day when they will be tormented at the Fire,
[51.14] (And it will be said unto them): Taste your torment
(which ye inflicted). This is what ye sought to hasten.
[51.15] Lo! those who keep from evil will dwell amid gardens and
[51.16] Taking that which their Lord giveth them; for lo!
aforetime they were doers of good;
[51.17] They used to sleep but little of the night,
[51.18] And ere the dawning of each day would seek forgiveness,
[51.19] And in their wealth the beggar and the outcast had due
[51.20] And in the earth are portents for those whose faith is
[51.21] And (also) in yourselves. Can ye then not see ?
[51.22] And in the heaven is your providence and that which ye
[51.23] And by the Lord of the heavens and the earth, it is the
truth, even as (it is true) that ye speak.
[51.24] Hath the story of Abraham's honoured guests reached thee
(O Muhammad) ?
[51.25] When they came in unto him and said: Peace! he answered,
Peace! (and thought): Folk unknown (to me).
[51.26] Then he went apart unto his housefolk so that they
brought a fatted calf;
[51.27] And he set it before them, saying: Will ye not eat ?
[51.28] Then he conceived a fear of them. They said: Fear not!
and gave him tidings of (the birth of) a wise son.
[51.29] Then his wife came forward, making moan, and smote her
face, and cried: A barren old woman!
[51.30] They said: Even so saith thy Lord. Lo! He is the Wise,
[51.31] (Abraham) said: And (afterward) what is your errand, O
ye sent (from Allah) ?
[51.32] They said: Lo! we are sent unto a guilty folk,
[51.33] That we may send upon them stones of clay,
[51.34] Marked by thy Lord for (the destruction of) the wanton.
[51.35] Then we brought forth such believers as were there.
[51.36] But We found there but one house of those surrendered
[51.37] And We left behind therein a portent for those who fear
a painful doom.
[51.38] And in Moses (too, there is a portent) when We sent him
unto Pharaoh with clear warrant,
[51.39] But he withdrew (confiding) in his might, and said: A
wizard or a madman.
[51.40] So We seized him and his hosts and flung them in the
sea, for he was reprobate.
[51.41] And in (the tribe of) A'ad (there is a portent) when we
sent the fatal wind against them.
[51.42] It spared naught that it reached, but made it (all) as
[51.43] And in (the tribe of) Thamud (there is a portent) when
it was told them: Take your ease awhile.
[51.44] But they rebelled against their Lord's decree, and so
the thunderbolt overtook them even while they gazed;
[51.45] And they were unable to rise up, nor could they help
[51.46] And the folk of Noah aforetime. Lo! they were licentious
[51.47] We have built the heaven with might, and We it is Who
make the vast extent (thereof).
[51.48] And the earth have We laid out, how gracious is the
[51.49] And all things We have created by pairs, that haply ye
[51.50] Therefor flee unto Allah; lo! I am a plain warner unto
you from him.
[51.51] And set not any other god along with Allah; lo! I am a
plain warner unto you from Him.
[51.52] Even so there came no messenger unto those before them
but they said: A wizard or a madman!
[51.53] Have they handed down (the saying) as an heirloom one
unto another ? Nay, but they are froward folk.
[51.54] So withdraw from them (O Muhammad), for thou art in no
[51.55] And warn, for warning profiteth believers.
[51.56] I created the jinn and humankind only that they might
[51.57] I seek no livelihood from them, nor do I ask that they
should feed Me.
[51.58] Lo! Allah! He it is that giveth livelihood, the Lord of
[51.59] And lo! for those who (now) do wrong there is an evil
day like unto the evil day (which came for) their likes (of
old); so let them not ask Me to hasten on (that day).
[51.60] And woe unto those who disbelieve, from (that) their day
which they are promised.