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(Al-Qalam) (52 Verses)

# 68 The Pen (Al-Qalam) Explanation of # 68 The Pen (Al-Qalam)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

[68.1] Nun. By the pen and that which they write (therewith),
[68.2] Thou art not, for thy Lord's favour unto thee, a madman.
[68.3] And lo! thine verily will be a reward unfailing.
[68.4] And lo! thou art of a tremendous nature.
[68.5] And thou wilt see and they will see
[68.6] Which of you is the demented.
[68.7] Lo! thy Lord is Best Aware of him who strayeth from His way, and He is Best Aware of those who walk aright.
[68.8] Therefor obey not thou the rejecters
[68.9] Who would have had thee compromise, that they may compromise.
[68.10] Neither obey thou each feeble oath-monger,
[68.11] Detracter, spreader abroad of slanders,
[68.12] Hinderer of the good, transgressor, malefactor
[68.13] Greedy therewithal, intrusive.
[68.14] It is because he is possessed of wealth and children
[68.15] That, when Our revelations are recited unto him, he saith: Mere fables of the men of old.
[68.16] We shall brand him on the nose.
[68.17] Lo! We have tried them as We tried the owners of the garden when they vowed that they would pluck its fruit next morning,
[68.18] And made no exception (for the Will of Allah);
[68.19] Then a visitation from thy Lord came upon it while they slept
[68.20] And in the morning it was as if plucked.
[68.21] And they cried out one unto another in the morning,
[68.22] Saying: Run unto your field if ye would pluck (the fruit).
[68.23] So they went off, saying one unto another in low tones:
[68.24] No needy man shall enter it to-day against you.
[68.25] They went betimes, strong in (this) purpose.
[68.26] But when they saw it, they said: Lo! we are in error!
[68.27] Nay, but we are desolate!
[68.28] The best among them said: Said I not unto you: Why glorify ye not (Allah) ?
[68.29] They said: Glorified be our Lord! Lo! we have been wrong-doers.
[68.30] Then some of them drew near unto others, self-reproaching.
[68.31] They said: Alas for us! In truth we were outrageous.
[68.32] It may be that our Lord will give us better than this in place thereof. Lo! we beseech our Lord.
[68.33] Such was the punishment. And verily the punishment of the Hereafter is greater if they did but know.
[68.34] Lo! for those who keep from evil are gardens of bliss with their Lord.
[68.35] Shall We then treat those who have surrendered as We treat the guilty ?
[68.36] What aileth you ? How foolishly ye judge!
[68.37] Or have ye a scripture wherein ye learn
[68.38] That ye shall indeed have all that ye choose ?
[68.39] Or have ye a covenant on oath from Us that reacheth to the Day of Judgment, that yours shall be all that ye ordain ?
[68.40] Ask them (O Muhammad) which of them will vouch for that!
[68.41] Or have they other gods ? Then let them bring their other gods if they are truthful
[68.42] On the day when it befalleth in earnest, and they are ordered to prostrate themselves but are not able,
[68.43] With eyes downcast, abasement stupefying them. And they had been summoned to prostrate themselves while they were yet unhurt.
[68.44] Leave Me (to deal) with those who give the lie to this pronouncement. We shall lead them on by steps from whence they know not.
[68.45] Yet I bear with them, for lo! My scheme is firm.
[68.46] Or dost thou (Muhammad) ask a fee from them so that they are heavily taxed ?
[68.47] Or is the Unseen theirs that they can write (thereof) ?
[68.48] But wait thou for thy Lord's decree, and be not like him of the fish, who cried out in despair.
[68.49] Had it not been that favour from his Lord had reached him he surely had been cast into the wilderness while he was reprobate.
[68.50] But his Lord chose him and placed him among the righteous.
[68.51] And lo! those who disbelieve would fain disconcert thee with their eyes when they hear the Reminder, and they say: Lo! he is indeed mad;
[68.52] When it is naught else than a Reminder to creation.

No Chapter (Surah)
1 The Opening (Al-Fatiha)
2 The Cow (Al-Baqrah)
3 The Family of Imran (Aal-Imran)
4 The Women (An-Nisah)
5 The Table (Al-Maeda)
6 The Cattle (Al-An'aam)
7 The Heights (Al-A'raf)
8 The Spoils of War (Al-Anfal)
9 The Repentance(At-Tawba)
10 Jonah (Yunus)
11 The Prophet Hud (Hud)
12 Joseph (Yusuf)
13 The Thunder (Al-Ra'd)
14 Abraham (Imbrahim)
15 The Rocky Tract (Al-Hijr)
16 The Bees (An-Nahl)
17 The Night Journey (Al-Isra)
18 The Cave (Al-Kahf)
19 Mary (Maryam)
20 Ta-Ha (Ta-Ha)
21 The Prophets (Al-Anbiya)
22 The Pilgrimage (Al-Hajj)
23 The Believers (Al-Muminun)
24 The Light (An-Nour)
25 The Criterion (Al-Furqan)
26 The Poets (Ash-Shu'ara)
27 The Ants (An-Naml)
28 The Narration (Al-Qasas)
29 The Spider (Al-Ankaboot)
30 The Romans (Al-Rum)
31 Luqman (Luqman)
32 The Prostration (As-Sajda)
33 The Confederates (Al-Ahzab)
34 Sheba (Saba)
35 The Originator of Creation (Fatir)
36 Ya-Seen (Ya Seen)
37 The Rangers (As-Saffat)
38 The Letter Sad (Sad)
39 The Groups (Az-Zumar)
40 The Forgiver (Ghafir)
41 Explained in Detail (Fussilat)
42 The Consultation (Ash-Shura)
43 Ornaments of Gold (Az-Zukruf)
44 The Smoke (Ad-Dukhan)
45 The Kneeling (Al-Jathiya)
46 The Curved Sand hills (Al-Ahqaf)
47 Muhammad
48 The Victory (Al-Fath)
49 The Dwellings (Al-Hujurat)
50 The Letter Qaf (Qaf)
51 The Winds that Scatter (Az-Zariyat)
52 The Mount (At-Tur)
53 The Star (An-Najm)
54 The Moon (Al-Qamar)
55 The Most Beneficent (Ar-Rahman)
56 The Event (Al-Waqi'a)
57 The Iron (Al-Hadid)
58 She That Dispute (Al-Mujidala)
59 The Gathering (Al-Hashr)
60 The Examined One (Al-Mumtahina)
61 The Row (As-Saff)
62 Friday (Al-Jumu'ah)
63 The Hypocrites (Al-Munafiqoon)
64 Loss and Gain (At-Taghabun)
65 The Divorce (At-Talaq)
66 Prohibition (At-Tahreem)
67 Dominion (Al-Mulk)
68 The Pen (Al-Qalam)
69 The Reality (Al-Haaqqa)
70 The Ways of Ascent (Al-Ma'arij)
71 Noah (Nuh)
72 The Jinn (Al-Jinn)
73 The Enshrouded One (Al-Muzzammil)
74 The Cloaked One (Al-Muddathir)
75 The-Resurrection (Al-Qiyamah)
76 Man (Al-Insan)
77 Those Sent Forth (Al-Mursalat)
78 The News (An-Naba)
79 Those Who Pull Out (An-Naziat)
80 He frowned (Abasa)
81 The Folding Up (At-Takwir)
82 The Cleaving (Al-Infitar)
83 Those Who Deal in Fraud (Al-Mutaffifin)
84 The Splitting Asunder (Al-Inshiqaq)
85 The Mansions of the Stars (Al-Burooj)
86 The Night Comer (At-Tariq)
87 The Most High (Al-A'la)
88 The Overwhelming (Al-Ghashiya)
89 The Dawn (Al-Fajr)
90 The City (Al-Balad)
91 The Sun (Ash-Shams)
92 The Night (Al-Layl)
93 The Morning Hours (Ad-Dhuha)
94 Relief  (Al-Inshirah)
95 The Figs (At-Teen)
96 The Clot (Al-Alaq)
97 The Night of Decree (Al-Qadr)
98 The Clear Proof (Al-Bayyina)
99 The Earthquake (Az-Zalzala)
100 The Courser (Al-Adiyat)
101 The Calamity (Al-Qariah)
102 Rivalry in world increase (At-Takathur)
103 The Declining Day (Al-Asr)
104 The Slanderer (Al-Humaza)
105 The Elephant (Al-Feel)
106 Quraish ( Quraish)
107 Small Kindnesses (Al-Maun)
108 Abundance (Al-Kawthar)
109 The Disbelievers (Al-Kafiroon)
110 Divine- Support (An-Nasr)
111 The Flame (Al-Masadd)
112 Sincerity (Al-Ikhlas)
113 The Daybreak (Al-Falaq)
114 The Mankind (An-Nas)

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