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Now Playing # (51) The Winds That Scatter

(Az-Zariyat) (60 Verses)

# 51 The Winds that Scatter (Az-Zariyat) Explanation of # 51 The Winds that Scatter (Az-Zariyat)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

[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 truth).
[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 watersprings,
[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 share.
[51.20] And in the earth are portents for those whose faith is sure.
[51.21] And (also) in yourselves. Can ye then not see ?
[51.22] And in the heaven is your providence and that which ye are promised;
[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, the Knower.
[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 (to Allah).
[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 dust.
[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 themselves.
[51.46] And the folk of Noah aforetime. Lo! they were licentious folk.
[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 Spreader (thereof)!
[51.49] And all things We have created by pairs, that haply ye may reflect.
[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 wise blameworthy,
[51.55] And warn, for warning profiteth believers.
[51.56] I created the jinn and humankind only that they might worship Me.
[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 unbreakable might.
[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.

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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