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# 36 Ya-Seen (Ya Seen) Explanation of # 36 Ya-Seen (Ya Seen)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

[36.1] Ya Sin.
[36.2] By the wise Qur'an,
[36.3] Lo! thou art of those sent
[36.4] On a straight path,
[36.5] A revelation of the Mighty, the Merciful,
[36.6] That thou mayst warn a folk whose fathers were not warned, so they are heedless.
[36.7] Already hath the judgment, (for their infidelity) proved true of most of them, for they believe not.
[36.8] Lo! We have put on their necks carcans reaching unto the chins, so that they are made stiff-necked.
[36.9] And We have set a bar before them and a bar behind them, and (thus) have covered them so that they see not.
[36.10] Whether thou warn them or thou warn them not, it is alike for them, for they believe not.
[36.11] Thou warnest only him who followeth the Reminder and feareth the Beneficent in secret. To him bear tidings of forgiveness and a rich reward.
[36.12] 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.
[36.13] Coin for them a similitude: The people of the city when those sent (from Allah) came unto them;
[36.14] 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 you.
[36.15] They said: Ye are but mortals like unto us. The Beneficent hath naught revealed. Ye do but lie!
[36.16] They answered: Our Lord knoweth that we are indeed sent unto you,
[36.17] And our duty is but plain conveyance (of the message).
[36.18] (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 hands.
[36.19] They said: Your evil augury be with you! Is it because ye are reminded (of the truth) ? Nay, but ye are froward folk!
[36.20] And there came from the uttermost part of the city a man running. He cried: O my people! Follow those who have been sent!
[36.21] Follow those who ask of you no fee, and who are rightly guided.
[36.22] For what cause should I not serve Him Who hath created me, and unto Whom ye will be brought back ?
[36.23] 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 ?
[36.24] Then truly I should be in error manifest.
[36.25] Lo! I have believed in your Lord, so hear me!
[36.26] It was said (unto him): Enter paradise. He said: Would that my people knew
[36.27] With what (munificence) my Lord hath pardoned me and made me of the honoured ones!
[36.28] We sent not down against his people after him a host from heaven, nor do We ever send.
[36.29] It was but one Shout, and lo! they were extinct.
[36.30] Ah, the anguish for the bondmen! Never came there unto them a messenger but they did mock him!
[36.31] Have they not seen how many generations We destroyed before them, which indeed returned not unto them;
[36.32] But all, without exception, will be brought before Us.
[36.33] A token unto them is the dead earth. We revive it, and We bring forth from it grain so that they eat thereof;
[36.34] And We have placed therein gardens of the date-palm and grapes, and We have caused springs of water to gush forth therein,
[36.35] That they may eat of the fruit thereof, and their hands made it not. Will they not, then, give thanks ?
[36.36] 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!
[36.37] A token unto them is night. We strip it of the day, and lo! they are in darkness.
[36.38] And the sun runneth on unto a resting-place for him. That is the measuring of the Mighty, the Wise.
[36.39] And for the moon We have appointed mansions till she return like an old shrivelled palm-leaf.
[36.40] It is not for the sun to overtake the moon, nor doth the night outstrip the day. They float each in an orbit.
[36.41] And a token unto them is that We bear their offspring in the laden ship,
[36.42] And have created for them of the like thereof whereon they ride.
[36.43] And if We will, We drown them, and there is no help for them, neither can they be saved;
[36.44] Unless by mercy from Us and as comfort for a while.
[36.45] 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 heedless).
[36.46] Never came a token of the tokens of their Lord to them, but they did turn away from it!
[36.47] 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.
[36.48] And they say: When will this promise be fulfilled, if ye are truthful ?
[36.49] They await but one Shout, which will surprise them while they are disputing.
[36.50] Then they cannot make bequest, nor can they return to their own folk.
[36.51] And the trumpet is blown and lo! from the graves they hie unto their Lord,
[36.52] 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 truth.
[36.53] It is but one Shout, and behold them brought together before Us!
[36.54] This day no soul is wronged in aught; nor are ye requited aught save what ye used to do.
[36.55] Lo! those who merit paradise this day are happily employed,
[36.56] They and their wives, in pleasant shade, on thrones reclining;
[36.57] Theirs the fruit (of their good deeds) and theirs (all) that they ask;
[36.58] The word from a Merciful Lord (for them) is: Peace!
[36.59] But avaunt ye, O ye guilty, this day!
[36.60] Did I not charge you, O ye sons of Adam, that ye worship not the devil - Lo! he is your open foe! -
[36.61] But that ye worship Me ? That was the right path.
[36.62] Yet he hath led astray of you a great multitude. Had ye then no sense ?
[36.63] This is hell which ye were promised (if ye followed him).
[36.64] Burn therein this day for that ye disbelieved.
[36.65] 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.
[36.66] 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 ?
[36.67] And had We willed, We verily could have fixed them in their place, making them powerless to go forward or turn back.
[36.68] 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 ?
[36.69] 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,
[36.70] To warn whosoever liveth, and that the word may be fulfilled against the disbelievers.
[36.71] Have they not seen how We have created for them of Our handiwork the cattle, so that they are their owners,
[36.72] And have subdued them unto them, so that some of them they have for riding, some for food ?
[36.73] Benefits and (divers) drinks have they from them. Will they not then give thanks ?
[36.74] And they have taken (other) gods beside Allah, in order that they may be helped.
[36.75] It is not in their power to help them; but they (the worshippers) are unto them a host in arms.
[36.76] So let not their speech grieve thee (O Muhammad). Lo! We know what they conceal and what proclaim.
[36.77] Hath not man seen that We have created him from a drop of seed ? Yet lo! he is an open opponent.
[36.78] 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 rotted away ?
[36.79] Say: He will revive them Who produced them at the first, for He is Knower of every creation,
[36.80] Who hath appointed for you fire from the green tree, and behold! ye kindle from it.
[36.81] 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,
[36.82] But His command, when He intendeth a thing, is only that He saith unto it: Be! and it is.
[36.83] Therefor Glory be to Him in Whose hand is the dominion over all things! Unto Him ye will be brought back.

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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