English: Stoneland, Rock City, Al-Hijr Valley
|1||Alif Lam Ra. Those are the signs of the Book and of a manifest Koran.|
Sura 15:16-18 is referenced on Christianity v. Astronomy: The Earth Orbits the Sun!: 7. Islam and the Qur'an.
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Sura 15:26-39 comments: Satan and The Devil in World Religions: 2.4. Islam (Shaitan, Iblis).
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Sura 15:43-44 comments: Hell in World Religions: 9. Hell in the Koran.
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|2||Perchance the unbelievers will wish that they had surrendered:|
|3||leave them to eat, and to take their joy, and to be bemused by hope; certainly they will soon know!|
|4||Never a city have We destroyed, but it had a known decree,|
|5||and no nation outstrips its term, nor do they put it back.|
|6||They say: 'Thou, upon whom the Remembrance is sent down, thou art assuredly possessed!|
|7||Why dost thou not bring the angels unto us, if thou speakest truly?'|
|8||We send not down the angels, save with truth;|
|9||then they would not be respited. It is We who have sent down the Remembrance, and We watch over it.|
|10||Indeed, We sent Messengers before thee, among the factions of the ancients,|
|11||and not a single Messenger came to them, but they mocked at him;|
|12||even so We cause it to enter into the hearts of the sinners --|
|13||they believe not in it, though the wont of the ancients is already gone.|
|14||Though We opened to them a gate in heaven, and still they mounted through it,|
|15||yet would they say, 'Our eyes have been dazzled; nay, we are a people bewitched!'|
|16||We have set in heaven constellations and decked them out fair to the beholders,|
|17||and guarded them from every accursed Satan|
|18||excepting such as listens by stealth -- and he is pursued by a manifest flame.|
|19||And the earth -- We stretched it forth, and cast on it firm mountains, and We caused to grow therein of every thing justly weighed,|
|20||and there appointed for you livelihood, and for those you provide not for.|
|21||Naught is there, but its treasuries are with Us, and We send it not down but in a known measure.|
|22||And We loose the winds fertilising, and We send down out of heaven water, then We give it to you to drink, and you are not its treasurers.|
|23||It is We who give life, and make to die, and it is We who are the inheritors.|
|24||We know the ones of you who press forward, and We know the laggards;|
|25||and it is thy Lord shall muster them, and He is All-wise, All-knowing.|
|26||Surely We created man of a clay of mud moulded,|
|27||and the jinn created We before of fire flaming.|
|28||And when thy Lord said to the angels, 'See, I am creating a mortal of a clay of mud moulded.|
|29||When I have shaped him, and breathed My spirit in him, fall you down, bowing before him!'|
|30||Then the angels bowed themselves all together,|
|31||save Iblis; he refused to be among those bowing.|
|32||Said He, 'What ails thee, Iblis, that thou art not among those bowing?'|
|33||Said he, 'I would never bow myself before a mortal whom Thou hast created of a clay of mud moulded.'|
|34||Said He, 'Then go thou forth hence; thou art accursed.|
|35||Upon thee shall rest the curse, till the Day of Doom.'|
|36||Said he, 'My Lord, respite me till the day they shall be raised.'|
|37||Said He, 'Thou art among the ones that are respited|
|38||unto the day of a known time.'|
|39||Said he, 'My Lord, for Thy perverting me I shall deck all fair to them in the earth, and I shall pervert them, all together,|
|40||excepting those Thy servants among them that are devoted.|
|41||Said He, 'This is for Me a straight path:|
|42||over My servants thou shalt have no authority, except those that follow thee,|
|43||being perverse; Gehenna shall be their promised land all together.|
|44||Seven gates it has, and unto each gate a set portion of them belongs.'|
|45||But the godfearing shall be amidst gardens and fountains:|
|46||'Enter you them, in peace and security!'|
|47||We shall strip away all rancour that is in their breasts; as brothers they shall be upon couches set face to face;|
|48||no fatigue there shall smite them, neither shall they ever be driven forth from there.|
|49||Tell My servants I am the All-forgiving, the All-compassionate,|
|50||and that My chastisement is the painful chastisement.|
|51||And tell them of the guests of Abraham,|
|52||when they entered unto him, saying, 'Peace!' He said, 'Behold, we are afraid of you.'|
|53||They said, 'Be not afraid; behold, we give thee good tidings of a cunning boy.'|
|54||He said, 'What, do you give me good tidings, though old age has smitten me? Of what do you|
|55||give me good tidings?' They said, 'We give thee good tidings of truth. Be not of those that despair.'|
|56||He said, 'And who despairs of the mercy of his Lord, excepting those that are astray?'|
|57||He said, 'And what is your business, envoys?'|
|58||They said, 'We have been sent unto a people of sinners,|
|59||excepting the folk of Lot; them we shall deliver|
|60||all together, excepting his wife -- we have decreed, she shall surely be of those that tarry.'|
|61||So, when the envoys came to the folk of Lot,|
|62||he said, 'Surely you are a people unknown to me!'|
|63||They said, 'Nay, but we have brought thee that concerning which they were doubting.|
|64||We have come to thee with the truth, and assuredly we speak truly.|
|65||So set forth, thou with thy family, in a watch of the night, and follow after the backs of them, and let not any one of you turn round; and depart unto the place you are commanded.'|
|66||And We decreed for him that commandment, that the last remnant of those should be cut off in the morning.|
|67||And the people of the city came rejoicing.|
|68||He said, 'These are my guests; put me not to shame,|
|69||and fear God, and do not degrade me.'|
|70||They said, 'Have we not forbidden thee all beings?'|
|71||He said, 'These are my daughters, if you would be doing.'|
|72||By thy life, they wandered blindly in their dazzlement,|
|73||and the Cry seized them at the sunrise,|
|74||and We turned it uppermost nethermost and rained on it stones of baked clay.|
|75||Surely in that are signs for such as mark;|
|76||surely it is on a way yet remaining;|
|77||surely in that is a sign for believers.|
|78||Certainly the dwellers in the Thicket were evildoers,|
|79||and We took vengeance on them. The two of them were upon a roadway manifest.|
|80||The dwellers in El-Hijr cried lies to the Envoys.|
|81||We brought them. Our signs, and they turned away from them.|
|82||They were hewing the mountains into houses, therein dwelling securely;|
|83||and the Cry seized them in the morning;|
|84||that they earned did not avail them.|
|85||We created not the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, save in truth. Surely the Hour is coming; so pardon thou, with a gracious pardoning.|
|86||Surely thy Lord, He is the All-creator, the All-knowing.|
|87||We have given thee seven of the oft-repeated, and the mighty Koran.|
|88||Stretch not thine eyes to that We have given pairs of them to enjoy; and do not sorrow for them, and lower thy wing unto the believers,|
|89||and say, 'Surely, I am the manifest warner.'|
|90||So We sent it down to the partitioners,|
|91||who have broken the Koran into fragments.|
|92||Now by thy Lord, We shall surely question them all together|
|93||concerning that they were doing.|
|94||So shout that thou art commanded and turn thou away from the idolaters.|
|95||We suffice thee against the mockers,|
|96||even against those who set up with God another god. Certainly they will soon know!|
|97||We know indeed thy breast is straitened by the things they say.|
|98||Proclaim thy Lord's praise, and be of those that bow,|
|99||and serve thy Lord, until the Certain comes to thee.|