The Human Truth Foundation

Sura 51 of the Qur'an

By Vexen Crabtree 2013


Title: Adh-Dhariyat
English: The Winnowing Winds
Location: Makkah

Traditional Order:
< Sura 50 (Qaf - Qaf)
> Sura 52 (At-tur - Mount Sinai)

Chronological Order:
< Sura 46 (Al-Ahqaf - The Wind-curved Sandhills)
> Sura 88 (Al-Ghashiya - The Overwhelming)

Verses: 60

1By the swift scatterers

Sura 51:49 is mentioned on Islam and Science: Errors in the Qur'an and Arab Education: 2. Biology Mistakes.

2and the burden-bearers
3and the smooth runners
4and the partitioners,
5surely that you are promised is true,
6and surely the Doom is about to fall!
7By heaven with all its tracks
8surely you speak at variance,
9and perverted therefrom are some.
10Perish the conjecturers
11who are dazed in perplexity
12asking, 'When shall be the Day of Doom?'
13Upon the day when they shall be tried at the Fire:
14'Taste your trial! This is that you were seeking to hasten.'
15Surely the godfearing shall be among gardens and fountains
16taking whatsoever their Lord has given them; they were good-doers before that.
17Little of the night would they slumber,
18and in the mornings they would ask for forgiveness;
19and the beggar and the outcast had a share in their wealth.
20In the earth are signs for those having sure faith;
21and in your selves; what, do you not see?
22And in heaven is your provision, and that you are promised.
23So by the Lord of heaven and earth, it is as surely true as that you have speech.
24Hast thou received the story of the honoured guests of Abraham?
25When they entered unto him, saying 'Peace!' he said 'Peace! You are a people unknown to me.'
26Then he turned to his household and brought a fattened calf,
27and he laid it before them saying, 'Will you not eat?'
28Then he conceived a fear of them. They said, 'Be not afraid!' And they gave him good tidings of a cunning boy.
29Then came forward his wife, clamouring, and she smote her face, and said, 'An old woman, barren!'
30They said, 'So says thy Lord; He is the All-wise, the All-knowing.'
31Said he, 'And what is your business, envoys?'
32They said, 'We have been sent to a people of sinners,
33to loose upon them stones of clay
34marked with thy Lord for the prodigal.
35So We brought forth such believers as were in it,
36but We found not therein except one house of those that have surrendered themselves.
37And therein We left a sign to those who fear the painful chastisement.
38And also in Moses, when We sent him unto Pharaoh, with a clear authority,
39but he turned his back, with his court, saying, 'A sorcerer, or a man possessed!'
40So We seized him and his hosts, and We cast them into the sea, and he blameworthy.
41And also in Ad, when We loosed against them the withering wind
42that left nothing it came upon, but made it as stuff decayed.
43And also in Thamood, when it was said to them, 'Take your enjoyment for a while!'
44Then they turned in disdain from the commandment of their Lord, and the thunderbolt took them and they themselves beholding
45and they were not able to stand upright, and were not helped.
46And the people of Noah before; surely they were an ungodly people.
47And heaven -- We built it with might, and We extend it wide.
48And the earth -- We spread it forth; O excellent Smoothers!
49And of everything created We two kinds; haply you will remember.
50Therefore flee unto God! I am a clear warner from Him to you.
51And set not up with God another god; I am a clear warner from Him to you.
52Even so not a Messenger came to those before them but they said, 'A sorcerer, or a man possessed!'
53What, have they bequeathed it one to another? Nay, but they are an insolent people.
54So turn thou from them; thou wilt not be reproached.
55And remind; the Reminder profits the believers.
56I have not created jinn and mankind except to serve Me.
57I desire of them no provision, neither do I desire that they should feed Me.
58Surely God is the All-provider, the Possessor of Strength, the Ever-Sure.
59The evildoers shall have their portion, like the portion of their fellows; so let them not hasten Me!
60So woe to the unbelievers, for that day of theirs that they are promised.