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ن وَالْقَلَمِ وَمَا يَسْطُرُونَ
Nūn. CONSIDER the pen, and all that they write [therewith]! (1)
مَا أَنْتَ بِنِعْمَةِ رَبِّكَ بِمَجْنُونٍ
Thou art not, by thy Sustainer's grace, a madman! (2)
وَإِنَّ لَكَ لَأَجْرًا غَيْرَ مَمْنُونٍ
And, verily, thine shall be a reward never-ending (3)
وَإِنَّكَ لَعَلَىٰ خُلُقٍ عَظِيمٍ
for, behold, thou keepest indeed to a sublime way of life; (4)
فَسَتُبْصِرُ وَيُبْصِرُونَ
and [one day] thou shalt see, and they [who now deride thee] shall see, (5)
بِأَيْيِكُمُ الْمَفْتُونُ
which of you was bereft of reason. (6)
إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَنْ ضَلَّ عَنْ سَبِيلِهِ وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِالْمُهْتَدِينَ
Verily, thy Sustainer alone is fully aware as to who has strayed from His path, just as He alone is fully aware of those who have found the right way. (7)
فَلَا تُطِعِ الْمُكَذِّبِينَ
Hence, defer not to [the likes and dislikes of] those who give the lie to the truth: (8)
وَدُّوا لَوْ تُدْهِنُ فَيُدْهِنُونَ
they would like thee to be soft [with them], so that they might be soft [with thee]. (9)
وَلَا تُطِعْ كُلَّ حَلَّافٍ مَهِينٍ
Furthermore, defer not to the contemptible swearer of oaths, (10)
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Abdullah Yusuf Ali
Nun.5592-A By the Pen5593 and the (Record) which (men) write,- (Translation)