30 Ah! Alas for (My) Servants! There comes not an apostle to them but they mock him!
31 See they not how many generations before them we destroyed? Not to them will they return:
32 But each one of them all - will be brought before Us (for judgment).
33 A Sign for them is the earth that is dead: We do give it life, and produce grain therefrom, of which ye do eat.
34 And We produce therein orchard with date-palms and vines, and We cause springs to gush forth therein:
35 That they may enjoy the fruits of this (artistry): It was not their hands that made this: will they not then give thanks?
36 Glory to Allah, Who created in pairs all things that the earth produces, as well as their own (human) kind and (other) things of which they have no knowledge.
37 And a Sign for them is the Night: We withdraw therefrom the Day, and behold they are plunged in darkness;
38 And the sun runs his course for a period determined for him: that is the decree of (Him), the Exalted in Might, the All-Knowing.
39 And the Moon,- We have measured for her mansions (to traverse) till she returns like the old (and withered) lower part of a date-stalk.
40 It is not permitted to the Sun to catch up the Moon, nor can the Night outstrip the Day: Each (just) swims along in (its own) orbit (according to Law).
41 And a Sign for them is that We bore their race (through the Flood) in the loaded Ark;
42 And We have created for them similar (vessels) on which they ride.
43 If it were Our Will, We could drown them: then would there be no helper (to hear their cry), nor could they be delivered,
44 Except by way of Mercy from Us, and by way of (world) convenience (to serve them) for a time.
45 When they are told, "Fear ye that which is before you and that which will be after you, in order that ye may receive Mercy," (they turn back).
46 Not a Sign comes to them from among the Signs of their Lord, but they turn away therefrom.
47 And when they are told, "Spend ye of (the bounties) with which Allah has provided you," the Unbelievers say to those who believe: "Shall we then feed those whom, if Allah had so willed, He would have fed, (Himself)?- Ye are in nothing but manifest error."
48 Further, they say, "When will this promise (come to pass), if what ye say is true?"
49 They will not (have to) wait for aught but a single Blast: it will seize them while they are yet disputing among themselves!
50 No (chance) will they then have, by will, to dispose (of their affairs), nor to return to their own people!
51 The trumpet shall be sounded, when behold! from the sepulchres (men) will rush forth to their Lord!
52 They will say: "Ah! Woe unto us! Who hath raised us up from our beds of repose?"... (A voice will say:) "This is what ((Allah)) Most Gracious had promised. And true was the word of the apostles!"
53 It will be no more than a single Blast, when lo! they will all be brought up before Us!
54 Then, on that Day, not a soul will be wronged in the least, and ye shall but be repaid the meeds of your past Deeds.
55 Verily the Companions of the Garden shall that Day have joy in all that they do;
56 They and their associates will be in groves of (cool) shade, reclining on Thrones (of dignity);
57 (Every) fruit (enjoyment) will be there for them; they shall have whatever they call for;
58 "Peace!" - a word (of salutation) from a Lord Most Merciful!
59 "And O ye in sin! Get ye apart this Day!
60 "Did I not enjoin on you, O ye Children of Adam, that ye should not worship Satan; for that he was to you an enemy avowed?-
61 "And that ye should worship Me, (for that) this was the Straight Way?
62 "But he did lead astray a great multitude of you. Did ye not, then, understand?
63 "This is the Hell of which ye were (repeatedly) warned!
64 "Embrace ye the (fire) this Day, for that ye (persistently) rejected (Truth)."
65 That Day shall We set a seal on their mouths. But their hands will speak to us, and their feet bear witness, to all that they did.
66 If it had been our Will, We could surely have blotted out their eyes; then should they have run about groping for the Path, but how could they have seen?
67 And if it had been Our Will, We could have transformed them (to remain) in their places; then should they have been unable to move about, nor could they have returned (after error).
68 If We grant long life to any, We cause him to be reversed in nature: Will they not then understand?
69 We have not instructed the (Prophet) in Poetry, nor is it meet for him: this is no less than a Message and a Qur'an making things clear:
70 That it may give admonition to any (who are) alive, and that the charge may be proved against those who reject (Truth).
71 See they not that it is We Who have created for them - among the things which Our hands have fashioned - cattle, which are under their dominion?-
72 And that We have subjected them to their (use)? of them some do carry them and some they eat:
73 And they have (other) profits from them (besides), and they get (milk) to drink. Will they not then be grateful?
[The Holy Quran selected verses of Surah Yaseen]
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