1 . Nun By the pen and by that which they inscribe.
2 . Thou art nor, through the grace of thy Lord, mad.
3 . And verily thine shall be a hire unending."
4 . And verily thou art of a high and noble disposition.
5 . Anon thou wilt see and they will see:
6 . Which of you is afflicted with madness.
7 . Verily thy Lord! He is the best Knower of him who strayeth from His path, and He is the best Knower of the guided one,
8 . Wherefore obey not thou the beliers.
9 . Fain would they that thou shouldst be pliant, so that they will be pliant.
10 . And obey not: thou any swearer ignominous.
11 . A defamer, spreader abroad of slander.
12 . Hinderer of the good, trespasser; sinner.
13 . Gross, and therewithal ignoble-
14 . Because he is owner of riches and children.
15 . When Our revelations are rehearsed Unto him, he saith: fables of the ancients.
16 . Anon We shall brand him on snout.
17 . Verily We! We have proved them even as We proved the fellows of a garden when they swarethat they would surely reap it in the morning.
18 . And they made not the exception.
19 . Wherefore an encircling visitation visited it even as they slept on.
20 . Then in the morning it became as though it had been reaped.
21 . Then they cried out Unto each other in the morning,
22 . Saying: go out betimes to your tilth if ye would reap.
23 . So they went off speaking to each other in a low voice:
24 . Let there not enter upon you today any needy man.
25 . And they went out betimes determined in purpose.
26 . Then when they beheld it, they said: verily we have strayed.
27 . Aye! it is we who are deprived!
28 . The most moderate of them said: said I not Unto you, wherefore hallow him ye not!
29 . They said: hallowed be Our Lord! verily we have been wrong- doers.
30 . Then they turned to each other reproaching
31 . They said: woe Unto us! verily we! we have been arrogant.
32 . Belike our Lord may exchange for us better garden than this; verily we are Unto our Lord beseechers.
33 . Such is the torment. And the torment of the Hereafter is far greater; if they but knew.
34 . Verily for the God-fearing, are with their Lord Gardens of Delight.
35 . Shall We then make the Muslims like the culprits?
36 . What aileth you? How ill ye judge!
37 . Is there with you a Book wherein ye study:
38 . That therein is yours that which. ye may choose?
39 . Or have ye oaths from us reaching to the Day of Resurrection, that you shall be that which ye judge?
40 . Ask then, which of them will stand thereof a surety?
41 . Have they associate gods? Then let them produce their associate gods if they say sooth!
42 . Remember the Day whereon the shank shall be bared and they shall be called upon to Prostrate themselves, but they shall not be able.
43 . Downcast will be their looks; abjectness will overspread them. Surely they had been called upon to Prostrate themselves while yet they were whole.
44 . Let Me alone with him who belieth this discourse; step by step We lead them on when they perceive not.
45 . And I bear with them; verily My contrivance is sure.
46 . Askest thou a hire from them so that they are laden with debt?
47 . Is with them the unseen, so that they write down?
48 . Be patient thou, then, with thy Lord´s judgment, and be thou not like him of the fish, when he cried out while he was in anguish.
49 . Had not grace from his Lord reached him, he had surely been cast into the wilderness in a plight.
50 . Then his Lord chose him and made him of the righteous.
51 . And those who disbelieve well-nigh cause thee to stumble with their looks when they hear the Admonition, and they say: verily he is mad.
52 . While it is naught but an admonition Unto the worlds.