Al-Qalam ("The Pen")
(68:0) In the name of God, the Gracious, the Compassionate.
(68:2) You are not, by the blessing of your Lord, crazy.
(68:3) You will have a reward that is well deserved.
(68:4) You are on a high moral standard.
(68:5) So you will see, and they will see.
(68:6) Which of you are tormented.
(68:7) Your Lord is fully aware of those who strayed off His path, and He is fully aware of those who are guided.
(68:8) So do not obey those who deny.
(68:9) They wish that you compromise, so they too can compromise.
(68:10) Do not obey every lowly swearer.
(68:11) A slanderer, a backbiter.
(68:12) Forbidder of charity, a transgressor, a sinner.
(68:13) Ignoble, and additionally, mischievous.
(68:14) Because he possessed money and children.
(68:16) We will mark him on the path.
(68:17) We have tested them like We tested those who owned the farms, when they swore that they will harvest it in the morning.
(68:18) They were without doubt.
(68:19) So a passing sent from your Lord came to it while they all were asleep.
(68:20) Thus, it became barren.
(68:21) They called on one another when they awoke.
(68:22) "Let us go this morning to harvest the crop."
(68:23) So they went, while conversing.
(68:24) "Let not a poor person come to your presence today."
(68:25) They went, ready to harvest.
(68:26) But when they saw it, they said, "We have gone astray!"
(68:27) "Now, we have nothing!"
(68:28) The best among them said, "If only you had glorified!"
(68:29) They said, "Glory be to our Lord. We have transgressed."
(68:30) Then they started to blame each other.
(68:31) They said, "Woe to us. We sinned."
(68:32) "Perhaps our Lord will grant us better than it. We repent to our Lord."
(68:33) Such was the punishment. But the retribution of the Hereafter is far worse, if they only knew.
(68:34) The righteous have deserved, at their Lord, paradises of bliss.
(68:35) Should We treat the ones who peacefully surrendered the same as those who are criminals?
(68:36) What is wrong with you, how do you judge?
(68:37) Or do you have another book which you study?
(68:38) In it, you can find what you wish?
(68:39) Or do you have an oath from Us, extending until the day of resurrection, that you can judge as you please?
(68:40) Ask them: "Who of them will make such a claim?"
(68:41) Or do they have partners? Then let them ring their partners, if they are truthful.
(68:42) The day will come when they will be exposed, and they will be required to prostrate, but they will be unable to.
(68:43) With their eyes subdued, humiliation will cover them. They were invited to prostrate when they were whole and able.
(68:44) Therefore, let Me deal with those who reject this hadith; We will entice them from where they do not perceive.
(68:45) I will lead them on; for My scheming is formidable.
(68:46) Or did you ask them for a wage, so they are burdened by the fine?
(68:47) Or do they know the future? So they have it recorded?
(68:48) You shall be patient for the judgment of your Lord. Do not be like the companion of the fish who called out while he was in sorrow.
(68:49) Had it not been for his Lord's grace, he would be ejected to the shore, in disgrace.
(68:50) But his Lord blessed him, and made him righteous.
(68:51) Those who have rejected almost attack you with their eyes when they hear the reminder, and they say, "He is crazy!"
(68:52) It is but a reminder for the worlds.