VERSES
83
PAGES
440-445

Source: Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi - Tafhim al-Qur'an - The Meaning of the Quran

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36:5

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[This is] a revelation of the Exalted in Might, the Merciful,

36:6

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That you may warn a people whose forefathers were not warned, so they are unaware.

36:7

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Already the word has come into effect upon most of them, so they do not believe.

36:8

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Indeed, We have put shackles on their necks, and they are to their chins, so they are with heads [kept] aloft.

36:9

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And We have put before them a barrier and behind them a barrier and covered them, so they do not see.

36:10

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And it is all the same for them whether you warn them or do not warn them - they will not believe.

36:11

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You can only warn one who follows the message and fears the Most Merciful unseen. So give him good tidings of forgiveness and noble reward.

36:12

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Indeed, it is We who bring the dead to life and record what they have put forth and what they left behind, and all things We have enumerated in a clear register.

36:13

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And present to them an example: the people of the city, when the messengers came to it -

36:14

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When We sent to them two but they denied them, so We strengthened them with a third, and they said, "Indeed, we are messengers to you."

36:15

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They said, "You are not but human beings like us, and the Most Merciful has not revealed a thing. You are only telling lies."

36:16

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They said, "Our Lord knows that we are messengers to you,

36:17

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And we are not responsible except for clear notification."

36:18

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They said, "Indeed, we consider you a bad omen. If you do not desist, we will surely stone you, and there will surely touch you, from us, a painful punishment."

36:19

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They said, "Your omen is with yourselves. Is it because you were reminded? Rather, you are a transgressing people."

36:20

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And there came from the farthest end of the city a man, running. He said, "O my people, follow the messengers.

36:21

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Follow those who do not ask of you [any] payment, and they are [rightly] guided.

36:22

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And why should I not worship He who created me and to whom you will be returned?

36:23

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Should I take other than Him [false] deities [while], if the Most Merciful intends for me some adversity, their intercession will not avail me at all, nor can they save me?

36:24

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Indeed, I would then be in manifest error.

36:25

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Indeed, I have believed in your Lord, so listen to me."

36:26

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It was said, "Enter Paradise." He said, "I wish my people could know

36:27

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Of how my Lord has forgiven me and placed me among the honored."

36:28

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And We did not send down upon his people after him any soldiers from the heaven, nor would We have done so.

36:29

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It was not but one shout, and immediately they were extinguished.

36:30

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How regretful for the servants. There did not come to them any messenger except that they used to ridicule him.

36:31

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Have they not considered how many generations We destroyed before them - that they to them will not return?

36:32

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And indeed, all of them will yet be brought present before Us.

36:33

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And a sign for them is the dead earth. We have brought it to life and brought forth from it grain, and from it they eat.

36:34

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And We placed therein gardens of palm trees and grapevines and caused to burst forth therefrom some springs -

36:35

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That they may eat of His fruit. And their hands have not produced it, so will they not be grateful?

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