03 November 2010

From the Qu'ran: "سورة الشمس" (The Sun)

وَالشَّمْسِ وَضُحَاهَا
وَالْقَمَرِ إِذَا تَلَاهَا
وَالنَّهَارِ إِذَا جَلَّاهَا
وَاللَّيْلِ إِذَا يَغْشَاهَا
وَالسَّمَاءِ وَمَا بَنَاهَا
وَالْأَرْضِ وَمَا طَحَاهَا
وَنَفْسٍ وَمَا سَوَّاهَا
فَأَلْهَمَهَا فُجُورَهَا وَتَقْوَاهَا
قَدْ أَفْلَحَ مَن زَكَّاهَا
وَقَدْ خَابَ مَن دَسَّاهَا
كَذَّبَتْ ثَمُودُ بِطَغْوَاهَا
إِذِ انبَعَثَ أَشْقَاهَا
فَقَالَ لَهُمْ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ نَاقَةَ اللَّهِ وَسُقْيَاهَا
فَكَذَّبُوهُ فَعَقَرُوهَا فَدَمْدَمَ عَلَيْهِمْ رَبُّهُم بِذَنبِهِمْ فَسَوَّاهَا
وَلَا يَخَافُ عُقْبَاهَا

And by the sun and its brightness;
And by the moon as it follows it;
And by the day as it reveals that brightness;
And by the night as it conceals it;
And by the heaven and Him Who built it;
And by the earth and Him Who spread it,
And by man, and Him Who perfected him in proportion;
Then He showed him what is wrong for him and what is right for him.
Indeed he succeeds who purifies his ownself;
And indeed he fails who corrupts his ownself.
People have denied their Prophet through their transgression.
When the most wicked man among them went forth to sin,
But the Messenger of Allah said to them: "Be cautious! Fear the evil end. That is the child of Allah! Bar him not from having his drink!"
Then they denied Allah and they killed the child. So their Lord destroyed them because of their sin, and made them equal in destruction.
And Allah feared not the consequences thereof.

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