(Revealed at Mecca - contains 49 verses - 2 sections)

Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Section 1

[Tur 52:1] By oath of (mount) Tur.

[Tur 52:2] And by oath of a passage, written -

[Tur 52:3] On an open record.

[Tur 52:4] And by oath of the Inhabited House.

[Tur 52:5] And the lofty roof.

[Tur 52:6] And the sea set aflame.

[Tur 52:7] Indeed your Lord’s punishment will surely take place.

[Tur 52:8] No one can avert it.

[Tur 52:9] A day on which the heavens will shake with a visible shaking.

[Tur 52:10] And the mountains will move with a visible movement.

[Tur 52:11] So on that day, ruin is for those who deny.

[Tur 52:12] Those who are playing in pursuits.

[Tur 52:13] A day when they will be pushed, forcibly shoved towards the fire of hell.

[Tur 52:14] “This is the fire, which you used to deny!”

[Tur 52:15] “So is this magic, or are you unable to see?”

[Tur 52:16] “Enter it – now whether you patiently bear it or are impatient - it is the same for you; for you is a recompense only for what you used to do.”

[Tur 52:17] Indeed the pious are in Gardens and peace.

[Tur 52:18] Delighted at the bestowal of their Lord; and their Lord has saved them from the fire.

[Tur 52:19] “Eat and drink with pleasure, a reward for what you used to do.”

[Tur 52:20] Reclining on thrones, in rows; and We have wedded them to maidens with gorgeous eyes.

[Tur 52:21] And those who accepted faith, and whose descendants followed them with faith - We have joined their descendants with them, and have not reduced anything for them from their deeds; every soul is trapped in its own deeds.

[Tur 52:22] And We aided them with fruit and meat, whatever they desire.

[Tur 52:23] In it, they accept cups from each other, in which is neither any lewdness nor any sin.

[Tur 52:24] And their boy servants shall go around them, as if they were pearls, safely hidden.

[Tur 52:25] And one of them turned towards the other, questioning.

[Tur 52:26] Saying, “Indeed before this, we were in our houses, worried.”

[Tur 52:27] “So Allah did us a great favour, and saved us from the punishment of the flame.”

[Tur 52:28] “Indeed we used to worship Him in our previous life; indeed He only is the Benign, the Most Merciful.”

Section 2

[Tur 52:29] Therefore (O dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him), enlighten, for by the munificence of your Lord, you are neither a soothsayer nor a madman.

[Tur 52:30] Or they allege, “He is a poet – we await a calamity of the times to befall him.”

[Tur 52:31] Proclaim, “Go on waiting – I too am waiting along with you.”

[Tur 52:32] Is this what their senses tell them, or are they a rebellious people?

[Tur 52:33] What! They say, “He has invented the Qur'an”? Rather they do not have faith.

[Tur 52:34] So let them bring a single discourse like it, if they are truthful.

[Tur 52:35] Have they not been created from some source, or are they themselves the creators?

[Tur 52:36] Or did they create the heavens and the earth? Rather they are not certain.

[Tur 52:37] Or do they have the treasures of your Lord, or are they the authority?

[Tur 52:38] Or do they have any stairs, climbing upon which they eavesdrop? So their eavesdropper should bring some clear proof!

[Tur 52:39] What! The daughters for Him, and the sons for you?

[Tur 52:40] Or do you (O dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him) ask any fee from them, so they are burdened with the penalty?

[Tur 52:41] Or is the hidden with them, by which they pass judgements?

[Tur 52:42] Or are they planning a conspiracy? So the conspiracy will befall only upon the disbelievers.

[Tur 52:43] Or do they have a God besides Allah? Purity is to Allah from their ascribing of partners to Him.

[Tur 52:44] And were they to see a portion of the sky falling, they will say, “It is a heap of clouds.”

[Tur 52:45] Therefore leave them, until they confront their day, in which they will be stunned.

[Tur 52:46] A day on which their scheming will not benefit them at all, nor will they be helped.

[Tur 52:47] And indeed for the unjust is another punishment before this, but most of them do not know. (Punishment in the grave is proven by this verse.)

[Tur 52:48] And be patient upon your Lord’s command, (O dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him), for you are indeed in Our sight; and proclaim the Purity of your Lord while praising Him, whenever you stand.

[Tur 52:49] And proclaim His Purity during the night, and when the stars turn back.


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