Sūra 85: Burūj, or The Zodiacal Signs

Verses 22 — Makki; Revealed at Mecca — Sections 1

١- وَالسَّمَاءِ ذَاتِ الْبُرُوجِ
1. By the Sky, (displaying) The Zodiacal Signs ;
٢- وَالْيَوْمِ الْمَوْعُودِ
2. By the promised Day (Of Judgment) ;
٣- وَشَاهِدٍ وَمَشْهُودٍ
3. By one that witnesses, And the subject of the witness ;—
٤- قُتِلَ أَصْحَابُ الْأُخْدُودِ
4. Woe to the makers Of the pit (of fire),
٥- النَّارِ ذَاتِ الْوَقُودِ
5. Fire supplied (abundantly) With Fuel :
٦- إِذْ هُمْ عَلَيْهَا قُعُودٌ
6. Behold ! they sat Over against the (fire),
٧- وَهُمْ عَلَىٰ مَا يَفْعَلُونَ بِالْمُؤْمِنِينَ شُهُودٌ
7. And they witnessed (All) that they were doing Against the Believers.
٨- وَمَا نَقَمُوا مِنْهُمْ إِلَّا أَن يُؤْمِنُوا بِاللَّـهِ الْعَزِيزِ الْحَمِيدِ
8. And they ill-treated them For no other reason than That they believed in God, Exalted in Power Worthy of all Praise !—
٩- الَّذِي لَهُ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۚ وَاللَّـهُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ شَهِيدٌ
9. Him to Whom belongs The dominion of the heavens And the earth ! And God is Witness To all things.
١٠- إِنَّ الَّذِينَ فَتَنُوا الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ ثُمَّ لَمْ يَتُوبُوا فَلَهُمْ عَذَابُ جَهَنَّمَ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابُ الْحَرِيقِ
10. Those who persecute (or draw into temptation) The Believers, men and women, And do not turn In repentance, will have The Penalty of Hell : They will have the Penalty Of the Burning Fire.
١١- إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَهُمْ جَنَّاتٌ تَجْرِي مِن تَحْتِهَا الْأَنْهَارُ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ الْفَوْزُ الْكَبِيرُ
11. For those who believe And do righteous deeds, Will be Gardens, Beneath which Rivers flow : That is the great Salvation, (The fulfillment of all desires),
١٢- إِنَّ بَطْشَ رَبِّكَ لَشَدِيدٌ
12. Truly strong is the Grip (And Power) of thy Lord.
١٣- إِنَّهُ هُوَ يُبْدِئُ وَيُعِيدُ
13. It is He Who creates From the very beginning, And He can restore (life).
١٤-وَهُوَ الْغَفُورُ الْوَدُودُ
14. And He is the Oft-Forgiving, Full of loving-kindness,
١٥- ذُو الْعَرْشِ الْمَجِيدُ
15. Lord of the Throne of Glory,
١٦- فَعَّالٌ لِّمَا يُرِيدُ
16. Doer (without let) Of all that He intends.
١٧- هَلْ أَتَاكَ حَدِيثُ الْجُنُودِ
17. Has the story Reached thee, Of the Forces—
١٨- فِرْعَوْنَ وَثَمُودَ
18. Of Pharaoh and the Thamud ?
١٩- بَلِ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا فِي تَكْذِيبٍ
19. And yet the Unbelievers (Persist) in rejecting (The Truth) !
٢٠- وَاللَّـهُ مِن وَرَائِهِم مُّحِيطٌ
20. But God doth Encompass them From behind !
٢١- بَلْ هُوَ قُرْآنٌ مَّجِيدٌ
21. Nay, this is A Glorious Qur-ān
٢٢- فِي لَوْحٍ مَّحْفُوظٍ
22. (Inscribed) in a Tablet Preserved!