In The Name Of Allah The Entirely Merciful The Especially Merciful
68:1 Nun. By the pen and what they inscribe,
68:2 You are not, [O Muhammad], by the favor of your Lord, a madman.
68:3 And indeed, for you is a reward uninterrupted.
68:4 And indeed, you are of a great moral character.
68:5 So you will see and they will see
68:6 Which of you is the afflicted [by a devil].
68:7 Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of who has gone astray from His way, and He is most knowing of the [rightly] guided.
68:8 Then do not obey the deniers.
68:9 They wish that you would soften [in your position], so they would soften [toward you].
68:10 And do not obey every worthless habitual swearer
68:11 [And] scorner, going about with malicious gossip –
68:12 A preventer of good, transgressing and sinful,
68:13 Cruel, moreover, and an illegitimate pretender.
68:14 Because he is a possessor of wealth and children,
68:15 When Our verses are recited to him, he says, "Legends of the former peoples."
68:16 We will brand him upon the snout.
68:17 Indeed, We have tried them as We tried the companions of the garden, when they swore to cut its fruit in the [early] morning
68:18 Without making exception.
68:19 So there came upon the garden an affliction from your Lord while they were asleep.
68:20 And it became as though reaped.
68:21 And they called one another at morning,
68:22 [Saying], "Go early to your crop if you would cut the fruit."
68:23 So they set out, while lowering their voices,
68:24 [Saying], "There will surely not enter it today upon you [any] poor person."
68:25 And they went early in determination, [assuming themselves] able.
68:26 But when they saw it, they said, "Indeed, we are lost;
68:27 Rather, we have been deprived."
68:28 The most moderate of them said, "Did I not say to you, 'Why do you not exalt [ Allah ]?' "
68:29 They said, "Exalted is our Lord! Indeed, we were wrongdoers."
68:30 Then they approached one another, blaming each other.
68:31 They said, "O woe to us; indeed we were transgressors.
68:32 Perhaps our Lord will substitute for us [one] better than it. Indeed, we are toward our Lord desirous."
68:33 Such is the punishment [of this world]. And the punishment of the Hereafter is greater, if they only knew.
68:34 Indeed, for the righteous with their Lord are the Gardens of Pleasure.
68:35 Then will We treat the Muslims like the criminals?
68:36 What is [the matter] with you? How do you judge?
68:37 Or do you have a scripture in which you learn
68:38 That indeed for you is whatever you choose?
68:39 Or do you have oaths [binding] upon Us, extending until the Day of Resurrection, that indeed for you is whatever you judge?
68:40 Ask them which of them, for that [claim], is responsible.
68:41 Or do they have partners? Then let them bring their partners, if they should be truthful.
68:42 The Day the shin will be uncovered and they are invited to prostration but the disbelievers will not be able,
68:43 Their eyes humbled, humiliation will cover them. And they used to be invited to prostration while they were sound.
68:44 So leave Me, [O Muhammad], with [the matter of] whoever denies the Qur'an. We will progressively lead them [to punishment] from where they do not know.
68:45 And I will give them time. Indeed, My plan is firm.
68:46 Or do you ask of them a payment, so they are by debt burdened down?
68:47 Or have they [knowledge of] the unseen, so they write [it] down?
68:48 Then be patient for the decision of your Lord, [O Muhammad], and be not like the companion of the fish when he called out while he was distressed.
68:49 If not that a favor from his Lord overtook him, he would have been thrown onto the naked shore while he was censured.
68:50 And his Lord chose him and made him of the righteous.
68:51 And indeed, those who disbelieve would almost make you slip with their eyes when they hear the message, and they say, "Indeed, he is mad."
68:52 But it is not except a reminder to the worlds.