Meaning of Quran

Al-Qalam | The Pen

With the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Very-Merciful.

[68:1]
Nun , by the pen and what they write,

[68:2]
with the grace of your Lord, you are not insane.

[68:3]
And you will definitely have a reward that will never end.

[68:4]
And you are surely on an excellent standard of character.

[68:5]
So, you will see, and they will see

[68:6]
which of you is demented.

[68:7]
Surely your Lord knows best who has strayed from his way, and He is well aware of those who are on the right path.

[68:8]
So, do not obey those who reject (the true faith.)

[68:9]
They wish that you become flexible (in your faith), so that they should become flexible (in their hostile attitude.)

[68:10]
And do not obey any contemptible one who swears much,

[68:11]
a slanderer who goes about with calumnies,

[68:12]
one who prevents good, (and who is) transgressor, sinful,

[68:13]
harsh, (and) after all that, notorious,

[68:14]
(do not obey such a person merely) because he is a man of wealth and sons.

[68:15]
When Our verses are recited to him, he says, .(These are) the tales of the ancient..

[68:16]
We will soon brand him on the snout.

[68:17]
We have tested them as We had tested the Owners of the Garden, when they had sworn an oath that they would pluck
its fruits on the next
morning,

[68:18]
and did not make any exception (by saying insha‘allah ).

[68:19]
Then, there whirled around it a whirl (of calamity) from your Lord, while they were asleep.

[68:20]
Thus, on the next morning, it was like a harvested field.

[68:21]
So, they called out each other as the morning broke,

[68:22]
saying, .Set out early, if you are going to pluck (the fruits)..

[68:23]
So they set out while they were whispering to each other,

[68:24]
saying, .Let no poor man enter into it upon you today..

[68:25]
And in early hours they rushed quickly, while they were (assuming themselves) powerful (to pluck the fruits and prevent
the poor.)

[68:26]
But when they saw it (the place of the ruined garden), they said, .We have missed the way..

[68:27]
(Then, once they realized that the garden is the same, but it has been destroyed, they said,) .No, but we are deprived (of
the fruits)..

[68:28]
Said he who was the best among them, .Did I not say to you, =Why do you not pronounce tasbiH (Allah‘s purity)?.

[68:29]
They said, .We pronounce the purity of our Lord. No doubt, we were wrongdoers..

[68:30]
Then, (at the beginning,) they started reproaching one another;

[68:31]
(and at last,) they said, .Woe to us! In fact, we (all) were outrageous.

[68:32]
We hope that our Lord will give us in exchange something better than this. Truly we turn to Allah..

[68:33]
In this way the punishment comes. And, of course, the punishment of the Hereafter is even greater, if they but realize!

[68:34]
Surely, for the God-fearing there are gardens of bliss.

[68:35]
Otherwise, shall We make the obedient like the sinners?

[68:36]
What has happened to you? How do you judge?

[68:37]
Do you have a book in which you read

[68:38]
that for you there is what you choose?

[68:39]
Or do you have oaths sworn by Us, remaining effective up to the Day of Judgment, that you will get what you decide?

[68:40]
Ask them which of them stands surety for that.

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Or do they have associate-gods (who have guaranteed safety for them)? Then, let them bring their associate-gods, if
they are true.

[68:42]
On the Day when the Shin will be exposed, and they will be called upon to prostrate themselves, they will not be able
to.

[68:43]
With their eyes downcast, they will be enveloped by ignominy. They used to be called upon to prostrate when they
were healthy (but they did not.)

[68:44]
So, leave Me alone with those who reject this discourse. We will draw them on little by little (towards Hell) from a way
they do not know.

[68:45]
And I give them respite. Indeed, My plan is firm.

[68:46]
Is it that you ask them for a fee, due to which they are burdened with debt?

[68:47]
Or do they have the (knowledge of the) Unseen, and they write it down?

[68:48]
So, remain patient with your Lord‘s judgment, and be not like the Man of the Fish, he cried out while he was in anguish.

[68:49]
Had not a favour from His Lord come to his help, he would have been cast in the wilderness in a reproachable state.

[68:50]
Then his Lord chose him, and made him one of the righteous.

[68:51]
And indeed the disbelievers seem to trip you up with their glances when they hear the Reminder, and say, .He is a
madman indeed..

[68:52]
And it is nothing else but a Reminder for all the worlds.