< Surah 23:1-44

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Surah 23

THE BELIEVERS (Al-Mu'minun)

Be modest - except with your wives and female slaves
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1 Successful indeed are the believers

Believers are successful,

2 Who are humble in their prayers,

3 And who shun vain conversation,

if they are humble,

4 And who are payers of the poor-due;

pay the poor due,

5 And who guard their modesty -

and guard their modesty --,

6 Save from their wives or the (slaves) that their right hands possess, for then they are not blameworthy,

7 But whoso craveth beyond that, such are transgressors -

8 And who are shepherds of their pledge and their covenant,

9 And who pay heed to their prayers.

10 These are the heirs

11 Who will inherit paradise. There they will abide.

except from their wives and female slaves.

Allah is the best creator!
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12 Verily We created man from a product of wet earth;

We [Allah] created man from wet earth. [1]

13 Then placed him as a drop (of seed) in a safe lodging;

Then placed him as a drop of seed in a safe place.

14 Then fashioned We the drop a clot, then fashioned We the clot a little lump, then fashioned We the little lump bones, then clothed the bones with flesh, and then produced it as another creation. So blessed be Allah, the Best of creators!

Then we made a clot, and from the clot we made a little lump of bones, and put some flesh on the bones.

Allah is the best creator!

15 Then lo! after that ye surely die.

Then you die.

16 Then lo! on the Day of Resurrection ye are raised (again).

And on the day of resurrection you're alive again.

17 And We have created above you seven paths, and We are never unmindful of creation.

18 And we send down from the sky water in measure, and We give it lodging in the earth, and lo! We are Able to withdraw it.

19 Then We produce for you therewith gardens of date-palms and grapes, wherein is much fruit for you and whereof ye eat;

20 And a tree that springeth forth from Mount Sinai that groweth oil and relish for the eaters.

We created you above the seven paths. [2]

21 And lo! in the cattle there is verily a lesson for you. We give you to drink of that which is in their bellies, and many uses have ye in them, and of them do ye eat;

22 And on them and on the ship ye are carried.

And lo! we give you the contents of of cattle bellies to drink.

Noah's flood (again)
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23 And We verily sent Noah unto his folk, and he said: O my people! Serve Allah. Ye have no other God save Him. Will ye not ward off (evil)?

24 But the chieftains of his folk, who disbelieved, said: This is only a mortal like you who would make himself superior to you. Had Allah willed, He surely could have sent down angels. We heard not of this in the case of our fathers of old.

25 He is only a man in whom is a madness, so watch him for a while.

26 He said: My Lord! Help me because they deny me.

27 Then We inspired in him, saying: Make the ship under Our eyes and Our inspiration. Then, when Our command cometh and the oven gusheth water, introduce therein of every (kind) two spouses, and thy household save him thereof against whom the Word hath already gone forth. And plead not with Me on behalf of those who have done wrong. Lo! they will be drowned.

28 And when thou art on board the ship, thou and whoso is with thee, then say: Praise be to Allah Who hath saved us from the wrongdoing folk!

29 And say: My Lord! Cause me to land at a blessed landing-place, for Thou art Best of all who bring to land.

30 Lo! herein verily are portents, for lo! We are ever putting (mankind) to the test.

31 Then, after them, We brought forth another generation;

32 And we sent among them a messenger of their own, saying: Serve Allah, Ye have no other God save Him. Will ye not ward off (evil)?

33 And the chieftains of his folk, who disbelieved and denied the meeting of the Hereafter, and whom We had made soft in the life of the world, said: This is only a mortal like you, who eateth of that whereof ye eat and drinketh of that ye drink.

34 If ye were to obey a mortal like yourselves, then, lo! ye surely would be losers.

35 Doth he promise you that you, when ye are dead and have become dust and bones, will (again) be brought forth?

36 Begone, begone, with that which ye are promised!

37 There is naught but our life of the world; we die and we live, and we shall not be raised (again).

38 He is only a man who hath invented a lie about Allah. We are not going to put faith in him.

39 He said: My Lord! Help me because they deny me.

40 He said: In a little while they surely will become repentant.

We said to Noah,

Don't ask me to save anyone.

I'm going to drown them all.

41 So the (Awful) Cry overtook them rightfully, and We made them like as wreckage (that a torrent hurleth). A far removal for wrongdoing folk!

42 Then after them We brought forth other generations.

43 No nation can outstrip its term, nor yet postpone it.

So there was an awful cry.

And we drowned them all.

44 Then We sent our messengers one after another. Whenever its messenger came unto a nation they denied him; so We caused them to follow one another (to disaster) and We made them bywords. A far removal for folk who believe not!

After the flood, we sent other messengers.

The people ignored them, wo we killed them too.

That's what we do to those who don't believe.