< Surah 26:105-

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Surah 26

THE POETS (Al-Shu'ara)

Noah, the plain warner
Absurdity Cruelty Injustice 26:105-122
Cf. 7:59-64, 10:71-74, 11:25-48, 21:76-77, 23:23-44,

105 Noah's folk denied the messengers (of Allah),

106 When their brother Noah said unto them: Will ye not ward off (evil)?

107 Lo! I am a faithful messenger unto you,

108 So keep your duty to Allah, and obey me.

Noah's people denied the messengers or Allah,

when Noah said to them,

Won't you ward off evil?

I'm a faithful messenger, so obey me.

109 And I ask of you no wage therefore; my wage is the concern only of the Lord of the Worlds.

You don't have to pay me.

I only care about the Lord of the Worlds.

110 So keep your duty to Allah, and obey me.

111 They said: Shall we put faith in thee, when the lowest (of the people) follow thee?

112 He said: And what knowledge have I of what they may have been doing (in the past)?

Just obey me.

The people said to him,

Why should we obey you?

113 Lo! their reckoning is my Lord's concern, if ye but knew;

114 And I am not (here) to repulse believers.

115 I am only a plain warner.

Noah said,

I'm not here to repulse believers.

I'm just a plain warner.

116 They said: If thou cease not, O Noah, thou wilt surely be among those stoned (to death).

The people said,

If you don't shut up, we'll stone you to death.

117 He said: My Lord! Lo! my own folk deny me.

118 Therefore judge Thou between us, a (conclusive) judgment, and save me and those believers who are with me.

Noah said to Allah,

Judge between them and me.

Save me and believers like me.

119 And We saved him and those with him in the laden ship.

120 Then afterward We drowned the others.

So we saved him and those on the ship.

And we drowned everyone else.

121 Lo! herein is indeed a portent, yet most of them are not believers.

122 And lo, thy Lord, He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.

The prophet Hud and the tribe of A'ad
Absurdity Cruelty Injustice 26:123-140
Cf. 7:65-72, 11:49-60

123 (The tribe of) A'ad denied the messengers (of Allah).

The tribe of A'ad denied Allah's messengers.

124 When their brother Hud said unto them: Will ye not ward off (evil)?

125 Lo! I am a faithful messenger unto you,

126 So keep your duty to Allah and obey me.

127 And I ask of you no wage therefor; my wage is the concern only of the Lord of the Worlds.

128 Build ye on every high place a monument for vain delight?

129 And seek ye out strongholds, that haply ye may last for ever?

130 And if ye seize by force, seize ye as tyrants?

When Hud said to them,

Won't you ward off evil?

I'm a faithful messenger to you.

So obey me.

You don't have to pay me.

I'm only concerned with the Lord of the Worlds.

131 Rather keep your duty to Allah, and obey me.

132 Keep your duty toward Him Who hath aided you with (the good things) that ye know,

133 Hath aided you with cattle and sons.

134 And gardens and watersprings.

So obey me.

135 Lo! I fear for you the retribution of an awful day.

I fear for you on the awful day.

136 They said: It is all one to us whether thou preachest or art not of those who preach;

137 This is but a fable of the men of old,

138 And we shall not be doomed.

139 And they denied him; therefor We destroyed them. Lo! herein is indeed a portent, yet most of them are not believers.

140 And lo! thy Lord, He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.

The people said,

Go ahead and preach.

It's nothing but old men's fables.

We won't be doomed.

So they ignored Hud, and we destroyed them.

The prophet Salih and the tribe of Thamud
Absurdity Cruelty Injustice 26:141-154
Cf. 7:73-79, 11:49-60, 54:23-31

141 (The tribe of) Thamud denied the messengers (of Allah)

The tribe of Thamud denied Allah's messengers.

142 When their brother Salih said unto them: Will ye not ward off (evil)?

143 Lo! I am a faithful messenger unto you,

144 So keep your duty to Allah and obey me.

145 And I ask of you no wage therefor; my wage is the concern only of the Lord of the Worlds.

146 Will ye be left secure in that which is here before us,

147 In gardens and watersprings.

148 And tilled fields and heavy-sheathed palm-trees,

149 Though ye hew out dwellings in the mountain, being skilful?

When Salih said to them,

Won't you ward off evil?

I'm a faithful messenger to you.

So obey me.

You don't have to pay me.

I'm only concerned with the Lord of the Worlds.

150 Therefor keep your duty to Allah and obey me,

151 And obey not the command of the prodigal,

152 Who spread corruption in the earth, and reform not.

So obey me.

153 They said: Thou art but one of the bewitched;

154 Thou art but a mortal like us. So bring some token if thou art of the truthful.

The people said,

You are bewitched.

Show us some token if you're telling the truth.

Allah's she-camel
Absurdity Cruelty Injustice 26:155-159
Cf. 7:73-79, 11:61-68,

155 He said: (Behold) this she-camel. She hath the right to drink (at the well), and ye have the right to drink, (each) on an appointed day.

156 And touch her not with ill lest there come on you the retribution of an awful day.

Salih said,

Here's a she-camel.

Don't touch her or you'll be punished on an awful day.

157 But they hamstrung her, and then were penitent.

But they hamstrung her, and then were penitent.

158 So the retribution came on them. Lo! herein is indeed a portent, yet most of them are not believers.

159 And lo! thy Lord! He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.

So Allah destroyed them.