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Surah 26

THE POETS (Al-Shu'ara)

Lot: Do you go after the males?
Homosexuality Cruelty Injustice Intolerance Absurdity 26:160-227
Cf. 7:80-84, 11:69-83, 15:44-77, 21:71-75

160 The folk of Lot denied the messengers (of Allah),

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

162 Lo! I am a faithful messenger unto you,

163 So keep your duty to Allah and obey me.

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

Lot's people denied the messenger of Allah.

When Lot 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.

165 What! Of all creatures do ye come unto the males,

166 And leave the wives your Lord created for you? Nay, but ye are froward folk.

167 They said: If thou cease not, O Lot, thou wilt soon be of the outcast.

What! Of all the creatures, you have sex with males?

And leave your wives alone?

You are messed up folk.

168 He said: I am in truth of those who hate your conduct.

I hate your conduct.

169 My Lord! Save me and my household from what they do.

Lot said to Allah,

Save me and my family from what they do.

170 So We saved him and his household, every one,

171 Save an old woman among those who stayed behind.

And we [Allah] saved everyone in his family,

except for an old woman who stayed behind. [1]

172 Then afterward We destroyed the others.

173 And We rained on them a rain. And dreadful is the rain of those who have been warned.

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

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

Then we destroyed the others

by raining a dreadful rain on them.

The prophet Shu'eyb and the people of Midian
Absurdity Cruelty Injustice 26:176-189, Cf. 7:85-95

176 The dwellers in the wood (of Midian) denied the messengers (of Allah),

The people of Midian denied the messengers of Allah.

177 When Shu'eyb said unto them: Will ye not ward off (evil)?

178 Lo! I am a faithful messenger unto you,

179 So keep your duty to Allah and obey me.

Shu'eyb said to them,

Won't you ward off evil?

I am a faithful messenger, so obey me.

180 And I ask of you no wage for it; my wage is the concern only of the Lord of the Worlds.

181 Give full measure, and be not of those who give less (than the due).

182 And weigh with the true balance.

183 Wrong not mankind in their goods, and do not evil, making mischief, in the earth.

184 And keep your duty unto Him Who created you and the generations of the men of old.

You don't have to pay me.

I only care about the Lord of the Worlds.

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

186 Thou art but a mortal like us, and lo! we deem thee of the liars.

They said to him,

You are a bewitched liar.

187 Then make fragments of the heaven fall upon us, if thou art of the truthful.

188 He said: My Lord is Best Aware of what ye do.

If you're telling the truth,

make some piece of heaven fall on us.

189 But they denied him, so there came on them the retribution of the day of gloom. Lo! it was the retribution of an awful day.

But they denied Shu'eyb,

so Allah destroyed them on an awful and gloomy day.

Don't follow poets
Absurdity Cruelty Injustice 26:190-227

190 Lo! herein is indeed a portent; yet most of them are not believers.

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

192 And lo! it is a revelation of the Lord of the Worlds,

193 Which the True Spirit hath brought down

194 Upon thy heart, that thou mayst be (one) of the warners,

195 In plain Arabic speech.

196 And lo! it is in the Scriptures of the men of old.

197 Is it not a token for them that the doctors of the Children of Israel know it?

198 And if We had revealed it unto one of any other nation than the Arabs,

199 And he had read it unto them, they would not have believed in it.

200 Thus do We make it traverse the hearts of the guilty.

The Quran is written in plain Arabic,

and is in the old scriptures.

201 They will not believe in it till they behold the painful doom,

202 So that it will come upon them suddenly, when they perceive not.

203 Then they will say: Are we to be reprieved?

204 Would they (now) hasten on Our doom?

205 Hast thou then seen, if We content them for (long) years,

206 And then cometh that which they were promised,

207 (How) that wherewith they were contented naught availeth them?

208 And We destroyed no township but it had its warners

209 For reminder, for We never were oppressors.

210 The devils did not bring it down.

211 It is not meet for them, nor is it in their power,

212 Lo! verily they are banished from the hearing.

But disbelievers won't believe it

until the see the painful doomc

which will come upon them suddenly, when they least expect it.

213 Therefore invoke not with Allah another god, lest thou be one of the doomed.

214 And warn thy tribe of near kindred,

215 And lower thy wing (in kindness) unto those believers who follow thee.

216 And if they (thy kinsfolk) disobey thee, say: Lo! I am innocent of what they do.

217 And put thy trust in the Mighty, the Merciful.

218 Who seeth thee when thou standest up (to pray)

219 And (seeth) thine abasement among those who fall prostrate (in worship).

220 Lo! He, only He, is the Hearer, the Knower.

Don't mention another god around Allah

or you'll be among the doomed.

221 Shall I inform you upon whom the devils descend?

222 They descend on every sinful, false one.

223 They listen eagerly, but most of them are liars.

Upon whom do the devils descend?

Upon sinners, that's whom.

224 As for poets, the erring follow them.

225 Hast thou not seen how they stray in every valley,

226 And how they say that which they do not?

227 Save those who believe and do good works, and remember Allah much, and vindicate themselves after they have been wronged. Those who do wrong will come to know by what a (great) reverse they will be overturned!

Only those in err follow the poets.