Surah 15. Al-hijr, Stoneland, Rock City
1. A. L. R. These are the Ayats of Revelation,- of a Qur'an that makes things clear.
2. Again and again will those who disbelieve, wish that they had bowed (to Allah.s will) in Islam.
3. Leave them alone, to enjoy (the good things of this life) and to please themselves: let (false) hope amuse them: soon will knowledge (undeceive them).
4. Never did We destroy a population that had not a term decreed and assigned beforehand.
5. Neither can a people anticipate its term, nor delay it.
6. They say: "O thou to whom the Message is being revealed! truly thou art mad (or possessed)!
7. "Why bringest thou not angels to us if it be that thou hast the Truth?"
8. We send not the angels down except for just cause: if they came (to the ungodly), behold! no respite would they have!
9. We have, without doubt, sent down the Message; and We will assuredly guard it (from corruption).
10. We did send apostles before thee amongst the religious sects of old:
11. But never came an apostle to them but they mocked him.
12. Even so do we let it creep into the hearts of the sinners -
13. That they should not believe in the (Message); but the ways of the ancients have passed away.
14. Even if We opened out to them a gate from heaven, and they were to continue (all day) ascending therein,
15. They would only say: "Our eyes have been intoxicated: Nay, we have been bewitched by sorcery."
16. It is We Who have set out the zodiacal signs in the heavens, and made them fair-seeming to (all) beholders;
17. And (moreover) We have guarded them from every evil spirit accursed:
18. But any that gains a hearing by stealth, is pursued by a flaming fire, bright (to see).
19. And the earth We have spread out (like a carpet); set thereon mountains firm and immovable; and produced therein all kinds of things in due balance.
20. And We have provided therein means of subsistence,- for you and for those for whose sustenance ye are not responsible.