26 - Ash-Shu'ara (The Poets) - الشعراء

They will not believe in it until they see the painful punishment.

And it shall come to them all of a sudden, while they shall not perceive;

Then they will say: Shall we be respited?

What! do they still seek to hasten on Our punishment?

Have you then considered if We let them enjoy themselves for years,

Then there comes to them that with which they are threatened,

That which they were made to enjoy shall not avail them?

And We did not destroy any town but it had (its) warners,

To remind, and We are never unjust.

And the Shaitans have not come down with it.

And it behoves them not, and they have not the power to do (it).

Most surely they are far removed from the hearing of it.

So call not upon another god with Allah, lest you be of those who are punished.

And warn your nearest relations,

And be kind to him who follows you of the believers.

But if they disobey you, then say: Surely I am clear of what you do.

And rely on the Mighty, the Merciful,

Who sees you when you stand up.

And your turning over and over among those who prostrate themselves before Allah.

Surely He is the Hearing, the Knowing.

Shall I inform you (of him) upon whom the Shaitans descend?

They descend upon every lying, sinful one,

They incline their ears, and most of them are liars.

And as to the poets, those who go astray follow them.

Do you not see that they wander about bewildered in every valley?

And that they say that which they do not do,

Except those who believe and do good and remember Allah much, and defend themselves after they are oppressed; and they who act unjustly shall know to what final place of turning they shall turn back.

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