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English translation of
Holy Quran
English translation by Yusuf Ali
taken from http://cwis.usc.edu/dept/MSA/quran/
Arabic text taken from
http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Academy/7702/menu.html

051 : The Winnowing Winds

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By the (Winds) that scatter broadcast;

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And those that lift and bear away heavy weights;

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And those that flow with ease and gentleness;

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And those that distribute and apportion by Command;-

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Verily that which ye are promised is true;

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And verily Judgment and Justice must indeed come to pass.

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By the Sky with (its) numerous Paths,

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Truly ye are in a doctrine discordant,

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Through which are deluded (away from the Truth) such as would be deluded.

51:10
Woe to the falsehood-mongers,-

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Those who (flounder) heedless in a flood of confusion:

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They ask, "When will be the Day of Judgment and Justice?"

51:13
(It will be) a Day when they will be tried (and tested) over the Fire!

51:14
"Taste ye your trial! This is what ye used to ask to be hastened!"

51:15
As to the Righteous, they will be in the midst of Gardens and Springs,

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Taking joy in the things which their Lord gives them, because, before then, they lived a good life.

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They were in the habit of sleeping but little by night,

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And in the hour of early dawn, they (were found) praying for Forgiveness;

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And in their wealth and possessions (was remembered) the right of the (needy,) him who asked, and him who (for some reason) was prevented (from asking).

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On the earth are signs for those of assured Faith,

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As also in your own selves: Will ye not then see?

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And in heaven is your Sustenance, as (also) that which ye are promised.

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Then, by the Lord of heaven and earth, this is the very Truth, as much as the fact that ye can speak intelligently to each other.

51:24
Has the story reached thee, of the honoured guests of Abraham?

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Behold, they entered his presence, and said: "Peace!" He said, "Peace!" (and thought, "These seem) unusual people."

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Then he turned quickly to his household, brought out a fatted calf,

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And placed it before them.. he said, "Will ye not eat?"

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(When they did not eat), He conceived a fear of them. They said, "Fear not," and they gave him glad tidings of a son endowed with knowledge.

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But his wife came forward (laughing) aloud: she smote her forehead and said: "A barren old woman!"

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They said, "Even so has thy Lord spoken: and He is full of Wisdom and Knowledge."

51:31
(Abraham) said: "And what, O ye Messengers, is your errand (now)?"

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They said, "We have been sent to a people (deep) in sin;-

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"To bring on, on them, (a shower of) stones of clay (brimstone),

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"Marked as from thy Lord for those who trespass beyond bounds."

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Then We evacuated those of the Believers who were there,

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But We found not there any just (Muslim) persons except in one house:

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And We left there a Sign for such as fear the Grievous Penalty.

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And in Moses (was another Sign): Behold, We sent him to Pharaoh, with authority manifest.

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But (Pharaoh) turned back with his Chiefs, and said, "A sorcerer, or one possessed!"

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So We took him and his forces, and threw them into the sea; and his was the blame.

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And in the 'Ad (people) (was another Sign): Behold, We sent against them the devastating Wind:

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It left nothing whatever that it came up against, but reduced it to ruin and rottenness.

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And in the Thamud (was another Sign): Behold, they were told, "Enjoy (your brief day) for a little while!"

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But they insolently defied the Command of their Lord: So the stunning noise (of an earthquake) seized them, even while they were looking on.

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Then they could not even stand (on their feet), nor could they help themselves.

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So were the People of Noah before them for they wickedly transgressed.

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With power and skill did We construct the Firmament: for it is We Who create the vastness of pace.

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And We have spread out the (spacious) earth: How excellently We do spread out!

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And of every thing We have created pairs: That ye may receive instruction.

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Hasten ye then (at once) to Allah: I am from Him a Warner to you, clear and open!

51:51
And make not another an object of worship with Allah: I am from Him a Warner to you, clear and open!

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Similarly, no messenger came to the Peoples before them, but they said (of him) in like manner, "A sorcerer, or one possessed"!

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Is this the legacy they have transmitted, one to another? Nay, they are themselves a people transgressing beyond bounds!

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So turn away from them: not thine is the blame.

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But teach (thy Message) for teaching benefits the Believers.

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I have only created Jinns and men, that they may serve Me.

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No Sustenance do I require of them, nor do I require that they should feed Me.

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For Allah is He Who gives (all) Sustenance,- Lord of Power,- Steadfast (for ever).

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For the Wrong-doers, their portion is like unto the portion of their fellows (of earlier generations): then let them not ask Me to hasten (that portion)!

51:60
Woe, then, to the Unbelievers, on account of that Day of theirs which they have been promised!

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