Asalam o Alykum, welcome to 143rd part of our Discover the Holy Quran project. In this part we will read verses 1 to 29 of Surah Ad-Dukhan. Ad-Dukhan is the 44th surah of the Holy Quran and is comprised of 59 verses. Let’s begin:
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
2- By the Book that make things clear;-
3- We sent it down during a Blessed Night: for We (ever) wish to warn (against Evil).
4- In the (Night) is made distinct every affair of wisdom,
5- By command, from Our Presence. For We (ever) send (revelations),
6- As Mercy from thy Lord: for He hears and knows (all things);
7- The Lord of the heavens and the earth and all between them, if ye (but) have an assured faith.
8- There is no god but He: It is He Who gives life and gives death,- The Lord and Cherisher to you and your earliest ancestors.
9- Yet they play about in doubt.
10- Then watch thou for the Day that the sky will forth a kind smoke (or mist) plainly visible,
11- Enveloping the people: this will be a Penalty Grievous.
12- (They will say:) “Our Lord! remove the Penalty from us, for we do really believe!”
13- How shall the message be (effectual) for them, seeing that a Messenger explaining things clearly has (already) come to them,-
14- Yet they turn away him and say: “Tutored (by others), a man possessed!”
15- We shall indeed remove the Penalty for a while, (but) truly ye will revert (to your ways).
16- One day We shall seize you with a mighty onslaught: We will indeed (then) exact Retribution!
17- We did, before them, try the people of Pharaoh: there came to them an apostle most honourable,
18- Saying: “Restore to me the Servants of Allah. I am to you an apostle worthy of all trust;
19- “And be not arrogant as against Allah. for I come to you with authority manifest.
20- “For me, I have sought safety with my Lord and your Lord, against your injuring me.
21- “If ye believe me not, at least keep yourselves away from me.”
22- (But they were aggressive:) then he cried to his Lord: “These are indeed a people given to sin.”
23- (The reply came:) “March forth with My Servants by night: for ye are sure to be pursued.
24- “And leave the sea as a furrow (divided): for they are a host (destined) to be drowned.”
25- How many were the gardens and springs they left behind,
26- And corn-fields and noble buildings,
27- And wealth (conveniences of life), wherein they had take such delight!
28- Thus (was their end)! And We made other people inherit (those things)!
29- And neither heaven nor earth shed a tear over them: nor were they given a respite (again).
May Allah Bless us with the Knowledge of Islam. (Ameen)
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