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034 Saba

 In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

 1. (All) praise is due to Allah, Whose is what is in the 
 heavens and what is in the earth, and to Him is due (all) 
 praise in the hereafter; and He is the Wise, the Aware.

 2. He knows that which goes down into the earth and that 
 which comes out of it, and that which comes down from the 
 heaven and that which goes up to it; and He is the Merciful, 
 the Forgiving.

 3. And those who disbelieve say: The hour shall not come 
 upon us. Say: Yea! by my Lord, the Knower of the unseen, it 
 shall certainly come upon you; not the weight of an atom 
 becomes absent from Him, in the heavens or in the earth, and 
 neither less than that nor greater, but (all) is in a clear 

 4. That He may reward those who believe and do good; these 
 it is for whom is forgiveness and an honorable sustenance.

 5. And (as for) those who strive hard in opposing Our 
 communications, these it is for whom is a painful 
 chastisement of an evil kind.

 6. And those to whom the knowledge has been given see that 
 which has been revealed to you from your Lord, that is the 
 truth, and it guides into the path of the Mighty, the 

 7. And those who disbelieve say: Shall we point out to you a 
 man who informs you that when you are scattered the utmost 
 scattering you shall then be most surely (raised) in (to) a 
 new creation?

 8. He has forged a lie against Allah or there is madness in 
 him. Nay! those who do not believe in the hereafter are in 
 torment and in great error.

 9. Do they not then consider what is before them and what is 
 behind them of the heaven and the earth? If We please We 
 will make them disappear in the land or bring down upon them 
 a portion from the heaven; most surely there is a sign in 
 this for every servant turning (to Allah).

 10. And certainly We gave to Dawood excellence from Us: O 
 mountains! sing praises with him, and the birds; and We made 
 the iron pliant to him,

 11. Saying: Make ample (coats of mail), and assign a time to 
 the making of coats of mail and do good; surely I am Seeing 
 what you do.

 12. And (We made) the wind (subservient) to Sulaiman, which 
 made a month's journey in the morning and a month's journey 
 m the evening, and We made a fountain of molten copper to 
 flow out for him, and of the jinn there were those who 
 worked before him by the command of his Lord; and whoever 
 turned aside from Our command from among them, We made him 
 taste of the punishment of burning.

 13. They made for him what he pleased of fortresses and 
 images, and bowls (large) as watering-troughs and 
 cooking-pots that will not move from their place; give 
 thanks, O family of Dawood! and very few of My servants are 

 14. But when We decreed death for him, naught showed them 
 his death but a creature of the earth that ate away his 
 staff; and when it fell down, the jinn came to know plainly 
 that if they had known the unseen, they would not have 
 tarried in abasing torment.

 15 Certainly there was a sign for Saba in their abode; two 
 gardens on the right and the left; eat of the sustenance of 
 your Lord and give thanks to Him: a good land and a 
 Forgiving Lord!

 16 But they turned aside, so We sent upon them a torrent of 
 which the rush could not be withstood, and in place of their 
 two gardens We gave to them two gardens yielding bitter 
 fruit and (growing) tamarisk and a few lote-trees.

 17. This We requited them with because they disbelieved; and 
 We do not punish any but the ungrateful.

 18. And We made between them and the towns which We had 
 blessed (other) towns to be easily seen, and We apportioned 
 the journey therein: Travel through them nights and days, 

 19. And they said: O our Lord! make spaces to be longer 
 between our journeys; and they were unjust to themselves so 
 We made them stories and scattered them with an utter 
 scattering; most surely there are signs in this for every 
 patient, grateful one

 20. And certainly the Shaitan found true his conjecture 
 concerning them, so they follow him, except a party of the 

 21. And he has no authority over them, but that We may 
 distinguish him who believes in the hereafter from him who 
 is in doubt concerning it; and your Lord is the Preserver of 
 all things

 22. Say: Call upon those whom you assert besides Allah; they 
 do not control the weight of an atom in the heavens or in 
 the earth nor have they any partnership in either, nor has 
 He among them any one to back (Him) up.

 23. And intercession will not avail aught with Him save of 
 him whom He permits. Until when fear shall be removed from 
 their hearts, They shall say: What is it that your Lord 
 said? They shall say: The truth. And He is the Most High, 
 the Great.

 24. Say: Who gives you the sustenance from the heavens and 
 the earth? Say: Allah. And most surely we or you are on a 
 right way or in manifest error

 25. Say: You will not be questioned as to what we are guilty 
 of, nor shall we be questioned as to what you do.

 26. Say: Our Lord will gather us together, then will He 
 judge between us with the truth; and He is the greatest 
 Judge, the All-knowing.

 27. Say: Show me those whom you have joined with Him as 
 associates; by no means (can you do it). Nay! He is Allah, 
 the Mighty, the Wise.

 28. And We have not sent you but to all the men as a bearer 
 of good news and as a warner, but most men do not know.

 29. And they say: When will this promise be (fulfilled) if 
 you are truthful?

 30. Say: You have the appointment of a day from which you 
 cannot hold back any while, nor can you bring it on.

 31. And those who disbelieve say: By no means will we 
 believe in this Quran, nor in that which is before it; and 
 could you see when the unjust shall be made to stand before 
 their Lord, bandying words one with another! Those who were 
 reckoned weak shall say to those who were proud: Had it not 
 been for you we would certainly have been believers. 

 32. Those who were proud shall say to those who were deemed 
 weak: Did we turn you away from the guidance after it had 
 come to you? Nay, you (yourselves) were guilty 33. And those 
 who were deemed weak shall say to those who were proud. Nay, 
 (it was) planning by night and day when you told us to 
 disbelieve in Allah and to set up likes with Him. And they 
 shall conceal regret when they shall see the punishment; and 
 We will put shackles on the necks of those who disbelieved; 
 they shall not be requited but what they did.

 34. And We never sent a warner to a town but those who led 
 lives in ease in it said: We are surely disbelievers in what 
 you are sent with.

 35. And they say: We have more wealth and children, and we 
 shall not be punished.

 36. Say: Surely my Lord amplifies the means of subsistence 
 for whom He pleases and straitens (for whom He pleases), but 
 most men do not know.

 37. And not your wealth nor your children, are the things 
 which bring you near Us in station, but whoever believes and 
 does good, these it is for whom is a double reward for what 
 they do, and they shall be secure in the highest places.

 38. And (as for) those who strive in opposing Our 
 communications, they shall be caused to be brought to the 

 39. Say: Surely my Lord amplifies the means of subsistence 
 for whom He pleases of His servants and straitens (them) for 

 (He pleases), and whatever thing you spend, He exceeds It m 
 reward, and He is the best of Sustainers.

 40. And on the day when He will gather them all together, 
 then will He say to the angels: Did these worship you?

 41. They shall say: Glory be to Thee! Thou art our Guardian, 
 not they; nay! they worshipped the jinn; most of them were 
 believers in them.

 42. So on that day one of you shall not control profit or 
 harm for another, and We will say to those who were unjust: 
 Taste the chastisement of the fire which you called a lie.

 43. And when Our clear communications are recited to them, 
 they say: This is naught but a man who desires to turn you 
 away from that which your fathers worshipped. And they say: 
 This is naught but a lie that is forged. And those who 
 disbelieve say of the truth when it comes to them: This is 
 only clear enchantment.

 44. And We have not given them any books which they read, 
 nor did We send to them before you a warner. 

 45. And those before them rejected (the truth), and these 
 have not yet attained a tenth of what We gave them, but they 
 gave the lie to My apostles, then how was the manifestation 
 of My disapproval?

 46. Say: I exhort you only to one thing, that rise up for 
 Allah's sake in twos and singly, then ponder: there is no 
 madness in your fellow-citizen; he is only a warner to you 
 before a severe chastisement.

 47. Say: Whatever reward I have asked of you, that is only 
 for yourselves; my reward is only with Allah, and He is a 
 witness of all things.

 48. Say: Surely my Lord utters the truth, the great Knower 
 of the unseen.

 49. Say: The truth has come, and the falsehood shall vanish 
 and shall not come back.

 50. Say: If I err, I err only against my own soul, and if I 
 follow a right direction, it ?s because of what my Lord 
 reveals to me; surely He is Hearing, Nigh.

 51. And could you see when they shall become terrified, but 
 (then) there shall be no escape and they shall be seized 
 upon from a near place

 52. And they shall say: We believe in it. And how shall the 
 attaining (of faith) be possible to them from a distant 

 53. And they disbelieved in it before, and they utter 
 conjectures with regard to the unseen from a distant place.

 54. And a barrier shall be placed between them and that 
 which they desire, as was done with the likes of them 
 before: surely they are in a disquieting doubt.