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Sūra 38: Ṣād

Section 3 (27-40)

27. Wama khalaqna alssamaa waal-arda wama baynahuma batilan thalika thannu allatheena kafaroo fawaylun lillatheena kafaroo mina alnnari

27. Not without purpose did We create heaven and earth and all between! that were the thought of Unbelievers! but woe to the Unbelievers because of the Fire (of Hell)!

28. Am najAAalu allatheena amanoo waAAamiloo alssalihati kaalmufsideena fee al-ardi am najAAalu almuttaqeena kaalfujjari

28. Shall We treat those who believe and work deeds of righteousness, the same as those who do mischief on earth? Shall We treat those who guard against evil, the same as those who turn aside from the right?

29. Kitabun anzalnahu ilayka mubarakun liyaddabbaroo ayatihi waliyatathakkara oloo al-albabi

29. (Here is) a Book which We have sent down unto thee, full of blessings, that they may mediate on its Signs, and that men of understanding may receive admonition.

30. Wawahabna lidawooda sulaymana niAAma alAAabdu innahu awwabun

30. To David We gave Solomon (for a son),- How excellent in Our service! Ever did he turn (to Us)!

31. Ith AAurida AAalayhi bialAAashiyyi alssafinatu aljiyadu

31. Behold, there were brought before him, at eventide coursers of the highest breeding, and swift of foot;

32. Faqala innee ahbabtu hubba alkhayri AAan thikri rabbee hatta tawarat bialhijabi

32. And he said, "Truly do I love the love of good, with a view to the glory of my Lord,"- until (the sun) was hidden in the veil (of night):

33. Ruddooha AAalayya fatafiqa mashan bialssooqi waal-aAAnaqi

33. "Bring them back to me." then began he to pass his hand over (their) legs and their necks.

34. Walaqad fatanna sulaymana waalqayna AAala kursiyyihi jasadan thumma anaba

34. And We did try Solomon: We placed on his throne a body (without life); but he did turn (to Us in true devotion):

35. Qala rabbi ighfir lee wahab lee mulkan la yanbaghee li-ahadin min baAAdee innaka anta alwahhabu

35. He said, "O my Lord! Forgive me, and grant me a kingdom which, (it may be), suits not another after me: for Thou art the Grantor of Bounties (without measure).

36. Fasakhkharna lahu alrreeha tajree bi-amrihi rukhaan haythu asaba

36. Then We subjected the wind to his power, to flow gently to his order, Whithersoever he willed,-

37. Waalshshayateena kulla banna-in waghawwasin

37. As also the evil ones, (including) every kind of builder and diver,-

38. Waakhareena muqarraneena fee al-asfadi

38. As also others bound together in fetters.

39. Hatha AAataona faomnun aw amsik bighayri hisabin

39. "Such are Our Bounties: whether thou bestow them (on others) or withhold them, no account will be asked."

40. Wa-inna lahu AAindana lazulfa wahusna maabin

40. And he enjoyed, indeed, a Near Approach to Us, and a beautiful Place of (Final) Return.

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