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Sura 51, Drivers of the Winds (Al-Dhãreyãt), Quran, Khalifa translation

Sura 51, Drivers of the Winds (Al-Dhãreyãt)

(from: Quran The Final Testament, by Rashad Khalifa, PhD.)

[51:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[51:1] The blowing winds.

[51:2] Bearing rain.

[51:3] Bringing provisions.

[51:4] Distributing them as commanded.

[51:5] What is promised to you will surely come to pass.

[51:6] The Day of Judgment is inevitable.

[51:7] Despite the perfectly created sky.

[51:8] You continue to dispute the truth.

[51:9] Deviating therefrom are the deviators.

[51:10] Woe to the falsifiers.

[51:11] In their blundering, they are totally heedless.

[51:12] They question the Day of Judgment.

[51:13] The day they are presented to the fire.

[51:14] Taste the retribution; this is what you used to challenge.

[51:15] The righteous have deserved gardens and springs.

[51:16] They receive their Lord's rewards, for they used to be pious.

[51:17] Rarely did they sleep the whole night.

[51:18] At dawn, they prayed for forgiveness.

[51:19] A portion of their money was set aside for the beggar and the needy.

[51:20] The earth is full of signs for those who are certain.

[51:21] And within yourselves; can you see?

[51:22] In the heaven is your provision, and everything that is promised to you.

[51:23] By the Lord of the heaven and the earth, this is as true as the fact that you speak.

[51:24] Have you noted the history of Abraham's honorable guests?

[51:25] They visited him, saying, "Peace." He said, "Peace to you, strangers!"

[51:26] He asked his family to prepare a fat calf.

[51:27] When he offered it to them, he remarked, "Do you not eat?"

[51:28] He harbored fear of them. They said, "Have no fear," and they gave good news of a knowledgeable son.

[51:29] His wife was astonished. Noting her wrinkled face: "I am a sterile old woman."

[51:30] They said, "Thus said your Lord. He is the Most Wise, the Omniscient."

[51:31] He said, "What are you up to, O messengers?"

[51:32] They said, "We have been dispatched to criminal people.

[51:33] "We will shower them with rocks of clay.

[51:34] "Marked by your Lord for the transgressors."

[51:35] We then delivered all the believers.

[51:36] We did not find in it except one house of submitters.

[51:37] We set it up as a lesson for those who fear the painful retribution.

[51:38] In Moses (there is a lesson). We sent him to Pharaoh with manifest proofs.

[51:39] But he turned away, in arrogance, and said, "Magician, or crazy."

[51:40] Consequently, we punished him and his troops. We threw them into the sea, and he is the one to blame.

[51:41] In `Aad (there is a lesson). We sent upon them disastrous wind.

[51:42] Anything that it came upon was utterly destroyed.

[51:43] In Thamoud (there is a lesson). They were told, "Enjoy temporarily."

[51:44] They rebelled against the command of their Lord. Consequently, the lightning struck them as they looked.

[51:45] They could never get up, nor were they helped.

[51:46] And the people of Noah before that; they were wicked people.

    "Expansion of the Universe Theory" Confirmed

[51:47] We constructed the sky with our hands, and we will continue to expand it.

[51:48] And we made the earth habitable; a perfect design.

[51:49] We created a pair (male and female) of everything, that you may take heed.

[51:50] You shall escape to GOD. I am sent by Him to you as a manifest warner.

[51:51] Do not set up beside GOD any other god. I am sent by Him to you as a manifest warner.

[51:52] Consistently, when a messenger went to the previous generations, they said, "Magician," or, "Crazy."

[51:53] Did they make an agreement with each other? Indeed, they are transgressors.

[51:54] You may disregard them; you cannot be blamed.

[51:55] And remind, for the reminder benefits the believers.

    The Purpose of Our Existence

[51:56] I did not create the jinns and the humans except to worship Me alone.

[51:57] I need no provisions from them, nor do I need them to feed Me.

[51:58] GOD is the Provider, the Possessor of all power, the Supreme.

[51:59] The transgressors have incurred the same fate as their previous counterparts; they should not challenge.

[51:60] Woe to those who disbelieved from the day that is awaiting them.


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