< Surah 23:45-76


Surah 23


There's a madness in him
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45 Then We sent Moses and his brother Aaron with Our tokens and a clear warrant

46 Unto Pharaoh and his chiefs, but they scorned (them) and they were despotic folk.

47 And they said: Shall we put faith in two mortals like ourselves, and whose folk are servile unto us?

Then we [Allah] sent Moses and Aaron with our tokens to the Pharaoh.

48 So they denied them, and became of those who were destroyed.

49 And We verily gave Moses the Scripture, that haply they might go aright.

50 And We made the son of Mary and his mother a portent, and We gave them refuge on a height, a place of flocks and watersprings.

51 O ye messengers! Eat of the good things, and do right. Lo! I am Aware of what ye do.

52 And lo! this your religion is one religion and I am your Lord, so keep your duty unto Me.

53 But they (mankind) have broken their religion among them into sects, each group rejoicing in its tenets.

54 So leave them in their error till a time.

55 Think they that in the wealth and sons wherewith We provide them

56 We hasten unto them with good things? Nay, but they perceive not.

57 Lo! those who go in awe for fear of their Lord.

58 And those who believe in the revelations of their Lord,

59 And those who ascribe not partners unto their Lord,

60 And those who give that which they give with hearts afraid because they are about to return unto their Lord,

61 These race for the good things, and they shall win them in the race.

62 And we task not any soul beyond its scope, and with Us is a Record which speaketh the truth, and they will not be wronged.

63 Nay, but their hearts are in ignorance of this (Qur'an), and they have other works, besides, which they are doing;

64 Till when We grasp their luxurious ones with the punishment, behold! they supplicate.

65 Supplicate not this day! Assuredly ye will not be helped by Us.

66 My revelations were recited unto you, but ye used to turn back on your heels,

67 In scorn thereof. Nightly did ye rave together.

68 Have they not pondered the Word, or hath that come unto them which came not unto their fathers of old?

But they rejected them, so they were destroyed.

69 Or know they not their messenger, and so reject him?

70 Or say they: There is a madness in him? Nay, but he bringeth them the Truth; and most of them are haters of the Truth.

71 And if the Truth had followed their desires, verily the heavens and the earth and whosoever is therein had been corrupted. Nay, We have brought them their Reminder, but from their Reminder they now turn away.

72 Or dost thou ask of them (O Muhammad) any tribute? But the bounty of thy Lord is better, for He is Best of all who make provision.

73 And lo! thou summonest them indeed unto a straight path.

They didn't know the messenger [Muhammad],

so they rejected him.

Or they say he is insane.

74 And lo! those who believe not in the Hereafter are indeed astray from the path.

75 Though We had mercy on them and relieved them of the harm afflicting them, they still would wander blindly on in their contumacy.

76 Already have We grasped them with punishment, but they humble not themselves unto their Lord, nor do they pray,

Those who don't believe in the afterlife have gone astry.