Surah 85

THE MANSIONS OF THE STARS (Al-Buruj)

The owners of the ditch
Absurdity Cruelty 85:1-9

1 By the heaven, holding mansions of the stars,

2 And by the Promised Day.

3 And by the witness and that whereunto he beareth testimony,

4 (Self-)destroyed were the owners of the ditch

5 Of the fuel-fed fire,

6 When they sat by it,

The owners of the ditch [1]

were destroyed by a fuel-fed fire.

7 And were themselves the witnesses of what they did to the believers.

8 They had naught against them save that they believed in Allah, the Mighty, the Owner of Praise,

9 Him unto Whom belongeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth; and Allah is of all things the Witness.

They were destroyed for what they did to the believers.

The doom of hell
Absurdity Injustice Intolerance Cruelty 85:10-16

10 Lo! they who persecute believing men and believing women and repent not, theirs verily will be the doom of hell, and theirs the doom of burning.

11 Lo! those who believe and do good works, theirs will be Gardens underneath which rivers flow. That is the Great Success.

Those who persecute believers will go

to the doom of a burning hell.

12 Lo! the punishment of thy Lord is stern.

13 Lo! He it is Who produceth, then reproduceth,

14 And He is the Forgiving, the Loving,

Your Lord's punishment is stern.

15 Lord of the Throne of Glory,

16 Doer of what He will.

The Lord of the throne of glory

does whatever he wants.

Disbelievers are in denial
Absurdity Injustice Intolerance Cruelty 85:17-22

17 Hath there come unto thee the story of the hosts

18 Of Pharaoh and (the tribe of) Thamud?

Did you hear the stories about

Pharaoh and the tribe of Thamud? [2]

19 Nay, but those who disbelieve live in denial.

20 And Allah, all unseen, surroundeth them.

No, but disbelievers are in denial.

21 Nay, but it is a glorious Qur'an.

22 On a guarded tablet.

No, buti it's a beautiful Quran.