Sura Al-Burooj

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَالسَّمَاء ذَاتِ الْبُرُوجِ
I swear by the mansions of the stars,
By the sky, (displaying) the Zodiacal Signs;
By the heaven, holding mansions of the stars,
وَالْيَوْمِ الْمَوْعُودِ
And the promised day,
By the promised Day (of Judgment);
And by the Promised Day.
وَشَاهِدٍ وَمَشْهُودٍ
And the bearer of witness and those against whom the witness is borne.
By one that witnesses, and the subject of the witness;-
And by the witness and that whereunto he beareth testimony,
قُتِلَ أَصْحَابُ الْأُخْدُودِ
Cursed be the makers of the pit,
Woe to the makers of the pit (of fire),
(Self-)destroyed were the owners of the ditch
النَّارِ ذَاتِ الْوَقُودِ
Of the fire (kept burning) with fuel,
Fire supplied (abundantly) with fuel:
Of the fuel-fed fire,
إِذْ هُمْ عَلَيْهَا قُعُودٌ
When they sat by it,
Behold! they sat over against the (fire),
When they sat by it,
وَهُمْ عَلَى مَا يَفْعَلُونَ بِالْمُؤْمِنِينَ شُهُودٌ
And they were witnesses of what they did with the believers.
And they witnessed (all) that they were doing against the Believers.
And were themselves the witnesses of what they did to the believers.
وَمَا نَقَمُوا مِنْهُمْ إِلَّا أَن يُؤْمِنُوا بِاللَّهِ الْعَزِيزِ الْحَمِيدِ
And they did not take vengeance on them for aught except that they believed in Allah, the Mighty, the Praised,
And they ill-treated them for no other reason than that they believed in Allah, Exalted in Power, Worthy of all Praise!-
They had naught against them save that they believed in Allah, the Mighty, the Owner of Praise,
الَّذِي لَهُ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَاللَّهُ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ شَهِيدٌ
Whose is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth; and Allah is a Witness of all things.
Him to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth! And Allah is Witness to all things.
Him unto Whom belongeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth; and Allah is of all things the Witness.
إِنَّ الَّذِينَ فَتَنُوا الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ ثُمَّ لَمْ يَتُوبُوا فَلَهُمْ عَذَابُ جَهَنَّمَ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابُ الْحَرِيقِ
Surely (as for) those who persecute the believing men and the believing women, then do not repent, they shall have the chastisement of hell, and they shall have the chastisement of burning.
Those who persecute (or draw into temptation) the Believers, men and women, and do not turn in repentance, will have the Penalty of Hell: They will have the Penalty of the Burning Fire.
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.
إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَهُمْ جَنَّاتٌ تَجْرِي مِن تَحْتِهَا الْأَنْهَارُ ذَلِكَ الْفَوْزُ الْكَبِيرُ
Surely (as for) those who believe and do good, they shall have gardens beneath which rivers flow, that is the great achievement.
For those who believe and do righteous deeds, will be Gardens; beneath which rivers flow: That is the great Salvation, (the fulfilment of all desires),
Lo! those who believe and do good works, theirs will be Gardens underneath which rivers flow. That is the Great Success.
إِنَّ بَطْشَ رَبِّكَ لَشَدِيدٌ
Surely the might of your Lord is great.
Truly strong is the Grip (and Power) of thy Lord.
Lo! the punishment of thy Lord is stern.
إِنَّهُ هُوَ يُبْدِئُ وَيُعِيدُ
Surely He it is Who originates and reproduces,
It is He Who creates from the very beginning, and He can restore (life).
Lo! He it is Who produceth, then reproduceth,
وَهُوَ الْغَفُورُ الْوَدُودُ
And He is the Forgiving, the Loving,
And He is the Oft-Forgiving, Full of Loving-Kindness,
And He is the Forgiving, the Loving,
ذُو الْعَرْشِ الْمَجِيدُ
Lord of the Arsh, the Glorious,
Lord of the Throne of Glory,
Lord of the Throne of Glory,
فَعَّالٌ لِّمَا يُرِيدُ
The great doer of what He will.
Doer (without let) of all that He intends.
Doer of what He will.
هَلْ أَتَاكَ حَدِيثُ الْجُنُودِ
Has not there come to you the story of the hosts,
Has the story reached thee, of the forces-
Hath there come unto thee the story of the hosts
فِرْعَوْنَ وَثَمُودَ
Of Firon and Samood?
Of Pharaoh and the Thamud?
Of Pharaoh and (the tribe of) Thamud?
بَلِ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا فِي تَكْذِيبٍ
Nay! those who disbelieve are in (the act of) giving the lie to the truth.
And yet the Unbelievers (persist) in rejecting (the Truth)!
Nay, but those who disbelieve live in denial
وَاللَّهُ مِن وَرَائِهِم مُّحِيطٌ
And Allah encompasses them on every side.
But Allah doth encompass them from behind!
And Allah, all unseen, surroundeth them.
بَلْ هُوَ قُرْآنٌ مَّجِيدٌ
Nay! it is a glorious Quran,
Day, this is a Glorious Qur'an,
Nay, but it is a glorious Qur'an.
فِي لَوْحٍ مَّحْفُوظٍ
In a guarded tablet.
(Inscribed) in a Tablet Preserved!
On a guarded tablet.