Towards the Inner Vision of the Truth


"Can he who was dead, to whom We gave life, and a light whereby he can walk amongst men, be like him who is in the depths of darkness, from which he can never come out?" — Holy Qur'an 6:122


Holy Quran Verses from Pickthall's Translation

Surah Qamar: The Moon

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

054.001 The hour drew nigh and the moon was rent in twain.
054.002 And if they behold a portent they turn away and say: Prolonged illusion.
054.003 They denied (the Truth) and followed their own lusts. Yet everything will come to a decision
054.004 And surely there hath come unto them news whereof the purport should deter,
054.005 Effective wisdom; but warnings avail not.
054.006 So withdraw from them (O Muhammad) on the day when the Summoner summoneth unto a painful thing.
054.007 With downcast eyes, they come forth from the graves as they were locusts spread abroad,
054.008 Hastening toward the summoner; the disbelievers say: This is a hard day.
054.009 The folk of Noah denied before them, yea, they denied Our slave and said: A madman; and he was repulsed.
054.010 So he cried unto his Lord, saying: I am vanquished, so give help.
054.011 Then opened We the gates of heaven with pouring water
054.012 And caused the earth to gush forth springs, so that the waters met for a predestined purpose.
054.013 And We carried him upon a thing of planks and nails,
054.014 That ran (upon the waters) in Our sight, as a reward for him who was rejected.
054.015 And verily We left it as a token; but is there any that remembereth?
054.016 Then see how (dreadful) was My punishment after My warnings!
054.017 And in truth We have made the Qur'an easy to remember; but is there any that remembereth?
054.018 (The tribe of) A'ad rejected warnings. Then how (dreadful) was My punishment after My warnings.
054.019 Lo! We let loose on them a raging wind on a day of constant calamity,
054.020 Sweeping men away as though they were uprooted trunks of palm-trees.
054.021 Then see how (dreadful) was My punishment after My warnings!
054.022 And in truth We have made the Qur'an easy to remember; but is there any that remembereth?
054.023 (The tribe of) Thamud rejected warnings
054.024 For they said; Is it a mortal man, alone among us, that we are to follow? Then indeed we should fall into error and madness.
054.025 Hath the remembrance been given unto him alone among us? Nay, but he is a rash liar.
054.026 (Unto their warner it was said): To-morrow they will know who is the rash liar.
054.027 Lo! We are sending the she-camel as a test for them; so watch them and have patience;
054.028 And inform them that the water is to be shared between (her and) them. Every drinking will be witnessed.
054.029 But they call their comrade and he took and hamstrung (her).
054.030 Then see how (dreadful) was My punishment after My warnings!
054.031 Lo! We sent upon them one Shout, and they became as the dry twigs (rejected by) the builder of a cattle-fold.
054.032 And in truth We have made the Qur'an easy to remember; but is there any that remembereth?
054.033 The folk of Lot rejected warnings.
054.034 Lo! We sent a storm of stones upon them (all) save the family of Lot, whom We rescued in the last watch of the night,
054.035 As grace from Us. Thus We reward him who giveth thanks.
054.036 And he indeed had warned them of Our blow, but they did doubt the warnings.
054.037 They even asked of him his guests for an ill purpose. Then We blinded their eyes (and said): Taste now My punishment after My warnings!
054.038 And in truth the punishment decreed befell them early in the morning.
054.039 Now taste My punishment after My warnings!
054.040 And in truth We have made the Qur'an easy to remember; but is there any that remembereth?
054.041 And warnings came in truth unto the house of Pharaoh
054.042 Who denied Our revelations, every one. Therefore We grasped them with the grasp of the Mighty, the Powerful.
054.043 Are your disbelievers better than those, or have ye some immunity in the scriptures?
054.044 Or say they: We are a host victorious?
054.045 The hosts will all be routed and will turn and flee.
054.046 Nay, but the Hour (of doom) is their appointed tryst, and the Hour will be more wretched and more bitter (than their earthly failure).
054.047 Lo! the guilty are in error and madness.
054.048 On the day when they are dragged into the Fire upon their faces (it is said unto them): Feel the touch of hell.
054.049 Lo! We have created every thing by measure.
054.050 And Our commandment is but one (commandment), as the twinkling of an eye.
054.051 And verily We have destroyed your fellows; but is there any that remembereth?
054.052 And every thing they did is in the scriptures,
054.053 And every small and great thing is recorded.
054.054 Lo! the righteous will dwell among gardens and rivers,
054.055 Firmly established in the favour of a Mighty King.


Let us pray (Sura 20, Ayat 114) 'Ya Rabbi Zidni Ilma!' ('O Lord! Increase me in knowledge.') and seek spiritual help (ta'yid) to understand our great faith.


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