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 :: Holy Quran: 21. Al-Anbiya'

21:51

 

We bestowed aforetime on Abraham his rectitude of conduct, and well were We acquainted with him.

21:52

 

Behold! he said to his father and his people, "What are these images, to which ye are (so assiduously) devoted?"

21:53

 

They said, "We found our fathers worshipping them."

21:54

 

He said, "Indeed ye have been in manifest error - ye and your fathers."

21:55

 

They said, "Have you brought us the Truth, or are you one of those who jest?"

21:56

 

He said, "Nay, your Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth, He Who created them (from nothing): and I am a witness to this (Truth).

21:57

 

"And by Allah, I have a plan for your idols - after ye go away and turn your backs"..

21:58

 

So he broke them to pieces, (all) but the biggest of them, that they might turn (and address themselves) to it.

21:59

 

They said, "Who has done this to our gods? He must indeed be some man of impiety!"

21:60

 

They said, "We heard a youth talk of them: He is called Abraham."

21:61

 

They said, "Then bring him before the eyes of the people, that they may bear witness."

21:62

 

They said, "Art thou the one that did this with our gods, O Abraham?"

21:63

 

He said: "Nay, this was done by - this is their biggest one! ask them, if they can speak intelligently!"

21:64

 

So they turned to themselves and said, "Surely ye are the ones in the wrong!"

21:65

 

Then were they confounded with shame: (they said), "Thou knowest full well that these (idols) do not speak!"

21:66

 

(Abraham) said, "Do ye then worship, besides Allah, things that can neither be of any good to you nor do you harm?

21:67

 

"Fie upon you, and upon the things that ye worship besides Allah. Have ye no sense?"..

21:68

 

They said, "Burn him and protect your gods, If ye do (anything at all)!"

21:69

 

We said, "O Fire! be thou cool, and (a means of) safety for Abraham!"

21:70

 

Then they sought a stratagem against him: but We made them the ones that lost most!

21:71

 

But We delivered him and (his nephew) Lut (and directed them) to the land which We have blessed for the nations.

21:72

 

And We bestowed on him Isaac and, as an additional gift, (a grandson), Jacob, and We made righteous men of every one (of them).

21:73

 

And We made them leaders, guiding (men) by Our Command, and We sent them inspiration to do good deeds, to establish regular prayers, and to practise regular charity; and they constantly served Us (and Us only).

21:74

 

And to Lut, too, We gave Judgment and Knowledge, and We saved him from the town which practised abominations: truly they were a people given to Evil, a rebellious people.

21:75

 

And We admitted him to Our Mercy: for he was one of the Righteous.

21:76

 

(Remember) Noah, when he cried (to Us) aforetime: We listened to his (prayer) and delivered him and his family from great distress.

21:77

 

We helped him against people who rejected Our Signs: truly they were a people given to Evil: so We drowned them (in the Flood) all together.

21:78

 

And remember David and Solomon, when they gave judgment in the matter of the field into which the sheep of certain people had strayed by night: We did witness their judgment.

21:79

 

To Solomon We inspired the (right) understanding of the matter: to each (of them) We gave Judgment and Knowledge; it was Our power that made the hills and the birds celebrate Our praises, with David: it was We Who did (all these things).

21:80

 

It was We Who taught him the making of coats of mail for your benefit, to guard you from each other's violence: will ye then be grateful?

21:81

 

(It was Our power that made) the violent (unruly) wind flow (tamely) for Solomon, to his order, to the land which We had blessed: for We do know all things.

21:82

 

And of the evil ones, were some who dived for him, and did other work besides; and it was We Who guarded them.

21:83

 

And (remember) Job, when He cried to his Lord, "Truly distress has seized me, but Thou art the Most Merciful of those that are merciful."

21:84

 

So We listened to him: We removed the distress that was on him, and We restored his people to him, and doubled their number,- as a Grace from Ourselves, and a thing for commemoration, for all who serve Us.

21:85

 

And (remember) Isma'il, Idris, and Zul-kifl, all (men) of constancy and patience;

21:86

 

We admitted them to Our mercy: for they were of the righteous ones.

21:87

 

And remember Zun-nun, when he departed in wrath: He imagined that We had no power over him! But he cried through the deptHs of darkness, "There is no god but thou: glory to thee: I was indeed wrong!"

21:88

 

So We listened to him: and delivered him from distress: and thus do We deliver those who have faith.

21:89

 

And (remember) Zakariya, when he cried to his Lord: "O my Lord! leave me not without offspring, though thou art the best of inheritors."

21:90

 

So We listened to him: and We granted him Yahya: We cured his wife's (Barrenness) for him. These (three) were ever quick in emulation in good works; they used to call on Us with love and reverence, and humble themselves before Us.

21:91

 

And (remember) her who guarded her chastity: We breathed into her of Our spirit, and We made her and her son a sign for all peoples.

21:92

 

Verily, this brotherhood of yours is a single brotherhood, and I am your Lord and Cherisher: therefore serve Me (and no other).

21:93

 

But (later generations) cut off their affair (of unity), one from another: (yet) will they all return to Us.

21:94

 

Whoever works any act of righteousness and has faith,- His endeavour will not be rejected: We shall record it in his favour.

21:95

 

But there is a ban on any population which We have destroyed: that they shall not return,

21:96

 

Until the Gog and Magog (people) are let through (their barrier), and they swiftly swarm from every hill.

21:97

 

Then will the true promise draw nigh (of fulfilment): then behold! the eyes of the Unbelievers will fixedly stare in horror: "Ah! Woe to us! we were indeed heedless of this; nay, we truly did wrong!"

21:98

 

Verily ye, (unbelievers), and the (false) gods that ye worship besides Allah, are (but) fuel for Hell! to it will ye (surely) come!

21:99

 

If these had been gods, they would not have got there! but each one will abide therein.

21:100

 

There, sobbing will be their lot, nor will they there hear (aught else).

 

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