The Koran (Al-Qur'an) eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 603 pages of information about The Koran (Al-Qur'an).

SURA CIV.-THE BACKBITER [XII.]

Mecca.-9 Verses

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

Woe to every backbiter, Defamer!

Who amasseth wealth and storeth it against the future!

He thinketh surely that his wealth shall be with him for ever.

Nay! for verily he shall be flung into the Crushing Fire;

And who shall teach thee what the Crushing Fire is?

It is God’s kindled fire,

Which shall mount above the hearts of the damned;

It shall verily rise over them like a vault,

On outstretched columns.

SURA CVII.-RELIGION [XIV.]

Mecca.-7 Verses

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

What thinkest thou of him who treateth our religion as a lie?

He it is who trusteth away the orphan,

And stirreth not others up to feed the poor.

Woe to those who pray,

But in their prayer are careless;

Who make a shew of devotion,

But refuse help to the needy.

SURA CII.-DESIRE [XV.]

Mecca.-8 Verses

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

The desire of increasing riches occupieth you,

Till ye come to the grave.

Nay! but in the end ye shall know

Nay! once more,in the end ye shall know your folly.

Nay! would that ye knew it with knowledge of certainty!

Surely ye shall see hell-fire.

Then shall ye surely see it with the eye of certainty;

Then shall ye on that day be taken to task concerning pleasures.

SURA XCII.-THE NIGHT [XVI.]

Mecca.-21 Verses

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

By the night when she spreads her veil;

By the Day when it brightly shineth;

By Him who made male and female;

At different ends truly do ye aim!1

But as to him who giveth alms and feareth God,

And yieldeth assent to the Good;

To him will we make easy the path to happiness.

But as to him who is covetous and bent on riches,

And calleth the Good a lie,

To him will we make easy the path to misery: 

And what shall his wealth avail him when he goeth down?

Truly man’s guidance is with Us

And Our’s, the Future and the Past.

I warn you therefore of the flaming fire;

None shall be cast to it but the most wretched,-

Who hath called the truth a lie and turned his back.

But the God-fearing shall escape it,-

Copyrights
Project Gutenberg
The Koran (Al-Qur'an) from Project Gutenberg. Public domain.
Follow Us on Facebook