The Pen
Surah
Al-Qalam
68
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Nũn. By the pen and what everyone writes!

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Nūn.1 By the pen and what they inscribe,

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By the grace of your Lord, you ˹O Prophet˺ are not insane.

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You are not, [O Muḥammad], by the favor of your Lord, a madman.

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You will certainly have a never-ending reward.

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And indeed, for you is a reward uninterrupted.

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And you are truly ˹a man˺ of outstanding character.

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And indeed, you are of a great moral character.

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Soon you and the pagans will see,

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So you will see and they will see.

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which of you is mad.

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Which of you is the afflicted [by a devil].

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Surely your Lord ˹alone˺ knows best who has strayed from His Way and who is ˹rightly˺ guided.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of who has gone astray from His way, and He is most knowing of the [rightly] guided.

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So do not give in to the deniers.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Then do not obey the deniers.

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They wish you would compromise so they would yield ˹to you˺.

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They wish that you would soften [in your position], so they would soften [toward you].

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And do not obey the despicable, vain oath-taker,

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And do not obey every worthless habitual swearer

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