In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
1 . Nun . By the pen and that which they write ( therewith ) ,
2 . Thou art not , for thy Lord ' s favor unto thee , a madman .
3 . And lo! thine verily will he a reward unfailing .
4 . And lo! thou art of a tremendous nature .
5 . And thou wilt see and they will see
6 . Which of you is the demented .
7 . Lo! thy Lord is best aware of him who strayeth from his way , and He is best aware of those who walk aright .
8 . Therefor obey not thou the rejecters
9 . Who would have had thee compromise , that they may compromise .
10 . Neither obey thou each feeble oath monger ,
11 . Detractor , spreader abroad of slanders?
12 . Hinderer of the good , transgressor , malefactor
13 . Greedy therewithal , intrusive .
14 . It is because he is possessed of wealth and children
15 . That , when Our revelations are recited unto him , he saith : Mere fables of the men of old .
16 . We shall brand him on the nose .
17 . Lo! we have tried them as We tried the owners of the garden when they vowed they would pluck its fruit next morning .
18 . And made no exception ( for the will of Allah ) ;
19 . Then a visitation came upon it while they slept
20 . And in the morning it was as if plucked .
21 . And they cried out one unto another in the morning ,
22 . Saying : Run unto your field if ye would pluck ( the fruit ) .
23 . So they went off , saying one unto another in low tones :
24 . No needy man shall enter it today against you .
25 . They went betimes , strong in ( this ) purpose .
26 . But when they saw it , they said : Lo! we are in error!
27 . Nay , but we are desolate!
28 . The best among them said : Said I not unto you : Why glorify ye not ( Allah ) ?
29 . They said : Glorified be our Lord! Lo! we have been wrong doers .
30 . Then some of them drew near unto others , self reproaching .
31 . They said : Alas for us! In truth we were outrageous .
32 . It may be that our Lord will give us better than this in place thereof . Lo! we beseech our Lord .
33 . Such was the punishment . And verily the punishment of the Hereafter is greater if they did but know .
34 . Lo! for those who keep from evil are gardens of bliss with their Lord .
35 . Shall We then treat those who have surrendered as We treat the guilty?
36 . What aileth you? How foolishly ye judge!
37 . Or have ye a Scripture wherein ye learn
38 . That ye shall indeed have all that ye choose?
39 . Or have ye a covenant on oath from Us that reacheth to the Day of Judgment , that yours shall be all that ye ordain?
40 . Ask them ( O Muhammad ) which of them will vouch for that!
41 . Or have they other gods? Then let them bring their other gods if they are truthful
42 . On the day when it befalleth in earnest , and they are ordered to prostrate themselves but are not able ,
43 . With eyes downcast , abasement stupefying them . And they had been summoned to prostrate themselves while they were yet unhurt .
44 . Leave Me ( to deal ) with those who give the lie to this pronouncement . We shall lead them on by steps from whence they know not .
45 . Yet I bear with them , for lo! My scheme is firm .
46 . Or dost thou ( Muhammad ) ask a fee from them so that they are heavily taxed?
47 . Or is the Unseen theirs that they can write ( thereof ) ?
48 . But wait thou for thy Lord ' s decree , and be not like him of the fish , who cried out in despair .
49 . Had it not been that favor from his Lord had reached him he surely had been cast into the wilderness while he was reprobate .
50 . But his Lord chose him and placed him among the righteous .
51 . And lo! those who disbelieve would fain disconcert thee with their eyes when they bear the Reminder , and they say : Lo! he is indeed mad ;
52 . When it is naught else than a Reminder to creation .