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Those Who Stint

Then he became thick blood of which God formed him and fashioned him;
And made him twain, male and female.
40Is not He powerful enough to quicken the dead?

 

[XLI.]

SURA LXXXIII.—THOSE WHO STINT

Mecca.—36 Verses.

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

Woe to those who STINT the measure:
Who when they take by measure from others, exact the full;
But when they mete to them or weigh to them, minish—
What! have they no thought that they shall be raised again
For the great day?
The day when mankind shall stand before the Lord of the worlds.
Yes! the register of the wicked is in Sidjin.[1]
And who shall make thee understand what Sidjin is?
It is a book distinctly written.
10Woe, on that day, to those who treated our signs as lies,
Who treated the day of judgment as a lie!
None treat it as a lie, save the transgressor, the criminal,
Who, when our signs are rehearsed to him, saith, “Tales of the Ancients!”
Yes; but their own works have got the mastery over their hearts.
Yes; they shall be shut out as by a veil from their Lord on that day;
Then shall they be burned in Hell-fire:
Then shall it be said to them, “This is what ye deemed a lie.”
Even so. But the register of the righteous is in Illiyoun.
And who shall make thee understand what Illiyoun is?
20A book distinctly written;
The angels who draw nigh unto God attest it.

  1. Sidjin is a prison in Hell which gives its name to the register of actions there kept, as Illiyoun, a name of the lofty apartments of Paradise, is transferred to the register of the righteous.