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The Qur'an



Translations of the Qur'an, Surah 104:

AL-HUMAZA (THE TRADUCER, THE GOSSIPMONGER)

Total Verses: 9
Revealed At: MAKKA

104.001
YUSUFALI: Woe to every (kind of) scandal-monger and-backbiter,
PICKTHAL: Woe unto every slandering traducer,
SHAKIR: Woe to every slanderer, defamer,

104.002
YUSUFALI: Who pileth up wealth and layeth it by,
PICKTHAL: Who hath gathered wealth (of this world) and arranged it.
SHAKIR: Who amasses wealth and considers it a provision (against mishap);

104.003
YUSUFALI: Thinking that his wealth would make him last for ever!
PICKTHAL: He thinketh that his wealth will render him immortal.
SHAKIR: He thinks that his wealth will make him immortal.

104.004
YUSUFALI: By no means! He will be sure to be thrown into That which Breaks to Pieces,
PICKTHAL: Nay, but verily he will be flung to the Consuming One.
SHAKIR: Nay! he shall most certainly be hurled into the crushing disaster,

104.005
YUSUFALI: And what will explain to thee That which Breaks to Pieces?
PICKTHAL: Ah, what will convey unto thee what the Consuming One is!
SHAKIR: And what will make you realize what the crushing disaster is?

104.006
YUSUFALI: (It is) the Fire of (the Wrath of) Allah kindled (to a blaze),
PICKTHAL: (It is) the fire of Allah, kindled,
SHAKIR: It is the fire kindled by Allah,

104.007
YUSUFALI: The which doth mount (Right) to the Hearts:
PICKTHAL: Which leapeth up over the hearts (of men).
SHAKIR: Which rises above the hearts.

104.008
YUSUFALI: It shall be made into a vault over them,
PICKTHAL: Lo! it is closed in on them
SHAKIR: Surely it shall be closed over upon them,

104.009
YUSUFALI: In columns outstretched.
PICKTHAL: In outstretched columns.
SHAKIR: In extended columns.

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