026 - Soorah ash-Shu'araa. - (The Poets) - [Makkee]

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[026:207] All that with which they used to enjoy shall not avail them.


[026:208] And never did We destroy a township but it had its warners


[026:209] By way of reminder, and We have never been unjust.


[026:210] And it is not the Shaytn (devils) who have brought it (this Qur'n) down.


[026:211] Neither would it suit them nor they can (produce it).


[026:212] Verily, they have been removed far from hearing it.


[026:213] So, invoke not with Allh another ilh (god) lest you should be among those who receive punishment.


[026:214] And warn your tribe (O Muhammad [sal-Allhu 'alayhi wa sallam]) of near kindred.


[026:215] And be kind and humble to the believers who follow you.


[026:216] Then if they disobey you, say: "I am innocent of what you do."


[026:217] And put your trust in the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful,


[026:218] Who sees you (O Muhammad [sal-Allhu 'alayhi wa sallam]) when you stand up (alone at night for Tahajjud prayers).


[026:219] And your movements among those who fall prostrate (to Allh in the five compulsory congregational prayers).


[026:220] Verily, He, only He, is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.


[026:221] Shall I inform you (O people!) upon whom the Shaytin (devils) descend?


[026:222] They descend on every lying, sinful person.


[026:223] Who gives ear (to the devils and they pour what they may have heard of the Unseen from the angels), and most of them are liars.


[026:224] As for the poets, the erring ones follow them,


[026:225] See you not that they speak about every subject (praising people right or wrong) in their poetry?


[026:226] And that they say what they do not do.


[026:227] Except those who believe (in the Oneness of Allh Islmic Monotheism) and do righteous deeds, and remember Allh much and vindicate themselves after they have been wronged [by replying back in poetry to the unjust poetry (which the pagan poets utter against the Muslims)]. And those who do wrong will come to know by what overturning they will be overturned.




(V.26:214) Narrated Ibn 'Abbs [radhi-yAllhu 'anhu]: When the Verse: "And warn your tribe (O Muhammad ) of near kindred." was revealed, Allh's Messenger [sal-Allhu 'alayhi wa sallam] went out, and when he had ascended As-Safa mountain, he shouted, "Ya Sabhh!*" The people said, "Who is that?" Then they gathered around him, whereupon he said, "Do you see? If I inform you that cavalrymen are proceeding up the side of this mountain, will you believe me?" They said, "We have never heard you telling a lie." Then he said, "I am a plain warner to you of a coming severe punishment." Ab Lahab said: "May you perish! You gathered us only for this reason?" Then Ab Lahab went away. So Srat Al-Masad "Perish the hands of Abu Lahab!" (V.111:1) was revealed. [Sahih Al-Bukhari, 6/4971 (O.P.495)]


* "Ya Sabhh!" is an Arabic expression used when one appeals for help or draws the attention of others to some danger.


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