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Chapter 83:
Al-Tatfif — Default in Duty:

Revealed at Makkah: 36 verses

English Translation of the Holy Quran by Maulana Muhammad Ali


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

83:1 Woe to the cheaters!

83:2 Who, when they take the measure (of their dues) from men, take it fully,

83:3 And when they measure out to others or weigh out for them, they give less than is due.

83:4 Do they not think that they will be raised again,

83:5 To a mighty day? —

83:6 The day when men will stand before the Lord of the worlds.

83:7 Nay, surely the record of the wicked is in the prison.

83:8 And what will make thee know what the prison is?

83:9 It is a written book.

83:10 Woe on that day to the rejectors!

83:11 Who give the lie to the day of Judgment.

83:12 And none gives the lie to it but every exceeder of limits, every sinful one;

83:13 When Our messages are recited to him, he says: Stories of those of yore!

83:14 Nay, rather, what they earned is rust upon their hearts.

83:15 Nay, surely they are that day debarred from their Lord.

83:16 Then they will surely enter the burning Fire.

83:17 Then it will be said: This is what you gave the lie to.

83:18 Nay, surely the record of the righteous is in the highest places.

83:19 And what will make thee know what the highest places are?

83:20 It is a written book.

83:21 Those drawn near (to Allah) witness it.

83:22 Surely the righteous are in bliss,

83:23 On raised couches, gazing —

83:24 Thou recognizest in their faces the brightness of bliss.

83:25 They are given to drink of a pure drink, sealed.

83:26 The sealing of it is (with) musk. And for that let the aspirers aspire.

83:27 And it is tempered with water coming from above —

83:28 A fountain from which drink those drawn near (to Allah).

83:29 Surely they who are guilty used to laugh at those who believe.

83:30 And when they passed by them, they winked at one another,

83:31 And when they returned to their people, they returned exulting.

83:32 And when they saw them, they said: Surely these are in error —

83:33 And they were not sent as keepers over them.

83:34 So this day those who believe laugh at the disbelievers—

83:35 On raised couches, gazing.

83:36 Surely the disbelievers are rewarded as they did.

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