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Yusuf AliA. L. R. These are the Ayats of Revelation,- of a Qur´an that makes things clear.
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Yusuf AliAgain and again will those who disbelieve, wish that they had bowed (to Allah´s will) in Islam.
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Yusuf AliLeave them alone, to enjoy (the good things of this life) and to please themselves: let (false) hope amuse them: soon will knowledge (undeceive them).
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Yusuf AliNever did We destroy a population that had not a term decreed and assigned beforehand.
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Yusuf AliNeither can a people anticipate its term, nor delay it.
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Yusuf AliThey say: "O thou to whom the Message is being revealed! truly thou art mad (or possessed)!
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Yusuf Ali"Why bringest thou not angels to us if it be that thou hast the Truth?"
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Yusuf AliWe send not the angels down except for just cause: if they came (to the ungodly), behold! no respite would they have!
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Yusuf AliWe have, without doubt, sent down the Message; and We will assuredly guard it (from corruption).
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Yusuf AliWe did send messengers before thee amongst the religious sects of old:
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Yusuf AliBut never came a messenger to them but they mocked him.
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Yusuf AliEven so do we let it creep into the hearts of the sinners -
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Yusuf AliThat they should not believe in the (Message); but the ways of the ancients have passed away.
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Yusuf AliEven if We opened out to them a gate from heaven, and they were to continue (all day) ascending therein,
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Yusuf AliThey would only say: "Our eyes have been intoxicated: Nay, we have been bewitched by sorcery."
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Yusuf AliIt is We Who have set out the zodiacal signs in the heavens, and made them fair-seeming to (all) beholders;
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Yusuf AliAnd (moreover) We have guarded them from every cursed devil:
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Yusuf AliBut any that gains a hearing by stealth, is pursued by a flaming fire, bright (to see).
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Yusuf AliAnd the earth We have spread out (like a carpet); set thereon mountains firm and immovable; and produced therein all kinds of things in due balance.
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Yusuf AliAnd We have provided therein means of subsistence,- for you and for those for whose sustenance ye are not responsible.