Section 1

Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

[Ambiya 21:1] The people’s reckoning is near, whereas they are in neglect, turned away!

[Ambiya 21:2] Whenever a new advice comes to them from their Lord, they do not listen to it except while playing.

[Ambiya 21:3] Their hearts are involved in play; and the unjust secretly conferred, "What is he, except another a human like you?! So do you follow magic although you have perceived?"

[Ambiya 21:4] And the Prophet said, "My Lord knows all that is spoken in the heavens and in the earth; and He only is the All Hearing, the All Knowing."

[Ambiya 21:5] Rather they said, "These are confused dreams, but in fact he has fabricated it - but in fact he is a poet; so he must bring us some sign, like those who were sent before."

[Ambiya 21:6] There is not a township before them which did not believe which We have not destroyed; so will they believe?

[Ambiya 21:7] And We did not send (Prophets) before you except men, to whom We sent divine revelations - therefore, O people, ask the people of knowledge if you do not know.

[Ambiya 21:8] And We did not create them without bodies so they would not eat food - nor that they abide on earth forever.

[Ambiya 21:9] We then fulfilled the promise to them, therefore rescued them and whomever We willed, and destroyed the transgressors.

[Ambiya 21:10] We have indeed sent down towards you a Book, in which is your repute; so do you not have sense?