Marmaduke Pickthall, The Meaning of The Glorious Koran. An Explanatory Translation (1930)

SÛRAH LXXVI

Al-Insân or Ad-Dahr is, in either case, so called from a word in the first verse.

An early Meccan Sûrah.

“Time” or “Man”

Revealed at Mecca
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

1. Hath there come upon man (ever) any period of time in which he was a thing unremembered?

2. Lo! We create man from a drop of thickened fluid to test him; so We make him hearing, knowing.

3. Lo! We have shown him the way, whether he be grateful or disbelieving.

4. Lo! We have prepared for disbelievers manacles and car cans and a raging fire.

5. Lo! the righteous shall drink of a cup whereof the mixture is of water of Kafur,

6. A spring wherefrom the slaves of Allah drink, making it gush forth abundantly,

7. (Because) they perform the vow and fear a day whereof the evil is wide-spreading,

8. And feed with food the needy wretch, the orphan and the prisoner, for love of Him,

9. (Saying): We feed you, for the sake of Allah only. We wish for no reward nor thanks from you;

10. Lo! we fear from our Lord a day of frowning and of fate.

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Marmaduke Pickthall, The Meaning of The Glorious Koran. An Explanatory Translation, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 02 Oct. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/marmaduke-pickthall/1930?page=629