Translation of the HOLY QUR’AN – 68.Surat Al-Qalam (The Pen) – سورة القلم

Surat Al-Qalam (The Pen) – سورة القلم

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

[In the Name of ALLAH, the ENTIRELY MERCIFUL, the ESPECIALLY MERCIFUL]

 

68:1

ن ۚ وَالْقَلَمِ وَمَا يَسْطُرُونَ

Pronunciation

Noon walqalami wama yasturoon

Translation

Nun. By the pen and what they inscribe,

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

Nūn, one of the letters of the alphabet: God knows best what He means by it. By the Pen, with which He has inscribed [the records of] all creatures in the Preserved Tablet, and what they inscribe, that is, the angels, of good and righteousness.

68:2

مَا أَنتَ بِنِعْمَةِ رَبِّكَ بِمَجْنُونٍ

Pronunciation

Ma anta biniAAmati rabbika bimajnoon

Translation

You are not, [O Muhammad], by the favor of your Lord, a madman.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

You are not, O Muhammad (s), by the grace of your Lord, a madman, that is to say, madness is precluded in your case, on account of your Lord’s grace to you by way of [His assigning to you] prophethood and in other ways — this was a refutation of their saying that he was a madman.

68:3

وَإِنَّ لَكَ لَأَجْرًا غَيْرَ مَمْنُونٍ

Pronunciation

Wa-inna laka laajran ghayra mamnoon

Translation

And indeed, for you is a reward uninterrupted.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

And assuredly you will have an unfailing reward.

68:4

وَإِنَّكَ لَعَلَىٰ خُلُقٍ عَظِيمٍ

Pronunciation

Wa-innaka laAAala khuluqin AAatheem

Translation

And indeed, you are of a great moral character.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

And assuredly you possess a magnificent nature, [a magnificent] religion.

68:5

فَسَتُبْصِرُ وَيُبْصِرُونَ

Pronunciation

Fasatubsiru wayubsiroon

Translation

So you will see and they will see

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

Then you will see and they will see,

68:6

بِأَييِّكُمُ الْمَفْتُونُ

Pronunciation

Bi-ayyikumu almaftoon

Translation

Which of you is the afflicted [by a devil].

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

which of you is demented (al-maftūn is a verbal noun, similar [in expressional form] to al-ma‘qūl, ‘intelligible’; al-futūn meaning al-junūn, ‘insanity’) in other words, is it [this insanity] in you or in them?

68:7

إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَن ضَلَّ عَن سَبِيلِهِ وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِالْمُهْتَدِينَ

Pronunciation

Inna rabbaka huwa aAAlamu biman dallaAAan sabeelihi wahuwa aAAlamu bilmuhtadeen

Translation

Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of who has gone astray from His way, and He is most knowing of the [rightly] guided.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

Assuredly your Lord knows best those who stray from His way, and He knows best those who are guided, to Him.

68:8

فَلَا تُطِعِ الْمُكَذِّبِينَ

Pronunciation

Fala tutiAAi almukaththibeen

Translation

Then do not obey the deniers.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

So do not obey the deniers.

68:9

وَدُّوا لَوْ تُدْهِنُ فَيُدْهِنُونَ

Pronunciation

Waddoo law tudhinu fayudhinoon

Translation

They wish that you would soften [in your position], so they would soften [toward you].

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

They desire, they yearn, that (law relates to the verbal action) you should be pliable, [that] you should yield to them, so that they may be pliable [towards you], [so that] they may yield to you (fa-yudhinūna is a supplement to tudhinu, ‘you should be pliable’, but if it is understood to be the response to the optative clause of waddū, ‘they yearn’, then [a free standing pronoun] hum should be read as implied before it after the fā’ [sc. fa-hum yudhinūna]).

68:10

وَلَا تُطِعْ كُلَّ حَلَّافٍ مَّهِينٍ

Pronunciation

Wala tutiAA kulla hallafinmaheen

Translation

And do not obey every worthless habitual swearer

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

And do not obey any mean, despicable, oath-monger, given to frequent swearing by falsehood,

68:11

هَمَّازٍ مَّشَّاءٍ بِنَمِيمٍ

Pronunciation

Hammazin mashsha-in binameem

Translation

[And] scorner, going about with malicious gossip –

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

backbiting, faultfinder, that is to say, calumniator, scandal-monger, spreading [evil] talk among people in order to sow dissension between them,

68:12

مَّنَّاعٍ لِّلْخَيْرِ مُعْتَدٍ أَثِيمٍ

Pronunciation

MannaAAin lilkhayri muAAtadin atheem

Translation

A preventer of good, transgressing and sinful,

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

hinderer of good, niggardly with his wealth against deserving causes, sinful transgressor, wrongdoer,

68:13

عُتُلٍّ بَعْدَ ذَٰلِكَ زَنِيمٍ

Pronunciation

AAutullin baAAda thalika zaneem

Translation

Cruel, moreover, and an illegitimate pretender.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

coarse-grained, crude, moreover ignoble, an adopted son of Quraysh — namely, al-Walīd b. al-Mughīra, whose father claimed him after eighteen years; Ibn ‘Abbās said, ‘We know of no one whom God has described in the derogatory way in which He describes him, blighting him with ignominy that will never leave him (the adverbial qualifier [ba‘da dhālika, ‘moreover’] is semantically connected to zanīm, ‘ignoble’) —

68:14

أَن كَانَ ذَا مَالٍ وَبَنِينَ

Pronunciation

An kana tha malinwabaneen

Translation

Because he is a possessor of wealth and children,

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

[only] because (an should be understood as li-an, ‘because’, and it is semantically connected to that [meaning] which it is indicating) he has wealth and sons.

68:15

إِذَا تُتْلَىٰ عَلَيْهِ آيَاتُنَا قَالَ أَسَاطِيرُ الْأَوَّلِينَ

Pronunciation

Itha tutla AAalayhi ayatunaqala asateeru al-awwaleen

Translation

When Our verses are recited to him, he says, “Legends of the former peoples.”

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

When Our signs — the Qur’ān — are recited to him, he says, that they are [merely], ‘Fables of the ancients!’, in other words, he denies them [in arrogance] on account of the mentioned things which We have bestowed on him out of Our grace (a variant reading [for an of the previous verse] has [the interrogative] a-an).

68:16

سَنَسِمُهُ عَلَى الْخُرْطُومِ

Pronunciation

Sanasimuhu AAala alkhurtoom

Translation

We will brand him upon the snout.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

We shall brand him on the snout: We shall leave a distinguishing mark upon his nose, one by which he will be reviled for as long as he lives; and so his nose was chopped off by a sword at Badr.

68:17

إِنَّا بَلَوْنَاهُمْ كَمَا بَلَوْنَا أَصْحَابَ الْجَنَّةِ إِذْ أَقْسَمُوا لَيَصْرِمُنَّهَا مُصْبِحِينَ

Pronunciation

Inna balawnahum kamabalawna as-haba aljannati ith aqsamoolayasrimunnaha musbiheen

Translation

Indeed, We have tried them as We tried the companions of the garden, when they swore to cut its fruit in the [early] morning

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

Indeed We have tried them, We have tested the people of Mecca with drought and famine, just as We tried the owners of the garden, the orchard, when they vowed that they would pluck, [that] they would pick its fruits, in the morning, so that the poor folk would not notice them and so that they would not then have to give them of it that [portion] which their father used to give them of it by way of charity.

68:18

وَلَا يَسْتَثْنُونَ

Pronunciation

Wala yastathnoon

Translation

Without making exception.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

And they did not make any exception, to their vow, for God’s will (the sentence is a new [syntactically independent] one, in other words: and that was their condition).

68:19

فَطَافَ عَلَيْهَا طَائِفٌ مِّن رَّبِّكَ وَهُمْ نَائِمُونَ

Pronunciation

Fatafa AAalayha ta-ifunmin rabbika wahum na-imoon

Translation

So there came upon the garden an affliction from your Lord while they were asleep.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

Then a visitation from your Lord visited it, [that is] a fire consumed it during the night, while they slept.

68:20

فَأَصْبَحَتْ كَالصَّرِيمِ

Pronunciation

Faasbahat kassareem

Translation

And it became as though reaped.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

So by the morning it was like the darkness of night, in other words, black.

68:21

فَتَنَادَوْا مُصْبِحِينَ

Pronunciation

Fatanadaw musbiheen

Translation

And they called one another at morning,

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

They then called out to one another in the morning,

68:22

أَنِ اغْدُوا عَلَىٰ حَرْثِكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ صَارِمِينَ

Pronunciation

Ani ighdoo AAala harthikum inkuntum sarimeen

Translation

[Saying], “Go early to your crop if you would cut the fruit.”

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

[saying], ‘Go forth early to your tillage, your produce (ani’ghdū ‘alā harthikum constitutes an explication of [the import of] tanādaw, ‘they called out to one another’; otherwise, an relates to the verbal action, [to be understood as] being bi-an) if you are going to pluck’, if your intention is to pick [the fruits] (the response to the conditional is indicated by what preceded it).

68:23

فَانطَلَقُوا وَهُمْ يَتَخَافَتُونَ

Pronunciation

Fantalaqoo wahum yatakhafatoon

Translation

So they set out, while lowering their voices,

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

So off they went, whispering to one another, talking secretly:

68:24

أَن لَّا يَدْخُلَنَّهَا الْيَوْمَ عَلَيْكُم مِّسْكِينٌ

Pronunciation

An la yadkhulannaha alyawmaAAalaykum miskeen

Translation

[Saying], “There will surely not enter it today upon you [any] poor person.”

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

‘No needy person shall today come to you in it’ (this constitutes the explication of the preceding [verse]; or else, an relates to the verbal action, [to be understood] to mean bi-an).

68:25

وَغَدَوْا عَلَىٰ حَرْدٍ قَادِرِينَ

Pronunciation

Waghadaw AAala hardin qadireen

Translation

And they went early in determination, [assuming themselves] able.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

And they went forth early, supposing themselves, able to prohibit, to prevent the poor folk [from enjoying the fruit].

68:26

فَلَمَّا رَأَوْهَا قَالُوا إِنَّا لَضَالُّونَ

Pronunciation

Falamma raawha qalooinna ladalloon

Translation

But when they saw it, they said, “Indeed, we are lost;

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

But when they saw it, blackened and charred, they said, ‘Assuredly we have strayed!’, from it, that is to say: this is not the one. Then when they recognised it, they said:

68:27

بَلْ نَحْنُ مَحْرُومُونَ

Pronunciation

Bal nahnu mahroomoon

Translation

Rather, we have been deprived.”

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

‘Nay, but we have been deprived!’, of its fruits, by our denying it to the poor folk.

68:28

قَالَ أَوْسَطُهُمْ أَلَمْ أَقُل لَّكُمْ لَوْلَا تُسَبِّحُونَ

Pronunciation

Qala awsatuhum alam aqul lakumlawla tusabbihoon

Translation

The most moderate of them said, “Did I not say to you, ‘Why do you not exalt [Allah]?’ “

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

The most moderate, the best one, among them said, ‘Did I not say to you, “Why do you not glorify?” ’, God, repenting [to Him].

68:29

قَالُوا سُبْحَانَ رَبِّنَا إِنَّا كُنَّا ظَالِمِينَ

Pronunciation

Qaloo subhana rabbinainna kunna thalimeen

Translation

They said, “Exalted is our Lord! Indeed, we were wrongdoers.”

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

They said, ‘Glory be to God, our Lord. Verily we have been wrongdoers’, by denying the poor folk [what is] their due.

68:30

فَأَقْبَلَ بَعْضُهُمْ عَلَىٰ بَعْضٍ يَتَلَاوَمُونَ

Pronunciation

Faaqbala baAAduhum AAala baAAdinyatalawamoon

Translation

Then they approached one another, blaming each other.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

They then turned to one another, blaming each other.

68:31

قَالُوا يَا وَيْلَنَا إِنَّا كُنَّا طَاغِينَ

Pronunciation

Qaloo ya waylana innakunna tagheen

Translation

They said, “O woe to us; indeed we were transgressors.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

They said, ‘O ([yā is] for calling attention to something) woe to us!, [O] destruction of ours. We have indeed been unjust.

68:32

عَسَىٰ رَبُّنَا أَن يُبْدِلَنَا خَيْرًا مِّنْهَا إِنَّا إِلَىٰ رَبِّنَا رَاغِبُونَ

Pronunciation

AAasa rabbuna an yubdilanakhayran minha inna ila rabbina raghiboon

Translation

Perhaps our Lord will substitute for us [one] better than it. Indeed, we are toward our Lord desirous.”

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

It may be that our Lord will give us in its place (read yubaddilanā or yubdilanā) one that is better than it. Truly we turn humbly to our Lord’, that He might accept our repentance and give us back [a garden that is] better than our garden — it is reported that they were indeed given a better one in its place.

68:33

كَذَٰلِكَ الْعَذَابُ ۖ وَلَعَذَابُ الْآخِرَةِ أَكْبَرُ ۚ لَوْ كَانُوا يَعْلَمُونَ

Pronunciation

Kathalika alAAathabu walaAAathabual-akhirati akbaru law kanoo yaAAlamoon

Translation

Such is the punishment [of this world]. And the punishment of the Hereafter is greater, if they only knew.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

Such, that is to say, like the chastisement for these [people], will be the chastisement, for those disbelievers of Mecca and others who contravene Our command; and the chastisement of the Hereafter is assuredly greater, did they but know, its chastisement, they would not have contavened Our command. When they said ‘If we are resurrected, we shall be given better than [what] you [have been given], the following was revealed:

68:34

إِنَّ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ عِندَ رَبِّهِمْ جَنَّاتِ النَّعِيمِ

Pronunciation

Inna lilmuttaqeena AAinda rabbihim jannatiannaAAeem

Translation

Indeed, for the righteous with their Lord are the Gardens of Pleasure.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

Verily for the God-fearing there will be the Gardens of Bliss near their Lord.

68:35

أَفَنَجْعَلُ الْمُسْلِمِينَ كَالْمُجْرِمِينَ

Pronunciation

AfanajAAalu almuslimeena kalmujrimeen

Translation

Then will We treat the Muslims like the criminals?

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

Are We then to treat those who submit [to Us] as [We treat] the sinners?, that is to say, as belonging with them in terms of reward?

68:36

مَا لَكُمْ كَيْفَ تَحْكُمُونَ

Pronunciation

Ma lakum kayfa tahkumoon

Translation

What is [the matter] with you? How do you judge?

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

What is wrong with you? How do you judge?, with such corrupt judgement?

68:37

أَمْ لَكُمْ كِتَابٌ فِيهِ تَدْرُسُونَ

Pronunciation

Am lakum kitabun feehi tadrusoon

Translation

Or do you have a scripture in which you learn

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

Or (am lakum means a-lakum) do you have a Scripture, revealed, wherein you learn, [wherein] you read,

68:38

إِنَّ لَكُمْ فِيهِ لَمَا تَخَيَّرُونَ

Pronunciation

Inna lakum feehi lama takhayyaroon

Translation

That indeed for you is whatever you choose?

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

that you will indeed have in it whatever you choose?

68:39

أَمْ لَكُمْ أَيْمَانٌ عَلَيْنَا بَالِغَةٌ إِلَىٰ يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ ۙ إِنَّ لَكُمْ لَمَا تَحْكُمُونَ

Pronunciation

Am lakum aymanun AAalayna balighatunila yawmi alqiyamati inna lakum lama tahkumoon

Translation

Or do you have oaths [binding] upon Us, extending until the Day of Resurrection, that indeed for you is whatever you judge?

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

Or do you have oaths, pledges, binding, secured, on Us until the Day of Resurrection (ilā yawmi’l-qiyāmati is semantically connected to ‘alaynā, ‘on Us’; these words [‘alaynā bālighatun, ‘binding on Us’] contain the sense of an oath [given], in other words, ‘Did We swear to you?’, the response to which is [what follows]) that you will indeed have whatever you decide?, to have for yourselves.

68:40

سَلْهُمْ أَيُّهُم بِذَٰلِكَ زَعِيمٌ

Pronunciation

Salhum ayyuhum bithalika zaAAeem

Translation

Ask them which of them, for that [claim], is responsible.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

Ask them, which of them will aver, will guarantee for them, that?, [that] decision which they have made for themselves, namely, that they will be given better [reward] than the believers in the Hereafter?

68:41

أَمْ لَهُمْ شُرَكَاءُ فَلْيَأْتُوا بِشُرَكَائِهِمْ إِن كَانُوا صَادِقِينَ

Pronunciation

Am lahum shurakao falya/too bishuraka-ihimin kanoo sadiqeen

Translation

Or do they have partners? Then let them bring their partners, if they should be truthful.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

Or do they have partners?, who agree with them in this claim of theirs and able to guarantee it for them; if that is the case: Then let them produce their partners, those who will guarantee this for them, if they are truthful.

68:42

يَوْمَ يُكْشَفُ عَن سَاقٍ وَيُدْعَوْنَ إِلَى السُّجُودِ فَلَا يَسْتَطِيعُونَ

Pronunciation

Yawma yukshafu AAan saqin wayudAAawnaila assujoodi fala yastateeAAoon

Translation

The Day the shin will be uncovered and they are invited to prostration but the disbelievers will not be able,

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

Mention, the day when the shank is bared (an expression denoting the severity of the predicament during the reckoning and the requital on the Day of Resurrection: one says kashafati’l-harbu ‘an sāqin, ‘the war has bared its shank’, to mean that it has intensified) and they are summoned to prostrate themselves, as a test of their faith, but they will not be able [to do so] — their backs will become as [stiff as] a brick wall.

68:43

خَاشِعَةً أَبْصَارُهُمْ تَرْهَقُهُمْ ذِلَّةٌ ۖ وَقَدْ كَانُوا يُدْعَوْنَ إِلَى السُّجُودِ وَهُمْ سَالِمُونَ

Pronunciation

KhashiAAatan absaruhumtarhaquhum thillatun waqad kanoo yudAAawna ilaassujoodi wahum salimoon

Translation

Their eyes humbled, humiliation will cover them. And they used to be invited to prostration while they were sound.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

With humbled (khāshi‘atan is a circumstantial qualifier referring to the person [of the verb] yud‘awna, ‘they are summoned’) that is to say, with abject, gazes, which they do not raise, they will be overcast, enveloped, by abasement; for they had indeed been summoned, in this world, to prostrate themselves while they were yet sound, but they never used to do it, by the fact that they never performed prayer.

68:44

فَذَرْنِي وَمَن يُكَذِّبُ بِهَٰذَا الْحَدِيثِ ۖ سَنَسْتَدْرِجُهُم مِّنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ

Pronunciation

Fatharnee waman yukaththibubihatha alhadeethi sanastadrijuhum min haythula yaAAlamoon

Translation

So leave Me, [O Muhammad], with [the matter of] whoever denies the Qur’an. We will progressively lead them [to punishment] from where they do not know.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

So leave Me [to deal] with those who deny this discourse — the Qur’ān. We will draw them on by degrees, We will seize them little by little, whence they do not know.

68:45

وَأُمْلِي لَهُمْ ۚ إِنَّ كَيْدِي مَتِينٌ

Pronunciation

Waomlee lahum inna kaydee mateen

Translation

And I will give them time. Indeed, My plan is firm.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

And I will grant them respite; [for] assuredly My devising is firm, [My devising is] severe and cannot be withstood.

68:46

أَمْ تَسْأَلُهُمْ أَجْرًا فَهُم مِّن مَّغْرَمٍ مُّثْقَلُونَ

Pronunciation

Am tas-aluhum ajran fahum min maghraminmuthqaloon

Translation

Or do you ask of them a payment, so they are by debt burdened down?

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

Or are you asking them a fee, in return for delivering the Message, so that they are weighed down with debt?, [so that they are weighed down] with what they will [have to] give you, and that is why they do not believe.

68:47

أَمْ عِندَهُمُ الْغَيْبُ فَهُمْ يَكْتُبُونَ

Pronunciation

Am AAindahumu alghaybu fahum yaktuboon

Translation

Or have they [knowledge of] the unseen, so they write [it] down?

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

Or do they possess [access to] the Unseen, that is, [access to] the Preserved Tablet which contains [knowledge of] the Unseen, so that they are writing down?, from it what they say.

68:48

فَاصْبِرْ لِحُكْمِ رَبِّكَ وَلَا تَكُن كَصَاحِبِ الْحُوتِ إِذْ نَادَىٰ وَهُوَ مَكْظُومٌ

Pronunciation

Fasbir lihukmi rabbikawala takun kasahibi alhooti ith nadawahuwa makthoom

Translation

Then be patient for the decision of your Lord, [O Muhammad], and be not like the companion of the fish when he called out while he was distressed.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

So await patiently the judgement of your Lord, regarding them in the way that He wills, and do not be like the one of the whale, in terms of impatience and haste — this is Jonah, peace be upon him — who called out, [who] supplicated his Lord, choking with grief, filled with anguish inside the belly of the whale.

68:49

لَّوْلَا أَن تَدَارَكَهُ نِعْمَةٌ مِّن رَّبِّهِ لَنُبِذَ بِالْعَرَاءِ وَهُوَ مَذْمُومٌ

Pronunciation

Lawla an tadarakahu niAAmatunmin rabbihi lanubitha bilAAara-i wahuwa mathmoom

Translation

If not that a favor from his Lord overtook him, he would have been thrown onto the naked shore while he was censured.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

Had it not been for a grace, a mercy, from his Lord that reached him, he would have surely been cast, out of the belly of the whale, onto a wilderness, a desolate land, while he was blameworthy — but he was shown mercy and was therefore cast out blameless.

68:50

فَاجْتَبَاهُ رَبُّهُ فَجَعَلَهُ مِنَ الصَّالِحِينَ

Pronunciation

Fajtabahu rabbuhu fajaAAalahumina assaliheen

Translation

And his Lord chose him and made him of the righteous.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

But his Lord chose him, for prophethood, and made him one of the righteous, the prophets.

68:51

وَإِن يَكَادُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لَيُزْلِقُونَكَ بِأَبْصَارِهِمْ لَمَّا سَمِعُوا الذِّكْرَ وَيَقُولُونَ إِنَّهُ لَمَجْنُونٌ

Pronunciation

Wa-in yakadu allatheenakafaroo layuzliqoonaka bi-absarihim lamma samiAAooaththikra wayaqooloona innahu lamajnoon

Translation

And indeed, those who disbelieve would almost make you slip with their eyes when they hear the message, and they say, “Indeed, he is mad.”

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

Indeed those who disbelieve would almost throw you down [to the ground] (read la-yuzliqūnaka or la-yazliqūnaka) with their looks, looking at you in a severe way, almost hurling you to the ground or making you fall from your place, when they hear the Reminder, the Qur’ān, and they say, out of envy: ‘He is truly a madman!’, on account of the Qur’ān that he has brought.

68:52

وَمَا هُوَ إِلَّا ذِكْرٌ لِّلْعَالَمِينَ

Pronunciation

Wama huwa illa thikrunlilAAalameen

Translation

But it is not except a reminder to the worlds.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

Yet it, namely, the Qur’ān, is just a Reminder, an admonition, for all the worlds, of [both] humans and jinn, and cannot be the cause of any dementia.

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