AL HIJR (THE STONES)
Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
[Hijr 15:1] Alif-Lam-Ra; these are verses of the Book and the bright Qur’an.
[Hijr 15:2] The disbelievers will ardently wish that if only they had been Muslims! ( At the time of death / in their graves / on the Day of Resurrection.)
[Hijr 15:3] Leave them to eat and enjoy, and for aspiration to involve them in play - so they will shortly come to know.
[Hijr 15:4] And every dwelling that We destroyed, had a known decree for it.
[Hijr 15:5] No group may advance its appointed promise nor postpone it.
[Hijr 15:6] And they said, "O you upon whom the Qur’an has been sent, you are indeed insane."
[Hijr 15:7] "Why do you not bring angels to us, if you are truthful?"
[Hijr 15:8] We do not send down angels without reason, and if the angels descend they would not get any respite!
[Hijr 15:9] Indeed We have sent down the Qur’an, and indeed We Ourselves surely are its Guardians. (This is one of the miracles of the Qur’an - no one has been able to change even one letter of its text, despite every effort. It has remained in its original form since the 6th Century (A.D) and will remain so forever. Other Holy Books such as the Torah and the Bible have lost their originality.)
[Hijr 15:10] And indeed We sent Noble Messengers before you, to the former nations.
[Hijr 15:11] And never does a Noble Messenger come to them, but they mock at him.
[Hijr 15:12] This is how We make the mocking * enter the hearts of the guilty. (* The acts of disbelief.)
[Hijr 15:13] They do not believe in him, and the tradition of earlier nations has passed.
[Hijr 15:14] And if We open for them a gate in the heavens, to ascend it through the day -
[Hijr 15:15] Even then they would say, "Our sights have
been hypnotised - in fact, a magic spell has been cast upon us."