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Surah Sad 38:71-88

38:71 [For]  thy Sustainer said unto the angels, “Behold, I am about to create a human being out of clay;

38:72 and when I have formed him fully and breathed into him of My spirit, fall you down before him in prostration!” 

38:73 Thereupon the angels prostrated themselves, all of them together.

38:74 Save Iblis, he gloried in his arrogance, and [thus] became one of those who deny the truth.

38:75 Said He “O Iblis! What has kept thee from prostrating thyself before that [being] which I have created with My hands? Art thou too proud [to bow down before another created being], or art thou of those who think [only] of themselves as high?”

38:76 Answered [Iblis], “I am better than he, Thou hast created me out of fire, whereas him Thou hast created out of clay.”

38:77 Said He “Go forth, then, from this [angelic state] – for, behold, thou art henceforth accursed,

38:78 And My rejection shall be thy due until the Day of Judgment!”

38:79 Said [Iblis) “Then, O my Sustainer, grant me a respite till the Day when all shall be raised from the dead!”

38:80 Answered He: “Verily, so [be it:] thou shalt be among those who are granted respite

38:81 till the Day the time whereof is known [only to Me).”

38:82 [Whereupon Iblis) said “Then [I swear) by Thy very might: I shall most certainly beguile them all into grievous error.

38:83 [All) save such of them as are truly Thy servants!”

38:84 [And God) said “This, then, is the truth! And this truth do I state.

38:85 Most certainly will I fill hell with thee and such of them as shall follow thee, all together!”

38:86 SAY [O Prophet) “No reward whatever do I ask of you for this [message); and I am not one of those who claim to be what they are not.

38:87 This [divine writ], behold, is no less than a reminder to all the worlds.

38:88 and you will most certainly grasp its purport after a lapse of time!”


The divine scriptures are God’s beacons to the world. Surely God offered His trust to the heavens and the earth, and the hills, but they shrank from bearing it and were afraid of it. And man undertook it.
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