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QA XLII (42) Sūrat al-`ahd (The Surah of the Covenant) on Qur'ān 12:41


Part  XLII [42]

سورة العهد  

 Sūrat al-`ahd

(The Surah of the Covenant) 


Qur'ān 12:41

Translation Stephen N. Lambden UCMerced.

EGB Ms. fol. 69a.


بسم اللّه الرّحمن الرّحيم

In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.


يَا صَاحِبَيِ السِّجْنِ أَمَّا أَحَدُكُمَا فَيَسْقِي رَبَّهُ خَمْرًا وَأَمَّا الآخَرُ فَيُصْلَبُ فَتَأْكُلُ الطَّيْرُ مِنْ رَأْسِهِ قُضِيَ الأَمْرُ الَّذِي فِيهِ تَسْتَفْتِيَانِ

"Fellow-prisioners, so for one of you, he shall pour wine for his Lord; as for the other, he shall be crucified, ane birds shall eat of his head. The matter is decided whereon you enquire." (Q. 12:41. trans. Arberry).  





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[4]  God hath indeed sent down the Book (al-kitab) on His part to the end that He might instruct the people about the Dhikr (Remembrance), through the Dhikr (Remembrance), for God hath ever been supremely powerful over all things. We indeed sent down this Book (al-kitab) to the end that these [people]  might be mindful (madhkur an) of Our verses through this Gate (dhalik al-bab) nigh the [Sinaitic] Fire (al-nar). [5] Thy Lord  assuredly revealed (w-h-y) unto thee [the Bab] something of the Greatest Covenant of God (`ahd Allah al-akbar). Wherefore did all the worlds become informed of the directive(s) of the Greatest Gate (hukm al-bab al-akbar)  by virtue of this Word (al-kalimat) which, in truth, in very truth, is comprehensive [all surrounding] (jami` an). [6] It is not for you to wonder why such people have disbelieved in God relative to [an awareness of] thy secret mystery (sirr) and thy public openness (jahr) for many find themselves in the very shadow of Satan (zill al-shaytan). [7]  



































O my two companions of the prison!

As to one of you who is among the believers in Our Dhikr (Remembrance), he shall, with the permission of his Lord, pour out wine for his Lord from the goblet of the intricacies (daqa'iq) of a camphorated draught [water] (al-ma'). [42] As for the other who is an unbeliever in Our Dhikr (Remembrance), he shall  be crucified in hellfire while the birds consume fire from off of his head.  He hath decreed the matter and hath thereby put an end to differences of opinion. God hath ever been witness unto all the worlds.