83-The Cheaters / Al-Mutaffifin:

In God’s Name, whose Mercy is Great and Continuous:

(83:1)   Those who shortchange people will be punished severely:

(83:2)   When they buy they measure out completely,

(83:3)   but when they sell they give less than what is due.

(83:4)   Don’t they know they will be brought back to life

(83:5)   on a day that is great and terrifying?

(83:6)   The day everyone will stand in front of Me, the Lord of everything?

(83:7)   No, and the book of the sinners is stored in a prison called Sijeen.

(83:8)   And how could you understand what Sijeen is?

(83:9)   Their book has everything they do numbered and written.

(83:10) On that day, those who reject this warning will be punished severely.

(83:11) They say the Day of Judgment is a lie and turn away arrogantly.

(83:12) Those who say this are the sinners who hurt others maliciously.

(83:13) When this warning is read to them, they say these are old made-up stories.

(83:14) No it is not a lie, but because of their evil actions their hearts have been covered in darkness and sealed.

(83:15) It is not a lie, and on that day, to them, my mercy will be denied.

(83:16) Into Hell, they will be thrown in.

(83:17) Then it will be said to them, “This is what you used to disbelieve in.”

(83:18) No it is not a lie, and the book of the good people is kept in a high place called Illeyeen.

(83:19) And how could you understand what Illeyeen is?

(83:20) Their book has everything they do numbered and written.

(83:21) The angels closest to Me will testify to what is in it.

(83:22) The good people will be in a place of complete enjoyment:

(83:23) Lying on canopy beds looking;

(83:24) on their faces is a look of total contentment.

(83:25) They will drink from the best non-intoxicating wine that has been sealed for their enjoyment.

(83:26) Even the seal has a beautiful smell, and by doing good deeds, you should compete for it.

(83:27) For the wine will be mixed with the drink from a spring called Tasneem,

(83:28) A spring so wonderful, only those who got closest to Me will drink directly from it.

(83:29) At the believers, the sinful criminals used to be laughing.

(83:30) When the faithful would pass their gatherings, they would look at each other winking.

(83:31) Then they would return home impressed with themselves,

(83:32) and if they passed by them they would say, “They are misguided souls.”

(83:33) When they are the ones who should take care of themselves.

(83:34) On the Day of Judgment, the believers will be the ones laughing,

(83:35) while sitting on their canopy beds looking.

(83:36) Didn’t those who rejected my warnings get held accountable for what they used to be doing?

CHAPTER NOTES:
2-3: Even the smallest forms of cheating done in business transactions or otherwise will result in severe punishment on the Day of Judgment.

Like our Plain English Quran Translation on Facebook to get the latest updates!
Disclaimer: The focus of this site is to provide a comprehensive and deep understanding of the Quran's message, and do so in a manner that is engaging and accessible to the average reader.  Every translation involves compromises, and the content on this site is no different. However, every effort was made to capture as much of the spirit and message of the Quran as possible, relying on the most respected and accepted classical scholarly texts in the field. God willing, the material on this site can be relied upon as a solid beginning on the journey towards understanding the Quran as it was revealed in its classical Arabic. If you have a question as to why a certain verse was translated a certain way, the answer can usually be found in: Fath Al-Qadeer by Imam Al-Shawkani, or feel free to E-mail us your questions.
light
1- The Opening / Al-Fatihah

2-The Cow - Part 1
2-The Cow - Part 2
2-The Cow - Part 3
2-The Cow - Part 4
2-The Cow - Part 5
2-The Cow - Part 6
2-The Cow - Part 7
12-Yusuf
18-The Cave / Al-Kahf
19-Mary Mother of Jesus / Maryam
24-The Light 35-40
29-The Spider
67-God's Kingdom / Al-Mulk
68-The Pen / Al-Qalam

69-Day of Accountability / Al-Haqqah
70-The Levels / Al-Ma'arij:
71- Noah / Nuh
72- The Jinn / Al-Jinn
73-Wrapped with Responsibility / Al-Muzzammil

74-Get out of Bed / Al-Muddaththir

75-Day of Resurrection / Al-Qiyamah

76-Humanity / Al-Insan

77-What I send / Mursalat

78-The News / An-Naba

79-The Angels Who Pull Out Your Souls / An-Naziat

80-He Frowned / Abasa

81-When the Sun Collapses and Dies / At-Takwir

82-The Tearing / Al-Infitar

83-The Cheaters / Al-Mutaffifin

84-Ripped Open / Al-Inshiqaq
85-The Constellations / Al-Buruj

86-The Brilliant Stars / At-Tariq
87-The Most High / Al-A'la
88-The Overhelming Day / Al-Ghashiyah
89-The Dawn / Al-Fajr
90-The Sacred Land of Makkah / Al-Balad
91-The Sun / Ash-Shams
92-The Night / Al-Lail
93-Morning / Ad-Duha
94-Insight and Understanding / Ash-Sharh
95-The Fig / At-Teen
96-The Clot / Al-Alaq
97-The Night of Destiny / Al-Qadr
98-Clear Evidence / Al-Bayyinah

99-The Earthquake / Al-Zalzalah
100-Running Horses /Al-Adiyat
101-Terrifying / Al-Qariah
102-Collecting Things / Al-Takathur
103-Time / Asr
104-Backbiting / Al-Humazah
105-The Elephant / Al-Feel
106-The Tribe of Quraish / Quraish
107-Small Assistance / Al-Ma'un
108-A River in Paradise Called Kauthar / Al-Kauthar
109-Those Who Reject the Truth
110-My Support / Al-Nasr
111-Twisted Braided Rope / Al-Masad
112-Pure Intention / Al-Ikhlas
113-Daybreak / Al-Falaq
114-People / Al-Nas