Then they called out one to another as soon as the morning broke,
Saying:"Go to your tilth in the morning, if you would pluck the fruits."
So they departed, conversing in secret low tones (saying),
No Miskin (poor man) shall enter upon you into it today.
And they went in the morning with strong intention, thinking that they have power (to prevent the poor taking anything of the fruits therefrom).
But when they saw the (garden), they said:"Verily, we have gone astray,"
(Then they said):"Nay! Indeed we are deprived of (the fruits)!"
The best among them said:"Did I not tell you: why do you not say: Insha" Allah (If Allah will)."
They said:"Glory to Our Lord! Verily, we have been Zalimun (wrong-doers, etc.)."
Then they turned, one against another, in blaming.
They said:"Woe to us! Verily, we were Taghun (transgressors and disobedient, etc.)
We hope that our Lord will give us in exchange a better (garden) than this. Truly, we turn to our Lord (wishing for good that He may forgive our sins, and reward us in the Hereafter)."
Such is the punishment (in this life), but truly, the punishment of the Hereafter is greater, if they but knew.
Verily, for the Muttaqun (pious and righteous persons - see V.2:2) are Gardens of delight (Paradise) with their Lord.
Shall We then treat the (submitting) Muslims like the Mujrimun (criminals, polytheists and disbelievers, etc.)?
What is the matter with you? How judge you?
Or have you a Book through which you learn.
That you shall have all that you choose?
Or you have oaths from Us, reaching to the Day of Resurrection that yours will be what you judge.
Ask them, which of them will stand surety for that!