1. Alif, Lām, Rā. These are
the verses of the wise Book.
2. Have the people been amazed
that We revealed [revelation] to a man from among them, [saying], "Warn mankind
and give good tidings to those who believe that they will have a [firm]
precedence of honor with their Lord"? [But] the disbelievers say, "Indeed, this is an
3. Indeed, your Lord is Allāh, who created the heavens and the earth in six
days and then established Himself above the Throne, arranging the matter [of
His creation]. There is no intercessor except after His permission. That is Allāh, your Lord, so worship Him. Then will you not
4. To Him is your return all
together. [It is] the promise of Allāh [which
is] truth. Indeed, He begins the [process of] creation and then repeats it that
He may reward those who have believed and done righteous deeds, in justice. But
those who disbelieved will have a drink of scalding water and a painful
punishment for what they used to deny.
5. It is He who made the sun a
shining light and the moon a derived light and determined for it phases – that you may know the number of years and account [of time]. Allāh has not created this except in truth. He
details the signs for a people who know.
6. Indeed, in the alternation
of the night and the day and [in] what Allāh
has created in the heavens and the earth are signs for a people
who fear Allāh.
7. Indeed, those who do not
expect the meeting with Us and are satisfied with the life of this world and
feel secure therein and those who are heedless of Our signs –
8. For those their refuge will
be the Fire because of what they used to earn.
9. Indeed, those who have
believed and done righteous deeds – their Lord will guide them
because of their faith. Beneath them rivers will flow in the Gardens of
10. Their call therein will be,
"Exalted are You, O Allāh," and their greeting
therein will be, "Peace." And the last of their call
will be, "Praise
to Allāh, Lord of the worlds!”
11. And if Allāh was to hasten for the people the evil [they
invoke] as He hastens for them the good, their term would have been ended for them.
But We leave the ones who do not expect the meeting with Us, in their
transgression, wandering blindly.
12. And when affliction touches
man, he calls upon Us, whether lying on his side or sitting or standing; but
when We remove from him his affliction, he continues [in disobedience] as if he
had never called upon Us to [remove] an affliction that touched him. Thus is
made pleasing to the transgressors that which they have been doing.
13. And We had already
destroyed generations before you when they wronged, and their messengers had
come to them with clear proofs, but they were not to believe. Thus do We
recompense the criminal people.
14. Then We made you successors
in the land after them so that We may observe how you will do.
15. And when Our verses are
recited to them as clear evidences, those who do not expect the meeting with Us
say, "Bring us a Qur’ān other than this or change it." Say, [O Muúammad], "It is not for
me to change it on my own accord. I only follow what is revealed to me. Indeed
I fear, if I should disobey my Lord, the punishment of a tremendous Day."
16. Say, "If Allāh had willed, I would not have recited it to you,
nor would He have made it known to you, for I had remained among you a lifetime
before it. Then will you not reason?”
17. So who is more unjust than
he who invents a lie about Allāh or denies His
signs? Indeed, the criminals will not succeed.
18. And they worship other than
Allāh that which neither harms them nor
benefits them, and they say, "These are our intercessors with Allāh." Say, "Do you inform Allāh
of something He does not know in the heavens or on the earth?" Exalted is
He and high above what they associate with Him.
19. And mankind was not but one
community [united in religion], but [then] they differed. And if not for a word
that preceded from your Lord, it would have been judged between them
[immediately] concerning that over which they differ.
And they say,
"Why is a sign not sent down to him from his Lord?" So say, "The
unseen is only for Allāh [to administer], so
wait; indeed, I am with you among those who wait."
21. And when We give the people
a taste of mercy after adversity has touched them, at once they conspire
against Our verses. Say, "Allāh is swifter
in strategy." Indeed, Our messengers record that which you conspire.
22. It is He who enables you to
travel on land and sea until, when you are in ships and they sail with them by
a good wind and they rejoice therein, there comes a storm wind and the waves
come upon them from everywhere and they assume that they are surrounded, supplicating
Allāh, sincere to Him in religion, "If You
should save us from this, we will surely be among the thankful."
23. But when He saves them, at
once they commit injustice upon the earth without right. O mankind, your
injustice is only against yourselves, [being merely] the enjoyment of worldly
life. Then to Us is your return, and We will inform you of what you used to do.
24. The example of [this]
worldly life is but like rain which We have sent down from the sky that the
plants of the earth absorb – [those] from which men and livestock eat – until,
when the earth has taken on its adornment and is beautified and its people
suppose that they have capability over it, there comes to it Our command by
night or by day, and We make it as a harvest, as if it had not flourished
yesterday. Thus do We explain in detail the signs for a people who give
25. And Allāh invites to the Home of Peace and guides whom He wills to a
26. For them who have done good
best [reward] –and extra. No darkness will
cover their faces, nor humiliation. Those are companions of Paradise; they will
abide therein eternally.
27. But they who have earned
[blame for] evil doings – the recompense of an evil
deed is its equivalent, and humiliation will cover them. They will have from Allāh no protector. It will be as if their faces are
covered with pieces of the night – so dark [are they]. Those are the companions
of the Fire; they will abide therein eternally.
28. And [mention, O Muúammad], the Day We will gather
them all together – then We will say to those who associated others with Allāh, "[Remain in] your place, you and your
'partners.' " Then We will separate them, and their "partners"
will say, "You did not used to worship us,
29. And sufficient is Allāh as a witness between us and you that we were of
your worship unaware.”
30. There, [on that Day], every
soul will be put to trial for what it did previously,
and they will be returned to Allāh, their
master, the Truth, and lost from them is whatever they used to invent.
31. Say, "Who provides for
you from the heaven and the earth? Or who controls hearing and sight and who
brings the living out of the dead and brings the dead out of the living and who
arranges [every] matter?" They will say, "Allāh,"
so say, "Then will you not fear Him?"
32. For that is Allāh, your Lord, the Truth. And what can be beyond
truth except error? So how are you averted?
33. Thus the word of your Lord
has come into effect upon those who defiantly disobeyed – that they will not believe.
34. Say, "Are there of
your 'partners' any who begins creation and then repeats it?" Say, "Allāh begins creation and then repeats it, so how are
35. Say, "Are there of
your 'partners' any who guides to the truth?" Say, "Allāh guides to the truth. So is He who guides to the
truth more worthy to be followed or he who guides not unless he is guided? Then
what is [wrong] with you – how do you judge?"
36. And most of them follow not
except assumption. Indeed, assumption avails not against the truth at all.
Indeed, Allāh is Knowing of what they do.
37. And it was not [possible]
for this Qur’ān to be produced by other than Allāh,
but [it is] a confirmation of what was before it and a detailed explanation of
the [former] Scripture, about which there is no doubt, from the Lord of the
38. Or do they say [about the
Prophet], "He invented it?" Say, "Then bring forth a sūrah like
it and call upon [for assistance] whomever you can besides Allāh, if you should be truthful."
39. Rather, they have denied
that which they encompass not in knowledge and whose interpretation has not yet
come to them. Thus did those before them deny. Then observe how was the end of
40. And of them are those who believe
in it, and of them are those who do not believe in it. And your Lord is most
knowing of the corrupters.
41. And if they deny you, [O Muúammad], then say, "For
me are my deeds, and for you are your deeds. You are disassociated from what I
do, and I am disassociated from what you do.”
42. And among them are those
who listen to you. But can you cause the deaf to hear, although they will not
43. And among them are those
who look at you. But can you guide the blind although they will not [attempt
44. Indeed, Allāh does not wrong the people at all, but it is the
people who are wronging themselves.
45. And on the Day when He will
gather them, [it will be] as if they had not remained [in
the world] but an hour of the day, [and] they will know each other. Those will
have lost who denied the meeting with Allāh and
were not guided.
46. And whether We show you
some of what We promise them, [O Muúammad], or We take you in
death, to Us is their return; then, [either way],
Allāh is a witness concerning what they are
47. And for every nation is a
messenger. So when their messenger comes, it will be judged between them in
justice, and they will not be wronged.
48. And they say, "When is
[the fulfillment of] this promise, if you should be truthful?”
49. Say, "I possess not
for myself any harm or benefit except what Allāh
should will. For every nation is a [specified] term. When their time has come,
then they will not remain behind an hour, nor will they precede [it]."
50. Say, "Have you
considered: if His punishment should come to you by night or by day – for which [aspect] of it would the criminals be
51. Then is it that when it has
[actually] occurred you will believe in it? Now? And you were [once] for it
52. Then it will be said to
those who had wronged, "Taste the punishment of eternity; are you being
recompensed except for what you used to earn?”
53. And they ask information of
you, [O Muúammad], "Is it true?" Say, "Yes, by my Lord. Indeed, it
is truth; and you will not cause failure [to Allāh]."
54. And if each soul that
wronged had everything on earth, it would offer it in ransom. And they will
confide regret when they see the punishment; and they will be judged in
justice, and they will not be wronged.
55. Unquestionably, to Allāh belongs whatever is in the heavens and the
earth. Unquestionably, the promise of Allāh is
truth, but most of them do not know.
56. He gives life and causes
death, and to Him you will be returned.
57. O mankind, there has to
come to you instruction from your Lord and healing for what is in the breasts
and guidance and mercy for the believers.
58. Say, "In the bounty of Allāh and
in His mercy – in that let them rejoice;
it is better than what they accumulate."
59. Say, "Have you seen
what Allāh has sent down to you of provision of
which you have made [some] lawful and [some] unlawful?" Say, "Has Allāh permitted you [to do so], or do you invent
[something] about Allāh?"
60. And what will be the
supposition of those who invent falsehood about Allāh
on the Day of Resurrection? Indeed, Allāh is
full of bounty to the people, but most of them are not grateful."
61. And, [O Muúammad], you are not
[engaged] in any matter or recite any of the Qur’ān and you [people] do not do
any deed except that We are witness over you when you are involved in it. And
not absent from your Lord is any [part] of an atom's weight within the earth or
within the heaven or [anything] smaller than that or greater but that it is in
a clear register.
62. Unquestionably, [for] the
allies of Allāh there will be no fear
concerning them, nor will they grieve –
63. Those who believed and were
64. For them are good tidings
in the worldly life and in the Hereafter. No change is there in the words of Allāh. That is what is the great attainment.
65. And let not their speech
grieve you. Indeed, honor [due to power] belongs to Allāh
entirely. He is the Hearing, the Knowing.
66. Unquestionably, to Allāh belongs whoever is in the heavens and whoever
is on the earth. And those who invoke other than Allāh
do not [actually] follow [His] "partners." They follow not except
assumption, and they are not but falsifying.
67. It is He who made for you
the night to rest therein and the day, giving sight. Indeed in that are signs
for a people who listen.
68. They have said, "Allāh has taken a son." Exalted is He; He is the
[one] Free of need. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is
in the earth. You have no authority for this [claim]. Do you say about Allāh that which you do not know?
69. Say, "Indeed, those
who invent falsehood about Allāh will not
70. [For them is brief] enjoyment in this world; then to Us is
their return; then We will make them taste the severe punishment because they
used to disbelieve.
71. And recite to them the news
of Noah, when he said to his people, "O my people, if my residence and my
reminding of the signs of Allāh has become
burdensome upon you – then I have relied upon Allāh.
So resolve upon your plan and [call upon] your associates. Then let not your
plan be obscure to you. Then carry it out upon me and do not give me respite.
72. And if you turn away [from my
no payment have I asked of you. My reward is only from Allāh,
and I have been commanded to be of the Muslims."
73. And they denied him, so We
saved him and those with him in the ship and made them successors, and We
drowned those who denied Our signs. Then see how was the end of those who were
74. Then We sent after him
messengers to their peoples, and they came to them with clear proofs. But they
were not to believe in that which they had denied before. Thus We seal over the
hearts of the transgressors.
75. Then We sent after them
Moses and Aaron to Pharaoh and his establishment with Our signs, but they
behaved arrogantly and were a criminal people.
76. So when there came to them
the truth from Us, they said, "Indeed, this is obvious magic."
77. Moses said, "Do you
say [thus] about the truth when it has come to you? Is this magic? But
magicians will not succeed."
78. They said, "Have you
come to us to turn us away from that upon which we found our fathers and so
that you two may have grandeur in the land? And we are not believers in
79. And Pharaoh said,
"Bring to me every learned magician."
80. So when the magicians came,
Moses said to them, "Throw down whatever you will throw."
81. And when they had thrown,
Moses said, "What you have brought is [only] magic. Indeed, Allāh will expose its worthlessness. Indeed, Allāh does not amend the work of corrupters.
82. And Allāh will establish the truth by His words, even if the criminals
83. But no one believed Moses,
except [some] youths among his people, for fear of Pharaoh and his
establishment that they would persecute them. And indeed, Pharaoh was haughty
within the land, and indeed, he was of the transgressors.
And Moses said, "O my people, if you have believed in Allāh, then rely upon Him, if you should be Muslims."
So they said, "Upon Allāh do we
rely. Our Lord, make us not [objects of] trial for the wrongdoing people.
86. And save us by Your mercy
from the disbelieving people."
87. And We inspired to Moses
and his brother, "Settle your people in Egypt in houses and make your
houses [facing the] qiblah and establish prayer and give good tidings to the
88. And Moses said,
"Our Lord, indeed You have given Pharaoh and his establishment splendor
and wealth in the worldly life, our Lord, that they may lead [men] astray from Your way. Our
Lord, obliterate their wealth and harden their hearts so that they will not
believe until they see the painful punishment."
89. [Allāh] said, "Your
supplication has been answered." So remain on a right course and follow
not the way of those who do not know."
90. And We took the Children of
Israel across the sea, and Pharaoh and his soldiers pursued them in tyranny and
enmity until, when drowning overtook him, he said, "I believe that there is
no deity except that in whom the Children of Israel believe, and I am of the
91. Now? And you had disobeyed
[Him] before and were of the corrupters?
92. So today We will save you
in body that you may be to those who succeed you a sign. And indeed, many among
the people, of Our signs, are heedless.
93. And We had certainty
settled the Children of Israel in an agreeable settlement and provided them
with good things. And they did not differ until [after] knowledge had come to
them. Indeed, your Lord will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning
that over which they used to differ.
94. So if you are in doubt, [O
about that which We have revealed to you, then ask those who have been reading
the Scripture before you. The truth has certainly come to you from your Lord,
so never be among the doubters.
95. And never be of those who
deny the signs of Allāh and [thus] be among the
96. Indeed, those upon whom the
word of your Lord has come into effect will not believe,
97. Even if every sign should
come to them, until they see the painful punishment.
98. Then has there not been a
[single] city that believed so its faith benefited it except the people of
Jonah? When they believed, We removed from them the punishment of disgrace in
worldly life and gave them enjoyment for a time.
And had your Lord willed, those on earth would have believed – all of
them entirely. Then, [O Muúammad], would you compel the people in order that
they become believers?
100. And it is
not for a soul to believe except by permission of Allāh, and He will place
defilement upon those who will not use reason.
101. Say, "Observe what is
in the heavens and earth." But of no avail will be signs or warners to a
people who do not believe.
102. So do they wait except for
like [what occurred in] the days of those who passed on before them? Say,
"Then wait; indeed, I am with you among those who wait."
103. Then We will save our
messengers and those who have believed. Thus, it is an obligation upon Us that
We save the believers.
104. Say, [O Muúammad], "O people, if
you are in doubt as to my religion – then I do not worship those which you
worship besides Allāh; but I worship Allāh, who causes your death. And I have been
commanded to be of the believers
105. And [commanded], ‘Direct your face toward the
religion, inclining to truth, and never be of those who associate others with Allāh;
106. And do not invoke besides Allāh that which neither benefits you nor harms you,
for if you did, then indeed you would be of the wrongdoers.'"
107. And if Allāh should touch you with adversity, there
is no remover of it except Him; and if He intends for you good, then there is
no repeller of His bounty. He causes it to reach whom He wills of His servants.
And He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.
108. Say, "O mankind, the
truth has come to you from your Lord, so whoever is guided is only guided for
[the benefit of] his soul, and whoever goes astray only goes astray [in
violation] against it. And I am not over you a manager."
109. And follow what is revealed
to you, [O Muúammad], and be patient until Allāh will
judge. And He is the best of judges.