1. Alif, Lām, Rā. [This is] a Book whose
verses are perfected and then presented in detail from [one who is] Wise and
2. [Through a messenger, saying],
"Do not worship except Allāh. Indeed, I am
to you from Him a warner and a bringer of good tidings,"
3. And [saying], “Seek forgiveness
of your Lord and repent to Him, [and] He will let you enjoy a good provision
for a specified term and give every doer of favor his favor. But if you turn
away, then indeed, I fear for you the punishment of a great Day.
4. To Allāh
is your return, and He is over all things competent.”
5. Unquestionably, they the
disbelievers turn away their breasts to hide themselves from Him.
Unquestionably, [even] when they cover themselves in their clothing, Allāh knows what they conceal and what they declare.
Indeed, He is Knowing of that within the breasts.
6. And there is no creature on earth
but that upon Allāh is its provision, and He
knows its place of dwelling and place of storage. All is in a clear register.
7. And it is He who created the heavens
and the earth in six days – and His Throne had been upon water – that He might
test you as to which of you is best in deed. But if you say, "Indeed, you
are resurrected after death," those who disbelieve will surely say,
"This is not but obvious magic."
8. And if We hold back from them the punishment for a limited
time, they will surely say, "What detains it?" Unquestionably, on the
Day it comes to them, it will not be averted from them, and they will be
enveloped by what they used to ridicule.
9. And if We give man a taste of
mercy from Us and then We withdraw it from him, indeed, he is despairing and
10. But if We give him a taste of
favor after hardship has touched him, he will surely say, "Bad times have
left me." Indeed, he is exultant and boastful –
11. Except for those who are patient
and do righteous deeds; those will have forgiveness and great reward.
12. Then would you possibly leave
[out] some of what is revealed to you, or is your breast constrained by it
because they say, "Why has there not been sent down to him a treasure or
come with him an angel?" But you are only a warner. And Allāh is Disposer of all things.
13. Or do they say, "He invented
it"? Say, "Then bring ten sūrahs like it that have been invented and
call upon [for assistance] whomever you can besides Allāh,
if you should be truthful."
14. And if they do not respond to you
– then know that the Qur’ān was revealed with the knowledge of Allāh and that there is no deity except Him. Then,
would you [not] be Muslims?
15. Whoever desires the life of this
world and its adornments – We fully repay them for their deeds therein, and
they therein will not be deprived.
16. Those are the ones for whom there
is not in the Hereafter but the Fire. And lost is what they did therein, and
worthless is what they used to do.
So is one who [stands] upon a
clear evidence from his Lord [like the aforementioned]? And a witness from Him
follows it, and before it was the Scripture of Moses to lead and as mercy.
Those [believers in the former revelations] believe in the Qur’ān. But whoever
disbelieves in it from the [various] factions – the Fire is his promised
destination. So be not in doubt about it. Indeed, it is the truth from your
Lord, but most of the people do not believe.
18. And who
is more unjust than he who invents a lie about Allāh?
Those will be presented before their Lord, and the witnesses will say,
"These are the ones who lied against their Lord." Unquestionably, the
curse of Allāh is upon the wrongdoers.
19. Who averted [people] from the way
of Allāh and sought to make it [seem] deviant
while they, concerning the Hereafter, were disbelievers.
20. Those were not causing failure
[to Allāh] on earth, nor did they have besides Allāh any protectors. For them the punishment will be
multiplied. They were not able to hear, nor did they see.
21. Those are the ones who will have
lost themselves, and lost from them is what they used to invent.
22. Assuredly, it is they in the Hereafter
who will be the greatest losers.
23. Indeed, they who have believed
and done righteous deeds and humbled themselves to their Lord – those are the
companions of Paradise; they will abide eternally therein.
24. The example of the two parties is
like the blind and deaf, and the seeing and hearing. Are they equal in
comparison? Then, will you not remember?
25. And We had certainly sent Noah to
his people, [saying], " Indeed, I am to you a clear warner
26. That you not worship except Allāh. Indeed, I fear for you the punishment of a
27. So the eminent among those who
disbelieved from his people said, " We do not see you but as a man like
ourselves, and we do not see you followed except by those who are the lowest of
us [and] at first suggestion. And we do not see in you over us any merit;
rather, we think you are liars."
28. He said, “O my people have you
considered: if I should be upon clear evidence from my Lord while He has given
me mercy from Himself but it has been made unapparent to you, should we force
it upon you while you are averse to it?
29. And O my people, I ask not of you
for it any wealth. My reward is not but from Allāh.
And I am not one to drive away those who have believed. Indeed, they will meet
their Lord, but I see that you are a people behaving ignorantly.
30. And O my people, who would
protect me from Allāh if I drove them away?
Then will you not be reminded?
31. And I do not tell you that I have
the depositories [containing the provision] of Allāh
or that I know the unseen, nor do I tell you that I am an angel, nor do I say
of those upon whom your eyes look down that Allāh
will never grant them any good. Allāh is most
knowing of what is within their souls. Indeed, I would then be among the
32. They said, “O Noah, you have
disputed us and been frequent in dispute of us. So bring us what you threaten
us, if you should be of the truthful."
33. He said, "Allāh will only bring it to you if He wills, and you
will not cause [Him] failure.
34. And my advice will not benefit
you – although I wished to advise you – If Allāh
should intend to put you in error. He is your Lord, and to Him you will be
35. Or do they say [about Prophet
Muúammad], "He invented it”? Say, “If I have invented it, then upon me is
[the consequence of] my crime; but I am innocent of what [crimes] you
36. And it was revealed to Noah that,
"No one will believe from your people except those who have already
believed, so do not be distressed by what they have been doing.
37. And construct the ship under Our
observation and Our inspiration and do not address Me concerning those who have
wronged; indeed, they are [to be] drowned."
38. And he constructed the ship, and
whenever an assembly of the eminent of his people passed by him, they ridiculed
him. He said, "If you ridicule us, then we will ridicule you just as you
39. And you are going to know who
will get a punishment that will disgrace him [on earth] and upon whom will
descend an enduring punishment [in the Hereafter]."
40. [So it was], until when Our
command came and the oven overflowed, We said, "Load upon the ship of each
[creature] two mates and your family, except those about whom the word has
preceded, and [include] whoever has believed." But none had believed with
him, except a few.
41. And [Noah] said, "Embark
therein; in the name of Allāh is its course and
its anchorage. Indeed, my Lord is Forgiving and Merciful."
42. And it sailed with them through
waves like mountains, and Noah called to his son who was apart [from them],
"O my son, come aboard with us and be not with the disbelievers."
43. [But] he said, "I will take
refuge on a mountain to protect me from the water." [Noah] said,
"There is no protector today from the decree of Allāh,
except for whom He gives mercy." And the waves came between them, and he
was among the drowned.
44. And it was said, “O earth, swallow your water, and O
sky, withhold [your rain]." And the water subsided, and the matter was
accomplished, and the ship came to rest on the [mountain of] Jūdiyy. And it was
said, "Away with the wrongdoing people."
45. And Noah called to his Lord and said, "My Lord,
indeed my son is of my family; and indeed, Your promise is true; and You are
the most just of judges!"
46. He said, "O Noah, indeed he is not of your family;
indeed, he is [one whose] work was other than righteous, so ask Me not for that
about which you have no knowledge. Indeed, I advise you, lest you be among the
47. [Noah] said, "My Lord, I seek
refuge in You from asking that of which I have no knowledge. And unless You
forgive me and have mercy upon me, I will be among the losers."
48. It was said, "O Noah, disembark in security from Us
and blessings upon you and upon nations [descending] from those with you. But
other nations [of them] We will grant enjoyment; then there will touch them
from Us a painful punishment.”
49. That is from the news of the unseen which We reveal to
you, [O Muúammad]. You knew it not, neither you nor your people, before this.
So be patient; indeed, the [best] outcome is for the righteous.
50. And to ‘Aad
[We sent] their brother Hūd. He said, "O my people, worship Allāh; you
have no deity other than Him. You are not but inventors [of falsehood].
51. O my
people, I do not ask you for it any reward. My reward is only from the one who
created me. Then will you not reason?
52. And O my people, ask forgiveness of your Lord and then
repent to Him. He will send [rain from] the sky upon you in showers and increase
you in strength [added] to your strength. And do not turn away, [being]
53. They said, "O Hūd, you have not brought us clear
evidence, and we are not ones to leave our gods on your say-so. Nor are we
believers in you.
54. We only say that some of our gods have possessed you with
evil." He said, "Indeed, I call Allāh
to witness, and witness [yourselves] that I am free from whatever you associate
55. Other than Him. So plot against me all together; then do not
give me respite.
56. Indeed, I have relied upon Allāh,
my Lord and your Lord. There is no creature but that He holds its forelock.
Indeed, my Lord is on a path [that is] straight."
57. But if they turn away, [say], "I have already conveyed
that with which I was sent to you. My Lord will give succession to a people
other than you, and you will not harm Him at all. Indeed my Lord is, over all
58. And when Our command came, We saved Hūd and those who
believed with him, by mercy from Us; and We saved them from a harsh punishment.
59. And that was ‘Aad, who rejected the signs of their Lord and
disobeyed His messengers and followed the order of every obstinate tyrant.
60. And they were [therefore] followed in this world with a
curse and [as well] on the Day of Resurrection. Unquestionably, ‘Aad denied
their Lord; then away with ‘Aad, the people of Hūd.
61. And to Thamūd [We sent] their brother êāliú. He said,
"O my people, worship Allāh; you have no
deity other than Him. He has produced you from the earth and settled you in it,
so ask forgiveness of Him and then repent to Him. Indeed, my Lord is near and
62. They said, "O êāliú, you were among us a man of promise
before this. Do you forbid us to worship what our fathers worshipped? And
indeed we are, about that to which you invite us, in disquieting doubt."
63. He said, "O my people, have you considered: if I should
be upon clear evidence from my Lord and He has given me mercy from Himself, who
would protect me from Allāh if I disobeyed Him?
So you would not increase me except in loss.
64. And O my people, this is the she-camel of Allāh – [she is] to you a sign. So let her feed upon Allāh's earth and do not touch her with harm, or you
will be taken by an impending punishment."
65. But they hamstrung her, so he said, "Enjoy yourselves
in your homes for three days. That is a promise not to be denied."
66. So when Our command came, We saved êāliú and those who
believed with him, by mercy from Us, and [saved them] from the disgrace of that
day. Indeed, it is your Lord who is the Powerful, the Exalted in Might.
67. And the shriek seized those who had wronged, and they became
within their homes [corpses] fallen prone
68. As if they had never prospered therein. Unquestionably,
Thamūd denied their Lord; then, away with Thamūd.
69. And certainly did Our messengers come to Abraham with good
tidings; they said, "Peace." He said, "Peace," and did not
delay in bringing [them] a roasted calf.
70. But when he saw their hands not reaching for it, he
distrusted them and felt from them apprehension. They said, "Fear not. We
have been sent to the people of Lot."
71. And his Wife was standing, and she smiled. Then We gave her
good tidings of Isaac and after Isaac, Jacob.
72. She said, "Woe to me! Shall I give birth while I am an
old woman and this, my husband, is an old man? Indeed, this is an amazing
73. They said, "Are you amazed at the decree of Allāh? May the mercy of Allāh
and His blessings be upon you, people of the house. Indeed, He is Praiseworthy
74. And when the fright had left Abraham and the good tidings
had reached him, he began to argue with Us concerning the people of Lot.
75. Indeed, Abraham was forbearing, grieving and [frequently]
returning [to Allāh].
76. [The angels said], "O Abraham, give up this [plea].
Indeed, the command of your Lord has come, and indeed, there will reach them a
punishment that cannot be repelled."
77. And when Our messengers, [the angels], came to Lot, he was
anguished for them and felt for them great discomfort and said, "This is a
78. And his people came hastening to him, and before [this] they
had been doing evil deeds. He said, "O my people, these are my daughters;
they are purer for you. So fear Allāh and do
not disgrace me concerning my guests. Is there not among you a man of
79. They said, "You have already known that we have not
concerning your daughters any claim, and indeed, you know what we want."
80. He said, "If only I had against you some power or could
take refuge in a strong support."
81. The angels said, "O Lot, indeed we are messengers of
your Lord; [therefore], they will never reach you. So set out with your family
during a portion of the night and let not any among you look back – except your
wife; indeed, she will be struck by that which strikes them. Indeed, their
appointment is [for] the morning. Is not the morning near?"
82. So when Our command came, We made the highest part [of the
city] its lowest and rained upon them stones of layered hard clay, [which were]
83. Marked from your Lord. And Allāh's
punishment is not from the wrongdoers [very] far.
84. And to Madyan [We sent] their brother Shu‘ayb. He said,
"O my people, worship Allāh; you have no
deity other than Him. And do not decrease from the measure and the scale.
Indeed, I see you in prosperity, but indeed, I fear for you the punishment of
an all-encompassing Day.
85. And O my people, give full measure and weight in justice and
do not deprive the people of their due and do not commit abuse on the earth,
86. What remains [lawful] from Allāh
is best for you, if you would be believers. But I am not a guardian over
87. They said, "O Shu‘ayb, does your prayer command you
that we should leave what our fathers worship or not do with our wealth what we
please? Indeed, you are the forbearing, the discerning!"
88. He said, "O my people, have you considered: if I am
upon clear evidence from my Lord and He has provided me with a good provision
from Him…? And I do not intend to differ from you in that which I have
forbidden you; I only intend reform as much as I am able. And my success is not
but through Allāh. Upon him I have relied, and
to Him I return.
89. And O my people, let not [your] dissension from me cause you
to be struck by that similar to what struck the people of Noah or the people of
Hūd or the people of êāliú. And the people of Lot are not from you far away.
90. And ask forgiveness of your Lord and then repent to Him.
Indeed, my Lord is Merciful and Affectionate."
91. They said, "O Shu‘ayb, we do not understand much of
what you say, and indeed, we consider you among us as weak. And if not for your
family, we would have stoned you [to death]; and you are not to us one
92. He said, "O my people, is my family more respected for
power by you than Allāh? But you put Him behind
your backs [in neglect]. Indeed, my Lord is encompassing of what you do.
93. And O my people, work according to your position; indeed, I
am working. You are going to know to whom will come a punishment that will
disgrace him and who is a liar. So watch; indeed, I am with you a watcher,
[awaiting the outcome]."
94. And when Our command came, We saved Shu‘ayb and those who
believed with him, by mercy from Us. And the shriek seized those who had
wronged, and they became within their homes [corpses] fallen prone
95. As if they had never prospered therein. Then, away with
Madyan as Thamūd was taken away.
96. And We did certainly send Moses with Our signs and a clear
97. To Pharaoh and his establishment, but they followed the
command of Pharaoh, and the command of Pharaoh was not [at all] discerning.
98. He will precede his people on the Day of Resurrection and
lead them into the Fire; and wretched is the place to which they are led.
99. And they were followed in this [world] with a curse and on
the Day of Resurrection. And wretched is the gift which is given.
100. That is from the news of the cities, which We relate to you;
of them, some are [still] standing and some are [as] a harvest [mowed down].
101. And We did not wrong them, but they wronged themselves. And
they were not availed at all by their gods which they invoked other than Allāh when there came the command of your Lord. And
they did not increase them in other than ruin.
102. And thus is the seizure of your Lord when He seizes the
cities while they are committing wrong. Indeed, His seizure is painful and
103. Indeed in that is a sign for those who fear the punishment
of the Hereafter. That is a Day for which the people will be collected, and
that is a Day [which will be] witnessed.
104. And We do not delay it except for a limited term.
105. The Day it comes no soul will speak except by His
permission. And among them will be the wretched and the prosperous.
106. As for those who were [destined to be] wretched, they will
be in the Fire. For them therein is [violent] exhaling and inhaling.
107. [They will be] abiding therein as long as the heavens and
the earth endure, except what your Lord should will. Indeed, your Lord is an
effecter of what He intends.
108. And as for those who were [destined to be] prosperous, they
will be in Paradise, abiding therein as long as the heavens and the earth
endure, except what your Lord should will – a bestowal uninterrupted.
109. So do not be in doubt, [O Muúammad], as to what these
[polytheists] are worshipping. They worship not except as their fathers
worshipped before. And indeed, We will give them their share undiminished.
110. And We had certainly given Moses the Scripture, but it came
under disagreement. And if not for a word that preceded from your Lord, it
would have been judged between them. And indeed they are, concerning the
Qur’ān, in disquieting doubt.
111. And indeed, each [of the believers and disbelievers] – your
Lord will fully compensate them for their deeds. Indeed, He is Acquainted with
what they do.
112. So remain on a right course as you have been commanded, [you]
and those who have turned back with you [to Allāh],
and do not transgress. Indeed, He is Seeing of what you do.
113. And do not incline toward those who do wrong, lest you be
touched by the Fire, and you would not have other than Allāh
any protectors; then you would not be helped.
114. And establish prayer at the two ends of the day and at the
approach of the night. Indeed, good deeds do away with misdeeds. That is a
reminder for those who remember.
115. And be patient, for indeed, Allāh
does not allow to be lost the reward of those who do good.
116. So why were there not among the generations before you those
of enduring discrimination forbidding corruption on earth – except a few of
those We saved from among them? But those who wronged pursued what luxury they
were given therein, and they were criminals.
117. And your Lord would not have destroyed the cities unjustly
while their people were reformers.
118. And if your Lord had willed, He could have made mankind one
community; but they will not cease to differ.
119. Except whom your Lord has given mercy, and for that He
created them. But the word of your Lord is to be fulfilled that, "I will
surely fill Hell with jinn and men all together."
120. And each [story] We relate to you from the news of the
messengers is that by which We make firm your heart. And there has come to you,
in this, the truth and an instruction and a reminder for the believers.
121. And say to those who do not believe, "Work according to
your position; indeed, we are working.
122. And wait, indeed, we are waiting."
123. And to Allāh belong the
unseen [aspects] of the heavens and the earth and to Him will be returned the
matter, all of it, so worship Him and rely upon Him. And your Lord is not
unaware of that which you do.