1. The command of Allāh is coming, so be not impatient for it. Exalted
is He and high above what they associate with Him.
sends down the angels, with the inspiration of His command, upon whom He wills
of His servants, [telling them], "Warn that there is no deity except Me;
so fear Me."
created the heavens and earth in truth. High is He above what they associate
created man from a sperm-drop; then at once, he is a clear adversary.
the grazing livestock He has created for you; in them is warmth and [numerous]
benefits, and from them you eat.
for you in them is [the enjoyment of] beauty when you bring them in [for the
evening] and when you send them out [to pasture].
they carry your loads to a land you could not have reached except with
difficulty to yourselves. Indeed, your Lord is Kind and Merciful.
[He created] the horses, mules and donkeys for you to ride and [as] adornment.
And He creates that which you do not know.
upon Allāh is the direction of the [right] way,
and among the various paths are those deviating. And if He willed, He could
have guided you all.
is He who sends down rain from the sky; from it is drink and from it is foliage
in which you pasture [animals].
causes to grow for you thereby the crops, olives, palm trees, grapevines, and
from all the fruits. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who give thought.
He has subjected for you the night and day and the sun and moon, and the stars
are subjected by His command. Indeed in that are signs for a people who reason.
[He has subjected] whatever He multiplied for you on the earth of varying
colors. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who remember.
it is He who subjected the sea for you to eat from it tender meat and to
extract from it ornaments which you wear. And you see the ships plowing through
it, and [He subjected it] that you may seek of His bounty; and perhaps you will
He has cast into the earth firmly set mountains, lest it shift with you, and
[made] rivers and roads, that you may be guided,
landmarks. And by the stars they are [also] guided.
is He who creates like one who does not create? So will you not be reminded?
if you should count the favors of Allāh, you
could not enumerate them. Indeed, Allāh is
Forgiving and Merciful.
Allāh knows what you conceal and what you
those they invoke other than Allāh create
nothing, and they [themselves] are created.
are, [in fact], dead, not alive, and they do not perceive when they will be
god is one God. But those who do not believe in the Hereafter – their hearts
are disapproving, and they are arrogant.
Allāh knows what they conceal and what they
declare. Indeed, He does not like the arrogant.
when it is said to them, "What has your Lord sent down?" They say,
"Legends of the former peoples,"
they may bear their own burdens in full on the Day of Resurrection and some of
the burdens of those whom they misguide without knowledge. Unquestionably, evil
is that which they bear.
before them had already plotted, but Allāh came
at their building from the foundations, so the roof fell upon them from above
them, and the punishment came to them from where they did not perceive.
on the Day of Resurrection He will disgrace them and say, "Where are My
'partners' for whom you used to oppose [the believers]?" Those who were
given knowledge will say, "Indeed disgrace, this Day, and evil are upon
the disbelievers" –
ones whom the angels take in death [while] wronging themselves, and [who] then
offer submission, [saying], "We were not doing any evil." But, yes!
Indeed, Allāh is Knowing of what you used to
enter the gates of Hell to abide eternally therein, and how wretched is the
residence of the arrogant.
it will be said to those who feared Allāh,
"What did your Lord send down?" They will say, "[That which is]
good." For those who do good in this world is good; and the home of the
Hereafter is better. And how excellent is the home of the righteous –
of perpetual residence, which they will enter, beneath which rivers flow. They
will have therein whatever they wish. Thus does Allāh
reward the righteous –
ones whom the angels take in death, [being] good and pure; [the angels] will
say, "Peace be upon you. Enter Paradise for what you used to do."
the disbelievers await [anything] except that the angels should come to them or
there comes the command of your Lord? Thus did those do before them. And Allāh wronged them not, but they had been wronging
they were struck by the evil consequences of what they did and were enveloped
by what they used to ridicule.
those who associate others with Allāh say,
"If Allāh had willed, we would not have
worshipped anything other than Him, neither we nor our fathers, nor would we
have forbidden anything through other than Him." Thus did those do before
them. So is there upon the messengers except [the duty of] clear notification?
We certainly sent into every nation a messenger, [saying], "Worship Allāh and avoid ‹āghūt." And among them were
those whom Allāh guided, and among them were
those upon whom error was [deservedly] decreed. So proceed through the earth
and observe how was the end of the deniers.
if you should strive for their guidance, [O Muúammad], indeed, Allāh does not guide those He sends astray, and they
will have no helpers.
they swear by Allāh their strongest oaths
[that] Allāh will not resurrect one who dies.
But yes – [it is] a true promise [binding] upon Him, but most of the people do
is] so He will make clear to them [the truth of] that wherein they differ and
so those who have disbelieved may know that they were liars.
Our word to a thing when We intend it is but that We say to it, "Be,"
and it is.
those who emigrated for [the cause of] Allāh
after they had been wronged – We will surely settle them in this world in a
good place; but the reward of the Hereafter is greater, if only they could
are] those who endured patiently and upon their Lord relied.
We sent not before you except men to whom We revealed [Our message]. So ask the
people of the message if you do not know.
sent them] with clear proofs and written ordinances. And We revealed to you the
message that you may make clear to the people what was sent down to them and
that they might give thought.
do those who have planned evil deeds feel secure that Allāh
will not cause the earth to swallow them or that the punishment will not come
upon them from where they do not perceive?
that He would not seize them during their [usual] activity, and they could not
that He would not seize them gradually [in a state of dread]? But indeed, your
Lord is Kind and Merciful.
they not considered what things Allāh has
created? Their shadows incline to the right and to the left, prostrating to Allāh, while they are humble.
to Allāh prostrates whatever is in the heavens
and whatever is on the earth of creatures, and the angels [as well], and they
are not arrogant.
fear their Lord above them, and they do what they are commanded.
Allāh has said, "Do not take for
yourselves two deities. He is but one God, so fear only Me."
to Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and the earth, and to Him is [due]
worship constantly. Then is it other than Allāh
that you fear?
whatever you have of favor – it is from Allāh.
Then when adversity touches you, to Him you cry for help.
when He removes the adversity from you, at once a party of you associates
others with their Lord
they will deny what We have given them. Then enjoy yourselves, for you are
going to know.
they assign to what they do not know a portion of that which We have provided
them. By Allāh, you will surely be questioned
about what you used to invent.
they attribute to Allāh daughters – exalted is
He – and for them is what they desire.
when one of them is informed of [the birth of] a female, his face becomes dark,
and he suppresses grief.
hides himself from the people because of the ill of which he has been informed.
Should he keep it in humiliation or bury it in the ground? Unquestionably, evil
is what they decide.
those who do not believe in the Hereafter is the description of evil; and for Allāh is the highest attribute. And He is Exalted in
Might, the Wise.
if Allāh were to impose blame on the people for
their wrongdoing, He would not have left upon the earth any creature, but He
defers them for a specified term. And when their term has come, they will not
remain behind an hour, nor will they precede [it].
they attribute to Allāh that which they
dislike, and their tongues assert the lie that they will have the best [from
Him]. Assuredly, they will have the Fire, and they will be [therein] neglected.
Allāh, We did certainly send [messengers] to
nations before you, but Satan made their deeds attractive to them. And he is
the disbelievers’ ally today [as well], and they will have a painful
We have not revealed to you the Book, [O Muúammad], except for you to make
clear to them that wherein they have differed and as guidance and mercy for a
people who believe.
Allāh has sent down rain from the sky and given
life thereby to the earth after its lifelessness. Indeed in that is a sign for
a people who listen.
indeed, for you in grazing livestock is a lesson. We give you drink from what
is in their bellies – between excretion and blood – pure milk, palatable to
from the fruits of the palm trees and grapevines you take intoxicant and good
provision. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who reason.
your Lord inspired to the bee, "Take for yourself among the mountains,
houses, and among the trees and [in] that which they construct.
eat from all the fruits and follow the ways of your Lord laid down [for
you]." There emerges from their bellies a drink, varying in colors, in
which there is healing for people. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who
Allāh created you; then He will take you in
death. And among you is he who is reversed to the most decrepit [old] age so
that he will not know, after [having had] knowledge, a thing. Indeed, Allāh is Knowing and Competent.
Allāh has favored some of you over others in
provision. But those who were favored would not hand over their provision to
those whom their right hands possess so they would be equal to them therein.
Then is it the favor of Allāh they reject?
Allāh has made for you from yourselves mates
and has made for you from your mates sons and grandchildren and has provided
for you from the good things. Then in falsehood do they believe and in the
favor of Allāh they disbelieve?
they worship besides Allāh that which does not
possess for them [the power of] provision from the heavens and the earth at
all, and [in fact], they are unable.
do not assert similarities to Allāh. Indeed, Allāh knows and you do not know.
75. Allāh presents an example: a slave [who is] owned and
unable to do a thing and he to whom We have provided from Us good provision, so
he spends from it secretly and publicly. Can they be equal? Praise to Allāh! But most of them do not know.
Allāh presents an example of two men, one of
them dumb and unable to do a thing, while he is a burden to his guardian.
Wherever he directs him, he brings no good. Is he equal to one who commands
justice, while he is on a straight path?
to Allāh belongs the unseen [aspects] of the
heavens and the earth. And the command for the Hour is not but as a glance of
the eye or even nearer. Indeed, Allāh is over
all things competent.
Allāh has extracted you from the wombs of your
mothers not knowing a thing, and He made for you hearing and vision and
intellect that perhaps you would be grateful.
they not see the birds controlled in the atmosphere of the sky? None holds them
up except Allāh. Indeed in that are signs for a
people who believe.
Allāh has made for you from your homes a place
of rest and made for you from the hides of the animals tents which you find
light on your day of travel and your day of encampment; and from their wool,
fur and hair is furnishing and enjoyment for a time.
Allāh has made for you, from that which He has
created, shadows and has made for you from the mountains, shelters and has made
for you garments which protect you from the heat and garments which protect you
from your [enemy in] battle. Thus does He complete His favor upon you that you
might submit [to Him].
if they turn away, [O Muúammad] – then only upon you is [responsibility for]
recognize the favor of Allāh; then they deny
it. And most of them are disbelievers.
[mention] the Day when We will resurrect from every nation a witness. Then it
will not be permitted to the disbelievers [to apologize or make excuses], nor
will they be asked to appease [Allāh].
when those who wronged see the punishment, it will not be lightened for them,
nor will they be reprieved.
when those who associated others with Allāh see
their "partners," they will say," Our Lord, these are our
partners [to You] whom we used to invoke besides You." But they will throw
at them the statement, "Indeed, you are liars."
they will impart to Allāh that Day [their]
submission, and lost from them is what they used to invent.
who disbelieved and averted [others] from the way of Allāh
– We will increase them in punishment over [their] punishment for what
corruption they were causing.
[mention] the Day when We will resurrect among every nation a witness over them
from themselves. And We will bring you, [O Muúammad], as a witness over your
nation. And We have sent down to you the Book as clarification for all things
and as guidance and mercy and good tidings for the Muslims.
Allāh orders justice and good conduct and
giving to relatives and forbids immorality and bad conduct and oppression. He
admonishes you that perhaps you will be reminded.
fulfill the covenant of Allāh when you have
taken it, [O believers], and do not break oaths after their confirmation while
you have made Allāh, over you, a witness.
Indeed, Allāh knows what you do.
do not be like she who untwisted her spun thread after it was strong [by]
taking your oaths as [means of] deceit between you because one community is
more plentiful [in number or wealth] than another community. Allāh only tries you thereby. And He will surely make
clear to you on the Day of Resurrection that over which you used to differ.
if Allāh had willed, He could have made you
[of] one religion, but He causes to stray whom He wills and guides whom He
wills. And you will surely be questioned about what you used to do.
do not take your oaths as [means of] deceit between you, lest a foot slip after
it was [once] firm, and you would taste evil [in this world] for what [people]
you diverted from the way of Allāh, and you
would have [in the Hereafter] a great punishment.
do not exchange the covenant of Allāh for a
small price. Indeed, what is with Allāh is best
for you, if only you could know.
you have will end, but what Allāh has is lasting.
And We will surely give those who were patient their reward according to the
best of what they used to do.
does righteousness, whether male or female, while he is a believer – We will
surely cause him to live a good life, and We will surely give them their reward
[in the Hereafter] according to the best of what they used to do.
when you recite the Qur’ān, [first] seek refuge in Allāh
from Satan, the expelled [from His mercy].
there is for him no authority over those who have believed and rely upon their
authority is only over those who take him as an ally and those who through him
associate others with Allāh.
when We substitute a verse in place of a verse – and Allāh
is most knowing of what He sends down – they say, "You, [O Muúammad], are
but an inventor [of lies]." But most of them do not know.
[O Muúammad], "The Pure Spirit has brought it down from your Lord in truth
to make firm those who believe and as guidance and good tidings to the
We certainly know that they say, "It is only a human being who teaches the
Prophet." The tongue of the one they refer to is foreign, and this Qur’ān
is [in] a clear Arabic language.
those who do not believe in the verses of Allāh
– Allāh will not guide them, and for them is a
only invent falsehood who do not believe in the verses of Allāh, and it is those who are the liars.
disbelieves in Allāh after his belief… except
for one who is forced [to renounce his religion] while his heart is secure in
faith. But those who [willingly] open their breasts to disbelief, upon them is
wrath from Allāh, and for them is a great
is because they preferred the worldly life over the Hereafter and that Allāh does not guide the disbelieving people.
are the ones over whose hearts and hearing and vision Allāh
has sealed, and it is those who are the heedless.
it is they, in the Hereafter, who will be the losers.
indeed your Lord, to those who emigrated after they had been compelled [to
renounce their religion] and thereafter fought [for the cause of Allāh] and were patient – indeed, your Lord, after
that, is Forgiving and Merciful
the Day when every soul will come disputing for itself, and every soul will be
fully compensated for what it did, and they will not be wronged.
Allāh presents an example: a city which was
safe and secure, its provision coming to it in abundance from every location,
but it denied the favors of Allāh. So Allāh made it taste the envelopment of hunger and fear
for what they had been doing.
there had certainly come to them a Messenger from among themselves, but they
denied him; so punishment overtook them while they were wrongdoers.
eat of what Allāh has provided for you [which
is] lawful and good. And be grateful for the favor of Allāh,
if it is [indeed] Him that you worship.
has only forbidden to you dead animals, blood, the flesh of swine, and that
which has been dedicated to other than Allāh.
But whoever is forced [by necessity], neither desiring [it] nor transgressing
[its limit] – then indeed, Allāh is Forgiving
do not say about what your tongues assert of untruth, "This is lawful and
this is unlawful," to invent falsehood about Allāh.
Indeed, those who invent falsehood about Allāh
will not succeed.
is but] a brief enjoyment, and they will have a painful punishment.
to those who are Jews We have prohibited that which We related to you before.
And We did not wrong them [thereby], but they were wronging themselves.
indeed your Lord, to those who have done wrong out of ignorance and then repent
after that and correct themselves – indeed, your Lord, thereafter, is Forgiving
Abraham was a [comprehensive] leader, devoutly obedient to Allāh, inclining toward truth, and he was not of
those who associate others with Allāh.
was] grateful for His favors. Allāh chose him
and guided him to a straight path.
We gave him good in this world, and indeed, in the Hereafter he will be among
We revealed to you, [O Muúammad], to follow the religion of Abraham, inclining
toward truth; and he was not of those who associate with Allāh.
sabbath was only appointed for those who differed over it. And indeed, your
Lord will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that over
which they used to differ.
to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good instruction, and argue with them
in a way that is best.
Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of who has strayed from His way, and
He is most knowing of who is [rightly] guided.
126. And if you punish [an enemy, O believers],
punish with an equivalent of that with which you were harmed. But if you are
patient – it is better for those who are patient.
be patient, [O Muúammad], and your patience is not but through Allāh. And do not grieve over them and do not be in
distress over what they conspire.
Allāh is with those who fear Him and those who
are doers of good.