1. Exalted is
He who took His Servant by night from al-Masjid al-îarām to al-Masjid al-Aq§ā,
whose surroundings We have blessed, to show him of Our signs. Indeed, He is the
Hearing, the Seeing.
2. And We gave
Moses the Scripture and made it a guidance for the Children of Israel that you
not take other than Me as Disposer of affairs,
descendants of those We carried [in the ship] with Noah. Indeed, he was a
4. And We
conveyed to the Children of Israel in the Scripture that, "You will surely
cause corruption on the earth twice, and you will surely reach [a degree of]
5. So when the
[time of] promise came for the first of them, We sent against you servants of
Ours – those of great military might, and they probed [even] into the homes,
and it was a promise fulfilled.
6. Then We
gave back to you a return victory over them. And We reinforced you with wealth
and sons and made you more numerous in manpower
7. [And said],
"If you do good, you do good for yourselves; and if you do evil, [you do
it] to yourselves." Then when the final promise came, [We sent your
enemies] to sadden your faces and to enter the temple in Jerusalem, as they
entered it the first time, and to destroy what they had taken over with [total]
8. [Then Allāh said], "It is expected, [if you repent],
that your Lord will have mercy upon you. But if you return [to sin], We will
return [to punishment]. And We have made Hell, for the disbelievers, a
this Qur’ān guides to that which is most suitable and gives good tidings to the
believers who do righteous deeds that they will have a great reward.
10. And that
those who do not believe in the Hereafter – We have prepared for them a painful
11. And man
supplicates for evil as he supplicates for good, and man is ever hasty.
12. And We have made the night and day two signs, and We
erased the sign of the night and made the sign of the day visible that you may
seek bounty from your Lord and may know the number of years and the account [of
time]. And everything We have set out in detail.
13. And [for]
every person We have imposed his fate upon his neck, and We will produce for
him on the Day of Resurrection a record which he will encounter spread open.
14. [It will be
said], "Read your record. Sufficient is yourself against you this Day as
15. Whoever is
guided is only guided for [the benefit of] his soul. And whoever errs only errs
against it. And no bearer of burdens will bear the burden of another. And never
would We punish until We sent a messenger.
16. And when We
intend to destroy a city, We command its affluent but they defiantly disobey
therein; so the word comes into effect upon it, and We destroy it with
17. And how
many have We destroyed from the generations after Noah. And sufficient is your
Lord, concerning the sins of His servants, as Acquainted and Seeing.
should desire the immediate – We hasten for him from it what We will to whom We
intend. Then We have made for him Hell, which he will [enter to] burn, censured
19. But whoever
desires the Hereafter and exerts the effort due to it while he is a believer –
it is those whose effort is ever appreciated [by Allāh].
20. To each
[category] We extend – to these and to those – from the gift of your Lord. And
never has the gift of your Lord been restricted.
21. Look how We
have favored [in provision] some of them over others. But the Hereafter is greater
in degrees [of difference] and greater in distinction.
22. Do not make
[as equal] with Allāh another deity and
[thereby] become censured and forsaken.
23. And your
Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good
treatment. Whether one or both of them reach old age [while] with you, say not
to them [so much as], "uff," and do not repel them but speak to them
a noble word.
24. And lower
to them the wing of humility out of mercy and say, "My Lord, have mercy
upon them as they brought me up [when I was] small."
25. Your Lord
is most knowing of what is within yourselves. If you should be righteous [in
intention] – then indeed He is ever, to the often returning [to Him],
26. And give
the relative his right, and [also] the poor and the traveler, and do not spend
27. Indeed, the
wasteful are brothers of the devils, and ever has Satan been to his Lord
28. And if you
[must] turn away from the needy awaiting mercy from your Lord which you expect,
then speak to them a gentle word.
29. And do not
make your hand [as] chained to your neck or extend it completely and [thereby]
become blamed and insolvent.
your Lord extends provision for whom He wills and restricts [it]. Indeed He is
ever, concerning His servants, Acquainted and Seeing.
31. And do not
kill your children for fear of poverty. We provide for them and for you.
Indeed, their killing is ever a great sin.
32. And do not
approach unlawful sexual intercourse. Indeed, it is ever an immorality and is
evil as a way.
33. And do not
kill the soul which Allāh has forbidden, except
by right. And whoever is killed unjustly – We have given his heir authority,
but let him not exceed limits in [the matter of] taking life. Indeed, he has
been supported [by the law].
34. And do not
approach the property of an orphan, except in the way that is best, until he
reaches maturity. And fulfill [every] commitment. Indeed, the commitment is
ever [that about which one will be] questioned.
35. And give
full measure when you measure, and weigh with an even balance. That is the best
[way] and best in result.
36. And do not
pursue that of which you have no knowledge. Indeed, the hearing, the sight and
the heart – about all those [one] will be questioned.
37. And do not
walk upon the earth exultantly. Indeed, you will never tear the earth [apart],
and you will never reach the mountains in height.
38. All that –
its evil is ever, in the sight of your Lord, detested.
39. That is
from what your Lord has revealed to you, [O Muúammad], of wisdom. And, [O
mankind], do not make [as equal] with Allāh
another deity, lest you be thrown into Hell, blamed and banished.
40. Then, has
your Lord chosen you for [having] sons and taken from among the angels
daughters? Indeed, you say a grave saying.
41. And We have
certainly diversified [the contents] in this Qur’ān that mankind may be
reminded, but it does not increase the disbelievers except in aversion.
42. Say, [O
Muúammad], "If there had been with Him [other] gods, as they say, then
they [each] would have sought to the Owner of the Throne a way."
43. Exalted is
He and high above what they say by great sublimity.
44. The seven
heavens and the earth and whatever is in them exalt Him. And there is not a
thing except that it exalts [Allāh] by His
praise, but you do not understand their [way of] exalting. Indeed, He is ever
Forbearing and Forgiving.
45. And when
you recite the Qur’ān, We put between you and those who do not believe in the
Hereafter a concealed partition.
46. And We have
placed over their hearts coverings, lest they understand it, and in their ears
deafness. And when you mention your Lord alone in the Qur’ān, they turn back in
47. We are most
knowing of how they listen to it when they listen to you and [of] when they are
in private conversation, when the wrongdoers say, "You follow not but a
man affected by magic."
48. Look how
they strike for you comparisons; but they have strayed, so they cannot [find] a
49. And they
say, "When we are bones and crumbled particles, will we [truly] be
resurrected as a new creation?"
"Be you stones or iron
51. Or [any]
creation of that which is great within your breasts." And they will say,
"Who will restore us?" Say, "He who brought you forth the first
time." Then they will nod their heads toward you and say, "When is
that?" Say, "Perhaps it will be soon –
52. On the Day
He will call you and you will respond with praise of Him and think that you had
not remained [in the world] except for a little."
53. And tell My
servants to say that which is best. Indeed, Satan induces [dissension] among
them. Indeed Satan is ever, to mankind, a clear enemy.
54. Your Lord
is most knowing of you. If He wills, He will have mercy upon you; or if He
wills, He will punish you. And We have not sent you, [O Muúammad], over them as
55. And your
Lord is most knowing of whoever is in the heavens and the earth. And We have
made some of the prophets exceed others [in various ways], and to David We gave
the book [of Psalms].
"Invoke those you have claimed [as gods] besides Him, for they do not
possess the [ability for] removal of adversity from you or [for its] transfer
[to someone else]."
57. Those whom
they invoke seek means of access to their Lord, [striving as to] which of them
would be nearest, and they hope for His mercy and fear His punishment. Indeed,
the punishment of your Lord is ever feared.
58. And there
is no city but that We will destroy it before the Day of Resurrection or punish
it with a severe punishment. That has ever been in the Register inscribed.
59. And nothing
has prevented Us from sending signs except that the former peoples denied them.
And We gave Thamūd the she-camel as a visible sign, but they wronged her. And
We send not the signs except as a warning.
[remember, O Muúammad], when We told you, "Indeed, your Lord has
encompassed the people." And We did not make the sight which We showed you
except as a trial for the people, as was the accursed tree [mentioned] in the
Qur’ān. And We threaten them, but it increases them not except in great
[mention] when We said to the angles, "Prostrate to Adam," and they
prostrated, except for Iblees. He said, "Should I prostrate to one You
created from clay?"
said, "Do You see this one whom You have honored above me? If You delay me
until the Day of Resurrection, I will surely destroy his descendants, except
for a few."
63. [Allāh] said, "Go, for whoever of them follows
you, indeed Hell will be the recompense of you – an ample recompense.
64. And incite
[to senselessness] whoever you can among them with your voice and assault them
with your horses and foot soldiers and become a partner in their wealth and
their children and promise them." But Satan does not promise them except
over My [believing] servants there is for you no authority. And sufficient is
your Lord as Disposer of affairs.
66. It is your
Lord who drives the ship for you through the sea that you may seek of His
bounty. Indeed, He is ever, to you, Merciful.
67. And when
adversity touches you at sea, lost are [all] those you invoke except for Him.
But when He delivers you to the land, you turn away [from Him]. And ever is man
68. Then do you
feel secure that [instead] He will not cause a part of the land to swallow you
or send against you a storm of stones? Then you would not find for yourselves
69. Or do you
feel secure that He will not send you back into the sea another time and send
upon you a hurricane of wind and drown you for what you denied? Then you would
not find for yourselves against Us an avenger.
70. And We have
certainly honored the children of Adam and carried them on the land and sea and
provided for them of the good things and preferred them over much of what We
have created, with [definite] preference.
71. [Mention, O
Muúammad], the Day We will call forth every people with their record [of
deeds]. Then whoever is given his record in his right hand – those will read
their records, and injustice will not be done to them, [even] as much as a
thread [inside the date seed].
72. And whoever
is blind in this [life] will be blind in the Hereafter and more astray in way.
73. And indeed,
they were about to tempt you away from that which We revealed to you in order
to [make] you invent about Us something else; and then they would have taken
you as a friend.
74. And if We
had not strengthened you, you would have almost inclined to them a little.
75. Then [if
you had], We would have made you taste double [punishment in] life and double
[after] death. Then you would not find for yourself against Us a helper.
76. And indeed,
they were about to drive you from the land to evict you therefrom. And then
[when they do], they will not remain [there] after you, except for a little.
77. [That is
Our] established way for those We had sent before you of Our messengers; and
you will not find in Our way any alteration.
prayer at the decline of the sun [from its meridian] until the darkness of the
night and [also] the Qur’ān of dawn. Indeed, the recitation of dawn is ever
79. And from
[part of] the night, pray with it as additional [worship] for you; it is
expected that your Lord will resurrect you to a praised station.
80. And say,
"My Lord, cause me to enter a sound entrance and to exit a sound exit and
grant me from Yourself a supporting authority."
81. And say,
"Truth has come, and falsehood has departed. Indeed is falsehood, [by
nature], ever bound to depart."
82. And We send
down of the Qur’ān that which is healing and mercy for the believers, but it
does not increase the wrongdoers except in loss.
83. And when We
bestow favor upon the disbeliever, he turns away and distances himself; and
when evil touches him, he is ever despairing.
"Each works according to his manner, but your Lord is most knowing of who
is best guided in way."
85. And they
ask you, [O Muúammad], about the soul. Say, "The soul is of the affair of
my Lord. And mankind have not been given of knowledge except a little."
86. And if We
willed, We could surely do away with that which We revealed to you. Then you
would not find for yourself concerning it an advocate against Us.
87. Except [We
have left it with you] as a mercy from your Lord. Indeed, His favor upon you
has ever been great.
"If mankind and the jinn gathered in order to produce the like of this
Qur’ān, they could not produce the like of it, even if they were to each other
89. And We have
certainly diversified for the people in this Qur’ān from every [kind] of
example, but most of the people refused [anything] except disbelief.
90. And they
say, "We will not believe you until you break open for us from the ground
91. Or [until]
you have a garden of palm tress and grapes and make rivers gush forth within
them in force [and abundance]
92. Or you make
the heaven fall upon us in fragments as you have claimed or you bring Allāh and the angels before [us]
93. Or you have
a house of gold or you ascend into the sky. And [even then], we will not
believe in your ascension until you bring down to us a book we may read."
Say, "Exalted is my Lord! Was I ever but a human messenger?"
94. And what
prevented the people from believing when guidance came to them except that they
said, "Has Allāh sent a human
"If there were upon the earth angels walking securely, We would have sent
down to them from the heaven an angel [as a] messenger."
"Sufficient is Allāh as Witness between me
and you. Indeed he is ever, concerning His servants, Acquainted and
97. And whoever
Allāh guides – he is the [rightly] guided; and
whoever He sends astray – you will never find for them protectors besides Him,
and We will gather them on the Day of Resurrection [fallen] on their faces –
blind, dumb and deaf. Their refuge is Hell; every time it subsides We increase
them in blazing fire.
98. That is
their recompense because they disbelieved in Our verses and said, "When we
are bones and crumbled particles, will we [truly] be resurrected [in] a new
99. Do they not
see that Allāh, who created the heavens and
earth, is [the one] Able to create the likes of them? And He has appointed for
them a term, about which there is no doubt. But the wrongdoers refuse
[anything] except disbelief.
100. Say [to them], "If you possessed the depositories
of the mercy of my Lord, then you would withhold out of fear of spending."
And ever has man been stingy.
101. And We had certainly given Moses nine evident signs, so
ask the Children of Israel [about] when he came to them and Pharaoh said to him,
"Indeed I think, O Moses, that you are affected by magic."
102. [Moses] said, "You have already known that none has
sent down these [signs] except the Lord of the heavens and the earth as
evidence, and indeed I think, O Pharaoh, that you are destroyed."
103. So he intended to drive them from the land, but We
drowned him and those with him all together.
104. And We said after Pharaoh to the Children of Israel,
"Dwell in the land, and when there comes the promise of the Hereafter, We
will bring you forth in [one] gathering."
105. And with the truth We have sent the Qur’ān down, and
with the truth it has descended. And We have not sent you, [O Muúammad], except
as a bringer of good tidings and a warner.
106. And [it is] a Qur’ān which We have separated [by
intervals] that you might recite it to the people over a prolonged period. And
We have sent it down progressively.
107. Say, "Believe in it or do not believe. Indeed,
those who were given knowledge before it – when it is recited to them, they
fall upon their faces in prostration,
108. And they say, "Exalted is our Lord! Indeed, the
promise of our Lord has been fulfilled."
109. And they fall upon their faces weeping, and the Qur’ān
increases them in humble submission.
110. Say, "Call upon Allāh
or call upon the Most Merciful. Whichever [name] you call – to Him belong the
best names." And do not recite [too] loudly in your prayer or [too]
quietly but seek between that an [intermediate] way.
111. And say, "Praise to Allāh,
who has not taken a son and has had no partner in [His] dominion and has no
[need of a] protector out of weakness; and glorify Him with [great]