O mankind, fear your Lord.
Indeed, the convulsion of the [final] Hour is a terrible thing.
On the Day you see it every
nursing mother will be distracted from that [child] she was nursing, and every
pregnant woman will abort her pregnancy, and you will see the people
[appearing] intoxicated while they are not intoxicated; but the punishment of Allāh is severe.
And of the people is he who
disputes about Allāh without knowledge and
follows every rebellious devil.
It has been decreed for every
devil that whoever turns to him – he will misguide him and will lead him to the
punishment of the Blaze.
O People, if you should be in doubt
about the Resurrection, then [consider that] indeed, We created you from dust,
then from a sperm-drop, then from a clinging clot, and then from a lump of
flesh, formed and unformed – that We may show you. And We settle in the wombs
whom We will for a specified term, then We bring you out as a child, and then
[We develop you] that you may reach your [time of] maturity. And among you is
he who is taken in [early] death, and among you is he who is returned to the
most decrepit [old] age so that he knows, after [once having] knowledge,
nothing. And you see the earth barren, but when We send down upon it rain, it
quivers and swells and grows [something] of every beautiful kind.
That is because Allāh is the Truth and because He gives life to the
dead and because He is over all things competent
And [that they may know] that the
Hour is coming – no doubt about it – and that Allāh
will resurrect those in the graves.
And of the people is he who disputes
about Allāh without knowledge or guidance or an
enlightening book [from Him],
Twisting his neck [in arrogance]
to mislead [people] from the way of Allāh. For
him in the world is disgrace, and We will make him taste on the Day of
Resurrection the punishment of the Burning Fire [while it is said],
“That is for what your hands have
put forth and because Allāh is not ever unjust
to [His] servants.”
And of the people is he who
worships Allāh on an edge. If he is touched by
good, he is reassured by it; but if he is struck by trial, he turns on his face
[to the other direction]. He has lost [this] world and the Hereafter. That is
what is the manifest loss.
He invokes instead of Allāh that which neither harms him nor benefits him.
That is what is the extreme error.
He invokes one whose harm is
closer than his benefit – how wretched the protector and how wretched the
will admit those who believe and do righteous deeds to gardens beneath which
rivers flow. Indeed, Allāh does what He
Whoever should think that Allāh will not support [Prophet Muúammad] in this
world and the Hereafter – let him extend a rope to the ceiling, then cut off
[his breath], and let him see: will his effort remove that which enrages [him]?
And thus have We sent the Qur’ān
down as verses of clear evidence and because Allāh
guides whom He intends.
Indeed, those who have believed
and those who were Jews and the Sabeans and the Christians and the Magians and
those who associated with Allāh – Allāh will judge between them on the Day of
Resurrection. Indeed Allāh is, over all things,
Do you not see that to Allāh prostrates whoever is in the heavens and
whoever is on the earth and the sun, the moon, the stars, the mountains, the
trees, the moving creatures and many of the people? But upon many the
punishment has been justified. And he whom Allāh
humiliates – for him there is no bestower of honor. Indeed, Allāh does what He wills.
These are two adversaries who
have disputed over their Lord. But those who disbelieved will have cut out for
them garments of fire. Poured upon their heads will be scalding water
By which is melted that within
their bellies and [their] skins.
And for [striking] them are maces
Every time they want to get out
of Hellfire from anguish, they will be returned to it, and [it will be said],
“Taste the punishment of the Burning Fire!”
will admit those who believe and do righteous deeds to gardens beneath which
rivers flow. They will be adorned therein with bracelets of gold and pearl, and
their garments therein will be silk.
And they had been guided [in
worldly life] to good speech, and they were guided to the path of the
Indeed, those who have
disbelieved and avert [people] from the way of Allāh
and [from] al-Masjid al-îarām, which We made for the people – equal are the
resident therein and one from outside; and [also] whoever intends [a deed]
therein of deviation [in religion] or wrongdoing – We will make him taste of a
And [mention, O Muúammad], when
We designated for Abraham the site of the House, [saying], “Do not associate
anything with Me and purify My House for those who perform ‹awāf and those who
stand [in prayer] and those who bow and prostrate.
And proclaim to the people the
úajj [pilgrimage]; they will come to you on foot and on every lean camel; they
will come from every distant pass –
That they may witness benefits
for themselves and mention the name of Allāh on
known days over what He has provided for them of [sacrificial] animals. So eat
of them and feed the miserable and poor.
Then let them end their
untidiness and fulfill their vows and perform ‹awāf around the ancient House.”
That [has been commanded], and
whoever honors the sacred ordinances of Allāh –
it is best for him in the sight of his Lord. And permitted to you are the
grazing livestock, except what is recited to you. So avoid the uncleanliness of
idols and avoid false statement,
Inclining [only] to Allāh, not associating [anything] with Him. And he
who associates with Allāh – it is as though he
had fallen from the sky and was snatched by the birds or the wind carried him
down into a remote place.
That [is so]. And whoever honors
the symbols of Allāh – indeed, it is from the
piety of hearts.
For you the animals marked for
sacrifice are benefits for a specified term; then their place of sacrifice is
at the ancient House.
And for all religion We have
appointed a rite [of sacrifice] that they may mention the name of Allāh over what He has provided for them of
[sacrificial] animals. For your god is one God, so to Him submit. And, [O
Muúammad], give good tidings to the humble [before their Lord]
Who, when Allāh is mentioned, their hearts are fearful, and [to] the patient
over what has afflicted them, and the establishers of prayer and those who
spend from what We have provided them.
And the camels and cattle We have
appointed for you as among the symbols of Allāh;
for you therein is good. So mention the name of Allāh
upon them when lined up [for sacrifice]; and when they are [lifeless] on their
sides, then eat from them and feed the needy and the beggar. Thus have We
subjected them to you that you may be grateful.
Their meat will not reach Allāh, nor will their blood, but what reaches Him is
piety from you. Thus have We subjected them to you that you may glorify Allāh for that [to] which He has guided you; and give
good tidings to the doers of good.
defends those who have believed. Indeed, Allāh
does not like everyone treacherous and ungrateful.
Permission [to fight] has been
given to those who are being fought, because they were wronged. And indeed, Allāh is competent to give them victory.
[They are] those who have been
evicted from their homes without right – only because they say, “Our Lord is Allāh.” And were it not that Allāh
checks the people, some by means of others, there would have been demolished
monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques in which the name of Allāh is much mentioned. And Allāh
will surely support those who support Him. Indeed, Allāh
is Powerful and Exalted in Might.
[And they are] those who, if We
give them authority in the land, establish prayer and give zakāh and enjoin
what is right and forbid what is wrong. And to Allāh
belongs the outcome of [all] matters.
And if they deny you, [O
Muúammad] – so, before them, did the people of Noah and ‘Aad and Thamūd deny
And the people of Abraham and the
people of Lot
And the inhabitants of Madyan.
And Moses was denied, so I prolonged enjoyment for the disbelievers; then I
seized them, and how [terrible] was My reproach.
And how many a city did We
destroy while it was committing wrong – so it is [now] fallen into ruin – and
[how many] an abandoned well and [how many] a lofty palace.
So have they not traveled through
the earth and have hearts by which to reason and ears by which to hear? For
indeed, it is not eyes that are blinded, but blinded are the hearts which are
within the breasts.
And they urge you to hasten the
punishment. But Allāh will never fail in His
promise. And indeed, a day with your Lord is like a thousand years of those
which you count.
And for how many a city did I
prolong enjoyment while it was committing wrong. Then I seized it, and to Me is
the [final] destination.
Say, “O people, I am only to you
a clear warner.”
And those who have believed and
done righteous deeds – for them is forgiveness and noble provision.
But the ones who strove against
Our verses, [seeking] to cause failure – those are the companions of Hellfire.
And We did not send before you
any messenger or prophet except that when he spoke [or recited], Satan threw
into it [some misunderstanding]. But Allāh
abolishes that which Satan throws in; then Allāh
makes precise His verses. And Allāh is Knowing
[That is] so He may make what
Satan throws in a trial for those within whose hearts is disease and those hard
of heart. And indeed, the wrongdoers are in extreme dissension.
And so those who were given
knowledge may know that it is the truth from your Lord and [therefore] believe
in it, and their hearts humbly submit to it. And indeed is Allāh the Guide of those who have believed to a
But those who disbelieve will not
cease to be in doubt of it until the Hour comes upon them unexpectedly or there
comes to them the punishment of a barren Day.
[All] sovereignty that Day is for
Allāh; He will judge between them. So they who
believed and did righteous deeds will be in the Gardens of Pleasure.
And they who disbelieved and
denied Our signs – for those there will be a humiliating punishment.
And those who emigrated for the
cause of Allāh and then were killed or died – Allāh will surely provide for them a good provision.
And indeed, it is Allāh who is the best of
He will surely cause them to
enter an entrance with which they will be pleased, and indeed, Allāh is Knowing and Forbearing.
That [is so]. And whoever
responds [to injustice] with the equivalent of that with which he was harmed
and then is tyrannized – Allāh will surely aid
him. Indeed, Allāh is Pardoning and Forgiving.
That is because Allāh causes the night to enter the day and causes
the day to enter the night and because Allāh is
Hearing and Seeing.
That is because Allāh is the Truth, and that which they call upon
other than Him is falsehood, and because Allāh
is the Most High, the Grand.
Do you not see that Allāh has sent down rain from the sky and the earth
becomes green? Indeed, Allāh is Subtle and
To Him belongs what is in the
heavens and what is on the earth. And indeed, Allāh
is the Free of need, the Praiseworthy.
Do you not see that Allāh has subjected to you whatever is on the earth
and the ships which run through the sea by His command? And He restrains the
sky from falling upon the earth, unless by His permission. Indeed Allāh, to the people, is Kind and Merciful.
And He is the one who gave you
life; then He causes you to die and then will [again] give you life. Indeed,
mankind is ungrateful.
For every religion We have
appointed rites which they perform. So, [O Muúammad], let the disbelievers not
contend with you over the matter but invite them to your Lord. Indeed, you are
upon straight guidance.
And if they dispute with you,
then say, “Allāh is most knowing of what you
Allāh will judge between you on the Day of Resurrection
concerning that over which you used to differ.”
Do you not know that Allāh knows what is in the heaven and earth? Indeed,
that is in a Record. Indeed that, for Allāh, is
And they worship besides Allāh that for which He has not sent down authority
and that of which they have no knowledge. And there will not be for the
wrongdoers any helper.
And when Our verses are recited
to them as clear evidences, you recognize in the faces of those who disbelieve
disapproval. They are almost on the verge of assaulting those who recite to
them Our verses. Say, “Then shall I inform you of [what is] worse than that?
[It is] the Fire which Allāh has promised those
who disbelieve, and wretched is the destination.”
O people, an example is
presented, so listen to it. Indeed, those you invoke besides Allāh will never create [as much as] a fly, even if
they gathered together for that purpose. And if the fly should steal away from
them a [tiny] thing, they could not recover it from him. Weak are the pursuer
They have not appraised Allāh with true appraisal. Indeed, Allāh is Powerful and Exalted in Might.
Allāh chooses from the angels messengers and from the people. Indeed,
Allāh is Hearing and Seeing.
He knows what is [presently]
before them and what will be after them. And to Allāh
will be returned [all] matters.
O you who have believed, bow and
prostrate and worship your Lord and do good – that you may succeed.
And strive for Allāh with the striving due to Him. He has chosen you
and has not placed upon you in the religion any difficulty. [It is] the
religion of your father, Abraham. Allāh named
you “Muslims” before [in former scriptures] and in this [revelation] that the
Messenger may be a witness over you and you may be witnesses over the people.
So establish prayer and give zakāh and hold fast to Allāh.
He is your protector; and excellent is the protector, and excellent is the