1. Blessed is He who sent down
the Criterion upon His Servant that he may be to the worlds a warner –
2. He to whom belongs the
dominion of the heavens and the earth and who has not taken a son and has not
had a partner in dominion and has created each thing and determined it with
they have taken besides Him gods which create nothing, while they are created,
and possess not for themselves any harm or benefit and possess not [power to
cause] death or life or resurrection.
those who disbelieve say, “This [Qur’ān] is not except a falsehood he invented,
and another people assisted him in it.” But they have committed an injustice
and a lie.
they say, “Legends of the former peoples which he has written down, and they
are dictated to him morning and afternoon.”
[O Muúammad], “It has been revealed by He who knows [every] secret within the
heavens and the earth. Indeed, He is ever Forgiving and Merciful.”
they say, “What is this messenger that eats food and walks in the markets? Why
was there not sent down to him an angel so he would be with him a warner?
[why is not] a treasure presented to him [from heaven], or does he [not] have a
garden from which he eats?” And the wrongdoers say, “You follow not but a man
affected by magic.”
how they strike for you comparisons; but they have strayed, so they cannot
[find] a way.
10. Blessed is He
who, if He willed, could have made for you [something] better than that –
gardens beneath which rivers flow – and could make for you palaces.
11. But they have
denied the Hour, and We have prepared for those who deny the Hour a Blaze.
12. When the
Hellfire sees them from a distant place, they will hear its fury and roaring.
13. And when they
are thrown into a narrow place therein bound in chains, they will cry out
thereupon for destruction.
14. [They will be
told], “Do not cry this Day for one destruction but cry for much destruction.”
15. Say, “Is that
better or the Garden of Eternity which is promised to the righteous? It will be
for them a reward and destination.
16. For them
therein is whatever they wish, [while] abiding eternally. It is ever upon your
Lord a promise [worthy to be] requested.
17. And [mention]
the Day He will gather them and that which they worship besides Allāh and will say, “Did you mislead these, My
servants, or did they [themselves] stray from the way?”
18. They will
say, “Exalted are You! It was not for us to take besides You any allies. But
You provided comforts for them and their fathers until they forgot the message
and became a people ruined.”
19. So they will
deny you, [disbelievers], in what you say, and you cannot avert [punishment] or
[find] help. And whoever commits injustice among you – We will make him taste a
20. And We did
not send before you, [O Muúammad], any of the messengers except that they ate
food and walked in the markets. And We have made some of you [people] as trial
for others – will you have patience? And ever is your Lord, Seeing.
21. And those who
do not expect the meeting with Us say, “Why were not angels sent down to us, or
[why] do we [not] see our Lord?” They have certainly become arrogant within
themselves and [become] insolent with great insolence.
22. The day they
see the angels – no good tidings will there be that day for the criminals, and
[the angels] will say, “Prevented and inaccessible.”
23. And We will
regard what they have done of deeds and make them as dust dispersed.
companions of Paradise, that Day, are [in] a better settlement and better
25. And [mention]
the Day when the heaven will split open with [emerging] clouds, and the angels
will be sent down in successive descent.
26. True sovereignty,
that Day, is for the Most Merciful. And it will be upon the disbelievers a
27. And the Day
the wrongdoer will bite on his hands [in regret] he will say, “Oh, I wish I had
taken with the Messenger a way.
28. Oh, woe to
me! I wish I had not taken that
one as a friend.
29. He led me
away from the remembrance after it had come to me. And ever is Satan, to man, a
30. And the
Messenger has said, “O my Lord, indeed my people have taken this Qur’ān as [a
31. And thus have
We made for every prophet an enemy from among the criminals. But sufficient is
your Lord as a guide and a helper.
32. And those who
disbelieve say, “Why was the Qur’ān not revealed to him all at once?” Thus [it
is] that We may strengthen thereby your heart. And We have spaced it
33. And they do
not come to you with an argument except that We bring you the truth and the
34. The ones who
are gathered on their faces to Hell – those are the worst in position and farthest
astray in [their] way.
35. And We had
certainly given Moses the Scripture and appointed with him his brother Aaron as
36. And We said,
“Go both of you to the people who have denied Our signs.” Then We destroyed
them with [complete] destruction.
37. And the
people of Noah – when they denied the messengers, We drowned them, and We made
them for mankind a sign. And We have prepared for the wrongdoers a painful
38. And [We
destroyed] ‘Aad and Thamūd and the companions of the well and many generations
39. And for each
We presented examples [as warnings], and each We destroyed with [total]
40. And they have
already come upon the town which was showered with a rain of evil. So have they
not seen it? But they are not expecting resurrection.
41. And when they
see you, [O Muúammad], they take you not except in ridicule, [saying], “Is this
the one whom Allāh has sent as a messenger?
42. He almost
would have misled us from our gods had we not been steadfast in [worship of]
them.” But they are going to know, when they see the punishment, who is
farthest astray in [his] way.
43. Have you seen
the one who takes as his god his own desire? Then would you be responsible for
44. Or do you
think that most of them hear or reason? They are not except like livestock.
Rather, they are [even] more astray in [their] way.
45. Have you not
considered your Lord – how He extends the shadow, and if He willed, He could
have made it stationary? Then We made the sun for it an indication.
46. Then We hold
it in hand for a brief grasp.
47. And it is He
who has made the night for you as clothing and sleep [a means for] rest and has
made the day a resurrection.
48. And it is He
who sends the winds as good tidings before His mercy, and We send down from the
sky pure water
49. That We may
bring to life thereby a dead land and give it as drink to those We created of
numerous livestock and men.
50. And We have certainly
distributed it among them that they might be reminded, but most of the people
refuse except disbelief.
51. And if We had
willed, We could have sent into every city a warner.
52. So do not
obey the disbelievers, and strive against them with the Qur’ān a great
53. And it is He
who has released [simultaneously] the two seas, one fresh and sweet and one
salty and bitter, and He placed between them a barrier and prohibiting
54. And it is He
who has created from water a human being and made him [a relative by] lineage
and marriage. And ever is your Lord competent [concerning creation].
55. But they
worship rather than Allāh that which does not
benefit them or harm them, and the disbeliever is ever, against his Lord, an
assistant [to Satan].
56. And We have
not sent you, [O Muúammad], except as a bringer of good tidings and a warner.
57. Say, “I do
not ask of you for it any payment – only that whoever wills might take to his
Lord a way.”
58. And rely upon
the Ever-Living who does not die, and exalt [Allāh]
with His praise. And sufficient is He to be, with the sins of His servants,
59. He who
created the heavens and the earth and what is between them in six days and then
established Himself above the Throne – the Most Merciful, so ask about Him one
60. And when it
is said to them, “Prostrate to the Most Merciful,” they say, “And what is the
Most Merciful? Should we prostrate to that which you order us?” And it
increases them in aversion.
61. Blessed is He
who has placed in the sky great stars and placed therein a [burning] lamp and
62. And it is He
who has made the night and the day in succession for whoever desires to
remember or desires gratitude.
63. And the
servants of the Most Merciful are those who walk upon the earth easily, and
when the ignorant address them [harshly], they say [words of] peace,
64. And those who
spend [part of] the night to their Lord prostrating and standing [in prayer]
65. And those who
say, “Our Lord, avert from us the punishment of Hell. Indeed, its punishment is
66. Indeed, it is
evil as a settlement and residence.”
67. And [they
are] those who, when they spend, do so not excessively or sparingly but are
ever, between that, [justly] moderate
68. And those who
do not invoke with Allāh another deity or kill
the soul which Allāh has forbidden [to be
killed], except by right, and do not commit unlawful sexual intercourse. And
whoever should do that will meet a penalty.
for him is the punishment on the Day of Resurrection, and he will abide therein
70. Except for
those who repent, believe and do righteous work. For them Allāh will replace their evil deeds with good. And
ever is Allāh Forgiving and Merciful.
71. And he who
repents and does righteousness does indeed turn to Allāh
with [accepted] repentance.
72. And [they
are] those who do not testify to falsehood, and when they pass near ill speech,
they pass by with dignity.
73. And those
who, when reminded of the verses of their Lord, do not fall upon them deaf and
74. And those who
say, “Our Lord, grant us from among our wives and offspring comfort to our eyes
and make us an example for the righteous.”
75. Those will be
awarded the Chamber for what they patiently endured, and they will be received
therein with greetings and [words of] peace.
eternally therein. Good is the settlement and residence.
77. Say, “What would
my Lord care for you if not for your supplication?” For you [disbelievers] have
denied, so your denial is going to be adherent.