Seen. These are the verses of the
Qur’ān and a clear Book
guidance and good tidings for the believers
establish prayer and give zakāh, and of the Hereafter they are certain [in
for those who do not believe in the Hereafter, We have made pleasing to them
their deeds, so they wander blindly.
are the ones for whom there will be the worst of punishment, and in the
Hereafter they are the greatest losers.
indeed, [O Muúammad], you receive the Qur’ān from one Wise and Knowing.
when Moses said to his family, “Indeed, I have perceived a fire. I will bring
you from there information or will bring you a burning torch that you may warm
when he came to it, he was called, “Blessed is whoever is at the fire and
whoever is around it. And exalted is Allāh,
Lord of the worlds.
Moses, indeed it is I – Allāh, the Exalted in
Might, the Wise.”
10. And [he was
told], “Throw down your staff.” But when he saw it writhing as if it were a
snake, he turned in flight and did not return. [Allāh
said], “O Moses, fear not. Indeed, in My presence the messengers do not fear.
11. Otherwise, he
who wrongs, then substitutes good after evil – indeed, I am Forgiving and
12. And put your
hand into the opening of your garment [at the breast]; it will come out white
without disease. [These are] among the nine signs [you will take] to Pharaoh
and his people. Indeed, they have been a people defiantly disobedient.”
13. But when
there came to them Our visible signs, they said, “This is obvious magic.”
14. And they
rejected them, while their [inner] selves were convinced thereof, out of
injustice and haughtiness. So see how was the end of the corrupters.
15. And We had
certainly given to David and Solomon knowledge, and they said, “Praise [is due]
to Allāh, who has favored us over many of His
16. And Solomon
inherited David. He said, “O people, we have been taught the language of birds,
and we have been given from all things. Indeed, this is evident bounty.”
17. And gathered
for Solomon were his soldiers of the jinn and men and birds, and they were
[marching] in rows.
18. Until, when
they came upon the valley of the ants, an ant said, “O ants, enter your
dwellings that you not be crushed by Solomon and his soldiers while they
19. So [Solomon]
smiled, amused at her speech, and said, “My Lord, enable me to be grateful for
Your favor which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents and to do
righteousness of which You approve. And admit me by Your mercy into [the ranks
of] Your righteous servants.”
20. And he took
attendance of the birds and said, “Why do I not see the hoopoe – or is he among
21. I will surely
punish him with a severe punishment or slaughter him unless he brings me clear
22. But the
hoopoe stayed not long and said, “I have encompassed [in knowledge] that which
you have not encompassed, and I have come to you from Sheba with certain news.
23. Indeed, I
found [there] a woman ruling them, and she has been given of all things, and
she has a great throne.
24. I found her
and her people prostrating to the sun instead of Allāh,
and Satan has made their deeds pleasing to them and averted them from [His]
way, so they are not guided,
25. [And] so they
do not prostrate to Allāh, who brings forth
what is hidden within the heavens and the earth and knows what you conceal and
what you declare –
26. Allāh – there is no deity except Him, Lord of the
said, “We will see whether you were truthful or were of the liars.
28. Take this
letter of mine and deliver it to them. Then leave them and see what [answer] they
29. She said, “O
eminent ones, indeed, to me has been delivered a noble letter.
30. Indeed, it is
from Solomon, and indeed, it reads: ‘In the name of Allāh,
the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful,
31. Be not
haughty with me but come to me in submission [as Muslims].’ ”
32. She said, “O
eminent ones, advise me in my affair. I would not decide a matter until you
witness [for] me.”
33. They said,
“We are men of strength and of great military might, but the command is yours,
so see what you will command.”
34. She said,
“Indeed kings – when they enter a city, they ruin it and render the honored of
its people humbled. And thus do they do.
35. But indeed, I
will send to them a gift and see with what [reply] the messengers will return.”
36. So when they
came to Solomon, he said, “Do you provide me with wealth? But what Allāh has given me is better than what He has given
you. Rather, it is you who rejoice in your gift.
37. Return to
them, for we will surely come to them with soldiers that they will be powerless
to encounter, and we will surely expel them therefrom in humiliation, and they
will be debased.”
said, “O assembly [of jinn], which of you will bring me her throne before they
come to me in submission?”
39. A powerful
one from among the jinn said, “I will bring it to you before you rise from your
place, and indeed, I am for this [task] strong and trustworthy.”
40. Said one who
had knowledge from the Scripture, “I will bring it to you before your glance
returns to you.” And when [Solomon] saw it placed before him, he said, “This is
from the favor of my Lord to test me whether I will be grateful or ungrateful.
And whoever is grateful – his gratitude is only for [the benefit of] himself.
And whoever is ungrateful – then indeed, my Lord is Free of need and Generous.”
41. He said,
“Disguise for her her throne; we will see whether she will be guided [to truth]
or will be of those who is not guided.”
42. So when she
arrived, it was said [to her], “Is your throne like this?” She said, “[It is]
as though it was it.” [Solomon said], “And we were given knowledge before her,
and we have been Muslims [in submission to Allāh].
43. And that
which she was worshipping other than Allāh had
averted her [from submission to Him]. Indeed, she was from a disbelieving
44. She was told,
“Enter the palace.” But when she saw it, she thought it was a body of water and
uncovered her shins [to wade through]. He said, “Indeed, it is a palace [whose
floor is] made smooth with glass.” She said, “My Lord, indeed I have wronged
myself, and I submit with Solomon to Allāh,
Lord of the worlds.”
45. And We had
certainly sent to Thamūd their brother êāliú, [saying], “Worship Allāh,” and at once they were two parties
46. He said, “O
my people, why are you impatient for evil instead of good? Why do you not seek
forgiveness of Allāh that you may receive
47. They said,
“We consider you a bad omen, you and those with you.” He said, “Your omen is
with Allāh. Rather, you are a people being
48. And there
were in the city nine family heads causing corruption in the land and not
amending [its affairs].
49. They said,
“Take a mutual oath by Allāh that we will kill
him by night, he and his family. Then we will say to his executor, ‘We did not
witness the destruction of his family, and indeed, we are truthful.’ ”
50. And they
planned a plan, and We planned a plan, while they perceived not.
51. Then look how
was the outcome of their plan – that We destroyed them and their people, all.
52. So those are
their houses, desolate because of the wrong they had done. Indeed in that is a
sign for people who know.
53. And We saved
those who believed and used to fear Allāh.
54. And [mention]
Lot, when he said to his people, “Do you commit immorality while you are
55. Do you indeed
approach men with desire instead of women? Rather, you are a people behaving
56. But the
answer of his people was not except that they said, “Expel the family of Lot
from your city. Indeed, they are people who keep themselves pure.”
57. So We saved
him and his family, except for his wife; We destined her to be of those who
58. And We rained
upon them a rain [of stones], and evil was the rain of those who were warned.
59. Say, [O
Muúammad], “Praise be to Allāh, and peace upon
His servants whom He has chosen. Is Allāh
better or what they associate with Him?”
precisely], is He [not best] who created the heavens and the earth and sent
down for you rain from the sky, causing to grow thereby gardens of joyful
beauty which you could not [otherwise] have grown the trees thereof? Is there a
deity with Allāh? [No], but they are a people
who ascribe equals [to Him].
61. Is He [not
best] who made the earth a stable ground and placed within it rivers and made
for it firmly set mountains and placed between the two seas a barrier? Is there
a deity with Allāh? [No], but most of them do
62. Is He [not
best] who responds to the desperate one when he calls upon Him and removes evil
and makes you inheritors of the earth? Is there a deity with Allāh? Little do you remember.
63. Is He [not
best] who guides you through the darknesses of the land and sea and who sends
the winds as good tidings before His mercy? Is there a deity with Allāh? High is Allāh
above whatever they associate with Him.
64. Is He [not
best] who begins creation and then repeats it and who provides for you from the
heaven and earth? Is there a deity with Allāh?
Say, “Produce your proof, if you should be truthful.”
65. Say, “None in
the heavens and earth knows the unseen except Allāh,
and they do not perceive when they will be resurrected.”
66. Rather, their
knowledge is arrested concerning the Hereafter. Rather, they are in doubt about
it. Rather, they are, concerning it, blind.
67. And those who
disbelieve say, “When we have become dust as well as our forefathers, will we
indeed be brought out [of the graves]?
68. We have been
promised this, we and our forefathers, before. This is not but legends of the
69. Say, [O
Muúammad], “Travel through the land and observe how was the end of the
70. And grieve
not over them or be in distress from what they conspire.
71. And they say,
“When is [the fulfillment of] this promise, if you should be truthful?”
72. Say, “Perhaps
it is close behind you – some of that for which you are impatient.
73. And indeed, your
Lord is full of bounty for the people, but most of them do not show gratitude.”
74. And indeed,
your Lord knows what their breasts conceal and what they declare.
75. And there is
nothing concealed within the heaven and the earth except that it is in a clear
76. Indeed, this
Qur’ān relates to the Children of Israel most of that over which they disagree.
77. And indeed,
it is guidance and mercy for the believers.
78. Indeed, your
Lord will judge between them by His [wise] judgement. And He is the Exalted in
Might, the Knowing.
79. So rely upon Allāh; indeed, you are upon the clear truth.
80. Indeed, you
will not make the dead hear, nor will you make the deaf hear the call when they
have turned their backs retreating.
81. And you cannot
guide the blind away from their error. You will only make hear those who
believe in Our verses so they are Muslims [submitting to Allāh].
82. And when the
word befalls them, We will bring forth for them a creature from the earth
speaking to them, [saying] that the people were, of Our verses, not certain [in
83. And [warn of]
the Day when We will gather from every nation a company of those who deny Our
signs, and they will be [driven] in rows
84. Until, when
they arrive [at the place of Judgement], He will say, “Did you deny My signs
while you encompassed them not in knowledge, or what [was it that] you were
85. And the
decree will befall them for the wrong they did, and they will not [be able to]
86. Do they not
see that We made the night that they may rest therein and the day giving sight?
Indeed in that are signs for a people who believe.
87. And [warn of]
the Day the Horn will be blown, and whoever is in the heavens and whoever is on
the earth will be terrified except whom Allāh
wills. And all will come to Him humbled.
88. And you see
the mountains, thinking them rigid, while they will pass as the passing of
clouds. [It is] the work of Allāh, who
perfected all things. Indeed, He is Acquainted with that which you do.
89. Whoever comes
[at Judgement] with a good deed will have better than it, and they, from the
terror of that Day, will be safe.
90. And whoever
comes with an evil deed – their faces will be overturned into the Fire, [and it
will be said], “Are you recompensed except for what you used to do?”
91. [Say, O
Muúammad], “I have only been commanded to worship the Lord of this city, who
made it sacred and to whom [belongs] all things. And I am commanded to be of
the Muslims [those who submit to Allāh]
92. And to recite
the Qur’ān.” And whoever is guided is only guided for [the benefit of] himself;
and whoever strays – say, “I am only [one] of the warners.”
93. And say, “[All] praise is [due] to Allāh. He will show you His signs, and you will recognize
them. And your Lord is not unaware of what you do.”