1. [All] praise is [due] to Allāh, to whom belongs whatever is in the heavens and
whatever is in the earth, and to Him belongs [all] praise in the Hereafter. And
He is the Wise, the Acquainted.
2. He knows what penetrates into
the earth and what emerges from it and what descends from the heaven and what
ascends therein. And He is the Merciful, the Forgiving.
3. But those who disbelieve say,
"The Hour will not come to us." Say, “Yes, by my Lord, it will surely
come to you. [Allāh is] the Knower of the
unseen." Not absent from Him is an atom's weight within the heavens or
within the earth or [what is] smaller than that or greater, except that it is
in a clear register –
4. That He may reward those who
believe and do righteous deeds. Those will have forgiveness and noble
5. But those who strive against
Our verses [seeking] to cause failure – for them will be a painful punishment
of foul nature.
6. And those who have been given
knowledge see that what is revealed to you from your Lord is the truth, and it
guides to the path of the Exalted in Might, the Praiseworthy.
7. But those who disbelieve say,
"Shall we direct you to a man who will inform you [that] when you have
disintegrated in complete disintegration, you will [then] be [recreated] in a
8. Has he invented about Allāh a lie or is there in him madness?" Rather,
they who do not believe in the Hereafter will be in the punishment and [are in]
9. Then, do they not look at
what is before them and what is behind them of the heaven and earth? If We
should will, We could cause the earth to swallow them or [could] let fall upon
them fragments from the sky. Indeed in that is a sign for every servant turning
back [to Allāh].
10. And We certainly gave David from Us
bounty. [We said], "O mountains, repeat [Our] praises with him, and the
birds [as well]." And We made pliable for him iron,
11. [Commanding him], "Make full
coats of mail and calculate [precisely] the links, and work [all of you] righteousness.
Indeed I, of what you do, am Seeing."
12. And to Solomon [We subjected] the
wind – its morning [journey was that of] a month – and its afternoon [journey
was that of] a month, and We made flow for him a spring of [liquid] copper. And
among the jinn were those who worked for him by the permission of his Lord. And
whoever deviated among them from Our command – We will make him taste of the
punishment of the Blaze.
13. They made for him what he willed of
elevated chambers, statues, bowls like reservoirs, and stationary kettles. [We
said], "Work, O family of David, in gratitude." And few of My
servants are grateful.
14. And when We decreed for Solomon
death, nothing indicated to the jinn his death except a creature of the earth
eating his staff. But when he fell, it became clear to the jinn that if they
had known the unseen, they would not have remained in humiliating punishment.
15. There was for [the tribe of] Saba’
in their dwelling place a sign: two [fields of] gardens on the right and on the
left. [They were told], "Eat from the provisions of your Lord and be
grateful to Him. A good land [have you], and a forgiving Lord."
16. But they turned away [refusing], so
We sent upon them the flood of the dam, and We replaced their two [fields of]
gardens with gardens of bitter fruit, tamarisks and something of sparse lote
17. [By] that We repaid them because
they disbelieved. And do We [thus] repay except the ungrateful?
18. And We placed between them and the
cities which We had blessed [many] visible cities. And We determined between
them the [distances of] journey, [saying], "Travel between them by night
or day in safety."
19. But [insolently] they said,
"Our Lord, lengthen the distance between our journeys," and wronged
themselves, so We made them narrations and dispersed them in total dispersion.
Indeed in that are signs for everyone patient and grateful.
20. And Iblees had already confirmed
through them his assumption, so they followed him, except for a party of
21. And he had over them no authority
except [it was decreed] that We might make evident who believes in the
Hereafter from who is thereof in doubt. And your Lord, over all things, is
22. Say, [O Muúammad], "Invoke
those you claim [as deities] besides Allāh."
They do not possess an atom's weight [of ability] in the heavens or on the
earth, and they do not have therein any partnership [with Him], nor is there
for Him from among them any assistant.
23. And intercession does not benefit
with Him except for one whom He permits. [And those wait] until, when terror is
removed from their hearts, they will say [to one another], "What has your
Lord said?" They will say, "The truth." And He is the Most High,
24. Say, "Who provides for you
from the heavens and the earth?" Say, "Allāh.
And indeed, we or you are either upon guidance or in clear error."
25. Say, "You will not be asked
about what we committed, and we will not be asked about what you do."
26. Say, "Our Lord will bring us
together; then He will judge between us in truth. And He is the Knowing
27. Say, "Show me those whom you
have attached to Him as partners. No! Rather, He [alone] is Allāh, the Exalted in Might, the Wise."
28. And We have not sent you except
comprehensively to mankind as a bringer of good tidings and a warner. But most
of the people do not know.
29. And they say, "When is this
promise, if you should be truthful?"
30. Say, "For you is the
appointment of a Day [when] you will not remain thereafter an hour, nor will
you precede [it]."
31. And those who disbelieve say,
"We will never believe in this Qur’ān nor in that before it." But if
you could see when the wrongdoers are made to stand before their Lord, refuting
each other's words… Those who were oppressed will say to those who were
arrogant, "If not for you, we would have been believers."
32. Those who were arrogant will say to
those who were oppressed, "Did we avert you from guidance after it had
come to you? Rather, you were criminals."
33. Those who were oppressed will say
to those who were arrogant, "Rather, [it was your] conspiracy of night and
day when you were ordering us to disbelieve in Allāh
and attribute to Him equals." But they will [all] confide regret when they
see the punishment; and We will put shackles on the necks of those who
disbelieved. Will they be recompensed except for what they used to do?
34. And We did not send into a city any
warner except that its affluent said, "Indeed we, in that with which you
were sent, are disbelievers."
35. And they said, "We are more
[than the believers] in wealth and children, and we are not to be
36. Say, “Indeed, my Lord extends provision
for whom He wills and restricts [it], but most of the people do not know."
37. And it is not your wealth or your
children that bring you nearer to Us in position, but it is [by being] one who
has believed and done righteousness. For them there will be the double reward
for what they did, and they will be in the upper chambers [of Paradise], safe
38. And the ones who strive against Our
verses to cause [them] failure – those will be brought into the punishment [to
39. Say, "Indeed, my Lord extends
provision for whom He wills of His servants and restricts [it] for him. But
whatever thing you spend [in His cause] – He will compensate it; and He is the
best of providers."
40. And [mention] the Day when He will
gather them all and then say to the angels, "Did these [people] used to
41. They will say, "Exalted are
You! You, [O Allāh], are our benefactor not
them. Rather, they used to worship the jinn; most of them were believers in
42. But today you do not hold for one
another [the power of] benefit or harm, and We will say to those who wronged,
"Taste the punishment of the Fire, which you used to deny."
43. And when our verses are recited to
them as clear evidences, they say, "This is not but a man who wishes to
avert you from that which your fathers were worshipping." And they say,
"This is not except a lie invented." And those who disbelieve say of
the truth when it has come to them, "This is not but obvious magic."
44. And We had not given them any scriptures
which they could study, and We had not sent to them before you, [O Muúammad], any warner.
45. And those before them denied, and
the people of Makkah have not attained a tenth of what We had given them. But
the former peoples denied My messengers, so how [terrible] was My reproach.
46. Say, "I only advise you of one
[thing] – that you stand for Allāh, [seeking
truth] in pairs and individually, and then give thought." There is not in
your companion any madness. He is only a warner to you before a severe
47. Say, "Whatever payment I might
have asked of you – it is yours. My payment is only from Allāh, and He is, over all things, Witness."
48. Say, "Indeed, my Lord projects
the truth. Knower of the unseen."
49. Say, "The truth has come, and
falsehood can neither begin [anything] nor repeat [it]."
50. Say, "If I should err, I would
only err against myself. But if I am guided, it is by what my Lord reveals to
me. Indeed, He is Hearing and near."
51. And if you could see when they are
terrified but there is no escape, and they will be seized from a place nearby.
52. And they will [then] say, "We
believe in it!" But how for them will be the taking [of faith] from a
place far away?
they had already disbelieved in it before and would assault the unseen from a
place far away.
54. And prevention will be placed between
them and what they desire, as was done with their kind before. Indeed, they
were in disquieting denial.