1. îā, Meem.
revelation of the Book is from Allāh, the
Exalted in Might, the Knowing.
forgiver of sin, acceptor of repentance, severe in punishment, owner of
abundance. There is no deity except Him; to Him is the destination.
one disputes concerning the signs of Allāh
except those who disbelieve, so be not deceived by their [uninhibited] movement
throughout the land.
people of Noah denied before them and the [disbelieving] factions after them,
and every nation intended [a plot] for their messenger to seize him, and they
disputed by [using] falsehood to [attempt to] invalidate thereby the truth. So
I seized them, and how [terrible] was My penalty.
thus has the word of your Lord come into effect upon those who disbelieved that
they are companions of the Fire.
[angels] who carry the Throne and those around it exalt [Allāh] with praise of their Lord and believe in Him
and ask forgiveness for those who have believed, [saying], "Our Lord, You
have encompassed all things in mercy and knowledge, so forgive those who have
repented and followed Your way and protect them from the punishment of
Lord, and admit them to gardens of perpetual residence which You have promised
them and whoever was righteous among their fathers, their spouses and their
offspring. Indeed, it is You who is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.
protect them from the evil consequences [of their deeds]. And he whom You
protect from evil consequences that Day – You will have given him mercy. And that is the great attainment."
those who disbelieve will be addressed, "The hatred of Allāh for you was [even] greater than your hatred of
yourselves [this Day in Hell] when you were invited to faith, but you
will say, "Our Lord, You made us lifeless twice and gave us life twice,
and we have confessed our sins. So
is there to an exit any way?"
will be told], "That is because, when Allāh
was called upon alone, you disbelieved; but if others were associated with Him,
you believed. So the judgement is with Allāh,
the Most High, the Grand."
is He who shows you His signs and sends down to you from the sky, provision.
But none will remember except he who turns back [in repentance].
invoke Allāh, [being] sincere to Him in
religion, although the disbelievers dislike it.
is] the Exalted above [all] degrees, Owner of the Throne; He places the
inspiration of His command upon whom He wills of His servants to warn of the
Day of Meeting.
Day they come forth nothing concerning them will be concealed from Allāh. To whom belongs [all] sovereignty this Day? To
Allāh, the One, the Prevailing.
Day every soul will be recompensed for what it earned. No injustice today!
Indeed, Allāh is swift in account.
warn them, [O Muúammad], of the Approaching Day, when hearts are at the throats, filled
[with distress]. For the wrongdoers there will be no devoted friend and no
intercessor [who is] obeyed.
knows that which deceives the eyes and what the breasts conceal.
Allāh judges with truth, while those they
invoke besides Him judge not with anything. Indeed, Allāh
– He is the Hearing, the Seeing.
they not traveled through the land and observed how was the end of those who
were before them? They were greater than them in strength and in impression on
the land, but Allāh seized them for their sins.
And they had not from Allāh any protector.
was because their messengers were coming to them with clear proofs, but they
disbelieved, so Allāh seized them. Indeed, He
is Powerful and severe in punishment.
We did certainly send Moses with Our signs and a clear authority
Pharaoh, Hāmān and Qārūn; but they said, "[He is] a magician and a
25. And when he brought
them the truth from Us, they said, "Kill the sons of those who have
believed with him and keep their women alive." But the plan of the
disbelievers is not except in error.
Pharaoh said, "Let me kill Moses and let him call upon his Lord. Indeed, I
fear that he will change your religion or that he will cause corruption in the
Moses said, "Indeed, I have sought refuge in my Lord and your Lord from
every arrogant one who does not believe in the Day of Account."
a believing man from the family of Pharaoh who concealed his faith said,
"Do you kill a man [merely] because he says, 'My Lord is Allāh' while he has brought you clear proofs from
your Lord? And if he should be lying, then upon him is [the consequence of] his
lie; but if he should be truthful, there will strike you some of what he
promises you. Indeed, Allāh does not guide one
who is a transgressor and a liar.
my people, sovereignty is yours today, [your being] dominant in the land. But who would protect us from the
punishment of Allāh if it came to
us?" Pharaoh said, "I do
not show you except what I see, and I do not guide you except to the way of
he who believed said, "O my people, indeed I fear for you [a fate] like
the day of the companies –
the custom of the people of Noah and of ‘Aad and Thamūd and those after them.
And Allāh wants no injustice for [His]
O my people, indeed I fear for you the Day of Calling –
Day you will turn your backs fleeing; there is not for you from Allāh any protector. And whoever Allāh leaves astray – there is not for him any guide.
Joseph had already come to you before with clear proofs, but you remained in
doubt of that which he brought to you, until when he died, you said, 'Never
will Allāh send a messenger after him.' Thus
does Allāh leave astray he who is a
transgressor and skeptic."
who dispute concerning the signs of Allāh
without an authority having come to them – great is hatred [of them] in the
sight of Allāh and in the sight of those who
have believed. Thus does Allāh seal over every
heart [belonging to] an arrogant tyrant.
Pharaoh said, "O Hāmān, construct for me a tower that I might reach the
ways into the heavens – so that I may look at the deity of Moses; but indeed, I
think he is a liar." And thus was made attractive to Pharaoh the evil of
his deed, and he was averted from the [right] way. And the plan of Pharaoh was
not except in ruin.
he who believed said, "O my people, follow me, I will guide you to the way
of right conduct.
my people, this worldly life is only [temporary] enjoyment, and indeed, the
Hereafter – that is the home of [permanent] settlement.
does an evil deed will not be recompensed except by the like thereof; but
whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, while he is a believer –
those will enter Paradise, being given provision therein without account.
O my people, how is it that I invite you to salvation while you invite me to
invite me to disbelieve in Allāh and associate
with Him that of which I have no knowledge, and I invite you to the Exalted in
Might, the Perpetual Forgiver.
that to which you invite me has no [response to a] supplication in this world
or in the Hereafter; and indeed, our return is to Allāh,
and indeed, the transgressors will be companions of the Fire.
you will remember what I [now] say to you, and I entrust my affair to Allāh. Indeed, Allāh
is Seeing of [His] servants."
Allāh protected him from the evils they
plotted, and the people of Pharaoh were enveloped by the worst of punishment –
Fire, they are exposed to it morning and evening. And the Day the Hour appears
[it will be said], "Make the people of Pharaoh enter the severest
[mention] when they will argue within the Fire, and the weak will say to those
who had been arrogant, "Indeed, we were [only] your followers, so will you
relieve us of a share of the Fire?"
who had been arrogant will say, "Indeed, all [of us] are in it. Indeed, Allāh
has judged between the servants."
those in the Fire will say to the keepers of Hell, "Supplicate your Lord
to lighten for us a day from the punishment."
will say, "Did there not come to you your messengers with clear proofs?" They will say, "Yes." They
will reply, "Then supplicate [yourselves], but the supplication of the
disbelievers is not except in error."
We will support Our messengers and those who believe during the life of this
world and on the Day when the witnesses will stand –
Day their excuse will not benefit the wrongdoers, and they will have the curse,
and they will have the worst home.
We had certainly given Moses guidance, and We caused the Children of Israel to
inherit the Scripture
guidance and a reminder for those of understanding.
be patient, [O Muúammad]. Indeed, the promise of Allāh is
truth. And ask forgiveness for your sin and exalt [Allāh]
with praise of your Lord in the evening and the morning.
those who dispute concerning the signs of Allāh
without [any] authority having come to them – there is not within their breasts
except pride, [the extent of] which they cannot reach. So seek refuge in Allāh. Indeed, it is He who is the Hearing, the Seeing.
creation of the heavens and earth is greater than the creation of mankind, but
most of the people do not know.
not equal are the blind and the seeing, nor are those who believe and do
righteous deeds and the evildoer. Little do you remember.
the Hour is coming – no doubt about it – but most of the people do not believe.
your Lord says, "Call upon Me; I will respond to you." Indeed, those
who disdain My worship will enter Hell [rendered] contemptible.
is Allāh who made for you the night that you
may rest therein and the day giving sight. Indeed, Allāh
is full of bounty to the people, but most of the people are not grateful.
is Allāh, your Lord, Creator of all things;
there is no deity except Him, so how are you deluded?
were those [before you] deluded who were rejecting the signs of Allāh.
is Allāh who made for you the earth a place of
settlement and the sky a ceiling and formed you and perfected your forms and
provided you with good things. That is Allāh,
your Lord; then blessed is Allāh, Lord of the
is the Ever-Living; there is no deity except Him, so call upon Him, [being]
sincere to Him in religion. [All] praise is [due] to Allāh,
Lord of the worlds.
"Indeed, I have been forbidden to worship those you call upon besides Allāh once the clear proofs have come to me from my
Lord, and I have been commanded to submit to the Lord of the worlds.”
is He who created you from dust, then from a sperm-drop, then from a clinging
clot; then He brings you out as a child; then [He develops you] that you reach
your [time of] maturity, then [further] that you become elders. And among you is he who is taken in
death before [that], so that you reach a specified term; and perhaps you will
it is who gives life and causes death; and when He decrees a matter, He but
says to it, "Be," and it is.
you not consider those who dispute concerning the signs of Allāh – how are they averted?
who deny the Book and that with which We sent Our messengers – they are going
the shackles are around their necks and the chains; they will be dragged
boiling water; then in the Fire they will be filled [with flame].
it will be said to them, "Where is that which you used to associate [with
Him in worship]
than Allāh?" They will say, "They
have departed from us; rather, we did not used to invoke previously
anything." Thus does Allāh put astray the
angels will say], "That was because you used to exult upon the earth
without right and you used to behave insolently.
the gates of Hell to abide eternally therein, and wretched is the residence of
be patient, [O Muúammad]; indeed, the promise of Allāh is
truth. And whether We show you some of what We have promised them or We take
you in death, it is to Us they will be returned.
We have already sent messengers before you. Among them are those [whose
stories] We have related to you, and among them are those [whose stories] We
have not related to you. And it was not for any messenger to bring a sign [or
verse] except by permission of Allāh. So when
the command of Allāh comes, it will be
concluded in truth, and the falsifiers will thereupon lose [all].
is Allāh who made for you the grazing animals
upon which you ride, and some of them you eat.
for you therein are [other] benefits and that you may realize upon them a need
which is in your breasts; and upon them and upon ships you are carried.
He shows you His signs. So which of the signs of Allāh
do you deny?
they not traveled through the land and observed how was the end of those before
them? They were more numerous than themselves and greater in strength and in
impression on the land, but they were not availed by what they used to earn.
when their messengers came to them with clear proofs, they [merely] rejoiced in
what they had of knowledge, but they were enveloped by what they used to
when they saw Our punishment, they said," We believe in Allāh alone and disbelieve in that which we used to
associate with Him."
never did their faith benefit them once they saw Our punishment. [It is] the
established way of Allāh which has preceded
among His servants. And the disbelievers thereupon lost [all].