1. [All] praise is [due] to Allāh,
who created the heavens and the earth and made the darkness and the light. Then
those who disbelieve equate [others] with their Lord.
2. It is He who created you from clay and then decreed a
term and a specified time [known] to Him; then [still] you are in dispute.
3. And He is Allāh, [the only deity] in the heavens and the earth.
He knows your secret and what you make public, and He knows that which you
4. And no
sign comes to them from the signs of their Lord except that they turn away
5. For they had denied the truth when it came to
them, but there is going to reach them the news of what they used to ridicule.
6. Have they
not seen how many generations We destroyed before them which We had established
upon the earth as We have not established you? And We sent [rain from] the sky
upon them in showers and made rivers flow beneath them; then We destroyed them
for their sins and brought forth after them a generation of others.
7. And even if We had sent down to you, [O Muúammad], a
written scripture on a page and they touched it with their hands, the
disbelievers would say, "This is not but obvious magic."
8. And they say, "Why was there not sent down
to him an angel?" But if We had sent down an angel, the matter would have
been decided; then they would not be reprieved.
9. And if We had made him an angel,
We would have made him [appear as] a man, and We would have covered them with
that in which they cover themselves.
10. And already were messengers
ridiculed before you, but those who mocked them were enveloped by that which
they used to ridicule.
11. Say, "Travel through the land; then observe how was the
end of the deniers."
12. Say, "To whom belongs whatever is
in the heavens and earth?" Say, "To Allāh."
He has decreed upon Himself mercy. He will surely assemble you for the Day of
Resurrection, about which there is no doubt. Those who will lose themselves
[that Day] do not believe.
13. And to Him belongs that which reposes
by night and by day, and He is the Hearing, the Knowing.
14. Say, "Is it other than Allāh I should take as a protector, Creator of the
heavens and the earth, while it is He who feeds and is not fed?" Say, [O
Muúammad], "Indeed, I have been commanded to be the first [among you] who
submit [to Allāh] and [was commanded], 'Do not
ever be of the polytheists.' "
15. Say, "Indeed I fear, if I should
disobey my Lord, the punishment of a tremendous Day."
from whom it is averted that Day – [Allāh] has
granted him mercy. And that is the clear attainment.
17. And if Allāh
should touch you with adversity, there is no remover of it except Him. And if
He touches you with good – then He is over all things competent.
He is the subjugator over His servants. And He is the Wise, the Acquainted
19. Say, "What thing is greatest
in testimony?" Say, "Allāh is witness
between me and you. And this Qur’ān was revealed to me that I may warn you
thereby and whomever it reaches. Do you [truly] testify that with Allāh there are other deities?" Say, "I
will not testify [with you]." Say, "Indeed, He is but one God, and
indeed, I am free of what you associate [with Him]."
to whom We have given the Scripture recognize it as they recognize their [own]
sons. Those who will lose themselves [in the Hereafter] do not believe.
who is more unjust than one who invents about Allāh
a lie or denies His verses? Indeed, the wrongdoers will not succeed.
[mention, O Muúammad], the Day We will gather them all together; then We will
say to those who associated others with Allāh,
"Where are your 'partners' that you used to claim [with Him]?"
there will be no [excuse upon] examination except they will say, "By Allāh, our Lord, we were not those who
how they will lie about themselves. And lost from them will be what they used
among them are those who listen to you, but We have placed over their hearts
coverings, lest they understand it, and in their ears deafness. And if they
should see every sign, they will not believe in it. Even when they come to you
arguing with you, those who disbelieve say, "This is not but legends of
the former peoples."
they prevent [others] from him and are [themselves] remote from him. And they
do not destroy except themselves, but they perceive [it] not.
27. If you could but see when they are made
to stand before the Fire and will say, "Oh, would that we could be
returned [to life on earth] and not deny the signs of our Lord and be among the
what they concealed before has [now] appeared to them. And even if they were
returned, they would return to that which they were forbidden; and indeed, they
they say, "There is none but our worldly life, and we will not be
30. If you could but see when they will
be made to stand before their Lord. He will say, "Is this not the
truth?" They will say, "Yes, by our Lord." He will [then] say,
"So taste the punishment because you used to disbelieve."
will have lost who deny the meeting with Allāh,
until when the Hour [of resurrection] comes upon them unexpectedly, they will
say, "Oh, [how great is] our regret over what we neglected concerning
it," while they bear their burdens on their backs. Unquestionably, evil is
that which they bear.
the worldly life is not but amusement and diversion; but the home of the
Hereafter is best for those who fear Allāh, so
will you not reason?
know that you, [O Muúammad], are saddened by what they say. And indeed, they do
not call you untruthful, but it is the verses of Allāh
that the wrongdoers reject.
certainly were messengers denied before you, but they were patient over [the
effects of] denial, and they were harmed until Our victory came to them. And
none can alter the words of Allāh. And there
has certainly come to you some information about the [previous] messengers.
if their evasion is difficult for you, then if you are able to seek a tunnel
into the earth or a stairway into the sky to bring them a sign, [then do so].
But if Allāh had willed, He would have united
them upon guidance. So never be of the ignorant.
those who hear will respond. But the dead – Allāh
will resurrect them; then to Him they will be returned.
they say, "Why has a sign not been sent down to him from his Lord?"
Say, "Indeed, Allāh is Able to send down a
sign, but most of them do not know."
there is no creature on [or within] the earth or bird that flies with its wings
except [that they are] communities like you. We have not neglected in the
Register a thing. Then unto their Lord they will be gathered.
those who deny Our verses are deaf and dumb within darknesses. Whomever Allāh wills – He leaves astray; and whomever He wills
– He puts him on a straight path.
"Have you considered: if there came to you the punishment of Allāh or there came to you the Hour – is it other
than Allāh you would invoke, if you should be truthful?"
it is Him [alone] you would invoke, and He would remove that for which you
invoked Him if He willed, and you would forget what you associate [with Him].
We have already sent [messengers] to nations before you, [O Muúammad]; then We
seized them with poverty and hardship that perhaps they might humble themselves
why, when Our punishment came to them, did they not humble themselves? But
their hearts became hardened, and Satan made attractive to them that which they
when they forgot that by which they had been reminded, We opened to them the
doors of every [good] thing until, when they rejoiced in that which they were
given, We seized them suddenly, and they were [then] in despair.
the people that committed wrong were eliminated. And praise to Allāh, Lord of the worlds.
"Have you considered: if Allāh should take
away your hearing and your sight and set a seal upon your hearts, which deity
other than Allāh could bring them [back] to
you?" Look how we diversify the verses; then they [still] turn away.
"Have you considered: if the punishment of Allāh
should come to you unexpectedly or manifestly, will any be destroyed but the
We send not the messengers except as bringers of good tidings and warners. So
whoever believes and reforms – there will be no fear concerning them, nor will
those who deny Our verses – the punishment will touch them for their defiant
[O Muúammad], "I do not tell you that I have the depositories [containing
the provision] of Allāh or that I know the
unseen, nor do I tell you that I am an angel. I only follow what is revealed to
me." Say, "Is the blind equivalent to the seeing? Then will you not
warn by the Qur’ān those who fear that they will be gathered before their Lord
- for them besides Him will be no protector and no intercessor - that they
might become righteous.
do not send away those who call upon their Lord morning and afternoon, seeking
His countenance. Not upon you is anything of their account and not upon them is
anything of your account. So were you to send them away, you would [then] be of
53 And thus We have tried some of them
through others that the disbelievers might say, "Is it these whom Allāh has favored among us?" Is not Allāh most knowing of those who are grateful?
when those come to you who believe in Our verses, say, "Peace be upon you.
Your Lord has decreed upon Himself mercy: that any of you who does wrong out of
ignorance and then repents after that and corrects himself - indeed, He is
Forgiving and Merciful."
thus do We detail the verses, and [thus] the way of the criminals will become
"Indeed, I have been forbidden to worship those you invoke besides Allāh." Say, "I will not follow your
desires, for I would then have gone astray, and I would not be of the [rightly]
"Indeed, I am on clear evidence from my Lord, and you have denied it. I do
not have that for which you are impatient. The decision is only for Allāh. He relates the truth, and He is the best of
"If I had that for which you are impatient, the matter would have been
decided between me and you, but Allāh is most
knowing of the wrongdoers."
with Him are the keys of the unseen; none knows them except Him. And He knows
what is on the land and in the sea. Not a leaf falls but that He knows it. And
no grain is there within the darknesses of the earth and no moist or dry
[thing] but that it is [written] in a clear record.
it is He who takes your souls by night and knows what you have committed by
day. Then He revives you therein that a specified term may be fulfilled. Then
to Him will be your return; then He will inform you about what you used to do.
He is the subjugator over His servants, and He sends over you guardian-angels
until, when death comes to one of you, Our messengers take him, and they do not
fail [in their duties].
they His servants are returned to Allāh, their
true Lord. Unquestionably, His is the judgement, and He is the swiftest of
"Who rescues you from the darknesses of the land and sea [when] you call
upon Him imploring [aloud] and privately, 'If He should save us from this
[crisis], we will surely be among the thankful.' "
"It is Allāh who saves you from it and
from every distress; then you [still] associate others with Him."
"He is the [one] Able to send upon you affliction from above you or from
beneath your feet or to confuse you [so you become] sects and make you taste
the violence of one another." Look how We diversify the signs that they
your people have denied it while it is the truth. Say, "I am not over you
every happening is a finality; and you are going to know.
when you see those who engage in [offensive] discourse concerning Our verses,
then turn away from them until they enter into another conversion. And if Satan
should cause you to forget, then do not remain after the reminder with the
those who fear Allāh are not held accountable
for the disbelievers at all, but [only for] a reminder - that perhaps they will
70. And leave those who take their religion as amusement and
diversion and whom the worldly life has deluded. But remind with the Qur’ān,
lest a soul be given up to destruction for what it earned; it will have other
than Allāh no protector and no intercessor. And
if it should offer every compensation, it would not be taken from it. Those are
the ones who are given to destruction for what they have earned. For them will
be a drink of scalding water and a painful punishment because they used to
71. Say, "Shall we invoke instead of Allāh that which neither benefits us nor harms us and
be turned back on our heels after Allāh has
guided us? [We would then be] like one whom the devils enticed [to wander] upon
the earth confused, [while] he has companions inviting him to guidance,
[calling], 'Come to us.' " Say, "Indeed, the guidance of Allāh is the [only] guidance; and we have been
commanded to submit to the Lord of the worlds.
to establish prayer and fear Him." And it is He to whom you will be
it is He who created the heavens and earth in truth. And the day He says,
"Be," and it is, His word is the truth. And His is the dominion [on]
the Day the Horn is blown. [He is] Knower of the unseen and the witnessed; and
He is the Wise, the Acquainted.
[mention, O Muúammad], when Abraham said to his father Āzar, "Do you take
idols as deities? Indeed, I see you and your people to be in manifest
thus did We show Abraham the realm of the heavens and the earth that he would
be among the certain [in faith]
when the night covered him [with darkness], he saw a star. He said, "This
is my lord." But when it set, he said, "I like not those that
when he saw the moon rising, he said, "This is my lord." But when it
set, he said, "Unless my Lord guides me, I will surely be among the people
when he saw the sun rising, he said, "This is my lord; this is
greater." But when it set, he said, "O my people, indeed I am free
from what you associate with Allāh.
I have turned my face toward He who created the heavens and the earth,
inclining toward truth, and I am not of those who associate others with Allāh."
his people argued with him. He said, "Do you argue with me concerning Allāh while He has guided me? And I fear not what you
associate with Him [and will not be harmed] unless my Lord should will
something. My Lord encompasses all things in knowledge; then will you not
how should I fear what you associate while you do not fear that you have
associated with Allāh that for which He has not
sent down to you any authority? So which of the two parties has more right to
security, if you should know?
who believe and do not mix their belief with injustice - those will have
security, and they are [rightly] guided.
that was Our [conclusive] argument which We gave Abraham against his people. We
raise by degrees whom We will. Indeed, your Lord is Wise and Knowing.
We gave to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob - all [of them] We guided. And Noah, We
guided before; and among his descendants, David and Solomon and Job and Joseph
and Moses and Aaron. Thus do We reward the doers of good.
Zechariah and John and Jesus and Elias – and all were of the righteous.
Ishmael and Elisha and Jonah and Lot - and all [of them] We preferred over the
[some] among their fathers and their descendants and their brothers - and We
chose them and We guided them to a straight path.
is the guidance of Allāh by which He guides
whomever He wills of His servants. But if they had associated others with Allāh, then worthless for them would be whatever they
are the ones to whom We gave the Scripture and authority and prophethood. But
if the disbelievers deny it, then We have entrusted it to a people who are not
are the ones whom Allāh has guided, so from
their guidance take an example. Say, "I ask of you for this message no
payment. It is not but a reminder for the worlds."
they did not appraise Allāh with true appraisal
when they said, "Allāh did not reveal to a
human being anything." Say, "Who revealed the Scripture that Moses
brought as light and guidance to the people? You [Jews] make it into pages,
disclosing [some of] it and concealing much. And you were taught that which you
knew not - neither you nor your fathers." Say, "Allāh [revealed it]." Then leave them in their
[empty] discourse, amusing themselves.
this is a Book which We have sent down, blessed and confirming what was before
it, that you may warn the Mother of Cities and those around it. Those who
believe in the Hereafter believe in it, and they are maintaining their prayers.
who is more unjust than one who invents a lie about Allāh
or says, "It has been inspired to me," while nothing has been
inspired to him, and one who says, "I will reveal [something] like what Allāh revealed." And if you could but see when
the wrongdoers are in the overwhelming pangs of death while the angels extend
their hands, [saying], "Discharge your souls! Today you will be awarded
the punishment of [extreme] humiliation for what you used to say against Allāh other than the truth and [that] you were,
toward His verses, being arrogant."
will be said to them], "And you have certainly come to Us alone as We
created you the first time, and you have left whatever We bestowed upon you
behind you. And We do not see with you your 'intercessors' which you claimed
that they were among you associates [of Allāh].
It has [all] been severed between you, and lost from you is what you used to
Allāh is the cleaver of grain and date seeds.
He brings the living out of the dead and brings the dead out of the living.
That is Allāh; so how are you deluded?
is] the cleaver of daybreak and has made the night for rest and the sun and
moon for calculation. That is the determination of the Exalted in Might, the
it is He who placed for you the stars that you may be guided by them through
the darknesses of the land and sea. We have detailed the signs for a people who
it is He who produced you from one soul and [gave you] a place of dwelling and
of storage. We have detailed the signs for a people who understand.
it is He who sends down rain from the sky, and We produce thereby the growth of
all things. We produce from it greenery from which We produce grains arranged
in layers. And from the palm trees - of its emerging fruit are clusters hanging
low. And [We produce] gardens of grapevines and olives and pomegranates,
similar yet varied. Look at [each of] its fruit when it yields and [at] its
ripening. Indeed in that are signs for a people who believe.
100. But they have attributed to Allāh partners - the jinn, while He has created them
- and have fabricated for Him sons and daughters. Exalted is He and high above
what they describe
101. [He is] Originator of the heavens
and the earth. How could He have a son when He does not have a companion and He
created all things? And He is, of all things, Knowing.
102. That is Allāh,
your Lord; there is no deity except Him, the Creator of all things, so worship
Him. And He is Disposer of all things.
103. Vision perceives Him not, but He
perceives [all] vision; and He is the Subtle, the Acquainted.
104. There has come to you
enlightenment from your Lord. So whoever will see does so for [the benefit of]
his soul, and whoever is blind [does harm] against it. And [say], "I am
not a guardian over you."
105. And thus do We diversify the
verses so the disbelievers will say, "You have studied," and so We
may make the Qur’ān clear for a people who know.
106. Follow, [O Muúammad], what has
been revealed to you from your Lord - there is no deity except Him - and turn
away from those who associate others with Allāh.
107. But if Allāh
had willed, they would not have associated. And We have not appointed you over
them as a guardian, nor are you a manager over them.
108. And do not insult those they
invoke other than Allāh, lest they insult Allāh in enmity without knowledge. Thus We have made
pleasing to every community their deeds. Then to their Lord is their return,
and He will inform them about what they used to do.
109. And they swear by Allāh their strongest oaths that if a sign came to
them, they would surely believe in it. Say, "The signs are only with Allāh." And what will make you perceive that
even if a sign came, they would not believe.
110. And We will turn away their hearts
and their eyes just as they refused to believe in it the first time. And We
will leave them in their transgression, wandering blindly.
111. And even if We had sent down to
them the angels [with the message] and the dead spoke to them [of it] and We
gathered together every [created] thing in front of them, they would not
believe unless Allāh should will. But most of
them, [of that], are ignorant.
112. And thus We have made for every
prophet an enemy - devils from mankind and jinn, inspiring to one another
decorative speech in delusion. But if your Lord had willed, they would not have
done it, so leave them and that which they invent.
113. And [it is] so the hearts of those
who disbelieve in the Hereafter will incline toward it and that they will be
satisfied with it and that they will commit that which they are committing.
114. [Say], "Then is it other than
Allāh I should seek as judge while it is He who
has revealed to you the Book explained in detail?" And those to whom We
[previously] gave the Scripture know that it is sent down from your Lord in
truth, so never be among the doubters.
115. And the word of your Lord has been
fulfilled in truth and in justice. None can alter His words, and He is the
Hearing, the Knowing.
116. And if you obey most of those upon
the earth, they will mislead you from the way of Allāh.
They follow not except assumption, and they are not but falsifying.
117. Indeed, your Lord is most knowing
of who strays from His way, and He is most knowing of the [rightly] guided.
118. So eat of that [meat] upon which
the name of Allāh has been mentioned, if you
are believers in His verses.
119. And why should you not eat of that
upon which the name of Allāh has been mentioned
while He has explained in detail to you what He has forbidden you, excepting
that to which you are compelled. And indeed do many lead [others] astray
through their [own] inclinations without knowledge. Indeed, your Lord - He is
most knowing of the transgressors.
120. And leave what is apparent of sin
and what is concealed thereof. Indeed, those who earn [blame for] sin will be
recompensed for that which they used to commit.
121. And do not eat of that upon which
the name of Allāh has not been mentioned, for
indeed, it is grave disobedience. And indeed do the devils inspire their allies
[among men] to dispute with you. And if you were to obey them, indeed, you
would be associators [of others with Him].
122. And is one who was dead and We
gave him life and made for him light by which to walk among the people like one
who is in darkness, never to emerge therefrom? Thus it has been made pleasing
to the disbelievers that which they were doing.
123. And thus We have placed within every
city the greatest of its criminals to conspire therein. But they conspire not
except against themselves, and they perceive [it] not.
124. And when a sign comes to them,
they say, "Never will we believe until we are given like that which was
given to the messengers of Allāh." Allāh is most knowing of where He places His message.
There will afflict those who committed crimes debasement before Allāh and severe punishment for what they used to
125. So whoever Allāh wants to guide - He expands his breast to [contain] Islam;
and whoever He wants to misguide - He makes his breast tight and constricted as
though he were climbing into the sky. Thus does Allāh
place defilement upon those who do not believe.
126. And this is the path of your Lord,
[leading] straight. We have detailed the verses for a people who remember.
127. For them will be the Home of Peace
with their Lord. And He will be their protecting friend because of what they
used to do.
128. And [mention, O Muúammad], the Day
when He will gather them together [and say], "O company of jinn, you have
[misled] many of mankind." And their allies among mankind will say,
"Our Lord, some of us made use of others, and we have [now] reached our
term, which you appointed for us." He will say, "The Fire is your
residence, wherein you will abide eternally, except for what Allāh wills. Indeed, your Lord is Wise and
129. And thus will We make some of the
wrongdoers allies of others for what they used to earn.
130. "O company of jinn and mankind,
did there not come to you messengers from among you, relating to you My verses
and warning you of the meeting of this Day of yours?" They will say,
"We bear witness against ourselves"; and the worldly life had deluded
them, and they will bear witness against themselves that they were
131. That is because your Lord would
not destroy the cities for wrongdoing while their people were unaware.
132. And for all are degrees from what
they have done. And your Lord is not unaware of what they do.
133. And your Lord is the Free of need,
the possessor of mercy. If He wills, he can do away with you and give
succession after you to whomever He wills, just as He produced you from the
descendants of another people.
134. Indeed, what you are promised is
coming, and you will not cause failure [to Allāh].
135. Say, "O my people, work
according to your position; [for] indeed, I am working. And you are going to
know who will have succession in the home. Indeed, the wrongdoers will not
136. And the polytheists assign to Allāh from that which He created of crops and
livestock a share and say, "This is for Allāh,"
by their claim, " and this is for our partners [associated with
Him]." But what is for their "partners" does not reach Allāh, while what is for Allāh
- this reaches their "partners." Evil is that which they rule.
137. And likewise, to many of the
polytheists their partners have made [to seem] pleasing the killing of their
children in order to bring about their destruction and to cover them with
confusion in their religion. And if Allāh had
willed, they would not have done so. So leave them and that which they invent.
138. And they say, "These animals
and crops are forbidden; no one may eat from them except whom we will," by
their claim. And there are those [camels] whose backs are forbidden [by them]
and those upon which the name of Allāh is not
mentioned - [all of this] an invention of untruth about Him. He will punish
them for what they were inventing.
139. And they say, "What is in the
bellies of these animals is exclusively for our males and forbidden to our
females. But if it is [born] dead, then all of them have shares therein."
He will punish them for their description. Indeed, He is Wise and Knowing.
140. Those will have lost who killed
their children in foolishness without knowledge and prohibited what Allāh had provided for them, inventing untruth about Allāh. They have gone astray and were not [rightly]
141. And He it is who causes gardens to
grow, [both] trellised and untrellised, and palm trees and crops of different
[kinds of] food and olives and pomegranates, similar and dissimilar. Eat of
[each of] its fruit when it yields and give its due [zakāh] on the day of its
harvest. And be not excessive. Indeed, He does not like those who commit
142. And of the grazing livestock are
carriers [of burdens] and those [too] small. Eat of what Allāh has provided for you and do not follow the
footsteps of Satan. Indeed, he is to you a clear enemy.
143. [They are] eight mates – of the
sheep, two and of the goats, two. Say, "Is it the two males He has
forbidden or the two females or that which the wombs of the two females
contain? Inform me with knowledge, if you should be truthful."
144. And of the camels, two and of the
cattle, two. Say, "Is it the two males He has forbidden or the two females
or that which the wombs of the two females contain? Or were you witnesses when Allāh charged you with this? Then who is more unjust
than one who invents a lie about Allāh to
mislead the people by [something] other than knowledge? Indeed, Allāh does not guide the wrongdoing people."
145. Say, "I do not find within
that which was revealed to me [anything] forbidden to one who would eat it
unless it be a dead animal or blood spilled out or the flesh of swine – for
indeed, it is impure – or it be [that slaughtered in] disobedience, dedicated
to other than Allāh. But whoever is forced [by
necessity], neither desiring [it] nor transgressing [its limit], then indeed,
your Lord is Forgiving and Merciful."
146. And to those who are Jews We
prohibited every animal of uncloven hoof; and of the cattle and the sheep We
prohibited to them their fat, except what adheres to their backs or the
entrails or what is joined with bone. [By] that We repaid them for their
injustice. And indeed, We are truthful.
147. So if they deny you, [O Muúammad],
say, "Your Lord is the possessor of vast mercy; but His punishment cannot
be repelled from the people who are criminals."
148. Those who associated with Allāh will say, "If Allāh
had willed, we would not have associated [anything] and neither would our
fathers, nor would we have prohibited anything." Likewise did those before
deny until they tasted Our punishment. Say, "Do you have any knowledge
that you can produce for us? You follow not except assumption, and you are not
149. Say, "With Allāh is the far-reaching argument. If He had willed,
He would have guided you all."
150. Say, [O Muúammad], "Bring
forward your witnesses who will testify that Allāh
has prohibited this." And if they testify, do not testify with them. And
do not follow the desires of those who deny Our verses and those who do not
believe in the Hereafter, while they equate [others] with their Lord.
151. Say, "Come, I will recite
what your Lord has prohibited to you. [He commands] that you not associate
anything with Him, and to parents, good treatment, and do not kill your children
out of poverty; We will provide for you and them. And do not approach
immoralities – what is apparent of them and what is concealed. And do not kill
the soul which Allāh has forbidden [to be
killed] except by [legal] right. This has He instructed you that you may use
152. And do not approach the orphan's
property except in a way that is best until he reaches maturity. And give full
measure and weight in justice. We do not charge any soul except [with that
within] its capacity. And when you testify, be just, even if [it concerns] a
near relative. And the covenant of Allāh
fulfill. This has He instructed you that you may remember.
153. And, [moreover], this is My path,
which is straight, so follow it; and do not follow [other] ways, for you will
be separated from His way. This has He instructed you that you may become
154. Then We gave Moses the Scripture,
making complete [Our favor] upon the one who did good and as a detailed
explanation of all things and as guidance and mercy that perhaps in [the matter
of] the meeting with their Lord they would believe.
155. And this [Qur’ān] is a Book We
have revealed [which is] blessed, so follow it and fear Allāh that you may receive mercy.
156. [We revealed it] lest you say,
"The Scripture was only sent down to two groups before us, but we were of
their study unaware,"
157. Or lest you say, "If only the
Scripture had been revealed to us, we would have been better guided than
they." So there has [now] come to you a clear evidence from your Lord and
a guidance and mercy. Then who is more unjust than one who denies the verses of
Allāh and turns away from them? We will
recompense those who turn away from Our verses with the worst of punishment for
their having turned away.
158. Do they [then] wait for anything
except that the angels should come to them or your Lord should come or that there
come some of the signs of your Lord? The Day that some of the signs of your
Lord will come no soul will benefit from its faith as long as it had not
believed before or had earned through its faith some good. Say, "Wait.
Indeed, we [also] are waiting."
159. Indeed, those who have divided
their religion and become sects – you, [O Muúammad], are not [associated] with
them in anything. Their affair is only [left] to Allāh;
then He will inform them about what they used to do.
160. Whoever comes [on the Day of
Judgement] with a good deed will have ten times the like thereof [to his
credit], and whoever comes with an evil deed will not be recompensed except the
like thereof; and they will not be wronged.
161. Say, "Indeed, my Lord has
guided me to a straight path – a correct religion – the way of Abraham,
inclining toward truth. And he was not among those who associated others with Allāh."
162. Say, "Indeed, my prayer, my
rites of sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allāh,
Lord of the worlds.
163. No partner has He. And this I have
been commanded, and I am the first [among you] of the Muslims."
164. Say, "Is it other than Allāh I should desire as a lord while He is the Lord
of all things? And every soul earns not [blame] except against itself, and no
bearer of burdens will bear the burden of another. Then to your Lord is your
return, and He will inform you concerning that over which you used to
165. And it is He who
has made you successors upon the earth and has raised some of you above others
in degrees [of rank] that He may try you through what He has given you. Indeed,
your Lord is swift in penalty; but indeed, He is Forgiving and Merciful.