is He in whose hand is dominion, and He is over all things competent –
who created death and life to test you [as to] which of you is best in deed –
and He is the Exalted in Might, the Forgiving –
who created seven heavens in layers. You do not see in the creation of the Most
Merciful any inconsistency. So return [your] vision [to the sky]; do you see
return [your] vision twice again. [Your] vision will return to you humbled
while it is fatigued.
We have certainly beautified the nearest heaven with stars and have made [from]
them what is thrown at the devils and have prepared for them the punishment of
for those who disbelieved in their Lord is the punishment of Hell, and wretched
is the destination.
they are thrown into it, they hear from it a [dreadful] inhaling while it boils
almost bursts with rage. Every time a company is thrown into it, its keepers
ask them, "Did there not come to you a warner?"
will say," Yes, a warner had come to us, but we denied and said, 'Allāh has not sent down anything. You are not but in
great error.' "
they will say, "If only we had been listening or reasoning, we would not
be among the companions of the Blaze."
they will admit their sin, so [it is] alienation for the companions of the
those who fear their Lord unseen will have forgiveness and great reward.
conceal your speech or publicize it; indeed, He is Knowing of that within the
He who created not know, while He is the Subtle, the Acquainted?
is He who made the earth tame for you – so walk among its slopes and eat of His
provision – and to Him is the resurrection.
you feel secure that He who [holds authority] in the heaven would not cause the
earth to swallow you and suddenly it would sway?
do you feel secure that He who [holds authority] in the heaven would not send
against you a storm of stones? Then you would know how [severe] was My warning.
already had those before them denied, and how [terrible] was My reproach.
they not see the birds above them with wings outspread and [sometimes] folded
in? None holds them [aloft] except the Most Merciful. Indeed He is, of all
who is it that could be an army for you to aid you other than the Most
Merciful? The disbelievers are not but in delusion.
who is it that could provide for you if He withheld His provision? But they
have persisted in insolence and aversion.
is one who walks fallen on his face better guided or one who walks erect on a
"It is He who has produced you and made for you hearing and vision and
hearts; little are you grateful."
" It is He who has multiplied you throughout the earth, and to Him you
will be gathered."
they say, "When is this promise, if you should be truthful?"
"The knowledge is only with Allāh, and I
am only a clear warner."
when they see it approaching, the faces of those who disbelieve will be
distressed, and it will be said, "This is that for which you used to
[O Muúammad], "Have you considered: whether Allāh
should cause my death and those with me or have mercy upon us, who can protect
the disbelievers from a painful punishment?"
"He is the Most Merciful; we have believed in Him, and upon Him we have
relied. And you will [come to] know who it is that is in clear error."
"Have you considered: if your water was to become sunken [into the earth],
then who could bring you flowing water?"