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Month: July 2012 (Page 1 of 2)

THE BLESSED MONTH OF RAMADHAN

يٰأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ ٱلصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ

“O Muslims Fasting is prescribed for you just as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become fearful (of Allah)” (2:183)

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Belief in prophets and messenger of god

مَّا كَانَ مُحَمَّدٌ أَبَآ أَحَدٍ مِّن رِّجَالِكُمْ وَلَـٰكِن رَّسُولَ ٱللَّهِ وَخَاتَمَ ٱلنَّبِيِّينَ وَكَانَ ٱللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيماً

Muhammed(S W A L S  ) is not the father of any one of your men, but he is the Messenger of God and the last of the prophets…  (Qur’an,33:40)

Responsibility

From ‘Umar (radiyAllâhu ‘anhu) who said that Allâh’s Messenger (salAllâhu ‘alaihi wa’sallam) said:

Each of you is a guardian and is responsible for those whom he is in charge of. So the ruler is a guardian and is responsible for his subjects; a man is the guardian of his family and is responsible for those under his care; a woman is a guardian of her husband’s home and is responsible for those under her care; a servant is the guardian of his master’s wealth and is responsible for that which he is entrusted with; and a man is the guardian of his father’s wealth and is responsible fore what is under his care. So each one of you is a guardian and is responsible for what he is entrusted with.”

Returning to the Truth

From Ibn ‘Abbâs (radiyAllâhu ‘anhumaa) who said that Allâh’s Messenger (salAllâhu ‘alaihi wa’sallam) said:
There is no believing servant except that he has a sin which he commits from time to time, or a sin in which he persists in and does not abandon until he leaves this world. Indeed the Believer was created as one who is frequently tried and tested, who often repents (then) forgets. When he is admonished he accepts the admonition.”

Chapter-91

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. By the Sun and its brightness.
2. And the Moon comes after it.
3. And the day which reveals.
4. And the night which covers.
5. And the sky and what He built.
6. And the earth and what He sustains.
7. And a soul and what He made.
8. So He gave its evil and its good.
9. Successful is the one who betters it.
10. And failing is the one who buries it.
11. Thamud denied their transgression.
12. They followed the worst amongst them.
13. God’s messenger said to them: “This is God’s camel, let her drink.”
14. They disbelieved him, and they killed her. So their Lord repaid them for their sin and destroyed it.
15. Yet, those who came after remain heedless.
16. And he does not fear its end.

Chapter-92

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. By the night when it covers.
2. And the day when it appears.
3. And He created the male and female.
4. Your works are various.
5. As for he who gives and is righteous.
6. And trusts in goodness.
7. We will make the easy path for him.
8. And as for he who is stingy and holds back.
9. And denies goodness.
10. We will make hardship easy for him.
11. And his wealth will not avail him when he demises.
12. It is upon Us to guide.
13. And to Us is the hereafter and the first.
14. I have warned you of a fire that blazes.
15. None shall reach it but the wicked.
16. The one who denies and turns away.
17. As for the righteous, he will be spared it.
18. The one who gives his money to develop with.
19. Seeking nothing in return.
20. Except the face of His Lord who is High.
21. And he will be satisfied.

Chapter-93

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. By the late morning.
2. And the night when it falls.
3. Your Lord has not left you, nor did He forget.
4. And the hereafter is better for you than the first.
5. And your Lord will give you and you will be pleased.
6. Did he not find you an orphan and He sheltered you?
7. And He found you lost, and He guided you?
8. And He found you in need, so He gave you riches?
9. As for the orphan, you shall not make him sad.
10. And as for the beggar, you shall not reprimand.
11. And you shall proclaim the blessings from your Lord.

Chapter-94

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Did We not relieve your chest
2. And take from you your load
3. Which had put strain on your back?
4. And We have raised your remembrance
5. So with hardship comes ease.
6. With hardship comes ease.
7. So when you are done, then stand.
8. And to your Lord you shall seek.

Chapter-95

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. By the fig and the olive.
2. And the mount of ages.
3. And this secure land.
4. We have created mankind in the best form.
5. Then We returned him to the lowest of the low.
6. Except those who have believed and done good work, they will have a reward of thanks.
7. So what would make you deny the system after that?
8. Is God not the wisest of the wise?

Chapter-96

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Read in the name of your Lord who has created.
2. He created man from a clot.
3. Read, and your Lord is the Generous One.
4. The One who taught by the pen.
5. He taught man what he did not know.
6. Alas, man is bound to transgress.
7. If he sees him he has no need.
8. To your Lord is the return.
9. Have you seen the one who deters
10. A servant from assembling?
11. Have you seen if he was being guided,
12. Or he ordered righteousness?
13. Have you seen if he lied and turned away?
14. Did he not know that God can see?
15. Alas, if he does not cease, We will strike the frontal lobe.
16. A frontal lobe which lies and errs.
17. So let him call on his supporter.
18. We Will call on the guardians.
19. Alas, do not obey him, and submit and come near.

Chapter-97

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. We have sent it down in the night of destiny.
2. And do you know what is the night of destiny?
3. The night of destiny is better than one thousand months.
4. The Angels and the Spirit come down in it by their Lord’s leave in every matter.
5. It is peaceful until the coming of dawn.

Chapter-98

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Those who rejected amongst the people of the scripture and those who set up partners would not leave until proof came to them.

2. A messenger from God reciting purified scripts.

3. In them are valuable books.

4. And those who had previously received the scripture did not divide except after the proof came to them.

5. And they were not commanded except to serve God and be loyal to His system, monotheists, and establish the assembly and contribute towards betterment. Such is the valuable system.

6. Those who rejected from the people of the scripture and those who set up partners are in the fires of Hell abiding therein, those are the worst of creation.

7. As for those who believe and do good works, those are the best of creation.

8. Their reward with their Lord is the gardens of Eden with rivers flowing beneath them, they abide eternally therein. God is satisfied with them, and they are satisfied with Him. That is for whoever feared His Lord.

Chapter-99

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. When the earth shakes its shaking.

2. And the earth brings out its loads.

3. And man will say: “What is wrong with it?”

4. On that day it will inform its news.

5. That your Lord had inspired it to do so.

6. On that day, the people will be brought out in throngs to be shown their works.

7. So whoever does an atoms weight of good will see it.

8. And whoever does an atoms weight of evil will see it.

Chapter-100

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. By the fast gallopers.

2. Striking sparks.

3. Charging in the morning.

4. Forming clouds of dust.

5. Penetrating to the midst together.

6. Surely, the human being is ungrateful to his Lord.

7. He will indeed bear witness to this.

8. He, surely, loves wealth tenaciously.

9. Does he not realise that when what is in the graves are scattered.

10. And what is in the chests is gathered.

11. That their Lord has been fully cognizant of them?

Chapter-101

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. The Shocker.

2. What is the Shocker?

3. And how would you know what the Shocker is?

4. The day when people come out like swarms of butterflies.

5. And the mountains will be like fluffed up wool.

6. As for him whose weights are heavy.

7. He will be in a happy life.

8. As for him whose weights are light.

9. His destiny is the lowest.

10. And how would you know what it is?

11. A blazing fire.

Chapter-102

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Hoarding has distracted you.

2. Until you visit the graves.

3. No, you will find out.

4. Then again, you will find out.

5. No, if only you had the knowledge of certainty.

6. You would then see Hell.

7. Then you will see it with the eye of certainty.

8. Then you will be questioned, on that day, about the blessings.

Chapter-103

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. By time.

2. The human is indeed in loss.

3. Except those who believe, do good works, support one another with the truth, and support one another with perseverance.

Chapter-104

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Woe unto every backbiter, slanderer.

2. Who gathered his wealth and counted it.

3. He thinks that his wealth will make him immortal.

4. Never! He will be thrown into the Destroyer.

5. And do you know what is the Destroyer?

6. God’s kindled fire.

7. Which reaches the inside of the hearts.

8. It will confine them therein.

9. In extended columns.

Chapter-105

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Have you not seen what your Lord did to the people of the elephant?

2. Did He not cause their schemes to go astray?

3. And He sent down upon them flocks of birds.

4. Striking them with stones of hard clay.

5. Until He turned them like devoured hay.

Chapter-106

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. This should be cherished by Quraysh.

2. The way they cherish the journey of the winter and summer.

3. So let them serve the Lord of this Shrine.

4. The One who fed them from hunger, and protected them from fear.

Chapter-107

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Do you know who rejects the system?

2. It is the one who mistreats the orphans.

3. And does not encourage the feeding of the poor.

4. So woe to those who assemble.

5. But who are absent minded to their assembly.

6. They only want to be seen.

7. And they deter from helping others.

Chapter-108

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. We have given you plenty.

2. Therefore, you shall assemble for your Lord, and sacrifice.

3. Indeed your rival will be the loser.

Chapter-109

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Say: “O rejecters,”

2. “I do not serve what you serve,”

3. “Nor do you serve what I serve,”

4. “Nor will I serve what you serve,”

5. “Nor will you serve what I serve,”

6. “To you is your system, and to me is mine.”

Chapter-110


In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. When God’s victory and conquest comes.

2. And you see mankind entering into God’s system in flocks.

3. You shall glorify your Lord’s grace, and seek His forgiveness. He is the Redeemer.

Chapter-111

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Condemned is the hand of the father of flames; condemned indeed.

2. His money will not avail him, nor what he has earned.

3. He will be sent to a flaming fire.

4. And his wife who carries the logs.

5. On her neck is a rope of thorns.

Chapter-112

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Say: “He is God, the One,”

2. “God, the Absolute,”

3. “He does not give birth, nor was He given birth to,”

4. “And there is none who are His equal.”

Chapter-113

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Say: “I seek refuge with the Lord of the dawn,”

2. “From the evil of His creation,”

3. “And from the evil of darkness as it falls,”

4. “And from the evil of the blowing on knots,”

5. “And from the evil of the envious when they envy.”

Chapter-114

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Say: “I seek refuge with the Lord of mankind,”

2. “The King of mankind,”

3. “The god of mankind,”

4. “From the evil of the sneaking whisperer,”

5. “Who whispers into the chests of mankind,”

6. “From among the Jinn and mankind.”

Chapter-71

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. We have sent Noah to his people: “Warn your people before a painful retribution comes to them.”

2. He said: “My people, I am to you a clear warner.”

3. “That you shall serve God and be aware of Him and obey.”

4. “He shall forgive your sins and delay you to a predetermined time. If God’s time comes, then it cannot be delayed, if you know.”

5. He said: “My Lord, I have called on my people night and day.”

6. “But my calling only drove them away!”

7. “And every time I called on them so that You may forgive them, they put their fingers in their ears and they covered their heads with their outer garments and they insisted, and they became greatly arrogant.”

8. “Then I called to them openly.”

9. “Then I announced to them, and I told them in secret.”

10. “And I said: Seek forgiveness of your Lord, for He was forgiving.”

11. “He sends the clouds upon you constantly.”

12. “And He provides you with money and children, and He makes for you gardens, and He makes for you rivers.”

13. “Why do you not seek God humbly.”

14. “While He created you in stages?”

15. “Did you not see how God created seven heavens in rings?”

16. “And He made the moon in them to be a light, and He made the sun to be a lit flame?

17. “And God made you grow from the earth as plants.”

18. “Then He returns you to it, and He brings you out an out bringing?”

19. “And God made the land for you as a plain.”

20. “So that you may seek in it ways and paths?”

21. Noah said: “My Lord, they have disobeyed me and have followed whose money and children only increased him in loss.”

22. And they plotted a great plotting.

23. And they said: “Do not abandon your gods, do not abandon Destroyer, nor Night Group, nor Helper and Deterrer and Eagle.”

24. And they have misguided many, but We only increase the wicked in misguidance.

25. For their sins they were drowned, then they were admitted to the fire, and they could not find beside God any victor.

26. And Noah said: “My Lord, do not leave on the earth any of the rejecters at all.”

27. “If you are to leave them, then they will misguide your servants and they will only give birth to a wicked rejecter.”

28. “My Lord, forgive me and my parents and whoever enters my sanctity as a believer, and to the believing men and believing women, and do not increase the wicked except in destruction.”

Chapter-72

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Say: “It has been inspired to me that a group of Jinn were listening.” They said: “We have heard a magnificent Quran!”

2. “It guides to what is correct, so we believed in it, and we will not set up anyone with our Lord.”

3. “And exalted is the majesty of our Lord, He has not taken a wife nor a son.”

4. “And it was the foolish one amongst us who used to say lies about God.”

5. “And we had thought that neither mankind nor the Jinn would never utter a lies against God.”

6. “And there were men from among mankind who used to seek help from the men among the Jinn, but they only helped increase them in sin.”

7. “And they thought as you thought, that God would not send anyone.”

8. “And we touched the heaven, but found it full of powerful guards and projectiles.”

9. “And we used to sit in it in places of listening, but anyone who sit now finds a projectile homing in on him.”

10. “And we do not know, is it evil that is intended for those on earth, or does their Lord want for them what is correct?”

11. “And among us are those who are good doers, and some of us are opposite to that, we are in many paths.”

12. “And we think that we cannot escape God on earth, nor can we escape him if we run.”

13. “And when we heard the guidance, we believed in it. So whoever believes in his Lord, then he will not fear a decrease in reward, nor a burdensome punishment.”

14. “And among us are those who surrendered, and among us are the compromisers. As for those who have surrendered, they have sought what is correct.”

15. And as for the compromisers, they are firewood for Hell.

16. And had they walked on the right path, We would have provided them with abundant water.

17. To test them with it. And whosoever turns away from the remembrance of his Lord, He will enter him a severe retribution.

18. And the temples are for God, so do not call on anyone with God.

19. And when God’s servant stood up to call on Him, they nearly banded to oppose him.

20. Say: “I only call on my Lord, and I do not associate anyone with Him.”

21. Say: “I have no power to cause you harm nor to show you what is right.”

22. Say: “No one can protect me from God, and I will not find any refuge except with Him.”

23. “It is just an announcement from God and His messages. And whosoever disobeys God and His messenger, then he will have the fire of Hell to dwell eternally therein.”

24. Until they see what they are promised, then they will know who has the weakest ally and is least in number.

25. Say: “I do not know if what you are promised is near, or if my Lord will make it distant.”

26. The knower of the unseen, He does not reveal His knowledge to anyone.

27. Except to whom He has accepted as a messenger, then He reveals from the past and the future.

28. So that He knows that they have delivered the messages of their Lord, and He surrounds all that is with them, and He Has counted the number of all things.

Chapter-73

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. O you cloaked one.

2. Stand the night except for a little.
3. Half of it, or a little less than that.
4. Or a little more, and arrange the Quran in its arrangement.
5. We will place upon you a saying which is heavy.
6. The time of the night is more effective and better for study.
7. For you have many duties during the day.
8. And remember the name of your Lord, and devote to Him completely.
9. The Lord of the east and the west, there is no god but He, so take Him as a protector.
10. And be patient over what they say, and depart from them in a good manner.
11. And leave Me to deal with the deniers who have been given the good things, and give them time for a while.
12. We have with Us chains and a raging fire.
13. And food that chokes, and a painful retribution.
14. The day the earth and the mountains shake, and the mountains become crumbling sand.
15. We have sent to you a messenger as a witness over you, as We have sent to Pharaoh a messenger.
16. But Pharaoh disobeyed the messenger, so We took him in a severe manner.
17. So how can you be righteous if you have rejected, on a day when the children become grey haired?
18. The sky will crack with it. His promise is always delivered.
19. This is a reminder, so let he who wishes take a path to his Lord.
20. Your Lord knows that you rise a little less than two thirds of the night, and half of it, and one third of it, as well as a group of those who are with you. And God measures the night and the day. He knows that you will not be able to keep-up, so He pardons you. So study what is made easy of the Quran. He knows that there will be sick among you, and others that venture out in the land seeking from God’s bounty, and others who are fighting in the cause of God, so study what you can of it. And establish the assembly and contribute towards betterment and give God a loan of righteousness. And whatever you put forth yourselves, you will find it with God, for it is better and a greater reward. And seek God’s forgiveness, for God is Forgiving, Merciful.

Chapter-74

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. O you blanketed one.

2. Stand and warn.

3. And your Lord glorify.

4. And purify your outer garments.

5. And leave all addictions.

6. And do not give to expect anything in return.

7. And to your Lord be patient.

8. So when the trumpet is sounded.

9. That will be a very difficult day.

10. Upon the rejecters it will not be easy.

11. So leave Me alone with the one I have created.

12. And I gave him abundant wealth.

13. And children to bear witness.

14. And I made everything comfortable for him.

15. Then he is greedy wanting that I give more.

16. No. He was stubborn to Our revelations.

17. I will exhaust him in climbing.

18. He thought and he analyzed.

19. So woe to him for how he thought.

20. Then woe to him for how he thought.

21. Then he looked.

22. Then he frowned and became bad tempered.

23. Then he turned away and was arrogant.

24. So he said: “This is nothing but the magic of old.”

25. “This is nothing but the words of a human.”

26. I will cast him in Saqir.

27. And do you know what is Saqir?

28. It does not spare nor leave anything.

29. A scorcher for the humans.

30. Upon it is nineteen.

31. And We have made the guardians of the fire to be Angels; and We did not make their number except as a test for those who have rejected, so that those who were given the scripture would understand, and those who have faith would be increased in faith, and so that those who have been given the scripture and the believers do not have doubt, and so that those who have a sickness in their hearts and the rejecters would say: “What did God mean with an example such as this?” It is such that God misguides whom He wishes, and He guides whom He wishes. And none know your Lord’s soldiers except Him. And it is but a reminder for the humans.

32. No, by the moon.

33. And by the night when it withdraws.

34. And by the morning when it brightens.

35. It is one of the great ones.

36. A warning to humans.

37. For any among you who wishes to advance or regress.

38. Every soul is held by what it earned.

39. Except for the people of the right.

40. In gardens they will ask one another.

41. About the criminals.

42. “What has caused you to be in Saqir?”

43. They said: “We were not of those who assembled.”

44. “And we did not feed the poor person.”

45. “And we use to participate with those who talk falsehood.”

46. “And we used to deny the Day of Judgment.”

47. “Until the certainty came to us.”

48. But no intercession of intercessors can help them.

49. Why have turned away from being reminded?

50. They are like fleeing zebras.

51. Running from the lion.

52. Alas, every one of them wants to be given separate scriptures.

53. No, they do nor fear the hereafter.

54. No, it is a reminder.

55. So whosoever wishes will remember it.

56. And none will remember except if God wills. He is the source of righteousness and the source of forgiveness.

Chapter-75

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. I swear by the Day of Judgment.

2. And I swear by the soul which is self blaming.
3. Does man think that We will not gather his bones?
4. Indeed, We were able to make his finger tips.
5. No, man desires that he continue committing sins.
6. He asks: “When is the Day of Resurrection?”
7. So, when the sight is dazzled.
8. And the moon is eclipsed.
9. And the sun and moon are joined together.
10. Man will say on that day: “Where can I escape!”
11. No. There is no refuge.
12. To your Lord on that day is the abode.
13. Man will be told on that day what he has put forward, and what he has done.
14. No, man will testify against himself.
15. Even though he puts forth his excuses.
16. Do not move your tongue with it to make haste.
17. It is for Us to gather it and relate it.
18. So when We relate it, you shall follow its reading.
19. Then it is for Us to clarify it.
20. No, you like this world.
21. And neglect the hereafter.
22. Faces on that day will be shining.
23. Looking at their Lord.
24. And faces on that day will be gloomy.
25. Thinking that a punishment is coming to them.
26. No, when it reaches the throat.
27. And it will be said: “Who can save him?”
28. And he thinks it is the time of departing.
29. And the leg is buckled around the other leg.
30. To your Lord on that day he will be driven.
31. For he did not believe nor assemble.
32. But he denied and turned away.
33. Then he went to his family admiring himself.
34. Woe to you and woe to you.
35. Then woe to you and woe to you.
36. Did man think that he will be left neglected?
37. Was he not a drop of sperm put forth?
38. Then he was a clot, then he was designed.
39. Then He made from him the two pairs, male and female.
40. Is One as such then not able to resurrect the dead?

Chapter-76

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Was there not a time in the past when the human being was nothing to even be mentioned?

2. We have created the human from drops of semen to test him, so We made him hear and see.

3. We have guided him to the path, either to be thankful or to reject.

4. We have prepared for the rejecters chains and collars and a blazing fire.

5. As for the pious, they will drink from a cup which has the scent of musk.

6. A spring from which the servants of God drink, it gushes forth abundantly.

7. They fulfill their vows, and they fear a day whose consequences are wide-spread.

8. And they give food out of love to the poor and the orphan and the prisoner.

9. “We only feed you for the sake of God, we do not desire from you any reward or thanks.”

10. “We fear from our Lord a day which will be horrible and difficult.”

11. So God shielded them from the evil of that day, and He cast towards them a look and a smile.

12. And He rewarded them for their patience with a garden and silk.

13. They are reclining in it on raised couches, they do not have in it excessive sun nor bitter cold.

14. And its shade is close upon them, and its fruit is hanging low within reach.

15. And they are served upon with bowls of silver and glasses of crystal.

16. Crystal laced with silver, measured accordingly.

17. And they are given to drink in it from a cup which has the scent of ginger.

18. A spring in which is called ‘Salsabeel’.

19. And they are encircled with eternal children. If you see them you will think they are pearls which have been scattered about.

20. And if you look, then you will see a blessing and a great dominion.

21. They will have outer garments of fine green silk, and necklaces and bracelets from silver, and their Lord will give them a cleansed drink.

22. This is the reward for you, and your struggle is appreciated.

23. We have sent down to you the Quran in stages.

24. So be patient to the judgment of your Lord, and do not obey from them any sinner or rejecter.

25. And remember the name of your Lord morning and evening.

26. And from the night you shall submit to Him and praise Him long throughout the night.

27. These people like the current life, and they put behind them a heavy day.

28. We have created them, and We have made them strong. And if We wished, We would replace their kind completely.

29. This is a reminder, so let whoever wills take a path to his Lord.

30. And you cannot will, except if God wills. God is Knowledgeable, Wise.

31. He admits whom He wills to His mercy. And as for the wicked, He Has prepared for them a painful retribution.

Chapter-77

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. By the winds which are sent.

2. Then the gusts that blow.
3. And all that is scattered about.
4. So the separators which divide.
5. Then the remembrance that is found.
6. An excuse or a warning.
7. What you are being promised will come to pass.
8. So when the stars are plunged.
9. And when the sky is opened.
10. And when the mountains are destroyed.
11. And when the messengers are gathered.
12. For what day has it been delayed?
13. For the Day of Separation.
14. And do you know what is the Day of Separation?
15. Woe on that day to the disbelievers!
16. Did We not destroy the ancient people
17. Then We made others succeed them?
18. It is such that We do to the criminals.
19. Woe on that day to the disbelievers!
20. Did We not create you from a fragile water
21. Then We made it in a place of protection
22. Until a time that is predetermined?
23. So We measured, and We are the best to measure.
24. Woe on that day to the disbelievers!
25. Did We not make the earth an abode
26. Living and dead.
27. And We made massive stabilizers in it, and We gave you to drink fresh water?
28. Woe on that day to the disbelievers!
29. Away with you towards what you have disbelieved.
30. Away with you to a shadow with three columns.
31. Neither does it shade, nor does it avail from the flames.
32. It throws sparks as huge as logs.
33. As if they were yellow camels.
34. Woe on that day to the disbelievers!
35. This is a day when they shall not speak.
36. Nor will it be permitted for them so they can make excuses.
37. Woe on that day to the disbelievers!
38. This is the Day of Separation where We have gathered you with the ancient people.
39. So if you have a scheme, then make use of it.
40. Woe on that day to the disbelievers!
41. The righteous are among shades and springs.
42. And fruit from what the desire.
43. “Eat and drink comfortably for what you used to do.”
44. It is such that We reward the good doers.
45. Woe on that day to the disbelievers!
46. “Eat and enjoy for a little while, for you are criminals.”
47. Woe on that day to the disbelievers!
48. And when they are told to yield, they do not yield.
49. Woe on that day to the disbelievers!
50. So in what words after this will they believe?


Chapter-78

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. What are they inquiring about?

2. About the grand news.

3. The one which they are in disagreement about.

4. No, they will come to know.

5. No, then again, they will come to know.

6. Did We not make the earth a resting ground?

7. And the mountains as pegs?

8. And We created you in pairs?

9. And We made your sleep for resting?

10. And We made the night as a covering?

11. And We made the day to work in?

12. And We constructed above you seven mighty ones?

13. And We made a burning lamp?

14. And We sent down abundant water from the rain clouds

15. To bring out with it seeds and plants

16. And gardens of thick growth?

17. The Day of Separation is at an appointed time.

18. The day when the horn is blown and you come in crowds.

19. And the heaven is opened, so it becomes gates.

20. And the mountains will be moved as if they were a mirage.

21. For Hell is in wait.

22. For the transgressors it is a dwelling place.

23. They will abide in it for ages.

24. They will not taste anything cold in it nor drink.

25. Except for boiling water and filthy discharge.

26. An exact recompense.

27. They did not seek the reckoning.

28. And they denied Our revelations greatly.

29. And everything We have counted in a record.

30. So taste it, for no increase will come to you from Us except in retribution.

31. As for the righteous, they will have success.

32. Gardens and grapevines.

33. And magnificent companions.

34. And a cup that is full.

35. They do not hear in it any vile talk nor lies.

36. A reward from your Lord, in recognition for what is done.

37. The Lord of heavens and earth and what is between them, the Almighty. None possess any authority to speak to Him.

38. The day when the Spirit and the Angels stand in line, none will speak unless the Almighty authorizes him and he speaks what is true.

39. That is the day of truth, so let whoever wills seek a way to his Lord.

40. I have warned you of a retribution which is close, the day when man will look at what he has brought forth and the rejecter will say: “I wish I were dust!”

Chapter-79

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. By those that take the person forcibly.
2. And those that take the person gently.
3. And those that swim along.
4. And those that press forward in a race.
5. So as to carry out a command.
6. On the day the ground shakes.
7. It will be followed by the second blow.
8. Hearts on that day will be terrified.
9. Their eyes cast down.
10. They will say: “Shall we be sent back to live our lives.”
11. “Even after we were crumbled bones?”
12. They said: “This is an impossible recurrence.”
13. But all it takes is one blow.
14. Whereupon they get up.
15. Did the story of Moses come to you?
16. His Lord called him at the holy valley of Tuwa.
17. “Go to Pharaoh, for he has transgressed.”
18. Tell him: “Would you not be purified?”
19. “And I will guide you to your Lord, that you may turn reverent.”
20. He then showed him the great miracle.
21. But he disbelieved and rebelled.
22. Then he turned away in a hurry.
23. So he gathered and proclaimed.
24. He said: “I am your lord, the most high.”
25. So God seized him with retribution in the Hereafter, as well as in the first life.
26. In that is a lesson for those who are aware.
27. Are you a more powerful creation than the sky which He built?
28. He raised its height, and perfected it.
29. And He covered its night and brought out its morning.
30. And the land after that He spread out.
31. He brought forth from it its own water and pasture.
32. And the mountains He fixed firmly.
33. All this to be a provision for you and your livestock.
34. Then, when the great blow comes.
35. The day when the human remembers all that he strove for.
36. And Hell will be apparent to all who can see.
37. for the one who transgressed.
38. And he was preoccupied with the worldly life.
39. Then Hell will be the abode.
40. And as for the one who reverenced the majesty of his Lord, and restrained himself from desire.
41. The Paradise will be the abode.
42. They ask you about the Hour: “When is its appointed time?”
43. You have no knowledge if it.
44. To your Lord is its term.
45. You are simply to warn those who fear it.
46. For the day they see it will be as if they had remained one evening or half a day.

Chapter-80

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. He frowned and turned away.
2. That the blind one came to him.
3. And what makes you know, perhaps he is seeking to purify?
4. Or to remember, so the remembrance will benefit him?
5. As for the one who was content.
6. You were addressing yourself to him.
7. And why does it concern you that he does not want to purify?
8. And as for the one who came to you seeking.
9. While he was fearful.
10. You were too pre-occupied for him.
11. No, this is but a reminder.
12. For whoever wills to remember.
13. In scripts which are honourable.
14. Raised and pure.
15. By the hands of revealed ones.
16. Honourable and righteous.
17. Mankind is killed for his rejection.
18. From what did He create him?
19. From a drop of semen He created him and moulded him.
20. Then the path he made easy for him.
21. Then He made him die and buried him.
22. Then if He wishes He resurrects him.
23. No, when what has been ordained is complete.
24. Let man look to his food.
25. We have poured the water abundantly.
26. Then We cracked the land with cracks.
27. And We made grow in it seeds.
28. And grapes and pasture.
29. And olives and palm trees.
30. And gardens in variety.
31. And fruits and vegetables.
32. An offering to you and your livestock.
33. So when the screaming shout comes.
34. The day when a person will run from his brother.
35. And his mother and father.
36. And his mate and children.
37. For every person on that day is a matter that concerns him.
38. Faces on that day which are openly displayed.
39. Laughing and seeking good news.
40. And faces on that day with dust on them.
41. Being burdened by remorse.
42. Those are the rejecters, the wicked.

Chapter-81

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. When the sun implodes.
2. And when the stars cannot be seen.
3. And when the mountains are made to move.
4. And when the reproduction is ended.
5. And when the beasts are gathered.
6. And when the seas are made to boil.
7. And when the souls are paired.
8. And when the infant girl who was killed is asked
9. For what crime was she killed.
10. And when the scripts are displayed.
11. And when the sky is removed.
12. And when Hell is ignited.
13. And when Paradise is made near.
14. Every soul will know what it had done.
15. So, I do swear by the galaxies.
16. They run in their orbits.
17. And the night when it passes.
18. And the morning when it breathes.
19. It is the saying of an honourable messenger.
20. With power and influence from the One of the throne.
21. Obeyed, and trustworthy.
22. And your friend is not crazy.
23. And he saw him by the clear horizon.
24. And he has no knowledge of the future.
25. And it is not the saying of an outcast devil.
26. So where will you go?
27. It is but a reminder for the worlds.
28. For whoever of you wishes to be straight.
29. And you cannot will anything except if God wills, the Lord of the worlds.

Chapter-82

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. When the sky is damaged.
2. And when the planets are scattered.
3. And when the seas burst.
4. And when the graves are laid open.
5. Then a soul will know what it has brought forth and what it has left behind.
6. man, what has turned you arrogant against your Lord, the most generous;
7. The One who created you, then evolved you, then made you upright?
8. In any which picture He chooses, He places you.
9. No, you are but deniers of the system.
10. And over you are those who watch.
11. Honourable scribes.
12. They know what you do.
13. The pious are in Paradise.
14. And the wicked are in Hell.
15. They will enter it on the day of recompense.
16. And they will not be absent from it.
17. And do you know what is the day of recompense?
18. Then again, do you know what is the day of recompense?
19. The day when no soul possesses anything for any other soul, and the decision on that day is to God.

Chapter-83

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Woe to those who short change.
2. Those who when they are receiving any measure from the people, they take it in full.
3. And when they are the ones giving measure or weight, they give less than due.
4. Do these not assume that they will be resurrected
5. To a great day?
6. The day mankind stand before the Lord of the worlds.
7. No, the record of the wicked is in Sijjeen.
8. And do you know what is Sijjeen?
9. A numbered record.
10. Woe on that day to the deniers.
11. Those who denied the day of recompense.
12. And none will deny it except every transgressor who knows no bounds.
13. When Our verses are recited to him, he says: “Tales of the ancients!”
14. No, a covering has been placed on their hearts for what they earn.
15. No, they will be shielded from their Lord on that day.
16. Then they will be entered into the Hell.
17. Then it will be said: “This is what you used to deny!”
18. No, the record of the pious is in Elliyeen.
19. And do you know what is Eliyeen?
20. A numbered record.
21. To be witnessed by those brought near.
22. The pious are in paradise.
23. Upon luxurious furnishings, watching.
24. You know in their faces the look of paradise.
25. They are given drink from a pure sealed vial.
26. Its seal will be of musk, so in that let those who are in competition compete.
27. And its taste will be special.
28. A spring where those who are brought near will drink.
29. Those who were criminals used to laugh at those who had believed.
30. And when they pass by them they used to wink to each other.
31. And when they return to their people, they would return jesting.
32. And if the see them they say: “These are indeed misguided!”
33. But they were not sent over them as watchers.
34. And today, those who had believed are laughing at the rejecters!
35. Upon the luxurious furnishings they are watching.
36. Have the rejecters been paid for what they used to do?

Chapter-84

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. When the sky is torn.
2. And it allowed its Lord, and was ready.
3. And when the land is stretched.
4. And it spits out what is in it and becomes empty.
5. And it permits its Lord, and is ready.
6. O man, you will be returning to your Lord with your actions and meeting Him.
7. So whoever is given his record in his right.
8. He will then receive an easy reckoning.
9. And he will return to his family in joy!
10. And as for he who is given his record behind his back.
11. He will invoke his destruction.
12. And he will enter a blazing fire.
13. He was with his people in joy!
14. He thought he would not be returned.
15. No, He is ever seeing of him.
16. So, I swear by the redness of dusk.
17. And the night and what it is driven on.
18. And the moon when it is full.
19. You will ride a craft upon a craft.
20. So what is the matter with them that they do not believe?
21. And when the Quran is explained to them, they do not submit.
22. No, those who have rejected are in denial.
23. And God is more aware of what they gather.
24. So inform them of a painful retribution.
25. Except for those who believe and do good works, they will have a reward that will not end.

Chapter-85

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. By the universe laden with towers.

2. And the appointed day.

3. And a witness and a witnessed.

4. Dead are the people of the canyon.

5. The fire supplied with fuel.

6. They will be placed in it.

7. And they were witness to what they did to the believers.

8. And all they asked them was that would believe in God, the Noble, the Praiseworthy!

9. The One to whom belongs kingship of heavens and earth, and God is witness over everything.

10. Those who have put the believing men and women under ordeal, and then did not repent, they will have the retribution of Hell, and they will have the retribution of burning.

11. Those who believe and do good works, they will have gardens with rivers flowing beneath. Such is the great reward.

12. The punishment of your Lord is severe.

13. It is He who initiates and then returns.

14. And He is the Forgiver, the Most Kind.

15. Possessor of the throne, the Glorious.

16. Doer of what He wills.

17. Has news come to you of the soldiers?

18. Pharaoh and Thamud?

19. No, those who rejected are in denial.

20. And God after them is encompassing.

21. No, it is a glorious Quran.

22. Preserved in a stone tablet.

Chapter-86

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. And the sky and the herald.
2. And do you know what is the herald?
3. The piercing star.
4. Every soul has a recorder over it.
5. So let man see from what he was created.
6. He was created from water that gushes forth.
7. It comes out from between the spine and the testicles.
8. For He is able to bring him back.
9. The day when all is revealed.
10. Then he will not have any power or victor.
11. And the sky which gives rain.
12. And the land with small cracks.
13. This is the word that separates matters.
14. And it is not a thing for amusement.
15. They are scheming their schemes.
16. And I scheme a scheme.
17. So respite the rejecters, respite them for a while.

Chapter-87

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Glorify the name of your Lord, the most high.
2. The One who created and evolved.
3. And the One who measured and then guided.
4. And the One who brought out the pasture.
5. So He made it dried up into hay.
6. We will make you understand, so do not forget.
7. Except for what God wills, He knows what is declared and what is hidden.
8. And We will make easy for you the way.
9. So remind, perhaps the reminder will help.
10. He who is reverent will remember.
11. And he who is wicked will avoid it.
12. He will enter the great fire.
13. Then he will neither die in it nor live.
14. Whosoever develops will succeed.
15. And remembers the name of his Lord and assembles.
16. No, you desire the worldly life.
17. But the hereafter is better and more lasting.
18. This is in the previous scripts.
19. The scripts of Abraham and Moses.

Chapter-88

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Has the news come to you of that which will overwhelm?
2. Faces on that day which will be shamed.
3. Labouring and weary.
4. They will enter a blazing fire.
5. And be given to drink from a boiling spring.
6. They will have no food except from a thorny plant.
7. It does not nourish nor avail against hunger.
8. And faces on that day which are soft.
9. For their pursuit they are content.
10. In a high garden.
11. You will not hear in it any nonsense.
12. In it is a running spring.
13. In it are raised beds.
14. And cups that are set.
15. And cushions set in rows.
16. And rich carpets spread out.
17. Will they not look at the camels, how are they created?
18. And to the sky, how is it raised?
19. And to the mountains, how was it raised?
20. And to the land, how was it flattened?
21. So remind, for you are a reminder.
22. You are not to be dominating over them.
23. Except for he who turns away and rejects.
24. Then God will punish him with the great retribution.
25. Indeed, to Us is their return.
26. Then to Us is their judgment.

Chapter-89

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. By the dawn.

2. And the ten nights.

3. And the even and the odd.

4. And the night when it passes.

5. In this is an oath for the one with intelligence.

6. Did you not see what your Lord did to ‘Aad?

7. Irum, with the great columns?

8. The one which was like no other in the land?

9. And Thamud who carved the rocks in the valley?

10. And Pharaoh who possessed might?

11. They all transgressed in the land.

12. And made much corruption therein.

13. So your Lord poured upon them a measure of retribution.

14. Your Lord is ever watchful.

15. As for man, if his Lord does not test him and grants him much, then he says: “My Lord has blessed me!”

16. And if his Lord tests him and gives him little wealth, then he says: “My Lord has humiliated me!”

17. No, you are not generous to the orphan.

18. And you do not look to feeding the poor.

19. And you consume others inheritance, all with greed.

20. And you love money, a love that is excessive.

21. No, when the earth is pounded into rubble.

22. And your Lord comes with the Angels row after row.

23. And Hell on that day is brought. On that day man will remember, but how will the remembrance now help him?

24. He says: “I wish I had worked towards my life!”

25. On that day, no other will bear his punishment.

26. Nor will anyone be able to free his bonds.

27. you soul which is peaceful.

28. Return to your Lord happy and content.

29. And enter in amongst My servants.

30. And enter My paradise.

Chapter-90

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. I swear by this land.
2. And you remain committed to this land.
3. And a father and what he begets.
4. We have created man to struggle.
5. Does he think that no one is able to best him?
6. He says: “I spent so much money!”
7. Does he think that no one saw him?
8. Did We not make for him two eyes?
9. And a tongue and two lips?
10. And We guided him to both paths?
11. He should choose the difficult path.
12. Do you know which is the difficult path?
13. The freeing of slaves.
14. Or the feeding on a day of great hardship.
15. An orphan of relation.
16. Or a poor person in need.
17. Then he has become one of those who have believed and exhort one another to patience, and exhort one another to kindness.
18. Those are the people of happiness.
19. As for those who rejected Our verses, they are the people of misery.
20. Upon them is a fire closed over.

Chapter-51

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. By the blowing winds.

2. Bearing rain.

3. Bringing provisions.

4. Distributing them as commanded.

5. What you are promised will come to pass.

6. And the Judgment is inevitable.

7. By the perfected sky.

8. But you continue to have a different view.

9. Deviating therefrom are the deviators.

10. Woe to the falsifiers.

11. In their blundering, they are totally heedless.

12. They question: “When will be the Day of Judgment?”

13. The day they are presented to the fire.

14. “Taste this retribution of yours; this is what you used to challenge.”

15. The righteous have deserved gardens and springs.

16. They receive their Lord’s rewards, for they were before that pious.

17. Rarely did they sleep the whole night.

18. And before dawn, they would seek forgiveness.

19. An in their money was a portion set aside for the beggar and the needy.

20. And in the earth are signs for those who comprehend.

21. And within yourselves; do you not see?

22. And in the heaven is your provision, and everything that is promised to you.

23. By the Lord of the heaven and the earth, this is true just as the fact that you speak.

24. Has the story of Abraham’s noble guests come to you?

25. When they came to him, they said: “Peace.” He said: “Peace to you, strangers!”

26. Then he turned to his family and brought a roasted fat calf.

27. When he offered it to them, he said: “Do you not eat?”

28. He then became fearful of them. They said: “Do not fear,” and they gave good news of a knowledgeable son.

29. His wife then came forward in astonishment. Noting her wrinkled face: “I am a sterile old woman”

30. They said: “Thus it has been said by your Lord. He is the Wise, the Knowledgeable.”

31. He said: “What is your mission, O messengers?”

32. They said: “We have been sent to a criminal people.”

33. “To send down upon them rocks of clay.”

34. “Marked by your Lord for the transgressors.”

35. So We then brought out all the believers.

36. But We did not find in it except one house of those who had surrendered.

37. And We have left in it a sign for those who fear the painful retribution.

38. And also Moses. We sent him to Pharaoh with a clear authority.

39. But he turned away, in arrogance, and he said: “A magician, or crazy.”

40. So We took him and his troops. We threw them into the sea, and he is the one to blame.

41. And also ‘Aad. We sent upon them disastrous wind.

42. Anything that it came upon was utterly destroyed.

43. And also Thamud. They were told: “Enjoy for a while.”

44. They rebelled against the command of their Lord. So the lightning struck them as they looked.

45. They were unable to rise up, nor could they win.

46. And the people of Noah before; they were a wicked people.

47. We constructed the worlds with power, and We will continue to expand it.

48. And the earth We spread out; how excellent a design.

49. And from everything We created a pair, that you may remember.

50. So flee towards God. I am a clear warner coming to you from Him.

51. And do not set up beside God any other God. I am a clear warner coming to you from Him.

52. Likewise, when a messenger went to the previous generations, they said: “A magician, or crazy.”

53. Have they passed down this saying to each other? Indeed, they are transgressors.

54. So turn away from them; you cannot be blamed.

55. And remind, for the reminder benefits the believers.

56. I did not create the Jinn and the humans except to serve Me.

57. I need no provisions from them, nor do I need them to give food.

58. God is the Provider, the Possessor of all power, the Supreme.

59. The transgressors have incurred the same fate as their previous friends; so let them not be in haste.

60. So woe to those who rejected from the day that is awaiting them.

Chapter-52

In the name of God, the Almighty, Most Merciful

1. By the mount.

2. And the recorded scripture.

3. In parchment unrolled.

4. And the constructed Shrine.

5. And the raised ceiling.

6. And the sea that is set aflame.

7. Your Lord’s retribution is unavoidable.

8. There is nothing that can stop it.

9. The day will come when the sky will violently thunder.

10. The mountains will be wiped out.

11. Woe on that day to the rejecters.

12. Who are in their blundering, heedless.

13. They will be herded into Hell, forcibly.

14. This is the Fire which you used to deny.

15. Is this magic, or do you not see?

16. Suffer the burning. Whether you are patient or impatient, it will be the same for you. This is the just requital for what you did.

17. The righteous are in gardens and bliss.

18. They enjoy what their Lord has reserved for them; their Lord has spared them the retribution of Hell.

19. Eat and drink happily because of what you used to do.

20. They recline on luxurious furnishings, and We pair them with beautiful spouses.

21. For those who believed, and their children also followed them in belief, We will have their children join them. We never fail to reward them for any work. Every person is paid for what he did.

22. We will supply them with fruits and meats such as they desire.

23. They will enjoy drinks that are never polluted, and never sinful to drink.

24. Serving them will be servants like protected pearls.

25. They will meet each other and reminisce among themselves.

26. They will say: “We used to be kind among our people.”

27. “God has blessed us, and has spared us the torment of the hot winds.”

28. “We used to implore Him; He is the Most Kind, Most Merciful.”

29. Therefore, you shall remind them. For by the grace of your Lord, you are neither a soothsayer, nor mad.

30. They may say: “He is a poet; let us just wait until a disaster befalls him.”

31. Say: “Continue waiting; I will wait along with you.”

32. Is it their dreams that dictate their behaviour, or are they a transgressing people?

33. Or do they say: “He made it all up”? Instead, they are simply rejecters.

34. Let them produce a narration like this, if they are truthful.

35. Or were they created from nothing? Are they the creators?

36. Or did they create the heavens and the earth? Indeed, they have no certainty.

37. Or do they possess the treasures of your Lord? Are they in control?

38. Or do they climb a ladder that enables them to listen? Let their listeners show their proof.

39. Or does He have daughters, while you have sons?

40. Or do you ask them for any wage, and they are burdened thereby?

41. Or do they know the future, and have it recorded?

42. Or do they intend to scheme? The disbelievers are the ones schemed against.

43. Or do they have another God beside God? God be glorified, far above having partners.

44. And if they see masses falling from the sky, they will say: “Piled clouds!”

45. So disregard them until they meet the day in which they are struck.

46. On that day, their schemes will not protect them, nor will they be helped.

47. And for those who transgress there is another retribution, but most of them do not know.

48. You shall be patient for the decision of your Lord, for you are in Our sights, and glorify the praise of your Lord when you get up.

49. Also during the night glorify Him, and at the setting of the stars.
Chapter-53

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. As the star rose.

2. Your friend was not astray, nor was he deceived.

3. Nor does he speak out of personal desire.

4. It was divine inspiration.

5. He has been taught by one mighty in power.

6. Free from any defect, he rose.

7. At the highest horizon.

8. He drew nearer by moving down.

9. Until He became as close as possible.

10. He then conveyed the inspiration to His servant what was to be revealed.

11. The mind did not make-up what it saw.

12. Do you doubt him in what he saw?

13. And indeed, he saw him in another descent.

14. At the ultimate point.

15. Where the eternal Paradise is located.

16. The whole place was overwhelmed.

17. The eyes did not waver, nor go blind.

18. He saw great signs of his Lord.

19. Have you considered the idols Allaat and Al-`Uzzah?

20. And Manaat, the third one?

21. Do you have males, while He has females?

22. What a disgraceful distribution!

23. These are but names that you made up, you and your forefathers. God never authorized such. They follow conjecture, and personal desire, when the true guidance has come to them herein from their Lord.

24. Or shall the human being have what he desires?

25. To God belongs the Hereafter, and the world.

26. And there are many Angels in heaven, who have no power to intercede, except after God gives permission for whom He wishes and is satisfied with him.

27. Those who disbelieve in the Hereafter have given the Angels feminine names.

28. They had no knowledge about this; they only conjectured. Conjecture is no substitute for the truth.

29. So disregard he who turns away from Our message, and desires nothing but this worldly life.

30. This is the extent of their knowledge. Your Lord is fully aware of those who strayed away from His path, and He is fully aware of those who are guided.

31. To God belongs everything in the heavens and everything on earth. He will requite those who commit evil for their works, and will reward the righteous for their righteousness.

32. They avoid gross sins and transgressions, except for minor offences. Your Lord’s forgiveness is immense. He has been fully aware of you since He initiated you from the earth, and while you were embryos in your mothers’ bellies. Therefore, do not exalt yourselves; He is fully aware of the righteous.

33. Have you noted the one who turned away?

34. Rarely did he give to charity, and then very little.

35. Did he possess knowledge of the future? Could he see it?

36. Was he not informed of the teachings in the scripture of Moses?

37. And Abraham who fulfilled?

38. No person shall be burdened with the sins of another.

39. Every human being is responsible for his own works.

40. And everyone’s works will be shown.

41. Then they will be paid fully for such works.

42. To your Lord is the final destiny.

43. He is the One who makes you laugh or cry.

44. He is the One who controls death and life.

45. He is the One who created the two kinds, male and female.

46. From a tiny drop of semen.

47. He will effect the recreation.

48. He is the One who makes you rich or poor.

49. He is the Lord of the galaxies.

50. He is the One who annihilated ancient `Aad.

51. And wiped out Thamud.

52. Also the people of Noah before that; they were evil transgressors.

53. The evil communities were the lowliest.

54. Consequently, they utterly vanished.

55. Which of your Lord’s marvels can you deny?

56. This is a warning like the older ones.

57. The inevitable is imminent.

58. None beside God can relieve it.

59. Are you questioning this matter?

60. Are you laughing, instead of crying?

61. Are you insisting on your ways?

62. You shall submit to God, and serve.

Chapter-54

In the name of God, the Almighty, Most Merciful

1. The Hour has come near, and the moon has drifted off.

2. And if they see a miracle, they turn away and say: “Continuous magic!”

3. And they disbelieved, followed their desires, and every old tradition.

4. The news had come to them in which there was sufficient warning.

5. Wisdom which was great; but the warnings are in vain.

6. Therefore turn away from them; the day will come when the caller will announce a terrible disaster.

7. With their eyes humiliated, they come out of the graves like scattered locusts.

8. As they rush towards the caller, the disbelievers will say: “This is a difficult day.”

9. The people of Noah disbelieved before them. They disbelieved Our servant and said: “He is crazy!” and he was oppressed.

10. So he called on his Lord: “I am beaten, so grant me victory.”

11. So We opened the gates of the sky with pouring water.

12. And we caused springs to gush out of the earth. The waters met to a command which had been measured.

13. We carried him on a craft made of slabs and mortar.

14. It ran under Our watchful eyes; a reward for one who was rejected.

15. And We have left it as a sign. Do any of you wish to learn?

16. How terrible was My retribution after the warnings!

17. And We made the Quran easy to learn. Do any of you wish to learn?

18. ‘Aad disbelieved. Consequently, how terrible was My retribution after the warnings?

19. We sent upon them a violent wind, on a day of continuous misery.

20. It uprooted the people as if they were decayed palm tree trunks.

21. How terrible was My retribution after the warnings?

22. We made the Quran easy to learn. Do any of you wish to learn?

23. Thamud rejected the warnings.

24. They said: “Shall we follow one of us; a human being? We will then go astray, then end up in Hell.”

25. “Has the message come down to him, instead of us? He is an evil liar.”

26. They will find out tomorrow who the evil liar is.

27. We are sending the camel as a test for them. So observe them and be patient.

28. And inform them that the water shall be divided between them; each shall be allowed to drink in the specified time.

29. But they called on their friend, and he took money to slaughter.

30. How terrible was My retribution after the warnings?

31. We sent upon them one scream, whereupon they became like harvested hay.

32. We made the Quran easy to learn. Does any of you wish to learn?

33. The people of Lot rejected the warners.

34. We sent upon them projectiles. Except for the family of Lot, We saved them at dawn.

35. A blessing from Us; it is thus that We reward those who are appreciative.

36. And he warned them about Our punishment, but they ridiculed the warnings.

37. And they sought to remove him from his guests; so We blinded their eyes. “Taste My retribution; you have been warned.”

38. Early the next morning, a devastating retribution struck them.

39. Taste My retribution; you have been warned.

40. We made the Quran easy to learn. Do any of you wish to learn?

41. And the warnings had come to the family of Pharaoh.

42. They rejected all Our signs. So We took them, the taking of the Noble, the Able.

43. Are your rejecters better than those? Or have you been absolved by your scripture?

44. Or do they say: “We are a large group and we will win.”

45. The large group will be defeated; they will turn around and flee.

46. The Hour is their appointed time, and the Hour is far worse and more painful.

47. The criminals have strayed to Hell.

48. The day when they will be dragged upon their faces into the Fire: “Taste the worst of Hell!”

49. Everything We have created in measure.

50. And Our commands are done at once with the blink of an eye.

51. And We have destroyed your counterparts. Do any of you wish to learn?

52. And everything they did is recorded in the scriptures.

53. Everything, small or large, is written down.

54. The righteous will be in gardens and rivers.

55. In a position of honour, at an Omnipotent King.

Chapter-55

In the name of God, the Almighty, Most Merciful

1. The Almighty.

2. He taught the Quran.

3. He created the human being.

4. He taught him how to distinguish.

5. The sun and the moon are perfectly calculated.

6. The stars and the trees submit.

7. He raised the sky and established the balance.

8. Do not transgress in the balance.

9. You shall establish justice; do not fall short in the balance.

10. He created the earth for all creatures.

11. In it there are fruits, and date palms with their hanging fruit.

12. Also grains and the spices.

13. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

14. He created the human from aged clay, like pottery.

15. And the Jinn He created from a blazing fire.

16. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

17. Lord of the two easts and the two wests.

18. Which of your Lord’s marvels can you deny?

19. He separates the two seas where they meet.

20. A barrier is placed between them, which they do not cross.

21. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

22. Out of both of them you get pearls and coral.

23. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

24. And to Him are the ships that roam the sea like flags.

25. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

26. Everyone on earth perishes.

27. Only the presence of your Lord lasts. Possessor of Majesty and Honour.

28. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

29. Those in the heavens and earth ask Him, everyday He is in some matter.

30. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

31. We will call you to account, both of you beings.

32. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

33. O tribes of Jinn and humans, if you can penetrate the outer limits of the heavens and the earth, go ahead and penetrate. You will not penetrate without authorization.

34. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

35. You get bombarded with projectiles of fire and metal, and you cannot win.

36. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

37. When the sky disintegrates, and turns rose coloured like paint.

38. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

39. On that day, no question will be asked of human or Jinn as to his sins.

40. Which of your Lord’s marvels can you deny?

41. The guilty will be recognized by their features; they will be taken by the forelocks and the feet.

42. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

43. This is Hell that the guilty used to deny.

44. They will circulate between it and an intolerable inferno.

45. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

46. And for he who reverenced the majesty of his Lord, two gardens.

47. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

48. Full of provisions.

49. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

50. Two springs are in them, flowing.

51. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

52. Of every fruit in them, two kinds.

53. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

54. While relaxing on furnishings lined with satin, the fruits are within reach.

55. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

56. Their beautiful mates were never touched by any human or Jinn.

57. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

58. They look like gems and coral.

59. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

60. Is the reward of goodness anything but goodness?

61. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

62. Below them are two gardens.

63. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

64. Side by side.

65. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

66. In them, wells to be pumped.

67. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

68. In them are fruits, date palms, and pomegranate.

69. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

70. In them are beautiful mates.

71. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

72. Confined in the tents.

73. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

74. No human ever touched them, nor Jinn.

75. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

76. They relax on green carpets, in beautiful surroundings.

77. So which of your Lord’s favours will you deny?

78. Most exalted is the name of your Lord, Possessor of Majesty and Honour.

Chapter-56

In the name of God, the Almighty, Most Merciful

1. When the inevitable comes to pass.

2. Nothing can stop it from happening.

3. It will bring low, and raise up.

4. The earth will be shaken up.

5. The mountains will be wiped out.

6. As if they never existed.

7. You will be stratified into three kinds.

8. Those who deserved bliss will be in bliss.

9. Those who deserved misery will be in misery.

10. Then there is the elite of the elite.

11. They are those who will be near.

12. In the gardens of bliss.

13. A cluster from the first generations.

14. And a few from the later generations.

15. On luxurious furnishings.

16. Enjoying everything, they will be neighbours.

17. Serving them will be immortal servants.

18. With cups, pitchers and pure drinks.

19. They never run out, nor do they get bored.

20. Fruits of their choice.

21. Meat of birds that they desire.

22. Beautiful mates.

23. Like protected pearls.

24. Rewards for their works.

25. They never hear any nonsense therein, nor sinful utterances.

26. Only the utterance: “Peace, peace.”

27. Those of the right, will be on the right side.

28. In lush orchards.

29. Fragrant fruits.

30. Extended shade.

31. Abundant water.

32. Many fruits.

33. Never ending; never forbidden.

34. Luxurious furnishings.

35. We create for them mates.

36. Never previously touched.

37. Perfectly matched.

38. For those on the right side.

39. Many from the early generations.

40. Many from the later generations.

41. Those of the left, will be on the left.

42. In misery and inferno.

43. Even their shade is hot.

44. Never cool, never tolerable.

45. They used to be rich.

46. They insisted on the great blasphemy.

47. They said: “After we die and turn to dust and bones, we get resurrected?”

48. “As well as our forefathers?”

49. Say: “The people of old and the later generations,”

50. “Will be summoned to a meeting on a predetermined day.”

51. “Then you, O rejecting strayers,”

52. “Will eat from the tree of Zaqqum,”

53. “Filling your bellies therefrom,”

54. “Then drinking on top of it boiling water,”

55. “Then adding drinks of sand.”

56. Such is their share on the Day of Judgment.

57. We have created you, if you could only believe!

58. Have you noted the semen that you produce?

59. Did you create it, or did we?

60. We have predetermined death for you. Nothing can stop Us.

61. From substituting new generations in your place, and establishing what you do not know.

62. You know about the first creation. Do you not remember?

63. Have you noted the crops you reap?

64. Did you grow them, or did We?

65. If We wished, We can turn it into hay. Then you will be left in wonderment.

66. “We are lost.”

67. “We are deprived.”

68. Have you noted the water you drink?

69. Did you send it down from the clouds, or did We?

70. If We wished, We can make it salty. You should be thankful.

71. Have you noted the fire you ignite?

72. Did you initiate its tree, or did we?

73. We rendered it a reminder, and a useful tool for the users.

74. You shall glorify the name of your Lord, the Great.

75. I swear by the positions of the stars.

76. This is an oath, if you only knew, that is awesome.

77. This is an honourable Quran.

78. In a protected scripture.

79. None can grasp it except the pure.

80. A revelation from the Lord of the worlds.

81. Are you disregarding this narration?

82. Do you make it your business that you disbelieve?

83. When the time comes and it reaches your throat.

84. And while you look around.

85. We are closer to it than you are, but you do not see.

86. If it is true that you do not owe any accounting.

87. Why do you not restore it, if you are truthful?

88. If he is one of those close to Me.

89. Then joy, flowers, and gardens of bliss.

90. And if he is one of the people of the right.

91. Then: “Peace” from the people of the right.

92. But if he is one of the deniers, the strayers.

93. Then an abode of boiling water.

94. And burning in Hell.

95. This is the absolute truth.

96. You shall glorify the name of your Lord, the Great.

Chapter-57

In the name of God, the Almighty, Most Merciful

1. Glorifying God is everything in the heavens and the earth. He is the Noble, the Wise.

2. To Him is the kingship of the heavens and the earth. He brings life and death. And He is capable of all things.

3. He is the first and the last. He is the Evident and the Innermost. He is fully aware of all things.

4. He is the One who created the heavens and the earth in six days, then He settled on the throne. He knows everything that enters into the land, and everything that comes out of it, and everything that comes down from the sky, and everything that climbs into it. And He is with you wherever you may be. God is Seer of everything you do.

5. To Him belongs the kingship of the heavens and the earth, and to God all matters are returned.

6. He merges the night into the day, and merges the day into the night. He is fully aware of the innermost thoughts.

7. Believe in God and His messenger, and spend from what He has made you successor to. Those among you who believe and spend have deserved a great recompense.

8. Why should you not believe in God when the messenger is inviting you to believe in your Lord? And He has already taken a pledge from you, if you are believers.

9. He is the One who sends down to His servant clear revelations, in order to lead you out of the darkness into the light. God is Compassionate towards you, Merciful.

10. Why do you not spend in the cause of God, when God possesses all wealth in the heavens and the earth? Distinguished from the rest are those among you who spent before the victory and fought. They attain a greater rank than those who spend after the victory and fight. For each, God promises goodness. God is Expert in everything you do.

11. Who will loan God a loan of righteousness, to have it multiplied for him manifold, and he will have a generous recompense?

12. The day will come when you see the believing men and women with their lights radiating ahead of them and to their right. Good news is yours that, on that day, you will have gardens with flowing streams. You will abide therein forever. This is the great triumph.

13. On that day, the hypocrite men and women will say to those who believed: “Wait for us! Let us absorb some of your light.” It will be said: “Go back behind you, and seek light.” So a barrier will be set up between them, whose gate separates mercy on the inner side, from retribution on the outer side.

14. They will call upon them: “Were we not with you?” They will answer: “Yes, but you led yourself into temptation, and you hesitated, and doubted, and became misled by wishful thinking, until God’s judgment came. You were diverted from God by illusions.”

15. “This day, no ransom can be taken from you, nor from those who disbelieved. Your abode is the Fire, it is your patron; what a miserable abode.”

16. Is it not time for those who believed to open up their hearts for the remembrance of God, and the truth that is revealed herein? They should not be like the followers of previous scriptures whose hearts became hardened with time and, consequently, many of them turned wicked.

17. Know that God revives the land after it had died. We thus explain the revelations for you, that you may understand.

18. Surely, the charitable men and women have loaned God a loan of goodness. They will receive their reward multiplied manifold; they have deserved a generous recompense.

19. Those who believed in God and His messengers are the truthful and martyrs. Reserved for them at their Lord are their rewards and their light. As for those who disbelieved and rejected our revelations, they have incurred Hell.

20. Know that this worldly life is no more than play and games, and boasting among you, and hoarding of money and children. It is like abundant rain that produces plants and pleases the disbelievers. But then the plants turn into useless hay, and are blown away by the wind. In the Hereafter there is severe retribution, and forgiveness from God and approval. This worldly life is no more than a temporary illusion.

21. Therefore, you shall race towards forgiveness from your Lord, and a Paradise whose width encompasses the heaven and the earth. It awaits those who believed in God and His messengers. Such is God’s grace that He bestows upon whomever He wills. God is Possessor of Infinite Grace.

22. No misfortune can happen on earth, or in yourselves, except as it is decreed in a record, before We bring it about. This is easy for God to do.

23. In order that you do not despair over anything that passes you by, nor be happy of anything He has bestowed upon you. God does not love those who are boastful, proud.

24. They are stingy, and order the people to be stingy. And for anyone who turns away, then know that God is the Rich, the Praiseworthy.

25. We have sent Our messengers with proofs, and We sent down with them the scripture and the balance, that the people may uphold justice. And We sent down the iron, wherein there is great strength, and many benefits for the people. All this in order for God to distinguish those who would support Him and His messengers, on faith. God is Powerful, Noble.

26. We sent Noah and Abraham, and we granted their descendants prophethood and the scripture. Some of them were guided, while many were wicked.

27. Then We sent in their tracks Our messengers. We sent Jesus the son of Mary, and we gave him the Injeel, and we placed, in the hearts of his followers, kindness and mercy. But they invented hermitism which we never decreed for them. All we asked them to do was to uphold the commandments approved by God. But they did not uphold the message as they should have. Consequently, we gave those who believed among them their recompense, while many of them were wicked.

28. O you who believe, you shall reverence God and believe in His messenger. He will then grant you double the reward from His mercy, endow you with light to guide you, and forgive you. God is Forgiver, Merciful.

29. So that the followers of the scripture should know that they have no power over God’s mercy and grace, and that all grace is in God’s hand. He bestows it upon whomever He wills. God is Possessor of Infinite Grace.

Chapter-58

In the name of God, the Almighty, Most Merciful

1. God has heard the woman who argued with you regarding her husband, and complained to God. God heard everything the two of you discussed. God is Hearer, Seer.

2. Those among you who estrange their wives by calling them as their mothers, they are not their mothers. Their mothers are the women who gave birth to them. Indeed, they are committing a blasphemy and a falsehood. God is Pardoner, Forgiver.

3. Those who estrange their wives in this manner, then reconcile thereafter, shall atone by freeing a slave before any sexual contact. This is to enlighten you. God is well aware of everything you do.

4. He who does not find a slave to free, he shall fast two consecutive months before any sexual contact. If he cannot fast, then he shall feed sixty poor people. You shall believe in God and His messenger. These are God’s laws. The disbelievers have incurred a painful retribution.

5. Those who fight God and His messenger are committed to defeat, like their previous counterparts were committed to defeat. We have sent down clear proofs, and the rejecters have incurred a shameful retribution.

6. The day when God resurrects them all, then informs them of everything they had done. God has recorded it, while they have forgotten it. God witnesses all things.

7. Do you not realise that God knows everything in the heavens and everything on earth? No three people can hold council secretly without Him being their fourth, nor five without Him being the sixth, nor less than that, nor more, without Him being there with them wherever they may be. Then, on the Day of Resurrection, He will inform them of everything they had done. God is fully aware of all things.

8. Have you noted those who were enjoined from holding council in secret, then insist on it? They council secretly to commit sin, transgression, and disobedience of the messenger. When they come to you, they greet you with a greeting other than that decreed by God. They say inside themselves: “Why has God not punished us for our utterances?” Their only requital is Hell, wherein they burn; what a miserable destiny.

9. O you who believe, if you have to council secretly, you shall not council to commit sin, transgression, or to disobey the messenger. You shall council to work righteousness and piety. You shall reverence God, before whom you will be summoned.

10. Secret councils are from the devil, through which he seeks to cause grief to those who believed. However, he cannot hurt them against God’s will. In God the believers shall trust.

11. O you who believe, if you are told: “Make room,” you shall make room for each other to sit. God will then make room for you. If you are asked to get up and move, get up and move. God raises those among you who believe, and those who acquire knowledge to higher ranks. God is fully aware of everything you do.

12. O you who believe, if you wish to hold secret council with the messenger, you shall offer a charity before you do so. This is better for you, and purer. If you cannot afford it, then God is Forgiver, Merciful.

13. If you failed to give to charity before conferring, then repented thereafter, God accepts your repentance. You shall establish the assembly, and contribute towards betterment, and obey God and His messenger. God is fully Cognizant of everything you do.

14. Have you noted those who befriended people with whom God is angry? They neither belong with you, nor with them. They deliberately swear lies!

15. God has prepared for them a severe retribution. Miserable indeed is what they used to do.

16. They used their oaths as a means of repelling from the path of God. Consequently, they have incurred a shameful retribution.

17. Neither their money, nor their children will help them against God. They have incurred the Hellfire, wherein they abide forever.

18. The Day will come when God resurrects them all. They will swear to Him then, just as they swear to you now, thinking that they really are right! Indeed, they are the liars.

19. The devil has possessed them, and has caused them to disregard God’s message. These are the party of the devil. Absolutely, the party of the devil are the losers.

20. Surely, those who oppose God and His messenger will be with the lowliest.

21. God has decreed: “I and My messengers will most assuredly win.” God is Powerful, Noble.

22. You will not find any people who believe in God and the Last Day allying those who oppose God and His messenger, even if they were their parents, or their children, or their siblings, or their tribe. For these, He decrees faith into their hearts, and supports them with inspiration from Him, and admits them into gardens with flowing streams wherein they abide forever. God is pleased with them, and they are pleased with Him. These are the party of God. Most assuredly, the party of God are the winners.


Chapter-59

In the name of God, the Almighty, Most Merciful

1. Glorifying God is everything in the heavens and the earth, and He is the Noble, the Wise.

2. He is the One who drove out those who disbelieved among the people of the scripture from their homes at the first gathering of forces. You never thought that they would leave, and they thought that their fortresses would protect them from God. But then God came to them from where they did not expect, and He threw terror into their hearts, so they destroyed their homes with their own hands and the hands of the believers. Learn from this, O you who possess vision.

3. And had God not decreed to banish them, He would have punished them in this life. And in the Hereafter they will face the retribution of the Fire.

4. This is because they bothered God and His messenger. And if anyone bothers God, then God is severe in punishment.

5. Whether you cut down a tree or leave it standing on its root, it is by God’s leave. He will surely humiliate the wicked.

6. Whatever God provided to His messenger was not the result of your war efforts, whether you fought on horses or on foot. God is the One who sends His messengers against whomever He wills. And God is capable of all things.

7. Whatever God provided to His messenger from the people of the townships belongs to God and His messenger, and the relatives, and the orphans, and the poor, and the traveller. Thus, it will not remain monopolized by the rich among you. And you may take what the messenger gives you, but do not take what he withholds you from taking. And be aware of God, for God is mighty in retribution.

8. For the immigrants who are poor and were driven out of their homes and deprived of their properties, because they sought God’s grace and pleasure, and because they supported God and His messenger. They are the truthful.

9. As for those who provided them with a home and a refuge, and were believers before them, they love those who immigrated to them, and find no hesitation in their hearts in helping them. In fact, they readily give them priority over themselves, even when they themselves need what they give away. Indeed, those who overcome their desires are the successful ones.

10. And those who came after them saying: “Our Lord, forgive us and our brothers who preceded us to the faith, and keep our hearts from having any hatred towards those who believed. Our Lord, You are Compassionate, Merciful.”

11. Have you noted those who are plagued with hypocrisy, and how they said to their companions in disbelief among the people of the scripture: “If you are driven out we will go out with you, and will never obey anyone who opposes you. If anyone fights you, we will fight on your side.” God bears witness that they are liars.

12. If they were driven out, they would not have gone out with them, and if anyone fought them, they would not have supported them. Even if they supported them, they would have turned around and fled. They could never win.

13. Indeed, you strike more terror in their hearts than their fear of God. This is because they are people who do not comprehend.

14. They will not fight you all unless they are in fortified towns, or from behind walls. Their might appears formidable among themselves. You would think that they are united, when in fact their hearts are divided. This is because they are people who do not understand.

15. Like the example of those who preceded them. They suffered the consequences of their decisions. They have incurred a painful retribution.

16. Like the example of the devil, when he says to the human being: “Disbelieve,” then as soon as he disbelieves, he says: “I disown you. I fear God, Lord of the worlds.”

17. The destiny for both of them is the Hellfire, wherein they abide forever. This is the reward for the wicked.

18. O you who believe, you shall reverence God, and let every soul examine what it has put forth for tomorrow. You shall reverence God; God is fully aware of everything you do.

19. Do not be like those who forgot God, so He made them forget themselves. These are the wicked.

20. Not equal are the dwellers of the Hellfire and the dwellers of Paradise; the dwellers of Paradise are the winners.

21. If we revealed this Quran to a mountain, you would see it trembling, crumbling, out of reverence for God. We cite these examples for the people, that they may reflect.

22. He is God; there is no other god beside Him. Knower of all secrets and declarations. He is the Almighty, the Merciful.

23. He is God; there is no other god beside Him. The King, the Sacred, the Peace, the Faithful, the Supreme, the Noble, the Powerful, the Dignified. God be glorified; far above having partners.

24. He is God; the Creator, the Initiator, the Designer. To Him belong the most beautiful names. Glorifying Him is everything in the heavens and the earth. He is the Noble, the Wise.

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In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. O you who believe, do not take My enemy and your enemy as allies, you extend love to them, even though they have rejected the truth that has come to you. They drive you and the messenger out, just because you believe in God, your Lord. If you mobilize to struggle in My cause, seeking My blessings, how can you secretly love them? I am fully aware of everything you conceal, and everything you declare. Those among you who do this have indeed strayed off the right path.

2. Whenever they encounter you, they treat you as enemies, and hurt you with their hands and tongues. They desire you to disbelieve.

3. Neither your relatives nor your money can ever help you. On the Day of Resurrection, He will judge among you. God is Seer of everything you do.

4. There is a good example set for you by Abraham and those with him. They said to their people: “We disown you and the idols that you worship besides God. We reject you, and you will see nothing from us except animosity and hatred until you believe in God alone.” Except for the saying of Abraham to his father: “I will pray for your forgiveness, even though I possess no power to protect you from God.” “Our Lord, we trust in You, and we turn to You; to You is the final destiny.”

5. “Our Lord, do not let us become a test for those who disbelieved, and forgive us. You are the Noble, the Wise.”

6. A good example has been set by them for those who seek God and the Last Day. As for those who turn away, God is the Rich, the Praiseworthy.

7. Perhaps God will grant love between you and those you consider enemies. God is Capable. God is Forgiving, Merciful.

8. God does not forbid you from those who do not fight you because of the system, nor drive you out of your homes. You may befriend them and be equitable towards them. God loves the equitable.

9. God forbids you only from those who fight you because of the system, and drive you out of your homes, and band together with others to drive you out. You shall not ally with them. Those who ally with them are the transgressors.

10. O you who believe, if the believing women come emigrating to you, you shall test them. God is fully aware of their belief. Once you establish that they are believers, you shall not return them to the disbelievers. They are no longer lawful for them, nor are the disbelievers lawful for the women. Give back the dowries that the disbelievers have paid. You commit no error by marrying them, so long as you pay them their due dowries. Do not keep disbelieving wives. You may ask them for the dowry you had paid, and they may ask for what they paid. This is God’s rule; He rules among you. God is Knowledgeable, Wise.

11. If any of your wives join the enemies’ camp, and you are forced to fight, you shall force the enemy to compensate the men who lost their wives, by giving them what they spent on their wives. You shall reverence God, in whom you believe.

12. O you prophet, if the believing women come to make allegiance to you that they will not set up anything beside God, nor steal, nor commit adultery, nor kill their children, nor fabricate any falsehood, nor disobey you in any just matter, you shall accept their allegiance, and pray to God to forgive them. God is Forgiver, Merciful.

13. O you who believe, do not ally a people with whom God is angry, and who are hopelessly stuck in disbelief; they are just as hopeless as the disbelievers who are already in the graves.

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In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Glorifying God is everything in the heavens and everything on the earth. He is the Noble, the Wise.

2. O you who believe, why do you say what you do not do?

3. Most abominable with God is that you say what you do not do.

4. God loves those who fight in His cause in one column, they are like bricks in a wall.

5. And when Moses said to his people: “O my people, why do you hurt me, even though you know that I am God’s messenger to you?” But when they deviated, God diverted their hearts. For God does not guide the wicked people.

6. And when Jesus, son of Mary, said: “O children of Israel, I am God’s messenger to you, authenticating what is present with me of the Torah and bringing good news of a messenger to come after me whose name will be Ahmad.” But when he showed them the clear proofs, they said: “This is profound magic.”

7. Who is more evil than one who fabricates lies about God, while he is being invited to surrender? God does not guide the evil people.

8. They wish to put out God’s light with their mouths. But God will continue with His light, even if the rejecters dislike it.

9. He is the One who sent His messenger with the guidance and the system of truth, so that it will expose all other systems, in spite of those who set up partners.

10. O you who believe, shall I lead you to a trade that will save you from painful retribution.

11. Believe in God and His messenger and strive in the cause of God with your money and your lives. This is the best deal for you, if you only knew.

12. He will then forgive your sins, and admit you into gardens with rivers flowing beneath, and beautiful mansions in the gardens of Eden. This is the greatest triumph.

13. And also you will receive what you love: a victory from God and an incursion that is close at hand. And give good news to the believers.

14. O you who believe, be God’s supporters, as Jesus the son of Mary said to his disciples: “Who are my supporters towards God?” They said: “We are God’s supporters.” Thus, a group from the Children of Israel believed, and another group rejected. So We supported those who believed against their enemy, until they won.

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In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Glorifying God is everything in the heavens and everything on the earth; the King, the Sacred, the Noble, the Wise.

2. He is the One who sent to the Gentiles a messenger from among themselves, to recite to them His revelations, and to purify them, and teach them the scripture and wisdom. Before this, they had gone far astray.

3. And to many generations subsequent to them. He is the Noble, the Wise.

4. Such is God’s grace that He bestows upon whomever He wills. God is Possessor of Infinite Grace.

5. The example of those who were given the Torah, then failed to uphold it, is like the donkey carrying great works of literature. Miserable indeed is the example of people who rejected God’s revelations. God does not guide the wicked people.

6. Say: “O you who are Jewish, if you claim that you are God’s chosen, to the exclusion of all other people, then you should long for death if you are truthful!”

7. But they will never long for it, because of what they have committed. God is fully aware of the wicked.

8. Say: “The death that you are trying to evade will eventually find you. Then you will be returned to the Knower of all secrets and declarations, then He will inform you of everything you had done.”

9. O you who believe, if the assembly is called to for the day of gathering, then you shall hasten towards the remembrance of God, and cease all selling. This is better for you, if you only knew.

10. Thus, once the assembly is complete, then you shall disperse through the land and seek God’s provisions, and remember God frequently, that you may succeed.

11. And if they come across any trade, or some entertainment, they rush to it and leave you standing! Say: “What God possesses is far better than entertainment or trade. God is the best Provider.”

Chapter-63

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. When the hypocrites come to you they say: “We bear witness that you are the messenger of God.” And God knows that you are His messenger, and God bears witness that the hypocrites are liars.

2. They have undertaken deceit through their oath, so that may they repel the people from the path of God. Miserable indeed is what they do.

3. This is because they believed, then disbelieved. Hence, their hearts are blocked; they do not understand.

4. And when you see them, you may be impressed by their physical stature. And when they speak, you may listen to their eloquence. They are like standing logs. They think that every call is intended for them. These are the real enemies; beware of them. God condemns them; they have deviated.

5. And if they are told: “Come and let the messenger of God pray for your forgiveness,” they mockingly turn their heads, and you see them repel others and act arrogantly.

6. It is the same for them, whether you pray for their forgiveness, or do not pray for their forgiveness; God will not forgive them. For God does not guide the wicked people.

7. They are the ones who say: “Do not give any money to aid those who followed the messenger of God, unless they abandon him!” However, God possesses the treasures of the heavens and the earth, but the hypocrites do not comprehend.

8. They say: “When we go back to the city, the powerful therein will evict the weak.” But all dignity belongs to God and His messenger, and the believers. However, the hypocrites do not know.

9. O you who believe, do not let your money and your children distract you from remembering God. Those who do this are the losers.

10. You shall give from our provisions to you before death comes to you, then you say: “My Lord, if only You could delay this for a short while, I would then be charitable and join the righteous!”

11. God never delays the appointed time of death for any soul. God is Expert of everything you do.

Chapter-64

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Glorifying God is everything in the heavens and everything on the earth. To Him belongs all kingship, and to Him belongs all praise, and He is capable of all things.

2. He is the One who created you, then among you there is the disbeliever, and the believer. God is Seer over everything you do.

3. He created the heavens and the earth with truth, and He designed you and perfected your design, then to Him is the final destiny.

4. He knows everything in the heavens and the earth, and He knows everything you conceal and everything you declare. God is fully aware of the innermost thoughts.

5. Did the news not come to you of those who had rejected in the past? They suffered the consequences of their decision and they incurred a painful retribution.

6. This is because their messengers went to them with clear proofs, but they said: “Shall we follow humans who guide us?” So they rejected and turned away. God does not need them; God is in no need, Praiseworthy.

7. Those who rejected claim that they will not be resurrected. “Yes indeed, by my Lord, you will be resurrected, and you will be held accountable for everything you have done. This is easy for God to do.”

8. Therefore, you shall believe in God and His messenger, and the light that we have revealed herein. God is fully Expert over all that you do.

9. The day when He gathers you to the Day of Gathering. That is the Day of blaming each other. Anyone who believes in God and leads a righteous life, He will remit his sins, and will admit him into gardens with rivers flowing beneath. They abide therein forever. This is the greatest triumph.

10. As for those who reject and deny Our revelations, they are the dwellers of the fire; they abide therein forever. What a miserable destiny!

11. No misfortune strikes except with God’s leave. Anyone who believes in God, He will guide his heart. God is fully aware of all things.

12. You shall obey God and you shall obey the messenger. And if you turn away, then it is only required of Our messenger to deliver clearly.

13. God, there is no God besides Him. In God the believers shall put their trust.

14. O you who believe, from among your spouses and your children are enemies; so beware of them. If you pardon, forget, and forgive, then God is Forgiver, Merciful.

15. Your money and children are a test, and with God is a great recompense.

16. Therefore, you shall reverence God as much as you can, and listen, and obey, and give for your own good. Anyone who is protected from his own stinginess, these are the successful ones.

17. If you lend God a loan of righteousness, He will multiply the reward for you many fold, and forgive you. God is Appreciative, Compassionate.

18. The Knower of all secrets and declarations; the Noble, the Wise.

Chapter-65

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. O you prophet, if anyone divorces the women, you shall ensure that the divorce interim is fulfilled, and measure the interim. You shall reverence God your Lord. Do not evict the women from their homes, nor shall you make life miserable for them, to force them to leave on their own, unless they commit a proven adultery. These are God’s limits. Anyone who transgresses God’s limits commits an injustice against himself. You never know; perhaps God will make something good to come out of this.

2. Once the interim is fulfilled, then you shall either reconcile with them equitably, or go through with the separation equitably. You shall have two equitable witnesses from among you and give the testimony for God. This is to enlighten those who believe in God and the Last Day. Anyone who reverences God, He will create an exit for him.

3. And He will provide for him whence he never expected. Anyone who puts his trust in God, then He suffices him. God’s commands will be done. God has decreed for everything its fate.

4. As for the women who have reached menopause, if you have any doubts, their interim shall be three months. As for those who do not menstruate, and discover that they are pregnant, their interim ends upon giving birth. Anyone who reverences God, He makes everything easy for him.

5. This is God’s command that He sends down to you. Anyone who reverences God, He remits his sins, and rewards him generously.

6. You shall allow them to live in the same home in which they lived with you, and do not annoy them so that they leave on their own. If they are pregnant, you shall spend on them until they give birth. If they nurse the infant, you shall pay them for this service. You shall maintain the amicable relations among you. If you disagree, you may hire another woman to nurse the child.

7. The rich husband shall provide support in accordance with his means, and the poor shall provide according to the means that God bestowed upon him. God does not impose on any soul more than He has given it. God will provide ease after difficulty.

8. Many a community rebelled against the commands of its Lord and against His messengers. Consequently, we held them strictly accountable, and requited them a terrible requital.

9. They suffered the consequences of their decisions; a profound loss.

10. God has prepared for them a severe retribution. Therefore, you shall reverence God, O you who possess intelligence and believed. God has sent down to you a remembrance.

11. A messenger who recites to you God’s revelations, clearly, to lead those who believe and work righteousness out of the darkness into the light. Anyone who believes in God and leads a righteous life, He will admit him into gardens with flowing streams; they abide therein forever. God will generously reward him.

12. God who created seven worlds and the same number of earths. The commands flow among them. This is to let you know that God is capable of all things, and that God has encompassed all things with His knowledge.

Chapter-66

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. O you prophet, why do you prohibit what God has made lawful for you, seeking to please your wives? God is Forgiver, Merciful.

2. God has decreed for you the laws dealing with your oaths. God is your Lord, and He is the Knowledgeable, the Wise.

3. The prophet had trusted some of his wives with a certain statement, then one of them spread it, and God let him know about it. He then informed his wife of part of the issue, and disregarded part. She said: “Who informed you of this?” He said: “I was informed by the Knowledgeable, the Expert.”

4. If the two of you repent to God, then your hearts have listened. But if you band together against him, then God is his ally, and so are Gabriel and the righteous believers. Also, the Angels are his helpers.

5. If he divorces you, his Lord will substitute other wives in your place who are better than you; surrendering, believers, obedient, repentant, worshipping, pious, either previously married, or virgins.

6. O you who believe, protect yourselves and your families from a fire whose fuel is people and rocks. Guarding it are stern and powerful Angels who never disobey God; they do whatever they are commanded to do.

7. O you who have rejected, do not apologize today. You are being requited only for what you did.

8. O you who believe, you shall repent to God a firm repentance. Your Lord will then remit your sins and admit you into gardens with flowing streams. On that day, God will not disappoint the prophet and those who believed with him. Their light will radiate in front of them and to their right. They will say: our Lord, perfect our light for us, and forgive us; You are Omnipotent”

9. O prophet, strive against the rejecters and the hypocrites and be stern with them. Their abode is Hell, and a miserable destiny.

10. God cites as examples of those who have rejected, the wife of Noah and the wife of Lot. They were married to two of our righteous servants, but they betrayed them and, consequently, they could not help them at all against God. The two of them were told: “Enter the fire with those who will enter it.”

11. And God cites as an example of those who believed the wife of Pharaoh. She said: “My Lord, build a home for me at You in Paradise, and save me from Pharaoh and his works; save me from the transgressing people.”

12. Also Mary, the daughter of Imran. She maintained her chastity, then we blew into her from our spirit. She believed in the words of her Lord and His scriptures; she was obedient.

Chapter-67

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Most exalted is the One in whose hands is all sovereignty, and He is capable of all things.

2. The One who created death and life to test you. Which of you will do better works? He is the Noble, the Forgiving.

3. He created seven skies in layers. You do not see any imperfection in the creation by the Almighty. Keep looking; do you see any flaw?

4. Look again twice; your eyes will come back stumped and conquered.

5. And We adorned the closest worlds with lamps, and guarded its borders with projectiles against the devils; we prepared for them a retribution in Hell.

6. And for those who rejected their Lord, the retribution of Hell. What a miserable destiny.

7. When they are thrown therein, they hear its furor as it boils.

8. It almost explodes from rage. Whenever a group is thrown therein, its guards would ask them: “Did you not receive a warner?”

9. They said: “Yes indeed; a warner did come to us, but we disbelieved and said: God did not reveal anything. You are totally astray.”

10. And they said: “If we had listened or understood, we would not be among the dwellers of Hell!”

11. Thus, they confessed their sins. Woe to the dwellers of Hell.

12. As for those who reverence their Lord, even unseen, they have attained forgiveness and a great recompense.

13. Whether you keep your utterances secret, or declare them, He is fully aware of the innermost thoughts.

14. Should He not know what He created? He is the Sublime, the Expert.

15. He is the One who put the Earth at your service. Roam its corners, and eat from His provisions. To Him is the final summoning.

16. Are you secure that the One in heaven will not strike the earth and cause it to tumble?

17. Or are you secure that the One in heaven will not send upon you a violent storm? Will you then appreciate the value of My warning?

18. Others before them have disbelieved; how terrible was My requital!

19. Have they not looked to the birds above them lined up in columns and spreading their wings? The Almighty is the One who holds them in the air. He is Seer of all things.

20. Where are those soldiers who can help you against the Almighty? Indeed, the disbelievers are deceived.

21. Who is there to provide for you if He withholds His provisions? Indeed, they have plunged deep into transgression and aversion.

22. Is one who walks while slumped over on his face better guided, or one who walks straight on the right path?

23. Say: “He is the One who initiated you, and granted you the hearing, the eyes, and the hearts. Rarely are you appreciative.”

24. Say: “He is the One who placed you on earth, and before Him you will be gathered.”

25. And they say: “When will this promise come to pass, if you are truthful?”

26. Say: “The knowledge is only with God, and I am only a clear warner.”

27. So when they see it happening, the faces of those who disbelieved will turn miserable, and it will be proclaimed: “This is what you used to mock.”

28. Say: “Do you see? If God decides to annihilate me and those with me, or to shower us with His mercy, who is there to protect the disbelievers from a painful retribution?”

29. Say: “He is the Almighty; we believe in Him, and we trust in Him. You will surely find out who is really far astray.”

30. Say: “What if your water sinks away, who will provide you with pure water?”

Chapter-68

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. N, the pen, and what they write.

2. You have not turned crazy by the blessing of your Lord.

3. And you have attained a recompense that is well deserved.

4. And you are of a high moral character.

5. So you will see, and they will see.

6. Which of you are condemned.

7. Your Lord is fully aware of those who strayed off His path, and He is fully aware of those who are guided.

8. Do not obey those who deny.

9. They wish that you compromise, so they too can compromise.

10. Do not obey every lowly swearer.

11. A slanderer, a backbiter.

12. Forbidder of charity, a transgressor, a sinner.

13. Unappreciative, and greedy.

14. Even though he possessed enough money and children.

15. When Our revelations are recited to him, he says: “Tales from the past!”

16. We will mark him on the path.

17. We have tested them like we tested the owners of the garden who swore that they will harvest it in the morning.

18. They were so absolutely sure.

19. So a storm passed by from your Lord while they were asleep.

20. By morning, it was barren.

21. They called on each other in the morning.

22. “Let us harvest the crop.”

23. On their way, they confided to each other.

24. That from then on, none of them would be poor.

25. They were so absolutely sure of their harvest.

26. But when they saw it, they said: “We were so wrong!”

27. “Now, we have nothing!”

28. The best among them said: “If only you had glorified!”

29. They said: “Glory be to our Lord. We have transgressed.”

30. They started to blame each other.

31. They said: “Woe to us. We sinned.”

32. “Perhaps our Lord grant us a better one. We repent to our Lord.”

33. Such was the requital. But the retribution of the Hereafter is far worse, if they only knew.

34. The righteous have deserved, at their Lord, gardens of bliss.

35. Shall we treat those who have surrendered as if they are the criminals?

36. What is wrong with you, how do you judge?

37. Or do you have another scripture to uphold?

38. In it, do you find anything you want?

39. Or, have you received solemn assurances from us that grant you whatever you wish on the Day of Resurrection?

40. Ask them: “Who guarantees this for you?”

41. Or do they have partners? Let their partners help them, if they are truthful.

42. The day will come when they will be exposed, and they will be required to submit, but they will be unable to.

43. With their eyes subdued, humiliation will cover them. They were invited to submit when they were whole and able.

44. Therefore, let Me deal with those who reject this narration; We will lead them on whence they never perceive.

45. I will lead them on; My scheming is formidable.

46. Are you asking them for money, so they are burdened by the fine?

47. Do they know the future? Do they have it recorded?

48. You shall steadfastly persevere in carrying out the commands of your Lord. Do not be like he who called from inside the whale.

49. If it were not for his Lord’s grace, he would have been ejected into the desert as a sinner.

50. But his Lord blessed him, and made him righteous.

51. Those who have rejected show their ridicule in their eyes when they hear the message and say: “He is crazy!”

52. It is but a reminder for the world.

Chapter-69

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. The truth.

2. What is the truth?

3. Certainly do you know what is the truth?

4. Thamud and ‘Aad disbelieved in the Shocker.

5. As for Thamud, they were annihilated by the devastation.

6. And as for ‘Aad, they were annihilated by a persistent, violent storm.

7. He unleashed it upon them for seven nights and eight days, violently. You could see the people tossed around like decayed palm trunks.

8. Do you see any of them remaining?

9. Pharaoh, and those before him, and the sinners came with wickedness.

10. They disobeyed the messenger of their Lord. Consequently, He requited them a devastating requital.

11. When the water flooded, We carried you on the floating vessel.

12. So We rendered it a lesson for you, that any listening ear may understand.

13. And when the horn is blown once.

14. And the earth and the mountains will be carried off and crushed; utterly crushed.

15. On that day the inevitable event will come to pass.

16. The sky will crack, and fall apart.

17. The Angels will be all around, and Your Lord’s throne will be carried by eight.

18. On that day, you will be exposed, nothing of you can be hidden.

19. As for the one who receives his record with his right hand, he will say: “Come read my record.”

20. “I knew that I was going to be held accountable.”

21. He has deserved a happy life.

22. In an exalted Paradise.

23. Its fruits are within reach.

24. Eat and drink happily in return for your works in days past.

25. As for him who is given his record in his left hand, he will say: “Oh, I wish I never received my record.”

26. “I wish I never knew my account.”

27. “I wish my death was eternal.”

28. “My money cannot help me.”

29. “All my power is gone.”

30. Take him and shackle him.

31. Burn him in Hell.

32. In a chain that is seventy arms long, tie him up.

33. For he did not believe in God, the Great.

34. Nor did he advocate the feeding of the poor.

35. Consequently, he has no friend here.

36. Nor any food, except the bitter variety.

37. Food for the sinners.

38. I swear by what you see.

39. And what you do not see.

40. This is the utterance of an honourable messenger.

41. Not the utterance of a poet; rarely do you believe.

42. Nor the utterance of a soothsayer; rarely do you take heed.

43. A revelation from the Lord of the worlds.

44. Had he uttered any other teachings.

45. We would have punished him.

46. We would have stopped the revelations to him.

47. None of you could have helped him.

48. This is a reminder for the righteous.

49. We know; some of you are deniers.

50. It is but sorrow for the rejecters.

51. It is the absolute truth.

52. Therefore, you shall glorify the name of your Lord, the Great.

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In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Someone asked about the inevitable retribution.

2. For the rejecters, there is nothing that will stop it.

3. From God, possessor of the ascending portals.

4. The Angels and the Spirit ascent to Him in a day which is equivalent to fifty thousand years.

5. So be patient with a good patience.

6. They see it as far away.

7. And We see it as near.

8. On the day the sky is like molten copper.

9. And the mountains are like wool.

10. And no friend will ask about his friend.

11. When they see it, the criminal will wish he can ransom his children against the retribution.

12. As well as his mate and his brother.

13. As well as his whole clan that protected him.

14. And all who are on earth , so that he can be saved!

15. No, it is a flame.

16. Eager to roast.

17. It calls on those who turned away.

18. And who hoarded and counted.

19. Indeed, mankind was created anxious.

20. When adversity touches him he is miserable.

21. And when good touches him he is stingy.

22. Except for those who assemble.

23. Who are always constant in their assembly.

24. And those who set aside part of their wealth.

25. For the seeker and the denied.

26. And those who believe in the Day of Judgment.

27. And those who are fearful of their Lord’s retribution.

28. The retribution of their Lord is not to be taken for granted.

29. And those who conceal their private parts.

30. Except around their spouses or those who are still their dependants, there is no blame.

31. Then, whoever seeks anything beyond this, they are the transgressors.

32. And those who are trustworthy and keep their pledges.

33. And those who uphold their testimonies.

34. And those who are dedicated to their assembly.

35. They will be honoured in gardens.

36. So what is wrong with the rejecters staring at you?

37. From the right and the left, in crowds?

38. Does every one of them hope to enter a garden of paradise?

39. No, We have created them from what they know.

40. So I swear by the Lord of the east and the west that We are able.

41. To replace them with better people, We can never be defeated.

42. So let them talk in vain and play, until they meet their day which they are promised.

43. When they will come out of the graves in a rush, as if they are racing towards a goal.

44. Their eyes are cast down, with shame covering them. This is the day which they were promised.

Chapter-41

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. H. M.

2. A revelation from the Almighty, Most Merciful.

3. A scripture whose verses are detailed, a Quran in Arabic, for a people who know.

4. A bearer of good news, and a warner. But most of them turn away; they do not hear.

5. And they said: “Our hearts are sealed from what you invite us to, and in our ears is a deafness, and there is a barrier between us and you. So do what you will, and so will we.”

6. Say: “I am no more than a human being like you, who is being inspired that your god is one god, therefore you shall be upright towards Him and ask His forgiveness. And woe to those who set up partners.”

7. “The ones who do not contribute towards betterment, and with regard to the Hereafter, they are disbelievers.”

8. Surely, those who believe and do good works, they will receive a well deserved recompense.

9. Say: “You are rejecting the One who created the earth in two days, and you set up equals with Him. This is Lord of the worlds.”

10. And He placed in it stabilizers from above it, and He blessed it and established its provisions in four days, to satisfy the needs of all its inhabitants.

11. Then He settled to the heaven, while it was still smoke, and He said to it, and to the earth: “Come willingly or unwillingly.” They said: “We come willingly.”

12. Thus, He then made them into seven heavens in two days, and He inspired to every heaven its laws. And We adorned the lowest heaven with lamps, and for protection. Such is the design of the Noble, the Knowledgeable.

13. Thus, if they turn away, then say: “I am warning you of a destruction like the destruction of ‘Aad and Thamud.”

14. For their messengers came to them in their presence and behind them, saying: “You shall not serve except God.” They said: “Had our Lord willed, He would have sent Angels. We are disbelievers in what you have been sent with.”

15. As for ‘Aad, they turned arrogant on earth, without any right, and they said: “Who is more powerful than we?” Did they not see that God, who created them, is more powerful than they? And they were unappreciative of Our revelations.

16. Consequently, We sent upon them violent wind, for a few miserable days. We thus afflicted them with humiliating retribution in this life, and the retribution of the Hereafter is more humiliating; they can never win.

17. And as for Thamud, We provided them with guidance, but they preferred blindness over guidance. Consequently, the noise of shameful retribution annihilated them, because of what they earned.

18. And We saved those who believed and were righteous.

19. And the day when the enemies of God will be gathered to the Fire, forcibly.

20. Until they come to it, their own hearing, eyes, and skins will bear witness to everything they had done.

21. And they will say to their skins: “Why did you bear witness against us?” They will reply: “God made us speak; He is the One who causes everything to speak. He is the One who created you the first time, and to Him you return.”

22. And there was no way you could hide from the testimony of your own hearing, your eyes, or your skins. In fact, you thought that God was unaware of much of what you do.

23. And this kind of thinking about your Lord has caused you to fall, and then you become losers.

24. If they wait, then the Fire will be their destiny, and if they make up excuses, they will not be excused.

25. And We assigned to them companions who adorn everything they do now and later. Thus, the retribution has come against them the same as previous nations of Jinn and humans; all of them were losers.

26. And those who rejected said: “Do not listen to this Quran and make commotion in it that you may win.”

27. We will let those who have rejected taste a severe retribution. And We will recompense them for their evil works.

28. Such is the recompense for God’s enemies; the Fire shall be their eternal abode. Such is the recompense for their discarding Our revelations.

29. And those who have rejected will say: “Our Lord, show us those who have misled us from among the Jinn and humans so we can trample them under our feet, and render them the lowliest.”

30. Surely, those who have said: “Our Lord is God”, then they lead a righteous life, the Angels will descend upon them: “You shall not fear, nor shall you grieve. Rejoice in the good news of Paradise that you have been promised.”

31. “We are your allies in this life and in the Hereafter. You will have in it anything you desire, you will have anything you ask for.”

32. “An abode, from a Forgiver, Most Merciful.”

33. And who is better in saying than one who invites to God, and does good works, and says: “I am one of those who have surrendered.”

34. Not equal is the good and the bad response. You shall resort to one which is better. Thus, the one who used to be your enemy, may become your best friend.

35. And none can attain this except those who are patient. And none can attain this except those who are extremely fortunate.

36. And if the devil misleads you in anything, then you shall seek refuge with God. He is the Hearer, the Knowledgeable.

37. And from among His signs are the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. Do not submit to the sun, nor the moon; you shall submit to God who created them, if it is truly Him you serve.

38. So, if they become arrogant, then those who are with your Lord glorify Him night and day, without ever tiring.

39. And from among His signs is that you see the land still, then, as soon as We send down the water upon it, it shakes and grows. Surely, the One who revived it can revive the dead. He is capable of all things.

40. Surely, those who distort Our revelations are not hidden from Us. Is one who is thrown into Hell better, or one who comes secure on the Day of Resurrection? Do whatever you wish; He is Seer of everything you do.

41. Surely, those who have rejected the Reminder when it came to them; and it is an Honourable Scripture.

42. No falsehood could enter it, presently or afterwards; a revelation from a Most Wise, Praiseworthy.

43. What is being said to you is the same that was said to the messengers before you. Your Lord has forgiveness, and a painful retribution.

44. And had We made it a non-Arabic Quran, they would have said: “If only its verses were made clear!” Non-Arabic or Arabic, say: “For those who believe, it is a guide and healing. As for those who disbelieve, there is a deafness in their ears, and they are blind to it. These will be called from a place far away”

45. And We have given Moses the scripture and it was disputed therein. And had it not been for your Lord’s predetermined decision, they would have been judged immediately. Indeed, they harbour many doubts about it.

46. Whoever does good works does so for his own soul, and whoever works evil shall have the same. Your Lord does not wrong the servants.

47. To Him belongs the knowledge regarding the Hour. And no fruits emerge from their sheaths, nor does any female conceive or give birth, except by His knowledge. And on the day He asks them: “Where are My partners?” They will say: “By your leave, none of us will testify to that.”

48. And they were abandoned by that which they used to call on before, and they realised that there will be no escape.

49. The human being never tires of imploring for good things. But if adversity touches him, he gives-up, desperate!

50. And when We let him taste a mercy from us after adversity had touched him, he will say: “This is by my own doing, and I do not think that the Hour will come to pass. And even if I am returned to my Lord, I will find at Him good things for me.” Surely, We will inform the rejecters of all they had done, and We will let them taste the severe retribution.

51. And when We bless the human being, he turns away, and gives credit to himself, and when he suffers any adversity, he implores loudly.

52. Say: “Do you see if this was from God and then you rejected it? Who is further astray than those who decide to oppose this?”

53. We will show them Our signs in the horizons, and within themselves, until it becomes clear to them that this is the truth. Is it not enough that your Lord is witness over all things?

54. Indeed, they are doubtful about meeting their Lord. He is encompassing all things.

Chapter-42

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. H. M.

2. A’. S. Q.

3. Similarly, inspiring you and those before you, is God, the Noble, the Wise.

4. To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth, and He is the Most High, the Great.

5. The heavens would nearly shatter from above them, and the Angels praise the glory of their Lord, and they ask forgiveness for those on earth. Surely, God is the Forgiver, the Merciful.

6. And those who take allies besides Him, God is responsible them; and you are not a guardian over them.

7. And thus We have inspired to you an Arabic Quran, so that you may warn the capital town and all around it, and to warn about the Day of Summoning that is inevitable. A group will be in Paradise, and a group in Hell.

8. And had God willed, He could have made them one nation. But He admits whom He wills into His mercy. And the transgressors will have neither an ally, nor helper.

9. Or have they taken allies besides God? But God is the ally, and He is the One who resurrects the dead, and He is able to do all things.

10. And anything you dispute in, then its judgment shall be taken to God. Such is God my Lord. In Him I put my trust, and to Him I repent.

11. Initiator of the heavens and the earth. He created for you from among yourselves mates, and also mates for the livestock so they may multiply. There is nothing like unto Him. He is the Hearer, the Seer.

12. To Him belongs the possessions of the heavens and the earth. He spreads out the provision for whomever He wills, and He measures it. He is fully aware of all things.

13. He has decreed for you the same system He ordained for Noah, and what We inspired to you, and what We ordained for Abraham, Moses, and Jesus: “You shall uphold this system, and do not divide it.” Intolerable for those who have set up partners is what you invite them towards. God chooses to Himself whomever He wills; He guides to Himself those who repent.

14. And they only divided after the knowledge had come to them, due to resentment among themselves. And had it not been for a predetermined decision from your Lord, they would have been judged immediately. Indeed, those who inherited the scripture after them are full of doubts.

15. For that, you shall preach and be upright, as you have been commanded, and do not follow their wishes. And say: “I believe in all that God has sent down from scripture, and I was commanded to be just between you. God is our Lord and your Lord. We have our deeds and you have your deeds. There is no argument between us and you. God will gather us all together, and to Him is the ultimate destiny.”

16. And those who debate about God, after they had been answered, their argument is nullified at their Lord. They have incurred condemnation, and have deserved a severe retribution.

17. God is the One who sent down the scripture with truth, and the balance. And for all that you know, the Hour may be very close.

18. Those who do not believe in it seek to hasten it, while those who believe are concerned about it, and they know that it is the truth. Certainly, those who dispute the Hour have gone far astray.

19. God is Gracious to His servants; He gives provisions for whomever He wills, and He is the Powerful, the Noble.

20. Whoever desires the harvest of the next world, We will increase for him his harvest. And whoever seeks the harvest of this world, We will give him therefrom, and he will have no share in the Hereafter.

21. Or do they have partners who decree for them a system which has not been authorized by God? And if it were not for the predetermined decision, they would have been judged immediately. Indeed, the transgressors will have a painful retribution.

22. You see the transgressors worried because of what they had done; and it will surely come back at them. As for those who believed and do good works, they will be in the gardens of Paradise, having in it what they wish from their Lord. This is the great blessing.

23. This is the good news from God to His servants who believe and do good works. Say: “I do not ask you for any wage, except that you show compassion to your relatives.” And whosoever earns a good deed, We shall increase it for him in goodness. Surely, God is Forgiving, Appreciative.

24. Or do they say: “He has fabricated lies about God!” If God willed, He could have sealed your heart. And God erases the falsehood and affirms the truth with His words. He is fully aware of what is inside the chests.

25. And He is the One who accepts the repentance from His servants, and He forgives the sins. He is fully aware of what you do.

26. And those that believe and do good works respond to Him, and He increases for them His blessings. As for the rejecters, they have incurred a severe retribution.

27. And if God were to increase the provision for His servants, they would transgress on earth; but He sends down what He wills in a measure. He is Expert and Seer of His servants.

28. And He is the One who sends down the rain after they had despaired, and spreads His mercy. He is the Supporter, the Praiseworthy.

29. And from among His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the creatures He spread in them. And He is able to summon them, if He wills.

30. And any misfortune that happens to you is a consequence of what your hands have earned. And He overlooks much.

31. And you can never escape, and you have none beside God as an ally or helper.

32. And from His signs are the ships that sail the sea like flags.

33. If He willed, He could have stilled the winds, leaving them motionless on top of the water. In that are signs for every one who is patient, appreciative.

34. Or He may drown them, for what they have earned. And He overlooks much.

35. And those who dispute in Our signs may know that they have no place to hide.

36. So whatever you are given is simply an enjoyment of the worldly life, and what is with God is far better and everlasting for those who believe and put their trust in their Lord.

37. And those who avoid gross sins and lewdness, and when they are angered, they forgive.

38. And those who have responded to their Lord, and they establish the assembly, and their affairs are conducted by mutual consultation among themselves, and from Our provisions to them they give.

39. And those who, when gross injustice befalls them, they seek justice.

40. The recompense for evil is evil like it, but whoever forgives and makes right, then his reward is upon God. He does not like the wrongdoers.

41. And for any who demand action after being wronged, those are not committing any error.

42. The error is upon those who oppress the people, and they aggress in the land without cause. For these will be a painful retribution.

43. And for he who is patient and forgives, then that is an indication of strength.

44. And whomever God sends astray will not have any ally after Him. And you will see the transgressors, when they see the retribution, saying: “Is there any way we can go back?”

45. And you will see them being displayed to it, humiliated and debased, and looking, without trying to be seen. And those who believed will say: “The losers are those who lost their souls and their families on the Day of Resurrection. The transgressors will be in a lasting retribution.”

46. And they had no allies to help them against God. And whomever God misguides will never find the way.

47. Respond to your Lord before a day comes from God which cannot be averted. There will be no refuge for you on that day, nor an advocate.

48. But if they turn away, then We did not send you as their guardian. You are only required to deliver. And when We let the human being taste mercy from Us, he becomes happy with it, and when adversity afflicts them because of what their hands have done, the human being becomes rejecting.

49. To God belongs the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. He creates whatever He wills. He bestows daughters to whomever He wills, and bestows sons to whomever He wills.

50. Or, He may bestow them with both daughters and sons, and He makes whom He wills sterile. He is Knowledgeable, Capable.

51. And it is not for any human being that God would speak to him, except through inspiration, or from behind a barrier, or by sending a messenger to inspire whom He wills by His leave. He is the Most High, Most Wise.

52. And thus, We inspired to you a revelation of Our command. You did not know what was the scripture, nor what was faith. Yet, We made this a light to guide whomever We wish from among Our servants. Surely, you guide to a straight path.

53. The path of God, to whom belongs everything in the heavens and in the earth. Absolutely, all matters ultimately revert to God.

Chapter-43

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. H. M.

2. And the evident scripture.

3. We have made it into an Arabic Quran, perhaps you may understand.

4. And it is held honourable and wise in the master record with Us.

5. Shall We just take away the reminder from you, because you are a transgressing people?

6. And how many a prophet did We send to the previous generations!

7. And every time a prophet went to them, they ridiculed him.

8. Then We destroyed people who were even more powerful than these, and the example of the previous generations was established.

9. And if you asked them: “Who created the heavens and the earth?” They will say: “They were created by the One who is the Noble, the Knowledgeable.”

10. He is the One who made the earth habitable for you, and He made pathways in it that you may find your way.

11. And He is the One who sends down water from the sky, in exact measure. We then revive with it a dead land. Similarly, you will be resurrected.

12. And He is the One who created all the pairs, and He made for you from the ships and the livestock that which you can ride.

13. So that you may settle on their backs; and then when you have settled on them you may recall your Lord’s blessing, by saying: “Glory be to the One who commits this for us, and we could not have done so by ourselves.”

14. “And we will ultimately return to our Lord.”

15. And they assigned a share to Him from His own servants! Surely, the human being is profoundly unappreciative.

16. Or has He selected daughters from among His creation, while He has left you with the sons?

17. And when one of them is given news of that which he cites as an example for the Almighty, his face becomes dark, and he is filled with anger!

18. “What good is an offspring that is brought up to be beautiful, and cannot help in a fight?”

19. And they have made the Angels, who are servants of the Almighty, into females! Have they witnessed their creation? We will record their testimony, and they will be asked.

20. And they said: “If the Almighty willed, we would not have worshiped them.” They have no basis for such a claim; they only conjecture.

21. Or have We given them a scripture before this which they are upholding?

22. No, they have said: “We found our fathers following a certain way, and we are following in their footsteps.”

23. And similarly, We did not send a warner to a town, except its carefree ones said: “We found our fathers following a certain way, and we are following in their footsteps.”

24. He would say: “What if I brought to you better guidance than what you inherited from your parents?” They would say: “We are disbelievers in that which you have been sent.”

25. Consequently, We took revenge upon them. Note how was the consequences of the rejecters.

26. And when Abraham said to his father and his people: “I am innocent of that which you worship.”

27. “Except for the One who initiated me, He will guide me.”

28. And he made it a word to last in his subsequent generations; perhaps they may turn back.

29. Indeed, I have given these people and their fathers to enjoy, until the truth came to them, and a clarifying messenger.

30. And when the truth came to them, they said: “This is magic, and we reject it.”

31. And they said: “If only this Quran was sent down to a great man from the two towns!”

32. Is it they who assign your Lord’s mercy? We have assigned their shares in this worldly life, and We raised some of them above others in ranks, so that they would take one another in service. The mercy from your Lord is far better than that which they amass.

33. And if it were not that all the people would become one nation, We would have provided for those who reject the Almighty silver roofs for their homes, and stairs upon which they could ascend.

34. And for their homes, gates, and furnishings on which they could recline.

35. And many ornaments. All these are the pleasures of this worldly life. And the Hereafter with your Lord is for the righteous.

36. And whosoever turns away from the remembrance of the Almighty, We appoint a devil to be his constant companion.

37. And they hinder from the path, but they think they are guided!

38. Until he comes to Us, he will say, “Oh, I wish that between you and me was the distance of the two easts. What a miserable companion!”

39. It would not benefit you this day, as transgressors, you are partners in the retribution.

40. Can you make the deaf hear, or can you guide the blind and those who are far astray?

41. Even if We do away with you, We will seek revenge on them.

42. Or We may show you that which We promised for them; for We are able to take them.

43. You shall hold on to that which is inspired to you; you are on a straight path.

44. And this is indeed a reminder for you and your people; and you will all be questioned.

45. And ask those of Our messengers whom We sent before you: “Did We ever appoint gods besides the Almighty to be served?”

46. And We sent Moses with Our signs to Pharaoh and his leaders, saying: “I am a messenger of the Lord of the worlds.”

47. But when he came to them with Our signs, they laughed at them.

48. And every sign We showed them was greater than the one before it, and We seized them with the torment, perhaps they would revert.

49. And they said: “O you magician, implore your Lord for us according to what He has agreed with you; we will then be guided.”

50. But when We removed the torment from them, they broke their word.

51. And Pharaoh proclaimed among his people: “O my people, do I not possess the kingship of Egypt, and these rivers flow below me? Do you not see?”

52. “Am I not better than this one who is despicable and can barely be understood?”

53. “Why then are not golden bracelets bestowed on him, or the Angels are accompanying him?”

54. He thus convinced his people, and they obeyed him; they were a wicked people.

55. So when they persisted in opposing Us, We sought revenge from them, and drowned them all.

56. We thus made them a precedent, and an example for the others.

57. And when the son of Mary was cited as an example, your people turned away from it.

58. And they said: “Are our gods better or is he?” They only cited this to argue with you. Indeed, they are a quarrelsome people.

59. He was no more than a servant whom We blessed, and We made him an example for the Children of Israel.

60. And if We willed, We could have made some of you Angels who reproduce on earth.

61. And he was a lesson for the Hour. So have no doubt about it. And follow Me; this is a straight path.

62. And let not the devil repel you; he is to you a clear enemy.

63. And when Jesus came with the proofs, he said: “I have come to you with the wisdom, and to clarify some of the matters in which you dispute. So be aware of God and obey me.”

64. “God is my Lord and your Lord. So serve Him. This is a straight path.”

65. The groups disputed among themselves. Woe to those who transgress from the retribution of a painful day.

66. Do they only wait for the Hour to come to them suddenly, while they do not perceive?

67. Friends on that day will become enemies of one another, except for the righteous.

68. O My servants, you will have no fear on this day, nor will you grieve.

69. They are the ones who believed in Our revelations, and had surrendered.

70. “Enter Paradise, together with your spouses, and rejoice.”

71. They will be served with golden trays and cups, and they will find everything the self desires and the eyes wish for, and you will abide therein forever.

72. Such is the Paradise that you inherit, in return for your works.

73. In it you will have all kinds of fruits, from which you eat.

74. Surely, the criminals will abide in the retribution of Hell forever.

75. Never will the retribution be commuted for them; they will be confined therein.

76. And We did not wrong them, but it was they who were the wrongdoers.

77. And they will implore: “O Malek, please let your Lord terminate us!” He will say: “No, you are remaining.”

78. We have come to you with the truth, but most of you hate the truth.

79. Or have they schemed some scheme? We too are scheming.

80. Or do they think that We do not hear their secrets and private counsel? Yes indeed; and Our messengers are with them, recording.

81. Say: “If the Almighty had a son, I would be the first to serve!”

82. Glorified be the Lord of the heavens and the earth, the Lord of the Throne, from what they describe.

83. So leave them to speak nonsense and play until they meet their day, which they have been promised.

84. And He is the One who is a god in the heaven and a god on earth. And He is the Wise, the Knowledgeable.

85. And blessed is the One who possesses all sovereignty of the heavens and the earth, and everything between them; and With Him is the knowledge of the Hour, and to Him you will be returned.

86. And those whom they call on beside Him do not possess any intercession; except those who bear witness to the truth, and they fully know.

87. And if you asked them who created them, they would say, “God.” Why then did they deviate?

88. And he will say: “O my Lord, these are a people who do not believe.”

89. So disregard them and say: “Peace.” They will come to know.

Chapter-44

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. H. M.

2. And the clarifying scripture.

3. We have sent it down in a blessed night. Surely, We were to warn.

4. In it, is a decree for every matter of wisdom.

5. A decree from Us. Surely, We were to send messengers.

6. A mercy from your Lord. He is the Hearer, the Knowledgeable.

7. The Lord of the heavens and the earth, and everything between them. If you could be certain!

8. There is no god except Him. He gives life and causes death; your Lord and the Lord of your ancestors.

9. No; they are in doubt, playing.

10. Therefore, watch for the day when the sky will bring a manifest smoke.

11. It will envelope the people; this is a painful retribution.

12. “Our Lord, remove the retribution from us; we are believers.”

13. How is it that now they remember, while a clarifying messenger had come to them?

14. But they turned away from him and said: “Clearly educated, but crazy!”

15. We will remove the retribution in a while; you will then revert back.

16. On the day We strike the great strike, We will avenge.

17. And We had tested before them the people of Pharaoh, and an honourable messenger came to them.

18. “Restore to me the servants of God. I am a trustworthy messenger to you.”

19. “And, do not transgress against God. I come to you with clear authority.”

20. “And I seek refuge in my Lord and your Lord, should you stone me.”

21. “And if you do not wish to believe, then leave me alone.”

22. Subsequently, he called on his Lord: “These are a criminal people.”

23. Then travel with My servants during the night; you will be pursued.

24. And leave the sea quickly; their troops will be drowned.

25. How many gardens and springs did they leave behind?

26. And crops and a luxurious dwellings?

27. And blessings that they enjoyed?

28. Thus it was!; and We caused another people to inherit it.

29. Neither the heaven, nor the earth wept over them, and they were not respited.

30. And We saved the Children of Israel from the humiliating punishment.

31. From Pharaoh; he was a transgressing tyrant.

32. And We have chosen them, out of knowledge, over the worlds.

33. And We granted them signs, which constituted a great test.

34. These people now are saying:

35. “There is nothing but our first death; and we will never be resurrected!”

36. “So bring back our forefathers, if you are truthful!”

37. Are they better or the people of Tubba` and those before them? We destroyed them, they were criminals.

38. And We have not created the heavens and the earth, and everything between them, for mere play.

39. We did not create them except with the truth, but most of them do not know.

40. Surely, the Day of Separation is the appointment for them all.

41. That is the day when no friend can help his friend in any way; nor will they be helped.

42. Except him on whom God has mercy. He is the Noble, the Merciful.

43. Surely, the tree of Zaqqum.

44. Will be the food for the sinful.

45. Like hot oil, it will boil in the stomachs.

46. Like the boiling of liquid.

47. “Take him and throw him into the midst of Hell.”

48. “Then pour upon his head the retribution of boiling liquid.”

49. “Taste this; surely you are the noble, the generous!”

50. Surely, this is what you used to doubt!

51. The righteous will be in a place of security.

52. Among gardens and springs.

53. Wearing silk and satin; facing each other.

54. So it is, and We married them to wonderful spouses.

55. They enjoy in it all kinds of fruits, in perfect peace.

56. They do not taste death therein except for the first death, and He has spared them the retribution of Hell.

57. As a blessing from your Lord. Such is the great triumph.

58. We have thus made it easy it in your language, perhaps they may take heed.

59. Therefore, keep watching; for they too will be watching.

Chapter-45

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. H. M.

2. The revelation of this scripture is from God, the Noble, the Wise.

3. In the heavens and the earth are signs for the believers.

4. And in your creation, and what creatures He puts forth are signs for people who are certain.

5. And the alternation of the night and the day, and what God sends down from the sky of provisions to revive the land after its death, and the changing of the winds; are signs for a people who understand.

6. These are God’s revelations that We recite to you with truth. So, in which narration after God and His revelations do they believe?

7. Woe to every sinful fabricator.

8. He hears God’s revelations being recited to him, then he persists arrogantly, as if he never heard them. Give him news of a painful retribution.

9. And if he learns anything from Our revelations, he makes fun of them. For these will be a humiliating retribution.

10. Waiting for them is Hell. And that which they earned will not help them, nor those whom they have taken as allies besides God, and for them is a terrible retribution.

11. This is a guidance. And those who reject the revelations of their Lord, for them is an affliction of a painful retribution.

12. God is the One who committed the sea in your service, so that the ships can roam in it by His command, and that you may seek of His provisions, and that you may be appreciative.

13. And He committed in your service all that is in the heavens and in the earth; all from Him. In that are signs for a people who reflect.

14. Say to those who believed to forgive those who do not look forward to the days of God. He will fully recompense people for whatever they have earned.

15. Whoever works good does so for himself, and whoever works evil will suffer it. Then to your Lord you will be returned.

16. And We had given the Children of Israel the scripture, and the judgment, and the prophethood, and We provided them with good provisions; and We preferred them over the worlds.

17. And We gave them clarity in the matter, but then they disputed after the knowledge had come to them, out of jealousy amongst themselves. Your Lord will judge them on the Day of Resurrection regarding everything that they have disputed.

18. Then We have established you on the correct path; so follow it and do not follow the desires of those who do not know.

19. They cannot help you against God in the least. And the transgressors are allies to one another, while God is the Protector of the righteous.

20. This is a physical evidence for the people, and a guidance and a mercy for a people who are certain.

21. Or do those who work evil expect that We would treat them the same as those who believe and do good works, in their present life and their death? Miserable is how they judge.

22. And God created the heavens and the earth with truth, and so that every soul may be recompensed for whatever it earned, and they will not be wronged.

23. Have you seen the one who took his ego as his god, and God led him astray, despite his knowledge, and He sealed his hearing and his heart, and He made a veil on his eyes? Who then can guide him after God? Will you not remember?

24. And they said: “There is nothing but this worldly life; we die and we live and nothing destroys us except the passing of time!” And they have no knowledge about this; they only conjecture.

25. And when Our clear revelations are recited to them, their only argument is to say: “Then bring back our forefathers, if you are truthful.”

26. Say: “God gives you life, then He puts you to death, then He will gather you to the Day of Resurrection, in which there is no doubt. But most people do not know.”

27. And to God is the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. And on the day the Hour comes to pass, on that day the falsifiers will lose.

28. And you will see every nation lined-up together. Every nation will be called to its record. “Today, you be recompensed for everything you have done.”

29. This is Our record; it utters the truth about you. We have been recording everything you did.

30. As for those who believe and did good works, their Lord will admit them into His mercy. This is the evident triumph.

31. But as for those who disbelieve: “Were not My revelations recited to you, but you turned arrogant and were a criminal people?”

32. And when it is said: “Surely God’s promise is the truth, and there is no doubt about the coming of the Hour,” you said: “We do not know what the Hour is! We are full of conjecture about it; we are not certain.”

33. And the evils of their works will become evident to them, and the very thing they ridiculed will be their doom.

34. And it will be said to them: “Today We will forget you, just as you forgot the meeting of this day. And your abode is the Fire, and you will have no helpers.”

35. “This is because you took God’s revelations in mockery, and you were deceived by the worldly life.” So from this day, they will never exit therefrom, nor will they be excused.

36. To God belongs all praise; the Lord of the heavens, and the Lord of the earth; the Lord of the worlds.

37. And to Him belongs all majesty in the heavens and the earth. He is the Noble, the Wise.

Chapter-46

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. H. M.

2. The revelation of the scripture from God, the Noble, the Wise.

3. We did not create the heavens and the earth, and everything between them except with truth, and for an appointed time. And those who disbelieve turn away from what they are being warned with.

4. Say: “Do you see those that you call on besides God? Show me what they have created on the earth, or do they have a share in the heavens? Bring me a scripture before this, or any trace of knowledge, if you are truthful.”

5. And who is more astray than one who calls on others besides God that do not respond to him even till the Day of Resurrection? And they are totally unaware of the calls to them!

6. And at the time when mankind is gathered, they will be enemies for them, and they will reject their worship.

7. And when Our clear revelations are recited to them, those who rejected said of the truth that came to them: “This is evidently magic!”

8. Or do they say: “He fabricated this!” Say: “If I fabricated this, then you cannot protect me at all from God. He is fully aware of what you say. He suffices as a witness between me and you. He is the Forgiver, the Merciful.”

9. Say: “I am no different from the other messengers, nor do I know what will happen to me or to you. I only follow what is inspired to me. I am no more than a clear warner”

10. Say: “Do you see that if it were from God, and you rejected it, and a witness from the Children of Israel testified to its similarity, and he has believed, while you have turned arrogant? Surely, God does not guide the wicked people.”

11. And those who had rejected said regarding those who had believed: “If it were any good, they would not have beaten us to it.” And when they are not able to be guided by it, they will say: “This is an old fabrication!”

12. And before this was the Scripture of Moses, as a role-model and a mercy. And this is an authenticating scripture, in an Arabic tongue, to warn those who transgressed, and to give good news to the righteous.

13. Surely, those who said: “Our Lord is God,” then they lead a righteous life, there is no fear for them, nor will they grieve.

14. These are the dwellers of Paradise, abiding therein, a reward for what they used to do.

15. And We enjoined the human being to honour his parents. His mother bore him with hardship, gave birth to him in hardship, and his weaning lasts thirty months. Until he reaches his maturity, and reaches forty years, he says: “My Lord, direct me to appreciate the blessings You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents, and to do the righteous works that please You. And make my progeny be righteous as well. I have repented to You; I am of those who have surrendered.”

16. It is from these that We accept the best of their deeds, and We shall overlook their sins, among the dwellers of Paradise. This is the truthful promise that is promised to them.

17. And the one who says to his parents: “Enough of you! Are you promising me that I will be resurrected, when the generations who died before me never came back?” While they both will implore God: “Woe to you; believe! For God’s promise is the truth.” He would say: “This is nothing but tales from the past!”

18. These are the ones against whom the retribution has been deserved in nations who had come before them of humans and Jinn; they are the losers.

19. And to each will be degrees according to what they did, and He will recompense them and they will not be wronged.

20. And on the day when those who disbelieved will be displayed to the Fire: “You have wasted the good things given to you during your worldly life, and you took pleasure in it. Consequently, today you will be recompensed with a shameful retribution for your arrogance in the land without any right, and for your evil works.”

21. And recall that the brother of `Aad warned his people at the dunes, while numerous warnings were also delivered before him and with him: “You shall not serve except God. For I fear for you the retribution of a great day.”

22. They said: “Have you come to us to divert us away from our gods? Then bring us what you are promising us, if you are truthful!”

23. He said: “The knowledge about this is with God; and I only convey to you what I was sent with. However, I see that you are a people who are ignorant.”

24. Then when they saw the dense cloud heading towards their valley, they said: “This is a dense cloud that will bring to us much needed rain!” No, this is what you had asked to be hastened; a violent wind wherein there is painful retribution.

25. It destroys everything by the commanded of its Lord. Thus they became such that nothing could be seen except their homes. We thus requite the criminal people.

26. And We had established them in the same way as we established you, and provided them with the hearing, and the eyesight, and the heart. But their hearing, eyesight, and hearts did not help them at all. This is because they used to disregard God’s revelations, and they were stricken by that which they used to mock!

27. And We have destroyed the towns around you, after We had explained the proofs, perhaps they would repent.

28. Why then did the idols they set up to bring them closer to God fail to help them? Instead, they abandoned them. Such was their lie, and what they fabricated.

29. And We sent to you a small number of Jinn, in order to let them listen to the Quran. So when they arrived there, they said: “Pay attention.” Then, when it was finished, they returned to their people, to warn them.

30. They said: “O our people, we have heard a scripture that was sent down after Moses, authenticating what is present with him. It guides to the truth; and to a Straight Path.”

31. “O our people, respond to God’s caller, and believe in Him. He will then forgive your sins, and spare you a painful retribution.”

32. And whosoever does not respond to God’s caller, then he cannot escape on the earth, and he will not have besides Him any allies. These are the ones who have gone far astray.

33. Did they not see that God, Who created the heavens and the earth, and was not tired by their creation, is able to revive the dead? Yes indeed; He is able to do all things.

34. And the day the disbelievers are displayed to the Fire: “Is this not the truth?” They will answer: “Yes indeed, by our Lord.” He will say, “Then suffer the retribution for your disbelief.”

35. Therefore, be patient like the messengers of strong-will did before you and do not be in haste regarding them. On the day they will see what they have been promised, it will be as if they had not remained except for one hour of a single day. A proclamation: “Are any destroyed except for the wicked people?”

Chapter-47

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Those who rejected and repelled from the path of God, He will mislead their works.

2. And those who believe and do good works, and believe in what was sent down to Muhammad, for it is the truth from their Lord, He cancels for them their sins, and relieves their concern.

3. That is because those who disbelieve followed falsehood, while those who believe followed the truth from their Lord. God thus cites for the people their examples.

4. So, if you encounter those who have rejected, then strike their necks until you capture them, then bind them securely. Then you may either set them free or ransom them, until the war ends. And had God willed, He alone could have beaten them, but He thus tests you by one another. As for those who get killed in the cause of God, He will never let their deeds be put to waste.

5. He will guide them, and relieve their concerns.

6. And He will admit them into Paradise, which He has described to them.

7. O you who believe, if you support God, He will support you, and make your foothold firm.

8. And those who rejected, for them is destruction; and He has misled their works.

9. That is because they hated what God sent down, thus He nullifies their works.

10. Did they not roam the land and note how was the end for those before them? God destroyed them and the rejecters in a similar fate.

11. This is because God is the Master for those who believe, while the disbelievers have no master.

12. God admits those who believe and do good works to gardens with rivers flowing beneath them. As for those who reject, they are enjoying and eating as the cattle eat, and the Fire will be their abode.

13. And many a town was stronger than your own town, which drove you out. We destroyed them, and there was none who could help them.

14. Is he who bases on proof from his Lord, as one for whom his evil works have been adorned for him and they followed their desires?

15. Is the example of Paradise; that the righteous have been promised with rivers of pure water, and rivers of milk whose taste does not change, and rivers of wine that are delicious for the drinkers, and rivers of strained honey, and for them in it are all kinds of fruits, and a forgiveness from their Lord; like that of those who abide in the Fire, and are given to drink boiling water that cuts-up their intestines?

16. And some of them listen to you, until when they go out from you, they say to those who have been given the knowledge: “What has he just said?” Those are the ones whom God has sealed upon their hearts, and they followed their desires.

17. And those who are guided, He increases their guidance, and grants them their righteousness.

18. So are they waiting until the Hour comes to them suddenly? For its conditions have already been met. But once it comes to them, how will they benefit from their message?

19. So know that there is no god besides God, and ask forgiveness of your sins and also for the believing men and believing women. And God knows your movements and your place of rest.

20. And those who believe say: “If only a chapter is sent down!” But when a firm chapter is sent down, and fighting is mentioned in it, you see those who have a disease in their hearts look at you, as if death had already come to them. And it was better for them

21. To be obedient and speak righteousness. And when the matter is decided, then if they had trusted God it would have been better for them.

22. So do you plan that when you run away, you will corrupt the land and sever your blood ties?

23. These are the ones whom God has cursed and thus He made them deaf and blinded their sight.

24. Do they not reflect on the Quran? Or are there locks on their hearts?

25. Surely, those who reverted back, after the guidance has been made clear to them, the devil has enticed them and led them on.

26. That is because they said to those who hated what God Had sent down: “We will obey you in certain matters.” And God knows their secrets.

27. So how will it be when the Angels put them to death, striking their faces and their backs?

28. That is because they followed that which angered God, and they hated that which pleased Him. Thus, He nullified their works.

29. Or did those who harbour a disease in their hearts think that God would not bring out their evil thoughts?

30. And if We wished, We would show them to you so you would recognize them by their looks. However, you can recognize them by their speech. And God is fully aware of your works.

31. And We will test you until We know those who strive among you and those who are patient. And We will bring out your qualities.

32. Those who have rejected and repelled from the path of God, and stood against the messenger after the guidance has been made clear for them, they will not harm God in the least, and He will nullify their works.

33. O you who believe, obey God, and obey the messenger. And do not render your work in vain.

34. Surely, those who rejected and repelled from the path of God, then they died while still rejecting, God will never forgive them.

35. Therefore, do not be weak and ask for peace, for you are on a higher moral ground, and God is with you. And He will not waste your efforts.

36. This worldly life is no more than play and vanity. But if you believe and lead a righteous life, He will reward you, and He will not ask you for your wealth.

37. If He were to ask you for it, to the extent of creating a hardship for you, you would become stingy, and your hidden evil might be exposed.

38. Here you are being invited to spend in the cause of God, but some among you turn stingy. And whoever is stingy is only being stingy on himself. And God is the Rich, while you are the poor. And if you turn away, He will substitute you for another people, then they will not be like you.

Chapter-48

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. We have given you a clear conquest.

2. So that God may forgive your present sins, as well as those past, and so that He may complete His blessings upon you, and guide you on a straight path.

3. And God will grant you a conquest which is mighty.

4. He is the One who sends down tranquility into the hearts of the believers, so that they may increase in faith along with their present faith. And to God belongs the soldiers of the heavens and the earth, and God is Knowledgeable, Wise.

5. That He may admit the believing men and believing women into Gardens with rivers flowing beneath them, abiding eternally therein, and He will remit their sins from them. And with God this is a great triumph.

6. And He will punish the hypocrite men and the hypocrite women, and the idolater men and the idolater women, who think evil thoughts about God. Their evil will come back to them, and God was angry with them, and He Has cursed them and prepared for them Hell. What a miserable destiny!

7. And to God belongs the soldiers of the heavens and the earth. And God is Noble, Wise.

8. We have sent you as a witness, a bearer of good news, and a warner.

9. So that you may believe in God and His messenger, and that you may support Him, honour Him, and glorify Him, morning and night.

10. Surely, those who pledge allegiance to you, are pledging allegiance to God; God’s hand is above their hands. Those of them who violate such a pledge, are violating it only upon themselves. And whosoever fulfills what he has pledged to God, then God will grant him a great reward.

11. The Nomads who lagged behind will say to you: “We were preoccupied with our money and our family, so ask forgiveness for us.” They say with their tongues what is not in their hearts. Say: “Who then would possess any power for you against God if He wanted harm to afflict you or if He wanted benefit for you?” No, God is fully Aware of everything you do.

12. Alas, you thought that the messenger and the believers would not return to their families, and this was deemed pleasant in your hearts, and you thought the worst thoughts; you were a wicked people.

13. Anyone whosoever does not believe in God and His messenger, then We have prepared for the rejecters a Hellfire.

14. And to God is the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. He forgives whomever He wills, and punishes whomever He wills. God is Forgiver, Merciful.

15. Those who lagged behind will say, when you venture out to collect the spoils: “Let us follow you!” They want to change God’s words. Say: “You will not follow us; this is what God has decreed beforehand.” They will then say: “No, you are envious of us.” Alas, they rarely understood anything.

16. Say to those Nomads who lagged behind: “You will be called on to fight a people who are very powerful in warfare, unless they surrender. Then if you obey, God will grant you a good reward, but if you turn away as you turned away before, He will punish you with a painful retribution.”

17. There is no burden on the blind, nor is there any burden on the cripple, nor is there on the sick any burden. And whosoever obeys God and His messenger, He will admit them into gardens with rivers flowing beneath; and whosoever turns away, He will punish him with a painful retribution.

18. God is pleased with the believers who pledged allegiance to you under the tree. He thus knew what was in their hearts, so He sent down tranquility upon them, and rewarded them with a near victory.

19. And abundant spoils that they will take. God is Noble, Wise.

20. God has promised you abundant spoils that you will take. Thus He Has hastened this for you, and He Has withheld the people’s hands against you; that it may be a sign for the believers, and that He may guide you to a straight path.

21. And the other group which you could not vanquish, God took care of them. And God was capable of all things.

22. And if the rejecters had fought you, they would have turned and ran, then they would have found neither an ally nor a victor.

23. Such is God’s way with those who have passed away before, and you will not find any change in God’s way.

24. And He is the One who withheld their hands against you, and your hands against them in the interior of Mecca, after He had made you victorious over them. God is Seer of what you do.

25. They are the ones who rejected and barred you from the restricted Temple, and barred your offerings from reaching their destination. And there had been believing men and women whom you did not know, and you may have hurt them, and on whose account you would have committed a sin unknowingly. God will admit into His mercy whomever He wills. If they were apart, We would have punished those of them who rejected with a painful retribution.

26. Those who rejected had put in their hearts the rage of the days of ignorance, then God sent down tranquility upon His messenger and the believers, and directed them to uphold the word of righteousness, and they were well entitled to it and worthy of it. And God is fully aware of all things.

27. God has fulfilled with truth His messenger’s vision: “You will enter the restricted Temple, God willing, secure, with your heads shaven and shortened, having no fear.” Thus, He knew what you did not know, and He has coupled with this a near victory.

28. He is the One who sent His messenger with the guidance and the system of truth, so that it would expose all other systems. And God is sufficient as a witness.

29. Muhammad is the messenger of God, and those who are with him are severe against the rejecters, but merciful between themselves. You see them yielding and submitting, they seek God’s blessings and approval. Their distinction is in their faces, as a result of submitting. Such is their example in the Torah. And their example in the Injeel is like a plant which shoots out and becomes strong and thick and it stands straight on its stem, pleasing to the farmers that He may enrage the rejecters with them. God promises those among them who believe and do good works a forgiveness and a great reward.

Chapter-49

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. O you who believe, do not place your opinion above that of God and His messenger. And be aware of God. God is Hearer, Knowledgeable.

2. O you who believe, do not raise your voices above the voice of the prophet, nor shall you speak loudly at him as you would speak loudly to each other, lest your works become nullified while you do not perceive.

3. Surely, those who lower their voices with the messenger of God, they are the ones whose hearts have been tested by God for righteousness. They have deserved forgiveness and a great recompense.

4. Surely, those who call on you from behind the buildings, most of them do not comprehend.

5. And if they had only been patient till you came out to them, it would have been better for them. God is Forgiver, Merciful.

6. O you who believe, if a wicked person comes to you with any news, then you shall investigate it. Lest you harm a people out of ignorance, then you will become regretful over what you have done.

7. And know that among you is the messenger of God. If he were to obey you in many things, you would be in difficulty. But God made you love faith and adorned it in your hearts, and He made you hate disbelief, wickedness, and disobedience. These are the rightly guided ones.

8. Such is grace from God and a blessing. God is Knowledgeable, Wise.

9. And if two parties of believers battle with each other, you shall reconcile them; but if one of them aggresses against the other, then you shall fight the one aggressing until it complies with God’s command. Once it complies, then you shall reconcile the two groups with justice, and be equitable; for God loves those who are equitable.

10. The believers are brothers; so reconcile between your brothers, and be aware of God, that you may receive mercy.

11. O you who believe, let not any people ridicule other people, for they may be better than they. Nor shall any women ridicule other women, for they may be better than they. Nor shall you mock one another, or call each other names. Evil indeed is the reversion to wickedness after attaining faith. Anyone who does not repent, then these are the transgressors.

12. O you who believe, you shall avoid much suspicion, for some suspicion is sinful. And do not spy on one another, nor shall you backbite one another. Would one of you enjoy eating the flesh of his dead brother? You certainly would hate this. You shall observe God. God is Redeemer, Merciful.

13. O mankind, We created you from a male and female, and We made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Surely, the most honourable among you in the sight of God is the most righteous. God is Knowledgeable, Expert.

14. The Nomads said: “We believe.” Say: “You have not believed, but you should say: ‘We have surrendered’, for belief has not yet entered into your hearts.” If you obey God and His messenger, He will not put any of your works to waste. God is Forgiver, Merciful.

15. Believers are those who believe in God and His messenger, then they became without doubt, and they strive with their money and their lives in the cause of God. These are the truthful ones.

16. Say: “Are you teaching God about your system while God knows everything in the heavens and the earth? God is knowledgeable of all things.”

17. They think they are doing you a favour by having surrendered! Say: “Do not think you are doing me any favours by your surrender. For it is God who is doing you a favour that He Has guided you to the faith, if you are being true.”

18. Surely, God knows all the unseen in the heavens and the earth; God is Seer of everything you do.

Chapter-50

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Q, and then glorious Quran.

2. Are they surprised that a warner has come to them from amongst them, so the rejecters said: “This is something strange!”

3. “Can it be that when we are dead and we become dust, that we come back later?”

4. We know which of them becomes consumed with the earth; and We have with Us a record which keeps track.

5. But they denied the truth when it came to them, so they are in a confused state.

6. Did they not look to the sky above them, how We built it, and adorned it, and how it has no openings?

7. And the land We extended it, and placed in it stabilizers, and We gave growth in it to every kind of healthy pair.

8. Something to see and a reminder for every pious servant.

9. And We sent down from the sky blessed water, and We gave growth with it to gardens and grain that is harvested.

10. And the palm trees, emerging with clustering fruit.

11. A provision for the servants, and We gave life with it to the land which was dead. Such is the resurrection.

12. Before their denial was that of the people of Noah, and the dwellers of Al-Raas, and Thamud.

13. And ‘Aad, and Pharaoh, and the brethren of Lot.

14. And the people of the forest, and the people of Tubba. All of them disbelieved the messengers, so the promise came to pass.

15. Did We tire in making the first creation? No, they are in confusion about any new creation.

16. And We have created man and We know what his soul whispers to him, and We are closer to him than his jugular vein.

17. When the two receivers meet on the right and on the left.

18. He does not utter a word except with having a constant recorder.

19. And the moment of death came in truth: “This is what you have been trying to avoid!”

20. And the horn is blown on the promised day.

21. And every soul is brought, being driven, and with a witness.

22. “You were heedless of this, so now We have removed your veil, and your sight today is iron!”

23. And his constant companion said: “This is what I have prepared.”

24. Cast forth in Hell every stubborn rejecter.

25. Denier of good, transgressor, doubter.

26. The one who made with God another god. So cast him into the severe retribution.

27. His constant companion said: “Our Lord, I did not corrupt him, but he was already far astray.”

28. He said: “Do not argue with each other before Me, I have already presented you with My promise.”

29. “The sentence will not be changed with Me, and I do not wrong the servants.”

30. The day We say to Hell: “Are you full?”, and it says: “Is there more?”

31. And Paradise is brought near to the righteous, not far off.

32. This is what you have been promised, for every repenter, steadfast

33. The one who feared the Almighty while unseen, and came with a repenting heart

34. Enter it in peace. This is the day of eternal life.

35. In it they will have what they wish, and We have even more.

36. And how many a generation before them have We destroyed? They were stronger in power, but they ran away in the land. Did they find any sanctuary?

37. In that is a reminder for whoever has a heart, or cares to listen while he is heedful.

38. And We have created the heavens and what is between them in six days, and no fatigue touched Us.

39. So be patient to what they are saying, and glorify the grace of your Lord before the rising of the sun and before the setting.

40. And from the night glorify Him, and at after submitting.

41. And listen to the day when the caller will call from a near place.

42. The day they hear the scream with truth. That is the day of coming out.

43. We are the Ones who give life and bring death, and to Us is the destiny.

44. The day when the earth will rapidly crumble away from them; that will be a gathering which is easy for Us.

45. We are totally aware of what they say, and you are not to be a tyrant over them. So remind with the Quran those who fear My promise.

Chapter-31

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. A. L. M.

2. These are the signs of the wise scripture.

3. A guide and a mercy for the good doers.

4. Those who establish the assembly, and contribute towards betterment and regarding the hereafter they are certain.

5. These are on a guidance from their Lord, and they are the successful ones.

6. And from the people, there are those who accept baseless narrations to mislead from the path of God without knowledge, and they take it as entertainment. These will have a humiliating retribution.

7. And when Our revelations are recited to him, he turns away arrogantly as if he did not hear them, as if there is a deafness in his ears. So announce to him a painful retribution.

8. Those who believe and do good works, for them will be gardens of bliss.

9. Abiding eternally therein with certainly, as promised by God. He is the Noble, the Wise.

10. He created the heavens without pillars that you can see. And He placed in the earth firm stabilizers so that it would not tumble with you, and He spread on it all kinds of creatures. And We sent down water from the sky, thus We caused to grow all kinds of good plants.

11. This is God’s creation, so show me what those besides Him have created? Indeed, the transgressors are far astray.

12. And We had given Luqmaan the wisdom: “You shall be thankful to God, and whoever is thankful is being thankful for his own good. As for whosoever rejects, then God is Rich, Praiseworthy.”

13. And Luqmaan said to his son, while he was advising him: “O my son, do not set up any partners with God; for setting up partners is an immense wrongdoing.”

14. And We enjoined the human being regarding his parents. His mother bore him with hardship upon hardship, and his weaning takes two lunar years. You shall give thanks to Me, and to your parents. To Me is the final destiny.

15. If they try to force you to set up any partners beside Me, do not obey them. But continue to treat them amicably in this world. You shall follow only the path of those who have submitted to Me. Ultimately, you all return to Me, then I will inform you of everything you have done.

16. “O my son, if it be anything even as the weight of a mustard seed, be it deep inside a rock, or be it in the heavens or the earth, God will bring it. God is Sublime, Expert.”

17. “O my son, establish the assembly and advocate righteousness and forbid evil, and bear with patience whatever befalls you. These are the most honourable traits.”

18. “And do not turn your cheek arrogantly from people, nor shall you roam the earth insolently. For God does not like the arrogant show offs.”

19. “And be humble in how you walk and lower your voice. For the harshest of all voices is the donkey’s voice.”

20. Did you not see that God has committed in your service everything in the heavens and the earth, and has showered you with His blessings, both apparent and hidden? Yet from the people are some who argue about God without knowledge, without guidance, and without the enlightening scripture.

21. And if they are told: “Follow that which God has sent down.” They say: “No, we will follow what we found our fathers doing.” What if the devil is leading them to the agony of Hell?

22. And whosoever surrenders himself completely to God, while he is righteous, then he has taken hold of the strongest bond. And to God all matters will return.

23. And whosoever rejects, then do not be saddened by his rejection. To us is their ultimate return, then We will inform them of what they had done. God is fully aware of what is inside the chests.

24. We let them enjoy for a while, then We commit them to severe retribution.

25. And if you ask them: “Who created the heavens and the earth?” They will say: “God.” Say: “Praise be to God.” Yet, most of them do not know.

26. To God belongs everything in the heavens and the earth. God is the Rich, the Praiseworthy.

27. And if all the trees on earth were made into pens, and the ocean were supplied by seven more oceans, the words of God would not run out. God is Noble, Wise.

28. Your creation and your resurrection is all as one breath. God is Hearer, Seer.

29. Have you not seen that God merges the night into the day and merges the day into the night, and that He has committed the sun and the moon, each running to a predetermined term; and that God is expert of everything you do?

30. That is because God is the truth, and that which they call on besides Him is falsehood, and that God is the High, the Great.

31. Have you not seen the ships sailing the sea, carrying God’s provisions, to show you some of His signs? In that are signs for every one who is patient, thankful.

32. And when waves surround them like mountains, they call on God, sincerely devoting the system to Him. But when He saves them to the shore, some of them revert. None discard Our signs except those who are betrayers, unappreciative.

33. O mankind, you shall reverence your Lord, and fear a day when a father cannot help his own child, nor can a child help his father. Certainly, God’s promise is truth. Therefore, do not be deceived by this worldly life; and do not be deceived from God by arrogance.

34. With God is the knowledge regarding the Hour. And He sends down the rain, and He knows what is inside the wombs. No soul knows what it may gain tomorrow, nor does any soul know in which land it will die. God is Knowledgeable, Expert.

Chapter-32

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. A. L. M.

2. The sending down of this scripture, without a doubt, from the Lord of the worlds.

3. Or do they say: “He fabricated it!” No, it is the truth from your Lord, so that you may warn a people who never received a warner before you, in order that they may be guided.

4. God is the One who created the heavens and the earth, and everything between them in six days, then He settled to the Throne. You do not have beside Him any Lord, nor intercessor. Will you not then remember?

5. He arranges matters from the heaven to the earth, then it ascends to Him in a day which is equivalent to one thousand of the years which you count.

6. Such is the Knower of the unseen and the seen; the Noble, the Merciful.

7. The One who perfected everything He created and He began the creation of the human from mud.

8. Then He made his offspring from a structure derived from a lowly liquid.

9. Then He shaped him, and blew into him from His spirit. And He made for you the hearing, the eyesight, and the hearts; rarely are you thankful.

10. And they said: “When we are buried into the ground, will we be created anew?” Indeed, they reject the meeting of their Lord.

11. Say: “The Angel of death that has been assigned to you will put you to death, then to your Lord you will be returned.”

12. And if only you could see the criminals when they bow down their heads before their Lord: “Our Lord, we have now seen and we have heard, so send us back and we will do good work. Now we have attained certainty.”

13. And if We Had wished, We could have given every soul its guidance, but the word from Me has taken effect, that I will fill Hell with Jinn and humans all together.

14. So taste the consequences of your forgetting this day; for We have forgotten you. And taste the eternal retribution in return for what you used to do.

15. The only people who believe in Our revelations are those who when they are reminded by them, they fall in submission, and they glorify the praise their Lord, and they are not arrogant.

16. Their sides readily forsake their beds, to call on their Lord out of fear and hope, and from Our provisions to them they give.

17. No person knows what is being hidden for them of joy, as a reward for what they used to do.

18. Is one who was a believer the same as one who was wicked? They are not equal.

19. As for those who believe and do good works, for them are eternal Gardens as an abode, in return for their works.

20. And as for those who were wicked, their abode is the Fire. Every time they try to leave it, they will be put back in it, and it will be said to them: “Taste the retribution of the Fire in which you used to deny.”

21. And We will let them taste the worldly retribution before the greater retribution, perhaps they will revert.

22. And who is more wicked than one who is reminded of his Lord’s revelations, then he turns away from them? We will exact a punishment from the criminals.

23. And We have given Moses the scripture. So do not be in any doubt about meeting Him. And We made it a guide for the Children of Israel.

24. And We made from among them leaders who guided in accordance with Our command, when they became patient and had certainty regarding Our revelations.

25. Your Lord will separate between them on the Day of Resurrection, regarding that which they disputed in.

26. Is it not a guide for them how many generations We have annihilated before them in whose homes they now walk? In that are signs. Do they not listen?

27. Have they not seen that We drive the water to barren lands, and produce with it crops to feed their livestock, as well as themselves? Do they not see?

28. And they say: “When is this conquest, if you are being truthful?”

29. Say: “On the day of the conquest, it will not benefit those who rejected if they believe, nor will they be given respite.”

30. Therefore, turn away from them and wait, for they too are waiting.

Chapter-33

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. O you prophet, you shall be aware of God, and do not obey the rejecters and the hypocrites. God is Knowledgeable, Wise.

2. And follow what is being revealed to you by your Lord. God is fully aware of all that you do.

3. And put your trust in God. God suffices as an advocate.

4. God did not make any man with two hearts in his body. Nor did He make your wives whom you estrange to be your mothers. Nor did He make your adopted children your sons. Such is what you claim with your mouths, but God speaks the truth, and He guides to the path.

5. Name them by retaining their father’s name. That is more just with God. But if you do not know their fathers, then, as your brothers in the system and members of your family. There is no sin upon you if you make a mistake in this respect; but you will be responsible for what your hearts deliberately intend. God is Forgiver, Merciful.

6. The prophet is closer to the believers than themselves, and his wives are mothers to them. And God’s decree to the believers and the emigrants is that before they help their relatives, they have taken care of their own families first. Such has been decreed in the scripture.

7. And when We took from the prophets their covenant. And from you, and from Noah, and Abraham, and Moses, and Jesus the son of Mary; We took from them a strong covenant.

8. So that the truthful may be asked about their truthfulness, and He has prepared for the rejecters a painful retribution.

9. O you who believe, remember God’s favour upon you when soldiers attacked you and We sent upon them a wind and invisible soldiers. God is Seer of everything you do.

10. For they had come from above you, and from beneath you; your eyes were terrified, and the hearts reached to the throat, and you harboured doubts about God.

11. That is when the believers were truly tested; they were severely shaken up.

12. And the hypocrites and those who have a sickness in their hearts said: “God and His messenger promised us nothing but illusions!”

13. And a group of them said: “O people of Yathrib, you cannot make a stand; therefore, retreat.” And a small party of them sought permission from the prophet, saying: “Our homes are exposed,” while they were not exposed. They just wanted to flee.

14. And if the enemy had entered at them from all sides, and then they were asked to betray, they would do so with very little hesitation.

15. And indeed they had pledged to God before this that they would not turn around and flee. Making a pledge to God brings great responsibility.

16. Say: “It will not benefit you to flee away from death or from being killed, for you will only have the enjoyment for a short while.”

17. Say: “Who can protect you from God if He intends to harm you, or He intends any blessing for you?” They will never find besides God any ally or victor.

18. God already knows which of you are the hinderers, and those who say to their brothers: “Come and stay with us.” Rarely do they mobilize for battle.

19. They are miserable towards you. Then, when fear comes, you see their eyes rolling, as if death had already come to them. But once the fear is gone, they whip you with sharp tongues. They are miserable towards doing any good. These have not believed, so God nullifies their works. This is easy for God to do.

20. They thought that the confederates have not yet mobilized. And if the confederates do appear, they wish that they were out in the desert, seeking out news about you. Even if they were among you, they would not have fought except very little.

21. Indeed, in the messenger of God a good example has been set for you for he who seeks God and the last day and thinks constantly about God.

22. And when the believers saw the confederates, they said: “This is what God and His messenger have promised us, and God and His messenger are truthful.” This only increased their faith and their submission.

23. From among the believers are men who fulfilled their pledge to God. Thus, some of them died, while some are still waiting; but they never altered in the least.

24. That God may recompense the truthful for their truthfulness, and punish the hypocrites if He so wills, or accepts their repentance. God is Forgiver, Merciful.

25. And God drove back those who disbelieved with their rage, they left empty handed. God thus spared the believers any fighting. God is Powerful, Noble.

26. And He also brought down those who helped support them from among the people of the scripture from their secure positions, and He threw terror into their hearts. Some of them you killed, and some you took captive.

27. And He inherited you their land, their homes, their money, and lands you had never stepped on. God is able to do all things.

28. O prophet, say to your wives: “If you are seeking this worldly life and its vanities, then come, I will make a provision for you and set you free in an amicable manner.”

29. “But if you are seeking God and His messenger, and the abode of the Hereafter, then God has prepared for the righteous among you a great reward.”

30. O wives of the prophet, if any of you commits evident lewdness, then the retribution will be doubled for her. This is easy for God to do.

31. Any whosoever of you is obedient to God and His messenger, and does good works, We will grant her double the recompense, and We have prepared for her a generous provision.

32. O wives of the prophet, you are not like any other women. If you are righteous, then do not speak too softly, lest those with disease in their hearts will move with desire; you shall speak in an honourable manner.

33. You shall settle down in your homes, and do not come out like the olden days of ignorance. You shall establish the assembly, and contribute towards betterment, and obey God and His messenger. God wishes to remove any affliction from you, O people of the Shrine, and to purify you completely.

34. And mention all that is being recited in your homes of God’s revelations and the wisdom. God is Sublime, Expert.

35. Surely, the surrendering men, and the surrendering women, the believing men, and the believing women, the obedient men, and the obedient women, the truthful men, and the truthful women, the patient men, and the patient women, the humble men, and the humble women, the charitable men, and the charitable women, the fasting men, and the fasting women, the men who conceal their private parts, and the women who conceal, and the men who commemorate God frequently, and the commemorating women; God has prepared for them a forgiveness and a great recompense.

36. It is not for a believing man or believing woman, if God and His messenger issue any command, that they have any choice in their decision. And anyone who disobeys God and His messenger, he has gone far astray.

37. And you said to the one who was blessed by God, and blessed by you: “Keep your wife and reverence God,” and you hid inside yourself what God wished to proclaim. And you feared the people, while it was God you were supposed to fear. So when Zayd ended his relationship with his wife, We had you marry her, to establish that there is no wrongdoing for the believers in marrying the wives of their adopted sons if their relationship is ended. And God’s command is always done.

38. There is no blame on the prophet in doing anything that God has decreed upon him. Such was God’s way with the people of old. And God’s command is a determined duty.

39. Those who deliver God’s messages, and reverence Him, and they do not reverence anyone but God. God suffices as a reckoner.

40. Muhammad was not the father of any man among you, but he was a messenger of God and the seal of the prophets. And God is fully aware of all things.

41. O you who believe, you shall remember God frequently.

42. And glorify Him morning and evening.

43. He is the One who assembles with you, along with His Angels, to lead you out of darkness into the light. And He is ever Merciful towards the believers.

44. Their greeting the day they meet Him is: “Peace” and He has prepared for them a generous recompense.

45. O prophet, We have sent you as a witness, and a bearer of good news, and a warner.

46. Inviting to God, by His leave, and a guiding beacon.

47. And give good news to the believers, that they have deserved from God a great blessing.

48. And do not obey the rejecters and the hypocrites, and ignore their insults, and put your trust in God; God suffices as an advocate.

49. O you who believe, if you marry the believing women, then divorced them before having intercourse with them, then they do not owe you any waiting interim. You shall compensate them, and let them go in an amicable manner.

50. O prophet, We have made lawful for you your wives to whom you have paid their due dowry, and those whom you are committed to by oath, as granted to you by God. Also the daughters of your father’s brothers, the daughters of your father’s sisters, the daughters of your mother’s brothers, the daughters of your mother’s sisters, who have emigrated with you. Also, if a believing woman gave herself to the prophet, the prophet may marry her if he wishes, as a privilege given only to you and not to the believers. However, her forfeiting of the dowry applies only to the prophet, and not to the other believers. We have already decreed their rights in regard to their spouses and those who are still dependant. This is to spare you any embarrassment. God is Forgiver, Merciful.

51. You may postpone whom you will of them, and you may receive whom you will. And whomsoever you desire of those whom you have set aside then there is no sin upon you. Such is best that they may be comforted and not grieve, and may all be pleased with what you give them. God knows what is in your hearts. God is Knowledgeable, Compassionate.

52. No women are lawful to you beyond this, nor that you change them for other wives, even though you may be attracted by their beauty, except those to whom you are committed by oaths. And God is watchful over all things.

53. O you who believe, do not enter the prophet’s homes except if you are invited to a meal, without you forcing such an invitation. But if you are invited, you may enter. And when you finish eating, you shall leave, without staying for a talk. This used to hurt the prophet, and he was shy to tell you. But God does not shy away from the truth. And if you ask his wives for something, ask them from behind a barrier. This is purer for your hearts and their hearts. And it is not for you to harm God’s messenger, nor that you should marry his wives after him. This is indeed a gross offence with God.

54. If you reveal anything, or hide it, God is fully aware of all things.

55. There is no sin upon them to appear before their fathers, or their sons, or their brothers, or the sons of their brothers, or the sons of their sisters, or their offspring yet to come, or their women, or those who are still their dependants. And be aware of God, for God is witness over all things.

56. God and His Angels assemble with the prophet. O you who believe, you shall assemble with him, and surrender completely.

57. Surely those who harm God and His messenger, God will curse them in this life and in the Hereafter; and He has prepared for them a shameful retribution.

58. And those who harm the believing men and the believing women, with no just reason, they have brought upon themselves a slander and a gross sin.

59. O prophet, tell your wives, your daughters, and the wives of the believers that they should draw their cloaks about themselves. That is better so that they would not be recognized and harmed. God is Forgiver, Merciful.

60. If the hypocrites, and those with disease in their hearts and those who spread lies in the city do not refrain, then We will let you overpower them, then they will not be able to remain as your neighbours except for a short while.

61. They are cursed wherever they are found. They shall be taken and killed in a slaughter.

62. This is God’s way with those who have passed away before, and you will not find any change in God’s way.

63. The people ask you regarding the Hour. Say: “Its knowledge is but with God. And for all that you know the Hour may be near!”

64. God has cursed the rejecters, and He Has prepared for them Hell.

65. Eternally they abide therein. They will find no ally, or victor.

66. On the day when their faces will be turned over in the fire, they will say: “Oh, we wish we had obeyed God, and obeyed the messenger”

67. And they will say: “Our Lord, we have obeyed our leaders and our learned ones, but they misled us from the path.”

68. “Our Lord, give them double the retribution, and curse them with a mighty curse.”

69. O you who believe, do not be like those who harmed Moses, but then God cleared him of all they said, and he was honourable before God.

70. O you who believe, be aware of God and speak only the truth.

71. He will then direct your works, and forgive your sins. And whosoever obeys God and His messenger has triumphed a great triumph.

72. We have offered the trust to the heavens and the earth, and the mountains, but they refused to bear it, and were fearful of it. But the human being accepted it; he was transgressing, ignorant.

73. So that God may punish the hypocrite men and the hypocrite women, and the men who set up partners and the women who set up partners. And God redeems the believing men and the believing women. And God is Forgiver, Merciful.

Chapter-34

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Praise be to God, to whom belongs everything in the heavens and the earth; and to Him is the praise in the Hereafter. He is the Wise, the Expert.

2. He knows what goes into the earth, and what comes out of it, and what comes down from the sky, and what climbs into it. He is the Merciful, Forgiver.

3. And those who rejected said: “The Hour will not come upon us!” Say: “Yes, by my Lord, it will come to you.” He is the Knower of the unseen, not even an atom’s weight or less than that or greater can be hidden from Him, be it in the heavens or the earth. All are in a clear record.

4. That he may reward those who believe and do good works. To them will be a forgiveness and a generous provision.

5. As for those who strived against Our revelations to frustrate them, they will have a retribution of painful affliction.

6. And those that have been given knowledge will see that was has been sent down to you from your Lord is the truth, and that it guides to the path of the Noble, the Praiseworthy.

7. And those who rejected said: “Shall we lead you to a man who will tell you that after you are dismembered you will be created anew?”

8. “Has he invented a lie against God, or is there a madness in him?” Indeed, those who do not believe in the Hereafter will be in a retribution and far straying.

9. Have they not seen all the things in front of them and behind them, of the heaven and the earth? If We wished, We could cause the earth to swallow them, or cause pieces of the sky to fall on them. In this is a sign for every obedient servant.

10. And We granted David blessings from Us: “O mountains, glorify with him, as well as the birds.” And We softened the iron for him.

11. That you may make armour coats that fit perfectly, and work righteousness. For I am Seer of what you do.

12. And for Solomon the wind was given, traveling one month coming and one month going, and We caused a spring of tar to flow for him. And from among the Jinn are those that worked for him by his Lord’s leave; and any one of them who turns from Our commands, We shall cause him to taste the retribution of the Fire.

13. They made for him what he desired of temples, and statues, and pools of deep reservoirs, and heavy cooking pots. “O family of David, work to show thanks.” Only a few of My servants are appreciative.

14. Then, when We decreed death for him, nothing informed them of his death until a worm kept eating from his staff, so when he fell down, the Jinn realised that if they had known the unseen, they would have remained in the humiliating retribution.

15. There was for Sheba a sign in their homeland, with two gardens on the right and the left. “Eat from the provisions of your Lord, and be thankful to Him.” A good land, and a forgiving Lord.

16. But they turned away, so We sent against them a polluted water, and We substituted their two gardens into two gardens of bad tasting fruits, thorny plants, and a skimpy harvest.

17. We thus requited them for what they rejected. And We do not requite except the rejecter.

18. And We placed between them and between the towns that We blessed, towns that were easy to see; and We measured the journey between them: “Travel in them by night and day in complete security.”

19. But they said: “Our Lord, make the measure between our journeys longer,” and they wronged themselves. So We made them a thing of the past, and We scattered them into small groups. In this are signs for every person who is patient, thankful.

20. And Satan turned out to be correct in his suggestions about them, for they followed him, except for a group of the believers.

21. And he did not have any authority over them except that We might know who believed in the Hereafter from those who are doubtful about it. And your Lord is Keeper over all things.

22. Say: “Call on those whom you have claimed besides God. They do not possess even a single atom’s weight in the heavens, or the earth. They possess no partnership therein, nor is there for Him any assistant among them.”

23. Nor will intercession be of any help with Him, except for whom He has already given leave. Until when the fear has subsided from their hearts, they ask: “What did your Lord say?” They will say: “The truth!” And He is the Most High, the Great.

24. Say: “Who provides for you, from the heavens and the earth?” Say: “God. And either we or you are guided, or are clearly astray.”

25. Say: “You will not be asked about our crimes, nor will we be asked for what you do.”

26. Say: “Our Lord will gather us together then He will judge between us with truth. He is the Judge, the Knowledgeable.”

27. Say: “Show me those whom you have set up as partners with Him! No; He is but God, the Noble, the Wise.”

28. And We have sent you to all the people to be a bearer of good news, as well as a warner; but most people do not know.

29. And they say: “When is this promise, if you are truthful?”

30. Say: “You have an appointed day, which you cannot delay by one hour, nor advance.”

31. And those who rejected have said: “We will not believe in this Quran, nor in what is already with him.” And if you could but see these transgressors when they stand before their Lord, how they will accuse one another back and forth. Those who were deemed weak will say to those who were mighty: “If it were not for you, we would have been believers!”

32. Those who were mighty will say to those who were deemed weak: “Did we turn you away from the guidance after it had come to you? No, it was you who were criminal.”

33. And those who were deemed weak will say to those who were mighty: “No, it was your scheming night and day, when you commanded us to reject God, and to set up equals to Him.” And they will be ridden with regret, when they see the retribution. And We will place shackles around the necks of those who rejected. Are they not being requited for what they used to do?

34. And We did not send a warner to any town, but its carefree ones would say: “We reject what you have been sent with.”

35. And they said: “We have more wealth and more children, and we will not be punished.”

36. Say: “My Lord gives provisions to whomever He wishes, or He restricts them, but most people do not know.”

37. And it is not your money or your children that will bring you closer to Us, but only those who believe and do good work, they will receive double the reward for their works, and they will reside in the high dwellings in peace.

38. As for those who strive against Our revelations, they will be brought to the retribution.

39. Say: “My Lord gives provisions for whom He wishes of His servants and He restricts for him. And anything you spend, He will replace it; and He is the Best of providers.”

40. And on the day when He gathers them all, He will say to the Angels: “Was it you that these people used to worship?”

41. They will say: “Be You glorified. You are our Lord, not them. No, most of them were worshiping the Jinn; most of them were believers in them.”

42. So today, none of you can help or harm one another. And We will say to the transgressors: “Taste the retribution of the Fire that you used to deny.”

43. And when Our clear revelations were recited to them, they said: “This is but a man who wants to turn you away from what your parents were worshiping.” And they also said: “This is nothing but a fabricated lie.” And those who disbelieved say of the truth when it has come to them: “This is nothing but evident magic!”

44. We had not given them any scriptures to study, nor did we send to them before you any warner.

45. And those before them had also denied, while they did not reach one tenth of what We have given to this generation, so they denied My messengers, how severe was My retribution!

46. Say: “I advise you to do one thing: that you stand before God, in pairs or as individuals, then reflect. There is no madness in your friend, he is only a warner to you in the face of a severe retribution.”

47. Say: “I have not asked you for any wage; you can keep it. My wage is from God, and He is witness over all things.”

48. Say: “My Lord rebuts with the truth. He is the Knower of all secrets.”

49. Say: “The truth has come; while falsehood can neither initiate anything, nor resurrect.”

50. Say: “If I stray, then I stray to my own loss. And if I am guided, then it is because of what my Lord inspired to me. He is Hearer, Near.”

51. And if you could but see, when they will be terrified with no escape, and they will be taken from a place that is near.

52. And they will say: “We believe in it,” but it will be far too late.

53. And they had rejected it in the past; and they conjectured about the unseen from a place far off.

54. And a barrier will be set up between them and what they desire, as was done for their counterparts before. They have been in grave doubt.

Chapter-35

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Praise be to God, Initiator of the heavens and the earth; maker of the Angels as messengers with wings of two’s, and three’s, and four’s. He increases in the creation as He wishes. God is able to do all things.

2. Whatever mercy God opens for the people, none can stop it. And what He holds back none can send it other than He. And He is the Noble, the Wise.

3. O people, remember God’s blessing upon you. Is there any creator other than God who provides for you from the heaven and the earth? There is no god besides Him, so why do you deviate?

4. And if they deny you, then also messengers before you have been denied. And to God will all matters be returned.

5. O people, God’s promise is the truth; therefore, do not be overwhelmed by this worldly life, and do not let arrogance overwhelm you from God.

6. The devil is an enemy to you, so treat him as an enemy. He only invites his faction to be the dwellers of Hell.

7. Those who reject will have a painful retribution, and those who believe and do good works they will have a forgiveness and a great reward.

8. The one whose evil work is adorned and he sees it as being good. God thus misguides whom he wills, and He guides whom He wills. So do not let yourself grieve over them. God is fully aware of what they are doing.

9. And God is the One who sends the winds so it stirs up a cloud, then We drive it to a town that is dead, and We revive with it the land after it had died. Such is the resurrection.

10. Whosoever is seeking pride, then know that to God belongs all Pride. To Him ascend the good words, and they are exalted by the good deeds. And as for those who scheme evil, they will have a painful retribution, and their scheming will fail.

11. And God created you from dust, then from a drop, then He made you into pairs. And no female becomes pregnant, nor gives birth, without His knowledge. Nor does anyone have his life extended, or his life is shortened, except in a record. This is easy for God.

12. Nor are the two seas the same. One is fresh and palatable, good to drink, while the other is salty and bitter. And from each of them you eat tender meat, and you extract jewellery to wear. And you see the ships sailing through them, seeking His provisions; and perhaps you may be appreciative.

13. He merges the night into the day, and merges the day into the night. And He has committed the sun and the moon, each runs for a predetermined period. Such is God your Lord; to Him is the sovereignty. And as for those whom you call on besides Him, they do not possess a seed’s shell.

14. If you call on them, they cannot hear you. And even if they hear you, they cannot respond to you. And on the Day of Resurrection, they will reject your idolatry. And none can inform you like an Expert.

15. O people, you are the poor when it comes to God, while God is the Rich, the Praiseworthy.

16. If He wishes, He could do away with you and He would bring a new creation.

17. And this is not too difficult for God.

18. And no person can carry the load of another, and even if it calls on another to bear part of its load, no other can carry any part of it, even if they were related. You will only be able to warn those who fear their Lord while unseen, and they establish the assembly. And whoever contributes, is contributing for himself. And to God is the final destiny.

19. The blind and the seer are not equal.

20. Nor are the darkness and the light.

21. Nor are the shade and the heat.

22. Nor equal are the living and the dead; God causes whomever He wills to hear. And you cannot make those who are in the graves hear.

23. You are but a warner.

24. We have sent you with the truth, a bearer of good news, and a warner. There is not a nation but a warner came to it.

25. And if they deny you, then those before them have also denied. Their messengers went to them with proofs, and the Psalms, and the enlightening scripture.

26. But then I seized those who rejected; how terrible was My retribution!

27. Do you not see that God sends down water from the sky, thus We produce with it fruits of various colors? And of the mountains are peaks that are white, or red, or some other color. And the ravens are black.

28. And from the people, and the animals, and the livestock, are various colors. As such, only the knowledgeable among God’s servants reverence Him. God is Noble, Forgiving.

29. Surely, those who recite God’s Scripture, and establish the assembly, and spend secretly and openly from what We have provided them, they are seeking a trade that can never lose.

30. He will give them their recompense, and He will increase them from His blessings. He is Forgiving, Appreciative.

31. And what We inspired to you from the scripture, it is the truth, authenticating what is present. God is Expert of His servants, Seer.

32. Then We inherited the scripture to those whom We selected from Our servants. Subsequently, some of them wronged their souls, and others upheld it partly, while others were eager to work righteousness in accordance with God’s will; this is the greatest triumph.

33. They will enter the gardens of Eden, where they will be adorned with bracelets of gold and pearls, and their garments in it will be of silk.

34. And they will say: “Praise be to God who took away our sorrow. Our Lord is Forgiving, Appreciative.”

35. “The One who admitted us into the abode of eternal bliss, out of His grace. In it, no boredom touches us, nor does any fatigue.”

36. As for those who have rejected, for them is the fire of Hell, where they do not expire and die, nor is its retribution ever reduced for them. It is such that We requite every rejecter.

37. And they will scream in it: “Our Lord, let us out, and we will work righteousness instead of the works we used to do.” Did We not give you a long life so that he who would remember would take heed, and a warner came to you? Therefore, taste, for the transgressors will have no supporter.

38. God knows unseen of the heavens and the earth. He is knowledgeable of what is even inside the chests.

39. He is the One who made you successors on the earth. Subsequently, whoever disbelieves, then to him is his disbelief. And the disbelief of the disbelievers only increases their Lord’s abhorrence towards them. The disbelief of the disbelievers only increases their loss.

40. Say: “Do you see the partners whom you have called on besides God? Show me what they have created on earth. Or do they possess any partnership in the heavens? Or have We given them a scripture wherein they are taking knowledge from it? Indeed, what the transgressors promise one another is no more than arrogance.”

41. God is the One who holds the heavens and the earth, lest they cease to exist. And they would certainly cease to exist if anyone else were to hold them after Him. He is Compassionate, Forgiving.

42. And they swore by God in their strongest oaths, that if a warner came to them, they would be the most guided of all nations, but when a warner came to them, it only increased their aversion!

43. Arrogance on earth, and evil scheming. And the evil schemes only backfire on those who scheme them. Were they expecting anything different from the ways used on the people of the past? You will not find any change in God’s way, and you will not find any bypass to His way.

44. Did they not roam the earth and note how was the consequence for those who were before them? And they were even more powerful than they in strength. But nothing can deter God be it in the heavens, or in the earth. He is Knowledgeable, Omnipotent.

45. And if God were to punish the people for what they have earned, He would not leave a single creature standing. But He delays them to a predetermined time. Then, when their time comes, then God is Seer of His servants.

Chapter-36

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Y. S.

2. And the Quran of wisdom.

3. You are one of the messengers.

4. Upon a straight path.

5. The revelation of the Most Honourable, Most Merciful.

6. To warn a people whose fathers were not warned, for they are unaware.

7. The retribution has been deserved by most of them, for they do not believe.

8. We have placed shackles around their necks, up to their chins, so that they are forced in direction.

9. And We have placed a barrier in front of them, and a barrier behind them, thus We shielded them so they cannot see.

10. And whether you warn them or do not warn them, they will not believe.

11. You can only warn him who follows the reminder, and reverences the Almighty while unseen. Give him good news of forgiveness and a generous reward.

12. It is indeed Us who resurrect the dead, and We record what they have done and left behind. And everything We have counted in a clear ledger.

13. And cite for them the example of the people of the town, when the messengers came to it.

14. Where We sent two to them, but they disbelieved in them, so We supported them with a third one, thus they said: “We are messengers to you.”

15. They replied: “You are but human beings like us, and the Almighty did not send down anything, you are only telling lies.”

16. They said: “Our Lord knows that we have been sent to you.”

17. “And we are only required to give a clear delivery.”

18. They replied: “We have welcomed you better than you deserve. If you do not cease, we will stone you, and you will receive a painful retribution from us!”

19. They said: “Keep your welcome with you, for you have been reminded. Indeed, you are transgressing people.”

20. And a man came running from the farthest part of the city, saying: “O my people, follow the messengers.”

21. “Follow those who do not ask you for any wage, and are guided.”

22. “And why should I not serve the One who initiated me, and to Him is your ultimate return?”

23. “Shall I take gods besides Him? If the Almighty intends any harm for me, their intercession cannot help me in the least, nor can they save me.”

24. “Then I would be clearly astray.”

25. “I have believed in your Lord, so listen to me!”

26. It was said: “Enter Paradise.” He said “Oh, how I wish my people only knew!”

27. “Of what my Lord has forgiven me, and made me of the honoured ones.”

28. And We did not send down upon his people after him soldiers from the sky; for there was no need to send them down.

29. For all it took was one scream, whereupon they were stilled.

30. What sorrow for the servants. For every time a messenger went to them, they would ridicule him.

31. Did they not see how many generations We destroyed before them, do they not go back to them?

32. And how every one of them will be summoned before Us.

33. And a sign for them is the dead land, We revive it and produce from it seeds from which they eat.

34. And We made in it gardens of date palms, and grapes, and We cause springs to gush forth therein.

35. So that they may eat from its fruits, and what they manufacture with their own hands. Would they be thankful?

36. Praise be to the One who created all pairs from what the earth sprouts out and from themselves, and from what they do not know.

37. And a sign for them is the night, We remove the daylight from it, whereupon they are in darkness.

38. And the sun runs to a specific location, such is the design of the Noble, the Knowledgeable.

39. And the moon We have measured it to appear in stages, until it returns to being like an old curved sheath.

40. The sun is not required to overtake the moon, nor will the night precede the day; each of them is swimming in its own orbit.

41. And a sign for them is that we carried their ancestors on the charged ship.

42. And We created for them of its similarity, to ride in.

43. And if We wished, We could drown them, so that their screaming would not be heard, nor could they be saved.

44. Except through a mercy from Us, and as an enjoyment for awhile.

45. And when they are told: “Be aware of your present and your past, that you may attain mercy.”

46. And no matter what sign comes to them from the signs of their Lord, they turn away from it.

47. And when they are told: “Spend from what God has provisioned you.” Those who reject say to those who believe: “Shall we feed those whom God could feed, if He so willed? You are clearly misguided!”

48. And they say: “When is this promise to come, if you are truthful?”

49. They will not realize it when one scream overwhelms them, while they dispute.

50. They will not even be able to leave a will, nor will they be able to return to their people.

51. And the horn will be blown, whereupon they will rise from the graves massing towards their Lord.

52. They will say: “Woe to us. Who has resurrected us from our resting place? This is what the Almighty had promised. The messengers were truthful!”

53. It only took one scream, whereupon they are summoned before Us.

54. On this day, no soul will be wronged in the least. You will be recompensed precisely for whatever you did.

55. The dwellers of Paradise will be, on that day, joyfully busy.

56. Both them and their spouses, they will be shaded, reclining on high furnishings.

57. They will have fruits therein; they will have in it whatever they ask for.

58. Saying of: “Peace” from a Merciful Lord.

59. “As for you, O criminals, you are singled out.”

60. “Did I not pledge to you, O Children of Adam, that you should not serve the devil for he is your most ardent enemy?”

61. “And that you should serve Me? That is a straight path.”

62. “He has misled mountain loads of you. Did you not possess any understanding?”

63. “This is Hell that you have been promised!”

64. “Burn in it today, as a consequence of your rejection.”

65. Today, We shall seal their mouths, and their hands will speak to Us, and their feet will bear witness to everything they had done.

66. And if We wished, We can blind their eyes and, and they would race towards the path, but how would they see?.

67. And if We wished, We can freeze them in their place; thus, they can neither move forward, nor go back.

68. And for whomever We grant a long life, We weaken him in body. Do they not understand?

69. And We did not teach him poetry, nor does he need it. This is a reminder and a clear Quran.

70. To warn those who are alive, and so that the retribution will be deserved by the rejecters.

71. Did they not see that We created for them with Our own hands livestock which they own?

72. And they were subdued by Us for them. So some they ride, and some they eat.

73. And they have in them other benefits, as well as drinks. Would they not be appreciative?

74. And they have taken besides God other gods, perhaps they will help them!

75. They cannot help them. And they will end up serving them as devoted soldiers.

76. So do not be saddened by what they say. We are fully aware of what they conceal and what they declare.

77. Has man not seen that We have created him from a drop, that he would become an ardent enemy?

78. And he cites an example for Us, while forgetting his own creation! He says: “Who can resurrect the bones while they are dust?”

79. Say: “The One who initiated them in the first place will resurrect them. He is fully aware of every creation.”

80. The One who initiated for you a forest fire, by which you learned to light.

81. Is not the One who created the heavens and the earth able to create the like of them? Yes indeed; He is the Creator, the Knowledgeable.

82. His command, when He wants anything, is to say to it: “Be” and it is!

83. Therefore, praise be to the One in whose Hand is the sovereignty over all things, and to Him you will be returned.

Chapter-37

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. By the columns in formation.

2. By the drivers of clouds.

3. By the remembrance which follows.

4. Your god is indeed One.

5. The Lord of the heavens and the earth, and what lies between them, and Lord of the easts.

6. We have adorned this universe with the decoration of planets.

7. And to guard against every rebellious devil.

8. They cannot listen to the leadership up high; and they are bombarded from every side.

9. Outcasts; they will have an eternal retribution.

10. Any of them who snatches something away, he is pursued by a piercing flame.

11. So ask them: “Are they the more powerful creation, or the others We created?” We have created them from sticky mud.

12. While you had been wondered, they mocked.

13. And when they are reminded, they do not care.

14. And when they see a sign, they make fun of it.

15. And they said: “This is nothing but evident magic!”

16. “Can it be that after we die and become dust and bones, that we are resurrected?”

17. “What about our fathers of old?”

18. Say: “Yes, and then you will be humiliated.”

19. All it takes is one sound, then they will be staring.

20. And they said: “Woe to us, this is the Day of Judgment!”

21. This is the day of decisiveness that you used to deny.

22. Gather the transgressors, and their mates, and all they worshiped.

23. Beside God, and guide them to the path of Hell.

24. And let them stand and be questioned:

25. “Why do you not support one another?”

26. No, for today they have totally given up.

27. And some of them came to each other, questioning.

28. They said: “You used to entice us from the right side.”

29. They will respond: “No, it was you who were not believers.”

30. “And we never had any power over you, but you were a wicked people.”

31. “So our Lord’s decree is now upon us, that we will suffer.”

32. “We misled you, because we were astray.”

33. On that day they will all share in the retribution.

34. This is how we deal with the criminals.

35. When it was said to them: “There is no god except God,” they would be arrogant.

36. And they would say: “Shall we leave our gods because of a crazy poet?”

37. No, he has come with the truth and has confirmed the messengers.

38. You will taste the greatest of retribution.

39. And you are only recompensed for what you have done.

40. Except for God’s servants who are faithful.

41. For them will be known provisions.

42. Fruits, and they will be honoured.

43. In the gardens of bliss.

44. On furnishings which are opposite one another.

45. They will be served with cups of pure drinks.

46. Clear and tasty for the drinkers.

47. There is no bitterness therein, nor will they be removed from it.

48. With them will be humble female companions.

49. They are like fragile eggs.

50. So then approached one another, questioning.

51. One of them said: “I used to have a friend.”

52. “Who use to say: “Are you among those who believe in this?”

53. “That if we die and turn into dust and bones, that we would be called to account?””

54. He said: “Can anyone find him?”

55. So when he looked, he saw him in the midst of Hell.

56. He said: “By God, you nearly ruined me!”

57. “And had it not been for my Lord’s blessing, I would have been with you.”

58. “Are we then not going to die,”

59. “Except for our first death, and we will not be punished?”

60. Such is the greatest triumph.

61. Fore this let those who will strive work.

62. Is that a better destination, or the tree of Zaqqum?

63. We have made it a punishment for the transgressors.

64. It is a tree that grows in the entrance of Hell.

65. Its shoots are like the devils’ heads.

66. They will eat from it, so that their bellies are filled up.

67. Then they will have with it a drink of boiling liquid.

68. Then they will be returned to Hell.

69. They had been raised with their parents astray.

70. So they too have hastened in their footsteps.

71. Most of the previous generations have strayed before them.

72. And We had sent to them warners.

73. Thus note the consequences for those who were warned.

74. Except for God’s servants who are faithful.

75. And Noah had called upon Us, for We are the best to respond.

76. And We saved him and his family from the great disaster.

77. And We made his progeny the one that remained.

78. And We kept his history for those who came later.

79. Peace be upon Noah among the worlds.

80. It is such that We reward the righteous.

81. He is of Our believing servants.

82. Then We drowned the others.

83. And from among his descendants was Abraham.

84. For he came to his Lord with a pure heart.

85. When he said to his father and his people: “What are you worshiping?”

86. “Is it fabricated gods, instead of God, that you want?”

87. “What do you say of the Lord of the worlds?”

88. Then he looked towards the stars.

89. And he said: “I am ill!”

90. So they turned away from him and departed.

91. He then went to their idols and said: “Can you not eat?”

92. “What is the matter, you do not speak?”

93. So he then turned on them, striking with his hand.

94. Then they approached him outraged.

95. He said: “Do you worship what you carve?”

96. “While God has created you, and all that you make!”

97. They said: “Build for him a structure, and then throw him into its fire.”

98. So they wanted to harm him, but We made them the losers.

99. And he said: “I am going to my Lord; He will guide me.”

100. “My Lord, grant me from among the righteous.”

101. So We gave him good news of a compassionate child.

102. And when he grew enough to work with him, he said: “My son, I am seeing in a dream that I am slaughtering you. What do you think?” He said: “O my father, do what you are commanded to do. You will find me, God willing, patient.”

103. So when they both had surrendered, and he put his forehead down.

104. And We called him: “O Abraham,”

105. “You have fulfilled the vision.” It is thus that We reward the righteous.

106. Surely, this was a clear test.

107. And We ransomed him with a great animal sacrifice.

108. And We kept his history for those who came later.

109. Peace be upon Abraham.

110. It is thus that We reward the righteous.

111. He was of Our believing servants.

112. And We gave him the good news of the coming of Isaac, a prophet from among the righteous.

113. And We blessed him and Isaac. And from among their progeny, some are righteous, and some are clearly wicked.

114. And indeed, We have given Our grace to Moses and Aaron.

115. And We saved them and their people from the great disaster.

116. And We supported them, so that they became the winners.

117. And We gave both the clear scripture.

118. And We guided them to the straight path.

119. And We kept their history for those who came later.

120. Peace be upon Moses and Aaron.

121. We thus reward the righteous.

122. Both of them were among Our believing servants.

123. And Elias was one of the messengers.

124. When he said to his people: “Would you not be righteous?”

125. “Would you call on Ba’al and forsake the best Creator?”

126. “God is your Lord, and the Lord of your fathers of old!”

127. But they denied him. Thus they were called to account.

128. Except for God’s devoted servants.

129. And We kept his history for those who came later.

130. Peace be upon the family of Elias.

131. We thus reward the righteous.

132. He was one of our believing servants.

133. And Lot was one of the messengers.

134. When We saved him and all his family.

135. Except an old woman who remained.

136. Then, We destroyed the rest.

137. And you pass by their ruins in the morning.

138. And in the night. Do you not understand?

139. And Jonah was one of the messengers.

140. When he escaped to the charged ship.

141. And he was guilty, so he became among the losers.

142. Thus a whale swallowed him, and he was the one to blame.

143. And had it not been that he was one of those who implored,

144. He would have stayed in its belly until the Day of Resurrection.

145. So We threw him on the shore while he was sick.

146. And We caused seaweed to grow on him.

147. And We sent him to a hundred thousand, or more.

148. And they believed, so We gave them enjoyment for a time.

149. So ask them: “Are the daughters for your Lord, while the sons are for them?”

150. Or did We create the Angels as females while they witnessed?

151. Indeed, it is out of their falsehood that they say:

152. “The son of God.” And they are liars.

153. Has He chosen the girls over the boys?

154. What is wrong with you, how do you judge?

155. Will you not remember?

156. Or do you have a clear proof?

157. Bring forth your scripture, if you are truthful.

158. And they invented a kinship between Him and the Jinn. But the Jinn know that they will be gathered.

159. God be glorified from what they describe.

160. Except for God’s servants who are faithful.

161. As for you and what you worship.

162. You cannot lead away from Him.

163. Except those who are destined to Hell.

164. Every one of us has a destined place.

165. And we are the ones who are in columns.

166. And we are the ones that glorify.

167. And they used to say:

168. “If only we had received a reminder from the previous generations,”

169. “We would have surely been God’s loyal servants.”

170. But they rejected it. They will come to know.

171. Our word had been decreed to Our servants who were sent.

172. That they would be made victorious.

173. And that Our soldiers are the winners.

174. So turn away from them for awhile.

175. And observe them; for they will see.

176. Do they seek to hasten Our retribution?

177. Then, when it descends into their courtyard, evil will be the morning, for they have already been warned.

178. And turn away from them for awhile.

179. And observe; for they will see.

180. Glory be to your Lord, the Lord of greatness, for what they have described.

181. And peace be upon the messengers.

182. And praise be to God, Lord of the worlds.

Chapter-38

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. S’, and the Quran that contains the reminder.

2. Indeed, those who disbelieve have plunged into arrogance and defiance.

3. How many a generation before them We destroyed. They called for help, in vain.

4. And they wondered that a warner should come to them, from among them. The disbelievers said: “A magician, a liar.”

5. “Did he make the gods into one god? This is a strange thing indeed!”

6. The leaders among them said: “Go on, and remain steadfast to your gods. This is what is desired.”

7. “We never heard of this from the people before us. This is a lie.”

8. “Has the reminder come down to him, instead of us?” Indeed, they are doubtful of My proof. Indeed, they have not yet tasted My retribution.

9. Or do they own the treasures of mercy of your Lord, the Noble, the Grantor.

10. Or do they possess the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth, and everything between them? Let them help themselves.

11. They will be a defeated host, even if all their parties banded together.

12. Disbelieving before them were the people of Noah, ‘Aad, and the mighty Pharaoh.

13. And Thamud, and the people of Lot, the dwellers of the Woods; those were the opponents.

14. Each of them disbelieved the messengers and thus, My retribution was inevitable.

15. And these people can expect a single scream, from which they never recover.

16. And they said: “Our Lord, hasten for us our judgment, before the Day of Reckoning.”

17. Be patient in the face of their utterances, and remember Our servant David, the resourceful. He was obedient.

18. We committed the mountains in his service, glorifying with him at sunset and sunrise.

19. And the birds were assembled; all were obedient to him.

20. And We strengthened his kingship, and endowed him with wisdom and decision making.

21. Have you received news of the feuding men who climbed into the temple enclosure?

22. When they entered upon him, he was startled. They said: “Have no fear. We are feuding with one another, so judge between us with truth, and do not wrong us, and guide us in the right path.”

23. “This is my brother and he owns ninety nine sheep, while I own one sheep. So he said to me: ‘Let me take care of it’ and he pressured me.”

24. He said: “He has wronged you by asking to combine your sheep with his. And most who combine their properties take advantage of one another, except those who believe and do good works, and these are so few.” And David guessed that We had tested him, so he implored his Lord for forgiveness, and fell down kneeling, and repented.

25. So We forgave him in this matter. We have granted him a position of honour with us, and a beautiful abode.

26. O David, We have made you a successor on earth. Therefore, you shall judge among the people with truth, and do not follow desire, lest it diverts you from the way of God. Surely, those who stray off the way of God incur severe retribution for forgetting the Day of Reckoning.

27. And We did not create the heaven and the earth, and everything between them, in vain. Such is the thinking of those who rejected. Therefore, woe to those who have rejected from the Fire.

28. Or shall We treat those who believe and do good works as We treat those who commit evil on earth? Or shall We treat the righteous as We treat the wicked?

29. A scripture that We have sent down to you, that is blessed, so that they may reflect upon its verses, and so that the people of intelligence will take heed.

30. To David we granted Solomon, a good and obedient servant.

31. When, during early twilight, well trained horses were displayed before him.

32. He then said: “I enjoyed the good of materialism more than I enjoyed remembering my Lord, until it has become totally dark.”

33. “Send them back.” He then rubbed their legs and necks.

34. And We tested Solomon by placing a dead body on his throne, but he then repented.

35. He said: “My Lord, forgive me, and grant me a kingship never attained by anyone else. You are the Grantor.”

36. So, We committed the wind to run by his command, raining gently where he directed it.

37. And the devils, building and diving.

38. Others were placed at his disposal.

39. “This is Our provision to you. You may give generously, or withhold, without limits.”

40. And he has deserved a near position with Us, and a wonderful abode.

41. And recall Our servant Job, when he called upon his Lord: “The devil has afflicted me with an illness and pain.”

42. “Strike the ground with your foot, here is a cold spring to wash with and to drink.”

43. And We restored his family for him along with a group like them, as a mercy from Us; and a reminder for those who possess intelligence.

44. “And take in your hand a bundle and strike with it, and do not break your oath.” We found him steadfast. What a good servant! He was repentant.

45. And recall Our servants Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. They were resourceful, and with vision.

46. We bestowed upon them the awareness of the Hereafter.

47. And they are with Us of the chosen, the best.

48. And recall Ismail, Elisha, and Ezekiel; all are among the best.

49. This is a reminder, and the righteous will have a wonderful abode.

50. The gardens of Eden will open up their gates for them.

51. Relaxing therein, they will be given many kinds of fruits and drinks.

52. They will have wonderful spouses.

53. This is what you have been promised on the Day of Reckoning.

54. Such is Our provisions, it does not run out.

55. This is so, and for the transgressors is a miserable destiny.

56. Hell is where they burn. What a miserable abode!

57. This is so, and let them taste a boiling drink and bitter food.

58. And much more of the same kind.

59. And here is another group to be thrown into Hell with you. There is no welcome for them? They shall burn in the Fire.

60. They said: “No, they are not welcomed. You are the ones who preceded us and misled us. Therefore, suffer this miserable end.”

61. They will say: “Our Lord, whoever brought this upon us, then double their retribution in the Fire!”

62. And they will say: “Why do we not see people we used to count among the wicked?”

63. “Have we mocked them wrongly, or have our eyes failed to find them?”

64. Surely, this is in truth the feuding of the people of Hell.

65. Say: “I am but a warner; and there is no other god beside God, the One, the Supreme.”

66. “The Lord of the heavens and the earth, and everything between them; the Noble, the Forgiving.”

67. Say: “This is the awesome news.”

68. “From which you turn away.”

69. “I had no knowledge about the High Leadership when they feuded.”

70. “I am inspired that I am a clear warner.”

71. When your Lord said to the Angels: “I am creating a human being from clay.”

72. “So when I have designed him, and breathed from My spirit into him, then you shall submit to him.”

73. The Angels submitted, all of them,

74. Except Satan; he refused, and was one of the rejecters.

75. He said: “O Satan, what prevented you from submitting to what I have created with My hands? Are you too arrogant? Or are you on of those exalted?”

76. He said: “I am better than he; You created me from fire, and created him from clay.”

77. He said: “Therefore exit from it, you are outcast.”

78. “And My curse will be upon you until the Day of Judgment.”

79. He said: “My Lord, grant me leave till the day they are resurrected.”

80. He said: “You are granted.”

81. “Until the appointed day.”

82. He said: “By Your majesty, I will send them all astray.”

83. “Except for Your servants who are devoted.”

84. He said: “This is the truth, and the truth is what I say”

85. “That I will fill Hell with you and all those who follow you.”

86. Say: “I do not ask you for any wage, nor am I an impostor.”

87. “It is but a reminder for the worlds.”

88. “And you will come to know its news after awhile.”

Chapter-39

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. The revelation of the scripture, from God, the Noble, the Wise.

2. We have sent down to you the scripture with truth, so serve God while devoting the system to Him.

3. Absolutely, to God is the devoted system. And those who set up allies beside Him say: “We only serve them so that they may bring us closer to God.” God will judge between them regarding their disputes. Surely, God does not guide him who is a liar, a rejecter.

4. Had God wished to take a son, He could have chosen whom He pleased from among his creation. Be He glorified; He is God, the One, the Supreme.

5. He created the heavens and the earth with truth. He rolls the night over the day, and He rolls the day over the night. And He committed the sun and the moon, each running for an appointed term. Absolutely, He is the Noble, the Forgiving.

6. He created you from one person, then He made from it its mate. And He sent down to you eight pairs of the livestock. He creates you in your mothers’ bellies, a creation after a creation in three darkness’s. Such is God your Lord. To Him belongs the sovereignty. There is no god besides Him. How then do you deviate?

7. If you reject, then God does not need anyone. And He dislikes disbelief for His servants. And if you are appreciative, then He is pleased for you. And none shall bear the burdens of another. Then to your Lord is your return, and He will inform you of everything you had done. He is fully aware of what is inside the chests.

8. And when the human being is afflicted with adversity, he implores his Lord, sincerely devoted to Him. But then, when He grants him a blessing from Him, he forgets his previous imploring, and sets up equals with God, in order to mislead others from His path. Say: “Enjoy your disbelief for a while; for you are of the dwellers of the Fire.”

9. The one who is meditating in the night, submitting and standing, fearing the Hereafter, and seeking the mercy of their Lord. Say: “Are those who know equal to those who do not know?” Only those who possess intelligence will take heed.

10. Say: “O My servants who believed, you be aware of your Lord.” For those who worked righteousness in this world, a good reward. God’s earth is spacious, and those who steadfastly persevere will receive their recompense generously, without reckoning.

11. Say: “I have been commanded to serve God, devoting the system to Him.”

12. “And I was commanded to be the first of those who surrender.”

13. Say: “I fear, if I disobeyed my Lord, the retribution of a great day.”

14. Say: “God is the One I serve, devoting my system to Him.”

15. “Therefore, serve whatever you wish beside Him.” Say: “The losers are those who lose their souls, and their families, on the Day of Resurrection. Most certainly, this is the real loss.”

16. They will have coverings of fire above them and below them. God thus frightens His servants with it: “O My servants, you shall reverence Me.”

17. And for those who avoid to serve all evil, and turn to God in repentance, for them are glad tidings. So give the good news to My servants.

18. Those who listen to what is being said, then follow the best of it. These are the ones whom God has guided, and these are the ones who possess intelligence.

19. With regard to those who have deserved the retribution, can you save those who are already in the Fire?

20. But those who reverence their Lord, they will have dwellings constructed in floors, with rivers flowing beneath them. This is God’s promise, and God does not break the promise.

21. Do you not see that God sends down water from the sky, and causes it to become streams under the earth, then He produces with it plants of various colors, then they grow until they turn yellow, then He turns them lifeless? This should be a reminder for those who possess intelligence.

22. If one opens his chest to surrender, then he will be on a light from his Lord. So woe to those whose hearts are hardened against remembering God. They have gone far astray.

23. God has sent down the best narration, a scripture that is similar in two ways. The skins of those who reverence their Lord shiver from it, then their skins and their hearts soften up to the remembrance of God. Such is God’s guidance; He guides with it whoever He wills. And for whomever God misguides, then none can guide him.

24. What is better than saving one’s face from the terrible retribution on the Day of Resurrection? The transgressors will be told: “Taste the consequences of what you earned.”

25. Those before them have denied, and consequently, the retribution came to them from where they never expected.

26. So God made them taste the humiliation in this worldly life, and the retribution in the Hereafter will be far worse, if they only knew.

27. We have cited for the people every kind of example in this Quran, that they may take heed.

28. A Quran in Arabic, without any crookedness, that they may be righteous.

29. God cites the example of a man who has disputing associates, and a man who has given to dealing with only one man. Are they the same? Praise be to God; most of them do not know.

30. You will die, and they will die.

31. Then on the Day of Resurrection, before your Lord, you will feud.

32. Who then is more wicked than one who lies about God, and denies the truth when it comes to him? Is there no abode in Hell for the rejecters?

33. As for those who bring the truth, and believe therein, they are the righteous.

34. They shall have what they wish at their Lord. Such is the reward for the good doers.

35. So that God may cancel for them the worst that they did, and so that He may recompense them their reward for the best of what they used to do.

36. Is God not enough for His servant? And they frighten you with others beside Him. And whomever God sends astray, for him there will be no guide.

37. And whomever God guides, for him there will be none that can mislead. Is God not Noble, Vengeful?

38. And if you ask them: “Who created the heavens and the earth?”, they will say: “God.” Say: “Do you see all that you call on besides God? If God wanted any harm for me, can they alleviate His harm? Or if He wanted a mercy for me, can they hold back his mercy?” Say: “God is sufficient for me; in Him those who trust shall put their trust.”

39. Say: “O my people, work according to your way, and I will work. You will surely find out.”

40. “To whom will come the humiliating retribution, and on whom descends the eternal retribution.”

41. We have sent down to you the scripture for the people with truth. Then, whoever is guided is guided for himself, and whoever goes astray goes astray to his own detriment. You are not a keeper over them.

42. God takes the souls when they die and during their sleep. He then keeps those that have been overtaken by death, and He sends the others until a predetermined time. In that are signs for a people who will think.

43. Or have they taken intercessors besides God? Say: “What if they do not possess any power, nor understanding?”

44. Say: “To God belong all intercessions.” To Him belongs the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth, then to Him you will be returned.

45. And if God Alone is mentioned, the hearts of those who do not believe in the Hereafter become disgusted. But when others are mentioned beside Him, they rejoice!

46. Say: “O God, Initiator of the heavens and the earth, Knower of the unseen and the seen, You will judge between Your servants regarding their disputes.”

47. And if those who transgressed owned everything on earth, and its equivalent again with it, they would ransom it to avoid the terrible retribution on the Day of Resurrection. They will be shown by God what they did not expect.

48. And the sinful works they had earned will be shown to them, and they will be surrounded by that which they used to mock!

49. So when the human is touched by adversity, he implores Us, then when We bestow a blessing upon him, he says: “I attained this because of knowledge I had!” Indeed, it is a test, but most of them do not know.

50. Those before them have said the same thing, yet what they earned did not help them in the least.

51. So, they suffered the evil of what they had earned. And those who transgressed from among these here will suffer the evil of what they earned; they cannot escape.

52. Do they not realise that God spreads the provision for whomever He chooses, and withholds? In that are signs for a people who believe.

53. Say: “O My servants who transgressed against themselves, do not despair of God’s mercy. For God forgives all sins. He is the Forgiver, the Merciful.”

54. And repent to your Lord, and surrender to Him, before the retribution comes to you. Then you cannot be helped.

55. And follow the best of what has been sent down to you from your Lord, before the retribution comes to you suddenly when you least expect it.

56. Lest a soul will say: “How sorry I am for disregarding God’s path; and I was certainly one of those who mocked.”

57. Or say: “Had God guided me, I would have been among the righteous.”

58. Or say, when it sees the retribution: “If only I could have another chance, I would be among the good doers.”

59. Yes indeed, My revelations came to you, but you denied them and turned arrogant, and became a disbeliever.

60. And on the Day of Resurrection you will see those who lied about God their faces will be blackened. Is there not an abode in Hell for the arrogant ones?

61. And God will save those who were righteous as their reward. No harm will touch them, nor will they grieve.

62. God is the Creator of all things, and He is Guardian over all things.

63. To Him belongs the possessions of the heavens and the earth. And those who disbelieve in God’s revelations, they are the losers.

64. Say: “Do you order me to serve other than God, O you ignorant ones?”

65. And He has inspired to you and to those before you, that if you set up partners, He will nullify all your work, and you will be of the losers.

66. Therefore, you shall serve God, and be among the appreciative.

67. And they have not given God His true worth. The whole earth is within His fist on the Day of Resurrection, and the heavens will be folded in His right hand. Be He glorified; He is much too high above what they set up.

68. And the horn will be blown, whereupon everyone in the heavens and the earth will be struck unconscious, except those spared by God. Then it will be blown another time, whereupon they will all rise up, looking.

69. And the earth will shine with the light of its Lord, and the record will be proclaimed, and the prophets and the witnesses will be brought forth; and it will then be judged between them with truth, and they will not be wronged.

70. And every soul will be paid for whatever it did, for He is fully aware of everything they have done.

71. And those who rejected will be driven to Hell in groups. When they reach it, and its gates are opened, its guards will say to them: “Did you not receive messengers from among you, who recited to you the revelations of your Lord, and warned you about meeting this day?” They will answer: “Indeed, but the promise of retribution was destined to be upon the rejecters.”

72. It will be said: “Enter the gates of Hell, wherein you abide forever. What a miserable destiny for the arrogant.”

73. And those who reverenced their Lord will be driven to Paradise in groups. When they reach it, and its gates are opened, its guards will say to them: “Peace be upon you. You have done well, so enter to abide herein forever.”

74. And they will say: “Praise be to God who has fulfilled His promise to us, and He made us inherit the earth, enjoying Paradise as we please. What a beautiful recompense for the workers!”

75. And you will see the Angels surrounding the throne, glorifying the praise of their Lord. And it will be judged between them with truth, and it will be said: “Praise be to God, Lord of the worlds”

Chapter-40

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. H. M.

2. The revelation of the scripture is from God, the Noble, the Knowledgeable.

3. Forgiver of sins, and acceptor of repentance, severe in retribution, with reach. There is no other god beside Him. To Him is the ultimate destiny.

4. None dispute in God’s revelations except those who have disbelieved. So do not be impressed by their influence through the land.

5. Denial had come before them from the people of Noah and the confederates after them, and every nation schemed against their messenger to seize him, and they disputed by means of falsehood to defeat with it the truth. Consequently, I took them; so how was My punishment!

6. And as such, the word of your Lord has come to pass upon those who rejected, that they are the dwellers of the Fire.

7. Those who carry the throne and all those around it glorify the praise of their Lord, and believe in Him, and they seek forgiveness for those who have believed: “Our Lord, you encompass all things with mercy and knowledge, so forgive those who repented and followed your path, and spare them the agony of Hell.”

8. “Our Lord, and admit them into the gardens of Eden which You had promised for them and for those who did good of their fathers, their spouses, and their progeny. You are the Noble, the Wise.”

9. “And protect them from the sins. And whomever You protect from the sins, on that day, You have granted him mercy. And this is the greatest triumph.”

10. Those who had rejected will be told: “God’s abhorrence towards you is greater than your abhorrence towards yourselves, for you were invited to believe, but you chose to reject.”

11. They will say: “Our Lord, you have made us die twice, and You have given us life twice. Now we have confessed our sins. Is there any way out of this path?”

12. This is because when God Alone was mentioned, you rejected, but when partners were associated with Him, you believed. Therefore, the judgment is for God, the Most High, the Great.

13. He is the One who shows you His signs, and He sends down to you provisions from the sky. But none care to remember except those who repent.

14. Therefore, call on God while being pure to His system, even if the rejecters dislike it.

15. Possessor of the highest ranks, the owner of the Throne. He sends the Angels with His command upon whom He wills from among His servants, that he may warn of the Day of Summoning.

16. The day when they will be exposed. None of them will hide anything from God. To whom is the sovereignty on this day? To God, the One, the Supreme.

17. Today, every soul will be requited for what it had earned. There will be no injustice today. Surely, God is swift in reckoning.

18. And warn them of the imminent day, when the hearts will reach the throats, and many will be remorseful. The transgressors will have no friend nor intercessor to be obeyed.

19. He knows what the eyes cannot see, and all that the chests conceal.

20. And God judges with the truth, while those they call on besides Him do not judge with anything! Surely, God is the Hearer, the Seer.

21. Have they not roamed the earth and noted what was the consequence of those who were before them? They used to be stronger than they, and had built more in the land. But God seized them for their sins, and they had no protector against God.

22. That is because their messengers used to come to them with proofs, but they rejected. Thus God seized them; for He is Mighty, severe in punishment.

23. And We Had sent Moses with Our signs, and a clear authority.

24. To Pharaoh, Haamaan, and Qaaroon. But they said: “A lying magician!”

25. Then, when the truth came to them from Us, they said: “Kill the children of those who believed with him, and rape their women.” But the scheming of the rejecters is always in error.

26. And Pharaoh said: “Leave me to kill Moses, and let him call upon his Lord. I fear that he may change your system, or that he will cause evil to spread throughout the land.”

27. And Moses said: “I seek refuge in my Lord and your Lord from every arrogant one who does not believe in the Day of Reckoning”

28. And a believing man from among Pharaoh’s people, who was concealing his belief, said: “Will you kill a man simply for saying: ‘My Lord is God’, and he has come to you with proofs from your Lord? And if he is a liar, then his lie will be upon him, and if he is truthful, then some of what he is promising you will afflict you. Surely, God does not guide any transgressor, liar.”

29. “O my people, you have the kingship today throughout the land. But then who will save us against God’s torment, should it come to us?” Pharaoh said: “I am showing you that which I see, and I guiding you in the right path.”

30. And the one who believed said: “O my people, I fear for you the same fate as on the day of the confederates.”

31. “Like the fate of the people of Noah, ‘Aad, and Thamud, and those after them. And God does not wish any injustice for the servant.”

32. “And, O my people, I fear for you the day of blaming.”

33. “A day when you will turn around and flee, you will have no protector besides God, and whomever God sends astray, none can guide him.”

34. “And Joseph had come to you before with proofs, but you remained in doubt regarding what he came to you with. Then, when he died, you said: “God will not send any messenger after him.” It is such that God sends astray he who is a transgressor, doubtful.”

35. Those who dispute about God’s signs without any authority that has come to them, it is greatly abhorred with God and with those who believe. God thus seals the hearts of every arrogant tyrant.

36. And Pharaoh said: “O Haamaan, build for me a high platform that I may uncover the secrets.”

37. “The secrets of the heavens, and that I can take a look at the god of Moses, although I think he is a liar.” Thus the evil works of Pharaoh were made to appear correct to him, and he was blocked from the path. And Pharaoh’s scheming brought nothing but regret.

38. And the one who believed said: “O my people, follow me, and I will guide you to the right way.”

39. “O my people, this worldly life is but an enjoyment, while the Hereafter is the permanent abode.”

40. “Whosoever does an evil deed, he will not be requited except for its equivalent, and whosoever does good, whether male or female and is a believer, then those will be admitted to Paradise, where they will receive provision without limit.”

41. “And, O my people, why is it that I invite you to salvation, while you invite me to the Fire!”

42. “You invite me to reject God, and place partners beside Him that I have no knowledge of, and I am inviting you to the Noble, the Forgiver.”

43. “There is no doubt that what you invite me to do has no basis in this world, nor in the Hereafter. And our ultimate return will be to God, and that the transgressors will be the dwellers if the Fire.”

44. “You will come to remember what I am telling you, and I leave my affair in this matter to God; God is the Seer of the servants.”

45. So God protected him from the evil of what they schemed, while the people of Pharaoh have incurred the worst retribution.

46. The Fire, which they will be shown morning and night, and on the day when the hour is established: “Admit the people of Pharaoh into the most severe of the retribution.”

47. And when they argue in Hell, the weak will say to those who were arrogant: “We used to be your followers, can you take from us any portion of the Fire?”

48. Those who were arrogant will say: “We are all in it together, for God has passed judgment upon the servants.”

49. And those who are in Fire will say to the guardians of Hell: “Call upon your Lord to reduce for us the retribution, by just one day!”

50. They will say: “Did not your messengers come to you with proofs?” They will reply: “Yes.” They will say: “Then call out, for the call of the rejecters is nothing but in vain.”

51. We will indeed grant victory to Our messengers and to those who believed in the worldly life, and on the day when the witnesses will rise.

52. A day when excuses will be of no help to the transgressors, and they will be cursed, and they will have the worst abode.

53. And We have given Moses the guidance, and We made the Children of Israel inherit the scripture.

54. A guide and a reminder for those who possess intelligence.

55. So be patient, for the promise of God is true, and seek forgiveness for your sin, and glorify and praise your Lord evening and morning.

56. Surely, those who dispute about God’s revelations without any authority given to them, there is nothing but arrogance in their chests, which they do not perceive. Therefore, seek refuge in God; He is the Hearer, the Seer.

57. The creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the creation of the humans, but most humans do not know.

58. And not equal are the blind and the seer; nor those who believe and do good works, and those who do evil. Little do you remember.

59. Surely the Hour is coming, there is no doubt in it, but most people do not believe.

60. And your Lord said: “Call on Me and I will respond to you.” Surely, those who are too arrogant to serve Me, they will enter Hell, forcibly.

61. God, it is He Who has made the night for you to reside in and the day to see in. Surely, God provides many blessings upon the people, but most people are not thankful.

62. That is God, your Lord, Creator of all things. There is no god except He, so why do you deviate?

63. Thus, those who used to deny God’s Revelations were deviated.

64. God is the One who made the earth habitable for you, and the sky as a structure, and He designed you, and Has perfected your design. And He provided you with good provisions. Such is God your Lord. Most Exalted is God, Lord of the worlds.

65. He is the Living; there is no god except He. So call on Him while making the system pure for Him. Praise be to God, Lord of the worlds.

66. Say: “I have been enjoined from serving those whom you are calling upon besides God, since the proofs have come to me from my Lord. And I have been commanded to surrender to the Lord of the worlds.”

67. He is the One who created you from dust, then from a drop, then from a hanging embryo, then He brings you out as a child, then He lets you reach your maturity, then you become old, and some of you may pass away before this, and so that you may reach an appointed term, in order that you may understand.

68. He is the One who gives life and causes death. And when He decides upon anything, He simply says to it: “Be” and it is.

69. Did you not see those who dispute about God’s revelations, how they have deviated?

70. Those who deny the scripture, and in what We have sent Our messengers with. Therefore, they will come to know.

71. When the collars will be around their necks and the chains will be used to drag them.

72. In the boiling water, then in the Fire they will be burned.

73. Then it will be said to them: “Where are those that you have set up as partners.”

74. “Beside God?” They will say: “They have abandoned us. No, we did not used to call on anything before!” Thus God leads the rejecters astray.

75. That was because of what you used to exult on earth without any right, and for what you used to rejoice.

76. Enter the gates of Hell, abiding therein. What a miserable abode for the arrogant ones.

77. So be patient, for the promise of God is true. Either We will show you some of what We have promised them, or We will make you die, then it is to Us that they will be returned.

78. And We have sent messengers before you. Some of them We mentioned to you, and some We did not mention to you. And it was not given to any messenger that he should bring a sign except by God’s leave. So, when God’s judgment is issued, the matter will be decided with the truth, and the followers of falsehood will be lost.

79. God is the One who made the livestock for you that you may ride on some of them, and some of them you eat.

80. And you have other benefits in them. And that you may reach by their means a desire that is in your chest. And on them and on the ships, you are carried.

81. And He shows you His signs. So which of God’s signs do you deny?

82. Have they not roamed the earth and noted the consequences for those who were before them? They used to be greater in number than them and mightier in strength, and they had built more in the land. Yet, all that they had earned could not avail them.

83. Then, when their messengers came to them with clear proofs, they were content with what they already had of the knowledge. And that which they ridiculed became their end.

84. So when they saw Our might, they said: “We believe in God Alone, and we reject all the partners we used to set up.”

85. But their belief then could not help them, once they saw Our might. Such is God’s way that has been established with His servants. And the rejecters were then utterly doomed.

Chapter-21

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. The judgment of mankind has come near, while they are turning away unaware.

2. When a reminder comes to them from their Lord that is new, they listen to it while playing.

3. Their hearts are preoccupied, and those who are wicked confer privately: “Is he not a human being like you? Would you accept this magic while you know?”

4. He said: “My Lord knows what is said in the heavens and in the earth, and He is the Hearer, the Knower.”

5. They said: “No, these are just bad dreams; no, he made it up; no, he is a poet. So let him bring us a sign like those who were sent before.”

6. None of the towns which We destroyed before them had believed. Will they believe?

7. And We did not send before you except men whom We inspired to. So ask the people of the remembrance if you do not know.

8. And We did not make for them bodies that do not need to eat, nor were they immortal.

9. Then We fulfilled the promise to them, so We saved them and whom We pleased, and We destroyed those who transgressed.

10. We have sent down to you a scripture in which is your remembrance. Do you not comprehend?

11. And how many a town have We destroyed because of its wrong doing, and We established after them a different people?

12. So it was that when they perceived Our power, they were running from it.

13. “Do not run, and come back to that which you were living lavishly in and your homes; so that you will be questioned.”

14. They said: “Woe to us, we have been wicked!”

15. So that remained as their cry until We took them all, and they became still.

16. And We did not create the heavens and the earth and what is between them for entertainment.

17. If We wanted to be amused, We could have done so from what is already with Us, if that is what We wished to do.

18. No, We cast with the truth upon the falsehood, so it disrupts it, and then it retreats. And woe to you for what you have described.

19. And to Him is whoever is in the heavens and in the earth. And those who are near Him are not too proud to serve Him, nor do they complain.

20. They glorify in the night and the day, they do not cease.

21. Or have they taken gods from the earth who can resurrect?

22. If there were gods in them except for God, then they would have been ruined. Glory be to God, the Lord of the throne from what they describe.

23. He is not questioned about what He does, while they will be questioned.

24. Or have they taken gods besides Him? Say: “Bring your proof. This is a reminder of those with me and a reminder of those before me.” But, most of them do not know the truth, so they turn away.

25. And We did not send any messenger before you except that We inspired him that: “There is no god but Me, so serve Me.”

26. And they said: “The Almighty has taken a son!” Be He glorified, they are but honoured servants.

27. They do not speak ahead of Him, and on His command they act.

28. He knows their present and their future, and they cannot intercede unless it is for those whom He is pleased with. And they stand in awe and reverence of Him.

29. And whoever of them says: “I am a god besides Him,” then that person We will punish with Hell. It is such that We punish the wicked.

30. Did those who reject not see that the heavens and the earth were one piece and We tore them apart? And that We made from the water everything that lives. Will they not believe?

31. And We made on the earth stabilizers so that it would not tumble with you, and We made in it wide paths that they may be guided.

32. And We made the sky a protective ceiling. And yet they are turning away from Our signs!

33. He is the One who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon, each swimming in an orbit.

34. And We did not give immortality to any human that came before you. If you are going to die, would they be immortal?

35. Every soul will taste death. And We burden you with evil and good as a test, and it is to Us that you will return.

36. And when those who reject see you, they take you for mockery: “Is this the one who speaks about your gods?” While in the remembrance of the Almighty they are rejecters!

37. Mankind has been created from haste. I will show you My signs, so do not be in a rush.

38. And they say: “When will this promise come to pass if you are truthful?”

39. If only those who reject knew, that they will not be able to ward off the Fire from their faces, nor from their backs, nor will they be helped.

40. No, it will come to them suddenly. And they will not be able to turn it away, nor will they be delayed.

41. And messengers before you have been mocked, but those who mocked were then surrounded by that which they were mocking!

42. Say: “Who can protect you during the night and the day from the Almighty?” No, they are turning away from the remembrance of their Lord.

43. Or do they have gods that will protect them from Us? They cannot help themselves, nor can they be protected from Us.

44. It was We who gave luxury to these and their fathers, until they grew old with age. Do they not see that We come to the land and make it shrink from its edges? Will they be able to win?

45. Say: “I am merely warning you with the inspiration.” But the deaf do not hear the call when they are being warned.

46. And if a breath of your Lord’s torment touches them, they will say: “Woe to us, we have been wicked!”

47. And We will place the scales of justice for the Day of Resurrection, so that no soul will be wronged in the least. Even if it was the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring it. And We are sufficient as a Reckoner.

48. And We had given Moses and Aaron the Criterion, a shining light, and reminder for the righteous.

49. Those who reverence their Lord even though He is unseen, and they are weary for the Hour.

50. And this is a blessed reminder which We have sent down. Will you be deniers of it?

51. And before that We gave Abraham his understanding, and We were aware of him.

52. As he said to his father and people: “What are these statues to which you are devoted?”

53. They said: “We found our fathers worshipping them.”

54. He said: “You and your fathers have been clearly misguided.”

55. They said: “Have you come to us with the truth, or are you simply playing?”

56. He said: “No, your Lord is the Lord if heavens and earth, the One who initiated them. And I bear witness to such.”

57. “And by God, I will scheme against your statues after you have gone away and given your backs.”

58. So he broke them into pieces except for the biggest of them, so that they may turn to him.

59. They said: “Who has done this to our gods? He is surely one of the wicked.”

60. They said: “We heard a young man mentioning them. He was called Abraham.”

61. They said: “Bring him before the eyes of the people so that they may be witness.”

62. They said: “Did you do this to our gods O Abraham?”

63. He said: “It was the biggest one of them here who did it, so ask them, if they do speak!”

64. So they turned and said to themselves: “It is indeed ourselves who have been wicked!”

65. Then they reverted to their old ideas: “You know that they do not speak!”

66. He said: “Do you serve besides God that which does not benefit you at all nor harm you?”

67. “I am fed-up of you and to what you serve besides God! Do you not comprehend?”

68. They said: “Burn him, and give victory to your gods if you will do anything.”

69. We said: “O fire, be cool and safe upon Abraham.”

70. And they wanted to harm him, but We made them the losers.

71. And We saved him and Lot to the land which We have blessed in for the worlds.

72. And We granted him Isaac and Jacob as a gift, and each of them We made a good doer.

73. And We made them leaders who guide by Our command, and We inspired them to do good work and establish the assembly and contribute towards betterment, and they were in service to Us.

74. And Lot, We gave him wisdom and knowledge, and We saved him from the town that used to do vile things. They were a people of evil, corrupt.

75. And We admitted him into Our mercy. He was of the good doers.

76. And Noah when he called out before that, thus We responded to him, and We saved him and his family from the great distress.

77. And We granted him victory against the people that denied Our revelations. They were a people of evil, so We drowned them all.

78. And David and Solomon, when they gave judgment in the case of the crop that was damaged by the sheep of the people, and We were witness to their judgment.

79. So We gave Solomon the correct understanding, and both of them We have given wisdom and knowledge. And We committed the mountains with David to praise as well as the birds. This is what We did.

80. And We taught him the making of armour for you to protect you from your enemy. Are you then thankful?

81. And to Solomon the gusting winds run by his command all the way to the land which We have blessed in. And We were aware of everything.

82. And from the devils are those who dive for him, and they perform other tasks, and We were guardian over them.

83. And Job when he called his Lord: “I have been inflicted with harm, and you are the Most Merciful!”

84. So We answered him, and We removed what was afflicting him, and We brought him back his family and others with them as a mercy from Us and a reminder to those who serve.

85. And Ishmael and Enoch and Isaiah, all of them were patient.

86. And We admitted them in Our mercy, they were of the good doers.

87. And Jonah, when he went off in anger, and he thought that We would not be able to take him. Then he called out in the darkness: “There is no god but You! Glory to You, I was of the wicked!”

88. So We responded to him and We saved him from distress. And it is such that We save the faithful.

89. And Zachariah when he called out to his Lord: “My Lord, do not leave me without an heir, and You are the best inheritor.”

90. So We responded to him, and We granted him John, and We cured his wife. They used to hasten to do good, and they would call to Us in joy and in fear. And to Us they were reverent.

91. And the one who protected her chastity, so We blew into her from Our Spirit, and We made her and her son a sign for the worlds.

92. This is your nation, one nation, and I am your Lord so serve Me.

93. And they disputed in the matter amongst themselves. Each of them will be returned to Us.

94. So whosoever does good work and he is a believer, then his efforts will not be rejected and We will record it for him.

95. It is forbidden for a town that We destroy that they return!

96. Until Gog and Magog is opened, and from every elevated place they will race forth.

97. And the promise of truth draws near. Then, when it is seen by the eyes of those who rejected: “Woe to us, we have been oblivious to this. Indeed, we were wicked!”

98. Both you and what you serve besides God shall be fuel for Hell; you will enter it.

99. If these were gods, then they would not have entered it! And all will abide therein.

100. They will be breathing heavily in it, and they will not hear anything while in it.

101. As for those who deserved good from Us, they will be removed far away from it.

102. They shall not hear the slightest sound from it, and they will be in what their soul desires abiding therein.

103. The great horror will not sadden them, and the Angels will receive them: “This is your day which you have been promised.”

104. On the day when We roll up the heavens like the scroll of a scripture is rolled up. As We initiated the first creation, so shall We return it. It is a promise of Ours that We will do this.

105. And We have written in the Psalms: “After the remembrance, that the earth will be inherited by my servants who do good.”

106. In this is a proclamation for people who serve.

107. And We have not sent you except as a mercy to the worlds.

108. Say: ”It is inspired to me that your god is but One god, so will you surrender to Him?”

109. So if they turn away, then say: “I have given you notice sufficiently, and I do not know if what you are promised is near or far.”

110. “He knows that which is spoken publicly and he knows that which you keep secret.”

111. “And for all I know, it may be a test for you and an enjoyment for a while.”

112. He said: “My Lord judge with truth. And our Lord, the Almighty, is sought for what you describe.”

Chapter-22

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. O mankind, be aware of your Lord, for the quaking of the hour is a terrible thing.

2. The day you see it, every nursing mother will leave her suckling child, and every pregnant one will miscarry, and you will see the people drunk while they are not drunk, but the retribution of God is most severe.

3. And from mankind are those who argue regarding God without knowledge, and he follows every rebellious devil.

4. It was decreed upon him that any who follow him, he will mislead him, and guide him to the retribution of Fire.

5. O mankind, if you are in doubt as to the resurrection, then We have created you from dirt, then from semen, then from a clot, then from a lump of flesh developed and undeveloped so that We make it clear to you. And We allow it in the wombs as We wish to an appointed time, then We bring you out a child, then you reach your maturity, and of you are those who are made to die, and of you are those who are sent to an old age where he will not be able to learn any new knowledge after what he already has. And you see the land still, but when We send down the water to it, it vibrates and grows, and it brings forth of every lovely pair.

6. That is because God is the truth, and He gives life to the dead, and He is capable of all things.

7. And the Hour is coming, there is no doubt in it, and God will resurrect those who are in the graves.

8. And from mankind are those who argue regarding God with no knowledge nor guidance nor enlightening scripture.

9. Bending his side to misguide from the path of God. He will have humiliation in the world and We will make him taste on the Day of Resurrection the retribution of burning.

10. That is for what your hands have brought forth, and God does not wrong the servants.

11. And from mankind are those who serve God on edge. So when good comes to him, he is content with it; and if an ordeal comes to him, he then turns on his face. He has lost this world and the Hereafter. Such is the clear loss.

12. He calls upon besides God what will not harm him and what will not benefit him. Such is the far straying.

13. He calls on those who harm him more than they benefit him. What a miserable patron, and what a miserable companion.

14. God admits those who believe and do good works to gardens with rivers flowing beneath them. God does as He wishes.

15. Whosoever thinks that God will not grant him victory in this world and the Hereafter, then let him extend his request to the heavens, then let him stop and see whether this action has removed his obstacles.

16. And as such, We have sent down clear revelations, and God guides whomever He wishes.

17. Those who believe, and the Jews, and the Sabians, and the Nazarenes, and the Majoos, and those who have set up partners; God will separate between them on the Day of Resurrection. For God is witness over all things.

18. Did you not see that to God submit what is in heavens and what is in earth? And the sun and the moon and the stars and the mountains and the trees and what moves, and many of mankind, and many who have deserved the retribution. And whoever God disgraces, then none can honour him. God does what He pleases.

19. Here are two opponents who have disputed regarding their Lord; as for those who rejected, outer garments made from fire are cut out for them, and boiling water is poured from above their heads.

20. It melts the inside of their stomachs and their skin.

21. And they will have hooked rods of iron.

22. Every time they want to escape the anguish, they are returned to it. Taste the retribution of the burning!

23. God will admit those who believe and do good works to gardens with rivers flowing beneath them, wherein they will be adorned with bracelets of gold and pearl, and their garments will be of silk.

24. And they are guided to the good sayings, and guided to the path of the Praiseworthy.

25. Those who have rejected and repel from the path of God and the restricted Temple that We have made for mankind, for the dweller or the visitor to it; and whoever inclines to evil action in it, We will let them taste a painful retribution.

26. And We have revealed to Abraham the location for the Shrine: “Do not set up anyone with Me, and purify My Shrine for those who visit and those who are resident, and those who yield and submit.”

27. And call out to mankind with the Pilgrimage, they will come to you walking and on every transport, they will come from every deep enclosure.

28. So that they may witness benefits for themselves and recall God’s name in the marked days over what He Has provided for them of the animal livestock. So eat from it and feed the needy and the poor.

29. Then let them complete their duties and fulfill their vows, and let them visit the ancient Shrine.

30. Thus, and whosoever honours God’s restrictions, then it is better for him with His Lord. And the livestock is made lawful for you except what is recited upon you. So avoid the foulness of idols and avoid saying false statements.

31. Monotheists to God, not setting up anything with Him. And whosoever sets-up partners with God, then it is as if he has fallen from the sky and the birds snatch him or the wind takes him to a place far off.

32. Thus, and whoever honours the symbols of God, then it is from the piety of the hearts.

33. In them are benefits to an appointed time, then their place is to the ancient Shrine.

34. And for every nation We have made a rite that they may mention God’s name over what He has provided for them of the animal livestock. So your god is One god, so to Him surrender and give good tidings to those who obey.

35. Those who, when God is mentioned, their hearts tremble, and they are patient to what befalls them, and they establish the assembly, and from what We provide them they spend.

36. And the animals used for offering, We have made them for you as symbols of God, in them is goodness for you. So mention God’s name upon them while they are whole, so once their body becomes still, then eat from them and give food to the poor and the needy. It was thus that We have made them in service to you, that you may be thankful.

37. Neither their meat nor their blood reaches God, but what reaches Him is the righteousness from you. It was thus that He made them in service to you, so that you may glorify God for what He has guided you to, and give news to the good doers.

38. God defends those who believe. God does not like any betrayer, rejecter.

39. It is permitted for those who have been persecuted to fight. And God is able to give them victory.

40. The ones who were driven out of their homes without justice, except that they said: “Our Lord is God!” And if it were not for mankind being pitted against one another, then many monasteries, synagogues, assemblies, and temples where the name of God is frequently mentioned would have been destroyed. God will give victory to those who support Him. God is Powerful, Noble.

41. Those whom if We allow them authority in the land, they establish the assembly, and they contribute towards betterment, and deter from evil. And to God is the conclusion of all matters.

42. And if they deny you, then denied also before them did the people of Noah and ‘Aad and Thamud.

43. And the people of Abraham and the people of Lot.

44. And the dwellers of Midian; and Moses was denied. So I granted respite to the rejecters then I took them, how then was My punishment?

45. So how many a town have We destroyed while it was doing wrong, so that it is lying in ruins with its wells abandoned, and empty castles.

46. Have they not roamed the land and had hearts with which to comprehend and ears with which to hear? No, it is not the sight which is blind, but it is the hearts that are in the chests that are blind.

47. And they seek you to hasten the retribution; and God will not break His promise. And a day with your Lord is like one thousand of your years.

48. And many a town I have given it respite while it was doing wrong, then I seized it! And to Me is the destiny.

49. Say: “O mankind, I am but a clear warner to you!”

50. As for those who believe and do good work, for them is a forgiveness and a great provision.

51. And those who strive to obstruct Our revelations, those are the dwellers of Hell.

52. And We did not send before you any messenger or prophet except that when he spoke, the devil also cast in his speech. God then overrides what the devil has cast, and God firms His revelations. And God is Knower, Wise.

53. That He may make what the devil has cast as a tests for those who have a disease in their hearts and those whose hearts are hardened. And the wicked are in a far away opposition.

54. And to let those who have been given knowledge know that it is the truth from your Lord, and they will believe in it, and their hearts will soften to it. And God will guide those who believe to a straight path.

55. And those who have rejected will remain to be in doubt from it until the Hour comes to them suddenly, or the retribution will come to them on a day which will stand still.

56. The sovereignty on that day is to God, He will judge between them. So as for those who have believed and did good works, they are in the gardens of paradise.

57. And those who rejected and disbelieved Our revelations, those will have a humiliating retribution.

58. And those who emigrated in the cause of God, then they were killed or died, God will provide them with a good provision, and God is the best of providers.

59. He will admit them an entrance that they will be pleased with, and God is Knowledgeable, Compassionate.

60. It is decreed that whoever retaliates with equal measure as was retaliated against him, then he was persecuted for this, God will give him victory. God is Pardoning, Forgiving.

61. That is because God merges the night in the day, and He merges the day in the night. And God is Hearer, Seer.

62. That is because God is the truth, and what they call on besides him is falsehood. And God is the High, the Great.

63. Did you not see that God sends down water from the sky, and then the land becomes green? God is compassionate, Expert.

64. To Him is what is in the heavens and what is in the earth. And God is the Rich, the Praiseworthy.

65. Did you not see that God commits to you what is in the land, and the ships which sail in the sea by His leave? And He holds the sky so that it would not fall upon the land except by His leave. Indeed, God is Kind towards mankind, Merciful.

66. He is the One who gave you life, then he makes you die, then he gives you life. But mankind is always rejecting!

67. For every nation We have made rites which they will fulfill. So do not let the matter fall into dispute. And call upon your Lord, for you are on a guidance which is straight.

68. And if they argue with you, then say: “God is fully aware of what you do.”

69. “God will judge between you on the Day of Resurrection in what you dispute therein.”

70. Did you not know that God knows what is in the heavens and the earth? All is in a record. All that for God is easy.

71. And they serve besides God what He did not send any authority upon and what they have no knowledge of. And the wicked will not have any helper.

72. And if Our clear revelations are recited to them, you see hatred in the faces of those who have rejected. They are nearly close to attacking those who are reciting to them Our revelations! Say: “Shall I inform you of what is worse than this? The Fire, which God has promised to those who have rejected. What a miserable destiny!”

73. O mankind, an example is being cited so listen to it: those you call upon besides God will not create a fly even if they all gathered to do so. And if the fly steals anything from them, they will not be able to return it from him. Weak is both the seeker and the sought!

74. They have truly underestimated God’s power. God is Powerful, Noble.

75. God chooses messengers from amongst the Angels and from amongst mankind. God is Hearer, Seer.

76. He knows their present and their future. And to God all matters are returned.

77. O you who believe, yield and submit and serve your Lord and do good that you may succeed.

78. And strive in the cause of God its truly deserved striving. He is the One who has chosen you, and He has made no hardship for you in the system, the creed of your father Abraham; He is the One who named you ‘those who have surrendered’ from before as well as in this. So let the messenger be witness over you and you be witness over mankind. So establish the assembly and contribute towards betterment and hold tight to God, He is your patron. What an excellent Patron, and what an excellent Supporter.

Chapter-23

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. The believers are indeed successful.

2. Those who are humble in their assembly.

3. And they abstain from vain talk.

4. And they are active towards betterment.

5. And they cover their private parts.

6. Except around their mates, or those who are their dependants, they are free from blame.

7. But whosoever seeks anything beyond this, then those are the transgressors.

8. And those who are true to what they have been entrusted and their pledges.

9. And those who are protective over their assemblies.

10. These are the inheritors.

11. The ones who shall inherit Paradise, in it they will abide.

12. We have created mankind from a structure derived from mud.

13. Then We made him a drop in a safe lodging.

14. Then We created the semen into a clot, then We created the clot into a lump, then We created the lump into bone, then We covered the bone with flesh, then We brought forth a new creation. So glory be to God, the best of creators.

15. Then after that, you will die.

16. Then you will be resurrected on the Day of Resurrection.

17. And We have created above you seven paths, and We were never unaware of the creations.

18. And We sent down from the sky water in due measure, then We let it reside in the land, and We are capable of taking it away.

19. So We brought forth for you gardens of palm trees and grapes, for which you will find many fruits and from it you will eat.

20. And a tree which emerges from the mount of Sinai, it grows oil and is a relish for those who eat.

21. And in the livestock are lessons for you. We give you to drink from what is in its bellies, and you have many other benefits from them, and of them you eat.

22. And on them and on the ships you are carried.

23. And We have sent Noah to his people, so he said: “O my people, serve God, you have no other god besides Him. Will you not take heed?”

24. But the leaders who rejected from his people said: “What is this but a human like you? He wants to make himself better than you! And if it was indeed God’s will, He would have sent down Angels. We did not hear such a thing among our fathers of old.”

25. “He is no more than a man who has madness in him. So keep watch on him for a while.”

26. He said: “My Lord, grant me victory for what they denied me.”

27. So We inspired him: “Construct the Ship under Our eyes and Our inspiration. Then, when Our command comes and the volcano erupts, then you shall take on the Ship two from every pair and your family, except for those of them upon whom the word has come. And do not address Me regarding those who have done wrong, for they will be drowned.”

28. So when you and those who are with you have embarked on the ship, then say: “All praise is due to God who has saved us from the wicked people.”

29. And say: “My Lord, cause me to embark upon a blessed place, for You are the best for those who embark.”

30. In this are signs, and We will always test.

31. Then We raised after them a different generation.

32. So We sent a messenger to them from amongst them: “Serve God, you have no other god besides Him. Will you not take heed?”

33. And the leaders from amongst his people who rejected and denied the meeting of the Hereafter; and We indulged them in this worldly life said: “What is this but a human like you? He eats from what you eat and he drinks from what you drink.”

34. “And if you obey a human like you, then you are will indeed be losers.”

35. “Does he promise you that if you die and become dust and bones that you will be brought out?”

36. “Far fetched is what you are being promised.”

37. “There is nothing but our worldly life, we die and we live, and we will not be resurrected.”

38. “He is but a man who has invented a lie against God, and we will not believe in him.”

39. He said: “My Lord, grant me victory for what they denied me.”

40. He said: “In a little while they will be in regret.”

41. So the scream took them with justice, and We made them as dead plants. So away with the wicked people.

42. Then We raised after them different generations.

43. No nation can hasten its appointed time, nor can it delay.

44. Then We sent Our messengers in succession. Every time there came to a nation their messenger, they denied him. So We made them follow one another, and We made them history. So away with a people who do not believe!

45. Then We sent Moses and his brother Aaron with Our signs and a clear authority.

46. To Pharaoh and his leaders. But they became arrogant, for they were a high and mighty people.

47. So they said: “Shall we believe to two humans like us, while their people are in service to us?”

48. So they denied them, and they became of those who were destroyed.

49. And We have given Moses the Scripture, so that they may be guided.

50. And We made the son of Mary and his mother a sign, and We gave them refuge on high ground, a place for resting and with a flowing stream.

51. “O messengers, eat from what is good, and do righteous work. I am aware of what you do.”

52. “And this is your nation, one nation, and I am your Lord so be aware.”

53. But the affair was disputed between them into pieces. Every group happy with what it had.

54. So leave them in their error until a time.

55. Do they not think why We are extending them with wealth and children?

56. We are quick to give them the good things. But they do not perceive.

57. As for those who are in reverence from the awe of their Lord.

58. And they believe in the revelations of their Lord.

59. And they do not set up anything with their Lord.

60. And they give of what they were given, and they hearts full of reverence that they will return to their Lord.

61. These are the ones who race in doing good, and they are the first to it.

62. And We do not burden a soul except with what it can bare. And We have a record that speaks with the truth, they will not be wronged.

63. No, their hearts are covered from this! And they have deeds besides this which they are doing.

64. Until We take their carefree people with the retribution, then they will shout for help.

65. Do not shout for help today, for you will not be helped against Us.

66. My revelations were recited to you, but you used to turn back on your heels.

67. You were too proud from it, talking evil about it; and you defiantly disregarded him.

68. Did they not ponder the words, or has what come to them not come to their fathers of old?

69. Or did they not know their messenger? For they are in denial of him.

70. Or do they say that there is a madness in him? No, he has come to them with the truth, but most of them are hateful of the truth.

71. And if the truth were to follow their desires, then the heavens and earth and all who are in them would have been corrupted. No, We have come to them with their reminder, but from their reminder they are turning away.

72. Or do you ask them for a wage? The wage of your Lord is best, and He is the best of providers.

73. And you are inviting them to a Straight Path.

74. And those who do not believe in the Hereafter, they are deviating away from the path.

75. And if We were to have mercy on them and remove what distress was upon them, they would still return to persist in their transgression, wandering blindly.

76. And when We seized them with the punishment, they did not humble themselves to their Lord nor did they invoke Him.

77. Until We open for them a door of immense retribution, then they become in sorrow and despair.

78. And He is the One who established for you the hearing, and the sight, and the hearts. Little do you give thanks.

79. And He is the One who multiplied you on the earth, and to Him you will be returned.

80. And He is the One who gives life and brings death, and to Him is the alteration of the night and the day. Do you not comprehend?

81. No, they have said the same as what the people of old had said.

82. They said: “If we are dead and become dust and bones, will we then be resurrected?”

83. “We, as well as our fathers, have been promised this from before. This is nothing but the tales of the ancients.”

84. Say: “To whom is the earth and whosoever is in it if you know?”

85. They will say: “To God” Say: “Will you then not remember!”

86. Say: “Who is the Lord of the seven heavens and the Lord of the great throne?”

87. They will say: “To God.” Say: “Will you then not take heed?”

88. Say: “In whose hand is the sovereignty of all things, and He protects while there is no protector against Him, if you know?”

89. They will say: “To God.” Say: “Then why are you deceived?”

90. No, We have come to them with the truth, and they are truly liars.

91. God has not taken a son, nor is there with Him any god. If it were so, then every god would have taken what He created and they would have tried to overtake each other. God be glorified against what they describe!

92. The knower of the unseen and the seen. Be He exalted above what they set up.

93. Say: “My Lord, if only You would show me what they are promised.”

94. “My Lord, do not leave me amongst the wicked people.”

95. And We are able to show you what We promise them.

96. Pursue evil with that which is better. We are better aware of what they describe.

97. And say: “My Lord, I seek refuge with you from the whispers of the devils.”

98. “And I seek refuge with you O Lord that they should come near.”

99. Until death comes to one of them, he says: “My Lord, send me back.”

100. “So that I may do good in that which I have left behind.” No, it is but a word he is speaking. And there is a barrier to prevent them from going back until the day they are all resurrected.

101. So when the horn is blown, then there will be no kinship between them on that day, nor will they ask for one another.

102. So, those whose weight is heavy on the scales, then those are the successful ones.

103. And those whose weight is light on the scales, those are the ones who lost their souls, in Hell they will abide.

104. The Fire will scorch their faces, and in it their grin will be with displaced lips.

105. “Were My revelations not recited to you, then you denied them?”

106. They said: “Our Lord, our wickedness overcame us, and we were a misguided people.”

107. “Our Lord, bring us out of it, and if we return to this then we are wicked.”

108. He said: “Be humiliated therein and do not speak to Me.”

109. There was a groups from among My servants who used to say: “Our Lord, we have believed, so forgive us, and have mercy upon us, for you are the best of those who show mercy.”

110. But you mocked them, so much so that they made you forget My remembrance, and you used to laugh at them.

111. I have rewarded them today for their patience, they are indeed the winners.

112. Say: ”How long have you stayed on earth in terms of years?”

113. They said: “We remained for a day, or for part of a day. So ask those who kept count.”

114. He said: “You have remained for very little, if you knew.”

115. “Did you think that We have created you without purpose, and that you would not return to Us?”

116. So, exalted is God, the true King, there is no god but He, the Lord of the supreme throne.

117. And whosoever calls on another god with God when he has no proof for such, then his judgment is with his Lord. The rejecters will never succeed.

118. And say: “My Lord, forgive and have mercy, and you are the best of those who are merciful.”

Chapter-24

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. A chapter which We have sent down and imposed, and We have sent down in it clear revelations that you may remember.

2. The adulteress and the adulterer, you shall lash each of them one hundred lashes, and do not let any pity take you over God’s system if you believe in God and the last day. And let a group of the believers witness their punishment.

3. The adulterer will only marry an adulteress or one who is an idolatress. And the adulteress, she will only be married to an adulterer or an idolater. And this has been forbidden for the believers.

4. And those who accuse the independent women and they do not bring forth four witnesses, then you shall lash them eighty lashes and do not ever accept their testimony. Those indeed are the evildoers.

5. Except those who repent after this and do right, then God is Forgiving, Merciful.

6. And those who accuse their wives, but they have no witnesses except for themselves, then the testimony of one of them is to be equivalent to that of four witnesses if he is swearing by God that he is being truthful.

7. And the fifth shall be God’s curse upon him if he is one of those lying.

8. And the punishment will be averted from her if she testifies four times by God that he is of the liars.

9. And the fifth shall be that God’s curse is upon her if he is speaking the truth.

10. All this is from God’s favour upon you and His mercy. And God is Forgiving, Wise.

11. Those who have brought forth the accusation were a group amongst you. Do not think it is bad for you, for it is good for you. Every person amongst them will have what he deserves of the sin. And as for he who had the greatest portion of it, he will have a great retribution.

12. If only when you heard it the believing men and women should have thought good of their own selves and said: “This is an obvious lie!”

13. If only they had brought four witnesses to it. If they did not have the witnesses, then these with God are the liars.

14. And had it not been for God’s favour upon you and His mercy upon you in this world and the Hereafter, a great retribution would have touched you for what you have spoken.

15. For you have cast it with your tongues, and you say with your mouths what you have no knowledge of, and you think it is a minor issue, while with God it was great.

16. And when you heard it you said: “It was not right for us to speak of this. Glory to You, this is a great lie.”

17. God warns you not to repeat something similar to this ever, if you are believers.

18. And God clarifies for you the revelations; and God is Knower, Wise.

19. As for those who enjoy that immorality spreads amongst those who have believed, they will have a painful retribution in the world and the Hereafter. And God knows while you do not know.

20. And all this is from God’s favour upon you and His mercy. And God is Compassionate, Merciful.

21. O you who believe, do not follow the footsteps of the devil. And whosoever follows the footsteps of the devil should know that he advocates immorality and evil. And had in not been for God’s favour upon you and His mercy, not one of you would have ever been purified, but God purifies whom He wishes, and God is Hearer, Knower.

22. And let not those amongst you who have been blessed with abundance refuse to give to the relatives, and the needy, and those who have immigrated in the cause of God. Let them pardon and forgive. Would you not like God to forgive you? And God is Forgiving, Merciful.

23. Those who accuse the independent chaste believing women, they will be cursed in this world and the Hereafter, and they will have a painful retribution.

24. On the day when their tongues, and their hands, and their feet will bear witness against them for what they used to do.

25. On that day, God will pay them what they are owed in full, and they will know that God is the Truth Manifested.

26. The wicked women are for the wicked men, and the wicked men are for the wicked women, and the good women are for the good men, and the good men are for the good women. These people are innocent from what statements have been made, and for them is forgiveness and a generous provision.

27. O you who believe, do not enter any homes except your own unless you are invited and you greet the people in them. This is best for you, perhaps you will remember.

28. But, if you do not find anyone in them then do not enter until you are given permission. And if you are told to go back, then return for it is purer for you. And God is aware of what you do.

29. There is no sin upon you that you enter homes which are uninhabited if in them there are belongings of yours. And God knows what you reveal and what you conceal.

30. Tell the believing men to lower their gaze and keep covered their private parts, for that is purer for them. God is fully aware of what you do.

31. And tell the believing women to lower their gaze and keep covered their private parts, and that they should not show-off their beauty except what is apparent, and let them place their covers over their chests. And let them not show-off their beauty except to their husbands, or their fathers, or fathers of their husbands, or their sons, or the sons of their husbands, or their brothers, or the sons of their brothers, or the sons of their sisters, or their children that come after them, or those who are still their dependants, or the male servants who are without need, or the child who has not yet understood the composition of women. And let them not move their hips in a manner that reveals what they are keeping hidden of their beauty. And repent to God all of you believers that you may succeed.

32. And marry off those among you that are single, and the good from among your male and female servants. If they are poor, then God will grant them from His grace. And God is Encompassing, Knowledgeable.

33. And let those who are not able to marry continue to be chaste until God enriches them of His Bounty. And if those who are still dependants seek marriage, then marry them off if you find that they are ready And give them from the wealth of God which He has bestowed upon you. And do not force your daughters into marriage when they have desired independence, in order that you may make a gain in the goods of this worldly life. But if anyone compels them, then for their compulsion, God is Forgiving, Merciful.

34. And We have sent down to you clarifying revelations and an example of those who came before you and a lesson for the righteous.

35. God is the light of heavens and earth. The example of His light is as a concave mirror within a lamp, the lamp is within a glass, the glass is like a shining planet which is lit from a blessed olive tree that is neither of the east nor of the west, its oil nearly gives off light even if not touched by fire. Light upon light, God guides to His light whom He pleases. And God strikes the examples for mankind, and God is aware of all things.

36. In Temples that God has allowed to be raised and His name mentioned in them. He is glorified therein in the morning and the evening.

37. Men who are not distracted by trade or sale from the remembrance of God, and establishing the assembly, and contributing towards betterment. They fear a day when the hearts and sight will be overturned.

38. God will reward them for the best of what they did, and He will increase them from His grace. And God provides for whom He pleases without any price.

39. As for those who reject, their works are like a mirage in the desert. A thirsty person thinks it is water, until he reaches it, he finds it is nothing; and he finds God there and He pays him his due, and God is swift in judgment.

40. Or like the darkness in a deep ocean in the midst of violent waves, with waves upon waves and dark clouds. Darkness upon darkness, if he brings out his own hand, he could barely see it. And for whomever God does not make a light, he will have no light.

41. Do you not see that everything in the heavens and the earth glorifies God? Even the birds in formation, each knows its assembly and its glorification. And God is fully aware of everything they do.

42. And to God is the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth, and to God is the final destiny.

43. Do you not see that God drives the clouds, then He gathers them together, then He piles them upon each other, then you see the soft rain coming out of them? And He sends down hail from the sky from the mountains to afflict whomever He wills, and He diverts it from whomever He wills. The brightness of the snow almost blinds the eyes.

44. God rotates the night and the day. In that is a lesson for those who have insight.

45. And God created every moving creature from water. So some of them move on their bellies, and some walk on two legs, and some walk on four. God creates whatever He wills. God is capable of all things.

46. We have sent down to you clarifying revelations, and God guides whoever He wills to a straight path.

47. And they say: “We believe in God and in the messenger, and we obey,” but a group of them turn away after that. These are not believers.

48. And if they are invited to God and His messenger to judge between them, a party of them turn away.

49. However, if the judgment is in their favour, they come to it willingly with submission!

50. Is there a disease in their hearts, or are they doubtful? Or do they fear that God and His messenger would wrong them in the judgment? In fact, they are the wrong doers.

51. The utterance of the believers when they are invited to God and His messenger to judge in their affairs is to say: “We hear and obey.” These are the winners.

52. And whosoever obeys God and His messenger, and he fears God and is aware of Him, then these are the winners.

53. And they swear by God with their strongest oaths that if you would only command them they would mobilize. Say: “Do not swear, for obedience is an obligation. God is Expert over what you do.”

54. Say: “Obey God, and obey the messenger.” But if they turn away, then he is only responsible for his obligation, and you are responsible for your obligations. And if you obey him, you will be guided. The messenger is only required to deliver clearly.

55. God promises those among you who believe and do good works, that He will make them successors on earth, as He made successors of those before them, and He will enable for them their system which He has approved for them, and He will substitute security for them in place of fear, that they serve Me and do not associate anything with Me. And as for those who reject after that, they are the wicked.

56. And establish the assembly and contribute towards betterment, and obey the messenger, that you may attain mercy.

57. Do not think that those who disbelieve will remain in the land. Their abode is Hell. What a miserable destiny!

58. O you who believe, let those who are your dependants and have not yet attained puberty request your permission regarding three times: “Before the Dawn assembly, and during the noon-time when you put-off your outer garments, and after the Evening assembly.” These are three private times for you. Other than these times, it is not wrong for you or them to invite or visit others. God thus clarifies the revelations for you. And God is Knowledgeable, Wise.

59. And when the children among you reach puberty, then they must still seek both your permission like those who were before them did also. God thus clarifies His revelations for you. And God is Knowledgeable, Wise.

60. And the women who are past child bearing and who do not seek to get married have no sin upon them if they abandon their outer garments, provided they are not adorned for beauty. And if they remain as they were, then it is better for them. God is Hearer, Knower.

61. There is no blame upon the blind, nor is there any blame upon the crippled, nor is there any blame upon the ill, nor is there any blame upon yourselves, if you eat at your homes, or the homes of your fathers, or the homes of your mothers, or the homes of your brothers, or the homes of your sisters, or the homes of your uncles, or the homes of your aunts, or the homes of your mothers’ brothers, or the homes of your mothers’ sisters, or the homes that belong to you and you possess their keys, or the homes of your friends. You commit nothing wrong by eating together or as individuals. When you enter any home, you shall greet each other a greeting from God that is blessed and good. God thus explains the revelations for you that you may understand.

62. The believers are those who believe in God and His messenger, and when they are with him in a community meeting, they do not leave him without permission. Those who ask permission are the ones who do believe in God and His messenger. If they ask your permission, in order to tend to some of their affairs, you may grant permission to whomever you wish, and ask God to forgive them. God is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

63. Do not let the calling of the messenger between you be as if you are calling each other. God is fully aware of those among you who slip away under lame excuses. Let those who oppose his command beware, for an ordeal may strike them, or a severe retribution.

64. Certainly, to God belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. Surely, He knows what your condition is; and on the day when they are returned to Him, He will inform them of everything they had done. God is aware of all things.

Chapter-25

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. Blessed is the One who sent down the Statute Book to His servant, so he can be a warner to the world.

2. The One to whom belongs the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth, and He did not take a son, and He does not have any partner in the kingship. And He created everything and measured it precisely.

3. And they took besides Him gods that do not create anything and are themselves created! And they do not possess for themselves any harm or benefit, nor do they possess death or life, nor resurrection.

4. And those who rejected said: “This is but a falsehood that he invented and other people have helped him with it, for they have come with what is wrong and fabricated.”

5. And they said: “Tales of the people of old, he wrote them down while they were being dictated to him morning and night.”

6. Say: “It was sent down by the One who knows the secrets in the heavens and the earth. He is always Forgiving, Merciful.”

7. And they said: “What is with this messenger that he eats the food and walks in the market places? If only an Angel were sent down to him so that he would jointly be a warner.”

8. “Or that a treasure is given to him, or that he has a garden that he eats from.” And the wicked said: “You are but following a man bewitched!”

9. See how they stated the examples for you, for they have strayed, and they cannot find a path.

10. Blessed is the One who if He wishes can make for you better than that. Gardens with rivers flowing beneath them, and He will make for you palaces.

11. But they have denied the Hour, and We have prepared for those who deny the Hour a flaming fire.

12. When it sees them from a far place, they hear its raging and roaring.

13. And when they are cast into it from a tight place, in chains, they call out their remorse.

14. Do not call out one remorse today, but call out many remorses.

15. Say: “Is that better or the Garden of eternity that the righteous have been promised?” It is their reward and destiny.

16. In it they will have what they wish, eternally. It is upon your Lord an obligated promise.

17. And on the day when We gather them together with what they served besides God; then He will say: “Did you misguide My servants here, or did they stray from the path?”

18. They said: “Glory be to You, it was not for us to take besides You any allies; indeed You gave them and their fathers luxury until they forgot the remembrance, and they were a lost people.”

19. They have refuted what you said, so you will not find any excuse nor any victor. And whosoever has done wrong among you, We will let him taste a great retribution.

20. And We have not sent before you any messengers except that they ate the food and walked in the market places. And We have made some of you as a test for others to see if you will have patience. And your Lord was ever seeing.

21. And those who do not expect to meet Us said: “If only the Angels were sent down upon him, or that we see our Lord.” They have become arrogant in their souls, and they have produced a great blasphemy!

22. On the day they see the Angels, that is not good news for the criminals. And they will say: “Away to a room that is sealed off.”

23. And We turned to all the works that they did, and We made it dust in the wind.

24. The dwellers of Paradise on that day are in the best abode and the best destiny.

25. And on the day when the sky will be filled with clouds, and the Angels will be sent down in succession.

26. The true kingship on that day will be to the Almighty. And it is a day which will be very hard on the rejecters.

27. And that day the wrongdoer will bite on his hand and say: “I wish I had taken the path with the messenger!”

28. “Woe unto me, I wish I did not take so and so as a friend!”

29. “He has misguided me from the remembrance after it came to me. and the devil was always a betrayer of mankind!”

30. And the messenger said: “My Lord, my people have deserted this Quran.”

31. And it is such that We make for every prophet enemies from among the criminals. And your Lord suffices as a Guide and a Victor.

32. And those who rejected said: “If only the Quran was sent down to him in one go!” It was done as such so We could strengthen your heart with it, and We arranged it accordingly.

33. And for every example they come to you with, We bring you the truth and the best explanation.

34. Those who will be gathered to Hell on their faces, these are the most evil and the most strayed from the path.

35. And We gave Moses the Scripture and We made his brother Aaron a minister with him.

36. So We said: “Go both of you to the people who have denied Our signs.” So We destroyed them completely.

37. And the people of Noah, when they denied the messengers We drowned them, and We made them a sign for mankind. And We have prepared for the wicked a painful retribution.

38. And ‘Aad and Thamud and the dwellers of Arras, and many generations in between.

39. And for each We cited the examples, and each We annihilated completely.

40. And they have come upon the town that was showered with a miserable shower. Did they not see it? No, they do not expect any resurrection.

41. And if they see you they take you for a mockery: “Is this the one that God sent as a messenger?”

42. “He nearly diverted us from our gods had we not been patient for them.” They will learn when they see the retribution who is on a path most astray.

43. Have you seen the one who has taken his ego as his god? Will you be a caretaker over him?

44. Or do you think that most of them hear or understand? They are just like cattle. No, they are worse off.

45. Did you not see to your Lord how He casts the shadow? And if He wished, He could have made it still, then We would have made the sun as a guide to it.

46. Then We retract it to us a simple retraction.

47. And He is the One who made for you the night as a cover, and sleep for resting, and He made the day to move about in.

48. And He is the One who sent the winds as glad tidings between the hands of His mercy. And We sent down from the sky water which is pure.

49. So that We can revive a dead land with it and We give to drink to Our creation of many of livestock and mankind.

50. And We have distributed it among them so that they may remember, but most people refuse to be anything but rejecters.

51. And if We wish, We could send to every town a warner.

52. So do not obey the rejecters and strive against them with it in a great striving.

53. And He is the One who merges the two bodies of water. This is fresh and palatable and this is salty and bitter. And He made between them a partition and an inviolable barrier.

54. And He is the One who created humans from the water, so He made for him blood kin and mates. And your Lord is Capable.

55. And they serve besides God what does not benefit them nor harm them. And the rejecter is always set-against his Lord.

56. And We have not sent you except as a bearer of good news and a warner.

57. Say: “I have not asked you for a wage; only for whoever chooses to make a path to his Lord.”

58. And put your trust in the Eternal who does not die, and glorify His praise. It is enough for Him that He is expert in the sins of his servants.

59. The One who created the heavens and the earth and what is between them in six days, then He settled to the throne. The Almighty; so ask Him for He is Expert.

60. And if they are told: “Submit to the Almighty.” They say: “And what is the Almighty? Shall we submit to what you order us?” And it increases their aversion.

61. Blessed is the One who made towers in the sky and He made in it a lamp and a shining moon.

62. And He is the One who made the night and the day in succession, for those who wish to remember or wish to be thankful.

63. And the servants of the Almighty who walk on the earth in humility and if the ignorant speak to them, they say: “Peace.”

64. And those who stay awake for their Lord, submitting and standing.

65. And those who say: “Our Lord, avert from us the retribution of Hell. Its retribution was terrible.”

66. It is a miserable abode and dwelling.

67. And those who if they spend they do not exaggerate nor become stingy, but they are in a measure between that.

68. And those who do not call on any other god with God, nor do they kill the life that God has made forbidden except in justice, nor do they commit adultery; and whosoever does that will receive the punishment.

69. The retribution will be doubled for him on the Day of Judgment and he will abide in it eternally in disgrace.

70. Except for the one who repents and believes and does good work, for those God will replace their sins with good, and God is Forgiving, Merciful.

71. And whosoever repents and does good, then he shall repent towards God a true repentance.

72. And those who do not bear false witness, and if they pass by vein talk they pass by with dignity.

73. And those who when they are reminded of their Lord’s verses, they do not fall on them deaf and blind.

74. And those who say: “Our Lord, grant us from our mates and our progeny what will be the comfort of our eyes, and make us leaders of the righteous.”

75. These will be rewarded with a dwelling for what they have been patient for, and they will find in it a greeting and peace.

76. In it they will abide, what an excellent dwelling and position.

77. Say: “My Lord would not care about you except for your prayers. But you have denied, so it will be your destiny.”

Chapter-26

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. T’.S.M

2. These are the signs of the Scripture of clarity.

3. Perhaps you are grieving yourself that they do not become believers.

4. If We wish, We would send down for them from the heavens a sign, to which they would bend their necks in humility.

5. And not a reminder comes to them from the Almighty, except that they turn away from it.

6. They have denied, thus the news will come to them of what they used to ridicule.

7. Did they not look to the earth, how many plants We have raised in it from every good pair?

8. In that is a sign, but most of them are not believers.

9. And your Lord is the Noble, the Merciful.

10. And when your Lord called Moses: “Go to the people who are wicked.”

11. “The people of Pharaoh. Will they not be righteous?”

12. He said: “My Lord, I fear that they would deny me.”

13. “And my chest would become tight, and my tongue would not be able to express. So send for Aaron.”

14. “And they have charges of a crime against me, so I fear they will kill me.”

15. He said: “It will not be. Go both of you with Our signs. I am with you listening.”

16. “So both of you go to Pharaoh and say: “We are messengers of the Lord of the worlds”

17. “So send with us the Children of Israel””

18. He said: “Did we not raise you amongst us as a new born, and you stayed with us for many of your years?”

19. “And you did what deed you did, and you are of the rejecters.”

20. He said: “I did it, and I was of those misguided.”

21. “So I ran away from you all when I feared you. So my Lord granted me judgment, and made me of the messengers.”

22. “And that was a favour that you held against me, so you could continue to enslave the Children of Israel.”

23. Pharaoh said: “And what is the Lord of the worlds?”

24. He said: “The Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, if you are aware.”

25. He said to those around him: “Do you hear that?”

26. He said: “Your Lord and the Lord of your forefathers!”

27. He said: “This messenger of yours who has been sent to you is mad!”

28. He said: “The Lord of the east and the west, and what is between them, if you understand.”

29. He said: “If you take a god other than me, then I will put you among the prisoners.”

30. He said: “What if I brought you with proof?”

31. He said: “Then bring it forth if you are of the truthful ones.”

32. So he cast his staff, then it manifested into a serpent.

33. And he drew out his hand, then it became white to the onlookers.

34. He said to the leaders around: “This is a knowledgeable magician.”

35. “He wants to bring you out of your land with his magic. So what will you command?”

36. They said: “Delay him and his brother, and send people in the cities to gather.”

37. “They will come to you with every knowledgeable magician.”

38. So the magicians were gathered for an appointed day.

39. And it was said to the people: “You will also gather.”

40. “Perhaps we can follow the magicians if they are the winners.”

41. So when the magicians came, they said to Pharaoh: “We should be rewarded if we are the winners.”

42. He said: “Yes, and you shall also be closer to me.”

43. Moses said to them: “Cast down what it is you will cast.”

44. So they cast down their ropes and staffs and they said: “By the might of Pharaoh, we will be the winners.”

45. So Moses cast down his staff, then it was eating-up all that they showed!

46. So the magicians went down prostrating.

47. They said: “We believe in the lord of the worlds!”

48. “The Lord of Moses and Aaron.”

49. He said: “Have you believed to him before I permitted you? He is surely your great one who has taught you magic. So you shall come to know. I will cut your hands and feet from alternate sides, and I will crucify you all.”

50. They said: “There is no harm, for we are all returning to our Lord.”

51. “We hope that our Lord will forgive us our sins, as we are the first to believe.”

52. And We inspired Moses: “Take away My servants, for you will be followed.”

53. So Moses sent gatherers to the cities.

54. “These are but a small band.”

55. “And they have done what has enraged us.”

56. “And We are all assembled and forewarned.”

57. So, We evicted them out of gardens and springs.

58. And treasures and an honourable dwelling.

59. As such, We gave it to the Children of Israel.

60. So they pursued them at sunrise.

61. But when the two groups saw each other, the companions of Moses said: “We are caught!”

62. He said: “No, my Lord is with me and He will guide me.”

63. So We inspired to Moses: “Strike the sea with your staff.” So it split into two, each side like a great mountain.

64. And We then brought the others into this place.

65. And We saved Moses and all those with him.

66. Then We drowned the others.

67. In that is a sign, but most of them are not believers.

68. And your Lord is the Noble, the Merciful.

69. And recite to them the news of Abraham.

70. When he said to his father and his people: “What do you worship?”

71. They said: “We worship statues, thus we remain devoted to them.”

72. He said: “Do they hear you when you pray to them?”

73. “Or do they benefit you or harm you?”

74. They said: “No, but we found our fathers doing the same.”

75. He said: “Do you see that which you have been worshipping.”

76. “You and your fathers of old.”

77. “They are enemies to me, except for the Lord of the worlds.”

78. “The One who created me, He will guide me.”

79. “And He is the One who feeds me and gives me to drink.”

80. “And if I am sick, He is the One who cures me.”

81. “And the One who will make me die and then bring me to life.”

82. “And the One for whom I hope will forgive my faults on the Day of Judgment.”

83. “My Lord, grant me judgment and join me with the good doers.”

84. “And give me a tongue that is true for those who will follow.”

85. “And make me of the inheritors of the garden of paradise.”

86. “And forgive my father, for he was of those misguided.”

87. “And do not disgrace me on the day when they are resurrected.”

88. “The day when no money or children can help.”

89. “Except for he who comes to God with a pure heart.”

90. And Paradise was made near for the righteous.

91. And Hell was displayed for the wrongdoers.

92. And it was said to them: “Where is what you used to worship?”

93. “Without God, can they help you or help themselves?”

94. So they were thrown in it on their faces, them and the wrongdoers.

95. As well as all the soldiers of Satan.

96. They said, while they were disputing therein:

97. “By God, we were clearly misguided.”

98. “For we equated you with the Lord of the Words!”

99. “And none misled us except the criminals.”

100. “So we have none to intercede for us.”

101. “Nor a close friend.”

102. “If only we could have another chance, we would be among the believers.”

103. In that is a sign, but most of them are not believers.

104. And your Lord is the Noble, the Merciful.

105. The people of Noah disbelieved the messengers.

106. When their brother Noah said to them: “Will you not be righteous?”

107. “I am to you a trustworthy messenger.”

108. “So be aware of God and obey me.”

109. “And I do not ask you for a wage, for my reward is upon the Lord of the worlds.”

110. “So be aware of God and obey me.”

111. They said: “Shall we believe in you when the lowest type of people have followed you?”

112. He said: “And what knowledge do I have of what they used to do?”

113. “Their judgment is on my Lord, if you could know.”

114. “And I will not drive away the believers.”

115. “I am but a clear warner.”

116. They said: “If you do not cease, O Noah, you will be among those who are stoned.”

117. He said: “My Lord, my people have denied me!”

118. “So open between me and them a rift, and save me and those who are with me of the believers.”

119. So We saved him and those who were with him in the charged ship.

120. Then after that We drowned the rest.

121. In that is a sign, but most of them are not believers.

122. And your Lord is the Noble, the Merciful.

123. ‘Aad denied the messengers.

124. For their brother Hud said to them: “Will you not be righteous?”

125. “I am to you a clear messenger.”

126. “So be aware of God and obey me.”

127. “And I do not ask you for a wage, for my reward is upon God the Lord of the worlds.”

128. “Do you build on every high place a symbol in jest?”

129. “And you take for yourselves strongholds, perhaps you will live forever?”

130. “And if you attack, you strike ruthlessly?”

131. “So be aware of God and obey me.”

132. “And be aware of the One who provided you with what you know.”

133. “He provided you with livestock and shelters.”

134. “And gardens and springs.”

135. “I fear for you the retribution of a great day”

136. They said: “It is the same whether you preach or do not preach.”

137. “This is nothing but an invention by the people of old.”

138. “And we are not going to be punished.”

139. So they denied him, and We destroyed them. In that is a sign, but most are not believers.

140. And your Lord is the Noble, the Merciful.

141. Thamud denied the messengers.

142. For their brother Saleh said to them: “Will you not be righteous?”

143. “I am to you a clear messenger.”

144. “So be aware of God and obey me.”

145. “And I do not ask you for a wage, for my reward is upon God the Lord of the worlds.”

146. “Will you be left secure in that which you have here?”

147. “In gardens and springs.”

148. “And green crops and palm trees laden with fruit.”

149. “And you carve homes out of the mountains with great skill?”

150. “So be aware of God and obey me.”

151. “And do not obey the command of the carefree.”

152. “The ones who corrupt in the land and are not reformers.”

153. They said: “You are but one of those bewitched!”

154. “You are but a human being like us. So bring a sign if you are of the truthful ones.”

155. He said: “This is a female camel which will have to drink and you will drink on a specific day.”

156. “And do not afflict her with harm, else the retribution of a great day will seize you.”

157. But they slaughtered her, and they became regretful.

158. So the retribution took them. In that is a sign, but most of them are not believers.

159. And your Lord is the Noble, the Merciful.

160. The people of Lot denied the messengers.

161. For their brother Lot said to them: “Will you not be righteous?”

162. “I am to you a trustworthy messenger.”

163. “So be aware of God and obey me.”

164. “And I do not ask you for a wage for my reward is upon God the Lord of the worlds.”

165. “Do you approach the males of the worlds?”

166. “And you leave what your Lord has created for you of mates? You are an intrusive people!”

167. They said: “If you do not cease O Lot, you will be among those driven out.”

168. He said: “I am in severe opposition to your acts!”

169. “My Lord, save me and my family from what they do.”

170. So We saved him and his entire family.

171. Except for an old woman who remained.

172. Then We destroyed the others.

173. And We rained upon them a rain. Miserable was the rain to those who had been warned.

174. In that is a sign, but most of them are not believers.

175. And that your Lord is the Noble, the Merciful.

176. The dwellers of the Woods disbelieved the messengers.

177. For Shu’ayb said to them: “Will you not be righteous?”

178. “I am to you a trustworthy messenger.”

179. “So be aware of God and obey me.”

180. “And I do not ask you for a wage, for my reward is upon God the Lord of the worlds.”

181. “Give full measure and do not be of those who cause losses.”

182. “And weigh with the balance that is straight.”

183. “And do not defraud the people of their belongings, and do not venture into the land corrupting.”

184. “And be aware of the One who created you and the generations of old.”

185. They said: “You are but one of those bewitched.”

186. “And you are nothing but a human being like us, and we think you are one of those who lie.”

187. “So let pieces from the sky fall upon us if you are of those who are truthful!”

188. He said: “My Lord is most aware of what you do.”

189. But they denied him, so the retribution of the day of shadow took them. It was the retribution of a terrible day.

190. In that is a sign, but most of them are not believers.

191. And your Lord is the Noble, the Merciful.

192. And this is a revelation from the Lord of the worlds.

193. It was sent down with the trusted Spirit.

194. Upon your heart, so that you would be of the warners.

195. In a clear Arabic tongue.

196. And it is in the Psalms of old.

197. Was it not a sign for them that the scholars of the Children of Israel knew it?

198. And had We sent it down upon some of the foreigners.

199. And he read it to them, they would not have believed in it.

200. As such, We made it reach the hearts of the criminals.

201. They do not believe in it until they see the painful retribution.

202. So it will come to them suddenly, while they do not perceive it.

203. Then they will say: “Can we be given more time?”

204. Would they wish Our torment to be hastened?

205. Do you see that if We gave them luxury for years.

206. Then what they were promised came to them.

207. All they luxury they were given will not avail them.

208. And We have not destroyed any town except after having warners.

209. By way of a reminder, and We were never unjust.

210. And it is not the devils who have brought this down.

211. Nor would they, nor could they.

212. They are blocked from the knowledge.

213. So do not call upon any other god with God, else you will be with those punished.

214. And warn your closest kin.

215. And lower your wing for any who follow you of the believers.

216. Then if they disobey you, then say: “I am innocent from what you do.”

217. And put your trust in the Noble, the Merciful.

218. The One who sees you when you stand.

219. And your movements amongst those who submit.

220. He is the Hearer, the Knowledgeable.

221. Shall I inform you on whom the devils descend?

222. They descend on every sinful liar.

223. They claim to listen, but most of them are liars.

224. And the poets, are followed by the strayers.

225. Do you not see that they delve in every subject.

226. And that what they say, is not what they do!

227. Except for those who believe, and do good works, and remember God greatly, and were victorious after they were wronged. As for those who did wrong, they will know which fate they will meet.

Chapter-27

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. T’.S. These are the signs of the Quran and a clear scripture.

2. A guide and good news to the believers.

3. Those who establish the assembly, and contribute towards betterment, and regarding the hereafter they are certain.

4. As for those who do not believe in the Hereafter, We have made their work seem pleasing to them, so they walk around blind.

5. They will have the worst retribution, and in the Hereafter they are the biggest losers.

6. And you are receiving the Quran from One who is Wise, Knowledgeable.

7. As Moses said to his family: “I have seen a fire, I will bring you from there some news or I will bring you a burning piece so that you may be warmed.”

8. So when he came to it he was called: “Blessed is the one at the fire and whoever is around it, and glory be to God, the Lord of the worlds.”

9. “O Moses, it is I God, the Noble, the Wise.”

10. “And throw down your staff.” So when he saw it vibrate as if it were a Jinn, he ran away and did not turn back. “O Moses, do not fear, for My messengers shall have no fear from Me.”

11. “Except one who transgresses, but then he replaces the evil deed with good, then I am Forgiving, Merciful.”

12. “And place your hand into your pocket; it will come out white with no blemish, one of nine signs to Pharaoh and his people.”

13. So when Our signs came to them for all to see, they said: “This is clearly magic!”

14. And they rejected them out of their souls’ transgression and arrogance. So see how it ended for the wicked.

15. And We bestowed upon David and Solomon knowledge, and they both said: “Praise be to God who preferred us over many of His believing servants.”

16. And Solomon inherited from David, and he said: “O people, we have been taught how to understand the speech of birds, and we have been given from everything. This is indeed an evident grace.”

17. And Solomon’s soldiers were gathered, comprising of humans and Jinn and birds, for they were to be spread out.

18. Until they came to a valley of ants, an ant said: “O ants, enter your homes else you will be crushed by Solomon and his soldiers while they do not notice.”

19. He then smiled, amused by what she said. And he said: “My Lord, help me to be thankful for the blessings You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents, and that I may do good work that pleases You, and admit me by your Mercy among your righteous servants.”

20. And he inspected the birds, then said: “Why do I not see the hoopoe, or is he among those absent?”

21. “I will punish him severely, or I will kill him, or he should have an evident excuse.”

22. But the hoopoe did not stay away long, then he said: “I have seen what you do not know, and I have come to you from Sheba with news which is certain.”

23. “I found them ruled by a woman, and she was given all possession, and she had a great throne.”

24. “And I found her and her people submitting to the sun instead of God! And the devil had made their work appear good to them, so he kept them away from the path, for they are not being guided.”

25. “Will they not submit to God who brings out what is hidden in the heavens and the earth, and He knows what you hide and what you declare?”

26. “God, there is no god but He, the Lord if the great throne.”

27. He said: “We will see if you are being truthful or are one of those who lie.”

28. “Take this letter of mine and deliver it to them, then withdraw from them and observe what they respond with.”

29. She said: “O leaders, a noble letter has been delivered to me.”

30. “It is from Solomon, and it reads: “In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful””

31. ““Do not be arrogant toward me and come to me surrendering””

32. She said: “O leaders, advise me in this matter of mine, for I will not take a decision until you give testimony.”

33. They said: “We are people of strength and mighty power. But the decision is yours, so see what you will command.”

34. She said: “When the kings enter a town they destroy it and make its most noble people humiliated. It is such that they do.”

35. “And I will send to them a gift, and will see with what the messengers will return.”

36. So when he came to Solomon he said: “Are you providing me with wealth? What God has provided for me is far better than what He Has given you. Now you are happy with your gift!”

37. “Return to them. For we shall come to them with soldiers the like of which they have never seen, and we will drive them out humiliated, and while they are debased.”

38. He said: “O leaders, which of you can bring me her throne before they come to me surrendering?”

39. A powerful being from among the Jinn said: “I will bring it to you before you rise from your council. For I am strong and trustworthy.”

40. And one who had knowledge from the scripture said: “I will bring it to you before you blink.” So when he saw it resting before him, he said: “This is from the grace of my Lord, so that He tests me whether I am thankful or whether I reject. As for he who is thankful, he is thankful for himself, and as for he who rejects, then my Lord is Rich, Bountiful.”

41. He said: “Disguise her throne so we may see if she will be guided or if she will be of those who are not guided.”

42. So when she came, it was said: “Is your throne like this?” She said: “It appears to be similar.” And we were given knowledge before her, and we had surrendered.

43. And she was prevented by that which she served besides God. She was of the people who were rejecters.

44. It was said to her: “Enter the palace.” So when she saw it she thought there was a pool, and she uncovered her legs. He said: “It is a palace paved with crystal.” She said: “My Lord, I have wronged myself and I surrender with Solomon to God, the Lord of the worlds.”

45. And We have sent to Thamud their brother Saleh: “You shall serve God.” But they became two disputing groups.

46. He said: “My people, why do you hasten with evil ahead of good? If you would only seek God’s forgiveness, perhaps you will receive mercy.”

47. They said: “You have an ill omen with you and with those with you.” He said: “Your ill omen is with God, but you are a people that are being tested.”

48. And in the city were nine ruffians who were causing corruption in the land, and they were not reforming.

49. They said: “Swear by God to one another that we will attack him and his family at night, and we will then say to his supporters: “We did not witness who murdered his family, and we are being truthful””

50. And they schemed a scheme and We schemed a scheme, while they did not notice.

51. So see what the result of their planning was! We destroyed them and their people together.

52. So these are their homes, ruined, for what they transgressed. In that is a sign for a people who know.

53. And We saved those who believed and were righteous.

54. And Lot, when he said to his people: “Are you committing lewdness while you can clearly see?”

55. “You are approaching the men out of lust instead of the women! No, you are an ignorant people!”

56. But the reply of his people was that they said: “Expel the family of Lot from your town, for they are a people who are being pure!”

57. So We saved him and his family, except for his wife, for We found her of those who will remain.

58. And We rained down a rain upon them. Miserable was the rain of those warned.

59. Say: “Praise be to God, and peace be upon His servants whom He Has selected.” Is God better, or that which you set up?

60. The One who created the heavens and the earth, and He sent down water from the sky for you, so We cause gardens to grow with it that are full of beauty. It is not your ability to cause the growth of its trees. Is there a god with God? No. But they are a people who ascribe equals!

61. The One who made the earth a habitat, and He made in it rivers and He made for it stabilizers, and He made between the two seas a barrier. Is there a god with God? No. But most of them do not know.

62. The One who answers the distressed when he calls Him, and He removes the ill, and He makes you successors on earth. Is there a god with God? Little do you remember!

63. The One who guides you in the darkness of the land and the sea, and He sends the winds as good news between the hands of His mercy. Is there a god with God? God be exalted above what they set up!

64. The One who initiates the creation then He returns it, and he provides for you from the sky and the land. Is there a god with God? Say: “Bring your proof if you are being truthful.”

65. Say: “None in the heavens or the earth know the unseen except God. And they do not perceive when they will be resurrected.”

66. No, they have no knowledge of the Hereafter. No, they are in doubt regarding it. No, they are blind to it.

67. And those who rejected said: “When we have become dust, as our fathers, shall we be brought out?”

68. “We have been promised this, both us and our fathers before. This is nothing but tales of the ancients!”

69. Say: “Roam the land and see how was the end of the criminals.”

70. And do not be saddened for them, and do not be distraught for what they plot.

71. And they say: “When is this promise if you are truthful?”

72. Say: “It may already upon you by some of that which you hasten.”

73. And your Lord has made favours for mankind, but most of them are not thankful.

74. And your Lord knows what is concealed in their chests and what they reveal.

75. And there is not a hidden thing in the heavens or the earth, but is in a clear record.

76. This Quran narrates to the Children of Israel most of that which they are in dispute over.

77. And it is a guidance and mercy for the believers.

78. Your Lord decides between them by His judgment. And He is the Noble, the Knowledgeable.

79. So put your trust in God, for you are clearly on the truth.

80. You cannot make the dead hear, nor can you make the deaf hear the call when they turn their backs and flee.

81. Nor can you guide the blind from their misguidance. You can only make those who believe in Our revelations hear you, for they have surrendered.

82. And when the punishment has been deserved by them, We will bring out for them a creature made of earthly material, it will speak to them that mankind have not been certain of Our revelations.

83. And the day We gather from every nation a party that denied Our revelations, then they will be driven.

84. Until they have come, He will say: “Have you denied My revelations while you had no knowledge of them? What were you doing?”

85. And the punishment was deserved by them for what they transgressed, for they did not speak.

86. Did they not see that We made the night for them to rest in, and the day to see in? In that are signs for a people who have faith.

87. And on the day when the horn is blown, then those in the heavens and the earth will be in terror except for whom God wills. And all shall come to Him humbled.

88. And you see the mountains, you think they are solid, while it is passing by like the clouds. The making of God who perfected everything. He is Expert over what you do.

89. Whoever comes with a good deed will receive better than it, and from the terror of that day they will be safe.

90. And whoever comes with the bad deed, their faces will be cast in Hell. Are you not being rewarded for what you used to do?

91. “I have been ordered to serve the Lord of this town that He Has made sacred, and to Him are all things, and I have been ordered to be of those who surrender.”

92. “And that I recite the Quran.” He who is guided is guided for himself, and for he who is misguided, say: “I am but one of the warners.”

93. Say: “Praise be to God, He will show you His signs and you will know them. And your Lord is not unaware of what you do.”

Chapter-28

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. T’.S.M.

2. These are the signs of the clear Scripture.

3. We recite to you from the news of Moses and Pharaoh with truth, for a people who believe.

4. Pharaoh became mighty in the land, and he turned its people into factions, he oppressed a group of them by killing their children and raping their women. He was of those who corrupted.

5. And We wanted to help those who were oppressed in the land, and to make them leaders, and to make them the inheritors.

6. And to enable them in the land, and to show Pharaoh and Haamaan and their troops what they had feared.

7. And We inspired to Moses’ mother: “Suckle him, and if you become fearful for him, then cast him in the sea, and do not fear nor grieve. We will return him to you and We will make him of the messengers.”

8. Then the family of Pharaoh picked him up, so he would be an enemy to them and a source of sadness. Certainly, Pharaoh and Haamaan and their troops were doing wrong.

9. And Pharaoh’s wife said: “A pleasure to my eye and yours, so do not kill him, perhaps he will benefit us or we may take him as a son!”, while they did not notice.

10. And Moses’ mother’s heart became anxious, that she nearly revealed her identity. But we strengthened her heart, so that she would be of the believers.

11. And she said to his sister: “Follow his path.” So she watched him from afar, while they did not perceive.

12. And We forbade him from accepting all the nursing mothers. Then his sister said: “Shall I show you a family that can nurse him for you, and take good care of him?”

13. Thus, We returned him to his mother, so that she may be pleased and not be saddened, and to let her know that God’s promise is the truth. However, most of them do not know.

14. And when he reached his maturity and strength, We bestowed him with wisdom and knowledge. We thus reward the good doers.

15. And he entered the city unexpectedly, without being noticed by the people. He found in it two men who were fighting, one was from his own race, and the other was from his enemy’s. So the one who was from his own race called on him for help against his enemy. Moses then punched him, killing him. He said: “This is from the work of the devil; he is an enemy that clearly misleads.”

16. He said: “My Lord, I have wronged my soul, so forgive me.” He then forgave him, for He is the Forgiver, the Merciful.

17. He said: “My Lord, for what blessings you have bestowed upon me, I will never be a supporter for the criminals.”

18. So he spent the night in the city, afraid and watchful. Then the one who sought his help yesterday, was asking again for his help. Moses said to him: “You are clearly a trouble maker.”

19. But when he was about to strike their common enemy, he said: “O Moses, do you want to kill me, as you killed that person yesterday? Obviously, you wish to be a tyrant on earth; you do not wish to be of the righteous.”

20. And a man came running from the far side of the city, saying: “O Moses, the leaders are plotting to kill you, so leave immediately. I am giving you good advice.”

21. He exited the city, afraid and watchful. He said: “My Lord, save me from the wicked people.”

22. And as he traveled towards Midyan, he said: “Perhaps my Lord will guide me to the right path.”

23. When he arrived at the watering hole of Midyan, he found a crowd of people watering, and he noticed two women waiting on the side. He said: “What is holding you back.” They said: “We cannot draw water until the shepherds draw back, and our father is an old man.”

24. So he drew water for them, then he turned to a shaded area, and he said: “My Lord, I am poor, lacking any provisions You may have sent down.”

25. So one of the two women approached him, shyly, and said: “My father invites you to reward you for watering for us.” So when he came to him, and told him his story, he said: “Do not fear, for you have been saved from the wicked people.”

26. One of the two women said: “O my father, hire him. For the best to be hired is one who is strong and honest.”

27. He said: “I wish you to marry one of my two daughters, on condition that you work for me through eight pilgrimage periods; if you complete them to ten, it will be voluntary on your part. I do not wish to make this matter too difficult for you. You will find me, God willing, of the righteous.”

28. He said: “It is then an agreement between me and you. Whichever period I fulfill, you will not be averse to either one. And God is entrusted over what we said.”

29. So when Moses fulfilled his obligation, he was traveling with his family and he saw a fire from the slope of the mount. He said to his family: “Stay here. I have seen a fire. Perhaps I can bring to you news from there, or a portion of the fire to warm you.”

30. When he reached it, he was called from the tree at the edge of the right side of the valley on the blessed ground: “O Moses, it is Me, God, the Lord of the worlds.”

31. “Now, throw down your staff.” So when he saw it shake as if it were a reptile, he turned around to flee and did not return. “O Moses, come forward and do not be afraid. You are of those who are safe.”

32. “Place your hand into your pocket. It will come out white without any mark, and fold your hand close to your side against fear. These are two proofs from your Lord, to Pharaoh and his leaders. They have been a wicked people.”

33. He said: “My Lord, I have killed a person from them, so I fear that they will kill me.”

34. “And my brother Aaron is more eloquent in speech than I. So send him with me to help and to confirm me. For I fear that they will deny me.”

35. He said: “We will strengthen you with your brother, and We will provide you both with authority. Thus, they will not be able to touch either one of you. With Our signs, the two of you, along with those who follow you, will be the victors.”

36. So when Moses went to them with Our clear signs, they said: “This is nothing but fabricated magic; nor did we hear of this from our fathers of old!”

37. And Moses said: “My Lord is fully aware of who has brought the guidance from Him, and who will have the best deal in the Hereafter. The wicked never succeed.”

38. And Pharaoh said: “O you leaders, I have not known of any god for you other than me. Therefore, O Haamaan, fire-up the bricks and build me a platform, so perhaps I may take a look at the god of Moses! And I am certain he is a liar.”

39. And he and his troops were arrogant in the land without any right, and they thought that they would not be returned to Us.

40. So We took him and his troops, and We cast them into the sea. So see how was the end of the wicked!

41. We made them role models for inviting to the Fire. And on the day of resurrection, they will not be supported.

42. And We made them followed by a curse in this world, and on the day of resurrection they will be despised.

43. We have given Moses the Scripture after We had destroyed the earlier generations, as an example for mankind and a guidance and mercy, perhaps they will take heed.

44. You were not on the western side of the mount when We decreed the command to Moses. You were not a witness.

45. But We established many generations, and many ages passed them by. And you were not living among the people of Midyan, reciting our revelations to them. But we did send messengers.

46. Nor were you on the slope of the mount when We called. But it is mercy from your Lord, so that you may warn a people who received no warner before you, perhaps they may take heed.

47. Thus, if any disaster strikes them as a consequence of their own deeds they cannot say: “Our Lord, if only You sent a messenger to us, so that we would follow Your revelations, and we would be of the believers.”

48. But when the truth came to them from Us, they said: “If only he was given what was given to Moses!” Did they not reject what was given to Moses before? They said: “Two magicians assisting one another.” And they said: “We reject all these things.”

49. Say: “Then bring forth a scripture from God that is better in guidance so I may follow it, if you are truthful.”

50. But if they fail to respond to you, then know that they follow only their desires. And who is more astray than one who follows his desire, without guidance from God? God does not guide the wicked people.

51. And We have delivered the message, perhaps they may take heed.

52. Those whom We gave the scripture to before this, they will believe in it.

53. And if it is recited to them, they say: “We believe in it. It is the truth from our Lord. Indeed, we had surrendered before it.”

54. To these We grant twice the reward for that they have been patient. And they counter evil with good, and from Our provisions to them, they give.

55. And if they come across vain talk, they disregard it and say: “To us are our deeds, and to you is your deeds. Peace be upon you. We do not seek the ignorant.”

56. You cannot guide whom you love. But it is God who guides whom He wills; and He is fully aware of those who receive the guidance.

57. And they said: “If we follow the guidance with you, we will be deposed from our land.” Did we not establish for them a Sacred Sanctuary, to which all kinds of fruits are offered, as a provision from us? Indeed, most of them do not know.

58. And how many a town have We destroyed for turning unappreciative of their lives. So here are their homes, nothing but uninhabited ruins after them, except a few. We were the inheritors.

59. And your Lord never annihilates any community without sending a messenger to its capital, to recite Our revelations to them. And We never annihilate any community, unless its people are wicked.

60. And anything that is given to you is only the material of this world, and its glitter. And what is with God is far better, and everlasting. Do you not comprehend?

61. Is one whom We promised a good promise, and it will come to pass, equal to one whom We provided with the goods of this life, then on the day of resurrection he is of those who will suffer?

62. And on the day when He calls upon them, saying: “Where are My partners whom you used to claim?”

63. Those who have deserved the retribution will say: “Our Lord, these are the ones we misled; we misled them only because we ourselves were misled. We seek to absolve ourselves to You, it was not us that they worshipped.”

64. And it will be said: “Call upon your partners,” but they will not respond to them. And they will see the retribution. If only they were guided!

65. On that day, He will ask them and say: “What was the answer you gave to the messengers?”

66. They will be shocked by the news on that day, they will be speechless.

67. As for the one who repents, believes, and does good works; perhaps he will be with the winners.

68. And your Lord creates what He wills, and He chooses; it is not for them to choose. Glory be to God, He is far above the partners they set up.

69. And your Lord knows what is concealed in their chests and what they declare.

70. And He is God, there is no god but He. To Him belongs all praise in the first and in the last, and judgment belongs with Him, and to Him you will be returned.

71. Say: “Have you noted: what if God made the night eternal, until the day of resurrection? Which god, other than God, can bring you with light? Do you not listen?”

72. Say: “Have you noted: what if God made the daylight eternal, until the day of resurrection? Which god, other than God, can provide you with a night for your rest? Do you not see?”

73. And from His mercy is that He created for you the night and the day, in order to rest in it, and that you may seek of His provisions. And perhaps you may be appreciative.

74. And the day He will call them and say: “Where are My partners whom you had claimed?”

75. And We will extract from every nation a witness, then We will say: “Bring forth your proof.” They will then realise that all truth belongs with God, and what they had invented will abandon them.

76. Qaaroon was from among Moses’ people, but he betrayed them. And We gave him such treasures that the keys thereof were almost too heavy for the strongest person. His people said to him: “Do not become too happy, for God does not like such kind of joy.”

77. “And seek with the provisions bestowed upon you by God and the abode of the Hereafter, and do not forget your share in this world, and do good as God has done good to you. And do not seek corruption in the land. God does not like the corruptors.”

78. He said: “I have attained all this only because of my own knowledge.” Did he not realise that God has annihilated before him generations that were much stronger than he, and greater in riches? The transgressors were not asked about their crimes.

79. Then he came out among his people draped in his ornaments. Those who preferred this worldly life said: “Oh, if only we were given similar to what Qaaroon has been given. Indeed, he is very fortunate.”

80. And those who were blessed with knowledge said: “Woe to you! The reward from God is far better for those who believe and do good works. And none attains this except the steadfast.”

81. We then caused the earth to swallow him and his mansion. He had no group that could protect him against God; nor would he be victorious.

82. And those who wished they were in his place the day before said: “Indeed it is God Who provides or restricts for whomever He chooses from among His servants. Had it not been for God’s grace towards us, He could have caused the earth to swallow us as well. We now realise that the rejecters never succeed.”

83. This will be the abode of the Hereafter; We reserve it for those who do not seek prestige on earth, nor corruption. And the end belongs to the righteous.

84. Whoever brings forth a good deed, he will receive a better reward than it. And whoever brings forth a sin then the retribution for their sins will be to the extent of their deeds.

85. Surely, the One who decreed the Quran for you will summon you to a predetermined appointment. Say: “My Lord is fully aware of who it is that brings the guidance, and who has gone astray.”

86. Nor did you expect this scripture to come your way; but this is a mercy from your Lord. Therefore, you shall not side with the rejecters.

87. Nor shall you be diverted from God’s revelations, after they have come to you. And invite to your Lord. And do not be of those who set up partners.

88. And do not call besides God any god, there is no god but He. Everything will fade away except His presence. To Him is the judgment, and to Him you will be returned.

Chapter-29

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. A.L.M.

2. Did the people think that they will be left to say: “We believe” without being put to the test?

3. While We had tested those before them, so that God would know those who are truthful and so that He would know the liars.

4. Or did those who sinned think that they would be ahead of Us? Miserable indeed is their judgment!

5. Whosoever looks forward to meeting God, then God’s meeting will come. And He is the Hearer, the Knowledgeable.

6. And whosoever strives then he is only striving for himself; for God is in no need of the world.

7. And those who believed and did good works, We will cancel their sins and We will reward them in the best for what they did.

8. And We instructed the human to be good to his parents. But if they strive to make you set up partners with Me, then do not obey them. To Me are all your destinies, and I will inform you of what you used to do.

9. And those who believed and did good works, We will admit them with the righteous.

10. And from among the people are those who say: “We believe in God,” but if he is harmed in the sake of God, he equates the persecution inflicted by the people with God’s punishment. And if a victory comes from your Lord, he says: “We were with you!” Is God not fully aware of what is in the chests of the worlds?

11. God is fully aware of those who believed, and He is fully aware of the hypocrites.

12. And those who rejected said to those who believed: “Follow our path and we will carry your sins.” But they cannot carry anything from their sins, they are liars!

13. They will carry their own burdens as well as burdens with their burdens, and they will be asked on the day of resurrection regarding what they fabricated.

14. And We had sent Noah to his people, so he stayed with them one thousand years less fifty lunar years. Then the flood took them while they were wicked.

15. So We saved him and the people on the ship, and We made it a sign for the world.

16. And Abraham when he said to his people: “Serve God and be aware of Him, that is better for you if you knew.”

17. “You are but worshipping idols besides Him, and you are creating fabrications. Those that you worship besides God do not possess for you any provisions, so seek with God the provision and serve Him and be thankful to Him; to Him you will return.”

18. And if you disbelieve, then nations before you have also disbelieved. The messenger is only required to deliver clearly

19. Did they not observe how God initiates the creation then He returns it? All that for God is easy to do.

20. Say: “Roam the earth and observe how the creation was initiated. Thus God will establish the final creation. God is capable of all things.”

21. God will punish whom He wills and He will have mercy on whom He wills, and to Him you will return.

22. And you will not be able to escape this fact, on earth or in the heavens, nor do you have besides God any ally or victor.

23. And those who rejected God’s revelations and in meeting Him, they have forsaken My mercy, and they will have a painful retribution.

24. But the only response from his people was their saying: “Kill him, or burn him.” But God saved him from the fire. In this are signs for a people who believe.

25. And he said: “You have taken idols besides God in order to preserve some friendship among you in this worldly life. But then, on the day of resurrection, you will disown one another, and curse one another. Your destiny is Hell, and you will have no victors.”

26. Thus, Lot believed with him and said: “I am emigrating to my Lord. He is the Noble, the Wise.”

27. And We granted him Isaac and Jacob, and We made within his progeny the prophethood and the scripture. And We gave him his reward in this world, and in the Hereafter he is among the righteous.

28. And Lot, when he said to his people: “You commit a lewdness that no others in the world have done before!”

29. “You sexually approach men, and you cut off the lineage, and you bring all vice to your society” But the only response from his people was to say: “Bring us God’s retribution, if you are being truthful!”

30. He said: “My Lord, grant me victory over the wicked people.”

31. And when Our messengers came to Abraham with good news, they said: “We are to destroy the people of this town, for its people have been wicked.”

32. He said: “But Lot is in it!” They said: “We are fully aware of who is in it. We will save him and his family, except his wife; she is of those doomed.”

33. Thus when Our messengers came to Lot, they were mistreated, and he was embarrassed towards them. And they said: “Do not fear, and do not be saddened. We will save you and your family, except for your wife; she is of those doomed.”

34. “We will send down upon the people of this town an affliction from the heaven, as a consequence of their wickedness.”

35. And We left part of it as a clear sign for a people who understand.

36. And to Midian was their brother Shu’ayb. He said: “O my people, serve God and seek the Last Day, and do not roam the earth corrupting.”

37. But they denied him, thus the earthquake took them; they were then left dead in their homes.

38. And ‘Aad and Thamud. Much was made apparent to you from their dwellings. The devil had adorned their works in their eyes, thus he diverted them from the path, even though they could see.

39. And Qaaroon, and Pharaoh, and Haamaan; Moses went to them with clear proofs. But they became arrogant in the land, and they were not the first.

40. We took each by his sins. Some of them We sent upon him violent winds, some of them were taken by the scream, some of them We caused the earth to swallow, and some of them We drowned. God is not the One who wronged them; it is they who wronged themselves.

41. The example of those who take allies besides God is like the spider how it makes a home; and the weakest home is the home of the spider, if they only knew.

42. God knows that what they are calling on besides Him is nothing. He is the Noble, the Wise.

43. Such are the examples We cite for the people, but none comprehend them except the knowledgeable.

44. God created the heavens and the earth, with truth. In that is a sign for the faithful.

45. Recite what is inspired to you of the Scripture, and establish the assembly; for the assembly prohibits evil and vice, and the remembrance of God is the greatest. God knows everything you do.

46. And do not argue with the people of the scripture except in the nicest manner, except for those who are wicked amongst them, and say: “We believe in what was revealed to us and in what was revealed to you, and our god and your god is the same; to Him we surrender.”

47. And as such, We have sent down to you the Scripture. Thus, those whom We have given the scripture will believe in it. Also, some of your people will believe in it. The only ones who mock Our revelations are the rejecters.

48. You were not reciting any scripture before this, nor did you write one with your own hand. In that case, the doubters would have had reason.

49. In fact, it is a clear revelation in the chests of those who have been given knowledge. And it is only the wicked doubt Our revelations.

50. And they said: “If only signs would come down to him from his Lord!” Say: “All signs are with God, and I am but a clear warner.”

51. Is it not enough for them that We have sent down to you the Scripture, being recited to them? In that is a mercy and a reminder for people who believe.

52. Say: “God is enough as a witness between me and you. He knows what is in the heavens and the earth. As for those who believe in falsehood and reject God, they are the losers.”

53. And they hasten you for the retribution! If it were not for a predetermined appointment, the retribution would have come to them. It will come to them suddenly, when they do not expect.

54. They hasten you for the retribution; while Hell surrounds the rejecters.

55. The day will come when the retribution overwhelms them, from above them and from beneath their feet; and He will say: “Taste the results of what you used to do!”

56. O My servants who believed, My land is spacious, so serve Me.

57. Every soul will taste death, then to Us you will be returned.

58. And those who believe and do good work, We will settle them in mansions in Paradise, with rivers flowing beneath. Eternally they abide therein. Excellent is the reward for the workers.

59. They are the ones who were patient, and put their trust in their Lord.

60. Many a creature does not carry its provision; God provides for it, as well as for you. He is the Hearer, the Knowledgeable.

61. And if you ask them: “Who created the heavens and the earth, and put the sun and the moon in motion?” They will say: “God.” Why then did they deviate?

62. God expands the provision for whomever He chooses from among His servants, and withholds it. God is fully aware of all things.

63. And if you ask them: “Who sends down water from the sky, thus reviving the land after its death?” They will say: “God,” say: “Praise be to God.” But most of them do not understand.

64. This worldly life is no more than a distraction and an illusion, while the abode of the Hereafter is the reality, if they only knew.

65. When they ride on a ship, they call on God, devoting the system to Him. But as soon as He saves them to the shore, they set up partners.

66. Let them reject what We have given them, and let them enjoy; for they will come to know.

67. Have they not seen that We have established a Sacred Sanctuary, while all around them the people are in constant danger? Would they still believe in falsehood, and reject God’s blessings?

68. Who is more evil than one who fabricates lies and attributes them to God, or denies the truth when it comes to him? Is there not a place in Hell for the rejecters?

69. As for those who strive in Our cause, we will guide them in Our paths. For God is with the pious.

Chapter-30

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Most Merciful

1. A.L.M.

2. The Romans have won.

3. In the lowest part of the earth. But after their victory, they will be defeated.

4. In a few more years. The decision before and after is for God, and on that day the believers will rejoice.

5. With God’s victory. God gives victory to whom He wishes; He is the Noble, the Merciful.

6. Such is God’s pledge, and God does not break His pledge, but most people do not know.

7. They only know the outside appearance of the worldly life; and regarding the Hereafter, they are ignorant.

8. Did they not reflect upon themselves? God did not create the heavens and the earth and what is between them except by truth and an appointed term. But most of the people are in denial regarding their meeting with their Lord.

9. Did they not roam the earth and see how it ended for those before them? They were more powerful than them and they cultivated the land and they built in it far more than they have built, and their messengers came to them with the proofs. God was not to wrong them, but it was they who wronged themselves.

10. Then the end of those who did evil was evil, that is because they denied God’s signs, and they used to mock them.

11. God initiates the creation, then He repeats it, then to Him you will return.

12. And the day when the Hour will be established, the criminals will be in despair.

13. And they did not have any intercessors from the partners they set up, and they will reject such partners.

14. And on the day the Hour is established, they will be separated.

15. Then as for those who believed and did good works, they will be delighted in a luxurious place.

16. And as for those who rejected and denied Our revelations and the meeting of the Hereafter, they shall be brought forth for the retribution.

17. So glory be to God when you retire and when you wake.

18. And to Him is all praise in the heavens and in the earth, and in the evening and at midday.

19. He brings the living out of the dead, and He brings the dead out of the living. And He revives the land after its death. And similarly you will be brought out.

20. And from His signs is that He created you from dust, then you become human beings spreading out.

21. And from His signs is that He created for you mates from yourselves that you may reside with them, and He placed between you affection and mercy. In that are signs for a people who reflect.

22. And from His signs are the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the difference of your languages and your colors. In that are signs for the world.

23. And from His signs is your sleep by night and day, and your seeking of His bounty. In that are signs for a people who listen.

24. And from His signs is that He shows you the lightning, by way of fear and hope, and He sends down water from the sky, and He revives the land with it after its death. In that are signs for a people who understand.

25. And from His signs is that the heavens and the earth will rise by His command. Then, when He calls you forth from the earth, you will come out.

26. And to Him is all that is in the heavens and the earth. All are subservient to Him.

27. And He is the One who initiates the creation, then He repeats it, and this is easy for Him. And to Him is the highest example in the heavens and the earth. And He is the Noble, the Wise.

28. An example is cited for you from among yourselves: are there any from among those who are still dependant that are partners to you in what provisions We have given you that you become equal therein? You fear them as you fear each other? It is such that We clarify the revelations for a people who have sense.

29. No, those who were wrong followed their desires without knowledge. So who can guide one whom God misguides? And they will have no victors.

30. So establish yourself to the system of monotheism. It is the inclination that God has nurtured the people on. There is no changing in God’s creation. Such is the pure system, but most people do not know.

31. Turn to Him, and be aware of Him, and establish the assembly, and do not be of those who set up partners.

32. Or like those who split-up their system, and they became sects, each group happy with what it had.

33. And if harm afflicts the people, they call out sincerely to their Lord. But then, when He gives them a taste of His mercy, a group of them set up partners with their Lord!

34. So as to reject what We gave them. Enjoy then, for you will come to know.

35. Or have We sent down to them a proof, which speaks to them of that which they have set up?

36. And if We grant the people a taste of mercy, they become happy with it, but if evil afflicts them for what they have done, they become in despair!

37. Did they not see that God grants the provisions for whom He wills, and He is able? In that are signs for a people who believe.

38. So give the relative his due, and the poor, and the traveller. That is best for those who seek God’s face, and they are the successful ones.

39. And any financial interest you have placed to grow in the people’s money, it will not grow with God. And any contribution that you have placed seeking His presence, then those will be multiplied.

40. God who created you, then He provided for you, then He puts you to death, then He brings you to life. Is there any among the partners you set up that can do any of this? Be He glorified and exalted above what they set up.

41. Pollution has appeared in the land and the sea by the hands of mankind for what they earned. He will make them taste some of what they have done, perhaps they will revert.

42. Say: “Roam the earth and see how the end was for those before. Most of them had set up partners.”

43. So establish yourself to the system which is straight, before a day comes from God that none can avert. On that day they shall be separated.

44. Whosoever rejects, then he will suffer his rejection; and whosoever does good works, then it is for themselves that they are preparing a good place.

45. So that He will reward those that believe and do good works from His grace. He does not love the rejecters.

46. And from His signs is that He sends the winds with glad tidings, and to give you a taste of His mercy, and so that the ships may sail by His command, and that you may seek of His bounty; perhaps you will be thankful.

47. And We have sent before you messengers to their people, so they came to them with clear proofs, then We took revenge on those who were criminals, and it is an obligation for Us to grant victory to the believers.

48. God Who sends the winds, so they raise clouds, and He spreads them in the sky as He wishes, then He breaks them into fragments, then you see the rain drops come forth from their midst. Then when He makes them fall on whomever He wills of His servants, they rejoice!

49. Even though just before He sent it down to them, they were in despair!

50. So look at the effects of God’s mercy, how He revives the land after its death. Such is the One who will revive the dead, and He is capable of all things.

51. And if We chose to send a wind and they see it turn yellow, then they will continue to be rejecters after it.

52. You cannot make the dead listen, nor can you make the deaf hear the call when they have turned their backs.

53. Nor can you enlighten the blind from their straying; but you can only make those who believe in Our revelations listen, for they have surrendered.

54. God is the One Who created you from weakness, then He made strength after the weakness, then He makes after the strength a weakness and grey hair. He creates what He wills and He is the Knowledgeable, the Able.

55. And the day the Hour is established, the criminals will swear that they have remained only for an hour! Thus they were deluded.

56. And those who were given knowledge and faith said: “You have remained according to God’s decree until the day of resurrection; so this is the day of resurrection, but you did not know.”

57. So on that day, the excuses of those who transgressed will not help them, nor will they be allowed to revert.

58. And We have cited for the people in this Quran of every example. And if you come to them with a sign, those who rejected will say: “You are bringing falsehood!”

59. It is thus that God seals the hearts of those who do not know.

60. So be patient, for God’s promise is true, and do not be dissuaded by those who do not have certainty.

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