1. Glory to ((Allah))
Who did take His servant for a Journey by night from the Sacred
Mosque to the farthest Mosque, whose precincts We did bless,- in
order that We might show him some of Our Signs: for He is the One
Who heareth and seeth (all things).
2. We gave Moses the
Book, and made it a Guide to the Children of Israel, (commanding):
"Take not other than Me as Disposer of (your) affairs."
3. O ye that are sprung
from those whom We carried (in the Ark) with Noah! Verily he was
a devotee most grateful.
4. And We gave (Clear)
Warning to the Children of Israel in the Book, that twice would
they do mischief on the earth and be elated with mighty arrogance
(and twice would they be punished)!
5. When the first of
the warnings came to pass, We sent against you Our servants given
to terrible warfare: They entered the very inmost parts of your
homes; and it was a warning (completely) fulfilled.
6. Then did We grant
you the Return as against them: We gave you increase in resources
and sons, and made you the more numerous in man-power.
7. If ye did well, ye
did well for yourselves; if ye did evil, (ye did it) against yourselves.
So when the second of the warnings came to pass, (We permitted your
enemies) to disfigure your faces, and to enter your Temple as they
had entered it before, and to visit with destruction all that fell
into their power.
8. It may be that your
Lord may (yet) show Mercy unto you; but if ye revert (to your sins),
We shall revert (to Our punishments): And we have made Hell a prison
for those who reject (all Faith).
9. Verily this Qur'an
doth guide to that which is most right (or stable), and giveth the
Glad Tidings to the Believers who work deeds of righteousness, that
they shall have a magnificent reward;
10. And to those who
believe not in the Hereafter, (it announceth) that We have prepared
for them a Penalty Grievous (indeed).
11. The prayer that
man should make for good, he maketh for evil; for man is given to
12. We have made the
Night and the Day as two (of Our) Signs: the Sign of the Night have
We obscured, while the Sign of the Day We have made to enlighten
you; that ye may seek bounty from your Lord, and that ye may know
the number and count of the years: all things have We explained
13. Every man's fate
We have fastened on his own neck: On the Day of Judgment We shall
bring out for him a scroll, which he will see spread open.
14. (It will be said
to him:) "Read thine (own) record: Sufficient is thy soul this day
to make out an account against thee."
15. Who receiveth guidance,
receiveth it for his own benefit: who goeth astray doth so to his
own loss: No bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another: nor
would We visit with Our Wrath until We had sent an apostle (to give
16. When We decide to
destroy a population, We (first) send a definite order to those
among them who are given the good things of this life and yet transgress;
so that the word is proved true against them: then (it is) We destroy
17. How many generations
have We destroyed after Noah? and enough is thy Lord to note and
see the sins of His servants.
18. If any do wish for
the transitory things (of this life), We readily grant them - such
things as We will, to such person as We will: in the end have We
provided Hell for them: they will burn therein, disgraced and rejected.
19. Those who do wish
for the (things of) the Hereafter, and strive therefor with all
due striving, and have Faith,- they are the ones whose striving
is acceptable (to Allah..
20. Of the bounties
of thy Lord We bestow freely on all- These as well as those: The
bounties of thy Lord are not closed (to anyone).
21. See how We have
bestowed more on some than on others; but verily the Hereafter is
more in rank and gradation and more in excellence.
22. Take not with Allah
another object of worship; or thou (O man!) wilt sit in disgrace
23. Thy Lord hath decreed
that ye worship none but Him, and that ye be kind to parents. Whether
one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them
a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of
24. And, out of kindness,
lower to them the wing of humility, and say: "My Lord! bestow on
them thy Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood."
25. Your Lord knoweth
best what is in your hearts: If ye do deeds of righteousness, verily
He is Most Forgiving to those who turn to Him again and again (in
26. And render to the
kindred their due rights, as (also) to those in want, and to the
wayfarer: But squander not (your wealth) in the manner of a spendthrift.
27. Verily spendthrifts
are brothers of the Evil Ones; and the Evil One is to his Lord (himself)
28. And even if thou
hast to turn away from them in pursuit of the Mercy from thy Lord
which thou dost expect, yet speak to them a word of easy kindness.
29. Make not thy hand
tied (like a niggard's) to thy neck, nor stretch it forth to its
utmost reach, so that thou become blameworthy and destitute.
30. Verily thy Lord
doth provide sustenance in abundance for whom He pleaseth, and He
provideth in a just measure. For He doth know and regard all His
31. Kill not your children
for fear of want: We shall provide sustenance for them as well as
for you. Verily the killing of them is a great sin.
32. Nor come nigh to
adultery: for it is a shameful (deed) and an evil, opening the road
(to other evils).
33. Nor take life -
which Allah has made sacred - except for just cause. And if anyone
is slain wrongfully, we have given his heir authority (to demand
qisas or to forgive): but let him nor exceed bounds in the matter
of taking life; for he is helped (by the Law).
34. Come not nigh to
the orphan's property except to improve it, until he attains the
age of full strength; and fulfil (every) engagement, for (every)
engagement will be enquired into (on the Day of Reckoning).
35. Give full measure
when ye measure, and weigh with a balance that is straight: that
is the most fitting and the most advantageous in the final determination.
36. And pursue not that
of which thou hast no knowledge; for every act of hearing, or of
seeing or of (feeling in) the heart will be enquired into (on the
Day of Reckoning).
37. Nor walk on the
earth with insolence: for thou canst not rend the earth asunder,
nor reach the mountains in height.
38. Of all such things
the evil is hateful in the sight of thy Lord.
39. These are among
the (precepts of) wisdom, which thy Lord has revealed to thee. Take
not, with Allah, another object of worship, lest thou shouldst be
thrown into Hell, blameworthy and rejected.
40. Has then your Lord
(O Pagans!) preferred for you sons, and taken for Himself daughters
among the angels? Truly ye utter a most dreadful saying!
41. We have explained
(things) in various (ways) in this Qur'an, in order that they may
receive admonition, but it only increases their flight (from the
42. Say: If there had
been (other) gods with Him, as they say,- behold, they would certainly
have sought out a way to the Lord of the Throne!
43. Glory to Him! He
is high above all that they say!- Exalted and Great (beyond measure)!
44. The seven heavens
and the earth, and all beings therein, declare His glory: there
is not a thing but celebrates His praise; And yet ye understand
not how they declare His glory! Verily He is Oft-Forbear, Most Forgiving!
45. When thou dost recite
the Qur'an, We put, between thee and those who believe not in the
Hereafter, a veil invisible:
46. And We put coverings
over their hearts (and minds) lest they should understand the Qur'an,
and deafness into their ears: when thou dost commemorate thy Lord
and Him alone in the Qur'an, they turn on their backs, fleeing (from
47. We know best why
it is they listen, when they listen to thee; and when they meet
in private conference, behold, the wicked say, "Ye follow none other
than a man bewitched!"
48. See what similes
they strike for thee: but they have gone astray, and never can they
find a way.
49. They say: "What!
when we are reduced to bones and dust, should we really be raised
up (to be) a new creation?"
50. Say: "(Nay!) be
ye stones or iron,
51. "Or created matter
which, in your minds, is hardest (to be raised up),- (Yet shall
ye be raised up)!" then will they say: "Who will cause us to return?"
Say: "He who created you first!" Then will they wag their heads
towards thee, and say, "When will that be?" Say, "May be it will
be quite soon!
52. "It will be on a
Day when He will call you, and ye will answer (His call) with (words
of) His praise, and ye will think that ye tarried but a little while!"
53. Say to My servants
that they should (only) say those things that are best: for Satan
doth sow dissensions among them: For Satan is to man an avowed enemy.
54. It is your Lord
that knoweth you best: If He please, He granteth you mercy, or if
He please, punishment: We have not sent thee to be a disposer of
their affairs for them.
55. And it is your Lord
that knoweth best all beings that are in the heavens and on earth:
We did bestow on some prophets more (and other) gifts than on others:
and We gave to David (the gift of) the Psalms.
56. Say: "Call on those
- besides Him - whom ye fancy: they have neither the power to remove
your troubles from you nor to change them."
57. Those whom they
call upon do desire (for themselves) means of access to their Lord,
- even those who are nearest: they hope for His Mercy and fear His
Wrath: for the Wrath of thy Lord is something to take heed of.
58. There is not a population
but We shall destroy it before the Day of Judgment or punish it
with a dreadful Penalty: that is written in the (eternal) Record.
59. And We refrain from
sending the signs, only because the men of former generations treated
them as false: We sent the she-camel to the Thamud to open their
eyes, but they treated her wrongfully: We only send the Signs by
way of terror (and warning from evil).
60. Behold! We told
thee that thy Lord doth encompass mankind round about: We granted
the vision which We showed thee, but as a trial for men,- as also
the Cursed Tree (mentioned) in the Qur'an: We put terror (and warning)
into them, but it only increases their inordinate transgression!
61. Behold! We said
to the angels: "Bow down unto Adam": They bowed down except Iblis:
He said, "Shall I bow down to one whom Thou didst create from clay?"
62. He said: "Seest
Thou? this is the one whom Thou hast honoured above me! If Thou
wilt but respite me to the Day of Judgment, I will surely bring
his descendants under my sway - all but a few!"
63. ((Allah)) said:
"Go thy way; if any of them follow thee, verily Hell will be the
recompense of you (all)- an ample recompense.
64. "Lead to destruction
those whom thou canst among them, with thy (seductive) voice; make
assaults on them with thy cavalry and thy infantry; mutually share
with them wealth and children; and make promises to them." But Satan
promises them nothing but deceit.
65. "As for My servants,
no authority shalt thou have over them:" Enough is thy Lord for
a Disposer of affairs.
66. Your Lord is He
That maketh the Ship go smoothly for you through the sea, in order
that ye may seek of his Bounty. For he is unto you most Merciful.
67. When distress seizes
you at sea, those that ye call upon - besides Himself - leave you
in the lurch! but when He brings you back safe to land, ye turn
away (from Him). Most ungrateful is man!
68. Do ye then feel
secure that He will not cause you to be swallowed up beneath the
earth when ye are on land, or that He will not send against you
a violent tornado (with showers of stones) so that ye shall find
no one to carry out your affairs for you?
69. Or do ye feel secure
that He will not send you back a second time to sea and send against
you a heavy gale to drown you because of your ingratitude, so that
ye find no helper. Therein against Us?
70. We have honoured
the sons of Adam; provided them with transport on land and sea;
given them for sustenance things good and pure; and conferred on
them special favours, above a great part of our creation.
71. One day We shall
call together all human beings with their (respective) Imams: those
who are given their record in their right hand will read it (with
pleasure), and they will not be dealt with unjustly in the least.
72. But those who were
blind in this world, will be blind in the hereafter, and most astray
from the Path.
73. And their purpose
was to tempt thee away from that which We had revealed unto thee,
to substitute in our name something quite different; (in that case),
behold! they would certainly have made thee (their) friend!
74. And had We not given
thee strength, thou wouldst nearly have inclined to them a little.
75. In that case We
should have made thee taste an equal portion (of punishment) in
this life, and an equal portion in death: and moreover thou wouldst
have found none to help thee against Us!
76. Their purpose was
to scare thee off the land, in order to expel thee; but in that
case they would not have stayed (therein) after thee, except for
a little while.
77. (This was Our) way
with the apostles We sent before thee: thou wilt find no change
in Our ways.
78. Establish regular
prayers - at the sun's decline till the darkness of the night, and
the morning prayer and reading: for the prayer and reading in the
morning carry their testimony.
79. And pray in the
small watches of the morning: (it would be) an additional prayer
(or spiritual profit) for thee: soon will thy Lord raise thee to
a Station of Praise and Glory!
80. Say: "O my Lord!
Let my entry be by the Gate of Truth and Honour, and likewise my
exit by the Gate of Truth and Honour; and grant me from Thy Presence
an authority to aid (me)."
81. And say: "Truth
has (now) arrived, and Falsehood perished: for Falsehood is (by
its nature) bound to perish."
82. We send down (stage
by stage) in the Qur'an that which is a healing and a mercy to those
who believe: to the unjust it causes nothing but loss after loss.
83. Yet when We bestow
Our favours on man, he turns away and becomes remote on his side
(instead of coming to Us), and when evil seizes him he gives himself
up to despair!
84. Say: "Everyone acts
according to his own disposition: But your Lord knows best who it
is that is best guided on the Way."
85. They ask thee concerning
the Spirit (of inspiration). Say: "The Spirit (cometh) by command
of my Lord: of knowledge it is only a little that is communicated
to you, (O men!)"
86. If it were Our Will,
We could take away that which We have sent thee by inspiration:then
wouldst thou find none to plead thy affair in that matter as against
87. Except for Mercy
from thy Lord: for his bounty is to thee (indeed) great.
88. Say: "If the whole
of mankind and Jinns were to gather together to produce the like
of this Qur'an, they could not produce the like thereof, even if
they backed up each other with help and support.
89. And We have explained
to man, in this Qur'an, every kind of similitude: yet the greater
part of men refuse (to receive it) except with ingratitude!
90. They say: "We shall
not believe in thee, until thou cause a spring to gush forth for
us from the earth,
91. "Or (until) thou
have a garden of date trees and vines, and cause rivers to gush
forth in their midst, carrying abundant water;
92. "Or thou cause the
sky to fall in pieces, as thou sayest (will happen), against us;
or thou bring Allah and the angels before (us) face to face:
93. "Or thou have a
house adorned with gold, or thou mount a ladder right into the skies.
No, we shall not even believe in thy mounting until thou send down
to us a book that we could read." Say: "Glory to my Lord! Am I aught
but a man,- an apostle?"
94. What kept men back
from belief when Guidance came to them, was nothing but this: they
said, "Has Allah sent a man (like us) to be (His) Messenger."
95. Say, "If there were
settled, on earth, angels walking about in peace and quiet, We should
certainly have sent them down from the heavens an angel for an apostle."
96. Say: "Enough is
Allah for a witness between me and you: for He is well acquainted
with His servants, and He sees (all things).
97. It is he whom Allah
guides, that is on true Guidance; but he whom He leaves astray -
for such wilt thou find no protector besides Him. On the Day of
Judgment We shall gather, them together, prone on their faces, blind,
dumb, and deaf: their abode will be Hell: every time it shows abatement,
We shall increase from them the fierceness of the Fire.
98. That is their recompense,
because they rejected Our signs, and said, "When we are reduced
to bones and broken dust, should we really be raised up (to be)
a new Creation?"
99. See they not that
Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth, has power to create
the like of them (anew)? Only He has decreed a term appointed, of
which there is no doubt. But the unjust refuse (to receive it) except
100. Say: "If ye had
control of the Treasures of the Mercy of my Lord, behold, ye would
keep them back, for fear of spending them: for man is (every) niggardly!"
101. To Moses We did
give Nine Clear Sings: As the Children of Israel: when he came to
them, Pharaoh said to him: "O Moses! I consider thee, indeed, to
have been worked upon by sorcery!
102. Moses said, "Thou
knowest well that these things have been sent down by none but the
Lord of the heavens and the earth as eye-opening evidence: and I
consider thee indeed, O Pharaoh, to be one doomed to destruction!"
103. So he resolved
to remove them from the face of the earth: but We did drown him
and all who were with him.
104. And We said thereafter
to the Children of Israel, "Dwell securely in the land (of promise)":
but when the second of the warnings came to pass, We gathered you
together in a mingled crowd.
105. We sent down the
(Qur'an) in Truth, and in Truth has it descended: and We sent thee
but to give Glad Tidings and to warn (sinners).
106. (It is) a Qur'an
which We have divided (into parts from time to time), in order that
thou mightest recite it to men at intervals: We have revealed it
107. Say: "Whether
ye believe in it or not, it is true that those who were given knowledge
beforehand, when it is recited to them, fall down on their faces
in humble prostration,
108. "And they say:
'Glory to our Lord! Truly has the promise of our Lord been fulfilled!'"
109. They fall down
on their faces in tears, and it increases their (earnest) humility.
110. Say: "Call upon
Allah, or call upon Rahman: by whatever name ye call upon Him, (it
is well): for to Him belong the Most Beautiful Names. Neither speak
thy Prayer aloud, nor speak it in a low tone, but seek a middle
111. Say: "Praise be
to Allah, who begets no son, and has no partner in (His) dominion:
Nor (needs) He any to protect Him from humiliation: yea, magnify
Him for His greatness and glory!"