1. The believers
must (eventually) win through,-
2. Those who humble themselves
in their prayers;
3. Who avoid vain talk;
4. Who are active in
deeds of charity;
5. Who abstain from sex,
6. Except with those
joined to them in the marriage bond, or (the captives) whom their
right hands possess,- for (in their case) they are free from blame,
7. But those whose desires
exceed those limits are transgressors;-
8. Those who faithfully
observe their trusts and their covenants;
9. And who (strictly)
guard their prayers;-
10. These will be the
11. Who will inherit
Paradise: they will dwell therein (for ever).
12. Man We did create
from a quintessence (of clay);
13. Then We placed him
as (a drop of) sperm in a place of rest, firmly fixed;
14. Then We made the
sperm into a clot of congealed blood; then of that clot We made
a (foetus) lump; then we made out of that lump bones and clothed
the bones with flesh; then we developed out of it another creature.
So blessed be Allah, the best to create!
15. After that, at length
ye will die
16. Again, on the Day
of Judgment, will ye be raised up.
17. And We have made,
above you, seven tracts; and We are never unmindful of (our) Creation.
18. And We send down
water from the sky according to (due) measure, and We cause it to
soak in the soil; and We certainly are able to drain it off (with
19. With it We grow
for you gardens of date-palms and vines: in them have ye abundant
fruits: and of them ye eat (and have enjoyment),-
20. Also a tree springing
out of Mount Sinai, which produces oil, and relish for those who
use it for food.
21. And in cattle (too)
ye have an instructive example: from within their bodies We produce
(milk) for you to drink; there are, in them, (besides), numerous
(other) benefits for you; and of their (meat) ye eat;
22. An on them, as well
as in slips, ye side.
23. (Further, We sent
a long line of prophets for your instruction). We sent Noah to his
people: He said, "O my people! worship Allah. Ye have no other god
but Him. Will ye not fear (Him)?"
24. The chiefs of the
Unbelievers among his people said: "He is no more than a man like
yourselves: his wish is to assert his superiority over you: if Allah
had wished (to send messengers), He could have sent down angels;
never did we hear such a thing (as he says), among our ancestors
25. (And some said):
"He is only a man possessed: wait (and have patience) with him for
26. (Noah) said: "O
my Lord! help me: for that they accuse me of falsehood!"
27. So We inspired him
(with this message): "Construct the Ark within Our sight and under
Our guidance: then when comes Our Command, and the fountains of
the earth gush forth, take thou on board pairs of every species,
male and female, and thy family- except those of them against whom
the Word has already gone forth: And address Me not in favour of
the wrong-doers; for they shall be drowned (in the Flood).
28. And when thou hast
embarked on the Ark - thou and those with thee,- say: "Praise be
to Allah, Who has saved us from the people who do wrong."
29. And say: "O my Lord!
enable me to disembark with thy blessing: for Thou art the Best
to enable (us) to disembark."
30. Verily in this there
are Signs (for men to understand); (thus) do We try (men).
31. Then We raised after
them another generation.
32. And We sent to them
an apostle from among themselves, (saying), "Worship Allah. ye have
no other god but Him. Will ye not fear (Him)?"
33. And the chiefs of
his people, who disbelieved and denied the Meeting in the Hereafter,
and on whom We had bestowed the good things of this life, said:
"He is no more than a man like yourselves: he eats of that of which
ye eat, and drinks of what ye drink.
34. "If ye obey a man
like yourselves, behold, it is certain ye will be lost.
35. "Does he promise
that when ye die and become dust and bones, ye shall be brought
36. "Far, very far is
that which ye are promised!
37. "There is nothing
but our life in this world! We shall die and we live! But we shall
never be raised up again!
38. "He is only a man
who invents a lie against Allah, but we are not the ones to believe
39. (The prophet) said:
"O my Lord! help me: for that they accuse me of falsehood."
40. ((Allah)) said:
"In but a little while, they are sure to be sorry!"
41. Then the Blast overtook
them with justice, and We made them as rubbish of dead leaves (floating
on the stream of Time)! So away with the people who do wrong!
42. Then We raised after
them other generations.
43. No people can hasten
their term, nor can they delay (it).
44. Then sent We our
apostles in succession: every time there came to a people their
apostle, they accused him of falsehood: so We made them follow each
other (in punishment): We made them as a tale (that is told): So
away with a people that will not believe!
45. Then We sent Moses
and his brother Aaron, with Our Signs and authority manifest,
46. To Pharaoh and his
Chiefs: But these behaved insolently: they were an arrogant people.
47. They said: "Shall
we believe in two men like ourselves? And their people are subject
48. So they accused
them of falsehood, and they became of those who were destroyed.
49. And We gave Moses
the Book, in order that they might receive guidance.
50. And We made the
son of Mary and his mother as a Sign: We gave them both shelter
on high ground, affording rest and security and furnished with springs.
51. O ye apostles! enjoy
(all) things good and pure, and work righteousness: for I am well-acquainted
with (all) that ye do.
52. And verily this
Brotherhood of yours is a single Brotherhood, and I am your Lord
and Cherisher: therefore fear Me (and no other).
53. But people have
cut off their affair (of unity), between them, into sects: each
party rejoices in that which is with itself.
54. But leave them in
their confused ignorance for a time.
55. Do they think that
because We have granted them abundance of wealth and sons,
56. We would hasten
them on in every good? Nay, they do not understand.
57. Verily those who
live in awe for fear of their Lord;
58. Those who believe
in the Signs of their Lord;
59. Those who join not
(in worship) partners with their Lord;
60. And those who dispense
their charity with their hearts full of fear, because they will
return to their Lord;-
61. It is these who
hasten in every good work, and these who are foremost in them.
62. On no soul do We
place a burden greater than it can bear: before Us is a record which
clearly shows the truth: they will never be wronged.
63. But their hearts
are in confused ignorance of this; and there are, besides that,
deeds of theirs, which they will (continue) to do,-
64. Until, when We seize
in Punishment those of them who received the good things of this
world, behold, they will groan in supplication!
65. (It will be said):
"Groan not in supplication this day: for ye shall certainly not
be helped by Us.
66. "My Signs used to
be rehearsed to you, but ye used to turn back on your heels-
67. "In arrogance: talking
nonsense about the (Qur'an), like one telling fables by night."
68. Do they not ponder
over the Word (of Allah., or has anything (new) come to them that
did not come to their fathers of old?
69. Or do they not recognise
their Messenger, that they deny him?
70. Or do they say,
"He is possessed"? Nay, he has brought them the Truth, but most
of them hate the Truth.
71. If the Truth had
been in accord with their desires, truly the heavens and the earth,
and all beings therein would have been in confusion and corruption!
Nay, We have sent them their admonition, but they turn away from
72. Or is it that thou
askest them for some recompense? But the recompense of thy Lord
is best: He is the Best of those who give sustenance.
73. But verily thou
callest them to the Straight Way;
74. And verily those
who believe not in the Hereafter are deviating from that Way.
75. If We had mercy
on them and removed the distress which is on them, they would obstinately
persist in their transgression, wandering in distraction to and
76. We inflicted Punishment
on them, but they humbled not themselves to their Lord, nor do they
submissively entreat (Him)!-
77. Until We open on
them a gate leading to a severe Punishment: then Lo! they will be
plunged in despair therein!
78. It is He Who has
created for you (the faculties of) hearing, sight, feeling and understanding:
little thanks it is ye give!
79. And He has multiplied
you through the earth, and to Him shall ye be gathered back.
80. It is He Who gives
life and death, and to Him (is due) the alternation of Night and
Day: will ye not then understand?
81. On the contrary
they say things similar to what the ancients said.
82. They say: "What!
when we die and become dust and bones, could we really be raised
83. "Such things have
been promised to us and to our fathers before! they are nothing
but tales of the ancients!"
84. Say: "To whom belong
the earth and all beings therein? (say) if ye know!"
85. They will say, "To
Allah." say: "Yet will ye not receive admonition?"
86. Say: "Who is the
Lord of the seven heavens, and the Lord of the Throne (of Glory)
87. They will say, "(They
belong) to Allah." Say: "Will ye not then be filled with awe?"
88. Say: "Who is it
in whose hands is the governance of all things,- who protects (all),
but is not protected (of any)? (say) if ye know."
89. They will say, "(It
belongs) to Allah." Say: "Then how are ye deluded?"
90. We have sent them
the Truth: but they indeed practise falsehood!
91. No son did Allah
beget, nor is there any god along with Him: (if there were many
gods), behold, each god would have taken away what he had created,
and some would have lorded it over others! Glory to Allah. (He is
free) from the (sort of) things they attribute to Him!
92. He knows what is
hidden and what is open: too high is He for the partners they attribute
93. Say: "O my Lord!
if Thou wilt show me (in my lifetime) that which they are warned
94. "Then, O my Lord!
put me not amongst the people who do wrong!"
95. And We are certainly
able to show thee (in fulfilment) that against which they are warned.
96. Repel evil with
that which is best: We are well acquainted with the things they
97. And say "O my Lord!
I seek refuge with Thee from the suggestions of the Evil Ones.
98. "And I seek refuge
with Thee O my Lord! lest they should come near me."
99. (In Falsehood will
they be) Until, when death comes to one of them, he says: "O my
Lord! send me back (to life),-
100. "In order that
I may work righteousness in the things I neglected." - "By no means!
It is but a word he says."- Before them is a Partition till the
Day they are raised up.
101. Then when the
Trumpet is blown, there will be no more relationships between them
that Day, nor will one ask after another!
102. Then those whose
balance (of good deeds) is heavy,- they will attain salvation:
103. But those whose
balance is light, will be those who have lost their souls, in Hell
will they abide.
104. The Fire will
burn their faces, and they will therein grin, with their lips displaced.
105. "Were not My Signs
rehearsed to you, and ye did but treat them as falsehood?"
106. They will say:
"our Lord! Our misfortune overwhelmed us, and we became a people
107. "Our Lord! bring
us out of this: if ever we return (to Evil), then shall we be wrong-doers
108. He will say: "Be
ye driven into it (with ignominy)! And speak ye not to Me!
109. "A part of My
servants there was, who used to pray 'our Lord! we believe; then
do Thou forgive us, and have mercy upon us: For Thou art the Best
of those who show mercy!"
110. "But ye treated
them with ridicule, so much so that (ridicule of) them made you
forget My Message while ye were laughing at them!
111. "I have rewarded
them this Day for their patience and constancy: they are indeed
the ones that have achieved Bliss..."
112. He will say: "What
number of years did ye stay on earth?"
113. They will say:
"We stayed a day or part of a day: but ask those who keep account."
114. He will say: "Ye
stayed not but a little,- if ye had only known!
115. "Did ye then think
that We had created you in jest, and that ye would not be brought
back to Us (for account)?"
116. Therefore exalted
be Allah, the King, the Reality: there is no god but He, the Lord
of the Throne of Honour!
117. If anyone invokes,
besides Allah, Any other god, he has no authority therefor; and
his reckoning will be only with his Lord! and verily the Unbelievers
will fail to win through!
118. So say: "O my
Lord! grant Thou forgiveness and mercy for Thou art the Best of
those who show mercy!"