2. The Roman Empire has
3. In a land close by;
but they, (even) after (this) defeat of theirs, will soon be victorious-
4. Within a few years.
With Allah is the Decision, in the past and in the Future: on that
Day shall the Believers rejoice-
5. With the help of Allah.
He helps whom He will, and He is exalted in might, most merciful.
6. (It is) the promise
of Allah. Never does Allah depart from His promise: but most men
7. They know but the
outer (things) in the life of this world: but of the End of things
they are heedless.
8. Do they not reflect
in their own minds? Not but for just ends and for a term appointed,
did Allah create the heavens and the earth, and all between them:
yet are there truly many among men who deny the meeting with their
Lord (at the Resurrection)!
9. Do they not travel
through the earth, and see what was the end of those before them?
They were superior to them in strength: they tilled the soil and
populated it in greater numbers than these have done: there came
to them their apostles with Clear (Signs). (Which they rejected,
to their own destruction): It was not Allah Who wronged them, but
they wronged their own souls.
10. In the long run
evil in the extreme will be the End of those who do evil; for that
they rejected the Signs of Allah, and held them up to ridicule.
11. It is Allah Who
begins (the process of) creation; then repeats it; then shall ye
be brought back to Him.
12. On the Day that
the Hour will be established, the guilty will be struck dumb with
13. No intercessor will
they have among their "Partners" and they will (themselves) reject
14. On the Day that
the Hour will be established,- that Day shall (all men) be sorted
15. Then those who have
believed and worked righteous deeds, shall be made happy in a Mead
16. And those who have
rejected Faith and falsely denied our Signs and the meeting of the
Hereafter,- such shall be brought forth to Punishment.
17. So (give) glory
to Allah, when ye reach eventide and when ye rise in the morning;
18. Yea, to Him be praise,
in the heavens and on earth; and in the late afternoon and when
the day begins to decline.
19. It is He Who brings
out the living from the dead, and brings out the dead from the living,
and Who gives life to the earth after it is dead: and thus shall
ye be brought out (from the dead).
20. Among His Signs
in this, that He created you from dust; and then,- behold, ye are
men scattered (far and wide)!
21. And among His Signs
is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that
ye may dwell in tranquillity with them, and He has put love and
mercy between your (hearts): verily in that are Signs for those
22. And among His Signs
is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the variations
in your languages and your colours: verily in that are Signs for
those who know.
23. And among His Signs
is the sleep that ye take by night and by day, and the quest that
ye (make for livelihood) out of His Bounty: verily in that are signs
for those who hearken.
24. And among His Signs,
He shows you the lightning, by way both of fear and of hope, and
He sends down rain from the sky and with it gives life to the earth
after it is dead: verily in that are Signs for those who are wise.
25. And among His Signs
is this, that heaven and earth stand by His Command: then when He
calls you, by a single call, from the earth, behold, ye (straightway)
26. To Him belongs every
being that is in the heavens and on earth: all are devoutly obedient
27. It is He Who begins
(the process of) creation; then repeats it; and for Him it is most
easy. To Him belongs the loftiest similitude (we can think of) in
the heavens and the earth: for He is Exalted in Might, full of wisdom.
28. He does propound
to you a similitude from your own (experience): do ye have partners
among those whom your right hands possess, to share as equals in
the wealth We have bestowed on you? Do ye fear them as ye fear each
other? Thus do we explain the Signs in detail to a people that understand.
29. Nay, the wrong-doers
(merely) follow their own lusts, being devoid of knowledge. But
who will guide those whom Allah leaves astray? To them there will
be no helpers.
30. So set thou thy
face steadily and truly to the Faith: (establish) Allah.s handiwork
according to the pattern on which He has made mankind: no change
(let there be) in the work (wrought) by Allah. that is the standard
Religion: but most among mankind understand not.
31. Turn ye back in
repentance to Him, and fear Him: establish regular prayers, and
be not ye among those who join gods with Allah,-
32. Those who split
up their Religion, and become (mere) Sects,- each party rejoicing
in that which is with itself!
33. When trouble touches
men, they cry to their Lord, turning back to Him in repentance:
but when He gives them a taste of Mercy as from Himself, behold,
some of them pay part-worship to other god's besides their Lord,-
34. (As if) to show
their ingratitude for the (favours) We have bestowed on them! Then
enjoy (your brief day); but soon will ye know (your folly).
35. Or have We sent
down authority to them, which points out to them the things to which
they pay part-worship?
36. When We give men
a taste of Mercy, they exult thereat: and when some evil afflicts
them because of what their (own) hands have sent forth, behold,
they are in despair!
37. See they not that
Allah enlarges the provision and restricts it, to whomsoever He
pleases? Verily in that are Signs for those who believe.
38. So give what is
due to kindred, the needy, and the wayfarer. That is best for those
who seek the Countenance, of Allah, and it is they who will prosper.
39. That which ye lay
out for increase through the property of (other) people, will have
no increase with Allah. but that which ye lay out for charity, seeking
the Countenance of Allah, (will increase): it is these who will
get a recompense multiplied.
40. It is Allah Who
has created you: further, He has provided for your sustenance; then
He will cause you to die; and again He will give you life. Are there
any of your (false) "Partners" who can do any single one of these
things? Glory to Him! and high is He above the partners they attribute
41. Mischief has appeared
on land and sea because of (the meed) that the hands of men have
earned, that ((Allah)) may give them a taste of some of their deeds:
in order that they may turn back (from Evil).
42. Say: "Travel through
the earth and see what was the end of those before (you): Most of
them worshipped others besides Allah."
43. But set thou thy
face to the right Religion before there come from Allah the Day
which there is no chance of averting: on that Day shall men be divided
44. Those who reject
Faith will suffer from that rejection: and those who work righteousness
will spread their couch (of repose) for themselves (in heaven):
45. That He may reward
those who believe and work righteous deeds, out of his Bounty. For
He loves not those who reject Faith.
46. Among His Signs
is this, that He sends the Winds, as heralds of Glad Tidings, giving
you a taste of His (Grace and) Mercy,- that the ships may sail (majestically)
by His Command and that ye may seek of His Bounty: in order that
ye may be grateful.
47. We did indeed send,
before thee, apostles to their (respective) peoples, and they came
to them with Clear Signs: then, to those who transgressed, We meted
out Retribution: and it was due from Us to aid those who believed.
48. It is Allah Who
sends the Winds, and they raise the Clouds: then does He spread
them in the sky as He wills, and break them into fragments, until
thou seest rain-drops issue from the midst thereof: then when He
has made them reach such of his servants as He wills behold, they
49. Even though, before
they received (the rain) - just before this - they were dumb with
50. Then contemplate
(O man!) the memorials of Allah.s Mercy!- how He gives life to the
earth after its death: verily the same will give life to the men
who are dead: for He has power over all things.
51. And if We (but)
send a Wind from which they see (their tilth) turn yellow,- behold,
they become, thereafter, Ungrateful (Unbelievers)!
52. So verily thou canst
not make the dead to hear, nor canst thou make the deaf to hear
the call, when they show their backs and turn away.
53. Nor canst thou lead
back the blind from their straying: only those wilt thou make to
hear, who believe in Our signs and submit (their wills in Islam).
54. It is Allah Who
created you in a state of (helpless) weakness, then gave (you) strength
after weakness, then, after strength, gave (you weakness and a hoary
head: He creates as He wills, and it is He Who has all knowledge
55. On the Day that
the Hour (of Reckoning) will be established, the transgressors will
swear that they tarried not but an hour: thus were they used to
56. But those endued
with knowledge and faith will say: "Indeed ye did tarry, within
Allah.s Decree, to the Day of Resurrection, and this is the Day
of Resurrection: but ye - ye were not aware!"
57. So on that Day no
excuse of theirs will avail the transgressors, nor will they be
invited (then) to seek grace (by repentance).
58. verily We have propounded
for men, in this Qur'an every kind of Parable: But if thou bring
to them any Sign, the Unbelievers are sure to say, "Ye do nothing
but talk vanities."
59. Thus does Allah
seal up the hearts of those who understand not.
60. So patiently persevere:
for verily the promise of Allah is true: nor let those shake thy
firmness, who have (themselves) no certainty of faith.