1. Praise be
to Allah, Who created (out of nothing) the heavens and the earth,
Who made the angels, messengers with wings,- two, or three, or four
(pairs): He adds to Creation as He pleases: for Allah has power
over all things.
2. What Allah out of
his Mercy doth bestow on mankind there is none can withhold: what
He doth withhold, there is none can grant, apart from Him: and He
is the Exalted in Power, full of Wisdom.
3. O men! Call to mind
the grace of Allah unto you! is there a creator, other than Allah,
to give you sustenance from heaven or earth? There is no god but
He: how then are ye deluded away from the Truth?
4. And if they reject
thee, so were apostles rejected before thee: to Allah back for decision
5. O men! Certainly the
promise of Allah is true. Let not then this present life deceive
you, nor let the Chief Deceiver deceive you about Allah.
6. Verily Satan is an
enemy to you: so treat him as an enemy. He only invites his adherents,
that they may become Companions of the Blazing Fire.
7. For those who reject
Allah, is a terrible Penalty: but for those who believe and work
righteous deeds, is Forgiveness, and a magnificent Reward.
8. Is he, then, to whom
the evil of his conduct is made alluring, so that he looks upon
it as good, (equal to one who is rightly guided)? For Allah leaves
to stray whom He wills, and guides whom He wills. So let not thy
soul go out in (vainly) sighing after them: for Allah knows well
all that they do!
9. It is Allah Who sends
forth the Winds, so that they raise up the Clouds, and We drive
them to a land that is dead, and revive the earth therewith after
its death: even so (will be) the Resurrection!
10. If any do seek for
glory and power,- to Allah belong all glory and power. To Him mount
up (all) Words of Purity: It is He Who exalts each Deed of Righteousness.
Those that lay Plots of Evil,- for them is a Penalty terrible; and
the plotting of such will be void (of result).
11. And Allah did create
you from dust; then from a sperm-drop; then He made you in pairs.
And no female conceives, or lays down (her load), but with His knowledge.
Nor is a man long-lived granted length of days, nor is a part cut
off from his life, but is in a Decree (ordained). All this is easy
12. Nor are the two
bodies of flowing water alike,- the one palatable, sweet, and pleasant
to drink, and the other, salt and bitter. Yet from each (kind of
water) do ye eat flesh fresh and tender, and ye extract ornaments
to wear; and thou seest the ships therein that plough the waves,
that ye may seek (thus) of the Bounty of Allah that ye may be grateful.
13. He merges Night
into Day, and he merges Day into Night, and he has subjected the
sun and the moon (to his Law): each one runs its course for a term
appointed. Such is Allah your Lord: to Him belongs all Dominion.
And those whom ye invoke besides Him have not the least power.
14. If ye invoke them,
they will not listen to your call, and if they were to listen, they
cannot answer your (prayer). On the Day of Judgment they will reject
your "Partnership". and none, (O man!) can tell thee (the Truth)
like the One Who is acquainted with all things.
15. O ye men! It is
ye that have need of Allah. but Allah is the One Free of all wants,
worthy of all praise.
16. If He so pleased,
He could blot you out and bring in a New Creation.
17. Nor is that (at
all) difficult for Allah.
18. Nor can a bearer
of burdens bear another's burdens if one heavily laden should call
another to (bear) his load. Not the least portion of it can be carried
(by the other). Even though he be nearly related. Thou canst but
admonish such as fear their Lord unseen and establish regular Prayer.
And whoever purifies himself does so for the benefit of his own
soul; and the destination (of all) is to Allah.
19. The blind and the
seeing are not alike;
20. Nor are the depths
of Darkness and the Light;
21. Nor are the (chilly)
shade and the (genial) heat of the sun:
22. Nor are alike those
that are living and those that are dead. Allah can make any that
He wills to hear; but thou canst not make those to hear who are
(buried) in graves.
23. Thou art no other
than a warner.
24. Verily We have sent
thee in truth, as a bearer of glad tidings, and as a warner: and
there never was a people, without a warner having lived among them
(in the past).
25. And if they reject
thee, so did their predecessors, to whom came their apostles with
Clear Signs, Books of dark prophecies, and the Book of Enlightenment.
26. In the end did I
punish those who rejected Faith: and how (terrible) was My rejection
27. Seest thou not that
Allah sends down rain from the sky? With it We then bring out produce
of various colours. And in the mountains are tracts white and red,
of various shades of colour, and black intense in hue.
28. And so amongst men
and crawling creatures and cattle, are they of various colours.
Those truly fear Allah, among His Servants, who have knowledge:
for Allah is Exalted in Might, Oft-Forgiving.
29. Those who rehearse
the Book of Allah, establish regular Prayer, and spend (in Charity)
out of what We have provided for them, secretly and openly, hope
for a commerce that will never fail:
30. For He will pay
them their meed, nay, He will give them (even) more out of His Bounty:
for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Ready to appreciate (service).
31. That which We have
revealed to thee of the Book is the Truth,- confirming what was
(revealed) before it: for Allah is assuredly- with respect to His
Servants - well acquainted and Fully Observant.
32. Then We have given
the Book for inheritance to such of Our Servants as We have chosen:
but there are among them some who wrong their own souls; some who
follow a middle course; and some who are, by Allah.s leave, foremost
in good deeds; that is the highest Grace.
33. Gardens of Eternity
will they enter: therein will they be adorned with bracelets of
gold and pearls; and their garments there will be of silk.
34. And they will say:
"Praise be to Allah, Who has removed from us (all) sorrow: for our
Lord is indeed Oft-Forgiving Ready to appreciate (service):
35. "Who has, out of
His Bounty, settled us in a Home that will last: no toil nor sense
of weariness shall touch us therein."
36. But those who reject
((Allah)) - for them will be the Fire of Hell: No term shall be
determined for them, so they should die, nor shall its Penalty be
lightened for them. Thus do We reward every ungrateful one!
37. Therein will they
cry aloud (for assistance): "Our Lord! Bring us out: we shall work
righteousness, not the (deeds) we used to do!" - "Did We not give
you long enough life so that he that would should receive admonition?
and (moreover) the warner came to you. So taste ye (the fruits of
your deeds): for the wrong-doers there is no helper."
38. Verily Allah knows
(all) the hidden things of the heavens and the earth: verily He
has full knowledge of all that is in (men's) hearts.
39. He it is That has
made you inheritors in the earth: if, then, any do reject ((Allah)),
their rejection (works) against themselves: their rejection but
adds to the odium for the Unbelievers in the sight of their Lord:
their rejection but adds to (their own) undoing.
40. Say: "Have ye seen
(these) 'Partners' of yours whom ye call upon besides Allah. Show
Me what it is they have created in the (wide) earth. Or have they
a share in the heavens? Or have We given them a Book from which
they (can derive) clear (evidence)?- Nay, the wrong-doers promise
each other nothing but delusions.
41. It is Allah Who
sustains the heavens and the earth, lest they cease (to function):
and if they should fail, there is none - not one - can sustain them
thereafter: Verily He is Most Forbearing, Oft-Forgiving.
42. They swore their
strongest oaths by Allah that if a warner came to them, they would
follow his guidance better than any (other) of the Peoples: But
when a warner came to them, it has only increased their flight (from
43. On account of their
arrogance in the land and their plotting of Evil, but the plotting
of Evil will hem in only the authors thereof. Now are they but looking
for the way the ancients were dealt with? But no change wilt thou
find in Allah.s way (of dealing): no turning off wilt thou find
in Allah.s way (of dealing).
44. Do they not travel
through the earth, and see what was the End of those before them,-
though they were superior to them in strength? Nor is Allah to be
frustrated by anything whatever in the heavens or on earth: for
He is All-Knowing. All-Powerful.
45. If Allah were to
punish men according to what they deserve. He would not leave on
the back of the (earth) a single living creature: but He gives them
respite for a stated Term: when their Term expires, verily Allah
has in His sight all His Servants.