1. Sad: By the
Qur'an, Full of Admonition: (This is the Truth).
2. But the Unbelievers
(are steeped) in self-glory and Separatism.
3. How many generations
before them did We destroy? In the end they cried (for mercy)- when
there was no longer time for being saved!
4. So they wonder that
a Warner has come to them from among themselves! and the Unbelievers
say, "This is a sorcerer telling lies!
5. "Has he made the gods
(all) into one Allah. Truly this is a wonderful thing!"
6. And the leader among
them go away (impatiently), (saying), "Walk ye away, and remain
constant to your gods! For this is truly a thing designed (against
7. "We never heard (the
like) of this among the people of these latter days: this is nothing
but a made-up tale!"
8. "What! has the Message
been sent to him - (Of all persons) among us?"...but they are in
doubt concerning My (Own) Message! Nay, they have not yet tasted
9. Or have they the treasures
of the mercy of thy Lord,- the Exalted in Power, the Grantor of
Bounties without measure?
10. Or have they the
dominion of the heavens and the earth and all between? If so, let
them mount up with the ropes and means (to reach that end)!
11. But there - will
be put to flight even a host of confederates.
12. Before them (were
many who) rejected apostles,- the people of Noah, and 'Ad, and Pharaoh,
the Lord of Stakes,
13. And Thamud, and
the people of Lut, and the Companions of the Wood; - such were the
14. Not one (of them)
but rejected the apostles, but My punishment came justly and inevitably
15. These (today) only
wait for a single mighty Blast, which (when it comes) will brook
16. They say: "Our Lord!
hasten to us our sentence (even) before the Day of Account!"
17. Have patience at
what they say, and remember our servant David, the man of strength:
for he ever turned (to Allah..
18. It was We that made
the hills declare, in unison with him, Our Praises, at eventide
and at break of day,
19. And the birds gathered
(in assemblies): all with him did turn (to Allah..
20. We strengthened
his kingdom, and gave him wisdom and sound judgment in speech and
21. Has the Story of
the Disputants reached thee? Behold, they climbed over the wall
of the private chamber;
22. When they entered
the presence of David, and he was terrified of them, they said:
"Fear not: we are two disputants, one of whom has wronged the other:
Decide now between us with truth, and treat us not with injustice,
but guide us to the even Path..
23. "This man is my
brother: He has nine and ninety ewes, and I have (but) one: Yet
he says, 'commit her to my care,' and is (moreover) harsh to me
24. (David) said: "He
has undoubtedly wronged thee in demanding thy (single) ewe to be
added to his (flock of) ewes: truly many are the partners (in business)
who wrong each other: Not so do those who believe and work deeds
of righteousness, and how few are they?"...and David gathered that
We had tried him: he asked forgiveness of his Lord, fell down, bowing
(in prostration), and turned (to Allah in repentance).
25. So We forgave him
this (lapse): he enjoyed, indeed, a Near Approach to Us, and a beautiful
place of (Final) Return.
26. O David! We did
indeed make thee a vicegerent on earth: so judge thou between men
in truth (and justice): Nor follow thou the lusts (of thy heart),
for they will mislead thee from the Path of Allah. for those who
wander astray from the Path of Allah, is a Penalty Grievous, for
that they forget the Day of Account.
27. Not without purpose
did We create heaven and earth and all between! that were the thought
of Unbelievers! but woe to the Unbelievers because of the Fire (of
28. Shall We treat those
who believe and work deeds of righteousness, the same as those who
do mischief on earth? Shall We treat those who guard against evil,
the same as those who turn aside from the right?
29. (Here is) a Book
which We have sent down unto thee, full of blessings, that they
may mediate on its Signs, and that men of understanding may receive
30. To David We gave
Solomon (for a son),- How excellent in Our service! Ever did he
turn (to Us)!
31. Behold, there were
brought before him, at eventide coursers of the highest breeding,
and swift of foot;
32. And he said, "Truly
do I love the love of good, with a view to the glory of my Lord,"-
until (the sun) was hidden in the veil (of night):
33. "Bring them back
to me." then began he to pass his hand over (their) legs and their
34. And We did try Solomon:
We placed on his throne a body (without life); but he did turn (to
Us in true devotion):
35. He said, "O my Lord!
Forgive me, and grant me a kingdom which, (it may be), suits not
another after me: for Thou art the Grantor of Bounties (without
36. Then We subjected
the wind to his power, to flow gently to his order, Whithersoever
37. As also the evil
ones, (including) every kind of builder and diver,-
38. As also others bound
together in fetters.
39. "Such are Our Bounties:
whether thou bestow them (on others) or withhold them, no account
will be asked."
40. And he enjoyed,
indeed, a Near Approach to Us, and a beautiful Place of (Final)
41. Commemorate Our
Servant Job. Behold he cried to his Lord: "The Evil One has afflicted
me with distress and suffering!"
42. (The command was
given:) "Strike with thy foot: here is (water) wherein to wash,
cool and refreshing, and (water) to drink."
43. And We gave him
(back) his people, and doubled their number,- as a Grace from Ourselves,
and a thing for commemoration, for all who have Understanding.
44. "And take in thy
hand a little grass, and strike therewith: and break not (thy oath)."
Truly We found him full of patience and constancy. How excellent
in Our service! ever did he turn (to Us)!
45. And commemorate
Our Servants Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, possessors of Power and
46. Verily We did choose
them for a special (purpose)- proclaiming the Message of the Hereafter.
47. They were, in Our
sight, truly, of the company of the Elect and the Good.
48. And commemorate
Isma'il, Elisha, and Zul-Kifl: Each of them was of the Company of
49. This is a Message
(of admonition): and verily, for the righteous, is a beautiful Place
of (Final) Return,-
50. Gardens of Eternity,
whose doors will (ever) be open to them;
51. Therein will they
recline (at ease): Therein can they call (at pleasure) for fruit
in abundance, and (delicious) drink;
52. And beside them
will be chaste women restraining their glances, (companions) of
53. Such is the Promise
made, to you for the Day of Account!
54. Truly such will
be Our Bounty (to you); it will never fail;-
55. Yea, such! but -
for the wrong-doers will be an evil place of (Final) Return!-
56. Hell!- they will
burn therein, - an evil bed (indeed, to lie on)!-
57. Yea, such! - then
shall they taste it,- a boiling fluid, and a fluid dark, murky,
58. And other Penalties
of a similar kind, to match them!
59. Here is a troop
rushing headlong with you! No welcome for them! truly, they shall
burn in the Fire!
60. (The followers shall
cry to the misleaders:) "Nay, ye (too)! No welcome for you! It is
ye who have brought this upon us! Now evil is (this) place to stay
61. They will say: "Our
Lord! whoever brought this upon us,- Add to him a double Penalty
in the Fire!"
62. And they will say:
"What has happened to us that we see not men whom we used to number
among the bad ones?
63. "Did we treat them
(as such) in ridicule, or have (our) eyes failed to perceive them?"
64. Truly that is just
and fitting,- the mutual recriminations of the People of the Fire!
65. Say: "Truly am I
a Warner: no god is there but the one Allah, Supreme and Irresistible,-
66. "The Lord of the
heavens and the earth, and all between,- Exalted in Might, able
to enforce His Will, forgiving again and again."
67. Say: "That is a
Message Supreme (above all),-
68. "From which ye do
69. "No knowledge have
I of the Chiefs on high, when they discuss (matters) among themselves.
70. 'Only this has been
revealed to me: that I am to give warning plainly and publicly."
71. Behold, thy Lord
said to the angels: "I am about to create man from clay:
72. "When I have fashioned
him (in due proportion) and breathed into him of My spirit, fall
ye down in obeisance unto him."
73. So the angels prostrated
themselves, all of them together:
74. Not so Iblis: he
was haughty, and became one of those who reject Faith.
75. ((Allah)) said:
"O Iblis! What prevents thee from prostrating thyself to one whom
I have created with my hands? Art thou haughty? Or art thou one
of the high (and mighty) ones?"
76. (Iblis) said: "I
am better than he: thou createdst me from fire, and him thou createdst
77. ((Allah)) said:
"Then get thee out from here: for thou art rejected, accursed.
78. "And My curse shall
be on thee till the Day of Judgment."
79. (Iblis) said: "O
my Lord! Give me then respite till the Day the (dead) are raised."
80. ((Allah)) said:
"Respite then is granted thee-
81. "Till the Day of
the Time Appointed."
82. (Iblis) said: "Then,
by Thy power, I will put them all in the wrong,-
83. "Except Thy Servants
amongst them, sincere and purified (by Thy Grace)."
84. ((Allah)) said:
"Then it is just and fitting- and I say what is just and fitting-
85. "That I will certainly
fill Hell with thee and those that follow thee,- every one."
86. Say: "No reward
do I ask of you for this (Qur'an), nor am I a pretender.
87. "This is no less
than a Message to (all) the Worlds.
88. "And ye shall certainly
know the truth of it (all) after a while."