1. The revelation
of this Book is from Allah, the Exalted in Power, full of Wisdom.
2. Verily it is We Who
have revealed the Book to thee in Truth: so serve Allah, offering
Him sincere devotion.
3. Is it not to Allah
that sincere devotion is due? But those who take for protectors
other than Allah (say): "We only serve them in order that they may
bring us nearer to Allah." Truly Allah will judge between them in
that wherein they differ. But Allah guides not such as are false
4. Had Allah wished to
take to Himself a son, He could have chosen whom He pleased out
of those whom He doth create: but Glory be to Him! (He is above
such things.) He is Allah, the One, the Irresistible.
5. He created the heavens
and the earth in true (proportions): He makes the Night overlap
the Day, and the Day overlap the Night: He has subjected the sun
and the moon (to His law): Each one follows a course for a time
appointed. Is not He the Exalted in Power - He Who forgives again
6. He created you (all)
from a single person: then created, of like nature, his mate; and
he sent down for you eight head of cattle in pairs: He makes you,
in the wombs of your mothers, in stages, one after another, in three
veils of darkness. such is Allah, your Lord and Cherisher: to Him
belongs (all) dominion. There is no god but He: then how are ye
turned away (from your true Centre)?
7. If ye reject ((Allah)),
Truly Allah hath no need of you; but He liketh not ingratitude from
His servants: if ye are grateful, He is pleased with you. No bearer
of burdens can bear the burden of another. In the end, to your Lord
is your Return, when He will tell you the truth of all that ye did
(in this life). for He knoweth well all that is in (men's) hearts.
8. When some trouble
toucheth man, he crieth unto his Lord, turning to Him in repentance:
but when He bestoweth a favour upon him as from Himself, (man) doth
forget what he cried and prayed for before, and he doth set up rivals
unto Allah, thus misleading others from Allah.s Path. Say, "Enjoy
thy blasphemy for a little while: verily thou art (one) of the Companions
of the Fire!"
9. Is one who worships
devoutly during the hour of the night prostrating himself or standing
(in adoration), who takes heed of the Hereafter, and who places
his hope in the Mercy of his Lord - (like one who does not)? Say:
"Are those equal, those who know and those who do not know? It is
those who are endued with understanding that receive admonition.
10. Say: "O ye my servants
who believe! Fear your Lord, good is (the reward) for those who
do good in this world. Spacious is Allah.s earth! those who patiently
persevere will truly receive a reward without measure!"
11. Say: "Verily, I
am commanded to serve Allah with sincere devotion;
12. "And I am commanded
to be the first of those who bow to Allah in Islam."
13. Say: "I would, if
I disobeyed my Lord, indeed have fear of the Penalty of a Mighty
14. Say: "It is Allah
I serve, with my sincere (and exclusive) devotion:
15. "Serve ye what ye
will besides him." Say: "Truly, those in loss are those who lose
their own souls and their People on the Day of Judgment: Ah! that
is indeed the (real and) evident Loss!
16. They shall have
Layers of Fire above them, and Layers (of Fire) below them: with
this doth Allah warn off his servants: "O My Servants! then fear
17. Those who eschew
Evil,- and fall not into its worship,- and turn to Allah (in repentance),-
for them is Good News: so announce the Good News to My Servants,-
18. Those who listen
to the Word, and follow the best (meaning) in it: those are the
ones whom Allah has guided, and those are the ones endued with understanding.
19. Is, then, one against
whom the decree of Punishment is justly due (equal to one who eschews
Evil)? Wouldst thou, then, deliver one (who is) in the Fire?
20. But it is for those
who fear their Lord. That lofty mansions, one above another, have
been built: beneath them flow rivers (of delight): (such is) the
Promise of Allah. never doth Allah fail in (His) promise.
21. Seest thou not that
Allah sends down rain from the sky, and leads it through springs
in the earth? Then He causes to grow, therewith, produce of various
colours: then it withers; thou wilt see it grow yellow; then He
makes it dry up and crumble away. Truly, in this, is a Message of
remembrance to men of understanding.
22. Is one whose heart
Allah has opened to Islam, so that he has received Enlightenment
from Allah, (no better than one hard-hearted)? Woe to those whose
hearts are hardened against celebrating the praises of Allah. they
are manifestly wandering (in error)!
23. Allah has revealed
(from time to time) the most beautiful Message in the form of a
Book, consistent with itself, (yet) repeating (its teaching in various
aspects): the skins of those who fear their Lord tremble thereat;
then their skins and their hearts do soften to the celebration of
Allah.s praises. Such is the guidance of Allah. He guides therewith
whom He pleases, but such as Allah leaves to stray, can have none
24. Is, then, one who
has to fear the brunt of the Penalty on the Day of Judgment (and
receive it) on his face, (like one guarded therefrom)? It will be
said to the wrong- doers: "Taste ye (the fruits of) what ye earned!"
25. Those before them
(also) rejected (revelation), and so the Punishment came to them
from directions they did not perceive.
26. So Allah gave them
a taste of humiliation in the present life, but greater is the punishment
of the Hereafter, if they only knew!
27. We have put forth
for men, in this Qur'an every kind of Parable, in order that they
may receive admonition.
28. (It is) a Qur'an
in Arabic, without any crookedness (therein): in order that they
may guard against Evil.
29. Allah puts forth
a Parable a man belonging to many partners at variance with each
other, and a man belonging entirely to one master: are those two
equal in comparison? Praise be to Allah. but most of them have no
30. Truly thou wilt
die (one day), and truly they (too) will die (one day).
31. In the end will
ye (all), on the Day of Judgment, settle your disputes in the presence
of your Lord.
32. Who, then, doth
more wrong than one who utters a lie concerning Allah, and rejects
the Truth when it comes to him; is there not in Hell an abode for
33. And he who brings
the Truth and he who confirms (and supports) it - such are the men
who do right.
34. They shall have
all that they wish for, in the presence of their Lord: such is the
reward of those who do good:
35. So that Allah will
turn off from them (even) the worst in their deeds and give them
their reward according to the best of what they have done.
36. Is not Allah enough
for his Servant? But they try to frighten thee with other (gods)
besides Him! for such as Allah leaves to stray, there can be no
37. And such as Allah
doth guide there can be none to lead astray. Is not Allah Exalted
in Power, (Able to enforce His Will), Lord of Retribution?
38. If indeed thou ask
them who it is that created the heavens and the earth, they would
be sure to say, "(Allah)". Say: "See ye then? the things that ye
invoke besides Allah,- can they, if Allah wills some Penalty for
me, remove His Penalty?- Or if He wills some Grace for me, can they
keep back his Grace?" Say: "Sufficient is Allah for me! In Him trust
those who put their trust."
39. Say: "O my People!
Do whatever ye can: I will do (my part): but soon will ye know-
40. "Who it is to whom
comes a Penalty of ignominy, and on whom descends a Penalty that
41. Verily We have revealed
the Book to thee in Truth, for (instructing) mankind. He, then,
that receives guidance benefits his own soul: but he that strays
injures his own soul. Nor art thou set over them to dispose of their
42. It is Allah that
takes the souls (of men) at death; and those that die not (He takes)
during their sleep: those on whom He has passed the decree of death,
He keeps back (from returning to life), but the rest He sends (to
their bodies) for a term appointed verily in this are Signs for
those who reflect.
43. What! Do they take
for intercessors others besides Allah. Say: "Even if they have no
power whatever and no intelligence?"
44. Say: "To Allah belongs
exclusively (the right to grant) intercession: to Him belongs the
dominion of the heavens and the earth: In the End, it is to Him
that ye shall be brought back."
45. When Allah, the
One and Only, is mentioned, the hearts of those who believe not
in the Hereafter are filled with disgust and horror; but when (gods)
other than He are mentioned, behold, they are filled with joy!
46. Say: "O Allah. Creator
of the heavens and the earth! Knower of all that is hidden and open!
it is Thou that wilt judge between Thy Servants in those matters
about which they have differed."
47. Even if the wrong-doers
had all that there is on earth, and as much more, (in vain) would
they offer it for ransom from the pain of the Penalty on the Day
of Judgment: but something will confront them from Allah, which
they could never have counted upon!
48. For the evils of
their Deeds will confront them, and they will be (completely) encircled
by that which they used to mock at!
49. Now, when trouble
touches man, he cries to Us: But when We bestow a favour upon him
as from Ourselves, he says, "This has been given to me because of
a certain knowledge (I have)!" Nay, but this is but a trial, but
most of them understand not!
50. Thus did the (generations)
before them say! But all that they did was of no profit to them.
51. Nay, the evil results
of their Deeds overtook them. And the wrong-doers of this (generation)-
the evil results of their Deeds will soon overtake them (too), and
they will never be able to frustrate (Our Plan)!
52. Know they not that
Allah enlarges the provision or restricts it, for any He pleases?
Verily, in this are Signs for those who believe!
53. Say: "O my Servants
who have transgressed against their souls! Despair not of the Mercy
of Allah. for Allah forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving,
54. "Turn ye to our
Lord (in repentance) and bow to His (Will), before the Penalty comes
on you: after that ye shall not be helped.
55. "And follow the
best of (the courses) revealed to you from your Lord, before the
Penalty comes on you - of a sudden while ye perceive not!-
56. "Lest the soul should
(then) say: 'Ah! Woe is me!- In that I neglected (my duty) towards
Allah, and was but among those who mocked!'-
57. "Or (lest) it should
say: 'If only Allah had guided me, I should certainly have been
among the righteous!'-
58. "Or (lest) it should
say when it (actually) sees the penalty: 'If only I had another
chance, I should certainly be among those who do good!'
59. "(The reply will
be:) 'Nay, but there came to thee my Signs, and thou didst reject
them: thou wast Haughty, and became one of those who reject faith!'"
60. On the Day of Judgment
wilt thou see those who told lies against Allah.- their faces will
be turned black; Is there not in Hell an abode for the Haughty?
61. But Allah will deliver
the righteous to their place of salvation: no evil shall touch them,
nor shall they grieve.
62. Allah is the Creator
of all things, and He is the Guardian and Disposer of all affairs.
63. To Him belong the
keys of the heavens and the earth: and those who reject the Signs
of Allah,- it is they who will be in loss.
64. Say: "Is it some
one other than Allah that ye order me to worship, O ye ignorant
65. But it has already
been revealed to thee,- as it was to those before thee,- "If thou
wert to join (gods with Allah., truly fruitless will be thy work
(in life), and thou wilt surely be in the ranks of those who lose
(all spiritual good)".
66. Nay, but worship
Allah, and be of those who give thanks.
67. No just estimate
have they made of Allah, such as is due to Him: On the Day of Judgment
the whole of the earth will be but His handful, and the heavens
will be rolled up in His right hand: Glory to Him! High is He above
the Partners they attribute to Him!
68. The Trumpet will
(just) be sounded, when all that are in the heavens and on earth
will swoon, except such as it will please Allah (to exempt). Then
will a second one be sounded, when, behold, they will be standing
and looking on!
69. And the Earth will
shine with the Glory of its Lord: the Record (of Deeds) will be
placed (open); the prophets and the witnesses will be brought forward
and a just decision pronounced between them; and they will not be
wronged (in the least).
70. And to every soul
will be paid in full (the fruit) of its Deeds; and ((Allah)) knoweth
best all that they do.
71. The Unbelievers
will be led to Hell in crowd: until, when they arrive, there, its
gates will be opened. And its keepers will say, "Did not apostles
come to you from among yourselves, rehearsing to you the Signs of
your Lord, and warning you of the Meeting of This Day of yours?"
The answer will be: "True: but the Decree of Punishment has been
proved true against the Unbelievers!"
72. (To them) will be
said: "Enter ye the gates of Hell, to dwell therein: and evil is
(this) Abode of the Arrogant!"
73. And those who feared
their Lord will be led to the Garden in crowds: until behold, they
arrive there; its gates will be opened; and its keepers will say:
"Peace be upon you! well have ye done! enter ye here, to dwell therein."
74. They will say: "Praise
be to Allah, Who has truly fulfilled His Promise to us, and has
given us (this) land in heritage: We can dwell in the Garden as
we will: how excellent a reward for those who work (righteousness)!"
75. And thou wilt see
the angels surrounding the Throne (Divine) on all sides, singing
Glory and Praise to their Lord. The Decision between them (at Judgment)
will be in (perfect) justice, and the cry (on all sides) will be,
"Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds!"