1. Ha Mim
2. The revelation of
this Book is from Allah, Exalted in Power, Full of Knowledge,-
3. Who forgiveth sin,
accepteth repentance, is strict in punishment, and hath a long reach
(in all things). there is no god but He: to Him is the final goal.
4. None can dispute about
the Signs of Allah but the Unbelievers. Let not, then, their strutting
about through the land deceive thee!
5. But (there were people)
before them, who denied (the Signs),- the People of Noah, and the
Confederates (of Evil) after them; and every People plotted against
their prophet, to seize him, and disputed by means of vanities,
therewith to condemn the Truth; but it was I that seized them! and
how (terrible) was My Requital!
6. Thus was the Decree
of thy Lord proved true against the Unbelievers; that truly they
are Companions of the Fire!
7. Those who sustain
the Throne (of Allah. and those around it Sing Glory and Praise
to their Lord; believe in Him; and implore Forgiveness for those
who believe: "Our Lord! Thy Reach is over all things, in Mercy and
Knowledge. Forgive, then, those who turn in Repentance, and follow
Thy Path; and preserve them from the Penalty of the Blazing Fire!
8. "And grant, our Lord!
that they enter the Gardens of Eternity, which Thou hast promised
to them, and to the righteous among their fathers, their wives,
and their posterity! For Thou art (He), the Exalted in Might, Full
9. "And preserve them
from (all) ills; and any whom Thou dost preserve from ills that
Day,- on them wilt Thou have bestowed Mercy indeed: and that will
be truly (for them) the highest Achievement".
10. The Unbelievers
will be addressed: "Greater was the aversion of Allah to you than
(is) your aversion to yourselves, seeing that ye were called to
the Faith and ye used to refuse."
11. They will say: "Our
Lord! twice hast Thou made us without life, and twice hast Thou
given us Life! Now have we recognised our sins: Is there any way
out (of this)?"
12. (The answer will
be:) "This is because, when Allah was invoked as the Only (object
of worship), ye did reject Faith, but when partners were joined
to Him, ye believed! the Command is with Allah, Most High, Most
13. He it is Who showeth
you his Signs, and sendeth down sustenance for you from the sky:
but only those receive admonition who turn (to Allah..
14. Call ye, then, upon
Allah with sincere devotion to Him, even though the Unbelievers
may detest it.
15. Raised high above
ranks (or degrees), (He is) the Lord of the Throne (of Authority):
by His Command doth He send the Spirit (of inspiration) to any of
His servants he pleases, that it may warn (men) of the Day of Mutual
16. The Day whereon
they will (all) come forth: not a single thing concerning them is
hidden from Allah. Whose will be the dominion that Day?" That of
Allah, the One the Irresistible!
17. That Day will every
soul be requited for what it earned; no injustice will there be
that Day, for Allah is Swift in taking account.
18. Warn them of the
Day that is (ever) drawing near, when the hearts will (come) right
up to the throats to choke (them); No intimate friend nor intercessor
will the wrong-doers have, who could be listened to.
19. ((Allah)) knows
of (the tricks) that deceive with the eyes, and all that the hearts
(of men) conceal.
20. And Allah will judge
with (justice and) Truth: but those whom (men) invoke besides Him,
will not (be in a position) to judge at all. Verily it is Allah
(alone) Who hears and sees (all things).
21. Do they not travel
through the earth and see what was the End of those before them?
They were even superior to them in strength, and in the traces (they
have left) in the land: but Allah did call them to account for their
sins, and none had they to defend them against Allah.
22. That was because
there came to them their apostles with Clear (Signs), but they rejected
them: So Allah called them to account: for He is Full of Strength,
Strict in Punishment.
23. Of old We sent Moses,
with Our Signs and an authority manifest,
24. To Pharaoh, Haman,
and Qarun; but they called (him)" a sorcerer telling lies!"...
25. Now, when he came
to them in Truth, from Us, they said, "Slay the sons of those who
believe with him, and keep alive their females," but the plots of
Unbelievers (end) in nothing but errors (and delusions)!...
26. Said Pharaoh: "Leave
me to slay Moses; and let him call on his Lord! What I fear is lest
he should change your religion, or lest he should cause mischief
to appear in the land!"
27. Moses said: "I have
indeed called upon my Lord and your Lord (for protection) from every
arrogant one who believes not in the Day of Account!"
28. A believer, a man
from among the people of Pharaoh, who had concealed his faith, said:
"Will ye slay a man because he says, 'My Lord is Allah.?- when he
has indeed come to you with Clear (Signs) from your Lord? and if
he be a liar, on him is (the sin of) his lie: but, if he is telling
the Truth, then will fall on you something of the (calamity) of
which he warns you: Truly Allah guides not one who transgresses
29. "O my People! Yours
is the dominion this day: Ye have the upper hand in the land: but
who will help us from the Punishment of Allah, should it befall
us?" Pharaoh said: "I but point out to you that which I see (myself);
Nor do I guide you but to the Path of Right!"
30. Then said the man
who believed: "O my people! Truly I do fear for you something like
the Day (of disaster) of the Confederates (in sin)!-
31. "Something like
the fate of the People of Noah, the 'Ad, and the Thamud, and those
who came after them: but Allah never wishes injustice to his Servants.
32. "And O my people!
I fear for you a Day when there will be Mutual calling (and wailing),-
33. "A Day when ye shall
turn your backs and flee: No defender shall ye have from Allah.
Any whom Allah leaves to stray, there is none to guide...
34. "And to you there
came Joseph in times gone by, with Clear Signs, but ye ceased not
to doubt of the (Mission) for which he had come: At length, when
he died, ye said: 'No apostle will Allah send after him.' thus doth
Allah leave to stray such as transgress and live in doubt,-
35. "(Such) as dispute
about the Signs of Allah, without any authority that hath reached
them, grievous and odious (is such conduct) in the sight of Allah
and of the Believers. Thus doth Allah, seal up every heart - of
arrogant and obstinate Transgressors."
36. Pharaoh said: "O
Haman! Build me a lofty palace, that I may attain the ways and means-
37. "The ways and means
of (reaching) the heavens, and that I may mount up to the Allah
of Moses: But as far as I am concerned, I think (Moses) is a liar!"
Thus was made alluring, in Pharaoh's eyes, the evil of his deeds,
and he was hindered from the Path; and the plot of Pharaoh led to
nothing but perdition (for him).
38. The man who believed
said further: "O my people! Follow me: I will lead you to the Path
39. "O my people! This
life of the present is nothing but (temporary) convenience: It is
the Hereafter that is the Home that will last.
40. "He that works evil
will not be requited but by the like thereof: and he that works
a righteous deed - whether man or woman - and is a Believer- such
will enter the Garden (of Bliss): Therein will they have abundance
41. "And O my people!
How (strange) it is for me to call you to Salvation while ye call
me to the Fire!
42. "Ye do call upon
me to blaspheme against Allah, and to join with Him partners of
whom I have no knowledge; and I call you to the Exalted in Power,
Who forgives again and again!"
43. "Without doubt ye
do call me to one who is not fit to be called to, whether in this
world, or in the Hereafter; our return will be to Allah. and the
Transgressors will be Companions of the Fire!
44. "Soon will ye remember
what I say to you (now), My (own) affair I commit to Allah. for
Allah (ever) watches over His Servants."
45. Then Allah saved
him from (every) ill that they plotted (against him), but the burnt
of the Penalty encompassed on all sides the People of Pharaoh.
46. In front of the
Fire will they be brought, morning and evening: And (the sentence
will be) on the Day that Judgment will be established: "Cast ye
the People of Pharaoh into the severest Penalty!"
47. Behold, they will
dispute with each other in the Fire! The weak ones (who followed)
will say to those who had been arrogant, "We but followed you: Can
ye then take (on yourselves) from us some share of the Fire?
48. Those who had been
arrogant will say: "We are all in this (Fire)! Truly, Allah has
judged between (his) Servants!"
49. Those in the Fire
will say to the Keepers of Hell: "Pray to your Lord to lighten us
the Penalty for a day (at least)!"
50. They will say: "Did
there not come to you your apostles with Clear Signs?" They will
say, "Yes". They will reply, "Then pray (as ye like)! But the prayer
of those without Faith is nothing but (futile wandering) in (mazes
51. We will, without
doubt, help our apostles and those who believe, (both) in this world's
life and on the Day when the Witnesses will stand forth,-
52. The Day when no
profit will it be to Wrong-doers to present their excuses, but they
will (only) have the Curse and the Home of Misery.
53. We did aforetime
give Moses the (Book of) Guidance, and We gave the book in inheritance
to the Children of Israel,-
54. A Guide and a Message
to men of Understanding.
55. Patiently, then,
persevere: for the Promise of Allah is true: and ask forgiveness
for thy fault, and celebrate the Praises of thy Lord in the evening
and in the morning.
56. Those who dispute
about the signs of Allah without any authority bestowed on them,-
there is nothing in their breasts but (the quest of) greatness,
which they shall never attain to: seek refuge, then, in Allah. It
is He Who hears and sees (all things).
57. Assuredly the creation
of the heavens and the earth is a greater (matter) than the creation
of men: Yet most men understand not.
58. Not equal are the
blind and those who (clearly) see: Nor are (equal) those who believe
and work deeds of righteousness, and those who do evil. Little do
ye learn by admonition!
59. The Hour will certainly
come: Therein is no doubt: Yet most men believe not.
60. And your Lord says:
"Call on Me; I will answer your (Prayer): but those who are too
arrogant to serve Me will surely find themselves in Hell - in humiliation!"
61. It is Allah Who
has made the Night for you, that ye may rest therein, and the days
as that which helps (you) to see. Verily Allah is full of Grace
and Bounty to men: yet most men give no thanks.
62. Such is Allah, your
Lord, the Creator of all things, there is no god but He: Then how
ye are deluded away from the Truth!
63. Thus are deluded
those who are wont to reject the Signs of Allah.
64. It is Allah Who
has made for you the earth as a resting place, and the sky as a
canopy, and has given you shape- and made your shapes beautiful,-
and has provided for you Sustenance, of things pure and good;- such
is Allah your Lord. So Glory to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds!
65. He is the Living
(One): There is no god but He: Call upon Him, giving Him sincere
devotion. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds!
66. Say: "I have been
forbidden to invoke those whom ye invoke besides Allah,- seeing
that the Clear Sings have come to me from my Lord; and I have been
commanded to bow (in Islam) to the Lord of the Worlds."
67. It is He Who has
created you from dust then from a sperm-drop, then from a leech-like
clot; then does he get you out (into the light) as a child: then
lets you (grow and) reach your age of full strength; then lets you
become old,- though of you there are some who die before;- and lets
you reach a Term appointed; in order that ye may learn wisdom.
68. It is He Who gives
Life and Death; and when He decides upon an affair, He says to it,
"Be", and it is.
69. Seest thou not those
that dispute concerning the Sings of Allah. How are they turned
away (from Reality)?-
70. Those who reject
the Book and the (revelations) with which We sent our apostles:
but soon shall they know,-
71. When the yokes (shall
be) round their necks, and the chains; they shall be dragged along-
72. In the boiling fetid
fluid: then in the Fire shall they be burned;
73. Then shall it be
said to them: "Where are the (deities) to which ye gave part- worship-
74. "In derogation of
Allah." They will reply: "They have left us in the lurch: Nay, we
invoked not, of old, anything (that had real existence)." Thus does
Allah leave the Unbelievers to stray.
75. "That was because
ye were wont to rejoice on the earth in things other than the Truth,
and that ye were wont to be insolent.
76. "Enter ye the gates
of Hell, to dwell therein: and evil is (this) abode of the arrogant!"
77. So persevere in
patience; for the Promise of Allah is true: and whether We show
thee (in this life) some part of what We promise them,- or We take
thy soul (to Our Mercy) (before that),-(in any case) it is to Us
that they shall (all) return.
78. We did aforetime
send apostles before thee: of them there are some whose story We
have related to thee, and some whose story We have not related to
thee. It was not (possible) for any apostle to bring a sign except
by the leave of Allah. but when the Command of Allah issued, the
matter was decided in truth and justice, and there perished, there
and then those who stood on Falsehoods.
79. It is Allah Who
made cattle for you, that ye may use some for riding and some for
80. And there are (other)
advantages in them for you (besides); that ye may through them attain
to any need (there may be) in your hearts; and on them and on ships
ye are carried.
81. And He shows you
(always) His Signs: then which of the Signs of Allah will ye deny?
82. Do they not travel
through the earth and see what was the End of those before them?
They were more numerous than these and superior in strength and
in the traces (they have left) in the land: Yet all that they accomplished
was of no profit to them.
83. For when their apostles
came to them with Clear Signs, they exulted in such knowledge (and
skill) as they had; but that very (Wrath) at which they were wont
to scoff hemmed them in.
84. But when they saw
Our Punishment, they said: "We believe in Allah,- the one Allah
- and we reject the partners we used to join with Him."
85. But their professing
the Faith when they (actually) saw Our Punishment was not going
to profit them. (Such has been) Allah.s Way of dealing with His
Servants (from the most ancient times). And even thus did the Rejecters
of Allah perish (utterly)!