2. By the Book that makes
3. We have made it a
Qur'an in Arabic, that ye may be able to understand (and learn wisdom).
4. And verily, it is
in the Mother of the Book, in Our Presence, high (in dignity), full
5. Shall We then take
away the Message from you and repel (you), for that ye are a people
transgressing beyond bounds?
6. But how many were
the prophets We sent amongst the peoples of old?
7. And never came there
a prophet to them but they mocked him.
8. So We destroyed (them)-
stronger in power than these;- and (thus) has passed on the Parable
of the peoples of old.
9. If thou wert to question
them, 'Who created the heavens and the earth?' They would be sure
to reply, 'they were created by (Him), the Exalted in Power, Full
10. (Yea, the same that)
has made for you the earth (like a carpet) spread out, and has made
for you roads (and channels) therein, in order that ye may find
guidance (on the way);
11. That sends down
(from time to time) rain from the sky in due measure;- and We raise
to life therewith a land that is dead; even so will ye be raised
(from the dead);-
12. That has created
pairs in all things, and has made for you ships and cattle on which
13. In order that ye
may sit firm and square on their backs, and when so seated, ye may
celebrate the (kind) favour of your Lord, and say, "Glory to Him
Who has subjected these to our (use), for we could never have accomplished
this (by ourselves),
14. "And to our Lord,
surely, must we turn back!"
15. Yet they attribute
to some of His servants a share with Him (in his godhead)! truly
is man a blasphemous ingrate avowed!
16. What! has He taken
daughters out of what He himself creates, and granted to you sons
17. When news is brought
to one of them of (the birth of) what he sets up as a likeness to
((Allah)) Most Gracious, his face darkens, and he is filled with
18. Is then one brought
up among trinkets, and unable to give a clear account in a dispute
(to be associated with Allah.?
19. And they make into
females angels who themselves serve Allah. Did they witness their
creation? Their evidence will be recorded, and they will be called
20. ("Ah!") they say,
"If it had been the will of ((Allah)) Most Gracious, we should not
have worshipped such (deities)!" Of that they have no knowledge!
they do nothing but lie!
21. What! have We given
them a Book before this, to which they are holding fast?
22. Nay! they say: "We
found our fathers following a certain religion, and we do guide
ourselves by their footsteps."
23. Just in the same
way, whenever We sent a Warner before thee to any people, the wealthy
ones among them said: "We found our fathers following a certain
religion, and we will certainly follow in their footsteps."
24. He said: "What!
Even if I brought you better guidance than that which ye found your
fathers following?" They said: "For us, we deny that ye (prophets)
are sent (on a mission at all)."
25. So We exacted retribution
from them: now see what was the end of those who rejected (Truth)!
26. Behold! Abraham
said to his father and his people: "I do indeed clear myself of
what ye worship:
27. "(I worship) only
Him Who made me, and He will certainly guide me."
28. And he left it as
a Word to endure among those who came after him, that they may turn
back (to Allah..
29. Yea, I have given
the good things of this life to these (men) and their fathers, until
the Truth has come to them, and an apostle making things clear.
30. But when the Truth
came to them, they said: "This is sorcery, and we do reject it."
31. Also, they say:
"Why is not this Qur'an sent down to some leading man in either
of the two (chief) cities?"
32. Is it they who would
portion out the Mercy of thy Lord? It is We Who portion out between
them their livelihood in the life of this world: and We raise some
of them above others in ranks, so that some may command work from
others. But the Mercy of thy Lord is better than the (wealth) which
33. And were it not
that (all) men might become of one (evil) way of life, We would
provide, for everyone that blasphemes against ((Allah)) Most Gracious,
silver roofs for their houses and (silver) stair-ways on which to
34. And (silver) doors
to their houses, and thrones (of silver) on which they could recline,
35. And also adornments
of gold. But all this were nothing but conveniences of the present
life: The Hereafter, in the sight of thy Lord is for the Righteous.
36. If anyone withdraws
himself from remembrance of ((Allah)) Most Gracious, We appoint
for him an evil one, to be an intimate companion to him.
37. Such (evil ones)
really hinder them from the Path, but they think that they are being
38. At length, when
(such a one) comes to Us, he says (to his evil companion): "Would
that between me and thee were the distance of East and West!" Ah!
evil is the companion (indeed)!
39. When ye have done
wrong, it will avail you nothing, that Day, that ye shall be partners
40. Canst thou then
make the deaf to hear, or give direction to the blind or to such
as (wander) in manifest error?
41. Even if We take
thee away, We shall be sure to exact retribution from them,
42. Or We shall show
thee that (accomplished) which We have promised them: for verily
We shall prevail over them.
43. So hold thou fast
to the Revelation sent down to thee; verily thou art on a Straight
44. The (Qur'an) is
indeed the message, for thee and for thy people; and soon shall
ye (all) be brought to account.
45. And question thou
our apostles whom We sent before thee; did We appoint any deities
other than ((Allah)) Most Gracious, to be worshipped?
46. We did send Moses
aforetime, with Our Signs, to Pharaoh and his Chiefs: He said, "I
am an apostle of the Lord of the Worlds."
47. But when he came
to them with Our Signs, behold they ridiculed them.
48. We showed them Sign
after Sign, each greater than its fellow, and We seized them with
Punishment, in order that they might turn (to Us).
49. And they said, "O
thou sorcerer! Invoke thy Lord for us according to His covenant
with thee; for we shall truly accept guidance."
50. But when We removed
the Penalty from them, behold, they broke their word.
51. And Pharaoh proclaimed
among his people, saying: "O my people! Does not the dominion of
Egypt belong to me, (witness) these streams flowing underneath my
(palace)? What! see ye not then?
52. "Am I not better
than this (Moses), who is a contemptible wretch and can scarcely
express himself clearly?
53. "Then why are not
gold bracelets bestowed on him, or (why) come (not) with him angels
accompanying him in procession?"
54. Thus did he make
fools of his people, and they obeyed him: truly were they a people
rebellious (against Allah..
55. When at length they
provoked Us, We exacted retribution from them, and We drowned them
56. And We made them
(a people) of the Past and an Example to later ages.
57. When (Jesus) the
son of Mary is held up as an example, behold, thy people raise a
clamour thereat (in ridicule)!
58. And they say, "Are
our gods best, or he?" This they set forth to thee, only by way
of disputation: yea, they are a contentious people.
59. He was no more than
a servant: We granted Our favour to him, and We made him an example
to the Children of Israel.
60. And if it were Our
Will, We could make angels from amongst you, succeeding each other
on the earth.
61. And (Jesus) shall
be a Sign (for the coming of) the Hour (of Judgment): therefore
have no doubt about the (Hour), but follow ye Me: this is a Straight
62. Let not the Evil
One hinder you: for he is to you an enemy avowed.
63. When Jesus came
with Clear Signs, he said: "Now have I come to you with Wisdom,
and in order to make clear to you some of the (points) on which
ye dispute: therefore fear Allah and obey me.
64. "For Allah, He is
my Lord and your Lord: so worship ye Him: this is a Straight Way."
65. But sects from among
themselves fell into disagreement: then woe to the wrong-doers,
from the Penalty of a Grievous Day!
66. Do they only wait
for the Hour - that it should come on them all of a sudden, while
they perceive not?
67. Friends on that
day will be foes, one to another,- except the Righteous.
68. My devotees! no
fear shall be on you that Day, nor shall ye grieve,-
69. (Being) those who
have believed in Our Signs and bowed (their wills to Ours) in Islam.
70. Enter ye the Garden,
ye and your wives, in (beauty and) rejoicing.
71. To them will be
passed round, dishes and goblets of gold: there will be there all
that the souls could desire, all that their ayes could delight in:
and ye shall abide therein (for eye).
72. Such will be the
Garden of which ye are made heirs for your (good) deeds (in life).
73. Ye shall have therein
abundance of fruit, from which ye shall have satisfaction.
74. The sinners will
be in the Punishment of Hell, to dwell therein (for aye):
75. Nowise will the
(Punishment) be lightened for them, and in despair will they be
76. Nowise shall We
be unjust to them: but it is they who have been unjust themselves.
77. They will cry: "O
Malik! would that thy Lord put an end to us!" He will say, "Nay,
but ye shall abide!"
78. Verily We have brought
the Truth to you: but most of you have a hatred for Truth.
79. What! have they
settled some plan (among themselves)? But it is We Who settle things.
80. Or do they think
that We hear not their secrets and their private counsels? Indeed
(We do), and Our messengers are by them, to record.
81. Say: "If ((Allah))
Most Gracious had a son, I would be the first to worship."
82. Glory to the Lord
of the heavens and the earth, the Lord of the Throne (of Authority)!
(He is free) from the things they attribute (to him)!
83. So leave them to
babble and play (with vanities) until they meet that Day of theirs,
which they have been promised.
84. It is He Who is
Allah in heaven and Allah on earth; and He is full of Wisdom and
85. And blessed is He
to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all
between them: with Him is the Knowledge of the Hour (of Judgment):
and to Him shall ye be brought back.
86. And those whom they
invoke besides Allah have no power of intercession;- only he who
bears witness to the Truth, and they know (him).
87. If thou ask them,
who created them, they will certainly say, Allah. How then are they
deluded away (from the Truth)?
88. ((Allah) has knowledge)
of the (Prophet's) cry, "O my Lord! Truly these are people who will
89. But turn away from
them, and say "Peace!" But soon shall they know!