2. The revelation of
the Book is from Allah the Exalted in Power, Full of Wisdom.
3. Verily in the heavens
and the earth, are Signs for those who believe.
4. And in the creation
of yourselves and the fact that animals are scattered (through the
earth), are Signs for those of assured Faith.
5. And in the alternation
of Night and Day, and the fact that Allah sends down Sustenance
from the sky, and revives therewith the earth after its death, and
in the change of the winds,- are Signs for those that are wise.
6. Such are the Signs
of Allah, which We rehearse to thee in Truth; then in what exposition
will they believe after (rejecting) Allah and His Signs?
7. Woe to each sinful
dealer in Falsehoods:
8. He hears the Signs
of Allah rehearsed to him, yet is obstinate and lofty, as if he
had not heard them: then announce to him a Penalty Grievous!
9. And when he learns
something of Our Signs, he takes them in jest: for such there will
be a humiliating Penalty.
10. In front of them
is Hell: and of no profit to them is anything they may have earned,
nor any protectors they may have taken to themselves besides Allah.
for them is a tremendous Penalty.
11. This is (true) Guidance
and for those who reject the Signs of their Lord, is a grievous
Penalty of abomination.
12. It is Allah Who
has subjected the sea to you, that ships may sail through it by
His command, that ye may seek of his Bounty, and that ye may be
13. And He has subjected
to you, as from Him, all that is in the heavens and on earth: Behold,
in that are Signs indeed for those who reflect.
14. Tell those who believe,
to forgive those who do not look forward to the Days of Allah. It
is for Him to recompense (for good or ill) each People according
to what they have earned.
15. If any one does
a righteous deed, it ensures to the benefit of his own soul; if
he does evil, it works against (his own soul). In the end will ye
(all) be brought back to your Lord.
16. We did aforetime
grant to the Children of Israel the Book the Power of Command, and
Prophethood; We gave them, for Sustenance, things good and pure;
and We favoured them above the nations.
17. And We granted them
Clear Signs in affairs (of Religion): it was only after knowledge
had been granted to them that they fell into schisms, through insolent
envy among themselves. Verily thy Lord will judge between them on
the Day of Judgment as to those matters in which they set up differences.
18. Then We put thee
on the (right) Way of Religion: so follow thou that (Way), and follow
not the desires of those who know not.
19. They will be of
no use to thee in the sight of Allah. it is only Wrong-doers (that
stand as) protectors, one to another: but Allah is the Protector
of the Righteous.
20. These are clear
evidences to men and a Guidance and Mercy to those of assured Faith.
21. What! Do those who
seek after evil ways think that We shall hold them equal with those
who believe and do righteous deeds,- that equal will be their life
and their death? Ill is the judgment that they make.
22. Allah created the
heavens and the earth for just ends, and in order that each soul
may find the recompense of what it has earned, and none of them
23. Then seest thou
such a one as takes as his god his own vain desire? Allah has, knowing
(him as such), left him astray, and sealed his hearing and his heart
(and understanding), and put a cover on his sight. Who, then, will
guide him after Allah (has withdrawn Guidance)? Will ye not then
24. And they say: "What
is there but our life in this world? We shall die and we live, and
nothing but time can destroy us." But of that they have no knowledge:
they merely conjecture:
25. And when Our Clear
Signs are rehearsed to them their argument is nothing but this:
They say, "Bring (back) our forefathers, if what ye say is true!"
26. Say: "It is Allah
Who gives you life, then gives you death; then He will gather you
together for the Day of Judgment about which there is no doubt":
But most men do not understand.
27. To Allah belongs
the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and the Day that the
Hour of Judgment is established,- that Day will the dealers in Falsehood
28. And thou wilt see
every sect bowing the knee: Every sect will be called to its Record:
"This Day shall ye be recompensed for all that ye did!
29. "This Our Record
speaks about you with truth: For We were wont to put on Record all
that ye did."
30. Then, as to those
who believed and did righteous deeds, their Lord will admit them
to His Mercy that will be the achievement for all to see.
31. But as to those
who rejected Allah, (to them will be said): "Were not Our Signs
rehearsed to you? But ye were arrogant, and were a people given
32. "And when it was
said that the promise of Allah was true, and that the Hour- there
was no doubt about its (coming), ye used to say, 'We know not what
is the hour: we only think it is an idea, and we have no firm assurance.'"
33. Then will appear
to them the evil (fruits) of what they did, and they will be completely
encircled by that which they used to mock at!
34. It will also be
said: "This Day We will forget you as ye forgot the meeting of this
Day of yours! and your abode is the Fire, and no helpers have ye!
35. "This, because ye
used to take the Signs of Allah in jest, and the life of the world
deceived you:" (From) that Day, therefore, they shall not be taken
out thence, nor shall they be received into Grace.
36. Then Praise be to
Allah, Lord of the heavens and Lord of the earth,- Lord and Cherisher
of all the Worlds!
37. To Him be glory
throughout the heavens and the earth: and He is Exalted in Power,
Full of Wisdom!