1. Ha Mim:
2. A Revelation from
((Allah)), Most Gracious, Most Merciful;-
3. A Book, whereof the
verses are explained in detail;- a Qur'an in Arabic, for people
4. Giving good news and
admonition: yet most of them turn away, and so they hear not.
5. They say: "Our hearts
are under veils, (concealed) from that to which thou dost invite
us, and in our ears in a deafness, and between us and thee is a
screen: so do thou (what thou wilt); for us, we shall do (what we
6. Say thou: "I am but
a man like you: It is revealed to me by Inspiration, that your Allah
is one Allah. so stand true to Him, and ask for His Forgiveness."
And woe to those who join gods with Allah,-
7. Those who practise
not regular Charity, and who even deny the Hereafter.
8. For those who believe
and work deeds of righteousness is a reward that will never fail.
9. Say: Is it that ye
deny Him Who created the earth in two Days? And do ye join equals
with Him? He is the Lord of (all) the Worlds.
10. He set on the (earth),
mountains standing firm, high above it, and bestowed blessings on
the earth, and measure therein all things to give them nourishment
in due proportion, in four Days, in accordance with (the needs of)
those who seek (Sustenance).
11. Moreover He comprehended
in His design the sky, and it had been (as) smoke: He said to it
and to the earth: "Come ye together, willingly or unwillingly."
They said: "We do come (together), in willing obedience."
12. So He completed
them as seven firmaments in two Days, and He assigned to each heaven
its duty and command. And We adorned the lower heaven with lights,
and (provided it) with guard. Such is the Decree of (Him) the Exalted
in Might, Full of Knowledge.
13. But if they turn
away, say thou: "I have warned you of a stunning Punishment (as
of thunder and lightning) like that which (overtook) the 'Ad and
14. Behold, the apostles
came to them, from before them and behind them, (preaching): "Serve
none but Allah." They said, "If our Lord had so pleased, He would
certainly have sent down angels (to preach). Now we reject your
15. Now the 'Ad behaved
arrogantly through the land, against (all) truth and reason, and
said: "Who is superior to us in strength?" What! did they not see
that Allah, Who created them, was superior to them in strength?
But they continued to reject Our Signs!
16. So We sent against
them a furious Wind through days of disaster, that We might give
them a taste of a Penalty of humiliation in this life; but the Penalty
of a Hereafter will be more humiliating still: and they will find
17. As to the Thamud,
We gave them Guidance, but they preferred blindness (of heart) to
Guidance: so the stunning Punishment of humiliation seized them,
because of what they had earned.
18. But We delivered
those who believed and practised righteousness.
19. On the Day that
the enemies of Allah will be gathered together to the Fire, they
will be marched in ranks.
20. At length, when
they reach the (Fire), their hearing, their sight, and their skins
will bear witness against them, as to (all) their deeds.
21. They will say to
their skins: "Why bear ye witness against us?" They will say: "(Allah)
hath given us speech,- (He) Who giveth speech to everything: He
created you for the first time, and unto Him were ye to return.
22. "Ye did not seek
to hide yourselves, lest your hearing, your sight, and your skins
should bear witness against you! But ye did think that Allah knew
not many of the things that ye used to do!
23. "But this thought
of yours which ye did entertain concerning your Lord, hath brought
you to destruction, and (now) have ye become of those utterly lost!"
24. If, then, they have
patience, the Fire will be a home for them! and if they beg to be
received into favour, into favour will they not (then) be received.
25. And We have destined
for them intimate companions (of like nature), who made alluring
to them what was before them and behind them; and the sentence among
the previous generations of Jinns and men, who have passed away,
is proved against them; for they are utterly lost.
26. The Unbelievers
say: "Listen not to this Qur'an, but talk at random in the midst
of its (reading), that ye may gain the upper hand!"
27. But We will certainly
give the Unbelievers a taste of a severe Penalty, and We will requite
them for the worst of their deeds.
28. Such is the requital
of the enemies of Allah,- the Fire: therein will be for them the
Eternal Home: a (fit) requital, for that they were wont to reject
29. And the Unbelievers
will say: "Our Lord! Show us those, among Jinns and men, who misled
us: We shall crush them beneath our feet, so that they become the
vilest (before all)."
30. In the case of those
who say, "Our Lord is Allah., and, further, stand straight and steadfast,
the angels descend on them (from time to time): "Fear ye not!" (they
suggest), "Nor grieve! but receive the Glad Tidings of the Garden
(of Bliss), the which ye were promised!
31. "We are your protectors
in this life and in the Hereafter: therein shall ye have all that
your souls shall desire; therein shall ye have all that ye ask for!-
32. "A hospitable gift
from one Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful!"
33. Who is better in
speech than one who calls (men) to Allah, works righteousness, and
says, "I am of those who bow in Islam"?
34. Nor can goodness
and Evil be equal. Repel (Evil) with what is better: Then will he
between whom and thee was hatred become as it were thy friend and
35. And no one will
be granted such goodness except those who exercise patience and
self-restraint,- none but persons of the greatest good fortune.
36. And if (at any time)
an incitement to discord is made to thee by the Evil One, seek refuge
in Allah. He is the One Who hears and knows all things.
37. Among His Sings
are the Night and the Day, and the Sun and the Moon. Adore not the
sun and the moon, but adore Allah, Who created them, if it is Him
ye wish to serve.
38. But is the (Unbelievers)
are arrogant, (no matter): for in the presence of thy Lord are those
who celebrate His praises by night and by day. And they never flag
(nor feel themselves above it).
39. And among His Signs
in this: thou seest the earth barren and desolate; but when We send
down rain to it, it is stirred to life and yields increase. Truly,
He Who gives life to the (dead) earth can surely give life to (men)
who are dead. For He has power over all things.
40. Those who pervert
the Truth in Our Signs are not hidden from Us. Which is better?-
he that is cast into the Fire, or he that comes safe through, on
the Day of Judgment? Do what ye will: verily He seeth (clearly)
all that ye do.
41. Those who reject
the Message when it comes to them (are not hidden from Us). And
indeed it is a Book of exalted power.
42. No falsehood can
approach it from before or behind it: It is sent down by One Full
of Wisdom, Worthy of all Praise.
43. Nothing is said
to thee that was not said to the apostles before thee: that thy
lord has at his Command (all) forgiveness as well as a most Grievous
44. Had We sent this
as a Qur'an (in the language) other than Arabic, they would have
said: "Why are not its verses explained in detail? What! (a Book)
not in Arabic and (a Messenger an Arab?" Say: "It is a Guide and
a Healing to those who believe; and for those who believe not, there
is a deafness in their ears, and it is blindness in their (eyes):
They are (as it were) being called from a place far distant!"
45. We certainly gave
Moses the Book aforetime: but disputes arose therein. Had it not
been for a Word that went forth before from thy Lord, (their differences)
would have been settled between them: but they remained in suspicious
disquieting doubt thereon.
46. Whoever works righteousness
benefits his own soul; whoever works evil, it is against his own
soul: nor is thy Lord ever unjust (in the least) to His Servants.
47. To Him is referred
the Knowledge of the Hour (of Judgment: He knows all): No date-fruit
comes out of its sheath, nor does a female conceive (within her
womb) nor bring forth the Day that ((Allah)) will propound to them
the (question), "Where are the partners (ye attributed to Me?" They
will say, "We do assure thee not one of us can bear witness!"
48. The (deities) they
used to invoke aforetime will leave them in the lurch, and they
will perceive that they have no way of escape.
49. Man does not weary
of asking for good (things), but if ill touches him, he gives up
all hope (and) is lost in despair.
50. When we give him
a taste of some Mercy from Ourselves, after some adversity has touched
him, he is sure to say, "This is due to my (merit): I think not
that the Hour (of Judgment) will (ever) be established; but if I
am brought back to my Lord, I have (much) good (stored) in His sight!"
But We will show the Unbelievers the truth of all that they did,
and We shall give them the taste of a severe Penalty.
51. When We bestow favours
on man, he turns away, and gets himself remote on his side (instead
of coming to Us); and when evil seizes him, (he comes) full of prolonged
52. Say: "See ye if
the (Revelation) is (really) from Allah, and yet do ye reject it?
Who is more astray than one who is in a schism far (from any purpose)?"
53. Soon will We show
them our Signs in the (furthest) regions (of the earth), and in
their own souls, until it becomes manifest to them that this is
the Truth. Is it not enough that thy Lord doth witness all things?
54. Ah indeed! Are they
in doubt concerning the Meeting with their Lord? Ah indeed! It is
He that doth encompass all things!