2. 'Ain. Sin. Qaf.
3. Thus doth (He) send
inspiration to thee as (He did) to those before thee,- Allah, Exalted
in Power, Full of Wisdom.
4. To Him belongs all
that is in the heavens and on earth: and He is Most High, Most Great.
5. The heavens are almost
rent asunder from above them (by Him Glory): and the angels celebrate
the Praises of their Lord, and pray for forgiveness for (all) beings
on earth: Behold! Verily Allah is He, the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
6. And those who take
as protectors others besides Him,- Allah doth watch over them; and
thou art not the disposer of their affairs.
7. Thus have We sent
by inspiration to thee an Arabic Qur'an: that thou mayest warn the
Mother of Cities and all around her,- and warn (them) of the Day
of Assembly, of which there is no doubt: (when) some will be in
the Garden, and some in the Blazing Fire.
8. If Allah had so willed,
He could have made them a single people; but He admits whom He will
to His Mercy; and the Wrong-doers will have no protector nor helper.
9. What! Have they taken
(for worship) protectors besides Him? But it is Allah,- He is the
Protector, and it is He Who gives life to the dead: It is He Who
has power over all things,
10. Whatever it be wherein
ye differ, the decision thereof is with Allah. such is Allah my
Lord: In Him I trust, and to Him I turn.
11. (He is) the Creator
of the heavens and the earth: He has made for you pairs from among
yourselves, and pairs among cattle: by this means does He multiply
you: there is nothing whatever like unto Him, and He is the One
that hears and sees (all things).
12. To Him belong the
keys of the heavens and the earth: He enlarges and restricts. The
Sustenance to whom He will: for He knows full well all things.
13. The same religion
has He established for you as that which He enjoined on Noah - the
which We have sent by inspiration to thee - and that which We enjoined
on Abraham, Moses, and Jesus: Namely, that ye should remain steadfast
in religion, and make no divisions therein: to those who worship
other things than Allah, hard is the (way) to which thou callest
them. Allah chooses to Himself those whom He pleases, and guides
to Himself those who turn (to Him).
14. And they became
divided only after Knowledge reached them,- through selfish envy
as between themselves. Had it not been for a Word that went forth
before from thy Lord, (tending) to a Term appointed, the matter
would have been settled between them: But truly those who have inherited
the Book after them are in suspicious (disquieting) doubt concerning
15. Now then, for that
(reason), call (them to the Faith), and stand steadfast as thou
art commanded, nor follow thou their vain desires; but say: "I believe
in the Book which Allah has sent down; and I am commanded to judge
justly between you. Allah is our Lord and your Lord: for us (is
the responsibility for) our deeds, and for you for your deeds. There
is no contention between us and you. Allah will bring us together,
and to Him is (our) Final Goal.
16. But those who dispute
concerning Allah after He has been accepted,- futile is their dispute
in the Sight of their Lord: on them will be a Penalty terrible.
17. It is Allah Who
has sent down the Book in Truth, and the Balance (by which to weigh
conduct). And what will make thee realise that perhaps the Hour
is close at hand?
18. Only those wish
to hasten it who believe not in it: those who believe hold it in
awe, and know that it is the Truth. Behold, verily those that dispute
concerning the Hour are far astray.
19. Gracious is Allah
to His servants: He gives Sustenance to whom He pleases: and He
has power and can carry out His Will.
20. To any that desires
the tilth of the Hereafter, We give increase in his tilth, and to
any that desires the tilth of this world, We grant somewhat thereof,
but he has no share or lot in the Hereafter.
21. What! have they
partners (in godhead), who have established for them some religion
without the permission of Allah. Had it not been for the Decree
of Judgment, the matter would have been decided between them (at
once). But verily the Wrong- doers will have a grievous Penalty.
22. Thou wilt see the
Wrong-doers in fear on account of what they have earned, and (the
burden of) that must (necessarily) fall on them. But those who believe
and work righteous deeds will be in the luxuriant meads of the Gardens:
they shall have, before their Lord, all that they wish for. That
will indeed be the magnificent Bounty (of Allah..
23. That is (the Bounty)
whereof Allah gives Glad Tidings to His Servants who believe and
do righteous deeds. Say: "No reward do I ask of you for this except
the love of those near of kin." And if any one earns any good, We
shall give him an increase of good in respect thereof: for Allah
is Oft-Forgiving, Most Ready to appreciate (service).
24. What! Do they say,
"He has forged a falsehood against Allah.? But if Allah willed,
He could seal up thy heart. And Allah blots out Vanity, and proves
the Truth by His Words. For He knows well the secrets of all hearts.
25. He is the One that
accepts repentance from His Servants and forgives sins: and He knows
all that ye do.
26. And He listens to
those who believe and do deeds of righteousness, and gives them
increase of His Bounty: but for the Unbelievers their is a terrible
27. If Allah were to
enlarge the provision for His Servants, they would indeed transgress
beyond all bounds through the earth; but he sends (it) down in due
measure as He pleases. For He is with His Servants Well-acquainted,
28. He is the One that
sends down rain (even) after (men) have given up all hope, and scatters
His Mercy (far and wide). And He is the Protector, Worthy of all
29. And among His Signs
is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the living creatures
that He has scattered through them: and He has power to gather them
together when He wills.
30. Whatever misfortune
happens to you, is because on the things your hands have wrought,
and for many (of them) He grants forgiveness.
31. Nor can ye frustrate
(aught), (fleeing) through the earth; nor have ye, besides Allah,
any one to protect or to help.
32. And among His Signs
are the ships, smooth-running through the ocean, (tall) as mountains.
33. If it be His Will
He can still the Wind: then would they become motionless on the
back of the (ocean). Verily in this are Signs for everyone who patiently
perseveres and is grateful.
34. Or He can cause
them to perish because of the (evil) which (the men) have earned;
but much doth He forgive.
35. But let those know,
who dispute about Our Signs, that there is for them no way of escape.
36. Whatever ye are
given (here) is (but) a convenience of this life: but that which
is with Allah is better and more lasting: (it is) for those who
believe and put their trust in their Lord:
37. Those who avoid
the greater crimes and shameful deeds, and, when they are angry
even then forgive;
38. Those who hearken
to their Lord, and establish regular Prayer; who (conduct) their
affairs by mutual Consultation; who spend out of what We bestow
on them for Sustenance;
39. And those who, when
an oppressive wrong is inflicted on them, (are not cowed but) help
and defend themselves.
40. The recompense for
an injury is an injury equal thereto (in degree): but if a person
forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is due from Allah.
for ((Allah)) loveth not those who do wrong.
41. But indeed if any
do help and defend themselves after a wrong (done) to them, against
such there is no cause of blame.
42. The blame is only
against those who oppress men and wrong-doing and insolently transgress
beyond bounds through the land, defying right and justice: for such
there will be a penalty grievous.
43. But indeed if any
show patience and forgive, that would truly be an exercise of courageous
will and resolution in the conduct of affairs.
44. For any whom Allah
leaves astray, there is no protector thereafter. And thou wilt see
the Wrong-doers, when in sight of the Penalty, Say: "Is there any
way (to effect) a return?"
45. And thou wilt see
them brought forward to the (Penalty), in a humble frame of mind
because of (their) disgrace, (and) looking with a stealthy glance.
And the Believers will say: "Those are indeed in loss, who have
given to perdition their own selves and those belonging to them
on the Day of Judgment. Behold! Truly the Wrong-doers are in a lasting
46. And no protectors
have they to help them, other than Allah. And for any whom Allah
leaves to stray, there is no way (to the Goal).
47. Hearken ye to your
Lord, before there come a Day which there will be no putting back,
because of (the Ordainment of) Allah. that Day there will be for
you no place of refuge nor will there be for you any room for denial
(of your sins)!
48. If then they run
away, We have not sent thee as a guard over them. Thy duty is but
to convey (the Message). And truly, when We give man a taste of
a Mercy from Ourselves, he doth exult thereat, but when some ill
happens to him, on account of the deeds which his hands have sent
forth, truly then is man ungrateful!
49. To Allah belongs
the dominion of the heavens and the earth. He creates what He wills
(and plans). He bestows (children) male or female according to His
Will (and Plan),
50. Or He bestows both
males and females, and He leaves barren whom He will: for He is
full of Knowledge and Power.
51. It is not fitting
for a man that Allah should speak to him except by inspiration,
or from behind a veil, or by the sending of a messenger to reveal,
with Allah.s permission, what Allah wills: for He is Most High,
52. And thus have We,
by Our Command, sent inspiration to thee: thou knewest not (before)
what was Revelation, and what was Faith; but We have made the (Qur'an)
a Light, wherewith We guide such of Our servants as We will; and
verily thou dost guide (men) to the Straight Way,-
53. The Way of Allah,
to Whom belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on earth.
Behold (how) all affairs tend towards Allah.