is in the heavens and on earth,- let it declare the Praises and
Glory of Allah. for He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.
2. To Him belongs the
dominion of the heavens and the earth: It is He Who gives Life and
Death; and He has Power over all things.
3. He is the First and
the Last, the Evident and the Immanent: and He has full knowledge
of all things.
4. He it is Who created
the heavens and the earth in Six Days, and is moreover firmly established
on the Throne (of Authority). He knows what enters within the earth
and what comes forth out of it, what comes down from heaven and
what mounts up to it. And He is with you wheresoever ye may be.
And Allah sees well all that ye do.
5. To Him belongs the
dominion of the heavens and the earth: and all affairs are referred
back to Allah.
6. He merges Night into
Day, and He merges Day into Night; and He has full knowledge of
the secrets of (all) hearts.
7. Believe in Allah and
His apostle, and spend (in charity) out of the (substance) whereof
He has made you heirs. For, those of you who believe and spend (in
charity),- for them is a great Reward.
8. What cause have ye
why ye should not believe in Allah.- and the Messenger invites you
to believe in your Lord, and has indeed taken your Covenant, if
ye are men of Faith.
9. He is the One Who
sends to His Servant Manifest Signs, that He may lead you from the
depths of Darkness into the Light and verily Allah is to you most
kind and Merciful.
10. And what cause have
ye why ye should not spend in the cause of Allah.- For to Allah
belongs the heritage of the heavens and the earth. Not equal among
you are those who spent (freely) and fought, before the Victory,
(with those who did so later). Those are higher in rank than those
who spent (freely) and fought afterwards. But to all has Allah promised
a goodly (reward). And Allah is well acquainted with all that ye
11. Who is he that will
Loan to Allah a beautiful loan? for ((Allah)) will increase it manifold
to his credit, and he will have (besides) a liberal Reward.
12. One Day shalt thou
see the believing men and the believing women- how their Light runs
forward before them and by their right hands: (their greeting will
be): "Good News for you this Day! Gardens beneath which flow rivers!
to dwell therein for aye! This is indeed the highest Achievement!"
13. One Day will the
Hypocrites- men and women - say to the Believers: "Wait for us!
Let us borrow (a Light) from your Light!" It will be said: "Turn
ye back to your rear! then seek a Light (where ye can)!" So a wall
will be put up betwixt them, with a gate therein. Within it will
be Mercy throughout, and without it, all alongside, will be (Wrath
14. (Those without)
will call out, "Were we not with you?" (The others) will reply,
"True! but ye led yourselves into temptation; ye looked forward
(to our ruin); ye doubted ((Allah)'s Promise); and (your false)
desires deceived you; until there issued the Command of Allah. And
the Deceiver deceived you in respect of Allah.
15. "This Day shall
no ransom be accepted of you, nor of those who rejected Allah."
Your abode is the Fire: that is the proper place to claim you: and
an evil refuge it is!"
16. Has not the Time
arrived for the Believers that their hearts in all humility should
engage in the remembrance of Allah and of the Truth which has been
revealed (to them), and that they should not become like those to
whom was given Revelation aforetime, but long ages passed over them
and their hearts grew hard? For many among them are rebellious transgressors.
17. Know ye (all) that
Allah giveth life to the earth after its death! already have We
shown the Signs plainly to you, that ye may learn wisdom.
18. For those who give
in Charity, men and women, and loan to Allah a Beautiful Loan, it
shall be increased manifold (to their credit), and they shall have
(besides) a liberal reward.
19. And those who believe
in Allah and His apostles- they are the Sincere (lovers of Truth),
and the witnesses (who testify), in the eyes of their Lord: They
shall have their Reward and their Light. But those who reject Allah
and deny Our Signs,- they are the Companions of Hell-Fire.
20. Know ye (all), that
the life of this world is but play and amusement, pomp and mutual
boasting and multiplying, (in rivalry) among yourselves, riches
and children. Here is a similitude: How rain and the growth which
it brings forth, delight (the hearts of) the tillers; soon it withers;
thou wilt see it grow yellow; then it becomes dry and crumbles away.
But in the Hereafter is a Penalty severe (for the devotees of wrong).
And Forgiveness from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure (for the devotees
of Allah.. And what is the life of this world, but goods and chattels
21. Be ye foremost (in
seeking) Forgiveness from your Lord, and a Garden (of Bliss), the
width whereof is as the width of heaven and earth, prepared for
those who believe in Allah and His apostles: that is the Grace of
Allah, which He bestows on whom he pleases: and Allah is the Lord
of Grace abounding.
22. No misfortune can
happen on earth or in your souls but is recorded in a decree before
We bring it into existence: That is truly easy for Allah.
23. In order that ye
may not despair over matters that pass you by, nor exult over favours
bestowed upon you. For Allah loveth not any vainglorious boaster,-
24. Such persons as
are covetous and commend covetousness to men. And if any turn back
(from Allah.s Way), verily Allah is Free of all Needs, Worthy of
25. We sent aforetime
our apostles with Clear Signs and sent down with them the Book and
the Balance (of Right and Wrong), that men may stand forth in justice;
and We sent down Iron, in which is (material for) mighty war, as
well as many benefits for mankind, that Allah may test who it is
that will help, Unseen, Him and His apostles: For Allah is Full
of Strength, Exalted in Might (and able to enforce His Will).
26. And We sent Noah
and Abraham, and established in their line Prophethood and Revelation:
and some of them were on right guidance. But many of them became
27. Then, in their wake,
We followed them up with (others of) Our apostles: We sent after
them Jesus the son of Mary, and bestowed on him the Gospel; and
We ordained in the hearts of those who followed him Compassion and
Mercy. But the Monasticism which they invented for themselves, We
did not prescribe for them: (We commanded) only the seeking for
the Good Pleasure of Allah. but that they did not foster as they
should have done. Yet We bestowed, on those among them who believed,
their (due) reward, but many of them are rebellious transgressors.
28. O ye that believe!
Fear Allah, and believe in His Messenger, and He will bestow on
you a double portion of His Mercy: He will provide for you a Light
by which ye shall walk (straight in your path), and He will forgive
you (your past): for Allah is Oft- Forgiving, Most Merciful.
29. That the People
of the Book may know that they have no power whatever over the Grace
of Allah, that (His) Grace is (entirely) in His Hand, to bestow
it on whomsoever He wills. For Allah is the Lord of Grace abounding.