Tell Me a Secret: anonymousity, not cool!

Monday, May 16, 2005

anonymousity, not cool!

Since we are in the imaginary blog sphere, where we all have imaginary friends that we care about although we are not sure they exist, i can't understand why do we have to be anonymous? we can use any nick names if not our real names just to keep everything transparent, everyone has the right to say his opinion, why hide?
so from now no you need to be a blogger to comment, how do you become a blogger? FIVE easy steps:
1. you go to blogger.com .
2. you say a small prayer before you start doing this, cause once you start, there is no way back.
3+4+5. three very easy staps that takes less than one minute.

after that you can take a breath, and say: I am a blogger! it will sound funny but it would be true, cause you would be a blogger.
it will feel good, says many people.
after that you can use the log-in name and password you chose there to log in when you comment here, or in any other blogs that require a blogger profile to comment.
someone i know, is working on cleaning the comments section from adds and spam.
thank you, have a good day.
Khalid

10 Comments:

Blogger khalid jarrar said...

Test..

5/16/2005 06:14:00 AM  
Blogger dancewater said...

yes, it is easy to blog...

thanks for telling us about your life in Baghdad.

5/17/2005 02:20:00 AM  
Blogger Ninnevah said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

5/17/2005 09:31:00 AM  
Blogger nascarblue said...

Khalid, just want you to know this is one American who is on your side completely. And I apologize for all the ignorant and arrogant American trolls who post their garbage insults on here. I'm sure you don't need me to tell you that these people are complete cowards and if they had to endure even one week of what you've had to deal with most of your whole life, they would bitch and whine and cry for their mommy. In any case, I'm on your side.

5/21/2005 01:51:00 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

Hi khalid,
Yes it's easy to start blogging
but it's awful when no one comment on your blog...
No comment on my blog since 3 days
he'he'he'

5/23/2005 02:26:00 PM  
Blogger lawnorder said...

It works!

Thanks for blogging, you and the rest of your family.

And you are right, your mom IS the coolest! Be proud of her!

5/30/2005 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

khalid jarrar'
YOU ARE A DUMBFUCKING LOSER!

A WHINY COCKSMOKING SPOTLIGHT GRABBING FUCKHEAD JUST LIKE YOUR LOONY MOTHER!

6/10/2005 06:53:00 AM  
Blogger Cerberus said...

Hi from USA Khalid,

I am a former US Marine and I have been to the middle east...just to Kuwait, bahrain and the UAE...all beautiful! I wish the US was out of Iraq...we have enough problems here at home..we dont need to be invading other countires to further our own interests. I didnt vote for Bush...oh well! take care...

Vince

6/11/2005 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ASCII TEXT

THE MEANING OF THE Glorious Quran




001.001 In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

001.002 Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds,

001.003 The Beneficent, the Merciful.

001.004 Master of the Day of Judgment,

001.005 Thee (alone) we worship; Thee (alone) we ask for help.

001.006 Show us the straight path,

001.007 The path of those whom Thou hast favoured; Not the (path) of those who
earn Thine anger nor of those who go astray.

002.001 Alif. Lam. Mim.

002.002 This is the Scripture whereof there is no doubt, a guidance unto those who
ward off (evil).

002.003 Who believe in the Unseen, and establish worship, and spend of that We
have bestowed upon them;

002.004 And who believe in that which is revealed unto thee (Muhammad) and that
which was revealed before thee, and are certain of the Hereafter.

002.005 These depend on guidance from their Lord. These are the successful.

002.006 As for the Disbelievers, Whether thou warn them or thou warn them not it is
all one for them; they believe not.

002.007 Allah hath sealed their hearing and their hearts, and on their eyes there is a
covering. Theirs will be an awful doom.

002.008 And of mankind are some who say: We believe in Allah and the Last Day,
when they believe not.

002.009 They think to beguile Allah and those who believe, and they beguile none
save themselves; but they perceive not.
002.010 In their hearts is a disease, and Allah increaseth their disease. A painful
doom is theirs because they lie.

002.011 And when it is said unto them: Make not mischief in the earth, they say: We
are peacemakers only.

002.012 Are not they indeed the mischief-makers ? But they perceive not.

002.013 And when it is said unto them: believe as the people believe, they say: shall
we believe as the foolish believe ? are not they indeed the foolish ? But they know
not.

002.014 And when they fall in with those who believe, they say: We believe; but
when they go apart to their devils they declare: Lo! we are with you; verily we did but
mock.

002.015 Allah (Himself) doth mock them, leaving them to wander blindly on in their
contumacy.

002.016 These are they who purchase error at the price of guidance, so their
commerce doth not prosper, neither are they guided.

002.017 Their likeness is as the likeness of one who kindleth fire, and when it
sheddeth its light around him Allah taketh away their light and leaveth them in
darkness, where they cannot see,

002.018 Deaf, dumb and blind; and they return not.

002.019 Or like a rainstorm from the sky, wherein is darkness, thunder and the flash
of lightning. They thrust their fingers in their ears by reason of the thunder-claps, for
fear of death, Allah encompasseth the disbelievers (in His guidance, His omniscience
and His omnipotence).

002.020 The lightning almost snatcheth away their sight from them. As often as it
flasheth forth for them they walk therein, and when it darkeneth against them they
stand still. If Allah willed, He could destroy their hearing and their sight. Lo! Allah is
able to do all things.

002.021 O mankind! worship your Lord, Who hath created you and those before you,
so that ye may ward off (evil).
002.022 Who hath appointed the earth a resting-place for you, and the sky a canopy;
and causeth water to pour down from the sky, thereby producing fruits as food for
you. And do not set up rivals to Allah when ye know (better).

002.023 And if ye are in doubt concerning that which We reveal unto Our slave
(Muhammad), then produce a surah of the like thereof, and call your witness beside
Allah if ye are truthful.

002.024 And if ye do it not - and ye can never do it - then guard yourselves against
the Fire prepared for disbelievers, whose fuel is of men and stones.

002.025 And give glad tidings (O Muhammad) unto those who believe and do good
works; that theirs are Gardens underneath which rivers flow; as often as they are
regaled with food of the fruit thereof, they say: this is what was given us aforetime;
and it is given to them in resemblance. There for them are pure companions; there for
ever they abide.

002.026 Lo! Allah disdaineth not to coin the similitude even of a gnat. Those who
believe know that it is the truth from their Lord; but those who disbelieve say: What
doth Allah wish (to teach) by such a similitude ? He misleadeth many thereby, and He
guideth many thereby; and He misleadeth thereby only miscreants;

002.027 Those who break the covenant of Allah after ratifying it, and sever that
which Allah ordered to be joined, and (who) make mischief in the earth: Those are
they who are the losers.

002.028 How disbelieve ye in Allah when ye were dead and He gave life to you!
Then He will give you death, then life again, and then unto Him ye will return.

002.029 He it is Who created for you all that is in the earth. Then turned He to the
heaven, and fashioned it as seven heavens. And He is knower of all things.

002.030 And when thy Lord said unto the angels: Lo! I am about to place a viceroy in
the earth, they said: Wilt thou place therein one who will do harm therein and will
shed blood, while we, we hymn Thy praise and sanctify Thee ? He said: Surely I
know that which ye know not.

002.031 And He taught Adam all the names, then showed them to the angels, saying:
Inform Me of the names of these, if ye are truthful.
002.032 They said: Be glorified! We have no knowledge saving that which Thou hast
taught us. Lo! Thou, only Thou, art the Knower, the Wise.

002.033 He said: O Adam! Inform them of their names, and when he had informed
them of their names, He said: Did I not tell you that I know the secret of the heavens
and the earth ? And I know that which ye disclose and which ye hide.

002.034 And when We said unto the angels: Prostrate yourselves before Adam, they
fell prostrate, all save Iblis. He demurred through pride, and so became a disbeliever.

002.035 And We said: O Adam! Dwell thou and thy wife in the Garden, and eat ye
freely (of the fruits) thereof where ye will; but come not nigh this tree lest ye become
wrong-doers.

002.036 But Satan caused them to deflect therefrom and expelled them from the
(happy) state in which they were; and We said: Fall down, one of you a foe unto the
other! There shall be for you on earth a habitation and provision for a time.

002.037 Then Adam received from his Lord words (of revelation), and He relented
toward him. Lo! He is the relenting, the Merciful.

002.038 We said: Go down, all of you, from hence; but verily there cometh unto you
from Me a guidance; and whoso followeth My guidance, there shall no fear come
upon them neither shall they grieve.

002.039 But they who disbelieve, and deny Our revelations, such are rightful Peoples
of the Fire. They will abide therein.

002.040 O Children of Israel! Remember My favour wherewith I favoured you, and
fulfil your (part of the) covenant, I shall fulfil My (part of the) covenant, and fear Me.

002.041 And believe in that which I reveal, confirming that which ye possess already
(of the Scripture), and be not first to disbelieve therein, and part not with My
revelations for a trifling price, and keep your duty unto Me.

002.042 Confound not truth with falsehood, nor knowingly conceal the truth.

002.043 Establish worship, pay the poor-due, and bow your heads with those who
bow (in worship).
002.044 Enjoin ye righteousness upon mankind while ye yourselves forget (to
practise it) ? And ye are readers of the Scripture! Have ye then no sense ?

002.045 Seek help in patience and prayer; and truly it is hard save for the humble-
minded,

002.046 Who know that they will have to meet their Lord, and that unto Him they are
returning.

002.047 O Children of Israel! Remember My favour wherewith I favoured you and
how I preferred you to (all) creatures.

002.048 And guard yourselves against a day when no soul will in aught avail another,
nor will intercession be accepted from it, nor will compensation be received from it,
nor will they be helped.

002.049 And (remember) when We did deliver you from Pharaoh's folk, who were
afflicting you with dreadful torment, slaying your sons and sparing your women: that
was a tremendous trial from your Lord.

002.050 And when We brought you through the sea and rescued you, and drowned
the folk of Pharaoh in your sight.

002.051 And when We did appoint for Moses forty nights (of solitude), and then ye
chose the calf, when he had gone from you, and were wrong-doers.

002.052 Then, even after that, We pardoned you in order that ye might give thanks.

002.053 And when We gave unto Moses the Scripture and the criterion (of right and
wrong), that ye might be led aright.

002.054 And when Moses said unto his people: O my people! Ye have wronged
yourselves by your choosing of the calf (for worship) so turn in penitence to your
Creator, and kill (the guilty) yourselves. That will be best for you with your Creator
and He will relent toward you. Lo! He is the Relenting, the Merciful.

002.055 And when ye said: O Moses! We will not believe in thee till we see Allah
plainly; and even while ye gazed the lightning seized you.

002.056 Then We revived you after your extinction, that ye might give thanks.
002.057 And We caused the white cloud to overshadow you and sent down on you
the manna and the quails, (saying): Eat of the good things wherewith We have
provided you - they wronged Us not, but they did wrong themselves.

002.058 And when We said: Go into this township and eat freely of that which is
therein, and enter the gate prostrate, and say: "Repentance." We will forgive you your
sins and will increase (reward) for the right-doers.

002.059 But those who did wrong changed the word which had been told them for
another saying, and We sent down upon the evil-doers wrath from heaven for their
evil-doing.

002.060 And when Moses asked for water for his people, We said: Smite with thy
staff the rock. And there gushed out therefrom twelve springs (so that) each tribe
knew their drinking-place. Eat and drink of that which Allah hath provided, and do
not act corruptly, making mischief in the earth.

002.061 And when ye said: O Moses! We are weary of one kind of food; so call upon
thy Lord for us that He bring forth for us of that which the earth groweth - of its herbs
and its cucumbers and its corn and its lentils and its onions. He said: Would ye
exchange that which is higher for that which is lower ? Go down to settled country,
thus ye shall get that which ye demand. And humiliation and wretchedness were
stamped upon them and they were visited with wrath from Allah. That was because
they disbelieved in Allah's revelations and slew the prophets wrongfully. That was for
their disobedience and transgression.

002.062 Lo! Those who believe (in that which is revealed unto thee, Muhammad),
and those who are Jews, and Christians, and Sabaeans - whoever believeth in Allah
and the Last Day and doeth right - surely their reward is with their Lord, and there
shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.

002.063 And (remember, O Children of Israel) when We made a covenant with you
and caused the mount to tower above you, (saying): Hold fast that which We have
given you, and remember that which is therein, that ye may ward off (evil).

002.064 Then, even after that, ye turned away, and if it had not been for the grace of
Allah and His mercy ye had been among the losers.

002.065 And ye know of those of you who broke the Sabbath, how We said unto
them: Be ye apes, despised and hated!
002.066 And We made it an example to their own and to succeeding generations, and
an admonition to the God-fearing.

002.067 And when Moses said unto his people: Lo! Allah commandeth you that ye
sacrifice a cow, they said: Dost thou make game of us ? He answered: Allah forbid
that I should be among the foolish!

002.068 They said: Pray for us unto thy Lord that He make clear to us what (cow) she
is. (Moses) answered: Lo! He saith, Verily she is a cow neither with calf nor
immature; (she is) between the two conditions; so do that which ye are commanded.

002.069 They said: Pray for us unto thy Lord that He make clear to us of what colour
she is. (Moses) answered: Lo! He saith: Verily she is a yellow cow. Bright is her
colour, gladdening beholders.

002.070 They said: Pray for us unto thy Lord that He make clear to us what (cow) she
is. Lo! cows are much alike to us; and Lo! if Allah wills, we may be led aright.

002.071 (Moses) answered: Lo! He saith: Verily she is a cow unyoked; she plougheth
not the soil nor watereth the tilth; whole and without mark. They said: Now thou
bringest the truth. So they sacrificed her, though almost they did not.

002.072 And (remember) when ye slew a man and disagreed concerning it and Allah
brought forth that which ye were hiding.

002.073 And We said: Smite him with some of it. Thus Allah bringeth the dead to life
and showeth you His portents so that ye may understand.

002.074 Then, even after that, your hearts were hardened and became as rocks, or
worse than rocks, for hardness. For indeed there are rocks from out which rivers gush,
and indeed there are rocks which split asunder so that water floweth from them. And
indeed there are rocks which fall down for the fear of Allah. Allah is not unaware of
what ye do.

002.075 Have ye any hope that they will be true to you when a party of them used to
listen to the word of Allah, then used to change it, after they had understood it,
knowingly ?
002.076 And when they fall in with those who believe, they say: We believe. But
when they go apart one with another they say: Prate ye to them of that which Allah
hath disclosed to you that they may contend with you before your Lord concerning it
? Have ye then no sense ?

002.077 Are they then unaware that Allah knoweth that which they keep hidden and
that which they proclaim ?

002.078 Among them are unlettered folk who know the Scripture not except from
hearsay. They but guess.

002.079 Therefore woe be unto those who write the Scripture with their hands and
then say, "This is from Allah," that they may purchase a small gain therewith. Woe
unto them for that their hands have written, and woe unto them for that they earn
thereby.

002.080 And they say: The Fire (of punishment) will not touch us save for a certain
number of days. Say: Have ye received a covenant from Allah - truly Allah will not
break His covenant - or tell ye concerning Allah that which ye know not ?

002.081 Nay, but whosoever hath done evil and his sin surroundeth him; such are
rightful owners of the Fire; they will abide therein.

002.082 And those who believe and do good works: such are rightful owners of the
Garden. They will abide therein.

002.083 And (remember) when We made a covenant with the Children of Israel,
(saying): Worship none save Allah (only), and be good to parents and to kindred and
to orphans and the needy, and speak kindly to mankind; and establish worship and
pay the poor-due. Then, after that, ye slid back, save a few of you, being averse.

002.084 And when We made with you a covenant (saying): Shed not the blood of
your people nor turn (a party of) your people out of your dwellings. Then ye ratified
(Our covenant) and ye were witnesses (thereto).
002.085 Yet ye it is who slay each other and drive out a party of your people from
their homes, supporting one another against them by sin and transgression ? - and if
they came to you as captives ye would ransom them, whereas their expulsion was
itself unlawful for you - Believe ye in part of the Scripture and disbelieve ye in part
thereof ? And what is the reward of those who do so save ignominy in the life of the
world, and on the Day of Resurrection they will be consigned to the most grievous
doom. For Allah is not unaware of what ye do.

002.086 Such are those who buy the life of the world at the price of the Hereafter.
Their punishment will not be lightened, neither will they have support.

002.087 And verily We gave unto Moses the Scripture and We caused a train of
messengers to follow after him, and We gave unto Jesus, son of Mary, clear proofs (of
Allah's sovereignty), and We supported him with the Holy spirit. Is it ever so, that,
when there cometh unto you a messenger (from Allah) with that which ye yourselves
desire not, ye grow arrogant, and some ye disbelieve and some ye slay ?

002.088 And they say: Our hearts are hardened. Nay, but Allah hath cursed them for
their unbelief. Little is that which they believe.

002.089 And when there cometh unto them a scripture from Allah, confirming that in
their possession - though before that they were asking for a signal triumph over those
who disbelieved - and when there cometh unto them that which they know (to be the
truth) they disbelieve therein. The curse of Allah is on disbelievers.

002.090 Evil is that for which they sell their souls: that they should disbelieve in that
which Allah hath revealed, grudging that Allah should reveal of His bounty unto
whom He will of His slaves. They have incurred anger upon anger. For disbelievers
is a shameful doom.

002.091 And when it is said unto them: Believe in that which Allah hath revealed,
they say: We believe in that which was revealed unto us. And they disbelieve in that
which cometh after it, though it is the truth confirming that which they possess. Say
(unto them, O Muhammad): Why then slew ye the prophets of Allah aforetime, if ye
are (indeed) believers ?

002.092 And Moses came unto you with clear proofs (of Allah's Sovereignty), yet,
while he was away, ye chose the calf (for worship) and ye were wrong-doers.
002.093 And when We made with you a covenant and caused the Mount to tower
above you, (saying): Hold fast by that which We have given you, and hear (Our
Word), they said: We hear and we rebel. And (worship of) the calf was made to sink
into their hearts because of their rejection (of the covenant). Say (unto them): Evil is
that which your belief enjoineth on you, if ye are believers.

002.094 Say (unto them): If the abode of the Hereafter in the providence of Allah is
indeed for you alone and not for others of mankind (as ye pretend), then long for
death (for ye must long for death) if ye are truthful.

002.095 But they will never long for it, because of that which their own hands have
sent before them. Allah is aware of evil-doers.

002.096 And thou wilt find them greediest of mankind for life and (greedier) than the
idolaters. (Each) one of them would like to be allowed to live a thousand years. And
to live (a thousand years) would be no means remove him from the doom. Allah is
Seer of what they do.

002.097 Say (O Muhammad, to mankind): Who is an enemy to Gabriel! For he it is
who hath revealed (this Scripture) to thy heart by Allah's leave, confirming that which
was (revealed) before it, and a guidance and glad tidings to believers;

002.098 Who is an enemy to Allah, and His angels and His messengers, and Gabriel
and Michael! Then, lo! Allah (Himself) is an enemy to the disbelievers.

002.099 Verily We have revealed unto thee clear tokens, and only miscreants will
disbelieve in them.

002.100 Is it ever so that when they make a covenant a party of them set it aside ?
The truth is, most of them believe not.

002.101 And when there cometh unto them a messenger from Allah, confirming that
which they possess, a party of those who have received the Scripture fling the
Scripture of Allah behind their backs as if they knew not,
002.102 And follow that which the devils falsely related against the kingdom of
Solomon. Solomon disbelieved not; but the devils disbelieved, teaching mankind
magic and that which was revealed to the two angels in Babel, Harut and Marut. Nor
did they (the two angels) teach it to anyone till they had said: We are only a
temptation, therefore disbelieve not (in the guidance of Allah). And from these two
(angles) people learn that by which they cause division between man and wife; but
they injure thereby no-one save by Allah's leave. And they learn that which harmeth
them and profiteth them not. And surely they do know that he who trafficketh therein
will have no (happy) portion in the Hereafter; and surely evil is the price for which
they sell their souls, if they but knew.

002.103 And if they had believed and kept from evil, a recompense from Allah would
be better, if they only knew.

002.104 O ye who believe, say not (unto the Prophet): "Listen to us" but say "Look
upon us," and be ye listeners. For disbelievers is a painful doom.

002.105 Neither those who disbelieve among the people of the Scripture nor the
idolaters love that there should be sent down unto you any good thing from your
Lord. But Allah chooseth for His mercy whom He will, and Allah is of Infinite
Bounty.

002.106 Nothing of our revelation (even a single verse) do we abrogate or cause be
forgotten, but we bring (in place) one better or the like thereof. Knowest thou not that
Allah is Able to do all things ?

002.107 Knowest thou not that it is Allah unto Whom belongeth the Sovereignty of
the heavens and the earth; and ye have not, beside Allah, any guardian or helper ?

002.108 Or would ye question your messenger as Moses was questioned aforetime ?
He who chooseth disbelief instead of faith, verily he hath gone astray from a plain
road.

002.109 Many of the people of the Scripture long to make you disbelievers after your
belief, through envy on their own account, after the truth hath become manifest unto
them. Forgive and be indulgent (toward them) until Allah give command. Lo! Allah is
Able to do all things.

002.110 Establish worship, and pay the poor-due; and whatever of good ye send
before (you) for your souls, ye will find it with Allah. Lo! Allah is Seer of what ye do.
002.111 And they say: None entereth paradise unless he be a Jew or a Christian.
These are their own desires. Say: Bring your proof (of what ye state) if ye are truthful.

002.112 Nay, but whosoever surrendereth his purpose to Allah while doing good, his
reward is with his Lord; and there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they
grieve.

002.113 And the Jews say the Christians follow nothing (true), and the Christians say
the Jews follow nothing (true); yet both are readers of the Scripture. Even thus speak
those who know not. Allah will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection
concerning that wherein they differ.

002.114 And who doth greater wrong than he who forbiddeth the approach to the
sanctuaries of Allah lest His name should be mentioned therein, and striveth for their
ruin. As for such, it was never meant that they should enter them except in fear.
Theirs in the world is ignominy and theirs in the Hereafter is an awful doom.

002.115 Unto Allah belong the East and the West, and whithersoever ye turn, there is
Allah's Countenance. Lo! Allah is All-Embracing, All-Knowing.

002.116 And they say: Allah hath taken unto Himself a son. Be He glorified! Nay, but
whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth is His. All are subservient unto Him.

002.117 The Originator of the heavens and the earth! When He decreeth a thing, He
saith unto it only: Be! and it is.

002.118 And those who have no knowledge say: Why doth not Allah speak unto us,
or some sign come unto us ? Even thus, as they now speak, spake those (who were)
before them. Their hearts are all alike. We have made clear the revelations for people
who are sure.

002.119 Lo! We have sent thee (O Muhammad) with the truth, a bringer of glad
tidings and a warner. And thou wilt not be asked about the owners of hell-fire.

002.120 And the Jews will not be pleased with thee, nor will the Christians, till thou
follow their creed. Say: Lo! the guidance of Allah (Himself) is Guidance. And if thou
shouldst follow their desires after the knowledge which hath come unto thee, then
wouldst thou have from Allah no protecting guardian nor helper.
002.121 Those unto whom We have given the Scripture, who read it with the right
reading, those believe in it. And whoso disbelieveth in it, those are they who are the
losers.

002.122 O Children of Israel! Remember My favour wherewith I favoured you and
how I preferred you to (all) creatures.

002.123 And guard (yourselves) against a day when no soul will in aught avail
another, nor will compensation be accepted from it, nor will intercession be of use to
it; nor will they be helped.

002.124 And (remember) when his Lord tried Abraham with (His) commands, and he
fulfilled them, He said: Lo! I have appointed thee a leader for mankind. (Abraham)
said: And of my offspring (will there be leaders) ? He said: My covenant includeth
not wrong-doers.

002.125 And when We made the House (at Makka) a resort for mankind and
sanctuary, (saying): Take as your place of worship the place where Abraham stood (to
pray). And We imposed a duty upon Abraham and Ishmael, (saying): Purify My
house for those who go around and those who meditate therein and those who bow
down and prostrate themselves (in worship).

002.126 And when Abraham prayed: My Lord! Make this a region of security and
bestow upon its people fruits, such of them as believe in Allah and the Last Day, He
answered: As for him who disbelieveth, I shall leave him in contentment for a while,
then I shall compel him to the doom of Fire - a hapless journey's end!

002.127 And when Abraham and Ishmael were raising the foundations of the House,
(Abraham prayed): Our Lord! Accept from us (this duty). Lo! Thou, only Thou, art
the Hearer, the Knower.

002.128 Our Lord! And make us submissive unto Thee and of our seed a nation
submissive unto Thee, and show us our ways of worship, and relent toward us. Lo!
Thou, only Thou, art the Relenting, the Merciful.

002.129 Our Lord! And raise up in their midst a messenger from among them who
shall recite unto them Thy revelations, and shall instruct them in the Scripture and in
wisdom and shall make them grow. Lo! Thou, only Thou, art the Mighty, Wise.

002.130 And who forsaketh the religion of Abraham save him who befooleth himself
? Verily We chose him in the world, and lo! in the Hereafter he is among the
righteous.
002.131 When his Lord said unto him: Surrender! he said: I have surrendered to the
Lord of the Worlds.

002.132 The same did Abraham enjoin upon his sons, and also Jacob, (saying): O my
sons! Lo! Allah hath chosen for you the (true) religion; therefore die not save as men
who have surrendered (unto Him).

002.133 Or were ye present when death came to Jacob, when he said unto his sons:
What will ye worship after me ? They said: We shall worship thy God, the God of thy
fathers, Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac, One God, and unto Him we have
surrendered.

002.134 Those are a people who have passed away. Theirs is that which they earned,
and yours is that which ye earn. And ye will not be asked of what they used to do.

002.135 And they say: Be Jews or Christians, then ye will be rightly guided. Say
(unto them, O Muhammad): Nay, but (we follow) the religion of Abraham, the
upright, and he was not of the idolaters.

002.136 Say (O Muslims): We believe in Allah and that which is revealed unto us and
that which was revealed unto Abraham, and Ishmael, and Isaac, and Jacob, and the
tribes, and that which Moses and Jesus received, and that which the prophets received
from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and unto Him we have
surrendered.

002.137 And if they believe in the like of that which ye believe, then are they rightly
guided. But if they turn away, then are they in schism, and Allah will suffice thee (for
defence) against them. He is the Hearer, the Knower.

002.138 (We take our) colour from Allah, and who is better than Allah at colouring.
We are His worshippers.

002.139 Say (unto the People of the Scripture): Dispute ye with us concerning Allah
when He is our Lord and your Lord ? Ours are our works and yours your works. We
look to Him alone.

002.140 Or say ye that Abraham, and Ishmael, and Isaac, and Jacob, and the tribes
were Jews or Christians ? Say: Do ye know best, or doth Allah ? And who is more
unjust than he who hideth a testimony which he hath received from Allah ? Allah is
not unaware of what ye do.
002.141 Those are a people who have passed away; theirs is that which they earned
and yours that which ye earn. And ye will not be asked of what they used to do.

002.142 The foolish of the people will say: What hath turned them from the qiblah
which they formerly observed ? Say: Unto Allah belong the East and the West. He
guideth whom He will unto a straight path.

002.143 Thus We have appointed you a middle nation, that ye may be witnesses
against mankind, and that the messenger may be a witness against you. And We
appointed the qiblah which ye formerly observed only that We might know him who
followeth the messenger, from him who turneth on his heels. In truth it was a hard
(test) save for those whom Allah guided. But it was not Allah's purpose that your faith
should be in vain, for Allah is Full of Pity, Merciful toward mankind.

002.144 We have seen the turning of thy face to heaven (for guidance, O
Muhammad). And now verily We shall make thee turn (in prayer) toward a qiblah
which is dear to thee. So turn thy face toward the Inviolable Place of Worship, and ye
(O Muslims), wheresoever ye may be, turn your faces (when ye pray) toward it. Lo!
Those who have received the Scripture know that (this revelation) is the Truth from
their Lord. And Allah is not unaware of what they do.

002.145 And even if thou broughtest unto those who have received the Scripture all
kinds of portents, they would not follow thy qiblah, nor canst thou be a follower of
their qiblah; nor are some of them followers of the qiblah of others. And if thou
shouldst follow their desires after the knowledge which hath come unto thee, then
surely wert thou of the evil-doers.

002.146 Those unto whom We gave the Scripture recognise (this revelation) as they
recognise their sons. But lo! a party of them knowingly conceal the truth.

002.147 It is the Truth from thy Lord (O Muhammad), so be not thou of those who
waver.

002.148 And each one hath a goal toward which he turneth; so vie with one another in
good works. Wheresoever ye may be, Allah will bring you all together. Lo! Allah is
Able to do all things.

002.149 And whencesoever thou comest forth (for prayer, O Muhammad) turn thy
face toward the Inviolable Place of Worship. Lo! it is the Truth from thy Lord. Allah
is not unaware of what ye do.
002.150 Whencesoever thou comest forth turn thy face toward the Inviolable Place of
Worship; and wheresoever ye may be (O Muslims) turn your faces toward it (when ye
pray) so that men may have no argument against you, save such of them as do
injustice - Fear them not, but fear Me! - and so that I may complete My grace upon
you, and that ye may be guided.

002.151 Even as We have sent unto you a messenger from among you, who reciteth
unto you Our revelations and causeth you to grow, and teacheth you the Scripture and
wisdom, and teacheth you that which ye knew not.

002.152 Therefore remember Me, I will remember you. Give thanks to Me, and reject
not Me.

002.153 O ye who believe! Seek help in steadfastness and prayer. Lo! Allah is with
the steadfast.

002.154 And call not those who are slain in the way of Allah "dead." Nay, they are
living, only ye perceive not.

002.155 And surely We shall try you with something of fear and hunger, and loss of
wealth and lives and crops; but give glad tidings to the steadfast,

002.156 Who say, when a misfortune striketh them: Lo! we are Allah's and lo! unto
Him we are returning.

002.157 Such are they on whom are blessings from their Lord, and mercy. Such are
the rightly guided.

002.158 Lo! (the mountains) As-Safa and Al-Marwah are among the indications of
Allah. It is therefore no sin for him who is on pilgrimage to the House (of God) or
visiteth it, to go around them (as the pagan custom is). And he who doeth good of his
own accord, (for him) lo! Allah is Responsive, Aware.

002.159 Lo! Those who hide the proofs and the guidance which We revealed, after
We had made it clear to mankind in the Scripture: such are accursed of Allah and
accursed of those who have the power to curse.

002.160 Except those who repent and amend and make manifest (the truth). These it
is toward whom I relent. I am the Relenting, the Merciful.

002.161 Lo! Those who disbelieve, and die while they are disbelievers; on them is the
curse of Allah and of angels and of men combined.
002.162 They ever dwell therein. The doom will not be lightened for them, neither
will they be reprieved.

002.163 Your God is One God; there is no God save Him, the Beneficent, the
Merciful.

002.164 Lo! In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the difference of night
and day, and the ships which run upon the sea with that which is of use to men, and
the water which Allah sendeth down from the sky, thereby reviving the earth after its
death, and dispersing all kinds of beasts therein, and (in) the ordinance of the winds,
and the clouds obedient between heaven and earth: are signs (of Allah's Sovereignty)
for people who have sense.

002.165 Yet of mankind are some who take unto themselves (objects of worship
which they set as) rivals to Allah, loving them with a love like (that which is the due)
of Allah (only) - those who believe are stauncher in their love for Allah - Oh, that
those who do evil had but known, (on the day) when they behold the doom, that
power belongeth wholly to Allah, and that Allah is severe in punishment!

002.166 (On the day) when those who were followed disown those who followed
(them), and they behold the doom, and all their aims collapse with them.

002.167 And those who were but followers will say: If a return were possible for us,
we would disown them even as they have disowned us. Thus will Allah show them
their own deeds as anguish for them, and they will not emerge from the Fire.

002.168 O mankind! Eat of that which is lawful and wholesome in the earth, and
follow not the footsteps of the devil. Lo! he is an open enemy for you.

002.169 He enjoineth upon you only the evil and the foul, and that ye should tell
concerning Allah that which ye know not.

002.170 And when it is said unto them: Follow that which Allah hath revealed, they
say: We follow that wherein we found our fathers. What! Even though their fathers
were wholly unintelligent and had no guidance ?

002.171 The likeness of those who disbelieve (in relation to the messenger) is as the
likeness of one who calleth unto that which heareth naught except a shout and cry.
Deaf, dumb, blind, therefore they have no sense.
002.172 O ye who believe! Eat of the good things wherewith We have provided you,
and render thanks to Allah if it is (indeed) He Whom ye worship.

002.173 He hath forbidden you only carrion, and blood, and swineflesh, and that
which hath been immolated to (the name of) any other than Allah. But he who is
driven by necessity, neither craving nor transgressing, it is no sin for him. Lo! Allah
is Forgiving, Merciful.

002.174 Lo! those who hide aught of the Scripture which Allah hath revealed and
purchase a small gain therewith, they eat into their bellies nothing else than fire. Allah
will not speak to them on the Day of Resurrection, nor will He make them grow.
Theirs will be a painful doom.

002.175 Those are they who purchase error at the price of guidance, and torment at
the price of pardon. How constant are they in their strife to reach the Fire!

002.176 That is because Allah hath revealed the Scripture with the truth. Lo! those
who find (a cause of) disagreement in the Scripture are in open schism.

002.177 It is not righteousness that ye turn your faces to the East and the West; but
righteous is he who believeth in Allah and the Last Day and the angels and the
Scripture and the prophets; and giveth wealth, for love of Him, to kinsfolk and to
orphans and the needy and the wayfarer and to those who ask, and to set slaves free;
and observeth proper worship and payeth the poor-due. And those who keep their
treaty when they make one, and the patient in tribulation and adversity and time of
stress. Such are they who are sincere. Such are the God-fearing.

002.178 O ye who believe! Retaliation is prescribed for you in the matter of the
murdered; the freeman for the freeman, and the slave for the slave, and the female for
the female. And for him who is forgiven somewhat by his (injured) brother,
prosecution according to usage and payment unto him in kindness. This is an
alleviation and a mercy from your Lord. He who transgresseth after this will have a
painful doom.

002.179 And there is life for you in retaliation, O men of understanding, that ye may
ward off (evil).

002.180 It is prescribed for you, when death approacheth one of you, if he leave
wealth, that he bequeath unto parents and near relatives in kindness. (This is) a duty
for all those who ward off (evil).
002.181 And whoso changeth (the will) after he hath heard it - the sin thereof is only
upon those who change it. Lo! Allah is Hearer, Knower.

002.182 But he who feareth from a testator some unjust or sinful clause, and maketh
peace between the parties, (it shall be) no sin for him. Lo! Allah is Forgiving,
Merciful.

002.183 O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, even as it was prescribed for
those before you, that ye may ward off (evil);

002.184 (Fast) a certain number of days; and (for) him who is sick among you, or on
a journey, (the same) number of other days; and for those who can afford it there is a
ransom: the feeding of a man in need - but whoso doeth good of his own accord, it is
better for him: and that ye fast is better for you if ye did but know -

002.185 The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for
mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the Criterion (of right and wrong).
And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is
sick or on a journey, (let him fast the same) number of other days. Allah desireth for
you ease; He desireth not hardship for you; and (He desireth) that ye should complete
the period, and that ye should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that
peradventure ye may be thankful.

002.186 And when My servants question thee concerning Me, then surely I am nigh. I
answer the prayer of the suppliant when he crieth unto Me. So let them hear My call
and let them trust in Me, in order that they may be led aright.

002.187 It is made lawful for you to go in unto your wives on the night of the fast.
They are raiment for you and ye are raiment for them. Allah is Aware that ye were
deceiving yourselves in this respect and He hath turned in mercy toward you and
relieved you. So hold intercourse with them and seek that which Allah hath ordained
for you, and eat and drink until the white thread becometh distinct to you from the
black thread of the dawn. Then strictly observe the fast till nightfall and touch them
not, but be at your devotions in the mosques. These are the limits imposed by Allah,
so approach them not. Thus Allah expoundeth His revelation to mankind that they
may ward off (evil).

002.188 And eat not up your property among yourselves in vanity, nor seek by it to
gain the hearing of the judges that ye may knowingly devour a portion of the property
of others wrongfully.
002.189 They ask thee, (O Muhammad), of new moons, say: They are fixed seasons
for mankind and for the pilgrimage. It is not righteousness that ye go to houses by the
backs thereof (as do the idolaters at certain seasons), but the righteous man is he who
wardeth off (evil). So go to houses by the gates thereof, and observe your duty to
Allah, that ye may be successful.

002.190 Fight in the way of Allah against those who fight against you, but begin not
hostilities. Lo! Allah loveth not aggressors.

002.191 And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places
whence they drove you out, for persecution is worse than slaughter. And fight not
with them at the Inviolable Place of Worship until they first attack you there, but if
they attack you (there) then slay them. Such is the reward of disbelievers.

002.192 But if they desist, then lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

002.193 And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah. But if
they desist, then let there be no hostility except against wrong-doers.

002.194 The forbidden month for the forbidden month, and forbidden things in
retaliation. And one who attacketh you, attack him in like manner as he attacked you.
Observe your duty to Allah, and know that Allah is with those who ward off (evil).

002.195 Spend your wealth for the cause of Allah, and be not cast by your own hands
to ruin; and do good. Lo! Allah loveth the beneficent.

002.196 Perform the pilgrimage and the visit (to Makka) for Allah. And if ye are
prevented, then send such gifts as can be obtained with ease, and shave not your
heads until the gifts have reached their destination. And whoever among you is sick
or hath an ailment of the head must pay a ransom of fasting or almsgiving or offering.
And if ye are in safety, then whosoever contenteth himself with the visit for the
pilgrimage (shall give) such gifts as can be had with ease. And whosoever cannot find
(such gifts), then a fast of three days while on the pilgrimage, and of seven when ye
have returned; that is, ten in all. That is for him whoso folk are not present at the
Inviolable Place of Worship. Observe your duty to Allah, and know that Allah is
severe in punishment.
002.197 The pilgrimage is (in) the well-known months, and whoever is minded to
perform the pilgrimage therein (let him remember that) there is (to be) no lewdness
nor abuse nor angry conversation on the pilgrimage. And whatsoever good ye do
Allah knoweth it. So make provision for yourselves (Hereafter); for the best
provision is to ward off evil. Therefore keep your duty unto Me, O men of
understanding.

002.198 It is no sin for you that ye seek the bounty of your Lord (by trading). But,
when ye press on in the multitude from 'Arafat, remember Allah by the sacred
monument. Remember Him as He hath guided you, although before ye were of those
astray.

002.199 Then hasten onward from the place whence the multitude hasteneth onward,
and ask forgiveness of Allah. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

002.200 And when ye have completed your devotions, then remember Allah as ye
remember your fathers or with a more lively remembrance. But of mankind is he who
saith: "Our Lord! Give unto us in the world," and he hath no portion in the Hereafter.

002.201 And of them (also) is he who saith: "Our Lord! Give unto us in the world that
which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and guard us from the doom of
Fire."

002.202 For them there is in store a goodly portion out of that which they have
earned. Allah is swift at reckoning.

002.203 Remember Allah through the appointed days. Then whoso hasteneth (his
departure) by two days, it is no sin for him, and whoso delayeth, it is no sin for him;
that is for him who wardeth off (evil). Be careful of your duty to Allah, and know that
unto Him ye will be gathered.

002.204 And of mankind there is he whoso conversation on the life of this world
pleaseth thee (Muhammad), and he calleth Allah to witness as to that which is in his
heart; yet he is the most rigid of opponents.

002.205 And when he turneth away (from thee) his effort in the land is to make
mischief therein and to destroy the crops and the cattle; and Allah loveth not mischief.

002.206 And when it is said unto him: Be careful of thy duty to Allah, pride taketh
him to sin. Hell will settle his account, an evil resting-place.
002.207 And of mankind is he who would sell himself, seeking the pleasure of Allah;
and Allah hath compassion on (His) bondmen.

002.208 O ye who believe! Come, all of you, into submission (unto Him); and follow
not the footsteps of the devil. Lo! he is an open enemy for you.

002.209 And if ye slide back after the clear proofs have come unto you, then know
that Allah is Mighty, Wise.

002.210 Wait they for naught else than that Allah should come unto them in the
shadows of the clouds with the angels ? Then the case would be already judged. All
cases go back to Allah (for judgment).

002.211 Ask of the Children of Israel how many a clear revelation We gave them! He
who altereth the grace of Allah after it hath come unto him (for him), lo! Allah is
severe in punishment.

002.212 Beautified is the life of the world for those who disbelieve; they make a jest
of the believers. But those who keep their duty to Allah will be above them on the
Day of Resurrection. Allah giveth without stint to whom He will.

002.213 Mankind were one community, and Allah sent (unto them) prophets as
bearers of good tidings and as warners, and revealed therewith the Scripture with the
truth that it might judge between mankind concerning that wherein they differed. And
only those unto whom (the Scripture) was given differed concerning it, after clear
proofs had come unto them, through hatred one of another. And Allah by His Will
guided those who believe unto the truth of that concerning which they differed. Allah
guideth whom He will unto a straight path.

002.214 Or think ye that ye will enter paradise while yet there hath not come unto you
the like of (that which came to) those who passed away before you ? Affliction and
adversity befell them, they were shaken as with earthquake, till the messenger (of
Allah) and those who believed along with him said: When cometh Allah's help ? Now
surely Allah's help is nigh.

002.215 They ask thee, (O Muhammad), what they shall spend. Say: that which ye
spend for good (must go) to parents and near kindred and orphans and the needy and
the wayfarer. And whatsoever good ye do, lo! Allah is Aware of it.
002.216 Warfare is ordained for you, though it is hateful unto you; but it may happen
that ye hate a thing which is good for you, and it may happen that ye love a thing
which is bad for you. Allah knoweth, ye know not.

002.217 They question thee (O Muhammad) with regard to warfare in the sacred
month. Say: Warfare therein is a great (transgression), but to turn (men) from the way
of Allah, and to disbelieve in Him and in the Inviolable Place of Worship, and to
expel His people thence, is a greater with Allah; for persecution is worse than killing.
And they will not cease from fighting against you till they have made you renegades
from your religion, if they can. And whoso becometh a renegade and dieth in his
disbelief: such are they whose works have fallen both in the world and the Hereafter.
Such are rightful owners of the Fire: they will abide therein.

002.218 Lo! those who believe, and those who emigrate (to escape the persecution)
and strive in the way of Allah, these have hope of Allah's mercy. Allah is Forgiving,
Merciful.

002.219 They question thee about strong drink and games of chance. Say: In both is
great sin, and (some) utility for men; but the sin of them is greater than their
usefulness. And they ask thee what they ought to spend. Say: that which is
superfluous. Thus Allah maketh plain to you (His) revelations, that haply ye may
reflect.

002.220 Upon the world and the Hereafter. And they question thee concerning
orphans. Say: To improve their lot is best. And if ye mingle your affairs with theirs,
then (they are) your brothers. Allah knoweth him who spoileth from him who
improveth. Had Allah willed He could have overburdened you. Allah is Mighty,
Wise.

002.221 Wed not idolatresses till they believe; for lo! a believing bondwoman is
better than an idolatress though she please you; and give not your daughters in
marriage to idolaters till they believe, for lo! a believing slave is better than an
idolater though he please you. These invite unto the Fire, and Allah inviteth unto the
Garden, and unto forgiveness by His grace, and expoundeth His revelations to
mankind that haply they may remember.

002.222 They question thee (O Muhammad) concerning menstruation. Say: It is an
illness, so let women alone at such times and go not in unto them till they are
cleansed. And when they have purified themselves, then go in unto them as Allah
hath enjoined upon you. Truly Allah loveth those who turn unto Him, and loveth
those who have a care for cleanness.
002.223 Your women are a tilth for you (to cultivate) so go to your tilth as ye will,
and send (good deeds) before you for your souls, and fear Allah, and know that ye
will (one day) meet Him. Give glad tidings to believers, (O Muhammad).

002.224 And make not Allah, by your oaths, a hindrance to your being righteous and
observing your duty unto Him and making peace among mankind. Allah is Hearer,
Knower.

002.225 Allah will not take you to task for that which is unintentional in your oaths.
But He will take you to task for that which your hearts have garnered. Allah is
Forgiving, Clement.

002.226 Those who forswear their wives must wait four months; then, if they change
their mind, lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

002.227 And if they decide upon divorce (let them remember that) Allah is Hearer,
Knower.

002.228 Women who are divorced shall wait, keeping themselves apart, three
(monthly) courses. And it is not lawful for them that they should conceal that which
Allah hath created in their wombs if they are believers in Allah and the Last Day. And
their husbands would do better to take them back in that case if they desire a
reconciliation. And they (women) have rights similar to those (of men) over them in
kindness, and men are a degree above them. Allah is Mighty, Wise.

002.229 Divorce must be pronounced twice and then (a woman) must be retained in
honour or released in kindness. And it is not lawful for you that ye take from women
aught of that which ye have given them; except (in the case) when both fear that they
may not be able to keep within the limits (imposed by) Allah. And if ye fear that they
may not be able to keep the limits of Allah, in that case it is no sin for either of them
if the woman ransom herself. These are the limits (imposed by) Allah. Transgress
them not. For whoso transgresseth Allah's limits: such are wrong-doers.

002.230 And if he hath divorced her (the third time), then she is not lawful unto him
thereafter until she hath wedded another husband. Then if he (the other husband)
divorce her it is no sin for both of them that they come together again if they consider
that they are able to observe the limits of Allah. These are the limits of Allah. He
manifesteth them for people who have knowledge.
002.231 When ye have divorced women, and they have reached their term, then retain
them in kindness or release them in kindness. Retain them not to their hurt so that ye
transgress (the limits). He who doeth that hath wronged his soul. Make not the
revelations of Allah a laughing-stock (by your behaviour), but remember Allah's
grace upon you and that which He hath revealed unto you of the Scripture and of
wisdom, whereby He doth exhort you. Observe your duty to Allah and know that
Allah is Aware of all things.

002.232 And when ye have divorced women and they reach their term, place not
difficulties in the way of their marrying their husbands if it is agreed between them in
kindness. This is an admonition for him among you who believeth in Allah and the
Last Day. That is more virtuous for you, and cleaner. Allah knoweth; ye know not.

002.233 Mothers shall suckle their children for two whole years; (that is) for those
who wish to complete the suckling. The duty of feeding and clothing nursing mothers
in a seemly manner is upon the father of the child. No-one should be charged beyond
his capacity. A mother should not be made to suffer because of her child, nor should
he to whom the child is born (be made to suffer) because of his child. And on the
(father's) heir is incumbent the like of that (which was incumbent on the father). If
they desire to wean the child by mutual consent and (after) consultation, it is no sin
for them; and if ye wish to give your children out to nurse, it is no sin for you, provide
that ye pay what is due from you in kindness. Observe your duty to Allah, and know
that Allah is Seer of what ye do.

002.234 Such of you as die and leave behind them wives, they (the wives) shall wait,
keeping themselves apart, four months and ten days. And when they reach the term
(prescribed for them) then there is no sin for you in aught that they may do with
themselves in decency. Allah is informed of what ye do.

002.235 There is no sin for you in that which ye proclaim or hide in your minds
concerning your troth with women. Allah knoweth that ye will remember them. But
plight not your troth with women except by uttering a recognised form of words. And
do not consummate the marriage until (the term) prescribed is run. Know that Allah
knoweth what is in your minds, so beware of Him; and know that Allah is Forgiving,
Clement.

002.236 It is no sin for you if ye divorce women while yet ye have not touched them,
nor appointed unto them a portion. Provide for them, the rich according to his means,
and the straitened according to his means, a fair provision. (This is) a bounden duty
for those who do good.
002.237 If ye divorce them before ye have touched them and ye have appointed unto
them a portion, then (pay the) half of that which ye appointed, unless they (the
women) agree to forgo it, or he agreeth to forgo it in whose hand is the marriage tie.
To forgo is nearer to piety. And forget not kindness among yourselves. Allah is Seer
of what ye do.

002.238 Be guardians of your prayers, and of the midmost prayer, and stand up with
devotion to Allah.

002.239 And if ye go in fear, then (pray) standing or on horseback. And when ye are
again in safety, remember Allah, as He hath taught you that which (heretofore) ye
knew not.

002.240 (In the case of) those of you who are about to die and leave behind them
wives, they should bequeath unto their wives a provision for the year without turning
them out, but if they go out (of their own accord) there is no sin for you in that which
they do of themselves within their rights. Allah is Mighty, Wise.

002.241 For divorced women a provision in kindness: a duty for those who ward off
(evil).

002.242 Thus Allah expoundeth unto you His revelations so that ye may understand.

002.243 Bethink thee (O Muhammad) of those of old, who went forth from their
habitations in their thousands, fearing death, and Allah said unto them: Die; and then
He brought them back to life. Lo! Allah is a Lord of Kindness to mankind, but most
of mankind give not thanks.

002.244 Fight in the way of Allah, and know that Allah is Hearer, Knower.

002.245 Who is it that will lend unto Allah a goodly loan, so that He may give it
increase manifold ? Allah straiteneth and enlargeth. Unto Him ye will return.

002.246 Bethink thee of the leaders of the Children of Israel after Moses, how they
said unto a prophet whom they had: Set up for us a king and we will fight in Allah's
way. He said: Would ye then refrain from fighting if fighting were prescribed for you
? They said: Why should we not fight in Allah's way when we have been driven from
our dwellings with our children ? Yet, when fighting was prescribed for them, they
turned away, all save a few of them. Allah is aware of evil-doers.
002.247 Their Prophet said unto them: Lo! Allah hath raised up Saul to be a king for
you. They said: How can he have kingdom over us when we are more deserving of
the kingdom than he is, since he hath not been given wealth enough ? He said: Lo!
Allah hath chosen him above you, and hath increased him abundantly in wisdom and
stature. Allah bestoweth His Sovereignty on whom He will. Allah is All-Embracing,
All-Knowing.

002.248 And their Prophet said unto them: Lo! the token of his kingdom is that there
shall come unto you the ark wherein is peace of reassurance from your Lord, and a
remnant of that which the house of Moses and the house of Aaron left behind, the
angels bearing it. Lo! herein shall be a token for you if (in truth) ye are believers.

002.249 And when Saul set out with the army, he said: Lo! Allah will try you by (the
ordeal of) a river. Whosoever therefore drinketh thereof he is not of me, and
whosoever tasteth it not he is of me, save him who taketh (thereof) in the hollow of
his hand. But they drank thereof, all save a few of them. And after he had crossed (the
river), he and those who believed with him, they said: We have no power this day
against Goliath and his hosts. But those who knew that they would meet Allah
exclaimed: How many a little company hath overcome a mighty host by Allah's
leave! Allah is with the steadfast.

002.250 And when they went into the field against Goliath and his hosts they said:
Our Lord! Bestow on us endurance, make our foothold sure, and give us help against
the disbelieving folk.

002.251 So they routed them by Allah's leave and David slew Goliath; and Allah gave
him the kingdom and wisdom, and taught him of that which He willeth. And if Allah
had not repelled some men by others the earth would have been corrupted. But Allah
is a Lord of Kindness to (His) creatures.

002.252 These are the portents of Allah which We recite unto thee (Muhammad) with
truth, and lo! thou art of the number of (Our) messengers;

002.253 Of those messengers, some of whom We have caused to excel others, and of
whom there are some unto whom Allah spake, while some of them He exalted (above
others) in degree; and We gave Jesus, son of Mary, clear proofs (of Allah's
Sovereignty) and We supported him with the holy Spirit. And if Allah had so wiled it,
those who followed after them would not have fought one with another after the clear
proofs had come unto them. But they differed, some of them believing and some
disbelieving. And if Allah had so willed it, they would not have fought one with
another; but Allah doeth what He will.
002.254 O ye who believe! spend of that wherewith We have provided you ere a day
come when there will be no trafficking, nor friendship, nor intercession. The
disbelievers, they are the wrong-doers.

002.255 Allah! There is no God save Him, the Alive, the Eternal. Neither slumber nor
sleep overtaketh Him. Unto Him belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and
whatsoever is in the earth. Who is he that intercedeth with Him save by His leave ?
He knoweth that which is in front of them and that which is behind them, while they
encompass nothing of His knowledge save what He will. His throne includeth the
heavens and the earth, and He is never weary of preserving them. He is the Sublime,
the Tremendous.

002.256 There is no compulsion in religion. The right direction is henceforth distinct
from error. And he who rejecteth false deities and believeth in Allah hath grasped a
firm handhold which will never break. Allah is Hearer, Knower.

002.257 Allah is the Protecting Guardian of those who believe. He bringeth them out
of darkness into light. As for those who disbelieve, their patrons are false deities.
They bring them out of light into darkness. Such are rightful owners of the Fire. They
will abide therein.

002.258 Bethink thee of him who had an argument with Abraham about his Lord,
because Allah had given him the kingdom; how, when Abraham said: My Lord is He
Who giveth life and causeth death, he answered: I give life and cause death. Abraham
said: Lo! Allah causeth the sun to rise in the East, so do thou cause it to come up from
the West. Thus was the disbeliever abashed. And Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk.

002.259 Or (bethink thee of) the like of him who, passing by a township which had
fallen into utter ruin, exclaimed: How shall Allah give this township life after its
death ? And Allah made him die a hundred years, then brought him back to life. He
said: How long hast thou tarried ? (The man) said: I have tarried a day or part of a
day. (He) said: Nay, but thou hast tarried for a hundred years. Just look at thy food
and drink which have not rotted! Look at thine ass! And, that We may make thee a
token unto mankind, look at the bones, how We adjust them and then cover them with
flesh! And when (the matter) became clear unto him, he said: I know now that Allah
is Able to do all things.
002.260 And when Abraham said (unto his Lord): My Lord! Show me how Thou
givest life to the dead, He said: Dost thou not believe ? Abraham said: Yea, but (I ask)
in order that my heart may be at ease. (His Lord) said: Take four of the birds and
cause them to incline unto thee, then place a part of them on each hill, then call them,
they will come to thee in haste, and know that Allah is Mighty, Wise.

002.261 The likeness of those who spend their wealth in Allah's way is as the likeness
of a grain which groweth seven ears, in every ear a hundred grains. Allah giveth
increase manifold to whom He will. Allah is All-Embracing, All-Knowing.

002.262 Those who spend their wealth for the cause of Allah and afterward make not
reproach and injury to follow that which they have spent; their reward is with their
Lord, and there shall no fear come upon them, neither shall they grieve.

002.263 A kind word with forgiveness is better than almsgiving followed by injury.
Allah is Absolute, Clement.

002.264 O ye who believe! Render not vain your almsgiving by reproach and injury,
like him who spendeth his wealth only to be seen of men and believeth not in Allah
and the Last Day. His likeness is as the likeness of a rock whereon is dust of earth; a
rainstorm smiteth it, leaving it smooth and bare. They have no control of aught of that
which they have gained. Allah guideth not the disbelieving folk.

002.265 And the likeness of those who spend their wealth in search of Allah's
pleasure, and for the strengthening of their souls, is as the likeness of a garden on a
height. The rainstorm smiteth it and it bringeth forth its fruit twofold. And if the
rainstorm smite it not, then the shower. Allah is Seer of what ye do.

002.266 Would any of you like to have a garden of palm-trees and vines, with rivers
flowing underneath it, with all kinds of fruit for him therein; and old age hath stricken
him and he hath feeble offspring; and a fiery whirlwind striketh it and it is (all)
consumed by fire. Thus Allah maketh plain His revelations unto you, in order that ye
may give thought.

002.267 O ye who believe! Spend of the good things which ye have earned, and of
that which We bring forth from the earth for you, and seek not the bad (with intent) to
spend thereof (in charity) when ye would not take it for yourselves save with disdain;
and know that Allah is Absolute, Owner of Praise.
002.268 The devil promiseth you destitution and enjoineth on you lewdness. But
Allah promiseth you forgiveness from Himself with bounty. Allah is All-Embracing,
All-knowing.

002.269 He giveth wisdom unto whom He will, and he unto whom wisdom is given,
he truly hath received abundant good. But none remember except men of
understanding.

002.270 Whatever alms ye spend or vow ye vow, lo! Allah knoweth it. Wrong-doers
have no helpers.

002.271 If ye publish your almsgiving, it is well, but if ye hide it and give it to the
poor, it will be better for you, and will atone for some of your ill-deeds. Allah is
Informed of what ye do.

002.272 The guiding of them is not thy duty (O Muhammad), but Allah guideth
whom He will. And whatsoever good thing ye spend, it is for yourselves, when ye
spend not save in search of Allah's Countenance; and whatsoever good thing ye
spend, it will be repaid to you in full, and ye will not be wronged.

002.273 (Alms are) for the poor who are straitened for the cause of Allah, who cannot
travel in the land (for trade). The unthinking man accounteth them wealthy because of
their restraint. Thou shalt know them by their mark: They do not beg of men with
importunity. And whatsoever good thing ye spend, lo! Allah knoweth it.

002.274 Those who spend their wealth by night and day, by stealth and openly, verily
their reward is with their Lord, and their shall no fear come upon them neither shall
they grieve.

002.275 Those who swallow usury cannot rise up save as he ariseth whom the devil
hath prostrated by (his) touch. That is because they say: Trade is just like usury;
whereas Allah permitteth trading and forbiddeth usury. He unto whom an admonition
from his Lord cometh, and (he) refraineth (in obedience thereto), he shall keep (the
profits of) that which is past, and his affair (henceforth) is with Allah. As for him who
returneth (to usury) - Such are rightful owners of the Fire. They will abide therein.

002.276 Allah hath blighted usury and made almsgiving fruitful. Allah loveth not the
impious and guilty.

002.277 Lo! those who believe and do good works and establish worship and pay the
poor-due, their reward is with their Lord and there shall no fear come upon them
neither shall they grieve.
002.278 O ye who believe! Observe your duty to Allah, and give up what remaineth
(due to you) from usury, if ye are (in truth) believers.

002.279 And if ye do not, then be warned of war (against you) from Allah and His
messenger. And if ye repent, then ye have your principal (without interest). Wrong
not, and ye shall not be wronged.

002.280 And if the debtor is in straitened circumstances, then (let there be)
postponement to (the time of) ease; and that ye remit the debt as almsgiving would be
better for you if ye did but know.

002.281 And guard yourselves against a day in which ye will be brought back to
Allah. Then every soul will be paid in full that which it hath earned, and they will not
be wronged.

002.282

002.283 If ye be on a journey and cannot find a scribe, then a pledge in hand (shall
suffice). And if one of you entrusteth to another let him who is trusted deliver up that
which is entrusted to him (according to the pact between them) and let him observe
his duty to Allah his Lord. Hide not testimony. He who hideth it, verily his heart is
sinful. Allah is Aware of what ye do.

002.284 Unto Allah (belongeth) whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the
earth; and whether ye make known what is in your minds or hide it, Allah will bring
you to account for it. He will forgive whom He will and He will punish whom He
will. Allah is Able to do all things.

002.285 The messenger believeth in that which hath been revealed unto him from his
Lord and (so do) believers. Each one believeth in Allah and His angels and His
scriptures and His messengers - We make no distinction between any of His
messengers - and they say: We hear, and we obey. (Grant us) Thy forgiveness, our
Lord. Unto Thee is the journeying.

002.286 Allah tasketh not a soul beyond its scope. For it (is only) that which it hath
earned, and against it (only) that which it hath deserved. Our Lord! Condemn us not if
we forget, or miss the mark! Our Lord! Lay not on us such a burden as thou didst lay
on those before us! Our Lord! Impose not on us that which we have not the strength
to bear! Pardon us, absolve us and have mercy on us, Thou, our Protector, and give us
victory over the disbelieving folk.

003.001 Alim. Lam. Mim.
003.002 Allah! There is no God save Him, the Alive, the Eternal.

003.003 He hath revealed unto thee (Muhammad) the Scripture with truth, confirming
that which was (revealed) before it, even as He revealed the Torah and the Gospel.

003.004 Aforetime, for a guidance to mankind; and hath revealed the Criterion (of
right and wrong). Lo! those who disbelieve the revelations of Allah, theirs will be a
heavy doom. Allah is Mighty, Able to Requite (the wrong).

003.005 Lo! nothing in the earth or in the heavens is hidden from Allah.

003.006 He it is Who fashioneth you in the wombs as pleaseth Him. There is no God
save Him, the Almighty, the Wise.

003.007 He it is Who hath revealed unto thee (Muhammad) the Scripture wherein are
clear revelations - they are the substance of the Book - and others (which are)
allegorical. But those in whose hearts is doubt pursue, forsooth, that which is
allegorical seeking (to cause) dissension by seeking to explain it. None knoweth its
explanation save Allah. And those who are of sound instruction say: We believe
therein; the whole is from our Lord; but only men of understanding really heed.

003.008 Our Lord! Cause not our hearts to stray after Thou hast guided us, and
bestow upon us mercy from Thy Presence. Lo! Thou, only Thou, art the Bestower.

003.009 Our Lord! Lo! it is Thou Who gatherest mankind together to a Day of which
there is no doubt. Lo! Allah faileth not to keep the tryst.

003.010 (On that Day) neither the riches nor the progeny of those who disbelieve will
aught avail them with Allah. They will be fuel for Fire.

003.011 Like Pharaoh's folk and those who were before them, they disbelieved Our
revelations and so Allah seized them for their sins. And Allah is severe in
punishment.

003.012 Say (O Muhammad) unto those who disbelieve: Ye shall be overcome and
gathered unto Hell, an evil resting-place.
003.013 There was a token for you in two hosts which met: one army fighting in the
way of Allah, and another disbelieving, whom they saw as twice their number,
clearly, with their very eyes. Thus Allah strengtheneth with His succour whom He
will. Lo! herein verily is a lesson for those who have eyes.

003.014 Beautified for mankind is love of the joys (that come) from women and
offspring; and stored-up heaps of gold and silver, and horses branded (with their
mark), and cattle and land. That is comfort of the life of the world. Allah! With Him
is a more excellent abode.

003.015 Say: Shall I inform you of something better than that ? For those who keep
from evil, with their Lord, are Gardens underneath which rivers flow wherein they
will abide, and pure companions, and contentment from Allah. Allah is Seer of His
bondmen,

003.016 Those who say: Our Lord! Lo! we believe. So forgive us our sins and guard
us from the punishment of Fire;

003.017 The steadfast, and the truthful, and the obedient, those who spend (and hoard
not), those who pray for pardon in the watches of the night.

003.018 Allah (Himself) is Witness that there is no God save Him. And the angels
and the men of learning (too are witness). Maintaining His creation in justice, there is
no God save Him the Almighty, the Wise.

003.019 Lo! religion with Allah (is) the Surrender (to His Will and Guidance). Those
who (formerly) received the Scripture differed only after knowledge came unto them,
through transgression among themselves. Whoso disbelieveth the revelations of Allah
(will find that) lo! Allah is swift at reckoning.

003.020 And if they argue with thee, (O Muhammad), say: I have surrendered my
purpose to Allah and (so have) those who follow me. And say unto those who have
received the Scripture and those who read not: Have ye (too) surrendered ? If they
surrender, then truly they are rightly guided, and if they turn away, then it is thy duty
only to convey the message (unto them). Allah is Seer of (His) bondmen.

003.021 Lo! those who disbelieve the revelations of Allah, and slay the prophets
wrongfully, and slay those of mankind who enjoin equity: promise them a painful
doom.

003.022 Those are they whose works have failed in the world and the Hereafter; and
they have no helpers.
003.023 Hast thou not seen how those who have received a portion of the Scripture
invoke the Scripture of Allah (in their disputes) that it may judge between them; then
a faction of them turn away, being opposed (to it) ?

003.024 That is because they say: The Fire will not touch us save for a certain number
of days. That which they used to invent hath deceived them regarding their religion.

003.025 How (will it be with them) when We have brought them all together to a Day
of which there is no doubt, when every soul will be paid in full what it hath earned,
and they will not be wronged.

003.026 Say: O Allah! Owner of Sovereignty! Thou givest sovereignty unto whom
Thou wilt, and Thou withdrawest sovereignty from whom Thou wilt. Thou exaltest
whom Thou wilt, and Thou abasest whom Thou wilt. In Thy hand is the good. Lo!
Thou art Able to do all things.

003.027 Thou causest the night to pass into the day, and Thou causest the day to pass
into the night. And Thou bringest forth the living from the dead, and Thou bringest
forth the dead from the living. And Thou givest sustenance to whom Thou choosest,
without stint.

003.028 Let not the believers take disbelievers for their friends in preference to
believers. Whoso doeth that hath no connection with Allah unless (it be) that ye but
guard yourselves against them, taking (as it were) security. Allah biddeth you beware
(only) of Himself. Unto Allah is the journeying.

003.029 Say, (O Muhammad): Whether ye hide that which is in your breasts or reveal
it, Allah knoweth it. He knoweth that which is in the heavens and that which is in the
earth, and Allah is Able to do all things.

003.030 On the Day when every soul will find itself confronted with all that it hath
done of good and all that it hath done of evil (every soul) will long that there might be
a mighty space of distance between it and that (evil). Allah biddeth you beware of
Him. And Allah is Full of Pity for (His) bondmen.

003.031 Say, (O Muhammad, to mankind): If ye love Allah, follow me; Allah will
love you and forgive you your sins. Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

003.032 Say: Obey Allah and the messenger. But if they turn away, lo! Allah loveth
not the disbelievers (in His guidance).
003.033 Lo! Allah preferred Adam and Noah and the Family of Abraham and the
Family of 'Imran above (all His) creatures.

003.034 They were descendants one of another. Allah is Hearer, Knower.

003.035 (Remember) when the wife of 'Imran said: My Lord! I have vowed unto
Thee that which is in my belly as a consecrated (offering). Accept it from me. Lo!
Thou, only Thou, art the Hearer, the Knower!

003.036 And when she was delivered she said: My Lord! Lo! I am delivered of a
female - Allah knew best of what she was delivered - the male is not as the female;
and lo! I have named her Mary, and lo! I crave Thy protection for her and for her
offspring from Satan the outcast.

003.037 And her Lord accepted her with full acceptance and vouchsafed to her a
goodly growth; and made Zachariah her guardian. Whenever Zachariah went into the
sanctuary where she was, he found that she had food. He said: O Mary! Whence
cometh unto thee this (food) ? She answered: It is from Allah. Allah giveth without
stint to whom He will.

003.038 Then Zachariah prayed unto his Lord and said: My Lord! Bestow upon me of
Thy bounty goodly offspring. Lo! Thou art the Hearer of Prayer.

003.039 And the angels called to him as he stood praying in the sanctuary: Allah
giveth thee glad tidings of (a son whose name is) John, (who cometh) to confirm a
word from Allah lordly, chaste, a prophet of the righteous.

003.040 He said: My Lord! How can I have a son when age hath overtaken me
already and my wife is barren ? (The angel) answered: So (it will be). Allah doeth
what He will.

003.041 He said: My Lord! Appoint a token for me. (The angel) said: The token unto
thee (shall be) that thou shalt not speak unto mankind three days except by signs.
Remember thy Lord much, and praise (Him) in the early hours of night and morning.

003.042 And when the angels said: O Mary! Lo! Allah hath chosen thee and made
thee pure, and hath preferred thee above (all) the women of creation.

003.043 O Mary! Be obedient to thy Lord, prostrate thyself and bow with those who
bow (in worship).
003.044 This is of the tidings of things hidden. We reveal it unto thee (Muhammad).
Thou wast not present with them when they threw their pens (to know) which of them
should be the guardian of Mary, nor wast thou present with them when they
quarrelled (thereupon).

003.045 (And remember) when the angels said: O Mary! Lo! Allah giveth thee glad
tidings of a word from him, whose name is the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary,
illustrious in the world and the Hereafter, and one of those brought near (unto Allah).

003.046 He will speak unto mankind in his cradle and in his manhood, and he is of
the righteous.

003.047 She said: My Lord! How can I have a child when no mortal hath touched me
? He said: So (it will be). Allah createth what He will. If He decreeth a thing, He saith
unto it only: Be! and it is.

003.048 And He will teach him the Scripture and wisdom, and the Torah and the
Gospel,

003.049 And will make him a messenger unto the Children of Israel, (saying): Lo! I
come unto you with a sign from your Lord. Lo! I fashion for you out of clay the
likeness of a bird, and I breathe into it and it is a bird, by Allah's leave. I heal him
who was born blind, and the leper, and I raise the dead, by Allah's leave. And I
announce unto you what ye eat and what ye store up in your houses. Lo! herein verily
is a portent for you, if ye are to be believers.

003.050 And (I come) confirming that which was before me of the Torah, and to
make lawful some of that which was forbidden unto you. I come unto you with a sign
from your Lord, so keep your duty to Allah and obey me.

003.051 Lo! Allah is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him. That is a straight path.

003.052 But when Jesus became conscious of their disbelief, he cried: Who will be
my helpers in the cause of Allah ? The disciples said: We will be Allah's helpers. We
believe in Allah, and bear thou witness that we have surrendered (unto Him).

003.053 Our Lord! We believe in that which Thou hast revealed and we follow him
whom Thou hast sent. Enrol us among those who witness (to the truth).

003.054 And they (the disbelievers) schemed, and Allah schemed (against them): and
Allah is the best of schemers.
003.055 (And remember) when Allah said: O Jesus! Lo! I am gathering thee and
causing thee to ascend unto Me, and am cleansing thee of those who disbelieve and
am setting those who follow thee above those who disbelieve until the Day of
Resurrection. Then unto Me ye will (all) return, and I shall judge between you as to
that wherein ye used to differ.

003.056 As for those who disbelieve I shall chastise them with a heavy chastisement
in the world and the Hereafter; and they will have no helpers.

003.057 And as for those who believe and do good works, He will pay them their
wages in full. Allah loveth not wrong-doers.

003.058 This (which) We recite unto thee is a revelation and a wise reminder.

003.059 Lo! the likeness of Jesus with Allah is as the likeness of Adam. He created
him of dust, then He said unto him: Be! and he is.

003.060 (This is) the truth from thy Lord (O Muhammad), so be not thou of those
who waver.

003.061 And whoso disputeth with thee concerning him, after the knowledge which
hath come unto thee, say (unto him): Come! We will summon our sons and your sons,
and our women and your women, and ourselves and yourselves, then we will pray
humbly (to our Lord) and (solemnly) invoke the curse of Allah upon those who lie.

003.062 Lo! This verily is the true narrative. There is no God save Allah, and lo!
Allah, He verily is, is the Mighty, the Wise.

003.063 And if they turn away, then lo! Allah is Aware of (who are) the corrupters.

003.064 Say: O People of the Scripture! Come to an agreement between us and you:
that we shall worship none but Allah, and that we shall ascribe no partner unto Him,
and that none of us shall take others for lords beside Allah. And if they turn away,
then say: Bear witness that we are they who have surrendered (unto Him).

003.065 O People of the Scripture! Why will ye argue about Abraham, when the
Torah and the Gospel were not revealed till after him ? Have ye then no sense ?
003.066 Lo! ye are those who argue about that whereof ye have some knowledge:
Why then argue ye concerning that whereof ye have no knowledge ? Allah knoweth.
Ye know not.

003.067 Abraham was not a Jew, nor yet a Christian; but he was an upright man who
had surrendered (to Allah), and he was not of the idolaters.

003.068 Lo! those of mankind who have the best claim to Abraham are those who
followed him, and this Prophet and those who believe (with him); and Allah is the
Protecting Guardian of the believers.

003.069 A party of the People of the Scripture long to make you go astray; and they
make none to go astray except themselves, but they perceive not.

003.070 O People of the Scripture! Why disbelieve ye in the revelations of Allah,
when ye (yourselves) bear witness (to their truth) ?

003.071 O People of the Scripture! Why confound ye truth with falsehood and
knowingly conceal the truth ?

003.072 And a party of the People of the Scripture say: Believe in that which hath
been revealed unto those who believe at the opening of the day, and disbelieve at the
end thereof, in order that they may return;

003.073 And believe not save in one who followeth your religion - Say (O
Muhammad): Lo! the guidance is Allah's Guidance - that anyone is given the like of
that which was given unto you or that they may argue with you in the presence of
their Lord. Say (O Muhammad): Lo! the bounty is in Allah's hand. He bestoweth it on
whom He will. Allah is All-Embracing, All-Knowing.

003.074 He selecteth for His mercy whom He will. Allah is of Infinite Bounty.

003.075 Among the People of the Scripture there is he who, if thou trust him with a
weight of treasure, will return it to thee. And among them there is he who, if thou
trust him with a piece of gold, will not return it to thee unless thou keep standing over
him. That is because they say: We have no duty to the Gentiles. They speak a lie
concerning Allah knowingly.

003.076 Nay, but (the chosen of Allah is) he who fulfilleth his pledge and wardeth off
(evil); for lo! Allah loveth those who ward off (evil).
003.077 Lo! those who purchase a small gain at the cost of Allah's covenant and their
oaths, they have no portion in the Hereafter. Allah will neither speak to them nor look
upon them on the Day of Resurrection, nor will He make them grow. Theirs will be a
painful doom.

003.078 And lo! there is a party of them who distort the Scripture with their tongues,
that ye may think that what they say is from the Scripture, when it is not from the
Scripture. And they say: It is from Allah, when it is not from Allah; and they speak a
lie concerning Allah knowingly.

003.079 It is not (possible) for any human being unto whom Allah had given the
Scripture and wisdom and the prophethood that he should afterwards have said unto
mankind: Be slaves of me instead of Allah; but (what he said was): Be ye faithful
servants of the Lord by virtue of your constant teaching of the Scripture and of your
constant study thereof.

003.080 And he commanded you not that ye should take the angels and the prophets
for lords. Would he command you to disbelieve after ye had surrendered (to Allah) ?

003.081 When Allah made (His) covenant with the prophets, (He said): Behold that
which I have given you of the Scripture and knowledge. And afterward there will
come unto you a messenger, confirming that which ye possess. Ye shall believe in
him and ye shall help him. He said: Do ye agree, and will ye take up My burden
(which I lay upon you) in this (matter) ? They answered: We agree. He said: Then
bear ye witness. I will be a witness with you.

003.082 Then whosoever after this shall turn away: they will be miscreants.

003.083 Seek they other than the religion of Allah, when unto Him submitteth
whosoever is in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and unto Him
they will be returned.

003.084 Say (O Muhammad): We believe in Allah and that which is revealed unto us
and that which was revealed unto Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the
tribes, and that which was vouchsafed unto Moses and Jesus and the prophets from
their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and unto Him we have
surrendered.

003.085 And whoso seeketh as religion other than the Surrender (to Allah) it will not
be accepted from him, and he will be a loser in the Hereafter.
003.086 How shall Allah guide a people who disbelieved after their belief and (after)
they bore witness that the messenger is true and after clear proofs (of Allah's
Sovereignty) had come unto them. And Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk.

003.087 As for such, their guerdon is that on them rests the curse of Allah and of
angels and of men combined.

003.088 They will abide therein. Their doom will not be lightened, neither will they
be reprieved;

003.089 Save those who afterward repent and do right. Lo! Allah is Forgiving,
Merciful.

003.090 Lo! those who disbelieve after their (profession of) belief, and afterward
grow violent in disbelief: their repentance will not be accepted. And such are those
who are astray.

003.091 Lo! those who disbelieve, and die in disbelief, the (whole) earth full of gold
would not be accepted from such an one if it were offered as a ransom (for his soul).
Theirs will be a painful doom and they will have no helpers.

003.092 Ye will not attain unto piety until ye spend of that which ye love. And
whatsoever ye spend, Allah is Aware thereof.

003.093 All food was lawful unto the Children of Israel, save that which Israel
forbade himself, (in days) before the Torah was revealed. Say: Produce the Torah and
read it (unto us) if ye are truthful.

003.094 And whoever shall invent a falsehood after that concerning Allah, such will
be wrong-doers.

003.095 Say: Allah speaketh truth. So follow the religion of Abraham, the upright. He
was not of the idolaters.

003.096 Lo! the first Sanctuary appointed for mankind was that at Becca, a blessed
place, a guidance to the peoples;

003.097 Wherein are plain memorials (of Allah's guidance); the place where
Abraham stood up to pray; and whosoever entereth it is safe. And pilgrimage to the
House is a duty unto Allah for mankind, for him who can find a way thither. As for
him who disbelieveth, (let him know that) lo! Allah is Independent of (all) creatures.
003.098 Say: O People of the Scripture! Why disbelieve ye in the revelations of
Allah, when Allah (Himself) is Witness of what ye do ?

003.099 Say: O People of the Scripture! Why drive ye back believers from the way of
Allah, seeking to make it crooked, when ye are witnesses (to Allah's guidance) ?
Allah is not unaware of what ye do.

003.100 O ye who believe! If ye obey a party of those who have received the
Scripture they will make you disbelievers after your belief.

003.101 How can ye disbelieve, when it is ye unto whom Allah's revelations are
recited, and His messenger is in your midst ? He who holdeth fast to Allah, he indeed
is guided unto a right path.

003.102 O ye who believe! Observe your duty to Allah with right observance, and die
not save as those who have surrendered (unto Him)

003.103 And hold fast, all of you together, to the cable of Allah, and do not separate.
And remember Allah's favour unto you: How ye were enemies and He made
friendship between your hearts so that ye became as brothers by His grace; and (how)
ye were upon the brink of an abyss of fire, and He did save you from it. Thus Allah
maketh clear His revelations unto you, that haply ye may be guided,

003.104 And there may spring from you a nation who invite to goodness, and enjoin
right conduct and forbid indecency. Such are they who are successful.

003.105 And be ye not as those who separated and disputed after the clear proofs had
come unto them. For such there is an awful doom,

003.106 On the Day when (some) faces will be whitened and (some) faces will be
blackened; and as for those whose faces have been blackened, it will be said unto
them: Disbelieved ye after your (profession of) belief ? Then taste the punishment for
that ye disbelieved.

003.107 And as for those whose faces have been whitened, in the mercy of Allah they
dwell for ever.

003.108 These are revelations of Allah. We recite them unto thee in truth. Allah
willeth no injustice to (His) creatures.
003.109 Unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the
earth; and unto Allah all things are returned.

003.110 Ye are the best community that hath been raised up for mankind. Ye enjoin
right conduct and forbid indecency; and ye believe in Allah. And if the People of the
Scripture had believed it had been better for them. Some of them are believers; but
most of them are evil-livers.

003.111 They will not harm you save a trifling hurt, and if they fight against you they
will turn and flee. And afterward they will not be helped.

003.112 Ignominy shall be their portion wheresoever they are found save (where they
grasp) a rope from Allah and a rope from men. They have incurred anger from their
Lord, and wretchedness is laid upon them. That is because they used to disbelieve the
revelations of Allah, and slew the prophets wrongfully. That is because they were
rebellious and used to transgress.

003.113 They are not all alike. Of the People of the Scripture there is a staunch
community who recite the revelations of Allah in the night season, falling prostrate
(before Him).

003.114 They believe in Allah and the Last Day, and enjoin right conduct and forbid
indecency, and vie one with another in good works. These are of the righteous.

003.115 And whatever good they do, they will not be denied the meed thereof. Allah
is Aware of those who ward off (evil).

003.116 Lo! the riches and the progeny of those who disbelieve will not avail them
aught against Allah; and such are rightful owners of the Fire. They will abide therein.

003.117 The likeness of that which they spend in this life of the world is as the
likeness of a biting, icy wind which smiteth the harvest of a people who have
wronged themselves, and devastateth it. Allah wronged them not, but they do wrong
themselves.

003.118 O ye who believe! Take not for intimates others than your own folk, who
would spare no pains to ruin you; they love to hamper you. Hatred is revealed by (the
utterance of) their mouths, but that which their breasts hide is greater. We have made
plain for you the revelations if ye will understand.
003.119 Lo! ye are those who love them though they love you not, and ye believe in
all the Scripture. When they fall in with you they say: We believe; but when they go
apart they bite their finger-tips at you, for rage. Say: Perish in your rage! Lo! Allah is
Aware of what is hidden in (your) breasts.

003.120 If a lucky chance befall you, it is evil unto them, and if disaster strike you
they rejoice thereat. But if ye persevere and keep from evil their guile will never harm
you. Lo! Allah is Surrounding what they do.

003.121 And when thou settedst forth at daybreak from thy housefolk to assign to the
believers their positions for the battle, Allah was Hearer, Knower.

003.122 When two parties of you almost fell away, and Allah was their Protecting
Friend. In Allah let believers put their trust.

003.123 Allah had already given you the victory at Badr, when ye were contemptible.
So observe your duty to Allah in order that ye may be thankful.

003.124 When thou didst say unto the believers: Is it not sufficient for you that your
Lord should support you with three thousand angels sent down (to your help) ?

003.125 Nay, but if ye persevere, and keep from evil, and (the enemy) attack you
suddenly, your Lord will help you with five thousand angels sweeping on.

003.126 Allah ordained this only as a message of good cheer for you, and that thereby
your hearts might be at rest - Victory cometh only from Allah, the Mighty, the Wise -

003.127 That He may cut off a part of those who disbelieve, or overwhelm them so
that they retire, frustrated.

003.128 It is no concern at all of thee (Muhammad) whether He relent toward them or
punish them; for they are evil-doers.

003.129 Unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the
earth. He forgiveth whom He will, and punisheth whom He will. Allah is Forgiving,
Merciful.

003.130 O ye who believe! Devour not usury, doubling and quadrupling (the sum
lent). Observe your duty to Allah, that ye may be successful.
003.131 And ward off (from yourselves) the Fire prepared for disbelievers.

003.132 And obey Allah and the messenger, that ye may find mercy.

003.133 And vie one with another for forgiveness from your Lord, and for a paradise
as wide as are the heavens and the earth, prepared for those who ward off (evil);

003.134 Those who spend (of that which Allah hath given them) in ease and in
adversity, those who control their wrath and are forgiving toward mankind; Allah
loveth the good;

003.135 And those who, when they do an evil thing or wrong themselves, remember
Allah and implore forgiveness for their sins - Who forgiveth sins save Allah only ? -
and will not knowingly repeat (the wrong) they did.

003.136 The reward of such will be forgiveness from their Lord, and Gardens
underneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide for ever - a bountiful reward
for workers!

003.137 Systems have passed away before you. Do but travel in the land and see the
nature of the consequence for those who did deny (the messengers).

003.138 This is a declaration for mankind, a guidance and an admonition unto those
who ward off (evil)

003.139 Faint not nor grieve, for ye will overcome them if ye are (indeed) believers.

003.140 If ye have received a blow, the (disbelieving) people have received a blow
the like thereof. These are (only) the vicissitudes which We cause to follow one
another for mankind, to the end that Allah may know those who believe and may
choose witnesses from among you; and Allah loveth not wrong-doers.

003.141 And that Allah may prove those who believe, and may blight the
disbelievers.

003.142 Or deemed ye that ye would enter paradise while yet Allah knoweth not
those of you who really strive, nor knoweth those (of you) who are steadfast ?

003.143 And verily ye used to wish for death before ye met it (in the field). Now ye
have seen it with your eyes!
003.144 Muhammad is but a messenger, messengers (the like of whom) have passed
away before him. Will it be that, when he dieth or is slain, ye will turn back on your
heels ? He who turneth back on his heels doth no hurt to Allah, and Allah will reward
the thankful.

003.145 No soul can ever die except by Allah's leave and at a term appointed. Whoso
desireth the reward of the world, We bestow on him thereof; and whoso desireth the
reward of the Hereafter, We bestow on him thereof. We shall reward the thankful.

003.146 And with how many a prophet have there been a number of devoted men
who fought (beside him). They quailed not for aught that befell them in the way of
Allah, nor did they weaken, nor were they brought low. Allah loveth the steadfast.

003.147 Their cry was only that they said: Our Lord! forgive us for our sins and
wasted efforts, make our foothold sure, and give us victory over the disbelieving folk.

003.148 So Allah gave them the reward of the world and the good reward of the
Hereafter. Allah loveth those whose deeds are good.

003.149 O ye who believe! if ye obey those who disbelieve, they will make you turn
back on your heels, and ye turn back as losers.

003.150 But Allah is your Protector, and He is the Best of Helpers.

003.151 We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve because they
ascribe unto Allah partners, for which no warrant hath been revealed. Their habitation
is the Fire, and hapless the abode of the wrong-doers.

003.152 Allah verily made good His promise unto you when ye routed them by His
leave, until (the moment) when your courage failed you, and ye disagreed about the
order and ye disobeyed, after He had shown you that for which ye long. Some of you
desired the world, and some of you desired the Hereafter. Therefore He made you flee
from them, that He might try you. Yet now He hath forgiven you. Allah is a Lord of
Kindness to believers.

003.153 When ye climbed (the hill) and paid no heed to anyone, while the messenger,
in your rear, was calling you (to fight). Therefor He rewarded you grief for (his) grief,
that (He might teach) you not to sorrow either for that which ye missed or for that
which befell you. Allah is Informed of what ye do.
003.154 Then, after grief, He sent down security for you. As slumber did it overcome
a party of you, while (the other) party, who were anxious on their own account,
thought wrongly of Allah, the thought of ignorance. They said: Have we any part in
the cause ? Say (O Muhammad): The cause belongeth wholly to Allah. They hide
within themselves (a thought) which they reveal not unto thee, saying: Had we had
any part in the cause we should not have been slain here. Say: Even though ye had
been in your houses, those appointed to be slain would have gone forth to the places
where they were to lie. (All this hath been) in order that Allah might try what is in
your breasts and prove what is in your hearts. Allah is Aware of what is hidden in the
breasts (of men).

003.155 Lo! those of you who turned back on the day when the two hosts met, Satan
alone it was who caused them to backslide, because of some of that which they have
earned. Now Allah hath forgiven them. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Clement.

003.156 O ye who believe! Be not as those who disbelieved and said of their brethren
who went abroad in the land or were fighting in the field: If they had been (here) with
us they would not have died or been killed: that Allah may make it anguish in their
hearts. Allah giveth life and causeth death; and Allah is Seer of what ye do.

003.157 And what though ye be slain in Allah's way or die therein ? Surely pardon
from Allah and mercy are better than all that they amass.

003.158 What though ye be slain or die, when unto Allah ye are gathered ?

003.159 It was by the mercy of Allah that thou wast lenient with them (O
Muhammad), for if thou hadst been stern and fierce of heart they would have
dispersed from round about thee. So pardon them and ask forgiveness for them and
consult with them upon the conduct of affairs. And when thou art resolved, then put
thy trust in Allah. Lo! Allah loveth those who put their trust (in Him).

003.160 If Allah is your helper none can overcome you, and if He withdraw His help
from you, who is there who can help you after Him ? In Allah let believers put their
trust.

003.161 It is not for any prophet to embezzle. Whoso embezzleth will bring what he
embezzled with him on the Day of Resurrection. Then every soul will be paid in full
what it hath earned; and they will not be wronged.
003.162 Is one who followeth the pleasure of Allah as one who hath earned
condemnation from Allah, whose habitation is the Fire, a hapless journey's end ?

003.163 There are degrees (of grace and reprobation) with Allah, and Allah is Seer of
what they do.

003.164 Allah verily hath shown grace to the believers by sending unto them a
messenger of their own who reciteth unto them His revelations, and causeth them to
grow, and teacheth them the Scripture and wisdom; although before (he came to
them) they were in flagrant error.

003.165 And was it so, when a disaster smote you, though ye had smitten (them with
a disaster) twice (as great), that ye said: How is this ? Say (unto them, O
Muhammad): It is from yourselves. Lo! Allah is Able to do all things.

003.166 That which befell you, on the day when the two armies met, was by
permission of Allah; that He might know the true believers;

003.167 And that He might know the hypocrites, unto whom it was said: Come, fight
in the way of Allah, or defend yourselves. They answered: If we knew aught of
fighting we would follow you. On that day they were nearer disbelief than faith. They
utter with their mouths a thing which is not in their hearts. Allah is Best Aware of
what they hide.

003.168 Those who, while they sat at home, said of their brethren (who were fighting
for the cause of Allah): If they had been guided by us they would not have been slain.
Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Then avert death from yourselves if ye are truthful.

003.169 Think not of those, who are slain in the way of Allah, as dead. Nay, they are
living. With their Lord they have provision.

003.170 Jubilant (are they) because of that which Allah hath bestowed upon them of
His bounty, rejoicing for the sake of those who have not joined them but are left
behind: That there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.

003.171 They rejoice because of favour from Allah and kindness, and that Allah
wasteth not the wage of the believers.
003.172 As for those who heard the call of Allah and His messenger after the harm
befell them (in the fight); for such of them as do right and ward off (evil), there is
great reward.

003.173 Those unto whom men said: Lo! the people have gathered against you,
therefor fear them. (The threat of danger) but increased the faith of them and they
cried: Allah is Sufficient for us! Most Excellent is He in Whom we trust!

003.174 So they returned with grace and favour from Allah, and no harm touched
them. They followed the good pleasure of Allah, and Allah is of Infinite Bounty.

003.175 It is only the devil who would make (men) fear his partisans. Fear them not;
fear Me, if ye are true believers.

003.176 Let not their conduct grieve thee, who run easily to disbelief, for lo! they
injure Allah not at all. It is Allah's Will to assign them no portion in the Hereafter, and
theirs will be an awful doom.

003.177 Those who purchase disbelief at the price of faith harm Allah not at all, but
theirs will be a painful doom.

003.178 And let not those who disbelieve imagine that the rein We give them bodeth
good unto their souls. We only give them rein that they may grow in sinfulness. And
theirs will be a shameful doom.

003.179 It is not (the purpose) of Allah to leave you in your present state till He shall
separate the wicked from the good. And it is not (the purpose of) Allah to let you
know the Unseen. But Allah chooseth of His messengers whom He will, (to receive
knowledge thereof). So believe in Allah and His messengers. If ye believe and ward
off (evil), yours will be a vast reward.

003.180 And let not those who hoard up that which Allah hath bestowed upon them
of His bounty think that it is better for them. Nay, it is worse for them. That which
they hoard will be their collar on the Day of Resurrection. Allah's is the heritage of
the heavens and the earth, and Allah is Informed of what ye do.

003.181 Verily Allah heard the saying of those who said, (when asked for
contributions to the war): "Allah, forsooth, is poor, and we are rich!" We shall record
their saying with their slaying of the prophets wrongfully and We shall say: Taste ye
the punishment of burning!
003.182 This is on account of that which your own hands have sent before (you to the
judgment). Allah is no oppressor of (His) bondmen.

003.183 (The same are) those who say: Lo! Allah hath charged us that we believe not
in any messenger until he bring us an offering which fire (from heaven) shall devour.
Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Messengers came unto you before me with miracles,
and with that (very miracle) which ye describe. Why then did ye slay them ? (Answer
that) if ye are truthful!

003.184 And if they deny thee, even so did they deny messengers who were before
thee, who came with miracles and with the Psalms and with the Scripture giving light.

003.185 Every soul will taste of death. And ye will be paid on the Day of
Resurrection only that which ye have fairly earned. Whoso is removed from the Fire
and is made to enter paradise, he indeed is triumphant. The life of this world is but
comfort of illusion.

003.186 Assuredly ye will be tried in your property and in your persons, and ye will
hear much wrong from those who were given the Scripture before you, and from the
idolaters. But if ye persevere and ward off (evil), then that is of the steadfast heart of
things.

003.187 And (remember) when Allah laid a charge on those who had received the
Scripture (He said): Ye are to expound it to mankind and not to hide it. But they flung
it behind their backs and bought thereby a little gain. Verily evil is that which they
have gained thereby.

003.188 Think not that those who exult in what they have given, and love to be
praised for what they have not done - Think not, they are in safety from the doom. A
painful doom is theirs.

003.189 Unto Allah belongeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. Allah is
Able to do all things.

003.190 Lo! In the creation of the heavens and the earth and (in) the difference of
night and day are tokens (of His Sovereignty) for men of understanding,

003.191 Such as remember Allah, standing, sitting, and reclining, and consider the
creation of the heavens and the earth, (and say): Our Lord! Thou createdst not this in
vain. Glory be to Thee! Preserve us from the doom of Fire.
003.192 Our Lord! Whom Thou causest to enter the Fire: him indeed Thou hast
confounded. For evil-doers there will be no helpers.

003.193 Our Lord! Lo! we have heard a crier calling unto Faith: "Believe ye in your
Lord!" So we believed. Our Lord! Therefor forgive us our sins, and remit from us our
evil deeds, and make us die the death of the righteous.

003.194 Our Lord! And give us that which Thou hast promised to us by Thy
messengers. Confound us not upon the Day of Resurrection. Lo! Thou breakest not
the tryst.

003.195 And their Lord hath heard them (and He saith): Lo! I suffer not the work of
any worker, male or female, to be lost. Ye proceed one from another. So those who
fled and were driven forth from their homes and suffered damage for My cause, and
fought and were slain, verily I shall remit their evil deeds from them and verily I shall
bring them into Gardens underneath which rivers flow - A reward from Allah. And
with Allah is the fairest of rewards.

003.196 Let not the vicissitude (of the success) of those who disbelieve, in the land,
deceive thee (O Muhammad).

003.197 It is but a brief comfort. And afterward their habitation will be hell, an ill
abode.

003.198 But those who keep their duty to their Lord, for them are Gardens underneath
which rivers flow, wherein they will be safe for ever. A gift of welcome from their
Lord. That which Allah hath in store is better for the righteous.

003.199 And lo! of the People of the Scripture there are some who believe in Allah
and that which is revealed unto you and that which was revealed unto them, humbling
themselves before Allah. They purchase not a trifling gain at the price of the
revelations of Allah. Verily their reward is with their Lord. Lo! Allah is swift to take
account.

003.200 O ye who believe! Endure, outdo all others in endurance, be ready, and
observe your duty to Allah, in order that ye may succeed.

004.001 O mankind! Be careful of your duty to your Lord Who created you from a
single soul and from it created its mate and from them twain hath spread abroad a
multitude of men and women. Be careful of your duty toward Allah in Whom ye
claim (your rights) of one another, and toward the wombs (that bare you). Lo! Allah
hath been a watcher over you.
004.002 Give unto orphans their wealth. Exchange not the good for the bad (in your
management thereof) nor absorb their wealth into your own wealth. Lo! that would be
a great sin.

004.003 And if ye fear that ye will not deal fairly by the orphans, marry of the
women, who seem good to you, two or three or four; and if ye fear that ye cannot do
justice (to so many) then one (only) or (the captives) that your right hands possess.
Thus it is more likely that ye will not do injustice.

004.004 And give unto the women (whom ye marry) free gift of their marriage
portions; but if they of their own accord remit unto you a part thereof, then ye are
welcome to absorb it (in your wealth).

004.005 Give not unto the foolish (what is in) your (keeping of their) wealth, which
Allah hath given you to maintain; but feed and clothe them from it, and speak kindly
unto them.

004.006 Prove orphans till they reach the marriageable age; then, if ye find them of
sound judgment, deliver over unto them their fortune; and devour it not by
squandering and in haste lest they should grow up Whoso (of the guardians) is rich,
let him abstain generously (from taking of the property of orphans); and whoso is
poor let him take thereof in reason (for his guardianship). And when ye deliver up
their fortune unto orphans, have (the transaction) witnessed in their presence. Allah
sufficeth as a Reckoner.

004.007 Unto the men (of a family) belongeth a share of that which parents and near
kindred leave, and unto the women a share of that which parents and near kindred
leave, whether it be little or much - a legal share.

004.008 And when kinsfolk and orphans and the needy are present at the division (of
the heritage), bestow on them therefrom and speak kindly unto them.

004.009 And let those fear (in their behaviour toward orphans) who if they left behind
them weak offspring would be afraid for them. So let them mind their duty to Allah,
and speak justly.

004.010 Lo! Those who devour the wealth of orphans wrongfully, they do but
swallow fire into their bellies, and they will be exposed to burning flame.
004.011 Allah chargeth you concerning (the provision for) your children: to the male
the equivalent of the portion of two females, and if there be women more than two,
then theirs is two-thirds of the inheritance, and if there be one (only) then the half.
And to each of his parents a sixth of the inheritance, if he have a son; and if he have
no son and his parents are his heirs, then to his mother appertaineth the third; and if
he have brethren, then to his mother appertaineth the sixth, after any legacy he may
have bequeathed, or debt (hath been paid). Your parents and your children: Ye know
not which of them is nearer unto you in usefulness. It is an injunction from Allah. Lo!
Allah is Knower, Wise.

004.012 And unto you belongeth a half of that which your wives leave, if they have
no child; but if they have a child then unto you the fourth of that which they leave,
afte r any legacy they may have bequeathed, or debt (they ma y have contracted, hath
been paid). And unto them belon geth the fourth of that which ye leave if ye have no
ch ild, but if ye have a child then the eighth of that whi ch ye leave, after any legacy
ye may have bequeathed, o r debt (ye may have contracted, hath been paid). And if a
man or a woman have a distant heir (having left neit her parent nor child), and he (or
she) have a brother o r a sister (only on the mother's side) then to each of them twain
(the brother and the sister) the sixth, and if they be more than two, then they shall be
sharers in the third, after any legacy that may have been bequeat hed or debt
(contracted) not injuring (the heirs by wil ling away more than a third of the heritage)
hath been

004.013 These are the limits (imposed by) Allah. Whoso obeyeth Allah and His
messenger, He will make him enter Gardens underneath which rivers flow, where
such will dwell for ever. That will be the great success.

004.014 And whoso disobeyeth Allah and His messenger and transgresseth His limits,
He will make him enter Fire, where he will dwell for ever; his will be a shameful
doom.

004.015 As for those of your women who are guilty of lewdness, call to witness four
of you against them. And if they testify (to the truth of the allegation) then confine
them to the houses until death take them or (until) Allah appoint for them a way
(through new legislation).

004.016 And as for the two of you who are guilty thereof, punish them both. And if
they repent and improve, then let them be. Lo! Allah is ever relenting, Merciful.

004.017 Forgiveness is only incumbent on Allah toward those who do evil in
ignorance (and) then turn quickly (in repentance) to Allah. These are they toward
whom Allah relenteth. Allah is ever Knower, Wise.
004.018 The forgiveness is not for those who do ill-deeds until, when death attendeth
upon one of them, he saith: Lo! I repent now; nor yet for those who die while they are
disbelievers. For such We have prepared a painful doom.

004.019 O ye who believe! It is not lawful for you forcibly to inherit the women (of
your deceased kinsmen), nor (that) ye should put constraint upon them that ye may
take away a part of that which ye have given them, unless they be guilty of flagrant
lewdness. But consort with them in kindness, for if ye hate them it may happen that
ye hate a thing wherein Allah hath placed much good.

004.020 And if ye wish to exchange one wife for another and ye have given unto one
of them a sum of money (however great), take nothing from it. Would ye take it by
the way of calumny and open wrong ?

004.021 How can ye take it (back) after one of you hath gone in unto the other, and
they have taken a strong pledge from you ?

004.022 And marry not those women whom your fathers married, except what hath
already happened (of that nature) in the past. Lo! it was ever lewdness and
abomination, and an evil way.

004.023 Forbidden unto you are your mothers, and your daughters, and your sisters,
and your father's sisters, and your mother's sisters, and your brother's daughters and
your sister's daughters, and your foster-mothers, and your foster-sisters, and your
mothers-in-law, and your step-daughters who are under your protection (born) of your
women unto whom ye have gone in - but if ye have not gone in unto them, then it is
no sin for you (to marry their daughters) - and the wives of your sons who (spring)
from your own loins. And (it is forbidden unto you) that ye should have two sisters
together, except what hath already happened (of that nature) in the past. Lo! Allah is
ever Forgiving, Merciful.

004.024 And all married women (are forbidden unto you) save those (captives) whom
your right hands possess. It is a decree of Allah for you. Lawful unto you are all
beyond those mentioned, so that ye seek them with your wealth in honest wedlock,
not debauchery. And those of whom ye seek content (by marrying them), give unto
them their portions as a duty. And there is no sin for you in what ye do by mutual
agreement after the duty (hath been done). Lo! Allah is ever Knower, Wise.
004.025 And whoso is not able to afford to marry free, believing women, let them
marry from the believing maids whom your right hands possess. Allah knoweth best
(concerning) your faith. Ye (proceed) one from another; so wed them by permission
of their folk, and give unto them their portions in kindness, they being honest, not
debauched nor of loose conduct. And if when they are honourably married they
commit lewdness they shall incur the half of the punishment (prescribed) for free
women (in that case). This is for him among you who feareth to commit sin. But to
have patience would be better for you. Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

004.026 Allah would explain to you and guide you by the examples of those who
were before you, and would turn to you in mercy. Allah is Knower, Wise.

004.027 And Allah would turn to you in mercy; but those who follow vain desires
would have you go tremendously astray.

004.028 Allah would make the burden light for you, for man was created weak.

004.029 O ye who believe! Squander not your wealth among yourselves in vanity,
except it be a trade by mutual consent, and kill not one another. Lo! Allah is ever
Merciful unto you.

004.030 Whoso doeth that through aggression and injustice, we shall cast him into
Fire, and that is ever easy for Allah.

004.031 If ye avoid the great (things) which ye are forbidden, We will remit from you
your evil deeds and make you enter at a noble gate.

004.032 And covet not the thing in which Allah hath made some of you excel others.
Unto men a fortune from that which they have earned, and unto women a fortune
from that which they have earned. (Envy not one another) but ask Allah of His
bounty. Lo! Allah is ever Knower of all things.

004.033 And unto each We have appointed heirs of that which parents and near
kindred leave; and as for those with whom your right hands have made a covenant,
give them their due. Lo! Allah is ever Witness over all things.
004.034 Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to
excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women).
So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded.
As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds
apart, and scourge them. Then if they obey you, seek not a way against them. Lo!
Allah is ever High, Exalted, Great.

004.035 And if ye fear a breach between them twain (the man and wife), appoint an
arbiter from his folk and an arbiter from her folk. If they desire amendment Allah will
make them of one mind. Lo! Allah is ever Knower, Aware.

004.036 And serve Allah. Ascribe no thing as partner unto Him. (Show) kindness
unto parents, and unto near kindred, and orphans, and the needy, and unto the
neighbour who is of kin (unto you) and the neighbour who is not of kin, and the
fellow-traveller and the wayfarer and (the slaves) whom your right hands possess. Lo!
Allah loveth not such as are proud and boastful,

004.037 Who hoard their wealth and enjoin avarice on others, and hide that which
Allah hath bestowed upon them of His bounty. For disbelievers We prepare a
shameful doom;

004.038 And (also) those who spend their wealth in order to be seen of men, and
believe not in Allah nor the Last Day. Whoso taketh Satan for a comrade, a bad
comrade hath he.

004.039 What have they (to fear) if they believe in Allah and the Last Day and spend
(aright) of that which Allah hath bestowed upon them, when Allah is ever Aware of
them (and all they do) ?

004.040 Lo! Allah wrongeth not even of the weight of an ant; and if there is a good
deed, He will double it and will give (the doer) from His presence an immense
reward.

004.041 But how (will it be with them) when We bring of every people a witness, and
We bring thee (O Muhammad) a witness against these ?

004.042 On that day those who disbelieved and disobeyed the messenger will wish
that they were level with the ground, and they can hide no fact from Allah.
004.043 O ye who believe! Draw not near unto prayer when ye are drunken, till ye
know that which ye utter, nor when ye are polluted, save when journeying upon the
road, till ye have bathed. And if ye be ill, or on a journey, or one of you cometh from
the closet, or ye have touched women, and ye find not water, then go to high clean
soil and rub your faces and your hands (therewith). Lo! Allah is Benign, Forgiving.

004.044 Seest thou not those unto whom a portion of the Scripture hath been given,
how they purchase error, and seek to make you (Muslims) err from the right way ?

004.045 Allah knoweth best (who are) your enemies. Allah is sufficient as a
Guardian, and Allah is sufficient as a Supporter.

004.046 Some of those who are Jews change words from their context and say: "We
hear and disobey; hear thou as one who heareth not" and "Listen to us!" distorting
with their tongues and slandering religion. If they had said: "We hear and we obey:
hear thou, and look at us" it had been better for them, and more upright. But Allah
hath cursed them for their disbelief, so they believe not, save a few.

004.047 O ye unto whom the Scripture hath been given! Believe in what We have
revealed confirming that which ye possess, before We destroy countenances so as to
confound them, or curse them as We cursed the Sabbath-breakers (of old time). The
commandment of Allah is always executed.

004.048 Lo! Allah forgiveth not that a partner should be ascribed unto Him. He
forgiveth (all) save that to whom He will. Whoso ascribeth partners to Allah, he hath
indeed invented a tremendous sin.

004.049 Hast thou not seen those who praise themselves for purity ? Nay, Allah
purifieth whom He will, and they will not be wronged even the hair upon a date-
stone.

004.050 See, how they invent lies about Allah! That of itself is flagrant sin.

004.051 Hast thou not seen those unto whom a portion of the Scripture hath been
given, how they believe in idols and false deities, and how they say of those
(idolaters) who disbelieve: "These are more rightly guided than those who believe" ?

004.052 Those are they whom Allah hath cursed, and he whom Allah hath cursed,
thou (O Muhammad) wilt find for him no helper.
004.053 Or have they even a share in the Sovereignty ? Then in that case, they would
not give mankind even the speck on a date-stone.

004.054 Or are they jealous of mankind because of that which Allah of His bounty
hath bestowed upon them ? For We bestowed upon the house of Abraham (of old) the
Scripture and wisdom, and We bestowed on them a mighty kingdom.

004.055 And of them were (some) who believed therein and of them were (some)
who turned away from it. Hell is sufficient for (their) burning.

004.056 Lo! Those who disbelieve Our revelations, We shall expose them to the Fire.
As often as their skins are consumed We shall exchange them for fresh skins that they
may taste the torment. Lo! Allah is ever Mighty, Wise.

004.057 And as for those who believe and do good works, We shall make them enter
Gardens underneath which rivers flow - to dwell therein for ever; there for them are
pure companions - and We shall make them enter plenteous shade.

004.058 Lo! Allah commandeth you that ye restore deposits to their owners, and, if ye
judge between mankind, that ye judge justly. Lo! comely is this which Allah
admonisheth you. Lo! Allah is ever Hearer, Seer.

004.059 O ye who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the messenger and those of you
who are in authority; and if ye have a dispute concerning any matter, refer it to Allah
and the messenger if ye are (in truth) believers in Allah and the Last Day. That is
better and more seemly in the end.

004.060 Hast thou not seen those who pretend that they believe in that which is
revealed unto thee and that which was revealed before thee, how they would go for
judgment (in their disputes) to false deities when they have been ordered to abjure
them ? Satan would mislead them far astray.

004.061 And when it is said unto them: Come unto that which Allah hath revealed
and unto the messenger, thou seest the hypocrites turn from thee with aversion.

004.062 How would it be if a misfortune smote them because of that which their own
hands have sent before (them) ? Then would they come unto thee, swearing by Allah
that they were seeking naught but harmony and kindness.
004.063 Those are they, the secrets of whose hearts Allah knoweth. So oppose them
and admonish them, and address them in plain terms about their souls.

004.064 We sent no messenger save that he should be obeyed by Allah's leave. And
if, when they had wronged themselves, they had but come unto thee and asked
forgiveness of Allah, and asked forgiveness of the messenger, they would have found
Allah Forgiving, Merciful.

004.065 But nay, by thy Lord, they will not believe (in truth) until they make thee
judge of what is in dispute between them and find within themselves no dislike of that
which thou decidest, and submit with full submission.

004.066 And if We had decreed for them: Lay down your lives or go forth from your
dwellings, but few of them would have done it; though if they did what they are
exhorted to do it would be better for them, and more strengthening;

004.067 And then We should bestow upon them from Our presence an immense
reward,

004.068 And should guide them unto a straight path.

004.069 Whoso obeyeth Allah and the messenger, they are with those unto whom
Allah hath shown favour, of the prophets and the saints and the martyrs and the
righteous. The best of company are they!

004.070 That is bounty from Allah, and Allah sufficeth as Knower.

004.071 O ye who believe! Take your precautions, then advance the proven ones, or
advance all together.

004.072 Lo! among you there is he who loitereth; and if disaster overtook you, he
would say: Allah hath been gracious unto me since I was not present with them.

004.073 And if a bounty from Allah befell you, he would surely cry, as if there had
been no love between you and him: Oh, would that I had been with them, then should
I have achieved a great success!

004.074 Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the
other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We
shall bestow a vast reward.
004.075 How should ye not fight for the cause of Allah and of the feeble among men
and of the women and the children who are crying: Our Lord! Bring us forth from out
this town of which the people are oppressors! Oh, give us from thy presence some
protecting friend! Oh, give us from Thy presence some defender!

004.076 Those who believe do battle for the cause of Allah; and those who disbelieve
do battle for the cause of idols. So fight the minions of the devil. Lo! the devil's
strategy is ever weak.

004.077 Hast thou not seen those unto whom it was said: Withhold your hands,
establish worship and pay the poordue, but when fighting was prescribed for them
behold! a party of them fear mankind even as their fear of Allah or with greater fear,
and say: Our Lord! Why hast Thou ordained fighting for us ? If only Thou wouldst
give us respite yet a while! Say (unto them, O Muhammad): The comfort of this
world is scant; the Hereafter will be better for him who wardeth off (evil); and ye will
not be wronged the down upon a date-stone.

004.078 Wheresoever ye may be, death will overtake you, even though ye were in
lofty towers. Yet if a happy thing befalleth them they say: This is from Allah; and if
an evil thing befalleth them they say: This is of thy doing (O Muhammad). Say (unto
them): All is from Allah. What is amiss with these people that they come not nigh to
understand a happening ?

004.079 Whatever of good befalleth thee (O man) it is from Allah, and whatever of ill
befalleth thee it is from thyself. We have sent thee (Muhammad) as a messenger unto
mankind and Allah is sufficient as Witness.

004.080 Whoso obeyeth the messenger hath obeyed Allah, and whoso turneth away:
We have not sent thee as a warder over them.

004.081 And they say: (It is) obedience; but when they have gone forth from thee a
party of them spend the night in planning other than what thou sayest. Allah recordeth
what they plan by night. So oppose them and put thy trust in Allah. Allah is sufficient
as Trustee.

004.082 Will they not then ponder on the Qur'an ? If it had been from other than
Allah they would have found therein much incongruity.
004.083 And if any tidings, whether of safety or fear, come unto them, they noise it
abroad, whereas if they had referred it to the messenger and to such of them as are in
authority, those among them who are able to think out the matter would have known
it. If it had not been for the grace of Allah upon you and His mercy ye would have
followed Satan, save a few (of you).

004.084 So fight (O Muhammad) in the way of Allah Thou art not taxed (with the
responsibility for anyone) except thyself - and urge on the believers. Peradventure
Allah will restrain the might of those who disbelieve. Allah is stronger in might and
stronger in inflicting punishment.

004.085 Whoso interveneth in a good cause will have the reward thereof, and whoso
interveneth in an evil cause will bear the consequence thereof. Allah overseeth all
things.

004.086 When ye are greeted with a greeting, greet ye with a better than it or return it.
Lo! Allah taketh count of all things.

004.087 Allah! There is no God save Him. He gathereth you all unto a Day of
Resurrection whereof there is no doubt. Who is more true in statement than Allah ?

004.088 What aileth you that ye are become two parties regarding the hypocrites,
when Allah cast them back (to disbelief) because of what they earned ? Seek ye to
guide him whom Allah hath sent astray ? He whom Allah sendeth astray, for him thou
(O MUhammad) canst not find a road.

004.089 They long that ye should disbelieve even as they disbelieve, that ye may be
upon a level (with them). So choose not friends from them till they forsake their
homes in the way of Allah; if they turn back (to enmity) then take them and kill them
wherever ye find them, and choose no friend nor helper from among them,

004.090 Except those who seek refuge with a people between whom and you there is
a covenant, or (those who) come unto you because their hearts forbid them to make
war on you or make war on their own folk. Had Allah willed He could have given
them power over you so that assuredly they would have fought you. So, if they hold
aloof from you and wage not war against you and offer you peace, Allah alloweth you
no way against them.
004.091 Ye will find others who desire that they should have security from you, and
security from their own folk. So often as they are returned to hostility they are
plunged therein. If they keep not aloof from you nor offer you peace nor hold their
hands, then take them and kill them wherever ye find them. Against such We have
given you clear warrant.

004.092 It is not for a believer to kill a believer unless (it be) by mistake. He who
hath killed a believer by mistake must set free a believing slave, and pay the blood-
money to the family of the slain, unless they remit it as a charity. If he (the victim) be
of a people hostile unto you, and he is a believer, then (the penance is) to set free a
believing slave. And if he cometh of a folk between whom and you there is a
covenant, then the blood-money must be paid unto his folk and (also) a believing
slave must be set free. And whoso hath not the wherewithal must fast two consecutive
months. A penance from Allah. Allah is Knower, Wise.

004.093 Whoso slayeth a believer of set purpose, his reward is hell for ever. Allah is
wroth against him and He hath cursed him and prepared for him an awful doom.

004.094 O ye who believe! When ye go forth (to fight) in the way of Allah, be careful
to discriminate, and say not unto one who offereth you peace: "Thou art not a
believer," seeking the chance profits of this life (so that ye may despoil him). With
Allah are plenteous spoils. Even thus (as he now is) were ye before; but Allah hath
since then been gracious unto you. Therefore take care to discriminate. Allah is ever
Informed of what ye do.

004.095 Those of the believers who sit still, other than those who have a (disabling)
hurt, are not on an equality with those who strive in the way of Allah with their
wealth and lives. Allah hath conferred on those who strive with their wealth and lives
a rank above the sedentary. Unto each Allah hath promised good, but He hath
bestowed on those who strive a great reward above the sedentary;

004.096 Degrees of rank from Him, and forgiveness and mercy. Allah is ever
Forgiving, Merciful.

004.097 Lo! as for those whom the angels take (in death) while they wrong
themselves, (the angels) will ask: In what were ye engaged ? They will say: We were
oppressed in the land. (The angels) will say: Was not Allah's earth spacious that ye
could have migrated therein ? As for such, their habitation will be hell, an evil
journey's end;
004.098 Except the feeble among men, and the women, and the children, who are
unable to devise a plan and are not shown a way.

004.099 As for such, it may be that Allah will pardon them. Allah is ever Clement,
Forgiving.

004.100 Whoso migrateth for the cause of Allah will find much refuge and abundance
in the earth, and whoso forsaketh his home, a fugitive unto Allah and His messenger,
and death overtaketh him, his reward is then incumbent on Allah. Allah is ever
Forgiving, Merciful.

004.101 And when ye go forth in the land, it is no sin for you to curtail (your)
worship if ye fear that those who disbelieve may attack you. In truth the disbelievers
are an open enemy to you.

004.102 And when thou (O Muhammad) art among them and arrangest (their)
worship for them, let only a party of them stand with thee (to worship) and let them
take their arms. Then when they have performed their prostrations let them fall to the
rear and let another party come that hath not worshipped and let them worship with
thee, and let them take their precaution and their arms. Those who disbelieve long for
you to neglect your arms and your baggage that they may attack you once for all. It is
no sin for you to lay aside your arms, if rain impedeth you or ye are sick. But take
your precaution. Lo! Allah prepareth for the disbelievers shameful punishment.

004.103 When ye have performed the act of worship, remember Allah, standing,
sitting and reclining. And when ye are in safety, observe proper worship. Worship at
fixed times hath been enjoined on the believers.

004.104 Relent not in pursuit of the enemy. If ye are suffering, lo! they suffer even as
ye suffer and ye hope from Allah that for which they cannot hope. Allah is ever
Knower, Wise.

004.105 Lo! We reveal unto thee the Scripture with the truth, that thou mayst judge
between mankind by that which Allah showeth thee. And be not thou a pleader for the
treacherous;

004.106 And seek forgiveness of Allah. Lo! Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful.

004.107 And plead not on behalf of (people) who deceive themselves. Lo! Allah
loveth not one who is treacherous and sinful.
004.108 They seek to hide from men and seek not to hide from Allah. He is with them
when by night they hold discourse displeasing unto Him. Allah ever surroundeth what
they do.

004.109 Ho! ye are they who pleaded for them in the life of the world. But who will
plead with Allah for them on the Day of Resurrection, or who will then be their
defender ?

004.110 Yet whoso doeth evil or wrongeth his own soul, then seeketh pardon of
Allah, will find Allah Forgiving, Merciful.

004.111 Whoso committeth sin committeth it only against himself. Allah is ever
Knower, Wise.

004.112 And whoso committeth a delinquency or crime, then throweth (the blame)
thereof upon the innocent, hath burdened himself with falsehood and a flagrant crime.

004.113 But for the grace of Allah upon thee (Muhammad), and His mercy, a party of
them had resolved to mislead thee, but they will mislead only themselves and they
will hurt thee not at all. Allah revealeth unto thee the Scripture and wisdom, and
teacheth thee that which thou knewest not. The grace of Allah toward thee hath been
infinite.

004.114 There is no good in much of their secret conferences save (in) him who
enjoineth almsgiving and kindness and peace-making among the people. Whoso
doeth that, seeking the good pleasure of Allah, We shall bestow on him a vast reward.

004.115 And whoso opposeth the messenger after the guidance (of Allah) hath been
manifested unto him, and followeth other than the believer's way, We appoint for him
that unto which he himself hath turned, and expose him unto hell - a hapless journey's
end!

004.116 Lo! Allah pardoneth not that partners should be ascribed unto Him. He
pardoneth all save that to whom He will. Whoso ascribeth partners unto Allah hath
wandered far astray.

004.117 They invoke in His stead only females; they pray to none else than Satan, a
rebel

004.118 Whom Allah cursed, and he said: Surely I will take of Thy bondmen an
appointed portion,
004.119 And surely I will lead them astray, and surely I will arouse desires in them,
and surely I will command them and they will cut the cattle' ears, and surely I will
command them and they will change Allah's creation. Whoso chooseth Satan for a
patron instead of Allah is verily a loser and his loss is manifest.

004.120 He promiseth them and stirreth up desires in them, and Satan promiseth them
only to beguile.

004.121 For such, their habitation will be hell, and they will find no refuge therefrom.

004.122 But as for those who believe and do good works We shall bring them into
Gardens underneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide for ever. It is a
promise from Allah in truth; and who can be more truthful than Allah in utterance ?

004.123 It will not be in accordance with your desires, nor the desires of the People of
the Scripture. He who doeth wrong will have the recompense thereof, and will not
find against Allah any protecting friend or helper.

004.124 And whoso doeth good works, whether of male or female, and he (or she) is
a believer, such will enter paradise and they will not be wronged the dint in a date-
stone.

004.125 Who is better in religion than he who surrendereth his purpose to Allah while
doing good (to men) and followeth the tradition of Abraham, the upright ? Allah
(Himself) chose Abraham for friend.

004.126 Unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the
earth. Allah ever surroundeth all things.

004.127 They consult thee concerning women. Say: Allah giveth you decree
concerning them, and the Scripture which hath been recited unto you (giveth decree),
concerning female orphans and those unto whom ye give not that which is ordained
for them though ye desire to marry them, and (concerning) the weak among children,
and that ye should deal justly with orphans. Whatever good ye do, lo! Allah is ever
Aware of it.

004.128 If a woman feareth ill treatment from her husband, or desertion, it is no sin
for them twain if they make terms of peace between themselves. Peace is better. But
greed hath been made present in the minds (of men). If ye do good and keep from
evil, lo! Allah is ever Informed of what ye do.
004.129 Ye will not be able to deal equally between (your) wives, however much ye
wish (to do so). But turn not altogether away (from one), leaving her as in suspense. If
ye do good and keep from evil, lo! Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful.

004.130 But if they separate, Allah will compensate each out of His abundance. Allah
is ever All-Embracing, All-Knowing.

004.131 Unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the
earth. And We charged those who received the Scripture before you, and (We charge)
you, that ye keep your duty toward Allah. And if ye disbelieve, lo! unto Allah
belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth, and Allah is
ever Absolute, Owner of Praise.

004.132 Unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the
earth. And Allah is sufficient as Defender.

004.133 If He will, He can remove you, O people, and produce others (in your stead).
Allah is Able to do that.

004.134 Whoso desireth the reward of the world, (let him know that) with Allah is the
reward of the world and the Hereafter. Allah is ever Hearer, Seer.

004.135 O ye who believe! Be ye staunch in justice, witnesses for Allah, even though
it be against yourselves or (your) parents or (your) kindred, whether (the case be of) a
rich man or a poor man, for Allah is nearer unto both (them ye are). So follow not
passion lest ye lapse (from truth) and if ye lapse or fall away, then lo! Allah is ever
Informed of what ye do.

004.136 O ye who believe! Believe in Allah and His messenger and the Scripture
which He hath revealed unto His messenger, and the Scripture which He revealed
aforetime. Whoso disbelieveth in Allah and His angels and His scriptures and His
messengers and the Last Day, he verily hath wandered far astray.

004.137 Lo! those who believe, then disbelieve and then (again) believe, then
disbelieve, and then increase in disbelief, Allah will never pardon them, nor will He
guide them unto a way.

004.138 Bear unto the hypocrites the tidings that for them there is a painful doom;
004.139 Those who chose disbelievers for their friends instead of believers! Do they
look for power at their hands ? Lo! all power appertaineth to Allah.

004.140 He hath already revealed unto you in the Scripture that, when ye hear the
revelations of Allah rejected and derided, (ye) sit not with them (who disbelieve and
mock) until they engage in some other conversation. Lo! in that case (if ye stayed) ye
would be like unto them. Lo! Allah will gather hypocrites and disbelievers, all
together, into hell;

004.141 Those who wait upon occasion in regard to you and, if a victory cometh unto
you from Allah, say: Are we not with you ? and if the disbelievers meet with a
success say: Had we not the mastery of you, and did we not protect you from the
believers ? - Allah will judge between you at the Day of Resurrection, and Allah will
not give the disbelievers any way (of success) against the believers.

004.142 Lo! the hypocrites seek to beguile Allah, but it is He Who beguileth them.
When they stand up to worship they perform it languidly and to be seen of men, and
are mindful of Allah but little;

004.143 Swaying between this (and that), (belonging) neither to these nor to those.
He whom Allah causeth to go astray, thou (O Muhammad) wilt not find a way for
him:

004.144 O ye who believe! Choose not disbelievers for (your) friends in place of
believers. Would ye give Allah a clear warrant against you ?

004.145 Lo! the hypocrites (will be) in the lowest deep of the Fire, and thou wilt find
no helper for them;

004.146 Save those who repent and amend and hold fast to Allah and make their
religion pure for Allah (only). Those are with the believers. And Allah will bestow on
the believers an immense reward.

004.147 What concern hath Allah for your punishment if ye are thankful (for His
mercies) and believe (in Him) ? Allah was ever Responsive, Aware.

004.148 Allah loveth not the utterance of harsh speech save by one who hath been
wronged. Allah is ever Hearer, Knower.

004.149 If ye do good openly or keep it secret, or forgive evil, lo! Allah is ever
Forgiving, Powerful.
004.150 Lo! those who disbelieve in Allah and His messengers, and seek to make
distinction between Allah and His messengers, and say: We believe in some and
disbelieve in others, and seek to choose a way in between;

004.151 Such are disbelievers in truth; and for disbelievers We prepare a shameful
doom.

004.152 But those who believe in Allah and His messengers and make no distinction
between any of them, unto them Allah will give their wages; and Allah was ever
Forgiving, Merciful.

004.153 The people of the Scripture ask of thee that thou shouldst cause an (actual)
Book to descend upon them from heaven. They asked a greater thing of Moses
aforetime, for they said: Show us Allah plainly. The storm of lightning seized them
for their wickedness. Then (even) after that) they chose the calf (for worship) after
clear proofs (of Allah's Sovereignty) had come unto them. And We forgave them that!
And We bestowed on Moses evident authority.

004.154 And We caused the Mount to tower above them at (the taking of) their
covenant: and We bade them: Enter the gate, prostrate! and We bode them:
Transgress not the Sabbath! and We took from them a firm covenant.

004.155 Then because of their breaking of their covenant, and their disbelieving in
the revelations of Allah, and their slaying of the prophets wrongfully, and their
saying: Our hearts are hardened - Nay, but Allah set a seal upon them for their
disbelief, so that they believe not save a few -

004.156 And because of their disbelief and of their speaking against Mary a
tremendous calumny;

004.157 And because of their saying: We slew the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary,
Allah's messenger - they slew him not nor crucified him, but it appeared so unto
them; and lo! those who disagree concerning it are in doubt thereof; they have no
knowledge thereof save pursuit of a conjecture; they slew him not for certain.

004.158 But Allah took him up unto Himself. Allah was ever Mighty, Wise.

004.159 There is not one of the People of the Scripture but will believe in him before
his death, and on the Day of Resurrection he will be a witness against them -
004.160 Because of the wrongdoing of the Jews We forbade them good things which
were (before) made lawful unto them, and because of their much hindering from
Allah's way,

004.161 And of their taking usury when they were forbidden it, and of their
devouring people's wealth by false pretences, We have prepared for those of them
who disbelieve a painful doom.

004.162 But those of them who are firm in knowledge and the believers believe in
that which is revealed unto thee, and that which was revealed before thee, especially
the diligent in prayer and those who pay the poor-due, the believers in Allah and the
Last Day. Upon these We shall bestow immense reward.

004.163 Lo! We inspire thee as We inspired Noah and the prophets after him, as We
inspired Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the tribes, and Jesus and Job
and Jonah and Aaron and Solomon, and as We imparted unto David the Psalms;

004.164 And messengers We have mentioned unto thee before and messengers We
have not mentioned unto thee; and Allah spake directly unto Moses;

004.165 Messengers of good cheer and of warning, in order that mankind might have
no argument against Allah after the messengers. Allah was ever Mighty, Wise.

004.166 But Allah (Himself) testifieth concerning that which He hath revealeth unto
thee; in His knowledge hath He revealed it; and the angels also testify. And Allah is
sufficient Witness.

004.167 Lo! those who disbelieve and hinder (others) from the way of Allah, they
verily have wandered far astray.

004.168 Lo! those who disbelieve and deal in wrong, Allah will never forgive them,
neither will He guide them unto a road,

004.169 Except the road of hell, wherein they will abide for ever. And that is ever
easy for Allah.

004.170 O mankind! The messenger hath come unto you with the Truth from your
Lord. Therefor believe; (it is) better for you. But if ye disbelieve, still, lo! unto Allah
belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth. Allah is ever Knower, Wise.
004.171 O People of the Scripture! Do not exaggerate in your religion nor utter aught
concerning Allah save the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a
messenger of Allah, and His word which He conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from
Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers, and say not "Three" - Cease! (it is)
better for you! - Allah is only One God. Far is it removed from His Transcendent
Majesty that He should have a son. His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in
the earth. And Allah is sufficient as Defender.

004.172 The Messiah will never scorn to be a slave unto Allah, nor will the favoured
angels. Whoso scorneth His service and is proud, all such will He assemble unto Him;

004.173 Then, as for those who believed and did good works, unto them will He pay
their wages in full, adding unto them of His bounty; and as for those who were
scornful and proud, them will He punish with a painful doom. And they will not find
for them, against Allah, any protecting friend or helper.

004.174 O mankind! Now hath a proof from your Lord come unto you, and We have
sent down unto you a clear light;

004.175 As for those who believe in Allah, and hold fast unto Him, them He will
cause to enter into His mercy and grace, and will guide them unto Him by a straight
road.

004.176 They ask thee for a pronouncement. Say: Allah hath pronounced for you
concerning distant kindred. If a man die childless and he have a sister, hers is half the
heritage, and he would have inherited from her had she died childless. And if there be
two sisters, then theirs are two-thirds of the heritage, and if they be brethren, men and
women, unto the male is the equivalent of the share of two females. Allah expoundeth
unto you, so that ye err not. Allah is Knower of all things.

005.001 O ye who believe! Fulfil your indentures. The beast of cattle is made lawful
unto you (for food) except that which is announced unto you (herein), game being
unlawful when ye are on the pilgrimage. Lo! Allah ordaineth that which pleaseth
Him.
005.002 O ye who believe! Profane not Allah's monuments nor the Sacred Month nor
the offerings nor the garlands, nor those repairing to the Sacred House, seeking the
grace and pleasure of their Lord. But when ye have left the sacred territory, then go
hunting (if ye will). And let not your hatred of a folk who (once) stopped your going
to the inviolable place of worship seduce you to transgress; but help ye one another
unto righteousness and pious duty. Help not one another unto sin and transgression,
but keep your duty to Allah. Lo! Allah is severe in punishment.

005.003 Forbidden unto you (for food) are carrion and blood and swineflesh, and that
which hath been dedicated unto any other than Allah, and the strangled, and the dead
through beating, and the dead through falling from a height, and that which hath been
killed by (the goring of) horns, and the devoured of wild beasts, saving that which ye
make lawful (by the death-stroke), and that which hath been immolated unto idols.
And (forbidden is it) that ye swear by the divining arrows. This is an abomination.
This day are those who disbelieve in despair of (ever harming) your religion; so fear
them not, fear Me! This day have I perfected your religion for you and completed My
favour unto you, and have chosen for you as religion al-Islam. Whoso is forced by
hunger, not by will, to sin: (for him) lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

005.004 They ask thee (O Muhammad) what is made lawful for them. Say: (all) good
things are made lawful for you. And those beasts and birds of prey which ye have
trained as hounds are trained, ye teach them that which Allah taught you; so eat of
that which they catch for you and mention Allah's name upon it, and observe your
duty to Allah. Lo! Allah is swift to take account.

005.005 This day are (all) good things made lawful for you. The food of those who
have received the Scripture is lawful for you, and your food is lawful for them. And
so are the virtuous women of the believers and the virtuous women of those who
received the Scripture before you (lawful for you) when ye give them their marriage
portions and live with them in honour, not in fornication, nor taking them as secret
concubines. Whoso denieth the faith, his work is vain and he will be among the losers
in the Hereafter.

005.006 O ye who believe! When ye rise up for prayer, wash you faces, and your
hands up to the elbows, and lightly rub your heads and (wash) your feet up to the
ankles. And if ye are unclean, purify yourselves. And if ye are sick or on a journey, or
one of you cometh from the closet, or ye have had contact with women, and ye find
not water, then go to clean, high ground and rub your faces and your hands with some
of it. Allah would not place a burden on you, but He would purify you and would
perfect His grace upon you, that ye may give thanks.
005.007 Remember Allah's grace upon you and His covenant by which He bound you
when ye said: We hear and we obey; And keep your duty to Allah. Lo! He knoweth
what is in the breasts (of men).

005.008 O ye who believe! Be steadfast witnesses for Allah in equity, and let not
hatred of any people seduce you that ye deal not justly. Deal justly, that is nearer to
your duty. Observe your duty to Allah. Lo! Allah is Informed of what ye do.

005.009 Allah hath promised those who believe and do good works: Theirs will be
forgiveness and immense reward.

005.010 And they who disbelieve and deny Our revelations, such are rightful owners
of hell.

005.011 O ye who believe! Remember Allah's favour unto you, how a people were
minded to stretch out their hands against you but He withheld their hands from you;
and keep your duty to Allah. In Allah let believers put their trust.

005.012 Allah made a covenant of old with the Children of Israel and We raised
among them twelve chieftains, and Allah said: Lo! I am with you. If ye establish
worship and pay the poor-due, and believe in My messengers and support them, and
lend unto Allah a kindly loan, surely I shall remit your sins, and surely I shall bring
you into Gardens underneath which rivers flow. Whoso among you disbelieveth after
this will go astray from a plain road.

005.013 And because of their breaking their covenant, We have cursed them and
made hard their hearts. They change words from their context and forget a part of that
whereof they were admonished. Thou wilt not cease to discover treachery from all
save a few of them. But bear with them and pardon them. Lo! Allah loveth the kindly.

005.014 And with those who say: "Lo! we are Christians," We made a covenant, but
they forgot a part of that whereof they were admonished. Therefor We have stirred up
enmity and hatred among them till the Day of Resurrection, when Allah will inform
them of their handiwork.

005.015 O People of the Scripture! Now hath Our messenger come unto you,
expounding unto you much of that which ye used to hide in the Scripture, and
forgiving much. now hath come unto you light from Allah and plain Scripture,
005.016 Whereby Allah guideth him who seeketh His good pleasure unto paths of
peace. He bringeth them out of darkness unto light by His decree, and guideth them
unto a straight path.

005.017 They indeed have disbelieved who say: Lo! Allah is the Messiah, son of
Mary. Say: Who then can do aught against Allah, if He had willed to destroy the
Messiah son of Mary, and his mother and everyone on earth ? Allah's is the
Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them. He createth
what He will. And Allah is Able to do all things.

005.018 The Jews and Christians say: We are sons of Allah and His loved ones. Say:
Why then doth He chastise you for your sins ? Nay, ye are but mortals of His
creating. He forgiveth whom He will, and chastiseth whom He will. Allah's is the
Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, and unto Him
is the journeying.

005.019 O People of the Scripture! Now hath Our messenger come unto you to make
things plain unto you after an interval (of cessation) of the messengers, lest ye should
say: There came not unto us a messenger of cheer nor any warner. Now hath a
messenger of cheer and a warner come unto you. Allah is Able to do all things.

005.020 And (remember) when Moses said unto his people: O my people! Remember
Allah's favour unto you, how He placed among you prophets, and He made you kings,
and gave you that (which) He gave not to any (other) of (His) creatures.

005.021 O my people! Go into the holy land which Allah hath ordained for you. Turn
not in flight, for surely ye turn back as losers:

005.022 They said: O Moses! Lo! a giant people (dwell) therein and lo! we go not in
till they go forth from thence. When they go forth from thence, then we will enter (not
till then).

005.023 Then out spake two of those who feared (their Lord, men) unto whom Allah
had been gracious: Enter in upon them by the gate, for if ye enter by it, lo! ye will be
victorious. So put your trust (in Allah) if ye are indeed believers.

005.024 They said: O Moses! We will never enter (the land) while they are in it. So
go thou and thy Lord and fight! We will sit here.
005.025 He said: My Lord! I have control of none but myself and my brother, so
distinguish between us and the wrong-doing folk.

005.026 (Their Lord) said: For this the land will surely be forbidden them for forty
years that they will wander in the earth, bewildered. So grieve not over the
wrongdoing folk.

005.027 But recite unto them with truth the tale of the two sons of Adam, how they
offered each a sacrifice, and it was accepted from the one of them and it was not
accepted from the other. (The one) said: I will surely kill thee. (The other) answered:
Allah accepteth only from those who ward off (evil).

005.028 Even if thou stretch out thy hand against me to kill me, I shall not stretch out
my hand against thee to kill thee, lo! I fear Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.

005.029 Lo! I would rather thou shouldst bear the punishment of the sin against me
and thine own sin and become one of the owners of the fire. That is the reward of
evil-doers.

005.030 But (the other's) mind imposed on him the killing of his brother, so he slew
him and became one of the losers.

005.031 Then Allah sent a raven scratching up the ground, to show him how to hide
his brother's naked corpse. He said: Woe unto me! Am I not able to be as this raven
and so hide my brother's naked corpse ? And he became repentant.

005.032 For that cause We decreed for the Children of Israel that whosoever killeth a
human being for other than manslaughter or corruption in the earth, it shall be as if he
had killed all mankind, and whoso saveth the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved
the life of all mankind. Our messengers came unto them of old with clear proofs (of
Allah's Sovereignty), but afterwards lo! many of them became prodigals in the earth.

005.033 The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger and
strive after corruption in the land will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have
their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. Such
will be their degradation in the world, and in the Hereafter theirs will be an awful
doom;

005.034 Save those who repent before ye overpower them. For know that Allah is
Forgiving, Merciful.
005.035 O ye who believe! Be mindful of your duty to Allah, and seek the way of
approach unto Him, and strive in His way in order that ye may succeed.

005.036 As for those who disbelieve, lo! if all that is in the earth were theirs, and as
much again therewith, to ransom them from the doom on the Day of Resurrection, it
would not be accepted from them. Theirs will be a painful doom.

005.037 They will wish to come forth from the Fire, but they will not come forth
from it. Theirs will be a lasting doom.

005.038 As for the thief, both male and female, cut off their hands. It is the reward of
their own deeds, an exemplary punishment from Allah. Allah is Mighty, Wise.

005.039 But whoso repenteth after his wrongdoing and amendeth, lo! Allah will
relent toward him. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

005.040 Knowest thou not that unto Allah belongeth the Sovereignty of the heavens
and the earth ? He punisheth whom He will, and forgiveth whom He will. Allah is
Able to do all things.

005.041 O Messenger! Let not them grieve thee who vie one with another in the race
to disbelief, of such as say with their mouths: "We believe," but their hearts believe
not, and of the Jews: listeners for the sake of falsehood, listeners on behalf of other
folk who come not unto thee, changing words from their context and saying: If this be
given unto you, receive it, but if this be not given unto you, then beware! He whom
Allah doometh unto sin, thou (by thine efforts) wilt avail him naught against Allah.
Those are they for whom the Will of Allah is that He cleanse not their hearts. Theirs
in the world will be ignominy, and in the Hereafter an awful doom;

005.042 Listeners for the sake of falsehood! Greedy for illicit gain! If then they have
recourse unto thee (Muhammad) judge between them or disclaim jurisdiction. If thou
disclaimest jurisdiction, then they cannot harm thee at all. But if thou judgest, judge
between them with equity. Lo! Allah loveth the equitable.

005.043 How come they unto thee for judgment when they have the Torah, wherein
Allah hath delivered judgment (for them) ? Yet even after that they turn away. Such
(folk) are not believers.
005.044 Lo! We did reveal the Torah, wherein is guidance and a light, by which the
prophets who surrendered (unto Allah) judged the Jews, and the rabbis and the priests
(judged) by such of Allah's Scripture as they were bidden to observe, and thereunto
were they witnesses. So fear not mankind, but fear Me. And My revelations for a little
gain. Whoso judgeth not by that which Allah hath revealed: such are disbelievers.

005.045 And We prescribed for them therein: The life for the life, and the eye for the
eye, and the nose for the nose, and the ear for the ear, and the tooth for the tooth, and
for wounds retaliation. But whoso forgoeth it (in the way of charity) it shall be
expiation for him. Whoso judgeth not by that which Allah hath revealed: such are
wrong-doers.

005.046 And We caused Jesus, son of Mary, to follow in their footsteps, confirming
that which was (revealed) before him in the Torah, and We bestowed on him the
Gospel wherein is guidance and a light, confirming that which was (revealed) before
it in the Torah - a guidance and an admonition unto those who ward off (evil).

005.047 Let the People of the Gospel judge by that which Allah hath revealed therein.
Whoso judgeth not by that which Allah hath revealed: such are evil-livers.

005.048 And unto thee have We revealed the Scripture with the truth, confirming
whatever Scripture was before it, and a watcher over it. So judge between them by
that which Allah hath revealed, and follow not their desires away from the truth
which hath come unto thee. For each We have appointed a divine law and a traced-out
way. Had Allah willed He could have made you one community. But that He may try
you by that which He hath given you (He hath made you as ye are). So vie one with
another in good works. Unto Allah ye will all return, and He will then inform you of
that wherein ye differ.

005.049 So judge between them by that which Allah hath revealed, and follow not
their desires, but beware of them lest they seduce thee from some part of that which
Allah hath revealed unto thee. And if they turn away, then know that Allah's Will is to
smite them for some sin of theirs. Lo! many of mankind are evil-livers.

005.050 Is it a judgment of the time of (pagan) ignorance that they are seeking ? Who
is better than Allah for judgment to a people who have certainty (in their belief) ?
005.051 O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians for friends. They are
friends one to another. He among you who taketh them for friends is (one) of them.
Lo! Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk.

005.052 And thou seest those in whose heart is a disease race toward them, saying:
We fear lest a change of fortune befall us. And it may happen that Allah will
vouchsafe (unto thee) the victory, or a commandment from His presence. Then will
they repent them of their secret thoughts.

005.053 Then will the believers say (unto the people of the Scripture): are these they
who swore by Allah their most binding oaths that they were surely with you ? Their
works have failed, and they have become the losers.

005.054 O ye who believe! Whoso of you becometh a renegade from his religion,
(know that in his stead) Allah will bring a people whom He loveth and who love Him,
humble toward believers, stern toward disbelievers, striving in the way of Allah, and
fearing not the blame of any blamer. Such is the grace of Allah which He giveth unto
whom He will. Allah is All-Embracing, All-Knowing.

005.055 Your guardian can be only Allah; and His messenger and those who believe,
who establish worship and pay the poordue, and bow down (in prayer).

005.056 And whoso taketh Allah and His messenger and those who believe for
guardian (will know that), lo! the party of Allah, they are the victorious.

005.057 O Ye who believe! Choose not for guardians such of those who received the
Scripture before you, and of the disbelievers, as make a jest and sport of your religion.
But keep your duty to Allah if ye are true believers.

005.058 And when ye call to prayer they take it for a jest and sport. That is because
they are a folk who understand not.

005.059 Say: O People of the Scripture! Do ye blame us for aught else than that we
believe in Allah and that which is revealed unto us and that which was revealed
aforetime, and because most of you are evil-livers ?
005.060 Shall I tell thee of a worse (case) than theirs for retribution with Allah ?
(Worse is the case of him) whom Allah hath cursed, him on whom His wrath hath
fallen and of whose sort Allah hath turned some to apes and swine, and who serveth
idols. Such are in worse plight and further astray from the plain road.

005.061 When they come unto you (Muslims), they say: We believe; but they came in
unbelief and they went out in the same; and Allah knoweth best what they were
hiding.

005.062 And thou seest many of them vying one with another in sin and transgression
and their devouring of illicit gain. Verily evil is what they do.

005.063 Why do not the rabbis and the priests forbid their evil-speaking and their
devouring of illicit gain ? Verily evil is their handiwork.

005.064 The Jews say: Allah's hand is fettered. Their hands are fettered and they are
accursed for saying so. Nay, but both His hands are spread out wide in bounty. He
bestoweth as He will. That which hath been revealed unto thee from thy Lord is
certain to increase the contumacy and disbelief of many of them, and We have cast
among them enmity and hatred till the Day of Resurrection. As often as they light a
fire for war, Allah extinguisheth it. Their effort is for corruption in the land, and Allah
loveth not corrupters.

005.065 If only the People of the Scripture would believe and ward off (evil), surely
We should remit their sins from them and surely We should bring them into Gardens
of Delight.

005.066 If they had observed the Torah and the Gospel and that which was revealed
unto them from their Lord, they would surely have been nourished from above them
and from beneath their feet. Among them there are people who are moderate, but
many of them are of evil conduct.

005.067 O Messenger! Make known that which hath been revealed unto thee from thy
Lord, for if thou do it not, thou wilt not have conveyed His message. Allah will
protect thee from mankind. Lo! Allah guideth not the disbelieving folk.

005.068 Say O People of the Scripture! Ye have naught (of guidance) till ye observe
the Torah and the Gospel and that which was revealed unto you from your Lord. That
which is revealed unto thee (Muhammad) from thy Lord is certain to increase the
contumacy and disbelief of many of them. But grieve not for the disbelieving folk.
005.069 Lo! those who believe, and those who are Jews, and Sabaeans, and Christians
- Whosoever believeth in Allah and the Last Day and doeth right - there shall no fear
come upon them neither shall they grieve.

005.070 We made a covenant of old with the Children of Israel and We sent unto
them messengers. As often as a messenger came unto them with that which their souls
desired not (they became rebellious). Some (of them) they denied and some they
slew.

005.071 They thought no harm would come of it, so they were wilfully blind and
deaf. And afterward Allah turned (in mercy) toward them. Now (even after that) are
many of them wilfully blind and deaf. Allah is Seer of what they do.

005.072 They surely disbelieve who say: Lo! Allah is the Messiah, son of Mary. The
Messiah (himself) said: O Children of Israel, worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord.
Lo! whoso ascribeth partners unto Allah, for him Allah hath forbidden paradise. His
abode is the Fire. For evil-doers there will be no helpers.

005.073 They surely disbelieve who say: Lo! Allah is the third of three; when there is
no God save the One God. If they desist not from so saying a painful doom will fall
on those of them who disbelieve.

005.074 Will they not rather turn unto Allah and seek forgiveness of Him ? For Allah
is Forgiving, Merciful.

005.075 The Messiah, son of Mary, was no other than a messenger, messengers (the
like of whom) had passed away before him. And his mother was a saintly woman.
And they both used to eat (earthly) food. See how We make the revelations clear for
them, and see how they are turned away!

005.076 Say: Serve ye in place of Allah that which possesseth for you neither hurt nor
use ? Allah it is Who is the Hearer, the Knower.

005.077 Say: O People of the Scripture! Stress not in your religion other than the
truth, and follow not the vain desires of folk who erred of old and led many astray,
and erred from a plain road.

005.078 Those of the Children of Israel who went astray were cursed by the tongue of
David, and of Jesus, son of Mary. That was because they rebelled and used to
transgress.
005.079 They restrained not one another from the wickedness they did. Verily evil
was that they used to do!

005.080 Thou seest many of them making friends with those who disbelieve. Surely
ill for them is that which they themselves send on before them: that Allah will be
wroth with them and in the doom they will abide.

005.081 If they believed in Allah and the Prophet and that which is revealed unto
him, they would not choose them for their friends. But many of them are of evil
conduct.

005.082 Thou wilt find the most vehement of mankind in hostility to those who
believe (to be) the Jews and the idolaters. And thou wilt find the nearest of them in
affection to those who believe (to be) those who say: Lo! We are Christians. That is
because there are among them priests and monks, and because they are not proud.

005.083 When they listen to that which hath been revealed unto the messengers, thou
seest their eyes overflow with tears because of their recognition of the Truth. They
say: Our Lord, we believe. Inscribe us as among the witnesses.

005.084 How should we not believe in Allah and that which hath come unto us of the
Truth. And (how should we not) hope that our Lord will bring us in along with
righteous folk ?

005.085 Allah hath rewarded them for that their saying - Gardens underneath which
rivers flow, wherein they will abide for ever. That is the reward of the good.

005.086 But those who disbelieve and deny Our revelations, they are owners of hell-
fire.

005.087 O ye who believe! Forbid not the good things which Allah hath made lawful
for you, and transgress not, Lo! Allah loveth not transgressors.

005.088 Eat of that which Allah hath bestowed on you as food lawful and good, and
keep your duty to Allah in Whom ye are believers.
005.089 Allah will not take you to task for that which is unintentional in your oaths,
but He will take you to task for the oaths which ye swear in earnest. The expiation
thereof is the feeding of ten of the needy with the average of that wherewith ye feed
your own folk, or the clothing of them, or the liberation of a slave, and for him who
findeth not (the wherewithal to do so) then a three days' fast. This is the expiation of
your oaths when ye have sworn; and keep your oaths. Thus Allah expoundeth unto
you His revelations in order that ye may give thanks.

005.090 O ye who believe! Strong drink and games of chance and idols and divining
arrows are only an infamy of Satan's handiwork. Leave it aside in order that ye may
succeed.

005.091 Satan seeketh only to cast among you enmity and hatred by means of strong
drink and games of chance, and to turn you from remembrance of Allah and from
(His) worship. Will ye then have done ?

005.092 Obey Allah and obey the messenger, and beware! But if ye turn away, then
know that the duty of Our messenger is only plain conveyance (of the message).

005.093 There shall be no sin (imputed) unto those who believe and do good works
for what they may have eaten (in the past). So be mindful of your duty (to Allah), and
believe, and do good works; and again: be mindful of your duty, and believe; and
once again: be mindful of your duty, and do right. Allah loveth the good.

005.094 O ye who believe! Allah will surely try you somewhat (in the matter) of the
game which ye take with your hands and your spears, that Allah may know him who
feareth Him in secret. Whoso transgresseth after this, for him there is a painful doom.

005.095 O ye who believe! Kill no wild game while ye are on the pilgrimage. Whoso
of you killeth it of set purpose he shall pay its forfeit in the equivalent of that which
he hath killed, of domestic animals, the judge to be two men among you known for
justice, (the forfeit) to be brought as an offering to the Ka'bah; or, for expiation, he
shall feed poor persons, or the equivalent thereof in fasting, that he may taste the evil
consequences of his deed. Allah forgiveth whatever (of this kind) may have happened
in the past, but whoso relapseth, Allah will take retribution from him. Allah is
Mighty, Able to Requite (the wrong).

005.096 To hunt and to eat the fish of the sea is made lawful for you, a provision for
you and for seafarers; but to hunt on land is forbidden you so long as ye are on the
pilgrimage. Be mindful of your duty to Allah, unto Whom ye will be gathered.
005.097 Allah hath appointed the Ka'bah, the Sacred House, a standard for mankind,
and the Sacred Month and the offerings and the garlands. That is so that ye may know
that Allah knoweth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth, and
that Allah is Knower of all things.

005.098 Know that Allah is severe in punishment, but that Allah (also) is Forgiving,
Merciful.

005.099 The duty of the messenger is only to convey (the message). Allah knoweth
what ye proclaim and what ye hide.

005.100 Say: The evil and the good are not alike even though the plenty of the evil
attract thee. So be mindful of your duty to Allah, O men of understanding, that ye
may succeed.

005.101 O ye who believe! Ask not of things which, if they were made unto you,
would trouble you; but if ye ask of them when the Qur'an is being revealed, they will
be made known unto you. Allah pardoneth this, for Allah is Forgiving, Clement.

005.102 A folk before you asked (for such disclosures) and then disbelieved therein.

005.103 Allah hath not appointed anything in the nature of a Bahirah or a Sa'ibah or a
Wasilah or a Hami, but those who disbelieve invent a lie against Allah. Most of them
have no sense.

005.104 And when it is said unto them: Come unto that which Allah hath revealed
and unto the messenger, they say: Enough for us is that wherein we found our fathers.
What! Even though their fathers had no knowledge whatsoever, and no guidance ?

005.105 O ye who believe! Ye have charge of your own souls. He who erreth cannot
injure you if ye are rightly guided. Unto Allah ye will all return; and then He will
inform you of what ye used to do.

005.106 O ye who believe! Let there be witnesses between you when death draweth
nigh unto one of you, at the time of bequest - two witnesses, just men from among
you, or two others from another tribe, in case ye are campaigning in the land and the
calamity of death befall you. Ye shall empanel them both after the prayer, and, if ye
doubt, they shall be made to swear by Allah (saying): We will not take a bribe, even
though it were (on behalf of) a near kinsman nor will we hide the testimony of Allah,
for then indeed we should be of the sinful.
005.107 But then, if it is afterwards ascertained that both of them merit (the suspicion
of) sin, let two others take their place of those nearly concerned, and let them swear
by Allah, (saying): Verily our testimony is truer than their testimony and we have not
transgressed (the bounds of duty), for them indeed we should be of the evil-doers.

005.108 Thus it is more likely that they will bear true witness or fear that after their
oaths the oaths (of others) will be taken. So be mindful of your duty (to Allah) and
hearken. Allah guideth not the froward folk.

005.109 In the day when Allah gathereth together the messengers, and saith: What
was your response (from mankind) ? they say: We have no knowledge. Lo! Thou,
only Thou art the Knower of Things Hidden,

005.110 When Allah saith: O Jesus, son of Mary! Remember My favour unto thee
and unto thy mother; how I strengthened thee with the holy Spirit, so that thou
spakest unto mankind in the cradle as in maturity; and how I taught thee the Scripture
and Wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel; and how thou didst shape of clay as it
were the likeness of a bird by My permission, and didst blow upon it and it was a bird
by My permission, and thou didst heal him who was born blind and the leper by My
permission; and how thou didst raise the dead by My permission; and how I
restrained the Children of Israel from (harming) thee when thou camest unto them
with clear proofs, and those of them who disbelieved exclaimed: This is naught else
than mere magic;

005.111 And when I inspired the disciples, (saying): Believe in Me and in My
messenger, they said: We believe. Bear witness that we have surrendered (unto Thee)
"we are muslims".

005.112 When the disciples said: O Jesus, son of Mary! Is thy Lord able to send down
for us a table spread with food from heaven ? He said: Observe your duty to Allah, if
ye are true believers.

005.113 (They said:) We wish to eat thereof, that we may satisfy our hearts and know
that thou hast spoken truth to us, and that thereof we may be witnesses.

005.114 Jesus, son of Mary, said: O Allah, Lord of us! Send down for us a table
spread with food from heaven, that it may be a feast for us, for the first of us and for
the last of us, and a sign from Thee. Give us sustenance, for Thou art the Best of
Sustainers.
005.115 Allah said: Lo! I send it down for you. And whoso disbelieveth of you
afterward, him surely will I punish with a punishment wherewith I have not punished
any of (My) creatures.

005.116 And when Allah saith: O Jesus, son of Mary! Didst thou say unto mankind:
Take me and my mother for two gods beside Allah ? he saith: Be glorified! It was not
mine to utter that to which I had no right. If I used to say it, then Thou knewest it.
Thou knowest what is in my mind, and I know not what is in Thy Mind. Lo! Thou,
only Thou, art the Knower of Things Hidden ?

005.117 I spake unto them only that which Thou commandedst me, (saying): Worship
Allah, my Lord and your Lord. I was a witness of them while I dwelt among them,
and when Thou tookest me Thou wast the Watcher over them. Thou art Witness over
all things.

005.118 If Thou punish them, lo! they are Thy slaves, and if Thou forgive them (lo!
they are Thy slaves). Lo! Thou, only Thou, art the Mighty, the Wise.

005.119 Allah saith: This is a day in which their truthfulness profiteth the truthful, for
theirs are Gardens underneath which rivers flow, wherein they are secure for ever,
Allah taking pleasure in them and they in Him. That is the great triumph.

005.120 Unto Allah belongeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth and
whatsoever is therein, and He is Able to do all things.

006.001 Praise be to Allah, Who hath created the heavens and the earth, and hath
appointed darkness and light. Yet those who disbelieve ascribe rivals unto their Lord.

006.002 He it is Who hath created you from clay, and hath decreed a term for you. A
term is fixed with Him. Yet still ye doubt!

006.003 He is Allah in the heavens and in the earth. He knoweth both your secret and
your utterance, and He knoweth what ye earn.

006.004 Never came there unto them a revelation of the revelations of Allah but they
did turn away from it.

006.005 And they denied the truth when it came unto them. But there will come unto
them the tidings of that which they used to deride.
006.006 See they not how many a generation We destroyed before them, whom We
had established in the earth more firmly than We have established you, and We shed
on them abundant showers from the sky, and made the rivers flow beneath them. Yet
we destroyed them for their sins, and created after them another generation.

006.007 Had we sent down unto thee (Muhammad) (actual) writing upon parchment,
so that they could feel it with their hands, those who disbelieve would have said: This
is naught else than mere magic.

006.008 They say: Why hath not an angel been sent down unto him ? If We sent
down an angel, then the matter would be judged; no further time would be allowed
them (for reflection).

006.009 Had we appointed him (Our messenger) an angel, We assuredly had made
him (as) a man (that he might speak to men); and (thus) obscured for them (the truth)
they (now) obscure.

006.010 Messengers (of Allah) have been derided before thee, but that whereat they
scoffed surrounded such of them as did deride.

006.011 Say (unto the disbelievers): Travel in the land, and see the nature of the
consequence for the rejecters!

006.012 Say: Unto whom belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth ? Say:
Unto Allah. He hath prescribed for Himself mercy, that He may bring you all together
to the Day of Resurrection whereof there is no doubt. Those who ruin their souls will
not believe.

006.013 Unto Him belongeth whatsoever resteth in the night and the day. He is the
Hearer, the Knower.

006.014 Say: Shall I choose for a protecting friend other than Allah, the Originator of
the heavens and the earth, Who feedeth and is never fed ? Say: I am ordered to be the
first to surrender (unto Him). And be not thou (O Muhammad) of the idolaters.

006.015 Say: I fear, if I rebel against my Lord, the retribution of an Awful Day.

006.016 He from whom (such retribution) is averted on that day, (Allah) hath in truth
had mercy on him. That will be the signal triumph.
006.017 If Allah touch thee with affliction, there is none that can relieve therefrom
save Him, and if He touch thee with good fortune (there is none that can impair it);
for He is Able to do all things.

006.018 He is the Omnipotent over His slaves, and He is the Wise, the Knower.

006.019 Say (O Muhammad): What thing is of most weight in testimony ? Say: Allah
is Witness between me and you. And this Qur'an hath been inspired in me, that I may
warn therewith you and whomsoever it may reach. Do ye in sooth bear witness that
there are gods beside Allah ? Say: I bear no such witness. Say: He is only One God.
Lo! I am innocent of that which ye associate (with Him).

006.020 Those unto whom We gave the Scripture recognise (this revelation) as they
recognise their sons. Those who ruin their own souls will not believe.

006.021 Who doth greater wrong than he who inventeth a lie against Allah or denieth
His revelations ? Lo! the wrongdoers will not be successful.

006.022 And on the day We gather them together We shall say unto those who
ascribed partners (unto Allah): Where are (now) those partners of your make-believe
?

006.023 Then will they have no contention save that they will say: By Allah, our
Lord, we never were idolaters.

006.024 See how they lie against themselves, and (how) the thing which they devised
hath failed them!

006.025 Of them are some who listen unto thee, but We have placed upon their hearts
veils, lest they should understand, and in their ears a deafness. If they saw every token
they would not believe therein; to the point that, when they come unto thee to argue
with thee, the disbelievers say: This is naught else than fables of the men of old.

006.026 And they forbid (men) from it and avoid it, and they ruin none save
themselves, though they perceive not.

006.027 If thou couldst see when they are set before the Fire and say: Oh, would that
we might return! Then would we not deny the revelations of our Lord but we would
be of the believers!
006.028 Nay, but that hath become clear unto them which before they used to hide.
And if they were sent back they would return unto that which they are forbidden. Lo!
they are liars.

006.029 And they say: There is naught save our life of the world, and we shall not be
raised (again).

006.030 If thou couldst see when they are set before their Lord! He will say: Is not
this real ? They will say: Yea, verily, by our Lord! He will say: Taste now the
retribution for that ye used to disbelieve.

006.031 They indeed are losers who deny their meeting with Allah until, when the
Hour cometh on them suddenly, they cry: Alas for us, that we neglected it! They bear
upon their backs their burdens. Ah, evil is that which they bear!

006.032 Naught is the life of the world save a pastime and a spot. Better far is the
abode of the Hereafter for those who keep their duty (to Allah). Have ye then no
sense ?

006.033 We know well how their talk grieveth thee, though in truth they deny not
thee (Muhammad) but evil-doers flout the revelations of Allah.

006.034 Messengers indeed have been denied before thee, and they were patient
under the denial and the persecution till Our succour reached them. There is none to
alter the decisions of Allah. Already there hath reached thee (somewhat) of the tidings
of the messengers (We sent before).

006.035 And if their aversion is grievous unto thee, then, if thou canst, seek a way
down into the earth or a ladder unto the sky that thou mayst bring unto them a portent
(to convince them all)! - If Allah willed, He could have brought them all together to
the guidance - So be not thou among the foolish ones.

006.036 Only those can accept who hear. As for the dead, Allah will raise them up;
then unto Him they will be returned.

006.037 They say: Why hath no portent been sent down upon him from his Lord ?
Say: Lo! Allah is Able to send down a portent. But most of them know not.
006.038 There is not an animal in the earth, nor a flying creature flying on two wings,
but they are peoples like unto you. We have neglected nothing in the Book (of Our
decrees). Then unto their Lord they will be gathered.

006.039 Those who deny Our revelations are deaf and dumb in darkness. Whom
Allah will sendeth astray, and whom He will He placeth on a straight path.

006.040 Say: Can ye see yourselves, if the punishment of Allah come upon you or the
Hour come upon you, (calling upon other than Allah) ? Do ye then call (for help) to
any other than Allah ? (Answer that) if ye are truthful.

006.041 Nay, but unto Him ye call, and He removeth that because of which ye call
unto Him, if He will, and ye forget whatever partners ye ascribed unto Him.

006.042 We have sent already unto peoples that were before thee, and We visited
them with tribulation and adversity, in order that they might grow humble.

006.043 If only, when Our disaster came on them, they had been humble! But their
hearts were hardened and the devil made all that they used to do seem fair unto them!

006.044 Then, when they forgot that whereof they had been reminded, We opened
unto them the gates of all things till, even as they were rejoicing in that which they
were given, We seized them unawares, and lo! they were dumbfounded.

006.045 So of the people who did wrong the last remnant was cut off. Praise be to
Allah, Lord of the Worlds!

006.046 Say: Have ye imagined, if Allah should take away your hearing and your
sight and seal your hearts, Who is the God Who could restore it to you save Allah ?
See how We display the revelations unto them! Yet still they turn away.

006.047 Say: Can ye see yourselves, if the punishment of Allah come upon you
unawares or openly ? Would any perish save wrongdoing folk ?

006.048 We send not the messengers save as bearers of good news and warners.
Whoso believeth and doeth right, there shall no fear come upon them neither shall
they grieve.

006.049 But as for those who deny Our revelations, torment will afflict them for that
they used to disobey.
006.050 Say (O Muhammad, to the disbelievers): I say not unto you (that) I possess
the treasures of Allah, nor that I have knowledge of the Unseen; and I say not unto
you: Lo! I am an angel. I follow only that which is inspired in me. Say: Are the blind
man and the seer equal ? Will ye not then take thought ?

006.051 Warn hereby those who fear (because they know) that they will be gathered
unto their Lord, for whom there is no protecting ally nor intercessor beside Him, that
they may ward off (evil).

006.052 Repel not those who call upon their Lord at morn and evening, seeking His
Countenance. Thou art not accountable for them in aught, nor are they accountable
for thee in aught, that thou shouldst repel them and be of the wrong-doers.

006.053 And even so do We try some of them by others, that they say: Are these they
whom Allah favoureth among us ? Is not Allah best Aware of the thanksgivers ?

006.054 And when those who believe in Our revelations come unto thee, say: Peace
be unto you! Your Lord hath prescribed for Himself mercy, that whoso of you doeth
evil through ignorance and repenteth afterward thereof and doeth right, (for him) lo!
He is Forgiving, Merciful.

006.055 Thus do We expound the revelations that the way of the unrighteous may be
manifest.

006.056 Say: I am forbidden to worship those on whom ye call instead of Allah. Say:
I will not follow your desires, for then should I go astray and I should not be of the
rightly guided.

006.057 Say: I am (relying) on clear proof from my Lord, while ye deny Him. I have
not that for which ye are impatient. The decision is for Allah only. He telleth the truth
and He is the Best of Deciders.

006.058 Say: If I had that for which ye are impatient, then would the case (ere this)
have been decided between me and you. Allah is Best Aware of the wrong-doers.

006.059 And with Him are the keys of the Invisible. None but He knoweth them. And
He knoweth what is in the land and the sea. Not a leaf falleth but He knoweth it, not a
grain amid the darkness of the earth, naught of wet or dry but (it is noted) in a clear
record.
006.060 He it is Who gathereth you at night and knoweth that which ye commit by
day. Then He raiseth you again to life therein, that the term appointed (for you) may
be accomplished. And afterward unto Him is your return. Then He will proclaim unto
you what ye used to do.

006.061 He is the Omnipotent over His slaves. He sendeth guardians over you until,
when death cometh unto one of you, Our messengers receive him, and they neglect
not.

006.062 Then are they restored unto Allah, their Lord, the Just. Surely His is the
judgment. And He is the most swift of reckoners.

006.063 Say: Who delivereth you from the darkness of the land and the sea ? Ye call
upon Him humbly and in secret, (saying): If we are delivered from this (fear) we truly
will be of the thankful.

006.064 Say: Allah delivereth you from this and from all affliction. Yet ye attribute
partners unto Him.

006.065 Say: He is able to send punishment upon you from above you or from
beneath your feet, or to bewilder you with dissension and make you taste the tyranny
one of another. See how We display the revelations so that they may understand.

006.066 Thy people (O Muhammad) have denied it, though it is the Truth. Say: I am
not put in charge of you.

006.067 For every announcement there is a term, and ye will come to know.

006.068 And when thou seest those who meddle with Our revelations, withdraw from
them until they meddle with another topic. And if the devil cause thee to forget, sit
not, after the remembrance, with the congregation of wrong-doers.

006.069 Those who ward off (evil) are not accountable for them in aught, but the
Reminder (must be given them) that haply they (too) may ward off (evil).

006.070 And forsake those who take their religion for a pastime and a jest, and whom
the life of the world beguileth. Remind (mankind) hereby lest a soul be destroyed by
what it earneth. It hath beside Allah no protecting ally nor intercessor, and though it
offer every compensation it will not be accepted from it. Those are they who perish
by their own deserts. For them is drink of boiling water and a painful doom, because
they disbelieved.
006.071 Say: Shall we cry, instead of unto Allah, unto that which neither profiteth us
nor hurteth us, and shall we turn back after Allah hath guided us, like one bewildered
whom the devils have infatuated in the earth, who hath companions who invite him to
the guidance (saying): Come unto us ? Say: Lo! the guidance of Allah is Guidance,
and we are ordered to surrender to the Lord of the Worlds,

006.072 And to establish worship and be dutiful to Him, and He it is unto Whom ye
will be gathered.

006.073 He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in truth. In the day when He
saith: Be! it is. His Word is the Truth, and His will be the Sovereignty on the day
when the trumpet is blown. Knower of the Invisible and the Visible, He is the Wise,
the Aware.

006.074 (Remember) when Abraham said unto his father Azar: Takest thou idols for
gods ? Lo! I see thee and thy folk in error manifest.

006.075 Thus did We show Abraham the kingdom of the heavens and the earth that
he might be of those possessing certainty:

006.076 When the night grew dark upon him he beheld a star. He said: This is my
Lord. But when it set, he said: I love not things that set.

006.077 And when he saw the moon uprising, he exclaimed: This is my Lord. But
when it set, he said: Unless my Lord guide me, I surely shall become one of the folk
who are astray.

006.078 And when he saw the sun uprising, he cried: This is my Lord! This is
greater! And when it set he exclaimed: O my people! Lo! I am free from all that ye
associate (with Him).

006.079 Lo! I have turned my face toward Him Who created the heavens and the
earth, as one by nature upright, and I am not of the idolaters.

006.080 His people argued with him. He said: Dispute ye with me concerning Allah
when He hath guided me ? I fear not at all that which ye set up beside Him unless my
Lord willeth aught. My Lord includeth all things in His knowledge. Will ye not then
remember ?
006.081 How should I fear that which ye set up beside Him, when ye fear not to set
up beside Allah that for which He hath revealed unto you no warrant ? Which of the
two factions hath more right to safety ? (Answer me that) if ye have knowledge.

006.082 Those who believe and obscure not their belief by wrongdoing, theirs is
safety; and they are rightly guided.

006.083 That is Our argument. We gave it unto Abraham against his folk. We raise
unto degrees of wisdom whom We will. Lo! thy Lord is Wise, Aware.

006.084 And We bestowed upon him Isaac and Jacob; each of them We guided; and
Noah did We guide aforetime; and of his seed (We guided) David and Solomon and
Job and Joseph and Moses and Aaron. Thus do We reward the good.

006.085 And Zachariah and John and Jesus and Elias. Each one (of them) was of the
righteous.

006.086 And Ishmael and Elisha and Jonah and Lot. Each one (of them) did We
prefer above (Our) creatures,

006.087 With some of their forefathers and their offspring and their brethren; and We
chose them and guided them unto a straight path.

006.088 Such is the guidance of Allah wherewith He guideth whom He will of His
bondmen. But if they had set up (for worship) aught beside Him, (all) that they did
would have been vain.

006.089 Those are they unto whom We gave the Scripture and command and
prophethood. But if these disbelieve therein, then indeed We shall entrust it to a
people who will not be disbelievers therein.

006.090 Those are they whom Allah guideth, so follow their guidance. Say (O
Muhammad, unto mankind): I ask of you no fee for it. Lo! it is naught but a Reminder
to (His) creatures.

006.091 And they measure not the power of Allah its true measure when they say:
Allah hath naught revealed unto a human being. Say (unto the Jews who speak thus):
Who revealed the Book which Moses brought, a light and guidance for mankind,
which ye have put on parchments which ye show, but ye hide much (thereof), and (by
which) ye were taught that which ye knew not yourselves nor (did) your fathers
(know it) ? Say: Allah. Then leave them to their play of cavilling.
006.092 And this is a blessed Scripture which We have revealed, confirming that
which (was revealed) before it, that thou mayst warn the Mother of Villages and those
around her. Those who believe in the Hereafter believe herein, and they are careful of
their worship.

006.093 Who is guilty of more wrong than he who forgeth a lie against Allah, or
saith: I am inspired, when he is not inspired in aught; and who saith: I will reveal the
like of that which Allah hath revealed ? If thou couldst see, when the wrong-doers
reach the pangs of death and the angels stretch their hands out (saying): Deliver up
your souls. This day ye are awarded doom of degradation for that ye spake
concerning Allah other than the truth, and used to scorn His portents.

006.094 Now have ye come unto Us solitary as We did create you at the first, and ye
have left behind you all that We bestowed upon you, and We behold not with you
those your intercessors, of whom ye claimed that they possessed a share in you. Now
is the bond between you severed, and that which ye presumed hath failed you.

006.095 Lo! Allah (it is) Who splitteth the grain of corn and the date-stone (for
sprouting). He bringeth forth the living from the dead, and is the bringer-forth of the
dead from the living. Such is Allah. How then are ye perverted ?

006.096 He is the Cleaver of the Daybreak, and He hath appointed the night for
stillness, and the sun and the moon for reckoning. That is the measuring of the
Mighty, the Wise.

006.097 And He it is Who hath set for you the stars that ye may guide your course by
them amid the darkness of the land and the sea. We have detailed Our revelations for
a people who have knowledge.

006.098 And He it is Who hath produced you from a single being, and (hath given
you) a habitation and a repository. We have detailed Our revelations for a people who
have understanding.

006.099 He it is Who sendeth down water from the sky, and therewith We bring forth
buds of every kind; We bring forth the green blade from which We bring forth the
thick-clustered grain; and from the date-palm, from the pollen thereof, spring pendant
bunches; and (We bring forth) gardens of grapes, and the olive and the pomegranate,
alike and unlike. Look upon the fruit thereof, when they bear fruit, and upon its
ripening. Lo! herein verily are portents for a people who believe.
006.100 Yet they ascribe as partners unto Him the jinn, although He did create them,
and impute falsely, without knowledge, sons and daughters unto Him. Glorified be He
and High Exalted above (all) that they ascribe (unto Him).

006.101 The Originator of the heavens and the earth! How can He have a child, when
there is for Him no consort, when He created all things and is Aware of all things ?

006.102 Such is Allah, your Lord. There is no God save Him, the Creator of all
things, so worship Him. And He taketh care of all things.

006.103 Vision comprehendeth Him not, but He comprehendeth (all) vision. He is the
Subtile, the Aware.

006.104 Proofs have come unto you from your Lord, so whoso seeth, it is for his own
good, and whoso is blind is blind to his own hurt. And I am not a keeper over you.

006.105 Thus do We display Our revelations that they may say (unto thee,
Muhammad): "Thou hast studied," and that We may make (it) clear for people who
have knowledge.

006.106 Follow that which is inspired in thee from thy Lord; there is no God save
Him; and turn away from the idolaters.

006.107 Had Allah willed, they had not been idolatrous. We have not set thee as a
keeper over them, nor art thou responsible for them.

006.108 Revile not those unto whom they pray beside Allah lest they wrongfully
revile Allah through ignorance. Thus unto every nation have We made their deed
seem fair. Then unto their Lord is their return, and He will tell them what they used to
do.

006.109 And they swear a solemn oath by Allah that if there come unto them a
portent they will believe therein. Say; Portents are with Allah and (so is) that which
telleth you that if such came unto them they would not believe.

006.110 We confound their hearts and their eyes. As they believed not therein at the
first, We let them wander blindly on in their contumacy.
006.111 And though We should send down the angels unto them, and the dead should
speak unto them, and We should gather against them all things in array, they would
not believe unless Allah so willed. Howbeit, most of them are ignorant.

006.112 Thus have We appointed unto every prophet an adversary - devils of
humankind and jinn who inspire in one another plausible discourse through guile. If
thy Lord willed, they would not do so; so leave them alone with their devising;

006.113 That the hearts of those who believe not in the Hereafter may incline thereto,
and that they may take pleasure therein, and that they may earn what they are earning.

006.114 Shall I seek other than Allah for judge, when He it is Who hath revealed unto
you (this) Scripture, fully explained ? Those unto whom We gave the Scripture
(aforetime) know that it is revealed from thy Lord in truth. So be not thou (O
Muhammad) of the waverers.

006.115 Perfected is the Word of thy Lord in truth and justice. There is naught that
can change His words. He is the Hearer, the Knower.

006.116 If thou obeyedst most of those on earth they would mislead thee far from
Allah's way. They follow naught but an opinion, and they do but guess.

006.117 Lo! thy Lord, He knoweth best who erreth from His way; and He knoweth
best (who are) the rightly guided.

006.118 Eat of that over which the name of Allah hath been mentioned, if ye are
believers in His revelations.

006.119 How should ye not eat of that over which the name of Allah hath been
mentioned, when He hath explained unto you that which is forbidden unto you unless
ye are compelled thereto. But lo! many are led astray by their own lusts through
ignorance. Lo! thy Lord, He is Best Aware of the transgressors.

006.120 Forsake the outwardness of sin and the inwardness thereof. Lo! those who
garner sin will be awarded that which they have earned.

006.121 And eat not of that whereon Allah's name hath not been mentioned, for lo! it
is abomination. Lo! the devils do inspire their minions to dispute with you. But if ye
obey them, ye will be in truth idolaters.
006.122 Is he who was dead and We have raised him unto life, and set for him a light
wherein he walketh among men, as him whose similitude is in utter darkness whence
he cannot emerge ? Thus is their conduct made fairseeming for the disbelievers.

006.123 And thus have We made in every city great ones of its wicked ones, that they
should plot therein. They do but plot against themselves, though they perceive not.

006.124 And when a token cometh unto them, they say: We will not believe till we
are given that which Allah's messengers are given. Allah knoweth best with whom to
place His message. Humiliation from Allah and heavy punishment will smite the
guilty for their scheming.

006.125 And whomsoever it is Allah's will to guide, He expandeth his bosom unto the
Surrender, and whomsoever it is His Will to send astray, He maketh his bosom close
and narrow as if he were engaged in sheer ascent. Thus Allah layeth ignominy upon
those who believe not.

006.126 This is the path of thy Lord, a straight path. We have detailed Our revelations
for a people who take heed.

006.127 For them is the abode of peace with their Lord. He will be their Protecting
Friend because of what they used to do.

006.128 In the day when He will gather them together (He will say): O ye assembly
of the jinn! Many of humankind did ye seduce. And their adherents among
humankind will say: Our Lord! We enjoyed one another, but now we have arrived at
the appointed term which Thou appointedst for us. He will say: Fire is your home.
Abide therein for ever, save him whom Allah willeth (to deliver). Lo! thy Lord is
Wise, Aware.

006.129 Thus We let some of the wrong-doers have power over others because of
what they are wont to earn.

006.130 O ye assembly of the jinn and humankind! Came there not unto you
messengers of your own who recounted unto you My tokens and warned you of the
meeting of this your Day ? They will say: We testify against ourselves. And the life of
the world beguiled them. And they testify against themselves that they were
disbelievers.

006.131 This is because thy Lord destroyeth not the townships arbitrarily while their
people are unconscious (of the wrong they do).
006.132 For all there will be ranks from what they did. Thy Lord is not unaware of
what they do.

006.133 Thy Lord is the Absolute, the Lord of Mercy. If He will, He can remove you
and can cause what He will to follow after you, even as He raised you from the seed
of other folk.

006.134 Lo! that which ye are promised will surely come to pass, and ye cannot
escape.

006.135 Say (O Muhammad): O my people! Work according to your power. Lo! I too
am working. Thus ye will come to know for which of us will be the happy sequel. Lo!
the wrong-doers will not be successful.

006.136 They assign unto Allah, of the crops and cattle which He created, a portion,
and they say: "This is Allah's" - in their make-believe - "and this is for (His) partners
in regard to us." Thus that which (they assign) unto His partners in them reacheth not
Allah and that which (they assign) unto Allah goeth to their (so-called) partners. Evil
is their ordinance.

006.137 Thus have their (so-called) partners (of Allah) made the killing of their
children to seem fair unto many of the idolaters, that they may ruin them and make
their faith obscure for them. Had Allah willed (it otherwise), they had not done so. So
leave them alone with their devices.

006.138 And they say: Such cattle and crops are forbidden. No-one is to eat of them
save whom we will - in their make-believe - cattle whose backs are forbidden, cattle
over which they mention not the name of Allah. (All that is) a lie against Him. He
will repay them for that which they invent.

006.139 And they say: That which is in the bellies of such cattle is reserved for our
males and is forbidden to our wives; but if it be born dead, then they (all) may be
partakers thereof. He will reward them for their attribution (of such ordinances unto
Him). Lo, He is Wise, Aware.

006.140 They are losers who besottedly have slain their children without knowledge,
and have forbidden that which Allah bestowed upon them, inventing a lie against
Allah. They indeed have gone astray and are not guided.
006.141 He it is Who produceth gardens trellised and untrellised, and the date-palm,
and crops of divers flavour, and the olive and the pomegranate, like and unlike. Eat ye
of the fruit thereof when it fruiteth, and pay the due thereof upon the harvest day, and
be not prodigal. Lo! Allah loveth not the prodigals.

006.142 And of the cattle (He produceth) some for burdens, some for food. Eat of that
which Allah hath bestowed upon you, and follow not the footsteps of the devil, for lo!
he is an open foe to you.

006.143 Eight pairs: Of the sheep twain, and of the goats twain. Say: Hath He
forbidden the two males or the two females, or that which the wombs of the two
females contain ? Expound to me (the case) with knowledge, if ye are truthful.

006.144 And of the camels twain and of the oxen twain. Say: Hath He forbidden the
two males or the two females, or that which the wombs of the two females contain; or
were ye by to witness when Allah commanded you (all) this ? Then who doth greater
wrong than he who deviseth a lie concerning Allah, that he may lead mankind astray
without knowledge. Lo! Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk.

006.145 Say: I find not in that which is revealed unto me aught prohibited to an eater
that he eat thereof, except it be carrion, or blood poured forth, or swineflesh - for that
verily is foul - or the abomination which was immolated to the name of other than
Allah. But whoso is compelled (thereto), neither craving nor transgressing, (for him)
lo! thy Lord is Forgiving, Merciful.

006.146 Unto those who are Jews We forbade every animal with claws. And of the
oxen and the sheep forbade We unto them the fat thereof save that upon the backs or
the entrails, or that which is mixed with the bone. That we awarded them for their
rebellion. And lo! we verily are truthful.

006.147 So if they give the lie to thee (Muhammad), say: Your Lord is a Lord of All-
Embracing Mercy, and His wrath will never be withdrawn from guilty folk.

006.148 They who are idolaters will say: Had Allah willed, we had not ascribed (unto
Him) partners neither had our fathers, nor had we forbidden aught. Thus did those
who were before them give the lie (to Allah's messengers) till they tasted of the fear
of Us. Say: Have ye any knowledge that ye can adduce for Us ? Lo! ye follow naught
but an opinion, Lo! ye do but guess.
006.149 Say - For Allah's is the final argument - Had He willed He could indeed have
guided all of you.

006.150 Say: Come, bring your witnesses who can bear witness that Allah forbade
(all) this. And if they bear witness, do not thou bear witness with them. Follow thou
not the whims of those who deny Our revelations, those who believe not in the
Hereafter and deem (others) equal with their Lord.

006.151 Say: Come, I will recite unto you that which your Lord hath made a sacred
duty for you: That ye ascribe no thing as partner unto Him and that ye do good to
parents, and that ye slay not your children because of penury - We provide for you
and for them - and that ye draw not nigh to lewd things whether open or concealed.
And that ye slay not the life which Allah hath made sacred, save in the course of
justice. This He hath command you, in order that ye may discern.

006.152 And approach not the wealth of the orphan save with that which is better, till
he reach maturity. Give full measure and full weight, in justice. We task not any soul
beyond its scope. And if ye give your word, do justice thereunto, even though it be
(against) a kinsman; and fulfil the covenant of Allah. This He commandeth you that
haply ye may remember.

006.153 And (He commandeth you, saying): This is My straight path, so follow it.
Follow not other ways, lest ye be parted from His way. This hath He ordained for
you, that ye may ward off (evil).

006.154 Again, We gave the Scripture unto Moses, complete for him who would do
good, an explanation of all things, a guidance and a mercy, that they might believe in
the meeting with their Lord.

006.155 And this is a blessed Scripture which We have revealed. So follow it and
ward off (evil), that ye may find mercy.

006.156 Lest ye should say: The Scripture was revealed only to two sects before us,
and we in sooth were unaware of what they read;

006.157 Or lest ye should say: If the Scripture had been revealed unto us, we surely
had been better guided than are they. Now hath there come unto you a clear proof
from your Lord, a guidance and mercy; and who doeth greater wrong than he who
denieth the revelations of Allah, and turneth away from them ? We award unto those
who turn away from Our revelations an evil doom because of their aversion.
006.158 Wait they, indeed, for nothing less than that the angels should come unto
them, or thy Lord should come, or there should come one of the portents from thy
Lord ? In the day when one of the portents from thy Lord cometh, its belief availeth
naught a soul which theretofore believed not, nor in its belief earned good (by works).
Say: Wait ye! Lo! We (too) are waiting.

006.159 Lo! As for those who sunder their religion and become schismatics, no
concern at all hast thou with them. Their case will go to Allah, Who then will tell
them what they used to do.

006.160 Whoso bringeth a good deed will receive tenfold the like thereof, while
whoso bringeth an ill-deed will be awarded but the like thereof; and they will not be
wronged.

006.161 Say: Lo! As for me, my Lord hath guided me unto a straight path, a right
religion, the community of Abraham, the upright, who was no idolater.

006.162 Say: Lo! my worship and my sacrifice and my living and my dying are for
Allah, Lord of the Worlds.

006.163 He hath no partner. This am I commanded, and I am first of those who
surrender (unto Him).

006.164 Say: Shall I seek another than Allah for Lord, when He is Lord of all things ?
Each soul earneth only on its own account, nor doth any laden bear another's load.
Then unto your Lord is your return and He will tell you that wherein ye differed.

006.165 He it is Who hath placed you as viceroys of the earth and hath exalted some
of you in rank above others, that He may try you by (the test of) that which He hath
given you. Lo! Thy Lord is swift in prosecution, and Lo! He verily is Forgiving,
Merciful.

007.001 Alif. Lam. Mim. Sad.

007.002 (It is) a Scripture that is revealed unto thee (Muhammad) - so let there be no
heaviness in thy heart therefrom - that thou mayst warn thereby, and (it is) a
Reminder unto believers.

007.003 (Saying): Follow that which is sent down unto you from your Lord, and
follow no protecting friends beside Him. Little do ye recollect!
007.004 How many a township have We destroyed! As a raid by night, or while they
slept at noon, Our terror came unto them.

007.005 No plea had they, when Our terror came unto them, save that they said: Lo!
We were wrong-doers.

007.006 Then verily We shall question those unto whom (Our message) hath been
sent, and verily We shall question the messengers.

007.007 Then verily We shall narrate unto them (the event) with knowledge, for We
were not absent (when it came to pass).

007.008 The weighing on that day is the true (weighing). As for those whose scale is
heavy, they are the successful.

007.009 And as for those whose scale is light: those are they who lose their souls
because they used to wrong Our revelations.

007.010 And We have given you (mankind) power in the earth, and appointed for you
therein livelihoods. Little give ye thanks!

007.011 And We created you, then fashioned you, then told the angels: Fall ye
prostrate before Adam! And they fell prostrate, all save Iblis, who was not of those
who make prostration.

007.012 He said: What hindered thee that thou didst not fall prostrate when I bade
thee ? (Iblis) said: I am better than him. Thou createdst me of fire while him Thou
didst create of mud.

007.013 He said: Then go down hence! It is not for thee to show pride here, so go
forth! Lo! thou art of those degraded.

007.014 He said: Reprieve me till the day when they are raised (from the dead).

007.015 He said: Lo! thou art of those reprieved.

007.016 He said: Now, because Thou hast sent me astray, verily I shall lurk in
ambush for them on Thy Right Path.
007.017 Then I shall come upon them from before them and from behind them and
from their right hands and from their left hands, and Thou wilt not find most of them
beholden (unto Thee).

007.018 He said: Go forth from hence, degraded, banished. As for such of them as
follow thee, surely I will fill hell with all of you.

007.019 And (unto man): O Adam! Dwell thou and thy wife in the Garden and eat
from whence ye will, but come not nigh this tree lest ye become wrong-doers.

007.020 Then Satan whispered to them that he might manifest unto them that which
was hidden from them of their shame, and he said: Your Lord forbade you from this
tree only lest ye should become angels or become of the immortals.

007.021 And he swore unto them (saying): Lo! I am a sincere adviser unto you.

007.022 Thus did he lead them on with guile. And when they tasted of the tree their
shame was manifest to them and they began to hide (by heaping) on themselves some
of the leaves of the Garden. And their Lord called them, (saying): Did I not forbid
you from that tree and tell you: Lo! Satan is an open enemy to you ?

007.023 They said: Our Lord! We have wronged ourselves. If thou forgive us not and
have not mercy on us, surely we are of the lost!

007.024 He said: Go down (from hence), one of you a foe unto the other. There will
be for you on earth a habitation and provision for a while.

007.025 He said: There shall ye live, and there shall ye die, and thence shall ye be
brought forth.

007.026 O Children of Adam! We have revealed unto you raiment to conceal your
shame, and splendid vesture, but the raiment of restraint from evil, that is best. This is
of the revelations of Allah, that they may remember.

007.027 O Children of Adam! Let not Satan seduce you as he caused your (first)
parents to go forth from the Garden and tore off from them their robe (of innocence)
that he might manifest their shame to them. Lo! he seeth you, he and his tribe, from
whence ye see him not. Lo! We have made the devils protecting friends for those who
believe not.
007.028 And when they do some lewdness they say: We found our fathers doing it
and Allah hath enjoined it on us. Say: Allah, verily, enjoineth not lewdness. Tell ye
concerning Allah that which ye know not ?

007.029 Say: My Lord enjoineth justice. And set your faces upright (toward Him) at
every place of worship and call upon Him, making religion pure for Him (only). As
He brought you into being, so return ye (unto Him).

007.030 A party hath He led aright, while error hath just hold over (another) party, for
lo! they choose the devils for protecting supporters instead of Allah and deem that
they are rightly guided.

007.031 O Children of Adam! Look to your adornment at every place of worship, and
eat and drink, but be not prodigal. Lo! He loveth not the prodigals.

007.032 Say: Who hath forbidden the adornment of Allah which He hath brought
forth for His bondmen, and the good things of His providing ? Say: Such, on the Day
of Resurrection, will be only for those who believed during the life of the world. Thus
do we detail Our revelations for people who have knowledge.

007.033 Say: My Lord forbiddeth only indecencies, such of them as are apparent and
such as are within, and sin and wrongful oppression, and that ye associate with Allah
that for which no warrant hath been revealed, and that ye tell concerning Allah that
which ye know not.

007.034 And every nation hath its term, and when its term cometh, they cannot put it
off an hour nor yet advance (it).

007.035 O Children of Adam! When messengers of your own come unto you who
narrate unto you My revelations, then whosoever refraineth from evil and amendeth -
there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.

007.036 But they who deny Our revelations and scorn them - each are rightful
owners of the Fire; they will abide therein.

007.037 Who doeth greater wrong than he who inventeth a lie concerning Allah or
denieth Our tokens. (For such) their appointed portion of the Book (of destiny)
reacheth them till, when Our messengers come to gather them, they say: Where (now)
is that to which ye cried beside Allah ? They say: They have departed from us. And
they testify against themselves that they were disbelievers.
007.038 He saith: Enter into the Fire among nations of the jinn and humankind who
passed away before you. Every time a nation entereth, it curseth its sister (nation) till,
when they have all been made to follow one another thither, the last of them saith
unto the first of them: Our Lord! These led us astray, so give them double torment of
the Fire. He saith: For each one there is double (torment), but ye know not.

007.039 And the first of them saith unto the last of them: Ye were no whit better than
us, so taste the doom for what ye used to earn.

007.040 Lo! they who deny Our revelations and scorn them, for them the gates of
heaven will nor be opened not will they enter the Garden until the camel goeth
through the needle's eye. Thus do We requite the guilty.

007.041 Theirs will be a bed of hell, and over them coverings (of hell). Thus do We
requite wrong-doers.

007.042 But (as for) those who believe and do good works - We tax not any soul
beyond its scope - Such are rightful owners of the Garden. They abide therein.

007.043 And We remove whatever rancour may be in their hearts. Rivers flow
beneath them. And they say: The praise to Allah, Who hath guided us to this. We
could not truly have been led aright if Allah had not guided us. Verily the messengers
of our Lord did bring the Truth. And it is cried unto them: This is the Garden. Ye
inherit it for what ye used to do.

007.044 And the dwellers of the Garden cry unto the dwellers of the Fire: We have
found that which our Lord promised us (to be) the Truth. Have ye (too) found that
which your Lord promised the Truth ? They say: Yea, verily. And a crier in between
them crieth: The curse of Allah is on evil-doers,

007.045 Who debar (men) from the path of Allah and would have it crooked, and who
are disbelievers in the Last Day.

007.046 Between them is a veil. And on the Heights are men who know them all by
their marks. And they call unto the dwellers of the Garden: Peace be unto you! They
enter it not although they hope (to enter).

007.047 And when their eyes are turned toward the dwellers of the Fire, they say: Our
Lord! Place us not with the wrong-doing folk.
007.048 And the dwellers on the Heights call unto men whom they know by their
marks, (saying): What did your multitude and that in which ye took your pride avail
you ?

007.049 Are these they of whom ye swore that Allah would not show them mercy ?
(Unto them it hath been said): Enter the Garden. No fear shall come upon you nor is it
ye who will grieve.

007.050 And the dwellers of the Fire cry out unto the dwellers of the Garden: Pour on
us some water or some wherewith Allah hath provided you. They say: Lo! Allah hath
forbidden both to disbelievers (in His guidance),

007.051 Who took their religion for a sport and pastime, and whom the life of the
world beguiled. So this day We have forgotten them even as they forgot the meeting
of this their Day and as they used to deny Our tokens.

007.052 Verily We have brought them a Scripture which We expounded with
knowledge, a guidance and a mercy for a people who believe.

007.053 Await they aught save the fulfilment thereof ? On the day when the
fulfilment thereof cometh, those who were before forgetful thereof will say: The
messengers of our Lord did bring the Truth! Have we any intercessors, that they may
intercede for us ? Or can we be returned (to life on earth), that we may act otherwise
than we used to act ? They have lost their souls, and that which they devised hath
failed them.

007.054 Lo! your Lord is Allah Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days,
then mounted He the Throne. He covereth the night with the day, which is in haste to
follow it, and hath made the sun and the moon and the stars subservient by His
command. His verily is all creation and commandment. Blessed be Allah, the Lord of
the Worlds!

007.055 (O mankind!) Call upon your Lord humbly and in secret. Lo! He loveth not
aggressors.

007.056 Work not confusion in the earth after the fair ordering (thereof). and call on
Him in fear and hope. Lo! the mercy of Allah is nigh unto the good.

007.057 And He it is Who sendeth the winds as tidings heralding His mercy, till,
when they bear a cloud heavy (with rain), We lead it to a dead land, and then cause
water to descend thereon and thereby bring forth fruits of every kind. Thus bring We
forth the dead. Haply ye may remember.
007.058 As for the good land, its vegetation cometh forth by permission of its Lord;
while as for that which is bad, only the useless cometh forth (from it). Thus do We
recount the tokens for people who give thanks.

007.059 We sent Noah (of old) unto his people, and he said: O my people! Serve
Allah. Ye have no other God save Him. Lo! I fear for you the retribution of an Awful
Day.

007.060 The chieftains of his people said: Lo! we see thee surely in plain error.

007.061 He said: O my people! There is no error in me, but I am a messenger from
the Lord of the Worlds.

007.062 I convey unto you the messages of my Lord and give good counsel unto you,
and know from Allah that which ye know not.

007.063 Marvel ye that there should come unto you a Reminder from your Lord by
means of a man among you, that he may warn you, and that ye may keep from evil,
and that haply ye may find mercy.

007.064 But they denied him, so We saved him and those with him in the ship, and
We drowned those who denied Our tokens. Lo! they were blind folk.

007.065 And unto (the tribe of) A'ad (We sent) their brother, Hud. He said: O my
people! Serve Allah. Ye have no other God save Him. Will ye not ward off (evil) ?

007.066 The chieftains of his people, who were disbelieving, said: Lo! we surely see
thee in foolishness, and lo! we deem thee of the liars.

007.067 He said: O my people! There is no foolishness in me, but I am a messenger
from the Lord of the Worlds.

007.068 I convey unto you the messages of my Lord and am for you a true adviser.

007.069 Marvel ye that there should come unto you a Reminder from your Lord by
means of a man among you, that he may warn you ? Remember how He made you
viceroys after Noah's folk, and gave you growth of stature. Remember (all) the
bounties of your Lord, that haply ye may be successful.
007.070 They said: Hast come unto us that we should serve Allah alone, and forsake
what our fathers worshipped ? Then bring upon us that wherewith thou threatenest us
if thou art of the truthful!

007.071 He said: Terror and wrath from your Lord have already fallen on you. Would
ye wrangle with me over names which ye have named, ye and your fathers, for which
no warrant from Allah hath been revealed ? Then await (the consequence), lo! I (also)
am of those awaiting (it).

007.072 And We saved him and those with him by a mercy from Us, and We cut the
root of those who denied Our revelations and were not believers.

007.073 And to (the tribe of) Thamud (We sent) their brother Salih. He said: O my
people! Serve Allah. Ye have no other God save Him. A wonder from your Lord hath
come unto you. Lo! this is the camel of Allah, a token unto you; so let her feed in
Allah's earth, and touch her not with hurt lest painful torment seize you.

007.074 And remember how He made you viceroys after A'ad and gave you station in
the earth. Ye choose castles in the plains and hew the mountains into dwellings. So
remember (all) the bounties of Allah and do not evil, making mischief in the earth.

007.075 The chieftains of his people, who were scornful, said unto those whom they
despised, unto such of them as believed: Know ye that Salih is one sent from his Lord
? They said: Lo! In that wherewith he hath been sent we are believers.

007.076 Those who were scornful said: Lo! in that which ye believe we are
disbelievers.

007.077 So they hamstrung the she-camel, and they flouted the commandment of
their Lord, and they said: O Salih! Bring upon us that thou threatenest if thou art
indeed of those sent (from Allah).

007.078 So the earthquake seized them, and morning found them prostrate in their
dwelling-place.

007.079 And (Salih) turned from them and said: O my people! I delivered my Lord's
message unto you and gave you good advice, but ye love not good advisers.

007.080 And Lot! (Remember) when he said unto his folk: Will ye commit
abomination such as no creature ever did before you ?
007.081 Lo! ye come with lust unto men instead of women. Nay, but ye are wanton
folk.

007.082 And the answer of his people was only that they said (one to another): Turn
them out of your township. They are folk, forsooth, who keep pure.

007.083 And We rescued him and his household, save his wife, who was of those
who stayed behind.

007.084 And We rained a rain upon them. See now the nature of the consequence of
evil-doers!

007.085 And unto Midian (We sent) their brother, Shu'eyb. He said: O my people!
Serve Allah. Ye have no other God save Him. Lo! a clear proof hath come unto you
from your Lord; so give full measure and full weight and wrong not mankind in their
goods, and work not confusion in the earth after the fair ordering thereof. That will be
better for you, if ye are believers.

007.086 Lurk not on every road to threaten (wayfarers), and to turn away from Allah's
path him who believeth in Him, and to seek to make it crooked. And remember, when
ye were but few, how He did multiply you. And see the nature of the consequence for
the corrupters!

007.087 And if there is a party of you which believeth in that wherewith I have been
sent, and there is a party which believeth not, then have patience until Allah judge
between us. He is the Best of all who deal in judgment.

007.088 The chieftains of his people, who were scornful, said: Surely we will drive
thee out, O Shu'eyb, and those who believe with thee, from our township, unless ye
return to our religion. He said: Even though we hate it ?

007.089 We should have invented a lie against Allah if we returned to your religion
after Allah hath rescued us from it. It is not for us to return to it unless Allah our Lord
should (so) will. Our Lord comprehendeth all things in knowledge. In Allah do we
put our trust. Our Lord! Decide with truth between us and our folk, for Thou art the
best of those who make decision.

007.090 But the chieftains of his people, who were disbelieving, said: If ye follow
Shu'eyb, then truly ye shall be the losers.

007.091 So the earthquake seized them and morning found them prostrate in their
dwelling-place.
007.092 Those who denied Shu'eyb became as though they had not dwelt there. Those
who denied Shu'eyb, they were the losers.

007.093 So he turned from them and said: O my people! I delivered my Lord's
messages unto you and gave you good advice; then how can I sorrow for a people that
rejected (truth) ?

007.094 And We sent no prophet unto any township but We did afflict its folk with
tribulation and adversity that haply they might grow humble.

007.095 Then changed We the evil plight for good till they grew affluent and said:
Tribulation and distress did touch our fathers. Then We seized them unawares, when
they perceived not.

007.096 And if the people of the townships had believed and kept from evil, surely
We should have opened for them blessings from the sky and from the earth. But (unto
every messenger) they gave the lie, and so We seized them on account of what they
used to earn.

007.097 Are the people of the townships then secure from the coming of Our wrath
upon them as a night-raid while they sleep ?

007.098 Or are the people of the townships then secure from the coming of Our wrath
upon them in the daytime while they play ?

007.099 Are they then secure from Allah's scheme ? None deemeth himself secure
from Allah's scheme save folk that perish.

007.100 Is it not an indication to those who inherit the land after its people (who thus
reaped the consequence of evil-doing) that, if We will, We can smite them for their
sins and print upon their hearts so that they hear not ?

007.101 Such were the townships. We relate some tidings of them unto thee
(Muhammad). Their messengers verily came unto them with clear proofs (of Allah's
Sovereignty), but they could not believe because they had before denied. Thus doth
Allah print upon the hearts of disbelievers (that they hear not).

007.102 We found no (loyalty to any) covenant in most of them. Nay, most of them
We found wrong-doers.
007.103 Then, after them, We sent Moses with our tokens unto Pharaoh and his
chiefs, but they repelled them. Now, see the nature of the consequence for the
corrupters!

007.104 Moses said: O Pharaoh! Lo! I am a messenger from the Lord of the Worlds,

007.105 Approved upon condition that I speak concerning Allah nothing but the truth.
I come unto you (lords of Egypt) with a clear proof from your Lord. So let the
Children of Israel go with me.

007.106 (Pharaoh) said: If thou comest with a token, then produce it, if thou art of
those who speak the truth.

007.107 Then he flung down his staff and lo! it was a serpent manifest;

007.108 And he drew forth his hand (from his bosom), and lo! it was white for the
beholders.

007.109 The chiefs of Pharaoh's people said: Lo! this is some knowing wizard,

007.110 Who would expel you from your land. Now what do ye advise ?

007.111 They said (unto Pharaoh): Put him off (a while) - him and his brother - and
send into the cities summoners,

007.112 To bring each knowing wizard unto thee.

007.113 And the wizards came to Pharaoh, saying: Surely there will be a reward for
us if we are victors.

007.114 He answered: Yes, and surely ye shall be of those brought near (to me).

007.115 They said: O Moses! Either throw (first) or let us be the first throwers ?

007.116 He said: Throw! And when they threw they cast a spell upon the people's
eyes, and overawed them, and produced a mighty spell.

007.117 And We inspired Moses (saying): Throw thy staff! And lo! it swallowed up
their lying show.
007.118 Thus was the Truth vindicated and that which they were doing was made
vain.

007.119 Thus were they there defeated and brought low.

007.120 And the wizards fell down prostrate,

007.121 Crying: We believe in the Lord of the Worlds,

007.122 The Lord of Moses and Aaron.

007.123 Pharaoh said: Ye believe in Him before I give you leave! Lo! this is the plot
that ye have plotted in the city that ye may drive its people hence. But ye shall come
to know!

007.124 Surely I shall have your hands and feet cut off upon alternate sides. Then I
shall crucify you every one.

007.125 They said: Lo! We are about to return unto our Lord!

007.126 Thou takest vengeance on us only forasmuch as we believed the tokens of
our Lord when they came unto us. Our Lord! Vouchsafe unto us steadfastness and
make us die as men who have surrendered (unto Thee).

007.127 The chiefs of Pharaoh's people said: (O King), wilt thou suffer Moses and his
people to make mischief in the land, and flout thee and thy gods ? He said: We will
slay their sons and spare their women, for lo! we are in power over them.

007.128 And Moses said unto his people: Seek help in Allah and endure. Lo! the
earth is Allah's. He giveth it for an inheritance to whom He will. And lo! the sequel is
for those who keep their duty (unto Him).

007.129 They said: We suffered hurt before thou camest unto us, and since thou hast
come unto us. He said: It may be that your Lord is going to destroy your adversary
and make you viceroys in the earth, that He may see how ye behave.

007.130 And we straitened Pharaoh's folk with famine and dearth of fruits, that
peradventure they might heed.

007.131 But whenever good befell them, they said: This is ours; and whenever evil
smote them they ascribed it to the evil auspices of Moses and those with him. Surely
their evil auspice was only with Allah. But most of them knew not.
007.132 And they said: Whatever portent thou bringest wherewith to bewitch us, we
shall not put faith in thee.

007.133 So We sent against them the flood and the locusts and the vermin and the
frogs and the blood - a succession of clear signs. But they were arrogant and became a
guilty folk.

007.134 And when the terror fell on them they cried: O Moses! Pray for us unto thy
Lord, because He hath a covenant with thee. If thou removest the terror from us we
verily will trust thee and will let the Children of Israel go with thee.

007.135 But when We did remove from them the terror for a term which they must
reach, behold! they broke their covenant.

007.136 Therefore We took retribution from them; therefore We drowned them in the
sea: because they denied Our revelations and were heedless of them.

007.137 And We caused the folk who were despised to inherit the eastern parts of the
land and the western parts thereof which We had blessed. And the fair word of thy
Lord was fulfilled for the Children of Israel because of their endurance; and We
annihilated (all) that Pharaoh and his folk had done and that they had contrived.

007.138 And We brought the Children of Israel across the sea, and they came unto a
people who were given up to idols which they had. They said: O Moses! Make for us
a god even as they have gods. He said: Lo! ye are a folk who know not.

007.139 Lo! as for these, their way will be destroyed and all that they are doing is in
vain.

007.140 He said: Shall I seek for you a god other than Allah when He hath favoured
you above (all) creatures ?

007.141 And (remember) when We did deliver you from Pharaoh's folk who were
afflicting you with dreadful torment, slaughtering your sons and sparing your women.
That was a tremendous trial from your Lord.

007.142 And when We did appoint for Moses thirty nights (of solitude), and added to
them ten, and he completed the whole time appointed by his Lord of forty nights; and
Moses said unto his brother, Aaron: Take my place among the people. Do right, and
follow not the way of mischief-makers.
007.143 And when Moses came to Our appointed tryst and his Lord had spoken unto
him, he said: My Lord! Show me (Thy Self), that I may gaze upon Thee. He said:
Thou wilt not see Me, but gaze upon the mountain! If it stand still in its place, then
thou wilt see Me. And when his Lord revealed (His) glory to the mountain He sent it
crashing down. And Moses fell down senseless. And when he woke he said: Glory
unto Thee! I turn unto Thee repentant, and I am the first of (true) believers.

007.144 He said: O Moses! I have preferred thee above mankind by My messages and
by My speaking (unto thee). So hold that which I have given thee, and be among the
thankful.

007.145 And We wrote for him, upon the tablets, the lesson to be drawn from all
things and the explanation of all things, then (bade him): Hold it fast; and command
thy people (saying): Take the better (course made clear) therein. I shall show thee the
abode of evil-livers.

007.146 I shall turn away from My revelations those who magnify themselves
wrongfully in the earth, and if they see each token believe it not, and if they see the
way of righteousness choose it nor for (their) way, and if they see the way of error
choose if for (their) way. That is because they deny Our revelations and are used to
disregard them.

007.147 Those who deny Our revelations and the meeting of the Hereafter, their
works are fruitless. Are they requited aught save what they used to do ?

007.148 And the folk of Moses, after (he left them), chose a calf (for worship),
(made) out of their ornaments, of saffron hue, which gave a lowing sound. Saw they
not that it spake not unto them nor guided them to any way ? They chose it, and
became wrong-doers.

007.149 And when they feared the consequences thereof and saw that they had gone
astray, they said: Unless our Lord have mercy on us and forgive us, we verily are of
the lost.

007.150 And when Moses returned unto his people, angry and grieved, he said: Evil
is that (course) which ye took after I had left you. Would ye hasten on the judgment
of your Lord ? And he cast down the tablets, and he seized his brother by the head,
dragging him toward him. He said: Son of my mother! Lo! the folk did judge me
weak and almost killed me. Oh, make not mine enemies to triumph over me and place
me not among the evil-doers.
007.151 He said: My Lord! Have mercy on me and on my brother; bring us into Thy
mercy, Thou the Most Merciful of all who show mercy.

007.152 Lo! Those who chose the calf (for worship), terror from their Lord and
humiliation will come upon them in the life of the world. Thus do We requite those
who invent a lie.

007.153 But those who do ill-deeds and afterward repent and believe - lo! for them,
afterward, Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

007.154 Then, when the anger of Moses abated, he took up the tablets, and in their
inscription there was guidance and mercy for all those who fear their Lord.

007.155 And Moses chose of his people seventy men for Our appointed tryst and,
when the trembling came on them, he said: My Lord! If Thou hadst willed Thou hadst
destroyed them long before, and me with them. Wilt thou destroy us for that which
the ignorant among us did ? It is but Thy trial (of us). Thou sendest whom Thou wilt
astray and guidest whom Thou wilt: Thou art our Protecting Friend, therefore forgive
us and have mercy on us, Thou, the Best of all who show forgiveness.

007.156 And ordain for us in this world that which is good, and in the Hereafter (that
which is good), Lo! We have turned unto Thee. He said: I smite with My punishment
whom I will, and My mercy embraceth all things, therefore I shall ordain it for those
who ward off (evil) and pay the poor-due, and those who believe Our revelations;

007.157 Those who follow the messenger, the Prophet who can neither read nor
write, whom they will find described in the Torah and the Gospel (which are) with
them. He will enjoin on them that which is right and forbid them that which is wrong.
He will make lawful for them all good things and prohibit for them only the foul; and
he will relieve them of their burden and the fetters that they used to wear. Then those
who believe in him, and honour him, and help him, and follow the light which is sent
down with him: they are the successful.

007.158 Say (O Muhammad): O mankind! Lo! I am the messenger of Allah to you all
- (the messenger of) Him unto Whom belongeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and
the earth. There is no God save Him. He quickeneth and He giveth death. So believe
in Allah and His messenger, the Prophet who can neither read nor write, who
believeth in Allah and in His Words, and follow him that haply ye may be led aright.
007.159 And of Moses' folk there is a community who lead with truth and establish
justice therewith.

007.160 We divided them into twelve tribes, nations; and We inspired Moses, when
his people asked him for water, saying: Smite with thy staff the rock! And there
gushed forth therefrom twelve springs, so that each tribe knew their drinking-place.
And we caused the white cloud to overshadow them and sent down for them the
manna and the quails (saying): Eat of the good things wherewith we have provided
you. They wronged Us not, but they were wont to wrong themselves.

007.161 And when it was said unto them: Dwell in this township and eat therefrom
whence ye will, and say "Repentance," and enter the gate prostrate; We shall forgive
you your sins; We shall increase (reward) for the right-doers.

007.162 But those of them who did wrong changed the word which had been told
them for another saying, and We sent down upon them wrath from heaven for their
wrongdoing.

007.163 Ask them (O Muhammad) of the township that was by the sea, how they did
break the Sabbath, how their big fish came unto them visibly upon their Sabbath day
and on a day when they did not keep Sabbath came they not unto them. Thus did We
try them for that they were evil-livers.

007.164 And when a community among them said: Why preach ye to a folk whom
Allah is about to destroy or punish with an awful doom, they said: In order to be free
from guilt before your Lord, and that haply they may ward off (evil).

007.165 And when they forgot that whereof they had been reminded, We rescued
those who forbade wrong, and visited those who did wrong with dreadful punishment
because they were evil-livers.

007.166 So when they took pride in that which they had been forbidden, We said unto
them: Be ye apes despised and loathed!

007.167 And (remember) when thy Lord proclaimed that He would raise against them
till the Day of Resurrection those who would lay on them a cruel torment. Lo! verily
thy Lord is swift in prosecution and lo! verily He is Forgiving, Merciful.

007.168 And We have sundered them in the earth as (separate) nations. Some of them
are righteous, and some far from that. And We have tried them with good things and
evil things that haply they might return.
007.169 And a generation hath succeeded them who inherited the scriptures. They
grasp the goods of this low life (as the price of evil-doing) and say: It will be forgiven
us. And if there came to them (again) the offer of the like, they would accept it (and
would sin again). Hath not the covenant of the Scripture been taken on their behalf
that they should not speak aught concerning Allah save the truth ? And they have
studied that which is therein. And the abode of the Hereafter is better, for those who
ward off (evil). Have ye then no sense ?

007.170 And as for those who make (men) keep the Scripture, and establish worship -
lo! We squander not the wages of reformers.

007.171 And when We shook the Mount above them as it were a covering, and they
supposed that it was going to fall upon them (and We said): Hold fast that which We
have given you, and remember that which is therein, that ye may ward off (evil).

007.172 And (remember) when thy Lord brought forth from the Children of Adam,
from their reins, their seed, and made them testify of themselves, (saying): Am I not
your Lord ? They said: Yea, verily. We testify. (That was) lest ye should say at the
Day of Resurrection: Lo! of this we were unaware;

007.173 Or lest ye should say: (It is) only (that) our fathers ascribed partners to Allah
of old and we were (their) seed after them. Wilt Thou destroy us on account of that
which those who follow falsehood did ?

007.174 Thus we detail the revelations, that haply they may return.

007.175 Recite unto them the tale of him to whom We gave Our revelations, but he
sloughed them off, so Satan overtook him and he became of those who lead astray.

007.176 And had We willed We could have raised him by their means, but he clung
to the earth and followed his own lust. Therefor his likeness is as the likeness of a
dog: if thou attackest him he panteth with his tongue out, and if thou leavest him he
panteth with his tongue out. Such is the likeness of the people who deny Our
revelations. Narrate unto them the history (of the men of old), that haply they may
take thought.

007.177 Evil as an example are the folk who denied Our revelations, and were wont
to wrong themselves.

007.178 He whom Allah leadeth, he indeed is led aright, while he whom Allah
sendeth astray - they indeed are losers.
007.179 Already have We urged unto hell many of the jinn and humankind, having
hearts wherewith they understand not, and having eyes wherewith they see not, and
having ears wherewith they hear not. These are as the cattle - nay, but they are worse!
These are the neglectful.

007.180 Allah's are the fairest names. Invoke Him by them. And leave the company
of those who blaspheme His names. They will be requited what they do.

007.181 And of those whom We created there is a nation who guide with the Truth
and establish justice therewith.

007.182 And those who deny Our revelations - step by step We lead them on from
whence they know not.

007.183 I give them rein (for) lo! My scheme is strong.

007.184 Have they not bethought them (that) there is no madness in their comrade ?
He is but a plain warner.

007.185 Have they not considered the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and
what things Allah hath created, and that it may be that their own term draweth nigh ?
In what fact after this will they believe ?

007.186 Those whom Allah sendeth astray, there is no guide for them. He leaveth
them to wander blindly on in their contumacy.

007.187 They ask thee of the (destined) Hour, when will it come to port. Say:
Knowledge thereof is with my Lord only. He alone will manifest it at its proper time.
It is heavy in the heavens and the earth. It cometh not to you save unawares. They
question thee as if thou couldst be well informed thereof. Say: Knowledge thereof is
with Allah only, but most of mankind know not.

007.188 Say: For myself I have no power to benefit, nor power to hurt, save that
which Allah willeth. Had I knowledge of the Unseen, I should have abundance of
wealth, and adversity would not touch me. I am but a warner, and a bearer of good
tidings unto folk who believe.

007.189 He it is Who did create you from a single soul, and therefrom did make his
mate that he might take rest in her. And when he covered her she bore a light burden,
and she passed (unnoticed) with it, but when it became heavy they cried unto Allah,
their Lord, saying: If thou givest unto us aright we shall be of the thankful.
007.190 But when He gave unto them aright, they ascribed unto Him partners in
respect of that which He had given them. High is He Exalted above all that they
associate (with Him).

007.191 Attribute they as partners to Allah those who created naught, but are
themselves created,

007.192 And cannot give them help, nor can they help themselves ?

007.193 And if ye call them to the Guidance, they follow you not. Whether ye call
them or are silent is all one for you.

007.194 Lo! those on whom ye call beside Allah are slaves like unto you. Call on
them now, and let them answer you, if ye are truthful!

007.195 Have they feet wherewith they walk, or have they hands wherewith they
hold, or have they eyes wherewith they see, or have they ears wherewith they hear ?
Say: Call upon your (so-called) partners (of Allah), and then contrive against me,
spare me not!

007.196 Lo! my Protecting Friend is Allah Who revealeth the Scripture. He
befriendeth the righteous.

007.197 They on whom ye call beside Him have no power to help you, nor can they
help you, nor can they help themselves.

007.198 And if ye (Muslims) call them to the guidance they hear not; and thou
(Muhammad) seest them looking toward thee, but they see not.

007.199 Keep to forgiveness (O Muhammad), and enjoin kindness, and turn away
from the ignorant.

007.200 And if a slander from the devil wound thee, then seek refuge in Allah. Lo!
He is Hearer, Knower.

007.201 Lo! those who ward off (evil), when a glamour from the devil troubleth
them, they do but remember (Allah's Guidance) and behold them seers!

007.202 Their brethren plunge them further into error and cease not.
007.203 And when thou bringest not a verse for them they say: Why hast thou not
chosen it ? Say: I follow only that which is inspired in me from my Lord. This
(Qur'an) is insight from your Lord, and a guidance and a mercy for a people that
believe.

007.204 And when the Qur'an is recited, give ear to it and pay heed, that ye may
obtain mercy.

007.205 And do thou (O Muhammad) remember thy Lord within thyself humbly and
with awe, below thy breath, at morn and evening. And be not thou of the neglectful.

007.206 Lo! those who are with thy Lord are not too proud to do Him service, but
they praise Him and adore Him.

008.001 They ask thee (O Muhammad) of the spoils of war. Say: The spoils of war
belong to Allah and the messenger, so keep your duty to Allah, and adjust the matter
of your difference, and obey Allah and His messenger, if ye are (true) believers.

008.002 They only are the (true) believers whose hearts feel fear when Allah is
mentioned, and when His revelations are recited unto them they increase their faith,
and who trust in their Lord;

008.003 Who establish worship and spend of that We have bestowed on them.

008.004 Those are they who are in truth believers. For them are grades (of honour)
with their Lord, and pardon, and a bountiful provision.

008.005 Even as thy Lord caused thee (Muhammad) to go forth from thy home with
the Truth, and lo! a party of the believers were averse (to it).

008.006 Disputing with thee of the Truth after it had been made manifest, as if they
were being driven to death visible.

008.007 And when Allah promised you one of the two bands (of the enemy) that it
should be yours, and ye longed that other than the armed one might be yours. And
Allah willed that He should cause the Truth to triumph by His words, and cut the root
of the disbelievers;

008.008 That He might cause the Truth to triumph and bring vanity to naught,
however much the guilty might oppose;
008.009 When ye sought help of your Lord and He answered you (saying): I will help
you with a thousand of the angels, rank on rank.

008.010 Allah appointed it only as good tidings, and that your hearts thereby might be
at rest. Victory cometh only by the help of Allah. Lo! Allah is Mighty, Wise.

008.011 When He made the slumber fall upon you as a reassurance from him and sent
down water from the sky upon you, that thereby He might purify you, and remove
from you the fear of Satan, and make strong your hearts and firm (your) feet thereby.

008.012 When thy Lord inspired the angels, (saying): I am with you. So make those
who believe stand firm. I will throw fear into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Then
smite the necks and smite of them each finger.

008.013 That is because they opposed Allah and His messenger. Whoso opposeth
Allah and His messenger, (for him) lo! Allah is severe in punishment.

008.014 That (is the award), so taste it, and (know) that for disbelievers is the torment
of the Fire.

008.015 O ye who believe! When ye meet those who disbelieve in battle, turn not
your backs to them.

008.016 Whoso on that day turneth his back to them, unless manoeuvring for battle or
intent to join a company, he truly hath incurred wrath from Allah, and his habitation
will be hell, a hapless journey's end.

008.017 Ye (Muslims) slew them not, but Allah slew them. And thou (Muhammad)
threwest not when thou didst throw, but Allah threw, that He might test the believers
by a fair test from Him. Lo! Allah is Hearer, Knower.

008.018 That (is the case); and (know) that Allah (it is) Who maketh weak the plan of
disbelievers.

008.019 (O Qureysh!) If ye sought a judgment, now hath the judgment come unto
you. And if ye cease (from persecuting the believers) it will be better for you, but if
ye return (to the attack) We also shall return. And your host will avail you naught,
however numerous it be, and (know) that Allah is with the believers (in His
Guidance).

008.020 O ye who believe! Obey Allah and His messenger, and turn not away from
him when ye hear (him speak).
008.021 Be not as those who say, we hear, and they hear not.

008.022 Lo! the worst of beasts in Allah's sight are the deaf, the dumb, who have no
sense.

008.023 Had Allah known of any good in them He would have made them hear, but
had He made them hear they would have turned away, averse.

008.024 O ye who believe! Obey Allah, and the messenger when He calleth you to
that which quickeneth you, and know that Allah cometh in between the man and his
own heart, and that He it is unto Whom ye will be gathered.

008.025 And guard yourselves against a chastisement which cannot fall exclusively
on those of you who are wrong-doers, and know that Allah is severe in punishment.

008.026 And remember, when ye were few and reckoned feeble in the land, and were
in fear lest men should extirpate you, how He gave you refuge, and strengthened you
with His help, and made provision of good things for you, that haply ye might be
thankful.

008.027 O ye who believe! Betray not Allah and His messenger, nor knowingly
betray your trusts.

008.028 And know that your possessions and your children are a test, and that with
Allah is immense reward.

008.029 O ye who believe! If ye keep your duty to Allah, He will give you
discrimination (between right and wrong) and will rid you of your evil thoughts and
deeds, and will forgive you. Allah is of Infinite Bounty.

008.030 And when those who disbelieve plot against thee (O Muhammad) to wound
thee fatally, or to kill thee or to drive thee forth; they plot, but Allah (also) plotteth;
and Allah is the best of plotters.

008.031 And when Our revelations are recited unto them they say: We have heard. If
we wish we can speak the like of this. Lo! this is naught but fables of the men of old.

008.032 And when they said: O Allah! If this be indeed the truth from Thee, then rain
down stones on us or bring on us some painful doom!
008.033 But Allah would not punish them while thou wast with them, nor will He
punish them while they seek forgiveness.

008.034 What (plea) have they that Allah should not punish them, when they debar
(His servants) from the Inviolable Place of Worship, though they are not its fitting
guardians. Its fitting guardians are those only who keep their duty to Allah. But most
of them know not.

008.035 And their worship at the (holy) House is naught but whistling and hand-
clapping. Therefore (it is said unto them): Taste of the doom because ye disbelieve.

008.036 Lo! those who disbelieve spend their wealth in order that they may debar
(men) from the way of Allah. They will spend it, then it will become an anguish for
them, then they will be conquered. And those who disbelieve will be gathered unto
hell,

008.037 That Allah may separate the wicked from the good, The wicked will He
place piece upon piece, and heap them all together, and consign them unto hell. Such
verily are the losers.

008.038 Tell those who disbelieve that if they cease (from persecution of believers)
that which is past will be forgiven them; but if they return (thereto) then the example
of the men of old hath already gone (before them, for a warning).

008.039 And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is all for Allah. But
if they cease, then lo! Allah is Seer of what they do.

008.040 And if they turn away, then know that Allah is your Befriender - a
Transcendent Patron, a Transcendent Helper!

008.041 And know that whatever ye take as spoils of war, lo! a fifth thereof is for
Allah, and for the messenger and for the kinsman (who hath need) and orphans and
the needy and the wayfarer, if ye believe in Allah and that which We revealed unto
Our slave on the Day of Discrimination, the day when the two armies met. And Allah
is Able to do all things.
008.042 When ye were on the near bank (of the valley) and they were on the yonder
bank, and the caravan was below you (on the coast plain). And had ye trysted to meet
one another ye surely would have failed to keep the tryst, but (it happened, as it did,
without the forethought of either of you) that Allah might conclude a thing that must
be done; that he who perished (on that day) might perish by a clear proof (of His
Sovereignty) and he who survived might survive by a clear proof (of His
Sovereignty). Lo! Allah in truth is Hearer, Knower.

008.043 When Allah showed them unto thee (O Muhammad) in thy dream as few in
number, and if He had shown them to thee as many, ye (Muslims) would have
faltered and would have quarrelled over the affair. But Allah saved (you). Lo! He
knoweth what is in the breasts (of men).

008.044 And when He made you (Muslims), when ye met (them), see them with your
eyes as few, and lessened you in their eyes, (it was) that Allah might conclude a thing
that must be done. Unto Allah all things are brought back.

008.045 O ye who believe! When ye meet an army, hold firm and think of Allah
much, that ye may be successful.

008.046 And obey Allah and His messenger, and dispute not one with another lest ye
falter and your strength depart from you; but be steadfast! Lo! Allah is with the
steadfast.

008.047 Be not as those who came forth from their dwellings boastfully and to be
seen of men, and debar (men) from the way of Allah, while Allah is surrounding all
they do.

008.048 And when Satan made their deeds seem fair to them and said: No-one of
mankind can conquer you this day, for I am your protector. But when the armies came
in sight of one another, he took flight, saying: Lo! I am guiltless of you. Lo! I see that
which ye see not. Lo! I fear Allah. And Allah is severe in punishment.

008.049 When the hypocrites and those in whose hearts is a disease said: Their
religion hath deluded these. Whoso putteth his trust in Allah (will find that) lo! Allah
is Mighty, Wise.

008.050 If thou couldst see how the angels receive those who disbelieve, smiting
faces and their backs and (saying): Taste the punishment of burning!

008.051 This is for that which your own hands have sent before (to the Judgment),
and (know) that Allah is not a tyrant to His slaves.
008.052 (Their way is) as the way of Pharaoh's folk and those before them; they
disbelieved the revelations of Allah, and Allah took them in their sins. Lo! Allah is
Strong, severe in punishment.

008.053 That is because Allah never changeth the grace He hath bestowed on any
people until they first change that which is in their hearts, and (that is) because Allah
is Hearer, Knower.

008.054 (Their way is) as the way of Pharaoh's folk and those before them; they
denied the revelations of their Lord, so We destroyed them in their sins. And We
drowned the folk of Pharaoh. All were evil-doers.

008.055 Lo! the worst of beasts in Allah's sight are the ungrateful who will not
believe.

008.056 Those of them with whom thou madest a treaty, and then at every
opportunity they break their treaty, and they keep not duty (to Allah).

008.057 If thou comest on them in the war, deal with them so as to strike fear in those
who are behind them, that haply they may remember.

008.058 And if thou fearest treachery from any folk, then throw back to them (their
treaty) fairly. Lo! Allah loveth not the treacherous.

008.059 And let not those who disbelieve suppose that they can outstrip (Allah's
Purpose). Lo! they cannot escape.

008.060 Make ready for them all thou canst of (armed) force and of horses tethered,
that thereby ye may dismay the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others beside
them whom ye know not. Allah knoweth them. Whatsoever ye spend in the way of
Allah it will be repaid to you in full, and ye will not be wronged.

008.061 And if they incline to peace, incline thou also to it, and trust in Allah. Lo!
He, even He, is the Hearer, the Knower.

008.062 And if they would deceive thee, then lo! Allah is Sufficient for thee. He it is
Who supporteth thee with His help and with the believers,

008.063 And (as for the believers) hath attuned their hearts. If thou hadst spent all that
is in the earth thou couldst not have attuned their hearts, but Allah hath attuned them.
Lo! He is Mighty, Wise.
008.064 O Prophet! Allah is Sufficient for thee and those who follow thee of the
believers.

008.065 O Prophet! Exhort the believers to fight. If there be of you twenty steadfast
they shall overcome two hundred, and if there be of you a hundred (steadfast) they
shall overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve, because they (the disbelievers)
are a folk without intelligence.

008.066 Now hath Allah lightened your burden, for He knoweth that there is
weakness in you. So if there be of you a steadfast hundred they shall overcome two
hundred, and if there be of you a thousand (steadfast) they shall overcome two
thousand by permission of Allah. Allah is with the steadfast.

008.067 It is not for any prophet to have captives until he hath made slaughter in the
land. Ye desire the lure of this world and Allah desireth (for you) the Hereafter, and
Allah is Mighty, Wise.

008.068 Had it not been for an ordinance of Allah which had gone before, an awful
doom had come upon you on account of what ye took.

008.069 Now enjoy what ye have won, as lawful and good, and keep your duty to
Allah. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

008.070 O Prophet! Say unto those captives who are in your hands: If Allah knoweth
any good in your hearts He will give you better than that which hath been taken from
you, and will forgive you. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

008.071 And if they would betray thee, they betrayed Allah before, and He gave
(thee) power over them. Allah is Knower, Wise.

008.072 Lo! those who believed and left their homes and strove with their wealth and
their lives for the cause of Allah, and those who took them in and helped them: these
are protecting friends one of another. And those who believed but did not leave their
homes, ye have no duty to protect them till they leave their homes; but if they seek
help from you in the matter of religion then it is your duty to help (them) except
against a folk between whom and you there is a treaty. Allah is Seer of what ye do.

008.073 And those who disbelieve are protectors one of another - If ye do not so,
there will be confusion in the land, and great corruption.
008.074 Those who believed and left their homes and strove for the cause of Allah,
and those who took them in and helped them - these are the believers in truth. For
them is pardon, and bountiful provision.

008.075 And those who afterwards believed and left their homes and strove along
with you, they are of you; and those who are akin are nearer one to another in the
ordinance of Allah. Lo! Allah is Knower of all things.

009.001 Freedom from obligation (is proclaimed) from Allah and His messenger
toward those of the idolaters with whom ye made a treaty.

009.002 Travel freely in the land four months, and know that ye cannot escape Allah
and that Allah will confound the disbelievers (in His Guidance).

009.003 And a proclamation from Allah and His messenger to all men on the day of
the Greater Pilgrimage that Allah is free from obligation to the idolaters, and (so is)
His messenger. So, if ye repent, it will be better for you; but if ye are averse, then
know that ye cannot escape Allah. Give tidings (O Muhammad) of a painful doom to
those who disbelieve,

009.004 Excepting those of the idolaters with whom ye (Muslims) have a treaty, and
who have since abated nothing of your right nor have supported anyone against you.
(As for these), fulfil their treaty to them till their term. Lo! Allah loveth those who
keep their duty (unto Him).

009.005 Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever ye
find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each
ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then leave
their way free. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

009.006 And if anyone of the idolaters seeketh thy protection (O Muhammad), then
protect him so that he may hear the Word of Allah, and afterward convey him to his
place of safety. That is because they are a folk who know not.

009.007 How can there be a treaty with Allah and with His messenger for the
idolaters save those with whom ye made a treaty at the Inviolable Place of Worship ?
So long as they are true to you, be true to them. Lo! Allah loveth those who keep their
duty.
009.008 How (can there be any treaty for the others) when, if they have the upper
hand of you, they regard not pact nor honour in respect of you ? They satisfy you with
their mouths the while their hearts refuse. And most of them are wrongdoers.

009.009 They have purchased with the revelations of Allah a little gain, so they debar
(men) from His way. Lo! evil is that which they are wont to do.

009.010 And they observe toward a believer neither pact nor honour. These are they
who are transgressors.

009.011 But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then are they
your brethren in religion. We detail Our revelations for a people who have
knowledge.

009.012 And if they break their pledges after their treaty (hath been made with you)
and assail your religion, then fight the heads of disbelief - Lo! they have no binding
oaths - in order that they may desist.

009.013 Will ye not fight a folk who broke their solemn pledges, and purposed to
drive out the messenger and did attack you first ? What! Fear ye them ? Now Allah
hath more right that ye should fear Him, if ye are believers

009.014 Fight them! Allah will chastise them at your hands, and He will lay them low
and give you victory over them, and He will heal the breasts of folk who are
believers.

009.015 And He will remove the anger of their hearts. Allah relenteth toward whom
He will. Allah is Knower, Wise.

009.016 Or deemed ye that ye would be left (in peace) when Allah yet knoweth not
those of you who strive, choosing for familiar none save Allah and His messenger and
the believers ? Allah is Informed of what ye do.

009.017 It is not for the idolaters to tend Allah's sanctuaries, bearing witness against
themselves of disbelief. As for such, their works are vain and in the Fire they will
abide.

009.018 He only shall tend Allah's sanctuaries who believeth in Allah and the Last
Day and observeth proper worship and payeth the poor-due and feareth none save
Allah. For such (only) is it possible that they can be of the rightly guided.
009.019 Count ye the slaking of a pilgrim's thirst and tendance of the Inviolable Place
of Worship as (equal to the worth of) him who believeth in Allah and the Last Day,
and striveth in the way of Allah ? They are not equal in the sight of Allah. Allah
guideth not wrongdoing folk.

009.020 Those who believe, and have left their homes and striven with their wealth
and their lives in Allah's way are of much greater worth in Allah's sight. These are
they who are triumphant.

009.021 Their Lord giveth them good tidings of mercy from Him, and acceptance,
and Gardens where enduring pleasure will be theirs;

009.022 There they will abide for ever. Lo! with Allah there is immense reward.

009.023 O ye who believe! Choose not your fathers nor your brethren for friends if
they take pleasure in disbelief rather than faith. Whoso of you taketh them for friends,
such are wrong-doers.

009.024 Say: If your fathers, and your sons, and your brethren, and your wives, and
your tribe, and the wealth ye have acquired, and merchandise for which ye fear that
there will no sale, and dwellings ye desire are dearer to you than Allah and His
messenger and striving in His way: then wait till Allah bringeth His command to pass.
Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk.

009.025 Allah hath given you victory on many fields and on the day of Huneyn, when
ye exulted in your multitude but it availed you naught, and the earth, vast as it is, was
straitened for you; then ye turned back in flight;

009.026 Then Allah sent His peace of reassurance down upon His messenger and
upon the believers, and sent down hosts ye could not see, and punished those who
disbelieved. Such is the reward of disbelievers.

009.027 Then afterward Allah will relent toward whom He will; for Allah is
Forgiving, Merciful.

009.028 O ye who believe! The idolaters only are unclean. So let them not come near
the Inviolable Place of Worship after this their year. If ye fear poverty (from the loss
of their merchandise) Allah shall preserve you of His bounty if He will. Lo! Allah is
Knower, Wise.
009.029 Fight against such of those who have been given the Scripture as believe not
in Allah nor the Last Day, and forbid not that which Allah hath forbidden by His
messenger, and follow not the Religion of Truth, until they pay the tribute readily,
being brought low.

009.030 And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah, and the Christians say: The
Messiah is the son of Allah. That is their saying with their mouths. They imitate the
saying of those who disbelieved of old. Allah (Himself) fighteth against them. How
perverse are they!

009.031 They have taken as lords beside Allah their rabbis and their monks and the
Messiah son of Mary, when they were bidden to worship only One God. There is no
God save Him. Be He Glorified from all that they ascribe as partner (unto Him)!

009.032 Fain would they put out the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah
disdaineth (aught) save that He shall perfect His light, however much the disbelievers
are averse.

009.033 He it is Who hath sent His messenger with the guidance and the Religion of
Truth, that He may cause it to prevail over all religion, however much the idolaters
may be averse.

009.034 O ye who believe! Lo! many of the (Jewish) rabbis and the (Christian)
monks devour the wealth of mankind wantonly and debar (men) from the way of
Allah. They who hoard up gold and silver and spend it not in the way of Allah, unto
them give tidings (O Muhammad) of a painful doom,

009.035 On the day when it will (all) be heated in the fire of hell, and their foreheads
and their flanks and their backs will be branded therewith (and it will be said unto
them): Here is that which ye hoarded for yourselves. Now taste of what ye used to
hoard.

009.036 Lo! the number of the months with Allah is twelve months by Allah's
ordinance in the day that He created the heavens and the earth. Four of them are
sacred: that is the right religion. So wrong not yourselves in them. And wage war on
all of the idolaters as they are waging war on all of you. And know that Allah is with
those who keep their duty (unto Him).
009.037 Postponement (of a sacred month) is only an excess of disbelief whereby
those who disbelieve are misled; they allow it one year and forbid it (another) year,
that they may make up the number of the months which Allah hath hallowed, so that
they allow that which Allah hath forbidden. The evil of their deeds is made
fairseeming unto them. Allah guideth not the disbelieving folk.

009.038 O ye who believe! What aileth you that when it is said unto you: Go forth in
the way of Allah, ye are bowed down to the ground with heaviness. Take ye pleasure
in the life of the world rather than in the Hereafter ? The comfort of the life of the
world is but little in the Hereafter.

009.039 If ye go not forth He will afflict you with a painful doom, and will choose
instead of you a folk other than you. Ye cannot harm Him at all. Allah is Able to do
all things.

009.040 If ye help him not, still Allah helped him when those who disbelieve drove
him forth, the second of two; when they two were in the cave, when he said unto his
comrade: Grieve not. Lo! Allah is with us. Then Allah caused His peace of
reassurance to descend upon him and supported him with hosts ye cannot see, and
made the word of those who disbelieved the nethermost, while Allah's Word it was
that became the uppermost. Allah is Mighty, Wise.

009.041 Go forth, light-armed and heavy-armed, and strive with your wealth and your
lives in the way of Allah! That is best for you if ye but knew.

009.042 Had it been a near adventure and an easy journey they had followed thee, but
the distance seemed too far for them. Yet will they swear by Allah (saying): If we had
been able we would surely have set out with you. They destroy their souls, and Allah
knoweth that they verily are liars.

009.043 Allah forgive thee (O Muhammad)! Wherefor didst thou grant them leave ere
those who told the truth were manifest to thee and thou didst know the liars ?

009.044 Those who believe in Allah and the Last Day ask no leave of thee lest they
should strive with their wealth and their lives. Allah is Aware of those who keep their
duty (unto Him).

009.045 They alone ask leave of thee who believe not in Allah and the Last Day, and
whose hearts feel doubt, so in their doubt they waver.
009.046 And if they had wished to go forth they would assuredly have made ready
some equipment, but Allah was averse to their being sent forth and held them back
and it was said (unto them): Sit ye with the sedentary!

009.047 Had they gone forth among you they had added to you naught save trouble
and had hurried to and fro among you, seeking to cause sedition among you; and
among you there are some who would have listened to them. Allah is Aware of evil-
doers.

009.048 Aforetime they sought to cause sedition and raised difficulties for thee till the
Truth came and the decree of Allah was made manifest, though they were loth.

009.049 Of them is he who saith: Grant me leave (to stay at home) and tempt me not.
Surely it is into temptation that they (thus) have fallen. Lo! hell verily is all around
the disbelievers.

009.050 If good befalleth thee (O Muhammad) it afflicteth them, and if calamity
befalleth thee, they say: We took precaution, and they turn away well pleased.

009.051 Say: Naught befalleth us save that which Allah hath decreed for us. He is our
Protecting Friend. In Allah let believers put their trust!

009.052 Say: Can ye await for us aught save one of two good things (death or victory
in Allah's way) ? while we await for you that Allah will afflict you with a doom from
Him or at our hands. Await then! Lo! We are awaiting with you.

009.053 Say: Pay (your contribution), willingly or unwillingly, it will not be accepted
from you. Lo! ye were ever froward folk.

009.054 And naught preventeth that their contributions should be accepted from them
save that they have disbelieved in Allah and in His messenger, and they come not to
worship save as idlers, and pay not (their contribution) save reluctantly.

009.055 So let not their riches nor their children please thee (O Muhammad). Allah
thereby intendeth but to punish them in the life of the world and that their souls shall
pass away while they are disbelievers.

009.056 And they swear by Allah that they are in truth of you, when they are not of
you, but they are folk who are afraid.
009.057 Had they but found a refuge, or caverns, or a place to enter, they surely had
resorted thither swift as runaways.

009.058 And of them is he who defameth thee in the matter of the alms. If they are
given thereof they are content, and if they are not given thereof, behold! they are
enraged.

009.059 (How much more seemly) had they been content with that which Allah and
His messenger had given them and had said: Allah sufficeth us. Allah will give us of
His bounty, and (also) His messenger. Unto Allah we are suppliants.

009.060 The alms are only for the poor and the needy, and those who collect them,
and those whose hearts are to be reconciled, and to free the captives and the debtors,
and for the cause of Allah, and (for) the wayfarer; a duty imposed by Allah. Allah is
Knower, Wise.

009.061 And of them are those who vex the Prophet and say: He is only a hearer. Say:
A hearer of good for you, who believeth in Allah and is true to the believers, and a
mercy for such of you as believe. Those who vex the messenger of Allah, for them
there is a painful doom.

009.062 They swear by Allah to you (Muslims) to please you, but Allah, with His
messenger, hath more right that they should please Him if they are believers.

009.063 Know they not that whoso opposeth Allah and His messenger, his verily is
fire of hell, to abide therein ? That is the extreme abasement.

009.064 The hypocrites fear lest a surah should be revealed concerning them,
proclaiming what is in their hearts. Say: Scoff (your fill)! Lo! Allah is disclosing what
ye fear.

009.065 And if thou ask them (O Muhammad) they will say: We did but talk and jest.
Say: Was it at Allah and His revelations and His messenger that ye did scoff ?

009.066 Make no excuse. Ye have disbelieved after your (confession of) belief. If We
forgive a party of you, a party of you We shall punish because they have been guilty.
009.067 The hypocrites, both men and women, proceed one from another. They
enjoin the wrong, and they forbid the right, and they withhold their hands (from
spending for the cause of Allah). They forget Allah, so He hath forgotten them. Lo!
the hypocrites, they are the transgressors.

009.068 Allah promiseth the hypocrites, both men and women, and the disbelievers
fire of hell for their abode. It will suffice them. Allah curseth them, and theirs is
lasting torment.

009.069 Even as those before you who were mightier than you in strength, and more
affluent than you in wealth and children. They enjoyed their lot awhile, so ye enjoy
your lot awhile even as those before you did enjoy their lot awhile. And ye prate even
as they prated. Such are they whose works have perished in the world and the
Hereafter. Such are they who are the losers.

009.070 Hath not the fame of those before them reached them - the folk of Noah,
A'ad, Thamud, the folk of Abraham, the dwellers of Midian and the disasters (which
befell them) ? Their messengers (from Allah) came unto them with proofs (of Allah's
Sovereignty). So Allah surely wronged them not, but they did wrong themselves.

009.071 And the believers, men and women, are protecting friends one of another;
they enjoin the right and forbid the wrong, and they establish worship and they pay
the poor-due, and they obey Allah and His messenger. As for these, Allah will have
mercy on them. Lo! Allah is Mighty, Wise.

009.072 Allah promiseth to the believers, men and women, Gardens underneath
which rivers flow, wherein they will abide - blessed dwellings in Gardens of Eden.
And - greater (far)! - acceptance from Allah. That is the supreme triumph.

009.073 O Prophet! Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites! Be harsh with
them. Their ultimate abode is hell, a hapless journey's end.

009.074 They swear by Allah that they said nothing (wrong), yet they did say the
word of disbelief, and did disbelieve after their Surrender (to Allah). And they
purposed that which they could not attain, and they sought revenge only that Allah by
His messenger should enrich them of His bounty. If they repent it will be better for
them; and if they turn away, Allah will afflict them with a painful doom in the world
and the Hereafter, and they have no protecting friend nor helper in the earth.
009.075 And of them is he who made a covenant with Allah (saying): If He give us of
His bounty we will give alms and become of the righteous.

009.076 Yet when He gave them of His bounty, they hoarded it and turned away,
averse;

009.077 So He hath made the consequence (to be) hypocrisy in their hearts until the
day when they shall meet Him, because they broke their word to Allah that they
promised Him, and because they lied.

009.078 Know they not that Allah knoweth both their secret and the thought that they
confide, and that Allah is the Knower of Things Hidden ?

009.079 Those who point at such of the believers as give the alms willingly and such
as can find naught to give but their endeavours, and deride them - Allah (Himself)
derideth them. Theirs will be a painful doom.

009.080 Ask forgiveness for them (O Muhammad), or ask not forgiveness for them;
though thou ask forgiveness for them seventy times Allah will not forgive them. That
is because they disbelieved in Allah and His messenger, and Allah guideth not
wrongdoing folk.

009.081 Those who were left behind rejoiced at sitting still behind the messenger of
Allah, and were averse to striving with their wealth and their lives in Allah's way.
And they said: Go not forth in the heat! Say: The fire of hell is more intense of heat, if
they but understood.

009.082 Then let them laugh a little: they will weep much, as the reward of what they
used to earn.

009.083 If Allah bring thee back (from the campaign) unto a party of them and they
ask of thee leave to go out (to fight), then say unto them: Ye shall never more go out
with me nor fight with me against a foe. Ye were content with sitting still the first
time. So sit still, with the useless.

009.084 And never (O Muhammad) pray for one of them who dieth, nor stand by his
grave. Lo! they disbelieved in Allah and His messenger, and they died while they
were evil-doers.

009.085 Let not their wealth nor their children please thee! Allah purposeth only to
punish them thereby in the world, and that their souls shall pass away while they are
disbelievers.
009.086 And when a surah is revealed (which saith): Believe in Allah and strive along
with His messenger, the men of wealth among them still ask leave of thee and say:
Suffer us to be with those who sit (at home).

009.087 They are content that they should be with the useless and their hearts are
sealed, so that they apprehend not.

009.088 But the messenger and those who believe with him strive with their wealth
and their lives. Such are they for whom are the good things. Such are they who are the
successful.

009.089 Allah hath made ready for them Gardens underneath which rivers flow,
wherein they will abide. That is the supreme triumph.

009.090 And those among the wandering Arabs who had an excuse came in order that
permission might be granted them. And those who lied to Allah and His messenger
sat at home. A painful doom will fall on those of them who disbelieve.

009.091 Not unto the weak nor unto the sick nor unto those who can find naught to
spend is any fault (to be imputed though they stay at home) if they are true to Allah
and His messenger. Not unto the good is there any road (of blame). Allah is
Forgiving, Merciful.

009.092 Nor unto those whom, when they came to thee (asking) that thou shouldst
mount them, thou didst tell: I cannot find whereon to mount you. They turned back
with eyes flowing with tears, for sorrow that they could not find the means to spend.

009.093 The road (of blame) is only against those who ask for leave of thee (to stay at
home) when they are rich. They are content to be with the useless. Allah hath sealed
their hearts so that they know not.

009.094 They will make excuse to you (Muslims) when ye return unto them. Say:
Make no excuse, for we shall not believe you. Allah hath told us tidings of you. Allah
and His messenger will see your conduct, and then ye will be brought back unto Him
Who knoweth the Invisible as well as the Visible, and He will tell you what ye used
to do.

009.095 They will swear by Allah unto you, when ye return unto them, that ye may
let them be. Let them be, for lo! they are unclean, and their abode is hell as the reward
for what they used to earn.
009.096 They swear unto you, that ye may accept them. Though ye accept them.
Allah verily accepteth not wrongdoing folk.

009.097 The wandering Arabs are more hard in disbelief and hypocrisy, and more
likely to be ignorant of the limits which Allah hath revealed unto His messenger. And
Allah is Knower, Wise.

009.098 And of the wandering Arabs there is he who taketh that which he expendeth
(for the cause of Allah) as a loss, and awaiteth (evil) turns of fortune for you (that he
may be rid of it). The evil turn of fortune will be theirs. Allah is Hearer, Knower.

009.099 And of the wandering Arabs there is he who believeth in Allah and the Last
Day, and taketh that which he expendeth and also the prayers of the messenger as
acceptable offerings in the sight of Allah. Lo! verily it is an acceptable offering for
them. Allah will bring them into His mercy. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

009.100 And the first to lead the way, of the Muhajirin and the Ansar, and those who
followed them in goodness - Allah is well pleased with them and they are well
pleased with Him, and He hath made ready for them Gardens underneath which rivers
flow, wherein they will abide for ever. That is the supreme triumph.

009.101 And among those around you of the wandering Arabs there are hypocrites,
and among the townspeople of Al-Madinah (there are some who) persist in hypocrisy
whom thou (O Muhammad) knowest not. We, We know them, and We shall chastise
them twice; then they will be relegated to a painful doom.

009.102 And (there are) others who have acknowledged their faults. They mixed a
righteous action with another that was bad. It may be that Allah will relent toward
them. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

009.103 Take alms of their wealth, wherewith thou mayst purify them and mayst
make them grow, and pray for them. Lo! thy prayer is an assuagement for them. Allah
is Hearer, Knower.

009.104 Know they not that Allah is He Who accepteth repentance from His
bondmen and taketh the alms, and that Allah is He Who is the Relenting, the
Merciful.
009.105 And say (unto them): Act! Allah will behold your actions, and (so will) His
messenger and the believers, and ye will be brought back to the Knower of the
Invisible and the Visible, and He will tell you what ye used to do.

009.106 And (there are) others who await Allah's decree, whether He will punish
them or will forgive them. Allah is Knower, Wise.

009.107 And as for those who chose a place of worship out of opposition and
disbelief, and in order to cause dissent among the believers, and as an outpost for
those who warred against Allah and His messenger aforetime, they will surely swear:
We purposed naught save good. Allah beareth witness that they verily are liars.

009.108 Never stand (to pray) there. A place of worship which was found upon duty
(to Allah) from the first day is more worthy that thou shouldst stand (to pray) therein,
wherein are men who love to purify themselves. Allah loveth the purifiers.

009.109 Is he who founded his building upon duty to Allah and His good pleasure
better; or he who founded his building on the brink of a crumbling, overhanging
precipice so that it toppled with him into the fire of hell ? Allah guideth not
wrongdoing folk.

009.110 The building which they built will never cease to be a misgiving in their
hearts unless their hearts be torn to pieces. Allah is Knower, Wise.

009.111 Lo! Allah hath bought from the believers their lives and their wealth because
the Garden will be theirs: they shall fight in the way of Allah and shall slay and be
slain. It is a promise which is binding on Him in the Torah and the Gospel and the
Qur'an. Who fulfilleth His covenant better than Allah ? Rejoice then in your bargain
that ye have made, for that is the supreme triumph.

009.112 (Triumphant) are those who turn repentant (to Allah), those who serve
(Him), those who praise (Him), those who fast, those who bow down, those who fall
prostrate (in worship), those who enjoin the right and who forbid the wrong and those
who keep the limits (ordained) of Allah - And give glad tidings to believers!

009.113 It is not for the Prophet, and those who believe, to pray for the forgiveness of
idolaters even though they may be near of kin (to them) after it hath become clear that
they are people of hell-fire.
009.114 The prayer of Abraham for the forgiveness of his father was only because of
a promise he had promised him, but when it had become clear unto him that he (his
father) was an enemy to Allah he (Abraham) disowned him. Lo! Abraham was soft of
heart, long-suffering.

009.115 It was never Allah's (part) that He should send a folk astray after He had
guided them until He had made clear unto them what they should avoid. Lo! Allah is
Aware of all things.

009.116 Lo! Allah! Unto Him belongeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth.
He quickeneth and He giveth death. And ye have, instead of Allah, no protecting
friend nor helper.

009.117 Allah hath turned in mercy to the Prophet, and to the Muhajirin and the
Ansar who followed him in the hour of hardship. After the hearts of a party of them
had almost swerved aside, then turned He unto them in mercy. Lo! He is Full of Pity,
Merciful for them.

009.118 And to the three also (did He turn in mercy) who were left behind, when the
earth, vast as it is, was straitened for them, and their own souls were straitened for
them till they bethought them that there is no refuge from Allah save toward Him.
Then turned He unto them in mercy that they (too) might turn (repentant unto Him).
Lo! Allah! He is the Relenting, the Merciful.

009.119 O ye who believe! Be careful of your duty to Allah, and be with the truthful.

009.120 It is not for the townsfolk of Al-Madinah and for those around them of the
wandering Arabs so stay behind the messenger of Allah and prefer their lives to his
life. That is because neither thirst nor toil nor hunger afflicteth them in the way of
Allah, nor step they any step that angereth the disbelievers, nor gain they from the
enemy a gain, but a good deed is recorded for them therefor. Lo! Allah loseth not the
wages of the good.

009.121 Nor spend they any spending, small or great, nor do they cross a valley, but it
is recorded for them, that Allah may repay them the best of what they used to do.

009.122 And the believers should not all go out to fight. Of every troop of them, a
party only should go forth, that they (who are left behind) may gain sound knowledge
in religion, and that they may warn their folk when they return to them, so that they
may beware.
009.123 O ye who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are near to you, and
let them find harshness in you, and know that Allah is with those who keep their duty
(unto Him).

009.124 And whenever a surah is revealed there are some of them who say: Which
one of you hath thus increased in faith ? As for those who believe, it hath increased
them in faith and they rejoice (therefor).

009.125 But as for those in whose hearts is disease, it only addeth wickedness to their
wickedness, and they die while they are disbelievers.

009.126 See they not that they are tested once or twice in every year ? Still they turn
not in repentance, neither pay they heed.

009.127 And whenever a surah is revealed, they look one at another (as who should
say): Doth anybody see you ? Then they turn away. Allah turneth away their hearts
because they are a folk who understand not.

009.128 There hath come unto you a messenger, (one) of yourselves, unto whom
aught that ye are overburdened is grievous, full of concern for you, for the believers
full of pity, merciful.

009.129 Now, if they turn away (O Muhammad) say: Allah sufficeth me. There is no
God save Him. In Him have I put my trust, and He is Lord of the Tremendous
Throne.

010.001 Alif. Lam. Ra. These are verses of the Wise Scripture.

010.002 Is it a wonder for mankind that We have inspired a man among them, saying:
Warn mankind and bring unto those who believe the good tidings that they have a
sure footing with their Lord ? The disbelievers say: Lo! this is a mere wizard.

010.003 Lo! your Lord is Allah Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days,
then He established Himself upon the Throne, directing all things. There is no
intercessor (with Him) save after His permission. That is Allah, your Lord, so
worship Him. Oh, will ye not remind ?

010.004 Unto Him is the return of all of you; it is a promise of Allah in truth. Lo! He
produceth creation, then reproduceth it, that He may reward those who believe and do
good works with equity; while, as for those who disbelieve, theirs will be a boiling
drink and painful doom because they disbelieved.
010.005 He it is Who appointed the sun a splendour and the moon a light, and
measured for her stages, that ye might know the number of the years, and the
reckoning. Allah created not (all) that save in truth. He detaileth the revelations for
people who have knowledge.

010.006 Lo! in the difference of day and night and all that Allah hath created in the
heavens and the earth are portents, verily, for folk who ward off (evil).

010.007 Lo! those who expect not the meeting with Us but desire the life of the world
and feel secure therein, and those who are neglectful of Our revelations,

010.008 Their home will be the Fire because of what they used to earn.

010.009 Lo! those who believe and do good works, their Lord guideth them by their
faith. Rivers will flow beneath them in the Gardens of Delight,

010.010 Their prayer therein will be: Glory be to Thee, O Allah! and their greeting
therein will be: Peace. And the conclusion of their prayer will be: Praise be to Allah,
Lord of the Worlds!

010.011 If Allah were to hasten on for men the ill (that they have earned) as they
would hasten on the good, their respite would already have expired. But We suffer
those who look not for the meeting with Us to wander blindly on in their contumacy.

010.012 And if misfortune touch a man he crieth unto Us, (while reclining) on his
side, or sitting or standing, but when We have relieved him of the misfortune he goeth
his way as though he had not cried unto Us because of a misfortune that afflicted him.
Thus is what they do made (seeming) fair unto the prodigal.

010.013 We destroyed the generations before you when they did wrong; and their
messengers (from Allah) came unto them with clear proofs (of His Sovereignty) but
they would not believe. Thus do We reward the guilty folk.

010.014 Then We appointed you viceroys in the earth after them, that We might see
how ye behave.
010.015 And when Our clear revelations are recited unto them, they who look not for
the meeting with Us say: Bring a Lecture other than this, or change it. Say (O
Muhammad): It is not for me to change it of my accord. I only follow that which is
inspired in me. Lo! if I disobey my Lord I fear the retribution of an awful Day.

010.016 Say: If Allah had so willed I should not have recited it to you nor would He
have made it known to you. I dwelt among you a whole lifetime before it (came to
me). Have ye then no sense ?

010.017 Who doeth greater wrong than he who inventeth a lie concerning Allah and
denieth His revelations ? Lo! the guilty never are successful.

010.018 They worship beside Allah that which neither hurteth them nor profiteth
them, and they say: These are our intercessors with Allah. Say: Would ye inform
Allah of (something) that He knoweth not in the heavens or in the earth ? Praised be
He and High Exalted above all that ye associate (with Him)!

010.019 Mankind were but one community; then they differed; and had it not been for
a word that had already gone forth from thy Lord it had been judged between them in
respect of that wherein they differ.

010.020 And they will say: If only a portent were sent down upon him from his Lord!
Then say, (O Muhammad): The Unseen belongeth to Allah. So wait! Lo! I am waiting
with you.

010.021 And when We cause mankind to taste of mercy after some adversity which
had afflicted them, behold! they have some plot against Our revelations. Say: Allah is
more swift in plotting. Lo! Our messengers write down that which ye plot.

010.022 He it is Who maketh you to go on the land and the sea till, when ye are in the
ships and they sail with them with a fair breeze and they are glad therein, a storm-
wind reacheth them and the wave cometh unto them from every side and they deem
that they are overwhelmed therein; (then) they cry unto Allah, making their faith pure
for Him only: If Thou deliver us from this, we truly will be of the thankful.

010.023 Yet when He hath delivered them, behold! they rebel in the earth wrongfully.
O mankind! Your rebellion is only against yourselves. (Ye have) enjoyment of the
life of the world; then unto Us is your return and We shall proclaim unto you what ye
used to do.
010.024 The similitude of the life of the world is only as water which We send down
from the sky, then the earth's growth of that which men and cattle eat mingleth with it
till, when the earth hath taken on her ornaments and is embellished, and her people
deem that they are masters of her, Our commandment cometh by night or by day and
We make it as reaped corn as if it had not flourished yesterday. Thus do we expound
the revelations for people who reflect.

010.025 And Allah summoneth to the abode of peace, and leadeth whom He will to a
straight path.

010.026 For those who do good is the best (reward) and more (thereto). Neither dust
nor ignominy cometh near their faces. Such are rightful owners of the Garden; they
will abide therein.

010.027 And those who earn ill-deeds, (for them) requital of each ill-deed by the like
thereof; and ignominy overtaketh them - They have no protector from Allah - as if
their faces had been covered with a cloak of darkest night. Such are rightful owners of
the Fire; they will abide therein.

010.028 On the day when We gather them all together, then We say unto those who
ascribed partners (unto Us): Stand back, ye and your (pretended) partners (of Allah)!
And We separate them, the one from the other, and their (pretended) partners say: It
was not us ye worshipped.

010.029 Allah sufficeth as a witness between us and you, that we were unaware of
your worship.

010.030 There doth every soul experience that which it did aforetime, and they are
returned unto Allah, their rightful Lord, and that which they used to invent hath failed
them.

010.031 Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Who provideth for you from the sky and the
earth, or Who owneth hearing and sight; and Who bringeth forth the living from the
dead and bringeth forth the dead from the living; and Who directeth the course ? They
will say: Allah. Then say: Will ye not then keep your duty (unto Him) ?

010.032 Such then is Allah, your rightful Lord. After the Truth what is there saving
error ? How then are ye turned away!

010.033 Thus is the Word of thy Lord justified concerning those who do wrong: that
they believe not.
010.034 Say: Is there of your partners (whom ye ascribe unto Allah) one that
produceth Creation and then reproduceth it ? Say: Allah produceth Creation, then
reproduceth it. How then, are ye misled!

010.035 Say: Is there of your partners (whom ye ascribe unto Allah) one that leadeth
to the Truth ? Say: Allah leadeth to the Truth. Is He Who leadeth to the Truth more
deserving that He should be followed, or he who findeth not the way unless he
(himself) be guided. What aileth you ? How judge ye ?

010.036 Most of them follow not but conjecture. Assuredly conjecture can by no
means take the place of truth. Lo! Allah is Aware of what they do.

010.037 And this Qur'an is not such as could ever be invented in despite of Allah; but
it is a confirmation of that which was before it and an exposition of that which is
decreed for mankind - Therein is no doubt - from the Lord of the Worlds.

010.038 Or say they: He hath invented it ? Say: Then bring a surah like unto it, and
call (for help) on all ye can besides Allah, if ye are truthful.

010.039 Nay, but they denied that, the knowledge whereof they could not compass,
and whereof the interpretation (in events) hath not yet come unto them. Even so did
those before them deny. Then see what was the consequence for the wrong-doers!

010.040 And of them is he who believeth therein, and of them is he who believeth not
therein, and thy Lord is Best Aware of the corrupters.

010.041 And if they deny thee, say: Unto me my work, and unto you your work. Ye
are innocent of what I do, and I am innocent of what ye do.

010.042 And of them are some who listen unto thee. But canst thou make the deaf to
hear even though they apprehend not ?

010.043 And of them is he who looketh toward thee. But canst thou guide the blind
even though they see not ?

010.044 Lo! Allah wrongeth not mankind in aught; but mankind wrong themselves.
010.045 And on the day when He shall gather them together, (when it will seem) as
though they had tarried but an hour of the day, recognising one another, those will
verily have perished who denied the meeting with Allah and were not guided.

010.046 Whether We let thee (O Muhammad) behold something of that which We
promise them or (whether We) cause thee to die, still unto Us is their return, and
Allah, moreover, is Witness over what they do.

010.047 And for every nation there is a messenger. And when their messenger
cometh (on the Day of Judgment) it will be judged between them fairly, and they will
not be wronged.

010.048 And they say: When will this promise be fulfilled, if ye are truthful ?

010.049 Say: I have no power to hurt or benefit myself, save that which Allah willeth.
For every nation there is an appointed time. When their time cometh, then they cannot
put it off an hour, nor hasten (it).

010.050 Say: Have ye thought: When His doom cometh unto you as a raid by night,
or in the (busy) day; what is there of it that the guilty ones desire to hasten ?

010.051 Is it (only) then, when it hath befallen you, that ye will believe ? What!
(Believe) now, when (until now) ye have been hastening it on (through disbelief) ?

010.052 Then will it be said unto those who dealt unjustly Taste the torment of
eternity. Are ye requited aught save what ye used to earn ?

010.053 And they ask thee to inform them (saying): Is it true ? Say: Yea, by my Lord,
verily it is true, and ye cannot escape.

010.054 And if each soul that doeth wrong had all that is in the earth it would seek to
ransom itself therewith; and they will feel remorse within them, when they see the
doom. But it hath been judged between them fairly and they are not wronged.

010.055 Lo! verily all that is in the heavens and the earth is Allah's. Lo! verily Allah's
promise is true. But most of them know not.

010.056 He quickeneth and giveth death, and unto Him ye will be returned.
010.057 O mankind! There hath come unto you an exhortation from your Lord, a
balm for that which is in the breasts, a guidance and a mercy for believers.

010.058 Say: In the bounty of Allah and in His mercy: therein let them rejoice. It is
better than what they hoard.

010.059 Say: Have ye considered what provision Allah hath sent down for you, how
ye have made of it lawful and unlawful ? Hath Allah permitted you, or do ye invent a
lie concerning Allah ?

010.060 And what think those who invent a lie concerning Allah (will be their plight)
upon the Day of Resurrection ? Lo! Allah truly is Bountiful toward mankind, but
most of them give not thanks.

010.061 And thou (Muhammad) art not occupied with any business and thou recitest
not a Lecture from this (Scripture), and ye (mankind) perform no act, but We are
Witness of you when ye are engaged therein. And not an atom's weight in the earth or
in the sky escapeth your Lord, nor what is less than that or greater than that, but it is
(written) in a clear Book.

010.062 Lo! verily the friends of Allah are (those) on whom fear (cometh) not, nor do
they grieve ?

010.063 Those who believe and keep their duty (to Allah).

010.064 Theirs are good tidings in the life of the world and in the Hereafter - There is
no changing the Words of Allah - that is the Supreme Triumph.

010.065 And let not their speech grieve thee (O Muhammad). Lo! power belongeth
wholly to Allah. He is the Hearer, the Knower.

010.066 Lo! is it not unto Allah that belongeth whosoever is in the heavens and
whosoever is in the earth ? Those who follow aught instead of Allah follow not (His)
partners. They follow only a conjecture, and they do but guess.

010.067 He it is Who hath appointed for you the night that ye should rest therein and
the day giving sight. Lo! herein verily are portents for a folk that heed.

010.068 They say: Allah hath taken (unto Him) a son - Glorified be He! He hath no
needs! His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. Ye have no warrant
for this. Tell ye concerning Allah that which ye know not ?
010.069 Say: Verily those who invent a lie concerning Allah will not succeed.

010.070 This world's portion (will be theirs), then unto Us is their return. Then We
make them taste a dreadful doom because they used to disbelieve.

010.071 Recite unto them the story of Noah, when he told his people: O my people! If
my sojourn (here) and my reminding you by Allah's revelations are an offence unto
you, in Allah have I put my trust, so decide upon your course of action you and your
partners. Let not your course of action be in doubt for you. Then have at me, give me
no respite.

010.072 But if ye are averse I have asked of you no wage. My wage is the concern of
Allah only, and I am commanded to be of those who surrender (unto Him).

010.073 But they denied him, so We saved him and those with him in the ship, and
made them viceroys (in the earth), while We drowned those who denied Our
revelations. See then the nature of the consequence for those who had been warned.

010.074 Then, after him, We sent messengers unto their folk, and they brought them
clear proofs. But they were not ready to believe in that which they before denied.
Thus print We on the hearts of the transgressors.

010.075 Then, after them, We sent Moses and Aaron unto Pharaoh and his chiefs with
Our revelations, but they were arrogant and were a guilty folk.

010.076 And when the Truth from Our presence came unto them, they said: Lo! this
is mere magic.

010.077 Moses said: Speak ye (so) of the Truth when it hath come unto you ? Is this
magic ? Now magicians thrive not.

010.078 They said: Hast thou come unto us to pervert us from that (faith) in which we
found our fathers, and that you two may own the place of greatness in the land ? We
will not believe you two.

010.079 And Pharaoh said: Bring every cunning wizard unto me.

010.080 And when the wizards came, Moses said unto them: Cast your cast!
010.081 And when they had cast, Moses said: That which ye have brought is magic.
Lo! Allah will make it vain. Lo! Allah upholdeth not the work of mischief-makers.

010.082 And Allah will vindicate the Truth by His words, however much the guilty
be averse.

010.083 But none trusted Moses, save some scions of his people, (and they were) in
fear of Pharaoh and their chiefs, that he would persecute them. Lo! Pharaoh was
verily a tyrant in the land, and lo! he verily was of the wanton.

010.084 And Moses said: O my people! If ye have believed in Allah then put trust in
Him, if ye have indeed surrendered (unto Him)!

010.085 They said: In Allah we put trust. Our Lord! Oh, make us not a lure for the
wrongdoing folk;

010.086 And, of Thy mercy, save us from the folk that disbelieve.

010.087 And We inspired Moses and his brother, (saying): Appoint houses for your
people in Egypt and make your houses oratories, and establish worship. And give
good news to the believers.

010.088 And Moses said: Our Lord! Lo! Thou hast given Pharaoh and his chiefs
splendour and riches in the life of the world, Our Lord! that they may lead men astray
from Thy way. Our Lord! Destroy their riches and harden their hearts so that they
believe not till they see the painful doom.

010.089 He said: Your prayer is heard. Do ye twain keep to the straight path, and
follow not the road of those who have no knowledge.

010.090 And We brought the Children of Israel across the sea, and Pharaoh with his
hosts pursued them in rebellion and transgression, till, when the (fate of) drowning
overtook him, he exclaimed: I believe that there is no God save Him in Whom the
Children of Israel believe, and I am of those who surrender (unto Him).

010.091 What! Now! When hitherto thou hast rebelled and been of the wrong-doers ?

010.092 But this day We save thee in thy body that thou mayst be a portent for those
after thee. Lo! most of mankind are heedless of Our portents.
010.093 And We verily did allot unto the Children of Israel a fixed abode, and did
provide them with good things; and they differed not until the knowledge came unto
them. Lo! thy Lord will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning
that wherein they used to differ.

010.094 And if thou (Muhammad) art in doubt concerning that which We reveal unto
thee, then question those who read the Scripture (that was) before thee. Verily the
Truth from thy Lord hath come unto thee. So be not thou of the waverers.

010.095 And be not thou of those who deny the revelations of Allah, for then wert
thou of the losers.

010.096 Lo! those for whom the word of thy Lord (concerning sinners) hath effect
will not believe,

010.097 Though every token come unto them, till they see the painful doom.

010.098 If only there had been a community (of all those that were destroyed of old)
that believed and profited by its belief as did the folk of Jonah! When they believed
We drew off from them the torment of disgrace in the life of the world and gave them
comfort for a while.

010.099 And if thy Lord willed, all who are in the earth would have believed
together. Wouldst thou (Muhammad) compel men until they are believers ?

010.100 It is not for any soul to believe save by the permission of Allah. He hath set
uncleanness upon those who have no sense.

010.101 Say: Behold what is in the heavens and the earth! But revelations and
warnings avail not folk who will not believe.

010.102 What expect they save the like of the days of those who passed away before
them ? Say: Expect then! I am with you among the expectant.

010.103 Then shall We save Our messengers and the believers, in like manner (as of
old). It is incumbent upon Us to save believers.
010.104 Say (O Muhammad): O mankind! If ye are in doubt of my religion, then
(know that) I worship not those whom ye worship instead of Allah, but I worship
Allah Who causeth you to die, and I have been commanded to be of the believers.

010.105 And, (O Muhammad) set thy purpose resolutely for religion, as a man by
nature upright, and be not of those who ascribe partners (to Allah).

010.106 And cry not, beside Allah, unto that which cannot profit thee nor hurt thee,
for if thou didst so then wert thou of the wrong-doers.

010.107 If Allah afflicteth thee with some hurt, there is none who can remove it save
Him; and if He desireth good for thee, there is none who can repel His bounty. He
striketh with it whom He will of his bondmen. He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.

010.108 Say: O mankind! Now hath the Truth from your Lord come unto you. So
whosoever is guided, is guided only for (the good of) his soul, and whosoever erreth
erreth only against it. And I am not a warder over you.

010.109 And (O Muhammad) follow that which is inspired in thee, and forbear until
Allah give judgment. And He is the Best of Judges.

011.001 Alif. Lam. Ra. (This is) a Scripture the revelations whereof are perfected and
then expounded. (It cometh) from One Wise, Informed,

011.002 (Saying): Serve none but Allah. Lo! I am unto you from Him a warner and a
bringer of good tidings.

011.003 And (bidding you): Ask pardon of your Lord and turn to Him repentant. He
will cause you to enjoy a fair estate until a time appointed. He giveth His bounty unto
every bountiful one. But if ye turn away, lo! (then) I fear for you the retribution of an
awful Day.

011.004 Unto Allah is your return, and He is Able to do all things.

011.005 Lo! now they fold up their breasts that they may hide (their thoughts) from
Him. At the very moment when they cover themselves with their clothing, Allah
knoweth that which they keep hidden and that which they proclaim. Lo! He is Aware
of what is in the breasts (of men).
011.006 And there is not a beast in the earth but the sustenance thereof dependeth on
Allah. He knoweth its habitation and its repository. All is in a clear Record.

011.007 And He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days - and His
Throne was upon the water - that He might try you, which of you is best in conduct.
Yet if thou (O Muhammad) sayest: Lo! ye will be raised again after death! those who
disbelieve will surely say: This is naught but mere magic.

011.008 And if We delay for them the doom until a reckoned time, they will surely
say: What withholdeth it ? Verily on the day when it cometh unto them, it cannot be
averted from them, and that which they derided will surround them.

011.009 And if we cause man to taste some mercy from Us and afterward withdraw it
from him, lo! he is despairing, thankless.

011.010 And if We cause him to taste grace after some misfortune that had befallen
him, he saith: The ills have gone from me. Lo! he is exultant, boastful;

011.011 Save those who persevere and do good works. Theirs will be forgiveness and
a great reward.

011.012 A likely thing, that thou wouldst forsake aught of that which hath been
revealed unto thee, and that thy breast should be straitened for it, because they say:
Why hath not a treasure been sent down for him, or an angel come with him ? Thou
art but a warner, and Allah is in charge of all things.

011.013 Or they say: He hath invented it. Say: Then bring ten surahs, the like thereof,
invented, and call on everyone ye can beside Allah, if ye are truthful!

011.014 And if they answer not your prayer, then know that it is revealed only in the
knowledge of Allah; and that there is no God save Him. Will ye then be (of) those
who surrender ?

011.015 Whoso desireth the life of the world and its pomp, We shall repay them their
deeds herein, and therein they will not be wronged.

011.016 Those are they for whom is naught in the Hereafter save the Fire. (All) that
they contrive here is vain and (all) that they are wont to do is fruitless.
011.017 Is he (to be counted equal with them) who relieth on a clear proof from his
Lord, and a witness from Him reciteth it, and before it was the Book of Moses, an
example and a mercy ? Such believe therein, and whoso disbelieveth therein of the
clans, the Fire is his appointed place. So be not thou in doubt concerning it. Lo! it is
the Truth from thy Lord; but most of mankind believe not.

011.018 Who doeth greater wrong than he who inventeth a lie concerning Allah ?
Such will be brought before their Lord, and the witnesses will say: These are they
who lied concerning their Lord. Now the curse of Allah is upon wrong-doers,

011.019 Who debar (men) from the way of Allah and would have it crooked, and who
are disbelievers in the Hereafter.

011.020 Such will not escape in the earth, nor have they any protecting friends beside
Allah. For them the torment will be double. They could not bear to hear, and they
used not to see.

011.021 Such are they who have lost their souls, and that which they used to invent
hath failed them.

011.022 Assuredly in the Hereafter they will be the greatest losers.

011.023 Lo! those who believe and do good works and humble themselves before
their Lord: such are rightful owners of the Garden; they will abide therein.

011.024 The similitude of the two parties is as the blind and the deaf and the seer and
the hearer. Are they equal in similitude ? Will ye not then be admonished ?

011.025 And We sent Noah unto his folk (and he said): Lo! I am a plain warner unto
you.

011.026 That ye serve none, save Allah. Lo! I fear for you the retribution of a painful
Day.

011.027 The chieftains of his folk, who disbelieved, said: We see thee but a mortal
like us, and we see not that any follow thee save the most abject among us, without
reflection. We behold in you no merit above us - nay, we deem you liars.
011.028 He said: O my people! Bethink you, if I rely on a clear proof from my Lord
and there hath come unto me a mercy from His presence, and it hath been made
obscure to you, can we compel you to accept it when ye are averse thereto ?

011.029 And O my people! I ask of you no wealth therefor. My reward is the concern
only of Allah, and I am not going to thrust away those who believe - Lo! they have to
meet their Lord! - but I see you a folk that are ignorant.

011.030 And, O my people! who would deliver me from Allah if I thrust them away ?
Will ye not then reflect ?

011.031 I say not unto you: "I have the treasures of Allah" nor "I have knowledge of
the Unseen," nor say I: "Lo! I am an angel!" Nor say I unto those whom your eyes
scorn that Allah will not give them good - Allah knoweth best what is in their hearts -
Lo! then indeed I should be of the wrong-doers.

011.032 They said: O Noah! Thou hast disputed with us and multiplied disputation
with us; now bring upon us that wherewith thou threatenest us, if thou art of the
truthful.

011.033 He said: Only Allah will bring it upon you if He will, and ye can by no
means escape.

011.034 My counsel will not profit you if I were minded to advise you, if Allah's will
is to keep you astray. He is your Lord and unto Him ye will be brought back.

011.035 Or say they (again): He hath invented it ? Say: If I have invented it, upon me
be my crimes, but I am innocent of (all) that ye commit.

011.036 And it was inspired in Noah, (saying): No-one of thy folk will believe save
him who hath believed already. Be not distressed because of what they do.

011.037 Build the ship under Our eyes and by Our inspiration, and speak not unto Me
on behalf of those who do wrong. Lo! they will be drowned.

011.038 And he was building the ship, and every time that chieftains of his people
passed him, they made mock of him. He said: Though ye make mock of Us, yet We
mock at you even as ye mock;
011.039 And ye shall know to whom a punishment that will confound him cometh,
and upon whom a lasting doom will fall.

011.040 (Thus it was) till, when Our commandment came to pass and the oven
gushed forth water, We said: Load therein two of every kind, a pair (the male and
female), and thy household, save him against whom the word hath gone forth already,
and those who believe. And but a few were they who believed with him.

011.041 And he said: Embark therein! In the name of Allah be its course and its
mooring. Lo! my Lord is Forgiving, Merciful.

011.042 And it sailed with them amid waves like mountains, and Noah cried unto his
son - and he was standing aloof - O my son! Come ride with us, and be not with the
disbelievers.

011.043 He said: I shall betake me to some mountain that will save me from the
water. (Noah) said: This day there is none that saveth from the commandment of
Allah save him on whom He hath had mercy. And the wave came in between them,
so he was among the drowned.

011.044 And it was said: O earth! Swallow thy water and, O sky! be cleared of
clouds! And the water was made to subside. And the commandment was fulfilled.
And it (the ship) came to rest upon (the mount) Al-Judi and it was said: A far removal
for wrongdoing folk!

011.045 And Noah cried unto his Lord and said: My Lord! Lo! my son is of my
household! Surely Thy promise is the truth and Thou are the Most Just of Judges.

011.046 He said: O Noah! Lo! he is not of thy household; lo! he is of evil conduct, so
ask not of Me that whereof thou hast no knowledge. I admonish thee lest thou be
among the ignorant.

011.047 He said: My Lord! Lo! in Thee do I seek refuge (from the sin) that I should
ask of Thee that whereof I have no knowledge. Unless Thou forgive me and have
mercy on me I shall be among the lost.

011.048 It was said (unto him): O Noah! Go thou down (from the mountain) with
peace from Us and blessings upon thee and some nations (that will spring) from those
with thee. (There will be other) nations unto whom We shall give enjoyment a long
while and then a painful doom from Us will overtake them.
011.049 This is of the tidings of the Unseen which We inspire in thee (Muhammad).
Thou thyself knewest it not, nor did thy folk (know it) before this. Then have
patience. Lo! the sequel is for those who ward off (evil).

011.050 And unto (the tribe of) A'ad (We sent) their brother, Hud. He said: O my
people! Serve Allah! Ye have no other God save Him. Lo! ye do but invent.

011.051 O my people! I ask of you no reward for it. Lo! my reward is the concern
only of Him Who made me. Have ye then no sense ?

011.052 And, O my people! Ask forgiveness of your Lord, then turn unto Him
repentant; He will cause the sky to rain abundance on you and will add unto you
strength to your strength. Turn not away, guilty!

011.053 They said: O Hud! Thou hast brought us no clear proof and we are not going
to forsake our gods on thy (mere) saying, and we are not believers in thee.

011.054 We say naught save that one of our gods hath possessed thee in an evil way.
He said: I call Allah to witness, and do ye (too) bear witness, that I am innocent of
(all) that ye ascribe as partners (to Allah)

011.055 Beside Him. So (try to) circumvent me, all of you, give me no respite.

011.056 Lo! I have put my trust in Allah, my Lord and your Lord. Not an animal but
He doth grasp it by the forelock! Lo! my Lord is on a straight path.

011.057 And if ye turn away, still I have conveyed unto you that wherewith I was
sent unto you, and my Lord will set in place of you a folk other than you. Ye cannot
injure Him at all. Lo! my Lord is Guardian over all things.

011.058 And when Our commandment came to pass We saved Hud and those who
believed with him by a mercy from Us; We saved them from a harsh doom.

011.059 And such were A'ad. They denied the revelations of their Lord and flouted
His messengers and followed the command of every froward potentate.

011.060 And a curse was made to follow them in the world and on the Day of
Resurrection. Lo! A'ad disbelieved in their Lord. A far removal for A'ad, the folk of
Hud!
011.061 And unto (the tribe of) Thamud (We sent) their brother Salih. He said: O my
people! Serve Allah, Ye have no other God save Him. He brought you forth from the
earth and hath made you husband it. So ask forgiveness of Him and turn unto Him
repentant. Lo! my Lord is Nigh, Responsive.

011.062 They said: O Salih! Thou hast been among us hitherto as that wherein our
hope was placed. Dost thou ask us not to worship what our fathers worshipped ? Lo!
we verily are in grave doubt concerning that to which thou callest us.

011.063 He said: O my people! Bethink you: if I am (acting) on clear proof from my
Lord and there hath come unto me a mercy from Him, who will save me from Allah if
I disobey Him ? Ye would add to me naught save perdition.

011.064 O my people! This is the camel of Allah, a token unto you, so suffer her to
feed in Allah's earth, and touch her not with harm lest a near torment seize you.

011.065 But they hamstrung her, and then he said: Enjoy life in your dwelling-place
three days! This is a threat that will not be belied.

011.066 So, when Our commandment came to pass, We saved Salih, and those who
believed with him, by a mercy from Us, from the ignominy of that day. Lo, thy Lord!
He is the Strong, the Mighty.

011.067 And the (awful) Cry overtook those who did wrong, so that morning found
them prostrate in their dwellings,

011.068 As though they had not dwelt there. Lo! Thamud disbelieved in their Lord. A
far removal for Thamud!

011.069 And Our messengers cam unto Abraham with good news. They said: Peace!
He answered: Peace! and delayed not to bring a roasted calf.

011.070 And when he saw their hands reached not to it, he mistrusted them and
conceived a fear of them. They said: Fear not! Lo! we are sent unto the folk of Lot.

011.071 And his wife, standing by laughed when We gave her good tidings (of the
birth) of Isaac, and, after Isaac, of Jacob.

011.072 She said: Oh woe is me! Shall I bear a child when I am an old woman, and
this my husband is an old man ? Lo! this is a strange thing!
011.073 They said: Wonderest thou at the commandment of Allah ? The mercy of
Allah and His blessings be upon you, O people of the house! Lo! He is Owner of
Praise, Owner of Glory!

011.074 And when the awe departed from Abraham, and the glad news reached him,
he pleaded with Us on behalf of the folk of Lot.

011.075 Lo! Abraham was mild, imploring, penitent.

011.076 (It was said) O Abraham! Forsake this! Lo! thy Lord's commandment hath
gone forth, and lo! there cometh unto them a doom which cannot be repelled.

011.077 And when Our messengers came unto Lot, he was distressed and knew not
how to protect them. He said: This is a distressful day.

011.078 And his people came unto him, running towards him - and before then they
used to commit abominations - He said: O my people! Here are my daughters! They
are purer for you. Beware of Allah, and degrade me not in (the person of) my guests.
Is there not among you any upright man ?

011.079 They said: Well thou knowest that we have no right to thy daughters, and
well thou knowest what we want.

011.080 He said: Would that I had strength to resist you or had some strong support
(among you)!

011.081 (The messengers) said: O Lot! Lo! we are messengers of thy Lord; they shall
not reach thee. So travel with thy people in a part of the night, and let not one of you
turn round - (all) save thy wife. Lo! that which smiteth them will smite her (also). Lo!
their tryst is (for) the morning. Is not the morning nigh ?

011.082 So when Our commandment came to pass We overthrew (that township) and
rained upon it stones of clay, one after another,

011.083 Marked with fire in the providence of thy Lord (for the destruction of the
wicked). And they are never far from the wrong-doers.

011.084 And unto Midian (We sent) their brother Shu'eyb. He said: O my people!
Serve Allah. Ye have no other God save Him! And give not short measure and short
weight. Lo! I see you well-to-do, and lo! I fear for you the doom of a besetting Day.
011.085 O my people! Give full measure and full weight in justice, and wrong not
people in respect of their goods. And do not evil in the earth, causing corruption.

011.086 That which Allah leaveth with you is better for you if ye are believers; and I
am not a keeper over you.

011.087 They said: O Shu'eyb! Doth thy way of prayer command thee that we should
forsake that which our fathers (used to) worship, or that we (should leave off) doing
what we will with our own property. Lo! thou art the mild, the guide to right
behaviour.

011.088 He said: O my people! Bethink you: if I am (acting) on a clear proof from
my Lord and He sustaineth me with fair sustenance from Him (how can I concede
aught to you) ? I desire not to do behind your backs that which I ask you not to do. I
desire naught save reform so far as I am able. My welfare is only in Allah. In Him I
trust and unto Him I turn (repentant).

011.089 And, O my people! Let not the schism with me cause you to sin so that there
befall you that which befell the folk of Noah and the folk of Hud, and the folk of
Salih; and the folk of Lot are not far off from you.

011.090 Ask pardon of your Lord and then turn unto Him (repentant). Lo! my Lord is
Merciful, Loving.

011.091 They said: O Shu'eyb! We understand not much of that thou tellest, and lo!
we do behold thee weak among us. But for thy family, we should have stoned thee,
for thou art not strong against us.

011.092 He said: O my people! Is my family more to be honoured by you than Allah
? and ye put Him behind you, neglected! Lo! my Lord surroundeth what ye do.

011.093 And, O my people! Act according to your power, lo! I (too) am acting. Ye
will soon know on whom there cometh a doom that will abase him, and who it is that
lieth. And watch! Lo! I am a watcher with you.

011.094 And when Our commandment came to pass We saved Shu'eyb and those
who believed with him by a mercy from Us; and the (Awful) Cry seized those who
did injustice, and morning found them prostrate in their dwellings,

011.095 As though they had not dwelt there. A far removal for Midian, even as
Thamud had been removed afar!
011.096 And verily We sent Moses with Our revelations and a clear warrant

011.097 Unto Pharaoh and his chiefs, but they did follow the command of Pharaoh,
and the command of Pharaoh was no right guide.

011.098 He will go before his people on the Day of Resurrection and will lead them
to the Fire for watering-place. Ah, hapless is the watering-place (whither they are)
led.

011.099 A curse is made to follow them in the world and on the Day of Resurrection.
Hapless is the gift (that will be) given (them).

011.100 That is (something) of the tidings of the townships (which were destroyed of
old). We relate it unto thee (Muhammad). Some of them are standing and some
(already) reaped.

011.101 We wronged them not, but they did wrong themselves; and their gods on
whom they call beside Allah availed them naught when came thy Lord's command;
they added to them naught save ruin.

011.102 Even thus is the grasp of thy Lord when He graspeth the townships while
they are doing wrong. Lo! His grasp is painful, very strong.

011.103 Lo! herein verily there is a portent for those who fear the doom of the
Hereafter. That is a day unto which mankind will be gathered, and that is a day that
will be witnessed.

011.104 And We defer it only to a term already reckoned.

011.105 On the day when it cometh no soul will speak except by His permission;
some among them will be wretched, (others) glad.

011.106 As for those who will be wretched (on that day) they will be in the Fire;
sighing and wailing will be their portion therein,

011.107 Abiding there so long as the heavens and the earth endure save for that which
thy Lord willeth. Lo! thy Lord is Doer of what He will.
011.108 And as for those who will be glad (that day) they will be in the Garden,
abiding there so long as the heavens and the earth endure save for that which thy Lord
willeth: a gift unfailing.

011.109 So be not thou in doubt concerning that which these (folk) worship. They
worship only as their fathers worshipped aforetime. Lo! we shall pay them their
whole due unabated.

011.110 And we verily gave unto Moses the Scripture, and there was strife thereupon;
and had it not been for a Word that had already gone forth from thy Lord, the case
would have been judged between them, and lo! they are in grave doubt concerning it.

011.111 And lo! unto each thy Lord will verily repay his works in full. Lo! He is
Informed of what they do.

011.112 So tread thou the straight path as thou art commanded, and those who turn
(unto Allah) with thee, and transgress not. Lo! He is Seer of what ye do.

011.113 And incline not toward those who do wrong lest the Fire touch you, and ye
have no protecting friends against Allah, and afterward ye would not be helped.

011.114 Establish worship at the two ends of the day and in some watches of the
night. Lo! good deeds annul ill-deeds. This is reminder for the mindful.

011.115 And have patience, (O Muhammad), for lo! Allah loseth not the wages of the
good.

011.116 If only there had been among the generations before you men possessing a
remnant (of good sense) to warn (their people) from corruption in the earth, as did a
few of those whom We saved from them! The wrong-doers followed that by which
they were made sapless, and were guilty.

011.117 In truth thy Lord destroyed not the townships tyrannously while their folk
were doing right.

011.118 And if thy Lord had willed, He verily would have made mankind one nation,
yet they cease not differing,

011.119 Save him on whom thy Lord hath mercy; and for that He did create them.
And the Word of thy Lord hath been fulfilled: Verily I shall fill hell with the jinn and
mankind together.
011.120 And all that We relate unto thee of the story of the messengers is in order
that thereby We may make firm thy heart. And herein hath come unto thee the Truth
and an exhortation and a reminder for believers.

011.121 And say unto those who believe not: Act according to your power. Lo! We
(too) are acting.

011.122 And wait! Lo! We (too) are waiting.

011.123 And Allah's is the Invisible of the heavens and the earth, and unto Him the
whole matter will be returned. So worship Him and put thy trust in Him. Lo! thy Lord
is not unaware of what ye (mortals) do.

012.001 Alif. Lam. Ra. These are verse of the Scripture that maketh plain.

012.002 Lo! We have revealed it, a Lecture in Arabic, that ye may understand.

012.003 We narrate unto thee (Muhammad) the best of narratives in that We have
inspired in thee this Qur'an, though aforetime thou wast of the heedless.

012.004 When Joseph said unto his father: O my father! Lo! I saw in a dream eleven
planets and the sun and the moon, I saw them prostrating themselves unto me.

012.005 He said: O my dear son! Tell not thy brethren of thy vision, lest they plot a
plot against thee. Lo! Satan is for man an open foe.

012.006 Thus thy Lord will prefer thee and will teach thee the interpretation of
events, and will perfect His grace upon thee and upon the family of Jacob as He
perfected it upon thy forefathers, Abraham and Isaac. Lo! thy Lord is Knower, Wise.

012.007 Verily in Joseph and his brethren are signs (of Allah's Sovereignty) for the
inquiring.

012.008 When they said: Verily Joseph and his brother are dearer to our father than
we are, many though we be. Lo! our father is in plain aberration.

012.009 (One said): Kill Joseph or cast him to some (other) land, so that your father's
favour may be all for you, and (that) ye may afterward be righteous folk.
012.010 One among them said: Kill not Joseph but, if ye must be doing, fling him
into the depth of the pit; some caravan will find him.

012.011 They said: O our father! Why wilt thou not trust us with Joseph, when lo! we
are good friends to him ?

012.012 Send him with us to-morrow that he may enjoy himself and play. And lo! we
shall take good care of him.

012.013 He said: Lo! in truth it saddens me that ye should take him with you, and I
fear less the wolf devour him while ye are heedless of him.

012.014 They said: If the wolf should devour him when we are (so strong) a band,
then surely we should have already perished.

012.015 Then, when they led him off, and were of one mind that they should place
him in the depth of the pit, We inspired in him: Thou wilt tell them of this deed of
theirs when they know (thee) not.

012.016 And they came weeping to their father in the evening.

012.017 Saying: O our father! We went racing one with another, and left Joseph by
our things, and the wolf devoured him, and thou believest not our saying even when
we speak the truth.

012.018 And they came with false blood on his shirt. He said: Nay, but your minds
have beguiled you into something. (My course is) comely patience. And Allah it is
Whose help is to be sought in that (predicament) which ye describe.

012.019 And there came a caravan, and they sent their waterdrawer. He let down his
pail (into the pit). He said: Good luck! Here is a youth. And they hid him as a
treasure, and Allah was Aware of what they did.

012.020 And they sold him for a low price, a number of silver coins; and they
attached no value to him.

012.021 And he of Egypt who purchased him said unto his wife: Receive him
honourably. Perchance he may prove useful to us or we may adopt him as a son. Thus
we established Joseph in the land that We might teach him the interpretation of
events. And Allah was predominant in His career, but most of mankind know not.
012.022 And And when he reached his prime We gave him wisdom and knowledge.
Thus We reward the good.

012.023 And she, in whose house he was, asked of him an evil act. She bolted the
doors and said: Come! He said: I seek refuge in Allah! Lo! he is my lord, who hath
treated me honourably. Lo! wrong-doers never prosper.

012.024 She verily desired him, and he would have desired her if it had not been that
he saw the argument of his Lord. Thus it was, that We might ward off from him evil
and lewdness. Lo! he was of Our chosen slaves.

012.025 And they raced with one another to the door, and she tore his shirt from
behind, and they met her lord and master at the door. She said: What shall be his
reward, who wisheth evil to thy folk, save prison or a painful doom ?

012.026 (Joseph) said: She it was who asked of me an evil act. And a witness of her
own folk testified: If his shirt is torn from before, then she speaketh truth and he is of
the liars.

012.027 And if his shirt is torn from behind, then she hath lied and he is of the
truthful.

012.028 So when he saw his shirt torn from behind, he said: Lo! this is of the guile of
you women. Lo! the guile of you is very great.

012.029 O Joseph! Turn away from this, and thou, (O woman), ask forgiveness for
thy sin. Lo! thou art of the faulty.

012.030 And women in the city said: The ruler's wife is asking of her slave-boy an ill-
deed. Indeed he has smitten her to the heart with love. We behold her in plain
aberration.

012.031 And when she heard of their sly talk, she sent to them and prepared for them
a cushioned couch (to lie on at the feast) and gave to every one of them a knife and
said (to Joseph): Come out unto them! And when they saw him they exalted him and
cut their hands, exclaiming: Allah Blameless! This is no a human being. This is not
other than some gracious angel.

012.032 She said: This is he on whose account ye blamed me. I asked of him an evil
act, but he proved continent, but if he do not my behest he verily shall be imprisoned,
and verily shall be of those brought low.
012.033 He said: O my Lord! Prison is more dear than that unto which they urge me,
and if Thou fend not off their wiles from me I shall incline unto them and become of
the foolish.

012.034 So his Lord heard his prayer and fended off their wiles from him. Lo! He is
Hearer, Knower.

012.035 And it seemed good to them (the men-folk) after they had seen the signs (of
his innocence) to imprison him for a time.

012.036 And two young men went to prison with him. One of them said: I dreamed
that I was pressing wine. The other said: I dreamed that I was carrying upon my head
bread whereof the birds were eating. Announce unto us the interpretation, for we see
thee of those good (at interpretation).

012.037 He said: The food which ye are given (daily) shall not come unto you but I
shall tell you the interpretation ere it cometh unto you. This is of that which my Lord
hath taught me. Lo! I have forsaken the religion of folk who believe not in Allah and
are disbelievers in the Hereafter.

012.038 And I have followed the religion of my fathers, Abraham and Isaac and
Jacob. It never was for us to attribute aught as partner to Allah. This is of the bounty
of Allah unto us (the seed of Abraham) and unto mankind; but most men give not
thanks.

012.039 O my fellow-prisoners! Are divers lords better, or Allah the One, Almighty ?

012.040 Those whom ye worship beside Him are but names which ye have named, ye
and your fathers. Allah hath revealed no sanction for them. The decision rests with
Allah only, Who hath commanded you that ye worship none save Him. This is the
right religion, but most men know not.

012.041 O my two fellow-prisoners! As for one of you, he will pour out wine for his
lord to drink; and as for the other, he will be crucified so that the birds will eat from
his head. Thus is the case judged concerning which ye did inquire.

012.042 And he said unto him of the twain who he knew would be released: Mention
me in the presence of thy lord. But Satan caused him to forget to mention it to his
lord, so he (Joseph) stayed in prison for some years.
012.043 And the king said: Lo! I saw in a dream seven fat kine which seven lean
were eating, and seven green ears of corn and other (seven) dry. O notables! Expound
for me my vision, if ye can interpret dreams.

012.044 They answered: Jumbled dreams! And we are not knowing in the
interpretation of dreams.

012.045 And he of the two who was released, and (now) at length remembered, said:
I am going to announce unto you the interpretation, therefore send me forth.

012.046 (And when he came to Joseph in the prison, he exclaimed): Joseph! O thou
truthful one! Expound for us the seven fat kine which seven lean were eating and the
seven green ears of corn and other (seven) dry, that I may return unto the people, so
that they may know.

012.047 He said: Ye shall sow seven years as usual, but that which ye reap, leave it in
the ear, all save a little which ye eat.

012.048 Then after that will come seven hard years which will devour all that ye have
prepared for them, save a little of that which ye have stored.

012.049 Then, after that, will come a year when the people will have plenteous crops
and when they will press (wine and oil).

012.050 And the king said: Bring him unto me. And when the messenger came unto
him, he (Joseph) said: Return unto thy lord and ask him what was the case of the
women who cut their hands. Lo! my Lord knoweth their guile.

012.051 He (the king) (then sent for those women and) said: What happened when ye
asked an evil act of Joseph ? They answered: Allah Blameless! We know no evil of
him. Said the wife of the ruler: Now the truth is out. I asked of him an evil act, and he
is surely of the truthful.

012.052 (Then Joseph said: I asked for) this, that he (my lord) may know that I
betrayed him not in secret, and that surely Allah guideth not the snare of the
betrayers.

012.053 I do not exculpate myself. Lo! the (human) soul enjoineth unto evil, save that
whereon my Lord hath mercy. Lo! my Lord is Forgiving, Merciful.
012.054 And the king said: Bring him unto me that I may attach him to my person.
And when he had talked with him he said: Lo! thou art to-day in our presence
established and trusted.

012.055 He said: Set me over the storehouses of the land. Lo! I am a skilled
custodian.

012.056 Thus gave We power to Joseph in the land. He was the owner of it where he
pleased. We reach with Our mercy whom We will. We lose not the reward of the
good.

012.057 And the reward of the Hereafter is better, for those who believe and ward off
(evil).

012.058 And Joseph's brethren came and presented themselves before him, and he
knew them but they knew him not.

012.059 And when he provided them with their provision he said: Bring unto me a
brother of yours from your father. See ye not that I fill up the measure and I am the
best of hosts ?

012.060 And if ye bring him not unto me, then there shall be no measure for you with
me, nor shall ye draw near.

012.061 They said: We will try to win him from his father: that we will surely do.

012.062 He said unto his young men: Place their merchandise in their saddlebags, so
that they may know it when they go back to their folk, and so will come again.

012.063 So when they went back to their father they said: O our father! The measure
is denied us, so send with us our brother that we may obtain the measure, surely we
will guard him well.

012.064 He said: Can I entrust him to you save as I entrusted his brother to you
aforetime ? Allah is better at guarding, and He is the Most Merciful of those who
show mercy.

012.065 And when they opened their belongings they discovered that their
merchandise had been returned to them. They said: O our father! What (more) can we
ask ? Here is our merchandise returned to us. We shall get provision for our folk and
guard our brother, and we shall have the extra measure of a camel (load). This (that
we bring now) is a light measure.
012.066 He said: I will not send him with you till ye give me an undertaking in the
name of Allah that ye will bring him back to me, unless ye are surrounded. And when
they gave him their undertaking he said: Allah is the Warden over what we say.

012.067 And he said: O my sons! Go not in by one gate; go in by different gates. I
can naught avail you as against Allah. Lo! the decision rests with Allah only. In Him
do I put my trust, and in Him let all the trusting put their trust.

012.068 And when they entered in the manner which their father had enjoined, it
would have naught availed them as against Allah; it was but a need of Jacob's soul
which he thus satisfied; and lo! he was a lord of knowledge because We had taught
him; but most of mankind know not.

012.069 And when they went in before Joseph, he took his brother unto him, saying:
Lo! I, even I, am thy brother, therefore sorrow not for what they did.

012.070 And when he provided them with their provision, he put the drinking-cup in
his brother's saddlebag, and then a crier cried: O camel-riders! Lo! ye are surely
thieves!

012.071 They cried, coming toward them: What is it ye have lost ?

012.072 They said: We have lost the king's cup, and he who bringeth it shall have a
camel-load, and I (said Joseph) am answerable for it.

012.073 They said: By Allah, well ye know we came not to do evil in the land, and
are no thieves.

012.074 They said: And what shall be the penalty for it, if ye prove liars ?

012.075 They said: The penalty for it! He in whose bag (the cup) is found, he is the
penalty for it. Thus we requite wrong-doers.

012.076 Then he (Joseph) began the search with their bags before his brother's bag,
then he produced it from his brother's bag. Thus did We contrive for Joseph. He could
not have taken his brother according to the king's law unless Allah willed. We raise
by grades (of mercy) whom We will, and over every lord of knowledge there is one
more knowing.
012.077 They said: If he stealeth, a brother of his stole before. But Joseph kept it
secret in his soul and revealed it not unto them. He said (within himself): Ye are in
worse case, and Allah knoweth best (the truth of) that which ye allege.

012.078 They said: O ruler of the land! Lo! he hath a very aged father, so take one of
us instead of him. Lo! we behold thee of those who do kindness.

012.079 He said: Allah forbid that we should seize save him with whom we found our
property; then truly we should be wrong-doers.

012.080 So, When they despaired of (moving) him, they conferred together apart. The
eldest of them said: Know ye not how your father took an undertaking from you in
Allah's name and how ye failed in the case of Joseph aforetime ? Therefore I shall not
go forth from the land until my father giveth leave or Allah judgeth for me. He is the
Best of Judges.

012.081 Return unto your father and say: O our father! Lo! thy son hath stolen. We
testify only to that which we know; we are not guardians of the Unseen.

012.082 Ask the township where we were, and the caravan with which we travelled
hither. Lo! we speak the truth.

012.083 (And when they came unto their father and had spoken thus to him) he said:
Nay, but your minds have beguiled you into something. (My course is) comely
patience! It may be that Allah will bring them all unto me. Lo! He, only He, is the
Knower, the Wise.

012.084 And he turned away from them and said: Alas, my grief for Joseph! And his
eyes were whitened with the sorrow that he was suppressing.

012.085 They said: By Allah, thou wilt never cease remembering Joseph till thy
health is ruined or thou art of those who perish!

012.086 He said: I expose my distress and anguish only unto Allah, and I know from
Allah that which ye know not.

012.087 Go, O my sons, and ascertain concerning Joseph and his brother, and despair
not of the Spirit of Allah. Lo! none despaireth of the Spirit of Allah save disbelieving
folk.
012.088 And when they came (again) before him (Joseph) they said: O ruler!
Misfortune hath touched us and our folk, and we bring but poor merchandise, so fill
for us the measure and be charitable unto us. Lo! Allah will requite the charitable,

012.089 He said: Know ye what ye did unto Joseph and his brother in your ignorance
?

012.090 They said: Is it indeed thou who art Joseph ? He said: I am Joseph and this is
my brother. Allah hath shown us favour. Lo! he who wardeth off (evil) and endureth
(findeth favour); for lo! Allah loseth not the wages of the kindly.

012.091 They said: By Allah, verily Allah hath preferred thee above us, and we were
indeed sinful.

012.092 He said: Have no fear this day! May Allah forgive you, and He is the Most
Merciful of those who show mercy.

012.093 Go with this shirt of mine and lay it on my father's face, he will become
(again) a seer; and come to me with all your folk.

012.094 When the caravan departed their father had said: Truly I am conscious of the
breath of Joseph, though ye call me dotard.

012.095 (Those around him) said: By Allah, lo! thou art in thine old aberration.

012.096 Then, when the bearer of glad tidings came, he laid it on his face and he
became a seer once more. He said: Said I not unto you that I know from Allah that
which ye know not ?

012.097 They said: O our father! Ask forgiveness of our sins for us, for lo! we were
sinful.

012.098 He said: I shall ask forgiveness for you of my Lord. Lo! He is the Forgiving,
the Merciful.

012.099 And when they came in before Joseph, he took his parents unto him, and
said: Come into Egypt safe, if Allah will!
012.100 And he placed his parents on the dais and they fell down before him
prostrate, and he said: O my father! This is the interpretation of my dream of old. My
Lord hath made it true, and He hath shown me kindness, since He took me out of the
prison and hath brought you from the desert after Satan had made strife between me
and my brethren. Lo! my Lord is tender unto whom He will. He is the Knower, the
Wise.

012.101 O my Lord! Thou hast given me (something) of sovereignty and hast taught
me (something) of the interpretation of events - Creator of the heavens and the earth!
Thou art my Protecting Guardian in the world and the Hereafter. Make me to die
muslim (unto Thee), and join me to the righteous.

012.102 This is of the tidings of the Unseen which We inspire in thee (Muhammad).
Thou wast not present with them when they fixed their plan and they were scheming.

012.103 And though thou try much, most men will not believe.

012.104 Thou askest them no fee for it. It is naught else than a reminder unto the
peoples.

012.105 How many a portent is there in the heavens and the earth which they pass by
with face averted!

012.106 And most of them believe not in Allah except that they attribute partners
(unto Him).

012.107 Deem they themselves secure from the coming on them of a pall of Allah's
punishment, or the coming of the Hour suddenly while they are unaware ?

012.108 Say: This is my Way: I call on Allah with sure knowledge. I and whosoever
followeth me - Glory be to Allah! - and I am not of the idolaters.

012.109 We sent not before thee (any messengers) save men whom We inspired from
among the folk of the townships - Have they not travelled in the land and seen the
nature of the consequence for those who were before them ? And verily the abode of
the Hereafter, for those who ward off (evil), is best. Have ye then no sense ? -

012.110 Till, when the messengers despaired and thought that they were denied, then
came unto them Our help, and whom We would was saved. And Our wrath cannot be
warded from the guilty.
012.111 In their history verily there is a lesson for men of understanding. It is no
invented story but a confirmation of the existing (Scripture) and a detailed
explanation of everything, and a guidance and a mercy for folk who believe.

013.001 Alif. Lam. Mim. Ra. These are verses of the Scripture. That which is
revealed unto thee from thy Lord is the Truth, but most of mankind believe not.

013.002 Allah it is Who raised up the heavens without visible supports, then mounted
the Throne, and compelled the sun and the moon to be of service, each runneth unto
an appointed term; He ordereth the course; He detaileth the revelations, that haply ye
may be certain of the meeting with your Lord.

013.003 And He it is Who spread out the earth and placed therein firm hills and
flowing streams, and of all fruits He placed therein two spouses (male and female).
He covereth the night with the day. Lo! herein verily are portents for people who take
thought.

013.004 And in the Earth are neighbouring tracts, vineyards and ploughed lands, and
date-palms, like and unlike, which are watered with one water. And we have made
some of them to excel others in fruit. Lo! herein verily are portents for people who
have sense.

013.005 And if thou wonderest, then wondrous is their saying: When we are dust, are
we then forsooth (to be raised) in a new creation ? Such are they who disbelieve in
their Lord; such have carcans on their necks; such are rightful owners of the Fire, they
will abide therein.

013.006 And they bid thee hasten on the evil rather than the good, when exemplary
punishments have indeed occurred before them. But lo! thy Lord is rich in pardon for
mankind despite their wrong, and lo! thy Lord is strong in punishment.

013.007 Those who disbelieve say: If only some portent were sent down upon him
from his Lord! Thou art a warner only, and for every folk a guide.

013.008 Allah knoweth that which every female beareth and that which the wombs
absorb and that which they grow. And everything with Him is measured.

013.009 He is the Knower of the Invisible and the Visible, the Great, the High
Exalted.
013.010 Alike of you is he who hideth the saying and he who noiseth it abroad, he
who lurketh in the night and he who goeth freely in the daytime.

013.011 For him are angels ranged before him and behind him, who guard him by
Allah's command. Lo! Allah changeth not the condition of a folk until they (first)
change that which is in their hearts; and if Allah willeth misfortune for a folk there is
none that can repel it, nor have they a defender beside Him.

013.012 He it is Who showeth you the lightning, a fear and a hope, and raiseth the
heavy clouds.

013.013 The thunder hymneth His praise and (so do) the angels for awe of Him. He
launcheth the thunderbolts and smiteth with them whom He will while they dispute
(in doubt) concerning Allah, and He is mighty in wrath.

013.014 Unto Him is the real prayer. Those unto whom they pray beside Allah
respond to them not at all, save as (is the response to) one who stretcheth forth his
hands toward water (asking) that it may come unto his mouth, and it will never reach
it. The prayer of disbelievers goeth (far) astray.

013.015 And unto Allah falleth prostrate whosoever is in the heavens and the earth,
willingly or unwillingly, as do their shadows in the morning and the evening hours.

013.016 Say (O Muhammad): Who is Lord of the heavens and the earth ? Say: Allah.
Say: Take ye then (others) beside Him for protectors, which, even for themselves,
have neither benefit nor hurt ? Say: Is the blind man equal to the seer, or is darkness
equal to light ? Or assign they unto Allah partners who created the like of His creation
so that the creation (which they made and His creation) seemed alike to them ? Say:
Allah is the Creator of all things, and He is the One, the Almighty.

013.017 He sendeth down water from the sky, so that valleys flow according to their
measure, and the flood beareth (on its surface) swelling foam - from that which they
smelt in the fire in order to make ornaments and tools riseth a foam like unto it - thus
Allah coineth (the similitude of) the true and the false. Then, as for the foam, it
passeth away as scum upon the banks, while, as for that which is of use to mankind, it
remaineth in the earth. Thus Allah coineth the similitudes.
013.018 For those who answered Allah's call is bliss; and for those who answered not
His call, if they had all that is in the earth, and therewith the like thereof, they would
proffer it as ransom. Such will have a woeful reckoning, and their habitation will be
hell, a dire abode.

013.019 Is he who knoweth that what is revealed unto thee from thy Lord is the truth
like him who is blind ? But only men of understanding heed;

013.020 Such as keep the pact of Allah, and break not the covenant;

013.021 Such as unite that which Allah hath commandeth should be joined, and fear
their Lord, and dread a woeful reckoning;

013.022 Such as persevere in seeking their Lord's Countenance and are regular in
prayer and spend of that which We bestow upon them secretly and openly, and
overcome evil with good. Theirs will be the sequel of the (heavenly) Home,

013.023 Gardens of Eden which they enter, along with all who do right of their
fathers and their helpmeets and their seed. The angels enter unto them from every
gate,

013.024 (Saying): Peace be unto you because ye persevered. Ah, passing sweet will
be the sequel of the (heavenly) Home.

013.025 And those who break the covenant of Allah after ratifying it, and sever that
which Allah hath commanded should be joined, and make mischief in the earth: theirs
is the curse and theirs the ill abode.

013.026 Allah enlargeth livelihood for whom He will, and straiteneth (it for whom He
will); and they rejoice in the life of the world, whereas the life of the world is but
brief comfort as compared with the Hereafter.

013.027 Those who disbelieve say: If only a portent were sent down upon him from
his Lord! Say: Lo! Allah sendeth whom He will astray, and guideth unto Himself all
who turn (unto Him),

013.028 Who have believed and whose hearts have rest in the remembrance of Allah.
Verily in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest!
013.029 Those who believe and do right: Joy is for them, and bliss (their) journey's
end.

013.030 Thus We send thee (O Muhammad) unto a nation, before whom other
nations have passed away, that thou mayst recite unto them that which We have
inspired in thee, while they are disbelievers in the Beneficent. Say: He is my Lord;
there is no God save Him. In Him do I put my trust and unto Him is my recourse.

013.031 Had it been possible for a Lecture to cause the mountains to move, or the
earth to be torn asunder, or the dead to speak, (this Qur'an would have done so). Nay,
but Allah's is the whole command. Do not those who believe know that, had Allah
willed, He could have guided all mankind ? As for those who disbelieve, disaster
ceaseth not to strike them because of what they do, or it dwelleth near their home
until the threat of Allah come to pass. Lo! Allah faileth not to keep the tryst.

013.032 And verily messengers (of Allah) were mocked before thee, but long I bore
with those who disbelieved. At length I seized them, and how (awful) was My
punishment!

013.033 Is He Who is aware of the deserts of every soul (as he who is aware of
nothing) ? Yet they ascribe unto Allah partners. Say: Name them. Is it that ye would
inform Him of something which He knoweth not in the earth ? Or is it but a way of
speaking ? Nay but their contrivance is made seeming fair for those who disbelieve
and they are kept from the right road. He whom Allah sendeth astray, for him there is
no guide.

013.034 For them is torment in the life of the world, and verily the doom of the
Hereafter is more painful, and they have no defender from Allah.

013.035 A similitude of the Garden which is promised unto those who keep their duty
(to Allah): Underneath it rivers flow; its food is everlasting, and its shade; this is the
reward of those who keep their duty, while the reward of disbelievers is the Fire.

013.036 Those unto whom We gave the Scripture rejoice in that which is revealed
unto thee. And of the clans there are who deny some of it. Say: I am commanded only
that I serve Allah and ascribe unto Him no partner. Unto Him I cry, and unto Him is
my return.

013.037 Thus have We revealed it, a decisive utterance in Arabic; and if thou
shouldst follow their desires after that which hath come unto thee of knowledge, then
truly wouldst thou have from Allah no protecting friend nor defender.
013.038 And verily We sent messengers (to mankind) before thee, and We appointed
for them wives and offspring, and it was not (given) to any messenger that he should
bring a portent save by Allah's leave. For everything there is a time prescribed.

013.039 Allah effaceth what He will, and establisheth (what He will), and with Him is
the source of ordinance.

013.040 Whether We let thee see something of that which We have promised them,
or make thee die (before its happening), thine is but conveyance (of the message).
Ours the reckoning.

013.041 See they not how we aim to the land, reducing it of its outlying parts ?
(When) Allah doometh there is none that can postpone His doom, and He is swift at
reckoning.

013.042 Those who were before them plotted; but all plotting is Allah's. He knoweth
that which each soul earneth. The disbelievers will come to know for whom will be
the sequel of the (heavenly) Home.

013.043 They who disbelieve say: Thou art no messenger (of Allah). Say: Allah, and
whosoever hath knowledge of the Scripture, is sufficient witness between me and
you.

014.001 Alif. Lam. Ra. (This is) a Scripture which We have revealed unto thee
(Muhammad) that thereby thou mayst bring forth mankind from darkness unto light,
by the permission of their Lord, unto the path of the Mighty, the Owner of Praise,

014.002 Allah, unto Whom belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is
in the earth. and woe unto the disbelievers from an awful doom;

014.003 Those who love the life of the world more than the Hereafter, and debar
(men) from the way of Allah and would have it crooked: such are far astray.

014.004 And We never sent a messenger save with the language of his folk, that he
might make (the message) clear for them. Then Allah sendeth whom He will astray,
and guideth whom He will. He is the Mighty, the Wise.

014.005 We verily sent Moses with Our revelations, saying: Bring thy people forth
from darkness unto light. And remind them of the days of Allah. Lo! therein are
revelations for each steadfast, thankful (heart).
014.006 And (remind them) how Moses said unto his people: Remember Allah's
favour unto you when He delivered you from Pharaoh's folk who were afflicting you
with dreadful torment, and were slaying your sons and sparing your women; that was
a tremendous trial from your Lord.

014.007 And when your Lord proclaimed: If ye give thanks, I will give you more; but
if ye are thankless, lo! My punishment is dire.

014.008 And Moses said: Though ye and all who are in the earth prove thankless, lo!
Allah verily is Absolute, Owner of Praise.

014.009 Hath not the history of those before you reached you: the folk of Noah, and
(the tribes of) A'ad and Thamud, and those after them ? None save Allah knoweth
them. Their messengers came unto them with clear proofs, but they thrust their hands
into their mouths, and said: Lo! we disbelieve in that wherewith ye have been sent,
and lo! we are in grave doubt concerning that to which ye call us.

014.010 Their messengers said: Can there be doubt concerning Allah, the Creator of
the heavens and the earth ? He calleth you that He may forgive you your sins and
reprieve you unto an appointed term. They said: Ye are but mortals like us, who
would fain turn us away from what our fathers used to worship. Then bring some
clear warrant.

014.011 Their messengers said unto them: We are but mortals like you, but Allah
giveth grace unto whom He will of His slaves. It is not ours to bring you a warrant
unless by the permission of Allah. In Allah let believers put their trust!

014.012 How should we not put our trust in Allah when He hath shown us our ways ?
We surely will endure the hurt ye do us. In Allah let the trusting put their trust.

014.013 And those who disbelieved said unto their messengers: Verily we will drive
you out from our land, unless ye return to our religion. Then their Lord inspired them,
(saying): Verily we shall destroy the wrong-doers,

014.014 And verily We shall make you to dwell in the land after them. This is for him
who feareth My Majesty and feareth My threats.

014.015 And they sought help (from their Lord) and every froward potentate was
bought to naught;
014.016 Hell is before him, and he is made to drink a festering water,

014.017 Which he sippeth but can hardly swallow, and death cometh unto him from
every side while yet he cannot die, and before him is a harsh doom.

014.018 A similitude of those who disbelieve in their Lord: Their works are as ashes
which the wind bloweth hard upon a stormy day. They have no control of aught that
they have earned. That is the extreme failure.

014.019 Hast thou not seen that Allah hath created the heavens and the earth with
truth ? If He will, He can remove you and bring (in) some new creation;

014.020 And that is no great matter for Allah.

014.021 They all come forth unto their Lord. Then those who were despised say unto
those who were scornful: We were unto you a following, can ye then avert from us
aught of Allah's doom ? They say: Had Allah guided us, we should have guided you.
Whether we rage or patiently endure is (now) all one for us; we have no place of
refuge.

014.022 And Satan saith, when the matter hath been decided: Lo! Allah promised you
a promise of truth; and I promised you, then failed you. And I had no power over you
save that I called unto you and ye obeyed me. So blame not, but blame yourselves. I
cannot help you, nor can ye help me, Lo! I disbelieved in that which ye before
ascribed to me. Lo! for wrong-doers is a painful doom.

014.023 And those who believed and did good works are made to enter Gardens
underneath which rivers flow, therein abiding by permission of their Lord, their
greeting therein: Peace!

014.024 Seest thou not how Allah coineth a similitude: A goodly saying, as a goodly
tree, its root set firm, its branches reaching into heaven,

014.025 Giving its fruit at every season by permission of its Lord ? Allah coineth the
similitudes for mankind in order that they may reflect.

014.026 And the similitude of a bad saying is as a bad tree, uprooted from upon the
earth, possessing no stability.
014.027 Allah confirmeth those who believe by a firm saying in the life of the world
and in the Hereafter, and Allah sendeth wrong-doers astray. And Allah doeth what He
will.

014.028 Hast thou not seen those who gave the grace of Allah in exchange for
thanklessness and led their people down to the Abode of Loss,

014.029 (Even to) hell ? They are exposed thereto. A hapless end!

014.030 And they set up rivals to Allah that they may mislead (men) from His way.
Say: Enjoy life (while ye may) for lo! your journey's end will be the Fire.

014.031 Tell My bondmen who believe to establish worship and spend of that which
We have given them, secretly and publicly, before a day cometh wherein there will be
neither traffick nor befriending.

014.032 Allah is He Who created the heavens and the earth, and causeth water to
descend from the sky, thereby producing fruits as food for you, and maketh the ships
to be of service unto you, that they may run upon the sea at His command, and hath
made of service unto you the rivers;

014.033 And maketh the sun and the moon, constant in their courses, to be of service
unto you, and hath made of service unto you the night and the day.

014.034 And He giveth you of all ye ask of Him, and if ye would count the bounty of
Allah ye cannot reckon it. Lo! man is verily a wrong-doer, an ingrate.

014.035 And when Abraham said: My Lord! Make safe this territory, and preserve
me and my sons from serving idols.

014.036 My Lord! Lo! they have led many of mankind astray. But whoso followeth
me, he verily is of me. And whoso disobeyeth me - Still Thou art Forgiving, Merciful.

014.037 Our Lord! Lo! I have settled some of my posterity in an uncultivable valley
near unto Thy holy House, our Lord! that they may establish proper worship; so
incline some hearts of men that they may yearn toward them, and provide Thou them
with fruits in order that they may be thankful.
014.038 Our Lord! Lo! Thou knowest that which we hide and that which we
proclaim. Nothing in the earth or in the heaven is hidden from Allah.

014.039 Praise be to Allah Who hath given me, in my old age, Ishmael and Isaac! Lo!
my Lord is indeed the Hearer of Prayer.

014.040 My Lord! Make me to establish proper worship, and some of my posterity
(also); our Lord! and accept my prayer.

014.041 Our Lord! Forgive me and my parents and believers on the day when the
account is cast.

014.042 Deem not that Allah is unaware of what the wicked do. He but giveth them a
respite till a day when eyes will stare (in terror),

014.043 As they come hurrying on in fear, their heads upraised, their gaze returning
not to them, and their hearts as air.

014.044 And warn mankind of a day when the doom will come upon them, and those
who did wrong will say: Our Lord! Reprieve us for a little while. We will obey Thy
call and will follow the messengers. (It will be answered): Did ye not swear before
that there would be no end for you ?

014.045 And (have ye not) dwelt in the dwellings of those who wronged themselves
(of old) and (hath it not) become plain to you how We dealt with them and made
examples for you ?

014.046 Verily they have plotted their plot, and their plot is with Allah, though their
plot were one whereby the mountains should be moved.

014.047 So think not that Allah will fail to keep His promise to His messengers. Lo!
Allah is Mighty, Able to Requite (the wrong).

014.048 On the day when the earth will be changed to other than the earth, and the
heavens (also will be changed) and they will come forth unto Allah, the One, the
Almighty,

014.049 Thou wilt see the guilty on that day linked together in chains,
014.050 Their raiment of pitch, and the Fire covering their faces,

014.051 That Allah may repay each soul what it hath earned. Lo! Allah is swift at
reckoning.

014.052 This is a clear message for mankind in order that they may be warned
thereby, and that they may know that He is only One God, and that men of
understanding may take heed.

015.001 Alif. Lam. Ra. These are verses of the Scripture and a plain Reading.

015.002 It may be that those who disbelieve wish ardently that they were Muslims.

015.003 Let them eat and enjoy life, and let (false) hope beguile them. They will
come to know!

015.004 And We destroyed no township but there was a known decree for it.

015.005 No nation can outstrip its term nor can they lag behind.

015.006 And they say: O thou unto whom the Reminder is revealed, lo! thou art
indeed a madman!

015.007 Why bringest thou not angels unto us, if thou art of the truthful ?

015.008 We send not down the angels save with the Fact, and in that case (the
disbelievers) would not be tolerated.

015.009 Lo! We, even We, reveal the Reminder, and lo! We verily are its Guardian.

015.010 We verily sent (messengers) before thee among the factions of the men of
old.

015.011 And never came there unto them a messenger but they did mock him.

015.012 Thus do We make it traverse the hearts of the guilty:

015.013 They believe not therein, though the example of the men of old hath gone
before.
015.014 And even if We opened unto them a gate of heaven and they kept mounting
through it,

015.015 They would say: Our sight is wrong - nay, but we are folk bewitched.

015.016 And verily in the heaven we have set mansions of the stars, and We have
beautified it for beholders.

015.017 And We have guarded it from every outcast devil,

015.018 Save him who stealeth the hearing, and them doth a clear flame pursue.

015.019 And the earth have We spread out, and placed therein firm hills, and caused
each seemly thing to grow therein.

015.020 And we have given unto you livelihoods therein, and unto those for whom ye
provide not.

015.021 And there is not a thing but with Us are the stores thereof. And we send it not
down save in appointed measure.

015.022 And We send the winds fertilising, and cause water to descend from the sky,
and give it you to drink. It is not ye who are the holders of the store thereof.

015.023 Lo! and it is We, even We, Who quicken and give death, and We are the
Inheritor.

015.024 And verily We know the eager among you and verily We know the laggards.

015.025 Lo! thy Lord will gather them together. Lo! He is Wise, Aware.

015.026 Verily We created man of potter's clay of black mud altered,

015.027 And the jinn did We create aforetime of essential fire.

015.028 And (remember) when thy Lord said unto the angels: Lo! I am creating a
mortal out of potter's clay of black mud altered,
015.029 So, when I have made him and have breathed into him of My Spirit, do ye
fall down, prostrating yourselves unto him.

015.030 So the angels fell prostrate, all of them together

015.031 Save Iblis. He refused to be among the prostrate.

015.032 He said: O Iblis! What aileth thee that thou art not among the prostrate ?

015.033 He said: I am not one to prostrate myself unto a mortal whom Thou hast
created out of potter's clay of black mud altered!

015.034 He said: Then go thou forth from hence, for lo! thou art outcast.

015.035 And lo! the curse shall be upon thee till the Day of Judgment.

015.036 He said: My Lord! Reprieve me till the day when they are raised.

015.037 He said: Then lo! thou art of those reprieved

015.038 Till the Day of appointed time.

015.039 He said: My Lord! Because Thou hast sent me astray, I verily shall adorn the
path of error for them in the earth, and shall mislead them every one,

015.040 Save such of them as are Thy perfectly devoted slaves.

015.041 He said: This is a right course incumbent upon Me:

015.042 Lo! as for My slaves, thou hast no power over any of them save such of the
froward as follow thee,

015.043 And lo! for all such, hell will be the promised place.

015.044 It hath seven gates, and each gate hath an appointed portion.

015.045 Lo! those who ward off (evil) are among gardens and watersprings.
015.046 (And it is said unto them): Enter them in peace, secure.

015.047 And We remove whatever rancour may be in their breasts. As brethren, face
to face, (they rest) on couches raised.

015.048 Toil cometh not unto them there, nor will they be expelled from thence.

015.049 Announce, (O Muhammad) unto My slaves that verily I am the Forgiving,
the Merciful,

015.050 And that My doom is the dolorous doom.

015.051 And tell them of Abraham's guests,

015.052 (How) when they came in unto him, and said: Peace. He said: Lo! we are
afraid of you.

015.053 They said: Be not afraid! Lo! we bring thee good tidings of a boy possessing
wisdom.

015.054 He said: Bring ye me good tidings (of a son) when old age hath overtaken me
? Of what then can ye bring good tidings ?

015.055 They said: We bring thee good tidings in truth. So be not thou of the
despairing.

015.056 He said: And who despaireth of the mercy of his Lord save those who are
astray ?

015.057 He said: And afterward what is your business, O ye messengers (of Allah) ?

015.058 They said: We have been sent unto a guilty folk,

015.059 (All) save the family of Lot. Them we shall deliver every one,

015.060 Except his wife, of whom We had decreed that she should be of those who
stay behind.

015.061 And when the messengers came unto the family of Lot,

015.062 He said: Lo! ye are folk unknown (to me).
015.063 They said: Nay, but we bring thee that concerning which they keep
disputing,

015.064 And bring thee the Truth, and lo! we are truth-tellers.

015.065 So travel with thy household in a portion of the night, and follow thou their
backs. Let none of you turn round, but go whither ye are commanded.

015.066 And We made plain the case to him, that the root of them (who did wrong)
was to be cut at early morn.

015.067 And the people of the city came, rejoicing at the news (of new arrivals).

015.068 He said: Lo! they are my guests. Affront me not!

015.069 And keep your duty to Allah, and shame me not!

015.070 They said; Have we not forbidden you from (entertaining) anyone ?

015.071 He said: Here are my daughters, if ye must be doing (so).

015.072 By thy life (O Muhammad) they moved blindly in the frenzy of approaching
death.

015.073 Then the (Awful) Cry overtook them at the sunrise.

015.074 And We utterly confounded them, and We rained upon them stones of heated
clay.

015.075 Lo! therein verily are portents for those who read the signs.

015.076 And lo! it is upon a road still uneffaced.

015.077 Lo! therein is indeed a portent for believers.

015.078 And the dwellers in the wood indeed were evil-doers.

015.079 So we took vengeance on them; and lo! they both are on a high-road plain to
see.

015.080 And the dwellers in Al-Hijr denied (Our) messengers.
015.081 And we gave them Our revelations, but they were averse to them.

015.082 And they used to hew out dwellings from the hills, (wherein they dwelt)
secure.

015.083 But the (Awful) Cry overtook them at the morning hour,

015.084 And that which they were wont to count as gain availed them not.

015.085 We created not the heavens and the earth and all that is between them save
with truth, and lo! the Hour is surely coming. So forgive, (O Muhammad), with a
gracious forgiveness.

015.086 Lo! Thy Lord! He is the All-Wise Creator.

015.087 We have given thee seven of the oft-repeated (verses) and the great Qur'an.

015.088 Strain not thine eyes toward that which We cause some wedded pairs among
them to enjoin, and be not grieved on their account, and lower thy wing (in
tenderness) for the believers.

015.089 And say: Lo! I, even I, am a plain warner,

015.090 Such as We send down for those who make division,

015.091 Those who break the Qur'an into parts.

015.092 Them, by thy Lord, We shall question, every one,

015.093 Of what they used to do.

015.094 So proclaim that which thou art commanded, and withdraw from the
idolaters.

015.095 Lo! We defend thee from the scoffers,

015.096 Who set some other god along with Allah. But they will come to know.

015.097 Well know We that thy bosom is oppressed by what they say,
015.098 But hymn the praise of thy Lord, and be of those who make prostration (unto
Him).

015.099 And serve thy Lord till the Inevitable cometh unto thee.

016.001 The commandment of Allah will come to pass, so seek not ye to hasten it.
Glorified and Exalted be He above all that they associate (with Him).

016.002 He sendeth down the angels with the Spirit of His command unto whom He
will of His bondmen, (saying): Warn mankind that there is no God save Me, so keep
your duty unto Me.

016.003 He hath created the heavens and the earth with truth. High be He Exalted
above all that they associate (with Him).

016.004 He hath created man from a drop of fluid, yet behold! he is an open
opponent.

016.005 And the cattle hath He created, whence ye have warm clothing and uses, and
whereof ye eat;

016.006 And wherein is beauty for you, when ye bring them home, and when ye take
them out to pasture.

016.007 And they bear your loads for you unto a land ye could not reach save with
great trouble to yourselves. Lo! your Lord is Full of Pity, Merciful.

016.008 And horses and mules and asses (hath He created) that ye may ride them, and
for ornament. And He createth that which ye know not.

016.009 And Allah's is the direction of the way, and some (roads) go not straight.
And had He willed He would have led you all aright.

016.010 He it is Who sendeth down water from the sky, whence ye have drink, and
whence are trees on which ye send your beasts to pasture.

016.011 Therewith He causeth crops to grow for you, and the olive and the date-palm
and grapes and all kinds of fruit. Lo! herein is indeed a portent for people who reflect.
016.012 And He hath constrained the night and the day and the sun and the moon to
be of service unto you, and the stars are made subservient by His command. Lo!
herein indeed are portents for people who have sense.

016.013 And whatsoever He hath created for you in the earth of divers hues, lo!
therein is indeed a portent for people who take heed.

016.014 And He it is Who hath constrained the sea to be of service that ye eat fresh
meat from thence, and bring forth from thence ornaments which ye wear. And thou
seest the ships ploughing it that ye (mankind) may seek of His bounty and that haply
ye may give thanks.

016.015 And He hath cast into the earth firm hills that it quake not with you, and
streams and roads that ye may find a way.

016.016 And landmarks (too), and by the star they find a way.

016.017 Is He then Who createth as him who createth not ? Will ye not then
remember ?

016.018 And if ye would count the favour of Allah ye cannot reckon it. Lo! Allah is
indeed Forgiving, Merciful.

016.019 And Allah knoweth that which ye keep hidden and that which ye proclaim.

016.020 Those unto whom they cry beside Allah created naught, but are themselves
created.

016.021 (They are) dead, not living. And they know not when they will be raised.

016.022 Your God is One God. But as for those who believe not in the Hereafter their
hearts refuse to know, for they are proud.

016.023 Assuredly Allah knoweth that which they keep hidden and that which they
proclaim. Lo! He loveth not the proud.

016.024 And when it is said unto them: What hath your Lord revealed ? they say:
(Mere) fables of the men of old,

016.025 That they may bear their burdens undiminished on the Day of Resurrection,
with somewhat of the burdens of those whom they mislead without knowledge. Ah!
evil is that which they bear!
016.026 Those before them plotted, so Allah struck at the foundations of their
building, and then the roof fell down upon them from above them, and the doom
came on them whence they knew not;

016.027 Then on the Day of Resurrection He will disgrace them and will say: Where
are My partners, for whose sake ye opposed (My guidance) ? Those who have been
given knowledge will say: Disgrace this day and evil are upon the disbelievers,

016.028 Whom the angels cause to die while they are wronging themselves. Then will
they make full submission (saying): We used not to do any wrong. Nay! Surely Allah
is Knower of what ye used to do.

016.029 So enter the gates of hell, to dwell therein for ever. Woeful indeed will be the
lodging of the arrogant.

016.030 And it is said unto those who ward off (evil): What hath your Lord revealed ?
They say: Good. For those who do good in this world there is a good (reward) and the
home of the Hereafter will be better. Pleasant indeed will be the home of those who
ward off (evil) -

016.031 Gardens of Eden which they enter, underneath which rivers flow, wherein
they have what they will. Thus Allah repayeth those who ward off (evil),

016.032 Those whom the angels cause to die (when they are) good. They say: Peace
be unto you! Enter the Garden because of what ye used to do.

016.033 Await they aught say that the angels should come unto them or thy Lord's
command should come to pass ? Even so did those before them. Allah wronged them
not, but they did wrong themselves,

016.034 So that the evils of what they did smote them, and that which they used to
mock surrounded them.

016.035 And the idolaters say: Had Allah willed, we had not worshipped aught beside
Him, we and our fathers, nor had we forbidden aught without (command from) Him.
Even so did those before them. Are the messengers charged with aught save plain
conveyance (of the message) ?

016.036 And verily We have raised in every nation a messenger, (proclaiming): Serve
Allah and shun false gods. Then some of them (there were) whom Allah guided, and
some of them (there were) upon whom error had just hold. Do but travel in the land
and see the nature of the consequence for the deniers!
016.037 Even if thou (O Muhammad) desirest their right guidance, still Allah
assuredly will not guide him who misleadeth. Such have no helpers.

016.038 And they swear by Allah their most binding oaths (that) Allah will not raise
up him who dieth. Nay, but it is a promise (binding) upon Him in truth, but most of
mankind know not,

016.039 That He may explain unto them that wherein they differ, and that those who
disbelieved may know that they were liars.

016.040 And Our word unto a thing, when We intend it, is only that We say unto it:
Be! and it is.

016.041 And those who became fugitives for the cause of Allah after they had been
oppressed, We verily shall give them goodly lodging in the world, and surely the
reward of the Hereafter is greater, if they but knew;

016.042 Such as are steadfast and put their trust in Allah.

016.043 And We sent not (as Our messengers) before thee other than men whom We
inspired - Ask the followers of the Remembrance if ye know not! -

016.044 With clear proofs and writings; and We have revealed unto thee the
Remembrance that thou mayst explain to mankind that which hath been revealed for
them, and that haply they may reflect.

016.045 Are they who plan ill-deeds then secure that Allah will not cause the earth to
swallow them, or that the doom will not come on them whence they know not ?

016.046 Or that He will not seize them in their going to and fro so that there be no
escape for them ?

016.047 Or that He will not seize them with a gradual wasting ? Lo! thy Lord is
indeed Full of Pity, Merciful.

016.048 Have they not observed all things that Allah hath created, how their shadows
incline to the right and to the left, making prostration unto Allah, and they are lowly ?

016.049 And unto Allah maketh prostration whatsoever is in the heavens and
whatsoever is in the earth of living creatures, and the angels (also) and they are not
proud.
016.050 They fear their Lord above them, and do what they are bidden.

016.051 Allah hath said: Choose not two gods. There is only One God. So of Me, Me
only, be in awe.

016.052 Unto Him belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth, and religion
is His for ever. Will ye then fear any other than Allah ?

016.053 And whatever of comfort ye enjoy, it is from Allah. Then, when misfortune
reacheth you, unto Him ye cry for help.

016.054 And afterward, when He hath rid you of the misfortune, behold! a set of you
attribute partners to their Lord,

016.055 So as to deny that which We have given them. Then enjoy life (while ye
may), for ye will come to know.

016.056 And they assign a portion of that which We have given them unto what they
know not. By Allah! but ye will indeed be asked concerning (all) that ye used to
invent.

016.057 And they assign unto Allah daughters - Be He Glorified! - and unto
themselves what they desire;

016.058 When if one of them receiveth tidings of the birth of a female, his face
remaineth darkened, and he is wroth inwardly.

016.059 He hideth himself from the folk because of the evil of that whereof he hath
had tidings, (asking himself): Shall he keep it in contempt, or bury it beneath the dust.
Verily evil is their judgment.

016.060 For those who believe not in the Hereafter is an evil similitude, and Allah's is
the Sublime Similitude. He is the Mighty, the Wise.

016.061 If Allah were to take mankind to task for their wrong-doing, he would not
leave hereon a living creature, but He reprieveth them to an appointed term, and when
their term cometh they cannot put (it) off an hour nor (yet) advance (it).

016.062 And they assign unto Allah that which they (themselves) dislike, and their
tongues expound the lie that the better portion will be theirs. Assuredly theirs will be
the Fire, and they will be abandoned.
016.063 By Allah, We verily sent messengers unto the nations before thee, but the
devil made their deeds fairseeming unto them. So he is their patron this day, and
theirs will be a painful doom.

016.064 And We have revealed the Scripture unto thee only that thou mayst explain
unto them that wherein they differ, and (as) a guidance and a mercy for a people who
believe.

016.065 Allah sendeth down water from the sky and therewith reviveth the earth after
her death. Lo! herein is indeed a portent for a folk who hear.

016.066 And lo! in the cattle there is a lesson for you. We give you to drink of that
which is in their bellies, from betwixt the refuse and the blood, pure milk palatable to
the drinkers.

016.067 And of the fruits of the date-palm, and grapes, whence ye derive strong drink
and (also) good nourishment. Lo! therein is indeed a portent for people who have
sense.

016.068 And thy Lord inspired the bee, saying: Choose thou habitations in the hills
and in the trees and in that which they thatch;

016.069 Then eat of all fruits, and follow the ways of thy Lord, made smooth (for
thee). There cometh forth from their bellies a drink divers of hues, wherein is healing
for mankind. Lo! herein is indeed a portent for people who reflect.

016.070 And Allah createth you, then causeth you to die, and among you is he who is
brought back to the most abject stage of life, so that he knoweth nothing after (having
had) knowledge. Lo! Allah is Knower, Powerful.

016.071 And Allah hath favoured some of you above others in provision. Now those
who are more favoured will by no means hand over their provision to those (slaves)
whom their right hands possess, so that they may be equal with them in respect
thereof. Is it then the grace of Allah that they deny ?

016.072 And Allah hath given you wives of your own kind, and hath given you, from
your wives, sons and grandsons, and hath made provision of good things for you. Is it
then in vanity that they believe and in the grace of Allah that they disbelieve ?
016.073 And they worship beside Allah that which owneth no provision whatsoever
for them from the heavens or the earth, nor have they (whom they worship) any
power.

016.074 So coin not similitudes for Allah. Lo! Allah knoweth; ye know not.

016.075 Allah coineth a similitude: (on the one hand) a (mere) chattel slave, who hath
control of nothing, and (on the other hand) one on whom we have bestowed a fair
provision from Us, and he spendeth thereof secretly and openly. Are they equal ?
Praise be to Allah! But most of them know not.

016.076 And Allah coineth a similitude: Two men, one of them dumb, having control
of nothing, and he is a burden on his owner; whithersoever he directeth him to go, he
bringeth no good. Is he equal with one who enjoineth justice and followeth a straight
path (of conduct) ?

016.077 And unto Allah belongeth the Unseen of the heavens and the earth, and the
matter of the Hour (of Doom) is but as a twinkling of the eye, or it is nearer still. Lo!
Allah is Able to do all things.

016.078 And Allah brought you forth from the wombs of your mothers knowing
nothing, and gave you hearing and sight and hearts that haply ye might give thanks.

016.079 Have they not seen the birds obedient in mid-air ? None holdeth them save
Allah. Lo! herein, verily, are portents for a people who believe.

016.080 And Allah hath given you in your houses an abode, and hath given you
(also), of the hides of cattle, houses which ye find light (to carry) on the day of
migration and on the day of pitching camp; and of their wool and their fur and their
hair, caparison and comfort for a while.

016.081 And Allah hath given you, of that which He hath created, shelter from the
sun; and hath given you places of refuge in the mountains, and hath given you coats
to ward off the heat from you, and coats (of armour) to save you from your own
foolhardiness. Thus doth He perfect His favour unto you, in order that ye may
surrender (unto Him).

016.082 Then, if they turn away, thy duty (O Muhammad) is but plain conveyance (of
the message).

016.083 They know the favour of Allah and then deny it. Most of them are ingrates.
016.084 And (bethink you of) the day when we raise up of every nation a witness,
then there is no leave for disbelievers, nor are they allowed to make amends.

016.085 And when those who did wrong behold the doom, it will not be made light
for them, nor will they be reprieved.

016.086 And when those who ascribed partners to Allah behold those partners of
theirs, they will say: Our Lord! these are our partners unto whom we used to cry
instead of Thee. But they will fling to them the saying: Lo! ye verily are liars!

016.087 And they proffer unto Allah submission on that day, and all that they used to
invent hath failed them.

016.088 For those who disbelieve and debar (men) from the way of Allah, We add
doom to doom because they wrought corruption,

016.089 And (bethink you of) the day when We raise in every nation a witness
against them of their own folk, and We bring thee (Muhammad) as a witness against
these. And We reveal the Scripture unto thee as an exposition of all things, and a
guidance and a mercy and good tidings for those who have surrendered (to Allah).

016.090 Lo! Allah enjoineth justice and kindness, and giving to kinsfolk, and
forbiddeth lewdness and abomination and wickedness. He exhorteth you in order that
ye may take heed.

016.091 Fulfil the covenant of Allah when ye have covenanted, and break not your
oaths after the asseveration of them, and after ye have made Allah surety over you.
Lo! Allah knoweth what ye do.

016.092 And be not like unto her who unravelleth the thread, after she hath made it
strong, to thin filaments, making your oaths a deceit between you because of a nation
being more numerous than (another) nation. Allah only trieth you thereby, and He
verily will explain to you on the Day of Resurrection that wherein ye differed.

016.093 Had Allah willed He could have made you (all) one nation, but He sendeth
whom He will astray and guideth whom He will, and ye will indeed be asked of what
ye used to do.
016.094 Make not your oaths a deceit between you, lest a foot should slip after being
firmly planted and ye should taste evil forasmuch as ye debarred (men) from the way
of Allah, and yours should be an awful doom.

016.095 And purchase not a small gain at the price of Allah's covenant. Lo! that
which Allah hath is better for you, if ye did but know.

016.096 That which ye have wasteth away, and that which Allah hath remaineth. And
verily We shall pay those who are steadfast a recompense in proportion to the best of
what they used to do.

016.097 Whosoever doeth right, whether male or female, and is a believer, him verily
we shall quicken with good life, and We shall pay them a recompense in proportion to
the best of what they used to do.

016.098 And when thou recitest the Qur'an, seek refuge in Allah from Satan the
outcast.

016.099 Lo! he hath no power over those who believe and put trust in their Lord.

016.100 His power is only over those who make a friend of him, and those who
ascribe partners unto Him (Allah).

016.101 And when We put a revelation in place of (another) revelation, - and Allah
knoweth best what He revealeth - they say: Lo! thou art but inventing. Most of them
know not.

016.102 Say: The holy Spirit hath delivered it from thy Lord with truth, that it may
confirm (the faith of) those who believe, and as guidance and good tidings for those
who have surrendered (to Allah).

016.103 And We know well that they say: Only a man teacheth him. The speech of
him at whom they falsely hint is outlandish, and this is clear Arabic speech.

016.104 Lo! those who disbelieve the revelations of Allah, Allah guideth them not
and theirs will be a painful doom.

016.105 Only they invent falsehood who believe not Allah's revelations, and (only)
they are the liars.
016.106 Whoso disbelieveth in Allah after his belief - save him who is forced thereto
and whose heart is still content with the Faith - but whoso findeth ease in disbelief:
On them is wrath from Allah. Theirs will be an awful doom.

016.107 That is because they have chosen the life of the world rather than the
Hereafter, and because Allah guideth not the disbelieving folk.

016.108 Such are they whose hearts and ears and eyes Allah hath sealed. And such
are the heedless.

016.109 Assuredly in the Hereafter they are the losers.

016.110 Then lo! thy Lord - for those who became fugitives after they had been
persecuted, and then fought and were steadfast - lo! thy Lord afterward is (for them)
indeed Forgiving, Merciful.

016.111 On the Day when every soul will come pleading for itself, and every soul
will be repaid what it did, and they will not be wronged.

016.112 Allah coineth a similitude: a township that dwelt secure and well content, its
provision coming to it in abundance from every side, but it disbelieved in Allah's
favours, so Allah made it experience the garb of dearth and fear because of what they
used to do.

016.113 And verily there had come unto them a messenger from among them, but
they had denied him, and so the torment seized them while they were wrong-doers.

016.114 So eat of the lawful and good food which Allah hath provided for you, and
thank the bounty of your Lord if it is Him ye serve.

016.115 He hath forbidden for you only carrion and blood and swineflesh and that
which hath been immolated in the name of any other than Allah; but he who is driven
thereto, neither craving nor transgressing, lo! then Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

016.116 And speak not, concerning that which your own tongues qualify (as clean or
unclean), the falsehood: "This is lawful, and this is forbidden," so that ye invent a lie
against Allah. Lo! those who invent a lie against Allah will not succeed.

016.117 A brief enjoyment (will be theirs); and theirs a painful doom.
016.118 And unto those who are Jews We have forbidden that which We have
already related unto thee. And We wronged them not, but they were wont to wrong
themselves.

016.119 Then lo! thy Lord - for those who do evil in ignorance and afterward repent
and amend - lo! (for them) thy Lord is afterward indeed Forgiving, Merciful.

016.120 Lo! Abraham was a nation obedient to Allah, by nature upright, and he was
not of the idolaters;

016.121 Thankful for His bounties; He chose him and He guided him unto a straight
path.

016.122 And We gave him good in the world, and in the Hereafter he is among the
righteous.

016.123 And afterward We inspired thee (Muhammad, saying): Follow the religion of
Abraham, as one by nature upright. He was not of the idolaters.

016.124 The Sabbath was appointed only for those who differed concerning it, and lo!
thy Lord will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that
wherein they used to differ.

016.125 Call unto the way of thy Lord with wisdom and fair exhortation, and reason
with them in the better way. Lo! thy Lord is Best Aware of him who strayeth from
His way, and He is Best Aware of those who go aright.

016.126 If ye punish, then punish with the like of that wherewith ye were afflicted.
But if ye endure patiently, verily it is better for the patient.

016.127 Endure thou patiently (O Muhammad). Thine endurance is only by (the help
of) Allah. Grieve not for them, and be not in distress because of that which they
devise.

016.128 Lo! Allah is with those who keep their duty unto Him and those who are
doers of good.

017.001 Glorified be He Who carried His servant by night from the Inviolable Place
of Worship to the Far distant place of worship the neighbourhood whereof We have
blessed, that We might show him of Our tokens! Lo! He, only He, is the Hearer, the
Seer.

017.002 We gave unto Moses the Scripture, and We appointed it a guidance for the
children of Israel, saying: Choose no guardian beside Me.
017.003 (They were) the seed of those whom We carried (in the ship) along with
Noah. Lo! he was a grateful slave.

017.004 And We decreed for the Children of Israel in the Scripture: Ye verily will
work corruption in the earth twice, and ye will become great tyrants.

017.005 So when the time for the first of the two came, We roused against you slaves
of Ours of great might who ravaged (your) country, and it was a threat performed.

017.006 Then we gave you once again your turn against them, and We aided you with
wealth and children and made you more in soldiery.

017.007 (Saying): If ye do good, ye do good for your own souls, and if ye do evil, it is
for them (in like manner). So, when the time for the second (of the judgments) came
(We roused against you others of Our slaves) to ravage you, and to enter the Temple
even as they entered it the first time, and to lay waste all that they conquered with an
utter wasting.

017.008 It may be that your Lord will have mercy on you, but if ye repeat (the crime)
We shall repeat (the punishment), and We have appointed hell a dungeon for the
disbelievers.

017.009 Lo! this Qur'an guideth unto that which is straightest, and giveth tidings unto
the believers who do good works that theirs will be a great reward.

017.010 And that those who believe not in the Hereafter, for them We have prepared
a painful doom.

017.011 Man prayeth for evil as he prayeth for good; for man was ever hasty.

017.012 And We appoint the night and the day two portents. Then We make dark the
portent of the night, and We make the portent of the day sight-giving, that ye may
seek bounty from your Lord, and that ye may know the computation of the years, and
the reckoning; and everything have We expounded with a clear expounding.

017.013 And every man's augury have We fastened to his own neck, and We shall
bring forth for him on the Day of Resurrection a book which he will find wide open.

017.014 (And it will be said unto him): Read thy Book. Thy soul sufficeth as reckoner
against thee this day.
017.015 Whosoever goeth right, it is only for (the good of) his own soul that he goeth
right, and whosoever erreth, erreth only to its hurt. No laden soul can bear another's
load, We never punish until we have sent a messenger.

017.016 And when We would destroy a township We send commandment to its folk
who live at ease, and afterward they commit abomination therein, and so the Word (of
doom) hath effect for it, and we annihilate it with complete annihilation.

017.017 How many generations have We destroyed since Noah! And Allah sufficeth
as Knower and Beholder of the sins of His slaves.

017.018 Whoso desireth that (life) which hasteneth away, We hasten for him therein
what We will for whom We please. And afterward We have appointed for him hell;
he will endure the heat thereof, condemned, rejected.

017.019 And whoso desireth the Hereafter and striveth for it with the effort necessary,
being a believer; for such, their effort findeth favour (with their Lord).

017.020 Each do We supply, both these and those, from the bounty of thy Lord. And
the bounty of thy Lord can never be walled up.

017.021 See how We prefer one of them above another, and verily the Hereafter will
be greater in degrees and greater in preferment.

017.022 Set not up with Allah any other god (O man) lest thou sit down reproved,
forsaken.

017.023 Thy Lord hath decreed, that ye worship none save Him, and (that ye show)
kindness to parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age with thee, say not
"Fie" unto them nor repulse them, but speak unto them a gracious word.

017.024 And lower unto them the wing of submission through mercy, and say: My
Lord! Have mercy on them both as they did care for me when I was little.

017.025 Your Lord is Best Aware of what is in your minds. If ye are righteous, then
lo! He was ever Forgiving unto those who turn (unto Him).

017.026 Give the kinsman his due, and the needy, and the wayfarer, and squander not
(thy wealth) in wantonness.
017.027 Lo! the squanderers were ever brothers of the devils, and the devil was ever
an ingrate to his Lord.

017.028 But if thou turn away from them, seeking mercy from thy Lord, for which
thou hopest, then speak unto them a reasonable word.

017.029 And let not thy hand be chained to thy neck nor open it with a complete
opening, lest thou sit down rebuked, denuded.

017.030 Lo! thy Lord enlargeth the provision for whom He will, and straiteneth (it for
whom He will). Lo, He was ever Knower, Seer of His slaves.

017.031 Slay not your children, fearing a fall to poverty, We shall provide for them
and for you. Lo! the slaying of them is great sin.

017.032 And come not near unto adultery. Lo! it is an abomination and an evil way.

017.033 And slay not the life which Allah hath forbidden save with right. Whoso is
slain wrongfully, We have given power unto his heir, but let him not commit excess
in slaying. Lo! he will be helped.

017.034 Come not near the wealth of the orphan save with that which is better till he
come to strength; and keep the covenant. Lo! of the covenant it will be asked.

017.035 Fill the measure when ye measure, and weigh with a right balance; that is
meet, and better in the end.

017.036 (O man), follow not that whereof thou hast no knowledge. Lo! the hearing
and the sight and the heart - of each of these it will be asked.

017.037 And walk not in the earth exultant. Lo! thou canst not rend the earth, nor
canst thou stretch to the height of the hills.

017.038 The evil of all that is hateful in the sight of thy Lord.

017.039 This is (part) of that wisdom wherewith thy Lord hath inspired thee (O
Muhammad). And set not up with Allah any other god, lest thou be cast into hell,
reproved, abandoned.
017.040 Hath your Lord then distinguished you (O men of Makka) by giving you
sons, and hath chosen for Himself females from among the angels ? Lo! verily ye
speak an awful word!

017.041 We verily have displayed (Our warnings) in this Qur'an that they may take
heed, but it increaseth them in naught save aversion.

017.042 Say (O Muhammad, to the disbelievers): If there were other gods along with
Him, as they say, then had they sought a way against the Lord of the Throne.

017.043 Glorified is He, and High Exalted above what they say!

017.044 The seven heavens and the earth and all that is therein praise Him, and there
is not a thing but hymneth His praise; but ye understand not their praise. Lo! He is
ever Clement, Forgiving.

017.045 And when thou recitest the Qur'an we place between thee and those who
believe not in the Hereafter a hidden barrier;

017.046 And We place upon their hearts veils lest they should understand it, and in
their ears a deafness; and when thou makest mention of thy Lord alone in the Qur'an,
they turn their backs in aversion.

017.047 We are Best Aware of what they wish to hear when they give ear to thee and
when they take secret counsel, when the evil-doers say: Ye follow but a man
bewitched.

017.048 See what similitudes they coin for thee, and thus are all astray, and cannot
find a road!

017.049 And they say: When we are bones and fragments, shall we forsooth, be
raised up as a new creation ?

017.050 Say: Be ye stones or iron

017.051 Or some created thing that is yet greater in your thoughts! Then they will
say: Who shall bring us back (to life). Say: He Who created you at the first. Then will
they shake their heads at thee, and say: When will it be ? Say: It will perhaps be soon;

017.052 A day when He will call you and ye will answer with His praise, and ye will
think that ye have tarried but a little while.
017.053 Tell My bondmen to speak that which is kindlier. Lo! the devil soweth
discord among them. Lo! the devil is for man an open foe.

017.054 Your Lord is Best Aware of you. If He will, He will have mercy on you, or if
He will, He will punish you. We have not sent thee (O Muhammad) as a warden over
them.

017.055 And thy Lord is Best Aware of all who are in the heavens and the earth. And
we preferred some of the prophets above others, and unto David We gave the Psalms.

017.056 Say: Cry unto those (saints and angels) whom ye assume (to be gods) beside
Him, yet they have no power to rid you of misfortune nor to change.

017.057 Those unto whom they cry seek the way of approach to their Lord, which of
them shall be the nearest; they hope for His mercy and they fear His doom. Lo! the
doom of thy Lord is to be shunned.

017.058 There is not a township but We shall destroy it ere the Day of Resurrection,
or punish it with dire punishment. That is set forth in the Book (of Our decrees).

017.059 Naught hindereth Us from sending portents save that the folk of old denied
them. And We gave Thamud the she-camel - a clear portent save to warn.

017.060 And (it was a warning) when we told thee: Lo! thy Lord encompasseth
mankind, and We appointed the sight which We showed thee as an ordeal for
mankind, and (likewise) the Accursed Tree in the Qur'an. We warn them, but it
increaseth them in naught save gross impiety.

017.061 And when We said unto the angels: Fall down prostrate before Adam and
they fell prostrate all save Iblis, he said: Shall I fall prostrate before that which Thou
hast created of clay ?

017.062 He said: Seest Thou this (creature) whom Thou hast honoured above me, if
Thou give me grace until the Day of Resurrection I verily will seize his seed, save but
a few.

017.063 He said: Go, and whosoever of them followeth thee - lo! hell will be your
payment, ample payment.
017.064 And excite any of them whom thou canst with thy voice, and urge thy horse
and foot against them, and be a partner in their wealth and children, and promise
them. Satan promiseth them only to deceive.

017.065 Lo! My (faithful) bondmen - over them thou hast no power, and thy Lord
sufficeth as (their) guardian.

017.066 (O mankind), your Lord is He Who driveth for you the ship upon the sea that
ye may seek of His bounty. Lo! He was ever Merciful toward you.

017.067 And when harm toucheth you upon the sea, all unto whom ye cry (for
succour) fail save Him (alone), but when He bringeth you safe to land, ye turn away,
for man was ever thankless.

017.068 Feel ye then secure that He will not cause a slope of the land to engulf you,
or send a sand-storm upon you, and then ye will find that ye have no protector ?

017.069 Or feel ye secure that He will not return you to that (plight) a second time,
and send against you a hurricane of wind and drown you for your thanklessness, and
then ye will not find therein that ye have any avenger against Us ?

017.070 Verily we have honoured the Children of Adam. We carry them on the land
and the sea, and have made provision of good things for them, and have preferred
them above many of those whom We created with a marked preferment.

017.071 On the day when We shall summon all men with their record, whoso is given
his book in his right hand - such will read their book and they will not be wronged a
shred.

017.072 Whoso is blind here will be blind in the Hereafter, and yet further from the
road.

017.073 And they indeed strove hard to beguile thee (Muhammad) away from that
wherewith We have inspired thee, that thou shouldst invent other than it against Us;
and then would they have accepted thee as a friend.

017.074 And if We had not made thee wholly firm thou mightest almost have inclined
unto them a little.

017.075 Then had we made thee taste a double (punishment) of living and a double
(punishment) of dying, then hadst thou found no helper against Us.
017.076 And they indeed wished to scare thee from the land that they might drive
thee forth from thence, and then they would have stayed (there) but a little after thee.

017.077 (Such was Our) method in the case of those whom We sent before thee (to
mankind), and thou wilt not find for Our method aught of power to change.

017.078 Establish worship at the going down of the sun until the dark of night, and
(the recital of) the Qur'an at dawn. Lo! (the recital of) the Qur'an at dawn is ever
witnessed.

017.079 And some part of the night awake for it, a largess for thee. It may be that thy
Lord will raise thee to a praised estate.

017.080 And say: My Lord! Cause me to come in with a firm incoming and to go out
with a firm outgoing. And give me from Thy presence a sustaining Power.

017.081 And say: Truth hath come and falsehood hath vanished away. Lo! falsehood
is ever bound to vanish.

017.082 And We reveal of the Qur'an that which is a healing and a mercy for
believers though it increase the evil-doers in naught save ruin.

017.083 And when We make life pleasant unto man, he turneth away and is averse;
and when ill toucheth him he is in despair.

017.084 Say: Each one doth according to his rule of conduct, and thy Lord is Best
Aware of him whose way is right.

017.085 They are asking thee concerning the Spirit. Say: The Spirit is by command of
my Lord, and of knowledge ye have been vouchsafed but little.

017.086 And if We willed We could withdraw that which We have revealed unto
thee, then wouldst thou find no guardian for thee against Us in respect thereof.

017.087 (It is naught) save mercy from thy Lord. Lo! His kindness unto thee was ever
great.

017.088 Say: Verily, though mankind and the jinn should assemble to produce the
like of this Qur'an, they could not produce the like thereof though they were helpers
one of another.
017.089 And verily We have displayed for mankind in this Qur'an all kind of
similitudes, but most of mankind refuse aught save disbelief.

017.090 And they say: We will not put faith in thee till thou cause a spring to gush
forth from the earth for us;

017.091 Or thou have a garden of date-palms and grapes, and cause rivers to gush
forth therein abundantly;

017.092 Or thou cause the heaven to fall upon us piecemeal, as thou hast pretended,
or bring Allah and the angels as a warrant;

017.093 Or thou have a house of gold; or thou ascend up into heaven, and even then
we will put no faith in thine ascension till thou bring down for us a book that we can
read. Say (O Muhammad): My Lord be Glorified! Am I aught save a mortal
messenger ?

017.094 And naught prevented mankind from believing when the guidance came unto
them save that they said: Hath Allah sent a mortal as (His) messenger ?

017.095 Say: If there were in the earth angels walking secure, We had sent down for
them from heaven an angel as messenger.

017.096 Say: Allah sufficeth for a witness between me and you. Lo! He is Knower,
Seer of His slaves.

017.097 And he whom Allah guideth, he is led aright; while, as for him whom He
sendeth astray, for them thou wilt find no protecting friends beside Him, and We shall
assemble them on the Day of Resurrection on their faces, blind, dumb and deaf; their
habitation will be hell; whenever it abateth, We increase the flame for them.

017.098 That is their reward because they disbelieved Our revelations and said: When
we are bones and fragments shall we, forsooth, be raised up as a new creation ?

017.099 Have they not seen that Allah Who created the heavens and the earth is Able
to create the like of them, and hath appointed for them an end whereof there is no
doubt ? But the wrong-doers refuse aught save disbelief.

017.100 Say (unto them): If ye possessed the treasures of the mercy of my Lord, ye
would surely hold them back for fear of spending, for man was ever grudging.
017.101 And verily We gave unto Moses nine tokens, clear proofs (of Allah's
Sovereignty). Do but ask the Children of Israel how he came unto them, then Pharaoh
said unto him: Lo! I deem thee one bewitched, O Moses.

017.102 He said: In truth thou knowest that none sent down these (portents) save the
Lord of the heavens and the earth as proofs, and lo! (for my part) I deem thee lost, O
Pharaoh.

017.103 And he wished to scare them from the land, but We drowned him and those
with him, all together.

017.104 And We said unto the Children of Israel after him: Dwell in the land; but
when the promise of the Hereafter cometh to pass We shall bring you as a crowd
gathered out of various nations.

017.105 With truth have We sent it down, and with truth hath it descended. And We
have sent thee as naught else save a bearer of good tidings and a warner.

017.106 And (it is) a Qur'an that We have divided, that thou mayst recite it unto
mankind at intervals, and We have revealed it by (successive) revelation.

017.107 Say: Believe therein or believe not, lo! those who were given knowledge
before it, when it is read unto them, fall down prostrate on their faces, adoring,

017.108 Saying: Glory to our Lord! Verily the promise of our Lord must be fulfilled.

017.109 They fall down on their faces, weeping, and it increaseth humility in them.

017.110 Say (unto mankind): Cry unto Allah, or cry unto the Beneficent, unto
whichsoever ye cry (it is the same). His are the most beautiful names. And thou
(Muhammad), be not loud-voiced in thy worship nor yet silent therein, but follow a
way between.

017.111 And say: Praise be to Allah, Who hath not taken unto Himself a son, and
Who hath no partner in the Sovereignty, nor hath He any protecting friend through
dependence. And magnify Him with all magnificence.

018.001 Praise be to Allah Who hath revealed the Scripture unto His slave, and hath
not placed therein any crookedness,
018.002 (But hath made it) straight, to give warning of stern punishment from Him,
and to bring unto the believers who do good works the news that theirs will be a fair
reward,

018.003 Wherein they will abide for ever;

018.004 And to warn those who say: Allah hath chosen a son,

018.005 (A thing) whereof they have no knowledge, nor (had) their fathers, Dreadful
is the word that cometh out of their mouths. They speak naught but a lie.

018.006 Yet it may be, if they believe not in this statement, that thou (Muhammad)
wilt torment thy soul with grief over their footsteps.

018.007 Lo! We have placed all that is on the earth as an ornament thereof that We
may try them: which of them is best in conduct.

018.008 And lo! We shall make all that is thereon a barren mound.

018.009 Or deemest thou that the People of the Cave and the Inscription are a wonder
among Our portents ?

018.010 When the young men fled for refuge to the Cave and said: Our Lord! Give us
mercy from Thy presence, and shape for us right conduct in our plight.

018.011 Then We sealed up their hearing in the Cave for a number of years.

018.012 And afterward We raised them up that We might know which of the two
parties would best calculate the time that they had tarried.

018.013 We narrate unto thee their story with truth. Lo! they were young men who
believed in their Lord, and We increased them in guidance.

018.014 And We made firm their hearts when they stood forth and said: Our Lord is
the Lord of the heavens and the earth. We cry unto no God beside Him, for then
should we utter an enormity.

018.015 These, our people, have chosen (other) gods beside Him though they bring
no clear warrant (vouchsafed) to them. And who doth greater wrong than he who
inventeth a lie concerning Allah ?
018.016 And when ye withdraw from them and that which they worship except Allah,
then seek refuge in the Cave; your Lord will spread for you of His mercy and will
prepare for you a pillow in your plight.

018.017 And thou mightest have seen the sun when it rose move away from their
cave to the right, and when it set go past them on the left, and they were in the cleft
thereof. That was (one) of the portents of Allah. He whom Allah guideth, he indeed is
led aright, and he whom He sendeth astray, for him thou wilt not find a guiding
friend.

018.018 And thou wouldst have deemed them waking though they were asleep, and
We caused them to turn over to the right and the left, and their dog stretching out his
paws on the threshold. If thou hadst observed them closely thou hadst assuredly
turned away from them in flight, and hadst been filled with awe of them.

018.019 And in like manner We awakened them that they might question one another.
A speaker from among them said: How long have ye tarried ? They said: We have
tarried a day or some part of a day, (Others) said: Your Lord best knoweth what ye
have tarried. Now send one of you with this your silver coin unto the city, and let him
see what food is purest there and bring you a supply thereof. Let him be courteous
and let no man know of you.

018.020 For they, if they should come to know of you, will stone you or turn you
back to their religion; then ye will never prosper.

018.021 And in like manner We disclosed them (to the people of the city) that they
might know that the promise of Allah is true, and that, as for the Hour, there is no
doubt concerning it. When (the people of the city) disputed of their case among
themselves, they said: Build over them a building; their Lord knoweth best
concerning them. Those who won their point said: We verily shall build a place of
worship over them.

018.022 (Some) will say: They were three, their dog the fourth, and (some) say: Five,
their dog the sixth, guessing at random; and (some) say: Seven, and their dog the
eighth. Say (O Muhammad): My Lord is Best Aware of their number. None knoweth
them save a few. So contend not concerning them except with an outward contending,
and ask not any of them to pronounce concerning them.

018.023 And say not of anything: Lo! I shall do that tomorrow,
018.024 Except if Allah will. And remember thy Lord when thou forgettest, and say:
It may be that my Lord guideth me unto a nearer way of truth than this.

018.025 And (it is said) they tarried in their Cave three hundred years and add nine.

018.026 Say: Allah is Best Aware how long they tarried. His is the Invisible of the
heavens and the earth. How clear of sight is He and keen of hearing! They have no
protecting friend beside Him, and He maketh none to share in His government.

018.027 And recite that which hath been revealed unto thee of the Scripture of thy
Lord. There is none who can change His words, and thou wilt find no refuge beside
Him.

018.028 Restrain thyself along with those who cry unto their Lord at morn and
evening, seeking His Countenance; and let not thine eyes overlook them, desiring the
pomp of the life of the world; and obey not him whose heart We have made heedless
of Our remembrance, who followeth his own lust and whose case hath been
abandoned.

018.029 Say: (It is) the truth from the Lord of you (all). Then whosoever will, let him
believe, and whosoever will, let him disbelieve. Lo! We have prepared for
disbelievers Fire. Its tent encloseth them. If they ask for showers, they will be
showered with water like to molten lead which burneth the faces. Calamitous the
drink and ill the resting-place!

018.030 Lo! as for those who believe and do good works - Lo! We suffer not the
reward of one whose work is goodly to be lost.

018.031 As for such, theirs will be Gardens of Eden, wherein rivers flow beneath
them; therein they will be given armlets of gold and will wear green robes of finest
silk and gold embroidery, reclining upon throne therein. Blest the reward, and fair the
resting-place!

018.032 Coin for them a similitude: Two men, unto one of whom We had assigned
two gardens of grapes, and We had surrounded both with date-palms and had put
between them tillage.

018.033 Each of the gardens gave its fruit and withheld naught thereof. And We
caused a river to gush forth therein.

018.034 And he had fruit. And he said unto his comrade, when he spake with him: I
am more than thee in wealth, and stronger in respect of men.
018.035 And he went into his garden, while he (thus) wronged himself. He said: I
think not that all this will ever perish.

018.036 I think not that the Hour will ever come, and if indeed I am brought back
unto my Lord I surely shall find better than this as a resort.

018.037 His comrade, when he (thus) spake with him, exclaimed: Disbelievest thou in
Him Who created thee of dust, then of a drop (of seed), and then fashioned thee a man
?

018.038 But He is Allah, my Lord, and I ascribe unto my Lord no partner.

018.039 If only, when thou enteredst thy garden, thou hadst said: That which Allah
willeth (will come to pass)! There is no strength save in Allah! Though thou seest me
as less than thee in wealth and children,

018.040 Yet it may be that my Lord will give me better than thy garden, and will send
on it a bolt from heaven, and some morning it will be a smooth hillside,

018.041 Or some morning the water thereof will be lost in the earth so that thou canst
not make search for it.

018.042 And his fruit was beset (with destruction). Then began he to wring his hands
for all that he had spent upon it, when (now) it was all ruined on its trellises, and to
say: Would that I had ascribed no partner to my Lord!

018.043 And he had no troop of men to help him as against Allah, nor could he save
himself.

018.044 In this case is protection only from Allah, the True, He is Best for reward,
and best for consequence.

018.045 And coin for them the similitude of the life of the world as water which We
send down from the sky, and the vegetation of the earth mingleth with it and then
becometh dry twigs that the winds scatter. Allah is able to do all things.

018.046 Wealth and children are an ornament of the life of the world. But the good
deeds which endure are better in thy Lord's sight for reward, and better in respect of
hope.
018.047 And (bethink you of) the Day when we remove the hills and ye see the earth
emerging, and We gather them together so as to leave not one of them behind.

018.048 And they are set before thy Lord in ranks (and it is said unto them): Now
verily have ye come unto Us as We created you at the first. But ye thought that We
had set no tryst for you.

018.049 And the Book is placed, and thou seest the guilty fearful of that which is
therein, and they say: What kind of a Book is this that leaveth not a small thing nor a
great thing but hath counted it! And they find all that they did confronting them, and
thy Lord wrongeth no-one.

018.050 And (remember) when We said unto the angels: Fall prostrate before Adam,
and they fell prostrate, all save Iblis. He was of the jinn, so he rebelled against his
Lord's command. Will ye choose him and his seed for your protecting friends instead
of Me, when they are an enemy unto you ? Calamitous is the exchange for evil-doers.

018.051 I made them not to witness the creation of the heavens and the earth, nor
their own creation; nor choose I misleaders for (My) helpers.

018.052 And (be mindful of) the Day when He will say: Call those partners of Mine
whom ye pretended. Then they will cry unto them, but they will not hear their prayer,
and We shall set a gulf of doom between them.

018.053 And the guilty behold the Fire and know that they are about to fall therein,
and they find no way of escape thence.

018.054 And verily We have displayed for mankind in this Qur'an all manner of
similitudes, but man is more than anything contentious.

018.055 And naught hindereth mankind from believing when the guidance cometh
unto them, and from asking forgiveness of their Lord unless (it be that they wish) that
the judgment of the men of old should come upon them or (that) they should be
confronted with the Doom.

018.056 We send not the messengers save as bearers of good news and warners.
Those who disbelieve contend with falsehood in order to refute the Truth thereby.
And they take Our revelations and that wherewith they are threatened as a jest.
018.057 And who doth greater wrong than he who hath been reminded of the
revelations of his Lord, yet turneth away from them and forgetteth what his hands
send forward (to the Judgment) ? Lo! on their hearts We have placed coverings so
that they understand not, and in their ears a deafness. And though thou call them to
the guidance, in that case they can never be led aright.

018.058 Thy Lord is the Forgiver, Full of Mercy. If He took them to task (now) for
what they earn, He would hasten on the doom for them; but theirs is an appointed
term from which they will find no escape.

018.059 And (all) those townships! We destroyed them when they did wrong, and We
appointed a fixed time for their destruction.

018.060 And when Moses said unto his servant: I will not give up until I reach the
point where the two rivers meet, though I march on for ages.

018.061 And when they reached the point where the two met, they forgot their fish,
and it took its way into the waters, being free.

018.062 And when they had gone further, he said unto his servant: Bring us our
breakfast. Verily we have found fatigue in this our journey.

018.063 He said: Didst thou see, when we took refuge on the rock, and I forgot the
fish - and none but Satan caused me to forget to mention it - it took its way into the
waters by a marvel.

018.064 He said: This is that which we have been seeking. So they retraced their steps
again.

018.065 Then found they one of Our slaves, unto whom We had given mercy from
Us, and had taught him knowledge from Our presence.

018.066 Moses said unto him: May I follow thee, to the end that thou mayst teach me
right conduct of that which thou hast been taught ?

018.067 He said: Lo! thou canst not bear with me.

018.068 How canst thou bear with that whereof thou canst not compass any
knowledge ?
018.069 He said: Allah willing, thou shalt find me patient and I shall not in aught
gainsay thee.

018.070 He said: Well, if thou go with me, ask me not concerning aught till I myself
make mention of it unto thee.

018.071 So they twain set out till, when they were in the ship, he made a hole therein.
(Moses) said: Hast thou made a hole therein to drown the folk thereof ? Thou verily
hast done a dreadful thing.

018.072 He said: Did I not tell thee that thou couldst not bear with me ?

018.073 (Moses) said: Be not wroth with me that I forgot, and be not hard upon me
for my fault.

018.074 So they twain journeyed on till, when they met a lad, he slew him. (Moses)
said: What! Hast thou slain an innocent soul who hath slain no man ? Verily thou hast
done a horrid thing.

018.075 He said: Did I not tell thee that thou couldst not bear with me ?

018.076 (Moses) said: If I ask thee after this concerning aught, keep not company
with me. Thou hast received an excuse from me.

018.077 So they twain journeyed on till, when they came unto the folk of a certain
township, they asked its folk for food, but they refused to make them guests. And
they found therein a wall upon the point of falling into ruin, and he repaired it.
(Moses) said: If thou hadst wished, thou couldst have taken payment for it.

018.078 He said: This is the parting between thee and me! I will announce unto thee
the interpretation of that thou couldst not bear with patience.

018.079 As for the ship, it belonged to poor people working on the river, and I wished
to mar it, for there was a king behind them who is taking every ship by force.

018.080 And as for the lad, his parents were believers and we feared lest he should
oppress them by rebellion and disbelief.

018.081 And we intended that their Lord should change him for them for one better in
purity and nearer to mercy.
018.082 And as for the wall, it belonged to two orphan boys in the city, and there was
beneath it a treasure belonging to them, and their father had been righteous, and thy
Lord intended that they should come to their full strength and should bring forth their
treasure as a mercy from their Lord; and I did it not upon my own command. Such is
the interpretation of that wherewith thou couldst not bear.

018.083 They will ask thee of Dhu'l-Qarneyn. Say: I shall recite unto you a
remembrance of him.

018.084 Lo! We made him strong in the land and gave him unto every thing a road.

018.085 And he followed a road

018.086 Till, when he reached the setting-place of the sun, he found it setting in a
muddy spring, and found a people thereabout. We said: O Dhu'l-Qarneyn! Either
punish or show them kindness.

018.087 He said: As for him who doeth wrong, we shall punish him, and then he will
be brought back unto his Lord, Who will punish him with awful punishment!

018.088 But as for him who believeth and doeth right, good will be his reward, and
We shall speak unto him a mild command.

018.089 Then he followed a road

018.090 Till, when he reached the rising-place of the sun, he found it rising on a
people for whom We had appointed no shelter therefrom.

018.091 So (it was). And We knew all concerning him.

018.092 Then he followed a road

018.093 Till, when he came between the two mountains, he found upon their hither
side a folk that scarce could understand a saying.

018.094 They said: O Dhu'l-Qarneyn! Lo! Gog and Magog are spoiling the land. So
may we pay thee tribute on condition that thou set a barrier between us and them ?
018.095 He said: That wherein my Lord hath established me is better (than your
tribute). Do but help me with strength (of men), I will set between you and them a
bank.

018.096 Give me pieces of iron - till, when he had levelled up (the gap) between the
cliffs, he said: Blow! - till, when he had made it a fire, he said: Bring me molten
copper to pour thereon.

018.097 And (Gog and Magog) were not able to surmount, nor could they pierce (it).

018.098 He said: This is a mercy from my Lord; but when the promise of my Lord
cometh to pass, He will lay it low, for the promise of my Lord is true.

018.099 And on that day we shall let some of them surge against others, and the
Trumpet will be blown. Then We shall gather them together in one gathering.

018.100 On that day we shall present hell to the disbelievers, plain to view,

018.101 Those whose eyes were hoodwinked from My reminder, and who could not
bear to hear.

018.102 Do the disbelievers reckon that they can choose My bondmen as protecting
friends beside Me ? Lo! We have prepared hell as a welcome for the disbelievers.

018.103 Say: Shall We inform you who will be the greatest losers by their works ?

018.104 Those whose effort goeth astray in the life of the world, and yet they reckon
that they do good work.

018.105 Those are they who disbelieve in the revelations of their Lord and in the
meeting with Him. Therefor their works are vain, and on the Day of Resurrection We
assign no weight to them.

018.106 That is their reward: hell, because they disbelieved, and made a jest of Our
revelations and Our messengers.

018.107 Lo! those who believe and do good works, theirs are the Gardens of Paradise
for welcome,

018.108 Wherein they will abide, with no desire to be removed from thence.
018.109 Say: Though the sea became ink for the Words of my Lord, verily the sea
would be used up before the words of my Lord were exhausted, even though We
brought the like thereof to help.

018.110 Say: I am only a mortal like you. My Lord inspireth in me that your God is
only One God. And whoever hopeth for the meeting with his Lord, let him do
righteous work, and make none sharer of the worship due unto his Lord.

019.001 Kaf. Ha. Ya. A'in. Sad.

019.002 A mention of the mercy of thy Lord unto His servant Zachariah.

019.003 When he cried unto his Lord a cry in secret,

019.004 Saying: My Lord! Lo! the bones of me wax feeble and my head is shining
with grey hair, and I have never been unblest in prayer to Thee, my Lord.

019.005 Lo! I fear my kinsfolk after me, since my wife is barren. Oh, give me from
Thy presence a successor

019.006 Who shall inherit of me and inherit (also) of the house of Jacob. And make
him, my Lord, acceptable (unto Thee).

019.007 (It was said unto him): O Zachariah! Lo! We bring thee tidings of a son
whose name is John; we have given the same name to none before (him).

019.008 He said: My Lord! How can I have a son when my wife is barren and I have
reached infirm old age ?

019.009 He said: So (it will be). Thy Lord saith: It is easy for Me, even as I created
thee before, when thou wast naught.

019.010 He said: My Lord! Appoint for me some token. He said: Thy token is that
thou, with no bodily defect, shalt not speak unto mankind three nights.

019.011 Then he came forth unto his people from the sanctuary, and signified to
them: Glorify your Lord at break of day and fall of night.

019.012 (And it was said unto his son): O John! Hold fast the Scripture. And we gave
him wisdom when a child,
019.013 And compassion from Our presence, and purity; and he was devout,

019.014 And dutiful toward his parents. And he was not arrogant, rebellious.

019.015 Peace on him the day he was born, and the day he dieth and the day he shall
be raised alive!

019.016 And make mention of Mary in the Scripture, when she had withdrawn from
her people to a chamber looking East,

019.017 And had chosen seclusion from them. Then We sent unto her Our Spirit and
it assumed for her the likeness of a perfect man.

019.018 She said: Lo! I seek refuge in the Beneficent One from thee, if thou art God-
fearing.

019.019 He said: I am only a messenger of thy Lord, that I may bestow on thee a
faultless son.

019.020 She said: How can I have a son when no mortal hath touched me, neither
have I been unchaste ?

019.021 He said: So (it will be). Thy Lord saith: It is easy for Me. And (it will be)
that We may make of him a revelation for mankind and a mercy from Us, and it is a
thing ordained.

019.022 And she conceived him, and she withdrew with him to a far place.

019.023 And the pangs of childbirth drove her unto the trunk of the palm-tree. She
said: Oh, would that I had died ere this and had become a thing of naught, forgotten!

019.024 Then (one) cried unto her from below her, saying: Grieve not! Thy Lord hath
placed a rivulet beneath thee,

019.025 And shake the trunk of the palm-tree toward thee, thou wilt cause ripe dates
to fall upon thee.

019.026 So eat and drink and be consoled. And if thou meetest any mortal, say: Lo! I
have vowed a fast unto the Beneficent, and may not speak this day to any mortal.
019.027 Then she brought him to her own folk, carrying him. They said: O Mary!
Thou hast come with an amazing thing.

019.028 O sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a wicked man nor was thy mother a
harlot.

019.029 Then she pointed to him. They said: How can we talk to one who is in the
cradle, a young boy ?

019.030 He spake: Lo! I am the slave of Allah. He hath given me the Scripture and
hath appointed me a Prophet,

019.031 And hath made me blessed wheresoever I may be, and hath enjoined upon
me prayer and almsgiving so long as I remain alive,

019.032 And (hath made me) dutiful toward her who bore me, and hath not made me
arrogant, unblest.

019.033 Peace on me the day I was born, and the day I die, and the day I shall be
raised alive!

019.034 Such was Jesus, son of Mary: (this is) a statement of the truth concerning
which they doubt.

019.035 It befitteth not (the Majesty of) Allah that He should take unto Himself a son.
Glory be to Him! When He decreeth a thing, He saith unto it only: Be! and it is.

019.036 And lo! Allah is my Lord and your Lord. So serve Him. That is the right
path.

019.037 The sects among them differ: but woe unto the disbelievers from the meeting
of an awful Day.

019.038 See and hear them on the Day they come unto Us! yet the evil-doers are to-
day in error manifest.

019.039 And warn them of the Day of anguish when the case hath been decided. Now
they are in a state of carelessness, and they believe not.

019.040 Lo! We, only We, inherit the earth and all who are thereon, and unto Us they
are returned.

019.041 And make mention (O Muhammad) in the Scripture of Abraham. Lo! he was
a saint, a prophet.
019.042 When he said unto his father: O my father! Why worshippest thou that which
heareth not nor seeth, nor can in aught avail thee ?

019.043 O my father! Lo! there hath come unto me of knowledge that which came
not unto thee. So follow me, and I will lead thee on a right path.

019.044 O my father! Serve not the devil. Lo! the devil is a rebel unto the Beneficent.

019.045 O my father! Lo! I fear lest a punishment from the Beneficent overtake thee
so that thou become a comrade of the devil.

019.046 He said: Rejectest thou my gods, O Abraham ? If thou cease not, I shall
surely stone thee. Depart from me a long while!

019.047 He said: Peace be unto thee! I shall ask forgiveness of my Lord for thee. Lo!
He was ever gracious unto me.

019.048 I shall withdraw from you and that unto which ye pray beside Allah, and I
shall pray unto my Lord. It may be that, in prayer unto my Lord, I shall not be
unblest.

019.049 So, when he had withdrawn from them and that which they were
worshipping beside Allah, We gave him Isaac and Jacob. Each of them We made a
prophet.

019.050 And we gave them of Our mercy, and assigned to them a high and true
renown.

019.051 And make mention in the Scripture of Moses. Lo! he was chosen, and he was
a messenger (of Allah), a prophet.

019.052 We called him from the right slope of the Mount, and brought him nigh in
communion.

019.053 And We bestowed upon him of Our mercy his brother Aaron, a prophet
(likewise).

019.054 And make mention in the Scripture of Ishmael. Lo! he was a keeper of his
promise, and he was a messenger (of Allah), a prophet.

019.055 He enjoined upon his people worship and almsgiving, and was acceptable in
the sight of his Lord.
019.056 And make mention in the Scripture of Idris. Lo! he was a saint, a prophet;

019.057 And We raised him to high station.

019.058 These are they unto whom Allah showed favour from among the prophets, of
the seed of Adam and of those whom We carried (in the ship) with Noah, and of the
seed of Abraham and Israel, and from among those whom We guided and chose.
When the revelations of the Beneficent were recited unto them, they fell down,
adoring and weeping.

019.059 Now there hath succeeded them a later generation whom have ruined
worship and have followed lusts. But they will meet deception.

019.060 Save him who shall repent and believe and do right. Such will enter the
Garden, and they will not be wronged in aught -

019.061 Gardens of Eden, which the Beneficent hath promised to His slaves in the
unseen. Lo! His promise is ever sure of fulfilment -

019.062 They hear therein no idle talk, but only Peace; and therein they have food for
morn and evening.

019.063 Such is the Garden which We cause the devout among Our bondmen to
inherit.

019.064 We (angels) come not down save by commandment of thy Lord. Unto Him
belongeth all that is before us and all that is behind us and all that is between those
two, and thy Lord was never forgetful -

019.065 Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them! Therefor,
worship thou Him and be thou steadfast in His service. Knowest thou one that can be
named along with Him ?

019.066 And man saith: When I am dead, shall I forsooth be brought forth alive ?

019.067 Doth not man remember that We created him before, when he was naught ?

019.068 And, by thy Lord, verily We shall assemble them and the devils, then We
shall bring them, crouching, around hell.
019.069 Then We shall pluck out from every sect whichever of them was most
stubborn in rebellion to the Beneficent.

019.070 And surely We are Best Aware of those most worthy to be burned therein.

019.071 There is not one of you but shall approach it. That is a fixed ordinance of thy
Lord.

019.072 Then We shall rescue those who kept from evil, and leave the evil-doers
crouching there.

019.073 And when Our clear revelations are recited unto them, those who disbelieve
say unto those who believe: Which of the two parties (yours or ours) is better in
position, and more imposing as an army ?

019.074 How many a generation have We destroyed before them, who were more
imposing in respect of gear and outward seeming!

019.075 Say: As for him who is in error, the Beneficent will verily prolong his span
of life until, when they behold that which they were promised, whether it be
punishment (in the world), or the Hour (of doom), they will know who is worse in
position and who is weaker as an army.

019.076 Allah increaseth in right guidance those who walk aright, and the good deeds
which endure are better in thy Lord's sight for reward, and better for resort.

019.077 Hast thou seen him who disbelieveth in Our revelations and saith: Assuredly
I shall be given wealth and children ?

019.078 Hath he perused the Unseen, or hath he made a pact with the Beneficent ?

019.079 Nay, but We shall record that which he saith and prolong for him a span of
torment.

019.080 And We shall inherit from him that whereof he spake, and he will come unto
Us, alone (without his wealth and children).

019.081 And they have chosen (other) gods beside Allah that they may be a power for
them.

019.082 Nay, but they will deny their worship of them, and become opponents unto
them.
019.083 Seest thou not that We have set the devils on the disbelievers to confound
them with confusion ?

019.084 So make no haste against them (O Muhammad). We do but number unto
them a sum (of days).

019.085 On the day when We shall gather the righteous unto the Beneficent, a goodly
company.

019.086 And drive the guilty unto hell, a weary herd,

019.087 They will have no power of intercession, save him who hath made a
covenant with his Lord.

019.088 And they say: The Beneficent hath taken unto Himself a son.

019.089 Assuredly ye utter a disastrous thing

019.090 Whereby almost the heavens are torn, and the earth is split asunder and the
mountains fall in ruins,

019.091 That ye ascribe unto the Beneficent a son,

019.092 When it is not meet for (the Majesty of) the Beneficent that He should
choose a son.

019.093 There is none in the heavens and the earth but cometh unto the Beneficent as
a slave.

019.094 Verily He knoweth them and numbereth them with (right) numbering.

019.095 And each one of them will come unto Him on the Day of Resurrection,
alone.

019.096 Lo! those who believe and do good works, the Beneficent will appoint for
them love.

019.097 And We make (this Scripture) easy in thy tongue, (O Muhammad) only that
thou mayst bear good tidings therewith unto those who ward off (evil), and warn
therewith the froward folk.

019.098 And how many a generation before them have We destroyed! Canst thou
(Muhammad) see a single man of them, or hear from them the slightest sound ?
020.001 Ta. Ha.

020.002 We have not revealed unto thee (Muhammad) this Qur'an that thou shouldst
be distressed,

020.003 But as a reminder unto him who feareth,

020.004 A revelation from Him Who created the earth and the high heavens,

020.005 The Beneficent One, Who is established on the Throne.

020.006 Unto Him belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the
earth, and whatsoever is between them, and whatsoever is beneath the sod.

020.007 And if thou speakest aloud, then lo! He knoweth the secret (thought) and
(that which is yet) more hidden.

020.008 Allah! There is no God save Him. His are the most beautiful names.

020.009 Hath there come unto thee the story of Moses ?

020.010 When he saw a fire and said unto his folk: Lo! Wait! I see a fire afar off.
Peradventure I may bring you a brand therefrom or may find guidance at the fire.

020.011 And when he reached it, he was called by name: O Moses!

020.012 Lo! I, even I, am thy Lord, So take off thy shoes, for lo! thou art in the holy
valley of Tuwa.

020.013 And I have chosen thee, so hearken unto that which is inspired.

020.014 Lo! I, even I, am Allah, There is no God save Me. So serve Me and establish
worship for My remembrance.

020.015 Lo! the Hour is surely coming. But I will to keep it hidden, that every soul
may be rewarded for that which it striveth (to achieve).

020.016 Therefor, let not him turn thee aside from (the thought of) it who believeth
not therein but followeth his own desire, lest thou perish.
020.017 And what is that in thy right hand, O Moses ?

020.018 He said: This is my staff whereon I lean, and wherewith I bear down
branches for my sheep, and wherein I find other uses.

020.019 He said: Cast it down, O Moses!

020.020 So he cast it down, and lo! it was a serpent, gliding.

020.021 He said: Grasp it and fear not. We shall return it to its former state.

020.022 And thrust thy hand within thine armpit, it will come forth white without
hurt. (That will be) another token.

020.023 That We may show thee (some) of Our greater portents,

020.024 Go thou unto Pharaoh! Lo! he hath transgressed (the bounds).

020.025 (Moses) said: My Lord! relieve my mind

020.026 And ease my task for me;

020.027 And loose a knot from my tongue,

020.028 That they may understand my saying.

020.029 Appoint for me a henchman from my folk,

020.030 Aaron, my brother.

020.031 Confirm my strength with him

020.032 And let him share my task,

020.033 That we may glorify Thee much

020.034 And much remember Thee.

020.035 Lo! Thou art ever Seeing us.

020.036 He said: Thou art granted thy request, O Moses.
020.037 And indeed, another time, already We have shown thee favour,

020.038 When we inspired in thy mother that which is inspired,

020.039 Saying: Throw him into the ark, and throw it into the river, then the river
shall throw it on to the bank, and there an enemy to Me and an enemy to him shall
take him. And I endued thee with love from Me that thou mightest be trained
according to My will,

020.040 When thy sister went and said: Shall I show you one who will nurse him ?
and we restored thee to thy mother that her eyes might be refreshed and might not
sorrow. And thou didst kill a man and We delivered thee from great distress, and tried
thee with a heavy trial. And thou didst tarry years among the folk of Midian. Then
camest thou (hither) by (My) providence, O Moses,

020.041 And I have attached thee to Myself.

020.042 Go, thou and thy brother, with My tokens, and be not faint in remembrance
of Me.

020.043 Go, both of you, unto Pharaoh. Lo! he hath transgressed (the bounds).

020.044 And speak unto him a gentle word, that peradventure he may heed or fear.

020.045 They said: Our Lord! Lo! we fear that he may be beforehand with us or that
he may play the tyrant.

020.046 He said: Fear not. Lo! I am with you twain, Hearing and Seeing.

020.047 So go ye unto him and say: Lo! we are two messengers of thy Lord. So let
the children of Israel go with us, and torment them not. We bring thee a token from
thy Lord. And peace will be for him who followeth right guidance.

020.048 Lo! it hath been revealed unto us that the doom will be for him who denieth
and turneth away.

020.049 (Pharaoh) said: Who then is the Lord of you twain, O Moses ?

020.050 He said: Our Lord is He Who gave unto everything its nature, then guided it
aright.
020.051 He said: What then is the state of the generations of old ?

020.052 He said: The knowledge thereof is with my Lord in a Record. My Lord
neither erreth nor forgetteth,

020.053 Who hath appointed the earth as a bed and hath threaded roads for you
therein and hath sent down water from the sky and thereby We have brought forth
divers kinds of vegetation,

020.054 (Saying): Eat ye and feed your cattle. Lo! herein verily are portents for men
of thought.

020.055 Thereof We created you, and thereunto We return you, and thence We bring
you forth a second time.

020.056 And We verily did show him all Our tokens, but he denied them and refused.

020.057 He said: Hast come to drive us out from our land by thy magic, O Moses ?

020.058 But we surely can produce for thee magic the like thereof; so appoint a tryst
between us and you, which neither we nor thou shall fail to keep, at a place
convenient (to us both).

020.059 (Moses) said: Your tryst shall be the day of the feast, and let the people
assemble when the sun hath risen high.

020.060 Then Pharaoh went and gathered his strength, then came (to the appointed
tryst).

020.061 Moses said unto them: Woe unto you! Invent not a lie against Allah, lest He
extirpate you by some punishment. He who lieth faileth miserably.

020.062 Then they debated one with another what they must do, and they kept their
counsel secret.

020.063 They said: Lo! these are two wizards who would drive you out from your
country by their magic, and destroy your best traditions;

020.064 So arrange your plan, and come in battle line. Whoso is uppermost this day
will be indeed successful.
020.065 They said: O Moses! Either throw first, or let us be the first to throw ?

020.066 He said: Nay, do ye throw! Then lo! their cords and their staves, by their
magic, appeared to him as though they ran.

020.067 And Moses conceived a fear in his mind.

020.068 We said: Fear not! Lo! thou art the higher.

020.069 Throw that which is in thy right hand! It will eat up that which they have
made. Lo! that which they have made is but a wizard's artifice, and a wizard shall not
be successful to whatever point (of skill) he may attain.

020.070 Then the wizards were (all) flung down prostrate, crying: We believe in the
Lord of Aaron and Moses.

020.071 (Pharaoh) said: Ye put faith in him before I give you leave. Lo! he is your
chief who taught you magic. Now surely I shall cut off your hands and your feet
alternately, and I shall crucify you on the trunks of palm trees, and ye shall know for
certain which of us hath sterner and more lasting punishment.

020.072 They said: We choose thee not above the clear proofs that have come unto
us, and above Him Who created us. So decree what thou wilt decree. Thou wilt end
for us only this life of the world.

020.073 Lo! we believe in our Lord, that He may forgive us our sins and the magic
unto which thou didst force us. Allah is better and more lasting.

020.074 Lo! whoso cometh guilty unto his Lord, verily for him is hell. There he will
neither die nor live.

020.075 But whoso cometh unto Him a believer, having done good works, for such
are the high stations;

020.076 Gardens of Eden underneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide for
ever. That is the reward of him who groweth.

020.077 And verily We inspired Moses, saying: Take away My slaves by night and
strike for them a dry path in the sea, fearing not to be overtaken, neither being afraid
(of the sea).
020.078 Then Pharaoh followed them with his hosts and there covered them that
which did cover them of the sea.

020.079 And Pharaoh led his folk astray, he did not guide them.

020.080 O Children of Israel! We delivered you from your enemy, and we made a
covenant with you on the holy mountain's side, and sent down on you the manna and
the quails,

020.081 (Saying): Eat of the good things wherewith We have provided you, and
transgress not in respect thereof lest My wrath come upon you: and he on whom My
wrath cometh, he is lost indeed.

020.082 And lo! verily I am Forgiving toward him who repenteth and believeth and
doeth good, and afterward walketh aright.

020.083 And (it was said): What hath made thee hasten from thy folk, O Moses ?

020.084 He said: They are close upon my track. I hastened unto Thee, my Lord, that
Thou mightest be well pleased.

020.085 He said: Lo! We have tried thy folk in thine absence, and As-Samiri hath
misled them.

020.086 Then Moses went back unto his folk, angry and sad. He said: O my people!
Hath not your Lord promised you a fair promise ? Did the time appointed then appear
too long for you, or did ye wish that wrath from your Lord should come upon you,
that ye broke tryst with me ?

020.087 They said: We broke not tryst with thee of our own will, but we were laden
with burdens of ornaments of the folk, then cast them (in the fire), for thus As-Samiri
proposed.

020.088 Then he produced for them a calf, of saffron hue, which gave forth a lowing
sound. And they cried: This is your god and the god of Moses, but he hath forgotten.

020.089 See they not, then, that it returneth no saying unto them and possesseth for
them neither hurt nor use ?

020.090 And Aaron indeed had told them beforehand: O my people! Ye are but being
seduced therewith, for lo! your Lord is the Beneficent, so follow me and obey my
order.
020.091 They said: We shall by no means cease to be its votaries till Moses return
unto us.

020.092 He (Moses) said: O Aaron! What held thee back when thou didst see them
gone astray,

020.093 That thou followedst me not ? Hast thou then disobeyed my order ?

020.094 He said: O son of my mother! Clutch not my beard nor my head! I feared lest
thou shouldst say: Thou hast caused division among the Children of Israel, and hast
not waited for my word.

020.095 (Moses) said: And what hast thou to say, O Samiri ?

020.096 He said: I perceived what they perceive not, so I seized a handful from the
footsteps of the messenger, and then threw it in. Thus my soul commended to me.

020.097 (Moses) said: Then go! and lo! in this life it is for thee to say: Touch me not!
and lo! there is for thee a tryst thou canst not break. Now look upon thy god of which
thou hast remained a votary. Verily we will burn it and will scatter its dust over the
sea.

020.098 Your God is only Allah, than Whom there is no other God. He embraceth all
things in His knowledge.

020.099 Thus relate We unto thee (Muhammad) some tidings of that which happened
of old, and We have given thee from Our presence a reminder.

020.100 Whoso turneth away from it, he verily will bear a burden on the Day of
Resurrection,

020.101 Abiding under it - an evil burden for them on the Day of Resurrection,

020.102 The day when the Trumpet is blown. On that day we assemble the guilty
white-eyed (with terror),

020.103 Murmuring among themselves: Ye have tarried but ten (days).

020.104 We are Best Aware of what they utter when their best in conduct say: Ye
have tarried but a day.

020.105 They will ask thee of the mountains (on that day). Say: My Lord will break
them into scattered dust.
020.106 And leave it as an empty plain,

020.107 Wherein thou seest neither curve nor ruggedness.

020.108 On that day they follow the summoner who deceiveth not, and voices are
hushed for the Beneficent, and thou hearest but a faint murmur.

020.109 On that day no intercession availeth save (that of) him unto whom the
Beneficent hath given leave and whose word He accepteth.

020.110 He knoweth (all) that is before them and (all) that is behind them, while they
cannot compass it in knowledge.

020.111 And faces humble themselves before the Living, the Eternal. And he who
beareth (a burden of) wrongdoing is indeed a failure (on that day).

020.112 And he who hath done some good works, being a believer, he feareth not
injustice nor begrudging (of his wage).

020.113 Thus we have revealed it as a Lecture in Arabic, and have displayed therein
certain threats, that peradventure they may keep from evil or that it may cause them to
take heed.

020.114 Then exalted be Allah, the True King! And hasten not (O Muhammad) with
the Qur'an ere its revelation hath been perfected unto thee, and say: My Lord!
Increase me in knowledge.

020.115 And verily We made a covenant of old with Adam, but he forgot, and We
found no constancy in him.

020.116 And when We said unto the angels: Fall prostrate before Adam, they fell
prostrate (all) save Iblis; he refused.

020.117 Therefor we said: O Adam! This is an enemy unto thee and unto thy wife, so
let him not drive you both out of the Garden so that thou come to toil.

020.118 It is (vouchsafed) unto thee that thou hungerest not therein nor art naked,

020.119 And that thou thirstest not therein nor art exposed to the sun's heat.
020.120 But the devil whispered to him, saying: O Adam! Shall I show thee the tree
of immortality and power that wasteth not away ?

020.121 Then they twain ate thereof, so that their shame became apparent unto them,
and they began to hide by heaping on themselves some of the leaves of the Garden.
And Adam disobeyed his Lord, so went astray.

020.122 Then his Lord chose him, and relented toward him, and guided him.

020.123 He said: Go down hence, both of you, one of you a foe unto the other. But
when there come unto you from Me a guidance, then whoso followeth My guidance,
he will not go astray nor come to grief.

020.124 But he who turneth away from remembrance of Me, his will be a narrow life,
and I shall bring him blind to the assembly on the Day of Resurrection.

020.125 He will say: My Lord! Wherefor hast Thou gathered me (hither) blind, when
I was wont to see ?

020.126 He will say: So (it must be). Our revelations came unto thee but thou didst
forget them. In like manner thou art forgotten this Day.

020.127 Thus do We reward him who is prodigal and believeth not the revelations of
his Lord; and verily the doom of the Hereafter will be sterner and more lasting.

020.128 Is it not a guidance for them (to know) how many a generation We destroyed
before them, amid whose dwellings they walk ? Lo! therein verily are signs for men
of thought.

020.129 And but for a decree that had already gone forth from thy Lord, and a term
already fixed, the judgment would have been inevitable (in this world).

020.130 Therefor (O Muhammad), bear with what they say, and celebrate the praise
of thy Lord ere the rising of the sun and ere the going down thereof. And glorify Him
some hours of the night and at the two ends of the day, that thou mayst find
acceptance.

020.131 And strain not thine eyes toward that which We cause some wedded pairs
among them to enjoy, the flower of the life of the world, that We may try them
thereby. The provision of thy Lord is better and more lasting.
020.132 And enjoin upon thy people worship, and be constant therein. We ask not of
thee a provision: We provided for thee. And the sequel is for righteousness.

020.133 And they say: If only he would bring us a miracle from his Lord! Hath there
not come unto them the proof of what is in the former scriptures ?

020.134 And if we had destroyed them with some punishment before it, they would
assuredly have said: Our Lord! If only Thou hadst sent unto us a messenger, so that
we might have followed Thy revelations before we were (thus) humbled and
disgraced!

020.135 Say: Each is awaiting; so await ye! Ye will come to know who are the
owners of the path of equity, and who is right.

021.001 Their reckoning draweth nigh for mankind, while they turn away in
heedlessness.

021.002 Never cometh there unto them a new reminder from their Lord but they listen
to it while they play,

021.003 With hearts preoccupied. And they confer in secret. The wrong-doers say: Is
this other than a mortal like you ? Will ye then succumb to magic when ye see (it) ?

021.004 He saith: My Lord knoweth what is spoken in the heaven and the earth. He is
the Hearer, the Knower.

021.005 Nay, say they, (these are but) muddled dreams; nay, he hath but invented it;
nay, he is but a poet. Let him bring us a portent even as those of old (who were God's
messengers) were sent (with portents).

021.006 Not a township believed of those which We destroyed before them (though
We sent them portents): would they then believe ?

021.007 And We sent not (as Our messengers) before thee other than men, whom We
inspired. Ask the followers of the Reminder if ye know not ?

021.008 We gave them not bodies that would not eat food, nor were they immortals.

021.009 Then we fulfilled the promise unto them. So we delivered them and whom
We would, and We destroyed the prodigals.
021.010 Now We have revealed unto you a Scripture wherein is your Reminder. Have
ye then no sense ?

021.011 How many a community that dealt unjustly have We shattered, and raised up
after them another folk!

021.012 And, when they felt Our might, behold them fleeing from it!

021.013 (But it was said unto them): Flee not, but return to that (existence) which
emasculated you and to your dwellings, that ye may be questioned.

021.014 They cried: Alas for us! we were wrong-doers.

021.015 And this their crying ceased not till We made them as reaped corn, extinct.

021.016 We created not the heaven and the earth and all that is between them in play.

021.017 If We had wished to find a pastime, We could have found it in Our presence
- if We ever did.

021.018 Nay, but We hurl the true against the false, and it doth break its head and lo!
it vanisheth. And yours will be woe for that which ye ascribe (unto Him).

021.019 Unto Him belongeth whosoever is in the heavens and the earth. And those
who dwell in His presence are not too proud to worship Him, nor do they weary;

021.020 They glorify (Him) night and day; they flag not.

021.021 Or have they chosen gods from the earth who raise the dead ?

021.022 If there were therein gods beside Allah, then verily both (the heavens and the
earth) had been disordered. Glorified be Allah, the Lord of the Throne, from all that
they ascribe (unto Him).

021.023 He will not be questioned as to that which He doeth, but they will be
questioned.

021.024 Or have they chosen other gods beside Him ? say: Bring your proof (of their
godhead). This is the Reminder of those with me and those before me, but most of
them know not the Truth and so they are averse.
021.025 And We sent no messenger before thee but We inspired him, (saying): There
is no God save Me (Allah), so worship Me.

021.026 And they say: The Beneficent hath taken unto Himself a son. Be He
Glorified! Nay, but (those whom they call sons) are honoured slaves;

021.027 They speak not until He hath spoken, and they act by His command.

021.028 He knoweth what is before them and what is behind them, and they cannot
intercede except for him whom He accepteth, and they quake for awe of Him.

021.029 And one of them who should say: Lo! I am a god beside Him, that one We
should repay with hell. Thus We Repay wrong-doers.

021.030 Have not those who disbelieve known that the heavens and the earth were of
one piece, then We parted them, and we made every living thing of water ? Will they
not then believe ?

021.031 And We have placed in the earth firm hills lest it quake with them, and We
have placed therein ravines as roads that haply they may find their way.

021.032 And we have made the sky a roof withheld (from them). Yet they turn away
from its portents.

021.033 And He it is Who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon.
They float, each in an orbit.

021.034 We appointed immortality for no mortal before thee. What! if thou diest, can
they be immortal!

021.035 Every soul must taste of death, and We try you with evil and with good, for
ordeal. And unto Us ye will be returned.

021.036 And when those who disbelieve behold thee, they but choose thee out for
mockery, (saying): Is this he who maketh mention of your gods ? And they would
deny all mention of the Beneficent.

021.037 Man is made of haste. I shall show you My portents, but ask Me not to
hasten.

021.038 And they say: When will this promise (be fulfilled), if ye are truthful ?
021.039 If those who disbelieved but knew the time when they will not be able to
drive off the fire from their faces and from their backs, and they will not be helped!

021.040 Nay, but it will come upon them unawares so that it will stupefy them, and
they will be unable to repel it, neither will they be reprieved.

021.041 Messengers before thee, indeed, were mocked, but that whereat they mocked
surrounded those who scoffed at them.

021.042 Say: Who guardeth you in the night or in the day from the Beneficent ? Nay,
but they turn away from mention of their Lord!

021.043 Or have they gods who can shield them from Us ? They cannot help
themselves nor can they be defended from Us.

021.044 Nay, but We gave these and their fathers ease until life grew long for them.
See they not how we aim to the land, reducing it of its outlying parts ? Can they then
be the victors ?

021.045 Say (O Muhammad, unto mankind): I warn you only by the Inspiration. But
the deaf hear not the call when they are warned.

021.046 And if a breath of thy Lord's punishment were to touch them, they assuredly
would say: Alas for us! Lo! we were wrong-doers.

021.047 And We set a just balance for the Day of Resurrection so that no soul is
wronged in aught. Though it be of the weight of a grain of mustard seed, We bring it.
And We suffice for reckoners.

021.048 And We verily gave Moses and Aaron the Criterion (of right and wrong) and
a light and a Reminder for those who keep from evil,

021.049 Those who fear their Lord in secret and who dread the Hour (of doom).

021.050 This is a blessed Reminder that we have revealed: Will ye then reject it ?

021.051 And We verily gave Abraham of old his proper course, and We were Aware
of him,
021.052 When he said unto his father and his folk: What are these images unto which
ye pay devotion ?

021.053 They said: We found our fathers worshippers of them.

021.054 He said: Verily ye and your fathers were in plain error.

021.055 They said: Bringest thou unto us the truth, or art thou some jester ?

021.056 He said: Nay, but your Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth, Who
created them; and I am of those who testify unto that.

021.057 And, by Allah, I shall circumvent your idols after ye have gone away and
turned your backs.

021.058 Then he reduced them to fragments, all save the chief of them, that haply
they might have recourse to it.

021.059 They said: Who hath done this to our gods ? Surely it must be some evil-
doer.

021.060 They said: We heard a youth make mention of them, who is called Abraham.

021.061 They said: Then bring him (hither) before the people's eyes that they may
testify.

021.062 They said: Is it thou who hast done this to our gods, O Abraham ?

021.063 He said: But this, their chief hath done it. So question them, if they can
speak.

021.064 Then gathered they apart and said: Lo! ye yourselves are the wrong-doers.

021.065 And they were utterly confounded, and they said: Well thou knowest that
these speak not.

021.066 He said: Worship ye then instead of Allah that which cannot profit you at all,
nor harm you ?

021.067 Fie on you and all that ye worship instead of Allah! Have ye then no sense ?
021.068 They cried: Burn him and stand by your gods, if ye will be doing.

021.069 We said: O fire, be coolness and peace for Abraham,

021.070 And they wished to set a snare for him, but We made them the greater losers.

021.071 And We rescued him and Lot (and brought them) to the land which We have
blessed for (all) peoples.

021.072 And We bestowed upon him Isaac, and Jacob as a grandson. Each of them
We made righteous.

021.073 And We made them chiefs who guide by Our command, and We inspired in
them the doing of good deeds and the right establishment of worship and the giving of
alms, and they were worshippers of Us (alone).

021.074 And unto Lot we gave judgment and knowledge, and We delivered him from
the community that did abominations. Lo! they were folk of evil, lewd.

021.075 And We brought him in unto Our mercy. Lo! he was of the righteous.

021.076 And Noah, when he cried of old, We heard his prayer and saved him and his
household from the great affliction.

021.077 And delivered him from the people who denied Our revelations. Lo! they
were folk of evil, therefor did We drown them all.

021.078 And David and Solomon, when they gave judgment concerning the field,
when people's sheep had strayed and browsed therein by night; and We were
witnesses to their judgment.

021.079 And We made Solomon to understand (the case); and unto each of them We
gave judgment and knowledge. And we subdued the hills and the birds to hymn (His)
praise along with David. We were the doers (thereof).

021.080 And We taught him the art of making garments (of mail) to protect you in
your daring. Are ye then thankful ?

021.081 And unto Solomon (We subdued) the wind in its raging. It set by his
command toward the land which We had blessed. And of everything We are Aware.
021.082 And of the evil ones (subdued We unto him) some who dived (for pearls) for
him and did other work, and We were warders unto them.

021.083 And Job, when he cried unto his Lord, (saying): Lo! adversity afflicteth me,
and Thou art Most Merciful of all who show mercy.

021.084 Then We heard his prayer and removed that adversity from which he
suffered, and We gave him his household (that he had lost) and the like thereof along
with them, a mercy from Our store, and a remembrance for the worshippers;

021.085 And (mention) Ishmael, and Idris, and Dhu'l-Kifl. All were of the steadfast.

021.086 And We brought them in unto Our mercy. Lo! they are among the righteous.

021.087 And (mention) Dhu'n-Nun, when he went off in anger and deemed that We
had no power over him, but he cried out in the darkness, saying: There is no God save
Thee. Be Thou Glorified! Lo! I have been a wrong-doer.

021.088 Then we heard his prayer and saved him from the anguish. Thus we save
believers.

021.089 And Zachariah, when he cried unto his Lord: My Lord! Leave me not
childless, though Thou art the Best of inheritors.

021.090 Then We heard his prayer, and bestowed upon him John, and adjusted his
wife (to bear a child) for him. Lo! they used to vie one with the other in good deeds,
and they cried unto Us in longing and in fear, and were submissive unto Us.

021.091 And she who was chaste, therefor We breathed into her (something) of Our
Spirit and made her and her son a token for (all) peoples.

021.092 Lo! this, your religion, is one religion, and I am your Lord, so worship Me.

021.093 And they have broken their religion (into fragments) among them, (yet) all
are returning unto Us.

021.094 Then whoso doeth some good works and is a believer, there will be no
rejection of his effort. Lo! We record (it) for him.
021.095 And there is a ban upon any community which We have destroyed: that they
shall not return.

021.096 Until, when Gog and Magog are let loose, and they hasten out of every
mound,

021.097 And the True Promise draweth nigh; then behold them, staring wide (in
terror), the eyes of those who disbelieve! (They say): Alas for us! We (lived) in
forgetfulness of this. Ah, but we were wrong-doers!

021.098 Lo! ye (idolaters) and that which ye worship beside Allah are fuel of hell.
Thereunto ye will come.

021.099 If these had been gods they would not have come thither, but all will abide
therein.

021.100 Therein wailing is their portion, and therein they hear not.

021.101 Lo! those unto whom kindness hath gone forth before from Us, they will be
far removed from thence.

021.102 They will not hear the slightest sound thereof, while they abide in that which
their souls desire.

021.103 The Supreme Horror will not grieve them, and the angels will welcome
them, (saying): This is your Day which ye were promised;

021.104 The Day when We shall roll up the heavens as a recorder rolleth up a written
scroll. As We began the first creation, We shall repeat it. (It is) a promise (binding)
upon Us. Lo! We are to perform it.

021.105 And verily we have written in the Scripture, after the Reminder: My
righteous slaves will inherit the earth:

021.106 Lo! there is a plain statement for folk who are devout.

021.107 We sent thee not save as a mercy for the peoples.

021.108 Say: It is only inspired in me that your God is One God. Will ye then
surrender (unto Him) ?

021.109 But if they are averse, then say: I have warned you all alike, although I know
not whether nigh or far is that which ye are promised.
021.110 Lo! He knoweth that which is said openly, and that which ye conceal.

021.111 And I know not but that this may be a trial for you, and enjoyment for a
while.

021.112 He saith: My Lord! Judge Thou with truth. Our Lord is the Beneficent,
Whose help is to be implored against that which ye ascribe (unto Him).

022.001 O mankind! Fear your Lord. Lo! the earthquake of the Hour (of Doom) is a
tremendous thing.

022.002 On the day when ye behold it, every nursing mother will forget her nursling
and every pregnant one will be delivered of her burden, and thou (Muhammad) wilt
see mankind as drunken, yet they will not be drunken, but the Doom of Allah will be
strong (upon them).

022.003 Among mankind is he who disputeth concerning Allah without knowledge,
and followeth each froward devil;

022.004 For him it is decreed that whoso taketh him for friend, he verily will mislead
him and will guide him to the punishment of the Flame.

022.005 O mankind! if ye are in doubt concerning the Resurrection, then lo! We have
created you from dust, then from a drop of seed, then from a clot, then from a little
lump of flesh shapely and shapeless, that We may make (it) clear for you. And We
cause what We will to remain in the wombs for an appointed time, and afterward We
bring you forth as infants, then (give you growth) that ye attain your full strength.
And among you there is he who dieth (young), and among you there is he who is
brought back to the most abject time of life, so that, after knowledge, he knoweth
naught. And thou (Muhammad) seest the earth barren, but when We send down water
thereon, it doth thrill and swell and put forth every lovely kind (of growth).

022.006 That is because Allah, He is the Truth and because He quickeneth the dead,
and because He is Able to do all things;

022.007 And because the Hour will come, there is no doubt thereof; and because
Allah will raise those who are in the graves.

022.008 And among mankind is he who disputeth concerning Allah without
knowledge or guidance or a scripture giving light,
022.009 Turning away in pride to beguile (men) from the way of Allah. For him in
this world is ignominy, and on the Day of Resurrection We make him taste the doom
of burning.

022.010 (And unto him it will be said): This is for that which thy two hands have sent
before, and because Allah is no oppressor of His slaves.

022.011 And among mankind is he who worshippeth Allah upon a narrow marge so
that if good befalleth him he is content therewith, but if a trial befalleth him, he falleth
away utterly. He loseth both the world and the Hereafter. That is the sheer loss.

022.012 He calleth, beside Allah, unto that which hurteth him not nor benefiteth him.
That is the far error.

022.013 He calleth unto him whose harm is nearer than his benefit; verily an evil
patron and verily an evil friend!

022.014 Lo! Allah causeth those who believe and do good works to enter Gardens
underneath which rivers flow. Lo! Allah doth what He intendeth.

022.015 Whoso is wont to think (through envy) that Allah will not give him
(Muhammad) victory in the world and the Hereafter (and is enraged at the thought of
his victory), let him stretch a rope up to the roof (of his dwelling), and let him hang
himself. Then let him see whether his strategy dispelleth that whereat he rageth!.

022.016 Thus We reveal it as plain revelations, and verily Allah guideth whom He
will.

022.017 Lo! those who believe (this revelation), and those who are Jews, and the
Sabaeans and the Christians and the Magians and the idolaters - Lo! Allah will decide
between them on the Day of Resurrection. Lo! Allah is Witness over all things.

022.018 Hast thou not seen that unto Allah payeth adoration whosoever is in the
heavens and whosoever is in the earth, and the sun, and the moon, and the stars, and
the hills, and the trees, and the beasts, and many of mankind, while there are many
unto whom the doom is justly due. He whom Allah scorneth, there is none to give
him honour. Lo! Allah doeth what He will.
022.019 These twain (the believers and the disbelievers) are two opponents who
contend concerning their Lord. But as for those who disbelieve, garments of fire will
be cut out for them; boiling fluid will be poured down on their heads,

022.020 Whereby that which is in their bellies, and their skins too, will be melted;

022.021 And for them are hooked rods of iron.

022.022 Whenever, in their anguish, they would go forth from thence they are driven
back therein and (it is said unto them): Taste the doom of burning.

022.023 Lo! Allah will cause those who believe and do good works to enter Gardens
underneath which rivers flow, wherein they will be allowed armlets of gold, and
pearls, and their raiment therein will be silk.

022.024 They are guided unto gentle speech; they are guided unto the path of the
Glorious One.

022.025 Lo! those who disbelieve and bar (men) from the way of Allah and from the
Inviolable Place of Worship, which We have appointed for mankind together, the
dweller therein and the nomad: whosoever seeketh wrongful partiality therein, him
We shall cause to taste a painful doom.

022.026 And (remember) when We prepared for Abraham the place of the (holy)
House, saying: Ascribe thou no thing as partner unto Me, and purify My House for
those who make the round (thereof) and those who stand and those who bow and
make prostration.

022.027 And proclaim unto mankind the pilgrimage. They will come unto thee on
foot and on every lean camel; they will come from every deep ravine,

022.028 That they may witness things that are of benefit to them, and mention the
name of Allah on appointed days over the beast of cattle that He hath bestowed upon
them. Then eat thereof and feed therewith the poor unfortunate.

022.029 Then let them make an end of their unkemptness and pay their vows and go
around the ancient House.
022.030 That (is the command). And whoso magnifieth the sacred things of Allah, it
will be well for him in the sight of his Lord. The cattle are lawful unto you save that
which hath been told you. So shun the filth of idols, and shun lying speech,

022.031 Turning unto Allah (only), not ascribing partners unto Him; for whoso
ascribeth partners unto Allah, it is as if he had fallen from the sky and the birds had
snatched him or the wind had blown him to a far-off place.

022.032 That (is the command). And whoso magnifieth the offerings consecrated to
Allah, it surely is from devotion of the hearts,

022.033 Therein are benefits for you for an appointed term; and afterward they are
brought for sacrifice unto the ancient House.

022.034 And for every nation have We appointed a ritual, that they may mention the
name of Allah over the beast of cattle that He hath given them for food; and your God
is One God, therefor surrender unto Him. And give good tidings (O Muhammad) to
the humble,

022.035 Whose hearts fear when Allah is mentioned, and the patient of whatever may
befall them, and those who establish worship and who spend of that We have
bestowed on them.

022.036 And the camels! We have appointed them among the ceremonies of Allah.
Therein ye have much good. So mention the name of Allah over them when they are
drawn up in lines. Then when their flanks fall (dead), eat thereof and feed the beggar
and the suppliant. Thus have We made them subject unto you, that haply ye may give
thanks.

022.037 Their flesh and their food reach not Allah, but the devotion from you
reacheth Him. Thus have We made them subject unto you that ye may magnify Allah
that He hath guided you. And give good tidings (O Muhammad) to the good.

022.038 Lo! Allah defendeth those who are true. Lo! Allah loveth not each
treacherous ingrate.

022.039 Sanction is given unto those who fight because they have been wronged; and
Allah is indeed Able to give them victory;
022.040 Those who have been driven from their homes unjustly only because they
said: Our Lord is Allah - For had it not been for Allah's repelling some men by means
of others, cloisters and churches and oratories and mosques, wherein the name of
Allah is oft mentioned, would assuredly have been pulled down. Verily Allah helpeth
one who helpeth Him. Lo! Allah is Strong, Almighty -

022.041 Those who, if We give them power in the land, establish worship and pay the
poor-due and enjoin kindness and forbid iniquity. And Allah's is the sequel of events.

022.042 If they deny thee (Muhammad), even so the folk of Noah, and (the tribes of)
A'ad and Thamud, before thee, denied (Our messengers);

022.043 And the folk of Abraham and the folk of Lot;

022.044 (And) the dwellers in Midian. And Moses was denied; but I indulged the
disbelievers a long while, then I seized them, and how (terrible) was My abhorrence!

022.045 How many a township have We destroyed while it was sinful, so that it lieth
(to this day) in ruins, and (how many) a deserted well and lofty tower!

022.046 Have they not travelled in the land, and have they hearts wherewith to feel
and ears wherewith to hear ? For indeed it is not the eyes that grow blind, but it is the
hearts, which are within the bosoms, that grow blind.

022.047 And they will bid thee hasten on the Doom, and Allah faileth not His
promise, but lo! a Day with Allah is as a thousand years of what ye reckon.

022.048 And how many a township did I suffer long though it was sinful! Then I
grasped it. Unto Me is the return.

022.049 Say: O mankind! I am only a plain warner unto you.

022.050 Those who believe and do good works, for them is pardon and a rich
provision;

022.051 While those who strive to thwart Our revelations, such are rightful owners of
the Fire.
022.052 Never sent We a messenger or a prophet before thee but when He recited (the
message) Satan proposed (opposition) in respect of that which he recited thereof. But
Allah abolisheth that which Satan proposeth. Then Allah establisheth His revelations.
Allah is Knower, Wise;

022.053 That He may make that which the devil proposeth a temptation for those in
whose hearts is a disease, and those whose hearts are hardened - Lo! the evil-doers are
in open schism -

022.054 And that those who have been given knowledge may know that it is the truth
from thy Lord, so that they may believe therein and their hearts may submit humbly
unto Him. Lo! Allah verily is guiding those who believe unto a right path.

022.055 And those who disbelieve will not cease to be in doubt thereof until the Hour
come upon them unawares, or there come unto them the doom of a disastrous day.

022.056 The Sovereignty on that day will be Allah's, He will judge between them.
Then those who believed and did good works will be in Gardens of Delight,

022.057 While those who disbelieved and denied Our revelations, for them will be a
shameful doom.

022.058 Those who fled their homes for the cause of Allah and then were slain or
died, Allah verily will provide for them a good provision. Lo! Allah, He verily is Best
of all who make provision.

022.059 Assuredly He will cause them to enter by an entry that they will love. Lo!
Allah verily is Knower, Indulgent.

022.060 That (is so). And whoso hath retaliated with the like of that which he was
made to suffer and then hath (again) been wronged, Allah will succour him. Lo! Allah
verily is Mild, Forgiving.

022.061 That is because Allah maketh the night to pass into the day and maketh the
day to pass into the night, and because Allah is Hearer, Seer.

022.062 That is because Allah, He is the True, and that whereon they call instead of
Him, it is the false, and because Allah, He is the High, the Great.

022.063 Seest thou not how Allah sendeth down water from the sky and then the
earth becometh green upon the morrow ? Lo! Allah is Subtile, Aware.
022.064 Unto Him belongeth all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. Lo!
Allah, He verily is the Absolute, the Owner of Praise.

022.065 Hast thou not seen how Allah hath made all that is in the earth subservient
unto you ? And the ship runneth upon the sea by His command, and He holdeth back
the heaven from falling on the earth unless by His leave. Lo! Allah is, for mankind,
Full of Pity, Merciful.

022.066 And He it is Who gave you life, then He will cause you to die, and then will
give you life (again). Lo! man is verily an ingrate.

022.067 Unto each nation have We given sacred rites which they are to perform; so
let them not dispute with thee of the matter, but summon thou unto thy Lord. Lo! thou
indeed followest right guidance.

022.068 And if they wrangle with thee, say: Allah is Best Aware of what ye do.

022.069 Allah will judge between you on the Day of Resurrection concerning that
wherein ye used to differ.

022.070 Hast thou not known that Allah knoweth all that is in the heaven and the
earth ? Lo! it is in a record. Lo! that is easy for Allah.

022.071 And they worship instead of Allah that for which He hath sent down no
warrant, and that whereof they have no knowledge. For evil-doers there is no helper.

022.072 And when Our revelations are recited unto them, thou knowest the denial in
the faces of those who disbelieve; they all but attack those who recite Our revelations
unto them. Say: Shall I proclaim unto you worse than that ? The Fire! Allah hath
promised it for those who disbelieve. A hapless journey's end!

022.073 O mankind! A similitude is coined, so pay ye heed to it: Lo! those on whom
ye call beside Allah will never create a fly though they combine together for the
purpose. And if the fly took something from them, they could not rescue it from it. So
weak are (both) the seeker and the sought!

022.074 They measure not Allah His rightful measure. Lo! Allah is Strong, Almighty.

022.075 Allah chooseth from the angels messengers, and (also) from mankind. Lo!
Allah is Hearer, Seer.
022.076 He knoweth all that is before them and all that is behind them, and unto
Allah all things are returned.

022.077 O ye who believe! Bow down and prostrate yourselves, and worship your
Lord, and do good, that haply ye may prosper.

022.078 And strive for Allah with the endeavour which is His right. He hath chosen
you and hath not laid upon you in religion any hardship; the faith of your father
Abraham (is yours). He hath named you Muslims of old time and in this (Scripture),
that the messenger may be a witness against you, and that ye may be witnesses
against mankind. So establish worship, pay the poor-due, and hold fast to Allah. He is
your Protecting friend. A blessed Patron and a blessed Helper!

023.001 Successful indeed are the believers

023.002 Who are humble in their prayers,

023.003 And who shun vain conversation,

023.004 And who are payers of the poor-due;

023.005 And who guard their modesty -

023.006 Save from their wives or the (slaves) that their right hands possess, for then
they are not blameworthy,

023.007 But whoso craveth beyond that, such are transgressors -

023.008 And who are shepherds of their pledge and their covenant,

023.009 And who pay heed to their prayers.

023.010 These are the heirs

023.011 Who will inherit paradise. There they will abide.

023.012 Verily We created man from a product of wet earth;

023.013 Then placed him as a drop (of seed) in a safe lodging;
023.014 Then fashioned We the drop a clot, then fashioned We the clot a little lump,
then fashioned We the little lump bones, then clothed the bones with flesh, and then
produced it as another creation. So blessed be Allah, the Best of creators!

023.015 Then lo! after that ye surely die.

023.016 Then lo! on the Day of Resurrection ye are raised (again).

023.017 And We have created above you seven paths, and We are never unmindful of
creation.

023.018 And we send down from the sky water in measure, and We give it lodging in
the earth, and lo! We are Able to withdraw it.

023.019 Then We produce for you therewith gardens of date-palms and grapes,
wherein is much fruit for you and whereof ye eat;

023.020 And a tree that springeth forth from Mount Sinai that groweth oil and relish
for the eaters.

023.021 And lo! in the cattle there is verily a lesson for you. We give you to drink of
that which is in their bellies, and many uses have ye in them, and of them do ye eat;

023.022 And on them and on the ship ye are carried.

023.023 And We verily sent Noah unto his folk, and he said: O my people! Serve
Allah. Ye have no other God save Him. Will ye not ward off (evil) ?

023.024 But the chieftains of his folk, who disbelieved, said: This is only a mortal
like you who would make himself superior to you. Had Allah willed, He surely could
have sent down angels. We heard not of this in the case of our fathers of old.

023.025 He is only a man in whom is a madness, so watch him for a while.

023.026 He said: My Lord! Help me because they deny me.
023.027 Then We inspired in him, saying: Make the ship under Our eyes and Our
inspiration. Then, when Our command cometh and the oven gusheth water, introduce
therein of every (kind) two spouses, and thy household save him thereof against
whom the Word hath already gone forth. And plead not with Me on behalf of those
who have done wrong. Lo! they will be drowned.

023.028 And when thou art on board the ship, thou and whoso is with thee, then say:
Praise be to Allah Who hath saved us from the wrongdoing folk!

023.029 And say: My Lord! Cause me to land at a blessed landing-place, for Thou art
Best of all who bring to land.

023.030 Lo! herein verily are portents, for lo! We are ever putting (mankind) to the
test.

023.031 Then, after them, We brought forth another generation;

023.032 And we sent among them a messenger of their own, saying: Serve Allah, Ye
have no other God save Him. Will ye not ward off (evil) ?

023.033 And the chieftains of his folk, who disbelieved and denied the meeting of the
Hereafter, and whom We had made soft in the life of the world, said: This is only a
mortal like you, who eateth of that whereof ye eat and drinketh of that ye drink.

023.034 If ye were to obey a mortal like yourselves, then, lo! ye surely would be
losers.

023.035 Doth he promise you that you, when ye are dead and have become dust and
bones, will (again) be brought forth ?

023.036 Begone, begone, with that which ye are promised!

023.037 There is naught but our life of the world; we die and we live, and we shall
not be raised (again).

023.038 He is only a man who hath invented a lie about Allah. We are not going to
put faith in him.

023.039 He said: My Lord! Help me because they deny me.

023.040 He said: In a little while they surely will become repentant.
023.041 So the (Awful) Cry overtook them rightfully, and We made them like as
wreckage (that a torrent hurleth). A far removal for wrongdoing folk!

023.042 Then after them We brought forth other generations.

023.043 No nation can outstrip its term, nor yet postpone it.

023.044 Then We sent our messengers one after another. Whenever its messenger
came unto a nation they denied him; so We caused them to follow one another (to
disaster) and We made them bywords. A far removal for folk who believe not!

023.045 Then We sent Moses and his brother Aaron with Our tokens and a clear
warrant

023.046 Unto Pharaoh and his chiefs, but they scorned (them) and they were despotic
folk.

023.047 And they said: Shall we put faith in two mortals like ourselves, and whose
folk are servile unto us ?

023.048 So they denied them, and became of those who were destroyed.

023.049 And We verily gave Moses the Scripture, that haply they might go aright.

023.050 And We made the son of Mary and his mother a portent, and We gave them
refuge on a height, a place of flocks and watersprings.

023.051 O ye messengers! Eat of the good things, and do right. Lo! I am Aware of
what ye do.

023.052 And lo! this your religion is one religion and I am your Lord, so keep your
duty unto Me.

023.053 But they (mankind) have broken their religion among them into sects, each
group rejoicing in its tenets.

023.054 So leave them in their error till a time.

023.055 Think they that in the wealth and sons wherewith We provide them

023.056 We hasten unto them with good things ? Nay, but they perceive not.
023.057 Lo! those who go in awe for fear of their Lord.

023.058 And those who believe in the revelations of their Lord,

023.059 And those who ascribe not partners unto their Lord,

023.060 And those who give that which they give with hearts afraid because they are
about to return unto their Lord,

023.061 These race for the good things, and they shall win them in the race.

023.062 And we task not any soul beyond its scope, and with Us is a Record which
speaketh the truth, and they will not be wronged.

023.063 Nay, but their hearts are in ignorance of this (Qur'an), and they have other
works, besides, which they are doing;

023.064 Till when We grasp their luxurious ones with the punishment, behold! they
supplicate.

023.065 Supplicate not this day! Assuredly ye will not be helped by Us.

023.066 My revelations were recited unto you, but ye used to turn back on your heels,

023.067 In scorn thereof. Nightly did ye rave together.

023.068 Have they not pondered the Word, or hath that come unto them which came
not unto their fathers of old ?

023.069 Or know they not their messenger, and so reject him ?

023.070 Or say they: There is a madness in him ? Nay, but he bringeth them the
Truth; and most of them are haters of the Truth.

023.071 And if the Truth had followed their desires, verily the heavens and the earth
and whosoever is therein had been corrupted. Nay, We have brought them their
Reminder, but from their Reminder they now turn away.
023.072 Or dost thou ask of them (O Muhammad) any tribute ? But the bounty of thy
Lord is better, for He is Best of all who make provision.

023.073 And lo! thou summonest them indeed unto a straight path.

023.074 And lo! those who believe not in the Hereafter are indeed astray from the
path.

023.075 Though We had mercy on them and relieved them of the harm afflicting
them, they still would wander blindly on in their contumacy.

023.076 Already have We grasped them with punishment, but they humble not
themselves unto their Lord, nor do they pray,

023.077 Until, when We open for them the gate of extreme punishment, behold! they
are aghast thereat.

023.078 He it is Who hath created for you ears and eyes and hearts. Small thanks give
ye!

023.079 And He it is Who hath sown you broadcast in the earth, and unto Him ye will
be gathered.

023.080 And He it is Who giveth life and causeth death, and His is the difference of
night and day. Have ye then no sense ?

023.081 Nay, but they say the like of that which said the men of old;

023.082 They say: When we are dead and have become (mere) dust and bones, shall
we then, forsooth, be raised again ?

023.083 We were already promised this, we and our forefathers. Lo! this is naught but
fables of the men of old.

023.084 Say: Unto Whom (belongeth) the earth and whosoever is therein, if ye have
knowledge ?

023.085 They will say: Unto Allah. Say: Will ye not then remember ?

023.086 Say: Who is Lord of the seven heavens, and Lord of the Tremendous Throne
?
023.087 They will say: Unto Allah (all that belongeth). Say: Will ye not then keep
duty (unto Him) ?

023.088 Say: In Whose hand is the dominion over all things and He protecteth, while
against Him there is no protection, if ye have knowledge ?

023.089 They will say: Unto Allah (all that belongeth). Say: How then are ye
bewitched ?

023.090 Nay, but We have brought them the Truth, and lo! they are liars.

023.091 Allah hath not chosen any son, nor is there any god along with Him; else
would each god have assuredly championed that which he created, and some of them
would assuredly have overcome others. Glorified be Allah above all that they allege.

023.092 Knower of the Invisible and the Visible! and Exalted be He over all that they
ascribe as partners (unto Him)!

023.093 Say: My Lord! If Thou shouldst show me that which they are promised.

023.094 My Lord! then set me not among the wrongdoing folk.

023.095 And verily We are Able to show thee that which We have promised them.

023.096 Repel evil with that which is better. We are Best Aware of that which they
allege.

023.097 And say: My Lord! I seek refuge in Thee from suggestions of the evil ones,

023.098 And I seek refuge in Thee, my Lord, lest they be present with me,

023.099 Until, when death cometh unto one of them, he saith: My Lord! Send me
back,

023.100 That I may do right in that which I have left behind! But nay! It is but a word
that he speaketh; and behind them is a barrier until the day when they are raised.

023.101 And when the trumpet is blown there will be no kinship among them that
day, nor will they ask of one another.
023.102 Then those whose scales are heavy, they are the successful.

023.103 And those whose scales are light are those who lose their souls, in hell
abiding.

023.104 The fire burneth their faces, and they are glum therein.

023.105 (It will be said): Were not My revelations recited unto you, and then ye used
to deny them ?

023.106 They will say: Our Lord! Our evil fortune conquered us, and we were erring
folk.

023.107 Our Lord! Oh, bring us forth from hence! If we return (to evil) then indeed
we shall be wrong-doers.

023.108 He saith: Begone therein, and speak not unto Me.

023.109 Lo! there was a party of My slaves who said: Our Lord! We believe, therefor
forgive us and have mercy on us for Thou art Best of all who show mercy;

023.110 But ye chose them for a laughing-stock until they caused you to forget
remembrance of Me, while ye laughed at them.

023.111 Lo! I have rewarded them this day forasmuch as they were steadfast in that
they, even they, are the triumphant.

023.112 He will say: How long tarried ye in the earth, counting by years ?

023.113 They will say: We tarried by a day or part of a day. Ask of those who keep
count!

023.114 He will say: Ye tarried but a little if ye only knew.

023.115 Deemed ye then that We had created you for naught, and that ye would not
be returned unto Us ?

023.116 Now Allah be Exalted, the True King! There is no God save Him, the Lord
of the Throne of Grace.

023.117 He who crieth unto any other god along with Allah hath no proof thereof. His
reckoning is only with his Lord. Lo! disbelievers will not be successful.
023.118 And (O Muhammad) say: My Lord! Forgive and have mercy, for Thou art
Best of all who show mercy.

024.001 (Here is) a surah which We have revealed and enjoined, and wherein We
have revealed plain tokens, that haply ye may take heed.

024.002 The adulterer and the adulteress, scourge ye each one of them (with) a
hundred stripes. And let not pity for the twain withhold you from obedience to Allah,
if ye believe in Allah and the Last Day. And let a party of believers witness their
punishment.

024.003 The adulterer shall not marry save an adulteress or an idolatress, and the
adulteress none shall marry save an adulterer or an idolater. All that is forbidden unto
believers.

024.004 And those who accuse honourable women but bring not four witnesses,
scourge them (with) eighty stripes and never (afterward) accept their testimony - They
indeed are evil-doers -

024.005 Save those who afterward repent and make amends. (For such) lo! Allah is
Forgiving, Merciful.

024.006 As for those who accuse their wives but have no witnesses except
themselves; let the testimony of one of them be four testimonies, (swearing) by Allah
that he is of those who speak the truth;

024.007 And yet a fifth, invoking the curse of Allah on him if he is of those who lie.

024.008 And it shall avert the punishment from her if she bear witness before Allah
four times that the thing he saith is indeed false,

024.009 And a fifth (time) that the wrath of Allah be upon her if he speaketh truth.

024.010 And had it not been for the grace of Allah and His mercy unto you, and that
Allah is Clement, Wise, (ye had been undone).

024.011 Lo! they who spread the slander are a gang among you. Deem it not a bad
thing for you; nay, it is good for you. Unto every man of them (will be paid) that
which he hath earned of the sin; and as for him among them who had the greater share
therein, his will be an awful doom.
024.012 Why did not the believers, men and women, when ye heard it, think good of
their own own folk, and say: It is a manifest untruth ?

024.013 Why did they not produce four witnesses ? Since they produce not witnesses,
they verily are liars in the sight of Allah.

024.014 Had it not been for the grace of Allah and His mercy unto you in the world
and the Hereafter an awful doom had overtaken you for that whereof ye murmured.

024.015 When ye welcomed it with your tongues, and uttered with your mouths that
whereof ye had no knowledge, ye counted it a trifle. In the sight of Allah it is very
great.

024.016 Wherefor, when ye heard it, said ye not: It is not for us to speak of this.
Glory be to Thee (O Allah)! This is awful calumny.

024.017 Allah admonisheth you that ye repeat not the like thereof ever, if ye are (in
truth) believers.

024.018 And He expoundeth unto you the revelations. Allah is Knower, Wise.

024.019 Lo! those who love that slander should be spread concerning those who
believe, theirs will be a painful punishment in the world and the Hereafter. Allah
knoweth. Ye know not.

024.020 Had it not been for the grace of Allah and His mercy unto you, and that Allah
is Clement, Merciful, (ye had been undone).

024.021 O ye who believe! Follow not the footsteps of the devil. Unto whomsoever
followeth the footsteps of the devil, lo! he commandeth filthiness and wrong. Had it
not been for the grace of Allah and His mercy unto you, not one of you would ever
have grown pure. But Allah causeth whom He will to grow. And Allah is Hearer,
Knower.

024.022 And let not those who possess dignity and ease among you swear not to give
to the near of kin and to the needy, and to fugitives for the cause of Allah. Let them
forgive and show indulgence. Yearn ye not that Allah may forgive you ? Allah is
Forgiving, Merciful.

024.023 Lo! as for those who traduce virtuous, believing women (who are) careless,
cursed are they in the world and the Hereafter. Theirs will be an awful doom
024.024 On the day when their tongues and their hands and their feet testify against
them as to what they used to do,

024.025 On that day Allah will pay them their just due, and they will know that Allah,
He is the Manifest Truth.

024.026 Vile women are for vile men, and vile men for vile women. Good women are
for good men, and good men for good women; such are innocent of that which people
say: For them is pardon and a bountiful provision.

024.027 O ye who believe! Enter not houses other than your own without first
announcing your presence and invoking peace upon the folk thereof. That is better for
you, that ye may be heedful.

024.028 And if ye find no-one therein, still enter not until permission hath been given.
And if it be said unto you: Go away again, then go away, for it is purer for you. Allah
knoweth what ye do.

024.029 (It is) no sin for you to enter uninhabited houses wherein is comfort for you.
Allah knoweth what ye proclaim and what ye hide.

024.030 Tell the believing men to lower their gaze and be modest. That is purer for
them. Lo! Allah is aware of what they do.

024.031 And tell the believing women to lower their gaze and be modest, and to
display of their adornment only that which is apparent, and to draw their veils over
their bosoms, and not to reveal their adornment save to their own husbands or fathers
or husbands' fathers, or their sons or their husbands' sons, or their brothers or their
brothers' sons or sisters' sons, or their women, or their slaves, or male attendants who
lack vigour, or children who know naught of women's nakedness. And let them not
stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment. And turn unto
Allah together, O believers, in order that ye may succeed.

024.032 And marry such of you as are solitary and the pious of your slaves and maid-
servants. If they be poor, Allah will enrich them of His bounty. Allah is of ample
means, Aware.
024.033 And let those who cannot find a match keep chaste till Allah give them
independence by His grace. And such of your slaves as seek a writing (of
emancipation), write it for them if ye are aware of aught of good in them, and bestow
upon them of the wealth of Allah which He hath bestowed upon you. Force not your
slave-girls to whoredom that ye may seek enjoyment of the life of the world, if they
would preserve their chastity. And if one force them, then (unto them), after their
compulsion, lo! Allah will be Forgiving, Merciful.

024.034 And verily We have sent down for you revelations that make plain, and the
example of those who passed away before you. An admonition unto those who ward
off (evil).

024.035 Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The similitude of His light is
as a niche wherein is a lamp. The lamp is in a glass. The glass is as it were a shining
star. (This lamp is) kindled from a blessed tree, an olive neither of the East nor of the
West, whose oil would almost glow forth (of itself) though no fire touched it. Light
upon light. Allah guideth unto His light whom He will. And Allah speaketh to
mankind in allegories, for Allah is Knower of all things.

024.036 (This lamp is found) in houses which Allah hath allowed to be exalted and
that His name shall be remembered therein. Therein do offer praise to Him at morn
and evening.

024.037 Men whom neither merchandise nor sale beguileth from remembrance of
Allah and constancy in prayer and paying to the poor their due; who fear a day when
hearts and eyeballs will be overturned;

024.038 That Allah may reward them with the best of what they did, and increase
reward for them of His bounty. Allah giveth blessings without stint to whom He will.

024.039 As for those who disbelieve, their deeds are as a mirage in a desert. The
thirsty one supposeth it to be water till he cometh unto it and findeth it naught, and
findeth, in the place thereof, Allah Who payeth him his due; and Allah is swift at
reckoning.

024.040 Or as darkness on a vast, abysmal sea. There covereth him a wave, above
which is a wave, above which is a cloud. Layer upon layer of darkness. When he
holdeth out his hand he scarce can see it. And he for whom Allah hath not appointed
light, for him there is no light.
024.041 Hast thou not seen that Allah, He it is Whom all who are in the heavens and
the earth praise, and the birds in their flight ? Of each He knoweth verily the worship
and the praise; and Allah is Aware of what they do.

024.042 And unto Allah belongeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth, and
unto Allah is the journeying.

024.043 Hast thou not seen how Allah wafteth the clouds, then gathereth them, then
maketh them layers, and thou seest the rain come forth from between them; He
sendeth down from the heaven mountains wherein is hail, and smiteth therewith
whom He will, and averteth it from whom He will. The flashing of His lightning all
but snatcheth away the sight.

024.044 Allah causeth the revolution of the day and the night. Lo! herein is indeed a
lesson for those who see.

024.045 Allah hath created every animal of water. Of them is (a kind) that goeth upon
its belly and (a kind) that goeth upon two legs and (a kind) that goeth upon four.
Allah createth what He will. Lo! Allah is Able to do all things.

024.046 Verily We have sent down revelations and explained them. Allah guideth
whom He will unto a straight path.

024.047 And they say: We believe in Allah and the messenger, and we obey; then
after that a faction of them turn away. Such are not believers.

024.048 And when they appeal unto Allah and His messenger to judge between them,
lo! a faction of them are averse;

024.049 But if right had been with them they would have come unto him willingly.

024.050 Is there in their hearts a disease, or have they doubts, or fear they lest Allah
and His messenger should wrong them in judgment ? Nay, but such are evil-doers.

024.051 The saying of (all true) believers when they appeal unto Allah and His
messenger to judge between them is only that they say: We hear and we obey. And
such are the successful.

024.052 He who obeyeth Allah and His messenger, and feareth Allah, and keepeth
duty (unto Him): such indeed are the victorious.
024.053 They swear by Allah solemnly that, if thou order them, they will go forth.
Say: Swear not; known obedience (is better). Lo! Allah is Informed of what ye do.

024.054 Say: Obey Allah and obey the messenger. But if ye turn away, then (it is) for
him (to do) only that wherewith he hath been charged, and for you (to do) only that
wherewith ye have been charged. If ye obey him, ye will go aright. But the messenger
hath no other charge than to convey (the message) plainly.

024.055 Allah hath promised such of you as believe and do good work that He will
surely make them to succeed (the present rulers) in the earth even as He caused those
who were before them to succeed (others); and that He will surely establish for them
their religion which He hath approved for them, and will give them in exchange
safety after their fear. They serve Me. They ascribe no thing as partner unto Me.
Those who disbelieve henceforth, they are the miscreants.

024.056 Establish worship and pay the poor-due and obey the messenger, that haply
ye may find mercy.

024.057 Think not that the disbelievers can escape in the land. Fire will be their home
- a hapless journey's end!

024.058 O ye who believe! Let your slaves, and those of you who have not come to
puberty, ask leave of you at three times (before they come into your presence): Before
the prayer of dawn, and when ye lay aside your raiment for the heat of noon, and after
the prayer of night. Three times of privacy for you. It is no sin for them or for you at
other times, when some of you go round attendant upon others (if they come into your
presence without leave). Thus Allah maketh clear the revelations for you. Allah is
Knower, Wise.

024.059 And when the children among you come to puberty then let them ask leave
even as those before them used to ask it. Thus Allah maketh clear His revelations for
you. Allah is Knower, Wise.

024.060 As for women past child-bearing, who have no hope of marriage, it is no sin
for them if they discard their (outer) clothing in such a way as not to show adornment.
But to refrain is better for them. Allah is Hearer, Knower.
024.061 No blame is there upon the blind nor any blame upon the lame nor any blame
upon the sick nor on yourselves if ye eat from your houses, or the houses of your
fathers, or the houses of your mothers, or the houses of your brothers, or the houses of
your sisters, or the houses of your fathers' brothers, or the houses of your fathers'
sisters, or the houses of your mothers' brothers, or the houses of your mothers' sisters,
or (from that) whereof ye hold the keys, or (from the house) of a friend. No sin shall it
be for you whether ye eat together or apart. But when ye enter houses, salute one
another with a greeting from Allah, blessed and sweet. Thus Allah maketh clear His
revelations for you, that haply ye may understand.

024.062 They only are the true believers who believe in Allah and His messenger
and, when they are with him on some common errand, go not away until they have
asked leave of him. Lo! those who ask leave of thee, those are they who believe in
Allah and His messenger. So, if they ask thy leave for some affair of theirs, give leave
to whom thou wilt of them, and ask for them forgiveness of Allah. Lo! Allah is
Forgiving, Merciful.

024.063 Make not the calling of the messenger among you as your calling one of
another. Allah knoweth those of you who steal away, hiding themselves. And let
those who conspire to evade orders beware lest grief or painful punishment befall
them.

024.064 Lo! verily unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth.
He knoweth your condition. And (He knoweth) the Day when they are returned unto
Him so that He may inform them of what they did. Allah is Knower of all things.

025.001 Blessed is He Who hath revealed unto His slave the Criterion (of right and
wrong), that he may be a warner to the peoples.

025.002 He unto Whom belongeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth, He
hath chosen no son nor hath He any partner in the Sovereignty. He hath created
everything and hath meted out for it a measure.

025.003 Yet they choose beside Him other gods who create naught but are themselves
created, and possess not hurt nor profit for themselves, and possess not death nor life,
nor power to raise the dead.

025.004 Those who disbelieve say: This is naught but a lie that he hath invented, and
other folk have helped him with it, so that they have produced a slander and a lie.
025.005 And they say: Fables of the men of old which he hath had written down so
that they are dictated to him morn and evening.

025.006 Say (unto them, O Muhammad): He who knoweth the secret of the heavens
and the earth hath revealed it. Lo! He ever is Forgiving, Merciful.

025.007 And they say: What aileth this messenger (of Allah) that he eateth food and
walketh in the markets ? Why is not an angel sent down unto him, to be a warner with
him.

025.008 Or (why is not) treasure thrown down unto him, or why hath he not a
paradise from whence to eat ? And the evil-doers say: Ye are but following a man
bewitched.

025.009 See how they coin similitudes for thee, so that they are all astray and cannot
find a road!

025.010 Blessed is He Who, if He will, will assign thee better than (all) that - Gardens
underneath which rivers flow - and will assign thee mansions.

025.011 Nay, but they deny (the coming of) the Hour, and for those who deny (the
coming of) the Hour We have prepared a flame.

025.012 When it seeth them from afar, they hear the crackling and the roar thereof.

025.013 And when they are flung into a narrow place thereof, chained together, they
pray for destruction there.

025.014 Pray not that day for one destruction, but pray for many destructions!

025.015 Say: Is that (doom) better or the Garden of Immortality which is promised
unto those who ward off (evil) ? It will be their reward and journey's end.

025.016 Therein abiding, they have all that they desire. It is for thy Lord a promise
that must be fulfilled.

025.017 And on the day when He will assemble them and that which they worship
instead of Allah and will say: Was it ye who misled these my slaves or did they
(themselves) wander from the way ?
025.018 They will say: Be Thou Glorified! it was not for us to choose any protecting
friends beside thee; but Thou didst give them and their fathers ease till they forgot the
warning and became lost folk.

025.019 Thus they will give you the lie regarding what ye say, then ye can neither
avert (the doom) nor obtain help. And whoso among you doeth wrong, We shall make
him taste great torment.

025.020 We never sent before thee any messengers but lo! they verily ate food and
walked in the markets. And We have appointed some of you a test for others: Will ye
be steadfast ? And thy Lord is ever Seer.

025.021 And those who look not for a meeting with Us say: Why are angels not sent
down unto us and (Why) do we not see our Lord! Assuredly they think too highly of
themselves and are scornful with great pride.

025.022 On the day when they behold the angels, on that day there will be no good
tidings for the guilty; and they will cry: A forbidding ban!

025.023 And We shall turn unto the work they did and make it scattered motes.

025.024 Those who have earned the Garden on that day will be better in their home
and happier in their place of noonday rest;

025.025 A day when the heaven with the clouds will be rent asunder and the angels
will be sent down, a grand descent.

025.026 The Sovereignty on that day will be the True (Sovereignty) belonging to the
Beneficent One, and it will be a hard day for disbelievers.

025.027 On the day when the wrong-doer gnaweth his hands, he will say: Ah, would
that I had chosen a way together with the messenger (of Allah)!

025.028 Alas for me! Ah, would that I had never taken such an one for friend!

025.029 He verily led me astray from the Reminder after it had reached me. Satan
was ever man's deserter in the hour of need.

025.030 And the messenger saith: O my Lord! Lo! mine own folk make this Qur'an of
no account.
025.031 Even so have We appointed unto every prophet an opponent from among the
guilty; but Allah sufficeth for a Guide and Helper.

025.032 And those who disbelieve say: Why is the Qur'an not revealed unto him all at
once ? (It is revealed) thus that We may strengthen thy heart therewith; and We have
arranged it in right order.

025.033 And they bring thee no similitude but We bring thee the Truth (as against it),
and better (than their similitude) as argument.

025.034 Those who will be gathered on their faces unto hell: such are worse in plight
and further from the right road.

025.035 We verily gave Moses the Scripture and placed with him his brother Aaron
as henchman.

025.036 Then We said: Go together unto the folk who have denied Our revelations.
Then We destroyed them, a complete destruction.

025.037 And Noah's folk, when they denied the messengers, We drowned them and
made of them a portent for mankind. We have prepared a painful doom for evil-doers.

025.038 And (the tribes of) A'ad and Thamud, and the dwellers in Ar-Rass, and many
generations in between.

025.039 Each (of them) We warned by examples, and each (of them) We brought to
utter ruin.

025.040 And indeed they have passed by the township whereon was rained the fatal
rain. Can it be that they have not seen it ? Nay, but they hope for no resurrection.

025.041 And when they see thee (O Muhammad) they treat thee only as a jest
(saying): Is this he whom Allah sendeth as a messenger ?

025.042 He would have led us far away from our gods if we had not been staunch to
them. They will know, when they behold the doom, who is more astray as to the road.

025.043 Hast thou seen him who chooseth for his god his own lust ? Wouldst thou
then be guardian over him ?
025.044 Or deemest thou that most of them hear or understand ? They are but as the
cattle - nay, but they are farther astray ?

025.045 Hast thou not seen how thy Lord hath spread the shade - And if He willed He
could have made it still - then We have made the sun its pilot;

025.046 Then We withdraw it unto Us, a gradual withdrawal ?

025.047 And He it is Who maketh night a covering for you, and sleep repose, and
maketh day a resurrection.

025.048 And He it is Who sendeth the winds, glad tidings heralding His mercy, and
We send down purifying water from the sky,

025.049 That We may give life thereby to a dead land, and We give many beasts and
men that We have created to drink thereof.

025.050 And verily We have repeated it among them that they may remember, but
most of mankind begrudge aught save ingratitude.

025.051 If We willed, We could raise up a warner in every village.

025.052 So obey not the disbelievers, but strive against them herewith with a great
endeavour.

025.053 And He it is Who hath given independence to the two seas (though they
meet); one palatable, sweet, and the other saltish, bitter; and hath set a bar and a
forbidding ban between them.

025.054 And He it is Who hath created man from water, and hath appointed for him
kindred by blood and kindred by marriage; for thy Lord is ever Powerful.

025.055 Yet they worship instead of Allah that which can neither benefit them nor
hurt them. The disbeliever was ever a partisan against his Lord.

025.056 And We have sent thee (O Muhammad) only as a bearer of good tidings and
a warner.

025.057 Say: I ask of you no reward for this, save that whoso will may choose a way
unto his Lord.
025.058 And trust thou in the Living One Who dieth not, and hymn His praise. He
sufficeth as the Knower of His bondmen's sins,

025.059 Who created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them in six
Days, then He mounted the Throne. The Beneficent! Ask anyone informed
concerning Him!

025.060 And when it is said unto them: Adore the Beneficent! they say: And what is
the Beneficent ? Are we to adore whatever thou (Muhammad) biddest us ? And it
increaseth aversion in them.

025.061 Blessed be He Who hath placed in the heaven mansions of the stars, and hath
placed therein a great lamp and a moon giving light!

025.062 And He it is Who hath appointed night and day in succession, for him who
desireth to remember, or desireth thankfulness.

025.063 The (faithful) slaves of the Beneficent are they who walk upon the earth
modestly, and when the foolish ones address them answer: Peace;

025.064 And who spend the night before their Lord, prostrate and standing,

025.065 And who say: Our Lord! Avert from us the doom of hell; lo! the doom
thereof is anguish;

025.066 Lo! it is wretched as abode and station;

025.067 And those who, when they spend, are neither prodigal nor grudging; and
there is ever a firm station between the two;

025.068 And those who cry not unto any other god along with Allah, nor take the life
which Allah hath forbidden save in (course of) justice, nor commit adultery - and
whoso doeth this shall pay the penalty;

025.069 The doom will be doubled for him on the Day of Resurrection, and he will
abide therein disdained for ever;

025.070 Save him who repenteth and believeth and doth righteous work; as for such,
Allah will change their evil deeds to good deeds. Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful.
025.071 And whosoever repenteth and doeth good, he verily repenteth toward Allah
with true repentance -

025.072 And those who will not witness vanity, but when they pass near senseless
play, pass by with dignity.

025.073 And those who, when they are reminded of the revelations of their Lord, fall
not deaf and blind thereat.

025.074 And who say: Our Lord! Vouchsafe us comfort of our wives and of our
offspring, and make us patterns for (all) those who ward off (evil).

025.075 They will be awarded the high place forasmuch as they were steadfast, and
they will meet therein with welcome and the ward of peace,

025.076 Abiding there for ever. Happy is it as abode and station!

025.077 Say (O Muhammad, unto the disbelievers): My Lord would not concern
Himself with you but for your prayer. But now ye have denied (the Truth), therefor
there will be judgment.

026.001 Ta. Sin. Mim.

026.002 These are revelations of the Scripture that maketh plain.

026.003 It may be that thou tormentest thyself (O Muhammad) because they believe
not.

026.004 If We will, We can send down on them from the sky a portent so that their
necks would remain bowed before it.

026.005 Never cometh there unto them a fresh reminder from the Beneficent One, but
they turn away from it.

026.006 Now they have denied (the Truth); but there will come unto them tidings of
that whereat they used to scoff.

026.007 Have they not seen the earth, how much of every fruitful kind We make to
grow therein ?

026.008 Lo! herein is indeed a portent; yet most of them are not believers.
026.009 And lo! thy Lord! He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.

026.010 And when thy Lord called Moses, saying: Go unto the wrongdoing folk,

026.011 The folk of Pharaoh. Will they not ward off (evil) ?

026.012 He said: My Lord! Lo! I fear that they will deny me,

026.013 And I shall be embarrassed, and my tongue will not speak plainly, therefor
send for Aaron (to help me).

026.014 And they have a crime against me, so I fear that they will kill me.

026.015 He said: Nay, verily. So go ye twain with Our tokens. Lo! We shall be with
you, Hearing.

026.016 And come together unto Pharaoh and say: Lo! we bear a message of the Lord
of the Worlds,

026.017 (Saying): Let the Children of Israel go with us.

026.018 (Pharaoh) said (unto Moses): Did we not rear thee among us as a child ? And
thou didst dwell many years of thy life among us,

026.019 And thou didst that thy deed which thou didst, and thou wast one of the
ingrates.

026.020 He said: I did it then, when I was of those who are astray.

026.021 Then I fled from you when I feared you, and my Lord vouchsafed me a
command and appointed me (of the number) of those sent (by Him).

026.022 And this is the past favour wherewith thou reproachest me: that thou hast
enslaved the Children of Israel.

026.023 Pharaoh said: And what is the Lord of the Worlds ?

026.024 (Moses) said: Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them,
if ye had but sure belief.

026.025 (Pharaoh) said unto those around him: Hear ye not ?
026.026 He said: Your Lord and the Lord of your fathers.

026.027 (Pharaoh) said: Lo! your messenger who hath been sent unto you is indeed a
madman!

026.028 He said: Lord of the East and the West and all that is between them, if ye did
but understand.

026.029 (Pharaoh) said: If thou choosest a god other than me, I assuredly shall place
thee among the prisoners.

026.030 He said: Even though I show thee something plain ?

026.031 (Pharaoh) said: Produce it then, if thou art of the truthful!

026.032 Then he flung down his staff and it became a serpent manifest,

026.033 And he drew forth his hand and lo! it was white to the beholders.

026.034 (Pharaoh) said unto the chiefs about him: Lo! this is verily a knowing
wizard,

026.035 Who would drive you out of your land by his magic. Now what counsel ye ?

026.036 They said: Put him off, (him) and his brother, and send into the cities
summoners

026.037 Who shall bring unto thee every knowing wizard.

026.038 So the wizards were gathered together at a set time on a day appointed.

026.039 And it was said unto the people: Are ye (also) gathering ?

026.040 (They said): Aye, so that we may follow the wizards if they are the winners.

026.041 And when the wizards came they said unto Pharaoh: Will there surely be a
reward for us if we are the winners ?

026.042 He said: Aye, and ye will then surely be of those brought near (to me).
026.043 Moses said unto them: Throw what ye are going to throw!

026.044 Then they threw down their cords and their staves and said: By Pharaoh's
might, lo! we verily are the winners.

026.045 Then Moses threw his staff and lo! it swallowed that which they did falsely
show.

026.046 And the wizards were flung prostrate,

026.047 Crying: We believe in the Lord of the Worlds,

026.048 The Lord of Moses and Aaron.

026.049 (Pharaoh) said: Ye put your faith in him before I give you leave. Lo! he
doubtless is your chief who taught you magic! But verily ye shall come to know.
Verily I will cut off your hands and your feet alternately, and verily I will crucify you
every one.

026.050 They said: It is no hurt, for lo! unto our Lord we shall return.

026.051 Lo! we ardently hope that our Lord will forgive us our sins because we are
the first of the believers.

026.052 And We inspired Moses, saying: Take away My slaves by night, for ye will
be pursued.

026.053 Then Pharaoh sent into the cities summoners,

026.054 (Who said): Lo! these indeed are but a little troop,

026.055 And lo! they are offenders against us.

026.056 And lo! we are a ready host.

026.057 Thus did We take them away from gardens and watersprings,

026.058 And treasures and a fair estate.

026.059 Thus (were those things taken from them) and We caused the Children of
Israel to inherit them.
026.060 And they overtook them at sunrise.

026.061 And when the two hosts saw each other, those with Moses said: Lo! we are
indeed caught.

026.062 He said: Nay, verily! for lo! my Lord is with me. He will guide me.

026.063 Then We inspired Moses, saying: Smite the sea with thy staff. And it parted,
and each part was as a mountain vast.

026.064 Then brought We near the others to that place.

026.065 And We saved Moses and those with him, every one;

026.066 And We drowned the others.

026.067 Lo! herein is indeed a portent, yet most of them are not believers.

026.068 And lo, thy Lord! He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.

026.069 Recite unto them the story of Abraham:

026.070 When he said unto his father and his folk: What worship ye ?

026.071 They said: We worship idols, and are ever devoted unto them.

026.072 He said: Do they hear you when ye cry ?

026.073 Or do they benefit or harm you ?

026.074 They said: Nay, but we found our fathers acting on this wise.

026.075 He said: See now that which ye worship,

026.076 Ye and your forefathers!

026.077 Lo! they are (all) an enemy unto me, save the Lord of the Worlds,
026.078 Who created me, and He doth guide me,

026.079 And Who feedeth me and watereth me.

026.080 And when I sicken, then He healeth me,

026.081 And Who causeth me to die, then giveth me life (again),

026.082 And Who, I ardently hope, will forgive me my sin on the Day of Judgment.

026.083 My Lord! Vouchsafe me wisdom and unite me to the righteous.

026.084 And give unto me a good report in later generations.

026.085 And place me among the inheritors of the Garden of Delight,

026.086 And forgive my father. Lo! he is of those who err.

026.087 And abase me not on the day when they are raised,

026.088 The day when wealth and sons avail not (any man)

026.089 Save him who bringeth unto Allah a whole heart.

026.090 And the Garden will be brought nigh for those who ward off (evil).

026.091 And hell will appear plainly to the erring.

026.092 And it will be said unto them: Where is (all) that ye used to worship

026.093 Instead of Allah ? Can they help you or help themselves ?

026.094 Then will they be hurled therein, they and the seducers

026.095 And the hosts of Iblis, together.

026.096 And they will say, when they are quarrelling therein:
026.097 By Allah, of a truth we were in error manifest

026.098 When we made you equal with the Lord of the Worlds.

026.099 It was but the guilty who misled us.

026.100 Now we have no intercessors

026.101 Nor any loving friend.

026.102 Oh, that we had another turn (on earth), that we might be of the believers!

026.103 Lo! herein is indeed a portent, yet most of them are not believers!

026.104 And lo, thy Lord! He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.

026.105 Noah's folk denied the messengers (of Allah),

026.106 When their brother Noah said unto them: Will ye not ward off (evil) ?

026.107 Lo! I am a faithful messenger unto you,

026.108 So keep your duty to Allah, and obey me.

026.109 And I ask of you no wage therefor; my wage is the concern only of the Lord
of the Worlds.

026.110 So keep your duty to Allah, and obey me.

026.111 They said: Shall we put faith in thee, when the lowest (of the people) follow
thee ?

026.112 He said: And what knowledge have I of what they may have been doing (in
the past) ?

026.113 Lo! their reckoning is my Lord's concern, if ye but knew;

026.114 And I am not (here) to repulse believers.

026.115 I am only a plain warner.
026.116 They said: If thou cease not, O Noah, thou wilt surely be among those stoned
(to death).

026.117 He said: My Lord! Lo! my own folk deny me.

026.118 Therefor judge Thou between us, a (conclusive) judgment, and save me and
those believers who are with me.

026.119 And We saved him and those with him in the laden ship.

026.120 Then afterward We drowned the others.

026.121 Lo! herein is indeed a portent, yet most of them are not believers.

026.122 And lo, thy Lord, He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.

026.123 (The tribe of) A'ad denied the messengers (of Allah).

026.124 When their brother Hud said unto them: Will ye not ward off (evil) ?

026.125 Lo! I am a faithful messenger unto you,

026.126 So keep your duty to Allah and obey me.

026.127 And I ask of you no wage therefor; my wage is the concern only of the Lord
of the Worlds.

026.128 Build ye on every high place a monument for vain delight ?

026.129 And seek ye out strongholds, that haply ye may last for ever ?

026.130 And if ye seize by force, seize ye as tyrants ?

026.131 Rather keep your duty to Allah, and obey me.

026.132 Keep your duty toward Him Who hath aided you with (the good things) that
ye know,

026.133 Hath aided you with cattle and sons.
026.134 And gardens and watersprings.

026.135 Lo! I fear for you the retribution of an awful day.

026.136 They said: It is all one to us whether thou preachest or art not of those who
preach;

026.137 This is but a fable of the men of old,

026.138 And we shall not be doomed.

026.139 And they denied him; therefor We destroyed them. Lo! herein is indeed a
portent, yet most of them are not believers.

026.140 And lo! thy Lord, He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.

026.141 (The tribe of) Thamud denied the messengers (of Allah)

026.142 When their brother Salih said unto them: Will ye not ward off (evil) ?

026.143 Lo! I am a faithful messenger unto you,

026.144 So keep your duty to Allah and obey me.

026.145 And I ask of you no wage therefor; my wage is the concern only of the Lord
of the Worlds.

026.146 Will ye be left secure in that which is here before us,

026.147 In gardens and watersprings.

026.148 And tilled fields and heavy-sheathed palm-trees,

026.149 Though ye hew out dwellings in the mountain, being skilful ?

026.150 Therefor keep your duty to Allah and obey me,

026.151 And obey not the command of the prodigal,

026.152 Who spread corruption in the earth, and reform not.
026.153 They said: Thou art but one of the bewitched;

026.154 Thou art but a mortal like us. So bring some token if thou art of the truthful.

026.155 He said: (Behold) this she-camel. She hath the right to drink (at the well),
and ye have the right to drink, (each) on an appointed day.

026.156 And touch her not with ill lest there come on you the retribution of an awful
day.

026.157 But they hamstrung her, and then were penitent.

026.158 So the retribution came on them. Lo! herein is indeed a portent, yet most of
them are not believers.

026.159 And lo! thy Lord! He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.

026.160 The folk of Lot denied the messengers (of Allah),

026.161 When their brother Lot said unto them: Will ye not ward off (evil) ?

026.162 Lo! I am a faithful messenger unto you,

026.163 So keep your duty to Allah and obey me.

026.164 And I ask of you no wage therefor; my wage is the concern only of the Lord
of the Worlds.

026.165 What! Of all creatures do ye come unto the males,

026.166 And leave the wives your Lord created for you ? Nay, but ye are froward
folk.

026.167 They said: If thou cease not, O Lot, thou wilt soon be of the outcast.

026.168 He said: I am in truth of those who hate your conduct.

026.169 My Lord! Save me and my household from what they do.

026.170 So We saved him and his household, every one,
026.171 Save an old woman among those who stayed behind.

026.172 Then afterward We destroyed the others.

026.173 And We rained on them a rain. And dreadful is the rain of those who have
been warned.

026.174 Lo! herein is indeed a portent, yet most of them are not believers.

026.175 And lo! thy Lord, He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.

026.176 The dwellers in the wood (of Midian) denied the messengers (of Allah),

026.177 When Shu'eyb said unto them: Will ye not ward off (evil) ?

026.178 Lo! I am a faithful messenger unto you,

026.179 So keep your duty to Allah and obey me.

026.180 And I ask of you no wage for it; my wage is the concern only of the Lord of
the Worlds.

026.181 Give full measure, and be not of those who give less (than the due).

026.182 And weigh with the true balance.

026.183 Wrong not mankind in their goods, and do not evil, making mischief, in the
earth.

026.184 And keep your duty unto Him Who created you and the generations of the
men of old.

026.185 They said: Thou art but one of the bewitched;

026.186 Thou art but a mortal like us, and lo! we deem thee of the liars.

026.187 Then make fragments of the heaven fall upon us, if thou art of the truthful.

026.188 He said: My Lord is Best Aware of what ye do.
026.189 But they denied him, so there came on them the retribution of the day of
gloom. Lo! it was the retribution of an awful day.

026.190 Lo! herein is indeed a portent; yet most of them are not believers.

026.191 And lo! thy Lord! He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.

026.192 And lo! it is a revelation of the Lord of the Worlds,

026.193 Which the True Spirit hath brought down

026.194 Upon thy heart, that thou mayst be (one) of the warners,

026.195 In plain Arabic speech.

026.196 And lo! it is in the Scriptures of the men of old.

026.197 Is it not a token for them that the doctors of the Children of Israel know it ?

026.198 And if We had revealed it unto one of any other nation than the Arabs,

026.199 And he had read it unto them, they would not have believed in it.

026.200 Thus do We make it traverse the hearts of the guilty.

026.201 They will not believe in it till they behold the painful doom,

026.202 So that it will come upon them suddenly, when they perceive not.

026.203 Then they will say: Are we to be reprieved ?

026.204 Would they (now) hasten on Our doom ?

026.205 Hast thou then seen, if We content them for (long) years,

026.206 And then cometh that which they were promised,
026.207 (How) that wherewith they were contented naught availeth them ?

026.208 And We destroyed no township but it had its warners

026.209 For reminder, for We never were oppressors.

026.210 The devils did not bring it down.

026.211 It is not meet for them, nor is it in their power,

026.212 Lo! verily they are banished from the hearing.

026.213 Therefor invoke not with Allah another god, lest thou be one of the doomed.

026.214 And warn thy tribe of near kindred,

026.215 And lower thy wing (in kindness) unto those believers who follow thee.

026.216 And if they (thy kinsfolk) disobey thee, say: Lo! I am innocent of what they
do.

026.217 And put thy trust in the Mighty, the Merciful.

026.218 Who seeth thee when thou standest up (to pray)

026.219 And (seeth) thine abasement among those who fall prostrate (in worship).

026.220 Lo! He, only He, is the Hearer, the Knower.

026.221 Shall I inform you upon whom the devils descend ?

026.222 They descend on every sinful, false one.

026.223 They listen eagerly, but most of them are liars.

026.224 As for poets, the erring follow them.

026.225 Hast thou not seen how they stray in every valley,

026.226 And how they say that which they do not ?
026.227 Save those who believe and do good works, and remember Allah much, and
vindicate themselves after they have been wronged. Those who do wrong will come
to know by what a (great) reverse they will be overturned!

027.001 Ta. Sin. These are revelations of the Qur'an and a Scripture that maketh
plain;

027.002 A guidance and good tidings for believers

027.003 Who establish worship and pay the poor-due and are sure of the Hereafter.

027.004 Lo! as for those who believe not in the Hereafter, We have made their works
fairseeming unto them so that they are all astray.

027.005 Those are they for whom is the worst of punishment, and in the Hereafter
they will be the greatest losers.

027.006 Lo! as for thee (Muhammad), thou verily receivest the Qur'an from the
presence of One Wise, Aware.

027.007 (Remember) when Moses said unto his household: Lo! I spy afar off a fire; I
will bring you tidings thence, or bring to you a borrowed flame that ye may warm
yourselves.

027.008 But when he reached it, he was called, saying: Blessed is Whosoever is in the
fire and Whosoever is round about it! And Glorified be Allah, the Lord of the
Worlds!

027.009 O Moses! Lo! it is I, Allah, the Mighty, the Wise.

027.010 And throw down thy staff! But when he saw it writhing as it were a demon,
he turned to flee headlong; (but it was said unto him): O Moses! Fear not! the
emissaries fear not in My presence,

027.011 Save him who hath done wrong and afterward hath changed evil for good.
And lo! I am Forgiving, Merciful.

027.012 And put thy hand into the bosom of thy robe, it will come forth white but
unhurt. (This will be one) among nine tokens unto Pharaoh and his people Lo! they
were ever evil-living folk.

027.013 But when Our tokens came unto them, plain to see, they said: This is mere
magic,
027.014 And they denied them, though their souls acknowledged them, for spite and
arrogance. Then see the nature of the consequence for the wrong-doers!

027.015 And We verily gave knowledge unto David and Solomon, and they said:
Praise be to Allah, Who hath preferred us above many of His believing slaves!

027.016 And Solomon was David's heir. And he said: O mankind! Lo! we have been
taught the language of birds, and have been given (abundance) of all things. This
surely is evident favour.

027.017 And there were gathered together unto Solomon his armies of the jinn and
humankind, and of the birds, and they were set in battle order;

027.018 Till, when they reached the Valley of the Ants, an ant exclaimed: O ants!
Enter your dwellings lest Solomon and his armies crush you, unperceiving.

027.019 And (Solomon) smiled, laughing at her speech, and said: My Lord, arouse
me to be thankful for Thy favour wherewith Thou hast favoured me and my parents,
and to do good that shall be pleasing unto Thee, and include me in (the number of)
Thy righteous slaves.

027.020 And he sought among the birds and said: How is it that I see not the hoopoe,
or is he among the absent ?

027.021 I verily will punish him with hard punishment or I verily will slay him, or he
verily shall bring me a plain excuse.

027.022 But he was not long in coming, and he said: I have found out (a thing) that
thou apprehendest not, and I come unto thee from Sheba with sure tidings.

027.023 Lo! I found a woman ruling over them, and she hath been given (abundance)
of all things, and hers is a mighty throne.

027.024 I found her and her people worshipping the sun instead of Allah; and Satan
maketh their works fairseeming unto them, and debarreth them from the way (of
Truth), so that they go not aright;

027.025 So that they worship not Allah, Who bringeth forth the hidden in the heavens
and the earth, and knoweth what ye hide and what ye proclaim,
027.026 Allah; there is no God save Him, the Lord of the Tremendous Throne.

027.027 (Solomon) said: We shall see whether thou speakest truth or whether thou art
of the liars.

027.028 Go with this my letter and throw it down unto them; then turn away and see
what (answer) they return,

027.029 (The Queen of Sheba) said (when she received the letter): O chieftains! Lo!
there hath been thrown unto me a noble letter.

027.030 Lo! it is from Solomon, and lo! it is: In the name of Allah, the Beneficent,
the Merciful;

027.031 Exalt not yourselves against me, but come unto me as those who surrender.

027.032 She said: O chieftains! Pronounce for me in my case. I decide no case till ye
are present with me.

027.033 They said: We are lords of might and lords of great prowess, but it is for thee
to command; so consider what thou wilt command.

027.034 She said: Lo! kings, when they enter a township, ruin it and make the honour
of its people shame. Thus will they do.

027.035 But lo! I am going to send a present unto them, and to see with what
(answer) the messengers return.

027.036 So when (the envoy) came unto Solomon, (the King) said: What! Would ye
help me with wealth ? But that which Allah hath given me is better than that which
He hath given you. Nay it is ye (and not I) who exult in your gift.

027.037 Return unto them. We verily shall come unto them with hosts that they
cannot resist, and we shall drive them out from thence with shame, and they will be
abased.

027.038 He said: O chiefs! Which of you will bring me her throne before they come
unto me, surrendering ?

027.039 A stalwart of the jinn said: I will bring it thee before thou canst rise from thy
place. Lo! I verily am strong and trusty for such work.
027.040 One with whom was knowledge of the Scripture said: I will bring it thee
before thy gaze returneth unto thee. And when he saw it set in his presence,
(Solomon) said: This is of the bounty of my Lord, that He may try me whether I give
thanks or am ungrateful. Whosoever giveth thanks he only giveth thanks for (the good
of) his own soul; and whosoever is ungrateful (is ungrateful only to his own soul's
hurt). For lo! my Lord is Absolute in independence, Bountiful.

027.041 He said: Disguise her throne for her that we may see whether she will go
aright or be of those not rightly guided.

027.042 So, when she came, it was said (unto her): Is thy throne like this ? She said:
(It is) as though it were the very one. And (Solomon said): We were given the
knowledge before her and we had surrendered (to Allah).

027.043 And (all) that she was wont to worship instead of Allah hindered her, for she
came of disbelieving folk.

027.044 It was said unto her: Enter the hall. And when she saw it she deemed it a
pool and bared her legs. (Solomon) said: Lo! it is a hall, made smooth, of glass. She
said: My Lord! Lo! I have wronged myself, and I surrender with Solomon unto Allah,
the Lord of the Worlds.

027.045 And We verily sent unto Thamud their brother Salih, saying: Worship Allah.
And lo! they (then became two parties quarrelling.

027.046 He said: O my people! Why will ye hasten on the evil rather than the good ?
Why will ye not ask pardon of Allah, that ye may receive mercy.

027.047 They said: We augur evil of thee and those with thee. He said: Your evil
augury is with Allah. Nay, but ye are folk that are being tested.

027.048 And there were in the city nine persons who made mischief in the land and
reformed not.

027.049 They said: Swear one to another by Allah that we verily will attack him and
his household by night, and afterward we will surely say unto his friend: We
witnessed not the destruction of his household. And lo! we are truthtellers.

027.050 So they plotted a plot: and We plotted a plot, while they perceived not.
027.051 Then see the nature of the consequence of their plotting, for lo! We destroyed
them and their people, every one.

027.052 See, yonder are their dwellings empty and in ruins because they did wrong.
Lo! herein is indeed a portent for a people who have knowledge.

027.053 And we saved those who believed and used to ward off (evil).

027.054 And Lot! when he said unto his folk: Will ye commit abomination
knowingly ?

027.055 Must ye needs lust after men instead of women ? Nay, but ye are folk who
act senselessly.

027.056 But the answer of his folk was naught save that they said: Expel the
household of Lot from your township, for they (forsooth) are folk who would keep
clean!

027.057 Then We saved him and his household save his wife; We destined her to be
of those who stayed behind.

027.058 And We rained a rain upon them. Dreadful is the rain of those who have
been warned.

027.059 Say (O Muhammad): Praise be to Allah, and peace be on His slaves whom
He hath chosen! Is Allah best, or (all) that ye ascribe as partners (unto Him) ?

027.060 Is not He (best) Who created the heavens and the earth, and sendeth down for
you water from the sky wherewith We cause to spring forth joyous orchards, whose
trees it never hath been yours to cause to grow. Is there any God beside Allah ? Nay,
but they are folk who ascribe equals (unto Him)!

027.061 Is not He (best) Who made the earth a fixed abode, and placed rivers in the
folds thereof, and placed firm hills therein, and hath set a barrier between the two seas
? Is there any God beside Allah ? Nay, but most of them know not!

027.062 Is not He (best) Who answereth the wronged one when he crieth unto Him
and removeth the evil, and hath made you viceroys of the earth ? Is there any God
beside Allah ? Little do they reflect!
027.063 Is not He (best) Who guideth you in the darkness of the land and the sea, He
Who sendeth the winds as heralds of His mercy ? Is there any God beside Allah ?
High Exalted be Allah from all that they ascribe as partner (unto Him)!

027.064 Is not He (best) Who produceth creation, then reproduceth it, and Who
provideth for you from the heaven and the earth ? Is there any God beside Allah ?
Say: Bring your proof, if ye are truthful!

027.065 Say (O Muhammad): None in the heavens and the earth knoweth the Unseen
save Allah; and they know not when they will be raised (again).

027.066 Nay, but doth their knowledge reach to the Hereafter ? Nay, for they are in
doubt concerning it. Nay, for they cannot see it.

027.067 Yet those who disbelieve say: When we have become dust like our fathers,
shall we verily be brought forth (again) ?

027.068 We were promised this, forsooth, we and our fathers. (All) this is naught but
fables of the men of old.

027.069 Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Travel in the land and see the nature of the
sequel for the guilty!

027.070 And grieve thou not for them, nor be in distress because of what they plot
(against thee).

027.071 And they say: When (will) this promise (be fulfilled), if ye are truthful ?

027.072 Say: It may be that a part of that which ye would hasten on is close behind
you.

027.073 Lo! thy Lord is full of bounty for mankind, but most of them do not give
thanks.

027.074 Lo! thy Lord knoweth surely all that their bosoms hide, and all that they
proclaim.

027.075 And there is nothing hidden in the heaven or the earth but it is in a clear
Record.

027.076 Lo! this Qur'an narrateth unto the Children of Israel most of that concerning
which they differ.
027.077 And lo! it is a guidance and a mercy for believers.

027.078 Lo! thy Lord will judge between them of His wisdom, and He is the Mighty,
the Wise.

027.079 Therefor (O Muhammad) put thy trust in Allah, for thou (standest) on the
plain Truth.

027.080 Lo! thou canst not make the dead to hear, nor canst thou make the deaf to
hear the call when they have turned to flee;

027.081 Nor canst thou lead the blind out of their error. Thou canst make none to
hear, save those who believe Our revelations and who have surrendered.

027.082 And when the word is fulfilled concerning them, We shall bring forth a beast
of the earth to speak unto them because mankind had not faith in Our revelations.

027.083 And (remind them of) the Day when We shall gather out of every nation a
host of those who denied Our revelations, and they will be set in array;

027.084 Till, when they come (before their Lord), He will say: Did ye deny My
revelations when ye could not compass them in knowledge, or what was it that ye did
?

027.085 And the Word will be fulfilled concerning them because they have done
wrong, and they will not speak.

027.086 Have they not seen how We have appointed the night that they may rest
therein, and the day sight-giving ? Lo! therein verily are portents for a people who
believe.

027.087 And (remind them of) the Day when the Trumpet will be blown, and all who
are in the heavens and the earth will start in fear, save him whom Allah willeth. And
all come unto Him, humbled.

027.088 And thou seest the hills thou deemest solid flying with the flight of clouds:
the doing of Allah Who perfecteth all things. Lo! He is Informed of what ye do.

027.089 Whoso bringeth a good deed will have better than its worth; and such are
safe from fear that Day.
027.090 And whoso bringeth an ill-deed, such will be flung down on their faces in the
Fire. Are ye rewarded aught save what ye did ?

027.091 (Say): I (Muhammad) am commanded only to serve the Lord of this land
which He hath hallowed, and unto Whom all things belong. And I am commanded to
be of those who surrender (unto Him),

027.092 And to recite the Qur'an. And whoso goeth right, goeth right only for (the
good of) his own soul; and as for him who goeth astray - (Unto him) say: Lo! I am
only a warner.

027.093 And say: Praise be to Allah Who will show you His portents so that ye shall
know them. And thy Lord is not unaware of what ye (mortals) do.

028.001 Ta. Sin. Mim.

028.002 These are revelations of the Scripture that maketh plain.

028.003 We narrate unto thee (somewhat) of the story of Moses and Pharaoh with
truth, for folk who believe.

028.004 Lo! Pharaoh exalted himself in the earth and made its people castes. A tribe
among them he oppressed, killing their sons and sparing their women. Lo! he was of
those who work corruption.

028.005 And We desired to show favour unto those who were oppressed in the earth,
and to make them examples and to make them the inheritors,

028.006 And to establish them in the earth, and to show Pharaoh and Haman and their
hosts that which they feared from them.

028.007 And We inspired the mother of Moses, saying: Suckle him and, when thou
fearest for him, then cast him into the river and fear not nor grieve. Lo! We shall
bring him back unto thee and shall make him (one) of Our messengers.

028.008 And the family of Pharaoh took him up, that he might become for them an
enemy and a sorrow, Lo! Pharaoh and Haman and their hosts were ever sinning.
028.009 And the wife of Pharaoh said: (He will be) a consolation for me and for thee.
Kill him not. Peradventure he may be of use to us, or we may choose him for a son.
And they perceived not.

028.010 And the heart of the mother of Moses became void, and she would have
betrayed him if We had not fortified her heart, that she might be of the believers.

028.011 And she said unto his sister: Trace him. So she observed him from afar, and
they perceived not.

028.012 And We had before forbidden foster-mothers for him, so she said: Shall I
show you a household who will rear him for you and take care of him ?

028.013 So We restored him to his mother that she might be comforted and not
grieve, and that she might know that the promise of Allah is true. But most of them
know not.

028.014 And when he reached his full strength and was ripe, We gave him wisdom
and knowledge. Thus do We reward the good.

028.015 And he entered the city at a time of carelessness of its folk, and he found
therein two men fighting, one of his own caste, and the other of his enemies; and he
who was of his caste asked him for help against him who was of his enemies. So
Moses struck him with his fist and killed him. He said: This is of the devil's doing.
Lo! he is an enemy, a mere misleader.

028.016 He said: My Lord! Lo! I have wronged my soul, so forgive me. Then He
forgave him. Lo! He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.

028.017 He said: My Lord! Forasmuch as Thou hast favoured me, I will nevermore
be a supporter of the guilty.

028.018 And morning found him in the city, fearing, vigilant, when behold! he who
had appealed to him the day before cried out to him for help. Moses said unto him:
Lo! thou art indeed a mere hothead.

028.019 And when he would have fallen upon the man who was an enemy unto them
both, he said: O Moses! Wouldst thou kill me as thou didst kill a person yesterday.
Thou wouldst be nothing but a tyrant in the land, thou wouldst not be of the
reformers.
028.020 And a man came from the uttermost part of the city, running. He said: O
Moses! Lo! the chiefs take counsel against thee to slay thee; therefor escape. Lo! I am
of those who give thee good advice.

028.021 So he escaped from thence, fearing, vigilant. He said: My Lord! Deliver me
from the wrongdoing folk.

028.022 And when he turned his face toward Midian, he said: Peradventure my Lord
will guide me in the right road.

028.023 And when he came unto the water of Midian he found there a whole tribe of
men, watering. And he found apart from them two women keeping back (their
flocks). He said: What aileth you ? The two said: We cannot give (our flocks) to drink
till the shepherds return from the water; and our father is a very old man.

028.024 So he watered (their flock) for them. Then he turned aside into the shade, and
said: My Lord! I am needy of whatever good Thou sendest down for me.

028.025 Then there came unto him one of the two women, walking shyly. She said:
Lo! my father biddeth thee, that he may reward thee with a payment for that thou
didst water (the flock) for us. Then, when he came unto him and told him the (whole)
story, he said: Fear not! Thou hast escaped from the wrongdoing folk.

028.026 One of the two women said: O my father! Hire him! For the best (man) that
thou canst hire in the strong, the trustworthy.

028.027 He said: Lo! I fain would marry thee to one of these two daughters of mine
on condition that thou hirest thyself to me for (the term of) eight pilgrimages. Then if
thou completest ten it will be of thine own accord, for I would not make it hard for
thee. Allah willing, thou wilt find me of the righteous.

028.028 He said: That (is settled) between thee and me. Whichever of the two terms I
fulfil, there will be no injustice to me, and Allah is Surety over what we say.

028.029 Then, when Moses had fulfilled the term, and was travelling with his
housefolk, he saw in the distance a fire and said unto his housefolk: Bide ye (here).
Lo! I see in the distance a fire; peradventure I shall bring you tidings thence, or a
brand from the fire that ye may warm yourselves.
028.030 And when he reached it, he was called from the right side of the valley in the
blessed field, from the tree: O Moses! Lo! I, even I, am Allah, the Lord of the Worlds;

028.031 Throw down thy staff. And when he saw it writhing as it had been a demon,
he turned to flee headlong, (and it was said unto him): O Moses! Draw nigh and fear
not. Lo! thou art of those who are secure.

028.032 Thrust thy hand into the bosom of thy robe it will come forth white without
hurt. And guard thy heart from fear. Then these shall be two proofs from your Lord
unto Pharaoh and his chiefs. Lo! they are evil-living folk.

028.033 He said: My Lord! Lo! I killed a man among them and I fear that they will
kill me.

028.034 My brother Aaron is more eloquent than me in speech. Therefor send him
with me as a helper to confirm me. Lo! I fear that they will give the lie to me.

028.035 He said: We will strengthen thine arm with thy brother, and We will give
unto you both power so that they cannot reach you for Our portents. Ye twain, and
those who follow you, will be the winners.

028.036 But when Moses came unto them with Our clear tokens, they said: This is
naught but invented magic. We never heard of this among our fathers of old.

028.037 And Moses said: My Lord is Best Aware of him who bringeth guidance from
His presence, and whose will be the sequel of the Home (of bliss). Lo! wrong-doers
will not be successful.

028.038 And Pharaoh said: O chiefs! I know not that ye have a god other than me, so
kindle for me (a fire), O Haman, to bake the mud; and set up for me a lofty tower in
order that I may survey the God of Moses; and lo! I deem him of the liars.

028.039 And he and his hosts were haughty in the land without right, and deemed that
they would never be brought back to Us.

028.040 Therefor We seized him and his hosts, and abandoned them unto the sea.
Behold the nature of the consequence for evil-doers!
028.041 And We made them patterns that invite unto the Fire, and on the Day of
Resurrection they will not be helped.

028.042 And We made a curse to follow them in this world, and on the Day of
Resurrection they will be among the hateful.

028.043 And We verily gave the Scripture unto Moses after We had destroyed the
generations of old: clear testimonies for mankind, and a guidance and a mercy, that
haply they might reflect.

028.044 And thou (Muhammad) wast not on the western side (of the Mount) when
We expounded unto Moses the commandment, and thou wast not among those
present;

028.045 But We brought forth generations, and their lives dragged on for them. And
thou wast not a dweller in Midian, reciting unto them Our revelations, but We kept
sending (messengers to men).

028.046 And thou was not beside the Mount when We did call; but (the knowledge of
it is) a mercy from thy Lord that thou mayst warn a folk unto whom no warner came
before thee, that haply they may give heed.

028.047 Otherwise, if disaster should afflict them because of that which their own
hands have sent before (them), they might say: Our Lord! Why sentest Thou no
messenger unto us, that we might have followed Thy revelations and been of the
believers ?

028.048 But when there came unto them the Truth from Our presence, they said: Why
is he not given the like of what was given unto Moses ? Did they not disbelieve in
that which was given unto Moses of old ? They say: Two magics that support each
other; and they say: Lo! in both we are disbelievers.

028.049 Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Then bring a scripture from the presence of
Allah that giveth clearer guidance than these two (that) I may follow it, if ye are
truthful.

028.050 And if they answer thee not, then know that what they follow is their lusts.
And who goeth farther astray than he who followeth his lust without guidance from
Allah. Lo! Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk.

028.051 And now verily We have caused the Word to reach them, that haply they
may give heed.
028.052 Those unto whom We gave the Scripture before it, they believe in it,

028.053 And when it is recited unto them, they say: We believe in it. Lo! it is the
Truth from our Lord. Lo! even before it we were of those who surrender (unto Him).

028.054 These will be given their reward twice over, because they are steadfast and
repel evil with good, and spend of that wherewith We have provided them,

028.055 And when they hear vanity they withdraw from it and say: Unto us our
works and unto you your works. Peace be unto you! We desire not the ignorant.

028.056 Lo! thou (O Muhammad) guidest not whom thou lovest, but Allah guideth
whom He will. And He is Best Aware of those who walk aright.

028.057 And they say: If we were to follow the Guidance with thee we should be torn
out of our land. Have We not established for them a sure sanctuary, whereunto the
produce of all things is brought (in trade), a provision from Our presence ? But most
of them know not.

028.058 And how many a community have We destroyed that was thankless for its
means of livelihood! And yonder are their dwellings, which have not been inhabited
after them save a little. And We, even We, were the inheritors.

028.059 And never did thy Lord destroy the townships, till He had raised up in their
mother(-town) a messenger reciting unto them Our revelations. And never did We
destroy the townships unless the folk thereof were evil-doers.

028.060 And whatsoever ye have been given is a comfort of the life of the world and
an ornament thereof; and that which Allah hath is better and more lasting. Have ye
then no sense ?

028.061 Is he whom We have promised a fair promise which he will find (true) like
him whom We suffer to enjoy awhile the comfort of the life of the world, then on the
Day of Resurrection he will be of those arraigned ?

028.062 On the day when He will call unto them and say: Where are My partners
whom ye imagined ?
028.063 Those concerning whom the Word will have come true will say: Our Lord!
These are they whom we led astray. We led them astray even as we ourselves were
astray. We declare our innocence before Thee: us they never worshipped.

028.064 And it will be said: Cry unto your (so-called) partners (of Allah). And they
will cry unto them, and they will give no answer unto them, and they will see the
Doom. Ah, if they had but been guided!

028.065 And on the Day when He will call unto them and say: What answer gave ye
to the messengers ?

028.066 On that day (all) tidings will be dimmed for them, nor will they ask one of
another,

028.067 But as for him who shall repent and believe and do right, he haply may be
one of the successful.

028.068 Thy Lord bringeth to pass what He willeth and chooseth. They have never
any choice. Glorified be Allah and Exalted above all that they associate (with Him)!

028.069 And thy Lord knoweth what their breasts conceal, and what they publish.

028.070 And He is Allah; there is no God save Him. His is all praise in the former
and the latter (state), and His is the command, and unto Him ye will be brought back.

028.071 Say: Have ye thought, if Allah made night everlasting for you till the Day of
Resurrection, who is a god beside Allah who could bring you light ? Will ye not then
hear ?

028.072 Say: Have ye thought, if Allah made day everlasting for you till the Day of
Resurrection, who is a god beside Allah who could bring you night wherein ye rest ?
Will ye not then see ?

028.073 Of His mercy hath He appointed for you night and day, that therein ye may
rest, and that ye may seek His bounty, and that haply ye may be thankful.

028.074 And on the Day when He shall call unto them and say: Where are My
partners whom ye pretended ?
028.075 And We shall take out from every nation a witness and We shall say: Bring
your proof. Then they will know that Allah hath the Truth, and all that they invented
will have failed them.

028.076 Now Korah was of Moses' folk, but he oppressed them; and We gave him so
much treasure that the stores thereof would verily have been a burden for a troop of
mighty men. When his own folk said unto him: Exult not; lo! Allah loveth not the
exultant;

028.077 But seek the abode of the Hereafter in that which Allah hath given thee and
neglect not thy portion of the world, and be thou kind even as Allah hath been kind to
thee, and seek not corruption in the earth; lo! Allah loveth not corrupters,

028.078 He said: I have been given it only on account of knowledge I possess. Knew
he not that Allah had destroyed already of the generations before him men who were
mightier than him in strength and greater in respect of following ? The guilty are not
questioned of their sins.

028.079 Then went he forth before his people in his pomp. Those who were desirous
of the life of the world said: Ah, would that we had the like of what hath been given
unto Korah! Lo! he is lord of rare good fortune.

028.080 But those who had been given knowledge said: Woe unto you! The reward of
Allah for him who believeth and doeth right is better, and only the steadfast will
obtain it.

028.081 So We caused the earth to swallow him and his dwelling-place. Then he had
no host to help him against Allah, nor was he of those who can save themselves.

028.082 And morning found those who had coveted his place but yesterday crying:
Ah, welladay! Allah enlargeth the provision for whom He will of His slaves and
straiteneth it (for whom He will). If Allah had not been gracious unto us He would
have caused it to swallow us (also). Ah, welladay! the disbelievers never prosper.

028.083 As for that Abode of the Hereafter We assign it unto those who seek not
oppression in the earth, nor yet corruption. The sequel is for those who ward off
(evil).
028.084 Whoso bringeth a good deed, he will have better than the same; while as for
him who bringeth an ill-deed, those who do ill-deeds will be requited only what they
did.

028.085 Lo! He Who hath given thee the Qur'an for a law will surely bring thee home
again. Say: My Lord is Best Aware of him who bringeth guidance and him who is in
error manifest.

028.086 Thou hadst no hope that the Scripture would be inspired in thee; but it is a
mercy from thy Lord, so never be a helper to the disbelievers.

028.087 And let them not divert thee from the revelations of Allah after they have
been sent down unto thee; but call (mankind) unto thy Lord, and be not of those who
ascribe partners (unto Him).

028.088 And cry not unto any other god along with Allah. There is no God save Him.
Everything will perish save His countenance. His is the command, and unto Him ye
will be brought back.

029.001 Alif. Lam. Mim.

029.002 Do men imagine that they will be left (at ease) because they say, We believe,
and will not be tested with affliction ?

029.003 Lo! We tested those who were before you. Thus Allah knoweth those who
are sincere, and knoweth those who feign.

029.004 Or do those who do ill-deeds imagine that they can outstrip Us ? Evil (for
them) is that which they decide.

029.005 Whoso looketh forward to the meeting with Allah (let him know that) Allah's
reckoning is surely nigh, and He is the Hearer, the Knower.

029.006 And whosoever striveth, striveth only for himself, for lo! Allah is altogether
Independent of (His) creatures.

029.007 And as for those who believe and do good works, We shall remit from them
their evil deeds and shall repay them the best that they did.
029.008 We have enjoined on man kindness to parents; but if they strive to make thee
join with Me that of which thou hast no knowledge, then obey them not. Unto Me is
your return and I shall tell you what ye used to do.

029.009 And as for those who believe and do good works, We verily shall make them
enter in among the righteous.

029.010 Of mankind is he who saith: We believe in Allah, but, if he be made to suffer
for the sake of Allah, he mistaketh the persecution of mankind for Allah's
punishment; and then, if victory cometh from thy Lord, will say: Lo! we were with
you (all the while). Is not Allah Best Aware of what is in the bosoms of (His)
creatures ?

029.011 Verily Allah knoweth those who believe, and verily He knoweth the
hypocrites.

029.012 Those who disbelieve say unto those who believe: Follow our way (of
religion) and we verily will bear your sins (for you). They cannot bear aught of their
sins. Lo! they verily are liars.

029.013 But they verily will bear their own loads and other loads beside their own,
and they verily will be questioned on the Day of Resurrection concerning that which
they invented.

029.014 And verily we sent Noah (as Our messenger) unto his folk, and he continued
with them for a thousand years save fifty years; and the flood engulfed them, for they
were wrong-doers.

029.015 And We rescued him and those with him in the ship, and made of it a portent
for the peoples.

029.016 And Abraham! (Remember) when he said unto his folk: Serve Allah, and
keep your duty unto Him; that is better for you if ye did but know.

029.017 Ye serve instead of Allah only idols, and ye only invent a lie. Lo! those
whom ye serve instead of Allah own no provision for you. So seek your provision
from Allah, and serve Him, and give thanks unto Him, (for) unto Him ye will be
brought back.

029.018 But if ye deny, then nations have denied before you. The messenger is only
to convey (the message) plainly.

029.019 See they not how Allah produceth creation, then reproduceth it ? Lo! for
Allah that is easy.
029.020 Say (O Muhammad): Travel in the land and see how He originated creation,
then Allah bringeth forth the later growth. Lo! Allah is Able to do all things.

029.021 He punisheth whom He will and showeth mercy unto whom He will, and
unto Him ye will be turned.

029.022 Ye cannot escape (from Him) in the earth or in the sky, and beside Allah
there is for you no friend or helper.

029.023 Those who disbelieve in the revelations of Allah and in (their) Meeting with
Him, such have no hope of My mercy. For such there is a painful doom.

029.024 But the answer of his folk was only that they said: "Kill him" or "Burn him."
Then Allah saved him from the Fire. Lo! herein verily are portents for folk who
believe.

029.025 He said: Ye have chosen only idols instead of Allah. The love between you is
only in the life of the world. Then on the Day of Resurrection ye will deny each other
and curse each other, and your abode will be the Fire, and ye will have no helpers.

029.026 And Lot believed him, and said: Lo! I am a fugitive unto my Lord. Lo! He,
only He, is the Mighty, the Wise.

029.027 And We bestowed on him Isaac and Jacob, and We established the
prophethood and the Scripture among his seed, and We gave him his reward in the
world, and lo! in the Hereafter he verily is among the righteous.

029.028 And Lot! (Remember) when he said unto his folk: Lo! ye commit lewdness
such as no creature did before you.

029.029 For come ye not in unto males, and cut ye not the road (for travellers), and
commit ye not abomination in your meetings ? But the answer of his folk was only
that they said: Bring Allah's doom upon us if thou art a truthteller!

029.030 He said: My Lord! Give me victory over folk who work corruption.

029.031 And when Our messengers brought Abraham the good news, they said: Lo!
we are about to destroy the people of that township, for its people are wrong-doers.
029.032 He said: Lo! Lot is there. They said: We are best aware of who is there. We
are to deliver him and his household, all save his wife, who is of those who stay
behind.

029.033 And when Our messengers came unto Lot, he was troubled upon their
account, for he could not protect them; but they said: Fear not, nor grieve! Lo! we are
to deliver thee and thy household, (all) save thy wife, who is of those who stay
behind.

029.034 Lo! We are about to bring down upon the folk of this township a fury from
the sky because they are evil-livers.

029.035 And verily of that We have left a clear sign for people who have sense.

029.036 And unto Midian We sent Shu'eyb, their brother. He said: O my people!
Serve Allah, and look forward to the Last Day, and do not evil, making mischief, in
the earth.

029.037 But they denied him, and the dreadful earthquake took them, and morning
found them prostrate in their dwelling place.

029.038 And (the tribes of) A'ad and Thamud! (Their fate) is manifest unto you from
their (ruined and deserted) dwellings. Satan made their deeds seem fair unto them and
so debarred them from the Way, though they were keen observers.

029.039 And Korah, Pharaoh and Haman! Moses came unto them with clear proofs
(of Allah's Sovereignty), but they were boastful in the land. And they were not
winners (in the race).

029.040 So We took each one in his sin; of them was he on whom We sent a
hurricane, and of them was he who was overtaken by the (Awful) Cry, and of them
was he whom We caused the earth to swallow, and of them was he whom We
drowned. It was not for Allah to wrong them, but they wronged themselves.

029.041 The likeness of those who choose other patrons than Allah is as the likeness
of the spider when she taketh unto herself a house, and lo! the frailest of all houses is
the spider's house, if they but knew.

029.042 Lo! Allah knoweth what thing they invoke instead of Him. He is the Mighty,
the Wise.
029.043 As for these similitudes, We coin them for mankind, but none will grasp their
meaning save the wise.

029.044 Allah created the heavens and the earth with truth. Lo! therein is indeed a
portent for believers.

029.045 Recite that which hath been inspired in thee of the Scripture, and establish
worship. Lo! worship preserveth from lewdness and iniquity, but verily remembrance
of Allah is more important. And Allah knoweth what ye do.

029.046 And argue not with the People of the Scripture unless it be in (a way) that is
better, save with such of them as do wrong; and say: We believe in that which hath
been revealed unto us and revealed unto you; our God and your God is One, and unto
Him we surrender.

029.047 In like manner We have revealed unto thee the Scripture, and those unto
whom We gave the Scripture aforetime will believe therein; and of these (also) there
are some who believe therein. And none deny Our revelations save the disbelievers.

029.048 And thou (O Muhammad) wast not a reader of any scripture before it, nor
didst thou write it with thy right hand, for then might those have doubted, who follow
falsehood.

029.049 But it is clear revelations in the hearts of those who have been given
knowledge, and none deny Our revelations save wrong-doers.

029.050 And they say: Why are not portents sent down upon him from his Lord ?
Say: Portents are with Allah only, and I am but a plain warner.

029.051 Is it not enough for them that We have sent down unto thee the Scripture
which is read unto them ? Lo! herein verily is mercy, and a reminder for folk who
believe.

029.052 Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Allah sufficeth for witness between me and
you. He knoweth whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth. And those who believe
in vanity and disbelieve in Allah, they it is who are the losers.

029.053 They bid thee hasten on the doom (of Allah). And if a term had not been
appointed, the doom would assuredly have come unto them (ere now). And verily it
will come upon them suddenly when they perceive not.
029.054 They bid thee hasten on the doom, when lo! hell verily will encompass the
disbelievers

029.055 On the day when the doom will overwhelm them from above them and from
underneath their feet, and He will say: Taste what ye used to do!

029.056 O my bondmen who believe! Lo! My earth is spacious. Therefor serve Me
only.

029.057 Every soul will taste of death. Then unto Us ye will be returned.

029.058 Those who believe and do good works, them verily We shall house in lofty
dwellings of the Garden underneath which rivers flow. There they will dwell secure.
How sweet the guerdon of the toilers,

029.059 Who persevere, and put their trust in their Lord!

029.060 And how many an animal there is that beareth not its own provision! Allah
provideth for it and for you. He is the Hearer, the Knower.

029.061 And if thou wert to ask them: Who created the heavens and the earth, and
constrained the sun and the moon (to their appointed work) ? they would say: Allah.
How then are they turned away ?

029.062 Allah maketh the provision wide for whom He will of His bondmen, and
straiteneth it for whom (He will). Lo! Allah is Aware of all things.

029.063 And if thou wert to ask them: Who causeth water to come down from the
sky, and therewith reviveth the earth after its death ? they verily would say: Allah.
Say: Praise be to Allah! But most of them have no sense.

029.064 This life of the world is but a pastime and a game. Lo! the home of the
Hereafter - that is Life, if they but knew.

029.065 And when they mount upon the ships they pray to Allah, making their faith
pure for Him only, but when He bringeth them safe to land, behold! they ascribe
partners (unto Him),

029.066 That they may disbelieve in that which We have given them, and that they
may take their ease. But they will come to know.
029.067 Have they not seen that We have appointed a sanctuary immune (from
violence), while mankind are ravaged all around them ? Do they then believe in
falsehood and disbelieve in the bounty of Allah ?

029.068 Who doeth greater wrong than he who inventeth a lie concerning Allah, or
denieth the truth when it cometh unto him ? Is not there a home in hell for
disbelievers ?

029.069 As for those who strive in Us, We surely guide them to Our paths, and lo!
Allah is with the good.

030.001 Alif. Lam. Mim.

030.002 The Romans have been defeated

030.003 In the nearer land, and they, after their defeat will be victorious

030.004 Within ten years - Allah's is the command in the former case and in the latter
- and in that day believers will rejoice

030.005 In Allah's help to victory. He helpeth to victory whom He will. He is the
Mighty, the Merciful.

030.006 It is a promise of Allah. Allah faileth not His promise, but most of mankind
know not.

030.007 They know only some appearance of the life of the world, and are heedless
of the Hereafter.

030.008 Have they not pondered upon themselves ? Allah created not the heavens and
the earth, and that which is between them, save with truth and for a destined end. But
truly many of mankind are disbelievers in the meeting with their Lord.

030.009 Have they not travelled in the land and seen the nature of the consequence
for those who were before them ? They were stronger than these in power, and they
dug the earth and built upon it more than these have built. Messengers of their own
came unto them with clear proofs (of Allah's Sovereignty). Surely Allah wronged
them not, but they did wrong themselves.

030.010 Then evil was the consequence to those who dealt in evil, because they
denied the revelations of Allah and made a mock of them.
030.011 Allah produceth creation, then He reproduceth it, then unto Him ye will be
returned.

030.012 And in the day when the Hour riseth the unrighteous will despair.

030.013 There will be none to intercede for them of those whom they made equal
with Allah. And they will reject their partners (whom they ascribed unto Him).

030.014 In the day when the Hour cometh, in that day they will be sundered.

030.015 As for those who believed and did good works, they will be made happy in a
Garden.

030.016 But as for those who disbelieved and denied Our revelations, and denied the
meeting of the Hereafter, such will be brought to doom.

030.017 So glory be to Allah when ye enter the night and when ye enter the morning -

030.018 Unto Him be praise in the heavens and the earth! - and at the sun's decline
and in the noonday.

030.019 He bringeth forth the living from the dead, and He bringeth forth the dead
from the living, and He reviveth the earth after her death. And even so will ye be
brought forth.

030.020 And of His signs is this: He created you of dust, and behold you human
beings, ranging widely!

030.021 And of His signs is this: He created for you helpmeets from yourselves that
ye might find rest in them, and He ordained between you love and mercy. Lo! herein
indeed are portents for folk who reflect.

030.022 And of His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the
difference of your languages and colours. Lo! herein indeed are portents for men of
knowledge.

030.023 And of His signs is your slumber by night and by day, and your seeking of
His bounty. Lo! herein indeed are portents for folk who heed.
030.024 And of His signs is this: He showeth you the lightning for a fear and for a
hope, and sendeth down water from the sky, and thereby quickeneth the earth after
her death. Lo! herein indeed are portents for folk who understand.

030.025 And of His signs is this: The heavens and the earth stand fast by His
command, and afterward, when He calleth you, lo! from the earth ye will emerge.

030.026 Unto Him belongeth whosoever is in the heavens and the earth. All are
obedient unto Him.

030.027 He it is Who produceth creation, then reproduceth it, and it is easier for Him.
His is the Sublime Similitude in the heavens and the earth. He is the Mighty, the
Wise.

030.028 He coineth for you a similitude of yourselves. Have ye, from among those
whom your right hands possess, partners in the wealth We have bestowed upon you,
equal with you in respect thereof, so that ye fear them as ye fear each other (that ye
ascribe unto Us partners out of that which We created) ? Thus We display the
revelations for people who have sense.

030.029 Nay, but those who do wrong follow their own lusts without knowledge.
Who is able to guide him whom Allah hath sent astray ? For such there are no
helpers.

030.030 So set thy purpose (O Muhammad) for religion as a man by nature upright -
the nature (framed) of Allah, in which He hath created man. There is no altering (the
laws of) Allah's creation. That is the right religion, but most men know not -

030.031 Turning unto Him (only); and be careful of your duty unto Him and establish
worship, and be not of those who ascribe partners (unto Him);

030.032 Of those who split up their religion and became schismatics, each sect
exulting in its tenets.

030.033 And when harm toucheth men they cry unto their Lord, turning to Him in
repentance; then, when they have tasted of His mercy, behold! some of them attribute
partners to their Lord

030.034 So as to disbelieve in that which We have given them. (Unto such it is said):
Enjoy yourselves awhile, but ye will come to know.
030.035 Or have We revealed unto them any warrant which speaketh of that which
they associate with Him ?

030.036 And when We cause mankind to taste of mercy they rejoice therein; but if an
evil thing befall them as the consequence of their own deeds, lo! they are in despair!

030.037 See they not that Allah enlargeth the provision for whom He will, and
straiteneth (it for whom He will). Lo! herein indeed are portents for folk who believe.

030.038 So give to the kinsman his due, and to the needy, and to the wayfarer. That is
best for those who seek Allah's Countenance. And such are they who are successful.

030.039 That which ye give in usury in order that it may increase on (other) people's
property hath no increase with Allah; but that which ye give in charity, seeking
Allah's Countenance, hath increase manifold.

030.040 Allah is He Who created you and then sustained you, then causeth you to die,
then giveth life to you again. Is there any of your (so-called) partners (of Allah) that
doeth aught of that ? Praised and Exalted be He above what they associate (with
Him)!

030.041 Corruption doth appear on land and sea because of (the evil) which men's
hands have done, that He may make them taste a part of that which they have done, in
order that they may return.

030.042 Say (O Muhammad, to the disbelievers): Travel in the land, and see the
nature of the consequence for those who were before you! Most of them were
idolaters.

030.043 So set thy purpose resolutely for the right religion, before the inevitable day
cometh from Allah. On that day mankind will be sundered-

030.044 Whoso disbelieveth must (then) bear the consequences of his disbelief, while
those who do right make provision for themselves -

030.045 That He may reward out of His bounty those who believe and do good
works. Lo! He loveth not the disbelievers (in His guidance).

030.046 And of His signs is this: He sendeth herald winds to make you taste His
mercy, and that the ships may sail at His command, and that ye may seek his favour,
and that haply ye may be thankful.
030.047 Verily We sent before thee (Muhammad) messengers to their own folk. Then
we took vengeance upon those who were guilty (in regard to them). To help believers
is ever incumbent upon Us.

030.048 Allah is He Who sendeth the winds so that they raise clouds, and spreadeth
them along the sky as pleaseth Him, and causeth them to break and thou seest the rain
downpouring from within them. And when He maketh it to fall on whom He will of
His bondmen, lo! they rejoice;

030.049 Though before that, even before it was sent down upon them, they were in
despair.

030.050 Look, therefore, at the prints of Allah's mercy (in creation): how He
quickeneth the earth after her death. Lo! He verily is the Quickener of the Dead, and
He is Able to do all things.

030.051 And if We sent a wind and they beheld it yellow, they verily would still
continue in their disbelief.

030.052 For verily thou (Muhammad) canst not make the dead to hear, nor canst thou
make the deaf to hear the call when they have turned to flee.

030.053 Nor canst thou guide the blind out of their error. Thou canst make none to
hear save those who believe in Our revelations so that they surrender (unto Him).

030.054 Allah is He Who shaped you out of weakness, then appointed after weakness
strength, then, after strength, appointed weakness and grey hair. He createth what He
will. He is the Knower, the Mighty.

030.055 And on the day when the Hour riseth the guilty will vow that they did tarry
but an hour - thus were they ever deceived.

030.056 But those to whom knowledge and faith are given will say: The truth is, ye
have tarried, by Allah's decree, until the Day of Resurrection. This is the Day of
Resurrection, but ye used not to know.

030.057 In that day their excuses will not profit those who did injustice, nor will they
be allowed to make amends.

030.058 Verily We have coined for mankind in this Qur'an all kinds of similitudes;
and indeed if thou camest unto them with a miracle, those who disbelieve would
verily exclaim: Ye are but tricksters!
030.059 Thus doth Allah seal the hearts of those who know not.

030.060 So have patience (O Muhammad)! Allah's promise is the very truth, and let
not those who have no certainty make thee impatient.

031.001 Alif. Lam. Mim.

031.002 These are revelations of the wise Scripture,

031.003 A guidance and a mercy for the good,

031.004 Those who establish worship and pay the poor-due and have sure faith in the
Hereafter.

031.005 Such have guidance from their Lord. Such are the successful.

031.006 And of mankind is he who payeth for mere pastime of discourse, that he may
mislead from Allah's way without knowledge, and maketh it the butt of mockery. For
such there is a shameful doom.

031.007 And when Our revelations are recited unto him he turneth away in pride as if
he heard them not, as if there were a deafness in his ears. So give him tidings of a
painful doom.

031.008 Lo! those who believe and do good works, for them are the gardens of
delight,

031.009 Wherein they will abide. It is a promise of Allah in truth. He is the Mighty,
the Wise.

031.010 He hath created the heavens without supports that ye can see, and hath cast
into the earth firm hills, so that it quake not with you; and He hath dispersed therein
all kinds of beasts. And We send down water from the sky and We cause (plants) of
every goodly kind to grow therein.

031.011 This is the Creation of Allah. Now show me that which those (ye worship)
beside Him have created. Nay, but the wrong-doers are in error manifest!

031.012 And verily We gave Luqman wisdom, saying: Give thanks unto Allah; and
whosoever giveth thanks, he giveth thanks for (the good of) his soul. And whosoever
refuseth - Lo! Allah is Absolute, Owner of Praise.
031.013 And (remember) when Luqman said unto his son, when he was exhorting
him: O my dear son! Ascribe no partners unto Allah. Lo! to ascribe partners (unto
Him) is a tremendous wrong -

031.014 And We have enjoined upon man concerning his partners - His mother
beareth him in weakness upon weakness, and his weaning is in two years - Give
thanks unto Me and unto thy parents. Unto Me is the journeying.

031.015 But if they strive with thee to make thee ascribe unto Me as partner that of
which thou hast no knowledge, then obey them not. Consort with them in the world
kindly, and follow the path of him who repenteth unto Me. Then unto Me will be your
return, and I shall tell you what ye used to do -

031.016 O my dear son! Lo! though it be but the weight of a grain of mustard-seed,
and though it be in a rock, or in the heavens, or in the earth, Allah will bring it forth.
Lo! Allah is Subtile, Aware.

031.017 O my dear son! Establish worship and enjoin kindness and forbid iniquity,
and persevere whatever may befall thee. Lo! that is of the steadfast heart of things.

031.018 Turn not thy cheek in scorn toward folk, nor walk with pertness in the land.
Lo! Allah loveth not each braggart boaster.

031.019 Be modest in thy bearing and subdue thy voice. Lo! the harshest of all voices
is the voice of the ass.

031.020 See ye not how Allah hath made serviceable unto you whatsoever is in the
skies and whatsoever is in the earth and hath loaded you with His favours both
without and within ? Yet of mankind is he who disputeth concerning Allah, without
knowledge or guidance or a scripture giving light.

031.021 And if it be said unto them: Follow that which Allah hath revealed, they say:
Nay, but we follow that wherein we found our fathers. What! Even though the devil
were inviting them unto the doom of flame ?

031.022 Whosoever surrendereth his purpose to Allah while doing good, he verily
hath grasped the firm hand-hold. Unto Allah belongeth the sequel of all things.

031.023 And whosoever disbelieveth, let not his disbelief afflict thee (O
Muhammad). Unto Us is their return, and We shall tell them what they did. Lo! Allah
is Aware of what is in the breasts (of men).
031.024 We give them comfort for a little, and then We drive them to a heavy doom.

031.025 If thou shouldst ask them: Who created the heavens and the earth ? they
would answer: Allah. Say: Praise be to Allah! But most of them know not.

031.026 Unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth. Lo! Allah,
He is the Absolute, the Owner of Praise.

031.027 And if all the trees in the earth were pens, and the sea, with seven more seas
to help it, (were ink), the words of Allah could not be exhausted. Lo! Allah is Mighty,
Wise.

031.028 Your creation and your raising (from the dead) are only as (the creation and
the raising of) a single soul. Lo! Allah is Hearer, Knower.

031.029 Hast thou not seen how Allah causeth the night to pass into the day and
causeth the day to pass into the night, and hath subdued the sun and the moon (to do
their work), each running unto an appointed term; and that Allah is Informed of what
ye do ?

031.030 That (is so) because Allah, He is the True, and that which they invoke beside
Him is the False, and because Allah, He is the Sublime, the Great.

031.031 Hast thou not seen how the ships glide on the sea by Allah's grace, that He
may show you of His wonders ? Lo! therein indeed are portents for every steadfast,
grateful (heart).

031.032 And if a wave enshroudeth them like awnings, they cry unto Allah, making
their faith pure for Him only. But when He bringeth them safe to land, some of them
compromise. None denieth Our signs save every traitor ingrate.

031.033 O mankind! Keep your duty to your Lord and fear a Day when the parent
will not be able to avail the child in aught, nor the child to avail the parent. Lo!
Allah's promise is the very truth. Let not the life of the world beguile you, nor let the
deceiver beguile you, in regard to Allah.

031.034 Lo! Allah! With Him is knowledge of the Hour. He sendeth down the rain,
and knoweth that which is in the wombs. No soul knoweth what it will earn to-
morrow, and no soul knoweth in what land it will die. Lo! Allah is Knower, Aware.
032.001 Alif. Lam. Mim

032.002 The revelation of the Scripture whereof there is no doubt is from the Lord of
the Worlds.

032.003 Or say they: He hath invented it ? Nay, but it is the Truth from thy Lord, that
thou mayst warn a folk to whom no warner came before thee, that haply they may
walk aright.

032.004 Allah it is Who created the heavens and the earth, and that which is between
them, in six Days. Then He mounted the Throne. Ye have not, beside Him, a
protecting friend or mediator. Will ye not then remember ?

032.005 He directeth the ordinance from the heaven unto the earth; then it ascendeth
unto Him in a Day, whereof the measure is a thousand years of that ye reckon.

032.006 Such is the Knower of the Invisible and the Visible, the Mighty, the
Merciful,

032.007 Who made all things good which He created, and He began the creation of
man from clay;

032.008 Then He made his seed from a draught of despised fluid;

032.009 Then He fashioned him and breathed into him of His Spirit; and appointed
for you hearing and sight and hearts. Small thanks give ye!

032.010 And they say: When we are lost in the earth, how can we then be re-created ?
Nay but they are disbelievers in the meeting with their Lord.

032.011 Say: The angel of death, who hath charge concerning you, will gather you,
and afterward unto your Lord ye will be returned.

032.012 Couldst thou but see when the guilty hang their heads before their Lord, (and
say): Our Lord! We have now seen and heard, so send us back; we will do right, now
we are sure.

032.013 And if We had so willed, We could have given every soul its guidance, but
the word from Me concerning evildoers took effect: that I will fill hell with the jinn
and mankind together.
032.014 So taste (the evil of your deeds). Forasmuch as ye forgot the meeting of this
your day, lo! We forget you. Taste the doom of immortality because of what ye used
to do.

032.015 Only those believe in Our revelations who, when they are reminded of them,
fall down prostrate and hymn the praise of their Lord, and they are not scornful,

032.016 Who forsake their beds to cry unto their Lord in fear and hope, and spend of
that We have bestowed on them.

032.017 No soul knoweth what is kept hid for them of joy, as a reward for what they
used to do.

032.018 Is he who is a believer like unto him who is an evil-liver ? They are not alike.

032.019 But as for those who believe and do good works, for them are the Gardens of
Retreat - a welcome (in reward) for what they used to do.

032.020 And as for those who do evil, their retreat is the Fire. Whenever they desire
to issue forth from thence, they are brought back thither. Unto them it is said: Taste
the torment of the Fire which ye used to deny.

032.021 And verily We make them taste the lower punishment before the greater, that
haply they may return.

032.022 And who doth greater wrong than he who is reminded of the revelations of
his Lord, then turneth from them. Lo! We shall requite the guilty.

032.023 We verily gave Moses the Scripture; so be not ye in doubt of his receiving it;
and We appointed it a guidance for the Children of Israel.

032.024 And when they became steadfast and believed firmly in Our revelations, We
appointed from among them leaders who guided by Our command.

032.025 Lo! thy Lord will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection
concerning that wherein they used to differ.

032.026 Is it not a guidance for them (to observe) how many generations We
destroyed before them, amid whose dwelling places they do walk ? Lo! therein verily
are portents! Will they not then heed ?
032.027 Have they not seen how We lead the water to the barren land and therewith
bring forth crops whereof their cattle eat, and they themselves ? Will they not then see
?

032.028 And they say: When cometh this victory (of yours) if ye are truthful ?

032.029 Say (unto them): On the day of the victory the faith of those who disbelieve
(and who then will believe) will not avail them, neither will they be reprieved.

032.030 So withdraw from them (O Muhammad), and await (the event). Lo! they
(also) are awaiting (it).

033.001 O Prophet! Keep thy duty to Allah and obey not the disbelievers and the
hypocrites. Lo! Allah is Knower, Wise.

033.002 And follow that which is inspired in thee from thy Lord. Lo! Allah is Aware
of what ye do.

033.003 And put thy trust in Allah, for Allah is sufficient as Trustee.

033.004 Allah hath not assigned unto any man two hearts within his body, nor hath
He made your wives whom ye declare (to be your mothers) your mothers, nor hath He
made those whom ye claim (to be your sons) your sons. This is but a saying of your
mouths. But Allah saith the truth and He showeth the way.

033.005 Proclaim their real parentage. That will be more equitable in the sight of
Allah. And if ye know not their fathers, then (they are) your brethren in the faith, and
your clients. And there is no sin for you in the mistakes that ye make unintentionally,
but what your hearts purpose (that will be a sin for you). Allah is ever Forgiving,
Merciful.

033.006 The Prophet is closer to the believers than their selves, and his wives are (as)
their mothers. And the owners of kinship are closer one to another in the ordinance of
Allah than (other) believers and the fugitives (who fled from Mecca), except that ye
should do kindness to your friends. This is written in the Book (of nature).

033.007 And when We exacted a covenant from the prophets, and from thee (O
Muhammad) and from Noah and Abraham and Moses and Jesus son of Mary. We
took from them a solemn covenant;
033.008 That He may ask the loyal of their loyalty. And He hath prepared a painful
doom for the unfaithful.

033.009 O ye who believe! Remember Allah's favour unto you when there came
against you hosts, and We sent against them a great wind and hosts ye could not see.
And Allah is ever Seer of what ye do.

033.010 When they came upon you from above you and from below you, and when
eyes grew wild and hearts reached to the throats, and ye were imagining vain thoughts
concerning Allah.

033.011 There were the believers sorely tried, and shaken with a mighty shock.

033.012 And when the hypocrites, and those in whose hearts is a disease, were
saying: Allah and His messenger promised us naught but delusion.

033.013 And when a party of them said: O folk of Yathrib! There is no stand
(possible) for you, therefor turn back. And certain of them (even) sought permission
of the Prophet, saying: Our homes lie open (to the enemy). And they lay not open.
They but wished to flee.

033.014 If the enemy had entered from all sides and they had been exhorted to
treachery, they would have committed it, and would have hesitated thereupon but
little.

033.015 And verily they had already sworn unto Allah that they would not turn their
backs (to the foe). An oath to Allah must be answered for.

033.016 Say: Flight will not avail you if ye flee from death or killing, and then ye
dwell in comfort but a little while.

033.017 Say: Who is he who can preserve you from Allah if He intendeth harm for
you, or intendeth mercy for you. They will not find that they have any friend or helper
other than Allah.

033.018 Allah already knoweth those of you who hinder, and those who say unto
their brethren: "Come ye hither unto us!" and they come not to the stress of battle
save a little,
033.019 Being sparing of their help to you (believers). But when the fear cometh,
then thou (Muhammad) seest them regarding thee with rolling eyes like one who
fainteth unto death. Then, when the fear departeth, they scald you with sharp tongues
in their greed for wealth (from the spoil). Such have not believed. Therefor Allah
maketh their deeds fruitless. And that is easy for Allah.

033.020 They hold that the clans have not retired (for good); and if the clans should
advance (again), they would fain be in the desert with the wandering Arabs, asking
for the news of you; and if they were among you, they would not give battle, save a
little.

033.021 Verily in the messenger of Allah ye have a good example for him who
looketh unto Allah and the Last Day, and remembereth Allah much.

033.022 And when the true believers saw the clans, they said: This is that which
Allah and His messenger promised us. Allah and His messenger are true. It did but
confirm them in their faith and resignation.

033.023 Of the believers are men who are true to that which they covenanted with
Allah. Some of them have paid their vow by death (in battle), and some of them still
are waiting; and they have not altered in the least;

033.024 That Allah may reward the true men for their truth, and punish the hypocrites
if He will, or relent toward them (if He will). Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

033.025 And Allah repulsed the disbelievers in their wrath; they gained no good.
Allah averted their attack from the believers. Allah is ever Strong, Mighty.

033.026 And He brought those of the People of the Scripture who supported them
down from their strongholds, and cast panic into their hearts. Some ye slew, and ye
made captive some.

033.027 And He caused you to inherit their land and their houses and their wealth,
and land ye have not trodden. Allah is ever Able to do all things.

033.028 O Prophet! Say unto thy wives: If ye desire the world's life and its
adornment, come! I will content you and will release you with a fair release.

033.029 But if ye desire Allah and His messenger and the abode of the Hereafter, then
lo! Allah hath prepared for the good among you an immense reward.
033.030 O ye wives of the Prophet! Whosoever of you committeth manifest
lewdness, the punishment for her will be doubled, and that is easy for Allah.

033.031 And whosoever of you is submissive unto Allah and His messenger and
doeth right, We shall give her her reward twice over, and We have prepared for her a
rich provision.

033.032 O ye wives of the Prophet! Ye are not like any other women. If ye keep your
duty (to Allah), then be not soft of speech, lest he in whose heart is a disease aspire
(to you), but utter customary speech.

033.033 And stay in your houses. Bedizen not yourselves with the bedizenment of the
Time of Ignorance. Be regular in prayer, and pay the poor-due, and obey Allah and
His messenger. Allah's wish is but to remove uncleanness far from you, O Folk of the
Household, and cleanse you with a thorough cleansing.

033.034 And bear in mind that which is recited in your houses of the revelations of
Allah and wisdom. Lo! Allah is Subtile, Aware.

033.035 Lo! men who surrender unto Allah, and women who surrender, and men who
believe and women who believe, and men who obey and women who obey, and men
who speak the truth and women who speak the truth, and men who persevere (in
righteousness) and women who persevere, and men who are humble and women who
are humble, and men who give alms and women who give alms, and men who fast
and women who fast, and men who guard their modesty and women who guard (their
modesty), and men who remember Allah much and women who remember - Allah
hath prepared for them forgiveness and a vast reward.

033.036 And it becometh not a believing man or a believing woman, when Allah and
His messenger have decided an affair (for them), that they should (after that) claim
any say in their affair; and whoso is rebellious to Allah and His messenger, he verily
goeth astray in error manifest.

033.037 And when thou saidst unto him on whom Allah hath conferred favour and
thou hast conferred favour: Keep thy wife to thyself, and fear Allah. And thou didst
hide in thy mind that which Allah was to bring to light, and thou didst fear mankind
whereas Allah hath a better right that thou shouldst fear Him. So when Zeyd had
performed that necessary formality (of divorce) from her, We gave her unto thee in
marriage, so that (henceforth) there may be no sin for believers in respect of wives of
their adopted sons, when the latter have performed the necessary formality (of
release) from them. The commandment of Allah must be fulfilled.
033.038 There is no reproach for the Prophet in that which Allah maketh his due.
That was Allah's way with those who passed away of old - and the commandment of
Allah is certain destiny -

033.039 Who delivered the messages of Allah and feared Him, and feared none save
Allah. Allah keepeth good account.

033.040 Muhammad is not the father of any man among you, but he is the messenger
of Allah and the Seal of the Prophets; and Allah is ever Aware of all things.

033.041 O ye who believe! Remember Allah with much remembrance.

033.042 And glorify Him early and late.

033.043 He it is Who blesseth you, and His angels (bless you), that He may bring you
forth from darkness unto light; and He is ever Merciful to the believers.

033.044 Their salutation on the day when they shall meet Him will be: Peace. And He
hath prepared for them a goodly recompense.

033.045 O Prophet! Lo! We have sent thee as a witness and a bringer of good tidings
and a warner.

033.046 And as a summoner unto Allah by His permission, and as a lamp that giveth
light.

033.047 And announce unto the believers the good tidings that they will have great
bounty from Allah.

033.048 And incline not to the disbelievers and the hypocrites. Disregard their
noxious talk, and put thy trust in Allah. Allah is sufficient as Trustee.

033.049 O ye who believe! If ye wed believing women and divorce them before ye
have touched them, then there is no period that ye should reckon. But content them
and release them handsomely.
033.050 O Prophet! Lo! We have made lawful unto thee thy wives unto whom thou
hast paid their dowries, and those whom thy right hand possesseth of those whom
Allah hath given thee as spoils of war, and the daughters of thine uncle on the father's
side and the daughters of thine aunts on the father's side, and the daughters of thine
uncle on the mother's side and the daughters of thine aunts on the mother's side who
emigrated with thee, and a believing woman if she give herself unto the Prophet and
the Prophet desire to ask her in marriage - a privilege for thee only, not for the (rest
of) believers - We are Aware of that which We enjoined upon them concerning their
wives and those whom their right hands possess - that thou mayst be free from blame,
for Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful.

033.051 Thou canst defer whom thou wilt of them and receive unto thee whom thou
wilt, and whomsoever thou desirest of those whom thou hast set aside (temporarily),
it is no sin for thee (to receive her again); that is better; that they may be comforted
and not grieve, and may all be pleased with what thou givest them. Allah knoweth
what is in your hearts (O men), and Allah is ever Forgiving, Clement.

033.052 It is not allowed thee to take (other) women henceforth, nor that thou
shouldst change them for other wives even though their beauty pleased thee, save
those whom thy right hand possesseth. And Allah is ever Watcher over all things.

033.053 O Ye who believe! Enter not the dwellings of the Prophet for a meal without
waiting for the proper time, unless permission be granted you. But if ye are invited,
enter, and, when your meal is ended, then disperse. Linger not for conversation. Lo!
that would cause annoyance to the Prophet, and he would be shy of (asking) you (to
go); but Allah is not shy of the truth. And when ye ask of them (the wives of the
Prophet) anything, ask it of them from behind a curtain. That is purer for your hearts
and for their hearts. And it is not for you to cause annoyance to the messenger of
Allah, nor that ye should ever marry his wives after him. Lo! that in Allah's sight
would be an enormity.

033.054 Whether ye divulge a thing or keep it hidden, lo! Allah is ever Knower of all
things.

033.055 It is no sin for them (thy wives) to converse freely) with their fathers, or their
sons, or their brothers, or their brothers' sons, or the sons of their sisters or of their
own women, or their slaves. O women! Keep your duty to Allah. Lo! Allah is ever
Witness over all things.
033.056 Lo! Allah and His angels shower blessings on the Prophet. O ye who
believe! Ask blessings on him and salute him with a worthy salutation.

033.057 Lo! those who malign Allah and His messenger, Allah hath cursed them in
the world and the Hereafter, and hath prepared for them the doom of the disdained.

033.058 And those who malign believing men and believing women undeservedly,
they bear the guilt of slander and manifest sin.

033.059 O Prophet! Tell thy wives and thy daughters and the women of the believers
to draw their cloaks close round them (when they go abroad). That will be better, so
that they may be recognised and not annoyed. Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful.

033.060 If the hypocrites, and those in whose hearts is a disease, and the alarmists in
the city do not cease, We verily shall urge thee on against them, then they will be
your neighbours in it but a little while.

033.061 Accursed, they will be seized wherever found and slain with a (fierce)
slaughter.

033.062 That was the way of Allah in the case of those who passed away of old; thou
wilt not find for the way of Allah aught of power to change.

033.063 Men ask thee of the Hour. Say: The knowledge of it is with Allah only. What
can convey (the knowledge) unto thee ? It may be that the Hour is nigh.

033.064 Lo! Allah hath cursed the disbelievers, and hath prepared for them a flaming
fire,

033.065 Wherein they will abide for ever. They will find (then) no protecting friend
nor helper.

033.066 On the day when their faces are turned over in the Fire, they say: Oh, would
that we had obeyed Allah and had obeyed His messenger!

033.067 And they say: Our Lord! Lo! we obeyed our princes and great men, and they
misled us from the Way.

033.068 Our Lord! Oh, give them double torment and curse them with a mighty
curse.
033.069 O ye who believe! Be not as those who slandered Moses, but Allah proved
his innocence of that which they alleged, and he was well esteemed in Allah's sight.

033.070 O ye who believe! Guard your duty to Allah, and speak words straight to the
point;

033.071 He will adjust your works for you and will forgive you your sins. Whosoever
obeyeth Allah and His messenger, he verily hath gained a signal victory.

033.072 Lo! We offered the trust unto the heavens and the earth and the hills, but they
shrank from bearing it and were afraid of it. And man assumed it. Lo! he hath proved
a tyrant and a fool.

033.073 So Allah punisheth hypocritical men and hypocritical women, and idolatrous
men and idolatrous women. But Allah pardoneth believing men and believing
women, and Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful.

034.001 Praise be to Allah, unto Whom belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and
whatsoever is in the earth. His is the praise in the Hereafter, and He is the Wise, the
Aware.

034.002 He knoweth that which goeth into the earth and that which cometh forth from
it, and that descendeth from the heaven and that which ascendeth into it. He is the
Merciful, the Forgiving.

034.003 Those who disbelieve say: The Hour will never come unto us. Say: Nay, by
my Lord, but it is coming unto you surely. (He is) the Knower of the Unseen. Not an
atom's weight, or less than that or greater, escapeth Him in the heavens or in the earth,
but it is in a clear Record,

034.004 That He may reward those who believe and do good works. For them is
pardon and a rich provision.

034.005 But those who strive against Our revelations, challenging (Us), theirs will be
a painful doom of wrath.

034.006 Those who have been given knowledge see that what is revealed unto thee
from thy Lord is the truth and leadeth unto the path of the Mighty, the Owner of
Praise.
034.007 Those who disbelieve say: Shall we show you a man who will tell you (that)
when ye have become dispersed in dust with most complete dispersal still, even then,
ye will be created anew ?

034.008 Hath he invented a lie concerning Allah, or is there in him a madness ? Nay,
but those who disbelieve in the Hereafter are in torment and far error.

034.009 Have they not observed what is before them and what is behind them of the
sky and the earth ? If We will, We can make the earth swallow them, or cause
obliteration from the sky to fall on them. Lo! herein surely is a portent for every
slave who turneth (to Allah) repentant.

034.010 And assuredly We gave David grace from Us, (saying): O ye hills and birds,
echo his psalms of praise! And We made the iron supple unto him,

034.011 Saying: Make thou long coats of mail and measure the links (thereof). And
do ye right. Lo! I am Seer of what ye do.

034.012 And unto Solomon (We gave) the wind, whereof the morning course was a
month's journey and the evening course a month's journey, and We caused the fount
of copper to gush forth for him, and (We gave him) certain of the jinn who worked
before him by permission of his Lord. And such of them as deviated from Our
command, them We caused to taste the punishment of flaming Fire.

034.013 They made for him what he willed: synagogues and statues, basins like wells
and boilers built into the ground. Give thanks, O House of David! Few of My
bondmen are thankful.

034.014 And when We decreed death for him, nothing showed his death to them save
a creeping creature of the earth which gnawed away his staff. And when he fell the
jinn saw clearly how, if they had known the Unseen, they would not have continued
in despised toil.

034.015 There was indeed a sign for Sheba in their dwelling-place: Two gardens on
the right hand and the left (as who should say): Eat of the provision of your Lord and
render thanks to Him. A fair land and an indulgent Lord!

034.016 But they were froward, so We sent on them the flood of 'Iram, and in
exchange for their two gardens gave them two gardens bearing bitter fruit, the
tamarisk and here and there a lote-tree.
034.017 This We awarded them because of their ingratitude. Punish We ever any save
the ingrates ?

034.018 And We set, between them and the towns which We had blessed, towns easy
to be seen, and We made the stage between them easy, (saying): Travel in them safely
both by night and day.

034.019 But they said: Our Lord! Make the stage between our journeys longer. And
they wronged themselves, therefore We made them bywords (in the land) and
scattered them abroad, a total scattering. Lo! herein verily are portents for each
steadfast, grateful (heart).

034.020 And Satan indeed found his calculation true concerning them, for they follow
him, all save a group of true believers.

034.021 And he had no warrant whatsoever against them, save that We would know
him who believeth in the Hereafter from him who is in doubt thereof; and thy Lord (O
Muhammad) taketh note of all things.

034.022 Say (O Muhammad): Call upon those whom ye set up beside Allah! They
possess not an atom's weight either in the heavens or in the earth, nor have they any
share in either, nor hath He an auxiliary among them.

034.023 No intercession availeth with Him save for him whom He permitteth. Yet,
when fear is banished from their hearts, they say: What was it that your Lord said ?
They say: The Truth. And He is the Sublime, the Great.

034.024 Say: Who giveth you provision from the sky and the earth ? Say: Allah, Lo!
we or you assuredly are rightly guided or in error manifest.

034.025 Say: Ye will not be asked of what we committed, nor shall we be asked of
what ye do.

034.026 Say: Our Lord will bring us all together, then He will judge between us with
truth. He is the All-knowing Judge.

034.027 Say: Show me those whom ye have joined unto Him as partners. Nay (ye
dare not)! For He is Allah, the Mighty, the Wise.

034.028 And We have not sent thee (O Muhammad) save as a bringer of good tidings
and a warner unto all mankind; but most of mankind know not.
034.029 And they say: When is this promise (to be fulfilled) if ye are truthful ?

034.030 Say (O Muhammad): Yours is the promise of a Day which ye cannot
postpone nor hasten by an hour.

034.031 And those who disbelieve say: We believe not in this Qur'an nor in that
which was before it; but oh, if thou couldst see, when the wrong-doers are brought up
before their Lord, how they cast the blame one to another; how those who were
despised (in the earth) say unto those who were proud: But for you, we should have
been believers.

034.032 Those who were proud say unto those who were despised: Did we drive you
away from the guidance after it had come unto you ? Nay, but ye were guilty.

034.033 Those who were despised say unto those who were proud: Nay but (it was
your) scheming night and day, when ye commanded us to disbelieve in Allah and set
up rivals unto Him. And they are filled with remorse when they behold the doom; and
We place carcans on the necks of those who disbelieved. Are they requited aught save
what they used to do ?

034.034 And We sent not unto any township a warner, but its pampered ones
declared: Lo! we are disbelievers in that wherewith ye have been sent.

034.035 And they say: We are more (than you) in wealth and children. We are not the
punished!

034.036 Say (O Muhammad): Lo! my Lord enlargeth the provision for whom He will
and narroweth it (for whom He will). But most of mankind know not.

034.037 And it is not your wealth nor your children that will bring you near unto Us,
but he who believeth and doeth good (he draweth near). As for such, theirs will be
twofold reward for what they did and they will dwell secure in lofty halls.

034.038 And as for those who strive against Our revelations, challenging, they will be
brought to the doom.

034.039 Say: Lo! my Lord enlargeth the provision for whom He will of His bondmen,
and narroweth (it) for him. And whatsoever ye spend (for good) He replaceth it. And
He is the Best of Providers.

034.040 And on the day when He will gather them all together, He will say unto the
angels: Did these worship you ?
034.041 They will say: Be Thou Glorified. Thou (alone) art our Guardian, not them!
Nay, but they worshipped the jinn; most of them were believers in them.

034.042 That day ye will possess no use nor hurt one for another. And We shall say
unto those who did wrong: Taste the doom of the Fire which ye used to deny.

034.043 And if Our revelations are recited unto them in plain terms, they say: This is
naught else than a man who would turn you away from what your fathers used to
worship; and they say: This is naught else than an invented lie. Those who disbelieve
say of the truth when it reacheth them: This is naught else than mere magic.

034.044 And We have given them no scriptures which they study, nor sent We unto
them, before thee, any warner.

034.045 Those before them denied, and these have not attained a tithe of that which
We bestowed on them (of old); yet they denied My messengers. How intense then
was My abhorrence (of them)!

034.046 Say (unto them, O Muhammad): I exhort you unto one thing only: that ye
awake, for Allah's sake, by twos and singly, and then reflect: There is no madness in
your comrade. He is naught else than a warner unto you in face of a terrific doom.

034.047 Say: Whatever reward I might have asked of you is yours. My reward is the
affair of Allah only. He is Witness over all things.

034.048 Say: Lo! my Lord hurleth the truth. (He is) the Knower of Things Hidden.

034.049 Say: The Truth hath come, and falsehood showeth not its face and will not
return.

034.050 Say: If I err, I err only to my own loss, and if I am rightly guided it is
because of that which my Lord hath revealed unto me. Lo! He is Hearer, Nigh.

034.051 Couldst thou but see when they are terrified with no escape, and are seized
from near at hand,

034.052 And say: We (now) believe therein. But how can they reach (faith) from afar
off,

034.053 When they disbelieved in it of yore. They aim at the unseen from afar off.
034.054 And a gulf is set between them and that which they desire, as was done for
people of their kind of old. Lo! they were in hopeless doubt.

035.001 Praise be to Allah, the Creator of the heavens and the earth, Who appointeth
the angels messengers having wings two, three and four. He multiplieth in creation
what He will. Lo! Allah is Able to do all things.

035.002 That which Allah openeth unto mankind of mercy none can withhold it; and
that which He withholdeth none can release thereafter. He is the Mighty, the Wise.

035.003 O mankind! Remember Allah's grace toward you! Is there any creator other
than Allah who provideth for you from the sky and the earth ? There is no God save
Him. Whither then are ye turned ?

035.004 And if they deny thee, (O Muhammad), messengers (of Allah) were denied
before thee. Unto Allah all things are brought back.

035.005 O mankind! Lo! the promise of Allah is true. So let not the life of the world
beguile you, and let not the (avowed) beguiler beguile you with regard to Allah.

035.006 Lo! the devil is an enemy for you, so treat him as an enemy. He only
summoneth his faction to be owners of the flaming Fire.

035.007 Those who disbelieve, theirs will be an awful doom; and those who believe
and do good works, theirs will be forgiveness and a great reward.

035.008 Is he, the evil of whose deeds is made fairseeming unto him so that he
deemeth it good, (other than Satan's dupe) ? Allah verily sendeth whom He will
astray, and guideth whom He will; so let not thy soul expire in sighings for them. Lo!
Allah is Aware of what they do!

035.009 And Allah it is Who sendeth the winds and they raise a cloud; then We lead
it unto a dead land and revive therewith the earth after its death. Such is the
Resurrection.

035.010 Whoso desireth power (should know that) all power belongeth to Allah. Unto
Him good words ascend, and the pious deed doth He exalt; but those who plot
iniquities, theirs will be an awful doom; and the plotting of such (folk) will come to
naught.
035.011 Allah created you from dust, then from a little fluid, then He made you pairs
(the male and female). No female beareth or bringeth forth save with His knowledge.
And no-one groweth old who groweth old, nor is aught lessened of his life, but it is
recorded in a Book, Lo! that is easy for Allah.

035.012 And the two seas are not alike: this, fresh, sweet, good to drink, this (other)
bitter, salt. And from them both ye eat fresh meat and derive the ornament that ye
wear. And thou seest the ship cleaving them with its prow that ye may seek of His
bounty, and that haply ye may give thanks.

035.013 He maketh the night to pass into the day and He maketh the day to pass into
the night. He hath subdued the sun and moon to service. Each runneth unto an
appointed term. Such is Allah, your Lord; His is the Sovereignty; and those unto
whom ye pray instead of Him own not so much as the white spot on a date-stone.

035.014 If ye pray unto them they hear not your prayer, and if they heard they could
not grant it you. On the Day of Resurrection they will disown association with you.
None can inform you like Him Who is Aware.

035.015 O mankind! Ye are the poor in your relation to Allah. And Allah! He is the
Absolute, the Owner of Praise.

035.016 If He will, He can be rid of you and bring (instead of you) some new
creation.

035.017 That is not a hard thing for Allah.

035.018 And no burdened soul can bear another's burden, and if one heavy laden
crieth for (help with) his load, naught of it will be lifted even though he (unto whom
he crieth) be of kin. Thou warnest only those who fear their Lord in secret, and have
established worship. He who groweth (in goodness), groweth only for himself, (he
cannot by his merit redeem others). Unto Allah is the journeying.

035.019 The blind man is not equal with the seer;

035.020 Nor is darkness (tantamount to) light;

035.021 Nor is the shadow equal with the sun's full heat;

035.022 Nor are the living equal with the dead. Lo! Allah maketh whom He will to
hear. Thou canst not reach those who are in the graves.
035.023 Thou art but a warner.

035.024 Lo! We have sent thee with the Truth, a bearer of glad tidings and a warner;
and there is not a nation but a warner hath passed among them.

035.025 And if they deny thee, those before them also denied. Their messengers came
unto them with clear proofs (of Allah's Sovereignty), and with the Psalms and the
Scripture giving light.

035.026 Then seized I those who disbelieved, and how intense was My abhorrence!

035.027 Hast thou not seen that Allah causeth water to fall from the sky, and We
produce therewith fruit of divers hues; and among the hills are streaks white and red,
of divers hues, and (others) raven-black;

035.028 And of men and beasts and cattle, in like manner, divers hues ? The erudite
among His bondmen fear Allah alone. Lo! Allah is Mighty, Forgiving.

035.029 Lo! those who read the Scripture of Allah, and establish worship, and spend
of that which We have bestowed on them secretly and openly, they look forward to
imperishable gain,

035.030 That He will pay them their wages and increase them of His grace. Lo! He is
Forgiving, Responsive.

035.031 As for that which We inspire in thee of the Scripture, it is the Truth
confirming that which was (revealed) before it. Lo! Allah is indeed Observer, Seer of
His slaves.

035.032 Then We gave the Scripture as inheritance unto those whom We elected of
Our bondmen. But of them are some who wrong themselves and of them are some
who are lukewarm, and of them are some who outstrip (others) through good deeds,
by Allah's leave. That is the great favour!

035.033 Gardens of Eden! They enter them wearing armlets of gold and pearl and
their raiment therein is silk.

035.034 And they say: Praise be to Allah Who hath put grief away from us. Lo! Our
Lord is Forgiving, Bountiful,

035.035 Who, of His grace, hath installed us in the mansion of eternity, where toil
toucheth us not nor can weariness affect us.
035.036 But as for those who disbelieve, for them is fire of hell; it taketh not
complete effect upon them so that they can die, nor is its torment lightened for them.
Thus We punish every ingrate.

035.037 And they cry for help there, (saying): Our Lord! Release us; we will do right,
not (the wrong) that we used to do. Did not We grant you a life long enough for him
who reflected to reflect therein ? And the warner came unto you. Now taste (the
flavour of your deeds), for evil-doers have no helper.

035.038 Lo! Allah is the Knower of the Unseen of the heavens and the earth. Lo! He
is Aware of the secret of (men's) breasts.

035.039 He it is Who hath made you regents in the earth; so he who disbelieveth, his
disbelief be on his own head. Their disbelief increaseth for the disbelievers, in their
Lord's sight, naught save abhorrence. Their disbelief increaseth for the disbelievers
naught save loss.

035.040 Say: Have ye seen your partner-gods to whom ye pray beside Allah ? Show
me what they created of the earth! Or have they any portion in the heavens ? Or have
We given them a scripture so they act on clear proof therefrom ? Nay, the evil-doers
promise one another only to deceive.

035.041 Lo! Allah graspeth the heavens and the earth that they deviate not, and if
they were to deviate there is not one that could grasp them after Him. Lo! He is ever
Clement, Forgiving.

035.042 And they swore by Allah, their most binding oath, that if a warner came unto
them they would be more tractable than any of the nations; yet, when a warner came
unto them it aroused in them naught save repugnance,

035.043 (Shown in their) behaving arrogantly in the land and plotting evil; and the
evil plot encloseth but the men who make it. Then, can they expect aught save the
treatment of the folk of old ? Thou wilt not find for Allah's way of treatment any
substitute, nor wilt thou find for Allah's way of treatment aught of power to change.

035.044 Have they not travelled in the land and seen the nature of the consequence
for those who were before them, and they were mightier than these in power ? Allah
is not such that aught in the heavens or in the earth escapeth Him. Lo! He is the Wise,
the Mighty.
035.045 If Allah took mankind to task by that which they deserve, He would not
leave a living creature on the surface of the earth; but He reprieveth them unto an
appointed term, and when their term cometh - then verily (they will know that) Allah
is ever Seer of His slaves.

036.001 Ya Sin.

036.002 By the wise Qur'an,

036.003 Lo! thou art of those sent

036.004 On a straight path,

036.005 A revelation of the Mighty, the Merciful,

036.006 That thou mayst warn a folk whose fathers were not warned, so they are
heedless.

036.007 Already hath the judgment, (for their infidelity) proved true of most of them,
for they believe not.

036.008 Lo! We have put on their necks carcans reaching unto the chins, so that they
are made stiff-necked.

036.009 And We have set a bar before them and a bar behind them, and (thus) have
covered them so that they see not.

036.010 Whether thou warn them or thou warn them not, it is alike for them, for they
believe not.

036.011 Thou warnest only him who followeth the Reminder and feareth the
Beneficent in secret. To him bear tidings of forgiveness and a rich reward.

036.012 Lo! We it is Who bring the dead to life. We record that which they send
before (them, and their footprints. And all things We have kept in a clear Register.

036.013 Coin for them a similitude: The people of the city when those sent (from
Allah) came unto them;

036.014 When We sent unto them twain, and they denied them both, so We
reinforced them with a third, and they said: Lo! we have been sent unto you.
036.015 They said: Ye are but mortals like unto us. The Beneficent hath naught
revealed. Ye do but lie!

036.016 They answered: Our Lord knoweth that we are indeed sent unto you,

036.017 And our duty is but plain conveyance (of the message).

036.018 (The people of the city) said: We augur ill of you. If ye desist not, we shall
surely stone you, and grievous torture will befall you at our hands.

036.019 They said: Your evil augury be with you! Is it because ye are reminded (of
the truth) ? Nay, but ye are froward folk!

036.020 And there came from the uttermost part of the city a man running. He cried:
O my people! Follow those who have been sent!

036.021 Follow those who ask of you no fee, and who are rightly guided.

036.022 For what cause should I not serve Him Who hath created me, and unto
Whom ye will be brought back ?

036.023 Shall I take (other) gods in place of Him when, if the Beneficent should wish
me any harm, their intercession will avail me naught, nor can they save ?

036.024 Then truly I should be in error manifest.

036.025 Lo! I have believed in your Lord, so hear me!

036.026 It was said (unto him): Enter paradise. He said: Would that my people knew

036.027 With what (munificence) my Lord hath pardoned me and made me of the
honoured ones!

036.028 We sent not down against his people after him a host from heaven, nor do
We ever send.

036.029 It was but one Shout, and lo! they were extinct.

036.030 Ah, the anguish for the bondmen! Never came there unto them a messenger
but they did mock him!
036.031 Have they not seen how many generations We destroyed before them, which
indeed returned not unto them;

036.032 But all, without exception, will be brought before Us.

036.033 A token unto them is the dead earth. We revive it, and We bring forth from it
grain so that they eat thereof;

036.034 And We have placed therein gardens of the date-palm and grapes, and We
have caused springs of water to gush forth therein,

036.035 That they may eat of the fruit thereof, and their hands made it not. Will they
not, then, give thanks ?

036.036 Glory be to Him Who created all the sexual pairs, of that which the earth
groweth, and of themselves, and of that which they know not!

036.037 A token unto them is night. We strip it of the day, and lo! they are in
darkness.

036.038 And the sun runneth on unto a resting-place for him. That is the measuring of
the Mighty, the Wise.

036.039 And for the moon We have appointed mansions till she return like an old
shrivelled palm-leaf.

036.040 It is not for the sun to overtake the moon, nor doth the night outstrip the day.
They float each in an orbit.

036.041 And a token unto them is that We bear their offspring in the laden ship,

036.042 And have created for them of the like thereof whereon they ride.

036.043 And if We will, We drown them, and there is no help for them, neither can
they be saved;

036.044 Unless by mercy from Us and as comfort for a while.

036.045 When it is said unto them: Beware of that which is before you and that which
is behind you, that haply ye may find mercy (they are heedless).

036.046 Never came a token of the tokens of their Lord to them, but they did turn
away from it!
036.047 And when it is said unto them: Spend of that wherewith Allah hath provided
you, those who disbelieve say unto those who believe: Shall we feed those whom
Allah, if He willed, would feed ? Ye are in naught else than error manifest.

036.048 And they say: When will this promise be fulfilled, if ye are truthful ?

036.049 They await but one Shout, which will surprise them while they are disputing.

036.050 Then they cannot make bequest, nor can they return to their own folk.

036.051 And the trumpet is blown and lo! from the graves they hie unto their Lord,

036.052 Crying: Woe upon us! Who hath raised us from our place of sleep ? This is
that which the Beneficent did promise, and the messengers spoke truth.

036.053 It is but one Shout, and behold them brought together before Us!

036.054 This day no soul is wronged in aught; nor are ye requited aught save what ye
used to do.

036.055 Lo! those who merit paradise this day are happily employed,

036.056 They and their wives, in pleasant shade, on thrones reclining;

036.057 Theirs the fruit (of their good deeds) and theirs (all) that they ask;

036.058 The word from a Merciful Lord (for them) is: Peace!

036.059 But avaunt ye, O ye guilty, this day!

036.060 Did I not charge you, O ye sons of Adam, that ye worship not the devil - Lo!
he is your open foe! -

036.061 But that ye worship Me ? That was the right path.

036.062 Yet he hath led astray of you a great multitude. Had ye then no sense ?
036.063 This is hell which ye were promised (if ye followed him).

036.064 Burn therein this day for that ye disbelieved.

036.065 This day We seal up their mouths, and their hands speak out to Us and their
feet bear witness as to what they used to earn.

036.066 And had We willed, We verily could have quenched their eyesight so that
they should struggle for the way. Then how could they have seen ?

036.067 And had We willed, We verily could have fixed them in their place, making
them powerless to go forward or turn back.

036.068 He whom we bring unto old age, We reverse him in creation (making him go
back to weakness after strength). Have ye then no sense ?

036.069 And We have not taught him (Muhammad) poetry, nor is it meet for him.
This is naught else than a Reminder and a Lecture making plain,

036.070 To warn whosoever liveth, and that the word may be fulfilled against the
disbelievers.

036.071 Have they not seen how We have created for them of Our handiwork the
cattle, so that they are their owners,

036.072 And have subdued them unto them, so that some of them they have for
riding, some for food ?

036.073 Benefits and (divers) drinks have they from them. Will they not then give
thanks ?

036.074 And they have taken (other) gods beside Allah, in order that they may be
helped.

036.075 It is not in their power to help them; but they (the worshippers) are unto them
a host in arms.

036.076 So let not their speech grieve thee (O Muhammad). Lo! We know what they
conceal and what proclaim.

036.077 Hath not man seen that We have created him from a drop of seed ? Yet lo! he
is an open opponent.
036.078 And he hath coined for Us a similitude, and hath forgotten the fact of his
creation, saying: Who will revive these bones when they have rotted away ?

036.079 Say: He will revive them Who produced them at the first, for He is Knower
of every creation,

036.080 Who hath appointed for you fire from the green tree, and behold! ye kindle
from it.

036.081 Is not He Who created the heavens and the earth Able to create the like of
them ? Aye, that He is! for He is the All-Wise Creator,

036.082 But His command, when He intendeth a thing, is only that He saith unto it:
Be! and it is.

036.083 Therefor Glory be to Him in Whose hand is the dominion over all things!
Unto Him ye will be brought back.

037.001 By those who set the ranks in battle order

037.002 And those who drive away (the wicked) with reproof

037.003 And those who read (the Word) for a reminder,

037.004 Lo! thy Lord is surely One;

037.005 Lord of the heavens and of the earth and all that is between them, and Lord
of the sun's risings.

037.006 Lo! We have adorned the lowest heaven with an ornament, the planets;

037.007 With security from every froward devil.

037.008 They cannot listen to the Highest Chiefs for they are pelted from every side,

037.009 Outcast, and theirs is a perpetual torment;

037.010 Save him who snatcheth a fragment, and there pursueth him a piercing flame.

037.011 Then ask them (O Muhammad): Are they stronger as a creation, or those
(others) whom we have created ? Lo! We created them of plastic clay.
037.012 Nay, but thou dost marvel when they mock

037.013 And heed not when they are reminded,

037.014 And seek to scoff when they behold a portent.

037.015 And they say: Lo! this is mere magic;

037.016 When we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we then, forsooth,
be raised (again) ?

037.017 And our forefathers ?

037.018 Say (O Muhammad): Ye, in truth; and ye will be brought low.

037.019 There is but one Shout, and lo! they behold,

037.020 And say: Ah, woe for us! This is the Day of Judgment.

037.021 This is the Day of Separation, which ye used to deny.

037.022 (And it is said unto the angels): Assemble those who did wrong, together
with their wives and what they used to worship

037.023 Instead of Allah, and lead them to the path to hell;

037.024 And stop them, for they must be questioned.

037.025 What aileth you that ye help not one another ?

037.026 Nay, but this day they make full submission.

037.027 And some of them draw near unto others, mutually questioning.

037.028 They say: Lo! ye used to come unto us, imposing, (swearing that ye spoke
the truth).

037.029 They answer: Nay, but ye (yourselves) were not believers.

037.030 We had no power over you, but ye were wayward folk.
037.031 Now the Word of our Lord hath been fulfilled concerning us. Lo! we are
about to taste (the doom).

037.032 Thus we misled you. Lo! we were (ourselves) astray.

037.033 Then lo! this day they (both) are sharers in the doom.

037.034 Lo! thus deal We with the guilty.

037.035 For when it was said unto them, There is no God save Allah, they were
scornful

037.036 And said: Shall we forsake our gods for a mad poet ?

037.037 Nay, but he brought the Truth, and he confirmed those sent (before him).

037.038 Lo! (now) verily ye taste the painful doom -

037.039 Ye are requited naught save what ye did -

037.040 Save single-minded slaves of Allah;

037.041 For them there is a known provision,

037.042 Fruits. And they will be honoured

037.043 In the Gardens of delight,

037.044 On couches facing one another;

037.045 A cup from a gushing spring is brought round for them,

037.046 White, delicious to the drinkers,

037.047 Wherein there is no headache nor are they made mad thereby.

037.048 And with them are those of modest gaze, with lovely eyes,

037.049 (Pure) as they were hidden eggs (of the ostrich).

037.050 And some of them draw near unto others, mutually questioning.
037.051 A speaker of them saith: Lo! I had a comrade

037.052 Who used to say: Art thou in truth of those who put faith (in his words) ?

037.053 Can we, when we are dead and have become mere dust and bones - can we
(then) verily be brought to book ?

037.054 He saith: Will ye look ?

037.055 Then looketh he and seeth him in the depth of hell.

037.056 He saith: By Allah, thou verily didst all but cause my ruin,

037.057 And had it not been for the favour of my Lord, I too had been of those haled
forth (to doom).

037.058 Are we then not to die

037.059 Saving our former death, and are we not to be punished ?

037.060 Lo! this is the supreme triumph.

037.061 For the like of this, then, let the workers work.

037.062 Is this better as a welcome, or the tree of Zaqqum ?

037.063 Lo! We have appointed it a torment for wrong-doers.

037.064 Lo! it is a tree that springeth in the heart of hell.

037.065 Its crop is as it were the heads of devils

037.066 And lo! they verily must eat thereof, and fill (their) bellies therewith.

037.067 And afterward, lo! thereupon they have a drink of boiling water

037.068 And afterward, lo! their return is surely unto hell.

037.069 They indeed found their fathers astray,
037.070 But they make haste (to follow) in their footsteps.

037.071 And verily most of the men of old went astray before them,

037.072 And verily We sent among them warners.

037.073 Then see the nature of the consequence for those warned,

037.074 Save single-minded slaves of Allah.

037.075 And Noah verily prayed unto Us, and gracious was the Hearer of his prayer

037.076 And We saved him and his household from the great distress,

037.077 And made his seed the survivors,

037.078 And left for him among the later folk (the salutation):

037.079 Peace be unto Noah among the peoples!

037.080 Lo! thus do We reward the good.

037.081 Lo! he is one of Our believing slaves.

037.082 Then We did drown the others.

037.083 And lo! of his persuasion verily was Abraham

037.084 When he came unto his Lord with a whole heart;

037.085 When he said unto his father and his folk: What is it that ye worship ?

037.086 Is it a falsehood - gods beside Allah - that ye desire ?

037.087 What then is your opinion of the Lord of the Worlds ?

037.088 And he glanced a glance at the stars
037.089 Then said: Lo! I feel sick!

037.090 And they turned their backs and went away from him.

037.091 Then turned he to their gods and said: Will ye not eat ?

037.092 What aileth you that ye speak not ?

037.093 Then he attacked them, striking with his right hand.

037.094 And (his people) came toward him, hastening.

037.095 He said: Worship ye that which ye yourselves do carve

037.096 When Allah hath created you and what ye make ?

037.097 They said: Build for him a building and fling him in the red-hotfire.

037.098 And they designed a snare for him, but We made them the undermost.

037.099 And he said: Lo! I am going unto my Lord Who will guide me.

037.100 My Lord! Vouchsafe me of the righteous.

037.101 So We gave him tidings of a gentle son.

037.102 And when (his son) was old enough to walk with him, (Abraham) said: O my
dear son, I have seen in a dream that I must sacrifice thee. So look, what thinkest thou
? He said: O my father! Do that which thou art commanded. Allah willing, thou shalt
find me of the steadfast.

037.103 Then, when they had both surrendered (to Allah), and he had flung him down
upon his face,

037.104 We called unto him: O Abraham!

037.105 Thou hast already fulfilled the vision. Lo! thus do We reward the good.

037.106 Lo! that verily was a clear test.
037.107 Then We ransomed him with a tremendous victim.

037.108 And We left for him among the later folk (the salutation):

037.109 Peace be unto Abraham!

037.110 Thus do We reward the good.

037.111 Lo! he is one of Our believing slaves.

037.112 And we gave him tidings of the birth of Isaac, a prophet of the righteous.

037.113 And We blessed him and Isaac. And of their seed are some who do good, and
some who plainly wrong themselves.

037.114 And We verily gave grace unto Moses and Aaron,

037.115 And saved them and their people from the great distress,

037.116 And helped them so that they became the victors.

037.117 And We gave them the clear Scripture

037.118 And showed them the right path.

037.119 And We left for them among the later folk (the salutation):

037.120 Peace be unto Moses and Aaron!

037.121 Lo! thus do We reward the good.

037.122 Lo! they are two of Our believing slaves.

037.123 And lo! Elias was of those sent (to warn),

037.124 When he said unto his folk: Will ye not ward off (evil) ?

037.125 Will ye cry unto Baal and forsake the Best of creators,
037.126 Allah, your Lord and Lord of your forefathers ?

037.127 But they denied him, so they surely will be haled forth (to the doom)

037.128 Save single-minded slaves of Allah.

037.129 And we left for him among the later folk (the salutation):

037.130 Peace be unto Elias!

037.131 Lo! thus do We reward the good.

037.132 Lo! he is one of our believing slaves.

037.133 And lo! Lot verily was of those sent (to warn).

037.134 When We saved him and his household, every one,

037.135 Save an old woman among those who stayed behind;

037.136 Then We destroyed the others.

037.137 And lo! ye verily pass by (the ruin of) them in the morning

037.138 And at night-time; have ye then no sense ?

037.139 And lo! Jonah verily was of those sent (to warn)

037.140 When he fled unto the laden ship,

037.141 And then drew lots and was of those rejected;

037.142 And the fish swallowed him while he was blameworthy;

037.143 And had he not been one of those who glorify (Allah)

037.144 He would have tarried in its belly till the day when they are raised;

037.145 Then We cast him on a desert shore while he was sick;
037.146 And We caused a tree of gourd to grow above him;

037.147 And We sent him to a hundred thousand (folk) or more

037.148 And they believed, therefor We gave them comfort for a while.

037.149 Now ask them (O Muhammad): Hath thy Lord daughters whereas they have
sons ?

037.150 Or created We the angels females while they were present ?

037.151 Lo! it is of their falsehood that they say:

037.152 Allah hath begotten. Allah! verily they tell a lie.

037.153 (And again of their falsehood): He hath preferred daughters to sons.

037.154 What aileth you ? How judge ye ?

037.155 Will ye not then reflect ?

037.156 Or have ye a clear warrant ?

037.157 Then produce your writ, if ye are truthful.

037.158 And they imagine kinship between him and the jinn, whereas the jinn know
well that they will be brought before (Him).

037.159 Glorified be Allah from that which they attribute (unto Him),

037.160 Save single-minded slaves of Allah.

037.161 Lo! verily, ye and that which ye worship,

037.162 Ye cannot excite (anyone) against Him.

037.163 Save him who is to burn in hell.

037.164 There is not one of us but hath his known position.
037.165 Lo! we, even we are they who set the ranks,

037.166 Lo! we, even we are they who hymn His praise

037.167 And indeed they used to say:

037.168 If we had but a reminder from the men of old

037.169 We would be single-minded slaves of Allah.

037.170 Yet (now that it is come) they disbelieve therein; but they will come to know.

037.171 And verily Our word went forth of old unto Our bondmen sent (to warn)

037.172 That they verily would be helped,

037.173 And that Our host, they verily would be the victors.

037.174 So withdraw from them (O Muhammad) awhile,

037.175 And watch, for they will (soon) see.

037.176 Would they hasten on Our doom ?

037.177 But when it cometh home to them, then it will be a hapless morn for those
who have been warned.

037.178 Withdraw from them awhile

037.179 And watch, for they will (soon) see.

037.180 Glorified be thy Lord, the Lord of Majesty, from that which they attribute
(unto Him)

037.181 And peace be unto those sent (to warn).

037.182 And praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds!

038.001 Sad. By the renowned Qur'an,

038.002 Nay, but those who disbelieve are in false pride and schism.
038.003 How many a generation We destroyed before them, and they cried out when
it was no longer the time for escape!

038.004 And they marvel that a warner from among themselves hath come unto them,
and the disbelievers say: This is a wizard, a charlatan.

038.005 Maketh he the gods One God ? Lo! that is an astounding thing.

038.006 The chiefs among them go about, exhorting: Go and be staunch to your gods!
Lo! this is a thing designed.

038.007 We have not heard of this in later religion. This is naught but an invention.

038.008 Hath the reminder been unto him (alone) among us ? Nay, but they are in
doubt concerning My reminder; nay but they have not yet tasted My doom.

038.009 Or are theirs the treasures of the mercy of thy Lord, the Mighty, the
Bestower ?

038.010 Or is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them
theirs ? Then let them ascend by ropes!

038.011 A defeated host are (all) the factions that are there.

038.012 The folk of Noah before them denied (their messenger) and (so did the tribe
of) A'ad, and Pharaoh firmly planted,

038.013 And (the tribe of) Thamud, and the folk of Lot, and the dwellers in the wood:
these were the factions.

038.014 Not one of them but did deny the messengers, therefor My doom was
justified,

038.015 These wait for but one Shout, there will be no second thereto.

038.016 They say: Our Lord! Hasten on for us our fate before the Day of Reckoning.

038.017 Bear with what they say, and remember Our bondman David, lord of might,
Lo! he was ever turning in repentance (toward Allah).
038.018 Lo! We subdued the hills to hymn the praises (of their Lord) with him at
nightfall and sunrise,

038.019 And the birds assembled; all were turning unto Him.

038.020 We made his kingdom strong and gave him wisdom and decisive speech.

038.021 And hath the story of the litigants come unto thee ? How they climbed the
wall into the royal chamber;

038.022 How they burst in upon David, and he was afraid of them. They said: Be not
afraid! (We are) two litigants, one of whom hath wronged the other, therefor judge
aright between us; be not unjust; and show us the fair way.

038.023 Lo! this my brother hath ninety and nine ewes while I had one ewe; and he
said: Entrust it to me, and he conquered me in speech.

038.024 (David) said: He hath wronged thee in demanding thine ewe in addition to
his ewes, and lo! many partners oppress one another, save such as believe and do
good works, and they are few. And David guessed that We had tried him, and he
sought forgiveness of his Lord, and he bowed himself and fell down prostrate and
repented.

038.025 So We forgave him that; and lo! he had access to Our presence and a happy
journey's end.

038.026 (And it was said unto him): O David! Lo! We have set thee as a viceroy in
the earth; therefor judge aright between mankind, and follow not desire that it beguile
thee from the way of Allah. Lo! those who wander from the way of Allah have an
awful doom, forasmuch as they forgot the Day of Reckoning.

038.027 And We created not the heaven and the earth and all that is between them in
vain. That is the opinion of those who disbelieve. And woe unto those who disbelieve,
from the Fire!

038.028 Shall We treat those who believe and do good works as those who spread
corruption in the earth; or shall We treat the pious as the wicked ?

038.029 (This is) a Scripture that We have revealed unto thee, full of blessing, that
they may ponder its revelations, and that men of understanding may reflect.
038.030 And We bestowed on David, Solomon. How excellent a slave! Lo! he was
ever turning in repentance (toward Allah).

038.031 When there were shown to him at eventide lightfooted coursers

038.032 And he said: Lo! I have preferred the good things (of the world) to the
remembrance of my Lord; till they were taken out of sight behind the curtain.

038.033 (Then he said): Bring them back to me, and fell to slashing (with his sword
their) legs and necks.

038.034 And verily We tried Solomon, and set upon his throne a (mere) body. Then
did he repent.

038.035 He said: My Lord! Forgive me and bestow on me sovereignty such as shall
not belong to any after me. Lo! Thou art the Bestower.

038.036 So We made the wind subservient unto him, setting fair by his command
whithersoever he intended.

038.037 And the unruly, every builder and diver (made We subservient),

038.038 And others linked together in chains,

038.039 (Saying): This is Our gift, so bestow thou, or withhold, without reckoning.

038.040 And lo! he hath favour with Us, and a happy journey's end.

038.041 And make mention (O Muhammad) of Our bondman Job, when he cried unto
his Lord (saying): Lo! the devil doth afflict me with distress and torment.

038.042 (And it was said unto him): Strike the ground with thy foot. This (spring) is a
cool bath and a refreshing drink.

038.043 And We bestowed on him (again) his household and therewith the like
thereof, a mercy from Us, and a memorial for men of understanding.
038.044 And (it was said unto him): Take in thine hand a branch and smite therewith,
and break not thine oath. Lo! We found him steadfast, how excellent a slave! Lo! he
was ever turning in repentance (to his Lord).

038.045 And make mention of Our bondmen, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, men of parts
and vision.

038.046 Lo! We purified them with a pure thought, remembrance of the Home (of the
Hereafter).

038.047 Lo! in Our sight they are verily of the elect, the excellent.

038.048 And make mention of Ishmael and Elisha and Dhu'l-Kifl. All are of the
chosen.

038.049 This is a reminder. And lo! for those who ward off (evil) is a happy journey's
end,

038.050 Gardens of Eden, whereof the gates are opened for them,

038.051 Wherein, reclining, they call for plenteous fruit and cool drink (that is)
therein.

038.052 And with them are those of modest gaze, companions.

038.053 This it is that ye are promised for the Day of Reckoning.

038.054 Lo! this in truth is Our provision, which will never waste away.

038.055 This (is for the righteous). And lo! for the transgressors there with be an evil
journey's end,

038.056 Hell, where they will burn, an evil resting-place.

038.057 Here is a boiling and an ice-cold draught, so let them taste it,

038.058 And other (torment) of the kind in pairs (the two extremes)!

038.059 Here is an army rushing blindly with you. (Those who are already in the Fire
say): No word of welcome for them. Lo! they will roast at the Fire.
038.060 They say: Nay, but you (misleaders), for you there is no word of welcome.
Ye prepared this for us (by your misleading). Now hapless is the plight.

038.061 They say: Our Lord! Whoever did prepare this for us, oh, give him double
portion of the Fire!

038.062 And they say: What aileth us that we behold not men whom we were wont to
count among the wicked ?

038.063 Did we take them (wrongly) for a laughing-stock, or have our eyes missed
them ?

038.064 Lo! that is very truth: the wrangling of the dwellers in the Fire.

038.065 Say (unto them, O Muhammad): I am only a warner, and there is no God
save Allah, the One, the Absolute,

038.066 Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, the Mighty,
the Pardoning.

038.067 Say: It is tremendous tidings

038.068 Whence ye turn away!

038.069 I had no knowledge of the Highest Chiefs when they disputed;

038.070 It is revealed unto me only that I may be a plain warner.

038.071 When thy Lord said unto the angels: Lo! I am about to create a mortal out of
mire,

038.072 And when I have fashioned him and breathed into him of My Spirit, then fall
down before him prostrate,

038.073 The angels fell down prostrate, every one,

038.074 Saving Iblis; he was scornful and became one of the disbelievers.

038.075 He said: O Iblis! What hindereth thee from falling prostrate before that which
I have created with both My hands ? Art thou too proud or art thou of the high exalted
?
038.076 He said: I am better than him. Thou createdst me of fire, whilst him Thou
didst create of clay.

038.077 He said: Go forth from hence, for lo! thou art outcast,

038.078 And lo! My curse is on thee till the Day of Judgment.

038.079 He said: My Lord! Reprieve me till the day when they are raised.

038.080 He said: Lo! thou art of those reprieved

038.081 Until the day of the time appointed.

038.082 He said: Then, by Thy might, I surely will beguile them every one,

038.083 Save Thy single-minded slaves among them.

038.084 He said: The Truth is, and the Truth I speak,

038.085 That I shall fill hell with thee and with such of them as follow thee, together.

038.086 Say (O Muhammad, unto mankind): I ask of you no fee for this, and I am no
simulating.

038.087 Lo! it is naught else than a reminder for all peoples

038.088 And ye will come in time to know the truth thereof.

039.001 The revelation of the Scripture is from Allah, the Mighty, the Wise.

039.002 Lo! We have revealed the Scripture unto thee (Muhammad) with truth; so
worship Allah, making religion pure for Him (only).

039.003 Surely pure religion is for Allah only. And those who choose protecting
friends beside Him (say): We worship them only that they may bring us near unto
Allah. Lo! Allah will judge between them concerning that wherein they differ. Lo!
Allah guideth not him who is a liar, an ingrate.
039.004 If Allah had willed to choose a son, He could have chosen what He would of
that which He hath created. Be He Glorified! He is Allah, the One, the Absolute.

039.005 He hath created the heavens and the earth with truth. He maketh night to
succeed day, and He maketh day to succeed night, and He constraineth the sun and
the moon to give service, each running on for an appointed term. Is not He the
Mighty, the Forgiver ?

039.006 He created you from one being, then from that (being) He made its mate; and
He hath provided for you of cattle eight kinds. He created you in the wombs of your
mothers, creation after creation, in a threefold gloom. Such is Allah, your Lord. His is
the Sovereignty. There is no God save Him. How then are ye turned away ?

039.007 If ye are thankless, yet Allah is Independent of you, though He is not pleased
with thanklessness for His bondmen; and if ye are thankful He is pleased therewith
for you. No laden soul will bear another's load. Then unto your Lord is your return;
and He will tell you what ye used to do. Lo! He knoweth what is in the breasts (of
men).

039.008 And when some hurt toucheth man, he crieth unto his Lord, turning unto
Him (repentant). Then, when He granteth him a boon from Him he forgetteth that for
which he cried unto Him before, and setteth up rivals to Allah that he may beguile
(men) from his way. Say (O Muhammad, unto such an one): Take pleasure in thy
disbelief a while. Lo! thou art of the owners of the Fire.

039.009 Is he who payeth adoration in the watches of the night, prostrate and
standing, bewaring of the Hereafter and hoping for the mercy of his Lord, (to be
accounted equal with a disbeliever) ? Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Are those who
know equal with those who know not ? But only men of understanding will pay heed.

039.010 Say: O My bondmen who believe! Observe your duty to your Lord. For
those who do good in this world there is good, and Allah's earth is spacious. Verily
the steadfast will be paid their wages without stint.

039.011 Say (O Muhammad): Lo! I am commanded to worship Allah, making
religion pure for Him (only).

039.012 And I am commanded to be the first of those who are muslims (surrender
unto Him).
039.013 Say: Lo! if I should disobey my Lord, I fear the doom of a tremendous Day.

039.014 Say: Allah I worship, making my religion pure for Him (only).

039.015 Then worship what ye will beside Him. Say: The losers will be those who
lose themselves and their housefolk on the Day of Resurrection. Ah, that will be the
manifest loss!

039.016 They have an awning of fire above them and beneath them a dais (of fire).
With this doth Allah appal His bondmen. O My bondmen, therefor fear Me!

039.017 And those who put away false gods lest they should worship them and turn
to Allah in repentance, for them there are glad tidings. Therefor give good tidings (O
Muhammad) to My bondmen

039.018 Who hear advice and follow the best thereof. Such are those whom Allah
guideth, and such are men of understanding.

039.019 Is he on whom the word of doom is fulfilled (to be helped), and canst thou
(O Muhammad) rescue him who is in the Fire ?

039.020 But those who keep their duty to their Lord, for them are lofty halls with
lofty halls above them, built (for them), beneath which rivers flow. (It is) a promise of
Allah. Allah faileth not His promise.

039.021 Hast thou not seen how Allah hath sent down water from the sky and hath
caused it to penetrate the earth as watersprings, and afterward thereby produceth
crops of divers hues; and afterward they wither and thou seest them turn yellow; then
He maketh them chaff. Lo! herein verily is a reminder for men of understanding.

039.022 Is he whose bosom Allah hath expanded for Al-Islam, so that he followeth a
light from his Lord, (as he who disbelieveth) ? Then woe unto those whose hearts are
hardened against remembrance of Allah. Such are in plain error.

039.023 Allah hath (now) revealed the fairest of statements, a Scripture consistent,
(wherein promises of reward are) paired (with threats of punishment), whereat doth
creep the flesh of those who fear their Lord, so that their flesh and their hearts soften
to Allah's reminder. Such is Allah's guidance, wherewith He guideth whom He will.
And him whom Allah sendeth astray, for him there is no guide.
039.024 Is he then, who will strike his face against the awful doom upon the Day of
Resurrection (as he who doeth right) ? And it will be said unto the wrong-doers: Taste
what ye used to earn.

039.025 Those before them denied, and so the doom came on them whence they
knew not.

039.026 Thus Allah made them taste humiliation in the life of the world, and verily
the doom of the Hereafter will be greater if they did but know.

039.027 And verily We have coined for mankind in this Qur'an all kinds of
similitudes, that haply they may reflect;

039.028 A Lecture in Arabic, containing no crookedness, that haply they may ward
off (evil).

039.029 Allah coineth a similitude: A man in relation to whom are several part-
owners, quarrelling, and a man belonging wholly to one man. Are the two equal in
similitude ? Praise be to Allah! But most of them know not.

039.030 Lo! thou wilt die, and lo! they will die;

039.031 Then lo! on the Day of Resurrection, before your Lord ye will dispute.

039.032 And who doth greater wrong than he who telleth a lie against Allah, and
denieth the truth when it reacheth him ? Will not the home of disbelievers be in hell ?

039.033 And whoso bringeth the truth and believeth therein - Such are the dutiful.

039.034 They shall have what they will of their Lord's bounty. That is the reward of
the good:

039.035 That Allah will remit from them the worst of what they did, and will pay
them for reward the best they used to do.

039.036 Will not Allah defend His slave ? Yet they would frighten thee with those
beside Him. He whom Allah sendeth astray, for him there is no guide.

039.037 And he whom Allah guideth, for him there can be no misleader. Is not Allah
Mighty, Able to Requite (the wrong) ?
039.038 And verily, if thou shouldst ask them: Who created the heavens and the earth
? they will say: Allah. Say: Bethink you then of those ye worship beside Allah, if
Allah willed some hurt for me, could they remove from me His hurt; or if He willed
some mercy for me, could they restrain His mercy ? Say: Allah is my all. In Him do
(all) the trusting put their trust.

039.039 Say: O my people! Act in your manner. Lo! I (too) am acting. Thus ye will
come to know

039.040 Who it is unto whom cometh a doom that will abase him, and on whom there
falleth everlasting doom.

039.041 Lo! We have revealed unto thee (Muhammad) the Scripture for mankind
with truth. Then whosoever goeth right it is for his soul, and whosoever strayeth,
strayeth only to its hurt. And thou art not a warder over them.

039.042 Allah receiveth (men's) souls at the time of their death, and that (soul) which
dieth not (yet) in its sleep. He keepeth that (soul) for which He hath ordained death
and dismisseth the rest till an appointed term. Lo! herein verily are portents for people
who take thought.

039.043 Or choose they intercessors other than Allah ? Say: What! Even though they
have power over nothing and have no intelligence ?

039.044 Say: Unto Allah belongeth all intercession. His is the Sovereignty of the
heavens and the earth. And afterward unto Him ye will be brought back.

039.045 And when Allah alone is mentioned, the hearts of those who believe not in
the Hereafter are repelled, and when those (whom they worship) beside Him are
mentioned, behold! they are glad.

039.046 Say: O Allah! Creator of the heavens and the earth! Knower of the Invisible
and the Visible! Thou wilt judge between Thy slaves concerning that wherein they
used to differ.

039.047 And though those who do wrong possess all that is in the earth, and therewith
as much again, they verily will seek to ransom themselves therewith on the Day of
Resurrection from the awful doom; and there will appear unto them, from their Lord,
that wherewith they never reckoned.
039.048 And the evils that they earned will appear unto them, and that whereat they
used to scoff will surround them.

039.049 Now when hurt toucheth a man he crieth unto Us, and afterward when We
have granted him a boon from Us, he saith: Only by force of knowledge I obtained it.
Nay, but it is a test. But most of them know not.

039.050 Those before them said it, yet (all) that they had earned availed them not;

039.051 But the evils that they earned smote them; and such of these as do wrong, the
evils that they earn will smite them; they cannot escape.

039.052 Know they not that Allah enlargeth providence for whom He will, and
straiteneth it (for whom He will). Lo! herein verily are portents for people who
believe.

039.053 Say: O My slaves who have been prodigal to their own hurt! Despair not of
the mercy of Allah, Who forgiveth all sins. Lo! He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.

039.054 Turn unto your Lord repentant, and surrender unto Him, before there come
unto you the doom, when ye cannot be helped.

039.055 And follow the better (guidance) of that which is revealed unto you from
your Lord, before the doom cometh on you suddenly when ye know not,

039.056 Lest any soul should say: Alas, my grief that I was unmindful of Allah, and I
was indeed among the scoffers!

039.057 Or should say: If Allah had but guided me I should have been among the
dutiful!

039.058 Or should say, when it seeth the doom: Oh, that I had but a second chance
that I might be among the righteous!

039.059 (But now the answer will be): Nay, for My revelations came unto thee, but
thou didst deny them and wast scornful and wast among the disbelievers.

039.060 And on the Day of Resurrection thou (Muhammad) seest those who lied
concerning Allah with their faces blackened. Is not the home of the scorners in hell ?
039.061 And Allah delivereth those who ward off (evil) because of their deserts. Evil
toucheth them not, nor do they grieve.

039.062 Allah is Creator of all things, and He is Guardian over all things.

039.063 His are the keys of the heavens and the earth, and they who disbelieve the
revelations of Allah - such are they who are the losers.

039.064 Say (O Muhammad, to the disbelievers): Do ye bid me serve other than
Allah ? O ye fools!

039.065 And verily it hath been revealed unto thee as unto those before thee (saying):
If thou ascribe a partner to Allah thy work will fail and thou indeed wilt be among the
losers.

039.066 Nay, but Allah must thou serve, and be among the thankful!

039.067 And they esteem not Allah as He hath the right to be esteemed, when the
whole earth is His handful on the Day of Resurrection, and the heavens are rolled in
His right hand. Glorified is He and High Exalted from all that they ascribe as partner
(unto Him).

039.068 And the trumpet is blown, and all who are in the heavens and all who are in
the earth swoon away, save him whom Allah willeth. Then it is blown a second time,
and behold them standing waiting!

039.069 And the earth shineth with the light of her Lord, and the Book is set up, and
the prophets and the witnesses are brought, and it is judged between them with truth,
and they are not wronged.

039.070 And each soul is paid in full for what it did. And He is Best Aware of what
they do.

039.071 And those who disbelieve are driven unto hell in troops till, when they reach
it and the gates thereof are opened, and the warders thereof say unto them: Came
there not unto you messengers of your own, reciting unto you the revelations of your
Lord and warning you of the meeting of this your Day ? they say: Yea, verily. But the
word of doom of disbelievers is fulfilled.

039.072 It is said (unto them): Enter ye the gates of hell to dwell therein. Thus
hapless is the journey's end of the scorners.
039.073 And those who keep their duty to their Lord are driven unto the Garden in
troops till, when they reach it, and the gates thereof are opened, and the warders
thereof say unto them: Peace be unto you! Ye are good, so enter ye (the Garden of
delight), to dwell therein;

039.074 They say: Praise be to Allah, Who hath fulfilled His promise unto us and
hath made us inherit the land, sojourning in the Garden where we will! So bounteous
is the wage of workers.

039.075 And thou (O Muhammad) seest the angels thronging round the Throne,
hymning the praises of their Lord. And they are judged aright. And it is said: Praise
be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds!

040.001 Ha. Mim.

040.002 The revelation of the Scripture is from Allah, the Mighty, the Knower,

040.003 The Forgiver of sin, the Accepter of repentance, the Stern in punishment, the
Bountiful. There is no God save Him. Unto Him is the journeying.

040.004 None argue concerning the revelations of Allah save those who disbelieve,
so let not their turn of fortune in the land deceive thee (O Muhammad).

040.005 The folk of Noah and the factions after them denied (their messengers)
before these, and every nation purposed to seize their messenger and argued falsely,
(thinking) thereby to refute the Truth. Then I seized them, and how (awful) was My
punishment.

040.006 Thus was the word of thy Lord concerning those who disbelieve fulfilled:
That they are owners of the Fire.

040.007 Those who bear the Throne, and all who are round about it, hymn the praises
of their Lord and believe in Him and ask forgiveness for those who believe (saying):
Our Lord! Thou comprehendest all things in mercy and knowledge, therefor forgive
those who repent and follow Thy way. Ward off from them the punishment of hell.

040.008 Our Lord! And make them enter the Gardens of Eden which thou hast
promised them, with such of their fathers and their wives and their descendants as do
right. Lo! Thou, only Thou, art the Mighty, the Wise.
040.009 And ward off from them ill-deeds; and he from whom Thou wardest off ill-
deeds that day, him verily hast Thou taken into mercy. That is the supreme triumph.

040.010 Lo! (on that day) those who disbelieve are informed by proclamation: Verily
Allah's abhorrence is more terrible than your abhorrence one of another, when ye
were called unto the faith but did refuse.

040.011 They say: Our Lord! Twice hast Thou made us die, and twice hast Thou
made us live. Now we confess our sins. Is there any way to go out ?

040.012 (It is said unto them): This is (your plight) because, when Allah only was
invoked, ye disbelieved, but when some partner was ascribed to Him ye were
believing. But the command belongeth only to Allah, the Sublime, the Majestic.

040.013 He it is Who showeth you His portents, and sendeth down for you provision
from the sky. None payeth heed save him who turneth (unto Him) repentant.

040.014 Therefor (O believers) pray unto Allah, making religion pure for Him (only),
however much the disbelievers be averse -

040.015 The Exalter of Ranks, the Lord of the Throne. He causeth the Spirit of His
command upon whom He will of His slaves, that He may warn of the Day of
Meeting,

040.016 The day when they come forth, nothing of them being hidden from Allah.
Whose is the Sovereignty this day ? It is Allah's, the One, the Almighty.

040.017 This day is each soul requited that which it hath earned; no wrong (is done)
this day. Lo! Allah is swift at reckoning.

040.018 Warn them (O Muhammad) of the Day of the approaching (doom), when the
hearts will be choking the throats, (when) there will be no friend for the wrong-doers,
nor any intercessor who will be heard.

040.019 He knoweth the traitor of the eyes, and that which the bosoms hide.

040.020 Allah judgeth with truth, while those to whom they cry instead of Him judge
not at all. Lo! Allah, He is the Hearer, the Seer.
040.021 Have they not travelled in the land to see the nature of the consequence for
those who disbelieved before them ? They were mightier than these in power and (in
the) traces (which they left behind them) in the earth. Yet Allah seized them for their
sins, and they had no protector from Allah.

040.022 That was because their messengers kept bringing them clear proofs (of
Allah's Sovereignty) but they disbelieved; so Allah seized them. Lo! He is Strong,
severe in punishment.

040.023 And verily We sent Moses with Our revelations and a clear warrant

040.024 Unto Pharaoh and Haman and Korah, but they said: A lying sorcerer!

040.025 And when he brought them the Truth from Our presence, they said: Slay the
sons of those who believe with him, and spare their women. But the plot of
disbelievers is in naught but error.

040.026 And Pharaoh said: Suffer me to kill Moses, and let him cry unto his Lord.
Lo! I fear that he will alter your religion or that he will cause confusion in the land.

040.027 Moses said: Lo! I seek refuge in my Lord and your Lord from every scorner
who believeth not in a Day of Reckoning.

040.028 And a believing man of Pharaoh's family, who hid his faith, said: Would ye
kill a man because he saith: My Lord is Allah, and hath brought you clear proofs from
your Lord ? If he is lying, then his lie is upon him; and if he is truthful, then some of
that wherewith he threateneth you will strike you. Lo! Allah guideth not one who is a
prodigal, a liar.

040.029 O my people! Yours is the kingdom to-day, ye being uppermost in the land.
But who would save us from the wrath of Allah should it reach us ? Pharaoh said: I
do but show you what I think, and I do but guide you to wise policy.

040.030 And he who believed said: O my people! Lo! I fear for you a fate like that of
the factions (of old);

040.031 A plight like that of Noah's folk, and A'ad and Thamud, and those after them,
and Allah willeth no injustice for (His) slaves.
040.032 And, O my people! Lo! I fear for you a Day of Summoning,

040.033 A day when ye will turn to flee, having no preserver from Allah: and he
whom Allah sendeth astray, for him there is no guide.

040.034 And verily Joseph brought you of old clear proofs, yet ye ceased not to be in
doubt concerning what he brought you till, when he died, ye said: Allah will not send
any messenger after him. Thus Allah deceiveth him who is a prodigal, a doubter.

040.035 Those who wrangle concerning the revelations of Allah without any warrant
that hath come unto them, it is greatly hateful in the sight of Allah and in the sight of
those who believe. Thus doth Allah print on every arrogant, disdainful heart.

040.036 And Pharaoh said: O Haman! Build for me a tower that haply I may reach
the roads,

040.037 The roads of the heavens, and may look upon the God of Moses, though
verily I think him a liar. Thus was the evil that he did made fairseeming unto Pharaoh,
and he was debarred from the (right) way. The plot of Pharaoh ended but in ruin.

040.038 And he who believed said: O my people! Follow me. I will show you the
way of right conduct.

040.039 O my people! Lo! this life of the world is but a passing comfort, and lo! the
Hereafter, that is the enduring home.

040.040 Whoso doeth an ill-deed, he will be repaid the like thereof, while whoso
doeth right, whether male or female, and is a believer, (all) such will enter the
Garden, where they will be nourished without stint.

040.041 And, O my people! What aileth me that I call you unto deliverance when ye
call me unto the Fire ?

040.042 Ye call me to disbelieve in Allah and ascribe unto Him as partners that
whereof I have no knowledge, while I call you unto the Mighty, the Forgiver.

040.043 Assuredly that whereunto ye call me hath no claim in the world or in the
Hereafter, and our return will be unto Allah, and the prodigals will be owners of the
Fire.
040.044 And ye will remember what I say unto you. I confide my cause unto Allah.
Lo! Allah is Seer of (His) slaves.

040.045 So Allah warded off from him the evils which they plotted, while a dreadful
doom encompassed Pharaoh's folk,

040.046 The Fire; they are exposed to it morning and evening; and on the day when
the Hour upriseth (it is said): Cause Pharaoh's folk to enter the most awful doom.

040.047 And when they wrangle in the Fire, the weak say unto those who were proud:
Lo! we were a following unto you; will ye therefor rid us of a portion of the Fire ?

040.048 Those who were proud say: Lo! we are all (together) herein. Lo! Allah hath
judged between (His) slaves.

040.049 And those in the Fire say unto the guards of hell: Entreat your Lord that He
relieve us of a day of the torment.

040.050 They say: Came not your messengers unto you with clear proofs ? They say:
Yea, verily. They say: Then do ye pray, although the prayer of disbelievers is in vain.

040.051 Lo! We verily do help Our messengers, and those who believe, in the life of
the world and on the day when the witnesses arise,

040.052 The day when their excuse availeth not the evil-doers, and theirs is the curse,
and theirs the ill abode.

040.053 And We verily gave Moses the guidance, and We caused the Children of
Israel to inherit the Scripture,

040.054 A guide and a reminder for men of understanding.

040.055 Then have patience (O Muhammad). Lo! the promise of Allah is true. And
ask forgiveness of thy sin, and hymn the praise of thy Lord at fall of night and in the
early hours.

040.056 Lo! those who wrangle concerning the revelations of Allah without a warrant
having come unto them, there is naught else in their breasts save pride which they
will never attain. So take thou refuge in Allah. Lo! He, only He, is the Hearer, the
Seer.
040.057 Assuredly the creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the
creation of mankind; but most of mankind know not.

040.058 And the blind man and the seer are not equal, neither are those who believe
and do good works (equal with) the evil-doer. Little do ye reflect!

040.059 Lo! the Hour is surely coming, there is no doubt thereof; yet most of
mankind believe not.

040.060 And your Lord hath said: Pray unto Me and I will hear your prayer. Lo!
those who scorn My service, they will enter hell, disgraced.

040.061 Allah it is Who hath appointed for you night that ye may rest therein, and
day for seeing. Lo! Allah is a Lord of bounty for mankind, yet most of mankind give
not thanks.

040.062 Such is Allah, your Lord, the Creator of all things, There is no God save
Him. How then are ye perverted ?

040.063 Thus are they perverted who deny the revelations of Allah.

040.064 Allah it is Who appointed for you the earth for a dwelling-place and the sky
for a canopy, and fashioned you and perfected your shapes, and hath provided you
with good things. Such is Allah, your Lord. Then blessed be Allah, the Lord of the
Worlds!

040.065 He is the Living One. There is no God save Him. So pray unto Him, making
religion pure for Him (only). Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds!

040.066 Say (O Muhammad): I am forbidden to worship those unto whom ye cry
beside Allah since there have come unto me clear proofs from my Lord, and I am
commanded to surrender to the Lord of the Worlds.

040.067 He it is Who created you from dust, then from a drop (of seed) then from a
clot, then bringeth you forth as a child, then (ordaineth) that ye attain full strength and
afterward that ye become old men - though some among you die before - and that ye
reach an appointed term, that haply ye may understand.

040.068 He it is Who quickeneth and giveth death. When He ordaineth a thing, He
saith unto it only: Be! and it is.
040.069 Hast thou not seen those who wrangle concerning the revelations of Allah,
how they are turned away ? -

040.070 Those who deny the Scripture and that wherewith We send Our messengers.
But they will come to know,

040.071 When carcans are about their necks and chains. They are dragged

040.072 Through boiling waters; then they are thrust into the Fire.

040.073 Then it is said unto them: Where are (all) that ye used to make partners (in
the Sovereignty)

040.074 Beside Allah ? They say: They have failed us; but we used not to pray to
anything before. Thus doth Allah send astray the disbelievers (in His guidance).

040.075 (And it is said unto them): This is because ye exulted in the earth without
right, and because ye were petulant.

040.076 Enter ye the gates of hell, to dwell therein. Evil is the habitation of the
scornful.

040.077 Then have patience (O Muhammad). Lo! the promise of Allah is true. And
whether we let thee see a part of that which We promise them, or (whether) We cause
thee to die, still unto Us they will be brought back.

040.078 Verily We sent messengers before thee, among them those of whom We
have told thee, and some of whom We have not told thee; and it was not given to any
messenger that he should bring a portent save by Allah's leave, but when Allah's
commandment cometh (the cause) is judged aright, and the followers of vanity will
then be lost.

040.079 Allah it is Who hath appointed for you cattle, that ye may ride on some of
them, and eat of some -

040.080 (Many) benefits ye have from them - and that ye may satisfy by their means
a need that is in your breasts, and may be borne upon them as upon the ship.

040.081 And He showeth you His tokens. Which, then, of the tokens of Allah do ye
deny ?
040.082 Have they not travelled in the land to see the nature of the consequence for
those before them ? They were more numerous than these, and mightier in power and
(in the) traces (which they left behind them) in the earth. But all that they used to earn
availed them not.

040.083 And when their messengers brought them clear proofs (of Allah's
Sovereignty) they exulted in the knowledge they (themselves) possessed. And that
which they were wont to mock befell them.

040.084 Then, when they saw Our doom, they said: We believe in Allah only and
reject (all) that we used to associate (with Him).

040.085 But their faith could not avail them when they saw Our doom. This is Allah's
law which hath ever taken course for His bondmen. And then the disbelievers will be
ruined.

041.001 Ha. Mim.

041.002 A revelation from the Beneficent, the Merciful,

041.003 A Scripture whereof the verses are expounded, a Lecture in Arabic for
people who have knowledge,

041.004 Good tidings and a warning. But most of them turn away so that they hear
not.

041.005 And they say: Our hearts are protected from that unto which thou (O
Muhammad) callest us, and in our ears there is a deafness, and between us and thee
there is a veil. Act, then. Lo! we also shall be acting.

041.006 Say (unto them O Muhammad): I am only a mortal like you. It is inspired in
me that your God is One God, therefor take the straight path unto Him and seek
forgiveness of Him. And woe unto the idolaters,

041.007 Who give not the poor-due, and who are disbelievers in the Hereafter.

041.008 Lo! as for those who believe and do good works, for them is a reward
enduring.

041.009 Say (O Muhammad, unto the idolaters): Disbelieve ye verily in Him Who
created the earth in two Days, and ascribe ye unto Him rivals ? He (and none else) is
the Lord of the Worlds.
041.010 He placed therein firm hills rising above it, and blessed it and measured
therein its sustenance in four Days, alike for (all) who ask;

041.011 Then turned He to the heaven when it was smoke, and said unto it and unto
the earth: Come both of you, willingly or loth. They said: We come, obedient.

041.012 Then He ordained them seven heavens in two Days and inspired in each
heaven its mandate; and We decked the nether heaven with lamps, and rendered it
inviolable. That is the measuring of the Mighty, the Knower.

041.013 But if they turn away, then say: I warn you of a thunderbolt like the
thunderbolt (which fell of old upon the tribes) of A'ad and Thamud;

041.014 When their messengers came unto them from before them and behind them,
saying: Worship none but Allah! they said: If our Lord had willed, He surely would
have sent down angels (unto us), so lo! we are disbelievers in that wherewith ye have
been sent.

041.015 As for A'ad, they were arrogant in the land without right, and they said: Who
is mightier than us in power ? Could they not see that Allah Who created them, He
was mightier than them in power ? And they denied Our revelations.

041.016 Therefor We let loose on them a raging wind in evil days, that We might
make them taste the torment of disgrace in the life of the world. And verily the doom
of the Hereafter will be more shameful, and they will not be helped.

041.017 And as for Thamud, We gave them guidance, but they preferred blindness to
the guidance, so the bolt of the doom of humiliation overtook them because of what
they used to earn.

041.018 And We delivered those who believed and used to keep their duty to Allah.

041.019 And (make mention of) the day when the enemies of Allah are gathered unto
the Fire, they are driven on

041.020 Till, when they reach it, their ears and their eyes and their skins testify
against them as to what they used to do.
041.021 And they say unto their skins: Why testify ye against us ? They say: Allah
hath given us speech Who giveth speech to all things, and Who created you at the
first, and unto Whom ye are returned.

041.022 Ye did not hide yourselves lest your ears and your eyes and your skins
should testify against you, but ye deemed that Allah knew not much of what ye did.

041.023 That, your thought which ye did think about your Lord, hath ruined you; and
ye find yourselves (this day) among the lost.

041.024 And though they are resigned, yet the Fire is still their home; and if they ask
for favour, yet they are not of those unto whom favour can be shown.

041.025 And We assigned them comrades (in the world), who made their present and
their past fairseeming unto them. And the Word concerning nations of the jinn and
humankind who passed away before them hath effect for them. Lo! they were ever
losers.

041.026 Those who disbelieve say: Heed not this Qur'an, and drown the hearing of it;
haply ye may conquer.

041.027 But verily We shall cause those who disbelieve to taste an awful doom, and
verily We shall requite them the worst of what they used to do.

041.028 That is the reward of Allah's enemies: the Fire. Therein is their immortal
home, payment forasmuch as they denied Our revelations.

041.029 And those who disbelieve will say: Our Lord! Show us those who beguiled
us of the jinn and humankind. We will place them underneath our feet that they may
be among the nethermost.

041.030 Lo! those who say: Our Lord is Allah, and afterward are upright, the angels
descend upon them, saying: Fear not nor grieve, but hear good tidings of the paradise
which ye are promised.

041.031 We are your protecting friends in the life of the world and in the Hereafter.
There ye will have (all) that your souls desire, and there ye will have (all) for which
ye pray.

041.032 A gift of welcome from One Forgiving, Merciful.
041.033 And who is better in speech than him who prayeth unto his Lord and doeth
right, and saith: Lo! I am of those who are muslims (surrender unto Him).

041.034 The good deed and the evil deed are not alike. Repel the evil deed with one
which is better, then lo! he, between whom and thee there was enmity (will become)
as though he was a bosom friend.

041.035 But none is granted it save those who are steadfast, and none is granted it
save the owner of great happiness.

041.036 And if a whisper from the devil reach thee (O Muhammad) then seek refuge
in Allah. Lo! He is the Hearer, the Knower.

041.037 And of His portents are the night and the day and the sun and the moon.
Adore not the sun not the moon; but adore Allah Who created them, if it is in truth
Him Whom ye worship.

041.038 But if they are too proud - still those who are with thy Lord glorify Him
night and day, and tire not.

041.039 And of His portents (is this): that thou seest the earth lowly, but when We
send down water thereon it thrilleth and groweth. Lo! He Who quickeneth it is verily
the Quickener of the Dead. Lo! He is Able to do all things.

041.040 Lo! those who distort Our revelations are not hid from Us. Is he who is
hurled into the Fire better, or he who cometh secure on the Day of Resurrection ? Do
what ye will. Lo! He is Seer of what ye do.

041.041 Lo! those who disbelieve in the Reminder when it cometh unto them (are
guilty), for lo! it is an unassailable Scripture.

041.042 Falsehood cannot come at it from before it or from behind it. (It is) a
revelation from the Wise, the Owner of Praise.

041.043 Naught is said unto thee (Muhammad) save what was said unto the
messengers before thee. Lo! thy Lord is owner of forgiveness, and owner (also) of
dire punishment.
041.044 And if We had appointed it a Lecture in a foreign tongue they would
assuredly have said: If only its verses were expounded (so that we might understand)
? What! A foreign tongue and an Arab ? - Say unto them (O Muhammad): For those
who believe it is a guidance and a healing; and as for those who disbelieve, there is a
deafness in their ears, and it is blindness for them. Such are called to from afar.

041.045 And We verily gave Moses the Scripture, but there hath been dispute
concerning it; and but for a Word that had already gone forth from thy Lord, it would
ere now have been judged between them; but lo! they are in hopeless doubt
concerning it.

041.046 Whoso doeth right it is for his soul, and whoso doeth wrong it is against it.
And thy Lord is not at all a tyrant to His slaves.

041.047 Unto Him is referred (all) knowledge of the Hour. And no fruits burst forth
from their sheaths, and no female carrieth or bringeth forth but with His knowledge.
And on the day when He calleth unto them: Where are now My partners ? they will
say: We confess unto Thee, not one of us is a witness (for them).

041.048 And those to whom they used to cry of old have failed them, and they
perceive they have no place of refuge.

041.049 Man tireth not of praying for good, and if ill toucheth him, then he is
disheartened, desperate.

041.050 And verily, if We cause him to taste mercy after some hurt that hath touched
him, he will say: This is my own; and I deem not that the Hour will ever rise, and if I
am brought back to my Lord, I surely shall be better off with Him - But We verily
shall tell those who disbelieve (all) that they did, and We verily shall make them taste
hard punishment.

041.051 When We show favour unto man, he withdraweth and turneth aside, but
when ill toucheth him then he aboundeth in prayer.

041.052 Bethink you: If it is from Allah and ye reject it - Who is further astray than
one who is at open feud (with Allah) ?

041.053 We shall show them Our portents on the horizons and within themselves
until it will be manifest unto them that it is the Truth. Doth not thy Lord suffice, since
He is Witness over all things ?
041.054 How! Are they still in doubt about the meeting with their Lord ? Lo! Is not
He surrounding all things ?

042.001 Ha. Mim.

042.002 A'in. Sin. Qaf.

042.003 Thus Allah the Mighty, the Knower inspireth thee (Muhammad) as (He
inspired) those before thee.

042.004 Unto Him belongeth all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth, and
He is the Sublime, the Tremendous.

042.005 Almost might the heavens above be rent asunder while the angels hymn the
praise of their Lord and ask forgiveness for those on the earth. Lo! Allah, He is the
Forgiver, the Merciful.

042.006 And as for those who choose protecting friends beside Him, Allah is Warden
over them, and thou art in no wise a guardian over them.

042.007 And thus We have inspired in thee a Lecture in Arabic, that thou mayst warn
the mother-town and those around it, and mayst warn of a day of assembling whereof
there is no doubt. A host will be in the Garden, and a host of them in the Flame.

042.008 Had Allah willed, He could have made them one community, but Allah
bringeth whom He will into His mercy. And the wrong-doers have no friend nor
helper.

042.009 Or have they chosen protecting friends besides Him ? But Allah, He (alone)
is the Protecting Friend. He quickeneth the dead, and He is Able to do all things.

042.010 And in whatsoever ye differ, the verdict therein belongeth to Allah. Such is
my Lord, in Whom I put my trust, and unto Whom I turn.

042.011 The Creator of the heavens and the earth. He hath made for you pairs of
yourselves, and of the cattle also pairs, whereby He multiplieth you. Naught is as His
likeness; and He is the Hearer, the Seer.

042.012 His are the keys of the heavens and the earth. He enlargeth providence for
whom He will and straiteneth (it for whom He will). Lo! He is Knower of all things.
042.013 He hath ordained for you that religion which He commended unto Noah, and
that which We inspire in thee (Muhammad), and that which We commended unto
Abraham and Moses and Jesus, saying: Establish the religion, and be not divided
therein. Dreadful for the idolaters is that unto which thou callest them. Allah chooseth
for Himself whom He will, and guideth unto Himself him who turneth (toward Him).

042.014 And they were not divided until after the knowledge came unto them,
through rivalry among themselves; and had it not been for a Word that had already
gone forth from thy Lord for an appointed term, it surely had been judged between
them. And those who were made to inherit the Scripture after them are verily in
hopeless doubt concerning it.

042.015 Unto this, then, summon (O Muhammad). And be thou upright as thou art
commanded, and follow not their lusts, but say: I believe in whatever scripture Allah
hath sent down, and I am commanded to be just among you. Allah is our Lord and
your Lord. Unto us our works and unto you your works; no argument between us and
you. Allah will bring us together, and unto Him is the journeying.

042.016 And those who argue concerning Allah after He hath been acknowledged,
their argument hath no weight with their Lord, and wrath is upon them and theirs will
be an awful doom.

042.017 Allah it is Who hath revealed the Scripture with truth, and the Balance. How
canst thou know ? It may be that the Hour is nigh.

042.018 Those who believe not therein seek to hasten it, while those who believe are
fearful of it and know that it is the Truth. Are not they who dispute, in doubt
concerning the Hour, far astray ?

042.019 Allah is gracious unto His slaves. He provideth for whom He will. And He is
the Strong, the Mighty.

042.020 Whoso desireth the harvest of the Hereafter, We give him increase in its
harvest. And whoso desireth the harvest of the world, We give him thereof, and he
hath no portion in the Hereafter.

042.021 Or have they partners (of Allah) who have made lawful for them in religion
that which Allah allowed not ? And but for a decisive word (gone forth already), it
would have been judged between them. Lo! for wrong-doers is a painful doom.
042.022 Thou seest the wrong-doers fearful of that which they have earned, and it
will surely befall them, while those who believe and do good works (will be) in
flowering meadows of the Gardens, having what they wish from their Lord. This is
the great preferment.

042.023 This it is which Allah announceth unto His bondmen who believe and do
good works. Say (O Muhammad, unto mankind): I ask of you no fee therefor, save
lovingkindness among kinsfolk. And whoso scoreth a good deed We add unto its
good for him. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Responsive.

042.024 Or say they: He hath invented a lie concerning Allah ? If Allah willed, He
could have sealed thy heart (against them). And Allah will wipe out the lie and will
vindicate the truth by His words. Lo! He is Aware of what is hidden in the breasts (of
men).

042.025 And He it is Who accepteth repentance from His bondmen, and pardoneth
the evil deeds, and knoweth what ye do,

042.026 And accepteth those who do good works, and giveth increase unto them of
His bounty. And as for disbelievers, theirs will be an awful doom.

042.027 And if Allah were to enlarge the provision for His slaves they would surely
rebel in the earth, but He sendeth down by measure as He willeth. Lo! He is
Informed, a Seer of His bondmen.

042.028 And He it is Who sendeth down the saving rain after they have despaired,
and spreadeth out His mercy. He is the Protecting Friend, the Praiseworthy.

042.029 And of His portents is the creation of the heaven and the earth, and of
whatever beasts He hath dispersed therein. And He is Able to gather them when He
will.

042.030 Whatever of misfortune striketh you, it is what your right hands have earned.
And He forgiveth much.

042.031 Ye cannot escape in the earth, for beside Allah ye have no protecting friend
nor any helper.

042.032 And of His portents are the ships, like banners on the sea;

042.033 If He will He calmeth the wind so that they keep still upon its surface - Lo!
herein verily are signs for every steadfast grateful (heart). -
042.034 Or He causeth them to perish on account of that which they have earned -
And He forgiveth much -

042.035 And that those who argue concerning Our revelations may know they have
no refuge.

042.036 Now whatever ye have been given is but a passing comfort for the life of the
world, and that which Allah hath is better and more lasting for those who believe and
put their trust in their Lord,

042.037 And those who shun the worst of sins and indecencies and, when they are
wroth, forgive,

042.038 And those who answer the call of their Lord and establish worship, and
whose affairs are a matter of counsel, and who spend of what We have bestowed on
them,

042.039 And those who, when great wrong is done to them, defend themselves,

042.040 The guerdon of an ill-deed is an ill the like thereof. But whosoever pardoneth
and amendeth, his wage is the affair of Allah. Lo! He loveth not wrong-doers.

042.041 And whoso defendeth himself after he hath suffered wrong - for such, there
is no way (of blame) against them.

042.042 The way (of blame) is only against those who oppress mankind, and
wrongfully rebel in the earth. For such there is a painful doom.

042.043 And verily whoso is patient and forgiveth - lo! that, verily, is (of) the
steadfast heart of things.

042.044 He whom Allah sendeth astray, for him there is no protecting friend after
Him. And thou (Muhammad) wilt see the evil-doers when they see the doom, (how)
they say: Is there any way of return ?

042.045 And thou wilt see them exposed to (the Fire), made humble by disgrace, and
looking with veiled eyes. And those who believe will say: Lo! the (eternal) losers are
they who lose themselves and their housefolk on the Day of Resurrection. Lo! are not
the wrong-doers in perpetual torment ?

042.046 And they will have no protecting friends to help them instead of Allah. He
whom Allah sendeth astray, for him there is no road.
042.047 Answer the call of your Lord before there cometh unto you from Allah a Day
which there is no averting. Ye have no refuge on that Day, nor have a ye any (power
of) refusal.

042.048 But if they are averse, We have not sent thee as a warder over them. Thine is
only to convey (the message). And lo! when We cause man to taste of mercy from Us
he exulteth therefor. And if some evil striketh them because of that which their own
hands have sent before, then lo! man is an ingrate.

042.049 Unto Allah belongeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. He
createth what He will. He bestoweth female (offspring) upon whom He will, and
bestoweth male (offspring) upon whom He will;

042.050 Or He mingleth them, males and females, and He maketh barren whom He
will. Lo! He is Knower, Powerful.

042.051 And it was not (vouchsafed) to any mortal that Allah should speak to him
unless (it be) by revelation or from behind a veil, or (that) He sendeth a messenger to
reveal what He will by His leave. Lo! He is Exalted, Wise.

042.052 And thus have We inspired in thee (Muhammad) a Spirit of Our command.
Thou knewest not what the Scripture was, nor what the Faith. But We have made it a
light whereby We guide whom We will of Our bondmen. And lo! thou verily dost
guide unto a right path,

042.053 The path of Allah, unto Whom belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and
whatsoever is in the earth. Do not all things reach Allah at last ?

043.001 Ha. Mim.

043.002 By the Scripture which maketh plain,

043.003 Lo! We have appointed it a Lecture, in Arabic that haply ye may understand.

043.004 And Lo! in the Source of Decrees, which We possess, it is indeed sublime,
decisive.

043.005 Shall We utterly ignore you because ye are a wanton folk ?

043.006 How many a prophet did We send among the men of old!
043.007 And never came there unto them a prophet but they used to mock him.

043.008 Then We destroyed men mightier than these in prowess; and the example of
the men of old hath gone (before them).

043.009 And if thou (Muhammad) ask them: Who created the heavens and the earth,
they will surely answer: The Mighty, the Knower created them;

043.010 Who made the earth a resting-place for you, and placed roads for you therein,
that haply ye may find your way;

043.011 And Who sendeth down water from the sky in (due) measure, and We revive
a dead land therewith. Even so will ye be brought forth;

043.012 He Who created all the pairs, and appointed for you ships and cattle
whereupon ye ride.

043.013 That ye may mount upon their backs, and may remember your Lord's favour
when ye mount thereon, and may say: Glorified be He Who hath subdued these unto
us, and we were not capable (of subduing them);

043.014 And lo! unto our Lord we surely are returning.

043.015 And they allot to Him a portion of His bondmen! Lo! man is verily a mere
ingrate.

043.016 Or chooseth He daughters of all that He hath created, and honoureth He you
with sons ?

043.017 And if one of them hath tidings of that which he likeneth to the Beneficent
One, his countenance becometh black and he is full of inward rage.

043.018 (Liken they then to Allah) that which is bred up in outward show, and in
dispute cannot make itself plain ?

043.019 And they make the angels, who are the slaves of the Beneficent, females. Did
they witness their creation ? Their testimony will be recorded and they will be
questioned.

043.020 And they say: If the Beneficent One had (so) willed, we should not have
worshipped them. They have no knowledge whatsoever of that. They do but guess.
043.021 Or have We given them any scripture before (this Qur'an) so that they are
holding fast thereto ?

043.022 Nay, for they say only: Lo! we found our fathers following a religion, and we
are guided by their footprints.

043.023 And even so We sent not a warner before thee (Muhammad) into any
township but its luxurious ones said: Lo! we found our fathers following a religion,
and we are following their footprints.

043.024 (And the warner) said: What! Even though I bring you better guidance than
that ye found your fathers following ? They answered: Lo! in what ye bring we are
disbelievers.

043.025 So We requited them. Then see the nature of the consequence for the
rejecters!

043.026 And when Abraham said unto his father and his folk: Lo! I am innocent of
what ye worship

043.027 Save Him Who did create me, for He will surely guide me.

043.028 And he made it a word enduring among his seed, that haply they might
return.

043.029 Nay, but I let these and their fathers enjoy life (only) till there should come
unto them the Truth and a messenger making plain.

043.030 And now that the Truth hath come unto them they say: This is mere magic,
and lo! we are disbelievers therein.

043.031 And they say: If only this Qur'an had been revealed to some great man of the
two towns ?

043.032 Is it they who apportion thy Lord's mercy ? We have apportioned among
them their livelihood in the life of the world, and raised some of them above others in
rank that some of them may take labour from others; and the mercy of thy Lord is
better than (the wealth) that they amass.

043.033 And were it not that mankind would have become one community, We might
well have appointed, for those who disbelieve in the Beneficent, roofs of silver for
their houses and stairs (of silver) whereby to mount,
043.034 And for their houses doors (of silver) and couches of silver whereon to
recline,

043.035 And ornaments of gold. Yet all that would have been but a provision of the
life of the world. And the Hereafter with your Lord would have been for those who
keep from evil.

043.036 And he whose sight is dim to the remembrance of the Beneficent, We assign
unto him a devil who becometh his comrade;

043.037 And lo! they surely turn them from the way of Allah, and yet they deem that
they are rightly guided;

043.038 Till, when he cometh unto Us, he saith (unto his comrade): Ah, would that
between me and thee there were the distance of the two horizons - an evil comrade!

043.039 And it profiteth you not this day, because ye did wrong, that ye will be
sharers in the doom.

043.040 Canst thou (Muhammad) make the deaf to hear, or canst thou guide the blind
or him who is in error manifest ?

043.041 And if We take thee away, We surely shall take vengeance on them,

043.042 Or (if) We show thee that wherewith We threaten them; for lo! We have
complete command of them.

043.043 So hold thou fast to that which is inspired in thee. Lo! thou art on a right
path.

043.044 And lo! it is in truth a Reminder for thee and for thy folk; and ye will be
questioned.

043.045 And ask those of Our messengers whom We sent before thee: Did We ever
appoint gods to be worshipped beside the Beneficent ?

043.046 And verily We sent Moses with Our revelations unto Pharaoh and his chiefs,
and he said: I am a messenger of the Lord of the Worlds.

043.047 But when he brought them Our tokens, behold! they laughed at them.
043.048 And every token that We showed them was greater than its sister (token),
and We grasped them with the torment, that haply they might turn again.

043.049 And they said: O wizard! Entreat thy Lord for us by the pact that He hath
made with thee. Lo! we verily will walk aright.

043.050 But when We eased them of the torment, behold! they broke their word.

043.051 And Pharaoh caused a proclamation to be made among his people saying: O
my people! Is not mine the sovereignty of Egypt and these rivers flowing under me ?
Can ye not then discern ?

043.052 I am surely better than this fellow, who is despicable and can hardly make
(his meaning) plain!

043.053 Why, then, have armlets of gold not been set upon him, or angels sent along
with him ?

043.054 Thus he persuaded his people to make light (of Moses), and they obeyed
him. Lo! they were a wanton folk.

043.055 So, when they angered Us, We punished them and drowned them every one.

043.056 And We made them a thing past, and an example for those after (them).

043.057 And when the son of Mary is quoted as an example, behold! the folk laugh
out,

043.058 And say: Are our gods better, or is he ? They raise not the objection save for
argument. Nay! but they are a contentious folk.

043.059 He is nothing but a slave on whom We bestowed favour, and We made him a
pattern for the Children of Israel.

043.060 And had We willed We could have set among you angels to be viceroys in
the earth.

043.061 And lo! verily there is knowledge of the Hour. So doubt ye not concerning it,
but follow Me. This is the right path.

043.062 And let not Satan turn you aside. Lo! he is an open enemy for you.
043.063 When Jesus came with clear proofs (of Allah's Sovereignty), he said: I have
come unto you with wisdom, and to make plain some of that concerning which ye
differ. So keep your duty to Allah, and obey me.

043.064 Lo! Allah, He is my Lord and your Lord. So worship Him. This is a right
path.

043.065 But the factions among them differed. Then woe unto those who do wrong
from the doom of a painful day.

043.066 Await they aught save the Hour, that it shall come upon them suddenly,
when they know not ?

043.067 Friends on that day will be foes one to another, save those who kept their
duty (to Allah).

043.068 O My slaves! For you there is no fear this day, nor is it ye who grieve;

043.069 (Ye) who believed Our revelations and were self-surrendered,

043.070 Enter the Garden, ye and your wives, to be made glad.

043.071 Therein are brought round for them trays of gold and goblets, and therein is
all that souls desire and eyes find sweet. And ye are immortal therein.

043.072 This is the Garden which ye are made to inherit because of what ye used to
do.

043.073 Therein for you is fruit in plenty whence to eat.

043.074 Lo! the guilty are immortal in hell's torment.

043.075 It is not relaxed for them, and they despair therein.

043.076 We wronged them not, but they it was who did the wrong.

043.077 And they cry: O master! Let thy Lord make an end of us. He saith: Lo! here
ye must remain.

043.078 We verily brought the Truth unto you, but ye were, most of you, averse to
the Truth.
043.079 Or do they determine any thing (against the Prophet) ? Lo! We (also) are
determining.

043.080 Or deem they that We cannot hear their secret thoughts and private
confidences ? Nay, but Our envoys, present with them, do record.

043.081 Say (O Muhammad): If the Beneficent One hath a son, then, I shall be first
among the worshippers. (But there is no son).

043.082 Glorified be the Lord of the heavens and the earth, the Lord of the Throne,
from that which they ascribe (unto Him)!

043.083 So let them flounder (in their talk) and play until they meet the Day which
they are promised.

043.084 And He it is Who in the heaven is God, and in the earth God. He is the Wise,
the Knower.

043.085 And blessed be He unto Whom belongeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and
the earth and all that is between them, and with Whom is knowledge of the Hour, and
unto Whom ye will be returned.

043.086 And those unto whom they cry instead of Him possess no power of
intercession, saving him who beareth witness unto the Truth knowingly.

043.087 And if thou ask them who created them, they will surely say: Allah. How
then are they turned away ?

043.088 And he saith: O my Lord! Lo! these are a folk who believe not.

043.089 Then bear with them (O Muhammad) and say: Peace. But they will come to
know.

044.001 Ha. Mim.

044.002 By the Scripture that maketh plain

044.003 Lo! We revealed it on a blessed night - Lo! We are ever warning -

044.004 Whereon every wise command is made clear
044.005 As a command from Our presence - Lo! We are ever sending -

044.006 A mercy from thy Lord. Lo! He, even He is the Hearer, the Knower,

044.007 Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, if ye would
be sure.

044.008 There is no God save Him. He quickeneth and giveth death; your Lord and
Lord of your forefathers.

044.009 Nay, but they play in doubt.

044.010 But watch thou (O Muhammad) for the day when the sky will produce
visible smoke

044.011 That will envelop the people. This will be a painful torment.

044.012 (Then they will say): Our Lord relieve us of the torment. Lo! we are
believers.

044.013 How can there be remembrance for them, when a messenger making plain
(the Truth) had already come unto them,

044.014 And they had turned away from him and said: One taught (by others), a
madman ?

044.015 Lo! We withdraw the torment a little. Lo! ye return (to disbelief).

044.016 On the day when We shall seize them with the greater seizure, (then) in truth
We shall punish.

044.017 And verily We tried before them Pharaoh's folk, when there came unto them
a noble messenger,

044.018 Saying: Give up to me the slaves of Allah. Lo! I am a faithful messenger
unto you.

044.019 And saying: Be not proud against Allah. Lo! I bring you a clear warrant.

044.020 And lo! I have sought refuge in my Lord and your Lord lest ye stone me to
death.
044.021 And if ye put no faith in me, then let me go.

044.022 And he cried unto his Lord, (saying): These are guilty folk.

044.023 Then (his Lord commanded): Take away My slaves by night. Lo! ye will be
followed,

044.024 And leave the sea behind at rest, for lo! they are a drowned host.

044.025 How many were the gardens and the watersprings that they left behind,

044.026 And the cornlands and the goodly sites

044.027 And pleasant things wherein they took delight!

044.028 Even so (it was), and We made it an inheritance for other folk;

044.029 And the heaven and the earth wept not for them, nor were they reprieved.

044.030 And We delivered the Children of Israel from the shameful doom;

044.031 (We delivered them) from Pharaoh. Lo! he was a tyrant of the wanton ones.

044.032 And We chose them, purposely, above (all) creatures.

044.033 And We gave them portents wherein was a clear trial.

044.034 Lo! these, forsooth, are saying:

044.035 There is naught but our first death, and we shall not be raised again.

044.036 Bring back our fathers, if ye speak the truth!

044.037 Are they better, or the folk of Tubb'a and those before them ? We destroyed
them, for surely they were guilty.

044.038 And We created not the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them,
in play.
044.039 We created them not save with truth; but most of them know not.

044.040 Assuredly the Day of Decision is the term for all of them,

044.041 A day when friend can in naught avail friend, nor can they be helped,

044.042 Save him on whom Allah hath mercy. Lo! He is the Mighty, the Merciful.

044.043 Lo! the tree of Zaqqum,

044.044 The food of the sinner!

044.045 Like molten brass, it seetheth in their bellies

044.046 As the seething of boiling water.

044.047 (And it will be said): Take him and drag him to the midst of hell,

044.048 Then pour upon his head the torment of boiling water.

044.049 (Saying): Taste! Lo! thou wast forsooth the mighty, the noble!

044.050 Lo! this is that whereof ye used to doubt.

044.051 Lo! those who kept their duty will be in a place secured.

044.052 Amid gardens and watersprings,

044.053 Attired in silk and silk embroidery, facing one another.

044.054 Even so (it will be). And We shall wed them unto fair ones with wide, lovely
eyes.

044.055 They call therein for every fruit in safety.

044.056 They taste not death therein, save the first death. And He hath saved them
from the doom of hell,
044.057 A bounty from thy Lord. That is the supreme triumph.

044.058 And We have made (this Scripture) easy in thy language only that they may
heed.

044.059 Wait then (O Muhammad). Lo! they (too) are waiting.

045.001 Ha. Mim.

045.002 The revelation of the Scripture is from Allah, the Mighty, the Wise.

045.003 Lo! in the heavens and the earth are portents for believers.

045.004 And in your creation, and all the beasts that He scattereth in the earth, are
portents for a folk whose faith is sure.

045.005 And the difference of night and day and the provision that Allah sendeth
down from the sky and thereby quickeneth the earth after her death, and the ordering
of the winds, are portents for a people who have sense.

045.006 These are the portents of Allah which We recite unto thee (Muhammad) with
truth. Then in what fact, after Allah and His portents, will they believe ?

045.007 Woe unto each sinful liar,

045.008 Who heareth the revelations of Allah recited unto him, and then continueth in
pride as though he heard them not. Give him tidings of a painful doom.

045.009 And when he knoweth aught of Our revelations he maketh it a jest. For such
there is a shameful doom.

045.010 Beyond them there is hell, and that which they have earned will naught avail
them, nor those whom they have chosen for protecting friends beside Allah. Theirs
will be an awful doom.

045.011 This is guidance. And those who disbelieve the revelations of their Lord, for
them there is a painful doom of wrath.
045.012 Allah it is Who hath made the sea of service unto you that the ships may run
thereon by His command, and that ye may seek of His bounty, and that haply ye may
be thankful;

045.013 And hath made of service unto you whatsoever is in the heavens and
whatsoever is in the earth; it is all from Him. Lo! herein verily are portents for a
people who reflect.

045.014 Tell those who believe to forgive those who hope not for the days of Allah;
in order that He may requite folk what they used to earn.

045.015 Whoso doeth right, it is for his soul, and whoso doeth wrong, it is against it.
And afterward unto your Lord ye will be brought back.

045.016 And verily we gave the Children of Israel the Scripture and the Command
and the Prophethood, and provided them with good things and favoured them above
(all) peoples;

045.017 And gave them plain commandments. And they differed not until after the
knowledge came unto them, through rivalry among themselves. Lo! thy Lord will
judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that wherein they used to
differ.

045.018 And now have We set thee (O Muhammad) on a clear road of (Our)
commandment; so follow it, and follow not the whims of those who know not.

045.019 Lo! they can avail thee naught against Allah. And lo! as for the wrong-doers,
some of them are friends of others; and Allah is the Friend of those who ward off
(evil).

045.020 This is clear indication for mankind, and a guidance and a mercy for a folk
whose faith is sure.

045.021 Or do those who commit ill-deeds suppose that We shall make them as those
who believe and do good works, the same in life and death ? Bad is their judgment!

045.022 And Allah hath created the heavens and the earth with truth, and that every
soul may be repaid what it hath earned. And they will not be wronged.
045.023 Hast thou seen him who maketh his desire his god, and Allah sendeth him
astray purposely, and sealeth up his hearing and his heart, and setteth on his sight a
covering ? Then who will lead him after Allah (hath condemned him) ? Will ye not
then heed ?

045.024 And they say: There is naught but our life of the world; we die and we live,
and naught destroyeth us save time; when they have no knowledge whatsoever of (all)
that; they do but guess.

045.025 And when Our clear revelations are recited unto them their only argument is
that they say: Bring (back) our fathers. then, if ye are truthful.

045.026 Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Allah giveth life to you, then causeth you to
die, then gathereth you unto the Day of Resurrection whereof there is no doubt. But
most of mankind know not.

045.027 And unto Allah belongeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth; and
on the day when the Hour riseth, on that day those who follow falsehood will be lost.

045.028 And thou wilt see each nation crouching, each nation summoned to its
record. (And it will be said unto them): This day ye are requited what ye used to do.

045.029 This Our Book pronounceth against you with truth. Lo! We have caused (all)
that ye did to be recorded.

045.030 Then, as for those who believed and did good works, their Lord will bring
them in unto His mercy. That is the evident triumph.

045.031 And as for those who disbelieved (it will be said unto them): Were not Our
revelations recited unto you ? But ye were scornful and became a guilty folk.

045.032 And when it was said: Lo! Allah's promise is the truth, and there is no doubt
of the Hour's coming, ye said: We know not what the Hour is. We deem it naught but
a conjecture, and we are by no means convinced.

045.033 And the evils of what they did will appear unto them, and that which they
used to deride will befall them.

045.034 And it will be said: This day We forget you, even as ye forgot the meeting of
this your day; and your habitation is the Fire, and there is none to help you.
045.035 This, forasmuch as ye made the revelations of Allah a jest, and the life of the
world beguiled you. Therefor this day they come not forth from thence, nor can they
make amends.

045.036 Then praise be to Allah, Lord of the heavens and Lord of the earth, the Lord
of the Worlds.

045.037 And unto Him (alone) belongeth Majesty in the heavens and the earth, and
He is the Mighty, the Wise.

046.001 Ha. Mim.

046.002 The revelation of the Scripture is from Allah the Mighty, the Wise.

046.003 We created not the heavens and the earth and all that is between them save
with truth, and for a term appointed. But those who disbelieve turn away from that
whereof they are warned.

046.004 Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Have ye thought on all that ye invoke
beside Allah ? Show me what they have created of the earth. Or have they any portion
in the heavens ? Bring me a scripture before this (Scripture), or some vestige of
knowledge (in support of what ye say), if ye are truthful.

046.005 And who is further astray than those who, instead of Allah, pray unto such as
hear not their prayer until the Day of Resurrection, and are unconscious of their
prayer,

046.006 And when mankind are gathered (to the Judgment) will become enemies for
them, and will become deniers of having been worshipped.

046.007 And when Our clear revelations are recited unto them, those who disbelieve
say of the Truth when it reacheth them: This is mere magic.

046.008 Or say they: He hath invented it ? Say (O Muhammad): If I have invented it,
still ye have no power to support me against Allah. He is Best Aware of what ye say
among yourselves concerning it. He sufficeth for a witness between me and you. And
He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.

046.009 Say: I am no new thing among the messengers (of Allah), nor know I what
will be done with me or with you. I do but follow that which is inspired in me, and I
am but a plain warner.
046.010 Bethink you: If it is from Allah and ye disbelieve therein, and a witness of
the Children of Israel hath already testified to the like thereof and hath believed, and
ye are too proud (what plight is yours) ? Lo! Allah guideth not wrong-doing folk.

046.011 And those who disbelieve say of those who believe: If it had been (any)
good, they would not have been before us in attaining it. And since they will not be
guided by it, they say: This is an ancient lie;

046.012 When before it there was the Scripture of Moses, an example and a mercy;
and this is a confirming Scripture in the Arabic language, that it may warn those who
do wrong and bring good tidings for the righteous.

046.013 Lo! those who say: Our Lord is Allah, and thereafter walk aright, there shall
no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.

046.014 Such are rightful owners of the Garden, immortal therein, as a reward for
what they used to do.

046.015 And We have commended unto man kindness toward parents. His mother
beareth him with reluctance, and bringeth him forth with reluctance, and the bearing
of him and the weaning of him is thirty months, till, when he attaineth full strength
and reacheth forty years, he saith: My Lord! Arouse me that I may give thanks for the
favour wherewith Thou hast favoured me and my parents, and that I may do right
acceptable unto Thee. And be gracious unto me in the matter of my seed. Lo! I have
turned unto Thee repentant, and lo! I am of those who surrender (unto Thee).

046.016 Those are they from whom We accept the best of what they do, and overlook
their evil deeds. (They are) among the owners of the Garden. This is the true promise
which they were promised (in the world).

046.017 And whoso saith unto his parents: Fie upon you both! Do ye threaten me that
I shall be brought forth (again) when generations before me have passed away ? And
they twain cry unto Allah for help (and say): Woe unto thee! Believe! Lo! the promise
of Allah is true. But he saith: This is naught save fables of the men of old:

046.018 Such are those on whom the Word concerning nations of the jinn and
mankind which have passed away before them hath effect. Lo! they are the losers.
046.019 And for all there will be ranks from what they do, that He may pay them for
their deeds; and they will not be wronged.

046.020 And on the day when those who disbelieve are exposed to the Fire (it will be
said): Ye squandered your good things in the life of the world and sought comfort
therein. Now this day ye are rewarded with the doom of ignominy because ye were
disdainful in the land without a right, and because ye used to transgress.

046.021 And make mention (O Muhammad) of the brother of A'ad when he warned
his folk among the wind-curved sandhills - and verily warners came and went before
and after him - saying: Serve none but Allah. Lo! I fear for you the doom of a
tremendous Day.

046.022 They said: Hast come to turn us away from our gods ? Then bring upon us
that wherewith thou threatenest us, if thou art of the truthful.

046.023 He said: The knowledge is with Allah only. I convey unto you that
wherewith I have been sent, but I see you are a folk that know not.

046.024 Then, when they beheld it as a dense cloud coming toward their valleys, they
said: Here is a cloud bringing us rain. Nay, but it is that which ye did seek to hasten, a
wind wherein is painful torment,

046.025 Destroying all things by commandment of its Lord. And morning found them
so that naught could be seen save their dwellings. Thus do We reward the guilty folk.

046.026 And verily We had empowered them with that wherewith We have not
empowered you, and had assigned them ears and eyes and hearts; but their ears and
eyes and hearts availed them naught since they denied the revelations of Allah; and
what they used to mock befell them.

046.027 And verily We have destroyed townships round about you, and displayed
(for them) Our revelation, that haply they might return.

046.028 Then why did those whom they had chosen for gods as a way of approach
(unto Allah) not help them ? Nay, but they did fail them utterly. And (all) that was
their lie, and what they used to invent.

046.029 And when We inclined toward thee (Muhammad) certain of the jinn, who
wished to hear the Qur'an and, when they were in its presence, said: Give ear! and,
when it was finished, turned back to their people, warning.
046.030 They said: O our people! Lo! we have heard a scripture which hath been
revealed after Moses, confirming that which was before it, guiding unto the truth and
a right road.

046.031 O our people! respond to Allah's summoner and believe in Him. He will
forgive you some of your sins and guard you from a painful doom.

046.032 And whoso respondeth not to Allah's summoner he can nowise escape in the
earth, and he hath no protecting friends instead of Him. Such are in error manifest.

046.033 Have they not seen that Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth and
was not wearied by their creation, is Able to give life to the dead ? Aye, He verily is
Able to do all things.

046.034 And on the day when those who disbelieve are exposed to the Fire (they will
be asked): Is not this real ? They will say: Yea, by our Lord. He will say: Then taste
the doom for that ye disbelieved.

046.035 Then have patience (O Muhammad) even as the stout of heart among the
messengers (of old) had patience, and seek not to hasten on (the doom) for them. On
the day when they see that which they are promised (it will seem to them) as though
they had tarried but an hour of daylight. A clear message. Shall any be destroyed save
evil-living folk ?

047.001 Those who disbelieve and turn (men) from the way of Allah, He rendereth
their actions vain.

047.002 And those who believe and do good works and believe in that which is
revealed unto Muhammad - and it is the truth from their Lord - He riddeth them of
their ill-deeds and improveth their state.

047.003 That is because those who disbelieve follow falsehood and because those
who believe follow the truth from their Lord. Thus Allah coineth their similitudes for
mankind.

047.004 Now when ye meet in battle those who disbelieve, then it is smiting of the
necks until, when ye have routed them, then making fast of bonds; and afterward
either grace or ransom till the war lay down its burdens. That (is the ordinance). And
if Allah willed He could have punished them (without you) but (thus it is ordained)
that He may try some of you by means of others. And those who are slain in the way
of Allah, He rendereth not their actions vain.
047.005 He will guide them and improve their state,

047.006 And bring them in unto the Garden which He hath made known to them.

047.007 O ye who believe! If ye help Allah, He will help you and will make your
foothold firm.

047.008 And those who disbelieve, perdition is for them, and He will make their
actions vain.

047.009 That is because they are averse to that which Allah hath revealed, therefor
maketh He their actions fruitless.

047.010 Have they not travelled in the land to see the nature of the consequence for
those who were before them ? Allah wiped them out. And for the disbelievers there
will be the like thereof.

047.011 That is because Allah is patron of those who believe, and because the
disbelievers have no patron.

047.012 Lo! Allah will cause those who believe and do good works to enter Gardens
underneath which rivers flow; while those who disbelieve take their comfort in this
life and eat even as the cattle eat, and the Fire is their habitation.

047.013 And how many a township stronger than thy township (O Muhammad)
which hath cast thee out, have We destroyed, and they had no helper!

047.014 Is he who relieth on a clear proof from his Lord like those for whom the evil
that they do is beautified while they follow their own lusts ?

047.015 A similitude of the Garden which those who keep their duty (to Allah) are
promised: Therein are rivers of water unpolluted, and rivers of milk whereof the
flavour changeth not, and rivers of wine delicious to the drinkers, and rivers of clear-
run honey; therein for them is every kind of fruit, with pardon from their Lord. (Are
those who enjoy all this) like those who are immortal in the Fire and are given boiling
water to drink so that it teareth their bowels ?

047.016 Among them are some who give ear unto thee (Muhammad) till, when they
go forth from thy presence they say unto those who have been given knowledge:
What was that he said just now ? Those are they whose hearts Allah hath sealed, and
they follow their own lusts.
047.017 While as for those who walk aright, He addeth to their guidance, and giveth
them their protection (against evil).

047.018 Await they aught save the Hour, that it should come upon them unawares ?
And the beginnings thereof have already come. But how, when it hath come upon
them, can they take their warning ?

047.019 So know (O Muhammad) that there is no God save Allah, and ask
forgiveness for thy sin and for believing men and believing women. Allah knoweth
(both) your place of turmoil and your place of rest.

047.020 And those who believe say: If only a surah were revealed! But when a
decisive surah is revealed and war is mentioned therein, thou seest those in whose
hearts is a disease looking at thee with the look of men fainting unto death. Therefor
woe unto them!

047.021 Obedience and a civil word. Then, when the matter is determined, if they are
loyal to Allah it will be well for them.

047.022 Would ye then, if ye were given the command, work corruption in the land
and sever your ties of kinship ?

047.023 Such are they whom Allah curseth so that He deafeneth them and maketh
blind their eyes.

047.024 Will they then not meditate on the Qur'an, or are there locks on the hearts ?

047.025 Lo! those who turn back after the guidance hath been manifested unto them,
Satan hath seduced them, and He giveth them the rein.

047.026 That is because they say unto those who hate what Allah hath revealed: We
will obey you in some matters; and Allah knoweth their secret talk.

047.027 Then how (will it be with them) when the angels gather them, smiting their
faces and their backs!

047.028 That will be because they followed that which angereth Allah, and hated that
which pleaseth Him. Therefor He hath made their actions vain.

047.029 Or do those in whose hearts is a disease deem that Allah will not bring to
light their (secret) hates ?
047.030 And if We would, We could show them unto thee (Muhammad) so that thou
shouldst know them surely by their marks. And thou shalt know them by the burden
of their talk. And Allah knoweth your deeds.

047.031 And verily We shall try you till We know those of you who strive hard (for
the cause of Allah) and the steadfast, and till We test your record.

047.032 Lo! those who disbelieve and turn from the way of Allah and oppose the
messenger after the guidance hath been manifested unto them, they hurt Allah not a
jot, and He will make their actions fruitless.

047.033 O ye who believe! Obey Allah and obey the messenger, and render not your
actions vain.

047.034 Lo! those who disbelieve and turn from the way of Allah and then die
disbelievers, Allah surely will not pardon them.

047.035 So do not falter and cry out for peace when ye (will be) the uppermost, and
Allah is with you, and He will not grudge (the reward of) your actions.

047.036 The life of the world is but a sport and a pastime. And if ye believe and ward
off (evil). He will give you your wages, and will not ask of you your wordly wealth.

047.037 If He should ask it of you and importune you, ye would hoard it, and He
would bring to light your (secret) hates.

047.038 Lo! ye are those who are called to spend in the way of Allah, yet among you
there are some who hoard. And as for him who hoardeth, he hoardeth only from his
soul. And Allah is the Rich, and ye are the poor. And if ye turn away He will
exchange you for some other folk, and they will not be the likes of you.

048.001 Lo! We have given thee (O Muhammad) a signal victory,

048.002 That Allah may forgive thee of thy sin that which is past and that which is to
come, and may perfect His favour unto thee, and may guide thee on a right path,

048.003 And that Allah may help thee with strong help -
048.004 He it is Who sent down peace of reassurance into the hearts of the believers
that they might add faith unto their faith. Allah's are the hosts of the heavens and the
earth, and Allah is ever Knower, Wise -

048.005 That He may bring the believing men and the believing women into Gardens
underneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide, and may remit from them their
evil deeds - That, in the sight of Allah, is the supreme triumph -

048.006 And may punish the hypocritical men and the hypocritical women, and the
idolatrous men and the idolatrous women, who think an evil thought concerning
Allah. For them is the evil turn of fortune, and Allah is wroth against them and hath
cursed them, and hath made ready for them hell, a hapless journey's end.

048.007 Allah's are the hosts of the heavens and the earth, and Allah is ever Mighty,
Wise.

048.008 Lo! We have sent thee (O Muhammad) as a witness and a bearer of good
tidings and a warner,

048.009 That ye (mankind) may believe in Allah and His messenger, and may honour
Him, and may revere Him, and may glorify Him at early dawn and at the close of day.

048.010 Lo! those who swear allegiance unto thee (Muhammad), swear allegiance
only unto Allah. The Hand of Allah is above their hands. So whosoever breaketh his
oath, breaketh it only to his soul's hurt; while whosoever keepeth his covenant with
Allah, on him will He bestow immense reward.

048.011 Those of the wandering Arabs who were left behind will tell thee: Our
possessions and our households occupied us, so ask forgiveness for us! They speak
with their tongues that which is not in their hearts. Say: Who can avail you aught
against Allah, if He intend you hurt or intend you profit ? Nay, but Allah is ever
Aware of what ye do.

048.012 Nay, but ye deemed that the messenger and the believers would never return
to their own folk, and that was made fairseeming in your hearts, and ye did think an
evil thought, and ye were worthless folk.

048.013 And so for him who believeth not in Allah and His messenger - Lo! We have
prepared a flame for disbelievers.
048.014 And Allah's is the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. He forgiveth
whom He will, and punisheth whom He will. And Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful.

048.015 Those who were left behind will say, when ye set forth to capture booty: Let
us go with you. They fain would change the verdict of Allah. Say (unto them, O
Muhammad): Ye shall not go with us. Thus hath Allah said beforehand. Then they
will say: Ye are envious of us. Nay, but they understand not, save a little.

048.016 Say unto those of the wandering Arabs who were left behind: Ye will be
called against a folk of mighty prowess, to fight them until they surrender; and if ye
obey, Allah will give you a fair reward; but if ye turn away as ye did turn away
before, He will punish you with a painful doom.

048.017 There is no blame for the blind, nor is there blame for the lame, nor is there
blame for the sick (that they go not forth to war). And whoso obeyeth Allah and His
messenger, He will make him enter Gardens underneath which rivers flow; and
whoso turneth back, him will He punish with a painful doom.

048.018 Allah was well pleased with the believers when they swore allegiance unto
thee beneath the tree, and He knew what was in their hearts, and He sent down peace
of reassurance on them, and hath rewarded them with a near victory;

048.019 And much booty that they will capture. Allah is ever Mighty, Wise.

048.020 Allah promiseth you much booty that ye will capture, and hath given you this
in advance, and hath withheld men's hands from you, that it may be a token for the
believers, and that He may guide you on a right path.

048.021 And other (gain), which ye have not been able to achieve, Allah will
compass it, Allah is Able to do all things.

048.022 And if those who disbelieve join battle with you they will take to flight, and
afterward they will find no protecting friend nor helper.

048.023 It is the law of Allah which hath taken course aforetime. Thou wilt not find
for the law of Allah aught of power to change.
048.024 And He it is Who hath withheld men's hands from you, and hath withheld
your hands from them, in the valley of Mecca, after He had made you victors over
them. Allah is Seer of what ye do.

048.025 These it was who disbelieved and debarred you from the Inviolable Place of
Worship, and debarred the offering from reaching its goal. And if it had not been for
believing men and believing women, whom ye know not - lest ye should tread them
under foot and thus incur guilt for them unknowingly; that Allah might bring into His
mercy whom He will - If (the believers and the disbelievers) had been clearly
separated We verily had punished those of them who disbelieved with painful
punishment.

048.026 When those who disbelieve had set up in their hearts zealotry, the zealotry of
the Age of Ignorance, then Allah sent down His peace of reassurance upon His
messenger and upon the believers and imposed on them the word of self-restraint, for
they were worthy of it and meet for it. And Allah is Aware of all things.

048.027 Allah hath fulfilled the vision for His messenger in very truth. Ye shall
indeed enter the Inviolable Place of Worship, if Allah will, secure, (having your hair)
shaven and cut, not fearing. But He knoweth that which ye know not, and hath given
you a near victory beforehand.

048.028 He it is Who hath sent His messenger with the guidance and the religion of
truth, that He may cause it to prevail over all religion. And Allah sufficeth as a
Witness.

048.029 Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard against
the disbelievers and merciful among themselves. Thou (O Muhammad) seest them
bowing and falling prostrate (in worship), seeking bounty from Allah and (His)
acceptance. The mark of them is on their foreheads from the traces of prostration.
Such is their likeness in the Torah and their likeness in the Gospel - like as sown corn
that sendeth forth its shoot and strengtheneth it and riseth firm upon its stalk,
delighting the sowers - that He may enrage the disbelievers with (the sight of) them.
Allah hath promised, unto such of them as believe and do good works, forgiveness
and immense reward.

049.001 O ye who believe! Be not forward in the presence of Allah and His
messenger, and keep your duty to Allah. Lo! Allah is Hearer, Knower.

049.002 O ye who believe! Lift not up your voices above the voice of the Prophet,
nor shout when speaking to him as ye shout one to another, lest your works be
rendered vain while ye perceive not.
049.003 Lo! they who subdue their voices in the presence of the messenger of Allah,
those are they whose hearts Allah hath proven unto righteousness. Theirs will be
forgiveness and immense reward.

049.004 Lo! those who call thee from behind the private apartments, most of them
have no sense.

049.005 And if they had had patience till thou camest forth unto them, it had been
better for them. And Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

049.006 O ye who believe! If an evil-liver bring you tidings, verify it, lest ye smite
some folk in ignorance and afterward repent of what ye did.

049.007 And know that the messenger of Allah is among you. If he were to obey you
in much of the government, ye would surely be in trouble; but Allah hath endeared
the faith to you and hath beautified it in your hearts, and hath made disbelief and
lewdness and rebellion hateful unto you. Such are they who are the rightly guided.

049.008 (It is) a bounty and a grace from Allah; and Allah is Knower, Wise.

049.009 And if two parties of believers fall to fighting, then make peace between
them. And if one party of them doeth wrong to the other, fight ye that which doeth
wrong till it return unto the ordinance of Allah; then, if it return, make peace between
them justly, and act equitably. Lo! Allah loveth the equitable.

049.010 The believers are naught else than brothers. Therefore make peace between
your brethren and observe your duty to Allah that haply ye may obtain mercy.

049.011 O ye who believe! Let not a folk deride a folk who may be better than they
(are), not let women (deride) women who may be better than they are; neither defame
one another, nor insult one another by nicknames. Bad is the name of lewdness after
faith. And whoso turneth not in repentance, such are evil-doers.

049.012 O ye who believe! Shun much suspicion; for lo! some suspicion is a crime.
And spy not, neither backbite one another. Would one of you love to eat the flesh of
his dead brother ? Ye abhor that (so abhor the other)! And keep your duty (to Allah).
Lo! Allah is Relenting, Merciful.
049.013 O mankind! Lo! We have created you male and female, and have made you
nations and tribes that ye may know one another. Lo! the noblest of you, in the sight
of Allah, is the best in conduct. Lo! Allah is Knower, Aware.

049.014 The wandering Arabs say: We believe. Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Ye
believe not, but rather say "We submit," for the faith hath not yet entered into your
hearts. Yet, if ye obey Allah and His messenger, He will not withhold from you aught
of (the reward of) your deeds. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

049.015 The (true) believers are those only who believe in Allah and His messenger
and afterward doubt not, but strive with their wealth and their lives for the cause of
Allah. Such are the sincere.

049.016 Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Would ye teach Allah your religion, when
Allah knoweth all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth, and Allah is Aware
of all things ?

049.017 They make it a favour unto thee (Muhammad) that they have surrendered
(unto Him). Say: Deem not your Surrender a favour unto me; but Allah doth confer a
favour on you, inasmuch as He hath led you to the Faith, if ye are earnest.

049.018 Lo! Allah knoweth the Unseen of the heavens and the earth. And Allah is
Seer of what ye do.

050.001 Qaf. By the Glorious Qur'an,

050.002 Nay, but they marvel that a warner of their own hath come unto them; and
the disbelievers say: This is a strange thing:

050.003 When we are dead and have become dust (shall we be brought back again) ?
That would be a far return!

050.004 We know that which the earth taketh of them, and with Us is a recording
Book.

050.005 Nay, but they have denied the truth when it came unto them, therefor they
are now in troubled case.

050.006 Have they not then observed the sky above them, how We have constructed
it and beautified it, and how there are no rifts therein ?
050.007 And the earth have We spread out, and have flung firm hills therein, and
have caused of every lovely kind to grow thereon,

050.008 A vision and a reminder for every penitent slave.

050.009 And We send down from the sky blessed water whereby We give growth
unto gardens and the grain of crops,

050.010 And lofty date-palms with ranged clusters,

050.011 Provision (made) for men; and therewith We quicken a dead land. Even so
will be the resurrection of the dead.

050.012 The folk of Noah denied (the truth) before them, and (so did) the dwellers at
Ar-Rass and (the tribe of) Thamud,

050.013 And (the tribe of) A'ad, and Pharaoh, and the brethren of Lot,

050.014 And the dwellers in the wood, and the folk of Tubb'a: every one denied their
messengers, therefor My threat took effect.

050.015 Were We then worn out by the first creation ? Yet they are in doubt about a
new creation.

050.016 We verily created man and We know what his soul whispereth to him, and
We are nearer to him than his jugular vein.

050.017 When the two Receivers receive (him), seated on the right hand and on the
left,

050.018 He uttereth no word but there is with him an observer ready.

050.019 And the agony of death cometh in truth. (And it is said unto him): This is that
which thou wast wont to shun.

050.020 And the trumpet is blown. This is the threatened Day.

050.021 And every soul cometh, along with it a driver and a witness.
050.022 (And unto the evil-doer it is said): Thou wast in heedlessness of this. Now
We have removed from thee thy covering, and piercing is thy sight this day.

050.023 And (unto the evil-doer) his comrade saith: This is that which I have ready
(as testimony).

050.024 (And it is said): Do ye twain hurl to hell each rebel ingrate,

050.025 Hinderer of good, transgressor, doubter,

050.026 Who setteth up another god along with Allah. Do ye twain hurl him to the
dreadful doom.

050.027 His comrade saith: Our Lord! I did not cause him to rebel, but he was
(himself) far gone in error.

050.028 He saith: Contend not in My presence, when I had already proffered unto
you the warning.

050.029 The sentence that cometh from Me cannot be changed, and I am in no wise a
tyrant unto the slaves.

050.030 On the day when We say unto hell: Art thou filled ? and it saith: Can there be
more to come ?

050.031 And the Garden is brought nigh for those who kept from evil, no longer
distant.

050.032 (And it is said): This is that which ye were promised. (It is) for every
penitent and heedful one,

050.033 Who feareth the Beneficent in secret and cometh with a contrite heart.

050.034 Enter it in peace. This is the day of immortality.

050.035 There they have all that they desire, and there is more with Us.

050.036 And how many a generation We destroyed before them, who were mightier
than these in prowess so that they overran the lands! Had they any place of refuge
(when the judgment came) ?

050.037 Lo! therein verily is a reminder for him who hath a heart, or giveth ear with
full intelligence.
050.038 And verily We created the heavens and the earth, and all that is between
them, in six Days, and naught of weariness touched Us.

050.039 Therefor (O Muhammad) bear with what they say, and hymn the praise of
thy Lord before the rising and before the setting of the sun;

050.040 And in the night-time hymn His praise, and after the (prescribed)
prostrations.

050.041 And listen on the day when the crier crieth from a near place,

050.042 The day when they will hear the (Awful) Cry in truth. That is the day of
coming forth (from the graves).

050.043 Lo! We it is Who quicken and give death, and unto Us is the journeying.

050.044 On the day when the earth splitteth asunder from them, hastening forth (they
come). That is a gathering easy for Us (to make).

050.045 We are Best Aware of what they say, and thou (O Muhammad) art in no wise
a compeller over them. But warn by the Qur'an him who feareth My threat.

051.001 By those that winnow with a winnowing

051.002 And those that bear the burden (of the rain)

051.003 And those that glide with ease (upon the sea)

051.004 And those who distribute (blessings) by command,

051.005 Lo! that wherewith ye are threatened is indeed true,

051.006 And lo! the judgment will indeed befall.

051.007 By the heaven full of paths,

051.008 Lo! ye, forsooth, are of various opinion (concerning the truth).

051.009 He is made to turn away from it who is (himself) averse.
051.010 Accursed be the conjecturers

051.011 Who are careless in an abyss!

051.012 They ask: When is the Day of Judgment ?

051.013 (It is) the day when they will be tormented at the Fire,

051.014 (And it will be said unto them): Taste your torment (which ye inflicted). This
is what ye sought to hasten.

051.015 Lo! those who keep from evil will dwell amid gardens and watersprings,

051.016 Taking that which their Lord giveth them; for lo! aforetime they were doers
of good;

051.017 They used to sleep but little of the night,

051.018 And ere the dawning of each day would seek forgiveness,

051.019 And in their wealth the beggar and the outcast had due share.

051.020 And in the earth are portents for those whose faith is sure.

051.021 And (also) in yourselves. Can ye then not see ?

051.022 And in the heaven is your providence and that which ye are promised;

051.023 And by the Lord of the heavens and the earth, it is the truth, even as (it is
true) that ye speak.

051.024 Hath the story of Abraham's honoured guests reached thee (O Muhammad) ?

051.025 When they came in unto him and said: Peace! he answered, Peace! (and
thought): Folk unknown (to me).

051.026 Then he went apart unto his housefolk so that they brought a fatted calf;
051.027 And he set it before them, saying: Will ye not eat ?

051.028 Then he conceived a fear of them. They said: Fear not! and gave him tidings
of (the birth of) a wise son.

051.029 Then his wife came forward, making moan, and smote her face, and cried: A
barren old woman!

051.030 They said: Even so saith thy Lord. Lo! He is the Wise, the Knower.

051.031 (Abraham) said: And (afterward) what is your errand, O ye sent (from Allah)
?

051.032 They said: Lo! we are sent unto a guilty folk,

051.033 That we may send upon them stones of clay,

051.034 Marked by thy Lord for (the destruction of) the wanton.

051.035 Then we brought forth such believers as were there.

051.036 But We found there but one house of those surrendered (to Allah).

051.037 And We left behind therein a portent for those who fear a painful doom.

051.038 And in Moses (too, there is a portent) when We sent him unto Pharaoh with
clear warrant,

051.039 But he withdrew (confiding) in his might, and said: A wizard or a madman.

051.040 So We seized him and his hosts and flung them in the sea, for he was
reprobate.

051.041 And in (the tribe of) A'ad (there is a portent) when we sent the fatal wind
against them.

051.042 It spared naught that it reached, but made it (all) as dust.

051.043 And in (the tribe of) Thamud (there is a portent) when it was told them: Take
your ease awhile.
051.044 But they rebelled against their Lord's decree, and so the thunderbolt overtook
them even while they gazed;

051.045 And they were unable to rise up, nor could they help themselves.

051.046 And the folk of Noah aforetime. Lo! they were licentious folk.

051.047 We have built the heaven with might, and We it is Who make the vast extent
(thereof).

051.048 And the earth have We laid out, how gracious is the Spreader (thereof)!

051.049 And all things We have created by pairs, that haply ye may reflect.

051.050 Therefor flee unto Allah; lo! I am a plain warner unto you from him.

051.051 And set not any other god along with Allah; lo! I am a plain warner unto you
from Him.

051.052 Even so there came no messenger unto those before them but they said: A
wizard or a madman!

051.053 Have they handed down (the saying) as an heirloom one unto another ? Nay,
but they are froward folk.

051.054 So withdraw from them (O Muhammad), for thou art in no wise
blameworthy,

051.055 And warn, for warning profiteth believers.

051.056 I created the jinn and humankind only that they might worship Me.

051.057 I seek no livelihood from them, nor do I ask that they should feed Me.

051.058 Lo! Allah! He it is that giveth livelihood, the Lord of unbreakable might.

051.059 And lo! for those who (now) do wrong there is an evil day like unto the evil
day (which came for) their likes (of old); so let them not ask Me to hasten on (that
day).
051.060 And woe unto those who disbelieve, from (that) their day which they are
promised.

052.001 By the Mount,

052.002 And a Scripture inscribed

052.003 On fine parchment unrolled,

052.004 And the House frequented,

052.005 And the roof exalted,

052.006 And the sea kept filled,

052.007 Lo! the doom of thy Lord will surely come to pass;

052.008 There is none that can ward it off.

052.009 On the day when the heaven will heave with (awful) heaving,

052.010 And the mountains move away with (awful) movement,

052.011 Then woe that day unto the deniers

052.012 Who play in talk of grave matters;

052.013 The day when they are thrust with a (disdainful) thrust, into the fire of hell

052.014 (And it is said unto them): This is the Fire which ye were wont to deny.

052.015 Is this magic, or do ye not see ?

052.016 Endure the heat thereof, and whether ye are patient of it or impatient of it is
all one for you. Ye are only being paid for what ye used to do.

052.017 Lo! those who kept their duty dwell in gardens and delight,

052.018 Happy because of what their Lord hath given them, and (because) their Lord
hath warded off from them the torment of hell-fire.
052.019 (And it is said unto them): Eat and drink in health (as a reward) for what ye
used to do,

052.020 Reclining on ranged couches. And we wed them unto fair ones with wide,
lovely eyes.

052.021 And they who believe and whose seed follow them in faith, We cause their
seed to join them (there), and We deprive them of nought of their (life's) work. Every
man is a pledge for that which he hath earned.

052.022 And We provide them with fruit and meat such as they desire.

052.023 There they pass from hand to hand a cup wherein is neither vanity nor cause
of sin.

052.024 And there go round, waiting on them menservants of their own, as they were
hidden pearls.

052.025 And some of them draw near unto others, questioning,

052.026 Saying: Lo! of old, when we were with our families, we were ever anxious;

052.027 But Allah hath been gracious unto us and hath preserved us from the torment
of the breath of Fire.

052.028 Lo! we used to pray unto Him of old. Lo! He is the Benign, the Merciful.

052.029 Therefor warn (men, O Muhammad). By the grace of Allah thou art neither
soothsayer nor madman.

052.030 Or say they: (he is) a poet, (one) for whom we may expect the accident of
time ?

052.031 Say (unto them): Except (your fill)! Lo! I am with you among the expectant.

052.032 Do their minds command them to do this, or are they an outrageous folk ?

052.033 Or say they: He hath invented it ? Nay, but they will not believe!

052.034 Then let them produce speech the like thereof, if they are truthful.
052.035 Or were they created out of naught ? Or are they the creators ?

052.036 Or did they create the heavens and the earth ? Nay, but they are sure of
nothing!

052.037 Or do they own the treasures of thy Lord ? Or have they been given charge
(thereof) ?

052.038 Or have they any stairway (unto heaven) by means of which they overhear
(decrees). Then let their listener produce some warrant manifest!

052.039 Or hath He daughters whereas ye have sons ?

052.040 Or askest thou (Muhammad) a fee from them so that they are plunged in debt
?

052.041 Or possess they the Unseen so that they can write (it) down ?

052.042 Or seek they to ensnare (the messenger) ? But those who disbelieve, they are
the ensnared!

052.043 Or have they any god beside Allah ? Glorified be Allah from all that they
ascribe as partner (unto Him)!

052.044 And if they were to see a fragment of the heaven falling, they would say: A
heap of clouds.

052.045 Then let them be (O Muhammad), till they meet their day, in which they will
be thunder-stricken,

052.046 A day in which their guile will naught avail them, nor will they be helped.

052.047 And verily, for those who do wrong, there is a punishment beyond that. But
most of them know not.

052.048 So wait patiently (O Muhammad) for thy Lord's decree, for surely thou art in
Our sight; and hymn the praise of thy Lord when thou uprisest,

052.049 And in the night-time also hymn His praise, and at the setting of the stars.

053.001 By the Star when it setteth,
053.002 Your comrade erreth not, nor is deceived;

053.003 Nor doth he speak of (his own) desire.

053.004 It is naught save an inspiration that is inspired,

053.005 Which one of mighty powers hath taught him,

053.006 One vigorous; and he grew clear to view

053.007 When he was on the uppermost horizon.

053.008 Then he drew nigh and came down

053.009 Till he was (distant) two bows' length or even nearer,

053.010 And He revealed unto His slave that which He revealed.

053.011 The heart lied not (in seeing) what it saw.

053.012 Will ye then dispute with him concerning what he seeth ?

053.013 And verily he saw him yet another time

053.014 By the lote-tree of the utmost boundary,

053.015 Nigh unto which is the Garden of Abode.

053.016 When that which shroudeth did enshroud the lote-tree,

053.017 The eye turned not aside nor yet was overbold.

053.018 Verily he saw one of the greater revelations of his Lord.

053.019 Have ye thought upon Al-Lat and Al-'Uzza

053.020 And Manat, the third, the other ?

053.021 Are yours the males and His the females ?

053.022 That indeed were an unfair division!
053.023 They are but names which ye have named, ye and your fathers, for which
Allah hath revealed no warrant. They follow but a guess and that which (they)
themselves desire. And now the guidance from their Lord hath come unto them.

053.024 Or shall man have what he coveteth ?

053.025 But unto Allah belongeth the after (life), and the former.

053.026 And how many angels are in the heavens whose intercession availeth naught
save after Allah giveth leave to whom He chooseth and accepteth.

053.027 Lo! it is those who disbelieve in the Hereafter who name the angels with the
names of females.

053.028 And they have no knowledge thereof. They follow but a guess, and lo! a
guess can never take the place of the truth.

053.029 Then withdraw (O Muhammad) from him who fleeth from Our remembrance
and desireth but the life of the world.

053.030 Such is their sum of knowledge. Lo! thy Lord is Best Aware of him who
strayeth, and He is Best Aware of him whom goeth right.

053.031 And unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in
the earth, that He may reward those who do evil with that which they have done, and
reward those who do good with goodness.

053.032 Those who avoid enormities of sin and abominations, save the unwilled
offences - (for them) lo! thy Lord is of vast mercy. He is Best Aware of you (from the
time) when He created you from the earth, and when ye were hidden in the bellies of
your mothers. Therefor ascribe not purity unto yourselves. He is Best Aware of him
who wardeth off (evil).

053.033 Didst thou (O Muhammad) observe him who turned away,

053.034 And gave a little, then was grudging ?

053.035 Hath he knowledge of the Unseen so that he seeth ?

053.036 Or hath he not had news of what is in the books of Moses
053.037 And Abraham who paid his debt:

053.038 That no laden one shall bear another's load,

053.039 And that man hath only that for which he maketh effort,

053.040 And that his effort will be seen.

053.041 And afterward he will be repaid for it with fullest payment;

053.042 And that thy Lord, He is the goal;

053.043 And that He it is who maketh laugh, and maketh weep,

053.044 And that He it is Who giveth death and giveth life;

053.045 And that He createth the two spouses, the male and the female,

053.046 From a drop (of seed) when it is poured forth;

053.047 And that He hath ordained the second bringing forth;

053.048 And that He it is Who enricheth and contenteth;

053.049 And that He it is Who is the Lord of Sirius;

053.050 And that He destroyed the former (tribe of) A'ad,

053.051 And (the tribe of) Thamud He spared not;

053.052 And the folk of Noah aforetime, Lo! they were more unjust and more
rebellious;

053.053 And Al-Mu'tafikah He destroyed

053.054 So that there covered them that which did cover.

053.055 Concerning which then, of the bounties of thy Lord, canst thou dispute ?

053.056 This is a warner of the warners of old.
053.057 The threatened Hour is nigh.

053.058 None beside Allah can disclose it.

053.059 Marvel ye then at this statement,

053.060 And laugh and not weep,

053.061 While ye amuse yourselves ?

053.062 Rather prostrate yourselves before Allah and serve Him.

054.001 The hour drew nigh and the moon was rent in twain.

054.002 And if they behold a portent they turn away and say: Prolonged illusion.

054.003 They denied (the Truth) and followed their own lusts. Yet everything will
come to a decision

054.004 And surely there hath come unto them news whereof the purport should
deter,

054.005 Effective wisdom; but warnings avail not.

054.006 So withdraw from them (O Muhammad) on the day when the Summoner
summoneth unto a painful thing.

054.007 With downcast eyes, they come forth from the graves as they were locusts
spread abroad,

054.008 Hastening toward the summoner; the disbelievers say: This is a hard day.

054.009 The folk of Noah denied before them, yea, they denied Our slave and said: A
madman; and he was repulsed.

054.010 So he cried unto his Lord, saying: I am vanquished, so give help.

054.011 Then opened We the gates of heaven with pouring water

054.012 And caused the earth to gush forth springs, so that the waters met for a
predestined purpose.
054.013 And We carried him upon a thing of planks and nails,

054.014 That ran (upon the waters) in Our sight, as a reward for him who was
rejected.

054.015 And verily We left it as a token; but is there any that remembereth ?

054.016 Then see how (dreadful) was My punishment after My warnings!

054.017 And in truth We have made the Qur'an easy to remember; but is there any
that remembereth ?

054.018 (The tribe of) A'ad rejected warnings. Then how (dreadful) was My
punishment after My warnings.

054.019 Lo! We let loose on them a raging wind on a day of constant calamity,

054.020 Sweeping men away as though they were uprooted trunks of palm-trees.

054.021 Then see how (dreadful) was My punishment after My warnings!

054.022 And in truth We have made the Qur'an easy to remember; but is there any
that remembereth ?

054.023 (The tribe of) Thamud rejected warnings

054.024 For they said; Is it a mortal man, alone among us, that we are to follow ?
Then indeed we should fall into error and madness.

054.025 Hath the remembrance been given unto him alone among us ? Nay, but he is
a rash liar.

054.026 (Unto their warner it was said): To-morrow they will know who is the rash
liar.

054.027 Lo! We are sending the she-camel as a test for them; so watch them and have
patience;

054.028 And inform them that the water is to be shared between (her and) them.
Every drinking will be witnessed.
054.029 But they call their comrade and he took and hamstrung (her).

054.030 Then see how (dreadful) was My punishment after My warnings!

054.031 Lo! We sent upon them one Shout, and they became as the dry twigs
(rejected by) the builder of a cattle-fold.

054.032 And in truth We have made the Qur'an easy to remember; but is there any
that remembereth ?

054.033 The folk of Lot rejected warnings.

054.034 Lo! We sent a storm of stones upon them (all) save the family of Lot, whom
We rescued in the last watch of the night,

054.035 As grace from Us. Thus We reward him who giveth thanks.

054.036 And he indeed had warned them of Our blow, but they did doubt the
warnings.

054.037 They even asked of him his guests for an ill purpose. Then We blinded their
eyes (and said): Taste now My punishment after My warnings!

054.038 And in truth the punishment decreed befell them early in the morning.

054.039 Now taste My punishment after My warnings!

054.040 And in truth We have made the Qur'an easy to remember; but is there any
that remembereth ?

054.041 And warnings came in truth unto the house of Pharaoh

054.042 Who denied Our revelations, every one. Therefore We grasped them with the
grasp of the Mighty, the Powerful.

054.043 Are your disbelievers better than those, or have ye some immunity in the
scriptures ?

054.044 Or say they: We are a host victorious ?
054.045 The hosts will all be routed and will turn and flee.

054.046 Nay, but the Hour (of doom) is their appointed tryst, and the Hour will be
more wretched and more bitter (than their earthly failure).

054.047 Lo! the guilty are in error and madness.

054.048 On the day when they are dragged into the Fire upon their faces (it is said
unto them): Feel the touch of hell.

054.049 Lo! We have created every thing by measure.

054.050 And Our commandment is but one (commandment), as the twinkling of an
eye.

054.051 And verily We have destroyed your fellows; but is there any that
remembereth ?

054.052 And every thing they did is in the scriptures,

054.053 And every small and great thing is recorded.

054.054 Lo! the righteous will dwell among gardens and rivers,

054.055 Firmly established in the favour of a Mighty King.

055.001 The Beneficent

055.002 Hath made known the Qur'an.

055.003 He hath created man.

055.004 He hath taught him utterance.

055.005 The sun and the moon are made punctual.

055.006 The stars and the trees adore.

055.007 And the sky He hath uplifted; and He hath set the measure,

055.008 That ye exceed not the measure,
055.009 But observe the measure strictly, nor fall short thereof.

055.010 And the earth hath He appointed for (His) creatures,

055.011 Wherein are fruit and sheathed palm-trees,

055.012 Husked grain and scented herb.

055.013 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny ?

055.014 He created man of clay like the potter's,

055.015 And the jinn did He create of smokeless fire.

055.016 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny ?

055.017 Lord of the two Easts, and Lord of the two Wests!

055.018 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny ?

055.019 He hath loosed the two seas. They meet.

055.020 There is a barrier between them. They encroach not (one upon the other).

055.021 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny ?

055.022 There cometh forth from both of them the pearl and coral-stone.

055.023 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny ?

055.024 His are the ships displayed upon the sea, like banners.

055.025 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny ?

055.026 Everyone that is thereon will pass away;
055.027 There remaineth but the Countenance of thy Lord of Might and Glory.

055.028 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny ?

055.029 All that are in the heavens and the earth entreat Him. Every day He
exerciseth (universal) power.

055.030 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny ?

055.031 We shall dispose of you, O ye two dependents (man and jinn).

055.032 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny ?

055.033 O company of jinn and men, if ye have power to penetrate (all) regions of the
heavens and the earth, then penetrate (them)! Ye will never penetrate them save with
(Our) sanction.

055.034 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny ?

055.035 There will be sent, against you both, heat of fire and flash of brass, and ye
will not escape.

055.036 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny ?

055.037 And when the heaven splitteth asunder and becometh rosy like red hide -

055.038 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny ? -

055.039 On that day neither man nor jinni will be questioned of his sin.

055.040 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny ?

055.041 The guilty will be known by their marks, and will be taken by the forelocks
and the feet.

055.042 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny ?
055.043 This is hell which the guilty deny.

055.044 They go circling round between it and fierce, boiling water.

055.045 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny ?

055.046 But for him who feareth the standing before his Lord there are two gardens.

055.047 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny ?

055.048 Of spreading branches.

055.049 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny ?

055.050 Wherein are two fountains flowing.

055.051 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny ?

055.052 Wherein is every kind of fruit in pairs.

055.053 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny ?

055.054 Reclining upon couches lined with silk brocade, the fruit of both the gardens
near to hand.

055.055 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny ?

055.056 Therein are those of modest gaze, whom neither man nor jinni will have
touched before them.

055.057 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny ?

055.058 (In beauty) like the jacynth and the coral-stone.

055.059 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny ?

055.060 Is the reward of goodness aught save goodness ?
055.061 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny ?

055.062 And beside them are two other gardens,

055.063 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny ?

055.064 Dark green with foliage.

055.065 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny ?

055.066 Wherein are two abundant springs.

055.067 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny ?

055.068 Wherein is fruit, the date-palm and pomegranate.

055.069 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny ?

055.070 Wherein (are found) the good and beautiful -

055.071 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny ? -

055.072 Fair ones, close-guarded in pavilions -

055.073 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny ? -

055.074 Whom neither man nor jinni will have touched before them -

055.075 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny ?

055.076 Reclining on green cushions and fair carpets.

055.077 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny ?

055.078 Blessed be the name of thy Lord, Mighty and glorious!
056.001 When the event befalleth -

056.002 There is no denying that it will befall -

056.003 Abasing (some), exalting (others);

056.004 When the earth is shaken with a shock

056.005 And the hills are ground to powder

056.006 So that they become a scattered dust,

056.007 And ye will be three kinds:

056.008 (First) those on the right hand; what of those on the right hand ?

056.009 And (then) those on the left hand; what of those on the left hand ?

056.010 And the foremost in the race, the foremost in the race:

056.011 Those are they who will be brought nigh

056.012 In gardens of delight;

056.013 A multitude of those of old

056.014 And a few of those of later time.

056.015 On lined couches,

056.016 Reclining therein face to face.

056.017 There wait on them immortal youths

056.018 With bowls and ewers and a cup from a pure spring

056.019 Wherefrom they get no aching of the head nor any madness,

056.020 And fruit that they prefer
056.021 And flesh of fowls that they desire.

056.022 And (there are) fair ones with wide, lovely eyes,

056.023 Like unto hidden pearls,

056.024 Reward for what they used to do.

056.025 There hear they no vain speaking nor recrimination

056.026 (Naught) but the saying: Peace, (and again) Peace.

056.027 And those on the right hand; what of those on the right hand ?

056.028 Among thornless lote-trees

056.029 And clustered plantains,

056.030 And spreading shade,

056.031 And water gushing,

056.032 And fruit in plenty

056.033 Neither out of reach nor yet forbidden,

056.034 And raised couches;

056.035 Lo! We have created them a (new) creation

056.036 And made them virgins,

056.037 Lovers, friends,

056.038 For those on the right hand;

056.039 A multitude of those of old

056.040 And a multitude of those of later time.

056.041 And those on the left hand: What of those on the left hand ?
056.042 In scorching wind and scalding water

056.043 And shadow of black smoke,

056.044 Neither cool nor refreshing.

056.045 Lo! heretofore they were effete with luxury

056.046 And used to persist in the awful sin.

056.047 And they used to say: When we are dead and have become dust and bones,
shall we then, forsooth, be raised again,

056.048 And also our forefathers ?

056.049 Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Lo! those of old and those of later time

056.050 Will all be brought together to the tryst of an appointed day.

056.051 Then lo! ye, the erring, the deniers,

056.052 Ye verily will eat of a tree called Zaqqum

056.053 And will fill your bellies therewith;

056.054 And thereon ye will drink of boiling water,

056.055 Drinking even as the camel drinketh.

056.056 This will be their welcome on the Day of Judgment.

056.057 We created you. Will ye then admit the truth ?

056.058 Have ye seen that which ye emit ?

056.059 Do ye create it or are We the Creator ?

056.060 We mete out death among you, and We are not to be outrun,

056.061 That We may transfigure you and make you what ye know not.
056.062 And verily ye know the first creation. Why, then, do ye not reflect ?

056.063 Have ye seen that which ye cultivate ?

056.064 Is it ye who foster it, or are We the Fosterer ?

056.065 If We willed, We verily could make it chaff, then would ye cease not to
exclaim:

056.066 Lo! we are laden with debt!

056.067 Nay, but we are deprived!

056.068 Have ye observed the water which ye drink ?

056.069 Is it ye who shed it from the raincloud, or are We the Shedder ?

056.070 If We willed We verily could make it bitter. Why then, give ye not thanks ?

056.071 Have ye observed the fire which ye strike out;

056.072 Was it ye who made the tree thereof to grow, or were We the grower ?

056.073 We, even We, appointed it a memorial and a comfort for the dwellers in the
wilderness.

056.074 Therefor (O Muhammad), praise the name of thy Lord, the Tremendous.

056.075 Nay, I swear by the places of the stars -

056.076 And lo! that verily is a tremendous oath, if ye but knew -

056.077 That (this) is indeed a noble Qur'an

056.078 In a Book kept hidden

056.079 Which none toucheth save the purified,

056.080 A revelation from the Lord of the Worlds.
056.081 Is it this Statement that ye scorn,

056.082 And make denial thereof your livelihood ?

056.083 Why, then, when (the soul) cometh up to the throat (of the dying)

056.084 And ye are at that moment looking

056.085 - And We are nearer unto him than ye are, but ye see not -

056.086 Why then, if ye are not in bondage (unto Us),

056.087 Do ye not force it back, if ye are truthful ?

056.088 Thus if he is of those brought nigh,

056.089 Then breath of life, and plenty, and a Garden of delight.

056.090 And if he is of those on the right hand,

056.091 Then (the greeting) "Peace be unto thee" from those on the right hand.

056.092 But if he is of the rejecters, the erring,

056.093 Then the welcome will be boiling water

056.094 And roasting at hell-fire.

056.095 Lo! this is certain truth.

056.096 Therefor (O Muhammad) praise the name of thy Lord, the Tremendous.

057.001 All that is in the heavens and the earth glorifieth Allah; and He is the Mighty,
the Wise.

057.002 His is the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth; He quickeneth and He
giveth death; and He is Able to do all things.

057.003 He is the First and the Last, and the Outward and the Inward; and He is
Knower of all things.
057.004 He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days; then He mounted
the Throne. He knoweth all that entereth the earth and all that emergeth therefrom and
all that cometh down from the sky and all that ascendeth therein; and He is with you
wheresoever ye may be. And Allah is Seer of what ye do.

057.005 His is the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth, and unto Allah (all)
things are brought back.

057.006 He causeth the night to pass into the day, and He causeth the day to pass into
the night, and He is knower of all that is in the breasts.

057.007 Believe in Allah and His messenger, and spend of that whereof He hath
made you trustees; and such of you as believe and spend (aright), theirs will be a great
reward.

057.008 What aileth you that ye believe not in Allah, when the messenger calleth you
to believe in your Lord, and He hath already made a covenant with you, if ye are
believers ?

057.009 He it is Who sendeth down clear revelations unto His slave, that He may
bring you forth from darkness unto light; and lo! for you, Allah is Full of Pity,
Merciful.

057.010 And what aileth you that ye spend not in the way of Allah when unto Allah
belongeth the inheritance of the heavens and the earth ? Those who spent and fought
before the victory are not upon a level (with the rest of you). Such are greater in rank
than those who spent and fought afterwards. Unto each hath Allah promised good.
And Allah is Informed of what ye do.

057.011 Who is he that will lend unto Allah a goodly loan, that He may double it for
him and his may be a rich reward ?

057.012 On the day when thou (Muhammad) wilt see the believers, men and women,
their light shining forth before them and on their right hands, (and wilt hear it said
unto them): Glad news for you this day: Gardens underneath which rivers flow,
wherein ye are immortal. That is the supreme triumph.

057.013 On the day when the hypocritical men and the hypocritical women will say
unto those who believe: Look on us that we may borrow from your light! it will be
said: Go back and seek for light! Then there will separate them a wall wherein is a
gate, the inner side whereof containeth mercy, while the outer side thereof is toward
the doom.
057.014 They will cry unto them (saying): Were we not with you ? They will say:
Yea, verily; but ye tempted one another, and hesitated, and doubted, and vain desires
beguiled you till the ordinance of Allah came to pass; and the deceiver deceived you
concerning Allah;

057.015 So this day no ransom can be taken from you nor from those who
disbelieved. Your home is the Fire; that is your patron, and a hapless journey's end.

057.016 Is not the time ripe for the hearts of those who believe to submit to Allah's
reminder and to the truth which is revealed, that they become not as those who
received the scripture of old but the term was prolonged for them and so their hearts
were hardened, and many of them are evil-livers.

057.017 Know that Allah quickeneth the earth after its death. We have made clear
Our revelations for you, that haply ye may understand.

057.018 Lo! those who give alms, both men and women, and lend unto Allah a
goodly loan, it will be doubled for them, and theirs will be a rich reward.

057.019 And those who believe in Allah and His messengers, they are the loyal, and
the martyrs are with their Lord; they have their reward and their light; while as for
those who disbelieve and deny Our revelations, they are owners of hell-fire.

057.020 Know that the life of the world is only play, and idle talk, and pageantry, and
boasting among you, and rivalry in respect of wealth and children; as the likeness of
vegetation after rain, whereof the growth is pleasing to the husbandman, but afterward
it drieth up and thou seest it turning yellow, then it becometh straw. And in the
Hereafter there is grievous punishment, and (also) forgiveness from Allah and His
good pleasure, whereas the life of the world is but matter of illusion.

057.021 Race one with another for forgiveness from your Lord and a Garden whereof
the breadth is as the breadth of the heavens and the earth, which is in store for those
who believe in Allah and His messengers. Such is the bounty of Allah, which He
bestoweth upon whom He will, and Allah is of Infinite Bounty.

057.022 Naught of disaster befalleth in the earth or in yourselves but it is in a Book
before we bring it into being - Lo! that is easy for Allah -
057.023 That ye grieve not for the sake of that which hath escaped you, nor yet exult
because of that which hath been given. Allah loveth not all prideful boasters,

057.024 Who hoard and who enjoin upon the people avarice. And whosoever turneth
away, still Allah is the Absolute, the Owner of Praise.

057.025 We verily sent Our messengers with clear proofs, and revealed with them the
Scripture and the Balance, that mankind may observe right measure; and He revealed
iron, wherein is mighty power and (many) uses for mankind, and that Allah may
know him who helpeth Him and His messengers, though unseen. Lo! Allah is Strong,
Almighty.

057.026 And We verily sent Noah and Abraham and placed the prophethood and the
scripture among their seed, and among them there is he who goeth right, but many of
them are evil-livers.

057.027 Then We caused Our messengers to follow in their footsteps; and We caused
Jesus, son of Mary, to follow, and gave him the Gospel, and placed compassion and
mercy in the hearts of those who followed him. But monasticism they invented - We
ordained it not for them - only seeking Allah's pleasure, and they observed it not with
right observance. So We give those of them who believe their reward, but many of
them are evil-livers.

057.028 O ye who believe! Be mindful of your duty to Allah and put faith in His
messenger. He will give you twofold of His mercy and will appoint for you a light
wherein ye shall walk, and will forgive you. Allah is Forgiving, Merciful;

057.029 That the People of the Scripture may know that they control naught of the
bounty of Allah, but that the bounty is in Allah's hand to give to whom He will. And
Allah is of Infinite Bounty.

058.001 Allah hath heard the saying of her that disputeth with thee (Muhammad)
concerning her husband, and complaineth unto Allah. And Allah heareth your
colloquy. Lo! Allah is Hearer, Knower.

058.002 Such of you as put away your wives (by saying they are as their mothers) -
They are not their mothers; none are their mothers except those who gave them birth -
they indeed utter an ill word and a lie. And lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
058.003 Those who put away their wives (by saying they are as their mothers) and
afterward would go back on that which they have said, (the penalty) in that case (is)
the freeing of a slave before they touch one another. Unto this ye are exhorted; and
Allah is Informed of what ye do.

058.004 And he who findeth not (the wherewithal), let him fast for two successive
months before they touch one another; and for him who is unable to do so (the
penance is) the feeding of sixty needy ones. This, that ye may put trust in Allah and
His messenger. Such are the limits (imposed by Allah); and for disbelievers is a
painful doom.

058.005 Lo! those who oppose Allah and His messenger will be abased even as those
before them were abased; and We have sent down clear tokens, and for disbelievers is
a shameful doom

058.006 On the day when Allah will raise them all together and inform them of what
they did. Allah hath kept account of it while they forgot it. And Allah is Witness over
all things.

058.007 Hast thou not seen that Allah knoweth all that is in the heavens and all that is
in the earth ? There is no secret conference of three but He is their fourth, nor of five
but He is their sixth, nor of less than that or more but He is with them wheresoever
they may be; and afterward, on the Day of Resurrection, He will inform them of what
they did. Lo! Allah is Knower of all things.

058.008 Hast thou not observed those who were forbidden conspiracy and afterward
returned to that which they had been forbidden, and (now) conspire together for crime
and wrongdoing and disobedience toward the messenger ? And when they come unto
thee they greet thee with a greeting wherewith Allah greeteth thee not, and say within
themselves: Why should Allah punish us for what we say ? Hell will suffice them;
they will feel the heat thereof - a hapless journey's end!

058.009 O ye who believe! When ye conspire together, conspire not together for
crime and wrongdoing and disobedience toward the messenger, but conspire together
for righteousness and piety, and keep your duty toward Allah, unto whom ye will be
gathered.

058.010 Lo! Conspiracy is only of the devil, that he may vex those who believe; but
he can harm them not at all unless by Allah's leave. In Allah let believers put their
trust.
058.011 O ye who believe! when it is said unto you, Make room! in assemblies, then
make room; Allah will make way for you (hereafter). And when it is said, Come up
higher! go up higher; Allah will exalt those who believe among you, and those who
have knowledge, to high ranks. Allah is Informed of what ye do.

058.012 O ye who believe! When ye hold conference with the messenger, offer an
alms before your conference. That is better and purer for you. But if ye cannot find
(the wherewithal) then lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

058.013 Fear ye to offer alms before your conference ? Then, when ye do it not and
Allah hath forgiven you, establish worship and pay the poor-due and obey Allah and
His messenger. And Allah is Aware of what ye do.

058.014 Hast thou not seen those who take for friends a folk with whom Allah is
wroth ? They are neither of you nor of them, and they swear a false oath knowingly.

058.015 Allah hath prepared for them a dreadful doom. Evil indeed is that which they
are wont to do.

058.016 They make a shelter of their oaths and turn (men) from the way of Allah; so
theirs will be a shameful doom.

058.017 Their wealth and their children will avail them naught against Allah. Such
are rightful owners of the Fire; they will abide therein.

058.018 On the day when Allah will raise them all together, then will they swear unto
Him as they (now) swear unto you, and they will fancy that they have some standing.
Lo! is it not they who are the liars ?

058.019 The devil hath engrossed them and so hath caused them to forget
remembrance of Allah. They are the devil's party. Lo! is it not the devil's party who
will be the losers ?

058.020 Lo! those who oppose Allah and His messenger, they will be among the
lowest.

058.021 Allah hath decreed: Lo! I verily shall conquer, I and My messengers. Lo!
Allah is Strong, Almighty.
058.022 Thou wilt not find folk who believe in Allah and the Last Day loving those
who oppose Allah and His messenger, even though they be their fathers or their sons
or their brethren or their clan. As for such, He hath written faith upon their hearts and
hath strengthened them with a Spirit from Him, and He will bring them into Gardens
underneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide. Allah is well pleased with
them, and they are well pleased with Him. They are Allah's party. Lo! is it not Allah's
party who are the successful ?

059.001 All that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth glorifieth Allah, and He is
the Mighty, the Wise.

059.002 He it is Who hath caused those of the People of the Scripture who
disbelieved to go forth from their homes unto the first exile. Ye deemed not that they
would go forth, while they deemed that their strongholds would protect them from
Allah. But Allah reached them from a place whereof they recked not, and cast terror
in their hearts so that they ruined their houses with their own hands and the hands of
the believers. So learn a lesson, O ye who have eyes!

059.003 And if Allah had not decreed migration for them, He verily would have
punished them in the world, and theirs in the Hereafter is the punishment of the Fire.

059.004 That is because they were opposed to Allah and His messenger; and whoso is
opposed to Allah, (for him) verily Allah is stern in reprisal.

059.005 Whatsoever palm-trees ye cut down or left standing on their roots, it was by
Allah's leave, in order that He might confound the evil-livers.

059.006 And that which Allah gave as spoil unto His messenger from them, ye urged
not any horse or riding-camel for the sake thereof, but Allah giveth His messenger
lordship over whom He will. Allah is Able to do all things.

059.007 That which Allah giveth as spoil unto His messenger from the people of the
townships, it is for Allah and His messenger and for the near of kin and the orphans
and the needy and the wayfarer, that it become not a commodity between the rich
among you. And whatsoever the messenger giveth you, take it. And whatsoever he
forbiddeth, abstain (from it). And keep your duty to Allah. Lo! Allah is stern in
reprisal.
059.008 And (it is) for the poor fugitives who have been driven out from their homes
and their belongings, who seek bounty from Allah and help Allah and His messenger.
They are the loyal.

059.009 Those who entered the city and the faith before them love those who flee
unto them for refuge, and find in their breasts no need for that which hath been given
them, but prefer (the fugitives) above themselves though poverty become their lot.
And whoso is saved from his own avarice - such are they who are successful.

059.010 And those who came (into the faith) after them say: Our Lord! Forgive us
and our brethren who were before us in the faith, and place not in our hearts any
rancour toward those who believe. Our Lord! Thou art Full of Pity, Merciful.

059.011 Hast thou not observed those who are hypocrites, (how) they tell their
brethren who disbelieve among the People of the Scripture: If ye are driven out, we
surely will go out with you, and we will never obey anyone against you, and if ye are
attacked we verily will help you. And Allah beareth witness that they verily are liars.

059.012 (For) indeed if they are driven out they go not out with them, and indeed if
they are attacked they help them not, and indeed if they had helped them they would
have turned and fled, and then they would not have been victorious.

059.013 Ye are more awful as a fear in their bosoms than Allah. That is because they
are a folk who understand not.

059.014 They will not fight against you in a body save in fortified villages or from
behind walls. Their adversity among themselves is very great. Ye think of them as a
whole whereas their hearts are divers. That is because they are a folk who have no
sense.

059.015 On the likeness of those (who suffered) a short time before them, they taste
the ill-effects of their own conduct, and theirs is painful punishment.

059.016 (And the hypocrites are) on the likeness of the devil when he telleth man to
disbelieve, then, when he disbelieveth saith: Lo! I am quit of thee. Lo! I fear Allah,
the Lord of the Worlds.

059.017 And the consequence for both will be that they are in the Fire, therein
abiding. Such is the reward of evil-doers.
059.018 O ye who believe! Observe your duty to Allah. And let every soul look to
that which it sendeth on before for the morrow. And observe your duty to Allah. Lo!
Allah is Informed of what ye do.

059.019 And be not ye as those who forgot Allah, therefor He caused them to forget
their souls. Such are the evil-doers.

059.020 Not equal are the owners of the Fire and the owners of the Garden. The
owners of the Garden, they are the victorious.

059.021 If We had caused this Qur'an to descend upon a mountain, thou (O
Muhammad) verily hadst seen it humbled, rent asunder by the fear of Allah. Such
similitudes coin We for mankind that haply they may reflect.

059.022 He is Allah, than Whom there is no other God, the Knower of the Invisible
and the Visible. He is the Beneficent, Merciful.

059.023 He is Allah, than Whom there is no other God, the Sovereign Lord, the Holy
One, Peace, the Keeper of Faith, the Guardian, the Majestic, the Compeller, the
Superb. Glorified be Allah from all that they ascribe as partner (unto Him).

059.024 He is Allah, the Creator, the Shaper out of naught, the Fashioner. His are the
most beautiful names. All that is in the heavens and the earth glorifieth Him, and He
is the Mighty, the Wise.

060.001 O ye who believe! Choose not My enemy and your enemy for allies. Do ye
give them friendship when they disbelieve in that truth which hath come unto you,
driving out the messenger and you because ye believe in Allah, your Lord ? If ye have
come forth to strive in My way and seeking My good pleasure, (show them not
friendship). Do ye show friendship unto them in secret, when I am Best Aware of
what ye hide and what ye proclaim ? And whosoever doeth it among you, he verily
hath strayed from the right way.

060.002 If they have the upper hand of you, they will be your foes, and will stretch
out their hands and their tongues toward you with evil (intent), and they long for you
to disbelieve.

060.003 Your ties of kindred and your children will avail you naught upon the Day of
Resurrection. He will part you. Allah is Seer of what ye do.
060.004 There is a goodly pattern for you in Abraham and those with him, when they
told their folk: Lo! we are guiltless of you and all that ye worship beside Allah. We
have done with you. And there hath arisen between us and you hostility and hate for
ever until ye believe in Allah only - save that which Abraham promised his father
(when he said): I will ask forgiveness for thee, though I own nothing for thee from
Allah - Our Lord! In Thee we put our trust, and unto Thee we turn repentant, and unto
Thee is the journeying.

060.005 Our Lord! Make us not a prey for those who disbelieve, and forgive us, our
Lord! Lo! Thou, only Thou, are the Mighty, the Wise.

060.006 Verily ye have in them a goodly pattern for everyone who looketh to Allah
and the Last Day. And whosoever may turn away, lo! still Allah, He is the Absolute,
the Owner of Praise.

060.007 It may be that Allah will ordain love between you and those of them with
whom ye are at enmity. Allah is Mighty, and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

060.008 Allah forbiddeth you not those who warred not against you on account of
religion and drove you not out from your homes, that ye should show them kindness
and deal justly with them. Lo! Allah loveth the just dealers.

060.009 Allah forbiddeth you only those who warred against you on account of
religion and have driven you out from your homes and helped to drive you out, that
ye make friends of them. Whosoever maketh friends of them - (All) such are wrong-
doers.

060.010 O ye who believe! When believing women come unto you as fugitives,
examine them. Allah is Best Aware of their faith. Then, if ye know them for true
believers, send them not back unto the disbelievers. They are not lawful for them (the
disbelievers), nor are they (the disbelievers) lawful for them. And give them (the
disbelievers) that which they have spent (upon them). And it is no sin for you to
marry such women when ye have given them their dues. And hold not to the ties of
disbelieving women; and ask for (the return of) that which ye have spent; and let them
(the disbelievers) ask for that which they have spent. That is the judgment of Allah.
He judgeth between you. Allah is Knower, Wise.

060.011 And if any of your wives have gone from you unto the disbelievers and
afterward ye have your turn (of triumph), then give unto those whose wives have
gone the like of that which they have spent, and keep your duty to Allah in Whom ye
are believers.
060.012 O Prophet! If believing women come unto thee, taking oath of allegiance
unto thee that they will ascribe no thing as partner unto Allah, and will neither steal
nor commit adultery nor kill their children, nor produce any lie that they have devised
between their hands and feet, nor disobey thee in what is right, then accept their
allegiance and ask Allah to forgive them. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

060.013 O ye who believe! Be not friendly with a folk with whom Allah is wroth, (a
folk) who have despaired of the Hereafter as the disbelievers despair of those who are
in the graves.

061.001 All that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth glorifieth Allah, and He is
the Mighty, the Wise.

061.002 O ye who believe! Why say ye that which ye do not ?

061.003 It is most hateful in the sight of Allah that ye say that which ye do not.

061.004 Lo! Allah loveth them who battle for His cause in ranks, as if they were a
solid structure.

061.005 And (remember) when Moses said unto his people: O my people! Why
persecute ye me, when ye well know that I am Allah's messenger unto you ? So when
they went astray Allah sent their hearts astray. And Allah guideth not the evil-living
folk.

061.006 And when Jesus son of Mary said: O Children of Israel! Lo! I am the
messenger of Allah unto you, confirming that which was (revealed) before me in the
Torah, and bringing good tidings of a messenger who cometh after me, whose name
is the Praised One. Yet when he hath come unto them with clear proofs, they say:
This is mere magic.

061.007 And who doeth greater wrong than he who inventeth a lie against Allah when
he is summoned unto Al-Islam ? And Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk.

061.008 Fain would they put out the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah will
perfect His light however much the disbelievers are averse.

061.009 He it is Who hath sent His messenger with the guidance and the religion of
truth, that He may make it conqueror of all religion however much idolaters may be
averse.
061.010 O ye who believe! Shall I show you a commerce that will save you from a
painful doom ?

061.011 Ye should believe in Allah and His messenger, and should strive for the
cause of Allah with your wealth and your lives. That is better for you, if ye did but
know.

061.012 He will forgive you your sins and bring you into Gardens underneath which
rivers flow, and pleasant dwellings in Gardens of Eden. That is the supreme triumph.

061.013 And (He will give you) another (blessing) which ye love: help from Allah
and present victory. Give good tidings (O Muhammad) to believers.

061.014 O ye who believe! Be Allah's helpers, even as Jesus son of Mary said unto
the disciples: Who are my helpers for Allah ? They said: We are Allah's helpers. And
a party of the Children of Israel believed, while a party disbelieved. Then We
strengthened those who believed against their foe, and they became the uppermost.

062.001 All that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth glorifieth Allah, the
Sovereign Lord, the Holy One, the Mighty, the Wise.

062.002 He it is Who hath sent among the unlettered ones a messenger of their own,
to recite unto them His revelations and to make them grow, and to teach them the
Scripture and wisdom, though heretofore they were indeed in error manifest,

062.003 Along with others of them who have not yet joined them. He is the Mighty,
the Wise.

062.004 That is the bounty of Allah; which He giveth unto whom He will. Allah is of
Infinite Bounty.

062.005 The likeness of those who are entrusted with the Law of Moses, yet apply it
not, is as the likeness of the ass carrying books. Wretched is the likeness of folk who
deny the revelations of Allah. And Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk.

062.006 Say (O Muhammad): O ye who are Jews! If ye claim that ye are favoured of
Allah apart from (all) mankind, then long for death if ye are truthful.
062.007 But they will never long for it because of all that their own hands have sent
before, and Allah is Aware of evil-doers.

062.008 Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Lo! the death from which ye shrink will
surely meet you, and afterward ye will be returned unto the Knower of the Invisible
and the Visible, and He will tell you what ye used to do.

062.009 O ye who believe! When the call is heard for the prayer of the day of
congregation, haste unto remembrance of Allah and leave your trading. That is better
for you if ye did but know.

062.010 And when the prayer is ended, then disperse in the land and seek of Allah's
bounty, and remember Allah much, that ye may be successful.

062.011 But when they spy some merchandise or pastime they break away to it and
leave thee standing. Say: That which Allah hath is better than pastime and than
merchandise, and Allah is the Best of providers.

063.001 When the hypocrites come unto thee (O Muhammad), they say: We bear
witness that thou art indeed Allah's messenger. And Allah knoweth that thou art
indeed His messenger, and Allah beareth witness that the hypocrites indeed are
speaking falsely.

063.002 They make their faith a pretext so that they may turn (men) from the way of
Allah. Verily evil is that which they are wont to do,

063.003 That is because they believed, then disbelieved, therefore their hearts are
sealed so that they understand not.

063.004 And when thou seest them their figures please thee; and if they speak thou
givest ear unto their speech. (They are) as though they were blocks of wood in striped
cloaks. They deem every shout to be against them. They are the enemy, so beware of
them. Allah confound them! How they are perverted!

063.005 And when it is said unto them: Come! The messenger of Allah will ask
forgiveness for you! they avert their faces and thou seest them turning away,
disdainful.

063.006 Whether thou ask forgiveness for them or ask not forgiveness for them is all
one for them; Allah will not forgive them. Lo! Allah guideth not the evil-living folk.
063.007 They it is who say: Spend not on behalf of those (who dwell) with Allah's
messenger that they may disperse (and go away from you); when Allah's are the
treasures of the heavens and the earth; but the hypocrites comprehend not.

063.008 They say: Surely, if we return to Al-Madinah the mightier will soon drive out
the weaker; when might belongeth to Allah and to His messenger and to the believers;
but the hypocrites know not.

063.009 O ye who believe! Let not your wealth nor your children distract you from
remembrance of Allah. Those who do so, they are the losers.

063.010 And spend of that wherewith We have provided you before death cometh
unto one of you and he saith: My Lord! If only thou wouldst reprieve me for a little
while, then I would give alms and be among the righteous.

063.011 But Allah reprieveth no soul when its term cometh, and Allah is Informed of
what ye do.

064.001 All that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth glorifieth Allah; unto
Him belongeth Sovereignty and unto Him belongeth praise, and He is Able to do all
things.

064.002 He it is Who created you, but one of you is a disbeliever and one of you is a
believer, and Allah is Seer of what ye do.

064.003 He created the heavens and the earth with truth, and He shaped you and
made good your shapes, and unto Him is the journeying.

064.004 He knoweth all that is in the heavens and the earth, and He knoweth what ye
conceal and what ye publish. And Allah is Aware of what is in the breasts (of men).

064.005 Hath not the story reached you of those who disbelieved of old and so did
taste the ill-effects of their conduct, and theirs will be a painful doom.

064.006 That was because their messengers (from Allah) kept coming unto them with
clear proofs (of Allah's Sovereignty), but they said: Shall mere mortals guide us ? So
they disbelieved and turned away, and Allah was independent (of them). Allah is
Absolute, Owner of Praise.
064.007 Those who disbelieve assert that they will not be raised again. Say (unto
them, O Muhammad): Yea, verily, by my Lord! ye will be raised again and then ye
will be informed of what ye did; and that is easy for Allah.

064.008 So believe in Allah and His messenger and the light which We have
revealed. And Allah is Informed of what ye do.

064.009 The day when He shall gather you unto the Day of Assembling, that will be a
day of mutual disillusion. And whoso believeth in Allah and doeth right, He will
remit from him his evil deeds and will bring him unto Gardens underneath which
rivers flow, therein to abide for ever. That is the supreme triumph.

064.010 But those who disbelieve and deny Our revelations, such are owners of the
Fire; they will abide therein - a hapless journey's end!

064.011 No calamity befalleth save by Allah's leave. And whosoever believeth in
Allah, He guideth his heart. And Allah is Knower of all things.

064.012 Obey Allah and obey His messenger; but if ye turn away, then the duty of
Our messenger is only to convey (the message) plainly.

064.013 Allah! There is no God save Him. In Allah, therefore, let believers put their
trust.

064.014 O ye who believe! Lo! among your wives and your children there are
enemies for you, therefor beware of them. And if ye efface and overlook and forgive,
then lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

064.015 Your wealth and your children are only a temptation, whereas Allah! with
Him is an immense reward.

064.016 So keep your duty to Allah as best ye can, and listen, and obey, and spend;
that is better for your souls. And whoso is saved from his own greed, such are the
successful.

064.017 If ye lend unto Allah a goodly loan, He will double it for you and will
forgive you, for Allah is Responsive, Clement,

064.018 Knower of the Invisible and the Visible, the Mighty, the Wise.
065.001 O Prophet! When ye (men) put away women, put them away for their (legal)
period and reckon the period, and keep your duty to Allah, your Lord. Expel them not
from their houses nor let them go forth unless they commit open immorality. Such are
the limits (imposed by) Allah; and whoso transgresseth Allah's limits, he verily
wrongeth his soul. Thou knowest not: it may be that Allah will afterward bring some
new thing to pass.

065.002 Then, when they have reached their term, take them back in kindness or part
from them in kindness, and call to witness two just men among you, and keep your
testimony upright for Allah. Whoso believeth in Allah and the Last Day is exhorted to
act thus. And whosoever keepeth his duty to Allah, Allah will appoint a way out for
him,

065.003 And will provide for him from (a quarter) whence he hath no expectation.
And whosoever putteth his trust in Allah, He will suffice him. Lo! Allah bringeth His
command to pass. Allah hath set a measure for all things.

065.004 And for such of your women as despair of menstruation, if ye doubt, their
period (of waiting) shall be three months, along with those who have it not. And for
those with child, their period shall be till they bring forth their burden. And
whosoever keepeth his duty to Allah, He maketh his course easy for him.

065.005 That is the commandment of Allah which He revealeth unto you. And whoso
keepeth his duty to Allah, He will remit from him his evil deeds and magnify reward
for him.

065.006 Lodge them where ye dwell, according to your wealth, and harass them not
so as to straiten life for them. And if they are with child, then spend for them till they
bring forth their burden. Then, if they give suck for you, give them their due payment
and consult together in kindness; but if ye make difficulties for one another, then let
some other woman give suck for him (the father of the child).

065.007 Let him who hath abundance spend of his abundance, and he whose
provision is measured, let him spend of that which Allah hath given him. Allah asketh
naught of any soul save that which He hath given it. Allah will vouchsafe, after
hardship, ease.

065.008 And how many a community revolted against the ordinance of its Lord and
His messengers, and We called it to a stern account and punished it with dire
punishment,
065.009 So that it tasted the ill-effects of its conduct, and the consequence of its
conduct was loss.

065.010 Allah hath prepared for them stern punishment; so keep your duty to Allah,
O men of understanding! O ye who believe! Now Allah hath sent down unto you a
reminder,

065.011 A messenger reciting unto you the revelations of Allah made plain, that He
may bring forth those who believe and do good works from darkness unto light. And
whosoever believeth in Allah and doeth right, He will bring him into Gardens
underneath which rivers flow, therein to abide for ever. Allah hath made good
provision for him.

065.012 Allah it is who hath created seven heavens, and of the earth the like thereof.
The commandment cometh down among them slowly, that ye may know that Allah is
Able to do all things, and that Allah surroundeth all things in knowledge.

066.001 O Prophet! Why bannest thou that which Allah hath made lawful for thee,
seeking to please thy wives ? And Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

066.002 Allah hath made lawful for you (Muslims) absolution from your oaths (of
such a kind), and Allah is your Protector. He is the Knower, the Wise.

066.003 When the Prophet confided a fact unto one of his wives and when she
afterward divulged it and Allah apprised him thereof, he made known (to her) part
thereof and passed over part. And when he told it her she said: Who hath told thee ?
He said: The Knower, the Aware hath told me.

066.004 If ye twain turn unto Allah repentant, (ye have cause to do so) for your hearts
desired (the ban); and if ye aid one another against him (Muhammad) then lo! Allah,
even He, is his Protecting Friend, and Gabriel and the righteous among the believers;
and furthermore the angels are his helpers.

066.005 It may happen that his Lord, if he divorce you, will give him in your stead
wives better than you, submissive (to Allah), believing, pious, penitent, devout,
inclined to fasting, widows and maids.

066.006 O ye who believe! Ward off from yourselves and your families a Fire
whereof the fuel is men and stones, over which are set angels strong, severe, who
resist not Allah in that which He commandeth them, but do that which they are
commanded.
066.007 (Then it will be said): O ye who disbelieve! Make no excuses for yourselves
this day. Ye are only being paid for what ye used to do.

066.008 O ye who believe! Turn unto Allah in sincere repentance! It may be that your
Lord will remit from you your evil deeds and bring you into Gardens underneath
which rivers flow, on the day when Allah will not abase the Prophet and those who
believe with him. Their light will run before them and on their right hands; they will
say: Our Lord! Perfect our light for us, and forgive us! Lo! Thou art Able to do all
things.

066.009 O Prophet! Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be stern
with them. Hell will be their home, a hapless journey's end.

066.010 Allah citeth an example for those who disbelieve: the wife of Noah and the
wife of Lot, who were under two of Our righteous slaves yet betrayed them so that
they (the husbands) availed them naught against Allah and it was said (unto them):
Enter the Fire along with those who enter.

066.011 And Allah citeth an example for those who believe: the wife of Pharaoh
when she said: My Lord! Build for me a home with thee in the Garden, and deliver
me from Pharaoh and his work, and deliver me from evil-doing folk;

066.012 And Mary, daughter of 'Imran, whose body was chaste, therefor We breathed
therein something of Our Spirit. And she put faith in the words of her Lord and His
scriptures, and was of the obedient.

067.001 Blessed is He in Whose hand is the Sovereignty, and, He is Able to do all
things.

067.002 Who hath created life and death that He may try you which of you is best in
conduct; and He is the Mighty, the Forgiving,

067.003 Who hath created seven heavens in harmony. Thou (Muhammad) canst see
no fault in the Beneficent One's creation; then look again: Canst thou see any rifts ?

067.004 Then look again and yet again, thy sight will return unto thee weakened and
made dim.

067.005 And verily We have beautified the world's heaven with lamps, and We have
made them missiles for the devils, and for them We have prepared the doom of flame.
067.006 And for those who disbelieve in their Lord there is the doom of hell, a
hapless journey's end!

067.007 When they are flung therein they hear its roaring as it boileth up,

067.008 As it would burst with rage. Whenever a (fresh) host is flung therein the
wardens thereof ask them: Came there unto you no warner ?

067.009 They say: Yea, verily, a warner came unto us; but we denied and said: Allah
hath naught revealed; ye are in naught but a great error.

067.010 And they say: Had we been wont to listen or have sense, we had not been
among the dwellers in the flames.

067.011 So they acknowledge their sins; but far removed (from mercy) are the
dwellers in the flames.

067.012 Lo! those who fear their Lord in secret, theirs will be forgiveness and a great
reward.

067.013 And keep your opinion secret or proclaim it, lo! He is Knower of all that is in
the breasts (of men).

067.014 Should He not know what He created ? And He is the Subtile, the Aware.

067.015 He it is Who hath made the earth subservient unto you, so Walk in the paths
thereof and eat of His providence. And unto Him will be the resurrection (of the
dead).

067.016 Have ye taken security from Him Who is in the heaven that He will not cause
the earth to swallow you when lo! it is convulsed ?

067.017 Or have ye taken security from Him Who is in the heaven that He will not let
loose on you a hurricane ? But ye shall know the manner of My warning.

067.018 And verily those before them denied, then (see) the manner of My wrath
(with them)!

067.019 Have they not seen the birds above them spreading out their wings and
closing them ? Naught upholdeth them save the Beneficent. Lo! He is Seer of all
things.
067.020 Or who is he that will be an army unto you to help you instead of the
Beneficent ? The disbelievers are in naught but illusion.

067.021 Or who is he that will provide for you if He should withhold His providence
? Nay, but they are set in pride and frowardness.

067.022 Is he who goeth groping on his face more rightly guided, or he who walketh
upright on a straight road ?

067.023 Say (unto them, O Muhammad): He it is who gave you being, and hath
assigned unto you ears and eyes and hearts. Small thanks give ye!

067.024 Say: He it is Who multiplieth you in the earth, and unto Whom ye will be
gathered.

067.025 And they say: When (will) this promise (be fulfilled), if ye are truthful ?

067.026 Say: The knowledge is with Allah only, and I am but a plain warner;

067.027 But when they see it nigh, the faces of those who disbelieve will be awry,
and it will be said (unto them): This is that for which ye used to call.

067.028 Say (O Muhammad): Have ye thought: Whether Allah causeth me
(Muhammad) and those with me to perish or hath mercy on us, still, who will protect
the disbelievers from a painful doom ?

067.029 Say: He is the Beneficent. In Him we believe and in Him we put our trust.
And ye will soon know who it is that is in error manifest.

067.030 Say: Have ye thought: If (all) your water were to disappear into the earth,
who then could bring you gushing water ?

068.001 Nun. By the pen and that which they write (therewith),

068.002 Thou art not, for thy Lord's favour unto thee, a madman.

068.003 And lo! thine verily will be a reward unfailing.

068.004 And lo! thou art of a tremendous nature.
068.005 And thou wilt see and they will see

068.006 Which of you is the demented.

068.007 Lo! thy Lord is Best Aware of him who strayeth from His way, and He is
Best Aware of those who walk aright.

068.008 Therefor obey not thou the rejecters

068.009 Who would have had thee compromise, that they may compromise.

068.010 Neither obey thou each feeble oath-monger,

068.011 Detracter, spreader abroad of slanders,

068.012 Hinderer of the good, transgressor, malefactor

068.013 Greedy therewithal, intrusive.

068.014 It is because he is possessed of wealth and children

068.015 That, when Our revelations are recited unto him, he saith: Mere fables of the
men of old.

068.016 We shall brand him on the nose.

068.017 Lo! We have tried them as We tried the owners of the garden when they
vowed that they would pluck its fruit next morning,

068.018 And made no exception (for the Will of Allah);

068.019 Then a visitation from thy Lord came upon it while they slept

068.020 And in the morning it was as if plucked.

068.021 And they cried out one unto another in the morning,

068.022 Saying: Run unto your field if ye would pluck (the fruit).

068.023 So they went off, saying one unto another in low tones:
068.024 No needy man shall enter it to-day against you.

068.025 They went betimes, strong in (this) purpose.

068.026 But when they saw it, they said: Lo! we are in error!

068.027 Nay, but we are desolate!

068.028 The best among them said: Said I not unto you: Why glorify ye not (Allah) ?

068.029 They said: Glorified be our Lord! Lo! we have been wrong-doers.

068.030 Then some of them drew near unto others, self-reproaching.

068.031 They said: Alas for us! In truth we were outrageous.

068.032 It may be that our Lord will give us better than this in place thereof. Lo! we
beseech our Lord.

068.033 Such was the punishment. And verily the punishment of the Hereafter is
greater if they did but know.

068.034 Lo! for those who keep from evil are gardens of bliss with their Lord.

068.035 Shall We then treat those who have surrendered as We treat the guilty ?

068.036 What aileth you ? How foolishly ye judge!

068.037 Or have ye a scripture wherein ye learn

068.038 That ye shall indeed have all that ye choose ?

068.039 Or have ye a covenant on oath from Us that reacheth to the Day of Judgment,
that yours shall be all that ye ordain ?

068.040 Ask them (O Muhammad) which of them will vouch for that!

068.041 Or have they other gods ? Then let them bring their other gods if they are
truthful
068.042 On the day when it befalleth in earnest, and they are ordered to prostrate
themselves but are not able,

068.043 With eyes downcast, abasement stupefying them. And they had been
summoned to prostrate themselves while they were yet unhurt.

068.044 Leave Me (to deal) with those who give the lie to this pronouncement. We
shall lead them on by steps from whence they know not.

068.045 Yet I bear with them, for lo! My scheme is firm.

068.046 Or dost thou (Muhammad) ask a fee from them so that they are heavily taxed
?

068.047 Or is the Unseen theirs that they can write (thereof) ?

068.048 But wait thou for thy Lord's decree, and be not like him of the fish, who cried
out in despair.

068.049 Had it not been that favour from his Lord had reached him he surely had
been cast into the wilderness while he was reprobate.

068.050 But his Lord chose him and placed him among the righteous.

068.051 And lo! those who disbelieve would fain disconcert thee with their eyes
when they hear the Reminder, and they say: Lo! he is indeed mad;

068.052 When it is naught else than a Reminder to creation.

069.001 The Reality!

069.002 What is the Reality ?

069.003 Ah, what will convey unto thee what the reality is!

069.004 (The tribes of) Thamud and A'ad disbelieved in the judgment to come.

069.005 As for Thamud, they were destroyed by the lightning.

069.006 And as for A'ad, they were destroyed by a fierce roaring wind,
069.007 Which He imposed on them for seven long nights and eight long days so that
thou mightest have seen men lying overthrown, as they were hollow trunks of palm-
trees.

069.008 Canst thou (O Muhammad) see any remnant of them ?

069.009 And Pharaoh and those before him, and the communities that were
destroyed, brought error,

069.010 And they disobeyed the messenger of their Lord, therefor did He grip them
with a tightening grip.

069.011 Lo! when the waters rose, We carried you upon the ship

069.012 That We might make it a memorial for you, and that remembering ears (that
heard the story) might remember.

069.013 And when the trumpet shall sound one blast

069.014 And the earth with the mountains shall be lifted up and crushed with one
crash,

069.015 Then, on that day will the Event befall.

069.016 And the heaven will split asunder, for that day it will be frail.

069.017 And the angels will be on the sides thereof, and eight will uphold the Throne
of thy Lord that day, above them.

069.018 On that day ye will be exposed; not a secret of you will be hidden.

069.019 Then, as for him who is given his record in his right hand, he will say: Take,
read my book!

069.020 Surely I knew that I should have to meet my reckoning.

069.021 Then he will be in blissful state

069.022 In a high garden

069.023 Whereof the clusters are in easy reach.
069.024 (And it will be said unto those therein): Eat and drink at ease for that which
ye sent on before you in past days.

069.025 But as for him who is given his record in his left hand, he will say: Oh,
would that I had not been given my book

069.026 And knew not what my reckoning!

069.027 Oh, would that it had been death!

069.028 My wealth hath not availed me,

069.029 My power hath gone from me.

069.030 (It will be said): Take him and fetter him

069.031 And then expose him to hell-fire

069.032 And then insert him in a chain whereof the length is seventy cubits.

069.033 Lo! He used not to believe in Allah the Tremendous,

069.034 And urged not on the feeding of the wretched.

069.035 Therefor hath he no lover here this day,

069.036 Nor any food save filth

069.037 Which none but sinners eat.

069.038 But nay! I swear by all that ye see

069.039 And all that ye see not

069.040 That it is indeed the speech of an illustrious messenger.

069.041 It is not poet's speech - little is it that ye believe!

069.042 Nor diviner's speech - little is it that ye remember!
069.043 It is a revelation from the Lord of the Worlds.

069.044 And if he had invented false sayings concerning Us,

069.045 We assuredly had taken him by the right hand

069.046 And then severed his life-artery,

069.047 And not one of you could have held Us off from him.

069.048 And lo! it is a warrant unto those who ward off (evil).

069.049 And lo! We know that some among you will deny (it).

069.050 And lo! it is indeed an anguish for the disbelievers.

069.051 And lo! it is absolute truth.

069.052 So glorify the name of thy Tremendous Lord.

070.001 A questioner questioned concerning the doom about to fall

070.002 Upon the disbelievers, which none can repel,

070.003 From Allah, Lord of the Ascending Stairways

070.004 (Whereby) the angels and the Spirit ascend unto Him in a Day whereof the
span is fifty thousand years.

070.005 But be patient (O Muhammad) with a patience fair to see.

070.006 Lo! they behold it afar off

070.007 While we behold it nigh:

070.008 The day when the sky will become as molten copper,

070.009 And the hills become as flakes of wool,

070.010 And no familiar friend will ask a question of his friend
070.011 Though they will be given sight of them. The guilty man will long to be able
to ransom himself from the punishment of that day at the price of his children

070.012 And his spouse and his brother

070.013 And his kin that harboured him

070.014 And all that are in the earth, if then it might deliver him.

070.015 But nay! for lo! it is the fire of hell

070.016 Eager to roast;

070.017 It calleth him who turned and fled (from truth),

070.018 And hoarded (wealth) and withheld it.

070.019 Lo! man was created anxious,

070.020 Fretful when evil befalleth him

070.021 And, when good befalleth him, grudging;

070.022 Save worshippers.

070.023 Who are constant at their worship

070.024 And in whose wealth there is a right acknowledged

070.025 For the beggar and the destitute;

070.026 And those who believe in the Day of Judgment,

070.027 And those who are fearful of their Lord's doom -

070.028 Lo! the doom of their Lord is that before which none can feel secure -

070.029 And those who preserve their chastity

070.030 Save with their wives and those whom their right hands possess, for thus
they are not blameworthy;
070.031 But whoso seeketh more than that, those are they who are transgressors;

070.032 And those who keep their pledges and their covenant,

070.033 And those who stand by their testimony

070.034 And those who are attentive at their worship.

070.035 These will dwell in Gardens, honoured.

070.036 What aileth those who disbelieve, that they keep staring toward thee (O
Muhammad), open-eyed,

070.037 On the right and on the left, in groups ?

070.038 Doth every man among them hope to enter the Garden of Delight ?

070.039 Nay, verily. Lo! We created them from what they know.

070.040 But nay! I swear by the Lord of the rising-places and the setting-places of the
planets that We verily are Able

070.041 To replace them by (others) better than them. And we are not to be outrun.

070.042 So let them chat and play until they meet their Day which they are promised,

070.043 The day when they come forth from the graves in haste, as racing to a goal,

070.044 With eyes aghast, abasement stupefying them: Such is the Day which they
are promised.

071.001 Lo! We sent Noah unto his people (saying): Warn thy people ere the painful
doom come unto them.

071.002 He said: O my people! Lo! I am a plain warner unto you

071.003 (Bidding you): Serve Allah and keep your duty unto Him and obey me,
071.004 That He may forgive you somewhat of your sins and respite you to an
appointed term. Lo! the term of Allah, when it cometh, cannot be delayed, if ye but
knew.

071.005 He said: My Lord! Lo! I have called unto my people night and day

071.006 But all my calling doth but add to their repugnance;

071.007 And lo! whenever I call unto them that Thou mayst pardon them they thrust
their fingers in their ears and cover themselves with their garments and persist (in
their refusal) and magnify themselves in pride.

071.008 And lo! I have called unto them aloud,

071.009 And lo! I have made public proclamation unto them, and I have appealed to
them in private.

071.010 And I have said: Seek pardon of your Lord. Lo! He was ever Forgiving.

071.011 He will let loose the sky for you in plenteous rain,

071.012 And will help you with wealth and sons, and will assign unto you Gardens
and will assign unto you rivers.

071.013 What aileth you that ye hope not toward Allah for dignity

071.014 When He created you by (divers) stages ?

071.015 See ye not how Allah hath created seven heavens in harmony,

071.016 And hath made the moon a light therein, and made the sun a lamp ?

071.017 And Allah hath caused you to grow as a growth from the earth,

071.018 And afterward He maketh you return thereto, and He will bring you forth
again, a (new) forthbringing.

071.019 And Allah hath made the earth a wide expanse for you
071.020 That ye may thread the valley-ways thereof.

071.021 Noah said: My Lord! Lo! they have disobeyed me and followed one whose
wealth and children increase him in naught save ruin;

071.022 And they have plotted a mighty plot,

071.023 And they have said: Forsake not your gods. Forsake not Wadd, nor Suwa',
nor Yaghuth and Ya'uq and Nasr.

071.024 And they have led many astray, and Thou increasest the wrong-doers in
naught save error.

071.025 Because of their sins they were drowned, then made to enter a Fire. And they
found they had no helpers in place of Allah.

071.026 And Noah said: My Lord! Leave not one of the disbelievers in the land.

071.027 If Thou shouldst leave them, they will mislead Thy slaves and will beget
none save lewd ingrates.

071.028 My Lord! Forgive me and my parents and him who entereth my house
believing, and believing men and believing women, and increase not the wrong-doers
in aught save ruin.

072.001 Say (O Muhammad): It is revealed unto me that a company of the Jinn gave
ear, and they said: Lo! we have heard a marvellous Qur'an,

072.002 Which guideth unto righteousness, so we believe in it and we ascribe no
partner unto our Lord.

072.003 And (we believe) that He - exalted be the glory of our Lord! - hath taken
neither wife nor son,

072.004 And that the foolish one among us used to speak concerning Allah an
atrocious lie.

072.005 And lo! we had supposed that humankind and jinn would not speak a lie
concerning Allah -

072.006 And indeed (O Muhammad) individuals of humankind used to invoke the
protection of individuals of the jinn, so that they increased them in revolt against
Allah);
072.007 And indeed they supposed, even as ye suppose, that Allah would not raise
anyone (from the dead) -

072.008 And (the Jinn who had listened to the Qur'an said): We had sought the
heaven but had found it filled with strong warders and meteors.

072.009 And we used to sit on places (high) therein to listen. But he who listeneth
now findeth a flame in wait for him;

072.010 And we know not whether harm is boded unto all who are in the earth, or
whether their Lord intendeth guidance for them.

072.011 And among us there are righteous folk and among us there are far from that.
We are sects having different rules.

072.012 And we know that we cannot escape from Allah in the earth, nor can we
escape by flight.

072.013 And when we heard the guidance, we believed therein, and whoso believeth
in his Lord, he feareth neither loss nor oppression.

072.014 And there are among us some who have surrendered (to Allah) and there are
among us some who are unjust. And whoso hath surrendered to Allah, such have
taken the right path purposefully.

072.015 And as for those who are unjust, they are firewood for hell.

072.016 If they (the idolaters) tread the right path, We shall give them to drink of
water in abundance

072.017 That We may test them thereby, and whoso turneth away from the
remembrance of his Lord; He will thrust him into ever-growing torment.

072.018 And the places of worship are only for Allah, so pray not unto anyone along
with Allah.

072.019 And when the slave of Allah stood up in prayer to Him, they crowded on
him, almost stifling.

072.020 Say (unto them, O Muhammad): I pray unto Allah only, and ascribe unto
Him no partner.
072.021 Say: Lo! I control not hurt nor benefit for you.

072.022 Say: Lo! none can protect me from Allah, nor can I find any refuge beside
Him

072.023 (Mine is) but conveyance (of the Truth) from Allah, and His messages; and
whoso disobeyeth Allah and His messenger, lo! his is fire of hell, wherein such dwell
for ever.

072.024 Till (the day) when they shall behold that which they are promised (they may
doubt); but then they will know (for certain) who is weaker in allies and less in
multitude.

072.025 Say (O Muhammad, unto the disbelievers): I know not whether that which ye
are promised is nigh, or if my Lord hath set a distant term for it.

072.026 (He is) the Knower of the Unseen, and He revealeth unto none His secret,

072.027 Save unto every messenger whom He hath chosen, and then He maketh a
guard to go before him and a guard behind him

072.028 That He may know that they have indeed conveyed the messages of their
Lord. He surroundeth all their doings, and He keepeth count of all things.

073.001 O thou wrapped up in thy raiment!

073.002 Keep vigil the night long, save a little -

073.003 A half thereof, or abate a little thereof

073.004 Or add (a little) thereto - and chant the Qur'an in measure,

073.005 For we shall charge thee with a word of weight.

073.006 Lo! the vigil of the night is (a time) when impression is more keen and
speech more certain.

073.007 Lo! thou hast by day a chain of business.

073.008 So remember the name of thy Lord and devote thyself with a complete
devotion -
073.009 Lord of the East and the West; there is no God save Him; so choose thou
Him alone for thy defender -

073.010 And bear with patience what they utter, and part from them with a fair leave-
taking.

073.011 Leave Me to deal with the deniers, lords of ease and comfort (in this life);
and do thou respite them awhile.

073.012 Lo! with Us are heavy fetters and a raging fire,

073.013 And food which choketh (the partaker), and a painful doom

073.014 On the day when the earth and the hills rock, and the hills become a heap of
running sand.

073.015 Lo! We have sent unto you a messenger as witness against you, even as We
sent unto Pharaoh a messenger.

073.016 But Pharaoh rebelled against the messenger, whereupon We seized him with
no gentle grip.

073.017 Then how, if ye disbelieve, will ye protect yourselves upon the day which
will turn children grey,

073.018 The very heaven being then rent asunder. His promise is to be fulfilled.

073.019 Lo! This is a Reminder. Let him who will, then, choose a way unto his Lord.

073.020 Lo! thy Lord knoweth how thou keepest vigil sometimes nearly two-thirds of
the night, or (sometimes) half or a third thereof, as do a party of those with thee.
Allah measureth the night and the day. He knoweth that ye count it not, and turneth
unto you in mercy. Recite, then, of the Qur'an that which is easy for you. He knoweth
that there are sick folk among you, while others travel in the land in search of Allah's
bounty, and others (still) are fighting for the cause of Allah. So recite of it that which
is easy (for you), and establish worship and pay the poor-due, and (so) lend unto
Allah a goodly loan. Whatsoever good ye send before you for your souls, ye will find
it with Allah, better and greater in the recompense. And seek forgiveness of Allah.
Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

074.001 O thou enveloped in thy cloak,
074.002 Arise and warn!

074.003 Thy Lord magnify,

074.004 Thy raiment purify,

074.005 Pollution shun!

074.006 And show not favour, seeking wordly gain!

074.007 For the sake of thy Lord, be patient!

074.008 For when the trumpet shall sound,

074.009 Surely that day will be a day of anguish,

074.010 Not of ease, for disbelievers.

074.011 Leave Me (to deal) with him whom I created lonely,

074.012 And then bestowed upon him ample means,

074.013 And sons abiding in his presence

074.014 And made (life) smooth for him.

074.015 Yet he desireth that I should give more.

074.016 Nay! For lo! he hath been stubborn to Our revelations.

074.017 On him I shall impose a fearful doom.

074.018 For lo! he did consider; then he planned -

074.019 (Self-)destroyed is he, how he planned!

074.020 Again (self-)destroyed is he, how he planned! -

074.021 Then looked he,

074.022 Then frowned he and showed displeasure.

074.023 Then turned he away in pride
074.024 And said: This is naught else than magic from of old;

074.025 This is naught else than speech of mortal man.

074.026 Him shall I fling unto the burning.

074.027 - Ah, what will convey unto thee what that burning is! -

074.028 It leaveth naught; it spareth naught

074.029 It shrivelleth the man.

074.030 Above it are nineteen.

074.031 We have appointed only angels to be wardens of the Fire, and their number
have We made to be a stumbling-block for those who disbelieve; that those to whom
the Scripture hath been given may have certainty, and that believers may increase in
faith; and that those to whom the Scripture hath been given and believers may not
doubt; and that those in whose hearts there is disease, and disbelievers, may say:
What meaneth Allah by this similitude ? Thus Allah sendeth astray whom He will,
and whom He will He guideth. None knoweth the hosts of thy Lord save Him. This is
naught else than a Reminder unto mortals.

074.032 Nay, by the Moon

074.033 And the night when it withdraweth

074.034 And the dawn when it shineth forth,

074.035 Lo! this is one of the greatest (portents)

074.036 As a warning unto men,

074.037 Unto him of you who will advance or hang back.

074.038 Every soul is a pledge for its own deeds;

074.039 Save those who will stand on the right hand.

074.040 In gardens they will ask one another

074.041 Concerning the guilty:
074.042 What hath brought you to this burning ?

074.043 They will answer: We were not of those who prayed

074.044 Nor did we feed the wretched.

074.045 We used to wade (in vain dispute) with (all) waders,

074.046 And we used to deny the Day of Judgment,

074.047 Till the Inevitable came unto us.

074.048 The mediation of no mediators will avail them then.

074.049 Why now turn they away from the Admonishment,

074.050 As they were frightened asses

074.051 Fleeing from a lion ?

074.052 Nay, but everyone of them desireth that he should be given open pages (from
Allah).

074.053 Nay, verily. They fear not the Hereafter.

074.054 Nay, verily. Lo! this is an Admonishment.

074.055 So whosoever will may heed.

074.056 And they will not heed unless Allah willeth (it). He is the fount of fear. He is
the fount of Mercy.

075.001 Nay, I swear by the Day of Resurrection;

075.002 Nay, I swear by the accusing soul (that this Scripture is true).

075.003 Thinketh man that We shall not assemble his bones ?

075.004 Yea, verily. We are Able to restore his very fingers!

075.005 But man would fain deny what is before him.

075.006 He asketh: When will be this Day of Resurrection ?
075.007 But when sight is confounded

075.008 And the moon is eclipsed

075.009 And sun and moon are united,

075.010 On that day man will cry: Whither to flee!

075.011 Alas! No refuge!

075.012 Unto thy Lord is the recourse that day.

075.013 On that day man is told the tale of that which he hath sent before and left
behind.

075.014 Oh, but man is a telling witness against himself,

075.015 Although he tender his excuses.

075.016 Stir not thy tongue herewith to hasten it.

075.017 Lo! upon Us (resteth) the putting together thereof and the reading thereof.

075.018 And when We read it, follow thou the reading;

075.019 Then lo! upon Us (resteth) the explanation thereof.

075.020 Nay, but ye do love the fleeting Now

075.021 And neglect the Hereafter.

075.022 That day will faces be resplendent,

075.023 Looking toward their Lord;

075.024 And that day will other faces be despondent,

075.025 Thou wilt know that some great disaster is about to fall on them.

075.026 Nay, but when the life cometh up to the throat
075.027 And men say: Where is the wizard (who can save him now) ?

075.028 And he knoweth that it is the parting;

075.029 And agony is heaped on agony;

075.030 Unto thy Lord that day will be the driving.

075.031 For he neither trusted, nor prayed.

075.032 But he denied and flouted.

075.033 Then went he to his folk with glee.

075.034 Nearer unto thee and nearer,

075.035 Again nearer unto thee and nearer (is the doom).

075.036 Thinketh man that he is to be left aimless ?

075.037 Was he not a drop of fluid which gushed forth ?

075.038 Then he became a clot; then (Allah) shaped and fashioned

075.039 And made of him a pair, the male and female.

075.040 Is not He (Who doeth so) Able to bring the dead to life ?

076.001 Hath there come upon man (ever) any period of time in which he was a thing
unremembered ?

076.002 Lo! We create man from a drop of thickened fluid to test him; so We make
him hearing, knowing.

076.003 Lo! We have shown him the way, whether he be grateful or disbelieving.

076.004 Lo! We have prepared for disbelievers manacles and carcans and a raging
fire.

076.005 Lo! the righteous shall drink of a cup whereof the mixture is of Kafur,
076.006 A spring wherefrom the slaves of Allah drink, making it gush forth
abundantly,

076.007 (Because) they perform the vow and fear a day whereof the evil is wide-
spreading,

076.008 And feed with food the needy wretch, the orphan and the prisoner, for love
of Him,

076.009 (Saying): We feed you, for the sake of Allah only. We wish for no reward
nor thanks from you;

076.010 Lo! we fear from our Lord a day of frowning and of fate.

076.011 Therefor Allah hath warded off from them the evil of that day, and hath
made them find brightness and joy;

076.012 And hath awarded them for all that they endured, a Garden and silk attire;

076.013 Reclining therein upon couches, they will find there neither (heat of) a sun
nor bitter cold.

076.014 The shade thereof is close upon them and the clustered fruits thereof bow
down.

076.015 Goblets of silver are brought round for them, and beakers (as) of glass

076.016 (Bright as) glass but (made) of silver, which they (themselves) have
measured to the measure (of their deeds).

076.017 There are they watered with a cup whereof the mixture is of Zanjabil,

076.018 (The water of) a spring therein, named Salsabil.

076.019 There wait on them immortal youths, whom, when thou seest, thou wouldst
take for scattered pearls.

076.020 When thou seest, thou wilt see there bliss and high estate.

076.021 Their raiment will be fine green silk and gold embroidery. Bracelets of silver
will they wear. Their Lord will slake their thirst with a pure drink.
076.022 (And it will be said unto them): Lo! this is a reward for you. Your endeavour
(upon earth) hath found acceptance.

076.023 Lo! We, even We, have revealed unto thee the Qur'an, a revelation;

076.024 So submit patiently to thy Lord's command, and obey not of them any guilty
one or disbeliever.

076.025 Remember the name of thy Lord at morn and evening.

076.026 And worship Him (a portion) of the night. And glorify Him through the
livelong night.

076.027 Lo! these love fleeting life, and put behind them (the remembrance of) a
grievous day.

076.028 We, even We, created them, and strengthened their frame. And when We
will, We can replace them, bringing others like them in their stead.

076.029 Lo! this is an Admonishment, that whosoever will may choose a way unto
his Lord.

076.030 Yet ye will not, unless Allah willeth. Lo! Allah is Knower, Wise.

076.031 He maketh whom He will to enter His mercy, and for evil-doers hath
prepared a painful doom.

077.001 By the emissary winds, (sent) one after another

077.002 By the raging hurricanes,

077.003 By those which cause earth's vegetation to revive;

077.004 By those who winnow with a winnowing,

077.005 By those who bring down the Reminder,

077.006 To excuse or to warn,

077.007 Surely that which ye are promised will befall.

077.008 So when the stars are put out,
077.009 And when the sky is riven asunder,

077.010 And when the mountains are blown away,

077.011 And when the messengers are brought unto their time appointed -

077.012 For what day is the time appointed ?

077.013 For the Day of Decision.

077.014 And what will convey unto thee what the Day of Decision is! -

077.015 Woe unto the repudiators on that day!

077.016 Destroyed We not the former folk,

077.017 Then caused the latter folk to follow after ?

077.018 Thus deal We ever with the guilty.

077.019 Woe unto the repudiators on that day!

077.020 Did We not create you from a base fluid

077.021 Which We laid up in a safe abode

077.022 For a known term ?

077.023 Thus We arranged. How excellent is Our arranging!

077.024 Woe unto the repudiators on that day!

077.025 Have We not made the earth a receptacle

077.026 Both for the living and the dead,

077.027 And placed therein high mountains and given you to drink sweet water
therein ?

077.028 Woe unto the repudiators on that day!
077.029 (It will be said unto them:) Depart unto that (doom) which ye used to deny;

077.030 Depart unto the shadow falling threefold,

077.031 (Which yet is) no relief nor shelter from the flame.

077.032 Lo! it throweth up sparks like the castles,

077.033 (Or) as it might be camels of bright yellow hue.

077.034 Woe unto the repudiators on that day!

077.035 This is a day wherein they speak not,

077.036 Nor are they suffered to put forth excuses.

077.037 Woe unto the repudiators on that day!

077.038 This is the Day of Decision, We have brought you and the men of old
together.

077.039 If now ye have any wit, outwit Me.

077.040 Woe unto the repudiators on that day!

077.041 Lo! those who kept their duty are amid shade and fountains,

077.042 And fruits such as they desire.

077.043 (Unto them it is said:) Eat, drink and welcome, O ye blessed, in return for
what ye did.

077.044 Thus do We reward the good.

077.045 Woe unto the repudiators on that day!

077.046 Eat and take your ease (on earth) a little. Lo! ye are guilty.

077.047 Woe unto the repudiators on that day!

077.048 When it is said unto them: Bow down, they bow not down!
077.049 Woe unto the repudiators on that day!

077.050 In what statement, after this, will they believe ?

078.001 Whereof do they question one another ?

078.002 (It is) of the awful tidings,

078.003 Concerning which they are in disagreement.

078.004 Nay, but they will come to know!

078.005 Nay, again, but they will come to know!

078.006 Have We not made the earth an expanse,

078.007 And the high hills bulwarks ?

078.008 And We have created you in pairs,

078.009 And have appointed your sleep for repose,

078.010 And have appointed the night as a cloak,

078.011 And have appointed the day for livelihood.

078.012 And We have built above you seven strong (heavens),

078.013 And have appointed a dazzling lamp,

078.014 And have sent down from the rainy clouds abundant water,

078.015 Thereby to produce grain and plant,

078.016 And gardens of thick foliage.

078.017 Lo! the Day of Decision is a fixed time,

078.018 A day when the trumpet is blown and ye come in multitudes,

078.019 And the heaven is opened and becometh as gates,
078.020 And the hills are set in motion and become as a mirage.

078.021 Lo! hell lurketh in ambush,

078.022 A home for the rebellious.

078.023 They will abide therein for ages.

078.024 Therein taste they neither coolness nor (any) drink

078.025 Save boiling water and a paralysing cold:

078.026 Reward proportioned (to their evil deeds).

078.027 For lo! they looked not for a reckoning;

078.028 They called Our revelations false with strong denial.

078.029 Everything have We recorded in a Book.

078.030 So taste (of that which ye have earned). No increase do We give you save of
torment.

078.031 Lo! for the duteous is achievement -

078.032 Gardens enclosed and vineyards,

078.033 And maidens for companions,

078.034 And a full cup.

078.035 There hear they never vain discourse, nor lying -

078.036 Requital from thy Lord - a gift in payment -

078.037 Lord of the heavens and the earth, and (all) that is between them, the
Beneficent; with Whom none can converse.

078.038 On the day when the angels and the Spirit stand arrayed, they speak not,
saving him whom the Beneficent alloweth and who speaketh right.
078.039 That is the True Day. So whoso will should seek recourse unto his Lord.

078.040 Lo! We warn you of a doom at hand, a day whereon a man will look on that
which his own hands have sent before, and the disbeliever will cry: "Would that I
were dust!"

079.001 By those who drag forth to destruction,

079.002 By the meteors rushing,

079.003 By the lone stars floating,

079.004 By the angels hastening,

079.005 And those who govern the event,

079.006 On the day when the first trump resoundeth.

079.007 And the second followeth it,

079.008 On that day hearts beat painfully

079.009 While eyes are downcast

079.010 (Now) they are saying: Shall we really be restored to our first state

079.011 Even after we are crumbled bones ?

079.012 They say: Then that would be a vain proceeding.

079.013 Surely it will need but one shout,

079.014 And lo! they will be awakened.

079.015 Hath there come unto thee the history of Moses ?

079.016 How his Lord called him in the holy vale of Tuwa,

079.017 (Saying:) Go thou unto Pharaoh - Lo! he hath rebelled -
079.018 And say (unto him): Hast thou (will) to grow (in grace) ?

079.019 Then I will guide thee to thy Lord and thou shalt fear (Him).

079.020 And he showed him the tremendous token.

079.021 But he denied and disobeyed,

079.022 Then turned he away in haste,

079.023 Then gathered he and summoned

079.024 And proclaimed: "I (Pharaoh) am your Lord the Highest."

079.025 So Allah seized him (and made him) an example for the after (life) and for
the former.

079.026 Lo! herein is indeed a lesson for him who feareth.

079.027 Are ye the harder to create, or is the heaven that He built ?

079.028 He raised the height thereof and ordered it;

079.029 And He made dark the night thereof, and He brought forth the morn thereof.

079.030 And after that He spread the earth,

079.031 And produced therefrom the water thereof and the pasture thereof,

079.032 And He made fast the hills,

079.033 A provision for you and for your cattle.

079.034 But when the great disaster cometh,

079.035 The day when man will call to mind his (whole) endeavour,

079.036 And hell will stand forth visible to him who seeth,
079.037 Then, as for him who rebelled

079.038 And chose the life of the world,

079.039 Lo! hell will be his home.

079.040 But as for him who feared to stand before his Lord and restrained his soul
from lust,

079.041 Lo! the Garden will be his home.

079.042 They ask thee of the Hour: when will it come to port ?

079.043 Why (ask they) ? What hast thou to tell thereof ?

079.044 Unto thy Lord belongeth (knowledge of) the term thereof.

079.045 Thou art but a warner unto him who feareth it.

079.046 On the day when they behold it, it will be as if they had but tarried for an
evening or the morn thereof.

080.001 He frowned and turned away

080.002 Because the blind man came unto him.

080.003 What could inform thee but that he might grow (in grace)

080.004 Or take heed and so the reminder might avail him ?

080.005 As for him who thinketh himself independent,

080.006 Unto him thou payest regard.

080.007 Yet it is not thy concern if he grow not (in grace).

080.008 But as for him who cometh unto thee with earnest purpose

080.009 And hath fear,

080.010 From him thou art distracted.
080.011 Nay, but verily it is an Admonishment,

080.012 So let whosoever will pay heed to it,

080.013 On honoured leaves

080.014 Exalted, purified,

080.015 (Set down) by scribes

080.016 Noble and righteous.

080.017 Man is (self-)destroyed: how ungrateful!

080.018 From what thing doth He create him ?

080.019 From a drop of seed. He createth him and proportioneth him,

080.020 Then maketh the way easy for him,

080.021 Then causeth him to die, and burieth him;

080.022 Then, when He will, He bringeth him again to life.

080.023 Nay, but (man) hath not done what He commanded him.

080.024 Let man consider his food:

080.025 How We pour water in showers

080.026 Then split the earth in clefts

080.027 And cause the grain to grow therein

080.028 And grapes and green fodder

080.029 And olive-trees and palm-trees

080.030 And garden-closes of thick foliage

080.031 And fruits and grasses:
080.032 Provision for you and your cattle.

080.033 But when the Shout cometh

080.034 On the day when a man fleeth from his brother

080.035 And his mother and his father

080.036 And his wife and his children,

080.037 Every man that day will have concern enough to make him heedless (of
others).

080.038 On that day faces will be bright as dawn,

080.039 Laughing, rejoicing at good news;

080.040 And other faces, on that day, with dust upon them,

080.041 Veiled in darkness,

080.042 Those are the disbelievers, the wicked.

081.001 When the sun is overthrown,

081.002 And when the stars fall,

081.003 And when the hills are moved,

081.004 And when the camels big with young are abandoned,

081.005 And when the wild beasts are herded together,

081.006 And when the seas rise,

081.007 And when souls are reunited,

081.008 And when the girl-child that was buried alive is asked

081.009 For what sin she was slain,

081.010 And when the pages are laid open,
081.011 And when the sky is torn away,

081.012 And when hell is lighted,

081.013 And when the Garden is brought nigh,

081.014 (Then) every soul will know what it hath made ready.

081.015 Oh, but I call to witness the planets,

081.016 The stars which rise and set,

081.017 And the close of night,

081.018 And the breath of morning

081.019 That this is in truth the word of an honoured messenger,

081.020 Mighty, established in the presence of the Lord of the Throne,

081.021 (One) to be obeyed, and trustworthy;

081.022 And your comrade is not mad.

081.023 Surely he beheld Him on the clear horizon.

081.024 And he is not avid of the Unseen.

081.025 Nor is this the utterance of a devil worthy to be stoned.

081.026 Whither then go ye ?

081.027 This is naught else than a reminder unto creation,

081.028 Unto whomsoever of you willeth to walk straight.

081.029 And ye will not, unless (it be) that Allah willeth, the Lord of Creation.

082.001 When the heaven is cleft asunder,
082.002 When the planets are dispersed,

082.003 When the seas are poured forth,

082.004 And the sepulchres are overturned,

082.005 A soul will know what it hath sent before (it) and what left behind.

082.006 O man! What hath made thee careless concerning thy Lord, the Bountiful,

082.007 Who created thee, then fashioned, then proportioned thee ?

082.008 Into whatsoever form He will, He casteth thee.

082.009 Nay, but ye deny the Judgment.

082.010 Lo! there are above you guardians,

082.011 Generous and recording,

082.012 Who know (all) that ye do.

082.013 Lo! the righteous verily will be in delight.

082.014 And lo! the wicked verily will be in hell;

082.015 They will burn therein on the Day of Judgment,

082.016 And will not be absent thence.

082.017 Ah, what will convey unto thee what the Day of Judgment is!

082.018 Again, what will convey unto thee what the Day of Judgment is!

082.019 A day on which no soul hath power at all for any (other) soul. The (absolute)
command on that day is Allah's.

083.001 Woe unto the defrauders:
083.002 Those who when they take the measure from mankind demand it full,

083.003 But if they measure unto them or weight for them, they cause them loss.

083.004 Do such (men) not consider that they will be raised again

083.005 Unto an Awful Day,

083.006 The day when (all) mankind stand before the Lord of the Worlds ?

083.007 Nay, but the record of the vile is in Sijjin -

083.008 Ah! what will convey unto thee what Sijjin is! -

083.009 A written record.

083.010 Woe unto the repudiators on that day!

083.011 Those who deny the Day of Judgment

083.012 Which none denieth save each criminal transgressor,

083.013 Who, when thou readest unto him Our revelations, saith: (Mere) fables of the
men of old.

083.014 Nay, but that which they have earned is rust upon their hearts.

083.015 Nay, but surely on that day they will be covered from (the mercy of) their
Lord.

083.016 Then lo! they verily will burn in hell,

083.017 And it will be said (unto them): This is that which ye used to deny.

083.018 Nay, but the record of the righteous is in 'Illiyin -

083.019 Ah, what will convey unto thee what 'Illiyin is! -

083.020 A written record,
083.021 Attested by those who are brought near (unto their Lord).

083.022 Lo! the righteous verily are in delight,

083.023 On couches, gazing,

083.024 Thou wilt know in their faces the radiance of delight.

083.025 They are given to drink of a pure wine, sealed,

083.026 Whose seal is musk - for this let (all) those strive who strive for bliss -

083.027 And mixed with water of Tasnim,

083.028 A spring whence those brought near (to Allah) drink.

083.029 Lo! the guilty used to laugh at those who believed,

083.030 And wink one to another when they passed them;

083.031 And when they returned to their own folk, they returned jesting;

083.032 And when they saw them they said: Lo! these have gone astray.

083.033 Yet they were not sent as guardians over them.

083.034 This day it is those who believe who have the laugh of disbelievers,

083.035 On high couches, gazing.

083.036 Are not the disbelievers paid for what they used to do ?

084.001 When the heaven is split asunder

084.002 And attentive to her Lord in fear,

084.003 And when the earth is spread out

084.004 And hath cast out all that was in her, and is empty
084.005 And attentive to her Lord in fear!

084.006 Thou, verily, O man, art working toward thy Lord a work which thou wilt
meet (in His presence).

084.007 Then whoso is given his account in his right hand

084.008 He truly will receive an easy reckoning

084.009 And will return unto his folk in joy.

084.010 But whoso is given his account behind his back,

084.011 He surely will invoke destruction

084.012 And be thrown to scorching fire.

084.013 He verily lived joyous with his folk,

084.014 He verily deemed that he would never return (unto Allah).

084.015 Nay, but lo! his Lord is ever looking on him!

084.016 Oh, I swear by the afterglow of sunset,

084.017 And by the night and all that it enshroudeth,

084.018 And by the moon when she is at the full,

084.019 That ye shall journey on from plane to plane.

084.020 What aileth them, then, that they believe not

084.021 And, when the Qur'an is recited unto them, worship not (Allah) ?

084.022 Nay, but those who disbelieve will deny;

084.023 And Allah knoweth best what they are hiding.

084.024 So give them tidings of a painful doom,
084.025 Save those who believe and do good works, for theirs is a reward unfailing.

085.001 By the heaven, holding mansions of the stars,

085.002 And by the Promised Day.

085.003 And by the witness and that whereunto he beareth testimony,

085.004 (Self-)destroyed were the owners of the ditch

085.005 Of the fuel-fed fire,

085.006 When they sat by it,

085.007 And were themselves the witnesses of what they did to the believers.

085.008 They had naught against them save that they believed in Allah, the Mighty,
the Owner of Praise,

085.009 Him unto Whom belongeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth; and
Allah is of all things the Witness.

085.010 Lo! they who persecute believing men and believing women and repent not,
theirs verily will be the doom of hell, and theirs the doom of burning.

085.011 Lo! those who believe and do good works, theirs will be Gardens underneath
which rivers flow. That is the Great Success.

085.012 Lo! the punishment of thy Lord is stern.

085.013 Lo! He it is Who produceth, then reproduceth,

085.014 And He is the Forgiving, the Loving,

085.015 Lord of the Throne of Glory,

085.016 Doer of what He will.

085.017 Hath there come unto thee the story of the hosts

085.018 Of Pharaoh and (the tribe of) Thamud ?
085.019 Nay, but those who disbelieve live in denial

085.020 And Allah, all unseen, surroundeth them.

085.021 Nay, but it is a glorious Qur'an.

085.022 On a guarded tablet.

086.001 By the heaven and the Morning Star

086.002 - Ah, what will tell thee what the Morning Star is!

086.003 - The piercing Star!

086.004 No human soul but hath a guardian over it.

086.005 So let man consider from what he is created.

086.006 He is created from a gushing fluid

086.007 That issued from between the loins and ribs.

086.008 Lo! He verily is Able to return him (unto life)

086.009 On the day when hidden thoughts shall be searched out.

086.010 Then will he have no might nor any helper.

086.011 By the heaven which giveth the returning rain,

086.012 And the earth which splitteth (with the growth of trees and plants)

086.013 Lo! this (Qur'an) is a conclusive word,

086.014 It is no pleasantry.

086.015 Lo! they plot a plot (against thee, O Muhammad)

086.016 And I plot a plot (against them).

086.017 So give a respite to the disbelievers. Deal thou gently with them for a while.

087.001 Praise the name of thy Lord the Most High,

087.002 Who createth, then disposeth;

087.003 Who measureth, then guideth;

087.004 Who bringeth forth the pasturage,

087.005 Then turneth it to russet stubble.

087.006 We shall make thee read (O Muhammad) so that thou shalt not forget

087.007 Save that which Allah willeth. Lo! He knoweth the disclosed and that which
still is hidden;

087.008 And We shall ease thy way unto the state of ease.

087.009 Therefor remind (men), for of use is the reminder.

087.010 He will heed who feareth,

087.011 But the most hapless will flout it,

087.012 He who will be flung to the great Fire

087.013 Wherein he will neither die nor live.

087.014 He is successful who groweth,

087.015 And remembereth the name of his Lord, so prayeth,

087.016 But ye prefer the life of the world

087.017 Although the Hereafter is better and more lasting.

087.018 Lo! This is in the former scrolls.

087.019 The Books of Abraham and Moses.

088.001 Hath there come unto thee tidings of the Overwhelming ?

088.002 On that day (many) faces will be downcast,
088.003 Toiling, weary,

088.004 Scorched by burning fire,

088.005 Drinking from a boiling spring,

088.006 No food for them save bitter thorn-fruit

088.007 Which doth not nourish nor release from hunger.

088.008 In that day other faces will be calm,

088.009 Glad for their effort past,

088.010 In a high Garden

088.011 Where they hear no idle speech,

088.012 Wherein is a gushing spring,

088.013 Wherein are couches raised

088.014 And goblets set at hand

088.015 And cushions ranged

088.016 And silken carpets spread.

088.017 Will they not regard the camels, how they are created ?

088.018 And the heaven, how it is raised ?

088.019 And the hills, how they are set up ?

088.020 And the earth, how it is spread ?

088.021 Remind them, for thou art but a remembrancer,

088.022 Thou art not at all a warder over them.

088.023 But whoso is averse and disbelieveth,
088.024 Allah will punish him with direst punishment.

088.025 Lo! unto Us is their return

088.026 And Ours their reckoning.

089.001 By the Dawn

089.002 And ten nights,

089.003 And the Even and the Odd,

089.004 And the night when it departeth,

089.005 There surely is an oath for thinking man.

089.006 Dost thou not consider how thy Lord dealt with (the tribe of) A'ad,

089.007 With many-columned Iram,

089.008 The like of which was not created in the lands;

089.009 And with (the tribe of) Thamud, who clove the rocks in the valley;

089.010 And with Pharaoh, firm of might,

089.011 Who (all) were rebellious (to Allah) in these lands,

089.012 And multiplied iniquity therein ?

089.013 Therefore thy Lord poured on them the disaster of His punishment.

089.014 Lo! thy Lord is ever watchful.

089.015 As for man, whenever his Lord trieth him by honouring him, and is gracious
unto him, he saith: My Lord honoureth me.

089.016 But whenever He trieth him by straitening his means of life, he saith: My
Lord despiseth me.

089.017 Nay, but ye (for your part) honour not the orphan
089.018 And urge not on the feeding of the poor.

089.019 And ye devour heritages with devouring greed.

089.020 And love wealth with abounding love.

089.021 Nay, but when the earth is ground to atoms, grinding, grinding,

089.022 And thy Lord shall come with angels, rank on rank,

089.023 And hell is brought near that day; on that day man will remember, but how
will the remembrance (then avail him) ?

089.024 He will say: Ah, would that I had sent before me (some provision) for my
life!

089.025 None punisheth as He will punish on that day!

089.026 None bindeth as He then will bind.

089.027 But ah! thou soul at peace!

089.028 Return unto thy Lord, content in His good pleasure!

089.029 Enter thou among My bondmen!

089.030 Enter thou My Garden!

090.001 Nay, I swear by this city -

090.002 And thou art an indweller of this city -

090.003 And the begetter and that which he begat,

090.004 We verily have created man in an atmosphere:

090.005 Thinketh he that none hath power over him ?

090.006 And he saith: I have destroyed vast wealth:

090.007 Thinketh he that none beholdeth him ?
090.008 Did We not assign unto him two eyes

090.009 And a tongue and two lips,

090.010 And guide him to the parting of the mountain ways ?

090.011 But he hath not attempted the Ascent -

090.012 Ah, what will convey unto thee what the Ascent is! -

090.013 (It is) to free a slave,

090.014 And to feed in the day of hunger.

090.015 An orphan near of kin,

090.016 Or some poor wretch in misery,

090.017 And to be of those who believe and exhort one another to perseverance and
exhort one another to pity.

090.018 Their place will be on the right hand.

090.019 But those who disbelieve Our revelations, their place will be on the left hand.

090.020 Fire will be an awning over them.

091.001 By the sun and his brightness,

091.002 And the moon when she followeth him,

091.003 And the day when it revealeth him,

091.004 And the night when it enshroudeth him,

091.005 And the heaven and Him Who built it,

091.006 And the earth and Him Who spread it,

091.007 And a soul and Him Who perfected it

091.008 And inspired it (with conscience of) what is wrong for it and (what is) right
for it.
091.009 He is indeed successful who causeth it to grow,

091.010 And he is indeed a failure who stunteth it.

091.011 (The tribe of) Thamud denied (the truth) in their rebellious pride,

091.012 When the basest of them broke forth

091.013 And the messenger of Allah said: It is the she-camel of Allah, so let her
drink!

091.014 But they denied him, and they hamstrung her, so Allah doomed them for
their sin and rased (their dwellings).

091.015 He dreadeth not the sequel (of events).

092.001 By the night enshrouding

092.002 And the day resplendent

092.003 And Him Who hath created male and female,

092.004 Lo! your effort is dispersed (toward divers ends).

092.005 As for him who giveth and is dutiful (toward Allah)

092.006 And believeth in goodness;

092.007 Surely We will ease his way unto the state of ease.

092.008 But as for him who hoardeth and deemeth himself independent,

092.009 And disbelieveth in goodness;

092.010 Surely We will ease his way unto adversity.

092.011 His riches will not save him when he perisheth.

092.012 Lo! Ours it is (to give) the guidance

092.013 And lo! unto Us belong the latter portion and the former.
092.014 Therefor have I warned you of the flaming Fire

092.015 Which only the most wretched must endure,

092.016 He who denieth and turneth away.

092.017 Far removed from it will be the righteous

092.018 Who giveth his wealth that he may grow (in goodness).

092.019 And none hath with him any favour for reward,

092.020 Except as seeking (to fulfil) the purpose of his Lord Most High.

092.021 He verily will be content.

093.001 By the morning hours

093.002 And by the night when it is stillest,

093.003 Thy Lord hath not forsaken thee nor doth He hate thee,

093.004 And verily the latter portion will be better for thee than the former,

093.005 And verily thy Lord will give unto thee so that thou wilt be content.

093.006 Did He not find thee an orphan and protect (thee) ?

093.007 Did He not find thee wandering and direct (thee) ?

093.008 Did He not find thee destitute and enrich (thee) ?

093.009 Therefor the orphan oppress not,

093.010 Therefor the beggar drive not away,

093.011 Therefor of the bounty of thy Lord be thy discourse.

094.001 Have We not caused thy bosom to dilate,

094.002 And eased thee of the burden
094.003 Which weighed down thy back;

094.004 And exalted thy fame ?

094.005 But lo! with hardship goeth ease,

094.006 Lo! with hardship goeth ease;

094.007 So when thou art relieved, still toil

094.008 And strive to please thy Lord.

095.001 By the fig and the olive,

095.002 By Mount Sinai,

095.003 And by this land made safe;

095.004 Surely We created man of the best stature

095.005 Then we reduced him to the lowest of the low,

095.006 Save those who believe and do good works, and theirs is a reward unfailing.

095.007 So who henceforth will give the lie to thee about the judgment ?

095.008 Is not Allah the most conclusive of all judges ?

096.001 Read: In the name of thy Lord Who createth,

096.002 Createth man from a clot.

096.003 Read: And thy Lord is the Most Bounteous,

096.004 Who teacheth by the pen,

096.005 Teacheth man that which he knew not.

096.006 Nay, but verily man is rebellious

096.007 That he thinketh himself independent!
096.008 Lo! unto thy Lord is the return.

096.009 Hast thou seen him who dissuadeth

096.010 A slave when he prayeth ?

096.011 Hast thou seen if he relieth on the guidance (of Allah)

096.012 Or enjoineth piety ?

096.013 Hast thou seen if he denieth (Allah's guidance) and is froward ?

096.014 Is he then unaware that Allah seeth ?

096.015 Nay, but if he cease not We will seize him by the forelock -

096.016 The lying, sinful forelock -

096.017 Then let him call upon his henchmen!

096.018 We will call the guards of hell.

096.019 Nay, Obey not thou him. But prostrate thyself, and draw near (unto Allah).

097.001 Lo! We revealed it on the Night of Predestination.

097.002 Ah, what will convey unto thee what the Night of Power is!

097.003 The Night of Power is better than a thousand months.

097.004 The angels and the Spirit descend therein, by the permission of their Lord,
with all decrees.

097.005 (The night is) Peace until the rising of the dawn.

098.001 Those who disbelieve among the People of the Scripture and the idolaters
could not have left off (erring) till the clear proof came unto them,

098.002 A messenger from Allah, reading purified pages
098.003 Containing correct scriptures.

098.004 Nor were the People of the Scripture divided until after the clear proof came
unto them.

098.005 And they are ordered naught else than to serve Allah, keeping religion pure
for Him, as men by nature upright, and to establish worship and to pay the poor-due.
That is true religion.

098.006 Lo! those who disbelieve, among the People of the Scripture and the
idolaters, will abide in fire of hell. They are the worst of created beings.

098.007 (And) lo! those who believe and do good works are the best of created
beings.

098.008 Their reward is with their Lord: Gardens of Eden underneath which rivers
flow, wherein they dwell for ever. Allah hath pleasure in them and they have pleasure
in Him. This is (in store) for him who feareth his Lord.

099.001 When Earth is shaken with her (final) earthquake

099.002 And Earth yieldeth up her burdens,

099.003 And man saith: What aileth her ?

099.004 That day she will relate her chronicles,

099.005 Because thy Lord inspireth her.

099.006 That day mankind will issue forth in scattered groups to be shown their
deeds.

099.007 And whoso doeth good an atom's weight will see it then,

099.008 And whoso doeth ill an atom's weight will see it then.

100.001 By the snorting courses,

100.002 Striking sparks of fire

100.003 And scouring to the raid at dawn,
100.004 Then, therewith, with their trail of dust,

100.005 Cleaving, as one, the centre (of the foe),

100.006 Lo! man is an ingrate unto his Lord

100.007 And lo! he is a witness unto that;

100.008 And lo! in the love of wealth he is violent.

100.009 Knoweth he not that, when the contents of the graves are poured forth

100.010 And the secrets of the breasts are made known,

100.011 On that day will their Lord be perfectly informed concerning them.

101.001 The Calamity!

101.002 What is the Calamity ?

101.003 Ah, what will convey unto thee what the Calamity is!

101.004 A day wherein mankind will be as thickly-scattered moths

101.005 And the mountains will become as carded wool.

101.006 Then, as for him whose scales are heavy (with good works),

101.007 He will live a pleasant life.

101.008 But as for him whose scales are light,

101.009 A bereft and Hungry One will be his mother,

101.010 Ah, what will convey unto thee what she is! -

101.011 Raging Fire.

102.001 Rivalry in worldly increase distracteth you
102.002 Until ye come to the graves.

102.003 Nay, but ye will come to know!

102.004 Nay, but ye will come to know!

102.005 Nay, would that ye knew (now) with a sure knowledge!

102.006 For ye will behold hell-fire.

102.007 Aye, ye will behold it with sure vision.

102.008 Then, on that day, ye will be asked concerning pleasure.

103.001 By the declining day,

103.002 Lo! man is a state of loss,

103.003 Save those who believe and do good works, and exhort one another to truth
and exhort one another to endurance.

104.001 Woe unto every slandering traducer,

104.002 Who hath gathered wealth (of this world) and arranged it.

104.003 He thinketh that his wealth will render him immortal.

104.004 Nay, but verily he will be flung to the Consuming One.

104.005 Ah, what will convey unto thee what the Consuming One is!

104.006 (It is) the fire of Allah, kindled,

104.007 Which leapeth up over the hearts (of men).

104.008 Lo! it is closed in on them

104.009 In outstretched columns.

105.001 Hast thou not seen how thy Lord dealt with the owners of the Elephant ?
105.002 Did He not bring their stratagem to naught,

105.003 And send against them swarms of flying creatures,

105.004 Which pelted them with stones of baked clay,

105.005 And made them like green crops devoured (by cattle) ?

106.001 For the taming of Qureysh.

106.002 For their taming (We cause) the caravans to set forth in winter and summer.

106.003 So let them worship the Lord of this House,

106.004 Who hath fed them against hunger and hath made them safe from fear.

107.001 Hast thou observed him who belieth religion ?

107.002 That is he who repelleth the orphan,

107.003 And urgeth not the feeding of the needy.

107.004 Ah, woe unto worshippers

107.005 Who are heedless of their prayer;

107.006 Who would be seen (at worship)

107.007 Yet refuse small kindnesses!

108.001 Lo! We have given thee Abundance;

108.002 So pray unto thy Lord, and sacrifice.

108.003 Lo! it is thy insulter (and not thou) who is without posterity.

109.001 Say: O disbelievers!

109.002 I worship not that which ye worship;

109.003 Nor worship ye that which I worship.
109.004 And I shall not worship that which ye worship.

109.005 Nor will ye worship that which I worship.

109.006 Unto you your religion, and unto me my religion.

110.001 When Allah's succour and the triumph cometh

110.002 And thou seest mankind entering the religion of Allah in troops,

110.003 Then hymn the praises of thy Lord, and seek forgiveness of Him. Lo! He is
ever ready to show mercy.

111.001 The power of Abu Lahab will perish, and he will perish.

111.002 His wealth and gains will not exempt him.

111.003 He will be plunged in flaming Fire,

111.004 And his wife, the wood-carrier,

111.005 Will have upon her neck a halter of palm-fibre.

112.001 Say: He is Allah, the One!

112.002 Allah, the eternally Besought of all!

112.003 He begetteth not nor was begotten.

112.004 And there is none comparable unto Him.

113.001 Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of the Daybreak

113.002 From the evil of that which He created;

113.003 From the evil of the darkness when it is intense,

113.004 And from the evil of malignant witchcraft,

113.005 And from the evil of the envier when he envieth.
114.001 Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of mankind,

114.002 The King of mankind,

114.003 The God of mankind,

114.004 From the evil of the sneaking whisperer,

114.005 Who whispereth in the hearts of mankind,

114.006 Of the jinn and of mankind.

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