Glorious Qur'an (English Translation)

Surah Mulk

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بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

1.

تَبَـٰرَكَ ٱلَّذِى بِيَدِهِ ٱلۡمُلۡكُ وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَىۡءٍ۬ قَدِيرٌ 

Blessed is He in Whose Hand is the dominion, and He is Able to do all things.

2.

ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَ ٱلۡمَوۡتَ وَٱلۡحَيَوٰةَ لِيَبۡلُوَكُمۡ أَيُّكُمۡ أَحۡسَنُ عَمَلاً۬‌ۚ

Who has created death and life, that He may test you which of you is best in deed.

وَهُوَ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلۡغَفُورُ 

And He is the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving;

3.

ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَ سَبۡعَ سَمَـٰوَٲتٍ۬ طِبَاقً۬ا‌ۖ

Who has created the seven heavens one above another,

مَّا تَرَىٰ فِى خَلۡقِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ مِن تَفَـٰوُتٍ۬‌ۖ

you can see no fault in the creations of theMost Beneficent.

فَٱرۡجِعِ ٱلۡبَصَرَ هَلۡ تَرَىٰ مِن فُطُورٍ۬ 

Then look again: "Can you see any rifts?"

4.

ثُمَّ ٱرۡجِعِ ٱلۡبَصَرَ كَرَّتَيۡنِ يَنقَلِبۡ إِلَيۡكَ ٱلۡبَصَرُ خَاسِئً۬ا وَهُوَ حَسِيرٌ۬ 

Then look again and yet again, your sight will return to you in a state of humiliation and worn out.

5.

وَلَقَدۡ زَيَّنَّا ٱلسَّمَآءَ ٱلدُّنۡيَا بِمَصَـٰبِيحَ وَجَعَلۡنَـٰهَا رُجُومً۬ا لِّلشَّيَـٰطِينِ‌ۖ

And indeed We have adorned the nearest heaven with lamps, and We have made such lamps (as) missiles to drive away the Shayatin (devils),

وَأَعۡتَدۡنَا لَهُمۡ عَذَابَ ٱلسَّعِيرِ 

and have prepared for them the torment of the blazing Fire.

6.

وَلِلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ بِرَبِّہِمۡ عَذَابُ جَهَنَّمَ‌ۖ

And for those who disbelieve in their Lord (Allah) is the torment of Hell,

وَبِئۡسَ ٱلۡمَصِيرُ   

and worst indeed is that destination.

7.

إِذَآ أُلۡقُواْ فِيہَا سَمِعُواْ لَهَا شَہِيقً۬ا وَهِىَ تَفُورُ 

When they are cast therein, they will hear the (terrible) drawing in of its breath as it blazes forth.

8.

تَكَادُ تَمَيَّزُ مِنَ ٱلۡغَيۡظِ‌ۖ

It almost bursts up with fury.

كُلَّمَآ أُلۡقِىَ فِيہَا فَوۡجٌ۬ سَأَلَهُمۡ خَزَنَتُہَآ أَلَمۡ يَأۡتِكُمۡ نَذِيرٌ۬ 

Every time a group is cast therein, its keeper will ask: "Did no warner come to you?"

9.

قَالُواْ بَلَىٰ قَدۡ جَآءَنَا نَذِيرٌ۬ فَكَذَّبۡنَا

They will say: "Yes indeed; a warner did come to us, but we belied him

وَقُلۡنَا مَا نَزَّلَ ٱللَّهُ مِن شَىۡءٍ إِنۡ أَنتُمۡ إِلَّا فِى ضَلَـٰلٍ۬ كَبِيرٍ۬ 

and said: Allah never sent down anything (of revelation), you are only in great error."

10.

وَقَالُواْ لَوۡ كُنَّا نَسۡمَعُ أَوۡ نَعۡقِلُ مَا كُنَّا فِىٓ أَصۡحَـٰبِ ٱلسَّعِيرِ 

And they will say: "Had we but listened or used our intelligence, we would not have been among the dwellers of the blazing Fire!"

11.

فَٱعۡتَرَفُواْ بِذَنۢبِہِمۡ فَسُحۡقً۬ا لِّأَصۡحَـٰبِ ٱلسَّعِيرِ 

Then they will confess their sin. So, away with the dwellers of the blazing Fire.

12.

إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ يَخۡشَوۡنَ رَبَّهُم بِٱلۡغَيۡبِ لَهُم مَّغۡفِرَةٌ۬ وَأَجۡرٌ۬ كَبِيرٌ۬ 

Verily! Those who fear their Lord unseen (i.e. they do not see Him, nor His Punishment in the Hereafter, etc.), theirs will be forgiveness and a great reward (i.e. Paradise).

13.

وَأَسِرُّواْ قَوۡلَكُمۡ أَوِ ٱجۡهَرُواْ بِهِۦۤ‌ۖ إِنَّهُ ۥ عَلِيمُۢ بِذَاتِ ٱلصُّدُورِ 

And whether you keep your talk secret or disclose it, verily, He is the All-Knower of what is in the breasts (of men).

14.

أَلَا يَعۡلَمُ مَنۡ خَلَقَ

Should not He Who has created know?

وَهُوَ ٱللَّطِيفُ ٱلۡخَبِيرُ   

And He is the Most Kind and Courteous (to His slaves) All-Aware (of everything).

15.

هُوَ ٱلَّذِى جَعَلَ لَكُمُ ٱلۡأَرۡضَ ذَلُولاً۬ فَٱمۡشُواْ فِى مَنَاكِبِہَا وَكُلُواْ مِن رِّزۡقِهِۦ‌ۖ

He it is, Who has made the earth subservient to you (i.e. easy for you to walk, to live and to do agriculture on it, etc.), so walk in the path thereof and eat of His provision,

وَإِلَيۡهِ ٱلنُّشُورُ 

and to Him will be the Resurrection.

16.

ءَأَمِنتُم مَّن فِى ٱلسَّمَآءِ أَن يَخۡسِفَ بِكُمُ ٱلۡأَرۡضَ فَإِذَا هِىَ تَمُورُ   

Do you feel secure that He, Who is over the heaven (Allah), will not cause the earth to sink with you, then behold it shakes (as in an earthquake)?

17.

أَمۡ أَمِنتُم مَّن فِى ٱلسَّمَآءِ أَن يُرۡسِلَ عَلَيۡكُمۡ حَاصِبً۬ا‌ۖ

Or do you feel secure that He, Who is over the heaven (Allah), will not send against you a violent whirlwind?

فَسَتَعۡلَمُونَ كَيۡفَ نَذِيرِ   

Then you shall know how (terrible) has been My Warning?

18.

وَلَقَدۡ كَذَّبَ ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبۡلِهِمۡ فَكَيۡفَ كَانَ نَكِيرِ 

And indeed those before them belied (the Messengers of Allah), then how terrible was My denial (punishment)?

19.

أَوَلَمۡ يَرَوۡاْ إِلَى ٱلطَّيۡرِ فَوۡقَهُمۡ صَـٰٓفَّـٰتٍ۬ وَيَقۡبِضۡنَ‌ۚ

Do they not see the birds above them, spreading out their wings and folding them in?

مَا يُمۡسِكُهُنَّ إِلَّا ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنُ‌ۚ

None upholds them except the Most Beneficent (Allah).

إِنَّهُ ۥ بِكُلِّ شَىۡءِۭ بَصِيرٌ   

Verily, He is the All-Seer of everything.

20.

أَمَّنۡ هَـٰذَا ٱلَّذِى هُوَ جُندٌ۬ لَّكُمۡ يَنصُرُكُم مِّن دُونِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ‌ۚ

Who is he besides the Most Beneficent that can be an army to you to help you?

إِنِ ٱلۡكَـٰفِرُونَ إِلَّا فِى غُرُورٍ 

The disbelievers are in nothing but delusion.

21.

أَمَّنۡ هَـٰذَا ٱلَّذِى يَرۡزُقُكُمۡ إِنۡ أَمۡسَكَ رِزۡقَهُ ۥ‌ۚ

Who is he that can provide for you if He should withhold His provision?

بَل لَّجُّواْ فِى عُتُوٍّ۬ وَنُفُورٍ   

Nay, but they continue to be in pride, and (they) flee (from the truth).

22.

أَفَمَن يَمۡشِى مُكِبًّا عَلَىٰ وَجۡهِهِۦۤ أَهۡدَىٰٓ أَمَّن يَمۡشِى سَوِيًّا عَلَىٰ صِرَٲطٍ۬ مُّسۡتَقِيمٍ۬  

Is he who walks without seeing on his face, more rightly guided, or he who (sees and) walks on a Straight Way (i.e. Islamic Monotheism).

23.

قُلۡ هُوَ ٱلَّذِىٓ أَنشَأَكُمۡ وَجَعَلَ لَكُمُ ٱلسَّمۡعَ وَٱلۡأَبۡصَـٰرَ وَٱلۡأَفۡـِٔدَةَ‌ۖ

Say it is He Who has created you, and endowed you with hearing (ears), seeing (eyes), and hearts.

قَلِيلاً۬ مَّا تَشۡكُرُونَ   

Little thanks you give.

24.

قُلۡ هُوَ ٱلَّذِى ذَرَأَكُمۡ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَإِلَيۡهِ تُحۡشَرُونَ 

Say: "It is He Who has created you from the earth, and to Him shall you be gathered (in the Hereafter)."

25.

وَيَقُولُونَ مَتَىٰ هَـٰذَا ٱلۡوَعۡدُ إِن كُنتُمۡ صَـٰدِقِينَ 

They say: "When will this promise (i.e. the Day of Resurrection) come to pass?

if you are telling the truth."

26.

قُلۡ إِنَّمَا ٱلۡعِلۡمُ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ وَإِنَّمَآ أَنَا۟ نَذِيرٌ۬ مُّبِينٌ۬ 

Say (O Muhammad SAW): "The knowledge (of its exact time) is with Allah only, and I am only a plain warner."

27.

فَلَمَّا رَأَوۡهُ زُلۡفَةً۬ سِيٓـَٔتۡ وُجُوهُ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْوَقِيلَ هَـٰذَا ٱلَّذِى كُنتُم بِهِۦ تَدَّعُونَ 

But when they will see it (the torment on the Day of Resurrection) approaching, the faces of those who disbelieve will be different (black, sad, and in grieve), and it will be said (to them): "This is (the promise) which you were calling for!"

28.

قُلۡ أَرَءَيۡتُمۡ إِنۡ أَهۡلَكَنِىَ ٱللَّهُ وَمَن مَّعِىَ أَوۡ رَحِمَنَا

Say (O Muhammad SAW): "Tell me! If Allah destroys me, and those with me, or He bestows His Mercy on us, -

فَمَن يُجِيرُ ٱلۡكَـٰفِرِينَ مِنۡ عَذَابٍ أَلِيمٍ۬   

who can save the disbelievers from a painful torment?"

29.

قُلۡ هُوَ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنُ ءَامَنَّا بِهِۦ وَعَلَيۡهِ تَوَكَّلۡنَا‌ۖ

Say:

"He is the Most Beneficent (Allah), in Him we believe, and in Him we put our trust.

فَسَتَعۡلَمُونَ مَنۡ هُوَ فِى ضَلَـٰلٍ۬ مُّبِينٍ۬   

So you will come to know who is it that is in manifest error."

30.

قُلۡ أَرَءَيۡتُمۡ إِنۡ أَصۡبَحَ مَآؤُكُمۡ غَوۡرً۬ا فَمَن يَأۡتِيكُم بِمَآءٍ۬ مَّعِينِۭ 

Say (O Muhammad SAW): "Tell me! If (all) your water were to be sunk away, who then can supply you with flowing (spring) water?"

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