Glorious Qur'an (English Translation)

Surah Ra'd

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بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

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



Alif Lam Mim Ra.

تِلۡكَ ءَايَـٰتُ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبِ‌ۗ

These are the Signs (or Verses) of the Book:

وَٱلَّذِىٓ أُنزِلَ إِلَيۡكَ مِن رَّبِّكَ ٱلۡحَقُّ وَلَـٰكِنَّ أَڪۡثَرَ ٱلنَّاسِ لَا يُؤۡمِنُونَ   

that which hath been revealed unto thee from thy Lord is the Truth; but most men believe not.


ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِى رَفَعَ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ بِغَيۡرِ عَمَدٍ۬ تَرَوۡنَہَا‌ۖ

Allah is He Who raised the heavens without any pillars that ye can see;

ثُمَّ ٱسۡتَوَىٰ عَلَى ٱلۡعَرۡشِ‌ۖ

is firmly established on the Throne (of Authority);

وَسَخَّرَ ٱلشَّمۡسَ وَٱلۡقَمَرَ‌ۖ كُلٌّ۬ يَجۡرِى لِأَجَلٍ۬ مُّسَمًّ۬ى‌ۚ

He has subjected the sun and the moon (to His law)! each one runs (its course) for a term appointed.

يُدَبِّرُ ٱلۡأَمۡرَيُفَصِّلُ ٱلۡأَيَـٰتِ لَعَلَّكُم بِلِقَآءِ رَبِّكُمۡ تُوقِنُونَ   

He doth regulate affairs, explaining the Signs in detail, that ye may believe with certainty in the meeting with your Lord.


وَهُوَ ٱلَّذِى مَدَّ ٱلۡأَرۡضَ وَجَعَلَ فِيہَا رَوَٲسِىَ وَأَنۡہَـٰرً۬ا‌ۖ

And it is He Who spread out the earth, and set thereon mountains standing firm, and (flowing) rivers:

وَمِن كُلِّ ٱلثَّمَرَٲتِ جَعَلَ فِيہَا زَوۡجَيۡنِ ٱثۡنَيۡنِ‌ۖ

and fruit of every kind He made in pairs, two and two:

يُغۡشِى ٱلَّيۡلَ ٱلنَّہَارَ‌ۚ

He draweth the Night as a veil o'er the Day.

إِنَّ فِى ذَٲلِكَ لَأَيَـٰتٍ۬ لِّقَوۡمٍ۬ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ   

Behold, verily in these things there are Signs for those who consider!


وَفِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ قِطَعٌ۬ مُّتَجَـٰوِرَٲتٌ۬ وَجَنَّـٰتٌ۬ مِّنۡ أَعۡنَـٰبٍ۬ وَزَرۡعٌ۬ وَنَخِيلٌ۬ صِنۡوَانٌ۬ وَغَيۡرُ صِنۡوَانٍ۬

And in the earth are tracts (diverse though) neighboring, and gardens of vines and fields sown with corn, and palm trees -- growing out of single roots or otherwise:

يُسۡقَىٰ بِمَآءٍ۬ وَٲحِدٍ۬ وَنُفَضِّلُ بَعۡضَہَا عَلَىٰ بَعۡضٍ۬ فِى ٱلۡأُڪُلِ‌ۚ

watered with the same water, yet some of them We make more excellent than others to eat.

إِنَّ فِى ذَٲلِكَ لَأَيَـٰتٍ۬ لِّقَوۡمٍ۬ يَعۡقِلُونَ   

Behold, verily in these things there are Signs for those who understand!


وَإِن تَعۡجَبۡ فَعَجَبٌ۬ قَوۡلُهُمۡ أَءِذَا كُنَّا تُرَٲبًا أَءِنَّا لَفِى خَلۡقٍ۬ جَدِيدٍ‌ۗ

If thou dost marvel (at their want of faith), strange is their saying:

"When we are (actually) dust, shall we indeed then be in a creation renewed?"

أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ بِرَبِّہِمۡ‌ۖ

They are those who deny their Lord!

وَأُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ ٱلۡأَغۡلَـٰلُ فِىٓ أَعۡنَاقِهِمۡ‌ۖ

They are those round whose necks will be yokes (of servitude):

وَأُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ أَصۡحَـٰبُ ٱلنَّارِ‌ۖ هُمۡ فِيہَا خَـٰلِدُونَ   

they will be Companions of the Fire, who dwell therein (for aye)!


وَيَسۡتَعۡجِلُونَكَ بِٱلسَّيِّئَةِ قَبۡلَ ٱلۡحَسَنَةِ وَقَدۡ خَلَتۡ مِن قَبۡلِهِمُ ٱلۡمَثُلَـٰتُ‌ۗ

They ask thee to hasten on the evil in preference to the good: yet have come to pass, before them, (many) exemplary punishments!

وَإِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَذُو مَغۡفِرَةٍ۬ لِّلنَّاسِ عَلَىٰ ظُلۡمِهِمۡ‌ۖ

But verily thy Lord is full of forgiveness for mankind for their wrongdoing:

وَإِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَشَدِيدُ ٱلۡعِقَابِ   

and verily thy Lord is (also) strict in punishment.


وَيَقُولُ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ لَوۡلَآ أُنزِلَ عَلَيۡهِ ءَايَةٌ۬ مِّن رَّبِّهِۦۤ‌ۗ

And the Unbelievers say! "Why is not a Sign sent down to him from his Lord?"

إِنَّمَآ أَنتَ مُنذِرٌ۬‌ۖ وَلِكُلِّ قَوۡمٍ هَادٍ   

But thou art truly a warner and to every people a guide.


ٱللَّهُ يَعۡلَمُ مَا تَحۡمِلُ ڪُلُّ أُنثَىٰ وَمَا تَغِيضُ ٱلۡأَرۡحَامُ وَمَا تَزۡدَادُ‌ۖ

Allah doth know what every female (womb) doth bear, by how much the wombs fall short (of their time or number) or do exceed.

وَڪُلُّ شَىۡءٍ عِندَهُ ۥ بِمِقۡدَارٍ   

Every single thing is before His sight, in (due) proportion.


عَـٰلِمُ ٱلۡغَيۡبِ وَٱلشَّہَـٰدَةِ ٱلۡڪَبِيرُ ٱلۡمُتَعَالِ   

He knoweth the Unseen and that which is open: He is the Great, the Most High.


سَوَآءٌ۬ مِّنكُم مَّنۡ أَسَرَّ ٱلۡقَوۡلَ وَمَن جَهَرَ بِهِۦ وَمَنۡ هُوَ مُسۡتَخۡفِۭ بِٱلَّيۡلِ وَسَارِبُۢ بِٱلنَّہَارِ   

It is the same (to Him) whether any of you conceal his speech or declare it openly; whether he lie hid by night or walk freely by day.


لَهُ ۥ مُعَقِّبَـٰتٌ۬ مِّنۢ بَيۡنِ يَدَيۡهِ وَمِنۡ خَلۡفِهِۦ يَحۡفَظُونَهُ ۥ مِنۡ أَمۡرِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۗ

For each (such person) there are (angels) in succession, before and behind him: they guard him by command of Allah.

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوۡمٍ حَتَّىٰ يُغَيِّرُواْ مَا بِأَنفُسِہِمۡ‌ۗ

Verily never will Allah change the condition of a people until they change it themselves (with their own souls).

وَإِذَآ أَرَادَ ٱللَّهُ بِقَوۡمٍ۬ سُوٓءً۬ا فَلَا مَرَدَّ لَهُ ۥ‌ۚ

But when (once) Allah willeth a people's punishment, there can be no turning it back,

وَمَا لَهُم مِّن دُونِهِۦ مِن وَالٍ   

nor will they find, besides Him, any to protect.


هُوَ ٱلَّذِى يُرِيڪُمُ ٱلۡبَرۡقَ خَوۡفً۬ا وَطَمَعً۬ا وَيُنشِئُ ٱلسَّحَابَ ٱلثِّقَالَ   

It is He Who doth show you the lightning, by way both of fear and of hope: it is He Who doth raise up the clouds, heavy with (fertilizing) rain!


وَيُسَبِّحُ ٱلرَّعۡدُ بِحَمۡدِهِۦ وَٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕكَةُ مِنۡ خِيفَتِهِۦ

Nay, thunder repeateth His praises, and so do the angels, with awe:

وَيُرۡسِلُ ٱلصَّوَٲعِقَ فَيُصِيبُ بِہَا مَن يَشَآءُ

He flingeth the loud-voiced thunderbolts, and therewith He striketh whomsoever He will...

وَهُمۡ يُجَـٰدِلُونَ فِى ٱللَّهِ وَهُوَ شَدِيدُ ٱلۡمِحَالِ   

Yet these (are the men) who (dare to) dispute about Allah, with the strength of His power (supreme)!


لَهُ ۥ دَعۡوَةُ ٱلۡحَقِّ‌ۖ

For Him (alone) is prayer in Truth:

وَٱلَّذِينَ يَدۡعُونَ مِن دُونِهِۦ لَا يَسۡتَجِيبُونَ لَهُم بِشَىۡءٍ

إِلَّا كَبَـٰسِطِ كَفَّيۡهِ إِلَى ٱلۡمَآءِ لِيَبۡلُغَ فَاهُ وَمَا هُوَ بِبَـٰلِغِهِۦ‌ۚ

any others that they call upon besides Him hear them no more than if they were to stretch forth their hands for water to reach their mouth but it reaches them not:

وَمَا دُعَآءُ ٱلۡكَـٰفِرِينَ إِلَّا فِى ضَلَـٰلٍ۬ 

for the prayer of those without Faith is nothing but (futile) wandering (in the mind).


وَلِلَّهِ يَسۡجُدُ مَن فِى ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ طَوۡعً۬ا وَكَرۡهً۬ا

Whatever beings there are in the heavens and the earth do prostrate themselves to Allah (acknowledging subjection) -- with good will or in spite of themselves:

وَظِلَـٰلُهُم بِٱلۡغُدُوِّ وَٱلۡأَصَالِ  ۩

so do their shadows in the mornings and evenings.


قُلۡ مَن رَّبُّ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ

Say: "Who is the Lord and Sustainer of the heavens and the earth?"

قُلِ ٱللَّهُ‌ۚ

Say: "It is Allah."

قُلۡ أَفَٱتَّخَذۡتُم مِّن دُونِهِۦۤ أَوۡلِيَآءَ لَا يَمۡلِكُونَ لِأَنفُسِهِمۡ نَفۡعً۬ا وَلَا ضَرًّ۬ا‌ۚ

Say: "Do ye then take (for worship) protectors other than Him, such as have no power either for good or for harm to themselves?"

قُلۡ هَلۡ يَسۡتَوِى ٱلۡأَعۡمَىٰ وَٱلۡبَصِيرُ


"Are the blind equal with those who see?

أَمۡ هَلۡ تَسۡتَوِى ٱلظُّلُمَـٰتُ وَٱلنُّورُ‌ۗ

Or the depths of darkness equal with Light?"

أَمۡ جَعَلُواْ لِلَّهِ شُرَكَآءَ خَلَقُواْ كَخَلۡقِهِۦ فَتَشَـٰبَهَ ٱلۡخَلۡقُ عَلَيۡہِمۡ‌ۚ

Or do they assign to Allah partners who have created (anything) as He has created, so that the creation seemed to them similar?

قُلِ ٱللَّهُ خَـٰلِقُ كُلِّ شَىۡءٍ۬ وَهُوَ ٱلۡوَٲحِدُ ٱلۡقَهَّـٰرُ   

Say: "Allah is the Creator of all things: He is the One, the Supreme and Irresistible."


أَنزَلَ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ مَآءً۬ فَسَالَتۡ أَوۡدِيَةُۢ بِقَدَرِهَا

He sends down water from the skies, and the channels flow, each according to its measure:

فَٱحۡتَمَلَ ٱلسَّيۡلُ زَبَدً۬ا رَّابِيً۬ا‌ۚ

but the torrent bears away the foam that mounts up to the surface.

وَمِمَّا يُوقِدُونَ عَلَيۡهِ فِى ٱلنَّارِ ٱبۡتِغَآءَ حِلۡيَةٍ أَوۡ مَتَـٰعٍ۬ زَبَدٌ۬ مِّثۡلُهُ ۥ‌ۚ

Even so, from that (ore) which they heat in the fire, to make ornaments or utensils therewith, there is a scum likewise.

كَذَٲلِكَ يَضۡرِبُ ٱللَّهُ ٱلۡحَقَّ وَٱلۡبَـٰطِلَ‌ۚ

Thus doth Allah (by parables) show forth Truth and Vanity:

فَأَمَّا ٱلزَّبَدُ فَيَذۡهَبُ جُفَآءً۬‌ۖ وَأَمَّا مَا يَنفَعُ ٱلنَّاسَ فَيَمۡكُثُ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ‌ۚ

for the scum disappears like froth cast out; while that which is for the good of mankind remains on the earth.

كَذَٲلِكَ يَضۡرِبُ ٱللَّهُ ٱلۡأَمۡثَالَ   

Thus doth Allah set forth parables.


لِلَّذِينَ ٱسۡتَجَابُواْ لِرَبِّہِمُ ٱلۡحُسۡنَىٰ‌ۚ

For those who respond to their Lord, are (all) good things.

وَٱلَّذِينَ لَمۡ يَسۡتَجِيبُواْ لَهُ ۥ لَوۡ أَنَّ لَهُم مَّا فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ جَمِيعً۬ا وَمِثۡلَهُ ۥ مَعَهُ ۥ لَٱفۡتَدَوۡاْ بِهِۦۤ‌ۚ

But those who respond not to Him -- even if they had all that is in the heavens and on earth, and as much more, (in vain) would they offer it for ransom.

أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ لَهُمۡ سُوٓءُ ٱلۡحِسَابِ وَمَأۡوَٮٰهُمۡ جَهَنَّمُ‌ۖ وَبِئۡسَ ٱلۡمِهَادُ   

For them will the reckoning be terrible: their abode will be Hell -- what a bed of misery!


أَفَمَن يَعۡلَمُ أَنَّمَآ أُنزِلَ إِلَيۡكَ مِن رَّبِّكَ ٱلۡحَقُّ كَمَنۡ هُوَ أَعۡمَىٰٓ‌ۚ

Is then one who doth know that that which hath been revealed unto these from thy Lord is the Truth, like one who is blind?

إِنَّمَا يَتَذَكَّرُ أُوْلُواْ ٱلۡأَلۡبَـٰبِ   

-    It is those who are endued with understanding that receive admonition --


ٱلَّذِينَ يُوفُونَ بِعَهۡدِ ٱللَّهِ وَلَا يَنقُضُونَ ٱلۡمِيثَـٰقَ   

-    Those who fulfil the Covenant of Allah and fail not in their plighted word;


وَٱلَّذِينَ يَصِلُونَ مَآ أَمَرَ ٱللَّهُ بِهِۦۤ أَن يُوصَلَ وَيَخۡشَوۡنَ رَبَّہُمۡ وَيَخَافُونَ سُوٓءَ ٱلۡحِسَابِ   

-    Those who join together those things which Allah hath commanded to be joined,

-    hold their Lord in awe, and fear the terrible reckoning;


وَٱلَّذِينَ صَبَرُواْ ٱبۡتِغَآءَ وَجۡهِ رَبِّہِمۡ وَأَقَامُواْ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ وَأَنفَقُواْ مِمَّا رَزَقۡنَـٰهُمۡ سِرًّ۬ا وَعَلَانِيَةً۬

-    Those who patiently persevere, seeking the countenance their Lord;

-    establish regular prayers;

-    spend, out of (the gifts) We have bestowed for their sustenance, secretly and openly;

وَيَدۡرَءُونَ بِٱلۡحَسَنَةِ ٱلسَّيِّئَةَ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ لَهُمۡ عُقۡبَى ٱلدَّارِ   

-    and turn off Evil with good:

for such there is the final attainment of the (Eternal) Home --


جَنَّـٰتُ عَدۡنٍ۬ يَدۡخُلُونَہَاوَمَن صَلَحَ مِنۡ ءَابَآٮِٕہِمۡ وَأَزۡوَٲجِهِمۡ وَذُرِّيَّـٰتِہِمۡ‌ۖ

Gardens of perpetual bliss: they shall enter there, as well as the righteous among their fathers, their spouses, and their offspring:

وَٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕكَةُ يَدۡخُلُونَ عَلَيۡہِم مِّن كُلِّ بَابٍ۬   

and angels shall enter unto them from every gate (with the salutation):


سَلَـٰمٌ عَلَيۡكُم بِمَا صَبَرۡتُمۡ‌ۚ

"Peace unto you for that ye persevered in patience!

فَنِعۡمَ عُقۡبَى ٱلدَّارِ   

Now how excellent is the final Home!"


وَٱلَّذِينَ يَنقُضُونَ عَهۡدَ ٱللَّهِ مِنۢ بَعۡدِ مِيثَـٰقِهِۦ

But those who

-    break the Covenant of Allah, after having plighted their word thereto

وَيَقۡطَعُونَ مَآ أَمَرَ ٱللَّهُ بِهِۦۤ أَن يُوصَلَ وَيُفۡسِدُونَ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ‌ۙ

-    and cut asunder those things which Allah has commanded to be joined,

-    and work mischief in the land --

أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ لَهُمُ ٱللَّعۡنَةُ وَلَهُمۡ سُوٓءُ ٱلدَّارِ   

on them is the Curse; for them is the terrible Home!


ٱللَّهُ يَبۡسُطُ ٱلرِّزۡقَ لِمَن يَشَآءُ وَيَقۡدِرُ‌ۚ

Allah doth enlarge, or grant by (strict) measure the Sustenance (which He giveth) to whom so He pleaseth.

وَفَرِحُواْ بِٱلۡحَيَوٰةِ ٱلدُّنۡيَاوَمَا ٱلۡحَيَوٰةُ ٱلدُّنۡيَا فِى ٱلۡأَخِرَةِ إِلَّا مَتَـٰعٌ۬   

(The worldly) rejoice in the life of this world: but the life of this world is but little comfort in the Hereafter.


وَيَقُولُ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ لَوۡلَآ أُنزِلَ عَلَيۡهِ ءَايَةٌ۬ مِّن رَّبِّهِۦ‌ۗ

The Unbelievers say: "Why is not a Sign sent down to him from his Lord?"

قُلۡ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُضِلُّ مَن يَشَآءُ وَيَہۡدِىٓ إِلَيۡهِ مَنۡ أَنَابَ   


"Truly Allah leaveth, to stray, whom He will; but He guideth to Himself those who turn to Him in penitence --


ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَتَطۡمَٮِٕنُّ قُلُوبُهُم بِذِكۡرِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۗ

"Those who believe, and whose hearts find satisfaction in the remembrance of Allah:

أَلَا بِذِڪۡرِ ٱللَّهِ تَطۡمَٮِٕنُّ ٱلۡقُلُوبُ   

for without doubt in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find satisfaction.


ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ طُوبَىٰ لَهُمۡ وَحُسۡنُ مَـَٔابٍ۬   

"For those who believe and work righteousness, is (every) blessedness, and a beautiful place of (final) return."


كَذَٲلِكَ أَرۡسَلۡنَـٰكَ فِىٓ أُمَّةٍ۬ قَدۡ خَلَتۡ مِن قَبۡلِهَآ أُمَمٌ۬

Thus have We sent thee amongst a People before whom (long since) have (other) Peoples (gone and) passed away;

لِّتَتۡلُوَاْ عَلَيۡہِمُ ٱلَّذِىٓ أَوۡحَيۡنَآ إِلَيۡكَ وَهُمۡ يَكۡفُرُونَ بِٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ‌ۚ

in order that thou mightest rehearse unto them what We send down unto thee by inspiration; yet do they reject (Him), the Most Gracious!

قُلۡ هُوَ رَبِّى لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَعَلَيۡهِ تَوَڪَّلۡتُ وَإِلَيۡهِ مَتَابِ   


"He is my Lord! There is no god but He! On Him is my trust, and to Him do I turn!"


وَلَوۡ أَنَّ قُرۡءَانً۬ا سُيِّرَتۡ بِهِ ٱلۡجِبَالُ أَوۡ قُطِّعَتۡ بِهِ ٱلۡأَرۡضُ أَوۡ كُلِّمَ بِهِ ٱلۡمَوۡتَىٰ‌ۗ

 If there were a Qur'án with which mountains were moved,

or the earth were cloven asunder,

or the dead were made to speak, (this would be the one!)

بَل لِّلَّهِ ٱلۡأَمۡرُ جَمِيعًا‌ۗ

But, truly, the Command is with Allah in things!

أَفَلَمۡ يَاْيۡـَٔسِ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ أَن لَّوۡ يَشَآءُ ٱللَّهُ لَهَدَى ٱلنَّاسَ جَمِيعً۬ا‌ۗ

Do not the Believers know, that, had Allah (so) willed, He could have guided all mankind (to the Right)?

وَلَا يَزَالُ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ تُصِيبُہُم بِمَا صَنَعُواْ قَارِعَةٌ

But the Unbelievers -- never will disaster cease to seize them for their (ill) deeds,

أَوۡ تَحُلُّ قَرِيبً۬ا مِّن دَارِهِمۡ حَتَّىٰ يَأۡتِىَ وَعۡدُ ٱللَّهِ‌ۚ

or to settle close to their homes, until the Promise of Allah come to pass,

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يُخۡلِفُ ٱلۡمِيعَادَ   

for, verily, Allah will not fail in His promise.


وَلَقَدِ ٱسۡتُہۡزِئَ بِرُسُلٍ۬ مِّن قَبۡلِكَ فَأَمۡلَيۡتُ لِلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ ثُمَّ أَخَذۡتُہُمۡ‌ۖ

Mocked were (many) Messengers before thee: but I granted respite to the Unbelievers, and finally I punished them;

فَكَيۡفَ ڪَانَ عِقَابِ   

then how (terrible) was My requital!


أَفَمَنۡ هُوَ قَآٮِٕمٌ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ نَفۡسِۭ بِمَا كَسَبَتۡ‌ۗ وَجَعَلُواْ لِلَّهِ شُرَكَآءَ

Is then He Who standeth over every soul (and knoweth) all that it doth, (like any others)?

And yet they ascribe partners to Allah.

قُلۡ سَمُّوهُمۡ‌ۚ

Say: "But name them!

أَمۡ تُنَبِّـُٔونَهُ ۥ بِمَا لَا يَعۡلَمُ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ أَم بِظَـٰهِرٍ۬ مِّنَ ٱلۡقَوۡلِ‌ۗ

Is it that ye will inform Him of something He knoweth not on earth,

or is it (just) a show of words?"

بَلۡ زُيِّنَ لِلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ مَكۡرُهُمۡ وَصُدُّواْ عَنِ ٱلسَّبِيلِ‌ۗ

Nay! to those who believe not, their pretence seems pleasing, but they are kept back (thereby) from the Path:

وَمَن يُضۡلِلِ ٱللَّهُ فَمَا لَهُ ۥ مِنۡ هَادٍ۬   

and those whom Allah leaves to stray, no one can guide.


لَّهُمۡ عَذَابٌ۬ فِى ٱلۡحَيَوٰةِ ٱلدُّنۡيَا‌ۖ وَلَعَذَابُ ٱلۡأَخِرَةِ أَشَقُّ‌ۖ

For them is a Penalty in the life of this world, but harder, truly, is the Penalty of the Hereafter;

وَمَا لَهُم مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ مِن وَاقٍ۬   

and defender have they none against Allah.


مَّثَلُ ٱلۡجَنَّةِ ٱلَّتِى وُعِدَ ٱلۡمُتَّقُونَ‌ۖ

The parable of the Garden which the righteous are promised! --

تَجۡرِى مِن تَحۡتِہَا ٱلۡأَنۡہَـٰرُ‌ۖ

-    beneath if flow rivers:

أُڪُلُهَا دَآٮِٕمٌ۬ وَظِلُّهَا‌ۚ

-    perpetual is the enjoyment thereof and the shade therein:

تِلۡكَ عُقۡبَى ٱلَّذِينَ ٱتَّقَواْ وَّعُقۡبَى ٱلۡكَـٰفِرِينَ ٱلنَّارُ  

such is the End of the Righteous; and the End of Unbelievers is the Fire.


وَٱلَّذِينَ ءَاتَيۡنَـٰهُمُ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبَ يَفۡرَحُونَ بِمَآ أُنزِلَ إِلَيۡكَ‌ۖ

Those to whom We have given the Book rejoice at what hath been revealed unto thee:

وَمِنَ ٱلۡأَحۡزَابِ مَن يُنكِرُ بَعۡضَهُ ۥ‌ۚ

but there are among the clans those who reject a part thereof.

قُلۡ إِنَّمَآ أُمِرۡتُ أَنۡ أَعۡبُدَ ٱللَّهَ وَلَآ أُشۡرِكَ بِهِۦۤ‌ۚ


"I am commanded to worship Allah, and not to join partners with Him.

إِلَيۡهِ أَدۡعُواْ وَإِلَيۡهِ مَـَٔابِ   

Unto Him do I call, and unto Him is my return."


وَكَذَٲلِكَ أَنزَلۡنَـٰهُ حُكۡمًا عَرَبِيًّ۬ا‌ۚ

Thus have We revealed it to be a judgment of authority in Arabic.

وَلَٮِٕنِ ٱتَّبَعۡتَ أَهۡوَآءَهُم بَعۡدَمَا جَآءَكَ مِنَ ٱلۡعِلۡمِ مَا لَكَ مِنَ ٱللَّهِ مِن وَلِىٍّ۬ وَلَا وَاقٍ۬   

Wert thou to follow their (vain) desires after the knowledge which hath reached thee, then wouldst thou find neither protector nor defender against Allah.


وَلَقَدۡ أَرۡسَلۡنَا رُسُلاً۬ مِّن قَبۡلِكَ وَجَعَلۡنَا لَهُمۡ أَزۡوَٲجً۬ا وَذُرِّيَّةً۬‌ۚ

We did send Messengers before thee, and appointed for them wives and children:

وَمَا كَانَ لِرَسُولٍ أَن يَأۡتِىَ بِـَٔايَةٍ إِلَّا بِإِذۡنِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۗ لِكُلِّ أَجَلٍ۬ ڪِتَابٌ۬   

and it was never the part of a Messenger to bring a Sign except as Allah permitted (or commanded).

For each period is a Book (revealed).


يَمۡحُواْ ٱللَّهُ مَا يَشَآءُ وَيُثۡبِتُ‌ۖ وَعِندَهُ ۥۤ أُمُّ ٱلۡڪِتَـٰبِ   

Allah doth blot out or confirm what He pleaseth: with Him is the Mother of the Book.


وَإِن مَّا نُرِيَنَّكَ بَعۡضَ ٱلَّذِى نَعِدُهُمۡ أَوۡ نَتَوَفَّيَنَّكَ

Whether We shall show thee (within thy lifetime) part of what We promised them or take to Ourselves thy soul (before it is all accomplished),

فَإِنَّمَا عَلَيۡكَ ٱلۡبَلَـٰغُ وَعَلَيۡنَا ٱلۡحِسَابُ   

thy duty is to (make the Message) reach them: it is Our part to call them to account.


أَوَلَمۡ يَرَوۡاْ أَنَّا نَأۡتِى ٱلۡأَرۡضَ نَنقُصُہَا مِنۡ أَطۡرَافِهَا‌ۚ

See they not that We gradually reduce the land (in their control) from its outlying borders?

وَٱللَّهُ يَحۡكُمُ لَا مُعَقِّبَ لِحُكۡمِهِۦ‌ۚ

(Where) Allah commands, there is none to put back His command:

وَهُوَ سَرِيعُ ٱلۡحِسَابِ   

and He is swift in calling to account.


وَقَدۡ مَكَرَ ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبۡلِهِمۡ فَلِلَّهِ ٱلۡمَكۡرُ جَمِيعً۬ا‌ۖ

Those before them did (also) devise plots; but in all things the master planning is Allah's.

يَعۡلَمُ مَا تَكۡسِبُ كُلُّ نَفۡسٍ۬‌ۗ

He knoweth the doings of every soul:

وَسَيَعۡلَمُ ٱلۡكُفَّـٰرُ لِمَنۡ عُقۡبَى ٱلدَّارِ   

and soon will the Unbelievers know who gets home in the End.


وَيَقُولُ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ لَسۡتَ مُرۡسَلاً۬‌ۚ

The Unbelievers say: "No Messenger art thou."

قُلۡ ڪَفَىٰ بِٱللَّهِ شَهِيدَۢا بَيۡنِى وَبَيۡنَڪُمۡ وَمَنۡ عِندَهُ ۥ عِلۡمُ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبِ   


"Enough for a witness between me and you is Allah, and such as have knowledge of the Book."


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