Quran Uthmani Arabic English Translation

Surah Al Furqan

English Translation by Abdullah Yusuf Ali

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


تَبَارَكَ ٱلَّذِى نَزَّلَ ٱلۡفُرۡقَانَ عَلَىٰ عَبۡدِهِۦ لِيَكُونَ لِلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ نَذِيرًا

Blessed is He Who sent down the Criterion to His servant, that it may be an admonition to all creatures --


ٱلَّذِى لَهُ ۥ مُلۡكُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ

He to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth:

وَلَمۡ يَتَّخِذۡ وَلَدً۬ا وَلَمۡ يَكُن لَّهُ ۥ شَرِيكٌ۬ فِى ٱلۡمُلۡكِ

no son has He begotten, nor has He a partner in His dominion:

وَخَلَقَ ڪُلَّ شَىۡءٍ۬ فَقَدَّرَهُ ۥ تَقۡدِيرً۬ا

it is He Who created all things, and ordered them in due proportions.


وَٱتَّخَذُواْ مِن دُونِهِۦۤ ءَالِهَةً۬ لَّا يَخۡلُقُونَ شَيۡـًٔ۬ا وَهُمۡ يُخۡلَقُونَ

Yet have they taken, besides Him, gods that can create nothing but are themselves created;

وَلَا يَمۡلِكُونَ لِأَنفُسِهِمۡ ضَرًّ۬ا وَلَا نَفۡعً۬ا

that have no control of hurt or good to themselves;

وَلَا يَمۡلِكُونَ مَوۡتً۬ا وَلَا حَيَوٰةً۬ وَلَا نُشُورً۬ا

nor can they control Death nor Life nor Resurrection.


وَقَالَ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوٓاْ إِنۡ هَـٰذَآ إِلَّآ إِفۡكٌ ٱفۡتَرَٮٰهُ وَأَعَانَهُ ۥ عَلَيۡهِ قَوۡمٌ ءَاخَرُونَ‌ۖ

But the Misbelievers say: "Naught is this but a lie which he has forged, and others have helped him at it."

فَقَدۡ جَآءُو ظُلۡمً۬ا وَزُورً۬ا

In truth it is they who have put forward an iniquity and a falsehood.


وَقَالُوٓاْ أَسَـٰطِيرُ ٱلۡأَوَّلِينَ ٱڪۡتَتَبَهَا فَهِىَ تُمۡلَىٰ عَلَيۡهِ بُڪۡرَةً۬ وَأَصِيلاً۬ 

And they say: "Tales of the ancients, which he has caused to be written: and they are dictated before him morning and evening."


قُلۡ أَنزَلَهُ ٱلَّذِى يَعۡلَمُ ٱلسِّرَّ فِى ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ‌ۚ

Say: "This (Qur'án) was sent down by Him Who knows the Mystery (that is) in the heavens and the earth:

إِنَّهُ ۥ ڪَانَ غَفُورً۬ا رَّحِيمً۬ا

verily He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."


وَقَالُواْ مَالِ هَـٰذَا ٱلرَّسُولِ يَأۡڪُلُ ٱلطَّعَامَ وَيَمۡشِى فِى ٱلۡأَسۡوَاقِ‌ۙ

 And they say: "What sort of a messenger is this, who eats food, and walks through the streets?

لَوۡلَآ أُنزِلَ إِلَيۡهِ مَلَكٌ۬ فَيَكُونَ مَعَهُ ۥ نَذِيرًا

Why has not an angel been sent down to him to give admonition with him?


أَوۡ يُلۡقَىٰٓ إِلَيۡهِ ڪَنزٌ أَوۡ تَكُونُ لَهُ ۥ جَنَّةٌ۬ يَأۡڪُلُ مِنۡهَا‌ۚ

"Or (why) has not a treasure been bestowed on him, or why has he (not) a garden for enjoyment?"

وَقَالَ ٱلظَّـٰلِمُونَ إِن تَتَّبِعُونَ إِلَّا رَجُلاً۬ مَّسۡحُورًا

The wicked say: "Ye follow none other than a man bewitched."


ٱنظُرۡ ڪَيۡفَ ضَرَبُواْ لَكَ ٱلۡأَمۡثَـٰلَ فَضَلُّواْفَلَا يَسۡتَطِيعُونَ سَبِيلاً۬ 

See what kinds of companions they make for thee! But they have gone astray, and never a way will they be able to find!


تَبَارَكَ ٱلَّذِىٓ إِن شَآءَ جَعَلَ لَكَ خَيۡرً۬ا مِّن ذَٲلِكَ

Blessed is He Who, if that were His will, could give thee better (things) than those --

جَنَّـٰتٍ۬ تَجۡرِى مِن تَحۡتِهَا ٱلۡأَنۡهَـٰرُ وَيَجۡعَل لَّكَ قُصُورَۢا

Gardens beneath which rivers flow; and He could give thee Palaces (secure to dwell in).


بَلۡ كَذَّبُواْ بِٱلسَّاعَةِ‌ۖ

Nay, they deny the Hour (of the Judgment to come):

وَأَعۡتَدۡنَا لِمَن ڪَذَّبَ بِٱلسَّاعَةِ سَعِيرًا

but We have prepared a Blazing Fire for such as deny the Hour:


إِذَا رَأَتۡهُم مِّن مَّكَانِۭ بَعِيدٍ۬ سَمِعُواْ لَهَا تَغَيُّظً۬ا وَزَفِيرً۬ا

When it sees them from a place far off, they will hear its fury and its raging sigh.


وَإِذَآ أُلۡقُواْ مِنۡہَا مَكَانً۬ا ضَيِّقً۬ا مُّقَرَّنِينَ دَعَوۡاْ هُنَالِكَ ثُبُورً۬ا

And when they are cast, bound together, into a constricted place therein, they will plead for destruction there and then!


لَّا تَدۡعُواْ ٱلۡيَوۡمَ ثُبُورً۬ا وَٲحِدً۬ا وَٱدۡعُواْ ثُبُورً۬ا ڪَثِيرً۬ا

"This day plead not for a single destruction: plead for destruction oft-repeated!"


قُلۡ أَذَٲلِكَ خَيۡرٌ أَمۡ جَنَّةُ ٱلۡخُلۡدِ ٱلَّتِى وُعِدَ ٱلۡمُتَّقُونَ‌ۚ

Say: "Is that best, or the eternal Garden, promised to the righteous?

كَانَتۡ لَهُمۡ جَزَآءً۬ وَمَصِيرً۬ا

For them, that is a reward as well as a goal (of attainment).


لَّهُمۡ فِيهَا مَا يَشَآءُونَ خَـٰلِدِينَ‌ۚ

"For them there will be therein all that they wish for: they will dwell (there) for aye:

كَانَ عَلَىٰ رَبِّكَ وَعۡدً۬ا مَّسۡـُٔولاً۬ 

a promise to be prayed for from thy Lord."


وَيَوۡمَ يَحۡشُرُهُمۡ وَمَا يَعۡبُدُونَ مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ

The Day He will gather them together as well as those whom they worship besides Allah,

فَيَقُولُ ءَأَنتُمۡ أَضۡلَلۡتُمۡ عِبَادِى هَـٰٓؤُلَآءِ أَمۡ هُمۡ ضَلُّواْ ٱلسَّبِيلَ

He will ask: "Was it ye who led these my servants astray, or did they stray from the Path themselves?"


قَالُواْ سُبۡحَـٰنَكَ مَا كَانَ يَنۢبَغِى لَنَآ أَن نَّتَّخِذَ مِن دُونِكَ مِنۡ أَوۡلِيَآءَ

They will say: "Glory to Thee! not meet was it for us that we should take for protectors others besides Thee:

وَلَـٰكِن مَّتَّعۡتَهُمۡ وَءَابَآءَهُمۡ حَتَّىٰ نَسُواْ ٱلذِّڪۡرَ

but Thou didst bestow, on them and their fathers, good things (in life), until they forgot the Message:

وَكَانُواْ قَوۡمَۢا بُورً۬ا

for they were a people (worthless and) lost."


فَقَدۡ ڪَذَّبُوكُم بِمَا تَقُولُونَ فَمَا تَسۡتَطِيعُونَ صَرۡفً۬ا وَلَا نَصۡرً۬ا‌ۚ

(Allah will say): "Now have they proved you liars in what ye say: so ye cannot avert (your penalty) nor (get) help."

وَمَن يَظۡلِم مِّنڪُمۡ نُذِقۡهُ عَذَابً۬ا ڪَبِيرً۬ا

And whoever among you does wrong, him shall We cause to taste of a grievous Penalty.


وَمَآ أَرۡسَلۡنَا قَبۡلَكَ مِنَ ٱلۡمُرۡسَلِينَ إِلَّآ إِنَّهُمۡ لَيَأۡكُلُونَ ٱلطَّعَامَ وَيَمۡشُونَ فِى ٱلۡأَسۡوَاقِ‌ۗ

And the messengers whom We sent before thee were all (men) who ate food and walked through the streets:

وَجَعَلۡنَا بَعۡضَڪُمۡ لِبَعۡضٍ۬ فِتۡنَةً أَتَصۡبِرُونَ‌ۗ

We have made some of you as a trial for others: will ye have patience?

وَڪَانَ رَبُّكَ بَصِيرً۬ا

For Allah is One Who sees (all things).


وَقَالَ ٱلَّذِينَ لَا يَرۡجُونَ لِقَآءَنَا لَوۡلَآ أُنزِلَ عَلَيۡنَا ٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕكَةُ أَوۡ نَرَىٰ رَبَّنَا‌ۗ

Such as fear not the meeting with Us (for Judgment) say: "Why are not the angels sent down to us, or (why) do we not see our Lord?"

لَقَدِ ٱسۡتَكۡبَرُواْ فِىٓ أَنفُسِهِمۡ وَعَتَوۡ عُتُوًّ۬ا كَبِيرً۬ا

Indeed they have an arrogant conceit of themselves, and mighty is the insolence of their impiety!


يَوۡمَ يَرَوۡنَ ٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕكَةَ لَا بُشۡرَىٰ يَوۡمَٮِٕذٍ۬ لِّلۡمُجۡرِمِينَ وَيَقُولُونَ حِجۡرً۬ا مَّحۡجُورً۬ا

The Day they see the angels -- no joy will there be to the sinners that Day: the (angels) will say: "There is a barrier forbidden (to you) altogether!"


وَقَدِمۡنَآ إِلَىٰ مَا عَمِلُواْ مِنۡ عَمَلٍ۬ فَجَعَلۡنَـٰهُ هَبَآءً۬ مَّنثُورًا

And We shall turn to whatever deeds they did (in this life), and We shall make such deeds as floating dust scattered about.


أَصۡحَـٰبُ ٱلۡجَنَّةِ يَوۡمَٮِٕذٍ خَيۡرٌ۬ مُّسۡتَقَرًّ۬ا وَأَحۡسَنُ مَقِيلاً۬

The Companions of the Garden will be well, that Day, in their abode, and have the fairest of places for repose.


وَيَوۡمَ تَشَقَّقُ ٱلسَّمَآءُ بِٱلۡغَمَـٰمِ وَنُزِّلَ ٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕكَةُ تَنزِيلاً 

The Day the heaven shall be rent asunder with clouds, and angels shall be sent down, descending (in ranks) --


ٱلۡمُلۡكُ يَوۡمَٮِٕذٍ ٱلۡحَقُّ لِلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ‌ۚ

That Day, the dominion as of right and truth, shall be (wholly) for (Allah) Most Merciful:

وَڪَانَ يَوۡمًا عَلَى ٱلۡكَـٰفِرِينَ عَسِيرً۬ا

it will be a day of dire difficulty for the Misbelievers.


وَيَوۡمَ يَعَضُّ ٱلظَّالِمُ عَلَىٰ يَدَيۡهِ يَقُولُ يَـٰلَيۡتَنِى ٱتَّخَذۡتُ مَعَ ٱلرَّسُولِ سَبِيلاً۬ 

The Day that the wrongdoer will bite at his hands, He will say,

"Oh! would that I had taken a (straight) path with the Apostle!


يَـٰوَيۡلَتَىٰ لَيۡتَنِى لَمۡ أَتَّخِذۡ فُلَانًا خَلِيلاً۬

"Ah! woe is me! would that I had never taken such a one for a friend!


لَّقَدۡ أَضَلَّنِى عَنِ ٱلذِّڪۡرِ بَعۡدَ إِذۡ جَآءَنِى‌ۗ

"He did lead me astray from the Message (of Allah) after it had come to me!

وَڪَانَ ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنُ لِلۡإِنسَـٰنِ خَذُولاً۬

Ah! the Evil One is but a traitor to man!


وَقَالَ ٱلرَّسُولُ يَـٰرَبِّ إِنَّ قَوۡمِى ٱتَّخَذُواْ هَـٰذَا ٱلۡقُرۡءَانَ مَهۡجُورً۬ا

Then the Apostle will say: "O my Lord! truly my people took this Qur'án for just foolish nonsense."


وَكَذَٲلِكَ جَعَلۡنَا لِكُلِّ نَبِىٍّ عَدُوًّ۬ا مِّنَ ٱلۡمُجۡرِمِينَ‌ۗ

Thus have We made for every prophet an enemy among the sinners:

وَكَفَىٰ بِرَبِّكَ هَادِيً۬ا وَنَصِيرً۬ا

but enough is thy Lord to guide and to help.


وَقَالَ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ لَوۡلَا نُزِّلَ عَلَيۡهِ ٱلۡقُرۡءَانُ جُمۡلَةً۬ وَٲحِدَةً۬‌ۚ

Those who reject Faith say: "Why is not the Qur'án revealed to him all at once?"

ڪَذَٲلِكَ لِنُثَبِّتَ بِهِۦ فُؤَادَكَ‌ۖ

Thus (is it revealed), that We may strengthen thy heart thereby,

وَرَتَّلۡنَـٰهُ تَرۡتِيلاً۬ 

and We have rehearsed it to thee in slow, well-arranged stages, gradually.


وَلَا يَأۡتُونَكَ بِمَثَلٍ إِلَّا جِئۡنَـٰكَ بِٱلۡحَقِّ وَأَحۡسَنَ تَفۡسِيرًا

And no question do they bring to thee but We reveal to thee the truth and the best explanation (thereof).


ٱلَّذِينَ يُحۡشَرُونَ عَلَىٰ وُجُوهِهِمۡ إِلَىٰ جَهَنَّمَ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ شَرٌّ۬ مَّكَانً۬اوَأَضَلُّ سَبِيلاً۬ 

Those who will be gathered to Hell (prone) on their faces -- they will be in an evil plight, and, as to Path, most astray.


وَلَقَدۡ ءَاتَيۡنَا مُوسَى ٱلۡڪِتَـٰبَ وَجَعَلۡنَا مَعَهُ ۥۤ أَخَاهُ هَـٰرُونَ وَزِيرً۬ا

Before this, We sent Moses the Book, and appointed his brother Aaron with him as Minister;


فَقُلۡنَا ٱذۡهَبَآ إِلَى ٱلۡقَوۡمِ ٱلَّذِينَ كَذَّبُواْ بِـَٔايَـٰتِنَا

And We commanded: "Go ye both, to the people who have rejected Our Signs":

فَدَمَّرۡنَـٰهُمۡ تَدۡمِيرً۬ا

and those (people) We destroyed with utter destruction.


وَقَوۡمَ نُوحٍ۬ لَّمَّا ڪَذَّبُواْ ٱلرُّسُلَ أَغۡرَقۡنَـٰهُمۡ وَجَعَلۡنَـٰهُمۡ لِلنَّاسِ ءَايَةً۬‌ۖ

And the people of Noah -- when they rejected the messengers, We drowned them, and We made them as a Sign for mankind;

وَأَعۡتَدۡنَا لِلظَّـٰلِمِينَ عَذَابًا أَلِيمً۬ا

and We have prepared for (all) wrongdoers a grievous Penalty --


وَعَادً۬ا وَثَمُودَاْ وَأَصۡحَـٰبَ ٱلرَّسِّ وَقُرُونَۢا بَيۡنَ ذَٲلِكَ كَثِيرً۬ا

As also 'Ad and Thamud, and the Companions of the Rass, and many a generation between them.


وَڪُلاًّ۬ ضَرَبۡنَا لَهُ ٱلۡأَمۡثَـٰلَ‌ۖ

To each one We set forth parables and examples;

وَڪُلاًّ۬ تَبَّرۡنَا تَتۡبِيرً۬ا 

and each one We broke to utter annihilation (for their sins).


وَلَقَدۡ أَتَوۡاْ عَلَى ٱلۡقَرۡيَةِ ٱلَّتِىٓ أُمۡطِرَتۡ مَطَرَ ٱلسَّوۡءِ‌ۚ

And the (Unbelievers) must indeed have passed by the town on which was rained a shower of evil:

أَفَلَمۡ يَڪُونُواْ يَرَوۡنَهَا‌ۚ

did they not then see it (with their own eyes)?

بَلۡ ڪَانُواْ لَا يَرۡجُونَ نُشُورً۬ا

But they fear not the Resurrection.


وَإِذَا رَأَوۡكَ إِن يَتَّخِذُونَكَ إِلَّا هُزُوًا

When they see thee, they treat thee no otherwise than in mockery:

أَهَـٰذَا ٱلَّذِى بَعَثَ ٱللَّهُ رَسُولاً

"Is this the one whom Allah has sent as a messenger?"


إِن ڪَادَ لَيُضِلُّنَا عَنۡ ءَالِهَتِنَا لَوۡلَآ أَن صَبَرۡنَا عَلَيۡهَا‌ۚ

"He indeed would well-nigh have misled us from our gods, had it not been that we were constant to them!"

وَسَوۡفَ يَعۡلَمُونَ حِينَ يَرَوۡنَ ٱلۡعَذَابَ مَنۡ أَضَلُّ سَبِيلاً 

Soon will they know, when they see the Penalty, who it is that is most misled in Path!


أَرَءَيۡتَ مَنِ ٱتَّخَذَ إِلَـٰهَهُ ۥ هَوَٮٰهُ أَفَأَنتَ تَكُونُ عَلَيۡهِ وَڪِيلاً 

Seest thou such a one as taketh for his god his own passion (or impulse)?

Couldst thou be a disposer of affairs for him?


أَمۡ تَحۡسَبُ أَنَّ أَڪۡثَرَهُمۡ يَسۡمَعُونَ أَوۡ يَعۡقِلُونَ‌ۚ

Or thinkest thou that most of them listen or understand?

إِنۡ هُمۡ إِلَّا كَٱلۡأَنۡعَـٰمِ‌ۖ بَلۡ هُمۡ أَضَلُّ سَبِيلاً 

They are only like cattle; -- nay, they are worse astray in Path.


أَلَمۡ تَرَ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ كَيۡفَ مَدَّ ٱلظِّلَّ وَلَوۡ شَآءَ لَجَعَلَهُ ۥ سَاكِنً۬ا

Hast thou not turned thy vision to thy Lord? -- how He doth prolong the Shadow!

If He willed, He could make it stationary!

ثُمَّ جَعَلۡنَا ٱلشَّمۡسَ عَلَيۡهِ دَلِيلاً۬ 

Then do We make the sun its guide:


ثُمَّ قَبَضۡنَـٰهُ إِلَيۡنَا قَبۡضً۬ا يَسِيرً۬ا

Then We draw it in towards Ourselves -- a contraction by easy stages.


وَهُوَ ٱلَّذِى جَعَلَ لَكُمُ ٱلَّيۡلَ لِبَاسً۬ا وَٱلنَّوۡمَ سُبَاتً۬ا وَجَعَلَ ٱلنَّہَارَ نُشُورً۬ا 

And He it is Who makes the Night as a Robe for you; and Sleep as Repose, and makes the Day (as it were) a Resurrection.


وَهُوَ ٱلَّذِىٓ أَرۡسَلَ ٱلرِّيَـٰحَ بُشۡرَۢا بَيۡنَ يَدَىۡ رَحۡمَتِهِۦ‌ۚ

And He it is Who sends the Winds as heralds of glad tidings, going before His Mercy,

وَأَنزَلۡنَا مِنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ مَآءً۬ طَهُورً۬ا

and We send down purifying water from the sky --


لِّنُحۡـِۧىَ بِهِۦ بَلۡدَةً۬ مَّيۡتً۬ا

That with it We may give life to a dead land,

وَنُسۡقِيَهُ ۥ مِمَّا خَلَقۡنَآ أَنۡعَـٰمً۬ا وَأَنَاسِىَّ ڪَثِيرً۬ا

and slake the thirst of things We have created, cattle and men in great numbers.


وَلَقَدۡ صَرَّفۡنَـٰهُ بَيۡنَہُمۡ لِيَذَّكَّرُواْ

And We have distributed the (water) amongst them, in order that they may celebrate (Our) praises,

فَأَبَىٰٓ أَڪۡثَرُ ٱلنَّاسِ إِلَّا ڪُفُورً۬ا

but most men are averse (to aught) but (rank) ingratitude.


وَلَوۡ شِئۡنَا لَبَعَثۡنَا فِى ڪُلِّ قَرۡيَةٍ۬ نَّذِيرً۬ا 

Had it been Our Will, We could have sent a warner to every center of population,


فَلَا تُطِعِ ٱلۡڪَـٰفِرِينَ وَجَـٰهِدۡهُم بِهِۦ جِهَادً۬ا ڪَبِيرً۬ا

Therefore listen not to the Unbelievers, but strive against them with the utmost strenuousness, with the (Qur'án).


وَهُوَ ٱلَّذِى مَرَجَ ٱلۡبَحۡرَيۡنِ هَـٰذَا عَذۡبٌ۬ فُرَاتٌ۬ وَهَـٰذَا مِلۡحٌ أُجَاجٌ۬

It is He Who has let free the two bodies of flowing water:

one palatable and sweet, and the other salt and bitter;

وَجَعَلَ بَيۡنَہُمَا بَرۡزَخً۬ا وَحِجۡرً۬ا مَّحۡجُورً۬ا

yet has He made a barrier between them, a partition that is forbidden to be passed.


وَهُوَ ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَ مِنَ ٱلۡمَآءِ بَشَرً۬ا فَجَعَلَهُ ۥ نَسَبً۬ا وَصِهۡرً۬ا‌ۗ

It is He Who has created man from water: then has He established relationships of lineage and marriage:

وَكَانَ رَبُّكَ قَدِيرً۬ا

for thy Lord has power (over all things).


وَيَعۡبُدُونَ مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ مَا لَا يَنفَعُهُمۡ وَلَا يَضُرُّهُمۡ‌ۗ

Yet do they worship, besides Allah, things that can neither profit them nor harm them:

وَكَانَ ٱلۡكَافِرُ عَلَىٰ رَبِّهِۦ ظَهِيرً۬ا

and the Misbeliever is a helper (of Evil), against his own Lord!


وَمَآ أَرۡسَلۡنَـٰكَ إِلَّا مُبَشِّرً۬ا وَنَذِيرً۬ا

But thee We only sent to give glad tidings and admonition.


قُلۡ مَآ أَسۡـَٔلُڪُمۡ عَلَيۡهِ مِنۡ أَجۡرٍإِلَّا مَن شَآءَ أَن يَتَّخِذَ إِلَىٰ رَبِّهِۦ سَبِيلاً۬ 

Say: "No reward do I ask of you for it but this: that each one who will may take a (straight) Path to his Lord."


وَتَوَڪَّلۡ عَلَى ٱلۡحَىِّ ٱلَّذِى لَا يَمُوتُ وَسَبِّحۡ بِحَمۡدِهِۦ‌ۚ

And put thy trust in Him Who lives and dies not; and celebrate His praise;

وَڪَفَىٰ بِهِۦ بِذُنُوبِ عِبَادِهِۦ خَبِيرًا 

and enough is He to be acquainted with the faults of His servants --


ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضَ وَمَا بَيۡنَهُمَا فِى سِتَّةِ أَيَّامٍ۬ ثُمَّ ٱسۡتَوَىٰ عَلَى ٱلۡعَرۡشِ‌ۚ

He Who created the heavens and the earth and all that is between, in six days, and is firmly established on the Throne (of authority):

ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنُ فَسۡـَٔلۡ بِهِۦ خَبِيرً۬ا

Allah, Most Gracious: ask thou, then, about Him of any acquainted (with such things).


وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمُ ٱسۡجُدُواْ لِلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ قَالُواْ وَمَا ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنُ

When it is said to them, "Adore ye (Allah) Most Gracious!", they say,

"And what is (Allah) Most Gracious?

أَنَسۡجُدُ لِمَا تَأۡمُرُنَا وَزَادَهُمۡ نُفُورً۬ا ۩

Shall we adore that which thou commandest us?"

and it increases their flight (from the Truth). ۩


تَبَارَكَ ٱلَّذِى جَعَلَ فِى ٱلسَّمَآءِ بُرُوجً۬اوَجَعَلَ فِيہَا سِرَٲجً۬ا وَقَمَرً۬ا مُّنِيرً۬ا

Blessed is He Who made Constellations in the skies, and placed therein a Lamp and a Moon giving light;


وَهُوَ ٱلَّذِى جَعَلَ ٱلَّيۡلَ وَٱلنَّهَارَ خِلۡفَةً۬ لِّمَنۡ أَرَادَ أَن يَذَّڪَّرَ أَوۡ أَرَادَ شُڪُورً۬ا

And it is He Who made the Night and the Day to follow each other: for such as have the will to celebrate His praises or to show their gratitude.


وَعِبَادُ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلَّذِينَ يَمۡشُونَ عَلَى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ هَوۡنً۬ا

And the servants of (Allah) Most Gracious are those who walk on the earth in humility,

وَإِذَا خَاطَبَهُمُ ٱلۡجَـٰهِلُونَ قَالُواْ سَلَـٰمً۬ا

and when the ignorant address them, they say, "Peace!"


وَٱلَّذِينَ يَبِيتُونَ لِرَبِّهِمۡ سُجَّدً۬ا وَقِيَـٰمً۬ا

Those who spend the night in adoration of their Lord prostrate and standing;


وَٱلَّذِينَ يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَا ٱصۡرِفۡ عَنَّا عَذَابَ جَهَنَّمَ‌ۖ

Those who say, "Our Lord! avert from us the Wrath of Hell,

إِنَّ عَذَابَهَا كَانَ غَرَامًا

for its Wrath is indeed an affliction grievous --


إِنَّهَا سَآءَتۡ مُسۡتَقَرًّ۬ا وَمُقَامً۬ا

"Evil indeed is it as an abode, and as a place to rest in;"


وَٱلَّذِينَ إِذَآ أَنفَقُواْ لَمۡ يُسۡرِفُواْ وَلَمۡ يَقۡتُرُواْ وَڪَانَ بَيۡنَ ذَٲلِكَ قَوَامً۬ا

Those who, when they spend, are not extravagant and not niggardly, but hold a just (balance) between those (extremes);


وَٱلَّذِينَ لَا يَدۡعُونَ مَعَ ٱللَّهِ إِلَـٰهًا ءَاخَرَ

Those who invoke not, with Allah, any other god,

وَلَا يَقۡتُلُونَ ٱلنَّفۡسَ ٱلَّتِى حَرَّمَ ٱللَّهُ إِلَّا بِٱلۡحَقِّ وَلَا يَزۡنُونَ‌ۚ

nor slay such life as Allah has made sacred, except for just cause, not commit fornication --

وَمَن يَفۡعَلۡ ذَٲلِكَ يَلۡقَ أَثَامً۬ا

and any that does this (not only) meets punishment.


يُضَـٰعَفۡ لَهُ ٱلۡعَذَابُ يَوۡمَ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِ وَيَخۡلُدۡ فِيهِۦ مُهَانًا

(But) the Penalty on the Day of Judgment will be doubled to him, and he will dwell therein in ignominy-


إِلَّا مَن تَابَ وَءَامَنَ وَعَمِلَ عَمَلاً۬ صَـٰلِحً۬ا فَأُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ يُبَدِّلُ ٱللَّهُ سَيِّـَٔاتِهِمۡ حَسَنَـٰتٍ۬‌ۗ

Unless he repents, believes, and works righteous deeds, for Allah will change the evil of such persons into good,

وَكَانَ ٱللَّهُ غَفُورً۬ا رَّحِيمً۬ا

and Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.


وَمَن تَابَ وَعَمِلَ صَـٰلِحً۬ا فَإِنَّهُ ۥ يَتُوبُ إِلَى ٱللَّهِ مَتَابً۬ا

And whoever repents and does good has truly turned to Allah with an (acceptable) conversion --


وَٱلَّذِينَ لَا يَشۡهَدُونَ ٱلزُّورَ وَإِذَا مَرُّواْ بِٱللَّغۡوِ مَرُّواْ ڪِرَامً۬ا

Those who witness no falsehood, and, if they pass by futility, they pass by it with honorable (avoidance);


وَٱلَّذِينَ إِذَا ذُڪِّرُواْ بِـَٔايَـٰتِ رَبِّهِمۡ لَمۡ يَخِرُّواْ عَلَيۡهَا صُمًّ۬ا وَعُمۡيَانً۬ا

Those who, when they are admonished with the Signs of their Lord, droop not down at them as if they were deaf or blind:


وَٱلَّذِينَ يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَا هَبۡ لَنَا مِنۡ أَزۡوَٲجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّـٰتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعۡيُنٍ۬ وَٱجۡعَلۡنَا لِلۡمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا

And those who pray, "Our Lord! grant unto us wives and offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes, and give us (the grace) to lead the righteous."


أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ يُجۡزَوۡنَ ٱلۡغُرۡفَةَ بِمَا صَبَرُواْ

Those are the ones who will be rewarded with the highest place in heaven, because of their patient constancy;

وَيُلَقَّوۡنَ فِيهَا تَحِيَّةً۬ وَسَلَـٰمًا

therein shall they be met with salutations and peace,


خَـٰلِدِينَ فِيهَا‌ۚ

Dwelling therein --

حَسُنَتۡ مُسۡتَقَرًّ۬ا وَمُقَامً۬ا

how beautiful an abode and place of rest!


قُلۡ مَا يَعۡبَؤُاْ بِكُمۡ رَبِّى لَوۡلَا دُعَآؤُڪُمۡ‌ۖ

Say (to the rejecters): "My Lord is not uneasy because of you if ye call not on Him,

فَقَدۡ كَذَّبۡتُمۡ فَسَوۡفَ يَڪُونُ لِزَامَۢا

but ye have indeed rejected (Him), and soon will come the inevitable (punishment)!"


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