Glorious Qur'an (English Translation)

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بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

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

1.

طسٓمٓ   

Ta Sin Mim.

2.

تِلۡكَ ءَايَـٰتُ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبِ ٱلۡمُبِينِ   

These are Verses of the Book that makes (things) clear.

3.

لَعَلَّكَ بَـٰخِعٌ۬ نَّفۡسَكَ أَلَّا يَكُونُواْ مُؤۡمِنِينَ   

It may be thou frettest thy soul with grief, that they do not become Believers.

4.

إِن نَّشَأۡ نُنَزِّلۡ عَلَيۡہِم مِّنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ ءَايَةً۬ فَظَلَّتۡ أَعۡنَـٰقُهُمۡ لَهَا خَـٰضِعِينَ   

If (such) were Our Will, We could send down to them from the sky a Sign, to which they would bend their necks in humility.

5.

وَمَا يَأۡتِيہِم مِّن ذِكۡرٍ۬ مِّنَ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ مُحۡدَثٍ إِلَّا كَانُواْ عَنۡهُ مُعۡرِضِينَ  

But there comes not to them a newly-revealed message from (Allah) Most Gracious, but they turn away therefrom.

6.

فَقَدۡ كَذَّبُواْ فَسَيَأۡتِيہِمۡ أَنۢبَـٰٓؤُاْ مَا كَانُواْ بِهِۦ يَسۡتَہۡزِءُونَ   

They have indeed rejected (the Message): so they will know soon (enough) the truth of what they mocked at!

7.

أَوَلَمۡ يَرَوۡاْ إِلَى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ كَمۡ أَنۢبَتۡنَا فِيہَا مِن كُلِّ زَوۡجٍ۬ كَرِيمٍ   

Do they not look at the earth -- how many noble things of all kinds we have produced therein?

8.

إِنَّ فِى ذَٲلِكَ لَأَيَةً۬‌ۖ وَمَا كَانَ أَكۡثَرُهُم مُّؤۡمِنِينَ   

Verily, in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe.

9.

وَإِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَهُوَ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ   

And verily, thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.

10.

وَإِذۡ نَادَىٰ رَبُّكَ مُوسَىٰٓ أَنِ ٱئۡتِ ٱلۡقَوۡمَ ٱلظَّـٰلِمِينَ   

Behold, thy Lord called Moses:

"Go to the people of iniquity --

11.

قَوۡمَ فِرۡعَوۡنَ‌ۚ

"The people of Pharaoh:

أَلَا يَتَّقُونَ   

will they not fear Allah?"

12.

قَالَ رَبِّ إِنِّىٓ أَخَافُ أَن يُكَذِّبُونِ  

He said:

"O my Lord! I do fear that they will charge me with falsehood:

13.

وَيَضِيقُ صَدۡرِى وَلَا يَنطَلِقُ لِسَانِى فَأَرۡسِلۡ إِلَىٰ هَـٰرُونَ   

"My breast will be straitened, and my speech may not go (smoothly): so send unto Aaron.

14.

وَلَهُمۡ عَلَىَّ ذَنۢبٌ۬ فَأَخَافُ أَن يَقۡتُلُونِ   

"And (further), they have a charge of crime against me; and I fear they may slay me."

15.

قَالَ كَلَّا‌

Allah said: "By no means!  

فَٱذۡهَبَا بِـَٔايَـٰتِنَآ‌ۖإِنَّا مَعَكُم مُّسۡتَمِعُونَ   

proceed then, both of you, with Our Signs; We are with you, and will listen (to your call).

16.

فَأۡتِيَا فِرۡعَوۡنَ فَقُولَآ إِنَّا رَسُولُ رَبِّ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ   

"So go forth, both of you, to Pharaoh, and say: 'We have been sent by the Lord and Cherisher of the Worlds;

17.

أَنۡ أَرۡسِلۡ مَعَنَا بَنِىٓ إِسۡرَٲٓءِيلَ   

"'Send thou with us the Children of Israel.'"

18.

قَالَ أَلَمۡ نُرَبِّكَ فِينَا وَلِيدً۬اوَلَبِثۡتَ فِينَا مِنۡ عُمُرِكَ سِنِينَ   

(Pharaoh) said:

"Did we not cherish thee as a child among us, and didst thou not stay in our midst many years of thy life?

19.

وَفَعَلۡتَ فَعۡلَتَكَ ٱلَّتِى فَعَلۡتَ وَأَنتَ مِنَ ٱلۡكَـٰفِرِينَ   

"And thou didst a deed of thine which (thou knowest) thou didst, and thou art an ungrateful (wretch)!"

20.

قَالَ فَعَلۡتُهَآ إِذً۬ا وَأَنَا۟ مِنَ ٱلضَّآلِّينَ   

Moses said:

"I did it then, when I was in error.

21.

فَفَرَرۡتُ مِنكُمۡ لَمَّا خِفۡتُكُمۡ

"So I fled from you (all) when I feared you;

فَوَهَبَ لِى رَبِّى حُكۡمً۬ا وَجَعَلَنِى مِنَ ٱلۡمُرۡسَلِينَ   

but my Lord has (since) invested me with judgment (and wisdom) and appointed me as one of the messengers.

22.

وَتِلۡكَ نِعۡمَةٌ۬ تَمُنُّہَا عَلَىَّ أَنۡ عَبَّدتَّ بَنِىٓ إِسۡرَٲٓءِيلَ   

"And this is the favor with which thou dost reproach me -- that thou hast enslaved the Children of Israel"

23.

قَالَ فِرۡعَوۡنُ وَمَا رَبُّ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ   

Pharaoh said: "And what is the 'Lord and Cherisher of the Worlds?'"

24.

قَالَ رَبُّ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَمَا بَيۡنَهُمَآ‌ۖ

(Moses) said: "The Lord and Cherisher of the heavens and the earth, and all between --

إِن كُنتُم مُّوقِنِينَ   

if ye want to be quite sure."

25.

قَالَ لِمَنۡ حَوۡلَهُ ۥۤ أَلَا تَسۡتَمِعُونَ   

(Pharaoh) said to those around: "Do ye not listen (to what he says)?"

26.

قَالَ رَبُّكُمۡ وَرَبُّ ءَابَآٮِٕكُمُ ٱلۡأَوَّلِينَ   

(Moses) said: "Your Lord and the Lord of your fathers from the beginning!"

27.

قَالَ إِنَّ رَسُولَكُمُ ٱلَّذِىٓ أُرۡسِلَ إِلَيۡكُمۡ لَمَجۡنُونٌ۬   

(Pharaoh) said: "Truly your messenger who has been sent to you is a veritable madman!"

28.

قَالَ رَبُّ ٱلۡمَشۡرِقِ وَٱلۡمَغۡرِبِ وَمَا بَيۡنَہُمَآ‌ۖ

(Moses) said: "Lord of the East and the West, and all between!

إِن كُنتُمۡ تَعۡقِلُونَ   

If ye only had sense!"

29.

قَالَ لَٮِٕنِ ٱتَّخَذۡتَ إِلَـٰهًا غَيۡرِى لَأَجۡعَلَنَّكَ مِنَ ٱلۡمَسۡجُونِينَ   

(Pharaoh) said: "If thou dost put forward any god other than me, I will certainly put thee in prison!"

30.

قَالَ أَوَلَوۡ جِئۡتُكَ بِشَىۡءٍ۬ مُّبِينٍ۬   

(Moses) said: "Even if I showed you something clear (and) convincing?"

31.

قَالَ فَأۡتِ بِهِۦۤ إِن ڪُنتَ مِنَ ٱلصَّـٰدِقِينَ   

(Pharaoh) said: "Show it then, if thou tellest the truth!"

32.

فَأَلۡقَىٰ عَصَاهُ فَإِذَا هِىَ ثُعۡبَانٌ۬ مُّبِينٌ۬   

So (Moses) threw his rod, and behold, it was a serpent, plain (for all to see)!

33.

وَنَزَعَ يَدَهُ ۥ فَإِذَا هِىَ بَيۡضَآءُ لِلنَّـٰظِرِينَ   

And he drew out his hand, and behold, it was white to all beholders!

34.

قَالَ لِلۡمَلَإِ حَوۡلَهُ ۥۤ إِنَّ هَـٰذَا لَسَـٰحِرٌ عَلِيمٌ۬   

(Pharaoh) said to the Chiefs around him:

"This is indeed a sorcerer well-versed:

35.

يُرِيدُ أَن يُخۡرِجَكُم مِّنۡ أَرۡضِڪُم بِسِحۡرِهِۦ

"His plan is to get you out of your land by his sorcery;

فَمَاذَا تَأۡمُرُونَ   

then what is it ye counsel?"

36.

قَالُوٓاْ أَرۡجِهۡ وَأَخَاهُ وَٱبۡعَثۡ فِى ٱلۡمَدَآٮِٕنِ حَـٰشِرِينَ   

They said:

"Keep him and his brother in suspense (for a while), and dispatch to the Cities heralds to collect --

37.

يَأۡتُوكَ بِڪُلِّ سَحَّارٍ عَلِيمٍ۬   

"And bring up to thee all (our) sorcerers well-versed."

38.

فَجُمِعَ ٱلسَّحَرَةُ لِمِيقَـٰتِ يَوۡمٍ۬ مَّعۡلُومٍ۬   

So the sorcerers were got together for the appointment of a day well-known,

39.

وَقِيلَ لِلنَّاسِ هَلۡ أَنتُم مُّجۡتَمِعُونَ   

And the people were told:

"Are ye (now) assembled? --

40.

لَعَلَّنَا نَتَّبِعُ ٱلسَّحَرَةَ إِن كَانُواْ هُمُ ٱلۡغَـٰلِبِينَ   

"That we may follow the sorcerers (in religion) if they win?"

41.

فَلَمَّا جَآءَ ٱلسَّحَرَةُ قَالُواْ لِفِرۡعَوۡنَ أَٮِٕنَّ لَنَا لَأَجۡرًا إِن كُنَّا نَحۡنُ ٱلۡغَـٰلِبِينَ   

So when the sorcerers arrived, they said to Pharaoh: "Of course -- shall we have a (suitable) reward if we win?"

42.

قَالَ نَعَمۡ وَإِنَّكُمۡ إِذً۬ا لَّمِنَ ٱلۡمُقَرَّبِينَ   

He said: "Yea, (and more) -- for ye shall in that case be (raised to posts) nearest (to my person)."

43.

قَالَ لَهُم مُّوسَىٰٓ أَلۡقُواْ مَآ أَنتُم مُّلۡقُونَ   

Moses said to them: "Throw ye -- that which ye are about to throw!"

44.

فَأَلۡقَوۡاْ حِبَالَهُمۡ وَعِصِيَّهُمۡ وَقَالُواْ بِعِزَّةِ فِرۡعَوۡنَ إِنَّا لَنَحۡنُ ٱلۡغَـٰلِبُونَ   

So they threw their ropes and their rods, and said: "By the might of Pharaoh, it is we who will certainly win!"

45.

فَأَلۡقَىٰ مُوسَىٰ عَصَاهُ فَإِذَا هِىَ تَلۡقَفُ مَا يَأۡفِكُونَ   

Then Moses threw his rod, when behold, it straightway swallows up all the falsehoods which they fake!

46.

فَأُلۡقِىَ ٱلسَّحَرَةُ سَـٰجِدِينَ   

Then did the sorcerers fall down, prostrate in adoration,

47.

قَالُوٓاْ ءَامَنَّا بِرَبِّ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ   

Saying: "We believe in the Lord of the Worlds,

48.

رَبِّ مُوسَىٰ وَهَـٰرُونَ   

"The Lord of Moses and Aaron."

49.

قَالَ ءَامَنتُمۡ لَهُ ۥ قَبۡلَ أَنۡ ءَاذَنَ لَكُمۡ‌ۖ

Said (Pharaoh):

"Believe ye in him before I give you permission?

إِنَّهُ ۥ لَكَبِيرُكُمُ ٱلَّذِى عَلَّمَكُمُ ٱلسِّحۡرَفَلَسَوۡفَ تَعۡلَمُونَ‌ۚ

Surely he is your leader, who has taught you sorcery! But soon shall ye know!

لَأُقَطِّعَنَّ أَيۡدِيَكُمۡ وَأَرۡجُلَكُم مِّنۡ خِلَـٰفٍ۬ وَلَأُصَلِّبَنَّكُمۡ أَجۡمَعِينَ   

"But sure I will cut off your hands and your feet on opposite sides, and I will cause you all to die on the cross!"

50.

قَالُواْ لَا ضَيۡرَ‌ۖ إِنَّآ إِلَىٰ رَبِّنَا مُنقَلِبُونَ   

They said: "No matter! for us, we shall but return to our Lord!

51.

إِنَّا نَطۡمَعُ أَن يَغۡفِرَ لَنَا رَبُّنَا خَطَـٰيَـٰنَآ أَن كُنَّآ أَوَّلَ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ   

"Only, our desire is that our Lord will forgive us our faults, that we may become foremost among the Believers!"

52.

وَأَوۡحَيۡنَآ إِلَىٰ مُوسَىٰٓ أَنۡ أَسۡرِ بِعِبَادِىٓ إِنَّكُم مُّتَّبَعُونَ   

By inspiration We told Moses: "Travel by night with My servants; for surely ye shall be pursued."

53.

فَأَرۡسَلَ فِرۡعَوۡنُ فِى ٱلۡمَدَآٮِٕنِ حَـٰشِرِينَ   

Then Pharaoh sent heralds to (all) the Cities,

(Saying):

54.

إِنَّ هَـٰٓؤُلَآءِ لَشِرۡذِمَةٌ۬ قَلِيلُونَ   

"These (Israelites) are but a small band,

55.

وَإِنَّہُمۡ لَنَا لَغَآٮِٕظُونَ   

"And they are raging furiously against us;

56.

وَإِنَّا لَجَمِيعٌ حَـٰذِرُونَ   

"But we are a multitude amply fore-warned."

57.

فَأَخۡرَجۡنَـٰهُم مِّن جَنَّـٰتٍ۬ وَعُيُونٍ۬   

So We expelled them from gardens, springs,

58.

وَكُنُوزٍ۬ وَمَقَامٍ۬ كَرِيمٍ۬   

Treasures, and every kind of honorable position;

59.

كَذَٲلِكَ وَأَوۡرَثۡنَـٰهَا بَنِىٓ إِسۡرَٲٓءِيلَ 

Thus it was, but We made the Children of Israel inheritors of such things.

60.

فَأَتۡبَعُوهُم مُّشۡرِقِينَ   

So they pursued them at sunrise.

61.

فَلَمَّا تَرَٲٓءَا ٱلۡجَمۡعَانِ قَالَ أَصۡحَـٰبُ مُوسَىٰٓ إِنَّا لَمُدۡرَكُونَ   

And when the two bodies saw each other, the people of Moses said: "We are sure to be overtaken."

62.

قَالَ كَلَّآ‌ۖ إِنَّ مَعِىَ رَبِّى سَيَہۡدِينِ   

(Moses) said: "By no means!

my Lord is with me! Soon will He guide me!

63.

فَأَوۡحَيۡنَآ إِلَىٰ مُوسَىٰٓ أَنِ ٱضۡرِب بِّعَصَاكَ ٱلۡبَحۡرَ‌ۖ

Then We told Moses by inspiration: "Strike the sea with thy rod."

فَٱنفَلَقَ فَكَانَ كُلُّ فِرۡقٍ۬ كَٱلطَّوۡدِ ٱلۡعَظِيمِ   

So it divided, and each separate part become like the huge, firm mass of a mountain.

64.

وَأَزۡلَفۡنَا ثَمَّ ٱلۡأَخَرِينَ   

And We made the other party approach thither.

65.

وَأَنجَيۡنَا مُوسَىٰ وَمَن مَّعَهُ ۥۤ أَجۡمَعِينَ   

We delivered Moses and all who were with him;

66.

ثُمَّ أَغۡرَقۡنَا ٱلۡأَخَرِينَ   

But We drowned the others.

67.

إِنَّ فِى ذَٲلِكَ لَأَيَةً۬‌ۖ وَمَا كَانَ أَكۡثَرُهُم مُّؤۡمِنِينَ   

Verily in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe.

68.

وَإِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَهُوَ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ   

And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.

69.

وَٱتۡلُ عَلَيۡهِمۡ نَبَأَ إِبۡرَٲهِيمَ   

And rehearse to them (something of) Abraham's story.

70.

إِذۡ قَالَ لِأَبِيهِ وَقَوۡمِهِۦ مَا تَعۡبُدُونَ   

Behold, he said to his father and his people: "What worship ye?"

71.

قَالُواْ نَعۡبُدُ أَصۡنَامً۬ا فَنَظَلُّ لَهَا عَـٰكِفِينَ   

They said: "We worship idols, and we remain constantly in attendance on them."

72.

قَالَ هَلۡ يَسۡمَعُونَكُمۡ إِذۡ تَدۡعُونَ  

He said:

"Do they listen to you when ye call (on them),

73.

أَوۡ يَنفَعُونَكُمۡ أَوۡ يَضُرُّونَ   

"Or do you good or harm?"

74.

قَالُواْ بَلۡ وَجَدۡنَآ ءَابَآءَنَا كَذَٲلِكَ يَفۡعَلُونَ   

They said: "Nay, but we found our fathers doing thus (what we do)."

75.

قَالَ أَفَرَءَيۡتُم مَّا كُنتُمۡ تَعۡبُدُونَ   

He said:

"Do ye then see whom ye have been worshipping --

76.

أَنتُمۡ وَءَابَآؤُڪُمُ ٱلۡأَقۡدَمُونَ   

"Ye and your fathers before you? --

77.

فَإِنَّہُمۡ عَدُوٌّ۬ لِّىٓ إِلَّا رَبَّ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ   

"For they are enemies to me; not so the Lord and Cherisher of the Worlds;

78.

ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَنِى فَهُوَ يَہۡدِينِ   

"Who created me, and it is He Who guides me;

79.

وَٱلَّذِى هُوَ يُطۡعِمُنِى وَيَسۡقِينِ   

"Who gives me food and drink,

80.

وَإِذَا مَرِضۡتُ فَهُوَ يَشۡفِينِ   

"And when I am ill, it is He Who cures me;

81.

وَٱلَّذِى يُمِيتُنِى ثُمَّ يُحۡيِينِ   

"Who will cause me to die, and then to live (again);

82.

وَٱلَّذِىٓ أَطۡمَعُ أَن يَغۡفِرَ لِى خَطِيٓـَٔتِى يَوۡمَ ٱلدِّينِ   

"And Who, I hope, will forgive me my faults on the Day of Judgment...

83.

رَبِّ هَبۡ لِى حُڪۡمً۬ا وَأَلۡحِقۡنِى بِٱلصَّـٰلِحِينَ   

O my Lord! bestow wisdom on me, and join me with the righteous;

84.

وَٱجۡعَل لِّى لِسَانَ صِدۡقٍ۬ فِى ٱلۡأَخِرِينَ   

"Grant me honorable mention on the tongue of truth among the latest (generations);

85.

وَٱجۡعَلۡنِى مِن وَرَثَةِ جَنَّةِ ٱلنَّعِيمِ   

"Make me one of the inheritors of the Garden of Bliss;

86.

وَٱغۡفِرۡ لِأَبِىٓ إِنَّهُ ۥ كَانَ مِنَ ٱلضَّآلِّينَ   

"Forgive my father, for that he is among those astray;

87.

وَلَا تُخۡزِنِى يَوۡمَ يُبۡعَثُونَ   

"And let me not be in disgrace on the Day when (men) will be raised up --

88.

يَوۡمَ لَا يَنفَعُ مَالٌ۬ وَلَا بَنُونَ 

The Day whereon neither wealth nor sons will avail,

89.

إِلَّا مَنۡ أَتَى ٱللَّهَ بِقَلۡبٍ۬ سَلِيمٍ۬ 

"But only he (will prosper) that brings to Allah a sound heart;

90.

وَأُزۡلِفَتِ ٱلۡجَنَّةُ لِلۡمُتَّقِينَ 

"To the righteous, the Garden will be brought near,

91.

وَبُرِّزَتِ ٱلۡجَحِيمُ لِلۡغَاوِينَ   

"And to those straying in Evil, the Fire will be placed in full view;

92.

وَقِيلَ لَهُمۡ أَيۡنَ مَا كُنتُمۡ تَعۡبُدُونَ   

"And it shall be said to them:

'Where are the (gods) ye worshipped --

93.

مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ هَلۡ يَنصُرُونَكُمۡ أَوۡ يَنتَصِرُونَ   

"'Besides Allah?

Can they help you or help themselves?'

94.

فَكُبۡكِبُواْ فِيہَا هُمۡ وَٱلۡغَاوُ ۥنَ   

"Then they will be thrown headlong into the (Fire) -- they and those straying in Evil,

95.

وَجُنُودُ إِبۡلِيسَ أَجۡمَعُونَ   

"And the whole hosts of Iblis together.

96.

قَالُواْ وَهُمۡ فِيہَا يَخۡتَصِمُونَ   

"They will say there in their mutual bickering:

97.

تَٱللَّهِ إِن كُنَّا لَفِى ضَلَـٰلٍ۬ مُّبِينٍ  

"'By Allah, we were truly in an error manifest,

98.

إِذۡ نُسَوِّيكُم بِرَبِّ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ   

"'When we held you as equals with the Lord of the Worlds;

99.

وَمَآ أَضَلَّنَآ إِلَّا ٱلۡمُجۡرِمُونَ   

"'And our seducers were only those who were steeped in guilt.

100.

فَمَا لَنَا مِن شَـٰفِعِينَ   

"'Now, then, we have none to intercede (for us),

101.

وَلَا صَدِيقٍ حَمِيمٍ۬   

"'Nor a single friend to feel (for us).

102.

فَلَوۡ أَنَّ لَنَا كَرَّةً۬ فَنَكُونَ مِنَ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ   

"'Now if we only had a chance of return, we shall truly be of those who believe!'"

103.

إِنَّ فِى ذَٲلِكَ لَأَيَةً۬‌ۖ وَمَا كَانَ أَكۡثَرُهُم مُّؤۡمِنِينَ   

Verily in this is a Sign, but most of them do not believe.

104.

وَإِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَهُوَ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ   

And verily the Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.

105.

كَذَّبَتۡ قَوۡمُ نُوحٍ ٱلۡمُرۡسَلِينَ   

The people of Noah rejected the messengers.

106.

إِذۡ قَالَ لَهُمۡ أَخُوهُمۡ نُوحٌ أَلَا تَتَّقُونَ   

Behold, their brother Noah said to them:

"Will ye not fear (Allah)?

107.

إِنِّى لَكُمۡ رَسُولٌ أَمِينٌ۬   

"I am to you a messenger worthy of all trust:

108.

فَٱتَّقُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُونِ   

"So fear Allah, and obey me.

109.

وَمَآ أَسۡـَٔلُكُمۡ عَلَيۡهِ مِنۡ أَجۡرٍ‌ۖ إِنۡ أَجۡرِىَ إِلَّا عَلَىٰ رَبِّ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ 

"No reward do I ask of you for it: my reward is only from the Lord of the Worlds:

110.

فَٱتَّقُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُونِ   

"So fear Allah, and obey me."

111.

قَالُوٓاْ أَنُؤۡمِنُ لَكَ وَٱتَّبَعَكَ ٱلۡأَرۡذَلُونَ   

They said: "Shall we believe in thee when it is the meanest that follow thee?"

112.

قَالَ وَمَا عِلۡمِى بِمَا كَانُواْ يَعۡمَلُونَ   

He said: "And what do I know as to what they do?

113.

إِنۡ حِسَابُہُمۡ إِلَّا عَلَىٰ رَبِّى‌ۖ لَوۡ تَشۡعُرُونَ 

"Their account is only with my Lord,

if ye could (but) understand.

114.

وَمَآ أَنَا۟ بِطَارِدِ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ   

"I am not one to drive away those who believe.

115.

إِنۡ أَنَا۟ إِلَّا نَذِيرٌ۬ مُّبِينٌ۬   

"I am sent only to warn plainly in public."

116.

قَالُواْ لَٮِٕن لَّمۡ تَنتَهِ يَـٰنُوحُ لَتَكُونَنَّ مِنَ ٱلۡمَرۡجُومِينَ   

They said: "If thou desist not, O Noah! thou shalt be stoned (to death)."

117.

قَالَ رَبِّ إِنَّ قَوۡمِى كَذَّبُونِ   

He said:

"O my Lord! truly my people have rejected me.

118.

فَٱفۡتَحۡ بَيۡنِى وَبَيۡنَهُمۡ فَتۡحً۬ا

"Judge thou, then, between me and them openly,

وَنَجِّنِى وَمَن مَّعِىَ مِنَ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ   

and deliver me and those of the Believers who are with me."

119.

فَأَنجَيۡنَـٰهُ وَمَن مَّعَهُ ۥ فِى ٱلۡفُلۡكِ ٱلۡمَشۡحُونِ   

So we delivered him and those with him, in the Ark filled (with all creatures).

120.

ثُمَّ أَغۡرَقۡنَا بَعۡدُ ٱلۡبَاقِينَ   

Thereafter We drowned those who remained behind.

121.

إِنَّ فِى ذَٲلِكَ لَأَيَةً۬‌ۖ

Verily in this is a Sign:

وَمَا ڪَانَ أَكۡثَرُهُم مُّؤۡمِنِينَ   

but most of them do not believe.

122.

وَإِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَهُوَ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ   

And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.

123.

كَذَّبَتۡ عَادٌ ٱلۡمُرۡسَلِينَ   

The 'Ad (people) rejected the messengers.

124.

إِذۡ قَالَ لَهُمۡ أَخُوهُمۡ هُودٌ أَلَا تَتَّقُونَ   

Behold, their brother Hud said to them:

"Will ye not fear (Allah)?

125.

إِنِّى لَكُمۡ رَسُولٌ أَمِينٌ۬   

"I am to you a messenger worthy of all trust.

126.

فَٱتَّقُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُونِ   

"So fear Allah and obey me.

127.

وَمَآ أَسۡـَٔلُكُمۡ عَلَيۡهِ مِنۡ أَجۡرٍ‌ۖ إِنۡ أَجۡرِىَ إِلَّا عَلَىٰ رَبِّ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ   

"No reward do I ask of you for it: my reward is only from the Lord of the Worlds.

128.

أَتَبۡنُونَ بِكُلِّ رِيعٍ ءَايَةً۬ تَعۡبَثُونَ   

"Do ye build a landmark on every high place to amuse yourselves?

129.

وَتَتَّخِذُونَ مَصَانِعَ لَعَلَّكُمۡ تَخۡلُدُونَ   

"And do ye get for yourselves fine buildings in the hope of living therein (forever)?

130.

وَإِذَا بَطَشۡتُم بَطَشۡتُمۡ جَبَّارِينَ   

"And when ye exert your strong hand, do ye do it like men of absolute power?

131.

فَٱتَّقُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُونِ   

"Now fear Allah, and obey me.

132.

وَٱتَّقُواْ ٱلَّذِىٓ أَمَدَّكُم بِمَا تَعۡلَمُونَ   

"Yea, fear Him Who has bestowed on you freely all that ye know.

133.

أَمَدَّكُم بِأَنۡعَـٰمٍ۬ وَبَنِينَ   

"Freely has He bestowed on you cattle and sons --

134.

وَجَنَّـٰتٍ۬ وَعُيُونٍ 

And Gardens and Springs.

135.

إِنِّىٓ أَخَافُ عَلَيۡكُمۡ عَذَابَ يَوۡمٍ عَظِيمٍ۬   

"Truly I fear for you the Penalty of a Great Day."

136.

قَالُواْ سَوَآءٌ عَلَيۡنَآ أَوَعَظۡتَ أَمۡ لَمۡ تَكُن مِّنَ ٱلۡوَٲعِظِينَ   

They said:

"It is the same to us whether thou admonish us or be not among (our) Admonishers!

137.

إِنۡ هَـٰذَآ إِلَّا خُلُقُ ٱلۡأَوَّلِينَ   

"This is no other than a customary device of the ancients,

138.

وَمَا نَحۡنُ بِمُعَذَّبِينَ   

"And we are not the ones to receive Pains and Penalties!"

139.

فَكَذَّبُوهُ فَأَهۡلَكۡنَـٰهُمۡ‌ۗ

So they rejected him, and We destroyed them,

إِنَّ فِى ذَٲلِكَ لَأَيَةً۬‌ۖ وَمَا كَانَ أَكۡثَرُهُم مُّؤۡمِنِينَ   

verily in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe.

140.

وَإِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَهُوَ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ   

And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.

141.

كَذَّبَتۡ ثَمُودُ ٱلۡمُرۡسَلِينَ   

The Thamud (people) rejected the messengers.

142.

إِذۡ قَالَ لَهُمۡ أَخُوهُمۡ صَـٰلِحٌ أَلَا تَتَّقُونَ   

Behold, their brother Salih said to them:

"Will you fear (Allah)?

143.

إِنِّى لَكُمۡ رَسُولٌ أَمِينٌ۬   

"I am to you a messenger worthy of all trust.

144.

فَٱتَّقُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُونِ   

"So fear Allah, and obey me.

145.

وَمَآ أَسۡـَٔلُكُمۡ عَلَيۡهِ مِنۡ أَجۡرٍ‌ۖ إِنۡ أَجۡرِىَ إِلَّا عَلَىٰ رَبِّ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ   

"No reward do I ask of you for it: my reward is only from the Lord of the Worlds.

146.

أَتُتۡرَكُونَ فِى مَا هَـٰهُنَآ ءَامِنِينَ   

"Will ye be left secure, in (the enjoyment of) all that ye have here? --

147.

فِى جَنَّـٰتٍ۬ وَعُيُونٍ۬   

"Gardens and Springs,

148.

وَزُرُوعٍ۬ وَنَخۡلٍ۬ طَلۡعُهَا هَضِيمٌ۬   

"And corn-fields and date-palms with spathes near breaking (with the weight of fruit)?

149.

وَتَنۡحِتُونَ مِنَ ٱلۡجِبَالِ بُيُوتً۬ا فَـٰرِهِينَ   

"And ye carve house out of (rocky) mountains with great skill.

150.

فَٱتَّقُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُونِ   

"But fear Allah and obey me;

151.

وَلَا تُطِيعُوٓاْ أَمۡرَ ٱلۡمُسۡرِفِينَ   

"And follow not the bidding of those who are extravagant --

152.

ٱلَّذِينَ يُفۡسِدُونَ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَلَا يُصۡلِحُونَ   

"Who make mischief in the land, and mend not (their ways)."

153.

قَالُوٓاْ إِنَّمَآ أَنتَ مِنَ ٱلۡمُسَحَّرِينَ   

They said:

"Thou art only the of those bewitched!

154.

مَآ أَنتَ إِلَّا بَشَرٌ۬ مِّثۡلُنَافَأۡتِ بِـَٔايَةٍ إِن كُنتَ مِنَ ٱلصَّـٰدِقِينَ   

"Thou art no more than a mortal like us: then bring us a Sign, if thou tellest the truth!"

155.

قَالَ هَـٰذِهِۦ نَاقَةٌ۬ لَّهَا شِرۡبٌ۬ وَلَكُمۡ شِرۡبُ يَوۡمٍ۬ مَّعۡلُومٍ۬   

He said:

"Here is a she-camel: she has a right of watering, and ye have a right of watering, (severally) on a day appointed.

156.

وَلَا تَمَسُّوهَا بِسُوٓءٍ۬ فَيَأۡخُذَكُمۡ عَذَابُ يَوۡمٍ عَظِيمٍ۬   

"Touch her not with harm, lest the Penalty of a Great Day seize you."

157.

فَعَقَرُوهَا فَأَصۡبَحُواْ نَـٰدِمِينَ   

But they hamstrung her: then did they become full of regrets.

158.

فَأَخَذَهُمُ ٱلۡعَذَابُ‌ۗ

But the Penalty seized them.

إِنَّ فِى ذَٲلِكَ لَأَيَةً۬‌ۖ وَمَا كَانَ أَڪۡثَرُهُم مُّؤۡمِنِينَ   

Verily in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe.

159.

وَإِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَهُوَ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ  

And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.

160.

كَذَّبَتۡ قَوۡمُ لُوطٍ ٱلۡمُرۡسَلِينَ   

The people of Lut rejected the messengers.

161.

إِذۡ قَالَ لَهُمۡ أَخُوهُمۡ لُوطٌ أَلَا تَتَّقُونَ   

Behold, their brother Lut said to them:

"Will ye not fear (Allah)?

162.

إِنِّى لَكُمۡ رَسُولٌ أَمِينٌ۬   

"I am to you a messenger worthy of all trust.

163.

فَٱتَّقُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُونِ   

"So fear Allah and obey me.

164.

وَمَآ أَسۡـَٔلُكُمۡ عَلَيۡهِ مِنۡ أَجۡرٍ‌ۖ إِنۡ أَجۡرِىَ إِلَّا عَلَىٰ رَبِّ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ   

"No reward do I ask of you for it: my reward is only from the Lord of the Worlds.

165.

أَتَأۡتُونَ ٱلذُّكۡرَانَ مِنَ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ   

"Of all the creatures in the world, will ye approach males.

166.

وَتَذَرُونَ مَا خَلَقَ لَكُمۡ رَبُّكُم مِّنۡ أَزۡوَٲجِكُم‌ۚ

"And leave those whom Allah has created for you to be your mates?

بَلۡ أَنتُمۡ قَوۡمٌ عَادُونَ   

Nay, ye are a people transgressing (all limits)!"

167.

قَالُواْ لَٮِٕن لَّمۡ تَنتَهِ يَـٰلُوطُ لَتَكُونَنَّ مِنَ ٱلۡمُخۡرَجِينَ   

They said: "If thou desist not, O Lut! thou wilt assuredly be cast out!"

168.

قَالَ إِنِّى لِعَمَلِكُم مِّنَ ٱلۡقَالِينَ   

He said: "I do detest your doings."

169.

رَبِّ نَجِّنِى وَأَهۡلِى مِمَّا يَعۡمَلُونَ   

"O my Lord! deliver me and my family from such things as they do!"

170.

فَنَجَّيۡنَـٰهُ وَأَهۡلَهُ ۥۤ أَجۡمَعِينَ   

So We delivered him and his family -- all

171.

إِلَّا عَجُوزً۬ا فِى ٱلۡغَـٰبِرِينَ   

Except an old woman who lingered behind.

172.

ثُمَّ دَمَّرۡنَا ٱلۡأَخَرِينَ 

But the rest We destroyed utterly.

173.

وَأَمۡطَرۡنَا عَلَيۡهِم مَّطَرً۬ا‌ۖ فَسَآءَ مَطَرُ ٱلۡمُنذَرِينَ   

We rained down on them a shower (of brimstone): and evil was the shower on those who were admonished (but heeded not)!

174.

إِنَّ فِى ذَٲلِكَ لَأَيَةً۬‌ۖ وَمَا كَانَ أَكۡثَرُهُم مُّؤۡمِنِينَ   

Verily in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe.

175.

وَإِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَهُوَ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ   

And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.

176.

كَذَّبَ أَصۡحَـٰبُ لۡـَٔيۡكَةِ ٱلۡمُرۡسَلِينَ 

The Companions of the Wood rejected the messengers.

177.

إِذۡ قَالَ لَهُمۡ شُعَيۡبٌ أَلَا تَتَّقُونَ   

Behold, Shuaib said to them:

"Will ye not fear (Allah)?

178.

إِنِّى لَكُمۡ رَسُولٌ أَمِينٌ۬   

"I am to you a messenger worthy of all trust.

179.

فَٱتَّقُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُونِ   

"So fear Allah and obey me.

180.

وَمَآ أَسۡـَٔلُكُمۡ عَلَيۡهِ مِنۡ أَجۡرٍ‌ۖ إِنۡ أَجۡرِىَ إِلَّا عَلَىٰ رَبِّ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ   

"No reward do I ask of you for it: my reward is only from the Lord of the Worlds.

181.

أَوۡفُواْ ٱلۡكَيۡلَ وَلَا تَكُونُواْ مِنَ ٱلۡمُخۡسِرِينَ   

"Give just measure, and cause no loss (to others by fraud).

182.

وَزِنُواْ بِٱلۡقِسۡطَاسِ ٱلۡمُسۡتَقِيمِ   

"And weigh with scales true and upright.

183.

وَلَا تَبۡخَسُواْ ٱلنَّاسَ أَشۡيَآءَهُمۡ وَلَا تَعۡثَوۡاْ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ مُفۡسِدِينَ   

"And withhold not things justly due to men, nor do evil in the land, working mischief.

184.

وَٱتَّقُواْ ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَكُمۡ وَٱلۡجِبِلَّةَ ٱلۡأَوَّلِينَ   

"And fear Him Who created you and (Who created) the generations before (you).

185.

قَالُوٓاْ إِنَّمَآ أَنتَ مِنَ ٱلۡمُسَحَّرِينَ   

They said:

"Thou art only one of those bewitched!

186.

وَمَآ أَنتَ إِلَّا بَشَرٌ۬ مِّثۡلُنَاوَإِن نَّظُنُّكَ لَمِنَ ٱلۡكَـٰذِبِينَ   

"Thou art no more than a mortal like us, and indeed we think thou art a liar!

187.

فَأَسۡقِطۡ عَلَيۡنَا كِسَفً۬ا مِّنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ إِن كُنتَ مِنَ ٱلصَّـٰدِقِينَ   

"Now cause a piece of the sky to fall on us, if thou art truthful!"

188.

قَالَ رَبِّىٓ أَعۡلَمُ بِمَا تَعۡمَلُونَ   

He said: "My Lord knows best what ye do."

189.

فَكَذَّبُوهُ فَأَخَذَهُمۡ عَذَابُ يَوۡمِ ٱلظُّلَّةِ‌ۚ

But they rejected him. Then the punishment of a day of overshadowing gloom seized them,

إِنَّهُ ۥ كَانَ عَذَابَ يَوۡمٍ عَظِيمٍ   

and that was the Penalty of a Great Day.

190.

إِنَّ فِى ذَٲلِكَ لَأَيَةً۬‌ۖ وَمَا كَانَ أَكۡثَرُهُم مُّؤۡمِنِينَ   

Verily in that is a Sign: but most of them do not believe.

191.

وَإِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَهُوَ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ   

And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.

192.

وَإِنَّهُ ۥ لَتَنزِيلُ رَبِّ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ   

Verily this is a Revelation from the Lord of the Worlds:

193.

نَزَلَ بِهِ ٱلرُّوحُ ٱلۡأَمِينُ   

With it came down the Spirit of Faith and Truth --

194.

عَلَىٰ قَلۡبِكَ لِتَكُونَ مِنَ ٱلۡمُنذِرِينَ   

To thy heart and mind that thou mayest admonish

195.

بِلِسَانٍ عَرَبِىٍّ۬ مُّبِينٍ۬   

In the perspicuous Arabic tongue.

196.

وَإِنَّهُ ۥ لَفِى زُبُرِ ٱلۡأَوَّلِينَ   

Without doubt it is (announced) in the mystic Books of former peoples.

197.

أَوَلَمۡ يَكُن لَّهُمۡ ءَايَةً أَن يَعۡلَمَهُ ۥ عُلَمَـٰٓؤُاْ بَنِىٓ إِسۡرَٲٓءِيلَ   

Is it not a Sign to them that the learned of the Children of Israel knew it (as true)?

198.

وَلَوۡ نَزَّلۡنَـٰهُ عَلَىٰ بَعۡضِ ٱلۡأَعۡجَمِينَ   

Had We revealed it to any of the non-Arabs,

199.

فَقَرَأَهُ ۥ عَلَيۡهِم مَّا ڪَانُواْ بِهِۦ مُؤۡمِنِينَ   

And had he recited it to them, they would not have believed in it.

200.

كَذَٲلِكَ سَلَكۡنَـٰهُ فِى قُلُوبِ ٱلۡمُجۡرِمِينَ 

Thus have We caused it to enter the hearts of the Sinners.

201.

لَا يُؤۡمِنُونَ بِهِۦ حَتَّىٰ يَرَوُاْ ٱلۡعَذَابَ ٱلۡأَلِيمَ   

They will not believe in it until they see the grievous Penalty;

202.

فَيَأۡتِيَهُم بَغۡتَةً۬ وَهُمۡ لَا يَشۡعُرُونَ   

But the (Penalty) will come to them of a sudden, while they perceive it not;

203.

فَيَقُولُواْ هَلۡ نَحۡنُ مُنظَرُونَ   

Then they will say: "Shall we be respited?"

204.

أَفَبِعَذَابِنَا يَسۡتَعۡجِلُونَ   

Do they then ask for Our Penalty to be hastened on?

205.

أَفَرَءَيۡتَ إِن مَّتَّعۡنَـٰهُمۡ سِنِينَ 

Seest thou?

If We do let them enjoy (this life) for a few years,

206.

ثُمَّ جَآءَهُم مَّا كَانُواْ يُوعَدُونَ   

Yet there comes to them at length the (Punishment) which they were promised!

207.

مَآ أَغۡنَىٰ عَنۡہُم مَّا كَانُواْ يُمَتَّعُونَ   

It will profit them not that they enjoyed (this life)!

208.

وَمَآ أَهۡلَكۡنَا مِن قَرۡيَةٍ إِلَّا لَهَا مُنذِرُونَ   

Never did We destroy a population, but had its warners --

209.

ذِكۡرَىٰ وَمَا ڪُنَّا ظَـٰلِمِينَ   

By way of reminder; and We never are unjust.

210.

وَمَا تَنَزَّلَتۡ بِهِ ٱلشَّيَـٰطِينُ   

No evil ones have brought down this (Revelation):

211.

وَمَا يَنۢبَغِى لَهُمۡ وَمَا يَسۡتَطِيعُونَ   

It would neither suit them, nor would they be able (to produce it).

212.

إِنَّهُمۡ عَنِ ٱلسَّمۡعِ لَمَعۡزُولُونَ   

Indeed they have been removed far from even (a chance of) hearing it.

213.

فَلَا تَدۡعُ مَعَ ٱللَّهِ إِلَـٰهًا ءَاخَرَ فَتَكُونَ مِنَ ٱلۡمُعَذَّبِينَ   

So call not on any other god with Allah, or thou wilt be among those under the Penalty.

214.

وَأَنذِرۡ عَشِيرَتَكَ ٱلۡأَقۡرَبِينَ   

And admonish thy nearest kinsmen,

215.

وَٱخۡفِضۡ جَنَاحَكَ لِمَنِ ٱتَّبَعَكَ مِنَ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ   

And lower thy wing to the Believers who follow thee.

216.

فَإِنۡ عَصَوۡكَ فَقُلۡ إِنِّى بَرِىٓءٌ۬ مِّمَّا تَعۡمَلُونَ   

Then if they disobey thee, say: "I am free (of responsibility) for what ye do!"

217.

وَتَوَكَّلۡ عَلَى ٱلۡعَزِيزِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ   

And put thy trust on the Exalted in Might, the Merciful --

218.

ٱلَّذِى يَرَٮٰكَ حِينَ تَقُومُ   

Who seeth thee standing forth (in prayer),

219.

وَتَقَلُّبَكَ فِى ٱلسَّـٰجِدِينَ   

And thy movements among those who prostrate themselves.

220.

إِنَّهُ ۥ هُوَ ٱلسَّمِيعُ ٱلۡعَلِيمُ   

For it is He Who heareth and knoweth all things.

221.

هَلۡ أُنَبِّئُكُمۡ عَلَىٰ مَن تَنَزَّلُ ٱلشَّيَـٰطِينُ   

Shall I inform you, (O people!), on whom it is that the evil ones descend?

222.

تَنَزَّلُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ أَفَّاكٍ أَثِيمٍ۬   

They descend on every lying, wicked person,

223.

يُلۡقُونَ ٱلسَّمۡعَ وَأَڪۡثَرُهُمۡ كَـٰذِبُونَ   

(Into whose ears) they pour hearsay vanities, and most of them are liars.

224.

وَٱلشُّعَرَآءُ يَتَّبِعُهُمُ ٱلۡغَاوُ ۥنَ   

And the Poets -- it is those straying in Evil, who follow them:

225.

أَلَمۡ تَرَ أَنَّهُمۡ فِى ڪُلِّ وَادٍ۬ يَهِيمُونَ   

Seest thou not that they wander distracted in every valley?

226.

وَأَنَّہُمۡ يَقُولُونَ مَا لَا يَفۡعَلُونَ   

And that they say what they practice not? --

227.

إِلَّا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ وَذَكَرُواْ ٱللَّهَ كَثِيرً۬ا وَٱنتَصَرُواْ مِنۢ بَعۡدِ مَا ظُلِمُواْ‌ۗ

Except those who believe, work righteousness, engage much in the remembrance of Allah, and defend themselves only after they are unjustly attacked.

وَسَيَعۡلَمُ ٱلَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوٓاْ أَىَّ مُنقَلَبٍ۬ يَنقَلِبُونَ   

And soon will the unjust assailants know what vicissitudes their affairs will take!

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