Glorious Quran

The Eternal Reality

Surah Al Ankabut

English Translation by Abdullah Yusuf Ali

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful



Alif Lam Mim.


أَحَسِبَ ٱلنَّاسُ أَن يُتۡرَكُوٓاْ أَن يَقُولُوٓاْ ءَامَنَّا وَهُمۡ لَا يُفۡتَنُونَ  

Do men think that they will be left alone on saying, "We believe," and that they will not be tested?


وَلَقَدۡ فَتَنَّا ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبۡلِهِمۡ‌ۖ

We did test those before them,

فَلَيَعۡلَمَنَّ ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِينَ صَدَقُواْ وَلَيَعۡلَمَنَّ ٱلۡكَـٰذِبِينَ  

and Allah will certainly know those who are true from those who are false.


أَمۡ حَسِبَ ٱلَّذِينَ يَعۡمَلُونَ ٱلسَّيِّـَٔاتِ أَن يَسۡبِقُونَا‌ۚ

Do those who practice evil think that they will get the better of us?

سَآءَ مَا يَحۡكُمُونَ  

Evil is their judgment!


مَن كَانَ يَرۡجُواْ لِقَآءَ ٱللَّهِ فَإِنَّ أَجَلَ ٱللَّهِ لَأَتٍ۬‌ۚ

For those whose hopes are in the meeting with Allah (in the Hereafter, let them strive); for the Term (appointed) by Allah is surely coming:

وَهُوَ ٱلسَّمِيعُ ٱلۡعَلِيمُ  

and He hears and knows (all things).


وَمَن جَـٰهَدَ فَإِنَّمَا يُجَـٰهِدُ لِنَفۡسِهِۦۤ‌ۚ

And if any strive (with might and main), they do so for their own souls:

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَغَنِىٌّ عَنِ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ  

for Allah is free of all needs from all creation.


وَٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ لَنُكَفِّرَنَّ عَنۡهُمۡ سَيِّـَٔاتِهِمۡ

Those who believe and work righteous deeds, from them shall We blot out all evil (that may be) in them,

وَلَنَجۡزِيَنَّهُمۡ أَحۡسَنَ ٱلَّذِى كَانُواْ يَعۡمَلُونَ  

and We shall reward them according to the best of their deeds.


وَوَصَّيۡنَا ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنَ بِوَٲلِدَيۡهِ حُسۡنً۬ا‌ۖ

We have enjoined on man kindness to parents:

وَإِن جَـٰهَدَاكَ لِتُشۡرِكَ بِى مَا لَيۡسَ لَكَ بِهِۦ عِلۡمٌ۬ فَلَا تُطِعۡهُمَآ‌ۚ

but if they (either of them) strive (to force) thee to join with Me (in worship) anything of which thou hast no knowledge, obey them not.

إِلَىَّ مَرۡجِعُكُمۡ فَأُنَبِّئُكُم بِمَا كُنتُمۡ تَعۡمَلُونَ  

Ye have (all) to return to Me, and I will tell you (the truth) of all that ye did.


وَٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ لَنُدۡخِلَنَّهُمۡ فِى ٱلصَّـٰلِحِينَ  

And those who believe and work righteous deeds, them shall We admit to the company of the Righteous.


وَمِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ مَن يَقُولُ ءَامَنَّا بِٱللَّهِ

Then there are among men such as say, "We believe in Allah;"

فَإِذَآ أُوذِىَ فِى ٱللَّهِ جَعَلَ فِتۡنَةَ ٱلنَّاسِ كَعَذَابِ ٱللَّهِ

but when they suffer affliction in (the cause of) Allah, they treat men's oppression as if it were the Wrath of Allah!

وَلَٮِٕن جَآءَ نَصۡرٌ۬ مِّن رَّبِّكَ لَيَقُولُنَّ إِنَّا ڪُنَّا مَعَكُمۡ‌ۚ

and if help comes (to thee) from thy Lord, they are sure to say, "We have (always) been with you!"

أَوَلَيۡسَ ٱللَّهُ بِأَعۡلَمَ بِمَا فِى صُدُورِ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ  

Does not Allah know best all that is in the hearts of all Creation?


وَلَيَعۡلَمَنَّ ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْوَلَيَعۡلَمَنَّ ٱلۡمُنَـٰفِقِينَ  

And Allah most certainly knows those who believe, and as certainly those who are Hypocrites.


وَقَالَ ٱلَّذِينَ ڪَفَرُواْ لِلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ ٱتَّبِعُواْ سَبِيلَنَا وَلۡنَحۡمِلۡ خَطَـٰيَـٰكُمۡ

And the Unbelievers say to those who believe: "Follow our path, and we will bear (the consequences) of your faults."

وَمَا هُم بِحَـٰمِلِينَ مِنۡ خَطَـٰيَـٰهُم مِّن شَىۡءٍ‌ۖ إِنَّهُمۡ لَكَـٰذِبُونَ  

Never in the least will they bear their faults: in fact they are liars!


وَلَيَحۡمِلُنَّ أَثۡقَالَهُمۡ وَأَثۡقَالاً۬ مَّعَ أَثۡقَالِهِمۡ‌ۖ

They will bear their own burdens, and (other) burdens along with their own,

وَلَيُسۡـَٔلُنَّ يَوۡمَ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِ عَمَّا ڪَانُواْ يَفۡتَرُونَ  

and on the Day of Judgement they will be called to account for their falsehoods.


وَلَقَدۡ أَرۡسَلۡنَا نُوحًا إِلَىٰ قَوۡمِهِۦ فَلَبِثَ فِيهِمۡ أَلۡفَ سَنَةٍ إِلَّا خَمۡسِينَ عَامً۬ا

We (once) sent Noah to his people, and he tarried among them a thousand years less fifty:

فَأَخَذَهُمُ ٱلطُّوفَانُ وَهُمۡ ظَـٰلِمُونَ  

but the Deluge overwhelmed them while they (persisted in) sin.


فَأَنجَيۡنَـٰهُ وَأَصۡحَـٰبَ ٱلسَّفِينَةِ وَجَعَلۡنَـٰهَآ ءَايَةً۬ لِّلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ  

But We saved him and the Companions of the Ark, and We made the (Ark) a Sign for all Peoples!


وَإِبۡرَٲهِيمَ إِذۡ قَالَ لِقَوۡمِهِ ٱعۡبُدُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَٱتَّقُوهُ‌ۖ

And (We also saved) Abraham: Behold, he said to his people, "Serve Allah and fear Him:

ذَٲلِڪُمۡ خَيۡرٌ۬ لَّكُمۡ إِن ڪُنتُمۡ تَعۡلَمُونَ

that will be best for you -- if ye understand!


إِنَّمَا تَعۡبُدُونَ مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ أَوۡثَـٰنً۬ا وَتَخۡلُقُونَ إِفۡكًا‌ۚ

"For ye do worship idols besides Allah, and ye invent falsehood.

إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ تَعۡبُدُونَ مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ لَا يَمۡلِكُونَ لَكُمۡ رِزۡقً۬ا

The things that ye worship besides Allah have no power to give you sustenance:

فَٱبۡتَغُواْ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرِّزۡقَ وَٱعۡبُدُوهُ وَٱشۡكُرُواْ لَهُ ۥۤ‌ۖ

then seek ye sustenance from Allah, serve Him, and be grateful to Him:

إِلَيۡهِ تُرۡجَعُونَ  

to Him will be your return.


وَإِن تُكَذِّبُواْ فَقَدۡ ڪَذَّبَ أُمَمٌ۬ مِّن قَبۡلِكُمۡ‌ۖ

"And if ye reject (the Message), so did generations before you:

وَمَا عَلَى ٱلرَّسُولِ إِلَّا ٱلۡبَلَـٰغُ ٱلۡمُبِينُ  

and the duty of the messenger is only to preach publicly (and clearly)."


أَوَلَمۡ يَرَوۡاْ ڪَيۡفَ يُبۡدِئُ ٱللَّهُ ٱلۡخَلۡقَ ثُمَّ يُعِيدُهُ ۥۤ‌ۚ

See they not how Allah originates creation, then repeats it:

إِنَّ ذَٲلِكَ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ يَسِيرٌ۬  

truly that is easy for Allah.


قُلۡ سِيرُواْ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ فَٱنظُرُواْ ڪَيۡفَ بَدَأَ ٱلۡخَلۡقَ‌ۚ

Say: "Travel through the earth and see how Allah did originate creation:

ثُمَّ ٱللَّهُ يُنشِئُ ٱلنَّشۡأَةَ ٱلۡأَخِرَةَ‌ۚ

so will Allah produce a later creation:

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَلَىٰ ڪُلِّ شَىۡءٍ۬ قَدِيرٌ۬

for Allah has power over all things.


يُعَذِّبُ مَن يَشَآءُ وَيَرۡحَمُ مَن يَشَآءُ‌ۖ

"He punishes whom He pleases, and He grants mercy to whom He pleases,

وَإِلَيۡهِ تُقۡلَبُونَ  

and towards Him are ye turned.


وَمَآ أَنتُم بِمُعۡجِزِينَ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَلَا فِى ٱلسَّمَآءِ‌ۖ

"Not on earth nor in heaven will ye be able (fleeing) to frustrate (His plan),

وَمَا لَڪُم مِّن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ مِن وَلِىٍّ۬ وَلَا نَصِيرٍ۬  

nor have ye, besides Allah, any protector or helper."


وَٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ بِـَٔايَـٰتِ ٱللَّهِ وَلِقَآٮِٕهِۦۤ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ يَٮِٕسُواْ مِن رَّحۡمَتِى

Those who reject the Signs of Allah and the Meeting, with Him (in the Hereafter), it is they who shall despair of My mercy:

وَأُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ لَهُمۡ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ۬  

it is they who will (suffer) a most grievous Penalty.


فَمَا ڪَانَ جَوَابَ قَوۡمِهِۦۤ إِلَّآ أَن قَالُواْ ٱقۡتُلُوهُ أَوۡ حَرِّقُوهُ

So naught was the answer of (Abraham's) people except that they said: "Slay him or burn him."

فَأَنجَٮٰهُ ٱللَّهُ مِنَ ٱلنَّارِ‌ۚ

But Allah did save him from the fire:

إِنَّ فِى ذَٲلِكَ لَأَيَـٰتٍ۬ لِّقَوۡمٍ۬ يُؤۡمِنُونَ  

verily in this are Signs for people who believe.


وَقَالَ إِنَّمَا ٱتَّخَذۡتُم مِّن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ أَوۡثَـٰنً۬ا مَّوَدَّةَ بَيۡنِكُمۡ فِى ٱلۡحَيَوٰةِ ٱلدُّنۡيَا‌ۖ

And He said: "For you, ye have taken (for worship) idols besides Allah, out of mutual love and regard between yourselves in this life;

ثُمَّ يَوۡمَ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِ يَكۡفُرُ بَعۡضُڪُم بِبَعۡضٍ۬ وَيَلۡعَنُ بَعۡضُڪُم بَعۡضً۬ا

but on the Day of Judgement ye shall disown each other and curse each other:

وَمَأۡوَٮٰكُمُ ٱلنَّارُ وَمَا لَڪُم مِّن نَّـٰصِرِينَ  

and your abode will be the Fire, and ye shall have none to help.


فَـَٔامَنَ لَهُ ۥ لُوطٌ۬‌ۘ

But Lut had faith in Him:

وَقَالَ إِنِّى مُهَاجِرٌ إِلَىٰ رَبِّىٓ‌ۖ إِنَّهُ ۥ هُوَ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلۡحَكِيمُ

he said: "I will leave home for the sake of my Lord: for He is Exalted in Might, and Wise."


وَوَهَبۡنَا لَهُ ۥۤ إِسۡحَـٰقَ وَيَعۡقُوبَ وَجَعَلۡنَا فِى ذُرِّيَّتِهِ ٱلنُّبُوَّةَ وَٱلۡكِتَـٰبَ

And We gave (Abraham) Isaac and Jacob, and ordained among his progeny Prophethood and Revelation,

وَءَاتَيۡنَـٰهُ أَجۡرَهُ ۥ فِى ٱلدُّنۡيَا‌ۖ وَإِنَّهُ ۥ فِى ٱلۡأَخِرَةِ لَمِنَ ٱلصَّـٰلِحِينَ  

and We granted him his reward in this life; and he was in the Hereafter (of the company) of the Righteous.


وَلُوطًا إِذۡ قَالَ لِقَوۡمِهِۦۤ إِنَّڪُمۡ لَتَأۡتُونَ ٱلۡفَـٰحِشَةَ مَا سَبَقَڪُم بِہَا مِنۡ أَحَدٍ۬ مِّنَ ٱلۡعَـٰلَمِينَ  

And (remember) Lut; behold, he said to his people:

"Ye do commit lewdness, such as no people in Creation (ever) committed before you.


أَٮِٕنَّكُمۡ لَتَأۡتُونَ ٱلرِّجَالَ وَتَقۡطَعُونَ ٱلسَّبِيلَ وَتَأۡتُونَ فِى نَادِيكُمُ ٱلۡمُنڪَرَ‌ۖ

"Do ye indeed approach men, and cut off the highway? --

And practice wickedness (even) in your councils?"

فَمَا كَانَ جَوَابَ قَوۡمِهِۦۤ إِلَّآ أَن قَالُواْ ٱئۡتِنَا بِعَذَابِ ٱللَّهِ إِن ڪُنتَ مِنَ ٱلصَّـٰدِقِينَ  

But his people gave no answer but this: they said: "Bring us the Wrath of Allah if thou tellest the truth."


قَالَ رَبِّ ٱنصُرۡنِى عَلَى ٱلۡقَوۡمِ ٱلۡمُفۡسِدِينَ  

He said: "O my Lord! Help Thou me against people who do mischief!"


وَلَمَّا جَآءَتۡ رُسُلُنَآ إِبۡرَٲهِيمَ بِٱلۡبُشۡرَىٰ قَالُوٓاْ إِنَّا مُهۡلِكُوٓاْ أَهۡلِ هَـٰذِهِ ٱلۡقَرۡيَةِ‌ۖ

When Our Messengers came to Abraham with the good news, they said:

"We are indeed going to destroy the people of this township:

إِنَّ أَهۡلَهَا ڪَانُواْ ظَـٰلِمِينَ  

for truly they are (addicted to) crime."


قَالَ إِنَّ فِيهَا لُوطً۬ا‌ۚ

He said: "But there is Lut there."

قَالُواْ نَحۡنُ أَعۡلَمُ بِمَن فِيہَا‌ۖ

They said: "Well do we know who is there:

لَنُنَجِّيَنَّهُ ۥ وَأَهۡلَهُ ۥۤ إِلَّا ٱمۡرَأَتَهُ ۥ ڪَانَتۡ مِنَ ٱلۡغَـٰبِرِينَ  

we will certainly save him and his following, except his wife: she is of those who lag behind!"


وَلَمَّآ أَن جَآءَتۡ رُسُلُنَا لُوطً۬ا سِىٓءَ بِہِمۡ وَضَاقَ بِهِمۡ ذَرۡعً۬ا

And when Our Messengers came to Lut, he was grieved on their account, and felt himself powerless (to protect) them:

وَقَالُواْ لَا تَخَفۡ وَلَا تَحۡزَنۡ‌ۖ

but they said "Fear thou not, nor grieve:

إِنَّا مُنَجُّوكَ وَأَهۡلَكَ إِلَّا ٱمۡرَأَتَكَ ڪَانَتۡ مِنَ ٱلۡغَـٰبِرِينَ  

we are (here) to save thee and thy following, except thy wife: she is of those who lag behind."


إِنَّا مُنزِلُونَ عَلَىٰٓ أَهۡلِ هَـٰذِهِ ٱلۡقَرۡيَةِ رِجۡزً۬ا مِّنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ بِمَا كَانُواْ يَفۡسُقُونَ  

"For we are going to bring down on the people of this township a Punishment from heaven, because they have been wickedly rebellious."


وَلَقَد تَّرَڪۡنَا مِنۡهَآ ءَايَةَۢ بَيِّنَةً۬ لِّقَوۡمٍ۬ يَعۡقِلُونَ  

And We have left thereof an evident Sign, for any people who (care to) understand.


وَإِلَىٰ مَدۡيَنَ أَخَاهُمۡ شُعَيۡبً۬ا فَقَالَ

To the Madyan (people) (We sent) their brother Shu'aib. Then he said:

يَـٰقَوۡمِ ٱعۡبُدُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَٱرۡجُواْ ٱلۡيَوۡمَ ٱلۡأَخِرَ وَلَا تَعۡثَوۡاْ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ مُفۡسِدِينَ  

"O my people! serve Allah, and fear the Last Day: nor commit evil on the earth, with intent to do mischief."


فَڪَذَّبُوهُ فَأَخَذَتۡهُمُ ٱلرَّجۡفَةُ فَأَصۡبَحُواْ فِى دَارِهِمۡ جَـٰثِمِينَ  

But they rejected him: then the mighty Blast seized them, and they lay prostrate in their homes by the morning.


وَعَادً۬ا وَثَمُودَاْ وَقَد تَّبَيَّنَ لَڪُم مِّن مَّسَـٰڪِنِهِمۡ‌ۖ

Remember also the 'Ad and the Thamud (people): clearly will appear to you from (the traces) of their buildings (their fate):

وَزَيَّنَ لَهُمُ ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنُ أَعۡمَـٰلَهُمۡ فَصَدَّهُمۡ عَنِ ٱلسَّبِيلِ وَكَانُواْ مُسۡتَبۡصِرِينَ  

the Evil One made their deeds alluring to them, and kept them back from the Path, though they were gifted with Intelligence and Skill.


وَقَـٰرُونَ وَفِرۡعَوۡنَ وَهَـٰمَـٰنَ‌ۖ

(Remember also) Qarun, Pharaoh, and Haman:

وَلَقَدۡ جَآءَهُم مُّوسَىٰ بِٱلۡبَيِّنَـٰتِ فَٱسۡتَڪۡبَرُواْ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَمَا كَانُواْ سَـٰبِقِينَ  

there came to them Moses with Clear Signs, but they behaved with insolence on the earth; yet they could not overreach (Us).


فَكُلاًّ أَخَذۡنَا بِذَنۢبِهِۦ‌ۖ

Each one of them We seized for his crime:

فَمِنۡهُم مَّنۡ أَرۡسَلۡنَا عَلَيۡهِ حَاصِبً۬ا

of them, against some We sent a violent tornado (with showers of stones);

وَمِنۡهُم مَّنۡ أَخَذَتۡهُ ٱلصَّيۡحَةُ

some were caught by a (mighty) Blast;

وَمِنۡهُم مَّنۡ خَسَفۡنَا بِهِ ٱلۡأَرۡضَ

some We caused the earth to swallow up;

وَمِنۡهُم مَّنۡ أَغۡرَقۡنَا‌ۚ

and some We drowned (in the waters):

وَمَا ڪَانَ ٱللَّهُ لِيَظۡلِمَهُمۡ وَلَـٰكِن ڪَانُوٓاْ أَنفُسَهُمۡ يَظۡلِمُونَ  

it was not Allah Who injured (or oppressed) them: they injured (and oppressed) their own souls.


مَثَلُ ٱلَّذِينَ ٱتَّخَذُواْ مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ أَوۡلِيَآءَ كَمَثَلِ ٱلۡعَنڪَبُوتِ ٱتَّخَذَتۡ بَيۡتً۬ا‌ۖ

The parable of those who take protectors other than Allah is that of the Spider, who builds (to itself) a house;

وَإِنَّ أَوۡهَنَ ٱلۡبُيُوتِ لَبَيۡتُ ٱلۡعَنڪَبُوتِ‌ۖ

but truly the flimsiest of houses is the Spider's house,

لَوۡ ڪَانُواْ يَعۡلَمُونَ  

if they but knew.


إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَعۡلَمُ مَا يَدۡعُونَ مِن دُونِهِۦ مِن شَىۡءٍ۬‌ۚ

Verily Allah doth know of (everything) whatever that they call upon besides Him:

وَهُوَ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلۡحَڪِيمُ  

and He is Exalted (in power), Wise.


وَتِلۡكَ ٱلۡأَمۡثَـٰلُ نَضۡرِبُهَا لِلنَّاسِ‌ۖ وَمَا يَعۡقِلُهَآ إِلَّا ٱلۡعَـٰلِمُونَ  

And such are the Parables We set for mankind, but only those understand them who have Knowledge.


خَلَقَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضَ بِٱلۡحَقِّ‌ۚ

Allah created the heavens and the earth in true (proportions):

إِنَّ فِى ذَٲلِكَ لَأَيَةً۬ لِّلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ  

verily in that is a Sign for those who believe.


ٱتۡلُ مَآ أُوحِىَ إِلَيۡكَ مِنَ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبِ وَأَقِمِ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ‌ۖ

Recite what is sent of the Book by inspiration to thee, and establish Regular Prayer:

إِنَّ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ تَنۡهَىٰ عَنِ ٱلۡفَحۡشَآءِ وَٱلۡمُنكَرِ‌ۗ

for Prayer restrains from shameful and unjust deeds;

وَلَذِكۡرُ ٱللَّهِ أَڪۡبَرُ‌ۗ وَٱللَّهُ يَعۡلَمُ مَا تَصۡنَعُونَ  

and remembrance of Allah is the greatest (thing in life) without doubt. And Allah knows the (deeds) that ye do.


وَلَا تُجَـٰدِلُوٓاْ أَهۡلَ ٱلۡڪِتَـٰبِ إِلَّا بِٱلَّتِى هِىَ أَحۡسَنُ إِلَّا ٱلَّذِينَ ظَلَمُواْ مِنۡهُمۡ‌ۖ

And dispute ye not with the People of the Book, except with means better (than mere disputation), unless it be with those of them who inflict wrong (and injury):

وَقُولُوٓاْ ءَامَنَّا بِٱلَّذِىٓ أُنزِلَ إِلَيۡنَا وَأُنزِلَ إِلَيۡڪُمۡ

but say, "We believe in the Revelation which has come down to us and in that which came down to you;

وَإِلَـٰهُنَا وَإِلَـٰهُكُمۡ وَٲحِدٌ۬ وَنَحۡنُ لَهُ ۥ مُسۡلِمُونَ  

Our Allah and your Allah is one; and it is to Him we bow (in Islam)."


وَكَذَٲلِكَ أَنزَلۡنَآ إِلَيۡكَ ٱلۡڪِتَـٰبَ‌ۚ

And thus (it is) that We have sent down the Book to thee.

فَٱلَّذِينَ ءَاتَيۡنَـٰهُمُ ٱلۡڪِتَـٰبَ يُؤۡمِنُونَ بِهِۦ‌ۖ

So the People of the Book believe therein,

وَمِنۡ هَـٰٓؤُلَآءِ مَن يُؤۡمِنُ بِهِۦ‌ۚ

as also do some of these (pagan Arabs):

وَمَا يَجۡحَدُ بِـَٔايَـٰتِنَآ إِلَّا ٱلۡڪَـٰفِرُونَ  

and none but Unbelievers reject Our Signs.


وَمَا كُنتَ تَتۡلُواْ مِن قَبۡلِهِۦ مِن كِتَـٰبٍ۬ وَلَا تَخُطُّهُ ۥ بِيَمِينِكَ‌ۖ

And thou wast not (able) to recite a Book, before this (Book came), nor art thou (able) to transcribe it with thy right hand:

إِذً۬ا لَّٱرۡتَابَ ٱلۡمُبۡطِلُونَ  

in that case, indeed, would the talkers of vanities have doubted.


بَلۡ هُوَ ءَايَـٰتُۢ بَيِّنَـٰتٌ۬ فِى صُدُورِ ٱلَّذِينَ أُوتُواْ ٱلۡعِلۡمَ‌ۚ

Nay, here are Signs self-evident in the hearts of those endowed with knowledge:

وَمَا يَجۡحَدُ بِـَٔايَـٰتِنَآ إِلَّا ٱلظَّـٰلِمُونَ  

and none but the unjust reject Our Signs.


وَقَالُواْ لَوۡلَآ أُنزِلَ عَلَيۡهِ ءَايَـٰتٌ۬ مِّن رَّبِّهِۦ‌ۖ

Yet they say: "Why are not Signs sent down to him from his Lord?"

قُلۡ إِنَّمَا ٱلۡأَيَـٰتُ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ وَإِنَّمَآ أَنَا۟ نَذِيرٌ۬ مُّبِينٌ  

Say: "The Signs are indeed with Allah: and I am indeed a clear Warner."


أَوَلَمۡ يَكۡفِهِمۡ أَنَّآ أَنزَلۡنَا عَلَيۡكَ ٱلۡڪِتَـٰبَ يُتۡلَىٰ عَلَيۡهِمۡ‌ۚ

And is it not enough for them that We have sent down to thee the Book which is rehearsed to them?

إِنَّ فِى ذَٲلِكَ لَرَحۡمَةً۬ وَذِڪۡرَىٰ لِقَوۡمٍ۬ يُؤۡمِنُونَ  

Verily, in it is Mercy and Reminder to those who believe.


قُلۡ كَفَىٰ بِٱللَّهِ بَيۡنِى وَبَيۡنَڪُمۡ شَہِيدً۬ا‌ۖ

Say: "Enough is Allah for a Witness between me and you:

يَعۡلَمُ مَا فِى ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ‌ۗ

He knows what is in the heavens and on earth.

وَٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ بِٱلۡبَـٰطِلِ وَڪَفَرُواْ بِٱللَّهِ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ هُمُ ٱلۡخَـٰسِرُونَ  

And it is those who believe in vanities and reject Allah, that will perish (in the end)."


وَيَسۡتَعۡجِلُونَكَ بِٱلۡعَذَابِ‌ۚ

They ask thee to hasten on the Punishment (for them):

وَلَوۡلَآ أَجَلٌ۬ مُّسَمًّ۬ى لَّجَآءَهُمُ ٱلۡعَذَابُ

had it not been for a term (of respite) appointed, the Punishment would certainly have come to them:

وَلَيَأۡتِيَنَّہُم بَغۡتَةً۬ وَهُمۡ لَا يَشۡعُرُونَ  

and it will certainly reach them, -- of a sudden, while they perceive not!


يَسۡتَعۡجِلُونَكَ بِٱلۡعَذَابِ وَإِنَّ جَهَنَّمَ لَمُحِيطَةُۢ بِٱلۡكَـٰفِرِينَ  

They ask thee to hasten on the Punishment but, of a surety, Hell will encompass the rejecters of Faith! --


يَوۡمَ يَغۡشَٮٰهُمُ ٱلۡعَذَابُ مِن فَوۡقِهِمۡ وَمِن تَحۡتِ أَرۡجُلِهِمۡ

On the Day that the Punishment shall cover them from above them and from below them,

وَيَقُولُ ذُوقُواْ مَا كُنتُمۡ تَعۡمَلُونَ  

and (a Voice) shall say: "Taste ye (the fruits) of your deeds!"


يَـٰعِبَادِىَ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ إِنَّ أَرۡضِى وَٲسِعَةٌ۬ فَإِيَّـٰىَ فَٱعۡبُدُونِ  

O My servants who believe! truly, spacious is My Earth: therefore serve ye Me -- (and Me alone)!


كُلُّ نَفۡسٍ۬ ذَآٮِٕقَةُ ٱلۡمَوۡتِ‌ۖ

Every soul shall have a taste of death:

ثُمَّ إِلَيۡنَا تُرۡجَعُونَ  

in the end to Us shall ye be brought back.


وَٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ لَنُبَوِّئَنَّهُم مِّنَ ٱلۡجَنَّةِ غُرَفً۬ا

But those who believe and work deeds of righteousness -- to them shall We give a Home in Heaven, -- lofty mansions

تَجۡرِى مِن تَحۡتِہَا ٱلۡأَنۡهَـٰرُ خَـٰلِدِينَ فِيہَا‌ۚ

beneath which flow rivers, -- to dwell therein for aye; --

نِعۡمَ أَجۡرُ ٱلۡعَـٰمِلِينَ  

an excellent reward for those who do (good)! --


ٱلَّذِينَ صَبَرُواْ وَعَلَىٰ رَبِّہِمۡ يَتَوَكَّلُونَ  

Those who persevere in patience, and put their trust in their Lord and Cherisher.


وَڪَأَيِّن مِّن دَآبَّةٍ۬ لَّا تَحۡمِلُ رِزۡقَهَا ٱللَّهُ يَرۡزُقُهَا وَإِيَّاكُمۡ‌ۚ

How many are the creatures that carry not their own sustenance?

It is Allah Who feeds (both) them and you:

وَهُوَ ٱلسَّمِيعُ ٱلۡعَلِيمُ  

for He hears and knows (all things).


وَلَٮِٕن سَأَلۡتَهُم مَّنۡ خَلَقَ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضَ وَسَخَّرَ ٱلشَّمۡسَ وَٱلۡقَمَرَ

If indeed thou ask them who has created the heavens and the earth and subjected the sun and the moon (to His Law);

لَيَقُولُنَّ ٱللَّهُ‌ۖ

they will certainly reply, "Allah."

فَأَنَّىٰ يُؤۡفَكُونَ  

How are they then deluded away (from the truth)?


ٱللَّهُ يَبۡسُطُ ٱلرِّزۡقَ لِمَن يَشَآءُ مِنۡ عِبَادِهِۦ وَيَقۡدِرُ لَهُ ۥۤ‌ۚ

Allah enlarges the sustenance (which He gives) to whichever of His servants He pleases; and He (similarly) grants by (strict) measure, (as He pleases):

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ بِكُلِّ شَىۡءٍ عَلِيمٌ۬  

for Allah has full knowledge of all things.


وَلَٮِٕن سَأَلۡتَهُم مَّن نَّزَّلَ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ مَآءً۬ فَأَحۡيَا بِهِ ٱلۡأَرۡضَ مِنۢ بَعۡدِ مَوۡتِهَا

And if indeed thou ask them who it is that sends down rain from the sky, and gives life therewith to the earth after its death,

لَيَقُولُنَّ ٱللَّهُ‌ۚ

they will certainly reply, "Allah!"

قُلِ ٱلۡحَمۡدُ لِلَّهِ‌ۚ

Say, "Praise be to Allah!"

بَلۡ أَڪۡثَرُهُمۡ لَا يَعۡقِلُونَ  

But most of them understand not.


وَمَا هَـٰذِهِ ٱلۡحَيَوٰةُ ٱلدُّنۡيَآ إِلَّا لَهۡوٌ۬ وَلَعِبٌ۬‌ۚ

What is the life of this world but amusement and play?

وَإِنَّ ٱلدَّارَ ٱلۡأَخِرَةَ لَهِىَ ٱلۡحَيَوَانُ‌ۚ

But verily the Home in the Hereafter, that is life indeed,

لَوۡ ڪَانُواْ يَعۡلَمُونَ  

if they but knew.


فَإِذَا رَڪِبُواْ فِى ٱلۡفُلۡكِ دَعَوُاْ ٱللَّهَ مُخۡلِصِينَ لَهُ ٱلدِّينَ

Now, if they embark on a boat, they call on Allah, making their devotion sincerely (and exclusively) to Him;

فَلَمَّا نَجَّٮٰهُمۡ إِلَى ٱلۡبَرِّ إِذَا هُمۡ يُشۡرِكُونَ  

but when He had delivered them safely to (dry) land, Behold, they give a share (of their worship to others)!


لِيَكۡفُرُواْ بِمَآ ءَاتَيۡنَـٰهُمۡ وَلِيَتَمَتَّعُواْ‌ۖ

Disdaining ungratefully Our gifts and giving themselves up to (worldly) enjoyment!

فَسَوۡفَ يَعۡلَمُونَ  

But soon will they know.


أَوَلَمۡ يَرَوۡاْ أَنَّا جَعَلۡنَا حَرَمًا ءَامِنً۬ا وَيُتَخَطَّفُ ٱلنَّاسُ مِنۡ حَوۡلِهِمۡ‌ۚ

Do they not then see that We have made a Sanctuary secure, and that men are being snatched away from all around them?

أَفَبِٱلۡبَـٰطِلِ يُؤۡمِنُونَ وَبِنِعۡمَةِ ٱللَّهِ يَكۡفُرُونَ  

Then, do they believe in that which is vain, and reject the Grace of Allah?


وَمَنۡ أَظۡلَمُ مِمَّنِ ٱفۡتَرَىٰ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ ڪَذِبًاأَوۡ كَذَّبَ بِٱلۡحَقِّ لَمَّا جَآءَهُ ۥۤ‌ۚ

And who does more wrong than he who invents a lie against Allah or rejects the Truth when it reaches Him?

أَلَيۡسَ فِى جَهَنَّمَ مَثۡوً۬ى لِّلۡڪَـٰفِرِينَ  

Is there not a home in Hell for those who reject Faith?


وَٱلَّذِينَ جَـٰهَدُواْ فِينَا لَنَہۡدِيَنَّہُمۡ سُبُلَنَا‌ۚ

And those who strive in Our (Cause), We will certainly guide them to Our Paths:

وَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَمَعَ ٱلۡمُحۡسِنِينَ  

for verily Allah is with those who do right.


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Lahore, Pakistan

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