Quran Uthmani Arabic English Translation

Surah Al Qaf

English Translation by Abdullah Yusuf Ali

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful




وَٱلۡقُرۡءَانِ ٱلۡمَجِيدِ 

By the Glorious Qur'án (Thou art Allah's Messenger).


بَلۡ عَجِبُوٓاْ أَن جَآءَهُم مُّنذِرٌ۬ مِّنۡهُمۡ

But they wonder that there has come to them a Warner from among themselves.

فَقَالَ ٱلۡكَـٰفِرُونَ هَـٰذَا شَىۡءٌ عَجِيبٌ 

So the Unbelievers say: "This is a wonderful thing!


أَءِذَا مِتۡنَا وَكُنَّا تُرَابً۬ا‌ۖ ذَٲلِكَ رَجۡعُۢ بَعِيدٌ۬ 

"What! when we die and become dust, (shall we live again?). That is a (sort of) Return far (from our understanding)."


قَدۡ عَلِمۡنَا مَا تَنقُصُ ٱلۡأَرۡضُ مِنۡہُمۡ‌ۖوَعِندَنَا كِتَـٰبٌ حَفِيظُۢ 

We already know how much of them the earth takes away: with Us is a Record guarding (the full account).


بَلۡ كَذَّبُواْ بِٱلۡحَقِّ لَمَّا جَآءَهُمۡ فَهُمۡ فِىٓ أَمۡرٍ۬ مَّرِيجٍ 

But they deny the truth when it comes to them: So they are in a confused state.


أَفَلَمۡ يَنظُرُوٓاْ إِلَى ٱلسَّمَآءِ فَوۡقَهُمۡ كَيۡفَ بَنَيۡنَـٰهَاوَزَيَّنَّـٰهَا

أَفَلَمۡ يَنظُرُوٓاْ إِلَى ٱلسَّمَآءِ فَوۡقَهُمۡ كَيۡفَ بَنَيۡنَـٰهَاوَزَيَّنَّـٰهَا

وَمَا لَهَا مِن فُرُوجٍ۬ 

and there are no flaws in it?


وَٱلۡأَرۡضَ مَدَدۡنَـٰهَا وَأَلۡقَيۡنَا فِيہَا رَوَٲسِىَ

And the earth-We have spread it out, and set thereon mountains standing firm,

وَأَنۢبَتۡنَا فِيہَا مِن كُلِّ زَوۡجِۭ بَهِيجٍ۬  

and produced therein every kind of beautiful growth (in pairs) --


تَبۡصِرَةً۬ وَذِكۡرَىٰ لِكُلِّ عَبۡدٍ۬ مُّنِيبٍ۬ 

To be observed and commemorated by every devotee turning (to Allah).


وَنَزَّلۡنَا مِنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ مَآءً۬ مُّبَـٰرَكً۬ا فَأَنۢبَتۡنَا بِهِۦ جَنَّـٰتٍ۬ وَحَبَّ ٱلۡحَصِيدِ 

And We send down from the sky Rain charged with blessing, and We produce therewith Gardens and Grain for harvests;


وَٱلنَّخۡلَ بَاسِقَـٰتٍ۬ لَّهَا طَلۡعٌ۬ نَّضِيدٌ۬ 

And tall (and stately) palm-trees, with shoots of fruit-stalks, piled one over another --


رِّزۡقً۬ا لِّ لۡعِبَادِ‌ۖوَأَحۡيَيۡنَا بِهِۦ بَلۡدَةً۬ مَّيۡتً۬ا‌ۚ

As sustenance for (Allah's) Servants; and We give (new) life therewith to land that is dead:

كَذَٲلِكَ ٱلۡخُرُوجُ 

Thus will be the Resurrection.


كَذَّبَتۡ قَبۡلَهُمۡ قَوۡمُ نُوحٍ۬ وَأَصۡحَـٰبُ ٱلرَّسِّ وَثَمُودُ 

Before them was denied (the Hereafter) by

- the people of Noah,

- the Companions of the Rass,


وَعَادٌ۬ وَفِرۡعَوۡنُ وَإِخۡوَٲنُ لُوطٍ۬ 

- the Thamud,

- The 'Ad,

- Pharaoh,

- the Brethren of Lut,


وَأَصۡحَـٰبُ ٱلۡأَيۡكَةِ وَقَوۡمُ تُبَّعٍ۬‌ۚ

- The companions of the Wood, and

- the people of Tubba;

كُلٌّ۬ كَذَّبَ ٱلرُّسُلَ فَحَقَّ وَعِيدِ 

each one (of them) rejected the messengers, and My warning was duly fulfilled (in them).


أَفَعَيِينَا بِٱلۡخَلۡقِ ٱلۡأَوَّلِ‌ۚ

Were We then weary with the first Creation,

بَلۡ هُمۡ فِى لَبۡسٍ۬ مِّنۡ خَلۡقٍ۬ جَدِيدٍ۬

that they should be in confused doubt about a new Creation?


وَلَقَدۡ خَلَقۡنَا ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنَ وَنَعۡلَمُ مَا تُوَسۡوِسُ بِهِۦ نَفۡسُهُ ۥ‌ۖ

It was We who created man and We know what dark suggestions his soul makes to him:

وَنَحۡنُ أَقۡرَبُ إِلَيۡهِ مِنۡ حَبۡلِ ٱلۡوَرِيدِ 

for We are nearer to him than (his) jugular vein.


إِذۡ يَتَلَقَّى ٱلۡمُتَلَقِّيَانِ عَنِ ٱلۡيَمِينِ وَعَنِ ٱلشِّمَالِ قَعِيدٌ۬ 

Behold, two (guardian angels) appointed to learn (his doings) learn (and note them), one sitting on the right and one on the left.


مَّا يَلۡفِظُ مِن قَوۡلٍ إِلَّا لَدَيۡهِ رَقِيبٌ عَتِيدٌ۬ 

Not a word does he utter but there is a sentinel by him, ready (to note it).


وَجَآءَتۡ سَكۡرَةُ ٱلۡمَوۡتِ بِٱلۡحَقِّ‌ۖ

And the stupor of death will bring truth (before his eyes):

ذَٲلِكَ مَا كُنتَ مِنۡهُ تَحِيدُ 

"This was the thing which thou wast trying to escape!"


وَنُفِخَ فِى ٱلصُّورِ‌ۚ

And the Trumpet shall be blown:

ذَٲلِكَ يَوۡمُ ٱلۡوَعِيدِ 

that will be the Day whereof warning (had been given).


وَجَآءَتۡ كُلُّ نَفۡسٍ۬ مَّعَهَا سَآٮِٕقٌ۬ وَشَہِيدٌ۬ 

And there will come forth every soul: with each will be an (angel) to drive, and an (angel) to bear witness.


لَّقَدۡ كُنتَ فِى غَفۡلَةٍ۬ مِّنۡ هَـٰذَا فَكَشَفۡنَا عَنكَ غِطَآءَكَ فَبَصَرُكَ ٱلۡيَوۡمَ حَدِيدٌ۬ 

(It will be said:) "Thou wast heedless of this; now have We removed thy veil, and sharp is thy sight this Day!"


وَقَالَ قَرِينُهُ ۥ هَـٰذَا مَا لَدَىَّ عَتِيدٌ 

And his companion will say: "Here is (his record) ready with me!"


أَلۡقِيَا فِى جَهَنَّمَ كُلَّ ڪَفَّارٍ عَنِيدٍ۬

(The sentence will be:) "Throw, throw into Hell every contumacious Rejector (of Allah)! --


مَّنَّاعٍ۬ لِّلۡخَيۡرِ مُعۡتَدٍ۬ مُّرِيبٍ 

"Who forbade what was good, transgressed all bounds, cast doubts and suspicions;


ٱلَّذِى جَعَلَ مَعَ ٱللَّهِ إِلَـٰهًا ءَاخَرَ فَأَلۡقِيَاهُ فِى ٱلۡعَذَابِ ٱلشَّدِيدِ 

"Who set up another god besides Allah: throw him into a severe Penalty."


قَالَ قَرِينُهُ ۥ رَبَّنَا مَآ أَطۡغَيۡتُهُ ۥ وَلَـٰكِن كَانَ فِى ضَلَـٰلِۭ بَعِيدٍ۬ 

His companion will say: "Our Lord! I did not make him transgress, but he was (himself) far astray."


قَالَ لَا تَخۡتَصِمُواْ لَدَىَّ وَقَدۡ قَدَّمۡتُ إِلَيۡكُم بِٱلۡوَعِيدِ 

He will say: "Dispute not with each other in My Presence: I had already in advance sent you Warning.


مَا يُبَدَّلُ ٱلۡقَوۡلُ لَدَىَّ وَمَآ أَنَا۟ بِظَلَّـٰمٍ۬ لِّلۡعَبِيدِ

"The Word changes not before Me, and I do not the least injustice to My Servants."


يَوۡمَ نَقُولُ لِجَهَنَّمَ هَلِ ٱمۡتَلَأۡتِ

One Day We will ask Hell, "art thou filled to the full?"

وَتَقُولُ هَلۡ مِن مَّزِيدٍ۬ 

It will say, "are there any more (to come)?"


وَأُزۡلِفَتِ ٱلۡجَنَّةُ لِلۡمُتَّقِينَ غَيۡرَ بَعِيدٍ 

And the Garden will be brought nigh to the righteous -- no more a thing distant.


هَـٰذَا مَا تُوعَدُونَ لِكُلِّ أَوَّابٍ حَفِيظٍ۬ 

(A voice will say:) "This is what was promised for you, for everyone who turned (to Allah) in sincere repentance, who kept (his law).


مَّنۡ خَشِىَ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنَ بِٱلۡغَيۡبِ وَجَآءَ بِقَلۡبٍ۬ مُّنِيبٍ 

"Who feared (Allah) Most Gracious unseen, and brought a heart turned in devotion (to Him):


ٱدۡخُلُوهَا بِسَلَـٰمٍ۬‌ۖ ذَٲلِكَ يَوۡمُ ٱلۡخُلُودِ

"Enter ye therein in Peace and Security; this is a Day of Eternal Life!"


لَهُم مَّا يَشَآءُونَ فِيہَا وَلَدَيۡنَا مَزِيدٌ۬ 

There will be for them therein all that they wish, and more besides in Our Presence.


وَكَمۡ أَهۡلَڪۡنَا قَبۡلَهُم مِّن قَرۡنٍ هُمۡ أَشَدُّ مِنۡہُم بَطۡشً۬ا

But how many generations before them did We destroy (for their Sins), stronger in power than they?

فَنَقَّبُواْ فِى ٱلۡبِلَـٰدِ هَلۡ مِن مَّحِيصٍ

Then did they wander through the land: Was there any place of escape (for them)?


إِنَّ فِى ذَٲلِكَ لَذِڪۡرَىٰ لِمَن كَانَ لَهُ ۥ قَلۡبٌ أَوۡ أَلۡقَى ٱلسَّمۡعَ وَهُوَ شَهِيدٌ۬ 

Verily in this is a Message for any that has a heart and understanding or who gives ear and earnestly witnesses (the truth).


وَلَقَدۡ خَلَقۡنَا ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضَ وَمَا بَيۡنَهُمَا فِى سِتَّةِ أَيَّامٍ۬ وَمَا مَسَّنَا مِن لُّغُوبٍ۬ 

We created the heavens and the earth and all between them in Six Days, nor did any sense of weariness touch Us.


فَٱصۡبِرۡ عَلَىٰ مَا يَقُولُونَ وَسَبِّحۡ بِحَمۡدِ رَبِّكَ قَبۡلَ طُلُوعِ ٱلشَّمۡسِ وَقَبۡلَ ٱلۡغُرُوبِ 

Bear, then with patience, all that they say, and celebrate the praises of thy Lord, before the rising of the sun and before (its) setting,


وَمِنَ ٱلَّيۡلِ فَسَبِّحۡهُ وَأَدۡبَـٰرَ ٱلسُّجُودِ 

And during part of the night, (also) celebrate His praises, and (so likewise) after the postures of adoration.


وَٱسۡتَمِعۡ يَوۡمَ يُنَادِ ٱلۡمُنَادِ مِن مَّكَانٍ۬ قَرِيبٍ۬ 

And listen for the Day when the Caller will call out from a place quite near --


يَوۡمَ يَسۡمَعُونَ ٱلصَّيۡحَةَ بِٱلۡحَقِّ‌ۚ

The day when they will hear a (mighty) Blast in (very) truth:

ذَٲلِكَ يَوۡمُ ٱلۡخُرُوجِ 

that will be the day of Resurrection.


إِنَّا نَحۡنُ نُحۡىِۦ وَنُمِيتُ وَإِلَيۡنَا ٱلۡمَصِيرُ 

Verily it is We Who give Life and Death; and to Us is the Final Goal --


يَوۡمَ تَشَقَّقُ ٱلۡأَرۡضُ عَنۡہُمۡ سِرَاعً۬ا‌ۚ

The Day when the Earth will be rent asunder, from (men) hurrying out:

ذَٲلِكَ حَشۡرٌ عَلَيۡنَا يَسِيرٌ۬ 

that will be a gathering together -- quite easy for Us.


نَّحۡنُ أَعۡلَمُ بِمَا يَقُولُونَ‌ۖ

We know best what they say;

وَمَآ أَنتَ عَلَيۡہِم بِجَبَّارٍ۬‌ۖ

and thou art not one to overawe them by force.

فَذَكِّرۡ بِٱلۡقُرۡءَانِ مَن يَخَافُ وَعِيدِ 

So admonish with the Qur'án such as fear My Warning!


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