بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most
Alif Lam Mim Ra.
These are the Signs
of the Book:
that which hath
been revealed unto thee from thy Lord is the Truth; but most men
Allah is He Who
raised the heavens without any pillars that ye can see;
established on the Throne
He has subjected
the sun and the moon
(to His law)!
each one runs
for a term appointed.
He doth regulate
affairs, explaining the Signs in detail, that ye may believe with
certainty in the meeting with your Lord.
And it is He Who
spread out the earth, and set thereon mountains standing firm, and
and fruit of every
kind He made in pairs, two and two:
He draweth the
Night as a veil o'er the Day.
Behold, verily in
these things there are Signs for those who consider!
And in the earth
and gardens of
vines and fields sown with corn, and
palm trees -- growing out of single roots or otherwise:
watered with the same water, yet some of them We make more excellent
than others to eat.
Behold, verily in
these things there are Signs for those who understand!
If thou dost marvel
their want of faith),
strange is their saying:
"When we are
dust, shall we indeed then be in a creation renewed?"
They are those who
deny their Lord!
They are those
round whose necks will be yokes
they will be
Companions of the Fire, who
They ask thee to
hasten on the evil in preference to the good: yet have come to pass,
But verily thy Lord
is full of forgiveness for mankind for their wrongdoing:
and verily thy Lord
And the Unbelievers
say! "Why is not a Sign sent down to him from his Lord?"
But thou art truly
a warner and to every people a guide.
Allah doth know
what every female
doth bear, by how much the wombs fall short
time or number)
or do exceed.
Every single thing
is before His sight, in
He knoweth the
Unseen and that which is open: He is the Great,
the Most High.
It is the same
whether any of you conceal his speech or declare it openly; whether
he lie hid by night or walk freely by day.
in succession, before and behind him: they guard him by command of
Verily never will
Allah change the condition of a people until they change it
(with their own souls).
willeth a people's punishment, there can be no turning it back,
will they find, besides Him, any to protect.
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
Nay, thunder repeateth
His praises, and so do the angels, with awe:
He flingeth the
loud-voiced thunderbolts, and therewith He striketh whomsoever He
dispute about Allah, with the strength
of His power
is prayer in Truth:
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:
the prayer of those without
Faith is nothing but
(in the mind).
there are in the heavens and the earth do prostrate themselves to
-- with good will or in spite of themselves:
so do their shadows
in the mornings and evenings.
Say: "Who is the
Lord and Sustainer of the heavens and the earth?"
Say: "It is Allah."
Say: "Do ye then
protectors other than Him, such as have no power either for good or
for harm to themselves?"
"Are the blind
equal with those who see?
Or the depths of
darkness equal with Light?"
Or do they assign
to Allah partners who have created
as He has created, so that the creation seemed to them similar?
Say: "Allah is the
Creator of all things: He is the One, the Supreme and Irresistible."
He sends down water
from the skies, and the channels flow, each according to its
measure: but the torrent
bears away the foam that mounts up to the surface.
Even so, from
which they heat in the fire, to make
ornaments or utensils therewith, there is a scum likewise.
Thus doth Allah
show forth Truth and Vanity:
for the scum
disappears like froth cast out; while that which is for the good of
mankind remains on the earth.
Thus doth Allah set
For those who
respond to their Lord, are
But those who
respond not to Him -- even if they had all that is in the heavens
and on earth, and as much more,
would they offer it for ransom.
For them will the
reckoning be terrible: their abode will be Hell -- what a bed of
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?
- It is those
who are endued with understanding that receive admonition --
- Those who
fulfil the Covenant of Allah and fail not in their plighted word;
- Those who join
together those things which Allah hath commanded to be joined,
- hold their
Lord in awe, and fear the terrible reckoning;
- Those who
patiently persevere, seeking the countenance their Lord;
- spend, out of
We have bestowed for their sustenance, secretly and openly;
- and turn off
Evil with good:
for such there is
the final attainment of the
perpetual bliss: they shall enter
as well as the righteous among their fathers, their spouses,
and their offspring:
and angels shall
enter unto them from every gate
(with the salutation):
"Peace unto you for
that ye persevered in patience!
Now how excellent
is the final Home!"
But those who
Covenant of Allah, after having plighted their word thereto
- and cut
asunder those things which Allah has commanded to be joined,
- and work
mischief in the land --
on them is the
Curse; for them is the terrible Home!
enlarge, or grant by
measure the Sustenance
(which He giveth)
to whom so He pleaseth.
rejoice in the life of
this world: but the life of
this world is but little comfort in the Hereafter.
say: "Why is not a Sign sent down to him from his Lord?"
leaveth, to stray, whom He will; but He guideth to
Himself those who turn to Him in penitence --
"Those who believe,
and whose hearts find satisfaction in the remembrance of Allah:
without doubt in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find
"For those who
believe and work righteousness, is
blessedness, and a beautiful place of
Thus have We sent
thee amongst a People before whom
in order that thou mightest rehearse unto them what We
send down unto thee by inspiration;
yet do they reject
the Most Gracious!
"He is my Lord!
There is no god but
On Him is my trust,
and to Him do I
were a Qur'án with which mountains were moved,
or the earth were
or the dead were
made to speak,
(this would be the one!)
But, truly, the
Command is with Allah in things!
Do not the
Believers know, that, had Allah
willed, He could
have guided all mankind
(to the Right)?
But the Unbelievers
-- never will disaster cease
to seize them for their
or to settle
close to their homes, until the Promise of Allah come to pass,
for, verily, Allah
will not fail in His promise.
Messengers before thee: but I
granted respite to the Unbelievers, and finally I punished them;
Is then He Who
standeth over every soul
all that it doth,
(like any others)?
And yet they
ascribe partners to Allah.
Say: "But name them!
Is it that ye will
inform Him of something He knoweth not on earth,
or is it
a show of
Nay! to those who
believe not, their pretence seems pleasing, but they are kept back
from the Path:
and those whom
Allah leaves to stray, no one can guide.
For them is a
Penalty in the life of this world, but harder, truly, is the Penalty
of the Hereafter;
and defender have they none against Allah.
The parable of the
Garden which the righteous are promised! --
- beneath if
- perpetual is
the enjoyment thereof and the shade therein:
such is the End of
and the End of
Unbelievers is the Fire.
Those to whom We
have given the Book rejoice at what hath been revealed unto thee:
but there are among the clans those who reject a part thereof.
"I am commanded to
worship Allah, and not to join partners with Him.
Unto Him do I call,
and unto Him is my
Thus have We
revealed it to be a judgment of authority in Arabic.
Wert thou to follow
desires after the knowledge which hath reached thee, then wouldst
thou find neither protector nor defender against Allah.
We did send
Messengers before thee, and appointed for them wives and children:
and it was never the part of a Messenger to bring a Sign except as
For each period is
Allah doth blot out
or confirm what He pleaseth: with Him is the Mother of the Book.
Whether We shall
(within thy lifetime)
part of what We promised them or take to Ourselves thy soul
(before it is
thy duty is to
reach them: it is Our part to call them to account.
See they not that
We gradually reduce the land
(in their control)
from its outlying borders?
Allah commands, there is none to put back His command:
and He is
swift in calling to account.
Those before them
devise plots; but in all things the master planning is Allah's.
He knoweth the
doings of every soul:
and soon will the Unbelievers know who gets
home in the End.
say: "No Messenger art thou."
"Enough for a
witness between me and you is Allah, and such as have knowledge of