ALLAH in the
name of The Most Affectionate, the Merciful.
Alif Lam Ra; This is a Book, whose verses are full
of wisdom, then have been detailed from One Wise
That worship not but Allah. No doubt. I am to you a
warner from Him and a bearer of glad-tidings.
And that. you ask forgiveness of your Lord then
repent to Him. He will give you a good pulling until
an appointed term, and will cause to reach His grace
to every man of grace, and if you turn your face,
then I fear for you the torment of a Great Day.
Towards Allah. is your return, and He is Potent over
Listen! They fold up their breasts that they may
hide from Allah. Listen! When they cover their whole
body with their garments. Allah knows what they
conceal and what they reveal. No doubt He is the
Knower of all the thoughts within the breast.
And there is none moving on this earth, the
provision of that is not upon the generous
responsibility of Allah, and He knows its place of
stay and the place of return. All is recorded in a
clear explanatory Book.
And it is He who has created the heavens and earth
in six days, and His Throne was on the water, that
He might try you, as to whose work of you is best.
And if you say, 'undoubtedly' you shall be raised
after death,' then the infidels will surely say
'this is not but a magic manifest.'
And if We defer from them the torment for a counted
period, then they would certainly say, 'what has
detained it?" Listen, 'the day when it will come to
them, it shall not be averted from them, and the
same torment which they used to mock at shall
And if We let man taste Our any mercy, then take it
away from him, surely he is despairing, ungrateful.
And if We let him taste favour after the hardship
that has reached to him, then he will surely say,
the evils have gone from me.' No doubt, he is
But those who remained patient and did good deeds:
for them is forgiveness and a great reward.
Then will you leave some of what is being revealed
to you and straiten your breast therewith. Because
they say, 'why a treasure has not been sent down
with him or any angel would have come with him? You
are a warner. And Allah is Guardian over every
Do they say this; 'He has fabricated it?' Say you,
'Bring then ten verses the like of it. And call all
those whom you can besides Allah, if you are
Then O Muslim! If they do not respond to you' then
know that it has been sent down with Allah's
Knowledge and that there is no true deity save
Allah, Will you then now submit?
Whoever desires the life of the world and its
adornment, We will give their full fruit in it and
will not lessen anything therein.
These are they for whom there is nothing in the
Hereafter but Fire. And what ever they used to do
there, is destroyed and all their works became void.
Is he then (like him) who is upon a bright proof
from his Lord and there comes a witness on him from
Allah and before it was the Book of Moses, a guide
and mercy? Those believe therein, and whosoever of
all parties disbelieves in it, then fire is his
promised place. Then O Listener! Be not you in any
doubt about it. No doubt, that is the truth from
your Lord, but most people believe not.
And who is more unjust than he who forges a lie
against Allah. They shall be presented before their
Lord, and the witnesses will say, 'these are they
who forged lie against their Lord. Behold; curse of
Allah is upon the unjust.
Those who hinder from the path of Allah, and desire
crookedness in it; and they are they who deny the
They are unable to fatigue in the earth, nor besides
Allah they have any helper. They will face torment
over torment. They could neither hear nor see.
These are they who put their souls in loss, and the
things which, they used to fabricate have been lost
Willing or not willing, it is they who are the
greatest losers in the Hereafter.
No doubt those who believed, and did good deeds and
turned humbly towards their Lord, they are the men
of Heaven, therein they shall abide.
The condition of both parties is like one the blind
and deaf and the other seeing and hearing is the
case of the two alike? Do you then not take heed?
And no doubt, We sent Nuh to his people saying that
I am for you a clear warner.
That worships none save Allah. Verily, I fear for
you the torment of a painful day.
Then the chiefs of the unbelievers of his people
spoke, 'We see you a man like us, and we see not
that any one who has followed you but the meanest of
us inadvertently, and we do not find in you any
superiority over us; but rather we think you a
He said, 'O my people! tell me, if I am on a clear
proof from my Lord, and He has bestowed upon me from
Himself a great mercy, then you remained blind from
it. Shall we stick it to your neck while you are
averse to it.'
'And O people! I ask no wealth on it from you. My
reward is only with Allah and I am not to drive away
Muslims. No doubt, they are to meet their Lord, but
I find you wholly ignorant people.
'And O people! Who will save me from Allah, if I
will drive away them. Do you then not take heed?
'And I say not to you, 'I have treasures of Allah
with me, and nor I get the unseen known myself and
nor I say this, 'I am an angel, and nor I say those
whom your eyes despise, 'Allah will never bestow any
good to them.' Allah knows well what ever is in
their hearts. If I do so, then surely I am of the
They said, 'O Nuh, you have disputed with us, and
disputed much, then bring that which for you promise
us, if you are truthful.
He said, 'Allah will bring it to you, if He pleases,
and you cannot get Him tired.
And my admonition will not profit you, if I desire
good to you, whilst Allah desires you to go astray.
He is your Lord and to Him you shall return.
Do they say, 'He has fabricated it?' Say you, 'If I
have fabricated it, then upon me is my sin and I am
quit of your sins.'
And it was revealed to Nuh, 'none of your people
will become Muslim but those who have already
believed, grieve not then at what they do.
And built the ark before Us and with Our command,
and address Me not concerning the unjust, they shall
necessarily be drowned.
And Nuh builds the ark, and whenever the chief of
his people passed by him, they laughed at him. He
said. 'if you laugh at us, then we shall laugh at
you at one time as you laugh.
Now then you shall know to whom comes the torment
that may disgrace him' and comes down the torment
that may be lasting.
Until, when Our Command came, and the Oven boiled,
We said, 'embark in the ark a pair male and female
of every kind and the members of your family except
those against whom the word has already gone forth,
and the rest of the Muslims.' And Muslims were not
with him but a few.
And he said, 'embark therein; in the name of Allah
is its moving and its berthing. No doubt, my Lord is
assuredly Forgiving, Merciful.
And it is sailing with them amidst such waves as
mountain. And Nuh called his son, embark with us and
be not with the infidels.
He said, 'Now I take refuge of any mountain, it will
save me from the water. Said he 'Today there is no
protector from the torment of Allah but for him on
whom He has mercy and the wave came in between the
two, so he was among the drowned.
And it was commanded. 'O earth Swallow your water.
And O heaven; withhold And water was dried and the
affair was accomplished, and the ark settled on
mountain Judi' and it was said, away be the people
And Nuh called upon his Lord, said he, 'O my Lord my
son too is of my family, and no doubt, Your promise
is true, and You are the Greatest of rulers.
He said, 'O Nuh; he is not of your family, No doubt,
his work is not righteous, ask not of Me that of
which you have no knowledge. I admonish you not to
Submitted he 'O my Lord I beg Your refuge from
asking You that of which I have no knowledge. And if
you forgive me not and have not mercy on me, then I
shall be loser.
It was said. 'O Nuh; get down from the ark with
peace from Us and with blessings on you and on some
parties with you. And there are some parties whom We
shall allow to enjoy in the world, then a painful
torment will reach them.
These tidings of unseen, We reveal to you. Neither
you did know nor your people be fore this. Then be
patient. No, doubt there is good end for the
And towards Aad (sent) Hud a compatriot of their
own. He said, 'O my people, worship Allah. You have
no deity beside Him. You are but fabricators.
'O my people, I ask not any wage for this, My wage
is only on Him Who created me.' Have you then no
And O my people! Beg forgiveness of your Lord, then
turn to Him, He will send over you heavy rain and
will add strength to your strength, and turn not
away your faces committing crimes.
They said, 'O Hud you have not come to us having any
proof, and we are not to leave our gods merely
because of your saying, nor are we going to believe
We say only that one of our gods has smitten you
with evil. He said. 'I call Allah to witness and you
all hear witness that I am quit of all those whom
you associate with Him
Besides Allah. Devise against me you all together
then respite me not.
I relied on Allah. my Lord and your Lord. There is
no moving creature whose forelock is not under His
control. No doubt! My Lord meets on straight path.
Then if you turn your faces, then I have already
conveyed to you that with which I have been sent to
you' and my Lord will bring others to take your
place, and you cannot harm Him at all. No doubt my
Lord has watch over every thing.
And when Our Command came, then We saved Hud and the
Muslims with him, by showing Our mercy, and
delivered them from severe torment.
And these are Aad. The denied the signs of their
Lord and disobeyed His Messengers and followed the
saying o' every contumacous haughty enemy.
And the curse stuck to them in the world and on the
Day of Judgement. Listen. Aad rejected their Lord.
Ho: Away with Aad the people of Hud.
And towards Thamud (We sent) Saleh a compatriot of
their own. He said, 'O my people, worship Allah. You
have no deity beside Him. He evolved you from the
earth and caused you to live therein, then beg
forgiveness of Him' then turn to Him. No doubt' my
Lord is near. Responsive.'
They said' 'O Saleh. You looked promising amongst us
before, 'Do you forbid us to worship what our
fathers worshipped, and verily we are in a big
deceitful doubt regarding that to which you call us.
He said, 'O my people! Tell me if I am on a clear
proof from my Lord, and He has bestowed me mercy
from Himself, then who will save me against Him, if
I disobey Him; then you will increase me nothing
And O my people! This is she-camel of Allah, a sign
for you. Then leave her, that she may eat in Allah's
earth, and touch her not with evil lest a near
torment reach you.
Then they hamstrung her then Saleh said, 'enjoy in
your houses three days more. This is a promise that
will not be falsified.
Then when Our Command came. We saved. Saleh and the
Muslims with him showing Our mercy and from the
humiliation of that day No doubt, your Lord is
And a roaring noise overtook the unjust, then in the
morning; they remained lying crouched in their
As though they had never dwelt therein. Listen, no
doubt, Thamud denied their Lord, Ho; curse be on
And no doubt, Our messengers came to Ibrahim with
glad tidings. They said, 'Peace;' He said, 'Peace'
then not being late, brought a calf roasted.
Then when he saw that their hands did not reach
towards the food, he thought them strangers and
began to fear of them in his heart. They said, 'fear
not, we have been sent towards the people of Lut.
And his wife was standing by, she began to laugh,
then We gave her the glad tiding of Ishaque and
after Ishaque of Yaqub.
She said, 'Oh; Woe is me. Shall I bear a child' and
I am old, and this is my husband, an old man? No
doubt, this is strange thing.
The angels said Do you wonder at Allah's Command?
The mercy of Allah and His blessings be upon you, O
people of the house! No doubt, it is He Who is All
Then when the fear of Ibrahim disappeared, and he
got glad-tidings, he began to dispute with Us about
the people of Lut.
No doubt, Ibrahim is clement most tender hearted,
'O Ibrahim! Do not plunge in this thought. No doubt,
the Command of your Lord has come, and no doubt. The
torment is to approach them that cannot be averted.
And when Our angels came to Lut, he was grieved of
them and became sad on account of them, and said,
'this is a fierce day.'
And his people came running to him, and they were in
the habit of doing evil deeds from before. He said,
'O people, these are daughters of my people, they
are purer for you, then fear Allah. and do not
disgrace 'me in the face of my guests. Is there not
among you any man of good characters?
They said you know. That we have no right in the
daughters of your people. And you surely know what
He said. "Had I strength against you or might take
refuge in a strong pillar.
The angels said 'O Lut! We are messengers of your
Lord, they cannot reach you then carry forth your
family within night. And let none of you look back
except y our wife. The same is to reach her too,
what will reach them. No doubt, their promise is for
the morning. Is the morning not nigh?
Then when Our Command came' We turned that town
upside down and We rained upon it stones of baked
Which are with y our Lord marked. And those stones
are not away from unjust people.
And towards Madian Shoaib a compatriot of their own.
He said, 'O my people. Worship Allah, there is no
deity beside Him. And diminish not the measure and
the weight. No doubt, I see you prosperous, and I
fear for you the torment of encircling day
And O my people! Fill up measure and weight with
justice and do not give the people their things
decreasing and do not roam in the earth spreading
And that which is left from the provision of Allah
is better for you, if you believe, and I am not over
you a guardian.
They said, 'O Shoaib, does your prayer bid you that
we should abandon the gods of our fathers, or that
we should not do with our riches whatever we will?
Yes please, you are the only wise and up right.
He said, 'O my people. Tell me fairly, if I am on a
clear proof from my Lord, and He gave me good
provision from Himself. And I do not desire that I
myself begin to do against that which I forbid you
to do. I only desire to return as for as I can. And
my succor is from Allah only. I relied only upon Him
and I turn towards Him only.
And O my people! Let not your opposition to me makes
you earn that which befell the people of Nuh, or the
people of Hud or the people of Saleh. And the people
of Lut are not far away from you.
And beg forgiveness of Allah, then turn towards Him.
No doubt, my Lord is Merciful, Loving.
They said, 'O Shoaib, we do not understand most of
your talks; and no doubt, we see you weak among us.
And if there had been your tribe, we would have
stoned you. And there is no respect for you in our
He said, 'O my people! Is the pressure of my tribe
over you is more than Allah? And you have cast Him
behind your back. No doubt' whatever you do, is
under the control of my Lord.
And O people! Continue your work at your places, I
do my work. Soon you are to know on whom comes the
torment that will disgrace him and who is liar. And
wait, I also wait with you.
And when my Command came, We saved Shoaib and the
Muslims with him by showing Our mercy. And the
roaring noise overtook the unjust then they remained
lying on their knees in their homes at morning.
s they had never dwelt there. Ho; Be away Madian
just as Thamud were removed far away.
And verily, We sent Musa with Our signs and clear
To Firawn and his courtiers' then they followed the
command of Firawn. And the work of Firawn was not
He shall be before his people on the Day of
Resurrection, and bring them down in the Hell. And
what an evil place of watering to descent.
And the curse followed them in this world and on the
Day of Resurrection. What is an evil reward, which
These are the tidings of the towns that We relate to
you; some of them are standing and some mown down.
And We wronged them not, but they did evil to
themselves. Their deities, whom they used to worship
beside Allah, availed them not, when the Command of
your Lord came, and they increased them nothing save
And such is the seizing of your Lord, when He seizes
the towns on their injustice. No doubt, His seizing
is painful, severe.
No doubt, herein is a sign to him who fears the
torment of Hereafter. That is a Day whereon all
shall be gathered together and that is a Day of
And We defer it not save for a counted period.
When that Day will come, no one will speak save by
the leave of God. Then any one of them is
unfortunate, and any one of them is fortunate.
Then those who are unfortunate, they are in the
Hell, they will bray like ass.
They shall abide therein, so long as the heavens and
earth abide, save as your Lord will. No doubt, your
Lord accomplishes what He desires.
And those who are fortunate, they are in Heaven.
They shall abide therein' so long as the heavens and
earth abide, save, as your Lord will. this is the
Then O listener! Be not in delusion concerning that
which these infidels worship. They worship as their
fathers used to worship before. And undoubtedly, We
shall repay them their portion in full undiminished.
And no doubt, We gave Musa the Book, then they
differed therein. And if a word of your Lord had not
gone already before, the matter would have been
decided between them. And no doubt, they are in a
deceptive doubt about it.
And no doubt, to each of them in all your Lord will
repay their works in full. He is aware of their
Then remain you firm as you have been commanded and
whoever has repented with you; and O people! Do not
be arrogant. No doubt He is seeing your works.
And do not lean towards wrong doers, lest the Fire
Should touch you, and you have no supporter besides
Allah, then you will not be helped.
And establish prayer at the two ends of the day and
in parts of the night. No doubt, good deeds
obliterate evil deeds. This is admonition for the
persons accepting admonition.
And be patient, Allah wastes not the reward of the
Then why there were not among generations before you
persons possessing some virtue who would have
forbidden mischief in the earth, Yes there were few
of them whom We delivered'? And the unjust remained
behind the same luxury that was given to them, and
they were sinners
And your Lord is not such that He would destroy
towns without any reason. While its people be good.
And if your Lord had willed He would have made all!
Mankind one nation, and they will always remain
Save those on whom your Lord has mercy, and for this
has He created them. And the word of your Lord has
been fulfilled. No doubt' I will fill hell with the
jinn and mankind together.
And all that We relate to you of the tidings of the
messengers is for the purpose of strengthening your
heart therewith? And in this Sura the truth has come
to you and admonition to the Muslims.
And say you to the infidels, 'continue working on
your places' and we do our work.
And wait. Lo! We (too) are waiting.
And to Allah belong the unseen of the heavens and
the earth and towards Him is the return of the whole
affairs, then worship Him and rely upon Him. And
your Lord is not heedless of what you do.