ALLAH in the
name of The Most Affectionate, the Merciful.
Alif-Lam Mim Ra. These are the verses of the Book,
and that which has been sent from your Lord is the
truth, but most men believe not.
Allah is He who raised up the heavens without the
pillars that you can see, and then He settled
Himself on the throne as is befitting to His Dignity
and made the sun and the moon subservient. Each one
runs to a term stated. Allah plans the work and
details the signs so that you may believe the
meeting with your Lord.
And it is He who stretched the earth and made
therein anchors and rivers, and He made two kinds of
every fruit in the earth. He covers the night with
the day. No doubt in that are signs for a people who
And there are different regions adjoining each
other, and there are gardens of grapes and are corn
fields and palm trees growing from one base and
separately, all are watered with one water and in
fruits, We make one to excel the other. No doubt, in
that are signs for wise people.
And if you wonder, then wondrous indeed is their
saying that shall we be made a-new after being dust?
Those are they who denied their Lord, and those are
they who will have shackles round their necks. And
those are the people of Hell wherein they shall
And they ask you for hastening the torment before
mercy and the punishment of those before them have
already occurred. And verily your Lord awards
forgiveness even on the injustices of the people.
And no doubt, the torment of your Lord is severe.
And the infidels say, 'why has not a sign been sent
down upon him from his Lord. You are only a warner
and a guide to every people.
Allah knows whatever is in the womb of any female
and whatever the wombs diminish and whatever they
increase. And everything with Him is with proper
Knower of every hidden and open, The Greatest, The
All are alike, one who among you conceals his talks
and one who utters openly, and one who hides himself
in the night and one who walks by day.
For man there are angels in succession before and
behind him that they watch him by Allah's command,
verily Allah alters not His blessing from any people
until they themselves alter their condition. And
when Allah desires evil to a people, then it cannot
be turned back, and besides Him they have no
It is He Who shows you the lightning for fear and
hope and raises the heavy clouds.
And the thunder praising Him proclaims His Holiness
and the messengers with His awe, and sends
thunder-bolts then smites therewith whom. He wills
while they are disputing about Allah. And His grip
Calling to Him alone is true, and those whom they
call upon beside Him, hear them not at all, but like
him ' who is sitting stretching his hands before the
water that it may reach his mouth, and it will never
reach it. And every prayer of the infidels loses its
And to Allah alone prostrates as many there are in
the. Heavens and earth willingly or unwillingly and
their shadows too every morning and evening. [^]
Say you, 'who is the Lord of the heavens and the
earth. Say yourself, ''Allah'. Say you, 'Have you
then made supporters beside Allah, who can neither
do good or evil even to themselves? Say you; will
the blind and the seeing be equaled? Or will the
darkness and the light be equaled? "Or have they
setup such associates with Allah who have made
something as Allah has made, then the making of Him
and of theirs looked similar to them'' Say you,
'Allah alone is the Creator of everything and He is
the One' Dominant over all.'
He sent down water from the sky. then the channels
flow according to its capacity, then the flux of
water carried with it the swelling foam, and from
that over which they kindle a fire for making
ornaments or other goods arises foams similar to it.
Thus Allah illustrates truth and false hood. Then
the foam is blown up and that which benefits mankind
remains in the earth. Thus Allah illustrates the
For those who obeyed the commands of their Lord,
there is good. And as for those who obeyed not His
commands. If they had all that is in the earth, and
the more like of it would have been in their
possession, then they would have offered it for
their ransom. These are they who will have an evil
reckoning, and their abode is Hell. And what an evil
place of rest.
Shall he then who knows that what has been sent to
you from your Lord is truth be like him who is
blind? Only those who have wisdom accept
Those who fulfil the convenant of Allah, and turn
not after entering into a convenant.
And those who join what Allah has commanded to join,
and fear their Lord and dread the evil reckoning.
And those who kept patience for seeking the pleasure
of their Lord, and kept up the prayer, and spent out
of what We have provided them in Our path secretly
and openly, and drive away evil by means of
goodness. For them is the profit of the last abode.
Gardens for habitation in which they will enter, and
those who are righteous from among their fathers,
and wives and offspring and angels shall enter unto
them from every door, saying;
'Peace be upon you for your patience,' what an
excellent last abode then you got.'
And those who break the covenant of Allah after
confirming it, and cut asunder what Allah has
commanded to join, and spread mischief in the earth,
their share is only curse and theirs the evil abode.
Allah increases the provision for whom He will and
also He straitens, and the infidels were strut with
the life of the world. And the life of the world is
nothing in comparison to the life of the Hereafter
but to pull on for some days.
And the infidels say, 'why is not a sign from His
Lord sent down to him.' Say you, 'Allah leads astray
whomsoever He will, and guides towards Him one who
turns to Him.
They are those who have believed and their hearts
find satisfaction with the remembrance of Allah.
Behold, in the remembrance of Allah alone there is
the satisfaction of hearts.
Those who believed and performed- good deeds for
them is the bliss and good end.
Thus We have sent you to a people before whom other
peoples have passed in order that you may recite to
them what We have revealed to you, and they are
rejecting the Most Affectionate, Say you, He is my
Lord, none is to be worshiped beside Him. I relied
upon Him alone and to Him do I return.'
If there would have come a Quran by which mountains
could be moved or the earth could be cut asunder or
the dead could have spoken to, even then too these
infidels would not have believed but the entire
affair is under the authority of Allah. Did then the
Muslims not become disappointed with it that if
Allah had willed, He would have guided men all
together? And the thump will ever continue to smite
the infidels for what they wrought or it will alight
near their houses, until Allah's promise comes.
Verily Allah does not do against His promise.
And surely, the messengers before you were mocked
at, then I let loose the infidels for some days'
then I seized them. Then how was My torment.
Is then He Who watches every soul with his actions?,
and yet they ascribe to Allah associates. Say you,
'name them.' Or do you inform Him of what is not in
His knowledge in the entire earth. or by the - way
an empty saying? Rather their fraud has been made to
look good in the eyes of the infidels, and they have
been hindered from the way. And he whom Allah leads
astray, has no guide.
They shall be punished in the life of the world, and
verily the torment of the Hereafter is hardest. And
they have none to defend from Allah.
The likeness of the Heaven, which has been, promised
to the God-fearing, beneath it streams flow. Its
fruits are everlasting and its shade. This is the
end of those who fear Allah, and the end of the
infidels is the Fire.
And those to whom We have given the Book rejoice at
what has been sent to you, and of those groups there
are some who deny a part thereof. Say you, 'I am
only commanded to worship Allah and not to ascribe
associate to Him. To Him I call, and to Him is my
And thus We have sent it down as a decision in
Arabic. And O' listener! if you will follow their
desires after what has come to you of knowledge,
then you shall have no supporter nor defender
And no doubt, We have sent messengers before you,
and assigned to them wives and children. And it is
not for a messenger to bring any sign, but by
Allah's leave. For each promise there is writing.
Allah wipes out what He pleases and establishes
(what He pleases) and the real writing is with Him.
And if We show you any promise that is made to them,
or We call you to Us before, in any case upon you is
only to deliver the message, and on Us is the
Do they not see that We are coming diminishing their
population from all sides. And Allah commands, there
is none to put back His command, and He is swift in
And those before them have already plotted, but the
entire secret plans belong to Allah. He knows what
every soul earns. And the infidels are soon to know,
who gets the last abode.
And the infidels say, you are not a messenger.' Say
you, 'Allah is sufficient as witness between you and
me, and he who has knowledge of the Book.'