ALLAH in the name of The
Most Affectionate, the Merciful.
Immensely blessed is He in Whose control is the entire Kingdom,
and He has authority over every thing.
He, Who has created death and life that He might test you, as to
whose work, is excellent among you. And He is the Esteemed one the
Who made seven heavens one upon the other. What difference do you
see in the making of the Most Affectionate? Then look again
carefully, do you see any crack?
Then look again and again, the sight will return back to you
defeated and fatigued.
And undoubtedly, We adorned the lower heaven with lamps, and made
them things to beat devils, and prepared for them the torment of
And for those who disbelieved in their Lord, there is the torment
of Hell. And what an evil end it is?
When they shall be thrown in it, they will hear the braying as it
It seems that it will almost burst with severe fury. Whenever any
group shall be thrown in it, its keepers will ask them, 'Did no
warner come to you'?
They will say, 'why not, yes indeed, the warner came to us, but we
belied him and said, 'Allah has sent down nothing; you are not,
but in great error".
And they will say, 'if we had heard or reflected, we would not
have been among the fellows of the Hell.
Now they confessed their sins, then Curse be the fellows of the
Undoubtedly, those who fear their Lord unseen, for them is
forgiveness and great reward.
And whether you keep your discourse secret or disclose, He knows
full well the thoughts of your breasts.
Will not He Who has created know? And it is He Knowing every
subtle, the Aware.
It is He Who has made the earth submissive to you, therefore
traverse through its tracks and eats of His provision. And to Him
is the rising up.
Have you become fearless of Him whose Kingdom is in the heaven,
that He may bury you in the earth, henceforth it remains shaking?
Or have you become fearless of Him whoso Kingdom is in the heaven
that He may send against you stoning. Now you will know, how was
And undoubtedly, those before them belied, then how was My
And have they not seen birds above them, spreading out their wings
and closing them? None withholds them save the Most Affectionate
Allah. Undoubtedly, He sees all things.
Or which is your army that shall help you against the Most
Affectionate Allah? The infidels are not but in delusion.
Or who is he, who may provide you, if He withholds His provision?
Nay, but they have become shameless in contumacy and dis-dain.
Is he who walks prone on his face better guided than he who walks
upright on a straight path?
Say you, 'it is He Who produced you, and made for you ears and
eyes and hearts'. How little you accept the truth?
Say you, 'it is He Who has spread you in the earth, and towards
Him you shall be raised.
And they say, 'when this promise will come to pass. if you are
Say you, 'the Knowledge of it is with Allah, and I am only a clear
Then when they will see it near at hand, the faces of the infidels
will be vexed, and it will be said to them, 'this is what you used
to ask for'.
Say you, 'look to it, if Allah destroys me and those with me or
has mercy on us, then who will protect the infidels from the
Say you, 'He is the Most Affectionate, we believed in Him and
relied upon Him, then now you will know, who is in manifest
Say you, 'look to it, if your water in the morning go deep in the
earth, then who would bring you water running before your eyes?'