Lām, Meem, êād.
is] a Book revealed to you, [O Muúammad] – so let there not be in your breast
distress therefrom – that you may warn thereby and as a reminder to the
[O mankind], what has been revealed to you from your Lord and do not follow
other than Him any allies. Little do you remember.
how many cities have We destroyed, and Our punishment came to them at night or
while they were sleeping at noon.
their declaration when Our punishment came to them was only that they said,
"Indeed, we were wrongdoers!"
We will surely question those to whom [a message] was sent, and We will surely
question the messengers.
We will surely relate [their deeds] to them with knowledge, and We were not [at
the weighing [of deeds] that Day will be the truth. So those whose scales are
heavy – it is they who will be the successful.
those whose scales are light – they are the ones who will lose themselves for
what injustice they were doing toward Our verses.
10. And We
have certainly established you upon the earth and made for you therein ways of
livelihood. Little are you grateful.
11. And We
have certainly created you, [O Mankind], and given you [human] form. Then We
said to the angels, "Prostrate to Adam"; so they prostrated, except
for Iblees. He was not of those who prostrated.
12. [Allāh] said, "What prevented you from
prostrating when I commanded you?" [Satan] said, "I am better than
him. You created me from fire and created him from clay."
13. [Allāh] said, "Descend from Paradise, for it is
not for you to be arrogant therein. So get out; indeed, you are of the debased.
said, "Reprieve me until the Day they are resurrected."
15. [Allāh] said, "Indeed, you are of those
said, "Because You have put me in error, I will surely sit in wait for
them on Your straight path.
17. Then I
will come to them from before them and from behind them and on their right and
on their left, and You will not find most of them grateful [to You]."
18. [Allāh] said, "Get out of Paradise, reproached
and expelled. Whoever follows you among them – I will surely fill Hell with
you, all together."
"O Adam, dwell, you and your wife, in Paradise and eat from wherever you
will but do not approach this tree, lest you be among the wrongdoers."
Satan whispered to them to make apparent to them that which was concealed from
them of their private parts. He said, "Your Lord did not forbid you this
tree except that you become angels or become of the immortal."
21. And he
swore [by Allāh] to them, "Indeed, I am to
you from among the sincere advisors."
22. So he
made them fall, through deception. And when they tasted of the tree, their
private parts became apparent to them, and they began to fasten together over
themselves from the leaves of Paradise. And their Lord called to them,
"Did I not forbid you from that tree and tell you that Satan is to you a
said, "Our Lord, we have wronged ourselves, and if You do not forgive us
and have mercy upon us, we will surely be among the losers."
24. [Allāh] said, "Descend, being to one another
enemies. And for you on the earth is a place of settlement and enjoyment for a
said, "Therein you will live, and therein you will die, and from it you
will be brought forth."
children of Adam, We have bestowed upon you clothing to conceal your private
parts and as adornment. But the clothing of righteousness – that is best. That
is from the signs of Allāh that perhaps they
children of Adam, let not Satan tempt you as he removed your parents from
Paradise, stripping them of their clothing to show them their private parts.
Indeed, he sees you, he and his tribe, from where you do not see them. Indeed,
We have made the devils allies to those who do not believe.
when they commit an immorality, they say, "We found our fathers doing it,
and Allāh has ordered us to do it." Say,
"Indeed, Allāh does not order immorality.
Do you say about Allāh that which you do not
29. Say, [O
Muúammad], "My Lord has ordered justice and that you maintain yourselves
[in worship of Him] at every place [or time] of prostration, and invoke Him,
sincere to Him in religion." Just as He originated you, you will return
[to life] -
30. A group
[of you] He guided, and a group deserved [to be in] error. Indeed, they had
taken the devils as allies instead of Allāh
while they thought that they were guided.
children of Adam, take your adornment at every masjid, and eat and drink, but
be not excessive. Indeed, He likes not those who commit excess.
"Who has forbidden the adornment of Allāh
which He has produced for His servants and the good [lawful] things of
provision?" Say, "They are for those who believe during the worldly
life [but] exclusively for them on the Day of Resurrection." Thus do We
detail the verses for a people who know.
"My Lord has only forbidden immoralities – what is apparent of them and
what is concealed – and sin, and oppression without right, and that you
associate with Allāh that for which He has not
sent down authority, and that you say about Allāh
that which you do not know."
34. And for
every nation is a [specified] term. So when their time has come, they will not
remain behind an hour, nor will they precede [it].
children of Adam, if there come to you messengers from among you relating to
you My verses, then whoever fears Allāh and
reforms – there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve.
36. But the
ones who deny Our verses and are arrogant toward them – those are the
companions of the Fire; they will abide therein eternally.
37. And who
is more unjust than one who invents about Allāh
a lie or denies His verses? Those will attain their portion of the decree until
when Our messengers come to them to take them in death, they will say,
"Where are those you used to invoke besides Allāh?"
They will say, "They have departed from us," and will bear witness
against themselves that they were disbelievers.
38. [Allāh] will say, "Enter among nations which had
passed on before you of jinn and mankind into the Fire." Every time a
nation enters, it will curse its sister until, when they have all overtaken one
another therein, the last of them will say about the first of them "Our
Lord, these had misled us, so give them a double punishment of the Fire. He
will say, "For each is double, but you do not know."
39. And the
first of them will say to the last of them, "Then you had not any favor
over us, so taste the punishment for what you used to earn."
those who deny Our verses and are arrogant toward them – the gates of Heaven
will not be opened for them, nor will they enter Paradise until a camel enters
into the eye of a needle. And thus do We recompense the criminals.
will have from Hell a bed and over them coverings [of fire]. And thus do We
recompense the wrongdoers.
those who believed and did righteous deeds – We charge no soul except [within]
its capacity. Those are the companions of Paradise; they will abide therein
43. And We
will have removed whatever is within their breasts of resentment, [while]
flowing beneath them are rivers. And they will say, "Praise to Allāh, who has guided us to this; and we would never
have been guided if Allāh had not guided us.
Certainly the messengers of our Lord had come with the truth." And they
will be called, "This is Paradise, which you have been made to inherit for
what you used to do."
44. And the
companions of Paradise will call out to the companions of the Fire, "We
have already found what our Lord promised us to be true. Have you found what
your Lord promised to be true?" They will say, "Yes." Then an
announcer will announce among them, "The curse of Allāh
shall be upon the wrongdoers."
averted [people] from the way of Allāh and
sought to make it [seem] deviant while they were, concerning the Hereafter,
between them will be a partition, and on [its] elevations are men who recognize
all by their mark. And they call out to the companions of Paradise, "Peace
be upon you." They have not [yet] entered it, but they long intensely.
when their eyes are turned toward the companions of the Fire, they say,
"Our Lord, do not place us with the wrongdoing people."
48. And the
companions of the Elevations will call to men [within Hell] whom they recognize
by their mark, saying, "Of no avail to you was your gathering and [the
fact] that you were arrogant."
49. [Allāh will say], "Are these the ones whom you
[inhabitants of Hell] swore that Allāh would
never offer them mercy? Enter Paradise, [O People of the Elevations]. No fear
will there be concerning you, nor will you grieve."
50. And the
companions of the Fire will call to the companions of Paradise, "Pour upon
us some water or from whatever Allāh has
provided you." They will say, "Indeed, Allāh
has forbidden them both to the disbelievers."
took their religion as distraction and amusement and whom the worldly life
deluded." So today We will forget them just as they forgot the meeting of
this Day of theirs and for having rejected Our verses.
52. And We
had certainly brought them a Book which We detailed by knowledge - as guidance
and mercy to a people who believe.
53. Do they
await except its result? The Day its result comes those who had ignored it
before will say, "The messengers of our Lord had come with the truth, so
are there [now] any intercessors to intercede for us or could we be sent back
to do other than we used to do?" They will have lost themselves, and lost
from them is what they used to invent.
your Lord is Allāh, who created the heavens and
earth in six days and then established Himself above the Throne. He covers the
night with the day, [another night] chasing it rapidly; and [He created] the
sun, the moon, and the stars, subjected by His command. Unquestionably, His is
the creation and the command; blessed is Allāh,
Lord of the worlds.
upon your Lord in humility and privately; indeed, He does not like
cause not corruption upon the earth after its reformation. And invoke Him in
fear and aspiration. Indeed, the mercy of Allāh
is near to the doers of good.
57. And it
is He who sends the winds as good tidings before His mercy until, when they
have carried heavy rainclouds, We drive them to a dead land and We send down
rain therein and bring forth thereby [some] of all the fruits. Thus will We
bring forth the dead; perhaps you may be reminded.
58. And the
good land - its vegetation emerges by permission of its Lord; but that which is
bad - nothing emerges except sparsely, with difficulty. Thus do We diversify
the signs for a people who are grateful.
59. We had
certainly sent Noah to his people, and he said, "O my people, worship Allāh; you have no deity other than Him. Indeed, I
fear for you the punishment of a tremendous Day.
the eminent among his people, "Indeed, we see you in clear error."
said, "O my people, there is not error in me, but I am a messenger from
the Lord of the worlds."
convey to you the messages of my Lord and advise you; and I know from Allāh what you do not know.
63. Then do
you wonder that there has come to you a reminder from your Lord through a man
from among you, that he may warn you and that you may fear Allāh so you might receive mercy."
they denied him, so We saved him and those who were with him in the ship. And
We drowned those who denied Our signs. Indeed, they were a blind people.
65. And to
the 'Aad [We sent] their brother Hud. He said, "O my people, worship Allāh; you have no deity other than Him. Then will
you not fear Him?"
the eminent ones who disbelieved among his people, "Indeed, we see you in
foolishness, and indeed, we think you are of the liars."
said, "O my people, there is not foolishness in me, but I am a messenger
from the Lord of the worlds."
convey to you the messages of my Lord, and I am to you a trustworthy adviser.
69. Then do
you wonder that there has come to you a reminder from your Lord through a man
from among you, that he may warn you? And remember when He made you successors
after the people of Noah and increased you in stature extensively. So remember
the favors of Allāh that you might succeed.
said, "Have you come to us that we should worship Allāh
alone and leave what our fathers have worshipped? Then bring us what you
promise us, if you should be of the truthful."
said, "Already have defilement and anger fallen upon you from your Lord.
Do you dispute with me concerning [mere] names you have named them, you and
your fathers, for which Allāh has not sent down
any authority? Then wait; indeed, I am with you among those who wait."
72. So We
saved him and those with him by mercy from Us. And We eliminated those who
denied Our signs, and they were not [at all] believers.
73. And to
the Thamūd [We sent] their brother êāliú. He said, "O my people, worship Allāh; you have no deity other than Him. There has
come to you clear evidence from your Lord. This is the she-camel of Allāh [sent] to you as a sign. So leave her to eat
within Allāh's land and do not touch her with
harm, lest there seize you a painful punishment.
remember when He made you successors after the ‘Aad and settled you in the
land, [and] you take for yourselves palaces from its plains and carve from the
mountains, homes. Then remember the favors of Allāh
and do not commit abuse on the earth, spreading corruption."
the eminent ones who were arrogant among his people to those who were oppressed
– to those who believed among them, "Do you [actually] know that êāliú is
sent from his Lord?" They said, "Indeed we, in that with which he was
sent, are believers."
those who were arrogant, "Indeed we, in that which you have believed, are
77. So they
hamstrung the she-camel and were insolent toward the command of their Lord and
said, "O êāliú, bring us what you promise us, if you should be of the
78. So the
earthquake seized them, and they became within their home [corpses] fallen
79. And he
turned away from them and said, "O my people, I had certainly conveyed to
you the message of my Lord and advised you, but you do not like advisors."
80. And [We
had sent] Lot when he said to his people, "Do you commit such immorality
as no one has preceded you with from among the worlds?
you approach men with desire, instead of women. Rather, you are a transgressing
82. But the
answer of his people was only that they said, "Evict them from your city!
Indeed, they are men who keep themselves pure."
83. So We
saved him and his family, except for his wife; she was of those who remained
[with the evildoers].
84. And We
rained upon them a rain [of stones]. Then see how was the end of the criminals.
85. And to
[the people of] Madyan [We sent] their brother Shu‘ayb. He said, "O my
people, worship Allāh; you have no deity other
than Him. There has come to you clear evidence from your Lord. So fulfill the
measure and weight and do not deprive people of their due and cause not
corruption upon the earth after its reformation. That is better for you, if you
should be believers.
86. And do
not sit on every path, threatening and averting from the way of Allāh those who believe in Him, seeking to make it
[seem] deviant. And remember when you were few and He increased you. And see
how was the end of the corrupters.
if there should be a group among you who has believed in that with which I have
been sent and a group that has not believed, then be patient until Allāh judges between us. And He is the best of
the eminent ones who were arrogant among his people, "We will surely evict
you, O Shu‘ayb, and those who have believed with you from our city, or you must
return to our religion." He said, "Even if we were unwilling?"
would have invented against Allāh a lie if we
returned to your religion after Allāh had saved
us from it. And it is not for us to return to it except that Allāh, our Lord, should will. Our Lord has
encompassed all things in knowledge. Upon Allāh
we have relied. Our Lord, decide between us and our people in truth, and You
are the best of those who give decision."
90. Said the
eminent ones who disbelieved among his people, "If you should follow
Shu‘ayb, indeed, you would then be losers."
91. So the
earthquake seized them, and they became within their home [corpses] fallen
who denied Shu‘ayb – it was as though they had never resided there. Those who
denied Shu'ayb – it was they who were the losers.
93. And he
turned away from them and said, "O my people, I had certainly conveyed to
you the messages of my Lord and advised you, so how could I grieve for a disbelieving
94. And We
sent to no city a prophet [who was denied] except that We seized its people
with poverty and hardship that they might humble themselves [to Allāh].
95. Then We
exchanged in place of the bad [condition], good, until they increased [and
prospered] and said, "Our fathers [also] were touched with hardship and
ease." So We seized them suddenly while they did not perceive.
96. And if
only the people of the cities had believed and feared Allāh,
We would have opened upon them blessings from the heaven and the earth; but
they denied [the messengers], so We seized them for what they were
did the people of the cities feel secure from Our punishment coming to them at
night while they were asleep?
98. Or did
the people of the cities feel secure from Our punishment coming to them in the
morning while they were at play?
did they feel secure from the plan of Allāh?
But no one feels secure from the plan of Allāh
except the losing people.
100. Has it not become clear
to those who inherited the earth after its [previous] people that if We willed,
We could afflict them for their sins? But We seal over their hearts so they do
101. Those cities – We
relate to you, [O Muúammad], some of their news. And certainly did their
messengers come to them with clear proofs, but they were not to believe in that
which they had denied before. Thus does Allāh
seal over the hearts of the disbelievers.
We did not find for most of them any covenant; but indeed, We found most of
them defiantly disobedient.
We sent after them Moses with Our signs to Pharaoh and his establishment, but
they were unjust toward them. So see how was the end of the corrupters.
104. And Moses said, “O
Pharaoh, I am a messenger from the Lord of the worlds
105. [Who is] obligated
not to say about Allāh except the truth. I have
come to you with clear evidence from your Lord, so send with me the Children of
106. [Pharaoh] said,
"If you have come with a sign, then bring it forth, if you should be of
107. So Moses threw his
staff, and suddenly it was a serpent, manifest.
108. And he drew out
his hand; thereupon it was white [with radiance] for the observers.
109. Said the eminent
among the people of Pharaoh, "Indeed, this is a learned magician
110. Who wants to expel
you from your land [through magic], so what do you instruct?"
111. They said,
"Postpone [the matter of] him and his brother and send among the cities
112. Who will bring you
every learned magician."
113. And the magicians
came to Pharaoh. They said, "Indeed for us is a reward if we are the
114. He said,
"Yes, and, [moreover], you will be among those made near [to me]."
115. They said, "O
Moses, either you throw [your staff], or we will be the ones to throw
116. He said,
"Throw," and when they threw, they bewitched the eyes of the people
and struck terror into them, and they presented a great [feat of] magic.
117. And We inspired to
Moses, "Throw your staff," and at once it devoured what they were
118. So the truth was
established, and abolished was what they were doing.
119. And Pharaoh and
his people were overcome right there and became debased.
120. And the magicians
fell down in prostration [to Allāh].
121. They said,
"We have believed in the Lord of the worlds,
122. The Lord of Moses
123. Said Pharaoh,
"You believed in him before I gave you permission. Indeed, this is a
conspiracy which you conspired in the city to expel therefrom its people. But
you are going to know.
124. I will surely cut
off your hands and your feet on opposite sides; then I will surely crucify you
125. They said,
"Indeed, to our Lord we will return.
126. And you do not resent
us except because we believed in the signs of our Lord when they came to us.
Our Lord, pour upon us patience and let us die as Muslims [in submission to
127. And the eminent
among the people of Pharaoh said,” Will you leave Moses and his people to cause
corruption in the land and abandon you and your gods?" [Pharaoh] said,
"We will kill their sons and keep their women alive; and indeed, we are
subjugators over them."
128. Said Moses to his
people, "Seek help through Allāh and be
patient. Indeed, the earth belongs to Allāh. He
causes to inherit it whom He wills of His servants. And the [best] outcome is
for the righteous."
129. They said,
"We have been harmed before you came to us and after you have come to
us." He said, "Perhaps your Lord will destroy your enemy and grant
you succession in the land and see how you will do."
130. And We certainly
seized the people of Pharaoh with years of famine and a deficiency in fruits
that perhaps they would be reminded.
131. But when good came
to them, they said, "This is ours [by right]." And if a bad
[condition] struck them, they saw an evil omen in Moses and those with him.
Unquestionably, their fortune is with Allāh,
but most of them do not know.
132. And they said,
"No matter what sign you bring us with which to bewitch us, we will not be
believers in you."
133. So We sent upon
them the flood and locusts and lice and frogs and blood as distinct signs, but
they were arrogant and were a criminal people.
134. And when the
punishment descended upon them, they said, "O Moses, invoke for us your
Lord by what He has promised you. If you [can] remove the punishment from us,
we will surely believe you, and we will send with you the Children of
135. But when We
removed the punishment from them until a term which they were to reach, then at
once they broke their word.
136. So We took
retribution from them, and We drowned them in the sea because they denied Our
signs and were heedless of them.
137. And We caused the
people who had been oppressed to inherit the eastern regions of the land and
the western ones, which We had blessed. And the good word of your Lord was
fulfilled for the Children of Israel because of what they had patiently
endured. And We destroyed [all] that Pharaoh and his people were producing and
what they had been building.
138. And We took the
Children of Israel across the sea; then they came upon a people intent in
devotion to [some] idols of theirs. They said, "O Moses, make for us a god
just as they have gods." He said, "Indeed, you are a people behaving
139. Indeed, those
[worshippers] – destroyed is that in which they are [engaged], and worthless is
whatever they were doing."
140. He said, "Is
it other than Allāh I should desire for you as a
god while He has preferred you over the worlds?"
141. And [recall, O
Children of Israel], when We saved you from the people of Pharaoh, [who were]
afflicting you with the worst torment – killing your sons and keeping your
women alive. And in that was a great trial from your Lord.
142. And We made an
appointment with Moses for thirty nights and perfected them by [the addition
of] ten; so the term of his Lord was completed as forty nights. And Moses said
to his brother Aaron, "Take my place among my people, do right [by them],
and do not follow the way of the corrupters."
143. And when Moses
arrived at Our appointed time and his Lord spoke to him, he said, "My
Lord, show me [Yourself] that I may look at You." [Allāh] said, "You will not see Me, but look at the mountain;
if it should remain in place, then you will see Me." But when his Lord
appeared to the mountain, He rendered it level, and Moses fell unconscious. And
when he awoke, he said, "Exalted are You! I have repented to You, and I am
the first of the believers."
144. [Allāh] said, "O Moses, I have chosen you over
the people with My messages and My words [to you]. So take what I have given
you and be among the grateful."
145. And We wrote for
him on the tablets [something] of all things – instruction and explanation for
all things, [saying], "Take them with determination and order your people
to take the best of it. I will show you the home of the defiantly
146. I will turn away
from My signs those who are arrogant upon the earth without right; and if they
should see every sign, they will not believe in it. And if they see the way of
consciousness, they will not adopt it as a way; but if they see the way of
error, they will adopt it as a way. That is because they have denied Our signs and
they were heedless of them.
147. Those who denied
Our signs and the meeting of the Hereafter – their deeds have become worthless.
Are they recompensed except for what they used to do?
148. And the people of
Moses made, after [his departure], from their ornaments a calf – an image
having a lowing sound. Did they not see that it could neither speak to them nor
guide them to a way? They took it [for worship], and they were wrongdoers.
149. And when regret
overcame them and they saw that they had gone astray, they said, “If our Lord
does not have mercy upon us and forgive us, we will surely be among the
150. And when Moses
returned to his people, angry and grieved, he said, "How wretched is that
by which you have replaced me after [my departure]. Were you impatient over the
matter of your Lord?" And he threw down the tablets and seized his brother
by [the hair of] his head, pulling him toward him. [Aaron] said, "O son of
my mother, indeed the people oppressed me and were about to kill me, so let not
the enemies rejoice over me and do not place me among the wrongdoing
151. [Moses] said,
"My Lord, forgive me and my brother and admit us into Your mercy, for You
are the most merciful of the merciful."
152. Indeed, those who
took the calf [for worship] will obtain anger from their Lord and humiliation
in the life of this world, and thus do We recompense the inventors [of
153. But those who
committed misdeeds and then repented after them and believed – indeed your
Lord, thereafter, is Forgiving and Merciful.
154. And when the anger
subsided in Moses, he took up the tablets; and in their inscription was
guidance and mercy for those who are fearful of their Lord.
155. And Moses chose
from his people seventy men for Our appointment. And when the earthquake seized
them, he said, "My Lord, if You had willed, You could have destroyed them
before and me [as well]. Would You destroy us for what the foolish among us
have done? This is not but Your trial by which You send astray whom You will
and guide whom You will. You are our Protector, so forgive us and have mercy
upon us; and You are the best of forgivers.
156. And decree for us
in this world [that which is] good and [also] in the Hereafter; indeed, we have
turned back to You." [Allāh] said,
"My punishment – I afflict with it whom I will, but My mercy encompasses
all things." So I will decree it [especially] for those who fear Me and
give zakāh and those who believe in Our verses –
157. Those who follow
the Messenger, the unlettered prophet, whom they find written in what they have
of the Torah and the Gospel, who enjoins upon them what is right and forbids
them what is wrong and makes lawful for them the good things and prohibits for
them the evil and relieves them of their burden and the shackles which were
upon them. So they who have believed in him, honored him, supported him and
followed the light which was sent down with him – it is those who will be the
158. Say, [O Muúammad],
"O mankind, indeed I am the Messenger of Allāh
to you all, [from Him] to whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the
earth. There is no deity except Him; He gives life and causes death." So
believe in Allāh and His Messenger, the
unlettered prophet, who believes in Allāh and
His words, and follow him that you may be guided.
159. And among the
people of Moses is a community which guides by truth and by it establishes
160. And We divided
them into twelve descendant tribes [as distinct] nations. And We inspired to
Moses when his people implored him for water, "Strike with your staff the
stone," and there gushed forth from it twelve springs. Every people knew
its watering place. And We shaded them with clouds and sent down upon them
manna and quails, [saying], "Eat from the good things with which We have
provided you." And they wronged Us not, but they were [only] wronging
161. And [mention, O
Muúammad], when it was said to them, "Dwell in this city and eat from it
wherever you will and say, 'Relieve us of our burdens,' and enter the gate
bowing humbly; We will [then] forgive you your sins. We will increase the doers
of good [in goodness and reward]."
162. But those who
wronged among them changed [the words] to a statement other than that which had
been said to them. So We sent upon them a punishment from the sky for the wrong
that they were doing.
163. And ask them about
the town that was by the sea – when they transgressed in [the matter of] the
sabbath – when their fish came to them openly on their sabbath day, and the day
they had no sabbath they did not come to them. Thus did We give them trial
because they were defiantly disobedient.
when a community among them said, "Why do you advise [or warn] a people
whom Allāh is [about] to destroy or to punish
with a severe punishment?" they [the advisors] said, "To be absolved
before your Lord and perhaps they may fear Him."
165. And when they
forgot that by which they had been reminded, We saved those who had forbidden
evil and seized those who wronged, with a wretched punishment, because they
were defiantly disobeying.
166. So when they were
insolent about that which they had been forbidden, We said to them, "Be
167. And [mention] when
your Lord declared that He would surely [continue to] send upon them until the
Day of Resurrection those who would afflict them with the worst torment.
Indeed, your Lord is swift in penalty; but indeed, He is Forgiving and
168. And We divided
them throughout the earth into nations.
Of them some were righteous, and of them some were otherwise. And We
tested them with good [times] and bad that perhaps they would return [to
169. And there followed
them successors who inherited the Scripture [while] taking the commodities of
this lower life and saying, "It will be forgiven for us." And if an
offer like it comes to them, they will [again] take it. Was not the covenant of
the Scripture taken from them that they would not say about Allāh except the truth, and they studied what was in
it? And the home of the Hereafter is better for those who fear Allāh, so will you not use reason?
170. But those who hold
fast to the Book and establish prayer – indeed, We will not allow to be lost
the reward of the reformers.
171. And [mention] when
We raised the mountain above them as if it was a dark cloud and they were
certain that it would fall upon them, [and Allāh
said], "Take what We have given you with determination and remember what
is in it that you might fear Allāh."
172. And [mention] when
your Lord took from the children of Adam – from their loins – their descendants
and made them testify of themselves, [saying to them], "Am I not your
Lord?" They said, "Yes, we have testified." [This] – lest you
should say on the day of Resurrection, "Indeed, we were of this
173. Or [lest] you say,
"It was only that our fathers associated [others in worship] with Allāh before, and we were but descendants after them.
Then would You destroy us for what the falsifiers have done?"
174. And thus do We
[explain in] detail the verses, and perhaps they will return.
175. And recite to
them, [O Muúammad], the news of him to whom we gave [knowledge of] Our signs,
but he detached himself from them; so Satan pursued him, and he became of the
176. And if We had willed,
we could have elevated him thereby, but he adhered [instead] to the earth and
followed his own desire. So his example is like that of the dog: if you chase
him, he pants, or if you leave him, he [still] pants. That is the example of
the people who denied Our signs. So relate the stories that perhaps they will
177. How evil an
example [is that of] the people who denied Our signs and used to wrong
178. Whoever Allāh guides – he is the [rightly] guided; and
whoever He sends astray – it is those who are the losers.
179. And We have
certainly created for Hell many of the jinn and mankind. They have hearts with
which they do not understand, they have eyes with which they do not see, and
they have ears with which they do not hear. Those are like livestock; rather,
they are more astray. It is they who are the heedless.
180. And to Allāh belong the best names, so invoke Him by them.
And leave [the company of] those who practice deviation concerning His names. They
will be recompensed for what they have been doing.
181. And among those We
created is a community which guides by truth and thereby establishes justice.
182. But those who deny
Our signs – We will progressively lead them [to destruction] from where they do
183. And I will give
them time. Indeed, my plan is firm.
184. Then do they not
give thought? There is in their companion [Muúammad] no madness. He is not but
a clear warner.
185. Do they not look into
the realm of the heavens and the earth and everything that Allāh has created and [think] that perhaps their
appointed time has come near? So in what statement hereafter will they believe?
186. Whoever Allāh sends astray – there is no guide for him. And
He leaves them in their transgression, wandering blindly.
187. They ask you, [O
Muúammad], about the Hour: when is its arrival? Say, "Its knowledge is
only with my Lord. None will reveal its time except Him. It lays heavily upon
the heavens and the earth. It will not come upon you except unexpectedly."
They ask you as if you are familiar with it. Say, "Its knowledge is only
with Allāh, but most of the people do not
188. Say, "I hold
not for myself [the power of] benefit or harm, except what Allāh has willed. And if I knew the unseen, I could
have acquired much wealth, and no harm would have touched me. I am not except a
warner and a bringer of good tidings to a people who believe."
189. It is He who
created you from one soul and created from it its mate that he might dwell in
security with her. And when he covers her, she carries a light burden and
continues therein. And when it becomes heavy, they both invoke Allāh, their Lord, "If You should give us a good
[child], we will surely be among the grateful."
190. But when He gives
them a good [child], they ascribe partners to Him concerning that which He has
given them. Exalted is Allāh above what they
associate with Him.
191. Do they associate
with Him those who create nothing and they are [themselves] created?
192. And the false
deities are unable to [give] them help, nor can they help themselves.
193. And if you
[believers] invite them to guidance, they will not follow you. It is all the
same for you whether you invite them or you are silent.
194. Indeed, those you
[polytheists] call upon besides Allāh are
servants like you. So call upon them and let them respond to you, if you should
195. Do they have feet
by which they walk? Or do they have hands by which they strike? Or do they have
eyes by which they see? Or do they have ears by which they hear? Say, [O
Muúammad], "Call your 'partners' and then conspire against me and give me
196. Indeed, my
protector is Allāh, who has sent down the Book;
and He is an ally to the righteous.
197. And those you call
upon besides Him are unable to help you, nor can they help themselves."
198. And if you invite
them to guidance, they do not hear; and you see them looking at you while they
do not see.
199. Take what is given
freely, enjoin what is good, and turn away from the ignorant.
200. And if an evil
suggestion comes to you from Satan, then seek refuge in Allāh. Indeed, He is Hearing and Knowing.
201. Indeed, those who
fear Allāh – when an impulse touches them from
Satan, they remember [Him] and at once they have insight.
202. But their brothers
– the devils increase them in error; then they do not stop short.
203. And when you, [O
Muúammad], do not bring them a sign, they say, "Why have you not contrived
it?" Say, "I only follow what is revealed to me from my Lord. This
[Qur’'an] is enlightenment from your Lord and guidance and mercy for a people
204. So when the Qur’an
is recited, then listen to it and pay attention that you may receive mercy.
205. And remember your
Lord within yourself in humility and in fear without being apparent in speech –
in the mornings and the evenings. And do not be among the heedless.
206. Indeed, those who
are near your Lord are not prevented by arrogance from His worship, and they exalt
Him, and to Him they prostrate.