By: Mohammed Marmaduke Pickthall (Translation)


The Opening
The Cow
The Family of Imran
Women
The Table Spread
Cattle
The Heights
Spoils of War
Repentance
Jonah
Hud
Joseph
The Thunder
Abraham
Al Hijr
The Bee
The Night Journey
The Cave
Mary
Taha
The Prophets
The Pilgrimage
The Believers
Light
The Criterion
The Poets
The Ant
The Story
The Spider
The Romans
Luqman
Prostration
The Clans
Sheba
The_Angels
YaSin
Drawn Up in Ranks
Sad
The Troops
The Believer
HaMim
Consultation
Ornaments of Gold
Ornaments of Gold
Crouching
The Dunes
Muhammad
Victory
The Private Apartments
Qaf
The Winnowing Winds
The Mount
The Star
The Moon
The Beneficient
The Event
Iron
She That Disputeth
Exile
She That Is To Be Examined
The Ranks
The Congregation
The Hypocrites
Mutual Disillusion
Divorce
Prohibition
The Sovereignty
The Pen
The Reality
The Ascending Stairways
Noah
The Jinn
The Enshrouded One
The Cloaked One
Resurrection
Man
The Emissaries
The Tidings
Those Who Drag Forth
He Frowned
The Overthrowing
The Cleaving
Defrauding
The Sundering
The Mansions of the Stars
The Morning Star
The Most High
The Overwhelming
The Dawn
The City
The Sun
The Night
The Morning Hours
Solace
The Fig
The Clot
The Night of Power
The Clear Proof
The Earthquake
The Coursers
The Calamity
Rivalry in Worldly Increase
The Declining Day
The Traducer
The Elephant
Quraysh
Small Kindnesses
Abundance
The Unbelievers
Succour
Palm Fibre
Palm Fibre
The Daybreak
Mankind

Islambasics Library: The Glorious Quran English Translation

023.000 The Believers

 

023.001

Successful indeed are the believers

023.002

Who are humble in their prayers,

023.003

And who shun vain conversation,

023.004

And who are payers of the poor-due;

023.005

And who guard their modesty -

023.006

Save from their wives or the (slaves) that their right hands possess, for then they are not blameworthy,

023.007

But whoso craveth beyond that, such are transgressors -

023.008

And who are shepherds of their pledge and their covenant,

023.009

And who pay heed to their prayers.

023.010

These are the heirs

023.011

Who will inherit paradise. There they will abide.

023.012

Verily We created man from a product of wet earth;

023.013

Then placed him as a drop (of seed) in a safe lodging;

023.014

Then fashioned We the drop a clot, then fashioned We the clot a little lump, then fashioned We the little lump bones, then clothed the bones with flesh, and then produced it as another creation. So blessed be Allah, the Best of creators!

023.015

Then lo! after that ye surely die.

023.016

Then lo! on the Day of Resurrection ye are raised (again).

023.017

And We have created above you seven paths, and We are never unmindful of creation.

023.018

And we send down from the sky water in measure, and We give it lodging in the earth, and lo! We are Able to withdraw it.

023.019

Then We produce for you therewith gardens of date-palms and grapes, wherein is much fruit for you and whereof ye eat;

023.020

And a tree that springeth forth from Mount Sinai that groweth oil and relish for the eaters.

023.021

And lo! in the cattle there is verily a lesson for you. We give you to drink of that which is in their bellies, and many uses have ye in them, and of them do ye eat;

023.022

And on them and on the ship ye are carried.

023.023

And We verily sent Noah unto his folk, and he said: O my people! Serve Allah. Ye have no other God save Him. Will ye not ward off (evil) ?

023.024

But the chieftains of his folk, who disbelieved, said: This is only a mortal like you who would make himself superior to you. Had Allah willed, He surely could have sent down angels. We heard not of this in the case of our fathers of old.

023.025

He is only a man in whom is a madness, so watch him for a while.

023.026

He said: My Lord! Help me because they deny me.

023.027

Then We inspired in him, saying: Make the ship under Our eyes and Our inspiration. Then, when Our command cometh and the oven gusheth water, introduce therein of every (kind) two spouses, and thy household save him thereof against whom the Word hath already gone forth. And plead not with Me on behalf of those who have done wrong. Lo! they will be drowned.

023.028

And when thou art on board the ship, thou and whoso is with thee, then say: Praise be to Allah Who hath saved us from the wrongdoing folk!

023.029

And say: My Lord! Cause me to land at a blessed landing-place, for Thou art Best of all who bring to land.

023.030

Lo! herein verily are portents, for lo! We are ever putting (mankind) to the test.

023.031

Then, after them, We brought forth another generation;

023.032

And we sent among them a messenger of their own, saying: Serve Allah, Ye have no other God save Him. Will ye not ward off (evil) ?

023.033

And the chieftains of his folk, who disbelieved and denied the meeting of the Hereafter, and whom We had made soft in the life of the world, said: This is only a mortal like you, who eateth of that whereof ye eat and drinketh of that ye drink.

023.034

If ye were to obey a mortal like yourselves, then, lo! ye surely would be losers.

023.035

Doth he promise you that you, when ye are dead and have become dust and bones, will (again) be brought forth ?

023.036

Begone, begone, with that which ye are promised!

023.037

There is naught but our life of the world; we die and we live, and we shall not be raised (again).

023.038

He is only a man who hath invented a lie about Allah. We are not going to put faith in him.

023.039

He said: My Lord! Help me because they deny me.

023.040

He said: In a little while they surely will become repentant.

023.041

So the (Awful) Cry overtook them rightfully, and We made them like as wreckage (that a torrent hurleth). A far removal for wrongdoing folk!

023.042

Then after them We brought forth other generations.

023.043

No nation can outstrip its term, nor yet postpone it.

023.044

Then We sent our messengers one after another. Whenever its messenger came unto a nation they denied him; so We caused them to follow one another (to disaster) and We made them bywords. A far removal for folk who believe not!

023.045

Then We sent Moses and his brother Aaron with Our tokens and a clear warrant

023.046

Unto Pharaoh and his chiefs, but they scorned (them) and they were despotic folk.

023.047

And they said: Shall we put faith in two mortals like ourselves, and whose folk are servile unto us ?

023.048

So they denied them, and became of those who were destroyed.

023.049

And We verily gave Moses the Scripture, that haply they might go aright.

023.050

And We made the son of Mary and his mother a portent, and We gave them refuge on a height, a place of flocks and watersprings.

023.051

O ye messengers! Eat of the good things, and do right. Lo! I am Aware of what ye do.

023.052

And lo! this your religion is one religion and I am your Lord, so keep your duty unto Me.

023.053

But they (mankind) have broken their religion among them into sects, each group rejoicing in its tenets.

023.054

So leave them in their error till a time.

023.055

Think they that in the wealth and sons wherewith We provide them

023.056

We hasten unto them with good things ? Nay, but they perceive not.

023.057

Lo! those who go in awe for fear of their Lord.

023.058

And those who believe in the revelations of their Lord,

023.059

And those who ascribe not partners unto their Lord,

023.060

And those who give that which they give with hearts afraid because they are about to return unto their Lord,

023.061

These race for the good things, and they shall win them in the race.

023.062

And we task not any soul beyond its scope, and with Us is a Record which speaketh the truth, and they will not be wronged.

023.063

Nay, but their hearts are in ignorance of this (Qur'an), and they have other works, besides, which they are doing;

023.064

Till when We grasp their luxurious ones with the punishment, behold! they supplicate.

023.065

Supplicate not this day! Assuredly ye will not be helped by Us.

023.066

My revelations were recited unto you, but ye used to turn back on your heels,

023.067

In scorn thereof. Nightly did ye rave together.

023.068

Have they not pondered the Word, or hath that come unto them which came not unto their fathers of old ?

023.069

Or know they not their messenger, and so reject him ?

023.070

Or say they: There is a madness in him ? Nay, but he bringeth them the Truth; and most of them are haters of the Truth.

023.071

And if the Truth had followed their desires, verily the heavens and the earth and whosoever is therein had been corrupted. Nay, We have brought them their Reminder, but from their Reminder they now turn away.

023.072

Or dost thou ask of them (O Muhammad) any tribute ? But the bounty of thy Lord is better, for He is Best of all who make provision.

023.073

And lo! thou summonest them indeed unto a straight path.

023.074

And lo! those who believe not in the Hereafter are indeed astray from the path.

023.075

Though We had mercy on them and relieved them of the harm afflicting them, they still would wander blindly on in their contumacy.

023.076

Already have We grasped them with punishment, but they humble not themselves unto their Lord, nor do they pray,

023.077

Until, when We open for them the gate of extreme punishment, behold! they are aghast thereat.

023.078

He it is Who hath created for you ears and eyes and hearts. Small thanks give ye!

023.079

And He it is Who hath sown you broadcast in the earth, and unto Him ye will be gathered.

023.080

And He it is Who giveth life and causeth death, and His is the difference of night and day. Have ye then no sense ?

023.081

Nay, but they say the like of that which said the men of old;

023.082

They say: When we are dead and have become (mere) dust and bones, shall we then, forsooth, be raised again ?

023.083

We were already promised this, we and our forefathers. Lo! this is naught but fables of the men of old.

023.084

Say: Unto Whom (belongeth) the earth and whosoever is therein, if ye have knowledge ?

023.085

They will say: Unto Allah. Say: Will ye not then remember ?

023.086

Say: Who is Lord of the seven heavens, and Lord of the Tremendous Throne ?

023.087

They will say: Unto Allah (all that belongeth). Say: Will ye not then keep duty (unto Him) ?

023.088

Say: In Whose hand is the dominion over all things and He protecteth, while against Him there is no protection, if ye have knowledge ?

023.089

They will say: Unto Allah (all that belongeth). Say: How then are ye bewitched ?

023.090

Nay, but We have brought them the Truth, and lo! they are liars.

023.091

Allah hath not chosen any son, nor is there any god along with Him; else would each god have assuredly championed that which he created, and some of them would assuredly have overcome others. Glorified be Allah above all that they allege.

023.092

Knower of the Invisible and the Visible! and Exalted be He over all that they ascribe as partners (unto Him)!

023.093

Say: My Lord! If Thou shouldst show me that which they are promised.

023.094

My Lord! then set me not among the wrongdoing folk.

023.095

And verily We are Able to show thee that which We have promised them.

023.096

Repel evil with that which is better. We are Best Aware of that which they allege.

023.097

And say: My Lord! I seek refuge in Thee from suggestions of the evil ones,

023.098

And I seek refuge in Thee, my Lord, lest they be present with me,

023.099

Until, when death cometh unto one of them, he saith: My Lord! Send me back,

023.100

That I may do right in that which I have left behind! But nay! It is but a word that he speaketh; and behind them is a barrier until the day when they are raised.

023.101

And when the trumpet is blown there will be no kinship among them that day, nor will they ask of one another.

023.102

Then those whose scales are heavy, they are the successful.

023.103

And those whose scales are light are those who lose their souls, in hell abiding.

023.104

The fire burneth their faces, and they are glum therein.

023.105

(It will be said): Were not My revelations recited unto you, and then ye used to deny them ?

023.106

They will say: Our Lord! Our evil fortune conquered us, and we were erring folk.

023.107

Our Lord! Oh, bring us forth from hence! If we return (to evil) then indeed we shall be wrong-doers.

023.108

He saith: Begone therein, and speak not unto Me.

023.109

Lo! there was a party of My slaves who said: Our Lord! We believe, therefor forgive us and have mercy on us for Thou art Best of all who show mercy;

023.110

But ye chose them for a laughing-stock until they caused you to forget remembrance of Me, while ye laughed at them.

023.111

Lo! I have rewarded them this day forasmuch as they were steadfast in that they, even they, are the triumphant.

023.112

He will say: How long tarried ye in the earth, counting by years ?

023.113

They will say: We tarried by a day or part of a day. Ask of those who keep count!

023.114

He will say: Ye tarried but a little if ye only knew.

023.115

Deemed ye then that We had created you for naught, and that ye would not be returned unto Us ?

023.116

Now Allah be Exalted, the True King! There is no God save Him, the Lord of the Throne of Grace.

023.117

He who crieth unto any other god along with Allah hath no proof thereof. His reckoning is only with his Lord. Lo! disbelievers will not be successful.

023.118

And (O Muhammad) say: My Lord! Forgive and have mercy, for Thou art Best of all who show mercy.


 


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