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English translation of holy Quran - full Quran from surah 1 to 114

English translation of holy Quran by Allah.com

English translation of holy Quran - full Quran from surah 1 to 114

This version of holy Quran has English translation in plain text format by Allah.com. The translation is in single color and each verse on its own paragraph is followed by verse number in brackets.

1. The Opener - Al-Fatihah

  1. In the Name of Allah the Merciful, the Most Beneficent.
  2. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds,
  3. the Merciful, the MostMerciful,
  4. Owner of the Day of Recompense.
  5. You (alone) we worship; andYou (alone) we rely for help.
  6. Guide us to the Straight Path,
  7. the Pathof those upon whom You have favored, not those upon whom is the anger, northe astray. (Amen - please answer)

2. The Cow - Al Baqarah

In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

  1. AlifLaamMeem.
  2. That is the (Holy) Book, where there is no doubt. Itis a guidance for the cautious (of evil and Hell).
  3. Who believe in theunseen and establish the (daily) prayer; who spend out of what We haveprovided them.
  4. Who believe in that which has been sent down to you(Prophet Muhammad) and what has been sent down before you (to ProphetsJesus and Moses) and firmly believe in the Everlasting Life.
  5. These areguided by their Lord; these surely are the prosperous.
  6. Those whodisbelieve, whether you forewarn them or not, they will not believe.
  7. Allah has set a seal upon their hearts and ears; their sight is dimmed andfor them is a great punishment.
  8. There are some people who say: 'Webelieve in Allah and the Last Day,' yet they are not believers.
  9. Theyseek to deceive Allah and those who believe, but they deceive none exceptthemselves, though they do not sense it.
  10. There is a sickness in theirhearts which Allah has increased. For them there is a painful punishmentbecause they lie.
  11. When it is said to them, 'Do not corrupt in theland,' they reply, 'We are only reformers.'
  12. But it is they who are theevildoers, though they do not sense it.
  13. When it is said to them:'Believe as (other) people believe,' they reply, 'Are we to believe asfools believe?' It is they who are the fools, if only they knew!
  14. Whenthey meet those who believe, they say, 'We, too believe.' But when theyare alone with their devils, they say to them: 'We follow none but you, wewere only mocking
  15. Allah will mock at them and prolong them in sin,blundering blindly.
  16. Such are those who barter away guidance for error,their trade did not profit (them), nor are they guided.
  17. Their exampleis like one who kindled a fire, and when it lit all around him, Allah tookaway their light and left them in darkness. They could not see.
  18. Deaf,dumb, and blind, they shall never return.
  19. Or, like (those who, under) acloudburst from the sky with darkness, thunder and lightning, they thrusttheir fingers in their ears at the sound of every thunder-clap for fear ofdeath, and Allah encompasses the unbelievers.
  20. The lightning almostsnatches away their sight, whenever it flashes upon them they walk on, butas soon as it darkens they stand still. Indeed, if Allah willed, He couldtake away their sight and hearing. Allah has power over all things.
  21. Opeople, worship your Lord who has created you and those who have gonebefore you, so that you will be cautious.
  22. Who has made the earth a bedfor you and the sky a dome, and has sent down water from the sky to bringforth fruits for your provision. Do not knowingly set up rivals to Allah.
  23. If you are in doubt of what We have sent down to Our worshiper (ProphetMuhammad), produce a chapter comparable to it. Call upon your helpers,other than Allah, to assist you, if you are true.
  24. But if you fail, asyou are sure to fail, then guard yourselves against the Fire whose fuel ispeople and stones, prepared for the unbelievers.
  25. Bear glad tidings tothose who believe and do good works. They shall live in Gardens underneathwhich rivers flow. Whenever they are given fruit as provision they willsay: 'This is what we were given before,' for they shall be given inresemblance. Therein they shall have pure spouses, and shall live therefor ever.
  26. Allah is not shy to strike a parable whatsoever - a gnat orlarger. Those who believe know that it is the truth from their Lord. Asfor those who disbelieve they ask: 'What could Allah mean by this parable?By it, Allah misleads many and guides many.' But He misleads none exceptthe evildoers,
  27. who break the covenant of Allah after accepting it andsever what Allah has bidden to be joined and corrupt in the land. Theseare the losers.
  28. How can you disbelieve Allah? Did He not give you lifewhen you were dead, and He will cause you to die and then restore you tolife. Then you will return to Him.
  29. He created for you all that is inthe earth, then, He willed to the heaven, and leveled them seven heavens.He has knowledge of all things.
  30. When your Lord said to the angels: 'Iam placing on the earth a caliph,' they replied: 'Will You put there whocorrupts and sheds blood, when we exalt Your praises and sanctify You?' Hesaid: 'I know what you do not know.'
  31. He taught Adam (father of humans)the names - all of them - and then presented them to the angels, saying:'Tell Me the names of these, if you are truthful.'
  32. 'Exaltations toYou,' they replied, 'we have no knowledge except that which You havetaught us. You are indeed the Knowing, the Wise.'
  33. Then He said to Adam:'Tell them their names.' And when Adam had named them, He said: 'Did I nottell you that I know the unseen of the heavens and earth, and all that youreveal and all that you hide!'
  34. And when We said to the angels:'Prostrate (to Me) yourselves towards Adam,' they all prostratedthemselves except iblis (satan, father of the jinn), who, in his priderefused and became an unbeliever.
  35. To Adam We said: 'Dwell with yourwife in Paradise and both eat of it as much as you wish and wherever youwill. But neither of you should come close to this tree or else you shallboth become transgressors.'
  36. But satan made them slip therefrom andcaused them to depart from that in which they had been. 'Go down,' Wesaid, 'be enemies to each other. The earth will provide your dwellingplace an enjoyment for a while.'
  37. Then Adam received Words from hisLord, and his Lord relented towards him. He is the Receiver of Repentance,the Merciful.
  38. 'Go down, all together,' We said, 'so if a guidance shallcome to you from Me, whosoever follows My guidance no fear shall be onthem, neither shall they be saddened.
  39. But those who disbelieve andbelie Our verses shall be the companions of the Fire, and there they shalllive for ever.'
  40. 'Children of Israel, remember My favor I have bestowedupon you. Fulfill My covenant, and I will fulfill your covenant with you.Me, you must fear.
  41. And believe in what I have sent down confirming whatis with you, and do not be the first to disbelieve it. Do not sell Myverses for a little price and fear Me.
  42. Do not confound truth withfalsehood, nor knowingly hide the truth while you know.
  43. Establish yourprayers, pay the obligatory charity, and bow with those who bow.
  44. Wouldyou order righteousness on others and forget it yourselves? Yet you recitethe Book, have you no sense?
  45. And seek help in patience and prayer. Forit is heavy, except to the humble,
  46. who reckon that they will meet theirLord and that to Him they will return.
  47. Children of Israel, remember thefavors I have bestowed on you, and that I have preferred (the prophetsamong) you above the worlds.
  48. Guard yourselves against the Day when nosoul can avail a thing to another, when neither intercession nor ransomshall be accepted from it, nor will they be helped.
  49. (Remember) how Wesaved you from Pharaoh's people who had oppressed you cruelly, slayingyour sons and sparing your women. Surely, that was a great trial from yourLord.
  50. We parted the sea for you, and, taking you to safety, drowned thefamily of Pharaoh before your eyes.
  51. We appointed for Moses fortynights, but in his absence you took the calf, thereby committing harm.
  52. Yet after that We pardoned you, so that you might give thanks.
  53. And whenWe gave Moses the Book and the Criterion, so that you might be guided;
  54. and when Moses said to his nation: 'My nation, you have harmed yourselvesby taking the calf (to worship). So turn in repentance to your Creator andslay yourselves. That will be best for you with your Creator.' And Heshall accept you. He is the Receiver of Repentance, the Merciful.
  55. Andwhen you said to Moses: 'We will not believe in you until we see Allahopenly,' a thunderbolt struck you whilst you were looking.
  56. Then Weraised you from your death, so that you might give thanks.
  57. We causedthe clouds to cast their shadow over you and sent down for you manna andquails, (saying:) 'Eat of the good things We have provided you.' Indeed,they did not harm Us, but they harmed themselves.
  58. 'Enter this village,'We said, 'and eat wherever you will and as much as you wish. Make your wayprostrating through the gates, saying: "Unburdening." We shall forgive youyour sins and We will increase the good-doers.'
  59. But the harmdoerstampered with Our Words, different from that said to them, and We letloose on the harmdoers a scourge from heaven as a punishment for theirdebauchery.
  60. (Remember) when Moses prayed for water for his nation, Wesaid to him: 'Strike the Rock with your staff.' Thereupon twelve springsgushed from it, and each tribe knew their drinking place. 'Eat and drinkof that which Allah has provided and do not act evilly in the land,corrupting.'
  61. 'Moses,' you said, 'we will no longer be patient with onetype of food. Call on your Lord to bring forth for us some of the produceof the earth, green herbs and cucumbers, corn, lentils and onions.''What!' he answered, 'Would you exchange that which is lesser for what isbetter? Go down into Egypt, there you shall find all that you have asked.'Humiliation and abasement were pitched upon them, and they incurred theAnger of Allah; because they disbelieved His signs and slew His Prophetsunjustly; because they disobeyed and were transgressors.
  62. Those whobelieve, Jews, Nazarenes and Sabaeans - whoever believes in Allah and theLast Day and does good deeds - shall be rewarded by their Lord; they havenothing to fear nor are they saddened.
  63. And when We made a covenant withyou and raised the Mount above you, (saying) 'Take what We have given youforcefully and remember what is in it, so that you will be cautious,'
  64. yet after that you turned away, but for the Grace of Allah and His Mercyyou would have surely been among the losers.
  65. You have surely known ofthose amongst you who transgressed the Sabbath. We said to them: 'Be apes,despised!'
  66. We made it a punishment for the former times and for thelatter, an exhortation to the cautious.
  67. When Moses said to his nation:'Allah commands you to slaughter a cow,' they replied: 'Are you taking usin mockery?' 'I seek protection with Allah lest I should be one of theignorant' he said.
  68. 'Call on your Lord,' they said, 'to make known to uswhat she shall be.' He said: "He says she is a cow neither old, norvirgin, middling between both." Therefore, do as you have been ordered.'
  69. 'Call on your Lord,' they said, 'to make known to us what her colorshall be.' 'Your Lord says: "The cow is yellow, a rich yellow pleasing tothe onlookers."'
  70. 'Call on your Lord,' they said, 'to make known to uswhich cow she shall be; to us cows look alike. If Allah wills, we shall beguided.'
  71. He replied: 'He says: "She is a cow, neither worn out plowingthe earth nor watering the field, one kept secure free from any blemish."''Now you have brought us the truth,' they answered. And they slaughteredher, after they had been reluctant to do so.
  72. And when you slew a souland then fell out with one another concerning it, Allah made known whatyou concealed.
  73. We said: 'Strike him with a piece of it.' Like this,Allah restores the dead to life and shows you His signs in order that youwill understand.
  74. Yet after that your hearts became as hard as rock oreven harder. Indeed among the stones are those from which rivers burst.And others split so that water issues from them; and others crash downthrough fear of Allah. Allah is not inattentive of what you do.
  75. Do youthen hope that they will believe in you, when some of them have alreadyheard the Word of Allah and knowingly tampered with it, after theyunderstood it!
  76. When they meet those who believe, they say: 'We arebelievers.' But when alone, they say to their other (chiefs). 'Do you tellto them what Allah has revealed to you so that they will dispute with youconcerning it with your Lord? Have you no sense?'
  77. Do they not know thatAllah has knowledge of all they hide and all that they reveal!
  78. And someof them are common (people) and do not know the Book, but only wishfulthoughts, and they are only doubters.
  79. Woe to those who write the Bookwith their own hands and then say: 'This is from Allah,' in order to gaina small price for it. So woe to them for what their hands have written,and woe to them for their earnings.
  80. They say: 'The Fire will nevertouch us except for a number of days.' Say: 'Did Allah make you such apromise - for Allah never breaks His promise - or do you say about Allahwhat you do not know?'
  81. Indeed, he who earns evil and becomes engrossedin his sin, they are the people of the Fire; in it they shall remain forever.
  82. But those who believe and do good works are the people ofParadise; for ever they shall live in it.
  83. (Remember) when We made acovenant with the Children of Israel, you shall worship none except Allah.Show kindness to your parents, to kinsmen, to the orphans, and to theneedy, and speak of goodness to people. Establish your prayers and pay theobligatory charity. But, except for a few, you all turned your backs andgave no heed.
  84. And when We made a covenant with you, that you shall notshed your blood or turn yourselves out of your dwellings, to this youconsented and bore witness.
  85. Yet there you are, slaying your own-selves,and turning a number of them out of their dwellings, and helping eachother against them with sin and aggression. Although, should they come toyou as captives, you would ransom them. Surely, their expulsion wasunlawful. Do you then believe in a part of the Book and disbelieveanother! What shall be the recompense of those of you who do that, butdegradation in the worldly life, and on the Day of Resurrection to bereturned to the most terrible punishment. Allah is not inattentive of whatyou do.
  86. Such are they who buy the worldly life at the price of theEverlasting Life. Their punishment shall not be lightened, nor shall theybe helped.
  87. To Moses We gave the Book and after him We sent otherMessengers. We gave (Prophet) Jesus, the son of Mary, veritable signs, andsupported him with the Spirit of Purity (Gabriel). Will you then becomeproud whenever any Messenger comes to you with that which does not suityour fancies, and you belied some (Prophet Jesus) and killed others!
  88. They say: 'Our hearts are covered.' But Allah has cursed them for theirdisbelief. Little is that they believe.
  89. And when a Book came to themfrom Allah confirming what was with them, while before that they used topray for victory over the unbelievers - when there came to them what theyknew, they disbelieved him. Therefore, the curse of Allah be upon theunbelievers!
  90. Evil is that for which they have bartered away theirsouls, that they disbelieve what Allah has sent down, grudging that Allahshould send down from His bounty to whom He chooses from His worshipers!They have incurred wrath over wrath. For the unbelievers there is ahumiliating punishment.
  91. When it is said to them: 'Believe in what Allahhas sent down,' they reply: 'We believe in what was sent down to us.' Butthey disbelieve in what is sent after it, although it is the truth,confirming their own Book. Say: 'Why, before did you kill the Prophets ofAllah, if you are believers?'
  92. Moses came to you with clear signs, thenyou took to yourselves the calf after him and you were harm-doers.'
  93. When We made a covenant with you and raised the Mount above you (saying):'Take what We have given you forcefully and hear,' they replied: 'We hear,but disobey.' For their disbelief, they were made to drink the calf intotheir very hearts. Say: 'Evil is your belief that orders you to (worshipthe calf), if you are indeed believers.'
  94. Say: 'If the abode of theEverlasting Life is with Allah for you especially, to the exclusion of allother people, then long for death if you are truthful.'
  95. But they willnever long for it (death), because of what their hands forwarded; andAllah knows the harmdoers.
  96. Indeed, you will find them more eager thanother people for this life. And (more than) those who disbelieve. Each oneof them wishes to live a thousand years. But his prolonged life willsurely not remove him from the punishment. Allah is the Seer of what theydo.
  97. Say: 'Whoever is an enemy of Gabriel, indeed, he has brought itdown by the permission of Allah to your heart, confirming what was beforeit and a guidance and glad tidings to the believers.
  98. Whoever is anenemy of Allah, His Angels, His Messengers, Gabriel, and Michael - indeedAllah is the enemy of the unbelievers.'
  99. We have sent down to you clearverses, none will disbelieve them except the evildoers.
  100. Why, wheneverthey make a promise do some of them cast it aside! Most of them do notbelieve.
  101. And now that a Messenger has come to them from Allahconfirming what was with them, some of those to whom the Book was givenreject the Book of Allah behind their backs, as though they knew nothing
  102. and follow what the devils recited over the Kingdom of Solomon.Solomon did not disbelieve, it is the devils who disbelieved, teachingpeople magic and that which was sent down upon the angels Harut and Marutin Babylon. They did not teach anyone, until both had said: 'We have beensent as a trial; do not disbelieve.' From them they learned how they mightseparate a husband and his wife. However, they did not harm anyone withit, except by the permission of Allah. Indeed, they learned what harmsthem and does not profit them, yet they knew that anyone who buys it wouldhave no share in the Everlasting Life. Evil is that for which they havesold their souls, if they but knew!
  103. Had they believed and werecautious, far better for them would be the reward from Allah, if they butknew.
  104. 'Believers, do not say 'Observe us (Ra'ina, in Hebrew meansevil)', but instead say: "Look after us (Undhurna), and listen' for theunbelievers is a painful punishment.
  105. The unbelievers among the Peopleof the Book (Jews and Nazarenes) and the idolaters resent that any goodshould have been sent down to you from your Lord. But Allah chooses whomHe will for His Mercy. And Allah is of great bounty.
  106. If We supersedeany verse or cause it to be forgotten, We bring a better one or onesimilar. Do you not know that Allah has power over all things!
  107. Do younot know that it is to Allah that the Kingdom of the heavens and the earthbelong, and that there is none, other than Him, to protect or help you!
  108. Would you rather demand of your Messenger that which was once demandedof Moses! He who exchanges belief for disbelief has surely strayed fromthe Right Path.
  109. Many of the People of the Book wish they might turnyou back as unbelievers after you have believed, in envy of their souls,after the truth has been clarified to them. So pardon and forgive untilAllah brings His command. Allah is Powerful over everything.
  110. Establishyour prayers and pay the obligatory charity. Whatever good you shallforward for your soul you shall find it with Allah. He is the Seer of whatyou do.
  111. They say: 'None but Jews and Nazarenes shall be admitted toParadise.' Such are their wishful fancies. Say: 'Bring us your proof, ifwhat you say is true.'
  112. Indeed, whoever submits his face to Allah anddoes good works shall be rewarded by his Lord; there they shall havenothing to fear nor shall they be saddened.
  113. The Jews say the Nazarenesare not on anything, and the Nazarenes say it is the Jews who are not onanything. Yet they both read the Book. And those who do not know say liketheir saying. Allah will judge between them their disputes on the Day ofResurrection.
  114. Who does greater harm than he who prevents His Name tobe remembered in the Mosques of Allah and strives to destroy them? Those,they will not enter them except in fear. And for them shame in this worldand a great punishment in the next.
  115. To Allah belong the east and thewest. Whichever way you turn, there is the Face of Allah. He is theEmbracer, the Knower.
  116. They say: 'Allah has taken (to Himself) a son.'Exaltations to Him (Allah). For Him is what is in the heavens and theearth, all are obedient to Him.
  117. Creator of the heavens and the earth!When He decrees a thing, He only says: 'Be,' and it is.
  118. And those whodo not know say: 'Why does not Allah speak to us or a sign come to us?'Likewise, those who were before them said similar to their saying. Theirhearts are alike. Indeed, We have clarified the signs to a nation who arecertain.
  119. We have sent you (Prophet Muhammad) forth with the truth, agiver of glad tidings and a giver of warning. You shall not be questionedabout the companions of Hell.
  120. You will please neither the Jews nor theNazarenes unless you follow their creed. Say: 'The guidance of Allah isthe guidance.' And if after all the knowledge you have been given youyield to their desires, you shall not have, other than Allah, either aguide or a helper.
  121. Those to whom We have given the Book, and whorecite it as it ought to be read, truly believe in it; those whodisbelieve it shall be the losers.
  122. Children of Israel, remember Myfavor which I bestowed upon you and that I preferred (the prophets among)you above the worlds.
  123. And fear a Day when no soul for another willcompensate a thing, and no equivalent will be accepted from it, neitherintercession will benefit it, nor shall they be helped.
  124. And whenAbraham was tested by His Lord with certain words and he fulfilled them,He said: 'I have appointed you as a leader for the nation.' (Abraham)asked: 'And of my descendants?' 'My covenant,' said He, 'the harmdoersshall not receive it.'
  125. And when We made the House (Ka'bah) avisitation and a sanctuary for the people (saying:) 'Make the place whereAbraham stood a place of prayer.' And We made a covenant with Abraham andIshmael: 'Purify My House for those who circumambulate around it, andthose who cleave to it, to those who bow and prostrate.'
  126. And whenAbraham said: 'My Lord, make this country safe and provide its inhabitants- whosoever of them believes in Allah and the Last Day - with fruits.' Hesaid: 'And whosoever disbelieves, to him I shall give enjoyment for awhile. Then I shall compel him to the punishment of the Fire, how evil anarrival.'
  127. And when Abraham and Ishmael raised the foundations of theHouse (supplicating): 'O our Lord, accept this from us, You are theHearer, the Knower.
  128. Our Lord, make us both submissive to You, and ofour descendants a submissive nation to You. Show us our rites and acceptus; You are the Receiver of Repentance, the Merciful.
  129. Our Lord, sendamong them a Messenger from them who shall recite to them Your verses andteach them the Book and wisdom, and purify them; You are the Mighty, theWise.'
  130. And who has no desire for the religion of Abraham, except hewho fooled himself? We chose him in this world, and in the Everlastingworld, he shall be among the righteous.
  131. When his Lord said to him:'Submit,' he answered: 'I have submitted to the Lord of the Worlds.'
  132. Abraham charged his children with this, and so did Jacob, saying: 'Mysons, Allah has chosen for you the religion. Do not die except beingsubmissive (Muslims).'
  133. Or, were you witnesses when death came toJacob! He said to his children: 'What will you worship after me?' Theyreplied: 'We will worship your God and the God of your forefathers,Abraham, Ishmael, and Isaac, the One God. To Him, we are submissive.'
  134. That was a nation that has passed away. Theirs is what they earned, andyours what you have earned. You shall not be questioned about what theydid.
  135. They say: 'Be Jews or Nazarenes and you shall be guided.' Say:'No, rather the Creed of Abraham, the upright one. He was not among theidolaters.'
  136. Say: 'We believe in Allah and that which is sent down tous, and in what was sent down to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and thetribes; to Moses and Jesus and the Prophets from their Lord. We do notdifferentiate between any of them, and to Him we are submissive(Muslims).'
  137. If they believe as you have believed they shall be guided;if they reject it, they shall surely be in clear dissension. Allah willsuffice you. He is the Hearer, the Knower.
  138. The (indelible) marking ofAllah. And who marks better than Allah! And for Him we are worshipers.
  139. Say: 'Would you dispute with us about Allah, who is our Lord and yourLord? Our deeds belong to us and your deeds belong to you. We are sincereto Him.'
  140. Or do you say that Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and thetribes, were Jews or Nazarenes! Say: 'Who knows better, you or Allah? Whois more unjust than he who hides a testimony received from Allah? AndAllah is not inattentive of what you do.'
  141. That nation has passed away.Theirs is what they earned and yours what you have earned. You shall notbe questioned about what they did.
  142. The fools among the people willsay: 'What has made them turn away from the direction they were facing?'Say: 'The east and the west belong to Allah. He guides whom He will to theStraight Path.'
  143. And so We have made you a median nation, in order thatyou will be a witness above the people, and that the Messenger be awitness above you. We did not change the direction that you were facingexcept that We might know who followed the Messenger from him who turnedon both his heels. Though it was a hardship except for those whom Allahhas guided. But Allah would never waste your faith. Indeed, Allah isGentle with people, the Most Merciful.
  144. We have seen you turning yourface towards the heaven, We shall surely turn you to a direction thatshall satisfy you. So turn your face towards the Sacred Mosque (built byAbraham); wherever you are, turn your faces to it.' Those to whom the Bookwas given know this to be the truth from their Lord. Allah is notinattentive of what they do.
  145. But even if you brought those to whom theBook had been given every proof, they would not accept your direction, norwould you accept theirs; nor would any of them accept the direction of theother. If after all the knowledge you have been given you yield to theirdesires, then you will surely be among the harmdoers.
  146. Those to whom Wegave the Book know him (Prophet Muhammad) as they know their own sons. Buta party of them conceal the truth while they know.
  147. The truth comesfrom your Lord so do not be among the doubters.
  148. And for everyone is adirection for which he turns. So race in goodness. And wherever you are,Allah will bring you all together. He has power over all things.
  149. Fromwherever you emerge, turn your face towards the Sacred Mosque. This issurely the truth from your Lord. Allah is never inattentive of what youdo.
  150. From wherever you emerge, turn your face towards the SacredMosque, and wherever you are, face towards it, so that the people willhave no argument against you, except the harmdoers among them. Do not fearthem, fear Me, so that I will perfect My Favor to you and that you will beguided.
  151. As We have sent among you a Messenger (Prophet Muhammad) fromyourselves, to recite to you Our verses and to purify you, who will teachyou the Book and Wisdom, and teach you that of which you have noknowledge.
  152. So remember Me, I will remember you. Give thanks to Me anddo not be ungrateful towards Me.
  153. Believers, seek assistance inpatience and prayer, Allah is with those who are patient.
  154. Do not saythat those killed in the Way of Allah are dead, they are alive, althoughyou are unaware.
  155. We shall test you with something of fear and hunger,and decrease of goods, life and fruits. Give glad tidings to the patient,
  156. who, in adversity say: 'We belong to Allah and to Him we shallreturn.'
  157. On those will be prayers and mercy from their Lord, those areguided.
  158. Safah and Marwah are the waymarks of Allah. Whoever performsthe pilgrimage to the House or the visit, there shall be no guilt on himto circumambulate between both of them. And whoever volunteers good, Allahis Thankful, the Knower.
  159. Those who hide the clear verses and theguidance We have sent down after We have clarified them in the Book forthe people shall be cursed by Allah and cursed by the cursers,
  160. exceptthose who repent, and mend (their deeds) and clarify. Those I shall acceptthem. I am the Receiver of repentance, the Most Merciful.
  161. But thosewho disbelieve, and die disbelieving shall incur the curse of Allah, theangels, and all people.
  162. They are there (in the Fire) for eternityneither shall the punishment be lightened for them; nor shall they begiven respite.
  163. Your God is One God. There is no god except He. He isthe Merciful, the Most Merciful.
  164. In the creation of the heavens andthe earth; in the alternation of night and day; in the ships that sailupon the sea with what is beneficial to the people; in the water whichAllah sends down from the sky and with which He revives the earth afterits death, and He spread in it from each moving (creation); in themovement of the winds, and in the clouds that are compelled between heavenand earth - surely, these are signs for people who understand.
  165. Andamong the people are those who take to themselves rivals, other thanAllah, loving them as Allah is loved. But those who believe are moreloving to Allah. When the harmdoers see - when they see the punishment -because the power altogether belongs to Allah, and that Allah is firm inpunishment,
  166. when those who were followed disown those who followed,and they see the punishment and relationships are broken off,
  167. thosewho followed them will say: 'If only that we might return once, and disownthem as they have disowned us.' As such Allah will show them their ownworks to be regrets for them, and they shall never emerge from the Fire.
  168. People, eat of what is lawful and good on the earth and do not walk insatan's footsteps, because he is for you a clear enemy,
  169. he orders youto commit evil and indecency and to assert about Allah what you do notknow.
  170. When it is said to them: 'Follow what Allah has sent down,' theyreply: 'We will follow that which we found our fathers upon,' even thoughtheir fathers did not understand anything and they were not guided.
  171. The likeness of those who disbelieve is as the likeness of he who calls tothat which does not hear, except a shout and a voice. Deaf, dumb, andblind, they do not understand.
  172. Believers, eat of the good with whichWe have provided you and give thanks to Allah, if you really worship Him.
  173. He has forbidden you the dead, blood, and the flesh of swine, alsothat which is invoked to other than Allah. But whoever is constrained (toeat) any of these, not intending to sin or transgress, incurs no guilt.Allah is Forgiving and the Most Merciful.
  174. Those who conceal what Allahhas sent down of the Book and sell it for a small price shall swallownothing but fire into their bellies. On the Day of Resurrection, Allahwill neither speak to them nor purify them. Theirs shall be a painfulpunishment.
  175. Such are those who buy error for guidance, and punishmentfor pardon. How patiently they will be in the Fire.
  176. That is becauseAllah has sent down the Book with the truth; those who disagree about itare in extreme dissension.
  177. Righteousness is not whether you facetowards the east or the west. But righteousness is to believe in Allah andthe Last Day, in the angels and the Book, and the Prophets, and to givewealth however cherished, to kinsmen, to the orphans, to the needy, to thedestitute traveler, and to the beggars, and to ransom the slave; whoestablish their prayers and pay the obligatory charity; who are true totheir promise when they have promised. Who are patient in misfortune andhardship and during the time of courage. Such are the truthful; such arethe cautious.
  178. Believers, retaliation is decreed for you concerning thekilled. A free (man) for a free (man), a slave for a slave, and a femalefor a female. He who is pardoned by his brother, let the ensuing be withkindness, and let the payment be with generosity. This is an alleviationfrom your Lord and mercy. He who transgresses thereafter shall have apainful punishment.
  179. O owners of minds, for you in retaliation is life,in order that you be cautious.
  180. Written for any of you when deatharrives, if he leaves behind goods, is the will for his parents andrelatives with kindness. This is a duty incumbent on the cautious.
  181. Then, if anyone changes it after hearing it, the sin shall rest upon thosewho change it. Allah is Hearing and Knowing.
  182. He who fears injustice orsin on the part of a testator and brings about a settlement among theparties incurs no guilt. Allah is the Forgiver and the Most Merciful.
  183. Believers, fasting is decreed for you as it was decreed for those beforeyou; perchance you will be cautious.
  184. (Fast) a certain number of days,but if any one of you is ill or on a journey let him (fast) a similarnumber of days later on; and for those who are unable (to fast), there isa ransom - the feeding of a needy person. Whosoever volunteers good, it isgood for him; but to fast is better for you, if you but knew.
  185. Themonth of Ramadan is the month in which the Koran was sent down, a guidancefor people, and clear verses of guidance and the criterion. Therefore,whoever of you witnesses the month, let him fast. But he who is ill, or ona journey shall (fast) a similar number (of days) later on. Allah wantsease for you and does not want hardship for you. And that you fulfill thenumber of days and exalt Allah who has guided you in order that you bethankful.
  186. When My worshipers ask you about Me, I am near. I answer thesupplication of the suppliant when he calls to Me; therefore, let themrespond to Me and let them believe in Me, in order that they will berighteous.
  187. Permitted to you, on the night of the Fast, is the approachto your wives; they are raiments for you, as you are raiments for them.Allah knows that you have been deceiving yourselves. He has accepted andpardoned you. Therefore, you may now touch them and seek what Allah hasordained for you. Eat and drink until the white thread becomes clear toyou from a black thread at the dawn. Then resume the fast till nightfalland do not touch them while you cleave to the mosques. These are theBounds of Allah, do not come near them. As such He makes known His versesto people so that they will be cautious.
  188. Do not consume your wealthbetween you in falsehood; neither propose it to judges, in order that yousinfully consume a portion of the people's wealth, while you know.
  189. They question you about the crescents. Say: 'They are times fixed forpeople and for the pilgrimage.' Righteousness does not consist in enteringdwellings from the back. But righteousness is he who wards-off (sin).Enter dwellings by their doors and fear Allah, so that you will prosper.
  190. Fight in the way of Allah those who fight against you, but do notaggress. Allah does not love the aggressors.
  191. Kill them wherever youfind them. Drive them out of the places from which they drove you.Dissension is greater than killing. But do not fight them by the HolyMosque unless they attack you there; if they fight you, kill them. Likethis is the recompense of the unbelievers,
  192. but if they desist, knowthat Allah is the Forgiver and the Most Merciful.
  193. Fight against themuntil there is no dissension, and the religion is for Allah. But if theydesist, there shall be no aggression except against the harmdoers.
  194. Thesacred month for the sacred month, prohibitions are (subject to)retaliation. If any one aggresses against you, so aggress against him withthe likeness of that which he has aggressed against you. Fear Allah, andknow that Allah is with the cautious.
  195. Spend in the way of Allah and donot cast into destruction with your own hands. Be good-doers; Allah lovesthe good-doers.
  196. Fulfill the pilgrimage and make the visitation forAllah. If you are prevented, then whatever offering that may be easy. Anddo not shave your heads until the offerings have reached theirdestination. But if any of you is ill or suffers from an ailment of thehead (scalp), he must pay a ransom either by fasting or by the giving ofcharity, or by offering a sacrifice. When you are safe, then whosoeverenjoys the visitation until the pilgrimage, let his offering be that whichmay be easy, but if he lacks the means, let him fast three days during thepilgrimage and seven when he has returned, that is, ten days in all. Thatis for him whose family is not present at the Holy Mosque. And fear Allahand know that He is firm in inflicting punishment.
  197. The pilgrimage isin the appointed months. (For) whosoever undertakes the pilgrimage thereis no approaching (women), neither transgression nor disputing in thepilgrimage. Allah is Aware of whatever good you do. Provide well foryourselves, the best provision is piety. Fear Me, O owners of minds.
  198. It shall be no offense for you to seek the bounty of your Lord. When yousurge on from Arafat, remember Allah as you approach the Holy Mountain ofMash'ar. Remember Him as it is He who guided you though before that youwere amongst the astray.
  199. Then surge on from where the people surge andask Allah for forgiveness. He is Forgiving and the Most Merciful.
  200. Andwhen you have fulfilled your sacred duties remember Allah as you rememberyour forefathers or with deeper reverence. There are some who say: 'Lord,give us good in this world.' He shall have no share in the EverlastingLife.
  201. But there are others who say: 'Lord, give us a merit in theworld and good in the Everlasting Life, and save us from the punishment ofthe Fire.'
  202. These shall have a share of what they have earned. Swift isthe reckoning of Allah.
  203. Remember Allah during counted days. Whosoeverhastens on in two days, no sin shall be on him. And if any delay, no sinshall be on him, for he who wards-off (evil). And fear Allah, and knowthat you shall be assembled unto Him.
  204. There is he whose sayingspleases you in this worldly life and uses Allah as a witness for what isin his heart, but he is most stubborn in adversary.
  205. No sooner does heleave than he hastens about the earth to corrupt there and destroy cropsand cattle. Allah does not love corruption.
  206. When it is said to him:'Fear Allah,' egotism takes him in his sin. Gehenna (Hell) shall be enoughfor him. How evil a cradling!
  207. But there are among people he who wouldgive away his life desiring the Pleasure of Allah. Allah is Gentle to Hisworshipers.
  208. Believers, all of you, enter the peace and do not followin satan's footsteps; he is a clear enemy to you.
  209. If you lapse backafter the clear verses that have come to you, know that Allah is theAlmighty, the Wise.
  210. Are they waiting for Allah to come to them in theshadows of the clouds with the angels! Their matter will have been settledthen. To Allah shall all things return.
  211. Ask the Children of Israel howmany clear signs We have given them. Whoever changes the Favor of Allahafter it has come to him, Allah is Firm in inflicting the punishment.
  212. For those who disbelieve, the worldly life is decked with all manner ofdecorations. They scoff at those who believe, but the cautious shall beabove them on the Day of Resurrection. Allah gives without count to whomHe will.
  213. The people were one nation. Then Allah sent forth Prophets togive them glad tidings and to warn them; and with them He sent down theBook with the truth, that He might rule between the people in that whichthey differ. Only those to whom it had been given differed about it afterthe clear verses had come to them, transgressing between themselves. ThenAllah guided those who believed concerning that which they were atvariance in the truth, by His permission. Allah guides whom He will to theStraight Path.
  214. Or did you suppose that you would go to Paradiseuntouched by that endured by those before you! Affliction and adversitybefell them; and they were shaken until the Messenger, and those whobelieved with him, said: 'When will the victory of Allah come?' Is it notso that the victory of Allah is near.
  215. They will question you aboutwhat they should spend (in charity). Say: 'Whatever good you spend is for(your) parents, kinsmen, orphans, the needy, and the destitute traveler.Allah is Aware of whatever good you do.'
  216. (Offensive) fighting isobligatory for you, though it is hateful to you. But you may hate a thingalthough it is good for you, and may love a thing although it is evil foryou. Allah knows, and you do not.
  217. They ask you about the Sacred Monthand fighting in it. Say: 'To fight in this month is a grave (offense); butto bar others from the Path of Allah, and disbelief in Him, and the HolyMosque, and to expel its inhabitants from it is greater with Allah.Dissension is greater than killing.' They will not cease to fight againstyou until they force you to renounce your religion, if they are able. Butwhosoever of you recants from his religion and dies an unbeliever, theirworks shall be annulled in this world and in the Everlasting Life, andthose shall be the companions of Hell, and there they shall live for ever.
  218. But those who believe and those who migrate and struggle in the way ofAllah, those, have hope of the Mercy of Allah. Allah is Forgiving andMerciful.
  219. They ask you about intoxicating drink and gambling. Say:'There is great sin in both, although they have some benefit for people;but their sin is far greater than their benefit.' They ask you what theyshould spend. Say: 'That which remains.' So, Allah makes plain to you Hisverses, in order that you will reflect
  220. upon this world and theEverlasting Life. They will question you concerning orphans. Say: 'Doinggood for them is best. If you mix their affairs with yours, remember theyare your brothers. Allah knows the corrupter from the reformer. If Allahwilled He could have brought hardship upon you. He is Almighty and Wise.'
  221. Do not wed idolatresses, until they believe. A believing slave-girl isbetter than a (free) idolatress, even if she pleases you. And do not wedidolaters, until they believe. A believing slave is better than a (free)idolater, even though he pleases you. Those call to the Fire; but Allahcalls to Paradise and pardon by His permission. He makes plain His versesto the people, in order that they will remember.
  222. They ask you aboutmenstruation. Say: 'It is an injury. Stay away from women during theirmenstrual periods and do not approach them until they are cleansed. Whenthey have cleansed themselves, then come to them from where Allah hascommanded you. Allah loves those who turn to Him in repentance and Heloves those who cleanse themselves.'
  223. Women are your planting place(for children); come then to your planting place as you please and forward(good deeds) for your souls, and fear Allah. And know that you shall meetHim. Give glad tidings to the believers.
  224. Do not make Allah a deterrentthrough your oaths, that you be righteous, cautious, and reform betweenpeople. Surely, Allah is Hearing and Knowing.
  225. Allah will not call youto account for a slip in your oaths. But He will take you to task for thatwhich is intended in your hearts. Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.
  226. Forthose who swear a wait of four months from their women, if they revert,Allah is Forgiving, the Most Merciful.
  227. But if they resolve on divorce,surely, Allah is the Hearer, the Knower.
  228. Divorced women shall wait bythemselves for three periods. It is unlawful for them, if they believe inAllah and the Last Day, to hide what He has created in their wombs, inwhich case their husbands would have a better right to restore them shouldthey desire reconciliation. And for them similar to what is due from themwith kindness. But men have a degree above them. Allah is Mighty and Wise.
  229. Divorce is twice, then an honorable keeping or allowed to go withkindness. It is unlawful for you to take from them anything you have giventhem, unless both fear that they will not be able to keep within theBounds of Allah; in which case it shall be no offense for either of themif she ransom herself. These are the Bounds of Allah; do not transgressthem. Those who transgress the Bounds of Allah are harmdoers.
  230. If hedivorces her (for the third time), she shall not be lawful to him afterthat until she has wed (not for the purpose of remarrying her formerhusband) another spouse and then if he divorces her it shall be no offensefor either of them to return to each other, if they think that they cankeep within the Bounds of Allah. Those are the Bounds of Allah. He makesthem plain to people who know.
  231. When you have divorced women and theyhave reached the end of their waiting period, either keep them in kindnessor let them go with kindness. But you shall not keep them, being harmful,in order to transgress. Whoever does this wrongs himself. Do not take theverses of Allah in mockery. Remember the favor of Allah upon you, and whatHe sent down to you from the Book and Wisdom to exhort you. Fear Allah andknow that He has knowledge of everything.
  232. When you divorce women, andthey have reached their term, do not restrain them from marrying their(future) husbands, when they have agreed together with kindness. That isan exhortation for whosoever of you believes in Allah and the Last Day.That is cleaner and purer for you. Allah knows, and you do not know.
  233. Mothers shall suckle their children for two years completely, for whoeverdesires to fulfill the suckling. It is for the father to provide for themand clothe them with kindness. No soul is charged except to its capacity.A mother shall not be harmed for her child, neither a father for hischild. And upon the heir is like that. If both desire to wean by mutualconsent and consultation, then no guilt shall be on them. And if youdesire a wet nurse for your children, then no guilt shall be on you if youhand over what you have given with kindness. And fear Allah, and know thatAllah is the Seer of what you do.
  234. And those of you who die and leavewives behind such wives shall wait by themselves for four months and ten(nights). When they have reached the end of their waiting period, thereshall be no offense for you in whatever they choose for themselves kindly.Allah is Aware of what you do.
  235. No guilt shall be on you in theindication of an engagement to women or what you suppress in yourself.Allah knows that you will remember them; but do not promise them secretlyunless you speak kind words (only of indication). And do not resolve onthe knot of marriage until the writing has reached its term. And know thatAllah knows what is in your hearts, so be cautious of Him. And know thatAllah is the Forgiver, the Clement.
  236. It shall be no offense for you todivorce your wives as long as you have not touched them or obligated aright for them. Provide for them with fairness; the rich according to hismeans, and the restricted according to his. A right on the good-doers.
  237. If you divorce them before you have touched them but after their dowry hasbeen determined, give them half of what you determined, unless theypardon, or he pardons in whose hand is the marriage knot. And if youpardon it is nearer to warding-off (evil). Do not forget the generositybetween each other. Allah is the Seer of what you do.
  238. And preserve theprayers and the middle prayer, and stand obedient to Allah.
  239. And if youfear, then (pray) on foot or riding. But when you are safe, then rememberAllah, as He has taught you what you did not know.
  240. Those who die andleave wives behind should bequeath to them a year's maintenance withoutcausing them to leave their homes; but if they leave, no blame shall beattached to you in what they do with themselves kindly. Allah is Mightyand Wise.
  241. Provision should be made for divorced women with kindness.That is a right on the cautious.
  242. Like this Allah clarifies to you Hisverses in order that you understand.
  243. Haven't you seen those who wentout from their homes in their thousands cautious of death? Allah said tothem: 'Die,' and then He revived them. Surely, Allah is Bountiful to thepeople, but most people do not thank.
  244. Fight in the way of Allah. Andknow that Allah is the Hearer and the Knower.
  245. Who is he that will lendAllah a good loan! He will multiply it many multiples! Allah grasps andoutspreads and to Him you shall be returned.
  246. Have you not seen thecongregation of the Children of Israel who demanded of one of theirProphets after (the death of) Moses? 'Raise up for us a king,' they said,'and we will fight in the way of Allah.' He replied: 'Might it be that iffighting is written for you, you will not fight?' 'Why shouldn't we fightin the way of Allah,' they replied, 'when we and all our children havebeen driven from our dwellings?' Yet, when fighting was written for themall except for a few, turned away. And Allah has knowledge of theharmdoers.
  247. Their Prophet said to them: 'Allah has raised Saul to beyour king.' But they replied: 'Should he be given the kingship over us,when we are more deserving of it than he and he has not been givenabundant wealth?' He said: 'Allah has chosen him over you and increasedhim with amplitude in knowledge and body. Allah gives His kingship to whomHe will. Allah is the Embracer, the Knower.'
  248. Their Prophet said tothem: 'The sign of his kingship is the coming of the Ark to you, thereinshall be tranquility from your Lord, and a remnant which the House ofMoses and the House of Aaron left behind. It will be borne by the angels.That will be a sign for you if you are believers.'
  249. And when Saulmarched out with his army, he said: 'Allah will test you with a river. Hewho drinks from it shall cease to be one of mine but he who does not drinkfrom it, except he who scoops up once with his hand, shall be of mine.'But for a few of them, they all drank from it. And when he had crossed itwith those who believed, they said: 'We have no power this day againstGoliath and his soldiers.' But those of them who reckoned they would meetAllah replied: 'Many a small band has, by the permission of Allah,vanquished a mighty army. Allah is with the patient.'
  250. When theyappeared to Goliath and his soldiers, they said: 'Lord, pour upon uspatience. Make us firm of foot and give us victory against the nation ofunbelievers.'
  251. By the permission of Allah, they routed them. David slewGoliath, and Allah bestowed on him the kingship and wisdom, and taught himfrom that He willed. Had Allah not pushed the people, some by the other,the earth would have been corrupted. But Allah is Bountiful to the worlds.
  252. These are the verses of Allah. We recite (them) to you in truth, foryou (Prophet Muhammad) are one of the Messengers.
  253. Of these Messengers,We have preferred some above others. To some Allah spoke; and some Heraised in rank. We gave (Prophet) Jesus, the son of Mary, clear signs andstrengthened him with the Spirit of Purity (Gabriel). Had Allah willed,those who succeeded them would not have fought against one another afterthe clear verses came to them. But they differed among themselves; somebelieved, and others disbelieved. Yet had Allah willed, they would nothave fought against one another. Allah does whatever He will.
  254. Believers, spend of what We have given you before that Day arrives whenthere shall be neither trade, nor friendship, nor intercession. It is theunbelievers who are the harmdoers.
  255. Allah, there is no god except He,the Living, the Everlasting. Neither dozing, nor sleep overtakes Him. ToHim belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. Who is he that shallintercede with Him except by His permission! He knows what will be beforetheir hands and what was behind them, and they do not comprehend anythingof His Knowledge except what He willed. His Seat embraces the heavens andthe earth, and the preserving of them does not weary Him. He is the High,the Great.
  256. There is no compulsion in religion. Righteousness is nowdistinct from error. He who disbelieves in the idol and believes in Allahhas grasped the firmest tie that will never break. Allah is Hearing,Knowing.
  257. Allah is the Guardian of those who believe. He brings themout from darkness into the light. As for those who disbelieve, theirguides are idols, they bring them out from the light into darkness. Theyare the companions of the Fire and shall live in it for ever.
  258. Have younot seen he who argued with Abraham about his Lord that Allah had givenhim the kingship! When Abraham said: 'My Lord is He who revives, andcauses to die.' He said: 'I revive, and cause to die.' Abraham said:'Allah brings up the sun from the east; so you bring it from the west!'Then he who disbelieved became pale. Allah does not guide the nation, theharmdoers.
  259. Or of him, who, when passing by the ruined village that wasfallen on its roofs, remarked: 'How can Allah give life to this after itsdeath?' Thereupon Allah caused him to die, and after a hundred years Herevived him. He asked: 'How long have you remained?' 'A day,' he replied,'or part of a day.' Allah said: 'Rather, you have remained a hundredyears. Look at your food and drink; they have not rotted. And look at yourdonkey (that had died). We will make you a sign to the people. And look atthe bones (of your donkey) how We shall revive them and clothe them withflesh.' And when it had all become clear to him, he said: 'I know thatAllah has power over all things.'
  260. And (remember) when Abraham said:'Show me, Lord, how You raise the dead,' He replied: 'Have you notbelieved?' 'Rather,' said Abraham, 'in order that my heart be satisfied.''Take four birds,' said He, 'draw them to you, then set a part of them onevery hill, then call them, they will come swiftly to you. Know that Allahis Mighty and Wise.'
  261. The example of those who give their wealth in theway of Allah is like a grain of corn that sprouts seven ears, in every eara hundred grains. Allah multiplies to whom He will, Allah is the Embracer,the Knower.
  262. Those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah and donot follow their spending with reproach and insults shall be rewarded bytheir Lord; they shall have nothing to fear or to regret.
  263. A kind wordand forgiveness is better than charity followed by injury. Allah is theClement.
  264. Believers, do not annul your charitable giving with reproachand hurt, like he who spends his wealth to show off to the people andbelieves neither in Allah nor in the Last Day. His likeness is as a smoothrock covered with dust, if a heavy rain strikes it, it leaves it bare.They have no power over what they have earned. Allah does not guide thenation, the unbelievers.
  265. But those who give away their wealth with adesire to please Allah and to reassure themselves are like a garden on ahillside, if heavy rain strikes it, it yields up twice its normal crop,and if heavy rain does not strike it, then light rain. Allah is the Seerof what you do.
  266. Would any one of you, being well-advanced in age withhelpless children, wish to have a garden of palm-trees, vines and allmanner of fruits watered by running streams struck and burned by a fierywhirlwind? Even so, Allah makes plain to you His signs, in order that yougive thought.
  267. Believers, spend of the good you have earned and of thatwhich We have brought out of the earth for you. And do not intend the badof it for your spending; while you would never take it yourselves, exceptyou closed an eye on it. Know that Allah is Rich, the Praised.
  268. satanpromises you with poverty and orders you to commit what is indecent. ButAllah promises you His Forgiveness and bounty from Him. Allah is theEmbracer, the Knower.
  269. He gives wisdom to whom He will, and he who isgiven wisdom has been given a lot of good. Yet none will remember exceptthe owners of minds.
  270. Whatever you spend and whatever vows you make areknown to Allah. The harmdoers shall have none to help them.
  271. If youreveal your charity it is good, but to give charity to the poor in privateis better and will acquit you from some of your evil deeds. Allah isKnowledgeable of what you do.
  272. It is not for you (Prophet Muhammad tocause) their guidance. Allah guides whom He will. Whatever good you spendis for yourselves, provided that you give it desiring the Face of Allah.And whatever good you spend shall be repaid to you in full, you shall notbe harmed.
  273. (Charity is) for the poor who are restrained in the way ofAllah, and are unable to journey in the land. The ignorant take them to berich because of their abstinence. But you can recognize them by theirsigns. They do not persistently beg people. Whatever good you give isknown to Allah.
  274. Those who spend their wealth by day and by night, inprivate and in public, their wage is with their Lord, and no fear shall beon them, neither shall they sorrow.
  275. Those who consume usury shall notrise up (from their tomb) except as he who rises in madness that satan hastouched. That is because they say: 'Selling is like usury.' Allah haspermitted trading and forbidden usury. To whomsoever an exhortation comesfrom his Lord then he desists, he shall have his past gains, and hismatter is with Allah. But whoever reverts shall be among the people of theFire and shall remain in it for ever.
  276. Allah effaces usury and nurturescharity. Allah does not love any ungrateful sinner.
  277. Those who believeand do good works, establish the prayers and pay the obligatory charity,will be rewarded by their Lord and will have nothing to fear or to regret.
  278. Believers, fear Allah and give up what is still due to you from usury,if you are believers;
  279. but if you do not, then take notice of war fromAllah and His Messenger. Yet, if you repent, you shall have the principalof your wealth. Neither will you harm nor will you be harmed.
  280. If heshould be in hardship, then a postponement until ease; while if you givecharity it is better for you if you know.
  281. Fear the Day when you shallbe returned to Allah. And every soul shall be paid in full what it hasearned; and they shall not be harmed.
  282. Believers, when you contract adebt for a fixed period, put it in writing. Let a scribe write it downbetween you with fairness; no scribe shall refuse to write as Allah hastaught him. Therefore, let him write; and let the debtor dictate, fearingAllah his Lord, and do not decrease anything of it. If the debtor is afool, or weak, or unable to dictate himself, let his guardian dictate forhim in fairness. Call to witness two witnesses of your men, if the two arenot men, then a man and two women from the witnesses whom you approve; sothat if one of the two errs, one of them will remind the other. Wheneverwitnesses are called upon they must not refuse, and do not be weary towrite it down, be it small or large, together with its term. This is morejust with Allah; it ensures accuracy in testifying and is the least ofdoubt. Unless it is present merchandise that you circulate between you;then no guilt shall be on you if you do not write it down and takewitnesses when you are selling, and let no harm be done to either scribeor witness. If you do, that is a transgression in you. Fear Allah. Allahteaches you, and Allah has knowledge of everything.
  283. If you are upon ajourney and a scribe cannot be found, then let pledges be taken. If any ofyou trusts another let the trusted deliver his trust; and let him fearAllah his Lord. And you shall not conceal the testimony. He who concealsit, his heart is sinful. Allah has knowledge of what you do.
  284. To Allahbelongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. Whether you reveal whatis in your hearts or hide it Allah will bring you to account for it. Hewill forgive whom He will and punish whom He will; He has power over allthings.
  285. The Messenger believes in what has been sent down to him fromHis Lord, and so do the believers. Each believes in Allah and His Angels,His Books, and His Messengers, we do not differentiate between any one ofHis Messengers. They say: 'We hear and obey. (We ask) Your forgivenessLord, and to You is the arrival.
  286. Allah charges no soul except to itscapacity. For it is what it has earned, and against it what it has gained.'Our Lord, do not take us to account if we have forgotten, or made amistake. Our Lord, do not burden us with a load as You have burdened thosebefore us. Our Lord, do not over burden us with more than we can bear. Andpardon us, and forgive us, and have mercy on us. You are our Guide, sogive us victory over the nation, the unbelievers.'

3. The Family of 'Imran - Aali 'Imran

In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

  1. AlifLaamMeem.
  2. Allah! There is no god except He, the Living, theEverlasting.
  3. He has sent down to you the Book with the truth, confirmingwhat preceded it; and He has sent down the Torah and the Gospel (ofProphet Jesus which has been lost)
  4. before, as a guidance for people, andHe sent down the Criterion. As for those who disbelieve in the verses ofAllah, for them is an intense punishment. Allah is Mighty, Owner ofVengeance.
  5. Nothing on earth or in heaven is hidden from Allah.
  6. It isHe who shapes you in your mothers' wombs as He wills. There is no godexcept Him, the Almighty, the Wise.
  7. It is He who has sent down to youthe Book. Some of its verses are precise in meaning - they are thefoundation of the Book - and others obscure. Those whose hearts areswerving with disbelief, follow the obscure desiring sedition and desiringits interpretation, but no one knows its interpretation except Allah.Those who are well-grounded in knowledge say: 'We believe in it, it is allfrom our Lord. And none remember except those who are possessed of minds.
  8. Lord, do not cause our hearts to swerve after You have guided us. Grantus Your Mercy. You are the Embracing Giver.
  9. Lord, You will surely gatherall the people for a Day that will come in which there is no doubt.' Allahwill not break His promise.
  10. Those who disbelieve, neither their richesnor their children shall save them from Allah. They shall become the fuelof the Fire.
  11. Like Pharaoh's people and those before them who belied Ourrevelations; Allah seized them in their sinfulness. Allah is firm ininflicting punishment.
  12. Say to those who disbelieve: 'You shall beovercome and gathered into Gehenna (Hell), an evil cradling!'
  13. Indeed,there was a sign for you in the two armies which met on the battlefield.One was fighting in the way of Allah, and another unbelieving. They (thebelievers) saw with their eyes that they were twice their own number.Allah strengthens with His victory whom He will. Surely, in that there wasa lesson for those possessed of eyes.
  14. Decorated for people are thedesires of women, offspring, and of heaped up piles of gold and silver, ofpedigree horses, cattle, and sown fields. These are the enjoyments of theworldly life, but with Allah is the best return.
  15. Say: 'Shall I tell youof a better thing than that? For the cautious with their Lord, theirsshall be Gardens underneath which rivers flow, where they shall live forever, and purified spouses, and pleasure from Allah.' Allah is watchingover His worshipers.
  16. Those are they who say: 'Lord, we believe in You,forgive us our sins and save us from the punishment of the Fire',
  17. whoare patient, truthful, obedient, and charitable, and who ask forgivenessat dawn.
  18. Allah bears witness that there is no god except He, and so dothe angels and the knowledgeable. He upholds justice - there is no godexcept He, the Mighty, the Wise.
  19. The only religion with Allah is Islam(submission). Those to whom the Book was given disagreed among themselvesonly after knowledge had been given to them being insolent amongthemselves. He who disbelieves the verses of Allah - indeed Allah is Swiftin reckoning.
  20. If they argue with you, say: 'I have submitted my face toAllah and so have those who follow me.' To those who have received theBook (Jews and Nazarenes) and to the ignorant, ask: 'Have you submittedyourselves to Allah?' If they became Muslims they were guided, if theyturn away, then your only duty is to warn them. Allah is watching over allHis worshipers.
  21. Those who disbelieve the verses of Allah and slay theProphets unjustly, and slay those who bid to justice - give them the gladtidings of a painful punishment!
  22. Their works shall be annulled in thisworld and in the Everlasting Life, and there shall be none to help them.
  23. Have you not seen those who have received a portion of the Book beingcalled to the Book of Allah, that it might judge between them, and someturned away, swerving aside.
  24. For they say: 'The Fire will not touch usexcept for a certain number of days.' And the lies they forged havedeluded them in their religion.
  25. How will it be when We gather them fora Day in which there is no doubt, when every soul will be given what ithas earned and they will not be wronged?
  26. Say: 'O Allah, Owner of theKingdom. You give the kingdom to whom You will, and take it away from whomYou will, You exalt whom You will and abase whom You will. In Your Hand isgood, You have power over all things.
  27. You cause the night to enter intothe day, and the day to enter into the night. You bring forth the livingfrom the dead and the dead from the living. You provide without reckoningto whom You will.'
  28. The believers should not take the unbelievers asguides in preference to the believers - he who does this does not belongto Allah in anything, unless you have a fear of them. Allah warns you tobe cautious of Him, the arrival is to Allah.
  29. Say: 'Whether you hidewhat is in your hearts or reveal it, Allah knows it. He knows all that isin the heavens and earth and has power over all things.'
  30. The Day thatevery soul shall find what it has done of good brought forward, and whatit has done of evil, it will wish if there were only a far space betweenit and that (Day). Allah warns you to be wary of Him; and Allah is Gentlewith His worshipers.
  31. Say (Prophet Muhammad): 'If you love Allah, followme and Allah will love you, and forgive your sins. Allah is Forgiving andMerciful.'
  32. Say: 'Obey Allah and the Messenger.' But if they turn away,then truly, Allah does not love the unbelievers.
  33. Allah chose Adam andNoah, the House of Abraham and the House of Imran above all worlds.
  34. They were the offspring of one another. Allah is Hearing, and Knowing.
  35. (Remember) when the wife of 'Imran said: 'Lord, I have vowed to You indedication that which is hidden inside me. Accept this from me. You arethe Hearer, the Knower.'
  36. And when she was delivered of her, she said:'Lord, I have given birth to her, a female' - Allah knew of what she hadgiven birth - the male is not like the female 'and I have called her Mary.Protect her and all her descendants from satan, the stoned one.'
  37. HerLord graciously accepted her. He made her grow with a fine upbringing andentrusted her to the care of Zachariah. Whenever Zachariah went to her inthe sanctuary, he found that she had provision with her. 'Mary,' he said,'how does this come to you?' 'It is from Allah,' she answered. Truly,Allah provides whomsoever He will without reckoning.
  38. ThereuponZachariah supplicated to his Lord, saying: 'Lord, give me from You a goodoffspring. You hear all prayers.'
  39. And the angels called out to him whenhe was standing in the sanctuary worshipping, saying: 'Allah gives youglad tidings of John, who shall confirm a Word from Allah. He shall be amaster and chaste, a Prophet and from the righteous.'
  40. He said: 'Lord,how shall I have a son when I am overtaken by old age and my wife isbarren?' He said: 'Even so, Allah does what He will.'
  41. He said: 'Lord,appoint for me a sign.' He said: 'Your sign is that you shall not speak topeople except by signs for three days.' And remember your Lord abundantly,exalt Him in the evening and at the dawn.'
  42. And when the angels said toMary: 'Allah has chosen you and purified you. He has chosen you above allwomen of the worlds.
  43. Mary, be obedient to your Lord, prostrate and bowwith those who bow.'
  44. This is from the news of the unseen. We reveal itto you (Prophet Muhammad). You were not present when they cast theirquills to see which of them should look after Mary, nor were you presentwhen they were disputing.
  45. When the angels said: 'O Mary, Allah givesyou glad tidings of a Word (Be) from Him, whose name is Messiah, Jesus,the son of Mary. He shall be honored in this world and in the EverlastingLife - and he shall be among those who are close.
  46. He shall speak topeople in his cradle and when he is aged, and shall be among therighteous.'
  47. 'Lord,' she said, 'how can I bear a child when no humanbeing has touched me?' He replied: 'Such is the Will of Allah. He createswhom He will. When He decrees a thing, He only says: "Be," and it is.
  48. He will teach him the Book, the Wisdom, the Torah and the Gospel,
  49. to bea Messenger to the Children of Israel, (saying): "I have come to you witha sign from your Lord. From clay, I will create for you the likeness of abird. I shall breathe into it and by the permission of Allah, it shall bea bird. I shall heal the blind, and the leper, and raise the dead to lifeby the permission of Allah. I shall tell you what you ate and what youstore in your houses. Surely, that will be a sign for you, if you arebelievers.
  50. Likewise confirming the Torah that has been before me and tomake lawful to you some of the things you have been forbidden. I bring youa sign from your Lord, therefore, fear Allah and obey me.
  51. Allah is myLord and your Lord, therefore, worship Him. This is the Straight Path".'
  52. When (Prophet) Jesus felt their disbelief, he said: 'Who will be myhelpers in the way of Allah?' The disciples replied: 'We are the helpersof Allah. We believe in Allah. Bear witness that we are submitters(Muslims).
  53. Lord, we have believed in what You sent down and followedthe Messenger. Write us among Your witnesses.'
  54. They devised, and Allahdevised. And Allah is the Best Devisor.
  55. Allah said: ' (Prophet) Jesus,I will take you to Me and will raise you to Me, and I will purify you fromthose who disbelieve. I will make your followers (who died before ProphetMuhammad) above those who disbelieve till the Day of Resurrection. Then,to Me you shall all return, and I shall judge between you as to that youwere at variance.
  56. As for those who disbelieve, I will sternly punishthem in this world and in the Everlasting Life, there shall be none tohelp them.
  57. As for those who believe and do good works, He will pay themtheir wages in full. Allah does not love the harmdoers.
  58. This, We reciteto you of the verses and the Wise Remembrance.
  59. Truly, the likeness of(Prophet) Jesus with Allah, is as the likeness of Adam, He created himfrom dust then He said to him "Be" and he was.
  60. The truth is from yourLord, therefore, do not be among the doubters.
  61. Those who dispute withyou concerning him after the knowledge has come to you, say: 'Come, let usgather our sons and your sons, our womenfolk and your womenfolk, ourselvesand yourselves. Then let us humbly pray, so lay the curse of Allah uponthe ones who lie.'
  62. This is indeed the truthful narration. There is nogod except Allah. It is Allah who is the Almighty, the Wise.
  63. If theyturn away, Allah knows the evildoers.
  64. Say: 'People of the Book, let uscome to a common word between us and you that we will worship none exceptAllah, that we will associate none with Him, and that none of us takeothers for lords besides Allah.' If they turn away, say: 'Bear witnessthat we are Muslims.'
  65. People of the Book, why do you dispute aboutAbraham when both the Torah and the Gospel were not sent down till afterhim? Have you no sense?
  66. Indeed, you have disputed about that which youhave knowledge. Why then dispute about that of which you have noknowledge? Allah knows and you do not know.
  67. No, Abraham was neither aJew nor a Nazarene. He was of pure faith, a submitter (Muslim). He wasnever of the idolaters.
  68. Surely, the people who are nearest to Abrahamare those who followed him, and this Prophet (Muhammad), and those whobelieve. Allah is the Guardian of the believers.
  69. Some of the People ofthe Book wish to make you go astray, but they lead none astray exceptthemselves, though they do not sense it.
  70. People of the Book! Why do youdisbelieve the verses of Allah while you are witness?
  71. People of theBook! Why do you confound truth with falsehood, and knowingly hide thetruth?
  72. Some of the People of the Book say: 'Believe in that which issent down to those who believe at the beginning of the day and disbelieveat the end of it, so that they will return.
  73. Believe none except thosewho follow your own religion.' Say: 'The true guidance is the Guidance ofAllah - that anyone should be given the like of what you have been given,or dispute with you before your Lord.' Say: 'Bounty is in the Hand ofAllah.' He gives it to whomsoever He will. Allah is the Embracer, theKnower.
  74. He singles out for His Mercy whom He will. And Allah is ofabundant bounty.
  75. Among the People of the Book there are some, who, ifyou trust him with a Qintar (98,841.6. lbs.), will return it to you, andthere are others, who, if you trust him with a dinar will not hand it backunless you stand over him, for they say: 'As for the common people, theyhave no recourse to us.' They say lies against Allah while they know.
  76. Rather, those who keep their promise and fear Allah - Allah loves thecautious.
  77. Those who sell the promise of Allah and their own oaths for alittle price shall have no share in the Everlasting Life. Allah willneither speak to them, nor look at them, nor purify them on the Day ofResurrection. Theirs shall be a painful punishment.
  78. And there is a sectamong them who twist their tongues with the Book, so you will think it isfrom the Book, whereas it is not from the Book. They say: 'This is fromAllah,' whereas it is not from Allah. And they knowingly tell lies againstAllah.
  79. No human to whom Allah has given the (Holy) Book, Judgement andProphethood would say to the people: 'Be worshipers of me, other thanAllah.' But rather, 'Be of the Lord, for that you teach the Book, and inthat you have studied.'
  80. Nor would he order you to take the angels andthe Prophets for lords, what, would he order you with disbelief after youwere submitters (Muslims)!
  81. And when Allah took the covenant of theProphets: 'That I have given you of the Book and Wisdom. Then there shallcome to you a Messenger (Muhammad) confirming what is with you, you shallbelieve in him and you shall support him to be victorious, do you agreeand take My load on this?' They answered: 'We do agree.' Allah said: 'Thenbear witness, and I will be with you among the witnesses.'
  82. Whosoeverturns back after that, they are the transgressors.
  83. Are they seeking areligion other than that of Allah, and to Him whosoever is in the heavensand the earth has submitted willingly and unwillingly. To Him they shallbe returned.
  84. Say: 'We believe in Allah and in what is sent down to usand in that which was sent down to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob and thetribes, and in that which was given to (Prophets) Moses and Jesus, and theProphets from their Lord. We do not differentiate between any of them. ToHim we are submitters (Muslims).'
  85. He who chooses a religion other thanIslam, it will not be accepted from him, and in the Everlasting Life hewill be among the losers.
  86. How shall Allah guide a people who lapse intodisbelief after they believed and bore witness that the Messenger is true,and after receiving clear proofs! Allah does not guide the harmdoers.
  87. Those, their recompense shall be the curse of Allah, the angels, and allthe people
  88. there they shall live for ever. Their punishment shall notbe lightened, nor shall they be given respite.
  89. Except those whoafterwards repent and mend their ways, Allah is Forgiving and the MostMerciful.
  90. Indeed those who disbelieve after they have believed andincrease in disbelief, their repentance shall not be accepted. These arethose who are astray.
  91. As for those who disbelieve and die unbelievers,there shall be not accepted from anyone of them, the whole earth full ofgold, if he would ransom himself thereby. Those, for them there is apainful punishment, and none shall help them.
  92. You shall not attainrighteousness until you spend of what you love. Whatever you spend isknown to Allah.
  93. All food was lawful to the Children of Israel exceptwhat Israel forbade himself before the Torah had been sent down. Say:'Bring the Torah and recite it, if you are truthful.'
  94. Those who afterthis invent lies about Allah are harmdoers.
  95. Say: 'Allah has said thetruth. Follow the Creed of Abraham, he was of pure faith, and not anidolater.'
  96. The first House ever to be built for people was that atBakkah (Mecca) blessed and a guidance for the worlds.
  97. In it, there areclear signs; the station where Abraham stood. Whoever enters it let him besafe. Pilgrimage to the House is a duty to Allah for all who can make thejourney. And whosoever disbelieves, Allah is Rich, independent of all theworlds.
  98. Say: 'People of the Book, why do you disbelieve the verses ofAllah? Surely, Allah is witness to all that you do.'
  99. Say: 'People ofthe Book, why do you bar he who believes from the Path of Allah and seekto make it crooked, when you yourselves are witnesses? Allah is notinattentive of what you do.'
  100. Believers, if you obey a sect of thosewho were given the Book, they will turn you into unbelievers after youhave believed.
  101. How can you disbelieve when the verses of Allah arerecited to you and His Messenger is among you! He who holds fast to Allahshall be guided to the Straight Path.
  102. Believers, fear Allah as Heshould be feared, and do not die except as Muslims.
  103. And hold fast tothe Bond of Allah, together, and do not scatter. Remember the Favor ofAllah bestowed upon you when you were enemies, and how He united yourhearts, so that by His Favor you became brothers. And how He saved youfrom the Pit of Fire when you were on the brink of it. And so Allah makesplain to you His verses, in order that you will be guided.
  104. Let therebe one nation of you that shall call to righteousness, ordering honor, andforbidding dishonor. Those are the prosperous.
  105. Do not follow theexample of those who became divided and differed with one another afterclear proofs had come to them. For those, there is a great punishment.
  106. The Day when faces will be whitened and faces blackened. To those whosefaces have become blackened it will be said: 'Did you disbelieve after youhad believed? Then taste the punishment for that you disbelieved!'
  107. Asfor those whose faces will be whitened, they shall be in the Mercy ofAllah for ever.
  108. Such are the verses of Allah, We recite them to youwith truth. Allah does not want injustice for the worlds.
  109. To Allahbelongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. To Him all matters shallreturn.
  110. You are the best nation ever to be brought forth for people.You order honor and forbid dishonor, and you believe in Allah. Had thePeople of the Book believed, it would have surely been better for them.Some of them are believers, but most of them are evildoers.
  111. They willnot harm you except a little hurt. And if they fight against you, theywill turn their backs. Then they will not be victorious.
  112. Abasementshall be pitched upon them wherever they are found, except they are in abond from Allah, and a bond of the people. They have incurred the Anger ofAllah and have been humiliated, because they disbelieved the verses ofAllah and unjustly slew His Prophets and because they disobeyed and weretransgressors.
  113. Yet they are not all alike. There are among the Peopleof the Book an upstanding nation that recite the verses of Allah (theKoran) throughout the night and prostrate themselves,
  114. who believe inAllah and the Last Day, who order honor and forbid dishonor and race ingood works. These are the righteous.
  115. Whatever good they do, for themit shall not be denied. Allah knows the cautious.
  116. As for those whodisbelieve, neither their riches nor their children shall help them athing from Allah. They are the people of the Fire, and there they shallremain for ever.
  117. The wealth they spend in this worldly life is like afreezing wind that smites the harvest of a people who have wrongedthemselves and destroys it. Allah has not wronged them, but they wrongedthemselves.
  118. Believers, do not take intimates with other than your own.They spare nothing to ruin you, they yearn for you to suffer. Hatred hasalready shown itself from their mouths, and what their chests conceal isyet greater. Indeed, We have made clear to you the signs, if youunderstand.
  119. There you are loving them, and they do not love you. Youbelieve in the entire Book. When they meet you they say: 'We, believe.'But when alone, they bite their finger-tips at you out of rage. Say: 'Diein your rage! Allah has knowledge of what is in your chests.'
  120. When youare touched with good fortune, they grieve, but when evil befalls you,they rejoice. If you are patient and cautious, their guile will never harmyou. Allah encompasses what they do.
  121. And when you went out at dawnfrom your family to lodge the believers in their positions for the battle.Allah is Hearing, Knowing.
  122. Two parties of you were about to fail,though Allah was their Guardian, and in Allah believers put all theirtrust.
  123. And Allah most assuredly helped you at Badr when you werehumiliated. Therefore, fear Allah, in order that you will give thanks toHim.
  124. When you said to the believers: 'Is it not enough for you thatyour Lord should reinforce you with three thousand angels sent down uponyou?
  125. Rather, if you have patience and are cautious, and they suddenlycome against you, your Lord will reinforce you with five thousand markedangels.'
  126. Allah did not make this to be except as glad tidings for you,so that your hearts might be comforted. Victory comes only from Allah, theMighty, the Wise.
  127. And that He might cut off a part of those whodisbelieve or suppress them, so that they will turn back, disappointed.
  128. No part of the matter is yours whether He turns towards them orpunishes them. They are harmdoers.
  129. To Allah belongs all that is in theheavens and the earth. He forgives whom He will and punishes whom He will.Allah is Forgiving, the Most Merciful.
  130. Believers, do not consumeusury, doubled and redoubled, and fear Allah, in order that you shallprosper.
  131. Guard yourselves against the Fire prepared for unbelievers.
  132. Obey Allah and the Messenger in order to be subjected to mercy.
  133. And hasten to a forgiveness from your Lord and a Paradise as wide asheaven and earth, prepared for the cautious
  134. who spend in prosperityand in adversity, for those who curb their anger and those who forgivepeople. And Allah loves the charitable
  135. and those who, if they commitindecency or wrong themselves remember Allah and ask forgiveness of theirsins - for who but Allah forgives sins - and those who do not persist inwhat they do while they know.
  136. Those, their recompense is forgivenessfrom their Lord and Gardens underneath which rivers flow, where they shalllive for ever. How excellent is the wage of those who labor.
  137. Therehave been examples before you. Journey in the land and see what was thefate of the liars.
  138. This is a declaration to the people, a guidance andan admonition to the cautious.
  139. Do not be weak, neither sorrow whileyou are the upper ones, if you are believers.
  140. If a wound touches you,a similar wound already has touched the nation. Such days We alternatebetween the people so that Allah knows those who believe, and that He willtake witnesses from among you, for Allah does not love the harmdoers,
  141. and so that Allah will examine those who believe and efface theunbelievers.
  142. Did you suppose that you would enter Paradise withoutAllah knowing those of you who struggled and who were patient?
  143. Youused to wish for death before you met it, so you have seen it while youwere looking.
  144. Muhammad is not except a Messenger; Messengers havepassed away before him. If he dies or is killed, will you turn about onyour heels? And he who turns on his heels will not harm Allah a thing.Allah will recompense the thankful.
  145. It is not for any soul to dieexcept by the permission of Allah - a postponed book - and he who desiresthe reward of this world, We shall give him of it, and he who desires thereward of the Everlasting Life, We shall give him of it. And We willrecompense the thankful.
  146. There has been many a Prophet with whom manyof the Lord have fought and they did not faint when they were smitten inthe way of Allah, neither did they weaken, nor did they humble themselves,and Allah loves the patient.
  147. Their only words were: 'Lord, forgive usour sins and that we exceeded in our affair, make us firm of foot and giveus victory over the unbelievers.'
  148. And Allah gave them the reward ofthis life, and the best reward of the Everlasting Life. Allah loves thegood-doers.
  149. Believers, if you obey those who disbelieve they will turnyou upon your heels and you will turn to be losers.
  150. But Allah is yourSponsor. He is the Best of victors.
  151. We will throw terror into thehearts of those who disbelieve. For that they have associated with Allahthat which He did not send down for a proof. Fire shall be their home,evil indeed is the dwelling-place of the harmdoers.
  152. Allah has beentrue in His promise towards you when you routed them by His leave, untilyou lost heart, and quarreled about the matter, and disobeyed, after Hehad shown you that which you loved. Some among you wanted the world, andsome among you wanted the Everlasting Life. Then He made you turn awayfrom them in order to test you. But He has forgiven you, for Allah isBounteous to the believers.
  153. And when you were going up, and paid noheed for anyone, and the Messenger was calling you from behind; so Herewarded you with grief upon grief that you might not sorrow for whatescaped you neither for what smote you. And Allah is Aware of what you do.
  154. Then, after sorrow, He sent down upon you safety. Slumber overtook aparty, while another party cared only for themselves, thinking of Allahthoughts that were not true, the guess of ignorance, saying: 'Have we anysay in the affair?' Say: 'The entire affair belongs to Allah.' Theyconceal in themselves what they do not disclose to you. They say: 'If wehad any say in the affair we should not have been killed here.' Say: 'Hadyou stayed in your homes, those of you for whom slaying was written wouldhave come out to their (death) beds so that Allah might try what was inyour chests and that He will examine what is in your hearts.' And Allahknows the innermost of the chests.
  155. Those of you who turned away on theday when the two armies met must have been seduced by satan on account ofsome of what they had earned. But Allah has pardoned them. He is Forgivingand Clement.
  156. Believers, do not be as those who disbelieve and say oftheir brothers when they journey in the land or go of to battle: 'Had theystayed with us, they would not have died, nor would they have beenkilled.' In order that Allah will make that a regret in their hearts.Allah revives and causes to die. He has knowledge of what you do.
  157. Ifyou should be killed in the way of Allah or die, the Forgiveness and Mercyfrom Allah would surely be better than all you amass.
  158. And if you dieor are killed, before Allah you shall all be gathered.
  159. It was by thatMercy of Allah that you (Prophet Muhammad) dealt so leniently with them.Had you been harsh and hard-hearted, they would have surely deserted you.Therefore, pardon them and ask forgiveness for them. Take counsel withthem in the matter and when you are resolved, put your trust in Allah.Allah loves those who trust.
  160. If Allah helps you, none can overcomeyou. If He forsakes you, who then can help you after Him? Therefore, inAllah let the believers put all their trust.
  161. It is not for a Prophetto defraud, whosoever defrauds shall bring that fraud on the Day ofResurrection. Then, every soul shall be paid in full what it has earned,and they shall not be wronged.
  162. Is he who follows the pleasure of Allahlike he who is laden with the Anger of Allah, Gehenna (Hell) shall be hisshelter. Evil shall be his return!
  163. They are in ranks with Allah. Allahsees what they do.
  164. Allah has surely been gracious to the believerswhen He sent among them a Messenger from themselves to recite to them Hisverses, to purify them, and to teach them the Book and the Wisdom(prophetic sayings), though before that they were in clear error.
  165. Why,when an affliction hits you and that you had yourselves inflicted twicethe like of it, you said: 'How is this?' Say: 'This is from your ownselves.' Surely, Allah has power over all things.
  166. What hit you the daythe two armies met was by the permission of Allah, so that He might knowthe believers
  167. and that He might know the hypocrites.' When it was saidto them: 'Come, fight or repel in the way of Allah.' They replied: 'Ifonly we knew how to fight, we would follow you.' On that day, they werenearer to disbelief than belief. They said with their mouths what was notin their hearts. And Allah knows what they hide.
  168. Who said to theirbrothers - and they themselves had stayed behind - 'Had they obeyed us,they would not have been killed.' Say to them: 'Avert death fromyourselves then, if what you say is true!'
  169. You must not think thatthose who were killed in the way of Allah are dead. But rather, they arealive with their Lord and have been provided for,
  170. rejoicing in theBounty that Allah has given to them and having glad tidings in those whoremain behind and have not joined them, for no fear shall be on themneither shall they sorrow,
  171. having glad tidings of a Favor and Bountyfrom Allah. Allah will not waste the wage of the believers.
  172. Those whoanswered Allah and the Messenger after the wound had afflicted them, forthose of them who did good and were cautious there is a great wage.
  173. Those to whom the people said: 'The people have gathered against you,therefore fear them,' but it increased them in belief and they said:'Allah is Sufficient for us. He is the Best Guardian.'
  174. So, theyreturned with the Favor and Bounty of Allah so evil did not touch them.They followed the pleasure of Allah, and Allah is of Great Bounty.
  175. That is satan frightening those whom he sponsored. So do not fear them,and fear Me, if you are believers.
  176. Do not let those who race indisbelief sadden you. They will not harm Allah a thing. Allah does notwant to give them a share in the Everlasting Life. For them is a greatpunishment.
  177. Those who buy disbelief with belief will not harm Allah athing, for them there is a painful punishment!
  178. Do not let those whodisbelieve think that what We delay is better for them. Indeed, We delayfor them only that they will increase in sin, and for them a humiliatingpunishment.
  179. Allah will not leave the believers in that which you aretill He shall distinguish the evil from the good. Allah will not let yousee the unseen. But Allah chooses from His Messengers whom He will.Therefore, believe in Allah and His Messengers, for if you believe and arecautious there shall be for you a great wage.
  180. And do not let those whoare greedy with what Allah has given them of His Bounty think it is betterfor them, but rather, it is worse for them. They will be coiled in thatwhich they were greedy on the Day of Resurrection. And to Allah belongsthe inheritance of the heavens and the earth. And Allah is Aware of whatyou do.
  181. Allah has heard the saying of those who said: 'Allah is poor,but we are rich.' We will write down what they have said, and theirslaying of the Prophets without right. And We shall say: 'Taste thepunishment of the burning.'
  182. That, is for what your hands haveforwarded. And Allah is never unjust to His worshipers.
  183. Those (theJews) who say: 'Allah has promised us that we do not believe in aMessenger unless he brings to us an offering that fire consumes.' Say:'Indeed Messengers have come to you before me with clear proofs and withthat of which you spoke. Why did you kill them, if what you say is true?'
  184. If they belie you (Prophet Muhammad), indeed other Messengers beforeyou were belied who came with clear proofs, and the Psalms, and theIlluminating Book.
  185. Every soul shall taste death. You shall be paidyour wages in full on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever is removed fromHell and is admitted to Paradise shall prosper, for the worldly life isnothing but the enjoyment of delusion.
  186. You shall be tried in yourwealth and yourselves, and you shall hear much hurt from those who weregiven the Book before you, and from those who are idolaters. But if youare patient and cautious, surely, that is of the firm affairs.
  187. WhenAllah took a covenant with those to whom the Book was given, (saying):'You shall make it clear to the people, and not conceal it.' But theythrew it behind their backs and they bought with it a little price. Evilwas what they bought.
  188. Do not think that those who rejoice in what theyhave brought and love to be praised for what they have not done - do notthink they will be secure from the punishment. And for them there is apainful punishment.
  189. To Allah belongs the Kingdom of the heavens andthe earth. Allah has Power over all things.
  190. Surely, in the creation ofthe heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, thereare signs for those with minds.
  191. Those who remember Allah whenstanding, sitting, and on their sides, and contemplate upon the creationof the heavens and the earth (saying:) 'Lord, You have not created thesein falsehood. Exaltations to You! Guard us against the punishment of theFire.
  192. Our Lord, whomsoever You admit into the Fire, You will haveabased, and the harmdoers shall have no helpers.
  193. Our Lord, we haveheard the caller calling to belief, "Believe in your Lord!" So we believe.Our Lord, forgive us our sins and acquit us of our evil deeds, and take usto You in death with the righteous.
  194. Our Lord, give us what Youpromised us by Your Messengers, and do not abase us on the Day ofResurrection. You do not break Your promise.'
  195. And indeed their Lordanswers them: 'I do not waste the labor of any that labors among you, maleor female - you are from each other. And those who emigrated, and wereexpelled from their houses, those who suffered hurt in My way, and fought,and were killed - those I shall surely acquit of their evil deeds, and Ishall admit them to Gardens underneath which rivers flow.' A reward fromAllah, and Allah - with Him is the best reward.
  196. Do not let the comingand going in the land of those who disbelieve delude you;
  197. a littleenjoyment, then, their shelter is in Gehenna (Hell), an evil cradling.
  198. But for those who fear their Lord, for them shall be Gardens underneathwhich rivers flow, there they shall live for ever, a (goodly) hosting fromAllah, and that which is with Allah is better for the righteous.
  199. Thereare some among the People of the Book who believe in Allah, and in whathas been sent down to you, and what has been sent down to them, humble toAllah and do not buy with the verses of Allah a little price. Those, theirwage shall be with their Lord. Allah is Swift at reckoning.
  200. Believers,be patient, and race in patience, be steadfast, fear Allah, in order thatyou will be victorious.

    4. Women - An Nisa'

    In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

    1. O people, fear your Lord, who created you from a single soul. From itHe created its spouse, and from both of them scattered many men and women.Fear Allah, by whom you ask one another, and (fear) the wombs (lest yousever its relationship). Allah is ever watching over you.
    2. Give theorphans their wealth. Do not exchange the evil for the good, nor consumetheir wealth with your wealth. Surely, that is a great sin.
    3. If you fearthat you cannot act justly towards the orphans, then marry such women asseem good to you; two, three, four of them. But if you fear that youcannot do justice, then one only, or, those you possess. It is likelierthen that you will not be partial.
    4. Give women their dowries freely, butif they are pleased to offer you any of it, consume it good and smooth.
    5. Do not give the (orphaned) fools your wealth with which Allah hasentrusted you for (their) support, and provide for them and clothe themfrom it, and speak to them with kind words.
    6. And test the orphans untilthey reach (the age of) marriage. If you perceive in them right judgment,hand over to them their wealth, and do not consume it wastefully, norhastily before they are grown. And whosoever is rich let him abstain, ifpoor, let him consume with kindness. When you hand over to them theirwealth, take witness over them; it is sufficient that Allah is theReckoner.
    7. Men shall have a share in what their parents and kinsmenleave, and women shall have a share in what their parents and kinsmenleave, whether it is little or abundant, it is an obligated share.
    8. Ifrelatives, orphans, or the needy are present at the division (of theinheritance), provide for them out of it, and speak to them in kind words.
    9. And let them fear, who, if they themselves left behind weak offspring,would be afraid for them, and let them fear Allah and speak exactly.
    10. Those who consume the wealth of orphans wrongfully, only consume fire intheir bellies, and they shall roast in the Blaze.
    11. Allah charges youconcerning your children, for a male like the share of two females. Ifthey are women, above two, they shall have two thirds of what he left, butif she is one, then to her a half. While for his parents, to each one ofthe two a sixth of what he left, if he has a child. But if he has no childand his heirs are his parents, his mother shall have a third. If he hassiblings, to his mother a sixth after any bequest he had bequeathed, orany debt. Your fathers and your children, you do not know which of them isnearer in benefit to you. This is an obligation from Allah. Surely, Allahis the Knower, the Wise.
    12. For you half of what your wives leave if theyhave no child. If they have a child, a quarter of what they leave shall beyours after any bequest she had bequeathed, or any debt. And for them (thefemales) they shall inherit one quarter of what you leave if you have nochild. If you have a child, they shall inherit one eighth, after anybequest you had bequeathed, or any debt. If a man or a woman have nodirect heirs, but have a brother or a sister, to each of the two a sixth.If they are more than that, they shall equally share the third, after anybequest that he had bequeathed or any debt without harm. This is anobligation from Allah. He is the Knower, the Clement.
    13. Such are theBounds of Allah. He who obeys Allah and His Messenger, He will admit himto Gardens underneath which rivers flow. That is a great wining.
    14. And hewho disobeys Allah and His Messenger and transgresses His Bounds, He willadmit him to a Fire and shall live in it for ever. For him, there is ahumiliating punishment.
    15. If any of your women commit indecency, call infour witnesses from among yourselves against them, if they testify,confine them to their houses till death overtakes them or till Allah makesfor them a way.
    16. If two among you commit it punish them both. If theyrepent and make amends, leave them alone. Allah is the Relenter, theMerciful.
    17. (Allah accepts) the repentance from only those who commitevil in ignorance and then quickly turn to Him in repentance. Allah willrelent towards them. Allah is Knowing, Wise.
    18. (Allah will accept) norepentance from those who do evil deeds until death comes to one of them,he says: 'Now I repent!' Nor those who die unbelieving. For those We haveprepared a painful punishment.
    19. Believers, it is unlawful for you toinherit women forcefully, neither bar them, in order that you go off withpart of what you have given them, except when they commit a clearindecency. Live with them honorably. If you hate them, it may be that youhate something which Allah has set in it much good.
    20. If you wish to takea wife in the place of another wife, and you have given to one a Qintar(98,841.6. lbs.) so do not take from it anything. What, will you take it byway of calumny and a clear sin!
    21. How can you take it back when you havereached one another (sexually) and they have taken from you a strongcovenant!
    22. And do not marry women your fathers married - unless it is athing of the past - surely that was an indecency, hated, and a way ofevil.
    23. Forbidden to you are your mothers, your daughters, your sisters,your paternal aunts and maternal aunts, your brother's daughters, yoursister's daughters, your mothers who have given suck to you, your sucklingsisters, your wives mothers, and your stepdaughters who are in your carefrom your wives with whom you have lain, but if you have never lain withthem it is no fault in you. (Also forbidden to you) are the wives of yoursons who are of your loins, and to take to you two sisters together -unless it is a thing of the past. Allah is the Forgiver and the MostMerciful.
    24. And (forbidden to you) are married women, except those whomyour right hand owns. Such Allah has written for you. Lawful to you beyondall that, is that you can seek using your wealth in marriage and notfornication. So whatever you have enjoyed from them give them theirobligated wage. And there is no fault in you in what ever you mutuallyagree after the obligation. Allah is the Knower, the Wise.
    25. If any oneof you do not have the affluence to be able marry free believing women,(let him marry) from among the believing women that your right hand owns.Allah knows best your belief, you are from each other. Marry them with thepermission of their people and give them their wages (dowry) honorablybeing women in marriage and chaste, not taking lovers. If, after marriagethey commit adultery, they shall be liable to half the punishment of amarried (free) woman. That is for those of you who fear fornication, butit is better for you to be patient. Allah is the Forgiver, the MostMerciful.
    26. Allah wishes to make this clear to you and to guide you alongthe ways of those who have gone before you, and turns towards you. AndAllah is the Knower, the Wise.
    27. Allah wishes to turn towards you, butthose who follow their lower desires wish you to greatly swerve away.
    28. Allah wishes to lighten for you (the jurisprudence), and humans arecreated weak.
    29. Believers, do not consume your wealth among yourselves infalsehood, except there be trading by your mutual agreement. And do notkill yourselves. Allah is the Most Merciful to you.
    30. But whosoever doesthat in transgression and wrongfully We shall roast him in the Fire. Thatis an easy matter for Allah.
    31. If you avoid the major sins that areforbidden to you, We shall pardon your evil deeds and admit you by anentrance of honor.
    32. Do not wish for the bounty which Allah has preferredone of you above another. For men is a share of what they earn, and forwomen is a share of what they earn. Ask Allah of His Bounty. Allah hasknowledge of all things.
    33. To everyone we have made heirs of that whichparents and kinsmen leave, and those with whom you have sworn anagreement, so give to them their share. Allah is Witness over everything.
    34. Men are the maintainers of women for that Allah has preferred in bountyone of them over another, and for that they have spent of their wealth.Righteous women are obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hasguarded. Those from whom you fear rebelliousness, admonish them and desertthem in the bed and smack them (without harshness). Then, if they obeyyou, do not look for any way against them. Allah is High, Great.
    35. If youfear a breach between them send for an arbiter from his people and anarbiter from her people. If both wish reconciliation, Allah will bringsuccess between them. Allah is the Knower, the Aware.
    36. Worship Allah anddo not associate anything with Him. Be kind to parents and near kinsmen,to the orphans and to the needy, to your neighbor who is your kindred, andto the neighbor at your far side, and the companion at your side, and tothe destitute traveler, and to that which your right hands owns. Allahdoes not love he who is proud and struts,
    37. (or) those who are greedy andorder other people to be greedy, who themselves conceal the bounty thatAllah has given them. And We have prepared a humiliating punishment forthe unbelievers.
    38. And those who spend their wealth to show-off to peopleand neither believe in Allah nor in the Last Day. Whosoever has satan fora companion, he is an evil companion.
    39. What (harm) could befall them ifthey believed in Allah and the Last Day and spent of what Allah providedthem with? Allah is Knowledgeable of them all.
    40. Surely, Allah shall notharm so much as the weight of an atom, and if it is a good deed He willdouble it, and give from His Own a great wage.
    41. How then shall it bewhen We bring forward from every nation a witness, and bring you (ProphetMuhammad) to witness against those!
    42. On that Day those who disbelieved,and have disobeyed the Messenger (Muhammad) will wish that the earth mightbe leveled with them, and they will not conceal a statement from Allah.
    43. Believers, do not come close to prayer when you are drunk, until you knowwhat you are saying, nor when you are in a state of impurity, unless youare crossing through the way (prayer area) until you have bathedyourselves. If you are ill or on a journey, or if any of you comes fromthe toilet or you have touched women, and you cannot find water, so touchpure dust and wipe your faces and your hands. Allah is the Pardoner, theForgiver.
    44. Have you not seen those to whom a portion of the Book wasgiven purchasing error and wishing that you should err from the Path?
    45. But Allah knows best your enemies. It is sufficient that Allah is theGuardian, and it is sufficient that Allah is the Helper.
    46. Some Jewstampered with the words (altering) their places saying: 'We have heard andwe disobey,' and 'Hear, without hearing,' and 'Observe us (Ra'ina, inHebrew means evil)', twisting with their tongues traducing religion. Butif they had said: 'We have heard and obey,' and 'Hear,' and 'Regard us,'it would have been better for them, and more upright; but Allah has cursedthem for their disbelief, so they do not believe, except a few.
    47. You, towhom the Book was given, believe in that which We have sent downconfirming that which you have, before We obliterate faces and turn themon their backs, or curse them as We cursed the people of the Sabbath. Andthe command of Allah is done.
    48. Allah does not forgive (the sin ofinventing an) association with Him, but He forgives other (sins) towhomsoever He will. He who associates with Allah has invented a great sin.
    49. Have you not seen those who exalt themselves? Rather, Allah purifieswhom He will and they shall not be wronged a single tissue that covers adate stone.
    50. Look how they forge lies against Allah, and it issufficient for a clear sin.
    51. Have you not seen those to whom a portionof the Book was given believing in (the two statutes of Mecca) jibt andtaghout and say to those who disbelieve: 'Those are more guided on the waythan those who believe.'
    52. Those are they whom Allah has cursed andwhosoever Allah has cursed, you will not find any helper for him.
    53. Or,will they have a share in the Kingdom? If so, they will not give thepeople the pit mark of a date stone.
    54. Or do they envy people for theBounty Allah has given them? We gave the family of Abraham the Book andWisdom, and a great kingdom.
    55. There are some of them who believed in him(Prophet Muhammad), and some of them that bar from it, and Gehenna (Hell)is sufficient for a Blaze.
    56. Those who disbelieve Our verses - We willroast them in a Fire! As often as their skins are cooked, We exchangetheir skin with another, in order that they taste the punishment. Surely,Allah is Mighty, the Wise.
    57. As for those who believe and do good works,We shall admit them to Gardens underneath which rivers flow, they arethere for eternity, and for them purified spouses. And We shall admit theminto plenteous shade.
    58. Allah orders you all to hand back trusts to theirowners, and when you judge between people you judge with justice. Indeed,the best is the exhortation with which Allah exhorts you. Allah is theHearer, the Seer.
    59. Believers, obey Allah and obey the Messenger andthose in authority among you. Should you dispute about anything refer itto Allah and the Messenger, if you believe in Allah and the Last Day. Thatis better and the best interpretation.
    60. Have you not seen those whoclaim that they believe in what has been sent down to you and what wassent down before you? They desire to be judged by the idol, although theyhave been commanded to disbelieve it. But satan desires to lead themastray into far error.
    61. When it is said to them: 'Come to what Allah hassent down and to the Messenger,' you see the hypocrites completely barringthe way to you.
    62. How would it be if some affliction hit them for whattheir hands have forwarded? Then, they would come to you swearing byAllah, 'We sought only kindness and conciliation!'
    63. Those, Allah knowswhat is in their hearts, so turn away from them, and exhort them, and sayto them penetrating words about themselves.
    64. We did not send a Messengerexcept that he should be obeyed, by the permission of Allah. If, when theywronged themselves, they had come to you and asked Allah for forgiveness,and the Messenger had asked for forgiveness for them, they would havefound Allah the Turner, the Most Merciful.
    65. But no, by your Lord, theywill not believe you until they make you the judge regarding thedisagreement between them, then, they will not find in themselves anydiscomfort concerning your verdict, and will surrender to you in fullsubmission.
    66. Had We written for them, saying, 'Slay yourselves,' or'Emerge from your houses,' they would not have done so, except a few ofthem. Yet, if they had done as they were exhorted, it would have beenbetter for them, and stronger in firmness,
    67. and then We would surelyhave given them from Our Own, a great wage,
    68. and guided them to aStraight Path.
    69. Whosoever obeys Allah, and the Messenger, they are withthose whom Allah has favored, the Prophets, the sincere, the martyrs andthe righteous, and these are the best company.
    70. This is the Bounty ofAllah. It is sufficient that Allah is the Knowledgeable.
    71. Believers,take your precautions. March in detachments or march all together.
    72. Surely, there are among you, he who lingers, then, if an affliction hitsyou, he would say: 'Allah has favored me, that I was not a martyr withthem.'
    73. But, if the Bounty of Allah reaches you, he would surely say asif there had never been any affection between you and him: 'Would that Ihad been with them! I should have indeed won a great triumph.'
    74. So letthose who sell the worldly life for the Everlasting Life fight in the wayof Allah, whoever fights in the way of Allah, and is killed or conquers,We shall give him a great wage.
    75. So why is it, that you do not fight inthe way of Allah, and for the abased among men, women, and children whosay: 'Our Lord, bring us out from this village whose people are harmdoers,and give to us a guardian from You, and give to us a helper from You.'
    76. And those who believe fight in the way of Allah, but those who disbelievefight in the way of the idol. Therefore, fight against those guided bysatan. Indeed, satan's guile is always weak.
    77. Have you not seen those towhom it has been said: 'Restrain your hands, establish your prayers andpay the obligatory charity.' Then, as soon as fighting is written forthem, there is a party of them fearing people as they would fear Allah, orwith stronger fear. And they say: 'Our Lord, why have You written fightingfor us, why not postpone us to a near term?' Say: 'The pleasure of thislife is little. The Everlasting Life is better for the cautious. You shallnot be wronged a single tissue (of the fine skin that covers a datestone).
    78. Wherever you are, death will overtake you, even if you shall bein the fortified, high towers.' If bounty reaches them, they say: 'This isfrom Allah,' but when evil hits them, they say: 'This is from you.' Say tothem: 'All is from Allah!' What is the matter with this people that theyscarcely understand any statement.
    79. Whatever good reaches you, it isfrom Allah, and whatever evil reaches you, it is from yourself. We havesent you (Prophet Muhammad) as a Messenger to humanity. Allah issufficient for a Witness.
    80. Whosoever obeys the Messenger, indeed he hasobeyed Allah. As for those who turn away, We have not sent you to be theirprotector.
    81. They say, 'Obedience,' but as soon as they leave you, aparty of them hide other than what they said. Allah writes down what theyhide. So turn away from them, and rely on Allah. Allah is sufficient for aGuardian.
    82. Will they not contemplate upon the Koran? If it had been fromother than Allah, they would surely have found in it many contradictions.
    83. When a matter comes to them, be it of security or fear, they broadcastit, whereas if they returned it to the Messenger and to those in authorityamong them, those of them whose task is to research it would have knownit. If it was not for the Bounty of Allah and His Mercy, all but a few ofyou would have followed satan.
    84. Therefore, fight in the way of Allah.You are only responsible for yourself. Urge the believers on, in orderthat Allah may restrain the might of those who disbelieve. Allah isstronger in might, and stronger in punishment.
    85. Whosoever intercedeswith a good intercession shall receive a share of it, and whosoeverintercedes with a bad intercession shall receive a portion of it. Allahhas power over all things.
    86. And when you are greeted with a greeting,greet with better than it, or return it. Allah is the Reckoner of allthings.
    87. Allah, there is no god except He. He will gather you to theResurrection Day, there is no doubt in it. And who is truer in statementthan Allah?
    88. What is the matter with you that you are two partiesconcerning the hypocrites when Allah has overthrown them for what theyearned? Would you desire to guide those whom Allah has caused to be ledastray? Whosoever Allah leads astray, you will not find for him a way.
    89. They wish that you would disbelieve as they disbelieve, and then you wouldbe equal. Therefore, do not take a guide from them until they emigrate inthe way of Allah. Then, if they turn back take them and kill them whereveryou find them. Do not take them for guides or helpers,
    90. except those whojoin to a nation in which there is between you and them a treaty, or theycome to you with their chests constricted from fighting you or fightingtheir nation. Had Allah willed, He would have given them power over you,and then they would have certainly fought you. Therefore, if they keepaway from you and do not fight you, offering you peace, then Allah doesnot make any way for you against them.
    91. You will find others desiring tobe secure from you, and secure from their own nation. Whenever they arecalled back to sedition, they plunge into it. If they do not keep awayfrom you and offer you peace, and restrain their hands, take them and killthem wherever you find them. Those, over them, We give you clearauthority.
    92. It is not for a believer to kill another believer, exceptthat it is by error. Whosoever kills a believer in error, let him free abelieving slave, and ransom is to be handed to his family, unless theyforgo being charitable. If he belonged to a people who are your enemies -and is a believer - then, the setting free of a believing slave. If hebelonged to a people in which there is between you and them a treaty, thena ransom is to be handed to his family and the setting free of a believingslave. But, if he does not find (the means) let him fast two consecutivemonths in repentance to Allah. And Allah is the Knower, the Wise.
    93. Therecompense for he who kills a believer deliberately is Gehenna (Hell), heis eternal there. Allah will be angry with him and will curse him andprepare for him a great punishment.
    94. Believers, if you are journeying inthe way of Allah, do not say to those who offer you peace, until it hasbeen clarified: 'You are not believers,' seeking the enjoyment of theworldly life, with Allah there are many spoils. You were like that before,and Allah has been gracious to you. Therefore let it be clarified. Surely,Allah is Aware of what you do.
    95. Believers who stay behind, having noinjury, are not equal to those who fight in the way of Allah with theirwealth and their souls. Allah has preferred those who fight with theirwealth and their souls a degree above those who stay behind (because ofsickness). Yet to each, Allah has promised the most excellent (Paradise).And Allah has preferred those who fought over those who stayed behind witha great wage.
    96. Ranks from Him, forgiveness and mercy. Allah is theForgiver, the Most Merciful.
    97. And the angels who take those who wrongedthemselves will say: 'In what condition were you?' They will reply 'Wewere oppressed in the land.' They (the angels) will say: 'Was not theearth of Allah wide enough for you in order that you migrate in it?'Those, their shelter will be Gehenna (Hell), an evil arrival.
    98. Exceptthe men, women, and children, who, being abased have no means and they areunable to guide themselves to a way.
    99. Those, Allah may pardon them, Heis the Pardoner, the Forgiver.
    100. Whosoever emigrates in the way of Allahshall find in the land numerous refuges and abundance. Whosoever leaveshis house an immigrant to Allah and His Messenger and then death overtakeshim, his wage shall have fallen upon Allah. Allah is the Forgiver, theMost Merciful.
    101. And when you are journeying in the land, there is nofault in you that you shorten the prayer if you fear that those whodisbelieve will afflict you. Indeed, the unbelievers are a clear enemy foryou.
    102. When you are with them, and establish the prayer, let a party ofthem stand with you, and let them take their weapons. After making theirprostrations, let them be behind you, and let another party who have notprayed come and pray with you, taking their precautions and their weapons.Those who disbelieve wish that you should be inattentive of your weaponsand your baggage, so that they might swoop upon you with one assault. Butthere is no fault in you if you are harmed by rain, or you are sick to layaside your weapons, but take your precautions. Allah has prepared ahumiliating punishment for the unbelievers.
    103. When you have establishedthe prayer, remember Allah standing, sitting, and on your sides. Then,when you are secure, establish the prayer, surely, prayer is timelywritten upon the believer.
    104. And do not be weak in seeking out thepeople. If you are suffering, they are also suffering as you aresuffering, but you are hoping from Allah that which they do not hope.Allah is the Knower, the Wise.
    105. Surely, We have sent down to you theBook with the truth, so that you will rule between the people by thatAllah has shown you. So do not be an advocate for the traitors.
    106. Andask the forgiveness of Allah, surely Allah is the Forgiver, the MostMerciful.
    107. And do not argue on behalf of those who betray themselves,surely, Allah does not love the sinful traitor.
    108. They seek to hidethemselves from the people, but they do not hide themselves from Allah forHe is with them when they hide the saying that does not please Him. Allahencompasses what they do.
    109. There you are, you have argued on theirbehalf in the worldly life, but who will argue with Allah on their behalfon the Day of Resurrection! Or who will be a guardian for them?
    110. He whodoes evil or wrongs himself and then asks forgiveness of Allah will findthat Allah is the Forgiver, the Most Merciful.
    111. Whosoever earns a sin,he only earns it against himself. Allah is the Knower, the Wise.
    112. Whosoever earns a fault or a sin and casts it upon the innocent, indeed,he bears the slander and a clear sin.
    113. But for the Favor of Allah toyou (Prophet Muhammad) and His Mercy, a party of them intended to lead youastray, but they only lead themselves astray, and they did not harm you athing. Allah has sent down to you the Book and the Wisdom and He hastaught you what you did not know. The Bounty of Allah to you is evergreat.
    114. There is no good in much of their confiding, except for he whobids to charity, honor, or reforms between people. Whosoever does that forthe sake of the pleasure of Allah, We shall give him a great wage.
    115. Butwhosoever opposes the Messenger after guidance has been made clear to himand follows a path other than that of the believers, We shall let himfollow what he has turned to and We shall roast him in Gehenna (Hell) - anevil arrival.
    116. Allah does not forgive (the sin of inventing an)association with Him, but He forgives other sins to whomsoever He will.Whosoever associates with Allah has gone astray in far error.
    117. Insteadof Him they supplicate to none but females, and indeed they supplicate tonone except the rebellious satan,
    118. whom Allah has cursed and he (satan)said: 'Indeed, I will take to myself an appointed portion of Yourworshipers,
    119. and lead them astray. I shall fill them with fancies andorder them to cut off the ears of cattle. I shall order them to alter thecreation of Allah.' Indeed, whosoever chooses satan for a guide, insteadof Allah, has surely suffered a clear loss.
    120. he promises them and fillsthem with fancies, but what satan promises them is only a delusion.
    121. Those, their shelter will be Gehenna (Hell), and from it they shall findno refuge.
    122. But those who believe and do good works We shall admit themto Gardens underneath which rivers flow, and there they shall live forever, the promise of Allah is true. And who is truer in speech than Allah!
    123. It is not by your fancies, nor by the fancies of the People of theBook. Whosoever does evil shall be recompensed for it, and he will notfind for himself, other than Allah, a guardian or helper.
    124. Butwhosoever does good works of righteousness, whether they be a believingmale or female, shall enter Paradise, and not be wronged a pit mark of adate stone.
    125. And who is better in religion than he who submits his faceto Allah, being a good-doer, and follows the Creed of Abraham, pure infaith? Allah took Abraham for a close friend.
    126. To Allah belongs allthat is in the heavens and the earth. Allah encompasses everything.
    127. They will ask you for a verdict concerning women. Say: "Allah decides foryou concerning them, and what has been recited in the Book concerningorphaned women to whom you do not give what is written, and yet desire tomarry them, and the abased children, and that you secure justice fororphans. Whatever good you do, Allah has knowledge it.
    128. If a womanfears hatred or aversion from her husband there is no fault in them if thecouple set things right between them, for reconciliation is better.Avarice attends the souls, but if you do what is good and are cautious,surely, Allah is Aware of what you do.
    129. You will not be able to be justbetween your women, even though you are eager. Do not be altogetherpartial so that you leave her as if she were suspended. If you reform andare cautious, Allah is the Forgiver, the Merciful.
    130. But if theyseparate, Allah will enrich each of them out from His Vastness. He is theEmbracer, the Wise.
    131. To Allah belongs all that is in the heavens andearth. We have charged those who were given the Book before you and you tofear Allah. If you disbelieve, to Allah belongs all that is in the heavensand the earth. Allah is Rich, the Praised.
    132. To Allah belongs all thatis in heaven and earth. It is sufficient that Allah is a Guardian.
    133. Opeople, if He will, He could make you extinct, and bring others. Surely,Allah is Powerful over that.
    134. Whosoever desires the reward of theworld, with Allah is the reward of the world and of the Everlasting Life.Allah is the Hearer, the Seer.
    135. Believers, be maintainers of justiceand witnesses for Allah, even though it is against yourselves, yourparents, or your kinsmen, whether he is rich or poor, Allah has morerights over both of them. So do not follow desires, so that you are (not)just. If you twist or turn, Allah is Aware of what you do.
    136. Believers,believe in Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad), in the Book He has sentdown to His Messenger, and in the Book He sent down before. Whosoeverdisbelieves in Allah, His angels, His Books, His Messengers, and the LastDay, has surely gone astray into far error.
    137. Those who believe, andthen disbelieve, and then believe, and then disbelieve, and increase indisbelief - Allah is not to forgive them nor guide them on a way.
    138. Giveglad tidings to the hypocrites that for them there is a painfulpunishment.
    139. Those who take unbelievers for guides instead ofbelievers, are they seeking might with them? Surely, the Might altogetherbelongs to Allah.
    140. He has sent down upon you in the Book: "When youhear His verses being disbelieved or mocked, do not sit with them untilthey engage in other talk, or else you will surely be like them. Allahwill surely gather the hypocrites and unbelievers altogether in Gehenna(Hell).
    141. (As for) those who lay in wait for you. If a victory comes toyou from Allah they say: 'Were we not with you?' But if the unbelieversget a portion, they say, 'Were we not mightier than you, and did we notdefend you from the believers?' Allah will judge between you on the Day ofResurrection. Allah will not grant the unbelievers any way over thebelievers.
    142. The hypocrites seek to deceive Allah, but Allah isdeceiving them. When they stand up to pray, they stand up lazily, showingoff to the people and do not remember Allah, except a little,
    143. waveringbetween (belief and disbelief), neither to these nor to those, and whomAllah leads astray, you will not find a way for him.
    144. Believers, do nottake the unbelievers for guides instead of the believers, or do you desireto give Allah a clear authority over you?
    145. The hypocrites will be inthe lowest place of the Fire, you will not find a helper for them.
    146. Butthose who repent and mend (their ways), who hold fast to Allah, and maketheir religion sincerely for Allah - they are with the believers, andAllah will certainly give the believers a great wage.
    147. What, wouldAllah do with punishing you if you thank and believe! Allah is theThanker, the Knower.
    148. Allah does not love the shouting of evil words,except by he who has been wronged. He is the Hearer, the Knower.
    149. Ifyou display good or hide it, or pardon an evil, surely, Allah is thePardoner, the Powerful.
    150. Those who disbelieve in Allah and HisMessengers, and desire to divide between Allah and His Messengers (bybelieving in Him without them), and say, 'We believe in some (ProphetsMoses and Jesus), and disbelieve in some of them (such as ProphetMuhammad),' desiring to take between this (and that) a way (between beliefand disbelief) -
    151. those in truth are the unbelievers, and We haveprepared for the unbelievers a humiliating punishment.
    152. And those whobelieve in Allah, and His Messengers and do not divide between any ofthem; to those, We shall surely give them their wages. Allah is theForgiver, the Most Merciful.
    153. The People of the Book ask you to bringdown upon them a Book from heaven. Of Moses they asked greater than that,they said to him: 'Show us Allah openly.' And a thunderbolt took them fortheir evil doing. Then they took to themselves the calf, after the clearproofs had come to them, yet We forgave that and We gave Moses clearauthority.
    154. And We raised the Mount above them, and took covenant withthem, and We said: 'Enter in at the gate, prostrating', and We said tothem, 'Do not transgress the Sabbath', and We took from them a solemncovenant.
    155. So, for their breaking of the covenant, and disbelieving theverses of Allah, and killing their Prophets without right and for saying,'Our hearts are covered' - no, but Allah has sealed them for theirdisbelief, so, except for a few, they do not believe.
    156. Also for theirdisbelief and their saying about Mary a great calumny,
    157. and for theirsaying, 'We killed the Messiah, Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger (andProphet) of Allah.' They did not kill him, nor did they crucify him, butto them, he (the crucified) had been given the look (of Prophet Jesus).Those who differ concerning him (Prophet Jesus) are surely in doubtregarding him, they have no knowledge of him, except the following ofsupposition, and (it is) a certainty they did not kill him.
    158. Rather,Allah raised him up to Him. Allah is Almighty, the Wise.
    159. There is notone of the People of the Book but will surely believe in him (ProphetJesus) before his death, and on the Day of Resurrection he will be awitness against them.
    160. And for the harm-doing of those of Jewry, Wehave forbidden them the good things that were permitted to them, and alsofor their barring many from the way of Allah.
    161. And for their taking ofusury, that they were prohibited, and consuming the wealth of people infalsehood, for the unbelievers among them We have prepared a painfulpunishment.
    162. But those of them that are firmly rooted in knowledge, andthe believers believing in what has been sent down to you (ProphetMuhammad), and what was sent down before you, and those who establish theprayer and pay the obligatory charity, and those who believe in Allah andthe Last Day - to those, We surely give a great wage.
    163. We have revealedto you as We revealed to Noah and to the Prophets after him, and Werevealed to (Prophets) Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob and the tribes,Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron, and Solomon, and We gave to David the Psalms.
    164. And Messengers of whom We have narrated to you before, and Messengersof whom We did not narrate to you. Certainly, Allah talked to Moses.
    165. Messengers bearing glad tidings and warning, so that the people will haveno argument against Allah, after the Messengers. Allah is the Almighty,the Wise.
    166. But Allah bears witness for that which He has sent down toyou. He has sent it down with His Knowledge, and the angels bear witness,it is sufficient that Allah is the Witness.
    167. Those who disbelieve andbar from the way of Allah have strayed into far error.
    168. Surely, thosewho disbelieve and have done harm. Allah would not forgive them, neitherguide them to a Path,
    169. except the road to Gehenna, there they areeternal, and for Allah that is an easy matter.
    170. O people, the Messenger(Prophet Muhammad) has come to you with the truth from your Lord, sobelieve, it is better for you. If you disbelieve, to Allah belongs allthat is in the heavens and the earth. And Allah is the Knower, the Wise.
    171. People of the Book, do not exaggerate your religion. Do not say aboutAllah except the truth. Indeed, the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, is only aMessenger (and Prophet) of Allah, and His Word (Be) which He gave to Mary,and a (created) spirit by Him. So believe in Allah and His Messengers anddo not say: 'Trinity.' Refrain, it is better for you. Allah is only OneGod. Exaltations to Him that He should have son! To Him belongs all thatis in the heavens and in the earth, it is sufficient that Allah is theGuardian.
    172. The Messiah would not despise being a worshiper of Allah,nor would the angels who are near. Whosoever despises worshipping Him, andbecomes proud, He will surely assemble them all to Him.
    173. As for thosewho believe and did good deeds, He will pay them in full their wages, andHe will increase them from His Bounty. As for those who despise and becameproud, He will punish them with a painful punishment, and they will findneither a guide nor a helper for themselves, other than Allah.
    174. Opeople, a proof has come to you from your Lord, and We have sent down toyou a clear light.
    175. Those who believe in Allah and hold fast to Him, Hewill surely admit them to a Mercy and Bounty from Him, and He will guidethem to Him on a Straight Path.
    176. They will ask you for a verdict. Say:'Allah rules for you concerning the indirect heir (alkalalah which is), ifa person dies, having no children, but he has a sister, she shall receivehalf of what he leaves, and he is her heir if she has no children. Ifthere are two sisters, they shall receive two-thirds of what he leaves, ifthere are siblings, men and women, for a male like the share of twofemales. Allah clarifies to you, lest you go astray, Allah isKnowledgeable of everything.

      5. The Table - Al Ma'ida

      In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

      1. Believers, fulfill your obligations. It is lawful for you (to eat theflesh of) the beast among cattle other than that which is recited to you,hunting is forbidden while you are on pilgrimage. Allah decrees what Hewill.
      2. Believers, do not violate the rites of Allah, or the sacred month,or the offerings, or (those hung with) necklaces, nor those whose aim isto the Sacred House seeking from their Lord bounty and pleasure. Once yourpilgrimage has ended, you are free to hunt. Do not allow your hatred for anation who would bar you from the Holy Mosque to lead you to transgress.And cooperate in righteousness and warding off (evil), and do notcooperate in sinfulness and transgression. Have fear of Allah, for Allahis Stern in retribution.
      3. You are forbidden (to consume) the dead, bloodand the flesh of swine; also flesh dedicated to any other than Allah, theflesh of strangled (animals) and of those beaten, that which is killed byfalling, gored to death, mangled by beasts of prey, unless you find it(still alive) and slaughter it; also of animals sacrificed on stones (toidols). (You are forbidden) to seek division by the arrows, that isdebauchery. Those who disbelieve have this day despaired of your religion.Do not fear them, but fear Me. This day I have perfected your religion foryou and completed My favor to you. I have approved Islam to be yourreligion. (As for) he who does not intend to commit a sin but isconstrained by hunger to eat of what is forbidden, then surely Allah isForgiving, Merciful.
      4. They ask you what is lawful to them. Say: 'The goodthings are lawful to you, as well as that which you have taught the birdsand beasts of prey to catch, teaching them of what Allah has taught you.Eat of what they catch for you, pronouncing upon it the Name of Allah. Andfear Allah, Allah is Swift at reckoning.'
      5. The good things have this daybeen made lawful to you. The food of those to whom the Book was given islawful to you, and your food is lawful to them. Lawful to you (inmarriage) are the free believing women and the free women from among thosewho were given the Book before you, provided that you give them theirdowries in marriage, neither committing fornication nor taking them asmistresses. Whosoever denies the belief, his labors will be annulled. Inthe Everlasting Life he is of the losers.
      6. Believers, when you rise topray wash your faces and your hands as far as the elbow, and wipe yourheads and (wash) your feet to the ankle. If you are in a state ofimpurity, cleanse yourselves. But if you are sick or traveling, or, ifwhen you have just relieved yourselves or had intercourse with women andyou cannot find water, touch the clean surface of the earth and rub yourhands and faces with it. Allah does not wish to burden you, He seeks onlyto purify you and to complete His Favor to you in order that you maythank.
      7. Remember the favor of Allah upon you, and the covenant with whichHe bound you when you said: 'We hear and obey.' Have fear of Allah. Allahis the Knower of the innermost of the chests.'
      8. Believers, be dutiful toAllah and bearers of just witness. Do not allow your hatred for otherpeople to turn you away from justice. Deal justly; it is nearer to piety.Have fear of Allah; Allah is Aware of what you do.
      9. Allah has promisedthose who believe and do good works forgiveness and a great reward.
      10. Asfor those who disbelieve and belie Our verses, they shall become thecompanions of Hell.
      11. Believers, remember the favor which Allah bestowedupon you when certain people were about to stretch their hands towardsyou, but He restrained them. Have fear of Allah. In Allah let thebelievers put their trust.
      12. Allah made a covenant with the Children ofIsrael and raised among them twelve chieftains. He said: 'I shall be withyou and if you establish the prayers and pay the obligatory charity; ifyou believe in My Messengers and assist them and give Allah a generousloan, I shall forgive you your sins and admit you to Gardens underneathwhich rivers flow. Whosoever amongst you disbelieves after that, he indeedhas strayed from the Straight Path.'
      13. But because they broke theircovenant, We cursed them and hardened their hearts. They changed the Wordsfrom their places and have forgotten a portion of what they were reminded.Except for a few, you will always find treachery from them, yet pardonthem, and forgive; indeed Allah loves the good-doers.
      14. With those whosaid they were Nazarenes, We made a Covenant, but they have forgotten muchof what they were reminded. Therefore, We stirred among them enmity andhatred till the Day of Resurrection when Allah will inform them of allthat they have done.
      15. People of the Book! Our Messenger (Muhammad) hascome to clarify to you much of what you have hidden of the Book, and toforgive you much. A light has come to you from Allah and a Clear Book,
      16. with which Allah guides those who seek His pleasure to the Paths of Peace.By His permission He takes them out from darkness to the light, and guidesthem to a Straight Path.
      17. Those who say that Allah is the Messiah, sonof Mary are indeed those who disbelieved. Say: 'Who then could prevent anything from Allah, if He willed to destroy the Messiah, son of Mary,together with his mother and all the people of the earth? For Allah is thekingdom of the heavens and the earth and all that lies between them. Hecreates what He will and has power over all things.'
      18. The Jews and theNazarenes say: 'We are the children of Allah and His loved ones.' Say:'Why then does He punish you for your sins? Surely, you are mortalsamongst what He created. He forgives whom He will, and punishes whom Hewill. For Allah is the Kingdom of the heavens and the earth, and all thatis between them. All shall return to Him.'
      19. People of the Book! After aninterval during which there were no Messengers, Our Messenger (Muhammad)has come to clarify (your religion) to you, lest you should say: 'Nobearer of glad tidings or a warner has come to us.' Indeed, there has cometo you a bearer of glad tidings and a warner. Allah has power over allthings.
      20. (Remember) when Moses said to his people. 'Remember, my people,the favors which Allah has bestowed upon you. He has raised up Prophetsamong you, made you kings, and given you that which He has not given toany one of the worlds.
      21. Enter, my people, the Holy Land which Allah haswritten for you. Do not turn back in your footsteps, lest you shall turnto be losers.'
      22. 'Moses,' they replied, 'therein is a nation of giants.We will not enter until they depart from it; if they depart from it onlythen shall we enter.'
      23. Thereupon, two pious men whom Allah had favoredsaid: 'Go in to them through the gate, and if you enter you shall surelybe victorious. In Allah put your trust, if you are believers.'
      24. Theysaid: 'Moses, we will never go in so long as they are in it. Go, you andyour Lord, to fight. We will stay here.'
      25. He said: 'Lord, I have nonebut myself and my brother. Set a barrier between us and the wickedpeople.'
      26. He said: 'They shall be forbidden this land for forty years,during which time they shall wander (homeless) on the earth. Do not grievefor these wicked people.'
      27. Recite to them in all truth the news ofAdam's two sons; how they each made an offering, and how the offering ofthe one was accepted while that of the other was not. He said: 'I willsurely kill you.' (The other) said: 'Allah accepts only from therighteous.
      28. If you stretch your hand to kill me, I shall not stretchmine to kill you; for I fear Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.
      29. I wouldrather you bear my sin and your sin and become among the inhabitants ofHell. Such is the recompense of the harmdoers.'
      30. His soul made it seemfair to him to slay his brother; he killed him and became one of the lost.
      31. Then Allah sent down a crow, which dug the earth to show him how tobury the naked corpse of his brother. 'Alas!' he said, 'am I unable to belike this crow and so I bury my brother's naked corpse.' And he becameamong those who regret.
      32. That was why We wrote for the Children ofIsrael that who ever killed a soul, except for a soul slain, or forsedition in the earth, it should be considered as though he had killed allmankind; and that who ever saved it should be regarded as though he hadsaved all mankind. Our Messengers brought them proofs; then many of themthereafter commit excesses in the earth.
      33. The recompense of those whomake war against Allah and His Messenger and spread corruption in the landis that they are to be killed or crucified, or have their hand and a footcut off on opposite sides, or be expelled from the land. For them is shamein this world and a great punishment in the Everlasting Life;
      34. exceptthose who repent before you have power over them. For you must know thatAllah is Forgiving, the Most Merciful.
      35. Believers, have fear of Allahand seek the means by which you come to Him. Struggle in His Way in orderthat you are prosperous.
      36. As for those who disbelieve, if they possessedall that the earth contains and as much besides to ransom themselves fromthe punishment of the Day of Resurrection, it shall not be accepted fromthem. Theirs shall be a painful punishment.
      37. They will wish to get outof the Fire, but they shall not, theirs shall be a lasting punishment.
      38. As for the man or woman who is guilty of theft, recompense them by cuttingoff their hands for their crimes. That is the punishment from Allah. Allahis Mighty, Wise.
      39. But whoever repents and mends his ways aftercommitting evil shall be pardoned by Allah. Allah is Forgiving, MostMerciful.
      40. Do you not know that to Allah belongs the Kingdom of theheavens and the earth? He punishes whom He will and forgives whom He will.Allah has power over all things.
      41. O Messenger, do not grieve for thosewho race into disbelief; those who say with their mouth: 'We believe,' yettheir hearts did not believe, and the Jews who listen to lies and listento other nations who have not come to you. They pervert the words in theirplaces and say: 'If you are given this, accept it; if not, then beware!'Whomsoever Allah wishes to try, you will not own anything with Allahconcerning him. For those whose hearts Allah does not will to purify shallbe disgrace in this world and a grievous punishment in the EverlastingLife.
      42. They are listeners to lies and devourers of the unlawful. If theycome to you, judge between them or turn away from them. If you avoid themthey cannot harm you in anything; but if you judge, judge between themwith fairness. Allah loves the just.
      43. But how will they come to you forjudgment when they already have the Torah in which is the judgement ofAllah? Then they turn away after that; those are not believers.
      44. We havesent down the Torah in which there is guidance and light by which thesubmissive prophets judged the Jews, as did the rabbis and those of theirLord, guarding what they were required to of the Book of Allah, and forwhich they were witness. Do not fear people, but fear Me. And, do not takea small price for My verses. Those who do not judge with what Allah hassent down are the unbelievers.
      45. We have written for them a life for alife, an eye for an eye, a nose for a nose, an ear for an ear, a tooth fora tooth, and for wounds equal retaliation, but whosoever forgoes it as afreewill offering, it will be an expiation for him. Whoever does not judgeaccording to what Allah has sent down are the harmdoers.
      46. And We sent,following in their footsteps (Prophet) Jesus, the son of Mary, confirmingthat which was before him in the Torah, and gave him the Gospel, in whichthere is guidance and light, confirming that which was before him in theTorah, a guide and an admonition to the cautious.
      47. Therefore, let thepeople of Gospel judge in accordance with that which Allah has sent in it.Those who do not judge according to that which Allah has sent down are theevildoers.
      48. And to you We have revealed the Book with the truthconfirming the Book that was revealed before it, and a guardian over it.Therefore, give judgment among them in accordance to what Allah has sentdown and do not yield to their fancies from the truth that has come toyou. We have ordained a law and a Path for each of you. Had Allah willed,He could have made you one nation but that He might try you by that whichHe has bestowed upon you. Race with one another in good works, to Allahyou shall all return and He will declare to you what you were at variance.
      49. And judge among them in accordance to that which Allah has sent downand do not be led by their desires. Take heed lest they should turn youaway from a part of that which Allah has sent to you. If they reject yourjudgment, know that Allah wants to scourge them for some of their sins.Many of the people are wrongdoers.
      50. Is it pagan laws that they wish tobe judged by? Who is a better judge than Allah for a nation whose beliefis firm?
      51. Believers, take neither Jews nor Nazarenes for your guides.They are guides of one another. Whosoever of you takes them for a guideshall become one of their number. Allah does not guide the wrongdoers.
      52. You see those in whose hearts is sickness racing with one another to cometo them. They say: 'We fear lest a change of fortune should befall us.'May Allah bring victory or make known His ordinance, then, they shallregret what they had hidden in themselves.
      53. Then the believers will say:'Are those (the ones) who solemnly swore by Allah that they would stand byyou?' Their works will be annulled and they shall be the losers.
      54. Believers, whosoever of you turns from his religion, Allah will bring anation whom He loves and they love Him, humble towards the believers andstern towards the unbelievers, striving for the Path of Allah and fearlessof anyone's blame. Such is the Bounty of Allah; He bestows it on whom Hewill. He is the Embracer, the Knower.
      55. Your guide is only Allah, HisMessenger, and the believers; those who establish the prayer, pay theirobligatory charity, and bow down (in worship).
      56. Whosoever takes Allahfor a guide, His Messenger, and the believers - the party of Allah is thevictor.
      57. Believers, do not take as guides those who were given the Bookbefore you who have made of your religion a jest and a pastime, nor theunbelievers. Have fear of Allah, if you are believers.
      58. When you call toprayer, they treat it as a jest and a pastime. That is because they are apeople who have no understanding.
      59. Say: 'People of the Book, do youblame us for any reason other than that we believe in Allah and in whathas been sent down to us, and what was sent down before us, and that mostof you are evildoers?'
      60. Say: 'Shall I tell you who will receive a worserecompense from Allah than that? Those whom Allah has cursed and with whomHe is angry, and made some of them apes and swine, and those who worshipthe devil. The place of these is worse, and they have strayed further fromthe Right Path.'
      61. When they came to you they said: 'We are believers.'Indeed, they have entered with disbelief, and so they have departed withit; Allah knows best what they conceal.
      62. You see many of them race withone another in sin and transgression and devour the unlawful. Evil is whatthey do.
      63. Do those of the Lord and the rabbis not forbid them to speaksinfully and to devour what is unlawful? Evil indeed is what they weredoing.
      64. The Jews say: 'The Hand of Allah is chained.' Their own handsare chained! And they are cursed for what they said! Rather, His Hands areboth outstretched, He spends as He will. That which Allah has sent down toyou will surely increase the tyranny and disbelief of many of them. Wehave stirred among them enmity and hatred up until the Day ofResurrection. Whenever they kindle the fire of war, Allah extinguishes it.They spread corruption in the land, and Allah does not love those whocorrupt.
      65. If the People of the Book had believed and kept from evil, Wewould pardon them their sins and admit them to the Gardens of Delight.
      66. If they had established the Torah and the Gospel and what was sent down tothem from their Lord they would be eating from above them and from beneaththeir feet. Some of them are a righteous nation; but many of them - evilis what they do.
      67. O Messenger, deliver what is sent down to you fromyour Lord; if you do not, you will not have conveyed His Message. Allahprotects you from the people. Allah does not guide the nation, theunbelievers.
      68. Say: 'People of the Book, you are not upon anything untilyou establish the Torah and the Gospel and that which is sent down to youfrom your Lord.' And that which is sent down to you (Prophet Muhammad)from your Lord will surely increase the tyranny and disbelief of many ofthem. But do not grieve for the unbelieving nation.
      69. Those who believe,Jews, Sabaeans, and Nazarenes - whoever believes in Allah and the Last Dayand does good shall neither fear, nor shall they sorrow (as long as theydo not reject any of the prophets).
      70. We took a covenant with theChildren of Israel and sent forth Messengers to them. But whenever aMessenger came to them with that which did not suit their fancies theybelied some and killed others.
      71. They thought there would be no trial; sothey were blind and deaf. Then Allah turned towards them; then again manyof them were blind and deaf. And Allah is the Seer of what they do.
      72. Theunbelievers are those who say: 'Allah is the Messiah, the son of Mary.'But the Messiah said: 'Children of Israel, worship Allah, my Lord and yourLord.' He who associates anything with Allah, Allah has indeed forbiddenParadise to him, and his abode shall be in the Fire. The harmdoers shallhave no helpers.
      73. Indeed those who say: 'Allah is the third of theTrinity' became unbelievers. There is but One God. If they do not desistin what they say, a painful punishment will afflict those of them thatdisbelieve.
      74. Will they not turn to Allah in repentance and ask Hisforgiveness? He is Forgiving, Merciful.
      75. The Messiah, the son of Mary,was not except a Messenger, other Messengers had gone before him. Hismother was in the state of sincerity, they both ate food. See how We makeplain to them Our signs. Then, see how perverted they are.
      76. Say: 'Willyou worship instead of Allah that which owns neither harm, nor benefit foryou? Allah is the Hearer, Knower.'
      77. Say: 'People of the Book! Do notexaggerate your religion, other than the truth, and do not follow thedesires of a people who went astray before, and led many astray, and,(once again) have gone astray from the Straight Path.'
      78. Those whodisbelieved of the Children of Israel were cursed by the tongue of(Prophets) David and Jesus, the son of Mary, because they disobeyed andtransgressed.
      79. They did not forbid one another from the wrongdoing theywere committing. Evil is what they were doing.
      80. You see many of themtaking the unbelievers as guides. Evil is that to which their soulsforwarded them, that Allah is angered against them, and in the punishmentthey shall live for ever.
      81. Had they believed in Allah and the Prophet(Muhammad) and that which is sent down to him, they would not have takenthem as guides. But many of them are evildoers.
      82. You will find that themost people in enmity to the believers are the Jews and idolaters, andthat the nearest in affection to the believers are those who say: 'We areNazarenes.' That is because amongst them there are priests and monks; andbecause they are not proud.
      83. When they listen to that which was sentdown to the Messenger, you will see their eyes fill with tears as theyrecognize its truth. They say: 'Lord, we believe. Write us among thewitnesses.
      84. Why should we not believe in Allah and in the truth that hascome down to us? Why should we not hope for admission among therighteous?'
      85. For their words Allah has rewarded them with Gardensunderneath which rivers flow, where they shall live for ever. Such is therecompense of the righteous.
      86. But those who disbelieve and belie Ourverses shall be the companions of Hell.
      87. Believers, do not forbid thegood things that Allah has made lawful to you. Do not transgress; Allahdoes not love the transgressors.
      88. Eat of the lawful and good things withwhich Allah has provided you. Have fear of Allah in whom you believe.
      89. Allah will not take you to account for a slip in your oaths. But He willtake you to account for the oaths which you solemnly swear. Its expiationis the feeding of ten needy (people) with such food as you normally offerto your own people; or the clothing of them; or the freeing of a slave. Hewho does not have must fast three days. That is the expiation of youroaths when you have sworn; but keep your oaths. Allah makes plain to youHis verses, in order that you are thankful.
      90. Believers, wine andgambling, idols and divining arrows are abominations from the work ofsatan. Avoid them, in order that you prosper.
      91. satan seeks to stir upenmity and hatred among you by means of wine and gambling, and to bar youfrom the remembrance of Allah and from praying. Will you not abstain fromthem?
      92. Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger. Beware; if you give no heed,know that Our Messenger's duty is only to give the clear delivery.
      93. Noblame shall be attached to those who believe and did good works in regardto any food they have eaten, so long as they ward off (the forbidden) andbelieve, and do good deeds, then they fear and believe, and again, so longas they fear and do fine deeds. Allah loves the generous.
      94. Believers,Allah will test you by means of some hunting which you can catch with yourhands and with your spears, in order that Allah knows those who fear Himin private. For he who transgresses thereafter shall be a painfulpunishment.
      95. O believers, do not kill the hunted while you are inpilgrim sanctity. Whosoever of you kills it willfully there shall be arecompense, the like of what he has slain from cattle as shall be judgedby two just men among you, an offering to reach the Ka'bah; or expiation -food for needy persons or the equivalent of that in fasting, so that hemay taste the weight of the recompense of his action. Allah has pardonedwhat is past; but whoever offends again, Allah will take vengeance on him.Allah is the Almighty, Owner of Vengeance.
      96. Made lawful to you is thefished of the sea and its food, an enjoyment for you and for travelers.But you are forbidden the hunted of the land whilst you are on pilgrimage.Have fear of Allah, before whom you shall all be assembled.
      97. Allah hasmade the Ka'bah the Sacred House, as an establishment for people; and theSacred Month, and the offering, and the necklaces, in order that you knowthat Allah has knowledge of all that is in the heavens and the earth; andthat Allah has knowledge of all things.
      98. Know that Allah is Stern inretribution, and that Allah is the Forgiver and the Most Merciful.
      99. Theduty of the Messenger is only the delivery (of the Message). Allah knowswhat you reveal and what you hide.
      100. Say: 'The evil and the good are notalike, even if the abundance of evil pleases you. Have fear of Allah, youwho are possessed of minds, in order that you prosper.'
      101. Believers, donot ask about things that if they appeared to you, would only upset you;but if you ask about them when the Koran is being sent down, they shall bemade plain to you. Allah will pardon it; Allah is Forgiving, Clement.
      102. A nation asked about them before you, and with it they became unbelievers.
      103. Allah has not made cattle, a slit eared she-camel, nor a freelygrazing she-camel, nor a she-camel that bore twins, nor an uncastratedcamel (dedicated to idols), but those who disbelieve invent lies againstAllah. Most of them do not understand.
      104. When it is said to them: 'Cometo that which Allah has sent down, and to the Messenger,' they reply:'Sufficient for us is what we have found our fathers upon,' even thoughtheir fathers knew nothing and were not guided.
      105. Believers, look afteryour own souls, he who goes astray cannot harm you if you are guided. Youshall all return to Allah, and He will inform you of what you have done.
      106. Believers, if you are traveling in the land and the affliction ofdeath befalls you, at the bequeathing testimony shall be two just men fromamong you, or two others from other than you. You shall detain both afterthe prayer, and they shall swear by Allah if you are doubtful: 'We willnot sell it for a price, even though it were a near kinsmen, nor will wehide the testimony of Allah, because then we would surely be among thesinful.'
      107. But if it is discovered that both of them have been subjectto sinning, then two others shall stand in their place, these being thenearest of those most concerned, and they shall swear by Allah: 'Ourtestimony is truer than their testimony, and we have not transgressed,because then we would surely be among the harmdoers.'
      108. So it islikelier that they will bear testimony in proper form, or else they willbe afraid that oaths may be rejected after their oaths. Fear Allah, andlisten; Allah does not guide the people of the evildoers.
      109. On a Day,Allah will gather all the Messengers and ask them: 'How were youanswered?' They will reply: 'We have no knowledge, You are the Knower ofthe unseen.'
      110. When Allah said: '(Prophet) Jesus, son of Mary, rememberthe favor upon you and on your mother; how I strengthened you with theHoly Spirit (Gabriel), to speak to people in your cradle and of age (whenhe descends and dies); how I taught you the Book and Wisdom, the Torah andthe Gospel; and how, by My permission, you fashioned from clay thelikeness of a bird, and breathed into it so that, by My permission, itbecame a living bird. How, by My permission, you healed the blind man andthe leper, and by My permission you brought the dead forth; and how Iprotected you from the Children of Israel when you brought them clearsigns; whereupon the unbelievers among them said: "This is nothing butplain magic".
      111. When I revealed to the disciples to believe in Me and inMy Messenger they replied: "We believe, bear witness that we submit."
      112. When the disciples said: 'O (Prophet) Jesus, son of Mary, can your Lordsend down to us a table from heaven?' He replied: 'Have fear of Allah, ifyou are believers.'
      113. 'We wish to eat of it,' they said, 'so that we cansatisfy our hearts and know that what you said to us is true, and that webecome witnesses to it.'
      114. 'Allah, our Lord,' said (Prophet) Jesus, theson of Mary, 'send down upon us a table out of heaven, that shall be afestival for us - the first and the last of us - and a sign from You. Andprovide for us; You are the Best of providers.'
      115. Allah replied: 'I amsending it to you. But whoever of you disbelieves thereafter I shallpunish him with a punishment that I do not punish anyone from the worlds.'
      116. And when Allah said: '(Prophet) Jesus, son of Mary, did you ever sayto the people: "Take me and my mother for two gods, other than Allah?"'Exaltations to You,' he said, 'how could I say that to which I have noright? If I had said that, You would have surely known. You know what isin my self, but I do not know what is in Yours. Indeed, You are theKnowledgeable of the unseen.
      117. I spoke to them of nothing except thatwhich You ordered me, that you worship Allah, my Lord and our Lord. Iwitnessed them whilst living in their midst and ever since You took me toYou, You have been the Watcher over them. You are the Witness ofeverything.
      118. If You punish them (for their disbelief), they surely areYour subjects; and if You forgive them, surely You are the Almighty, theWise.'
      119. Allah will say: 'This is the Day the truthful shall benefit bytheir truthfulness. They shall live for ever in Gardens underneath whichrivers flow. Allah is pleased with them, and they are pleased with Him.That is the great winning.'
      120. To Allah belongs the Kingdom of theheavens and the earth and what is in them. He has power over all things.

      6. The Cattle - Al-'An'am

      In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

      1. Praise is due to Allah, who has created the heavens and the earth andmade darkness and light. Yet the unbelievers make (others) equal withtheir Lord.
      2. It is He who has created you from clay. He has decreed aterm for you and another one set with Him. Yet you are still in doubt.
      3. He is Allah in the heavens and earth. He has knowledge of all that youhide and all that you reveal. He knows what you earn.
      4. Yet every time asign comes to them from the signs of their Lord, they turn away from it.
      5. They belied the truth when it came to them, but there shall come to themnews of that they were mocking.
      6. Have they not seen how many generationsWe have destroyed before them whom We had established in the land in a wayWe never established you, sending down for them abundant water from thesky and made the rivers to flow underneath them? Yet because they sinned,We destroyed them and raised up other generations after them.
      7. Had Wesent down to you a Book on parchment and they touched it with their ownhands, those who disbelieved would say: 'This is nothing but plain magic.'
      8. They ask: 'Why has no angel been sent down to him?' If We had sent downan angel, their fate would have been determined and they would never havebeen respited.
      9. If We had made him an angel, We would have given him theresemblance of a man, and would have as such confused them with that inwhich they are already confused.
      10. Other Messengers have been mockedbefore you. But those who scoffed at them were encompassed by that theyhad mocked.'
      11. Say: 'Travel the land and see what was the fate of thosewho belied.'
      12. Say: 'To whom belongs that which is in the heavens and theearth?' Say: 'To Allah. He has written for Himself mercy, and will gatheryou on the Day of Resurrection in which there is no doubt. Those who havelost their souls, they do not believe.'
      13. His is whatever is at rest inthe night and in the day. He is the Hearing, the Knowing.
      14. Say: 'ShouldI take any but Allah for a guardian? He is the Originator of the heavensand the earth. He feeds and is not fed.' Say: 'I was commanded to be thefirst to submit to Him.' Do not be one of the idolaters.
      15. Say: 'Indeed Ifear, if I should disobey my Lord, the punishment of a great Day.'
      16. Fromwhomsoever it is averted on that Day, He will have mercy on him; that is aclear triumph.
      17. If Allah visits you with affliction, none can remove itexcept He; and if He touches you with good, indeed, He has power over allthings.
      18. He is the Conqueror over His worshipers. He is the Wise, theAware.
      19. Say: 'What thing is greatest in testimony?' Say: 'Allah is awitness between me and you. This Koran has been revealed to me in orderthat I can warn you and all whom it reaches. Do you indeed testify thatthere are gods other than Allah?' Say: 'I do not testify!' Say: 'He isonly One God, and I am quit of that which you associate.'
      20. Those to whomWe have given the Book know him (Prophet Muhammad) as they know their ownchildren. But those who have lost their own souls do not believe.
      21. Whois more wicked than he who invents a lie about Allah or belies His verses?The harmdoers shall never prosper.
      22. On the Day when We gather them alltogether We shall say to the idolaters: 'Where are your partners now,those whom you claimed?'
      23. Then it was not their trial, but they willsay: 'By Allah, our Lord we have never been idolaters.'
      24. Look how theylie against themselves, and how that which they were forging has goneastray from them!
      25. Some of them listen to you. But We have cast veilsover their hearts lest they understand it and in their ears heaviness; andif they see every sign they do not believe in it. When they come to youthey argue, the unbelievers say: 'This is nothing but the tales of theancient ones.'
      26. They forbid from it (the Koran) and keep away from it.They destroy none except themselves, though they do not sense it.
      27. Ifyou could see them when they are set before the Fire! They will say:'Would that we could return! Then we would not belie the verses of ourLord and would be believers.'
      28. Indeed, that which they concealed willappear to them. But if they were sent back, they would return to thatwhich they have been forbidden. They are indeed liars.
      29. They say: 'Thereis only but our present life; we shall not be resurrected.'
      30. If youcould see them when they are made to stand before their Lord! He will say:'Is this not the truth?' 'Yes, by our Lord' they will reply, and He willsay: 'Taste then the punishment, for that which you disbelieved!'
      31. Theyare lost indeed, those who belied the meeting with Allah. When the Hourovertakes them suddenly, they will say: 'Alas, for us, that we neglectedit!' On their backs they shall be bearing their sinful loads; how evil iswhat they sin!
      32. The life of this world is but playing and an amusement.Surely, the Everlasting home is better for the cautious. Will you notunderstand?
      33. We know what they say saddens you. It is not you that theybelie; but the harmdoers deny the verses of Allah.
      34. Messengers indeedwere belied before you, yet they became patient with that which they werebelied, and were hurt until Our help came to them. There is none to alterthe Words of Allah; and there has already come to you some news of theMessengers.
      35. If their turning away is hard upon you, seek if you can, atunnel in the ground or a ladder to the sky by which you can bring them asign. Had Allah willed, He would gather them to guidance. Do not then beamong the ignorant.
      36. Those who listen will surely answer. As for thedead, Allah will revive them. To Him they shall return.
      37. They ask: 'Whyhas no sign been sent down to him from his Lord?' Say: 'Allah is Able tosend down a sign.' But most of them do not know.
      38. There is no crawlingcreature on the earth, nor a bird that flies with its two wings, but theyare nations like you. We have neglected nothing in the Book. They shallall be gathered before their Lord.
      39. Those who belie Our verses are deafand dumb, in darkness. Allah leaves in error whom He will, and guides tothe Straight Path whom He pleases.
      40. Say: 'Do you see yourselves when thepunishment of Allah smites you or the Hour overtakes you, will you call onany except Allah, if you are truthful?
      41. No, on Him alone you will call,and He will remove that for which you call upon Him, if He will. Then youwill forget what you associate (with Him).
      42. Before you We sent forth toother nations, and then seized them with misery and hardship so that theymight humble themselves.
      43. If only they humbled themselves when Ourscourge overtook them! But their hearts were hardened, and satan decoratedto them what they were doing.
      44. And when they had forgotten that withwhich they have been admonished, We opened the gates of everything tothem, until just as they were rejoicing in what they were given, Wesuddenly seized them and they were in utter despair.
      45. As such theharmdoers were annihilated. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds!
      46. Say: 'What would you see if Allah took away your hearing and your sight,and set a seal upon your hearts, who is a god, other than Allah, to bringit back to you?' Look how We make plain to them Our verses, and yet theyturn away.
      47. Say: 'What do you see yourselves then, if the punishment ofAllah overtook you suddenly or openly, would any perish but the harm-doingnation?'
      48. We send forth Our Messengers only to give glad tidings tomankind and to warn them. Those who believe and mend their ways shall havenothing to fear or to be saddened.
      49. But those who belie Our verses,punishment shall touch them for their misdeeds.
      50. Say: 'I do not tell youthat I have the treasuries of Allah or know the unseen, nor do I claim tobe an angel. I follow only that which is revealed to me.' Say: 'Are theblind and the seeing alike? Will you not think?'
      51. And warn with it thosewho fear to be brought before their Lord that they have no guardian orintercessor, other than Allah, in order that they are cautious.
      52. Do notdrive away those who call on their Lord morning and evening, seeking onlyHis Face. Nothing of their account falls upon you, and nothing of youraccount falls upon them, that you should drive them away and so become oneof the harmdoers.
      53. As such We have made some of them a means for testingothers, so that they should say: 'Are those whom Allah favors amongst us?'But does not Allah best know the thankful?
      54. When those who believe inOur verses come to you, say: 'Peace be upon you. Your Lord has decreedMercy on Himself, if any one of you commits evil through ignorance, andthen repents, and mends his ways, then He is Forgiving, the MostMerciful.'
      55. As such We make plain Our verses, so that the path of thewicked will be clear.
      56. Say: 'I am forbidden to worship whom you callupon instead of Allah.' Say: 'I will not yield to your wishes, for then Ishould have strayed and should not be of those guided.'
      57. Say: 'I am upona clear proof from my Lord, yet you belie Him. I do not have that whichyou seek to hasten; judgement is for Allah alone. He narrates the truthand He is the Best of deciders.'
      58. Say: 'If what you seek to hasten werewith me, the matter between you and me would be decided, and Allah knowsvery well the harmdoers.'
      59. With Him are the keys of the unseen, noneknows them but He. He knows that which is in the land and sea. No leaffalls except He knows it, and there is no grain in the darkness of theearth, fresh or withered, but is recorded in a clear Book.
      60. It is He whomakes you to die by night, knowing what you have gained by day, and thenresurrects you so that an ordained term is realized. To Him you shallreturn, and He will tell you of what you have been doing.
      61. He is theConqueror over His worshipers. He sends forth guardians who watch over youuntil death comes to one of you, when Our messengers take him, and theyare not neglectful.
      62. Then, they are returned to Allah their Guardian,the True. Surely, the judgement is for Him, He is the Swiftest ofreckoners.'
      63. Say: 'Who saves you from the darkness of the land and sea,when you call out to Him humbly and in secret, (saying:) "If You save usfrom this, we will be among the thankful."
      64. Say: 'Allah saves you fromthem, and from all afflictions. Then, you associate (with Him).'
      65. Say:'He is Able to send forth upon you punishment from above you or beneathyour feet, or to divide you into discordant factions, and to make some ofyou taste the affliction of the other.' Look how We make plain Our verses,in order that they understand.
      66. Your nation has belied it (the Koran),although it is the truth. Say: 'I am not a guardian over you.
      67. Everynews has its appointed time; you will surely know.'
      68. When you see thosewho plunge (scoffing) into Our verses, withdraw from them till they plungeinto some other talk. If satan causes you to forget, leave the wrongdoingpeople as soon as you remember.
      69. Those who are cautious are notaccountable for them in anything, but it is a reminder in order that theybe cautious.
      70. Avoid those who take their religion as playing and anamusement and are seduced by the life of this world. Admonish them herebylest a soul be taken by what it has gained, for it has no guardian orintercessor before Allah, and though it offers every ransom, it shall notbe taken from it. Those are they who are taken for that which they earned.For them a drink of boiling water, a stern punishment for their disbelief.
      71. Say: 'Are we to call, other than Allah, what can neither help nor harmus? Are we to turn on our heels after Allah has guided us like him, who,being bewitched by devils, blunders aimlessly in the earth, although hisfriends call him to the guidance, (saying) 'Come to us!' Say: 'Theguidance of Allah is the Guidance. We are commanded to submit to the Lordof the Worlds,
      72. and to establish prayer, and fear Him. Before Him youshall all be assembled.'
      73. It was He who created the heavens and theearth in truth. On the Day when He says: 'Be,' it shall be. His Word isthe truth. His shall be the Kingdom on the Day when the Horn is blown. TheKnower of the unseen and the visible, and He is the Wise, the Aware.
      74. (And remember) when Abraham said to his father Azar: 'Will you take idolsfor gods, surely I see you and your people are in clear error.'
      75. And soWe showed Abraham the kingdom of the heavens and the earth, so that hemight be of those who are certain.
      76. When night drew over him, he saw aplanet. 'This,' he said: 'is surely my Lord.' But when it set he said: 'Ido not like the setting ones.'
      77. When he saw the rising moon, he said:'This is my Lord.' But when it set, he said: 'If my Lord does not guideme, I shall surely be amongst the astray nation.'
      78. Then, when he saw thesun rise, shining, he said: 'This must be my Lord, it is larger.' But whenit set, he said: 'O nation I am quit of what you associate (with Allah,the Creator),
      79. I have turned my face to Him who has created the heavensand the earth, uprightly, and I am not among the idolaters.'
      80. His nationargued with him. He said: 'Will you argue with me about Allah, indeed Heguided me! Except by His will, I do not fear those you associate with Him.My Lord embraces all things in knowledge, will you not remember?
      81. Andhow should I fear what you have associated when you yourselves are notafraid that you have associated with Allah that which He did not send downfor it upon you an authority. Which of the two parties is more deservingof safety, if you know?
      82. Those who believe and have not confounded theirbelief with harm - security belongs to them; and they are guided.'
      83. Suchis the argument that We gave Abraham against his nation. We raise whom Wewill to an exalted rank. Your Lord is Wise, Knowing.
      84. We gave him Isaacand Jacob and guided both; and We guided Noah before them, among hisdescendants were David and Solomon, Job, Joseph, Moses and Aaron - assuch, We recompense the good-doers,
      85. and (Prophets) Zachariah, John,Jesus and Elias, each was of the righteous,
      86. and Ishmael, Elisha, Jonahand Lot. Each We preferred above the worlds,
      87. as We did their fathers,their descendants, and their brothers. We chose them and guided them to aStraight Path.
      88. Such is the guidance of Allah by it He guides whom Hewill of His worshipers. Had they associated (others with Him), theirlabors would have indeed been annulled.
      89. Those, We have given them theBook, judgment, and prophethood. If these disbelieve it, We have entrustedit to others who do not disbelieve in it.
      90. Those were whom Allah guided.Follow then their guidance and say: 'I do not ask you a wage for it.Surely, it is a reminder to the worlds.'
      91. They have not valued Allahwith His true value, when they said 'Allah has never sent down anything toa mortal.' Say: 'Who, then sent down the Book which Moses brought, a lightand guidance for people? You put it on to parchments, revealing them andhiding much, you have now been taught what neither you nor your fathersknew before!' Say: 'Allah.' Then leave them, playing in their plunging.
      92. And this is a Blessed Book which We have sent down, confirming what camebefore it, in order that you warn the Mother of the Villages (Mecca) andthose who (live) around it. Those who believe in the Everlasting Lifebelieve in it and preserve their prayers.
      93. Who is more harmful than hewho invents a lie about Allah, or says: "It has been revealed to me," whennothing has been revealed to him? Or he who says: 'I will send down thelike of what Allah has sent down!' Would that you could see the harmdoerswhen death overwhelms them! With hands outstretched, the angels (willsay): 'Yield up your souls. You shall be recompensed with a humiliatingpunishment this Day, for you have said of Allah what is untrue and yougrew proud against His verses.
      94. Now you have returned to Us, alone, asWe created you at first, leaving behind all that We have bestowed on you.Nor do We see with you your intercessors, those whom you asserted to beyour associates. The ties which bound you are broken, and that which youasserted has gone astray from you.'
      95. It is Allah who splits the grainand the date-stone. He brings forth the living from the dead, and the deadfrom the living. So, that is Allah; how then are you perverted?
      96. Hesplits the sky into dawn. He has ordained the night for rest and the sun,and the moon for reckoning. Such is the ordinance of the Almighty, theKnowing.
      97. It is He who has created for you the stars, so that you can beguided by them in the darkness of land and sea. We have made plain Ourverses to a nation who know.
      98. It is He who originated you from one soul,then a lodging (place), and then a repository. We have made plain theverses to a nation that understands.
      99. He sends down water from the sky,and with it We bring forth the plant of every thing. From these We bringforth green foliage and composite grain, palm-trees laden with clusters ofdates within reach, vineyards and olive groves and pomegranates alike andunlike. Behold their fruits when they bear fruit and ripen. Surely, inthese there are signs for a nation who believe.
      100. Yet they regard thejinn as the partners of Allah, although He created them, and withoutknowledge ascribe to Him sons and daughters. Exaltations to Him! He isabove what they describe.
      101. He is the Creator of the heavens and theearth. How can He have a son when He had no female companion? He createdall things and has knowledge of all things.
      102. That is Allah, your Lord.There is no god except He, the Creator of all things. Therefore, worshipHim. He is the Guardian of all things.
      103. No eye can see Him, though Hesees all eyes. He is the Subtle, the Aware.
      104. Clear proofs have come toyou from your Lord. Whosoever sees clearly it is for himself, andwhosoever is blind, it is against himself. I am not an overseer for you.
      105. As such We make plain Our verses, so that they can say: 'You havestudied,' in order that We clarify it to a nation that knows.
      106. Therefore, follow what has been revealed to you from your Lord - there isno god except Him, and avoid the idolaters.
      107. Had Allah willed, theywould not have associated. We have not made you an overseer for them, norare you their guardian.
      108. Do not say crude words to those who call uponother than Allah, lest they use crude words about Allah in revenge withoutknowledge. As such we have made the actions of each nation seem pleasing.To their Lord they shall return, and He will inform them of that they weredoing.
      109. They solemnly swear by Allah that if a sign is given to themthey would believe in it. Say: 'Signs are only with Allah.' And how canyou tell if it comes - they will not believe.'
      110. We will turn away theirhearts and eyes since they refused to believe in it at first. We willleave them in their insolence wandering blindly.
      111. Even if We sent downthe angels to them and the dead spoke to them, and assembled all things infront of them, they would still not believe, unless Allah willed it. Butmost of them are ignorant.
      112. As such We have assigned for every Prophetan enemy; the satans of humans and jinn, revealing varnished speech toeach other, all as a delusion. But had your Lord willed, they would nothave done so. Therefore leave them and what they invent,
      113. so that thehearts of those who have no belief in the Everlasting Life are inclined toit and, being pleased, persist in their sinful ways.
      114. Should I seek ajudge other than Allah when it is He who has sent down the welldistinguished Book for you? Those to whom We have given the Book know thatit is the truth sent down from your Lord, so do not be among the doubters.
      115. Perfected are the words of your Lord in truth and justice, none canchange His Words. He is the Hearing, the Knowing.
      116. If you obeyed mostof those on earth, they would lead you astray from the Path of Allah. Theyfollow only supposition and they are but conjecturing.
      117. Your Lord knowsbest who stray from His Path and the guided.
      118. Eat then of that overwhich the Name of Allah has been mentioned (when slaughtered), if youtruly believe in His verses.
      119. And why should you not eat of that overwhich the Name of Allah has been pronounced when He has already made plainto you what is forbidden, except when you are constrained? Many are thosewho mislead through ignorance on account of their fancies, but your Lordbest knows the transgressors.
      120. Forsake the revealed and hidden sin.Those who earn sin shall be recompensed for what they have committed.
      121. Do not eat from that which the Name of Allah has not been mentioned, forit is a sin. The satans will reveal to their guided ones to argue withyou. If you obey them, you shall indeed become idolaters.
      122. Is he whowas dead whom We have revived and given a light with which he walks amongpeople to be compared to him who blunders about in darkness from which hewill never emerge? As such what the unbelievers have done appear decoratedto them.
      123. And as such we have placed in every village itsarch-transgressors to scheme there. But they scheme only againstthemselves, though they do not sense it.
      124. When a sign came to them theysaid: 'We will not believe in it unless we are given that which theMessengers of Allah have been given.' But Allah knows best where to placeHis Message. Humiliation with Allah shall befall the sinners as well as aterrible punishment for what they devised.
      125. Whomsoever Allah desires toguide, He expands his chest to Islam (submission). Whomsoever He desiresto lead astray, He makes his chest narrow, tight, as though he wereclimbing to heaven. As such Allah lays the scourge on the unbelievers.
      126. This is the Path of your Lord, a Straight Path. We have made plain Ourverses to a nation who remember.
      127. Theirs is the abode of peace withtheir Lord. He is their Guardian for what they did.
      128. On the Day when Heassembles them all together, 'O company of Jinn, you have seduced mankindin great numbers.' And their guided ones among the humans will say: 'Lord,we have enjoyed each other. But now we have reached the term which Youhave appointed for us.' He will say: 'The Fire shall be your lodging, andthere you shall remain for ever - except as Allah will.' Your Lord isWise, Knowing.
      129. So We make the harmdoers guides of each other for whatthey have earned.
      130. 'Jinn and human, did there not come to youMessengers of your own who narrated to you My verses and warned you ofencountering this Day?' They will reply: 'We bear witness againstourselves.' Indeed, the life of this world beguiled them. They will bearwitness against themselves that they were unbelievers.
      131. That is becauseyour Lord will not destroy villages unjustly, while their inhabitants wereinattentive.
      132. They all have their degrees according to their deeds.Your Lord is not inattentive of their actions.
      133. Your Lord is Rich andthe Owner of Mercy. He can destroy you if He will and replace you withwhom He pleases, just as He raised you from the offspring of othernations.
      134. That which you are promised is sure to come. You shall notfrustrate Me.
      135. Say: 'Work according to your station my people, forindeed I am working.' You shall know to whom will be the good end of theabode. The harmdoers shall not be triumphant.
      136. They set aside for Allaha share of what He has created of tilth and cattle saying: 'This is forAllah - so they claim - and this for our associates (gods).' The share oftheir associates never reaches Allah, but the share of Allah reaches theirassociates. How evil they judge!
      137. As such their associates made itattractive to the idolaters to kill their children so that they ruin themand confuse them about their religion. But had Allah willed, they wouldnot have done so. Therefore, leave them to their false inventions.
      138. They say: 'These cattle, and these crops are forbidden. None can eat ofthem except those whom we permit' - so they claim - 'and cattle whosebacks are forbidden, and others over which they do not pronounce the Nameof Allah.' As such fabricating lies against Him. He will recompense themfor their invented lies.
      139. They also say: 'What is in the bellies(wombs) of these cattle is reserved for our males but not for our wives.'But if it is still-born, they all partake of it. He will recompense themfor their describing. He is Wise, Knowing.
      140. Lost are those who, withoutknowledge, have foolishly slain their own children and made unlawful thatwhich Allah has provided them, fabricating lies about Allah. They havegone astray and are not guided.
      141. He brings forth gardens, trellised anduntrellised, palm-trees and crops, different to eat, and the olive andpomegranates alike and unlike. When it bears fruit eat of it and pay whatis due (the zakat) of it upon the harvest day. But do not be wasteful; Hedoes not love the wasteful.
      142. And of the cattle, some are for carryingburdens, and others for slaughter. Eat of that which Allah has providedyou with and do not follow in satan's footsteps; he is your open enemy.
      143. (He has given you) eight couples, a pair of sheep and a pair of goats.Say: 'Of these, has He forbidden you the males, the females, or what thewombs of the two females contain? Tell me with knowledge, if you aretruthful.'
      144. Then a pair of camels and a pair of cattle. Say: 'Of these,has He forbidden you the males, the females, or what the wombs of the twofemales contain? Were you witnesses when Allah charged you with this? Whois more harmful than he who, without knowledge, invents a lie about Allahto mislead people? Allah does not guide the harmdoers.
      145. Say: 'I findnothing in what has been revealed to me that forbids any one to eat of anyfood except the dead, running blood, and the flesh of swine - for theseare unclean - and that which has been hallowed in its slaughter to otherthan Allah. But whoever is constrained to eat of any of these, notintending to sin or transgress, then your Lord is Forgiving, the MostMerciful.
      146. We forbade the Jews all with undivided hoofs and the fat ofsheep and cattle, except what is on their backs and entrails, and what ismixed with their bones. As such We recompensed them for their transgress-ions. Indeed, We are truthful.
      147. If they belie you, say: 'Your Lord isthe Owner of all Encompassing Mercy, but His Might cannot be withheld fromthe nation, the evildoers.'
      148. The idolaters will say: 'Had Allah willed,neither we nor our fathers would have associated (idols), nor would wehave forbidden anything. As such, those who have gone before them belieduntil they tasted Our Might. Say: 'Have you any knowledge you can bringforth to us? You follow nothing but guessing and you are only speakers ofconjecture.'
      149. Say: 'Allah alone has the conclusive proof. Had Hewilled, He would have guided you all.'
      150. Say: 'Bring those witnesses ofyours who can testify that Allah has forbidden this.' If they testify toit, do not testify with them, nor follow the wishes of those who belie Ourverses, and disbelieve in the Everlasting Life and ascribe equals to theirLord.
      151. Say: 'Come, I will recite to you what your Lord forbids you;that you shall associate anything with Him; that you shall be good to yourparents, that you shall not kill your children because of poverty, Weprovide for you and for them, that you shall not commit foul deeds whetheropenly or in secret, and that you shall not kill the soul that Allah hasforbidden except by right. With such Allah charges you, in order that youunderstand.
      152. Do not touch the wealth of the orphan, except in thefairer manner until he reaches maturity. Give just weight and fullmeasure, We never charge a soul with more than it can bear. When youspeak, be just, even if it affects your own kinsmen. Fulfill the covenantof Allah. With such He charges you, in order that you remember.
      153. ThisPath of Mine is straight. Follow it and do not follow other paths, forthey will scatter you away from His Path. With such Allah charges you, inorder that you be cautious.
      154. Then to Moses We gave the Book, completefor him who does good, and (to make) plain all things, and guidance, andmercy, so that they might believe in the ultimate meeting with their Lord.
      155. And We have sent down this blessed Book (the Holy Koran). Follow itand be cautious in order that you receive mercy,
      156. lest you should say:'The Book was sent down only to two parties before us; we are inattentiveto their study.'
      157. Or (you say), 'Had the Book been sent down to us, wewould have been better guided than they.' Indeed a clear sign has now cometo you from your Lord; a guidance and a mercy. And who is more harmfulthan he who belies the verses of Allah and turns away from them! We shallrecompense those who turn away from Our verses with an evil punishment fortheir turning away.
      158. Are they waiting for the angels or your Lord tocome to them, or for some of the signs of your Lord? On the Day when someof the signs of your Lord come, no soul will be benefited by its beliefhad it not believed before or earned good in its belief. Say: 'Wait, weare waiting.'
      159. You have nothing to do with those who have madedivisions in their religion and become sects. Their affair is with Allahand He will inform them of what they have done.
      160. He who brings a gooddeed shall have tenfold of its like, but he who brings a sin shall berecompensed only for its like. None shall be wronged.
      161. Say: 'My Lordhas guided me to a Straight Path, an upright religion, the creed ofAbraham, he was upright, not from the idolaters.'
      162. Say: 'My prayers andmy worship (for example, pilgrimage and sacrifice), my life and my death,are all for Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.
      163. He has no partner, withthat I am commanded, and I am the first of the submitters (Muslims).'
      164. Say: 'Should I seek a lord other than Allah, who is the Lord of allthings? Every soul earns only to its account - no soul shall bearanother's burden. Then to your Lord you shall be returned, and He willinform you about that in which you differed.'
      165. It is He who has madeyou caliphs in the earth and raised some of you in rank above others, sothat He might try you in what He has given you. Swift is your Lord inretribution; yet He is Forgiving, Merciful.

      7. The Ramparts - Al 'A'raf

      In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

      1. AlifLaamMeemSaad.
      2. The Book has been sent down to you; so let yourchest have no constriction because of it, in order to warn thereby and asa reminder to the believers.
      3. Follow that which is sent down to you fromyour Lord and do not follow guardians other than Him; little do youremember.
      4. How many a village have We laid in ruin! In the night OurMight fell upon it, or at midday when they were drowsy.
      5. And when OurMight fell upon them they only said: 'We have indeed been harmdoers.'
      6. Wewill question those to whom Our Message was sent, as We shall question theMessengers.
      7. With knowledge We will narrate to them, for We are neverabsent.
      8. On that Day, the weighing is true. He whose scales are heavy -those are the prosperers,
      9. but he whose scales are light - those havelost their souls because they were harmful towards Our verses.
      10. Weestablished you in the earth and made for you a livelihood but little isit that you give thanks.
      11. We created you then We shaped you, then Wesaid to the angels: 'Prostrate yourselves before Adam.' They allprostrated themselves except iblis - he was not among the prostrated.
      12. He (Allah) asked: 'What prevented you to prostrate, when I commanded you?''I am better than he,' he replied. 'You created me of fire and You createdhim of clay.'
      13. He (Allah) said: 'Descend from it! This is no place foryou to be proud. Begone, you are of the humiliated.'
      14. he replied:'Respite me till the Day of Resurrection.'
      15. Said He (Allah): 'you areamong the respited,'
      16. he answered: 'Because You have caused me to goastray, I will waylay them as they walk on Your Straight Path,
      17. and comeupon them from the front and from the rear, from their right and fromtheir left. Then, You shall find most of them ungrateful.'
      18. 'Begone!'said He, 'despised and outcast. (As for) those of them that follow you, Ishall fill Gehenna (Hell) with all of you.'
      19. 'O Adam dwell with yourwife in Paradise, and eat from whatever you please; but never approachthis tree or you shall both become harmdoers.'
      20. But satan whispered tothem, so that he might reveal to them their shameful parts which had beenhidden from them, he said: 'Your Lord has prohibited you from this treelest you both become angels or become among the immortal.'
      21. he swore toboth: 'Indeed, I am to you among the advisers.'
      22. So he cheated both bydelusion. And when they had tasted the tree, their shameful parts becameapparent to them, and they both covered themselves with the leaves ofParadise. (Then) their Lord called to them, saying: 'Did I not prohibityou to approach that tree, and did I not warn you that satan was yourclear enemy?'
      23. Both replied: 'Lord, We have harmed ourselves. If You donot forgive us and have mercy on us, we shall surely be among the lost.'
      24. He said: 'Descend, each of you an enemy to each other. The earth willbe a dwelling place for you and an enjoyment for a time.
      25. He said:'There you shall live and there you shall die, and from there you shallemerge.'
      26. Children of Adam! We have sent down to you clothing thatcovers your nakedness, and feathers. But the clothing of piety - that isbetter. That is one of the signs of Allah, in order that they remember.
      27. Children of Adam! Do not let satan tempt you, as he brought your parentsout of Paradise. He stripped them of their garments to show them theirshameful parts. Indeed he and his descendants see you from where youcannot see them. We have made the satans supporters of those who do notbelieve.
      28. When they commit an indecency, they say: 'This is what wefound our fathers practicing, and with it Allah has ordered us.' Say:'Allah does not order indecency. Would you tell of Allah what you do notknow?'
      29. Say: 'My Lord ordered justice. Turn your faces to Him in everyplace of prayer and supplicate to Him, making the religion sincerely toHim. As He originated you, you shall return.'
      30. Some He has guided, andupon some justly is the straying; for they had chosen the satans forsupporters instead of Allah and suppose themselves to be guided.
      31. Children of Adam, take your adornment at every place of prayer. Eat anddrink, and do not waste. He does not love the wasteful.
      32. Say: 'Who hasforbidden the adornment that Allah has brought for His worshipers and thegood provision?' Say: 'They are in this life for those who believe, andpurely theirs on the Day of Resurrection.' As such We distinguish theverses to people who know.
      33. Say: 'My Lord has forbidden all indecentacts - whether apparent or disguised - and sin, and unjust insolence, andthat you associate with Allah that for which He has never sent down anauthority, or to say about Allah what you do not know.'
      34. To every nationa term; when their term comes they shall not delay it by a single hour,nor yet hasten it.
      35. Children of Adam, when Messengers of your own cometo narrate to you My verses, those who are cautious and mend their wayswill have nothing to fear neither shall they be saddened,
      36. but, thosewho belie and grow proud against Our verses shall be the inhabitants ofthe Fire, and there they shall remain for ever.
      37. Who is more harmfulthan he who invents a lie about Allah or belies His verses? Such shallhave their share of the Book, and when Our Messengers come to take themaway, they shall say to them: 'Where now are those whom you invoked, otherthan Allah?' 'They have forsaken us,' they will answer, and will bearwitness against themselves that they were unbelievers.
      38. He will say:'Enter the Fire and join the nations of jinn and humans that have gonebefore you.' As they enter, every nation will curse its sister-nation, andwhen all are gathered in the pit, the last of them will say of the first:'These, Lord, are those who led us astray. Give them a double punishmentof the Fire. He will answer: 'For each double, although you do not knowit.'
      39. Then, the first will say to the last: 'You were no better thanus.' So taste the punishment for what you have earned.
      40. The gates ofheaven shall not be opened for those who have belied and grew proudagainst Our verses; nor shall they enter Paradise until a camel shall passthrough the eye of a needle. As such We shall recompense the sinners.
      41. Gehenna (Hell) shall be their cradle, and layers of fire shall cover them.As such We recompense the harmdoers.
      42. As for those who believe and dogood works - We never charge a soul with more than it can bear - they arethe companions of Paradise, and there they shall live for ever.
      43. Weshall strip away all rancor from their chests. Rivers shall flowunderneath them, and they shall say: 'Praise be to Allah who has guided usto this. Had Allah not given us guidance we should not have been guided.The Messengers of our Lord surely came with the truth.' Then they arecalled: 'This is the Paradise which you have inherited for what you did.'
      44. Then the companions of Paradise will call out to the companions of theFire: 'What our Lord promised we have found to be true, have you too,found the promise of your Lord to be true?' 'Yes,' they shall answer, anda Caller will announce between them that the curse of Allah is upon theharmdoers,
      45. who have barred others from the Path of Allah and sought tomake it crooked, and who had no belief in the Everlasting Life.
      46. Andbetween them is a veil, and on the ramparts there shall stand men who willknow each by their marks. To the companions of Paradise they shall call:'Peace be upon you!' Yet they did not enter it on account of theireagerness.
      47. And when they turn their eyes towards the companions of theFire, they will say: 'Lord, do not cast us among the harmdoers!'
      48. Andthe companions of the ramparts call to men whose marks they recognize:'Neither your amassing nor your pride have availed you.
      49. Are these whomyou swore that Allah would never have mercy upon them?' (To them it willbe said:) 'Enter Paradise. You have nothing to fear neither will you besaddened.'
      50. The companions of the Fire will call out to the companionsof Paradise: 'Pour upon us some water, or some of that which Allah hasprovided you.' But they shall reply: 'Allah has forbidden both to theunbelievers,
      51. who made their religion an amusement and play, and whowere beguiled by their worldly life.' On this Day We will forget them asthey forgot the meeting of that Day; for they denied Our verses.
      52. Wehave brought to them a Book which We have made plain based upon knowledge,a guidance and a mercy to believers.
      53. Are they waiting but for itsfulfillment? On the Day when it is realized, those who have forgotten itwill say: 'The Messengers of our Lord have surely come with the truth.Have we then any intercessors to intercede for us, or shall we be returnedto do other than that we have done?' They have lost their souls, and thatwhich they invented will have gone astray from them.
      54. Your Lord isAllah, who, in six days created the heavens and the earth, and then willedto the Throne. He throws the veil of night over the day. Swiftly theyfollow one another. The sun, the moon, and the stars are compelled to Hisorder. His is the creation, His is the command. Blessed is Allah, the Lordof the Worlds.
      55. Supplicate to your Lord with humility and in secret. Hedoes not love the transgressors.
      56. Do not make mischief in the earthafter it has been put right. Pray to Him with fear and hope; His Mercy isnear to the righteous.
      57. He sends forth the winds as carriers of the gladtidings between the hands of His Mercy, and when they have carried up aheavy cloud, We drive it on to some dead land and therewith send downwater bringing forth all manner of fruit. As such We will raise the dead,in order that you remember.
      58. Good land yields its vegetation by thepermission of its Lord. While the corrupted yields only the scanty. So Wemake plain the verses to those who are thankful.
      59. We sent forth Noah tohis nation. He said: 'Worship Allah, my people, for you have no god exceptHe. I fear for you the punishment of a great Day.'
      60. But the assembly ofhis nation said: 'We can see that you are in clear error.'
      61. 'I am not inerror, my nation,' he replied. 'I am a Messenger from the Lord of theWorlds
      62. (sent) to convey to you the messages of my Lord and to adviseyou, for I know from Allah what you do not know.
      63. Do you wonder that aRemembrance should come to you from your Lord to a man from yourselves inorder that he may warn you and that you may be cautious so that mercycomes upon you?'
      64. (But) they belied him, so We saved him and those whowere with him in the Ark, and We drowned those who belied Our verses.Surely, they were a blind nation.
      65. And to (the people of) Aad We senttheir brother, Hood. He said: 'Worship Allah, my nation, for you have nogod except He. Will you not then be cautious?'
      66. The disbelievingassembly of his nation said: 'We see you in foolishness, and think thatyou are of the liars.'
      67. 'My nation, there is no foolishness in me,' hereplied. 'I am a Messenger of the Lord of the Worlds
      68. I deliver to youthe messages of my Lord and I am your honest adviser.
      69. Do you wonderthat a remembrance should come to you from your Lord to a man fromyourselves in order that he may warn you? Remember, that He has made youthe heirs of Noah's nation and increased you in broad stature, rememberthe favors of Allah in order that you prosper!'
      70. They said: 'Have youcome to us in order that we worship Allah alone and renounce that whichour fathers worshipped? Bring down that with which you threaten us if youare from the truthful!
      71. He answered: 'The punishment and wrath of yourLord has already fallen upon you. Would you dispute with me about nameswhich you and your fathers have invented, and for which no authority hasbeen sent down from Allah? Wait if you will, I am waiting with you.'
      72. Wesaved him and all who were with him through Our Mercy and annihilatedthose who belied Our verses. They were not believers!
      73. And to Thamood Wesent their brother Salih. He said: 'Worship Allah, my nation, for you haveno god except He. A clear proof has come to you from your Lord. Here isthe she-camel of Allah, a sign for you. Leave her to graze in the earth ofAllah and do not touch her with evil, lest a painful punishment seizesyou.
      74. Remember, that He has made you the successor of 'Aad, and lodgedyou in the land. You have built palaces on its plains and hewed out housesin the mountains. Remember the favor of Allah and do not act mischievouslyin the earth, corrupting.'
      75. The proud assembly of his nation said to theweak - amongst them who believed: 'Do you really believe that Salih issent from his Lord?' They answered: 'We believe in that with which he wassent.'
      76. Those who were proud said: 'We disbelieve in that which youbelieved in.'
      77. (Then) they hamstrung the she-camel and defied the orderof their Lord, saying to Salih: 'Bring down that which you have promisedus if you truly are one of the Messengers.'
      78. Thereupon the earthquakeseized them, at morning in their dwellings they were crouched, dead.
      79. Heturned from them, saying: 'I conveyed to you, my nation the Message of myLord and gave you counsel; but you had no love for sincere advisers.'
      80. And Lot, who said to his nation: 'Do you commit such indecency (sodomy) ina way that no one has preceded you in the worlds?
      81. You approach menlustfully instead of women. Truly, you are a nation who exceed (in sin).'
      82. The only answer of his nation was: 'Expel them from your village. Theyare people who keep themselves purified.'
      83. We saved him and all hisfamily, except his wife, who was made to remain,
      84. and We rained downupon them a rain. So look how was the end of the evildoers.
      85. And toMidian, their brother Shu'aib. He said: 'Worship Allah, my nation, for youhave no god except He. A clear sign has come to you from your Lord. Givejust weight, and full measure; and do not diminish the goods of people. Donot corrupt the land after it has been set right, that is best for you, ifyou are believers.
      86. 'Do not sit in every road, threatening and barringfrom the Path of Allah those who believed it, nor seek to make it crooked.Remember how He multiplied you when you were few in number. Consider theend of the corrupters.
      87. If there are some among you who believe in thatwhich I have been sent and others who disbelieve it, be patient untilAllah shall judge between us. He is the best of judges.'
      88. The proudassembly of his nation said: 'We will expel you Shu'aib and those whobelieve with you from our village unless you return to our creed.' Hereplied: 'Even though we hate it?
      89. We would have invented lies aboutAllah if we returned to your creed from which Allah has saved us, it isnot for us that we return into it again except if Allah, our Lord wills.For our Lord has embraced everything with knowledge, and in Allah we haveput our trust. Our Lord, open between us and our nation with truth, Youare the Best of openers.'
      90. But the unbelieving assembly of his nationsaid: 'If you follow Shu'aib, you shall assuredly be losers.'
      91. So theearthquake seized them, at the morning they were crouched in theirdwellings, dead.
      92. It seemed as if those who had belied Shu'aib had neverlived there. Those who belied Shu'aib were the losers.
      93. He turned awayfrom them saying: 'I conveyed to you, my nation, the messages of my Lordand advised you. How can I grieve for the unbelieving nation?'
      94. We sentno Prophet to a village but seized its inhabitants with misfortune andadversity in order that they might be humble in supplication.
      95. Then Wechanged evil for good, until they multiplied and said: 'Our fathers wereindeed touched by misfortune and adversity.' So We seized them suddenlywhile they were unaware.
      96. Had the people of the villages believed andbeen cautious, We would have opened upon them the blessings from heavenand earth. But they belied, and We seized them for what they earned.
      97. Dothe inhabitants of the villages feel secure from Our Might coming to themat night whilst they sleep?
      98. Or do the inhabitants of the villages feelsecure from Our Might coming to them in the mid-morning while they play?
      99. (In reply to your devising) do they feel secure from the devising ofAllah? None feels secure from the devising of Allah except the loosingnation.
      100. Is it not plain to those who inherit the earth after itsinhabitants that if We willed We could smite them for their sins and set aseal upon their hearts, so that they do not hear.
      101. Those villages Wenarrate their news to you. Their Messengers came to them with clearproofs, yet they would not believe what they had belied before; as suchAllah seals the hearts of the unbelievers.
      102. We did not find thecovenant upheld by the majority of them, but We found most of themevildoers.
      103. After those We sent forth Moses with Our signs to Pharaohand his assembly, but with it they harmed. Look at the end of thecorrupters.
      104. Moses said: 'Pharaoh, I am a Messenger from the Lord ofthe Worlds,
      105. incumbent upon me is that I say nothing of Allah exceptthe truth. I bring you a clear proof from your Lord. So let the Childrenof Israel depart with me.'
      106. He answered: 'If you have come with a sign,show it to us if you are of the truthful.'
      107. He threw down his staff,and it was clearly a serpent.
      108. Then he drew out his hand and it wasluminous to the onlookers.
      109. The assembly of Pharaoh's nation said:'This man is a well-versed sorcerer
      110. who seeks to drive you from yourland what do you command?'
      111. Others said: 'Put them off a while, he andhis brother, and send forth to your cities gatherers
      112. to summon everywell-versed sorcerer to you.'
      113. The sorcerers came to Pharaoh. Theysaid: 'Shall we be rewarded if we are the winners?'
      114. 'Yes,' heanswered, 'and you will be among those near.'
      115. They said: 'Moses, willyou throw first or shall we be the throwers?'
      116. 'Throw,' he replied. Andwhen they threw, they bewitched the people's eyes and terrified them, andproduced great sorcery.
      117. Then We revealed to Moses: 'Now, throw downyour staff.' And thereupon it swallowed up their false invention.
      118. So,the truth prevailed and what they were doing was annulled;
      119. they weredefeated and turned belittled,
      120. and the sorcerers prostratedthemselves,
      121. saying: 'We believe in the Lord of the Worlds,
      122. theLord of Moses and Aaron.'
      123. Pharaoh said: 'Do you believe in Him beforeI permit? This is a plot that you have contrived in the city in order toexpel its people from it. Now you shall know!
      124. I will cut off onopposite sides a hand and a foot, and then crucify you all!'
      125. Theyreplied: 'We shall surely turn to our Lord.
      126. You would take revenge onus only because we believed in the signs of our Lord when they came to us.Lord, pour patience upon us and let us die as submitters (Muslims).'
      127. The assembly of Pharaoh's nation said: 'Will you allow Moses and hisnation to corrupt in the land and to forsake you and your gods?' Hereplied: 'We will put their sons to death and spare their women, indeed weare conquerors over them.'
      128. Moses said to his nation: 'Seek help fromAllah and be patient. The earth belongs to Allah; He gives it as aheritage to whom He chooses amongst His worshipers. The outcome is for thecautious.'
      129. They replied: 'We were hurt before you came to us, andafter you came to us.' He said: 'Your Lord may destroy your enemies andmake you inheritors in the land. Then He will see how you conductyourselves.'
      130. We seized Pharaoh's people with years of drought andscarcity of fruit so that they might remember.
      131. When good things cametheir way, they said: 'It is our due,' but when evil befell them theyblamed their ill fortune on Moses and those with him. Indeed their illfortune was with Allah, though most of them did not know.
      132. They said:'Whatever sign you bring to us, to cast a spell upon us, we will notbelieve in you.'
      133. So We sent upon them floods, locusts, lice, frogs,and blood. (All these were) clear signs, yet they were proud against them,for they were wicked people.
      134. And when the plague smote them, theysaid: 'Moses, pray to your Lord for us invoking the promise He has madewith you. If you lift the plague from us, we will believe in you and letthe Children of Israel go with you.'
      135. But when We had lifted the plaguefrom them for a term which they had to reach, they broke their promise.
      136. So We punished them and drowned them in the sea, for they had beliedOur signs and gave no heed to them.
      137. We gave the persecuted nationdominion over the eastern and western lands which We had blessed. So theWord of your Lord, the finest, was fulfilled for the Children of Israelbecause of their patience; and We destroyed the edifices, and towers ofPharaoh and whatsoever they manufactured.
      138. and We moved the Children ofIsrael from one side of the sea to the other, and they came upon a nationzealously devoted to the idols they had. They said to Moses: 'Make a godfor us, as they have gods.' Moses replied: 'You are indeed an ignorantnation.
      139. That which they are engaged upon shall be shattered and alltheir works are vain.
      140. Should I seek any god for you except Allah? Hehas exalted you above the nations.
      141. And that We saved you fromPharaoh's family, who had oppressed you cruelly, putting your sons todeath and sparing your women. Surely, that was a great trial from yourLord.'
      142. We appointed for Moses thirty nights, and We completed themwith ten more; so that the appointment with his Lord took forty nights.Moses said to Aaron, his brother: 'Take my place among my nation. Do whatis right and do not follow the path of the corrupt doers.'
      143. And whenMoses came at the appointed time and his Lord spoke to him, he said:'Lord, let me see, that I can look at You.' He replied: 'You shall not seeMe. But look at the mountain; if it remains firm in its place, then shallyou see Me.' And when his Lord was revealed to the mountain and caused itto be crushed and leveled whereupon Moses fell down senseless, and when herecovered, he said: 'Exaltations to You! I repent to You. I am the firstof believers.'
      144. He said: 'Moses, I have chosen you from all mankindwith My Messages and My Words. Therefore, take what I have given you, andbe among the thankful.'
      145. We inscribed for him upon the Tablets allkinds of exhortation and clear explanations of all things. So take itforcefully, and order your nation to take what is best of it. I shall showyou the home of the wicked.
      146. From My signs I will turn away theunrightfully, arrogant in the land, so that even if they witness everysign they would not believe it. If they see the path of righteousness,they shall not take it as a path; but if they see the path of error, theyshall take it for their path because they belied Our signs and wereinattentive towards them.
      147. Vain are the deeds of those who belie Oursigns and the Everlasting Life. Shall they not be recompensed except forwhat they used to do?
      148. In his absence, the nation of Moses made a calffrom their ornaments, a body with a hollow sound. Did they not see that itcould neither speak to them, nor guide them to a path? Yet they took it inworship and were harmdoers.
      149. But when it landed in their hands and sawthat they had strayed, they said: 'If our Lord does not have mercy on usand forgive us, we shall be lost.'
      150. And when Moses returned to hisnation, angry and sorrowful, he said: 'Evil is what you have done in myabsence! Would you hasten the retribution of your Lord?' He threw down theTablets, and seizing his brother by the head, dragged him towards him.'Son of my mother,' said (Aaron), 'the nation weakened me, and almostkilled me. Do not let my enemies rejoice over me; do not number me amongthe harmdoers.'
      151. 'Lord,' said Moses, 'forgive me and forgive mybrother. Admit us to Your Mercy, for You are Most Merciful of themerciful!'
      152. Those who worshipped the calf incurred the Anger of theirLord and abasement in this life, and as such We recompense the forgers.
      153. As for those who do evil and later repent and believe, your Lord isForgiving, the Most Merciful thereafter.
      154. When his anger abated, Mosestook up the Tablets upon which was inscribed guidance and mercy to thosewho fear their Lord.
      155. Moses chose from among his nation seventy men forOur appointment, and when the quake seized them, Moses said: 'My Lord, hadit been Your Will, You would have destroyed them before, and me. Will Youdestroy us for that which the fools amongst us did? It is only Your trialby which You leave in error whom You will, and guide whom You will. Youalone are our Guardian. Forgive us and have mercy on us, You are the Bestof those who forgive.
      156. Write for us what is good in this life and inthe Everlasting Life. To You alone we turn.' He replied: 'I will smitewith My punishment whom I will; yet My Mercy embraces all things. I willwrite it (My Mercy) to those who are cautious, give the obligatorycharity, and believe in Our verses;
      157. and to those who shall follow theMessenger - the Unlettered Prophet (Muhammad) whom they shall find writtenwith them in the Torah and the Gospel. He will order kindness upon themand forbid them to do evil. He will make good things lawful to them andprohibit all that is foul. He will relieve them of their burdens and ofthe shackles that weigh upon them. Those who believe in him and honor him,those who aid him and follow the light sent forth with him, shall surelyprosper.'
      158. Say: 'O mankind, I am the Messenger of Allah to you all. Hisis the kingdom in the heavens and the earth. There is no god except He. Herevives and causes to die. Therefore, believe in Allah and His Messenger,the Unlettered Prophet, who believes in Allah and His Words. Follow him inorder that you are guided.'
      159. Yet among the people of Moses there was anation who preached the truth and acted justly.
      160. We divided them intotwelve tribes, each a nation. And when his people demanded drink, Werevealed to Moses: 'Strike the rock with your staff.' Thereupon twelvesprings gushed from the rock and each tribe knew its drinking-place. Wecaused the clouds to cast their shadow over them, and sent down for themmanna and quails, saying: 'Eat of the good things We have provided foryou.' Indeed, they did Us no wrong, but they wronged themselves.
      161. Whenit was said to them: 'Dwell in this village, and eat of whatever youplease; and say, "Unburdening" and enter the gate prostrating, We willforgive you your sins and increase the good-doers.'
      162. The wicked amongstthem changed what was said for other words. Therefore We sent down uponthem from heaven a punishment for their evil doing.
      163. Ask them about thevillage that overlooked the sea and what befell (its people) when theybroke the Sabbath. Each Sabbath, their fish came swimming towards theshore, but on other days they did not come to them. As such We temptedthem (the people) because they had done wrong.
      164. And when some asked:'Why do you admonish a nation whom Allah will destroy or sternly punish?'They replied: '(Seeking) a pardon from your Lord, and in order that theymay be cautious.'
      165. Therefore, when they forgot that of which they werereminded, We saved those who were forbidding evil, and seized theevildoers with an evil punishment for that which they used to do of evil.
      166. And when they had scornfully persisted in what they had beenforbidden, We said to them: 'Be apes, despised.'
      167. Then your Lorddeclared He would send against them he who would oppress them cruelly tillthe Day of Resurrection. Swift is the retribution of your Lord, yet surelyHe is Forgiving, the Most Merciful.
      168. We dispersed them through theearth in nations - some were righteous, others were not, and tested themwith good and evil in order that they return.
      169. Then others succeededthem who inherited the Book and availed themselves of the vanities of thislower world, saying: 'It will be forgiven us.' But if similar vanitiescame their way, they would again take them. Have they not taken thecovenant of the Book, which they have studied, to tell nothing of Allahexcept what is true? Surely, the Everlasting Life is better for thecautious, do you not understand!
      170. As for those who hold fast to theBook and are steadfast in prayer, We do not waste the wage of therighteous.
      171. When We suspended the mountain over them as though it werea shadow and they feared that it was falling down on them: (We said):'Take forcefully that which We have given you and remember what itcontains, in order that you keep from evil.'
      172. When your Lord broughtforth descendants from the loins of Adam's children, and made them testifyconcerning themselves (He said): 'Am I not your Lord.' They replied: 'Webear witness (that You are).' Lest you should say on the Day ofResurrection: 'We had no knowledge of this,'
      173. or you say: 'Ourforefathers were idolaters before, and we were the descendants after them,will You destroy us for the deeds of the vain-doers?'
      174. As such We makeplain Our verses in order that they return.
      175. Recite to them the news ofhe to whom We gave Our verses and who turned away from them; how satanovertook him so he was led astray.
      176. Had it been Our will We would haveraised with it, but he clung to this earthly life and succumbed to hisfancies. His likeness was that of a dog, whether you chase it away or letit alone it pants. Such is the example of a nation who belie Our signs.Recount to them these narratives, in order that they reflect.
      177. Evil isthe example of those who belied Our verses; they wronged themselves.
      178. He whom Allah guides is one that is guided, but he whom Allah leaves inerror shall surely be the lost.
      179. For Gehenna, We have created many jinnand many humans. They have hearts, with which they cannot understand;eyes, with which they do not see; and ears, with which they do not hear.They are like cattle, rather, they are the more misguided. Such are theheedless.
      180. To Allah belongs the Finest Names, so call Him by them, andkeep away from those who pervert them. They shall be recompensed for thethings they did.
      181. Among those whom We created there is a nation whoguide with the truth and with it they are just.
      182. As for those who belieOur verses, We will draw them on little by little, from where they cannottell;
      183. and I respite them, My stratagem is firm.
      184. Have they notreflected? There is no madness in their companion, he is but a plainwarner.
      185. Will they not ponder upon the kingdom of the heavens and theearth, and all that Allah created, and that it may be that their term isdrawing near? So, in which speech will they believe thereafter?
      186. Nonecan guide those whom Allah leaves in error. He leaves them in theirinsolence, wandering blindly.
      187. They ask you about the Hour and when itis to come. Say: 'None knows except my Lord. He alone will reveal it atthe appointed time. It is heavy in the heavens and earth. It will not cometo you but suddenly.' They will question you, as though you had fullknowledge of it. Say: 'Its knowledge is with Allah, though most people areunaware.'
      188. Say: 'I do not have the power to acquire benefits or toavert harm from myself, except by the Will of Allah. Had I possessedknowledge of the unseen, I would have availed myself of much that is good,and no harm would have touched me. But I am only a warner and a bearer ofglad tidings for a nation who believe.
      189. It is He who created you from asoul. From it He created its mate, so that he might reside with her. Andwhen he had covered her, she conceived, and for a time her burden waslight. She carried it with ease, but when it grew heavy, they bothsupplicated to Allah, their Lord: 'Grant us a goodly child and we will beamong the thankful.'
      190. Yet when He gave both of them (the parents) agoodly child, they set up associates with Him, in return for what He hadgiven them. Exalted be Allah above that they associate with Him.
      191. Willthey associate that which cannot create a thing while they are created?
      192. They cannot help them, nor can they help themselves.
      193. If you callthem to guidance, they will not follow you. It is the same whether youcall them or you are silent.
      194. Those whom you invoke, other than Allah,are worshipers like yourselves. Call them, and let them answer you, ifwhat you say is true!
      195. Have they feet to walk with? Have they hands topunish with? Have they eyes to see with? Have they ears to hear with? Say:'Call on your partners and then try to scheme against me. Give me norespite.
      196. My Guardian is Allah, who has sent down the Book. He guardsthe righteous.
      197. Those whom you invoke, other than Him, cannot help you,nor can they help themselves.'
      198. If you call them to guidance, they willnot hear you. You see them looking towards you, but they cannot see.
      199. Accept the easing, order with fine jurisprudence, and avoid the ignorant.
      200. When satan provokes you seek refuge in Allah; He is the Hearing, theKnowing.
      201. Indeed, when a visitation of satan touches the cautious(worshipers) they remember, and then see clearly.
      202. And their brothers,they prolong them in error, and they will never stop.
      203. When you do notbring them a verse, they say, 'Why have you not chosen one?' Say: 'Ifollow only what is revealed to me from my Lord. This (Koran) is averitable proof from your Lord, guidance and mercy for people whobelieve.'
      204. When the Koran is recited, listen to it in silence in orderthat Allah has mercy upon you.
      205. Remember your Lord in your soul withhumility and fear, and not with a loud voice, morning and evening, and donot be among the inattentive.
      206. Those who are with your Lord are not tooproud to worship Him. They exalt Him and to Him they prostrate.

      8. The Spoils - Al-'Anfal

      In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

      1. They ask you about the spoils (of war). Say: 'The spoils belong toAllah and the Messenger. Therefore, have fear of Allah and set thingsright between you. Obey Allah and His Messenger, if you are believers.'
      2. Indeed the believers are those whose hearts quake at the mention of Allah,and when His verses are recited to them it increased them in faith. Theyare those who put their trust in their Lord.
      3. Those who pray steadfastly,and spend of that which We have provided them,
      4. those are, in truth, thebelievers. They shall have degrees with their Lord and forgiveness, and agenerous provision.
      5. It is like when your Lord caused you to leave yourhome with the truth, though some of the believers disliked it.
      6. Theyargued with you about the truth after it had been made clear, as thoughthey were being led to certain death while looking.
      7. (Remember) whenAllah promised to grant you one of the two parties (at Badr), and youwished for the one that was not strong. Allah wanted to establish thetruth by His Words and to sever the unbelievers to the last,
      8. in orderthat He might verify the truth and annul the falsehood, even though thewrongdoers hated it.
      9. And when you (Prophet Muhammad) prayed to your Lordfor help, He answered: 'I am sending to your aid a thousand angels insuccession.'
      10. Allah only made it to be glad tidings and so that yourhearts may be satisfied; victory comes only from Allah; He is Almighty,Wise.
      11. When you were overcome by sleep, as security from Him, He sentdown water from the sky to cleanse you and to purify you of satan's filth,to strengthen your hearts and to steady your footsteps.
      12. And when Allahrevealed to the angels, saying: 'I shall be with you. Give courage to thebelievers. I shall cast terror into the hearts of the unbelievers. Strikethem above the necks, smite their finger tips.'
      13. This is because theyhad made a breach with Allah and His Messenger. He who makes a breach withAllah and His Messenger indeed, Allah is stern in retribution.
      14. 'Thatfor you, so taste it, the punishment of the Fire is for the unbelievers.'
      15. Believers, when you encounter unbelievers on the march do not turn yourbacks to them in flight.
      16. If anyone on that day turns his back to themin flight, except when maneuvering to fight, or to join another party, heshall be laden with the Anger of Allah and Gehenna shall be his refuge -an evil arrival.
      17. It was not you who killed them, but Allah slew them,neither was it you who threw at them. Allah threw at them in order that Heconfers on the believers a fair benefit. Indeed, Allah is Hearing,Knowing.
      18. Allah will surely weaken the guile of the unbelievers.
      19. Ifyou were seeking a victory, victory has now come to you. If you desist, itwill be better for you. If you resume We will return, and even if yourforces are numerous, they shall not help you at all. And Allah is with thebelievers.
      20. Believers, obey Allah and His Messenger, and do not turnaway from him when you are hearing.
      21. Do not be like those who say: 'Wehear,' but they do not listen.
      22. The worst beasts before Allah are thosewho are deaf, dumb, and do not understand.
      23. Indeed, had Allah known anygood in them, He would have let them hear. But even if He had made themhear, they would have turned away, swerving aside.
      24. Believers, respondto Allah and the Messenger when he calls you to that which revives you.Know that Allah is between the person and his heart, and that to Him youshall all be gathered.
      25. And be cautious against a sedition that will notsmite the harmdoers alone. Know that the punishment of Allah is Stern.
      26. And remember how He gave you shelter when you were few in number andconsidered weak in the land, ever fearing that the people would snatch youaway; but He gave you refuge and supported you with His victory andprovided you with goodness, so that you might give thanks.
      27. Believers,do not betray Allah and the Messenger, nor knowingly betray your trust.
      28. Know that your children and your wealth are but a temptation, and that thereward with Allah is great.
      29. Believers, if you fear Allah, He will giveyou a criteria and cleanse you of your sins and forgive you. Allah is theOwner of great bounty.
      30. And when the unbelievers plotted against you(Prophet Muhammad). They sought to either take you captive or have youkilled, or expelled. They plotted - but Allah (in reply) also plotted.Allah is the Best in plotting.
      31. Whenever Our verses are recited to them,they say: 'We have heard them, if we wished, we could speak its like. Theyare but tales of the ancients.'
      32. When they say: 'O Allah, if this isindeed the truth from You, rain down upon us stones from heaven or bringus a painful punishment..'
      33. But Allah was not to punish them whilst youwere living in their midst. Nor would Allah punish them if they repeatedlyask forgiveness of Him.
      34. And why should Allah not punish them, when theyhave barred others from the Sacred Mosque, although they were not itsguardians? Its only guardians are the cautious, though most of them do notknow.
      35. Their prayers at the Sacred House are nothing but whistling andclapping. Therefore, taste the punishment for your disbelief.
      36. Those whodisbelieve spend their wealth to bar (others) from the Path of Allah. Theywill spend it; but it will become a regret for them, then they will beovercome. The unbelievers shall be gathered in Gehenna,
      37. in order thatAllah will separate the wicked from the good. He will heap the wicked oneupon another, and then heap them together and cast them in Gehenna - thoseshall be the losers.
      38. Tell the unbelievers that if they abandon theirways He will forgive them what is past; but, if they return, that wasindeed the way of their forefathers who have passed away.
      39. Fight themuntil persecution is no more and the Religion of Allah reigns supreme. Ifthey desist, Allah sees the things they do;
      40. but if they turn away, knowthat Allah is your guardian, (He is) the best Guardian and the best Giverof victory.
      41. And know that one fifth of whatever you take as spoilsbelong to Allah, the Messenger, kinsmen of the Messenger, the orphans, theneedy, and the destitute traveler; if you believe in Allah and what Wesent down to Our worshiper on the day of victory, the day when the twoarmies met. Allah has power over all things.
      42. And when you were encampedon the nearside and they (the unbelievers) on the farther side, with thecaravan below, had you made an appointment with them, you would havesurely failed to keep it; but Allah sought to accomplish what He hadordained, so that by clear evidence, he who was destined to perish mightperish, and he who was destined to live might live. Surely, Allah isHearing, Knowing.
      43. And when Allah made them appear to you in a vision asa small band, had He showed them to you as many, your courage would havefailed you and you would have quarreled over the affair. But Allah saved;He knows the inner most thoughts in the chests.
      44. And when you met them,He showed them in your eyes as being few, and decreased (your number) intheir eyes so that Allah might determine what was ordained. To Allah allmatters return.
      45. Believers, when you meet an army stand firm andremember Allah abundantly, in order that you are prosperous.
      46. Obey Allahand His Messenger and do not dispute with one another lest you should losecourage and your resolve weaken. Have patience - Allah is with those whoare patient.
      47. Do not be like those who left their homes elated withinsolence and showing off to people, barring others from the Path of Allah- but Allah encompasses what they do.
      48. And when satan made their fouldeeds seem fair to them. He said: 'No one shall conquer you this day. Ishall be your savior.' But when the two armies came within sight of eachother, he took to his heels, saying: 'I reject you, for I can see what youcannot. I fear Allah, Allah is Stern in retribution.'
      49. And when thehypocrites and those in whose hearts was sickness said: 'Those, theirreligion has deceived them.' But whosoever puts his trust in Allah, indeedAllah is Mighty, Wise.
      50. If you could see the angels when they carry offthe souls of the unbelievers, beating their faces and their backs, saying:'Taste the punishment of Burning!
      51. That is for what your hands haveforwarded, Allah is not unjust to His worshipers.'
      52. Like Pharaoh'sfamily and those who have gone before them, they disbelieved the signs ofAllah. Therefore, Allah seized them in their sinfulness. Mighty is Allahand stern in retribution.
      53. This is because Allah would never change Hisfavor that He bestowed upon a nation until they change what is in theirhearts. Allah is Hearing, Knowing.
      54. Like Pharaoh's family and those whohave gone before them, they belied the signs of their Lord, and so Wedestroyed them for their sins and drowned Pharaoh's family. They were allharmdoers.
      55. Indeed, the basest creatures before Allah are theunbelievers for they will not believe;
      56. those with whom you have made atreaty, then break their treaty with you every time; having no fear (ofAllah),
      57. if you meet them in battle, cause their example to scatterthose behind them so that they remember.
      58. If you fear treachery from anyof your allies, you can dissolve with them equally. Allah does not lovethe treacherous.
      59. Do not suppose that the unbelievers have outstripped(Allah). They cannot frustrate Me.
      60. Muster against them whatever you areable of force and tethers (ropes) of horses, so that you strike terrorinto the enemies of Allah and your enemy, and others besides them whom youdo not know but Allah does. All that you spend in the Way of Allah shallbe repaid to you. You shall not be wronged.
      61. If they incline to peace,incline to it also, and put your trust in Allah. Surely, He is theHearing, the Knowing.
      62. Should they seek to deceive you, Allah issufficient for you. It is He who supported you with His victory and withbelievers,
      63. and brought their hearts together. If you had given away allthe riches of the earth, you could not have so united them, but Allah hasunited them. He is Almighty, Wise.
      64. O Prophet, Allah suffices you andwhosoever follows you of the believers.
      65. O Prophet, urge the believersto fight. If there are twenty patient men among you, you shall overcometwo hundred, and if there are a hundred, they shall overcome a thousandunbelievers, for they are a nation who do not understand.
      66. Allah has nowlightened it for you, for He knows that there is weakness amongst you. Ifthere are a hundred patient men among you, they shall overcome twohundred; and if there are a thousand, they shall, by the permission ofAllah, defeat two thousand. Allah is with the patient.
      67. It is not forany Prophet to have prisoners in order to slaughter many in the land. Youwant the gains of this life, and Allah wants the Everlasting Life, andAllah is Mighty, Wise.
      68. Had there not been a previous writing fromAllah, you would have been afflicted by a mighty punishment.
      69. Eat ofwhat you have taken from the spoils; such is lawful and good, and fearAllah. Allah is Forgiving and Most Merciful.
      70. O Prophet, say to thoseyou have taken captive in your hand: 'If Allah finds goodness in yourhearts, He will give you that which is better than what has been takenfrom you, and He will forgive you. Allah is Forgiving, the Most Merciful.'
      71. But if they seek to betray you, they had betrayed Allah before, but Hehas let you overcome them. Allah is the Knower, the Wise.
      72. Those whobelieve and migrated, and fought for the Cause of Allah with their wealthand their persons; and those who sheltered them and helped them shall beguides to each other. And those who believe, but have not emigrated - youhave no guidance towards them till they emigrate. But if they seek yourhelp in the cause of your religion, it is your duty to help them, exceptagainst a nation with whom you have a treaty. Allah sees the things youdo.
      73. The unbelievers, they are guides of one another. Unless you dothis, there will be persecution in the land and great corruption.
      74. Thosewho believe and migrated from their homes and fought for the Way of Allah,and those who have sheltered them and helped them they are truly thebelievers. Theirs shall be forgiveness and a generous provision.
      75. Andthose who believed afterwards and emigrated, and struggled with you - theyare of you. And in the Book of Allah, the near kinsmen deserve one another(in inheritance). Allah has knowledge of all things.

      9. Repentance - Al-Tawba

      1. An acquittal from Allah and His Messenger to the idolaters with whomyou have made agreements;
      2. 'For four months you shall journey freely inthe land. But know that you shall not render Allah incapable, and thatAllah will humiliate the unbelievers.'
      3. A proclamation from Allah and HisMessenger, to the people on the day of the Grand Pilgrimage; 'Allahrejects, and His Messenger (rejects) the idolaters. So if you repent, thatwill be better for you; but if you turn your backs, know that you cannotfrustrate Allah. And give glad tidings to the unbelievers of a painfulpunishment,
      4. except those idolaters who have fully honored their treatieswith you and aided none against you. With these fulfill your covenant tilltheir term. Surely, Allah loves the righteous.
      5. When the sacred monthsare over, slay the idolaters wherever you find them. Take them and confinethem, then lie in ambush everywhere for them. If they repent and establishthe prayer and pay the obligatory charity, let them go their way. Allah isForgiving and the Most Merciful.
      6. If an idolater seeks asylum with you,give him protection in order that he hears the Word of Allah, and thenconvey him to his place of safety, because they are a nation who do notknow.
      7. How can the idolaters have any treaty with Allah and HisMessenger, except those with whom you have made treaties by the SacredMosque? So long as they are straight with you, so be straight with them.Allah loves the righteous.
      8. How? If they prevail against you they willrespect neither agreements nor ties of kindred. They satisfy you withtheir tongues, but their hearts are averse; and most of them are wicked.
      9. They sell the verses of Allah for a small price and bar others from HisPath. Evil is what they have been doing.
      10. They honor with the believersneither bonds nor treaties. Such are the transgressors.
      11. If they repentand establish the prayer and pay the obligatory charity, they shall becomeyour brothers in the religion. So We make plain Our verses for a nationthat knows.
      12. But if, after coming to terms with you, they break theiroaths and revile your belief, fight the leaders of the disbelief - forthey have no oaths - in order that they will desist.
      13. Will you not fightagainst those who have broken their oaths and conspired to expel theMessenger? They were the first to attack you. Do you fear them? Surely,Allah has better rights that you fear Him, if you are believers.
      14. Fightthem, Allah will punish them with your hands and degrade them. He willgrant you victory over them and heal the chests of a believing nation.
      15. He will take away all anger from their hearts: Allah turns to whomsoeverHe will. Allah is Knowing, Wise.
      16. Did you suppose that you would be leftbefore Allah has known those of you who fought and did not take aconfidant other than Allah, His Messenger, and the believers? Allah isAware of what you do.
      17. Idolaters should not inhabit the mosques of Allahbearing witness against themselves with disbelief. Those, their deeds havebeen annulled, and in the Fire they shall live for ever.
      18. None shouldinhabit the mosques of Allah except those who believe in Allah and theLast Day, establish their prayers and pay the obligatory charity, and fearnone except Allah. May these be among the guided.
      19. Do you considergiving drink to the pilgrims and inhabiting the Sacred Mosque is the sameas one who believes in Allah and the Last Day, and struggles in the Way ofAllah? These are not held equal by Allah. Allah does not guide theharmdoers.
      20. Those who believe, and migrated, and struggle in the Way ofAllah with their wealth and their persons are greater in rank with Allah.It is they who are the winners.
      21. Their Lord gives them glad tidings ofmercy from Him, and pleasure; for them await gardens in which there iseternal bliss.
      22. where they shall live for ever. The wage with Allah isgreat indeed.
      23. Believers, do not take your fathers or your brothers fora guide if they love disbelief rather than belief. Whosoever of you takesthem for guides are the harmdoers.
      24. Say: 'If your fathers, your sons,your brothers, your wives, your tribes, the property you have acquired,the merchandise you fear will not be sold, and the homes you love, aredearer to you than Allah, His Messenger and the struggling for His Way,then wait until Allah shall bring His command. Allah does not guide theevildoers.'
      25. Allah has helped you on many a battlefield. In the Battleof Hunain, when your numbers were pleasing you they availed you nothing;the earth, for all its vastness, seemed to close in upon you and youturned your backs and fled.
      26. Then, Allah caused His tranquility(sechina) to descend upon His Messenger and the believers; He sent legionsyou did not see and sternly punished the unbelievers. Such is therecompense of the unbelievers.
      27. Yet thereafter, Allah turns to whom Hewill. He is the Forgiving, the Most Merciful.
      28. Believers, the idolatersare unclean. Do not let them approach the Sacred Mosque after this year.If you fear poverty, Allah, if He wills, will enrich you through Hisbounty. He is Knowing, Wise.
      29. Fight those who neither believe in Allahnor the Last Day, who do not forbid what Allah and His Messenger haveforbidden, and do not embrace the religion of the truth, being among thosewho have been given the Book (Bible and the Torah), until they pay tributeout of hand and have been humiliated.
      30. The Jews say Ezra is the son ofAllah, while the Christians (who follow Paul) say the Messiah is the sonof Allah. Such are their assertions, by which they imitate those whodisbelieved before. Allah fights them! How perverted are they!
      31. Theytake their rabbis and monks as lords besides Allah, and the Messiah, sonof Mary, though they were ordered to worship but one God, there is no godexcept He. Exalted is He above that they associate with Him!
      32. Theydesire to extinguish the Light of Allah with their mouths; but Allah seeksonly to perfect His Light, though the unbelievers hate it.
      33. It is He whohas sent forth His Messenger with guidance and the religion of truth touplift it above every religion, no matter how much the idolaters hate it.
      34. Believers, many are the rabbis and monks who in falsehood defraudpeople of their possessions and bar people from the Path of Allah. Giveglad tidings of a painful punishment to those who treasure gold and silverand do not spend it in the Way of Allah.
      35. On that Day they (thetreasures) will be heated in the fire of Gehenna (Hell), and theirforeheads, sides, and backs will be branded with them, and told: 'Theseare the things which you have treasured. Taste then that which you weretreasuring!'
      36. The number of the months, with Allah, is twelve in theBook of Allah, the day when He created the heavens and the earth; ofthese, four are sacred. That is the right religion. Therefore, do notwrong yourselves in them and fight against the unbelievers all together asthey themselves fight against you all together; know that Allah is withthe cautious.
      37. The postponement of sacred months is an increase indisbelief in which the unbelievers are misguided. They allow it one yearand forbid it another year, so that they can make up for the months thatAllah has sanctified so making lawful what Allah has forbidden. Their foulacts seem fair to them - Allah does not guide the unbelievers.
      38. Believers, why is it that when it is said to you: 'March in the Way ofAllah,' you linger with heaviness in the land? Are you content with thislife rather than the Everlasting Life? Yet the enjoyment of this life in(comparison to) the Everlasting Life is little.
      39. If you do not go forth,He will punish you with a painful punishment and replace you by anothernation. You will in no way harm Him; for Allah has power over all things.
      40. If you do not help him, Allah will help him as He helped him when hewas driven out with one other (Abu Bakr) by the unbelievers. When the twowere in the cave, he said to his companion: 'Do not sorrow, Allah is withus.' Then Allah caused His tranquility (shechina) to descend upon him andsupported him with legions (of angels) you did not see, and He made theword of the unbelievers the lowest, and the Word of Allah is the highest.Allah is Mighty, Wise.
      41. Whether lightly or heavily, march on and fightfor the Way of Allah, with your wealth and your persons. This will be bestfor you, if you but knew.
      42. Had the gain been immediate or the journeyeasy, they would have followed you; but the distance seemed far to them.Yet they will swear by Allah: 'Had we been able, we would have gone outwith you.' They bring destruction upon their souls. Allah knows that theyare lying.
      43. Allah has forgiven you! Why did you give them leave (to staybehind) until it was clear to you which of them was truthful and knewthose who lied?
      44. Those who believe in Allah and the Last Day will notask your permission so that they may struggle with their wealth and theirselves. Allah knows best the righteous.
      45. Only those who ask yourpermission do not believe in Allah and the Last Day and whose hearts arefilled with doubt. And in their doubt, they waiver.
      46. Had they intendedto set forth with you, they would have prepared themselves for it. ButAllah did not like their going forth and held them back, and it was said:'Stay back with those who stay back.'
      47. Had they gone forth among you,they would only have increased your burden, and run to and fro in yourmidst, seeking to stir up sedition between you; and some of you wouldlisten to them; and Allah knows the harmdoers.
      48. Beforehand they hadalready sought to stir up sedition, and turned things upside down for you,until the truth came, and the command of Allah appeared, although theywere averse.
      49. Among them are some that say: 'Give us leave and do notexpose us to temptation.' Surely, they have already succumbed totemptation. Gehenna shall encompass the unbelievers.
      50. If good comes toyou, it grieves them; but if hardship befalls you, they say: 'We havetaken our precautions,' and they turn away, rejoicing.
      51. Say: 'Nothingwill befall us except what Allah has ordained. He is our Guardian. InAllah, let the believers put their trust.'
      52. Say: 'Are you waiting foranything to befall us except one of the two excellent things (victory ormartyrdom)? We are waiting for the punishment of Allah to smite you,either from Him or at our hands. Wait if you will, we are waiting.'
      53. Say: 'Whether you spend voluntarily or reluctantly it shall not beaccepted from you; for you are a wicked nation.'
      54. Nothing prevents theirofferings from being accepted except that they do not believe in Allah andHis Messenger. They do not come to the prayer except lazily and spendgrudgingly.
      55. Let neither their wealth nor their children please you.Through these Allah seeks to punish them in this life, and that theirsouls depart while they are unbelievers.
      56. They swear by Allah that theybelong with you, yet they are not of you. They are a nation that areafraid.
      57. If they could find a shelter or caverns, or any place to creepinto they will turn stampeding to it.
      58. There are some among them whofind fault with you concerning the distribution of alms. If a share isgiven to them they are contented, but if they receive nothing then theyare angry.
      59. Would that they were well-pleased with what Allah and HisMessenger have given them, and would say: 'Allah is sufficient for us.Allah will provide for us from His abundance, and so will His Messenger.To Allah, we hope.'
      60. The obligatory charity shall be only for the poorand the needy, and for those who work to collect it, and to influencehearts (to belief), for ransoming captives, and debtors in the Way ofAllah and the destitute traveler. It is an obligation from Allah. Allah isKnowing, Wise.
      61. And there are others among them who hurt the Prophetsaying: 'He lends an ear (to everything).' Say: 'He lends an ear of goodfor you; he believes in Allah and trusts the believers, and he is a mercyto the believers among you. Those who hurt the Messenger of Allah - forthem there is a painful punishment.'
      62. They swear in the Name of Allah inorder to please you. But it is more just that they should please Allah andHis Messenger if they are believers.
      63. Are they not aware that whosoeveropposes Allah and His Messenger shall live for ever in the Fire ofGehenna? That surely is the greatest degradation.
      64. The hypocrites areafraid lest a chapter be sent down against them telling them what is intheir hearts. Say: 'Mock if you will; Allah will surely bring forth whatyou are fearing.'
      65. If you question them, they will say: 'We were onlyplunging and playing.' Say: 'Were you mocking Allah, His verses, and HisMessenger?
      66. Do not make excuses. You have disbelieved after youbelieved. If we forgive some of you, We will punish others, for they weresinners.'
      67. Be they men or women, the hypocrites are all alike. Theyorder what is evil, forbid what is just, and tighten their purse strings.They forsook Allah, so Allah forsook them. Surely, the hypocrites areevildoers.
      68. Allah has promised the hypocrites, both men and women, andthe unbelievers the Fire of Gehenna. They shall live in it for ever. It issufficient for them. Allah has cursed them and for them is a lastingpunishment.
      69. You are like those before you. They were stronger than youin might, and had greater riches and more children. They took enjoyment intheir share, so do you take enjoyment in your share as those before youtook enjoyment in their share. You have plunged as they plunged. Those,their works are annulled, failed in this world and in the EverlastingLife, those, they are the losers.
      70. Have they not heard the news of thosewho have gone before them? The news of the nations of Noah, Aad andThamood, of Abraham's nation, and the people of Midian and the ruinedcities? Their Messengers showed them clear signs. Allah did not harm them,but they harmed themselves.
      71. The believers, both men and women, areguides to each other. They order what is just and forbid what is evil;they establish their prayers and pay the obligatory charity and obey Allahand His Messenger. On these Allah will have mercy. He is Mighty, Wise.
      72. Allah has promised the believing men and women gardens underneath whichrivers flow, in which they shall live for ever. Goodly mansions in theGardens of Eden, and the pleasure from Allah which is greater. That is thegreatest winning.
      73. O Prophet, struggle with the unbelievers and thehypocrites and be harsh with them. Gehenna shall be their refuge - an evilarrival.
      74. They swear by Allah that they said nothing. Yet they did utterthe word of disbelief and disbelieved after they had submitted. Theyintended what they never attained to, and took revenge only that Allahenriched them, and His Messenger, of His Bounty. If they repent, it willindeed be better for them; but if they turn away, Allah will sternlypunish them both in this world and in the Everlasting Life. They have noneon earth to protect or help them.
      75. Some of them have made a covenantwith Allah, 'If Allah gives to us of His bounty, we will give charity andbe of the righteous.'
      76. But when Allah had bestowed His bounty on themthey became greedy and turned away, swerving aside.
      77. He has causedhypocrisy to be in their hearts till the Day they meet Him, because theyhave changed what they promised Allah and because they were liars.
      78. Didthey not know that Allah knows their secret and what they conspiretogether, and that Allah knows all the unseen?
      79. As for those who tauntthe believers who give charity voluntarily, and scoff at those who giveaccording to their means, Allah will scoff at them. Theirs shall be apainful punishment.
      80. (It is the same) whether or not you beg forgivenessfor them. If you beg forgiveness for them seventy times Allah will notforgive them, for they have disbelieved in Allah and His Messenger. Allahdoes not guide the evildoers.
      81. Those who were left behind were glad thatthey were left behind by the Messenger of Allah, for they disliked tostruggle in the Way of Allah with their wealth and their persons. Theysaid: 'Do not go forth in the heat.' Say: 'The Fire of Gehenna is morehot!' Would that they understood!
      82. They shall laugh but little and shedmany tears. So shall they be recompensed for their earnings.
      83. If Allahbrings you back to a party of them and they ask permission to march withyou, say: 'You shall never march with me, nor shall you fight with meagainst any enemy. You were pleased to remain on the first occasion,therefore, you shall now stay with those who remain behind.'
      84. You shallnever pray over any one of them when he is dead, nor stand over his tomb.For they disbelieved in Allah and His Messenger and died whilst they weresinners.
      85. Let neither their riches nor their children please you. Withit Allah wants to punish them in this life, so that their souls departwhile they disbelieve.
      86. Whenever a chapter is sent down, saying:'Believe in Allah and struggle with His Messenger,' the rich among themasked you to excuse them, saying: 'Leave us with those who are to staybehind.'
      87. They were content to be with those who stayed behind, a sealwas set upon their hearts, so they do not understand.
      88. But the Messengerand those who believed with him struggled with their wealth and theirselves For them awaits goodness and those are the winners.
      89. Allah hasprepared for them gardens underneath which rivers flow, in which theyshall live for ever. That is the greatest winning.
      90. Some Arabs of thedesert who had an excuse came asking permission to stay behind; whilstthose who belied Allah and His Messenger remained behind. A painfulpunishment shall fall on those of them that disbelieved.
      91. There is nofault for the weak, the sick, and those lacking the means to spend (tostay behind), if they are true to Allah and His Messenger. There is no wayagainst the righteous; Allah is Forgiving, the Most Merciful.
      92. Nor shallthose who came to you to be provided with mounts. And when you said: 'Ican find no mounts for you,' they turned back, their eyes streaming withtears grieving that they could not find the means to spend.
      93. But theblame is to be laid on those who asked permission of you whilst they arerich. They are content to remain with those who stay behind. Allah has seta seal upon their hearts so they do not know.
      94. When you return, theywill apologize to you. Say: 'Make no excuses; we will not believe you.Allah has already told us of your news. Surely, Allah and His Messengerwill see your work; then you will be returned to the Knower of the unseenand the visible, and He will inform you of what you were doing.'
      95. Whenyou return to them, they will swear to you by Allah that you might turnaside from them. Let them alone, they are unclean. Gehenna shall be theirrefuge, a recompense for their earnings.
      96. They will swear to you inorder to please you. But if you will be pleased with them, Allah will notbe pleased with the evildoing nation.
      97. The Bedouin Arabs surpass (thecity dwellers) in disbelief and hypocrisy, and are more likely not to knowthe bounds that Allah has sent down to His Messenger. But Allah isKnowing, Wise.
      98. Some Arabs (Banu Asad and Ghatfan tribes) regard whatthey spend as a (compulsory) fine and wait for some misfortune to befallyou. Theirs shall be the evil turn! Allah is Hearing, Knowing.
      99. Yetthere are some Arabs (Juhaina and Muszaina tribes) who believe in Allahand the Last Day, and regard what they spend as a means of bringing themclose to Allah and to the prayers of the Messenger. Indeed, they are anoffering for them; Allah will admit them to His Mercy. He is Forgiving,Merciful.
      100. As for the first outstrippers among the migrants andsupporters and those who followed them in doing good, Allah is pleasedwith them and they are pleased with Him. He has prepared for them gardensunderneath which rivers flow, where they shall live for ever. That is thegreatest winning.
      101. Some of the Bedouin Arabs around you are hypocrites,and so are some of the people of Madinah who are well versed in hypocrisy.You do not know them, but We do. Twice We will punish them - then theyshall return to a mighty punishment.
      102. There are others who haveconfessed their sins; they intermixed good deeds with another evil. It maybe that Allah will turn towards them in mercy. Allah is Forgiving,Merciful.
      103. Take charity from their wealth, in order that they arethereby cleansed and purified, and pray for them; for your prayer is acomforting mercy for them. Allah is Hearing, Knowing.
      104. Do they not knowthat Allah accepts the repentance of His worshipers and takes theircharity, and that Allah is the Forgiving, the Merciful?
      105. Say: 'Allahwill see your works and so will His Messenger and the believers; then youshall be returned to the Knower of the unseen and the visible, and He willinform you of what you were doing.'
      106. There are others who must wait forthe Commandment of Allah. He will either punish or turn towards them. AndAllah is Knowing, Wise.
      107. And there are those who have taken a mosque tocause harm, disbelief, and to divide the believers, and as a place ofambush for those who fought Allah and His Messenger before. They swear:'We desired nothing but good', but Allah bears witness that they areliars.
      108. You shall never stand there. A mosque founded upon piety fromthe first day is worthier for you to stand in. In it are men who love topurify themselves. Allah loves those who purify themselves.
      109. Is he whofounds his building on the fear of Allah and His pleasure, better or hewho founds his building on the brink of a crumbling edge so that it willtumble with him into the Fire of Gehenna? Allah does not guide theharmdoers.
      110. The buildings they have built will always cause doubt intheir hearts, unless their hearts are torn into pieces. Allah is Knowing,Wise.
      111. Allah has purchased from the believers their selves andpossessions, and for them is Paradise. They fight in the Way of Allah,slay, and are slain. That is a binding promise upon Him in the Torah, theGospel and the Koran; and who is there that more truthfully fulfills hiscovenant than Allah? Therefore, rejoice in the bargain you have bargainedwith Him. That is the mighty winning.
      112. Those who repent, those whoworship Allah and praise (Him); those who journey, those who bow, thosewho prostrate themselves; those who order righteousness and forbid evil,and those who observe the limits of Allah - give glad tidings to thebelievers.
      113. It is not for the Prophet or the believers to askforgiveness for idolaters, even though they are near kindred, after it hasbecome clear that they are the inhabitants of Hell.
      114. Abraham only askedfor forgiveness for his father because of a promise he had made to him.But when it became clear to him that he was an enemy of Allah, he declaredhimself quit of him. Surely, Abraham was earnest in his supplication andtender-hearted.
      115. Nor will Allah lead a nation astray after He has giventhem guidance until He has made clear to them all that they should guardagainst. Allah has knowledge of all things.
      116. Indeed, to Allah belongthe kingdom of the heavens and the earth; He gives life and causes death.Other than Allah, you have neither a guardian nor a helper.
      117. In thehour of adversity, Allah turned (in mercy) to the Prophet, the Emigrants(of Mecca) and the Supporters (of Madinah) who followed him when some oftheir hearts were about to swerve away. He turned to them, indeed, He isGentle, the Most Merciful.
      118. And to the three who were left behind (atthe Battle of Tabuk), until the earth became narrow with all its vastness,and their souls became narrow for them, they knew there was no shelterfrom Allah except in Him. Then He turned to them (in mercy) so that theymight also turn (in repentance). Allah is the Turner, the Most Merciful.
      119. Believers, fear Allah and stand with the truthful.
      120. The people ofMadinah and the Arabs who dwell around them have no cause to stay behindthe Messenger of Allah, or to prefer their lives to his. They are neitherstricken by thirst, nor by tiredness, nor yet by hunger in the Way ofAllah, nor do they take steps that anger the unbelievers, nor gain anygain from an enemy, but that it is counted as a righteous deed. Allah doesnot waste the wage of the good-doers.
      121. Each sum they spend, be it smallor large, and each valley they cross is written to their account, so thatAllah may recompense them for their best deeds.
      122. The believers shouldnot go forth altogether, rather, a party from each section should go forthto become well versed in the religion, and when they return to theirpeople warn them in order that they may beware.
      123. Believers, fight theunbelievers who are near you. Let them find firmness in you. Know thatAllah is with those who are cautious.
      124. Whenever a chapter is sent downto you, some ask: 'Which of you has it increased in belief?' It willsurely increase the belief of the believers and they are joyful.
      125. Asfor those whose hearts are diseased, they will be increased in filth addedto their filth, so that they die as unbelievers.
      126. Do they not see howonce or twice every year they are tried? Yet still they neither repent norremember.
      127. Whenever a chapter is sent down, they glance at each other,(asking): 'Does anyone see you?' Then they turn away. Allah has turnedaway their hearts, for they are a nation who do not understand.
      128. Indeed, there has come to you a Messenger from your own, he grieves foryour suffering, and is anxious about you, and is gentle, merciful to thebelievers.
      129. Therefore, if they turn away, say: 'Allah is sufficient forme. There is no god except He. In Him I have put my trust. He is the Lordof the Mighty Throne.'

      10. The Prophet Jonah - Yunus

      In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

      1. AlifLaamRa. Those are the verses of the Wise Book.
      2. Is it a wonderto the people that We revealed to a man from among themselves: 'Warnmankind, and bear the glad tidings to those who believe that they standfirm with their Lord?' (Yet) the unbelievers say: 'This is a clearsorcerer.'
      3. Indeed, your Lord is Allah, who, in six days created theheavens and the earth and then willed to the Throne, directing affairs.There is no intercessor except by His permission. Such is Allah your Lord,therefore worship Him. Will you not remember?
      4. To Him all of you willreturn together. This is, in truth, the promise of Allah. He originatescreation, then He revives it so that He may recompense those who believeand do righteous deeds. As for the unbelievers, theirs is a drink ofboiling water and a painful punishment for their disbelief.
      5. It was Hethat made the sun a brightness and the moon a light, and determined it inphases so that you might know the number of years and the reckoning. Allahdid not create them except in truth, and distinguishes the verses to anation who know.
      6. In the alternation of the night and day, and in allthat Allah has created in the heavens and the earth, surely there aresigns for people who are cautious.
      7. Those who do not expect to meet Us,and are well-pleased with this life and are satisfied with it, and thosewho are inattentive to Our signs,
      8. for them, their refuge is the Fire forwhat they have been earning.
      9. Indeed, those who believe and do righteousworks, their Lord will guide them for their belief, beneath them riverswill flow in gardens of bliss.
      10. (In it) their supplication will be:'Exaltations to You, Allah!' And their greeting will be: 'Peace!' Theywill end their supplication with 'Praise be to Allah, Lord of the all theWorlds!'
      11. If Allah should hasten evil to people as they would hastengood, their term would already have been decided. But We leave those whodo not expect to meet Us to wander blindly in their insolence.
      12. Whenaffliction befalls a man, he supplicates to Us (lying) on his side,sitting or standing. But as soon as We relieve him from his affliction, hecontinues (in the same way), as though he never supplicated to Us whenharm touched him. So it is, that which the sinners were doing seem fairlydecorated to them.
      13. We destroyed generations before you when they didevil. (When) their Messengers came to them with clear verses they wouldnot believe; so We recompense the sinning nation.
      14. After them We madeyou their successors in the earth, so that We might see how you would do.
      15. When Our verses, clear verses, are recited to them, those who do notreckon to meet Us say: 'Bring a Koran other than this, or make changes init.' Say: 'It is not for me to change it by myself. I follow nothing,except what is sent down to me. Indeed, if I should rebel against my LordI fear the punishment of a Great Day.'
      16. Say (Prophet Muhammad): 'HadAllah willed, I would not have recited it to you, nor would He have madeit known to you. I lived among you all my life before it (was sent down).Will you not understand?
      17. Who does greater evil than he who forges a lieabout Allah or belies His verses? Indeed, the evildoers do not prosper.
      18. They worship, other than Allah, that which can neither harm nor benefitthem, and say: 'These are our intercessors with Allah.' Say: 'Will youtell Allah of something He does not know about either in the heavens orearth? Exaltations to Him! Exalted be He above what they associate!'
      19. (Before) mankind were but one nation, then they differed with one another.But for a Word that preceded from your Lord, it (the matters) over whichthey differed had already been decided.
      20. They say: 'Why has no sign beensent down to him from his Lord.' Say: 'The Unseen belongs to Allah alone.Wait if you will - I am one of those who wait.'
      21. When We let peopletaste (Our) mercy after they had been afflicted by hardship, they deviseagainst Our verses. Say: 'Allah is more swift in devising.' Indeed, OurMessengers (the angels) are writing down whatever you devise.
      22. It is Hewho conveys you by land and sea. When you are on board the ship and theships run with them upon a fair breeze they are joyful. (But when) astrong wind and waves come upon them from every side, and they think theyare encompassed, they supplicate to Allah, making their religion Hissincerely, (saying): 'If You save us from this, we will indeed be amongthe thankful.'
      23. But when He has saved them, see how they becomewrongfully insolent in the land. People, your insolence is only againstyourselves; the enjoyment of this present life, then to Us you shallreturn and We shall tell you what you did.
      24. This present life is likethe water We send down from the sky. The plants of the earth mix with itand from it mankind and cattle eat; then when the earth has become lushand adorned, its inhabitants think they have power over it, Our commandcomes upon it by night or day, and We cause it to be stubble, just asthough it had not flourished the day before. In this way We distinguishOur verses for those who reflect.
      25. Allah invites you to the House ofPeace. He guides whom He will to a Straight Path
      26. for those who do goodis a fine reward and a surplus. Neither dust nor shame shall cover theirfaces. Those are the companions of Paradise in it they shall live forever.
      27. As for those who have earned evil deeds, evil shall berecompensed with its like. Abasement will cover them, they shall have noneto defend them from Allah - as though their faces were covered with partsof the blackness of night. Those, they are the companions of the Fire, init they shall live for ever.
      28. And on the Day when We assemble them alltogether, We shall say to those who associated (other gods with Allah):'Go to your place, you and your associates!' Then, We will separate them,and their associates will say (to them): 'It was not us that youworshipped.'
      29. Allah is a Sufficient witness between us and you, surely,we were heedless of your worship.
      30. There, each soul shall prove its pastdeeds. They shall be restored to Allah, their Guardian, the True, and thatwhich they forged will escape from them.
      31. Say: 'Who provides for youfrom heaven and earth, or who owns the hearing and the sight? Who bringsforth the living from the dead, and the dead from the living?' Who directsthe affair? Surely, they will say: 'Allah.' Then say: 'Then, will you notbe fearful?'
      32. Such is Allah, your Lord, the True. What, is there aftertruth, anything except error. Then how are you turned around (fromfaith)?'
      33. So the Word of your Lord is realized against the evildoersthat they do not believe.
      34. Say: 'Is there any (among) your associateswho originates creation, then cause it to be revived yet again?' Say:'Allah, He originates creation, then revives it yet again. How is it thatyou are so perverted?'
      35. Say: 'Do any of your partners guide you to thetruth?' Say: 'Allah, He guides to the truth. Who then is worthier to befollowed He who guides to the truth or he who cannot guide unless he(himself) is guided? What is the matter with you, how then can you judge?'
      36. Most of them follow nothing except conjecture. But conjecture does nothelp against the truth. Allah knows the things they do.
      37. This Korancould not have been forged by other than Allah. It confirms what wasbefore it; a distinguishing Book, in which there is no doubt, from theLord of all the worlds.
      38. Do they say: 'He has forged it'. Say: 'Composeone chapter like it, and call upon whom you will, other than Allah (tohelp you), if what you say is true!'
      39. They have belied that which theydid not understand of its knowledge, nor has its interpretation reachedthem. Those who were before also belied. But see how was the end of theharmdoers.
      40. Some believe in it, while others do not believe it. YourLord knows well the corrupters.
      41. If they belie you, say: 'I have mywork, you have your work. You are quit of what I do, and I am quit of whatyou do.'
      42. Some of them listen to you. But can you make the deaf hearyou, even though they cannot understand?
      43. Some of them look to you. Butcan you guide the blind, even though they do not see?
      44. Indeed, Allahdoes not wrong mankind a thing, but they wrong themselves.
      45. The Day whenHe will gather them, (it will be) as though they had lingered but an hourof the Day and they will recognize one another. Lost are those who beliedthe meeting with their Lord and were not guided.
      46. Whether We let you seesome of that with which We promised them, or We call you to Us, to Us theyshall return. Allah is witness of the things they do.
      47. Every nation hasits Messenger. Then, when their Messenger comes the matter is justlydecided between them; they are not wronged.
      48. They ask: 'If what you sayis true, when will this promise come?'
      49. Say: 'I have no power to benefitor harm myself except as Allah wills. To every nation is a fixed term andwhen their term comes they cannot delay it for an hour, nor can they bringit forward.
      50. Say: 'Have you considered? Should His punishment come uponyou by night or by day, what (part) of it would the sinners try tohasten?'
      51. And when it overtakes you, is it then that you will believe init, now, when you already try to hasten it!
      52. Then it shall be said tothe evildoers: 'Taste the punishment of eternity! Shall you be recompensedexcept according to what you earned?'
      53. They ask you to tell them if itis true. Say: 'Yes, by my Lord! It is true, and you cannot frustrate it!'
      54. If each soul that has done evil had all that is in the earth, it wouldoffer it for its ransom. And secretly they will feel regret when they seethe punishment, and the matter is justly decided between them, and theyare not wronged.
      55. Indeed, to Allah belongs everything in the heavens andthe earth. Indeed, the promise of Allah is true though most of them do nothave knowledge.
      56. It is He who gives life and causes death, and to Himyou shall be returned.
      57. People, an admonition has now come to you fromyour Lord, and a healing for what is in the chests, a guide and a mercy tobelievers.
      58. Say: 'In the Bounty of Allah and His Mercy let them rejoice,it (the Koran) is better than that which they hoard.'
      59. Say: 'Have youconsidered the provision that Allah has sent down for you, and some youhave made unlawful and some lawful?' Say: 'Has Allah given you Hispermission, or do you forge (falsehood) against Allah?'
      60. What will thosewho forged falsehood about Allah think on the Day of Resurrection? Allahis Bountiful to mankind; yet most of them do not give thanks.
      61. You arenot engaged in any matter, neither do you recite any portion of the Koran,nor do you do any work, except that We are witnesses over you when youpress upon it? Not even as much as the weight of an ant in earth or heavenescapes your Lord, nor is there anything smaller or greater, but it is(recorded) in a Clear Book.
      62. Indeed, there shall be neither fear norsorrow upon the guided by Allah.
      63. Those who believe and are cautious
      64. there is for them glad tidings in this present life and in the EverlastingLife. The Word of Allah is unchanging, that is the mighty triumph.
      65. Donot let their speech grieve you. All might belongs to Allah. He is theHearing, the Knowing.
      66. Attention: Indeed to Allah belongs everyone thatis in the heavens and in the earth. Those who call upon associates, otherthan Allah, follow nothing but assumptions, (they are) only lying.
      67. Heit is who has made the night for your rest and the day to see. Surely, inthis there are signs for people who listen.
      68. They say: 'Allah has takena son.' Exaltations be to Him (Allah)! Rich is He. To Him belongs all thatis in the heavens and the earth - you have no authority for this! What, doyou say of Allah what you do not know?
      69. Say: 'Those who forge falsehoodsagainst Allah shall not prosper.'
      70. (They take their) enjoyment in thisworld, but to Us they shall return, then, We shall let them taste theterrible punishment because they were unbelievers.'
      71. And recite to themthe story of Noah. He said to his nation: 'O my nation, if my standinghere, reminding you of the verses of Allah grieves you, and in Allah Ihave put my trust; decide upon your affair with your associates, then donot let your affair worry you. Come to a decision about me, and give me norespite.
      72. Then, if you turn your backs, I have not asked of you a wage.My wage falls only on Allah. I am commanded to be from those who surrender(Muslims).'
      73. But they belied him. Therefore We saved him and those whowere with him in the Ark, and We made them caliphs, and We drowned thosewho belied Our verses. See what was the end of those who were warned!
      74. After him We sent Messengers to their nation. They brought them clearsigns, but they were not of those to believe because they had belied itpreviously. So We seal the hearts of the evildoers.
      75. Then, after them Wesent Moses and Aaron with Our signs to Pharaoh and his Council. But theywere arrogant, for they were a sinful nation.
      76. When the truth came tothem from Us they said: 'This is indeed clear magic.'
      77. Moses said: 'Isthis what you say of the truth when it has come to you? Is this sorcery?Sorcerers do not prosper!'
      78. They said: 'Have you come to turn us awayfrom that which we found our fathers practicing (in order that) thedomination of the land might belong to you two? We do not believe you!'
      79. (Then) Pharaoh said: 'Bring every skilled sorcerer.'
      80. When the sorcererscame, Moses said to them: 'Cast down what you will cast.'
      81. And when theyhad cast, Moses said: 'What you have brought is sorcery. Surely, Allahwill render it as nothing. Allah does not put right the work of thecorrupt.'
      82. Allah verifies the truth by His Words, even though thesinners hate it.
      83. So none believed Moses except a few of his nationbecause they feared that Pharaoh and their Council would persecute them.Pharaoh was mighty in the land, and one of the evildoers.
      84. Moses said:'O my nation, if you believe in Allah, put your trust in Him, if you havesurrendered (Muslims).'
      85. They said: 'We have put our trust in Allah. OurLord, do not let us be a temptation to the harm-doing nation.
      86. Save us,through Your Mercy, from the unbelieving nation.'
      87. We revealed to Mosesand his brother: 'Take certain houses for your people in Egypt. Make yourhouses a direction (for pray); establish the prayer; and give glad tidingsto the believers.'
      88. 'Our Lord,' supplicated Moses. 'You have givenPharaoh and his Council adornments and possessions in this life. Our Lord,let them go astray from Your Path. Our Lord, destroy their possessions andharden their hearts so that they shall not believe until they see thepainful punishment.
      89. He (Allah) said: 'Your supplication is answered; sogo straight and do not follow the way of those who do not know.'
      90. Webrought the Children of Israel through the sea, and Pharaoh and hislegions pursued them arrogantly and frantically. But as he was drowning hecried out: '(Now) I believe that there is no god except He in whom theChildren of Israel believe. I am of those that surrender (Muslims).'
      91. (Allah said): 'Now (you believe)! But before this you rebelled and were ofthe corrupt.
      92. We shall deliver you (Ramsis II) with your body this day,so that you may be a sign to those after you. Indeed many people pay noheed to Our signs!
      93. (Thereafter) We settled the Children of Israel in ablessed land and provided them with good things. They did not differ untilknowledge was given them. Indeed, your Lord will decide between them onthe Day of Resurrection.
      94. If you are in doubt of what We have sent downto you, ask those who recite the Book before you. The truth has come toyou from your Lord, therefore do not be of the doubters.
      95. Do not beamong those who belie the verses of Allah, for then you would be among thelosers.
      96. Those against whom the Word of your Lord will be realized willnot believe,
      97. even though every sign comes to them, until they see thepainful punishment.
      98. Why, was there never a village that believed andits belief benefited them? Except Jonah's nation, when they believed, Wespared them from a degrading punishment in this life and We gave themenjoyment for awhile.
      99. Had your Lord willed, whosoever is in the earth,all would have believed. Would you then constrain people until theybelieve?
      100. No soul can believe except by the permission of Allah. Uponthose who do not understand lays His punishment.
      101. Say: 'See what is inthe heavens and the earth!' But neither signs nor warnings help theunbelievers.
      102. Do they watch and wait for anything except for dayssimilar to those who passed away before them? Say: 'Wait; I shall be withyou among those who are waiting.'
      103. Then we shall save Our Messengersand the believers. It is Our obligated duty, We shall save those whobelieve.
      104. Say: 'O people! If you are in doubt concerning my religion, Iworship none of those you worship, other than Allah but I worship Allah,who will cause you to die, for I am commanded to be among the believers,
      105. and, set your face towards the religion, being of pure faith, and donot be among the idolaters.
      106. Do not pray to, other than Allah, toanything that can neither help nor harm you, for if you do, you willbecome a harmdoer.
      107. If Allah touches you an affliction none can removeit except He; and if He wills any good for you, none can repel His Bounty.He causes it to fall upon whosoever of His worshippers that He will. He isthe Forgiving, the Most Merciful.'
      108. Say: 'O people! The truth has cometo you from your Lord. Whosoever is guided is guided only for himself, andwhosoever goes astray, he is astray for himself. I am not a guardian overyou.'
      109. Follow what is revealed to you, and be patient till Allah shalljudge, and He is the Best of judges.

      11. The Prophet Hood - Hood

      In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

      1. AlifLaamRa. (This is) a Book whose verses are clear, and thendistinguished from Him, the Wise, the Aware.
      2. Worship none except Allah.I am for you, a warner sent from Him and a bearer of glad tidings.
      3. Andask forgiveness of your Lord and then repent to Him. He will give youenjoyment till a stated term and will give of His Bounty to those ofgrace. But if you turn away, I fear for you the punishment of a MightyDay.
      4. To Allah you shall all return. He has power over all things.
      5. See,they cover their chests to conceal from Him. But when they wrap themselvesin their clothes He knows what they hide and what they reveal. Indeed, Heknows every thought within the chest.
      6. There is not a crawling (creature)on the earth whose provision is not by Allah. He knows its resting-placeand its repository. All is in a Clear Book.
      7. It is He who created theheavens and the earth in six days - and His Throne was upon the waters -that He might try you, (and see) which of you excel in works. If you say:'After death you shall be raised up,' the unbelievers will say: 'This isnothing but clear sorcery.'
      8. And if We delay the punishment till anappointed time, they will ask: 'What has detained it?' Indeed, the Daywill come to them, it will not be turned away from them, and that theymocked at will encompass them.
      9. If We let a human taste Our Mercy andthen withhold it from him, he becomes desperate and ungrateful.
      10. And ifafter adversity had come upon him, We let him taste prosperity, he says:'Evil has left me!' see, he is jubilant and boastful,
      11. except those whoare patient and do good deeds, for them awaits forgiveness and a mightywage.
      12. Perhaps you are leaving part of what has been sent down to you,and your chest is straitened by it, because they say: 'Why has no treasurebeen sent down to him, or an angel come with him?' You are only a warner,and Allah is a Guardian over everything.
      13. Or do they say: 'He has forgedit?' Say (to them): 'Then produce ten forged chapters like it. Call, ifyou are able, upon other than Allah, if what you say is true.'
      14. But ifthey do not answer you, know that it has been sent down with the knowledgeof Allah, and that there is no god except He. So, have you surrendered(become Muslims)?
      15. We shall pay those who desire the present life andits adornments in full for the work they have done therein, they shall notbe defrauded;
      16. those are they who in the Everlasting Life will have onlythe Fire. There, their deeds will have failed and their works will bevoid.
      17. Then what of he who stands upon a clear proof from his Lord,recited by a witness from Him and before him is the Book of Moses for aguide and a mercy? Those believe in it. But as for those partisans whodisbelieve in it, their promised land shall be the Fire. Therefore do notdoubt it. It is the truth from your Lord, yet most people do not believe.
      18. And who is greater in evil than he who forges a lie against Allah?Those, they shall be brought before their Lord, and witnesses will say:'Those are they who lied against their Lord.' Indeed, the curse of Allahshall fall upon the evildoers,
      19. who bar others from the Path of Allahand seek to make it crooked, they disbelieve in the Everlasting Life.
      20. They are unable to frustrate Him on the earth; there is none to protectthem, except Allah. Those, their punishment shall be doubled; they couldneither hear nor see.
      21. Those are they that have lost their souls, andthat which they forged has left them;
      22. without doubt they will be thegreatest losers in the Everlasting Life.
      23. Whereas those who believe anddo good deeds and humble themselves before their Lord, they are thecompanions of Paradise, and there they shall live for ever.
      24. Thelikeness of the two parties is as one who is blind and deaf, and one thatsees and hears, are they equally alike, will you not remember?
      25. We sentNoah to his nation. (He said:) 'I am a warner for you, and a bearer ofglad tidings.
      26. Worship none except Allah. I fear for you the punishmentof a painful Day.'
      27. The unbelieving Council of his nation said: 'We donot see you other than a human like ourselves. We see your followers arenone but the lowliest amongst us, and their opinion is not to beconsidered. We do not see you superior to us, rather, we consider youliars.'
      28. He said: 'What do you think my nation! If I have a clear prooffrom my Lord and He has given me mercy from Him, though it is hidden fromyou, can we compel you to accept it when you hate it?
      29. My nation, forthis I do not ask you for your wealth for my wage is only with Allah. Norwill I drive away the believers, for they will surely meet their Lord.But, I can see that you are ignorant.
      30. Were I to drive you away mynation, who would help me from Allah? Will you not remember?
      31. I do notsay to you that I possess the treasuries of Allah, and I do not know theunseen. I do not say I am an angel, nor do I say to those whom youdespise, Allah will not give them any good. Allah knows best what is intheir hearts. Indeed, if this were so then I would be amongst theharmdoers.'
      32. They said: 'O Noah, you have disputed, and disputed toomuch, with us. Bring (down) upon us that which you promised us, if whatyou say is true!'
      33. He replied: 'Allah will bring it (down) upon you ifHe will; you will never frustrate Him.
      34. Nor will my sincere counselbenefit you if I sincerely desire to counsel you if Allah desires to leadyou astray. He is your Lord, and to Him you shall return.'
      35. Or do theysay: 'He has fabricated it (himself)?' Say: 'If I had fabricated it, thenthe sin rests upon me. I reject the sins you do.'
      36. And it was revealedto Noah: 'None of your nation will believe except whosoever has alreadybelieved. Do not distress yourself with what they may do.
      37. Build the Arkwith Our seeing (and protection), and as We reveal. Do not speak to Meconcerning the evildoers; they shall be drowned.'
      38. Whenever an assemblyof his nation passed by him as he was building the Ark, they mocked him.Whereupon he said: 'If you mock us, we shall indeed mock you, just as youmock.
      39. You shall know to whom a degrading punishment will come, and uponwhom an everlasting punishment will fall.'
      40. And when Our command cameand the oven gushed (forth with water), We said (to Noah): 'Take on board(the Ark) a pair from every species and your family, except he of whom theword has already been spoken, and those who believe. And none except a fewbelieved with him.
      41. He (Noah) said: 'Embark. In the Name of Allah willbe its course and berthing. Indeed, my Lord is Forgiving, the MostMerciful.'
      42. And so it (the Ark) ran with them amidst the mountainouswaves, and Noah cried out to his son, who was standing apart, 'Embark withus, my son, do not be with the unbelievers!'
      43. But he replied: 'I shallseek refuge on a mountain, which will protect me from the water.' He(Noah) said: 'Today, there is no defender from the command of Allah,except those to whom He has mercy.' And the waves came between them, andhe was drowned.
      44. And it was said: 'Earth, swallow up your waters.Heaven, cease!' The water subsided and the matter was accomplished. Andthe Ark came to rest upon (the mountain of) Al-Judi, and it was said: 'Begone, evildoing nation!'
      45. Noah called out to his Lord, saying: 'O Lord,my son was of my family, and Your promise is surely the truth. You are themost Just of judges.'
      46. He said: 'Noah, he is not of your family. It isnot a good deed. Do not ask Me about things of which you have noknowledge. I reproach you lest you become among the ignorant.'
      47. He said:'My Lord, I seek refuge with You from asking You of that which I have noknowledge. If You do not forgive me and have mercy on me, I shall be amongthe losers.'
      48. It was said: 'O Noah, descend with peace from Us andblessings on you and on the nations of those with you; and nations - Weshall give them enjoyment, and then from Us they shall be visited with apainful punishment.'
      49. That is from the news of the unseen which Wereveal to you; neither you nor your nation knew this before now. Havepatience; the outcome is for the cautious.
      50. To Aad (We sent) theirbrother Hood. He said: 'My nation, worship Allah; you have no god exceptHe. You are only forgers.
      51. My nation, for this I ask of you no wage. Mywage is only with He who created me. Will you not understand?
      52. Mynation, ask your Lord to forgive you and turn to Him in repentance. Fromthe sky He will loose an abundance (of rain) upon you; He will addstrength to your strength. Do not turn away as sinners.'
      53. They replied:'Hood, you have not brought us a clear sign. We will not forsake our godsbecause of what you say. We do not believe you.
      54. We say nothing exceptour gods have afflicted you with some kind of evil.' He said: 'I callAllah to witness, and you to bear witness, that I reject what youassociate,
      55. other than Him, so all of you, scheme against me, then youshall give me no respite.
      56. In truth, I have put my trust in Allah, (whois) my Lord and your Lord. There is no crawling creature that He does nottake by the forelock. Indeed, my Lord is on a Straight Path.
      57. If youturn away, I have delivered to you that with which I was sent, and my Lordwill cause people other than you to be your successors. You cannot harmHim a thing. My Lord is the Guardian over every thing.'
      58. And when Ourcommand came, We saved Hood, together with those who believed with himthrough Our Mercy, and saved them from a harsh punishment.
      59. Such wasAad. They disbelieved the verses of their Lord, rebelled against HisMessengers, and did the bidding of every rebellious tyrant .
      60. They wereovertaken by a curse in this world, and (they shall be cursed) on the Dayof Resurrection. Indeed, Aad disbelieved in their Lord. Gone are Aad, thenation of Hood.
      61. And to Thamood, (We sent) their brother Salih. He said:'My nation, worship Allah; you have no god except He. It is He who madeyou from the earth and let you live upon it. Ask His forgiveness thenrepent to Him. Indeed, my Lord is near and answers (prayers).'
      62. Theysaid: 'Salih, before this you were a source of hope to us. What, would younow forbid us to worship what our fathers worshipped? Indeed, we aredisquieted, and doubt that to which you invite.'
      63. He said: 'My nation,think! If I have a clear proof from my Lord and He has given me His Mercy,who would help me against Allah if I rebel against Him? Indeed, you woulddo nothing for me except increase my loss.'
      64. 'My nation, this is theshe-camel of Allah, a sign for you. Leave her to graze upon the earth ofAllah and do not touch her with evil lest you be seized by a punishmentthat is near.'
      65. Yet they hamstrung her. He (Salih) said: 'Take yourenjoyment in your homes for three days! This is a promise that cannot bebelied!'
      66. And when Our command came, We saved Salih together with thosewho believed with him through Our Mercy, and from the ignominy of thatday. Your Lord is Strong and Mighty.
      67. And the harmdoers were seized bythe Shout (of the angel), and in the morning, they were found crouched intheir dwellings, dead,
      68. as though they had never lived there. Indeed,Thamood disbelieved in their Lord. So, begone Thamood.
      69. Our Messengerscame to Abraham with glad tidings. They said: 'Peace!' He replied 'Peace!'and in a while brought them a roasted calf.
      70. But when he saw that theirhands did not reach towards it, he was wary and became fearful of them,but they said: 'Do not be afraid. We are sent to the nation of Lot.'
      71. His wife (Sarah), who was standing nearby, laughed. Thereupon, We gave herthe good news of Isaac, and after Isaac of Jacob.
      72. She replied: 'Alasfor me! Shall I bear (a child) when I am old woman and my husband isadvanced in years? This is indeed a strange thing.'
      73. They said: 'What,do you marvel at the command of Allah? The Mercy of Allah and HisBlessings be upon you, O people of the House. Indeed, He is Praised,Exalted.'
      74. And when the wonderment departed from Abraham and the gladtidings reached him, he pleaded with Us for the nation of Lot;
      75. indeed,Abraham was forbearing, tender-hearted and penitent.
      76. (It was said:)'Abraham, turn away from this; your Lord's command has indeed come, andthere is coming upon them a punishment that will not be turned back.'
      77. And when Our messengers came to Lot, he was troubled and distressed forthem, and said: 'This is a harsh day.'
      78. His nation came running towardshim; whilst they were doing evil deeds. 'My nation,' he said: 'here are mydaughters (take them in marriage), they are cleaner for you. Fear Allahand do not humiliate me by my guests. Is there not one man amongst you ofright mind?'
      79. They replied: 'You know we have no right for yourdaughters. You know very well what we desire.'
      80. He said: 'Would that Iwere powerful over you, or might take refuge in a strong pillar!'
      81. They(the angels) said: 'Lot, we are the Messengers of your Lord, they shallnot touch you. Depart with your family in the watch of the night and letnone of you turn round, except your wife. She shall be struck by thatwhich strikes them. Their appointed time is the morning. Is it not thatthe morning is near?'
      82. And when Our command came, We turned it up-sidedown, and rained on it, stone after stone of baked clay,
      83. marked withyour Lord, and never far from the evildoers.
      84. And to Midian, (We sent)their brother Shu'aib. He said: 'My nation, worship Allah; you have no godexcept He. Do not reduce the measure nor the scale. I see you areprosperous, and fear the punishment of an encompassing day for you.
      85. 'Mynation, be just in filling the measure and the scale. Do not reducepeople's goods and do not corrupt the land with mischief.
      86. What remainswith Allah is better for you, if you are believers. I am not yourguardian.'
      87. 'Shu'aib,' they replied, 'does your prayer command you thatwe should abandon that which our fathers worshipped or do as we pleasewith our goods? You are clement and right-minded!'
      88. He said: 'Think, mynation! If I have a clear sign from my Lord and He has provided me withgood provision, I do not desire to go behind you, taking for myself thatwhich I forbid you. I seek but to reform as much as I can, my help comesonly from Allah. In Him I have put my trust and to Him I turn inpenitence.
      89. And my nation, do not let your breaking with me bring uponyou something similar to that which struck the nation of Noah, Hood, andSalih - and it is not long since the people of Lot (were punished).
      90. Askthe forgiveness of your Lord and turn to Him in repentance. Indeed, myLord is the Most Merciful, Loving.'
      91. They said 'Shu'aib, we do notunderstand much of what you say to us. Indeed, we see you weak among us.If it was not for your tribe we would have stoned you because you are notstrong against us.'
      92. He said: 'My nation, is my tribe stronger againstyou than Allah? You have taken Him to be thrown behind you, my Lordencompasses all that you do.
      93. My nation, do according to your position;as I am doing; and certainly you will know to whom the degradingpunishment will come and who is a liar. Be watchful; I shall be watchingwith you.'
      94. And when Our command came We saved Shu'aib through OurMercy, together with those who believed. (Then) the evildoers were seizedby a Shout, and when morning came they were crouched in their dwellings,dead,
      95. as if they had never have lived there. Begone, the nation ofMidian, just as Thamood are gone.
      96. We sent Moses with Our signs and withclear authority
      97. to Pharaoh and his Council. But they followed thecommand of Pharaoh, and Pharaoh's command was not right-minded.
      98. Heshall go before his nation on the Day of Resurrection and lead them intothe Fire. Evil is the watering-place to be led down to!
      99. A curse wassent to follow them in this world and then upon them on the Day ofResurrection. Evil is the offering to be offered.
      100. That, which We haverelated to you, is the news of the villages; some of them still stand,whereas others are stubble.
      101. We did not wrong them, rather, theywronged themselves. Their gods that they called upon, other than Allah,did not help them when your Lord's command came - they did not increasedthem except in their destruction.
      102. Such is the seizing of your Lord,when He seizes the evildoing villages. His seizing is painful, stern.
      103. Indeed, for he who fears the punishment of the Everlasting Life that is asign. That is a Day on which everyone shall be assembled. That shall be awitnessed Day.
      104. We shall not postpone it except until a counted term.
      105. When that Day arrives no soul shall speak except by His permission.Some shall be wretched, and others happy.
      106. The wretched shall be (cast)in the Fire where they will moan and sigh,
      107. and there they shall livefor ever, as long as the heavens and the earth endure, and as your Lordwills. Indeed, your Lord accomplishes whatsoever He will.
      108. As for thehappy, they shall live in Paradise for ever, so as long as the heavens andthe earth endure, and as your Lord wills - an unbroken gift.
      109. Thereforedo no be doubtful as to what these worship. They worship only that whichtheir fathers worshiped before them. We shall indeed pay them in fulltheir undiminished measure.
      110. We gave Moses the Book, but they differedregarding it, but for a word that preceded from your Lord, it had beendecided between them; and they are in disquieting doubt of it.
      111. Indeed,your Lord will pay each one of them in full for their deeds. He is awareof the things they do.
      112. So you and whosoever repents with you gostraight as you have been commanded and do not be insolent, indeed, Hesees what you do.
      113. And do not incline to the wrongdoers lest you aretouched by the Fire, for then you shall not be helped. You have noguardians other than Allah.
      114. And establish your prayer at the two edgesof the day and in part of the night. Good deeds will repel evil deeds.That is a remembrance for those who remember.
      115. Therefore have patience;Allah will not let the wage of the good-doers go to waste.
      116. If (only)there had been - except for a few among them whom We saved - among thegenerations that have gone before you, some that remained forbiddingcorruption in the land, but the wrongdoers pursued the ease they had beengiven to delight in and became sinners.
      117. Your Lord would never destroythe villages unjustly, whilst their people were reforming.
      118. Had yourLord willed, He would have made mankind a single nation. But they continuein their differences
      119. except those on whom your Lord shows mercy. Forthis end He has created them. The Word of your Lord shall be perfectlycompleted: 'I shall fill Gehenna (Hell) with jinn and people, alltogether.'
      120. And all We relate to you of the tidings of the Messengersis that whereby We strengthen your heart and through these the truth hascome to you, and an admonition and a reminder to the believers.
      121. Say tothose who disbelieve: 'Do according to your station; we are doingaccording to our station.'
      122. Wait; we too are waiting.'
      123. To Allahbelongs the unseen in the heavens and in the earth; to Him the matter, inits entirety, shall be returned. Worship Him, and put your trust in Him.Your Lord is not inattentive of the things you do .

      12. The Prophet Joseph - Yusuf

      In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

      1. AlifLaamRa. Those are the verses of the Clear Book.
      2. We have sent itdown, an Arabic Koran, in order that you understand.
      3. In the sending downof this Koran, We will narrate to you (Prophet Muhammad) the best ofnarratives, of which you were previously unaware.
      4. When Joseph said tohis father: 'Father, I saw eleven planets, and the sun and the moon; I sawthem prostrating themselves before me.'
      5. He said: 'O my son, say nothingof this vision to your brothers lest they should cunningly plot againstyou - indeed, satan is the clear enemy of the human,
      6. so your Lord willchoose you and teach you the interpretation of visions, and perfect HisFavor upon you and upon the House of Jacob, as He perfected it on yourfathers Abraham and Isaac before you. Your Lord is Knowing, Wise.
      7. Indeed, in Joseph and his brothers there were signs for those who inquire.
      8. They said: 'Joseph and his brother are dearer to our father thanourselves, even though we are many. Truly, our father is obviously wrong.
      9. (Let us) kill Joseph, or cast him away in some (far off) land, so thatyour father's face will be left for you, and afterwards you will be arighteous nation.'
      10. One of them said: 'No, do not kill Joseph, if you doanything, cast him into a dark pit, a traveler will pick him up.'
      11. Theysaid: 'Father, what is the matter with you, do you not trust us withJoseph? Indeed, we are sincere advisors.
      12. Send him with us tomorrow tofrolic and play. We will look after him.'
      13. He said: 'It grieves me tolet him go with you, for I fear lest the wolf should devour him when youare not paying attention to him.'
      14. They said: 'We are many, if a wolfdevours him, then we are losers!'
      15. When they went with him, they agreedto put him in the bottom of a well. We revealed to him: 'You shall tellthem of what they did when they are not aware (it is you).'
      16. Atnightfall, they returned weeping to their father.
      17. They said: 'We wentracing and left Joseph with our things. The wolf devoured him, but youwill not believe us, though we speak the truth.'
      18. And they brought hisshirt (stained) with blood, a lie. He said: 'No, your souls have temptedyou to do something. But come sweet patience! The help of Allah is alwaysthere to seek against that which you describe.'
      19. Thereafter travelerscame, and sent their waterman. And when he had let down his pail, (hecried:) 'Rejoice, a boy!' Then they concealed him among their merchandise,but Allah knew what they did.
      20. Then, they sold him for a trifling price,a number of dirhams, because they considered him to be of little value.
      21. The Egyptian that bought him said to his wife: 'Make his stay honorable.He may benefit us, or take him for our son.' As such We established Josephin the land, so that We might teach him the interpretation of visions.Allah prevails in His affairs, though most people do not know.
      22. And whenhe reached maturity, We bestowed on him judgment and knowledge. As such Werecompense those who do good.
      23. And she, in whose house he was, sought toseduce him and closed the doors saying: 'Come!' 'In Allah is my refuge!'he replied. 'My Lord has made my dwelling a good one. Harmdoers neverprosper.'
      24. She desired him, had he not been shown the proof of his Lordhe would have taken her. But We turned him away from evil and abomination,for he was one of Our sincere worshipers.
      25. They raced to the door andshe tore his shirt from behind. And by the door, they met her husbandwhereupon she said: 'What is the recompense of one whose intent is evilagainst your people other than being imprisoned, or sternly punished!'
      26. He (Joseph) said: 'It was she who sought to seduce me,' and a witness (aninfant) of her people bore witness, saying: 'If his shirt is torn from thefront, she is speaking the truth and he is one of the liars,
      27. but, ifhis shirt is torn from behind, she lied, and he is of the truthful.'
      28. And when he saw his shirt torn at the back, he said: 'This is one of your(women's) guiles. Your guile, (O woman), is great indeed!
      29. Joseph, turnaway from this. And you, ask forgiveness for your sin. You are indeed oneof the sinners.'
      30. Certain women in the city said: 'The Governor's wifehas sought to seduce her servant. He has made her heart stricken with lovefor him. Clearly, we perceive her to be in error.'
      31. When she heard oftheir sly whispers, she sent for them and prepared a banquet. To each shegave a knife, (then called Joseph saying:) 'Come and attend to them.' Whenthey saw him, they were so taken with him that they cut their hands, andsaid: 'Allah save us! This is no mortal, he is no other but a nobleangel!'
      32. Whereupon she said: 'Now you see, this is he on whose accountyou blamed me. Yes, I sought to seduce him, but he was unyielding. If hedeclines to do what I command, he shall be imprisoned and be one of thehumiliated.'
      33. He supplicated: 'Lord, prison is dearer to me than that towhich they invite me. Yet if You do not shield me from their guile I shallyield to them and be one of the ignorant.'
      34. His Lord answered him and Heturned their guile away from him. Indeed, He is the Hearer, the Knower.
      35. Then it seemed good to them, even after they had seen the signs, that theyshould imprison him for some time.
      36. Two young men went to prison withhim. One of them said: 'I saw (in a vision) that I was pressing grapes.'And the other said: 'I saw (in a vision) that I was carrying bread upon myhead, and that birds ate of it. Tell us its interpretation, for we can seeyou are among the good.'
      37. He said: 'Before any food comes to feed eitherof you, I will give you its interpretation. That which I will tell you hasbeen taught to me by Allah. I reject the belief of a nation who do notbelieve in Allah and disbelieve in the Everlasting Life.
      38. I follow thecreed of my fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It is not for us toassociate anything with Allah. Such is the favor of Allah to us, and tomankind. Yet most people do not give thanks.
      39. My fellow-prisoners, saywhich is better, many gods at variance, or Allah the One, the Conqueror?
      40. That which you worship, other than Him, are nothing but names which youand your fathers have named and for which Allah has sent down noauthority. Judgement rests with Allah alone. He has commanded you toworship none except Him. That is the right religion, yet most people donot know.
      41. My fellow-prisoners, one of you will pour wine for his lordwhereas the other will be crucified, and birds will peck at his head. Thematter you inquired about has been decided.
      42. And he said to the one ofthe two who he knew would be saved: 'Mention me in the presence of yourlord.' But satan made him forget to mention him to his master, so that heremained in prison for a certain number years.
      43. The king said: 'I saw ina vision seven fatted cows being devoured by seven lean ones; and sevengreen ears of corn and seven others withered. My counselors, tell me themeaning of my vision, if you can interpret visions.'
      44. They said: 'Theyare confused nightmares, nor do we know anything of the interpretation ofvisions.'
      45. After all that time, the one of the two who had been savedremembered, he said: 'I will interpret it for you, so let me go.'
      46. (Hesaid:) 'Joseph, the truthful, tell us of the seven fatted cows that weredevoured by seven lean ones - also of the seven green ears of corn and theother seven which were withered, so that I can go back to the people andthen they will then know.'
      47. He replied: 'You shall sow for seven yearsas is your way. Leave in the ear (of corn) you reap, except a little whichyou eat.
      48. Thereafter, seven hard years will come upon you which willconsume all but little of that which you have stored.
      49. Then, there willcome a year in which people are helped, in which the people will press.'
      50. The king said: 'Bring him before me.' But when the king's envoy came tohim, he said: 'Go back to your lord and ask him: "What about the women whocut their hands. Indeed, my Lord knows their guile.'
      51. 'What was yourbusiness, women,' he asked, 'when you solicited Joseph?' 'Allah save us!'they replied. 'We know no evil against him.' The Governor's wife said:'The truth has been discovered at last; I solicited him; he is among thetruthful.
      52. This (I have done) so that he will know I did not secretlybetray him, and that Allah does not guide the guile of the treacherous.
      53. Yet I do not consider my soul was innocent, surely the soul incites toevil - except to whom my Lord has mercy; indeed, my Lord is Forgiving, theMost Merciful.'
      54. The king said: 'Bring him before me. I will assign himto myself.' And when he had spoken with him he said: 'Today, you arefirmly established in both our favor and trust.'
      55. He (Joseph) said:'Give me charge of the storehouses of the land, I am a knowledgeableguardian.'
      56. And as such We established Joseph in the land to livewherever he liked. We bestow Our Mercy on whom We will, and We never wastethe wage of the righteous.
      57. Indeed, the reward of the Everlasting Lifeis better for those who believe and are cautious.
      58. Joseph's brotherscame and presented themselves before him. He recognized them, but they didnot know him.
      59. And when he had given them their provisions, he said:'Bring me a certain brother from your father. Do you not see that I givejust measure and am the best of hosts?
      60. If you do not bring him to me,you shall receive no measure (of corn) from me, nor shall you come near me(again).'
      61. They replied: 'We will ask our father for him. This we willsurely do.'
      62. Then he said to his attendants: 'Put their merchandise intheir saddlebags, hopefully they will recognize it when they return totheir people. Perhaps they will come back.'
      63. When they returned to theirfather, they said: 'Father, we have been denied the measure. Send ourbrother with us and we shall receive our measure. We will indeed lookafter him.'
      64. He replied: 'Am I to trust you with him as I once trustedyou with his brother? Why, Allah is the Best of guardians, and He is theMost Merciful of the Merciful.'
      65. When they opened their saddlebags, theyfound that their merchandise had been given back to them. 'Father,' theysaid 'what more do we desire? Look, our merchandise has been returned tous. We will receive provisions for our family and we will look after ourbrother. We shall receive an extra camel-load, that is an easy measure.'
      66. He replied: 'I will never send him with you until you swear by Allahthat you will bring him back to me, unless you are prevented.' And whenthey had given him their oath, he said: 'Allah is the Guardian of what wesay.'
      67. Then he said: 'My sons, do not enter from one gate. Enter throughdifferent gates. I cannot be of any help to you against Allah; judgementbelongs to Allah alone. In Him I have put my trust. In Him let all puttheir trust.'
      68. And when they entered from where their father hadinstructed them, nothing helped them against (the decree of) Allah. It wasbut a need in Jacob's soul which he had fulfilled. He possessed knowledgebecause of what We had taught him, though most people do not know.
      69. Whenthey presented themselves before Joseph, he took his brother in his arms,and said: 'I am your brother. Do not grieve at what they did.'
      70. And whenhe had given them their provisions, he hid a drinking-cup in his brother'ssaddlebag. Then a herald called out after them: 'Cameleers, you arethieves!'
      71. They turned back and asked: 'What have you lost?'
      72. 'We aremissing the goblet of the king,' he replied. 'Whosoever restores it shallhave a camel-load, that I guarantee.'
      73. 'By Allah,' they said, 'you knowwe did not come to do evil in this land. We are not thieves.'
      74. Theysaid: 'What shall be the recompense, if you prove to be lying?'
      75. Theyreplied: 'Its recompense - in whosoever's saddle bag it is found, he shallbe its recompense. As such we punish the harmdoers.'
      76. He searched theirbags before his brother's and then took out the goblet from his brother'sbag. As such We directed Joseph. By the king's law he had no right toseize his brother unless Allah willed otherwise. We raise whom We will inrank; over every knowledgeable person is One who knows.
      77. They said: 'Ifhe is a thief know then that a brother of his has committed theft beforehim.' But Joseph kept it secret and did not reveal it to them. He said:'You are in a worse position. And Allah knows well what you describe.'
      78. They said: 'Mighty prince, his father is old, advanced in years, take oneof us instead of him. We can see you are amongst the good-doers.'
      79. Hereplied: 'Allah forbid that we should seize any but he with whom ourproperty was found, for then we should be harmdoers.'
      80. When theydespaired of him, they went in private to confer together. The eldestsaid: 'Do you not know that your father took a pledge from you in the Nameof Allah, and that you failed before regarding Joseph? I shall never stirfrom this land until my father gives me leave or Allah makes known to meHis judgement: He is the Best of judges.
      81. Return, all of you to yourfather and say to him: 'Father, your son has committed a theft. We testifyonly to what we know. How could we guard against the unforeseen?
      82. Askthe village where we were and the caravan in which we traveled, we speakthe truth.'
      83. 'No' he (Jacob) said, 'your souls have tempted you to dosomething. But come sweet patience. Allah may bring them all to me. Healone is the Knowing, the Wise.'
      84. And he turned away and said: 'Alas forJoseph!' His eyes turned white with the grief he repressed within him.
      85. They said: 'By Allah, will you not cease to mention Joseph until you areconsumed, or are among the perishing?'
      86. He replied: 'I complain to Allahof my anguish and sadness. I know from Allah what you do not know.
      87. Goand seek news of Joseph and his brother. Do not despair of the Comfort ofAllah, none but unbelievers despair of the Comfort of Allah.'
      88. And whenthey presented themselves before him they said: 'O mighty prince, we andour people are afflicted with distress. We have brought but littlemerchandise. Fill up the measure, and be charitable to us; Allah rewardsthe charitable.'
      89. 'Do you know' he replied, 'what you did to Joseph andhis brother in your ignorance?'
      90. They said: 'Are you Joseph?' 'I amJoseph,' he answered, 'and this is my brother. Allah has been gracious tous. Those who keep from evil and are patient, indeed, Allah does not letthe wage of the good- doers go to waste.'
      91. 'By Allah,' they said, 'Allahhas preferred you above us all. We have indeed been sinful.'
      92. Hereplied: 'Let no reproach be on you this day. Allah will forgive you - Heis the Most Merciful of the merciful.
      93. Go, take this shirt of mine andcast it over my father's face, he will recover his sight. Then return tome with all your family.'
      94. As the caravan departed, their father said:'I smell the scent of Joseph, unless you think I am foolish.'
      95. 'ByAllah,' they said, 'this is but your old illusion.'
      96. And when the bearerof glad tidings arrived, he laid Joseph's shirt over him, and he saw onceagain. He said: 'Did I not tell you that I know from Allah what you do notknow?'
      97. His sons said: 'Father, ask forgiveness for our sins. We haveindeed been sinners.'
      98. He said: 'I shall ask my Lord to forgive you. Heis Forgiving, the Most Merciful.'
      99. And when they entered before Joseph,he took his father and mother into his arms and said: 'Welcome to Egypt,safe, if Allah wills!'
      100. He lifted his parents to the throne, and (theothers) bowed before him. Joseph said to his father: 'This is the meaningof my vision of long ago, my Lord has verified it. He has been gracious tome. He brought me out of prison and brought you out of the desert aftersatan had corrupted (the relationship) between me and my brothers. My Lordis Gentle to whom He will. He alone is the Knower, the Wise.
      101. Lord, Youhave given me the kingdom and taught me to interpret visions. Originatorof the heavens and the earth, my Guardian in this world and in theEverlasting Life. Let me die in submission (as a Muslim) and let me jointhe righteous.'
      102. That is of the news We reveal to you of the unseen.You were not present when they agreed upon their plan, scheming.
      103. Eventhough you are so eager, most people will not believe.
      104. You shall askno wage for it. It is nothing except a reminder to all mankind.
      105. Howmany signs in the heavens and earth do they pass by and turn away from.
      106. And most of them do not believe in Allah, but they associate otherswith Him.
      107. Do they feel secure that the punishment of Allah willenvelop them, or that the Hour will overtake them suddenly when they areunaware?
      108. Say: 'This is my Path. I call to Allah with sure knowledge, Iand my followers. Exaltations be to Allah! I am not among the idolaters.'
      109. We did not send any before you from the inhabitants of the village,but men to whom a revelation was sent. Have they not traveled in the landand seen what was the end of those before them? Better is the dwelling inthe Everlasting Life for those who keep from evil. Do you not understand?
      110. And when at length Our Messengers despaired and reckoned that theywould be belied, Our help came down to them, saving whom We pleased. OurMight cannot be withheld from the guilty nation.
      111. Indeed, in theirstories is a lesson for those of understanding. This is no forged tale,rather, it is a confirmation of the previous, a distinguishing of allthings, a guidance and a mercy to a nation who believe.

      13. Thunder - Ar-Ra'd

      In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

      1. AlifLaamMeemRa. Those are the verses of the Book. That which is sentdown to you (Prophet Muhammad) from your Lord is the truth, yet mostpeople do not believe.
      2. It is Allah who raised the heavens withoutpillars that you see. Then He willed to the Throne and subjected the sunand the moon, each pursuing an appointed course. He directs the affair. Hemakes plain His verses so that you will firmly believe in meeting yourLord.
      3. It is He who stretched out the earth and placed upon it firmmountains and rivers. And of all fruits, He has put in it two pairs anddrew the veil of night over the day. Surely, in these there are signs fora nation who think.
      4. And in the land, there are adjoining plots, gardensof vines, sown fields and palm-trees in pairs and single that are wateredwith one water, yet We make some excel others in produce. Surely, in thatare signs for a nation who understand.
      5. If you would wonder, thenwondrous is their saying: 'When we are dust, shall we be raised to lifeagain, a new creation?' Such are those who disbelieve in their Lord. Theirnecks shall be fettered. They shall be the inhabitants of the Fire, in itthey shall live for ever.
      6. They bid you to hasten the evil before thegood, yet examples have passed away before them. Your Lord is Forgiving topeople despite their evil-doing; yet your Lord is Stern in retribution.
      7. The unbelievers say: 'Why has no sign been sent down to him from hisLord?' You are only a warner, and there is a guide for every nation.
      8. Allah knows what every female bears, and what shrinks and swells the womb.And everything with Him has its measure.
      9. (He is) the Knower of theunseen and the seen, the Great, the Exalted.
      10. Similar to yourself is hewho conceals his saying, and he who proclaims it, he who hides himself inthe night, and he who goes forth by day,
      11. he has attendant angels beforehim and behind him, who, by the Command of Allah watch over him. Allahdoes not change what is in a nation unless they change what is inthemselves. Whenever Allah wants evil for a nation, none can ward it off.Other than Him, they have no guardian.
      12. It is He who shows you thelightning, for fear and hope, and Who produces laden clouds.
      13. Thethunder exalts His praise, and so are the angels are in awe of Him. Helooses the thunderbolts and smites whosoever He will. Yet they disputeabout Allah who is Mighty in power.
      14. To Him is the Call of truth. Thoseto whom they call, other than Him, give them no answer. They are like hewho stretches out his hands to the water and bids it rise to his mouth, itdoes not reach it! The prayers of the unbelievers goes astray.
      15. All whodwell in the heavens and earth shall prostrate themselves before Allah,either willingly or unwillingly; as do their shadows in the mornings andevenings.
      16. Say: 'Who is the Lord of the heavens and the earth?' Say:'Allah.' Say: 'Why then have you chosen guardians other than Him, eventhough they have neither the power to benefit nor harm themselves?' Say:'Are the blind and the seeing equal? Are darkness and light equal? Or,have they ascribed to Allah associates who create as He creates so thatall creation is alike to them?" Say: 'Allah is the Creator of everything.He is the One, the Conqueror.'
      17. He sends down water from the sky and thevalleys (wadis) flow each in their measure, and the torrent carries aswelling scum; and fire from that which they kindle; desiring ornament orware, from that rises a scum like it. As such, Allah strikes both thetruth and the false. As for the scum it is cast away as jetsam, but, thatwhich profits people remains on the earth. As such Allah strikes theparables.
      18. For those who answer their Lord is a most fine reward. Butfor those who do not answer Him - if they possessed all that the earthcontains, and as much besides, they would offer it for their ransom.Theirs shall be an evil reckoning. Gehenna (Hell) shall be their refuge,an evil cradling!
      19. Then is he who knows what is sent down to you fromyour Lord is the truth like he who is blind? Indeed, only those possessedwith minds remember
      20. who fulfill their promise to Allah and do not breaktheir pledge;
      21. who join together what Allah has bidden to be united; whofear their Lord and dread the evil reckoning.
      22. Patient men, desiring theFace of their Lord, establish their prayers, and spend of what We havegiven them in private and in public; and who ward-off evil with good.Theirs shall be the Ultimate Abode.
      23. They shall enter the Gardens ofEden together with the righteous among their fathers, their wives, andtheir descendants. From every gate the angels will come to them,
      24. 'Peacebe to you, for that you were patient.' Best is the Ultimate Abode.
      25. Asfor those who break the covenant of Allah after accepting it, who partwhat He has commanded to be united and worked corruption in the land, acurse shall be laid on them, and they shall have an evil abode.
      26. Allahgives abundantly and sparingly to whom He will. They rejoice in thispresent life; but this present life, beside the Everlasting Life, isnothing but a passing enjoyment.
      27. And those who disbelieve say: 'Why hasno sign been sent down to him by his Lord?' Say: 'Allah leads astray whomHe will, and guides those who repent,
      28. those who believe, and whosehearts find comfort in the remembrance of Allah. Is it not with theremembrance of Allah that hearts are satisfied.
      29. For those who believeand do good works is blessedness and blessed resort.'
      30. As such, We havesent you forth to a nation before whom others have passed away in orderthat you recite to them what We have revealed to you. Yet they disbelievethe Merciful. Say: 'He is my Lord. There is no god except He. In Him Ihave put my trust, and to Him I turn.'
      31. If only a Koran whereby themountains were set in motion, or the earth cleaved asunder, or the deadspoken to. No, but to Allah is the affair altogether. Do those who believeknow that had Allah willed He could have guided all people? As for thosewho disbelieve, because of what they do, disaster will not cease toafflict them, or it alights near their home until the promise of Allahcomes. Allah will not break His promise.
      32. Other Messengers were mockedbefore you but I respited the unbelievers, then I seized them. And how wasMy retribution!
      33. What, He who stands over every soul for what it hasearned, yet they made partners for Allah. Say: 'Name them. Or would youtell Him of that which is unknown in the earth to Him? Or in outwardspeech only?' Indeed, their devising seems fair to the unbelievers, forthey are barred from the Right Way. None can guide those whom Allah leadsastray.
      34. They shall be punished in this life but the punishment of theEverlasting Life is more grievous. None shall defend them from Allah.
      35. The likeness of Paradise which the righteous have been promised - beneathit rivers flow, its produce and shade are eternal. Such is the payment ofthe righteous. But the payment of the unbelievers is the Fire.
      36. Those towhom We have given the Book rejoice in what is sent down to you, whilesome factions reject a part of it. Say: 'I am commanded to worship Allahand to associate none with Him. To Him I supplicate, and to Him I turn.'
      37. And as such We have sent it down an Arabic judgment. And if you followtheir desires, after the knowledge that has come to you, you shall have noguardian other than Allah, nor yet a defender.
      38. We have sent forth otherMessengers before you and given them wives and descendants. Yet none ofthem could bring a sign except by the permission of Allah. Every term hasits Book.
      39. Allah blots out, and He establishes what He will. With Him isthe Essence of the Book.
      40. Whether We show you part of that We promisethem, or We call you to Us, it is only for you to deliver the Message, andOurs is the accounting.
      41. Do they not see how We come to the land andreduce its extremities? Allah judges; none repel His judgement. Swift isHis reckoning.
      42. Those who have gone before them devised, but to Allah isthe devising altogether. He knows what every soul earns. The unbelieversshall know without doubt for whom is the Ultimate Abode.
      43. Those whodisbelieve say: 'You are not a Messenger.' Say: 'Allah is a Sufficientwitness between me and you, and whosoever possess knowledge of the Book.'

      14. The Prophet Abraham - Ibrahim

      In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

      1. AlifLaamRa. We have sent down to you (this Book) in order that youbring mankind from darkness to the light by the permission of your Lord,to the Path of the Almighty, the Praised.
      2. Allah to whom belongs all thatis in the heavens and the earth. Woe to the unbelievers for a terriblepunishment.
      3. Those who prefer this life more than the Everlasting Life,and bar others from the way of Allah and seek to make it crooked - theyare in far error.
      4. We have sent no Messenger except in the tongue of hisown nation, so that he might make everything plain to them. But Allahleads astray whom He will and guides whom He will. He is the Almighty, theWise.
      5. We sent Moses with Our signs, 'Bring your nation out of darknessinto the light, and remind them of the Days of Allah.' Surely, in that aresigns for every patient, thankful (person).
      6. Moses said to his nation:'Remember the blessing of Allah to you when He saved you from Pharaoh'sfamily, who had oppressed you cruelly, and who slew your sons and sparedyour women. Surely, that was a great trial from your Lord.
      7. And when yourLord proclaimed: "If you give thanks, I will increase you, but, if you areunthankful My punishment is indeed stern."'
      8. And Moses said: 'If you andall mankind are thankless, He is surely Rich, Praised.'
      9. Have you notheard what befell the nations that have gone before you? The nations ofNoah, Aad, and Thamood, and those who came after? None knows them butAllah. Their Messengers came to them with clear signs, but they thrusttheir hands into their mouths and said: 'Without doubt we disbelieve theMessage you have been sent with. That which you call us to isdisquieting.'
      10. Their Messengers said: 'Is there any doubt about Allah,the Originator of the heavens and the earth? He calls you to Him in orderthat He forgives you your sins and defers you till a stated term.' Theysaid: 'You are only mortals like us. You wish to bar us from that whichour fathers worshipped. Give us some clear proof.'
      11. Their Messengerssaid to them: 'We are nothing except humans like you. But Allah bestowsHis Mercy on those of His worshipers whom He chooses. We cannot give youproof, except with the permission of Allah. In Allah, let believers puttheir trust.
      12. And why should we not put our trust in Allah, when He hasalready guided us to our Paths? We will endure your hurt patiently. InAllah, let all who trust place their trust.'
      13. Those who disbelieved saidto their Messengers: 'Return to our faith or we will banish you from ourland.' But Allah revealed to them: 'We shall destroy the harmdoers
      14. andlet you live in the land after them. This is for him who fears My stationand fears My threat.'
      15. They sought a judgment, then every tyrant wasdisappointed.
      16. Gehenna (Hell) is before him and he is given oozing pusto drink,
      17. which he gulps and can scarcely swallow. Death will come tohim from every side, yet he cannot not die, and yet to come is a dreadfulpunishment.
      18. As for the likeness of those who disbelieve in their Lord,their works are like ashes which a strong wind scatters on a stormy day;they are powerless over that they have earned; that is the far error.
      19. Do you not see that Allah has created the heavens and the earth withtruth? He can put you away if He will and bring into being a new creation;
      20. indeed, that is no great thing for Allah.
      21. Together they shall allcome before Allah. Then the weak will say to those who were proud: 'Wewere your followers. Can you help us in anything against the punishment ofAllah?' They will say: 'Had Allah guided us we would have guided you. Itis now the same for us whether we cannot endure or bear patiently, we haveno place of refuge.'
      22. And when the issue has been decided, satan willsay (to them): 'The promise which Allah made you was true. I promised you,but failed to keep it. I had no authority over you except that I calledyou, and you answered me. Do not blame me, rather, blame yourselves. Icannot help you, nor can you help me. I disbelieved in your associating me(with Allah) before.' Indeed, for the evildoers there is a painfulpunishment.
      23. As for those who believe and do good works, they shall beadmitted to gardens underneath which rivers flow in which, by thepermission of their Lord, they shall live for ever. Their greeting shallbe: 'Peace!'
      24. Have you not seen how Allah sets forth a parable that agood deed is like a good tree, its roots are firm and its branches are inthe heaven,
      25. yielding its fruit every season by the permission of Allah?Allah gives parables to mankind so that they might remember.
      26. Thelikeness of a corrupt word is like a corrupt tree uprooted from the earthhaving no stability.
      27. Allah will strengthen the believers with asteadfast Word, both in this life and in the Everlasting Life. Allah leadsthe evildoers astray. Allah does what He will.
      28. Have you not seen thosewho exchanged the favor of Allah with disbelief and landed their nation ina house of ruin?
      29. They shall be roasted in Gehenna; an evilestablishment!
      30. They set up rivals with Allah to lead others astray. Sayto them: 'Take your pleasure; your arrival shall be the Fire.'
      31. Tell Myworshippers, those who believe, who establish the prayer, and spend ofwhat We have given them in private and in public, before the coming ofthat Day in which there is neither bargaining, nor the taking of friends,
      32. it is Allah who created the heavens and the earth, and sends down waterfrom the heaven with which He brings forth fruits for your provision. Hehas subjected to you ships which, by His command, run upon the sea. He hassubjected to you rivers,
      33. and He subjected to you the sun and the moon,which are constant in their courses. And, He has subjected to you thenight and the day, and gave you all that you asked of Him.
      34. If you countthe blessings of Allah, you will never number them. Indeed, the human iswicked and thankless.
      35. And when Abraham said: 'My Lord, make this a landsecure. Turn me and my children away from worshipping idols.
      36. My Lordthey have led many people astray. Whosoever follows me belongs to me.Whosoever rebels against me, You are surely Forgiving, the Most Merciful.
      37. 'Our Lord, I have settled some of my offspring in a barren valley nearYour Holy House; our Lord, in order that they establish the prayer. Makethe hearts of people yearn towards them, and provide them with fruits, inorder that they are thankful.
      38. Our Lord, You have knowledge of all thatwe hide and all that we reveal; nothing in heaven or earth is hidden fromAllah.
      39. Praise be to Allah who has given me Ishmael and Isaac in my oldage! Indeed, my Lord is the Hearer of the supplication.
      40. My Lord, makeme and my descendants establishers of prayer. Our Lord, accept my prayer.
      41. Forgive me, our Lord, and forgive my parents and all the believers onthe Day of Reckoning.'
      42. Do not think that Allah is unaware of theharmdoers work. He only gives them respite till the Day on which all eyeswill stare,
      43. when they shall run with their necks outstretched and headserect, their glances never return to themselves, their hearts are empty.
      44. Warn mankind of the Day when the punishment will overtake them, whenthe evildoers will say: 'Our Lord, grant us respite for awhile, we willanswer Your call, and follow the Messengers.' Did you not once swear thatyou would never cease?
      45. You lived in the dwellings of those who wrongedthemselves, and it was clear to you how We dealt with them, and how Westruck parables for you.
      46. They plotted their plots, but their plots are(known) to Allah, even though their plots were such as to move mountains.
      47. Do not think that Allah will break the promise He gave to HisMessengers. Mighty is Allah, and Vengeful.
      48. On the Day when the earth ischanged into other than the earth and the heavens, all shall come beforeAllah, the One, the Conqueror.
      49. On that Day, you shall see the sinnerscoupled together in fetters;
      50. their garments shall be of melted tar, andtheir faces enveloped by the Fire.
      51. Allah will recompense each soulaccording to its earnings. Swift is the Reckoning of Allah.
      52. This is amessage to be delivered to mankind so that they may be warned by it, andknow that He is (Allah) One God, and so all those possessed of minds mayremember.

      15. The Valley of Hijr - Al-Hijr

      In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

      1. AlifLaamRa. Those are the verses of the Book, the Clear Koran.
      2. Itcould be that those who disbelieve will wish that they were Muslims.
      3. Letthem eat and enjoy; and let their hopes deceive them, soon they shallknow.
      4. We never destroyed a village whose term had not already beendecreed.
      5. No nation can outstrip its term, nor do they put it back.
      6. They say: 'You to whom the Remembrance is sent down, you are indeed mad.
      7. Why do you not bring down the angels, if what you say is true.'
      8. We donot send angels except with the truth. Then they shall have no respite.
      9. It is We who sent down the Koran, and We watch over it.
      10. We have sentforth before you Messengers among the factions of the ancients.
      11. But noMessenger came to them except he was mocked.
      12. So We make it enter thehearts of the sinners.
      13. They do not believe in it even though thepractice of the ancients has already gone.
      14. If We opened a gate in theheaven and they kept ascending through it,
      15. still they would say: 'Oureyes were dazzled; truly, we must have been a bewitched people.'
      16. Wehave set constellations in the heavens and made them pleasing to thebeholders,
      17. and guarded them from every stoned satan.
      18. Except for hewho steals the listening and is then pursued by a visible flame.
      19. Wehave spread out the earth and set upon it firm mountains. Everything Wehave caused to grow therein is justly weighed;
      20. and there appointed foryou is a livelihood, and for those you do not provide.
      21. And there is nota thing but with Us are its treasuries, and We do not send it down exceptin a known measure.
      22. We send the winds fertilizing, and We send down outof heaven water, from which you drink and you are not its treasurers.
      23. And surely, it is We who give life and make to die. We are the Inheritor.
      24. We know those of you who press forward, and We know the laggards,
      25. and it is your Lord who will gather them. He is Wise, Knowing.
      26. Wecreated mankind from clay, molded from mud,
      27. and before him We createdthe jinn from smokeless fire.
      28. When your Lord said to the angels: 'See,I am creating a mortal from clay of molded mud.
      29. When I have shaped himand ran My created soul in him fall down prostrating towards him'.
      30. Allthe angels prostrated themselves,
      31. except iblis (father of the jinn) whorefused to be one of those who prostrated themselves.
      32. He said: 'iblis,what is the matter with you, that you do you not prostrate yourself?'
      33. He replied: 'I will not prostrate to a mortal You have created of clay,from molded mud.'
      34. (Allah) said: 'Begone, you are accursed!
      35. A curseshall be on you till the Day of Recompense.'
      36. He said: 'My Lord,reprieve me till the Day they are raised.'
      37. He answered: 'You are amongthose reprieved
      38. till the appointed time.
      39. (satan) said: 'My Lord, forYour perverting me, I shall make (matters) in the earth seem most fair tothem and I shall pervert all,
      40. except the devoted amongst Yourworshippers.
      41. He (Allah) said: 'This is for Me the Right Path
      42. over Myworshipers you have no authority, except the perverse that follow you.
      43. Gehenna (Hell) will be the promise for all of them.
      44. It has seven gates,and through each gate a portion of them belong.
      45. But the cautious shalllive amongst gardens and fountains:
      46. 'In peace and security, enterthem!'
      47. We shall remove all rancor from their hearts, and as brethrenthey shall recline on couches face to face.
      48. There, no fatigue shallsmite them, nor shall they ever be driven from it.'
      49. Tell My worshipersthat I am the Forgiving, the Most Merciful,
      50. and that My punishment isthe painful chastisement.
      51. Tell them of Abraham's guests.
      52. Theyentered to him and said: 'Peace,' but he replied: 'We are afraid of you.'
      53. 'Do not be afraid,' they answered. 'We come to give you glad tidings ofa knowledgeable child.'
      54. He said: 'What is this, do you bring me gladtidings even though I am old?' Of what do you give me glad tidings?'
      55. They replied: 'In truth we have given you glad tidings, do not be one ofthose who despair.'
      56. He replied: 'And who despairs of the mercy of hisLord, except those that are astray?
      57. He asked: 'Messengers, what is yourerrand?'
      58. They replied: 'We are sent to sinful nation.
      59. Except Lot'sfamily, of whom we shall save all,
      60. but his wife. We decreed that sheshould be amongst those who remain behind.
      61. And when the envoys came tothe family of Lot,
      62. he said to them: 'I do not know you.'
      63. 'No,' theyreplied: 'We bring you (news) of that concerning which they were doubting.
      64. We bring you the truth, and indeed we are truthful.
      65. Depart with yourfamily in a part of the night and walk behind them and let none of youturn round. Go to a place where you are commanded.'
      66. And We made knownto him this decree that the wrongdoers were to be utterly cut off in themorning.
      67. The people of the city came to him rejoicing.
      68. He said:'These are my guests; do not shame me.
      69. Fear Allah and do not disgraceme.'
      70. They replied: 'Have we not forbidden you (the people of) theworlds?'
      71. He said: 'Here are my daughters; take them (in marriage), ifyou would be doing.'
      72. By your life, they wandered blindly in theirdazzlement.
      73. At sunrise a dreadful Shout seized them.
      74. We laid it (thecity) up-side down and rained stones of baked clay upon them.
      75. Surely,in that there are signs for those who contemplate.
      76. Indeed, it is on away which still exists.
      77. Surely, in that there is a sign for those whobelieve.
      78. The dwellers of the Thicket were harmdoers.
      79. On them, too,We took vengeance, and they are both on a clear roadway.
      80. And thedwellers of Al Hijr also belied the Messengers.
      81. We brought them signs,but they turned away.
      82. They hewed their dwellings out of the mountainsin safety.
      83. But the Shout seized them in the morning,
      84. and that whichthey had earned did not help them.
      85. We did not create the heavens andthe earth, and what is between them except in truth. The Hour is sure tocome, therefore, forgive them with a gracious pardon.
      86. Your Lord is theCreator, the Knower.
      87. We have given you the seven dual (verses, AlFatihah) and the Mighty Holy Reading (Koran).
      88. Do not stretch your eyesto that We have given pairs of them to enjoy, nor sorrow for them, andlower your wing to the believers.
      89. And say: 'I am the plain warner.'
      90. So We sent it down to the partitioners,
      91. who have broken the Koran intoparts,
      92. so by your Lord, We will question them all
      93. about what theydid.
      94. Proclaim then, what you are commanded and turn away from theunbelievers.
      95. We suffice you against those who mock,
      96. and those whoset up other gods with Allah, indeed, they will soon know.
      97. Indeed, Weknow your chest is straitened by that they say.
      98. Exalt with the praiseof your Lord and be one of those who prostrate.
      99. Worship your Lord tillthe certainty (death) comes to you.

      16. The Bees - An-Nahl

      In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

      1. The Command of Allah will surely come; do not seek to hasten it.Highly exalted is He above that they associate with Him.
      2. He sends downthe angels with the Spirit (Gabriel) by His command to those of Hisworshipers whom He chooses, (saying:) 'Warn, there is no god except Me,therefore fear Me.'
      3. He created the heavens and the earth with truth.Exalted is He above what they associate (with Him)!
      4. He created mankindfrom a sperm drop, yet he is a clear adversary.
      5. And the cattle Hecreated for you. In them, you have warmth and other uses, and of them youeat.
      6. In them there is beauty for you when you bring them home and whenyou lead them to pasture.
      7. They carry your loads to a land which youcould not otherwise reach except by painful toil to oneself. Your Lord isthe Clement, the Most Merciful.
      8. (He has created for you) horses, mules,and donkeys, which you ride and as an adornment; and He creates what youdo not know.
      9. It is for Allah to show the way. Some swerve from it, buthad He willed, He would have guided all of you.
      10. It is He who sends downwater from heaven, which provides drink for you and brings forth trees onwhich your herds feed.
      11. And thereby He brings forth crops and olives,palms and vines, and all the fruits. Surely, in this there is a sign for anation who think.
      12. He has subjected to you the night, the day, the sunand the moon. The stars are subjected by His Command. Surely, in thatthere is a sign for a nation who understands.
      13. And what He hasmultiplied for you in the earth is of various hues; surely, in that thereis a sign for a nation who remember.
      14. It is He who has subjected the seato you, so that you eat of its soft flesh and bring up from it ornamentswhich you wear. And you see the ships plowing their course through it inorder that you seek His bounty and give thanks.
      15. He set firm mountainsupon the earth lest it should shake with you; and rivers, and roads, inorder that you are guided.
      16. And waymarks; and by the star they areguided.
      17. Is He who creates as he who does not create? Will you notremember?
      18. If you count the favors of Allah, you could not number them.Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and the Most Merciful.
      19. Allah has knowledgeof all that you hide and all that you reveal.
      20. But those whom youinvoke, other than Allah do not create anything - they are themselvescreated.
      21. They are dead, not living; and they do not know when they willbe raised (to life).
      22. Your God is One God. Those who do not believe inthe Everlasting Life their hearts disbelieve, and are puffed up withpride.
      23. Allah knows without doubt what they hide and what they makeknown. He does not love the proud.
      24. And if they are asked: 'What hasyour Lord revealed?' they say: 'Tales of the ancients, fairy-tales!'
      25. They shall carry their sins completely on the Day of Resurrection, andsome of the sins of those who were led astray by them without knowledge.Evil is that which they sin.
      26. Those who have gone before them alsoplotted. Then, Allah came upon their building from the foundations, andthe roof fell down on them from above them. And the punishment overtookthem from where they did not know.
      27. He will degrade them on the Day ofResurrection. He will say: 'Where are My partners, for whose sake youopposed?' And those to whom knowledge has been given will say:'Degradation today and evil are on the unbelievers,
      28. whom the angelstake while they were still harming themselves.' Then they will offersubmission, saying: 'We have done no evil!' No, surely Allah knows whatyou have done.
      29. Enter the gates of Gehenna (Hell) to be in it for ever.Evil is the lodging of the proud.
      30. It is said to the cautious: 'What hasyour Lord revealed?' They will reply: 'Good!' For those who did good inthis world is goodness; indeed the lodging in the Everlasting Life isbetter - an excellent dwelling for the cautious.
      31. They shall enter theGardens of Eden, under which rivers flow, and there they shall have allthey desire. So Allah recompenses the cautious,
      32. whom the angels takewhile they are goodly, saying: 'Peace be on you. Enter Paradise for whatyou were doing.'
      33. Are they looking for the angels to come down or theorder of your Lord to come? As such did those who have gone before them.Allah did not wrong them, but they wronged themselves,
      34. so the evilthings which they did coiled around them, and they were encompassed bythat they mocked.
      35. The idolaters say: 'Had Allah willed, neither we norour fathers would have worshipped anything other than Him, nor would wehave forbidden anything without Him', as such did those before them. Yetwhat should Messengers do but give a clear deliverance?
      36. We sent aMessenger to every nation, saying: 'Worship Allah and avoid the idols.'Amongst them were some whom Allah guided, and some justly disposed toerror. Travel in the land and see what was the end of those who belied(the Revelation and the prophets)!
      37. Though you are ever so eager toguide them, Allah will not guide those who mislead (others). There shallbe none to help them.
      38. They solemnly swear by Allah that Allah willnever raise the dead to life. No, surely the promise of Allah is bindingupon Him, though most people do not know.
      39. This is in order that He maymake clear to them that which they differed upon, and in order that thosewho disbelieve might know that they were indeed lying.
      40. When We decree athing, We only say: 'Be,' and it is.
      41. And those who after they have beenwronged emigrated for the Cause of Allah, We will lodge them with a good(life) in this world, but greater still is the wage of the EverlastingLife, if they but knew;
      42. such are those who are patient, and put theirtrust in their Lord.
      43. We never sent but men before you to whom Werevealed, ask the people of the Remembrance, if you do not know.
      44. (Wesent them) with clear signs and the Psalms. And We sent down to you theRemembrance so that you can make clear to people what has been sent downto them, in order that they reflect.
      45. Do those who do evil feel securethat Allah will not make the earth to swallow them, or that the punishmentwill not fall upon them from where they do not know?
      46. Or, that He willnot seize them in their going to and fro, and they will not be able tofrustrate Him?
      47. Or, that He will not seize them, a little at a time anddestroy them? Indeed, your Lord is Clement, the Most Merciful.
      48. Do theynot see how every thing Allah created casts its shadow right and left,prostrating itself before Allah in all humility?
      49. Everything in theheavens and every crawling creature on earth, and the angels prostrate toAllah and they are not proud;
      50. they fear their Lord from above them anddo as they are commanded.
      51. Allah says: 'Do not take to yourself twogods. He is only One God; so have awe of Me.'
      52. To Him belongs all thatis in the heavens and the earth. His is the Religion for ever. Would youthen fear any but Allah?
      53. Whatever favor you have is from Allah.Whenever you are afflicted you groan to Him.
      54. When He removes youraffliction then some of you set up associates to their Lord
      55. that theymay show ingratitude for what We gave them. So, take your pleasure, youshall soon know.
      56. They set aside a share of that which We have providedthem for what they did not know. By Allah, you shall be questioned aboutyour forgeries!
      57. They ascribe daughters to Allah - exaltations to Him!But they themselves would have what they desire!
      58. When good news of thebirth of a female is given to any of them, his face grows dark andinwardly he chokes.
      59. Because of the evil of the good news he hideshimself from people, (pondering) whether he will keep her and behumiliated, or trample her into the dust. Evil is their judgement!
      60. Those who do not believe in the Everlasting Life, theirs is the evillikeness; and for Allah is the highest likeness. He is the Mighty, theWise.
      61. If Allah punished people for their sins, He would not leave onecreature that crawls on the earth. He reprieves them to an appointed term;when their term is come, they shall neither delay it by a single hour norcan they hasten it.
      62. They ascribe to Allah what they themselves dislike.Their tongues utter falsehoods (when they say) the finest of wages shallbe theirs. Without doubt, the Fire shall be theirs and they will behastened to it.
      63. Indeed, by Allah, We have sent Messengers before you toother nations. But satan made their deeds seem fair to them so that todayhe is their guardian, and a painful punishment awaits them.
      64. We have notrevealed to you (Prophet Muhammad) the Book except that you may clarifyfor them that upon which they differ, and as guidance and mercy to anation who believe.
      65. Allah sends down water from the sky with which Herevives the earth after its death. Surely, in this there is a sign forpeople who listen.
      66. Indeed, in the cattle there is a lesson for you. Wegive you to drink of that which is in their bellies, between the filth(bowels) and blood, pure milk, which is sweet to those who drink.
      67. Andthe fruits of the palm and of the vine, from which you derive intoxicantsand wholesome provisions. Surely, in this there is a sign for nation whounderstand.
      68. Your Lord revealed to the bee: 'Build your homes in themountains, in the trees, and in what they are building.
      69. Eat every kindof fruit, and follow the easy ways of your Lord.' From its belly comesforth a drink (honey) of many hues in which there is healing for people.Surely, in this there is a sign for a nation who reflect.
      70. Allah createdyou, and causes you to die. There are some of you who, after knowingsomething, will be kept back to the vilest state of life, knowing nothing.Allah is the Knowing, Powerful.
      71. In your provisions Allah has preferredsome of you above others. But, those who have been preferred do not givetheir provisions to those whom their right hand possess so that they mightbe equal therein. What, do they vainly disbelieve the favor of Allah?
      72. Allah has given you wives from among yourselves, and has given you andyour wives, sons and grandsons and He has provided you with good things.What, do they believe in vanity; do they disbelieve in the favor of Allah?
      73. Do they worship, other than Allah, that which has no power to providethem with anything either from the heavens or earth, and can do nothing!
      74. Therefore, do not strike parables for Allah; Allah knows, but you donot!
      75. Allah strikes a parable. A servant owned by his master, having nopower over anything, and one to whom We have given from Us a fineprovision who spends it secretly and openly, are they equal? Praise be toAllah! No, most of them do not know!
      76. And Allah strikes a parable. Twomen, one is dumb and powerless, a burden to his master - wherever he sendshim he returns with no good. Is he equal with one who orders justice andfollows the Straight Path?
      77. To Allah belongs the unseen of the heavensand the earth. The matter of the Final Hour shall be like the twinkling ofan eye, or even less. Allah has power over all things.
      78. Allah broughtyou out of your mothers' wombs, and gave you hearing, sight and hearts, inorder that you be thankful.
      79. Have they not seen the birds that aresubjected in the air of the heaven? Nothing holds them except Allah.Surely, in this are signs for those who believe.
      80. And it is Allah whohas given you houses in which to rest, and from the hides of cattle homesso they are light for you on the day you travel and on the day ofsettling; while from their wool, fur, and hair (He has given you)furnishing and enjoyment for a while.
      81. From the things He created, Allahhas given you a covering shade, and He has made for you refuges in themountains. He has given you garments to protect you from the heat, andgarments to protect you from your own violence. As such it is that Heperfects His favors upon you, in order that you submit.
      82. But, if theyturn away, your mission is only to give plain warning.
      83. They recognizethe favors of Allah, then they disbelieve them; most of them areunbelievers.
      84. On the Day We shall raise up from every nation a witness,then permission will not be given to the unbelievers, nor shall they beallowed to make restitution.
      85. And when the harmdoers see theirpunishment, it shall never be lightened, nor shall they ever be respited.
      86. And when the idolaters see their associates they will say: 'Our Lord,these are our associates on whom we called other than You.' But they willthrow back at them saying: 'Surely, you are truly liars.'
      87. On that Daythey shall offer to submit to Allah, and what they forged will forsakethem.
      88. Those who disbelieve and bar others from the Path of Allah, Weshall add punishment upon their punishment because they were corrupting.
      89. And on that Day We shall raise up from every nation a witness fromtheir own against them, and We shall bring you (Prophet Muhammad) as awitness against those. And We have sent down to you the Book makingeverything clear, as a guidance, and mercy, and glad tidings to those whosubmit.
      90. Allah orders justice, and good deeds, and giving to one'skindred. He forbids indecency, dishonor and insolence. He admonishes youin order that you take heed.
      91. Fulfill the covenant of Allah, when youmake a covenant and do not break your oaths after they have been confirmed(by swearing in His Name) for you make Allah your surety. Allah hasknowledge of what you do.
      92. Do not be like the woman who breaks herthread, after it is firmly spun into fibers, by taking your oaths as meremutual deceit, one nation being more numerous than the other. Allah triesyou with it. On the Day of Resurrection, He will clarify to you everythingon which you were at variance.
      93. Had Allah willed, He would have made youone nation. But He leads astray whomsoever He will and gives guidance towhomsoever He will. You shall be questioned about what you did.
      94. Do nottake oaths to deceive each other, lest your foot should slip after itsfirmness, lest you should taste evil, for you barred others from the Pathof Allah, and lest a mighty punishment awaits you.
      95. Do not sell thecovenant of Allah for a trifling price. What is with Allah is better foryou if you but knew.
      96. That which you have is transitory, but that whichis with Allah endures. We shall reward the patient according to the bestof their deeds,
      97. For whosoever does a righteous deed, be they believingmen or women, We shall recompense them with their wage according to thebest of their deeds.
      98. When you recite the Koran, seek refuge in Allahfrom the stoned satan:
      99. he has no authority over the believers who puttheir trust in their Lord.
      100. He has authority over those who are guidedby him, and those who ascribe associates to Him (Allah).
      101. When Weexchange a verse for another - and Allah knows best what He is sendingdown - they say: 'You are but a forger.' No, most of them do not know.
      102. Say: 'The Holy Spirit (Gabriel) brought it down from your Lord in truth toconfirm those who believe, and to give guidance and glad tidings to thosewho surrender.'
      103. We know very well that they say: 'A mortal teacheshim.' The tongue of him at whom they hint is a non-Arab; and this is aclear Arabic tongue.
      104. Those who disbelieve in the verses of Allah,Allah does not guide them - for them is a painful punishment.
      105. Noneforge lies except those who disbelieve the verses of Allah - those, theyare the liars.
      106. Whosoever disbelieves in Allah after believing - excepthe who is forced while his heart remains in his belief - but he who openshis chest for disbelief, shall receive the Anger of Allah and for suchawaits a mighty punishment.
      107. That is because they loved this presentlife above the Everlasting Life. Allah does not guide the unbelievers.
      108. They are those whose hearts, hearing and sight are sealed by Allah; theyare the heedless.
      109. In the Everlasting Life, they shall assuredly be thelosers.
      110. Then indeed your Lord - to those who emigrated, after theywere persecuted, and then strove and were patient, surely, your Lord isthereafter Forgiving, the Most Merciful.
      111. On the Day when every soulwill come pleading for itself and when every soul will be recompensed infull for what it did - they shall not be wronged.
      112. Allah strikes aparable of the village which was safe and peaceful. Its provisions came inabundance from everywhere; but it was thankless for the favors of Allah.Therefore, for what they were doing, Allah let it taste the garment ofhunger and fear.
      113. A Messenger from their own was sent to them, but theybelied him. So while they were harmdoers they were seized by thepunishment.
      114. Eat of the lawful and good things with which Allah hasprovided you and be thankful for the favors of Allah if it is He youworship.
      115. These things alone He has forbidden to you: what is alreadydead, blood, the flesh of swine, what has been offered-up to other thanAllah. But to whoever is forced to eat any of these, neither desiring norwanting to transgress, Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
      116. And do not say -what your tongues falsely describe - 'This is lawful, and that isforbidden,' in order to forge a lie about Allah. Indeed, those who forge alie about Allah shall never prosper.
      117. Brief (is their) enjoyment, afterwhich a painful punishment awaits them.
      118. We have forbidden the Jewswhat We have already related to you. We did not wrong them, but theywronged themselves.
      119. Surely, your Lord - to those who commit evilthrough ignorance and afterwards repent, and mend their ways - your Lordthereafter is surely Forgiving, Merciful.
      120. Abraham was (equal to) anation, obedient to Allah, of pure faith and was not among the idolaters,
      121. ever thankful for His favors. He chose him and He guided him to aStraight Path.
      122. We gave goodness to him in this world, and in theEverlasting Life he shall be amongst the righteous.
      123. Then, We revealedto you: 'Follow the Creed of Abraham, he of pure faith, he was not amongthe idolaters.'
      124. The Sabbath was ordained only for those who differedabout it. On the Day of Resurrection, your Lord will decide thedifferences that were between them.
      125. Call to the Path of your Lord withwisdom and fine admonition. Dispute with them in the best manner. YourLord is well aware of those who have gone astray from His Path and He iswell aware of those who are guided.
      126. If you punish, let your punishmentbe proportionate to the punishment you received. But if you are patient,it is better for the patient.
      127. Be patient; yet your patience is only bythe help of Allah. Do not grieve for them (the unbelievers), nor distressyourself because of their devising.
      128. Allah is with the cautious andthose who do good.

      17. The Night Journey - Al-'Isra'

      In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

      1. Exalted is He who carried His worshiper (Prophet Muhammad) to travelin the night from the Sacred Mosque to the Furthest Mosque which We haveblessed around it so that We might show him some of Our signs. He is theHearer, the Seer.
      2. We gave Moses the Book and made it a guide for theChildren of Israel. 'Take no guardian other than Me.
      3. (You are) thedescendants of those whom We carried (in the Ark) with Noah. He was atruly thankful worshiper.'
      4. And We decreed for the Children of Israel inthe Book: 'You shall corrupt the land twice, and you shall ascendexceedingly high.'
      5. And when the promise of the first came, We sentagainst you Our worshipers, those of great might, and they went throughthe habitations, and the promise was accomplished.
      6. Then, We gave theturn back to you to prevail over them, and We helped you with wealth andchildren, and made you the greater host.
      7. (We said): 'If you do good, itshall be for your own souls; but if you do evil it is likewise.' And whenthe second promise came (We sent them against you), to sadden your facesand to enter the Mosque as they entered it the first time, they utterlydestroyed whatever they came across.
      8. Perhaps Allah will have mercy onyou. But if you return, We will return. We have made Gehenna (Hell) aprison for the unbelievers.
      9. This Koran guides to the straightest way. Itgives glad tidings of a great wage to the believers who do good deeds,
      10. and for those who do not believe in the Everlasting Life We have preparedfor them a painful punishment.
      11. Yet the human prays for evil as he praysfor good - mankind is always hasty.
      12. We appointed the night and the dayas two signs. Then, We blotted out the sign of the night and made the signof the day to see, so that you seek the bounty of your Lord and that youknow the number of years and the reckoning. And We have clearlydistinguished everything.
      13. And to every human - We have fastened to himhis bird of deeds upon his neck; and on the Day of Resurrection We shallbring forth to him a book spread open wide.
      14. 'Read your book. Your selfsuffices you this Day as a reckoner against you.'
      15. Whosoever is guidedis only guided for his own self, and whosoever goes astray it is onlyagainst it. No soul shall bear another's burden. Nor do We punish until wehave sent a Messenger.
      16. When We desire to annihilate a village, Wecommand those who live in ease, but they commit evil therein, then theWord is realized against it and it is utterly annihilated.
      17. How manygenerations have We destroyed since Noah! Your Lord suffices as One who isAware of and sees the sins of His worshipers.
      18. For whosoever desiresthis fleeting life We hasten for him whatever We will and to whom We want.Then, We have prepared Gehenna for him where he will be roasted, condemnedand rejected.
      19. Whosoever, being a believer, desires the Everlasting Lifeand strives for it as he should - those their striving will be thanked.
      20. We help these and those, a gift from your Lord; and your Lord's gift isnot restricted.
      21. See how We have preferred some above others. Yet theEverlasting Life is greater in rank and greater in preferment.
      22. Do notset up with Allah another god, or you will sit condemned and forsaken.
      23. Your Lord has ordered you to worship none except Him, and to be good toyour parents. If either or both of them attain old age with you, do notsay: "Fie on you", nor rebuke them, but speak to them with words ofrespect.
      24. And lower to them the wing of humbleness out of mercy and say:'My Lord, be merciful to them, as they raised me since I was little.'
      25. Your Lord knows very well what is in your hearts. If you are good, He isforgiving to those who are penitent.
      26. Give to the near of kin, the needyand the destitute traveler their rights and do not squander,
      27. for thewasteful are the brothers of satan; and satan is ungrateful to his Lord.
      28. But if you turn away from them to seek the Mercy of your Lord, hopingto attain it, then speak to them with gentle words.
      29. And do not keepyour hand chained to your neck (when spending), nor open it completely, sothat you will sit blamed and destitute.
      30. Your Lord gives to whom He willHis provisions both abundantly and sparingly. He is aware and sees Hisworshipers.
      31. Do not kill your children because you fear poverty. We willprovide for you and them. Killing them is a great sin.
      32. Do not draw nearto fornication, for it is an indecency, and its way is evil.
      33. Do notkill the soul whom Allah has forbidden except by right. If he is slainunjustly, We have given his heir authority. But let him not exceed thelimit in slaying, for he will be helped.
      34. Do not draw near the wealth ofthe orphan except in the best manner, until he reaches maturity. And keepyour promise. Surely, the promise will be questioned.
      35. Give full measurewhen you measure, and weigh with even scales. That is better, and fairerin the end.
      36. Do not follow what you do not know. The hearing, sight andheart - about all these you shall be questioned.
      37. Do not walk proudly inthe earth. Indeed, you will never tear open the earth, nor attain theheight of mountains.
      38. The wickedness of all this is hateful with yourLord.
      39. That is of the wisdom your Lord has revealed to you. Do not setup with Allah another god, or you will be cast into Gehenna, condemned andrejected.
      40. What! Has your Lord favored you with sons and taken toHimself females from among the angels? Indeed, you utter a monstrousthing!
      41. In this Koran We have clarified so that they may remember; butit has only increased their aversion.
      42. Say: 'If there had been othergods with Him, as they say, they would surely have sought a way to theLord of the Throne.'
      43. Exaltations be to Him! High indeed be He exaltedabove what they say!
      44. The seven heavens, the earth, and whosoever inthem, exalt Him. There is nothing that does not exalt with His praise, butyou do not understand their exaltation. Surely, He is Clement, Forgiving.
      45. When you recite the Koran, We place between you and those who do notbelieve in the Everlasting Life an obstructing barrier.
      46. We lay veilsupon their hearts and heaviness in their ears, lest they understand it.When you (Prophet Muhammad) mention your Lord alone in the Koran, theyturn their backs in aversion.
      47. When they listen to you, We know verywell how they listen. When they conspire, when the evildoers declare: 'Youare only following a man who is bewitched!'
      48. See what they compared youto. They have surely gone astray and cannot find a Path.
      49. 'What!' theysay. 'When we are (turned to) bones and broken bits, shall we be raisedagain in a new creation?'
      50. Say: 'Let you be stones or iron,
      51. or anyother creation yet more monstrous in your minds.' They will ask: 'Who willrestore us?' Say: 'He who originated you at first.' They will shake theirheads and ask: 'When will this be?' Say: 'Maybe it is near,
      52. on thatDay, He will summon you, and you shall answer Him with praise and youshall think you have stayed but for a little.'
      53. Tell My worshipers, thatthey should say words that are the finest, satan would arouse discordamong them; he is the clear enemy of mankind.
      54. Your Lord knows you verywell. He will have mercy on you if He will, or punish you if He will. Wehave not sent you to be their guardian.
      55. Your Lord knows very well allwho are in the heavens and the earth. We have preferred some Prophetsabove others, and to David We gave the Psalms.
      56. Say: 'Call to those whomyou assert, other than Him. They have neither the power to remove youraffliction nor to transfer it.'
      57. Those, they call upon are themselvesseeking a means to come to their Lord, competing with each other to benearer; they hope for His Mercy and fear His punishment. Indeed, thepunishment of your Lord is the subject of caution.
      58. There is no villageexcept that it shall be destroyed or that We will punish it with a sternpunishment before the Day of Resurrection. That is inscribed in the Book.
      59. Nothing prevented Us from sending the signs but that the ancientsbelied them. To Thamood, We brought the she-camel as a visible (sign), yetthey wronged her. We do not send signs except to frighten.
      60. When We saidto you: 'Indeed, your Lord encompasses all people.' We did not make thevision which We showed to you, and the tree cursed in the Koran except tobe a trial for people, and We frighten them, but it only increases them ingreat insolence.
      61. When We said to the angels: 'Prostrate yourselvesbefore Adam,' they all prostrated themselves, except iblis (father of thejinn), who said: 'Shall I prostrate to him whom You have created fromclay?
      62. What do You think?' he said: 'This whom You have honored aboveme, if You defer me until the Day of Resurrection, I will root out all buta few of his seed (by misleading them).'
      63. 'Begone!' said He. 'Indeed,Gehenna is your recompense, and the reward of those who follow you, anample recompense.
      64. Rouse with your voice whoever you are able from amongthem. Rally against them your cavalry and those on foot. Share theirwealth and children with them, and promise them.' But satan promises themnothing except delusion.
      65. 'Over My worshipers you shall have noauthority.' Your Lord is their Sufficing Guardian.
      66. It is your Lord whodrives your ships at sea so that you may seek His bounty. He is indeed theMost Merciful towards you.
      67. When misfortune befalls you at sea, allexcept He of those to whom you supplicate forsake you; yet when Hedelivers you safely to the land, you turn away. The human is unthankful.
      68. Do you feel secure that He will not cause the shore to swallow you, orlet loose a squall of pebbles upon you? Then you shall find no guardianfor yourself.
      69. Or, do you feel secure that He will not send you backinto it a second time, and send against you a violent tempest and drownyou because of disbelief? Then you shall find no prosecutor (to help) youagainst Us.
      70. We have honored the children of Adam and carried them onboth land and sea. We have provided them with good things and greatlypreferred them above much of Our creation.
      71. On the Day when We call allthe people with their record, whosoever is given his book in his righthand shall read their book, and they shall not be wronged by as much as asingle date-fiber.
      72. But he who is blind in this life, shall be blind inthe Everlasting Life and will be further astray from the Path.
      73. Indeed,they were near to seducing you from that We revealed to you, so that youmight forge against Us another, and then they would surely have taken youas a friend;
      74. and if We had not fortified you, you would have been veryslightly inclining towards them;
      75. then We would have let you taste thedouble of life and death; and you would have found none to help youagainst Us.
      76. They very nearly provoked you to drive you out of the land,but they would have only lingered for a little while after you.
      77. Suchwas Our way with those whom We sent before you. You shall find no changein Our way.
      78. Establish the prayer at the decline of the sun till thedarkening of the night and the Koran recital at dawn. Surely, the Koranrecital at dawn is witnessed.
      79. As for the night there is a voluntarydeed for you to keep vigil in part it. Perhaps your Lord will raise you toa praiseworthy station.
      80. Say: 'Lord, grant me an entrance of sincerityand an exit of sincerity, and give me from Yours a victorious power.'
      81. Say: 'Truth has come and falsehood has vanished. Indeed, falsehood willcertainly vanish.'
      82. We sent down of the Koran that which is a healingand a mercy to believers, but to the harmdoers it does not increase them,except in loss.
      83. Yet when We bestow favors upon mankind he turns hisback and withdraws to one side. But when evil befalls him, he despairs.
      84. Say: 'Each human works in his own manner. But your Lord knows very wellwho is best guided on the way.'
      85. They question you about the spirit.Say: 'The spirit is from the command of my Lord. Except for a littleknowledge you have been given nothing.'
      86. If We pleased We could takeaway that which We have revealed to you then you should find none to guardyou against Us,
      87. except for Mercy from your Lord; for His favor to youis great indeed.
      88. Say: 'If mankind and jinn combined together to producethe like of this Koran, they would never be able to produce one like it,not even if they were to help one another.'
      89. Indeed, We have set forthfor mankind in this Koran every kind of parable, yet most people refuseall except disbelief.
      90. They say: 'We will not believe in you until youmake a spring gush from the earth for us,
      91. or, until you own a garden ofpalms and vines and cause rivers to gush forth with abundant water inthem;
      92. or, until you cause the sky to fall upon us in pieces, as youhave claimed, or, as a surety bring Allah with the angels in front;
      93. or,until you possess an ornate house of gold, or ascend into the heavens; andwe will not believe in your ascension until you have brought down for us abook which we can read.' Say: 'Exaltations to my Lord! Am I anythingexcept a human Messenger?'
      94. Nothing prevented people from believing whenguidance came to them but (the excuse): 'Has Allah sent a human as aMessenger?'
      95. Say: 'Had there been angels walking at peace in the earth,We would have sent down an angel from heaven to them as a Messenger.'
      96. Say: 'Allah is sufficient as a witness between me and you. He knows andobserves His worshipers.'
      97. Those whom Allah guides are rightly guided;but for those whom He leads astray you shall find no guardian, other thanHim. On the Day of Resurrection We shall gather all of them upon theirfaces, blind, dumb, deaf. Gehenna shall be their refuge, whenever itdwindles, We will increase the Blaze for them.
      98. That will be theirrecompense because they disbelieved Our verses and said: 'When we areturned to bones and broken bits, shall we really be raised up once more asa new creation?'
      99. Have they not seen that Allah, who has created theheavens and the earth, has power to create their like? There is no doubtthat He has appointed for them a term, yet the unbelievers refuse all butdisbelief.
      100. Say: 'If you possessed the treasuries of my Lord's Mercy,you would hold them back for fear of spending - and mankind is evergrudging!
      101. To Moses We gave nine clear signs. Ask the Children ofIsrael about how he came to them. When Pharaoh said to him: 'Moses, Ithink you are bewitched.'
      102. 'You know,' he replied, 'that none exceptthe Lord of the heavens and the earth has sent down these as clear proofs.Pharaoh, I believe you are destroyed.'
      103. Pharaoh sought to provoke themso that they would leave the land, but We drowned him, together with allwho were with him.
      104. And thereafter We said to the Children of Israel:'Dwell in the land. When the promise of the Everlasting Life comes Weshall bring you all together.'
      105. We have sent it down with the truth,and with the truth it has come down. We have not sent you except a bearerof glad tidings and a warner,
      106. and We have divided the Koran for you torecite at intervals to mankind and We have sent it down successively.
      107. Say: 'Believe in it, or do not believe. When it is recited to those towhom knowledge was given before they fall prostrate upon their faces
      108. and say, "Exaltations be to our Lord! The promise of our Lord is done."'
      109. They fall down upon their chin, weeping and it increases them inhumility.
      110. Say: 'Call upon Allah, or call upon the Merciful; whichever(Name) you call upon, to Him belong the Most Beautiful Names.' Prayneither loudly nor to quietly, rather, seek a middle course between them.
      111. Say: 'Praise be to Allah who has not taken a son; who has no associatein the Kingdom; nor out of humility any guardian.' And exalt Himrepeatedly with exaltations.

      18. The Cave - Al-Kahf

      In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

      1. Praise belongs to Allah who has sent down the Book to His worshiper(Prophet Muhammad) and has not made any crookedness in it,
      2. unswerving.To warn of great violence from Him, and to give good tidings to thebelievers who do good deeds that theirs shall be a goodly wage
      3. and theywill live for ever therein.
      4. And it (the Koran) warns those who say:'Allah has taken a son.'
      5. Surely, of this they have no knowledge,neither they nor their fathers; it is a monstrous word that comes fromtheir mouths, they say nothing but a lie.
      6. Yet perchance, if they do notbelieve in this tiding, you will consume yourself with grief and followafter them.
      7. We have appointed all that is on the earth an adornment forit, in order that We try which of them is finest in works.
      8. We willsurely reduce all that is on it to barren dust.
      9. Or, do you think thecompanions of the Cave and the tomb stone were a wonder among Our signs?
      10. When the youths sought refuge in the Cave, they said: 'Lord give usfrom Your Mercy and furnish us with rectitude in our affair.'
      11. For manyyears We sealed up their hearing in the Cave,
      12. and thereafter We revivedthem to find out which of the two parties could best calculate the lengthof their stay.
      13. In truth We tell to you their news. They were young menwho believed in their Lord, and We increased them in guidance.
      14. Westrengthened their hearts when they stood up and said: 'Our Lord is theLord of the heavens and the earth. We will call on no other god exceptHim; (for if we did), we would have spoken outrageously (in disbelief),
      15. These, our nation have taken to themselves gods, other than Allah. Why dothey not bring some clear authority regarding them! Who does greater evilthan he who forges a lie against Allah?'
      16. When you depart from them andfrom what they worship, other than Allah, seek refuge in the Cave. Allahwill extend His Mercy to you and will furnish you with a gentle issue ofyour affair.
      17. You might have seen the rising sun incline towards theright of their Cave, and, as it set go past them on the left, while theystayed within an open space in the Cave. That was one of the signs ofAllah. He whom Allah guides is rightly guided; but he whom He leads astrayyou shall not find for him a guardian to guide him.
      18. You might havethought them awake, though they were sleeping. We turned them about to theright and to the left, while their dog stretched its paws at the entrance.Had you seen them you would surely have become filled with terror andturned your back on them in flight.
      19. As such We revived them so thatthey might question one another. 'How long have you stayed here?' askedone of them. 'We have been here a day, or part of it,' they replied. Theysaid: 'Your Lord knows best how long we have stayed here. Let one of yougo to the city with this silver (coin) and let him search for one who hasthe purest food and bring provision from it. Let him be courteous, but letno one sense it is you.
      20. For, if they appear in front of you, they willstone you to death or restore you to their religion. Then you will neverprosper.'
      21. And so We made them (the unbelievers) stumble upon them, sothat they might know that the promise of Allah is true and that there isno doubt about the Hour. They argued among themselves over their affair,then (the unbelievers) said: 'Build a building over them (their remains).Their Lord knows best who they were.' But those who prevailed over thematter said; 'We will build around them a Mosque.'
      22. Some will say: 'Theywere three; their dog was the fourth.' Others, guessing at the Unseen,will say: 'They were five and their dog was the sixth.' And yet others:'Seven; their dog was the eighth.' Say: 'My Lord knows best their number.Except for a few none know their number.' Therefore, do not dispute withthem except in outward disputation, and do not ask any of them concerningthem.
      23. Do not say of anything: 'I will do it tomorrow,'
      24. unless (youadd) 'if Allah wills.' And remember your Lord when you forget and say: 'Itmay be that my Lord will guide me to something nearer to rectitude thanthis.'
      25. And they stayed in the Cave three hundred years and to that theyadded nine more.
      26. Say: 'None but Allah knows how long they stayed. ToHim belong the Unseen in the heavens and the earth. How well He sees, andhow well He hears! They have no other guardian, other than Him, and Heallows no one (to share) His rule.'
      27. Recite what is revealed to you inthe Book of your Lord. No one can change His Words. You shall find norefuge other than Him.
      28. And be patient with those who call to their Lordin the morning and evening, desiring His Face. And do not turn your eyesaway from them desiring the good things of this life, nor obey he whoseheart We have made neglectful of Our remembrance; so that he follows hisown lust, and his affair has become excessive.
      29. Say: 'This is the truthfrom your Lord. Let whosoever will, believe, and whosoever will,disbelieve it.' For the harmdoers, We have prepared a Fire, the pavilionof which encompasses them. When they cry out for relief, they shall beshowered with water as hot as molten copper, which will scald their faces;how evil a drink, and how evil a resting-place!
      30. As for those whobelieve and do good works - We do not waste the wage of whosoever doesgood works.
      31. Those, they shall live in the Gardens of Eden, underneathwhich rivers flow. They shall be adorned with bracelets of gold andarrayed in green garments of silk, and brocade, reclining therein oncouches; how excellent is their reward and how fine is their restingplace!
      32. Give them the parable of two men. To one we gave two gardens ofvines and surrounded them with palm trees and in between the two we placeda sown field.
      33. Each of the two gardens yielded its produce and did notfail in the least and We made a river to gush through them,
      34. so he hadfruit. As he spoke with his companion, as he was conversing with him, 'Mywealth is more abundant than yours and men have a greater respect for me.'
      35. And when, having wronged himself, he entered his garden, he said: 'I donot think that this will ever perish!
      36. Nor do I think that the Hour willcome. Even if I returned to my Lord, I should surely find a better placethan this.'
      37. His companion said, during his conversation with him:'What, do you disbelieve in Him who created you from dust, then from asperm-drop, and then fashioned you into a man!
      38. He is Allah, my Lord,and I will not associate anyone with My Lord.
      39. When you entered yourgarden why did you not say: "If Allah wills; there is no power except byAllah." Though you see me lesser than yourself in wealth and children,
      40. maybe my Lord will give me a garden better than yours, and send down athunderbolt from heaven, so that in the morning it will be a slope ofdust,
      41. or, in the morning its water will be drained into the earth sothat you will not have a means to reach it.'
      42. And all his fruit weredestroyed, and in the morning he wrung his hands with grief at all he hadspent on it, for it had collapsed upon its trellises, and he said: 'Wouldthat I had not associated anyone with my Lord!'
      43. He had no host to helphim besides Allah, and he was helpless
      44. that Day. Supremacy belongs onlyto Allah, the True. He is the best to reward and the best ending.
      45. Giveto them a parable about this present life. It is like water We have sentdown from the sky with which the plants of the earth mingle, and in themorning it is straw the wind scatters. Allah is Powerful over all things.
      46. Wealth and children are the ornament of this present life. But thethings that last and good deeds, are better with your Lord in reward andhope.
      47. And on the Day when We shall set the mountains in motion and youshall see the earth a leveled plain; when We gather them together, andwould not leave even one behind,
      48. and they shall be presented in ranksbefore your Lord (who will say to them:) 'You have returned to Us as Wecreated you the first time. No, you claimed We would not appoint a meetingfor you!
      49. And the Book shall be set in place, and you will see thesinners fearful of what is in it.' They shall say: 'Woe to us! How is it,this book omits nothing small or great, all are counted!' And they shallfind what they did is present, and Your Lord will wrong no one.
      50. When Wesaid to the angels: 'Prostrate yourselves before Adam,' all prostratedthemselves except iblis, who was one of the jinn, disobedient to thecommand of his Lord. Would you then take him and his descendants to beyour guardians, other than Me, when they are your clear enemy? How evil isthe exchange for the harmdoers!
      51. Neither did I make them witnesses atthe creation of the heavens and the earth, nor at their own creation. Iwould never take those who lead others astray to be My supporters.
      52. Andthe Day He will say: 'Call on those whom you claimed to be My associates.'They will invoke them, but they will receive no answer, for We shall placea gulf between them.
      53. And when the evildoers see the Fire of Hell theywill reckon it is there they shall fall. They shall find no escape fromit.
      54. We have set forth for people in this Koran all manner of parables;the human is the most disputatious of things.
      55. Nothing prevented peoplefrom believing and seeking the forgiveness of their Lord when guidancecame to them, unless they are waiting for the fate of the ancients toovertake them, or that the punishment should come upon them face to face.
      56. We send Our Messengers only to proclaim glad tidings and to givewarning. But the unbelievers dispute with false arguments so that they maybelie the truth. They have taken My verses and warnings in mockery.
      57. Whois greater in evil than he who, when reminded of the verses of his Lord,turns away from them and forgets what his hands have sent before him? Wehave placed veils over their hearts lest they should understand it, andthere is heaviness in their ears. Even if you call them to guidance, theywill never be guided.
      58. Your Lord is Forgiving, Owner of Mercy. Had itbeen His will to take them to task for what they earned, He would havehastened their punishment; but they have an appointed hour from which theywill never escape.
      59. And those villages! When they became evil Wedestroyed them and appointed a meeting for their destruction.
      60. WhenMoses said to his (assisting) youth: 'I will not give up until I reach thepoint where the two seas meet even though I should go on for many years.'
      61. But when they came to the point where the two met, they forgot theirfish, which made its way burrowing into the sea.
      62. And when they had gonefurther, he said to his assisting youth; 'Bring us our breakfast; we areworn out from our journey.'
      63. He replied: 'What do you think, I forgotthe fish when we were resting on the rock. None but satan made me forgetto mention this - it made its way into the sea in a marvelous fashion.'
      64. 'This is what we have been seeking!' said he, and they retraced theirfootsteps
      65. and found one of Our worshipers to whom We had given from OurMercy, and to whom We had taught knowledge of Ours.
      66. Moses said to him:'May I follow you so that you can teach me of that you have learned ofrighteousness?'
      67. 'You will not bear patiently with me,' He replied.
      68. 'For how can you bear patiently with that which you have never encompassedin your knowledge?'
      69. He (Moses) said: 'If Allah wills, you shall find mepatient, I shall not disobey your order.'
      70. He said: 'If you follow me,you must not question me about anything till I myself speak to youconcerning it.'
      71. So they departed. When they boarded a ship, he bored ahole in it. 'What, have you made a hole in it,' he said, 'is it to drownits passengers? You have done a dreadful thing.'
      72. 'Did I not I tellyou,' he replied, 'that you would not bear patiently with me?'
      73. Mosessaid: 'Do not blame me for what I forgot, nor press me to do somethingwhich is too difficult,'
      74. and so they departed. Thereafter they met aboy and he killed him. He (Moses) exclaimed: 'What, have you killed a puresoul and it was not done (in retaliation) for a soul - you have done aterrible thing.'
      75. 'Did I not tell you,' he replied, 'that you would notbe able to bear patiently with me?'
      76. He (Moses) said: 'If I question youagain do not let me be your companion; you already have enough excuse.'
      77. So they departed and thereafter they came to the inhabitants of a village.They asked its inhabitants for some food, but they declined to host them.There, they found a wall about to fall down whereupon his companionrestored it. He (Moses) said: 'Had you wished, you could have takenpayment for that.'
      78. He said: 'This is the parting between me and you.But now I will tell you the interpretation of that which you could notpatiently bear.
      79. As for the ship, it belonged to poor people working onthe sea. I rendered it imperfect because behind them there was a king whowas taking every ship by brutal force.
      80. As for the boy, his parents arebelievers, and we were afraid lest he should impose on them with hisinsolence and disbelief.
      81. It was our wish that their Lord should grantthem another in exchange, another better in purity and tenderness.
      82. Asfor the wall, it belonged to two orphan boys in the city. Beneath it was(buried) a treasure which belonged to them. Their father had been arighteous person and your Lord willed that when they reach manhood tobring out their treasure as a mercy from your Lord. What I did was notdone by my own command. That is the interpretation of what you could notbear with patience.'
      83. They will ask you about Thul-Karnain (the piousand chosen). Say: 'I will recite to you something of his story.
      84. Weestablished him in the land and gave him means to all things.
      85. Hejourneyed on a way
      86. until, when he reached the setting of the sun, hefound it setting in a muddy spring, and nearby he found a nation.'Thul-Karnain,' We said, 'you must either punish them or show themkindness.'
      87. He replied: 'The evil-doer we shall punish. Then he shallreturn to his Lord and He will punish him with a stern punishment.
      88. Asfor he who believes and does good works he shall receive a fine reward inrecompense and we shall speak to him with a mild command.'
      89. Then hefollowed the road,
      90. until he reached the rising of the sun, he found itrising upon a nation for whom We provided no veil against it to shadethem.
      91. So, We encompassed in knowledge what was with him.
      92. Then hefollowed the road,
      93. when he reached between the two barriers he found onone side of them a nation who could barely understand speech.
      94. 'Thul-Karnain,' they said, 'Look, Gog and Magog are corrupting the earth.Build for us a barrier between us and them, and we will pay you atribute.'
      95. He replied: 'That which my Lord has given me is better,therefore help me with all your power, and I will build a barrier betweenyou and between them.
      96. Bring me ingots of iron.' After he had leveledbetween the two cliffs, he said: 'Blow.' And when he made it a fire, hesaid: 'Bring me molten copper so that I may pour over it.'
      97. Thereafterthey could neither scale it, nor could they pierce it.
      98. He said: 'Thisis a mercy from my Lord. But when my Lord's promise is come, He will makeit dust. The promise of my Lord is true.'
      99. On that day, We will let themsurge on one another, and the Horn shall be blown, and We will gather themall together.
      100. On that Day We shall present Gehenna (Hell) to theunbelievers,
      101. whose eyes were blinded to My remembrance and they werenot able to hear.
      102. Do the unbelievers think that they can take Myworshipers as guides other than Me? We have prepared Gehenna to be thehospitality of the unbelievers.
      103. Say: 'Shall we tell you of those whoare the greatest losers in deeds?'
      104. (They are) those whose striving inthis world go astray, while they think that what they are doing are gooddeeds.
      105. Those are they who disbelieve the verses of their Lord and denythat they will ever meet Him - their deeds have failed. On the Day ofResurrection, We shall not give any weight to them.
      106. Gehenna is theirrecompense; because they disbelieved and mocked My verses, and MyMessengers.
      107. The hospitality of those who believe and do good worksshall be the Gardens of Paradise
      108. where they will live for ever andnever wish that they should be removed from it.
      109. Say: 'If the sea wereink for the Words of my Lord, the sea would surely be spent before theWords of my Lord are spent, even if We brought its like forreplenishment.'
      110. Say: 'I am only a human like you, revealed to me isthat your God is One God. Let him who hopes for the encounter with hisLord do good work, and not associate anyone with the worship of his Lord.'

      19. Mary - Maryam

      In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

      1. KaafHaYa'aeenSaad.
      2. A mention of the Mercy of your Lord to hisworshiper Zachariah,
      3. when he called upon his Lord in secret,
      4. saying:'O my Lord, my bones are enfeebled, and my head glows silver with age.Yet, never Lord, have I been unblessed in prayer to You.
      5. Indeed, I fearmy kinsmen who will succeed me, for my wife is barren. Grant me a kinsman
      6. who will be my heir and an heir to the House of Jacob, and make him, myLord, satisfied.'
      7. 'O Zachariah, We give you good tidings of a son, andhe shall be called John (Yahya); a name We have never given before.'
      8. 'How shall I have a son, Lord,' he asked, 'when my wife is barren, and Iam advanced in years?'
      9. He replied: 'It shall be so; your Lord says: "Itis easy for Me, indeed, I created you before time when you were not athing."
      10. He (Zachariah) said: 'Lord, make for me a sign.' He replied:'Your sign is that you shall not speak to people for three nights - beingwithout fault.'
      11. Then he came out from the Sanctuary to his nation, andgestured to them to exalt (their Lord) at the dawn and at the evening.
      12. (We said): 'O John, hold fast to the Book', and We bestowed on himjudgment while yet a child
      13. and tenderness from Us and purity, and hewas cautious;
      14. honoring his parents, being neither arrogant norrebellious.
      15. Peace be upon him on the day he was born and the day hedies, and on him the day when he is raised up alive.
      16. And mention in theBook, Mary, how she withdrew from her people to an eastern place and shetook a veil apart from them;
      17. We sent to her Our Spirit (Gabriel) in theresemblance of a perfect human.
      18. (And when she saw him) she said: 'Itake refuge in the Merciful from you! If you are fearful.'
      19. 'I am theMessenger of your Lord,' he replied, 'and have come to give you a pureboy.'
      20. 'How shall I bear a son,' she answered, 'when I am not touched bya human and not unchaste?'
      21. "Even so" he replied, "as such your Lord hassaid: 'Easy it is for Me. And We shall make him a sign to mankind and amercy from Us. It is a matter decreed.'"
      22. Thereupon she carried him, andretired to a far- off place.
      23. And when the birth-pangs came upon her bythe trunk of a palm-tree, she said: 'Oh, would that I had died before thisand become a thing forgotten!'
      24. He called from below to her: 'Do notsorrow, look, your Lord has provided a rivulet below you,
      25. and shake thetrunk of this palm-tree it will drop fresh ripe dates upon you.
      26. Therefore eat and drink and rejoice with your eyes. If you meet any humansay to him: "I have vowed a fast to the Merciful and will not speak withanyone today."'
      27. She came to her nation, carrying him; and they said: 'OMary, you have committed a monstrous thing.
      28. O sister of Aaron, yourfather was never an evil man, nor was your mother unchaste.'
      29. So shepointed to him (Prophet Jesus). But they replied: 'How can we speak with ababy in the cradle?'
      30. He (the baby) said: 'I am the worshiper of Allah.Allah has given me the Book and made me a Prophet.
      31. He made me to beblessed wherever I am, and He has charged me with prayer and charity foras long as I shall live.
      32. (He has made me) kind to my mother; He has notmade me arrogant, unprosperous.
      33. Peace be upon me on the day I was born,and on the day I die; and on the day when I shall be raised up alive.'
      34. Such was (Prophet) Jesus, the son of Mary. A saying of truth, concerningwhat they doubt.
      35. It is not for Allah to take a son! Exaltations to Him!When He decrees a thing He only says: 'Be,' and it is.
      36. Indeed, Allah ismy Lord and your Lord therefore worship Him. That is the Straight Path.
      37. But the parties have fallen into variance among themselves, then woe tothose who disbelieve for the scene of a Dreadful Day.
      38. How well theywill hear and see on the Day when they come before Us! The evil-doers aretoday in clear error.
      39. Warn them of that Day of Anguish, when the matteris determined whilst heedlessly they disbelieve.
      40. For We shall inheritthe earth and all that are on it. To Us, they shall return.
      41. Mention inthe Book Abraham; He was truthful and a Prophet.
      42. He said to his father:'O father, why worship that which can neither see nor hear, nor helps youin anything?
      43. Father, knowledge has come to me which has not come you,therefore, follow me. I will guide you to a Level Path.
      44. Father, do notworship satan; for satan has rebelled against the Merciful.
      45. Father, Ifear that the punishment of the Merciful will fall upon you and you willbecome a guide of satan.'
      46. But he replied: 'Do you shrink away from mygods, Abraham? Surely, if you do not cease I will stone you, so leave mefor awhile.'
      47. 'Peace be on you,' he (Abraham) said, 'I shall call uponmy Lord to forgive you, for to me He has been gracious.
      48. Now I will goaway from you and that you call upon, other than Allah. I will call on myLord. Perhaps I shall not be unblessed in calling my Lord.'
      49. So when heturned away from them and those they worshipped, other than Allah, We gavehim Isaac and Jacob. Each of them We made a Prophet,
      50. and We gave themof Our Mercy and We appointed to them a truthful, highly sincere tongue,
      51. Mention in the Book, Moses. He was devoted, a Messenger, and a Prophet.
      52. We called out to him from the right side of the mountain, and drew himnear in (Divine) conversation.
      53. From Our Mercy We gave him, his brotherAaron, a Prophet.
      54. And mention in the Book, Ishmael; he too was true tohis promise, a Messenger and a Prophet.
      55. And he ordered his people topray and to give charity and his Lord was pleased with him.
      56. And mentionin the Book, Idris; he too was of the truth and a Prophet,
      57. We raisedhim to a high place.
      58. These are whom Allah has blessed among theProphets from among the seed of Adam and of those whom We bore with Noah;the descendants of Abraham, of Israel, and of those whom We have guidedand chose. For when the verses of the Merciful were recited to them, theyfell down prostrate, weeping.
      59. But the generation that succeeded themwasted their prayers and followed their desires, so they shall encountererror
      60. except he who repents and believes and does good works; thoseshall be admitted to Paradise and shall not be wronged in any way.
      61. (They shall enter the) Gardens of Eden, which the Merciful has promisedHis worshipers in the Unseen. Indeed, His promise shall come.
      62. There,they shall hear no idle talk, but only peace. And there they shall begiven their provision at dawn and at the evening.
      63. That is the Paradisewhich We shall give the cautious worshipers to inherit.
      64. (Gabriel said:)'We do not descend except at the command of your Lord. To Him belongs allthat is before us and all that is behind us, and all that lies between.Your Lord does not forget.
      65. Lord of the heavens and the earth and allthat is between them, so worship Him, be patient in His worship. Do youknow any that can be named with His Name!'
      66. The human says: 'What, whenI am dead, shall I be raised to life?'
      67. Will the human not remember thatWe created him before when he was not a thing.
      68. By your Lord, We willgather them and the satans, and We shall parade them hobbling on theirknees in Gehenna:
      69. from every party We will pluck out whichever of themwas the most hardened in disdain of the Most Merciful.
      70. We alone knowwho deserves most to be burned therein.
      71. There is not one of you whoshall not go down to it: such is a thing decreed, determined by your Lord.
      72. Then, We will save those who were cautious of Us, but the harmdoersshall be left there hobbling on their knees.
      73. When Our clear verses arerecited to them the unbelievers say to the believers: 'Which of the twoparties has a better position or company?'
      74. How many generations have Wedestroyed before them, who were far greater in riches and more boastful!
      75. Say: 'Whosoever is in error, let the Most Merciful prolong his lifespan until they see that which they were threatened, be it a punishment,or the Hour. Then shall they know whose is the worst place and who isweaker in hosts.'
      76. Allah will increase those who were guided in guidanceand things that abide. Good deeds are better in reward with your Lord,and, better in return.
      77. Have you seen he who disbelieves Our verses andyet says: 'I shall surely be given wealth and children!'
      78. Has he gainedknowledge of the Unseen? Or taken a covenant with the Merciful?
      79. On thecontrary, We will write down what he says and prolong the length of hispunishment.
      80. We shall inherit that of which he speaks and he will comebefore Us alone.
      81. And they have taken gods, other than Allah, that theymight be a power from them.
      82. Indeed no! They will renounce their worshipand turn against them.
      83. Have you not seen how We send down to theunbelievers satans who prick them?
      84. Therefore, do not hasten (things)against them, for We count out to them a number,
      85. and on the Day when Wewill ceremonially gather the righteous to the Merciful,
      86. and drive theevildoers as herds, into Gehenna
      87. who have no power of intercession,except those who have taken a covenant with the Merciful.
      88. And they say:'The Merciful has taken a son.'
      89. Surely, you have brought a monstrousthing!
      90. Thereby the heavens are nearly torn and the earth split asunder,and mountains fall crashing down
      91. because they have ascribed a son tothe Merciful.
      92. It is not for the Merciful to take a son!
      93. There isnone in the heavens and earth except he comes to the Merciful as aworshiper.
      94. He has counted them and exactly numbered all;
      95. and eachone shall come to Him on the Day of Resurrection, alone.
      96. Those whobelieve and do righteous deeds, the Merciful will assign for them love.
      97. We have made it easy in your own tongue in order that you proclaim theglad tidings to the cautious and give warning to a stubborn nation.
      98. Howmany generations have We destroyed before them! Do you sense even one ofthem, or hear a whisper from them?

      20. Taha - Taahaa

      In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

      1. TaHa.
      2. We have not sent down the Koran to you for you to be tired,
      3. but as a reminder to he who fears.
      4. It is a sending down from Him who hascreated the earth, and the high heavens,
      5. the Merciful willed to theThrone.
      6. To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth, and allthat lies between them, and underneath the soil.
      7. If you speak loudly; Hehas indeed knowledge of the secret and the hidden.
      8. Allah, there is nogod except He. To Him belong the most Beautiful Names.
      9. Has the story ofMoses reached you?
      10. When he saw a fire, he said to his family: 'Stayhere, for I can see a fire. Perhaps I can bring you a lighted torch orfind at the fire guidance.'
      11. When he reached it, he was called: 'OMoses,
      12. I am your Lord. Take off your shoes, for you are in Towa, thesacred valley.
      13. I have chosen you. Therefore, listen to what shall berevealed.
      14. Indeed, I am Allah. There is no god except Me. Worship Me,and establish the prayer of My remembrance.
      15. The Hour is coming. Ialmost conceal it, so that every soul will be recompensed for its labors.
      16. Do not let those who disbelieve in it and follow their desires bar youfrom it, or you will perish.
      17. What is that in your right hand, Moses?'
      18. 'It is my staff," Moses replied, "upon it I lean and with it I beatdown leaves to feed my sheep and for me there are other uses in it.'
      19. Hesaid: 'Moses, cast it down.'
      20. So he cast it down, and thereupon itturned into a sliding serpent.
      21. 'Take it, and do not fear,' He said, 'Wewill restore it to its former state.
      22. Now, put your hand under yourarmpit. It shall come out white, without evil, a second sign.
      23. But Weshall show you some of Our greatest signs.
      24. Go to Pharaoh, he has becomeinsolent.'
      25. 'Lord,' said Moses, 'expand my chest,
      26. and ease my taskfor me.
      27. Unloose the knot upon my tongue,
      28. that they may understand myspeech.
      29. Appoint for me a minister from my family -
      30. Aaron, mybrother.
      31. By him confirm my strength
      32. and let him share my task,
      33. sothat we exalt You
      34. and remember You abundantly.
      35. You are surely seeingus.'
      36. He replied: 'Moses, your request is granted.
      37. We had alreadyshown you favor
      38. when We revealed what was to be made known to yourmother,
      39. saying: "Put him in the box and cast it into the river. Theriver will cast him on to the bank, and he shall be taken up by an enemyof Mine and an enemy of his." I lavished My Love on you, and to be formedin My Sight.
      40. Your sister went (to them) and said: 'Shall I guide you toone who will nurse him?' And so We restored you to your mother, so thather eyes might rejoice and that she might not sorrow. And when you killeda soul We saved you from grief and then We tried you with many trials. Youstayed among the people of Midian for a number of years, and then, Moses,you came here according to a decree.
      41. I have chosen you for Me.
      42. Go,you and your brother with My signs, and do not be negligent of MyRemembrance.
      43. Go to Pharaoh, for he has become insolent.
      44. Speak to himwith gentle words; perhaps he will ponder or fear.'
      45. 'O our Lord,' bothsaid, 'We fear lest he may be excessive against us or become insolent.'
      46. He replied: 'Have no fear I shall be with you, both hearing and seeing.
      47. Both of you go to him (Pharaoh) and say: "We are the Messengers of yourLord. Let the Children of Israel depart with us, and do not punish them.We have come to you with a sign from your Lord; peace be on him whofollows guidance!
      48. It is revealed to us that a punishment will fall onthose who belie and turn away."
      49. He (Pharaoh) said: 'Moses, who is theLord of you both?'
      50. 'Our Lord,' he replied, 'is He Who gave everythingits creation and then guided it.'
      51. He (Pharaoh) asked: 'How was it then,with the former generations?'
      52. He (Moses) answered: 'The knowledge ofthem is in a Book with My Lord. My Lord neither goes astray, nor forgets.
      53. It is He who has made for you the earth as a cradle and threaded roadsfor you and sends down water from the sky with which We bring forth everykind of plant.
      54. You eat and let your cattle graze.' Surely, in thisthere are signs for those of understanding.
      55. We created you from it (theearth), and to it We shall restore you; and from it We will bring youforth yet a second time.
      56. So We showed him (Pharaoh) Our signs, all ofthem, but he belied and refused them.
      57. He said: 'Moses, have you come todrive us from our land with your sorcery?
      58. We will indeed bring sorcerysimilar to yours. Appoint a meeting place between us and you, in a placewhich is agreeable to both which neither we nor you shall not fail (tokeep).'
      59. He (Moses) replied: 'Your meeting shall be on the day of thefeast, and let the people be assembled by mid-morning.'
      60. So Pharaohwithdrew and gathered his guile, then returned,
      61. and Moses said to them:'Alas! Do not forge a lie against Allah lest He destroys you with apunishment. Indeed, whosoever forges has failed.'
      62. They disputed upontheir plan with one another, and spoke in secret
      63. saying: 'These two aresorcerers whose aim is to drive you from your land by their sorcery anddestroy your noble ways.
      64. Gather your guile and then line-up a rank -those who gain the upper hand today shall indeed prosper.'
      65. They said toMoses: 'Will you throw down or shall we be the first?
      66. Moses replied:'No, you throw first.' And by their sorcery it seemed to him that theirropes and staffs were sliding.
      67. Moses became fearful within himself.
      68. But We said to him: 'Do not be afraid; you shall surely be the uppermost.
      69. Throw that which is in your right hand. It will swallow up that whichthey have made, for that which they made is but the guile of a sorcerer.Wherever he goes the sorcerer does not prosper.'
      70. Thereafter thesorcerers threw themselves down, prostrating, saying: 'We believe in theLord of Aaron and Moses.'
      71. 'Have you believed him before I have givenyou permission!' he (Pharaoh) said. 'Indeed, he (must be) your chief, theone who taught you sorcery. I will cut off on opposite sides a hand and afoot then crucify you on the trunks of palm-trees. Indeed, you shall knowwhose punishment is more stern, and more lasting!'
      72. Their reply was: 'Wewill not prefer you over the clear signs that have come to us, nor overHim who has created us. So decide upon whatever you decide, you can onlydecided upon things in this present life.
      73. We believe in our Lord sothat He forgives us our sins and the sorcery you have forced us topractice. Allah is Better, and Everlasting.'
      74. Gehenna (Hell) awaitswhosoever comes before his Lord as a sinner, there he shall neither dienor live.
      75. But for whosoever comes before Him as a believer and havingdone good works there awaits the most highest degree;
      76. living for everin the Gardens of Eden, underneath which rivers flow. Such shall be therecompense of he who purifies himself.
      77. To Moses we also revealed: 'Setforth with My worshipers by night and strike for them a dry path in thesea. Do not fear that you will be overtaken, neither be afraid.'
      78. Pharaoh pursued them with his legions so they were overwhelmed from thesea with that which drowned them.
      79. For Pharaoh had misled his nation,and did not guide them.
      80. Children of Israel! We saved you from yourenemies and made a covenant with you on the right side of the Mountain. Wesent down manna and quails.
      81. 'Eat of the good things with which We haveprovided you and do not transgress therein lest My Anger should fall uponyou, and upon whosoever My Anger falls has assuredly fallen,
      82. but towhosoever repents, believes and does good deeds, and is at last guided, Iam Forgiving.'
      83. 'Moses, why have you come with such haste from yournation?'
      84. Moses replied: 'They are following me. My Lord, I made hasteonly so that I might please You.'
      85. He (Allah) said: 'We tempted yournation in your absence, and the Samaritan has misled them into error.'
      86. With great anger and sorrow, Moses returned to his nation. 'My nation,' hesaid, 'did your Lord not make you a fine promise? Did the time of thecovenant seem long to you? Or did you desire that the anger of your Lordshould fall upon you so that you failed in your coming to my appointment?'
      87. They replied: 'We have not failed in our promise to you through ourchoosing. We were laden with fardels, even the ornaments of the nation,and threw them just as the Samaritan had thrown them (into the fire),
      88. and made a calf for them, a figure that lowed. "This," they said, "is yourgod and the god of Moses but whom he has forgotten."
      89. What! Did they notsee that it did not speak a word to them in return, and for them it couldown neither harm nor benefit?
      90. Aaron had said to them before: 'Mynation, you have been tempted by it. Your Lord is the Merciful. Follow meand obey my order.'
      91. They replied: 'We will not stop; we will cling toit until Moses returns to us.'
      92. He (Moses) said to Aaron: 'When you sawthem in error, what prevented you,
      93. from following after me, did youdisobey my order?'
      94. 'Son of my mother,' he replied, 'Do not seize mybeard nor my head. I was afraid that you might say: "You have divided theChildren of Israel and did not uphold my word."
      95. 'You, Samaritan,' saidhe (Moses), 'what was your business?'
      96. He replied: 'I saw what they didnot see and seized a handful of dust from the foot print of the messengerand so I cast it - this my soul prompted me to do.'
      97. 'Begone! Your lotin this life is to cry: "untouchable!"' said he (Moses). 'An appointmentawaits you that you cannot fail to keep. Look at your god which you clungto - indeed we will burn it and scatter its ashes upon the sea.'
      98. YourGod is only One, Allah. There is no god, except He, alone. His knowledgeencompasses all things.
      99. And so We narrate to you the stories of thepast, and We have given you a remembrance from Us.
      100. Whosoever hasturned away from it shall bear a burden on the Day of Resurrection.
      101. and live in it for ever; how evil will that burden be for them on the Dayof Resurrection.
      102. The Day when the Horn shall be blown. On that Day, Weshall assemble all the sinners with blued eyes,
      103. and they shall murmuramong themselves: 'You have stayed away but ten (days and nights).'
      104. Weknow well what they will say. The most just among them in the matter willdeclare: 'You have stayed away but one day.'
      105. They will question youabout the mountains. Say: 'My Lord will scatter them as ashes
      106. andleave them a desolate waste,
      107. with neither crookedness nor any curvingto be seen therein.'
      108. On that Day, they will follow the Summoner, whois not crooked, their voices hushed before the Merciful, and you shallhear nothing except a murmuring.
      109. On that Day intercession will notbenefit them except him that has received the permission of the Mercifuland whose words are pleased by Him.
      110. He knows what is before them andbehind them, and they do not comprehend Him in knowledge.
      111. (All) facesshall be humbled before the Living One, the Eternal. Those who areburdened with wrong doing shall have failed,
      112. but those who havebelieved and done good works shall fear neither wrong nor injustice.
      113. As such We sent it down, an Arabic Koran, and explained in it threats inorder that they be cautious, or, that it prompts the Remembrance in them.
      114. Highly exalted be Allah, the true King! Do not hasten with the Koranbefore its revelation has been completed to you, but say: 'Lord, increaseme in knowledge.'
      115. We made a covenant with Adam, but he forgot and Wefound in him no constancy.
      116. And when We said to the angels: 'Prostrateyourselves before Adam,' they all prostrated themselves except iblis, whorefused.
      117. 'Adam,' We said, 'This is you and your wife's enemy. Do notlet him expel you from the Garden, so that you (Adam) will be tired.
      118. It has been given to you so that you shall neither become hungry nor nakedtherein;
      119. there, (you shall) neither thirst, nor suffer from the sun.'
      120. But satan whispered to him saying: 'Adam, shall I direct you the Treeof Eternity and a kingdom which never decays?'
      121. They both ate of it,and their shameful parts appeared to them, whereupon they began to stitchupon themselves leaves from the Garden. And so it was, Adam erred anddisobeyed his Lord.
      122. But afterwards his Lord chose him; He turned againtowards him and guided him.
      123. 'Both of you, together, go down out of it(the Garden) each of you an enemy to the other,' He said: 'but, if MyGuidance comes to you, whosoever follows My Guidance shall neither goastray nor be unprosperous;
      124. but whosoever turns away from Myremembrance, his life shall be narrow and on the Day of Resurrection Weshall raise him blind.'
      125. 'My Lord,' he will say: 'why have You raisedme blind when I was able to see?'
      126. He (Allah) will say: 'It is so, Ourverses came to you and you forgot them. So this Day you are forgotten.'
      127. In this way We recompense the prodigal who disbelieves the verses ofhis Lord. But the punishment of the Everlasting Life is more terrible andeverlasting.
      128. Is it not a guidance to them, how many generations Wedestroyed before them in whose dwelling places they walk? Surely, in thisthere are signs for those of reason.
      129. Except for a Word that precededfrom your Lord, and a stated term, it had been fastened.
      130. Therefore, bepatient with what they say, and exalt with the praise of your Lord beforesunrise and before sunset. And in the watches of the night and at theedges of the day, exalt Him, so that you will be pleasing.
      131. Do notstretch your eyes at the flower of this life which We have given couplesto enjoy, it is with this that We might try them; and the provision ofyour Lord is better, and more enduring.
      132. Order your family to pray andbe patient in it. We do not ask you for provisions, rather, it is We whoprovide for you. And the final outcome is for the cautious.
      133. They say:'Why does he not bring us a sign from his Lord?' Did not a clear sign cometo them in the preceding Scrolls?
      134. Had We destroyed them with apunishment before this, they would have said: 'Our Lord, why did You notsend us a Messenger so that we could have followed Your verses before wewere humiliated and degraded.'
      135. Say: 'Everyone is waiting; so wait.Indeed, you shall know who are the companions of the Even Path, and thosewho are guided.'

      21. The Prophets - Al-'Anbiya'

      In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

      1. The Reckoning for mankind is drawing near, yet they are heedless andturn away.
      2. No recent revival of the remembrance comes to them from theirLord, except that they play with it as they listen -
      3. their hearts arediverted. The harmdoers mutter to one another: 'Is this anything else buta human like yourself? What, will you follow sorcery with your eyes open?'
      4. He said: 'My Lord has knowledge of what is said in the heavens and onearth. He is the Hearer, the Knower.'
      5. Some say: 'No, it is only mixeddreams.' 'No, he has forged it himself', or, 'no, he is a poet! Let himbring us a sign, just as the ancient ones were sent as Messengers.'
      6. Ofthe villages We destroyed, there was not one that believed. What, willthey not believe?
      7. We never sent (anyone) before you except men to whomWe revealed to them. 'Ask the people of the Remembrance if you do notknow.'
      8. Nor did We make them bodies that ate no food, nor were theyimmortal.
      9. Then We were true to the promise, We saved them together withthose whom We willed, and destroyed the transgressors.
      10. Now, We havesent down to you a Book in which is your Remembrance. Will you notunderstand?
      11. How many harm-doing villages have We shattered and replacedthem with another nation.
      12. And when they felt Our Might they fled fromit.
      13. 'Do not run away. Return to your luxury that you rejoiced in, andyour homes in order that you be questioned!'
      14. They said: 'Alas for us wewere harmdoers!'
      15. And this they did not stop crying out until We madethem stubble, silent, and still.
      16. It was not in play that We created theheavens and the earth and all that lies between them.
      17. Had We wished totake to Us an amusement We would have taken it to Us from Ours had We doneso.
      18. No, We hurl truth at falsehood, and it shall conquer it, and see,falsehood vanishes. Woe to you for all you have described.
      19. To Himbelongs whosoever is in the heavens and the earth. Those who are with Himare not too proud to worship Him, nor are they ever wearied.
      20. They neverfail to exalt Him either at night or in the day.
      21. Or, have they takenearthly gods who revive the dead?
      22. Had there been gods in heaven orearth, other than Allah, both would indeed have been ruined. Exalted beAllah, Lord of the Throne, above that they describe.
      23. He is not to bequestioned about what He does, but they shall be questioned.
      24. Have theytaken gods, other than Him? Say: 'Bring us your proof! Here is theRemembrance of he who is with me and the Remembrance of those before me.'But no, most of them do not know the truth, therefore they turn away.
      25. We never sent a Messenger before you except that We revealed to himsaying: 'There is no god except Me, therefore, worship Me.'
      26. They say'The Merciful has taken a son.' Exaltations to Him! No, they are only Hishonored worshipers,
      27. who do not surpass Him in speech, and do as Hecommands.
      28. He knows what is before them and what is behind them. Theyintercede for none except for him whom He is well pleased, and theytremble in awe of Him.
      29. If any one of them says: 'I am a god other thanHim,' We will recompense him with Gehenna (Hell). As such We recompensethe harmdoers.
      30. Have the unbelievers not seen that the heavens and theearth were sewn up as one (solid) mass, then We unstitched them, and thatWe made every living thing of water? Will they not believe!
      31. We set firmmountains upon the earth lest it should shake with them, and We placedtherein ravines to be paths so that they might be guided.
      32. Weestablished the heaven as a well protected roof, yet they still turn awayfrom its signs.
      33. It is He who created the night and the day, and the sunand the moon; each floating in an orbit.
      34. We have never assignedimmortality to a human before you, therefore, if you yourself die, willthey live for ever?
      35. Every soul shall taste death. We will try you witha trial of evil and good. Then, to Us you shall be returned.
      36. When theunbelievers see you, they take you only for mockery, saying: 'Is this hewho talks about your gods?' While they are unbelievers in the Remembranceof the Merciful.
      37. The human was created of haste. Indeed, I will showyou My signs; so do not ask Me to hasten them.
      38. They say: 'If you aretruthful, when will this promise come?'
      39. If the unbelievers only knewwhen they will be unable to shield either their faces or their backs fromthe Fire; when they will not be helped!
      40. It will overtake them suddenly,dumbfounding them. They shall be unable to ward it off, and they shall notbe respited.
      41. Before you, other Messengers were mocked, but the mockerswere encompassed by the very thing they mocked.
      42. Say: 'Who will guardyou, by night and by day from the Merciful?' But no, they turn away fromtheir Lord's remembrance.
      43. Or have they gods to defend them, other thanUs? Indeed, they are unable to help themselves, neither shall they beguarded in safety from Us.
      44. We gave days of enjoyment to them and theirfathers until their life became long. Are they unable to see how We cometo their land and reduce its borders. Or, is it they who are the victors?
      45. Say: 'I warn you only by the Revelation.' But the deaf hear nothingwhen they are warned.
      46. But if just a breath of your Lord's punishmentwere to touch them, they would say: 'Woe for us, we were harmdoers!'
      47. Onthe Day of Resurrection We shall set up just scales, so that no soul shallin the least be wronged, even though it be the weight of a grain ofmustard seed We will bring it - We Suffice as reckoners.
      48. We gave Mosesand Aaron the Criterion, and gave them a light and a Remembrance for thecautious:
      49. those who fear Allah in the Unseen, tremble because of theHour.
      50. This is a blessed Remembrance which We have sent down. Do youdisbelieve it?
      51. Before this We gave Abraham his virtue, for We knew him.
      52. He said to his father and to his nation: 'What, are these the statuesto which you cling?'
      53. They replied: 'We found our fathers worshippingthem.'
      54. He said: 'Truly, you and your fathers are in clear error.'
      55. They said: 'Is it the truth you have brought us, or are you one of thosethat play?'
      56. 'No,' he answered, 'your Lord is the Lord of the heavensand the earth, the Originator of them, and I am among those bearingwitness to it.
      57. By Allah, I will certainly outwit your idols as soon asyou have turned your backs and gone.'
      58. He broke them all into pieces,except their great one so that they might return to it.
      59. 'Who has donethis to our gods?' they exclaimed. 'He must surely be a harmdoer.'
      60. 'Wehave heard a young man called Abraham mention them' they replied.
      61. Theysaid: 'Then bring him here so that the people may see, so that they maybear witness.'
      62. 'Abraham,' they said, 'was it you who did this to ourgods?'
      63. 'No,' he replied. 'It was their great one amongst them that didit. Ask them, if they are able to speak.'
      64. So they returned one toanother saying, 'Surely, it is you who are the harmdoers!'
      65. But thenthey reversed their minds: 'You know they do not speak.'
      66. He said:'Would you then worship that, instead of Allah, which can neither help norharm you?
      67. Shame on you and on that you worship other than Allah! Haveyou no understanding?'
      68. They said: 'Burn him and help your gods, if youare going to do anything!'
      69. 'O Fire,' We said, 'be coolness and safetyfor Abraham.'
      70. They sought to outwit him, but We made them the worst oflosers.
      71. We saved him and Lot, and brought them to the land which We hadblessed for all the worlds.
      72. We gave him, in excess, Isaac, and Jacob(for a grandson); and We made each righteous
      73. and appointed them leadersto guide by Our Command and We revealed to them to do good deeds, and toestablish the prayer, and the giving of charity, and they were for Usworshipers.
      74. To Lot, We gave judgment and knowledge and saved him fromthe village that had been committing corrupt deeds; for they were an evilnation and were debauched.
      75. We admitted him to Our Mercy, he was amongthe righteous.
      76. And (remember) Noah, when he supplicated to Us, Weanswered him, and We saved him and his nation from great distress,
      77. andhelped him against the nation who had belied Our signs. They were an evilnation; We drowned them all.
      78. And David and Solomon - they passedjudgment upon the tilled land on which the peoples sheep had strayed. Webore witness to their judgment, and
      79. We made Solomon to understand it,and to both We gave judgment and knowledge. And with David We subjectedthe mountains and birds to exalt (Allah). All this We have done.
      80. Wetaught him the craft of making garments that fortify you against your ownviolence. Are you thankful?
      81. To Solomon the raging wind ran at hiscommand to the land which We had blessed. We have knowledge of all things.
      82. And some of the satans dived for him and others did work as well. Wewere watching over them.
      83. And Job - when he called to his Lord:'Affliction has befallen me, and You are the Most Merciful of themerciful.'
      84. We answered him and removed his affliction, and We gave hispeople, and those like them that were with them, mercy from Us, as areminder to those who worship.
      85. And Ishmael, Idris, and Thul-Kifl (theson of Job) each were patient.
      86. We admitted them to Our Mercy, for theywere of the righteous.
      87. And Thul-Nun (Prophet Jonah), he went away inanger thinking We had no power over him. But in the darkness he cried:'There is no god except You. Exaltations to You! I was among theharmdoers.'
      88. We heard his prayer and saved him from grief. As such Weshall save the believers.
      89. And Zachariah when he called to his Lordsaying: 'Lord, do not let me remain by myself; You are the Best ofinheritors.'
      90. So We answered him, and gave him John, curing his wife (ofsterility). They raced with each other in good works and called on Us outof yearning and awe, and they were humble to Us.
      91. And she (Mary) whoguarded her virginity. We breathed into her of Our spirit (Gabriel), andmade her and her son a sign for the worlds.
      92. Indeed, this nation ofyours is one nation, and I am Your Lord, therefore worship Me.
      93. But they(the Christians and Jews) split their affair between them - all shallreturn to Us.
      94. The endeavors of he who believes and does good worksshall not go unthanked. We write it down for him.
      95. (It is ordained that)no village We have destroyed shall return
      96. till Gog and Magog are letloose and slide down out of every slope;
      97. when the true promise drawsnear; the eyes of the unbelievers will stare (and they will say): 'Alasfor us! Of this we have been heedless. We have been harmdoers.'
      98. You andall those who you were worshipping, other than Allah, shall be the fuel ofGehenna; there you shall all go down to it.
      99. If those had been gods,they would never have gone down to it, but in it they shall live for ever.
      100. There is groaning for them therein, and they do not hear.
      101. Butthose whom We have surpassed with the finest (rank) from Us shall be farremoved from it,
      102. neither shall they hear any of its whisper, but shalllive for ever in that their souls desired.
      103. The greatest terror shallnot grieve them, and the angels will receive them: 'This is the Day youhave been promised.'
      104. On that Day, We shall roll up the heaven like awritten scroll is rolled. As We originated the first creation, so will Webring it back again. This is a binding promise on Us which We shallassuredly fulfill.
      105. We have written in the Psalms, after theRemembrance: 'The righteous among My worshipers shall inherit the earth.'
      106. Surely, in this is a proclamation to a worshiping nation.
      107. We havenot sent you (Prophet Muhammad) except as a mercy to all the worlds.
      108. Say: 'It is revealed to me that your God is One God, do you thensurrender?'
      109. If they turn back, say: 'I have warned you all alike,though I cannot tell whether what you are promised is imminent or distant.
      110. He knows your spoken words and what you hide.
      111. And I do not know ifthis is a trial for you and an enjoyment for a time.'
      112. He said: 'MyLord, judge in truth. Our Lord is the Merciful whose help is ever to besought against what you describe.'

      22. The Pilgrimage - Al-Hajj

      In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

      1. O people, have fear of your Lord. The earthquake of the Hour shall bea great thing.
      2. On that Day you will see every one that suckles shallforsake her suckling, and every carrier shall miscarry, and you shall seemankind drunk although they are not drunk; dreadful will be the punishmentof Allah.
      3. Among people there are those, who without knowledge, disputeabout Allah and follow every rebel satan,
      4. against whom it is writtendown that whosoever takes him for a guide, he guides astray, and leads himto the punishment of the Blaze.
      5. O people, if you are in doubt about theResurrection, remember that We first created you from dust, then, from asperm drop, then from a clot, and then from a bite-size tissue formed andunformed, so that We might clarify for you. We establish in the wombswhatever We will for an appointed term, and then We bring you forth asinfants, then you come of age. Some of you die, and some of you are keptback to the vilest state of life, after knowing somewhat, they knownothing. And you see the earth dry; but no sooner do We send down rainupon it than it begins to quiver and swell, putting forth every finevariety (of herbage).
      6. That is because Allah is the Truth; He revives thedead and has power over all things.
      7. And the Hour is sure to come - thereis no doubt. And Allah will raise up those in the graves.
      8. Some disputeabout Allah, though they have neither knowledge nor guidance, nor anilluminating Book.
      9. There is for him who turns his side to lead (others)astray from the Path of Allah, degradation in this life and We shall lethim taste the punishment of the burning on the Day of Resurrection.
      10. 'This, is the reward for what your hands have forwarded. Allah is notunjust to the worshipers.'
      11. There are among the people such who worshipAllah and (yet stand) on the very edge. When goodness comes to him, he iscontent, but if a trial befalls him he falls upon his face, he loses thisworld and the Everlasting Life; that is indeed a clear loss.
      12. He callsto other than Allah, to that which neither hurts him, nor benefits him;that is indeed far error.
      13. He calls upon him whose harm is nearer thanhis benefit, an evil guide and an evil friend.
      14. As for those who believeand do good works Allah will admit them to gardens underneath which riversflow. Allah indeed does what He will.
      15. If any one thinks that Allah willnot give him (Prophet Muhammad) victory in this present world and in theEverlasting Life, let him stretch a rope to heaven, and let him sever it.Then, let him see if his guile does away with that which has enraged him.
      16. As such We have sent it in clear verses. Indeed, Allah gives guidanceto whom He will.
      17. Surely, they that believe, and those of Jewry, theSabaeans, the Nazarenes, the Magians, and the unbelievers, Allah willjudge them on the Day of Resurrection. Surely, Allah is witness overeverything.
      18. Have you not seen that to Allah prostrate all who are inthe heavens and all who are in the earth, the sun and the moon, the starsand the mountains, the trees and the beasts, and many people? And manydeserve the punishment. He who is abased by Allah has none to honor him.Allah does what He will.
      19. Those are two who disputed concerning theirLord. Garments of fire have been prepared for the unbelievers. Boilingwater shall be poured over their heads,
      20. and that which is in theirbellies and their skins shall be melted;
      21. for them are hooked rods ofiron.
      22. Whenever in their anguish they try to get out of it, they arerestored to it. (It will be said): 'Taste the punishment of burning.'
      23. Allah will admit those who believe and do good works to gardens underneathwhich rivers flow. They shall be adorned therein with bracelets of goldand with pearls, and their garments shall be of silk.
      24. For they shall beguided to good speech and guided to the praised path.
      25. The unbelieverswho bar from the Way of Allah and from the Holy Mosque which We made equalfor all peoples, he who cleaves to it and the tent-dweller alike, andwhosoever seeks to violate it wrongfully, We shall let him taste a painfulpunishment.
      26. And when We settled for Abraham (and Ishmael) the place ofthe Holy Mosque, (We said): 'You shall not associate with Me anything.Purify My House for those who circumambulate it and those who stand, forthose who bow and prostrate.
      27. Proclaim the pilgrimage to the people.They will come to you on foot and on every lean camel, they shall comefrom every deep ravine;
      28. that they witness profitable things for themand mention the Name of Allah on well known days over the flocks which Hehas provided them. Eat thereof, and feed the wretched poor.
      29. Then, letthe pilgrims accomplish their acts of cleansing, and let them fulfilltheir vows, and circumambulate the Ancient House.
      30. All that; andwhosoever venerates the sacred rites of Allah it shall be better for himwith his Lord. The flocks are lawful to you, except that which is recitedto you. Therefore, avoid the filth of idols and avoid speaking falsely,
      31. being of pure faith to Allah, not associating anything with Him. He whoassociates others with Allah is like he who falls from heaven and issnatched away by the birds or carried by the wind to some far-off place.
      32. All that; and, he who venerates the waymarks of Allah, surely it isfrom the piety of the hearts.
      33. In them, you have benefits until anappointed time. After their place of sacrifice is at the Ancient House.
      34. For every nation We have appointed a holy ritual, that they pronounce theName of Allah over the beast of flocks which He has provided them. YourGod is One God; to Him surrender yourselves. Give glad tidings to thehumble,
      35. whose hearts, when Allah is mentioned, quake, who endure theirmisfortunes with patience, and establish their prayers, and spend of thatwhich We have provided them.
      36. And the camels We have made a part of thewaymarks of Allah. In them is good for you. Pronounce over them the Nameof Allah, when they are hobbled; and when they have fallen down on theirsides, eat of them and feed the impoverished non-requestor and therequestor. As such We have subjected them to you, in order that you givethanks.
      37. Their flesh and blood does not reach Allah rather it is pietyfrom you that reaches Him. As such He has subjected them to you, in orderthat you exalt Allah for guiding you. And give glad tidings to thegenerous.
      38. Allah will defend those who believe. Verily, Allah does notlove the ungrateful cheat.
      39. Permission is given to those who fightbecause they were wronged. Allah has power to grant them victory:
      40. thosewho have been unjustly driven from their homes, just because they said:'Our Lord is Allah.' Had Allah not repelled some people by the means ofothers, the monasteries and churches, the synagogues and mosques in whichthe Name of Allah is remembered would have been destroyed. But whoeverhelps Allah shall be helped by Him. Allah is the Strong, the Almighty,
      41. those who, if We established them in the land, will establish the prayersand pay the obligatory charity, order with honor and forbid dishonor, andto Allah is the end of all affairs.
      42. If they belie you, so too beforethem, the nation of Noah belied, and Aad and Thamood
      43. and the nation ofAbraham and the nation of Lot;
      44. and the inhabitants of Midian, to Mosesthey also belied. I respited the unbelievers, then I seized them, and howwas My disapproval!
      45. How many a village We have destroyed in itsharm-doing, so that it lies fallen upon its turrets, and how many anabandoned well, and empty palace!
      46. Have they never journeyed through theland so that they have hearts to understand, or ears to hear with? It isnot the eyes, but the hearts in the chests that are blind.
      47. They ask youto hasten the punishment. Allah will not break His promise. Each day withyour Lord is like a thousand years in your reckoning.
      48. And how many avillage have I respited in its evil doing! Then I seized it. To Me is thereturn.
      49. Say (Prophet Muhammad): 'O people, I have been sent to warn youplainly.
      50. Those who believe and do good works, theirs shall beforgiveness and a generous provision;
      51. but those who strive to void Ourverses, thinking they have escaped, shall be the people of Hell.'
      52. Neverhave We sent a Messenger or a Prophet before you, but when he hoped, satantampered with his hope. But Allah supersedes the tampering of satan andconfirms His verses. And Allah is the Knower, the Wise.
      53. (This Hepermits) in order that He makes satan's interjections a temptation forthose in whose hearts is a sickness and those whose hearts are hardened -and the harmdoers are in a wide schism,
      54. and so that those to whomknowledge has been given will know that this is the truth from your Lordand so believe in it and that their hearts will be humble to Him. Indeed,Allah will surely guide those who believe to a Straight Path.
      55. Theunbelievers will never cease to doubt it until the Hour overtakes themsuddenly or the punishment of the Barren Day comes upon them.
      56. TheKingdom upon that Day shall belong to Allah. He will judge between them.Those who believe and do good works shall be in Gardens of Bliss,
      57. butfor those who disbelieved Our verses and belied there awaits a humblingpunishment.
      58. As for those who emigrated in the way of Allah and wereslain, or died, Allah will provide them with fine provisions. Allah is theBest of providers.
      59. He will admit them by a gate that is pleasing tothem, and surely, Allah is the Knower, the Clement.
      60. So shall it be. Hewho punishes after the manner that he was punished and then again isoppressed, shall be helped by Allah. Allah is Pardoning, Forgiving.
      61. That is because Allah causes the night to enter into the day, and the dayenter into the night. Allah is the Hearer and the Seer.
      62. That is becauseAllah is the Truth, and falsehood is all that they call upon, other thanHim. Allah is the Most High, the Most Great.
      63. Do you not see that Allahsends down water from the sky and in the morning the earth becomes green?Allah is Subtle, the Aware.
      64. To Him belong all that is in the heavensand earth, surely, Allah is the Rich, the Praised.
      65. Do you not see thatAllah has subjected to you all that is on the earth, and the ships whichrun upon the sea by His command? He holds the sky back lest it should fallupon the earth except by His permission. Allah is Gentle to people, theMost Merciful.
      66. It is He who revives you, then He will cause you to dieand then He revives you. Indeed, the human is ungrateful.
      67. For everynation We have appointed a Holy Rite which they shall perform. Do not letthem dispute with you concerning the matter. Call to your Lord; surely,you are upon a Straight Path.
      68. If they argue with you, say: 'Allah knowsbest all that you do.
      69. On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will judgebetween you concerning that in which you vary.
      70. Are you not aware thatAllah has knowledge of what is in the heaven and earth? This is (recorded)in a Book. That is easy for Allah.
      71. Yet they worship that for which Hedid not send down authority, and that of which they have no knowledge.Indeed, the harmdoers shall have no helpers.
      72. When Our clear verses arerecited to them, you will recognize denial upon the faces of theunbelievers. They nearly rush upon those who recite Our verses to them.Say: 'Shall I tell you what is worse than that?' The Fire which Allah haspromised those who disbelieve - an evil arrival.'
      73. People, this is aparable, listen to it. Those whom you call upon, other than Allah, couldnever create a fly, though they banded together to do this. And if a flyrobs them of anything, they could never rescue it from it. The seeker andthe sought are alike in their weakness.
      74. They do not value Allah as Heshould be valued. For Allah is Powerful and Mighty.
      75. Allah choosesMessengers from angels and from people. Allah is the Hearer, the Seer.
      76. He knows what is before them and behind them. To Allah all things arereturned.
      77. O you who believe, bow down and prostrate yourselves. Worshipyour Lord and do good, in order that you prosper.
      78. Struggle for Allah asis due to Him. He has chosen you and has not laden a burden upon you inyour religion, being the Creed of Abraham your father. He has named youMuslims before and in this so that the Messenger (Muhammad) can be awitness for you, and in order that you be witnesses against mankind.Therefore, establish the prayer and pay the obligatory charity and holdfast to Allah. He is your Guardian, the Excellent Guardian, the ExcellentHelper!

      23. The Believers - Al-Mu'minun

      In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

      1. Prosperous are the believers,
      2. who are humble in their prayers;
      3. who turn away from idle talk;
      4. who give charity,
      5. who guard theirprivates,
      6. except with their wives and what their right hand possess, andthen they are not blamed.
      7. Those who seek beyond that are transgressors.
      8. (Prosperous are those) who preserve their trusts and pledges
      9. and thosewho observe their prayers.
      10. Those are the heirs
      11. who will inheritParadise; they shall live there for ever.
      12. We created the human from anessence of clay:
      13. then We made him, a drop, in a secure receptacle (thewomb).
      14. Then We created of the drop, a clot (of congealed blood) and Wecreated the clot into bite-size tissue, then We created the bite-sizetissue into bones, then We clothed the bones with flesh, and then producedit an other creation. Blessed is Allah, the Best of creators!
      15. Afterthat you shall surely die,
      16. and be resurrected on the Day ofResurrection.
      17. We have created seven ways above you; of Our creation, Weare never inattentive.
      18. We sent down water from the sky in due measure,and lodged it in the earth, and We are able to take it all away.
      19. Withit, We produced for you gardens of palms and vines, yielding abundantfruit for you to eat.
      20. Also, a tree which grows on the Tor of Sinai andgives oil and relish for its eaters.
      21. In the cattle, too, is a lessonfor you. We let you drink of that which is in their bellies, and there aremany benefits in them for you, and you eat of them,
      22. and upon them andon the ships you are carried.
      23. We sent Noah to his nation. 'WorshipAllah, my nation,' he said, 'for you have no god except He. Will you notbe cautious?'
      24. The unbelieving assembly of his nation said: 'This is buta human like you, who desires to gain superiority over you. Had Allahwilled, He could have sent down angels. We never heard of this among ourancient forefathers.
      25. He is nothing else except a man who is mad, sowatch him for awhile.
      26. He (Noah) said: 'Lord, help me, for they belieme.'
      27. We said to him: 'Make the Ark under Our Eye, and Our Revelation,and then when Our command comes and the oven gushes water, take on-board apair from every kind and your family, except him against whom the decisionhas already been passed. Do not address Me concerning those who have doneevil; they shall be drowned.
      28. And when you and all those with you areseated in the Ark, say: 'Praise be to Allah who has saved us from theharm-doing nation.'
      29. And say: 'Lord, let me land a blessed landing. Youare the Best of harborers.'
      30. Surely, in that are signs, and surely Wewill put (nations) to the test.
      31. Then We produced after them anothergeneration
      32. and We sent to them a Messenger from themselves, saying:'Worship Allah, for you have no god except He. Will you not be cautious?'
      33. The unbelieving assembly of his nation, who belied the encounter of theEverlasting Life, and on whom We had bestowed ease in this life, said:'This is but a human like yourselves; he eats of what you eat and drinksof what you drink.
      34. If you obey a mortal like yourselves, you shall belost.
      35. What, does he promise you that when you are dead and turned todust and bones, you will be brought forth?
      36. After, after with that whichyou are promised!
      37. There is nothing but our present life; we die, and welive, and we shall not be resurrected.
      38. He is nothing but a man who hasforged against Allah a lie, we will never believe him.'
      39. He said: 'Helpme, Lord, they belie me.'
      40. He replied: 'Before long, by the morning,they shall be remorseful.'
      41. And the Cry seized them in justice and Wemade them withered. So begone with the harm-doing nation.
      42. After them Weproduced other generations
      43. no nation outstrips its term, nor do theyput it back.
      44. Then We sent Our Messengers in succession. Yet wheneverits Messenger came to a nation they belied him, so We made them followothers, and We made them but as tales, so begone the nation who did notbelieve!
      45. Then We sent Moses and his brother Aaron with Our signs andclear authority
      46. to Pharaoh and his Council, but they were very proud,and they were a tyrannical nation.
      47. 'What!' they said, 'are we tobelieve in two mortals like us, whose nation are our worshipers?'
      48. Sothey belied them, and they were among the destroyed.
      49. And We gave Mosesthe Book, in order that they might be guided.
      50. We made the son of Maryand his mother a sign, and gave them a refuge on a hill-side where therewas a hollow and a spring.
      51. Messengers! Eat of that which is good and dogood deeds; I have knowledge of the things you do.
      52. Your nation is butone nation, and I am your Lord, therefore fear Me.
      53. Yet they have splittheir affairs between themselves into sects, each rejoicing in what ithas.
      54. Leave them in their perplexity for a time.
      55. Do they think thatin giving them wealth and children
      56. We hasten in good works for them?No, they are not aware.
      57. Those who tremble in fear of their Lord,
      58. whobelieve in the verses of their Lord;
      59. who associate none with theirLord,
      60. who give what they give, with their hearts quaking, that theywill return to their Lord:
      61. those, hasten in good works, outracing tothem.
      62. We charge no soul with more than it can bear. We have a Book withUs which speaks the truth, and they shall not be wronged.
      63. But theirhearts are in ignorance of this (Koran); and they have deeds besides thatwhich they are doing.
      64. But when We seize with the punishment those ofthem that live in ease, they groan.
      65. (We shall say): 'Do not groantoday, surely you shall receive no help from Us.'
      66. My verses wererecited to you, but you turned upon your heels,
      67. being proud against it,talking foolishness by night.
      68. Should they not think upon the saying?Or, did anything come upon them that had not come upon their ancientforefathers?
      69. Or, is it because they do not recognize their Messengerthat they denied him?
      70. Do they say he is mad! No, he came to them withthe truth, but most of them hate the truth.
      71. Had the truth followedtheir fancies, the heavens, the earth, and all who live in them would havesurely been corrupted. No, We brought them their Remembrance; but fromtheir Remembrance they turn away.
      72. Or, do you ask a tribute from them?Your Lord's tribute is better. He is the Best of providers.
      73. Indeed youare calling them to a Straight Path,
      74. but those who disbelieve in theEverlasting Life deviate from the Path.
      75. If We had mercy on them andremoved their afflictions, they would still persist in their insolence,blindly wandering.
      76. Already We have seized them with the punishment, butthey neither humbled themselves to their Lord, nor did they beseech Him,
      77. when We opened on them a gate of severe punishment, they utterlydespaired.
      78. It was He who produced for you hearing, eyes, and hearts,yet little is that you thank.
      79. It was He who scattered you on the earth,and before Him you shall be gathered.
      80. It is He who revives and makes todie, and to Him belong the alternation of the night and the day. Will younot understand!
      81. No, but they said what the ancients said before them:
      82. 'When we are dead and become dust and bones shall we be resurrected?
      83. We and our fathers have been promised this before. It is but of theancients' fictitious tales.'
      84. Say: "If you have knowledge, 'to whombelongs the earth?' and, 'whoever is in it?'"
      85. They will say: 'ToAllah.' Say: 'Then will you not remember!'
      86. Say: 'Who is the Lord of theseven heavens, and of the Great Throne?'
      87. They will say: 'Allah,' Say:'Will you not be cautious?'
      88. Say: 'In whose Hands is the Kingdom of allthings, He protects, and none protects against Him, if you haveknowledge!'
      89. 'Allah,' they will reply. Say: 'How then can you be sobewitched?'
      90. No, We have brought the truth to them, but they are liars.
      91. Allah has not taken to Himself any son, there is no other god with Him.Were this otherwise each god would have taken that which he created, andsome of them would have risen above others; Exalted is Allah beyond thatthey describe!
      92. (He is) the Knower of the Unseen and the Seen, HighExalted be He above that they associate.
      93. Say: 'Lord, if You should showme that which they are promised,
      94. O my Lord, do not put me among theharm-doing people.'
      95. Indeed, We are able to show you that which Wepromised them.
      96. Repel evil with that which is better. We know that whichthey describe.
      97. And say: 'O my Lord, I seek refuge in You from evilsuggestions of the satans.
      98. O my Lord, I seek refuge in You lest theyattend me.'
      99. Until, when death comes to one of them he says: 'My Lord,let me go back,
      100. that I should do righteousness in that I forsook.' No!It is only a word which he will speak. Behind them there shall stand abarrier till the Day that they shall be resurrected.
      101. And when the Hornis blown, on that Day their ties of kindred shall be no more, nor willthey ask each other.
      102. Those whose scales are heavy shall prosper,
      103. but those whose scales are light shall forfeit their souls and live inGehenna (Hell) for ever.
      104. The fire lashes their faces and therein areshriveled lips.
      105. (We shall say): 'Were My verses not recited to you,and did you not belie them?'
      106. 'Lord,' they will reply, 'adversityprevailed over us and we were erring.
      107. Our Lord, bring us out of it. Ifwe return (to sin), then we shall indeed be harmdoers.'
      108. He will say:'Slink there in it and do not speak to Me.'
      109. Among My worshipers therewere a party who said: "Lord, we believed. Forgive us and have mercy onus: You are the Best of the merciful."
      110. But you took them forlaughing-stock, mocking at them, until they caused you to forget Myremembrance.
      111. Today I shall recompense them for their patience, for itis they that have won.
      112. And He will ask: 'How many years did you liveon earth?'
      113. They will reply: 'A day, or part of a day; ask those whohave kept count.'
      114. He will say: 'You have tarried a little, did youknow?
      115. Did you think that We had created you only for play, and thatyou would never be returned to Us?'
      116. High Exalted be Allah, the King,the Truth. There is no god except He, the Lord of the Noble Throne.
      117. Whosoever calls upon another god, other than Allah, having no proof - hisreckoning will be with his Lord. The unbelievers shall never prosper.
      118. And say: 'My Lord, forgive and have mercy, for You are the Best of themerciful.'

        24. The Light - An-Noor

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. This is a chapter which We have sent down and appointed; and in it Wehave sent down clear verses in order that you will remember.
        2. You shalllash the fornicatress and the fornicator each with a hundred lashes. Inthe religion of Allah, let no tenderness for them seize you if you believein Allah and the Last Day; and let their punishment be witnessed by aparty of believers.
        3. The fornicator shall marry none but a fornicatressor an idolatress; and the fornicatress - none shall marry her but afornicator or an idolater; that is forbidden to the believers.
        4. Those whoaccuse chaste women, and cannot produce four witnesses, you shall lashthem with eighty lashes. And never accept their testimony, for they areevildoers,
        5. except those among them that afterwards repent and mend theirways. Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
        6. And those who accuse their wives andhave no witnesses except themselves, let them testify by swearing by Allahfour times that he is of the truthful,
        7. and the fifth time, that thecurse of Allah shall be upon him, if he should be of the liars.
        8. But thepunishment will be averted from her if she swears four times that he is ofthe liars,
        9. and on the fifth time the Wrath of Allah shall be upon her ifhe is of the truthful.
        10. If it were not for the bounty of Allah to youand His Mercy, and that Allah turns, and is the Wise,
        11. those who camewith the slander were a number of you. Do not regard it evil for you,rather it is good for you. Every person of them shall have the sin that hehas earned charged to him. As for he who took upon himself the greaterpart there is a mightier punishment.
        12. Had you heard it, and thebelieving men and women, thought good thoughts about one another said:'This is a clear falsehood!'
        13. Why, did they not bring four witnessesagainst it? But since they did not bring the witnesses, before Allah theyare the liars.
        14. But for the bounty of Allah and His Mercy towards you inthis life and in the Everlasting Life you would have been sternly punishedfor that which you were involved.
        15. You carried with your tongues anduttered with your mouths what you did not know. You have thought it atrifle, but before Allah it was a mighty thing.
        16. When you heard it, whydid you not say: 'It is not right for us to speak of this. Exaltations toYou! This is a mighty slander!'
        17. Allah exhorts you never again to repeatthe like, if you are believers.
        18. Allah makes plain to you His verses,and Allah is the Knower, the Wise.
        19. Those who love that indecency shouldbe broadcast about those who believe - theirs is a painful punishment inthis world and in the Everlasting Life. Allah knows, and you do not know.
        20. If it was not for the bounty of Allah to you and His Mercy, and Allahis the Gentle, the Most Merciful.
        21. Believers, do not follow in the stepsof satan, for those who follow the steps of satan, he bids to indecencyand dishonor. But for the bounty of Allah to you, and His Mercy no one ofyou would ever have been purified; but Allah purifies whom He will; Allahis the Hearer, the Knower.
        22. Do not let those of you who possess bountyand plenty swear not to give kinsmen, and the poor, and those who emigratein the way of Allah. Let them pardon and forgive. Do you not yearn thatAllah forgives you? And Allah is the Forgiver, the Most Merciful.
        23. Surely, those who defame chaste, unsuspecting, believing women, shall becursed in this world and in the Everlasting Life, and for them there is amighty punishment.
        24. On the Day when their tongues, hands and feet shalltestify against them concerning what they were doing.
        25. Upon that DayAllah will pay them their due in full, and they will know that Allah isthe clear truth.
        26. Evil women for evil men, and evil men for evil women;good women for good men, and good men for good women - these are clear ofwhat has been said; for them is forgiveness, and a generous provision.
        27. Believers, do not enter houses other than your houses until you first askpermission and greet with peace the people thereof; that is better for youin order that you remember.
        28. And if you do not find anyone there, do notenter it until permission is given to you. And if you are told 'Return',so return, that is purer for you; and Allah knows the things you do.
        29. There is no fault in you that you enter uninhabited houses wherein thereis benefit for you. Allah knows what you reveal and what you hide.
        30. Sayto the believers they should lower their gaze and guard their privateparts that is purer for them. Allah is Aware of the things they do.
        31. Andsay to the believing women, that they lower their gaze cast down theireyes and guard their chastity, and do not reveal their adornment exceptthat which is outward (face and hands); and let them draw their veils overtheir neck, and not reveal their adornment except to their husbands, ortheir fathers, or their husbands' fathers, or their sons, or theirhusbands' sons, or their brothers, or their brothers' sons, or theirsisters' sons, or their women, or what their right hands own, or such maleattendants having no sexual desire, or children who have not yet attainedknowledge of women's private parts; nor let them stamp their feet, so thattheir hidden ornament is known. And, O believers turn to Allah alltogether, in order that you prosper.
        32. Marry those among you who arespouseless and the virtuous among your male and female slaves (therebyfreeing them), if they are poor, Allah will enrich them of His bounty;Allah is Embracing, Knowing.
        33. Let those who do not find the means tomarry be abstinent until Allah enriches them of His bounty. Those yourright hand owns who seek their freedom, make a contract with themaccordingly if you know some good in them, and give them from the wealthof Allah that He has given you. Do not force your slave-girls intoprostitution in order to seek worldly gain for they wish to preserve theirchastity. Whosoever compels them, surely Allah, after their beingcompelled, is the Forgiver (to the girls), the Most Merciful.
        34. Now Wehave sent down to you clarifying verses, and an example of those whopassed away before you and admonition to the cautious.
        35. Allah is theLighter of the heavens and the earth. The example of His Light is like atube, in which there is a wick. The wick is in a lamp and the lamp is as aglittering planet kindled from a Blessed Tree, an olive that is neither ofthe East nor of the West. Its oil would almost shine forth though no firetouched it. Light upon light; Allah guides to His Light whom He will.Allah strikes parables for people. Allah has knowledge of all things.
        36. In houses which Allah has allowed to be raised up, and His Name to beremembered therein. In the morning and evening
        37. are men who exalt Himthere, whom neither trade nor sale can divert from the remembrance ofAllah, and establish the prayers, and pay the obligatory charity; fearinga Day when hearts and eyes shall be turned about,
        38. that Allah willrecompense them for the finest deeds they did and increase them from Hisbounty. Allah provides without measure to whom He will.
        39. As for theunbelievers, their works are like a mirage in the wilderness. The thirstyperson thinks it is water, but when he comes near he finds that it isnothing. He finds Allah there, who pays him his account in full. Allah isSwift in reckoning.
        40. Or, they are like darkness upon a deep sea coveredwith a wave above which is another wave, above which are clouds, darknesspiled one upon the other; when he stretches out his hand he can scarcelysee it. Indeed, to whomsoever Allah assigns no light, he shall have nolight.
        41. Have you not seen how Allah is exalted by those in the heavensand earth, and the birds with outspread wings? He knows its prayers andits exaltations and Allah has knowledge of the things they do.
        42. To Allahbelongs the Kingdom of the heavens and the earth. To Him is the arrival.
        43. Have you not seen how Allah drives the clouds, then gathers them andconverts them into a mass, then you see rain coming from the midst ofthem? And He sends down out of heaven mountains in which there is hail,pelting with it whom He will, and turning it away from whom He will. Theflash of its lightning almost snatches away the sight.
        44. Allah turnsabout the night and the day (to succeed one another); surely, in thisthere is a lesson for those who have eyes.
        45. Allah created everythingthat walks from water. Some creep upon their bellies, others walk on twofeet, and others walk on four. Allah creates whatever He will. Allah isPowerful over everything.
        46. We have sent down clarifying verses. Allahguides whom He will to a Straight Path.
        47. They say: 'We believe in Allahand the Messenger and obey.' But a party of them turn away after this.Those are not believers.
        48. And when they are called to Allah and HisMessenger so that he judges between them, a party of them swerve away.
        49. If the right is theirs, they would have hastened to him obediently.
        50. Isthere a sickness in their hearts, or, are they in doubt? Do they fear thatAllah and His Messenger will be unjust? No, but those they are theharmdoers.
        51. But when the believers are called to Allah and HisMessenger, in order that he judges between them, their reply is: 'We hearand obey.' Such are the prosperous.
        52. Those who obey Allah and HisMessenger, and fear Allah, and have awe of Him, shall be the winners.
        53. They swear by Allah in the most earnest oaths, that if you order them,they would go forth. Say: 'Do not swear, known obedience (is better).Allah is Aware of the things you do.'
        54. Say: 'Obey Allah and obey theMessenger. If you turn away, upon him only rests what is laid upon him,and upon you rests what is laid on you. If you obey him, you shall beguided. It is only for the Messenger to deliver a clear message.'
        55. Allahhas promised those of you who believe and do good works that He willindeed make them successors in the land as He made those who were beforethem successors, and that He will indeed establish their religion forthem; that which He has approved for them, and will exchange safety forthem after their fear. They worship Me and associate nothing with Me.After that, those who disbelieve are the impious.
        56. Establish theprayers, pay the charity, and obey the Messenger, in order to have mercy.
        57. Never think that the unbelievers will be able to frustrate (Us) in theearth. Their refuge is the Fire, an evil arrival.
        58. Believers, let thoseyour right hand owns and those who have not come of age ask permission ofyou three times - before the dawn prayer, when you put aside yourgarments, in the heat of noon, and after the night prayer. These are thethree occasions of privacy. There is no fault in you or them, apart fromthese, that they go about you, you are of each other. As such Allah makesplain to you His verses, Allah is the Knower, the Wise.
        59. And whenchildren reach the age of puberty, let them ask permission as those beforethem asked permission. As such Allah makes clear to you His verses. Allahis the Knower, the Wise.
        60. (As for) women that are past child-bearing whohave no hope of marriage - there is no fault in them that they discardtheir cloaks provided they do not reveal their adornments, but it isbetter if they abstain. Allah is the Hearer, the Knower.
        61. It shall be nofault for the blind, the lame, the sick and yourselves to eat from yourhouses. Nor the houses of your fathers', your mothers', your brothers',your sisters', your paternal uncles, your paternal aunts, your maternaluncles, your maternal aunts or in houses the keys of which you own, or inthose of your friend, there is no fault in you that you all eat together,or separately. When you enter houses, greet (with peace) one another witha salutation from Allah, blessed and good. As such Allah makes clear toyou His verses so that you understand.
        62. The believers are only those whobelieve in Allah and His Messenger, and who, when gathered with him upon acommon matter do not depart till they have asked his permission. Surely,those who ask your permission are those who believe in Allah and HisMessenger. When they ask your permission for some of their affairs, grantit to whomever you please and ask Allah for forgiveness for them; Allah isthe Forgiver, the Merciful.
        63. Do not make the calling of the Messengeramong yourselves like your calling to one another. Allah knows those ofyou who slip away surreptitiously, so let those who disobey His commandbeware, lest they are struck by sedition, or, they are stricken with apainful punishment.
        64. To Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and theearth. He has Knowledge of what state you are upon. On the Day when theyshall be returned to Him, He will tell them all what they have done. AndAllah has knowledge of everything.

        25. The Criterion - Al-Furqan

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. Blessed is He who has sent down the Criterion to His worshiper(Prophet Muhammad), that he is a warner to all mankind;
        2. to whom theKingdom of the heavens and the earth belongs, who has not taken a son, nordoes He have an associate in the Kingdom, and He created everything, thenHe ordained it very precisely.
        3. Yet they worship, other than Him, godswhich cannot create anything and were themselves created. They own neitherharm nor benefit for themselves, neither do they own death nor life, nor aresurrection.
        4. The unbelievers say: 'This is but a falsehood he hasforged - another nation has helped him.' So they have come with wrong andfalsehood.
        5. They say: 'He has written tales of the ancients, they arerecited to him at dawn and at the evening.'
        6. Say: 'It was sent down byHim who knows the secrets of heavens and earth. He is Forgiving, the MostMerciful.
        7. They also say: 'How is it that this Messenger eats food andwalks about the markets? Why has no angel been sent down with him to warnus?
        8. Or, why has no treasure been thrown to him, or a garden for him toeat from?' And the harmdoers say: 'The man you follow is surelybewitched.'
        9. See how they strike examples for you, surely they have goneastray and are unable to find a way.
        10. Blessed be He who, if He wills,can assign you better things than these; gardens underneath which riversflow, and He shall assign for you palaces.
        11. No, they belied the Hour. Wehave prepared for him who belied the Hour a Blaze.
        12. When it sees themfrom a far off place, they shall hear it raging and sighing.
        13. And when,chained in (iron) fetters, they are cast into some narrow space of theFire, they will call out for destruction.
        14. 'Do not call out today forone destruction; call out for many destructions.'
        15. Say: 'Is that better,or the Garden of Eternity which the cautious have been promised? It istheir recompense and their arrival!'
        16. Living there for ever, they shallfind in it all that they desire. That is a promise binding upon your Lord,and to be asked of Him.
        17. On the Day when He gathers them with all thatthey worship, other than Allah, He will say: 'Was it you who misled Myworshipers, or did they themselves go astray?'
        18. They will answer:'Exaltations to You. We should not have taken others for a guardian, butYou gave them and their fathers enjoyment until they forgot YourRemembrance and they were a destroyed nation.'
        19. So they belie what yousay, and you can neither turn it aside, nor find any help. Those of youwho have done evil, We let them taste a great punishment.
        20. We did notsend Messengers before you but that they ate food and walked about in themarkets, We have appointed some of you to be a trial for others. Will youendure? Your Lord is the Seer.
        21. Those who do not hope to meet Us ask:'Why have no angels been sent to us? Why can we not see our Lord?' Howproud they are within themselves, and have become greatly disdainful.
        22. On the Day when they behold the angels, there will be no glad tidings forthe sinners. They will say: 'A refuge which is forbidden!'
        23. Then Weshall advance upon the work which they have done and render it asscattered dust.
        24. On that Day, the companions of Paradise (will have) abetter abode and a finer resting-place.
        25. On that Day, the heaven issplit asunder with clouds and the angels are sent down in majesty,
        26. thetrue Kingdom on that Day shall belong to the Merciful - a harsh day forthe unbelievers.
        27. Upon that Day the harmdoer shall bite his hands, andsay: 'Would that I had taken a Path with the Messenger!
        28. Would that Ihad never chosen so-and-so for my companion!
        29. He led me astray from theRemembrance after it had reached me, satan is ever the foresaker ofhumans.'
        30. The Messenger says: 'O my Lord, my people have taken thisKoran while deserting it.'
        31. To every Prophet We have appointed an enemyamong the harmdoers; your Lord is Sufficient for you, a Guide and aHelper.
        32. The unbelievers ask: 'Why was the Koran not sent down to himall at once?' As such We strengthen your heart thereby, and We haverecited it very distinctly.
        33. They do not bring to you any parable butthat which We bring to you is the truth and better in explanation.
        34. Those who will be gathered into Gehenna (Hell) upon their faces shall bein the worst in place, and have gone further astray from the Path.
        35. Wegave the Book to Moses and gave him his brother Aaron as a minister.
        36. (Then) We said: 'Go to the nation who have belied Our signs.' And Weutterly destroyed them.
        37. The nation of Noah, We drowned them when theybelied their Messenger, and made of them a sign to the nation. For theharmdoers We have prepared a painful punishment
        38. also to Aad and Thamoodand the nation of Er-Rass and many generations in between;
        39. to each ofthem We gave examples, and each of them We utterly ruined.
        40. They havesurely passed by the village which was rained upon by evil rain (ofstones); what, have they never seen it? No, they look for no resurrection.
        41. Whenever they see you, they mock you (saying): 'Is this whom Allah hassent as a Messenger?
        42. He would have mislead us from our gods, if we hadnot been steadfast to them.' But they shall know who is further astrayfrom the Path when they see the punishment.
        43. Have you seen him who hasmade gods of his own desires? Would you be a guardian over him?
        44. Do youthink that most of them can hear or understand? They are like cattle, no,they are further astray from the Path.
        45. Do you not see how your Lordstretches the shadow? Had it been His will, He could have made itconstant. Then He appointed the sun to be a guide to it;
        46. thereafter Weseize it to Us withdrawing it gently.
        47. It is He who has appointed thenight a mantle for you and sleep for a rest. The day He has appointed forrising.
        48. It is He who loosens the winds, bearing glad tidings before theHands of His Mercy, and We have sent down pure water from the heaven,
        49. so, that with it We revive dead lands and provide drink for the cattle andthe human We created.
        50. We have indeed turned it about them, so that theyremember; yet most people refuse all except disbelief.
        51. Had it been Ourwill, We could have raised a warner in every village.
        52. So do not obeythe unbelievers, but struggle mightily with it (the Koran).
        53. It was Hewho let forth the two seas, this one is palatably sweet and this salt, abitter taste, and He set a barrier between them, and a refuge which isforbidden.
        54. And it is He who created the human from water and gave himkindred of blood and of marriage. Your Lord is the Powerful.
        55. Yet they(the unbelievers) worship, other than Allah, that which can neitherbenefit nor harm them. Surely, the unbeliever is ever a partisan againsthis Lord.
        56. We did not send you but as a bearer of glad tidings and as awarner.
        57. Say: 'I demand of you no wage for this except for he who wishesto take the Path to his Lord.'
        58. Put your trust in the All Living whonever dies, and exalt with His praise, He is sufficiently aware of Hisworshipers' sins.
        59. (It is) He who, in six days created the heavens andthe earth and all that lies between them, and then He willed to theThrone. The Merciful; ask about Him from he who knows Him.
        60. When it issaid to them: 'Prostrate yourselves before the Merciful', they ask: 'Andwhat is the Merciful? Shall we prostrate ourselves to whatever you bidus?' And it increases their aversion.
        61. Blessed be He who has set theconstellations in the heaven, and set amongst them a sun, and anilluminating moon.
        62. It is He who has made the night and day follow eachother for those whom He desires to remember or He desires to be thankful.
        63. The worshipers of the Merciful are those who walk humbly on the earth,and when the ignorant address them say: 'Peace,'
        64. who pass the nightprostrating and standing to their Lord.
        65. Who say: 'Our Lord, turn fromus the punishment of Gehenna, for its punishment is the most terrible;
        66. it is an evil settling, and an evil residence,'
        67. who when they spend areneither wasteful nor miserly, between that is a just stand,
        68. who do notcall upon another god with Allah, nor slay the soul which Allah hasforbidden except by right; who do not fornicate, for he who does thisshall face punishment
        69. doubled for him on the Day of Resurrection is hispunishment, and therein he shall live, humbled,
        70. except he who repentsand believes and does good works - those, Allah will change their evildeeds into good deeds; Allah is ever Forgiving and Merciful.
        71. He whorepents and does good works truly turns to Allah in repentance,
        72. andthose who do not bear false witness, and when they pass by idle talk, passby with honor
        73. and who when they are reminded of the verses of theirLord, they do not fall down deaf and blind.
        74. Those who say: 'Lord giveus of our wives and children what pleases our eyes and make us leaders tothe fearful.'
        75. Those shall be recompensed with the highest rank fortheir patience. There they shall receive a greeting, and peace!
        76. Therethey shall live for ever; a fine dwelling place, and residence.
        77. Say:'My Lord cares little for you if it was not for your supplication, indeedyou have belied (the Messenger and the Koran) so it (the punishment) willbe fastened.'

        26. The Poets - Ash-Shu'ara'

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. TaSeenMeem.
        2. Those are the verses of the clear Book.
        3. Perhaps youconsume yourself that they are not believers.
        4. If We will, We can senddown on them a sign from heaven before which their necks will remainhumbled.
        5. A fresh remembrance has never come to them from the Merciful,except they turn away from it.
        6. So, they belied, but surely the tidingsof that they mocked will come to them.
        7. Have they not seen the earth, howmany We caused to grow in it every generous kind?
        8. Surely, in this thereis a sign yet most of them do not believe.
        9. Your Lord, He is theAlmighty, the Most Merciful.
        10. And when your Lord called to Moses,saying: 'Go to the harm-doing nation,
        11. the nation of Pharaoh. Will theynot fear Me?'
        12. 'My Lord,' he replied, 'I fear they will belie me
        13. andmy chest will become constricted and my tongue will not be loosed (in myspeech), therefore, send to Aaron.
        14. They hold a sin against me, and Ifear that they will kill me.'
        15. He said: 'Never so, go both of you withOur signs; We shall be with you, listening
        16. go both to Pharaoh and bothof you say to him: 'We are (each) a Messenger from the Lord of all theWorlds.
        17. Send forth with us the Children of Israel.'
        18. He (Pharaoh)said (to Moses): 'Did We not bring you up when you were a child? And haveyou not spent years of your life amongst us?
        19. Yet you were ungratefuland have done the deed you did.'
        20. He (Moses) replied: 'Indeed, I didthat when I was among those who stray.
        21. I fled from you because I fearedyou. But my Lord has given me judgment and made me one of the Messengers.
        22. Is this then the blessing with which you reproach me, that you have theChildren of Israel for worshipers!'
        23. Pharaoh said: 'And what is the Lordof the Worlds?'
        24. 'He' (Moses) replied: 'is the Lord of the heavens andthe earth and all that is between them, if you believe!'
        25. 'Do you nothear?' said he (Pharaoh) to those around him.
        26. He said, 'Your Lord andthe Lord of your fathers, the ancients.'
        27. (Pharaoh) said: 'Surely, theMessenger who has been sent to you is mad!'
        28. 'He is the Lord of the Eastand the West,' said he (Moses), 'and all that is between them, if youcould understand!'
        29. 'If you take any other god except myself,' he(Pharaoh) replied, 'you shall be thrown into prison.'
        30. 'What, even if Ibrought you something clear,' said he (Moses).
        31. He (Pharaoh) replied:'Show us your sign, if you are of the truthful.'
        32. He cast down his staffand thereupon it was a clear serpent.
        33. Then he drew out his hand, and itwas luminous to the onlookers.
        34. 'This', said he (Pharaoh) to hisCouncil, 'is a cunning sorcerer
        35. who seeks to expel you from your landby his sorcery. What is your counsel?'
        36. They replied: 'Put him and hisbrother off for a while, and send heralds to your cities
        37. to bring everyknowledgeable sorcerer.'
        38. The sorcerers were gathered at the appointedtime on a well-known day,
        39. and the people were asked: 'Will you gather
        40. in order that we shall follow the sorcerers if they are the victors.'
        41. Then, when the sorcerers came to Pharaoh, they said: 'Shall we receivea wage if we win?'
        42. 'Yes, indeed' he answered, 'and you shall becomeamong those who are near stationed.'
        43. Moses said to them: 'Cast downwhat you cast.'
        44. So they cast their ropes and staffs, saying: 'ByPharaoh's might, we shall be the victors.'
        45. Then Moses cast down hisstaff and it swallowed up their lying invention,
        46. so the sorcerers werecast down, prostrating themselves,
        47. saying: 'We believe in the Lord ofthe Worlds,
        48. the Lord of Moses and Aaron.'
        49. He (Pharaoh) said: 'Youhave believed him before I have given you permission. He is the chief ofyou who has taught you sorcery. But you shall know. I will surely cut offon opposite sides a hand and a foot, and crucify you all.'
        50. 'There is noharm,' they replied, 'for surely to our Lord we are turning.
        51. We areeager that Our Lord should forgive us our offenses, for we are the firstof the believers.'
        52. Also, We revealed to Moses, saying: 'Go with Myworshipers by night, for you will be followed.'
        53. Then Pharaoh sentgatherers to the cities.
        54. 'These,' they said, 'are a small band,
        55. theyhave enraged us,
        56. and we are a host on our guard.'
        57. As such Weexpelled them from their gardens and their fountains,
        58. their treasuresand a noble station.
        59. As such we gave it to the Children of Israel.
        60. At sunrise, they followed them.
        61. And when the two hosts came in view ofeach other, Moses' companions said: 'We have been reached!'
        62. 'No,indeed' he replied, 'my Lord is with me and He will guide me.'
        63. Then Werevealed to Moses: 'Strike the sea with your staff', so it divided andeach part was as a mighty mount.
        64. And there We brought the others on,
        65. and We saved Moses and those who were with him together,
        66. then, Wedrowned the others.
        67. Surely, in that there is a sign; yet most of themdo not believe.
        68. Surely, your Lord is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.
        69. And recite to them the news of Abraham.
        70. He said to his father and tohis nation: 'What do you worship?'
        71. They replied: 'We worship idols andcontinue cleaving to them.'
        72. 'Do they hear you when you call on them?'He asked.
        73. 'Can they benefit you or harm you?'
        74. They replied: 'No, butwe found our fathers doing so.'
        75. He said: 'Have you considered what youworship,
        76. you, and your elderly fathers?
        77. They are enemies to meexcept the Lord of all the Worlds
        78. who created me; and He guides me,
        79. and He gives me to eat and drink,
        80. who, when I am sick, heals me;
        81. whomakes me to die and then revives me,
        82. and whom I am eager shall forgiveme my sins on the Day of Recompense.'
        83. My Lord, give me judgment, andjoin me with the righteous.
        84. And appoint me a tongue of truthfulnessamong the latter.
        85. and place me amongst the inheritors of the Garden ofBliss.
        86. and forgive my father, for he was among the astray.
        87. Do notdegrade me on the Day when they are resurrected.
        88. The Day when neitherwealth nor sons shall benefit
        89. except him who comes before Allah with apure heart;
        90. and Paradise shall be brought forward to the cautious.
        91. And Hell is brought near to the perverse.'
        92. It will be said to them:'Where is that you worshipped,
        93. other than Allah? Do they help you oreven help themselves?'
        94. And they will be pitched into it, they and theperverse
        95. and the hosts of iblis all together.
        96. And they will saywhile they dispute with one another,
        97. 'By Allah, we were certainly inclear error,
        98. when we made you equal with the Lord of the Worlds.
        99. Itwas nothing but the evildoers who led us astray.
        100. We have nointercessors now,
        101. no caring friend.
        102. Would that we might returnagain, and be among the believers.'
        103. Surely, in that there is a sign,yet most of them do not believe.
        104. Surely, Your Lord is the Almighty,the Most Merciful.
        105. The nation of Noah, belied their Messengers.
        106. when Noah, their brother, said to them: 'Will you not be cautious?
        107. Iam for you an honest Messenger,
        108. so fear Allah, and obey me.
        109. Forthis I ask of you no wage, for my wage falls only on the Lord of theWorlds.
        110. So fear Allah and obey me.'
        111. They replied: 'Are we tobelieve you whom the lowliest follow?'
        112. He said: 'I have no knowledgeof what they have done.
        113. Their account falls only upon My Lord, if youwere but aware.
        114. I will not drive away the believers.
        115. I am only aclear warner.'
        116. 'Noah,' they replied, 'if you do not desist you shallbe of those stoned.'
        117. He said: 'My Lord, my nation have belied me.
        118. So open between me and them an opening, and save me and the believers whoare with me.'
        119. We saved him and those who were with him in the ladenship,
        120. afterwards, We drowned the rest.
        121. Surely, in that there is asign; yet most of them do not believe.
        122. Your Lord is the Almighty, theMost Merciful.
        123. (The nation of) Aad belied their Messengers.
        124. Whentheir brother Hood said to them: 'Will you not be cautious?
        125. I am foryou an honest Messenger.
        126. Fear Allah and obey me.
        127. For this I ask ofyou no wage, for my wage falls only on the Lord of the Worlds.
        128. Do youbuild over each high place a sign to amuse yourselves!
        129. And do you taketo yourselves underground reservoirs, in order to live for ever!
        130. Whenyou assault, you assault like tyrants.
        131. So fear Allah, and obey me.
        132. Fear Him who has given you all the things you know.
        133. He has given youflocks and sons,
        134. gardens and fountains.
        135. Indeed, I fear for you thepunishment of a dreadful Day.'
        136. They replied: 'It is the same to uswhether you admonish or whether you are not one of the admonishers.
        137. That is nothing but a habit of the ancients,
        138. and we shall never bepunished.'
        139. So they belied him, so We destroyed them. Surely, in thatthere is a sign; yet most of them do not believe.
        140. Surely, your Lord isthe Almighty, the Most Merciful.
        141. Thamood, belied their Messengers.
        142. Their brother Salih said to them: 'Will you not be cautious?
        143. I am foryou an honest Messenger.
        144. So fear Allah, and obey me.
        145. For this Iask of you no wage; my wage falls only upon the Lord of the Worlds.
        146. Will you be left secure in this,
        147. amidst gardens and fountains,
        148. sown fields and palm-trees, with slender spathes.
        149. Will you still hewyour dwellings in the mountains?
        150. So fear Allah and obey me.
        151. Do notobey the order of the wasteful,
        152. who corrupt in the earth, and do notreform.'
        153. They replied: 'Surely, you are one of those bewitched.
        154. You are but a human like ourselves. Produce for us a sign, if you are ofthe truthful.'
        155. He said: 'Here is a she-camel. She shall have her shareof water as you have yours on an appointed day.
        156. Do not touch her withmalice so that punishment of a dreadful day seizes you.'
        157. Yet theyhamstrung her, and in the morning they were remorseful,
        158. and thepunishment seized them. Surely, in that there is a sign. Yet most of themdo not believe.
        159. Your Lord, He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.
        160. Lot's nation, belied their Messengers.
        161. When their brother Lot said tothem: 'Will you not be cautious?
        162. I am for you an honest Messenger.
        163. So fear Allah, and obey me.
        164. I ask of you no wage for this; my wage isonly with the Lord of the Worlds.
        165. What, do you come to the males ofthe world,
        166. and leave your wives whom your Lord has created for you?No, but you are a transgressing nation.'
        167. 'Lot,' they replied, 'if youdo not desist, you shall be thrown out.'
        168. He said: 'Truly, I am adetester of what you do.'
        169. 'My Lord, save me and my people from thatthey are doing.'
        170. So We saved him and all his people,
        171. except an oldwoman who stayed behind,
        172. then We destroyed the others.
        173. We rainedupon them a rain, and evil is the rain (of stones) on those that arewarned.
        174. Surely, in that there is a sign. Yet most of them do notbelieve.
        175. Your Lord, He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.
        176. Thedwellers of the Thicket belied their Messengers.
        177. Shu'aib said to them:'Will you not be cautious?
        178. I am for you an honest Messenger.
        179. Sofear Allah, and obey me.
        180. I ask of you no wage for this; my wage isonly with the Lord of the Worlds.
        181. Fill up the measure, do not be amongthe cheats,
        182. and weigh with the straight scale,
        183. and do not diminishthe goods of the people, and do not make mischief in the earth, workingcorruption.
        184. Fear He who created you, and the generations of theancient.'
        185. They replied: 'You are surely one of those bewitched.
        186. You are but a human like ourselves, we think that you are one of theliars.
        187. Drop down on us lumps from heaven, if you are one of thetruthful.'
        188. He said: 'My Lord knows what you are doing.'
        189. But theybelied him, then the punishment of the Day of Shadow (raining fire) seizedthem. Truly, it was the punishment of a dreadful day.
        190. Surely, in thatthere is a sign; yet most of them do not believe.
        191. Your Lord, He is theAlmighty, the Most Merciful.
        192. Truly, it is the sending of the Lord ofthe Worlds.
        193. The honest Spirit (Gabriel) brought it down
        194. upon yourheart (Prophet Muhammad), in order to be one of the warners,
        195. in aclear, Arabic tongue.
        196. Truly, it is in the Books of the ancients.
        197. Was it not a sign for them known to the learned of the Children of Israel?
        198. If We had revealed it to a non-Arab,
        199. and he had recited it tothem, they would not have believed.
        200. Even so, We have caused it toenter into the hearts of harmdoers:
        201. they shall not believe in it untilthey see the painful punishment
        202. so that it will come upon themsuddenly, while they are unaware,
        203. and then they will say: 'Shall we berespited?'
        204. Do they wish to hasten Our punishment?
        205. What do you see?If We gave them enjoyment for years,
        206. and then what they were promisedcomes to them,
        207. what avail will their past enjoyments be to them?
        208. We never destroyed a village that did not have warners
        209. for a reminder,and We never harmed.
        210. It was not the satans who brought it down:
        211. itis not for them, nor are they able.
        212. Truly, they are expelled fromhearing.
        213. So do not call upon another god with Allah, lest you shouldbe one of those who are punished.
        214. Warn your tribe and your nearkinsmen.
        215. and lower your wing to the believers who follow you.
        216. Ifthey disobey you, say: 'I am quit of what you do.'
        217. Put your trust inthe Almighty, the Most Merciful,
        218. who sees you when you stand
        219. andwhen you turn among those who prostrate themselves.
        220. Surely, He is theHearer, the Knower.
        221. Shall I tell you on whom the satans descend?
        222. They descend on every guilty impostor.
        223. They listen, but most of themare liars.
        224. Poets are followed by the perverse.
        225. Have you not seenhow they wander in every valley,
        226. and they say what they do not do?
        227. Except those who believe, and do good works and remember Allah inabundance and became victorious after they had been wronged. Thewrongdoers will surely know which turn they will be returning to (Hell).

        27. The Ants - An-Naml

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. TaSeen. Those are the verses of the Koran, a clear Book,
        2. a guidanceand glad tidings to believers,
        3. who establish their prayers, and pay theobligatory charity, and are certain of the Everlasting Life.
        4. As forthose who do not believe in the Everlasting Life, We have decorated forthem their works, and they wander blindly.
        5. Such are those for whom thereis an evil punishment, and in the Everlasting Life are the greatestlosers.
        6. You have received the Koran from the Wise, the Knower.
        7. WhenMoses said to his household: 'Indeed, I can see a fire far away. I will goand bring you news of it or I will bring you a lighted flame so that youcan warm yourselves.'
        8. And when he came near it he was called: 'Blessedbe who is (Moses) in the fire and (the angels) who are around it!Exaltations to Allah, Lord of the Worlds!
        9. Moses, it is I, Allah, theAlmighty, the Wise.
        10. Cast down your staff.' And when he saw it writhinglike a serpent, he turned about retreating, and did not turn back. 'Moses,do not fear, indeed the Messengers do not fear (when they are) with Me,
        11. except he who has done evil, then, after evil, has changed into good. I amthe Forgiving, Most Merciful.
        12. Put your hand inside your collar and itwill come out luminous without evil - among the nine signs to Pharaoh andhis nation, indeed they were an impious nation.'
        13. But when Our signscame to them visibly, they said: 'This is plain sorcery.'
        14. They deniedthem unjustly out of pride, though their souls acknowledged them. See, howwas the end of the corrupt workers!
        15. We gave knowledge to David andSolomon. They said: 'Praise be to Allah who has preferred us above many ofHis believing worshipers.'
        16. Solomon inherited David. He said: 'Know, mypeople, we have been taught the speech of birds and given everything.Surely, this is a clear bounty.'
        17. We gathered to Solomon his army ofjinn, humans and birds; gathered and dispersed,
        18. and when they came tothe Valley of the Ants, an ant said: 'Ants, go into your dwellings lestSolomon and his army should, unknowingly, crush you.'
        19. He smiled, andlaughed at its words, and said: 'My Lord, inspire me that I should bethankful for Your blessing with which You have blessed me and my parents,and that I may do good works that will please You. Admit me, by YourMercy, among Your righteous worshipers.'
        20. He reviewed the birds andsaid: 'Why is it that I do not see the hoopoe here? Or is he among theabsent?
        21. Surely, I will punish him with a terrible punishment, or I willslaughter him or he gives me a good reason.'
        22. He was not long in coming,and said: 'I know what you do not know. I come to you from Sheba withcertain news.
        23. There I found a woman ruling over them. She possesseverything and has a great throne.
        24. But she and her people prostrate tothe sun instead of Allah. And satan has made their deeds seem pleasing tothem and barred them from the Path, and therefore they are not guided.
        25. Do they not prostrate themselves to Allah who brings forth all that isconcealed in the heavens and earth and He knows what they hide and whatthey reveal?
        26. Allah, there is no god except He, the Lord of the MightyThrone.'
        27. He replied: 'We shall see if what you have said is true orwhether you are among those who lie.
        28. Take my letter, and drop it tothem. Then turn aside and see what they shall return.'
        29. She (the Queenof Sheba) said: 'O Council, look, an honorable letter has been dropped tome.
        30. It is from Solomon and it is "In the Name of Allah, the Merciful,the Most Merciful.
        31. Do not rise up against me, but come to me insurrender (Muslims)."
        32. She said: 'O Council, let me hear your counsel,concerning my affairs, for I am not used to deciding an affair until youbear me witness.'
        33. They replied: 'We are possessors of force and greatmight. It is for you to command, so consider what you will.'
        34. She said:'When kings enter a village, they ruin it and humiliate its nobles. Andthis they will do.
        35. But I shall send them a gift and see what themessengers bring back.'
        36. But when he came to Solomon, he said: 'Is itwealth that you would give me, when Allah has given me that which isbetter than He has given to you? No, but instead you rejoice in your gift!
        37. Go back then, we shall surely come against them with soldiers of whichthey have no power to oppose, and we shall drive them from there abasedand humiliated.'
        38. And he said: 'O Council, which of you will bring meher throne, before they come to me, Muslims (submissive to Allah)?'
        39. Anefreet (an extremely strong jinn) among the jinn replied: 'I will bring itto you before you rise from your place; I have the strength and amtrustworthy.'
        40. But he who had knowledge of the Book, said: 'I will bringit to you before your glance comes back to you.' And when he saw it setbefore him, he (Solomon) said: 'This is a favor from my Lord that He mighttest me whether I am thankful or ungrateful. Whosoever gives thanks givesthanks only for his (own soul's) good, but he who is ungrateful, truly myLord is Rich and Generous.'
        41. (Then) he said: 'Let her throne bedisguised, so that we can see whether she is guided or if she is amongthose who are not guided.'
        42. And when she came she was asked: 'Is yourthrone like this?' And she replied: 'It looks like it.' And we were giventhe knowledge before her, and were Muslims.
        43. That which she worshipped,other than Allah, had prevented her, for she came from an unbelievingnation.
        44. It was said to her: 'Enter the pavilion.' And when she saw it,she thought it was a pool of water, and bared her legs. But he said: 'Itis a pavilion smoothed with crystal.' She said: 'My Lord, I have wrongedmyself, and I become a Muslim (submissive) with Solomon to Allah, Lord ofthe Worlds.'
        45. To Thamood We sent their brother Salih saying: 'WorshipAllah.' But they were two parties in dispute with one another.
        46. 'Mynation,' he said, 'why do you wish to hasten evil rather than good? Why doyou not ask the forgiveness of Allah, in order that you find mercy?'
        47. They said: 'We predict an evil omen from you and those who are with you.'He replied: 'Your prediction is with Allah, you are a nation beingtested.'
        48. In the city there were nine people who were corrupting theland and did not reform.
        49. They said: 'Let us swear by Allah to attackhim and his family at night, then we will tell his guardian we were notwitnesses of the destruction of his family; and surely we are truthful.'
        50. And they devised a scheme and, without their knowledge, We devised ascheme.
        51. And behold the consequences of their devising! We destroyedthem, and their nation altogether.
        52. Those are their houses, all are inruins because of the evil they committed; surely in this there is a signfor nation who know.
        53. And We saved those who believed and were cautious.
        54. And Lot, he said to his nation: 'Do you commit indecencies with youreyes open!
        55. Do you approach men lustfully instead of women! No, you arean ignorant nation.'
        56. Yet the only answer of his nation was that theysaid: 'Expel the family of Lot from your village, they are people whopurified themselves!'
        57. So We saved him and his family, except his wife,whom We decreed should stay behind.
        58. And we rained on them a rain (ofstones); indeed it is an evil rain that rains on those that are warned.
        59. Say: 'Praise belongs to Allah and peace be upon His worshipers whom He haschosen!' Who is more worthier, Allah or that which they associate!
        60. IsHe who created the heavens and the earth, and sent water from the sky foryou and caused gardens to grow - full of beauty - of which its tree youcould never grow, is there a god with Allah? No, but they are a nation whoset up equals with Him!
        61. Who has established the earth a fixed place andset therein rivers; and set for it firm mountains and placed a barrierbetween the two seas, is there a god with Allah? No, most of them arewithout knowledge.
        62. Who answers the oppressed when he supplicates to Himand removes evil and appoints you as inheritors of the earth, is there agod with Allah? How little you remember!
        63. Who guides you in the darknessof the land and sea, and sends the winds bearing glad tidings of HisMercy, is there a god with Allah? Exalted is Allah above what theyassociate.
        64. Who originates creation, then brings it back again, whogives you sustenance from the heaven and the earth, is there a god withAllah? Say: 'Bring us your proof if you are among the truthful!'
        65. Say:'None in the heavens or the earth knows the Unseen except Allah, and theyare not aware when they shall be resurrected.'
        66. No, their knowledgefails them as to the Everlasting Life; no, they are in doubt about it, no,they are blind to it.
        67. The unbelievers say: 'When we and our fathers areturned to dust, shall we be brought forth?
        68. We were promised thisbefore, and so were our fathers. It is but the fictitious story of theancients.'
        69. Say: 'Journey in the land and see what was the end of thesinners.'
        70. Do not be sorry for them, nor be distressed for what theydevise.
        71. And they ask: 'When will this promise come, if what you say istrue?'
        72. Say: 'It may be that part of what you seek to hasten on isalready riding behind you.'
        73. Surely, your Lord is bountiful to thepeople; yet most of them do not give thanks.
        74. Surely, your Lord knowswhat they hide in their hearts and what they reveal.
        75. There is not athing hidden in the heaven and earth except that it is in a Clear Book.
        76. Surely, this Koran relates to the Children of Israel most of that whichthey are at variance.
        77. It is a guidance and a mercy to believers.
        78. Surely, by His Judgement, your Lord will decide between them. He is theMighty, the Knower.
        79. Therefore put your trust in Allah, for you are upona clear truth.
        80. You do not make the dead hear, nor do you make the deafhear you call when they turn about, retreating.
        81. Nor do you guide theblind out of their error, nor do you make any to hear, except those whobelieve in Our verses and are Muslims.
        82. And when the Word falls on them,We will bring out from the earth a beast that shall speak to them: 'Indeedthe people were not certain of Our verses.'
        83. On that Day We shall gathera crowd from every nation of those who belied Our verses, so they aregathered.
        84. When they have come, He will say: 'Did you belie My verses,although you knew nothing, or what was it you were doing?'
        85. And the Wordshall fall upon them because of the evil they committed, and they shall bespeechless.
        86. Have they not seen how We have made the night for them torest in and the day to see? Surely, there are signs in this for the nationwho believe.
        87. On the Day the Horn shall be blown all who live in theheavens and earth will be terrified, except those whom Allah wills. Allshall come to Him humbled.
        88. And you will see the mountains which youthink to be firm pass by like clouds. (Such is the) making of Allah, whohas created everything well. He is Aware of the things you do.
        89. Whosoever comes with a good deed shall have better than it, and shall besecure from the terrors of that Day.
        90. But those who come with an evildeed shall have their faces thrust into the Fire: 'Are you recompensedexcept for your deeds?'
        91. (Say Prophet Muhammad): 'I am only ordered toworship the Lord of this country, which He has made sacred, everythingbelongs to Him. And I am ordered to be of the Muslims,
        92. and to recitethe Koran. Whosoever is guided is only guided for himself, and towhosoever goes astray, say: 'I am only a warner.'
        93. And say: 'Praisebelongs to Allah! He will show you His signs and you will recognize them.Your Lord is not inattentive of what you do.'

        28. The Story - Al-Qasas

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. TaSeenMeem.
        2. Those are the verses of the Clear Book.
        3. We shall intruth recite to you some of the news of Moses and Pharaoh for a nation whobelieve.
        4. Pharaoh had exalted himself in the land and had divided itspeople into sects, one group he abased, putting their sons to death andsparing their women, for he was one of those who corrupted.
        5. But Wewanted to be gracious to those abased in the land, and to make themleaders and inheritors,
        6. and to establish them in the land; and to showPharaoh and Haman, and their armies, the very thing they dreaded.
        7. Werevealed this to Moses' mother: 'Suckle him, but when you fear for himcast him into the water. Neither fear, nor sorrow because We shall restorehim to you and make him among the Messengers.'
        8. Then the family ofPharaoh picked him out to be an enemy and a sorrow for them, indeedPharaoh and Haman, and their army were sinners.
        9. Pharaoh's wife said tohim: 'He will be a comfort to me and you. Do not slay him, perhaps he maybenefit us, or we will take him for our son.' But they were unaware.
        10. Inthe morning the heart of Moses' mother became empty. She would haverevealed (who he was) had We not settled her heart so that she might beamong the believers.
        11. She said to his sister: 'Follow him.' And shewatched him from a distance, but they were unaware.
        12. We had forbidden tohim before that he should be suckled by foster mothers, therefore she(Moses' sister) said (to them): 'Shall I direct you to a people of ahousehold who will take charge of him for you and advise him?'
        13. So, Werestored him to his mother, so that she might be comforted and not sorrow,and that she might know that the promise of Allah is true. Yet most ofthem do not know.
        14. And when he was full grown, and reached theperfection of his strength, We gave him judgment and knowledge. As such Werecompense the good-doers.
        15. And he entered the city unnoticed by thepeople and found two men fighting, one was of his own party, and the otherof his enemies. The one of his party appealed for his help against hisenemy, Moses struck and killed him, and said: 'This is the work of satan,he is surely a clear, misleading enemy.
        16. Forgive me, my Lord, for I havewronged myself,' and so He forgave him; for He is indeed the Forgiving,the Most Merciful.
        17. He said: 'My Lord as You have favored me, I willnever be a helper to the wrongdoer.'
        18. In the morning, he was in thecity, fearful and vigilant, then he whom he had helped the day beforecried out to him again for help. 'Clearly,' said Moses, 'you arequarrelsome.'
        19. And when Moses was about to seize he who was the enemy ofboth of them, he said: 'Moses, would you kill me as you killed a livingsoul yesterday? You desire only to be a tyrant in the land, and you do notwant to be among the reformers!'
        20. Then a man came running from thefurthest part of the city, 'Moses,' he said, 'the Assembly are plotting tokill you. Leave, for I am one of your sincere advisers.'
        21. So he left,fearful and vigilant, saying: 'My Lord, save me from the harm-doingnation.'
        22. And when he turned his face towards Midian, he said: 'It maybe that my Lord will guide me on the right way.'
        23. When he came to thewater wells of Midian he found there some people drawing water, and hefound two women apart from them who were keeping back (their flocks).'What is your business?' he asked. They replied: 'We cannot draw wateruntil the shepherds have driven away (their flocks), and our father is anelderly man.'
        24. So he drew water for them and then retired to the shade,saying: 'O my Lord, surely I have need of whatever good You send me.'
        25. Then, one of the two came to him walking shyly, and said: 'My fatherinvites you, so that he can recompense you with a wage for having drawnwater for us.' So when he came to him and told him his story, (the father)said: 'Do not be afraid, you have been saved from the nation ofharmdoers.'
        26. One of the two women said: 'Father, hire him. The best whoyou can hire, is the strong, the honest.'
        27. He said: 'I will let youmarry one of these two daughters of mine on condition that you hireyourself to me for eight years. If you complete ten that is of your ownaccord; I shall not press you. Surely, you will find me, if Allah wills,among the good.'
        28. 'So be it between me and you,' said Moses. 'Whicheverof the two terms I fulfill, it will be no injustice to me. Allah is theGuardian of what we say.'
        29. And when Moses had fulfilled the term anddeparted with his household, he saw from far away on the side of the Tor afire. He said to his household: 'Stay here, for I can see a fire. PerhapsI can bring you news, or a flame from the fire so that you can warmyourselves.'
        30. When he came to it, he was called from the right bank inthe blessed plot of the tree (he heard speech without letter or voicecoming from all directions): 'Moses, I am Allah, Lord of the Worlds.
        31. Cast down your staff.' And when he saw his staff writhing as though itwere a serpent, he turned about in retreat, and did not turn back. 'OMoses, approach and have no fear. You are surely safe.
        32. Put your hand inthe neck (of your shirt), it will come out luminous, unharmed, and drawyour arm to you so that you are not afraid. These are two signs from yourLord to Pharaoh and his Assembly. Surely, they were an impious nation.'
        33. 'My Lord,' (said Moses), 'I have killed a living soul among them, and fearthat they will slay me.
        34. Aaron my brother has a more eloquent tonguethan I, (please) send him with me as a helper to confirm I speak truly, Ifear that they will belie me.'
        35. He said: 'We will strengthen your armwith your brother, and appoint for you both an authority so that theyshall not reach you. With our signs you and those who follow you shall bethe victors.
        36. And when Moses came to them with Our clear signs, theysaid: 'This is nothing but forged sorcery. We have never heard of thisamong our fathers, the ancients.'
        37. Moses replied: 'My Lord knows wellwho brings guidance from Him and who shall possess the Last Residence. Theharmdoers will not prosper.'
        38. 'Assembly,' said Pharaoh, 'I do not knowthat you have any god except me!' 'O Haman, kindle a fire upon clay andmake me a tower so that I can climb to see the God of Moses, I think thathe is one of the liars!'
        39. He and his hosts became wrongfully proud inthe land and they thought that they would never be returned to Us.
        40. Therefore, We seized him and his hosts, and cast them into the sea. Seehow was the end of the harmdoers.
        41. We made them leaders inviting to theFire, and on the Day of Resurrection they shall not be victors.
        42. In thisworld We laid Our curse on them, and on the Day of Resurrection they shallbe among the exiled.
        43. And We gave Moses the Book, after We had destroyedthe former generations, to be reflections for people and a guidance, and amercy in order that they might remember.
        44. (Prophet Muhammad) you werenot on the western side (of the mountain) when We decreed the commandmentto Moses, nor were you among those witnessing.
        45. We raised generationswho lived long. You did not live among the people of Midian, nor did yourecite to them Our verses; but We were sending Messengers.
        46. You were notpresent on the side of the Tor when We called. Yet as a mercy from yourLord to warn a nation to whom no warner has been sent before, in orderthat they remember
        47. and not say, when evil befalls them on account ofthat which their hands forwarded: 'Our Lord, why did You not send aMessenger to us so that we might follow Your verses and so that we mightbe among the believers.'
        48. So when the truth (Prophet Muhammad) came tothem from Us, they said: 'Why is he not given the like of that which wasgiven to Moses?' But did they not also disbelieve in that which Moses wasgiven before! They say (about Moses and Aaron): 'Two sorcerers supportingone another!' And they said: 'We disbelieve both.'
        49. Say: 'If what yousay is true, bring down from Allah a Book that is a better guidance thanboth, I will follow it!'
        50. If they do not answer you, know that they areonly following their desires. And who is further astray than he who is ledby his desires without guidance from Allah! Allah does not guide theharmdoers.
        51. We have brought them the Word in order that they remember.
        52. Those to whom We gave the Book before, believe in it.
        53. When it isrecited to them, they say: 'We believe in it, because it is the truth fromOur Lord. We surrendered ourselves before it came.
        54. 'Their wage shall begiven them twice, because they have endured patiently, averting evil withgood and spending from what We have given them;
        55. and because when theyhear idle talk they turn away from it and say: 'We have our deeds, and youhave your deeds. Peace be upon you. We do not desire the ignorant.'
        56. Youcannot guide whom you please; it is Allah who guides whom He will. Heknows well those who are guided.
        57. They say: 'If we follow the guidancewith you, we shall be driven from our land.' But have We not given them asecure sanctuary from which fruits of every kind are collected as aprovision from Us? Indeed, most of them do not know.
        58. How many a villagehave We destroyed that were ungrateful in their life! Those are theirdwellings, (they are) uninhabited after them except for a little; We arethe inheritors.
        59. Nor did your Lord destroy the villages until He hadsent a Messenger to its mother village reciting to them Our verses. Wenever destroyed villages unless their inhabitants were harmdoers.
        60. Thethings you have been given, and its adornments, are but the enjoyment ofthis present life. What is with Allah is better and everlasting. Do younot understand?
        61. Is he to whom We promised a fine promise and receivesit, like he who has been given the enjoyment of this present life, then onthe Day of Resurrection shall be among those that are arraigned?
        62. Onthat Day He will call to them, saying: 'Where are those whom you allegedto be My associates?'
        63. Those against whom the Word is realized shallsay: 'Our Lord, those whom we led astray, we led them astray even as weourselves were astray. We are quit of them to You; it was not us that theyworshipped.'
        64. It will be said to them: 'Call on your associates!' Andthey will call on them, but they will not respond to them, and they shallsee the punishment - if only they had been guided.
        65. On that Day He willcall to them and He will say: 'What response did you give Our Messengers?'
        66. And on that Day the news will be blinded for them, and they will notask each other.
        67. But, as for he who repents and believes, and does gooddeeds, he will be among those who prosper.
        68. Your Lord creates whosoeverHe will and He chooses - the choice was not theirs (the unbelievers).Exalted is Allah, above that they associate!
        69. Your Lord knows what theirchests hide and what they reveal.
        70. And He is Allah; there is no godexcept He. The Praise is His in the former as in the latter. His is theJudgement, to Him you shall be returned.
        71. Say: 'Think! What if Allahshould enshroud you in unceasing night till the Day of Resurrection, whatgod, other than Allah, shall bring you light! Will you not hear?'
        72. Say:'What would you think if Allah should make the day unceasing over you tillthe Day of Resurrection, what god, other than Allah, shall bring you thenight to sleep in. Will you not see?'
        73. In His Mercy He has appointed foryou the night and the day, so that you can rest in it, and seek Hisbounty, in order that you will be thankful.'
        74. Upon that Day He will callto them saying: 'Now, where are those whom you alleged to be Myassociates?'
        75. From every nation We will bring a witness, and We shallsay to them: 'Produce your proof!' Then they shall know the truth is withAllah, and their own fabrications will forsake them.
        76. Korah was one ofMoses' nation. But he was insolent to them, for We had given him suchtreasures that their very keys were too heavy a burden for even thestrong. His people said to him: 'Do not exult; Allah does not love theboastful.
        77. But seek, in that which Allah has given you to attain theEverlasting residence. Do not forget your share in this world. Do good, asAllah has been good to you, and do not corrupt in the land, Allah does notlove those who corrupt.
        78. But he replied: 'What was given me is onlybecause of the knowledge I possess.' Did he not know that from thegenerations before him Allah had destroyed a mightier and more numerous inmultitude? The sinners shall not be questioned about their sins.
        79. So hewent out in all his finery among his nation, those who desired this lifesaid: 'Would that we had the like of that Korah has been given! He hasindeed a mighty fortune.'
        80. But those to whom knowledge had been givensaid: 'Alas for you! Better is the reward of Allah for him who believesand does good works; but none shall receive it except the patient.'
        81. Wecaused the earth to swallow him, together with his dwelling, and there wasno host to help him, other than Allah; and he was not amongst thevictorious.
        82. And in the morning those who had wished to be in his placethe previous evening said: 'Indeed, Allah outspreads to whom He will amongHis worshipers, and He restrains. Had He not shown us favor, He could havecaused the earth to swallow us. Indeed, the unbelievers shall neverprosper.'
        83. That is the Last Abode, We shall assign it to those whodesire neither exorbitance in the earth, nor corruption. The outcome isfor the cautious.
        84. Whosoever does a good deed shall have better than it.But whosoever does evil deeds, they shall be recompensed for what theywere doing.
        85. He who has obligated the Koran will bring you to anappointment. Say: 'My Lord knows well who comes with guidance, and who isin clear error.'
        86. You did not hope that the Book would be given to youexcept as mercy from your Lord. So do not be a supporter of theunbelievers.
        87. Let no one bar you from the verses of Allah after theyhave been sent down to you, but call to your Lord, and do not be amongstthe idolaters.
        88. And do not call upon another god with Allah, there is nogod except He. All things perish, except His Face, Judgement is His, andto Him all of you shall return.

        29. The Spider - Al-'Ankabut

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. AlifLaamMeem.
        2. Do people think that they are left alone by saying:'We are believers,' and will not be tried?
        3. We tried those who have gonebefore them. Allah knows those who are truthful and those who lie.
        4. Or dothe evildoers think that they will outstrip Us? How evil is theirjudgment!
        5. He who hopes to meet Allah (must know) that the term of Allahis coming. He is the Hearer, the Knower.
        6. He who strives, strives forhimself. Allah is the Rich, independent of the worlds.
        7. As for those whobelieve and do good works, We shall acquit them of their sins, andrecompense them with the best for what they were doing.
        8. We have chargedthe human to be kind to his parents. But if they bid you to associate withMe that which you have no knowledge, do not obey them. To Me you willreturn, and I shall inform you of all that you have done.
        9. Those whobelieve and do good works shall be admitted among the righteous.
        10. Thereare some people who say: 'We believe in Allah,' yet when such is hurt inthe cause of Allah, he makes the persecution of people as though it werethe punishment of Allah. But then if help comes from his Lord, he willsay: 'We were with you.' Does Allah not know what is in the (people's)chests of the worlds?
        11. Most certainly Allah knows the believers and thehypocrites.
        12. The unbelievers say to those who believe: 'Follow our path,and we will carry your sins.' Yet they cannot carry even a thing of theirsins. They are surely lying.
        13. They shall certainly carry their loads,and other loads besides their loads, and on the Day of Resurrection, theyshall be questioned about what they forged.
        14. Indeed, We sent Noah to hisnation, and he lived amongst them for a thousand years, less fifty (butthey belied him), then the Flood seized them while they were harmdoers.
        15. But We saved him and all who were in the Ark, and made (the event) a signto the worlds.
        16. And (remember) Abraham. When he said to his people'Worship Allah and fear Him. That would be best for you, if you but knew.
        17. You only worship, other than Allah, idols and invent falsehoods. Thosewhom you worship, other than Allah, have no power to give you provision.Therefore seek the provision of Allah, and worship Him. Give thanks toHim, to Him you shall return.'
        18. If you belie me, other nations beforeyou also belied. It is only for a Messenger to deliver the cleardeliverance.
        19. Do they not see how Allah originates the Creation, andthen brings it back? That is an easy matter for Allah.
        20. Say: 'Travel inthe land and see how He started the Creation. Then Allah will originatethe Everlasting Life. Allah has power over all things.
        21. He punishes whomHe will and has mercy to whom He will. To Him you shall be turned.
        22. Youare not able to frustrate Him either in the earth or heaven, nor have you,other than Allah, a guardian or helper.
        23. Those who disbelieve the versesof Allah and the meeting with Him shall despair of My Mercy, for themthere awaits a painful punishment.
        24. The only answer his nation gave wasthat they said: 'Kill him, or burn him!' But Allah saved him from thefire. Surely, in this there are signs for a nation who believe.
        25. Hesaid: 'Other than Allah, you have taken to yourselves idols as anaffection between yourselves in the present life. Then, on the Day ofResurrection, you shall deny one another and curse one another, and yourrefuge will be the Fire, and none shall help you.'
        26. Lot believed him,and said: 'I will migrate to my Lord; He is the Almighty, the Wise.'
        27. And, We gave him (Abraham), Isaac and Jacob and appointed on hisdescendants the Prophethood and the Book. We gave him his wage in thisworld, and in the Everlasting Life he shall be among the righteous.
        28. AndLot who said to his nation: 'You commit indecency which no other being inall the world has committed before you.
        29. What, do you approach men andcause a detour on the road, and commit dishonor (sodomy) in yourassembly?' But the only reply of his nation was: 'Then bring down thepunishment of Allah, if what you say is true.'
        30. 'My Lord,' he said,'help me against this corrupt nation.'
        31. And when Our Messengers broughtAbraham the glad tidings they said: 'We are destroying the people of thisvillage, because its people are harmdoers.'
        32. He said: 'Lot is in it.'They replied: 'We know who are in it, we shall save him and his family,except his wife, she has become of those that shall remain behind.'
        33. Andwhen Our Messengers came to Lot, he was troubled and distressed on theiraccount. But they said: 'Have no fear, and do not be sad. Surely, we willsave you and your family except your wife, she has become of those thatshall remain behind.'
        34. We shall send down anger out of heaven upon thepeople of this city because they are debauchers.
        35. Indeed, We left aclear sign for a nation that understands.
        36. And to Midian their brotherShu'aib. He said: 'Worship Allah, my nation. Look to the Last Day. Do notmake mischief in the land, doing corrupt works.
        37. But they belied him, sothe earthquake seized them, and when morning came, they were found fallencrouched in their dwellings, dead.
        38. Aad and Thamood, it has become clearto you from their dwellings; satan made their works seem fair to them andbarred them from the Path, although they saw clearly.
        39. And Korah,Pharaoh, and Haman - Moses came to them with clear signs, but they becamevery insolent in the earth, yet they did not outstrip Us.
        40. Each of themWe seized for his sin. On some We loosed a squall of pebbles, and otherswere seized by the Cry. Some We caused to be swallowed up by the earth,and some We drowned. Allah would never wrong them but they wrongedthemselves.
        41. The likeness of those who have taken guardians, other thanAllah, is as the likeness of the spider that takes to itself a house;surely the spider's house is the weakest house if they but knew.
        42. Allahknows whatever they call upon other than Him; He is the Almighty, theWise.
        43. And We strike these parables for the people, but none understandsexcept the knowledgeable.
        44. Allah has created the heavens and the earthwith the truth. Surely, in that there is a sign for believers.
        45. Recitewhat has been sent down to you of the Book, and establish the prayer.Prayer forbids indecency and dishonor. The remembrance of Allah isgreater, and Allah knows what you do.
        46. And do not dispute with thePeople of the Book (Nazarenes) except in the best manner, except for thoseamong them who do wrong and say (to them): 'We believe in that which wassent down to us and that which was sent down to you. Our God and your Godis One, and to Him we have surrendered.'
        47. As such, We have sent down toyou the Book. Those to whom We gave the Book believe in it, and so do someof these. None reject Our verses except the unbelievers.
        48. Never beforedid you recited any Book, or inscribe it with your right hand. If you haddone so, those who follow falsehood would have doubted.
        49. No, rather theyare clear verses in the chests of those who have been given knowledge.None disbelieves Our verses except the harmdoers.
        50. They ask: 'Why hasnot a sign been sent down upon him from his Lord?' Say: 'The signs areonly with Allah. I am only a clear warner.'
        51. Is it not enough for themthat We have sent down to you the Book that is recited to them? Surely, inthis there is a mercy and a reminder to a nation who believe.
        52. Say:'Allah suffices as a witness between me and you. He knows whatsoever is inthe heavens and the earth. Those who believe in falsehood and disbelievein Allah - those are they who are the losers.'
        53. They demand that youhasten the punishment! But had it not been for the stated term, thepunishment would come to them; it will come upon them suddenly when theyare unaware.
        54. They demand that you hasten on the punishment! Gehenna(Hell) will encompass the unbelievers.
        55. On the Day the punishment shallcover them from above them and from beneath their feet, He shall say:'Taste now what you were doing!'
        56. O My worshipers who believe, My earthis vast, therefore worship Me!
        57. Every soul shall taste death, and to Usyou shall be returned.
        58. Those who believe and do good deeds We shalllodge them in the rooms of Paradise underneath which rivers flow, thereinliving for ever, an excellent wage for those who labor,
        59. those who arepatient, and put their trust in their Lord.
        60. How many a beast does notbear its own provision. Allah provides for it, as (He provides) for you.He is the Hearer, the Knower.
        61. If you ask them: 'Who has created theheavens and the earth and subjected the sun and the moon?' They will say:'Allah.' How perverted they are!
        62. Allah outspreads and restricts Hisprovision to whomsoever He will of His worshipers. Allah has knowledge ofall things.
        63. If you were to ask them: ''Who sends down water out of thesky and thereby revives the earth after it was dead,' they will reply:'Allah.' Say: 'Praise, belongs to Allah!' No, but most of them do notunderstand.
        64. The life of this world is nothing but a diversion and play.Indeed, the Everlasting Residence is the Eternal Life, if they but knew.
        65. When they embark upon ships, they call to Allah making their religionsincerely His; but when He brings them safe to the land, they associateothers with Him
        66. showing ingratitude for what We have given them andtake their enjoyment; soon they shall know!
        67. Do they not see how Weappointed a safe Sanctuary while all around them people are snatched away?Would they believe in falsehood and do they disbelieve in the favor ofAllah!
        68. And who does greater evil that he who forges a lie against Allahor belied the truth when it comes to him! Is there not a lodging inGehenna for the unbelievers?
        69. Those who struggle in Our cause, We willsurely guide them to Our ways; and Allah is with those who do good.

        30. The Romans - Ar-Rum

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. AlifLaamMeem.
        2. The Romans have been defeated (by the Persians)
        3. ina land close by. But, in a few years after their defeat they shall becomethe victors.
        4. To Allah belongs the Command before and after, and on thatDay the believers will rejoice
        5. in the victory of Allah. Allah givesvictory to whosoever He will, and He is the Mighty, the Merciful.
        6. Thepromise of Allah! Allah does not fail His promise, yet most people do notknow.
        7. They know an outward part of this life, but of the EverlastingLife they are inattentive.
        8. Have they never thought to themselves thatAllah did not create the heavens and the earth and all that is betweenexcept with truth, and for a stated term? Yet most people disbelieve thatthey will ever meet their Lord.
        9. What, have they never journeyed in theland and seen what was the end of those before them? They were stronger inmight than themselves, and they plowed the land and cultivated it morethan they themselves have cultivated it. And to them, their Messengerscame with clear signs, and Allah did not wrong them, but they wrongedthemselves.
        10. Evil was the end of the harmdoers, because they belied theverses of Allah and mocked at them.
        11. Allah originates creation, thenbrings it back again, then to Him you shall be returned.
        12. On the Daywhen the Hour comes, the wrongdoers will be speechless.
        13. They shall havenone to intercede for them amongst their associates, and they shalldisbelieve in their associates.
        14. On the Day when the Hour has come, theywill be divided,
        15. those who believe and did good deeds shall be wellpleased in a garden,
        16. but those who disbelieved and belied Our versesand the meeting of the Everlasting Life, shall be arraigned forpunishment.
        17. Therefore, exalt Allah when you enter the evening and inthe morning.
        18. His is the praise in the heavens and the earth, at thesetting sun and at noon.
        19. He brings out the living from the dead, andthe dead from the living. He revives the earth after its death. Likewiseyou shall be brought forth.
        20. And of His signs is that He created youfrom dust and you became humans scattered throughout the earth.
        21. And ofHis signs is that He created for you wives from among yourselves, that youmight reside with them, and has put kindness and mercy between you.Surely, there are signs in this for those who think.
        22. And His signs arethe creation of heavens and earth and the diversity of your tongues andcolors. Surely, there are signs in this for all the worlds.
        23. And of Hissigns is that you sleep at night and day, and seek His bounty. Surely,there are signs in this for those who hear.
        24. And of His signs is that Heshows you the lightning for fear and hope. He sends down water from thesky and with it He revives the earth after its death. Surely, in thisthere are signs for a nation that understand.
        25. And of His signs is thatthe heaven and earth stand firm at His command. And when He calls you onceout of the earth, you shall come forth.
        26. To Him belongs whosoever is inthe heavens and the earth. All are obedient to His Will.
        27. It is He whooriginates the creation, and then brings it back again, that is easier forHim. For Him is the Highest Example in the heavens and earth He is theAlmighty, the Wise.
        28. He sets for you an example, drawn from yourselves.Do you have from among those whom your right hand possesses associates inwhat We have given you, who share it equally with you? Do you fear them asyou fear one another? So We made plain Our signs to a nation ofunderstanding.
        29. No, the wrongdoers follow their own desires withoutknowledge. And who can guide those whom Allah has led astray? There shallbe none to help them.
        30. Therefore set your face to the religion purely,the upright creation upon which He originated people. There is no changingof the creation of Allah. This is the valuable religion, although mostpeople do not know -
        31. turning to Him. And fear Him, establish the prayerand do not be of the idolaters,
        32. those who have divided their religion,and become sects, each rejoicing in what they have.
        33. When afflictionbefalls mankind they turn to Him calling their Lord in prayer, but when Helets them taste His Mercy, some of them assign associates to their Lord,
        34. disbelieving in what We have given them. Enjoy, but you shall soonknow.
        35. Or have We sent down to them an authority that speaks of thatthey associate with Him?
        36. When We give people a taste of mercy, theyrejoice in it, but when evil befalls them through the forwarding of theirown hands, they become despondent.
        37. Do they not see that Allahoutspreads and restricts His provision to whom He will? Surely, there aresigns in this for those who believe.
        38. And give to the kinsman his due,and to the needy, and to the destitute traveler. That is best for thosewho desire the Face of Allah; such will surely prosper.
        39. That which yougive in usury so that it increases in other people's wealth, will notincrease with Allah; but the charity you give desiring the Face of Allah,to those, they shall be recompensed many times over.
        40. It is Allah whohas created you and given you your provision. He will cause you to die,and will then revive you. Can any of your associates do any of that?Exalted is He above what they associate.
        41. Corruption has appeared onland and sea with what the hands of the people earned. Therefore, theytaste some of what they did in order that they return.
        42. Say: 'Journey inthe land and see what was the end of those who were before you. Most ofthem were idolaters.'
        43. Therefore in purity set your face to thereligion, before there comes from Allah a Day that cannot be turned back.On that Day mankind will be separated.
        44. Those who disbelieve will becharged for their disbelief, while the righteous are making provision forthemselves
        45. so that He will recompense those who believe and dorighteous deeds from His bounty. He does not love the unbelievers.
        46. Andof His signs is that He looses the winds as bearers of glad tidings, sothat He lets you taste His Mercy and that the ships may sail at Hiscommand in order that you can seek His bounty and be thankful.
        47. Beforeyou We sent other Messengers to their people; and they came with clearsigns. We took revenge upon the sinners, and it was an incumbent duty uponUs to give victory to the believers.
        48. It is Allah who looses the windsthat stir the clouds. He spreads them as He will in heaven and dispersesthem, so that you can see the rain falling from their midst. When Hesmites with it whom He will of His worshipers they rejoice,
        49. thoughbefore its coming they had despaired.
        50. Look then at the marks of Mercyof Allah; how He revives the earth after its death. He is the Reviver ofthe dead. He has power over all things.
        51. Yet if We sent a wind so theysee it yellow, indeed after that they would still be unbelievers.
        52. Youcannot make the dead hear you, nor can you make the deaf hear the callwhen they retreat, turning about.
        53. You cannot guide the blind out oftheir error. Nor shall you make any to hear except those who believe inOur verses, and are submissive.
        54. Allah creates you weak; after weaknessHe gives you strength and after strength weakness and gray hairs. Hecreates whatever He will. He is the Knower, the Capable.
        55. Upon the Daywhen the Hour has come, the harmdoers will swear that they had stayed nomore than an hour. As such they are deceived.
        56. But those to whomknowledge and belief have been given will say: 'You have stayed in theBook of Allah (the Protected Tablets) till the Day of Resurrection. Thisis the Day of Resurrection, yet you did not know.'
        57. On that Day, excusesshall not benefit the harmdoers, nor shall they be asked to make amends.
        58. In this Koran We have set forth for mankind all manner of examples. Yetif you bring to them a sign the unbelievers will surely say: 'You are butfalsifiers.'
        59. As such Allah seals the hearts of those who do not know.
        60. Therefore, have patience. The promise of Allah is true. Do not letthose who are uncertain make you unsteady.

        31. Lokman - Lokman

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. AlifLaamMeem.
        2. Those are the verses of the Wise Book,
        3. a guidanceand a mercy to those who do good,
        4. who establish the prayer, pay theobligatory charity, and firmly believe in the Everlasting Life.
        5. Thoseare guided by their Lord and will surely prosper.
        6. There are some peoplewho would purchase distracting talk, to lead astray from the Path of Allahwithout knowledge, and take it in mockery; for those is a humiliatingpunishment.
        7. When Our verses are recited to him, he turns his back inpride, as though he never heard them, and in his ears was heaviness. Giveglad tidings to him of a painful punishment!
        8. But for those who believeand do good works are Gardens of Bliss,
        9. where they shall live for ever.The promise of Allah is the truth; He is the Almighty, the Wise.
        10. Hecreated the heavens without pillars that you see and cast on the earthfirm mountains lest it should shake with you. Upon it He dispersed allmanner of crawling thing, and He sent down water from the sky with whichHe caused to grow in it every generous kind.
        11. Such is the creation ofAllah; now show me what, other than Him, created! No, the harmdoers are inclear error.
        12. We gave wisdom to Lokman (saying): 'Give thanks to Allah.He who gives thanks, thanks only for himself, but whosoever is ungrateful,surely, Allah is the Rich, the Praised.'
        13. And when Lokman said to hisson, in warning: 'My son, associate none with Allah, to associate otherswith Allah is a tremendous wrong.'
        14. And We charged the human concerninghis parents, for his mother bore him in weakness upon weakness, and hisweaning was in two years. Be thankful to Me and to your parents, to Me isthe arrival.
        15. But if they strive with you to make you associate with Methat of which you have no knowledge, do not obey them. And accompany themin this life with kindness; and follow the Path of he who turned to Me. ToMe you shall return and I will inform you of all that you have done.
        16. (Lokman said:) 'My son, if it should be but the weight of one grain ofmustard-seed, and though it be on a rock, or in the heavens, or in theearth, Allah shall bring it. Surely, Allah is the Subtle, Aware.
        17. Myson, establish the prayer, order with honor but forbid dishonor, and bearpatiently with whatever may fall upon you, indeed that is true constancy.
        18. Do not turn your cheek in scorn away from people, nor walk proudly onthe earth; Allah does not love the proud and the boastful.
        19. Walkmodestly, and lower your voice; the most hideous of voices is the brayingof the donkey.
        20. Do you not see how Allah has subjected to you all thatis in the heavens and the earth, and lavished on you His visible andunseen favors? Yet some people would argue about Allah without knowledge,or guidance, or an Illuminating Book.'
        21. When it is said to them: 'Followwhat Allah has sent down,' they reply: 'No, rather we will follow thatwhich we found our fathers upon.' What! Even though satan is inviting themto the punishment of the Fire!
        22. He who surrenders himself to Allah andis a good- doer, has grasped the firmest handle. To Allah the issue ofaffairs return.
        23. As for those who disbelieve, do not let their disbeliefgrieve you, to Us they shall return and We will tell to them what theydid. Allah has knowledge of what is innermost in their chests.
        24. We giveto them a little enjoyment for awhile, and then will compel them to atremendous punishment.
        25. If you ask them: 'Who has created the heavensand the earth?' They will reply: 'Allah.' Say: 'Praise belongs to Allah!'But most of them do not have knowledge.
        26. To Allah belongs all that is inthe heavens and the earth. He is the Rich, the Praised.
        27. If all thetrees in the earth were pens, and the sea, with seven more seas toreplenish it (with ink), the Words of Allah would never end. Allah is theAlmighty, the Wise.
        28. Your creation and your resurrection are but as asingle soul. Allah is the Hearer, the Seer.
        29. Do you not see how Allahcauses the night to enter into the day, and the day enter into the nightand has subjected the sun and the moon, each running to a named term?Allah is Aware of what you do.
        30. For Allah is the Truth, while that whichthey call upon, other than Him, is false. For that Allah is the Most High,the Great.
        31. Do you not see how the ships run upon the sea, by the Favorof Allah so that He may show you His signs? Surely, there are signs inthis for every steadfast, thankful person.
        32. When the waves, likeshadows, envelop them, they call to Allah making their religion sincerelyHis, but no sooner does He bring them safely to land then some of them arehalf-hearted. None denies Our verses, except the ungrateful traitor.
        33. People, fear your Lord, and fear the Day when no father shall ransom athing for his child nor a child for his father. The promise of Allah issurely true. So do not let the life of this present world delude you, norlet the deluder (satan) delude you concerning Allah.
        34. Allah, He alonehas knowledge of the Hour. He sends down the rain and He knows what is inthe wombs. No soul knows what he will earn tomorrow; and no soul knows inwhat land it will die. Surely, Allah is the Knower, the Aware.

        32. The Prostration - As-Sajda

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. AlifLaamMeem.
        2. The sending down of the Book in which there is nodoubt that is from the Lord of the Worlds.
        3. Or do they say: 'He hasforged it himself?' Say: 'No, it is the truth from your Lord so that youcan warn a nation to whom none has warned before you, in order that theyare guided.
        4. It was Allah, who, in six days created the heavens and theearth and all that is between them, and then willed to the Throne. Youhave no guardian nor intercessor other than Him. Will you not remember?
        5. He directs the affair from heaven to earth. Then it will ascend to Him inone day, a day whose value is a thousand years by your reckoning.
        6. He isthe Knower of the Unseen and the Visible, the Almighty, the Most Merciful,
        7. who perfected everything He created. He originated the creation of thehuman from clay,
        8. then He made his offspring from a clot of weak water(semen).
        9. Then He created him and (caused the angel to) breathe into himhis (created) spirit. He gave you eyes and ears, and hearts, yet little doyou thank.
        10. They say: 'What, when we have been destroyed in the earth,shall we indeed be in a new creation?' Indeed, they disbelieve that theywill meet their Lord.
        11. Say: 'The Angel of Death, who has been givencharge of you will gather you then to your Lord you shall be returned.'
        12. Would that you could see the wrongdoers when they lower their heads beforetheir Lord! They will say: 'Our Lord, we have now seen and heard. Send usback and we will do righteous deeds, we are certain.'
        13. Had We Willed, Wewould have guided every soul. But My Word shall be realized, 'I will fillGehenna (Hell) with jinn and people all together.'
        14. (We shall say tothem): 'Now taste, for you forgot the encounter of this Day, We haveforgotten you. Taste Our eternal punishment, for that which you weredoing.'
        15. Only those who believe in Our verses, when reminded of them,prostrate themselves and exalt with the praise of their Lord in humility;
        16. whose sides forsake their couches as they supplicate to their Lord infear and hope; who give in charity of that which We have given them.
        17. Nosoul knows what pleases the eye is in store for them as a recompense forwhat they used to do.
        18. Can he, then, who is a believer, be compared tohe who is wicked? They are not equal.
        19. As for those who believe and dogood works, there are for them the Gardens of Refuge, in hospitality forthat which they have done.
        20. But those who do evil their refuge is theFire. As often as they desire to come out of it they shall be driven back,and it will be said to them: 'Taste the punishment of the Fire, which youhave belied.'
        21. But We will let them taste the nearest punishment (inthis life) before the greater punishment, so that they may return (tofaith).
        22. And who is more wicked than he who, when reminded of the versesof his Lord turns away from them? We take revenge on the sinners.
        23. Wehave given the Book to Moses, so (Prophet Muhammad) do not be in doubtconcerning the meeting with him (Prophet Moses) - and made it a guidanceto the Children of Israel.
        24. When they were patient, We made from themleaders, guiding with Our Command and they were certain of Our verses.
        25. On the Day of Resurrection your Lord will distinguish between them that onwhich they varied.
        26. Is it not a guidance to them, how many generationsWe destroyed before them in whose dwelling places they walk? Surely, inthis there are signs. Will they not then hear!
        27. Do they not see how Wedrive the water to the parched lands and bring forth therefrom crops fromwhich their cattle and themselves eat? Will they not see!
        28. They alsoask: 'When will this Opening come, if what you say is true?'
        29. Say: 'Onthe Day of Opening the faith of the unbelievers will not benefit them, norshall they be respited.'
        30. Therefore turn away from them, and wait, theyare waiting.

        33. The Confederates - Al-Ahzab

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. O Prophet, fear Allah, and do not obey the unbelievers and thehypocrites. Allah is the Knower, the Wise.
        2. Follow what is revealed toyou from your Lord, for Allah is Aware of what they do,
        3. put your trustin Allah; Allah suffices as a Guardian.
        4. Allah has never made any manwith two hearts inside him. Nor has He made your wives, when you divorce,saying: 'Be as my mother's back,' your mothers. Neither has He made yourfostered sons as your own sons. These are your own sayings, words whichyou utter with your mouths; but Allah speaks the truth and guides to thePath.
        5. Name them after their fathers, that is more just with Allah. Ifyou do not know their fathers, regard them as your brothers in thereligion, or those under your sponsorship. There is no fault in you if youmake mistakes, but only in what your hearts intended. Allah is Forgivingand the Most Merciful,
        6. The Prophet has a greater right on the believersthan their own selves, his wives are their mothers. Kinsmen are closer toone another in the Book of Allah than to other believers and theemigrants; although you should act honorably towards those you sponsor,that is written in the Book
        7. We took from the Prophets their covenant andfrom you (Prophet Muhammad), from Noah and Abraham, from Moses and Jesusthe son of Mary. We took a solemn covenant from them,
        8. so that Allahmight question the truthful about their truthfulness. But for theunbelievers He has prepared a painful punishment.
        9. Believers, rememberthe Favor of Allah to you when there came against you hosts (armies). Weunleashed against them a wind and hosts (angels) you could not see. Allahsees the things you do.
        10. They came on you from above and from below, andwhen your eyes swerved and your hearts leapt to your throats, and youthought thoughts about Allah;
        11. there the believers were tried, they wereshaken, a severe quake.
        12. The hypocrites and those in whose hearts thereis a disease said: 'Allah and His Messenger promised nothing butdelusion.'
        13. And when a party of them said: 'People of Yathrib (Madinah),there is no place for you here, therefore return.' And a party of themasked leave of the Prophet, saying: 'Our houses are exposed' whereas theywere not, they only wished to flee.
        14. And if an entrance had been forcedagainst them from its quarters, and then they had been asked to incite,they would have done so, and remained in it (the city) but a little(time).
        15. Yet before that, they made a covenant with Allah never to turntheir backs. And covenants with Allah shall be questioned.
        16. Say: 'Flightwill not avail you, if you flee from death or slaughter, you would enjoy(this world) only for a little (time).'
        17. Say: 'Who can defend you fromAllah if He desires harm for you, or if He desires mercy for you?' Theyshall find for themselves none, other than Allah, to protect or help them.
        18. Allah knows those of you who hinder, and those who say to theirbrothers: 'Come to us,' and they do not come to the battle but a little,
        19. being mean towards you. When fear comes to them, you see them lookingat you, their eyes rolling as though they were on the point of death. Butonce the fear departs they assail you with their sharp tongues, beinggreedy to possess good things. Those have never believed; Allah hasannulled their deeds. That is easy for Allah.
        20. They think theconfederates have not departed. Indeed, if the confederates should comeagain they would sooner be in the desert among the Bedouins asking news ofyou. If they were among you, they would fight but a little.
        21. In theMessenger of Allah you have a fine example for he who hopes for Allah andthe Last Day and remembers Allah abundantly.
        22. When the believers saw theconfederates they said: 'This is what Allah and His Messenger havepromised us. Surely, Allah and His Messenger have spoken in truth.' Andthis did not increase them except in belief and submission.
        23. Among thebelievers there are men who have been true to their covenant with Allah.Some have fulfilled their vow dying, and others await, unyielding tochange,
        24. so that Allah will recompense the truthful for theirtruthfulness and punish the hypocrites if He will, or turn again to them.Surely, Allah is the Forgiver and the Most Merciful.
        25. Allah sent backthe unbelievers in their rage, and they gained no good. Allah spared thebelievers from fighting, surely Allah is the Strong, the Mighty.
        26. Hebrought down from their fortresses those who had supported them from amongthe People of the (Jewish) Book and cast terror into their hearts, so thatsome you killed and others you took captive.
        27. He made you inheritors oftheir land, their houses, and their possessions, and another land on whichyou had never set foot before. Truly, Allah is Powerful over everything.
        28. O Prophet, say to your wives: 'If you seek this life and its finery,come, I will release you with a fine release.
        29. But if you seek Allah andHis Messenger and the Everlasting Residence, know that Allah has preparedfor those of you who do good works a mighty wage.'
        30. O wives of theProphet! Whosoever among you commit a flagrant indecency, for her thepunishment shall be doubled, that is easy for Allah.
        31. But she who obeysAllah and His Messenger and does good works shall be doubly recompensed;for her We have made a generous provision.
        32. O wives of the Prophet, youare not like other women. If you fear (Allah), do not be to complaisant inyour speech, lest he in whose heart there is a sickness may desire (of hismother); but speak honorable words.
        33. Stay in your homes and do notdisplay your finery as pagan women used to do in the olden Days ofIgnorance. Establish your prayers, pay the obligatory charity, and obeyAllah and His Messenger. O family of the House, Allah only wishes todistance fault from you, and to cleanse you, and to purify you abundantly.
        34. And remember that which is recited in your houses of the verses ofAllah and the Wisdom. Allah is the Subtle, the Knower.
        35. For men andwomen who have surrendered - believing men and women; obedient men andwomen; truthful men and women, patient men and women, humble men andwomen, men and women who give charity, men and women who fast, men andwomen who guard their privates, men and women who remember Allah inabundance, for them Allah has prepared forgiveness and a mighty wage.
        36. It is not for any believer - man or woman - to have the choice in theaffair when a matter is decreed by Allah and His Prophet. Whosoeverdisobeys Allah and His Messenger strays into clear error.
        37. And when yousaid to he whom Allah had favored and yourself have favored: 'Keep yourwife and fear Allah,' and you sought to hide in yourself what Allah was toreveal, fearing people; although Allah has a better right for you to fearHim. And when Zayd had accomplished what he would of her (divorce), Wegave her to you (Prophet Muhammad) in marriage, so that there is no faultin believers concerning (marriage to) the former spouse of their fosterchildren if they divorced them. The decree of Allah must be done.
        38. Nofault shall be attached to the Prophet for doing what Allah has obligatedfor him. Such was the way of Allah with those who passed away before - thedecree of Allah is a decree determined -
        39. who were delivering theMessages of Allah, fearing Him and fearing none except Allah. Allahsuffices as a Reckoner.
        40. Muhammad is not the father of any of your men.He is the Messenger of Allah and the Seal of the Prophets. Allah hasknowledge of all things.
        41. Believers, remember Allah frequently,
        42. exaltHim at dawn and in the evening.
        43. It is He who has mercy on you, and Hisangels to bring you out from the darkness into light. He is the MostMerciful to the believers.
        44. On the Day they meet Him, their greetingshall be 'Peace!' A generous recompense He has prepared for them.
        45. OProphet, We have sent you as a witness, a bearer of glad tidings, and tobear warning;
        46. a caller to Allah by His permission and as a lightshedding lamp.
        47. Give to the believers the glad tidings that with Allahthere is for them a great bounty.
        48. Do not obey the unbelievers and thehypocrites, pay no attention to their hurt. Put your trust in Allah; Allahsuffices as a Guardian.
        49. Believers, if you marry believing women anddivorce them before the marriage is consummated, you have no period tocount against them. Provide for them and release them kindly.
        50. OProphet, We have made lawful to you the wives to whom you have givendowries and those whom your right hand possesses, of whatever spoils ofwar that Allah has given you; and the daughters of your paternal unclesand paternal aunts, and of your paternal and maternal aunts who migratedwith you; and any believing woman who gives herself to the Prophet, if theProphet wishes to take her in marriage. This is only for you and not anyother believer. We know the duties We have imposed on them concerningtheir wives and those whom their right hand possesses, so that thereshould be no fault in you. Allah is the Forgiving and Merciful.
        51. You maydefer any of them (your wives) if you please and invite any of them if youplease. If you seek any you have put aside there is no fault in you. Sothat it is likelier they will be comforted, and not sorrow, and every oneof them will be pleased, and all are pleased with what you give them.Allah knows what is in your hearts. Allah is the Knower, the Clement.
        52. It shall be unlawful for you to take more wives or to exchange yourpresent wives for other women, though their beauty pleases you, exceptthose whom your right hand possesses. Allah is watchful over everything.
        53. Believers, do not enter the houses of the Prophet for a meal withoutwaiting for the proper time, unless you are given permission. But if youare invited, enter, and when you have eaten, disperse, not desiringconversation, for that is hurtful to the Prophet and he would be shybefore you; but of the truth Allah is not shy. And when you ask his wivesfor anything, speak to them from behind a curtain, that is cleaner foryour hearts and theirs. You must not hurt the Messenger of Allah, norshall you ever wed his wives after him, surely, this would be a monstrousthing with Allah.
        54. Whether you reveal a thing or conceal it, Allah hasknowledge of all things.
        55. It shall be no offense for them (to be seenunveiled) by their fathers, their sons, their brothers, their brothers'sons, their sisters' sons, their women, and those whom their right handspossess. And fear Allah, for Allah is witness of everything.
        56. Allah andHis angels praise and venerate the Prophet. Believers, praise and veneratehim and pronounce peace upon him in abundance.
        57. Those who (try to) hurtAllah and His Messenger shall be cursed by Allah in this present life andin the Everlasting Life, and He has prepared for them a humblingpunishment.
        58. Those who hurt believing men and believing womenundeservedly, shall bear the guilt of slander and a major sin.
        59. OProphet, tell your wives, your daughters and the believing women to drawtheir veils close to them, so it is likelier they will be known, and nothurt. Allah is the Forgiver, the Most Merciful.
        60. If the hypocrites andthose who have a disease in their hearts, and those who make a commotionin the City do not desist, We will surely urge you against them. Then theywill be your neighbors for only a little (while),
        61. cursed wherever theyare found, they will be seized and put to death.
        62. Such has been the wayof Allah with those who have passed before them, and you shall find nochange in the ways of Allah.
        63. The people will ask you about the Hour.Say: 'The knowledge of it is with Allah alone, what makes you to know thatthe Hour is near?'
        64. Allah has cursed the unbelievers and prepared forthem a Blaze.
        65. Living there for ever, they shall neither find a guardiannor a helper.
        66. On that Day when their faces are turned about in theFire, they shall say: 'Would that we had obeyed Allah and obeyed theMessenger!'
        67. And they shall say: 'Our Lord, We obeyed our masters andour eminent ones, but they misled us from the way.
        68. Our Lord, let theirpunishment be doubled; and curse them with a mighty curse.'
        69. Believers,do not be like those who hurt Moses. Allah cleared him of what they said.His face is honorable with Allah.
        70. O you who believe, fear Allah and saysound statements,
        71. and He will mend your deeds for you and forgive yoursins. Whosoever obeys Allah and His Messenger shall win a great victory.
        72. We offered the trust to the heavens, and the earth, and the mountains,but they refused to bear it, and were afraid of it, and the human carriedit. Surely, he is a harmdoer, and ignorant.
        73. Allah punishes thehypocrites, men and women alike, and the idolaters, both men and womenalike; and Allah turns to the believers, men and women alike. Allah is theForgiver, the Most Merciful.

        34. Sheba - Saba'

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. Praise is for Allah, to whom belongs all that is in the heavens andthe earth! And the Praise belongs to Him in the Everlasting Life. He isthe Wise, the Knower.
        2. He knows all that penetrates the earth and allthat comes forth from it, all that comes down from heaven and all thatascends to it. He is the Most Merciful, the Forgiver.
        3. The unbelieverssay: 'The Hour will never come to us.' Say: 'By my Lord, yes, it is surelycoming to you! By Him who knows the Unseen, not even the weight of an atomin heavens and earth escapes Him; neither is there anything smaller thanthat, nor greater except that it is in a Clear Book,
        4. in order that Herecompenses those who believe and do good works; theirs shall beforgiveness and a generous provision.
        5. But those who labor against Ourverses (thinking they are) frustrating (Our Messengers), theirs shall bethe painful punishment of anger.'
        6. Those to whom the knowledge has beengiven can see that what has been sent down to you from your Lord is thetruth, guiding to the Path of the Almighty, the Praised.
        7. The unbelieverssay: 'Shall we direct you to a man who will tell you that when you havebeen utterly torn into pieces you will be raised in a new creation?'
        8. What, has he forged a lie about Allah, or is he mad!' No, those who do notbelieve in the Everlasting Life are in the punishment and in far error.
        9. Have they not seen what is before them and behind them in heaven andearth? If We willed, We would make the earth swallow them up, or We wouldlet lumps from heaven fall down on them. Surely, there is a sign in thisfor every penitent worshiper.
        10. We gave David bounty from Us. 'Omountains, and birds, echo (the praise of Allah) with him.' And Wesoftened iron for him,
        11. (saying): 'Make large coats of mail and measuretheir links well. Do good deeds, for surely I see the things you do.'
        12. To Solomon the morning course of the wind was a month's journey, and itsevening course was also a month's journey. We caused copper to be (as a)molten spring for him. And the jinn, some served him by the permission ofhis Lord. But as for those amongst them that swerved away from OurCommand, We shall let them taste the punishment of the Blaze (the Fire).
        13. They made for him whatever he wanted, arches, statues, bowls as basins,and fixed cauldrons. (We said:) 'Give thanks, House of David and work.'Yet only a few of My worshipers are thankful.
        14. And when We decreed(Solomon's) death, they had no indication that he was dead until (they sawa termite), a crawler of the earth eating away his staff. And when he felldown, the jinn realized that had they known the unseen, they would nothave continued in their humiliating punishment.
        15. For Sheba there wasindeed a sign. In their dwelling place there were two gardens, on theright and left side. (We said): 'Eat of your Lord's provisions and givethanks to Him, a good land, and a Lord who is the Forgiving.'
        16. But theyturned away. So We sent against them the Flood (at the city) of Arim, andexchanged their gardens with two others bearing bitter fruit andTamarisks, and here and there a few Lotus trees.
        17. As such We recompensedthem for their disbelief; do We recompense any except the unbelievers?
        18. Between them and the villages which We had blessed, We placed easilyvisible villages, and We spaced the journey between them exactly. (Wesaid): 'Travel through them by day and night in safety.'
        19. But they said:'Lord, make the stages between our journeys longer,' so they wrongedthemselves; so We made them news and We tore them utterly into pieces.Surely, there are signs in this for every one who is patient, thankful.
        20. iblis' made his guess true to them; and all except for a party ofbelievers followed him.
        21. Yet he had no authority over them except thatWe would know who believed in the Everlasting Life, from he who doubted.Your Lord is the Watcher over all things.
        22. Say: 'Call on those whom youassert, other than Allah. They do not possess as much as the weight of anatom in the heavens or earth, nor do they have a partnership in either,neither does He have supporters among them.'
        23. Intercession with Him willnot help, except for him to whom He gives permission. When terror islifted from their hearts, they shall say: 'What did your Lord say?' 'Thetruth,' they shall answer. 'He is the Most High, the Great.'
        24. Say: 'Whoprovides for you from the heavens and earth?' Say: 'Allah.' Surely, eitherwe or you are rightly guided or in clear error.
        25. Say: 'You will not tobe questioned about our sins, neither will we be questioned for youractions.'
        26. Say: 'Our Lord will bring us all together, then, with truth,He will rightly judge between us. He is the Opener, the Knower.
        27. Say:'Show me those whom you joined with Him as associates; no, indeed; ratherHe is Allah, the Almighty, the Wise.
        28. We did not send you (ProphetMuhammad) for all mankind except to bring them glad tidings and to warn,but most people do not know.
        29. They ask: 'When, if what you say is true,will this promise come?'
        30. Say: 'You are promised a Day. You can neitherhold it back, nor can you hasten it by a single hour.'
        31. The unbelieverssay: 'We will not believe in this Koran, nor in (the Books) that werebefore it.' If you could only see the harmdoers when they are broughtbefore their Lord! They will argue against each other. Those who had beenabased will say to those who were proud: 'But for you, we would have beenbelievers.'
        32. Then, those who were proud will say to those who wereabased, 'Was it we who barred you from the Guidance after it had come toyou? No, you yourselves were sinners.'
        33. Those that were abased will sayto those who were proud: 'Rather, it was scheming night and day, when youordered us to disbelieve in Allah and set up equals to Him.' And they willregret in secret when they see the punishment and We put (iron) fetters onthe necks of the unbelievers. Shall they be recompensed except for whatthey were doing?
        34. We never sent a warner to a village except that those(who lived) in luxury said: 'We disbelieve in the Message you have beensent with!'
        35. And they said: 'We have been given an abundance of wealthand children - we shall never be punished!'
        36. Say: 'My Lord outspreadsand withholds His provision to whomsoever He will. But most people do notknow.'
        37. It is neither your riches nor your children that shall bring youclose in nearness to Us, except he who believes and does good work. Forthose their awaits a double recompense for their deeds, they shall live insafety in their lofty chambers.
        38. But those who labor to negate Ourverses shall be arraigned in to the punishment.
        39. Say: 'My Lordoutspreads and withholds His provision to whomsoever He will of Hisworshipers. Whatsoever you expend He will replace it. He is the Best ofproviders.'
        40. On the Day when He gathers them all together, He will sayto the angels: 'Was it you that these worshipped?'
        41. 'Exaltations toYou!' they will answer. 'You are our Guardian other than them! No, ratherthey worshipped the jinn, and it was them which most believed.'
        42. Therefore, today none of you shall have the power to either benefit orharm one another.' To the evildoers We shall say: 'Taste the punishment ofthe Fire, which you belied!'
        43. When Our clear verses, are recited tothem, they say: 'This is nothing but a man whose wish is to prevent youfrom that which your fathers used to worship.' And they say: 'This isnothing but a forged lie.' And those who disbelieve say of the truth whenit reaches them: 'This is nothing but clear sorcery.'
        44. Yet We have notgiven them any Books to study, nor, before you, have We sent them awarner.
        45. Those who have gone before them belied, yet they did not reacha tenth of what We gave them; yet they belied My Messengers. And how was(My) rejection (their destruction)!
        46. Say: 'I give you only oneadmonition, that you stand before Allah either two by two, or one by oneand reflect. There is no madness is in your companion. He (ProphetMuhammad) is only a warner to you, before a terrible punishment.'
        47. Say:'I ask no wage of you; that shall be yours. My wage is only upon Allah andHe is Witness over everything.'
        48. Say: 'My Lord hurls the truth - theKnower of the Unseen.'
        49. Say: 'Truth has come. Falsehood has vanished andshall return no more.'
        50. Say: 'If I go astray, then I go astray onlyagainst myself; if I am guided it is because of that which my Lord hasrevealed to me. He is the Hearer, and the Near.'
        51. If you could only seewhen they (the unbelievers) are seized with terror, and there is noescape. They shall be seized from a nearby place,
        52. and say: 'We believein it.' But how can they reach from a place that is distant,
        53. since theydisbelieved in it before, guessing at the Unseen from a distant place?
        54. And a barrier is set between them and that which they desire, as it wasdone before with their like; they were in suspicious doubt.'

        35. The Originator - Fatir

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. Praise belongs for Allah, the Originator of the heavens and earth,who appointed the angels to be Messengers, with wings, two, three, andfour. He increases the creation as He wills. Allah has power over allthings.
        2. Whatever mercy Allah opens to people, none can withhold; andwhatever He withholds none can release after Him. He is the Almighty, theWise.
        3. People, remember the blessings of Allah to you. Except for Allah,is there any other creator who provides for you out of heaven and earth?There is no god except He. Where then do you turn?
        4. If they belie you,other Messengers have been belied before you. To Allah all matters arereturned.
        5. People, the promise of Allah is true, so do not let thispresent life delude you, and do not let the deluder (satan) delude youabout Allah.
        6. satan is indeed your enemy; therefore take him for anenemy. He calls his party so that they will become the companions of theBlaze.
        7. For the unbelievers awaits a terrible punishment, but for thosewho believe and do good deeds is forgiveness and a great recompense.
        8. What then of he whose evil deeds have been decorated fair to him andthinks them to be good? Allah leads astray whomsoever He will andwhomsoever He will He guides. Do not let your soul be wasted in regretsfor them; Allah has knowledge of all they do.
        9. Allah is He who sends thewinds that stir up the clouds. Then, We drive them on to a dead land andrevive the earth after it's death. Such is the Raising Up.
        10. He who wantsmight, the Might belongs to Allah altogether. To Him ascend good words,and the righteous deed He raises. But those who devise evil deeds - theirsshall be a terrible punishment, and their plotting shall be annulled.
        11. Allah created you from dust, then from a (sperm) drop. Then he made youpairs. No female conceives or is delivered except by His Knowledge. Hewhose life is long, whatsoever is increased or decreased of his age is ina Clear Book. Surely, that is easy for Allah.
        12. The two seas are notalike. One is fresh, sweet and pleasant to taste, while the other is saltand bitter. Yet, from each you eat fresh flesh and bring forth out of itornaments for you to wear. And you see the ships plow their course throughit so that you may seek His bounty, and in order that you give thanks.
        13. He causes the night to enter into the day and the day into the night. Hehas subjected the sun and the moon each running for a named term. Such isAllah, your Lord. To Him belongs the Kingdom; and those whom you callupon, other than Him, do not possess even as much as the membrane of adate-stone.
        14. If you supplicate to them they cannot hear yoursupplication, and if they heard, they cannot answer you. On the Day ofResurrection they will disown your associating. None can tell you like Hewho is the Aware.
        15. People, it is you who are in need of Allah. He is theRich, the Praised.
        16. He can put you away, if He will, and bring a newcreation
        17. this is not a great matter for Allah.
        18. No laden soul shallbear another's load. If one is heavy-burdened and calls for his load to becarried, nothing of it will be carried, not even if he is a closerelative. You warn only those who fear their Lord in the Unseen, andestablish the prayer. He who purifies himself, purifies himself for thegood of his own soul. To Allah is the arrival.
        19. The blind and the seeingare not equal,
        20. nor are darkness and light.
        21. The shade and the hotwind are not equal,
        22. nor are the living and the dead equal. Allah makesto hear whosoever He will, but you cannot make those who are in theirgraves hear.
        23. You (Prophet Muhammad) are but a warner.
        24. We have sentyou with the truth, a bearer of glad tidings and warning, for there is nonation, that has not had a warner pass away in it.
        25. If they belie you,those before them also belied. Their Messengers came to them with clearsigns; the Psalms, and the Illuminating Book.
        26. Then I seized those whodisbelieved, and how was My rejection!
        27. Did you not see how Allah sendsdown water from the sky and with it brings forth different colored fruits?In the mountains there are paths of various colors, of white and red, andjet-black.
        28. People too, and beasts and cattle have their differentcolors. But it is only those amongst His worshippers that fear Allah whohave knowledge. Indeed, Allah is the Almighty and the Forgiving.
        29. Indeed, those who recite the Book of Allah and establish their prayers andspend, in secret and in public of that which We have provided them, lookfor a trade that does not come to nothing,
        30. so that He may pay them infull their wages and enrich them from His bounty. Surely, He is theForgiver and the Thanker.
        31. That which We have revealed to you of theBook is the truth and it confirms what was before it. Allah is Aware andsees His worshipers.
        32. Then, We gave the Book as an inheritance to thoseof our worshipers whom We chose. Among them, is he who was harmful tohimself, and some who minimize, and some who, by the permission of Allah,race in charity, this is the greatest virtue.
        33. They shall enter theGardens of Eden, where they shall be adorned with bracelets of gold andwith pearls, and there, their robes shall be of silk.
        34. They shall say:'Praise belongs to Allah who has removed all sorrow from us. Indeed, ourLord is the Forgiver, the Thanker.
        35. Through His bounty He has made us tolive in the abode of Everlasting Life, where neither weariness nor fatigueshall touch us.'
        36. As for the unbelievers, theirs is the Fire of Gehenna.They shall neither be done away with nor die, and its punishment shallnever be lightened for them. As such shall We recompense every unbeliever.
        37. There they will cry out: 'Our Lord, bring us out, and we will do good,other than what we have done.' What, did We not make your lives longenough to remember for whosoever would remember? A warner came to you, sotaste now! None shall help the harmdoers.
        38. Allah knows the Unseen in theheavens and earth. He knows that which is in the innermost of the chests.
        39. It is He who made you caliphs in the earth. He who disbelieves, hisdisbelief shall be charged against him. The unbelievers disbelief doesnothing for them, except, increase them in hate with Allah - theirdisbelief increases the unbelievers only in loss.
        40. Say: 'Have youconsidered your associates who you call upon, other than Allah? Show mewhat they have created in the earth! Or, have they a partnership in theheavens?' Or, have We given them a Book so that they have proof of it? No,the harmdoers promise each other nothing else but delusion.
        41. It is Allahwho holds the heavens and the earth lest they vanish. Should they vanish,none would hold them after Him. He is the Clement, the Forgiving.
        42. Theysolemnly swore by Allah that if a warner came to them they would be morerightly guided than any other of the nations. Yet, when a warner came tothem, it only increased their aversion,
        43. behaving arrogantly in the landand devising evil. But, evil devising coils only those who do it. Do theylook except for the ways of former nations? You shall never find anychange in the way of Allah.
        44. What, have they not journeyed through theland and seen the end of those who went before them? They were strongerand mightier than themselves. Allah! There is nothing in heavens or earththat can frustrate Him, He is the Knower, the Able.
        45. If Allah shouldtake people to task for what they have earned, He would not leave onecreature that crawls upon the face (of the earth)! But, He is deferringthem to a named time. And when their time comes, indeed, Allah is the Seerof His worshipers.

        36. Yaseen - YaSeen

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. YaSeen.
        2. By the Wise Koran,
        3. you (Prophet Muhammad) are truly amongthe Messengers sent
        4. upon a Straight Path.
        5. The sending down of theMighty, the Most Merciful
        6. so that you may warn a people whose fatherswere not warned, and so were heedless.
        7. The Phrase has become obligatoryupon most of them, yet they do not believe.
        8. We have bound their neckswith fetters up to their chin, so that their heads are raised and cannotbe lowered.
        9. We have set a barrier before them and a barrier behind them,and, We have covered them so that they do not see.
        10. It is the samewhether you have warned them or you have not warned them, they do notbelieve.
        11. You only warn he who follows the Remembrance and fears theMerciful in the Unseen. Give to him glad tidings of forgiveness and agenerous wage.
        12. Surely, it is We who revive the dead and write down whatthey have forwarded and what they have left behind; We have countedeverything in a Clear Book.
        13. Give to them a parable; to the people ofthe village there came Messengers,
        14. We sent to them two, but they beliedthem so We reinforced them with a third. They said: 'We have surely beensent as Messengers to you.'
        15. But they said: 'You are only humans likeourselves. The Merciful has not sent down anything, your speech is butlies!'
        16. They said: 'Our Lord knows that we are Messengers to you.
        17. Andit is only for us to deliver a Clear Message.'
        18. They answered: 'Wepredict evil of you. If you do not desist, we will stone you and a painfulpunishment from us will befall you.'
        19. They said: 'Your prediction iswith you, if you are reminded. Surely, you are but a wayward nation.'
        20. Then, a man came running from the furthest part of the village 'Mynation,' he said, 'follow the Messengers,
        21. follow those who ask no wageof you and are rightly guided.
        22. Why should I not worship Him who hasoriginated me and to whom you shall all be returned?
        23. What, shall Itake, other than Him, gods whose intercession, if the Merciful desires toafflict me, cannot help me at all, and they will never save me?
        24. Surely,I should then be in clear error.
        25. I believe in your Lord, so hear me.'
        26. It was said (to him): 'Enter Paradise,' and he said: 'Would that mypeople knew
        27. that my Lord has forgiven me, and caused me to be amongstthe receivers of generosity.'
        28. And We did not send down to his nationafter him any army from heaven, neither would We send any down.
        29. It wasonly one Shout and they were silent, still.
        30. Woe, for those(unbelieving) worshipers! They mocked every Messenger that came to them.
        31. Have they not seen how many generations We destroyed before them? Theyshall never return to them,
        32. all shall be arraigned before Us.
        33. Thedead land is a sign for them. We revive it, and from it produce grain fromwhich they eat.
        34. And there We made gardens of palms and vines, and in itWe caused fountains to gush forth,
        35. so that they might eat of its fruitand the labor of their hands. Will they not give thanks?
        36. Exaltations toHim who created pairs of all the things the earth produces and ofthemselves, and that of which they have no knowledge.
        37. A sign for themis the night. From it We withdraw the day and they are in darkness.
        38. Thesun runs to its fixed resting-place; that is the decree of the Almighty,the Knower.
        39. And the moon, We have determined it in phases till itreturns like an old palm-branch.
        40. The sun shall not outstrip the moon,nor shall the night outstrip the day. Each is floating in an orbit.
        41. Anda sign for them is that We carried their offspring in the laden Ark (ofNoah).
        42. And We have created for them the like of it in which they board.
        43. We drown them if We will, then they have none to cry to, nor can theybe saved,
        44. except through Our Mercy and as enjoyment for awhile.
        45. Whenit is said to them: 'Have fear of that which is before you and behind youin order that you find mercy.'
        46. Yet there never comes to them any signof their Lord's signs, but they turn away from it.
        47. And when it is saidto them: 'Spend of that which Allah has given you,' the unbelievers say tothe believers: 'Are we to feed those whom Allah can feed if He chooses?Surely, you are only in clear error.'
        48. They also say: 'When will thispromise be, if what you say is true?'
        49. They await but one Shout, whichwill seize them while they dispute.
        50. Then they will be unable to make awill, nor shall they return to their kinsmen.
        51. And the Horn is blown,and, from the graves they rush forth to their Lord.
        52. 'Woe for us!' theywill say. 'Who has roused us from our sleeping-place? This is what theMerciful promised; the Messengers have spoken the truth!'
        53. And it is butone Shout and they are all arraigned before Us.
        54. Today, no soul shall bewronged a thing. You shall not be recompensed except according to yourdeeds.
        55. Indeed, the companions of the Garden are this Day busy in theirrejoicing.
        56. Together with their spouses, they shall recline on couchesin the shade.
        57. They shall have fruits and all that they call for.
        58. Peace, a saying from the Most Merciful Lord.
        59. (And He will say):'Distance yourselves, O sinners, this Day.
        60. Children of Adam, did I notmake a covenant with you, that you should not worship satan - he is surelya clear enemy to you -
        61. and that you worship Me? Surely, that is theStraight Path.
        62. Yet he has led many a host of you astray, did you notunderstand?
        63. This, then is Gehenna (Hell), that which you were promised.
        64. Roast well therein this Day for you were unbelievers.'
        65. This Day Weset a seal on their mouths and their hands speak to Us, and their feetwill testify to their earnings.
        66. Had it been Our will We would haveobliterated their sight so that they raced to the Path. But, how wouldthey see?
        67. Had it been Our will We would have transmuted them (intomonkeys, pigs and stones) where they were, so that they could neither goforward nor yet return.
        68. To whoever We give a long life We make himstoop. Do they not understand?
        69. We have not taught him (ProphetMuhammad) poetry, nor does it become him. This is only a Remembrance and aClear Holy Reading (Koran)
        70. that he may warn the living, and so thatJudgement may be passed against the unbelievers.
        71. Have they not seen howWe have created for them the cattle they master with Our Hands?
        72. We havesubdued these to them, and some of them they ride and some of them theyeat;
        73. they also have other uses in them and drinks. What, will they notgive thanks!
        74. And yet they have taken gods, other than Allah, so thatthey might helped!
        75. They cannot help them, for them (the so-called) armyare brought (with them to Hell).
        76. So do not let their sayings grieveyou. Surely, We have knowledge of what they hide and all that they reveal.
        77. Has the human not seen how We created him from a drop (of sperm)? Yethe is a clear opponent.
        78. And he has struck for Us a parable, andforgotten his own creation. He asks: 'Who will quicken the bones afterthey have decayed?'
        79. Say: 'He will quicken them who originated them thefirst time; He has knowledge of every creation;
        80. who has made fire foryou from the green tree with which you kindle.'
        81. Is He who created theheavens and the earth unable to create their like? Yes, indeed, He is theCreator, the Knower.
        82. When He wills a thing, His command is to say to it'Be', and it is!
        83. Exaltations to Him in whose Hand is the Kingdom of allthings, and to Him you will be returned.

        37. The Alignment - As-Saffat

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. By the aligners (angels) aligning.
        2. and the drivers driving,
        3. andthose who recite the Remembrance
        4. surely, your God is One,
        5. the Lord ofthe heavens and the earth and of all that is between them; the Lord of theEasts.
        6. We have adorned the lower heaven with the adornment of theplanets,
        7. a protection against every rebel satan;
        8. so they cannot listento the High Assembly, for they are pelted from every side.
        9. They arerejected and theirs is an everlasting punishment;
        10. except such assnatches a fragment, and he is pursued by a piercing flame.
        11. So askthem, are they stronger in constitution, or those whom We have created. Wehave created them of sticky clay.
        12. No, you marvel, while they scoff.
        13. When they are reminded, they do not remember.
        14. When they are shown asign, they scoff at it
        15. and say: 'This is nothing but clear sorcery!'
        16. What, when we are dead and become dust and bones, shall we be resurrected.
        17. What, and our forefathers, the ancients!'
        18. Say: 'Yes, but worthless.'
        19. It will be but one Shout, then see, they are watching
        20. and they willsay: 'Woe for us. This is the Day of Recompense.'
        21. This is the Day ofDecision which you belied.
        22. Gather together the evildoers, their wives,and that they were worshipping,
        23. other than Allah, and guide them to thePath of Hell!
        24. And halt them so that they may be questioned.
        25. 'Why doyou not help one another?
        26. No, today they will resign themselves insubmission,
        27. and approach each other with questions,
        28. saying: 'Youused to come to us from the right hand.'
        29. But they reply: 'Rather, youwere not believers.
        30. We had no authority over you, but you were aninsolent nation.
        31. The statement of Our Lord is realized against us, andwe are tasting it,
        32. we perverted you, indeed, we were perverts.'
        33. Therefore, on that Day they will all share Our punishment.
        34. As such Weshall deal with the evildoers.
        35. For when it was said to them: 'There isno god except Allah,' they were always proud
        36. and said: 'Are we torenounce our gods for the sake of a mad poet?'
        37. No, indeed, he hasbrought the truth, and confirmed the Messengers.
        38. You shall certainlytaste the painful punishment:
        39. but you shall not be recompensed exceptfor what you were doing.
        40. But for the sincere worshipers of Allah,
        41. there is waiting for them a known provision;
        42. fruits. And they arereceivers of generosity
        43. in the Gardens of Delight,
        44. sitting face toface upon couches,
        45. a goblet from a spring shall be passed round to them
        46. white, a delight to the drinkers,
        47. there is neither sickness in it,nor intoxication.
        48. And with them will be maidens (houris) who restraintheir wide glances
        49. as if they were hidden pearls.
        50. They will go toone another asking each other questions.
        51. One of them will say: 'I had acompanion
        52. who would say: "Are you among the believers (of theresurrection)?
        53. When we are dead and turned to dust and bones, shall webe recompensed?"
        54. And he will reply: 'Are you looking down (into Hell)?'
        55. Then, he will look and see him in the midst of Hell.
        56. 'By Allah,' hewill say, 'you almost destroyed me!
        57. But for the Favor of Allah I shouldhave surely been among those who were arraigned (with you in Hell).
        58. What then, shall we not die
        59. except our first death, and shall we not bepunished?'
        60. Indeed, this is the mighty victory,
        61. and for the like ofthis let the workers work.
        62. Is this a better hospitality or the tree ofAz-Zakkum!
        63. We have made this (tree) a trial for the evildoers.
        64. It isa tree that grows from the bottom of Hell;
        65. its spathes are like theheads of satans
        66. on it they shall feed, and with it they shall filltheir bellies.
        67. On top of it they shall have a brew of boiling water,
        68. then their return is to Hell.
        69. They found their fathers in error,
        70. yetthey run in their footsteps,
        71. yet before them most of the ancients wentastray,
        72. though We had sent among them warners.
        73. See then the end ofthose who were warned,
        74. except the sincere worshipers of Allah.
        75. Noahcalled to Us, and We are the Best to answer.
        76. We saved him and hispeople from the great distress,
        77. and We made his offspring thesurvivors.
        78. And We let it remain upon him in the latter:
        79. 'Peace beupon Noah among all the worlds.'
        80. As such We recompense the good-doers,
        81. he was one of Our believing worshipers.
        82. Afterwards We drowned theothers.
        83. Of his party was Abraham.
        84. (Remember when) he came to hisLord with a pure heart;
        85. and when he said to his father and to hisnation: 'What do you worship?
        86. It is falsehood that you desire godsother than Allah!
        87. What do you think of the Lord of the Worlds?'
        88. Hecast a glance at the stars
        89. and said: 'Surely, I am sick (of what youworship)!'
        90. But they turned their backs and went away from him.
        91. Thenhe turned to their gods, and said: 'What do you eat?
        92. What is the matterwith you, that you do not speak?'
        93. And he turned upon them striking themwith the right hand.
        94. Thereafter they (the people) came to him in haste.
        95. He said: 'Do you worship what you, yourselves have carved
        96. when it isAllah who created you and all that you do?'
        97. They replied: 'Build forhim a building and cast him into the fire.'
        98. Their desire was to outwithim, but We made them to be the humiliated.
        99. He said: 'I will go to myLord; He will guide me.
        100. My Lord, grant me a righteous (son).'
        101. AndWe gave him the glad tidings of a very gentle son (Ishmael).
        102. And whenhe reached the age of traveling with him, he said: 'My son, while I wassleeping I saw that I shall slaughter (sacrifice) you, tell me what isyour opinion.' He replied: 'Father, do as you are ordered (by Allah).Allah willing, you shall find me one of those who are steadfast.'
        103. Andwhen they had both submitted, and his son had laid down prostrate upon hisforehead,
        104. We called to him, saying: 'O Abraham,
        105. you have confirmedyour vision.' As such We recompense the good-doers.
        106. That was indeed aclear trial.
        107. So, We ransomed him with a mighty sacrifice,
        108. and Welet it (the beautiful praise) remain upon him in the latter (generations),
        109. 'Peace be upon Abraham!'
        110. As such We recompense the good-doers.
        111. He was one of Our believing worshipers.
        112. Then, We gave him the gladtidings of Isaac, a Prophet, one of the righteous,
        113. and We blessed himand Isaac, and from their offspring are some good-doers, and others whoclearly wronged themselves.
        114. We also favored Moses and Aaron
        115. and Wesaved them with their nation from a great distress.
        116. We helped them,and they became victorious,
        117. and We gave them the Clear Book,
        118. andguided them upon the Straight Path.
        119. And We let it (the beautifulpraise) remain upon on both of them in the latter (generations),
        120. 'Peace be upon Moses and Aaron!'
        121. As such We recompense the good-doers.
        122. They were among Our believing worshipers.
        123. And Elias (El Yaseen)was among the Messengers.
        124. He asked his people: 'Do you not fear(Allah)?
        125. Do you call on Ba'lan (the idol Baal) and abandon the BestCreator,
        126. Allah is your Lord and the Lord of your fathers, theancients.'
        127. But they belied him, so they will be among the arraigned(in Hell),
        128. except the sincere worshipers of Allah.
        129. And We let it(the beautiful praise) remain upon him in the latter (generations),
        130. 'Peace be upon El Yaseen!'
        131. As such We recompense the good-doers.
        132. He was among Our believing worshipers.
        133. Lot, too, was among theMessengers.
        134. We saved him and all his kinsmen,
        135. except an old womanwho lingered,
        136. and We destroyed the others.
        137. You pass by them in themorning
        138. and at night, will you not understand?
        139. Jonah, too, was oneof the Messengers.
        140. He ran away to the laden ship,
        141. and cast lots,and he was among the losers (of the lots that were cast).
        142. So the whaleswallowed him, for he was blameworthy,
        143. and had he not been among thosewho exalt (Allah),
        144. he would have lingered in its belly till the Daythey are resurrected.
        145. But We cast him, upon the shore, and he was ill,
        146. and We caused a pumpkin tree to grow over him.
        147. Then We sent him toa hundred thousand or more,
        148. and they believed, and We gave themenjoyment for awhile.
        149. Now, ask them, has your Lord daughters, and theysons?
        150. Or, did We create the angels females while they were witnessing?
        151. Then is it of their lying that they say:
        152. 'Allah has begotten?'They are truly liars.
        153. Has He chosen daughters above sons?
        154. What isthe matter with you? How do you judge?
        155. What, will you not remember?
        156. Or, do you have a clear authority?
        157. Bring your Book, if what yousay is true!
        158. They assert kinship between Him and the angels. But theangels know that they (the liars) will be arraigned (in Hell).
        159. Exaltations to Allah above what they describe,
        160. except for the sincereworshipers of Allah.
        161. But as for you, and that you worship,
        162. youshall tempt none against Him
        163. except for he who shall roast in Hell.
        164. (Gabriel said to the Prophet): 'Each of us has a known place.
        165. Weare surely those who are arranged in ranks.
        166. And we are they who exalt(Allah).'
        167. What, would they then say:
        168. 'If only we had a reminderfrom the ancients,
        169. we would have been sincere worshipers of Allah.'
        170. But they disbelieve in it (the Koran), but soon they shall know!
        171. Our Word had already preceded Our worshipers, the Messengers,
        172. thatthey shall receive Our help
        173. and Our armies shall be the victors.
        174. So turn (away) from them for a while.
        175. See them and soon they shallsee.
        176. What, do they seek to hasten Our punishment?
        177. When it descendsupon their courtyards, evil will be the morning of those forewarned.
        178. So turn (away) from them for a while,
        179. and see, soon they shall see!
        180. Exaltations be to your Lord, the Lord of Might, above that theydescribe!
        181. Peace be on the Messengers.
        182. And praise belongs to Allah,Lord of the Worlds.

        38. Saad - Saad

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. Saad, by the Holy Reading (Koran) of the Remembrance.
        2. No, theunbelievers exalt in their division.
        3. How many generations have Wedestroyed before them. They called: 'The time is neither of escape, norsafety.'
        4. They marvel now that, from among themselves, a warner has cometo them. The unbelievers say: 'This is a lying sorcerer.
        5. What, has hemade the gods One God? This is indeed a wondrous thing.'
        6. Their assemblyleft (saying): 'Go, and be patient to your gods, this is something to bedesired.
        7. We never heard of this in the former religion. It is nothingbut an invention.
        8. What, out of all of us, has the Remembrance been sentdown to him (Prophet Muhammad)?' No, they are doubtful about MyRemembrance, no, they have not yet tasted My punishment.
        9. Or, have theythe treasuries of the Mercy of your Lord, the Almighty, the Giving?
        10. Or,is theirs the Kingdom of the heavens and the earth and all that is betweenthem? Then let them ascend by (their) means!
        11. The army is defeated as(were) the confederates.
        12. Before them the nations of Noah, Aad andPharaoh, and he of the tent-pegs belied,
        13. Thamood, the nation of Lot andthe dwellers of the Thicket - such were the confederates.
        14. There was notone of those that did not belie the Messengers. Therefore, My retributionwas realized.
        15. These only wait for a single Shout for which there willbe no delay.
        16. They say: 'Our Lord, hasten to us our share before the Dayof Recompense.'
        17. Bear patiently with what they say, and remember Ourworshiper David, a man of might. He was ever turning in repentance.
        18. Wesubjected the mountains to exalt (Me) with him in the evening and atsunrise,
        19. and the birds, too, gathered each obedient to him.
        20. We madehis kingdom strong and gave him wisdom and decisive speech.
        21. Has thenews of the dispute reached you (Prophet Muhammad)? When they scaled theSanctuary
        22. they went to David whereupon he was afraid of them, but theysaid: 'Do not be afraid, we are two that have a dispute, one of us haswronged the other. Judge between us justly, and do not transgress, andguide us to the Right Path.
        23. This, my brother has ninety-nine ewes, butI have only one ewe (a female sheep). He said: "Give her into my keeping"and overcame me in the argument.'
        24. He (David) replied: 'He has withoutdoubt wronged you in seeking to add your ewe to his sheep. Manyintermixers wrong one another; except those who believe, and do goodworks, and they are few indeed.' David realized that We had tried him andsought the forgiveness of his Lord and fell down, prostrate and repented.
        25. So, We forgave him that, and he has a near place with Us and a finereturn.
        26. (We said): 'David, We have made you a caliph in the earth.Judge with justice among people and do not yield to your own preference incase it should lead you from the Path of Allah. Surely, a terriblepunishment awaits those who stray from the Path of Allah, because theyforget the Day of Reckoning.'
        27. It was not in falsehood that We createdthe heavens and the earth and all that is between them. That is thethought of the unbelievers. But woe to the unbelievers because of theFire!
        28. Are We to make those who believe and do good works the same asthose who corrupt the earth? Are We to make the righteous as the wicked?
        29. It is a Blessed Book that We have sent down to you (Prophet Muhammad),so that those possessed with minds might ponder its verses and remember.
        30. We gave Solomon to David; and he was an excellent worshiper, he waspenitent.
        31. When his dressage steeds were presented to him in theevening,
        32. he said: 'Indeed I have loved the love of good things betterthan the remembrance of my Lord until the sun has vanished behind a veil.
        33. Bring them back to me!' And he hacked their legs and necks(slaughtering them for Allah).
        34. Indeed, We tried Solomon and placed abody (of a child) upon his throne, then he repented.
        35. He said: 'Forgiveme my Lord, and give me a kingdom the like of which will not befall anyafter me, surely, You are the Giver.'
        36. So We subjected the wind to him,so that it ran softly by his command wherever he wished;
        37. and thesatans, every builder and diver
        38. and others joined together by (iron)fetters.
        39. 'This is Our gift, give or withhold without reckoning.'
        40. Andhe has a place near to Us, and a fine return.
        41. Also, remember Ourworshiper Job. He called out to his Lord, (saying): 'satan has afflictedme with harm and pain.'
        42. (We said): 'Stamp your foot on the ground, hereis cool water with which to wash and a drink.'
        43. We restored to him tohis family and like those with them, a mercy from Us and a reminder to anation that understand.
        44. (We said to him): 'Take a bundle of rushes andstrike with it; and do not break your oath.' We found him to be patient, agood worshiper and he was penitent.
        45. Also, remember Our worshipersAbraham, Isaac, and Jacob, those of might and vision.
        46. Indeed, Wepurified them with a most pure quality, the remembrance of the EverlastingLife.
        47. Indeed with Us they are among the chosen, the excellent.
        48. Also,remember our worshipers Ishmael, Elisha, and Thul-Kifl, they are among thegood.
        49. This is a Reminder, and indeed for the cautious is a fine return,
        50. the Gardens of Eden whose gates shall be open to them,
        51. in which theywill recline, and call for abundant fruit and drink therein.
        52. And withthem will be maidens of equal age with modest gaze.
        53. 'This is what youare promised on the Day of Recompense,
        54. this is Our unending provision.'
        55. All of this; but, for the proud there is an ill return.
        56. They shallroast in (the Fire) of Gehenna, an evil cradling.
        57. All of this; so letthem taste it, boiling water and pus,
        58. and other similar to it, joinedtogether.
        59. (We shall say to their leaders): 'This is a troop rushing inwith you, there is no welcome for them, they shall roast in the Fire.'
        60. But they will say: 'No, it is you that has no welcome. It was you whobrought it upon us, an evil place!'
        61. They will say: 'Our Lord, givethose who brought this upon us double the punishment of the Fire!'
        62. Andthey will say: 'Why do we not see the men that we counted as being amongthe wicked in here?
        63. Have we taken them in mockery? Or, have our eyesswerved from them?'
        64. Surely that is true - the disputing of theinhabitants of the Fire
        65. Say: 'I am only a warner. There is no godexcept Allah, the One, the Conqueror,
        66. the Lord of the heavens and theearth and all that is between them; the Almighty, the Forgiving.'
        67. Say:'This is a mighty message
        68. from which you turn away.
        69. I had noknowledge of the High Assembly's dispute.
        70. This alone is revealed to me,I am only a clear warner.'
        71. When your Lord said to the angels: 'I amcreating a human from clay,
        72. after I have shaped him and breathed of Myspirit (I created) into him, fall down prostrate before him.'
        73. So allthe angels prostrated themselves
        74. except iblis (satan, the father of thejinn), he became too proud, for he was one of the unbelievers.
        75. He(Allah) said: 'iblis, what prevented you from prostrating yourself towardsthat which I have created with My Hands? Have you become too proud, or areyou among the grand?'
        76. He (satan) replied: 'I am better than he. Youcreated me from fire, and You created him from clay.'
        77. 'Begone!' saidHe, 'you are stoned'.
        78. 'My curse shall rest on you until the Day ofRecompense.'
        79. He (satan) replied: 'Respite me my Lord till the Day ofResurrection.'
        80. He (Allah) said: 'You are among those that are respited
        81. till the Day of the known time.'
        82. He (satan) said: 'I swear by YourMight, that I will seduce all of them
        83. except those among them who areYour sincere worshipers.'
        84. He (Allah) said: 'This is the truth, and Ispeak the truth:
        85. I shall certainly fill Gehenna with you and every oneof them that follows you.'
        86. Say (Prophet Muhammad): 'For this I ask ofyou no wage, and I am not of those who take things upon themselves.
        87. This is nothing else but a reminder to all the worlds,
        88. and after awhile you shall know its news.'

        39. The Groups - Az-Zumar

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. The sending down of the Book is from Allah, the Almighty, the Wise,
        2. We have sent down the Book with the truth to you (Prophet Muhammad),therefore worship Allah, and make your religion sincerely His.
        3. Is it notthat the sincere religion belongs to Allah? As for those who chooseguardians, other than Him, (saying): 'We only worship them so that theywill bring us near to Allah,' Indeed, Allah will judge between themconcerning their differences. Indeed, Allah does not guide he who is anunthankful liar.
        4. If Allah had desired to take a son, He would havechosen whatever He willed out of His creation. Exaltations to Him! He isAllah, the One, the Conqueror.
        5. He created the heavens and the earth intruth, wrapping the night about the day and wrapping the day about thenight, He has subjected the sun and the moon each to run for a statedterm. Is He not the Almighty, the Forgiving?
        6. He created you from asingle soul, then from it He created its spouse. And He sent down to youeight pairs of the cattle. He creates you in your mothers' womb, creationafter creation, in three (stages of) darkness. Such then is Allah, yourLord. For Him is the Kingdom. There is no god except Him. How, then, canyou turn away?
        7. If you disbelieve, Allah is Rich, independent of you. YetHe does not approve of disbelief to His worshipers, but if you believe Hewill approve it in you. No laden soul shall bear another's load. Then, toAllah you shall return and He will tell to you what you have done. Heknows the innermost of your chests.
        8. When an affliction befalls a human,he supplicates to his Lord and turns to Him (in repentance) yet, no soonerdoes He bestow on him His blessing than he forgets that for which he hadjust supplicated and sets up associates with Allah in order to lead(people) away from His Path. Say: 'Enjoy your disbelief for awhile, youshall surely be among the companions of the Fire.
        9. Or, is he who isobedient that prostrates himself and stands during parts of the night,being afraid of the Everlasting Life but hoping for the Mercy of the Lord(to be compared to the unbeliever)?' Say: 'Are they equal, those who knowand those who do not know?' Only those with minds remember.
        10. Say: 'Myworshipers who believe, fear your Lord. For those who do good in thisworld there is good - and the earth of Allah is wide - surely, those whoare patient will be recompensed in full without count.'
        11. Say: 'I amordered to worship Allah making my religion sincerely His.
        12. I am orderedto be the first of those to be submissive (Muslims to Him).'
        13. Say:'Indeed, if I rebel against my Lord I fear the punishment of a dreadfulDay.'
        14. Say: 'I worship Allah and make my religion sincerely His.
        15. (Asfor yourselves) worship what you will, other than Him.' Say: 'The losersare surely those who lose themselves and their families on the Day ofResurrection. Is that not a clear loss?'
        16. Above them they shall havelayers of fire and beneath them layers. By this Allah puts fear into Hisworshipers.' 'O My worshipers, fear Me!'
        17. Those who shun the worship ofidols and turn in repentance to Allah - for them glad tidings. Thereforegive good tidings to My worshipers,
        18. who listen to the Words and followwhat is finest of it. These are they whom Allah has guided. They are thoseof understanding.
        19. Can you save from the Fire he whom against the wordof punishment has been realized?
        20. As for those who fear their Lord,there await high mansions above which are built (more) high mansions,beneath which rivers flow, such is the promise of Allah; Allah will notfail His promise.
        21. Have you not seen how Allah sends down water from thesky and threaded it as springs in the earth? Then, He brings forth plantsof various colors, after which they wither, and you see them turningyellow, and then He makes them into broken stubble. Surely, in this thereis a reminder for those of understanding.
        22. Is he whose chest Allah hasexpanded to Islam, so that he walks upon a light from his Lord (as thosewhose heart is sealed)? But woe to those whose hearts are hardened againstthe Remembrance of Allah! Those are in clear error.
        23. Allah has sent downthe best discourse, a Book, consimilar in its oft-repeated (verses) thatthe skins of those who fear their Lord tremble; and thereafter their skinsand hearts soften to the Remembrance of Allah. Such is the Guidance ofAllah, whereby He guides whosoever He will; and whosoever Allah leadsastray, he has no guide.
        24. Is he whose face is cautious of the evil ofthe punishment on the Day of Resurrection (to be compared to theunbeliever)! To the evildoers it shall be said: 'Now taste that which youhave been earning.'
        25. Those who went before them also belied, then Ourpunishment overtook them from where they were unaware;
        26. Allah let themtaste degradation in this present life, but the punishment of theEverlasting Life shall be greater if they but knew.
        27. Indeed, We havestruck of every manner of parable for mankind in this Koran in order thatthey will remember.
        28. It is an Arabic Koran free from all crookedness, inorder that they will be cautious.
        29. Allah has struck an example of a manshared by disagreeing partners, and a man who is owned by just one man,are the two equally alike? Praise belongs to Allah, but most of them donot know.
        30. You are mortal, and they are mortal
        31. then, on the Day ofResurrection, you shall dispute before your Lord.
        32. Who does greater evilthan he who lies against Allah and belies the truth when it comes to him?Is there not a lodging in Gehenna (Hell) for the unbelievers?
        33. And hewho comes with the truth, and confirms it, those are they who surely fearAllah.
        34. They shall have whatever they want with their Lord, that is therecompense of the good-doers,
        35. that Allah may acquit them of the worstof what they did, and recompense with the finest wages for what they did.
        36. Is it not that Allah suffices His worshiper, even though they frightenyou with those other than Him? He whom Allah leads astray has no guide.
        37. But he whom Allah guides, none can lead astray. Is not Allah the Almighty,capable of retribution?
        38. If you ask them who created the heavens and theearth, they will reply: 'Allah.' Say: 'Do you think that, if Allah willsto afflict me those you call upon, other than Him, could remove Hisaffliction, or, that if He wills to let me have mercy, they could withholdHis Mercy?' Say: 'Allah suffices me. Those who put their trust, put theirtrust in Him.'
        39. Say: 'O nation, work according to your status, I amworking according to my status, and soon you will know
        40. upon whom thepunishment will come that will degrade him, and who will be overtaken byan everlasting punishment.'
        41. Surely, We have sent down to you the Bookfor mankind with the truth. Whosoever is guided, is guided for himself,and he who goes astray, it is only for his own loss, you (ProphetMuhammad) are not their (compulsory) guardian.
        42. Allah takes away soulsat the time of their death (the temporary death of sleep), and those whodo not die during their sleep He withholds that upon which He has decreeddeath, but turns lose the other till a stated term. Surely, there aresigns in this for a nation who contemplate.
        43. Have they chosen, otherthan Allah, to intercede for them? Say: 'What, even though they have nopower at all, nor understanding?'
        44. Say: 'Intercession belongs altogetherto Allah. His is the Kingdom of the heavens and the earth. To Him youshall be returned.'
        45. When Allah is mentioned alone, the hearts of thosewho do not believe in the Everlasting Life shrink in aversion. But whenthose, other than Him, are mentioned, see, they are filled with gladtidings.
        46. Say: 'O Allah, the Originator of the heavens and the earth whohas knowledge of the Unseen and Visible, You shall judge between thedifferences of Your worshipers.'
        47. On the Day of Resurrection, if theharmdoers owned all that is in the earth and as much again besides, theywould offer it to ransom themselves from the evil of the punishment. FromAllah will come to them that with which they had never reckoned,
        48. andthe evils of their earnings will appear to them, and that which theymocked at will encompass them.
        49. When an affliction befalls a human hecalls upon Us, but when We confer Our Favor on him, he says: 'I have onlybeen given it on account of knowledge.' Rather, it is but a trial, yetmost do not know.
        50. Those before them said the same, but what they earneddid not help them;
        51. and the evil of their earnings coiled upon them. Theharmdoers among these will also be coiled by the evils of their earnings,they will be unable to defeat it.
        52. Do they not know that Allahoutspreads and withholds His provision to whosoever He will? Surely, thereare signs in this for a believing nation.
        53. Say: 'O My worshipers, whohave sinned excessively against themselves, do not despair of the Mercy ofAllah, surely, Allah forgives all sins. He is the Forgiver, the MostMerciful.
        54. Turn to your Lord and surrender yourselves to Him before thepunishment overtakes you, for then you will not be helped.
        55. Follow thebest of what has been sent down from your Lord before the punishmentovertakes you suddenly, while you are unaware.'
        56. Lest any soul shouldsay: 'Sadly, I have neglected my duty to Allah and was of those thatmocked.'
        57. Or, lest it should say: 'If Allah had only guided me I wouldhave been one of the cautious.'
        58. Or, lest when it sees the punishmentshould say: 'O that I might return, and be among those that did good!'
        59. 'Indeed, My verses did come to you, but you belied them. You were proudand became one of the unbelievers.'
        60. On the Day of Resurrection, youshall see those who lied about Allah with blackened faces. In Gehenna isthere not a lodging for those who were proud?
        61. But, Allah will savethose who fear Him with their winnings (Paradise). No evil shall touchthem, nor shall they ever grieve.
        62. Allah is the Creator of all things,and of all things He is the Guardian.
        63. To Him belong the keys of theheavens and the earth. Those who disbelieve in the verses of Allah - theyare the losers.
        64. Say: 'O you who are ignorant, is it other than Allahthat you would order me to worship?'
        65. It has already been revealed toyou and to those who have gone before you, that if you associate(partners) with Allah, your works would be annulled and you will be amongthe losers.
        66. No, worship Allah and be with those who give thanks!
        67. They have not valued Allah with His true value. But on the Day ofResurrection, the entire earth will be in His grip, and the heavens shallbe rolled up upon in His Right. Exaltations to Him! Exalted high is Heabove all that they associate!
        68. The Horn shall be blown and all who arein heavens and earth shall swoon, except those whom Allah wills. Then, theHorn will blow again and they shall stand and gaze.
        69. The earth willshine with the Light of its Lord, and the Book (of deeds) will be set (inplace). The Prophets and witnesses shall be brought and the matter will bejustly decided between them, and they will not be wronged.
        70. Every soulshall be paid in full according to what it has done, for He knows wellwhat they did.
        71. In companies the unbelievers shall be driven intoGehenna. As they draw near, its gates will be opened and its keepers willask them: 'Did there not come to you Messengers of your own, who recitedto you the verses of your Lord and warned you of the encounter of thisyour Day?' 'Yes indeed,' they will answer. And the word of the punishmenthas been realized against the unbelievers.
        72. It will be said to them:'Enter the gates of Gehenna and live there for ever.' Evil is the lodgingplace of the proud.
        73. Then, those that feared their Lord shall be drivenin companies into Paradise. When they draw near its gates will be opened,and its keepers will say to them: 'Peace be upon you, you have done well.Enter and live in it for ever.'
        74. They will say: 'Praise belongs to Allahwho has been true to His promise to us and given us the earth to inherit,that we shall live in Paradise wherever we wish.' How excellent is therecompense of those that labor!
        75. And you shall see the angels encirclingthe Throne exalting with the praise of their Lord. And the matter will bejustly decided between them, and it shall be said: 'Praise belongs toAllah, Lord of all the Worlds!'

        40. The Forgiver - Ghafir

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. HaMeem.
        2. The sending down of the Book is from Allah, the Almighty,the Knower.
        3. The Forgiver of sins and the Acceptor of repentance. Sternin retribution, the Bountiful, there is no god except He and to Him is thearrival.
        4. None but the unbelievers dispute concerning the verses ofAllah. So do not be deluded by their going to and fro in the land.
        5. Thenation of Noah before them belied, and so did the parties after them.Every nation strove against their Messenger to seize him, disputing withfalse arguments to refute the truth. Then I seized them, how was Mypunishment!
        6. And so it is that the Word of your Lord shall be realizedagainst the unbelievers - they are the inhabitants of the Fire.
        7. Thosewho bear the Throne and those around it exalt with the praise of theirLord and believe in Him. They ask forgiveness for the believers (saying):'Our Lord, You embrace all things in mercy and knowledge. Forgive thosewho repent and follow Your Way. Shield them against the punishment ofHell.
        8. Admit them, Our Lord, to the Gardens of Eden which You havepromised them, together with those who were righteous among their fathers,their wives, and their offspring. You are the Almighty, the Wise,
        9. andguard them against all evil deeds. Whosoever You guarded against evildeeds on that Day, surely, You have had mercy upon them, and that isindeed the mighty triumph.'
        10. It shall be proclaimed to the unbelievers:'Surely, the hatred of Allah for you is greater than your hatred ofyourselves. You were called to belief but disbelieved.'
        11. They shall say:'Our Lord, twice You have made us die, and twice You have given us life,now, we confess our sins. Is there any way we can be brought out of this?'
        12. (They shall be answered): 'That is because you disbelieved when Allahalone was supplicated to, but when others were associated with Him youbelieved.' Judgement belongs to Allah, the Most High, the Great.
        13. It isHe who shows to you His signs and sends down your provision from the sky.Yet no one remembers except he who is penitent.
        14. Supplicate then toAllah making your religion sincerely His, even though the unbelieversoppose it.
        15. Exalter in ranks, Owner of the Throne. He lets the spirit(the revelation) descend at His order on those of His worshipers whom Hechooses, in order that He warns of the Day of the Meeting;
        16. the Day whenthey shall rise up with nothing hidden from Allah. And who is the Owner ofthe Kingdom on that Day? Allah, the One, the Conqueror!
        17. On that Dayevery soul shall be recompensed for its earnings and on that Day noneshall be wronged. The reckoning of Allah is swift.
        18. Warn them againstthe Imminent Day when, choking with anguish, the hearts will be in theirthroats, the harmdoers will not have a single, loyal friend, and therewill be no intercessor to be obeyed.
        19. He (Allah) knows the furtive looksof the eyes and what the chests conceal.
        20. With justice Allah will judge,but those upon whom they call, other than Him, can not judge anything atall! Allah is the Hearer, the Seer.
        21. Have they never journeyed throughthe land and seen what was the end of those who have gone before them?They were stronger than themselves in might and left firmer traces in theearth, but Allah seized them for their sinning, and they had none toprotect them from Allah.
        22. That was because they disbelieved theirMessengers when they came to them with clear signs, and so Allah seizedthem. Surely, He is Strong, and Stern in retribution.
        23. We sent Moseswith Our signs and with clear authority
        24. to Pharaoh, Haman, and Korah.But they said: 'A sorcerer, a liar.'
        25. And when he brought them the truthfrom Us they said: 'Kill the sons of those who believe with him, but sparetheir women.' But the scheming of the unbelievers is always in error.
        26. Pharaoh said: 'Let me kill Moses, then let him call to his Lord! I amfearful that he will change your religion or cause mischief in the land.'
        27. Moses said: 'I take refuge in my Lord and in your Lord from every proud(person), who does not believe in Day of Reckoning.'
        28. But one ofPharaoh's people, who was in secret a believer, asked: 'Would you kill aman because he says: "My Lord is Allah?" He has brought you clear signsfrom your Lord. If he is lying, let his lie be on his head, but, if he isspeaking the truth then at least a part of what he promises will befallyou. Allah does not guide the lying sinner.
        29. O my nation, today thekingdom is yours and you are the masters in the land. But, if the might ofAllah should come against us, who will help us?' Pharaoh said: 'I only letyou see what I see. I guide you to the path of righteousness!'
        30. The onewho believed said: 'I fear for you the like of the day of the confederatesmy nation,
        31. or, something similar to the circumstances of the nations ofNoah, Aad, and Thamood, and those who came after them. Allah does not wantto wrong His worshipers.
        32. And, my nation, I fear for you the Day ofCalling,
        33. the Day when you will turn in retreat with none to protect youfrom Allah. He whom Allah leads astray has no guide.
        34. Before this,Joseph brought you clear signs, but you continued to be doubtful of thatwhich he brought. When he passed away you said: "Allah will never sendanother Messenger after him." As such Allah leads astray the sinner, thedoubter.
        35. Those who dispute the signs of Allah without any authorityhaving reached them are very hateful before Allah and the believers. Assuch Allah sets a seal on every heart that is proud and arrogant.
        36. Pharaoh said: 'Haman, build me a tower that I can reach the ways,
        37. theways of heaven so that I may look upon the God of Moses, because I thinkthat he is a liar!' And so Pharaoh's evil deeds were made to seem fair tohim, and he was barred from the Way. And Pharaoh's guile came to nothingexcept ruin.
        38. He who was a believer said: 'Follow me, my nation, so thatI may guide you to the Right Path.
        39. O my nation, the life of this worldis nothing but an enjoyment, but surely, the life of the Everlasting Lifeis the stable abode.
        40. Those who do an evil deed shall only be rewardedwith its like, but those who believe and do good works, either men andwomen, shall enter the Gardens of Paradise and are provided for withoutreckoning.
        41. My nation, how is it that I call you to salvation and youcall me to the Fire?
        42. You call me to disbelieve in Allah and toassociate with Him that of which I know nothing; while I call you to theAlmighty, the Forgiving.
        43. There is no doubt that what you call me to hasneither a call in this world, nor in the Everlasting Life. To Allah weshall return, and the excessive sinners are the inhabitants of the Fire.
        44. You will remember what I say to you. To Allah I commit my affair,surely, Allah sees His worshipers.'
        45. Allah saved him from the evils thatthey devised, and an evil punishment encompassed Pharaoh's people.
        46. (Before) the Fire they shall be exposed morning and evening, and on theDay when the Hour comes, (it will be said): 'Admit the family of Pharaohinto the most terrible punishment!'
        47. And when they argue with oneanother in Hell, the weak will say to the proud: 'We were your followers,will you help us against any share of the Fire?'
        48. But those who wereproud will reply: 'All of us are in it (Hell). Allah has judged betweenHis worshipers.'
        49. And those in the Fire will say to the keepers ofGehenna (Hell): 'Call your Lord to lessen our punishment for one day!'
        50. But they will say: 'Did your Messengers not come to you with clear signs?''Yes indeed,' they will answer. And they will reply: 'Then you call.' Butthe calling of the unbelievers is only in error.
        51. Surely, We shall helpOur Messengers and the believers both in this world and on the Day whenthe witnesses rise.
        52. On that Day no excuse will benefit the harmdoers.Theirs shall be the curse, and an evil lodging.
        53. We gave Moses theGuidance and bequeathed upon the Children of Israel the Book
        54. forguidance and a reminder for those of understanding.
        55. Therefore havepatience; the promise of Allah is true, and ask forgiveness of your sins,and exalt with the praise of your Lord in the evening and at dawn.
        56. (Asfor) those who dispute the verses of Allah without authority having beengiven to them, there is nothing in their chests but pride; that, theyshall never attain. Therefore seek refuge in Allah, surely, He is theHearer, the Seer.
        57. Indeed, the creation of heavens and earth is greaterthan the creation of mankind, yet most people do not know.
        58. The blindand the seeing are not equal, nor are those who believe and do good works,and the wrongdoer - yet you seldom reflect.
        59. There is no doubt that theHour is coming, yet most people do not believe.
        60. Your Lord has said:'Call on Me and I will answer you. Those who are too proud to worship Meshall enter Gehenna utterly abject.'
        61. It is Allah who made for you thenight in which to rest and the day to see. Allah is bountiful to thepeople, yet most people do not give thanks.
        62. Such is Allah, your Lord,the Creator of all things. There is no god except He. How then can youturn away from Him?
        63. As such those who disbelieve the signs of Allahturn away.
        64. It is Allah who has given you the earth as a fixed place,and the heaven for a canopy. He has shaped you and made you fine images,and provided you with goodness. Such is Allah, your Lord. Blessed beAllah, Lord of all the Worlds.
        65. He is the Living; there is no god exceptHe. Supplicate to Him and make the religion sincerely His. Praise belongsto Allah, Lord of the Worlds!
        66. Say: 'I am forbidden to worship thosewhom you worship, other than Allah. Clear verses have come to me from myLord and I am commanded to surrender to the Lord of the Worlds.'
        67. It isHe who created you from dust, then from a (sperm) drop, and then a (blood)clot. He then brings you forth as an infant, then you reach your strength,after which you come of age - though some of you die before it - and thatyou reach an appointed term, in order that you understand.
        68. It is He whogives life and makes to die, and when He decrees a thing, He says to it:'Be,' and it is!
        69. Do you not see how those who dispute about the versesof Allah how they are turned about?
        70. Those who belie the Book and thatwith which We sent Our Messengers shall soon know.
        71. When the fetters andchains are round their necks they shall be dragged
        72. into boiling water,then, into the Fire they shall be poured.
        73. It will then be asked ofthem: 'Where are those whom you associated,
        74. other than Allah?' Theywill reply: 'They have gone astray from us. Indeed what we used to callupon before is nothing.' Accordingly, Allah leads the unbelievers astray.
        75. (And it will be said): 'That is because you rejoiced on earth in thingsof which you had no right, and were very happy.
        76. Enter the gates ofGehenna and live there for ever. Evil is the lodging of the proud.
        77. Therefore have patience, the Promise of Allah is true. Whether We show yousomething of that We promise them or call you to Us, to Us they shall allreturn.
        78. We sent other Messengers before you; of some, We have alreadytold you, of others We have not told you. Yet it was not for any Messengerto bring a verse except by the permission of Allah. And when the commandof Allah comes the matter will be justly decided; and the vain-doers willbe lost.
        79. It is Allah who has provided you with cattle, some that youride and some that you eat,
        80. and for you there are other uses in them,and that upon them you may reach a need in your chests, and upon them andon ships you are carried.
        81. He shows you His signs. Now which of thesigns of Allah do you disbelieve?
        82. Have they never journeyed through theland and seen what was the end of those who have gone before them? Theywere stronger than themselves in might and left firmer traces upon theearth; yet, whatsoever they earned did not help them.
        83. When theirMessengers brought them clear verses they rejoiced in such knowledge asthey had; but they were encompassed by that which they mocked.
        84. And whenthey saw Our Might, they said: 'We believe in Allah alone, and wedisbelieve in that we used to associate with Him.'
        85. But when they sawOur Might their belief did not benefit them! It is the way of Allah thathas passed concerning His worshipers. There, the unbelievers shall belost.

        41. Distinguished - Fussilat

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. HaMeem.
        2. A sending down from the Merciful, the Most Merciful.
        3. ABook, the verses of which are distinguished, an Arabic Koran for a nationwho know.
        4. It bears glad tidings and a warning, yet most of them turnaway and do not listen.
        5. They say: 'Our hearts are veiled from that towhich you call us, and in our ears there is heaviness. And between us andyou is a veil. So work (as you will) and we are working.'
        6. Say (ProphetMuhammad): 'I am only a human like you, to whom it is revealed that yourGod is One God. Therefore be straight with Him and ask Him to forgive you.Woe to the idolaters,
        7. who do not pay charity and disbelieve in theEverlasting Life.
        8. For those who believe and do good works is an enduringwage.'
        9. Say: 'Do you disbelieve in Him who created the earth in two days?And do you set up equals with Him? He is the Lord of the Worlds.'
        10. Heset firm mountains on top (of the earth) and He blessed it. And in fourdays He ordained in it many provisions, equal to those who ask.
        11. Then Hewilled to the heaven when it was smoke, and to it and the earth He said:'Come willingly, or unwillingly.' 'We come willingly,' they answered.
        12. In two days He determined them seven heavens, and He revealed to eachheaven its commands. We decorated the lowest heaven with lamps andpreserve them. Such is the decree of the Almighty, the Knower.
        13. But ifthey turn away, say: 'I have given you warning of a thunderbolt similar tothat which overtook Aad and Thamood.'
        14. When their Messengers came tothem from before them and behind them, (saying): 'Worship none exceptAllah,' they answered: 'Had it been the will of our Lord, He would havesent down angels. So we disbelieve in the Message with which you weresent.'
        15. As for Aad, they behaved proudly in the earth without right.'Who is stronger than us?' they would say. Could they not see that Allah,who created them, is stronger than they? But they disbelieved Our signs.
        16. Then, on the ominous days, We loosed against them a howling wind thatWe might let them taste the punishment of humiliation in this life; butmore humiliating will be the punishment of the Everlasting Life and theywill not be helped.
        17. As for Thamood, We (offered) them Our Guidance, butthey preferred blindness to guidance. So a thunderbolt of the humiliatingpunishment seized them because of what they had earned;
        18. and We savedthose who believed and feared Allah.
        19. On the Day when the enemies ofAllah will be rightfully gathered together before Fire,
        20. when they reachit, their hearing, eyes and skins will testify against them for what theywere doing.
        21. 'Why did you bear witness against us,' they will ask theirskins, and they will reply: 'Allah has given us speech, as He has givenspeech to everything. It was He who created you the first time, and to Himyou shall return.
        22. It is not that you covered yourselves so that yourhearing, eyes and skin could not bear witness against you but you thoughtthat Allah did not know much of that which you do.
        23. Rather, it is thethoughts you thought about your Lord that have destroyed you, therefore,this morning you find yourselves among the losers.'
        24. Even if they arepatient the Fire shall still be their lodging, and if they seek pardon,they shall not be among those who are pardoned.
        25. We have assignedcompanions to them, who make what is before them and behind them seem fairto them. The statement has been realized against them in nations of peopleand jinn alike that passed away before them - they were indeed the losers.
        26. The unbelievers say: 'Do not listen to this Koran, and talk idly aboutit so that you might be overcome.'
        27. We will let the unbelievers taste aterrible punishment, and recompense them with the worst of what they weredoing.
        28. The Fire - that is the recompense of the enemies of Allah. Thereit is that they will be lodged for eternity, a recompense for theirdisbelief of Our verses.
        29. The unbelievers will say: 'Lord, show us thejinn and people who led us astray, to put them under our feet so that theyare among the lowest.'
        30. The angels will descend on those who said:'Allah is Our Lord,' and have then gone straight, (saying:) 'Be neitherfearful, nor sad; rejoice in the Paradise you have been promised.
        31. Weare your guides in this world and in the Everlasting Life. There, youshall have all that your souls desire, and all that you ask for
        32. ashospitality from One, the Forgiving, the Most Merciful.'
        33. And, who isbetter in saying than he who invites to Allah, does what is right, andsays: 'Surely, I am of those who surrender.'
        34. Good and evil deeds arenot equal. Repel with that which is most just, and see, the one whom thereis enmity between you will be as if he were a loyal guide.
        35. But nonewill receive it except those who are patient and, none shall receive it,except he who has a great share.
        36. If a provocation from satan shouldprovoke you, seek refuge in Allah. He is the Hearer, the Knower.
        37. AmongHis signs are the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. But do notprostrate yourselves before the sun or the moon; rather prostrate beforeAllah, who created them both, if it is He whom you worship.
        38. But if theybecome proud, those who are with your Lord exalt Him by day and night, andnever grow weary.
        39. And among His signs is that you see the earth humble;then when He sends down rain upon it, it quivers and swells. He whorevives is He who revives the dead, surely, He is powerful overeverything.
        40. Those who disbelieve Our verses when it comes to them arenot hidden from Us. Is he who is cast in the Fire better than he who comesin safety on the Day of Resurrection? Do as you will, surely, He sees thethings you do.
        41. Those who disbelieve in the Remembrance when it comes tothem - and indeed this is a Mighty Book -
        42. falsehood does not come to itfrom before it or from behind it. It is a sending down from the One, theWise, the Praised.
        43. Nothing that is said to you has not already beensaid to other Messengers before you. Indeed, your Lord is a Lord offorgiveness, but stern in retribution.
        44. Had We made the Koran in anon-Arabic (language) they would have said: 'If only its verses weredistinguished! Why in (a) non-Arabic (language, when the Prophet is) anArab?' Say: 'To the believers it is a guidance and a healing. But to thosewho do not believe, there is a heaviness in their ears, to them it isblindness. They are those called from afar.'
        45. We gave the Book to Moses,but there were disputes about it, and had it not been for a Word thatpreceded from your Lord (their disputes) would have been decided betweenthem. But they are in disquieting doubt about it.
        46. He who does good doesit for himself; and he who does evil does so against it. Your Lord neverwrongs His worshipers.
        47. To Him is referred the knowledge of the Hour. Nofruit sprouts forth from its sheath, no female conceives or is delivered,except with His Knowledge. On the Day He will call to them: 'Where thenare My associates?' they will reply: 'We proclaim to You that none of uscan bear witness.'
        48. Those they used to call upon before will go awayfrom them, and they shall think that they have no asylum.
        49. Mankind neverwearies of supplicating for goodness, but when evil befalls him he isdown-cast and (grows) desperate.
        50. And if We give him a taste of mercyfrom Us after his affliction has befallen him, he is sure to say: 'This ismy own. I do not think the Hour will ever come. And even if I am returnedto my Lord, with Him there is for me the finest reward (Paradise).' Then,We shall tell the unbelievers what they did and let them taste a harshpunishment.
        51. When We favor a human, he swerves away and withdraws aside,but when evil befalls him he is full of unending prayer.
        52. Say: 'Think,if this (Koran) is indeed from Allah, and you disbelieve in it, who isfurther astray than he who is in a wide schism?'
        53. We will show them Oursigns in all the horizons and in themselves, until it is clear to themthat it is the truth. Is it not sufficient that your Lord is witness overeverything?'
        54. Are they not in doubt concerning the Meeting with theirLord? Attention, He encompasses everything.

        42. The Consultation - Ash-Shurah

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. HaMeem
        2. 'AeenSeenQaaf
        3. As such Allah, the Almighty, the Wisereveals to you (Prophet Muhammad) and to those before you.
        4. To Himbelongs whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth. He is the High, theExalted.
        5. The heavens nearly break apart above them as the angels exaltwith the praise of their Lord and ask forgiveness for those on earth.Indeed Allah is the Forgiving, the Most Merciful.
        6. As for those who takeguardians for themselves, other than Him, Allah is the Warden over them.You are not a guardian over them.
        7. As such We have revealed to you anArabic Koran, so that you can warn the Mother of Villages (Mecca) and allwho live about it, and that you also warn them of the Day of Gathering inwhich there is no doubt that a division will be in Paradise, and adivision in the Blaze.
        8. Had it been the Will of Allah, He would have madethem all one nation. But He admits into His Mercy whom He will - theharmdoers shall have neither a guardian nor helper.
        9. Or have they takento themselves guardians other than Him? But Allah, He is the Guardian. Herevives the dead and has power over all things.
        10. Whatever you differupon, its judgement belongs to Allah. Such is Allah, my Lord, in Him Ihave put my trust, and to Him I turn in repentance.
        11. The Originator ofthe heavens and the earth, He has given you from yourselves, pairs, andalso pairs of cattle, thereby multiplying you. There is nothing like Him.He is the Hearer, the Seer.
        12. To Him belongs the keys of the heavens andthe earth. He outspreads and withholds His provisions to whom He will,surely, He has knowledge of all things.
        13. He has made plain for you theReligion with which He charged Noah and that which We have revealed toyou, and that with which We charged (Prophets) Abraham, Moses and Jesus,(saying): 'Establish the Religion and do not be divided therein.' Thatwhich you invite them to is too overwhelming for the idolaters. Allahbrings close to Himself whom He will, and guides to Him those who turn inrepentance.
        14. Yet they became divided only after knowledge had reachedthem from their own insolence. And had it not been for a Word that hadpreceded from your Lord, till an appointed term, it would have beendetermined between them. But those who inherited the Book after them arein disquieting doubt about it,
        15. so invite and go straight as you areordered, and do not follow their desires and say: 'I believe in whateverBook Allah has sent down. I am ordered to be just among you. Allah is ourLord and your Lord. We have our deeds and you have yours; there is noargument between us and you, Allah will bring us all together, to Him isthe arrival.'
        16. As for those who argue concerning Allah after beinganswered, their arguments will be annulled before their Lord, and HisWrath will fall upon them, and for them there is a terrible punishment.
        17. It is Allah who has sent down the Book in truth and the Scale. And whatwill let you know? The Hour is near.
        18. Those who disbelieve in it seek tohasten it, but the believers are in fear of it, knowing it to be thetruth. Indeed, those who doubt the Hour have strayed far away.
        19. Allah isSubtle towards His worshipers, and provides for whosoever He will. He isthe Strong, the Almighty.
        20. Whoever hopes for the tillage of theEverlasting Life, We will increase his tillage; and whoever hopes for thetillage of this world, We give him some of it, but in the Everlasting Lifehe shall have no share.
        21. Or do they have associates who have made lawfulto them in religion what Allah has not permitted? Had it not been for theDecisive Word, it would have been decided between them. For the evildoersthere is a painful punishment.
        22. You shall see the harmdoers in fear ofwhat they have earned as it is about to fall on them. But those whobelieve and do good deeds shall live in the meadows of the Gardens andfrom their Lord they will have all that they desire - that is the greatbounty.
        23. This is the glad tidings that Allah gives to His worshipers,who believe and do good works. Say: 'For this I ask of you no wage exceptthe love of the (Prophet's) relatives. We will add good to whosoever gainsa good deed. Allah is the Forgiving and the Thanker.'
        24. Or do they say:'He has forged a lie about Allah? But if Allah wills He could set a sealupon your heart. Allah wipes out falsehood and verifies the truth by HisWords. He knows the innermost of the chests.
        25. It is He who accepts therepentance of His worshipers and pardons their evil deeds. He hasknowledge of what you do.
        26. He answers those who believe and do gooddeeds, and He increases them from His bounty. But for the unbelieversthere is a terrible punishment.
        27. If Allah had expanded His provision toHis worshipers, they would become tyrannical in the earth, but He sendsdown to them what He will in due measure; He is Aware and sees Hisworshipers.
        28. It is He who sends down rain for them after they despaired,and He unfolds His Mercy. He is the Guardian, the Praised.
        29. Among Hissigns is the creation of the heavens and the earth and the crawling thingswhich He has dispersed in them. If He will, He is Able to gather all ofthem.
        30. If affliction befalls you, it is what your own hands have earned,but He pardons a lot.
        31. You are not able to frustrate Him in the earth,nor do you have a guardian and a helper other than Allah.
        32. And among Hissigns are the ships that run on the sea like mountains and
        33. if He will,He calms the wind so that they remain motionless upon its back, surely,there are signs in this for every thankful, patient (person).
        34. Or, Hewrecks them for what they have earned, but He pardons a lot.
        35. Those whodispute Our verses may know that they have no asylum.
        36. That which youhave been given is but the enjoyment of the present life. Better and moreenduring is that which Allah has for those who believe and put their trustin their Lord.
        37. And those who avoid the major sins and indecencies and,when angered, forgive;
        38. those who answer their Lord, establish theprayers, and their affairs are by consultation; who spend of that which Wehave given them,
        39. and when harmed they become victorious.
        40. Therecompense of a sin is a sin like it, but whosoever forgives and seeks toreform, his wage will be with Allah. Surely, He does not love theharmdoers.
        41. And whosoever harms after he has been harmed there is noblame upon them.
        42. The blame is only against those who wrong people, andare wrongfully insolent in the earth, for them there is a painfulpunishment.
        43. Surely, he who bears patiently and forgives - indeed thatis true constancy.
        44. He whom Allah leads astray has none to protect himthereafter. You will see the harmdoers when they see the punishmentsaying: 'Is there a way back?'
        45. You shall see them exposed before it,humbled in shame and looking upon it with a furtive glance and thebelievers will say: 'Indeed, the losers are they who lose themselves andtheir families on the Day of Resurrection.' The harmdoers shall suffer aneverlasting punishment.
        46. They shall have none to protect or help themother than Allah. He whom Allah leads astray - there is no way for him.
        47. Answer your Lord before that Day arrives which cannot be turned back fromAllah, for you on that Day there shall be neither shelter, nor denial.
        48. But if they turn away, We have not sent you (Prophet Muhammad) to be their(compulsory) guardian. It is only for you to deliver (the Message). WhenWe give the human a taste of Our Mercy, he rejoices because of it; butwhen, because of what he has earned, evil befalls him, the human isungrateful.
        49. To Allah belongs the Kingdom of the heavens and the earth.He creates what He will. He gives females to whom He will and males towhom He will.
        50. Or, He couples them, both males and females, and toothers, if He will, He makes them barren. Surely, He is the Knower, thePowerful.
        51. It does not belong to any human that Allah should speak tohim except by Revelation, or from behind a veil, or that He sent aMessenger to reveal whatsoever He will by His Permission. He is the High,the Wise.
        52. As such We have revealed to you (Prophet Muhammad) a spirit(the revelation of the Koran) from Our Ordinance. You did not know whatthe Book was, nor belief, but We made it a light whereby We guide those ofOur worshipers whom We will. And you (Prophet Muhammad), you, surely guideto a Straight Path.
        53. The Path of Allah, to whom belongs all that is inthe heavens and all that is in the earth. Surely, to Allah all thingsreturn.

        43. Gold - Az-Zukhruf

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. HaMeem.
        2. By the Clear Book
        3. We have made it an Arabic Koran inorder that you understand.
        4. It is in the Origin of the Book with Us,sublime and wise.
        5. Shall We turn away the Remembrance from you becauseyou are a sinful nation?
        6. How many a Prophet did We send to the ancients,
        7. no Prophet came to them except that they mocked him,
        8. so We destroyedthose who were mightier in courage than they. And the example of theancients has passed away.
        9. Yet, if you ask them who created the heavensand the earth, they will answer: 'The Almighty, the Knower created them.'
        10. (It is) He who made the earth to be a cradle for you and made in itways for you, in order that you are guided.
        11. And (it is He), who sendsdown water from the sky in its measure thereby We revive the land that wasdead, as such you shall be brought forth.
        12. And, (it is He) who hascreated all the pairs and appointed for you ships and the cattle on whichyou ride,
        13. so that you can sit upon their backs and then remember theFavors of your Lord and say: 'Exaltations to Him who has subjected theseto us otherwise, we ourselves were not capable of it,
        14. indeed, to ourLord we are turning.'
        15. Yet they assign to Him some of His own (created)worshipers! Clearly, the human is unthankful.
        16. Or, has He takendaughters from those He has created for Himself and favored sons for you?
        17. Yet when one of them is given glad news of (a daughter) that which helikened to the Merciful his face darkens and he chokes inwardly (withgloom).
        18. (As such they attribute to Allah) who is brought up amongornaments but when disputes arise are powerless.
        19. They claim that theangels, who are themselves the worshipers of the Merciful, are females.Did they witness their creation! Their witness shall be written down andthey shall be questioned.
        20. They say: 'Had it been the will of theMerciful, we would never have worshipped them.' Of this they have noknowledge, they are but guessing.
        21. Or have We given them a Book beforethis which they hold fast to?
        22. No, but they say: 'We found our fathersfollowing a creed, and by following in their footsteps we are guided.
        23. As such, We never sent a warner before you to a village, except thoseliving in luxury said: 'We found our fathers following a creed, and byfollowing in their footsteps we are guided.'
        24. Say: 'What then if I bringyou a better guidance than that you found your fathers following?' Butthey reply: 'We disbelieve in that you have been sent with.'
        25. So We tookvengeance upon them, and see how the end was of those who lied.
        26. (Remember) when Abraham, said to his father and his nation: 'I am quitfrom what you worship,
        27. except Him who originated me, for He will guideme.'
        28. He made this an abiding word among his descendants, in order thatthey would return.
        29. I gave them and their fathers days of enjoymentuntil the truth and a clear Messenger came to them.
        30. But when the truthcame to them, they said: 'This is sorcery, we disbelieve in it.'
        31. Theyalso said: 'Why was this Koran not sent down to a great man from the twoVillages?'
        32. What, is it they who divide the Mercy of your Lord! (It is)We who divided between them their livelihoods in this life, raising somein rank above others, so that some may take the other into his service.Your Lord's Mercy is better than all they gather.
        33. If it were not thatmankind would be one nation We would have made for whosoever disbelievesin the Merciful silver roofs upon their houses, and stairs to climb,
        34. with doors to their houses and couches on which to recline;
        35. and gold,surely, all this is but the enjoyment of this present life. TheEverlasting Life with your Lord is for those who fear (Him).
        36. Towhosoever blinds himself from the Remembrance of the Merciful, We shallassign him a satan so he is his companion,
        37. and they bar them from theWay, though they themselves think that they are guided.
        38. And when hecomes before Us, he shall say: 'Would that there had been between me andyou, the distance of the two Easts!' Evil is the companion.
        39. Because ofthe harm you did, it would be of no benefit to you today, you are partnersin the punishment.
        40. What, will you make the deaf hear, or guide theblind and he who is in clear error?
        41. Even if We take you away, We shalltake vengeance upon them,
        42. or We show you a part of that which We havepromised them, for indeed We have power over them.
        43. Therefore, hold fastto that which is revealed to you, indeed, you are on the Straight Path.
        44. It is indeed a Reminder to you and to your nation, and without doubt youshall be questioned.
        45. Ask Our Messengers whom We sent before you if Wehave ever made gods, other than the Merciful, to be worshipped.
        46. We sentMoses with Our signs to Pharaoh and his Council, and he said: 'I am theMessenger of the Lord of the Worlds.'
        47. But when he showed them Our signsthey laughed at them,
        48. yet there was not a sign that We showed them thatwas not greater than its sister, and We seized them with the punishment sothat they might return.
        49. 'Sorcerer,' they said, 'pray to your Lord forus in accordance to the covenant He has made with you, and surely we shallbe rightly guided!'
        50. But when We had relieved them of their punishmentthey broke their promise.
        51. Then Pharaoh made a proclamation to hispeople: 'My people, is the kingdom of Egypt not mine and these riverswhich flow beneath me? What, can you not see?
        52. Am I not better than thiscontemptible (man), who can scarcely make things clear (because of theimpediment of his speech)?
        53. Why have no armlets of gold been given him,or angels sent down successively with him?'
        54. He (Pharaoh) intimidatedhis nation, so they obeyed him, for they were a sinning nation.
        55. Andwhen they angered Us, We took vengeance on them and drowned all of them,
        56. and We made them a thing of the past, and We made them an example tolater people.
        57. When the son of Mary is mentioned as an example, yourpeople turn away from it
        58. and say: 'What are our gods better, or is he?'They do not mention him to you except to dispute, truly, they are acontentious nation.
        59. He (Prophet Jesus) was only a worshiper whom Wefavored and We made him an example to the Children of Israel.
        60. Had itbeen Our Will We would have made angels among you as successors in theearth.
        61. It is the knowledge of the Hour. Have no doubt concerning it,and follow me. This is a Straight Path,
        62. and do let satan prevent you,for he is your clear enemy.
        63. And when (Prophet) Jesus came with clearsigns, he said: 'I have come to you with wisdom and to clarify to you someof the matters about which you differ. Fear Allah and obey me.
        64. Indeed,Allah is my Lord and your Lord, therefore worship Him. That is theStraight Path.'
        65. Yet the parties differed among themselves. So woe tothose who did evil among the punishment of a Painful Day.
        66. Are theylooking for anything except the Hour (to overtake them). It will come uponthem suddenly when they are unaware!
        67. On that Day close friends shallbecome enemies of each other, except those who fear (Allah).
        68. O Myworshipers, there is no fear for you on this Day, nor will you grieve -
        69. to those who believed in Our verses and were Muslims,
        70. (it will be said)'You and your spouses, enter, walking with joy into Paradise!'
        71. To themwill be passed large platters and cups of gold. There will be all thatsouls desire and all that eyes delight in. (And it will be said:) 'Thereyou shall live for ever.
        72. Such is the Paradise you shall inherit, forthe things you did.
        73. You shall have therein abundant fruit to eat.'
        74. But the evildoers shall live for ever in the punishment of Gehenna (Hell),
        75. which will not be lightened for them, and therein they shall be silent.
        76. We did not wrong them, but they were harmdoers.
        77. 'O Malik,' (theangel of Hell) they will call out, 'let your Lord put an end to us!' Buthe will answer: 'Here you shall stay.'
        78. We brought you the truth, butmost of you were averse to the truth.
        79. Or have they devised a matter! Weare devising.
        80. Do they think We do not hear their secret and that whichthey conspire! Yes, indeed Our angels, who are present with them write itdown.
        81. Say (Prophet Muhammad): 'If the Merciful had a son, I would bethe first of the worshipers.
        82. Exaltations be to the Lord of the heavensand the earth, the Lord of the Throne, above that which they describe!'
        83. Let them alone to plunge and play, until they encounter that Day of theirswhich they are promised.
        84. He who is God in the heavens is also God inthe earth; He is the Wise, the Knower.
        85. Exaltations to Him to whombelong the Kingdom of the heavens and the earth, and all that is betweenthem! With Him is the knowledge of the Hour and to Him you shall bereturned.
        86. Those whom they call upon, other than Him, have no power tointercede (for them), except those that have knowingly borne witness tothe truth.
        87. Yet if you ask them: 'Who created you?' they will say:'Allah.' How then can they turn away from Him?
        88. And for his saying: 'MyLord, these are an unbelieving nation,'
        89. pardon them, and say: 'Peace',soon they will know.

        44. The Smoke - Ad-Dukhan

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. HaMeem
        2. By the Clear Book
        3. that We sent down during a BlessedNight. We are ever warning.
        4. In it every wise matter is determined
        5. anorder from Us. We are ever sending.
        6. A Mercy from your Lord, He is theHearer, the Knower.
        7. Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that isbetween them, if you are certain (of your faith).
        8. There is no god exceptHe. He revives and causes to die. (He is) your Lord and the Lord of yourfathers, the ancients.
        9. Yet they are in doubt, playing.
        10. Watch for theDay when the heaven will bring clear smoke,
        11. engulfing the people; thiswill be a painful punishment.
        12. 'Our Lord, remove this punishment fromus, we are believers.'
        13. But how will they avail themselves of theReminder, when a clear Messenger had already come to them
        14. but then theyturned away from him, saying: 'He is tutored, mad!'
        15. We are removing thepunishment a little, but you revert.
        16. But on that Day We will assaultthem most mightily, and then We shall revenge!
        17. We tried Pharaoh'snation before them. A noble Messenger came to them,
        18. (saying:) 'Beobedient to me O worshipers of Allah. I am your honest Messenger.
        19. Donot rise up against Allah, I come to you with clear authority.
        20. I takerefuge with my Lord and your Lord lest you stone me.
        21. And if you do notbelieve me, then leave me!'
        22. Then he supplicated to his Lord saying:'These are sinful people.'
        23. (His Lord answered): 'Set out with Myworshipers in the night, for you will surely be followed.
        24. Then leavethe sea calm - they are an army that will be drowned.
        25. How many gardensand fountains did they leave behind,
        26. and sown fields, fine sittingplaces,
        27. and good things in which they took delight.
        28. As such (itwas). And We made other people inherit them.
        29. Neither heaven nor earthshed tears for them; nor were they respited,
        30. and We saved the Childrenof Israel from a humiliating punishment
        31. from Pharaoh, who ranked highin sin,
        32. and We chose them, out of a knowledge above the nations (oftheir time).
        33. And gave signs to them in which there was a clear trial.
        34. Yet these say:
        35. 'There is nothing except the first death, we shallnever be revived.
        36. Bring us our fathers, if what you say is true.'
        37. Are they better or the people of Tubba' and those who were before themwhom We destroyed? Indeed they were sinners.
        38. It was not in play that Wecreated the heavens and the earth and all that is between them.
        39. Wecreated them in nothing else except the truth. But most do not know.
        40. The Day of Decision is the appointed time for all.
        41. On that Day nocousin shall help his cousin and they shall not be helped
        42. except thoseon whom Allah will have mercy. He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.
        43. The food of the Zakkum tree
        44. shall be the food of the guilty sinners.
        45. Like molten copper boiling in the belly
        46. as the boiling of the hotwater.
        47. 'Seize him and drag him into the center of Hell.
        48. Then pourthe punishment of boiling water over his head,
        49. (Saying): 'Taste, surelyyou are the mighty and noble!
        50. This is that which you doubted.'
        51. Indeed, for those who feared (Allah) is a secure place
        52. amidst gardensand fountains,
        53. dressed in silks and brocade, set face to face.
        54. Assuch, We shall wed them to wide-eyed houris (the virgins of Paradise).
        55. There in security, they will call for every kind of fruit.
        56. There theyshall not taste death, except the first death, and He will shield themfrom the punishment of Hell,
        57. as a bounty from your Lord. That will bethe mighty triumph.
        58. We have now made it easy on your tongue, in orderthat they remember.
        59. So be watchful, they too are watching.

        45. The Kneeling - Al-Jathiah

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. HaMeem.
        2. The sending down of the Book is from Allah, the Almighty,the Wise.
        3. Indeed, there are signs in the heavens and earth forbelievers,
        4. and in your creation, and in the crawling things that He hasscattered far and near, there are signs for a nation whose belief iscertain,
        5. and in the alternation of the night and day, in the provisionAllah sends down from heaven with which the earth is revived after itsdeath, and in the changing about of the winds, there are signs for peoplewho understand.
        6. Such are the verses of Allah. We recite them to you intruth. So in what speech, after Allah and His signs, will they believe?
        7. Woe to all the guilty impostors!
        8. He hears the verses of Allah recited tohim and then, as though he never heard them, persists in insolence. Giveto him the glad tidings of a painful punishment.
        9. As for he who knowssomething of Our verses and then mocks them - for those there is ahumiliating punishment.
        10. Gehenna (Hell) is behind them, all that theyhave earned shall not help them at all, nor shall those they took asguardians, other than Allah. For them there is a mighty punishment.
        11. This is guidance; for those who disbelieve in the verses of their Lord theanger of the painful punishment awaits them.
        12. It is Allah who hassubjected to you the sea so that ships run upon it at His command, and sothat you may seek His bounty and be thankful.
        13. He has subjected to youwhatsoever is in the heavens and the earth; all is from Him. Surely, thereare signs in this for people who contemplate.
        14. Tell the believers toforgive those who do not look for the Days of Allah, so that Herecompenses the people for what they have earned.
        15. He who does what isright does it for his own gain, and he who does evil does so at his ownloss, then to your Lord you shall all return.
        16. We gave to the Childrenof Israel the Book, judgment and prophethood. We provided them with goodthings and preferred them above the worlds (of their time).
        17. We gavethem clear signs of the Command; yet it was not until after knowledge hadcome to them that they differed among themselves, and were insolent toeach other. On the Day of Resurrection your Lord will indeed decide theirdifferences.
        18. And now, We have set you on the jurisprudence of theCommand, therefore follow it and do not follow the desires of those who donot know.
        19. Indeed, they will not help you at all against Allah. Theharmdoers are guides of each other; but Allah is the Guide of thecautious.
        20. These are clear proofs for people, a guidance, and mercy forthose who are certain (of the Resurrection) in belief.
        21. Do those whocommit evil deeds think that We will make them (equal) to the believerswho do good works, so that in life and death they shall be alike? How evilthey judge!
        22. Allah created the heavens and the earth in truth and thateach soul shall be recompensed for what it earned, they shall not bewronged.
        23. Have you seen he who took his desire for a god? Withknowledge, Allah has led him astray, setting a seal upon his hearing andheart, and has made a veil over his eyes, who then shall guide him afterAllah? Will you not then remember!
        24. They say: 'There is nothing exceptthis life, we die and we live, it is only time that destroys us.' Surely,of this they have no knowledge, they are just guessing.
        25. And when Ourverses are recited to them, their only argument is: 'Bring our fathersback to us, if what you say is true!'
        26. Say: 'Allah revives you andcauses you to die. Then, He shall gather you on the Day of Resurrection,and of this there is no doubt, yet most people do not know.'
        27. To Allahbelongs the Kingdom in the heavens and the earth. On the Day when the Hourcomes, those who disbelieved shall be the losers.
        28. You shall see everynation hobbling on their knees. Each nation shall be summoned to its Book.(And it will be said:) 'This Day, you shall be recompensed for what youwere doing.
        29. This is Our Book that speaks with the truth over you. Wehave recorded all that you were doing.'
        30. As for those who have believedand done good works, their Lord will admit them into His Mercy - that is amighty triumph!
        31. But, to the unbelievers (it will be said): 'Were Myverses not recited to you, but you were proud and were you not a sinfulnation?'
        32. When it was said: 'The promise of Allah is true, and of theHour there is no doubt,' you replied: 'We do not know what the Hour is, weguess, assuming, and we are by no means certain.'
        33. The evil of theirdeeds will appear to them, and they shall be encompassed by that theymocked,
        34. and it shall be said: 'Today, We will forget you as youyourselves forgot that you would encounter this Day. The Fire shall beyour refuge, and none will help you.
        35. That is because you took theverses of Allah (the Koran) in mockery, and you were deluded by yourworldly life.' So that Day they will not be brought out of it; nor shallthey be repentant.
        36. Praise, belongs to Allah, the Lord of the heavensand the earth, the Lord of the Worlds.
        37. His is the Pride in the heavensand earth. He is the Almighty, the Wise.

        46. The Valley of Al-Ahqaf - Al-Ahqaf

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. HaMeem.
        2. The sending down of the Book is from Allah, the Almighty,the Wise.
        3. It was in truth that We created the heavens and the earth, andall that is between them, for an appointed term. Yet the unbelievers donot turn away from that which they were warned.
        4. Say: 'Have you seenthose whom you call upon, other than Allah? Show me what they have createdfrom the earth! Or, do they have a partnership in the heavens? Bring me aBook before this or some other remnant of knowledge, if what you say istrue.'
        5. Who is further astray than he who calls upon, other than Allah,those who will never answer him till the Day of Resurrection, who areindeed, heedless of their supplication?
        6. And, when mankind are gathered,those will become their enemies and disown their worship.
        7. When Our clearverses are recited to them, the unbelievers say of the truth that came tothem: 'This is clear sorcery.'
        8. Or, do they say: 'He has forged it?' Say:'If I have forged it, then you have no power to help me against Allah, Heknows what you say. It is sufficient that He is the Witness between me andyou. He is the Forgiving, the Most Merciful.'
        9. Say: 'I am not aninnovation among the Messengers; nor know what will be done with me oryou. I follow only what is revealed to me; I am only a clear warner.'
        10. Say: 'Consider, if this (Koran) is from Allah and you disbelieve in it,and a witness from the Children of Israel testifies to its like andbelieves, while you are proud! Indeed, Allah does not guide theharmdoers.'
        11. The unbelievers say of the believers: 'Had it been any goodthey would not have believed in it before us.' And because they are notguided by it they say: 'This is an ancient falsehood.'
        12. Yet before itthere was the Book of Moses which was an authority, and a mercy. This(Koran) is the Book confirming it (the other untampered Books) in theArabic tongue, to warn the harmdoers and to give glad tidings to those whodo good.
        13. Those who say: 'Our Lord is Allah,' and follow the StraightPath shall have nothing to fear nor shall they sorrow.
        14. Those, theyshall be for ever the inhabitants of Paradise, a recompense for what theydid.
        15. We have charged the human to be kind to his parents. With muchpain his mother bore him, and with much pain she gave birth to him; hisbearing and weaning are thirty months. When he grows to manhood andattains his fortieth year, he says: 'Make me so disposed My Lord, so thatI give thanks for the favors with which You have blessed me, my father andmother, and that I will do good deeds that will please You. And, make merighteous and also my descendants. To You I repent, and I am among thosewho surrender.'
        16. Such are those from whom We will accept the best ofwhat they have done and whose evil deeds We shall overlook. Those, theyare among the inhabitants of Paradise; true is the promise that has beenpromised them.
        17. But he who says to his father and his mother, 'Fie onyou! Do you promise me that I shall be brought forth, when entiregenerations have passed away before me?' Yet they supplicate to Allah forhelp - 'Woe to you! Believe, surely the promise of Allah is true.' Then hesays: 'This is nothing but fairy-tales of the ancients.'
        18. Such are theyagainst whom the statement is realized concerning the nations of humansand jinn alike that passed away before them; they were the losers.
        19. Eachshall have their degrees, according to what they have done, so that Hewill recompense them for their works, and they shall not be wronged.
        20. Upon the Day when the unbelievers are brought before the Fire, (We shallsay to them): 'You squandered your good things in your earthly life andtook your fill of enjoyment in them, therefore today you shall berecompensed with a humiliating punishment, because you were unrightfullyproud in the earth and for that you were debauchers.'
        21. Remember Aad'sbrother who warned his nation in (the valley of) Al Ahqaf. Warners hadalready preceded and succeeded him saying: 'Worship none except Allah! (hesaid) 'Indeed, I fear for you the punishment of a Dreadful Day.'
        22. 'Haveyou come to turn us away from our gods (they replied)? If what you say istrue then bring down that which you promise us!'
        23. 'Allah alone has theknowledge' he said, 'I am sent to deliver to you the Message. But I cansee that you are ignorant people.'
        24. And when they saw it as a suddencloud heading for their valley they said: 'This is a cloud that will bringus rain!' 'Rather,' (he replied): 'it is that which you have sought tohasten, a wind in which there is a painful punishment.
        25. It will destroyeverything by the command of its Lord.' And when morning came there wasnothing to be seen except their dwellings. As such We recompense sinfulpeople.
        26. And We had established them in that which We have notestablished you, and We made for them hearing, sight, and hearts, buttheir hearing, sight, and hearts did not help them a thing, because theydisbelieved the signs of Allah. And what they mocked encompassed them.
        27. We destroyed the villages around you and We repeated Our signs so thatthey might return.
        28. Why did not those who they took, other than Allah,as mediating gods help them! Indeed, they went astray from them! Such weretheir lies and what they were forging.
        29. (Remember) how We sent to you(Prophet Muhammad) a company of jinn who, when they came and listened tothe Koran, said to each other: 'Be silent!' Then, when it was finished,they returned to their nation and warned them.
        30. 'Our nation,' they said:'we have just been listening to a Book sent down after Moses confirmingwhat came before it and guiding to the truth and to a Straight Path.
        31. Our nation, answer the Caller of Allah and believe in Him! He (Allah) willforgive you some of your sins and protect you from a painful punishment.
        32. Those who do not answer the Caller of Allah cannot frustrate Allah inthe earth, nor shall any one protect them other than Him; those are inclear error.'
        33. Have they not seen that it is Allah who created theheavens and the earth and was not wearied by their creation, and that Heis Able to restore the dead to life? Yes, He has power over all things!
        34. On the Day when the unbelievers are brought before the Fire they shall beasked: 'Is this not the truth?' 'Yes, by our Lord,' they will answer. Hewill say: 'Then taste the punishment, for you were unbelievers.'
        35. Bepatient, as the Messengers of might were patient, and do not hasten it forthem. On the Day when they see what they have been promised, it will be asif they did not stay except an hour of a day. (This Koran is) aConveyance! Shall any be destroyed except the nation of evildoers?

        47. Prophet Muhammad - Muhammad

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. Those who disbelieve and bar from the way of Allah, Allah will causetheir deeds go astray.
        2. As for the believers who do good works andbelieve in what is sent down to Muhammad - which is the truth from theirLord - He will acquit them of their sins and repair their condition.
        3. This is because the unbelievers follow falsehood while the believersfollow the truth from their Lord. As such Allah sets forth for peopletheir examples.
        4. Therefore, when you meet the unbelievers smite theirnecks, then, when you have killed many of them, tie the bonds. Then,either free them by grace or ransom until war shall lay down its loads, inthis way, it shall be. Had Allah willed, He would have been victoriousover them; except that He might test you, the one by the means of others.As for those who are killed in the Way of Allah, He will not let theirworks to go astray.
        5. He will guide them and repair their condition;
        6. andHe will admit them to the Paradise He has made known to them.
        7. Believers,if you help Allah, He will help you and strengthen your feet.
        8. But theunbelievers shall be the destroyed losers. He will bring their deeds tonothing.
        9. That is because they hated what Allah has sent down, so Heannulled their deeds.
        10. Have they never journeyed through the land andseen what was the end of those who had gone before them? Allah destroyedthem! Likewise it is for the unbelievers,
        11. that is because Allah is theGuardian of the believers, and the unbelievers have no guardian.
        12. Allahwill indeed admit those who believe and do good works into Gardensunderneath which rivers flow. As for the unbelievers, they take their fillof pleasure and eat as the cattle eat, but the Fire shall be theirlodging!
        13. How many a village mightier than your own village, which hasexpelled you, We have destroyed - there was none to help them!
        14. Is hewho has clear proof from his Lord to be compared to him whose evil deedsare made to seem fair to him, so that they followed their desires?
        15. Theexample of the Paradise which the cautious have been promised - in it,there are rivers of unstaling water, and rivers of milk that never changein flavor, and rivers of wine, delectable to the drinkers, and rivers ofpure, filtered honey. They shall have therein of every fruit andforgiveness from their Lord. Are they then like he who shall live in theFire for ever and given boiling water to drink that tears his bowelsapart!
        16. Some of them listen to you, but no sooner do they leave you theyask those to whom knowledge has been given: 'What did he say just now?'Such are those whom Allah has set a seal upon their hearts and who followtheir own desires.
        17. As for those who were guided, He increases theirguidance and gives them their protection.
        18. Are they looking except forthe Hour to overtake them suddenly? Its signs have come. But how will theybe reminded when it has come to them?
        19. Therefore, know that there is nogod except Allah and ask for forgiveness of your sins and for thebelievers, men and women. Allah knows your going to and fro, and yourlodging.
        20. The believers ask: 'Has a chapter been sent down?' But when aclear chapter is sent down and fighting is mentioned in it, you see thosein whose hearts is sickness looking towards you as one who swoons atdeath.
        21. Yet obedience and honorable words (would be better for them).Then, when the matter is decided, if they were true to Allah it would bebetter for them.
        22. Could it be, that if you turn away, you might makecorruption in the land and break the ties of kinship?
        23. Such are thosewhom Allah has cursed, making them deaf and blinding their eyes.
        24. Willthey not then contemplate on the Koran? Or are there locks upon theirhearts!
        25. As for those who turn back in their footsteps after theguidance of Allah has become clear to them, it was satan who tempted them,and Allah has respited them.
        26. That is because they say to those averseto what Allah has sent down 'We shall obey you in some of the matters.'Allah knows their secrets.
        27. How shall it be when the angels (of death)take them and beat them on their face and back?
        28. That is because theyfollow what angers Allah and hate His pleasure, therefore He has annulledtheir deeds.
        29. Or, do those who have a disease in their hearts think thatAllah will not reveal their hatred?
        30. If We willed, We would show them toyou and you would recognize them by their marks. But you will surely knowthem by their twisted speech. Allah knows your deeds.
        31. Without doubt Weshall test you until We know those who struggle and are patient among you,and make clear your news.
        32. Those who disbelieve and bar from the Path ofAllah, and break with the Messenger after guidance has been made clear tothem shall not hurt Allah a thing, and He will annul their deeds.
        33. Believers, obey Allah and His Messenger and never let your labors go invain!
        34. As for those who disbelieve and bar (others) from the Path ofAllah and then die as unbelievers - Allah will not forgive them.
        35. Therefore, do not be weakened and call out for peace, you shall be theupper ones, and Allah is with you and will not deprive you of your labors.
        36. The life of this world is but play and an amusement. If you believe andare cautious, He will give you your wage, and will not ask for yourpossessions.
        37. If He asked you for them, and presses you, you would bemean and He would expose your anger.
        38. There you are! You are called uponto spend in the Way of Allah. Some of you are mean; yet whoever is mean ismean only to his own soul. Allah is the Rich and you are the poor. If youturn away, He will replace you with another nation, and they will not belike you.

        48. The Opening - Alfat-h

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. Indeed, We have opened for you (Prophet Muhammad) a clear opening,
        2. that Allah forgives your past and future sins, and completes His Favor toyou, and guides you on a Straight Path,
        3. and that Allah helps you with amighty help.
        4. It was He who sent down tranquility into the hearts of thebelievers so that they might add belief upon belief. To Allah belong thearmies of the heavens and the earth. Allah is the Knower, the Wise.
        5. (From His Wisdom) He admits the believers, both men and women, intoGardens underneath which rivers flow, there to live for ever, and acquitthem of their sins - that with Allah is a mighty triumph -
        6. and that Hemight punish the hypocrites and the idolaters, both men and women, andthose who think evil thoughts of Allah. An evil turn (of fortune) willbefall them. The Wrath of Allah is on them, and He has cursed them andprepared for them Gehenna (Hell), an evil arrival!
        7. To Allah belong thearmies of the heavens and the earth. Allah is the Almighty and the Wise.
        8. We have sent you (Prophet Muhammad) as a witness and as a bearer of gladtidings and warning,
        9. so that you believe in Allah and His Messenger andthat you support him, revere him (Prophet Muhammad), and exalt Him(Allah), at the dawn and in the evening.
        10. Those who swear allegiance toyou swear allegiance to Allah. The Hand of Allah is above their hands. Hewho breaks his oath breaks it against his self, but for he that keeps hiscovenant made with Allah, Allah shall give him a mighty wage.
        11. TheBedouins who lagged behind will say to you: 'We were occupied with ourpossessions and families, so ask Allah to forgive us.' But they say withtheir tongues what they do not mean in their hearts. Say: 'Who can helpyou against Allah if it is that He wills harm for you or desires benefitfor you? Allah is Aware of what you do.'
        12. No, you thought that theMessenger and the believers would never return to their families, and thiswas made to seem fair in your hearts so you harbored evil thoughts, and soyou are a destroyed nation.
        13. But whosoever disbelieves in Allah and HisMessenger; We have prepared a Blazing Fire for the unbelievers.
        14. ToAllah belongs the Kingdom of the heavens and the earth. He forgives whomHe will and punishes whom He will. Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.
        15. When you set forth to take the spoils, those Bedouins who lagged behindwill say: 'Let us follow you.' They hope to change the Words of Allah.Say: 'You shall not follow us. Allah has said so before.' They will reply:'No, you are envious of us.' Rather, they have only understood a little!
        16. Say to the Arabs who lagged behind: 'You shall be called upon to fighta mighty nation, unless they embrace Islam. If you are obedient you shallreceive a good wage from Allah. But, if you turn away, as you turned yourbacks before, He will punish you with a painful punishment.'
        17. There isno fault in the blind, or the lame, or the sick. He who obeys Allah andHis Messenger He shall admit him to Gardens underneath which rivers flow;but he who turns away shall be punished with a painful punishment.
        18. Allah was pleased with the believers when they swore allegiance to youunder the tree and He knew what was in their hearts. Therefore, He sentdown tranquility upon them and rewarded them with a victory close by
        19. and they took many spoils, and Allah is the Almighty, and the Wise.
        20. Allah has promised that you take many spoils. He has hastened this to you,and restrained the hands of people from you so that He makes it a sign tothe believers and to guide you on a Straight Path.
        21. And there were(other spoils) which you were unable to take. Allah has encompassed italready, Allah is powerful over all things.
        22. If the unbelievers hadfought you they would have been put to flight, and found none to protector help them.
        23. Such is the way of Allah in days gone by, and you shallfind no change in the ways of Allah.
        24. It was He who restrained theirhands from you and your hands from them in the hollow (Hudaibiah) of Meccaafter He had given you victory over them. Allah sees the things you do.
        25. They are those who disbelieved and barred you from the Holy Mosque - andthe offering detained so as not to reach its place of sacrifice - if ithad not been for certain believing men and certain believing women whomyou did not know, you might have trampled upon them, and so sin reachedyou because of (killing) them while you did not know. In order that Allahadmits into His Mercy whom He will, had they (the believers) been easy todistinguish, We would have punished the unbelievers among them with apainful punishment.
        26. And when the unbelievers established in theirhearts fierce bigotry, the fierce bigotry of ignorance, Allah sent downHis tranquility on His Messenger and the believers and firmly fastened tothem the Word of 'taqwa' (there is no god except Allah, and Muhammad isHis Messenger, as it is the cause of righteousness) to which they havebetter right and are worthy of it. Allah has knowledge of all things.
        27. Indeed, Allah, in truth, has realized His Messenger's vision. You shallenter the Sacred Mosque in security if Allah wills, with hair shaven orcut short and without fear. He knew what you did not know, and granted youa near victory.
        28. It is He who has sent His Messenger with guidance andthe religion of truth, so that He exalts it above all other religions.Allah is the Sufficient Witness.
        29. Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.Those who are with him are harsh against the unbelievers but merciful toone another. You see them bow and prostrate themselves seeking the bountyand pleasure of Allah. Their mark is on their faces from the trace ofprostration. That is their likeness in the Torah and their likeness in theGospel, as the seed which puts forth its shoot and strengthens it, so thatit grows stout and rises straight upon its stalk, delighting the sowers,and through them He enrages the unbelievers. Allah has promised those ofthem who believe and do good deeds, forgiveness and a great wage.

        49. The Apartments - Al-Hujurat

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. Believers do not advance before Allah and His Messenger. Fear Allah.Allah is the Hearer, the Knower.
        2. Believers, do not raise your voicesabove the voice of the Prophet, nor speak loudly to him as you do to oneanother lest your works should be annulled without your knowledge.
        3. Thosewho lower their voice in the presence of the Messenger of Allah are thosewhose hearts Allah has tested for warding off (evil). They shall receiveforgiveness and a great wage.
        4. Whereas those who call out to you frombehind the apartments, most of them lack understanding.
        5. If they hadpatience until you went out to them, it would have been better for them.But Allah is the Forgiving and the Most Merciful.
        6. Believers, if anevildoer brings you a piece of news, inquire first, in case you shouldunwittingly wrong others and then repent of what you have done.
        7. Knowthat the Messenger of Allah is among you. If he were to obey you in manymatters, you would surely suffer. But Allah has endeared the Belief to youand beautified it in your hearts, and has made detestable to youdisbelief, wrongdoing, and disobedience. Such are those who are righteous
        8. by the Favor and Blessing of Allah. Allah is the Knower and the Wise.
        9. If two parties of believers fight, reform between them. If either of themis insolent against the other, fight the insolent one till they revert tothe order of Allah. If they revert, reform between them with justice, andweigh with justice. Allah loves those who weigh with justice.
        10. Believersare indeed brothers, therefore make things right among your two brothersand fear Allah, so that you will be subject to mercy.
        11. Believers, do notlet people mock other people who may be better than themselves. Do not letwomen mock women, who may be better than themselves. Do not find faultwith one another, nor abuse one another with nicknames. An evil name isdisobedience after belief. Those who do not repent are the harmdoers.
        12. Believers, abstain from most suspicion, some suspicion is a sin. Neitherspy nor backbite one another - would any of you like to eat the flesh ofhis dead brother? Surely, you would loathe it. Fear Allah, without doubtAllah turns (in mercy) and He is the Merciful.
        13. People, We have createdyou from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes thatyou might know one another. The noblest of you before Allah is the mostrighteous of you. Allah is the Knower, the Aware.
        14. The Arabs declare:'We believe.' Say: 'You do not', rather, say: 'we submit,' because beliefhas not yet found its way into your hearts. If you obey Allah and HisMessenger, He will not reduce a thing from of your deeds. Allah is theForgiving and the Most Merciful.
        15. The believers are those who believe inAllah and His Messenger and have not doubted, and who struggled in His Waywith their possessions and themselves. Such are those who are truthful.
        16. Say: 'Would you teach Allah what your religion is, when Allah knows allthat is in the heavens and the earth?' Allah has knowledge of all things.
        17. They regard it as a favor to you that they have submitted! Say: 'Do notregard your submission as a favor to me, rather, it is Allah who bestowsupon you a favor by guiding you to belief, if you are truthful.'
        18. Indeed, Allah knows the Unseen of the heavens and the earth, and Allah isthe Seer of what you do.'

        50. Qaaf - Qaaf

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. Qaaf. By the Glorious Koran!
        2. No, but they marvel that from amongthemselves a warner has come to them. The unbelievers say (in mockery):'This is a marvelous thing!
        3. What, when we are dead and turned to dust?That indeed would be an unlikely return!'
        4. We know all that the earthtakes away of them, and a Book of Records is with Us.
        5. Rather, theybelied the truth when it came to them, and now they are in a state ofconfusion.
        6. What, have they never observed the heaven above them, (andseen) how We built and adorned it, leaving no crack?
        7. We spread out theearth and set upon it firm mountains, and We cause every delightful thingto grow in it
        8. as a lesson and a reminder to every penitent worshiper.
        9. We sent down blessed water from the sky with which We caused gardens andthe grains of harvest to grow,
        10. and tall palm-trees with compact spathes
        11. as a provision for the worshipers; thereby We revived a land that wasdead. Such shall be the emerging.
        12. Before them, the nation of Noah, thenation of Ar-Rass belied and so did Thamood
        13. and Aad, Pharaoh and thebrothers of Lot,
        14. the dwellers of the Thicket and the nation of Tubba',all belied their Messengers, therefore My threat was realized.
        15. What,were We wearied by the first creation? No, indeed; yet they are in doubtabout a new creation.
        16. Indeed, We created the human. We know thewhisperings of his soul, and are closer to him than the jugular vein.
        17. When both receivers (the angels) receive, one on his right, the other onhis left,
        18. whatever phrase he utters, an observer is present.
        19. Andwhen the agony of death comes in truth (they will say): 'This is what youhave been trying to avoid!'
        20. And the Horn shall be blown; that is theDay of Threat!
        21. Each soul shall come with a driver, and a witness.
        22. (It will be said): 'Of this you have been heedless. Therefore, we have nowremoved your covering. Today your sight is sharp.'
        23. And his companionwill say: 'This is that which I have present.'
        24. (It will be said):'Indeed, cast into Gehenna (Hell) every deviating unbeliever,
        25. forbidderof good, transgressor and doubter,
        26. who has set up with Allah anothergod. Indeed, you two, cast him into the terrible punishment.'
        27. And hiscompanion shall say: 'Our Lord, I did not make him insolent, he was farastray.'
        28. He (Allah) will say: 'Do not dispute before Me. I sent you awarning beforehand.
        29. The Word cannot be changed with Me; I do not wrongMy worshipers.'
        30. On that Day We shall ask Gehenna: 'Are you full?' Andit will answer: 'Are there any more?'
        31. And Paradise, which is not faraway, shall be brought closer to those who were cautious.
        32. (It shall besaid to them): 'This is that you were promised. It is for every heedingpenitent.
        33. Whosoever fears the Merciful in the Unseen, and comes with acontrite heart.
        34. Enter it in peace. This is the Day of Eternity!'
        35. There they have all that they desire, and with Us is much more.
        36. Howmany generations, stronger in might than they have We destroyed beforethem! They searched the land, could they find any asylum?
        37. Surely, inthis there is a Reminder for he who has a heart or listens attentivelywhile witnessing.
        38. In six days We created the heavens and the earth andall that is between them - and no weariness touched Us!
        39. Bear then withpatience what they say. Exalt with the praise of your Lord before sunriseand before sunset.
        40. And exalt Him in the night, and at the ends of theprostrations.
        41. Listen for the Day when the Caller will call from anearby place.
        42. On the Day when they will hear the Shout, in truth thatDay they will emerge.
        43. It is We who give life and make to die. To Us isthe arrival.
        44. Upon that Day the earth will be rent asunder from aroundthem as they hurry forth - that is an easy gathering for Us.
        45. Indeed, Weknow what they say. You (Prophet Muhammad) are not a tyrant over them.Therefore, remind by the Koran whosoever fears (My) threat.

        51. The Scatterers - Ath-Thariyat

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. By the scatterers (the wind) scattering,
        2. then the bearers of weight(the clouds),
        3. then the easy runners (the ships);
        4. then by thedistributors (angels), ordered;
        5. indeed, that which you are promised istrue,
        6. and the recompense shall surely happen.
        7. By the heaven with itspassages,
        8. surely, you are in different sayings,
        9. and are turned awayfrom him who is turned.
        10. Woe to the liars
        11. who are heedless in theimmersion.
        12. 'When will the Day of Judgement be?' they ask.
        13. On thatDay they shall be tried at the Fire,
        14. 'Taste your trial. This is whatyou have sought to hasten!'
        15. The righteous shall live among gardens andfountains,
        16. receiving what their Lord will give them because before thisthey were good-doers.
        17. They slept but a little at night,
        18. and at dawnwould ask forgiveness,
        19. and in their wealth was a share for whosoeverasked and for whosoever was prevented.
        20. For those with sure belief thereare signs in the earth,
        21. and also in yourselves. Can you not see?
        22. Inthe sky is your provision and that which you are promised.
        23. So by theLord of heaven and earth, it is as true as your speech.
        24. Have you heardthe story of Abraham's honored guests?
        25. They entered to him and said:'Peace.' And he replied: 'Peace, you are people unknown to me.'
        26. So heturned to his household and brought a fattened calf.
        27. He set it beforethem, saying: 'Will you not eat?'
        28. Then he conceived a fear about them,and they said: 'Have no fear', and gave him the glad tidings that he wasto have a knowledgeable son.
        29. (Sarah) his wife came with an exclamationand clasped her face, and said: 'Surely, I am a barren old woman!'
        30. 'Such, says your Lord,' they replied: 'He is the Wise, the Knower.'
        31. 'Messengers,' said he (Abraham), 'what is your errand?'
        32. They replied:'We are sent to a sinful nation,
        33. so that we bring down stones of clayupon them
        34. marked by your Lord for the sinful.'
        35. So We brought thebelievers out of that they were in.
        36. But We found in it only onehousehold of those who had surrendered themselves,
        37. and left therein asign for those who fear the painful punishment.
        38. In Moses, too, (therewere signs). We sent him to Pharaoh with clear authority,
        39. but he turnedhis back with his Assembly, saying: 'He is (either) a sorcerer or a madman!'
        40. So We seized him and his hosts and cast them into the sea.Indeed, he was blameworthy.
        41. And in Aad. We let loose on them awithering wind
        42. that left nothing it came upon, except that it wasashes.
        43. And in Thamood it was said to them: 'Take your enjoyment forawhile!'
        44. But in their pride they turn away from the commandment oftheir Lord and the thunderbolt struck them whilst they were looking;
        45. they could neither stand up straight, nor were they helped.
        46. And beforethem the nation of Noah, indeed they were a debauched nation.
        47. We builtthe heaven with might, and We widely extended it.
        48. and We cradled theearth. And We are the Best of Cradlers.
        49. We created two kinds of allthings, so that you will remember.
        50. Therefore, flee to Allah. I am aclear warner to you from Him.
        51. Do not set up with Allah another god. Iam a clear warner to you from Him.
        52. Similarly, no Messenger came tothose before them but they said: 'Sorcerer, or mad!'
        53. Have they handedthis down from one to another? No, rather, they are an insolent nation.
        54. So turn away from them, you shall not be blamed,
        55. But remind, theReminder will benefit the believers.
        56. I have not created mankind andjinn except to worship Me.
        57. I do not desire provision from them, nor doI desire that they should feed Me.
        58. Surely, Allah is the Provider, thePossessor of Power, the Mighty.
        59. The evildoers shall have for theirportion, a portion like their companions (who were destroyed before them).Therefore, they should not ask Us to hasten!
        60. Woe then to theunbelievers for their Day which they were promised!

        52. The Mount - At-Tur

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. By the Mount
        2. and by the Book in lines
        3. in an exposed parchment
        4. by the Visited House,
        5. and the uplifted roof
        6. and the sea that is full
        7. surely, the punishment of your Lord is about to come,
        8. there is none toprevent it.
        9. Upon the Day when the heaven spins dizzily
        10. and themountains move, moving.
        11. On that Day woe to those who belied -
        12. thosewho are in plunging, playing.
        13. On that Day when they shall be pitchedinto the Fire of Gehenna (Hell),
        14. (it will be said to them): 'This isthe Fire which you belied!
        15. Is this magic, or is it that you do you notsee?
        16. Roast in it, bear it with or without patience, it is the same, youare only being recompensed for that which you used to do.'
        17. But in theGardens the righteous shall live in bliss,
        18. rejoicing in all their Lordhas given them, and their Lord will guard them against the punishment ofHell.
        19. (It will be said): 'Eat and drink with a good appetite because ofthat which you did.'
        20. (They shall be) reclining on couches ranged inrows and We shall wed them to houris (virgins of Paradise) with large wideeyes.
        21. Those who believe, and whose descendants follow in belief, Wewill join their descendants to them. And We will not reduce them ofanything of their deeds. Every one is pledged for what he has earned.
        22. We shall give them fruits and meat as they desire.
        23. There they will passa goblet to one another with neither idle talk nor sin,
        24. and youths, oftheir own, shall pass among them as if they were hidden pearls.
        25. Theywill go to one another asking each other questions:
        26. 'When we were amongour people,' they will say, 'we were ever fearful,
        27. but Allah has beengracious to us and has protected us from the punishment of the burningwind.
        28. Before, we were supplicating to Him. He is the Giving, the MostMerciful.'
        29. Therefore, remind. By the Favor of Allah, you are neither asoothsayer, nor mad.
        30. Or do they say: 'He is a poet, we are waiting forsome misfortune to befall him?'
        31. Say: 'Wait if you will; I shall bewaiting with you.'
        32. Or, do their intellects order them to do this? Or,are they an insolent people?
        33. Do they say: 'He has invented it?' No,they do not believe.
        34. Let them produce a phrase like it, if what theysay is true!
        35. Or, were they created out of nothing? Or, were they theirown creators?
        36. Or, did they create the heavens and the earth? No, theirbelief is not certain!
        37. Or, are the treasures of your Lord in theirkeeping? Or, are they the controllers?
        38. Or, do they have a ladder onwhich they listen? Then let any of them that has listened bring a clearauthority.
        39. Or, has He daughters, and they sons?
        40. Or, do you ask themfor a wage, so that they become weighed down in debt?
        41. Or, is the Unseenin their keeping, so they are writing it down?
        42. Or, do they desire tooutwit? The unbelievers are the outwitted.
        43. Or, do they have a god,other than Allah? Exaltations to Allah above that which they associate!
        44. Even if they saw lumps falling from the sky they would say: 'A massedcloud!'
        45. So leave them till they encounter their Day in which they shallbe thunderstruck.
        46. The Day when their guile shall not relieve them athing, and they shall not be helped.
        47. For the harmdoers there is indeed,a punishment before that, but most of them do not know.
        48. And be patientunder the Judgement of your Lord, surely, you are before Our Eyes. Andexalt with the praise of your Lord when you arise,
        49. and exalt Him in thenight and at the declining of the stars.

        53. The Star - An-Najm

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. By the star when it plunges,
        2. your companion is neither astray,neither errs,
        3. nor does he speak out of desire.
        4. Indeed it is not excepta Revelation which is revealed,
        5. taught by One who is Stern in power.
        6. Of might, he (Gabriel) stood firm
        7. while he was in the highest horizon;
        8. then he drew near, and became close
        9. he was but two bows' length or evennearer,
        10. so (Allah) revealed to His worshiper (Gabriel) that which herevealed (to Prophet Muhammad).
        11. His heart did not lie of what he saw.
        12. What, will you dispute with him about what he sees!
        13. Indeed, he sawhim in another descent
        14. at the Lote Tree (Sidrat tree) of the ending
        15. close to the Garden of Refuge.
        16. When there comes to the Lote Tree, thatwhich comes
        17. his eyes did not swerve, nor did they stray
        18. for indeedhe saw one of the greatest signs of his Lord.
        19. (Among the idols) haveyou considered al-lat and al-'uzza,
        20. and, another, the third manat?
        21. What, have you males, and He females!
        22. That is indeed an unjustdivision.
        23. They are but names, named by you and your fathers. Allah hasnot sent down any authority for them. They follow conjecture and theirsoul's desire, even though the guidance of their Lord has come to them.
        24. Is the human to have whatever he fancies?
        25. To Allah belongs the Eternallife and the first life.
        26. How many an angel is there in the heavenswhose intercession shall not benefit until Allah gives permission to whomHe will and is pleased.
        27. Those who disbelieve in the Everlasting Lifecall the angels by female names.
        28. Yet of this they have no knowledge,they follow mere conjecture, and conjecture does not help against truth.
        29. So turn from those who turn away from Our Remembrance and only desirethis present life.
        30. That is all they have of knowledge. Your Lord knowsbest who has strayed from His Path, and those who are guided.
        31. To Allahbelongs whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. Hewill recompense the evildoers according to their deeds, and recompensethose who have done good with the finest reward
        32. those who avoid themajor sin and indecencies except the small sins, indeed your Lord is ofimmense forgiveness and He is more knowledgeable of you when He createdyou from the earth and when you were still unborn in your mothers' wombs.Do not praise yourself. Allah knows the cautious.
        33. Have you consideredhe who turns his back,
        34. and gives a little, grudgingly?
        35. Or, does hepossess knowledge of the Unseen, and can therefore see?
        36. Or, has he notbeen told of that which is in the Scrolls of Moses
        37. and Abraham, whopaid his debt in full?
        38. That no soul shall bear another's burden,
        39. andthat everyone shall have in his account only that which he worked for,
        40. and that his work is surely seen
        41. then, he shall be recompensed for itin full repayment
        42. and that the final return is to your Lord,
        43. that itis He who causes to laugh and causes to weep.
        44. and that it is He whocauses to die, and causes to live
        45. and that it is He who created pairs,the male and the female,
        46. from an ejaculated drop (of sperm),
        47. andthat upon Him is the second creation
        48. and that it is He who gives richesand causes to hoard,
        49. and that He is the Lord of (the star) Sirius,
        50. that it was He that destroyed ancient Aad
        51. and Thamood, sparing no one,
        52. and before them the nation of Noah, they exceeded in evil and wereinsolent.
        53. He plunged the villages
        54. so that there came upon them thatwhich came.
        55. So which then of your Lord's favors do you dispute?
        56. Thisis a warner from the warners of ancient times.
        57. The Imminent is near athand;
        58. none except Allah can disclose it.
        59. Do you marvel then at thisdiscourse (the Koran)?
        60. Or do you laugh, and do you not weep
        61. whileyou are thoughtless?
        62. Rather, prostrate to Allah and worship Him.

        54. The Moon - Al Qamar

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. The Hour is drawing near, and the moon is split (in two).
        2. Yet ifthey see a sign (the unbelievers) turn their backs and say: 'This is but acontinuation of sorcery!'
        3. They have belied, and follow their ownfancies. But, every issue will be settled!
        4. Tidings containing adeterrent have come to them
        5. which are full of wisdom; but the warningsdo not help.
        6. Therefore, turn away from them. On the Day when the Callersummons them to a terrible thing,
        7. their eyes will be humbled as theycome out from their graves as if they were scattered locusts,
        8. running(with their necks extended) to the Caller. The unbelievers will say: 'Thisis indeed a harsh Day!'
        9. (Long) before them the nation of Noah belied.They belied Our worshiper saying: 'Mad!' and he was reprimanded.
        10. Thenhe supplicated to his Lord, (saying): 'I am overcome, help me!'
        11. Weopened the Gates of Heaven with torrential water
        12. and caused the earthto gush with springs, so that the waters met for a predestined matter.
        13. We carried him in a well built, watertight vessel made from planks (ofwood)
        14. that ran on under Our Eyes, a recompense for him because he hadbeen disbelieved.
        15. We have left it as a sign. Is there any that willremember?
        16. How then were My punishment and My warnings!
        17. We have madethe Koran easy to remember, is there any that will remember!
        18. Aad toobelied. How then were My punishment and My warnings!
        19. And We sentagainst them a howling wind in a Day of continuous of ill fortune
        20. andsnatched people up as though they were stumps of uprooted palm-trees.
        21. How then were My punishment and My warnings!
        22. We have made the Koraneasy to remember, is there any that will remember?
        23. Thamood, too, beliedOur warnings.
        24. They said: 'Are we to follow a mortal who is one of us?Then indeed, we would surely be in error and insane.
        25. Out of all of ushas the Reminder been given to him alone? Rather, he is indeed an arrogantliar.'
        26. (To him We said): 'Tomorrow they shall know who is the arrogantliar.
        27. We are sending to them as a trial, a she-camel, so watch them andhave patience.
        28. Tell them that the water is to be divided between them,a drink each for them in turn.'
        29. But they called their companion whotook hold of her and hamstrung her.
        30. How then were My punishment and Mywarnings!
        31. Then We sent against them one Shout and they became like thetrampled twigs of the (sheep) pen-builder.
        32. We have made the Koran aneasy Remembrance, is there any that will remember!
        33. The nation of Lotbelied Our warnings.
        34. We let loose on all of them a squall ofclay-stones, except for the house of Lot whom We saved at dawn
        35. throughOur Mercy. So it is that We recompense the thankful.
        36. He had warned themof Our assault but they disputed the warnings.
        37. They even solicited ofhim his guests, but We obliterated their eyes: 'Now, taste My punishmentand My warnings!'
        38. And at daybreak a determined punishment came uponthem.
        39. 'Now, taste My punishment and My warnings!'
        40. We have made theKoran an easy Remembrance, is there any that will remember!
        41. Thewarnings also came to Pharaoh's people,
        42. but they belied all Our signsso We seized them with the seizing of the Mighty, Powerful.
        43. What then,are your unbelievers better than those? Or do you have an immunity(written) in the Scrolls?
        44. Or do they say: 'We are a gathering that willbe victorious?'
        45. Most certainly their gatherings shall be routed, andthey will turn their backs.
        46. Rather, the Hour is their encounter. Andthat Hour will be most calamitous and bitter.
        47. Indeed the wrongdoers arein error and a raging fire.
        48. On the Day when they are dragged on theirfaces into the Fire, (it will be said to them): 'Taste the touch of theScorching!'
        49. Indeed, We have created all things according to a measure.
        50. And Our Order is but one word like the flashing of an eye.
        51. And Wedestroyed those like you, is there any that will remember!
        52. All theirdeeds are in the Scrolls,
        53. everything, be it great or small, isrecorded.
        54. Indeed, the cautious shall live amid gardens and a river,
        55. in a secure abode, in the presence of the Powerful King.

        55. The Merciful - Ar-Rahman

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. The Merciful
        2. has taught the Koran.
        3. He created the human
        4. andtaught him its pronunciation.
        5. The sun and the moon to a reckoning.
        6. Thestars and the trees prostrate themselves.
        7. He raised the heaven on highand set the scale.
        8. Do not transgress the scales.
        9. Give just weight anddo not skimp the scales.
        10. He set down the earth for the creation.
        11. Therein are fruits and palm trees with sheaths,
        12. the grain in the blade;and aromatic herbs.
        13. Which favors of your Lord will you both (humans andjinn) belie?
        14. He created the human from clay, like earthenware
        15. and Hecreated the jinn from smokeless fire.
        16. Which favors of your Lord willyou both belie?
        17. The Lord of the Two Easts, the Lord of the Two Wests.
        18. Which favors of your Lord will you both belie?
        19. He has let forth thetwo seas, they meet together,
        20. and between them is a barrier which theydo not overpass.
        21. Which favors of your Lord will you both belie?
        22. Pearls and corals come from both.
        23. Which favors of your Lord will youboth belie?
        24. Also, His are the ships that run, raised up like mountainsupon the sea.
        25. Which favors of your Lord will you both belie?
        26. Allthat live on it will perish.
        27. Yet the Face of your Lord will abideforever, Majestic and Splendid.
        28. Which favors of your Lord will you bothbelie?
        29. Whosoever is in the heaven and earth ask Him. Every day He isupon an affair (He reveals according to His Eternal determination).
        30. Which favors of your Lord will you both belie?
        31. We shall surely aim, Oboth burdened.
        32. Which favors of your Lord will you both belie?
        33. Tribeof jinn and of human, if you are able to penetrate the provinces of heavenand earth, pass through them! But you shall not pass through except with apower!
        34. Which favors of your Lord will you both belie?
        35. Flames of fireand molten copper shall be loosed against you, and you shall not behelped.
        36. Which favors of your Lord will you both belie?
        37. When theheaven splits asunder and turns crimson, like red leather.
        38. Which favorsof your Lord will you both belie?
        39. On that Day, neither human nor jinnshall be asked about his sin.
        40. Which favors of your Lord will you bothbelie?
        41. The sinners shall be known by their mark, they shall be seizedby their forelocks and their feet.
        42. Which favors of your Lord will youboth belie?
        43. This is Gehenna (Hell) which the sinners belied,
        44. theyshall go round between it, and between a hot, boiling water.
        45. Whichfavors of your Lord will you both belie?
        46. And for he who fears thestanding (before) his Lord there are two Gardens.
        47. Which favors of yourLord will you both belie?
        48. (Gardens) with many branches.
        49. Which favorsof your Lord will you both belie?
        50. Therein are two running fountains.
        51. Which favors of your Lord will you both belie?
        52. Therein are two kinds ofevery fruit.
        53. Which favors of your Lord will you both belie?
        54. (Theyshall) recline on couches lined with brocade, and the fruits of theGardens will be near at hand.
        55. Which favors of your Lord will you bothbelie?
        56. Therein are maidens who restrain their glances, whom neitherhuman nor jinn have touched before.
        57. Which favors of your Lord will youboth belie?
        58. As (lovely as) rubies and as (beautiful as) coral.
        59. Whichfavors of your Lord will you both belie?
        60. Shall the recompense ofgoodness be anything other than goodness?
        61. Which favors of your Lordwill you both belie?
        62. And beside these there shall be two Gardens.
        63. Which favors of your Lord will you both belie?
        64. The greenest of greenpastures.
        65. Which favors of your Lord will you both belie?
        66. Therein aretwo gushing fountains of water.
        67. Which favors of your Lord will you bothbelie?
        68. In them are fruits, palm trees and pomegranates.
        69. Which favorsof your Lord will you both belie?
        70. In them shall be good and pleasing.
        71. Which favors of your Lord will you both belie?
        72. Maidens (of Paradise,Houris) in cloistered cool pavilions.
        73. Which favors of your Lord willyou both belie?
        74. Neither human nor jinn will have touched them before.
        75. Which favors of your Lord will you both belie?
        76. Reclining on greencushions and fine carpets.
        77. Which favors of your Lord will you bothbelie?
        78. Blessed be the Name of your Lord, Majestic, Splendid.

        56. The Event - Al-Waqi'a

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. When the Event (the resurrection) comes
        2. there is no denying itscoming
        3. (it will) abase (some) and exalt (others).
        4. When the earth isshaken
        5. and the mountains fragmented
        6. becoming scattered dust,
        7. youshall be divided into three parties,
        8. Companions of the Right, what arethe Companions of the Right?
        9. Companions of the Left, what are theCompanions of the Left?
        10. And the Outstrippers, the Outstrippers
        11. thoseare they brought near (to their Lord)
        12. in the Gardens of Delight,
        13. ahost of the ancients
        14. but only a few from the later generations.
        15. onlavish couches
        16. they shall recline, facing each other,
        17. (and there)shall wait on them immortal youths
        18. with goblets and ewers, and a cupfrom a spring
        19. that will neither make the head throb, nor intoxicate,
        20. with fruits of their own choice
        21. and any flesh of fowl that they desire.
        22. And wide-eyed houris
        23. like hidden pearls,
        24. a recompense for allthat they did.
        25. There they shall hear no idle talk, no cause of sin,
        26. but only the saying: 'Peace, Peace!'
        27. The Companions of the Right
        28. (will be) among thornless Lote trees.
        29. Banana-trees, piled
        30. andcontinuous shade,
        31. and flowing water
        32. and an abundance of fruits,
        33. unfailing and not forbidden.
        34. And couches raised up.
        35. Indeed We formedthem (the houris and all believing women),
        36. and made them virgins,
        37. chaste, loving companions of the same age
        38. for the Companions of theRight -
        39. a multitude of the ancients,
        40. and a multitude of the laterpeople.
        41. As for the Companions of the Left
        42. (they shall live) amidburning winds and boiling water,
        43. in the shadow of a smoking blaze,
        44. neither cool nor good.
        45. Before they lived at ease,
        46. and persisted inthe great sin
        47. and constantly said: 'What, when we are dead and becomedust and bones, shall we then be restored to life?
        48. What, and ourfathers, the ancients?'
        49. Say: 'Those of ancient times and those of latertimes
        50. shall be gathered together to the appointed time on a known Day.'
        51. Then you went astray, you that belied,
        52. you shall eat (the fruit) ofthe Tree of Zakkum.
        53. You shall fill your bellies with it,
        54. and drinkboiling water on top of that,
        55. and you will drink as the lapping ofthirsty camels.
        56. Such shall be your hospitality on the Day ofRecompense.
        57. We created you, why will you not believe!
        58. Have youthought about what (sperm) you ejaculate?
        59. Did you create it, or are Wethe Creator?
        60. It was We who decreed death among you. We will not besurpassed
        61. that We will change you and cause you to grow again in a wayyou do not know.
        62. You have surely known of the first creation. Why then,will you not remember!
        63. Ponder upon the soil you till,
        64. is it you thatsow it, or are We the Sower?
        65. If We will, We would make it brokenstubble and you would remain wondering,
        66. (Saying:) 'We are laden withdebts!
        67. Rather, we have been prevented!'
        68. Have you thought about thewater you drink?
        69. Is it you that send it down from the clouds or We?
        70. If We will, We would make it bitter, why then do you not give thanks?
        71. Have you thought about the fire you kindle?
        72. Is it you that originatedits tree, or are We the Originator?
        73. We have made it a reminder, and ablessing to the traveler.
        74. Then, exalt the Name of your Lord, the Great.
        75. I swear by the fallings of the stars -
        76. and that is a mighty oath, ifyou but knew -
        77. it is indeed a Glorious Koran,
        78. in a Book protected(from tampering)
        79. which none shall touch except the purified;
        80. asending down from the Lord of all the Worlds.
        81. What, do you hold thisdiscourse in disdain,
        82. do you make it your provision to belie it?
        83. Why, then, when the soul leaps up to the throat of the dying
        84. and youare watching at that time
        85. We are nearer to him than you, but you do notsee
        86. why then, if you are not revived,
        87. do you not restore his soul,if you are truthful?
        88. If he is among the near
        89. there shall be calmnessand ease, a Garden of Delight.
        90. If he is a Companion of the Right
        91. (hewill be greeted with): 'Peace be upon you, Companion of the Right!'
        92. But, if he is of those who belied, and went astray,
        93. there shall be ahospitality of boiling water,
        94. and a roasting in Hell.
        95. Indeed, thisis the certain truth.
        96. So exalt the Name of your Lord, the Great.

        57. The Iron - Al-Hadeed

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. All that is in the heavens and earth exalt Allah. He is the Almighty,the Wise.
        2. To Him belongs the Kingdom in the heavens and earth. It is Hewho revives and causes to die, and He has power over all things.
        3. He isthe First and the Last, the Clear and the Hidden. He has knowledge of allthings.
        4. He created the heavens and the earth in six days, and willed tothe Throne. He knows what penetrates the earth and all that emerges fromit; all that descends from heaven and all that ascends to it. He is withyou wherever you are. Allah sees the things you do.
        5. To Him belongs theKingdom of the heavens and the earth. To Him all matters shall return.
        6. He causes the night to enter into the day and the day to enter into thenight. He has knowledge of the thoughts of the innermost of the chests.
        7. Believe in Allah and His Messenger and spend (in charity) of that which Hehas made you successors. Whosoever of you believes and spends shall have amighty wage.
        8. Why is it that you do not believe in Allah, when theMessenger calls on you to believe in your Lord, and He has made a covenantwith you if you are believers?
        9. It is He who sends down clear verses toHis worshiper, so that He brings you out of the darkness into the light.Indeed, Allah is the Gentle, the Most Merciful to you.
        10. And why is itthat you do not spend in the Way of Allah, when the inheritance of theheavens and earth belong to Allah alone? Those who spent before thevictory and took part in the fighting are mightier in rank and are notequal to those who spent and fought thereafter. Yet, Allah has promisedeach a fine reward, and Allah is Aware of what you do.
        11. Who will lend agenerous loan to Allah? He will multiply it for him and he shall receive agenerous wage.
        12. The Day (will surely come) when you shall see believingmen and women with their light running before them on their right hands,(it will be said to them): 'Glad tidings for you this Day. You shall livefor ever in Gardens underneath which rivers flow! That is indeed themighty triumph.
        13. On that Day the hypocrites, both men and women, willsay to the believers: 'Wait for us so that we can take from your light.'But they will be answered: 'Go back and seek a light!' And a wall with adoor shall be between them. Inside it there is mercy, and outside will bethe punishment.
        14. They will call out to them, saying: 'Were we not withyou?' 'Yes,' they will reply, 'but you tempted yourselves, you waited (forproblems to befall the believers), and you doubted, and were deluded byyour own fancies until the Command of Allah came, and the deluder (satan)deluded you concerning Allah.
        15. Today no ransom shall be accepted fromyou or from the unbelievers. Your shelter is the Fire, that is yoursponsor, the worst arrival!'
        16. Is it not time that the hearts of thebelievers be humbled to the Remembrance of Allah and the truth which Hehas sent down? They should not be like those who were given the Bookbefore this, whose time became very long so that their hearts becamehardened. Many of them were impious.
        17. Know that Allah revives the earthafter it was dead. We have made plain to you the signs in order that youunderstand.
        18. Indeed, those who give in charity, be they men or women,and those who lend a good loan to Allah, shall be repaid in multiples.They shall receive a generous wage.
        19. Those who believe in Allah and HisMessengers are the sincere and the martyrs before their Lord, they shallhave their reward and their light. But those that disbelieve and beliedOur verses are the inhabitants of Gehenna (Hell).
        20. Know that the life ofthis world is but play and an amusement, and adornment, and a cause forboasting among you, a rivalry for greater riches and children. It is likerain whose vegetation pleases the unbelievers, but then it withers andturns yellow, becoming broken stubble. In the Everlasting Life is aterrible punishment, forgiveness, and great pleasure from Allah. The lifeof this world is nothing except the joy of delusion.
        21. Therefore, racefor forgiveness from your Lord, and for a Garden as wide as heaven andearth, prepared for those who believe in Allah and His Messengers. Such isthe Favor of Allah; He gives it to whom He will. Allah is the Owner ofgreat favor.
        22. No affliction can befall either the earth, or yourself,except that it is (written) in a Book before We created it. That is easyfor Allah;
        23. so that you will not be saddened for whatever does not cometo you, nor be overjoyed in what has come to you. Allah does not lovethose who are proud and boastful
        24. nor those who are mean, and encourageothers to be mean. And he that turns away, (know) that Allah is Rich andPraised.
        25. We have sent Our Messengers with proofs, and sent them withthe Book and the Scales, so that people might establish the Scale (ofjustice). We have sent down iron in which there is great might and diversebenefit for people, so that Allah knows those who help Him and HisMessengers in the Unseen. Indeed, Allah is the Strong, the Almighty.
        26. Wesent forth Noah and Abraham, and appointed the Prophethood and the Book tobe given to their descendants. Some were guided, but many were impious.
        27. Following them We sent Our (other) Messengers, and We sent following intheir footsteps, (Prophet) Jesus, the son of Mary and gave him the Gospel,and put tenderness and mercy in the hearts of his followers. As formonasticism, they invented it thereby seeking the pleasure of Allah. Wedid not write it for them, and they did not observe it as it should beobserved. We gave to those of them who believed their wage, but many ofthem are impious.
        28. Believers, fear Allah and believe in His Messenger(Prophet Muhammad), He will give you a double portion of His Mercy and Hewill make for you a light in which to walk, and forgive you; Allah is theForgiver and the Most Merciful.
        29. So that the People of the Book may knowthat they have no power over any of the favors of Allah; that the favorsare in the Hand of Allah; He gives it to whom He will. The Favor of Allahis the Great.

        58. The Reasoning - Al-Mujadala

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. Allah has heard the words of her that reasons with you (ProphetMuhammad) concerning her husband and made her complaint to Allah. Allahhas heard both of you discussing with one another. Indeed, Allah is theHearer, the Seer.
        2. Those of you who say to their wives, 'Be as mymother's back,' indeed, they are not their mothers. Their mothers are onlythose who gave birth to them. Indeed they speak dishonorably and falsely.But Allah is the Pardoning, the Forgiving.
        3. Those who say to their wives,'Be as my mother's back,' then retract their words thereafter shall set aperson free before they touch each other again. By that you areadmonished. Allah is Aware of all that you do.
        4. He who is unable shallfast for two successive months before they touch one another. If he isunable to do this, let him feed sixty needy people - that, so that youbelieve in Allah and His Messenger. Such are the bounds of Allah. There isa painful punishment awaiting the unbelievers.
        5. Those who oppose Allahand His Messenger shall be frustrated just as those before them werefrustrated. We have sent down proofs and clear verses, and for theunbelievers, there is a humiliating punishment.
        6. On the Day when Allahwill raise them up all together He will inform them of what they did.Allah has taken count of it, although they have forgotten. Allah isWitness to all things.
        7. Have you not seen that Allah knows that which isin the heavens and the earth? There is no secret talk between three but Heis the fourth of them; nor between five but He is the sixth of them; norbetween fewer or more but He is with them wherever they are. Then, on theDay of Resurrection, He will inform them of what they have done. Surely,Allah has knowledge of all things.
        8. Have you not seen those who wereforbidden to talk in secrecy together? They return to that which they areforbidden and talk secretly together in sin and hatred, and indisobedience to the Messenger. Then, when they come to you they greet youwith greetings with which Allah does not greet you, and they say withinthemselves: 'Why does Allah not punish us for what we say?' Gehenna (Hell)suffices them, they shall be roasted, an evil arrival!
        9. Believers, whenyou talk in secret do not talk together in sin and hatred, anddisobedience towards the Messenger, but talk of piety and caution. FearAllah before whom you shall be gathered.
        10. Talking together maliciouslyin secret is from satan, so that believers should sorrow, yet he can notharm them at all, except by the permission of Allah. In Allah let thebelievers put their trust.
        11. Believers, make room in your sitting placeswhen it is asked of you, and Allah will make room for you. When you areasked to move, so move, and Allah will raise up in ranks those whobelieved among you and those who have been given knowledge. Allah is Awareof what you do.
        12. Believers, when you consult with the Messenger, presentbefore your consultation a free will offering. That is best and purest foryou. But if you lack the means, Allah is the Forgiver and the MostMerciful.
        13. Are you afraid to offer a freewill offering before yourconsultation? But if you do not, Allah will turn to you again, thenestablish the prayer and pay the obligatory charity, and be obedient toAllah and His Messenger. Allah is Aware of what you do.
        14. Do you seethose who have been guided by a nation that incurred the Wrath of Allah?They belong neither to you, nor to them, and knowingly they swear to lies.
        15. Allah has prepared for them a grievous punishment. Evil indeed is thatwhich they have done.
        16. They have taken their oaths as a disguise and barfrom the Way of Allah, so a humiliating punishment awaits them.
        17. Neithertheir wealth nor their children shall help them a thing against Allah.They are the inhabitants of the Fire, and there they shall live for ever.
        18. On the Day when Allah shall raise them all up, they will swear to Himas they now swear to you thinking that they are upon something. Indeed,they are the liars!
        19. satan has mastered them and caused them to forgetthe Remembrance of Allah. Those are satan's party; and satan's party shallassuredly be the losers.
        20. Those who oppose Allah and His Messenger shallbe among the humiliated.
        21. Allah has written: 'I will surely be theVictor, I and My Messengers.' Surely, Allah is the Strong, the Almighty.
        22. You shall find no nation believing in Allah and the Last Day lovinganyone that opposes Allah and His Messenger, even though they be theirfathers, their sons, their brothers, or their tribe. Those, He has writtenupon their hearts faith and strengthened them with a spirit from Him. Hewill admit them to the Gardens underneath which rivers flow, where theyshall live for ever. Allah is pleased with them and they are pleased withHim. They are the Party of Allah; and the Party of Allah are the winners.

        59. The Gathering - Al-Hashr

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. All that is in heavens and earth exalt Allah. He is the Almighty, theWise.
        2. It was He who expelled the unbelievers among the People of theBook from their homes into the first exile. You did not think that theywould go out, and they thought their fortresses would protect them fromAllah. But Allah came upon them from where they did not expect, castingterror into their hearts that their homes were destroyed by their ownhands as well as by the hands of the believers. Therefore, take heed youthat have eyes.
        3. Had it been that Allah had not decreed that they shouldbe dispersed, He would have surely punished them in this world. And in theEverlasting Life the punishment of the Fire awaits them,
        4. because theybroke their promise with Allah and His Messenger; and whosoever breakstheir promise with Allah - Allah is Stern in retribution.
        5. Whateverpalm-tree you cut down or left standing upon its roots, it is by thepermission of Allah, so that He might humiliate the impious.
        6. Andwhatever spoils of war Allah has given to His Messenger from them, youhastened on neither horse nor camel against them, but Allah gives HisMessengers authority over whom He will. Allah is Powerful over all things.
        7. The spoils of war taken from the villagers and given by Allah to HisMessenger belong to Allah, His Messenger and the near kinsmen, theorphans, the needy and the destitute traveler, so that it is not somethingtaken in turns by the rich among you. Whatever the Messenger gives you,accept it; and whatever he forbids you, abstain. And fear Allah; surely,Allah is Stern in retribution.
        8. (A share of the spoils shall also begiven) to the poor emigrants who were expelled from their homes and theirpossessions, who seek the Favor and Pleasure of Allah, and help Allah andHis Messenger. These are they that are truthful.
        9. And those before themwho had made their dwelling in the abode (the City of Madinah), andbecause of their belief love those who have emigrated to them; they do notfind any (envy) in their chests for what they have been given and preferthem above themselves, even though they themselves have a need. Whosoeveris saved from the greed of his own soul, they are the ones who win.
        10. Those who came after them say: 'Forgive us our Lord, and forgive ourbrothers who were believers before us. Do not put in our hearts any spitetowards those who believe. Lord, You are the Gentle, the Most Merciful.'
        11. Have you not seen the hypocrites? They say to their brothers among thePeople of the Book who disbelieve, 'If they expel you, we will go withyou. We will never obey anyone against you. If they fight against you wewill certainly help you.' But Allah bears witness that they are, withoutdoubt, liars.
        12. If they are expelled or fought against, they will not gowith them, nor will they will help them. Indeed, if they helped them, theywould turn their backs and then they would not be helped.
        13. Their fear ofyou in their hearts is greater than their fear of Allah; that is becausethey are a people who do not understand.
        14. They will never fight againstyou all together except from fortified villages or from behind walls.Their courage is great among themselves; you think them to be united, yettheir hearts are not united. That is because they are a people who have nosense.
        15. Just as those who, not long before, tasted the mischief of theiractions, there awaits for them a painful punishment.
        16. Like satan when hesaid to the human, 'Disbelieve'; then as soon as he disbelieved, he said,'Indeed, I am innocent of you, surely, I fear Allah, the Lord of all theWorlds.'
        17. Their end shall be that they live for ever in the Fire. Thatis the recompense of the harmdoers.
        18. Believers, fear Allah. Let everysoul look to what it has forwarded for the future, and fear Allah, forAllah is Aware of the things you do.
        19. Do not be like those who haveforgotten Allah so that He has caused them to forget their souls. Those,they are the evildoers.
        20. The inhabitants of the Fire and the inhabitantsof Paradise are not equal. The inhabitants of Paradise shall betriumphant.
        21. Had We sent down this Koran upon a mountain, you would haveseen it humble itself and split asunder for fear of Allah. Such are theparables we strike for people so that they will reflect.
        22. He is Allah,there is no god except He. He knows the Unseen and the Visible. He is theMerciful, the Most Merciful.
        23. He is Allah, there is no god except He. Heis the King, the Pure, the Peace, the Confirmer, the Watchful, theAlmighty, the Compeller, the Sublime. Exalted is Allah, above all thatthey associate!
        24. He is Allah, the Creator, the Originator, the Shaper.To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names. All that is in the heavens andearth exalt Him. He is the Almighty, the Wise.

        60. Tested - Al-Mumtahana

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. Believers, do not take My enemy and your enemy for your guides,offering them love when they have disbelieved the truth that has come toyou, who expel the Messenger and yourselves because you believe in Allah,your Lord! If you go out to struggle in My way seeking My pleasure, butsecretly love them, I know well what you conceal and what you reveal;whosoever of you does this will have gone astray from the Right Path.
        2. Ifthey come upon you, they will be your enemies, and stretch out their handsand tongues to do evil to you. They wish that you would disbelieve.
        3. Onthe Day of Resurrection neither your blood relatives nor your childrenshall be of benefit to you. Allah will differentiate between you, andAllah sees the things you do.
        4. You have a good example in Abraham andthose with him. They said to their nation: 'We are quit of you, and thatwhich you worship, other than Allah. We disbelieve you, enmity and hatredhas shown itself between us for ever until you believe in Allah alone.'Except that Abraham said to his father: 'Surely, I shall supplicate to askfor forgiveness for you although I have no power to do anything for youwith Allah.' ' Our Lord, in You we have put our trust; to You we turn, andto You is the arrival,
        5. Our Lord, do not make us a temptation for theunbelievers and forgive us. Our Lord, You are the Almighty, the Wise.'
        6. In those there is a good example for whosoever hopes for Allah and theLast Day. Whosoever turns away, indeed, Allah is the Rich and the Praised.
        7. It may be that Allah establishes love between you and those with whomyou are at enmity. Allah is the Powerful, Allah is the Forgiving and theMost Merciful.
        8. Allah does not forbid you to be kind and to act justly tothose who have neither made war on your Religion nor expelled you fromyour homes. Allah loves the just.
        9. But Allah only forbids you to beguided by those who have fought against you in your religion's cause andexpelled you from your homes or have supported others in your expulsion.Whosoever takes them as guides are harmdoers.
        10. Believers, when believingwomen come to you as emigrants, test them. Allah best knows their belief.If you find them to be believers do not return them to the unbelievers;they are not permitted to the unbelievers, nor are the unbelieverspermitted to them. But give back to the unbelievers what they have spent,and there is no fault in you to marry such women, provided you give themtheir dowries. Do not hold on to the ties with unbelieving women, ask whatyou have spent and let them ask what they have spent. Such is theJudgement of Allah; He judges between you; and Allah is the Knower, andthe Wise.
        11. If any of your wives desert you to be with the unbelieversand you retaliate, give those whose wives who have deserted the equivalentof what they have spent. And fear Allah in whom you believe.
        12. O Prophet,when believing women come to you and swear loyalty to you upon thecondition that they will not associate anything with Allah, and will notsteal, nor commit adultery, nor slay their children, nor fabricate slanderbetween their hands and their feet, nor disobey you in any honorablething, supplicate to Allah for forgiveness for them, Allah is theForgiving and the Most Merciful.
        13. Believers, do not take as guides thosewho have incurred the Wrath of Allah and who despair of the EverlastingLife (to come), like the unbelievers despaired of the inhabitants of thetombs (that they shall be resurrected).

        61. The Line - As-Saff

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. All that is in the heavens and earth exalt Allah. He is the Almighty,the Wise.
        2. Believers, why do you say what you never do?
        3. It is mosthateful to Allah that you should say that which you do not do.
        4. Allahloves those who fight in His Way lining up as if they were a stackedbuilding.
        5. And when Moses, said to his nation: 'Why do you harm me, whenyou know that I am the Messenger of Allah sent to you?' But when theyswerved away Allah caused their hearts to swerve. Allah never guidesimpious people.
        6. And when (Prophet) Jesus, the son of Mary said:'Children of Israel, I am sent to you by Allah to confirm the Torah thatwas before me, and to give news of a Messenger (Prophet Muhammad) who willcome after me whose name shall be Ahmad.' Yet when he came to them withclear proofs, they said: 'This is clear sorcery.'
        7. And who does greaterevil than he who forges a lie against Allah, when he is being called toIslam? Allah does not guide the harm-doing people.
        8. They seek toextinguish the Light of Allah with their mouths; but Allah will completeHis Light, much as the unbelievers dislike it.
        9. It is He who has sent HisMessenger with guidance and the Religion of Truth, so that He raises itabove all religions, much as the unbelievers dislike it.
        10. Believers!Shall I direct you to a commerce that will save you from a painfulpunishment?
        11. You shall believe in Allah and His Messenger and strugglefor His Way with your possessions and yourselves. That is better for you,if you but knew.
        12. He will forgive you your sins and admit you to Gardensunderneath which rivers flow, and to fine dwelling places in the Gardensof Eden. That is the mighty triumph.
        13. And other things that you love,victory from Allah and an opening that is near. (O Prophet Muhammad) giveglad tidings to the believers.
        14. Believers, be the helpers of Allah. When(Prophet) Jesus, the son of Mary said to the disciples: 'Who will be myhelpers unto Allah?' The disciples replied: 'We will be the helpers ofAllah.' A party of the Children of Israel believed, and a partydisbelieved. So, We supported those who believed against their enemy, andthey overcame.

        62. Friday - Al-Jumu'ah

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. All that is in heavens and earth exalt Allah, the King, the Pure, theAlmighty, the Wise.
        2. It is He who has raised among the illiterate(Arabs), a Messenger from themselves, to recite to them His verses, topurify them, and to teach them the Book and the Wisdom, though before thatthey were in clear error,
        3. together with others who have not as yetjoined them. He is the Almighty, the Wise.
        4. Such is the Favor of Allah;He gives it to whom He will, and Allah is of abounding favors.
        5. Thelikeness of those who were loaded with the Torah, but did not carry it, islike that of a donkey carrying books. Evil is the example of the peoplewho have belied the verses of Allah. Allah does not guide the evildoers.
        6. Say: 'O you who are Jews, if you claim that of all people, you alone arethe guided by Allah, then long for death if you are truthful!'
        7. But,because of what their hands forwarded they will never long for it. Allahknows the harmdoers.
        8. Say: 'Death from which you flee is sure to reachyou. Then you shall be returned to the Knower of the Unseen and theVisible, and He will tell you all that you have done.'
        9. Believers, whenyou are called to prayer on the Day of the Congregation (Friday), hastento the Remembrance of Allah and put your trading to one-side. That is thebest for you, if you but knew.
        10. Then, when the prayer has ended,disperse in the land and seek the favor of Allah, and, remember Allahoften, so that you prosper.
        11. Yet when they see some commerce oramusement they flock to it, leaving you standing. Say: 'That which is withAllah is better than the amusement and commerce. Allah is the Best ofProviders.'

        63. The Hypocrites - Al-Munafikoon

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. When the hypocrites come to you they say: 'We bear witness that youare the Messenger of Allah.' Allah knows that you (Prophet Muhammad) areindeed His Messenger, and Allah bears witness that the hypocrites aretruly liars!
        2. They have taken their oaths as a cover and barred othersfrom the Path of Allah. Evil is what they have done.
        3. That is becausethey believed, then disbelieved, because of this a seal has been set upontheir hearts so they are unable to understand.
        4. When you see them theirbodies please you, but when they speak and you listen to their sayings,they are like propped-up timber. Every shout (they hear) they take it tobe against them. They are the enemy - be wary of them. Allah kills them!How perverse they are!
        5. When it is said to them: 'Come, the Messenger ofAllah will ask forgiveness for you,' they turn their heads in pride andyou see them go away.
        6. It is equal for them whether you ask for theirforgiveness or you do not ask for their forgiveness, Allah will notforgive them. Allah does not guide the evildoers.
        7. It is they that say:'Spend nothing on those who follow the Messenger of Allah until theydisperse.' Yet to Allah belong the treasuries of heavens and the earth,but the hypocrites do not understand.
        8. They say: 'If we return to theCity, the strong will expel the humiliated.' But the might belongs toAllah, and His Messenger and the believers, but the hypocrites do notknow.
        9. Believers, do not let either your possessions or your childrendivert you from the Remembrance of Allah. Those who do that shall be thelosers.
        10. So spend of that with which We have provided you before deathcomes upon any of you and he then says: 'O my Lord, if only You woulddefer me to a near term, so that I could give in charity and be among thegood- doers.'
        11. But Allah will never defer any soul when its term comes.Allah is Aware of what you do.

        64. The Loss and Gain - At-Taghabon

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. All that is in heavens and earth exalt Allah. His is the Kingdom, andHis the Praise. He is powerful over all things.
        2. It is He who createdyou. Amongst you is an unbeliever and amongst you is a believer. Allahsees the things you do.
        3. He created the heavens and the earth in truthand He shaped you and gave you good shapes. To Him is the arrival.
        4. Heknows whatever is in the heavens and the earth and He knows all what youconceal and what you reveal. Allah knows the innermost of the chests.
        5. Have you not heard the news of those before you who disbelieved? Theytasted the mischief of their action, and for them is a painful punishment.
        6. That is because, when their Messengers came to them with clear proofsthey said: 'Shall humans be our guides?' They disbelieved and turned away,but Allah was not in need (of them). Allah is the Rich and the Praised.
        7. The unbelievers think that they will never be raised up. Say: 'By my Lord,yes indeed, you shall assuredly be raised up! Then you shall be told ofall that you have done. That is easy for Allah.'
        8. Believe in Allah, andHis Messenger, and in the Light which We have sent down. Allah is Aware ofall that you do.
        9. The Day on which He will gather you for the Day ofGathering; that is the Day of Loss and Gain. He who believes in Allah anddoes good deeds, Allah will acquit him of his evil deeds and admit him toGardens underneath which rivers flow, where he shall live for ever. Thatis the mighty triumph.
        10. As for those who disbelieved and belied Ourverses, they shall be the inhabitants of the Fire and shall live thereinfor ever. Evil shall be their arrival.
        11. No affliction falls except bythe permission of Allah. For those who believe in Allah, Allah will guidehis heart. Allah has knowledge of all things.
        12. Obey Allah and obey theMessenger. But, if you turn away, Our Messenger's duty is only to deliverthe Clear Message.
        13. Allah, there is no god except He. In Allah let thebelievers put their trust.
        14. Believers, some of your wives and childrenare enemies; so beware of them. But if you pardon, overlook and forgivethem, then Allah is the Forgiving, the Most Merciful.
        15. Your wealth andchildren are but a trial, and with Allah is a mighty wage.
        16. Thereforefear Allah as much as you can, and listen, obey, and spend well foryourselves. And whosoever is saved from the greed of his own soul; thoseare the winners.
        17. If you lend a good loan to Allah He will multiply itfor you and will forgive you. Allah is the Thankful, the Clement.
        18. He isthe Knower of the Unseen and the Visible, the Almighty, the Wise.

        65. The Divorce - At-Talaq

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. O (nation of the) Prophet, if you divorce your wives, divorce themafter (the end of their) menstrual cycle. Count their waiting period andfear Allah your Lord. Do not drive them from their homes or let them goaway unless they commit a proven immorality. Such are the bounds set byAllah, he that exceeds the bounds of Allah wrongs himself. You do notknow, perhaps after that Allah will bring a new event.
        2. When they havereached their term, either keep them honorably or part from themhonorably. Call two honest men among you to witness and give yourwitnessing before Allah. Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day iswarned to do this. Whosoever fears Allah, He will appoint for him a wayout,
        3. and provide for him from where he does not expect, Allah isSufficient for whosoever puts his trust in Him. Indeed, Allah brings aboutwhatever He decrees. Allah has set a measure for all things.
        4. As for yourwomen who have despaired of further menstruating, if you are in doubt,then their waiting period is three months as well as those who have notyet menstruated. As for those who are pregnant, their term shall be thetime they deliver their burden. Allah will ease (matters) by His order forwhosoever fears Him.
        5. Such is the command of Allah that He has sent downto you. Whosoever fears Allah shall be relieved of his sins and given amighty wage.
        6. Lodge them in your home according to your means. Do notharass them so as to (make life) difficult for them. If they are withchild, spend upon them until they deliver their burden; and if they sucklegive them their wage and consult together honorably. But if you both makedifficulties, let another woman suckle for him.
        7. Let the rich spendaccording to his wealth and for he whose provision is little, let himspend from what Allah has given him. Allah does not charge a soul exceptwith that He has given him. Surely, Allah will bring ease afterdifficulty.
        8. How many a village has turned in its pride against the Orderof their Lord and His Messengers! We made it a stern reckoning, andpunished it with a horrible punishment.
        9. So it tasted the mischief of itsaction, and the end of its matter was loss.
        10. Allah has prepared a severepunishment for them. So those possessing understanding fear Allah.Believers, Allah has sent this down for you as a Reminder,
        11. a Messengerreciting to you the verses, clear verses of Allah, so that he may bringforth those who believe and do good deeds from the darkness into thelight. Whosoever believes in Allah and does good deeds He will admit toGardens underneath which rivers flow where they shall live for ever andever. For those, Allah has made a goodly provision.
        12. It is Allah who hascreated the seven heavens, and of the earth their like, and the Commanddescends between them so that you know Allah is powerful over all things,and that Allah encompasses everything in knowledge.

        66. The Forbidding - At-Tahreem

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. O Prophet, why do you forbid that which Allah has made lawful to you.Do you seek to please your wives?' Allah is the Forgiving, the MostMerciful.
        2. Allah has absolved you from your oaths. Allah is yourGuardian, the Knowing, the Wise.
        3. The Prophet confided a certain matterto one of his wives but thereafter she disclosed it, then Allah revealedwhat she had done to him. He made part of it known and another part not.And when he acquainted her with it, she said: 'Who has told you this?' Hereplied: 'I was told of it by the Knower, the Aware.'
        4. If both of you(wives) turn to Allah in repentance, even though your hearts inclined; butif you support one another against him, (know that) Allah is his Guardian,and Gabriel, and the righteous among the believers; and thereafter theangels are his reinforcers.
        5. It may be that if he divorces you his Lordwill give him in your place better wives than yourselves, women who havesurrendered, believing, obedient, penitent worshippers and given tofasting; who were (previously) married, and virgins too.
        6. Believers,guard yourselves and your families against the Fire the fuel of which ispeople and stones, over which there are harsh, and stern angels who neverdisobey Allah in that which He orders and do what they are ordered.
        7. Unbelievers, make no excuse for yourselves this Day. You shall berecompensed only according to your deeds.
        8. Believers, turn to Allah insincere repentance. Your Lord may acquit you of your sins, and admit youto Gardens underneath which rivers flow on a Day when Allah will notdegrade the Prophet and those who believe with him. Their light will runbefore them and on their right hands, and they will say: 'Our Lord,complete our light for us and forgive us. Surely, You have power over allthings.'
        9. O Prophet, struggle with the unbelievers and the hypocrites anddeal harshly with them. Gehenna (Hell) shall be their refuge, an evilarrival!
        10. Allah has given as an example for the unbelievers, the wife ofNoah and the wife of Lot. They were married to two of Our righteousworshipers, but they betrayed them. It was not for (Noah and Lot) to availthem a thing. It was said to them both: 'Enter the Fire with those whoshall enter.'
        11. But to those who believe Allah has given as an examplePharaoh's wife, who said: 'My Lord, build me a house before You inParadise and save me from Pharaoh and his work, and save me from aharm-doing nation.'
        12. And, Mary, 'Imran's daughter, who guarded herchastity so We breathed into her of Our Spirit (Gabriel); and she put hertrust in the Words of her Lord and His Books, and was among the devout.

        67. The Kingdom - Al-Mulk

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. Blessed be He in whose Hand is the Kingdom, He is powerful over allthings,
        2. who created death and life that He might examine which of you isbest in deeds, and He is the Almighty, the Forgiving,
        3. who created theseven heavens, one above the other. You cannot see any inconsistency inthe creation of the Merciful. Return your gaze, do you see any crack!
        4. Then return your gaze once more and yet again, your gaze comes back to youdazzled, and tired.
        5. We have adorned the lower heaven with lamps, and Wemade them a stoning for the satans, We have prepared the punishment of theBlaze for them.
        6. And for those who disbelieve in their Lord there awaitsthe punishment of Gehenna (Hell) - an evil arrival!
        7. When they are castinto it they shall hear it sighing, while it boils
        8. nearly bursting apartout of rage. Every time a host is cast therein, its keepers will ask them:'Did no one come to warn you?'
        9. 'Yes, indeed' they will reply, 'but webelied the Warner (Messenger) saying: 'Allah has not sent down anything,you are but in great error!'
        10. And they will then say: 'If only we hadlistened and understood we should not now be among the inhabitants of theBlaze.'
        11. So it is that they confess their sins. Curse the inhabitants ofthe Blaze!
        12. But those who fear their Lord in the Unseen, for them thereis forgiveness and a great wage.
        13. (Whether you) speak in secret oraloud, He knows the innermost of the chests.
        14. Shall He who has created(all things) not know? He is the Subtle, the Aware.
        15. It is He who hasmade the earth submissive to you. Walk about in its land and eat of Hisprovision. To Him is the Resurrection.
        16. Do you feel secure that He whois in the heaven will not cause the earth to swallow you up while itshakes?
        17. Do you feel secure that He who is in the heaven will not looseagainst you a squall of pebbles - then you shall know how was My warning.
        18. Those who have gone before you also belied (their Messengers) then howwas My disapproval!
        19. Do they not observe the birds above them, spreadingtheir wings and folding them? None, except the Merciful holds them.Surely, He sees all things.
        20. Or, who is it that shall be your host tohelp you, other than the Merciful? Indeed, the unbelievers are onlydeluded.
        21. Or, who is it that shall provide for you if He withholds Hisprovision? Yet they persist in arrogance and aversion.
        22. What, is he whowalks, falling upon his face, more guided than he who walks upright on aStraight Path!
        23. Say: 'It is He who has created you and given to youhearing, sight and hearts but little is it that you thank'
        24. Say: 'It wasHe who created you, dispersing you in the earth, and to Him you shall begathered.'
        25. They ask: 'When will this promise come, if you speaktruthfully?'
        26. Say: 'The knowledge (of that) is with Allah; I am only aclear warner.'
        27. Then, when they see it drawing near, the faces of theunbelievers will be blackened, and it is said: 'This is what you werepromised.'
        28. Say: 'What do you think, if Allah destroys me and those withme, or has mercy upon us, who then will protect the unbelievers from thepainful punishment?'
        29. Say: 'He is the Merciful. In Him we believe and inHim we put all our trust. Indeed, you shall soon know who is in clearerror.'
        30. Say: 'What do you think. If your water should sink into theearth in the morning, who then would bring you running water?'

        68. The Pen - Al-Qalam

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. Noon. By the Pen and that (the angels) write,
        2. you are not, becauseof the favor of your Lord, mad.
        3. Indeed, there is an unfailing wage foryou.
        4. Surely, you (Prophet Muhammad) are of a great morality.
        5. You shallsee and they will see
        6. which of you is the demented.
        7. Indeed, your Lordknows very well those who strayed from His Path, and those who are guided.
        8. Therefore, do not obey those who belie,
        9. they wish you wouldcompromise, then, they would compromise.
        10. And do not obey every meanswearer,
        11. the backbiter who goes about slandering,
        12. those who hindergood, the guilty aggressor,
        13. the crude of low character
        14. because hehas wealth and sons.
        15. When Our verses are recited to him, he says: 'Theyare but fairy-tales of the ancients!'
        16. We shall mark him upon his nose!
        17. We have tried them as We tried the owners of the garden who had swornthat in the morning they would reap it,
        18. without adding to theirswearing, (Allah willing, InshaAllah).
        19. Then, a visitation from yourLord came down upon it while they slept,
        20. and in the morning it was ifthe garden had been reaped.
        21. (Then) in the morning they called out toone another, saying:
        22. 'Come out to your tillage if you want to reap!'
        23. And so they departed, whispering to one another:
        24. 'No needy person shallset foot in it today.'
        25. And they went out early, determined in theirresolve.
        26. But when they saw it they said: 'We have surely gone astray.
        27. No, rather, we have been prevented!'
        28. (Whereupon) the best among themsaid: 'Did I not say to you to exalt (Allah)?'
        29. 'Exaltations to Allah,our Lord,' they said, 'We were truly harmdoers.'
        30. And they came blamingone another.
        31. They said 'Woe to us, truly we were insolent!'
        32. It maybe that our Lord will give us better than it in exchange. To our Lord wehumbly turn.'
        33. Such was their punishment. But the punishment of theEverlasting Life is much greater, if they but knew.
        34. Surely, thecautious shall have Gardens of Bliss with their Lord.
        35. What, shall Wemake those who are submissive like the wrongdoers?
        36. What is the matterwith you then, how do you judge?
        37. Or, have you a Book from which youstudy
        38. surely in it you shall have whatever you choose!
        39. Or, have youan oath from Us that stretches to the Day of Resurrection (if so) youshall surely have what you judge!
        40. Ask them, which of them willguarantee that!
        41. Or, do they have associates? Then let them bring theirassociates, if what they say is true!
        42. On the Day when the leg shall bebared, and they are ordered to prostrate themselves, they will be unable.
        43. Their eyes will be humbled, and humiliation shall spread over them forthey were already ordered to prostrate themselves when they wereundiminished.
        44. Therefore, leave Me with he who belied this discourse. Wewill draw them on little by little from where they do not know.
        45. I shallrespite them, My stratagem is firm.
        46. Or, do you ask them for a wage, sothat they are burdened with debt?
        47. Or, is the Unseen with them, and theyare writing it down!
        48. So be patient with the judgement of your Lord anddo not be like the Companion of the Whale (Jonah), when he called outchoking inwardly.
        49. Had the favor of his Lord not come upon him, he wouldhave been blamed, cast upon the shore.
        50. But his Lord had chosen him andHe placed him among the righteous.
        51. When the unbelievers hear theReminder, they nearly strike you down with their glances, and say:'Surely, he is mad!'
        52. But it is nothing other than a Reminder for allthe worlds.

        69. The Resurrection Verifier - Al Haqqah

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. The Resurrection Verifier;
        2. and what is the Resurrection Verifier?
        3. What makes you to know what the Resurrection Verifier is?
        4. Thamood andAad belied the Clatterer.
        5. Thamood, they were destroyed by the violentshout (of Gabriel),
        6. as for Aad, they were destroyed by a howling,violent wind
        7. that He subjected upon them for seven nights and eight daysconsecutively and you might have seen them struck down as if they were thestumps of palm trees that had fallen down.
        8. Can you see any remnant ofthem now?
        9. Similarly, Pharaoh, and those before him, and the ruinedvillages, sinned
        10. and rebelled against their Lord's Messenger. So Hetook them with a stern taking.
        11. And when the waters rose (high) Wecarried you in the sailing (Ark),
        12. making it a Reminder for you, for allattentive ears to retain.
        13. When a single blow is blown on the Horn,
        14. when the earth with all its mountains is lifted up and crushed with asingle blow,
        15. on that Day, the Event occurs.
        16. The heaven will besplit; because on that Day it will be frail.
        17. The angels will stand onall its sides. And on that Day, eight (of them) will carry the Throne ofyour Lord above them.
        18. On that Day you shall be exposed, and no secretof yours will remain hidden.
        19. Then, he who is given his book in hisright hand will say: 'Here, take and read my book!
        20. Indeed, I knew thatI should come to my reckoning.'
        21. His shall be a pleasing life
        22. in ahigh Garden,
        23. its fruits are near.
        24. (It will be said): 'Eat and drinkwith a good appetite because of what you did in days long passed.'
        25. But,he who is given his book in his left hand will say: 'Woe to me, would thatmy book had not been given to me!
        26. Nor that I knew my reckoning!
        27. Would that it (my death) had ended it all!
        28. My wealth has not helped mea thing
        29. and my authority has been destroyed.'
        30. (It will be said):'Take him and bind him.
        31. Roast him in Hell,
        32. then in a chain seventyarm's lengths long insert him.
        33. He did not believe in Allah, the Great,
        34. nor did he urge the feeding of the needy.
        35. Today he shall have noloyal friend here,
        36. nor any food except foul pus
        37. that none butsinners eat.'
        38. I swear by all that you can see,
        39. and all that you donot see,
        40. that this is the speech of a noble Messenger.
        41. It is not thespeech of a poet - little do you believe -
        42. nor is it the speech of asoothsayer - little do you remember.
        43. (It is) a sending down from theLord of all the Worlds.
        44. Had he invented sayings against Us,
        45. We wouldhave seized him by the right hand
        46. then, We would surely have cut fromhim the aorta (vein)
        47. not one of you could have prevented it from him.
        48. Indeed, it is a Reminder to those who fear Allah,
        49. We know that thereare some among you who will belie.
        50. Indeed, it is a sorrow to theunbelievers
        51. yet it is a certain truth.
        52. Exalt the Name of your Lord,the Great.

        70. The Elevated Passages - Al-Ma'arij

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. A caller supplicated about a punishment to fall on
        2. the unbelieverswhich none can prevent.
        3. (A punishment) from Allah, the Owner of theElevated Passages.
        4. To Him the angels and the Spirit (Gabriel) ascend ina day, the measure of which is fifty thousand years.
        5. Therefore bepatient, with a beautiful patience;
        6. they see it as being far off;
        7. butWe see it near.
        8. On that Day the heaven shall become like molten copper,
        9. and the mountains shall be like puffs of wool.
        10. No loyal friend willask another loyal friend
        11. though they are in sight of each other. Toransom himself from the punishment of that Day, the sinner will wish thathe might even ransom himself by his sons,
        12. his companion (wife), hisbrother,
        13. the kinsmen who gave him shelter,
        14. and whosoever is in theearth, altogether, so that it might save him.
        15. No, in truth, it is aFurnace!
        16. It snatches away by the scalps,
        17. and it shall call him whowithdrew and turned his back
        18. and amassed (riches) and hoarded.
        19. Indeed, the human was created grudging and impatient.
        20. When evil comesupon him he is impatient;
        21. but when good comes upon him, he is grudging
        22. except those that pray
        23. who are constant in prayer;
        24. who, fromtheir wealth is a known right
        25. for the impoverished non-requester andthe requester,
        26. who confirm the Day of Reckoning
        27. and go in fear ofthe punishment of their Lord,
        28. for none is secure from the punishment oftheir Lord,
        29. who guard their privates
        30. except from their wives andwhat their right hands own, for these they are not blameworthy.
        31. Butwhosoever seeks beyond that, they are the transgressors.
        32. (Those) whokeep their trusts and their covenant,
        33. and standby their witnessing,
        34. and who are constant in their prayers.
        35. Those are highly honored in theGardens.
        36. But what is the matter with the unbelievers, that they straintheir glances continuously towards them,
        37. on the right and on the leftin groups?
        38. What, is every one of them eager to be admitted to theGarden of Bliss?
        39. Not at all, for We have created them of what theyknow.
        40. No, I swear by the Lord of the Easts and the Wests that We havethe ability
        41. to exchange them with others better than they; nothing canoutstrip Us!
        42. So leave them alone to plunge and play, until theyencounter the Day which they are promised;
        43. the Day when they shall rushfrom their graves, as if they were hurrying to a raised flag,
        44. theireyes are humbled and they are covered with humiliation. Such is the Daythat they were promised.

        71. Prophet Noah - Nooh

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. We sent Noah to his nation, saying: 'Give warning to your nationbefore a painful punishment overtakes them.'
        2. He said: 'My nation, I am aclear warner for you.
        3. Worship Allah, fear Him, and obey me.
        4. He willforgive you your sins and respite you till an appointed term. When theterm of Allah arrives it cannot be deferred; if you but knew.'
        5. 'MyLord,' said he, 'night and day I have called my nation,
        6. but my call hasonly increased them in running away.
        7. Each time I called them so that Youmight forgive them, they thrust their fingers in their ears and wrappedthemselves in their garments, and persisted becoming very proud.
        8. Icalled to them clearly,
        9. and indeed, I spoke to them both publicly and insecret:
        10. "Ask for forgiveness of your Lord," I said. "Surely, He is theForgiver.
        11. He will let loose the sky upon you in abundance
        12. and giveto you wealth and sons, and provide you with gardens and rivers.
        13. Whatis the matter with you that you do not want the Greatness of Allah,
        14. Hehas created you by stages!
        15. Have you not seen how Allah created theseven heavens one above the other,
        16. setting in them the moon as a lightand the sun as a lantern?
        17. Allah has caused you to grow out of theearth,
        18. and to it He will return you. Then, He will bring you forth.
        19. Allah has made the earth spread out for you
        20. so that you walk in itsspacious paths."'
        21. Noah said: 'My Lord, they have rebelled against meand followed he whose wealth and offspring increase him only in loss,
        22. they have devised a mighty plot,
        23. and said: 'Do not renounce your gods,do not leave waddan or suwa'an or yaghutha, or ya'uqa, or nasra.'
        24. Andthey have led many astray. (Noah supplicated saying): 'Allah, do notincrease the harmdoers except in error!'
        25. So because of their sins theywere drowned and admitted into the Fire. They found none to help themother than Allah.
        26. And Noah (supplicated) saying: 'My Lord, do not leavea single unbeliever upon the earth.
        27. Surely, if You leave them they willmislead Your worshipers and father none but the immoral, and unbelievers.
        28. Forgive me, My Lord, and my parents, and whosoever seeks refuge in myhouse as a believer, and the believers men and women alike, and do notincrease the harmdoers except in ruin!'

        72. The Jinn - Al-Jinn

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. Say: 'It is revealed to me that a party of jinn listened then said:"We have indeed heard a wonderful Koran,
        2. that guides to the Right Path.We believe in it and we will not associate anyone with our Lord.
        3. He -exalted be the Majesty of our Lord, who has neither taken to Himself awife, nor a son!
        4. The ignorant fool among us has spoken outrageouslyagainst Allah,
        5. we never thought that either human or jinn would evertell a lie against Allah!"'
        6. But there were certain men from mankind whowould take refuge with certain males from the jinn and they increased themin tyranny.
        7. Like you, they thought that Allah would never raise thedead.
        8. (The jinn continued saying): "We made our way towards heaven, butwe found it filled with stern guards and a flame.
        9. There, we would sit toeavesdrop, but now an eavesdropper finds a flame in wait for him.
        10. Andso we do not know whether evil is intended for those on earth, or whethertheir Lord intends to guide them.
        11. Some of us are righteous, but someare otherwise, we are sects that differ.
        12. We know that we cannotfrustrate Allah in the earth, nor can we frustrate Him by flight.
        13. Whenwe heard the Guidance, we believed in it, and whosoever believes in hisLord shall fear neither shortage nor injustice.
        14. Some of us havesurrendered (Muslims) and some of us have deviated. Those who surrenderedsought the Right Path,
        15. but those who have deviated shall become thefuel of Gehenna (Hell).
        16. If they had followed the Path We would give tothem abundant water to drink,
        17. and tested them with it. And whosoeverturns away from his Lord's Remembrance, He will hurl him into a sternpunishment.
        18. Mosques belong to Allah, so do not call to anyone else,other than Allah.
        19. When the worshiper of Allah stood supplicating toHim, they swarmed around him (Prophet Muhammad).
        20. Say: 'I supplicateonly to my Lord and I do not associate any with Him.'
        21. Say: 'Indeed, Ipossess no power over you, either for harm or for guidance.'
        22. Say: 'Noneshall protect me from Allah, and other than Him, I will find no refuge,
        23. except a deliverance from Allah and His Messages. He who disobeys Allahand His Messenger, for him is the Fire of Gehenna, which he will be in forever.
        24. When they see that which they were promised they shall know whois weaker in helpers and fewer in numbers.
        25. Say: 'I do not know whetherthat which you are promised is near, or whether my Lord will set for it atime.
        26. He is the Knower of the Unseen and does not disclose His Unseento anyone,
        27. except only to a Messenger that He has chosen, and He sendsguardians before him and behind him,
        28. so that He may know that they havedelivered the Messages of their Lord and He encompasses all that is withthem, and He has counted everything in numbers.'

        73. The Wrapped - Al-Muzzammil

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. O you (Prophet Muhammad) wrapped,
        2. rise (to pray) the night except alittle;
        3. half the night, or a little less
        4. or a little more; and withrecitation, recite the Koran.
        5. We are about to cast upon you a weightyWord.
        6. Indeed, the first part of night is heavier in tread, and moreupright in speech.
        7. You have by day prolonged occupations.
        8. Remember theName of your Lord and dedicate yourself devoutly to Him.
        9. He is the Lordof the East and the West; there is no god except Him. Take Him for yourGuardian.
        10. Bear patiently with what they say and with a fine abandonmentforsake them.
        11. Leave to Me those who belie, those who lead a life ofpleasure, and bear with them yet a little while.
        12. We have fetters (forthem) and a blazing fire,
        13. choking food and a painful punishment.
        14. Onthe Day when the earth with all its mountains quake and the mountainsbecome heaps of shifting sand.
        15. Indeed, We have sent to you a Messengeras a witness over you, just as We sent a Messenger to Pharaoh.
        16. Pharaohdisobeyed Our Messenger, so We seized him remorselessly.
        17. If youdisbelieve, how will you guard yourself against the Day that will makechildren gray haired,
        18. on which the heaven will split apart, and Hispromise is done.
        19. This is indeed a Reminder. Let whosoever will take thePath to his Lord.
        20. Your Lord knows that you keep vigil nearly two thirdsof the night and sometimes half or one-third of it, and a party of thosewith you. Allah measures the night and the day. He knows that you cannotcount it, and turns to you. Therefore, recite from the Koran as much as iseasy (for you); He knows that among you there are the sick and otherstraveling the road seeking the bounty of Allah; and others fighting in theWay of Allah. So then, recite from it as much as is easy. Establish yourprayers, pay the obligatory charity, and lend Allah a generous loan.Whatever good you shall forward to your souls' account, you surely willfind it better with Allah, and a mightier wage. And supplicate for theforgiveness of Allah. Allah is the Forgiving, the Merciful.

        74. The Cloaked - Al-Muddaththir

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. O you (Prophet Muhamad), the cloaked,
        2. arise and warn,
        3. and exaltyour Lord,
        4. and purify your clothing,
        5. and flee from the statues!
        6. Donot give, thinking to gain greater
        7. be patient unto your Lord.
        8. When theHorn is blown,
        9. that shall be a Harsh Day
        10. and it will not be easy forthe unbelievers.
        11. Leave Me alone with he whom I created
        12. anddesignated for him ample wealth,
        13. and sons that stand in witness.
        14. Imade things smooth and easy for him,
        15. yet he is eager that I increasehim.
        16. Not at all! Surely, he has been disobedient to Our verses.
        17. Iwill constrain him to a hard ascent.
        18. He reflected, and then determined-
        19. death seized him, how was his determining!
        20. Again, death seizedhim, how was his determining!
        21. Then he looked,
        22. frowned and scowled;
        23. then he retreated and grew proud
        24. and said: 'This is no more thantraced sorcery;
        25. It is nothing but the word of a mortal!'
        26. I willsurely roast him in the Scorching.
        27. What will let you know what theScorching is like!
        28. It neither spares, nor releases,
        29. and it burns theflesh.
        30. Over it are nineteen (angels guarding).
        31. We have appointednone but angels to guard the Fire, and made their number only as a trialfor the unbelievers, so that those to whom the Book was given are certainand those who believe increase in belief. And that those who were giventhe Book, and those who believe will not be in doubt. And that those inwhose hearts there is a sickness, together with the unbelievers, may say:'What did Allah intend by this as an example?' As such, Allah leaves inerror whom He will and He guides whomsoever He will. None knows the hostsof your Lord except He. This is no more than a Reminder to humans.
        32. No,by the moon!
        33. By the receding night
        34. and the morning when it appears,
        35. it is one of the greatest trials,
        36. a warning to humans,
        37. to whoeveramong you desires to go forward, or lag behind.
        38. Each soul is held inpledge for what it earns,
        39. except the Companions of the Right.
        40. InGardens they will question
        41. concerning the sinners,
        42. 'What caused youto be thrust into the Scorching (Fire)?'
        43. They will reply: 'We were notamong those who prayed
        44. and we did not feed the needy.
        45. We plunged inwith the plungers
        46. and belied the Day of Recompense
        47. till thecertainty (death) overtook us.'
        48. The intercession of their intercessorsshall not benefit them.
        49. What is the matter with them that they turnaway from this Reminder,
        50. like startled wild donkeys
        51. fleeing before alion?
        52. Indeed, each one of them desires to be given unrolled scrolls.
        53. No, indeed they have no fear of the Everlasting Life.
        54. No, indeed,surely, this is a Reminder.
        55. So, whoever wills, will remember it.
        56. Butnone will remember, unless Allah wills, He is the Owner of fear, the Ownerof forgiveness.

        75. The Resurrection - Al-Qiyamah

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. No! I swear by the Day of Resurrection,
        2. No! I swear by thereproachful soul!
        3. What, does the human think We shall never gather hisbones?
        4. Indeed yes, We are able to shape his fingers-tips yet again!
        5. Rather, the human desires to continue in his immorality,
        6. 'When will theDay of Resurrection be?' he asks,
        7. but when the sight is dazed
        8. and themoon eclipsed,
        9. when the sun and moon are gathered together
        10. on thatDay the human will ask: 'To (which place) shall I flee?'
        11. No, thereshall be no (place of) refuge.
        12. For on that Day the refuge shall be toyour Lord.
        13. On that Day the human shall be informed of his former andlatter deeds.
        14. He shall be a clear proof against himself,
        15. even thoughhe offers his excuses.
        16. Do not move your tongue with it (the Revelation)to hasten it.
        17. It's gathering and reciting is upon Us.
        18. When We reciteit, follow its recitation.
        19. It's explanation is upon Us.
        20. Yet you lovethis hasty world
        21. and are heedless of the Everlasting Life.
        22. On thatDay there shall be radiant faces,
        23. gazing towards their Lord.
        24. And onthat Day there shall be scowling faces,
        25. so they might think theCalamity had been inflicted upon them.
        26. But, when (the soul) reaches thecollar bone
        27. and it is said: 'Who is a healing chanter?'
        28. and when hethinks it is the time of departure
        29. and when leg is intertwined withleg,
        30. upon that Day the driving shall be to your Lord.
        31. Because, heneither believed nor prayed;
        32. he belied the truth and turned away;
        33. then went arrogantly to his household.
        34. Near to you and nearer,
        35. thennearer to you and nearer!
        36. Does the human think he will be left to roamat will?
        37. What, was he not an ejaculated drop (of sperm)?
        38. Then he wasa clot of blood, then He created and formed him
        39. and made from him twokinds, male and female.
        40. What, is He then unable to revive the dead?

        76. The Human - Al-'Insan

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. Indeed, there came upon the human a period of time when he was anunremembered thing.
        2. We have created the human from a (sperm) drop, amixture, testing him; We made him to hear and see.
        3. Indeed, We haveguided him to the path, he is either grateful or ungrateful.
        4. Indeed, forthe unbelievers We have prepared chains, fetters and a Blazing (Fire).
        5. But the righteous shall drink of a goblet mixed with camphor;
        6. a fountainat which the worshipers of Allah drink and make it gush forth abundantly;
        7. they who keep their vows and fear a Day whose evil is spread;
        8. who givefood, for the love of Him to the needy, the orphan, and the captive,
        9. (saying): 'We feed you only desirous of the Face of Allah; we seek of youneither recompense nor thanks,
        10. for we fear from our Lord a stern,frownful Day.'
        11. So Allah will save them from the evil of that Day andhas secured for them radiance and joyfulness,
        12. and recompense them fortheir patience with a Garden, and robes of silk.
        13. Reclining there uponcouches, they shall see neither the sun nor the moon.
        14. Near them shallbe its shades with its clusters hung gently down,
        15. and passed aroundthem shall be silver vessels, and crystal goblets,
        16. goblets of silverthat they have precisely measured.
        17. And they shall be given to drinkfrom a cup whose mixture is ginger,
        18. from a fountain called Salsabila.
        19. Immortal youths will go about them, when you see them, you wouldsuppose them to be scattered pearls.
        20. When you see them, you see bliss,and a great Kingdom.
        21. Upon them there will be garments of green silk,rich brocade, and they will be adorned with bracelets of silver. TheirLord will give them a pure beverage to drink.
        22. 'See, this is yourrecompense, your striving is thanked.'
        23. We have indeed, sent down to youthe Koran, a (clear) sending,
        24. therefore be patient under the Judgementof your Lord, and do not obey either the sinner or the unbeliever.
        25. And,remember the Name of your Lord at the dawn and in the evening;
        26. and inthe night prostrate to Him; and exalt Him for a long night.
        27. Indeed,these love the hasty life, and are heedless and leave behind them a heavyDay.
        28. We created them, and We strengthened their joints, but, when Wewill, We shall indeed exchange their likes.
        29. This is indeed a Reminder,so that he who will, takes a path to his Lord.
        30. Yet you will not unlessAllah wills; surely, Allah is the Knower, the Wise.
        31. He is Merciful towhom He will; but, for the harmdoers He has prepared for them a painfulpunishment.

        77. Those Sent - Al Mursalat

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. By (the wind) those sent (as horses') mane (in succession),
        2. storming tempestuously
        3. and by the scatterers scattering (rain)
        4. thenthe criterion (the verses of Koran), separating
        5. and those (angels)dropping, reminding
        6. excusing or warning,
        7. surely, that which you havebeen promised is about to fall!
        8. When the stars are extinguished,
        9. andwhen the sky is rent asunder
        10. and the mountains scattered,
        11. and whenthe Messengers' time is set
        12. to what day shall they be deferred?
        13. Uponthe Day of Decision!
        14. Would that you knew what the Day of Decision is!
        15. Woe on that Day to those who belied it!
        16. Did We not destroy theancients
        17. and let the latter follow them?
        18. As such shall We deal withthe sinners.
        19. Woe on that Day to those who belied it!
        20. Did We notcreate you from a weak water,
        21. which We placed within a sure lodging
        22. for an appointed term?
        23. We determined, how excellent a Determiner areWe!
        24. Woe on that Day to those who belied it!
        25. Have We not made theearth a housing
        26. for both the living and the dead?
        27. Have We not placedhigh mountains upon it and filled you with sweet water?
        28. Woe on that Dayto those who belied it!
        29. Depart to that which you belied!
        30. Depart intothe shadow of three masses,
        31. wherein there is neither shade, nor freeingfrom the blazing flames
        32. it throws spits as (high as a huge) palace,
        33. as black camels.
        34. Woe on that Day to those who belied it!
        35. This is theDay they shall not speak,
        36. nor shall they be given permission, so thatthey can apologize.
        37. Woe on that Day to those who belied it!
        38. Such isthe Day of Decision. We will gather you with the ancients.
        39. If you arecunning, then try your cunning against Me!
        40. Woe on that Day to those whobelied it!
        41. Indeed, the cautious, shall live amid shades and fountains
        42. and have such fruits as they desire.
        43. (It shall be said to them):'Eat and drink, with a good appetite, for all that you did.'
        44. As such Werecompense those who did good.
        45. Woe on that Day to those who belied it!
        46. 'Eat and enjoy yourselves a little, for you are sinners!'
        47. Woe onthat Day to those who belied it!
        48. When it is said to them: 'Bowyourselves,' they do not bow.
        49. Woe on that Day to those who belied it!
        50. After this, in what discourse will they believe?

        78. The News - An-Naba'

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. What do they question each other about!
        2. About the Great News
        3. whereupon they are at variance?
        4. Indeed, they shall know!
        5. Again,indeed, they shall know!
        6. Have We not made the earth as a cradle
        7. andthe mountains as pegs?
        8. And We created you in pairs,
        9. and We made yoursleep a rest,
        10. and We made the night a mantle,
        11. and We made the dayfor a livelihood.
        12. And We built above you seven strong ones,
        13. andplaced in them a blazing lamp
        14. and have sent down from the clouds,pouring rain
        15. that We may bring forth with it grain, plants
        16. andluxuriant gardens.
        17. Indeed, the Day of Decision is an appointed time,
        18. the Day that the Horn is blown, and you shall come in crowds
        19. and heavenis opened, having gates,
        20. and the mountains move, and vaporize.
        21. Indeed, Gehenna (Hell) has become an ambush,
        22. a return for the insolent,
        23. there, they shall live for ages,
        24. tasting neither coolness nor anydrink
        25. except boiling water and pus
        26. for a suitable recompense.
        27. Indeed, they did not hope for a Reckoning,
        28. and they absolutely beliedOur verses,
        29. and everything We have numbered in a Book.
        30. 'Taste! Weshall not increase you except in punishment!'
        31. But, for the cautious aplace of prosperity,
        32. and gardens and vineyards,
        33. curvaceous(virgins), of equal age
        34. and an overflowing cup.
        35. There, they shallneither hear idle talk, nor yet any falsehood,
        36. a recompense from yourLord, a gift, a reckoning,
        37. the Lord of the heavens and earth, and allthat is between them, the Merciful, of whom they are unable to speak.
        38. On that Day, when the Spirit (Gabriel) and the angels stand in ranks theyshall not speak, except he to whom the Merciful has given permission, andsays what is right.
        39. That is the Day, the truth, so whosoever willstakes a way to his Lord.
        40. Indeed, We have forewarned you of an imminentpunishment, the Day when the person will look upon his works and theunbelievers will say: 'Would that I were dust!'

        79. The Pluckers - An-Nazi'at

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. By the pluckers (the angels of death), violently plucking (the soulsof the unbelievers),
        2. by the drawers (the angels of death), gentlydrawing (the souls of the believers),
        3. by the swimmers (angels) swimminggently
        4. and the outstrippers (angels), outstripping,
        5. by the managers(angels) affair.
        6. On the Day, the shiverer shivers
        7. followed by thesucceeding,
        8. hearts will throb on that Day
        9. and their eyes will behumbled.
        10. They say: 'What, are we being restored as we were before,
        11. even after we are fragmented bones?'
        12. They will say: 'Then we arereturned - lost!'
        13. But it will be only a single blow,
        14. and they willbe upon the surface of the earth (alive).
        15. Have you received the storyof Moses?
        16. His Lord called to him in the Sacred Valley of Towa,
        17. saying 'Go to Pharaoh, he has become exceedingly insolent,
        18. and say:"Will you purify yourself,
        19. that I might guide you to your Lord, so thatyou fear (Him)."
        20. He showed him the mighty sign,
        21. but he belied anddisobeyed,
        22. and hastily turned away,
        23. then, he gathered, proclaimed,then said:
        24. 'I am your lord, the most high!'
        25. So Allah seized him withthe punishment of the Everlasting Life, and of this world.
        26. Surely, inthis there is a lesson for he that fears!
        27. What, are you harder tocreate than the heaven which He has built?
        28. He raised it high andleveled it,
        29. and darkened its night and brought forth its morning.
        30. And the earth He extended after that;
        31. and then brought from it itswater and pastures.
        32. And the mountains He set firm
        33. an enjoyment foryou and your herds.
        34. But when the Great Catastrophe comes,
        35. the Daywhen the human will remember what he has worked for,
        36. and when Hell isadvanced for whoever sees,
        37. then as for whosoever was insolent
        38. preferring the present life,
        39. surely, Hell will be their refuge.
        40. But,whosoever feared the standing before his Lord and prevented the self fromdesires,
        41. indeed, their refuge shall be Paradise.
        42. They will questionyou about the Hour: 'When shall it be?'
        43. But how are you to know?
        44. Itsfinal end is for your Lord.
        45. You are but a warner for those who fear it.
        46. On the Day when they behold it, it will be as if they had lingered butan evening, or, a morning.

        80. Frowned - 'Abasa

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. He frowned and turned away
        2. when the blind came to him.
        3. And whatcould let you know? Perhaps he (comes to hear you) to be purified.
        4. (Hemight) remember, and the Reminder might profit him.
        5. As for he who issufficed
        6. you attended to him,
        7. although it is not for you to beconcerned if he remained unpurified.
        8. And to him who came to you eagerly
        9. and fearfully,
        10. of him you were unmindful.
        11. No indeed, this is aReminder;
        12. and whosoever wills, shall remember it.
        13. upon highlyhonored pages,
        14. exalted, purified,
        15. by the hands of scribes
        16. nobleand pious.
        17. Perish the human! How unthankful he is!
        18. From what did Hecreate him?
        19. From a (sperm) drop He created him and then determined him,
        20. then eased his path for him,
        21. then causes him to die and buries him,
        22. then, He will raise him when He wills.
        23. Indeed, he has not fulfilledthat which He has ordered him.
        24. Let the human reflect on the food heeats,
        25. how We pour down rain in abundance,
        26. and split the earth,splitting,
        27. how We made the grain to grow,
        28. grapes, and fresh fodder,
        29. and the olive, and the palm,
        30. the densely tree'd gardens,
        31. andfruit and pastures,
        32. for you and for your herds to delight in.
        33. But,when the Blast comes,
        34. on that Day each person will flee from hisbrother,
        35. his mother and his father,
        36. his wife and his children.
        37. Everyone on that Day will have affairs to keep him occupied.
        38. Some faceswill shine,
        39. laughing and joyful,
        40. whereas some faces will be coveredwith dust
        41. and veiled with darkness.
        42. Those, they are the unbelievers,the immoral.

        81. The Winding-Up - At-Takweer

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. When the sun is wound-up;
        2. when the stars are thrown down,
        3. and themountains have been taken,
        4. when the pregnant camels are neglected,
        5. when the savage beasts are gathered
        6. when the seas are set boiling,
        7. when the souls are coupled (to their body),
        8. when the buried femaleinfant is asked
        9. for what crime she was slain,
        10. when the scrolls areunrolled,
        11. when heaven is stripped,
        12. when Hell is set ablaze,
        13. whenParadise is brought near,
        14. then, each soul shall know what it hasproduced.
        15. Rather, I swear by the returning
        16. orbiting, disappearing;
        17. by the night when it approaches
        18. and the morning when it extends,
        19. it is indeed the word of an Honorable Messenger,
        20. of power, given a rankby the Owner of the Throne
        21. obeyed, and honest.
        22. Your Companion is notmad,
        23. in truth he saw him (Gabriel) on the clear horizon,
        24. he is notgrudging of the Unseen.
        25. Nor is this the word of a stoned satan.
        26. Where then are you going?
        27. This is nothing but a Reminder to the worlds,
        28. for whosoever of you would go straight,
        29. but you shall not, unlessAllah wills, the Lord of all the Worlds.

        82. The Splitting - Al-'Infitar

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. When the sky is split,
        2. when the planets are scattered,
        3. when theoceans are gushed forth,
        4. when the graves are overturned,
        5. the soulshall know what it has done, the former and the latter.
        6. O human! Whathas deceived you concerning your Generous Lord
        7. who created you, formedyou and proportioned you?
        8. In whatever shape He will He could surely havefashioned you.
        9. Rather, you belied the Recompense.
        10. Yet over you thereare watchers,
        11. noble scribes
        12. who know of all that you do.
        13. Indeed,the righteous shall (live) in bliss.
        14. But the wicked, indeed they shallbe in the Fiery Furnace,
        15. roasting in it on the Day of Recompense
        16. andfrom it they shall never be absent.
        17. What could let you know what theDay of Recompense is!
        18. Again, what could let you know what the Day ofRecompense is!
        19. It is the Day when no soul can do a thing for anothersoul. That Day, the command belongs to Allah.

        83. The Diminishers - Al-Mutaffifin

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. Woe to the diminishers,
        2. who, when people measure for them, takefull measure,
        3. but when they measure or weigh for others, they reduce!
        4. Do they not think that they will be resurrected
        5. for a great Day,
        6. theDay when people will stand before the Lord of the Worlds?
        7. No indeed, theBook of the immoral is in Sijjeen.
        8. What could let you know what theSijjeen is!
        9. (It is) a marked Book.
        10. Woe on that Day to those whobelied it,
        11. who belied the Day of Recompense!
        12. None belies it exceptevery guilty sinner.
        13. When Our verses are recited to him, he says:'Fictitious tales of the ancients!'
        14. No indeed! Their own deeds havecast a veil over their hearts.
        15. No indeed, on that Day they shall beveiled from their Lord.
        16. Then they shall roast in Hell,
        17. and it willbe said to them: 'This is that which you belied!'
        18. But, the Book of therighteous is in the 'Illiyoon.
        19. What could let you know what the'Illiyoon is!
        20. (It is) a marked Book,
        21. witnessed by those who are near(to Allah).
        22. The righteous shall indeed be blissful,
        23. (reclining) uponcouches they will gaze,
        24. and in their faces you shall know the radianceof bliss.
        25. They shall be given to drink of a wine that is sealed,
        26. itsseal is musk, for this let the competitors compete;
        27. and its mixture isTasneem,
        28. a fountain at which those brought near (to their Lord) drink.
        29. The sinners laughed at the believers
        30. and winked at one another asthey passed them by.
        31. When they returned to their people they returnedjesting;
        32. and when they saw them said: 'These are they who are astray!'
        33. Yet they were not sent to be their guardians.
        34. But on this Day thebelievers will laugh at the unbelievers
        35. as they (recline) upon theircouches and gaze (around them).
        36. Have the unbelievers been rewarded forwhat they did?

        84. The Rending - Al-'Inshiqaq

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. When the sky is torn apart,
        2. hearing and obeying its Lord, as itmust do;
        3. when the earth is stretched out
        4. and casts out all that iswithin and voids itself,
        5. obeying its Lord, as it must do!
        6. O human, youare working hard towards your Lord and you will meet Him.
        7. Then, he whois given his Book in his right hand
        8. shall have an easy reckoning
        9. andwill return rejoicing to his family.
        10. But he who is given his Book frombehind his back
        11. shall call for destruction
        12. and roast at the Blaze.
        13. Once, he lived joyfully among his family
        14. and surely thought he wouldnever return (to his Lord).
        15. Yes indeed, his Lord was ever watching him.
        16. I swear by the twilight;
        17. by the night and all that it envelops;
        18. by the moon, in its fullness
        19. that you shall surely ride from stage tostage.
        20. What is the matter with them, that they do not believe
        21. andwhen the Koran is recited to them that they do not prostrate!
        22. No, theunbelievers only belie,
        23. and Allah knows very well what they gather.
        24. Therefore give to them glad tidings of a painful punishment,
        25. except tothose who believe, and do righteous deeds, for theirs is an unfailingrecompense.

        85. The Constellations - Al-Burooj

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. By the heaven of the constellations!
        2. By the Promised Day!
        3. By thewitness and the witnessed!
        4. The companions of the pit were killed -
        5. thefire with its fuel,
        6. when they were seated around it
        7. and they werewitnesses of what they did to the believers -
        8. and their revenge on themwas only because they believed in Allah, the Almighty, the Praised,
        9. towhom belongs the Kingdom of the heavens and earth. And Allah is theWitness of all things.
        10. Those who persecuted the believing men and womenand never repented, there is for them the punishment of Gehenna (Hell),and for them the punishment of the burning.
        11. (But) for those who believeand do good works, for them there are Gardens underneath which rivers flow- that is the Great Victory!
        12. Indeed, the seizing of your Lord issevere.
        13. It is He who originates and repeats.
        14. And He is theForgiving, and the Loving.
        15. Owner of the Throne, the Exalted.
        16. TheDoer of whatever He wants.
        17. Has it come to you the story of the hosts
        18. of Pharaoh and of Thamood?
        19. Yet the unbelievers still belie,
        20. Allahencompasses them all from behind.
        21. Indeed, this is a Glorious Koran,
        22. in a Guarded Tablet.

        86. The Nightly Comer - At-Tariq

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. By the sky, and by the nightly comer!
        2. What could let you know whatthe nightly comer is!
        3. (It is) the piercing star.
        4. For every soul thereis a watcher.
        5. Let the human reflect of what he is created.
        6. He wascreated from ejaculated water
        7. that issues from between the loins and theribs.
        8. Surely, He is Able to bring him back,
        9. on the Day whenconsciences are examined,
        10. when he will be helpless, with no supporter.
        11. By the sky with its returning rain,
        12. and by the earth bursting withvegetation;
        13. this is indeed a Decisive Word,
        14. it is not a jest.
        15. They are cunningly devising,
        16. and I am cunningly devising.
        17. Thereforerespite the unbelievers, and delay them for a while.

        87. The Highest - Al-'A'la

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. Exalt the Name of your Lord, the Highest,
        2. who has created andshaped,
        3. who has ordained and guided,
        4. who brings forth the pastures,
        5. then made it dry dark, flaky stubble,
        6. We shall make you recite so thatyou will not forget,
        7. except what Allah wills, surely, He knows all thatis (spoken) aloud and what is hidden.
        8. We shall ease you to the easy.
        9. Therefore remind, if the Reminder benefits,
        10. and he who fears shallremember,
        11. but the most wretched shall avoid it,
        12. who will roast inthe Great Fire,
        13. in which he will neither die nor live therein.
        14. Prosperous is he who purifies himself,
        15. and remembers the Name of hisLord, so he prays.
        16. But you prefer the present life,
        17. but theEverlasting Life is better, and more enduring.
        18. Surely, this is in theancient Scrolls,
        19. the Scrolls of Abraham and Moses.

        88. The Enveloper - Al-Ghashiyah

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. Have you received the news of the Enveloper?
        2. On that Day facesshall be humbled,
        3. laboring, worn-out,
        4. roasting at a scorching Fire
        5. that is fueled from a tremendously hot fountain,
        6. no food for them exceptthorny plants
        7. which neither sustains, nor satisfy hunger.
        8. (Whereasother) faces on that Day will be joyful,
        9. well pleased with theirstriving,
        10. in a Garden on high,
        11. where they will hear no idle talk.
        12. A gushing fountain shall be there
        13. and raised couches,
        14. and preparedgoblets,
        15. and arranged cushions
        16. and outspread carpets.
        17. What, dothey not reflect upon how the camel was created?
        18. And how the heaven wasraised up,
        19. and how the mountains were firmly fixed?
        20. And how theearth was outstretched?
        21. Therefore remind, you are only a Reminder.
        22. You are not charged to oversee them.
        23. As for those who turn their backand disbelieve,
        24. Allah will punish them with the greatest punishment.
        25. Indeed, to Us they shall return,
        26. then upon Us shall rest theirreckoning.

        89. The Dawn - Al-Fajr

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. By the dawn
        2. and ten nights (of pilgrimage or the last ten days ofRamadan),
        3. by the even, and the odd,
        4. by the night when it journeys on!
        5. Is there in that an oath for the mindful?
        6. Have you not heard how yourLord dealt with Aad?
        7. of the columned (city) of Iram,
        8. the like of whichwas never created in the countries?
        9. And Thamood, who hewed out the rocksof the valley?
        10. And Pharaoh, of the pegs (impaling his victims)?
        11. Theywere tyrants in the land
        12. and exceeded in corruption therein.
        13. (Therefore) your Lord let loose upon them a scourge of punishment;
        14. indeed, your Lord is ever watchful.
        15. As for man, when his Lord tests himby honoring him and favoring him, he says: 'My Lord, has honored me.'
        16. But when He tests him by restricting his provision, he says: 'My Lord hashumiliated me.'
        17. No! But you show no good to the orphan,
        18. nor do youurge one another to feed the needy.
        19. and you devour the inheritance withgreed,
        20. and you ardently love wealth.
        21. No! But when the earth quakesand is pounded,
        22. and your Lord comes with the angels, rank upon rank,
        23. and Gehenna (Hell) is brought near - on that Day the human will remember,and how shall the Reminder be for him?
        24. He will say: 'Would that I hadforwarded (good works) for my life!'
        25. But on that Day none will punishas He (Allah) will punish,
        26. nor will any bind as He binds.
        27. Osatisfied soul,
        28. return to your Lord well-pleased, well-pleasing.
        29. Join My worshipers and
        30. enter My Paradise!

        90. The Country - Al-Balad

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. No, I swear by this country (Mecca),
        2. and you are a lodger in thiscountry.
        3. And by the giver of birth, and whom he fathered,
        4. We createdthe human in fatigue.
        5. Does he think that none has power over him!
        6. Hewill say: 'I have destroyed a vast wealth.'
        7. Does he think that none hasobserved him?
        8. Have We not given him two eyes,
        9. a tongue, and two lips,
        10. and guided him on the two paths (of good and evil)?
        11. Yet he has notscaled the height.
        12. What could let you know what the height is!
        13. (Itis) the freeing of a slave,
        14. the giving of food upon the day of hunger
        15. to an orphaned relative
        16. or to a needy person in distress;
        17. so thathe becomes one of those who believe, charge each other to be patient, andcharge each other to be merciful.
        18. Those are the Companions of theRight.
        19. But those who disbelieve in Our verses, they are the Companionsof the Left,
        20. with the Fire closed above them.

        91. The Sun - Ash-Shams

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. By the sun and its mid-morning,
        2. by the moon, which follows it,
        3. bythe day, when it displays it,
        4. by the night, when it envelops it!
        5. Bythe heaven and Who built it,
        6. by the earth and Who spread it,
        7. by thesoul and Who shaped it
        8. and inspired it with its sin and its piety,
        9. prosperous is he who purified it,
        10. and failed is he who buried it!
        11. Thamood belied in their pride
        12. when the most wicked of them broke forth,
        13. the Messenger of Allah said to them: '(This is) the she-camel of Allah,let her drink.'
        14. But they belied him, and hamstrung her. So their Lordcrushed them for their sin and leveled it (their village).
        15. He does notfear the result (of their destruction).

        92. The Night - Al-Layl

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. By the night, when it envelops,
        2. and by the day when it unveils.
        3. And by Who created the male and female,
        4. your striving is indeed todifferent ends!
        5. For him that gives and fears (Allah)
        6. and believes inthe finest,
        7. We shall surely ease him to the Path of Easing;
        8. but forhim that is a miser, and sufficed,
        9. and he belied the finest
        10. We shallsurely ease for him the Path of Hardship (the Fire).
        11. When he falls(into Hell), his wealth will not help him.
        12. Indeed, Guidance is Ours,
        13. and to Us belong the Last and the First.
        14. I have now warned you of theBlazing Fire,
        15. in which none shall be roasted except the most wretchedsinner,
        16. who belied and turned away,
        17. and from which the cautiousshall be distanced.
        18. He who gives his wealth to be purified,
        19. andconfers no favor upon anyone for recompense
        20. seeking only the Face ofhis Lord, the Most High,
        21. surely, he shall be satisfied.

        93. The Mid-morning - Ad-Duha

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. By the mid-morning,
        2. and by the night when it covers,
        3. your Lordhas not forsaken you (Prophet Muhammad), nor does He hate you.
        4. The Lastshall be better for you than the First.
        5. Your Lord will give you, and youwill be satisfied.
        6. Did He not find you an orphan and give you shelter?
        7. Did He not find you a wanderer so He guided you?
        8. Did He not find youpoor and suffice you?
        9. Do not oppress the orphan,
        10. nor drive away theone who asks.
        11. But tell of the favors of your Lord!

        94. The Expanding - Al-'Inshirah

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. Have We not expanded your chest for you (Prophet Muhammad),
        2. andrelieved you of your burden
        3. that weighed down your back?
        4. Have We notraised your remembrance?
        5. Indeed, hardship is followed by ease,
        6. indeed,hardship is followed by ease!
        7. So, when you have finished (your prayer),labor (in supplication),
        8. and let your longing be for your Lord (inhumility).

        95. The Fig - At-Teen

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. By the fig and the olive!
        2. and the Mount, Sinai,
        3. and this safecountry (Mecca)!
        4. Indeed, We created the human with the fairest stature
        5. and We shall return him to the lowest of the low,
        6. except the believerswho do good works, for theirs shall be an unfailing recompense.
        7. So, whatthen shall belie you concerning the Recompense?
        8. Is Allah not the MostJust of judges!

        96. The Clot - Al-'Alaq

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. Read (Prophet Muhammad) in the Name of your Lord who created,
        2. created the human from a (blood) clot.
        3. Read! Your Lord is the MostGenerous,
        4. who taught by the pen,
        5. taught the human what he did notknow.
        6. Indeed, surely the human is very insolent
        7. that he sees himselfsufficed.
        8. Indeed, to your Lord is the returning.
        9. What do you think?Have you seen he who forbids
        10. a worshiper when he prays.
        11. Have youseen if he was upon guidance
        12. or orders piety?
        13. What do you think?Have you seen if he belies and turns away,
        14. does he not know that Allahsees?
        15. Indeed, if he does not desist, We will seize him by the forelock,
        16. a lying, sinful forelock.
        17. So, let him call upon his way!
        18. We, willcall the Zabania (the harsh angels of Hell).
        19. No, indeed; do not obeyhim! Prostrate and come nearer (to Allah).

        97. The Honor - Al Qadr

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. We sent this (the Holy Koran) down on the Night of Honor.
        2. Whatcould let you know what the Night of Honor is!
        3. The Night of Honor isbetter than a thousand months,
        4. in it the angels and the Spirit (Gabriel)descend by the permission of their Lord upon every command.
        5. Peace it is,till the break of dawn.

        98. The Proof - Al-Bayyina

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. The unbelievers among the People of the Book and the idolaters wouldnever desist until the Clear Proof came to them.
        2. A Messenger from Allahreciting Purified Pages
        3. in which there are valuable Books.
        4. Those towhom the Book was given did not divide themselves until the Clear Proofcame to them.
        5. Yet they were ordered to worship Allah alone, making theReligion His sincerely, upright, and to establish their prayers and to paythe obligatory charity. That is indeed the Religion of Straightness.
        6. Theunbelievers among the People of the Book and the idolaters shall be forever in the Fire of Gehenna (Hell). They are the worst of all creatures.
        7. But those who believe and do good deeds are the best of all creatures.
        8. Their recompense is with their Lord; Gardens of Eden, underneath whichrivers flow, where they shall live for ever. Allah is well-pleased withthem, and they are well-pleased with Him. That is for he who fears hisLord!

        99. The Earthquake - Az-Zalzalah

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. When the earth is shaken with its mighty shaking,
        2. and when theearth brings forth its burdens
        3. and the human asks: "What is the matterwith it?"
        4. On that Day it shall proclaim its news,
        5. for your Lord willhave revealed to it.
        6. On that Day mankind shall issue in scatterings tosee their deeds.
        7. Whosoever has done an atom's weight of good shall seeit,
        8. and whosoever has done an atom's weight of evil shall see it.

        100. The Runners - Al-'Adiyat

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. By the snorting runners (the horses),
        2. by the strikers of fire,
        3. bythe dawn-raiders,
        4. raising a trail of dust,
        5. dividing the gathering.
        6. Indeed, the human is ungrateful to his Lord.
        7. To this he himself shallbear witness.
        8. And indeed he is ardent for the love of good (wealth,becoming greedy).
        9. Does he not know that when that which is in the gravesis overthrown,
        10. and that which is in the chest is brought out,
        11. indeed, on that Day their Lord will be aware of them!

        101. The Clatterer - Al-Qari'a

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. The Clatterer (the Day of Judgement)!
        2. What is the Clatterer.
        3. Whatshall let you know what the Clatterer is!
        4. On that Day people shallbecome like scattered moths
        5. and the mountains like tufts of carded wool.
        6. Then he whose deeds weigh heavy in the Scale
        7. shall live in a lifewhich is pleasing,
        8. but he whose weight is light in the Scale,
        9. his headwill be in the Plunging
        10. What shall let you know what the Plunging is?
        11. (It is) a Fire which is extremely hot.

        102. The Excessive Gathering - At-Takathor

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. The excessive gathering (of increase and boasting) occupied you (fromworshipping and obeying)
        2. until you visit the graves.
        3. But no, indeed,you shall soon know.
        4. Again, no indeed, you shall soon know.
        5. Indeed,did you know with certain knowledge
        6. that you shall surely see Hell?
        7. Again, you shall surely see it with the sight of certainty.
        8. On that Day,you shall be questioned about the pleasures.

        103. The Afternoon - Al-'Asr

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. By the time of the afternoon!
        2. Surely, the human is in a (state of)loss,
        3. except those who believe and do good works and charge one anotherwith the truth and charge one another with patience.

        104. The Backbiter - Al-Humazah

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. Woe to every backbiter, slanderer
        2. who amasses wealth and counts it,
        3. thinking his wealth will render him immortal!
        4. On the contrary! Heshall be flung to the Crusher.
        5. What shall let you know what the Crusheris?
        6. (It is) the kindled Fire of Allah,
        7. which shall oversee the hearts,
        8. closed around them
        9. in extended columns.

        105. The Elephant - Al-Feil

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. Have you not seen how Allah dealt with the companions of theElephant?
        2. Did He not cause their schemes to go astray?
        3. And He sentagainst them flights of birds
        4. pelting them with stones of baked clay,
        5. so that He made them like straw eaten (by cattle).

        106. Koraysh - Koraysh

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. For the custom of the Koraysh,
        2. their custom of the winter andsummer journey.
        3. Therefore let them worship the Lord of this House
        4. whofed them from hunger and secured them from fear.

        107. The Assistance - Al-Ma'un

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. Have you seen he who belied the Recompense?
        2. It is he who turns awaythe orphan
        3. and does not urge others to feed the needy.
        4. Woe to thosewho pray,
        5. who are heedless of their prayers (delaying them from theirprescribed times),
        6. who show off,
        7. and prevent the utensils ofassistance.

        108. The River of Abundance - Al-Kawthar

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. Indeed, We have given you (Prophet Muhammad) the abundance (AlKawthar: river, its pool and springs).
        2. So pray to your Lord andsacrifice.
        3. Surely, he who hates you, he is the most severed.

        109. The Unbelievers - Al-Kafiroon

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. Say: 'O unbelievers,
        2. I do not worship what you worship,
        3. nor doyou worship what I worship.
        4. Nor am I worshiping what you haveworshipped,
        5. neither will you worship what I worship.
        6. To you yourreligion, and to me my Religion.'

        110. The Victory - An-Nasr

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. When the victory of Allah and the opening comes,
        2. and you see peopleembracing the Religion of Allah in throngs,
        3. exalt with the praise ofyour Lord and ask forgiveness from Him. For indeed, He is the Turner (forthe penitent).

        111. The Flame - Al-Lahab

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. Perish the hands of Abi-Lahab, and perish he!
        2. His wealth will notsuffice him, neither what he has gained;
        3. he shall roast at a FlamingFire,
        4. and his wife, laden with firewood
        5. shall have a rope ofpalm-fiber around her neck!

        112. Oneness - Al-'Ikhlas

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. Say: 'He is Allah, the One,
        2. the called upon.
        3. Who has not givenbirth, and has not been born,
        4. and there is none equal to Him.'

        113. Daybreak - Al-Falaq

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. Say: 'I take refuge with the Lord of Daybreak
        2. from the evil of whatHe has created,
        3. from the evil of the darkness when it gathers
        4. from theevil of the blowers on knots;
        5. from the evil of the envier when heenvies.'

        114. People - An-Nas

        In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

        1. Say: 'I take refuge with the Lord of people,
        2. the King of people,
        3. the God of people,
        4. from the evil of the slinking whisperer
        5. whowhispers in the chests of people,
        6. both jinn and people.'

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