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The Criterion

Revealed at Mecca, Verses: 77 In the name of Allah, The Merciful, The All-merciful
  1. Blessed be He who has sent down the Criterion on His Servant, that he may be a warner to all people;(1)
  2. He to whom belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth, and who has not taken to Him a son, and who has no associate in the kingdom and who created everything, then determined its measure.(2)
  3. Yet they have taken to them, apart from Him, gods, that do not create anything and are themselves created, and have no power to hurt or profit themselves, and have no power over death or life or raising up.(3)
  4. And the unbelievers say, `this is nothing but a calumny he has forged, and other people have helped him to it; so they have come down to wrong and falsehood.(4)
  5. And they say, `fables of the ancients that he has had written down, and they are dictated to him morning and evening.'(5)
  6. Say, `He who knows the secret in the heavens and earth has sent it down; surely He is Forgiving, Merciful.'(6)
  7. And they say, `how is it with this Messenger that he eats food and walks in the markets? Why has not an angel been sent down to him that he might be a warner with him;(7)
  8. or why not a treasure is cast down to him, or a garden belonged to him to eat thereof.' And the wrongdoers say, `you are following only a bewitched man'.(8)
  9. See, how they strike similitudes for thee, and have gone astray and are unable to find a way.(9)
  10. Blessed be He, who, if He will, would have assigned to thee better than that __ gardens, underneath which rivers flow, and He would assign palaces to thee.(10)
  11. No, they give lies to the Hour; and We have prepared for those who give lies to the Hour a Blaze.(11)
  12. When it sees them from a far off place, they shall hear it raging and roaring.(12)
  13. And when they, tied together, are cast into a narrow place of it, they shall call out there for death.(13)
  14. `Do not call out for one death today, but call out for many deaths!'(14)
  15. Say, `is that better or the Garden of Eternity, promised to the godfearing? That is their recompense and destination.'(15)
  16. There they shall have what they will, dwelling forever; it is a promise binding upon thy Lord, to be asked for.(16)
  17. And on the day when He shall muster them, and those whom they serve, apart from God, He shall say, was it you that led these My servants astray, or did they themselves stray from the way?'(17)
  18. They shall say, `Holy be Thou! It did not behove us to take to us any protectors, apart from Thee; but Thou madest them and their fathers to enjoy until they forgot the Remembrance, and were a perished people.' __(18)
  19. `Now they have given lies to you on what you say, but you cannot turn it aside nor find any help; and whosoever of you commits wrong, We shall let him taste a great punishment.'(19)
  20. And We did not send before thee any Envoys but they ate food and walked in the markets, and We have made some of you to be a trial for others. Will you have patience, and Thy Lord is Surely Seeing?(20)
  21. And say those who do not expect to meet Us, `why have not the angels been sent down on us, or why do we not see our Lord?' They think themselves too big and have become greatly disdainful.(21)
  22. On the day when they see the angels, there shall be no good news that day for the sinners, and they shall say, `put up a complete barrier'.(22)
  23. And We shall advance on whatever work they have done, and make it a scattered dust.(23)
  24. The people of Paradise that day__best shall be their lodging and fairest their resting place.(24)
  25. And on the day the heaven is split asunder, along with the clouds, and the angels are sent down in succession.(25)
  26. The true kingdom, that day, shall belong to the All-merciful; and it shall be a hard day for the unbelievers.(26)
  27. And on the day the wrong-doer bites his hands, he will say, `would that I had taken the way along with the Messenger.(27)
  28. Alas, would that I had not taken so-and-so for a friend.(28)
  29. He led me astray from the Remembrance, after it had come to me.' But the Devil always forsakes man.(29)
  30. And the Messenger says, `my Lord, my people have taken this Qur'an as a forsaken thing.'(30)
  31. And like that We have appointed to every Prophet enemies from among the sinners; but thy Lord suffices as a guide and as a helper.(31)
  32. And the unbelievers say, `why has not the Qur'an been sent down on him all at once'? So it is, that We may thereby strengthen thy heart, and We have read it distinctly.(32)
  33. And they do not bring to thee any similitude, but that We bring to thee the truth and an excellent exposition.(33)
  34. Those who shall be mustered to Hell upon their faces, those shall be the worst in place, and furthest astray from the way.(34)
  35. And We gave Moses the Book, and appointed with him his brother Aaron as minister,(35)
  36. and We said, `go to the people who have given lies to Our Signs'; then We destroyed them utterly.(36)
  37. And the people of Noah, when they gave lies to the Messenger, We drowned them, and made them a Sign to mankind. And We prepared for the wrong-doers a painful punishment;(37)
  38. and for Ad, and Thamood, and the people of Rass and many generations in between.(38)
  39. And for everyone We described similitudes, and everyone We ruined utterly.(39)
  40. And they have indeed passed by the city that was rained on by an evil rain. What! have they not seen it? No, but they do not expect to be raised up.(40)
  41. And When they see thee, they only take thee in mockery: `is this the one whom God has raised as a Messenger?(41)
  42. He had almost led us astray from our gods, had we not adhered to them'. But they shall soon know, when they see the punishment, as to who is furthest astray from the way.(42)
  43. Hast thou seen him who has taken his caprice as his god? Wilt thou be his care-taker?(43)
  44. Or dost thou think that most of them hear or understand? They are but as the cattle; no, they are further astray from the way.(44)
  45. Hast thou not seen how thy Lord has stretched out the shadow? And had He willed, He would have made it still, then We made the sun to be its indicator;(45)
  46. then We draw it towards Us, drawing it gently.(46)
  47. And it is He who made for you the night for a garment and sleep for a rest, and made the day for rising.(47)
  48. And it is He who looses the winds as good news before His mercy, and We send down pure water from the heaven,(48)
  49. that We may thereby revive dead land, and give it to drink of it, to cattle and many men that We have created.(49)
  50. And We have turned it (the Qur'an) about among them that they may pay heed; yet most men refuse but ingratitude.(50)
  51. And had We willed We would have raised up in every city a warner;(51)
  52. so do not obey the unbelievers, and struggle against them thereby a mighty struggle.(52)
  53. And it is He who let forth the two seas__this one sweet and tasteful, and that one saltish and bitter; and He set between them a barrier and a ban forbidden.(53)
  54. And it is He who created from water a mortal, and made for him kindred of blood and marriage; and thy Lord is surely powerful.(54)
  55. And they serve, apart from God, that which neither profits them nor hurts them; and surely the unbeliever is a partisan against his Lord.(55)
  56. And We have not sent thee but as a bearer of good news and as a warner.(56)
  57. Say, `I do not ask of you any wage for this, except that, if any will, he may take a way to his Lord.'(57)
  58. And put thy trust in the One Ever-living who shall not die, and celebrate His praise; and He suffices to be aware of the sins of His servants __(58)
  59. He who created the heavens and the earth and what between them is in six days, then took the Throne, the All-merciful; ask any aware of Him.(59)
  60. Yet when it is said to them, `prostrate yourselves before the All-merciful', they say, `but what is the All-merciful? Shall we prostrate ourselves to what thou biddest us to?' And it increases them in aversion.(60)
  61. Blessed be He who has set in the heaven constellations, and has set therein a lamp and an illuminating moon.(61)
  62. And it is He who has set the night and the day in succession, for him who desires to pay heed or desires to be thankful.(62)
  63. And the servants of the All-merciful are those who walk on the earth modestly, and when the ignorant address them, they say, `peace'.(63)
  64. And those who pass nights prostrating to their Lord and standing in Prayer.(64)
  65. And those who say, `our Lord, avert from us the punishment of Hell; its punishment is surely a constant torment;(65)
  66. it is indeed an evil resting place and abode.'(66)
  67. And those who, when they expend, are neither wasteful nor niggardly, for between that is the just stand.(67)
  68. And those who do not call upon another god with God, nor kill the soul that God has forbidden, except by right, nor fornicate; and whoso does that shall meet the price of sin;(68)
  69. doubled shall be the punishment for him on the Day of Resurrection, and he shall abide therein disgraced;(69)
  70. except him who repents, and believes, and does righteous work; those, God will change their evils to good; for God is Forgiving, Merciful.(70)
  71. And whoso repents and does righteousness, he indeed turns to God in repentance.(71)
  72. And those who do not testify falsehood, and, when they pass by idle non-sense, pass by it with dignity.(72)
  73. And those who, when they are reminded of the signs of their Lord, do not fall down at them deaf and blind.(73)
  74. And those who say, `Our Lord, give us coolness of eyes in our wives and our offspring, and make us a leader of the godfearing.'(74)
  75. Those shall be recompensed with lofty chambers for their patience, and they shall receive greetings and peace,(75)
  76. dwelling therein forever; how excellent is the lodging and the abode.(76)
  77. Say, `my Lord would care little for you, were it not for your prayers; now you have given lies, so it is bound to come.'(77)
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