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Revealed at Mecca, Verses: 53 In the name of Allah, The Merciful, The All-merciful
  1. Ha Mim; Ain Sin Qaf (H.M.A.S.Q.)(1-2).
  2. So reveals to thee, and to those before thee,(3)
  3. God, the Mighty, the Wise. To Him belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth, and He is the High, the Mighty.(4)
  4. The heavens would almost be rent above them, but the angels celebrate the praise of their Lord, and ask forgiveness for those on earth. Behold! God __ He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.(5)
  5. And those who have taken to them protectors apart from Him, God is guard over them, and thou art no caretaker for them.(6)
  6. And so We have revealed to thee an Arabic Reading (Qur'an), that thou mayest warn the Mother-City and those (living) about it, and thou mayest warn of the Day of Gathering, wherein is no doubt; a party will be in Paradise and a party in the Blaze.(7)
  7. And if God had willed, He would have made them one community, but He admits to His mercy whom He will; and the wrongdoers, they have no protector, nor a helper.(8)
  8. Or have they taken protectors apart from Him? But God __ He is the Protector, and He quickens the dead, and He is powerful over every-thing.(9)
  9. And in whatever you differ, its judgement belongs to God. That is God, my Lord, in whom I put my trust, and to whom I turn.(10)
  10. The Originator of the heavens and the earth, He has made for you out of yourselves pairs, and out of the cattle pairs, whereby He multiples you. Nothing is like Him, and He is the Hearing, the Seeing.(11)
  11. To Him belong the keys of the heavens and the earth; He outspreads and straitens the provision for whom He will; surely He knows every-thing.(12)
  12. He has laid down for you of the religion, as He charged Noah with, and that We have revealed to thee, and that We charged Abraham, Moses and Jesus with: `Establish the Religion and be not divided in it'. Hard upon the idolaters is to which thou callest them; God chooses to Himself whom He will, and He guides to Himself who turns to him.(13)
  13. And they divided not but after the knowledge had come to them, being insolent to one another; and if a Word had not gone forth from thy Lord until a stated term, it would have been decided between them; those who were made to inherit the Book after them are surely in a disquieting doubt about it.(14)
  14. So, to this thou call, and stand firm, as thou art commanded; and do not follow their caprices; and say, `I believe in what God has sent down of the Book, and I have been commanded to do justice between you; God is our Lord and your Lord; for us are our deeds and for you are your deeds; there is no argument between us and you; God will bring us together; and to Him is the destination.'(15)
  15. And those who argue concerning God after His call has been answered, their argument is null and void in the sight of their Lord, and they are under wrath, and for them shall be a terrible punishment.(16)
  16. God is He who has sent down the Book and the Balance, with the truth; and what shall make thee know if the Hour is nearby!(17)
  17. Those who do not believe in it, seek to hasten it, but those who believe are fearful of it, for they know that it is the truth. Behold, those who doubt the Hour, they are astray far away.(18)
  18. God is courteous to His servants, provides to whom He will; and He is the Strong, the Mighty.(19)
  19. Whoso desires the tillage of the Hereafter, We shall give him increase in his tillage, and whoso desires the tillage of this world, We shall give him some of it, but he will have no share in the Hereafter.(20)
  20. Or do they have associate-gods who have laid down for them some religion which God has not permitted? But for the Word of Decision, it would have been decided between them; and for the wrong-doers, there shall be a painful punishment.(21)
  21. Thou shalt see the wrong-doers fearful because of what they have earned, but it shall fall on them. And those who believe and do righteous deeds shall be in meadows of the gardens; they shall have, whatever they will, with their Lord; that is the great bounty.(22)
  22. That indeed is the good news that God gives to His servants, who believe and do righteous deeds. Say, `I do not ask of you a wage for this, except love of the kinship'. And Whoso earns a good deed We shall give them increase in goodness; surely God is Forgiving, Thankful.(23)
  23. Or do they say, `he has forged a lie against God'? But if God will, He may set a seal on thy heart; and God blots out the falsehood, and verifies the truth by His Words; surely He knows the thoughts in the breasts.(24)
  24. And it is He who accepts repentance from His servants, and pardons the evils; and He knows what you do;(25)
  25. and He answers those who believe and do righteous deeds, and gives them increase of His bounty; and the unbelievers, for them shall be a terrible punishment.(26)
  26. And if God had expanded the provision for His servants, they would have rebelled in the earth; but He sends down in measure what He will; He is aware of and sees His servants.(27)
  27. And it is He who sends down the rain, after they have despaired, and spreads out His mercy; and He is the Protector, the Praiseworthy.(28)
  28. And of His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and such creatures that He has scattered abroad in them; and He is powerful to gather them when He will.(29)
  29. And whatever affliction befalls you, it is due to what your hands have earned, and He pardons much.(30)
  30. And you cannot frustrate (Him) in the earth; and you have, apart from God, no protector or helper.(31)
  31. And of His Signs are the ships like banners on the sea.(32)
  32. If He will, He would still the wind and they would be motionless on its back; in that are surely Signs for every steadfast, thankful man;(33)
  33. or He would wreck them for what they have earned, but He pardons much;(34)
  34. and He knows those who dispute regarding Our signs; they have no place of escape.(35)
  35. So whatever thing you are given is the comfort of the present life, but what is with God is better and more lasting for those who believe and put their trust in their Lord;(36)
  36. and those who avoid major sins and indecencies, and when they are angry, forgive;(37)
  37. and those who answer their Lord, and establish the Prayer; and their affair is by counsel between them;(38)
  38. and they expend of that We have provided them; and those who, when aggression is made against them, avenge themselves.(39)
  39. And the recompense of an evil is a like evil, yet whoso pardons and makes amends, his wage is upon God; surely He does not love the wrong-doers.(40)
  40. And whoso avenges himself after he has been wronged, those__ there is no way open against them.(41)
  41. The way is open only against those who do wrong to the people, and transgress in the earth without right; those, for them shall be a painful punishment.(42)
  42. And whoso shows patience and forgives, that is surely an act of resolution in the affairs.(43)
  43. And whomso God sends astray he has no protector after Him; and thou shalt see the wrong-doers, when they see the punishment, saying, `is there any way to return?'(44)
  44. And thou shalt see them brought before it, humbled due to abasement, looking with a stealthy glance. And the Believers shall say, `the losers are those who gave loss to themselves and their families on the Day of Resurrection.' Behold, the wrong-doers are in a lasting punishment.(45)
  45. And they have no protectors, apart from God, to help them; and whomso God sends astray, no way has he.(46)
  46. Answer your Lord, before there
  47. comes from God a day that shall not be turned back; there shall be, on that day, no shelter for you, and no denial by you.(47)
  48. But if they turn away, then We have not sent thee as a guard over them; thine is only to deliver the Message. And when We let man taste mercy from Us, he rejoices in it; and if some evil befalls them because of what their hands have forwarded, then surely man is unthankful.(48)
  49. To God belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth; He creates what He will; He gives to whom He will females, and He gives to whom He will males;(49)
  50. or He couples them both males and females; and He makes whom He will barren; He is Knowing, Powerful.(50)
  51. And it is not for a mortal that God should speak to him, except by revelation, or from behind a veil, or should send a messenger, and he reveals by His leave, what He will; surely He is High, Wise.(51)
  52. And like that, We have revealed to thee a Spirit of Our Command. Thou knewest not what the Book was, nor the Belief; but We have made it a light whereby We guide whom We will of Our servants; and surely thou guidest to a straight path,(52)
  53. the path of God, to whom belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth. Behold, to God are destined all affairs.(53)
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