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Revealed at Mecca,Verses: 89 In the name of Allah, The Merciful, The All-merciful
  1. Ha Mim (H.M.).(1)
  2. By the clear Book,(2)
  3. We have made it an Arabic Reading (Qur'an) that you may understand;(3)
  4. and it is in the Mother-Book with Us, exalted(4)
  5. indeed and wise. But shall We take away the Remembrance from you, because you are an extravagant people?(5)
  6. And how many a Prophet did We send among the ancients!(6)
  7. And no Prophet came to them, but that they mocked at him.(7)
  8. Then We destroyed the strongest in valour among them, and the example of the ancients has already passed.(8)
  9. And if thou askest them, `who created the heavens and the earth,' `they will surely say, `the Mighty, the Knowing created them';(9)
  10. He who made the earth a cradle for you, and made in it paths for you, that you may find the way;(10)
  11. and who sent down from heaven water in measure; then We revived thereby a dead land; thus shall you be brought forth.(11)
  12. And who created all kinds of things, and made for you such ships and cattle on which you ride,(12)
  13. that you may be seated on their backs, then, when you are seated on them, remember your Lord's blessing, and say, `Holy be He, who has subjected this to us, for we were not equal to it;(13)
  14. and surely we should be returning to our Lord.'(14)
  15. Yet they have made some of His servants a part of Him; surely man in clearly unthankful.(15)
  16. Or has He taken, from what He has created, daughters for Himself, and chosen for you sons?(16)
  17. But when any of them is given the good news of what he has likened to the All-merciful, his face gets darkened, and he is choked.(17)
  18. What! one who is brought up amid ornaments, and who in altercation is not clear?(18)
  19. And they have made the angels, who are the servants of the All-merciful, females. Did they witness their creation? Their witness shall be written down, and they shall be questioned.(19)
  20. And they say, `had the All-merciful willed, we would not have served them.' They have no knowledge of that; they only conjecture.(20)
  21. Or did We give them a Book before this, and they are holding fast to it?(21)
  22. No, but they say, `we found our fathers on a system, and we are guided on their foot-prints.'(22)
  23. And similarly, We did not send before thee any warner to a city but its affluent men said, `we found our fathers on a system, and we are following on their foot-prints.'(23)
  24. He said, `even if I should bring you a better guidance than you found your fathers on?' They said, `we disbelieve in what you have been sent with.'(24)
  25. Then We took vengeance upon them, and see how was the end of those who cried lies.(25)
  26. And when Abraham said to his father and his people, `I am quit of that you serve,(26)
  27. except Him who originated me, and He will guide me.'(27)
  28. And he made it a word to last in his posterity, that they might return.(28)
  29. No, but I gave these and their fathers comforts, until there came to them the truth and a manifest Messenger.(29)
  30. But when the truth came to them, they said, `this is sorcery, and we disbelieve in it.'(30)
  31. And they said, `why have this Qur'an not been sent down on some great man of the two cities!'(31)
  32. Is it they who divide the mercy of thy Lord? It is We who have divided between them their livelihood in the present life, and have raised some of them above others in rank, so that some of them may take others in service; and the mercy of thy Lord is better than what they amass.(32)
  33. And were it not that mankind would become one community, We would have made for those who disbelieve in the All-merciful, the roofs of their houses, and the stairs whereon they mount,(33)
  34. and doors of their houses and the couches whereon they recline,(34)
  35. of silver and ornamental; and but all that is only the comfort of the present life; and the Hereafter with thy Lord is for the godfearing.(35)
  36. And he who blinds himself to the Remembrance of the All-merciful, We assign to him a devil and he becomes his comrade.(36)
  37. And they bar them from the way, yet they think that they are guided.(37)
  38. Until, when he comes to Us, he will say (to the comrade), `would that there had been between me and thee the distance of the two Easts!' How evil is the comrade!(38)
  39. `But since you committed wrong, it shall not profit you today; you are partners in the punishment.'(39)
  40. Wilt thou then make the deaf to hear, or guide the blind and him who is clearly astray?(40)
  41. Whether We take thee away, We shall take vengeance upon them;(41)
  42. or We shall show thee what We have promised them, for We have power over them.(42)
  43. So hold thou fast to that revealed to thee; surely thou art on a straight path.(43)
  44. And it is surely a Reminder to thee and to thy people; and you shall soon be questioned.(44)
  45. And ask those of Our Messengers that We sent before thee, `have We appointed, apart from the All-merciful, any gods to be served?'(45)
  46. And We sent Moses with Our Signs to Pharaoh and his chiefs and he said, `I am a Messenger of the Lord of the world.'(46)
  47. Then, when he brought them Our Signs, they laughed at them.(47)
  48. And whatever Sign We showed them it was greater than its sister Sign; and We seized them with punishment, that they might return.(48)
  49. But they said, `O sorcerer, pray to thy Lord for us by the covenant He has made with thee, and we shall surely follow guidance.'(49)
  50. But when We removed from them the punishment, they broke the pledge.(50)
  51. And Pharaoh announced to his people, `my people, is not the kingdom of Egypt and these rivers flowing beneath me, mine? Do you not see?(51)
  52. Or am I not better than this one, who is contemptible and can hardly express clearly?(52)
  53. And why have the bracelets of gold not been given to him, or angels come with him conjoined?'(53)
  54. Thus he made his people unsteady, and they obeyed him; surely they were a people of trangressors.(54)
  55. So, when they displeased Us, We took vengeance on them, and drowned them all together;(55)
  56. and We made them a thing of the past, and an example for the later people.(56)
  57. And when the son of Mary is mentioned as an example, thy people cry out against him.(57)
  58. And they say, `are our gods better or he?' They cite him to thee only for a dispute; no, they are a quarrelsome people.(58)
  59. He was only a servant whom We blessed and made him an example for the Children of Israel.(59)
  60. And if We will, We would surely make some of you as angels to be successors in the earth.(60)
  61. But indeed it is a knowledge of the Hour, so do not have doubt concerning it, and follow me; this is a straight path.(61)
  62. And let not the Devil bar you; he is a clear enemy to you.(62)
  63. And when Jesus came with the clear Signs, he said, `I have brought you Wisdom, and that I may make clear to you some of that in which you differ; so fear God and obey me.(63)
  64. Surely God, He is my Lord and your Lord, so serve Him; this is a straight path.'(64)
  65. But the factions among them differed; so woe to the wrongdoers because of punishment of a painful day.(65)
  66. Are they looking only for the Hour, that it should come upon them suddenly, when they do not perceive?(66)
  67. The friends on that day shall be enemies to one another, except the godfearing.(67
  68. `O My servants, today there is no fear on you nor will you grieve __(68)
  69. you who believed in Our signs and surrendered __(69)
  70. Enter Paradise you and your wives, joyfully.'(70)
  71. There shall be passed around them plates and cups made of gold and therein shall be all that the souls desire and the eyes delight. `And you shall dwell therein forever;(71)
  72. and this is the Paradise that you have been given in inheritance for that you were doing.(72)
  73. Here you have fruits in plenty whereof you will eat.'(73)
  74. As for the sinners, they shall dwell in the punishment of Hell forever;(74)
  75. it shall not be relaxed for them, and they shall despair there.(75)
  76. And We wronged them not, instead they themselves were the wrongdoers.(76)
  77. And they shall call, `O malik (master), let thy Lord make an end of us'; he shall say, `you shall be staying.'(77)
  78. We have brought you the truth but most of you are averse to the truth.(78)
  79. Or have they settled some affair? Then we are also settling?(79)
  80. Or do they think that We do not hear their secret and their conspiracy? No, Our messengers with them are writing it down.(80)
  81. Say, `if the All-merciful had a son, I would be the first to serve.(81)
  82. Holy be the Lord of the heavens and the earth, the Lord of the Throne, above that they describe.(82)
  83. So leave them to chat and play, till they meet their day which they are promised.(83)
  84. And it is He who is God in the heaven and God in the earth; and He is the Wise, the Knowing.(84)
  85. And blessed be He, to whom belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and what is between them; and with Him is the knowledge of the Hour, and to Him you shall be returned.(85)
  86. And those whom they call upon, apart from Him, have no power of intercession, except him who testifies to the truth and that knowingly.(86)
  87. And if thou askest them as to who created them, they will surely say, `God'; then how are they perverted!(87)
  88. And his saying is, `my Lord, these are a people who will not believe'. __(88)
  89. But overlook them, and say, `peace'; they will soon know.(89)
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