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In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
[36.1] Ya Seen.
[36.2] I swear by the Quran full of wisdom
[36.3] Most surely you are one of the apostles
[36.4] On a right way.
[36.5] A revelation of the Mighty, the Merciful.
[36.6] That you may warn a people whose fathers were not warned,
so they are heedless.
[36.7] Certainly the word has proved true of most of them, so
they do not believe.
[36.8] Surely We have placed chains on their necks, and these
reach up to their chins, so they have their heads raised aloft.
[36.9] And We have made before them a barrier and a barrier
behind them, then We have covered them over so that they do not see.
[36.10] And it is alike to them whether you warn them or warn
them not: they do not believe.
[36.11] You can only warn him who follows the reminder and fears
the Beneficent [Allah] in secret; so announce to him forgiveness and an
[36.12] Surely We give life to the dead, and We write down what
they have sent before and their footprints, and We have recorded
everything in a clear writing.
[36.13] And set out to them an example of the people of the
town, when the messengers came to it.
[36.14] When We sent to them two, they rejected both of them,
then We strengthened (them) with a third, so they said: Surely we are
messengers to you.
[36.15] They said: You are naught but mortals like ourselves,
nor has the Beneficent [Allah] revealed anything; you only lie.
[36.16] They said: Our Lord knows that we are most surely
messengers to you.
[36.17] And nothing devolves on us but a clear deliverance (of
[36.18] They said: Surely we augur evil from you; if you do not
desist, we will certainly stone you, and there shall certainly afflict vou
a painful chastisement from us.
[36.19] They said: Your evil fortune is with you; what! if you
are reminded! Nay, you are an extravagant people.
[36.20] And from the remote part of the city there came a man
running, he said: O my people! follow the messengers;
[36.21] Follow him who does not ask you for reward, and they are
the followers of the right course;
[36.22] And what reason have I that I should not serve Him Who
brought me into existence? And to Him you shall be brought back;
[36.23] What! shall I take besides Him gods whose intercession,
If the Beneficent [Allah] should desire to afflict me with a harm, shall
not avail me aught, nor shall they be able to deliver me?
[36.24] In that case I shall most surely be in clear error:
[36.25] Surely I believe in your Lord, therefore hear me.
[36.26] It was said: Enter the garden. He said: O would that my
people had known
[36.27] Of that on account of which my Lord has forgiven me and
made me of the honored ones!
[36.28] And We did not send down upon his people after him any
hosts from heaven, nor do We ever send down.
[36.29] It was naught but a single cry, and lo! they were still.
[36.30] Alas for the servants! there comes not to them an
apostle but they mock at him.
[36.31] Do they not consider how many of the generations have We
destroyed before them, because they do not turn to them?
[36.32] And all of them shall surely be brought before Us.
[36.33] And a sign to them is the dead earth: We give life to it
and bring forth from it grain SQ they eat of it.
[36.34] And We make therein gardens of palms and grapevines and
We make springs to flow forth in it,
[36.35] That they may eat of the fruit thereof, and their hands
did not make it; will they not then be grateful?
[36.36] Glory be to Him Who created pairs of all things, of what
the earth grows, and of their kind and of what they do not know.
[36.37] And a sign to them is the night: We draw forth from it
the day, then lo! they are in the dark;
[36.38] And the sun runs on to a term appointed for it; that is
the ordinance of the Mighty, the Knowing.
[36.39] And (as for) the moon, We have ordained for it stages
till it becomes again as an old dry palm branch.
[36.40] Neither is it allowable to the sun that it should
overtake the moon, nor can the night outstrip the day; and all float on in
[36.41] And a sign to them is that We bear their offspring in
the laden ship.
[36.42] And We have created for them the like of it, what they
will ride on.
[36.43] And if We please, We can drown them, then there shall be
no succorer for them, nor shall they be rescued
[36.44] But (by) mercy from Us and for enjoyment till a time.
[36.45] And when it is said to them: Guard against what is
before you and what is behind you, that mercy may be had on you.
[36.46] And there comes not to them a communication of the
communications of their Lord but they turn aside from it.
[36.47] And when it is said to them: Spend out of what Allah has
given you, those who disbelieve say to those who believe: Shall we feed
him whom, if Allah please, He could feed? You are in naught but clear
[36.48] And they say: When will this threat come to pass, if you
[36.49] They wait not for aught but a single cry which will
overtake them while they yet contend with one another.
[36.50] So they shall not be able to make a bequest, nor shall
they return to their families.
[36.51] And the trumpet shall be blown, when lo ! from their
graves they shall hasten on to their Lord.
[36.52] They shall say: O woe to us! who has raised us up from
our sleeping-place? This is what the Beneficent [Allah] promised and the
apostles told the truth.
[36.53] There would be naught but a single cry, when lo ! they
shall all be brought before Us;
[36.54] So this day no soul shall be dealt with unjustly in the
least; and you shall not be rewarded aught but that which you did.
[36.55] Surely the dwellers of the garden shall on that day be
in an occupation quite happy.
[36.56] They and their wives shall be in shades, reclining on
[36.57] They shall have fruits therein, and they shall have
whatever they desire.
[36.58] Peace: a word from a Merciful Lord.
[36.59] And get aside today, O guilty ones!
[36.60] Did I not charge you, O children of Adam ! that you
should not serve the Shaitan? Surely he is your open enemy,
[36.61] And that you should serve Me; this is the right way.
[36.62] And certainly he led astray numerous people from among
you. What! could you not then understand?
[36.63] This is the hell with which you were threatened.
[36.64] Enter into it this day because you disbelieved.
[36.65] On that day We will set a seal upon their mouths, and
their hands shall speak to Us, and their feet shall bear witness of what
[36.66] And if We please We would certainly put out their eyes,
then they would run about groping for the way, but how should they see?
[36.67] And if We please We would surely transform them in their
place, then they would not be able to go on, nor will they return.
[36.68] And whomsoever We cause to live long, We reduce (him) to
an abject state in constitution; do they not then understand?
[36.69] And We have not taught him poetry, nor is it meet for
him; it is nothing but a reminder and a plain Quran,
[36.70] That it may warn him who would have life, and (that) the
word may prove true against the unbelievers.
[36.71] Do they not see that We have created cattle for them,
out of what Our hands have wrought, so they are their masters?
[36.72] And We have subjected them to them, so some of them they
have to ride upon, and some of them they eat.
[36.73] And therein they have advantages and drinks; will they
not then be grateful?
[36.74] And they have taken gods besides Allah that they may be
[36.75] (But) they shall not be able to assist them, and they
shall be a host brought up before them.
[36.76] Therefore let not their speech grieve you; surely We
know what they do in secret and what they do openly.
[36.77] Does not man see that We have created him from the small
seed? Then lo! he is an open disputant.
[36.78] And he strikes out a likeness for Us and forgets his own
creation. Says he: Who will give life to the bones when they are rotten?
[36.79] Say: He will give life to them Who brought them into
existence at first, and He is cognizant of all creation
[36.80] He Who has made for you the fire (to burn) from the
green tree, so that with it you kindle (fire).
[36.81] Is not He Who created the heavens and the earth able to
create the like of them? Yea! and He is the Creator (of all), the Knower.
[36.82] His command, when He intends anything, is only to say to
it: Be, so it is.
[36.83] Therefore glory be to Him in Whose hand is the kingdom
of all things, and to Him you shall be brought back.
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
[37.1] I swear by those who draw themselves out in ranks
[37.2] Then those who drive away with reproof,
[37.3] Then those who recite, being mindful,
[37.4] Most surely your [Allah] is One:
[37.5] The Lord of the heavens and the earth and what is between
them, and Lord of the easts.
[37.6] Surely We have adorned the nearest heaven with an
adornment, the stars,
[37.7] And (there is) a safeguard against every rebellious
[37.8] They cannot listen to the exalted assembly and they are
thrown at from every side,
[37.9] Being driven off, and for them is a perpetual
[37.10] Except him who snatches off but once, then there follows
him a brightly shining flame.
[37.11] Then ask them whether they are stronger in creation or
those (others) whom We have created. Surely We created them of firm clay.
[37.12] Nay! you wonder while they mock,
[37.13] And when they are reminded, they mind not,
[37.14] And when they see a sign they incite one another to
[37.15] And they say: This is nothing but clear magic:
[37.16] What! when we are dead and have become dust and bones,
shall we then certainly be raised,
[37.17] Or our fathers of yore?
[37.18] Say: Aye! and you shall be abject.
[37.19] So it shall only be a single cry, when lo! they shall
[37.20] And they shall say: O woe to us! this is the day of
[37.21] This is the day of the judgment which you called a lie.
[37.22] Gather together those who were unjust and their
associates, and what they used to worship
[37.23] Besides Allah, then lead them to the way to hell.
[37.24] And stop them, for they shall be questioned:
[37.25] What is the matter with you that you do not help each
[37.26] Nay! on that day they shall be submissive.
[37.27] And some of them shall advance towards others,
questioning each other.
[37.28] They shall say: Surely you used to come to us from the
[37.29] They shall say: Nay, you (yourselves) were not
[37.30] And we had no authority over you, but you were an
[37.31] So the sentence of our Lord has come to pass against us:
(now) we shall surely taste;
[37.32] So we led you astray, for we ourselves were erring.
[37.33] So they shall on that day be sharers in the chastisement
one with another.
[37.34] Surely thus do We deal with the guilty.
[37.35] Surely they used to behave proudly when it was said to
them: There is no god but Allah;
[37.36] And to say: What! shall we indeed give up our gods for
the sake of a mad poet?
[37.37] Nay: he has come with the truth and verified the
[37.38] Most surely you will taste the painful punishment.
[37.39] And you shall not be rewarded except (for) what you did.
[37.40] Save the servants of Allah, the purified ones.
[37.41] For them is a known sustenance,
[37.42] Fruits, and they shall be highly honored,
[37.43] In gardens of pleasure,
[37.44] On thrones, facing each other.
[37.45] A bowl shall be made to go round them from water running
out of springs,
[37.46] White, delicious to those who drink.
[37.47] There shall be no trouble in it, nor shall they be
[37.48] And with them shall be those who restrain the eyes,
having beautiful eyes;
[37.49] As if they were eggs carefully protected.
[37.50] Then shall some of them advance to others, questioning
[37.51] A speaker from among them shall say: Surely I had a
comrade of mine,
[37.52] Who said: What! are you indeed of those who accept (the
[37.53] What! when we are dead and have become dust and bones,
shall we then be certainly brought to judgment?
[37.54] He shall say: Will you look on?
[37.55] Then he looked down and saw him in the midst of hell.
[37.56] He shall say: By Allah! you had almost caused me to
[37.57] And had it not been for the favor of my Lord, I would
certainly have been among those brought up.
[37.58] Is it then that we are not going to die,
[37.59] Except our previous death? And we shall not be
[37.60] Most surely this is the mighty achievement.
[37.61] For the like of this then let the workers work.
[37.62] Is this better as an entertainment or the tree of Zaqqum?
[37.63] Surely We have made it to be a trial to the unjust.
[37.64] Surely it is a tree that-grows in the bottom of the
[37.65] Its produce is as it were the heads of the serpents.
[37.66] Then most surely they shall eat of it and fill (their)
bellies with it.
[37.67] Then most surely they shall have after it to drink of a
mixture prepared in boiling water.
[37.68] Then most surely their return shall be to hell.
[37.69] Surely they found their fathers going astray,
[37.70] So in their footsteps they are being hastened on.
[37.71] And certainly most of the ancients went astray before
[37.72] And certainly We sent among them warners.
[37.73] Then see how was the end of those warned,
[37.74] Except the servants of Allah, the purified ones.
[37.75] And Nuh did certainly call upon Us, and most excellent
answerer of prayer are We.
[37.76] And We delivered him and his followers from the mighty
[37.77] And We made his offspring the survivors.
[37.78] And We perpetuated to him (praise) among the later
[37.79] Peace and salutation to Nuh among the nations.
[37.80] Thus do We surely reward the doers of good.
[37.81] Surely he was of Our believing servants.
[37.82] Then We drowned the others
[37.83] And most surely Ibrahim followed his way.
[37.84] When he came to his Lord with a free heart,
[37.85] When he said to his father and his people: What is it
that you worship?
[37.86] A lie-- gods besides Allah-- do you desire?
[37.87] What is then your idea about the Lord of the worlds?
[37.88] Then he looked at the stars, looking up once,
[37.89] Then he said: Surely I am sick (of your worshipping
[37.90] So they went away from him, turning back.
[37.91] Then he turned aside to their gods secretly and said:
What! do you not eat?
[37.92] What is the matter with you that you do not speak?
[37.93] Then he turned against them secretly, smiting them with
the right hand.
[37.94] So they (people) advanced towards him, hastening.
[37.95] Said he: What! do you worship what you hew out?
[37.96] And Allah has created you and what you make.
[37.97] They said: Build for him a furnace, then cast him into
the burning fire.
[37.98] And they desired a war against him, but We brought them
[37.99] And he said: Surely I fly to my lord; He will guide me.
[37.100] My Lord! grant me of the doers of good deeds.
[37.101] So We gave him the good news of a boy, possessing
[37.102] And when he attained to working with him, he said: O my
son! surely I have seen in a dream that I should sacrifice you; consider
then what you see. He said: O my father! do what you are commanded; if
Allah please, you will find me of the patient ones.
[37.103] So when they both submitted and he threw him down upon
[37.104] And We called out to him saying: O Ibrahim!
[37.105] You have indeed shown the truth of the vision; surely
thus do We reward the doers of good:
[37.106] Most surely this is a manifest trial.
[37.107] And We ransomed him with a Feat sacrifice.
[37.108] And We perpetuated (praise) to him among the later
[37.109] Peace be on Ibrahim.
[37.110] Thus do We reward the doers of good.
[37.111] Surely he was one of Our believing servants.
[37.112] And We gave him the good news of Ishaq, a prophet among
the good ones.
[37.113] And We showered Our blessings on him and on Ishaq; and
of their offspring are the doers of good, and (also) those who are clearly
unjust to their own souls.
[37.114] And certainly We conferred a favor on Musa and Haroun.
[37.115] And We delivered them both and their people from the
[37.116] And We helped them, so they were the vanquishers.
[37.117] And We gave them both the Book that made (things)
[37.118] And We guided them both on the right way.
[37.119] And We perpetuated (praise) to them among the later
[37.120] Peace be on Musa and Haroun.
[37.121] Even thus do We reward the doers of good.
[37.122] Surely they were both of Our believing servants.
[37.123] And Ilyas was most surely of the apostles.
[37.124] When he said to his people: Do you not guard (against
[37.125] What! do you call upon Ba'l and forsake the best of the
[37.126] Allah, your Lord and the Lord of your fathers of yore?
[37.127] But they called him a liar, therefore they shall most
surely be brought up.
[37.128] But not the servants of Allah, the purified ones.
[37.129] And We perpetuated to him (praise) among the later
[37.130] Peace be on Ilyas.
[37.131] Even thus do We reward the doers of good.
[37.132] Surely he was one of Our believing servants.
[37.133] And Lut was most surely of the apostles.
[37.134] When We delivered him and his followers, all--
[37.135] Except an old woman (who was) amongst those who
[37.136] Then We destroyed the others.
[37.137] And most surely you pass by them in the morning,
[37.138] And at night; do you not then understand?
[37.139] And Yunus was most surely of the apostles.
[37.140] When he ran away to a ship completely laden,
[37.141] So he shared (with them), but was of those who are cast
[37.142] So the fish swallowed him while he did that for which
he blamed himself
[37.143] But had it not been that he was of those who glorify
[37.144] He would certainly have tarried in its belly to the day
when they are raised.
[37.145] Then We cast him on to the vacant surface of the earth
while he was sick.
[37.146] And We caused to grow up for him a gourdplant.
[37.147] And We sent him to a hundred thousand, rather they
[37.148] And they believed, so We gave them provision till a
[37.149] Then ask them whether your Lord has daughters and they
[37.150] Or did We create the angels females while they were
[37.151] Now surely it is of their own lie that they say:
[37.152] Allah has begotten; and most surely they are liars.
[37.153] Has He chosen daughters in preference to sons?
[37.154] What is the matter with you, how is it that you judge?
[37.155] Will you not then mind?
[37.156] Or have you a clear authority?
[37.157] Then bring your book, if you are truthful.
[37.158] And they assert a relationship between Him and the
jinn; and certainly the jinn do know that they shall surely be brought up;
[37.159] Glory be to Allah (for freedom) from what they
[37.160] But not so the servants of Allah, the purified ones.
[37.161] So surely you and what you worship,
[37.162] Not against Him can you cause (any) to fall into trial,
[37.163] Save him who will go to hell.
[37.164] And there is none of us but has an assigned place,
[37.165] And most surely we are they who draw themselves out in
[37.166] And we are most surely they who declare the glory (of
[37.167] And surely they used to say:
[37.168] Had we a reminder from those of yore,
[37.169] We would certainly have been the servants of Allah--
the purified ones.
[37.170] But (now) they disbelieve in it, so they will come to
[37.171] And certainly Our word has already gone forth in
respect of Our servants, the apostles:
[37.172] Most surely they shall be the assisted ones
[37.173] And most surely Our host alone shall be the victorious
[37.174] Therefore turn away from them till a time,
[37.175] And (then) see them, so they too shall see.
[37.176] What! would they then hasten on Our chastisement?
[37.177] But when it shall descend in their court, evil shall
then be the morning of the warned ones.
[37.178] And turn away from them till a time
[37.179] And (then) see, for they too shall see.
[37.180] Glory be to your Lord, the Lord of Honor, above what
[37.181] And peace be on the apostles.
[37.182] And all praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
[38.1] Suad, I swear by the Quran, full of admonition.
[38.2] Nay! those who disbelieve are in self-exaltation and
[38.3] How many did We destroy before them of the generations,
then they cried while the time of escaping had passed away.
[38.4] And they wonder that there has come to them a warner from
among themselves, and the disbelievers say: This IS an enchanter, a liar.
[38.5] What! makes he the gods a single [Allah]? A strange thing
is this, to be sure!
[38.6] And the chief persons of them break forth, saying: Go and
steadily adhere to your gods; this is most surely a thing sought after.
[38.7] We never heard of this in the former faith; this is
nothing but a forgery:
[38.8] Has the reminder been revealed to him from among us? Nay!
they are in doubt as to My reminder. Nay! they have not yet tasted My
[38.9] Or is it that they have the treasures of the mercy of
your Lord, the Mighty, the great Giver?
[38.10] Or is it that theirs is the kingdom of the heavens and
the earth and what is between them? Then let them ascend by any
[38.11] A host of deserters of the allies shall be here put to
[38.12] The people of Nuh and Ad, and Firon, the lord of spikes,
rejected (apostles) before them.
[38.13] And Samood and the people of Lut and the dwellers of the
thicket; these were the parties.
[38.14] There was none of them but called the apostles liars, so
just was My retribution.
[38.15] Nor do these await aught but a single cry, there being
no delay in it.
[38.16] And they say: O our Lord! hasten on to us our portion
before the day of reckoning.
[38.17] Bear patiently what they say, and remember Our servant
Dawood, the possessor of power; surely he was frequent m returning (to
[38.18] Surely We made the mountains to sing the glory (of
Allah) in unison with him at the evening and the sunrise,
[38.19] And the birds gathered together; all joined in singing
[38.20] And We strengthened his kingdom and We gave him wisdom
and a clear judgment.
[38.21] And has there come to you the story of the litigants,
when they made an entry into the private chamber by ascending over the
[38.22] When they entered in upon Dawood and he was frightened
at them, they said: Fear not; two litigants, of whom one has acted
wrongfully towards the other, therefore decide between us with justice,
and do not act unjustly, and guide us to the right way.
[38.23] Surely this is my brother; he has ninety-nine ewes and I
have a single ewe; but he said: Make it over to me, and he has prevailed
against me in discourse.
[38.24] He said: Surely he has been unjust to you in demanding
your ewe (to add) to his own ewes; and most surely most of the partners
act wrongfully towards one another, save those who believe and do good,
and very few are they; and Dawood was sure that We had tried him, so he
sought the protection of his Lord and he fell down bowing and turned time
after time (to Him).
[38.25] Therefore We rectified for him this, and most surely he
had a nearness to Us and an excellent resort.
[38.26] o Dawood ! surely We have made you a ruler in the land;
so judge between men with justice and do not follow desire, lest it should
lead you astray from the path of Allah; (as for) those who go astray from
the path of Allah, they shall surely have a severe punishment because they
forgot the day of reckoning.
[38.27] And We did not create the heaven and the earth and what
is between them in vain; that is the opinion of those who disbelieve then
woe to those who disbelieve on account of the fire.
[38.28] Shall We treat those who believe and do good like the
mischief-makers in the earth? Or shall We make those who guard (against
evil) like the wicked?
[38.29] (It is) a Book We have revealed to you abounding in good
that they may ponder over its verses, and that those endowed with
understanding may be mindful.
[38.30] And We gave to Dawood Sulaiman, most excellent the
servant! Surely he was frequent in returning (to Allah).
[38.31] When there were brought to him in the evening (horses)
still when standing, swift when running--
[38.32] Then he said: Surely I preferred the good things to the
remembrance of my Lord-- until the sun set and time for Asr prayer was
over, (he said):
[38.33] Bring them back to me; so he began to slash (their) legs
[38.34] And certainly We tried Sulaiman, and We put on his
throne a (mere) body, so he turned (to Allah).
[38.35] He said: My Lord! do Thou forgive me and grant me a
kingdom which is not fit for (being inherited by) anyone after me;
[38.36] Then We made the wind subservient to him; it made his
command to run gently wherever he desired,
[38.37] And the shaitans, every builder and diver,
[38.38] And others fettered in chains.
[38.39] This is Our free gift, therefore give freely or
withhold, without reckoning.
[38.40] And most surely he had a nearness to Us and an excellent
[38.41] And remember Our servant Ayyub, when he called upon his
Lord: The Shaitan has afflicted me with toil and torment.
[38.42] Urge with your foot; here is a cool washing-place and a
[38.43] And We gave him his family and the like of them with
them, as a mercy from Us, and as a reminder to those possessed of
[38.44] And take in your hand a green branch and beat her with
It and do not break your oath; surely We found him patient; most excellent
the servant! Surely he was frequent m returning (to Allah).
[38.45] And remember Our servants Ibrahim and Ishaq and Yaqoub,
men of power and insight.
[38.46] Surely We purified them by a pure quality, the keeping m
mind of the (final) abode.
[38.47] And most surely they were with Us, of the elect, the
[38.48] And remember Ismail and Al-Yasha and Zulkifl; and they
were all of the best.
[38.49] This is a reminder; and most surely there is an
excellent resort for those who guard (against evil),
[38.50] The gardens of perpetuity, the doors are opened for
[38.51] Reclining therein, calling therein for many fruits and
[38.52] And with them shall be those restraining their eyes,
equals in age.
[38.53] This is what you are promised for the day of reckoning.
[38.54] Most surely this is Our sustenance; it shall never come
to an end;
[38.55] This (shall be so); and most surely there is an evil
resort for the inordinate ones;
[38.56] Hell; they shall enter it, so evil is the resting-place.
[38.57] This (shall be so); so let them taste it, boiling and
intensely cold (drink).
[38.58] And other (punishment) of the same kind-- of various
[38.59] This is an army plunging in without consideration along
with you; no welcome for them, surely they shall enter fire.
[38.60] They shall say: Nay! you-- no welcome to you: you did
proffer it to us, so evil is the resting-place.
[38.61] They shall say: Our Lord! whoever prepared it first for
us, add Thou to him a double chastisement in the fire.
[38.62] And they shall say: What is the matter with us that we
do not see men whom we used to count among the vicious?
[38.63] Was it that we (only) took them in scorn, or have our
eyes (now) turned aside from them?
[38.64] That most surely is the truth: the contending one with
another of the inmates of the fire.
[38.65] Say: I am only a warner, and there is no god
but Allah, the One, the Subduer (of all):
[38.66] The Lord of the heavens and the earth and what is
between them, the Mighty, the most Forgiving.
[38.67] Say: It is a message of importance,
[38.68] (And) you are turning aside from it:
[38.69] 1 had no knowledge of the exalted chiefs when they
[38.70] Naught is revealed to me save that I am a plain warner.
[38.71] When your Lord said to the angels; Surely I am going to
create a mortal from dust:
[38.72] So when I have made him complete and breathed into him
of My spirit, then fall down making obeisance to him.
[38.73] And the angels did obeisance, all of them,
[38.74] But not Iblis: he was proud and he was one of the
[38.75] He said: O Iblis! what prevented you that you should do
obeisance to him whom I created with My two hands? Are you proud or are
you of the exalted ones?
[38.76] He said: I am better than he; Thou hast created me of
fire, and him Thou didst create of dust.
[38.77] He said: Then get out of it, for surely you are driven
[38.78] And surely My curse is on you to the day of judgment.
[38.79] He said: My Lord! then respite me to the day that they
[38.80] He said: Surely you are of the respited ones,
[38.81] Till the period of the time made known.
[38.82] He said: Then by Thy Might I will surely make them live
an evil life, all,
[38.83] Except Thy servants from among them, the purified ones.
[38.84] He said: The truth then is and the truth do I speak:
[38.85] That I will most certainly fill hell with you and with
those among them who follow you, all.
[38.86] Say: I do not ask you for any reward for it; nor am I of
those who affect:
[38.87] It is nothing but a reminder to the nations;
[38.88] And most certainly you will come to know about it after
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
[39.1] The revelation of the Book is from Allah, the Mighty, the
[39.2] Surely We have revealed to you the Book with the truth,
therefore serve Allah, being sincere to Him in obedience.
[39.3] Now, surely, sincere obedience is due to Allah (alone)
and (as for) those who take guardians besides Him, (saying), We do not
serve them save that they may make us nearer to Allah, surely Allah will
judge between them in that in which they differ; surely Allah does not
guide him aright who is a liar, ungrateful.
[39.4] If Allah desire to take a son to Himself, He will surely
choose those He pleases from what He has created. Glory be to Him: He is
Allah, the One, the Subduer (of all).
[39.5] He has created the heavens and the earth with the truth;
He makes the night cover the day and makes the day overtake the night, and
He has made the sun and the moon subservient; each one runs on to an
assigned term; now surely He is the Mighty, the great Forgiver.
[39.6] He has created you from a single being, then made its
mate of the same (kind), and He has made for you eight of the cattle in
pairs. He creates you in the wombs of your mothers-- a creation after a
creation-- in triple darkness; that is Allah your Lord, His is the
kingdom; there is no god but He; whence are you then turned
[39.7] If you are ungrateful, then surely Allah is
Self-sufficient above all need of you; and He does not like ungratefulness
in His servants; and if you are grateful, He likes it in you; and no
bearer of burden shall bear the burden of another; then to your Lord is
your return, then will He inform you of what you did; surely He is
Cognizant of what is in the breasts.
[39.8] And when distress afflicts a man he calls upon his Lord
turning to Him frequently; then when He makes him possess a favor from
Him, he forgets that for which he called upon Him before, and sets up
rivals to Allah that he may cause (men) to stray off from His path. Say:
Enjoy yourself in your ungratefulness a little, surely you are of the
inmates of the fire.
[39.9] What! he who is obedient during hours of the night,
prostrating himself and standing, takes care of the hereafter and hopes
for the mercy of his Lord! Say: Are those who know and those who do not
know alike? Only the men of understanding are mindful.
[39.10] Say: O my servants who believe! be careful of (your duty
to) your Lord; for those who do good in this world is good, and Allah's
earth is spacious; only the patient will be paid back their reward in full
[39.11] Say: I am commanded that I should serve Allah, being
sincere to Him in obedience.
[39.12] And I am commanded that I shall be the first of those
[39.13] Say: I fear, if I disobey my Lord, the chastisement of a
[39.14] Say: Allah (it is Whom) I serve, being sincere to Him in
[39.15] Serve then what you like besides Him. Say: The losers
surely are those who shall have lost themselves and their families on the
day of resurrection; now surely that is the clear loss.
[39.16] They shall have coverings of fire above them and
coverings beneath them; with that Allah makes His servants to fear, so be
careful of (your duty to) Me, O My servants!
[39.17] And (as for) those who keep off from the worship of the
idols and turn to Allah, they shall have good news, therefore give good
news to My servants,
[39.18] Those who listen to the word, then follow the best of
it; those are they whom Allah has guided, and those it is who are the men
[39.19] What! as for him then against whom the sentence of
chastisement is due: What! can you save him who is in the fire?
[39.20] But (as for) those who are careful of (their duty to)
their Lord, they shall have high places, above them higher places, built
(for them), beneath which flow rivers; (this is) the promise of Allah:
Allah will not fail in (His) promise.
[39.21] Do you not see that Allah sends down water from the
cloud, then makes it go along in the earth in springs, then brings forth
therewith herbage of various colors, then it withers so that you see it
becoming yellow, then He makes it a thing crushed and broken into pieces?
Most surely there is a reminder in this for the men of understanding.
[39.22] What! is he whose heart Allah has opened for Islam so
that he is in a light from his Lord (like the hard-hearted)? Nay, woe to
those whose hearts are hard against the remembrance of Allah; those are in
[39.23] Allah has revealed the best announcement, a book
conformable in its various parts, repeating, whereat do shudder the skins
of those who fear their Lord, then their skins and their hearts become
pliant to the remembrance of Allah; this is Allah's guidance, He guides
with it whom He pleases; and (as for) him whom Allah makes err, there is
no guide for him.
[39.24] Is he then who has to guard himself with his own person
against the evil chastisement on the resurrection day? And it will be said
to the unjust: Taste what you earned.
[39.25] Those before them rejected (prophets), therefore there
came to them the chastisement from whence they perceived not.
[39.26] So Allah made them taste the disgrace in this world's
life, and certainly the punishment of the hereafter is greater; did they
[39.27] And certainly We have set forth to men in this Quran
similitudes of every sort that they may mind.
[39.28] An Arabic Quran without any crookedness, that they may
guard (against evil).
[39.29] Allah sets forth an example: There is a slave in whom
are (several) partners differing with one another, and there is another
slave wholly owned by one man. Are the two alike in condition? (All)
praise is due to Allah. Nay! most of them do not know.
[39.30] Surely you shall die and they (too) shall surely die.
[39.31] Then surely on the day of resurrection you will contend
one with another before. your Lord.
[39.32] Who is then more unjust than he who utters a lie against
Allah and (he who) gives the lie to the truth when it comes to him; is
there not in hell an abode for the unbelievers?
[39.33] And he who brings the truth and (he who) accepts it as
the truth-- these are they that guard (against evil).
[39.34] They shall have with their Lord what they please; that
is the reward of the doers of good;
[39.35] So that Allah will do away with the worst of what they
did and give them their reward for the best of what they do.
[39.36] Is not Allah sufficient for His servant? And they seek
to frighten you with those besides Him; and whomsoever Allah makes err,
there is no guide for him.
[39.37] And whom Allah guides, there is none that can lead him
astray; is not Allah Mighty, the Lord of retribution?
[39.38] And should you ask them, Who created the heavens and the
earth? They would most certainly say: Allah. Say: Have you then considered
that what you call upon besides Allah, would they, if Allah desire to
afflict me with harm, be the removers of His harm, or (would they), if
Allah desire to show me mercy, be the withholders of His mercy? Say: Allah
is sufficient for me; on Him do the reliant rely.
[39.39] Say: O my people! work in your place, surely I am a
worker, so you will come to know.
[39.40] Who it is to whom there shall come a punishment which
will disgrace him and to whom will be due a lasting punishment.
[39.41] Surely We have revealed to you the Book with the truth
for the sake of men; so whoever follows the right way, it is for his own
soul and whoever errs, he errs only to its detriment; and you are not a
custodian over them.
[39.42] Allah takes the souls at the time of their death, and
those that die not during their sleep; then He withholds those on whom He
has passed the decree of death and sends the others back till an appointed
term; most surely there are signs in this for a people who reflect.
[39.43] Or have they taken intercessors besides Allah? Say:
what! even though they did not ever have control over anything, nor do
[39.44] Say: Allah's is the intercession altogether; His is the
kingdom of the heavens and the earth, then to Him you shall be brought
[39.45] And when Allah alone is mentioned, the hearts of those
who do not believe in the hereafter shrink, and when those besides Him are
mentioned, lo! they are joyful.
[39.46] Say: O Allah! Originator of the heavens and the earth,
Knower of the unseen and the seen! Thou (only) judgest between Thy
servants as to that wherein they differ.
[39.47] And had those who are unjust all that is in the earth
and the like of it with it, they would certainly offer it as ransom (to be
saved) from the evil of the punishment on the day of resurrection; and
what they never thought of shall become plain to them from Allah.
[39.48] And the evil (consequences) of what they wrought shall
become plain to them, and the very thing they mocked at shall beset them.
[39.49] So when harm afflicts a man he calls upon Us; then, when
We give him a favor from Us, he says: I have been given it only by means
of knowledge. Nay, it is a trial, but most of them do not know.
[39.50] Those before them did say it indeed, but what they
earned availed them not.
[39.51] So there befell them the evil (consequences) of what
they earned; and (as for) those who are unjust from among these, there
shall befall them the evil (consequences) of what they earn, and they
shall not escape.
[39.52] Do they not know that Allah makes ample the means of
subsistence to whom He pleases, and He straitens; most surely there are
signs in this for a people who believe.
[39.53] Say: O my servants! who have acted extravagantly against
their own souls, do not despair of the mercy of Allah; surely Allah
forgives the faults altogether; surely He is the Forgiving the Merciful.
[39.54] And return to your Lord time after time and submit to
Him before there comes to you the punishment, then you shall not be
[39.55] And follow the best that has been revealed to you from
your Lord before there comes to you the punishment all of a sudden while
you do not even perceive;
[39.56] Lest a soul should say: O woe to me! for what I fell
short of my duty to Allah, and most surely I was of those who laughed to
[39.57] Or it should say: Had Allah guided me, I would certainly
have been of those who guard (against evil);
[39.58] Or it should say when it sees the punishment: Were there
only a returning for me, I should be of the doers of good.
[39.59] Aye! My communications came to you, but you rejected
them, and you were proud and you were one of the unbelievers.
[39.60] And on the day of resurrection you shall see those who
lied against Allah; their faces shall be blackened. Is there not in hell
an abode for the proud?
[39.61] And Allah shall deliver those who guard (against evil)
with their achievement; evil shall not touch them, nor shall they grieve.
[39.62] Allah is the Creator of every thing and He has charge
over every thing.
[39.63] His are the treasures of the heavens and the earth; and
(as for) those who disbelieve in the communications of Allah, these it is
that are the losers.
[39.64] Say: What! Do you then bid me serve others than Allah, O
[39.65] And certainly, it has been revealed to you and to those
before you: Surely if you associate (with Allah), your work would
certainly come to naught and you would certainly be of the losers.
[39.66] Nay! but serve Allah alone and be of the thankful.
[39.67] And they have not honored Allah with the honor that is
due to Him; and the whole earth shall be in His grip on the day of
resurrection and the heavens rolled up in His right hand; glory be to Him,
and may He be exalted above what they associate (with Him).
[39.68] And the trumpet shall be blown, so all those that are in
the heavens and all those that are in the earth shall swoon, except such
as Allah please; then it shall be blown again, then lo! they shall stand
[39.69] And the earth shall beam with the light of its Lord, and
the Book shall be laid down, and the prophets and the witnesses shall be
brought up, and judgment shall be given between them with justice, and
they shall not be dealt with unjustly.
[39.70] And every soul shall be paid back fully what it has
done, and He knows best what they do.
[39.71] And those who disbelieve shall be driven to hell in
companies; until, when they come to it, its doors shall be opened, and the
keepers of it shall say to them: Did not there come to you apostles from
among you reciting to you the communications of your Lord and warning you
of the meeting of this day of yours? They shall say: Yea! But the sentence
of punishment was due against the unbelievers.
[39.72] It shall be said: Enter the gates of hell to abide
therein; so evil is the abode of the proud.
[39.73] And those who are careful of (their duty to) their Lord
shall be conveyed to the garden in companies; until when they come to it,
and its doors shall be opened, and the keepers of it shall say to them:
Peace be on you, you shall be happy; therefore enter it to abide.
[39.74] And they shall say: (All) praise is due to Allah, Who
has made good to us His promise, and He has made us inherit the land; we
may abide in the garden where we please; so goodly is the reward of the
[39.75] And you shall see the angels going round about the
throne glorifying the praise of their Lord; and judgment shall be given
between them with justice, and it shall be said: All praise is due to
Allah, the Lord of the worlds.
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
[40.1] Ha Mim.
[40.2] The revelation of the Book is from Allah, the Mighty, the
[40.3] The Forgiver of the faults and the Acceptor of
repentance, Severe to punish, Lord of bounty; there is no god
but He; to Him is the eventual coming.
[40.4] None dispute concerning the communications of Allah but
those who disbelieve, therefore let not their going to and fro in the
cities deceive you.
[40.5] The people of Nuh and the parties after them rejected
(prophets) before them, and every nation purposed against their apostle to
destroy him, and they disputed by means of the falsehood that they might
thereby render null the truth, therefore I destroyed them; how was then My
[40.6] And thus did the word of your Lord prove true against
those who disbelieved that they are the inmates of the fire.
[40.7] Those who bear the power and those around Him celebrate
the praise of their Lord and believe in Him and ask protection for those
who believe: Our Lord! Thou embracest all things in mercy and knowledge,
therefore grant protection to those who turn (to Thee) and follow Thy way,
and save them from the punishment of the hell:
[40.8] Our Lord! and make them enter the gardens of perpetuity
which Thou hast promised to them and those who do good of their fathers
and their wives and their offspring, surely Thou are the Mighty, the Wise.
[40.9] And keep them from evil deeds, and whom Thou keepest from
evil deeds this day, indeed Thou hast mercy on him, and that is the mighty
[40.10] Surely those who disbelieve shall be cried out to:
Certainly Allah's hatred (of you) when you were called upon to the faith
and you rejected, is much greater than your hatred of yourselves.
[40.11] They shall say: Our Lord! twice didst Thou make us
subject to death, and twice hast Thou given us life, so we do confess our
faults; is there then a way to get out?
[40.12] That is because when Allah alone was called upon, you
disbelieved, and when associates were given to Him, you believed; so
judgment belongs to Allah, the High, the Great.
[40.13] He it is Who shows you His signs and sends down for you
sustenance from heaven, and none minds but he who turns (to Him) again and
[40.14] Therefore call upon Allah, being sincere to Him in
obedience, though the unbelievers are averse:
[40.15] Possessor of the highest rank, Lord of power: He makes
the inspiration to light by His command upon whom He pleases of His
servants, that he may warn (men) of the day of meeting.
[40.16] (Of) the day when they shall come forth, nothing
concerning them remains hidden to Allah. To whom belongs the kingdom this
day? To Allah, the One, the Subduer (of all).
[40.17] This day every soul shall be rewarded for what it has
earned; no injustice (shall be done) this day; surely Allah is quick in
[40.18] And warn them of the day that draws near, when hearts
shall rise up to the throats, grieving inwardly; the unjust shall not have
any compassionate friend nor any intercessor who should be obeyed.
[40.19] He knows the stealthy looks and that which the breasts
[40.20] And Allah judges with the truth; and those whom they
call upon besides Him cannot judge aught; surely Allah is the Hearing, the
[40.21] Have they not travelled in the earth and seen how was
the end of those who were before them? Mightier than these were they in
strength-- and in fortifications in the land, but Allah destroyed them for
their sins; and there was not for them any defender against Allah.
[40.22] That was because there came to them their apostles with
clear arguments, but they rejected (them), therefore Allah destroyed them;
surely He is Strong, Severe in retribution.
[40.23] And certainly We sent Musa with Our communications and
[40.24] To Firon and Haman and Qaroun, but they said: A lying
[40.25] So when he brought to them the truth from Us, they said:
Slay the sons of those who believe with him and keep their women alive;
and the struggle of the unbelievers will only come to a state of
[40.26] And Firon said: Let me alone that I may slay Musa and
let him call upon his Lord; surely I fear that he will change your
religion or that he will make mischief to appear in the land.
[40.27] And Musa said: Surely I take refuge with my Lord and--
your Lord from every proud one who does not believe in the day of
[40.28] And a believing man of Firon's people who hid his faith
said: What! will you slay a man because he says: My Lord is Allah, and
indeed he has brought to you clear arguments from your Lord? And if he be
a liar, on him will be his lie, and if he be truthful, there will befall
you some of that which he threatens you (with); surely Allah does not
guide him who is extravagant, a liar:
[40.29] O my people! yours is the kingdom this day, being
masters in the land, but who will help us against the punishment of Allah
if it come to us? Firon said: I do not show you aught but that which I see
(myself), and I do not make you follow any but the right way.
[40.30] And he who believed said: O my people! surely I fear for
you the like of what befell the parties:
[40.31] The like of what befell the people of Nuh and Ad and
Samood and those after them, and Allah does not desire injustice for (His)
[40.32] And, O my people! I fear for you the day of calling out,
[40.33] The day on which you will turn back retreating; there
shall be no savior for you from Allah, and whomsoever Allah causes to err,
there is no guide for him:
[40.34] And certainly Yusuf came to you before with clear
arguments, but you ever remained in doubt as to what he brought; until
when he died, you said: Allah will never raise an apostle after him. Thus
does Allah cause him to err who is extravagant, a doubter
[40.35] Those who dispute concerning the communications of Allah
without any authority that He has given them; greatly hated is it by Allah
and by-those who believe. Thus does Allah set a seal over the heart of
every proud, haughty one.
[40.36] And Firon said: O Haman! build for me a tower that I may
attain the means of access,
[40.37] The means of access to the heavens, then reach the
[Allah] of Musa, and I surely think him to be a liar. And thus the evil of
his deed was made fairseeming to Firon, and he was turned away from the
way; and the struggle of Firon was not (to end) in aught but destruction.
[40.38] And he who believed said: O my people! follow me, I will
guide you to the right course;
[40.39] O my people! this life of the world is only a (passing)
enjoyment, and surely the hereafter is the abode to settle;
[40.40] Whoever does an evil, he shall not be recompensed (with
aught) but the like of it, and whoever does good, whether male or female,
and he is a believer, these shall enter the garden, in which they shall be
given sustenance without measure.
[40.41] And, O my people! how is it that I call you to salvation
and you call me to the fire?
[40.42] You call on me that I should disbelieve in Allah and
associate with Him that of which I have no knowledge, and I call you to
the Mighty, the most Forgiving;
[40.43] No doubt that what you call me to has no title to be
called to in this world, nor in the hereafter, and that our turning back
is to Allah, and that the extravagant are the inmates of the fire;
[40.44] So you shall remember what I say to you, and I entrust
my affair to Allah, Surely Allah sees the servants.
[40.45] So Allah protected him from the evil (consequences) of
what they planned, and the most evil punishment overtook Firon's people:
[40.46] The fire; they shall be brought before it (every)
morning and evening and on the day when the hour shall come to pass: Make
Firon's people enter the severest chastisement.
[40.47] And when they shall contend one with another in the
fire, then the weak shall say to those who were proud: Surely we were your
followers; will you then avert from us a portion of the fire?
[40.48] Those who were proud shall say: Surely we are all in it:
surely Allah has judged between the servants.
[40.49] And those who are in the fire shall say to the keepers
of hell: Call upon your Lord that He may lighten to us one day of the
[40.50] They shall say: Did not your apostles come to you with
clear arguments? They shall say: Yea. They shall say: Then call. And the
call of the unbelievers is only in error.
[40.51] Most surely We help Our apostles, and those who believe,
in this world's life and on the day when the witnesses shall stand
[40.52] The day on which their excuse shall not benefit the
unjust, and for them is curse and for them is the evil abode.
[40.53] And certainly We gave Musa the guidance, and We made the
children of Israel inherit the Book,
[40.54] A guidance and a reminder to the men of understanding.
[40.55] Therefore be patient; surely the promise of Allah is
true; and ask protection for your fault and sing the praise of your Lord
in the evening and the morning.
[40.56] Surely (as for) those who dispute about the
communications of Allah without any authority that has come to them, there
is naught in their breasts but (a desire) to become great which they shall
never attain to; Therefore seek refuge in Allah, surely He is the Hearing,
[40.57] Certainly the creation of the heavens and the earth is
greater than the creation of the men, but most people do not know
[40.58] And the blind and the seeing are not alike, nor those
who believe and do good and the evil-doer; little is it that you are
[40.59] Most surely the hour is coming, there is no doubt
therein, but most people do not believe.
[40.60] And your Lord says: Call upon Me, I will answer you;
surely those who are too proud for My service shall soon enter hell
[40.61] Allah is He Who made for you the night that you may rest
therein and the day to see; most surely Allah is Gracious to men, but most
men do not give thanks.
[40.62] That is Allah, your Lord, the Creator of everything;
there is no [Allah] but He; whence are you then turned away?
[40.63] Thus were turned away those who denied the
communications of Allah.
[40.64] Allah is He Who made the earth a resting-place for you
and the heaven a canopy, and He formed you, then made goodly your forms,
and He provided you with goodly things; that is Allah, your Lord; blessed
then is Allah, the Lord of the worlds.
[40.65] He is the Living, there is no god but He,
therefore call on Him, being sincere to Him in obedience; (all) praise is
due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.
[40.66] Say: I am forbidden to serve those whom you call upon
besides Allah when clear arguments have come to me from my Lord, and I am
commanded that I should submit to the Lord of the worlds.
[40.67] He it is Who created you from dust, then from a small
lifegerm, then from a clot, then He brings you forth as a child, then that
you may attain your maturity, then that you may be old-- and of you there
are some who are caused to die before-- and that you may reach an
appointed term, and that you may understand.
[40.68] He it is Who gives life and brings death, so when He
decrees an affair, He only says to it: Be, and it is.
[40.69] Have you not seen those who dispute with respect to the
communications of Allah: how are they turned away?
[40.70] Those who reject the Book and that with which We have
sent Our Apostle; but they shall soon come to know,
[40.71] When the fetters and the chains shall be on their necks;
they shall be dragged
[40.72] Into boiling water, then in the fire shall they be
[40.73] Then shall it be said to them: Where is that which you
used to set up
[40.74] Besides Allah? They shall say: They are gone away from
us, nay, we used not to call upon anything before. Thus does Allah
confound the unbelievers.
[40.75] That is because you exulted in the land unjustly and
because you behaved insolently.
[40.76] Enter the gates of hell to abide therein, evil then is
the abode of the proud.
[40.77] So be patient, surely the promise of Allah is true. So
should We make you see part of what We threaten them with, or should We
cause you to die, to Us shall they be returned.
[40.78] And certainly We sent apostles before you: there are
some of them that We have mentioned to you and there are others whom We
have not mentioned to you, and it was not meet for an apostle that he
should bring a sign except with Allah's permission, but when the command
of Allah came, judgment was given with truth, and those who treated (it)
as a lie were lost.
[40.79] Allah is He Who made the cattle for you that you may
ride on some of them, and some of them you eat.
[40.80] And there are advantages for you in them, and that you
may attain thereon a want which is in your breasts, and upon them and upon
the ships you are borne.
[40.81] And He shows you His signs: which then of Allah's signs
will you deny?
[40.82] Have they not then journeyed in the land and seen how
was the end of those before them? They were more (in numbers) than these
and greater in strength and in fortifications in the land, but what they
earned did not avail them.
[40.83] Then when their apostles came to them with clear
arguments, they exulted in what they had with them of knowledge, and there
beset them that which they used to mock.
[40.84] But when they saw Our punishment, they said: We believe
in Allah alone and we deny what we used to associate with Him.
[40.85] But their belief was not going to profit them when they
had seen Our punishment; (this is) Allah's law, which has indeed obtained
in the matter of His servants, and there the unbelievers are lost.