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Student of Al Kitaab:
Koran, n. the sacred text of Islam, divided into 114 suras, believed to have been dictated to Muhammad by Gabriel and regarded by Muslims as the foundation of law, religion, culture, and politics. Also, Quran.

Source: Webster’s Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language 1989
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Student of Al Kitaab:
The Study Qur’ān 2015

Chapter 1-1
1 In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.
2 Praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds,
3 the Compassionate, the Merciful,
4 Master of the Day of Judgment.
5 Thee we worship and from Thee we seek help.
6 Guide us upon the straight path,
7 the path of those whom Thou hast blessed, not of those who incur wrath, nor of those who are astray.

Chapter 2-108
1 Truly We have bestowed abundant good upon thee.
2 So pray to thy Lord and sacrifice.
3 Truly thine enemy shall be the one without posterity.

Chapter 3-103
1 By the declining day,
2 truly mankind is in loss,
3 save those who believe, perform righteous deeds, exhort one another to truth, and exhort one another to patience.

Chapter 4-110
1 When Allah’s Help and Victory come
2 and you see mankind entering Allah’s religion in throngs,
3 hymn the praise of thy Lord, and seek forgiveness from Him. Truly He is Ever Relenting.

Chapter 5-112
1 Say, “He, Allah, is One,
2 Allah, the Eternally Sufficient unto Himself.
3 He begets not; nor was He begotten.
4 And none is like unto Him.”

Chapter 6-106
1 For the secure passage of the Quraysh,
2 their secure passage in the journey of winter and of summer;
3 so let them worship the Lord of this house,
4 Who relieved them of hunger and made them safe from fear.

Chapter 7-113
1 Say, “I seek refuge in the Lord of the daybreak
2 from the evil of what He has created,
3 from the evil of darkness when it enshrouds,
4 from the evil of those who blow upon knots,
5 and from the evil of the envier when he envies.”

Chapter 8-111
1 May the hands of Abū Lahab perish, and may he perish!
2 His wealth avails him not, nor what he has earned.
3 He shall enter a blazing Fire.
4 And his wife, carrier of firewood,
5 upon her neck is a rope of palm fiber.

Chapter 9-105
1 Hast thou not seen how thy Lord dealt with the masters of the elephant?
2 Did He not make their scheming go astray,
3 and send against them birds in swarms,
4 pelting them with stones of baked clay,
5 such that He made them like devoured husks?

Chapter 10-97
1 Truly We sent it down in the Night of Power.
2 And what shall apprise thee of the Night of Power?
3 The Night of Power is better than a thousand months.
4 The angels and the Spirit descend therein, by the leave of their Lord, with every command;
5 peace it is until the break of dawn.

Chapter 11-114
1 Say, “I seek refuge in the Lord of mankind,
2 the King of mankind,
3 the god of mankind,
4 from the evil of the stealthy whisperer,
5 who whispers into the breasts of mankind,
6 from jinn and mankind.”

Chapter 12-109
1 Say, “O disbelievers!
2 I worship not what you worship;
3 nor are you worshippers of what I worship;
4 nor am I a worshipper of what you worship;
5 nor are you worshippers of what I worship.
6 Unto you your religion, and unto me my religion.”

Chapter 13-107
1 Hast thou seen the one who denies religion?
2 That is the one who drives away the orphan,
3 and does not urge feeding the indigent.
4 So woe unto the praying
5 who are heedless of their prayers,
6 those who strive to be seen,
7 yet refuse small kindnesses.

Chapter 14-94
1 Did We not expand for thee thy breast,
2 and lift from thee thy burden
3 that weighed heavily upon thy back?
4 And did We not elevate thy renown?
5 For truly with hardship comes ease!
6 Truly with hardship comes ease!
7 So when thou art free, exert thyself;
8 and let thy desire be for thy Lord.

Chapter 15-102
1 Vying for increase distracts you,
2 till you visit the graves.
3 Nay! Soon you will know.
4 Indeed! Soon you will know.
5 Nay! If you knew with the knowledge of certainty,
6 you would surely see Hellfire.
7 Then you would surely see it with the eye of certainty.
8 Then surely you will be questioned that Day about the blessing.

Chapter 16-99
1 When the earth is shaken with her shaking,
2 and the earth yields up her burdens,
3 and man says, “What ails her?”
4 That Day she shall convey her chronicles;
5 for thy Lord inspired her.
6 That Day mankind shall issue forth upon diverse paths to witness their deeds.
7 So whosoever does a mote’s weight of good shall see it.
8 And whosoever does a mote’s weight of evil shall see it.

Chapter 17-95
1 By the fig and the olive,
2 by Mount Sinai,
3 and by this land made safe,
4 truly We created man in the most beautiful stature,
5 then We cast him to the lowest of the low,
6 save those who believe and perform righteous deeds; for theirs shall be a reward unceasing.
7 What then will make you deny religion?
8 Is not Allah the most just of judges?

Chapter 18-104
1 Woe unto every slandering backbiter
2 who amasses wealth and tallies it,
3 supposing that his wealth makes him immortal.
4 Nay! He shall surely be cast into the crushing Fire.
5 And what shall apprise thee of the crushing Fire?
6 The Fire of Allah, ignited,
7 which engulfs hearts.
8 Truly it is enclosed upon them
9 in pillars outstretched.

Chapter 19-101
1 The calamity;
2 what is the calamity?
3 And what shall apprise thee of the calamity?
4 A day wherein mankind shall be like scattered moths,
5 and the mountains shall be like carded wool.
6 As for one whose scales are heavy,
7 he shall enjoy a life contenting.
8 And as for one whose scales are light,
9 an abyss shall be his mother.
10 And what shall apprise thee of her?
11 It is a raging fire.

Chapter 20-93
1 By the morning brightness,
2 and by the night when still,
3 thy Lord has not forsaken thee; nor does He despise.
4 And the Hereafter shall be better for thee than this life.
5 And surely thy Lord shall give unto thee, and thou shalt be content.
6 Did He not find thee an orphan and shelter,
7 find thee astray and guide,
8 and find thee in need and enrich?
9 So as for the orphan, scorn not.
10 And as for one who requests, repel not.
11 And as for the blessing of thy Lord, proclaim!

Chapter 21-100
1 By the panting chargers,
2 by the strikers of sparks,
3 by the raiders at dawn,
4 raising thereby a trail of dust,
5 penetrating to the center altogether,
6 truly man is ungrateful to his Lord,
7 and truly he is a witness to that,
8 and truly he is fierce in his love for good things.
9 Does he not know that when what lies within graves is turned inside out,
10 and what lies within breasts is made known,
11 truly on that Day their Lord shall be aware of them!

Chapter 22-91
1 By the sun and its morning brightness;
2 by the moon when following it;
3 by the day when disclosing it;
4 by the night when enshrouding it;
5 by the sky and the One Who established it;
6 by the earth and the One Who spread it;
7 by the soul and the One Who fashioned it
8 and inspired it as to what makes it iniquitous or reverent.
9 Indeed, he prospers who purifies it.
10 And indeed he fails who obscures it.
11 Thamūd denied in their rebelliousness,
12 when the most wretched of them was dispatched.
13 So the messenger of Allah said to them, “[This is] the she-camel of Allah; give her drink!”
14 But they denied him, then hamstrung her. So their Lord crushed them for their sin, then leveled it;
15 for He fears not the consequence thereof.

Chapter 23-86
1 By the sky and that which comes by night.
2 And what will apprise thee of that which comes by night?
3 It is the piercing star.
4 Over every soul there is a guardian.
5 So let man consider that from which he was created.
6 He was created from a gushing fluid,
7 issuing from between the loins and the pelvic arch.
8 Truly He is able to bring him back,
9 on the Day when secrets are tested,
10 whereat man has neither strength nor helper.
11 By the resurgent sky,
12 and by the furrowed earth,
13 truly it is indeed a decisive Word.
14 And it is not for amusement.
15 Truly they are devising a scheme,
16 and I, too, am devising a scheme.
17 So be gentle with the disbelievers; grant them respite for a while.

Chapter 24-87
1 Glorify the Name of thy Lord, the Most High,
2 Who created, then fashioned,
3 Who measured out, then guided,
4 and Who brought forth pasture,
5 then made it as blackened stubble.
6 We shall teach thee to recite, that thou wilt not forget,
7 save what Allah wills. Truly He knows that which is open and that which is hidden.
8 And We shall ease thy way unto ease.
9 So remind, should the reminder benefit:
10 he who fears will remember;
11 while the most wretched shall avoid it;
12 he who enters into the greatest Fire,
13 then neither dies therein nor lives.
14 He indeed prospers who is purified,
15 remembers the Name of his Lord and prays.
16 Nay, but you prefer the life of this world,
17 while the Hereafter is better and more enduring.
18 Truly this is in the scriptures of old,
19 the scriptures of Abraham and Moses.

Chapter 25-96
1 Recite in the Name of thy Lord Who created,
2 created man from a blood clot.
3 Recite! Thy Lord is most noble,
4 Who taught by the Pen,
5 taught man that which he knew not.
6 Nay, truly man is rebellious
7 in that he considers himself beyond need.
8 Truly unto thy Lord is the return.
9 Hast thou seen him who prohibits
10 a slave when he prays?
11 Hast thou seen if he does so out of guidance,
12 or to enjoin reverence?
13 Hast thou seen if he denied and turned away?
14 Does he not know that Allah sees?
15 Nay, but if he ceases not, We shall surely seize him by the forelock—
16 a lying, iniquitous forelock.
17 So let him call his cohorts.
18 We shall call the guards of Hell.
19 Nay! Obey him not! But prostrate and draw nigh.
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Chapter 26-82
1 When the sky is cleft asunder,
2 and when the stars are dispersed,
3 when the seas are burst forth,
4 and when graves are turned inside out,
5 then shall each soul know what it has sent forth and what it has left behind.
6 O mankind! What has deluded you with regard to your noble Lord,
7 Who created you, then fashioned you, then proportioned you,
8 assembling you in whatever form He willed?
9 Nay! But you deny religion.
10 And yet truly over you there are guardians,
11 noble, writing,
12 knowing what you do.
13 Truly the pious shall be in bliss;
14 and truly the profligate shall be in Hellfire,
15 burning therein on the Day of Judgment.
16 And they will not be absent from it.
17 And what will apprise thee of the Day of Judgment?
18 Then what will apprise thee of the Day of Judgment?
19 A day when no soul will avail another soul in any way, and the Command that Day is with Allah.

Chapter 27-90
1 Nay, I swear by this land,
2 while thou art free in this land;
3 and [by] the begetter, and that which he begat,
4 truly We created man in travail.
5 Does he suppose that none will ever have power over him?
6 He says, “I have squandered vast wealth!”
7 Does he suppose that no one sees him?
8 Did We not make for him two eyes,
9 a tongue, and two lips,
10 and guide him upon the two highways?
11 Yet he has not assailed the steep pass.
12 And what will apprise thee of the steep pass?
13 [It is] the freeing of a slave,
14 or giving food at a time of famine
15 to an orphan near of kin,
16 or an indigent, clinging to the dust,
17 while being one of those who believe and exhort one another to patience, and exhort one another to compassion.
18 Those are the companions of the right.
19 And those who disbelieve in Our signs, they are the companions of the left.
20 Upon them is a Fire enclosed.

Chapter 28-92
1 By the night as it enshrouds;
2 by the day as it discloses;
3 by Him Who created the male and the female,
4 truly your endeavors are diverse.
5 As for one who gives and is reverent,
6 and attests to what is most beautiful,
7 We shall ease his way unto ease.
8 And as for one who is miserly and deems himself beyond need,
9 and denies what is most beautiful,
10 We shall ease his way unto hardship;
11 and his wealth shall not avail him when he perishes.
12 Truly Ours it is to give guidance,
13 and truly unto Us belong the Hereafter and this world.
14 Thus have I warned you of a raging Fire,
15 which none shall enter, save the most wretched,
16 who denies and turns away.
17 And the most reverent shall be removed from it,
18 who gives his wealth to purify,
19 not recompensing any for a favor thereby;
20 save for seeking the Face of his Lord, the Most High,
21 and surely he shall be content.

Chapter 29-85
1 By the sky possessed of constellations.
2 By the Day promised,
3 and by the witness and the witnessed.
4 May they perish, the inhabitants of the pit,
5 the fire well fueled,
6 when they sat by it,
7 and were witness to what they did unto the believers,
8 and took vengeance on them for naught but that they believed in Allah, the Mighty, the Praised,
9 unto Whom belongs sovereignty over the heavens and the earth; and Allah is Witness over all things.
10 Truly those who persecute believing men and believing women, then do not repent, theirs shall be the punishment of Hell, and theirs shall be the punishment of the burning.
11 Truly those who believe and perform righteous deeds, theirs shall be Gardens with rivers running below: that is the supreme triumph.
12 Truly thy Lord’s assault is severe.
13 Truly it is He Who originates and brings back.
14 And He is the Forgiving, the Loving,
15 Possessor of the Throne, the Glorious,
16 Doer of whatsoever He will.
17 Hast thou heard tell of the hosts—
18 Pharaoh and Thamūd?
19 Yet those who disbelieve are in denial.
20 And Allah is behind them, All-Encompassing.
21 Nay, it is a glorious Quran,
22 upon a Preserved Tablet.

Chapter 30-84
1 When the sky is rent asunder,
2 and hearkens unto its Lord, as in truth it must;
3 and when the earth is stretched out,
4 and casts forth what is in it, emptying itself,
5 and hearkens unto its Lord, as in truth it must.
6 O mankind! Truly thou art laboring unto thy Lord laboriously, and shall meet Him!
7 As for one who is given his book in his right hand,
8 he will be reckoned with an easy reckoning
9 and will return to his people joyful.
10 But as for one who is given his book from behind his back,
11 he will cry out for destruction,
12 and will enter a Blaze.
13 Truly among his people he was joyful.
14 Truly he thought that he would never return.
15 Nay! Truly his Lord was watchful of him.
16 So I swear by the twilight,
17 by the night and what it enshrouds,
18 and by the moon when full;
19 thou wilt surely journey from stage to stage.
20 So what ails them that they believe not,
21 and that when the Quran is recited unto them, they do not prostrate?
22 Nay! Those who disbelieve deny.
23 But Allah knows best what they conceal.
24 So give them glad tidings of a painful punishment,
25 save those who believe and perform righteous deeds; theirs shall be a reward unceasing.

Chapter 31-88
1 Hast thou heard tell of the overwhelming event?
2 Faces that Day shall be humbled,
3 toiling, weary,
4 entering a scorching Fire,
5 given drink from a boiling spring.
6 They will have no food, save a vile thorn,
7 which neither nourishes nor avails against hunger.
8 Faces that Day shall be blessed,
9 contented by their endeavoring
10 in a lofty Garden,
11 wherein they hear no idle talk.
12 Therein lies a flowing spring,
13 therein are raised couches,
14 goblets placed,
15 cushions arrayed,
16 and carpets spread.
17 Do they not consider the camels, how they are created;
18 the sky, how it is raised;
19 the mountains, how they are established;
20 and the earth, how it is spread?
21 So remind! Thou art but a reminder;
22 thou art not a warder over them.
23 But whosoever turns away and disbelieves,
24 Allah shall punish him with the greatest punishment.
25 Truly unto Us is their return,
26 then truly with Us lies their reckoning.

Chapter 32-71
1 Truly We sent Noah to his people, “Warn thy people before a painful punishment comes upon them.”
2 He said, “O my people! I am a clear warner unto you,
3 that you may worship Allah, reverence Him, and obey me,
4 that He may forgive you some of your sins and grant you reprieve until a term appointed. Truly when the term of Allah comes, it will not be delayed, if you but knew.”
5 He said, “My Lord, I have called my people day and night.
6 Yet my calling has not increased them in aught but flight.
7 Truly whenever I call them, that Thou mayest forgive them, they put their fingers in their ears, cover themselves with their garments, persist, and wax most arrogant.
8 Then I called them openly.
9 Then I proclaimed to them and confided to them in secret.
10 I said, ‘Seek forgiveness of your Lord! Truly He is Forgiving.
11 He will send the sky upon you with abundant rains,
12 support you with wealth and sons, and make for you gardens and rivers.
13 What ails you that you do not hope for Allah with dignity,
14 seeing that He has created you in stages?
15 Have you not considered how Allah created the seven heavens one upon another,
16 and made the moon a light therein and made the sun a lamp?
17 And Allah made you grow forth from the earth like plants.
18 Then He will cause you to return to it and bring you forth again.
19 And Allah made the earth an open expanse for you,
20 that you may travel spacious paths therein.’”
21 Noah said, “My Lord they disobeyed me and followed those whose wealth and children increase them in naught but loss.”
22 And they devised a mighty plot,
23 saying, “Do not leave your gods; do not leave Wadd or Suwāʿ, or Yagūth, Yaʿūq, or Nasr.”
24 Many indeed have they led astray; and it increases the wrongdoers in naught but error.
25 Because of their iniquities they were drowned, then made to enter a Fire. And then they found no helpers for themselves apart from Allah.
26 Noah said, “My Lord, leave not a single disbeliever to dwell upon the earth.
27 Truly if you leave them, they will mislead Thy servants and will beget naught but disbelieving profligates.
28 My Lord, forgive me and my parents, whosoever enters my house as a believer, and the believing men and the believing women, and do not increase the wrongdoers in aught but ruin.”

Chapter 33-72
1 Say, “It was revealed unto me that a group of jinn listened, and said, ‘Truly we have heard a wondrous Quran
2 that guides to sound judgment; so we believe in it and will ascribe none as partner unto our Lord.
3 And He—exalted be the Majesty of our Lord—has neither consort nor child.
4 Truly the fool among us has uttered outrages against Allah,
5 though we had thought that mankind and jinn would not utter lies regarding Allah.
6 Indeed, individuals among mankind did seek refuge with individuals among the jinn, and so increased them in oppression.
7 They thought, as did you, that Allah would resurrect no one.
8 We reached out to Heaven and found it filled with mighty sentries and flaming stars.
9 We used to sit in places thereof to listen, but whosoever listens now finds a flaming star lying in wait for him.
10 We do not know whether evil is desired for those upon the earth, or whether their Lord desires guidance for them.
11 Some among us are righteous, and some among us are otherwise; we are on paths divided.
12 We knew for certain that we could never thwart Allah on earth; nor could we ever thwart Him by fleeing.
13 And when we heard the guidance, we believed in it, for whosoever believes in his Lord shall fear neither detraction nor oppression.
14 Some among us submit and some among us are unjust; those who submit seek guidance;
15 and as for the unjust, they are kindling for Hell.’”
16 And [say], “[It was revealed unto me] that if they hold firm to the path, We shall give them abundant water,
17 that We may try them therewith, and whosoever turns away from the remembrance of his Lord, He leads him to a grievous punishment,
18 and that places of worship are for Allah; so do not call upon another alongside Allah,
19 and that when the servant of Allah rises to call upon Him, they well-nigh swarm upon him.”
20 Say, “I call only upon my Lord, and I ascribe none as a partner unto Him.”
21 Say, “I have no power over what harm or guidance may come to you.”
22 Say, “None will protect me from Allah, and I shall never find refuge apart from Him
23 if I do not convey from Allah and His messages. And whosoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger, his shall be the Fire of Hell, abiding therein forever,
24 such that when they see what they are promised, they will know who is weaker in helpers and fewer in number.”
25 Say, “I know not whether that which you are promised is nigh or whether my Lord has appointed a term;
26 Knower of the Unseen, He does not disclose His Unseen to anyone,
27 save to the one whom He approves as a messenger. Then He dispatches before him and behind him a guard,
28 that He may know that they have indeed conveyed the messages of their Lord. And He encompasses whatsoever is with them and keeps a numbered count of all things.”

Chapter 34-81
1 When the sun is enfolded,
2 and when the stars fade away;
3 when the mountains are set in motion,
4 and when pregnant camels are abandoned;
5 when the wild beasts are gathered,
6 and when the seas are made to swell over;
7 when the souls are coupled,
8 and when the female infant buried alive is asked
9 for what sin she was slain;
10 when the pages are spread,
11 and when Heaven is laid bare;
12 when Hellfire is kindled,
13 and when the Garden is brought nigh,
14 each soul shall know what it has made ready.
15 So I swear by those receding,
16 those that move and set,
17 by the night as it approaches,
18 and by the morning as it breathes!
19 Truly it is the speech of a noble messenger,
20 possessed of strength, before the Possessor of the Throne, of high rank,
21 obeyed, trustworthy withal.
22 Your companion is not possessed.
23 He surely saw him upon the clear horizon.
24 And he does not withhold grudgingly the Unseen.
25 Nor is it the speech of a satan outcast.
26 So where are you going?
27 It is naught but a reminder for the worlds,
28 for those of you who will to go straight.
29 And you do not will but that Allah, Lord of the worlds, wills.
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Student of Al Kitaab:
Chapter 35-89
1 By the dawn,
2 by the ten nights,
3 by the even and the odd,
4 and by the night as it recedes;
5 is there an oath therein for one who is mindful?
6 Hast thou not seen how thy Lord dealt with ʿĀd,
7 Iram the pillared,
8 the like of which was never created in all the land,
9 Thamūd who hollowed the rocks in the valley,
10 and Pharaoh of the tent poles,
11 who tyrannized the land
12 and increased corruption therein?
13 So thy Lord poured upon them the scourge of punishment.
14 Truly thy Lord lies in ambush.
15 As for man, whenever his Lord tests him, then honors him and blesses him, he says, “My Lord has honored me.”
16 And as for whenever He tries him and straitens his provision, he says, “My Lord has abased me.”
17 Nay, but you honor not the orphan,
18 nor urge you the feeding of the indigent.
19 You devour inheritance with rapacious devouring,
20 and love wealth with abounding love.
21 Nay, but when the earth is ground up, grinding upon grinding,
22 and your Lord comes with the angels, row upon row;
23 and Hell is brought forth that Day; that Day man will remember; yet whence will that remembrance avail him?
24 He will say, “Would that I had sent forth for my life!”
25 That Day none punishes as He punishes,
26 and none binds as He binds.
27 O thou soul at peace!
28 Return unto thy Lord, content, contenting.
29 Enter among My servants.
30 Enter My Garden.

Chapter 36-76
1 Has there come upon man a span of time in which he was a thing unremembered?
2 Truly We created man from a drop of mixed fluid that We may test him, and We endowed him with hearing, seeing.
3 Truly We guided him upon the way, be he grateful or ungrateful.
4 We have surely prepared for the disbelievers chains, shackles, and a blazing flame.
5 Truly the pious drink of a cup mixed with camphor,
6 a fountain whereof drink the servants of Allah, while they make it gush forth abundantly.
7 They fulfill their vows and fear a day whose evil is widespread,
8 and give food, despite loving it, to the indigent, the orphan, and the captive.
9 “We feed you only for the Face of Allah. We do not desire any recompense or thanks from you.
10 Truly we fear from our Lord a grim, calamitous day.”
11 So Allah has shielded them from the evil of that Day, bestowed upon them radiance and joy,
12 and rewarded them for having been patient with a Garden and with silk.
13 Therein they recline upon couches, seeing neither sun nor bitter cold.
14 Its shade shall be close above them, and its clusters shall be made to hang low.
15 And vessels of silver and goblets of crystal are brought round for them—
16 silvern crystal that they have measured out with due measure.
17 Therein they are given to drink of a cup mixed with ginger,
18 a spring therein named Salsabīl.
19 Immortal youths wait upon them; when you see them you would suppose them to be scattered pearls.
20 And when thou seest, there thou wilt see bliss and a great kingdom.
21 Upon them are garments of fine green silk and rich brocade. They are adorned with silvern bracelets and their Lord shall give them to drink of a drink most pure.
22 Truly this is a reward for you, and your endeavoring is held in gratitude.
23 Truly We have sent down the Quran upon thee as a revelation.
24 So be patient with thy Lord’s judgment and obey neither sinner nor disbeliever among them.
25 And invoke the Name of thy Lord morning and evening,
26 prostrate unto Him during the night, and glorify Him by night at length.
27 Truly they love the ephemeral and put a weighty day behind them.
28 We created them and made firm their frames; and whensoever We will, We shall exchange them for others like them.
29 Truly this is a reminder; so let him who will, take a way unto his Lord.
30 And you do not will but that Allah wills. Truly Allah is Knowing, Wise.
31 He causes whomsoever He will to enter into His Mercy. And as for the wrongdoers, He has prepared for them a painful punishment.

Chapter 37-83
1 Woe unto the defrauders,
2 who, when they take measure from people, demand [it] in full,
3 and when they measure for them or weigh for them, they stint.
4 Do they not think that they will be resurrected
5 unto a tremendous day—
6 a day when mankind shall stand before the Lord of the worlds?
7 Nay! Truly the book of the profligate is in Sijjīn.
8 And what will apprise thee of Sijjīn?
9 A book inscribed.
10 Woe that Day to the deniers,
11 who deny the Day of Judgment,
12 which none deny save every sinful transgressor.
13 When Our signs are recited unto him, he says, “Fables of those of old!”
14 Nay! But that which they used to earn has covered their hearts with rust.
15 Nay! Surely on that Day they will be veiled from their Lord.
16 Then they will burn in Hellfire.
17 Then it is said unto them, “This is that which you used to deny.”
18 Nay, truly the book of the pious is in ʿIlliyyūn.
19 And what will apprise thee of ʿIlliyyūn?
20 A book inscribed,
21 witnessed by those brought nigh.
22 Truly the pious shall be in bliss,
23 upon couches, gazing.
24 Thou dost recognize in their faces the splendor of bliss.
25 They are given to drink of pure wine sealed,
26 whose seal is musk—so for that let the strivers strive—
27 and whose mixture is of Tasnīm,
28 a spring whence drink those brought nigh.
29 Truly those who sinned did laugh at those who believed.
30 When they passed them, they would wink at one another.
31 And when they returned to their people, they would return blithely.
32 And when they saw them, they said, “Truly these are astray!”
33 Though they were not sent as guardians over them.
34 So that Day those who believe shall laugh at those who disbelieve,
35 upon couches, gazing.
36 Have the disbelievers been requited for that which they used to do?

Chapter 38-75
1 I swear by the Day of Resurrection.
2 And I swear by the blaming soul.
3 Does man suppose that We shall not gather his bones?
4 Nay! But We are able to fashion even his fingers and toes.
5 But man desires to defile what lies before him,
6 asking, “When is the Day of Resurrection?”
7 Then when the eyes are dazzled,
8 and the moon is eclipsed,
9 and the sun and the moon are brought together—
10 that Day man will say, “Where is the escape?”
11 Nay! But there shall be no refuge.
12 Unto your Lord that Day is the dwelling place.
13 Man shall be informed that Day of that which he has sent forth and of that which he has left behind.
14 Indeed, man shall be a testimony against himself,
15 though he proffers his excuses.
16 Move not thy tongue therewith to hasten it.
17 Surely it is for Us to gather it and to recite it.
18 So when We recite it, follow its recitation.
19 Then surely it is for Us to explain it.
20 Nay! But you love the ephemeral,
21 and forsake the Hereafter.
22 Faces that Day shall be radiant,
23 gazing upon their Lord.
24 And faces that Day shall be scowling,
25 knowing that a spine-crushing calamity will befall them.
26 Nay! But when it reaches the collarbones,
27 and it is said, “Who will [make him] ascend?”
28 And he knows for certain that it is the parting;
29 and the shank is intertwined with the shank.
30 Unto thy Lord that Day is the driving.
31 For he neither confirmed nor prayed,
32 but he denied and turned away,
33 then went to his people swaggering.
34 So nearer to you! And nearer!
35 Then nearer to you! And nearer!
36 Does man suppose that he would be left aimless?
37 Was he not a drop of semen emitted?
38 Then he was a blood clot; whereupon He created, then fashioned,
39 and made from him the two genders, male and female.
40 Is not such a one able to give life to the dead?

Chapter 39-78
1 About what do they question one another?
2 About the Great Tiding,
3 regarding which they differ.
4 Nay, but they will know!
5 Then indeed they will know!
6 Did We not make the earth a resting place,
7 and the mountains stakes,
8 and create you in pairs,
9 and make your sleep repose,
10 and make the night a garment,
11 and the day for livelihood?
12 And [did We not] build above you seven firmaments,
13 and make a radiant lamp,
14 and send down water pouring from the rain clouds,
15 that We might produce grain and plants thereby,
16 and luxuriant gardens?
17 Truly the Day of Division is a Moment Appointed,
18 a day when the trumpet is blown and you come forth in throngs,
19 and the sky is opened as if it were gates,
20 and the mountains are set in motion as if they were a mirage.
21 Truly Hell lies in ambush,
22 a place unto which the rebellious return
23 to tarry therein for ages.
24 They taste therein neither coolness nor drink,
25 save boiling liquid and a cold, murky fluid,
26 a fitting recompense.
27 Truly they anticipated not a reckoning,
28 and denied Our signs with utter denial.
29 And everything have We recorded in a book.
30 So taste! For We shall not increase you in aught but punishment!
31 Truly the reverent shall have a place of triumph,
32 gardens and vineyards,
33 buxom maidens of like age,
34 and an overflowing cup.
35 They hear therein neither idle talk nor lying—
36 a recompense from thy Lord, a gift abounding—
37 the Lord of the heavens and the earth, and whatsoever is between them, the Compassionate, Whom they have no power to address.
38 That Day the Spirit and the angels stand in rows, none speaking, save one whom the Compassionate permits and who speaks aright.
39 That is the True Day. So let whosoever will, take a path of return unto his Lord.
40 Truly We have warned you of a punishment nigh, on a day when a man beholds what his hands have sent forth, and the disbeliever says, “Oh, would that I were dust!”

Chapter 40-80
1 He frowned and turned away,
2 because the blind man came to him.
3 And what would apprise thee? Perhaps he would purify himself,
4 or be reminded, such that the reminder might benefit him.
5 As for him who deems himself beyond need,
6 to him dost thou attend,
7 though thou art not answerable, should he not be purified.
8 But as for him who came to thee striving earnestly
9 while fearful,
10 from him thou art diverted.
11 Nay! Truly it is a reminder —
12 so let whomsoever will, remember it—
13 on pages honored,
14 exalted and purified,
15 in the hands of scribes,
16 noble and pious.
17 May man perish! How ungrateful is he!
18 From what thing did He create him?
19 From a drop He created him, then proportioned him,
20 then He made the way easy for him.
21 Then He caused him to die and buried him.
22 Then, when He willed, He resurrected him.
23 Nay! But he has not accomplished what He commanded him.
24 So let man consider his food,
25 that We pour down water in abundance;
26 then We split the earth in fissures,
27 and cause grains to grow therein,
28 and vines and herbs,
29 and olives and date palms,
30 and gardens densely planted,
31 and fruit and pastures,
32 as sustenance for you and for your flocks.
33 So when the Piercing Cry does come,
34 that Day when a man will flee from his brother,
35 and his mother and his father,
36 and his spouse and his children.
37 For every man that Day his affair shall suffice him.
38 Faces that Day shall be shining, radiant,
39 laughing, joyous.
40 And faces that Day shall be covered with dust,
41 overspread with darkness.
42 Those, they are the disbelievers, the profligates.
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Student of Al Kitaab:
Chapter 41-70
1 A questioner asked about an impending punishment
2 upon the disbelievers which none can avert,
3 from Allah, Lord of the ascending ways.
4 Unto Him ascend the angels and the Spirit on a day whose measure is fifty thousand years.
5 So be patient with beautiful patience.
6 Truly they see it as far off,
7 but We see it as nigh.
8 On a day when the sky is as molten lead,
9 and the mountains are as carded wool,
10 and no loyal friend shall ask about a loyal friend,
11 [though] they will be made to see them. The guilty would wish to ransom himself from the punishment of that Day at the price of his children,
12 his spouse, and his brother,
13 his kin who had sheltered him,
14 and all who are on the earth, that it might save him.
15 Nay, but it is a churning fire,
16 ripping away the scalp,
17 calling to those who turned their backs and fled,
18 who amassed and hoarded.
19 Truly man was created anxious;
20 when evil befalls him, fretful;
21 and when good befalls him, begrudging,
22 save those who perform prayer,
23 who are constant in their prayers,
24 and in whose wealth is an acknowledged due
25 for the beggar and the deprived,
26 those who affirm the Day of Judgment,
27 and who are wary of the punishment of their Lord—
28 truly there is no security from the punishment of their Lord,
29 those who guard their private parts,
30 save from their spouses or those whom their right hands possess, for then they are not blameworthy;
31 but whosoever seeks beyond that, they are the transgressors;
32 those who abide by their trusts and their pact,
33 who uphold their testimony,
34 and who are mindful of their prayers,
35 those shall be in Gardens, honored.
36 So how is it that those who disbelieve scramble toward thee
37 from the right and from the left in droves?
38 Does every man among them desire to be admitted into a Garden of bliss?
39 Nay! Truly We created them from that which they know.
40 So I swear by the Lord of the easts and the wests that We are able
41 to replace [them] with what is better than them; and none outstrips Us.
42 So leave them to indulge in idle talk and play until they meet the Day that they are promised,
43 a day when they come forth from their graves, hastening as if racing to a goal,
44 their eyes humbled, abasement shall overcome them. That is the Day they have been promised.

Chapter 42-50
1 Qāf. By the glorious Quran;
2 nay, but they marvel that a warner has come unto them from among their own; so the disbelievers say, “This is an astounding thing!
3 What! When we are dead and have become dust? That is a far-fetched return!”
4 Well do We know what the earth diminishes from them, and with Us there is a preserving Book.
5 Nay, they denied the truth when it came unto them; so they are now in a confounded situation.
6 Have they not looked upon the sky above them, how We built it and adorned it, and [how it] has no rifts?
7 The earth We spread out, and cast therein firm mountains, and caused every delightful kind to grow therein,
8 as a source of insight and a reminder for every penitent servant.
9 And We sent down blessed water from the sky whereby We grew gardens and the harvested grain,
10 and the date palms towering with layered spathes,
11 as provision for His servants. And We revive a dead land therewith—likewise shall be the coming forth.
12 Before them the people of Noah, the inhabitants of al-Rass, and Thamūd denied,
13 as did ʿĀd, Pharaoh, and the brethren of Lot,
14 the inhabitants of the thicket, and the people of Tubbaʿ—each denied the messengers; so My Threat came due.
15 Did We then weary in the first creation? Nay, but they are in doubt regarding a new creation.
16 We did indeed create man, and We know what his soul whispers to him; and We are nearer to him than his jugular vein.
17 When the two receivers receive, seated on the right and on the left,
18 no word does he utter without a ready watcher beside him.
19 And the agony of death comes with the truth. That is what you were avoiding.
20 And the trumpet is blown. That is the Day of the Threat.
21 Then every soul comes, with it a driver and a witness:
22 “You were indeed heedless of this. Now We have removed from you your cover; so today your sight is piercing.”
23 And his companion says, “This is what I have ready.”
24 “Cast you both into Hell every stubborn disbeliever,
25 every hinderer of good, every transgressor, every doubter
26 who has set up another god along with Allah. Cast him into the severe punishment.”
27 His companion will say, “Our Lord, I did not make him rebel; rather, he was far astray.”
28 He will say, “Dispute not before Me, since I have already presented unto you the Threat.
29 With Me the Word is not changed, and I do not wrong My servants.”
30 That Day We shall say to Hell, “Have you been filled?” And it will say, “Is there more?”
31 And the Garden will be brought nigh unto the reverent, not distant:
32 “This is what is promised for every oft turning keeper,
33 who fears the Compassionate unseen and comes with a penitent heart.
34 Enter it in peace. This is the day of abiding.”
35 Therein they shall have whatsoever they will; and with Us there is more.
36 How many a generation before them have We destroyed who were of greater prowess than them? Then they searched about in the lands: “Is there any refuge?”
37 Truly in that is a reminder for whosoever has a heart, or gives ear as witness.
38 And indeed We created the heavens and the earth and whatsoever is between them in six days, and no fatigue touched Us.
39 So bear patiently that which they say, and hymn the praise of thy Lord before the rising of the sun and before the setting.
40 And at night glorify Him, and after prostrations.
41 And listen on the Day when the caller calls from near at hand,
42 on the Day when they hear the Cry of Truth; that is the Day of coming forth.
43 Truly We give life and We cause death, and unto Us is the journey’s end.
44 That Day the earth is split asunder from about them—as they hasten forth. That is a gathering easy for Us.
45 We know best that which they say. Thine is not to compel them. So remind, by means of the Quran, those who fear My Threat.

Chapter 43-79
1 By those that wrest violently,
2 by those that draw out quickly,
3 by those that glide serenely,
4 by those that race to the fore, outstripping,
5 and by those that govern affairs,
6 on the Day when the quaker quakes
7 and the successor follows upon it.
8 Hearts that Day shall tremble,
9 with eyes humbled.
10 They will say, “Are we to be restored as we were before?
11 What! When we have become decayed bones?”
12 They say, “This, then, would be a ruinous return!”
13 Yet it shall be but a single cry,
14 then, behold, they will be upon a wide expanse.
15 Hast thou heard tell of Moses,
16 when his Lord called out to him in the holy valley of Ṭuwā?
17 “Go unto Pharaoh! Truly he has rebelled!
18 And say, ‘Dost thou wish to be purified
19 and that I guide thee to thy Lord that thou mightest have fear?’”
20 Then he showed him the greatest sign.
21 But he denied and disobeyed.
22 Then turned his back, moving swiftly.
23 Then he gathered and proclaimed,
24 and said, “I am your lord most high.”
25 So Allah seized him with a punishment exemplary in the Hereafter and in this world.
26 Truly in that is a lesson for whosoever fears.
27 Are you more difficult to create or the sky that He has built?
28 He raised high its canopy and fashioned it,
29 darkened its night, and brought forth its day.
30 And after that He spread out the earth.
31 From it He brought forth its water and its pastures,
32 and the mountains He set firm,
33 as sustenance for you and for your flocks.
34 So when the Great Calamity befalls—
35 a day when man shall remember that for which he endeavored,
36 and Hellfire is made visible for one who sees—
37 as for one who rebels
38 and prefers the life of this world,
39 truly Hellfire is the refuge.
40 As for one who fears standing before his Lord and forbids the soul from caprice,
41 truly the Garden is the refuge.
42 They ask thee about the Hour, “When shall it set in?”
43 What hast thou to do with mentioning it?
44 Unto thy Lord is [knowledge of] the end thereof.
45 Thou art but a warner for whosoever fears it.
46 The Day they see it, it will be as if they had tarried but an evening or the morning thereof.

Chapter 44-52
1 By the Mount,
2 and by a Book inscribed
3 on parchment outspread;
4 by the house inhabited,
5 by the canopy raised,
6 and by the sea swelling over,
7 truly thy Lord’s Punishment shall come to pass.
8 None can avert it.
9 On a day when the sky churns with [great] churning,
10 and the mountains move with [great] motion;
11 woe that Day to the deniers
12 who play in idle talk,
13 a day when they are thrust violently into the Fire of Hell:
14 “This is the Fire that you used to deny.
15 Is this sorcery, or do you not see?
16 Burn therein! Be patient, or be not patient; it will be the same for you. You are only requited for that which you used to do.”
17 Truly the reverent shall be in Gardens and bliss,
18 rejoicing in what their Lord has given them. And their Lord has shielded them from the punishment of Hellfire:
19 “Eat and drink in enjoyment for that which you used to do,”
20 reclining upon couches arrayed, and We shall wed them to wide-eyed maidens.
21 And those who believe and whose progeny followed them in faith, We shall cause their progeny to join them and will not stint aught of their deeds. Each man shall be held in pledge for that which he has earned.
22 And We shall bestow upon them fruits and meat as they desire.
23 Therein they shall pass to one another a cup wherein is no idle talk, nor incitement to sin,
24 and there wait upon them youths, for them, as if they were hidden pearls.
25 And they will turn to one another, questioning each other,
26 saying, “Truly aforetime, when among our families, we were anxious,
27 but Allah was gracious unto us and shielded us from the punishment of the scorching wind.
28 Truly we did call upon Him aforetime. Truly He is the Righteous, the Merciful.”
29 So remind, for thou art not, by the Blessing of thy Lord, a soothsayer or one possessed.
30 Or do they say, “A poet—let us await the vagaries of fate for him.”
31 Say, “Wait! For truly I am waiting along with you.”
32 Do their minds command them to this, or are they a rebellious people?
33 Or do they say, “He has invented it”? Nay, but they believe not.
34 Then let them bring an account like unto it, if they are truthful.
35 Were they created from naught? Or are they the creators?
36 Or did they create the heavens and the earth? Nay, but they have no certainty.
37 Do they possess the treasuries of your Lord? Or are they in control?
38 Or do they have a ladder whereby they listen? Then let their listener bring a clear warrant.
39 Does He have daughters while you have sons?
40 Or dost thou ask a reward of them, such that they are burdened with debt?
41 Or do they possess the Unseen, such that they write it down?
42 Or do they desire to devise [a scheme]? Then those who disbelieve shall be the ones against whom a scheme is devised!
43 Or do they have a god other than Allah? Glory be to Allah? above the partners they ascribe.
44 Were they to see a fragment falling from the sky, they would say, “A heap of clouds.”
45 So leave them until they meet the Day when they will be thunderstruck,
46 a day when their scheming will avail them naught and they will not be helped.
47 And truly for those who do wrong there is punishment besides that. But most of them know not.
48 Be patient with the judgment of thy Lord, for thou art before Our eyes; hymn the praise of thy Lord when thou dost rise;
49 and at night glorify Him, and at the receding of the stars.
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Student of Al Kitaab:
Chapter 45-77
1 By those sent forth in succession!
2 By the storming tempests!
3 By the spreaders spreading!
4 By the discerners discerning!
5 And by those who bring forth the Reminder,
6 to excuse or to warn,
7 surely what you are promised will befall.
8 So when the stars are blotted out,
9 and when the sky is riven asunder,
10 when the mountains are scattered,
11 and when the messengers are slated,
12 for what day is it appointed?
13 For the Day of Division.
14 And what shall apprise thee of the Day of Division?
15 Woe that Day to the deniers!
16 Did We not destroy those of old,
17 then make those of later times follow them?
18 Thus do We deal with the guilty.
19 Woe that Day to the deniers!
20 Did We not create you from a base fluid,
21 then lodge it in a secure dwelling place
22 for a known measure?
23 Thus do We determine; what excellent determiners!
24 Woe that Day to the deniers!
25 Did We not make the earth a receptacle
26 for the living and the dead?
27 And We placed therein firm, soaring mountains and gave you sweet water to drink.
28 Woe that Day to the deniers!
29 Away to that which you used to deny!
30 Away to a threefold shadow
31 that provides no shade, nor avails against the flame.
32 Indeed, it throws up sparks like massive tree trunks,
33 as though they were yellow camels.
34 Woe that Day to the deniers!
35 That is the Day on which they speak not;
36 nor is permission granted them, such that they might offer excuses.
37 Woe that Day to the deniers!
38 This is the Day of Division, “We have gathered you and those of old.”
39 So if you have a scheme, then scheme against Me!
40 Woe that Day to the deniers!
41 Truly the reverent shall be amid shade and springs,
42 and fruits such as they desire.
43 “Eat and drink in enjoyment for that which you used to do.”
44 Thus do We recompense the virtuous.
45 Woe that Day to the deniers!
46 “Eat and enjoy yourselves a little; truly you are guilty.”
47 Woe that Day to the deniers!
48 And when it is said unto them, “Bow!” they bow not.
49 Woe that Day to the deniers!
50 So in what discourse after this will they believe?

Chapter 46-69
1 The Undeniable Reality!
2 What is the Undeniable Reality?
3 And what shall apprise thee of the Undeniable Reality?
4 Thamūd and ʿĀd denied the calamity.
5 As for Thamūd, they were destroyed by the overwhelming.
6 And as for ʿĀd, they were destroyed by a howling, raging wind.
7 He imposed it upon them for seven nights and eight days consecutively, so that thou might see the people felled as if they were hollowed palm trunks.
8 So dost thou see any remnant of them?
9 And Pharaoh and those before him, and those subverted brought iniquity.
10 They disobeyed the messenger of their Lord, and He seized them with a devastating blow.
11 Truly when the waters overflowed, We carried you upon the ship,
12 that We might make it a reminder for you, and that attentive ears might take heed.
13 Then when a single blast is blown in the trumpet
14 and the earth and mountains are borne away and ground up in a single grinding,
15 on that Day the Event shall befall,
16 the sky shall be rent asunder; for that Day it shall be frail.
17 And the angels shall be at its sides; that Day eight shall carry the Throne of thy Lord above them.
18 That Day you shall be exposed; no secret of yours shall be hidden.
19 As for one who is given his book in his right hand, he will say, “Here, read my book.
20 Truly I knew for certain that I would meet my reckoning.”
21 So he shall enjoy a life contenting,
22 in a lofty Garden
23 with low-hanging clusters.
24 Eat and drink in enjoyment for that which you did in the past in days gone by.
25 And as for one who is given his book in his left hand, he will say, “Would that I had not been given my book.
26 And did not know of my reckoning.
27 Would that it were the final end.
28 My wealth availed me not.
29 My power has passed from me.”
30 Take him and shackle him.
31 Then cast him in Hellfire.
32 Then put him in a chain whose length is seventy cubits.
33 Truly he did not believe in Allah the Magnificent,
34 and did not urge feeding the indigent.
35 So today he has no loyal friend here,
36 nor food, save filth,
37 which none eat, save the iniquitous.
38 So I swear by what you see
39 and by what you see not,
40 truly it is the speech of a noble messenger,
41 and not the speech of a poet. Little do you believe!
42 Nor is it the speech of a soothsayer. Little do you reflect!
43 It is a revelation from the Lord of the worlds.
44 Had he ascribed any statements to Us,
45 We would have taken him by the right hand.
46 Then We would have severed his life vein.
47 And none among you could have shielded him from it.
48 Truly it is a reminder for the reverent.
49 And truly We know that among you are those who deny.
50 It is a source of regret indeed for the disbelievers.
51 It is indeed the truth of certainty.
52 So glorify the Name of thy Lord, the Magnificent.

Chapter 47-68
1 Nūn. By the pen and that which they inscribe,
2 thou art not, by the blessing of thy Lord, possessed.
3 Truly thine shall be a reward unceasing.
4 And truly thou art of an exalted character.
5 So thou wilt see and they will see
6 which of you is afflicted.
7 Truly thy Lord knows best those who stray from His way, and He knows best those who are rightly guided;
8 so obey not the deniers.
9 They wish that thou might compromise and that they might compromise.
10 So obey not any vile oath-monger—
11 slanderer spreading calumny,
12 hinderer of good, a transgressing sinner,
13 churlish, surly, and ignoble withal—
14 simply because he possesses wealth and children.
15 When Our signs are recited unto him he says, “Fables of those of old.”
16 We shall brand him on the snout.
17 Truly We tried them, just as We tried the owners of the garden who vowed that they would harvest its fruit in the morning.
18 And they made no exception.
19 Whereupon a visitation from your Lord came upon it while they slept,
20 such that it became like a garden plucked.
21 Then they called to one another in the morning,
22 “Go early to your tillage if you would harvest.”
23 So they set forth while whispering to one another,
24 “Surely no indigent shall come to you therein today.”
25 And they set out early, strong in their purpose.
26 Then when they saw it, they said, “Surely, we are astray!
27 Nay! we are deprived!”
28 The most moderate of them said, “Did I not say to you, why do you not glorify?”
29 They said, “Glory be to our Lord! Truly we were wrongdoers.”
30 Then they turned to one another, reproaching each other,
31 saying, “Oh, woe unto us! Truly we were rebellious.
32 Perhaps our Lord will give us something better in its stead. Truly we beseech our Lord.”
33 Such is the punishment; yet the punishment of the Hereafter is surely greater, if they but knew.
34 Truly for the reverent there shall be Gardens of bliss in the presence of their Lord.
35 Are We then to treat the submitters like the guilty?
36 What ails you? How do you judge?
37 Or do you have a book wherein you learn
38 that you shall have therein whatsoever you choose?
39 Or do you have oaths binding upon Us until the Day of Resurrection that you shall have whatever you ordain?
40 Ask them which of them shall vouch for that.
41 Or do they have partners? Then let them bring their partners if they are truthful.
42 On the Day when the shank is laid bare and they are called to prostrate, yet are not able,
43 their eyes humbled, abasement shall overcome them; for they had indeed been called to prostrate while they were yet sound.
44 So leave Me with those who deny this discourse. We shall lead them on little by little, whence they know not.
45 And I shall grant them respite; truly My scheme is firm.
46 Or dost thou ask a reward of them, such that they are burdened with debt?
47 Or do they possess the Unseen, such that they write it down?
48 So be patient with thy Lord’s Judgment and be not like the companion of the fish, who cried out while choking with anguish.
49 Had not the blessing from his Lord reached him, he would surely have been cast upon the barren shore still blameworthy.
50 But his Lord chose him and made him among the righteous.
51 Indeed, those who disbelieve would well-nigh smite thee down with their glances when they hear the Reminder, saying, “Surely, he is possessed.”
52 Yet it is naught but a reminder for the worlds.

Chapter 48-54
1 The Hour has drawn nigh, and the moon has been cleaved;
2 and if they see a sign, they turn away and say, “Incessant sorcery!”
3 They denied and followed their caprices—and every matter shall be made to endure.
4 Indeed reports have come to them wherein is a reproof,
5 conclusive wisdom, but the warnings availed not.
6 So turn away from them on the Day wherein the caller will call unto a terrible thing.
7 With their eyes humbled they emerge from the graves as if they were scattered locusts,
8 scrambling toward the caller. The disbelievers say, “This is a calamitous day.”
9 The people of Noah denied before them, for they denied Our servant and said, “Possessed!” And he was reproved.
10 Then he called upon his Lord, “Truly I am overcome. Help!”
11 So We opened the gates of the sky with pouring water,
12 and We caused the earth to burst forth with springs, such that the waters met for a matter determined.
13 Then We carried him upon a thing of planks and nails,
14 coursing under Our Eyes as a recompense for one who was rejected.
15 And indeed We left it as a sign; so is there any who remembers?
16 How, then, were My Punishment and My warnings?
17 And indeed We have made the Quran easy to remember; so is there any who remembers?
18 ʿĀd denied. How, then, were My Punishment and My warnings?
19 Truly We sent upon them a howling wind on a day of incessant misfortune,
20 tearing out people as if they were uprooted palm trunks.
21 How, then, were My Punishment and My warnings?
22 And indeed We have made the Quran easy to remember; so is there any who remembers?
23 Thamūd denied the warnings.
24 They said, “Shall we follow a single human being from among us? Then we would surely be astray and mad!
25 Has the reminder been cast upon him from among us? Nay, he is an insolent liar.”
26 On the morrow they will know who is the insolent liar.
27 Behold! We are sending the she-camel as a trial for them; so watch them and be patient.
28 And inform them that the water is to be divided among them—each share of drink equitably proportioned.
29 Then they called their companion, and he took in hand and hamstrung [her].
30 How, then, were My Punishment and My warnings?
31 Truly We sent upon them a single cry, and they were like a fence maker’s dry sticks.
32 And indeed We have made the Quran easy to remember; so is there any who remembers?
33 The people of Lot denied the warnings.
34 Truly We sent upon them a torrent of stones, save the family of Lot, whom We delivered at dawn
35 as a blessing from Us. Thus do We requite whosoever gives thanks.
36 And indeed he had warned them of Our assault, but they disputed the warnings.
37 They had sought to lure him from his guests; so We blotted out their eyes. So taste My Punishment and My warnings!
38 And indeed an enduring punishment greeted them early in the morning.
39 So taste My Punishment and My warnings!
40 And indeed We have made the Quran easy to remember; so is there any who remembers?
41 And indeed the warnings came unto the House of Pharaoh.
42 They denied Our signs—all of them; so We seized them with the seizing of One Mighty, Omnipotent.
43 Are your disbelievers better than those? Or have you some exemption in the scriptures?
44 Or do they say, “We are a host victorious!”?
45 The whole shall be routed and they will turn [their] backs.
46 Nay! The Hour is their tryst, and the Hour is more calamitous and more bitter.
47 Truly the guilty are astray and mad.
48 On the Day they are dragged upon their faces into the Fire, “Taste the touch of Saqar.”
49 Truly We have created everything according to a measure.
50 And Our Command is naught but one, like the blinking of an eye.
51 We have indeed destroyed the likes of you; so is there any who remembers?
52 Everything that they have done is in the scriptures;
53 everything small and great is inscribed.
54 Truly the reverent are amidst Gardens and a stream,
55 upon a seat of truth before an Omnipotent King.
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Student of Al Kitaab:
Chapter 49-74
1 O thou who art covered,
2 arise and warn!
3 Thy Lord magnify!
4 Thy garments purify!
5 And defilement shun!
6 Grant not favor, seeking gain!
7 And for the sake of thy Lord be patient.
8 For when the trumpet is blown,
9 that Day shall be a difficult day
10 for the disbelievers, not of ease.
11 Leave Me alone with the one whom I created,
12 and to whom I gave vast wealth,
13 and sons at his side,
14 and made smooth the way for him.
15 Yet he desires that I give more.
16 Nay! Truly he sets himself against Our signs.
17 I shall constrain him to endure a steep ascent.
18 Truly he reflected and determined.
19 May he perish for how he determined;
20 then may he perish for how he determined!
21 Then he beheld.
22 Then he frowned and scowled.
23 Then he turned his back, and waxed arrogant,
24 and said, “This is naught but sorcery handed down;
25 this is naught but the speech of a human being.”
26 I shall cast him into Saqar.
27 And what will apprise thee of Saqar?
28 It spares not, nor leaves behind.
29 It scorches the human being!
30 Over it are nineteen.
31 And We have appointed none but angels as wardens of the Fire; and We have not appointed their number save as a trial for those who disbelieve, to grant certainty to those who have been given the Book and increase in faith those who believe; and that those who were given the Book and the believers will not doubt; and that those in whose hearts is a disease and the disbelievers will say, “What does Allah desire by this as a parable?” Thus does Allah lead astray whomsoever He will and guide whomsoever He will. And none knows the hosts of thy Lord but He. It is but a reminder for the human being.
32 Nay! By the moon,
33 by the night as it withdraws,
34 and by the morning as it brightens,
35 truly it is one of the greatest,
36 as a warner to the human being,
37 for those of you who wish to go forth or stay behind.
38 Every soul is held in pledge for what it has earned,
39 save the companions of the right,
40 in Gardens, questioning one another
41 about the guilty,
42 “What led you into Saqar?”
43 They say, “We were not among those who prayed;
44 nor did we feed the indigent,
45 and we engaged in vain discourse with those who do the same,
46 and we denied the Day of Judgment,
47 until certainty came upon us.”
48 Thus the intercession of the intercessors will avail them not.
49 So what ails them that they turn away from the Reminder,
50 as if they were frightened asses
51 fleeing from a lion?
52 Rather, every man among them desires to be given pages unfolded.
53 Nay! But they fear not the Hereafter.
54 Yea! Truly it is a reminder.
55 So let whosoever will, remember it.
56 And they remember not, save as Allah wills. He is most worthy of reverence and most worthy of granting forgiveness.

Chapter 50-44
1 Ḥā. Mīm.
2 By the clear Book,
3 truly We sent it down on a blessed night—truly We are ever warning.
4 Therein every wise command is made distinct,
5 as a command from Us—truly We are ever sending,
6 as a mercy from thy Lord. Truly He is the Hearing, the Knowing,
7 Lord of the heavens and the earth and whatsoever is between them; would that you were certain.
8 There is no god but He; He gives life and causes death, your Lord and the Lord of your fathers of old.
9 Nay, but they are playing in doubt.
10 So keep watch for a day when the sky brings forth manifest smoke,
11 covering the people. This is a painful punishment.
12 “Our Lord! Remove from us the punishment; truly we are believers.”
13 How can there be a reminder for them, when a clear messenger had come to them?
14 Then they turned away from him and said, “He is taught, possessed.”
15 We shall indeed remove the punishment a little. Surely you will revert.
16 On the Day when We strike with a terrible striking, surely We are vengeful.
17 And indeed We tried the people of Pharaoh before them, and a noble messenger came unto them:
18 “Deliver Allah’s servants unto me! Truly I am a trustworthy messenger unto you.
19 And rise not against Allah; surely I have come to you with a manifest authority.
20 Truly I seek refuge in my Lord and your Lord, lest you stone me.
21 But if you believe me not, then keep away from me.”
22 Then he called unto his Lord, “These are a guilty people.”
23 “Set forth with My servants by night; you will indeed be pursued.
24 And leave the sea at rest; truly they will be a drowned host.”
25 How many gardens and springs did they leave behind,
26 sown fields and a noble dwelling,
27 and prosperity in which they rejoiced?
28 Thus it was. And We bequeathed it unto another people.
29 Neither Heaven nor earth wept for them, nor were they granted respite.
30 And We delivered the Children of Israel from a humiliating punishment—
31 from Pharaoh. Truly he was foremost among the prodigal.
32 We knowingly chose them over the worlds.
33 And We gave them signs wherein was a manifest trial.
34 Truly these say,
35 “There is naught but our first death, and we shall not be resurrected.
36 Bring us our fathers, if you are truthful.”
37 Are they better, or the people of Tubbaʿ and those before them? We destroyed them. Truly they were guilty.
38 And We did not create the heavens and the earth and whatsoever is between them in play.
39 We did not create them, save in truth. But most of them know not.
40 Truly the Day of Division is their tryst, all together.
41 The Day when no friend will avail a friend in any way, nor will they be helped,
42 save him unto whom Allah has been merciful. Truly He is the Mighty, the Merciful.
43 Truly the tree of Zaqqūm
44 is the food of the sinner,
45 like molten lead boiling in their bellies,
46 like the boiling of boiling liquid.
47 “Seize him and thrust him into the midst of Hellfire!
48 Then pour the punishment of boiling liquid upon his head.”
49 “Taste! Surely you are the mighty, the noble.
50 This is that which you used to doubt.”
51 Truly the reverent are in a station secure,
52 amid gardens and springs,
53 wearing fine silk and rich brocade, facing one another.
54 Thus it is. And We shall wed them to wide-eyed maidens.
55 Therein they call for every fruit, secure.
56 They taste not death therein, save the first death. And He will shield them from the punishment of Hellfire—
57 a bounty from thy Lord; that is the great triumph.
58 We have only made this easy upon thy tongue, that haply they may remember.
59 So be on the watch, for they, too, are on the watch.

Chapter 51-51
1 By the scatterers as they scatter,
2 and by those that bear a burden,
3 by those that course with ease,
4 and by those that apportion the Command,
5 verily what you are promised is true,
6 and truly the judgment shall come to pass.
7 By Heaven possessed of paths,
8 truly you are of differing claims.
9 Whosoever has been turned away shall from it be turned away.
10 Perish those who conjecture!
11 Those who blunder along in a stupor,
12 asking, “When is the Day of Judgment?”
13 A day when they are tried upon the Fire.
14 Taste your trial! This is what you sought to hasten!
15 Truly the reverent shall be amidst gardens and springs,
16 partaking of that which their Lord has given them. Truly they were virtuous aforetime.
17 Little of the night did they slumber,
18 and ere dawn would seek forgiveness.
19 And in their wealth was a due for the beggar and the deprived.
20 Upon the earth are signs for those possessing certainty,
21 and within your souls. Do you not then behold?
22 And in Heaven is your provision and that which you were promised.
23 So by the Lord of Heaven and earth, it is indeed true —as it is that you are endowed with speech.
24 Hast thou heard tell of Abraham’s honored guests,
25 when they entered upon him and said, “Peace!” he said, “Peace—an unfamiliar folk.”
26 Then he went quietly to his family and came with a fattened calf.
27 He placed it close to them, saying, “Will you not eat?”
28 Then he conceived a fear of them. They said, “Fear not!” and gave him glad tidings of a knowing son.
29 Then his wife came forward with a loud cry; she struck her face and said, “A barren old woman!”
30 They said, “Thus has thy Lord decreed. Truly He is the Wise, the Knowing.”
31 He said, “What is your errand, O messengers?”
32 They said, “We have been sent unto a guilty people,
33 to send upon them stones of clay
34 marked by thy Lord for the prodigal.”
35 So We brought forth those among them who were believers;
36 yet We did not find therein but one house of submitters.
37 And We left therein a sign for those who fear the painful punishment.
38 And in Moses [We left a sign], when We sent him to Pharaoh with a manifest authority.
39 But he turned away with his court and said, “A sorcerer or one possessed.”
40 So We seized him and his hosts and cast them into the sea, for he was blameworthy.
41 And in ʿĀd [We left a sign], when We sent upon them the barren wind.
42 Naught did it leave that it came upon, but that it made it as bones decayed.
43 And in Thamūd [We left a sign], when it was said unto them, “Enjoy yourselves for a time.”
44 Then they insolently defied the Command of their Lord, and the thunderbolt seized them as they looked on.
45 So they were not able to rise; nor could they help one another.
46 As for the people of Noah before, truly they were an iniquitous people.
47 And the sky We established with might; truly We make vast!
48 And the earth We laid out—what excellent spreaders!
49 And of all things We created pairs, that haply you may remember.
50 So flee unto Allah. Truly I am a clear warner unto you from Him.
51 And do not set up another god along with Allah. Truly I am a clear warner unto you from Him.
52 Likewise, there came no messenger unto those before them, but that they said, “A sorcerer or one possessed.”
53 Do they exhort one another to it? Nay, they are a rebellious people.
54 So turn away from them, for thou shalt not be blamed.
55 And remind, for truly the Reminder benefits the believers.
56 I did not create jinn and mankind, save to worship Me.
57 I desire no provision from them; nor do I desire that they should feed Me.
58 Truly Allah is the Provider, the Possessor of Strength, the Firm.
59 And surely for those who do wrong is a share like unto the share of their companions; so let them not seek to hasten.
60 Woe unto those who disbelieve on account of the Day that they are promised.
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Student of Al Kitaab:
Chapter 52-53
1 By the star when it sets,
2 your companion has neither strayed nor erred;
3 nor does he speak out of caprice.
4 It is naught but a revelation revealed,
5 taught him by one of awesome power.
6 Possessed of vigor, he stood upright
7 when he was upon the highest horizon.
8 Then he drew nigh and came close,
9 till he was within two bows’ length or nearer.
10 Then He revealed to His servant what He revealed.
11 The heart lied not in what it saw.
12 Do you then dispute with him as to what he saw?
13 And indeed he saw him another time,
14 at the lote tree of the boundary,
15 by which lies the Garden of the refuge,
16 when there covered the lote tree that which covered.
17 The gaze swerved not; nor did it transgress.
18 Indeed, he saw the greatest of the signs of his Lord.
19 Have you considered al-Lāt and al-ʿUzzā
20 and Manāt, the third, the other?
21 Unto you males and unto Him females?
22 This, then, is an unfair division.
23 They are naught but names that you have named—you and your fathers—for which Allah has sent down no authority. They follow naught but conjecture and that which their souls desire, though guidance has surely come to them from their Lord.
24 Or shall man have whatsoever he longs for?
25 Yet unto Allah belong the Hereafter and this world.
26 And how many an angel is there in the heavens whose intercession avails naught, save after Allah grants leave unto whomsoever He will and unto the one with whom He is content?
27 Truly those who believe not in the Hereafter name the angels with female names.
28 Yet they have no knowledge thereof. They follow naught but conjecture; and surely conjecture avails naught against the Truth.
29 So shun whosoever turns away from Our Reminder and desires naught but the life of the world.
30 That is the extent of their knowledge. Surely thy Lord knows best those who stray from His way, and He knows best those who are rightly guided.
31 Unto Allah belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is on the earth, that He may requite those who commit evil for that which they have done, and that He may requite those who are virtuous with that which is most beautiful,
32 those who shun grave sins and indecencies, save what is slight; truly your Lord is of vast forgiveness. He knows you best, from when He brought you forth from the earth and when you were hidden in your mothers’ bellies. So deem not yourselves purified. He knows best the reverent.
33 Have you seen the one who turned away,
34 gave little, and then withheld?
35 Does he have knowledge of the Unseen, such that he sees?
36 Or has he not been informed of that which is in the scriptures of Moses
37 and Abraham, who fulfilled:
38 that none shall bear the burden of another;
39 that man shall have naught but that for which he endeavored,
40 and that his endeavoring shall be seen,
41 whereupon he will be rewarded for it with the fullest reward;
42 that the ultimate end is unto thy Lord;
43 that it is He Who causes laughter and weeping,
44 that it is He Who causes death and gives life,
45 and that He creates the two—male and female—
46 from a drop when emitted;
47 and that with Him lies the second genesis;
48 that it is He Who enriches and grants possessions;
49 that it is He Who is the Lord of Sirius;
50 and that He destroyed ʿĀd the Former
51 and Thamūd, sparing none,
52 and the people of Noah aforetime—truly they were most wrongdoing and most rebellious,
53 and He razed the subverted cities,
54 such that there covered them that which covered?
55 So which of thy Lord’s boons do you dispute?
56 This is a warning from the warners of old.
57 The imminent is nigh.
58 It has no unveiler apart from Allah.
59 Do you then marvel at this discourse?
60 And do you laugh and not weep,
61 while you stand with head held high?
62 So prostrate unto Allah and worship!

Chapter 53-55
1 The Compassionate
2 taught the Quran;
3 created man;
4 taught him speech.
5 The sun and the moon are upon a reckoning.
6 And the stars and the trees prostrate.
7 Heaven He has raised and the Balance He has set,
8 that you transgress not in the balance.
9 So set right the weight and fall not short in the balance.
10 The earth has He laid down for creatures.
11 Therein are fruit and date palms bearing sheaths,
12 husked grains and fragrant herbs.
13 So which of your Lord’s boons do you two deny?
14 He created man from dried clay, like earthen vessels,
15 and He created jinn from smokeless fire.
16 So which of your Lord’s boons do you two deny?
17 Lord of the two easts and Lord of the two wests.
18 So which of your Lord’s boons do you two deny?
19 He mixed the two seas, such that they meet one another.
20 Between them lies a barrier that they transgress not.
21 So which of your Lord’s boons do you two deny?
22 From them come forth pearls and coral stones.
23 So which of your Lord’s boons do you two deny?
24 His are the ships towering aloft upon the sea like standards.
25 So which of your Lord’s boons do you two deny?
26 All that is upon it passes away.
27 And there remains the Face of thy Lord, Possessed of Majesty and Bounty.
28 So which of your Lord’s boons do you two deny?
29 Those in the heavens and on the earth entreat Him: every day He is upon a task.
30 So which of your Lord’s boons do you two deny?
31 We shall have leisure for you both, O weighty ones.
32 So which of your Lord’s boons do you two deny?
33 O company of jinn and men, if you are able to pass beyond the regions of the heavens and the earth, then pass, you shall not pass, save by a warrant.
34 So which of your Lord’s boons do you two deny?
35 A flash of fire and molten brass shall be sent against you, and you shall not prevail.
36 So which of your Lord’s boons do you two deny?
37 When the sky shall be rent asunder and when it shall turn ruddy like hide?
38 So which of your Lord’s boons do you two deny?
39 On that Day no man shall be questioned as to his sin; nor shall any jinn.
40 So which of your Lord’s boons do you two deny?
41 The guilty shall be known by their marks; and they shall be seized by the forelocks and by the feet.
42 So which of your Lord’s boons do you two deny?
43 This is Hell that the guilty deny;
44 to and fro shall they pass, between it and boiling waters.
45 So which of your Lord’s boons do you two deny?
46 And for one who fears standing before his Lord, there are two Gardens.
47 So which of your Lord’s boons do you two deny?
48 Each abounding in green branches.
49 So which of your Lord’s boons do you two deny?
50 In each are two fountains flowing.
51 So which of your Lord’s boons do you two deny?
52 In each are two kinds of every fruit.
53 So which of your Lord’s boons do you two deny?
54 They recline upon beds lined with rich brocade, the fruits of the two Gardens near at hand.
55 So which of your Lord’s boons do you two deny?
56 Therein are maidens of modest gaze, whom neither man nor jinn has ever touched.
57 So which of your Lord’s boons do you two deny?
58 Even as the ruby and as the coral stone are they.
59 So which of your Lord’s boons do you two deny?
60 Is the reward of goodness aught but goodness?
61 So which of your Lord’s boons do you two deny?
62 And beyond these two are two Gardens—
63 So which of your Lord’s boons do you two deny?—
64 of deepest green.
65 So which of your Lord’s boons do you two deny?
66 In each are two fountains bubbling.
67 So which of your Lord’s boons do you two deny?
68 In each are fruits, date palms, and pomegranates.
69 So which of your Lord’s boons do you two deny?
70 Therein are good and beautiful ones;
71 so which of your Lord’s boons do you two deny?
72 Maidens secluded in pavilions;
73 so which of your Lord’s boons do you two deny?
74 Untouched as yet by man or jinn;
75 so which of your Lord’s boons do you two deny?
76 They recline upon green cushions and beautiful wonders.
77 So which of your Lord’s boons do you two deny?
78 Blessed is the Name of thy Lord, Possessed of Majesty and Bounty.
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Student of Al Kitaab:
Chapter 54-36
1 Yā. Sīn.
2 By the Wise Quran,
3 truly thou art among the message bearers,
4 upon a straight path,
5 a revelation of the Mighty, the Merciful,
6 that thou mayest warn a people whose fathers were not warned; so they were heedless.
7 The Word has indeed come due for most of them, for they do not believe.
8 Truly We have put shackles upon their necks, and they are up to their chins, so that they are forced up.
9 And We placed a barrier before them and a barrier behind them and veiled them; so they see not.
10 It is the same for them whether thou warnest them or warnest them not; they do not believe.
11 Thou only warnest whomsoever follows the Reminder and fears the Compassionate unseen. So give such a one glad tidings of forgiveness and a generous reward.
12 Truly We give life to the dead and record that which they have sent forth and that which they have left behind. And We have counted all things in a clear registry.
13 And set forth for them as a parable the people of the town, when the message bearers came unto it.
14 When We sent two unto them, they denied them. So We strengthened them with a third, and they said, “Verily, we have been sent unto you!”
15 They said, “You are but human beings like us, and the Compassionate has not sent down anything. You are but lying.”
16 They said, “Our Lord knows. Verily we have indeed been sent unto you!
17 And naught is incumbent upon us save the clear proclamation.”
18 They said, “Truly we augur ill of you. If you cease not, we shall certainly stone you, and a painful punishment will certainly befall you from us.”
19 They said, “Your auguring ill is upon yourselves though you have been reminded. Nay, you are a prodigal people!”
20 And from the outskirts of the city, a man came running. He said, “O my people! Follow the message bearers!
21 Follow those who ask not of you any reward and who are guided.
22 Why should I not worship Him who originated me, and unto Whom you will be returned?
23 Shall I take gods apart from Him? If the Compassionate desired harm for me, their intercession would avail me naught, nor would they save me.
24 Truly would I then be in manifest error.
25 Truly I believe in your Lord, so listen to me.”
26 It was said unto him, “Enter the Garden!” He said, “Would that my people knew
27 how my Lord forgave me and placed me among the honored.”
28 And after him We did not send down a host from Heaven against his people; nor would We send down.
29 It was but a single cry. Then, behold, they were extinguished.
30 Alas for the servants! Never did a messenger come unto them, but that they mocked him.
31 Have they not considered how many generations before them We destroyed, such that they return not unto them?
32 Each of them shall be a group arraigned before Us.
33 A sign unto them is the dead earth: We revive it and bring forth grain therefrom, that they may eat thereof.
34 And We place gardens of date palms and grapevines therein and make springs flow forth,
35 that they may eat of its fruit and of that which their hands have worked. Will they not then give thanks?
36 Glory be unto Him, Who has created the pairs, all of them, from what the earth makes grow, and from themselves, and from what they know not.
37 And a sign unto them is the night: We strip the day therefrom, and behold, they are in darkness.
38 And the sun runs to a dwelling place of its own. That is the decree of the Mighty, the Knowing.
39 And for the moon, We have decreed mansions, till it returns like an old palm stalk.
40 It befits not the sun to overtake the moon, nor the night to outstrip the day. Each glides in an orbit.
41 And a sign unto them is that We carried their progeny in the full-laden Ark.
42 And We created for them the like thereof upon which they ride.
43 And if We will, We drown them, such that they would have none to call upon and would not be saved,
44 save as a mercy from Us and an enjoyment for a while.
45 And when it is said unto them, “Be mindful of that which is before you and of that which is behind you, that haply you may receive mercy.”
46 Never did a sign from among the signs of their Lord come unto them but that they turned away from it.
47 And when it is said unto them, “Spend of that wherewith Allah has provided you,” those who disbelieve say to those who believe, “Are we to feed one whom, if Allah willed, He would feed him? You are in naught but manifest error.”
48 And they say, “When will this promise come to pass, if you are truthful?”
49 They await naught but a single cry that will seize them while they dispute among themselves,
50 and then they can make no bequest, nor return to their people.
51 And the trumpet will be blown. Then, behold, they will rush forth from their graves unto their Lord.
52 They will say, “Oh, woe unto us! Who has raised us from our place of sleep?” “This is that which the Compassionate did promise; and the message bearers spoke true.”
53 There shall be but a single cry. Then, behold, they will all be arraigned before Us!
54 This day no soul will be wronged in any way, and you will not be recompensed, save for that which you used to do.
55 Truly the inhabitants of the Garden on that Day will be busy rejoicing,
56 they and their spouses reclining upon couches in the shade.
57 Therein they have fruit and whatsoever they call for.
58 “Peace!” a word from a Lord most Merciful.
59 Stand apart this Day, O guilty ones!
60 Did I not enjoin upon you, O Children of Adam, that you not worship Satan—truly he is a manifest enemy unto you—
61 and that you worship Me? This is a straight path.
62 For indeed he has led many among you astray. Did you not understand?
63 This is the Hell that you were promised.
64 Burn therein today for having disbelieved!
65 On that Day We shall seal their mouths. Their hands will speak to Us, and their feet will bear witness to that which they used to earn.
66 And had We willed, We would have blotted out their eyes. Then they would race to the path; yet how would they see?
67 And had We willed, We would have transformed them in their places. Then they could neither advance nor go back.
68 And whomsoever We give long life, We cause him to regress in creation. Do they not understand?
69 And We have not taught him poetry; nor would it befit him. It is but a reminder and a clear Quran,
70 to warn whomsoever is alive, and so that the Word may come due for the disbelievers.
71 Have they not considered that among that which Our Hands have wrought We created cattle for them, and that they are their masters,
72 and that We have subdued these for them, such that some are a mount for them and of some they eat?
73 And they have benefits and drinks therein. Will they not then give thanks?
74 Yet they have taken gods other than Allah, that perhaps they might be helped.
75 They cannot help them, though they be a host made ready for them.
76 So let not their speech grieve thee. Truly We know what they hide and what they disclose.
77 Has not man seen that We created him from a drop, and behold, he is a manifest adversary.
78 And he has set forth for Us a parable and forgotten his own creation, saying, “Who revives these bones, decayed as they are?”
79 Say, “He will revive them Who brought them forth the first time, and He knows every creation,
80 Who made for you fire from the green tree, and, behold, you kindle from it.”
81 Is not He Who created the heavens and the earth able to create the like thereof? Yea, indeed, He is the knowing Creator.
82 His Command when He desires a thing is only to say to it, “Be!” and it is.
83 So glory be to Him in Whose Hand lies the dominion of all things, and unto Whom you shall be returned.

Chapter 55-38
1 Ṣād. By the Quran possessed of remembrance.
2 Nay, but those who disbelieve are in vainglory and schism.
3 How many a generation before them have We destroyed? And they called out when the time for escape had passed.
4 Now they marvel that a warner from among themselves has come unto them, and the disbelievers say, “This is a lying sorcerer.
5 Has he made the gods one god? Truly this is an astounding thing!”
6 And the notables among them set out, [saying], “Go! Be steadfast to your gods. Truly this is a thing desired.
7 We did not hear of this in the creed of latter days. This is naught but an invention.
8 Has the Reminder been sent down upon him among all of us?” Nay, but they are in doubt regarding My Reminder! Nay, they have not yet tasted My Punishment!
9 Or have they the treasuries of thy Lord’s Mercy, the Mighty, the Bestower?
10 Or have they sovereignty over the heavens and the earth and whatsoever is between them? Then let them ascend by some means;
11 a host among the parties yonder routed.
12 The people of Noah denied before them, as did ʿĀd and Pharaoh of the tent poles,
13 Thamūd, the people of Lot, and the inhabitants of the thicket; they are the parties.
14 Each of them did naught but deny the messengers; so My Retribution came due.
15 They await naught but a single cry for which there is no delay.
16 And they say, “Our Lord, hasten our share unto us before the Day of Reckoning.”
17 Bear patiently that which they say, and remember Our servant David, possessed of might; truly he turned oft [unto Allah].
18 Truly We compelled the mountains to join him in glorifying at eventide and at the break of day.
19 And the birds gathered, each turning oft unto Him.
20 And We strengthened his sovereignty and gave him wisdom and decisive speech.
21 Has the report of the dispute come unto thee, when they scaled the sanctuary?
22 When they entered upon David, he was frightened of them. They said, “Fear not! We are two disputants: one of us has transgressed against the other; so judge between us with truth. Be not unjust, and guide us unto the right path.
23 Behold, this, my brother, has ninety-nine ewes, and I have one ewe. Yet he has said, ‘Place her under my care,’ and has overpowered me in speech.”
24 He said, “He has indeed wronged you in asking that your ewe be added to his ewes. Truly many associates transgress against one another, save those who believe and perform righteous deeds. Yet how few are they!” And David understood that We had tried him; so he sought forgiveness from his Lord, fell down kneeling, and repented.
25 Thus did We forgive him that. Truly nearness unto Us shall be his, and a beautiful return.
26 O David! Truly We have appointed thee as a vicegerent upon the earth; so judge among the people with truth and follow not caprice, lest it lead thee astray from the way of Allah. Truly those who stray from the way of Allah, theirs shall be a severe punishment for having forgotten the Day of Reckoning.
27 And We did not create Heaven and earth and whatsoever is between them in vain; that is the conjecture of those who disbelieve. So woe before the Fire unto those who disbelieve in the Fire!
28 Or shall We make those who believe and perform righteous deeds like those who work corruption upon the earth? Or shall We make the reverent like the profligate?
29 A blessed Book that We have sent down upon thee, that they may contemplate His signs and that those possessed of intellect may reflect.
30 And We bestowed Solomon upon David; how excellent a servant! Truly he turned oft [unto Allah].
31 When at eventide noble steeds swift of foot were displayed before him,
32 he said, “I have loved the love of good things over the remembrance of my Lord, until [the sun] was taken behind the veil.
33 Bring them back unto me!” Then he began to stroke their legs and necks.
34 And We did indeed try Solomon, and We cast a corpse upon his throne. He then repented,
35 saying, “My Lord, forgive me and bestow a kingdom upon me such as shall not befit anyone after me. Truly Thou art the Bestower.”
36 So We made the wind subservient unto him, coursing gently by his command whither he wished,
37 as well as the satans, every builder and diver,
38 and others, bound together in fetters:
39 “This is Our Gift; so bestow graciously or withhold without reckoning.”
40 Truly nearness unto Us shall be his, and a beautiful return.
41 And remember Our servant Job, when he called upon his Lord, “Truly Satan has afflicted me with weariness and punishment.”
42 “Strike with thy foot; this is cool water wherewith to wash and to drink.”
43 And We bestowed upon him his family and their like along with them as a mercy from Us and a reminder for possessors of intellect.
44 And, “Take with thy hand a bundle of rushes and strike therewith, and break not thine oath.” Truly We found him to be steadfast. What an excellent servant! Truly he turned oft [unto Allah].
45 And remember Our servants Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, possessed of strength and sight.
46 Truly We purified them with that which is pure—remembrance of the Abode.
47 And truly in Our Sight they are among the chosen, the elect.
48 And remember Ishmael, Elisha, and Dhu’l-Kifl; each is among the excellent.
49 This is a reminder. And for the reverent there will surely be a beautiful return,
50 Gardens of Eden, the gates whereof are open unto them,
51 reclining therein, they call therein for abundant fruit and drink.
52 And theirs shall be maidens of modest gaze, of like age.
53 This is that which you are promised for the Day of Reckoning.
54 This indeed is Our provision which shall never be spent.
55 This it shall be! Yet for the rebellious there will surely be a most evil return,
56 Hell, wherein they will burn. What an evil resting place!
57 This it shall be! So let them taste it, a boiling liquid and a cold, murky fluid,
58 coupled with other [punishments] similar in kind.
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Student of Al Kitaab: 59 This troop rushing in with you—no greeting for them! They will surely burn in the Fire.
60 They will say, “Nay, but no greeting for you! You have sent it forth for us. What an evil dwelling place!”
61 They will say, “O Lord! Whosoever has sent this forth for us, increase him twofold in punishment in the Fire.”
62 And they will say, “How is it that we do not see men here whom we had counted among the evil?
63 Did we take them in mockery? Or have our eyes swerved away from them?”
64 Surely that is true: the disputing of the people of the Fire.
65 Say, “I am only a warner, and there is no god but Allah, the One, the Paramount,
66 Lord of the heavens and the earth and whatsoever is between them, the Mighty, the Forgiving.”
67 Say, “It is a great tiding
68 from which you turn away.
69 I have no knowledge of the Highest Assembly, when they dispute.
70 Naught is revealed unto me but that I am only a clear warner.”
71 [Remember] when thy Lord said unto the angels, “Behold! I am creating a human being from clay.
72 When I have proportioned him and breathed into him of My Spirit, fall down before him prostrating.”
73 Then the angels prostrated, all of them together.
74 Not so Iblīs. He waxed arrogant, and was among the disbelievers.
75 [Allah] said, “O Iblīs! What has prevented thee from prostrating unto that which I created with My two Hands? Dost thou wax arrogant, or art thou among the exalted?”
76 He said, “I am better than him. Thou hast created me from fire, while Thou hast created him from clay.”
77 He said, “Go forth from it! Surely thou art outcast!
78 And surely My Curse shall be upon thee till the Day of Judgment.”
79 He said, “My Lord! Grant me respite till the Day they are resurrected.”
80 He said, “Then verily thou art among those granted respite
81 till the Day of the Moment Known.”
82 He said, “Then, by Thy Might, I shall cause them to err all together,
83 save Thy sincere servants among them.”
84 He said, “This is the truth, and the truth I speak,
85 ‘I shall surely fill Hell with thee and with such of them as follow thee, all together.’”
86 Say, “I ask not of you any reward for it, nor am I among the pretenders.
87 It is naught but a reminder for the worlds,
88 and you will certainly know its tiding after a time.”

Chapter 56-43
1 Ḥā. Mīm.
2 By the clear Book,
3 truly We have made it an Arabic Quran, that haply you may understand,
4 and truly it is with Us in the Mother of the Book, sublime indeed, wise.
5 Shall We withdraw the reminder from you altogether for your having been a prodigal people?
6 How many a prophet did We send among those of old?
7 Yet never did a prophet come unto them, but that they mocked him.
8 So We destroyed those of greater prowess than them, and the example of those of old has passed.
9 Wert thou to ask them, “Who created the heavens and the earth?” they would surely say, “The Mighty, the Knowing created them.”
10 He it is Who made the earth a cradle for you and made paths for you therein, that haply you may be guided;
11 Who sent down water from the sky in due measure, whereby We revived a dead land—thus shall you be brought forth;
12 and Who created the pairs, all of them, and appointed for you ships and cattle that you ride,
13 that you may mount their backs and then remember the blessing of your Lord when you are mounted thereon and say, “Glory be to Allah, Who made this subservient unto us, though we were not equal to it.
14 Truly unto our Lord do we turn.”
15 Yet they assign to Him a portion from some of His servants. Truly man is a manifest ingrate.
16 Or has He taken daughters from that which He creates and favored you with sons?
17 And when one of them receives glad tidings of that which he has set forth as a description of the Compassionate, his face blackens and he chokes with anguish.
18 “What! One who is reared amid ornaments and is incoherent in dispute?”
19 And they have made the angels, who are servants of the Compassionate, females. Did they witness their creation? Their witnessing shall be recorded, and they will be questioned.
20 They say, “Had the Compassionate willed, we would not have worshipped them.” They have no knowledge thereof. They do naught but guess.
21 Or did We give them a book beforehand to which they hold fast?
22 Nay! They say, “We found our fathers upon a creed, and surely we are rightly guided in their footsteps.”
23 Likewise, We sent no warner unto a town before thee, but that those living in luxury therein said, “We found our fathers upon a creed, and we are surely following in their footsteps.”
24 He replied, “What! Though I bring you better guidance than that which you found your fathers following?” They said, “Truly we disbelieve in that wherewith you have been sent.”
25 So We took vengeance upon them. And behold how the deniers fared in the end.
26 And [remember] when Abraham said to his father and his people, “Truly I am quit of that which you worship,
27 save Him who originated me, for surely He will guide me.”
28 And He made it a word enduring among his posterity, that haply they may return.
29 Nay, I provided for these and their fathers until the Truth came unto them and a clear messenger.
30 And when the Truth came unto them, they said, “This is sorcery, and we do not believe in it.”
31 And they said, “Why was this Quran not sent down to a great man from one of the two towns?”
32 Is it they who apportion the Mercy of thy Lord? We have apportioned for them their livelihood in the life of this world and have raised some of them above others in rank, that some of them may take others into service. And the Mercy of thy Lord is better than that which they amass.
33 And were it not that mankind would be one community, We would have made for those who disbelieve in the Compassionate silver roofs for their houses, stairways whereon to ascend,
34 doors to their houses, couches whereon to recline,
35 and gold ornaments. Yet all of that would be but enjoyment of the life of this world. And the Hereafter, in the presence of thy Lord, is for the reverent.
36 Whosoever turns blindly away from the remembrance of the Compassionate, We assign to him a satan who is then a companion unto him.
37 And they turn them from the way; yet they suppose that they are rightly guided,
38 till, when he comes unto Us, he will say, “Would that there were between me and thee the distance of the two easts! What an evil companion!”
39 Yet on that Day it will not benefit you, since you did wrong, to share in the punishment.
40 Dost thou, then, make the deaf to hear or guide the blind and those in manifest error?
41 Either We shall take thee away, and then take vengeance upon them,
42 or We shall show thee that which We have promised them. For surely We have power over them.
43 So hold fast to that which We have revealed unto thee. Truly thou art upon a straight path.
44 Truly it is a reminder unto thee and thy people, and you will be questioned.
45 Ask those of Our messengers whom We sent before thee, “Have We appointed gods to be worshipped apart from the Compassionate?”
46 We did indeed send Moses with Our signs unto Pharaoh and his notables. And he said, “I am a messenger of the Lord of the worlds.”
47 But when he brought them Our signs, behold, they laughed at them.
48 Not a sign did We show them, but that it was greater than its sister. And We seized them with the punishment, that haply they may return.
49 They said, “O sorcerer, call upon your Lord for us in accord with that which He has covenanted with you; surely we shall then be guided.”
50 Yet when We removed the punishment from them, behold, they reneged.
51 And Pharaoh called out among his people, saying, “O my people! Is not the sovereignty of Misra mine, and do these streams not flow beneath me? Do you not, then, see?
52 Am I not better than this one who is vile and can scarcely speak plain?
53 Why, then, have armlets of gold not been cast upon him, and why do angels not accompany him?”
54 Then he incited his people to make light, and they obeyed him. Truly they were an iniquitous people.
55 So when they roused Our Anger, We took vengeance upon them and drowned them all together.
56 We made them a bygone people and an example for those of later times.
57 And when the son of Mary is set forth as an example, behold, thy people turn away from it.
58 They say, “Are our gods better, or is he?” They do not cite him to thee, save to dispute. Nay, they are a contentious people.
59 He was naught but a servant whom We blessed and whom We made an example for the Children of Israel.
60 Had We willed, We would have appointed angels among you, succeeding one another upon the earth.
61 And he is indeed a portent of the Hour; so doubt not concerning it and follow Me. This is a straight path.
62 And let not Satan turn you away; truly he is a manifest enemy unto you.
63 When Jesus brought clear proofs, he said, “I have come unto you with wisdom and to make clear to you some of that wherein you differ. So reverence Allah and obey me.
64 Truly Allah is my Lord and your Lord; so worship Him. This is a straight path.”
65 But, then, the parties differed among themselves. Woe unto those who do wrong for the punishment of a painful day.
66 Do they await aught but that the Hour should come upon them suddenly, while they are unaware.
67 Friends on that Day will be enemies to one another, save for the reverent.
68 O My servants! No fear shall be upon you this Day; nor shall it be you who grieve,
69 you who believed in Our signs and who were submitters;
70 enter the Garden, you and your spouses, made joyous.
71 For them are brought round trays and goblets of gold. Therein is whatsoever souls desire and eyes find pleasing. And you shall abide therein.
72 This is the Garden that you have inherited for that which you used to do.
73 Abundant fruit from which you will eat shall be yours therein.
74 Truly the guilty are abiding in the punishment of Hell.
75 It will not be lightened for them, and therein will they despair.
76 We did not wrong them; rather, it is they who were the wrongdoers.
77 And they will call, “O Mālik, let thy Lord put an end to us.” He will reply, “You will surely remain.
78 We did indeed bring you the truth, but most of you were averse to the truth.”
79 Or have they devised anything? Truly it is We Who devise.
80 Or do they suppose that We hear not their secret and their secret converse? Yea, and Our envoys are present with them, recording.
81 Say, “If the Compassionate had a child, then I would be the first of the worshippers.”
82 Glory be to the Lord of the heavens and the earth, the Lord of the Throne, above that which they ascribe.
83 And leave them to indulge in idle talk and play until they meet the Day that they are promised.
84 He it is Who is god in Heaven and god on earth. And He is the Wise, the Knowing.
85 Blessed is He unto Whom belongs sovereignty over the heavens and the earth and whatsoever is between them, and with Whom lies knowledge of the Hour, and unto Whom you will be returned.
86 Those upon whom they call apart from Him have no power of intercession, save such as have borne witness to the truth knowingly.
87 Wert thou to ask them, “Who created you?” they would surely say, “Allah.” How, then, are they perverted?
88 And as for his saying, “O my Lord, truly these are a people who believe not,”
89 bear with them and say, “Peace.” For soon they will know.

Chapter 57-56
1 When the Event befalls,
2 none shall deny its befalling,
3 abasing, exalting.
4 When the earth is shaken violently,
5 and the mountains are pulverized to powder,
6 such that they become scattered dust,
7 and you shall be of three kinds:
8 the companions of the right; what of the companions of the right?
9 And the companions of the left; what of the companions of the left?
10 And the foremost shall be the foremost.
11 They are the ones brought nigh,
12 in Gardens of bliss—
13 many from those of old,
14 and few from those of later times—
15 upon embroidered couches,
16 reclining upon them, facing one another.
17 Immortal youths wait upon them
18 with goblets, ewers, and a cup from a flowing spring,
19 wherefrom they suffer neither headache nor stupefaction,
20 with fruits as they choose,
21 and the meat of birds as they desire,
22 and [there shall be] wide-eyed maidens,
23 the likeness of concealed pearls,
24 as a recompense for that which they used to do.
25 They hear no idle talk therein, nor incitement to sin,
26 save that “Peace! Peace!” is uttered.
27 And the companions of the right; what of the companions of the right?
28 Among thornless lote trees,
29 clustered plantains,
30 and extended shade,
31 gushing water,
32 and abundant fruit,
33 neither out of reach, nor forbidden,
34 and [upon] raised beds.
35 Truly We brought them into being as a [new] creation,
36 then made for them virgins,
37 amorous peers,
38 for the companions of the right—
39 many from those of old,
40 and many from those of later times.
41 And the companions of the left; what of the companions of the left?
42 Amidst scorching wind and boiling liquid,
43 and the shadow of black smoke,
44 neither cool nor refreshing.
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Student of Al Kitaab: 45 Truly before that they lived in luxury,
46 would persist in great sin,
47 and would say, “What! When we are dead and have become dust and bones, are we to be resurrected?
48 What! And our fathers of old?”
49 Say, “Truly those of old and those of later times
50 are gathered for the tryst of a day appointed.”
51 Then indeed you —O you straying deniers—
52 shall eat from a tree of Zaqqūm,
53 and fill your bellies therewith.
54 Then you shall drink from boiling liquid,
55 drinking as do parched camels.
56 This shall be their welcome on the Day of Judgment.
57 We created you. Would that you affirm it.
58 Have you considered that which you emit?
59 Is it you who created it or are We the creators?
60 We have decreed death among you, and none outstrips Us
61 in replacing [you with] your likenesses and bringing you into being again in what you know not.
62 You have indeed known the first genesis. Why, then, do you not reflect?
63 Have you considered what you reap?
64 Is it you who sow it or are We the sowers?
65 Had We willed, We would have turned it to chaff, such that you would remain bitterly jesting,
66 [saying] “Truly we have suffered loss.
67 Nay! We are deprived.”
68 Have you considered the water that you drink?
69 Is it you who sent it down from the clouds, or is it We Who send down?
70 If We had willed, We would have made it bitter; will you not, then, give thanks?
71 Have you considered the fire that you kindle?
72 Is it you who brought into being the tree thereof, or is it We Who bring into being?
73 We made it a reminder and an enjoyment for the desert dwellers.
74 So glorify the Name of thy Lord, the Magnificent!
75 I swear by the places where the stars descend!
76 And truly it is a magnificent oath, if you but knew.
77 Truly it is a Noble Quran
78 in a Book concealed.
79 None touch it, save those made pure,
80 a revelation from the Lord of the worlds.
81 Do you then scorn this discourse,
82 and make the denial thereof your provision?
83 Why, then, when it reaches the throat,
84 while you are looking on
85 —and We are nearer to him than you, though you see not—
86 why, then, if you are unconstrained,
87 do you not return it, if you are truthful?
88 So if one be among those brought nigh,
89 then comfort, bounty, and a Garden of bliss.
90 And if one be among the companions of the right,
91 then peace unto thee from the companions of the right.
92 But if one be among the deniers who are astray,
93 then a welcome of boiling liquid,
94 and burning in Hellfire.
95 Verily, this is the truth of certainty;
96 so glorify the Name of thy Lord, the Magnificent!

Chapter 58-15
1 Alif. Lām. Rā. These are the signs of the Book and a clear Quran.
2 It may be that those who disbelieve will wish that they had submitted.
3 Leave them to eat and enjoy themselves and to be beguiled by hopes, for soon they will know.
4 Never did We destroy a town, but that it had a known decree.
5 No community can hasten its term, nor delay it.
6 And they say, “O you unto whom the Reminder has been sent down, truly you are possessed.
7 Why do you not bring us the angels, if you are among the truthful?”
8 We do not send down the angels, save in truth, and were We to do so, they would be granted no respite.
9 Truly it is We Who have sent down the Reminder, and surely We are its Preserver.
10 We indeed sent [messengers] before thee to communities among those of old.
11 And never did a messenger come unto them, but that they mocked him.
12 Thus do We place it into the hearts of the guilty.
13 They believe not in it, though the wont of those of old has already passed away.
14 Were We to open for them a gate unto Heaven, that they might continue to ascend through it,
15 they would say, “Our eyes are merely spellbound. Nay, we are a people bewitched!”
16 We have set constellations in the sky, and We have adorned them for the onlookers.
17 And We have preserved them from every satan outcast,
18 save he who gains a hearing by stealth, and then a manifest flaming star pursues him.
19 And the earth We spread out, and cast therein firm mountains, and We caused to grow therein all manner of things in due balance.
20 And We placed therein means of livelihood for you and for those for whom you provide not.
21 Naught is there, but that its treasuries lie with Us, and We do not send it down, save in a known measure.
22 And We sent forth the winds, fertilizing. And We sent down water from the sky, providing you with sufficient drink thereby, and you are not the keepers of its stores.
23 Surely it is We Who give life and cause death, and We are the Inheritor.
24 We indeed know those among you who advance, and We indeed know those who lag behind,
25 and verily it is thy Lord who will gather them. Truly He is Wise, Knowing.
26 And We indeed created man from dried clay, made of molded mud,
27 and the jinn We created earlier from scorching fire.
28 And [remember] when thy Lord said unto the angels, “Behold! I am creating a human being from dried clay, made of molded mud;
29 so when I have proportioned him and breathed into him of My Spirit, fall down before him prostrating.”
30 Thereupon the angels prostrated, all of them together,
31 save Iblīs. He refused to be with those who prostrated.
32 He said, “O Iblīs! What ails you that you are not with those who prostrate?”
33 He said, “I am not one to prostrate to a human being whom Thou hast created from dried clay, made of molded mud.”
34 He said, “Go forth from it! Surely thou art outcast,
35 and surely the curse shall be upon thee till the Day of Judgment!”
36 He said, “My Lord! Grant me respite till the Day they are resurrected.”
37 He said, “Then verily thou art among those granted respite
38 till the Day of the Moment Known.”
39 He said, “My Lord! Since Thou hast caused me to err, I shall surely make things seem fair unto them on earth, and I shall cause them to err all together,
40 save Thy sincere servants among them.”
41 He said, “This is a straight path unto Me.
42 As for My servants, truly thou hast no authority over them, save for those in error who follow thee.
43 And verily Hell shall be their tryst, all together.”
44 Seven gates it has, and for each gate is appointed a separate portion of them.
45 Truly the reverent shall be amidst gardens and springs:
46 “Enter them in peace, secure”—
47 We shall remove whatever rancor lies within their breasts—“as brothers, upon couches, facing one another.”
48 No weariness shall befall them therein; nor shall they be expelled therefrom.
49 Tell My servants that I am indeed the Forgiving, the Merciful,
50 and that My Punishment is the painful punishment.
51 And tell them of the guests of Abraham,
52 when they entered upon him and said, “Peace!” He said, “Verily of you we are afraid.”
53 They said, “Be not afraid. Truly we bring thee glad tidings of a knowing son.”
54 He said, “Do you bring me glad tidings when old age has befallen me? So of what do you bring me glad tidings?”
55 They said, “We bring thee glad tidings in truth; so be not among those who despair.”
56 He said, “Who despairs of the Mercy of his Lord, save those who are astray?”
57 He said, “What is your errand, O messengers?”
58 They said, “We have been sent unto a guilty people,
59 save for the family of Lot. We shall surely save them, all together,
60 except for his wife; We have determined that she is indeed among those who lagged behind.”
61 So when the messengers came to the family of Lot,
62 he said, “Verily you are an unfamiliar folk.”
63 They said, “Nay, but we bring thee that which they used to doubt.
64 And we bring thee the truth, and surely we are truthful.
65 So set out with thy family during the night, and follow behind them, and let not any of you turn around, but go forth wheresoever you are commanded.”
66 And We decreed this matter unto him: that the last remnant of those people will be rooted out in the morning.
67 And the people of the city came, rejoicing.
68 He said, “Truly these are my guests; so dishonor me not!
69 Reverence Allah, and disgrace me not.”
70 They said, “Did we not forbid you from [providing protection] to all the people?”
71 He said, “These are my daughters, if you must act.”
72 By thy life, they wandered confused in their drunkenness.
73 So the Cry seized them at sunrise,
74 then We made its uppermost to be its lowermost, and We rained down upon them stones of baked clay.
75 Truly in that are signs for those who discern,
76 and verily they are on a path still standing.
77 Truly in that is a sign for the believers.
78 And verily the inhabitants of the thicket were wrongdoers.
79 So We took vengeance upon them. Truly the two of them are on a clear road.
80 And indeed the inhabitants of al-Ḥijr denied the messengers.
81 And We gave them Our signs, but they used to turn away therefrom.
82 And they would hew dwellings in the mountains, [feeling] secure.
83 Yet the Cry seized them in the morning,
84 and that which they used to earn availed them not.
85 And We did not create the heavens and the earth and whatsoever is between them, save in truth. And surely the Hour is coming; so forbear with beautiful forbearance.
86 Truly thy Lord is the knowing Creator.
87 And We have indeed given thee the seven oft-repeated, and the Mighty Quran.
88 Strain not thine eyes toward the enjoyments We have bestowed upon certain classes of them, and grieve not for them, and lower thy wing unto the believers,
89 and say, “Truly I am the clear warner.”
90 Such as We have sent down for those who make division,
91 who made the Quran into fragments.
92 So by thy Lord, We shall question them all
93 concerning that which they used to do.
94 So proclaim as thou hast been commanded, and turn away from the idolaters.
95 Truly We shall suffice thee against those who mock,
96 those who set up another god along with Allah; yet soon they will know.
97 And certainly We know that thy breast is straitened because of what they say.
98 So hymn the praise of thy Lord, and be among those who prostrate.
99 And worship thy Lord, till certainty comes unto thee.
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Chapter 59-21
1 For mankind, their reckoning draws nigh, while they turn away heedless.
2 No new Reminder came unto them from their Lord, but that they listened to it while they played,
3 with their hearts diverted. And those who do wrong confide in secret converse, “Is this not but a human being like yourselves? Will you then yield to sorcery, while you see clearly?”
4 He said, “My Lord knows that which is spoken in Heaven and on earth, and He is the Hearing, the Knowing.”
5 Yet they said, “Confused dreams! Nay, he has fabricated it! Nay, he is a poet! Let him bring us a sign like those of old were sent!”
6 No town that We destroyed before them believed; will these, then, believe?
7 And We sent no messenger before thee, but that they were men unto whom We revealed. So ask the people of the Reminder, if you know not.
8 We did not make them bodies that ate not food; nor were they immortal.
9 Then We fulfilled the promise unto them, and saved them and whomsoever We willed, and We destroyed the prodigal.
10 We have indeed sent down unto you a Book wherein is your Reminder. Do you not understand?
11 How many a town engaged in wrongdoing have We shattered, and then brought into being another people after them?
12 And when they felt Our Might, behold, they ran away from it.
13 “Do not run away! But return to the luxury you have been given and to your dwellings, that haply you may be questioned.”
14 They said, “Oh, woe unto us! Truly we have been wrongdoers.”
15 And that did not cease to be their cry, till We made them a mown field, stilled.
16 And We did not create Heaven and earth and whatsoever is between them in play.
17 Had We desired to take up a diversion, We would surely have taken it from that which was with Us, were We to do so.
18 Nay, but We cast truth against falsehood, and it crushes it, and, behold, it vanishes. And woe unto you for that which you describe!
19 Unto Him belongs whosoever is in the heavens and on the earth. Those who are with Him are not too arrogant to worship Him; nor do they weary.
20 They glorify night and day, without tiring.
21 Or have they taken gods from the earth who resurrect?
22 Were there gods other than Allah in them, they would surely have been corrupted. So glory be to Allah, Lord of the Throne, above that which they ascribe.
23 He shall not be questioned about what He does, but they shall be questioned.
24 Or have they taken gods apart from Him? Say, “Bring me your proof! This is the Reminder for those who are with me, and the Reminder for those before me. Nay, but most of them do not know the truth; so they turn away.”
25 And We sent no messenger before thee, save that We revealed unto him, “Verily, there is no god but I; so worship Me!”
26 And they say, “The Compassionate has taken a child.” Glory be to Him! Nay, but they are honored servants.
27 They precede Him not in speech, and they act according to His Command.
28 He knows that which is before them and that which is behind them, and they intercede not, save for one with whom He is content. They are wary, for fear of Him.
29 And whosoever among them would say, “Truly I am a god apart from Him,” such will We requite with Hell. Thus do We requite the wrongdoers.
30 Have those who disbelieve not considered that the heavens and the earth were sewn together and We rent them asunder? And We made every living thing from water. Will they not, then, believe?
31 And We placed firm mountains in the earth, lest it shake beneath them, and We made wide tracts between them as paths, that haply they may be guided.
32 And We made the sky a canopy preserved; yet they turn away from its signs.
33 He it is Who created the night and the day, the sun and the moon, each gliding in an orbit.
34 We have not ordained perpetual life for any human being before thee. So if thou diest, will they abide forever?
35 Every soul shall taste death. We try you with evil and with good, as a test, and unto Us shall you be returned.
36 And whenever those who disbelieve see thee, they take thee in naught but mockery, “Is this the one who makes mention of your gods?” And it is they who are disbelievers in the remembrance of the Compassionate.
37 Man was created of haste. Soon shall I show you My signs; so seek not to hasten Me!
38 And they say, “When will this promise come to pass, if you are truthful?”
39 If those who disbelieved but knew of the time when they shall not be able to hold back the Fire from their faces or from their backs, nor be helped!
40 Nay, but it will come upon them suddenly, and confound them. Then they will not be able to repel it, nor will they be granted respite.
41 Messengers were certainly mocked before thee. Then those who scoffed at them were beset by that which they used to mock.
42 Say, “Who will protect you, night and day, from the Compassionate?” Nay, but they turn away from the remembrance of their Lord.
43 Or do they have gods to defend them apart from Us? They cannot help themselves; nor are they given protection against Us.
44 Nay, but We granted enjoyment to them and their fathers till life grew long for them. Do they not consider how We come upon the land, reducing it of its outlying regions? Is it they who shall prevail?
45 Say, “I only warn you through a revelation.” But the deaf do not hear the call however much they are warned.
46 And if but a breath of thy Lord’s Punishment were to touch them, they would surely say, “Oh, woe unto us. Truly we were wrongdoers.”
47 We shall set the just scales for the Day of Resurrection, and no soul shall be wronged in aught. Even if it be the weight of a mustard seed, We shall bring it. And We suffice as Reckoner.
48 We indeed gave unto Moses and Aaron the Criterion, and a radiant light and a reminder for the reverent,
49 who fear their Lord unseen, and who are wary of the Hour.
50 This is a blessed Reminder that We have sent down. Will you then deny it?
51 And We indeed gave unto Abraham his sound judgment aforetime, and We knew him
52 when he said unto his father and his people, “What are these images to which you are cleaving?”
53 They said, “We found our fathers worshipping them.”
54 He said, “Certainly you and your fathers have been in manifest error.”
55 They said, “Have you brought us the truth, or are you among those who jest?”
56 He said, “Nay, but your Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth, Who originated them. And I am among those who bear witness unto this.
57 And by Allah, I shall scheme against your idols after you have turned your backs.”
58 So he broke them into pieces—save the largest of them—that haply they may have recourse to it.
59 They said, “Who has done this to our gods? Verily he is among the wrongdoers!”
60 They said, “We heard a young man mention them; he is called Abraham.”
61 They said, “So bring him before the eyes of the people, that haply they may bear witness.”
62 They said, “Was it you who did this to our gods, O Abraham?”
63 He said, “Nay, but it was the largest of them that did this. So question them, if they speak!”
64 So they consulted among themselves and said, “Verily it is you who are the wrongdoers!”
65 Then they reverted, “Certainly you know that these speak not!”
66 He said, “Do you worship, apart from Allah, that which benefits you not in the least, nor harms you?
67 Fie upon you, and upon that which you worship apart from Allah. Do you not understand?”
68 They said, “Burn him, and help your gods, if you would take action!”
69 We said, “O Fire! Be coolness and peace for Abraham.”
70 They desired to scheme against him, but We made them the greatest losers.
71 And We delivered him and Lot to the land that We blessed for all peoples.
72 And We bestowed upon him Isaac, and Jacob as an added gift. And each of them We made righteous.
73 And We made them imams, guiding according to Our Command. And We revealed unto them the doing of good deeds, the performance of prayer, and the giving of alms. And they were worshippers of Us.
74 And as for Lot, We gave unto him judgment and knowledge, and We saved him from the town that was committing vile deeds. Truly they were an evil people, iniquitous.
75 And We caused him to enter Our Mercy; verily, he was among the righteous.
76 And [remember] Noah, when he cried out aforetime, We answered him and saved him and his family from great distress.
77 And We helped him against those people who denied Our signs. Truly they were an evil people; so We drowned them all together.
78 And [remember] David and Solomon, when they rendered judgment regarding the tillage, when the people’s sheep strayed therein by night. And We were Witness to their judgment.
79 We made Solomon to understand it, and unto both We gave judgment and knowledge. We compelled the mountains and the birds to glorify along with David; We did this.
80 And We taught him how to make garments for you to protect you against your own might, but are you thankful?
81 And unto Solomon, the wind blowing violently: it ran by his command to the land that We had blessed. And We know all things.
82 Among the satans are those who dove deep for him, and performed other deeds besides this. And We guarded them.
83 And [remember] Job, when he cried unto his Lord, “Truly affliction has befallen me! And Thou art the most Merciful of the merciful.”
84 So We answered him and removed the affliction that was upon him, and We gave him his family, and the like thereof along with them, as a mercy from Us and a reminder to the worshippers.
85 And [remember] Ishmael, Idrīs, and Dhu’l-Kifl—each was among the patient.
86 We caused them to enter Our Mercy; truly they are among the righteous.
87 And [remember] Dhu’l-Nūn, when he went away in anger, and thought We had no power over him. Then he cried out in the darkness, “There is no god but Thee! Glory be to Thee! Truly I have been among the wrongdoers.”
88 So We answered him, and saved him from grief. Thus do We save the believers.
89 And [remember] Zachariah, when he cried out to his Lord, “My Lord! Leave me not childless, though Thou art the best of inheritors.”
90 So We answered him, and bestowed John upon him, and We set his wife aright for him. Truly they vied in good deeds. They called upon Us with desire and with fear, and they were humble before Us.
91 And as for she who preserved her chastity, We breathed into her of Our Spirit, and made her and her son a sign for the worlds.
92 Truly this community of yours is one community, and I am your Lord. So worship Me!
93 But they have fragmented their affair among themselves. Each is returning unto Us.
94 And whosoever performs righteous deeds and is a believer, there shall be no ingratitude for his endeavor, and surely We shall write [it] down for him.
95 And it is forbidden unto any town We have destroyed that they should ever return,
96 till the time when Gog and Magog are unleashed, and they rush down from every hill,
97 and the true promise draws nigh. And, behold, there shall be the fixed stare of those who disbelieved, “Oh, woe unto us! We have certainly been heedless of this! Indeed, we have been wrongdoers.”
98 Surely you and that which you worship apart from Allah shall be fuel for Hell. Unto it you shall come.
99 Had these been gods, they would not have come unto it. But each shall abide therein.
100 Theirs shall be groaning therein, and therein they shall hear not.
101 Surely those for whom what is most beautiful has already gone forth from Us; they shall be kept far from it.
102 They hear not the slightest sound thereof, while they abide in that which their souls desire.
103 The greatest terror will not grieve them, and the angels will receive them. “This is your Day, which you were promised.”
104 That Day We shall roll up the sky like the rolling of scrolls for writings. As We began the first creation, so shall We bring it back—a promise binding upon Us. Surely We shall do it.
105 And We have indeed written in the Psalms, after the Reminder, that My righteous servants shall inherit the earth.
106 Truly in this is a proclamation for a worshipful people.
107 And We sent thee not, save as a mercy unto the worlds.
108 Say, “It is only revealed unto me that your god is one god. So will you be submitters?”
109 But if they turn away, say, “I have proclaimed to you all equally. I know not whether that which you are promised is nigh or far off.
110 Verily He knows that which is spoken openly and He knows that which you conceal.
111 And I know not; perhaps it is a trial for you, and an enjoyment for a while.”
112 He said, “My Lord, judge with truth! Our Lord is the Compassionate, the One Whose help is sought against that which you ascribe.”

Chapter 60-23
1 Truly the believers have prospered,
2 who are humble in their prayers,
3 and who turn away from idle talk,
4 and who give the alms,
5 and who guard their private parts,
6 save from their spouses or those whom their right hands possess, for then they are not blameworthy—
7 and as for those who seek beyond that, it is they who are transgressors—
8 and who keep their trusts and their covenant,
9 and who are mindful of their prayers.
10 It is they who are the heirs,
11 who shall inherit Paradise, abiding therein.
12 And indeed We created man from a draught of clay.
13 Then We made him a drop in a secure dwelling place.
14 Then of the drop We created a blood clot, then of the blood clot We created a lump of flesh, then of the lump of flesh We created bones and We clothed the bones with flesh; then We brought him into being as another creation. Blessed is Allah, the best of creators!
15 Then indeed you shall die thereafter.
16 Then surely you shall be raised up on the Day of Resurrection.
17 And indeed We created above you seven paths, and We were not heedless of creation.
18 And We sent down water from Heaven in due measure, and settled it in the earth, and We are able to make it disappear.
19 And thereby We brought into being for you gardens of date palms and grapevines, wherein you have many fruits and whereof you eat,
20 and a tree issuing forth from Mount Sinai that produces oil and a seasoning for eating.
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Student of Al Kitaab: 21 And truly in cattle there is a lesson for you: We give you to drink from that which is in their bellies, and in them you have many uses, and some of them you eat.
22 And upon them, and upon ships, are you carried.
23 And We indeed sent Noah to his people, and he said, “O my people! Worship Allah! You have no god other than Him. Will you not be reverent?”
24 But the notables who disbelieved among his people said, “This is only a human being like yourselves, desiring to set himself above you. And had Allah willed, He would have sent down angels. We heard not of this from our fathers of old.
25 He is but a man possessed. So wait concerning him, for a time.”
26 He said, “My Lord! Help me, for they deny me.”
27 So We revealed unto Him, “Build the Ark before Our eyes and by Our Revelation. Then when Our Command comes and the oven gushes forth, place therein two of every kind, and thy family except those against whom the word has already gone forth. And address Me not concerning those who did wrong; surely they shall be drowned.
28 And when thou mountest the Ark, thou and those with thee, say, ‘Praise be to Allah, who has saved us from the wrongdoing people.’
29 And say, ‘My Lord! Harbor me in a blessed harbor, for Thou art the best of harborers.’
30 Truly in that are signs, and truly We put [mankind] to the test.”
31 Then after them We brought into being another generation.
32 And We sent among them a messenger from among themselves, [saying], “Worship Allah! You have no god other than Him. Will you not be reverent?”
33 And the notables of his people who disbelieved and denied the meeting of the Hereafter, and unto whom We had given luxury in the life of this world, said, “This is but a human being like you, eating of what you eat, and drinking from what you drink.
34 So if you obey a human being like yourselves, then surely you will be losers.
35 Does he promise you that when you are dead and are dust and bones, you shall indeed be brought forth?
36 Far-fetched, far-fetched is that which you are promised.
37 There is naught but our life in this world: we die and we live, and we will not be resurrected.
38 He is but a man fabricating lies against Allah, and we do not believe him.”
39 He said, “My Lord! Help me, for they deny me.”
40 He said, “In a little while they shall become remorseful.”
41 So the Cry seized them rightly, and We made them into dross; so away with the wrongdoing people!
42 Then after them We brought into being other generations.
43 No community can hasten its term, nor delay it.
44 Then We sent Our messengers in succession. Whenever there came unto a community its messenger, they would deny him. So We caused them to follow one another, and made them the objects of stories. So away with a people who believe not!
45 Then We sent Moses and his brother Aaron with Our signs and a manifest authority
46 to Pharaoh and his notables. But they waxed arrogant and were a haughty people.
47 They said, “Shall we believe in two human beings like us, while their people are slaves we possess?”
48 But they denied them, and so were among the destroyed.
49 And indeed We gave unto Moses the Book, that haply they may be guided.
50 And We made the son of Mary and his mother a sign, and We gave them refuge in a high place of stillness and a flowing spring.
51 O messengers! Eat of the good things and work righteousness. Truly I know what you do.
52 And truly this community of yours is one community, and I am your Lord, so reverence Me.
53 But they made their affair to be founded upon different scriptures, each party exulting in what it had.
54 So leave them in their heedlessness for a time.
55 Do they reckon that, [on account of] the wealth and the children that We have provided them,
56 We hasten unto good for them? Nay, but they are unaware!
57 Truly those who are in awe for fear of their Lord,
58 and those who believe in the signs of their Lord,
59 and those who ascribe not partners unto their Lord,
60 and those who give what they give while their hearts quake with fear that they shall return to their Lord—
61 it is they who hasten toward good deeds, and are foremost in them.
62 And We task no soul beyond its capacity, and with Us is a Book that speaks in truth. And they shall not be wronged.
63 Nay, indeed their hearts are engrossed away from this, and they have other deeds besides which they undertake,
64 till, when We seize those of them who lived in luxury with the punishment, behold, they shall implore!
65 Implore not today! Truly you will not be helped by Us!
66 My signs were recited unto you, but you used to turn on your heels,
67 waxing arrogant on account thereof, talking foolishly by night.
68 Have they not contemplated the Word, or has there come unto them that which came not unto their forefathers?
69 Or do they not know their Messenger, and so deny him?
70 Or do they say, “He is possessed?” Rather, he has brought them the truth, but most of them are averse to the truth.
71 Were the truth to follow their caprices, the heavens and the earth and those therein would have been corrupted. Nay, We gave them their reminder, but they turned away from their reminder.
72 Dost thou ask any recompense of them? For thy Lord’s recompense is better, and He is the best of providers.
73 Surely thou callest them unto a straight path.
74 And truly those who believe not in the Hereafter are deviating from the path.
75 And were We to show them mercy and remove whatever evil was upon them, they would surely persist, wandering confused in their rebellion.
76 And We already seized them with the punishment, but they did not yield to their Lord, nor are they humble,
77 till, when We open upon them a gate of severe punishment, behold, they despair therein.
78 He it is Who brought into being for you hearing, sight, and hearts. Little do you give thanks!
79 He it is Who created you on the earth, and unto Him shall you be gathered.
80 And He it is Who gives life and causes death, and unto Him belongs the variation of the night and the day. Will you not, then, understand?
81 Nay, but they say the like of that which was said by those of old.
82 They say, “What, when we have died and are dust and bones, are we to be resurrected?
83 We and our fathers were certainly warned of this before. These are naught but fables of those of old.”
84 Say, “Whose is the earth and whosoever is upon it, if you know?”
85 They will say, “Allah’s.” Say, “Will you not, then, take heed?”
86 Say, “Who is the Lord of the seven heavens and the Lord of the great Throne?”
87 They will say, “Allah’s.” Say, “Will you not then be reverent?”
88 Say, “Who is it in Whose Hand lies the dominion of everything, who protects but is not protected against, if you know?”
89 They will say, “Allah’s.” Say, “How then are you bewitched?”
90 Nay, We brought them the truth, and indeed they are liars.
91 Allah has not taken any child, and neither are there any gods with Him, for then each god would take away what he created, and some of them would overcome others. Glory be to Allah? above that which they ascribe!
92 Knower of the Unseen and the seen! Exalted is He above the partners they ascribe!
93 Say, “My Lord! If Thou showest me what they are promised,
94 my Lord, then place me not among the wrongdoing people!”
95 And surely We are able to show you what We promise them.
96 Repel evil by that which is better. We know best what they ascribe.
97 And say, “My Lord! I seek refuge in Thee from the incitements of the satans.
98 And I seek refuge in Thee, my Lord, lest they should be present with me.”
99 Till, when death comes to one of them, he says, “My Lord! Return me,
100 that haply I may work righteousness with regard to that which I left.” Nay, indeed these are words that he speaks. And behind them is a barrier till the Day they are resurrected.
101 And when the trumpet is blown, there shall be no kinship between them that Day, nor will they question one another.
102 As for those whose scales are heavy, it is they who shall prosper.
103 And as for those whose scales are light, it is they who shall lose their souls, abiding in Hell.
104 The Fire will smite their faces, and they shall grimace therein.
105 “Were not My signs recited unto you, and you used to deny them?”
106 They will say, “Our Lord! Our wretchedness overwhelmed us, and we were a people astray.
107 Our Lord! Remove us from it! Then if we revert, we shall be wrongdoers.”
108 He will say, “Be gone therein, and speak not to Me.”
109 Verily there was a group of My servants who would say, “Our Lord! We believe; so forgive us and have mercy upon us, and Thou art the best of those who are merciful.”
110 But you took them in mockery, till it made you forget My remembrance, and you used to laugh at them.
111 Truly today I have rewarded them for having been patient. Truly they are the triumphant.
112 He will say, “How many years did you tarry on earth?”
113 They will say, “We tarried a day or part of a day. But ask those who keep count.”
114 He will say, “You tarried but a little, if you but knew.”
115 “Did you suppose, then, that We created you frivolously, and that you would not be returned unto Us?”
116 So, exalted is Allah, the True Sovereign; there is no god but He, Lord of the noble Throne.
117 Whosoever calls upon another god along with Allah, for which he has no proof, his reckoning is with Allah. Truly the disbelievers will not prosper.
118 Say, “My Lord! Forgive and show mercy, for Thou art the best of those who are merciful.”

Chapter 61-20
1 Ṭā. Hā.
2 We did not send down the Quran unto thee that thou shouldst be distressed,
3 but only as a reminder unto one who fears [Allah],
4 a revelation from He, Who created the earth and the high heavens.
5 The Compassionate mounted the Throne.
6 Unto Him belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is on the earth, whatsoever is between them, and whatsoever lies beneath the ground.
7 And if thou speakest aloud, verily He knows what is secret and what is more hidden still.
8 Allah, there is no god but He. Unto Him belong the Most Beautiful Names.
9 Hast thou heard tell of Moses,
10 when he saw a fire and said unto his family, “Stay here. Verily I perceive a fire. Perhaps I shall bring you a brand therefrom, or find guidance at the fire”?
11 Then when he came to it, he was called, “O Moses!
12 Verily I am thy Lord. Take off thy sandals. Truly thou art in the holy valley of Ṭuwā.
13 I have chosen thee, so listen to what is revealed.
14 Truly I am Allah, there is no god but I. So worship Me, and perform the prayer for the remembrance of Me.
15 Surely the Hour is coming. I would keep it hidden, that every soul might be recompensed for its endeavors.
16 So let not he who believes not and follows his caprices turn thee away from it, or thou wilt perish.
17 And what is that in thy right hand, O Moses?”
18 He said, “It is my staff. I lean upon it and beat down leaves for my sheep. And I have other uses for it.”
19 He said, “Cast it, O Moses!”
20 So he cast it, and behold, it was a serpent, moving swiftly.
21 He said, “Take hold of it, and fear not! We shall restore it to its former way.
22 And enclose thy hand in thy side. It will come forth white, without blemish, as another sign,
23 that We may show thee some of Our greatest signs.
24 Go unto Pharaoh! Truly he has rebelled!”
25 He said, “My Lord! Expand for me my breast!
26 Make my affair easy for me,
27 and untie a knot from my tongue,
28 that they may understand my speech.
29 And appoint for me a helper from among my family,
30 Aaron, my brother.
31 Through him, increase my strength,
32 and make him a partner in my affair,
33 that we may glorify Thee much
34 and remember Thee much.
35 Truly Thou dost ever see us.”
36 He said, “Thou hast been granted thy request, O Moses!
37 And We have indeed shown thee favor another time,
38 when We revealed to thy mother that which was revealed:
39 ‘Cast him into the ark and cast it into the sea. Then the sea will throw him upon the bank. An enemy unto Me and an enemy unto him shall take him.’ And I cast upon thee a love from Me, that thou mightest be formed under My eye.
40 When thy sister went forth and said, ‘Shall I show you one who can nurse him?’ Thus We returned thee to thy mother that she might be comforted and grieve not. And thou didst slay a soul, but We saved thee from sorrow. And We tried thee with trials. Then thou didst remain some years among the people of Midian. Then thou didst come, as determined, O Moses.
41 I selected thee for Myself.
42 Go forth, thou and thy brother, with My signs, and tire not in the remembrance of Me.
43 Go, both of you, unto Pharaoh! Truly he has rebelled!
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Student of Al Kitaab: 44 Yet speak unto him gently, that haply he may remember or have fear.”
45 They said, “Our Lord! Truly we fear that he will deal hastily with us, or that he will transgress.”
46 He said, “Fear not! Truly I am with ye twain; I hear and I see.
47 So come unto him and say, ‘Truly we are two messengers of your Lord. So send forth with us the Children of Israel and punish them not. We have brought you a sign from your Lord. Peace be upon him who follows guidance!
48 Truly it has been revealed unto us that punishment shall come upon him who denies and turns away.’”
49 He said, “So who is the Lord of you two, O Moses?”
50 He said, “Our Lord is He Who gives everything its creation, then guides [it].”
51 He said, “What, then, of former generations?”
52 He said, “Knowledge thereof is with my Lord in a Book—He errs not, nor does He forget—
53 the One Who made the earth a cradle for you, and threaded paths for you therein. He sent down water from the sky, wherewith We brought forth diverse kinds of vegetation [saying],
54 ‘Eat and pasture your cattle.’” Truly in that are signs for those possessed of intelligence.
55 From it We created you, and unto it We shall bring you back, and from it We shall bring you forth a another time.
56 We indeed showed him Our signs, all of them; yet he denied and refused.
57 He said, “Have you come to us in order to expel us from our land with your sorcery, O Moses?
58 But we shall surely produce for you sorcery like it. So appoint a tryst between you and us at a neutral place, which neither you nor we shall fail to keep.”
59 He said, “Your tryst shall be on the Day of Adornment; let the people be gathered when the sun has risen high.”
60 Then Pharaoh turned away and devised his scheme. Then he came.
61 Moses said to them, “Woe unto you! Do not fabricate a lie against Allah, lest He should destroy you with a punishment. Whosoever fabricates [lies] has failed.”
62 So they debated their affair among themselves and kept secret their intimate discourse.
63 They said, “These two are sorcerers who wish to expel you from your land with their sorcery and to do away with your exemplary way of life.
64 So gather your plot, then come in ranks. Today, whosoever gains the upper hand will surely have prospered!”
65 They said, “O Moses! Either you cast, or we shall be the first to cast.”
66 He said, “Nay, you cast.” Then, behold, their ropes and their staffs appeared to him, through their sorcery, to move swiftly,
67 whereat Moses conceived a fear in his soul.
68 We said, “Fear not! Truly thou art uppermost.
69 Cast that which is in thy right hand; it will devour what they have produced. They have produced only a sorcerer’s trick. And the sorcerer prospers not, wherever he may go.”
70 Then the sorcerers were cast down in prostration. They said, “We believe in the Lord of Aaron and Moses.”
71 He said, “Do you believe in Him before I give you leave? He is indeed your chief, who has taught you sorcery. Now I shall surely cut off your hands and your feet on alternate sides, and I shall surely crucify you on the trunks of palm trees. And you will surely know which of us [inflicts] a more severe and lasting punishment!”
72 They said, “We shall never prefer you to the clear proofs that have come to us, nor to Him who originated us. So decree whatsoever you decree; you only decree in the life of this world.
73 Truly we believe in our Lord, that He may forgive us our sins and the sorcery that you compelled us to perform. And Allah is better and more lasting!”
74 Verily, whosoever comes unto his Lord guilty, surely his shall be Hell, wherein he neither dies nor lives.
75 But whosoever comes unto Him as a believer, having performed righteous deeds, theirs shall be the highest ranks—
76 Gardens of Eden with rivers running below, abiding therein. That is the recompense of one who purifies himself.
77 And We indeed revealed unto Moses, “Set forth with My servants by night and strike for them a dry path through the sea. Be not afraid of being overtaken, and fear not.”
78 Then Pharaoh pursued them with his hosts, and they were overwhelmed by the sea that enshrouded them.
79 Pharaoh led his people astray, and guided them not.
80 O Children of Israel! We have saved you from your enemies and have appointed a tryst for you on the right side of the Mount. And We sent down unto you manna and quails.
81 Eat of the good things We have provided you, but exceed not the limits therein, lest My Wrath be unleashed upon you. And he upon whom My Wrath is unleashed has been cast into ruin.
82 And surely I am most forgiving toward the one who repents and believes and works righteousness, and thereafter is rightly guided.
83 “What hast made thee hasten from thy people, O Moses?”
84 He said, “They are close upon my footsteps, and I hastened unto Thee, my Lord, that Thou mayest be content.”
85 He said, “Truly We tried thy people in thine absence, and the Samaritan led them astray.”
86 Then Moses returned to his people, angry and aggrieved. He said, “O my people! Did your Lord not make you a goodly Promise? Did the pact seem too long for you? Or did you desire that the anger of your Lord be unleashed upon you, such that you failed your tryst with me?”
87 They said, “We did not fail our tryst with thee of our own will, but we were laden with the burden of the people’s ornaments. So we cast them [into the pit], and thus did the Samaritan throw also.”
88 Then he brought forth for them a calf as a mere body that lowed, and they said, “This is your god and the god of Moses, though he has forgotten.”
89 Have they not considered that it does not respond to them with words, and that it has no power over what harm or benefit may come to them?
90 And Aaron had indeed said to them earlier, “O my people! You are merely being tested by this, and truly your Lord is the Compassionate. So follow me and obey my command!”
91 They said, “We shall not cease to be its devotees till Moses returns unto us.”
92 He said, “O Aaron! What hindered thee, when thou didst see them going astray,
93 that thou didst not follow me? Didst thou disobey my command?”
94 He said, “O son of my mother! Seize not my beard or my head. Truly I feared that thou wouldst say, ‘Thou hast caused division among the Children of Israel, and thou hast not heeded my word.’”
95 He said, “What was your purpose, O Samaritan?”
96 He said, “I saw that which they saw not. So I took a handful [of dust] from the footsteps of the messenger, and I cast it. Thus did my soul prompt me.”
97 He said, “Be gone! In this life it shall be yours to say, ‘Touch [me] not!’ And truly for you there is a tryst that you cannot fail to keep. Now observe your god, to whom you remained devoted: we shall surely burn it and scatter its ashes in the sea!”
98 Your only god is Allah, besides whom there is no other god. He encompasses all things in knowledge.
99 Thus do We narrate unto thee some of the accounts of those who have come before. And We have given thee a Reminder from Our Presence.
100 Whosoever turns away from it, verily he shall bear it as a burden on the Day of Resurrection,
101 abiding therein. How evil a burden for them on the Day of Resurrection—
102 the Day the trumpet shall be blown, and We shall gather the guilty on that Day, blind.
103 They will whisper among themselves, “You have tarried only ten [days].”
104 We know well that which they will say, when the most exemplary of them in conduct will say, “You have tarried only a day!”
105 They ask thee about the mountains. Say, “My Lord shall scatter them as ashes.
106 And He will leave it a barren plain.
107 You will see no crookedness or curvature therein.”
108 On that Day they shall follow a herald in whom there is no crookedness. And voices will be humbled before the Compassionate, and you will hear naught but a murmur.
109 On that Day intercession will be of no benefit, save [that of] those whom the Compassionate has granted leave and with whose word He is content.
110 He knows that which is before them and that which is behind them, and they encompass Him not in knowledge.
111 Faces will be humbled before the Living, the Self-Subsisting. And whosoever bears wrongdoing will have failed.
112 But whosoever performs righteous deeds and is a believer, he shall fear neither wrong nor deprivation.
113 Thus have We sent it down as an Arabic Quran, and We have varied the threat therein that haply they may be reverent, or [that] it might occasion remembrance for them.
114 Exalted is Allah, the True Sovereign. Be not in haste with the Quran before its revelation is completed for thee, but say, “My Lord! Increase me in knowledge!”
115 And We indeed made a pact with Adam aforetime, but he forgot. And We found no resoluteness in him.
116 And when We said unto the angels, “Prostrate yourselves before Adam,” they prostrated, save Iblīs; he refused.
117 We said, “O Adam! Truly this is an enemy unto thee and thy wife. So let him not expel the two of you from the Garden, such that thou wouldst be wretched.
118 Truly it is for thee that thou shalt neither hunger therein, nor go naked,
119 and that thou shalt neither thirst therein, nor suffer from the heat of the sun.”
120 Then Satan whispered to him. He said, “O Adam! Shall I show thee the Tree of Everlastingness and a kingdom that never decays?”
121 So they both ate therefrom. Then their nakedness was exposed to them, and they began to sew together the leaves of the Garden. Adam disobeyed his Lord, and so he erred.
122 Then his Lord chose him, and relented unto him and guided [him].
123 He said, “Get down from it, both you together, each of you an enemy to the other. And if guidance should come unto you from Me, then whosoever follows My Guidance shall not go astray, nor be wretched.
124 But whosoever turns away from the remembrance of Me, truly his shall be a miserable life, and We shall raise him blind on the Day of Resurrection.”
125 He will say, “My Lord! Why hast Thou raised me blind, when I used to see?”
126 He will say, “Thus it is. Our signs came unto you, but you forgot them. Even so, this Day shall you be forgotten!”
127 Thus do We recompense whosoever is prodigal and believes not in the signs of his Lord. And surely the punishment of the Hereafter is more severe and more lasting.
128 Does it not serve as guidance for them, how many generations We destroyed before them, amid whose dwellings they walk? Truly in that are signs for those possessed of intelligence.
129 And were it not for a Word that had already gone forth from thy Lord and a term appointed, it would be inevitable.
130 So bear patiently that which they say, and hymn the praise of thy Lord before the rising of the sun and before its setting, and in the hours of the night glorify [Him], and at the ends of the day, that haply thou mayest be content.
131 Strain not thine eyes toward the enjoyments We have granted certain classes of them, as the splendor of the life of this world, that We may test them concerning it. The provision of thy Lord is better and more lasting.
132 And bid thy family to prayer and be steadfast therein. We ask no provision of thee; We provide for thee. And the end belongs to reverence.
133 They say, “Why has he not brought us a sign from his Lord?” Has there not come unto them the clear proof of that which is in the scriptures of old?
134 Had We destroyed them with a punishment before it, they would have said, “Our Lord! If only Thou hadst sent a messenger unto us, we would have followed Thy signs before being abased and disgraced.”
135 Say, “Each is waiting, so wait! For you shall come to know those who are the companions of the sound path, and those who are rightly guided.”

Chapter 62-37
1 By those ranged in ranks,
2 and the drivers driving,
3 and the reciters of a reminder,
4 truly your god is One,
5 Lord of the heavens and the earth and whatsoever is between them, and Lord of the easts.
6 Truly We adorned the lowest heaven with an ornament, the stars,
7 and a guard against every defiant satan.
8 They listen not to the Highest Assembly, for they are repelled from every side—
9 cast out, and theirs shall be a punishment everlasting—
10 save one who snatches a fragment as a piercing flame pursues him.
11 So ask them, are they more difficult to create, or those whom We created? Truly We created them from a viscous clay.
12 Indeed, but thou dost marvel, while they scoff.
13 And when they are reminded, they do not remember.
14 And when they see a sign, they seek to scoff,
15 and say, “This is naught but manifest sorcery.
16 What! When we have died and are dust and bones are we to be resurrected,
17 and our fathers of old?”
18 Say, “Yes, and debased will you be.”
19 Then there will be but a single cry. And they will then behold.
20 They will say, “Oh, woe unto us! This is the Day of Judgment.”
21 This is the Day of Division that you used to deny.
22 Gather those who did wrong together with their spouses and that which they used to worship
23 apart from Allah, and guide them unto the path of Hellfire.
24 And stop them. Surely they are to be questioned:
25 “What ails you that you do not help one another?”
26 Nay, but this Day they will surrender.
27 And they will turn to one another, questioning each other,
28 saying, “Truly you used to come to us from the right.”
29 They reply, “Nay, but you were not believers.
30 And we had no authority over you. Rather, you were a rebellious people.
31 So the Word of our Lord has come due for us; truly we shall taste [it].
32 We caused you to err for truly we were errant.”
33 Verily that Day they will share in the punishment.
34 Thus do We deal with the guilty.
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36 saying, “Are we to forsake our gods for a poet possessed?”
37 Nay! He has come with the truth and confirmed the messengers.
38 Truly you shall taste the painful punishment.
39 And you shall not be requited, save for that which you used to do.
40 Not so for Allah’s sincere servants.
41 For them there shall be a known provision,
42 fruits. And they will be honored
43 in Gardens of bliss,
44 upon couches, facing one another,
45 with a cup from a gushing spring brought round,
46 white, delicious to those who drink thereof.
47 No headiness lies therein; nor are they intoxicated by it.
48 And theirs shall be maidens of modest gaze with lustrous eyes,
49 as if they were hidden eggs.
50 And they will turn to one another, questioning each other.
51 One among them will say, “I had a companion
52 who would say, ‘Are you among those who confirm?
53 What! When we have died and are dust and bones, are we to be requited?’”
54 He will say, “Will you look?”
55 So he will look and see him in the midst of Hellfire.
56 He will say, “By Allah! You did well-nigh destroy me;
57 and if not for the blessing of my Lord, I would have been among the arraigned.
58 Are we then not to die,
59 but our first death, and are we not to be punished?
60 This indeed is the great triumph!”
61 For the like of this, then, let the laborers labor.
62 Is this a better welcome or the tree of Zaqqūm?
63 Truly We have made it a trial for the wrongdoers.
64 Truly it is a tree that emerges in the depths of Hellfire.
65 Its spathes are as the heads of satans.
66 They will eat thereof and fill their bellies therewith.
67 Then on top of it they will have a brew of a boiling liquid.
68 Then their return shall be unto Hellfire.
69 Truly they found their fathers astray;
70 yet they hasten in their footsteps.
71 And before them most of those of old had indeed gone astray,
72 though We had indeed sent warners among them.
73 So behold how those who were warned fared in the end.
74 Not so for Allah’s sincere servants.
75 And indeed Noah cried out to Us. How excellent are those who respond!
76 We saved him and his people from great distress,
77 and We made his progeny endure,
78 and We left [a blessing] upon him among later generations:
79 “Peace be upon Noah throughout the worlds.”
80 Thus do We recompense the virtuous.
81 Truly he was among Our believing servants.
82 Then We drowned the others.
83 And surely among his party was Abraham,
84 when he came unto his Lord with a sound heart,
85 when he said unto his father and his people, “What do you worship?
86 Is it a perversion, gods apart from Allah, that you desire?
87 What, then, think you of the Lord of the worlds?”
88 Then he cast a glance at the stars
89 and said, “Truly I am sick.”
90 But they turned their backs on him.
91 Then he went quietly to their gods and said, “Will you not eat?
92 What ails you that you speak not?”
93 Then he turned upon them, striking with his right hand.
94 Then they came to him rushing.
95 He said, “Do you worship that which you carve,
96 while Allah created you and that which you make?”
97 They said, “Erect a building for him and cast him into the fire.”
98 They desired to scheme against him, so We made them the lowest.
99 And he said, “Truly I am going unto my Lord. He will guide me.
100 My Lord, give unto me from among the righteous.”
101 So We gave him glad tidings of a gentle son.
102 When he had become old enough to partake of his father’s endeavors, Abraham said, “O my son! I see while dreaming that I am to sacrifice you. So consider, what do you see?” He replied, “O my father! Do as you are commanded. You will find me, Allah willing, among those who are patient.”
103 But when they had submitted and Abraham had laid him upon his forehead,
104 We called unto him, “O Abraham!
105 Thou hast been true to the vision.” Thus indeed do We recompense the virtuous.
106 Truly this was the manifest trial.
107 Then We ransomed him with a great sacrifice.
108 And We left [a blessing] upon him among later generations:
109 “Peace be upon Abraham.”
110 Thus do We recompense the virtuous.
111 Truly he was among Our believing servants.
112 And We gave him glad tidings of Isaac, a prophet from among the righteous.
113 And We blessed him and Isaac. And among their progeny are the virtuous and those who clearly wrong themselves.
114 And We were gracious unto Moses and Aaron.
115 We saved them and their people from great distress
116 and helped them, so that they were the victors.
117 And We gave the two of them the Book that makes clear,
118 and guided the two of them upon the straight path.
119 And We left [a blessing] upon them among later generations:
120 “Peace be upon Moses and Aaron.”
121 Thus indeed do We recompense the virtuous.
122 Truly they were among Our believing servants.
123 And truly Elias was among the message bearers
124 when he said to his people, “Will you not reverence?
125 Do you call upon Baal and leave the most beautiful of creators?
126 Allah is your Lord and the Lord of your fathers of old.”
127 But they denied him; so they are surely to be arraigned.
128 Not so for Allah’s sincere servants.
129 And We left [a blessing] upon him among later generations:
130 “Peace be upon Elias.”
131 Thus indeed do We recompense the virtuous.
132 Truly he was among Our believing servants.
133 And truly Lot was among the message bearers.
134 Behold! We saved him and his family all together,
135 save for an old woman who was among those who lagged behind.
136 Then We destroyed the others.
137 And truly you pass by them in the morning
138 and at night. Do you not understand?
139 And truly Jonah was among the message bearers.
140 Behold! He fled to the full-laden ship,
141 and then cast lots and was among those rejected.
142 Then the fish swallowed him, for he was blameworthy.
143 And had he not been among those who glorify,
144 he would have tarried in its belly till the Day they are resurrected.
145 So We cast him, sick, upon the barren shore.
146 And We caused a gourd tree to grow over him.
147 Then We sent him unto a hundred thousand or more.
148 And they believed; so We granted them enjoyment for a while.
149 So ask them, does your Lord have daughters while they have sons?
150 Or did We create the angels female, while they were witnesses?
151 Behold! It is of their own perversion that they say,
152 “Allah has begotten,” while truly they are liars.
153 Has He chosen daughters over sons?
154 What ails you? How do you judge?
155 Do you not reflect?
156 Or have you a manifest authority?
157 Bring your Book, then, if you are truthful.
158 They have made kinship between Him and the jinn—yet the jinn know that they will surely be arraigned;
159 Glory be to Allah? above that which they ascribe.
160 Not so for Allah’s sincere servants.
161 For truly neither you nor that which you worship
162 can tempt any against Him,
163 save he who is to burn in Hellfire.
164 “There is none among us, but that he has a known station.
165 And truly we are those who are ranged [in ranks].
166 Truly we are those who glorify.”
167 Indeed, they used to say,
168 “If only we had a reminder from those of old,
169 then we would indeed be Allah’s sincere servants.”
170 But they disbelieved in it. So soon they will know,
171 for indeed Our Word has already gone forth unto Our message bearers
172 that they will surely be helped,
173 and that Our host will surely be victorious.
174 So turn away from them for a time,
175 and observe them; for they will soon observe.
176 Do they seek to hasten Our Punishment?
177 When it alights in their very midst, evil will be the morning of those who were warned!
178 So turn away from them for a time,
179 and observe; for they will soon observe.
180 Glory be to thy Lord, the Lord of Might, above that which they ascribe.
181 Peace be upon the message bearers.
182 And praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds.

Chapter 63-26
1 Ṭā. Sīn. Mīm.
2 These are the signs of the clear Book.
3 Perhaps thou dost torment thyself that they are not believers.
4 If We will, We will send down a sign from Heaven and their heads would remain bowed before it in humility.
5 Yet no new reminder comes to them from the Compassionate, but that they turn away from it.
6 Indeed, they have denied it, but there shall come to them the tidings of that which they used to mock.
7 Have they not considered the earth, how much of every noble kind We have caused to grow therein?
8 Truly in that is a sign, but most of them are not believers.
9 And truly thy Lord is the Mighty, the Merciful.
10 And [remember] when thy Lord called out to Moses, “Go to the wrongdoing people,
11 the people of Pharaoh. Will they not be reverent?”
12 He said, “My Lord, truly I fear that they will deny me.
13 And my breast will be straitened, and my tongue will not be unfettered; so send unto Aaron.
14 And they have a crime against me; thus I fear that they will slay me.”
15 He said, “Nay! Go forth, then, with Our signs. We shall be with you, listening.
16 So go to Pharaoh and say, ‘Verily we are sent by the Lord of the worlds,
17 that you may send with us the Children of Israel.’”
18 He said, “Did we not raise you among us as a child, and did you not stay among us for years of your life?
19 And you did your deed which you did, and you are one of the ingrates.”
20 He said, “I did it then, when I was one of those who are astray.
21 So I fled from you when I was afraid of you. Then my Lord granted me judgment and placed me among the messengers.
22 And that blessing you recount to me is that you have enslaved the Children of Israel.”
23 Pharaoh said, “And what is the Lord of the worlds?”
24 He said, “The Lord of the heavens and the earth and whatsoever is between them—would that you were certain.”
25 He said to those around him, “Do you not hear?”
26 He said, “Your Lord, and the Lord of your fathers of old.”
27 He said, “Truly your messenger who has been sent to you is possessed!”
28 He said, “The Lord of the East and the West and whatsoever is between them, if you understand.”
29 He said, “Truly if you take a god apart from me, I shall place you among the imprisoned!”
30 He said, “And if I bring you something manifest?”
31 “Bring it, then, if you are among the truthful.”
32 So Moses cast his staff, and behold, it was a serpent manifest.
33 Then he drew out his hand, and behold, it was white to the beholders.
34 He said to the notables around him, “Truly this is a knowing sorcerer,
35 who desires to expel you from your land with his sorcery. What would you command?”
36 They said, “Leave him and his brother a while, and send marshalers to the cities
37 to bring to you every knowing sorcerer.”
38 So the sorcerers were brought together for the tryst of an appointed day.
39 And it was said unto the people, “Will you gather,
40 that haply we may follow the sorcerers if they are the victors?”
41 Then, when the sorcerers came, they said to Pharaoh, “Shall we truly have a reward if we are the victors?”
42 He said, “Yes, and you shall then be among those brought nigh.”
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Student of Al Kitaab: 43 Moses said to them, “Cast what you would cast!”
44 So they cast their ropes and staffs and said, “By the might of Pharaoh, we shall surely be the victors!”
45 Then Moses cast his staff, and behold, it devours what they make falsely!
46 Then were the sorcerers cast down, prostrating.
47 They said, “We believe in the Lord of the worlds,
48 the Lord of Moses and Aaron.”
49 He said, “Do you believe in Him before I give you leave? He is indeed your chief, who has taught you sorcery. You will surely know! I shall surely cut off your hands and your feet from opposite sides, and I shall surely crucify you all!”
50 They said, “It is no harm. Truly unto our Lord do we turn.
51 Truly we hope that our Lord will forgive us our sins for our having been the first of the believers.”
52 Then We revealed unto Moses, “Set forth with My servants by night; you shall indeed be pursued.”
53 Then Pharaoh sent marshalers to the cities [saying],
54 “These indeed are a small band,
55 and indeed they have enraged us,
56 and we are a host at the ready!”
57 So We expelled them from gardens and springs,
58 and treasures and a noble station.
59 So it was, and We made the Children of Israel to inherit them.
60 Then they pursued them at sunrise.
61 And when the two hosts saw one another, the companions of Moses said, “We are overtaken!”
62 He said, “Nay! Truly my Lord is with me; He will guide me.”
63 Then We revealed unto Moses, “Strike the sea with thy staff!” and it parted, and each part was as a great mountain.
64 And thither We brought the others nigh.
65 And We delivered Moses and those with him all together.
66 Then We drowned the others.
67 Truly in that is a sign, though most of them are not believers.
68 And truly thy Lord is the Mighty, the Merciful.
69 And recite unto them the story of Abraham,
70 when he said to his father and his people, “What are you worshipping?”
71 They said, “We worship idols, and we remain ever devoted to them.”
72 He said, “Do they hear you when you call?
73 Or do they benefit or harm you?”
74 They said, “Nay, but we found our fathers doing so.”
75 He said, “Have you considered what you worship,
76 you and your ancestors?
77 For they are all enemies unto me, save the Lord of the worlds,
78 Who created me, and guides me,
79 and Who feeds me and gives me drink,
80 and Who, when I am ill, heals me,
81 and Who causes me to die, then gives me life,
82 and Who I hope will forgive me my sins on the Day of Judgment.
83 My Lord! Grant me judgment, and bind me to the righteous!
84 And make for me faithful renown among later generations.
85 And place me among the heirs of the Garden of bliss.
86 And forgive my father—he is one of those who are astray.
87 And disgrace me not on the Day they are resurrected,
88 the Day when neither wealth nor children avail,
89 save for him who comes to Allah with a sound heart.”
90 And the Garden will be brought nigh unto the reverent,
91 and Hellfire will become apparent to the errant.
92 And it will be said unto them, “Where is that which you worshipped
93 apart from Allah? Are they helping you or helping themselves?”
94 Then they shall be toppled into it, they and the errant,
95 and the hosts of Iblīs all together.
96 They will say, as they dispute with one another therein,
97 “By Allah, indeed we were in manifest error,
98 when we made you equal with the Lord of the worlds.
99 And none caused us to go astray but the guilty.
100 So now we have no intercessors,
101 nor any loyal friend.
102 If we had another turn, we would be among the believers.”
103 Truly in that is a sign, but most of them are not believers.
104 And truly thy Lord is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.
105 The people of Noah denied the messengers,
106 when their brother Noah said unto them, “Will you not be reverent?
107 Truly I am a trustworthy messenger unto you.
108 So reverence Allah and obey me.
109 And I ask not of you any reward for it; my reward lies only with the Lord of the worlds.
110 So reverence Allah and obey me.”
111 They said, “Shall we believe you, when the lowliest follow you?”
112 He said, “What knowledge have I of what they used to do?
113 Their reckoning is only by my Lord, were you but aware.
114 And I shall not drive away the believers.
115 I am but a clear warner.”
116 They said, “Truly if you cease not, O Noah, you shall indeed be among the stoned.”
117 He said, “My Lord, verily my people have denied me.
118 So decide between me and them, and deliver me and the believers who are with me!”
119 So We delivered him and those who were with him in the full-laden Ark.
120 Then afterwards We drowned those who remained.
121 Truly in that is a sign, but most of them are not believers.
122 And truly thy Lord is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.
123 ʿĀd denied the messengers,
124 when their brother Hūd said unto them, “Will you not be reverent?
125 Truly I am a trustworthy messenger unto you.
126 So reverence Allah and obey me.
127 And I ask not of you any reward for it; my reward lies only with the Lord of the worlds.
128 Do you frivolously build on every high place a sign?
129 And do you occupy castles, that haply you may ever abide?
130 And when you strike, do you strike as tyrants?
131 So reverence Allah and obey me.
132 And reverence Him who has succored you with what you know,
133 succored you with cattle and children,
134 and gardens and springs.
135 Truly I fear for you the punishment of a tremendous day!”
136 They said, “It is the same to us whether you exhort us or whether you are not among those who exhort.
137 This is naught but the ethos of those of old,
138 and we shall not be punished.”
139 So they denied him, and We destroyed them. Truly in that is a sign, but most of them are not believers.
140 And truly thy Lord is, indeed, the Mighty, the Merciful.
141 The Thamūd denied the messengers,
142 when their brother Ṣāliḥ said unto them, “Will you not be reverent?
143 Truly I am a trustworthy messenger unto you.
144 So reverence Allah and obey me.
145 And I ask not of you any reward for it; my reward lies only with the Lord of the worlds.
146 Will you be left among that which is here, secure,
147 amid gardens and springs,
148 sown fields, date palms with ripe stalks?
149 And you skillfully hew dwellings in the mountains.
150 So reverence Allah and obey me.
151 And obey not the commands of the prodigal,
152 who work corruption upon the earth, and do not set matters aright.”
153 They said, “You are but one of the bewitched.
154 You are naught but a human being like us; so bring a sign, if you are among the truthful.”
155 He said, “This is a she-camel; she shall have drink and you shall drink on an appointed day.
156 And touch her not with harm, lest you be taken by the punishment of a tremendous day.”
157 But they hamstrung her, and then became remorseful.
158 So the punishment seized them. Truly in that is a sign, but most of them are not believers.
159 And truly thy Lord is the Mighty, the Merciful.
160 The people of Lot denied the messengers,
161 when their brother Lot said unto them, “Will you not be reverent?
162 Truly I am a trustworthy messenger unto you,
163 so reverence Allah and obey me.
164 And I ask not of you any reward for it; my reward lies only with the Lord of the worlds.
165 Among all creatures do you come unto males,
166 leaving your spouses your Lord created for you? Nay, but you are a transgressing people.”
167 They said, “If you cease not, O Lot, you will be among those who are expelled.”
168 He said, “Truly I am of those who detest what you do.
169 My Lord! Deliver me and my family from what they do.”
170 So We delivered him and his family all together,
171 save for an old woman among those who lagged behind.
172 Then We destroyed the others.
173 And We rained a rain upon them. Evil was the rain of the warned!
174 Truly in that is a sign, but most of them are not believers.
175 And truly thy Lord is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.
176 The inhabitants of the thicket denied the messengers,
177 when Shuʿayb said unto them, “Will you not be reverent?
178 Truly I am a trustworthy messenger unto you.
179 So reverence Allah and obey me.
180 And I ask not of you any reward for it; my reward lies only with the Lord of the worlds.
181 Give full measure, and be not among those who fall short.
182 Weigh with the right balance,
183 and diminish not people’s goods, nor behave wickedly upon the earth, working corruption.
184 And reverence Him Who created you and the generations of old.”
185 They said, “You are but one of the bewitched.
186 You are naught but a human being like us, and indeed we deem you to be among the liars,
187 so make fragments from the sky fall upon us, if you are among the truthful.”
188 He said, “My Lord knows best what you do.”
189 So they denied him, and the punishment of the day of gloom seized them. Truly it was the punishment of a tremendous day.
190 Truly in that is a sign, but most of them are not believers.
191 And truly thy Lord is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.
192 And truly it is a revelation of the Lord of the worlds,
193 brought down by the Trustworthy Spirit,
194 upon thine heart—that thou mayest be among the warners—
195 in a clear, Arabic tongue.
196 It is indeed in the scriptures of those of old.
197 Is it not a sign for them that the learned of the Children of Israel know it?
198 And had We sent it down upon some non-Arab,
199 and he recited it unto them, they would not have believed in it.
200 Thus do We place it into the hearts of the guilty;
201 they will not believe in it till they see the painful punishment;
202 so it will come upon them suddenly, while they are unaware.
203 Then they will say, “Will we be granted respite?”
204 Do they seek to hasten Our Punishment?
205 Consider: if We grant them enjoyment for years,
206 and there comes upon them that which they were promised,
207 of what avail to them will be that which they were made to enjoy?
208 And never did We destroy a town save that it had warners,
209 as a reminder; and We did no wrong.
210 And the satans did not descend with it,
211 nor is it fitting for them, nor are they able.
212 Indeed, they are debarred from hearing [it].
213 So call not upon another god along with Allah, lest thou be among the punished.
214 And warn thy tribe, thy nearest kin,
215 and lower thy wing to the believers who follow thee.
216 And should they disobey thee, say, “Truly I am quit of that which you do.”
217 And trust in the Mighty, the Merciful,
218 Who sees thee when thou standest [to pray],
219 and thy movement amid those who prostrate.
220 Truly He is the Hearing, the Knowing.
221 Shall I inform thee of those upon whom the satans descend?
222 They descend upon every sinful liar,
223 eavesdropping, and most of them are liars.
224 And as for the poets, the errant follow them.
225 Hast thou not considered that they wander in every valley,
226 and that they say what they do not do?
227 Not so those who believe and perform righteous deeds, and remember Allah much, and help one another after having been wronged. And those who do wrong shall know to what homecoming they will return!
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Chapter 64-98
1 Those who disbelieve among the People of the Book and the idolaters will not desist until the clear proof comes unto them,
2 a messenger from Allah reciting scriptures purified,
3 wherein are books upright.
4 Those who were given the Book did not become divided until after the clear proof had come unto them.
5 They were not commanded but to worship Allah, devoting religion entirely to Him, as ḥanīfs, and to perform the prayer, and to give the alms—that is the upright religion.
6 Truly the disbelievers among the People of the Book and the idolaters are in the Fire of Hell, abiding therein; it is they who are the worst of creation.
7 Truly those who believe and perform righteous deeds, it is they who are the best of creation.
8 Their reward is with their Lord, Gardens of Eden with rivers running below, abiding therein forever, Allah being content with them and they being content with Him. That is for whosoever fears his Lord.

Chapter 65-62
1 Whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is on the earth glorifies Allah, the Sovereign, the Holy, the Mighty, the Wise.
2 He it is Who sent among the unlettered a Messenger from among themselves, reciting unto them His signs, purifying them, and teaching them the Book and Wisdom, though before they were in manifest error,
3 and others among them, who have not yet joined them. And He is the Mighty, the Wise.
4 That is the Bounty of Allah, which He gives to whomsoever He will. And Allah is Possessed of Tremendous Bounty.
5 The parable of those [who were] made to bear the Torah, then did not bear it, is that of an ass bearing books. How evil is the likeness of the people who denied Allah’s signs! And Allah guides not wrongdoing people.
6 Say, “O you who are Jews! If you claim that you are friends unto Allah apart from [other] people, then long for death, if you are truthful.”
7 But they will never long for it due to that which their hands have sent forth. And Allah knows the wrongdoers.
8 Say, “Truly the death from which you flee will surely meet you; then you shall be returned to the Knower of the Unseen and the seen, and He will inform you of that which you used to do.”
9 “O you who believe! When you are called to the congregational prayer, hasten to the remembrance of Allah and leave off trade. That is better for you, if you but knew.
10 And when the prayer is completed, disperse throughout the land and seek the Bounty of Allah, and remember Allah much, that haply you may prosper.”
11 And when they see some commerce or diversion, they scatter toward it and leave thee standing. Say, “That which is with Allah is better than diversion and commerce; and Allah is the best of providers.”

Chapter 66-63
1 When the hypocrites come unto thee, they say, “We bear witness that thou art indeed the Messenger of Allah.” Yet Allah knows that thou art indeed His Messenger, and Allah bears witness that the hypocrites are surely liars.
2 They took their oaths as a shield and thus turned from the way of Allah. Evil indeed is that which they used to do.
3 That is because they believed, and then disbelieved; so a seal was set upon their hearts such that they comprehend not.
4 And when thou seest them, their bodies impress thee, and if they speak, thou listenest to their speech. [Yet] they are like leaning timbers. They suppose that every cry is against them. They are the enemy; so be wary of them. May Allah curse them! How are they perverted?
5 And when it is said unto them, “Come! The Messenger of Allah will ask forgiveness for you,” they twist their heads, and thou seest them turning away in arrogance.
6 It is the same for them whether thou askest forgiveness for them or thou askest forgiveness for them not; Allah will never forgive them. Truly Allah guides not iniquitous people.
7 They are the ones who say, “Do not spend on those who are with the Messenger of Allah, that they may disperse.” Yet to Allah belong the treasuries of the heavens and the earth, but the hypocrites comprehend not.
8 They say, “If we return to Madinah, the mightier will surely expel the weaker therefrom.” Yet unto Allah belongs the might and unto His Messenger and the believers, but the hypocrites know not.
9 O you who believe! Let neither your property nor your children divert you from the remembrance of Allah. Whosoever does so, it is they who are the losers.
10 And spend of that which We have provided you before death comes upon one of you and he says, “My Lord, wouldst that Thou grant me reprieve till a term nigh, that I may give charity and be among the righteous!”
11 Yet Allah will not grant any soul reprieve when its term has come. And Allah is Aware of whatsoever you do.

Chapter 67-66
1 O Prophet! Why dost thou forbid that which Allah has made lawful unto thee, seeking the good pleasure of thy wives? And Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
2 Allah has already ordained for you the absolution of your oaths. And Allah is your Master. He is the Knower, the Wise.
3 When the Prophet confided a certain matter to one of his wives, but she divulged it, and Allah showed it to him, he made known part of it and held back part of it. When he informed her of it, she said, “Who informed thee of this?” He replied, “The Knower, the Aware informed me.”
4 If you both repent unto Allah . . . For your hearts did certainly incline, and if you aid one another against him, then truly Allah, He is his Protector, as are Gabriel and the righteous among the believers; and the angels support him withal.
5 It may be that if he divorces you, his Lord would give him wives in your stead who are better than you, submitting, believing, devoutly obedient, penitent, worshipping, and given to wayfaring—previously married, and virgins.
6 O you who believe! Shield yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is men and stones, over which are angels, stern and severe, who do not disobey Allah in what He commands of them and who do what they are commanded.
7 O you who disbelieve! Make no excuses this day! You are only requited for that which you used to do.
8 O you who believe! Repent unto Allah with sincere repentance. It may be that your Lord will absolve you of your evil deeds and cause you to enter Gardens with rivers running below—the Day when Allah will not disgrace the Prophet and those who believe with him, with their light spreading before them and on their right, while they say, “Our Lord, complete our light for us and forgive us. Truly Thou art Powerful over all things.”
9 O Prophet! Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be harsh with them. Their refuge is Hell. What an evil journey’s end!
10 Allah sets forth as an example for those who disbelieve the wife of Noah and the wife of Lot. They were under two of Our righteous servants; then they betrayed them, and they availed them naught against Allah. And it was said unto both, “Enter the Fire with those who enter.”
11 And Allah sets forth as an example for those who believe the wife of Pharaoh when she said, “My Lord, build for me a house near unto Thee in the Garden, deliver me from Pharaoh and his deeds, and deliver me from the wrongdoing people,”
12 and Mary, the daughter of ʿImrān, who preserved her chastity. Then We breathed therein of Our Spirit, and she confirmed the Words of her Lord and His Books; and she was among the devoutly obedient.

Chapter 68-65
1 O Prophet! When you divorce your wives, divorce them for the waiting period and count well the waiting period, and reverence your Lord. Expel them not from their houses; nor shall they depart, unless they commit a flagrant indecency. These are the limits set by Allah, and whosoever transgresses the limits set by Allah has surely wronged himself. Thou knowest not: perhaps Allah will bring something new to pass thereafter.
2 So when they have fulfilled their term, take them back in an honorable way or separate from them in an honorable way. And call two just persons among yourselves to witness and uphold the testimony for Allah. By this is exhorted whosoever believes in Allah and the Last Day. And whosoever reverences Allah, He will appoint a way out for him,
3 and will provide for him whence he reckons not. And whosoever trusts in Allah, He suffices him. Truly Allah fulfills His Command. Allah has indeed set a measure for all things.
4 As for those of your women who no longer await menstruation, if you are unsure, then their waiting period is three months, as it is for those who are yet to menstruate. But as for those who are pregnant, their term is until they deliver. And whosoever reverences Allah, He will appoint ease for his affair.
5 That is the Command of Allah that He has sent down unto you. Whosoever reverences Allah, He will absolve him of his evil deeds and honor him with reward.
6 Let them dwell where you dwell according to your means, and do not harm them so as to put them in straits. And if they are pregnant, then spend on them until they deliver. Then if they are suckling for you, give them their compensation, and consult together in an honorable way. And if you have difficulty with one another, then another will suckle for him.
7 Let one who has abundant wealth spend from his abundance. And let one whose provision is measured spend from that which Allah has given him. Allah tasks no soul beyond that which He has given it. Allah will bring ease after hardship.
8 And how many a town insolently defied the Command of its Lord and His messengers, such that We called it to a severe reckoning and punished it with a terrible punishment!
9 Then did it taste the evil consequences of its affair, and the end of its affair was loss.
10 Allah prepared a severe punishment for them. So reverence Allah, O possessors of intellect, who have believed. Allah has certainly sent down unto you a reminder:
11 a Messenger reciting unto you the clear signs of Allah to bring those who believe and perform righteous deeds out of darkness into light. And whosoever believes in Allah and works righteousness, He causes him to enter Gardens with rivers running below, to abide therein forever. Allah has indeed prepared for him a beautiful provision.
12 Allah it is Who created the seven heavens, and from the earth the like thereof. The Command descends among them that you may know that Allah is Powerful over all things and that Allah has encompassed all things in knowledge.
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Chapter 69-60
1 O you who believe! Take not Mine enemy and your enemy as friends—you offer them affection, though they have indeed disbelieved in the truth that has come to you, expelling the Messenger and you for having believed in Allah your Lord—if you have gone forth striving in My way and seeking My good pleasure. You show them affection in secret, while I know best that which you hide and that which you disclose. And whosoever among you does so has indeed strayed from the right way.
2 Were they to come upon you, they would be enemies unto you and would stretch forth their hands and their tongues against you in evil. And they wish you to disbelieve.
3 Your family relations and your children will not benefit you on the Day of Resurrection; He will distinguish between you. And Allah sees whatsoever you do.
4 There is indeed a beautiful example for you in Abraham and those with him, when they said to their people, “Truly we are quit of you and of all that you worship apart from Allah. We have rejected you, and enmity and hatred have arisen between us and you forever, till you believe in Allah alone”; save for Abraham’s saying to his father, “I shall assuredly ask forgiveness for you, though I have no power to avail you aught from Allah.” “Our Lord, in Thee do we trust, unto Thee do we turn in repentance, and unto Thee is the journey’s end.
5 Our Lord! Make us not a trial for those who disbelieve, and forgive us. Our Lord! Truly Thou art the Mighty, the Wise.”
6 You have a beautiful example in them for whosoever hopes for Allah and the Last Day. And whosoever turns away—Truly Allah is the Self-Sufficient, the Praised.
7 It may be that Allah will forge affection between you and those of them with whom you are in enmity. Allah is Powerful, and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
8 Allah does not forbid you, with regard to those who did not fight you on account of religion and did not expel you from your homes, from treating them righteously and being just toward them. Truly Allah loves the just.
9 Allah only forbids you, with regard to those who fought you on account of religion and expelled you from your homes and supported your expulsion, from befriending them; whosoever befriends them, they are the wrongdoers.
10 O you who believe! When the believing women come unto you as emigrants, examine them. Allah knows best their faith. Then if you know them to be believers, do not return them to the disbelievers. Those women are not lawful for those men; nor are those men lawful for those women. And give them what they have spent. There is no blame upon you if you marry them when you have given them their bridewealth. And hold not to the ties of disbelieving women. Ask for what you have spent, and let them ask for what they have spent. That is the Judgment of Allah; He judges between you. And Allah is Knowing, Wise.
11 And if any of your wives should go over to the disbelievers, and then you have your turn, give those whose wives have gone the like of what they have spent. And reverence Allah, in Whom you are believers.
12 O Prophet! When believing women come unto thee, pledging unto thee that they will not ascribe any as partners unto Allah, nor steal, nor fornicate, nor slay their children, nor bring a slanderous lie that they have fabricated between their hands and feet, nor disobey thee in anything honorable, then accept their pledge and seek Allah’s Forgiveness for them. Truly Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
13 O you who believe! Do not befriend a people with whom Allah is wroth; they who have despaired of the Hereafter, just as the disbelievers have despaired of the inhabitants of graves.

Chapter 70-61
1 Whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is on the earth glorifies Allah, and He is the Mighty, the Wise.
2 O you who believe! Why do you say that which you do not do?
3 Grievously odious is it in the Sight of Allah that you say that which you do not do.
4 Truly Allah loves those who fight in His way in ranks, as if they were a solid structure.
5 And [remember] when Moses said unto his people, “O my people! Why do you hurt me, though you know well that I am the Messenger of Allah unto you?” So when they swerved, Allah caused their hearts to swerve; and Allah guides not iniquitous people.
6 And [remember] when Jesus son of Mary said, “O Children of Israel! Truly I am the Messenger of Allah unto you, confirming that which came before me in the Torah and bearing glad tidings of a Messenger to come after me whose name is Aḥmad.” And when he came unto them with clear proofs, they said, “This is manifest sorcery.”
7 Who does greater wrong than one who fabricates lies against Allah, while he is being called to submission? And Allah guides not wrongdoing people.
8 They desire to extinguish the Light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah completes His Light, though the disbelievers be averse.
9 He it is Who sent His Messenger with guidance and the Religion of Truth to make it prevail over all religion, though the idolaters be averse.
10 O you who believe! Shall I direct you to a commerce that will save you from a painful punishment:
11 that you believe in Allah and the Messenger and strive in Allah’s way with your wealth and your souls? That is better for you, if you but knew.
12 He will forgive you your sins and cause you to enter Gardens with rivers running below, and goodly dwellings in Gardens of Eden—that is the great triumph—
13 and something else that you love: help from Allah and a victory nigh. So give glad tidings to the believers.
14 O you who believe! Be helpers of Allah, just as Jesus son of Mary said to the apostles, “Who are my helpers unto Allah?” The apostles replied, “We are helpers unto Allah.” Then a group from the Children of Israel believed and a group disbelieved. So We strengthened those who believed against their enemies, and they came to prevail.

Chapter 71-64
1 Whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is on the earth glorifies Allah. His is the Sovereignty and His is the praise, and He is Powerful over all things.
2 He it is Who created you; among you are disbelievers and among you are believers. And Allah sees whatsoever you do.
3 He created the heavens and the earth in truth and formed you, then made beautiful your forms, and unto Him is the journey’s end.
4 He knows whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth, and He knows what you hide and what you disclose; Allah knows what lies within breasts.
5 Has not the account come to you of those who disbelieved aforetime such that they tasted the evil consequences of their affair, and theirs shall be a painful punishment?
6 That is because their messengers brought them clear proofs, at which they said, “Shall a human being guide us?” So they disbelieved and turned away; yet Allah is beyond need. And Allah is Self-Sufficient, Praised.
7 Those who disbelieve claim that they will not be resurrected. Say, “Yea! By my Lord! Surely you shall be resurrected. Then you shall be informed of that which you did; and that is easy for Allah.”
8 So believe in Allah and His Messenger and the light We have sent down. Allah is Aware of whatsoever you do.
9 The day that He gathers you for the Day of Gathering, that is the Day of Mutual Dispossession. And whosoever believes in Allah and works righteousness, He will absolve him of his evil deeds and cause him to enter Gardens with rivers running below, to abide therein forever. That is the great triumph.
10 And those who disbelieve and deny Our signs, they are the inhabitants of the Fire, abiding therein. What an evil journey’s end!
11 No misfortune befalls, save by Allah’s Leave. And whosoever believes in Allah, He guides his heart. And Allah is Knower of all things.
12 Obey Allah and obey the Messenger. Then if you turn away —only the clear proclamation is incumbent upon Our Messenger.
13 Allah, there is no Allah but He, and in Allah let the believers trust.
14 O you who believe! Among your spouses and your children there is indeed an enemy unto you; so be wary of them. Yet if you pardon, forbear, and forgive, then Truly Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
15 Your property and your children are only a trial; and Allah—with Him is a great reward.
16 So reverence Allah as much as you are able. Listen, obey, and spend; that is better for your souls. And whosoever is shielded from the avarice of his soul, it is they who shall prosper.
17 If you lend unto Allah a goodly loan, He will multiply it for you and forgive you; and Allah is Thankful, Clement,
18 Knower of the Unseen and the seen, the Mighty, the Wise.

Chapter 72-49
1 O you who believe! Advance not before Allah and His Messenger, and reverence Allah. Truly Allah is Hearing, Knowing.
2 O you who believe! Do not raise your voices above the voice of the Prophet, nor address him in the manner that you address one another, lest your deeds come to naught, while you are unaware.
3 Truly those who lower their voices before the Messenger of Allah, they are the ones whose hearts Allah has tested for reverence. Theirs shall be forgiveness and a great reward.
4 Truly those who call thee from behind the apartments, most of them understand not.
5 Had they been patient until thou camest out unto them, it would have been better for them. And Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
6 O you who believe! If an iniquitous person comes to you with tidings, then be discerning, lest you harm a people out of ignorance and become remorseful over that which you have done.
7 And know that the Messenger of Allah is among you. Were he to obey you in many matters, you would suffer. But Allah has caused you to love faith and has made it seem fair in your hearts, and He has caused you to despise disbelief, iniquity, and disobedience—such are the rightly guided—
8 as a bounty from Allah and a blessing; and Allah is Knowing, Wise.
9 If two parties among the believers fall to fighting, make peace between them. If one of them aggresses against the other, fight those who aggress until they return to Allah’s Command. And if they return, make peace between them with justice and act equitably. Truly Allah loves the just.
10 The believers are but brothers; so make peace between your brethren, and reverence Allah, that haply you may receive mercy.
11 O you who believe! Let not one people deride another; it may be that they are better than them. Nor let women deride other women; it may be that they are better than them. And do not defame yourselves or insult one another with nicknames; how evil is the iniquitous name after having believed! And whosoever does not repent, they are the wrongdoers.
12 O you who believe! Shun much conjecture. Indeed, some conjecture is a sin. And do not spy upon one another, nor backbite one another. Would any of you desire to eat the dead flesh of his brother? You would abhor it. And reverence Allah. Truly Allah is Relenting, Merciful.
13 O mankind! Truly We created you from a male and a female, and We made you peoples and tribes that you may come to know one another. Surely the most noble of you before Allah are the most reverent of you. Truly Allah is Knowing, Aware.
14 The Bedouin say, “We believe.” Say, “You believe not. Rather, say, ‘We have submitted,’ for belief has not yet entered your hearts. Yet if you obey Allah and His Messenger, He will not diminish for you aught of your deeds. Truly Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.”
15 Only they are believers who believe in Allah and His Messenger, then do not doubt, and who strive with their wealth and theirselves in the way of Allah; it is they who are the truthful.
16 Say, “Would you teach Allah about your religion, when Allah knows whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is on the earth?” And Allah is Knower of all things.
17 They count it as a favor to thee that they have submitted. Say, “Do not count your submission as a favor to me. Nay, rather Allah confers a favor upon you, in that He has guided you to belief, if you are truthful.
18 Truly Allah knows the unseen of the heavens and the earth, and Allah sees whatsoever you do.”

Chapter 73-73
1 O thou enwrapped!
2 Stand vigil at night, save a little,
3 half of it or reduce it a little,
4 or add to it; and recite the Quran in a measured pace.
5 Truly We shall soon cast upon thee a weighty Word.
6 Truly the vigil of the night is firmest in tread and most upright for speech.
7 For truly by day you have lengthy affairs.
8 So remember the Name of thy Lord and devote thyself to Him with complete devotion—
9 Lord of the East and the West, there is no god but He, so take Him as a guardian.
10 Bear patiently that which they say and take leave of them in a beautiful manner.
11 Leave to Me the deniers living in luxury, and be gentle with them for a while.
12 Truly with Us are fetters and Hellfire,
13 food that chokes and a painful punishment—
14 on a day when the earth and the mountains shake, and the mountains will be like heaps of shifting sand.
15 We have indeed sent you a messenger as a witness concerning you, just as We sent unto Pharaoh a messenger.
16 But Pharaoh disobeyed the messenger, so We seized him with a torrential seizing.
17 So if you disbelieve, how will you guard against a day that would make children gray-haired?
18 The sky shall be rent asunder thereon. His Promise shall be fulfilled.
19 Truly this is a reminder; so let him who will, take a way unto his Lord.
20 Truly thy Lord knows that thou dost stand vigil well-nigh two-thirds of the night, or a half of it, or a third of it, as do a group of those who are with thee; and Allah measures out the night and the day. He knows that you will not keep count of it and has relented unto you; so recite that which is easy for you of the Quran. He knows that some of you will be sick, while others travel upon the earth, seeking Allah’s Bounty, and others fight in the way of Allah. So recite that which is easy of it, perform the prayer, give the alms, and lend unto Allah a goodly loan—whatever good you send forth for your souls, you will find it with Allah better and greater in reward. And seek Allah’s Forgiveness. Truly Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
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Student of Al Kitaab:
Chapter 74-58
1 Allah has indeed heard the words of she who disputes with thee concerning her husband and complains to Allah. And Allah hears your conversation. Truly Allah is Hearing, Seeing.
2 Those among you who commit ẓihār against their wives, those are not their mothers. None are their mothers save those who gave birth to them. Truly they speak indecent words and calumny. And Truly Allah is Pardoning, Forgiving.
3 As for those who commit ẓihār against their wives and then go back on what they have said, let them free a slave before they touch one another; to that are you counseled. And Allah is Aware of whatsoever you do.
4 And whosoever finds not [the means], let him fast two consecutive months before they touch one another. And whosoever is unable, let him feed sixty indigent people. That is so that you may believe in Allah and His Messenger. These are the limits set by Allah, and the disbelievers shall have a painful punishment.
5 Truly those who oppose Allah and His Messenger shall be abased, just as those before them were abased. We have indeed sent down clear signs, and the disbelievers shall have a humiliating punishment
6 on the Day when Allah resurrects them all together, then informs them of that which they did. Allah has kept account of it while they have forgotten it; and Allah is Witness over all things.
7 Hast thou not considered that Allah knows whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is on the earth? There is no secret converse among three, but that He is their fourth, nor among five, but that He is their sixth, nor less than that, nor more, but that He is with them wheresoever they are. Then on the Day of Resurrection He will inform them of that which they did. Truly Allah is Knower of all things.
8 Hast thou not seen those who were forbidden from secretly conversing then returned to that which they had been forbidden, secretly conversing with a view to sin, enmity, and disobeying the Messenger? And when they come to thee and greet thee, they greet thee in a manner that Allah has not greeted thee and say within themselves, “Why does Allah not punish us for what we say?” Hell suffices them, burning therein. What an evil journey’s end!
9 O you who believe! If you converse in secret, then do not converse in secret with a view to sin, enmity, and disobeying the Messenger; converse in secret with a view to piety and reverence. And reverence Allah, unto Whom you shall be gathered.
10 Secret converse is only from Satan, so that those who believe may grieve; yet he harms them not a whit, save by Allah’s Leave. And in Allah let the believers trust.
11 O you who believe! When it is said unto you, “Make room for one another in the assemblies,” then make room, and Allah will make room for you. And when it is said, “Rise,” then rise, and Allah will raise in degrees those among you who believe and those who have been given knowledge. Allah is Aware of whatsoever you do.
12 O you who believe! When you converse in secret with the Messenger, offer charity before your secret converse. That is better for you and purer. But if you do not find [the means], Truly Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
13 Are you apprehensive about offering charity before your secret converse? If you do not do so and Allah relents unto you, then perform the prayer, give the alms, and obey Allah and His Messenger. Allah is Aware of whatsoever you do.
14 Hast thou not seen those who befriend a people with whom Allah is wroth? They are not of you, nor are you of them. And they knowingly swear upon falsehood.
15 Allah has prepared for them a severe punishment. Evil indeed is that which they used to do.
16 They took their oaths as a shield and thus turned from the way of Allah; so theirs shall be a humiliating punishment.
17 Neither their property nor their children will avail them aught against Allah. They are the inhabitants of the Fire, abiding therein.
18 On the Day when Allah resurrects them all, they will swear to Him just as they swear to you, supposing that they have some standing. Lo! Truly they are the liars.
19 Satan has overwhelmed them, and so made them forget the remembrance of Allah. They are the party of Satan. Lo! The party of Satan are losers.
20 Truly those who oppose Allah and His Messenger, they will be among the abased.
21 Allah has decreed, “I shall surely prevail, I and My messengers!” Truly Allah is Strong, Mighty.
22 You shall not find a people who believe in Allah and the Last Day loving those who oppose Allah and His Messenger, even if they be their fathers, their sons, their brothers, or their tribe. Allah has inscribed faith upon their hearts and strengthened them with a Spirit from Him. He causes them to enter Gardens with rivers running below, to abide therein, Allah being content with them and they being content with Him. They are the party of Allah. Truly the party of Allah —it is they who shall prosper.

Chapter 75-59
1 Whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is on the earth glorifies Allah, and He is the Mighty, the Wise.
2 He it is Who expelled those who disbelieve among the People of the Book from their homes at the first gathering. You did not think they would go forth, and they thought their fortresses would protect them from Allah. Then Allah came upon them whence they reckoned not, and cast terror into their hearts, as they razed their houses with their own hands and with the hands of the believers. So take heed, O you who are possessed of sight.
3 Had Allah not ordained banishment for them, He would have punished them in this world. And in the Hereafter theirs shall be the punishment of the Fire.
4 That is because they defied Allah and His Messenger; and whosoever defies Allah and His Messenger, Truly Allah is severe in retribution.
5 Whatsoever of the palm trees you cut down or left standing upon their roots, it was by Allah’s Leave, and that He might disgrace the iniquitous.
6 As for what Allah has given in spoils from them to the Messenger, you spurred neither horse nor camel for it. But Allah grants His messengers authority over whomsoever He will, and Allah is Powerful over all things.
7 That which Allah has given in spoils to His Messenger from the people of the towns is for Allah and His Messenger, and for kinfolk, orphans, the indigent, and the traveler, that it not come to circulate among your wealthy. Whatsoever the Messenger gives you, take it; and whatsoever he forbids to you, forgo, and reverence Allah. Truly Allah is severe in retribution.
8 For the poor emigrants who were expelled from their homes and their property seeking bounty and contentment from Allah and who help Allah and His Messenger—it is, they who are the truthful.
9 And those who were settled in the land and in belief before them love those who emigrated to them and find in their breasts no need for that which they were given. They prefer others over themselves, even if they be impoverished. And whosoever is shielded from the avarice of his soul, it is they who shall prosper.
10 And those who came after them say, “Our Lord! Forgive us and our brothers who preceded us in faith, and place no rancor in our hearts toward those who believe. Our Lord! Truly Thou art Kind, Merciful.”
11 Hast thou not seen those who act with hypocrisy, saying to their brothers who disbelieve among the People of the Book, “If you are expelled, surely we shall go forth with you. And we shall never obey anyone against you. And if you are fought, we shall help you.” Allah bears witness that they are surely liars.
12 Were they expelled, they would not go forth with them, and were they fought, they would not help them. And were they to help them, they would surely turn their backs. Then they would not be helped.
13 Truly you incite more intense dread in their breasts than Allah. That is because they are a people who do not comprehend.
14 They will not fight you all together, save in fortified towns or from behind walls. Their might is fierce among themselves. You suppose that they are together; yet their hearts are divided. That is because they are a people who do not understand,
15 like those who shortly before them tasted the evil consequences of their affair—and theirs shall be a painful punishment—
16 like Satan when he says unto man, “Disbelieve!” Then when he disbelieves, he says, “Surely I am quit of you. Truly I fear Allah, Lord of the worlds.”
17 The end of both is that they will be in the Fire, abiding therein. That is the recompense of the wrongdoers.
18 O you who believe! Reverence Allah and let every soul consider what it has sent forth for the morrow; and reverence Allah. Truly Allah is Aware of whatsoever you do.
19 And be not like those who forget Allah, such that He makes them forget their souls. It is they who are the iniquitous.
20 Not equal are the inhabitants of the Fire and the inhabitants of the Garden. The inhabitants of the Garden —they are the triumphant.
21 Had We made this Quran descend upon a mountain, thou wouldst have seen it humbled, rent asunder by the fear of Allah. These are the parables We set forth for mankind, that haply they may reflect.
22 He is Allah, other than Whom there is no god, Knower of the Unseen and the seen. And He is the Compassionate, the Merciful.
23 He is Allah, other than Whom there is no god, the Sovereign, the Holy, Peace, the Faithful, the Protector, the Mighty, the Compeller, the Proud. Glory be to Him above the partners they ascribe.
24 He is Allah, the Creator, the Maker, the Fashioner; unto Him belong the Most Beautiful Names. Whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth glorifies Him, and He is the Mighty, the Wise.

Chapter 76-48
1 Truly We have granted thee a manifest victory,
2 that Allah may forgive thee thy sins that went before and that which is to come, and complete His Blessing upon thee, and guide thee upon a straight path;
3 and that Allah may help thee with a mighty help.
4 He it is Who sends down Tranquility into the hearts of the believers, that they might increase in faith along with their faith—to Allah belong the hosts of the heavens and the earth, and Allah is Knowing, Wise—
5 that He may cause the believing men and the believing women to enter Gardens with rivers running below, therein to abide, and that He may absolve them of their evil deeds—that is a great triumph in the sight of Allah—
6 and that He may punish the hypocritical men and the hypocritical women, and the idolatrous men and the idolatrous women, who think an evil thought concerning Allah. Upon them is an evil turn. Allah is wroth with them, curses them, and prepares Hell for them—what an evil journey’s end!
7 And to Allah belong the hosts of the heavens and the earth, and Allah is Mighty, Wise.
8 Truly We have sent thee as a witness, as a bearer of glad tidings, and as a warner,
9 that you may believe in Allah and His Messenger, and support Him, and honor Him, and that you may glorify Him morning and evening.
10 Truly those who pledge allegiance unto thee pledge allegiance only unto Allah. The Hand of Allah is over their hands. And whosoever reneges, reneges only to his detriment. And whosoever fulfills what He has pledged unto Allah, He will grant him a great reward.
11 The Bedouin who stayed behind will say to thee, “We were occupied by our property and our families; so ask forgiveness for us.” They say with their tongues that which is not in their hearts. Say, “Who can avail you aught from Allah should He desire harm for you or should He desire benefit for you? Nay, but Allah is Aware of whatsoever you do.
12 Nay, but you thought the Messenger and the believers would never return to their families, and that was made to seem fair in your hearts. You thought an evil thought and were a people ruined.”
13 And whosoever does not believe in Allah and His Messenger—truly We have prepared a Blaze for the disbelievers.
14 Unto Allah belongs sovereignty over the heavens and the earth. He forgives whomsoever He will and punishes whomsoever He will; and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
15 Those who stayed behind will say when you set out to capture spoils, “Let us follow you.” They desire to change the Word of Allah. Say, “You will not follow us; thus has Allah said before.” Then they will say, “Nay, but you are jealous of us.” Nay, but they have not understood, save a little.
16 Say to the Bedouin who stayed behind, “You will be called against a people possessed of great might; you will fight them or they will submit. So if you obey, Allah will grant you a beautiful reward; but if you turn away as you turned away before, He will punish you with a painful punishment.”
17 There is no blame upon the blind; nor is there blame upon the lame; nor is there blame upon the sick. Whosoever obeys Allah and His Messenger, He will cause him to enter Gardens with rivers running below. And whosoever turns away, He will punish him with a painful punishment.
18 Allah was content with the believers when they pledged allegiance unto thee beneath the tree. He knew what was in their hearts and sent down Tranquility upon them and rewarded them with a victory nigh
19 and abundant spoils that they will capture; and Allah is Mighty, Wise.
20 Allah has promised you abundant spoils that you will capture—then He hastened this for you and restrained the people’s hands from you, that it may be a sign for the believers, and that He may guide you upon a straight path—
21 and others of which you were not capable, Allah has encompassed them; and Allah is Powerful over all things.
22 If those who disbelieve had fought you, they would have turned [their] backs, and then would have found neither protector nor helper.
23 [That is] the wont of Allah that came to pass aforetime; and you will find no alteration in the wont of Allah.
24 He it is Who restrained their hands from you and your hands from them in the valley of Makkah, after having made you victorious over them. And Allah sees whatsoever you do.
25 It is they who disbelieved and turned you from the Sacred Mosque and the offerings detained from reaching their place of sacrifice. And were it not for believing men and believing women whom you know not, lest you trample them, and thus incur guilt unknowingly—that Allah may cause whomsoever He will to enter into His Mercy—had they been clearly separated, We would surely have punished the disbelievers among them with a painful punishment.
26 When those who disbelieve had set zealotry in their hearts, the zealotry of the Age of Ignorance, Allah sent down His Tranquility upon His Messenger and upon the believers, and enjoined the word of reverence upon them, they being more worthy of it and deserving of it. And Allah is Knower of all things.
27 Surely Allah has fulfilled for His Messenger the vision in truth: you shall enter the Sacred Mosque in security, if Allah wills, with the hair of your heads shaven or cut, not fearing. For He knows what you know not, and He has given you therewithal a victory nigh.
28 He it is Who sent His Messenger with guidance and the Religion of Truth to make it prevail over all religion. And Allah suffices as a Witness.
29 Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah. Those who are with him are harsh against the disbelievers, merciful to one another. You see them bowing, prostrating, seeking bounty from Allah and contentment; their mark upon their faces is from the effect of prostration. That is their likeness in the Torah. And their likeness in the Gospel is a sapling that puts forth its shoot and strengthens it, such that it grows stout and rises firmly upon its stalk, impressing the sowers, that through them He may enrage the disbelievers. Allah has promised forgiveness and a great reward to those among them who believe and perform righteous deeds.
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Student of Al Kitaab:
Chapter 77-57
1 Whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth glorifies Allah, and He is the Mighty, the Wise.
2 Unto Him belongs sovereignty over the heavens and the earth. He gives life and causes death, and He is Powerful over all things.
3 He is the First, and the Last, and the Outward, and the Inward; and He is Knower of all things.
4 He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in six days. Then He mounted the Throne. He knows that which enters the earth and that which issues therefrom, that which descends from Heaven and that which ascends thereto. He is with you wheresoever you are, and Allah sees whatsoever you do.
5 Unto Him belongs sovereignty over the heavens and the earth, and unto Allah are all matters returned.
6 He makes the night pass into the day and makes the day pass into the night, and He knows what lies within breasts.
7 Believe in Allah and His Messenger and spend from that over which He has appointed you as trustees. For those of you who believe and spend, theirs shall be a great reward.
8 How is it that you believe not in Allah when the Messenger calls you to believe in your Lord—and He has indeed made a covenant with you—if you are believers?
9 He it is Who sends down clear signs upon His servant to bring you out of darkness into light, and Truly Allah is Kind and Merciful unto you.
10 And how is it that you do not spend in the way of Allah when unto Allah belongs the inheritance of the heavens and the earth. Not equal among you are those who spent and fought before the victory. They are greater in rank than those who spend and fight afterwards; yet Allah has promised unto each that which is most beautiful, and Allah is Aware of whatsoever you do.
11 Who is it that will lend unto Allah a goodly loan? He will multiply it for him, and his shall be a generous reward.
12 On the Day when you see the believing men and the believing women with their light spreading before them and on their right, “Glad tidings unto you this Day: Gardens with rivers running below, therein to abide. That is the great triumph.”
13 On the Day when the hypocrites, men and women, will say to those who believe, “Wait for us that we may borrow from your light,” it will be said, “Turn back and seek a light!” Thereupon a wall with a gate will be set down between them, the inner side of which contains mercy, and on the outer side of which lies punishment.
14 They will call unto them, “Were we not with you?” They reply, “Indeed! But you tempted yourselves, bided your time, and doubted; and false hopes deluded you till the Command of Allah came, and the Deluder deluded you concerning Allah.
15 So this day no ransom shall be taken from you, or from those who disbelieved.” Your refuge shall be the Fire; it shall be your master. What an evil journey’s end!
16 Has not the time come for those who believe for their hearts to be humbled to the remembrance of Allah and the truth that has come down, and to be not like those who were given the Book aforetime? But the span of time was too long for them, such that their hearts hardened and many of them are iniquitous.
17 Know that Allah revives the earth after its death. We have indeed made the signs clear for you, that haply you may understand.
18 Truly men who give in charity and women who give in charity and lend unto Allah a goodly loan, it will be multiplied for them, and theirs shall be a generous reward.
19 And those who believe in Allah and His messengers—it is they who are truthful and are witnesses before their Lord. They have their reward and their light. And those who disbelieve and deny Our signs, they are the inhabitants of Hellfire.
20 Know that the life of this world is but play, diversion, ornament, mutual boasting among you, and vying for increase in property and children—the likeness of a rain whose vegetation impresses the farmers; then it withers such that you see it turn yellow; then it becomes chaff. And in the Hereafter there shall be severe punishment, forgiveness from Allah, and contentment, and the life of this world is naught but the enjoyment of delusion.
21 Race unto forgiveness from your Lord and to a garden whose breadth is as the breadth of Heaven and earth, prepared for those who believe in Allah and His messengers. That is the Bounty of Allah, which He gives to whomsoever He will, and Allah is Possessed of Tremendous Bounty.
22 No misfortune befalls the earth nor yourselves, save that it is in a Book before We bring it forth—truly that is easy for Allah—
23 that you not despair over what has passed you by, nor exult in that which He has given unto you. And Allah loves not any vainglorious boaster,
24 those who are miserly and enjoin people to be miserly. Yet whosoever turns away, truly Allah, He is the Self-Sufficient, the Praised.
25 We have indeed sent Our messengers with clear proofs, and We sent down the Book and the Balance with them, that the people would uphold justice. And We sent down iron, wherein are great might and benefits for mankind, and so that Allah may know those who will help Him and His messengers unseen. Truly Allah is Strong, Mighty.
26 And indeed We sent Noah and Abraham and established prophethood and the Book among their progeny. And among them is he who is rightly guided; yet many of them are iniquitous.
27 Then We sent Our messengers to follow in their footsteps, and We sent Jesus son of Mary, and We gave him the Gospel and placed kindness and mercy in the hearts of those who follow him. And monasticism they invented—We did not ordain it for them—only to seek Allah’s Contentment. Yet they did not observe it with proper observance. So We gave those of them who believed their reward, yet many of them are iniquitous.
28 O you who believe! Reverence Allah and believe in His Messenger; He will give you a twofold portion of His Mercy, make a light for you by which you may walk, and forgive you—and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful—
29 such that the People of the Book may know that they have no power over any of Allah’s Bounty, and that the Bounty is in Allah’s Hand; He gives it unto whomsoever He will; and Allah is Possessed of Tremendous Bounty.

Chapter 78-67
1 Blessed is He in Whose Hand lies sovereignty, and He is Powerful over all things,
2 Who created death and life that He may try you as to which of you is most virtuous in deed, and He is the Mighty, the Forgiving,
3 Who created seven heavens one upon another; no disproportion dost thou see in the Merciful’s creation. Cast thy sight again; dost thou see any flaw?
4 Then cast thy sight twice again; thy sight will return to thee humbled and wearied.
5 Truly We have adorned the lowest heaven with lamps and made them missiles against the satans; and We have prepared for them the punishment of the Blaze.
6 And for those who disbelieve in their Lord is the punishment of Hell. What an evil journey’s end!
7 When they are cast therein, they will hear it blaring as it boils over,
8 well-nigh bursting with rage. Whenever a group is cast therein, its keepers ask them, “Did not a warner come unto you?”
9 They say, “Indeed, a warner came unto us, but we denied him and said, ‘Allah did not send anything down; you are in naught but great error.’”
10 They say, “Had we listened or had we understood, we would not be among the inhabitants of the Blaze.”
11 Thus do they admit their sin; so away with the inhabitants of the Blaze!
12 Truly for those who fear their Lord unseen there shall be forgiveness and a great reward.
13 Keep your speech secret or proclaim it; truly He knows what lies within breasts.
14 Does He Who created not know? He is the Subtle, the Aware.
15 He is the One Who made the earth tractable for you; so travel the open roads thereof and eat of His provision. And unto Him is the Resurrection.
16 Do you feel secure that He Who is in Heaven will not cause the earth to engulf you while it churns?
17 Or do you feel secure that He Who is in Heaven will not unleash a torrent of stones upon you? Soon shall you know how My warning is.
18 And indeed those before them denied. How, then, was the change I wrought!
19 Have they not considered the birds above them, spreading and folding up [their wings]? None holds them save the Compassionate. Truly He sees all things.
20 Who is it that will be a host for you, who may help you, apart from the Compassionate? The disbelievers are in naught but delusion.
21 Who is it that will provide for you if He withholds His provision? Nay, but they persist in insolence and aversion.
22 Is one who walks with his face stooped down more guided, or one who walks upright upon a straight path?
23 Say, “He it is Who brought you into being and endowed you with hearing, sight, and hearts. Little do you give thanks!”
24 Say, “He it is Who multiplied you upon the earth, and unto Him shall you be gathered.”
25 And they say, “When will this promise come to pass, if you are truthful?”
26 Say, “Knowledge lies with Allah alone, and I am only a clear warner.”
27 And when they see it close at hand, the faces of those who disbelieved shall be stricken, and it shall be said, “This is that for which you called.”
28 Say, “Have you considered whether Allah destroys me and those with me or has mercy upon us? Who will protect the disbelievers from a painful punishment?”
29 Say, “He is the Compassionate; we believe in Him and trust in Him, and you will soon know who is in manifest error.”
30 Say, “Have you considered? Were your water to vanish into the ground, then who would bring you flowing water?”

Chapter 79-32
1 Alif. Lām. Mīm.
2 The revelation of the Book in which there is no doubt, from the Lord of the worlds.
3 Or do they say, “He has fabricated it”? Nay, it is the truth from thy Lord, that thou mayest warn a people to whom no warner has come before thee, that haply they may be guided.
4 Allah it is Who created the heavens and the earth and whatsoever is between them in six days. Then He mounted the Throne. Apart from Him you have neither protector, nor intercessor. Will you not, then, remember?
5 He directs the affair from Heaven unto earth; then it ascends unto Him in a day whose measure is as a thousand years of that which you reckon.
6 Such is the Knower of the Unseen and the seen, the Mighty, the Merciful,
7 Who made beautiful all that He created, and Who began the creation of man from clay.
8 Then He made his seed from a draught of base fluid.
9 Then He fashioned him, and breathed into him of His Spirit, and endowed you with hearing, sight, and hearts. Little do you give thanks!
10 And they say, “What, when we have become lost in the earth, shall we indeed be created anew?” Nay, they believe not in the meeting with their Lord.
11 Say, “The Angel of death, who has been entrusted with you, will take you; then unto your Lord shall you be returned.”
12 Couldst thou but see when the guilty bend their heads low before their Lord: “Our Lord! We have seen and we have heard; so send us back that we may work righteousness. Truly we are certain.”
13 And had We willed, We would have given every soul its guidance. But the Word from Me comes due: “I shall surely fill Hell with jinn and men all together!”
14 So taste [the punishment] for having forgotten the meeting with this your Day! Verily, We have forgotten you! And taste the punishment everlasting for that which you used to do.
15 Truly they believe in Our signs who when reminded of them fall prostrate and hymn the praise of their Lord and do not wax arrogant,
16 whose sides shun [their] beds, calling upon their Lord out of fear and hope, and who spend from that which We have provided them.
17 No soul knows what comfort is kept hidden for it as a recompense for that which they used to do.
18 Is one who believes like one who is iniquitous? They are not equal.
19 As for those who believe and perform righteous deeds, theirs shall be Gardens of refuge, as a welcome for that which they used to do.
20 And as for those who are iniquitous, their refuge is the Fire. Whenever they desire to go forth therefrom, they are returned unto it, and it is said unto them, “Taste the punishment of the Fire that you used to deny!”
21 And We make them taste the lesser punishment before the greater punishment, that they might turn back.
22 And who does greater wrong than one who has been reminded of the signs of his Lord, then turns away from them? Truly We shall take vengeance upon the guilty.
23 And indeed We gave unto Moses the Book; so be not in doubt regarding the meeting with Him. And We made him a guide for the Children of Israel.
24 And We appointed leaders from among them who guided by Our Command when they were patient and were certain of Our signs.
25 Truly thy Lord will distinguish between them on the Day of Resurrection regarding that wherein they used to differ.
26 Does it not serve as guidance for them, how many generations We destroyed before them, amidst whose dwellings they walk? Truly in that are signs. Will they not listen?
27 Have they not considered how We drive the water to the barren earth and bring forth crops thereby, whereof they and their cattle eat? Will they not see?
28 And they say, “When is this victory, if you are truthful?”
29 Say, “On the Day of Victory, faith will not benefit those who disbelieved; nor shall they be granted respite.”
30 Then turn away from them and wait; they, too, are waiting.
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Student of Al Kitaab:
Chapter 80-31
1 Alif. Lām. Mīm.
2 These are the signs of the Wise Book,
3 guidance and mercy for the virtuous,
4 who perform the prayer and give the alms and who are certain of the Hereafter.
5 It is they who are upon guidance from their Lord, and it is they who shall prosper.
6 And among mankind are those who purchase idle discourse to lead astray from the way of Allah without knowledge and who take it in mockery; for them there shall be a humiliating punishment.
7 And when Our signs are recited unto him, he turns away arrogantly as if he did not hear them, as if there were deafness in his ears. So give him glad tidings of a painful punishment.
8 Truly those who believe and perform righteous deeds, theirs shall be Gardens of bliss,
9 therein to abide—Allah’s Promise in truth. And He is the Mighty, the Wise.
10 He created the heavens without pillars that you see, and cast into the earth firm mountains, lest it shake beneath you, and spread about all manner of beast therein. And We sent down water from the sky and caused every noble kind to grow therein.
11 This is the creation of Allah; so show me that which those apart from Him have created. Nay, the wrongdoers are in manifest error.
12 And indeed We gave Luqmān wisdom: “Give thanks to Allah!” And whosoever gives thanks, he gives thanks for his own sake. And whosoever is ungrateful, Truly Allah is Self-Sufficient, Praised.
13 And behold, Luqmān said to his son, admonishing him, “O my son! Do not ascribe partners unto Allah. Truly ascribing partners is a tremendous wrong.”
14 And We have enjoined man concerning his parents—his mother bore him, weakness upon weakness, and his weaning was two years—give thanks unto Me and unto thy parents. Unto Me is the journey’s end.
15 But if they strive to make thee ascribe as a partner unto Me that of which thou hast no knowledge, then obey them not. Consort with them in the world in a kindly manner, and follow the way of those who turn in repentance unto Me. Then unto Me is your return, and I shall inform you of that which you used to do.
16 “O my son! If it be but the weight of a mustard seed, be it in a rock, in the heavens, or on the earth, Allah will bring it forth. Truly Allah is Subtle, Aware.
17 O my son! Perform the prayer, enjoin right and forbid wrong, and bear patiently whatever may befall thee. That is indeed a course worthy of resolve.
18 And turn not thy cheek at men in scorn, nor walk exultantly upon the earth. Surely Allah loves not any vainglorious boaster.
19 And be moderate in thy pace and lower thy voice. Truly the vilest of voices are those of asses.”
20 Have you not considered that Allah has made whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is on the earth subservient unto you and has poured His Blessings upon you, both outwardly and inwardly? Among mankind are those who dispute concerning Allah without knowledge, without guidance, and without an illuminating Book.
21 When it is said unto them, “Follow that which Allah has sent down,” they respond, “Nay, but we follow that which we found our fathers following.” What! Even though Satan is calling them to the punishment of the Blaze?
22 And whosoever submits his face to Allah and is virtuous has indeed grasped the most unfailing handhold, and unto Allah is the end of all affairs.
23 And whosoever does not believe, let not his disbelief grieve thee. Unto Us is their return; then We shall inform them of that which they did. Truly Allah knows what lies within breasts.
24 We grant them enjoyment a little, then We compel them toward a grave punishment.
25 And wert thou to ask them, “Who created the heavens and the earth?” they would surely say, “Allah.” Say, “Praise be to Allah.” Nay, but most of them know not.
26 Unto Allah belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and on the earth. Truly Allah is the Self-Sufficient, the Praised.
27 And if all the trees on earth were pens, and if the sea and seven more added to it [were ink], the Words of Allah would not be exhausted. Truly Allah is Mighty, Wise.
28 Your creation and your resurrection are as naught but a single soul. Truly Allah is Hearing, Seeing.
29 Hast thou not considered that Allah makes the night pass into the day and makes the day pass into the night, and that He made the sun and the moon subservient, each running for a term appointed, and that Allah is Aware of whatsoever you do?
30 That is because Allah, He is the Truth, and whatsoever they call upon other than Him is false, and Allah is the Exalted, the Great.
31 Hast thou not considered that the ships sail upon the sea by Allah’s Blessing, that He may show you His signs? Truly in that are signs for all who are patient, thankful.
32 And when waves enshroud them like awnings, they call upon Allah, devoting religion entirely to Him. Then when He has delivered them safely to land, some of them take a middling course. And none reject Our signs, save all who are perfidious, ungrateful.
33 O mankind! Reverence your Lord and fear a day on which no parent will avail his child aught and no child will avail his parent aught. Surely Allah’s Promise is true. So let not the life of this world delude you, nor let the Deluder delude you concerning Allah.
34 Truly with Allah lies knowledge of the Hour, and He sends down the rain and knows what lies in wombs. And no soul knows what it will earn on the morrow, and no soul knows in what land it will die. Truly Allah is Knowing, Aware.

Chapter 81-46
1 Ḥā. Mīm.
2 The revelation of the Book from Allah, the Mighty, the Wise.
3 We did not create the heavens and the earth and whatsoever is between them, save in truth and for a term appointed. Yet those who disbelieve turn away from that of which they were warned.
4 Say, “Have you considered that which you call upon apart from Allah? Show me that which they have created of the earth. Or do they have a share in the heavens? Bring me a book before this or some vestige of knowledge, if you are truthful.”
5 Who is more astray than one who calls, apart from Allah, upon such as do not answer him, [even] unto the Day of Resurrection, and who are heedless of their calling?
6 When mankind is gathered, such will be enemies unto them and deniers of their worship.
7 Yet when Our signs are recited unto them as clear proofs, those who disbelieve say to the truth when it comes to them, “This is manifest sorcery.”
8 Or do they say, “He has fabricated it”? Say, “Had I fabricated it, you would not be able to avail me aught against Allah. He knows best that about which you carry on. He suffices as a Witness between me and you, and He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.”
9 Say, “I am no innovation among the messengers, and I know not what will be done with me or with you. I only follow that which has been revealed unto me, and I am naught but a clear warner.”
10 Say, “Have you considered if it is from Allah and you disbelieve in it, though a witness from the Children of Israel bore witness to the like thereof, then believed in it, while you waxed arrogant? Surely Allah guides not wrongdoing people.”
11 And those who disbelieve say of those who believe, “Had it been good, they would not have outstripped us in [attaining] it.” Since they will not be guided by it, they will say, “This is an ancient perversion.”
12 Yet before it there was the Book of Moses, a guide and a mercy. This is a Book that confirms in an Arabic tongue to warn wrongdoers, and a glad tiding for the virtuous.
13 Truly those who say, “Our Lord is Allah,” then stand firm, no fear shall come upon them; nor shall they grieve.
14 They are the inhabitants of the Garden, abiding therein, as a recompense for that which they used to do.
15 And We have enjoined man to be virtuous unto his parents. His mother carried him in travail and bore him in travail, and his gestation and weaning is thirty months, such that when he reaches maturity and reaches forty years he says, “My Lord inspire me to give thanks for Thy blessing with which Thou hast blessed me and hast blessed my parents, and that I may work righteousness such that it pleases Thee; and make righteous for me my progeny. Truly I turn in repentance unto Thee, and truly I am among those who submit.”
16 They are those from whom We accept the best of that which they have done and over whose evil deeds We pass. [They] will be among the inhabitants of the Garden—the true promise that they were promised.
17 As for one who says to his parents, “Fie upon you both! Do you promise me that I shall be brought forth when generations have passed away before me?” while they call upon Allah for succor, “Woe unto you! Believe! Surely Allah’s Promise is true.” Whereat he says, “This is naught but fables of those of old.”
18 They are those for whom the Word among the communities of jinn and men that had passed before them came due. Truly they are lost.
19 For each there are degrees according to that which they have done. He will pay them for their deeds in full, and they will not be wronged.
20 And the day when those who disbelieve are exposed to the Fire: “You squandered your good things in your life in the world and sought enjoyment therein; so today you are recompensed with the punishment of disgrace for having waxed arrogant upon the earth without right and for having been iniquitous.”
21 And mention the brother of ʿĀd, when he warned his people by the sand dunes; warners had passed away before him and after him, [saying], “Worship none but Allah. Truly I fear for you the punishment of a tremendous day.”
22 They said, “Have you come to us to pervert us from our gods? Then bring upon us that wherewith you have threatened us, if you are among the truthful.”
23 He said, “Knowledge lies with Allah alone, and I only convey to you that wherewith I have been sent. But I see that you are an ignorant people.”
24 And when they beheld it as a cloud bound for their valleys, they said, “This is a cloud bringing us rain.” Nay! It is what you sought to hasten—a wind carrying a painful punishment,
25 destroying everything by the Command of its Lord. They became such that naught was seen but their dwellings. Thus do We recompense the guilty people.
26 Indeed We established them in a manner in which We did not establish you, and We endowed them with hearing, sight, and hearts. But their hearing, sight, and hearts availed them naught, since they rejected Allah’s signs, and that which they used to mock beset them.
27 And indeed We destroyed the towns around you, and We vary the signs that haply they might return.
28 Why, then, did they—whom they had taken as gods apart from Allah and as a means of drawing nigh [unto Allah]—not help them? Nay, they forsook them. That was their perversion and that which they used to fabricate.
29 And [remember] when We made a group of jinn incline unto thee, listening to the Quran, when in its presence they said, “Hearken!” Then when it came to an end, they went back to their people as warners.
30 They said, “O our people! Truly we have heard a Book sent down after Moses, confirming that which came before it, guiding to the truth and to a straight road.
31 O our people! Answer Allah’s caller and believe in him, then He will forgive you some of your sins and protect you from a painful punishment.
32 And whosoever does not answer Allah’s caller thwarts not on earth and has no protectors apart from Him—they are in manifest error.”
33 Have they not considered that Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth and did not weary in their creation, is able to give life to the dead? Yea! He is Powerful over all things.
34 On the day when those who disbelieve are exposed to the Fire: “Is this not true?” They will say, “Yea, by our Lord!” He will reply, “Taste the punishment for having disbelieved.”
35 So be patient, as the resolute among the messengers were patient. And seek not to hasten for them. It shall be for them, on the day when they see that which they are promised, as though they had tarried naught but an hour of a day. A proclamation! Will any but the iniquitous people be destroyed?

Chapter 82-45
1 Ḥā. Mīm.
2 The revelation of the Book from Allah, the Mighty, the Wise.
3 Truly in the heavens and the earth are signs for believers.
4 And in your creation and in what He has scattered of animals are signs for a people who are certain.
5 And in the variation of the night and the day, and in that which Allah sends down from the sky as provision whereby He revives the earth after its death, and in the shifting of the winds are signs for a people who understand.
6 These are the signs of Allah that We recite unto thee in truth. So in what discourse after Allah and His signs do they believe?
7 Woe unto every sinful liar!
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Student of Al Kitaab: 8 He hears the signs of Allah recited unto him, then persists arrogantly as if he did not hear it. So give him glad tidings of a painful punishment.
9 And when he comes to know aught of Our signs, he takes them in mockery. For them there shall be a humiliating punishment.
10 Beyond them lies Hell. That which they have earned will avail them naught, nor that which they have taken apart from Allah as protectors; and theirs shall be a great punishment.
11 This is guidance; and those who disbelieve in the signs of their Lord, theirs shall be a painful punishment of torment.
12 Allah it is Who made the sea subservient unto you, that the ships may sail upon it by His Command, that you may seek His Bounty, and that haply you may give thanks.
13 He made subservient unto you whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is on the earth—all together. Truly in that are signs for a people who reflect.
14 Tell those who believe to forgive those who hope not for the days of Allah, that He may requite a people for that which they used to earn.
15 Whosoever works righteousness, it is for his own soul. And whosoever commits evil, it is to the detriment thereof. Then unto your Lord shall you be returned.
16 And indeed We gave the Children of Israel the Book, judgment, and prophethood, and We provided them with good things, and We favored them above the worlds.
17 And We gave them clear proofs from the Command. And they differed not till after knowledge had come unto them, out of envy among themselves. Thy Lord will surely judge between them on the Day of Resurrection regarding that wherein they used to differ.
18 Then We placed thee upon a clear path from the Command; so follow it, and follow not the caprices of those who know not.
19 Truly they will avail you naught against Allah. And surely the wrongdoers are the protectors of one another, while Allah is the Protector of the reverent.
20 These are insights for mankind, and guidance and mercy for a people who are certain.
21 Or do those who commit evil deeds suppose that We shall treat them like those who believe and perform righteous deeds equally in their life and in their death? Evil indeed is the judgment they make!
22 Allah created the heavens and the earth in truth, and so that every soul may be recompensed for that which it has earned; and they shall not be wronged.
23 Hast thou considered one who takes his caprice as his god, Allah having led him astray knowingly, and sealed his hearing and his heart and placed a cover upon his sight? Who, then, will guide him after Allah? Will you not, then, remember?
24 They say, “There is naught but our life in this world. We die and we live, and none destroys us save time.” But they have no knowledge thereof. They do naught but conjecture.
25 And when Our signs are recited unto them as clear proofs, their argument is naught but to say, “Bring us our fathers, if you are truthful.”
26 Say, “Allah gives you life; then causes you to die; then He gathers you together on the Day of Resurrection in which there is no doubt. But most of mankind know not.”
27 Unto Allah belongs sovereignty over the heavens and the earth. And the Day when the Hour is come—on that Day those who make false claims will have lost,
28 and thou wilt see every community upon its knees. Every community is called to its book: “Today you will be recompensed for that which you used to do.
29 This Our Book speaks against you with truth. Truly We were recording all that you used to do.”
30 As for those who believed and performed righteous deeds, their Lord causes them to enter into His Mercy. That is the manifest triumph.
31 And as for those who disbelieve, were not My signs recited unto you? But you waxed arrogant and were a guilty people.
32 When it was said, “Surely Allah’s Promise is true, and there is no doubt in the Hour,” you said, “We do not know what the Hour is. We do naught but conjecture, and we are not certain.”
33 The evils of that which they had done will become manifest unto them, and that which they used to mock will beset them.
34 And it will be said, “Today We forget you just as you forgot the meeting with this your Day; your refuge is the Fire and you have no helpers.
35 That is because you took the signs of Allah in mockery and the life of this world has deluded you.” So today they will not be removed from it; nor can they make amends.
36 Unto Allah be praise, Lord of the heavens and Lord of the earth, Lord of the worlds.
37 His is the Grandeur in the heavens and the earth, and He is the Mighty, the Wise.

Chapter 83-47
1 Those who disbelieve and turn from the way of Allah—He has made their deeds go astray.
2 And those who believe and perform righteous deeds, and believe in what has been sent down unto Muhammad—and it is the truth from their Lord—He has absolved them of their evil deeds and set their state aright.
3 That is because those who disbelieve follow falsehood and because those who believe follow the truth from their Lord. Thus does Allah set forth for mankind their likenesses.
4 When you meet those who disbelieve, strike at their necks; then, when you have overwhelmed them, tighten the bonds. Then free them graciously or hold them for ransom, till war lays down its burdens. Thus [shall it be]. And if Allah willed, He would take vengeance upon them, but that He may test some of you by means of others, [ . . . ]. And as for those who are slain in the way of Allah, He will not make their deeds go astray.
5 He will guide them and set their state aright,
6 and cause them to enter the Garden, having made it known to them.
7 O you who believe! If you help Allah, He will help you and make firm your steps.
8 As for those who disbelieve, wretched are they, and He has made their deeds go astray.
9 That is because they were averse to that which Allah sent down, so He made their deeds come to naught.
10 Have they not journeyed upon the earth and observed how those before them fared in the end? Allah destroyed them; and the disbelievers shall have the like thereof.
11 That is because Allah is Master of those who believe, and because the disbelievers have no master.
12 Truly Allah causes those who believe and perform righteous deeds to enter Gardens with rivers running below, while those who disbelieve enjoy themselves and eat as cattle eat; and the Fire shall be an abode for them.
13 And how many a town greater in strength than thy town which cast thee out have We destroyed, having none then to help them?
14 Is one who stands upon a clear proof from his Lord like one whose evil deeds are made to seem fair unto him and like those who follow their caprices?
15 The parable of the Garden that has been promised to the reverent: therein lie rivers of water incorruptible, rivers of milk whose flavor does not change, rivers of wine delicious for those who imbibe, and rivers of purified honey. Therein they partake of every fruit and of forgiveness from their Lord. [Are they] like one who abides in the Fire and those who are made to drink a boiling liquid which then tears apart their bowels?
16 Among them are those who listen unto thee. Then when they depart from thee they say to those who have been given knowledge, “What did he say?” It is they whose hearts Allah has sealed and who follow their caprices.
17 But those who are guided, He increases them in guidance and grants them their reverence.
18 Do they await aught but that the Hour should come upon them suddenly? Yet its portents have already come. Then when it has come upon them, what will their remembrance do for them?
19 Know, then, that there is no god but Allah, and ask forgiveness for thy sin and for the believing men and the believing women. Allah knows your coming and going, and your abode.
20 Those who believe say, “Would that a sūrah were sent down.” Then when a definitive sūrah wherein fighting is mentioned is sent down, thou seest those in whose hearts is a disease looking at thee as if death had overcome them. More fitting for them
21 would be obedience to Allah and honorable speech. Then, when the matter is resolved, were they true to Allah, it would be better for them.
22 Were you to turn away, would you perchance work corruption upon the earth and break your family relations?
23 They are those whom Allah has cursed, making them deaf and blinding their sight.
24 Do they not contemplate the Quran? Or do hearts have their locks upon them?
25 Truly those who turn their backs after guidance has been made clear to them—Satan has seduced them, yet He grants them respite.
26 That is because they say to those who are averse to what Allah has sent down, “We shall obey you in some matters.” And Allah knows their keeping of secrets.
27 Then how will it be when the angels seize them, striking their faces and their backs?
28 That is because they followed that which angers Allah and were averse to His good pleasure; so He made their deeds come to naught.
29 Or do those in whose hearts is a disease suppose that Allah will not expose their rancor?
30 And if We willed, We would show them to you so that you would know them by their mark. And you will certainly know them by their tone of speech. And Allah knows your deeds.
31 And We shall test you until We know those among you who strive and those who are patient, and We shall test your proclamations.
32 Truly those who disbelieve and turn from the way of Allah, and oppose the Messenger of Allah after guidance has been made clear to them will not harm Allah in the least. And He will make their deeds come to naught.
33 O you who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger and let not your deeds be in vain.
34 Truly those who disbelieve and turn from the way of Allah, then die while they are disbelievers, Allah will not forgive them.
35 So do not falter and call for peace while you have the upper hand. Allah is with you and will not deprive you of your deeds.
36 The life of this world is but play and diversion. If you believe and are reverent, He will give you your rewards and not ask you for your wealth.
37 Were He to ask you for it, then implore you, you would be miserly, and He would expose your rancor.
38 Behold! You are those who are called upon to spend in the way of Allah; yet among you some are miserly. And whosoever is miserly is only miserly toward himself. Allah is the Rich, and you are the poor. And if you turn away, He will cause a people other than you to take your place, and they will not be the likes of you.

Chapter 84-13
1 Alif. Lām. Mīm. Rā. These are the signs of the Book; and that which has been sent down unto thee from thy Lord is the truth, but most of mankind believe not.
2 Allah it is Who raised the heavens without pillars that you see, then mounted the Throne; and He made the sun and the moon subservient, each running for a term appointed. He directs the affair, expounding the signs, so that you may be certain of the meeting with your Lord.
3 He it is Who spread out the earth and placed therein firm mountains and streams, and of every kind of fruit He placed therein two kinds. He causes the night to cover the day. Truly in that are signs for a people who reflect.
4 Upon the earth are neighboring tracts, vineyards, sown fields, and date palms of a shared root and not of a shared root, watered by one water. And We have favored some above others in bounty. Truly in that are signs for a people who understand.
5 And if thou dost wonder, then wondrous is their saying, “When we are dust, shall we indeed be [raised] in a new creation?” It is they who disbelieve in their Lord; it is they who will have shackles upon their necks; and it is they who will be the inhabitants of the Fire; they shall abide therein.
6 Yet they would have thee hasten evil before good, though examples have passed before them. Truly thy Lord is Possessed of Forgiveness for mankind despite their wrongdoing, and truly thy Lord is severe in retribution.
7 Those who disbelieve say, “Why has not some sign been sent down upon him from his Lord?” Thou art but a warner; and for every people there is a guide.
8 Allah knows that which every female bears, how wombs diminish and how they increase. Everything with Him is according to a measure—
9 Knower of the Unseen and the seen, the Great, the Exalted.
10 Alike among you are those who speak secretly and those who do so openly, those who lurk by night, and those who go forth by day.
11 For him there are attendant angels to his front and to his rear, guarding him by Allah’s Command. Truly Allah alters not what is in a people until they alter what is in themselves. And when Allah desires evil for a people, there is no repelling it; and apart from Him they have no protector.
12 He it is Who shows you lightning, arousing fear and hope, and Who produces heavy-laden clouds.
13 The thunder hymns His praise, as do the angels, in awe of Him. He sends forth the thunderbolts and strikes therewith whomsoever He will. Yet they dispute concerning Allah, and He is severe in wrath.
14 Unto Him is the supplication of truth; and those whom they supplicate apart from Him answer them not in the least, save as one who stretches forth his palms toward water that it may reach his mouth, though it never reaches him. And the supplication of the disbelievers is naught but astray.
15 And unto Allah prostrates whosoever is in the heavens and on the earth, willingly or unwillingly, as do their shadows in the morning and the evening.
16 Say, “Who is the Lord of the heavens and the earth?” Say, “Allah.” Say, “Then have you taken, apart from Him, protectors who have no power over what benefit or harm may come to themselves?” Say, “Are the blind and the seer equal, or are darkness and light equal?” Or have they ascribed unto Allah partners who have created the like of His creation, such that that creation seems alike to them? Say, “Allah is the Creator of all things, and He is the One, the Paramount.”
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Student of Al Kitaab: 17 He sends down water from the sky, so that the riverbeds flow according to their measure and the torrent carries a swelling froth; and from that which they kindle in the fire, seeking ornament or pleasure, is a froth like unto it. Thus does Allah set forth truth and falsehood. As for the froth, it passes away as dross. And as for that which benefits mankind, it remains on the earth. Thus does Allah set forth parables.
18 Those who answer their Lord shall have that which is most beautiful. But those who answer Him not—were they to possess all that is on the earth and the like of it besides, they would seek to ransom themselves thereby. For them there shall be an evil reckoning. Their refuge is Hell. What an evil resting place!
19 Is one who knows that what has been sent down unto thee from thy Lord is the truth like one who is blind? Only those who possess intellect reflect,
20 who fulfill the pact with Allah and break not the covenant,
21 who join what Allah has commanded be joined, fear their Lord, and dread an evil reckoning,
22 and who are patient, seeking the Face of their Lord, perform the prayer, and spend from that which We have provided them, secretly and openly, and who repel evil with good. For them there shall be the reward of the Abode—
23 Gardens of Eden that they shall enter along with those who were righteous from among their fathers, their spouses, and their progeny; and angels shall enter upon them from every gate.
24 “Peace be upon you because you were patient.” How excellent is the Ultimate Abode!
25 As for those who break Allah’s pact after accepting His covenant, and sever what Allah has commanded be joined, and work corruption upon the earth, it is they who shall have the curse, and theirs shall be the evil abode.
26 Allah outspreads and straitens provision for whomsoever He will. They rejoice in the life of the world; yet compared to the Hereafter, the life of the world is but [fleeting] enjoyment.
27 Those who disbelieve say, “Why has some sign not been sent down upon him from his Lord?” Say, “Truly Allah leads astray whomsoever He will and guides to Himself whosoever turns in repentance—
28 those who believe and whose hearts are at peace in the remembrance of Allah. Are not hearts at peace in the remembrance of Allah?
29 Those who believe and perform righteous deeds, theirs is blessedness and a beautiful return.
30 Thus have We sent thee unto a community before whom other communities have passed away, that thou mayest recite unto them that which We have revealed unto thee; yet they disbelieve in the Compassionate. Say, “He is my Lord; there is no god but He. In Him do I trust and unto Him do I turn.”
31 Were there a Quran whereby the mountains were set in motion, or the earth was cleft, or the dead were made to speak! Nay! Unto Allah belongs the affair altogether. Do not those who believe understand that if Allah had willed, He would have guided mankind all together? And those who disbelieve, calamity will never cease to befall them because of that which they have wrought, or to alight close to their abode until Allah’s Promise comes. Truly Allah will not fail the tryst.
32 Certainly messengers were mocked before thee. But I granted respite to those who disbelieved; then I seized them. How, then, was My Retribution!
33 What of He Who attends to every soul in accordance with what it has earned? Yet they ascribe partners unto Allah. Say, “Name them! Or will you inform Him of something He does not know upon the earth, or are these vain words?” Nay! But their plotting has been made to seem fair unto those who disbelieve, and they have been turned from the way. And whomsoever Allah leads astray, no guide has he.
34 Theirs shall be punishment in the life of this world, and surely the punishment of the Hereafter will be more wretched; they shall have none to shield them from Allah.
35 The parable of the Garden that has been promised to the reverent: with rivers running below, its food everlasting, as is its shade. That is the ultimate end of those who were reverent, while the ultimate end of the disbelievers is the Fire!
36 And those to whom We have given the Book rejoice in that which has been sent down unto thee. And among the parties are those who reject some of it. Say, “I have only been commanded to worship Allah, and to not ascribe partners unto Him. Unto Him do I call and unto Him is my return.”
37 Thus have We sent it down as a Judgment in Arabic. Yet if thou followest their caprices after the knowledge that has come to thee, thou shalt have no protector against Allah, and no defender.
38 Indeed We sent messengers before thee and appointed for them wives and progeny, and it is not for a messenger to bring a sign, save by Allah’s Leave; and for every term there is a Book.
39 Allah effaces what He will and establishes, and with Him is the Mother of the Book.
40 Whether We show thee a part of that which We promise them, or We take thee [unto Us], thine is only to proclaim, and Ours is the Reckoning.
41 Have they not considered how We come upon the land, reducing it of its outlying regions? And Allah judges; none repeals His Judgment, and He is swift in reckoning.
42 Indeed those who were before them plotted, but unto Allah belongs plotting altogether. He knows what every soul earns, and the disbelievers will know whose is the Ultimate Abode.
43 And those who disbelieve say, “You have not been sent.” Say, “Allah and whosoever possesses knowledge of the Book suffices as a witness between you and me.”

Chapter 85-35
1 Praise be to Allah, Originator of the heavens and the earth, Who appoints the angels as messengers, of wings two, three, and four, increasing creation as He will. Truly Allah is Powerful over all things.
2 Whatsoever mercy Allah opens unto mankind, none shall withhold. And whatsoever He withholds, none shall release thereafter. And He is the Mighty, the Wise.
3 O mankind! Remember Allah’s Blessing upon you. Is there a creator other than Allah who provides for you from Heaven and earth? There is no god but He. How, then, are you perverted?
4 If they deny thee, messengers before thee were denied, and unto Allah are all matters returned.
5 O mankind! Surely Allah’s Promise is true. So let not the life of this world delude you, nor let the Deluder delude you concerning Allah.
6 Truly Satan is an enemy unto you; so take him as an enemy. He only calls upon his party that they may be among the inhabitants of the Blaze.
7 Those who disbelieve, theirs shall be a severe punishment. And those who believe and perform righteous deeds, theirs shall be forgiveness and a great reward.
8 And what of one, the evil of whose deeds has been made to seem fair to him, such that he thinks it beautiful? Truly Allah leads astray whomsoever He will and guides whomsoever He will; so let not thy soul be expended in regrets over them. Truly Allah knows that which they do.
9 And Allah is He Who sends the winds; then they cause clouds to rise. Then We drive them to a land that is dead, and thereby revive the earth after its death. Thus shall be the Resurrection!
10 Whosoever desires might—to Allah belongs might altogether. Unto Him ascends the good word, and He uplifts the righteous deed. As for those who plot evil deeds, theirs shall be a severe punishment, and their plotting shall come to ruin.
11 Allah created you from dust, then from a drop, then He made you pairs; and no female bears or brings forth save with His Knowledge. And none who grows old grows old, nor has aught lessened of his life, but that it is in a Book. Truly that is easy for Allah.
12 Not equal are the two seas: one sweet, satisfying, pleasant to drink, and the other salty, bitter. Yet from each you eat fresh meat, and bring out ornaments that you wear. And you see the ships therein plowing through, that you may seek of His Bounty, and that haply you may give thanks.
13 He makes the night pass into the day and makes the day pass into the night, and He has made the sun and the moon subservient, each running for a term appointed. That is Allah, your Lord; to Him belongs sovereignty. As for those upon whom you call apart from Him, they do not possess so much as the husk of a date stone.
14 If you call upon them, they hear not your call, and even if they heard, they would not respond to you; and on the Day of Resurrection they will disown your ascribing partners unto Allah. And none informs you like one who is Aware.
15 O mankind! You are needful of Allah; and He is the Self-Sufficient, the Praised.
16 If He will, He could remove you and bring a new creation.
17 That is no great matter for Allah.
18 And none shall bear the burden of another. And though one burdened heavily calls for his burden to be borne, naught of it will be borne, even if it be kin. Thou warnest only those who fear their Lord unseen and perform the prayer. And whosoever purifies himself purifies himself only for his own soul. And unto Allah is the journey’s end.
19 Not equal are the blind and the seeing,
20 nor the darkness and the light,
21 nor the shade and the scorching heat.
22 Not equal are the living and the dead. Truly Allah causes whomsoever He will to hear, but thou canst not cause those in graves to hear.
23 Thou art naught but a warner.
24 Truly We have sent thee with the truth as a bearer of glad tidings and as a warner. And there has been no community but that a warner has passed among them.
25 If they deny thee, those before them also denied: their messengers brought them clear proofs, scriptures, and the luminous Book.
26 Then I seized those who disbelieved. How, then, was the change I wrought!
27 Hast thou not considered that Allah sends down water from the sky, wherewith We bring forth fruits of diverse colors? And in the mountains are streaks of white and red, of diverse hues, and others pitch-black.
28 And of mankind, beasts, and cattle there are, likewise, those of diverse colors. [Yet] only those among His servants who know fear Allah. Truly Allah is Mighty, Forgiving.
29 Truly those who recite the Book of Allah, perform the prayer, and spend from that which We have provided them secretly and openly hope for a commerce that will never perish,
30 that He may pay them their rewards in full and increase them from His Bounty. Truly He is Forgiving, Thankful.
31 And that which We have revealed unto thee from the Book is the truth, confirming what came before it. Verily Allah is of His servants Aware, Seeing.
32 Then We bequeathed the Book to those of Our servants whom We had chosen. Among them are those who wrong themselves, those who take a middle course, and those who are foremost in good deeds, by Allah’s Leave. That is the great bounty:
33 Gardens of Eden which they will enter, adorned therein with bracelets of gold and pearls; and their garments therein will be of silk.
34 And they will say, “Praise be to Allah, Who has dispelled grief from us. Truly our Lord is Forgiving, Thankful,
35 Who, of His Bounty, has caused us to dwell in the Abode of Everlasting Life, wherein no weariness shall touch us, nor fatigue befall us.”
36 As for those who disbelieve, theirs shall be the Fire of Hell. They will neither be done away with so as to die; nor will aught of its punishment be lightened for them. Thus do We requite every disbeliever.
37 They will cry out therein, “Our Lord! Remove us, that we may work righteousness other than that which we used to do.” “Did We not give you long life, enough for whosoever would reflect to reflect therein? And the warner came unto you, so taste [the punishment]! The wrongdoers shall have no helpers.”
38 Truly Allah knows the unseen of the heavens and the earth. Truly He knows what lies within breasts.
39 He it is Who appointed you vicegerents upon the earth. So whosoever disbelieves, his disbelief is to his detriment. The disbelief of the disbelievers increases them with their Lord in naught but odium. And the disbelief of the disbelievers increases them in naught but loss.
40 Say, “Have you considered your partners upon whom you call apart from Allah? Show me what they have created of the earth. Do they have a share in the heavens, or did We give them a book, such that they stand upon a clear proof from it?” Nay, the wrongdoers promise one another naught but delusion.
41 Truly Allah maintains the heavens and the earth, lest they fall apart. And were they to fall apart, none would maintain them after Him. Truly He is Clement, Forgiving.
42 And they swore by Allah their most solemn oaths that, were a warner to come unto them, they would be more rightly guided than any of the communities. Yet when a warner came unto them, it increased them in naught but aversion,
43 waxing arrogant upon the earth and plotting evil; yet evil plotting besets none but its authors. So do they await aught but the wont of those of old? Thou shalt find no alteration in the wont of Allah, and thou shalt find no change in the wont of Allah.
44 Have they not journeyed upon the earth and observed how those before them fared in the end, though they were greater than them in strength? Naught in the heavens or upon the earth can thwart Allah. Truly He is Knowing, Powerful.
45 Were Allah to take mankind to task for that which they have earned, He would not leave a single creature upon the surface of the earth. But He grants them reprieve till a term appointed. And when their term comes, Truly Allah sees His servants.
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1 Alif. Lām. Rā. [This is] a Book that We have sent down unto thee, that thou mightest bring forth mankind out of darkness into light, by the leave of their Lord, unto the path of the Mighty, the Praised—
2 Allah, unto Whom belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is on the earth. Woe unto the disbelievers for a severe punishment.
3 Those who prefer the life of this world over the Hereafter, and who turn from the way of Allah and seek to make it crooked; it is they who are far astray.
4 And We have sent no messenger, save in the language of his people, that he might make clear unto them. Then Allah leads astray whomsoever He will and guides whomsoever He will. And He is the Mighty, the Wise.
5 We indeed sent Moses with Our signs, “Bring thy people out of darkness into light, and remind them of the Days of Allah. Truly in that are signs for all who are patient, thankful.”
6 And [remember] when Moses said unto his people, “Remember Allah’s Blessing upon you, when He saved you from the House of Pharaoh, who inflicted terrible punishment upon you, slaying your sons and sparing your women —and in that was a great trial from your Lord—
7 and when your Lord proclaimed, ‘If you give thanks, I shall surely grant you increase, but if you are ungrateful, truly My Punishment is severe!’”
8 And Moses said, “If you are ungrateful—you and whosoever is on the earth all together—[know that] verily Allah is Self-Sufficient, Praised.”
9 Has not the account come to you of those who came before you—the people of Noah, and ʿĀd, and Thamūd, and those who came after them? None knows them but Allah. Their messengers brought them clear proofs, but they thrust their hands into their mouths and said, “Verily we disbelieve in that wherewith you have been sent, and we are in grave doubt about that to which you call us.”
10 Their messengers said, “Is there any doubt concerning Allah, the Originator of the heavens and the earth? He calls you that He might forgive some of your sins and grant you reprieve till a term appointed.” They said, “You are but human beings like us. You desire to turn us away from that which our fathers used to worship. So bring us a manifest authority!”
11 Their messengers said unto them, “We are but human beings like yourselves, but Allah is gracious unto whomsoever He will among His servants. And it is not for us to bring you an authority, save by Allah’s Leave; so in Allah let the believers trust.
12 And why should we not trust in Allah, when He has guided us in our ways? And we shall surely endure patiently, however you may torment us. And let those who trust, trust in Allah.”
13 But those who disbelieved said to their messengers, “We shall surely expel you from our land, or you shall revert to our creed.” So their Lord revealed unto them, “We shall surely destroy the wrongdoers.
14 And We shall surely make you to dwell in the land after them. This is for those who fear My Station and fear My Threat.”
15 And they sought victory, and every stubborn tyrant fails.
16 Beyond him lies Hell; and he shall be given to drink of oozing pus,
17 which he will gulp down, but can scarcely swallow. Death shall come upon him from every side; yet he will not die, and before him lies a grave punishment.
18 The parable of those who disbelieve in their Lord: their deeds are as ashes that the wind blows hard on a stormy day. They have no power over aught they have earned. That is extreme error.
19 Hast thou not considered that Allah created the heavens and the earth in truth? If He wills, He can remove you and bring a new creation,
20 and that is no great matter for Allah.
21 They will appear before Allah all together, and the weak will say to those who waxed arrogant, “Truly we were your followers; so can you avail us in any way against the Punishment of Allah?” They will say, “Had Allah guided us, we would have guided you. It is the same for us whether we are anxious or patient; for us there is no refuge.”
22 And Satan will say, when the matter has been decreed, “Verily Allah made you the Promise of truth; and I made you a promise, but I failed you. And I had no authority over you, save that I called you, and you responded to me. So do not blame me, but blame yourselves. I cannot respond to your cries for help; nor can you respond to my cries for help. Truly I disbelieved in your ascribing me as partner aforetime. As for the wrongdoers, surely theirs shall be a painful punishment.”
23 Those who believe and perform righteous deeds shall be made to enter Gardens with rivers running below, abiding therein by the leave of their Lord. Their greeting therein shall be, “Peace!”
24 Hast thou not considered how Allah sets forth a parable? A good word is as a good tree: its roots firm and its branches in the sky.
25 It brings forth fruit in every season, by the Leave of its Lord. Allah sets forth parables for mankind, that haply they may remember.
26 And the parable of a bad word is a bad tree: uprooted from the face of the earth; it has no stability.
27 Allah makes firm those who believe with firm speech in the life of this world and in the Hereafter. And Allah leads the wrongdoers astray; Allah does whatsoever He wills.
28 Hast thou not considered those who exchanged the Blessing of Allah for ingratitude and caused their people to dwell in the abode of perdition—
29 Hell, wherein they shall burn. What an evil dwelling place!
30 They set up equals unto Allah, that they might lead astray from His Way. Say, “Enjoy yourselves! For truly your journey is unto the Fire!”
31 Tell My servants who believe to perform the prayer and to spend from that which We have provided them, secretly and openly, before a day comes wherein there shall be neither bargaining nor befriending.
32 Allah it is Who created the heavens and the earth, and sent down water from the sky, then brought forth fruits thereby for your provision. He has made the ships subservient unto you, so that they sail upon the sea by His Command, and has made the rivers subservient unto you.
33 And He has made the sun and the moon subservient unto you, constant, and He made the night and the day subservient unto you.
34 And He gives you something of all that you ask of Him, and were you to count the Blessings of Allah, you could not number them. Truly mankind is wrongdoing, ungrateful.
35 And [remember] when Abraham said, “My Lord! Make this land secure, and keep me and my children from worshipping idols.
36 My Lord! Surely they have led astray many among mankind. So whosoever follows me, he is of me. And whosoever disobeys me, surely Thou art Forgiving, Merciful.
37 Our Lord! Verily I have settled some of my progeny in a valley without cultivation by Thy Sacred House, our Lord, that they might perform the prayer. So cause the hearts of some men to incline toward them, and provide them with fruits, that haply they may give thanks.
38 Our Lord! Surely Thou knowest what we hide and what we disclose. And naught is hidden from Allah, on earth or in Heaven.
39 Praise be to Allah, Who bestowed upon me Ishmael and Isaac, in my old age. Truly my Lord is the Hearer of supplications.
40 My Lord! Make me a performer of prayer, and my progeny. Our Lord! Accept my supplication!
41 Our Lord! Forgive me and my parents and the believers on the Day when the Reckoning is come.”
42 Do not suppose that Allah is heedless of the deeds of the wrongdoers; He merely grants them reprieve till a day when eyes will stare, transfixed,
43 running with necks outstretched and heads upraised, their glance returning not to them, their hearts vacant.
44 And warn mankind of the Day when the punishment shall come upon them, whereupon those who did wrong will say, “Our Lord! Grant us reprieve for a term nigh, that we might respond to Thy Call and follow the messengers.” [It will be said unto them], “Did you not earlier swear that there would be no end for you?”
45 And you settled in the dwellings of those who had wronged themselves, though it was made clear to you how We dealt with them, and We set forth for you the parables.
46 And they devised their plot, but their plot lies with Allah, though their plotting be such as to move mountains.
47 So do not suppose that He would fail to keep His Promise unto His messengers. Truly Allah is Mighty, Possessor of Vengeance.
48 On that Day the earth shall be changed into other than the earth, and the heavens [too], and they will appear before Allah, the One, the Paramount.
49 On that Day thou wilt see the guilty bound together in fetters,
50 their garments made of pitch, and the Fire covering their faces,
51 that Allah may recompense every soul for that which it has earned; surely Allah is swift in reckoning.
52 This is a proclamation unto mankind, that they may be warned thereby, and that they may know that He is the One god, and that the possessors of intellect might be reminded.

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1 Ḥā. Mīm.
2 ʿAyn. Sīn. Qāf.
3 Thus does He reveal unto thee and unto those before thee—Allah, the Mighty, the Wise.
4 Unto Him belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is on the earth, and He is the Exalted, the Magnificent.
5 The heavens are well-nigh rent asunder from above, while the angels hymn the praise of their Lord and seek forgiveness for those on earth. Yea! Truly Allah is the Forgiving, the Merciful.
6 As for those who take protectors apart from Him, Allah is Keeper over them, and thou art not a guardian over them.
7 Thus have We revealed unto thee an Arabic Quran that thou mayest warn the Mother of Cities and those around it, and that thou mayest warn of the Day of Gathering in which there is no doubt. A group shall be in the Garden and a group shall be in the Blaze.
8 Had Allah willed, He would have made them all one community. But He causes whomsoever He will to enter into His Mercy. And the wrongdoers have no protector and no helper.
9 Or have they taken protectors apart from Him? Yet Allah, He is the Protector; He gives life to the dead; and He is Powerful over all things.
10 As for anything wherein you differ, judgment thereof lies with Allah. That is Allah, my Lord. In Him do I trust and unto Him do I turn.
11 The Originator of the heavens and the earth, He has appointed for you mates from among yourselves, and has appointed mates also among the cattle. He multiplies you thereby; naught is like unto Him, yet He is the Hearer, the Seer.
12 Unto Him belong the keys of the heavens and the earth. He outspreads and straitens provision for whomsoever He will. Truly He is Knower of all things.
13 He has prescribed for you as religion that which He enjoined upon Noah, and that which We revealed unto thee, and that which We enjoined upon Abraham, Moses, and Jesus, that you uphold religion and not become divided therein. Grievous for the idolaters is that to which thou callest them. Allah chooses for Himself whomsoever He will and guides unto Himself whosoever turns in repentance.
14 They did not become divided till after knowledge had come unto them, out of envy among themselves. And were it not for a Word that had preceded from thy Lord unto a term appointed, judgment would have been made between them. Yet truly those who were bequeathed the Book after them are indeed confounded by doubt regarding it.
15 Therefore, summon, and stand firm as thou hast been commanded. Follow not their caprices, and say, “I believe in that which Allah has sent down as a Book, and I have been commanded to establish justice among you. Allah is our Lord and your Lord. Unto us our deeds, and unto you your deeds; there is no argument between us and you. Allah will gather us together and unto Him is the journey’s end.”
16 As for those who argue about Allah after having responded to Him, their argument is baseless in the eyes of their Lord. Upon them shall be wrath, and theirs shall be a severe punishment.
17 Allah it is Who sent down the Book in truth, and the Balance. And what will apprise thee? Perhaps the Hour is nigh?
18 Those who believe not in it seek to hasten it, and those who believe are wary of it and know that it is the truth. Are not those who dispute the Hour far astray?
19 Allah is kind unto His servants; He provides for whomsoever He will, and He is the Strong, the Mighty.
20 Whosoever desires the harvest of the Hereafter, We shall increase for him his harvest. And whosoever desires the harvest of this world, We shall give him some thereof, but he will have no share in the Hereafter.
21 Or have they partners who have prescribed for them as religion that which Allah did not permit? Were it not for the Word of Division, judgment would have been made between them. And truly the wrongdoers shall have a painful punishment.
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