1. Alif Lam Ra (This is) a Book, whose verses are made
decisive, then are they made plain, from the Wise,
2. That you shall not serve (any) but Allah; surely I am a
warner for you from Him and a giver of good news,
3. And you that ask forgiveness of your Lord, then turn to
Him; He will provide you with a goodly provision to an
appointed term and bestow His grace on every one endowed
with grace, and if you turn back, then surely I fear for you
the chastisement of a great day.
4. To Allah is your return, and He has power over all
S. Now surely they fold up their breasts that they may
conceal (their enmity) from Him; now surely, when they use
their garments as a covering, He knows what they conceal and
what they make public; surely He knows what is in the
6. And there is no animal in the earth but on Allah is the
sustenance of it, and He knows its resting place and its
depository all (things) are in a manifest book.
7. And He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in six
periods-- and His dominion (extends) on the water-- that He
might manifest to you, which of you is best in action, and
if you say, surely you shall be raised up after death, those
who disbelieve would certainly say: This is nothing but
8. And if We hold back from them the punishment until a
stated period of time, they will certainly say: What
prevents it? Now surely on the day when it will come to
them, it shall not be averted from them and that which they
scoffed at shall beset them.
9. And if We make man taste mercy from Us, then take it off
from him, most surely he is despairing, ungrateful.
10. And if We make him taste a favor after distress has
afflicted him, he will certainly say: The evils are gone
away from me. Most surely he is exulting, boasting;
11. Except those who are patient and do good, they shall
have forgiveness and a great reward.
12. Then, it may be that you will give up part of what is
revealed to you and your breast will become straitened by it
because they say: Why has not a treasure been sent down upon
him or an angel come with him? You are only a warner; and
Allah is custodian over all things.
13. Or, do they say: He has forged it. Say: Then bring ten
forged chapters like it and call upon whom you can besides
Allah, if you are truthful.
14. But if they do not answer you, then know that it is
revealed by Allah's knowledge and that there is no god but
He; will you then submit?
15. Whoever desires this world's life and its finery, We
will pay them in full their deeds therein, and they shall
not be made to. suffer loss in respect of them.
16. These are they for whom there is nothing but fire in the
hereafter, and what they wrought in it shall go for nothing,
and vain is what they do.
17. Is he then who has with him clear proof from his Lord,
and a witness from Him recites it and before it (is) the
Book of Musa, a guide and a mercy? These believe in it; and
whoever of the (different) parties disbelieves in it, surely
it is the truth from your Lord, but most men do not believe.
18. And who is more unjust than he who forges a lie against
Allah? These shall be brought before their Lord, and the
witnesses shall say: These are they who lied against their
Lord. Now surely the curse of Allah is on the unjust.
19. Who turn away from the path of Allah and desire to make
it crooked; and they are disbelievers in the hereafter.
20. These shall not escape in the earth, nor shall they have
any guardians besides Allah; the punishment shall be doubled
for them, they could not bear to hear and they did not see.
21. These are they who have lost their souls, and what they
forged is gone from them.
22. Truly in the hereafter they are the greatest losers.
23. Surely (as to) those who believe and do good and humble
themselves to their Lord, these are the dwellers of the
garden, in it they will abide.
24. The likeness of the two parties is as the blind and the
deaf and the seeing and the hearing: are they equal in
condition? Will you not then mind?
25. And certainly We sent Nuh to his people: Surely I am a
plain warner for you:
26. That you shall not serve any but Allah, surely I fear
for you the punishment of a painful day.
27. But the chiefs of those who disbelieved from among his
people said: We do not consider you but a mortal like
ourselves, and we do not see any have followed you but those
who are the meanest of us at first thought and we do not see
in you any excellence over us; nay, we deem you liars.
28. He said: O my people! tell me if I have with me clear
proof from my Lord, and He has granted me mercy from Himself
and it has been made obscure to you; shall we constrain you
to (accept) it while you are averse from it?
29. And, O my people! I ask you not for wealth in return for
it; my reward is only with Allah and I am not going to drive
away those who believe; surely they shall meet their Lord,
but I consider you a people who are ignorant:
30. And, O my people! who will help me against Allah if I
drive them away? Will you not then mind?
31. And I do not say to you that I have the treasures of
Allah and I do not know the unseen, nor do I say that I am
an angel, nor do I say about those whom your eyes hold in
mean estimation (that) Allah will never grant them (any)
good-- Allah knows best what is in their souls-- for then most
surely I should be of the unjust.
32. They said: O Nuh! indeed you have disputed with us and
lengthened dispute with us, therefore bring to us what you
threaten us with, if you are of the truthful ones.
33. He said: Allah only will bring it to you if He please,
and you will not escape:
34. And if I intend to give you good advice, my advice will
not profit you if Allah intended that He should leave you to
go astray; He is your Lord, and to Him shall you be
35. Or do they say: He has forged it? Say: If I have forged
it, on me is my guilt, and I am clear of that of which you
36. And it was revealed to Nuh: That none of your people
will believe except those who have already believed,
therefore do not grieve at what they do:
37. And make the ark before Our eyes and (according to) Our
revelation, and do not speak to Me in respect of those who
are unjust; surely they shall be drowned.
38. And he began to make the ark; and whenever the chiefs
from among his people passed by him they laughed at him. He
said: If you laugh at us, surely we too laugh at you as you
laugh (at us).
39. So shall you know who it is on whom will come a
chastisement which will disgrace him, and on whom will
lasting chastisement come down.
40. Until when Our command came and water came forth from
the valley, We said: Carry in it two of all things, a pair,
and your own family-- except those against whom the word has
already gone forth, and those who believe. And there
believed not with him but a few.
41. And he said: Embark in it, in the name of Allah be its
sailing and its anchoring; most surely my Lord is Forgiving,
42. And it moved on with them amid waves like mountains; and
Nuh called out to his son, and he was aloof: O my son!
embark with us and be not with the unbelievers.
43. He said: I will betake myself for refuge to a mountain
that shall protect me from the water. Nuh said: There is no
protector today from Allah's punishment but He Who has
mercy; and a wave intervened between them, so he was of the
44. And it was said: O earth, swallow down your water, and O
cloud, clear away; and the water was made to abate and the
affair was decided, and the ark rested on the Judi, and it
was said: Away with the unjust people.
45. And Nuh cried out to his Lord and said: My Lord! surely
my son is of my family, and Thy promise is surely true, and
Thou art the most just of the judges.
46. He said: O Nuh! surely he is not of your family; surely
he is (the doer of) other than good deeds, therefore ask not
of Me that of which you have no knowledge; surely I admonish
you lest you may be of the ignorant
47. He said: My Lord! I seek refuge in Thee from asking Thee
that of which I have no knowledge; and if Thou shouldst not
forgive me and have mercy on me, I should be of the losers.
48. It was said: O Nuh! descend with peace from Us and
blessings on you and on the people from among those who are
with you, and there shall be nations whom We will afford
provisions, then a painful punishment from Us shall afflict
49. These are announcements relating to the unseen which We
reveal to you, you did not know them-- (neither) you nor your
people-- before this; therefore be patient; surely the end is
for those who guard (against evil).
50. And to Ad (We sent) their brother Hud. He said: O my
people! serve Allah, you have no god other than He; you are
nothing but forgers (of lies).
51. O my people! I do not ask of you any reward for it; my
reward is only with Him Who created me; do you not then
52. And, O my people! ask forgiveness of your Lord, then
turn to Him; He will send on you clouds pouring down
abundance of rain and add strength to your strength, and do
not turn back guilty.
53. They said: O Hud! you have not brought to us any clear
argument and we are not going to desert our gods for your
word, and we are not believers in you:
54. We cannot say aught but that some of our gods have
smitten you with evil. He said: Surely I call Allah to
witness, and do you bear witness too, that I am clear of
what you associate (with Allah).
SS. Besides Him, therefore scheme against me all together;
then give me no respite:
56. Surely I rely on Allah, my Lord and your Lord; there is
no living creature but He holds it by its forelock; surely
my Lord is on the right path.
57. But if you turn back, then indeed I have delivered to
you the message with which I have been sent to you, and my
Lord will bring another people in your place, and you cannot
do Him any harm; surely my Lord is the Preserver of all
58. And when Our decree came to pass, We delivered Hud and
those who believed with him with mercy from Us, and We
delivered them from a hard chastisement.
59. And this was Ad; they denied the communications of their
Lord, and disobeyed His apostles and followed the bidding of
every insolent opposer (of truth).
60. And they were overtaken by curse in this world and on
the resurrection day; now surely Ad disbelieved in their
Lord; now surely, away with Ad, the people of Hud.
61. And to Samood (We sent) their brother Salih. He said: O
my people! serve Allah, you have no god other than He; He
brought you into being from the earth, and made you dwell in
it, therefore ask forgiveness of Him, then turn to Him;
surely my Lord is Nigh, Answering.
62. They said: O Salih! surely you were one amongst us in
whom great expectations were placed before this; do you
(now) forbid us from worshipping what our fathers
worshipped? And as to that which you call us to, most surely
we are in disquieting doubt.
63. He said: O my people! tell me if I have clear proof from
my Lord and He has granted to me mercy from Himself-- who will
then help me against Allah if I disobey Him? Therefore you
do not add to me other than loss:
64. And, O my people! this will be (as) Allah's she-camel
for you, a sign; therefore leave her to pasture on Allah's
earth and do not touch her with evil, for then a near
chastisement will overtake you.
65. But they slew her, so he said: Enjoy yourselves in your
abode for three days, that is a promise not to be belied.
66. So when Our decree came to pass, We delivered Salih and
those who believed with him by mercy from Us, and (We saved
them) from the disgrace of that day; surely your Lord is the
Strong, the Mighty.
67. And the rumbling overtook those who were unjust, so they
became motionless bodies in their abodes,
68. As though they had never dwelt in them; now surely did
Samood disbelieve in their Lord; now surely, away with
69. And certainly Our messengers came to Ibrahim with good
news. They said: Peace. Peace, said he, and he made no delay
in bringing a roasted calf.
70. But when he saw that their hands were not extended
towards it, he deemed them strange and conceived fear of
them. . They said: Fear not, surely we are sent to Lut's
71. And his wife was standing (by), so she laughed, then We
gave her the good news of Ishaq and after Ishaq of (a son's
72. She said: O wonder! shall I bear a son when I am an
extremely old woman and this my husband an extremely old
man? Most surely this is a wonderful thing.
73. They said: Do you wonder at Allah's bidding? The mercy
of Allah and His blessings are on you, O people of the
house, surely He is Praised, Glorious.
74. So when fear had gone away from Ibrahim and good news
came to him, he began to plead with Us for Lut's people.
75. Most surely Ibrahim was forbearing, tender-hearted,
oft-returning (to Allah):
76. O Ibrahim! leave off this, surely the decree of your
Lord has come to pass, and surely there must come to them a
chastisement that cannot be averted.
77. And when Our messengers came to Lut, he was grieved for
them, and he lacked strength to protect them, and said: This
is a hard day.
78. And his people came to him, (as if) rushed on towards
him, and already they did evil deeds. He said: O my people!
these are my daughters-- they are purer for you, so guard
against (the punishment of) Allah and do not disgrace me
with regard to my guests; is there not among you one
79. They said: Certainly you know that we have no claim on
your daughters, and most surely you know what we desire.
80. He said: Ah! that I had power to suppress you, rather I
shall have recourse to a strong support.
81. They said: O Lut! we are the messengers of your Lord;
they shall by no means reach you; so remove your followers
in a part of the night-- and let none of you turn back-- except
your wife, for surely whatsoever befalls them shall befall
her; surely their appointed time is the morning; is not the
82. So when Our decree came to pass, We turned them upside
down and rained down upon them stones, of what had been
decreed, one after another.
83. Marked (for punishment) with your Lord and it is not far
off from the unjust.
84. And to Madyan (We sent) their brother Shu'aib. He said:
O my people! serve Allah, you have no god other than He, and
do not give short measure and weight: surely I see you in
prosperity and surely I fear for you the punishment of an
85. And, O my people! give full measure and weight fairly,
and defraud not men their things, and do not act corruptly
in the land, making mischief:
86. What remains with Allah is better for you if you are
believers, and I am not a keeper over you.
87. They said: O Shu'aib! does your prayer enjoin you that
we should forsake what our fathers worshipped or that we
should not do what we please with regard to our property?
Forsooth you are the forbearing, the right-directing one.
88. He said: O my people! have you considered if I have a
clear proof from my Lord and He has given me a goodly
sustenance from Himself, and I do not desire that in
opposition to you I should betake myself to that which I
forbid you: I desire nothing but reform so far as I am able,
and with none but Allah is the direction of my affair to a
right issue; on Him do I rely and to Him do I turn:
89. And, O my people! let not opposition to me make you
guilty so that there may befall you the like of what befell
the people of Nuh, or the people of Hud, or the people of
Salih, nor are the people of Lut far off from you;
90. And ask forgiveness of your Lord, then turn to Him;
surely my Lord is Merciful, Loving-kind.
91. They said: O Shu'aib! we do not understand much of what
you say and most surely we see you to be weak among us, and
were it not for your family we would surely stone you, and
you are not mighty against us.
92. He said: O my people! is my family more esteemed by you
than Allah? And you neglect Him as a thing cast behind your
back; surely my Lord encompasses what you do:
93. And, O my people! act according to your ability, I too
am acting; you will come to know soon who it is on whom will
light the punishment that will disgrace him and who it is
that is a liar, and watch, surely I too am watching with
94. And when Our decree came to pass We delivered Shu'aib,
and those who believed with him by mercy from Us, and the
rumbling overtook those who were unjust so they became
motionless bodies in their abodes,
95. As though they had never dwelt in them; now surely
perdition overtook Madyan as had perished Samood.
96. And certainly We sent Musa with Our communications and a
97. To Firon and his chiefs, but they followed the bidding
of Firon, and Firon's bidding was not right-directing.
98. He shall lead his people on the resurrection day, and
bring them down to the fire; and evil the place to which
they are brought.
99. And they are overtaken by curse in this (world), and on
the resurrection day, evil the gift which shall be given.
100. This is an account of (the fate of) the towns which We
relate to you; of them are some that stand and (others) mown
101. And We did not do them injustice, but they were unjust
to themselves, so their gods whom they called upon besides
Allah did not avail them aught when the decree of your Lord
came to pass; and they added but to their ruin.
102. And such is the punishment of your Lord when He
punishes the towns while they are unjust; surely His
punishment is painful, severe.
103. Most surely there is a sign in this for him who fears
the chastisement of the hereafter; this is a day on which
the people shall be gathered together and this is a day that
shall be witnessed.
104. And We do not delay it but to an appointed term.
105. On the day when it shall come, no soul shall speak
except with His permission, then (some) of them shall be
unhappy and (others) happy.
106. So as to those who are unhappy, they shall be in the
fire; for them shall be sighing and groaning in it:
107. Abiding therein so long as the heavens and the earth
endure, except as your Lord please; surely your Lord is the
mighty doer of what He intends.
108. And as to those who are made happy, they shall be in
the garden, abiding in it as long as the heavens and the
earth endure, except as your Lord please; a gift which shall
never be cut off.
109. Therefore be not in doubt as to what these worship;
they do not worship but as their fathers worshipped before;
and most surely We will pay them back in full their portion
110. And certainly We gave the book to Musa, but it was gone
against; and had not a word gone forth from your Lord, the
matter would surely have been decided between them; and
surely they are in a disquieting doubt about it.
111. And your Lord will most surely pay back to all their
deeds in full; surely He is aware of what they do.
112. Continue then in the right way as you are commanded, as
also he who has turned (to Allah) with you, and be not
inordinate (O men!), surely He sees what you do.
113. And do not incline to those who are unjust, lest the
fire touch you, and you have no guardians besides Allah,
then you shall not be helped.
114. And keep up prayer in the two parts of the day and in
the first hours of the night; surely good deeds take away
evil deeds this is a reminder to the mindful.
115. And be patient, for surely Allah does not waste the
reward of the good-doers.
116. But why were there not among the generations before you
those possessing understanding, who should have forbidden
the making of mischief in the earth, except a few of those
whom We delivered from among them? And those who were unjust
went after what they are made to enjoy of plenty, and they
117. And it did not beseem your Lord to have destroyed the
towns tyrannously, while their people acted well.
118. And if your Lord had pleased He would certainly have
made people a single nation, and they shall continue to
119. Except those on whom your Lord has mercy; and for this
did He create them; and the word of your Lord is fulfilled:
Certainly I will fill hell with the jinn and the men, all
120. And all we relate to you of the accounts of the
apostles is to strengthen your heart therewith; and in this
has come to you the truth and an admonition, and a reminder
to the believers.
121. And say to those who do not believe: Act according to
your state; surely we too are acting.
122. And wait; surely we are waiting also.
123. And Allah's is the unseen in the heavens and the earth,
and to Him is returned the whole of the affair; therefore
serve Him and rely on Him, and your Lord is not heedless of
what you do.