1. O mankind! fear your Lord! for
the convulsion of the Hour (of Judgment) will be a thing
2. The Day ye shall see it, every
mother giving suck shall forget her suckling- babe, and
every pregnant female shall drop her load (unformed): thou
shalt see mankind as in a drunken riot, yet not drunk: but
dreadful will be the Wrath of Allah.
3. And yet among men there are
such as dispute about Allah, without knowledge, and follow
every evil one obstinate in rebellion!
4. About the (Evil One) it is decreed
that whoever turns to him for friendship, him will he lead
astray, and he will guide him to the Penalty of the Fire.
5. O mankind! if ye have a doubt
about the Resurrection, (consider) that We created you out
of dust, then out of sperm, then out of a leech-like clot,
then out of a morsel of flesh, partly formed and partly
unformed, in order that We may manifest (our power) to you;
and We cause whom We will to rest in the wombs for an appointed
term, then do We bring you out as babes, then (foster you)
that ye may reach your age of full strength; and some of
you are called to die, and some are sent back to the feeblest
old age, so that they know nothing after having known (much),
and (further), thou seest the earth barren and lifeless,
but when We pour down rain on it, it is stirred (to life),
it swells, and it puts forth every kind of beautiful growth
6. This is so, because Allah is
the Reality: it is He Who gives life to the dead, and it
is He Who has power over all things.
7. And verily the Hour will come:
there can be no doubt about it, or about (the fact) that
Allah will raise up all who are in the graves.
8. Yet there is among men such
a one as disputes about Allah, without Knowledge, without
Guidance, and without a Book of Enlightenment,-
9. (Disdainfully) bending his side,
in order to lead (men) astray from the Path of Allah. for
him there is disgrace in this life, and on the Day of Judgment
We shall make him taste the Penalty of burning (Fire).
10. (It will be said): "This is
because of the deeds which thy hands sent forth, for verily
Allah is not unjust to His servants.
11. There are among men some who
serve Allah, as it were, on the verge: if good befalls them,
they are, therewith, well content; but if a trial comes
to them, they turn on their faces: they lose both this world
and the Hereafter: that is loss for all to see!
12. They call on such deities,
besides Allah, as can neither hurt nor profit them: that
is straying far indeed (from the Way)!
13. (Perhaps) they call on one
whose hurt is nearer than his profit: evil, indeed, is the
patron, and evil the companion (or help)!
14. Verily Allah will admit those
who believe and work righteous deeds, to Gardens, beneath
which rivers flow: for Allah carries out all that He plans.
15. If any think that Allah will
not help him (His Messenger. in this world and the Hereafter,
let him stretch out a rope to the ceiling and cut (himself)
off: then let him see whether his plan will remove that
which enrages (him)!
16. Thus have We sent down Clear
Sings; and verily Allah doth guide whom He will!
17. Those who believe (in the
Qur'an), those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), and the
Sabians, Christians, Magians, and Polytheists,- Allah will
judge between them on the Day of Judgment: for Allah is
witness of all things.
18. Seest thou not that to Allah
bow down in worship all things that are in the heavens and
on earth,- the sun, the moon, the stars; the hills, the
trees, the animals; and a great number among mankind? But
a great number are (also) such as are fit for Punishment:
and such as Allah shall disgrace,- None can raise to honour:
for Allah carries out all that He wills.
19. These two antagonists dispute
with each other about their Lord: But those who deny (their
Lord),- for them will be cut out a garment of Fire: over
their heads will be poured out boiling water.
20. With it will be scalded what
is within their bodies, as well as (their) skins.
21. In addition there will be
maces of iron (to punish) them.
22. Every time they wish to get
away therefrom, from anguish, they will be forced back therein,
and (it will be said), "Taste ye the Penalty of Burning!"
23. Allah will admit those who
believe and work righteous deeds, to Gardens beneath which
rivers flow: they shall be adorned therein with bracelets
of gold and pearls; and their garments there will be of
24. For they have been guided
(in this life) to the purest of speeches; they have been
guided to the Path of Him Who is Worthy of (all) Praise.
25. As to those who have rejected
(Allah), and would keep back (men) from the Way of Allah,
and from the Sacred Mosque, which We have made (open) to
(all) men - equal is the dweller there and the visitor from
the country - and any whose purpose therein is profanity
or wrong-doing - them will We cause to taste of a most Grievous
26. Behold! We gave the site,
to Abraham, of the (Sacred) House, (saying): "Associate
not anything (in worship) with Me; and sanctify My House
for those who compass it round, or stand up, or bow, or
prostrate themselves (therein in prayer).
27. "And proclaim the Pilgrimage
among men: they will come to thee on foot and (mounted)
on every kind of camel, lean on account of journeys through
deep and distant mountain highways;
28. "That they may witness the
benefits (provided) for them, and celebrate the name of
Allah, through the Days appointed, over the cattle which
He has provided for them (for sacrifice): then eat ye thereof
and feed the distressed ones in want.
29. "Then let them complete the
rites prescribed for them, perform their vows, and (again)
circumambulate the Ancient House."
30. Such (is the Pilgrimage):
whoever honours the sacred rites of Allah, for him it is
good in the Sight of his Lord. Lawful to you (for food in
Pilgrimage) are cattle, except those mentioned to you (as
exception): but shun the abomination of idols, and shun
the word that is false,-
31. Being true in faith to Allah,
and never assigning partners to Him: if anyone assigns partners
to Allah, is as if he had fallen from heaven and been snatched
up by birds, or the wind had swooped (like a bird on its
prey) and thrown him into a far- distant place.
32. Such (is his state): and whoever
holds in honour the symbols of Allah, (in the sacrifice
of animals), such (honour) should come truly from piety
33. In them ye have benefits for
a term appointed: in the end their place of sacrifice is
near the Ancient House.
34. To every people did We appoint
rites (of sacrifice), that they might celebrate the name
of Allah over the sustenance He gave them from animals (fit
for food). But your Allah is One Allah. submit then your
wills to Him (in Islam): and give thou the good news to
those who humble themselves,-
35. To those whose hearts when
Allah is mentioned, are filled with fear, who show patient
perseverance over their afflictions, keep up regular prayer,
and spend (in charity) out of what We have bestowed upon
36. The sacrificial camels we
have made for you as among the symbols from Allah. in them
is (much) good for you: then pronounce the name of Allah
over them as they line up (for sacrifice): when they are
down on their sides (after slaughter), eat ye thereof, and
feed such as (beg not but) live in contentment, and such
as beg with due humility: thus have We made animals subject
to you, that ye may be grateful.
37. It is not their meat nor their
blood, that reaches Allah. it is your piety that reaches
Him: He has thus made them subject to you, that ye may glorify
Allah for His Guidance to you and proclaim the good news
to all who do right.
38. Verily Allah will defend (from
ill) those who believe: verily, Allah loveth not any that
is a traitor to faith, or show ingratitude.
39. To those against whom war
is made, permission is given (to fight), because they are
wronged;- and verily, Allah is most powerful for their aid;-
40. (They are) those who have
been expelled from their homes in defiance of right,- (for
no cause) except that they say, "our Lord is Allah.. Did
not Allah check one set of people by means of another, there
would surely have been pulled down monasteries, churches,
synagogues, and mosques, in which the name of Allah is commemorated
in abundant measure. Allah will certainly aid those who
aid his (cause);- for verily Allah is full of Strength,
Exalted in Might, (able to enforce His Will).
41. (They are) those who, if We
establish them in the land, establish regular prayer and
give regular charity, enjoin the right and forbid wrong:
with Allah rests the end (and decision) of (all) affairs.
42. If they treat thy (mission)
as false, so did the peoples before them (with their prophets),-
the People of Noah, and 'Ad and Thamud;
43. Those of Abraham and Lut;
44. And the Companions of the
Madyan People; and Moses was rejected (in the same way).
But I granted respite to the Unbelievers, and (only) after
that did I punish them: but how (terrible) was my rejection
45. How many populations have
We destroyed, which were given to wrong- doing? They tumbled
down on their roofs. And how many wells are lying idle and
neglected, and castles lofty and well-built?
46. Do they not travel through
the land, so that their hearts (and minds) may thus learn
wisdom and their ears may thus learn to hear? Truly it is
not their eyes that are blind, but their hearts which are
in their breasts.
47. Yet they ask thee to hasten
on the Punishment! But Allah will not fail in His Promise.
Verily a Day in the sight of thy Lord is like a thousand
years of your reckoning.
48. And to how many populations
did I give respite, which were given to wrong-doing? in
the end I punished them. To me is the destination (of all).
49. Say: "O men! I am (sent) to
you only to give a Clear Warning:
50. "Those who believe and work
righteousness, for them is forgiveness and a sustenance
51. "But those who strive against
Our Signs, to frustrate them,- they will be Companions of
52. Never did We send an apostle
or a prophet before thee, but, when he framed a desire,
Satan threw some (vanity) into his desire: but Allah will
cancel anything (vain) that Satan throws in, and Allah will
confirm (and establish) His Signs: for Allah is full of
Knowledge and Wisdom:
53. That He may make the suggestions
thrown in by Satan, but a trial for those in whose hearts
is a disease and who are hardened of heart: verily the wrong-doers
are in a schism far (from the Truth):
54. And that those on whom knowledge
has been bestowed may learn that the (Qur'an) is the Truth
from thy Lord, and that they may believe therein, and their
hearts may be made humbly (open) to it: for verily Allah
is the Guide of those who believe, to the Straight Way.
55. Those who reject Faith will
not cease to be in doubt concerning (Revelation) until the
Hour (of Judgment) comes suddenly upon them, or there comes
to them the Penalty of a Day of Disaster.
56. On that Day of Dominion will
be that of Allah. He will judge between them: so those who
believe and work righteous deeds will be in Gardens of Delight.
57. And for those who reject Faith
and deny our Signs, there will be a humiliating Punishment.
58. Those who leave their homes
in the cause of Allah, and are then slain or die,- On them
will Allah bestow verily a goodly Provision: Truly Allah
is He Who bestows the best provision.
59. Verily He will admit them
to a place with which they shall be well pleased: for Allah
is All-Knowing, Most Forbearing.
60. That (is so). And if one has
retaliated to no greater extent than the injury he received,
and is again set upon inordinately, Allah will help him:
for Allah is One that blots out (sins) and forgives (again
61. That is because Allah merges
night into day, and He merges day into night, and verily
it is Allah Who hears and sees (all things).
62. That is because Allah - He
is the Reality; and those besides Him whom they invoke,-
they are but vain Falsehood: verily Allah is He, Most High,
63. Seest thou not that Allah
sends down rain from the sky, and forthwith the earth becomes
clothed with green? for Allah is He Who understands the
finest mysteries, and is well-acquainted (with them).
64. To Him belongs all that is
in the heavens and on earth: for verily Allah,- He is free
of all wants, Worthy of all Praise.
65. Seest thou not that Allah
has made subject to you (men) all that is on the earth,
and the ships that sail through the sea by His Command?
He withholds the sky (rain) from failing on the earth except
by His leave: for Allah is Most Kind and Most Merciful to
66. It is He Who gave you life,
will cause you to die, and will again give you life: Truly
man is a most ungrateful creature!
67. To every People have We appointed
rites and ceremonies which they must follow: let them not
then dispute with thee on the matter, but do thou invite
(them) to thy Lord: for thou art assuredly on the Right
68. If they do wrangle with thee,
say, "(Allah) knows best what it is ye are doing."
69. "(Allah) will judge between
you on the Day of Judgment concerning the matters in which
70. Knowest thou not that Allah
knows all that is in heaven and on earth? Indeed it is all
in a Record, and that is easy for Allah.
71. Yet they worship, besides
Allah, things for which no authority has been sent down
to them, and of which they have (really) no knowledge: for
those that do wrong there is no helper.
72. When Our Clear Signs are rehearsed
to them, thou wilt notice a denial on the faces of the Unbelievers!
they nearly attack with violence those who rehearse Our
Signs to them. Say, "Shall I tell you of something (far)
worse than these Signs? It is the Fire (of Hell)! Allah
has promised it to the Unbelievers! and evil is that destination!"
73. O men! Here is a parable set
forth! listen to it! Those on whom, besides Allah, ye call,
cannot create (even) a fly, if they all met together for
the purpose! and if the fly should snatch away anything
from them, they would have no power to release it from the
fly. Feeble are those who petition and those whom they petition!
74. No just estimate have they
made of Allah. for Allah is He Who is strong and able to
Carry out His Will.
75. Allah chooses messengers from
angels and from men for Allah is He Who hears and sees (all
76. He knows what is before them
and what is behind them: and to Allah go back all questions
77. O ye who believe! bow down,
prostrate yourselves, and adore your Lord; and do good;
that ye may prosper.
78. And strive in His cause as
ye ought to strive, (with sincerity and under discipline).
He has chosen you, and has imposed no difficulties on you
in religion; it is the cult of your father Abraham. It is
He Who has named you Muslims, both before and in this (Revelation);
that the Messenger may be a witness for you, and ye be witnesses
for mankind! So establish regular Prayer, give regular Charity,
and hold fast to Allah. He is your Protector - the Best
to protect and the Best to help!