1. Ha Mim:
2. A Revelation from (Allah),
Most Gracious, Most Merciful;-
3. A Book, whereof the verses are
explained in detail;- a Qur'an in Arabic, for people who
4. Giving good news and admonition:
yet most of them turn away, and so they hear not.
5. They say: "Our hearts are under
veils, (concealed) from that to which thou dost invite us,
and in our ears in a deafness, and between us and thee is
a screen: so do thou (what thou wilt); for us, we shall
do (what we will!)"
6. Say thou: "I am but a man like
you: It is revealed to me by Inspiration, that your Allah
is one Allah. so stand true to Him, and ask for His Forgiveness."
And woe to those who join gods with Allah,-
7. Those who practise not regular
Charity, and who even deny the Hereafter.
8. For those who believe and work
deeds of righteousness is a reward that will never fail.
9. Say: Is it that ye deny Him
Who created the earth in two Days? And do ye join equals
with Him? He is the Lord of (all) the Worlds.
10. He set on the (earth), mountains
standing firm, high above it, and bestowed blessings on
the earth, and measure therein all things to give them nourishment
in due proportion, in four Days, in accordance with (the
needs of) those who seek (Sustenance).
11. Moreover He comprehended in
His design the sky, and it had been (as) smoke: He said
to it and to the earth: "Come ye together, willingly or
unwillingly." They said: "We do come (together), in willing
12. So He completed them as seven
firmaments in two Days, and He assigned to each heaven its
duty and command. And We adorned the lower heaven with lights,
and (provided it) with guard. Such is the Decree of (Him)
the Exalted in Might, Full of Knowledge.
13. But if they turn away, say
thou: "I have warned you of a stunning Punishment (as of
thunder and lightning) like that which (overtook) the 'Ad
and the Thamud!"
14. Behold, the apostles came
to them, from before them and behind them, (preaching):
"Serve none but Allah." They said, "If our Lord had so pleased,
He would certainly have sent down angels (to preach). Now
we reject your mission (altogether)."
15. Now the 'Ad behaved arrogantly
through the land, against (all) truth and reason, and said:
"Who is superior to us in strength?" What! did they not
see that Allah, Who created them, was superior to them in
strength? But they continued to reject Our Signs!
16. So We sent against them a
furious Wind through days of disaster, that We might give
them a taste of a Penalty of humiliation in this life; but
the Penalty of a Hereafter will be more humiliating still:
and they will find no help.
17. As to the Thamud, We gave
them Guidance, but they preferred blindness (of heart) to
Guidance: so the stunning Punishment of humiliation seized
them, because of what they had earned.
18. But We delivered those who
believed and practised righteousness.
19. On the Day that the enemies
of Allah will be gathered together to the Fire, they will
be marched in ranks.
20. At length, when they reach
the (Fire), their hearing, their sight, and their skins
will bear witness against them, as to (all) their deeds.
21. They will say to their skins:
"Why bear ye witness against us?" They will say: "(Allah)
hath given us speech,- (He) Who giveth speech to everything:
He created you for the first time, and unto Him were ye
22. "Ye did not seek to hide yourselves,
lest your hearing, your sight, and your skins should bear
witness against you! But ye did think that Allah knew not
many of the things that ye used to do!
23. "But this thought of yours
which ye did entertain concerning your Lord, hath brought
you to destruction, and (now) have ye become of those utterly
24. If, then, they have patience,
the Fire will be a home for them! and if they beg to be
received into favour, into favour will they not (then) be
25. And We have destined for them
intimate companions (of like nature), who made alluring
to them what was before them and behind them; and the sentence
among the previous generations of Jinns and men, who have
passed away, is proved against them; for they are utterly
26. The Unbelievers say: "Listen
not to this Qur'an, but talk at random in the midst of its
(reading), that ye may gain the upper hand!"
27. But We will certainly give
the Unbelievers a taste of a severe Penalty, and We will
requite them for the worst of their deeds.
28. Such is the requital of the
enemies of Allah,- the Fire: therein will be for them the
Eternal Home: a (fit) requital, for that they were wont
to reject Our Sings.
29. And the Unbelievers will say:
"Our Lord! Show us those, among Jinns and men, who misled
us: We shall crush them beneath our feet, so that they become
the vilest (before all)."
30. In the case of those who say,
"Our Lord is Allah., and, further, stand straight and steadfast,
the angels descend on them (from time to time): "Fear ye
not!" (they suggest), "Nor grieve! but receive the Glad
Tidings of the Garden (of Bliss), the which ye were promised!
31. "We are your protectors in
this life and in the Hereafter: therein shall ye have all
that your souls shall desire; therein shall ye have all
that ye ask for!-
32. "A hospitable gift from one
Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful!"
33. Who is better in speech than
one who calls (men) to Allah, works righteousness, and says,
"I am of those who bow in Islam"?
34. Nor can goodness and Evil
be equal. Repel (Evil) with what is better: Then will he
between whom and thee was hatred become as it were thy friend
35. And no one will be granted
such goodness except those who exercise patience and self-restraint,-
none but persons of the greatest good fortune.
36. And if (at any time) an incitement
to discord is made to thee by the Evil One, seek refuge
in Allah. He is the One Who hears and knows all things.
37. Among His Sings are the Night
and the Day, and the Sun and the Moon. Adore not the sun
and the moon, but adore Allah, Who created them, if it is
Him ye wish to serve.
38. But is the (Unbelievers) are
arrogant, (no matter): for in the presence of thy Lord are
those who celebrate His praises by night and by day. And
they never flag (nor feel themselves above it).
39. And among His Signs in this:
thou seest the earth barren and desolate; but when We send
down rain to it, it is stirred to life and yields increase.
Truly, He Who gives life to the (dead) earth can surely
give life to (men) who are dead. For He has power over all
40. Those who pervert the Truth
in Our Signs are not hidden from Us. Which is better?- he
that is cast into the Fire, or he that comes safe through,
on the Day of Judgment? Do what ye will: verily He seeth
(clearly) all that ye do.
41. Those who reject the Message
when it comes to them (are not hidden from Us). And indeed
it is a Book of exalted power.
42. No falsehood can approach
it from before or behind it: It is sent down by One Full
of Wisdom, Worthy of all Praise.
43. Nothing is said to thee that
was not said to the apostles before thee: that thy lord
has at his Command (all) forgiveness as well as a most Grievous
44. Had We sent this as a Qur'an
(in the language) other than Arabic, they would have said:
"Why are not its verses explained in detail? What! (a Book)
not in Arabic and (a Messenger an Arab?" Say: "It is a Guide
and a Healing to those who believe; and for those who believe
not, there is a deafness in their ears, and it is blindness
in their (eyes): They are (as it were) being called from
a place far distant!"
45. We certainly gave Moses the
Book aforetime: but disputes arose therein. Had it not been
for a Word that went forth before from thy Lord, (their
differences) would have been settled between them: but they
remained in suspicious disquieting doubt thereon.
46. Whoever works righteousness
benefits his own soul; whoever works evil, it is against
his own soul: nor is thy Lord ever unjust (in the least)
to His Servants.
47. To Him is referred the Knowledge
of the Hour (of Judgment: He knows all): No date-fruit comes
out of its sheath, nor does a female conceive (within her
womb) nor bring forth the Day that (Allah) will propound
to them the (question), "Where are the partners (ye attributed
to Me?" They will say, "We do assure thee not one of us
can bear witness!"
48. The (deities) they used to
invoke aforetime will leave them in the lurch, and they
will perceive that they have no way of escape.
49. Man does not weary of asking
for good (things), but if ill touches him, he gives up all
hope (and) is lost in despair.
50. When we give him a taste of
some Mercy from Ourselves, after some adversity has touched
him, he is sure to say, "This is due to my (merit): I think
not that the Hour (of Judgment) will (ever) be established;
but if I am brought back to my Lord, I have (much) good
(stored) in His sight!" But We will show the Unbelievers
the truth of all that they did, and We shall give them the
taste of a severe Penalty.
51. When We bestow favours on
man, he turns away, and gets himself remote on his side
(instead of coming to Us); and when evil seizes him, (he
comes) full of prolonged prayer!
52. Say: "See ye if the (Revelation)
is (really) from Allah, and yet do ye reject it? Who is
more astray than one who is in a schism far (from any purpose)?"
53. Soon will We show them our
Signs in the (furthest) regions (of the earth), and in their
own souls, until it becomes manifest to them that this is
the Truth. Is it not enough that thy Lord doth witness all
54. Ah indeed! Are they in doubt
concerning the Meeting with their Lord? Ah indeed! It is
He that doth encompass all things!