In the Name of Allah, the Most
Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
[These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'an,
and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings.]
2. Do people think
that they will be left alone because they say: "We believe,"
and will not be tested.
3. And We indeed
tested those who were before them. And Allah will certainly
make (it) known (the truth of) those who are true, and will certainly
make (it) known (the falsehood of) those who are liars, (although
Allah knows all that before putting them to test).
4. Or those who do
evil deeds think that they can outstrip Us (i.e. escape Our Punishment)?
Evil is that which they judge!
5. Whoever hopes
for the Meeting with Allah,
then Allah's Term is surely coming. and He is the All-Hearer,
6. And whosoever
strives, he strives only for himself. Verily, Allah is free
of all wants from the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns, and
all that exists).
7. Those who believe
[in the Oneness of Allah (Monotheism) and in Messenger Muhammad
, and do not apostate because
of the harm they receive from the polytheists], and do righteous
good deeds, surely, We shall remit from them their evil deeds
and shall reward them according to the best of that which they
used to do.
8. And We have enjoined
on man to be good and dutiful to his parents, but if they strive
to make you join with Me (in worship) anything (as a partner)
of which you have no knowledge, then obey them not. Unto Me is
your return, and I shall tell you what you used to do.
9. And for those
who believe (in the Oneness of Allah and other items of
Faith) and do righteous
good deeds, surely, We shall make them enter in (the enterance
of) the righteous (i.e. in Paradise).
10. Of mankind are
some who say: "We believe in Allah," but if they
are made to suffer for the sake of Allah, they consider
the trial of mankind as Allah's punishment, and if victory
comes from your Lord, (the hypocrites) will say: "Verily!
We were with you (helping you)." Is not Allah Best
Aware of what is in the breast of the 'Alamin (mankind
11. Verily, Allah
knows those who believe, and verily, He knows the hypocrites [i.e.
Allah will test the people with good and hard days to discriminate
the good from the wicked (although Allah knows all that
before putting them to test)].
12. And those who
disbelieve say to those who believe: "Follow our way and
we will verily bear your sins," never will they bear anything
of their sins. Surely, they are liars.
13. And verily, they
shall bear their own loads, and other loads besides their own,
and verily, they shall be questioned on the Day of Resurrection
about that which they used to fabricate.
14. And indeed We
sent Nuh (Noah) to his people, and he stayed among them
a thousand years less fifty years [inviting them to believe in
the Oneness of Allah (Monotheism), and discard the false
gods and other deities], and the Deluge overtook them while they
were Zalimun (wrong-doers, polytheists, disbelievers,
15. Then We saved
him and those with him in the ship, and made it (the ship) as
an Ayah (a lesson, a warning, etc.) for the 'Alamin
(mankind, jinns and all that exists).
16. And (remember)
Ibrahim (Abraham) when he said to his people: "Worship
Allah (Alone), and fear Him, that is better for you if you
did but know.
17. "You worship
besides Allah only idols, and you only invent falsehood.
Verily, those whom you worship besides Allah have no power
to give you provision, so seek your provision from Allah
(Alone), and worship Him (Alone), and be grateful to Him. To Him
(Alone) you will be brought back.
18. "And if
you deny, then nations before you have denied (their Messengers).
And the duty of the Messenger is only to convey (the Message)
19. See they not
how Allah originates creation, then repeats it. Verily,
that is easy for Allah.
20. Say: "Travel
in the land and see how (Allah) originated creation, and
then Allah will bring forth (resurrect) the creation of
the Hereafter (i.e. resurrection after death). Verily, Allah
is Able to do all things."
21. He punishes whom
He will, and shows mercy to whom He will, and to Him you will
22. And you cannot
escape in the earth or in the heaven. And besides Allah
you have neither any Wali (Protector or Guardian)
nor any Helper.
23. And those who
disbelieve in the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses,
lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allah and the Meeting
with Him, it is they who have no hope of My Mercy, and it is
they who will (have) a painful torment.
24. So nothing was
the answer of [Ibrahim's (Abraham)] people except that they
said: "Kill him or burn him." Then Allah saved
him from the fire. Verily, in this are indeed signs for a people
25. And [Ibrahim
(Abraham)] said: "You have taken (for worship) idols instead
of Allah, and the love between you is only in the life of
this world, but on the Day of Resurrection, you shall disown each
other, and curse each other, and your abode will be the Fire,
and you shall have no helper."
26. So Lout (Lot)
believed in him [Ibrahim's (Abraham) Message of Islamic
Monotheism]. He [Ibrahim (Abraham)] said: "I will emigrate
for the sake of my Lord. Verily, He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise."
27. And We bestowed
on him [Ibrahim (Abraham)], Ishaque (Isaac) and Ya'qub
(Jacob), and ordained among his offspring Prophethood and the
Book [i.e. the Taurat (Torah) (to Musa Moses),
the Injeel (Gospel) (to 'Iesa Jesus), the Qur'an
(to Muhammad ),
all from the offspring of Ibrahim (Abraham)], and We granted
him his reward in this world, and verily, in the Hereafter he
is indeed among the righteous.
28. And (remember)
Lout (Lot), when he said to his people: "You commit Al-Fahishah
(sodomy the worst sin) which none has preceded you in (committing)
it in the 'Alamin (mankind and jinns)."
you do sodomy with men, and rob the wayfarer (travellers, etc.)!
And practise Al-Munkar (disbelief and polytheism and every
kind of evil wicked deed) in your meetings." But his people
gave no answer except, that they said: "Bring Allah's
Torment upon us if you are one of the truthful."
30. He said: "My
Lord! Give me victory over the people who are Mufsidun
(those who commit great crimes and sins, oppressors, tyrants,
31. And when Our
Messengers came to Ibrahim (Abraham) with the glad tidings
they said: "Verily, we are going to destroy the people of
this [Lout's (Lot's)] town (i.e. the town of Sodom in Palestine)
truly, its people have been Zalimun [wrong-doers,
polytheists and disobedient to Allah, and have also belied
their Messenger Lout (Lot)]."
(Abraham) said: "But there is Lout (Lot) in it." They
said:"We know better who is there, we will verily save him
[Lout (Lot)] and his family, except his wife, she will be of
those who remain behind (i.e. she will be destroyed along with
those who will be destroyed from her folk)."
33. And when Our
Messengers came to Lout (Lot), he was grieved because of them,
and felt straitened on their account. They said: "Have no
fear, and do not grieve! Truly, we shall save you and your family,
except your wife, she will be of those who remain behind (i.e.
she will be destroyed along with those who will be destroyed from
34. Verily, we are
about to bring down on the people of this town a great torment
from the sky, because they have been rebellious (against Allah's
35. And indeed We
have left thereof an evident Ayah (a lesson and a
warning and a sign the place where the Dead Sea is now in Palestine)
for a folk who understand.
36. And to (the people
of) Madyan (Midian), We sent their brother Shu'aib (Shuaib). He
said: "O my people! Worship Allah, and hope for (the
reward of good deeds by worshipping Allah Alone, on) the
last Day, and commit no mischief on the earth as Mufsidun
(those who commit great crimes, oppressors, tyrants, mischief-makers,
37. And they belied
him [Shu'aib (Shuaib)], so the earthquake seized them, and they
lay (dead), prostrate in their dwellings.
38. And 'Ad and Thamud
(people)! And indeed (their destruction) is clearly apparent to
you from their (ruined) dwellings. Shaitan (Satan)
made their deeds fair-seeming to them, and turned them away from
the (Right) Path, though they were intelligent.
39. And (We destroyed
also) Qarun (Korah), Fir'aun (Pharaoh), and Haman.
And indeed Musa (Moses) came to them with clear Ayat
(proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.),
but they were arrogant in the land, yet they could not outstrip
Us (escape Our punishment).
40. So We punished
each (of them) for his sins, of them were some on whom We sent
Hasiban (a violent wind with shower of stones) [as
the people of Lout (Lot)], and of them were some who were overtaken
by AsSaihah [torment awful cry, etc. (as Thamud
or Shu'aib's people)], and of them were some whom We caused the
earth to swallow [as Qarun (Korah)], and of them were
some whom We drowned [as the people of Nuh (Noah), or Fir'aun
(Pharaoh) and his people]. It was not Allah Who wronged
them, but they wronged themselves.
41. The likeness
of those who take Auliya' (protectors and helpers)
other than Allah is as the likeness of a spider, who builds
(for itself) a house, but verily, the frailest (weakest) of houses
is the spider's house; if they but knew.
42. Verily, Allah
knows what things they invoke instead of Him. He is the All-Mighty,
43. And these similitudes
We put forward for mankind, but none will understand them except
those who have knowledge (of Allah and His Signs, etc.).
says to His Prophet Muhammad ):
"Allah (Alone) created the heavens and the earth with
truth (and none shared Him in their creation)." Verily! Therein
is surely a sign for those who believe.
45. Recite (O Muhammad
) what has been revealed to you
of the Book (the Qur'an), and perform As-Salat
(IqamatasSalat). Verily, As-Salat
(the prayer) prevents from Al-Fahsha' (i.e. great
sins of every kind, unlawful sexual intercourse, etc.) and Al-Munkar
(i.e. disbelief, polytheism, and every kind of evil wicked
deed, etc.) and the remembering
(praising, etc.) of (you by) Allah (in front of the angels)
is greater indeed [than your remembering (praising, etc.) Allah
in prayers, etc.]. And Allah knows what you do.
46. And argue not
with the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), unless
it be in (a way) that is better (with good words and in good manner,
inviting them to Islamic Monotheism with His Verses), except
with such of them as do wrong, and say (to them): "We believe
in that which has been revealed to us and revealed to you; our
Ilah (God) and your Ilah (God) is One
(i.e. Allah), and to Him we have submitted (as Muslims)."
47. And thus We have
sent down the Book (i.e this Qur'an) to you (O Muhammad ), and those whom We gave the Scripture
[the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) aforetime] believe
therein as also do some of these (who are present with you now
like 'Abdullah bin Salam) and
none but the disbelievers reject Our Ayat [(proofs,
signs, verses, lessons, etc., and deny Our Oneness of Lordship
and Our Oneness of worship and Our Oneness of Our Names and Qualities:
i.e. Islamic Monotheism)].
48. Neither did you
(O Muhammad )
read any book before it (this Qur'an), nor did you write
any book (whatsoever) with your right hand. In that case, indeed,
the followers of falsehood might have doubted.
49. Nay, but they,
the clear Ayat [i.e the description and the qualities
of Prophet Muhammad
written like verses in the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel
(Gospel)] are preserved in the breasts of those who have been
given knowledge (from the people of the Scriptures). And none
but the Zalimun (polytheists and wrongdoers,
etc.) deny Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons,
signs, revelations, etc.).
50. And they say:
"Why are not signs sent down to him from his Lord? Say: "The
signs are only with Allah, and I am only a plain warner."
51. Is it not sufficient
for them that We have sent down to you the Book (the Qur'an)
which is recited to them? Verily, herein is mercy and a reminder
(or an admonition) for a people who believe.
52. Say (to them
O Muhammad ):
"Sufficient is Allah for a witness between me and you.
He knows what is in the heavens and on earth." And those
who believe in Batil (all false deities other than
Allah), and disbelieve in Allah and (in His Oneness),
it is they who are the losers.
53. And they ask
you to hasten on the torment (for them), and had it not been for
a term appointed, the torment would certainly have come to them.
And surely, it will come upon them suddenly while they perceive
54. They ask you
to hasten on the torment. And verily! Hell, of a surety, will
encompass the disbelievers.
55. On the Day when
the torment (Hell-fire) shall cover them from above them and from
underneath their feet, and it will be said: "Taste what you
used to do."
56. O My slaves who
believe! Certainly, spacious is My earth. Therefore worship Me
57. Everyone shall
taste the death. Then unto Us you shall be returned.
58. And those who
believe (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism)
and do righteous good deeds, to them We shall surely give lofty
dwellings in Paradise, underneath which rivers flow, to live therein
forever. Excellent is the reward of the workers.
59. Those who are
patient, and put their trust (only) in their Lord (Allah).
60. And so many a
moving (living) creature there is, that carries not its own provision!
Allah provides for it and for you. And He is the All-Hearer,
61. If you were to
ask them: "Who has created the heavens and the earth and
subjected the sun and the moon?" They will surely reply:
"Allah." How then are they deviating (as polytheists
62. Allah enlarges
the provision for whom He wills of His slaves, and straitens it
for whom (He wills). Verily, Allah is the AllKnower
63. If you were to
ask them: "Who sends down water (rain) from the sky, and
gives life therewith to the earth after its death?" They
will surely reply: "Allah." Say: "All the
praises and thanks be to Allah!" Nay! Most of them
have no sense.
64. And this life
of the world is only amusement and play! Verily, the home of the
Hereafter, that is the life indeed (i.e. the eternal life that
will never end), if they but knew
65. And when they
embark on a ship, they invoke Allah, making their Faith
pure for Him only, but when He brings them safely to land, behold,
they give a share of their worship to others.
66. So that they
become ingrate for that which We have given them, and that they
take their enjoyment (as a warning and a threat), but they will
come to know.
67. Have they not
seen that We have made (Makkah) a sanctuary secure, and that men
are being snatched away from all around them? Then do they believe
in Batil (falsehood - polytheism, idols and all deities
other than Allah), and deny (become ingrate for) the Graces
68. And who does
more wrong than he who invents a lie against Allah or denies
the truth (Muhammad
and his doctrine of Islamic Monotheism and this Qur'an),
when it comes to him? Is there not a dwelling in Hell for disbelievers
(in the Oneness of Allah and in His Messenger Muhammad )?
69. As for those
who strive hard in Us (Our Cause), We will surely guide them to
Our Paths (i.e. Allah's Religion - Islamic Monotheism).
And verily, Allah is with the Muhsinun (good
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