In the Name of Allah, the Most
Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
1. Blessed is He
in Whose Hand is the dominion, and He is Able to do all things.
2. Who has created
death and life, that He may test you which of you is best in deed.
And He is the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving;
3. Who has created
the seven heavens one above another, you can see no fault in the
creations of the Most Beneficent. Then look again: "Can you
see any rifts?"
4. Then look again
and yet again, your sight will return to you in a state of humiliation
and worn out.
5. And indeed We
have adorned the nearest heaven with lamps, and We have made such
lamps (as) missiles to drive away the Shayatin (devils),
and have prepared for them the torment of the blazing Fire.
6. And for those
who disbelieve in their Lord (Allah) is the torment of Hell,
and worst indeed is that destination.
7. When they are
cast therein, they will hear the (terrible) drawing in of its
breath as it blazes forth.
8. It almost bursts
up with fury. Every time a group is cast therein, its keeper will
ask: "Did no warner come to you?"
9. They will say:
"Yes indeed; a warner did come to us, but we belied him and
said: 'Allah never sent down anything (of revelation), you
are only in great error.'"
10. And they will
say: "Had we but listened or used our intelligence, we would
not have been among the dwellers of the blazing Fire!"
11. Then they will
confess their sin. So, away with the dwellers of the blazing Fire.
12. Verily! Those
who fear their Lord unseen (i.e. they do not see Him, nor His
Punishment in the Hereafter, etc.), theirs will be forgiveness
and a great reward (i.e. Paradise).
13. And whether you
keep your talk secret or disclose it, verily, He is the All-Knower
of what is in the breasts (of men).
14. Should not He
Who has created know? And He is the Most Kind and Courteous (to
His slaves) All-Aware (of everything).
15. He it is, Who
has made the earth subservient to you (i.e. easy for you to walk,
to live and to do agriculture on it, etc.), so walk in the path
thereof and eat of His provision, and to Him will be the Resurrection.
16. Do you feel secure
that He, Who is over the heaven (Allah), will not cause
the earth to sink with you, then behold it shakes (as in an earthquake)?
17. Or do you feel
secure that He, Who is over the heaven (Allah), will not
send against you a violent whirlwind? Then you shall know how
(terrible) has been My Warning?
18. And indeed those
before them belied (the Messengers of Allah), then how terrible
was My denial (punishment)?
19. Do they not see
the birds above them, spreading out their wings and folding them
in? None upholds them except the Most Beneficent (Allah).
Verily, He is the All-Seer of everything.
20. Who is he besides
the Most Beneficent that can be an army to you to help you? The
disbelievers are in nothing but delusion.
21. Who is he that
can provide for you if He should withhold His provision? Nay,
but they continue to be in pride, and (they) flee (from the truth).
22. Is he who walks
without seeing on his face, more rightly guided, or he who (sees
and) walks on a Straight Way (i.e. Islamic Monotheism).
23. Say it is He
Who has created you, and endowed you with hearing (ears), seeing
(eyes), and hearts. Little thanks you give.
24. Say: "It
is He Who has created you from the earth, and to Him shall you
be gathered (in the Hereafter)."
25. They say: "When
will this promise (i.e. the Day of Resurrection) come to pass?
if you are telling the truth."
26. Say (O Muhammad
): "The knowledge (of its
exact time) is with Allah only, and I am only a plain warner."
27. But when they
will see it (the torment on the Day of Resurrection) approaching,
the faces of those who disbelieve will be different (black, sad,
and in grieve), and it will be said (to them): "This is (the
promise) which you were calling for!"
28. Say (O Muhammad
): "Tell me! If Allah
destroys me, and those with me, or He bestows His Mercy on us,
- who can save the disbelievers from a painful torment?"
29. Say: "He
is the Most Beneficent (Allah), in Him we believe, and in
Him we put our trust. So you will come to know who is it that
is in manifest error."
30. Say (O Muhammad
): "Tell me! If (all) your
water were to be sunk away, who then can supply you with flowing
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